January 17, 2015

Blessed;more gifts!


Salam and Hi!
It was my birthday on the 14th & as usual every year I went on a date with the bestie!
But this year with Little Amani..
phewww.
Hahahaha.

pheww cuz she didn't wanna sit in her car seat we brought along and the chairs there were high chairs!
>.< 
Not really baby friendly..
Also cuz they cook right in front of you. 
Didn't know this at first but since they weren't much people there so we decided to just proceed eating there. 



We had the basic set for each of us;
which was sort of a bad idea cuz we couldn't finish the whole thing hahaha.
It was definitely a nice experience to dine there,
what we personally love was the waiters there.
They were super friendly & funny too!
Teeheee.


Honestly, we didn't quite like the food, except for the salmon.
The salmon was loveeee.
The soup definitely compliments the salmon, which was nicely cooked.

In the basic set you get;
Miso soup
Mashed potato
Squid (Above photo)
Fried rice


Fish
...and my favorite;


Dorayaki!:D
I love the texture of this dorayaki!
I think it's just cuz I love anything with flour hahahaha.


Most of the photos are blurr, cuz I didn't bring the flash...:[

..and let me share with you what the bestie got me for my birthday!



Super cute, yes??
:D


From left, a handcream, a lip & eye make up remover, a mask & the star of the day,
a lipstick!


Such a pretty color!<3
I never tried a coral-ish color before so more new things!:D


 It doesn't look too coral-ish in the photo but it really does.
Super pigmented- and it really stays on your lips!
Ehem I immediately wore it on our date:p


Etude House really does have a lot of cute stuff!
Back in Kuching I bought few stuff for the bestie from Etude House as well & man, it was so hard to choose cuz of all the cute stuff they have.
This hand cream looks like a castle and it smells HEAVENLY!


I am a sucker over hand creams & I am so happy that I get to add more to my collection!
I should really display my hand creams nicely teeeheee.



More face masks:P


Would you look at that??
Even the box is super cute (okay sorry for repeating this but really!!) the door can actually be opened,wahhh.
Hahahahahaha.


She also got us some stuff from Makkah, as she just got back from Umrah.:)



OKAY THIS.


*insert love-love eyed emoticon here*
SO CUTEEEEE OKAY??

..and another super cute ( too much 'cute' in a post oh shucks) sweater Little Amani got from Jojoe's cousin!
Ahhhhhhhhh the loveeee she gets.
Alhamdulillah.
:)


So blessed in so many ways,
Alhamdulillah thank you Allah.
Thank you dearest bestie, thank you mamak Jaja!
:D

Blog again soon!

January 16, 2015

January.


Salam and hello!
Nothing much to talk about lately I guess..
I've been feeling a bit down, I am not keen to share my sadness to you, so here are some photos from our BBQ gathering! 
It was planned as a new year gathering kind of thing, 
but I took the chance to kind of celebrate my birthday in advanced too, 
cuz the husband won't be around on the actual day. (Shameless, I know!hahaha)




If you haven't notice by now, 
our circle of friends is really small. 
 For me, I prefer to have a small number of friends; 
only those I could really trust.
By friends I mean friends that I really do keep in touch with, or meet occasionally.
These people are amongst the familiar faces.


But I do have lots of friend- but mostly are the 'hello and bye' kind of friends, you know? 

Turning a year older doesn't excite me as much anymore..
I honestly didn't feel anything at all this year. 

I am now 26 years old, 
...married, blessed with a daughter.
What more could I ask for?
Although now I do wish for good health, blessed marriage and stronger faith. 

It looks like this year is going to be a rough start as we are already being tested.. 
I guess it is really a time to reflect on things, to make myself a better person for my daughter and my husband.

A year older with bigger responsibility..
Apart from all the serious matters, 
I really hope we're going to be one joyful family. 
Amin. 

Happy Birthday to you too, 
January babies.

Blog again soon. 




January 8, 2015

Gifts from Korea + selfies!


Salam & Hellu!

:]

My sister in law just got back from Korea last week & my mother in law got back from Vietnam few weeks before that. 
Received few gifts from them; but today I'm just gonna share with you what my sister in law got for us!



Got loads of face masks yay!
It has been a while since the last time I pampered myself at home. 
My pores are noticeable now cuz after I gave birth I kinda neglected myself for a while too lol. 
I've tried The Face Shop's mask before & it did't quite do much for me, but we'll see how these works!
Some are for the husband too, we both need to start taking care of ourselves now instead of just taking care of the little one teeeheeee. 


Etude House's 101 Play Pencil liner!
This looks interesting & I cannot wait to try it!


My sister in law said this pencil can be used as eyeliner as well as eye shadow, how interesting!
Googled a bit about it; they have it in other colors too & there are a few colors that can be used as a concealer too. 
:D 


It's quite hard to wash off just with water, so I guess it it a BIT waterproof bahahaha. 
The color has a bit shine as well, something new for me to try. 


Cute t-shirts for the three of us!
:D 


A cute little bear for Little Amani & another fridge magnet to add in to our collection.
:)

Thank you, sis in law! 

*******************************

I do hope one fine day the three of us (my husband, little Amani & I) will get our turn to travel! 
..and I hope it's gonna be very soon.:/ 

Oh, here's some clearer photos from the header shoot. 
Lol. 


Uhmmm. 
Excuse my horrible looking eye bags! (& red eyes -.-)
It comes with the baby:p 
Mmmkays, maybe not cuz I have been wearing it for as long as I can remember hahaha.


I was actually trying to blog about the eye make up I did, 
also for the new header, 
but the photos didn't turn out as nice as I wanted it to be..
I didn't have enough time to take out the tripod & the remote cuz Little Amani wants my attention hahaha - like now. 
She's actually amused by my typing movements and laughing at it hahahaha! 
Not to mention trying to eat my laptop!>.<


Okay now,
it's not easy to type with a baby on your lap..so
i'll blog again soon!
:]

December 30, 2014

Life updates; Fresh start!


Assalamualaikum; Hello!

Phew. 

Okay. 
Hahahahahaha.

..because I have not been blogging for so long,
I think I have forgotten how to do this. 
But I've decided that I should keep on blogging so here I am!

I have a terrible headache right now so let's just do some quick updates about my life, okay?

I updated both my "About Me" section & my header;
I hope you like it!
Something more recent.

Quick recap;
  • I got pregnant December last year, gave birth July this year. 
  • Anything before and in between my pregnancy and after it; I CANNOT REMEMBER. 
Bahahahahahhahaha. 
This is why I should start blogging again!
..else I'll forget what area my highlights in life lolololol. 

Forgive this forgetful mommy, it's all after giving birth to a baby.
It seems like- out comes the baby, gone are all the memories wahahhaa. 


Other than baby stuff..
I just got chubbier and that's about it. 

Still need to brainstorm on what will my blog content will lean more to now...
So..
I'll blog again soon!
:]

August 30, 2014

My labor story; 27-07-2014 // Nur Amani Arissa ♥ - Part 1


Salam everyone!
:D 

The reason why I have been missing for so long lately is cuz I finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl!
Alhamdulillah..

I really wanna tell my story, 
but I am sorry if any of this will end so abrupt cuz I am stealing some time typing this while my baby is sleeping!
:P
She's definitely gonna wake up any time soon so..yeah.
:D 


I gave birth at 37/38 weeks of my pregnancy (if I am not mistaken) during the last day of Ramadhan.
So uhmm yeah, I had to listen to "takbir raya" on the hospital bed..without my baby next to me. 
Sad & happy at the same time..
sad cuz I was alone; I gave birth at 5.45pm & got out from the labor room at 7ish? 
So the husband couldn't stay with me at the hospital cuz of the limited visiting hours. 
My baby wasn't with me too, cuz she had to be admitted in a different ward as she was on antibiotic.. 
T-T
..but happy cuz finally my little squirmy is out of the belly..
means I can finally hug her and kiss her! :D 

Anyhoo,
I gave birth 3 weeks earlier than my due date, and the reason being is that my water sort of broke a little..
Apparently little squirmy's sack was torn cuz she was too naughty and active in my belly! 
I had to be admitted & stayed there for 4 days. 

..because of that we had to be monitored cuz of the possibility of infections & I was given antibiotic.
I didn't get any sort of contractions till I had to be induced three times!

Man, the thing that stressed me out so much was the stay, pretty much cuz I had to be alone (but with other patients) almost all the time.
Also cuz it was super duper hot there; and being pregnant (especially when it's really near to labor) makes one sweat so so much!
Obviously cuz it is my first pregnancy & I had no idea what to expect or what to do.. 
it also made me all nervous and anxious. 

The first 2 induce did me nothing. 
I did not feel any contractions at all, what more to say whether my body is ready for labor or not. 
Lol.
The 3rd one was the one, 
and MAN! 
Contractions sure does hurt so so much!



The contractions was so bad that we finally told the nurses that "maybe" I am ready to give birth. 
Honestly, I didn't even know whether what I was feeling are contractions..
I don't even know what I was feeling till Jojoe googled what it might be hahaha:p 


Ehhh.
I shall blog part 2 when I have the time okay?
My baby is awake I have to go attend her now!

Blog again soon, 
Hope you missed me!

May 2, 2014

Life & preggy updates!


Salam and Hello all!

So..I have reached my 25/26th week (Blaming my apps for these confusing weeks) of pregnancy! 
Alhamdulillah. 
Little squirmy is active as usual; well actually even more active lately!
Which made me happy cuz it's like my very own reminder that my baby's here with me. 

I have been eating laksa a lot, I really don't mind having it everyday..
hehehe. 

I have been updating more on my Dayre, mainly cuz it is easier for me to access cuz I do not have the luxury to actually sit down in front of my laptop and blog and upload photos and everything.
If you love reading my updates, or if you're curious to know what I had for lunch or what I wore or what my little squirmy is up to, go ahead and follow me there. 

dayre.me/erfinna

I went for a check up last Tuesday and found out that my hemoglobin is low.
:/
When the nurse told me the downside of it..
I admit that I immediately felt so scared and guilty.
I have been trying so hard to not think of any negative things throughout this pregnancy of mine, 
so I decided to focus on happier things, and to fix it rather than dwelling and worrying about what's gonna happen to my baby. 
I honestly leave it all to Him; I will try my very best to do what I can to keep my baby healthy. 


I need to start consuming more healthy food, increase my iron intake..
Gonna read more on what kind of food that has loads of iron. 
No wonder I have been suffering from terrible headaches and been feeling so tired and weak lately..
Dear squirmy, please be healthy and strong for us!
Amin. 

On the bright side, 
I HAVE been having good food;
we went for some good sushi last week.












Self reminder; make full use of your phone camera. 
The quality is amazing!:)
..and no, I did not have any of those raw sushis/salmons. 
Teeeheee. 
All I had was the salmon head, and mostly the tempuras. 

The husband made me some good food too while he was around!



..managed to only capture during the day we had those noodles hehehe. 

Apart from food..
Here's my tummy update!






..and we found our baby's bed!
yay!


Okay my back is starting to hurt again so I'm gonna leave you with two videos of little squirmy in my tummy!
The second one is taken earlier today;
little squirmy is extra active today!
So much love for our baby already.
:)
Alhamdulillah Ya Allah, 
Thank you.


#blessed #gratitude 


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I'll blog again soon!
:)