Getting Adjusted

Adam,

My first week in Fort Wayne was slow. All I did was taking naps almost every afternoon. 

Yes honey, when you were working your ass off in the office, I’ve been snoring like a pig in our bed. 😀 

But anyways, don’t go ‘ooohhhh…ahhhh…lazy bum’ on me yet! Yes, I did take a nap on almost every afternoon on my first week here BUT I ALSO HAD NIGHTMARES. 

Wait. 

Not nightmares.

Nap-mares? 

Noon-mares? 

I think bad dreams would be the perfect term for that. 

So okay, during my first week here, I was having terrible bad dreams each time I took a nap.

One time, I had your ex-wife trying to kill me! 

Another time, it was a horrible looking woman in white staring at me. She has long, messy hair with bloody shot eyes. 

I even asked you if our bed was cursed. You blamed it on the book that I was currently reading. 

Hello baby, it was not a horror novel. It was a novel about the struggles of a young Thai girl surviving her life. 

Alhamdulillah, the bad dreams went away the next week. Maybe it was just an adjustment period for me. You know how some people have troubles adjusting to a new place, right?

I didn’t have problem at all falling asleep in our bed but I had that problem when I go to other places. Our home is so homey to us and it’s just us baby. 🙂 And oh, your smell plays a big part too. I love your smell on the sheets. 😉

So, you taught me how to use the washing machine and the dryer that first week. And you specifically want me to separate colors & white laundry, clothes that should’t be put in the dryer etc.

NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY BABY!

No no. Don’t panic now. Nothing happened.

It’s my jeans are super tight now. Nope, I didn’t gain weight. The dryer shrunk my jeans 😉 😉 😉

 

Journey to our new home.

Adam,

After a full day discovering Chicago on Saturday, we took off to our home in Fort Wayne the very next morning.

But not before we do a little shopping at Ikea! I noticed that Ikea doesn’t have that many outlets here in the USA. Even back in my home country, there’s only one store and it’s in the capital city, which is Kuala Lumpur.

I like Ikea because some of the things are cheap and very handy. I guess because we have to assemble the furniture ourselves, that’t why the price is low. Ikea cuts a lot of cost on the manpower in the assembly area.

Adam,

I loved it when you said we didn’t have anything much at home because you wanted me to decorate our home. :,) I have always loved home decoration I even have Houzz app on my iPad and could spend the whole day looking at the beautiful designs and home. Ahhh.. Such peace to me.

Little did we know, you really didn’t have a lot at our home!

We spent almost 200 dollars at Ikea. Teehee. But we also get some plates for your daughters, Camille and Moriah. I noticed you always buy them soft toys.

IT’S TIME FOR SOME GROW UP GIFTS NOW BABY!!

Remember the office desk that we wanted but our car was already full with our luggage? And the thoughts of carrying all those things terrify us? HAHA! We are so alike! But we were planning to go back to Chicago the very next weekend, so we let the office desk go. Smart move!

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See all those stuff? We have more in the back/. >.< And oh, that’s the monkey soft toy Adam brought with him to pick me up in Chicago! 😉

Throughout the long drive back to Fort Wayne, I’ve never seen huge corn fields in my whole life! They are just huge! I then learned that corn is the biggest crop plantation in the USA and the live stocks like chicken and cows are fed with corns. Mmm no wonder the meat is so juicy! I love it!

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Journey home. It was quite a distance to go home from Chicago!

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The cows are fat too. Back in my home country, the cows are much smaller than this, they actually reminds me of Skinny Cow. LOL.

Adam,

We stopped by the petrol station and this dude just came from behind me and asked about my nationality. You remember that? You were still at the rows of drinks and he came by and said I was beautiful and thought I was a Korean!

Holy cow.

Which part of me looks Korean?

Koreans are fair and so beautiful and there I was, with my naturally tan skin and freckles all over my legs and arms. And my eyes are big too! Teehee. But that’s alright. He was nice and he got a cool ride too. A Mustang! My daddy loves Mustangs!

Adam,

Remember I’ve never tried Dr. Pepper and we bought one for me? I tasted it and it taste like cough syrup and me no likey! You finished it up for me and you didn’t complain about it. I’m sorry I screwed your diet up with my Dr. Pepper.

And yes, I still holds on to my vow to never buy it anymore because I don’t think I’ll ever like the taste. :s I’m doing it for you too coz I don’t want you to end up drinking it. 😀

After 4 hours of driving, we finally made it home. It was a slow journey because we didn’t rush it. I hate rushing while we are on a long journey. It’s just not safe.

We are currently renting in a beautiful apartment. It has 2 bathrooms and each of us occupy one. Hehe. We just have A LOT of toiletries of our own and just didn’t want to get in each other’s way.

And of course, when it comes to nature calls, we dont have to fight for a bloody toilet bowl. Teehee.

Alright, I’m going to end this entry with my first morning view from our home.

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Beautiful sky, innit? 

Thank you for an amazing journey home, sweetie. And also, thank you for driving us home safely. The journey is so worth it to come to a beautiful place of ours.

I love you.

Chicago Part I

Adam,

You chose my point of entry to the USA to be Chicago. Total flight hours from my hometown to Chicago was 30 hours.

This was my first long haul trip and I was skeptical about it. I knew I would be so tired (I hate road trips as well!), I even told you that I could just stop in London and live with my aunt there. :p 

But of course, I didn’t.

What got me through those long layovers, long queues at immigration, long hours of flight was your smile. And your smell. 

I have always love your smile. In fact, your smile was the first thing that I saw almost 3 years ago when we first met. Please don’t stop smiling for me okay?

Your smell, what can I say, it’s the smell of love. When I kiss you in the morning, and I smell your skin, sometimes I wonder if heaven smells like that. Smells so pure and calm. 

After the long queue at the Custom Borders counter and picking up my luggage, I stepped outside the Arrival hall, and there I saw you, with a rose bouquet in your hand. Just like most of the times whenever you met me.

I love you.

Remember the time when I was craving for strawberries in Miri and I spent a fortune on that little box of strawberries only to find out they were sour?

I was mad and disappointed and you were shocked to hear that the strawberries are actually sweet. So you brought one box for me. Exactly like the one I bought in Miri. And they are sweet. Thank you baby. 🙂 And oh, we went on strawberry frenzy after that! LOL. 

Adam,

Thank you so much for being so patient with me when that bloody jet lag hit me. I do not know how you’ve been so patient with me when I was being annoying MOST OF THE TIME. You are the most patient person I’ve met and your love is just amazing I couldn’t put it into words. 

I’m sorry we didn’t get to go to Downtown to watch the fireworks on Independence Day. I was totally bummed and you were okay with just hanging out at the hotel bar, although I knew how bad you wanted to go. We still get to watch the fireworks, but only from the live streaming on TV. ;)) 

You bought me my very first Coach sneakers when my feet were hurting from walking so much around Downtown. My foot was cramping too but you didn’t get mad for slowing our journey down. Instead, you asked me to take my time and just enjoy the scenery. Thank you baby. I’d never find someone like you. So patient, so gentle, so loving. 

Oh! Also, thank you for taking me to Hancock building where we could see the entire Chicago from the Signature Room! You know I am also scared of heights, but I knew you were excited to go there yourself too, so I gave in. I hope you had a wonderful time with me there baby. I certainly did enjoy my time there with you. 🙂

Ha! Remember we were picking up fridge magnet at the Navy Pier and I was being stingy? Or was it because I couldn’t make up my mind to which design to get?

We ended with no souvenir and only realise it when we were driving back to Indiana! LOL. How silly of me. I should just pick up one and be done with it. 

Okay, here are some pictures from our Chicago trip. I hope these pictures bring a smile to your face when you see them. 🙂 Just like how they always do to me. 🙂

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At Signature Room, after 20 mins queue just to get in the elevator! Lucky it was just the two of us, so we could just sit at the bar!

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At Cumberland train station near our hotel. It was a breezy morning. My first outing in Chicago! July 05th, 2013!

 

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I don’t remember the name of this place but I knew we had hot dog buns here! We were just here randomly because I was starving! Took this picture with the flowers because I know my mum would love it. She loves flowers. 🙂 And I was laughing here in this picture because in the first picture that you took, I was holding a cigarette and I didn’t want her to see that. LOL. 

 

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Us at the Navy Pier and me holding a cup of roasted almond nuts! They were too sweet for my liking. You knew I wouldn’t like it because I don’t like anything sweet in my food. But you bought them anyways because you wanted me to try them. 

Or, was it because YOU wanted them??

Ciao baby!

Introduction.

Hi,

Name is Izza and I’m married to the most wonderful person in the world, Mr. Adam.

Adam and I met about three years ago. August 22nd, to be exact. And we got married last Friday, August 9th (It was also my mom’s birthday!).

We’ve been working so hard to get me here, in the USA, to be with him since he lost his job with the employer that made him travel across the world.

I’ve been wanting to dedicate a blog for my baby, who’s been very wonderful to me. So here it go. 🙂

I hope you’ll enjoy reading this.