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Monday, 17 March 2014

A therapy.

I am so stressed out.

Juggling between a lot of important responsibilities isn't fun and thinking that you couldn't do the jobs well enough makes it worse.

I really need a break; a real one.

I am reminded of the time I went to Makah to do my umrah. I did not think of anything else apart from focusing on worshipping Allah. It was so calming. That was the only time after being a grown up, I did not think of a lot of thing at one time, even when there were a lot of problems back home.

I miss that. And I want that again. Right now, as I am writing this, I have a lot in my mind and I hope writing this down can be a therapy.

I hope.
I wish.

But I know, this therapy is temporary.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Wedding Preparation: Updates

Last week I went to buy fabric for my wedding dress. Frankly I have no idea what sort of design I want for my wedding dress. All I know is that I have to take fast action, otherwise I might end up with no wedding dress. Now, with whatever that I have, I have decided to make a princess-cut dress. Maybe a bit like the one Hana Tajima wore, except maybe mine would have lace on the skirt.

One of the looks on my board.
Without much preparation, only a picture of a colour palette, I went to Jakel, spent a few hours there trying to figure out the best two colours that match. I had my dad, and the sale assistant to help me figure out which colours to pick. A special thank you to my dad for being there!

Dad reading while waiting for me.
I just hope I picked the best colour combination since my earlier plan changed. I was going to let my family wear mint green, but changed to brownish gold (I don't really know the exact name of the colour), and I picked peachy pink for my own dress.

Uh. Really hope I got these right!
Yesterday I went to see my friends to discuss about things I want them to do for my wedding. At first I wanted to do things on my own but judging from the workload at my new work place, I don't think I can do all the DIYs on my own.

Later yesterday I went to a wedding expo at Wangsa Walk, dragged Zara along (thanks Zara for your time!). One of the things that I was looking for yesterday was a bridal boutique that can do my dress for less than RM500. Most of them only do it for RM1,000 above and I have to return the dress, which is double ridiculous! Luckily I found one place that can do it for RM300 and the dress would be mine even after my wedding. Alhamdulillah!

Next, it's the caterer and wedding favour. Maybe I should stick to the caterer that cater food for my brother's wedding since some guests told my parents that the food was delicious. As for the wedding favour, last week I have already approached a designer to design something for the wedding favour, and a friend has agreed to sponsor something to be put inside the wedding favour, alhamdulillah. Now what I need to do is to find the right size box, if possible printed with the wordings that I want. Found a place that do custom size box, need to contact them to discuss more on that.

Now, the sound system. A friend offered PA system at a lower price. I haven't confirmed that yet. I really hope he is still available because it's a great thing to have close friends throughout your special day. He and his wife, both are close friend of mine.

Make up. Zara suggested that I ask a friend who is into make up to do the make up for me, and the wow thing about her is, she can actually apply make up inside a moving car! She called me just now and she would go with me to buy make up. Yay, I love you Ija!


As for the wedding invitation, I haven't decided anything yet, only that it has to be cute and simple, and I'm considering putting a RSVP card inside the invitation card. Why? Because I want to make sure we have enough food for everyone, but I'm not sure how much that would work.

And yes, the hand bouquet. I have confirmed the sort of colour that I want for my hand bouquet and I'm trusting my friend to pick the best colour for me. She said she will confirm with me the colour before she proceed.



Ah.

All the planning without much guidance, less time to spend, and really tight budget really giving me some stressful time.

May Allah make easy my affairs, aamin!


Friday, 7 February 2014

Senarai Semak Bajet Majlis Perkahwinan


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WAJIB ADA
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  1. Jurunikah dan saksi
  2. Pakaian (cari yang boleh dipakai di kemudian hari)
  3. Katering (biar cukup dan sedap)
  4. Kanopi (biar cukup untuk tetamu dan ada ruang untuk tetamu berbual dan letak wedding favour)
  5. Barang hantaran (asal digunakan selepas kahwin)
  6. Kad kahwin (sekeping depan belakang)
  7. Wedding favour (biar bermakna buat tetamu)
  8. Hiasan hantaran & wedding favour (simple yet nice)

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BOLEH DIPERTIMBANGKAN
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  1. PA system
  2. Guest book
  3. Photo booth
  4. Hand bouquet

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TAK ADA PUN TAK APA
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  1. Make-up *Make-up sendiri mampu ke? Mampu insya-Allah, make-up ringkas sahaja! Hendak solat nanti pun senang.*
  2. Pelamin. *Bukan ada acara merenjis. Ambil gambar di photo booth pun cukup.*
  3. Jurugambar profesional *Gambar ambil sendiri. Galakkan tetamu share di laman sosial dan minta izin untuk save gambar yang mereka kongsi. Post-wedding photo tunggulah bila sudah ada bajet.*
  4. Bilik pengantin *Macam tak akan guna pun. Bilik yang sedia ada pun sudah cantik.*

Laman iKahwin ada menyediakan kalkulator untuk mengira bajet perkahwinan. Mungkin dapat bantu bakal-bakal pengantin buat bajet mereka.

Memandangkan ekonomi negara kita sering meragam (selaras dengan meragamnya arena politik kita), para bakal pengantin WAJIB berhemah dalam berbelanja. Itu pun jika kita tidak mahu dihantui hutang perkahwinan selepas majlis. Para masyarakat yang menjadi pemerhati dan pengkritik, mohon sponsor majlis kami mengikut citarasa anda jika anda hendak banyak songeh.

Sekian.


Monday, 20 January 2014

To the top of the mountain I go.


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Rescue by Yuna
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She thinks she’s all alone
And all her hopes are gone
And so I wrote this song
So she can move along.

Things were bad.
She was in despair.
Things were bad
And you were never there
But things were bad,
She came up for air.
She said a little prayer,
She found herself.
Yeah she’s got light in her face,
She don’t need no rescuing she’s okay.

Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing she’s okay.

No S.O.S. needed, no rescuing, she’s fine out there. [2x]

Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.

She looks into the sky
And all her tears are dry
She kiss her fears goodbye.
She’s gonna be alright.

Things were bad.
It was beyond repair.
She was scare,
She couldn’t handle it.
Things were bad,
But now she’s glad.
Can’t you tell that
She’s walking on air?

Yeah, she’s got light in her face,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.
Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.

No S.O.S. needed, no rescuing, she’s fine out there. [2x]

Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.

That girl is you yeah and that girl is me,
That girl is stronger than the raging sea.
That girl is you yeah and that girl is me,
That girl is stronger than the raging sea.

Yeah, she’s got light in her face,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.
Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing she’s okay.

No S.O.S. needed, no rescuing, she’s fine out there. [2x]

Yeah, she’s got life in her veins,
She don’t need no rescuing, she’s okay.
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This reminds me of the wrecks I was involved in. I came out for air and said a little prayer. It was lonely and stressful. Now here I am, at the shore. It's time to make it to the top of the mountain.

Yes. I'm okay.
Alhamdulillah.

I might be pushed back into the sea,
But inshaAllah, I'd be okay.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

I'm going to be a cheapskate. I mean it!

Hantaran.
Catering.
Wedding favour.
Photo booth.
Guest book.
Wedding dress.
PA system.
Hand bouquet.
Dais.
Bedroom.
Anymore?

Oh man! The above-mentioned do not come for free and no one would sponsor my wedding as I'm not Rozita Che Wan (but I'm glad I'm not!).

Yes. I want to get married, but money isn't something that is piling in my bank accounts at the moment, and if I wait until it reaches the right amount (which I do not know how much exactly), I might be old and later die as a bachelorette.

So here's the plan:
Be a cheapskate. Be a cheapskate. Be a cheapskate.
And get married.

LOL.

Actually, I'm planning to give the best to my guests, so the food and wedding favour must be something nice for the guests to enjoy. I'm going to cut cost on my wedding dress, the hand bouquet (I've asked a friend to make it for me) and the hantaran (since we're going to be buying our own hantaran). As for the photo booth, the guest book, dais, bedroom and PA system, those can be thought of later when there's extra money (you never know, Allah the Provider loves to give us surprises).

My friend made this. I asked her to make one for me.

I envisioned my wedding to be DIYs as much possible. Maybe I can scribble and doodle some stuff (haha as if I'm a great doodler!), scan them and send them to be printed as stickers, guest book, labels, props for photo booth, or whatever.

The colour? Mint green/sea foam, blush and fuchsia pink. It is almost like my cousin's wedding theme colour. I thought of it before I knew about her choice of colour. My sister said my cousin and I have almost the same taste. But who cares, this is a free nation (really?), right?


Anyway, your task, my dear readers, is to pray that the preparation would go well. Thank you, love you!