Tuesday, November 22, 2016

second pregnancy : finding out

So...I'm pregnant again.

OK thing is, this pregnancy is different from the previous one because this time, we're fully prepared (last time, I nearly cried in the office's toilet). I've been (secretly) wanting to be pregnant again for quite some time because being pregnant with Rayyan was nothing less than magical to me - minus the morning sickness, everything else was smooth Alhamdulillah and I loved the whole 9 months. So one day, it just struck us that it's the right time to try for the second baby.

(I've always hated reading about other people's conceiving stories, so am not gonna further elaborate about mine here. So what you read in here, up to your interpretation OK).

That was a few months ago.

A few weeks later, I was off for a business trip to Malacca.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Getting recognition

Last few months, I received an email from my boss.

He said the company is sending some nominations for this particular award in Malaysia, and I'm one of the nominees.

I remember the feelings I had back then.

Truth be told, just over a year ago I read an article about the award by this well-known organization in our industry, IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineering). I stumbled across the article because..one of my colleagues was one of the finalists for a particular category, Young Chemical Engineer in Research award. (I made a point to read chemical engineering-related articles once in a while just so I don't forget my degree haha) I remember feeling so envious of him for being recognized by a well-known organization, and very proud at the same time that one of our own was the finalist.

Little did I know, a year later, my name was there, just like his.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder collection

When I found out Victoria Beckham was coming out with a new range of makeup, I was ecstatic. I found out about it weeks before it was officially launched - and the next day, I went to the Estee Lauder branch nearby to ask when it's arriving in Malaysia XD

Hubs was amused.
"You'd buy anything with Victoria Beckham label on it, is it?"

Lol. I can do without her super tight skinnies line and A-line dresses.. But when it comes to makeup..

I kalah -_-

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

WIWT : Publika

A few weeks ago, we went to Publika. Can't remember the last time we were there - but I remember vividly our first date there, it was after we got married and we felt adventurous. Wore heels and everything, which isn't so smart as Publika is quite big and the pavement aren't very heels-friendly.

After years, decided to bring Rayyan there as I read there are quite a lot of kids' stores there. (Really wanted to check out Whimsigirls.) I wasn't feeling very well lately, so weekend outings would tire me easily. So whenever I felt like going out, I'd make sure we shorten the trip as much as possible - and cram everything in as best we could.

Needed to be in my comfiest, so I wore my first pants from Love To Dress, the comfiest pants ever in the world I can't find words to describe it. Bought it on sale, which is practically a steal (for such a high quality product) and I didn't regret it.

Wore dUCkscarves satin silk in 50 Shades, comfiest pants ever from Love To Dress, top from Zara, Anya Hindmarch bag

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

new article on Zalora : dealing with hate

(Took so long because I've actually forgotten about this.)

 Recently, an incident happened to my close friend which inspired me to write this.

She had a falling out with her bff back in high school (also my high school friend). The drama unfolded, right in front of everyone - because of a Facebook post. I felt bad for her mostly, and from my perspective, I could see the characters involved, and from one issue to another, my name (metaphorically speaking, she didn't really mention me) was dragged into the mess too - because I stood up for my close friend.

Now, for one, I've dealt with this before. I've had similar incidents a few years back, and I think that has shaped me into dealing with these hate issues because I realize..the recent incident didn't really affect me. Sure, I was dragged into this super elaborate drama and being slurred hate words by supposedly a high school friend of mine (which maybe not anymore because she removed me from her Facebook friends) but..it didn't really affect me. I just went, meh, I've been in this situation before - what could get worse?

I was called a friend's stealer. Meh.
I was accused of being "gay" back in high school. Because I wanted so badly to befriend a girl. Meh. (I should introduce her to my husband and my kid)
I was accused of wanting so badly to "be her". Meh.

Talking about it now, makes it all seems even less trivial haha. And to think this all happened 12 years after leaving high school -_-

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