18 December 2013

Things That I Miss

✮ Visiting IKEA and enjoying its meatball meal (It's christmas season! IKEA sure has cool stuff on sale)
✮ Watching movie in cinema (It's been sooooooooooo long since me & hubby had our time to go to cinema)
✮ Window shopping with dear friends
✮ Having lunch or dinner at one fine restaurant. Enjoying good food & nice ambience.
✮ Go jalan-jalan, exploring KL town, like I used to do

As I grow older, I realise that things that fascinate me slowly drifting away. And below are some of the pictures on my OOTD taken perhaps a month back.

Oh, I wore hubby's cap that obviously bigger for my head :p


12 December 2013


“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

To live or to dream. You can't be choosing one because what is a life without dreams, and you can't dream if you are not alive. Sometimes life and dream are two different things that usually do not come together. We often live our life but struggle and fight for our dreams. True? Life without dreams doesn't require much effort and hard work but life that comes with dreams does. Agree? The easiest way to make everyone understands about this is - Life without a dream is meaningless. 

I guess you guys can sense that my words are getting serious and tense. Hahaha. Well, actually I am. I am really serious about my dreams. At times, I get so envious of my friends who had succeeded in pursuing their dreams. Saying that may not mean I am thankless. I am so thankful for what I have now, and I truly aware that all of His blessings always be with me. Alhamdulillah. Pursuing dreams is another set of task in life that I really have to do. And it ain't easy. To make the first kick start may require a lot of motivation and courageous. As for myself, I feel a bit upset since I've been holding it for too long and still didn't get a chance to move on. Time is the main constraint that I've got to deal with and it never been enough of time till I decide 'Yes, just do it!'

To me, dream means nothing if you can't share them with your loved ones. Why do you need to share? Well of course to gain their support, trust and assurance. By having their support and trust, we would definitely gain so much confidence and courageous to take our first step on the righteous journey to pursue our dreams. Right? But sometimes people around you, even people who deeply care for you, will give you some awful advise, the type of advise that you wouldn't expect them to say and it somehow breaks your heart. It breaks your whole heart till you reach the level of feeling there is no point of pursuing the dreams. Have you ever felt that? Yeah, well maybe they are not being evil by disapproving your dreams, maybe they do not see the big picture of it - what's your dream, your passion and what's life goals means to you. They are just being them who do not clear about you pursuing the dreams and about the reward is worth the risk.  Yeah well, maybe....

On another random thought, it is sad when you finally realised that all this while you've been living in someone's dreams or maybe been helping people in achieving their dreams. When will you live in your own dreams? Will these people help you in achieving your dreams? Or shall you be a dream catcher or forever a dreamer?


09 December 2013

Monday Blues

It is the start of the workweek again. And I am not feeling good because of my post gastric pain and overwhelming feeling that mixed with a little bit of frustration, sad and stress. Have you ever felt so upset and hopeless when you realised that you are not being good enough to your loved ones? Have you ever felt so worthless when you realised that you have to refuse a request from your loved ones?... I feel bad, agitated and sad about me being so hardhearted, intolerant and cold. Sigh.
I try very hard to move on, try not think of it anymore. Maybe these would help a little bit.

These 2 babies really made me scream! Dear Hubby, I think you know what I mean :p


26 November 2013

Purdy by Misschqa

Been contemplating about this thing since so long. Eventually, I just had to decide that, it is okay to go for it. So I guess now, I would like to share some good news to all of you. I've started a little business on creative design.... Errr... Actually I've been doing this work since I was in the Uni, but recently, I've made up my mind to put it up online, not to get a real attention from all of you, maybe just to share some random things like "hey, I can help you to design your logo..." or "Maybe you need a little extra ideas on having a one of a kind wedding invite. Don't you think so?" 

So, let's meet my baby, Purdy. She's (yes, it's a she :p) able to help you with all creative design like logo, business card, wedding invites, creative design collaterals and even managing your party! You may say Hi to her on Instagram since at the moment she's only available on Instagram :p Follow her now and please do spread the love! Thank you, peeps!

All of the pictures shown here are samples of wedding invite that I designed for my clients. For other samples on logo, business card, etc, please refer to Purdy by Misschqa Instagram page.

Thanks again, darlings!


21 November 2013

Hatyai OOTD Photos

A few shots on my OOTD during Hatyai road trip, recently. Yeah, I know it's kinda outdated, but I can't do anything about it. I only have 24 hours a day, and that total amount of hours filled with primary work and duties that leave me with no extra hour to blog. Sad :(

 White top from H&M, cargo army pants are unbranded, sneakers are from Reebok Classic, Studded bag from PrettyPop and Sunnies are from Petaling Street (pssttt lucky me for getting that sunnies for only RM15, when most online shops sell it double and some triple the price. Savvy?)

Top : I designed and printed this T for our Roadtrip. Pants from Sg Wang Plaza & Boots are from H&M

High waisted jeans & top, both are from Sg Wang Plaza.

 Girls, do you know that in Thailand they got this store named KARMART that offers soooooo many Cathy Doll stuff? Trust me, the price is way cheaper and there are a lot (i really mean a lot) to choose. I swear it's a jaw dropping and eyes popping thingy! And I have to admit I went half crazy when I saw this shop. Hahaha


17 November 2013

Favourite Polka Skirt

An overdue photos of me & family went out for a quick shopping. Donning my top favourite polka princess cutting skirt. Oh, I am so in love with the skirt!

Green neon transparent clutch from Her Wishlist. You can find them via Facebook & Instagram.

 Myself with the greatest woman in my life.


07 November 2013

KL Hatyai Roadtrip

Kuala Perlis

In case you missed it, me and the gang did it! The long awaited plan and much anticipated eventually happened! At first I was a bit worry since it was a very long journey, crossing borders of Malaysia & Thailand, and on top of everything else, we had babies on board! But, Alhamdulillah, everything went very well with no major hiccups. It's just that we only had to get a frequent stops to make sure the baby is okay and comfort all along the journey. I really got to say that we had the most awesome babies on board because they didn't really show any signs of discomfort, yet they seemed to really enjoyed the trip. So next plan is KL-Krabi seems to be no big deal for these 2 babies, huh? Hahaha

The journey from KL to Perlis took like 5 hours time. We spent a night at Kuala Perlis before we headed up to crossing the borders of 2 countries the next day. We just had to make sure that everyone of us gets enough sleep and rest due to very long hours of driving. In Kuala Perlis, we stayed at De Palma Homestay, a very nice, clean and quiet home surrounded with paddy fields and beautiful Kampung view. A highly recommended place to those who love to enjoy Kampung moment and sawah bendang.

Co-Pilot took the charge of manoeuvre as the pilot already tired of driving

This is the view that we had at our homestay. As we walked out the door, we got to see the paddy fields! Sawah terbentang luas, depan rumah, belakang rumah, kiri kanan rumah. But the not so good part is, sekarang ni dah start musim menuai, so feeling2 nak berlari atas batas sawah then take pictures with the greenery of paddy tu terpaksa la kami lupakan. Yang ada, lumpoq ceklat yang tak berapa nak feeling laa kann :p

Super mommies & awesome babies rocking the beach at Kuala Perlis.

I guess this is the jetty for the fishermen's boats, located near to our home stay.

Lost & found my cargo army pants since my year in Uni. Thank God I can still fit into it :p

Kuala Perlis is well known with its seafood eatery. So kalau mai sini jangan lupa singgah sat kat Dataran Seafood Kuala Perlis naaa. Murah with loads of choices!

Our morning view. Like I said, this home is surrounded by paddy fields! Beautiful morning sunrise at De Palma Homestay, Kuala Perlis.

The incomplete family portrait right before we hit the road to Padang Besar, the border between Malaysia & Thailand.


Crossing Border

From Kuala Perlis, we started our journey to Padang Besar that took merely 30 minutes of driving. We chose to enter Thailand from Padang Besar because from our readings, entering Thailand from Padang Besar would be so much easier and faster compared to Bukit Kayu Hitam. From our research, one took nearly 4 hours just to get his document pass approved by the Custom in Bukit Kayu Hitam. As for everyone of us  (11 pax including 2 babies), the process of getting the car insurance plus the travelling pass only took less than one hour. Some tips if you are entering Thailand from Padang Besar, make sure you are able to be at the custom check point early in the morning as the volume of travellers could be higher especially during weekends. Or else you will end up dealing with a very long queue for getting everything done. In your passport, make sure you attach together RM1, it's like a tips for the customs in order for them to process your document. Last but not least, get ready with photocopies of your car grant as they will ask for one, and if you happen to bump into roadblocks in Thailand, be prepared with your travel document as well as your car grant, the police might ask for a copy too.

Breakfast on the go! Right before we started our journey to Padang Besar.

On our way to Padang Besar. Beautiful set of scenery in Changlun.

Getting our documents ready

This is like a temporary road tax for foreign cars.

Big temple in Sadao.



From Padang Besar, it took nearly 1 hour before we reached Hatyai City. Yes, the distance was not very far actually. It's just the drivers really had to take note with all of the traffic especially the motorcyclist. If you are driving in Thailand, please make sure that you are highly focus and alert since Thai drivers somehow are a bit reckless compared to ours. So just be careful and try not to speed. As we arrived, we took a stroll around Hatyai City, went to a few markets, malls and tried some of the local food. If you are looking for Halal food, there's quite a number of restaurants and stalls around Odean Mall and Lee Garden Plaza.

Tired of walking, we took TukTuk instead



We spent 2 nights stay in Songkhla, a city by the beach. We tried to avoid the mess and busy traffic in Hatyai by staying at a quite secluded area outside town, Samila Beach Resort, Songkhla. It takes like 30 minutes drive to reach Songkhla from Hatyai city.

Nice view from our room

Some tips if you are planning to stay in Songkhla. There's a number of hotel in Songkhla, but Samila Beach Resort is nicely located by the beach, it has its own private beach area and directly can be accessed from its pool side.  This is the view from the hotel restaurant when we were having our breakfast. Cool?

Mermaid is an icon for Songkhla.

You can easily find Muslim food along the beach area. Try to look out for crescent and star logo on each of the restaurant signage, it's a sign of Muslim or Halal food.

Night market in Songkhla, most of items sold here are food.


Khlong Hae Floating Market

This is the most exciting part in our trip. The floating market! Not like the one in Bangkok where you have to pay to enter the market, this one is free! And I guess, Khlong Have floating market is not too commercialised compared to the one in Bangkok. Most of the items are food, and the best part is almost 90% food sold here are Halal. 

There's a stall selling these exotic food. Eww. Fried roaches? Dare to try some? Gullppp.

All sort of maggots. Eww.