Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Melawat Penan di Melaka

Roadtrip with the girls, accross 4 states to cukupkan korum dan beraya CNY with our habibi ya maulana Eugene Wee who's back from Dubai.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Bachelorette Parties!

Yeah you saw that right!
Until the end of 2013, I have organised at least 4 and attended 5 bachelorette parties for my girlfriends who were then getting married.

First we started with Nora. Which we kidnapped to some of the Timah's apartment in Shah Alam.
Theme is pink!



Next was a surprise party for Shara in Subang organised by Beep. A simple karaoke night turned clubbing atmosphere with Timah. Themed red and black.



And then comes Ya's first hen party with schoolmates at Cupcake Chapter. We planned to wear pastel colours but....ok lah maybe it did happen. Ya was also one of the coordinator for the party.



A week later, I had a surprise gathering of Timah to celebrate Ya getting married. See how much I love this girl sampai ada 2 parties? Asked them to come in pyjama/baju tidur since it was suppose to be a slumber party. But most just came back from work and classes so everyone came with oily faces.


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The final one we had was for Katie. She was already married when this happened. But her reception haven't took place yet at that time. So technically the hen party is still valid. All of us came dressed in black and put on red lipstick for a sexay feel.



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Whoa. That was a lot. This year a few more is still due. 3 weddings in June - which means hen parties for Lily, E and Erin. Then for Kecik who's getting married in October and in shaa Allah Phia.

Can I retire from organising please?

Friday, 3 January 2014

Dua Ribu Empat Belas

I vow (OK beria sangat bunyinya, let's subdue it) to try to travel every year in November during my birthday week to a place I've never ventured into with friends/selected family members/acquaintance.

I did Bali last year. I plan to do Japan this year. In shaa Allah.

I have 2 plans already this year which I hope I will be able to realise. All these years, I have always believed that if I say something about a plan, or reveal it before time is due...then it will never happen.

That should stop. We humans, plan. Execution is in God's will. Just hope for the best. If He thinks its best for you to go, the time is right, the it will happen. Kun faya kun.

I've been wanting to go to Korea. Planned it last year. Didn't happen. He may said, not yet.
Takpe, the time will come.

I need to be brave if I want to materialise that plan to go backpacking to a few countries. So I will be brave.
I will start by listing the countries/places I plan to visit in 2014 & 2015 in my blog. Even if Im paranoid about jinxing it.

Allah knows best. If it's right for me, I will be there. With His blessings.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Bali Birthday Trip - Day 1 aka Nature Day

Hello! Finally I will write about Bali. Don't know if many are interested to read or if I even have that many followers still reading my blog, but I MUST write it for myself. First, you need to know that I arranged the trip on my own. Eventhough some plans didn't actually happen, Im quite proud that my first trip abroad arranged by me can be considered successful. I even had 5 other people following me! Thank you for being such wonderful travelling buddies Ain, Kimi, Wawan, Amer and Aiman!


On 19th of November, our flight took of at 8-ish and we arrived at midnight! Which means I literally turned 24 in Bali! No birthday song or what not. Just Kimi and Ain surprising me with huge tube of purple mentos and big bar of purple covered Milka chocolate. You guessed it! They bought it for me because its purple!


For the first day, I planned for us to head to Lovina which is 2 to 3 hours away from Denpasar. The original reason for us to go there is to catch the sunrise in the middle of the sea while sighting dolphins. Isn't that like the most awesome birthday plan or what??? Our arrangement with the supir is to be picked up at the airport at 3am and start our journey from there. Lucky us, we are at Ngurai Rai Denpasar new airport so everything is clean and new and modern. Unlucky us, we are at the new airport. There's hardly any stores or eateries open. With nothing to do, we had a drink at...get this...Bangi Kopitiam, and then stretched our legs lie down on the floor and had a sleepover at the airport.

At 3 on the dot, Nyoman picked us up and to Lovina we go!!!! OK, there's a but. Abah actually made me promise not to go into the sea since during that time there was a really bad typhoon in Philippines. I told the boys, if the weather is fine, you guys go ahead. I will not be going.


We arrived at Lovina Beach at 6-ish. Guess what happened that morning? It was raining super lebat as if Thor decided to show up in Lovina just because my father asked him too. Of course no boats will take anyone to the sea.We all ended up sleeping in the van until about 8 (it still didn't stop raining then) hoping there's a place open for us to have breakfast. There were none! I told the supir lets just start our journey back, since we will be stopping at a few places anyways. And make sure to stop by if you see any warung or restaurant open. We are all famished!



First stop - Banjar Holy Hot Spring! It was drizzling, and you have 6 zombies walking with umbrellas. We had the option to swim in the hot spring pool but we didn't. Everyone were groggy and still sleepy. But that didn't stop us from taking pictures!

Next stop is my favourite of the three places we went, Gitgit Waterfall! Still in the Banjar area, we parked our van and hiked down to the river. Actually there's a charge for people to go to Gitgit Waterfall - around RM1.50. We didn't have to pay because we were really early, no one was at the counter. I was super excited, I lead the troop during the hike. When we got there.......BEAUTIFUL!



That's when we all got really awake. There was a small stairs we took, as we get closer, the raindrops and splashes of waterfall kinda collide and that sound of bursting water, it was almost majestic.

We stayed for a bit and then the rain got stronger, we hiked UP back to our van. Of course I was the last one to reach the van. Hwaaaaaa in my head I told myself JUST. KEEP.GOING!
Pant...panttt....
I didn't sign up for this! T______T
Come on, sikit je lagi! *horse breathing*
BILA NAK SAMPAI?!



In the van, we all took off our damp sweaters and what not since our bodies are heating up. That's when the supir said, okay next we go to Twin Lake! Is it on a hill?, we asked. Yes, a little bit. GROANNNNNN! So the journey continues uphill, thankfully by drive. We decided to switch off the aircon and roll down the window. Kabus pagi atas bukit, bliss!


The Twin Lake - Danau Bunyan and Danau Tamblingan should actually look like this.



But its soooo foggy when we were at the look out point, nothing we can do about it.


Except go makan at the restaurant across the road. We all are just happy to makan and then we see the last dish in the menu......babi masak kecap. OHKAY! Let's just have breakfast. Since its the fruit season, the banana pancakes and pisang bakar was super sedap. Tapi makan dihurung lalat. We are pretty sure coz we all haven't bathe since the day before. Haha. That was it. Everyone to the hotel now!

This is already a long post. Hang in just a little bit more. I want to show you our awesome villa. Ehem, hotel. The Grey Boutique Inn, Seminyak. Right behind Grand Kuta Bali. I arranged for our rooms to have the pool view, and since we got all 3 rooms in front of the pool - it really felt like we got the place to ourselves.





Mandi and rehat for about 2 hours and then makan time! Im ever so grateful that Sari Ratu is so near to our hotel.

Next in the agenda, shop till you drop! We went to a place in Seminyak, where there's a whole stretch of factory outlets. The boys were super happy obviously. But the best place is Sogo. Gila tak iPanema RM20 sepasang. I bought like 5! Dinner at Nasi Padang Sederhana. We were not very adventurous about food on the first day. Let's just be safe and feed our poor, hungry souls.


Back in the hotel suddenly 5 half naked guys started singing the birthday song to me in front of my room. With a piece of cake. So comel. Hahahah. But the videographer (Ain) didn't press the record button. So there's just a memory of that.

Then they jump into the pool.
The end.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Shara + Hairi solemnization and reception

Hello! 

I know I'm suppose to update about Bali but I've been procrastinating. That, I admit. Soooooo here is a post not about Bali!

Shara got married to her abang polis, Inspektor Fadzli Hairi last week. You know each time a Timah has an occasion - engagement/ solemnization/ reception, the bride (to-be) will definitely want all of us to wear the same colour. For Shara's case, the colour changed twice after confirmation. That made her decide.... "Semua pakai jubah hitam! Tudung I sponsor!"

Senang cerita. All of us agreed happily and said Alhamdulillah. Thank you Shara!

On the 11th of December 2013, we all went in one car from KL to Shara's house in Klang and made it just in time to see the ijab kabul taking place. The bride looked sooooooo radiant and beautiful. Shara, from a mix parentage of Kelantanese Malay and Punjabi looked event more gorgeous as a bride.




Only managed to get a papparazi shot of the newlyweds. There's so many people queue-ing to take pictures with them that we decided, makan dulu lah!


That's all of us who were able to make it. Alhamdullilah Shara is now a wife.

Yesterday was their reception at Klang Executive Club. A mixture of Malay and Punjabi custom plus a dash of police sword bearing ceremony. No theme for us this time. Ya and I wanted to reuse our salwaar khameez (punjabi suit). Well, she managed to do that. I on the other hand cannot fit into my top anymore. So I wore Mama's. The baju is so sarat okay. Tersesak nafasku.

Just because everyone looked super cantik yesterday, I had all of them to posed for OOTD shots.





Here's a bit more of us..



Shara and Hairi, congratulations on your marriage. You had beautiful ceremonies. I'm happy I am a part of that. Make sure your marriage will be just as beautiful as your wedding. Be patient with each other, stay in love. I can't wait to see your offsprings! Semoga perkahwinan ini dirahmati Allah. Amin...

Saturday, 14 December 2013

AA

God, you have given me so much. So so much. And tonight you return my fading trust on friendship and warmth.
Im blessed by your blessings in the form of people you put in my life and the rezeki you shower me with.

Thank you so much for all you have given. As you have blessed me, I humbly request for you to give the same to my friend. She have been tested so much these couple of years. I strongly believe you, the most forgiving, the most merciful knows the best for her.

Please allow her to fine that happiness with her children through you. Please let them be happy with you, by you.

O Allah, she have showed she has the patience to endure your tests. Kindly allow her to receive the reward of the patience. In sha Allah.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Finally, Bali

Hello Serendipity!!!!

I turned 24 in Bali! Left KL on the 19th and arrived there midnight. I celebrated my birthday at the place I've been wanting to go for so long!

Here's my awesome experience in a nutshell.


Will update more soon!