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Monday, July 29, 2013

Fashion Valet for Downy Parfum Collection

I almost didn't go to the Fashion Valet event last week. Right after I launched Bag Du Jour that morning, I fell sick. My temperature went up, my head felt 10 pounds heavier and my nose started running. I guess the sleepless nights from working on Bag Du Jour finally got to me.

In the end I decided to go anyway. I figured if I stayed at home I would be miserable because I would constantly think about being sick. Might as well go out and drool over nice clothes and hot models. And besides, I wanted to see Sazzy Falak in person (gosh how can a mom of two be so skinny?? T_T)

The event was held at The Black Box @ MAP Publika. I planned to get my hair done at Marion Caunter's salon Hairplay first but I got lost (no surprises there) so I was super late. 

Ummm my pictures of the show are pretty bad. Sorry! They were taken using my ancient Samsung Note. I think it's time that I invest in a good camera. 



The show was started off with a dance performance.



I thought this model was Neelofa. 


Nope, not her.



Baroque print leggings. Add to cart.












Full skirt. Add to cart.











Gold wrap-around dress. ADD TO CART!!! Arghh faster la launch on FV I want it!





Fadza, FV's big boss, together with the models and a representative from Downy.




Farah, my date for the event.




Blazer: Honey Pumpkin
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: House of Dereon
Statement necklace: FashionValet
Bag: Chanel

Thank You!





Thank you everyone for supporting Bag Du Jour! We have sold 4 bags so far (there was a lot of drama because I wanted to keep the bags for myself but Nadri wouldn't let me pfft). Check out our Instagram for more ready stock items or you can search for #bdjreadystock.




And we have received 133 entries for our giveaway contest. Only 5 days left until we announce the winners. If you haven't submitted your entry, please do so soon!

Bag Du Jour in now on Facebook too. Like our page HERE.

Once again, thank you so much for the support.

You guys are awesome!

XXX,
Tia

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pissed Off

Remember when I wrote in this post about how I hate it when the elderly don't respect the younger ones especially when it comes to parenting?

Well, an incident happened today at my big family buka puasa.

So there I was, in my Moksu's living room (she lives next door) playing with Alayna. There were also my cousins, my aunties, my nieces, my sister and my mother-in-law. Everyone was just having a chat while the kids played around. 

I noticed that Alayna was not in her best mood. She ignored people's calls, she wasn't smiling at all, she got cranky when I didn't twirl one of her toys for her. It was obvious, she was sleepy.

I asked my cousin what time it was. She said 8.30 pm. So I was right. It was her bedtime. Everyday by 8 pm Alayna would already be in the room where she would roll around on the bed for a bit, and by 8.30 pm she would be sound asleep. That's her routine. And that is perfectly normal for a toddler, because they need longer hours of sleep compared to us. Alayna sleeps from 8.30pm to 7am. 

Me: Okay Alayna, it's time to sleep. Go salam and say goodbye to everyone.

My aunt: What? Going to bed already? Poor Alayna, tak sempat pun nak main. Your mommy is terrible, Alayna!

Me: (calmly) Well, it is her bedtime. She usually sleeps at 8.30 pm.

At that point Alayna has started to shake everyone's hands, one by one. It showed that she was ready to go to bed. Trust, me if she wasn't, she would have ignored me when I told her to say goodbye to everyone.

I thought that would be it.

But then my aunt continued to say, repeatedly, "Eeee.. Teruknya mommy Alayna ni. Kesian Alayna kene paksa pegi tido"

("Alayna's mommy is so terrible. Poor Alayna has to be forced to go to bed")

I don't know why my aunt would say that to begin with. She lives 5 minutes away. She comes over every single day! She knows when is Alayna's bedtime!!

If she were to say it once, it would be fine. I would take it as a joke. 

But to keep repeating that, OUT LOUD, in front of everyone, in front of my mother-in-law and in front of my own DAUGHTER?!

It doesn't matter if you said it jokingly. It's not bloody funny.

And I already gave her the look, to signal to her that enough is enough. Stop it already. But nooo she kept on saying it.

It pisses me off when people think that it's okay to jokingly say that I am a bad mother in front of Alayna. She can UNDERSTAND you, you know. Do you want her to grow up listening to people saying that her mom is terrible? 

And most importantly, I don't want Alayna to grow up thinking that it's okay to call people terrible or any other negative things (In my family, they say those things all the time. So some of my nephews now think that it's okay to call people fat/terrible/ugly, out loud. I find it very rude).

I kept my composure because my mother-in-law was there. I didn't want to make a scene. So I took Alayna, changed her into her pyjamas, and put her to sleep. She dozed off in less than 10 minutes. 

Then I came back downstairs and joined everyone in the living room. Everyone was there, except for my mother-in-law. 

We were talking about random stuffs when suddenly my aunt said to me, "You're so terrible.."

Ok that was IT!

Me: Why did you have to say that just now in front of everyone? I was so mad.

Mind you, I didn't say it to her angrily. I just said it in a normal tone. I am very close to her. So I thought I would just tell her how I feel.

My aunt: (very defensively) I was just joking!

Me: Well it's not funny because you said it so many times. It was embarrassing. 

Then my aunt just flipped out. 

My aunt: You just can't take a joke can you? If this is how it is, then I won't ever say anything to you anymore! You think you can disrespect me like this?!!

Me: WHAT? YOU'RE THE ONE WHO DISRESPECTED ME IN THE FIRST PLACE!

I swear to god I was so angry I could punch someone.

Then my aunt started yelling about how rude I was and how she was not going to talk to me anymore.

I just kept quiet because I saw no point arguing with an adult who refuses to see that she was the one who was wrong. 

No, actually I kept quiet because despite what happened, I still do respect her as my aunt. Trust me, if I didn't respect her at all, I would have continued arguing and I would have shown her what rude really sounds like.

It took every cell in my body to keep my mouth shut.

This is so typical!!!!

YOU DISRESPECT THE YOUNG ONES BUT YOU EXPECT TO BE RESPECTED IN RETURN??

So it's okay for you to embarrass me in front of everyone, but the moment I questioned you about what you did, you flipped out?

You think you can simply call me a bad mother, repeatedly, and get away with it? Just because you're older?

Oh hell no.

I am not one of those timid people that you can push around. 

What gives you the right to question my parenting anyway? Is your child so perfect?

I feed Alayna healthy food, you pity Alayna. Then you call me a terrible mother.

I teach Alayna to sleep early, you pity Alayna. Then you call me a terrible mother.

Well maybe it's because I don't want my kids to end up like yours. Obese and stubborn when you ask them to sleep early when there's school tomorrow.

Now, you don't like it when I say that do you?

That's right. 

Because NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR PEOPLE CRITICISING THEIR PARENTING.

Unless you're my husband, and unless you see me physically torturing my kids, then you have NO RIGHT TO TELL ME HOW TO RAISE MY KIDS.

My baby, my ovum, my vagina (well, in my case my tummy coz I had a c-section), MY WAY.

Have some respect. 

You don't want to talk to me again? Grab a chair and wait for me to care.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Say Hello to....








Yup, that's right you guys! I'm venturing into something that is closest to my heart:



HANDBAGS



Seriously, just looking at the H word is giving me this warm and fuzzy feeling in my stomach *cough* psycho *cough*

The story about how Bag Du Jour (which means bag of the day) came about is quite hilarious. I will tell you about it in another post, because I know that right now all you care about is the giveaway that I promised kan? Hehe.

Well here it is!








Easy peasy. Just follow @bagdujour on Instagram and repost the above picture with the necessary tags. 

Thought I'd share with you some of the stuffs that we have in stock:




















DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS FOR ME TO BE SURROUNDED BY ALL THESE GORGEOUSNESS AND KNOWING THAT I CAN'T HAVE THEM??!!

Sigh.

Anyway, you can check out the rest of the bags here.

Here's to a new adventure!

XXX,
Tia




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tomorrow



I'm Nervous. And excited. And hungry.



I guess tomorrow will be an exciting (and hectic) day for me. I will reveal my little project in the morning and then later during the day I will be attending the launch of Vivy Yusof's Downy Parfum Mystique Collection. And somewhere in between I gotta go see my clients and find time to go home to breastfeed Alayna. While fasting some more. 



Can't wait! The sketches look amazeballs!



Monday, July 22, 2013

Gag

Nadri and I went to My Burger Lab one night. 

I was so excited because I have been reading lots of good reviews about the place. Plus I was intrigued by the black coloured buns.



I can cry looking at this (picture from www.eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com)



I ordered the A++ beef burger. Beef, cheddar, caramelized onions, shitake & enoki mushrooms, parmesan crisp. Sounds divine, no?

After about 15 minutes of waiting, the waiter came with our food.

Nadri straightaway dug in while I took a picture of mine (it's an asian thing). Then I held the burger up to get a big bite, but stopped halfway. 

Wait, what is that smell?!

My burger smelled like.. Well.. Poop.

I felt the urge to throw up, but I couldn't. Because suddenly, I couldn't breathe either!

I was literally suffocating.

I tried to call out for Nadri but no sound came out. 

What's going on??

Desperate to catch Nadri's attention, I waved my hands frantically at him. He didn't notice. That idiot! (sorry but I was dying and he was too engrossed with his food to realise so I get to be a lil bit pissed off okay?)

So there I was, clutching my throat, not being able to breathe, and still smelling that foul scent.

I felt my head get lighter as if I was going to pass out.

And then..



I woke up.



Alayna was sitting on my face. And she pooped in her diapers.

Welcome to my life.



Good morning!


(despite my horrible dream, I still wanna go to My Burger Lab. Their burgers look too good)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coming Soon!!!









I mentioned before that I am working on a project. Well everything is coming together now, finally. I am so beyond excited I could just burst into glitter confetti hehe.  

I will announce it very very soon. 

Trust me, you wouldn't want to miss it. Especially when it involves me giving away 2 items worth approximately RM 2,000 =D

Keep watching this space!

XXX,
Tia





#throwbackthursday



Nadri and I. NYC 2009.