Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Bridal Shower: Let's Get Some Lovin'

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love to be pampered and loved.

I love getting my hair & nails done, going to the spa, facial (even though I absolutely fail at doing this at the right schedule), or just sit quietly and reading a book.

It's such an intimate moment, that makes you feel so peaceful inside.

To celebrate me 'getting married', like "Is she for real?" -__- my A335 girls took me for some intimate session of full pampering and loving.

I absolutely love this.

They even custom made costume for that day!
And also, a DIY Bookmark about the event. I have always been a sucker for DIY things, and I absolutely love these!
(Notice I'm saying absolutely like way too many times? I think I'm picking up some 'slangs' here.. LOL)

Dylla was supposed to join us as well, because the party for was she & I (We're such best friends that we have the same wedding date! *slaps forehead* but different time. LOL), on at the very last minute she couldn't make it. But I took her shirt anyway and placed it next to me, so it was as if she was with us the whole time. I miss you.

Living in the US now, and coming back home for only a short time, I cherish every moment that I have in Malaysia.
I had the most amazing time just chilling, talking, bonding heart to heart with the girls.

I am honored to have such amazing friends in my life.

Myra, my BFF and my other half, thank you for getting my lazy ass out of the house that day.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Audrey Hepburn Bachelorette Party

Some of my favorite photos from my 'Audrey Hepburn' Bachelorette party.

I adore Audrey Hepburn - I find it hot on how you can pull off on being so innocent and elegant but also tempting and sexy - all at the same time.

So yeah, I had an Audrey Hepburn themed party.
I mean, how awesome it is to have a black and white elegant party?

My girlfriends from university, (I just realized we don't have a group name, I think we should!) threw me this party - I love all of them.

I met Mya (BFF, Partner in Crime & Girlfriend) back in my studying days, when I decided to move in with my other BFF Zhafran in our superb town house unit.

And lucky me, Mya was one of his housemates, and I got to know everyone in the house (Mya, Wanie, Azura, Zhaf and of course Liyana my 'illegal' roommate) & also friends of theirs (Syasha, Nareez, Raz & Aisya) - all of them awesome and we all clicked and became best friends since then.

Mya designed this for me.
Isn't this just awesome?
Yes, she studied Creative Multimedia and she's talented like that :)

Everyone was so adorable in their little black dresses.

(Still well-behaved)

The decorations were perfect.
I love every detail of it.
They even got me Audrey Hepburn's sunglasses and cigar.
You girls are just amazing.

Warming up for crazy.
Yes, this is taken at a restaurant, you can only imagine what sort of photos we took at the 'after-party'.....

After dinner, we had an 'after-party'.
Hmmm, here.
Seems familiar? ;)

Oh well, obviously I can never share all the photos taken during (and after) the party.
But o' man, I don't think I have ever been to such a wild bachelorette party, in my whole life, like ever.

I remember being handed few cards of "The Things You Need To Do", some crazy, some are just hilarious, but kudos to me, I DID THEM ALL!!
*pats own back*
I'm such an awesome bride. LOL

Crazy, wild, the best of friendship & beautiful.
I love you girls so much.

This is how I remember the night - "In a daze: to be remembered but never to be told."

And I hope so will everyone else who was there.

*** Note: H, I was quite well-behaved that night. Quite. Hahaha you know me! XXX

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The thing I love the most after getting proposed, is the bachelorette party that comes soon after.

Hahahaha OK, no!
The thing I love the most after getting proposed is actually getting married
-__- (shifty eyes)

I'm blessed to have such amazing family & friends, that I not only had 1 bachelorette party, but I was thrown FOUR parties!
Can you believe that?

But you know what they say...
What happens in 'Vegas', stays in 'Vegas'!

No, we are innocent.
-____- (shifty eyes again)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vroom Vroom!

My car is finally here.

He (the car) reminds me of my favorite Transformers (the Cartoon) character; HotRod.
I fell in love with HotRod ever since he took over the leadership when Optimus Prime died. He's such a hero.

Initially I wanted to get myself a Hummer, but I told myself that it'd be too big for me to drive around, so I went with Mustang instead.

Alang-alang duduk America, baik pakai kereta yang I will never use in Malaysia, right?


My namecard arrived today. I find it funny when they put Mobile as Mob, makes me feel somehow gengsta like that, if you know what I mean. Mob. LOL.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Navy Pier, Lake Michigan

I experienced my first snow in Chicago.

I remember going into the steel mill for a meeting in the morning, and as we left the place for lunch, it was already snowing outside.
I was so happy, I literally was dancing and licking the snowflakes from the tip of my tongue!

A colleague (Mat Salleh) of mine said to me, "You're fascinating. You look like you just met Santa for the first time."
I told him, "But I won't lick Santa."
(He was not fascinated by this -_-)

It was -2 celsius, can you believe it?
I was freezing.
And being in Chicago, along the lake, the temperature can drop up to -10 due to the 'wind effect.'
I would walk for 5 minutes, and find a store (any store!) and go inside to reheat myself again for about 10 minutes before I continue walking -__-

Anyway, when you go to Chicago, Navy Pier is a place you should visit.
Navy Pier is located along the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Navy Pier is a mix of cargo facility and also, well because of it's awesome scenery, as a hang out place :)

Rachel, Alex & I (Navy Pier & Magnificent Mile)

I think in Winter you should allow yourself to gain few kilos, because Winter makes you hungry all the time, and even if you gain weight, you can always cover them up with your super huge winter jackets ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

The View from the Tower

John Hancock Observatory, one of my favorite places to hang out in Chicago.

Up on the 96th floor, sipping my coffee and enjoying the spectacular view, the noises around me, fades away.

I Wrote This For You #17

Time passes.
Snow falls.

I miss you.

I Wrote This For You #16

You cannot go back in time, even if you wish it with every fiber of your being, your heart and soul, even if you think about it every day.
Trust me.
I know.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Chicago

In Chicago - to meet the world's biggest metal company.

I've been reading about Lakshmi Mittal for few years now.
It's great to finally step foot at his cash cow - and who knows, I might even brought back some of his good fortune.

Note: To enter the steel mill, I wore Steel Toe Wolverine (Timberland style) boots, leather jacket & gloves, safety fire jacket & safety hat. Now that's an awesome picture.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is How I Survive

Cleaning the windows at 1,000 feet high, in Chicago.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter Wonderland

I was walking alone when I saw a mountain of snow piling up by the road side.
I ran to that mountain, and with my hands (and leather gloves) made a huge snow ball.
I threw the snowball to the wind and laughed.

Then I said l, "H, you should have run! Padan muka!."

Then I laughed again as I ran away from that mountain.

I don't know if I was laughing because H was NOT even there and I was having a crazy conversation with the wind, or I was laughing because I really believed that I threw a snowball at H.

Winter does make you a little crazy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Traveling like this, I'm sure no one would ever guess which company I work for.

*slaps forehead*

Monday, January 9, 2012

Chicago, here I come!

Leaving for Chicago for a week, tomorrow.

I just hope Lilo is able to rationalize her food and not eat everything in a day (and become fat).