My Not Yet Updated & Upcoming Make-up Jobs

  • Thursday, 3rd June 2010 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL
  • Saturday, 29th May 2010 - Convocation Make-up @ Klang, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 12th June 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Ampang, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 12th June 2010 - Night Make-up @ Setiawangsa, KL
  • Saturday, 19th June 2010 - Engagement Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Saturday, 26th June 2010 - Night Make-up @ Kota Damansara, KL
  • Wednesday, 30th June 2010 - Night Make-up @ Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 3rd July 2010 - Night Make-up @ PNB Darby Park, Jalan Ampang, KL.
  • Wednesday, 4th August 2010 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL
  • Thursday, 12th August 2010 - Abaya Suraya's Photoshoot Make-up for Utusan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL.
  • Wednesday, 18th August 2010 - Abaya Suraya's Photoshoot Make-up for Berita Harian @ NSTP, KL.
  • Friday, 3rd September 2010 - Photography Make-up for MEGA, Utusan Msia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL
  • Saturday, 2nd October 2010 - Convocation Make-up @ Puchong, KL
  • Saturday, 30th July 2010 - Convocation Make-up @ IIUM, Gombak, Selangor.
  • Friday, 8th October 2010 - Night Make-up @ Universiti Malaya (UM), KL.
  • Sunday, 10th October 2010 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ Nikko Hotel, KL
  • Saturday, 16th October 2010 - Night Make-up @ Ampang Jaya, Selangor.
  • Wednesday, 20th October 2010 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL
  • Thursday, 21st October 2010 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL.
  • Saturday, 23rd October 2010 - Photography Make-up @ Cyberjaya.
  • Sunday, 24th October 2010 - Photography Make-up for Anis magazine & Harian Metro @ Al-Rawsha Restaurant, KL.
  • Friday, 29th October 2010 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ Putrajaya.
  • Saturday, 30th October 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Putrajaya
  • Sunday, 14th November 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ INTEKMA, Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Friday, 19th November 2010 - Night Make-up @ Kampung Pandan, KL.
  • Saturday, 20th November 2010 - Night Make-up @ Prince Hotel, Jalan Conlay, KL.
  • Saturday, 20th November 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Klang, Selangor.
  • Sunday, 5th December 2010 - Night Make-up @ Equatorial Hotel, Bangi, Selangor.
  • Thursday, 9th December 2010 - Abaya Suraya's Hijab & Jalabiya Photoshoot Make-up for Majalah Wanita (Magazine) @ Utusan Malaysia, KL.
  • Friday, 10th December 2010 - Night Make-up @ Wangsa Melawati, KL.
  • Saturday, 11th December 2010 - Night Make-up @ Traders Hotel, KLCC, KL.
  • Saturday, 11th December 2010 - Night Make-up @ Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
  • Friday, 17th December 2010 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Saturday, 18th December 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Sunday, 19th December 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Friday, 25th December 2010 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ AU2, Taman Sri Keramat, KL
  • Friday, 25th December 2010 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Dewan UTM, Jalan Semarak, KL
  • Friday, 31st December 2010 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL.
  • Friday, 31st December 2010 - Night Make-up @ MOFAZ, Sungai Penchala, Damansara, KL.
  • Friday, 7th January 2011 - Stage Make-up for Jannah Paradise/Yasalma's Fashion Show @ Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Presint 4, Putrajaya.
  • Saturday, 22nd January 2011 - Night Make-up @ Mayang Sutera, TTDI Jaya, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 29th January 2011 - Night Make-up @ Sri Kembangan, Selangor.
  • Thursday, 17th February 2011 - Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel,Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Subang Jaya, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 19th March 2011 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Segamat, Johor.
  • Sunday, 20th March 2011 - Night / Dinner Function Make-up @ Kota Damansara.
  • Friday, 15th April 2011 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ Rawang, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 16th April 2011 - Engagement Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Taman Melawati, KL.
  • Saturday, 21st May 2011 - Night Make-up @ Seksyen 16, Shah Alam.
  • Saturday, 21st May 2011 - Night Make-up @ Dewan Merak Kayangan FELDA.
  • Saturday, 4th June 2011 - Engagement Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Restoran Rebung, Bangsar, KL.
  • Saturday, 4th June 2011 - Night Make-up @ Saloma Bistro, KL.
  • Saturday, 4th June 2011 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Saloma Bistro, KL.
  • Saturday, 4th June 2011 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Saloma Bistro, KL.
  • Saturday, 25th June 2011 - Advertorial Photography Make-up for IN TREND magazine @ Measat Publications, Sri Kembangan.
  • Sunday, 26th June 2011 - Day Function Make-up @ Ketumbar Height, Cheras.
  • Friday, 1st July 2011 - Akad Nikah (Bridal Make-up) @ Pandan Indah, KL.
  • Sunday, 3rd July 2011 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Taman Cempaka, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 16th July 2011 - Photoshoot Make-up for JELITA magazine @ MS Garden Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang.
  • Tuesday, 23rd August 2011 - Wanita magazine photoshoot with Wardina Safiyyah wearing Abaya Suraya @ Marigold Suite, One World Hotel, Bandar Utama.
  • Saturday, 3rd September 2011 - Engagement Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Bukit Beruntung, Selangor.
  • Thursday, 8th September 2011 - Photography make-up for Majalah Wanita with Sharifah Khasif Fadzilah wearing Abaya Suraya @ Ampang Hilir, KL.
  • Wednesday, 21st September 2011 - Photography Make-up for Mingguan Malaysia @ Utusan Malaysia, KL.
  • Saturday, 24th September 2011 - Night Make-up @ Jalan Ipoh, KL.
  • Saturday, 8th October 2011 - Convocation Make-up @ Sri Damansara, KL.
  • Monday, 10th October 2011 - Photography for Aneesa Amani Boutique's Product Photoshoot @ Bunga Studio, Taman Melawati, KL.
  • Sunday, 30th October 2011 - Convocation Make-up @ Ascott Residence, KL.
  • Friday, 2nd December 2011 -Night Make-up @ Sun Inn, Bandar Sunway, Selangor.
  • Friday, 2nd December 2011 -Night Make-up @ Citylink Hotel, Bangsar, KL.
  • Sunday, 25th December 2011 - Engagement Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Kg. Datuk Keramat, KL.
  • Sunday, 25th December 2011 - Akad Nikah Make-up (Bridal Make-up) @ Bukit Beruntung, Rawang, Selangor.
  • Sunday, 25th December 2011 - Night Make-up @ Dewan Tun Abdullah Mohd Salleh, UKM Bangi.
  • Friday, 13th January 2012 -Night Make-up @ Sri Kembangan, Selangor.
  • Sunday, 29th January 2012 -Night Make-up @ Rafflesia, Damansara Perdana, KL.
  • Saturday, 4th February 2012 -Night Make-up @ Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 18th February 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Pengkalan Pegoh, Lahad, Perak.
  • Saturday, 25th February 2012 - Night Make-up (Bridal Make-up Style) @ Equatorial Hotel, KL.
  • Sunday, 26th February 2012 - Photography Make-up for Muslimah Photo Shoot @ Masjid Tuanku Mizan (Masjid Besi), Putrajaya.
  • Wednesday, 29th February 2012 - Photography Make-up for Majalah Jelita Fashion Spread @ TBC
  • Monday, 12th March 2012 - Photography Make-up @ Bukit Jelutong, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 17th March 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Pasir Gudang, Johor.
  • Friday, 27th April 2012 - Akad Nikah/ Solemnization Ceremony (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Saturday, 28th April 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Gerik, Perak.
  • Friday, 4th May 2012 - Akad Nikah/ Solemnization Ceremony (Bridal Make-up) @ Ipoh, Perak.
  • Friday, 4th May 2012 - Berinai Ceremony (Bridal Make-up) @ Ipoh, Perak.
  • Saturday, 5th May 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Ipoh, Perak.
  • Sunday, 27th May 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Terengganu.
  • Saturday, 2nd June 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Ipoh, Perak.
  • Friday, 8th June 2012 - Akad Nikah/ Solemnization Ceremony (Bridal Make-up) @ Keramat, KL.
  • Saturday, 9th June 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Keramat, KL.
  • Sunday, 10th June 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Setiawangsa, KL.
  • Friday, 28th September 2012 - Akad Nikah/ Solemnization Ceremony (Bridal Make-up) @ Selayang, Selangor.
  • Saturday, 29th September 2012 - Wedding Reception (Bridal Make-up) @ Selayang, Selangor.
  • * The booked dates are still opened for other potential clients. Bookings are confirmed once the advance payment is paid. / Tarikh-tarikh yang telah ditempah masih dibuka untuk para pelanggan lain yang berminat jika terdapat slot masa yang mengizinkan. Kesemua tempahan disahkan sebaik sahaja bayaran pendahuluan dibayar.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 2 - Jom Jalan-Jalan @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Tracing Back Vietnam's History (Saturday, 31st December 2009)


Today was the first whole day for my family to roam around Ho Chi Minh City. We were excited, at the same time we bore in our minds that we want to minimise unnecessary costs. Therefore instead of following a half day city tour that charges us about USD 30 each (approximately RM 100.00 each), from my past experience I considered this city as a tourist-safe city therefore we opted to tour the city independently.

We relied on the net for halal eating outlets and the map of the city to guide us today. As for me, I hate reading maps, fortunately my sister Deena is the more reliable one so we just followed her lead.

Deena organizing the places we would like to visit according to their route of destinations.

By the way this was the view from our hotel room that can be seen during the day.

At the reception, yes that was the super nice, customer-friendly Huy that spoke his English with very strong American accent.

Before our departure, we showed the first location we wanted to head in the map to the bellboy, then he hailed a cab for us and informed the driver. He even assured us to always take Vinasun cabs for safety to ourselves as well as our money ;)

With Ummi in the comfortable Vinasun cab.

One of the decorations for New Year 2010.

Our first destination, that is the back of a very famous church. Old looking, not very attractive.

Check out the front, impressive I must say =) People, this is the Cathedral of Notre Dame which was built in 1880. Yes the name is exactly like the famous cathedral in France but that is no surprise because France was one of the super powers that colonised Vietnam.

Check out this pic of Nana. It gives more of a Parisian feeling rather than being in HCMC. Due to the French colony, the architecture of the buildings in HCMC has very strong French influence in them.

A pic of me too of course.

The Virgin Mary statue with a unique story. It was reported that there was once a few years back that this Virgin Mary 'cried' and her tears stained her face. If you look at her face closely, you could see the traces of her 'tears'. This sighting must be a remarkable experience for Christians.

Can somebody please translate this for me?

Oh I love these wonderful, gorgeous sunflowers that really cheer up the landscape of the cathedral.

Now let's check out the beautiful interior design of the cathedral.

A classical French design made from brick and wood.

A woman making her prayers in front of another Virgin Mary statue.

I find that the colours of the stencil windows in the cathedral is beautiful.

Deena posing against the entrance door.

Also we spotted a newly wed couple taking photos for their photo album.

Aaah yes now let's proceed to the nearby famous building, located just next to the cathedral, the Post Office. Yes it's only a normal post office but it's beautiful classical architecture that made it so famous among tourists.

Ummi & Nana snapping a photo.

Ok now let's cross the road!

Me in front of the post office. Gorgeous architecture isn't it?

Here, the interior of the post office which is so vast. Kind of reminds me of Grand Central Station in the US, haha never been there yet but just saw it in the movies.

Besides dealing with your letter delivery and paying your bills as well as exchanching currency, there are lots of stalls selling souvenirs here especially for tourists. The prices here are quite reasonable and I remind you that if you like to buy postcards, they sell here at about VND 10,000 - 20,000 (approximately like their 1-2 Dollars) instead of where my sister was cheated by a little boy selling 10 postcards at VND 100,000 (which is like their 10 Dollars) so my sister was fumed but I said as tourists yes it's hard for us not to get cheated but just regard that as alms for the poor boy.

A potrait of Ho Chi Minh hung at the centre of the Post Office.

Oooohhhhh I love these cute, so crazy adorable Vietnamese people paper-weight.

The phone booths, check them out! And see the tiles on the floor, impeccable.

On the right and left side of the post office entrance, they locate the gift shops for wider choices.

The gift shop selling lots of interesting local products be it handbags, T-Shirts, home decor and other knick knacks.

Colourful array of magnetic wood dragonflies.

Try to spot me among these cheerful faces =)

Nana bought this T-Shirt. Isn't it cute? =)

Vietnames couples; keychains and fridge magnets.

This cap looks like it could be bought at GUESS? due to its letter G but actually it says SG that stands for Saigon.

Some carving work in front of a very beautiful potrait of a woman and her baby.

Fine ceramic statues for decoration. The ladies here are wearing the traditional Vietnamese costume which is Ao-Dai (pronounced as Ao-Yai) and we were told that the triangle shaped hats are worn by Miss Saigon while the round, flat hats are worn by Miss Hanoi. Ummi bought one of these.

Yes we saw these in many gift shops. Cloth bag itemized to keep your lingerie, wet bikini and slippers for your ease to pack your luggage.

You could see the Cathedral of Notre Dame from the gift shop.

Ok now, chop chop! Let's proceed to our next destination, about 5-10 minutes drive to the Independence Palace.

The Independence Palace

The rules & regulations of the Independence Palace. Entrance fee was only VND 15,000
(RM 2.85)

Again, my lovely mother and sister.

Since it is a historical building, many school children came for their field trip. It's so amusing to see the teachers frantically trying to organise these kids who keep chatting and waving at tourists. So cute!

Ok, the Independence Palace is the administration building for the government of Vietnam in the 1970s. During the Vietnam war, it was in the hands of the Americans and the fighters of Vietnam attacked this palace and toppled the government then which symbolically attained Vietnam independence. If my info is not complete, please check them out by yourself ok :)

The Banquet Room. Ok if you notice, since this building was used in the 1970s so the interior design and the furniture used are very retro looking. It somewhat gave me the feeling that it was a base for the retro spy agents like Jefri Zain and Nora Zain hehe.

This is the room for announcements to be made to the reporters as well as to the important related people.

The Map Room.

I cannot recall which room is this but I am very fascinated by the preserved leopard here.

Nana hailing at her subjects. Katanya..

The plush round about as the landscape of the palace.

An oriental carpet in the middle of one of the floors.

The guest hall where international delegates were entertained.

There's a small garden at the backyard. Nothing impressive but shows how complete the architecture of this palace is.

Gifts from international delegates. I really could not comprehend the number of animals killed here especially the feet of the elephants *sigh*.

The conference room.

Now at the vast field in front of the palace, the actual army tanks which attacked the palace in the 1970s were exhibited. Yup those are the teens of Vietnam following their school trip.

I love this one! A pic of Nana with the primary school kids. The kindergarten kids were cuter but they kept smiling but too camera shy :p

In the middle of the hot afternoon, it's nice to drink some fresh coconut juice sold by the roadside.

Then after visiting the Independence Palace, we wanted to check out another place which has the traces of the infamous Vietnam War in the 1970s. We decided to go to the War Remnants Museum. We asked the guy selling the coconut juice and mineral water whether it's best to go by cab or just walk there. He told us it was easier for us to walk and showed to us the direction on the map and it took us about 10-15 minutes of walking only from the Independence Palace.

War Remnants Musuem. I think that was Nana's best try showing a grim expression.


Again the entrance fee for this museum is also VND 15,000 (RM 2.85)

At the frontyard, they display the actual tanks, helicopters and planes used during the war.

Peace for Children, how very true.

Crayon drawings by local children promoting peace and unity regardless of colour.

Please read the US Declaration of Independence above. It was adopted on July 4, 1776. This piece was put at the very begining of the exhibition display. It says that ALL MEN are created equal and have certain UNALIENABLE RIGHTS including LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. This was embraced by the Americans since the 18th Century.

Check out the irony below that occured in the 20th Century in Vietnam...

Photo 1: Even women and babies are targets of US Americal Divisions mopping up operations (Quang Ngai Province, 1967).
Photo 2: The father of this little girl was arrested by GIs. She implores them "DON'T KILL MY FATHER."

Photo 1: Results of US policy "BURN ALL, DESTROY ALL, KILL ALL" in Binh Duong Province in September, 1970.
Photo 2: A peasant subjected to tortures.

Body Count. A U.S military's yardstick to measure success for the war, "IF IT'S DEAD, IT'S VIET CONG."

"They decide on a water torture. A rag is placed over the man's face and water is poured on it, making breathing impossible." Members of the 1st Air Cavalry use water torture on a prisoner - 1968. Hmmm, a method still being used in Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay.

The head of a Vietnamese man.

More dead bodies.

FYI, the US Army used a certain poisonous defoliants, I can't recall the scientific name but it not only destroyed the forests and crops which destroyed the source of food for the Vietnamese but worse created a horrifying impact on the human genes. Just recall the Hiroshima Atom bomb in the 1940s and below is the impact of the bombs and the poison spread in the 1970s just imagine the impact of the bombs exploded in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine in this new millenium. Should be more horrible right? For you who do not know, please google for FRANKENSTEIN BABIES in Iraq, a group of genetically mutated babies born due to the poison and radical chemical elements used in the war. Of course the US government would not inform us about this, but I saw the photos of the poor Iraqi babies in Al-Islam magazine, showing babies born without brain, with one eye and other unimaginable conditions.

To give you some ideas, please check out the photos below that have similarities with the Frankenstein Babies.

Children born after the war. Since the chemical affected the genes in the sperm of Vietnamese war, even the babies born in the late 1990s were affected.

Remember this? This was the Cathedral of Notre Dame being burnt during the war. Now it was rebuilt as though it has never been touched by the war.

Please read the quote of the US Commander above. Who did they think they are to have the right to bomb a civilization back into the Stone Age?

The 'successful' figures attained by the US Government post Vietnam war.

A crayon drawing by a Vietnamese kid today.

Another horrifying result of the war.

An excerpt of the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam in 1945 which failed to be enjoyed by the Vietnamese thanks to the intruding US.

The fight for independence.

It's all about greed for money and power.

False motivation for the US Army.

At 10.45 a.m, 30th April 1975 the liberation army attacked and occupied the Independence Palace, forcing the Saigon Administration to surrender unconditionally, terminating the resistance against foreign invaders to restore national independence and unity for the people of Viet Nam

Too late for remorse?

Above is the story written in LIFE magazine (Ummi said LIFE magazine made the most truthful reports of the Vietnam war) about Robert Capa, an American photographer that captured truth in his photos but was killed as well. The sacrifice and the duties completed by the photographers during this war were highly recognised because a picture speaks louder than a thousand words.

The late Robert Capa, one of the dedicated photographers.

As you could see the photographers captured important evidence through their lenses. Check out a few of my favourites below.

A small, young boy whose family was murdered by the GIs was left stranded in the middle of nowhere.

A family begged for their lives from a GI.

This was the fully coloured LIFE magazine that consisted of many true, horrifying photos taken by the photographers in Vietnam.

At the end of the war, many American GIs suffered mental torture due to the sufferings witnessed by them during the war. Ummi told me another reason for the Vietnam war was because the American government itself wanted to kill their own men so that America would be less populated that was why they sent troops of army to Vietnam. Same goes with the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, I truly pity the Americans who have lost their loved ones in wars.

Love these photos captured above. Showing a very calm and dedicated medic treating an injured friend. Please read the story below.

The very few faces of the missing Americans in the war.

The BS conveyed by the American government. Let me quote that back for you.
"In March 1960s (I can't see the date clearly here) the US Govn sent its troops to Vietnam. Each US soldiers coming here received ... called 'a new War style' stating "We come here to help the people and conquer the South of Vietnam. We come here to save the whole South East Asia from communist aggression and oppression. By that action we can boost the security for the United States." But what the US soldiers had done were arresting and killing normal people, including children, women and older people; destroying houses, schools, hospitals, spraying defoliants to devastate forests and crops..
Among 6 million turns of US soldiers being sent to Vietnam, more than 58,000 were killed and over 300,000 wounded..
A word of my own, during the Vietnam war, they insisted on saving the South East Asia from the communist, now in the war of the Middle East, they used the 'Muslim Terrorists' as their so-called enemy. Just another false excuse for them to conquer the power over the weaker ones.

A young American boy who lost his father in the war. One of many others.

Please read this poem and absorb it in our hearts.

A drawing of an armed Hanoi woman, portraying that even women fought in the war against the invaders of their country.

The best magazine cover seen here. Smiling US Presidents vs Weeping women over the dead bodies of her family members.

At the museum, I held back my tears from crying because I did not want to feel weak. I am truly sorry for the Vietnamese but they have all my respect and honour for being so strong and courageous despite the small built of their bodies. My mum chatted with a Jewish woman at the museum, she too, hated the attacks between Israel and Palestine. She said many lives were killed as though that the political powers own our lives. It is so unfortunate that most of the time, the people love peace and unity but the governments turned us against each other.

Ya Allah You are the Lord of mankind, the only refuge for us to seek help. Ya Allah please help us please. Please help not only my brothers and sisters in Islam but also the weak, innocent ones regardless of their colour and faith.

Lovely readers as well as myself, please love peace and unity for the sake of our happiness and our beloved upcoming generations.

As the US Declaration of Independence 1776 stated, Happiness is something to be pursued. May we all be strong in pursuing our happiness despite the robust attack of the evil enemies.

Signing out,
Suraya Anuar

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