Everyone has things that make them happy or proud. For me, matching my handbag (arm candy) with my outfit makes me feel put together. Like if I were going for a nice dinner at Nobu, I would carry my Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Crossbody as a clutch or Chanel Le Boy. Whereas, going for a Gig, I would carry my Balenciaga City Mini. I know some friends who collects watches or sneakers, I choose handbags. What sparks joy for you? Please feel free to leave a comment below. 😀
I started buying luxury handbags back in 2015 when I started making money in Recruitment from the high basic salary + sweet, sweet commissions. I remember making RM20k just on commission alone in a month. Btw, when this post goes up, I’ve sold some of the bags because it doesn’t spark joy anymore and I feel that I’ve outgrown the style or colour.
Getting married is definitely something beautiful and it’s definitely the next level up in being a committed couple. JR and I didn’t have a long engagement like other couples typically would which ranges from a year or more before their big wedding day. It’s because for us, the process wasn’t straight forward and easy due to our different nationalities mainly. The process for our Civil Marriage was definitely different and was abit of a challenge because my Fiance’ is an American citizen and I’m a Malaysian.
That being said, he have to be in Malaysia for atleast 7 days before we can apply for our Civil Marriage Registration. Upon submitting the application form, we would have to wait for 21 days before we are given a date for us to register our marriage in Malaysia. Sounds simple right? Actually, there’s more to it. Firstly, because Malaysia’s National language is Bahasa Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu (BM), the application form and most government documents are in BM. Therefore, we needed a certified translator to translate the application form for us so that JR could understand it.
Also, he needed to get a Single Status Affidavit/Single Status Letter to prove that he’s an eligible bachelor that can be married. He brought one from the US but upon checking the document at the National Registrar of Marriage’s Office here in Putrajaya, Malaysia, the Admin lady disapproved it and showed us an example of the version that they require. To get that particular version of Single Status Affidavit, we had to make an appointment with the American Embassy here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to get it. The particular Single Status Affidavit prepared and provided by the American Embassy then has to be Notarized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in Malaysia before we can fully fill up the Civil Marriage Application Form to then be submitted to the National Registrar of Marriage’s Office here in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and wait for the 21 days. The 21 days is for family or friends or anyone to object to the union of the 2 individuals. We wanted to get married in June but sadly the dates were fully booked up so we settled for 2nd of July 2019 instead. Btw, we submitted our documents and Civil Marriage Application Form on the 6th of May 2019. Our photos were then displayed on the Marriage Bulletin Board for 21 days.
Alex Tan of Alextan Artworks spend 1/2 a day shooting our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot on the 11th of May 2019. A day before the shoot, we visited the studio and discussed about our outfits and theme of the shoot. The team was definitely patient and very helpful from the start. We enjoy our time with them and we love the selection of wedding gowns and also suits. I actually know Alex for years prior to him being an award winning photographer and he’s still the same delightful friend I know back in the day. On the day of the shoot, Elynn did my hair and makeup the way I wanted it. She managed to make my short hair look long in an updo. 🙂
I highly recommend Alex Tan and his team for your photoshoot and videography needs. He can be contacted at: Alex Tan Artworks Do checkout his portfolio. You will be impressed. 🙂
Also, for Bridal Makeup I would recommend Elynn Bridal Makeup as she did my hair and makeup during the photoshoot.
On our ROM, I got Kenny Yee from Makeup Miracle to do my makeup and he was definitely very professional, friendly and full of tips and he did a spectacular job on my hair and makeup and made me feel very beautiful on my special day. The main challenge the makeup artiste had with me was definitely my short pixie haircut during that time but they both delivered what I wanted which truly made me very happy.
Love is unique, love has the capacity to change a person in more ways than one, love is powerful, love is special and love can do so much more. We all show love in different ways according to our own love language but, marriage is one way to show committal love. Marriage is a sacred bonding journey that 2 individuals decide to embark on together through the tough times and share the good ones along the way. To symbolize our love for each other in marriage, JR and I decided to get our Wedding Bands from Cartier as we love that the Love Rings are thick and solid but, it’s also classy and simple. Initially, I was supposed to go for the thinner paved diamond ring and he was supposed to go with the simple band with no diamonds but, since we’ll be wearing the rings for many years to come, we changed our minds and went for the thicker paved diamonds and also for his band to have 3 diamonds and we love our wedding bands so much. He was so excited that he wanted to wear his band before our ROM but, I did not allow him to until our ROM on the 2nd of July 2019. ;P
For more details and jewelry from Cartier, details can be found on their webpage, Cartier, USA or visit their 2 outlets here in Malaysia which are at: Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Lot.2.12.00 & 3.14.00, Level 2 & 3. Lot 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang. 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
and Suria KLCC, G31 GF, Jalan Ampang, 50088, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Looking for a sanctuary, a getaway or maybe a romantic stay but, still want to be in the city to enjoy the nightlife or maybe shopping at Suria KLCC or just want to explore KL’s Golden Triangle? Villa Samadhi is the place for you to stay. From the outside, you wouldn’t be able to tell that there’s a lil piece of Nirvana behind the hidden guarded gates to the premise. When we arrived, we were greeted by a guard at the gate and by showing our reservation to him, he opened the gates and led us to a parking space within the lot. Once we had a glimpse of the kept secret behind the gates, we instantly felt serenity and excitement started to creep in. 🙂
The Room – Luxe Sarang
Here’s a walk through video of the Luxe Sarang. 🙂
We booked the Luxe Sarang for 2 nights and upon unlocking the wooden doors to our Garden Courtyard, we were greeted by a large daybed and also our very own Private Plunge Pool. Then there’s another door that leads into the Villa/room. Behind that door, there’s a big hallway with an antique table with complimentary local delicacy of cookies and “kuih” (cake). Finally, you enter the bedroom area + living area which is well funished with a large and comfortable king size bed and also another daybed that functions as a sofa which gives you a good view to the balcony/patio area which gives you direct access to the pool. Btw, the Luxe Sarang is the only Villa with the defining feature of its direct access to the pool, offering an exclusive luxurious retreat to soak in the afternoon sun or enjoy a romantic moon-lit dinner for two.
Back in the room, there will be another double door that leads you into another room with a walk-in wardrobe + work station/desk for those that have to keep up with some work. Within that room, you’ll see another double door that leads you into the huge bathroom with double sinks, one for her and another for him where there’s a huge area that’s fitted with double rainshower + shower separated by a set of huge sliding glass doors that gives you direct access to the Private Plunge Pool and Garden Courtyard area.
The Dining Room
Is an all day, dining room as it’s name states and is set beneath a soaring ceiling, and overlooking Villa Samadhi, the circular Dining Room sits on the edge of the “Lagoon” which is exclusively for residents only which serves local and western cuisine made from local and seasonal produce and is walking distance from your own respective villas.
The Luxe Sarang Villa’s price for a night is approximately RM1,114.00 but, for more information and current prices please checkout their official website: Villa Samadhi
Villa Samadhi is located at: 8, Jalan Madge, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. West Malaysia.
Hubby and I are definitely going to go back to Villa Samadhi for the romantic stay to get away from the bustling city life.