Monday, March 23, 2015

Weddings! What can I say that hasn't already been said about them? It always give me that warm fuzzy feeling inside, reinstating my belief that soul mates will and can find their way to each other.

Audrey is one of those girls who truly deserves all the happiness in the world because that is precisely what she exudes to those around her. Beautiful inside and out, her only flaw is that she always puts other people's thoughts and feelings before hers. So lucky to call her a friend the past 16 years, and then, a chi mui + bridesmaid on her big day. 

For the gatecrashing ceremony, the grooms men came as superheroes while the bridesmaids were Rambos. We made the challenges exceptionally tough, not to mention expensive. All in the name of love. The minute they arrived, the torture began as those of us with Nerf guns shot mercilessly, and those with canes (we thought of everything!) went on a whipping spree. What can I say, it was a power trip indeed.

When the fun and games were over, it was time for the fairytale reception in the evening. Unfortunately rain wanted in on the festivities too, which meant the exchange of vows had to be pushed inside the venue denying us the beautiful backdrop of the forest but it was a magical night none the less. Felt like a scene straight out of the Twilight movie.

Wishing you eternal love and bliss with Aleel.
9 months from now, tick tock the stork is on the block...

xo Reem

survival of the fittest

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I've never been a sporty girl.

Sports Day back in school meant getting dressed up in a cheerleading outfit. That was my sport. There are medals and trophies when you win in cheerleading too.

Final year in high school, I captained the squad, and we won. 

Cheering while doing splits and cartwheels were the only time I allowed myself to be seen sweating publicly. It's called vanity. I'm not even going to try and make up an excuse for it. 

I skipped PE classes as often as I could, took jazz dance and French cooking classes for extra curricular activities. I tried horse riding once, but gave up after my third class.

You get the picture. 

I loved watching sports though. So much that when my friends were buying Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines, I was attracted to Match & Liverpool FC.

These days though, ask me to choose between going for a candlelit dinner at KL's best restaurant or hike up Broga Hill, the latter wins. True dating story right there. 

My friends from school find it hard to believe that I run. I was called chicken legs for the way I ran. Granted, I've never done a marathon but if you told me I'd travel to Bangkok to run a 15km race back then I would've called you crazy. 

Even crazier, I think sweaty is SEXY. A strong body is sexy. 

And that boost in spirit from the release of endorphins - amazing! It can make a bad day go up, up, up!

Don't get me wrong, I haven't turned into a fitness freak that fuels on bananas and eggs every morning. That will probably never be my lifestyle, nor will I ever have an athlete's body. I don't think anyone should ever feel bad about their body type. But it's incredible what the body can do when you put your mind to it.

It's about balancing it all to suit your lifestyle and making time for some form of cardio or strength training in your week. Plus it's a fab way to socialize! Especially for people who complain that there's nothing to do in KL. 

At least you won't feel too guilty indulging in that slice of chocolate cake right? Or in my case, fries. Sweet potato or truffle. Yummmmm.

xo Reem

stripped down

Friday, March 13, 2015

The past few weeks have been a trying one, technologically, for thekopsalad.

I've moved both blog and domain hosts, encountering countless teething problems on the way that I just couldn't put my finger on. 

Siri (my new virtual BFF - bye Google) found me plenty of tutorials and "moving your blog from xxx to xxx" how-to's which helped to an extent however there was always something that didn't appear quite right. There was a ton of backend DNS & HTML altering which almost fried my brains out. No comprende.

This is what happens when a Broadcast Journalism & PR graduate tries to get her hands virtually dirty. Tech noob maximus. 

It was by a stroke of chance that I finally figured the missing link, which was more common sense than tech knowledge that no tutorial bothered to spell out.

Bless you my tech guardian angels. And especially my blog manager Melissa, who's always pushing me to make the best of this space. I would have given up without her because I have no will power like that. 

But I'm so happy that the blog has turned out this way now, and I can write peacefully again. Because of everything that I do and have ever done creatively, writing has always been my number one passion. Over television, over radio. 

I have two other blogs, more personal ones that I've locked up since having a very 'public career'. 

However, I've decided that I want to share a little bit more than I was ready to before through thekopsalad both personal and career wise. Without of course leaving out my football musings. I can't help it, I've been buying Match and Liverpool FC Magazine since I was 10!

xo Reem

new host

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wasn't it just yesterday we celebrated the new year and now it's March already???

As a professional in the field of procrastination, I say with full credibility that while you're telling yourself there's a tomorrow to do the things you should've done today, someone else who has more will and less ADHD has already gone ahead and done the deed. You then will sulk, gripe and whimper, "but I had that idea first". To which no one really cares, because honestly everyone has their own version of this story on top of other first world problems like how slow the wifi at this cafe is. 

But dude, you didn't even start. Moral of the story, that first step is the beginning to a thousand more.

My next step with thekopsalad is, well... that will be revealed when the time is right. For now though, I've moved hosting sites and modified the design a little. Hope you like the new look that's still in line with everything minimalistic. Monochrome never goes out of style!

To those who've subscribed to my blog on the previous site, I think you may need to re-subscribe on this new one in order to continue getting alerts.

Thanks for all the support throughout the years!

xo Reem

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