[Prequel] 2017: My handbook

Warning: Heavy image post ahead.

2016 has been another blessed year. So much good in goodness and blessings in trying times.


Started new year’s trip with Prague.


Welcomed 2016 in Vienna with -13°C.

When we thought it couldn’t get any colder, we were slapped with non other than



Went back to uni to continue my final project.


(This picture is uh, y’know, in case people think all I do is travel and not do any work.)

Then comes Spring, a very much needed break,


Met up with Irna in Oxford before heading to

13Amsterdam, our choice of destination. No regrets.


Back in uni, finished our final project, dissertation and graduation show. Graduated.


Went back to Brighton.

Got travel scholarship to Munich – my first personal holiday destination since I got here. Felt good to be back.


Went to few other places before imag4711.jpg





Vietnam and few other places.

So many blessings… my heart is full.

Will continue in a bit, my McSpicy is here.

As always, with me…

Food > errthang else.

Thank you and Sorry

Few weeks back (I know… I know…sucha slow blogger, my bad. My writing jives took a sabbatical) we had a photoshoot and though it was tiring, we had soooooooo much fun.


But of course… there are people like this…

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But never mind.

Deep deeeep deeeeeeep, very very very deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep down in their heart, I know they have a tiiiiny space for me.

Afterall, being crazy is so much fun than being normal and boring *flipsshawl*


Speshial (special) thanks to Yafiq for being onboard with us, also sorry for the headaches from the meetings to the shoots. On top of the air ticket that we promised in the near future, lifetime supply of Panadol is available upon request.


But seriously, yall HAVE TO check Yafiq’s work out okay! Promise it’s amazeballs. (I didn’t bold and underline two words for no reason hor).


The Lucky/Chosen One

Exactly last week, as we were having meeting at Filzah’s crib, we got in touch with Yafiq, another friend of ours and long story short, he said he could meet us that very evening, *runs home to get ready*.

As we were getting ready, this conversation happened.

*excerpt from Shafa’s blog*

*Getting ready*

I swear I didn’t expect Filzah to own awesome make-up products.

Like excuse me, she was once the girl who said, “I have no time for make-up”, but look at her now, Kat Von D, Urban Decay, a complete brush set, lipsticks ahhhh you just name it man!

Aqilah: which colour suits me?

Me: *picks a random colour* you should try this, you’re always with that pinkish tone

After she’ve applied it on…

Me: Woman, you look good! I wanna try them too.

After I’ve applied…

Me: Omg girls, I look fierce. So not me.

Aqilah & Filzah: Nah you look just fine, really.

I trust their taste. So yeah, I bravely went out with that colour.

Me: What’s the name of the lip colour?

Aqilah: Pillow talk

Me: Ohh, Maher Zain eh?

Aqilah & Filzah: Zayn Malik laaaa, buat dosa je!

Hahaha, well I swear that was very selenge of me. Sorry Maher Zain, I didn’t mean what I said.


So yeahhh, now I know why we’re friends. Selenge-ness (Bimbo-ness) runs in our blood.

How the meeting went you ask?


T’was amazing, fun, a little messy but whatevs.

I totally don’t blame Yafiq if he went back with a headache for entertaining our nonsense which was REALLY DRAMATIC btw. #terriblethrees


Out of the few drama takes, this was the most decent picture of us.

Which reminds me, waaaay back in Secondary School, some of my friends would bring up this petua (old sayings) that people should never walk in group of threes. Whoever is in the middle, will die first.

I’m pretty sure the logic was just, if you walk in threes, it’s a little crowded, that’s all. *shrugs*

One thing I can attest to that is… if for the longest time, you keep being in the middle, something is definitely bound to happen to you.

For me, I got lucky.

Nope, didn’t strike the lottery or something.

I got a present from a birdie’s bottom, (Read: A bird 💩💩 on me!) while the three of us were walking towards Uniqlo.

Really birdie!? There were other TWO, if not THREE of us, and YOU CHOSE ME!?


Luckily, I was surrounded with lovely friends who the first thing they did, was, well, laugh before going ‘EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!’ #ifoundmyfriendsbytheroadside

Filzah was laughing heartily (she was literally out of breath, that woman) while snapchatting the BS situation away. Shafa saves my day by helping me get rid of the little poo poo with whatever tissue we manage to get hold off from our handbags.

 Thanks bae. What are friends for right? 😉



 *too much drama in one day*

Moral of the story…


 From now on, we’re taking group pictures like this. I refuse to be the middle person, anytime, anywhere.


Never without a plan

Amidst readjusting to the jetlag, few weeks back, this happened.


Basically, she was bored and tried to wake me up plus make the rest of my day miserable. BAHAHAHA.

Luckily I couldn’t hear the phone ringing nor the vibration from the texts. That extra few hours of sleep was GOLD.

I was already groggy when I replied her but what made me off to a grumpy start to my day was that all she wanted to know from me is… If I was going anywhere.


👊👊👊 SHAFAAAA!!! 😱😱😱

Waking people up without a plan is as good as being a bully. #Shafaisabully

But of course, *cracks knuckles*, I forgive her cause she totally “redeemed” herself by meeting us out … before making me wait for, what, an hour? because she was boiling noodles AND HAD DINNER BEFORE MEETING ME FOR DINNER.




I have such good friends right!!!??? #worldsbestfriend

The best part???… was this.


💔💔🍩🍮🍦🍨🍧🎂 My poor dessert(s). Whoever had ours on our behalf better had savoured the moment. 🍰🍪🍫🍬🍭💔💔

Another one

T’was a Friday, we were in good mood, the ladies was decent, we OOTD-ed.


F: ‘Aqilah! The lighting is strange! …’


Me: What do you want me to do?? Bend like this?? Is this going to help? 😂😂😂

F: …Never mind, I’m just gonna snap’


If you’ve met Shafa (from this blog or personally), then you should know Filzah.

We go wayyyyyyyy back to before either of us reached adolescence. There’s just one too many stories of us – the things we’ve done together – to be shared.

It’s probably easier for us to re-enact everything in a 5 (or more!) season drama than for me to blog any of it. But because we’re still an ongoing drama, haha!, that first five season is not happening anytime soon.

I would love to share at least one or two of our funnier stories that’s in our imaginary ‘History & Mischief Book of Filzah x Aqilah’ but I don’t think I can get through typing it without laughing so hard.

This girl taught me so too much that most of the things I do are because of her influence.

From the way I organise my music file(s) in the computer or iTunes all the way to how now I can speak, read and write in Hangul (korean alphabets). Not as good as a native, but good enough to get me out of jail if I ever get caught doing something stupid whilst holiday-ing there, soon enough, I hope. Korea, of course. Not jail.

She even knows my colour. Y’know how people have a colour (aura) of their own. I’m very colourful *flips hair* but my main colour is yellow.

The only reason that I can think of as to why I’ve never mentioned her here before is that I started blogging before or during our cold war (haha, oh the drama!), which was during our Poly days and when we roughly reconciled, both of us left Singapore for uni. She, in New Zealand and me, England.

I guess, every time we’re together, we just go back in time to our six years old selves and you know kids, after 5 minutes fight, they forget all about it and start playing together again like nothing happened.

Now that we’re both back for good and have many planned and unplanned mischief, our folks eyes are on both of us.

Oh! I can share this. It’s not thaaaat funny, but if it really happened, it definitely goes into our already bursting imaginary book of mischief.

*Last Friday, 11.30pm ish~*



F: Aqilah! QUICK! QUICK! QUICK! If we miss the last train because of this horse, I’m not gonna let this slide! We are sooo capable of making such things happen!

Me: Ok! Ok! I’m not it!

Don’t worry, we totes manage to catch the last train and last bus, hehehe. 😂✌️