Monday, October 22, 2007

I got married today

At exactly 1130am, twelve years ago, I wed Suzliaton Norhaslinda Mohamed Said at 12 Jalan Tengah, Kampung Stulang Baru, 81100 Majidee, Johor Bahru, Johor. Imam Labintah Mahmood from Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, who is also the Jurunikah for Kampung Melayu Majidee area, solemnised the wedding.

We wore pink for the ceremony in Johor Bahru. Of course for the akad nikah, I wore the traditional white. Through out the entire wedding, I wore my Baju Melayu 'dagang luor'.

My planned-best-man, Zaharuddin "Pak" Mohamed from MRSM Muo days (also my golfing buddy at that time), missed his flight from Kota Bahru to Johor Bahru, enroute at Subang (which we already argued and anticipated two weeks earlier, for obvious logistics reasons!) and finally arrived at 3pm, after the bersanding and lunch has been long concluded. Luckily, another Ex-MRSM Muo buddy, Zainuddin Mohamed stood in as best man at the akad-nikah and my former housemate from Newcastle, England, Mohd. Noorazam "BJ" Osman stood in as best man for the bersanding and makan damai.

The ceremony in Petaling Jaya was held in December, to facilitate for my brother and cousins, who were still studying in London at that time, to attend. We wore blue for the ceremony at home and peach for the dinner at Dewan Merak Kayangan, Felda HQ, Kuala Lumpur.

Notice all my costume are Baju Melayu (Kurung) Johor. My mom had sewn all the 'bunga tabur' on all three persandingan wear. This is a authentic and typical traditional wear for Johorean Malays. Authentic Johorean Malay men do not wear Baju Melayu Cekak Musang or Songket, Keris and Tanjak when they get married. That is the distinction of a Johorean groom, on top of the tolls that he or his best man usually got to pay, before they enter the bride's house for bersanding and banquet.


Zawi said...

Congratulations on your 12th annivessary. Keep the fire of love going till eternity. May you be blessed with many children.

Zakhir's Zoo said...



fazilogic said...

Congrats Mr and Mrs Zakhir.

maria said...

Hi Zakhir

Happy Anniversary!

Hope you will celebrate many many more happy anniversaries. :)

zorro said...

Happy 12th anniversary...Aisha split image of Linda.

And how the hell did Linda tolerate your howlings (sorry...barking) for a dozen years. She must be a saint.See you tomorrow at MRT.

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Thanks Mr Fazil from Sembulan, Mrs Maria Roslani from Kelana Jaya and Mr Zorro from Los Angeles, Ara Damansara.


Yes, Linda is an outstanding woman

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Zakhir
Happy anniversary! Indeed, a typical Johor wedding with the Baju Teluk Belanga and all.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Zakhir's Zoo said...


Thanks for visiting. I knew you'd appreciate the Baju Melayu sembat :)


happy anniversary!

Zakhir's Zoo said...


Thanks. I really appreciate it!