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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bonjour!

I am leaving for my honeymoon.

I know, another one, right? Ah well... Coincidentally a great many activities were planned for this year and what can I say? A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Have passport, will travel *happy grin*.

So, next destination?

London, Paris, Manchester and most probably some parts of Scotland.

When?

Starting from this weekend until the next. Oh, I really wish that I'd be going for at least two weeks but duty calls. I have only one week off and I'm making the most of it. So, flying out on a Friday and flying in again on a Saturday. Will be arriving in Kuching on Sunday afternoon.

I've read that the French are among the rudest people ever. But it's okay, I also heard that not saying Bonjour is considered rude by the French, so it's no wonder that the French are rude to us, we're being rude too, right?

So to prepare for the journey, I've tried to learn a few French words:

Bonjour - hello/ good morning
Bonne nuit - good night
Je m'appelle - my name is...
Au revoir - goodbye
Merci - thank you

So, hopefully I'll get to visit the places that I've always dreamt of going to (hint: Eiffel tower, the Louis Vuitton flagship store and Disneyland Paris).

To love and many more honeymoons in the future *ameen*.


xoxo Mrs Fashionista

Saturday, April 14, 2012

tHe Spring Live Active Run

I have officially registered for my first marathon.

Well, not exactly my first as I did sign up many, many moons ago for a marathon when I was a teen. Since then, age, bad eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle have caught up with me and I have become the victim of obesity. Although my level of obesity is not so severe, but obese it is. So, to combat weight gain and take control of my health, I have decided to participate in a marathon. A 10 km marathon. Like, seriously, a 10 km marathon.

No, I am not kidding.

Oh, this is the advert by tHe Spring:



There are a few categories that runners can choose from, depending on your age and sex. And there's even fun runs for kids. And just in case if anyone of you out there would like to follow suit, for more details click [here].

So, I have about 2 months to prepare for a 10 km run (I really can't believe that I'm doing this, but I'm sticking to it), so let's do this. One thing for sure, I will blog about my run soon.

To better health and more marathons (I hope).


xoxo Mrs Fashionista xoxo

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fashionista's Travels: Phuket, Thailand

How can you not love Thailand? I was in Bangkok last December and traveled to Phuket in February and during both travels, I find the Thais to be such nice people and Thailand is such a great place to go to. Rather than I blog about how great my trip was, I'll let y'all be the judge and here are the photos:


Where we stayed, Samkong Place, Phuket Town.


The room. If I'm not mistaken, a room at Samkong Place would cost you less than RM100 per night. And they have complimentary breakfast too! =)


It's about 5 minutes walking distance to Bangkok Hospital.


Went to Patong on this.


Hard Rock Cafe, Phuket.


A Hard Rock t-shirt is a must!


There's plenty of shirts like this if you fancy this kind of style.


These guys are actually promoting Muay Thai. Their tagline? "Tonight!" Repeated on and on until the word kinda gets stuck in your head.


Karon beach. It's about 10 to 15 minutes drive from Patong.


The boats at Karon beach.


Simon Cabaret. A tranvestite show. And just in case you're wondering, there's no hanky-panky shows at Simon Cabaret. 


Raden with the performers. FYI, they're all male. A photo would set you back at least THB100 (but they do accept any amount that you give them).


Then it's my turn. They're super nice and pretty.


Went for a trip to the islands the very next day. This is the famous Maya beach, where the movie The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) was shot.


As you can see, there's so many people at Maya Beach. A word of advice, don't travel during peak period and it would appear that February is certainly one of those peak periods.


Not far from Maya Beach. I must say that this is among one of the best shots that I took of our trip. There's more photos on my Pinterest if you'd like to check them out =).


Snorkeling near Phi Phi Island. The color of the sea is an incredible shade of turquoise but be forewarned, the sea is incredibly salty.


This is Phi Phi Island, specifically Phi Phi Don (I think).


Boats at Phi Phi Island.


Kai Island. Kai is actually a Thai word for chicken. From afar, the island looks like a giant turkey, hence the name Kai.


This is Bangla Road. They have Agogo shows, which is kinda like an x-rated show of so many different acts. I decided not to go for the Agogo show (I don't think I'm an Agogo person) but if you're thinking of watching such a show, it's THB900 per show.


And if you don't feel like going for a show, there's pole dancing that you can watch for free. However, I doubt that these are real women (if you know what I mean).


This is the boxing complex. It's actually right behind Jungceylon Mall (the shopping mall not far from Bangla Road). However, I didn't get to watch a boxing match, actually I don't think I'd have the stomach to watch a real-live boxing match. Maybe, next time.


Went to Wat Chalong. One of the popular temples in Phuket.


Me, mimicking one of Buddha's poses in the temple. Oh, if you're thinking 'bout visiting a temple, let me tell you that temples are considered as a sacred place (as if you don't know, right?) and they have a no shoes/ slippers policy so, you can leave them outside near the door if you like, and you must also be properly attired inside the temple (i.e. no provocative clothes).


Part of the temple complex. 


Us, in front of the temple.


The Big Buddha, Phuket. You can see the Buddha even from Patong beach! And this place is like 30 minutes away from Patong.


The view of Phuket from the Big Buddha. 


Had some coconut ice-cream after climbing up the Big Buddha. It's huge man! The Buddha, not the ice-cream.


This van is so Scooby Doo.



A cool retro Volkswagen van that serves as a mobile bar selling alcohol in front of Hard Rock Cafe.


Walking the streets of Patong can be a hot and sticky affair so you might find plenty of fruit stalls by the side of the road, ready to serve you fresh coconut juice or blended fruit juice. A freshly cut coconut or blended fruit juice would cost somewhat around THB40 to THB50.



There's even stalls selling pancakes and waffles. Pancakes costs somewhere around THB50.



The five of us. From left, Nazar, hubs, Qayyum and Intan.


Happy honeymooners we are.


Hubs getting a last look at Phuket. We will certainly be back. It was an absolutely wonderful trip, we can't wait to look forward to extend our next trip to Phuket to include Krabi and Koh Samui =).

To wanderlust and hot sunny beaches.

xoxo Mrs Fashionista

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Malay Wedding: White Studio Photography

[This post is long overdue, it's been almost five months since the wedding; it's just that I've had a hard time choosing the photos that I liked most]

I love white studio photos. Seriously, they're amazing! Let me show you some of the photos taken by Ise Razak for our white studio pre-wedding at his studio in Kubah Ria.














Some people actually don't like it when their head gets cut off in the photos but I don't mind it at all.








The balloons and the props were all prepared by Ise. He even called us before hand to ask what color were our outfits so that the balloon would match our outfit. 








I love this photo. Too sweet for words =).









This photo was finally chosen to be printed for the wedding. Ise prepared and printed everything all within the span of four days! Thank you so much Ise =).
















And this is actually one of my favorite shots. 


Oh, I forgot to mention, this post is all about me, so if you don't like me that much, you shouldn't have scrolled down *cheeky grin*.

To love and weddings and happily ever after.

xoxo Mrs Fashionista