Sunday, January 20, 2013

Being 20

I prayed Isyak right before midnight struck and it would be 20th January 2013. I'm gonna be a sappy cliche now because usually I give God a personal prayer and just have a mini talk with Him about life and how I'm grateful to have the people around me.

I teared when I thanked Him for everything and everyone for the past 19 years. I really cannot remember a time when I was depressed or sad and angry about life. I really can't. And I have God to thank for that because I'm so indescribably thankful with what He has given me - from the parents and siblings and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and best best friends and best friends and friends and the people who have helped me to this very laptop I'm typing my blog out on. I'm so happy with how life has treated me and insyaAllah, He will bless the rest of my life and turning 20 is only the beginning. A husband ? Kids ? New house ? New business ? New everything ? I can't wait and I get so giddy thinking of everything (and when I mean everything, I mean 'wedding' as in I can't wait to be planning my very own wedding hahaha)

I had a lovely lovely day out albeit a late start. I woke up at 11 hahaha (sorry I'm still the same even though I've turned 20 now) (#badhabitsarehardtobreak) when Papa texted me "Morning birthday girl! Nasi lemak downstairs!", I went down and a nice breakfast with my favourite man and my favourite nasi lemak and cucur badak !

Then we went out for lunch at Alexis, BSC initially but while we were waiting for a place to sit, Mama remembered there's a Bens restaurant just upstairs so we went there instead. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACEEE !!!!!! GORGEOUS !!!!!! I know now where to have fancy dinners with my mates at !! Gorgeous, really. But it's quite secluded and hidden that it's not a place people would come if they hadn't known. Especially dahlah kalau orang pergi BSC, wajib je pergi Alexis. It's okay dear pavlova cake, maybe next time! Had a masam manis lemon meringue pie though which was vair vair sedap !!

And after that, Tania and I drove to Pavilion to do some birthday shopping but Mama didn't follow because a) she doesn't like it there b) if she did go, we'd probably be there 2 hours max c) I'd like to spend more than 2 hours there please.

She was more than glad to go home actually hahaha. Spent good quality time with the other birthday girl (Tania turned 17 on the 17th of January!) and ATTEMPTED to shop. This is my theory.

If Mama does not ikut us to shop or when we have no money to shop, abundant of pretty, nice, glittery, things are everywhere and you mutter under your breath "why now why no money why got nice things why now" and

If Mama DOES follow or we have money to spend under her consent, nada. Nothing. Not even a pen.

You guys. God is telling me "Nadia, give it a break. Chill jap" hwaaaaaa. But I did get some things though. Still eyeing that gorgeous watch by Marc Jacobs and soooo tempted to get it as my birthday present ! I love it !!!

Went home just in time for dinner in which Mama cooked roast lamb/roast/chicken/steamed potatoes/salad. LOVED ITTTTTT !!! YUMMERS. Haven't been home for the last 2 weeks so this was extra good and extra nice hihihi. Thanks Mama if you're reading and I know you are so thank you for being lovely.

But before eating, Iman brought out a cake and surprised Tania and I with a cake !!!!!!!!!! And it was chocolate banana !!!!!!!!!!!! SODAP ! I love it !!!!!! So happy and so grateful lah to have been brought up in this family and into this world by just the most amazing set of parents and 3 other siblings whom I love love love dearly.

Cannot express how nice this feeling is. I love birthdays.

And I love mine the most.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I'M TWENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my over enthusiastic face over the present I got on midnight !!!

My now 20-year-old self in retainers and pimple gel slathered on my face in my comfy batik kaftan.

Cannot be any more pleased to be celebrating my 20th at home !

Also, to make it extra special; right on midnight, Jozan (my favourite ever pair of comedians, you don't even know how much!!!!) won Maharaja Lawak Mega !!!!!!!!!!!

A greatttt start and lovin' ittttt ! Hoping for a brilliant day ahead insyaAllah !

God bless everyone !


Monday, January 7, 2013


It's back to reality tomorrow ! :( :( My last night here at home for the next 2 weeks. Going back to college sounds incredibly INCREDIBLY dull and dreadful as of now.

But I've had the BEST 6 weeks holiday alhamdulillah ! A trip to London and just relaxation time at home on my bed catching up with TV shows and movies with Mum and lunches with Iman and random lepak sesh at night with my friends. I just have loved my whole time home.

Can't believe 6 weeks cuti went by just like thatttttttt :( :(

For batch 14.0, it's our last semester here and I'm going to make it count ! RC time at night and to just generally be a good student for the sake of my A2 insyaAllah.


Saturday, January 5, 2013


My 14 year old sister. I still treat her like she's 5 by smothering her with kisses and suffocating her with hugs (there were some attempts that were greeted with a slap and a kick and a shove but all's well).

This is us in the car otw home from Pavilion after a good day of shopping. Us girls went different ways from Papa who much preferred to spend 2 hours in a golf shop. After about 40 minutes worth of damage (a lot), we hid our shopping bags in the boot of the car to save ourselves from Papa's nags and mini lectures.

So up til lunch, we were pretty much empty handed and Papa had bought himself a pair of golf shoes. As we approached the car, he went ahead and put his things in the boot only to be greeted by our shopping.

"Laaaa ingatkan dah bagus dah tak shopping!!"

Right, Pops. Like that's ever gonna happen.


I have a friend. His name is Marwan (click on his name for his Facebook page!). And he takes photographs. Good photographs. I love it. And here's some from the NYE party at Kaveetha's.

(L-R) Johann, Marc and Aidit. Like I've said before, these boys don't fail to make me laugh and NEVER fail to tepek me all the time for my heigh, or lack thereof. Love them regardless. 

With the high school buds whom I love and would never trade anything in the world for. The funniest and the loudest. I've always been a quiet girl in primary school but obviously things have changed since then and I've grown to be.. well, loud. And it's all thanks to these people!!! 

Have a great weekend everyoneeeeeeeeeeee !! Last weekend before college so I'm going make it count (like for instance; sleeping in bed all day with my aircond on and showering for 40 minutes with hot water).


Since August of 2009, I've had braces on. I basically begged my parents for it 'cause my teeth were just hella crooked and I didn't like it. Parents were reluctant at first 'cause of how pricey it was but they succumbed to my pleads eventually.

I can still remember how freaking uncomfortable it was for me because I couldn't eat any solids for the first week ! If y'all know me, y'all should know how much I love my food. But had to toughen up and not show how much it hurt, kalau tak my dad would have gone all "See! Kan dah sakit gigi!" which I think he probably did......


Brace-face no more ! That's 3 years and 5 months of flashing steel on my teeth whenever I smile. I can't say I really miss it now because by the end of it all, I just wanted to see how straight my teeth have become. My dentist has put me on a strict rule to wear my retainers

"24/7 for the next 2 years" and I went

"Haaaaa whaaaaaaaat??"

Another 2 years of discomfort ?!?!?! And this is fer real yo. Retainers are so annoyingly there. I find talking to be quite the challenge because whenever I do, I feel like gagging (maybe universe's way of saying "Dah nak masuk 4th semester ni, takyah kut nak cakap banyak sangat kan..."). Dentist said I should be getting used to it by a week or a month max. I was hoping to get used to it by tonight but hey ho.

I don't know why but I'm feeling all sentimental now hahahahaha can't help it !

When I was taking this photo on my dad's iPhone, my mum was there and she just said

"My God, you're so vain and obsessed I think you should just marry yourself"

... well, that escalated quickly.

Friday, January 4, 2013

"And it was all yellow"

So I got back from drinks with my mates and what do I see ?

So I was like yeah sure.

Washed up, got in my comfy baju tidur and prayed and then laid on my bed, ready to continue my Castle marathon on my laptop...

... but alas

... this was on the bed. Silently went "Ish, I get it, 5:30 alarm!" and rolled my eyes.

Took my laptop and wait for it

I was thinking this girl is PARANOID with a capital P. Just 'cause she woke up at 6:15 today and went berserk. 

Fine, whatever. Took my Castle DVD and...

... that's the fourth Post-It she's posted. All I can think is "Mana dia dapat Post-It's ni!" because seriously I can't seem to find any in this house !

So, bukak-bukak laptop and yes, ladies and gentleman...

Ding ding ding, we have the 5th one !!! 'Cause she thinks 4 Post-It's weren't enough, ish. SO much trust and belief in her own sister. Guys, I'm reliable k. 

Wait, what time again her alarm?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Roast Lamb // Lemon Meringue

How was January the 1st ? I spent mine all day in Shah Alam at the Arshad household with the whole lot of family members. I am so full from eating roast lamb, baked potatoes, salad, apple pie, lemon meringue, brownies and a dozen more of good stuff. Had like, 3 helpings. Don't mind if I do.

So nice to catch up with my young cousins, love meeting up with them. Tomorrow school starts so they're all dreading it which was so cute 'cause after I say things like "Have a good first day back to school!" or "Have fun tomorrow!", they'll all reply


Hahahahahahaha was I the only one to really seriously look forward to school back then ? I looove sekolah.

Isn't the kid sooooo cute ?!!?!!?! His curls lah god so gebu and so bulat so comel 

And to the newlywedsss Uncle Kusy and Kak Hany

 and there was entertainment brought to you proudly by Azad

 Is it too early for me to ask him to perform at my wedding ? It is, isn't it.............

We were one of the last few to head home because we watched the boys play football. With Aunty Nina as a spectator and Pak Sem (derived from Pak Handsome) (I know) as one of the players, you can just imagine the fits of laughter we would break into. 

Good food and a loud kecoh family makes an evening well spent.

Welcoming 2013 !!

HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS !!!!! Hoping 2013 will be my year and REALLY REALLY REALLY wishing that I'll be in London celebrating NYE, ushering the new year with my friends because that's where I want to be by the end of this year. Praying for the best !

2012 has truly been such a blessing; met new friends, discovered new things, and just genuinely enjoyed everything and had fun with all of my friends; old and new. Had my disappointments and delight and I really wouldn't want it any other way. Had a great time and so ever grateful to God for everything He has blessed me with. I'm a very lucky girl to be surrounded by the sweetest and loveliest people. May 2013 bring more happiness and more love for all of us.

Spent my NYE at Kaveetha's place with all of my closest high school buds ! Wouldn't have spent my new years eve any other way because honestly missed my friends and I haven't seen them in so long ! The highlight of my night was just meeting again with everyone I haven't seen in a while. Nice to be feeling like I'm in high school again. Our mini reunions at Kaveetha's parties have always reminded me of 2008-2010.

Wore this pink dress that I got from Cotton On for a steal ! RM15 onlyyyy and it was the only one and it was my size ! Though since it's so big and airy, didn't really matter what size it was. Loved the colour too much to let go of. Cinched it with a belt though cause it started to look like really pretty pyjamas haha. And Tania totes did my hair for the night ! Jadi ! Finally, those rollers actually work !

And of course in our fashion, we took a lot of photos...

... of ourselves.

Vain pots!

At one point, everyone was on their Instagrams because they had just taken a photo lol see now this is why they are my homies !

Had to take a photo of Wenn Hong because seeing him is a rare occasion so taking a photo of him to prove he was at a party sounds legit. 

Closing in midnight, we then went to Burhanuddin Helmi park which was like a 3 minute walk away. Kaveetha brought her party poppers and snow spray and the works. As soon as it hit 12 midnight, we went cray cray and I sprayed everybody with snow spray and we all hugged each other. What else was fun was wishing passing cars Happy New Years and they'd honk and give a thumbs up which was very nice of them and idk, I just loved how everyone was in a jolly mood welcoming 2013. At that moment with my friends, I just really really felt very happy and pleased to have met this bunch. This crazy, loud, dramatic, hilarious bunch of people. Glad to have spent the end of 2012 with them.

Didn't bring my camera to the park but everyone else brought their phones and fancy DSLRs so photos are with 'em, but here's some I stole off Brenda and Amy hehe please and thanks girls !

See how I was covered with those things around my neck. Festive huh? 

Had so much funnnnnnnnnnnnn being covered in fake snow (aka soap) and party poppersssss (aka sparkle). With this lot, I always do have fun anyway so didn't expect any bit less from them tonight !

I think everyone had a photo with Wenn Hong lol

My favourite boys. Shame I don't get to see them as often as I'd like

The host... and my chaletmate. 

The photos with me and the party poppers coloured string or whatever it is means it's already 2013 when the photo was taken. We had just came back from the park so I took some and tried to look festive lololol everyone needs some sparkle right.

Happy New Years, guys ! From my cray friends and I to your cray your friends and you. Take care and may 2013 be a great year for all of us, insyaAllah amin :)

Night all !

p/s thanks Ila for the ride home, you're the sweetest hihi :* xx