Thursday, July 11, 2013

Suresh & Miranda ~ The Day They Said "I do"...

21 April 2012 ~ Don't you just love weddings?? Oh my.. it's almost magical to see how a bride can glow so much & looks extra gorgeous on her wedding day. Do you agree or do you agree?

As a guest, you may dress to kill on that day but funny, you never seem to be successful in overshadowing the bride! Hehehe.. come on, you've been there. It seems to be universally understood that we ladies tend to put extra effort in dressing up for weddings. It must be the positive vibe that a wedding has.. and the love & beauty that surround it. CONTAGIOUS!

Despite all that, there's one thing that irks me much. The so-called "Wedding Crashers" and yes I capitalized each word to show how extremely irritating & nerve wracking these 'guests' are. To the point that it gets under your skin bah!

So how do you identify them? The actions don't have to be overtly done. These are some of their characteristics;

          ~ They came, the saw, they conquered } THE FOOD
             Not forgetting the door gifts! Hahaha..!! Need I
             say more? Looks familiar?  
          ~ The moment they enter, they eye the crowd like  
             a hawk. They don't wait long to catch up on
             latest gossips; past, present & future.
          ~ No body seems to know or recognize them. They  
             claim that they are friends of the bride or
             groom or even family members of either. 
             Haishhh... ini macam pun ada ka?? ADA!
          ~ .. and the most heinous would be to criticize the 
             bride & groom & the event itself.
             Makanan tak sedaplah, make up tak lawa lah
             pelamin tak grand lah, bride & groom tak  
             padanlah..The list goes on. Really??
             Do you have to??  

I mean, sampainya hati. You're invited with all good intentions and then you return the favor in the most undesirable ways one can think of. Tak baik tau.. Make it simple. Attend, share the happiness, pray for the bride & groom then leave in peace. Kan lebih indah macam tu..

I just have to share the wedding pics of this handsome couple; Miranda & Suresh. Can you see just how lovely they are together? I've been waiting for this moment for more than a year. LITERALLY! Hehehe..

..and let me tell you this, frankly speaking Miranda is one gorgeous lady even without the make up. I had the chance to meet the lovely couple to discuss their order. Bless the photographer for being so lucky not having to spend too much time in editing & photoshop.

It reminds me of a friend, who recently had the shock of his life upon meeting this one lady, who looked so 'flawless' on photos. Yet, in person.. well.. I'm sure you can tell what happened next. That's the magic of Camera360 app, if you must know.. hehehe.. it gets rid all the 'unwanted' nooks & crannies on one's face thus appearing to look superficially luminescent. No no no.. jangan bagi orang tergezut!

Oh my, my husband would be very delighted to read this one long entry. He's been saying that my entries are getting shorter lately hehehe... So this is for you honey! Read on beybeh hehehe..

I was honored to be chosen by Miranda & Suresh to prepare the door gifts for their wedding in the forms of 600pcs of vanilla & chocolate butter fancy cookies. All heart shaped. Thank you so very much!

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to congratulate Miranda & Suresh on their wedding even though it's been more than a year now. Hihihi.. my sincerest apology on this. 

Okay enough yapping. Save energy please as one of the joys in fasting is the anticipation of iftar or sungkai as we Sabahans call it; the breaking of fast. Nothing beats home cooked meals for that matter. Til then take care lovelies! Hugs & kisses.

I just have to share with you my latest finding. A seemingly harmless pink stiletto y'all! Zip it, or forever be sealed!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Jijie ~ from GBJ

16 April 2012 ~ This was the second time Eftty Syzreena had ordered from us, IF I'm not mistaken.. hehehe.. IF I am mistaken then please forgive me dear. Ramadhan is just around the corner, mari kita bermaaf-maafan...

This time, it was a choice of our jumbo XL sized Vanilla Blueberry cupcakes with buttercream frosting for the birthday of Eftty's besty; Jijie of Makmal Kesihatan Awam, KK.

Happy Belated Birthday dear Jijie! Haisemen... asyik 'belated' saja dowh. I'm adjusting & coping.. and of course thank you so much yet again Eftty.

True to the saying; "The best things in life are free". I'm blessed to have great people around me, my family, my best friends and of course my bestest buddy, my other half, the love of my life, my husband. Allah gives you what you need rather than what you want. It may take a lifetime but be patient & Allah should grant the best He deems we deserve.

This coming Ramadhan proves to be very special for me as it would be the first with my husband. It will also be the most challenging as it would be our first without our beloved dad. Ya Allah.. please give us all the strength..

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate"
~ Linda Grayson

Don't forget to ask for forgiveness from your parents, husband/wife & everyone for that matter beforehand. Be thankful that they are still around.. besok-besok kalau Allah dah tarik balik menyesal tak sudah.

"Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend"
~ Sarrah Dessen; Someone Like You

Sucikan hati, elakkan bersangka buruk, banyak-banyakkan berdo'a untuk kebaikan instead of kecelakaan. Surely Allah knows  how to filter our do'a, don't you think so?

Anyway, be content with life & bersangka baik dengan ketentuanNya. InsyaAllah the world will be a better place to live in and muka tak kedutssss hehehehe... Who needs all those supplements, collagen & pricey beauty products & jamu when you are glowing from within? Kan

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for"
~ Bob Marley

Errr.. tapi bagus jugak kan. Kalau ada rezeki lebih why not? For added value. Blue Ocean Strategy. That reminds me I haven't been to my zumba sessions for quite some time now.. isk isk.. help!

Okay done with my yapping for now. Jaga diri, hiasi peribadi. Jangan dok preaching yoyo ah at one time and the next thing you know dok menyumpah-nyumpah balik. In broken English pulak tu! It's like pouring salt on an open wound ya kanak-kanak sekelian

Check yourself in the mirror first & foremost rather than to even think of getting others their 'huge' mirrors konon-kononnya khen.. hehehehe.. Talking about mirrors, love the ones me & hubby saw at Ikea & SSF. Oh my.. okay okay. Stop. Ramadhan Mubarak everyone, especially to my fellow Muslim brothers & sisters. May this Ramadhan brings barakah, wisdom, fortune & sustenance in abundance. Amin... إلى اللقاء

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Young & Sweet 32nd Shima!

15 April 2012 ~ How are you lovelies??? I miss my blog much. Very much indeed. Oh my.. my sincerest apology for the long silence. Even my one loyal compassionate reader, my hubby, dah bising hehehe.. Every now & then; "Any updates?". Err... nawaitu tu ada.. hokey.. hokey.. ni nak update lah ni.

Shima has always been one of my greatest supporters. I really enjoyed discussing her orders with her. She's okay with basically everything. Just remember one rule} NO BUTTERCREAM! Hehehe.. noted dear.

Her choice this time was choc vanilla layered cake frosted with choc ganache. Yummeeyyhhhhh! Shima asked for heart shaped with some pink & lilac fondant flowers.Those royal icing whimsical circles were my own 'carried-away' additions.

Happy belated 32nd birthday Shima dear! Forgive me for my procrastination.. Thank you so much for being one of my biggest supporters.

Been very busy adjusting to my new routine commuting to work & to my hubby. The same applies to my hubby. Aik? Macam lain jek bunyiknya kan? Hehehe.. who cares. So far we've been very okay & content with our so called 'marathon'.

I received so many inquiries on my humble cupcakery, whether I'm still taking orders or not. Adeh... with heavy heart I would have to say, I will have to put this one love of mine on hold... but fret not, it's only til everything is settled. Thanks to some of my lovely supporters, friends & customers; Jay, Jee, Darlene to name a few.. I will definitely let you ladies know once I'm back with a bang & smoke! Hihihi..

We are in the midst of arranging & finalizing some matters pertaining to our 'togetherness' and insyaAllah Simply Chantique CupCakery is very much one of our main concerns. In fact.. some thing good is coming up soon, insyaAllah.

To my greatest supporters & loves of my life; my late dad, mom, my sis, Dania & of course.. my husband;

"Two things define you; your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything."

Alhamdulillah.. I have all of you and that is more than enough to make me feel like a billionaire! A humble & grounded one hopefully. We may have zero but insyaAllah with love & syukur comes rezeki in abundance. Allah has promised that.

Love you all to the bones! Til then, hugs & kisses y'all!