A week right after our engagement ceremony my fiance, Nasir, departed for Brisbane to further his studies there for two years and a half. I was quite in sorrow on the day he left since it was our 32nd monthsary. And I think that's when I became less active in updating this blog. Then, I got enrolled back in ITB for the Bachelor Degree programme I applied early 2009, and started uni in August. Thought first year of Bachelor Degree programme could be a honeymoon year for me. But instead, it's my worst nightmare. It's nowhere close to what we did during HND course. But Alhamdulillah, I managed to pass and got promoted to Semester 2.
When September 2009 came, all of us went teary-eyed. Because it was just second day of Raya when the little brother, Lei, left for UK to further his studies at Keele University. Raya wasn't celebrated the way it should be because it was my first time spending Raya alone without Nasir. Got only ONE "Baju Kurung" tailored for Raya but it was bad news for me as well. Because the tailor didn't manage to get it done by Raya eve and I had to wear my old "Baju Kurung" for first day of Raya.
Two weeks after that, it was my little sister, Adeq's turn to leave for UK as well, to resume in the second year of her degree programme at Southampton University. By then, the Raya spirit that I had been holding on to went down the drain~ No more Raya for me and I was all buried with loads and loads of assignments and solitude.
As my final exams were approaching, the day that my fiance would come back home upon completing his first semester was approaching too. He got back during my revision week, mid November 2009. I was quite nervous about reuniting with my fiance again. It felt so weird to meet each other after long months of video calls on the MSN. It seemed like we were gonna meet for the first time but knew so much about each other. I showered TWICE before going to the airport with his mum, sister and niece to fetch him. LOL! When we finally met face to face, I was speechless. I couldn't bear to say anything when he was right in front of my eyes. And that was the day that I have been waiting for all that time. Alhamdulillah! Thank you Allah for the opportunity you've given me.
Then... It's the final exams! I just couldn't wait to get over with it. And when I did, another day with so much preparations to look forward to. It was Nasir's younger sister's wedding day on the 3rd of January, 2010. I was in charge of the decorating the "Balasan". Such a big responsibility I held. I was quite worried myself, wondered if I could manage it all by myself. Alhamdulillah! With the help of my mum and a few family members, we pulled through! And there goes my December.
-Orked's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake-
-Orked's creations: Fruits-
-Orked's creations: Polo shirts-
-Orked's creations: Office attire-
-At Shah's Majlis Malam Berbedak, Tutong-
-Shah & Liyana's Majlis Bersanding, Bunut-Uni reopens by the second week of January 2010 and another month till Nasir departs for Brisbane again. He didn't get to stay for my 24th birthday, which was by the end of February 2010. It was then another first time for me celebrating my birthday without Nasir. But on the day before his flight back to Brisbane, he surprised me by taking me out to the Secret Recipe and asked me to order any cake I want. He was supposedly craving for cakes and when the cakes arrived to our table, he blurted out, "Happy advanced birthday, Syg!" And of course, there was a downpour. I was again speechless and overwhelmed.
Now, it's been more than a month since he got back to Brisbane. And I have a few more weeks before I face my final exams again. Well, I have to be strong to get over with this. Nicely, this time. Before indulging my looooong semester break. Wish me luck!