My brother in law is getting engaged this Saturday. No, not to that girl who I tried to match make him with, but to another girl. She's very young, barely 25, I think. And my BIL is 35 this year.
I've met her twice, both times with her family. She's nothing like my BIL's ex-GF who was very stylish and classy. This one is very simple. I think my BIL won't have much problems with her. So is my MIL.
This girl pakai tudung, so that's a plus point for her in the eyes of my MIL. Now my SIL and I are under pressure to wear the tudung!
Anyway, for the engagement, the hantaran will comprise 9 dulang from the girl's side and 7 dulang from the boy's. On our side, 7 men have been selected to become the pengangkat dulang hantaran, including Nadim. My BIL wanted something different for his engagement, hence, let the men carry the dulang hantaran.
During our mesyuarat tergempar last Monday, it was decided that the pengangkat dulang hantaran shall wear red. Since my dear boy tak ada baju melayu warna merah, I had to go and buy one for him.
So just now during lunch time, we all went to Wisma Yakin to look for the baju. Me, Nadim, Nadira and Nizzar. I asked Pak Cik Mat to drop them off at my office since I'm working today and so off we went to Jalan Masjid India.
Best jugak pegi Jln Masjid India at this time of day. It was not too crowded, so we didn't have to bergasak2 dengan orang ramai. We went to the first shop, saw one nice red one, Nadim tried it on, it fitted him well and we took it. Then I saw another nice red baju melayu for the little one and I bought it for Nizzar. It cost me only RM147 for both. So cheap!
So it looks like this year, the theme colour for our baju raya will be red. I shall now hunt for red kain/baju for the girls. Yeay! I love red!
Lepas shopping, we went to Insaf for briyani. Huuu... sedapnya! I used to frequent this place many years ago sampai mamak kedai tu dah kenal lah I. Every Saturday, after work, sure datang sini makan. The briyani rice is out of this world.... so is the mango juice. Yum! Yum!
I think, of all the nasi briyani in town, I like this one the best. My husband likes Bismillah's (at Jln Semarak), but I think Insaf's better. The rice at Insaf is so much tastier. It's simple, tak banyak spices, but the taste is all there.
After that hearty lunch, we went to Gulati's and Maya's to tengok2 and pegang2 kain. There were some lovely ones, but we didn't buy any. We need to take our time in choosing the kain, so I told Nadira, we'll come back again.
Oh well... I can't wait!