Monday, August 08, 2005

Best Man

Nick asked me not too long ago to be his best man. They get married later this month in Chicago. So, I asked him what he needed me to do.
"Oh, nothing much. Just need you to give a speech. And yea, you'll need to get a tux too!" (which I took to mean I look too sloppy in my natural state)
Looked around for something presentable to get. Thought perhaps a black tuxedo with grey vest would look nice. Something traditional.

Then again, the wedding banquet will be on a boat. Romantic cruise around the lake, so perhaps black would be too hot. Maybe something white?

Strangely enough, the rental website didn't say anything about whether the date comes along with the tux.

Or maybe something a bit more traditional, to reflect my heritage?

Or perhaps something more 'modern'? Don't quite like leather pants though; I hear they rub pretty bad. Or maybe that's a good thing.

This would be my 2nd time being best man. The first time was at one of my best friends' wedding in 2001. What took the cake then was when he, at the end of the banquet, inebriated and unable to drive, came up to me to ask me to go out to buy him a box of condoms.

"This is your wedding night! What on Earth did you expect to do tonight???" I exclaimed. To me, it was akin to Neil Armstrong about to get disembark from the Eagle but realizing that he left his helmet behind.

Nonetheless, being the dutiful Best Man, I excused myself from the gang who was meeting up at the local mamak, to make a trip to 7-11 in downtown Seremban. To pick up a box of condoms. Still dressed in my suit. Still had the corsage on my lapel. Still reeked of a mixture of booze, sweat and Escape by Calvin Klein.

They must have thought I was one high-class but butt-ugly gigolo. But still, the adik at the store didn't call the cops on me. Or try to pinch my ass.

I'm actually quite looking forward to this. Except, I have no idea how American weddings go. I know somewhere, somehow there should be a bachelor party (have been to only one thus far. Ahem. At least that's what I'm willing to 'fezz to) . And I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to shout 'Yammmm Sennnnnngg' at the end of my Best Man's speech.


Anonymous Cathie said...

oh WOW!!! That looks really nice TK!!! On first glance I thought the black goes with you better and the white looks so pimpish, BUT that's not really giving the white a fair chance cuz man... I really cannot tell with that chick you so conveniently digitized into the pic... plus I mean... the Nike hat dude!!! Take it off (the hat, I mean... LOL!!!) and I'll give you a fair assessment!!! ;D

in any case... OWWWWWW... the ladies better watch out for you huh?!? lol... don't worry I'll back you up if you ever need me to get you "prepared" for things... LOL... ;)

12:57 PM  
Anonymous mayan said...

i say definitely go for the white! remember to send some photos after yah!

2:41 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

err. cathie, actually i digitized my face into the pic. not the girl.
also, the part you wrote:
"I'll back you up if you ever need me to get you "prepared" for things... LOL... ;)" sounds VERY suggestive. or issit just me?
Your idiot husband's gonna kill me. Muahahaha.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous cathie said...

lol... I dunno what was swimming in that li'l mind of yours but I meant... ahhh heck... I probably meant what you thought I meant!!! HAHHAHAHA... hey looking good man, the white might actually be very nice too for the boat banquet... but what color pants are you gonna coordinate with it... the black like in that picture?!? Would it be too much?!? Too multi-tonal?!? Too colorful?!? Might send the wrong message to the ladies... lol jk... ;p

And hey, I just noticed you actually did paste your face onto the tux pics... you know you can't really tell that way... you gotta see how your body "fills out" the tux... (another gutter image or what... lol)... so yeah... go try them on at the stores and strut around a little and see which one makes you look more dashing!!! ;)

6:08 PM  
Anonymous cathie said...

and by the way... if you sport that traditional costume thing...

there's no hope to mankind...

that is all...


6:11 PM  
Anonymous coo said...

The traditional getup definitely has its merits - colorful, cultural and errr.. classy. Try it ler :P

8:13 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

LOSE THE CAP DUDE! ha ha ha..

really one of the farniest entries ever.. can't help laughing.

But yeah dude.. i think the black tux looks better..

And 1 more thing..maybe the YAAAM SENG! business might be a good idea.. give them a taste of what Malaysian Chinese weddings are like.. but I suggest you get boozed up first before you do that.. you might be too deaf to hear that no-one's really "Yam Seng"ing with you... or if they're actually strapping a straight jacket on you.. *grin*.. all the best in your exams dude.. shall be praying for you.

9:02 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

what's with the stripper look? eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww.. what would CC say/think man?

but knowing her quip replies.. she might say "Go Vagus.. Go Vagus.. " ha ha.. just kidding..

she'd say "Aieeeee" ..

5:26 AM  
Anonymous coo...lcat said...

Mmmmm... leather... yummy...


Aiyor, that pic made me rotfl ler! Too much, too much! Hahahah!

5:43 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Coo cat? new name?

hehe, you want more, girl? *wink wink*
get your dollar notes ready. I'm in the mood for some pole dancing.

9:34 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

eeeeeeeeeewww and double eeeeeewww. ha ha ha. .

10:23 PM  
Anonymous coolcat said...

Eh, nolar. Coo bcos my fingers ter-press enter in the midst of typing my name.

Pole dancing???! WOW!!! *Drrrooo...* *Ahem* Do you accept Mastercard or Visa ar?

11:04 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

CC, please you're tarnishing my impression of you. eyeeeer.. can't bear to imagine.. you stuffing down coins down the pants.. ha ha ha..

eyeeer.. blind blind.. gross.. he he he..

Vagus.. i got about USD 300 with me right now... valid ah? hi hi hi

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