03 July 2013

My Very First Shower Party

When I first got the Bridal Shower invitation from Christina (Carol's cousin), I was like, "bridal shower" ??? Heard of it before.....watched it in movies before.......but to experience it? Neverrrrr ! The next thing I know, all sort of questions started popping into my head : what should i wear ? What should i bring ? Do i have to do anything during the shower? Do I have to give a speech or something? When it comes to these kindof things...yes, you can call me kampung hahahaha.

So, last Saturday was the day......the surprise bridal shower for my best buddy, Carol who's getting married in two weeks time. My first ever surprise party and first ever wedding shower I've ever attended.... and I've ruined it by leaving Carol's present at home. I was already in front of the house when I realised that I forgot the present. Damn.....damn.....damn !!! Now nobody could ever see Carol in a sexy black lingerie ! ~ sigh ~

Anyway, it was fun for all of us there. Although we were all unprepared when she arrived, we still managed to surprise her. She was so shocked the moment we shouted "surprise" as she opened up the door.

It was so nice of Bridget (Carol's auntie) for throwing up such a lovely shower for her niece. Carol's theme colour for the wedding is Tiffany Blue (as how Pinterest calls it ) and Bridget used the same colour theme for the shower which makes everything looks really, really sweet. And the best thing is that, I coincidentally wore the same colour too....sweeeetttt !!!!

The people are warm and the food are to die for. We had Lasagna, mashed potato salad, mixed salad and meatloaf - the first time I've ever tasted a meatloaf and it was really awesome. There's also a 2-tier butter cake covered in tiffany blue coloured fondant. You see, I havent been updated my blog for so long that these days I dont bother taking pics anymore. So, I cant really share the pics for the food here but the cake is really beautiful, trust me !

To Carol, congratulations darling! It’s hard to believe the time is finally here. You’re getting married, and I am so happy to be sharing your wedding with you. One thing I am very sure of is that, you are going to make the most beautiful bride ever. Wishing you more love and happiness than you can ever imagine and may your life be all that you’ve dreamt it to be. Enjoy this time in your life. I am so gonna miss you but I know you'll never be far away. Love you lots !

01 July 2013

My So-Called Corelle Disappointment

So, I've gotten my Corelle......and technically I should be happy, right? Frankly, I was happy when I first get hold of the box.....my face was gleaming with joy and smiles were all over my face. Unfortunately the smiles and the gleam lasted for a mere 1 minute. 

Here's the thing.....

When I opened up the box, this is what I see :

The first thing I grab was the mug and the moment it's in my hand, my heart immediately filled with doubts. From what I knew, Corelle's product are known for it's thin and light features but this mug is certainly none of those. They were heavy and thick. But what actually freaked me out is the print at the back of it : Made In China ! 

The first thing that rushed into my head was that I've been cheated. No wonder it's cheap, I kept on telling myself. Feeling confused & disappointed, I quickly did a quick search in the net to find out whether or not I've been cheated.

Hahahaha.....silly me ! I dont even have the full knowledge about the product and yet still wanna be skeptical of it. I deserved a slap on my face that day. Apparently, I was not cheated after all - what I bought is a genuinely a Corelle. Only the mugs were made of porcelain and came from China since they were an extension to the original set.  The plates are all light and thin as claimed and the Made From USA prints are clearly printed at the bottom of it. 

So, that's the mug part and no, I am not done yet. 

You know when you are with frens eating at the restaurant? You thought what you've ordered was already the best from the menu not until all the food arrives at the table. Suddenly the food in your fren's plate looks more tempting and you started to regret.

The thing here is, my mum ordered a set of the Corelle too after I told her about mine. Her choice was the Daisy Days set, which looks like this :

Now that both sets are in front of my eyes, the Fine Lines set doesnt look that nice anymore ( here we go againnn.... ). Daisy Days seems nicer.....huhuhu. The Fine Lines suddenly looks plain and boring. Just look at this luncheon plate....macam kosong sangat kan?

At least the dinner plate looks better- not as bare as the luncheon plate, from what I see it.

You see, once the negative aura surrounds you, all you can see are flaws and more flaws. Next, I started examining the soup bowl and the black lining kindof hurts my eyes....just why cant they make it in red?

Aduyaiii.....why do I have to be this mengader2 kan? I am sure all you will be saying that by now. At one point I thought of calling Jun and change my set to different design but come to think of it, nahhhh.......I know I cant be easily pleased. So, I am just gonna stick to what I have and make the best out of it. I know it wont be easy but I dont think I really have a choice.

Be happy and the most important thing, BE GRATEFUL !

The Corelle Fever

I know I am supposed to talk about my walk-in wardrobe in this particular post but normal human like me can only plan. Apparently, that dream of mine can only be realized in another week or so. Patient is a virtue....I kept on telling that to myself....sigh.

I was browsing the net the other day and one site brought me to another until I reached to this one website where they are selling imported household goods from overseas, primarily UK & USA. That has actually brought my attention to Corelle dinnerwares. Damn !

Corelle has been in the market for so long. The brand is so common and the quality of it's products have been acknowledged by many. The question here is, why am I never drawn to it before? There is only one answer to that question. Quality always comes with a price. 

This is what i've saw in Jusco not so long ago :

A set of 16 pcs of Corelle dinnerware was priced at RM 600+ and I am one of those people who won't spend that much just for plates n such, coz I know the food would still taste the same whether you put it on a RM 100.00 plate or a RM 10.00 plate. Period.

I dont know what has gotten into me but when I saw the price published in the site, I immediately becomes excited.....very excited, in fact. The 16 pcs Corelle dinnerware cost only RM350.00 ! Though owning a set of this has never been in my wishlist, all of a sudden it has jumped to the very first line of the list ! Hahaha..... I am forever a specialist when it comes to spending money !

The urge of having a set of it is so strong that I spent the whole day browsing the net hoping to find one for me. There are a lot of suppliers around but unfortunately the order dates are already due.....huhuhu. The next shipment would only come somewhere around December which would be okay if I am celebrating Christmas....but Hari Raya is just a month away uwaaaa !!! Guess i have to make do with my old fashioned, heavy, thick plates.....

Then out of a sudden, while mourning for my loss, I remembered something......I remembered seeing a stack of Corelle dinnerware boxes somewhere. Yesss....that's it !. That was in Jun's house - the lady I bought the wallpaper from. I then quickly grab my phone & asked her whether she have in her stock the design that I desire i.e Corelle Fine Lines.

I was the happiest person on that day when she said yes. I myself cant believe my luck. At one point I already given up hope and swallowed my dreams of eating ketupat in a Corelle plate. And as I watched my dreams slowly vanished, a new package of hope unexpectedly arrived at my feet. Subhanallah....God is great !

So, this is it, my Corelle Fine Lines dinnerware :

Would I be a happier person this coming raya? Would my 2013 Aidilfitti be more meaningful ? Would this year's Hari Raya be merrier? Yes...yes and definitely a yes !

29 June 2013

The Wallpaper Story

I have a lot of things going on around me since the last time I was here, which mostly comprises of the good ones, alhamdulillah. Everything is perfect, everything is good and everything is just great. All I am saying is that God has been so kind to me and I am surrounded by His blessings all the time.

I have so many great things to share here but today, I am just gonna talk about my house. As most of you are aware of, I am a home-decorating OCD. I have one long list of things I wanna do to that tiny-miny house of mine. What else can I do to my livings? What colour should I paint my bedroom? What accessories should I get for my kitchen? See, told 'ya I am an OCD !

Recently......3 days ago to be exact, I've just finished decorating one specific wall in my house. I decided to install a wallpaper on the wall of my dining area. I just feel that I need to add some umphh to that area. Something simple but will give a big impact to the whole house and a wallpaper is definitely the answer.

To begin with, this is how the so-called dining area looks like then, which was okay but a bit plain, I would say.


It took me almost a month to hunt for the right wallpaper, considering how picky and complicated of a person I am. What I have in mind is something outstanding which not only gonna liven up the dining area but the whole house indeed. So, after much deliberation, this is what I end up with :


Nevertheless, being a fickle-minded person, I'm still skeptical about the design I've chose. At times, I am not really sure that design would looks nice on my wall. At a worse time, I even have a second thought of putting a wallpaper there. Goshhh, what IS wrong with me ? Luckily I have Marsya who is never tired of convincing me that I am doing the right thing....phewww !!

So, last Tuesday is the day. I bought the wallpaper from Jun ( D'Naj Home Decor ) and engaged a contractor (whom I found in the internet), to carry out the task. And...drum roll please....here's the result :

Awesome isnt it? It's really, really nice and I am so loving it. I am so relieved & happy that I make the right decision. It really gives quite an impact to my house. The colour matches my beloved purple sofa perfectly and the design suits my house concept really well. #clapping

So, that's my wallpaper story. I am glad it's over & even glad it turns out really great. 

Next would be a much bigger project.......the walk-in wardrobe.

Tungguuuuu !!!!!

21 February 2013

Floor Decking Dilemma

Damn ! Damn ! Damn !!!

I have 130 valves waiting to be calculated and sized but here I am busy designing my home's entrance walkaway ( or is it walkaway's entrance ? Arhhh...whateverrr.... ).

This is how the walkaway of my entrance looks like :

It's rather plain and boring isnt it? Especially if you compare it with my balcony which looks like this  :

I love having some wooden elements as part of my home deco, which is why I decided to make a decking at my balcony when I renovated my house a year and a half ago. However due to financial constraints I cant do the same at the entrance walkaway....sigh.

But heyyy...not to worry ! There's always a cheaper option provided we do proper research and homework - when there's a will there's always a way, isnt it? Yang penting kena lah rajin and when it comes to do these kind of things, I am forever rajin hahahaha.

So after checking all possible sources from both the real and virtual worlds, I found out something interesting - a loose wood tiles, that is.

I first saw this wood tiles in Houz Depot which came in various sizes  : 1' x 1', 2' x 2' and 3' x 3' depending on how big or small your areas are. These wood tiles are not only cheaper but it gives you more space to expand your creativity as there are a number of ways of laying them on the floor.

Later then I had a chance to visit SSF's newly opened outlet in Pertama Complex and found out that they too have something similar but theirs are even better coz their wood tiles have these interlocking plastic at the bottom which makes installation extremely easy.   
These wood tiles are sold at RM 84/set which consists of 6 pcs pieces of 1' x 1' tiles. The area of my entrance walkaway are approximately 27 sq inch, which means max 4 sets would be enough.

In between sizing my 130 valves ( when the actual fact is doing the valve's sizing in between designing the floor decking hehehe ), I have come up with 6 different designs for the floor decking :

Out of these 6 different designs, I think I'd go for F. What about you? Which one would you prefer ? Care to share it with me?

22 January 2013

Looking Forward

I was with Red Riant ( my beloved Vespa ) enjoying the cool Monday breeze when suddenly I noticed that I got a handful of things I looked forward to for the next 2 months or so. I should be counting my blessing twice and not just once since 2013 is only 21 days old and yet life has been so awesome ! Syukran !

Let's start from the very beginning which is this week itself. Another long weekend awaited for me by end of this week.....aint that something everybody would look forward to? Anything which doesnt require me to work is considered as a blessing even though if it's just a few hours of  break due to electricity black-off. With so much pain & sorrow in the world today, these little thing counts - beggars better not be a choosers, ok. I will be taking a day off on Friday which gives me a total of 5 days leave altogether woooo hooooo !!!

I've been waiting for February to arrive from the very beginning of 2013 actually. Apparently, I have been promised luxurious gifts by end of Jan or latest by mid of Feb. As much as how fairy tale-ish it has been, I can't help but to wonder as to how this interesting "game" is gonna end. As for now, things are pretty much hazy still that I am not in the position to blog about it just yet. So, lets just hope it will end very-very soon for I neither have the patience nor the energy to keep on playing.

Errmmm....what else is happening in February? Oh yes the Chinese New Year. No I am not celebrating my half clan's festival.....but I am still looking forward to it coz I have an excellent plan to celebrate it. Me and a few of my ex-classmates from school are planning for a re-union on CNY. The last time all of us sit together was a few years ago...so, obviously we really have a lot to catch-up.

So, what else? My birthday of coz. And that's why this second month of the year has always been my favourite month. Though at this age, it's just gonna be another day for me but I would still love to at least sit down and think of all the good things I've encountered during those years I've lived whilst being grateful to be given yet another year to cherish.

Last but not least, is no other than the 3-Hills Ride for my Vespa group in early March. Though this is already my 5th ride so far, but the excitement and anticipation is never lesser. I've been looking forward to it the moment they make an announcement about this ride a few weeks ago. Just thinking about it could give me multiple orgasms already hahaha !!!

And now I am just going to live my life the way I planned it. May Allah give His blessings and that everything will turn out perfect. Amin.

20 January 2013

A Comeback? Nahhhhh !!!

I post a short write-up about lonely vs being alone on my Facebook wall earlier, which reads like this :

A lot of time people got confused between being alone & being lonely. Often they asked me whether I'm lonely just because I opt to be single. I'm alone quite frequently and I don't feel lonely in the least. I enjoy being in the company of others, but have no problem with being by myself for I have learned to become my own best company.

Being alone doesnt mean you are lonely. In fact, you can be in a room full with people but you can still feel the emptiness in you.
Everybody has choices and you are what you choose to be !

So, what's with the status then ? Any stories behind it? Indeed there is but dont get too excited as it aint juicy at all. An old fren of mine text me asking of my wellbeing which is so thoughtful of him. He then was wondering why I am still single n starts asking me questions about being lonely and all.

You see, this is something men failed to understand. As it is, the biology of a man and a woman are never the same ( and thank God for that ). But men being the not-so-smart creatures are always forgetting this very basic fact that they thought we, women are exactly like them.

Guys, here me out. Women might look fragile but we are indeed the stronger ones. We don't have problems being on our own. Just becoz sex is like food for you guys, doesn't mean women would die starving without it. We are not what you think we are......we are much better than that --> we are  not men, we are W.O.M.E.N. Period.

Actually come to think of it, i cant blame the men completely. Being single seems to have a number of negative perspective in our society. For example, when you watch a film you’re supposed to feel sorry for the single, lonely girl who desperately wants to be loved. This is definitely the wrong message being sent to the people out there. There is nothing to be sad of by being single coz being single doesnt always mean lonely.

I love having the freedom to live my life my very own way, without having to consider one's feelings or opinions. Well, I may not have a guy to spend my time with but I do have plenty of friends to go out with and my daughter to keep me company. The best thing of being single is that I don't have to please anyone other than myself - a luxury not everybody gets.

Ok I admit that sometimes I do feel missed out especially on festive occasions such as Hari Raya when I have to visit relatives on my own, or on Marsya's school events when other kids have both of their parents present but not hers. But thinking of the hard work, the pain, the tears in building and sustaining a relationship, I'd easily give it a pass. It's just not worth it - well, at least for me.

So to all single women out there, you don't need to feel lonely living the single life as there is more to living than just to get married. Even if that special someone never arrives, just enjoy every moment of your single life offers.

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions, it is easy in solitude to live after your own, but the great main is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
~  Ralph Waldo Emerson  ~