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December 26, 2011

Officially A Wife!

Alhamdulillah, dengan sekali lafaz, i, Siti Fatimah, am officially a wife to Mohd Idzwan Asyraff on December 24, 2011.

Him being my husband is the greatest birthday present i could ever wish for..


Nah, ini a few shots from friends posted in facebook..

 The first few moments after the ijab qabul and the witnesses said "Sah!". Couldn't hide my happiness!
Photo credit to Aie.

 Batal air sembahyang :)
Photo credit to my bestie Linda

Posing gedik pulok..
Photo credit to Fina comel!

On December 25, 2011, we had our wedding reception at Pusat Komuniti Bukit Damansara. Alhamdulilah, the wedding went smoothly. A few glitches here and there, but they are minor. Nanti lah elaborate.

 Baru sampai.. Time ni perasaan adalah excited campur nervous!
Photo credit to bride-to-be Shim!

Bersanding! Hehe. Lenguh otot pipi senyum..
Photo credit to Kak Yulie sayang..

At this moment, all i have to say is ALHAMDULILLAH.. Thank you Allah for your endless blessings.
December 22, 2011

Partied My Way Out of Singledom!

i have AMAZING girlfriends.

They threw not one, not two, but THREE amazing surprises for me!

The Hen Party

The first one was last month. The DGAs threw a Hen Party for three brides; Aslinda, myself and Pijot! The party was SUPER AWESOME. They kidnapped us after work, brought us to RedBox Sogo. At first i thought it was a normal get-together. You know, karaoke, chit chat, makan-makan..

They proved me wrong!

We came in to a gorgeous and glam-ly decorated room! All these DIY deco was on the wall, balloons everywhere, and all fancy things.. The girls were all wearing bunny ears, they are so CUTE! Lepas menjerit dan tergamam dan menjadi jakun, we were forced to make a speech. 

 The DIY wall deco.

 The three brides-to-be.
(As dah selamat kahwin, next will be me and Pijot's will be in January)

The hens and the brides-to-be..
From left ; Ogy, Ahya, Nadh, Kak Yulie, Chuna, Aliza, myself, Pijot, As, Pip, Anna, Shim and Fina!

 Makan time!
Nampak tak muka haku yang kebuluran itu?

Then there were games! OMG, the games..

First game was the Post-It Note Game. Each and everyone of the girls (excluding the brides) wrote their most memorable moment with the bride on a piece of paper. The host (in our case, Fina) read the chosen papers and we, the brides, have to guess who wrote it. My most memorable one of this is from Pip. It wrote, "Kita pernah bogel sama-sama. Tapi aku tak nampak ko punya and ko tak nampak aku punya.". Homaigodddd scandalous okeh! Aku mane lah berbogel ngan sesiapa. Haruslah terjerit disitu. Haruslah tak dapat teka jugak. Rupanya that was the time when we went to Bale Bale Spa in Jakarta. Tak lah bogel, pakai kain batik hokay! (-_-)

The second game was Design the Wedding Dress. We were divided into 3 teams for the three brides. Each of the teams have to use rolls of tissue paper to make wedding dresses and dress the brides. Tak cukup dengan itu, lepas berbalut dengan tisu, diorang paksa kitorang keluar bilik and catwalk along the corridor and buffet area and let the staffs of RedBox choose the winner. i looked like Lady Gaga. Sumpah malu!!

 Design the dress: These are my Vera Wangs!

 ..and the dress is ready!

 The brides-to-be in our bridal couture.

Being pushed to the buffet area. Forced to catwalk!

i won!
Mr. Chenta commented "Hadoilaaaa.." on this pic in FB (-__-)

Selesai catwalk, kami berkemas-kemas, karaoke for another 30 minutes, and rushed home. That was the greatest party ever threwn for me. So much effort was put. i can't thank the girls enough :')

 Bergambar lagi..

..dan lagi!

Surprise Birthday Lunch

This one was on Monday. i sorta knew something was up when i went to Fina's cubicle. She was panicking and menggelupur, cepat-cepat tutup PC and my name was the subject of her email. And then after tapau-ing lunch, i saw Amal rushing into the office with a cake box. And pantry yang selalunya kosong tiba-tiba penuh masa aku tengah makan. Muahahaha. 

Despite all these, i was crazy surprised when Amal came with a cake and everybody sang a birthday song. ALOUD. In the office. It was so sweet. We ate cakes and laugh and they wished me happy birthday in advance and happy getting married. My colleagues are seriously the best.

 The birthday-cake-in-advance

 Amal was so animated and talkative throughout the whole session. Girlfriend's high on sugar!

Surprise Birthday Dinner

This one is thrown by Linda, Lina and Ahya!

On Tuesday, my last working day of the year, Linda ajak cari tudung kat Arianni Wangsa Maju. As i need to find tudung for nikah as well, we both went after work. Lepas shopping, dia beriya-iya lah ajak makan Mac n' Cheese at TGIF. Sampai kat TGIF, she led me to a table and Lina and Ahya were already there! We ordered and had a nice talk. As i looked at these three girls, i realized that they're married. And OMG, i'm gonna join them this weekend! OMG! They gave me advice on marriage, on the whole wedding preparations.. It's just so good. Sitting there talking. 

i thought that was it. Then the TGIF staffs came singing the birthday song and other very long song, demanded me to stand up and give a speech and sing! Berpeluh ketiak aku, suddenly being the center of attention. Seriously, these girls are the best.

 Ahya, Linda and Lina.
InsyaAllah, i'm gonna join the club this weekend!

With my birthday cake!

i've had a rough past. My life was far from perfect, and like any other human beings, i have my bad moments. But i'm blessed with good friends who make me feel loved and cherished and remind me the world is still a good place. The people you choose to be in your life makes all the difference. i'm glad i have these people as friends.

Kepada sayang-sayang ku, terima kasih untuk segalanya. Doakan yang terbaik untuk majlis pernikahan dan persandingan saya. You all are the best!

Okay, it's 2.33am. i better go to bed now. Long day tomorrow.

P/s: all Hen Party's photos are credit to Fina.

December 21, 2011

In 3 Days..

..we'll be hubby and wifey! InsyaAllah..

Can't say i'm totally ready. Things are all over the place!

Doorgift packing is mostly done. Mula-mula saya nakkkk sangat bagi telur rebus. i like the traditionality in that. Tapi bila memikirkan payah dan lecehnya merebus, saya lupakan saja. Cukup lah barang yang telah diberi. Plus, takyah susahkan sanak sedara merebus. Then last week, Wan telah menjadi drama queen dan cakap "Biar lah susah ke ape ke, aku nak bagi jugak telur rebus! Kalo ko tanak nanti aku merajuk!" Hamboiiii dah pandai blackmail saya. Mementang la birthday dia (the 90th!). Ade la telur rebus nanti gamaknyeee...

Gubah-menggubah hantaran diserahkan bulat-bulat kepada makcik-makcik saya. i'm the first cucu to get married on my mum's side. Maka nenek dan aunty-aunty sangat excited nak menggubah itu ini. Lantak la eh.. i bought the materials and i trust their creativity. *Ya Allah tolongggg la jangan old-fashioned sangat hantaranku nanti!*

Mini pelamin tempat berposing masa nikah nanti Mr. Chenta nak buat. i wanted to just rent tapi dia kata, "Buat apa sewa mahal-mahal? Pakai kejap je pon nak posing je. Dah la kita nikah kat masjid! Biar i buatkan.." Saya pon pasrah la membiarkan dia buatkan. So far dia dah siapkan mini stage. We'll look for kain for backdrop and fikirkan gubahan bunga. *Ya Allah tolongggg la cantik mini pelaminku nanti*

Baju nikah, baju reception dan segala aksesori dah diambil! Homaigoddddd.. When you have these things in your hands, rasa macam "This is it. It's really happening!" Saya agak tidak berpuas hati dengan baju reception. Thank God we have a back up plan.

Rumah masih tunggang langgang. Belum berkemas. Adik-adik saya demam. Kuranglah tenaga kerja. Haiyooo..

My DIY guestbook is still in progress. Ingatkan nak hantar bind macam masa buat thesis aritu. Sempat ke ye??

All in all, rasanya this is not only mine and Mr. Chenta's wedding. Everybody's touch is everywhere. Aku ikotkan aje lah. i realize this is not only my wedding, they also wanna be a big part of it. Cuma harapnya okay lah semua. Amin.
December 13, 2011

Fifth Year Anniversary

It's 12/12/11..

It's our fifth anniversary ya'll! *grin from ear to ear*

5 whole years of getting to know this guy (even more). In this 5 years, we learn each other's hidden languages, cherish each other's pleasant sides, accept each other's flaws and bad habits, laugh with and at each other, storm out of the rooms from each other, gone through countless tears and screams, survived long distance relationship, gone through very-near distance relationship, share endless secrets, get to know each other's friends, travel to places..

5 amazingly complicated yet beautiful years.

And in 12 days, insyaAllah, we'll (finally) be husband and wife.

Happy Anniversary, Bibib!

This is our last anniversary as a couple. 
The end of a phase but a beginning of an even better life.
Can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
Like they said, being married is finally having someone to annoy for the rest of your life. 
i have you to annoy permanently!

 Our favorite song at the moment: Penghujung Cintaku by Pasha Ungu and Adelia

May love and happiness be in our upcoming marriage and last until our final breath. Amin.

December 11, 2011

13 Days Left.. a single woman!

*freak out*

Alhamdulillah everything is okay. Well, kinda.

There was a little doorgift drama but settled. Phew! Seriously, susah nak puaskan hati semua orang.. In my case kene satisfy Wan, Atok, Nenek and in-laws.. Agak pening disitu. Setelah dipujuk dan dibincang, okay sudahhh..

Kerja renovation dan cat-mengecat dah settle.. Tapi rumah tunggang langgang. Sebab tu la jugak dah lama tak ber-belog. Kerja kemas-mengemas perlu dilakukan segera!

Pembahagian tugas sudah pon dibincang dan di beritahu kepada kaum keluarga. Nampak tersusun. Harapnya execution nanti smooth la hendaknya. Mr. Chenta and i are both the eldest so agak nervous takot ada hiccups sana sini.

Invitation cards (mostly) sent! Kat FB pon dah di-invite. Hehe.

Saya adalah demam panas sejak semalam. Dugaan yang dahsyat ini. Bila demam, kerja kahwin pending. Haihh.. Doakan saya cepat sembuh ya (^_^)
November 28, 2011

Cold Feet

i don't know whether these are wedding jitters or what..

But i have these thoughts..

Like.. Is he REALLY the one for me?

Like are we doing the right thing, getting married?

God, what if after getting married we loathe each other?

Why didn't i date loads of guys before i settle down?

What if we never have children?

Should i stop the wedding??

All these stupid thoughts and we're 25 days away from the wedding..

If you are ex-brides-to-be, tell me, did you have all these stupid thoughts before getting married?

Ya Allah, please help us!

p/s: i did solat Istikharah before we decided to get married. After that, all signs showed that we should. But what if i misinterpret the signs? What if?????
November 22, 2011

The One That Got Away

i know this is last week's news..

But i really LOVE Katy Perry's latest single, The One That Got Away.. The music video is really sad too..

Somehow it makes me think of high school..

November 21, 2011

33 Days To Go


Sekarang blogpost title adalah countdown gitew..

33 days to go!

Tatau nak happy ke nak nervous. At this point, dapat lah saya menyimpulkan bahawa perasaan nervous adalah mengatasi perasaan lain.

Kenapa nervous?

1) Baju saya yang hentah hapa-hapa iteww..
-Ntah la dier betulkan ke idok ye. Tapi dapat disimpulkan saya MESTI tempah kainnya di tempat lain. Sebab kain yang telah dijahit itew tidak menepati citarasa saya. The top is still okay i guess.. Kalo ikotkan diri yang sudah mula memasuki fasa bridezilla ini, nak je tempah baju baru. Memandangkan tak berbaloi je tempah baru (nak beli lace, chiffon dah berapa ribu, upah jahit lagi..), saya tenangkan hati dan fikir rasional; tempah kain je la dik non..

2) Renovation di rumah masih belum start..
-i did tell you that the family mengarahkan saya cari kontraktor untuk tukar parquet kepada tiles kan? So bende alah tu belum lagi berlangsung ye. Cat rumah pon belum. Aku dah sesak nafas ni memikirkan sempat ke tak nak renovate bagai ni..

Dalam halangan berganda ini, there is still one ray of sunlight..

Kad jemputan kahwen dah siap! Pheww..

Sekarang saya kene gigih menguruskan badan. i dunno how la since i'm the type who will pengsan if i skip a meal and gastric kalo tak makan nasik. Usaha je la. Kalo i tak kurus dan tak cantek masa wedding nanti jangan kutuk pleaseee!

Ok bye.

p/s: My girls from office threw As, Pijot and i a Bachelorette Party last week! It was MARVELLOUS AND SO FABULOUS. Will update about that when i have more photos ;)
November 14, 2011

Wedding Dress Drama

My wedding preparation has been going on smoothly without any hitch or drama.

i was so happy and relieved. Until i finally see my wedding dress!

My wedding dress is not ready made. Kebetulan kami jumpa pakej yang buat promotion buat baju baru yang kemudian diorang amek untuk disewakan. Disebabkan Mr. Chenta berkenan baju kawen kaler emerald green yang susah nak cari ready made, kitorang amek la pakej tu.

Last week baju saya siap. It was not okay.

Bila try, memang okay fitting baju dia. Muat-muat. Cuma kain tak memuaskan hati.

Tapi bila snap gambar and tengok balik gambar tu, i look like Princess Fiona in Shrek! Linda and Mariah yang tengok gambar tu tak puas hati. i'm a bit slimmer but the baju makes me look all blown up! Ntah la sebab design baju ke, the ill-fitting kain ke or angle. But i don't look okay.

i'm freaking out now.


November 7, 2011

Wedding Update!

i'm getting married in 47 days, ya'll!!

Seriously, where have all the months and days flew off to? 

Dalam kesibukan prepare for annual assessment and Raya Aidiladha, sempat jugak kitorang siapkan a few wedding thingy..

Bunga Pahar is Ready Yeayyy! Hampa masa gi Nilai tak jumpa bunga telur yang diidamkan. Setelah meng-google blogs wedding vendor, terjumpa blog Wawa. i like the simplicity of her bunga telur so i emailed her straight away. Reply was prompt. Puas hati dengan harga, i placed a deposit and the deal was sealed. Janji nak deliver bunga telur at end of November. i was so pleased when she emailed me last week saying the bunga telur is ready. That's one month ahead of schedule! Bunga telur pon cantik and seperti dalam gambar. Thanks Wawa!

Borang Kebenaran Nikah Settled! Disebabkan Mr. Chenta and i live in the same mukim/kawasan, proses dapatkan kebenaran nikah adalah smooth. He went to see the Qadi first. Sebab sama kawasan, Qadi suruh datang balik bawak saya dan wali. So last Friday we went along with Wan and my brothers pastu terus ke JAWI. Alhamdulillah mudah urusan :)

Change of Nikah Venue.. Initially nak buat kat rumah. After careful consideration, rasanya senang buat kat masjid. So dah tukar, kami akan bernikah di Masjid Uzamah bin Zaid, Wangsa Maju :)

Doorgift Settled Yeay! If you remember in my Jakarta post, i have bought doorgifts for female guest. Yang lelaki punya tak beli di sana. Setelah puas memikir dan mencari, kami dah settlekan gift untuk lelaki. Phewwww...

Apa lagi ya? Hopefully this weekend or next week kami ada masa nak gi fitting baju sanding. Berdebar nak tengok outcome!

Planning and preparing for a wedding is fun, but it's tiring!  Don't get me wrong, like any other bride, i'm excited to dream about my wedding, i'm having fun preparing.. But i always find myself wanting to get this over and done with, so we can be husband and wife and live as a happy married couple.

Sometimes people ask, what's the wedding theme? i found i can't really answer this. Wedding saya takde lah theme macam garden ke, Hollywood wedding ke, Moroccan wedding ke.. For me, as long as wedding kami organized and ada benda-benda perlu (like pelamin cantik, baju cantik, makanan sedap, deco ala kadar, doorgift as a thank you for our guests, etc) it's good enough. Tipu lah kalau tak teringin baju designer (i adore Rizman Ruzaini and Hatta Dolmat) but saya kedekut nak spend duit. Hehe. Maybe people expects a grand wedding from me just because i work for a Multinational company, i don't know.. Wedding mak biase je nokkk..

Even my friends are surprised kenapa saya belom jadi bridezilla and tak kecoh-kecoh kat FB pasal wedding. Even this blog pon takde listkan vendor or brides-to-be blog list. Takda jugak elaboration melampau pasal dream wedding/hantaran/decoration, etc.. i don't know how to answer that either. Maybe the appropriate answer is "Because i don't feel like it.."

Haihhh asalnya nak share pasal wedding update je, last-last jadi sesi luahan perasaan pulak. Okay, signing off for now.

p/s: tak sabar nak gi wedding my UMS girlfriend, Mawai this weekend. i always refer to her blog for wedding vendors. Informative tau! Can't wait to see the dress, and the DIY stuff she made. She's gonna look GORGEOUS!

Easy Peasy Pizza by Teefa

i have not been blogging for a while. Halah tak guna nak bagi alasan busy dengan assessment dan hal kahwin. Kalo nak ber-blog tuh akan ber-blog jugak kan?

Anyway, dalam ke-busy-an, sempat jugak luang masa buat pizza. Hehe. My first ever homemade pizza.

It all started when Adeq, Mr. Chenta's 12-year-old brother found this website online. We were drooling at the Crispy Onion video recipe and browsed through and decided to make pizza as our weekend project. But really, apalah ko boleh harap kat budak lelaki 12 tahun nak buat pizza ngan ko.. He helped me measure the ingredients, wowed at the process and pegi depan sambung main game (-_-)

There are three stages in making the pizza; the dough, the sauce, and the toppings. Honestly, they're all easy processes. Cuma leceh sikittttttt je.

The Dough

i prepared this on Friday night as it needs around 12-18 hours to let the dough rise dan menggebu. Easy peasy when you follow the instruction in this No-knead Pizza Dough video:

Note: It was hard finding all-purpose flour at Carrefour (ke aku je tak nampak?). i bought a brand called Pillsbury at Cold Storage.

The dough after it has risen. i only waited for 13 hours. Tak sabar dah. Then i divided it into 4 doughs pastu uli sampai jadi camni (as per video).

The Sauce

Bila agak-agak dah nampak dough tu dah naik dan gebu, boleh la start buat sos pizza ni.. Again, sila follow video ini:

Note: Canned peeled whole tomato can be bought at Cold Storage. 

 My pizza sauce.

The Toppings

Now this is the FUN FUN FUN part! Kita boleh sesedap rasa letak topping apa kita nak sebab pizza kita, sukahati kita lah. i decided to have minced chicken, beef salami (konon-konon ganti beef pepperoni lah, cari pepperoni tak jumpa), Portobello mushrooms, bell peppers and Mozzarella cheese.

Minced chicken tu kene masak dulu sebelum dijadikan topping. Senang jah. Ini resipi saya yang saya hentam main campak dalam kuali on the spot..

600g minced chicken
3 shallots
Olive oil
Black pepper

Tumis bawang dalam minyak zaitun. Masukkan minced chicken. Bila ayam tu separa masak, masukkan garam and lada hitam secukup rasa. Siap!

The minced chicken.
Veggies and meat salami!

Okay, bila dough, sauce and toppings ni dah siap, sapukan sauce atas dough yang dah dilenyek, letak toppings pilihan hati, top it off with Mozzarella cheese sesedapnya. Bakar dalam oven lebih kurang 15 minit. Haa.. Dah jadi pizza. Kalau meletops dah boleh ko bawak jual Jahhh!

 Sebelom masuk oven.

Bahan-bahan di atas ni boleh buat 4 bijik 9-inch pizza. Memang dari tengah hari smpai malam kitorang makan pizza je hari tu..

Dannnnn... Ini hasilnya!

 My very first pizza. Sekarang dah bercita-cita nak bukak little pizzeria. Gila semangat dan ambitious kan?
Back to reality.

Selamat mencoba!

p/s: i soooo love Foodwishes! Banyak gila resipi and senang ikot..
October 26, 2011

Just Under 60 Days

59 days to be exact.

i'm panicking like nobody's business. i feel like there's so much to do. Hal borang belum settle. The family's suddenly decided to renovate the house (tukar tiles at the staircase and in my room.. bagi cantik bilik pengantin katanya..). Invitation card has not been finalized. Half of the doorgift untuk guest belum beli.

On top of everything, i have this annual technical assessment coming up next week. This freaks me out coz i've been mainly doing managerial jobs as the boss ordered to put managerial work as priority, technical work on hold. Imagine how bad i'm going to do in the technical assessment? i'm beyond scared!

It's normal to be nervous and menggelupur right?

October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays: Because i Love Shoes

October 18, 2011

..And She is Married!

My bestie, Linda is married.

i'm happy for her but at the same time i can't hold back these tears. Terharu sangat. Linda and Butet have been together for like 8 (or was it 9?) years. Berkenal, mengorat, dan menggedik di zaman matrik, survived long distance relationship while she's in UMS Sabah and he's in Tanah Malaya, survived the ups and downs of relationship.. They're like the thick-and-thin couple.

And now they are married.

i'm honored when she said "Okay, ko jadi bridesmaid akuu..". Even more honored when asked to be her maid of honor.

Majlis nikah dia berjalan lancar, alhamdulillah. Dinikahkan oleh ayahanda sendiri, sah jadi wife Butet dengan sekali lafaz. You're the man, derrrr!!

i was determined not to cry sebab saya adalah wanita macho. Tapi bila selesai je akad nikah tu, tetiba mokcik (mama si Linda) menangis and automatically habuk pon masuk mata saya lalu berair mata disitu. Habuk okay, saya tak nanges. Really.

 Khutbah nikah.

 The gorgeous bride :')

 Some of the bridesmaids.

Then there was the majlis bersanding. It was beautiful. The food's delish (good to know coz i hired the very same caterer for my majlis!), the deco's awesome (love the blue-and-white combination and the chiviary chairs for VIP tables), the guest book table was divine, and i love the personalized DIY guest book.

Linda was nervous sebelum nak berjalan masuk gi pelamin tu. "Babe aku cuak. Kaki aku menggigil!". True enough, i saw her gown shaking. i'm nervous myself. The best i could do is say, "Lek babe. Just smile and wave. Smile and wave.." Padahal, aku pon cuak kot!

Dah sampai atas pelamin tu baru okay sket (even though she's still shaking :p). You'd thought we'd behave and act all ayu and manis and sopan for the majlis. Fat chance! Atas pelamin tu berborak, membahan each other, panggil each other giler, me ordering them both "senyum senyum senyum!!", people-spotting, and sempat Linda tanya "Babe diorang semua tengah pandang aku ke?" (-__-).

 The cover of their handmade guestbook. Comel bukan?

 The awesome guestbook table deco by KerjaKahwin team.

 Tet muka gatal tak sabar lettewwww!

Aren't they gorgeous?

With her bridesmaids.

Bottom line is, BABE, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I'M SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU!! May you both have a blessed marriage, dapat anak-anak yang comel cantik jelita handsome cool awesome macam aku tapi lagi beriman daripada aku, and stay loving sampai ke akhir hayat okeh?

Ok, ada habuk masuk mata lagi. Bye.

*photos credit to Ahya and the MyKLIKERS team (the official photographer)*

October 8, 2011

Berjalan Bershopping Berjimba di Jakarta

No need to elaborate more on how Jakarta is THE shopping paradise for brides-to-be. It's a fact.

i'm just happy to brag say that yeayyyy my goals in Jakarta have been successfully achieved. Well, most of it.

My main goals:
-Beli kain for aunties. Successfully done.. Tinggal nak kasi diorang this weekend. Debor lak kalo diorg tak suka.
-Beli flower girl dresses. Tak settle. Yang ada semua saya tak sukaaaa..
-Survey/beli doorgift. 50% done. Beli untuk pompuan je. Takot kalo beli utk lelaki skali kang overweight pulak luggage :p
-Jahit manik+patching baju nikah. Done! Memuaskan hati saya, dan murahhhhh!
-Spend time with Dewi and little Azka. Azka is so adorable! Dewi is glowing!
-Quality spa time with the girls. Done! i love the spa..

Shopping Kain and Tempah Baju di Pasar Mayestik

Upon landing in Soekarno Hatta Airport, our first destination was Pasar Mayestik. It's my first time there and ohoiiiii.. Jadi gila tengok segala kain lace kain cotton cantik-cantik. Nasib la kain baju sanding tengah jahit. Kalo tak memang aku borong dua-tiga kain jahit baju sanding.. So i didn't buy any bridal stuff here, just a few cotton nak buat baju kurung.

Kat area Pasar Mayestik tu ada satu bangunan kayu 2 tingkat. That is the tailor's building. Banyak gilaaaa tailor disitu. That's where i sent my baju nikah and lace (bought at Jakel) untuk buat patching. Hasil tangan dia sangat memuaskan. Baju tu siap dalam masa 2 hari, siap patching, jahit manik and alteration (sebab tailor saya jahit agak besar). Dua hari okay! Are they efficient or what?

 Posing depan kedai kat Pasar Mayestik tuh

 Kedai ni nama dia Ratu Textile tak silap. Banyak gila kain. Uncle ni owner dia i guess. Peramah sangat..

Pip pening pilih kain. Hehe

Siap membeli. Berjalan ke bangunan tailor cari tailor.

Lepak ngan Dewi and Azka

That night, we saw Dewi after so long! Dewi datang hotel kami lepas attend a wedding. That girl is glowing! And Azka is simply adorable. Dia dah kenal orang so tanak sangat orang dukung dia.. Tapi kitorg selambe je.. Huhu

Aunty-aunty excited jumpa Azka..

 Berjimba atas katil

i love you baby girl!

On our last day (Sunday), Dewi bawak kitorang gi spa, Bale Bale Spa. Best gilaaaa spa dia. i had creambath, body scrub, body massage and mandi susu, semua tak sampai RM100.

 Posing selepas ber-spa

 Gadi-gadis ber-spa. Shim, Ahya and suami gi sambung shopping. Hehe

Doorgift Hunting at Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua, Jakarta

Pagi-pagi Sabtu kitorang gi Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua (PPM2) sebab the locals said kat situ la tempat diorang beli doorgift (souvenir, bak kata mereka). Banyak gila vendor doorgift kat situ. Murah-murah gak. Contoh kalo salt and pepper shaker kat KL paling murah RM4.70, kat PPM2 ni RM2 je, chopsticks tak sampai RM1, ashtray RM1.50, dan banyak lagi la barang murah tak terjangkau dek akalmu. i beli apa? Hehe rahsiaaaa... i beli doorgift untuk guest wanita sahaja. Nak beli untuk lelaki pompuan takot overweight luggage. Apa barangnya? Nanti datang wedding dapat la yeh!

 Pintu utama Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua

 Kami lapar kami gedik kami nak shopping.

Shopping Kain Sanak Saudara di Tanah Abang

Semua orang tahu kan Tanah Abang adalah syurga segala telekung, kain sulam, jubah, etc.. Syurga wanita lah kiranya. Alhamdulillah dapat beli kain untuk aunty-aunty disini. Sempat jugak sambar kaftan with full beading dengan harga murah disini.

 Borong kain sulam pita

Jakarta the Cheap Food Heaven

Aside from the shopping craze, one thing i love about Jakarta is the crazy cheap delish foods! i am a HUGE Indonesian food fan, i love Minang, Sunda, Java foods.. Makanan ni memang bersepah la kat Jakarta.

Jakarta is the only foreign place yang aku berani makan kat kedai warong tepi jalan. We are enjoying ayam bakar and pecal lele here.

Soto for breakfast.
Soto diorang tak macam soto kat Malaysia. It's nasik with kuah santan and daging+belinjao.

My favorite tea in the world. 
Masa kat Bali dulu i can't get enough of it. Kat Jakarta sehari 2-3 botol aku minom.

Ate at Sambara Restaurant on our last night. Makanan Sunda macam kat Bumbu Desa, tapi jauhhhhh lebih murah. Dah la restoran cantik!
That's what i can babble about my Jakarta trip. i had a nice time with the girls. Thanks jugak to Ahmad, Ahya's hubby yang tahan ngan kerenah kitorang. Kitorang shopping masuk kedai sana sini dia ikot je. Sekali pon tak merungut walopon ketara nampak dia bosan. Shim, Ahya and Pip, thanks jugak temankan aku settlekan hal kahwin :)

Photo credit: To Ahya and Ahmad, some of the photos are my own.







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