My Favourite Month

It’s really scary sometimes to know how time simply zooms by. I remember my January vividly at times, like it was yesterday. How I was dreading the first quarter of the year so badly…

But now? November is coming to an end. Time waits for no man and it’s really now or never when it comes to certain plans and decisions.

Anyway… My favorite month is going to be here in less than 48 hours! Excited much, because it’s MY month. 😛

I’ll turn a year older and hopefully, wiser …plus the fact that it’s gonna be my last singlehood birthday (insya’Allah) just makes me all giggly. I foresee myself being in a mentel mode most this coming month. Hee hee.

Aku Terima Nikahnya

“Aku terima nikahnya si dia binti si ayah dia dengan mas kahwinnya yang tersebut.”

Still on the topic of solemnization because I feel that it will always be the highlight of the whole event. It’s the moment when both bride and groom exchange loving looks shyly as they’re seated waiting to be solemnized. It’s when you hear the father of the bride holding back his tears as he marries off his daughter to the love of her life. It’s the time you’ve been patiently waiting for, as the groom utters the precious words, which could almost instantaneously make them husband and wife, if said right and clear.

You’d see the bride already tearing as it means that she has left her nest and is out to venture into a new journey with her trusted partner. The groom, meanwhile, would heave a sigh of relief as his task is seemingly over and he has managed to do so with the least of difficulty. It’s definitely not over yet, because this is the true meaning of the words uttered above…

“Aku tanggung dosa-dosa si dia dari ibu bapanya, apa saja dosa yang dia buat, dari dedah aurat hingga ke tinggalnya solat, aku tanggung dan bukan lagi ibu bapanya tanggung, dan aku tanggung semua dosa bakal anak-anak aku. Kalau gagal, maka aku fasik, dayus & aku rela masuk neraka, aku rela malaikat Zabaniyah melibas aku hingga pecah badanku.”
 
The first time I read this, I choked a bit, just imagining about the reponsibilities my future husband would have to shoulder. Not an easy task, that’s for sure. Will try my very best to be more cooperative with Sadiq in future for our own good.
 

Solemnization

Been two girlfriends’ solemnization ceremonies this weekend and all I can say is, I’m full of happiness for them both.

Being upclose and personal during the ceremony also meant that I had the opportunity to really carefully listen to the words uttered by the Tok Kadi. I’ve observed how my tummy makes somersaults, maybe because I know that I’m going to go through the exact same path in months to come, with Allah’s will.

More friends are going to be hitched this December and all I pray is that their event will be run smoothly… 🙂

10 Months

Just realized it’s the 15th today, which means – tick tock tick tock – 10 more months to our wedding, insya’Allah. 😀

Haven’t really got started on my DIY plans yet because procrastination has always been a good friend of mine. Basically have a rough idea of what I wanna have/do/make for my hantaran, wedding favours, invitation cards and such. It’s all in the head, but nothing’s been done for now.

I asked Sadiq about what I listed above and he always gives me the same answer, “Hmm, entah eh…” (“Hmm, don’t know eh…”) Being a guy, your family, more often than not, takes care of most things. So lucky hor!?

10 more months… From tomorrow onwards, our countdown will longer be double digits. Exciting!

Beauty

I saw a girlfriend put up this quote in her Facebook and I couldn’t really get it out of my mind since.

“You are the company you keep. I choose to surround myself with beauty…”

It resonates so well with me because I think there is so much truth in it. I like the fact that there is an element of choice in that quote; everything you do is not a given, you are a master of your own fate, more often than you think.

It reminds me often that even when I’m alone, I am my ‘company’. My thoughts and feelings accompany my actions. If I don’t fill myself up with beauty from deep within, it’ll show.

I never want to be ugly, not so much in the physical form, because I have always believed that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but more so, in my character.

I’m a firm believer that when you’re beautiful inside, you’re beautiful outside as well, an issue that cannot be disputed…

Do It Yourself

Seriously, time just seems to fly by. It’s already November and before I know it, it’s gonna be 2012 ready. Gotta buck up with regards to my wedding preps. Hehe. I think I’m one of those brides who are too relaxed seriously.

Sadiq would always say that there I have no sense of urgency when it comes to my (lack of) punctuality. As it turns out he may be right, because it can actually apply to my wedding preps too…

Okay, lest you think I have not started on anything, I have! My Big 3, Deco, Andaman and Food are more or less settled and booked. 🙂

So it comes down to the nitty gritty like the hantaran gifts, etc. We’ve managed to buy half of our gifts during my family’s vacation at USA so that’s one load off my chest too. Now comes the idea to make my own gubahan for my hantaran.

Have seen a couple of websites that teach you how to do it from scratch, so I hope I’ll learn a thing or two and succeed. I am not really good at this arts and crafts so yeah. Will definitely take a longer time so I gotta prepare early.

I’ll make sure I start before it’s 2012, ‘cos it’s always good to complete them early (and save me from any headache) so I better keep to my word. I’ll record my progress for motivation. 😛