Monday, February 24, 2014

#235 Thought I check in...

I am uncertain if anybody still reads this space but many has happened over the past few months of my silence .. Iman and I are expecting our first born insyaAllah.  Another 6 weeks to go insyaAllah before we welcome our precious bub :)

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary on 02.02.2014, Alhamdulillah.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

#234 Perhaps this is goodbye....

The silence has been deafening... I am no longer motivated to blog. I feel sad that this once use to be a daily pursuit for me.

Let my pictures do the talking for the moment until That urge to pen down my anecdotes resurface. You can find me on Instagram: Balqiesarafia

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

#233 of birthday presents.

I had an exciting 24th birthday. 2 weeks of non-stop celebration with family and friends, I feel so loved and blessed! Alhamdulilah.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Making funny faces with my man... sigh I love him! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#230 March comes rolling in :)

Favorite month after February :) Iman and I are bunking at Le Meridien, KL Sentral until this Friday. We've not been in the comforts of our own home since we got back from Singapore.. But I'm not complaining, enjoy being nearer to both parental units and the breathtaking view.. Oh and not forgetting housekeeping service...i'm going to miss being spoiled once we head back to Cyberjaya.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Kenya... Kenya... Ahhhh!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Hello from Singapore, our week here is almost up!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


All packed for Singapore :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#227 Singapore in 6 days...

image courtesy of Pinterest
I'm accompanying Iman to Singapore this Sunday for a whole week. I'm stoked with excitement, I've been to Singapore's Changi Airport many times but have only been to Singapore itself once when I was five or six years old... so Singapore show me what you got to offer! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#226 The Lazy Wife series

Curry Noodles loaded with a medley of vegetables, oyster mushroom, egg tofu, garnished with fried onions and crispy crabstick. 

I've been contemplating on this series for awhile now, and decided to make it a reality rather than just an idea lingering in the depths of my mind. Before I lose you, TLW is dedicated to my cooking escapades using instant ingredients (read: instant noodles, instant pasta sauces, etcetera) and anything that would already be stocked in the storecupboard and fridge. 

Here's to making lazy dishes healthier and more scrumptious..without the extra effort! ;) 

(recipe for Curry Noodles will be up shortly). 


I got my favorite flowers from Iman and a new perfume to add to my collection as anniversary gifts. I am a happy,happy girl :) (psst.... and my 24th birthday is coming up tee-hee

Sunday, February 3, 2013


On our first wedding anniversary, we headed to Marche Movenpick for dinner. I didn't want to fuss about the night so everything else that happened after dinner was pretty much impromptu. the night was stellar. Alhamdulillah.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

#223 Alhamdulillah, we turn 1 today!

"Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you."
— Jacques PrĂ©vert 
My heart found it's home, and it's with you Iman :)

Alhamdulillah, a year has passed, and today we celebrate our 1st anniversary as husband and wife. I can never thank the Almighty enough for His wonderful gift to me; Iman (duh!). All praises to the Almighty. 

Here's to many more years ahead Hun! Love you! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013


"When you're plague with jealousy, you can never really be happy for those who do better than you" - Balqies Arafia

I know it has been too long since my last entry, I am certain I have bore you with my overused phrase "apologies for the lack of substantial updates". honestly, that phrase is wearing thin in the many drafts I've drafted.

On a happier note, our 1 year anniversary as husband and wife is just around the corner, we have yet to decide what our plans will be hopefully dinner and just doing our thing together with perhaps exchange of gifts :)

Alhamdulillah all praises to the Almighty for my wonderful man :) I love him lilahi ta'ala.

I really am content with the course of my life, despite some ups and down at least I know I have Iman to share it with (read: whine to) hehe!

I love you baby :)

Our latest photo, Iman wanted to test out his Iphone5 ;)

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I'm back from my Eurotrip!

Friday, December 14, 2012


Salam all! I know the silence of this blog is deafening, but I have been so busy with work lately. I hope you would forgive me. Anyway, I've been keeping quiet until my plans were all confirmed. I will be traveling to Europe from the 28th of December onward insyaAllah... I am stoked with excitement! 

Frankfurt, Germany

Zurich, Switzerland 

Florence, Italy

Paris, France

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Last Sunday, we celebrated mom's 49th birthday at Rama V:

Happy Birthday Mommy! May Allah S.W.T bless you always. Truckloads of love from us!

Friday, November 9, 2012


She's finally here! Meet Mystique the Myvi :) 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I am really curious who has been 'googling' search my name. Is it my father's pesky former employee that can't seem to get enough of my family or this 20 year guy, named Emir (if that's even his real name) who banged my car in Ara Damansara merely two days ago. I wasn't the one behind the wheels, my mother was. She's an experience driver of more than 20 years, and we've never been in such situation. Until this guy game  along from the right side of the car, probably just got his license? or no license at all?! You know I just got my license, and regardless how notorious my driving skills can be, THERE WAS NO WAY IN HELL, I WOULD HAVE DONE WHAT HE HAD DONE! He was driving a freaking pick-up truck despite it being a Triton Lite, still it is a PICK-UP truck!

Iman & I had opted to sell the Kembara to get our new car, so my in-laws told me to AVOID the Kembara from being kissed by anyone. It was raining heavily that day, so traffic was pretty bad, we were waiting for ongoing traffiv to give us way (but hello, it's Malaysia, nobody really gives a damn about you but themselves). And I had noticed a White Triton Lite on our right, who too was waiting for ongoing traffic. Suddenly, I see him speeding and 'makaning' our way, we were stationed, as we were still in the turning junction and this idiot drives in the narrow space and hits our car, and was trying to make a run for it -but Allah is great - he had no where to run, so my mother honked at him. My father went down to talk to him - he was very apologetic at first, but I went over and started spitting out profanities, because of his 'driving skills'. And I'm sorry to have to say this but where is your balls? You hit someone's car, have the courtesy to get out of your truck and look at the damage that you've caused. Which of course he didn't. GUILTY GUILTY!!!!!!!! My father had to go to him in the rain, and talk to him! 

  Oh really you know how woman acts pretty well? What a douche! 
 Errr I didn't ask how much your phone cost!
Eh, last I checked - You were the only one in the car. Now did you spin the truth to your colleagues? did you even know what you did wrong? 

 BKC 2005 - he is now very popular on awareness pages all over Faceboook! 
It could have been worse, but thank god only RM200 - but still! 

So Emir, how hell did you come to a conclusion that we are at fault to? It doesn't matter, let the police decide. What goes around comes around. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Today marked an important day for Iman & I, we purchased our very own car without using loans. Alhamdulillah! I can't wait for Mystique's arrival in the few days to come insyaAllah. We had to come up with our choice of plate numbers. So we came up with 5:

  1. 8789
  2. 8987
  3. 1202
  4. 2212
  5. 1202
Dates which consist of our birth year and wedding anniversary. I am stoked with excitement, but since the car is under my name, I need to be more careful when I'm in the need for speed.  Once the car arrives, I'll post some pictures, but don't expect a continental car lah, We both can't afford to pay for a continental car in cash just yet.... haha!