Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Twenty-Six.

So many little things that I want to share but I don't know how to so I guess that's how perfect my blog is because now I can talk non-stop here since I own this space. Heh.

Do you know that we are going to have another newborn baby in the family?

I have not had so many travel plans all in a year so this is definitely a rocking year.

This month last year, we all went to Pulau Redang for a beach getaway and Hatyai to celebrate Songkran with the locals. 

I haven't change Ringgit to Won yet. RM is still strengthening so I wait. 

I bought a Getha pillow worth RM118 (after discount) and so far I hate it. When I tried it in the shop, it felt so perfect. I'll give it more time for the body to get used to then. Money no grow on trees ah.

Four months left to doing crazy.

Random but it's also the fourth year of working with this amazing company already.

I am quite addicted to using ShopBack because I LOVE THAT THEY GIVE ME CASHBACKS everytime after I finish buying things. Heh.

I had 2 complimentary vouchers for Sweat Spa but didn't even realized that it had expired and yesterday was the last day. Boo. 

Our toilet tiles are all nicely fixed up.

It's always a good idea to buy travel insurance whenever you travel, especially on a low cost carrier.

Less than a month for us to shoot the pre-wedding photos. Oh my.

Sha Lynn is going to be a big sister in about 4 months' time.

My work-table has to be messy for me to work efficiently. Anyone also like this?

I am still very active on Candy Crush if you may want to know. Level 634 okay.

This month itself I received 2 love letters. TWO. So, then I hurriedly went and buy coupons and stock them up in my Ferrari.

Speaking of Ferrari, I no longer drive a Myvi. Upgrade to Ferrari already thanks to Mister Khoo :)

No more working mood this week FYI.

Last month, I spent RM36 on a fitness app, thinking that I will for sure use it but nope. My laziness has won again. Motivation is off.

I will always prefer to go for hiking than anything else exercise-related.

I do not currently own a laptop and yes this is so sad.

I still have one free-touch-up session for my eyeliner embroidery before September comes.

We've bought tickets to watch Civil War this Friyay. Team Ironman all the way!

Door gift section finally settled and it feels too good.

I do not usually get angry fast but when I do, I just shut down.

We need to go for a spa session soon to relax the body, soul and mind. Hah.

Bye now. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wedding Update 10: onemustardseed

"Why you need to take engagement photoshoot?"


Why not?

Initially, it was supposed to be for our pre-wedding but later on I realized that we would have to rent our dresses or wear casual style. I have no idea how we finally decided that we want to have a nice-in-bridal-gown-and-coat kind of pre-wedding photoshoot so we just leave that part to My Dream Wedding to settle for us. 


I may have said this too many times, but we both super love the photos that Shaun from onemustardseed has taken of us.

THANK YOU MR TENG! YOU ARE THE BEST YOU KNOW THAT! :)


We met up for lunch on one of the days and after a lot of research, we found this place to be of what we would like our photoshoot to be - rustic-ish and simple. Sekeping Victoria serves not only coffee, tea and drinks but also proper lunch meals like burgers and pastas. 


Okay, I'm not here to promote the food okay. To be honest, their food and me not really at the same page. I don't really like them? 


It was quite a short photoshoot as we did them over lunch but it was enough for us. We had so much laughter doing this, and it's mostly because we all know each other fairly well so yeah. That and we're so awkwardly romantic if I can say that.


Time to let you guys feast your eyes :)









Once again, BIG SHOUT-OUT TO THE MOST AMAZING SHAUN TENG for all the photos! Hah. We love them so much I'm going to print out and stick all of them all over my new room's wall. Heh. Maybe not all since our wall is quite limited, but you get what I mean. Hah. 


Next up, our pre-wedding photoshoot is happening so soon, like in a months' time OH MY GOODNESS I still have the double chin and I don't think it's going to disappear in a months' time.


Thank God for photoshop! HAHA!


Bye now. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wedding Update 9.

We have about five months left before I become a missus and there are a list of things still to be decided. WHY SO MANY THINGS EH?

I shall break them down for easier reading. 

WEDDING CEREMONY

Prepare what again? 

Oh right. We don't know yet who is going to emcee the ceremony (don't know if we need one), how we want to do our marriage union to symbolize unity as one, and what time the whole ceremony will start. 

I am thinking that we don't do it so early so that all our guests can sleep in on a Saturday morning. So caring right this bride and groom? Hah I know I know. 

I'm sorry for those who is expecting to have some kind of brunch served at our ceremony, I would think that most likely we will not have that because that is another money-concerning item and can we stretch some more? I don't think so. Heh. Or maybe we will? See! So many I DON'T KNOWS OH GOODNESS. 

BRIDAL CAR

Hah. This one just pops onto my head, like literally 10 seconds after I finish writing the first one. My ideal car would be those old-rustic-convertibles-or-mini-cooper but I also know that to rent one is going to cause the pocket to koyak lagi besar so I am guessing that it would be one of the Sedan cars that we have or something. 

WEDDING DINNER

What time start also not confirmed yet. I would like to think that all our guests will not be late for our dinner because we will start on time. If really impossible to start on time, the most we would wait for is 30 minutes, but knowing Adrian Koay, we will most likely start on the time that we decide on. He don't like late-comers eh okay. 

WEDDING THEME

We don't really have like a theme's theme for our wedding because we really don't know which one suits us best. All we know is that our ceremony will be rustic-ish and our dinner will be super formal. So, I guess there is some progress?

WEDDING COLORS

There will not be any dress-code (I think! Hah) because it would be too troublesome for our guests to follow according to our colors so it's most likely going to be wear-what-you-want-but-be-super-formal. Heh. 

HONEYMOON

Believe it or not we have finally bought the flight tickets. Such a big headache because we are not going to just one place okay. 

Penang-Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur-Bali
Bali-Lombok
Lombok-Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur-Bali

All with Airasia. Suddenly I'm not looking forward to fly because I super don't like Airasia but what to do since we need to be in the budget. Stress giler. 

The only flight that we have yet to buy is PEN-KUL-PEN, because it was so pricey at that time. About RM150 per person I think. No thanks I will wait for promo time (hopefully).

NEW CRIB

This one only applies for me because I am moving into his crib, so for me it's a new thing. For him, sama je lah. Due to many other commitments, we have yet to own a house but that will happen one day I believe. Raffel we've got our eyes on you yo. 

We decided to renovate our future room and give it a total makeover. The renovation has started on the toilet and we have done some essential home-shopping and got ourselves some really good furniture so we are feeling pretty stoked and broke. Hah. 

BABY PLANS

Oh no no. As much as I would love to be a mother already, I want to maybe travel as much as I can first before the little Koays come along. I teased Koay that we shall start the production next year and he gave me that 'Siau-cha-bor" look. It may seem like I became so desperate at one point. 

But really no rush because I will have a new baby nephew to play with for the next 2 years? I bet my uterus also can wait longer la. Afterall, I'm only twenty-two. Heh. 

SAVE THE DATE

Yes, it's out! 

The designs were lovely BTW so thank you again Mr Tan!

Our save the date card has been sent out to a bunch of people, and they are all in soft copies, usually through Whatsapp or FB Messenger or Email. This is just the simple invitation so that our friends who are currently residing elsewhere may lock their dates earlier and make arrangements should they choose to be at our wedding. 

I believe there are still quite a handful of people that we have yet to send to so just hold on okay. Sorry again for those who did not get the card because I can only invite so many :( Don't be angry with us okay. 

MARRIAGE COUNSELLING

This is starting this week and we have been looking forward to do this with Pastor Cowan since January this year. We are finally able to lock down on a weekly Tuesday. 

Cannot wait for the sessions to start. 

BRIDAL PARTY

Now the headache is this - how am I going to make all my maids wear the same thing without spending money that I currently do not have? They are definitely going to make noise if they were to spend on getting some colored-coordinated clothes. My maids are the worse! KIDDING! I love you all! :) 

Some got brown shoes, some don't have. Some don't even have white shirt. G!

Maybe they should just wear tutu. 

Yes, I am DIY-ing some tutu for photo purposes. Stay tuned! :)

BRIDE AND GROOM

We are feeling pretty okay so far. He is not feeling any urgency yet to rush anything or make any final decisions whereas I am feeling all the stress because I see into the details. He? Umm, making sure I don't spend over the budget? Wait, there's a budget? Hah. 

One thing for sure is that discussing about our 'mini crib' and how we want it to be has brought us closer than ever. It's a very funny feeling. I finally felt so adult-ish to be buying my own furniture and at the same time, picking the furniture or mattress with him brings the joy onto a whole new level. So, it's like I'm not really picking my own bed but co-deciding it with another person and to know that he enjoys the process just as much is just so fulfilling. 

Okaylah, you gonna say we too in love or something but this feeling is so amazing I cannot not talk about it. 

So, if you ask us about us, I would say that we are doing great. More than great! We are looking forward to doing this. I am very excited to sign that paper and nervous. 

Till the next update, stay tuned okay? 

Bye now. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

3D2N at Best Star Resort, Langkawi, Kedah.

It will always feel good when the entire family plans and agrees on going for a holiday, be it near or far. Actually, go far means better eh. Hah. 

This short getaway we decided to go to the nearby island, famous for its cheap chocolates. Since the grandmother could not walk too much or far, we thought Langkawi could be the perfect one now, with such short notice. 


It was quite difficult to book hotel rooms at Cenang Beach during that season, I think it was a short school holiday. They were all either fully booked, too expensive (RM1,000 per night kind) or 1/2 * kind of ratings. 


Somehow, we ended up managed to book 4 superior rooms at Best Star Resort, which is also from the same company with the hotel during our last trip there called Langgura Baron Resort, of which I would highly recommend and wanted to stay at this time but was fully booked. Bleh. 


The distance from both hotels also not that far. The Cenang Mall is actually right in the middle between these two hotels, so very nearby nia. 


Best Star Resort is located along Cenang Beach, so no need to cross the road whatsoever to get to the beach. Very convenient indeed. 




Will I choose to stay at Best Star Resort again? Definitely yes but the next time I will probably try another hotel for reviewing purpose. Heh. Life of a blogger (self-proclaimed eh).


More holiday photos down below, so go ahead and feast your eyes on my beautiful Kang Family :)




 Super short getaway but such a needed one. Hah. 

That's what I said everytime I go travel. Heh. 


Oh wells. Till next time we go see the world again yo.


Bye now. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wedding Update 8.

I actually don't really know how to start this post.

It's not really a wedding update but it is related to that so can lah. 


I have been wanting to express myself fully here since yesterday but I was way too tired after getting home from life-group. I thought that I would have forgotten about it when I woke up this morning, but no, so here I am.


Okay, I'm going to try my best to word it out. 


There has been undeniably a lot of disagreements between the huz-to-be and myself when it comes to anything related to the wedding that's happening in 5 months' time. 


It did not come as a shocking thing as we sort of expected it, seeing that we are both very different kind of people, with quite a handful of different taste in things. 


What is really nice to him, is super ugly to me in some cases. So, we argue our way through. That is the natural way right?


People argue because they don't see eye to eye in things or situations. 


This is where most people would 'agree to disagee' which we do but really rarely. We often want to talk till something is settled, but if not then we leave it at that and it would somehow surface again. 


Wow, I think this is probably one of the most honest post that I will ever do on us. 


Anyways, it has been a struggle for me to go through this. If I'm correct, we've never argued so much since we got together 4 years ago and I cannot say that it has affected my feelings towards him, because I love Adrian no matter what. But it has certainly affected on how I see through the planning for our big day. 


The one question that people always ask me is this: How's the wedding prep?


Often times, my reaction is a mixture of excited and clueless (if I may be super honest). Clueless because it's just so difficult to get things sorted when we both have such different preferences and please don't get me wrong. We will always manage to meet halfway and agree on one thing we both are okay with but all that will only be achieved usually after a lot of arguments and heartaches. 


Sad but true. 


Being at Joe Sern and Jaryn's ROM yesterday opened my eyes a whole lot. I realized the one thing that I have failed to see for so many months. 


The man that I'm going to be with for the rest of my life. 


The man who I will go through hard times and good times with. 


The man who will be my children's daddy. 


The man I truly love with my entire life.


 The man who is still at a mourning stage for losing the most important man in his life, his father. He misses his dad everyday of his life, and it is with no doubt that on our wedding day, he will miss him hundred times as much and makes it more difficult for him to go through it.


So, all the details does not matter as much to me anymore. 


We have been arguing over the little-est things because we want to make this wedding the best one yet on our own expectations #bridezillaalert and along the little arguments, we forget the whole reason to having this wedding. 


It made me realized that there is absolutely no point in arguing over petty things for an event that will only last for a day. Yes, it is our once in a lifetime, but so is this whole planning for own wedding. 


Sometimes it is not the final destination that matters most, but the journey to the destination and this is exactly what I want to focus on from now onwards. 


I do think that he will have harder time doing this without his dad on that day and I am not going to be that horrible partner to not remember that. 


To be honest, I have always felt that I am giving a bigger sacrifice because I am the one who is going to leave my home and everything that I am comfortable with to go to a new home and start again with new habits and stuff. 


So selfish of me to think like that seriously. Good thing I woke up today feeling so different and well. 


With all that being said, I can say that there will definitely be a drop in our arguments since I am usually the one who is more stubborn right. Hah. 


Here's to five more months of fun times, Muthu. I love you and that will be till our-forever. 


:)