This is my appreciation post for my friends who I know I talk about a lot but I just love them A LOT.
So here's a bunch of photos from the meet up's thus far with friends!
Marissa and I had planned for a spa date at Lax. but on the morning of, they called to cancel my appointment because the lady who was supposed to do my massage had to take an emergency leave and they had no one else to replace her. Sad!! Dahlah I was looking forward to it so much and my body was in need of a massage from constantly hunching over the computer. But we had a great time anyway! We went to this place at the Zhongshan Building and it's called Tommy Le Bakers. They serve sandwiches and it was actually pretty yummy! I'm not really one for sandwiches as you might not know already but this was really good. I loved the fuss free place especially. And!! There wasn't a super long line and parking was so easy to get (and cheap considering right smack in the middle of KL) so that made the whole experience so much better. With a LOT of the new cafe pop-up's in KL these days, you suffer with both parking and reservations. And 8 times out of 10, food ain't that great and you find yourself at a McD drive thru for an order of fries to fill you up. I like just really easy going places like these. I'd go again solely for their onion soup.
Then during that icky bit of time I had (still have, just a lot less), Fatin texted "Babe you wanna go out? Let's" and honestly!!!! It made my day just being able to go out with her and talk things out and pour my heart out. We constanttttlyyy text but nothing beats conversations over coffee and tea. Love her so much. This is actually a photo of her CRYING because we were talking about London. She studied in City so she spent all her time in the UK in London and I have the fondest memories of our sleepovers whenever I'd go over to London.
Sighhhhh I'm so lucky to be friends with so many people who exude the best energy. Sofea and Hidayah were my colleagues in my current company but they've left and so it's only me remaining hahaha. We used to be sucha trio, always huddling over Hidayah's table to gossip and complain. Ever since they've left, I've missed them at the office a whole lot. We went to Jibby Chow at Bangsar and caught up with each other again after what feels so long. I can't wait to see them again. These girls are the kind to always leave the night in the best, sweetest energy. The ones who always hype you up and you're always motivated to be a better person because of them. Love them so much. Can you believe we're all single? Hahahahaha
If I could just tell you how much Aina means to me. She's a life changer. My life changer. Truly, in every sense of the word. I'm sure I've said this somewhere before but I'll say it again 'til I go blue in the face. Met Aina in school when we were 9, I had just moved from Taman Tun to the school near my house. Met her and she was the lifeeeee of the party, super popular and super fun and just kept everyone so energised and happy. I always say this, Aina's the kind of friend I'd be HAPPY to bring anywhere to meet anyone ever sebab she can get on with everyone she meets. She just has that one of a kind energy that you only hope you can one day also emulate. I say this with all my heart, Aina's my inspiration. So whenever I meet new people, I'd always try to channel my inner social butterfly energy and I'd always think of Aina. And think of what she'd do and what she'd say. She's definitely helped me to be the person I am whether she knows it or not.
Just last Sunday, I finallllyyyyy went out with Amal and Fatin. I mean, I met Fatin recently but Amal I haven't met in AGES! So I was just so happy to be able to spend time with her over lunch. After lunch I sent her home but I decided to stick around at her place for the next 5 hours! Hahahah. If you know me, you know I love and appreciate house hangs. It's just infinitely times better because 1) You're not pressured to leave your table when the queue is crazy outside 2) You have a dependable, clean toilet to go to 3) You can hang however you want, I basically laid down on her couch the whole time sipping on rootbeer and eating doughnuts that I randomly ordered on Grab. It was the best!!! Makes me miss the times where we'd go over each others chalet and just borak the whole time. It was mostly Amal coming over to my room lah but still. Love you both to bits and pieces and then into smaller bits and pieces.
Thought I'd pen it down here too. But the other day, my office had a training session conducted for us. They'd invited instructors over and in the second session, there was this lady. She was 56 but looked nothing above early 40s. She was absolutely wonderful. I rarely get struck by someone's energy but that morning, I was just in awe. She was so inspiring, her whole energy was contagious and I couldn't get over it. She told us straight up "Honey, live your own damn life! Don't worry about what people think. Spend on whatever you want! So what? You'll make more money after that right? Do it! Life's short, go enjoy" and even though that's all generic life advice you've all heard before, you just know that to her she holds these principles in her life so dearly and it shows in the energy she had. She left just before lunch and I kinda went "aww shucks, wish she stayed on longer" and I realised damn, how great is that? To have people want you there with them for a while longer because they love you. I had never met her before then but I already felt like I'd love to tell her all my problems and she'd give me the best advice.
At the end of the work day when my colleagues and I were in the lift to go to the carpark together, I just noted that I really enjoyed that training session and loved the lady so much and my senior just turned to me and said "Yeah I get that because she really reminded me of you" and I was just.... so flattered and taken aback. This whole time I had looked up to this lady and made a mental note to be more like her when I grow up and to think some of the girls in the office already think of me like that made my whole week, month, year. Heart's full alhamdulillah.
I hope everyone gets to meet someone they're inspired by. Someone who makes you feel motivated to be better in life. And if you haven't lately, I think you should exercise your right to be that person to someone else anyway. Life's so precious and we're all living on borrowed time so the best thing you can do is wake up everyday and spend it in service to yourself. InsyaAllah that will have a domino effect on the people around you. We never lose out from being nice, helpful, and generous so go do it everyday. It'll come back to you in multiple folds insyaAllah. Trust.