Friday, December 28, 2012

The Fatty Life

So I am now in my 24 weeks of my pregnancy,
Everything is going well so far, alhamdulillah.
But just one thing,
Just one thing....

The gaining weight department
I know I know its normal to gain weight and it is rather abnormal if you dont
But my ass is getting bigger by day
Me no likey

So we resort to some light exercise
Walking during weekend,
Ive been doing some yoga and toning session
But still, all the weight I needed to gain went straight to me ass

"Im so fat, I cant even bend"

But I feel happy when I do some walking, feel very fresh

booTak has been very attentive as well. He rubbed my back in the middle of the night, he made the bed, he make me breakfast in the morning (well not everyday la kan) and all sort of things that you want your husband to do when you are pregnant
Or in the easier way to say it, you just want them to spoil you la

This is me
The fatty me now

But Im loving it

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Real emergency or self-created emergency?

Credit card. Is it a payment medium or credit facilities?

Often we heard excuses given by people who applied for 2nd or 3rd credit card, "I need it for emergency cases". But have we ever asked ourselves what is the real definition of emergency? Car broke down and requires big repair before salary comes in or Isetan member's sale where every stuff are having 50% discount?

I have a confession to make. I used to hold 4 credit card with pretty good credit limit and it brought me to a dark phase. You see, I am those person who cant hold my back once I see pretty good deals on the internet especially when it comes to travelling. There was a year where I travelled to 4 different countries in 8 month time and I was having a blast. Not so much when I received the statement.

At one time, my accumulated debt stood at RM25k, enough for the country to declare 'bankcrupt' on me should I fail to pay the required amount (i.e 5% of total outstanding per month) for 3 consecutive months. That was the time when my panic button was pushed, not by any other person but my self.

By having that kind of o/s at a time, you end up paying more than what you owe. By not being a transactor, you end up paying 1.85% interest of the outstanding per month making it a total of 6.85% of RM25k: RM1,712 per month. This wont just stop here. By being a revolver obviously you would utilise back your limit once you paid your monthly payment. At one point, I was relying on credit card for my fuel consumption and that was just sad.

You do the math. If you keep paying that much of money with no intention of puting a stop in your utilisation, you'll end up with that kind of payment for the rest of your life. Every month when I pay that amount for something that Ive purchased earlier pissed me off and I have no one else to blame, just myself.

So, I thought it is time for some serious ratification. I was blessed with a handsome amount of bonus on one particular year (i worked in .gov related organization so that kind of bonus was considered good eventhough its peanut for some MNC), so I paid off one by one my card each year. Also, I resulted to converting my cards towards personal loan with fixed amount of payment every month with no room for any more utilisation. I cut my cards into 2 and I feel proud.

It took me 2 years to basically clear off my debt. Of course, I suffered along the journey but now I feel lighter in the credit burden department. I felt like writing this because I feel like sharing the consequences of spending outside your capacity and reliance on the plastic will not do you any good.

I now pay my expenses using my debit card. Thank God for Maybank Visa Debit. The expenses is now directly debited to my account so there is no more excuses of swipe first worry later.

I think you should do the same

Monday, December 10, 2012



What is perseverance?
  • Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
  • Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
  • Perseverance is trying again and again.
You show perseverance when you ...
  • Give up your tv time to spend hours studying
  • Try a new sport that is very difficult but you don't give up
  • Have a learning disability but keep studying even when discouraged
  • Come from a home where there is fighting and unhappiness but you still try your best
  • Have missed a week of school but you work hard to catch up
  • Are at the end of a difficult race but you cross the finish line
  • Save money and make sacrifices to buy something
  • Spend hours practicing on your music
  • Study and work hard to raise your grade
  • Try out for something you weren't successful at the first time

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Phase

I am moving to a new phase now
'No smartphone' phase more like...

My phone was stolen last 2 week
and I take it as 'tiada rezeki'
So, no whatsapp, no FB Mobile, no Instagram, no Twitter for now
Until further notice

But on another related note,
To the New Phase note that is...

I am now in my second trimester as they call it,
21 weeks to be exact
We've been blessed with this beautiful gift entrusted to us by Allah S.W.T
Pregnancy has been beautiful so far,
No morning sickness, no weird cravings
Only 100 visits to the loo add up to the list and tonnes of crankiness symptoms for booTak to adapt to
But I am not complaining, as this is considered normal

I hope all of you can share some doa for our health and everything to be okay and smooth

Much love,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Do your part

I already am
No more McD in my life
and with heavy hearts, no more Starbucks
How? Starbucks card ada 3 lagi free drinks

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wedding Video

Okay, this is like ages ago
But okaylah, bersempena our anniversary ill present you
Our wedding video
I know like so ketinggalan zaman.

Honestly, I dont know that CST upload it online
and yes I dont know how to upload video using youtube

Highlights of our second reception at Dewan Perdana Felda

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Detox Strawberry Smoothies

In order to reach a healthy body you need to detox
Dont be fooled by all those detox supplements sold on-the-shelf
They are adding more chemicals in your body, something unnecessary

Why not go the original way,
By picking fruits and combining it with other source of nutrient in your drinks

I now swear by this recipe that I ciplak took from Barefoot Contessa show

Strawberry - Orange smoothies

9 whole strawberries (cut into half)
2 oranges (squeeze to get the juice)
1 fresh lime (squeeze to get the juice)
1 banana

Mix all of these ingredients and wallahhh
Ur detox smoothies is now ready
Dont add any sugar, the natural sugar in th fruits is already enough

Happy Trying

Once you go NARS, you'll never go MAC

I have not been paying much attention to this blog lately,
Sorry to those who were loyal and love to read about my silly stuff
I'll try to post things frequently :)

Recently I have new pro-found obsession with cosmetics
NARS to be exact
I used to be those person who only had one lip gloss, one lipstick, one compact powder, one brush and one blusher. My MAC eyeshadow lasted for about 4 years and of course it reached its expiry date
Oh well,
Everything changed after my visit to NY
I fell in love with NARS

I once read about NARS while bloghopping
When I was in Sephora in Times Square I had the most exciting experience trying all the products
Benefit, NYX, Smashbox and NARS
and NARS caught my eyes

I once swear by MAC. All my limited make up stuff were from MAC
I dunt know why maybe it was peer pressure
Plus it look convincing and not so hurting in the wallet department

But NARS is different
I cant really explain why
But it totally is
The color last longer, powder remains intact
Eyeliner does not smudge
I am one happy customer

my loots when I was in NY

I personally like this blusher
"orgasm' they called it
Retailing at USD24 (MYR79)
Not so expensive right
But sad thing is there's no NARS retailer here in Malaysia
Not even Sephora
Hmmm I wonder why

But one cons for NARS
the packaging is not really 'Malaysia-friendly'
It kinda melt on you
The casing that is
But who cares

If you are looking forward to try NARS, you can always purchase the make up from or KissandMakeupNY. They have a lot of NARS range there. Free shipping for Strawberrynet however fixed shipping fee at USD9.95 for Kissand Makeup

Happy trying :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Year

 22 October 2012 marked a significant moment in my life, booTak's life
We've been married for a YEAR!!!!

Gosh, feels like 10 years
I remembered the day we went out on one blind date set by our friend.
Never could I imagine that the blind date led to a beautiful marriage that we have now
Oh well, sometimes he is annoying I can tell you that
and sometimes I feel like punching him on his face hhahahahaha
But I cant imagine loving anyone else than him

Alhamdulillah, thats what people called love coupled with 'jodoh'

For our anniversary, nothing fancy extravanganza plan
Just a road trip for us
and we had fun

We were at Swiss Garden Damai Laut, Perak
I tell you one funny story
I once joined a treasure hunt organized by my office
and so happened his dad was the senior mgmt in my office (i didnt even know him that time)
and we were both at Swiss Garden Damai Laut that year, that month, that date attending the same treasure hunt dinner (errm, he didnt participate thou, he was just enjoying free food and free suites given to his dad)
and he saw me that night when I had to do the stupid catwalk for the best dress thing

Wow, jodoh really...

The trip to Damai Laut was good, we had fun, we laughed a lot, ate a lot, talked a lot and everything a lot
It was a fun 2 nights for us
I am now browsing for latest trip

Happy Anniversary booTak
Thank you for being with me

Gemuk dan kurus

Love, Nana

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SALE: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Sasha


Sleek, streamlined design defines a nylon crossbody bag fashioned with a zip-around flap and a dangling luggage tag in front. Refined logo hardware adds understated branding.

Magnetic-flap closure.
Adjustable strap.
Exterior slip pocket under zip-around flap pocket.
Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets.
Logo-jacquard lining.
Nylon with PVC trim.

Selling Price: RM500
Retail price: RM850

email me at
Serious buyer only
Payment via COD (Subang Jaya only) and Bank Transfer
PayPal accepted
Shipping cost: Free for local, International (depending on DHL rate)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lawak ke Der is making its comeback and this time they promised a kick ass show, nothing like before
Me Us being the number one fan of Jozan, we've secured our seats via recently and looking forward for the show next week

Want some details?
Here goes...

Date: 28 September till 3 October 2012
Time: 3pm/ 8.30pm
Price: Ranging from RM30 - RM350
Venue: Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya
Cast: JOZAN, Boboi, Nabil and Harith Iskandar

I am expecting something more from the show this time.
I hope it is going to be one helluva show

So, what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sale: Matelasse Miu Miu Clutch


Miu Miu Matelasse Leather Clutch
Snap shut opening, gold - tone hardware,
designer stamp at front
an internal pouch pocket

Selling for RM1200
Retail price: RM2400 in Miu Miu KLCC
Condition: Almost like new (used for 3 times only)

email me at
Serious buyer only

Monday, September 3, 2012

Raya 2012

Its been a wonderful Eid for us this year,
Hectic one due to much travelling
Day 1: Subang - Batang Kali - Subang - Ampang - Batang Kali
Day 2: Batang Kali - Subang
Day 3: Subang - Melaka - Subang
Day 4: Subang - Ipoh - Bota Kanan
Day 5: Bota Kanan - Ipoh - Subang

 but we survived


Its a first raya for the both us celebrating it as husband and wife
Different feeling I must say, alhamdulillah...

The family potrait

Food feast were overwhelming too. Luckily it lasted only during the first week of raya. But cant say the same for next week since tonnes of open houses invites received already

Ouh ya, I recently cut my hair short
I succumbed over the feelings of having light hair and lesser time to shampoo every single day

Im loving it
Now I can wash my hair before I go to work without having to waste 30 minutes in front of my mirror

The new me...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Salam Aidilfitri

Ramadhan is near ending and Syawal is around the corner
It is definitely not the same feeling anymore
I wish all of you Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir dan Batin


Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I have few stuff to sell now
Pre-loved and also a brand new stuff
However no time to upload those pictures just yet
I need to make some space in my closet

will do soon k...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A designer with great heart: Jovian Mandagie

If you read my previous post talking about Jovian, you would agree that his RTW collection are to die for.
Like literally!

Often we see most designers would charge handsome amount of fee when it comes to their design whenever they are at the top of the rank
and sadly some being so selective and their clothing line does not cater for middle - income and low - income earner like us
Ones can only drool and dream about being in one of the pieces they have designed

But not this year
This year, we were rather lucky as most designers are feeling like giving back to the community and instead of charging bomb mullah, they produced an affordable range so to speak

20 by Rizalman, Cosry Purple Label and the one that created the most phenomenon is non other than Jovian Mandagie


source: google

When I first hear that the latter are coming out with RTW collection, I was sceptical. Let us be honest, who would have thought that average people can don the Jovian look on the first day of Eid without having to burn most of our savings just for a dress. So my initital thought, the line sure will be the simplest design possible with no attention to details and material

But boy I was wrong
Range of fabric used are mostly good ones (sorry, Im not Jakel I cant really describe the name of the fabric) but you know for sure that it is good quality
Unlike lycra (hurmmm)

Designs are mostly feminine with attention to details, (lace, beads and stuff).
Usually when someone buy a kurung or kebaya the only fear that they have in mind is having someone else wearing the same exact design at the same time

But I think no one could even bother about it now. None of us worried that someone else is wearing it. The most important part is, ITS JOVIAN

So, if youve heard that a boxing day sales will be held for his final batch of collection, yup you heard it right.

source: Jovian's FB


Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 8am - 7pm
Date: 16 August 2012

So ladies, prepare your gloves and get ready to kick some ass
We have J by Jovian waiting

I heard it is going to be a systematic one.
  • 2 lines prepared: already know sizes and 1 q for those who want to try
  • Payment method: Cash and Credit Card
  • Time allowed in the hall: 10 mins per lady
  • Booking form will be made available prior the day
Heck, he even prepared shuttle bus for those who re coming from Johor and Singapore. God bless his soul for being so charitable, his kindness and his pure heart. Ive never seen such soul

Oh well, I dont think I can make it as I will be having big meeting on the day. For those who are going, good luck and may everyone have their happy ending

I love this one for sure
How I wish you can be mine

Friday, August 3, 2012

Jovian by Jovian Mandagie: Juliette For Sale

UPDATE: Both Jules and Juliette were sold to 2 lovely ladies. Ouh ya y'all, good luck for Boxing Day :)

The beautiful Juliette

I bet everybody's aware of the new phenomenon created by non other than Jovian Mandagie, famous designer here in KL.

Jovian has created a RTW line that is so affordable and turn everyone upside and down

Strangers became friends,
Friends became enemies,
all for one name
J by Jovian

I happened to be one of them
But me being the lazy me...
No strength to go through the sea of people flooding First Lady in Jalan Tar
Ive decided to purchase it via Zalora.

Read a lot of bad review about the site
About it being unreliable with the delivery and handling the beautiful pieces itself
But Alhamdulillah I did not face any problem with them
Just that one problem

I bought the wrong size

Well you know that I recently upgraded meself to one notch higher in the size department
Nothing to be proud of, shame more like
So I refer to the chart and told myself who am I kidding me in S size
So i bought 2 pieces of the line
Jules and Juliette to be exact

Only to realise that its big for me
For one second it created a smile on my face
Means I am still in S size according to Jovian

But the problem is I cant wear oversize garment
Because if I alter it, it wont do any justice to the beauty

I am letting it go
With heavy heart
Knowing that my sacrifice of clicking 'Refresh' every 2 seconds on 30 July paid me nothing
and knowing that I can never wear those magnificient piece

I am letting Juliette go
Light Grey color
M size
and free postage
I am feeling a little bit charitable today
So yah, free postage for you
If you want to purchase it
email me at
Serious buyer only
Ive been receiving FB msg asking me
"Do you think I will look nice in it?"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

[Trippin']: Paree Day 2: Cont

While waiting for zalora to upload the latest collection of Jovian by Jovian Mandagie, lets upload some scheduled entry shall we

Lets continue where I put a hold on my post previously

After breakfast and after shoe searching at H&M, we headed to the subway and take the metro to see the most famous Eiffel Tower. Theres 2 station that can lead to the tower but I cant remember which one that I alighted

Funny thing when we stepped out of the metro, we were chit chatting and laughing and gossiping with each other without knowing that Eiffel Tower is just around the corner.

After we took a left turn out from the station, its already there

So both of us went WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH like those jakun tourist


feeling - feeling

Siene River

Overlooking Siene River

It feels so surreal finally I am at Paris, under the Eiffel Tower. Sounds cliche much? Whatever

Quite a walk from the station. Exhausted and thirsty

There were a lot of local selling cheap souvenirs but word has it that we have to be very careful if we wish to purchase from them. If police patrol happen to catch them at the time you are planning to buy, you are screwed because they will run away with you money and their stuff. No chance for you to get your balances and even your items

But those were pretty cheap I must say. for a moment, I was tempted

But nahh, isokay. Scared

After picture session and aww- session at the tower, we took the river cruise with BatoBus river cruise. It is a cruise that doubled bus. You can always alight and enter at any station so long you have your ticket with you. Cheap way to get around the city

Costs us EUR15 each. Not too bad.

scanning the leng chais at the other boat

the scenery

this is a restaurant on river. coolies

i always love the building and architecture in Paris. It feels alive and have some history. eventhough there is no skyscrapper, but the city still has the element of development and legendary at the same time


Musee d Orsay

Stopped at Musee d Orsay thinking I should visit one museum here. But looking at the line
Forget it

Street art

Can only pose

If you wish to visit the museum you can always reserve the entrance slots in advance via internet. However it is limited and priority will be given to the elderly. I wonder whats inside the museum. Must be cool

Another half of the journey next


p/s: managed to get Jovian b Jovian Mandagie but turns out i bought wrong size for myself. But im still smiling. apparently im still in S size department


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