Khayalan Jumaat…..

Lari lari kakiku lari…
Titisan embun menitis pipi
Pergi tiada kembali…
Angin hembusan pagi

Nafas..adakah dikau masih berada?
Pertama kali kita bertemu disana
Rindu mengamati hatiku
Hela hela aku biarkan

Sentuhan lalang di jari manisku
Sentuhan pasir di hujung tapakku
Sinaran suam lepasi mataku

Sayu sayu jeritan kecilku
Sepi sepi dalam fikiran ku
Adakah dikau mungkin kembali
Mungkin tidak mungkin ya…

Lalu kau pulang
Bukan bersamaku…..
Bingung aja kau buatku
Serabut dibuatku…

Jejak kaki ulang kembali
Di tempat dikau bersepi
Hatiku bertaut hatimu
Harapan untuk ketemu…
Bukan tentuanku….

 

Inspirasi buat semata-semata…

Japan Trip~ Useful Tips for Travel

  1. FOOOOOD!!

Whenever I travel, there is the issue of finding halal food in other countries which is not that easy like Malaysia, Indonesia or other SE Asia countries.

When I travel to other countries I tend to eat more seafood since no need halal la kan that one.. but it can be boring and sometimes overkilled till I cannot telan already…

One of the apps that was introduced to me when I was in Japan was this awesome food app:

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Halal Gourmet Japan is where you can find restaurants or food in Japan with selection of options like Halal sign, muslim owned, Wi-Fi connection, you can even select areas that you will be like I was in Odaiba and didn’t know of options to eat, thus I saw 1 buffet restaurant it’s not entirely halal but they serve halal meats and indication on the food labels so you wouldn’t consume pork for eg.

This app is very useful, even the Muslim Japanese uses them and Msia students whom I’ve met along the way recommended me this godsent app. However do bear in mind not all halal eateries are listed, so do walk around sometimes you may find a hidden halal gem in Japan.

Another wonderful thing about Japan is their FOOOOD HALLS! located mostly at basements of supermarkets, or shopping malls. Their food halls slalu ader sample, so if lapar – lapar can just walk around as customers and have a try, SAPE TAK SUKA try try makaaaan!! korang rugi ok! kalau da suka sedap baru belikan! Sg-reans are always KIASU, so this is definitely worth going!

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2. Travelling Ez-link in Tokyo (SUICA Card)

This is exactly like your EZ-link. It is prepaid and you can use it to tap into their different JR/Toei Lines. So if it has value you can just tap in and tap out no need buy train tickets.

The card also bole beli bende k! Like buying stuff at convenient stores or something just like our EZ -link or like vending machines ke.. So awesome and the logo is a Penquin..like happy feet so cute la! Just look out of these signs to use them;

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Senang kan, basically Japan is like Singapore but just different language and of coz sorry eh org dorang lagi berbudi bahasa..takde KBKB KNN semua takde…

Like previously we asked for directions and we asked if they spoke English. Most of them cam tak bole bual sangat la..but SOOOO BERBSAR HATI, bawak kita to the restaurant or kedai that we wanted to go eventhough they were heading to the station already and it is quite a walk! SUNGGUH BANYAK berbudi bahasa…cuba ah tanya kat SG kene stare or ignored..irrits…

Will be talking about my JAPAN work trip in the next entry which I found some interesting finds bahahahah…

Japan Honeymoon ~ Accommodation

Part 2 of this is obviously my selection of accommodation.  For this honeymoon, I have decided to go for AIRBNB….coz obviously lagi murah la dari hotel.

Hotels in Japan are not as cheap and space is not as big as well. Nightly rates in Tokyo hotels will always be about SGD 280 and above. But if you are interested in some hotels recommendation, based yet again from my work trips please check them out:
1) New Otani (my fav nak mampos!)
2) Hotel Chinzanso (psst!!! famous halal teppanyaki here)
3) Hotel Okura
4) Shinjuku Prince Hotel

Tapi since I wanna feeling feeling masak konon for my husband, yes I opted for AirBnB and I found a supeeer nice and affordable apartment. Kalau nak carik tempat of convenience, you can try areas like Shinjuku (or other areas like Shibuya, Ueno, Shingawa) in Tokyo, this town is super central and naik train pun senang, its lines linked to a lot of other towns and super easy to get around.

The aparment I rented is owned by this Taiwanese gay guy. Ok la gay but super clean, but he has everything for your needs, Shampoo, shower gel, conditioner provided. Towels were provided. Kitchen utensils, international tv channel provided. Good instructions on how to use his stuff. There is a cleaning lady to come in before your check in to clean up, lepas tu pandai pandai korang la kemas and tak selerak kan rumah dia.

Cute kan rumah dia, I was sooo comfortable that it really felt like home and our personal space. So apartments in Japan itself is naturally smaller. But it was a bargain during this peak season for 6 days 5 nights stay, I only paid for  SGD1063!! Super cheap and super worth it. Currently, he is nominated as Super Host, and I would highly recommend his apartment but it seeems it has been fully BOOOKED!! Kecoh kan…dia tak keje hidup makan sewa pun kaya seh….
There are also a couple of recommended Shinjuku hosts so do take a look and baca reviews. Reviews are important and if it seemed fishy no need book la..and if they request more money to be transferred, please quickly alert AirBnB. It is a NO NO!!!

Usually look out for hosts yang baik hati kasi pocket WIFI as well. This is da bomb, because we depend highly on this for GPS, takot sesat or something. Nak upload gambar pun kan SENANG!! lols…

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Pocket Wifi is also good to find the halal eateries in Japan. If your host is not able to provide pocket wifi. You can rent it and have it delivered to your accommodation. You can check out this for Pocket wifi rentals in Tokyo. Wifi Rental

So you can compare prices if you wanna have AirBnb, if for hotels, my best price comparison is Trivago.com . 

And guess what?! I’m travelling to Tokyo again this Friday for meeting. I might as well ask for citizenship soon hahahaha mcm balik kampung like that!

 

Maid of Honour Duty Affairs~Passed

Last weekend, one of my closest GF from ITE got married..and I had the privilege for becoming the Maid of Honour for her two days event. Alhamdullilah I have never said ‘No’ to sucha request because firstly being a bride is stressful and you need a right hand man/woman whom you trust to go through that joyous occasion with you ensuring everything is covered and smooth sailing insya allah..

Let me share with you my wonderful segala virgin Bride…she was a virgin to makeup! Never had her face poked, painted with colours, glued with lashes before in her entire life…thus can you imagine how stressful I was trying to calm her down everytime she reflexes from the MUA during her makeup trial…yelp at the slightest weird touch on her eyes like curling her lashes..struggled to sit still for 45 minutes of makeup..and for every detail the MUA was doing, millions of questions flew in…so from a 45 minutes makeup trial..it become 1.5 hours…close to 2 hours of makeup..She cried due to sensitive eyes..giggled and laugh because the makeup was ticklish..hanya tuhan sahaja yang tau isi hatiku! Despite all that I have never complained but I was laughing at her and joking you are such a segala virgin bride please…hahaha we had our laughing moments after that..

So yesterday when she was given the golden touch by Kak Lina from Lyanaz Bridal Gallery, it was so much more better, didn’t cry when lashes were glued and curled…no hesitation unlike her 1st trial make up…And I felt like a proud Momma, my daughter PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS!! during the makeup session…and I must say my Bride was all radiant and glowing bersinar sinar…

Super proud of this woman here…an awkward ugly duckling turned into a swan…any woman when she see herself in the mirror, where beauty is enhanced will have 100% confidence elevated more than her usual days…I am honoured to be your MOH and walking through this journey with you makes me realize how beautiful a wedding can be….

We have grown closer much much closer this year as both us are BTBs in the making…Pat myself on the back for the JOB well done!

If you girls have noticed and followed my IG, I was donning the hijab for the wedding for both days not because I have berhijrah…it’s because it was a request by the dad..sort of orang kuat bertudung…Let me explain that the father has his ways of being strict and proper…and I came unprepared for this..no tudungs or inners were brought over as I have stayed over her place since Friday…and voila! the shock of my life when he requested that, I was like alamaaak…no tudung la…then how?! Luckily la, the sister is a master collector of tudungs, and we were saved for the day! Both tudungs for both MOH and bridesmaid were sponsored by the lil sister!! hehe….

So wajah perempuan melayu terakhir lor!! ewaaaah…..sape nak masok meminang gadis disebelah saya?!? I did a light makeup for her to increase her gadis ayu persona! Pheeewiiit…

Well the two days have passed..couple is married, happiness is found…majlis berjalan lancar on both sides alhamdullilah…groomsmen and bridesmaid are exhausted!!! but we hope you love us more!! Ehem ehem…for entertaining all your nonsense and making you guys feel like KING & QUEEN for the day!

LASTLY!!! aku nak cakap! baju gorjes nak mampos from Lyanaz Bridal Gallery was just launched and my GF managed to grab it during her last final fitting to wear on her wedding day…that looooks sooo amazingly princessy!!!

I cannot stop looking at it…and i felt like wearing it but it’s just super GORJES!!! omg……sooo lawaaa for what!!!

102 Away!

So what have I done since we are just 102 Days away to the big DAY!!! I think i am gonna blabber my blog away for this post, since I have a breather from work this morning.

1) Make Up Trial Done
My MUA is kak Su Afand whom is home based as well as freelancer from RK Bridal(shall not reveal further) I am comfortable with her alhamdullilah, and I would say relatively happy with her makeup on me. Syukur thor-amat! Got feedbacks from a few of my closed friends, and mentioned my seri da start naik…so i do have my own Pantang thus I give half face 1st k!!

To whomever that is coming for the wedding baru nampak LIVE! k….hehehehehe best la sangat….and I am happy she is quite the old school mak andam and we sat down for almost 2 hours after that discussing my itinerary and things to note! I have also advised her my problematic areas like oily t-zones, sweaty JENDUL! and bla bla bla..these are tips to mention k ladies as your MUA would then take note and prepare the necessary products for the face. Trial make up without informing all these also like waste your time kan…

2) 1/2 Dulangs of Shopping DONE!!!

So one of the Saturdays I went to do ring shopping plus MAHAR shopping and some of the dulang items. I did mention I guess da tak ingat, that Mr.A is the cerewet hubz, he was not into the Platinum rings designs, and his face was down! literally unhappy about it. No signs of sparkly eyes of excitement. So I have thus searched for alternatives and thanks to my fellow BTB Ana, I have brought him to Starlight Gem to meet Mr Sultan for customisation rings. FYI, Platinum cannot be worn as well as I found out recently from my closest friend in the Jewelry business that it still containts gold!

COST of GOLD vs PLATINUM
Currently, gold and platinum are similar in price per gram. However platinum is much more dense, and so more of it is required to make the same ring compared to white gold. Additionally, platinum rings are usually 95% pure platinum, while 14k gold is only 58.5% gold. Also consider that platinum is a bit harder to work with, requiring higher casting and welding temperatures and different equipment. Platinum also can take 3 times longer to finish polish. Therefore, platinum rings are still 80% to 120% more expensive than the exact same 14 karat white gold jewelry.

Cranky penat boy from work sampai terlelap jap sambil pilih batu2….But overall he has designed his own ring took measurements and supeeeeer happy! Da kasi makan after that all happy happy liao!

Ring and rantai for me were bought from Meyson! and of coz I had to have my bodyguards on standby…bro in law and gf! I always love getting the family involved and treated to food whole day!

3) Met up with Uncle Lan Comel Molek

Lastly!! I met up with my Deco!! AAAARGH!!! nie part exciting gila coz it shows we are supeeeer near the date yo!! Met Uncle Lan at Marsiling CC on a Monday evening with mom and kak noi.. sat down to discuss concepts and colours…I would not be getting Chiavari chairs despite being OOO PRETTY AND GLAMZ! As respecting my mom decision, she was afraid old folks from our family will not be comfortable sitting on those for long… Takpe la aku sacrifice this part coz COMFORT comes first…

And Unlce Lan said he will add surprise touches to my concept idea…Hmmm I wonder what and I superbly KENUT wait k!!! Ya allah nie part of the planning i very sungguh-sungguh!!

So that is all my excitement at the moment. Slowly slowly the preps are taking shape and looking well into the plan. Insya allah..

There are more to be done I shall update on another post sooooon k babes.. 🙂

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~Ho***YMoooon Booked!!!~

A few weeks ago, after confirming with Mr. A regarding the destination, i have finally sourced out deals and book our accommodation!

DESTINATION: #ZOOMJAPAN

It is gonna be winter and I so couldn’t wait for it I super loveee the clean cold air during Winter.

6 Days 5 nights of Sushi,Sashimi,onigiri, seaweeds,tamago!! tako yaki! and MORE!!
I don’t think its snowing then but the temperature is just nice to walk around and have fun!
Finally this time round, i can take a chill break in Japan and not on a work trip..That means I am able to DisneyLand yo!

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Da settle honeymoonku! Yippeeeee…I prefer free and easy and I never did fancy travel packages so I had my own itinerary plus flight and accommodation all by myself…

I love that feeling and excitement of doing myself and superbly PURE satisfaction after I had the best deals and such….

Accommodation was done via AIRBnb, booked a 1 room studio aprtment of a Taiwanese guy whom stayed there…super friendly dude..and loveees his super cute house!307872ef_original1ac62c5d_original

I cant wait to hug you Japaaaan!!! Wooohooo

 

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