Thursday, July 24, 2014

Media Hiburan Aidilfitri 2014

Hanis Zalikha wearing 'LuLu'

Hanis, can't thank you enough for all that you've done for hanicomb. The opportunities, media and television exposures... no words! Not enough words to say how thankful I am. May you be more richly blessed, with all wonderful things and good, Aaminn.. 

Love you darling! :D

Hanis Zalikha wearing 'balqis'

Media Hiburan Aidilfitri Special Edition 2014 back cover
feauturing Hanis Zalikha, with our necklace 'balqis' :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Iftar At The Banquet Kuching

We don't usually eat outside during Ramadan but for one night at least, darling bff Izan would treat us all to enjoy the scrumptious spread of food at The Banquet. Thanks so much sister! *heart*

Hmm... would you believe I completely forgot to snap pics of the food, hehehehe ... But I do have one to show though...

There you go :)

During the 1st week of Ramadan, after couple days of fasting, I suffered gastritis for a whole week. For the 1st week we have been buying outside food mostly. Sayang said probably there was something wrong that I ate. But I was pretty sure it was gastritis. But he still said...

"Maybe it was the outside food Dek. I think we should cook. Let's buy fish!" And we have been baking Ikan Tenggiri five nights a week now :D

Less oily, yummy, healthier, very filling, less bones and yummy x2!! Sayang and my kids are loving this new routine and they don't mind having it every single night :) So much easier to manage, I mean, just pop it in the oven and bake away! The only tedious bit is cleaning the fish and marinating. 

So, last weekend, I gave the kids a little break from baked fish :)

As usual, there was so much food at The Banquet to choose from but I only had one big serving from the buffet. I didn't go for a second round, I had my eyes on other 'things' ;)

His name is Naufal :)

I took a baby girl earlier from her grandmother (Izan's aunt) but she refused me after few minutes when she saw her daddy. Then I saw Naufal, his family's table was just next to ours. I first saw Naufal when Izan was carrying him. And thought this is my chance to hold another baby! Annndddddddd I snagged him away from Izan, leaving Izan bawling crying runny nose and all like a little child! Hahahahahaa..! Kidding! :P

Would you believe that he put his head on my chest the soonest I had him in my arms? :D His grandma said he usually is quite picky with people. Heyyyy... babies love me okayyy heheheeee.. OH God! He smells so good. I miss having babies, I do. I really do..

My twin sis, nephew and mom were invited too. Been awhile since we sat
together enjoying a good meal :)

My mom, my children and twin sis Ina :)
The only person who's missing was our sis Siti

Friends forever! :*

I did give it a thought about going for iftar with my family at the local Hotels, but the ones I'm eyeing on are charging so much. Imagine if I had to pay almost 1k for a one night's iftar! Ohh man that's CRAZY!! That's like a year's supply of Ikan Tenggiri! hahhaaaa :))

You know, this was what I did most of the time after breaking my fast. While Naufal was on my chest, I watched my children enjoyed themselves. Taking selfies, talking bout the fabulous food, laughed, while the other would leave the table few times again and again to get more cakes and prawns! They even offered me a cheese tart that they thought was as good as their mommy's cheesecake :) I could just sit there, and watch them laugh, eat, giggle and talk for hours. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my kids enjoy themselves, Alhamdulillah...

One shot of us

Till next year! ;)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Autographs And Everything Else!

Who would have thought, me, an ordinary working mom would be asked to sign autographs for a cover of a fashion magazine :P Heehehee.. Cool!!

This doesn't happen often. When it does, it feels super surreal :)
Then, I'd get back to my normal daily life; Drive to work, fetch the kids from school, cook, laundry.. Just that my life is a little bit extra busy these days, and can be overwhelming at times. Orders are still pouring in, and ideas just keep floating in my head waiting to be transformed into necklaces. Beading don't leave much room for me to do anything else no more.. But it's ok, I don't mind signing autographs everyday :D

Syukor Alhamdulillah for all the blessings... The hard work, all paid off. 

Front cover, appearances in a tv drama, 
Hanis Zalikha! She is hanicomb's muse!! :*

Received a call last week...
TV interview. Woww wee!! Oh man! So excited for hanicomb! ;)

Let's just sit tight, and see what happens next. 

If you haven't seen the July 2014 Hijabista magazine yet, here I give you few shots from inside of the magazine.. featuring hanicomb of course ;)

Lovinggggggggggg the photos so much!

Cover girl Hazlin wearing hanicomb necklaces 
hana, sofiya, aisya & izzah :)

Inside magazine model wearing hanicomb necklaces
abby, michelle, izzah & sofiya :D

Hanis Zalikha wearing hanicomb 2nd neklace sofiya 
in Astro drama Jodoh 2

Hanicomb necklace missCleo made a drama debut
few weeks earlier :)

Looking back, all I wanted to do was make extra income 
from the comfort of my own home...

Friday, June 27, 2014

A 41 Year Old's Tips

us, June 2014

I'm turned 41 yesterday, syukor Alhamdulillah for all the blessings, and I am also grateful for all the bumpy roads I walked passed.

It has been such a wonderful month this June, has been one of the sweetest birthdays, to date :) And it has a lot to do with hanicomb... The first ever appearance in TV drama on Astro (Hanis Zalikha wears two hanicomb necklaces in Jodoh 2), having a prominent figure wearing the necklace 'ayu', ANNDDDDD FIRST MAGAZINE COVER!! :D Still pinching myself, just can't believe hanicomb's luck, Alhamdulillah.. :D

What I'm longing for is a good massage, good facial, and my hair is in much needed of a serious trimming!!

I H A V E B E E N B E E N C R A Z Y B U S Y lately, so much so I've neglected the woman in me O_O

Ladies, at some point you have to put yourself first. Do not forget WHAT YOU WANT. If you have the means, go ahead, buy them!!

ThE HandBaGs I mean!!! Hahahhaaaa LoL Yes the handbaggssss! ;)

Man might find this ridiculous, but handbags make most of us women happy. Make yourself happy, do what makes yourself happy. 

Go get the shoes you saw at the mall last week, go on vacations, buy that expensive bra!! It is OK :) 

I started a bit late though, but it's never too late to own more of those gorgeous luxurious hand candies now is it?? 

I'm sharing few tips today, since I am way much older than most of you my loyal readers out there (I'm pretty sure), I'd like to share with you what being a mother of 22 years taught me. Trusssst me, you do not want to miss the 1st tip!

1. This tip, every woman would want to hear >>> How to stay looking youthful :D

Therrrre..... I see smiles, hahahaaaa ;)

It's easy, it LITERALLY doesn't cost you a single cent. By 'it' I mean, it's a habit. And this habit would help you to save up and eventually realize that dream of owning one of your dream handbags! ;)

>>> How to stay looking youthful

Breast feed your babies ladies! YES. Very simple. Over time, you will thank this healthy habit. It is the best for your baby, and it helps you look younger than your age. I honestly believe this... I mean, think, when you breast feed, it promotes good blood circulation. And who can tell me, what good blood circulation does to your body?? Raise up your hand!! :D

If you follow through this tip, you will get this kind of comment a lot! Like every year of your birthday when you've passed the 35th! hehehee :))

I breastfed all my four children for about 15 years, pausing in between when I was pregnant with the next child. I think I blogged bout this awhile ago but never mind, some of you might have missed it. Okay. Next tip...

2. Use least leastttttt make up ladies. I do believe this also contributed to the nice compliments I get. Some even thought I'm as young as 28. Most say I actually look 10 years younger. Not bragging here ya.. I do feel my age, at times. My joints aren't as strong like when I was 20, I work around the house like a mad housewife, and suffer backaches at night. I could hear my knees squeeking creek-crook when I perform my prayers peeps! Noooo kidding -_-

Hmm yaaa..

Makeup isn't good. It do not make you look younger, it enhances your features, but too much would damage your youthfulness eventually. When damage is done, you'll pile on more makeup, and you'll damage your face even more. Then you'll pile on more and more makeup to cover the damage... You'll lose your skin elasticity sooner than it should, and this makes you look way wayyyy older than your actual age. Remember, this kind of damage you bring onto your skin, is irreversible.

I do hope I scare you enough. You're pretty just the way you are darling, use makeup only when necessary. 

3. My children are all so grown up already. They are young adults. I do wish, that I spent more time with them when they were young. When I look at their pictures when they were toddlers, they brought tears to my eyes. I want that time again. I miss them when they were babies, when they just started going to school... 

Be sure, to spend loads of quality time with your children. It was easier then, these days, too many parents put technologies first before their loved ones. I'm actually quite thankful these things didn't come between my children and I when they were younger. I think my third tip would be, try to schedule a time-off for mobile phones when you're home with the family. Husband and wife, talk to each other more. Or, go out with the phones, but turn them off. Turn them on just to check messages, ONLY important messages. 

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I will share more tips in shaa Allah. And I do have a lot to blog but it's just been impossible to write lately. Do enjoy your weekend loves, and for my muslim readers, Selamat Menyambut Ramadan Al-Mubarak :D

... Ohhh.. ! What's with the pic above?? I couldn't think of what to write that should actually comes with the photo. So, I just decided to upload it here :D

Much love! :*

Monday, June 23, 2014

We've Landed On The Cover!

Tv host Hazlin of TV3 999 wearing 'hana' hanicomb statement bib necklace on the 
cover of Hijabista Magazine July 2014 Syawal Edition :)

When I received the news, I didn't know what to do.

I felt like crying, laughing, shouting, but couldn't utter a single word.

Was speechless for a moment, turned the phone to my hubby and 

"............. look...... our necklace. Our neklace...

........... on front cover!" breathing hard, smiling, wanted to say so much, but couldn't.

I was just too happy. The feeling was, still is, magical! :D

I'd be lying if I said I never day dreamed for this to happen. But never thought, never ever thought hanicomb would be given such an opportunity this soon. It's every designer's dream to get this kind of recognition. I haven't seen the magazine physically yet, but already I received a request asking for an autograph!! Heheheee ... that's so cute ;)

All praises to Allah, syukor Alhamdulillah I'm so grateful. Thank you Hijabista magazine! :*

hanicomb 'hana' statement bib necklace

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CM's Wife Wearing 'ayu'

My mother in law, Puan Sri Dato and me, at the SFWI hightea last Sunday

'ayu' statement bib necklace for Puan Sri Dato Hajah Jamilah Haji Anu

Puan Sri Dato Hajah Jamilah Haji Anu, 
the Sarawak Chief' Minister's wife

I couldn't be more happier! Having the guest of honor Puan Sri Dato wearing our necklace 'ayu' during the Women's Institute hightea on 15.6.2014 was like one of the best moments for hanicomb, to date! And she was really loving it, syukor Alhamdulillah. This month has been filled with so much blessings, things I never thought could happen, actually become reality. 

I feel so deeply honored! Thank you so much Puan Sri Dato :D

Friday, June 6, 2014

'missCleo' in Jodoh 2

Alhamdulillah hanicomb first ever appearance in a local TV drama :D 

If you've been following Jodoh 2 starring our muse Hanis Zalikha, you would have seen the necklace on her this week in the drama. What an awesome opportunity! 

All the hard work, perseverance, I simply cannot put this feeling into words... Happpppyyyyy!!

Enjoy your weekend folks! :) 

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