It’s no longer a secret that Sofiah is the chosen one. Maaan I’m sooooo in looooove with it I honestly still can’t get over it (actually taking occasional glances at it while writing this right now, talking about being too obsessed)
Some may have heard about the little dramas that happened: shipments got delayed, canceled orders and distorted kurungs *shivers*. I was so worried as I ordered it from a PS, but alhamdulillah it arrived a week before raya and came on the same day as boss chick’s Zabedah. Literally screamed and hyperventilated together, duduk terkangkang while trying to unbox the kurung. Like mother like daughter hehe. We’re lucky enough to receive kurungs with excellent workmanships so phew! Dogged every bullets! Alhamdulillah.
I wore it on the first day of Syawal, and I’m loving it to bits. Ok that sounds like an understatement, obsessed is the right word.
I’m sorry but I just love this photo haha
Just look at them details. Mad. Love. The fabric looks like dark jeans in real life so the spotlight’s on the beadings. I’ve always loved the combination of dark blue and pearl white, both are match made in heaven honestly. It’d make you feel powerful yet dainty, go ahead and try to match your pearl white blouse with royal blue hijab or vice versa!
Still single for this year’s raya. Thinking of dating those railings now bahaha (to my other half, whoever you are but I hope your handsome face will mend my heart that has been waiting for you for 19 years now, come faster la. You missed this year’s Aere’s first men raya collection already. Boo.)
I couldn’t emphasise enough how majestic this kurung is, literally felt all regal in it. Can be TTA’s little sister now, are you sure we’re not related though? HAHAHA jokinggg
I didn’t get to take any full shot as I was actually in a rush. We were the host for the 1st Syawal family gathering so I was hella busy running here and there, checking food, making sure the cakes are enough for everyone and all. But the skirt’s actually soft black floral lace with royal blue lining. Ugh. Love. I’m gonna frame this soon.
I had to wear this again on the 2nd of Syawal just because I woke up late and hadn’t prepared anything for the day (knocked out so late thanks to dishes). So I was all grumpy and annoyed, ranted on twitter a bit how I had to use the same kurung as yesterday’s with the #lameassoftheday hashtag. The next day I found myself japanese flag btw. But excuse aside, I was a ball of ungrateful annoying hobbit.
We went to the usual houses that we always go to every raya and this one particular relative, which is my grandma’s cousin….which makes her my grandma too anyway…made me realise how I’ve taken my health for granted all this time. If I’m not mistaken she has chronic kidney disease and has to undergo dialysis for 6 hours everyday. We had to go upstairs to her room and when I saw her under the treatment, my heart suddenly felt all heavy.
She cried when she saw us and I immediately looked away because sad elderly is one of my biggest weaknesses haha #weak. But anyway she was all chirpy after that, even though she couldn’t really talk that much and couldn’t really remember some of us but I swear she was sparkling while being surrounded by us. She was grateful with our presence.
And it hits me hard on how ungrateful I was literally hours before that. I am perfectly healthy, I still have my family and I haven’t lost anyone yet, I still can talk and walk and yet I still had the guts to tweet on how suck my day is just because I had to reuse a beautiful kurung! Ok you may slap me now because I would slap the 3 days ago me too.
We forget how to be grateful sometimes. We tend to be greedier once we’re given extras from God, name it from objects to beauty I swear if we were never told to be grateful, we would end up destroying ourselves. So don’t forget to be grateful guys, even if you no longer receive any angpao haha. Feel grateful that you still have your family this raya or still with the same boyfriend/girlfriend of 2-10 years (10 years can go marry already la), be grateful that God had given you new beautiful kurungs/cara melayu for you to wear through out this Syawal.
“So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.” – 2:152
Alhamdulillah for everything. Hope you guys will enjoy the remaining of Syawal with a grateful heart.
Thank you God for tapak kuda!!! #omnomnom