Friday, August 27, 2010


Mission:  to buy birthday gifts for two special persons:  DAD (Papa- 26.8.1950) & MIL (Mama - 20.8.1948).  Two Birthdays during the holy month of Ramadhan.

Must find a simple card with the right wording for both...

 Which one??? with flowers or white with a cute bear..hmmm

Flowery card For MIL

Lolls found this card with a matching wrapping paper  & I chose a grey 'Jubah' (robe) for DAD.
after it was nicely wrapped in a box, then only we remember ONE important thing of all........!!!??

we didn't take the pix of the "Jubah"...wuaaghhhh:-(
Anyhow, Papa will like the colour  and I think this would be his first "Jubah"..

As for MIL, I've decided to buy a nice and style "ABAYA" ....the  searching continues
oh yeah..What is ABAYA?

"The abaya "cloak" (Arabic: عبايةʿabāyah or عباءة ʿabā'ah, plural عبايات ʿabāyāt) is long overgarmentrobe-like dress, worn by some women in parts of the Islamic world.
It is considered an Arabic cultural dress integrated into the hijab, or Islamic dress, for many countries of the Arabian peninsula such as Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates, where it is the national dress.

Traditional abaya are black and may be either a large square of fabric draped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands. It can be worn with the niqāb, a face veil covering all but the eyes. Some women choose to wear long black gloves, so their hands are covered as well".

The pix above reminds me of our Doha trip last year, admiring all the Qatari women in their most gorgeous Abaya with stylo hijab..they just love "Blink..Blink".  However, it was a bit pricey especially the custom made Abaya.  Available mostly at the famous 'Souk' (market).

We also have lots of boutiques selling nice Abaya collection here in Malaysia with reasonable price.  A three piece Abaya with embroidery & beads includes a matching hijab (headscarf) that has the same embroidery design and a niqab (a face veil) would be just perfect for MIL. As for the niqab I think Mama can keep that aside as part of the collection hehehe.

not too fancy and so glamorous for MIL..hope she'll like it! Coz I do & I Want One!! hahaha

So, mission accomplished and we headed home rushing for another agenda for the day.


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