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In Up close and personal on January 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

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I am now on Instagram under the username Yasminjsoh! One down, 4 more resolutions to go! Of course Instagram will not be the only technology I embrace, there will be others but I doubt I’ll ever join the revolutionary Twittersville.


2013: Resolutions

In Up close and personal on January 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I love new beginnings! Big hopes and dreams, great aspirations and goals. Some of mine this year are:

  • To spend more time in the kitchen. I’ve always loved baking. I just need to find someone to clean up the mess after. Not to mention someone to eat them once they’re done.
  • To put things down onto paper. Pictures, notes, thoughts. Especially now that I have a little family of my own.
  • To start work. Enough of this tai tai life. Any longer I can feel my brain melting into putty.
  • To invest in more classic pieces that will surpass my lifetime. Rather than succumb to style fads that may or may not work in a few years time.
  • To be more technology savvy. I’m hopeless – apart from this blog, I have very little stance in the tech world. I barely exist. Time to do something about that. The husband would be so proud.

So here’s to the new year!




In Up close and personal on September 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

Now that I’m expecting very soon I find myself being more and more restricted in every form possible – clothes, food intake (no, I do not believe in the saying ‘eat for two’, it is a myth REALLY!) activities (I got scolded by the husband for making the bed the other day and for bending down to pick up some flour sitting at the bottom of the grocers’ shelf) and even bodily movements (it’s been ages since I’ve last had a proper morning stretch).

So I find myself at home for most of the time on my laptop and in my pjs, not cleaning the house and definitely not doing the laundry, daydreaming about a whole bunch of stuff. What do other pregnant women do when they are close to popping and unemployed?! Any ideas? Help a girl out.


Wide Awake

In Up close and personal on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

Ok, I know. I seem to disappear and reappear as I please. It is unfair and perhaps irresponsible of me but hey, I’m sure there were other things on the web that entertained you lot for the past 5 months or so. I suppose an explanation is due right about now – well, I’m heavily (well, not quite) pregnant and I will be expecting a beautiful baby boy sometime in November (hopefully) so blogging wasn’t exactly my main priority then. But today marks the first day that I find myself awake and staring jealously at my husband who was (still is) fast asleep next to me whilst I tossed and turned to find a comfortable position in hopes of doing the same. Clearly wasn’t happening. Third trimester’s classical backaches are kicking in at an unforgiving speed.

So here I am. Blogging again.

I did, however, treat myself to some buttermilk pancakes beforehand.


In Up close and personal on February 14, 2012 at 1:31 am

Valentines Day. Who’s a sucker for it? No shame here! It’s just another excuse to do something different from our everyday routine and heck, any excuse is good enough for me! Haha. Ok, time to sleep. Long day tomorrow.XOXO.

This Is Me

In Up close and personal on January 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I have to admit, when the husband first mentioned that we were to be dressed in matching songket I got a bit scared. Never mind the fact that it can be extremely errm.. colourful to say the least, but I also knew the limitations of a songket fabric. It’s stiff and often itchy and uncomfortable. Not my idea of a wedding gown. So I turned to Syomir.

Syomir and I were on the same page in that we definitely wanted to keep it simple but we didn’t want to opt for a traditional kebaya style. So current, basically. And I’m happy that it all came about organically. From choosing the tone and pattern of the songket, the contour of the dress, right down to the detailed sequins and beadings strategically placed on one side of the shoulder. Hopefully we will see more of this modern take of the songket. I think it’s quite refreshing and unique… what do you think? 

Gimme Some Love

In Up close and personal on January 27, 2012 at 2:14 am

Meet Neko. She eats a lot. Sleeps a lot. Likes to get her fur wet and sneak under my covers! But she’s my baby.

16th December 2011

In Up close and personal on January 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

The wedding ceremony took place on the 16th December 2011; it was a beautiful day and the hall was covered in white and bathed with the morning sun. We were lucky enough to have came across SDCC’s rooftop garden – think open marbled space with tall french windows that opens to a wooden patio overlooking the golf course. It really is a breathtaking sight. We were actually one of the first to ‘bless’ the area as a wedding venue.

As promised, here are some photos of the akad nikah dress Syomir crafted for me. The lace was sourced by yours truly but the beadwork was done by Syomir and team. I would definitely recommend Syomir as a designer not least because of his workmanship, but mostly for his professionalism (well, I say he’s professional but he’s a hoot as well if you let him be!). That’s hard to find in KL. My advice to any future brides is to do your research. Don’t just rely on recommendations – you need to know what you want, or at least what you don’t want in a dress. Each designer has their own signature style, or preferred silhouette. KNOW IT! If they tend to do over-the-top tulle and ruffles dresses, they’re not going to be too happy designing a classic tube dress and you won’t be either! You don’t go into a Versace store looking for a neutral colour block shirt now do you?

Will be posting a few more photos detailing each of the reception dresses soon. Stay tuned!


In Up close and personal on January 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

It’s just me and Siti tonight. And a little Rihanna and LMFAO. I really like GLAM’s covers and this is not an exception. Absolutely love the red. It kinda screams “buy me!!” don’t you think (?) … and how can you not? I rarely buy Malay magazines just because I’m not used to Malay fashionology/beauty terms. I know… disgraceful. I am learning though. Hence the magazine. It takes me forever to go through one because it takes a while for my brain to register what the article is saying about the trend/product/person etc. I swear I wasn’t this bad in high school! This is what happens when you go away for so long. Sigh.

A Short Note Before It All Ends

In Up close and personal on December 29, 2011 at 1:48 am

Merry belated Christmas everyone! I’ve been pretty busy these past few weeks – getting married is no easy task! But it’s been a surreal and amazing experience and I have great friends, family and coordinators to thank for that. The boyfriend is now officially ‘the husband’. I know some of you are waiting for pictures but sorry to disappoint, none at the moment. I will put up a few once they’re available but not many – just enough for all of you to see the incredible work my designer, Syomir, had put into my wedding gowns. My absolute favorite is the Songket gown Syomir and I came up with. We both wanted the dress (all of them, in fact) to reflect our personality and I think the Songket dress did just that. I secretly pull a Monica and put on the dress every now and then when I’m at home doing the dishes. Nawwhh, I’m kidding…

Or am I?

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