Shopping for good reason

In between work-related activity in L.A., I’ve managed to squeeze in a fair bit of time doing wedding-related activity. You know, things like calling my parents and telling them what me and my fiancée have planned, listening to them agree, and then trying not to be more stressed when they call back five minutes later saying ‘you should do this and this’, and ‘why don’t you have the tea ceremony there instead’, and ‘are you sure the ceremony is like that one’?

Then there’ll also always be well-meaning friends who tell us ‘it should be a day to remember’, and then add half a dozen variables we haven’t had the remotest inkling of until the moment they bring it up, making us try not to be stressed.

But L.A. is great – there are shops to take a look at for wedding stuff, although I’m not sure if it’s a good thing, cos I got a little flustered checking out the vast range of things as simple as wedding invitation stationery.

Tonight I saw this shop near Beverly Hills called Papyrus, and was about use my nifty but slow N73 camera phone to take a picture of the shop for the fiancée to see via MMS, but a mall security guard came by and said, ‘Hi, how’s it going?‘ So I said, ‘Good, thanks!’, to which he replied, ‘You can’t take photographs here’.

So I said to him, ‘Fuck you. Take photo of the shop things only lah, nabeh!’

Of course what I really said was, ‘Oh, so sorry, din know, heh heh’.

Los Angeles Day 3
Take that, security guard!

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30 thoughts on “Shopping for good reason”

  1. congrats on ur impending marriage! get stressed and cover all corners now, but on the itself, don’t forget to enjoy the moment and leave the event to your faithful frens… 😉

  2. congrats on ur impending marriage! get stressed and cover all corners now, but on the itself, don’t forget to enjoy the moment and leave the event to your faithful frens… 😉

  3. Came on to the blog after a few days, really like the new look. Congrats also on getting married. People say LA is very dirty. Have you seen any celebs yet?
    Oh, and if I were you, I’d have pretended to be Japanese and tried to get him in the picture, too.

  4. Came on to the blog after a few days, really like the new look. Congrats also on getting married. People say LA is very dirty. Have you seen any celebs yet?
    Oh, and if I were you, I’d have pretended to be Japanese and tried to get him in the picture, too.

  5. hey congrats! i jus had mine in june and it was a rush of about 4mths of planning and running around – and its a malay wedding. glad its over man. anyway as long as u have friends willing to run the extra mile for u, getting car deco done the night before the wedding itself is achievable. miyagi boleh!

  6. hey congrats! i jus had mine in june and it was a rush of about 4mths of planning and running around – and its a malay wedding. glad its over man. anyway as long as u have friends willing to run the extra mile for u, getting car deco done the night before the wedding itself is achievable. miyagi boleh!

  7. haha, at least he asked “how’s it going” first…you know, trying to be polite. S’pore security will go like “eh, no fotos no fotos!”

  8. haha, at least he asked “how’s it going” first…you know, trying to be polite. S’pore security will go like “eh, no fotos no fotos!”

  9. Hehh, congrats on getting hitched soon. My own wedding is 3 mths away and I totally agree with you on the stress and fuss part of wed-preps.

    At least your encounter with the LA security guard was on a ‘friendly’ note. My bro had a brush with the police when he was trying to take sunset shots near JE MRT station.

    Bless our ever-vigilant police officers and a civic-minded but paranoid member of the public, he was ‘invited’ to the station control office for a chat and had to delete the shots on the spot.

    Luckily, they still served him kopi and some dry humour chat. Heeh…

  10. Hehh, congrats on getting hitched soon. My own wedding is 3 mths away and I totally agree with you on the stress and fuss part of wed-preps.

    At least your encounter with the LA security guard was on a ‘friendly’ note. My bro had a brush with the police when he was trying to take sunset shots near JE MRT station.

    Bless our ever-vigilant police officers and a civic-minded but paranoid member of the public, he was ‘invited’ to the station control office for a chat and had to delete the shots on the spot.

    Luckily, they still served him kopi and some dry humour chat. Heeh…

  11. i should consider myself one of the lucky ones whom met your fiancée and you personally.

    i’m looking forward to hear more of your wedding preparations.

  12. i should consider myself one of the lucky ones whom met your fiancée and you personally.

    i’m looking forward to hear more of your wedding preparations.

  13. why so stress?? relac la!
    like me and hubby, ROM 4 years liao still haven’t customary.. nemmind we ??????
    merry as can be! stay together liao.. heck the FUSS!!

    congrats!

  14. why so stress?? relac la!
    like me and hubby, ROM 4 years liao still haven’t customary.. nemmind we 还是一条龙!
    merry as can be! stay together liao.. heck the FUSS!!

    congrats!

  15. lol I wish my sister is like you alamak. She wants to be like you and not hold any customary thing but her husbands family want.

    Then ppl like me become middleman to talk to our parents. and then parents overeact making it one hot soup.

  16. lol I wish my sister is like you alamak. She wants to be like you and not hold any customary thing but her husbands family want.

    Then ppl like me become middleman to talk to our parents. and then parents overeact making it one hot soup.

  17. The guard started off with a courtesy, “Hi, how’s it going”, before informing you of the restriction. When I tried to take a photo of the Batmobile when they exhibited it in Lido years back, the security just stood in front of my camera and waved me away. I was so shocked at the intrusion, I gave him a good mouthful of four-letter curses. It was his turn to be shocked, not expecting such a selection of language from a “well dressed, decent” sort!!!

  18. The guard started off with a courtesy, “Hi, how’s it going”, before informing you of the restriction. When I tried to take a photo of the Batmobile when they exhibited it in Lido years back, the security just stood in front of my camera and waved me away. I was so shocked at the intrusion, I gave him a good mouthful of four-letter curses. It was his turn to be shocked, not expecting such a selection of language from a “well dressed, decent” sort!!!

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