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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Raya 2015

Selamat Hari Raya ! 
Eid is usually celebrated like a maximum of 3 days for a lot of people, but personally it's still Raya to me until Syawal ends hehe. 
Anyway, this post is going to be a lengthy one because I have a lot of pictures I wanna put on my blog. 
When I say a lot I'm not even kidding.. so be prepared for a loooong scroll down haha. 

DAY 1

So on pagi raya, my family and I went to my Aunty Nora's house to celebrate. Aunty Nora is my mum's sister and we literally live a 3 minute drive away, so our families are very very close. The following afternoon, we went to my step dad's grandmother's place, food was amaaaaazing. Started off with mihun kari, and then aglio olio pasta, lasagna and roasted lamb with the best mushroom sauce. There wasn't rendang in sight hahaha but it's fine since I had rendang at Aunty Nora's earlier. My mum, brother and I went home around petang cause we were kinda tired, so we took a short nap and freshen up before leaving for my step-grandmother ; Ta's house in Bangsar. 


































DAY 2

My mum and my step dad dropped Zicky and I at our dad's place around 12PM, hung around the house for a bit before leaving for Melaka at 2. I was really excited to see my cousins because it's quite difficult for us all to get together at the same time. Even though we don't see each other as often, we are all really close !  I think it's because of the age gap, all of us are either 1 or 2 years apart from the next 'older' cousin so yeah. When I got to Melaka, we didn't really do anything besides watch tv and talk and munch on butterscotch cookies. So my second day outfit wasn't put into raya use at all (which is why I wore it again on the fourth day of Raya). But the same night, the whole family went to this new mall called 'The Shore' and we had Haagen Dasz before heading to our moyang's house in Kampung Morten to play fireworks. Not like pop pop and stick bunga api(s), but those big bang fireworks that are New Year's Eve-worthy a.k.a the ones that make sakit telinga - almost pekak warzone noises outside the house which disrupt the entire peaceful ambiance of the neighbourhood haha. 








DAY 3

That morning my cousins and I had McD for brunch. Hilariousness happened when Uncle Amai wanted to pass Haiqal the Milo Ais but the cup kind of bumped onto something and spilled all over the table AND on me and Haiqal hahahaha. But all is well. Praise the Lord, I was wearing black sweatpants !!! When we got home, Hannah and I passed out until petang. SO unladylike of us to just tidur the whole day, but we couldn't sleep the whole night since we slept in the same room as the babies so both of us kept being woken up by the babies' cries. Later on, the whole family went out for seafood dinner by Sungai Duyong ; where the boys found an abandon boat and Haiqal couldn't get off the boat that Uncle Amai had to come and rescue. So funny hahahaha. We all also stayed at the new Swiss Garden hotel near my moyang's house that night. It's like a huge cousin sleepover party in different rooms I swear hahaha. Boys had weird dance parties, girls went down to The Shore to look for makeup, and then back up to watch a show about brides designing their dresses on TLC. Followed by all of us having maggi together at 3AM before passing out. Raya like no other, I tell you. 


































DAY 4 

Woke up early on the fourth day just to get ready so that we could take photos on the 30th floor. And then we had the hotel's breakfast buffet. The whole family went up to the 30th floor with us again after breakfast to chill before going back to our rooms to get ready for check out. After check out, we went to nenek's to get a few of our stuff, and then had lunch at King's before we parted ways and said goodbye :( Oh and achievement unlocked : I drove back to my place from Seremban. Furthest I've driven so far ! My dad was sick so he drove from Melaka until the R&R so I took the wheel from there. The only downside was that I got speed trapped..... I was driving over the speed limit haha. But oh well. I learn from mistakes. 































Kak Long is 5 months pregnant !!! SO EXCITED TO BE AN AUNTY OMG. "Aunty Izza" hahahahaha

DAY 6

Day 5 was spent lazing around at home but I had something to do again on Day 6. I drove to Country Heights in Kajang for Ando's (His real name is Fariz, that's his KYS nickname) barbecue. His house is freaking beautiful. I'm a sucker for Victorian architecture ; brick walls, wide driveways, big doors, gardens, wooden floors. Ah, I love ! I love modern futuristic architecture too but there's just something so classic about houses like Ando's. Anyway, I reached Ando's a little before 6 I think. Su (Ando's girlfriend) and Irfan were there already, boys were trying to set up the barbecue pit, Su and I helped arrange food in bowls, etc. Majority of them were Irfan's batch mates from KYS, so it was really nice making friends with them. Most of the time, I was with Su, Nahd, Nadd, Azreen and Jackie. We sat at the coffee table inside and I had a lot of fun talking to them, exchanging opinions, sharing recipes, sharing food even haha. Went crazy for the banana pudding Su brought. I think out of the two trays Su brought for the whole barbecue, 1 and a half of it went into our tummies. The girls and I even got Ando to give us a house tour hahaha. I made a move around 10-ish and I was the first to leave. 




Su says I look like Pizzo (Irfan's nickname in KYS), and I say she looks like Ando. I guess we tend to look more like our significant others after a while haha. 



That's it for my raya post ! Though I'm not done celebrating yet cause I have Irfan's open house this Sunday, but that I'll write a separate post. Sorry not sorry for the spam of photos (note : first raya having a camera) !  I hope everyone's raya was as good as mine, if not better. x

21 comments:

  1. Konnichiwa!! Haha finally..love ur photos and loooveee ur skin..so flawless<3..may Allah bless u<3

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    1. Hahaha thank you so much ! My skin just looks better on camera I think. May Allah bless you too <3

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  2. Your raya celebration was so lovely. Hannah is your cousin from your dad's side or your mom's?

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    1. Thank you ! I'm sure yours was as well. Hannah is my cousin from my dad's side :)

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  3. irfan currently doint what?

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  4. Hi izza!! You and your cousins are so close! Its so nice having cousins of the same age group. My cousins are all in their late 20s and im 17 boohooo. Anyways, after spm I wanted to start blogging. I want to channel my thoughts somewhere and I thought blogging would be perfect but how do I get people to read my blogs. I dont wanna be channeling my thoughts to nobody. I really hope it works out, any advice?

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    1. Hii ! Haha yeah, I think our parents planned it all. You should definitely start blogging ! But don't make gaining readers your priority though, because I think that just takes the sincerity out from the whole blogging process haha. But each to their own opinion. Just focus on writing what you want for yourself, and readers will come to you slowly. My blog was private for years before I decided to make it public (but I had to delete everything so boohoo). Just put your blog URL on your instagram / other social network bio and people will be tempted to click on it haha. Good luck ! :)

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    2. Thank you so much izza! :)

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  5. Found your blog looking for posts on the Silkygirl Perfect Stay Eyeliner and that "Let's Talk Makeup" post was gorgeous!

    Your blog is so understated yet so beautiful..

    I am Hari by the way.

    https://fiercepaint.wordpress.com/

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    1. Wow thank you so much, Hari !

      I just paid a visit to your blog and I think it's really, really cool that you blog about drugstore makeup !! Definitely gained a new reader here hehe.

      Nice meeting you ! x

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  6. Salam Izza! May i know what camera u are using for the pictures? How much is it? And where did you buy it? Sorry for the questions, hope you don't mind sharing it with me! :-) x

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    1. Wasalam ! I answered this in my F.A.Q page up there already actually haha but I use an Olympus Pen E-PL7 and a few photos up there are from my iPhone 5. I got it cheaper since I bought it from someone but not from an actual camera store, but you can pretty much find it anywhere. Price is about 2k+ :)

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  7. Hi izza, Swiss garden ok ke? I plan nak buat staycation kat situ. Hehe

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    1. Okay sangat ! The pool pun cantik, the rooms comfortable, the breakfast buffet sedap haha. Recommended ! Go for it :)

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  8. Hi! May I know what's your snapchat ID, pleaseee? :D

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    1. Hi Maya ! Haha I'm so sorry but my snapchat is strictly for friends ! If I ever decide to let other people add me, I'll be sure to announce on my blog xx

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  9. Hi Izza! I have a slight fashion crisis and I knew you would be the right person! My friend is having a raya open house next saturday and I need help. I have a baju kurung but I lost the top at the laundry. Do you know where I can find a baju kurung top? My skirt is the mermaid type, preferrably online cus I have school and trials are coming up :( I really like your white top the one youre wearing in your first pic, maybe something like that? Thank you so so much

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    1. Hii ! I see, try looking for tops on Zalora, that's where I got mine but I don't think they have the exact one since I got it months ago. Oh and try @byhannah on Instagram, she sells plain chiffon / satin tops too, and I think they'd look great with your skirt. Good luck finding ! x

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  10. hi izza! i really like your raya pictures, especially the first day of raya pictures! may i know how you edit them? thank you :)

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    1. Hi, thank you ! I used probably like +2 of the A6 filter on VSCO and adjusted ta bit he contrast / brightness / etc.

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