The Wedding – Part 2

THREE MONTHS SINCE! Are we still considered newlyweds? Haha!

I actually did give up from continuing where I left off because real life is pretty hectic. How do these bloggers keep writing every alternate days! #2017goals

But since Jon delievered our wedding pictures not too long ago, that little spark left in me was reignited to continue this. And it’s soooooooooo pretty! funny!

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Now, that we received our pictures in full.. it also means that we have fully close this chapter in our lives. Of being engaged and preparing to be married. With this, I just want to do a quick mention and share some pictures with you guys on our very special day!Read More »

The Wedding

Done and dusted.

..and hello everybody, I’m now Mrs. Chow! 😀 ❤
I AM OFFICIALLY MARRIED OMG!

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It’s crazy how you spend one year (or more) to plan and prepare for that one day, and that one day passes you by in a blink of an eye! SO FAST OKAY! When Pr. Kenneth introduced us to the crowd, I thought to myself, “What in the world, didn’t I just walk in this place?!!!?” Lol. Before we know it, our wedding weekend came and gone.

Man, I wish I could relive those moments. Marc & I enjoyed every bit of it and wished we could do it again. Only the wedding day, mind you. Because the wedding planning is something we don’t ever wanna do it again. Ever… and my girls would say an amen to this. HAHA.

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The Wedding Planning Journey

I’ve been meaning to write this for the longest time but you know, there are more important things in life like..wedding planning. 😛 We’re half way there and it’s little more to crunch time now. Kinda regret that we chill so much last year and only started preparations this year. Procastination habit dies hard, haha. Oh wells, but still do-able! 🙂

Gotta admit it was pretty stressful in the beginning, but much better in the recent month. If a bride-to-be says that there are no stress moments throughout their wedding planning journey, they are lying. Unless they hire a wedding planner. Or maybe they are just men living in female bodies. ANYWAY, that’s not the point.

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Is Malaysia STILL worth fighting for?

Today is my nation’s 58th year of independence. I can’t help but to think how so much have changed in the recent years.

My Prime Minister is accused of having RM2.6 billion of public funds transferred to his personal account, our government owned investment company (1MDB) is unable to account to us where the crap is our tax money of RM42 billion, 6% of GST have just been implemented in March this year and our currency has dropped from USD1=RM2.9 to USD1=RM4.2 in just a year. These are the most recent news that have been flooding our FB timeline and media.

More than that, gone were the days where we could run around in our neighbourhood without fearing of getting kidnapped, when crime rates weren’t as bad, when we could buy 1 week of groceries with RM100 or when the education system was way better back then.

All these saddens me.

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Cheong Hong & Michelle : Beach Wedding in Avillion, Port Dickson

Michelle got marriedddd, FINALLY! YAY! ❤ 😀

Michelle was my ex-colleague in Deloitte and she has been dating her then-boyfriend, now hubby John for 10 years before getting married last weekend. In fact, I have always used her as my “defence mechanism” when people in office keep asking me when is it my turn to get hitched.

“Going away for the weekend with your boyfriend? He’s going to propose is it?” “No la, not so fast. Michelle first!” “….okay..”

HAHAHA. Always work!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Hey guys! Wishing all you readers a wonderful Year of the Goat!

My mom cooked for reunion dinner this year! It was the FIRST home cooked meal after my late grandmother couldn’t cook anymore some 15 years ago. In fact, my youngest brother who is 14 years old is experiencing his very 1st home cooked reunion dinner.

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It was such a significant moment for the family, for me at least.
Nothing fancy, just 3 dishes with soup and the yee sang.
With just my family.

All these years, I felt that Chinese New Year (“CNY”) has lost its tradition and significance. No more waking up early in the morning to collect my angpows from my parents, going to my grandparent’s place in the afternoon and have vegetarian dish for lunch, visiting my relatives from my dad’s side in the evening and watch cartoons till I fall asleep! Even on the 2nd day, we would visit relatives from my mom’s side and my parents would give me a bit of money to play some card games (read : CNY gamble, haha). Somehow, these lovely traditions have all gone when my grandparents passed away.

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Gong xi fa cai!

Yes, it’s still Chinese New Year! May the Year of Horse brings you great health, prosperity and joy!

It was a pretty simple CNY celebration for me this year because I fell sick on the first day. So, no visiting but just resting in my room. Having ang pows (red packets with money) at the end of the day did help to make me feel a little better though. Lol. The family went for a 3 days 2 nights trip to Ipoh like how we usually do every year but I didn’t follow them this time because I just wanted to rest and to take care of Daisy.

Since the family was travelling to Ipoh, I joined Marc’s family for a reunion dinner and man, authentic hakka dishes for the win! The last time I tasted such dishes was more than 10 years ago, when my grandma was alive and healthy. I had such good appetite that I had 3 bowls of rice! Hope that Marc’s grandma would invite me for dinner again soon! 😀

Watched some tele.
Played some firecrackers.
Collected ang pows.
Blessed.

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Love how their family is so sporting. The brothers playing Twister while the mom spins the wheel. Lol. It was quite a sight!

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The 3rd day of CNY was a Sunday. What better way to spend it in God’s house. Wore my cheongsam and took a picture with my handsome man. So much swag! 😀

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Since church ended earlier than I expected and lunch wasn’t happening until 12pm, I drove to Old Klang road to visit my cousin and her beautiful daughter. I really love her to bits! ❤ She is so cuteeeee omg! The thing about this lil Shuen is that she is always smiling and that brings so much joy and warmth to my heart. She is turning 5 this year! How time flies!

For the very first time, I brought her out without her parents and visited my aunt and uncle (Shuen’s grandparents) in Cheras. I freaked out initially as I was worried I couldn’t handle her alone.

What if she wanted her parents?
What if she wanted to pee in the car?
What if she didn’t sit still and unbuckle her seat belt?
All these thoughts running in my head. Haha..

So, we changed her into a cheongsam and headed to my aunt’s place. Had so much fun talking to this little girl. Missing her already! 😦

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Headed out for to shop to get a pair of new shoes for my aunt but couldn’t find any. Even with my aunt, I felt I’ve used 100% of my energy just taking care of this little girl. The moment I came home, I just crashed. Haha. No joke taking care of a kid. 

Then again, it’s one of the most rewarding thing because you get to spend it with your loved ones! 🙂 That’s what CNY is all about anyway!

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One really awesome thing about CNY is that it lasts for 15 days! 15 days of collecting your ang pows! 🙂 Then again, family and friends have been warning me that next year would probably be my last year collecting them before I tie the knot soon. I’ve no idea how I’m gonna do this in the years to come. Distributing money like I print money for a living! Lol.

Here’s to an awesome celebration, may you be well rested and recharged for the year!
Gong hei gong hei!