The band of sisters prepare for the arrival of the groom and close the gate immediately to prevent us from entering the bride's house
Finally, the groom had arrived
The bride and the brothers (which include myself, not shown here as I was the photographer) were gearing up to "tackle" the obstacles which had been prepared by the band of sisters.
So, some of the brothers like Colin step up to the challenge. I also notice the best man, David and the other brother, Siong involved in the "kissing" session. After the task was completed, the gate was opened.
We were denied access to the bride's house once again at the main entrance. Another obstacle awaits us. The groom need to make the right pick. He needs to choose the one with the bride's name underneath those covered papers.
His first pick was incorrect. He had pick the bride's elder sister and been punished to kiss her hand.
Lucky for the groom, his second choice was correct, otherwise more punishment awaits.
Still the band of sisters did not allow us to enter and another obstacles came out of nowhere. We had to finish the sour, sweet and bitter concoctions (3 cups in total) created by the sisters. All the concoctions symbolize the sweet, sour and bitter life both the groom and the bride will endure in their future undertakings.
The groom and the brothers trying their best to finish up the concoctions. It was a breeze without much complication.
Next in line was the Wasabi sandwich. This was one arduous task as my throat was virtually on fire trying to swallow the remaining sandwich down my throat. Worse of all, we were not provided any water to wash down our throats.
Before we continue, we were served the "longevity" noodles. It is a Foochow tradition to take this noodles.
After finishing our meal, the band of sisters had another surprise for us, forming a barricade at the stairs and preventing us to reach the bride's room.
The next task was to continue the song initially sang by the sisters. (Pardon about the angle of the video)
This was no easy task. Just observe how the groom's team struggle
After the "caroling" session, the best man was punished by the sisters. Poor guy.
Now we were allowed to go up half way along the stairs. So near yet so far. The bride's room was within vicinity now.
However, the last task was a few Q & A session and signing an "agreement" that the groom will be a good and obedient husband in the future.
Next ceremony to be observed was the bowing ceremony to the bride's ancestors, parents and relatives.
Before the car left the bride's house, firecrackers been lay down at the porch area and ignited.
It's really fun and I enjoyed myself. Pretty much remind me of what I endure last year during my wedding day.