Friday, 30 June 2017

[review] This Impossible Light by Lily Myers

picture is mine :D

This Impossible Light - Lily Myers
Page: 352
PENGUIN GROUP (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Philomel Books
Poetry , Teens & YA
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Source: NetGalley
Assalammualaikum

I had to be constantly reprimanded that good books does not have definite shape. It could be book with unattractive cover, repetitive plot or might even be a debut piece – which finally found its way through the fame walkaway.

This Impossible Light is a story told from a fifteen years old girl who had to struggle in amidst of every broken pieces that comes apart unexpectedly. Reading this piece makes me realize how right word would bring the right emotions. That numbers and detailing is not that important. You could bleed from a single word. That you could burn a heart with an unthoughtful response. (This is me being weird) Some of the word pierce through my heart, bull’s eye that it hurt so much making me stop reading it for awhile.

It hurts because it is the truth.

Ivy is a smart girl, something that she always tell herself. However, this becomes one of the reasons of everything that happened later.

This Impossible Light is a piece that show poetry could be pretty amazing and flexible, I guess? That does not sound convincing isn’t it? Certain part of This Impossible Me make me goes like ‘This is visual poetry isn’t?’ because of the used of spacing and the word assembling. Visual poetry is a type of poetry that accentuates its presence through shapes/picture, like this one below:


I enjoy this pieces more than I expect it to be. I did catch a glimpse for the first few pages after I download it. Yet, I just dump it away because I thought it is a collection of poetry T_T Don’t take me wrong, it’s not like I hate (which is a strong word by the way) poetry even though I almost failed the class, it just I don’t feel like reading one at the moment. Besides, I did quite a lot of reading in Ramadhan yet none finished except for 5 Tahun 5 Bulan (re-read). 


I would not say this is a light reading; the form are – easy to digest but the content and plot is quite heavy (for someone who enjoy reading contemporary books). Easy to digest because the choice of word is easy to comprehend. The plot, well – there’s something in the plot that pull the gravity.

And uh, sometimes. Sometimes? We just need to try reading different kind of materials to see a wider options, more diverse knowledge waiting for us to explore.


Have a nice (Raya) day ahead!

Monday, 26 June 2017

046: of Red Halter Dress and Zaful

I would be that one person who would type “Why do Almond London is called Almond London” or “The reasons behind London in Almond London cookies” because it is oddly satisfying to type that specifically long in the search engine. So, when I found out that Zaful, an online fashion store which allows me to type things such as  “red halter dress”, "robes de cocktail courtes" (which is in French by the way) or long sleeve lace dress yet still comes with a reasonable search result (nothing like a flag for red halter dress for example), I am beyond euphoric!

            I google-d to know more about Zaful. You know, the basics such as their service, the quality and such, just to get the general idea based on reviews (which is a mix of both good and bad). But then as I had always been a firm believer of ‘I would judge based on my own experience’ – I decided to give it a try since they gave me $50 to spend. My experience with Lazada (services usually claimed bad and faulty yet depends on the seller) had been good.

So, no harms trying? :’)

Scrolling the websites, going through every pieces of the clothes, footwear and even accessories makes me almost cry in agony because uhm ... its an international based online store. To be honest, I had to voice out my concern over buying from international-based webstore. Other than shipping (Zaful provides worldy shipping which gladly covered by them whenever we spend more than $30) and well, the price itself – thinking how much would it cost once converted to Malaysian Ringgit (almost 4MYR = 1 USD)

IT IS A CONCERN *closed the laptop, goes crying*
But then –

Zaful 3rd Anniversary blog giveaway


My dear followers, there are some news I would love to share with you guys. One of the biggest online fashion store “Zaful” is now celebrating their 3rd anniversary.

I'll checked out the details about this anniversary blog giveaway. TBH, It's quite awesome. The link to their blog is over here: https://zafulofficial.wordpress.com/?lkid=84658


Who doesn’t love giveaways? Go to their blog and take a look. I would be very happy if you tag my namebananafatenafter participating the giveaway event. Zaful will choose a couple of winners after the event and give out huge rewards!

Many thanks!

$100 worth of shopping is crazy! And there is a lot of things that straight goes inside my wish list from the website. Suddenly, I feel like buying a cute denim jacket (which uhm I would never use *winks*), a long bohemian dresses (could be paired up with the jacket honestly), heels that somehow looks so pretty yet I swear I would never wear since I am currently a 169cm tall girl with mostly pendek-ians :’)  

You know #UhmTheFeelingThatYouNeedToBuySomethingUn-NeededLol. Yet, among all those things I wish I could have – there are three items that is on top of my list;


1. Bowknot Stripes Shirt With Pocket - Stripe L ($18.92) (SALE) http://www.zaful.com/bowknot-stripes-shirt-with-pocket-p_288263.html?lkid=84658
            This dress kinda radiates kdrama feeling to me lol. I think I have seen the heroine from Suspicious Partner (K-Drama) wore this once :’) Who knows I probably met my own love prosecutor-turned-lawyer-boyfriend with this as a charm! Ah, yeah – this is me wanting to share a little tiny bits of luck from her lol.
Okay, joking.
But it’s cuteeeeeeeeee.



            This would be good with a slack/jeans or simply skirt. Besides, it is blue in colors. Probably one of the most valid reason for me to have it on my closet.     


It’s been ages since the last time I wore a watch around my wrist. The last time probably 4 to 5 years ago. Been keeping my wrist free from watch or even bracelet (the only jewellery I could bear to wear) and its weirdly comfortable hiks. However, since last year, I keep wanting to buy one since I feel like I need it. #UhmTheFeelingThatYouNeedToBuySomethingUn-NeededLol.

And look at those crescent-shaped needle watch! Isn’t it cute?
How I wish I could change the difference between Malaysian Ringgit and US Dollar :’)

I should work harder I guess.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

045: an episode


Assalammualaikum.

My baby sister is going to her university soon and my Kakak Besar’s heart (read: me) is not prepared yet. She is not the last one, I still got my two others baby brothers which already taller than me that it always make me pissed-off. I am 169cm and used to be the tallest one among my siblings /pushing the reality asides now/ I remember how Hafiz and Amirul, both were so mad at me because I used to tease their physical shortness lol.

Taste the karma now Faten :’)

They occasionally put their hand on my head and pat it (like real hard I thought my head would become twisted) too! That is soooooooo disgracing on many levels!

I used to distance myself from my siblings. I do not talk that much and would usually do my homework on my study table inside my rooms only. I don’t share about who my secret crush(es) or even how tired am I at school with my siblings. I basically kept things to myself. If I talk to them, well, it would be in forms of:

1 – yelling(s)
2 – command(s)
3 – angry/fierce tones

Basically what almost every Kakak Besar do. Lol.

I always wonder what is it like to have older brother/sister but now that I think back – I rather not. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

I noticed how things started to change after I ‘move’ to Selangor pursuing my tertiary education here, away from my family. It’s been three years, I guess? Almost. I guess being away from your closed one could make you realize how precious some relationships are.

I talk to my mom a lot, like a real a lot that I think my Mom even malas naklayan me already. I would send messages at Izzati once in a while, telling things – sometimes even the smallest thing ever exist that she will goes “Tu pun nakcakap. *insert-malas-nak-layan-emoticon*” and I would counter back “ah nanti kau rasa padan muka.” I sent WhatsApp to Hafiz once which makes me want no more sending him text. I messaged him “Hai pakwe.” in the morning which he later replied at night.

Or is it the tomorrow’s night?
How loving we are isn’t?

Whenever I’m back at homes, we would spend our time watching movies on my laptop. Every one would snuggle in their own blankets and pillows, packed on me and my sister well-made queen sized bed. Since we usually watch horror themed movies :’) The only genre that could cater everyones liking as sappy love movie is a no-no for my brothers (but they watched Hikayat Cinta Si Pematah Hati hmph) and action/fighting movies would bored me and my sisters.

Horror genre is the only one which we could comes to agreement. And animation, occasionally.
Being away really makes me realize how blessed we are to be around our loved-ones. No matter how annoying they are (like asking ‘kak mu ado gewe doh kei kat u?’ /translate: Sis, you already have boyfriend isn’t at the university?/ while plastering the i’m-ready-to-dig-and-pissed-you-off-eyebrows) Don’t you think so?

There are things I only realized after such a long time and this blessing is one of them. They are growing up, one by one and I’m not ready to face more surprise. I’m thinking how my mother would feels like, seeing one by one of her *ehem* beloved well behaved children are getting bigger. We have Izzati, the accountant (since she usually bank in the money for me lol), Hafiz the pengawas solat (he twist my knee once to wake me up for Subuh :’) It works nevertheless) and Amirul...

uhm...

being the annoying spoiled youngest through and through.

We took siblings’ picture once with Amirul’s smartphone and when I asked for the picture through WhatsApp, he said he already delete the picture.

LIKE WHHAAAAAAAAAAT?

HOW COULD YOU?!