Monday, 27 October 2014

Vintage Tea Party - Malaysian Style








The idea of dressing for an English high tea is very exhilarating.  I can imagine the flowers in a sunny breezy spring garden..hermmmm...*smile*

Looking back to the history of tea party, it was first introduced in England by Duchess of Bedford, Anna in the year 1940.  The duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread, cake and butter be brought to her room every late afternoon since the dinner is expected later at evening time.  Her frequent request became a routine and she began welcoming friends to join her.  This quickly developed into a fashionable social event and spread to all parts of England.  Well-to-do society women had wardrobes including long gowns, gloves and hats specially for the event.  The table has proper and prettiest settings with the best china and linens that serves delicious cookies and cakes.





When we had the chance to host a tea party for a friend's birthday, everyone was overwhelmed with excitement..yesss...its time to dress up!!

My idea for this tea party is rather simple..i like to wear a dress that is basic, chic, elegant and vintage..but most importantly...it must turn heads..cehhhhh...come, let me take you to our vintage English high tea party..our style..Malaysian style

Yours truly..ehemmm...that was what i settled for that day..a simple lace mid length dress..accessorized it with pearls..
with a hat (a must) and a  wrist corsage.. *Kate Middleton-ish* :p 

Pretty ladies in pastels


Trying to bring the 'outside in' for the decoration...







The line up...





Alright...that's how we held our Malaysian English tea party...it may not be English enough..but it was great and we had fun..girls just want to have fun hunnnnn...lalala

Kate Middleton wannabe.. *wink wink*

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Stop Being Judgemental…Start Being Compassionate


Judgemental is the act of disapproving, tending to judge people too quickly and critically.  For example, we see someone and based on their looks and actions, we pass a judgement on them. 
“Wow..she gained weight…look at her tummy”… “I know why the husband left her”… “is that the dress she wore last week?”…”owh, she is having an affair..I must call someone and tell”.  Have you been in a conversation where you were dishing out the criticisms, assumptions and judgements?  Don’t lie..we all did at some point.  It is so easy to say ‘I am not a judgmental person’.  Owh hell, we all do and we are all judgmental.  YOU, HE, SHE, THEM..and even ME.  I certainly am..many times I passed a judgement on someone.  Why?? Because it is a human nature.  We always believe that we are better than others.  Since being judgemental is a human nature, we can only able to control the degree of our ‘judgmentalness’ (Judgmentalness is a conclusion that something does not exhibit characteristics which we believe that it should exhibit and comparing the thing to our own personal values). 
These are the things I always reminding myself in order to avoid passing judgement:
  1. Don’t be so quick to judge.  We never knew when we might just find ourselves walking in that person’s shoes.  Life is full of karma.
  2. Every single person in this world has their own story…has their own little lie... has their own dark secret.  We are no exception…so, is our story good enough that license us to judge someone else’s? Tepuk dada tanya selera..afterall, only us know our own secret..our own sins
  3. Try to understand rather than criticizing.  Imagine we are living their lives..imagine we are walking their path..imagine we are in their shoes
  4. Accept the person for who he/she is.  Especially if that person is your family or your friend.  Accept them as the unique person he/she is, not what he/she does that has no immediate effect on us.  Why bother to judge people when their action does not has a single consequences to our life? 
  5. Don’t ever think that we are so right and other people are so wrong.  What really matter is not our outer looks but what is in our heart.  Sounding and appearing pious  doesn’t permit us to become censorious, self-righteous person
 
 
 
Most judgements of others that we made are ego strategies to avoid our own uncomfortable feeling.  Sometimes we also display the same behaviour but we are not aware of it.  "Embracing our life and use others as a mirror to ourselves".  Some people may not blessed with a good life as what we are enjoying.  So, be more compassionate.   
 
I have been the victim of gossips & criticisms and I have certainly been the victim of judgments as well.  Some days, I can take it calmly but there are days when I was hit by the toughest, I failed to handle it well and I broke down.  Being the recipient of all these, I knew karma come in full circle…to teach me lesson and left me with experience.  Living with life full of people who love to scrutinize other people's life, I am no longer wanted to allow this cycle to continue.  When someone pass a gossip to me, I try my hardest not to convey the story to the person being gossiped..I don't want to have anything to do with the story and I feel pity when I think about 'I can be the subject of the gossip as well'..I opt to engage with people that are uplifting, inspiring and has full of positive energetic imprint to improve themselves.  "Surround yourself with only positive people who are going to lift you higher" ~ Oprah.
But then again, lesson and experience made us tough.  I'm kinda tired of trying to live up to everyone's expectation.  People gonna talk..haters gonna hate..so?? This is our life, we should be the one who is in charge here.  We are in charge of how we feel and what we want to do.  At the end of the day, who we are is totally and completely up to ourselves.  Not anyone else...
My last words to all of you & to myself…have some honour and respect for others.  People may appear to have sin…look at ourselves decorously… Are we ‘sin-free’??
 
 
 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Horrible Boss

wowwwww....my last post was in December 2012...my blog is dusty babe!! now I got to learn how to go about writing my blog again..sighhhhhh...where have I been hiding...haha


ok ok...I will try my best to update my blog..(which have been longgggg forgotten...to start with, let me write about this movie... Horrible Boss.



Many of us complained about our bosses.  How horrible and difficult they are.  Our life is so miserable just because we try to accommodate to their needs.  To release our anger and frustration toward our bosses, we often create numerous nick names for them..well, I mean what else can we possibly do?  We are not going to tell them 'hey you..you have made my life a fucking hell'...no, right? The most extreme action we might do isssss...slam the door, kick the trash bin and whine like a dog... 'I hate you scumbag'...'this is for you smug face'....dangggggg off the trash bin fly to the sky..sound familiar?? Or you knock-knock your Facebook's wall and post a status. owh nooooo..don't do this, this is not professional at all.  If you do, you are literally making a huge mistake.  Your boss will eventually find out about it even if they do not have a Facebook account.  Don't underestimate them ya..and remember....sometimes technology fails and you will blow the hell out of your career.

So, fellas..then? I suggest you watch this movie.  I had a great time watching it while on board a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur few days ago.  This movie made me laughed out loud (i was lucky to be seated in Business class and there is a gap between me & other passengers).  The movie is about three men, Nick, Kurt and Dale who cant stand their bosses and fantasize to eliminated them from the face of earth.  Their fantasies become a reality when they hired a 'murder consultant' whose first name is 'Mother Fucker'..hahaha..imagine someone's first name is Mother Fucker.  Yes, it was hilariously funny film.   The movie actually reminded me of my own ex-boss.  We hate him so much we even called ourselves 'we hate somet'....no no..we didn't fantasize to murder him..hahaha.....enjoy the movie :)

Sunday, 30 December 2012

The New Anna Sue's design ~ Alive with Passion




Haiiiiiiii again...

It 31st December 2012 today...new year resolution?? Do i have one? yeaaa...one of my resolutions will be to enhance my brand Anna Sue Jewelry..make new designs and share it with those who love it.  Strategies have to be made..hmmm...what will that be..that's my secret lah...

I made my come back in handmade necklaces hobby just a couple of month ago...of course, something triggered me...the same thing that stop me before..and i come back with new design..and commercialized my necklaces..here, some of them...

"Sweet Surrender"... the first piece of my come back

"The Twilight of Bali"
 
"The Essence of Dove"

 





" a datin in ME"....that's what i called it..mual?? hahaha 
  


okey..enough for now...if you want to see more of my work, do drop by my Facebook page at :

http://www.facebook.com/AnnaSueJewellery



Anna Sue ~ Alive with Passions




Hellloooooo

Ya ya..been a while..i just cant explain why i rarely visit my blog..busy? ya..like forever..

Hokeyy..i just want to share with you my hobby..well, im in love with fashion for whole my life..and doing something that relates to it makes me alive..i love accessorizing and i make my own accessories because i just love it.  My taste in accessories is, i love chunky and statement accessories.  Anything that is huge and stands out is ME..a year ago, i show cased my handmade necklaces in my facebook and this is what i wrote:

"I have become a bit of a monster when comes to accessorizing. I always love a standout jewelry that is versatile, lavish, sparkle and make me look different-noticed fashionista. Here..I showcase to you my one-of-a-kind design - The Opulent Statement Necklaces by Anna Sue. Fantastic statement pieces with a rich array of chunky & small beads, clear & colored stones and other elements which stuck together in a fabulous fun necklace. The collection is perfect as evening wear or for women who want sparkling style throughout the day..these pieces is made available at KHATERA House of Coutures and lovingly it is designed & handmade by Anna Sue"....haha..i actually malas nak reka kata-kata so i copy & paste lah..



Here are the first few necklaces i made about a year ago before...



 
 

 




 


so...those are the few pieces i made...before i called it 'retire'...why?? there is an incident that hurt me...however...jeng jeng....im back...see me in my next post 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

The quiet & lay back City of Vaxjo, Sweden

I wrote this post when i was still in Vaxjo but didnt managed to complete & publish it..heee..now, continue..
 
After the tiring 30 hours journey (Kch-KL, Kl-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Copenhagen, Copenhagen-Vaxjo)..we finally reached Vaxjo, pronounce as 'Vex-hoe' (struggling to pronounce it right at first..and the mat saleh are laughing at our wrong pronounciation..daaa).
 
taking a 2 hours train ride from Copenhagen to Vaxjo
 
the hotel where we stayed - Best Western Royal Corner..highly remomended!
 
Vaxjo is a small city of Kronoberg, Sweden with the population of around 80,000. This city is awarded as the greenest city of Europe..i couldnt agree more..it is indeed. If you want to get away from stress & endless work presure, this is the place that can offer you heaven of comfortness... There is nothing to worry and hurry here...its like everybody is on a holiday..nothing to rush..no heavy traffic..people walk or cycle..they jog and walk along the lake...you cross the road, the cars stop..even the bus driver stopped!  There was an incident where this bus suddently stopped - the driver got down the bus - cross over to the other side of the road - just to help an old lady to cross and get into the bus!!!) goodness me, this place is full of harmony... However, for shopping enthausiast like me, Vaxjo has limited shopping activities to offer. There is no big shopping mall, just a small stores at pedestrian streets. No variety either, so Vaxjo is not for shopping (plus the price is quite expensive for us Malaysian). It is a place for relaxing, enjoying beautiful natures and clean air....the air is so fresh and clean even the car's exhaust smoke smells like a sauna...hahahaha
 
A very unique designed apartment
 


 


 



hurmmmmm..ok...hahaha




look...how beautiful it is with a rainbow as the background


You see..the street is so quiet..i can even lay on the street and no car will run over me..haha

hmmm...beautiful
 
How to get around the city? Walk..walk...walk... Or .... Cycle! I can say that cycling is the most important mode of transportation here...this is how they can preserve & sustain their green environment.
 
 
 
We managed to cycled around..well..we cycled the whole day..i was struggling to cycle at first..helooooo...i didnt touch a bicycle for like 30 years and suddenly here I am on the bike...I almost walk back to the hotel and leave the bike in the middle of the road...but with encouragements from Mr.Hubby 'yes...you can do it'...'its getting better'..'yeahh...a little bit more' (i got pissed actually..so ishkkkk ishkkkk), I finally enjoyed my ride..fuhhh
 

 
The best part of the ride was...the castle..the Teleborg Castle...this castle was erected by Count Fredrik Bonde af Björnö as a wedding gift to his young wife Anna Koskull in 1900. 17 years later the couple had died, and the castle was used as a hotel for young girls and for accommodation in general. In 1964 the city of Växjö bought it and the surrounding park from the Bonde family and is today mainly used for representation, weddings and conferences.  I went in but nobody was there..not even the receptionist..so, i make myself confortable looking around, taking pictures, used the wash room..hmm, i didnt find the bedroom!
The Teleborg Castle of Vaxjo

 


There are too many pictures taken and I just couldnt share it here...4 days in Vaxjo was good enough to explore the city..I surely miss this place for its serenity and all the beautiful wonders nature can give..masyallah..the place is so beautiful..


The End of Sweden...country visted no.13
 
owh myyyyyy...this blog of mine is so berhabuk...am i so busy? hmm...maybe...

i guess its the time to let loose a bit..taking like 10 minutes a day to paint my feelings & emotion on this blog rather than i hempas myself to the wall...haha..wait arrr waitttt...let me go to my class teaching a bunch of excited teenagers..then i'l update my blog..huhu

its the final day of class for this semester and im so relief...fuhhh


excited because they have finished all the modules for this semester..huhh..wait till you sit for your final exam next 2 weeks..hahaha..you can do it girls!!