Outfits Selection Day!

Since we do not want to waste a day’s leave just for selection of our outfits, I negotiated with the manager of RW to let us come by on a weekday after office hours. Actually can make it on a weekend ba because tengah bulan Ramadan (I remembered clearly we selected my engagement outfit on a Saturday afternoon during Ramadan 3 years ago and I don’t get why they cannot do the same now) but anyway, luckily she agreed and my MUA is also available on that day.

I had my mind dead set on a green and/or blue baju (and keeping my options open as well LOL!) like I MUST HAVE A GREEN AND/OR BLUE BAJU for my wedding if not I wont settle and I already had my eyes on this piece right …

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… there! NAMPAK TAK? hahaha! when I attended the talk they organised last month, before Ramadan. We were browsing their collection as we waited for the LATECOMERS and saw that piece and sampai the day of selection, asik think of that piece aje. So that makes the baju THE ONE :)

We arrived a little over 8:15pm cos we decided 8pm was a bit rushy since la baru habis buka and all that. K.ak N.ora then sat with us and asked what colour will our pelamin be and also what colour for bajus I have in mind. Immediately I told her, “I want green and blue or either” hahaha must be firm ma.

Without further ado, I told her I already had my eyes on that particular piece so she took it off the rack and my cake-cutting outfit is settled. Very fast hor, good job shahirah. But have to find a matching suit for Yan la of cos but that one later can talk LOL! Next on the list, was the nikah outfit and Kak Nora chose matching pieces for us because both of us are on the “cute” side HAHAHA and she knew better than taking out pieces after pieces and thankfully, what she chose was to our liking, so nikah outfit also settled. Yan tried on a few songkoks to test the size of his big head and I found it amusing cos I have never seen him wearing a songkok before and that made my night hahahaha! masih ada the image in my mind ni :P

Next came the headache, the sanding outfit. My mum, aunt and I (yes I brought the whole battalion along hahaha bedek la. just me, yan, my parents and aunt aje) flipped through baju after baju while Yan and Kak Nora discussed his outfit to match my blue baju. Just when we thought we found the bajus we like, Kak Nora dropped the “tu size kecik” bombsss on me -___- Back to square one for us. Then my aunt picked out a black and gold songket piece and K.ak N.ora assisted by pulling out the guy’s matching piece but Yan did not like it, he said the designs mcm kuih lapis hahaha so irritating! Back to the racks la. By then Yan found the suit/jacket that he liked. The others he tried on he found them too penguin-y according to him hahahah! Cos we have a concept that we want to follow for the last outfits so his is also settled.

It was very sad that RW only have 2 greens in their collection and both did not catch my eyes so I have to select another colour la, still keeping my options open all the while. Actually I saw a magenta one and a turquoise blue one (the moment I stepped into the house) that I liked very much but my aunt felt that they are too modern looking for sanding. It is made of songket material la only that they look very modern. That was when I was torn. “u nak pakai ke ur bibik nak pakai?”, Yan whispered. Then came another problem, those 2 pieces are from the newer collection and if I really want either, I have to pay an extra fee cos my package was a very old one. Haiya why so leceh one.

Since I already have a blue piece, I settled for the magenta one (top up top up lo, nak lawa nye pasal heh) and to my relief, Yan liked the guy’s version so yay me! And after all that drama, one would think that we took more than 3 hours in total right? Actually no, we were done by 10pm. Hmm not bad eh.

And with that, our final fitting will be a week before our wedding day. Insha’Allah, everything will be smooth sailing from here onwards.

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Twenty Eighth

Celebrated my 28th (ALREADY?!) birthday and the end of my single-hood (LOL!) over the weekend with my family. But the night before, on Friday, I was burning the midnight oil by baking Hari Raya goodies to fulfill the orders I received cheh cheh cheh.

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1) Chocolate Chip Meringues
2) Chocolate Chip Cookies
3) Cornflakes Honey Joys

Alaaa simple2 je, nothing too complicated. But when I dah move into my own house, I would like to learn to make other kuih2 and cookies cos I will have the kitchen all to myself!

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Not say what ah, but at least I have peace, takde orang keluar masuk kitchen and comment unnecessarily, “dik, kenape like dis?”, “kenape like dat?” to name a few.

Saturday evening, my aban celebrated his bonus by bringing us out for dinner cum iftar at Asian Market Cafe at Fairmont Singapore, in conjunction with my birthday also. And I bought a handbag from Charles & Keith to gift myself, sad! Actually, for Hari Raya la heh.

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:)

You’re Engaged! So What Now?

Since my planning is almost (keyword: ALMOST) complete, I would like to take a breather from all the chaos and welcome all the new brides to be to this crazy little world of engagements and weddings.

As you all can see, my Brides-To-Be list in my Brides tab is getting longer and longer (FREAK! me not you k) and some of you girls baru nak get engaged aww~! :) Here’s to all future brides-to-be and remember, weddings are supposed to be fun and memorable. Don’t stress yourself over littlest things. Just take one step at a time and remember to breathe. Most importantly, don’t be a bridezilla la. You tend to forget your surroundings and the people you love when comes to planning your wedding (I know I did, very guilty about it. My fiance had to slow me down cos he got verbal-attacked by me a few many times :S)

Anyway, if you have just got engaged and you’re looking for where to start then take a look at this infographic.

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Source: Hitched

Have fun girls!

Bob The Angel

Last Sunday had me and Yan dragging our asses to BP (AGAIN!!! very menyumpah you know from Tampines to BP but wedding nye pasal, gua ok) to meet the dulang extraordinaire himself 2 weeks after our initial meeting. Actually our meeting was scheduled the day before at 2pm but this anak dara woke up late. Si fiance pun tak tahu nak wakeup callkan -___-

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I decided that it was a no go already because the journey to BP da makan 1 hr. Abeh before that nak mandi, nak draw eyeliner, nak fluffkan rambut lagi so I rescheduled to 2pm the next day. And I am pleased to say that THANK GOD I OVERSLEPT! Want to know why?

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THAT’S WHY!!!

Dapat bawak balik bungkusan nasi! I showed Yan Bob’s message, “biar betul?!” LOL! And as you can see, we are late again. I am usually on time or early but my dear fiance is allergic to punctuality la, case chronic already.

At this doorstep, we were greeted by towers of Badak Berendam(!!!) “B LOOK BADAK BERENDAM!!! LOLZ!!! and his house smells soooo good, because when we entered, we saw trays and trays of cooked food adoiii.

Bob showed us his mock ups, 3 each for me and Yan and told us to take our time to choose.

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Editted the picture to black and white so you all dunno our colour choices hahahaha! Ngada2 seh. I think my fellow OctoBrides (October eh not octopus hahahah!) Tasha and Ili (and other clients too) would know la the colours for these trays because they came earlier and later than me respectively :) I chose very fast but Yan as usual, was very fickle. He is like the girl in the relationship, when comes to choosing things la. Like they said, “kalah perempuan”.

After we have made our choices, Bob told his mum to bungkuskan nasi(s) for us and us to help ourselves with the variety of kuih-muih. He said to choose aje, dun worry but Yan insisted to pay for his extra packet of rice and noodles (for his parents) and the kuih-muihs.

That night,

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wahhh, rave reviews seh! And Bob, if you are reading this (i know u read BTB blogs lo! hahaha!) I meant to tell you (but haven get around to whatsapping you) that we enjoyed the foods tremendously and WHY YOU NO LIVE IN THE EAST SEH! boleh every Sunday drop by keee … …

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and tak baik please bilang orang kita borong2, maloo aku (heh! mcm real!)

Honeymoon Planning-Stage 3

Nak plan honeymoon pun troublesome. So many stages I kene go through. Ingat Super Mario ke? hahahaha!

So the morning after we booked our flights and accomodation, I caught my mum before she went of to work.

Me: Ma, I want my passport.
Mama: KAU NAK PERGI MANA!?

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Notice her reaction?

Me: I nak book honeymoon la, so need passport details.

Terus she diam. Maybe in her mind “anak aku yang seorang perempuan ni da besar, da nak kahwin …” So in the end, she looked for our passports, still grumbling. hahahahah! mama, why you liddat one.

And with said, all neccesary bookings and emailings have been done.

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Now, I am waiting patiently for 29 October 2014. Why not 26 October you may ask? It is because; we want to clear outstanding items like returning stuff to our vendors, clean up my parents’ place (it is our event afterall, so must help to clean up the aftermath lo. Not nice for our parents to clean up after us) and settle stuff with H.DB before we fly off so that we don’t have to think about all that while holidaying :)

Honeymoon Planning-Stage 2

And so, this is the continuation of my abruptly-ended entry about the whole honeymoon planning/booking process.

After getting the green light from my difficult boss, I told Yan to proceed with the neccesary bookings. I let him handle this portion because … err … I … ahh … dunno how to book flights and hotels la ok! Like I blogged previously, I only have gone in and out of Mesia and that did not require any advance bookings.

As mentioned before, Bali is not our first choice destination. It was actually Lombok, which was recommended by a longtime online friend :)

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Source: Qunci Villas

ahh so purrrdy right? so peaceful and serene.

I have set my mind and heart on this island after thorough researching and googling, Yan too. But I did not know and understand why we kept dragging the process. Maybe we did not find any flight or hotel deals or promotions going on and also, counted as last minute already (normally people book all these 6 months to a year before ma right? correct me if I’m wrong). Until one night, Yan whatsapped me a deal he found online which was recommended by his good friend who recently had his honeymoon there and according to the friend, “aku macam tak nak balik”. So with an open mind, I googled the destination and hmm not bad.

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Source: Transera Hotels and Resorts

Nice?

But actually kan, through out my research on Bali villas or resorts, “you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” True right? What say you? But I’m not fussy la. Since his friend highly recommended this villa, we proceeded. I do not want to waste anymore time la. Da penat2 tanya boss sampai ketiak basah all LOL!

So that night, deal bought and flights booked. Imma happy camper.

Honeymoon Planning-Stage 1

Realised I have not blogged about our honeymoon plans process eh? So I shall story2 in stages la. LOL! Nak plan honeymoon pun susah. And you will know why as you read along.

Being the only daughter out of 4 children. my parents were and are still very strict with me. In other words, I have not been out of Singapore except to good ol’ Malaysia, with KL being the furthest and of course, I have only travelled (if you call that travelling) with my family ONLY. Sad kan? One would think I am being shackled at home by my own parents but actually, they are just concerned. And yes, my mum keeps all our passports but that does not stop my 3 brothers from cajoling her into giving them their passports. I tried as I might but to no avail. Between my brothers, they have gone to the US, Australia, Vietnam, Korea, Paris to name a few and I’m just stuck on this little red dot.

So after the whole wedding thingamajig, you have to have a honeymoon trip with your new husband right? So this makes my upcoming honeymoon my first flight (yes first real flight. my flight to KL was not counted because it was a very short flight) out of Singapore on my own! Well with my husband actually but technically on my own because I will be going out of SG without my parents in tow. So exciting yet so scary at the same time. News about missing aircrafts and accidents are not helping either.

On a happier note, we have decided on the ever so popular honeymoon destination for newly weds which is Bali (will share which villa we picked soon!), which is our second choice actually hahahaha! Oh well, as long as I can get out of this dot, I’m happy and thankful enough. And we have all the time in the world to let off my geramness in the near future right, that’s if we plan our future properly ;)

Ok, let’s backtrack a bit. It has been 6 months into my new job but I’m still a bit takot2 to tell my boss about my wedding and honeymoon plans. Because I am a newbie and I do not want her to have “eh eh baru start keje nak amik long leave” thoughts and my boss isn’t exactly the approachable kind. And I think I whined to my senior long enough that she took matters into her own hands and told our boss that I need to speak to her about this o_O My senior actually told me to send our boss an email following our firm’s practice but I find it more polite to inform her face to face, because I will be taking long leave, not a short one. So I plucked up the courage and spoke to my boss about it. “ooh! congratulations! who is the lucky man?” was her response. All that aside, she approved by replying to my email which I sent after our (terrifying) little conversation. My ketiak was all wet k -___-

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That being done, I straight away applied for marriage and annual leaves via the firm’s E-Leave system. Wasted no time seh, da dapat green light ma.

Will end abruptly here cos tgh no ilham la heh so to be continued la eh…