August 13, 2017

Sky Blue

幸せになってくれなきゃ困るぜ (Baby)
素晴らしい未来へ 愛を叫べ

You've just gotta become happy, (Baby)
Shout this love to a wonderful future

愛を叫べ (Ai wo Sakebe), Arashi
(because One Love for wedding theme is overrated IMO... haha!)

I scrolled my journal and to my horror, there were only TWO entries for this year? O.o 
The lack of posts means either I'm under much stress that I couldn't even be bothered to write anything (because essentially writing is how I vent out previously), or I found better ways to de-stress. 

Or, I do no more traveling for whatever reasons. =( My last trip was to Korea last May and I foresee that there will probably be no more traveling next... 1 year. Or more. 
Anyway, it may be the combinations of all three factors mentioned above.

However, since today is a special day, I'll jot something here to bookmark the day.

//Arashians' gathering on Ija's wedding
.Picture courtesy of Annys and Zura.

Sometimes weddings are the only time and place to catch up with your friends, especially now when everyone's working different jobs and places and have different priorities etc. I haven't met these girls in ages!

//Zeti also matched our blue-coloured unoffical theme XD

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to Ija and husband. May your life filled with barakah and happy memories, insyaAllah.

It's a bit difficult to explain how Ija and I knew each other, but it's also the (only) same answer I have if people asked how I knew the girls in the first picture- Arashi. And like the F4's, it started from Arashi Forum (which is no longer exist I must say)- so that dated back in.... 2009 - 2010... ? (because korek2 LJ, earliest mention of Ija was her birthday shoutout back in 2010).
Anyway, from fandom to lepak-ing buddies to coffee-mate after work and occassional trips / sleepovers domestically and overseas (Japan and Singapore je pon), I think Ija is one of the few who actually had witnessed my bimbo-moments, especially during driving -.-;
I guess now she doesn't have to see that anymore XD

After I've transferred to KL and started working in Putrajaya, I commuted by train and later we found the easiest way to catch up was at dinner and coffee after work, since she's also traveling via train. And since then, our regular catch-up / shopping / coffee session has became one of my ways of de-stressing (aka ranting) and keeping my sanity in check.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for spending your time listening to my work-rant and about life in general, Ija =) The frequency to catch up probably won't be as many as before but I do hope that this friendship will last.

//F4 (missing Aimee) and Ijaji

//We need to fix a date for another of F4 meet up!
It was a good chance to catch up with Ai and Jules too; a tad short for Ai but Jules and I had coffee before going home and talked some more; yeah, that's the separation anxiety peeking up XP

//Also, thanks for the surprise! Ape la pulak pengantin bagi surprise present ni? XD

On a different note, it has been almost 3 months since starting this new journey. Most of the time working 7 days a week is... tiring. The only one-weekends-off-per-month I have would rather be spent at home sleeping and resting than going out. Honestly, I don't know how our predecessors did this and they have my utmost awe and respect. I am thankful that I have parents who stand behind my back on days I come home and just collapse on the bed and layan all my kerenah and what not. It's also most helpful to have met colleagues who are in the same shoes, understand your feelings and just clique with you. Most of all, I am thankful that Allah has ease my way in and make everything bearable.

As you can see, to keep it all in check (my sanity I mean), I meet my friends up- usually for hearty meals or coffee. I may have to withhold from joining missions and community work due to work commitment and study but at least I'd have ears to listen to.

//Cakes at Jibby's !

//Antara orang2 yg selalu jadi mangsa jalan2 cari makan no. 1 (kalau die tak oncall / pergi mission)

//Mangsa jalan2 cari makan no. 2

//Afternoon tea at Harrod's, KLCC

//Latest mangsa when she's not busy preparing for exams
//I do miss the time we were in Rheumato with Ummu T_T
And now, I'm waiting for these 2 to come home so I can have more mangsa to spend the days (after work) with!

//Oh! Oh!! Birthday shout out it my sister!!