Saturday wedding went well with some minor stuff here and there – who could expect a wedding to be 100% perfect, right? There’s ALWAYS something didn’t go according to the plan, but overall it was a nice one. Brother-in-Law J and his wife J put a nice wedding together. I won’t bore you with details. In fact just enjoy the pictures below.
Long story short: I actually DIDN’T help out much because I seriously didn’t know what exactly need to be done. J didn’t really tell us exactly what was the wedding schedule etc just we just rolled along with it.
We got there around 8 am. K went off with J to pick up the roasted pig, flowers and the bride. I stayed at JJ condo with in-laws. Pretty much I just sat there quietly, waiting patiently for other relatives to come.
And I sort of packed “my food”
yea I know that Berry Yogurt had some evaporated cane juice as sweetener, but I only ate 1 and gave another one to K. Pretty much I finished everything with the exception of the canned sardines.
Finally around noon, the bride and groom came. In Chinese wedding, the groom party would go to the bride’s house, bringing a whole roasted pig along with other gifts. The bride and groom would then serve the tea to the parents and older relatives and in return they give them red pockets with some money in there. After that done, both bride and groom went to the groom’s family side and did the tea ceremony as well. Speaking of which, they also served us the tea as well and we gave them the red envelopes..haha…since we’re older than them 😛
I only had the broccoli stir fry and the roasted pig – dang those skins were soo crispy! That would be my first and last to have those. I knew that I won’t be able to stay truly Primal/Paleo for today so I won’t sweat it too much.
After lunch, the bride and groom party went to a park for pictures, while we all cleaned up and headed back to parents in law place to chill a bit before going to the restaurant and preparing the set up
OOoh goodness..the deep fried crab ball! I was debating if I should just cheat for this whole day, and decided to hell with it and consumed the whole thing. No more. It was super greasy and didn’t make my throat felt good afterward.
The only dishes I didn’t touch were the fried rice and the red bean soup. (no pic)
We left the restaurant around 11pm, dropped off all the stuff at in-law’s place and head back home. After showered and everything, crashed to bed around 1am and got up the next day around 9am.
Overall, I took today as my full cheat day of from Primal/Paleo, but at the same time I didn’t derail too much. At least I still made a good food choices and only cheat when it was worth it. In some ways, it helped me not to over indulge thanks to my “packed food” so I didn’t feel starved.