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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Change of Looks

Assalamu'alaikum. So I have collected my new pair of glasses earlier this week. The glasses that received mixed feedbacks from my friends and family, that is. Apparently the plastic frames have taken over the optometric world and the leading brands have stopped the produce of iron frames. 


I personally love both frames, iron or plastic but the latter gives more comfort to my eyes and nose, for that matter. Especially with the transitional lense that change color according to the temperature, I even feel comfortable under the sun. 


Yeah, this pair of new glasses have also transformed me into somewhat new girl next door. Even my son commented last night that 'mummy looks different', so much for the change, eh?


The frames are from Georgio Armani, the same brand with my oversized shades. It cost me MYR800 after a big fat triendly discount given by my lovely buddy Alice. Still expensive for me, though. But yeah, I wouldn't get that buddy-buddy price somewhere else, I guess. 


However, I still have to wear my shades outdoors when it gets too sunny but at least I don't have to do so indoors when I sit next to a window. And that is something great for me.. Alhamdulillah.

That's it, dearest. Thanks a bunch for dropping by. Until next time, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.










Monday, 26 August 2013

Birthday Bash - Leo Girls

Assalamu'alaikum. There are three August girls in my office, myself included and we normally celebrate together except this year - one of us couldn't make it due to family matter. Anyhow, her name was still written on the cake. 


I'm the only one who's not pregnant among the three, but counting my blessings I'm still thankful. Funny when I was in fact the first who conceived but yeah, God Has bigger plans for me, perhaps. Then again, who knows I will follow suit, right? Do keep me in your prayers, dearest...! 

That's it for now, thanks for dropping by. Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.



Casual Sunday - OOTD Post

Assalamu'alaikum. Forgive me for the silence, been quite busy running from one end to another, that is. Here's however a very quick entry that is somewhat self-explanatory, considering such a bold title to begin with. 
Yeah, that's how I've been wearing jeans lately - with fishtail blouse. Worked just fine, eh? That's it for now, thanks for dropping by. Till then, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Crumpled Wide Shawl Tutorial

Assalamu'alaikum. It's been a while, so here's a tutorial for you guys. For those who're viewing in ipads, you might have to install Photon to watch this. Here goes:


Nothing much, really. Thanks for dropping by.

- Posted using BlogPress by Nai at Tak Pe Je

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Pair of New Glasses : Kisah Kaca Mata Baruku

Assalamu'alaikum. I felt like changing my glasses to something more vintage, which apparently has made a grand comeback. So, I went for 'test-drive' a few pieces and actually booked a pair that looked good on me. I was torn between the black one and the brown one, both of which you can see in the following pictures. 




When I showed the pictures to my husband, he 'disapproved' both, saying that they would make me look 'older', to which I said both are in trend. Then again, little that he knew about trends, so yeah, let's see how it goes tomorrow when I see my optometrist for eyesight check-up. Actually both glasses - the black and the brown ones would be very comfortable to wear on daily basis, and more durable as compared to the existing pair. Plus, the frames are much, much cheaper eventhough the price will be rocketing once the lenses are charged. 

Never mind, I'll let you know what happens next. Wait till I consult my dear friend Al the Optometrist tomorrow. Afterall, it's me who wanna wear them not the hubby, right? Hehehe. That's all for now, dearest.. Thanks for dropping by. Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads and Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.




Monday, 19 August 2013

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) Over The Decades

Assalamu'alaikum. I was fiifteen when I went to Penang Hill the first time and I still remember who sat next to me in the train uphill, a male friend called Syam. And more than two decades later an offspring of mine took the place of him. Then I was in a school trip all the way from my hometown in Kuala Terengganu, clad in school unfiform. So glad that I had survived the turbulence of teenage drama and behold! I'm gonna face the upcoming drama from Junior in near future!


Anyways, looking at the signboard there, one thing for sure: We Had Apparently Been in Penang. Yeah, we had arrived! Bringing home bitter sweet memories with us. I almost lost my sun-glasses at the Owl Museum, which happened to be a total bluff because the owls were all in picture frames, t-shirt prints or small miniatures. What a joke! Even Junior had a big laugh at the absurdity of it. 


But yeah, it was fun overall and I took loads and loads of pictures - and had mine taken just as much, of course. Well, who knows what future holds so why let the sweet memories left unframed? If they decided to frame the pictures of owls and sell tickets to get into the so-called museum, we should learn something from that. Right? ^_^


If you're looking for cooler air in Penang, this is the place you should visit but with its height of 2,450 feet above sea level you won't get what you would in Bukit Tinggi, Cameron Highlands or Genting Highlands. Still a hot place despite the wind, of course. As per the view, it's gorgeous nonetheless, worth every ringgit that you pay at the entrance. It's MYR8 for adults and MYR4 for elderlies/children/students provided you produce separate individual Malaysian Identity/Student Cards. And if you're bringing a maid along, proof of working permit or at least a Fomema Card will entitle you to get the discounted rate for Malaysian citizen (MYR8) as well. Mere passport is not enough, okay? For non-citizens, it's MYR30 for adults and MYR15 for children. And please keep your tickets intact for you're gonna need them later at the exit gate. Not sure if there's any penalty fee for ticket loss though, but just don't lose them - will save you headaches.


If you feel like drinking or having a snack or two, there's a food court nearby the so-called (misrepresented) owl museum. But if you don't mind to spend more, just drop by at David Brown's Cafe where you're paying for the comfort, magnificent view and diligent service. For better understanding, two hot lattes + a glass of carbonated drink + mousse + coke + a slice of super delicious strawberry cheese cake = MYR80+++. Then again, you're free to hang out for as long as long you wish, nobody is going to mind a bit. 

That's it dearest, thanks for reading this. Until next entry, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.



Sunday, 18 August 2013

Baju Kurung Is Here To Stay

Assalamu'alaikum. I have always loved modern baju kurung since time immemorial, a fact of which is known to those who are close to me. Not many Malay ladies feel the same way that I do anymore, especially the younger generation. There was even an advertisement recently that said more or less -'traditional doesn't mean to be boring' and I went like, Okay, what does that suppose to mean? Then I saw the pictures of modern or should we say fusion modern kurungs below the heading. Okay, so in order not to appear boring, we are now told not to wear traditional outfits like we used to before. we are now supposed to be wearing 'out of the box'. Then I knew immediately how old I had become. But that didn't sadden me a bit for I'm proud of my vintage modern kurung kinda preference.

In my eyes, my heart and soul, traditional has never been boring. It's rather how we perceive things and how we present our personalities by being ourselves. We don't have to like or dislike anything because the advertisement campaigns cajole us to do so. Never once that I ever stop loving Malays' traditional pesak kurung, let alone modern kurung. And I have no problem with fusion kurung either, really but don't go around saying things which give an implication that traditional outfits are boring; that's all.

I guess that has moved me to be wearing vintage modern kurung more often now. To the extent that I even wore it the whole day when I was in Penang from breakfast at the hotel coffee house which was apparently full with international tourists right until lunch at the packed Nasi Kandar Line Clear and at the airport later in the evening. I could tell that it was such a rare thing to see nowadays that a woman wearing traditional modern baju kurung in daily basis has become unique. 


That's all for now, thanks for dropping by. Remember not to lose our individual heritage. With that, I sign off. Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.



Friday, 16 August 2013

Penang Bridge, Ferry & Mee Kuah Ketam Balik Pulau

Assalamu'alaikum. Most Malaysians love Penang because of its food, a fact of which I can't disagree. One thing for sure, the traffic flow would kill you especially during festive seasons or school holidays. With that on mind, one should choose the right time to go there with peace of mind. So that Penang Bridge won't be packed like sardins, but rather a smooth sailing experience.


Of all those Nasi Kandar restaurants around, you might wanna consider trying a different meal for lunch. Do give Mee Ketam Balik Pulau a try, dearest. BIG TIME -  It's a real deal, I promise. Open at 230pm (not sure daily or closed any other day), you can actually check in around 1pm and the chef would happily entertain you with orders. 


Mee Kuah (soup) they call it, with ketam (crabs) and udang (prawns) - you can choose kuey teow instead. I really loved it when I took the first sip of the remarkable soup that I couldn't stop sipping, must be due to the sweetness of the crabs coupled with prawns. 


And do hop on and hop off the ferry with your car, the kids (and the adults) would love it to bits. But if you go there during peak season, be extra patient for the Q would be extra long, just like the Penang Bridge would be. See how my shawl 'flewn' by the wind? Yeah, the wind would help a lot in such a hot weather! 


If you can't stand the heat, fret not. Just sit in your car with the air-cond full blast for all you care! Heheh. It wasn't THAT hot Alhamdulillah when we boarded the ferry, or else my face would have been 'shimmering' with no make-up on, especially. Yeah, sometimes when we have to wake up at odd hours to catch the earliest flight, we wouldn't really have the time or the mood to put any make-up on. Or is it only me?


Well, that's all for now, thanks for dropping by. Until next time, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted With Loads of Love By Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tudung-Tudung Rayaku (Eid Hijabs of Mine)

Assalamu'alaikum. I don't really have the 'material' to write so yeah, let's just talk about anything that comes in mind. This raya I didn't get to snap loads of pictures, by that I meant to say - Entire outfit kinda pictures. And I didn't particularly enjoy myself to begin with. Yeah, loads of drama as years go by that I wish I were a little girl minding my shoes and socks with my dad. But that's about how life goes, so why fret? Anyways, here goes:


1st Syawal - Green Day.


2nd Syawal - Pastel Day.


3rd Syawal - Pink, YEAY..!


4th Syawal - well, kinda pink (again).


6th Syawal - Pastel once more.

Yeah, 5th Syawal was a dead boring day and I didn't go anywhere, just took my sweet time reading the Qur'an that I intend to finish reading its meanings back to back, no matter how many weeks it's gonna take.

Whatever it is, always remember to smile, dearest. it's the easiest way to do sadaqah. Till then, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted By Nai at Tak Pe Je.





WW - 4th Syawal (Aidilfitri On The Go)



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Monday, 5 August 2013

Maths Secret(s) Revealed

Assalamu'alaikum. I got this about two weeks ago, if I remember correctly and shared it with my son, who was more than delighted with the info. Go try figure the rest of the multiply time-tables, and you're gonna be thrilled with your findings, really. Unless of course you knew it all along..


Awesome, huh?

- Nai at Tak Pe Je.



Thursday, 1 August 2013

Natural and Unconditional Mother's Love

Assalamu'alaikum. How are you guys doing? This time I just wanna share with you a few pictures that fit to be called as 'papparazi's shots'. (NOT...!) It's actually a situation in which you've been really busy doing your own things and minding your own business, deep in thoughts or may be plainly talking to someone and you have no idea that there's a camera zooming at your activities from far. THAT situation, now you're with me? ^_^ 


In these pictures you can see (if you're with me, that is) how a mother tried her hardest to get her son amidst the crowd toward his immediate destination - feeding an elephant. Hence, the box of sugarcane in his hand. Looking at them makes me realize yet again how natural a mother's love is, and how unconditional. It doesn't even take a genius to understand such love but the person who took these pictures spotted exactly that, which makes it self-evident.


And as you can see, there were many other mothers representing the same natural and unconditional love in the pictures and I was just one of them, apparently. It's most of the time a mother's "JOB" to be the front-runner when it comes to her children, don't you think? 


And it's gonna be worth it, I promise for what goes around comes around. You make your children feel naturally and unconditionally loved, they will make you feel just the same, Insya Allah..

That's it, dearest. Thanks for dropping by, love you all for that. Until next time, Assalamu'alaikum.

- Posted By Nai at Tak Pe Je.