Back to our awkward teen years and cringe-worthy webcam group projects, from spending break time discussing absolutely nonsensical topics to filming a self-choreographed segment to a then-popular Franco-pop track.
As the years passed, it was inevitable that the frequency of our meetups dwindled due to schedule and financial restrictions. Semi-annual gatherings transformed into annual appointments, with a few sporadic meals in between.
With a freshly-washed mane - a rarity, I dare exclaim - a crush velvet gown, and heels (another sight to behold), she nearly towered over me, someone who always prioritizes comfort over charisma. The ensemble was fit for a wedding, especially that of immediate family.
Seating was spacious, for the dining hall was vast. I was nestled between a few foreign faces near the dance floor, which meant a stellar view of the evening's happenings.
For every ten-course supper, my stomach tends to reach threshold by the halfway point, capping at five out of ten dishes. As such, the steamed bass, lobster, questionably red-tinged free range chicken, fried rice, and egg noodles were either left untouched or subtly slid to the carb enthusiast to my right.
In addition, the photobooth was probably the best out of all the weddings attended thus far. In fact, we were so engrossed in the endeavour that dessert time came and gone in the blink of an eye. Tables were cleared, leaving nothing behind - not even water glasses nor the wedding gifts, mini plants that majority of attendees had not picked up with enough swiftness. Most items had been hurriedly tossed out as the event came to a close.
Service hadn't been shabby either, until the lights dimmer and a rush of clean-up procedures came into play. Bathrooms featured sticky floors but decently clean stalls.
All in all an enthralling evening, I had a great time catching up with the groom's family, as well as meeting some new, interesting faces.