Wednesday, April 04, 2007

6 Years of Marriage...

... and I forgot to write about it! Shessshhhh... bad! Very bad of me!!

Our wedding anniversary was 2 Sundays ago, 25th March to be exact. Started the day off with surprising B with my gifts. Yupp... he got more than one. Three in fact. With the help of Zareef and Zara, we managed to pull it off.

This year's celebration was rather low-key and low-cost but a memorable one because we get to celebrate it with Zara nevertheless. So, it was indeed a special one.

We went to KLCC. In less than 20 minutes we were there, thanks to clear roads all the way and toll-free to boot! Hehehhe... I like!!

We wanted, well actually it was I who wanted to try out Bukhara's high tea but it starts at 3 so B said why not have lunch at Haagen Daz. Lunch you say? With ice creams?? Yeah, why not... so lunch it is. For the record, we only go to Haagen Daz on special occasions, the last one being B's birthday.

Then, Zara needed a feed and a nappy change. We went to the baby's room near Tower Records. Can I just say that that place is fabulous!! Spacious, well-lit, equipped with comfy chairs and has several board games to entertain the larger than life babies. I simply loooovvveeeee it! I must say that it is the most fantastic baby room that I've ever come across since I came back to Malaysia. We spent a good hour there with me happily feeding Zara, Zareef enjoyed trying out the games there while B just sat and lazed in one of the comfy sofas. Such bliss!

A trip to KLCC will never be complete without me zipping in and out of stores. This time, I didn't do any damage to my wallet. It's more of a family outing rather than a shopping trip. Around 3.30, we made our way to Bukhara. At RM 28++ for adults and half of that for children 5 years old and above, it was well worth it. I loved the relaxed and laid back atmosphere that the place has. Choices of food although limited, were more than enough to satisfy my cravings for Middle Eastern food. Not all are from Middle East though. They also have fish fingers, ais kacang, sandwiches, fish balls (I'm rolling my eyes here!), fried mee hoon and a selection of desserts which thankfully included baklava. Okay, doesn't sound very Middle Eastern now, does it?! I was rather disappointed with the choice of food so I made sure that I stuffed myself crazy with the exotic ones. I think I'll give Al-Marjan a try next time and make a comparison.

Around 5ish, we headed home but not before I got B a birthday card. I had to run away from him for awhile and make a quick dash into one of the book stores.

We exchanged cards the next day. Me him and him me.


Zareef saw me writing the card and insist that he had a go too. I let him doodle away. I was pleasantly surprised to see him write his daddy's name complete with the title on the card. Anyway, when B saw my card, he said "Eh Aling, I think you gave me the same card last year la". I was going... WHAT?? "Ye ke... tak la. I would know if it was the same one". "Hmmm... tak pe la. Tomorrow I bawak balik from office, kay".

Come tomorrow, B showed me last year's anniversary card. Well, well, well... whaddaya know...


It's exactly the SAME! Aiyooohhh!! How could I have forgotten which card I bought for him. I'm really kicking myself for it. I thought Hallmark is supposed to get rid of last year's stock and replace them with new designs but NOOO... they still have it in stock and plentiful to boot. So, I'm putting up the two cards here so that when next year comes, I'll know which card to avoid.

Well, cards aside, we had a great time just the four of us. To my husband, B, I'm so sorry for the card incident. I totally forgot what I bought for you last year. I love you darling and I pray to Allah that our marriage will last till death do us part. InsyaAllah...

10 comments:

halwafy said...

Funny lah about the same card tu...takde card lain ke yg berkenan dek mata kat kedai tu ;)

Amy said...

Bukan ko terror ke bab2 card ni kak? U got me a very nice birthday card dulu maaaa...heeehe takpe. Yg aku kagum tu Bard bleh ingat birthday card apa dia dapat last week.. kalau laki aku, kem salam, tak ingat punya. :) ANyway, happy anniversary, moga cinta kalian kekal ke akhir ayat. AMIN

NORA ANSHAR said...

halwafy: bukan pasal berkenan ke tak. pasal dah takde choice. tu la, put it off till the last minute and this is what i got, an identical one. shesshhh... padan muka aku.

amy: hahaha... nak kata tera tu... idak le. aku dulu kan kaki beli cards. pantang masuk memory lane je aku hangkut 2-3 bijik utk buat stock. sekarang ni je dah jarang beli kad tu yg tak ingat. bard buleh ingat pasal dia letak segala cards yg aku bagi kat dia kat ofis. dah hari2 dia dok tengok, memang saje la kalau tak ingat. thanx for the kind wishes!

doubleaye said...

I bet the wording made you chose that card over the others. At least B now has the assurance that your feelings for him is still the same if not more!! The word 'assurance' give it away that I am an auditor...*sigh*

NORA ANSHAR said...

doubleaye: you're right! the words in the card described my sentiments and feelings aptly, hence that card. but it's still unforgivable. i guess i was rushing to buy the card coz i was afraid of being busted by bard while doing it. when i saw it, i knew i had to buy it. didn't even think twice about it.

well... u know what, once an auditor, always an auditor. like me, dah retire pun still nak claim to be a domesticated engineer heheh..

Along said...

Happy anniversary!! Congrats and hope you guys have many more happy years to come. Insya'allah.

Noresh, aku nak mintak tolong ko surprisekan hubby aku macam ko bikin member ko aritu. Macam best plak. Seeing how I won't be able to be around to celebrate his b'day (I foresee I'll be in the hospital), the cake and balloons would certainly be a nice and welcome surprise for him. Nanti aku call bagi ko details kay.

NORA ANSHAR said...

Along: hey thanx a lot dear! I really hope you're coping. Nanti aku call ko gak just to see how you're faring.

No problemo! Memang best la. Aku yg tukang deliver ni pun get to feel the warm fuzzy feeling, inikan lagi hubby2 yg menerima. I'm just waiting for any hubbies or boyfriends yg nak do the same thing to their beloved ones. I have yet to receive any.

Give me the details and consider it ditanggung beres, InsyaAllah.

nong@kween said...

Weii..
Happy Anniversary, Nora & Bad!!

Many many happy returns to come :)

NORA ANSHAR said...

thanx a lot nong!

izreen fara said...

happy belated anniversary!
sounds like the family had a pretty good day. btw, bukhara is a fushion restaurant, so the menu and buffet serves a mixed culinary table. the other lebanese restaurant pun delish jugak.

-me who can't seem to stop gorging-