It is scary how ridiculously fast we reach the last entry for the year 2011, almost in just a blink of an eye!
I will not drag on this topic further, instead, I will go straight to the point.
I spent the last day of 2010 in Phuket, Thailand, celebrated New Year on a cruise liner, bedridden as I was sick; and had a lovely New Year’s day in Langkawi.
Once the holiday ended, university started and it was the final semester of my final year in Unimas. I had one whole year to do my thesis but I only felt the pressure now. Hence, nothing much happened in January because I devoted most of my free time researching, reading, watching Disney animations and typed till my fingers bleed (A mere exaggeration, of course).
In January, Aslan and I celebrated our fifth year together. He got me an autobiography of Coco Chanel as an anniversary gift. On the same day, I received my first Bowerhaus bracelet from the lovely Elizabeth and Shentel.
I kept on telling Aslan the best gift is none other than to have him in my life. I feel bad I couldn’t plan anything over the top for our special day so I have planned something very special and insanely luxurious for our sixth anniversary. So, there you go!
My birthday month! I attended my friend’s engagement on my birthday. I had no plan to celebrate my birthday nor Valentine’s day, therefore the day was better spent that way.
Three days before the engagement, I celebrated my birthday with my family. It was simple and Aslan was not happy I had to do everything myself. Well, the name’s Miss Perfectionist and I don’t mind planning my own birthday party, thank you. I baked red velvet cupcakes as a birthday cake, I made roast beef with roasted vegetables. My family contributed some dishes too. Aefi made some sherpard’s pie while Boy and Eaiz grilled some chicken wings. It could be said I didn’t do everything.
Moving on, in February, I met my idols, Sereni and Shentel at the Lancome French Kiss event.
In the same month, I went to Melbourne, Australia with Aslan and Zarith. In Melbourne, I visited a lot of beautiful places, got to know so many amazing people and ate tons of good food.
I did a crazy thing at the beginning of March. I went to Singapore and stayed for a night on my own. I was there for a very important mission and it was successful. The highlight of my trip was the hotel I stayed in; Wanderlust Hotel.
Nadia’s wedding was beautiful! At the same time I was pestered by the golden question: “When is your turn???” People, if you would kindly donate to my wedding fund, I will be more than pleased to have my wedding next year, thank you. The fund covers all cost of what happens before, during and after the wedding. Oh yes.
Aside from the wedding, March was rather uneventful. I prioritized the need to get the thesis done before anything else. That pretty much explains why I was very anti social at the start of the year.
Designed my custom Blair with Shentel! It was very chic and demure, maybe I will design something eccentric next time. Hehehe. I had such a fantastic time with both Sereni and Shentel.
Aslan celebrated his 25th birthday and I got him a little something special.
He managed to assemble the camera during the Easter weekend and took some photos , first attempt was not 100% successful but it was a good effort nonetheless.
With less than a month before I handed up the thesis, everything was at full speed. Spent most of my time at Unimas library and in my house, completely devoted to the thesis. Sad but true.
May was rather uneventful. I lived a life full of misery fearing I could not finish my thesis on time. Aslan, friends and family motivated me. Thankfully, they gave me the strength to go on. Oh, such joy when I handed in the completed and bounded thesis to my supervisor.
June brought with it freedom. The start of my long holiday. I organized a get together here in Kuching with the dudes. Reunited for one weekend before we meet again in September.
I went on a two weeks holiday in the United Kingdom with Aslan and his family. Visited Portadown, Belfast (Although very briefly), Glasgow, Edinburgh, Glencoe, Inverness, Skye, Norwich, London and Stonehenge.
When I was in London, I got to ride on not just a limo but a Hummer limousine!!!
A month where I relaxed most of the time and catch up with the happenings in Kuching. It was also the fasting month, therefore not much happened.
It was a last minute decision. Aslan barely remembers his trip to New Zealand eons ago, so in order to refresh his memory, we flew to Auckland!
In August, I also celebrated Raya in Kuching after two years away from home.
Funny thing was I only stayed 2 days in Kuching before flying off to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for a beach getaway at Shangri La Tanjung Aru and Shangri La Rasa Ria.
I thought August was an adventure until September came along. I went to Singapore and Phuket, Thailand with my university friends. It was crazy!!!
Sunny day was quite a rare occasion during our visit to Phuket during the monsoon season. Boy, when it was sunny, it was really hot!
I also managed to go for a day trip to Phi Phi Islands where I went snorkeling for the first time!
When I found out I would graduate few months back, it felt unreal. The journey was long and tough and when the day happened, it didn’t last as long as expected.
Four years in Unimas had been a roller coaster ride but it was definitely worth it.
October was also the month when the newest member of my family was born. My nephew, Zhafri!
I was invited to Sereni and Shentel’s an afternoon with Shu Uemura. A wonderful event where I learned more about applying make-up and saw the new headbands by Sereni & Shentel!
Also went to Singapore a few times this month. Just a quick visit, nothing our of the ordinary.
I celebrated an early Christmas with my dudes in Christmas.
This year, we celebrated Christmas in Perth. A new experience for all of us.
So, that was the highlight of my 2011. It was a good year for travel, I am thankful to have the chance to see more of the world this year.
I am also happy because I managed to achieved most of my goals. Number one on my list was to graduate from Unimas.
I hope 2012 will be a better year for me and my family as well as you, my dear readers. Thank you for reading my humble blog. Without you, I am nothing.
Frankly, I don’t know what to expect in 2012. I’m not in a rush to start working. I am not feeling inspired enough to continue my Masters. I can hear wedding bells ringing but I doubt they are mine. I don’t plan to travel a lot next year, instead, I plan to save money.
Life isn’t what it used to be but I won’t complain. Life is what we make of it.
Rain or shine, life goes on. Happy New Year!