Pandemic Tales: Celebrating Our First-Year Wedding Anniversary Apart

2020 was supposed to be THE year.  N and I had our marriage registered in Nov 2019 after months of groundwork (flying back and forth to get documents and approval from the respective departments, etc), and we finally had our wedding ceremony in February – before he flew back to the Philippines to wait out the six-month cooling off period (Malaysia has this law to … Continue reading Pandemic Tales: Celebrating Our First-Year Wedding Anniversary Apart

Registration of Marriage @ Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

For non-Muslim Malaysian couples who wish to get married, there are a few places where you can get your marriage solemnized and registered; namely the National Registration Department, or a church, temple or association where they have an assistant registrar of marriages. In KL, Thean Hou Temple is a popular place for Chinese couples, as it is a beautiful venue that offers plenty of photo … Continue reading Registration of Marriage @ Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysian Chinese Wedding – Part 2: Customs, Traditions and Culture

Hey guys!  Welcome to part 2 of A Malaysian Chinese Wedding! I previously blogged about the planning and preparation stage: items to get, where to rent dresses, engaging a photographer and chaperone, etc. which you can read here.  This time around, I’ll be running through some of the customs and traditions involved, some of which I also experienced for the first time during the ceremony … Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese Wedding – Part 2: Customs, Traditions and Culture

A Malaysian Chinese Wedding Part 1 – Pre-Wedding Preparations and Planning

Hey guys! Welcome to part one of A Malaysian Chinese Wedding, in which I discuss pre-wedding preparations for my wedding ceremony, which was held last February. For those of you who’d like to know what a Malaysian Chinese wedding is like, read on! While I did not follow all the traditions strictly, I hope that by sharing my own experiences, this will help those planning … Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese Wedding Part 1 – Pre-Wedding Preparations and Planning

How To Get Married To A Malaysian: A Guide For Filipino Foreign Spouses

Hey guys!  So I haven’t had time to write about this properly, but I got my marriage registered in November last year (2019), with my Filipino husband.  We had the marriage registered in Malaysia and started planning as early as 2018. It took us over a year to have everything in place. Getting married in Malaysia is no walk in the park if your spouse … Continue reading How To Get Married To A Malaysian: A Guide For Filipino Foreign Spouses

Being The Bridesmaid @ A Traditional Malaysian Chinese Wedding

Hey guys! Hope you had a great Lunar New Year!  One of my good friends had her wedding ceremony recently – and I was honoured to be one of her bridesmaids! It was my first time, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was it a happy occasion, but I also learned a lot of fascinating things about Malaysian Chinese wedding culture. Hold up, you … Continue reading Being The Bridesmaid @ A Traditional Malaysian Chinese Wedding

A (Modern) Malaysian Chinese Wedding

I know I’m Malaysian-Chinese and all, but if you asked me what a ‘traditional’ Chinese wedding is like, I’d probably shake my head and shrug. After so many generations (most of the Chinese here are third or fourth gen), many of our original rituals and culture are lost – and are continuing to die off, as younger people, such as myself, do away with customs … Continue reading A (Modern) Malaysian Chinese Wedding