When Shahirah Met Tahirah
Blogging is a pretty cool thing.
Having blogger friends is fun.
Meeting blogger friends in real life is even more fun!
Especially when they come to visit you when you live 5000 miles away.
I first met the beautiful doctora, Tahirah, when she came to the Live Fashion / Love Music event by Hana Tajima and Yuna last December. I was ecstatic when she emailed to tell me that she was coming to New Zealand for a holiday. It's always so nice to meet friends from the blogging world in real life. There's a special unspoken connection between us and we had a lot of fun together last Saturday when we met up and I took her around this little town o' mine for a day.
Tahirah with her husband and friends. They're all medical doctors by the way. How cool is that?
I took them to Angus Steakhouse for some good old fashion NZ steak.
All of us ordered the 200gm NZ sirloin steak. $17 only!
It was good but I think they got our orders mixed up cos I didn't get the medium-rare steak I asked for.
After all that food we had to exercise.
We walked up Baldwin Street a.k.a. the steepest street in the world.
I walked all the way up with these pair of heels. You best believe it!
Goofing around. Typical. The guys were cracking me up all day.
We took photos like crazy.
The guys even took a photo of the mail-woman who was doing her rounds on Baldwin Street!
She's definitely very fit and healthy-looking.
Then off we went to the Botanical Garden.
Tahirah and hubby going all Bollywood here.
Forget coffee, wake up and smell the roses!
Went to feed some hungry ducks
Finally, I showed them around my university's campus.
T'was a good day. I'm glad I had the opportunity to show them around even though we didn't have much time as they were leaving for Queenstown the same day. It was fun nevertheless. I can't wait to meet up with her when I'm back in KL and hear all about the rest of her trip. I think they were very lucky because the weather was sunny and gorgeous in Dunedin when they came over! Dunedin's not usually like that. It rained and hailed the very next day.
So... anyone else coming to my side of the world anytime soon?
(i'm so gonna hinting my husband for that since there's a talk of visiting NZ anytime soon :D)
Rummy: Awwhh I would love to meet you too, inshaAllah. Omanis are the loveliest people =)
Aim: You are always welcome! Make sure you come this year cos I don't know if I'll still be here in 2012.
She is cute, btw:P
The scenery looks beautiful, i love the nature. You don't really get most of that here in Manchester.
I'm not sure about Dunedin but insha'Allah I definately have Malaysia on my list?!! :))
I really hope that day comes where I can meet the awesome you in person and compliment your gorgeous fashion sense! haha.
But if you do so happen to randomly decide to visit the UK, let me know :D
I think its awesome how blogger can create such great friendships, so far I've made two really good friends (one is Fida,I think you know her!) but they both live in America. So fingers crossed I get a chance to meet them some day in the future, .... probably when I start Uni.
I think I'm being very optimistic as a 16 year old wanting to do all these great things in just one year.
LOL, and by the way you should see my face whenever I see you have a new post! I just get this huge smile on my face, you should ask my sister :))))
P.s. Sorry for yappering on with myself, haha! Love your posts!
pretty pictures :)
Mona: Wish we could visit EACH OTHER =) Despite what's happening in Egypt I would still like to go there.
Nur: If I'm in the country then, inshaAllah =)
RS: Or I could visit you! The UK is in my top 10 list of places I want to visit.
Zara: Aww don't say that. I love your comments because I can feel so much optimism from you, mashaAllah =) We need more people like you! If we do meet someday don't be surprised to see that I'm not really much of a fashionista. I... uh.. just love shopping lol. You are definitely most welcome to visit Malaysia, inshaAllah if I am there I'll take you around. Otherwise we'll just have to wait until I get to Manchester inshaAllah ;) And here's to awesome blogger friendships!
Anon: Yes they serve Halal meat. You can speak to the manager. I wouldn't have eaten there if they didn't =)
Sarah: Interesting! Dunedin's very hill-y.
Amnah: You and I, we'd be great food buddies. I just know it. =)
hijabi hippie hypo: I know, I can't believe it either and I wasn't huffing and puffing like I thought I would be. I've been doing a lot of walking and hill-climbing these past few weeks so I guess it helped! Would love to visit UK soon hun, inshaAllah! I'll give you a buzz if I do ;)
Hijabs & Co: Merci darlin'. It's one of my favourites.
Hope all's well with you hun. Have missed commenting on your blog. <3
Insha Allah one day I will!
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You can be a role model for them. Can teach the above said who think Islam and western style and culture cannot go hand in hand, they must learn from your adoption and simplicity in blending Islam with changing world and civilization.
You got such a beautiful soul.