我最好朋友的婚礼

5 Sep

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最近到K城参加J的婚礼。

她是我七岁念一年级上学第一天认识的第一个朋友。我们就这样念同一所小学,同一所中学,然后念同一所学院,我们一起在国外深造,还当过一年的室友。她家境优渥,为人谦虚节俭,一起念书的时候成绩总是比我好,很多时候虽然我都没有说出口,但是她一直是我的学习的榜样。

我和同行的友人在婚礼的前一天抵达K城。婚礼前夕我们和J一共四人一起晚餐。大伙儿坐在靠近玻璃窗的位子,点了一锅热汤,热烈的讨论着婚礼的细节,我只记得热腾腾的蒸气袅袅,心里觉得特别温暖。人过了三十,就会非常珍惜身边仅有的几个朋友。

和其它我见过的新娘子都不一样,J的脸上尽是一副恬然自得的模样。仿佛结婚就是一件那么简单而自然的事。她甚至没有染发或弄什么水晶美甲,她崇尚的自然美并没有太多无谓的浮夸。她特地为我们租了一套三房式服务公寓,当晚她和我们一起过夜,因为翌晨她将从这里出嫁。我们四人一起敷着她为我们准备的面膜,本想为她办个临时的告别单身派对,她却笑说她要早早去睡,做个美丽新娘。J就是这样一个处事大方又周详的人。

化妆师和摄影师早早就来了。我快快地把自己装扮好,然后看看有什么可以帮忙的。女方亲戚到了不久,新郎就到了。我们没有闹新郎的环节(主要是J不想让新郎太为难了),所以他轻轻松松的就进屋来了。这是我第一次见他,我礼貌的自我介绍,然后仔细端详眼前这个将要迎娶我最好朋友的男子。虽然看起来相当年轻,却有一种处之泰然并且幽默风趣的气质。

果然,是天作之合。

由于是午宴,所以我们没等敬茶仪式完毕就离开到酒家去安排宾客注册的事宜。婚礼开始,新娘和父亲缓缓步入宴会厅,轻柔的音乐和庄严的脚步似乎表现着J对婚姻的美好盼望。主持婚礼的牧师给我们说着关于“爱是恒久忍耐 又有恩慈”,我在台下悄悄的失去眼角的泪水。是感动,也是喜悦。

我细细品尝桌上一道道我从没尝过的殊滋异味水陆之珍。隔着一张桌子,我瞥见一对新人耳边细语,莞尔而笑。多么美好的画面。由于她之前经常四处游历,所以我一直认为她会迟婚的。现在她遇见了这么优秀的另一半,我由衷的为她感到开心,并且真心祝福她在美满的婚姻里找到最大的幸福和快乐。

翌日早晨我四点半就要起身,搭最早的班机到另一个城市参加另一场婚礼。我独自一人惺忪的坐在往机场的轻快铁车厢内,窗外漆黑一片,脑海里突然浮现出过去我和J的种种回忆。我们小学时在长长的木板凳上一起share的MILO粉饼干、她邀请我到她的penthouse看过的一套卡通片、初中我们一起参加的合唱团演出、毕业旅行、在墨尔本的夜里一起步行到后面一条街吃三块钱的雪糕、她来听我在Spring Concert的演唱、许多许多… 转眼间,我们都已嫁为人妻从此天涯一方,顿时心里有一种说不出的滋味。

在一阵忙乱中,我们甚至没有机会好好道别。下一次见面,不知道又过了多少个春夏秋冬…

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What My Mother Has Taught Me

2 Sep

“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ~Jodi Picoult

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When I was browsing through my old blog posts on http://www.millionmars.com, I come to realized that I do not have much pictures taken together with the most important woman in my life – my mother.

My mum is my inspiration. Since I was a child, I thought she epitomized glamour. Everything about her was and still is beautiful. Her hair, her jewelry, her smiles… She influenced me in various ways, from fashion sense to parenting style. She is always positive and she has the ability to bring warmth to everyone around her. Her eyes always glitter in happiness and her way of living is always fun to me!

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She has taught me about unconditional love. She has shown me how to love someone regardless of heated arguments, bad days, circumstances, distance, and everything in between. She has taught me that some loves come with no rules and no ending.

I am so happy that we finally have the “mother and daughter” pictures taken.

Special thanks to BVO Makeup for making both of us look so beautiful.

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If you are curious about how she looks like 30 years ago, click HERE.

Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoy the shoot.

Have a great September everyone.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

 

 

What Does Your Home Say About You?

26 Aug

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Everybody has a dream home, a place of serenity and comfort that we can rest, raise a family and enjoy life. So, what does your home say about you?  There’s a reason that the saying, “Home is where the heart is” resonates with people as a commonly accepted expression. No matter where your life takes you, home is the place you come back to time and time again. In its very essence, your home is meant to be a place of comfort, safety and self-expression—it’s supposed to represent who you are.

My dream home? It should be of clean and warm contemporary design shaped by skilled architect, delicate interior with marble flooring, outdoor will have a small garden filled with various flowers that blooms all seasons… At the heart of the home, the kitchen that invites everyone to hang out around spacious island where I can cook delicious meal for my family and friends. That, is how my dream home look like…

Recently, I have got an opportunity to visit TWC Concept store to have a peep into a kind of finest lifestyle experience, from high technology bathroom to nature inspired engineered stones, that helps to craft a dream home of luxury and style.

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TWC is a world class collection and curation for your dream home. With a deep understanding of people’s lifestyles, they strive to curate top quality and trend inspiring pieces for the boldest, brightest and quirkiest tastes.

TWC aims to bring together the world’s finest surfaces and sanitary wares onto a single platform that provides your home a unique and vibrant experience combined with conceptualized art forms of simplicity and abstracts of natural elements.

Meet up with the Ma Cherie girls and explore the fascinating showroom together.

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Upon arrival, we were greeted by the loveliest finger food ever…

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We were given detailed explanation about the product while touring the showroom. The amazing products on display includes designer tiles of various textures and prints, automatic water faucets, shower that plays musics according to your likings, toilet bowl that comes with a dryer and does self cleaning… All that really opens our eyes to a smart living luxurious lifestyle.

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Below is my favourite of all: Bianchezza

Charm of marble is indeed irresistible.

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Now, let me show you the kitchen top of my dream:

COTTO GRANDE COLLECTION

Come in a extra large size (1.6m x 3.2m), made using the material of superior performance. GRANDE is resistant to impact force, high physical strength, resistant to scratch, low water absorption, resistant to acid and alkaline, resistant to stain, resistant to fire and heat!

Here, a demonstration of torching Creme Brulee directly on the GRANDE kitchen top.

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Nice…

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The press conference was a great success. Everyone was fascinated by the technology and beauty of the products, which includes integrated toilet, sanitary ware and luxurious tiles.

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If you are in the midst of planning your new house or thinking of an upgrade renovation, I strongly suggest you to make a visit to TWC concept showroom.

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TWC Concept Showroom 
Jalan Kencana Mas 2/1 ,
Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau III ,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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It is a well-known fact and an accepted society norm today, that the way you dress, your lifestyle choices and the home and environment you live in, reflects your social standing. It is therefore usual that the concept of ‘luxury living’, an ever evolving concept is definitely here to stay. At the end of the day, everyone strives to achieve the perfect home and lifestyle that not only becomes your comfort zone and an extension of your personality, but also a special space that can be flaunted to friends and family.

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So what does your home say about you? Are you friendly and welcoming or are you a private, closed-off person? Isn’t it amazing that your home has the power to tell your story without even saying a word?

Share with me!

XOXO Eryn

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