November 26, 2012

Private beach & kids

Gosh!! I've been MIA for more than a week. Year end life is crazier!!!

So what have I been doing lately. After coming back from my 2nd honeymoon, I was busy settle up my new store.. yup, that's right. A new store. Sorry no pics yet. Been too busy.

Then just last week, I camped out at a private beach in the middle of Puchong. 

So exciting right? I came back home with muscle aching, flu, cough and a sprained neck. Signs of getting old :p But it was super fun and the night view is just so pretty. (*Eunice, I need those pics)

And then the big 'trip' that I've been working late nights for is...

OK la.. A nicer picture of us all... 

I'm heading off in just a few hours to Philippines for an Exposure Trip with a bunch of kids. 12 kids, 6 days, 4 different Enrolment Services, 4 classes to teach, 4 games sessions to organise, 3 different locations, 2 morning devotions to plan, 1 worship session, 1 talent time to conduct - so many things on my mind. 

So yeah, I think that's it for now. Pray for me k? 

November 18, 2012

We're in Wedding Guide Asia!!

Good morning everyone! It's Monday!!! 

I received an email this morning that chased my Monday blues away.. 

My wedding is up on Wedding Guide Asia. Click here to read and let me know what you think..

Ahhh!! So exciting. Thanks WGA!!!

November 17, 2012

Missing Perhentian Island..

Michelle was just asking me for the Perhentian Trip pictures and I realized that there are just so many that I haven't posted up. Looking through them just brought back so much memories. Here are some of my favourite shots. 

Fallen flowers near the Kuala Besut Jetty. 

Food stash - enough to keep us satisfied the entire trip. 

Sign outside a snorkelling center. 

Home-grown mamak cum tea tarik man cum air steward. 

Michelle & Jeen - just cost they look nice :)

Fishing net @ Nelayan Village, Perhentian Island.

Group picture.. 


Another jump.. with me this time. 

Our boat man with Jeen. 

Michelle & James :)

2 Michelle's, 1 Esther 

3 sisters..

Fishing boats. 

Paradise on earth.. 

Clear water... 

Sandy beaches, bright umbrellas, hot sun. 

2 slippers, 1 monobo. 

Our favourite burger stall. 

Sunset @ Romantic Bay - just the kind that will make you tear up with its beauty. 

Chilling by the beach... 

Calm waters.. Good for diving :)

Saying good byes.. 

I miss that place. I miss the fun we had. Will definitely be back..

November 12, 2012

a unique wedding ring

A wedding band is said to be the beginning of suffering but I beg to differ. When 2 person gets married, they have the choice of wanting wedding bands or not. Suffering does not rely on wedding bands. And contrary to traditional beliefs, yes you can have other forms of wedding bands instead or rings.

When rockstar and I were planning our wedding, we talked about it and decided that we didn't want an expensive one (so that there won't be an option to sell/pawn our rings away if we are broke :p). So we started our hunt. I didn't like any of the ones that we saw cos it was too streamlined and boring for me. I wanted something special and unique.

*really sorry I can't link it. It's been a long time and I don't remember where I got this from. If anyone knows, please let me know and I will happily give the credit bacl. 

And I finally found it. A picture of the Internet from a US website. The problem then was that it would cost a bomb to custom-made it in the US. We did then continue looking for other options but my heart was still with my 1st love.

I then searched on the possibility of locally custom-made ones. Most company turned me down, some offered something which wasn't to our liking but eventually we found our jeweler. Sofia Lee was recommended by a friend and we were very happy with her. She very nice and gave us lots of creative ideas.

So the story did end happily. I got my custom made finger print ring and a husband :) Isn't it perfect? I love it so much.

p.s. Do contact her if you want to custom made wedding bands or any jewelry. 012-7730057. Her price was slightly above our budget but it was so worth it. Don't bother looking for other company, which I made a mistake of doing. Guess what happened after I did not take their service. They stole my idea and started using it for others. I found out and confronted them. 3 emails. Nota single response. They didn't even bother to give any excuses. I won't say the name of that company as its quite a well-known one but if you are interested, drop me a mail and I will let you know.

November 8, 2012

A day in Paris

We are not planning a honeymoon. Every day is a honeymoon - I've married the best man in the world  - Amy Winehouse -

We arrived in Paris early in the morning and paid an exorbitant price for a taxi not knowing that it was rush hour. We both sat in the taxi and watch the meter climb higher and higher. When we arrived, we painfully paid 76 euros. Lesson learned, don't take taxi during rush hour :p

Since we arrived too early and the room wasn't ready, we dropped our bags and walked down to Madeleine for some breakfast. Cafe Madeleine was recommended by the hotel staff for having the best croissant. Croissant was light and fluffy but we tasted better the days after. 

After breakfast, we headed towards Rue Royale passing by Eglise de la Madeleine, modelled after the Parthenon as a monument to Napoleon's army. 

Some interesting window display along Place de la Madeleine. 

Rue Royale, looking all royal-ly and grand. It was home to a number of expensive watch brands and quiet buildings. 

Arrived at Place de la Concorde a place where many people died during the revolution. More pictures and stories the next day :)

Following the map, we headed up the famous Champs-Elysees, passing by gorgeous trees and a flower garden. 

The history behind Champs-Elysees is that it was a popular rallying point at times of national crisis and where members of 'haute bourgeoisie' built mansions for themselves. Now, its home to fast food outlets and chain stores. We did enjoy walking down the broad, tree-lined avenue and just strolling passed the stores and restaurants. 

We took a detour along Avenue des Champs-Elysees and stopped to gaze at the Grand Palais and Petit Palais. 

Grand Palais, a beautiful Neoclassical building is a huge exhibition space.

The eastern wing houses the Palais la Decouverte - Paris's original science museum. 

Petit Palais, hardly small or petit, houses the Musee des Beaux Arts. Very grand and the entrance is really beautiful with gold wrought-iron. We didn't go in for either one as we wanted to just get a feel of Paris. 

Walking up Champs-Elysees, we spotted tiny fashionable restaurants and huge modern mega stores. 

At the end of Avenue des Champs-Elysees, sits the imposing Arc de Triomphe. When I saw it, my thoughts were, its just like the movies :p 

We decided to head back to the hotel via the Boulevard Haussmann, which gave us a feel of Paris - with its buildings and dressed up people rushing passed, cold wine blowing and quiet walkways. 

After checking in and resting, we headed out again. This time, up north east towards the Opera Garnier. 

We sat on the steps and people watch. The guy playing the piano reminded me of Bruno Mars, not for his looks (he has brown hair) but for his effort in carrying the piano out into the square and playing music. 

Some weird looking lamp posts of scantily dressed woman, tied to a pole, holding the lamp; just outside Opera Garnier. 

Walked into Apple Store, a must in almost every country we visit :)

Finally, the well-known Galeries Lafayette. Impressive display and products but since most were to highly priced, we just wander around, window shopping. 

But I did love the gorgeous 1900 dome. So absolutely beautiful. 

Later after catching a quick dinner, we walked towards the Lourve, just to catch a view of the glass pyramid at night. It was cold and windy. As we stolled along the riverbanks of the River Seine, back towards the hotel, we did what every people in love would do, hold hands and huddle together. So mushy right?!!

I love Paris already.

What an end to a great day!