Tuesday, August 30, 2016

.: Blissful union :.

Not a book review.

Received news that my nephew had recently gotten engaged. At that very instant, my thoughts went to this book, "The Kindness Miracle", written by Auntie Jamilah Samian along with my memories of walking down the aisle a few months ago.

When it comes to marriage, there are numerous sources one can go to for advise and references. Some would go to the closest married family member or friends, while others may go to online lectures, books or articles. Not forgetting marriage workshops, classes and seminars that are organised every now and then. The few, would probably choose to confide in marriage counselors. 

At the end of it, there is no single channel that can ultimately contain all the answers that one desires.

So how does one achieve everlasting marital bliss?

One doesn't. 

Situations change. People change. Feelings change. When everything has the possibility of changing, how could things remain the same? 

The only thing we can do to achieve the so called everlasting marital bliss is to tweak with our expectations. Choose to be kinder, choose to be the better half. Both parties, ideally, have to play their roles. When one doesn't, remember that it is normal for us humans to fall short on certain days. We all have our bad days, our bad points. Compromise. Nurture and cherish the good, discard the negativity. 

At any given time, each and every time, always choose love.

Reminding myself ahead of others. 
11.59am, Malaysian Time

Saturday, August 20, 2016

.: Marriage visa :.

Getting there.

Alhamdulillah, managed to get the forms and documents needed to apply the visa. All that is left is to head to Putrajaya, complete the forms and submit our application. Hoping and praying that everything will go well. 

Once we have completed the entire process and obtained our visa, I intend to post a blog entry on it as a guide for those married to foreigners from China.

For now, it is time to catch the Olympics badminton finals! Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) versus Chen Long (China)! 

8.25pm, Malaysian Time

Sunday, August 7, 2016

.: Thiirty8 :.

Hijab styles.

In conjunction with Singapore's 51st National Day celebration, my enterprising niece is selling her adult and children hijabs at discounted prices. For those interested in making some purchases, her label Thiirty8 can be found at:

Esplanade Waterfront / The Edge, Esplanade 
8 Aug 2016: 3pm – 10pm 
7 & 9 Aug 2016: 12pm – 10pm

Online purchases can be made via her Facebook and Instagram accounts. All prices stated are in Singapore dollars (SGD) and not inclusive of delivery charges. 

Off to shop!
7.57pm, Malaysian Time