11 years anniversary

October 14, 2017 • 12 comments • 9947 views

Cheesy alert ahead, but this I hope is also how you feel about your spouse and will inspire all of us to appreciate one another a bit more. 🙂


Dearest Husband,

Remember the day we met at McDonald’s? And remember the day we had our dinner at Tinseltown and I got lost walking to the tube station? There wasn’t any Waze back then and I was scared standing in the dark alleys I ended up at. I turned around and you were standing there smirking because you knew I’d get lost. Remember the days in London where you’d wait for me at tube stations? Amidst the crowd of unfamiliar faces in a foreign country, there was always your face that gave me that warm feeling everytime despite the cold gloomy winter. Remember when we would hold hands walking through the streets of London? Such young love, who knew we’d be here today still holding hands.

fadza’s surgery

October 13, 2017 • 35 comments • 45671 views

Fadza is the type that gets flu very easily and he sneezes like five consecutive times in a row. Again he got it recently and so off to the clinic we went for a checkup. He had to go for an X-Ray and while waiting to see the doctor again, I went downstairs to get something. When I came up, Fadza to my surprise came out of the doctor’s office already and he said nonchalantly, “I have to go for a surgery in a bit.”

“I’m sorry, you have to what now?”

I paused. I swear I only went down to get something so quickly, I come back up and he’s signed up for Thursday Surgery Special? How long was I gone for??

say hello to…

October 3, 2017 • 18 comments • 26081 views

I left her in the hospital room and felt so excited. I’m going to have another niece in no time! Since my sister is having a planned birth (inducing wooohooo!), I already budgeted her timing tomorrow. I was induced at midnight and for both Daniel and Mariam, I gave birth at 2ish pm. So I figured from noon I will make myself free and standby outside the labor room.

“Ida, make sure my Friday is blocked because Along is giving birth,” I told my new assistant Ida earlier in the week.

don’t tell daniel

October 2, 2017 • 4 comments • 23451 views

Subject: A loving couple

Event: 11 year anniversary coming up

Plan of action: A super short getaway without kids

Current mood: Nervous to tell the kids

“So do we tell them where we’re going?” Fadza and I were discussing, while looking at Daniel and Mariam. Now, I’m not one to be apologetic for wanting husband-wife time – whether it be date nights or short weekend getaways, it’s so important in a marriage to allocate time just the 2 of you. We plan to go to a place that Daniel keeps saying he wants to go (he’s already been btw). If we tell him the destination, he’s going to throw a fit wanting to come as well.

when i don’t feel good in a scarf

September 29, 2017 • 35 comments • 26924 views

Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing the scarf. I did it on my own as an adult, no one forced me and I honestly feel a sense of calm and sophistication. I love that I bring a tangible piece of my religion wherever I go and I have that sense of “ok gotta behave and sit up straight and not terkangkang, gotta smile and be polite to people always” because I carry a certain responsibility with this one piece of scarf. Oh, you save a lot on hair maintenance too, fyi! Haha. 

But I’m going to be honest. There are few instances where I feel less than pretty in it. I’ve identified three times I’ve ever felt that way: