Saturday, August 23, 2014

Time after time.



This post is totally unrelated to the pics above but, I hate how time is flying so fast.

And it makes me sad whenever I reflect on the week
and realise how I rarely have time for myself these days.

Even 'blogging' is a luxury because it means that I have the energy
and have some time to squeeze in a post.

Maybe I need another holiday. SIGH.
But at the same time, there's just a lot to spend on the house.
And I can't decide on what I really want if I had to pick one
because I want both.

I want it alllllll.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pictures of the Past.

Whenever I look at my pre-wedding pics, I will feel OLD.

It sure feels as though I have been married for ages
although it has only been a month!

And I have not even gotten my wedding pictures yet (and I kind of forgot about it already) -_-

Many have asked me how has married life been treating me?
For the fact that I am feeling old… it sure does says something.

I started my married life on an extremely real note.

It wasn't Do Re Mi.
Or La La La either.

It was like starting on an F sharp scale.

I knew what I was in for but yet, you can never fully prepare yourself for it
until you're IN IT.

And to think that if I didn't go for the marriage counselling sessions beforehand. . . . 
I wouldn't know how to cope with life after marriage.
I know I sound so dramatic BUT it's a drastic change for me.

End of the day, what do the fancy pre wedding pictures and lavish (subjective) wedding reception really mean?

For me, it was just an experience.
A rite of passage that I am blessed to have been able to experience.

And to have some pictures to have to look back upon to remember the joyous affair
and to look back at it and go - "…. this is how we used to look like back then."







What matters most to me now is
making the most out of this short life.

Discovering myself, discovering us and discovering this beautiful union.

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. - Mark 10:9

Monday, July 28, 2014

So much has changed.


I have so much to write. So much to say. So many memories have been made in the past one month. I have entered into a 'whole new world' - with new horizons to pursue I'll chase them anywhere la la la la.

The transitioning phase was tough for me in the first week.

I was rather emotional about leaving my home to a new home - I cried buckets during the first few days. My friends probably think that I'm being silly because my new home is 5-10 minutes away from my parents' home -_-

…..but it's that familiar comfort that I am having a hard time letting go. It hurts like a bad break up. 

I've been keeping myself 'busy' with our home by focusing on shopping for household items as opposed to crying under my blanket (true story). LOL. 

That aside, I am actually excited about furnishing the house!
I realised that as age catches up, so does the expenses due to the shift in interests.

From clothes to bags to shoes …
to ovens and cake mixers and cupboards and wardrobes.

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I have so many things to write about. Major backlog of events.
Am so happy that this weekend is a long weekend !!!!

One thing's for sure - regardless of whether you're a primary school kid or a working adult - everybody LOVES public holidays wheeeee. 

Some things never do change. I've hated Mondays since I was a kid.

Anyway, I'm going off tangent again as usual.

Time to document my 'ROM' which technically, isn't my 'ROM' because I didn't sign my papers on that day itself. July 5th was our wedding solemnisation @ Sage.

Random fact : Mike asked for my parents' permission for my hand in marriage over lunch @ Sage (without my knowledge, of course).

I truly love the food at Sage. If I could do it all over again, I would want my wedding reception to be at Sage and be over and done with there…but unfortunately, we couldn't have it there as the maximum capacity at Sage is 100 pax.


I downloaded an invite template online and edited the wordings on and sent it to the printing shop.

I deem myself as a relatively frugal bride. Hahaha.
I try to save wherever I can save if I can really help it (or, if I'm not lazy hehe).

Furthermore, we had two events so we had to pay for two separate days (make up artist, flowers, invites, photographer, videographer) hence the need for more frugality. 

We didn't want to squeeze everything in a day because it would have been so stressful and tiring as advised by most of our married friends.

Fresh flowers in my hair.

I didn't have any trial make up or hair session because I didn't want to spend extra unnecessarily.
I used two different make up artists for both events and I had to trust them in entirety.


Mike sent me the pic of the table set up because he arrived there earlier than me and I was curious to see how it turned out,


Very happy with our florist - she did a great job.

Mike has also been buying bouquets of flowers from her for special occasions and I absolutely love her flower arrangements.




With my family

With E4 ;)

With my bridesmaids

With friends // colleagues :)

Can't wait to see the final pictures!

My wedding shoes for the solemnisation

My wedding bouquet

Wedding favours - My grandma spent 2 whole days helping to make Coconut Jam (a.k.a Kaya).

We have been so blessed by everybody's kindness.

Thank God for everybody in our lives who have helped us tremendously (from emceeing to singing to decorating and from even to securing the venue because Sage doesn't do Saturday lunches) and also for all the guests who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend our solemnisation :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fresh and Sweet.

A week more to go before the wedding dinner reception :)
And then it's hip hip hooray !
Am excited about the transitioning of this new phase in life.
I have been so bogged down with the whole wedding planning works over the past few months.

I still remember that when I first got engaged and when we picked our dates, the wedding planning came on full throttle a few months later (wedding fairs, emails after emails, quotation after quotation, and Etsy and Pinterest sure made it a little more harder).

Now all the planning feels 'so yesterday' because now it's execution all the way!

Just yesterday, I officially became a Mrs.
When I woke up yesterday, I was just hoping for the day to end quickly.
But when it was over, I had this whole 'I-wouldn't-mind-doing-this-again-feeling'. Hehe.  The whole process was stressful and gruelling at the same time but it was all well worth it in the end. 

I'll save my grandmother stories and advice for later ;)

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In the meantime, I've always wanted to write about my Hens Day.
I was honestly expecting a girlie session over tea (simple, fuss free and relaxing day)
but little did I know that I would end up in an Art Jamming place!
It was totally unassuming and I really had a superb time.

I can't thank the girls enough and especially my sister for helping to kickstart all the arrangements. She was the mastermind behind it all so I can't thank her enough.
And I know that all the girls (thank you lovelies) who were there all had a part in contributing to the event - by bringing yummy food, setting up the table, taking Polaroid pictures... and even Melly brought home made body shampoo for all as a door gift with personalized name tags! How sweet is that?

So blessed to have great friends.


Before this, the girls were hiding around the place but when I walked in but then they popped out! Hahaha it was so cute.






18SX cupcakes. However, boobs, butts and penis aside, the little details are really nice.









All of us looked like 'professional' painters wearing the apron and painting on canvas. 

WY focusing intensely.



This was the best painting. Hahaha.






I personally like drawing and painting so it was really fun for me :)
Great job with the planning girls! Me love you long time.

Earlier the girls were joking that I had to take back all of their paintings - and mind you, these are paintings of boobs and butts and half naked men.

Can you imagine - my future home will be turned into a Sex Art Museum -_-

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Fountain Restaurant

I didn't intend for my blog posts to be filled with food pictures.

When I first shifted my blog back to this domain, I wanted to try to go back to my old style of writing sh*t / funny stories / memories but I suppose that it's hard to run away from my first love ;)

Arrived early at Fortnum & Mason but it wasn't opened. However, we saw that the restaurant was open and decided to have some breakfast.












They had a cellist serenading the diners. Service here was also top notch.
The breakfast here was good but ordinary. No surprises. Eggs, ham, sausages, the usual.

The Fountain Restaurant would be a perfect place to catch up with my girlfriends over tea. Love  love love the ambience.