SANTORINI, ISLAND OF LOVE
Friday, August 22, 2014





One thing I've learnt from travelling is that there is no way things will all go according to plan. But that's when the fun starts, I've seen the most beautiful scenery. It was love at first sight! Santorini has been a life time dream and I can't stop thanking Allah for this opportunity.





And I love love love my people, my house mates in the UK. Soooo lucky to have travelled with awesome awesome friends. Love you girls!

More on this later :).



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KURUNG & TRENCH COAT
Tuesday, August 12, 2014





I remembered my list of "THINGS TO DO" that I made comfortably when I was at home in Malaysia and now that I'm in the UK, it serves me to remind that I have a few more to add to the list. Hehe.

And one of my wishlist is wearing trench coat on hari raya! So now, finally checked off my bucket list. Hiks. Walaupun mungkin dicerca dengan sangat hebat oleh mat salehs kat sana. Hahaha. Motif pakai baju macam ni menyeberangi lautan?

Ishhh loads and loads to blog about as usual, but when it boils down to this, nothing surfaces.





Well, life against all odds is surprisingly blissful. Till later :).




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#FOLLOWMETO
Monday, August 11, 2014





We've all seen the #followmeto series created by a Russian photographer Murad Osmann (@muradosmann), together with his girlfriend Nataly Zakxarova (@yourleo) which has gone viral with now almost 1.6 million followers on Instagram! And Instagram is hands down my favourite form of social media. It's pretty good option to manipulate a photo with various filters and publish it on the net. Hehe. 

#Followmeto project was unique and sweet. The concepts are travelling with the love of your life, sharing experiences and memories for a life time. Sooo inspiring! Hence, here's one a "follow me to" kind of photo that was captured in Wicklow, Ireland. Tapi dengan Nini je lah yang mampu sekarang ni. Hahaha.

But, what if I meet someone who doesn't love to travel? Hehe. Anyway, I do hope a mutual love for travel will be one of the things that bring us together. We shall see :).







On a fun note, am just back from Dublin and most likely be sprawled on the bed resting today. Good night!







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THE SEVEN SISTERS CLIFFS
Wednesday, August 6, 2014





I am now in Bristol airport alone, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning local time waiting to board my 0805 flight to Dublin, Ireland. And the others will depart from Manchester. Sobs. Reason being, I bought my ticket extremely last minute, so the cheapest flight available was from Bristol. But it's fine. The fact that I'm travelling to somewhere completely different from home and enjoying the experience makes me excited. Just that, I'm slightly nervous about the trip, especially the travelling solo. Do pray for my safe return :).

Anyways here's a bit of the very few words I can think of now (just to kill some time while waiting) with regards to our road trip to Seven Sisters on 3rd Syawal.





Lovely weather wasn't it? Honestly I didn't know the existence of Seven Sisters, so I hadn't done much research. Hehe. 







Hahaha. Cuak ni sebenarnya. Kalau jatuh, sia-sia je uols! Ada orang tu siap merangkak hahahahaha. #anokkelatedibirminghae rasakan! Punyalah kau takut tapi gigih nak duduk kat tebing kan. Demi instagram material katanya. Kosser! Haaa keluar dah ayat percakapan seharian. Haha.











Nature at it's best. Beautiful cliffs and fresh air, definitely worth a visit. Seriously I can't imagine dangling my feet there again. Seriau!





Oklah, back to Mr. Grey now. Hehe. And cuppa of coffee to keep me awake. Still, 5 hours to go. 

Happy working peeps! 


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SCENT OF LAVENDER
Tuesday, August 5, 2014





A field of purple. Isn't it amazing? Fresh lavender smells so good! Wangiiii. Mayfield Lavender Farm is really a hidden gem. A must visit and it's free. I've always wanted to go to the lavender fields at their fullest bloom, at the right moment, at the right time. Just couldn't believe that this place exists in the middle of London! Hehe. Best reached by car, about 2 hours journey from Birmingham. So we did it, finally. Berbaju raya siap. Acah-acah salam perantau. Haha.








Hehe. I couldn't help but smile the minute I saw our picture in Mayfield Lavender Farm. It had such great people in it. They are all my friends who made my life so much brighter here in the UK. Alhamdulillah.








Hmmm I have soooo much to blog on but the brain is drained now. Sobs. Maybe I must finish Fifty Shades of Grey a.s.a.p and hopefully my life would just go back to normal. I'm not really the bookworm type of person but this book gave me warm fuzzy feelings all around. Hehe. It feels like I'm in love again. Walhal... Hahaha.

Will be going to Bristol later today to catch a flight to Dublin so have a nice day earthlings.

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RAYA IN BIRMINGHAM
Monday, August 4, 2014




Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir & Batin

It's now half past three and I'm still up and about. Running on god-knows-what. Hehe. Haven't been able to update but I'm hoping to catch up before I'm going to Ireland this Wednesday. Initially it was the craziest and hectic preparation for my raya in Birmingham. Followed by a road trip to Mayfield Lavender field, Seven Sisters and Brighton. Then we were cleaning our new house for two consecutive days and yesterday was official recovery day, I totally collapsed hehe. Penat!

Raya di perantauan was, well, fun. Hehe. I will be writing about my raya celebration in Birmingham at some point soon, I promise! But first and foremost, thank you Mr. Mandagie for the feature! I never would have expected to be featured on your Instagram anyway. Hehe.







Love all your designs! Much love from Birmingham, UK. 



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KUIH RAYA MANCHESTER STYLE
Friday, July 25, 2014




Tart Nenas

I've always tried to make a bucket list of things that I'd like to do. Sometimes, they are difficult but doable, and most of the time, they are reasonable. Hehe. Like for instance, who would have thought that I will be celebrating Aidilfitri in overseas? It is one of my wishlist and only God knows how blessed I am to be given the chance to experience raya in the UK, alhamdulillah.

And, I really really really want to wear winter coat with my kebaya on hari raya and walk 3 - 4 km in heels! Hehehe. Now that it's summer in Birmingham, so I'll be going somewhere up north in Ireland to put my winter coat on. Hahaha gigih kau kan. But I'm trying to not think too much about the fact that I don't actually have a new baju raya except that I just brought one from Malaysia which I bought last year from Jovian Mandagie RTW. Sobs.




JLuxe


Hiks. I love my black sequins! So anyway, how's your raya preparation going? I have never been so involved all this while for obvious reason; my mother did everything from the very beginning! Hehe. And now since I'm far away from Malaysia, I decided to join my friend Nini in Manchester to bake some kuih raya so we can feel 'that' vibe. Hehe. And I'm soooooo proud of the outcomes despite of lack of ingredients and baking tools! Hehe.




Cornflake madu




Kerepek pisang




Rempeyek




Macaron (tak berapa nak jadi hahaha)




Kuih cincin




Biskut arab




Semperit




Snowy suji cornflake

Hahahaha gigih kau kan. Semperit tu takde acuan, asal boleh je lah. Teringin punya pasal. Sobs. But semperit tastes good! So delish. My fav of all! Hehehe.

Anyway, selamat hari raya semua. Maaf zahir batin.



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