So I spent my Saturday sleeping. Favourite kind of Saturday. Slept throughout. My dad makes fun of me because the first thing I say to him nowadays, both day and at night, is "I'm so tired!!!". Because I am!!!
Raya is around the corner and so everyone's shopping for the month long festivities. So if you work in fashion, that means extra work. On top of all that, you're fasting. Our new work hours for Ramadhan is 8 to 4. And though I love that we go back early, I HATE that we're in at 8. That means I have to wake up by 7 and that's hardly any time left to catch some sleep after sahur. And I can't do the day without having sahur. I'm torn between feeling really sleepy or feeling really thirsty (the opportunity cost for sleeping in). I decided I can just sleep but I can't drink. Not at least 'til 7:25pm.
But it's a bit hectic on my end. I deal with fulfilment and customers so you can imagine the overwhelming amount of emails and enquiries and orders and deliveries. And on top of that, there's a lot of things I need to draft to lady boss regarding the website and invoices and all that. It's a lot. I'm glad I have lots to do because I don't like feeling unproductive because I'd rather save that for home. But man, it's a lot. I can't wait to balik kampung and disconnect with work and just rest.
It's 3:08 am as of writing and I'm waiting for everyone to get up. We plan to go to Kayu's for early sahur. Can't wait to eat though I just got back from drinks with my friends and had half a chocolate cake. It's k, I haven't had desserts in a long time and that chocolate cake was good.
On another wonderful note, my sisters are home!!!! Both of them. Tania got back Wednesday morning and Iman's home from college for the weekend. She's already going back tomorrow after Zuhur. But we're all going to Penang on Thursday so it'll be a rather short week for her. With my sisters back, the home feels fuller and noisier and funner. I think my parents definitely missed the shrieking and screaming and laughing of their 3 girls. When it's just me at home, there'll be days I don't even see them so it's nice that the house feels a bit fuller. Can't wait for my brother to come home too. Maybe then my parents wish we weren't back hahahaha
Iman texted me the other day saying all the other girls in her college are wearing make-up and she feels so naked because she doesn't wear a speck of it. I obviously said she doesn't have to wear make-up just because everyone else is. Wear it when you want to not because you have to. She has soft, baby skin still and she's lucky enough to not have acne all her life and she's 18! At 18, I had full face of zits and pimples which was what drove me to start on foundation and concealer. I gave her some pep talk and that she's just feeling the peer pressure to put on make-up. She said she needed some colour to her face so I said ok fine let's do baby steps. So today, when we were out for dinner, we made a quick stop at Body Shop and we found some lip and cheek tints that we thought would be convenient for someone as... lazy as Iman. And easy - both cheeks and lips settled with a single product!!
Felt like I needed to immortalise the moment Iman decided to embrace the world of make-up. She's already starting to warm up to a more extensive skincare routine other than just cleaning her face with water so like I said, baby steps! Hahaha
And then there's Tania and I who can't decide on what to get next to add onto our already pretty excessive make-up collection.
During Ramadhan, we're pretty limited in the places we choose to eat. It's either Bangsar or... Bangsar. Reason being my dad wants to pray in a nice, decent surau and he finds the one in BSC to be the nicest and cleanest (I went for the first time today and I agree whole-heartedly. I need more surau's to be as lovely as the one there. Barulah orang tergerak sikit to go pray in a mall) or at BV where the masjid is just a stone's throw away. We also really love eating at Chinoz - I've loved everything I've had thus far. Shame that they don't serve pizza's anymore (atleast for the time being) because their oven's out. Their lamb pizza is the bomb dot com dot my.
How's everyone's Ramadhan going? Can't believe we're a week away til Raya!! I can't wait to be in Penang - haven't been back since I got back from the UK. I miss my grandparents and I miss the Penang house and I miss late-night card/board games with my cousins. And my grandmother's cooking!!!!
Ok, family's up and ready for Kayu's now. Talk soon, friends.