Friday, April 27, 2012

Short Vacay!

Salam everyone, I'll be in Melbourne until Wednesday for a short vacation (and to see my brother whom I miss so so very much!) so there will be no posts until then, unless Abah decides to post something... which I doubt, coz he's very writing-shy. hahaha... So, catch you all next week Inshallah! 

Can't wait to shop for cheap stuff for my hantaran there yay!! :D

Thursday, April 26, 2012

HIV Test

Yesterday your Abah and I went to Klinik Kesihatan Kelana Jaya to get our HIV tests done. Part of the many procedures to get married here is that everyone must undergo a HIV blood test. 

Walaupun leceh, I think this is a good idea because we will never know whether the person we're planning to marry is infected with HIV or not... usually the infected person doesn't even know it themselves! It's good to know, so that you can make decisions on whether or not to have children (because HIV-infected mothers can transfer the virus to the fetus during pregnancy) or even ultimately decide if you want to be married to the person infected or not.

The test can only be done at government hospitals and/or clinics. So maknanya hanya boleh buat pada hari bekerja sahaja, pukul 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Kene call dan buat appointment awal2, sebab most places only take 20 people a day sahaja. 

REMINDER: Result HIV test ni hanya boleh digunapakai selama 6 bulan sebelum tarikh nikah. 

Klinik Kesihatan Kelana Jaya
Lot 38294 Jln SS 6/3A
47301 Kelana Jaya
Petaling Selangor
Tel : 03-78045001

For other clinics in Selangor, please refer here.

If you are HIV negative, they will give you back a copy of the form. If you're HIV positive, they won't give you back the form. But I don't know what happens la if it's positive, maybe they'll give you a different slip or something. Sebab when we got back the form, it didn't say whether we're positive or negative, it just states that we had undergone the HIV test je. But this only applies to Selangor residents. 

If you're from KL, there's a different form. If you're are HIV negative, the doctor akan tick pada "Tidak Reaktif". Thats all.

So yay! We're both clean, and can get married now! :D Actually belum boleh. Ada berlambak lagi borang nak kene isi and submit... will update on the procedures later.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #2

Monday, April 23, 2012

Random Fact #5

One thing you should know about your mum, kids, is that I am a hardcore Arsenal FC supporter. Proud when we win, fiercely loyal when we lose. Yes your cool mother is a Gooner. COYG!!

Before this, I always promised myself that I will never ever ever date (much less marry) a Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspurs fan. Mesti kutuk kaw2 punya dua team ni.

Tapi kan... Tuhan tu kaya. Allah is indeed great, and He has a funny sense of humour as well. Looks like He planned all along for me to marry the one kind of person I always told myself I would never even consider. Because your Abah, is unfortunately a Manchester United fan.

The morals of the story here are, children... that the one thing you hate is the one thing you will one day love, and that your soulmate is indeed in the hands of Allah. No matter how we plan, He determines everything. I didn't see this before, I always wanted a hand in my own destiny.. but now I understand very much why we should just leave it to Allah to find us our jodoh, because He will give it to us when we're ready Inshallah. :)

But I have to admit, its kinda fun though that the both of us are supporting different teams. Tapi kadang-kadang tu ada jugak gaduh about bola la.. I kutuk team dia, dia marah, dia kutuk team I, I meletup. hehehe... but it keeps things interesting so I guess I rather not have it any other way!

TAPI kan, TAPI... you kids will be Gooners just like your mum. Keluar2 perut je the first thing you will wear is an Arsenal jersey. Or Arsenal diapers (ada jual tak? nanti Mak cari ye). Your first words will be "Thierry Henry". This is non-negotiable. Syurga di bawah tapak kaki ibu ye jangan lupa! ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

25 Easy Ways to Lose Weight, Part 1

TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. It's the one thing all of us have in common, especially when you're gonna get married. Time lepas tunang ni lah semua orang bertungkus lumus jaga body, pergi spa, diet, pergi gym, makan carrot untuk breakfast lunch & dinner, berhenti makan nasi. The goal? To look great for the wedding day, and of course to be in the best shape and look the best for their halal to-be spouses. 

Sometimes people forget, it's not just those few months sebelum kahwin that we should jaga body... actually what is really more important is to jaga body selepas kahwin, especially the ladies (disclaimer di sini: lelaki seharusnya look good for the wife jugak ok, she has to wake up next to you everyday too, so be fair, jangan bagi mata bini berdarah). Keep yourself fit and healthy and keep your weight at an optimum level because:-

First and foremost, because Islam wants us to be. Period. An unhealthy and unfit Muslim cannot perform his or her best in any aspect, plus we must always be an example to the world. Always.
You're doing it for yourself. No one else can do it for you, no one else owes it to you but yourself. You are your own biggest motivator. When you look great you feel great, and when you feel great Inshallah you'll be happier and the people around you (especially your husband, kids, parents) will be happy as well. Happiness is contagious!
As a wife your biggest responsibility is towards your husband. Refer here. This includes, looking good for him. Please him, and you please Allah. Kalau suami mati dalam keadaan redha terhadap isterinya, Inshallah isteri tersebut dijanjikan syurga.
Nanti dah dapat anak, ada tenaga untuk lari sana sini kejar anak yang melulu pusing2 Toys R Us. Dan juga ada tenaga untuk bende lain........ ye lah, seperti memasak dan jemur kain. Ok?

So what I'm gonna do here is, I'm gonna share with you guys 25 easy tips to control your calorie intake. The more calories you cut down on, the more weight you will lose Inshallah. Plus its healthy for you. 

DISCLAIMER: These tips aren't from me, they're from Kevin Zahri, have you heard of him? He's a Malaysian health and fitness celebrity. Google him, check him out. He's pretty hand-... erm, I mean, good. 

Ok lets start with the first five:


(to be continued!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #1

May Allah grant us righteous spouses, Amin! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

3K: Kepeningan Kad Kahwin

One of the most memeningkan things about preparing for a wedding is choosing a card design. Keeping in mind that most of the guests will probably throw away the cards once the wedding is over, we don't want to be spending more money than necessary on the cards, but at the same time kita nak jugak card yang cantik kan? Kalau cantik, kena la bayar lebih sikit. Siiiiiiiiiiigh dilemma betul.

Since our theme will be Black & Gold, and we liked a design, I tried to play around with a card design from this vendor to suit our colour scheme. Help us pick, please? :)


Which card design do you like most?

Tapi kalau semua pun you benci, boleh je leave a comment below. Hehe. I'm totally open to constructive criticism! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Engagement & Birthday, Part 3

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kain Hunting

Ampun Tuanku beribu-ribu ampun, sembah patik harap diampun. Patik ingin mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi terima kasih yang tidak terhingga kepada Tuanku, kerana ditabalkan hari semalam, dan oleh kerana itu Patik dapat cuti umum yang tidak disangka-sangkakan! 

Patik telah menggunakan cuti tersebut dengan sungguh produktif Tuanku, Tuanku hendak tahu Patik buat apa semalam? Haaaa, Patik bersama-sama tunang Patik serta ibundanya, sahabat karib ibundanya dan adik Patik, telah memburu kain (material hunting) di Wisma Jakel, Shah Alam.

Mungkin Tuanku tertanya-tanya, untuk apakah hamba ini memburu kain? Jawapannya adalah kerana Patik belum ada kain untuk membuat baju majlis perkahwinan Patik yang bakal berlangsung bulan September nanti, Inshallah. Tuanku dijemput hadir, tetapi saya minta Tuanku R.S.V.P. terlebih dahulu, supaya Patik dapat menyiapkan protokol-protokol yang patut seperti bentang karpet emas dan sebagainya.

Silakan tatap gambar-gambar Patik segerombolan memburu kain semalam, Tuanku.

Kerana terlalu lama dan terlalu banyak warna yang tidak disukainya, tunang Patik telah kelihatan tidak puas hati (sila rujuk gambarajah sebelah kiri di atas). Akan tetapi, beliau telah tersenyum lebar menunjukkan giginya (sila rujuk gambarajah sebelah kiri di bawah) setelah menjumpai kain dan warna yang disukainya.

Akhirnya, Patik dan tunang Patik telah memilih warna Champagne. Ampun Tuanku, Champagne di sini bukan bermaksud minuman beralkohol yang haram lagi najis itu, tetapi bermaksud pilihan warna seperti berikut:

Patik sungguh gembira kerana French Lace pilihan Patik sungguh cantik dan anggun. Syukur, Alhamdulillah. Sekarang Patik perlu memilih design untuk baju tersebut... Ya, Patik sedar bahawa kebiasaannya design perlu dipilih dahulu sebelum kain dibeli, tetapi Patik terlalu suka kain itu. (:

Setinggi-tinggi tahniah Patik ucapkan kepada Tuanku, semoga panjang umur dan dimurahkan rezeki, Inshallah.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The "Darah Manis" period

Ok so since I got engaged people kept telling me I berdarah manis. The first thing that came to my mind was, "so now I have sweet tasting blood?" -_- . After googling it and reading from a few sources, I now understand what it truly means.

From my own interpretation, "darah manis" is a term used for people who are engaged to be married. It's like, the possibility of bad/unwanted things that can happen to the couple during the engagement period. Maksud yang lain, it means dugaan dan cabaran yang dihadapi oleh pasangan yang bertunang tersebut (kamus dewan sangat).

So time tu lah things like:
  • orang lain akan datang kacau, flirt lebih2
  • orang yang tau awak dah tunang but nak jugak ajak kawin (I experienced this firsthand  a couple of times now, Nauzubillah)
  • you start to get insecure about yourself and your fiancĂ© 
  • start gaduh pasal bende2 bodoh
  • getting cold feet

will happen. Which is why orang2 tua will tell you to stay away from your fiancĂ© and don't see/communicate with them before the wedding unless you absolutely have to.. coz you're promised to be wedded to each other anyway, Inshallah.

It's also why the old folks will tell you not to be engaged for too long. The longer you wait, the more things can happen. I concur. I ni yang baru seminggu bertunang rasa macam dah berzaman. -_- Actually sebelum tunang lagi orang dah start kacau bilau, apa lagi masa ni... Allah nak uji, I guess it's not easy to do something the halal way.

So during this darah manis period, you're expected to conduct yourself in the best manner possible. Don't ruin it, don't be impatient, don't give people something to talk about (this is a reminder to myself more than anything).

Pray to Allah, make lots of doa and leave it to Him. Just play the waiting game, and play it well.

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