Friday, 22 November 2013

Invested laughs for 2014

This is my sole review of Norish Henna's henna/bridal inai services. This is also based on my own experience.

On the eve of my solemnisation, I had acquired bridal henna services from Norish Henna. Her drawings were skilled and refined and I like her professional approach in dealing with her clients. Alhamdulillah, many commented how beautiful her designs were and I too was happy to promote her when many family and friends asked for her number.

Two weeks on and two days before the groom's reception, I decided to touch up and have another henna session. Unfortunately, Norish herself was busy so she offered to send one of her assistants and I gladly accepted. However, haiz, all I can is that I was truly dissapointed. Her lines were messy and not refined, the flowers were drawn in thick lines, some patterns looked like small penises and when I requested it to be amended, it looked like there was a fireworks expo on my left palm. I tolerated it until she started drawing on my right palm. Oh gosh...that's when I asked her to stop. The flower drawn was even worst than that on my left palm. Now, im left hanging with incomplete and shoddy henna work.

After kindly showing them the way out, I was running to the sink and jumping about like a child, panic at the thought of my upcoming merenjis ceremony. The VVIPs are gonna have full view of my palms. My sis googled for info and rushed out to buy lemons. Online it stated that I should rinse it with lemon and scrub it with salt. While waiting for my sis, I was already crying over the sink whilst scrubbing my hands with the lemon dish soap. My husband who was sleeping upstairs came rushing to calm my nerves. When my sis got home with the lemons, he was even afraid on how I was slicing the lemons in my panic state. He was scared that in my panic I would injure myself in some way. After a while, I gave up on the lemons and started calling up after all other bridal henna services. Unfortunately, most are fully booked being it is peak wedding season.

Norish did call later to apologise but regretfully could not come as she is away for personal reasons. Again, she was professional about it. On the other hand, she did point out maybe its based on personal tastes etc. My retort would have been maybe your other clients did not get your services beforehand and had acquired your assistants' henna work straight away hence no comparison or benchmark to base their work upon. I was just kind enough and too keen in not prolonging the matter over the phone without actual recourse.

Overall, after tonight's experience, I would say get Norish henna services cos' undeniably she's awesome. However, if she's busy, maybe try others cos' I would give a big NO NO to her crew. Get the master/sifu herself. The others need to refine their henna skills further.

p.s. In the course of trying to get other bridal henna services, I was informed lemon does not help in getting the henna off. In fact, it brightens the colour even more. Gulp. Hubby overheard my telephone conversation and laughed.

Hubby: Sometime next year, we'd laugh about all this later...

Yeah, hubby, in the meantime, I'll cry till next year...

Norish's work...fine detail...hubby thought it was stamped when it was actually hand drawn
Tonight's carnage...find the former penis
Left hangin'
Crooked lines...messy work
Sperms trying to impregnate my flower...soooo not like the design in the picture I wanted

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Alhamdulillah, dengan satu lafaz

Alhamdulillah, the ceremonies went well. I officially became wifey on the night of 9 November 2013 witnessed by family members and close friends. The reception was then held the next day to welcome a bigger crowd and share the joy of the momentous occasion.
Here are some unofficial pictures, mainly of the solemnization ceremony, shared by friends and families.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Nervousness to the max

Can't sleep, can't eat and can't stop worrying mode for the past week. Tomorrow is my big day and all sorts of 'things-cud-go-wrong' goes through my mind.
Will the catering be good? Will everything go smoothly? Hope it doesn't rain? Did I forget anything? When does the band start playing?
It' s soooo bad that my nervousness triggers a gastric-like response. All acid and windy in my tum tums. In turn it contributes to my already existing issue of lack of sleep. Huarghhhhh!!!
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sikiiiiiiit ajer lagi...

I feel there are still lots to do with the big day just being around the corner. All I can do is plan and execute to the best of my ability, delegate on the days of the ceremonies and hope for the best...

Friday, 25 October 2013

My very own psychedelic therapeutic session

As part of the wedding preparations as well as to save some moolah, I made the decision to pack the doorgifts myself. Just started on the kids' doorgifts...insya allah soon will start on the adults' doorgifts.
Packing the doorgifts does have a therapeutic effect after a while. While watching tv, the exercise doesn't seem to be too tiresome.
Just have to make sure none of the sweet stuff enters my mouth instead of the cute mini bags... :)...I MUST, I MUST MAINTAIN MY HAWTNESSS...(Hahah)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

That feeling...

You know that feeling you get at the pit of your stomach? Alaaaaar...that feeling you get when you're nervous...big day coming up soon...committing the rest of your life to that one man...starting a whole new chapter in life...bla bla bla...
What do you do to get rid of those pesky butterflies? Stuff your tummy with lots of chocolate...OMNOMNOMNOMMM...
There goes my diet...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A Happy Fiance

Yay! He has received approval to marry... :). My turn to complete the process...

Fusion foodie- Wondermama, Bangsar Village 1

Omnomnomnom...had fun trying out the different kinds of fare...loved my carbonara with ikan bilis. The chocolate ice cream with whipped cream, marshmallows, cornflakes and beef bacon was interesting too...

P.s. Pictures courtesy of R*. I was too busy stuffing my face and chatting none stop. :). Awesome company and awesome food is always a fantastic combo to get you going.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Wear a piece of history

Whilst having lunch with friends last Friday, couldn't help but admire the jewellery pieces R's mum was wearing. Serious cantiks whoaaaa!!!

It's from Mayuri Bejewelled's MyKraak collection. Jewellery pieces fashioned from shards of pottery from the Ming dynasty recovered right from the bottom of the South China Sea near Pulau Tenggol! Can you imagine that?! So pretty walauweh...would look good on any fashionista of all ages. A piece of Ming Bling!

For more info and to view other jewellery collections available, please do browse Mayuri Bejewelled's facebook page. For those interested, you may also email my friend Karthi at She recently participated in the lifestyle trade fair, InStyle Langkawi 2013, which also featured various local craftsmen and homegrown talents and their work. So proud of her. HRH Tunku Putri Intan Shafinaz was even there to officiate the event. Tun Mahathir didn't miss out in visiting the event too.

Karthi is a friend from school and soon, no doubt, will be one of our country's prominent jewellery designers. Keep up the good work girl!!! All the best!

Her booth featuring her "MyKraak" collection at the Instyle Langkawi 2013
The designer herself
A close up of her booth. Don't forget her other collections too. Lovin' it!
Dive! Dive! Dive!
A sample of her other collection. Browse her fb page for more!
Our 'on-the-spot' model

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Missing it

I miss having sunday roasts. Anyone out there with an awesome sunday roast recipe?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A tip for all men

To all my male readers,
The picture says it all. To all husband-to-be's, just remember the saying " happy wife, happy life".
Hahah...I guess you guys have it tough too...