Tuesday, May 23, 2017

wedding dresses

Image may contain: one or more people and people standing went for my first bridal fitting and outfit selection yesterday. it really hit me that i was getting married when i saw reflection of myself in a wedding gown. hits me even more when i see hfz donned a white baju kurung. whispered to myself "omg is that my future husband?" when he walked out of the fitting room. it was heart warming when i saw hfz's reaction the moment i came out of the fitting room too. part of selecting my outfit has got to do with hfz's reaction. knew i have to select the dress when i heard him mouthed "wow". the typical groom-eyes-lit-up-the-moment-bride-appears-with-gown scene where you see on the telly does exist guys! except, we are missing some background music and slow-mo dramatic effect.

pretty pleased with my selection but deep inside i wished they have more choices for me to choose from. but let's not ponder about that. 

for now, i need to stick to my at-least-jog-once-a-week-routine and cut down on snack and tea breaks till the wedding. i have been pretty constant on my jogging routine (if i say so myself) but would need to work a lil on the snacking bit. it's hard when you constantly have colleagues who love feeding you. or when snacking is your hobby :/

wish me all the luck in the world i do not put on weight comes september! #timetoeatsalad

Sunday, May 21, 2017

let's adult!

geez. almost forgot the existence of this page but no, i am not ready to let this page go. well, not yet.

life updates:-
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we applied for a bto/sobf for about 4 times but all our queue no(s) were pretty meh. was ready to draft an mp letter before our next application when hdb texted us on 20 april to come down for an appointment to select a unit a week later. we were given few units to choose from and went on a recce. we were pretty pleased with one of the units and could totally picture us staying there. but bummer, you don't get whatever you want in life. some couple already booked the unit few days before our appointment. we had to settle for our second choice. 

we (mainly me) were pretty nervous on the day of the unit selection. was afraid our second choice would be gone too so i had to do what i had to do: bace all the doa(s) repeatedly. and alhamdulillah we got the unit we wanted :) was all smiles (deep inside + screaming "YAAAAS") when signing the forms. well i had to control myself since hfz was cool as a cucumber. #ineedtobecooltoo 

after doing the necessaries;-
hfz: do you want to watch movie first or see our future home?
me: home first (duh!)

hdb lady told us we could collect our keys as early as in june. i told hfz this was all i dream of. to get married and move in immediately into my own home. thank you Allah for hearing my prayers. i have been busy on pinterest lately, searching for home designs, deco (ugh so adult-y) and still trying to convince hfz on a walk-in-wardrobe. dear hdb, giddyup and give us our keys already!

myself and hfz attended a one day marriage course which was pretty enriching. the trainee was hilarious. we did the five love languages questionnaires again and we got the same results we did back in 2013. apart from that,  there were many takeaway pointers. 10/10 would recommend art of marriage. 

god, i am such an adult already it scares sometimes. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

10th year anniversary

oh wow. it has been 3 months since i last penned something down. either i got lazy or my life is getting really mundane. guess it's a mixture of both. 

anyhoo, today hfz and i turned 10. a decade! like how is it possible to be with someone for a decade and never get sick of them? you still longed to be beside them, still laugh at their jokes, still get butterflies and the whole damn zoo every now and then.

this year anniversary was unlike previous years. it was pretty chill and laid back. nothing special, really. well, we did catch john wick in shaw premiers, ordered their truffle fries, sat on fancy chairs with leg rest which had (meh-ish) blankets. but nothing beats the cathay platinum. they have the best blankets. cathay's my fave of all. albeit the laid back anniversary date, i was happy to finally be out with hfz again after a month of not going on dates because hfz got into a bike accident (ugh!) a month ago. thank goodness it was nothing serious. i am still trying to persuade him to give his bike up, but homeboy is as stubborn as a mule.  

i was browsing my iphone's notes app and came across this thought catalog worthy post which we were suppose to post on a facebook wedding page to win a free wedding photoshoot in korea. but decided it was too much so we posted this instead:

sadly, we did not win the contest.

and for the thought catalog worthy post, here was what we came out with. team effort. i like my tag team. 

He used to be the boy who sat in front of me in class, often teasing me because that's what 12 years old boys do.  I thought he was being lame and ignored him. We didn't know it then...

Four years later, fate and chance brought us back. The two ex- primary school classmates who hadn't had an inkling of emotion for each other back then now got caught up with each other's gaze. The only thing that worries us was wondering the next time we would meet. Since then, a small flame was lit... and the next thing we knew, we were each other's first love.

It would be the greatest love story ever if there were no hardships. A time or two our relationship was stretched too thin but the love grew stronger with every quarrel. Two hearts were no longer intertwined, but joined together as one. For almost 10 years. After spending 1/3 of our lives together, we will be husband and wife.

happy anniversary, babe. cannot wait to embark on a new milestone with you.