Ramadhan 2011 will be leaving us in less than 10 days. Honestly, it feels awkward and a little bit mellowed knowing the Month Of Grace will be in the end. The emotion is indescribable. However, to celebrate the Aidilfitri is somehow somewhat something that is encouraged. To mark the jubilant against The Nafs; provided one must exercised soul-rehabilitation throughout Ramadhan – to purify the body and the soul.
The hue tone of my Baju Melayu – Peach & violet stripes!
Initially, I didn’t have any plan to buy new Baju Raya; I am thinking of re-using the last year’s. Nonetheless, a familial Raya Sprees from SOGO to Warta, Bandar Baru Bangi today had somewhat initiated me to buy merely a pair. I came across this Baju Melayu with stripes of violet and peach colours – I’ve never had any Baju Melayu-with-stripes before; always the plain ones. So, I thought, hey, why not? It’s not like I always buy Baju Melayu? Once a while pampering myself with the money I myself earn, aite? I’ve also bought something for my parents, Insya ALLAH and will try to make it as customary besides the angpow for them, as well.
The androgynous smell. That’s me!
Anyway, in SOGO, I finally convinced myself to lavish Yours Truly with a perfume; the one I covet SO MUCH- Burberry’s “The Beat” !! Why ‘The Beat?” Because it smells androgynous. It’s not too masculine or too feminine. I know this will create a stir to those people who are still in “cocoon-and-go-agog-when-something-provocative-is-discussed” but honesty is what I wear best up my sleeves, y’all. The smell speaks my facade – someone with androgynous feature; hybrid of masculine & feminine in one elixir. It has been described that the scent is a mixture of “leatherwood, Bourbon vetiver, cedrat, black pepper and violet leaf.” I’ve always fancy Burberry. It exudes classy in an English aristocracy way; I don’t know- it’s just my preferences.
It’s been ages since I last bought myself perfumes. The last ones were “True Star” (Enrique Iglesias) by Tommy Hilfiger & “Escape” by Calvin Klein. Both remind me of the phase of life I lead while wearing them. “True Star” was when I in USM while “Escape” was when I started working in the Bank. I hope the scent of ‘The Beat” will bring some reminiscence smell for my upcoming Australia trip, Insya ALLAH! Yeay!
Courtesy of Google Image.
After the exhausting day yet enjoyable tight-knitting family affair, we ended our Iftar with Wong Solo packed meals (Bandar Baru Bangi!). Sumptuous smashed chickens (‘ayam penyek) delicacies – boasting the delicious meal from Indonesia. Well, another week to work before the school holiday! Can’t wait y’all, especially the journey to The Land Of Down Under!