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 !