Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 all year round

2014 is weird. It has 2 parts.
The first part is totally different from the second part.

The first six months.
I was struggling for University placement and scholarship, study, interviews, spent money, stress waiting, excitement, and then disappointment, heartbreak, all in 6 months.
Struggled at work too.
Plane went missing - this is torture, We flew a lot! it's not funny.
Family day was a mess, I felt I did bad, didn't meet the expectation.
Did everything in hoping to be 'the last time i'm doing this because i'm not gonna be around next year'
Jet setting, took up Kota Kinabalu, Bali, Jogja, Jakarta before I halted.
Struggled to accept the fact my bestfriend was getting engaged.
Everything seems blurry and I have nothing to hold on to.

And then the second half started.
It was slow. Puasa and raya was slow. World cup was slow.
I bounced back at work, started to gain my boss' trust again, built up my reputation again.
Reconnect with some people, find new direction, making new plans for new year (already).
Worked out a bit. Loved that!
Take babysitting seriously.
Made new friends.
Loved the fact my bestfriend was getting married - and LOVE the wedding.
Promoted :)
Ended the year, with a winter wonderland, in Shanghai and Beijing.
Everything started to take place again.

I'm done, 2014. I'm done being 28. I heard 29 is a bit stressful, so 2015, you know what to do.

My hopes, targets, for new year is:
A better well rounded muslimah now, its about time already.
Less jet setting.
Keep on working out.
Keep friends, make new friends,
Find Love (auw.) - but don't be desperate. Hehe.
Save money - this never gets old.

But first of all, shall we start the New Year with clearing up the mess from the floods! More trips back to Kelantan now, yeay!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Shanghai and Beijing

I believe in the kuasa of seru. Almost everyone I know who had been to Shanghai came back and said to me 'You have to go to Shanghai! You're gonna love Shanghai!'

I bet they said a lot of 'Zac is going to love this' while they were there.

So when my cousin suggested Shanghai as our winter travel destination, I was hyped! I was so excited. Shanghai isn't like any other popular destination, it's a bit strange mentioning Shanghai to people and I was kinda expecting 'Why Shanghai?' everytime.

Why not?

5 days in Shanghai, 3 days in Beijing, i hate to admit it but, I love China. I am looking forward to go back, especially to Shanghai (I didn't get to explore much of the city, which is okay, because I am pretty sure I'm gonna be back there again!)

And, I checked 1 of the seven wonders of the world; the Great Wall of China.

I'm so excited to start my winter travel this year, I think, I'm gonna do it every year from now :)

Apple store, Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Huge Zara store in Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Our apartment in Sun Island Resort, Shanghai.

Great wall of China, Beijing

Skiing in Jundashun, Beijing

The Bund, Shanghai

Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai

Forbidden City, Beijing

Thursday, December 18, 2014

my sweet sweet friends

'I akan ingat pegi stadium kali ni sebab ni lah kali pertama g stadium u takdok. I akan ingat 'ingat dok masa g stadium yang zac takdok tu'


'Zac..let me tell you the kind of guy who is a keeper'

'He wears gloves and he stands in between the goalposts'


I wished we had taken a selfie of us last night when Malaysia trailed behind Thailand, down with 2 goals away, but we forgot to (in the midst of trying to figure out if we can find mufler in Bukit Jalil Stadium or not).

But here is a throwback.

I sent these angels to the stadium so you better make a comeback, boys.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One Pwingseh Down

I know I'm not a cute friend who made a sappy speech on her best friend's wedding (If I had to, I would most probably just read the whole poem from Ada Apa Dengan Cinta). And I'm not the cute one who posted "I can't believe you're married" stuff anywhere on the internet land.

All I know is my best friend of 20 years is married and the sky is still blue.

But. But knowing that there are limitations and stuff, sucks, though I think we will adapt to it.

I was always the one who left her. I left her for another class, boarding school, college soon before the SPM results, work before she even graduated. So when she go ahead of me for the first time it was weird for me.

But I remembered all those time I took the lead and she pushed me hard to go further, now I just wanna be as half supportive as she used to always be.

Married or not, you and Saa will always be my Pwingsehs.

Now I gotta prepare myself for the day when Saa and Raja getting married, I'm sure THAT one is not gonna be this easy.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hati Rasa Sayu

Last night my watch died on me. It was okay but it died on  8.30pm. I was in the stadium and Malaysia was leading 1-0 to Vietnam thanks to penalty converted perfectly by Safiq Rahim.

'The keeper wasn't even trying' said Raja.

It was still 8.30pm on my watch when Malaysia trailed behind, in our home ground, after a perfect equaliser from visitor and another perfect one, they took the lead now.

And then there was raindrops on my cheeks, my hands are getting wet and in a blink of eye everybody left their seat as the rain pour heavily.

It was still 8.30 when I was soaking wet neglecting to leave my seat. Magic is gonna happen.

It did not. I left the stadium feeling like it was still 8.30pm when we took the lead but it was not. It was 11pm and we already lost our battle in our homeground.

You know what that feels like? Numb.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Everyone is 28

Except for Fetemeh and Felisyeh, we all are now 28. We are 28 but we still act like we are 8. I think the whole Johnny Rockets hated us last night (not as much as they hated the cuddly malay couple at the corner of the restaurant who were filling each other whole night tho) for all the noises we made.

In a few months, each and everyone of us will then hit 29 one by one. We are that old we almost leave our twenties, but I'm so sorry world, we are still the same.

Never a quiet night with this bunch. Hugs.

Andd Happy Birthday Raja!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Love, Rosie

I don't watch movies to kill time. i watch movies for the particular movie. because everytime I watch a movie, the story will stay there in my mind for as long as it can and I keep on comparing my life with parts of the movie.

And it doesn't help because I usually love romantic love sappy movie.

Last night I was talking to my cousins about a novel and I said, if I were in this novel I would most probably fell in love with the main character's bestfriend. Because it would be too much pressure to fall in love with the most popular boy in school and usually the bestfriend is more laid-back and mysterious.

and my cousin said, in real life, that guy (the main character's bestfriend) has already passed away.


What do I know, maybe my jodoh has actually passed away.

One month to go :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Party Withdrawal

Since bebeb is getting married, I knew somewhere along the line there will be a bachelorette party. Because she and her friends are like that, they matter about all these parties.

Me. I'm like duh. I was pretty sure I wasn't even gonna be invited. I mean like seriously, do I look like a person who party? ah-ha.

And then I was included. I thought okay maybe I'd find a way to get out of it. i mean seriouslyyyyyy. There were going to be like lots of giggles and OH MY GODS and kinky-whatnots and I'm gonna have migraines from rolling my eyes so much.

And a nice friend said, do it, do it for your bestfriend. So I did it.

LITTLE THAT I KNOW, it turned out to be, a party, WHICH I ENJOYED SO VERY MUCH.

yups. ashamed to admit that I couldn't think of anything bad about the tea party (which turned out to be sleepover with lots of karaoke, playing games, charades, and finishing leftovers). No giggles at all, just huge laughter like 'HA HA HA HA I'm choking and having jaw reflexed from all these laughter'.

i'm so glad i made it. now I'm having like a terrible withdrawal syndrome trying to move on from what feels like the best weekend ever.

But yes I admit I love this party, sleepover, precious moment with my bebebs and made new friends BUT PLEASE just for the record, do not ever make me wear those veil and that thing across your body. I'm serious.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Winter comes winter goes

My love for rain goes unexplainable. So yesterday when we decided to work out in this winter season we knew it was going to rain.

So we spent the first 5 mins taking photos. In the rain. What else.

Putrajaya is breathtakingly beautiful.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sari inspired

I missed the last Festival Filem Malaysia because I chose to watch Pahang vs JDT (which, of course I was rooting for Pahang and Pahang wins!!!). I didn't know that there was actually FFM screening the same hour as Piala Malaysia until I saw pictures on Instagram (way news travel faster these days).

And then I turned my Joan Rivers inside on, liking dresses from Abil and Diana Danielle (and OMG did Sharifah Amani ran away from her wedding on that dress, I don't know) and then Bam, Miss Fazura.

At first I wondered why she had so many dresses on, and then i learned that she was the host. And like it or not you don't deny her fashion sense.

Of all the four dresses she appeared on, I FELL in LOVE heads over heels and all with this one particular saree inspired dress.

JAW DROPPED instantly. everything about this dress just screams class and gracefulness.

and so, you know when I fell SO much in love with Alia B's wrapdress I searched high and low for a much more affordable one hence landed my eyes on the Love To Dress Aisha Wrap Dress, I'm pretty sure, in no time, you're gonna see a picture of me in a dress, Saree inspired that is.

I already pinned posts from pinterest.


Gotta find a way to make it more syariah compliance maybe something like this

Of course with a non see through lace or something.

Man gotta lose weight pronto.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I love going through my mother's wardrobe and find weird vintage items she kept in there for as long as I know. It is strange how I will always find NEW vintage items everytime I make a visit there. It's like it has a secret door or wonderwall.

This time around my mum offered me if I want to use this bag to dinner saying that she had this since forever. I took it and it will never goes back to my mother haha. It's a vintage Gianni Versace and man, I would kill to have this.

I'm pretty sure everyone loves their mothers closets. It's like the best thing in the world.

Speaking of vintage, we met a long lost friend from High school last night. It was a good night to catch up over nice dinner at The Red Bean Bag, Publika.

Man we all are grown ups. when did that happen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


My bestfriends have noticed this habit of mine. That when I'm too hungry, or too full, i will be totally silent.

I will drove off to my own land not caring the world. So when I'm suddenly quiet, they know I'm done ( with the food)

That's what friends are for, to notice your weird habits :P

Here's one weird day spent with one weird friend. It was never a quiet one.

Espresso Lab, Great Eastern Mall.