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Friday, 11 September 2015

19


It's been a couple of days since I turned 19 and I still can't believe how special everyone made it for me. I honestly had no expectations at all for my birthday this year because these past two weeks have been super stressful and I doubted that anyone even remembered that my birthday was coming up hahaha. I mean, I was asleep when midnight struck okay, I really had 0 excitement of turning 19 and I didn't even bother waiting to see who was going to wish me at 12 and all.. Haha. But I woke up the next morning smiling really wide and feeling really grateful. Alhamdulillah, I'm 19 and still breathing. My inbox was flooded with birthday wishes, and it just got me teary how blessed I am to have such amazing family and friends. 

I got dressed in my favourite colours (to wear) ; white and shades of browns. Georgette dUCk in Espresso, white shirt from H&M and these really nice and comfy palazzo pants I got from my friends Hana and Theera (they're planning to sell these soon so follow @puterihanna.co on Instagram !). Class was at 8 so I didn't bother to put makeup on haha. I got to class and everything was normal, nobody wished me except for Miza, and I was totally fine with that. Then I had another class at 10, nothing major happened too. I was just looking forward to going back home so that I could get ready to see Irfan. 

But after class, while I was walking, suddenly Hana showed up out of nowhere with balloons hahahaha. And that's when everyone wished me and insisted that I have lunch with them at Tryst. After we all sat down and everyone was talking to each other, the waiter came to our table with pancakes and a candle lit on top ! Omg whaaaat. My friends sang me a happy birthday and again, I was stunned by the sweet gesture !! They had a WhatsApp group to plan my surprise all along hahaha. 




Sneaky party planners


Mastermind
We've all been super busy (and super stressed out) these past two weeks trying to meet deadlines, and yet they still had the time to plan something out for me. Can't thank all of them enough. After running a couple of errands, I went back home to freshen up a little bit before driving off to Bangsar. 
Irfan was supposed to pick me up but out of all days, his car just had to be sent to the workshop on my birthday.. But it's okay. I didn't mind driving at all. 

I drove to Mateen's, and waited for him in the car outside. I was using my phone, probably scrolling down on Instagram and when I looked up, I saw Irfan in my side mirror and he was walking towards me with a huuuge bouquet of flowers with Mateen and Amirul behind him hahaha. Came out of the car all excited and Irfan handed me the bouquet and a paper bag full of gifts.

Felt like I won a beauty pageant or something hahaha
p/s : faces are cropped because I look like I don't have eyes #blamethesun

I got a few things from Irfan (all that I love sooooo much), but two things that stood out for me the most were definitely the tudungs (headscarves). I can't even describe how touched I am by the fact that he got me those. And also, his friends helped him choose, so can you imagine a group of boys in a tudung shop picking out tudung for me ?? It's hilarious but oh God, it warms my heart hahaha. I only started wearing tudung this year, and I was with Irfan waaay before I made that decision, so until this day, it really means a lot that I have his support. I don't think it's easy for any guy to watch his girlfriend change the way she dresses and cover up. But I know he loves me for the person that I am, and not just by the way I dress or look. What did I do to deserve him ?! I don't even know but I sure am lucky as heck. 

Spent the whole day together and then we went to his house for his sister's doa selamat. After the doa selamat, I hung out with some of his friends and Tania and Misha. 
So glad I got to see Tania on my birthday ! Didn't get to see the other 8 but seeing one of my best friends sort of makes up for it hahaha. 
The next day, I followed Irfan to KLIA to send Kak Imani off. Saying goodbye to her was really sad, and she's only coming back in May ! 
I can't imagine how hard it is for her family to live without her at home until then :( Time will pass quickly and she'll be back soon. Positive thinking. 

Anyway, my flight is tomorrow evening and I still haven't started packing. I have a rough idea of what to bring and all so I guess it shouldn't take too much time to pack.. but oh well I'll start as soon as I finish this post. I was lying down on the bed with my cat Dino earlier, and I was telling him that we (me, mama and Zicky) won't be home for 10 days. I got really emotional that I started crying and Dino just stared at me, confused. Hahaha. I just realised how much I'm going to miss my cats. 10 days without them ?! I feel homesick already :( Haih. I am really excited for the trip though, and I hope everything goes well. A bit anxious to be up in the air for long hours but insyaAllah, all will be fine. Pray for me ! I won't be bringing my laptop along, which means I won't be blogging until I get back (unless I really can't take it, then maybe I'll write a quick post using the iPad haha), so if you want to keep up with my trip to ______, I'll be uploading a lot of photos on Instagram. 

That's it for this post. Thank you so much for all the kind birthday wishes, and for still reading my blog despite the lack of updates. 
Love you guys ! Talk to you when I get back. x


32 comments:

  1. i loooooove your pants! happy belated birthday to you,Izza! Have a safe journey to your mystery destination :D xx

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  2. Happy belated birthday izza 🎂 you truly deserve all kind of happiness in this world. God bless ✨ izza where are you going im so so excited to know. London perhaps? Eh you dah start cuti sem? Hope you have a safe journey and enjoy your holiday 🎉

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    1. You're too sweet, thank you ! Haha no, I'm skipping 3 days of classes. x

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    2. Izzaaaa i teka london but you pergi Paris hehehe enjoy your holiday izza im going to have my Europe and london trip too this October. Hope you can post about your holiday so i can get some idea where to go etc

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    3. Hahaha tu la, close enough ! I'll blog about it for sure x

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  3. Izza you dah tak pakai skinny jeans dah eh?

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    1. Tak sebab macam jarang je nampak you pakai

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  4. where are you goingggg?

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    1. Just wait till I post pictures haha

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  5. OMG OMG YOURE IN PARIS OMG SO JEALOUSSSSSSSS HAVE FUN IZZA BESTNYA I WISH I COULD GO THERE TOO T______T

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    1. It's a dream come true for me ! Thank you <3

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  6. izza! your dw watch, is it 40mm or 36mm?

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    1. 36 ! My wrists are tiny haha. If you're getting it, get it on danielwellington.com and use the code 'atirah2015' during checkout. You get 15% offfffff

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  7. Izzaaaaa you're such an inspiration! I've been reading your blog and looking at your pictures on instagram, on and off. So proud of what you have become! So grown up! So stylish! Just to let you know, we used to be friends tauuu hehe :) keep on inspiring people okay xo

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    1. Awww thank you so much T.T This means a lot to me ! But why used to be friends ?! I lose touch with a lot of people but just say hi or text me whenever haha. 'Used to be friends' sounds so sad !! xx

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  8. Izza you selalu snap pics with yr camera kan, how do you upload them to instagram eh? Sorry noob haha

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    1. I send them to my phone. The camera has its own wifi feature, so I just use the app on my phone to transfer

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  9. Izza i think you should do an every day post of your trip in paris. Macam yg tania buat on her trip to seoul dkt her blog. Just my suggestion tho, im always looking forward to your blogposts hehehe too bad you didnt bring your laptop :-((((

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    1. Haha yeah I'm planning to do something like that, or maybe just compile everything in one post to make it easier. Tania pun blogged about it after she got back, not during ! :) Thanks for reading my blog xxx

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  10. Izzaaaa I really loves your blog! You have a good grammar & language. Do you speak English often?

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    1. Thank you ! Yeah I speak English as often as I speak BM. Seimbang la haha

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  11. Izza justin is in paris! Go find him hehe

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    1. I KNOW HE WAS BUT I COULDNT TRACK HIM DOWNNNNNN *CRIES*

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    2. Omg i thought u were gonna reply mcm "um no thanks haha" hahahahaha are you still a belieber? :p

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  12. Hi izza ! I came across your instagram acc and found yr blog. Honestly, I started reading yr post and found myself moving on from one post to the next. We're of the same age, but seeing you achive what you have now is indeed inspiring. I just love seeing how motivated and passionate you are in wtv yr doing. I hope to hv the same spirit as well and keep on having positive thoughts to myself as I am struggling w myself and myb life (God knows how). But above all, I just love to see what yr doing now - inspiring growing up ladies. Keep on posting, I'll be reading !

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    1. Hi Syafiqa (or do I call you Balqis ?) ! Thank you so much for reading my blog ! I haven't achieved much though, but we still have our lives ahead of us (insyaAllah) and I'm sure both you and I will accomplish great things by then. I hope you feel better and somehow manage to find the positivity you're looking for. You'll get through this. Again, thank you for taking the time to write to me ! x

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  13. Hey izza just wanna ask. For semester 2 will we still be in the same clasa with our classmate or not

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    1. Depends if your mentor puts you in the same class or not.. usually for one subject you'll have a few groups so tengok la which group you and your friends are. Sometimes sama, sometimes tak.

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  14. Izza you take photo using what camera, please share with me.. Hihi tq..

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  15. When do you get home from Paris? x

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