Friday, May 16, 2014

Saigon : The Stay ~ Silverland Hotel & Spa

So you know how this was supposed to be a honeymoon trip. The husband was kind enough to book us a suite at Silverland Hotel and Spa so that I get to have my own Jacuzzi in the room. He also arrange for airport transfer so our journey from airport to hotel was really a breeze.

Always saw this on TV. Cool!

The princess is coming thru!

And because we booked a suite, we get to skip the check-in process (the q was quite long at that time) and was ushered straight to our suite upon arrival. They even turn on the air-conditioner in advance so that the room was cool enough the moment we checked in. 

There's local fruits and they also left us a nice note welcoming us to the hotel. Nice but they spelled my name wrongly (-.-")

This hotel is located near Ben Than market at the so called "Malaysian Street" so finding halal food was easy as there are plenty near the hotel. There's also a night market nearby the hotel so it was quite happening.

I think this hotel was quite nice (heck all the hotels here are nice if you read the reviews) and the price was quite decent. It was clean, the staff are warm and welcoming, and most important the location is strategic.

Okay, gonna soak myself in the jacuzzi. Chiow.

Saigon : The Departure

Our flight scheduled on 12pm, May 15th. We had our breakfast at KL Sentral and took the KLIA express to the KLIA2.

So shocked to see how spacious and elegant looking this new airport is. No wonder our flight tickets were expensive. Anyway, it took us nearly more than half an hour (including bathroom time) to get to the gate. There were a lot of airport staff waiting around all areas with uniform shirt and a big "ask me" board so finding your way is kind of easy. 

Today's Adventure

Number one:
This was supposed to be a honeymoon trip for us but my "red aunty" decided to pay me a visit. (-.-"). Good news is..there won't be the 3rd child anytime soon. Haha. But seriously, we were laughing like mad the moment I told the news to the husband. Lucky I didn't go all out and bought those expensive lingerie. 
Lesson learnt: Check your period date before buying the ticket,fool!

Number two
My full size Keihl facial wash was confiscated by the custom (T_T). I was trying my luck using my charm to make the custom officer let it go but I guess, my charm doesn't really work all the time. Though I can see that the lady officer was giving me a sorry look (sisterhood yo!) but well... nevermind. 
Lesson learnt: Buy those travel size container and use it. 

Well, that summarize our journey (not even arriving Saigon yet, already a lot of drama). Pray for our safety ya!

With Love from both of us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#ootd ~ Pelikat Skirt.

I love everything about Malay heritage. Don't you too? 

Recently, I got my eyes fixed on this pelikat trend. With batik is now too mainstream and songket is just crazy expensive, pelikat is the alternative if you want to go traditional.

I spotted a lot of pelikat kurung, and pants but what I do have in mind is a skirt. I am thinking of modernise it so that I can wear it to work so I tailored it to become a fitted A-line skirt which can also be worn with a slightly short plain kurung top or even a kebaya for more traditional look.

Pair it with a plain basic white top and throw a blazer on top for more serious look. Nude heels and grey cotton scarf and accessorise with a metal belt to complete the look.

Tell me what do you think?

Sunday, May 11, 2014


At last.. a trip just for the two of us.

I am really looking forward for this trip but at the same time feeling a bit sad & guilty to leave the kids behind. But we both think we really need this trip to recharge our marriage so its's okay because we know we'll leave them in a very good hands of my parents and and my sister. Two kids with day jobs for both of us, I admit, taking care of each other is the last thing that we do. (T_T)

I got married at a young age.. at 24 to be exact and Rania came just a year after. There were no annual anniversary trips or whatsoever to celebrate our marriage as we are occupied with her and to be honest, we don't really got the money to splurge. I am the paranoid one in this relationship and whatever we do, it's for the kids future 1st then only our needs. Alhamdulillah, even without any huge celebrations or even gift, we manage to hold on still. :) I think our ignorance in celebrating anniversaries played it part too. Because we are both sucks at remembering events so no heart feelings for both of us. Haha

Then came Imaan oh boy both of them are pretty handful to deal with haha but alhamdulillah at the same time our hard work paid off and Allah has given us plenty to be grateful for. So now, with the kids future are safely secured, we can splurge a bit and it's time to take extra care and recharge our marriage. :)

We will be 7 years this 1st June. Honestly, we never had a proper anniversary memories together (except the birth of our two kids which co-incidentally near to our anniversary). Yes of course there were dinners and late night movies but we do that a lot even if it's not anniversary so yeah that doesn't count. haha. So we decided, let's do an annual trip. No need to be fancy. No need to be far from home. It can be just a night stay at any hotels in KL but the idea is, it has to be something just for the two of us (though an oversea trip will be preferable, thank you) haha.

But we really have to thank my mum and dad and also my big sister for agreeing (by force) to babysit my kids. We are fortunate that we still have our family so once in a while, we get to be alone. Alhamdulillah for that.