Friday, December 31, 2010

2010... Memoirs...

La la la la la... :)
The year 2010 is quickly coming to an end. I have to admit, this year has truly "flown by". ;) My biggest achievement this year was settling down, getting married to a man I love and loves me back, truly. Hehehe...

My life revolves a lot around my work, even after becoming a wife. So, when I think back of the things I've gone through in 2010, a lot of it involves my work (projects, issues, etc, etc, etc), including my overseas trip to India and Singapore. ;)

A short look back through the months (important note: work, work, work in all of 'em. Hehehe)...

Beginning of the year. Work, work, work
Love blossomed between my husband and I (we finally admitted each others feelings...hehehe)
He met my family. :)
He proposed before I went to India. :)
Began my work trip in India
End of my work trip in India
My dad's 62nd birthday! (missed it as I was India, but we celebrated after I returned the week after).
My 27th birthday!
Met with his family. Dup dap dup dap! Hehehe
Met with his friends. :)
My niece, Hanisah's birthday!
His sister met with my parents, to "officiate" his intent to marry me
My mama's 58th birthday!
I got engaged! :)
Wedding preparations
My sis-in-law's birthday!
My sis' birthday!
Fasting month, Ramadhan 1431H
Eidul Fitri, Syawal 1431H
Wedding dress fitting... :D
My triplet nephews', bro-in-law, and my bro's birthdays! Whoa... 5 family birthdays in a month. ;)
I got married! Yay! Hahahaha...
My best friend's wedding! :)
Very short time-out with my husband to Tree Top Walk, Sedim, Kedah. :) (Will find time to blog about that soon, after my mini honeymoon story completes...hehehe)
My husband's 28th birthday! Love u so much, Abg... Mmmmmuuuah! :D

Short business trip + mini honeymoon to Singapore. (part 2 of Mini Honeymoon story is currently work in progress...haha!).
My niece, Sakinah's 4th birthday!
Weddings!!! Hehehe... Quite a few weddings during the school holidays. :D

Along the way, I've gone through a multitude of emotions, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beauty, as well as the many ups and downs in life. Whatever they were, the most important, I felt love and loved in return. Syukur alhamdulillah and praise to the Almighty for everything. :)

For the soon approaching year 2011, I pray for health, happiness, prosperity and strength for all. Also, I pray for a child of my own (or can we have twins, Abg? Hehehe). :)

An advance Happy New Year 2011, everyone! :D

The Tourist

(poster from Google)

A good watch. :)
I enjoyed the movie... just came back from the midnite show. Hehehehe... Off to bed...the last day of 2010 (it's 31st Dec. already!). ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mini-honeymoon... Day2 (part of it...hehe)

As I was on business trip, we didn't actually get to do much or go around as much as we wanted on Friday. After breakfast, I left for work and came back around 2pm to the hotel, where my husband waited patiently for me (and partially planned on our destinations during the short trip). Hehehe...
Just to note: My husband and I were too absorbed with going here & there together, that we didn't really take as many photos as one would on a holiday / honeymoon. Also, very, very few photos of the two of us together. :p Readers be informed, ya! Hehehe...

Since we weren't sure what to have for lunch and not wanting to have fast food, we had our lunch at Ayam Penyet Ria restaurant in Lucky Plaza, a few minutes walk away from the hotel.
Our scrumptious lunch for the day... Ayam penyet set for my husband, cumi-cumi penyet (baby squid) set for me (photo not available), pempek palembang (fish cakes), keropok udang & emping (prawn crackers), es kacang & es cendol. Yum! Yum! :D
*All photos taken from Ayam Penyet Ria's official website :D

After filling our tummies to the brim (haha!), my husband & I strolled along Orchard Road. The time was already 4pm, so we just walked and walked along the road. We passed by numerous shopping malls - Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, Paragon, The Heeren, etc. All were cheerfully decorated with the coming Christmas celebrations. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mini-honeymoon story...

My so-called mini honeymoon was really, a mini honeymoon (9th to 11th December 2010).

Hehehe… I was actually in Singapore on a business trip. There was a testing activity by our vendor that needed a company rep’s verification i.e. me, as the test engineer. ;) Initially, it was supposed to be three people from my company (the part designer, myself as the test engineer, and my technician). However, only my name got through with the management and my colleagues were slashed from going. Huhuhu… So, this is where my husband gets into the picture. Hehehe…

To save what little budget we had (ehem…hehe), we decided to go to and fro Singapore via express bus (plus the fact that I just didn't feel like getting on a flight on my own just to go to Singapore: ~1 hr taxi ride to KLIA + 2 hrs waiting for flight + ~1 hr flight + ~30 - 45mins taxi ride to hotel...& I can't really just sleep whilst waiting alone, to avoid accidentally missing the flight...hahaha!).

As I only got confirmation about the trip on Wednesday afternoon, that night itself, my husband and I went to Bukit Jalil bus station to purchase tickets. We initially tried to purchase online tickets (Aeroline, Transtar, Firscoach, etc), but either the timing was not right or tickets were already sold out. Huhu… So, off we went to Bukit Jalil to purchase tickets over the counter. Round and round we went at the station, over various counters, but in the end, we chose Plusliner / Transnasional. Many tickets were already sold out, so we just took whatever we got. The bus was scheduled to depart from Bukit Jalil at 5.30pm and arrive at Lavender Street, Singapore at 11.30pm on Thursday, 9th December 2010. As we didn’t want to take a chance on not getting a return ticket in Singapore (due to the many “sold-out” status…huhu), we bought return tickets as well (10.00pm on Saturday, 11th December 2010)...
Skipping out on other minor details (hehehe), we arrived safely in Singapore at 11.15pm on 9th Dec. 2010. From Lavender Street, we took a taxi to our hotel, Meritus Mandarin Orchard Road.

The hotel, Meritus Mandarin a.k.a. Mandarin Orchard

(Erm, I managed to get a room at the hotel, since many other hotels (including my company's panel hotel - Holiday Inn Park View) were fully booked and this hotel offered a good price, despite it's 1st class category...hehehe)

Entry to the room (on the right is the wardrobe)

The extremely comfy bed (King size!)

View of the entryway...

The wardrobe, equipped with a safe, iron & ironing board, room slippers & robes for two. :)

The shower. :)

The tub (I love it! Hehehe)

View from the room. As it was after 12am, night lights were not as bright... ;)

So, end of Day 1 of mini-honeymoon... :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Singapore 2010...

... my so-called mini honeymoon with hubby. Yay! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More weddings! :D

It's the school holidays season and weddings are definitely in the air. Hehehe... My cousin, Abg. Muhsin's wedding reception was held on 28th Nov. 2010, while hubby's aunt, MakCik Dalin (Dalina), tied the knot last Saturday, 4th Dec. 2010. Lovely! :)

Abg. Muhsin & his beautiful bride, Bazilah

Family photo: Kak Muna (groom's eldest sis) standing beside the groom, MakTeh Zawariah sitting in front of the groom, Abg. Mursyid (groom's older bro) with his daughter Alisha & wife, Fara, and the groom's mother, my aunt MakLang Zaleha. :)

- Wedding reception at Abg. Muhsin's family home in Kuala Kangsar (I totally love the silver theme, which I totally matched with my engagement dress...hehehe... too bad I forgot to take a photo of myself throughout the reception. Hehe!)

The bride waiting for her groom... :D

The gorgeous MakCik Dalin & Pakcik Azlan (with Makcik Dalin's sons, Qairan & Qaif)
- Wedding reception was held at Jeram, Kuala Selangor. Pakcik Azlan's reception will be on this Saturday (11th Dec. 2010 in Merbok, Kedah)

Oh, hubby & I went to Abg. Muhsin's reception with my sister's family i.e. with the triplets. Haha! We (the 7 of us) managed to fit in rather comfortably in my hubby's Grand Livina. :) Here's a couple of pics of my sis' family seated in the 2nd and 3rd row seats...

Erm... I couldn't manage to take better pics, since I just turned myself around in the car to snap the pics. Hehe... Oh! Below's one of my fave pics from Abg. Muhsin's reception... My nieces, Hanisah, Alisha (Abg. Mursyid's baby gal), and Sakinah. Pretty, cheerful lil' gals! :D

There's like at least another 2 weddings by the end of the year, that I'd love to attend. My officemates, Zuhdi (who's also my uni. junior) & Azlin's reception on 25th Dec. 2010 (Alor Setar, Kedah) and Md. Noor & Anis on 26th Dec. 2010 (in Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan). Hmm...the two venues are pretty much in opposite directions from one another. Let's hope I'll manage to attend both, since both of them made way to attend my wedding reception in Kedah. :)

1 Muharram 1432 Hijrah

Alhamdulillah, praise to the Almighty. Another year has passed and I am still alive.

Alhamdulillah. A new year, a new leaf in my book of life. :)

Mama Kembar 3 Buat Giveaway, Yay!

Yup! My sis is having a giveaway... & the prizes are fabolous - heavenly sweet scented Victoria's Secret products and cute & convenient Travel Telekung! Click on the pic below for more info. :)

I'm tagging the lovely LadyNaza, the cheerful aNgAh_aLiFaH, & new friend Sha. :)

Too bad I can't join...since itsybitsysecrets is "co-owned" by me... :p Hehehehe... Hmm, will think of something to giveaway as well, after this giveaway is closed (& depending on the response this time)... ;)

Good luck, peeps! :D

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The year seems to pass too quickly. I can hardly believe it that it's already December 2010! Yikes! Where has all the time gone? Hahaha... Well, this year has been exceptionally full for me, with the biggest event being my wedding. Hehehe... :)
There's so much I want to blog about, but all needs good timing. Will definitely post more sometime soon.

*I'm actually feeling a little under at the moment... Runny nose + ache in my head + my faithful monthly cramps. :p Huhuhu...