Thursday, November 17, 2011

Be Smart

The biggest mistake a lot of people do when it comes to wedding-related-financial-planning is to perceived the wedding to be the happy ending to a love story when really, its a beginning for a life-long commitment. 

They tend to throw all their effort and money to accomplished this. Please people. Be wise. Think deep. Stop relating yourself to all the movies and drama series that you have been watching repeatedly. You are not Cinderella. And you certainly aren't marrying Prince Charming. 

Marriage doesn't ends when the wedding reception is over. In fact, as people are packing up and cleaning up the wedding hall, that's the exact point of which marks the commencement of a new chapter in one's life. Yes, it is just a new chapter - there's more to come. Having a baby opens up another chapter. Another baby and yet another chapter. Switching jobs, buying a home, upgrading your ride, moving states - these are all important part of one's life, significant enough for a new episode in his "book". 

Another common  mistake (or probably lack of knowledge) is the inability to tell apart fund-availability to affordability. If you have rm50k available in your hand, I will strongly suggest you spend no more than rm15k for your wedding. That's what I call affordability. Having rm50k does not entitle you to spend it all for a wedding. I call that stupid. What's even more stupid is to spend rm50k when you only have rm30k in hand. I call that brainless. 

Its like going for a full month road trip to Europe. Everyone dream of it. They save money that lasts them for the whole journey. Accommodations, meals, sightseeing tours, souvenirs, transportation, clothes etc. Stupid person will work their butt-off and when he gets enough fund, he spend it all on a first class air ticket to London. I don't need to discuss furthermore. You could guess what happen next, I supposed? 

So girls, before you even start picturing your fairy-tale wedding, please asses your affordability and be smart. Practice balance. Why spend 100% on a day that counts for only 1% of the whole journey?   

Saturday, March 5, 2011

His name is Ali

24 Feb 2011 
Via Cesarean
KPJ Kota Bharu

Ali b. Mohd Akmal

He's born to be an athlete. 

He loves to smile :) 

He's following daddy's hairdo. My two favorite botaks :D Me love you both so much. Muahhhhhh :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

I hope its not too late... wish HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011~!! 

Been wanting to post something here since forever. But iv been really busy lately... with... hmmm... stuffs.. Hishhhh, nampak sangat nak tipu. 

I have a lot in mind to write, but when id actually logged in to Blogger and attempted to write, the mood's just gone. Writing is not my thing anymore. (As if it was EVER my thing. Teeeeheeeee :p ) 

Lets start with the easy thing. 

New year celebration :) 

New year's eve was just lazying around with hubby, watching TV. Thought of watching countdown on TV but we both made our journey to lalaland as soon as the fireworks went off. Such an old couple aiye.. 

We started the year 2011 visiting my grandparents who came all the way from Alor Star. We then rushed to KL General Hospital to see little cousin who's one weeks old, still warded due to some complications. As always, grandpa had a glimpse of baby Ashraff and "Ok la, dah tengok, jom kita balik". Hehehhehehe. 

Short meet up. Everyone took different directions afterwards. 

Since we were in KL already, as always, its "dating day". Hik hik hik. 

Thinking the mall's gonna be empty, as everyone's still making up sleep for the late night celebration the day before, we headed to One Utama. Boy we were sooooooooo wrong. It was busy as always. Probably busier. Theres a hell of a crowd in The Curve too. Determined to proceed with the "date", we took a turn and went to the not-so-posh mall, Tropicana City. That place is never busy i guess.. Good enough for us :) 

This is when things get excited! No dirty thinking please. 

I had so much new year's gift! Weeeeeeeeeeeehoooooooooooo~!! 

Went into a camera shop, thinking of just showing hubby the camera I wanted to buy, to replace my DSLR I sold two months back. Least that I know they had a promotion that day. A lot cheaper price then other places I've been. So yeah.... I GOT MYSELF SONY NEX-5 y'all~!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, while thinking whether or not I should get the camera, we went coffee-date at Starbucks :) Of which, I had the last stamp on the starbucks card and yeah, I GOT THE STARBUCKS PLANNER! Not that exciting I know, but I was excited anywaysssssss. Hehehehe. Gave the planner to hubby since I havent been using a planner the moment I was unemployed. 

With the purchase of camera, they gave a free 25-pages printed photo album. Lucky I had my micro-mini USB thumbdrive everywhere, we had our honeymoon photos printed. Weeeeeeeehoooooooooooooo~!!! 

Hubby got himself a new shorts for working out. Glad he found one. A lil expensive but its not easy finding a size for american-built here in Malaysia. To actually scored one was a bliss. YEAY!

So yeah, new year was good :) 

p/s: Lil boy's coming in less than a month. YEAY! New toy to play with :D