Selasa, 27 November 2012

We're Backpackers! Not Honeymooners!

One day after 2nd reception, me & my husband went backpacking! Aha! It should be a honeymoon, but we did a little bit mistake by planned to go to Hongkong, a faraway city we've never been before. We've spent quite a lot of money on the airplane (it was low cost airline though), and we should tight our budget at the city.

How could it be a honeymoon, when all day, all you want is to explore the city? Walking through MTR stations and sight-seeing. Remember, we went there just a few hours after all-the-wedding-hectic-things, and it was sooooooooo tiring @____@

But after all, this wonderful trip is memorable :) We did enjoy it, right, my hubby??
Just a tip for bride wannabe: It will be MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE planning honeymoon at Bali / Lombok, for a quiet, peaceful sanctuary... Be relaxed after your wedding day. No need to rush going sightseeing. Or, you can go faraway but maybe by joining a tour agency. Less walk and less getting lost, hahahaha..

Here's some pictures & first day honeymoon backpacking story...

Surabaya Juanda (Jetstar Airways) - Changi Airport (Tiger Airways) - Hong Kong!! But not that easy, really.
First stop: Singapore's Changi Airport. Arrived at 8.30 pm and spent the whole night at Changi!! Hehehehe...

Our belongings. Families were shocked: how could we bring only 2 backpacks when we had 5 days to spend on honeymoon? Well, I told you it's not honeymooon...

Eating burgerking. Aha. Self timer camera.

Cheers! "We still have 6 hours to spend here!" said my husband. (Tripod & self timer camera)

Going to 11 pm, people started to sleep everywhere. Literally everywhere.

Hey, there's a Snooze Lounge at Terminal 3 for free! Can we sleep there??

Oh no! It's fully loaded!! Hmmmm quite comfortable isn't it?

Let's just sleep at some couch... *picture is for illustration only*

A few tips to sleep at Changi Airport: BRING YOUR INFLATABLE NECK PILLOW!! Argh I left that thing at my home :( It's as low as Rp 25.000 in Indonesia, but at airport they cost 5x higher. It will be really useful too for long journey at the airplane. Less neck tension.
And also, BRING YOUR WARMEST JACKET. It will be really cold at midnight at the airport...

At 2 am we woke up and planning to go to LCCT to catch our 5 am flight to Hongkong. Our pity, we slept at Terminal 3, and to go to LCCT there's a bus at Terminal 2. Buuuut the express vehicle from Terminal 3 to 2 was UNDER CONSTRUCTION until 5 am @___@ so we walked about 40 minutes to Terminal 2. Subhanallah... Morning workout, yeah??

To make the story short, finally we arrived at Hongkong! Alhamdulillaah...

We checked in at our budget hotel at Chung King Mansion, cleaned ourselves, and continue to have lunch & sight seeing.


And we decided to go to Victoria Peak by bus... which turned out to be... another long journey *we had no idea it was far awayyy*

It was already dark when we got to Victoria Peak. Don't know where we're going, we just followed some other tourists. They went to a mall near the bus station, we followed. 

And at the highest floor, we saw this:

*___* wowwww

And that's our first day of backpack-moon! ;)

Credit: Photos by my husband

Senin, 26 November 2012

Wedding Reception - 2nd Episode

Still about the wedding (aha, maybe you'll be quite bored of my never-ending-wedding-posts), here's some pictures of the second reception, held for my big family's catering employee (or catering empire, aamiin).

I was wearing the same kebaya as I've worn here, and mothers were wearing "akad" kebaya. Well, no need to spend more money to make another kebaya, and this was quite a humble ceremony...

For decorations, we used the same decor as in the reception a day before.

People was having fun... Karaoke and parody and a little bit of dancing....

Hehehe =___=" the cooks were getting crazeeeehhh...

I did dance with my husband's grandpa... I didn't know it was our last dance :'( 
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'uun, grandpa passed away at October 9, 2012...

And here's our photobooth shoot! Smile!

I'm glad we're already married :)

PS: there will be a posting about the 3rd wedding reception - Ngunduh Mantu (reception held by husband's family) so stay tuned (only if you wanna know hehehe)
But as I'm a little bit lazy choosing photo & editing/resizing & writing, maybe the post will be done a months later (-___-)zzzZZZ

Selasa, 13 November 2012

Wedding Reception - 1st Episode

It's been more than 2 months after my wedding. Please enjoy the wedding pics! ;)

This is what our venue looked like :)

Here came the bride & groom...

 Thanks for coming, friends....


Food by Sonokembang Catering Surabaya...

Hijabee Surabaya friends...

This was our version of dessert table :D

As posted on my wedding-prep blog. To know the vendors, see the details here.

Senin, 05 November 2012

Wedding Scrapbook

Assalamu'alaikum :D Hehehehe long time no post...
A few weeks before my wedding, my aunty asked my cousin to make scrapbooks of my what-so-called 'prewedding photos' for wedding party decoration. Please check it out ^^ Mbak Indah (my cousin) made them soooo beautifully!