If Yan Can Cook, So Can I

Probably am the laziest anak dara ever to only learn cooking a month plus before her wedding. Give me a recipe to bake, you name it, cakes, cookies, muffins, cupcakes and I’ll gladly do it with no worries as to whether it’ll turn out nice. Somehow my baking experiments always come out fine…

Not for cooking, though. I still remember that one incident where Sadiq came to my house and we both were so famished that I volunteered to cook fried rice. Honestly, I thought that it was the easiest thing ever besides maggi mee (haha) plus the fact that I’ve cooked it a number of times, so I should have aced it, right?

Wrong. So wrong.

Turned out tasteless. Sadiq was kind enough to not throw any tantrums, well, a hungry man is an angry man after all, but my man was so cool about it. Felt so bad, I tell you…

Oh, doesn’t help that he can whip up awesome nasi goreng. This just puts me to shame la. One thing that I love about him is that he does not pressure me to start learning cooking, etc. Guess he knows deep down I’ll pick it up sooner or later, gotta adore his faith in me hehe glad it was not blind faith because I’m slowly learning the ropes! Hehe.

Must thank Ibu for always pushing me to cook. But really la, learning to cook from the Queen can be so stressful! She simply expected me to know what to do and all; apparently, that was how my late granny taught her. Well, hopefully my future daughter will have better luck with me! :p

Took An Oath I’ma Stick It Out Till The End

It was advised that we went to Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM) to submit our documents for verification purposes at least five weeks before our solemnization. I am glad that we managed to squeeze it in a few days before Ramadhan as this meant that we would only be left with the nitty gritty stuff.

I had a bad stomachache right when we reached ROMM and was still in the loo when our number was called. Tak glamour langsung eh haha. The nice makcik who tended to us pointed out that we had to tweak our solemnization venue address since we will not be holding it at my house.

After this was done, it was time to wait for us to be called individually into the room. Ayah was first, followed by me then Sadiq. I was not really nervous since I had already expected the oath-taking and questions about my intention to marry. Surprised even that it probably took less than 5 minutes for all of us combined. After it ended, Ayah and I were talking about the questions asked and this was where I realised something funny had occurred unknowingly.

Ayah shared that he was asked about the location of solemnization and he said that it was at home, when actually it was at the amphitheatre. So when it was my turn, I was asked the same thing as well to which I responded that it was at the amphitheatre and that I was aware of the need to alter the information. I remember noticing a puzzled look on the um, judge/ustaz’s face but dismissed it. On hindsight, he must have thought that the father of the bride was not informed at all about the change hahahaha my dad is so sembarang, according to him, “alah, nikah kat bawah ke atas sama aje, considered kat rumah la jugak eh Vie?”

After sending Sadiq home, Ibu and I sent Ayah off to work. Imagine my sweet surprise when I heard whispers at the backseat, followed by a, “Vie, gelang ape Vie? Seutas eh?”

“Seurat ..aik, Ayah practise nampak?”

“Takde lah, Ayah tanye je.”

After which I heard the whispers again from the backseat. Hahahaha taknak kalah, dah practise taknak admit plak tu. Ayah, Ayah…

Forty Four

So… It’s August.

It’s also forty four more days to our wedding!? :O

Funny how I have been having marriage-related dreams so far but none of wedding. Maybe it’s because I’ve been happily daydreaming too much about it so my mind has had enough about it at night? Hur hur. One of the dreams I had was that we secured a Sale of Balance Flat (SBF) at Tampines; I woke up thinking it was real. Well, we applied for the SBF at Bedok in May but chances seem very slim now. There was supposed to be a Build-To-Order (BTO) project in Bedok for the recent launch in July, but there is none at the moment. None for the upcoming September launch as well.

Initially, we were bent on having a house in the East area but lately, Sadiq has been hinting that we should try for the Punggol/Sengkang ones and though I have nothing against these two areas, I do not feel comfortable applying just for the sake of it. You may say, “of course lah, you’ve never stayed there before, sure to have such feelings one” and I acknowledge that but there is a little voice in me that tells me to be patient and wait it out because who knows, maybe we’ll get our desired house in the near future…

Forty four more days before I become his missus. 🙂

Insya’Allah.