Cheong’s Wedding – Post Mortem

Posted: 12th June 2009 by Jacky Yong in Photography
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I accepted Cheong’s request for me to be their wedding photographer for a day. Their big day was on 24 December 2007. Went to Darby Park to where Cheong’s wife and her family are located.

Start early

Start early

As part of the ritual, the sisters started to prepare for the games to be played by Cheong and his brothers before he is allowed entry to his wife.

Loads of food and drinks on the table

Loads of food and drinks on the table

The “heng tai“s were really a rowdy bunch. Noisy, loud, boastful, shouting all sorts of profanities, just like me! 😀 Typical men. Hehehe….

She had to disable the alarm because the guys were abusing it

She had to disable the alarm because the guys were abusing it

The guys were also not very gentle. One of the banana-eating game turned ugly when a sister was involuntarily caught as a banana eater.

Game turned ugly

Game turned ugly

Suffice to say, there were more tense moment that ensued when the sisters got into an argument with the heng-tais, but the details are much too personal to be disclosed here. So guys, if you are reading this, please be gentle to the ladies. It’s just a game, no need to take heart. And ladies, please do also be wary of such a thing called the men’s ego. It’s a very dangerous beast to be provoked, so do not overstep the borders okay?

Anyway the rest of the ceremony went smoothly and Cheong finally got to his lovely bride. So off they went back to Cheong’s home in Taman OUG.

Were married!

We're married!

The normal ceremonies followed, the tea ceremony and all the picture takings.

Watcha looking at?

Watcha looking at?

Luckily I did not have to create a slide show for them. Creating slide shows are a real headache and time consuming. So I arrived at Imbi Palace restaurant in Jalan Imbi relatively early.

Powderful car, for a powderful ride

Powderful car, for a powderful ride


Yam Seng!

Yam Seng!

The night ended pretty bad for me, because my hand slipped and my whole camera flung out of my grip and landed on the floor! My worst fear came true, my lens’ Optical Stabilizer element stopped working and I kept getting Err 99! GOSH! Lucky the camera survived, and I had my 50 mm lens with me. So I snapped that on instead and I continued shooting till the end of the night with the prime lens.

Towards the end of the night, all pictures were taken with the 50 mm lens instead

Towards the end of the night, all pictures were taken with the 50 mm lens instead


Caught these pair of old friends bidding a very long goodbye

Caught these pair of old friends bidding a very long goodbye

What a tiring day and night for me! Go to my gallery for more pictures.

Note: Wanna know what happened to my lens? Yeap, the IS konked. But I had it fixed and within 3 weeks (just before the Chinese New Year!) I got back my lens from Canon Malaysia! Phew!

  1. im the groom says:

    hahahaha… i tell you, you also dont believe ah…
    i was just talking to my colleague (who likes to read blogs) about your blog site…
    to my surpise, when i open for her to see, then i saw this blog…
    so fast 1 year and half has passed… my Arthur baby boy is 4.5 months old now

  2. Jacky Yong says:

    Hahaha … yeah, how time flies man! Congrats on being a father! Do show us pictures of your baby boy to us! 😉