Have you seen the fresh prince of England born 22 July? In just another day, he would be a Leo! And he would have two things in common with me; being a Leo and a Snake. Too bad, the baby came out a day early.
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One thing amazed me, how can Catherine Middleton aka the Duchess of Cambridge looked so good just a couple of days after child birth? Some people are just blessed with good genes, I guess.
And look at her gorgeous engagement ring! It matched her dress and the baby so well.
Speaking of which, I had one done recently. Not an engagement ring, just a ring. An aunt bought me a 4.5 carat blue Topaz from one of her travels many many year ago, along with some smaller semi-precious stones. I just couldn’t find time and a design I really like to make it into a ring or some sort of accessories. I wanted to mark the arrival of Ewan with a piece of jewellery, and a recent visit to Suen in Bangsar inspired me to make one.
The colour of the stone is just so fitting, baby blue for baby boy! I thought it matches my baby. The two smaller stones on the side are blue sapphires, two pieces on each side. In fact, those 4 pieces of smaller sapphire were more expensive than the bigger 4.5 carat topaz and the setting together. But I am happy with this design and happier that I got it done after so many years.
I cannot wait to show it to my aunt when I go back to KK this Raya. It will be Ewan’s first Raya. My parents are more excited than me about his first Raya. They’ve been asking me whether or not I bought him new Raya outfit and if I could find a baby Baju Melayu for him. Yes, I have. It will be a size or two too big for him but I can do some alteration and it will look like it’s custom-tailored for him! Time to keep in touch with my Singer!
I on the other hand, will try to fit into my two Raya outfits I tailor made last year but could not wear. Last Raya, a grand-aunt passed away a day before Raya and it was not appropriate for us to celebrate so I had to lug back my beautiful frocks to KL unworn. I have gained a few kilos since last Raya, so I hope I can still fit. But in the case that I can’t (and secretly hoping so) I am going to get me a pair (or two) from Jovian’s Baju Raya at Zalora. I especially like the collection of his collaboration with Lisa Surihani! They are all so pretty; you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Have you been out shopping during this season? The traffic’s crazy and the amount of people out and about will make you mistake them for BlackOut 505! I will NOT go through that when I have other option, especially when I have a baby in tow.
But… I don’t mind going through traffic for a berbuka session, any taker?