Friday, March 30, 2012

Jet, our trusty drive

Work trip to BKK and heading home this evening. Such a coincidence that Bro-in-Law was here as well and we even stayed in the same hotel! The end of the month and thinking back, it has been almost 1 yr since we bought Jet. When Leecher first harboured the thought of owning car, I was very much against it, for that meant additional expenses every month. After calculating and working things out, I finally gave in to his reasoning. Then, it was extensive research on Leecher's part (I've nv seen him so focused before in researching!). Finally, he shortlisted the car and went for test drive and within weeks, he decided on the car.

Signing our lives away for X years ....

We were able to collect the car after 3 weeks of waiting! And it turned out that the car delivery day was an auspicious day for us when I flipped the fengshui book by chance.

On the way to the showroom - guess we were all pretty excited!

Waiting for our turn & I could already see the car from outside the delivery room :)

Leecher's new baby, Jetta, which was the old version, as VW has revamped this car model after the last batch.

Leecher conducting thorough checks on his huge purchase & paying attention to the walk-through demo of Jet.

Proud owners of our new purchase :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Project Thursday - Twilight

Shot this @ the lil's bro navy party, where he set sail for almost 6 weeks.

Edit: Project Thursday is now known as PicPrints (from 1st June 2012 onwards)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wedding Gown Selection

As the big day draws nearer, we scheduled another trip to SG Bridal house to select the gowns & suits :)

Leecher had it easy, as he only need to try on the different types of suits.

I spent almost 3 hours trying out 4 sets of gowns.

Brides-to-be have a special instinct towards the right gown, your heart will automatically react to it once you have put on the gown - so keep on choosing till you feel it! After I shortlisted the above gowns, I had a strange feeling that those were not the right ones - so I called Ivy and asked if I could re-choose all the gowns & she agreed (thumbs up for their service!). So we went in for another round & finally, I managed to find what I wanted!

Selected this set of bears for our car deco

The friday before the wedding, we drove into JB to pick up the gowns.

2 big bags of gowns & suits.

My hand bouquet

Uncle helping us to load the bags into the car & off we went!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Collecting our Marriage Cert

Collected our marriage cert a week before the wedding.

Woke up bright and early, I was so excited that I didn't sleep well the night before.

Felt as though we were heading back to office for we took the same route to ROM.

Waiting patiently for our turn.

Crap, our turn! I wasn't prepared yet!

It was a short 15 mins, where we signed the documents. Leecher (the punter) calling our parents to tell them the marriage cert number.

Had a late breakfast/brunch before I went back to the office for work while Leecher continued to laze around the house doing ....... nothing.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project Thursday - Snippets of Love from Mum

Mummy dearest with her fabulous cooking. She even separates the middle joints (for me) and drumlets for Leecher, mega LOVE!

Edit: Project Thursday is now known as PicPrints (from 1st June 2012 onwards)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bridal Nails

Pedicure & manicure never existed in my dictionary, as I've never paid much attention to my nails. I prefer to keep my nails short, for I can't stand the dirt trapped underneath those nails when they reached a certain length. So, I went for my virgin mani & pedi session few days before the wedding. When it comes to bridal nails, I was all ready for french nails, as they were simple & classic and matches with everything :)

JL recommended me to this place where she goes for her sessions.

The place was quite crowded even though it was a weekday afternoon.

Giving my feet the well-deserved soak & scrub.

The massaging chair! Love it!

Choosing the colours - wa, didn't know there were so many to choose from.

Working on my feet

All cleaned up and ready :)

Working on my nails ...

with extension, as my original nails weren't long enough.

Ta-dah! The finished product. Something simple for the actual day. Can still see part of my original nails close up.

After coming back from our Bali trip, went back to soak off my nails. Can see how much it has grown over a span of 2 weeks.

After my bridal nails, I think I'm hooked on manicure! haha, Leecher isn't too pleased to know that though :p

Monday, March 19, 2012

An Chuan Day

Back from my trip and home to a basket filled with laundry. My luggage used to clear miraculously by itself when staying with mummy dearest. Now, it still stays pretty much the same at the exact place where I left it last night, haiz :( Too tired to unpack, but before heading to bed, here's a wedding post related to bed too :)

A few days before the wedding, we had to 安床 (Bed-Setting). This process simply involves moving the nuptial bed to right position, along with adding the new bedsheets.

Leecher & lil bro helping out on changing new bedsheets. Traditionally, the bedsheets would consists of symbols of dragons and phoenixes. Under the Western influence, many Chinese couples prefer pink sheets with flowers or hearts. We still prefer some simpler, so we got plain red sheets instead.

Gotten the nuptial bed setting package & a set of lamps.

In Chinese, lamp (灯 – dēng) has the similar sound of son (丁 - dīng). As such, lighting the lamps (添灯- tiān dēng) is symbolic of adding sons (添丁 – tiān dīng) to the family.

According to the fengshui booklet from Master Long, we need to prepare the following:

4 types of fruits, 1 each - to signify safe, peace and good health throughout the 4 seasons yearly.

1 pineapple - to signify never-ending prosperity & happiness from generation to generation. 1 "huat kueh" to signify fruitful union with good wealth & abundance fortune. 1 red packet, to signify fame & success troughtout the whole of the 12 months yearly.

Leecher placing all the items at their respective positions.

On the day of 安床, the nuptial bed must be occupied by a person. This auspicious ritual is to attract and keep the beneficial energy to energize the nuptial bed, to successfully harness the excellent chi that enhances martial bliss.

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