Wedding update #5 Darn doorgifts

God, I’m terrible at these updates.

I’m starting to feel like this is no longer mine or Mumu’s wedding. (I probably felt like that from the very beginning and Mumu’s starting to see what I mean). So we got these pretty brooches for wedding, his mom wanted to give them out as wedding favors, we got them for a really good deal at a shop called Mydin. I think less than RM2 each, which is like 60 cents. We’re trying to save where we can (new baby and all), and we were really happy that we accomplished that, we were so scared that we had to spend RM800 on gifts for people we barely know. They’re not the big humongous brooches, they’re medium sized, hence the great price.

Well, apparently, his mother thinks they’re too small and it looks like they’re total absolute waste because now we have to go out and buy more brooches. I’m not going, its ridiculous. Who wears brooches anyways? She told Mumu its her friends, she wants them to have big brooches. The thing is, we cant return the medium sized ones because they’re not refundable (Malaysia is not customer friendly). And we missed the window to send over things to that region without paying for postage since my coworkers were heading that direction for a few days this week.

My family can’t even come 😦 I wish Mumu’s family at least consulted me on the date of wedding, so I could’ve seen what was a good time for my family. But my family is full of kids who still go to Elementary, Jr High and community college and my mom is a teacher. They can’t just skip the last 2 weeks of school. My sister has finals and my mom has students. Its not going to happen. So Mumu broke it down to his mom that no one is coming from my side and none of our friends can afford it, especially with only 6 month notice.

So now, I think she realises that the date selected doesn’t fit our life schedule. For instance, Mumu has to work extra days because his fiscal work year starts in July. So he currently has a few vacation days from now till July. The wedding is in June, he’ll probably have to request for unpaid leave and they’ll cut it out of his salary.

This isn’t how I pictured my wedding, I wanted simple and special to us. I like small wedding, I did

I help make invitation and holiday cards all year long for my organisation, and I love it. I get really into the paper texture and printing specs, fonts and color combos. Its sad but I haven’t even begun to look at wedding invitations, something that comes naturally to me, I don’t have the heart to do.


Vlogging is hard without any pants on

I wanted to start vlogging with Hamza and Mumu. 

The problem is, when I get home, I immediately go pantless. Actually, we all strip down, including Hamza, so I’m not sure how comfortable people would be watching us in our underwear. I use to wear pajamas when I was living with other people, now I don’t even bother. If I could, I would be without pants all day everyday. But I usually have to go out in public, to work and the grocery store, unfortunately that requires bottoms.

I think at first Mumu thought it was weird, but he soon realised the joy I was experiencing and joined me in the pantless party. 

Anyways, hopefully in the next year I can learn how to edit videos and put on some pants.


Mumu gave my baby a moustache and intense eyebrows, I have no idea how we entertained ourselves before Hamza came along. 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park


We went to the KL Bird park the other weekend. So many gorgeous birds and the weather was hot and humid. We enjoyed it, we went with our friends and their kids, their kids were toddlers, so I think they had a lot more running around than us.

We put Hamza in the Boba 3g and wandered around. I think Hamza enjoyed the park, but I don’t think he realised there were birds. Maybe when he’s older we’ll take him around. I was willing to go for several more hours as I’ve never been there before but I think my friends’ kids were all tuckered out, so we had to leave after 2 hours.

I felt like I didn’t get my money’s worth as its around 45 bucks for foreigners and only 22 bucks for locals. I’m not a local and neither is Mumu, so yes, I would’ve explored twice as much.

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lunch with birdies


Wedding update #4 The Wedding dress

I have no idea where or how to start.

I haven’t found any dress that I can totally say yes this is the dress, I love it. I’m buying it right now!

Everything is I like this part of it but not the top. Or this material looks weird or the beading is ugly. I don’t mean to be picky. But it has dawned on me that I would really like to look pretty and the nitpicky side of me is cruel.

Below are the dresses I tried on but didn’t love



Things I want

-Tulle skirt with lace details. I didn’t think I would like tulle, but it looks like I’m floating.
-I wanted sleeves since mumu doesn’t like tube dresses and I don’t wear sleeveless stuff. But sleeves are hard to find in a wedding dress. So I guess I’ll go with sweetheart neckline and a bolero.
-I love lace details and pretty beading, none of that chunky gawdy sequins or rhinestones. I don’t like shiny things.
No ruffles or crazy tiers, nothing too sexy

You know how when you think of a typical wedding dress with nothing crazy out there. I want to wear a tulle and lace version of it, I can’t find that look in KL. Everything is so blung out and shiny.

Mumu’s mom wants a wow memorable wedding dress and he keeps telling her I’ll be wow in anything because I’m an Asian chick getting married in Africa. It will be memorable.

Anyways, there’s a company retreat to Vietnam in a couple of weeks. I was hoping I try my luck there. I heard the quality and tailoring is great there. So fingers crossed I find something and Miss Nitpicky decides to stay home.

He’s standing…lord help me



Everyone I know is so excited for Hamza to walk. I’m hoping that he can chill and crawl for a bit more before he attacks everyone with his running around. He already crawls with amazing speed. Him on two legs sounds tiring…for mommy.


Car riding machine thingies



I put him in one of these without adding the coins. He was really really excited.

It was intense.


I hope this isn’t a sign of how he’s gonna drive in the future.

Hamza eyelid bug bite


My poor baby got attacked by a mosquito when he was asleep. He’s fine now, but before he looked so puffy.