Monday, February 28, 2011


Salam ladies... ;)

For those yg masih baru couple2, baru nak chinta2, baru nak berbunga2, bf baru ajak kawen,B2B freshies, or yg kawen lambat lagi (like me! haha)... meh2 i share some info on adat2 melayu dlm perkahwinan... saje nak share cos i pon xreti sgt bab2 nie..haha (ayat awal2 mcm terer je kan ;p). I love weddings, but still clueless bab2 adat2 ni... Kalau kite tgk skang ni kalau bleh sumer nak modern kan, but i rase kite kene respect adat n oso respect our parent's wishes.. Wedding is not about you, it's also your parent's occasion...dorang kan 'letting go' their daughter to somebody else, n oso meraikan kedatangan menantu.. So definitely most parents and org tua2 nak ikut adat.. tp depends la kan, ade parents yg xkisah n modern..

Ok back to the original topic, jom share these info.. i bagi yg general je, later on baru i post yg detail2 sket..

*credit Mr Oogley (google) & b2b yg share info kat BBF :D

adat melayu tepak sireh

The adat merisik (asking ceremony, or more literally 'spying custom') is the traditional Malay system for arranging marriages. When it is time for a young man to get married, his family will look around to identify a number of potential brides. Nowadays, the man might suggest to his family who he would like them to consider, and it may be that a romantic link already exists between the man and woman. Having decided upon one particular woman, the merisik, or investigation process, takes place.
For this ceremony one or more representatives (wakil) of the man's family pay a friendly visit to the family of the woman whom they have in mind as his potential bride. The visit is purely for the purpose of further investigation, and it gives the visitors the chance to see the woman. A hint will be given to her parents regarding the purpose of the visit, and their reaction will be assessed. The woman's parents may also give the visitors some idea as to whether or not their daughter would be interested in the match. The merisik does not constitute a formal proposal. Following the visit both sides can begin to think more seriously about the possibility or otherwise of a marriage. It is possible that no progress may take place, and the man's parents or representatives will then look for another possible bride.
(errr ye ke dulu2 camnie? hurmm skang bila dah couple n ur bf serious, then hantar wakil for merisik+masuk minang kan..xde dah mcm dulu2 xkenal tp trus nk masuk minang..haha. Slalunyer merisik+meminang ni ada cincin tanda satu utk si gadis..)

As soon as a man announces his wish to marry, an engagement date will be set when families of the couple meet to discuss the wedding plans. The adat bertunang (engagement custom) is normally held at the bride's home.
(ha ni mcm zmn skang la kan..depends ngan family nak wat majlis simple2 or besar-besaran. Pihak lelaki akan bawa atleast sireh junjung, cincin n manisan. Belah pompuan lak akan membalas 5dulang camtu.. then upacara sarung cincin by future MIL menandakan ur booked! hehe. From there oso parents akan discuss benda2 penting macam tarikh, wang hantaran, etc,etc..)

A Malay wedding proper begins with the akad nikah (marriage contract) ceremony. The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (mahar,literally 'marriage gold' in form of money or goods or anything as requested by the bride).It is opposite to dowry where the mas khawin is paid by the groom to the bride. The mas khawin is a symbol to show that the men is willing and are prepared to build a family with the lady he chose to get married to. The contract signing is done before a religious official and is accompanied by prayer.
If the bersanding is to take place the next day, the couple's hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar (great henna-ing) ceremony. The bride's hair is also trimmed, eyebrows shaped and make-up applied by a beautician, known as the mak andam. Then the bride puts on her tudunghijab or headscarf) to cover their hair and a selendang, or embroidered and beaded shawl over that. A crown is also placed on top of the shawl. If the bersanding does not take place on the day following the nikah, these preparation customs are delayed until the bersanding. (well, yg ni mcm biase la..the most imporant stage of our life- bertukar status!! time nikah tu ada tokkadi, saksi, groom n wali. hantaran2 sudah pasti dgn nombor2 yg ganjil.contoh yg kebiasaan is 7vs9 atau 9vs11. Time ni juga akan ada upacara batal air smayang after d couple is successfully di ijabkabulkan.. ;) )

The actual wedding day is the Bersanding. This literally means the "sitting together of the bride and bridegroom on the bridal couch". Known as the Pelamin, this couch is the centrepiece of the whole ceremony, and two pelamins are required - one in the bride's house and the other in the bridegroom's. As the Bersanding ceremony customarily takes place in the afternoon, the bridegroom entertains guests at his own house in the morning. The bersanding (enthronement) ceremony begins with the groom's procession with friends, relatives, musicians and people waving bunga manggar (palm blossom) to meet the bride. Often various good-humoured attempts are made to waylay or stop the groom from getting to the bride. The main part of the bersandingbunga telur (egg flower), a decorated egg with a fabric flower, as a sign of fertility. The couple are considered royalty for the day, and so various royal customs are performed for them, including musicians playing court music and 'bodyguards' performing a display of pencak silat (traditional Malay martial arts). involves the seating of the bridal couple on a dais and sprinkling them with yellow rice and scented water by family members, relatives and guests as a sign of blessing. Each guest will receive a bunga telur or doorgift in a way to say thank you. 
(kalau kite tgk zaman dulu2 serious meriah kan.. i mean so many things going on.. reason org bersanding is untuk memberitahu masyarakat yg kita dah kawin untuk mengelakkan fitnah n etc..betul x? kalau i salah tlg betulkan..hehe.. Majlis bersanding skang2 ni maybe kite buat simpler.. yg penting makanan sedap n tetamu happy...)

Ok ni jer ler basic2 adat melayu in perkahwinan..i pun masih nak blaja2 in details. will share with all soon.. Hurrmmm mesti ade yg terpikir apsal tetiber je i nak post pasal merisik,meminang,bertunang,blabla nie kannnn?? dlm fb BBF pon dah ade hint2 sket..hehehe..oh well, u all will know soon.. hehe. *winkwink*


Saturday, February 26, 2011


Meooooww.. hyeeeeee allllll.... :D

Sape nak kulit muka halus,mulus,chantek n licin??? sayeeeeee...hehehe.. ;p hmmm asyik wat post wedding review je kan.. so let's share about beauty pulak eh.. saje nk share ngan u all my new beauty regime.. well since i have 1year to go, this is the best time to start prepping myself...start dari muka, rambut, kaki,body yg bulats nie...sumerlah agar mase wedding nanti nmpak perfecto.. ye la, ade org born perfect kulit putih licin, dah plak bulu licin, rambut straight lebat, kire perfect lah xyah wat pape.. i ni plak jenis yg totally opposite...sometimes i wonder wat makes my meowsayang likes me.. (selain dari cute).. haha.! ;p

Actually my skin is not dat bad.. Alhamdulillah zaman acne only mase darjah6+form1..pastu bile masuk form2 trus berubah n skin ok.. tp skang ni bila dah agak tua, my skin mcm teruk skin macam uneven n i ade brown spots..!!! huwaa.. T_T kalau dlm pics mmg xnmpak kalau tgk real life mmg bleh nmpak..mcm freackles pun ade (chewah prasan mat salleh ;p)..hehe.... so arituh mase my meowgagah's sis bertunang, one of his aunty (makteh) sgt generous share petua ngan i untuk fair n glowy skin. TQ makteh!! (sesape yg single nk kenal anak laki dia yg hot bleh email me..haha ;p) eh tertukar topic plak.. And another petua i dpt ni is from one of my fb frens who happens to be a hot maknyah..seriously hot.!!!!! mmg jeles i tawwwww...

OK, my normal product sebelum ni is NIVEA or OLAY or fair&lovely bila time miskin..hehe ;p. i pakai both facial wash n mosturizer..emm ok la mmg bagus, tapi kalau dah pakai lama bertahun2, my skin mcm da xberkesan sgt tu sameeee je instead of vanishing d brown spots n make my skin even. 

So last week i changed to Malaysian product Safi Balqis..ala yg duta shila tu.. Safi Balqis perfect 10, so far ok la jugak...tgh tgk my skin ok ke x nanti.. And oso lately ni i berazam nk try petua2 yg mention atas tadi...mane tau berkesan kan..  ;p  i xtry lagi, but will do maybe next week ke..  i nak share ngan u all, so kalau ok kite bleh amalkan togeder2 so sumer b2b n ex b2b hot2 belaka.. hehehee...

okeh nampak x muka i ade brown2 spots tu?? ni je pic yg paling clear n dekat i ade(yg nmpak spots)...kalau skang nih my hp xleh nk amek pic dekat2 dia jadik blurry..huhu..
 pic ni juge bleh dijadikan sekadar hiasan..haha ;p
*tolong abaikan tgn i yg besar n xmenariks tu yer..i have man-hands..huhu T_T*

SAFI BALQIS PERFECT 10 (RM25 TRIAL PACK-facial wash+ toner + lotion) 
*trial pack yg berbaloi cos bottle besar n quantity utk pakai sikit jer -jimat n tahan lama* 
my skin so far nampak better, even skin tone, n most important-brown spots makin pudar.. weee.. ala xde before+after pics plak kan,my hp xleh nak amek dekat2..hp cikai.. T_T
kite tgk kalau pakai lama2 pulak yea..

*i told my meowgagah im using new product now, trus dia ckp y not pakai SimplySiti punye product?i said mahal le sayang.. then dia reply, kalau pakai product SimplySiti nanti u lagi nmpak mcm siti..u kan klon dia..hehhehee senyum kambing dia.. i jwb dlm hati-klon yg terlebih dose kot..haha ;p

Masa u all nak masak nasik, simpan air beras yg dicuci tu..jgn buang.. air beras tu u all buat cuci muka tiap hari..bilas sebersih-bersih..u all akan nmpak effect kulit cerah,gebu n mulus... (chewah ayat).. i blum try lagi petua makteh meowsayang i nie.. but tgk kulit dia pun chun lagi altho da berumur, dia citer mase muda2 adik-bradik dia amalkan petua nie.. khasiat dia mcm pakai bedak sejuk gak.. even SKII pun pakai petua beras gak, i think same concept kan..
Tp kalau bleh pakai air beras yg bersih, jgn la yg ada kutu2 tu..just imagine u all pakai air kutu letak kat muka.. eeeWwwwWww T_T

VERDICT : blum lagi try.. will share the outcome wif u all kay...

Ooohhh dis one mmg i xsabar nk share.. so far i penah try once mmg berkesan.. u all jeles x tgk nyah2 yg gebu n cerah je kan?kalau yg stok2 gojes tu adohai jelesnyer gueeee.y lar chantek sgt kalah pompuan tulen okkkkkeeeyyy..Ahem, cut to the chase.i dpt petua ni from one of them (tu pun mcm terpecah rahsia..haha ;p) 

Dapatkan betik yg muda (jgn keras sgt, n jgn yg masak sgt).. lecekkan hancur2 n mix dgn plain yogurt.. kalau nk campur ngan honey pun bleh, ikut selera (eh mcm nk makan plak ;p) bile da mix semua bahan tu, then u all letak kat muka mcm mask.. wait around 5-10minutes then wash off jer sampai bersih.. insyallah skin nmpak cerah, rata n gebu.. kalau bleh jgn amal slalu sgt, maybe 1-2 times a week cukup..cos buahan2 kite xtau acidity levels dia kan..takut terlebeh pakai kulit jd sensitive plak kan..Kalau jenis malas, n manelah tau akan termakan betik tu ;p, i suggest u all beli papaya yogurt mask kat skinfood.. yg tu pun bleh ganti diy mask tu.. i blum try lagi (skinfood punyer), but definitely will share bile da try kay..

DIY papaya + yogurt + honey (optional) mask

VERDICT :baru try sekali dah bleh nmpak results (DIY papaya).. kulit nmpak cerah.. tapi temporary of course.. kalau amalkan 1-2times a week insyallah berkesan.. we'll see...! :D

sape2 ade lagi petua2 n tips to share? meh le share2 togeder2.... :D

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


MeowMeow to my lovely and sexay frens...

Oh i dont know how to start this.. yesterday and today has been a very exciting day for me. Thanks to a few b2b frens yg bgtau i... Mula2 mcm xpercaya, bila dah ramai bgtau i pun giler smlm after work i cepat2 beli Intrend march2011 edition (cover fauziah ghous). Ok let's cut to the chase, my blog yg xseberapa ni featured in their '50 BLOG MALAYSIA PILIHAN INTREND'.. March2011 edition.. :) yeay so happy..


 tu tu..nmpak..? kat tepi belah kanan tu.. hehee :">

yours truly *winkwink* ;p
kecik sgt terharu + thankful to InTrend

How do i feel?
nak lompat2.

To InTrend n Redaksi Majalah InTrend, thank you so much for selecting my blog in '50 Blog Malaysia Pilihan InTrend 2011' under 'Perkahwinan' . Im not sure how u all selected me (i rase byk lagi blogs lain yg menarik n lagi lama) but seriously i am so humbled and terharu.. my blog ni baru je 6bulan (1st entry sep10) and bile featured in magazine is like an achievement for me :D Alhamdulillah... THANK YOU VERY MUCH.. :D 

Ok mari tgk sape lagi listed.. ;) 



CATEGORY - FESYENISTA (wah yg ni besh giler..! i suka blog dia.. mmg teruja tgk sketches dia.. i nak keje mcm dia gak..huhuhu T_T)



CATEGORY - PERKAHWINAN (cards, prints, etc) (MUA - one of my fav MUA :D) (photog) (photog-no need intro.he's one of d best) (B2B jaja DIY queen :D) (B2B miss X yg cute. :D) (ex-B2B pn rocker :D) (ex-B2B yg creative :D) (ex-B2B mai - baju n recep sgt gojes! :D) (B2B - yours truly ;p)

*im so happy most of B2B n BBF geng kite2 ade dlm list nie.. :D Thanks all for the wishes and support..hopefully INTREND buat lagi list camni nak feature u all plak... :D

I sgt suka INTREND wat artikel about bloggers n all.. dorang introduce the blogger's world to their readers.. So let's support INTREND..!! I admit sebelum ni jarang2 beli, but now InTrend will be in my must-buy list everymonth (besides pesona pengantin)..teehee.. ;p

Thank you INTREND..! hearts :D

p/s to all: my meowgagah pon happy gak..he said he's proud of me (awww tq sayang).. n ckp yeay dia pon popular pasnih.. haha so cute.. ;p

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Real Weddings - Syukri & Sarah

Meowmeowmeowmeowmeowwwww....... :D
owhmaagaaddddd speechless..!!! chantekkkk.!!! *nanesh n faint at d same time*

hehe mood tgh besh cos tgh lepak CC wif my meowsayang..saje2 nk main games n online.. Ok i masih xdpt lagi my cousin's wedding pics.. so i akan post 'real wedding' org lain..haha.. so cantek x pelamin pic atas tu?? i got dis from the uber designer RIZALMAN IBRAHIM. no need introduction, he's like the GURU or all young designer now.. (to my opinion)..hehe.. His taste mmg definitely very high and seriously i salute dis designer cos now he has his own interior deco label.. *faint* i guess if he spreads his wings to overseas definitely he can achieve greatness like ZANG TOI, JIMMY CHOO and so on.. prayers for him n his lovely son Umar.. :)

Ok too much talk, let's enjoy this glorious and wonderful wedding from Rizalman.. serious nak nanesh tgk.. i love allllll of it.. tp mampu verangan ajaaaaa.... feast ur eyes ladiesss...

 ok ni baru pelamin tunang dorang kay... not sure when... *nanesh*

ok THIS is their nikah pelamin... huwaaa mamaaa i wannnt.... it's different, minimal and exclusive wrapped together..

hadiah perkahwinan dari ibubapa pengantin perempuan- A4!

Huhu so wat say u...? dis bride is soooooooooooo super lucky parents dia chose RIZALMAN. i bagi 5/5.. pelamin both chantek-LOVE the signature clouds motifs.. baju simple modern kurung but serious elegant.. nikah buat ada pentas wif chiavari chairs for guests pun chantek.. hantaran altho xnmpak sgt tp mmg chantek..sanggul yg besar tu pun chantek.. argh everything chantek lah senang ckp....huhu.. to me it's the simplicity and the exclusivity and the elegant-ness yg buat wedding ni menarik (well to me atleast).... deco dia kalau tgk betul2 xde la grand kebabomvadagas byk2 bunga mcm NGI ke ape, it's the all white surrounding and zen-esque feeling to it yg i sukee.. (suke2 i je kan letak concept).. anywaysss.... verangaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn....