The day before yesterday, November 21, I attended Felix Harianto‘s wedding party at Shangri-la Hotel. He is my ex-classmate from SMUK Santo Paulus Jember. It was Wednesday, so it’s rather odd since most people pick weekends as their wedding days. But Felix told me earlier in an online chatting session that he chose the day because it was the anniversary. Plus, the cost for renting the place is cheaper than weekends.
The event started at 7pm, but I came to early at around 6pm. Fortunately I came with my lovely Martha so it was not a problem to kill some time. We came straight from our offices since it was an ordinary work day.
The wedding place was so well decorated. There was plenty of food. Although at first only a few people came, later that night the room was crowded. There are no special events though. No dances, no bouquet toss, and even, sadly, no photo sessions. Felix did ask me to take some pictures when I was about to go home. But his wife dragged him somewhere else and it was late already, so that didn’t happen.
The party was also a small gathering with my old friends who currently live in Jakarta: Alan, Benny, Indra Setiawan, Kwok Siong, Susanto, and Yananta Muslie. Unfortunately, Handoko couldn’t make it there because he was sick. It has been almost ten years since I last saw them. Some didn’t change much while some others I hardly recognized. Here are my small updates on their info:
This skinny fellow lives, surprisingly, near my place at Kelapa Gading. He greeted me first that night when he came with her girl friend.
Benny and Kwok Siong
They currently worked together at Sunter area. Benny looked the same like I last saw him at high school, but that’s not the case with Kwok Siong who got fatter and rounder face.
He was one of my best buddies back then. Unlike the others, I already met Indra in Jakarta last year when I was looking for a boarding house at Kelapa Gading. He came with his girlfriend later that night. Currently, he worked as a sales for a chemical company in Cibitung.
“Wanna buy some computers, Den?” that was his first reaction when I met him. Apparently, he sells computers. He also didn’t change much in appearance.
This was another best friend of mine in high school. Living at Serang, Banten, he turns out to be a successful player in the lumber business. He is married and will soon be a father since his wife has been being pregnant for about seven months.
That’s all for now. Until next time guys.
Congratulation to the newly married couple: Felix and Delly.