Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Seumur Hidupku...

"You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. 
Language buries, but does not resurrect..." ~ John Green

Dengarkan bisikan kalbuku
Sungguh besar mencintaimu
Rasakan rinduku yang dalam sedalam samudera
Merindukanmu seumur hidupku
Tuhan kuatkanlah hati ini
Saat dia tinggalkan diriku sendiri
Walau pedih ini sungguh perit
Akan ku relakan 
Asalkan dia bahagia

[Bisikan Rinduku - Dayang Nurfaizah]

Mama tahu Akif di tempat yang lebih baik.

Alhamdulillah. Berbahagialah di sana, anak syurga Mama.

Promise me when the time comes Akif, carilah Mama di sana.

Itu janji Yang Maha Esa pada insan-insan seperti Mama. Bahawa anak anak syurga kami akan menangis apabila tidak berjumpa ibu bapa mereka dan meminta agar dipertemukan, dan disitu kami akan kekal bersama anak anak syurga kami.

Itu pendorong hidup Mama, putting one foot in front of the other every day. Towards you. YOU.

I love you son.

Then, Now, Forevermore.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant, Bali

"If it were legal, I'd marry food" - Niall Horan

Hello readers,

It is a Monday.

I promised you more updates about Bali. So here goes.

I visited a restaurant which I think anybody who has been to Bali would know off.

Say hi to Bebek Tepi Sawah.

Grand isn't it?

Kindred farahshue was raving about this place before I went. So I mentioned it to my trusty driver, Wahyu that I have to come here.

The views in the restaurant was pretty breathtaking. The set up and deco was awesome. Some wacky pictures up there for you guys. 

But let's get on with the food shall we?

Now apparently this place is famous for its crispy fried duck. They fry it to a crisp, so crispy that you can even crunch on the bones and eat the entire thing (yes, everything) because it's just so crazy crunchy.

Anyways, pictures below:-

The Menu 

The Bebek comes with these 3 sauces to be dipped in and eaten with rice. My personal favourite is the middle picture with the garlic. Yummy. 

 The yummy and crunchy bebek. Gigit jgn tak gigit!

And this is the minced beef on a 'Serai' stick. Yummy and aromatic. Love it.

Bebek di Tepi Sawah also offers villas for rental located on the paddy fields for the ultimate 'kampung' experience. And it's also just a few steps away from this restaurant, of course.

Alright everyone, I have to go. 

Work beckons.

Have a good week ahead.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Where it All Began...

"The Road goes ever on and on. Down from the door where it began. 
Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can
Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say" ~ J.R.R Tolkien

Hello readers,

Apart from responding to your queries on prenatal advice and hydrops, I haven't had time to update.

I know some of you have been asking about the places I went to in Bali.

I will update soon I promise.

It has been really, really busy. 

And today is going to be interesting, because I am going back to my alma mater, not as a student, but as panelist for a talk. 

Gua dah tua beb. *Mode cari uban mana tahu takut dah ada LOL*

I am hoping to help and give insight in any way I can to the young ones.

I cannot believe I have been in practice for 7+ years now. It feels just like yesterday I was called to the Bar.

This is where EVERYTHING began.

Memories will flood.

Those skeletons in my closet will be rattling on my closet door, begging to be let out.

You know what? 

Let's face our demons and skeletons and memories. 

Those skeletons? I am going to let them out and dance with them.

So let's DANCE

Have a good weekend ahead.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

And this is LOVE...

"Mothers are all slightly insane" ~ J.D Salinger

Hello readers, 

I know its approaching the end of the week.

Things have been crazy busy so you know how it is.

Anyway, it was Airiel's concert last Saturday.

 Anak Gua hensem (statement biased takleh blah standard setiap mak kat luar sana haha)

Cute kids made punya events thingymajig for the parents 

Theme was the countries and flags of the world.

The 'POSSE' 

Airiel had such a great time!!

These are the moments I know heaven must exist
These are the moments I know all I need is this
I have got all I have waited for
I could not ask for more
I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
And every dream I have has came true
And right here in this moment
Is right where we are all meant to be
Right here with you
 Here with me
I could not ask for more than this love you gave me
It's all I have waited for
I could not ask for more..

Mama loves you very much son...

May you feel and remember that love one day.

I have some exciting projects and events coming up. Will share it with you guys soon! I promise.

Have a good weekend ahead everyone.

Much love from Airiel and I

Peace and love to everyone.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lets Get Lost 2014 - Part 9 - Villa 007 - Seminyak

"I'm often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they're hurting. Even if they're in your soul. I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won't feel lost anymore..." ~ Emery Allen

Hello readers,

As you would have guessed. I went to beautiful Bali.

Since emails have been pouring in asking me for recommendations, I will start with where I stayed.

Hello Villa 007

Steps leading up from the gates to the front door. Ohh I am in love already!

The rooms and the hallway, with little figurines and free hats for you to use to keep the sun away

The high ceilings with wooden beams, the lounge sofa in the living room, the lovely locally accented chandelier and the cute little containers in the fully functioning kitchen

The pool, the lounge area, the lounge chairs. When I wasn't out sightseeing, I will be here, either in the pool or lounging and looking up while listening to music...

The view I had looking up, the lovely flowers which fell into the villa next door. The outside shower after dips in the pool. Me camwhoring with a selfie as usual.

I fell in love with this place. Its a 3 bedroom villa. With one room smaller than the others, well fitted for a child and is adorned with children's decorations (didn't manage to snap pictures). The remainder of the 2 rooms come with king size beds and will sleep 2 comfortably. You can sleep in the living room area as well, it was just so roomy and airy.

If it was up to me I would have slept outside beside the pool but honestly I was afraid of rolling over into it masa tido ngeee.

The staff, Made, Tobi was just awesome and catered to our every need. From food, to universal adaptors to having masseurs come over to the house. It was just awesome.

The website link for Villa 007 is here.

My review of Villa 007 on can be found here.
Have a good rest of the week readers.

More updates soon I promise.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.