September 26, 2011

Dinner with Dayang Nurfaizah !

Well, I had a nice malaysian dinner, but I'm sure she was getting ready to perform backstage and probably couldn't get anything down :)

The Malaysian Association of the Netherlands held their Gala Dinner last Saturday at the Bel Air Hotel Den Haag and there were about 300 guests, fully booked ! They flew in 2 Malay chefs so we had an awesome buffet with rendang, roti canai, satay, the works, awesome !!! ' 2 thumbs up ' And the highlight of the night was Dayang Nurfaizah! She was great and really wowed the crowd, and she got quite a few to get up and danced too.

So thankful I brought my little Canon, so the videos are a bit choppy but here they are, and oh, excuse all the giggling behind the camera :(

This first one is of her going around for song requests and the little guy in the blue stripe shirt is Adam who put up his hand and asked her first for Jonas Brothers, then Lady Gaga and finally she agreed on Justin Bieber ! Well, he is 11 :-)

And this is her singing one of my favorites, enjoy

And yes, we got a photo too , she really is the sweetest :)

September 22, 2011

Salam Eid-Ul-Fitri 2011

Salam everyone and Selamat Hari Raya / Eid - Ul- Fitri Mubarak !

I know how this is soooo long overdue, sorry but things have been quite hectic once school restarted :) We had a good Raya here in Rotterdam and was actually pretty festive. I guess that once you are away from family and close friends, you begin to appreciate more of what you have around you. So it turned out pretty great, with first Raya being hosted by the Malaysian Embassy in Den Haag, had some yummy food ( that was the best part hehehe). Felt a little homesick especially since it was 1st Syawal but once we started eating it began to feel like home :)

So here we are from Rotterdam !

Yes, we were always a family of mismatched Baju Raya :( not that I did not try !

The Malaysian Rotterdammers posing for a 'family' photo' 

I finally decided to smock again. A simple drop waist dress pattern and first time doing ribbon embroidery done on raw silk!

Inspired by Australian Smocking and Embroidery Issue 89 dress above. It was done on green damask silk full bodice smocked and ribbon flowers.

This duo is actually my favorite from that issue, simply gorgeous, one day I will persevere :)

Not forgetting my boys on this occasion ! Made them matching pants from plaid winter cotton and they choose the cotton for their tops. All patterns are from OTTOBRE and turned out like a pro 'cough , cough' But seriously, Adam's shirt had a double back yoke and real cuff and plackets. They loved it and now they want to go shopping for more fabric for mommy to make them more shirts, hahaha hurray for mommy :)

So thats it ladies for now, more interesting stories soon I promise, take care everyone.


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