Engagement: The Dress Part 1

Of all things I’ve been through for the engagement ceremony, the dress I wore has the utmost priority. Such is life even for other girls. If anything else fails our dress shouldn’t amiright?

But still three months prior to the engagement I had no clue on how I wanted my dress to turn out. The bottomline for my pickings was simple and nothing OTT. While I preferred any pastel color, Ajai opted for the darker hues. Ish so pening! Continue reading “Engagement: The Dress Part 1”

Engagement: The Trays

Hantaran or tray exchanges can be an annoyance especially on the deco part, less for the gifts. Ajai and I, we had both reached an earlier consensus of exchanging only five trays, something not so agreeable by the elders (traditionally the groom-to-be deserves two extras). To save time here is how we checked hantaran department off the list: Continue reading “Engagement: The Trays”

Engagement: The Ring

Allow me to quote my initial words when Ajai asked on the ring’s budgeting and my personal preference;

“I don’t mind because I am not so into jewelry. Dua tiga ratus also can”

I put a thousand bucks bet that Ajai had no doubt that he loves the right girl; zuhud and not materialistic at all. But my words don’t stick long. Soon after I learned about the value of an engagement ring and basically after an ample, thorough research on the magical formula of 4Cs, gone were the days of an ‘I don’t mind’ engagement ring. My cikai preference suddenly evolved to a certified diamond coupled with a white gold band. Ajai’s life was officially doomed. Continue reading “Engagement: The Ring”

Engagement Day: Overview

The ceremony began in the afternoon. Since I was stationed in the room, dolled up by my closest friends, I was not there to witness what actually happened during the first half of the ceremony. But from the videography and photography footage the event flowed from arrival of Ajai’s family, doa recital by my uncle Tuan Hj Ibrahim, couple of minutes of ice breaking and the adults proceeded to talk about the nikah details. Continue reading “Engagement Day: Overview”

I’m Engaged!

I know right? Even I don’t believe my soul that the day for me to finally write on something jingling, hearts and flowers stuff like this has arrived. It is here guys!

To begin with, my engagement ceremony was a decision I categorized as ‘something in the middle of impromptu and planned’. Impromptu because the initial plan Ajai and I agreed to was to straight away nikah thinking how many bucks we can save in the event we skipped the engagement. But that is not how the adults were thinking. And by adults I mean my Mama, who was so adamant of wanting an official ceremony en route to make the relationship legit. Planned because urmmm secretly I want it too! Bhahaha Continue reading “I’m Engaged!”

Brunchin’

Brunch is the new most important meal of the day, the statement is legit! Just like the rest of the Z-gen society I am sold with the idea of merging two meals into one. Not only it helps in saving our 24-hour-is-no-longer-enough time, but also it causes lesser damage to the purse. I mean, two rounds of visit to Pelita can be quite costly no? Okay only me then.

I tried this massively raved café/restaurant in Jalan Batai known as Yellow Brick Road. Technically my second visit but my first was only for the brownies so not applicable. Later arrival equals to longer queue so I highly not recommend YBR for the hot-tempered lol. Continue reading “Brunchin’”