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



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.


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.


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….




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!




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.


hocus pocus, abracadabra.

I am really glad to be surrounded by business-minded friends who put their creativity to good use. One of such friend is Diyanah, a fellow NIE mate! I was quite blown away by the card designs that she and her team at Hocus Pocus have been uploading on their Instagram and Ili had also recommended that I approach them to design my card for me. So…. Why not kan?

Can I say that the card that they had designed for me is so spot-on? They really adhered to my requests – something teal, lacey and has a super bike in it! Not only that, the customized map they had inserted in was really pretty! They were accommodating to my feedback and would make changes accordingly 🙂

Here are some of their awesome card designs!





Images taken from their Instagram 🙂

Amazing, right? Sometimes I really wish I was au fait in the use of Photoshop or Illustrator instead of only Paint!

Anyway, I have sent my cards for printing at Adam Hawa Kreatif (special thanks to Nazz for the heads-up!). They are very affordably-priced, but I will update more about their printing quality and service once I collect the cards end of this month, In Shaa Allah!



ImageI got this from a friend who saw this at her void deck this afternoon. I find it really sweet of the couple to do this, although they didn’t need to 😊

But this got me thinking for a while.

Are most Singaporeans racist now, to the extent that newlyweds have to apologise in advance for the noise made on their wedding day? I really hope not (Heather Chua and Amy Cheong diam eh haha).




BTBs who are still scouring for vendors for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, please do read Farhana’s latest entry.

I know some might say, “Yek eleh dekni! Orang lain punya wedding apa…. Kenapa emo sangat?!” But I have always been an emotional person. I put myself in other people’s shoes without any qualms, and sadly today, my heart is with the couple who was affected by the missing vendor on their wedding day.

I told my other half about this and he was in disbelief that at this modern age and time, people are still going around cheating unsuspecting victims who place their trust in them. To quote my other half’s words….

….”If this happened to us, I akan nangis dulu. Lepas tu baru I cari penipu tu sampai ke lubang cacing. Pergi rumah dia, simbah cat and darah babi.”

I hope the couple is feeling wee bit better now as compared to this morning. Ada hikmah di sebalik ni semua, In Shaa Allah.




Korang, please be careful. As we speak, I am texting Raihan and it hurts to say that the bride is really not going to have her wedding today.

Like what I told Raihan and my close friends, “Orang ni semua tk fikir ke that one fine day, their anak cucu cicit is gonna get married?!”

Now I’m gonna cry cos I really, really feel for the couple.


what’s cooking?

Some of my family and friends thought that I went on a crash diet and avoid food just to lose weight. Ya Rabbi, don’t they know that I love food tooooo much to even avoid them?

So I finally came up with a solution. I will snap pictures of the food I eat and shove show it to them if they ever assumed that I am losing weight the wrong way.

This was my dinner for today:


I marinated cod fillet in Nandos’s hot chilli sauce plus a sprinkle of salt and grilled them using Happycall pan. Steamed egg tofu and french beans as sides. Food is not complete without….


My mother’s sambal kicap, yummy.

Meal was definitely filling, although this mouth is itching for some good, seedless green grapes. Nanti pergi Sheng Siong beli ah.

Since I’m at the topic of healthy eating, I wanna share this app that I find very useful in my weight loss journey:


All Recipes Video Cookbook is a perfect tool for visual learners like me who can never get recipes right just by reading the ingredients and instructions. This app allows me to search for recipes with such ease, that I’ve ditched my Ellen marathon on Youtube and watch this every night before going to bed. Sorry seh Ellen.

They show you step-by-step on preparing the recipes and also provide suggestions to improve it along the way. my personal favourite is the stuffed mushrooms because I love mushrooms so much, I would marry it if it was a guy (then must change url to bridecendawan).


And one plus point which I really love – they actually show the calories for each recipe, yippee!


Awesome tak? But the only downside is that this app is only downloadable via iTunes 😦

7 more kg to go! Now I know what “So near, yet so far” means.



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!



KK shampoo

Farhanah, now you jual shampoo? Hehehehe.

But all thanks to her review on the Avalon thickening shampoo, I actually went to Watsons to check out the Avalon shampoo range. I couldn’t find the thickening shampoo she recommended but found an alternative instead:


Avalon Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner.

My hair loss boleh tahan jugak tau! Every time I comb my hair, strands of hair will fall off too. It was so bad that one day I got kind of depressed and told the other half that maybe I am suffering from an illness.

But after using this, not bad seh! Not only has my hair been volumized (haha!), it smells good, and feels really soft and silky. Before I used this shampoo, I read reviews online that the shampoo was overrated and it doesn’t do good to your hair so bo pian la, dah beli mah? So I used it anyway and boy, was I pleasantly pleased with the results!

There is hope for my hair!

This reminded me of the thickening shampoo I used five years ago. My ex-colleague and I used to rant about how our hair would take very long to grow to our desired length so in an effort to have long, beauitful, wavy hair ala-ala Fergie, we researched online and discovered this shampoo:


But this Mane and Tail shampoo can be used for both horses and humans! We were initially apprehensive about the effectiveness of this shampoo (kepala kita sama dgn bontot kuda ke?) but cincailah, we bought it anyway because Jennifer Aniston used this very same one to make her hair grow at a faster rate.

I remembered using it for a few months – rambut tak panjang, makin lebat lagi ada! And it smelled weird too. So I stopped using it and decided to let my hair grow long naturally.

Maybe, if fate allows it (hahaha), I would wanna try this shampoo one more time! Bau kuda pun tkpe la. Janji rambut lebat hor?