better half

Got Naked?

I underestimated my husband’s skill to plot surprises. He himself doesn’t like surprises for instance so you would think that with his preference, I would not be able to receive any good ones. I LOVE surprises by the way.

For my birthday this year, I already had in mind what I wanted. My birthdays during my single days would be a dinner/brunch celebration with my friends and for myself, I’d usually buy something, you know just say “hey, happy birthday Azalia:) “ and give myself a big hug.

This is my second birthday as a wife. My husband mentioned that he prefers to know what I wanted and get them for me instead of me wishing upon a star hoping that he will have some telepathy connection wave thingy and actually know what I wanted.

So I’ve been dropping hints through instagram, and my tweets :)

I wanted this baby.

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I’m not a good make up artist but I love doing simple make up on my own for functions and whatnots. You know, just dolling up and make them face look pretty :) I work in KLCC and SEPHORA KLCC is pretty much my second home. Every now & then, I’ll drop by and do some research or simply restock my make up stash. I’ve tried it and love it and so my heart is set on her.

Sneaky hubs, he was plotting the surprise all this time. Saturday, after a wedding we attended, we had drinks at nearby mamak and he was asking me about where to get his perfume. Parkson jumps right off the top of my mind and hubs don’t like the idea. Man, pelik gila. Where else would we get perfumes?! And suddenly, he said, “How ’bout Sephora?” Ok, Sephora has a spread of perfumes so that’s possible. The closest to us is at Avenue K or KLCC so we headed over.

When we reached there, I went straight to the perfume section and was browsing the shelf for his perfume. And he was roaming around behind me. Not sure whether or not he wanted this perfume so bad…Grr. Then he asked, “eh, the Naked naked thing that you said tu, where is it yea?” errr.okay. So I went to the section and showed him and picked up the palettes and explained to him those palettes. 3 kinds of Naked they have there….OK.

And I’m done showing him so I wanted to drag him to resume the perfume search when he suddenly said, “I’m here to pay for your Naked thing. I don’t want to buy perfume”

*jaw-dropped and in denial*

“Eh, no lah. Lets just get your perfume. I’ll buy this one later” (this one happened back and forth for quite a while coz I’m denial you see….)

“No, this is a surprise. Don’t you get it?! I’m buying you the pallet that you hinted.” (That’s him highlighting that I am so in denial!)

*insert loud squeal and disbelief facial expression*

AWWWWWWW…a lovely surprise indeed! So, I took the pallet that I wanted and galloped my way to the counter. Hubs paid and wife is happy :)

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I know on my actual birthday this year, it would be a hectic and tiring day for us – what with me and my last day at work, farewell and stuff and you my superman, will be handling the movers and lorry shifting our stuff all the way to Tronoh. I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making me feel happy and appreciated. Above all, I am very thankful to have you around.

Thank you for the gift, sayang.

I love you.

Yours truly,

Lia.

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6 months!

#nazmilia is 6 months today, alhamdulillah!

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I went all sappy and of course, the usual crybaby mode on him last night. And I guess by now, he’s already used to it except that with my monthly hormonal surge, coupled with migraine from the scorching hot weather in the afternoon,anddd doing the house chores, I got my throbbing migraine.

” Omg sayang, you need an ambulance? I’m gonna call for an ambulance, alright?”

Pfft, yeah it’s 11.30pm no thank you I’m fineeeeee.

Annoying as ever but I was crying the whole time on whatsapp last night, texting him, thanking him for all the patience (this is important) handling me and that i’m …(ahh, I’m gonna save everything else for our memory,alright)

But most importantly, I am very grateful that Allah protects and guide the two of us in this journey. May Allah bless our bond and continue to guide us to be in love here and till Jannah, inshaAllah.

If you asked me what’s the most challenging part so far , I’d say LDR in a heartbeat! LDR is no kidding guys, a very challenging phase in our marriage but so far, it has thought us a lot about being supportive to each other.

To my wonderful husband, 6 months is just the beginning. You’re gonna have 6 more years, and more with this crybaby and loudspeaker wife of yours! Thank you for being my rock!

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Love and light,

Yours truly

One day you’ll meet a guy. And ultimately, he’s going to find out. How you chew, how you sip, how you dance, how you smell at every point in the day.How your face looks underneath all your makeup. How you love ice cream, how you can be hyper at times, how certain games and shows make you really happy. How cranky you can get when you’re tired, how you think you look bad in all your photos. He’s going to know everything about you. And you know what? He’s still going to love you.

I wrote that years ago. Those years when I never thought I’d have a shot at having a beautiful relationship let alone planning to spend the rest of my life with a special someone. I just gave up.

But God works in a mysterious way subhanallah. I found the man ; the one that I plan to share my heart and soul with. My better half, Nazmi. People asks about how we met, how we got together and start this relationship. It’s a long story and there’s no better person than my man to translate the story into a beautifully written words. Read it here.

 

Alhamdullilah, everyone, I am very much happy and content. Most importantly, I feel safe. Safe, knowing that regardless of what happened, there’s this one guy that truly supports me, lifts my spirit up and annoy me to the point that I won’t be sad anymore.

This relationship blooms from getting to know each other to the point that we support each other in every endeavors. It’s an amazing feeling, really.

Nazmi is a serious person to begin with. When he is working, he rarely entertain any jokes or unnecessary things. He is one focused person I know and he just gets things done. He plans things and he execute them well. It might sound too serious but those traits translate into our relationship and I see how he guide, teach, discuss and plan our future together.

I don’t write very well compared to my better half. I might not be able to translate all my feelings onto this blank canvas but I have this overwhelmingly overloaded heart full of gratefulness, happiness , and love towards this man. The effort that he recently made for this relationship is unbelievable. I broke into tears (oh well, yes I’m THE crybaby mentioned in the post :P ) upon reading it.

I watched him progress, from graduating with his Masters and now advancing in his PHd studies ; he is ever committed, the one person I know that is so focused and dedicated to contribute to the society with his work .

That person who never gave up on you. The one who insisted you to cry on their shoulder. The one who remembers all the little things that you do. The one who never judged you when you made mistakes. The one who has the courage to hug you when you’re mad. The one who’s always reminding you to smile. The one who kept you down to earth. The one who motivates you to be better. The one who helped you carry the weight on your shoulders. The one who never stopped loving you. The one who made you feel special- i found you finally. Alhamdulillah.

 

Here’s to our future together, inshaAllah.

To our friends, loved ones, do pray for us, for our journey together. Thank you so much in advance.

Yours truly,

Lia