Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cooking for the Husband

I've sort of settled into my new home. Yesterday, I drove Mr. F's car to Meat One (rather overrated) and got chicken fillets to cook for dinner (he was staying late at work, so I thought I'd surprise him). I made Crispy Chicken with Lemon Sauce, except, I didn't let the sauce boil and thicken and it was kinda runny and the chicken could've been more tender.

Anyway, I served it with fried rice and chinese noodles (given to me by mommy dearest). Mr. F took a few bites, didn't say anything. Then he got up, took the dish to the kitchen and "modified" it with Stir-fry sauce and chilli sauce and cooked it for a few more minutes. Then he brought it back to the table and bade me try some. It was delicious... :P

So my husband's a gourmet chef and I'm a sandwich and microwave person... this will be interesting.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Thankfully, I'm still the same person although I dress slightly more formally and wear slightly more make-up than before (let's see how long that lasts :P). It's funny how quickly you get used to being with a new person... I guess living with college roommates really helped since Mr. F and I have both lived with other people and dealt with obnoxious roomies...

We honeymooned in Koh Samui and Bangkok. The island resort was fantastic; a romantic getaway straight out of the movies. I went snorkeling and swallowed a whole lot of seawater trying to stay afloat in my life-jacket while Mr. F tried to impress me with his swimming skills and "save" me. Thai food is delicious although I grew tired of it pretty quickly and ended up going to an Indian restaurant for dinner on our third evening (yes, I am a fob at heart :)). Also did the touristy stuff: sightseeing, picture-taking and getting a massage (Mr. F got one while I went back to the hotel since I didn't think I'd like to stay and watch :P).

It rained for two days straight in Bangkok but we spent most of the time gift-shopping at Siam Paragon. Also, this is random but I saw a whole lot of Siamese cats and then, a light bulb went off *Siamese cats from Siam* lol :). FYI, the local currency is Baht and shopping is affordable though nothing beats American sales... The transport system is pretty cool; they have an airtrain (like the subway but above-ground) and tuk tuks on the ground (like our local rickshaws but with more leg-room).

Mr. F also wanted to go to the night market where they sell copies of brands like Lacoste and Hermes so I tagged along although it was in a sketchy area with lots of night clubs and prostitute houses. They were playing Lady Gaga at the clubs but Mr. didn't let me go inside :P. I bought fake Dior sunglasses :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Wedding

It rained on my wedding day... The drive from the salon to the house and then to the venue was epic... lol. A big thank you to all my lovely aunties for making sure everything went as smoothly as possible despite the downpour and flooded roads and fragile tempers.

I signed the Nikah in the middle of my phot0-shoot... the Maulvi forgot to ask me if my then husband-to-be was acceptable. My now-husband forgot to sign the Nikah form :P and my false eyelashes started coming off half-way through the wedding thanks to the humidity...

Oh and one of the rain-bugs (makoras with wings) got into my clothes... To put it mildly, it was an uncomfortable ride back to the hotel post-rukhsati...

But, in the end, Gaia is happy to be a Mrs. :)

Friday, July 2, 2010


Last day at work before I leave for my official "shaadi break" (inshalah). I think the general cheesiness is rubbing off on me :P

The girls took me to Chatterbox for lunch... sweet :) It's nice being pampered and baby sis gave me a soothing back massage since Apa dear couldn't sleep... Mom and Dad are pretty stressed... I think they need the pampering more than I do...

Mr. F's gone to Lahore to finalize arrangements... he's so stressed out, I actually feel sorry for him...

I'm hoping and praying it doesn't rain on the wedding day and everything goes smoothly inshalah with minimal stress for my mom. And I hope Mr. F starts being nice to my parents :=(

Thoughts on singlehood (singledom?):

- I loved my life :) traveling, studying abroad, earning, spending and saving my own money, eating what I wanted, sleeping when I felt like and wearing what I was comfortable in...
- I loved the fact that I wasn't answerable to anyone except the daily phone call to my parents

*sigh* ? But I'm happy... I think... lol