Monday, 27 December 2010

Venting it Out

I didn't realize I was keeping so many things inside until i blabbed out almost all of it to my soul sister, ein (aka mak kepada emyr cheeky.) She said be patient. I didn't precisely told her what was worrying me. But her answers was so precise. She made me cry. Yes, ein. I cried. And from that day I cried, I've never felt better. Everything seems to fall back into place. *hugs soul sister bongok*. Yes, we're rough like that. That's why I love all of 'em. Ein. Miera. Muna. Melati. 

Everything fell back into place. Things are up and running again. Yesterday was a huge accomplishment for us, who only sees each other never more than once a week. We managed to buy some of the gifts to exchange  during akad nikah which is set in about 3 months from now. 3 MONTHS?! *inhale* *exhale*. I am inhaling and exhaling not because of the W prep. I am inhaling and exhaling because Insya Allah I'll be a wife. A WIFE?! *inhale* *exhale*

Oh! So cute. While we were scouting around for the gifts (read: patah kaki penat), he came up with a theme for our wedding, "simplicity at its best". Nothing exclusive. Far from lavish. What's important is the blessings from Almighty and parents. The gifts are not intended to be "oohh..aaahhhed" by anyone. The gifts are intended to be used in our daily married life. For him to smell nice for me. For me to look all dolled up for him. We like that. =) 

Here's a post soul sister ein wrote 2 months before her wedding;

"Honestly, I don't see the fun in preparing for a wedding.

No offence, who cares about your wedding invites. Who would care to remember what flowers you picked for your pelamin. Who would even bother to scrutinize your wedding veils or dresses.

It can be a simple affair if you want them to be. That's Our plan.

For the unconditional Love Feisal showers me with, for the perpetual support and strength throughout, for the faith He has in me, and most importantly, in Us, I honestly couldn't ask for more. Thankful.

Indeed, all I want is a blessed and blissful Marriage with my Feisal, not a perfect Wedding. Amin."

How can we not be soul sisters when we share the same sentiment except I  need to be kept grounded most of the time. She's a wise woman. Blur at times.  ;p But I love her to death non the less. 

I found this quote from taintedphase.tumblr, "He's not perfect, you aren't either. But if he can make you laugh at least once, cause you to think twice. Hold on to him and give the best you can".

26.12.2010. Malaysia 3-0 victory @ home. =)

Here's to making me laugh more. Keeping me rooted on the ground. Cooking me that promised salsa. A blessed and blissful marriage. Love. =)

Sunday, 5 December 2010

my dreaammmyyyy weddinnggg shoe (but i can't remember which entry)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

3 words: Drop Dead Gorgeous

credits here
Simple. Ingenious. Cantik!

Thursday, 18 November 2010


pic source: ruffledblog
My kind of must have wedding picture.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sunday LoVe

The weekend plan was supposed to be; Saturday out with Syam and Sunday awesome charity work with fun loving friends.

Turned out Saturday was spent at home baking birthday cake for sister while Syam was down with fever. Half of Sunday was spent cleaning up my dusty room (read: house DON'T panel window dressing. NO!) and the remaining half was spent with Syam exploring Jalan TAR for W stuffs and later to IKEA scouting ideas to revamp my room from bachelor-messy to adult-organized. Now I know how finicky he can be with house furniture. He likes it short, I like it tall. BUT all in all he has ideas and not-so-bad taste. DIY much in the future. I like. =)

It was unfortunate that I couldn't join with the charity thang but seriously if I didn't grab the chance of dragging getting him to Jalan TAR, it'll be weeks if not months until we have proper weekends to ourselves to get things up and running. And it is down to 5 months. *gigit jari* 

Sorry fellow friends. I'm sure today won't be the first and the last.

Sunday came and leaving too quick. Sunday's always a pleasure while it lasts. Here's to many more Sunday Loving with the fam(ily)+cats, syam and friends. 

Oooh. I am loving the maxi jupes. Uber uber LoVe.

Saturday, 30 October 2010


I find competition of who has the better wedding, the better dress, the better hantaran, the better pelamin, the better tunang, the better boyfriend funny.

Just simply hillarious.

Friday, 22 October 2010


A video that speaks through actions. No song. Just background music. Awesomely captured. Talented bunch they are.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

maxi jupes - or so i quote

 image from here

I can NOT HAVE ENOUGH of this for NOW. Its like super comfy and styling it is effortless. I wanted MORE. So, I've ordered 2 more. So, weeee to that!

Oh and I have to thank her for if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have discovered that being petite could rock maxi jersey skirt. hee. And if you're reading this shea, i super super love your style!! Keep 'em coming.

A good read - The Biggest Money Mistakes Couples Make

, On Tuesday 19 October 2010, 2:28 SGT

Managing your own money is hard enough; add another person to the equation and it becomes an obstacle course: Does it make sense to combine bank accounts after moving in together? Should you pay off your credit card debt before getting married? Does the higher earner need to cover more of the bills?
[In Pictures: 12 Money Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes]

Here are six common mistakes that couples make with their money--and how to avoid them, adapted from the new book Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back.

Not talking about finances.

Sure, discussing who pays for what and how much debt each person brings into the relationship is awkward--but also necessary. Before moving in together, talk about how you plan to share household expenses, whether the person with the higher salary will contribute more, how much credit card debt you have, and how you plan to share big-ticket items like cars. Also, take time to map out the logistics: Will you pay bills out of one shared bank account? Or keep all your money separate?

Don't forget to bring up your long-term goals, too, which can make the discussion a little more romantic. Do you want to swim with dolphins in the Bahamas? Or backpack around Europe together? Agreeing on common goals makes it easier to save.

Combining accounts too early.

Putting all your money into one account might be the more romantic option (and prevent any debate over who picks up the tab at dinner), but it can also cause major problems in the event of a breakup. Couples who live together without first walking down the aisle face financial vulnerabilities with joint accounts that married couples don't.

Investments in shared assets, such as a home or car, can be lost during a messy breakup if only one person's name is on the title. Money or labor that went into redoing a former partner's kitchen may never be recouped. And while details vary by state, even assets such as joint savings accounts can go to the person who is first to make the withdrawal. Legalities aside, a lot of couples say they like the independence of having two accounts anyway, at least before they decide they've found their permanent soul mate.
[For more money-saving tips, visit the U.S. News Alpha Consumer blog.]

Sharing credit cards, real estate, and other types of debt.

If you add your partner's name to the title of your home, then they own it, too--even if you paid for the down payment and mortgage. "I see it happening too often--a couple gets together, says 'I love you, let's set up house and make this official'. . . and then [one person] signs away half of their equity," says Sheryl Garrett, a certified financial planner based in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and author of Money Without Matrimony. Couples also need to talk about who would get the first opportunity to purchase the house if they were to break up, at what price would they sell it, and how many days they would have to refinance the mortgage in their own name.

Signing on to someone's car loan or credit card can create similar problems. If you break-up and the other person fails to make their payments, then you're on the hook, too. Even if you've long gotten over the relationship, your credit might feel the after-effects for years.

Getting surprised by the marriage penalty.

Newlyweds who earn similar, high salaries often get an unwelcome surprise the year after they get married: They find themselves stuck with a mega-tax bill. That's because the so-called marriage penalty still exists in the upper tax brackets. In 2010, for example, husbands and wives who each earn $68,650 and up in taxable income are at risk for paying more married than they did as singletons.

Earnings above that amount face a 28 percent tax, compared to 25 percent pre-marriage. Couples are most at risk when they bring home similar incomes. (The reverse is also true. When one person in the marriage brings home all or most of the money in a marriage, that couple usually gets a tax break.) The best way to prepare for this unwelcome wedding "gift" is to know it's coming and to deduct more from your salary throughout the year to avoid a large bill on April 15.

Ignoring the risk of a break-up.

Talking about how you would split things up if you decided to go your separate ways can prevent bad surprises later. Unless children or major assets are involved, there's usually no need to hire a lawyer. In fact, you can just write down the answers to these questions along with any others that apply: Who would stay in the apartment? Who would get the cats? The car? If you want to formalize the process, you can pay a nominal fee to download forms, such as a living-together guide and contract, at

Since unmarried couples don't get to argue their case in divorce court, it could be your only protection in place if things go south. (The legal ramifications of common-law marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships vary by state.) Couples might also want to consider talking about any debts, past bankruptcy filings, and credit report problems, because even if you're not legally liable for your girlfriend's $50,000 student loan, it could end up affecting your quality of life if 10 percent of the household income goes toward paying it off each month.

[Visit the U.S. News Personal Finance site for more insight and money management tips.]

Putting one person in charge of money.

It's normal to specialize in relationships--to delegate dinner planning to the best cook, and gardening to the one with a green thumb. But giving one person all of the money management responsibility can lead to an unbalanced relationship.

New York-based relationship therapist Bonnie Eaker Weil explains that no one should ever feel like he or she has to ask permission before buying something. "I call it 'Mother, may I?' You don't want to get into that position where you're the little girl, or you're the little boy, and the other person is your parents. You want to have your own money, and certain things are guilt-free, and you just do what you want with it. If you want to buy a latte, or lipstick, or a facial, you do not have to ask permission, because it's your own money," says Weil. Plus, in the event of a break-up, you want to make sure you know where all your money is and how to manage it.

This article is adapted with permission from Kimberly Palmer's new book Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back (Ten Speed Press).


Sometimes we think sharing everything is the best option. But I personally think each needs their own space to breathe; be it socially, what more financially. The future cannot be predicted. The key here is communication and understanding each others need. Syam and I are of course not excluded.

p/s: LOVE, read up. =)

Sunday, 17 October 2010


I've always loved videos and photos which looked totally unpretentious. My videographer nailed it to the T. I'm super freakin lovin it! Check it here. If you like it like how I LIKED it, he can be contacted at His price is super duper reasonable. I guarantee ya!

On a different note, I am pretty much satisfied at the rate all W plans are going. The down side is that most of the preparations bit are done together with my mother and sisters. Not that I am complaining for they are my W planners cum consultant. It is a family affair after all. I just wish he could be part of the preparation bit  much more. The only time we get to see each other is on one of the weekdays for dinner and it is a super spoiler to go over tedious W details when we don't even see much of each other to update on our daily lives. or to just really sit and enjoy each others company. Don't get me started on weekends. When he is free, I've got pre-planned commitments. When I am free, he has to go to work!! *sigh* Like for example how I really wanted him to accompany me to meet up with the uber talented designer yesterday, he couldn't because he had to work at the very last minute. Boo to standbys!! Boo!!

Oh, on the designer. She is super friendly and I totally love her workin space. She immediately understood what kind of designs I dig and she will try to make it work. Think clean. Think simple. Think vintage. Think pearls. I can't wait!!! 

It has been an awesome weekend (minus syam being all busy. boo). Totally lovin the whole jersey maxi skirt look. I want more more!!

 Goodbye Sunday. Hello Monday. *bore*

Friday, 15 October 2010


Kadang-kadang kita rasa kita sempurna. Sebenarnya kita tidak. Kadang-kadang kita rasa kita hebat. Sebenarnya kita tidak. 

We are here breathing, walking and hearing right all due to His will. 

I don't get unnecessary pride. I don't get unnecessary supremacy. I most definitely don't get perfection.

So I am different, let me be. So I love colors, let me love it.

We are the same but different. Funny I can't get rid of that unpleasant feeling of unwanted. I still don't get it until today.

Wonder why I speak in riddles? I am wondering myself.

Prolly of what I wore today. I had weird stares. I heard snickers. Do i look that weird. Monotonous people ain't fun. Bah!!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

want!! *Screams*

Dorothy Perkins Khaki twill harem trousers. I'm in LOVE! Anyone knows if it has reached DP Malaysia?

Monday, 11 October 2010

fashion stalk

 credits here
Pretty much. Love the pleated skirt. Unfortunately I can't pull this look. Pleated skirt with wide hips is fashion suicide.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Let's just fall in LOVE again AND again AND again AND again

Let’s pretend baby
That you’ve just met me
And I’ve never seen you before

I’ll tell all my friends
That I think you’re starin’
And you say the same to yours

And oh, we’ll dance around it all night
And then I’ll follow you outside
And try to open up my mouth
And nothing comes out right

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don’t have to try
It’s so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because it’s so funny
Let’s just think about it, honey
Let’s just fall in love again

I’ll call you in three days
Not too soon, not too late
And I’ll ask your roommate if you’re home

You call me on Thursday
And we’ll hang out all day
Then fall asleep on the phone

And oh, I’ll hold your hand when we drive
And we’ll lose track of all the time
And we’ll tell everyone
That we ain’t never felt so alive

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don’t have to try
It’s so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because it’s so funny
Let’s just think about it, honey
Let’s just fall in love again

We’ll fall disgustingly fast
And we’ll stop hangin’ out with friends
And they’ll be so offended

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don’t have to try
It’s so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because it’s so funny
Let’s just think about it, honey
Let’s just fall in love again

Let’s just fall in love again
So, let’s just fall in love again

Lyrics from here

We finally caught up for dinner yesterday. Though a short one, it was fun. Loved how his eyes lit up when relaying of his work achievements.

So, let's just fall in love again. You surprise me with new bits and pieces of you that I never knew off.

Love love. =)

Monday, 4 October 2010


After the whole eid celebration do, everyone in the fam(ily) started to get hyped again for the W prep. Even Syam! Miracle I tell ya!

Thus far, I am lovin the bunga pahar prototype that mother is slowly trying to assemble. I am loving more of the fact that it is a whole fam affair. Like when we go shop for materials to assemble the bunga pahar, everyone has their say. It's fun! Except for the part when we got home and mother suddenly got annoyed when the ensemble turned imperfect. Motherzilla moment there! Scahreee.

I am also lovin the khatam quran/akad/reception door gift prototype. It's traditional  with a slight modern twist and hopefully turns functional when it reaches everyone's home. love love.

Father is known to be unpredictable. Like ALL THE TIME. But his question to the mother on the way to a wedding reception at Putrajaya puts me off guard like TOTALLY, " bila nak buat kad? kena buat kad cepat. Orang start distribute card like one to two months away from the day.". And I answered, "haaa? why must you do the card. I'll be doing the cards WITH MY DESIGN like how I WANT IT TO BE.". And he said, "ma, she's doing the card?" I said, "yes". And he said, "tau ke macam mana nak buat map.". Malas nak layan. Then the whole conversation stopped. Drama please. It's not like I don't trust his taste. But like hello, I've yet to hear father of the bride designing/prepare wedding cards. So, mother revealed his true concern is making sure I nail the map part so as to ensure the directions are clear. He actually kept his friend's kids wedding card for the map is the best, so he say! See, I even have a map prototype

Now, this part I love!! I've been keeping all sorta W cards prototypes. All are mat-salleh's wedding inspired! Hee. The latest obsessions are these:

 credits here

credit here

Above is mat salleh inspired. Below is my engagement videographer's W card. CANTIK kan??? He said the card is made from recycled paper. Uber chic and environmental friendly. Double AWESOME!! :) Showed mother. She approved!! Eh, but no pictures of us like that of course. It'll be super simple and clean.

Many more left to be done. 6 months to go. Then, happily ever after? Till later. 

p/s: mr. caveman, where have u been hiding. i miss ya.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

I miss

my carefree student days where One Utama was a frequent lay over from class to home
my carefree days where I can just pop into the cinema  for a movie
my 'me' time
my carefree days where I can be pretty much selfish and think of myself

i think I'm losing myself along this transition of becoming an adult. 
i think I'm tired of expecting people to think like how I think. To act like how i would act. To respond like how I would respond.
i don't think i'm ready to be an adult.
i don't think i'm ready to be responsible.
i don't think i'm ready to be all selfless.

is this all a mistake? i think not. there is still time to fix this hole. i am scared.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Certified to Marry.

Hah. So not. The only thing out of the many needed procedural requirement to get married completed by us is attending the marriage course last weekend. After being bugged by the parents immediately after we got engaged, it was an impromptu decision to get it over and done with since he can't be sure all the time that he need not work on weekends and also to avoid the much hyped marriage course extended from 2 days to 3 days 2 nights plus qiyamullail. ;p After all, the certificate for the marriage course remain valid for life time. 

After not much research. All i did was typed 'kursus kahwin ttdi/damansara' on google after reading a review from a b2b blog, I came across this.  It was that simple to register. Text in to them and almost immediately they send a reply.

We found the marriage course informative. Some centers I heard focused on the sex education with lame un funny joke. Some centers I heard are gender biased i.e. stress on the importance of taking care of the husband less vice versa. This marriage course center focused more on the importance of knowing what we're getting ourselves into after marriage. Simple fights could leave to divorce. Break of communication could lead to marriage crisis. Hence, it is important to handle each expectations. Expectations eh with a capital S. It matters to know each strengths and each weaknesses. It matters to know each hobbies. It matters to know each 'pantang larangs'. Simple matters like this MATTERS. 

I'm sure many has read Daniel Zain's "From I Love You" to "I want a Divorce". It's like a direct hit on the button. Syam was not excluded from reading it. Among other reactions, he said , "don't worry I can cook". Hahahahah. And he doesn't expect me to cook everyday EXCEPT for weekends. A lil bit relieved but to be on the safe side, let's just say we'll have a serious no nonsense discussion, agreed upon, put it in writing and sign it witnessed by the cats? Kidding.

But yeah, marriage course should not be taken lightly. It should not be JUST SEEN as a pre-condition requirement to get married. It has its purpose.

Once that's done with, we can now move on to other less spiritual  but major financially involved matters such as booking THE photographer. So, I've been stalking photographers from b2b blogs as well as random blogs. Narrowed down to 2 photographer as I could see the potential of them nailing taking photographs ala mat salleh weddings (need i repeat how obsessed I am with mat salleh's weddings?). I seek quotation from both and based on the photos they took, I thought the charges befits their talent. Hence, I proceeded to attempt booking. The one I really wanted couldn't do it as he is still studying and he said he has exams on the proposed date. Alhamdulillah the other one was available. And he's booked. Should I do the victory dance now? ;p We met and I think we could work well together as his idea of a good photograph is simple, non-complex. Simplicity is the best I tell ya.

So, designer (checked). Photographer (checked). Victory dance. Hell yeah! Hehehe. 

Friday, 27 August 2010

Tell me. Tell me. How not to Fall in LOvE?

Credits to Ruffledblog.

with the dress. with the bridesmaids dresses. with the photographs. with the color combination. with the settings. 

Now, please don't get me wrong for being overly obsessed with how the americans/british roll on their wedding day instead of how the malaysian malays roll. Until today, I cannot get over the fact of how simple, close knitted and almost-everything-DIY one wedding can be. SERIOUSLY. Jawdropping AWE. Haih. 

The wedding plans is put on hold during the month of ramadan since EVERYONE seems to think that I am pressuring them. So, I'm taking a back seat for this month except for the kursus kahwin we'll be attending tomorrow.

I am also trying to do an inception to my subconscious mind that the reception or walimatulurus does not/would not matter if we're not prepared for the life after wedding. So I won't be annoyed over petty little things. So I would not be upset if things don't go my way. So it'll be a simple, serves its purpose of announcing to the public I AM MARRIED. But that inception would not be an easy task. I am but human. So help me Allah. 

Talking about life after wedding. How would you want yours to be like?

How I want mine to be like? Other than the whole compromise and respect aspect. I would like him to if possible imam every solat. I would like him to rebuke (just found out such word exist! thank you me if I am not dressed properly. I would like him to pull my strings if I go astray.

Bak kata ustadz, "kita ni macam layang-layang, kalau tak ada siapa yang tarik, kita akan terus melayang tanpa tuju". Ustadz jugak cakap, "Umat akhir zaman ada dua penyakit, suka dunia takut mati". Guilty! 

Neither him or me is perfect. But I am convinced that he is my string puller. The one who keeps me grounded. The one who said, "kenapa nak membazir beli baju raya tiap-tiap tahun kalau yang ada masih elok lagi". Tersentuh hati ini. But I said, being sloppy is not a compromise. My mother always taught me to be presentable whenever and wherever so there is respect. *nak menang jugak. pelempang please*. Then he said, "what if one cannot afford?". *silence* Change topic. 

Yes, he may not be able to present me with lavish material things. But suffice to make me happy when he picks me up from home whenever we go out (he stays at kampung melayu subang). Suffice to make me happy when we take turns paying entertaiment bills. Suffice to make me happy that he knows the burden we have to shoulder once we're married. Most importantly suffice that he is a CAT LOVER too! Yay! ;)

Of course all are not rosey posey all the time. I have my melt down moments. But isn't love about learning to compromise and accepting the imperfections of each other. Of course it is.

So here's to 6 months plan of planning. Then, it's life after marriage.

Love you mr. caveman. I am a kite and you're indeed my string puller.   

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Random blah blah

Initially I wanted to tweet what I am about to write but upon seeing characters left -218, I thought why not blog about it. Hee.

I miss that *caveman of mine. Haih. My mom taught me to prioritize. Undeniably, my mom is always right. Family comes first above everything. And I'm alright with that. If he doesn't get that, he might not just be the one for you. Just a while ago I called him. He said, "nak bukak puasa sesama? hmmm. Tapi mesti your mom tak kasi." He said it without me prompting anything. :) He gets it that my mother prefers her daughters to have proper meals at home on weekdays. Once in a while it's alright. Especially on weekends. 

Simple thoughts like that makes me appreciate him more because he cares enough to understand. And I certainly do not rebel against the idea of having proper meals with family at home. It brings us closer together. Of course sometimes dramas in family occurs. But that's just how the family roll yo!

So yeah, though i miss that caveman of mine. Iftar with family with home cooked food hands down is the best! 

Insya Allah by next year, it'll be me, him and the family for iftar. =)

*the term caveman came about when I tried calling him but couldn't get thru and he explained he was at a job site which felt like he was in a cave. Hence, he is my caveman. Hee. Yes, we're no wait, I am corny and weird like that.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Who says you can't be FAT (PHAT) and Fabulous!

I found this blog and my jaw dropped. How awesome to see plus size girls parading fashionable pieces confidently. Salute! You're my inspiration. Look at 'em girls go!

But that doesn't mean I am comfortable in my size now. I feel fat and sluggish. Not healthy. I know. I need my exercise mojo jojo. BADLY! Haih.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

*screams* comel!!!!

 credits here

comel tak comel tak? cards.i' 

I am also lucky enough that minus the conventional customary traditional ceremony, mother is agreeable with simple without mumbo jumbo frilly cards. Definitely a referral prototype!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Venue el bookie!

Mommy just text. 
The venue is booked.
It ain't no hotel.
It ain't no lavish hall.
Just a simple community hall.
Told ya my wedding will be a simple one.
Right back at ya who thought it would be huge and grand.
You ain't know how my parents are.
Simplicity is like their middle name or something.
But I as sure hell would make it a fun one!

 Picture credit
Let the craziness begin!! Ouh excited!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

green purple yellow

Need I say more? Check it out here. *love*


Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Epitome of vintage. Cantiknya. *pengsan*

Yes. I am a the queen of drama queen. Life without drama is dull. But too much drama suck the life out of me. Trying to be drama-less by dreaming. Say hello to yellow vintage dream dress. 

Jatuh cinta untuk ke berapa kali entah. =)

credits here

Now, ain't that lovely. I'm a sucker for everything vintage and simple.

A friend once said to me that if one is destined to be soul mates forever, things shouldn't be too difficult. In a way I agree. But it is pretty much subjective. Maybe the difficulty is a learning curve for us to be patient. To compromise. To be thankful and grateful of what is bestowed upon us. 

If everything is easy breezy, I think I'd forget. I'd take things for granted. I'd gloat. 

Some have it easy, some have it difficult. That is just how life is right?

Monday, 26 July 2010

Proposal Rejected

Remember this? Unfortunately the Mother of bride-to-be rejected it. Since she is my wedding planner and knowingly so she has exquisite taste (read note: the sisters and I pow her h/bags, shoes, scarves, clothes she can no longer fit. that is how we trust her taste), heavyhearted I compromise. Hence, a new color palette!!  Behold! 

Pastel is still the way to go. Alright. I give in. Nice color combo for Nikah no? But I am not giving up having an electrifying color shoes for the nikah and his bertandang. Since everything planned will be super simple. My only sweet escape would be my shoes. =) 

The option for Reception is below. The combination of lilac/light purple and light yellow seems appealing enough to me.

Again, these are just proposals and it may not even be the color palette at the end of the day. 

This is just for the fun of it as i love love playing with colors.

Back to the drawing board!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Invitation inspired

Credits to my current favorite mat salleh wedding blog

How cute is the wedding invitation. Simple, yet it serves its function i.e. to invite guests for the wedding reception. A definite "maybe" prototype for my wedding invitation. 

Ah yes. The planning begins. Yes. But the expected total cost is overwhelming. Even without the frills.  No Joke!

Well, good luck to us! 

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Not from my OP but from Mel's camera.
It was obvious that I felt awkward him looking at me like that.

I told my OP I didn't want many posey-like pictures for I love emotions to be captured on camera rather than static poses. 

I think this was captured beautifully. Thanks Mel('s friend).

Ada lagi gambar Love made funny faces.
That have to wait from the OP.

Till later!

Sunday, 18 July 2010


But we meet in the middle. 
Nothing superficial.
We get on each others nerve as much.

Tips to get around guys who are event-inapt is to equate events with work.
Also NEVER underestimate his interest and do get clearance/approval for EVERYTHING.
Something I overlooked post-engagement.

However, this is an experience on its own.
Marriage ain't going to solve problems.
This is, like it or not a probationary period.

<3, we will survive this, no?

Bring it ON!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Pop goes the color!

Though pastel colors are the safest for any occasion but no harm trying something different, no? I love colors!!

Merisik; electric blue.
Engagement; hues of orange.


Fuchsia, light pink and navy blue. Fit for a summer wedding, they say. We have summer all year long. =)

I was thinking of combination off white with fuchsia but this is better! Will present to the Board of Approval later.

This is fun!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Hijabs inspired!

Well, obviously I don't have either one's beauty. They are MasyaAllah so very pretty. 

But I'm attracted to their hijabs of which I'm so sure could be re-used for other occassions. Oh so simple but oh so classy and elegant! Let's see if I can pull this.

The previous is done by this oh-so-talented designer of whom I've contacted and hopefully we'll be working together! *excited* *cross-fingers*

The latter picture was taken from here. Credits to the blog owner! Credits as well to whoever made YM's dress!

Jatuh cinta. 

But of course subject to further discussion and approval by many other Bosses and Consultants. *waves mother* *waves sister* *waves Love*. Approved. No?

Saturday, 10 July 2010


6 months ago I was marked.

6 months later:

Witnessed by families.

Accompanied by best friends forever. Truly! :')

By his sister. Arwah is so deeply missed by everyone. Al-fatihah. Hence, a lil bit emotional.

I am now engaged.  Engaged. yup. Engaged. heee.

It was simple as I imagined it to be. 

Make up "artist", photographer and videographer were all my friends. Melati, Ezran and Tamimi; u guys rock-lah!!

The food was by the family's trusted and frequent caterer.

All flower arrangements, decorations and hantarans was DYIed by everyone in the family including cousins! *wave ina*

Good tailoring was by my trusted tailor. Design was by all the chickas in the family. Of course mom included!

No veil. No hand flower. No favours. Just how I like it to be.

It ain't about the ring. It ain't about how beautiful or simple the hantarans are. It ain't about the photographs. It's much much more than that.

It's about two families. It's about commitment. It's about responsibility.

Of course it wasn't perfect to the "T". Since when was I a fan of perfection? Hehehe. But everything went well. Super grateful and thankful. Alhamdulillah.

Love, let's start our little project together. You and I as boss and employer. Reward: Happiness in life and the hereafter. Cheesy. I know. Can't wait!! ngee. =)

This was before. The after; later!

Much love to all! Really!