A not so birthday-ish birthday, but I got my bestest birthday gift this year:)

Aiyo. 12.58 midnight already, I missed blogging on my birthday >.<

So peeps, ilyani has freaking turned 27 on 20 June 2010. OMG. I cant believe that number, can you? I am old.


Old. (v_v;)

Nothing much to say, just I woke up late today and had this wish to give a little treat for myself, a Subway sandwich or a huge pizza, only to realize that I dont have Kelisa here anymore *sob* but hey, my roommate has a car this semester so after a short talk we decided to drive for Kenny Rogers at Juru. Was so excited somehow even though having been bored here in empty USM right now.. until the very moment I was done with the makeup and I had a sudden &*^VU%# pain (read: women monthly pain) so hard I was almost dying. SO there how my sappy birthday plan went – and I saw myself curling myself on bed for the rest of the day. Ironic, no?

Anyways. I am not the kind of person who must celebrate her birthday, much less to be excited about it (I mean, who on a right mind is happy about getting a year older???) but yeah, with this dull environment I’m having right now, I just thought it could be an excuse for me to cheer myself up on this day. Afterall it’s still a painful fact to know I’m now a year older when I havent actually achieved much in my life.

The brighter side is, many thanks for all birthday wishes I got by sms, FB and Postcrossing forum, you guys really made my day! :D And though I no longer receive many birthday cards this year unlike previous years when I was a super active Postcrosser ;-) hmm but it’s okay, I guess I already got my bestest birthday gift this year… which I’m not telling you what it is :P


Oh by the way, I met Az & his parents yesterday! (19th June). Coincidently, they were going back to KL all the way from the father’s hometown in Alor Setar, and now it’s the only thing I’m happy about the fact that USM Engineering Campus is located in deserted Nibong Tebal.. coz it’s near the North-South highway and they managed to drop by for a few hours to see me here and we had lunch with nasi ayam in Parit Buntar. And I received a bag of fruits from kampung.. :)

Good nite & bye bye 26-year-old ilyani, and I’m now (trying to) start living my life as a 27-year-old lady. Yikes.

Az in KB, and other stuff.

Hullo. I’m alive and kicking. Just too busy to blog. Busy of what? Busy enjoying happiness :) (eh poyo..)

Ok lah, summarized version only.

1) Az in Kota Bharu

Az was here for 3 days, meeting my parents, seeing places, having fun, and eating like mad. I am so much relieved that the meet-up and his visit went well, Alhamdulillah. I cant describe in words of how excited I was and being the first timer in the family to finally introduce my other-half to the parents has actually been really awkward, needless to say the sudden expectations from people. I dont feel like writing in details about this coz there are heaps to write and I’m so lazy, therefore I’m just telling you the brief idea, and you’ll not even see pics of us anymore (padan muka :P) coz I need to be more secure about this from now on, knowing that my blog has been reached by some anonymous readers beyond my expectation. And I got some overwhelming responses for the pics of me & Az I put in few last post, and somehow it’s been like I am abusing our own privacy, though Az himself doesnt mind about it. And I know it’s my blog and my own space and I dont actually need to fear writing or displaying anything I want, yet I just realized that things have so much changed since ilyani.wordpress.com era, where nobody was really aware about the blog existence then (where it was safer). Plus, I’m having a private blog where I write together with Az (yes, he does blog there too and am so much giddy about it XD) so I guess things about us will be gradually be more focused in there rather than on ilyani.net.

2) My project proposal

Which I have not yet started doing =.= When I was meeting up with Dr Umi the other week, she gave me 2 weeks to do the journal readings and write the Lit reviews and project proposal.. but aiyooh.. where did my time go?? :( Really need to start working my ass off or I’ll be real doomed, expected to leave for USM end of this week. *sob* And I may not be having Kelisa in first few weeks there.. and maybe months :(

3) Crafty bags

Like these?? :) Head on to shop.ilyani.net to see my new addition! :)) Tell me that you’re ilyani.net reader or follower you’ll get 10% discount! :D

4) I am Exabytes Happy Client winner!

Happier, in fact! Hehe. Will let you know more once I receive the voucher :P Now only the spoiler:

See you! ^_^

Happiness of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

I was in Langkawi over the weekend. Last minute holiday plan, which my family is very good at.

It’s been hectic these days, really, and I’m even in my semester break! Therefore, seeing some beautiful beaches and water rather does help to soothe my days again.

Or maybe not.

Meeting Dr Umi during my short visit to USM, I’ve been given my very first assignment for the dissertation project. Project proposal with literature reviews to be done within 2 weeks. And that can only happen if I manage to sit and read loads of journal PDF files which I admit I dont really fancy about. What to do?

And Az is coming over in a few days. It’s been like a dream all this while, and I didnt honestly expect the dream would come true this soon. In between the¬†excitement, it’s rather strange to think that I’m finally bringing a guy home to meet my parents. This is the first time, and I’m clueless of what I’m supposed to do! =.= I’m just hoping for the best that I will not at least make his days at my house and hometown go disaster should I not plan properly. Today I just went to book a hotel room for him. And until this hour, I still havent decided much about places I should bring him to, apart from breakfast with nasi kerabu the morning he arrives.

I’m making myself busy with the shop as well. Went to the shop at bazar today to check clothes that have been sold during my absence, which was quite amusing than I had thought. Our shop assistant seems to make loads more sales than I do with my blogshop (v_v). Hmm. Anyways took few more pics of new clothes to upload soon.

And I still need to clean my room.