elyse: (dailycandy: travel galore!)

Australia, here I come...!

My flight to Perth leaves at 2.30 PM today. I may sleep very little this night morning, since I'm still busy preparing. This has got to be the most unorganized trip I've ever planned. Well, in terms of luggage preparation. I'm packing in the last minute, that's pretty rare of me, being so organized that I've always been. Flights and hotels were booked way ahead of time and the visa was ready 10 days ago. But somehow the mood is still not too excited nor feels like holiday. Perhaps because I'm only going with dad. Mom & bro won't be going with us. I feel bad for them >_<

Bro obviously has to work, but mom could've gone with us! It's because dad wanted to save money and there are other considerations, such as my grandma (mom's mom) is very old and mom needs to take care of her. But that's just an excuse, I guess. In the first place, dad only wants to pay for 1 more person to accompany him. Because my schedule is pretty flexible and because mom doesn't want to go only with dad alone, it's then decided that I should go instead. Lucky me, poor mom ;_;

Oh, I rambled before stating the purpose of this trip :P Forgive me, I'm sleepy already ~_~

My cousin is getting married this Saturday in Perth. He doesn't have parents anymore (his dad died when the siblings were very young, and his mom died 2 years ago). My dad was asked to be the witness in the church ceremony.

After the Perth trip, I want to see Melbourne (because I haven't been there), and dad wants to visit Sydney. So we're covering those two cities. Melbourne first, then Sydney, before going back to Jakarta on Nov 9. A total of 11 days of trip.

It's gonna be awkward, just me and dad. But maybe I could talk a lot with him, like in the old time before my university days. Hopefully he won't be too annoying, though. Wish me luck! :D
elyse: (morning musume: risa - yellow sunset)
What was the last wedding you went to? Were you in the wedding?

Last wedding reception attended: 7-7-07! (July 7, 2007)
Last wedding ceremony attended: July 8.

I was neither the guest in any of the weddings. You should already know why... Because I work on weddings. Y'know, I go to weddings like 4 times in a month, sometimes more sometimes less... and so far, I was almost never the guest.

Let me enlighten you a bit. 
I'm the owner (together with my 3 partners-in-crime) of a music organizer (the company is called "Fleur de Lis") for events, such as weddings. I provide the choir, entertainment, and MC for those events. Usually I sing with my choir on wedding ceremonies. As for wedding receptions, I only supervise (that means: wearing nice dress, eating & drinking lots, and people-watching :P while also making sure the event goes as planned --> making sure the music & MC do their job). Nice, isn't it? Actually going to hundreds of weddings in the last 4 years is SO boring.... it's always the same routine, only different couple. We, vendors, are getting BLEH with weddings (especially the reception). And there are still so many more to attend! O_O

Next wedding ceremony to attend: July 14 --> sing with my choir.
Next wedding ceremony & reception to attend, and this time I won't be working (but not the guest, either): July 27 --> my bestfriend's wedding! (She's also a fellow Fleur de Lis music organizer owner -- my first partner-in-crime). Actually I'll be one of the bridesmaids.

I hope I won't feel indifferent when it's time for my own wedding...

eclectic

"There are those relationships that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous..."
~ Carrie Bradshaw (from Sex and the City)

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