Thursday, February 21, 2013

January / February Favourites

January / February Favourites

Beauty / Skin Care:

1) BB Cream
2) Revlon Lip Butter
3) Elf Eyelid Primer
4) 17 : Wild Curls Mascara : LOVE LOVE LOVE, will talk about this mascara in a different entry.
5) Mac's mineralize blush in Gleeful - got it as my wedding hantaran gift, and only started using it last year. I swear its still useable.
6) Soap & Glory's body butter - Got this from the bridal box. Smells amazing, i skip my perfume and use this to make me smell good

Food & Beverage:

1) Indomie Cabe Ijo (cili hijau) - Like(not love) instant noodles and love anything spicy. So this combo got me taken. First came to know about it in Jakarta. Didnt get to taste or buy any of it then. Then bro had to go to Jakarta for work in January, so he bought me some, then Parents went to Jogjakarta and casually mentioned it to their tour guide; he turned up the next day at my parents hotel with 40 packets !
2) Scones: toasted then spread with butter and jam
3) Cadbury lunch bar
4) Peppero: Choc dipped biscuit sticks. A friend recommended this to me while we were in Langkawi.
5) Rani mango juice: parents bought this in Shah Alam from an arab cuisine restaurant. 4 big bottles for rm10!

Pic above is from google

The half up half down

Youtube vlogs:
Still Leflooftv and Itsjudyslife!

*Have to stop eating all my January/February favourites on doctor's advise to help prep body to try and conceive and get healthy (insyallah)

*My recent blogs are inspired / heavily influenced by my fav youtube guru's. Some of you may think that some of my blog posts are unnecessary  but it keeps my blog going or it'll be inactive.
Because i dont have anything interesting going on in my life right now.

Friday, February 15, 2013

May We Get Our Happy Ending

Today I would have been 24 weeks along in my second pregnancy.
If my first pregnancy was successful, he/she would have been around 1 year and 5 months.
A toddler...He/She would have been a handful. Would have been the apple of our eyes..

Allah knows best. And if without iman, I would have been in a state of darkness.
But i refuse to let depression take over.
In all honesty, its hard to watch other people, especially ones who married later than i did, all already holding their babies.
But its not a race on who has a baby first.. Its a race in terms of the number of child bearing years i'm left with. My time will come, Insyallah. If Allah permits..
My gynae's optimistic.. I'm not so myself. Scared of feeling hurt again.
Insyallah will try harder this year. Not that we've really tried before. Hope to get medically assisted and with lots of doa,  prep my body better for the next pregnancy. If it'll ever come..No.... i cant be negative. Positivism is crucial to go through this journey. May next time, I'll be able to carry my pregnancy to term. Amin.

Please know my dear unborn babies (using the term baby/babies loosely because i dont want to be calling them embrios or anything else, to us they were already our babies), mommy and abah loves you..
To my future baby, please sudi make me and him your parents. I promise we'll love you more than we love ourselves ..Bring tears to my eyes whenever i remember seeing my 2nd unborn baby's heart fluttering away for the first time, and by the next scan we saw how much bigger you have grown.We joked on how chubby you looked.We were sure that you were going to be like us. Chubby-ish. You were this round blob (sorry baby! We could make out your head and your body) on the screen with a beating heart.. Later we left the clinic grinning form ear to ear.

Going through a missed miscarriage once is tough. To go through it twice, it just rips your heart.

So hard that just typing this entry makes me want to break down and cry..
I must be strong to go through this long road.

For the time being, i'm going to enjoy and embrace life as a woman who's fast approaching her 30's with my fun and loving husband.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gift Box from the Bride to her Dulang Girls

2 weekends ago, I attended my good friend's wedding in Langkawi. I myself and 4 other girls was elected as her dulang girls for her nikah. (Not that we had to carry any dulangs) We just wore the same color/material and did what we did best; posed for pictures with the Bride and Groom. I didnt manage to snap pictures of the nikah because i was busy with the bride and being the dulang girl.

Anyway, we stayed at the same hotel she hosted her nikah and wedding reception. We stayed for 2 nights. But feels like we were there for too short of a stay. Hope to come back in the future.
The Danna Langkawi is beautiful. Their rooms are huge and comes with a huge 4 poster bed. Love!
The infinity pool tempts you to dip in, but too bad time doesnt permit us in doing so.
Below are some of the pictures i got to snap using my phone of the room and pool area. Have more pictures in my camera but too lazy to transfer.

his and hers sink/vanity space

The wedding marquee was up when we got there

Pool lounging chairs literally in the pool

When we checked into our room, i found this box with a note with my name on it. Its a gift from the Bride to her dulang girls. The Bride got the hotel to place the gift boxes in our rooms prior to our arrival. 

When i opened the box, there was a handwritten note from the Bride and Groom

And here's the inside:  Bridal version of the Wonderbox from the Bride!

Eyelash curler and mascara

Sunblock, shaver, nail buffer, cotton buds, hair ties, plasters, and oil blotter

Soap and Glory's body butter and body scrub

Sewing kit and some hair pins. U never know when us ladies might need to stitch something or need a hair pin to tuck away those fly aways.

The Bride thought of all the things her girls would/might need on her wedding day. Thoughtful beyond words!

Here are some of the pictures from the reception. It was a beach wedding. Held under a beautiful decorated marquee with beautiful table settings and decorations.

View from the outside

View from the inside

It was a beautiful reception. Everyone kept on buzzing about how beautiful the wedding was.We had good food. Fresh oysters and all the other fancy schmancy food!
They ended the night with a fireworks show! It was something like the KLCC's new years eve fireworks! Everyone enjoyed the wedding. 

So upset my camera battery and my phone went dead just as the reception was about to start. So stupid of me to not check before leaving our room. 

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

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