Before the last school holidays,I have to make a few pairs of baju Melayu in order to attend a few weddings last month and this month.Now is the period when my peers (those in the 50's) are having "kenduri kahwin" for their sons and daughters.My turn may come in not too distant future.
I have noticed a lot of 'pembaziran' while attending wedding functions at hotels,coummunity halls,mosques and individual house.I don't see the reason why we need to spend so much money and effort .Some have gone over board and even borrowed money.Moderation is the word! As a father,I prefer to give the money(if I have) to my son to pay for a deposit for his new home than wasted paying for unnecessary events. The cost of a wedding function at a hotel is nothing less RM100,000!IMHO, it is still 'pembaziran' even though the person can afford to pay for it.
Coming back to the topic( I got diverted for a while),I observed that Malays in a few states really make an effort to wear their 'baju Melayu' when they go to Friday prayers.My son also has to wear 'baju Melayu' when he goes to school on Friday.I think I should emulate this culture of 'pakaian beradat dan beradab' especially on Fridays.