Oh, busy busy busy again...I haven't had time to visit other people's blogs. I'm trying to bake some chocolate-filled buns now and after that I have to study before my Finnish class starts. There are only 6 classes left to go this year.
Anyway, the other day my brother sent me his scanned wedding invitations so I could share them with my best friends. As you all know, he's getting married on December 8th. Apparently December is quite a busy month for weddings, since he's got 5 wedding invitations already that month.
The first thing that I don't miss from Indonesia is the HORRIBLE traffic. The second thing is the many wedding invitations he he he he...The more people you know, the bigger the chance is for you to get a wedding invitation. And it's impolite not to come, except if you really have a good excuse (for example you get sick, you're out of town, or your own sibling has a wedding on the same date and time). Even if you can't come, it's improper not to give anything, so you're bound to find someone who can come to the wedding party and ask him/her to bring your angpao (envelope with money in it.) My parents sometimes sigh deeply when they get 4 wedding invitations on the same month 'coz it means they have to spend more money that month for weddings alone.
I'm not saying that I don't want to be invited to wedding parties, but in Indonesia it can be really tough sometimes to go to one wedding party to another. I don't think there's a year passing by without at least a few wedding invitations for my parents. When your financial condition is okay, then it's not a big deal to get a few wedding invitations per month, but when you don't even have too much money for your daily necessities, then it becomes quite a burden.
I must say that I don't expect to be invited in any wedding party at all here in Finland, since most of the time the brides and grooms only invite their VERY CLOSE relatives and friends. Besides, over here people can just live together without getting married or they can just have a civil service without throwing a party. Over here, inviting 50 people as wedding guests is considered A LOT he he he...In Indonesia, inviting only 50 people is considered IMPOSSIBLE HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...
OK, gotta get back to my dough now. I sure hope it rises well he he he...Talk to you later, dudes and girls! ;-D