161009 Love Story: How it all started..

This post was meant to be posted yesterday, but I simply forgot =.=

A few weeks ago, I was anticipating yesterday so much, and wanted to make a dedicated post for this date, 16 October, for some reason that you may or may not be aware of.

Yesterday completed one whole year since Az came into my life.

I really dont know where to start. This one magical year, which has so quickly passed, but at the same time, it feels as if it was a very long, long year, looking back how far we have gone.

I could say, this accidental and unexpected meeting, which one can see it too ridiculous to just be a coincidence, therefore I chose to see it as a destiny, it’s really meant to be this way, God has answered my prayers at right time my life was in a deepshit, and brought him to me almost just instantly. A savior.

Through Google :P

Yup, this wouldnt have happened without Google. Yeah, big credit to Google that he found my WordPress.com blog, and we’re now a happy engaged couple.

Now let me tell you the story of how Az found his fiancé through Google :P

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One evening on 16th October 2009, there’s a guy on his PC, browsing Google for a certain keyword: Tasik Heights Apartment for rent. Just that.

And he was randomly clicking through some results he got on the first page.

It was when he arrived to this blog post entitled “Tasik Heights Apartment?” dated back in 2008, written by a girl before her moving to the apartment when starting her job in KL.

The guy, assuming that the blog owner was still living in the apartment, decided to ask her regarding the rental, though he somehow didnt leave the comment at the right post, but rather, the latest post of the blog at that particular time.

The blog post doesnt sound so right, no? The girl was hardly updating her blog in those days. She was suffering from big depression thanks to sudden realization that her decision of coming to USM doing Master’s might be a wrong idea when she was failing two Analog tests in a row, but that’s not actually the main reason of the depression. It was more because she was having the biggest argument with the ex-bf, whom she had wanted to stay friends with, which turned out to be even the worst decision she had ever made in her life. Even writing blog didnt help, knowing that her readers and family might not like the idea she was still in contact with the ex after a year of leaving him, so she chose to keep it secret. The most bitter secret she had to keep in her throat. And she totally had nobody else to turn to.

Except maybe, God.

She was praying harder than she had ever done in her life. It’s ironic that maybe you get the closest to Him when you’re saddest and lowest and suicidal, so desperately to ask Him to wipe away the sadness from you. It was when she knows that her Creator really listens to her little voice when nobody else would. It was when the miracle happened.

God sent the savior directly to the girl’s blog. In the form of a clueless guy asking sensible rental of an apartment. Yes, it doesnt sound relevant: from apartment rental, to saving someone from depression, to love. But it simply happened that way. Believe me.

The girl, woke up in the morning and after a great prayer, opened her laptop checking email, and suddenly the blog comment notification made her smile. Which she didnt know how and why, but she just felt a happy itch. It was not the first time she received questions regarding the apartment anyway, as if she was still living there. As if she had a room for rent =.=  But she decided to kindly reply the comment by email.

And the guy, instead of accepting the fact that he wouldnt get the answer for the apartment question and leave, still somehow, unexpectedly, replied back the girl’s email.

See.. siap kasi FB profile link :P And by this time the girl had a sudden feeling that this funny guy apparently has a few things in common with her, and at least he could be someone she can communicate, for whatever matter. So she replied again, and added him to FB friend as courtesy.

And  there came the first FB message from the guy upon approving the FB friendship. The magical message you could call the savior of the girl’s depression to instantly be wiped away. I mean, seriously!

Now, do you sense any love to grow shortly afterwards? And, is it possible for the girl not to fall in love at first message, especially at the point of time she needed a cheer so much?

The guy might still be an unknown stranger to her by this stage, but whether you believe it or not, she did fall in love.


And that’s how it all started.


P.S. to Az, I just feel the right to share these conversations today, after a year it happened. Hope you dont mind ;P

..This story post may be continued, and may be not.

imajication got hosted too

Like I said in a previous post I was transferring my postcard blog in WP.com into one of subdomains postcrossing.ilyani.net, don’t know if it makes any sense since I have stopped updating and blogging postcards altogether since past 8 months, but since I’m purely obsessed with my dot net nowadays I feel like having everything as my subdomains :P (haris.ilyani.net, az.ilyani.net, bunny.ilyani.net… :D) and it’s been my excuse again to waste time browsing through hundreds of pretty themes WordPress has to offer, and how I could more or less give it a touch-up according to my taste of graphic design. And playing with plugins (try, test, delete, repeat the step for next) and somehow getting more curious if I’ll be getting 50sen again next week for the ads I’ve put in those websites. I know I’m making myself busier with something not even under my studies concern. My roommates are seeing me stuck to the laptop even more stubbornly nowadays but they have no idea what I’m doing :P

If you happen to miss imajica talking about her postcards excessively, come make a revisit to postcrossing.ilyani.net, even I myself am missing so much the years I used to devote all my soul (and time and money) to this hobby.

Nice, huh? :) The theme is simple and neat enough I don’t think I need more alters with the design, though I really have to put at the header display image with the most colorful and cheerful message on postcard I ever received, from dear chat_noir (who has left Postcrossing even much earlier and we’ve been missing him since, but I do keep a lot of lovely cards from him all this while..) maybe you can tell clearly enough why this card deserves to be on the display image of my postcrossing blog. Because it looks special, and it IS really special :)

chat_noir?? If you happen to arrive to this post and blog one day, I’d like to thank you again for all the beautiful cards that put many smiles to my face in past few years, and it was sad that you disappeared just like that.. (ok, I’m sort of disappearing as well, but still.. I can never completely disappear from Postcrossing :P) and you’re really, really a great Postcrosser and a lovely friend to all of us!

(I’m getting sentimental here..*sob*)