Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

Random, provoking thoughts from a self-confessed princess :: with focus on motivational learnings from the media. I hope to inspire everyone to be the best they can be

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Beautiful Bride

As the bride walks away from the wedding ballroom, there is a sense of excitement that envelopes the air. The anticipation of starting a new life together is imminent in both the bride and groom's expressions. The excitement of going on a honeymoon after all the preparation towards this big day in their life just to escape from it all and be in a world of their own. There is a certain rush of emotion after the biggest event in your life.

Yesterday, I attended the wedding of one of the most beautiful girl among my friends. She really has the kind of girl-next-door look that any male would brood over and would like to treat as girlfriend. And to see her in her glory in her wedding gown heightens the sensation. She might not be the most beautiful girl in the world or even in Malaysia but to me, she is beautiful inside and out. It takes a certain amount of charisma, confidence and courage; strength and selflessness that makes a girl beautiful in my eyes.

Externally, she has the most flawless fair skin any girl can have and a body so statuesque she can wear anything and still look good in it. She might not be a model material as she still has the girl-next-door innocence, not the smoldering type of looks but she could fairly be the dream girlfriend of every guy. As she told me abouther upcoming honeymoon in Maldives, I shared her excitement as I will be going on one myself.

And why is she beautiful internally? She displays a certain confidence to look like the sweetest girl on Earth yet not afraid to show her tomboyish side as her gait is not one that enhances her feminity. When there are problems with the event, she took charge from the get-go, sputtering instructions so fast only a bullet train can catch up with her. At the end of the dinner, the poor husband was drunk and was sleeping on the chair. She took no offence in laughing about it and drove him home despite the hectic schedule. She took control of the situation to make sure everything is in order. And at the end of the event, admitted what a relief it has been. Tinge of vulnerability.


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Inspirations for my Wedding Gowns

Did anyone notice the similarity between my wedding gown and evening gown with the wedding gown worn by Taylor Swift in the music video 'Love Story'? I adored this gown when she donned it in the music video. And I found out, I am not the only one! Many people were asking who designed the gown. Proves my taste is not that bad.

I truly adored the off-shoulder type of designs (makes me feel like a princess ;), symbol of elegance and innocence. Kudos to one of my chi mui, Reese Yeo who specially selected the gown for me during my dressing. As for my evening gown, the moment I put on the blue gown, it fitted me so well I felt like it was designed for me! I did not notice how similar the corseted waist of Taylor Swift's wedding gown was to the one I wore until I opened the photo after the wedding. And the best part was, it clung on to my body so well, I could run and jump in it. Well, as they said, dreams do come true. ;)

**Wedding gowns courtesy of Couture Wedding Gown in Cheras

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Taste Like Home - Buttered Bread

I was reading an article on The Star about how most people use Maggi Mee as a food that reminds them of home. That their parents used to cook Maggi Mee for them whenever they are hungry. Thus, their inclination to wipe up a bowl of Maggi Mee whenever they feel homesick.

My homesick food would be a plain simple Buttered Bread. Why? Cos I am sucker for bread. Everytime I walk past a bakery when I was in Australia, I would soak up the aromatic smell of the dough from the bread being heated in the microwave. And I still miss those dearly. In Singapore, the closest I can get to that is from BreadTalk which has fantastic bread by the way. But the best has to be the simple butter bread my dad buys from the bakery and puts onto the table for my breakfast every morning. All I do is spread more butter or condensed milk onto the bread and dip the bread piece by piece into a hot cup of Milo before savoring it. Hehe, do I make the bread sound so appetizing? My mom is good at picking this little details out and has since buy butter bread every time I go home to Malaysia during the weekend. The power of mother's love.

I also remember how I used to eat bread only for lunch as I was trying to budget my expenses while studying overseas and will always look forward to buying my long loaf of bread. (The loaves in Australia is generally longer as the cold weather allows you to keep the bread longer). I would toast the large slice of bread for 1.5 mins and immediately spread generous amounts of salted butter on it while it is still hot so that the butter melts into the bread, making it soft and delicious. Till today, I still miss the incredibly better tasting bread and milk in Australia.

So, whenever someone says they had buttered bread for breakfast, don't think it is due to lack of choice. A lot of people associate bread and butter with the lack of economic standing. I for one actually choose bread over rice if I can help it. I love my dough! And Paris will always have the best chocolate croissants. I know ;)

So, what is the food that reminds you of home?