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Mirror Mirror On The Desk

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Assalamu'alaikum. Yesterday was such an emotional draining day, if I were to sum up. I however stole some time to visit my favorite spa after I had finished battling with paperworks and procedures and what not. I didn't do any sauna or massage or milk bath, mind you, just a routine facial for my chronic synus. What a relief to have finally done it after much delays on my side!

Previously I would rather redo my hijab or make-up (if any) in a vacant place next to the treatment room but yesterday I just couldn't care less. Instead I just lazily slumped myself in the chair and mirrored everything from my phone's camera. Just did the hijab and nothing else, knowing fully well that I would arrive home almost Maghrib, depending on the traffic flow, of course.

Who says you need any mirror on the wall? No one, right? But wait, who says you even need a mirror to begin with, when you can place a camera on the desk facing you? That's what we call technology..! Then again, mirrro…

WW - The Child In Us

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Assalamu'alaikum.

- Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Cotton Modern Kurung On Tuesday

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Assalamu'alaikum. Yesterday was a cold Monday and I was talking about none other than the weather, dearest. All the way to and from Melaka was such a torture in the car that I had to reduce the air-cond temperature. Even when I dismounted at a Petronas petrol pump to refill gas and reload touch and go card it was so windy and freeeeeeezing, which was weird in Malaysia's January weather. And at the designated destination, which was the land office at the Menara Persekutuan, Melaka it was equally windy. The sun shone ever so brightly above my head, nonetheless. That at least very much Malaysian weather. 
Anyways, here's me clad in modern kurung from cotton. I decided to snap a standard "toilet selfie" as people call it at the petrol pump, looking at the large mirror inside the toilet. Just nice to come up with this entry in the first place. Self-explanatory, sort of.

Zooming in and out..

And this picture shows how I had to blanket myself with a shawl, not that it help…

When Mommy Wears Laced Baju Kurung

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Assalamu'alaikum. The fact that I have grown fonder of laced baju kurungs shows how aged I've become, now haven't I? ^_^ At least that's how I take it. In fact I'm planning to get a few more pieces throughout this year. What a plan! Won't be much of a pleasant thing for storage coordination, but of course. We'll see how it goes, though. Here's me clad in golden brown laced modern kurung at Jovianina's wedding reception in the Shangri-la, KL:



And come to think of it, I guess it would be nice to go to Bandung or Jakarta again some time, so that I could get my eyes rock and roll roaming the houses of lace there! Meanwhile, let's just keep living in good faith, shall we? ;) 
Thanks anyway for dropping by. Take care, dearest! Assalamu'alaikum.
- Nai at Tak Pe Je.


Sweet Victory In Monochrome World

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Assalamu'alaikum. Of all days, I was having fever on The Day. Thank God I still had the chance to breathe live and enjoy it, nonetheless. Oh, ya! I fell asleep on the chair some fat 20 minutes or so during the ceremony, how awesome was that? I had earlier on set the clock at 5 am and hit the road to Shah Alam by 7.20 am to avoid massive jam and make it on time for the function. Again I chose to wear a white bawal hijab styled in shawl, by the way. With the embroideries purposely folded at the front. 

Here's me with eyes wide open, thanks to the unceremonious sleep beforehand. 

And apparently a friend of mine whom I call Kak Sham was there in the conference hall. She was such a darling and took pictures of me on and off the stage. Precious moments duly captured... Alhamdulillah. It took me ages to get to this, actually and that explains the smiling face despite the fever. I was amongst the 33 candidates who had passed the strict interview to become a syari'e counsel in the st…

Gondola Winter Ride In Venice

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Assalamu'alaikum. It's a romantic city surrounded by water, which has inspired many imitations throughout the globe, gondola inclusive (with the signature black and white striped long sleeve shirt). Even when the Wonder Pets went to safe a baby animal in Venice, they rode the gondola if I was not mistaken. Anyways, we did just that the 2nd day there first thing in the morning. Italian guys are so good looking, really. And smartly dressed. Take this gondola guy, for example. See what I mean?

In winter they would wrap the similar striped muffler around their necks, so you can't see the usual shirts. Well, gondola rides would be just as romantic even with caftans on, don't you think? But for those who don't share the same view, such rides would be dead boring because we would be taken in slow motion ride at the back of the old historical buildings before going off to the open sea. I found it astonishing in every way, especially to have witnessed how every transaction w…

WW - Bawal Hijab of The Day

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Assalamu'alaikum.

- Nai at Tak Pe Je

From All-Whites To White-less At All, At All

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Assalamu'alaikum. Early in the morning today I went to work with a white hijab - all whites and nothing but white. Afterwards I proceeded to go to the relevant body to replace my lost driving licence (that had gone together with my purse in Rome, remember?) and it turned out that I couldn't snap a picture because they required any color other than white, now that they have gotta use white background. So I was sent away to go figure, how awesome was it? And the fact that I hadn't taken my breakfast didn't help either. So I went to the nearest mall, Wangsa Walk for three main purposes: to get a new colorful shawl, big breakfast and a fresh licence sized photo. I did all just that in a strict particular order at Sinma, Georgetown Kopitiam and Visual Efx' Dot Comm respectively. 

I had to retain the black blazer, though because my black blouse with white stripes would be a disharmony altogether. But then when I went to Q for my turn to get the new licence, I had no choic…

It Continued In Venice

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Assalamu'alaikum. I've been postponing entries about Venice, I don't know why. I'm not sure where to begin, actually so let me just go with the flow of the pictures. I can't possibly cover my few days there in one single post, now can I? It's a small city with magical angles every thinkable way, not to mention of course, very very very romantic. We travelled by train from Roma Termini, which took about 3 hours or so and this time we made sure we wouldn't miss Venice like we did Florence. And guess what? The train was delayed and we had to wait an hour or so. Darn! But yeah, I fancied a cup of coffee anyways.

By the time we boarded the train, my boy was tired of waiting already and missing the wifi to bits. Kids nowadays! The business travellers enjoy complimentary mineral water, snacks and extra privacy. But not coffee, ya? 


Here's me taking selfie after praying zuhur and asar all at once (Jama' & Qasar).

Travelling by train across Europe is an ext…

The Weekend Story

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Assalamu'alaikum. Sometimes I get a little bit too lonely, especially when I have too much ample time or when it's that time of the month when I'm given divine exemption from daily prayers. That's why I love to keep myself busy with loads and loads of things. Today at 4pm I felt so weak and the loneliness seemed to crunch my nerves ever so fiercely that I drove myself off to continue reading the current novel over a grand mug of cafe latte at Starbucks. Even then I still had to scribble down any thought relating to work that tend to pop out of the blue so that I could focus on the storyline uninterrupted. 

I had earlier on deposited my car to be washed, vacuumed and polished, knowing fully well how long I had time to kill in the first place. Luckily at one moment in time when I couldn't bear sitting anymore, I received a series of whatsapp messages from my other half who's been away for quite some time now. That helped. An aweful lot. Even told him I was bored t…

Manicures, Pedicures & Olive Oil

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Assalamu'alaikum. So I am a freshie in mani and pedi, really. Only went to do both for the 1st time ever at the famous Nail Parlour, KLCC recently with my best friend, Adah. Wouldn't have gone if she hadn't insisted, in fact. And yeah, it turned out alright even though I couldn't stand the ticklish part when my feet were brushed, much to the therapist's amusement. Here's a picture taken from the spa's facebook:

And not surprisingly, my nails both hands and feet are very dry according to the therapist, who recommended me to use the spa's signature product that will moisterize them. I however politely declined her generous offer due to budget mainly, why, I had brought just enough cash for the manual treatment in the first place! And the other reason being I had every intention to make full use of the existing extra virgin olive oil that my husband had gotten from Jordan. The moment I arrived home that day, I didn't wait a single second and literally a…

Luncheon Date With A Virtual Friend

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Assalamu'alaikum. So we ended our virtual status finally at a luncheon yesterday after so many failed attempts due to unmatched schedules. What a wonderful time it was to meet Sister Saniah, whom I met in this humble blog of mine a few years ago. We even went to Daiso together after catching up at my fave hang-out place, Starbucks. Thank God I could actually squeeze some time before my next appointment of the day at Asam Pedas after 6pm. 

I wish both of us happiness and joy and may Allah Be With Us, blessing our future undertakings. Same goes to you as well, dear friends. Do take care and have a good day ahead. To all my Hindu friends, Happy Thaipusam. Thanks for dropping by. Assalamu'alaikum.
- Nai at Tak Pe Je.