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two sundays left.

This past week, I’ve given enough pats on both my shoulders, due to the fact that I had checked so many things off the checklist. The school holidays was really a God-sent because that gave me ample time to settle whatever I haven’t had the time to settle during the school term. Let me list down what we had accomplished:

Pasting of berkat stickers

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I dragged my two youngest sisters to K’s place to paste the stickers on the bare berkat boxes. We had placed our berkat boxes at his place before Hari Raya because they had more than enough space to house 5 gigantic boxes (and my OCD parents couldn’t stand to see the boxes stacked up in our living room, heh). This ‘sticky business’ went on for two Sundays. Remind me never to go through this process again because my neck and back ached nauzubillah.

Moneybox

My future SIL, who works at Cotton On, has always been the one buying loots from Cotton On and Typo for me. So when I realised that we had kinda overlooked the moneybox issue, I ‘activated’ her to buy these gorgeous babies for me.

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50% staff discount, of which I approve. But if you realise, the crate needed some makeover to be done to ensure that none of the duit sumbang falls out through the slits. So my mum and I purchased flowery curtain cloth at Joo Chiat for $4.30 per metre. This was the end result….

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TA-DAAAAA!

Bedroom furniture at my ‘new place’

Just a bit of background information, I will be moving over to K’s place after the wedding as my future FIL has graciously given up the master bedroom for us. At my current house, my two youngest sisters are already planning which posters to paste on my bedroom walls so for him to move in here is a no-go, haha.

So for the past two months K and I have been surveying bedroom furnitures (mainly at Ikea because I love Ikea like crazy). Ever since his mum passed away, the master bedroom needed major sprucing up so since I am moving in, why not now? But dengan kuasa Allah, I was bloghopping and stumbled upon Amalina’s post on her sister selling their King-sized bed frame! It was still in mint condition and Amalina’s sister had set such an affordable price. Just like that, in the same night I had read her post, I have a new bed, guys!

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Amalina had kindly sent me these photos, which I then sent to K who immediately gave the green light upon hearing that it’s king-sized. Nak jadi king la tu.

Yesterday Amalina’s BIL had the bed frame delivered to K’s house and I couldn’t thank him enough. He was thorough in explaining the bed assembly instructions to K and assured us that if K had any problems in assembling the bed, we can always give him a call and he’ll drop by. You see, such good Samaritans hard to find.

Buying of mattress, wardrobe and dressing table

Right after I had confirmed with Amalina regarding the bed, I immediately went to Forty Two to look for the perfect mattress! It was not long before I fell in love with a mattress from Empire Grandeur, which was 2.5 inches higher than the other mattresses featured on the online store. Purchasing the mattress was hassle-free and Forty Two provided free delivery with minimum purchase of $300.

After buying the mattress online, K also gave me the green light to purchase the wardrobes (we needed two wardrobes because the amount of clothes we both have are horrendous) and dressing table. I have been surveying Furniture Mart for quite some time now so there was no doubt that my wardrobes and dressing table would be from them. Once again, transaction was hassle-free and they only accept COD, which I dont mind at all. They had free delivery and the icing on the cake was the tv bench which came with the dressing table. Yay to great deals!

Bedsheets and quilt

Okay so now that our room already has a bed, mattress, wardrobes and dressing table, what else do I need?

Bedsheets la, of course.

My favourite online store to hunt for these is obviously Lazada and they are currently having this Xmas sale. I happy, you know. Purchased a bedsheet and a quilt for only $158 (which I find is really reasonably-priced since my mum bought her Queen-sized bedsheet and quilt for $180 at Metro) and they have free delivery as well. It should arrive the same time as the mattress and the rest of the furniture. Perfect.

We spent a total of $1586 buying the bed frame, mattress, bedsheets, quilt, wardrobes and dressing table + tv bench. We are elated because that was the budget we had set for beautifying our ‘new room’.

Just a disclaimer before I end my post, expenditure has always have and forever will be a sensitive issue and some people might judge a person’s character by the amount spent. I hope after reading this, you guys wont feel that we are a cheapo-couple because from the bottom of our hearts, we are not hahaha. We just want a cosy room to be called ours for the time being, while we save up for the renovation cost for our own home (which we have not bought but will do so in a few years time) in the future.

Oh by the way, I am not queen-control hor haha. I am the one settling the furniture decisions etc right now because I am at home enjoying my holidays while he is working without any holidays nyehehehe.

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honey, bring me to the moon.

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Disclaimer: A Santorini sounds like it could be a name of a chocolate. Or a name of a drink at a bar.

And this resulted in me sleeping at 2am. Well, we both know that Santorini for honeymoon is a no-go because it will need massive planning. So this might just be a holiday we can plan for during my 2015 or 2016 school holidays.

To make matters confusing (in a good way, of course), I fell in love with Maldives after reading Farhana’s update on her honeymoon! That is so mine and my fiance’s kind of holiday – relaxing, laid back and away from the hustle and bustle of any busyness. Apakah maksud ni semua, hahaha.

Then it suddenly dawned on me. What happened to our initial plan of a Bali honeymoon?

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I can imagine myself just lazing over here, enjoying the breeze with the love of my life. Heh, miang.

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If anyone has gone to Bali for their honeymoon, please do share how it is 🙂

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of love and appreciation.

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A few weeks back, I finally got engaged. It was such a simple affair – just his family and mine. Above all, I thank Allah SWT for having such wonderful parents who insisted that there need not be any gifts exchange, apart from the ring and the watch. But him being him, he had enlisted his cousin’s help in delivering a bouquet of roses and a love letter to me! Paiseh okay, but I love the fact that he had put so much thought into this since we don’t celebrate anniversaries so this is extra special.

I love you, K 🙂

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vroom.

The other half and I had such a nasty argument on Monday. I labeled it as nasty because we were sending each other messages along the lines of ‘We shouldn’t get married’ and ‘Let’s call off the wedding’.

We didn’t contact each other after that (although I did keep checking on his last seen timings on whatsapp to make sure he was still alive, and whether he changed his profile photo that had our picture on it – freaky jugak aku ni).

This morning, I had the sudden urge to wake up before the alarm went off:

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He didn’t reply so I immediately called him and I had never been more glad to hear his voice! Apparently it was a chain collision at KJE toward PIE.

I cried like a baby after that. Tiba-tiba teringat pasal Cory Monteith (I am still upset over his death cos I am a huge MonChele fan) and I told myself, I cant bear to lose the other half! Then I remembered about the argument we had on Monday and I felt stupid thereafter.

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We are okay now; I even lent him my iPad so that he can spend his time playing PVZ 2.

What have I learnt after this whole ordeal?

Never, never take anything for granted.

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crackhead.

I’ve watched this video 13465638273 times already! It’s so funny although I’m throughly confused by the pastor (is that what he is called?). Tu joget apa tu?!

This is so hilarious that I actually thought of doing this after my nikah. But for sure I will be the only one doing this because of a few reasons:

1) Takkan Kadi nak ikut joget? Hahahaha.

2) The other half doesn’t like to embarrass himself this way.

3) According to the other half, “my family consists of well-mannered people.”

Ah, such a happy thought will remain as a thought, I suppose!

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colour me pastel.

I was very inspired after reading Farhanah’s entry on colour schemes that I’ve desired to look see look see on which colour schemes would work well with my personality as well as the other half’s. I roughly know what kind of concept and feel I want for my wedding so it’s just a matter of the colour combination I’d have to think about. Partly because Abg Aidil told us to think through on the colours we want and which concept suits us best.

I remembered asking the other half which concept he wants for our wedding. Without hesitance, he told me he wants a prison concept, where guests will have to eat at long tables with their hands chained. Our family members will be equipped with batons to check the amount of duit salam given by the guests (or in this case, prisoners hahaha).

After he answered that, I knew that I would be in charge, decor wise. But it was hilarious just listening to him go on and on about ‘his choice of concept’ and I, being a visual learner, had to visualize the whole prison-themed wedding in my head. Back to my colour inspirations!

So far this colour combination takes the top spot for now:

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Pastel pink, mint green & grey

So while my colour scheme is that, our families will be decked in:

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Pastel blue and purple

I love pastel. I love the softness and simplicity of pastel colours. Of course these are only my vision. It still needs approval by Mother and the other half.

Initially I had also considered this colour combination:

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But as time went by, I realized this combination doesn’t appeal to me anymore hahaha. I know it’s a bit too early to finalize the colour scheme for my wedding but hey, it doesn’t hurt to play around with colours while I still have 16 months left before meeting Comel Molek.

By the way, I used Combo Maker for the colour ‘swatches’ and FindTheData for the colours hex codes. I might come up with a mood board too, once I get approval 🙂