Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Dress and Shoes

This is crazy. A total absurd. How could I let myself be in this situation? I know, I am losing my mind. Yes, that's right.
Edward is one thing.
But the wedding dress?
And the shoes?!
Thankfully, I still have some sanity in me.This is me drooling over Bella's wedding dress and shoes...


Here for the shoes, Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pump. It cost USD 1295! And here for the wedding dress replica for USD 799. Alfred Angelo is the ONLY bridal manufacturer licensed to create Bella's bridal gown... just for us!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Azam

Assalamualaikum,

Zulhijjah semakin beranjak ke penghujungnya dan Muharram 1433H semakin menghampiri. Sudah tercapaikah azam 1432H dan sudahkah difikir-fikirkan azam tahun baru 1433H?

"Hablumminallah Wa Hablumminannas"
Hubungan baik dengan Allah dan hubungan baik dengan manusia. Aku selalu percaya kepada konsep ini. Kalau seorang manusia itu menjaga hubungannya dengan Allah dengan baik, InshaAllah, hubungannya dengan manusia pun akan baik juga. Sebaliknya, jika hubungan dengan Allah pun ala kadar, apa cerita pula dengan sesama manusia... Konsepnya sama dengan hubungan ibu dan anak seperti yang disebut dalam entri sebelum ini. Malah ini lebih penting, ini hubungan dengan Allah. Maha Pencipta. Al-Khaliq. Maha Bijaksana. Pemilik Cinta dan Kasih Sayang. Yang Abadi.

Jadi apa kata bersempena dengan tahun baru 1433H yang bakal tiba (dan juga Januari 2012), kita tekadkan salah satu daripada azam kita adalah untuk memperbaiki kualiti hubungan kita dengan Allah dan sesama manusia. Walaupun ringkas bunyi perkataannya, tapi dengan penghayatan, besar maknanya. Kemudian, berazamlah dengan azam-azam baik yang lain. Semoga kita semua menjadi manusia yang lebih baik daripada semalam.

Selamat Tahun Baru, Wassalam~

Nota: Terasa sedikit asing menulis mengenai azam dan tahun baru ketika diambang November. Perasaannya pun sedikit berbeza. Selama ni kehadiran Muharram disedari kerana cuti, bukan kerana semangatnya. Padahal secara fitrahnya Muharramlah yang patut dinanti dan dirai. Jadi pada penghujung 1432H ini, aku berazam untuk mula menyambut Muharram dengan semangat yang sepatutnya ^____^

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

F.R.I.E.N.D

“The important thing is not what we look like, but the role we play in our best friend’s life. Friends choose certain friends because that’s the kind of company they are looking for at that specific time, not because they’re the correct height, age, or have the right hair color” ― Cecelia Ahern, If You Could See Me Now

I am very much thankful for each friend I have for every stage of my life. In my great time or worst.

Though sometime it is hard to understand why they do what they did, I always believe that they mean no harm. They must have seen a better outcome. It's a friend's instinct to protect another friend. That's what we do - we protect our friend, from being hurt.

Thank you.

Tahniah Harimau Muda!

"Kalau engkau jatuh
Jangan engkau lemah
Kerana hidup mengajar kita
Jangan cepat mengalah
Bina yakin diri
Mampu kita lakukan
Tiada yang mustahil
Segalanya boleh
Kita bergandingan meraikan
Malaysia

Gemuruh suara
Jadi bangsa berjaya
Gemuruh perkasa
Bawah satu bendera
Nama kita bina
Diseluruh benua rasa bangga
Genggam amanat wira
Julang panji Malaysia"

Assalamualaikum,

[Memetik FB Sham Kamikaze] Alhamdulillah, Allah izinkan kemenangan skuad Harimau Muda di Stadium Gelora Bung Karno malam tadi... Tahniah kepada skuad Harimau Muda - kepada jurulatih, pegawai sokongan, para pemain - you guys rock!

Pingat Emas acara bola sepak ini sememangnya ibu segala pingat. Terasanya macam Malaysia menang keseluruhan Sukan SEA. Terasa terbayar semua penat lelah dan berbaloi semua layanan buruk sepanjang berada di temasya Sukan SEA ke-26 di Indonesia. Skuad Harimau Muda turun umpama ke medan perang - dengan jentera serangan, pertahan, strategi, pasukan kecergasan dan Barracuda! <-- "Barracuda" mestilah disebut dengan penuh bergaya dan seksi~ [Memetik FB Wardina Safiyya] Bola sepak malam tadi bukan hanya semata-mata sukan, ia juga menyatukan.

Sayu sungguh hati melihat Ong Kim Swee berlari comel ke arah pemain Malaysia saat Baddrol Bakhtiar menyempurnakan sepakan penalti kemenangan Malaysia. Oh jurulatih yang seorang ini memang beremosi. Rasa macam nak berlari sekali dengan beliau. Tak mengapalah Ong, walaupun diberi kad, walaupun terpaksa lepak dengan Shabery Cheek di belakang, walaupun Ref alasengal, walaupun pelbagai siri sinetron kita lihat atas padang, walaupun dilayan secara tidak sepatutnya, walaupun diserang doping team yang agaknya nak buat test kat tepi padang tu jugak, tapi Malaysia telah menang. Diulangi, MALAYSIA MENANG! Lepas ni Ong boleh senyum sedikit yer :D

Seronok membaca status FB hari ni. Semuanya merakamkan detik-detik cemas 120 minit plus penentuan penalti. Bertambah seronok juga melihat ramai yang memakai jersi Malaysia. Bola sepak Malaysia ada masanya mengecewakan. Tapi hari ini adalah hari untuk berbangga dengan Tigers sekelian. Jadi aku pun berbaju kuning - tak sempat nak beli jersi Malaysia sama ada yang kuning, biru, mahupun Panthera Team Malaysia :p Jersi yang aku ada hanyalah jersi Arsenal, tu pun dari zaman belajar. Hehehe~

Bak kata Zainal Abidin Hassan, kalau kita tak boleh menang, jangan kalah. Fuh sungguh dalam maksud lagenda tersebut. Mungkin itu yang Tigers buat malam tadi - tidak kalah. Memang sakit hati bila Garuda memungut mata pertama perlawanan seawal minit ke-5. Rasa menurun juga semangat. Mujur la Tigers sekelian tak mengalah awal. Jadi gol Asra pada minit ke-33 memang keramat yang memberi harapan untuk Malaysia - kita belum kalah. So they fight. Ikutkan hati, tak kira la hati siapa pun, memang tak mahu sampai 120 minit perlawanan. Apatah lagi penentuan penalti. Akibat terlalu cemas, sepanjang penentuan penalti aku berdiri melekat di dinding rumah. Hahahahahaha. Rasa sikit kecewa bila Bonai berjaya, rasa macam tak percaya si Fakri begitu, rasa seronok bila Gunawan gagal, rasa hebat bila Fahmi berjaya selamatkan tendangan Ferdinand dan rasa wow wow wah bila tendangan Baddrol slomo je masuk ke gawang Garuda.

Tepi, tepi! Saya pun nak berlari-lari!
Bergegar rumah sewa dengan jeritan kemenangan. Rumah sebelah siap bakar bunga api yer. Sayu dan bangga bila lagu Negaraku berkumandang di Gelora Bung Karno. Negaraku, tanah tumpahnya darahku. Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju. Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan. Raja kita selamat bertakhta.

Menang atau kalah, ada satu perkara yang aku nak sampaikan kepada FAM. Tolonglah buat sesuatu dengan stamina pemain kita. Bonai tu segar bugar cergas sampai ke akhirnya sedangkan pemain kita pancit. Rasanya aku tak layak nak komen pretasi Tigers malam tadi, they know better. Ref, sinetron dan apa sekalipun bukan alasan.

Well done Tigers!

Nota: Sangat sukalah dengan replay gol Asra dan Baddrol. Timeless! Guys are only allowed to run like kids, hug each other and cry in football ;)

Wassalam.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Anticipating Breaking Dawn - Part 2

"Charlie, I realize that I’ve gone about this out of order. Traditionally, I should have asked you first. I mean no disrespect, but since Bella has already said yes and I don’t want to diminish her choice in the matter, instead of asking you for her hand, I’m asking for your blessing. We’re getting married, Charlie. I love her more than anything in the world, more than my own life, and – by some miracle – she loves me that way, too. Will you give us your blessing?"
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.15

"For just an instant, listening to the absolute confidence in his voice, I experienced a rare moment of insight. I could see, fleetingly, the way the world looked to him."
Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.15


I see Bella and Edward twirling on their wedding day as I am listening to the wedding version of Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth". The book never mention their wedding song, and there would be no other songs as perfect as "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" for the event. Bella and Edward danced to this song on their prom - it was specifically chosen by Kristen Stewart, so I heard. Bella’s foot was encased in plaster and Edward... I think that was the only prom Edward ever attended. In addition, if you listen to the original version and then the wedding version, you'd sense the transition between Edward and Bella's relationship from "prom" into "wedding". So yes, I agree with Robert Pattinson that Breaking Dawn Part 1 do have Twilight mood in it.


"I’ve been waiting a century to marry you, Miss Swan."
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.28

"Let me introduce you to my wife."
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.54

"Enjoying the party, Mrs. Cullen?"
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.55


Finally, Edward would officially be a married man. *sigh!*
It doesn't feel that real when it stays in book. Hahaha. My Twilight Saga journey seems to calm down a bit on the wedding day. After 3 books - convincing Edward that "it doesn't matter" even if the lion falls in love with the lamb, crying my heart out over his "no" answer, jumped off the cliff then fly half the world to save him and finally accepting the proposal [that makes me smile the whole season] - my heart can have a rest in Breaking Dawn. It is not easy to handle the rush of feelings... Well, that was before I realized there would be a baby girl involve!

What I want to see - there are so many! Splitting Breaking Dawn into two parts is brilliant. It is a long and heavy book. I took extra time to finish it. Because of that, we need Renesmee to cheer up Breaking Dawn Part 2. After all, nobody can escape from her charm ^_____^
So before we get to the toughest part, let's just enjoy the first half of everything:

- The "before" car!
- Edward and Bella breaking the wedding news to Charlie
- Bella breaking the wedding news to Renee
- Alice's wedding preparation
- The wedding!
- Pregnant Bella
- Edward


While Bella hated her "before" car and misses her truck, human population is awed by it. It is a Mercedes S600 Guard, Bella darling. A Mercedes S600 Guard.

Billy Burke played his part very well in previous movies. I can't imagine other actor being Charlie. I really want to see Charlie's reaction upon receiving the news. You know, the part when Bella explain how Charlie changes colors. Haha. That scene can be awesome! Other than that, I hope more Charlie - Bella's moments would survive. They were timeless, especially the part when Charlie sits down and realized that Bella's wedding is in few hours... As a clueless parent who love his daughter so much and hating the boyfriend at the same time, handing Bella's hand for marriage is the hardest thing for Charlie.

Renee was portrayed as a teenage-adult all the while. But I was really touched by her response for Bella's decision to marry Edward. I am hoping to see that motherly advice and comfort in Breaking Dawn Part 1. Considering the wedding was number one than boiling live puppies, I think that Renee must have suppressed her intelligence under her childish personality :p And of course I want to see Renee holding on to Phil's arm and holding Charlie's hand while sending Bella.

A wedding requires perfection and to have a psychic as your wedding planner is a bonus! Nothing could go wrong in Alice's hands. But any wedding planner would have a hard time working with a bride named Bella. Haha. I expect to have fun watching Alice preparing Bella for her wedding. Imagine her bossing Bella and Charlie to comply with her plan.... actually she'll be bossing everybody. *wink* In the book, Rosalie chip in and help with Bella's hair. I really, really hope they would keep this part and gives Rosalie a chance to make things up with Bella [Yes, this scene made up into the movie! Yeay~].

Here comes the important part - the wedding reception. The production must make sure they got this one scene right. The wedding scene - as soon as Bella walk down the stairs until she found Edward and reach the altar - was pictured perfectly in the book. Two major challenges would be to depict the Bella's feeling and mood and to transport the set out from the book into the screen.
Wedding is the most important day for a girl. Bella’s decision to marry Edward Cullen make the day bigger than anything in the world. A girl is letting go everything in her life for one love. Her decision gives a whole new meaning to starting a new life after marriage. They must make us feel the "my world, which had been upside down for so long now, seemed to settle into its proper position" sensation.

I'm not going to elaborate the honeymoon scene. I am pretty sure people are looking forward for this a little bit too much. And I am damn sure the production team know what they need to do :p So let's skip everything and proceed with pregnant Bella. In the book, this part is seen through Jacob's perception - you're in his head, using his words. Reading through Jacob's is very much interesting, especially his perception towards Edward. Bella sees Edward as her world, but Jacob sees Edward as Edward - the enemy, the one guy who had steal his love and now going to get her killed. For a moment, passing the saga to Jacob seems brilliant. It releases us from all the Bella-Edward-lovey-dovey. For that short moment, we get to see what we never see and we get to understand Jacob more. Should I expect something from this movie?

Since Jacob got to share his perception, then it would be great to see the Edward Cullen from Jacob's point of view. Furthermore, it is not only Edward, this is Edward in his most hopeless, lifeless and worst situation. Team Edward would understand it with their soul, but can Team Jacob be fair to this guy? I really hope the production would show something new through Breaking Dawn Part 1. We love Edward, but we want to see more of his side, and Jacob too.

I am counting the minutes and seconds for 24th November. Rotten Tomatoes rated Breaking Dawn Part 1 as 28% with "Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it's strictly for fans of the franchise" comment. Ya, ya , ya. I can't blame them. Twilight Saga sits in its own class and not many can understand it :p

If Christina Perri's "Thousand Years" speaks for Bella, I find Sleeping at Last's "Turning Page" to speak for Edward. So I'm leaving you with the song as I'm getting ready to attend Edward and Bella's wedding reception. Will I see you there? ^_____^

Note: I'm dedicating this song to Oppa. May one day you'll find a girl worth to fall in love to and she'll be the turning page of your life <3!


Turning Page
by Sleep at Last

I’ve waited a hundred years.
But I’d wait a million more for you.
Nothing prepared me for
What the privilege of being yours would do.

If I had only felt the warmth within your touch,
If I had only seen how you smile when you blush,
Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough,
I would have known what I was living for all along.
What I’ve been living for.

Your love is my turning page,
Where only the sweetest words remain.
Every kiss is a cursive line,
Every touch is a redefining phrase.

I surrender who I’ve been for who you are,
For nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart.
If I had only felt how it feels to be yours,
Well, I would have known what I’ve been living for all along.
What I’ve been living for.

Though we’re tethered to the story we must tell,
When I saw you, well, I knew we’d tell it well.
With a whisper, we will tame the vicious seas.
Like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Worth to Live Through

Assalamualaikum,

Plato said: "Courage is knowing what not to fear".

We have questions, we demand for clarifications and we have the need to feed the curiosity. But would asking the questions and getting the answers make any difference? Would knowing what we want to know sufficient to our soul? How much would we sacrifice and how far we would risk for an answer? Would it worth losing as much as much it is worth winning? On the other hand, what's wrong with not knowing? What's wrong with not knowing the answer? Everything comes with a price. Are you willing to pay the amount? Can you afford it? Would you even care to check the price tag?

If you have a question, if you need a clarification, if you are so curious to know, you must ask yourself - what are you getting from the answer? Take your time to think deeper and more rationale. You need to listen to your heart, but you must use your brain. Some questions are better left unspoken - because it would not make any differences, because you won't be able to accept the answer, because you'll need to risk everything you have, because it is not worth losing or winning. Think - am I prepared for what's coming after this? It is pointless to regret when it is too late. You can't undo what's been said.

Lies are easy to hear, truths are hard to handle. Which one do you prefer? How many of us rather live with lies than to accept the truth? So we say that lies only hurt you, truths kill. But wait until the truth hits you. Truths and lies, live and die... What's the different between living a lie than die?
Truth is more painful than lie and betrayal joined together because we know that is the reality, because it is solid and because we know nothing would change the fact. But truths give us closure. A period. A reason to start a new beginning. To move on. You need to finish a chapter to complete a story.

Always prepare yourself for the worst case scenario. You must know your limit. Are you strong enough? Decide when you are done with your reasoning. Not before you're clear about everything. Don't step forward into a game you know you can't survive. Love yourself and consider the people who care about you. Never participate in a suicidal mission. Do not be an idiot who breakdown meaninglessly.

An anonymous said: "Being strong does not mean avoiding the truth. It means accepting it, learning about it, and dealing with it head on". So no matter how rough life is, no matter how hurt you are, no matter how unpleasant things are, be strong. If you stumble, get up and continue walking. Take your time to accept the hard times, learn from life and deal with whatever challenges you might have in life. If it going to be tough, makes sure it is worth to live through.

Wassalam.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Anticipating Breaking Dawn




The most anticipated wedding is just around the corner! I am frustrated for not being able to join Esme and Renee for the wedding preparation. And I am mostly sad to let Alice have all the fun by herself :p What can I say… life is a little bit too busy lately. I don’t even get the chance to follow on the progress of the movie – I don’t know the gossips or the hot stuff. I am the worst Twilighters. Sigh~

Finally, this is coming to an end – the good end. We are going to see what we’ve been imagining all this while – the wedding dress, the old comb, the wedding reception, Alice’s dress, Isle Esme… And with the confirmation of Rob and Kristen’s relationship, there are so much more to anticipate!

Writing this entry with Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” playing on the background, I have to say that Twilight is no longer about a charming vampire name Edward and a clumsy human girl named Bella falling in love with each other. It is funny when after all these years, my perception has changed. I too had fall in love with Edward. But the more I read, the more I watch, the more I see that it is all about a woman’s decision.

I have the same question as Edward had few years back – how can Bella be too sure about their relationship? How can she just made up her mind to trade off everything and go against the whole world? Love is not the answer, even for an Edward. We made stupid and reckless decision in the name love… but it is the why part that we can’t explain. We feel it and hope that others will eventually understand the feeling.

“I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more”

A woman’s heart is not something you can learn from books or psychology theories. She has her own mind. She doesn’t do stupid stuff unless she can reason it well.

“And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more”

Some of us are characters from books; some of us are just readers.

A Thousand Years
By Christina Perri

Heartbeats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more
Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more
One step closer
One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Women We Love



Assalamualaikum,

The song entitles "Women I Love" by Zain Bhikha.
It is such a lovely song. It touches my heart and made me cry.
Women are love as a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister. No matter how independent and strong we are, women are still delicate creature - like a fragile butterfly. And all a woman need is a guy in this song. A guy who understand that women are gift from Allah. A guy who would love, value, and cherish his mother, his wife, his daughter and his sister.

I am sure you've heard this - when you're looking for a future husband, pay attention to how he value his mother. If he treats his mother well, then he is a good guy. If he doesn't, then you know... I truly agree with that statement. Why? Because I could not imagine what kind of guy that did not value a woman who gave birth to him. If he can't appreciate his mother, what is the guarantee that he would appreciate a wife and a daughter?

Guys, some of you might find the statement unfair. But wouldn't you want to sleep better at night, knowing that your sister and daughter are in good hands? Be the guy you would want your sister and daughter to marry.

The best appreciation a guy could give to a woman is by being grateful and by thanking Allah for giving him the woman in his life.

Wassalam.


Women I Love
By Zain Bhikha

For as long as, I remember
You were there for me
A young woman, growing older
But always mum to me
My heaven lies under your feet

Now I look at you and there's a few more, wrinkles and lines
But I still see the same beautiful smile
And it hurts to know someday the light will fade from your eyes
Cos you're the woman I love
You're the woman I love, my mother
You're the woman I love

Life just passes by
a fragile butterfly
I thank Allah to have you by my side

It seemed my heart beat, a little faster
The day I held your hand
We were young then, learning together
To love and understand,
You helped me to be who I am

Now after all these years, I look at you, my beautiful bride
My whole life is right there in your eyes
And Allah allows me every day to wake up with your smile
‘cos you’re the woman I love
You're the woman I love, my wife
You're the woman I love

Life just passes by
a fragile butterfly
I thank Allah to have you by my side

How could I, describe the feeling
of holding you that day
From the moment, of your first breath
You stole my heart away,
There’s nothing about you I’d change

Now I will stand by you, as you spread your wings, in this great big world
But you’ll always be my little girl
And I pray Allah will keep me by your side long enough for you to learn
That you’re the woman I love
You're the woman I love, my daughter
You're the woman I love

Cos Life will pass us by
you are my fragile butterfly
I thank Allah to have you by my side

The greatest blessing
That I have
Are the women in my life…

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Penghujung Pencarian



"If someone wants to be a part of your life, they'll make an effort to be in it. So don't bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn't make an effort to stay."
(Credit to Lovely Afifah for her ever inspiring FB status)


Assalamualaikum,

Macam sangat suka lagu "Penghujung Cintaku" ni ^_____^ Jadi entri kali ni ditujukan khas kepada semua yang telah tiba di penghujung mencari cinta; iaitu perkahwinan.

I think I like this song so much because of "tiba diriku di penghujung mencari cinta" phrase. We talk more about first love, we want to experience the first love, we value first love more than anything...

Anybody can have that first love. I'm done with it :p
Sekarang, aku cuma mahu jadi penghujung pencarian cinta seseorang ^____^

Wassalam.




Penghujung Cintaku
Pasha ft. Adel

Berakhir sudah pencarian cintaku
Jiwa ini tak lagi sepi, hati ini tlah ada yang miliki
Tiba diriku di penghujung mencari cinta
Diri ini tak lagi sepi, kini aku tak sendiri

Aku akan menikahimu, aku akan menjagamu
Ku kan selalu di sisimu seumur hidupmu
Aku akan menyayangimu, ku kan setia kepadamu
Ku kan selalu di sisimu seumur hidupmu

Tiba diriku di penghujung mencari cinta
Hati ini tak lagi sepi, kini aku tak sendiri

Aku akan menyayangimu, ku kan setia kepadamu (kepadamu)
Ku kan selalu di sisimu seumur hidupmu
Aku akan menikahimu, oh aku akan menjagamu
Ku kan selalu di sisimu seumur hidupmu

Ku kan selalu di sisimu seumur hidupmu