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sometimes we just forget…

sometimes we just forget to raise our hands and make a prayer.

maybe…

maybe…

that is the reason our life is a lil bit difficult.

it might be His way of reminding us.🙂

رَبَّنَا ءَاتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Maksudnya : “Wahai Tuhan kami, berilah kami kebaikan di dunia dan kebaikan di akhirat, dan peliharalah kami dari azab neraka”

(Al-Baqarah : 201)

 

mandi bunga – a placebo effect?

Dear Masseymissey’s Readers,

HAPPY FRIDAY UOLS!!! 

ok….so let’s talk about “mandi bunga” or floral bath…..(direct translation…..)

i bought a packet of flower petals from cameron highlands last week…..and i thought…why not have a mandi bunga?….not for any particular reason….just because its refreshing and the colors of the roses petals can sooth the eyes….

at cameron~

recently…we saw a famous bride : Lisa Surihani….going thru the adat “mandi bunga” just before her wedding day….

what is it really for?

and is it appropriate in Islam?

hmmm anyone?

ok…

so here’s an article taken from : http://themalaysianlife.blogspot.com/2008/03/mandi-bunga-ritual.html

The mandi bunga is performed to dispel bad luck (bad vibes) – “buang sui” or “buang sial”. The rationale is that once a person is void of bad luck, he’s able to attract good fortune. 

There is, however, no scientific evidence as to how effective these baths are in achieving the desired result or if they do really work. What we know is, that these baths have been practiced for generations and could be nothing more than a case of mind over matter – a placebo. Whatever it is, there is no harm trying – at least it is refreshing. 

Despite what is said about Asian rituals, such as, it not being congruent with western science – there is no way to explain the Asian concept “heaty” and “cooling” with reference to western science, but the practice has been proven to effectively cure minor ailments like flu, coughs, colds, fevers etc, nevertheless. Similarly, whilst the effectiveness of mandi bunga cannot be proved with reference to western science, it may nevertheless work. 

some say that the petals can actually give out color energy vibration to the body…thus making our body feel more refresh and cool…..but is there an actual energy? it is yet to  be proven……

anyways….

here’s the ingredients for mandi bunga (my style…..) :

a dozen of colorful roses (not petals)

a cup of  bunga melur

a cup of bunga kenanga

2 kaffir lime

a few of  bunga kesidang (not the whole stem…coz the stem will give out that rubbery liquid)

a few of pomelo leaves

2 stem of daun pandan

methods:

1. pull the petals from the roses and immediately pour some hot water….

2. after 15mins …add the other flowers…and add the same amount of cold water to the hot water….

3. leave it for another 30mins….then add the pomelo leaves and daun pandan (tied in a knot)…

4. squeeze the juice of the kaffir lime…and add it to the water mixture…

….and tadaaaa…..have a refreshing bath!

selamat mencuba!

PS: this is my style of the floral bath…..maybe correct maybe not…..and it is done just because it is refreshing…not for any particular reason……

XOXO

let’s talk about shoes…

Dear masseymissey’s readers,

tonight i wanna talk about the 2nd love of my life: SHOES (1st being mr.hubby of course…)
hahaha….well on 8th-11th of March was the warehouse sale for the brand charles and keith…at usj….
 
i’m a fan of charles and keith shoes….i even wanted them for my wedding hantaran…although it wasn’t all that expensive like LV or prada….i just wanted them coz i like them….they’re comfy and just nice….
 
u see women and shoes are like guys with their gf….when u find the rite one….u think they’re so comfy and fits really well with u….u just dont want any other….that 1 pair is enuf….and if  the strap is torn out or the heels broke….u wouldnt mind mending it coz u love them that much…..~~
 
…..poetic rite?
hahaha
 
hubby knows i love my shoes so much…..if i had the money…..i would be like carrie in sex and the city …..i would build an entire closet for my shoes…(when i have enuf of them to fill in….) hahaha
 
anyways…back to the sale…..
 
it was my first time goin to a warehouse sale….luckily i came on the 1st day…..all sizes were still available….
but mannnnn!!! it was hot and sweaty and women everywhere running and screaming~~
it was exactly like a scene in “the confessions of  a shopholic”….

(credits to google)

ok….
lets get to the shoes…..i bought 3 pairs…..
ranging from rm39.90-rm59.90….
the first shoe that i saw and immediately scream : “i want that! size 7 please!!” …from 5 feet away….hahaha
it was a studed  purple-ish leather-ish platform ….the original price was rm139.90….i got it for rm39.90…..
HAPPY!🙂
 
 
 
 
the 2nd pair is a white stiched on black leather-ish strap…..i dunnoe the original price but i got it less than rm50…
 
 
 
….and the 3rd pair is a wedge shoe…with dark brown and navy strap….i got it 1 size bigger coz that was the only size left….and the person next to me was eye-ing this shoe while i was still holding it….so i decided to just take it….even though it was 1 size bigger….hahahahaha (the temptation when u r being pressured….hahahaha)
 
 
Ok…
so all in all…
i spent less than rm150…for 3 pairs of good shoes! worth every penny saved up since last december’s mega sale (..which i didn’t get a chance to shop coz didn’t have enuf money then….) hahahaha
this would last me till the end of the year!~
for all of u who missed it…….better luck next time!~🙂
 
PS: i swear i came home that nite…..beggin to hubby if i could sleep with my shoes….hahahaha (…saiko…get a life amy!) 
 
XOXO

Phuket – Night 01 – sweet breeze of Patong beach

Phuket – NIGHT 01 – The Airport Mayhem

a wordless story….

of our amazing race in Phuket, Thailand 24th Feb 2012 – 27 th Feb 2012

enjoy!

 

a sewing project and a plastic surgery?

Dear Masseymissey’s readers,

the tittle is just misleading.

hahaha…

actually i wanted to introduce to all my newly-made blouse….

uol should know that im so into sewing now…haha (baking is still ongoing also)…

but the best thing about sewing is that i get to save on shopping! plus an additional new skill~~🙂

anyways…..

just thought i share with uols the things i sew last nite~

i just love the electric blue color! FANTABULOUS rite?!

what i used:

2 meters of electric blue cotton cloth (RM5/meter @nagoya ipoh)

1 roll of thread

a bundle of hardwork.

TOTAl COST: RM14 and one sleepless nite.🙂

so here it is:

**ps: sorry for the kim kardashian head cutout! but totally awesome editing rite?

owh and btw…DO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW! thanks ya!~🙂

love me...?

or hate me....?

XOXO -massey kardashian-  (hahaha)

one hot day…….in ipoh

Dear Massey’s readers,

it was one hot day…. (too hot coz the temp was 35celcius)

one hot day....

we were hungry and the house was like a freakin oven….

so we decided to become a “foodie” in ipoh and search for cool (or kewl) new places to eat…

and….

taraaaa…..

drooling??

AWSHEM kerabu mangga!

Hainan Chicken Rice…..well ipoh is well known for chicken/duck rice…since the population here is mostly chinese….but to find halal and delicious food here is quite difficult…..or is it maybe we just haven’t got the time to explore ipoh yet?

wonderful…wonderful…declicious chicken rice!

just made our day…and the price was quite alrite!

 

XOXO

yuna zarai inspired makeup…

Dear Massey’s readers,

a short entry… (…just got some new makeup today~ so just thought i tried some makeup on….)

when i remember yuna i always remember the “cat’s eye” makeup…

well i know i’m not as pretty as her….but the makeup is nearly alike rite? ….except for the bold lips….oiyh i could never pull-out a purple lipstick look~~ it would look disastrous on me~ haha

……

🙂

**picture of yuna is taken from mr.google…

gadis semasa🙂

XOXO

Year of FUN-TASTIC events!

Dear Masseymissey readers,

a new year makes u think about the past things that u did in the previous year…

if u can list it down….most probably it won’t fit in a single post…

therefore…i would like to highlight the major events that took place in my life throughout 2011…

January 2011 – worked on 1st jan 2011…(boring as hell…) and made a big decision with mr.hubby to move to Perak.
February 2011 – Paid RM2300 to PTPTN….hahaha (got blacklisted also…)
March 2011 – went to SEOUL KOREA! for the 1st time travelling overseas as mr&mrs…. the most enjoyable moment in our life!
April 2011 – found a house in Tronoh Perak! and april was the month i gain 5kg!! 
May 2011 -BAD NEWS:  just found out i got right ovarian cyst. will blog more about it later~😦
GOOD NEWS: hubby finally got his approval for the research funding! yeayy! the month i submitted my resignation!
June 2011 – our first anniversary! i got 4 lilies !! it was so beautiful and smell like heaven!
July 2011 – my mental breakdown month.so many things to get done before i leave the office for good. 24th july we officially moved to tronoh, perak!
August 2011- 2nd Ramadhan with hubby but 1st ramadhan together in perak!
September 2011 – fell in love with baking and cooking~
October 2011 – 2nd trip to Seoul Korea!! double joy!
November 2011 – this month is a blurr….can’t remember…. (oh what did i do?..)
December 2011 – unofficially started my masters in the specialism of built environment!

so there there…the highlights of 2011.

what shall 2012 have in store for us?

we shall wait and see!!😉

sifu singer.

i was so excited to sew something….<—will tell in later posts…🙂

i managed to somehow transport my aunt’s sewing machine from Melaka – Tronoh…..

THAT was how excited i get with new projects.

anyways…once it was safe and sound at my house….i found out that it wasn’t working properly…..

i couldn’t even manage tr0 get the bobbin inserted properly (fyi…it was not bcoz of my lack of skills ok…..)

so….as usual i googled for the manuals and also the nearest singer machine service shop….

turn out that the nearest is in Batu Gajah only… (soo near maa)

so made a few calls….and there i was….at singer service shop…

and guess what?

….

..

i met the most talented serviceman u can get.

a late 40 chinese uncle…who knew all the selok belok of any.YES. i mean any singer sewing machine….

if u had the old bulky black machine…or the modern 26 stiches ones….he knew it all

me and hubby called him SIFU.

hahahaha

coz he was a master of the sewing machines..

hahahha

anyways….when the machine was all done and the damages been fixed (1 week after)

we came to pick it up…..but instead i got a free lesson on sewing!! he tought me and hubby (yes guys….my hubby can sew now) all the basic functions from how to thread the bobbin to some complicated stuff like how to do a button hole…

it

was

AWESOME!!

stayed there for an hour…and he didn’t even charge a penny for the sewing lesson…

before leaving i actually said “uncle jangan pergi mana2 tau…jgn tukar kedai tau…nnt saya mau belajar jahit lagi”….

he was the most patient sifu. coz i was the most dopey and slow student he could have. haha

thanks uncle.

jasamu dikenang!

LETS GET SEWING!!

me with the machine.

XOXO