Wednesday, December 26, 2012

More than just 'I do'

Something I've stumbled upon and wish to share them..

or just simple as this...yet beautiful :D

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wedding : Kraft Craftty

Hello December!


I believed I've got a lot of things to be written here. Wedding? Life? Inspirations? Maybe it's too much.

I'm going to choose the main priority.

MY WEDDING INVITES! (*yes, screaming*)

and these beautiful save the dates aren't mine.

It's been a while. A month or two. I haven't got it on paper. Changing everything, going back to the previous, change it back. A process that I couldn't get tired of, but wasting the time left. 2 months plus minus before the solemnization :O

source : my pinterest
and here my drafts! tadaaa...

Which one will I pick?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wedding : The Stages

Assalammualaikum..Hello Sunday :)

Just a short update. I've been busy with things.

Marriage shouldn't be hard. It's a first the step to a new journey.

Here, I'm glad I found a infographic of Malay's Wedding Customs and would like to share it with you all..

I'm still at stage Persediaan. Lots of things shall be take care of.. 

Good night lovelies :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wedding : 88 days left

Assalammualaikum.. Shall I scream excitedly? Yes.. No..

As the big day getting nearer. I'm like a kid waiting for a new set of barbie house. In fact, I'm really looking forward for a new house kan.. Yeay!

As I'm not properly prepared :( Everything is done by myself, with helps from my beloved family and friends lah tau. As well as mentally. God, I'm a Mrs next year. Everyone will address me as Puan. Isteri. Wife. Sounds tua, it's like I'm already 30's.. hehe..

Still, I'm really thankful with all the bless bestowed upon me. Alhamdulillah.

Salam Maal Hijrah to all Muslims.
Happy New Year :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another 31 Day Photo Challenge

Something to do this November :) keep my blog updated I suppose.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ijab & Qabul : Invites Inspiration

Hello lovelies and selamat hari raya aidiladha to all muslims :)

Well, some may ask what's my progress on the wedding. All I can say, I'm still struggling managing time. Believe me, only 16 weeks left to solemnization. God! It feels exciting, yet nerve wrecking. 

I still don't design the invites :L 

However I've something on my mind that looks like these lovelies..

I bet you got the idea. I really love doily papers. Simple but beautiful..and cheap too, kan? hehe...

Happy Sunday :) 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why Wednesday : Flying and Feet

I thought this is how birds fly, with their feet dangling in the air. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recipe : Sticky Date Pudding

Hello Saturday and Salam everyone.

Remember my post complaining on leftovers dates? Well, I've succeeded, berjaya juga, making something out with the leftover dates.


Recipe are from 
Sticky Date Pudding by The Little Teochew
Sticky Date Pudding by Anis Nabilah

1. Place dates and water in a small saucepan over high heat. When the mixture starts to boil, add bicarbonate of soda and 60g butter, and remove from the heat. Stir and then set aside for 25 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Celsius fan-forced). If you are not using a fan-forced oven, adjust the oven rack to the lower half of the oven so the top of the pudding will be in the centre of the oven.

3. Grease a 20cm diameter (top inside measurement) round springform pan and line the base and side with baking paper. 
(Instead of baking paper I spread some of butter, maybe a bit too much.)

4. Place cooled date mixture in a food processor. Pulse mixture a few times to form a chunky paste.

5. Add eggs and vanilla to date mixture and pulse a couple of times until just combined.

6. Stir flour and 150g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar together in a medium bowl. (I reduce the amount of brown sugar, as I use sweetened dates) Use the back of the spoon to break up any lumps of brown sugar. Add date mixture to the flour mixture and gently fold the ingredients together until just combined. 

7. Pour batter into prepared pan. If, when baking, the pudding starts to overbrown, loosely cover it with greaseproof paper.

8. Bake the pudding for about 50-60 minutes (about 20-30 minutes if baking in muffin tins), or until it springs back when lightly pressed in the centre. A thin-bladed knife or wooden skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding should come out without any batter attached. (mine has crack at the middle, might be cause by overheating)

9. For butterscotch sauce, place sugar and butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir well until the sugar melted. (my tips, be sure the sugar turns brown. as I don't, the sauce got too sweet)

10. Add evaporated milk and let it simmer. Then add a spoon of cornflour, which was added with water earlier. Stir well until the sauce thickens and ready to serve :)

Enjoy, dear :D
Happy October lovelies..

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wedding Blog

Salam and happy Tuesday :)

Remember my previous post on two cats? Well it was for my wedding blog. I wish to separate a wedding theme blog and this personal blog, where I talk on random things.

Just started. Do click Dear,Mydear more often.

I love cats too much. Meow.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

khabar & rupa

Assalammualaikum and happy weekend :)

This should be under why wednesday section. but..I've always confused Wednesday with Tuesday or Thursday. True story. Movie on TV at 10 o'clock makes me realize it Wednesday. too late :/ 

Do you ever wonder how Bahasa Melayu got its peribahasa, simpulan bahasa, penjodoh bilangan and everything? Even the word simpulan bahasa makes me smile. It's like how would you tie a language. I bet it is with you tongue. 

This time I wonder if this makes sense?

"Indah khabar dari rupa"

I just thought it's fun. Who is more beautiful you'd think? 

Have a nice weekend :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tying the knot

Assalammualaikum w.b.t.. Salam Jumaat and happy Friday..

Remember the day I've posted things about wedding? Berangan kan.. Wanted a DIY wedding.. a night wedding... now I've been thinking of garden wedding and traditional-like wedding..

Guess what, I'll get married in..*counting* ok, it's 6 months from now..shall I be panic? Yes.

I've never thought that he would come this soon for merisik, something like asking my parents permission for us to get married. I was totally surprised. and happy at the same time. Nothing could explain my feeling at that time.

So, I guess this is official.

Pray for us. amin... :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Flowers and Names

Assalammualaikum and Happy Merdeka.. 

This is random. Thinking about girls' name and how they got their names. 

There are phase or trend in giving name to newborn kan... From what my mom had said, my name was from the trend of 'nor', 'nur', 'noor', or 'nurul'. Same goes to all of her daughter.. There are trend of 'siti', follows with modern names like 'natasha' or 'daniel' for the boy and now, I've seen some really exotic name from arabic words like 'talhah', 'razan'.. Malays are really rich in culture. We are molded by surrounding environment I suppose.  

So lately, I've been watching a lot of old/classic movies and amazed with their names. Kuntum, Melor, Kundur, Tanjung .. Names that are not so in the trend nowadays..

Imagine if I would name my daughter...
Okay, 'kantan' wasn't bad kan?
"Kantan! Wake up, breakfast ready" hahaha..

and no, I'm not pregnant. hehe...

Wishing you guys happy weekend :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Why do you buy things online?

Assalammualaikum..Hello workday..

Woke up a bit late, trying to adapt to my old worklife schedule. Lucky the traffic was okay and arrived at the office within 40 minutes. psst..usually with heavy traffic, it could take as much as 1 hour and half :(

So, I've been selling my old stuff on the net, here. with lack of items uploaded, the biz runs quite good. A bit. Maybe a little. and it's a lie if I don't buy anything from friendly fashion. Stumble upon some good stuff, made me goes wild..there is a lot of thinking there, trust me. Sometimes I do wonder, how actually do you shop online? Do you guys have any rules to stick to?

What's really bugging me is.. How do you buy shoes online?
Face it, even in real life it's hard for me to buy one. From flat shoe to wedges. from brown to salmon pink..I'd test them all..imagine online? I believe in buying shoes, your feet have to make the decision. Maybe a picture with a person wearing it will be helpful.

Same goes as carpet right guys? I love touching the carpet with my feet.. bad bad habit :(

and this is funny :D

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Let's put baking skills to test

photo source: bakercat

Assalammualaikum and hello everyone :)

Raya is coming and....there are tons of dates / kurma left. Hehehe..instead of worrying other things, my mind is on the dates. Though I'm a big fan of them, I'm a real fussy eater sometimes. It's too sweet, too ripe, too lembik..I don't eat lah. :) So that's the reason why so many boxes of dates left..

but worry no more, here some recipes..

Apple Date Cake by Scandie Foodie

Sticky Date Pudding by The Little Teochew
Sticky Date Pudding by Anis Nabilah

Proaty Date Cookies by chocolatechillymango

Bran Muffins with Dates by Everyday Cooking

Apple, Date and Ginger Crisp by Martha Stewart

Date and Nut Cookies by Martha Stewart's already 6pm. Selamat berbuka :) 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Merry Marry Night

Hello everyone and Salam Ramadhan.

20-days of fasting has gone by..can you believe it? I still remember how was my first day of fasting.. preparing to break fast at my home, Taiping.. and the rest in between of the fasting day was a blurry images in my mind kan..

So, I'm still preoccupied with the wedding stuff in my head.. and no, I'm not getting married in a short time tau.. It's just like berangan, wishing to marry a young adorable prince..just like when we are a child :) but this time, it's berangan within the limit and trying to make it happens..

Experience has taught me a lot of things. Not all are useful, but some maybe.. All those wedding I've attended, made me thinking why wedding reception at night is not in the list.. It's really hot nowadays kan, even with all those fans, ceiling fans, kipas tangan, fans with water spraying all over..It's not enough. I just wish wedding are done during night..

Some day, my wedding maybe? hehehe... 

and would you guys come to night-time wedding? 
Selamat berpuasa, mari mencari malam lailatulqadar pada akhir 10 hari Ramadhan :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIY : Wedding Wonders

Assalammualaikum and Happy Sunday everyone..

Just finished cleaning up my room, doing laundry, doing a housewife..and all force me to think of wedding.. plus the 'apa artinya cinta' playing on tv :D

The love is in the air.. Numbers of my friends are getting married.. by I mean numbers, I got 3 wedding invitations on the same weekend. Guess what, all the venues is "too close"..kutub utara kutub selatan la kan..

and yes, it is the time that makes me feel like I'm getting older.. Older than when you get birthday wishes. but, it doesn't matter actually, I don't really care. What I'm really concern is the finance!

Base on my experience, I could claim that we tend to splurge on wedding..too much.. too lavish. and I really hate the fact that you have to save tons, just to get married. Marriage shouldn't be a burden.

Why not you just do it yourself? So here what I've been googling..




It's all there, just search and do it.. or ask someone to help kan..
Happy fasting and too bad I'm working tomorrow..

Wishing all muslims, have a great nuzul al-Quran :)

Update: links can be found from my pinterest :) sorry for any inconvenience causes.