Last week I finally received my much awaited package from Lina. I asked her a big big favor before she left for Japan and took my chance to get the cds my husband has been wanting to buy since release. You might not be familiar with the artist Andrew W.K. but my hubs likes this artist so much. I admit I didn't really appreciate AWK much when he made me listen to his first album, I find it quite noisy but his japan Albums are great. Hubs was able to get some of his albums released here but not the one from Japan. He's such a hit in Japan and AWK's the one who made the cover for Gundam Rock, the album for Gundam's 30th anniversary just released this September 9, 2009. When hubs knew about it he told me about the new Japan release and I just told him I'll get him those in time.

Lina at that time was blogging about her nearing trip to Japan so I gathered my guts to email her and ask if I she can get something for me there. I was just taking my chances because there's no way we can travel around until our baby's born and big enough to carry around for long flights. After a while I received an email reply from Lina saying she'll see if she can. I was happy enough to hear from her considering that's the first time I ever emailed her (too think-skin me huh). I didn't want to compromise her at all so I am okay if she gets to find the cds for me. Of course her family will be on vacation and they have their own things to do, that's very understandable.

As we all know Lina was fortunate enough to blog about her Japan trip while they were there. That's also the same time when I received her email saying she'll see in that particular music store if they have the cds. After few more emails she confirmed she got the cds! I was so so so happy to learn about that. I can already imagine how delighted my hubs will be. I was actually shy to ask if it was hard for her to find the cds also because I was so overwhelmed knowing she got 2 of the most important albums Gundam Rock and Japan Premium Collection (includes japan covers & very best so far). Perhaps I should take the opportunity to ask Lina.... "did I give you hard time finding those cds?"

My Birthday gift's a month delayed but worth the wait. It was no secret when Lina got the cds since I had to send my payment of course (I won't mention anymore how much, he's happy and that's more important also promise fulfilled) but the surprise part was not knowing what cds we got for him. I never told him til the day I handed him that package. I actually opened it ahead of him when I picked it up from the post office, I guess I was more excited. It was perfect timing also that same day hubs was doing some overtime and I brought dinner and the package to his office. I knew that will break his stressed mind getting his much awaited cds. Can you see he's so so happy!? He played it right away til we finally left the office by 3am. Nothing beats a gift fresh from Japan and more it traveled all the way to Malaysia before reaching US. Again, Thanks so much Lina for doing this great favor for me. It truly made my husband so happy and me too!

Happy Weekend to all of you! I will be busy later snapping photos for the downtown Halloween Costume Contest and the Halloween Party we'll attend tomorrow. Enjoy your Halloween!!

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45 Responses
  1. Tekkaus Says:

    Aww....so sweet of you. War...you and Junior looks so happy with the CDs that you guys have huh! :D

  2. Tekkaus Says:

    Yeah! He is very, very happy alright! :D Gundam huh! Anyway have a great weekend Ayie. :)

  3. rainfield61 Says:

    So great a blogging memeber can be, go great internet can help.

    So great both of you ahve a happy day.

    Happy Halloween.

  4. Happy Halloween weekend to you and yours!

  5. lina Says:

    Hi Ayie,
    Wow! The happy face of your hubs sure worth your effort. :)

    Actually, we bought the CDs in Shibuya on our last day. Zaini was kind enough to let me scour a few CD shops before finally buying them. :D

  6. lina Says:

    Have a great Halloween party! :)

  7. You're so lucky to get that favour from Lina

  8. Superman Says:

    that is so nice favor from Lina. Hehe. Happy Halloween and enjoy!

  9. betchai Says:

    hi Ayie, I hope you enjoy your halloween too, and enjoy snapping away.

    your hubs look very happy, and so are you.

  10. Cherry Says:

    what a sweet thing to do for your hubs. his smile tells how happy he is. ;)

    happy halloween, Ayie! i want to say THANK YOU again for the PS tutorial, you might have missed my comment giving you the credit for my photo stamps. appreciate it so much! take care... :)

  11. Anya Says:

    And he was soooooooooo HAPPY
    (Just a little child :)))))
    Have a wonderful weekend

  12. Tes Says:

    OH what a thoughtful gesture. Very sweet of you, Ayie! Hubbs sure looks happy. Enjoy the party and the snapping. You guys take care! *hugs*

  13. Mummy Gwen Says:

    What a great surprise gift for your hubby. He sure looks happy..hehe. Enjoy your Halloween party. What are you dressed up as ganda?

  14. levian Says:

    hopefully we will get to see more of those photographs that you captured on halloween! your hubs must be so touched after he received the gift. he looked so happy in the photographs. :)

  15. ladyviral Says:

    It is nice to know ^_^... hubs sure look really happy indeed!

    I love gundam the anime :P. though I was never a fan of jap songs >.<; weird of me.

  16. SandyCarlson Says:

    Pretty exciting stuff! He looks very happy.

  17. Ayie Says:


    I'm just very happy that I finally was able to give him his cds and I promised that too...promise fulfilled! Him on the other hand is very happy that I did so much for him =)

  18. Ayie Says:


    Thanks! Yes internet can really bridge people nowadays!

  19. Ayie Says:


    It was a great halloween!

  20. Ayie Says:


    Im truly sorry for all the troubles you had to go through. Thank you so much again, we really can't thank you enough. I really want you to see how happy he is (you can see him smile like that whenever he listens to his cds) and I think that's the best way of saying thank you in behalf of my husband. Thanks to Zaini for gic=ving you chance to scour for my favor.

  21. Ayie Says:


    I wasn't really expecting it and I'm very lucky indeed to be granted the favor.

  22. Ayie Says:


    very nice right? Happy Halloween!

  23. Ayie Says:


    Seeing him so happy and really pleased with his most wanted collection made me so happy too. It wasn't easy getting that and quite pricey to!! haha

    how are you oing? still very busy?

  24. Ayie Says:


    I think I saw your comment those times i blog hop and check your posts...anyways you're more than welcome! Feel free to ask anytime. Sorry I think I wasn't able to drop a comment that time. Will check it out again. Thanks!

  25. Ayie Says:


    That's my joy, seeing him so happy like that. he's always been stressed with work and all. Rare times seeing such genuine priceless smile. =)

  26. Ayie Says:


    The party's great we ate really good! haha! Just a bit tiring with the long travel but worth going being with other people too. Thanks so much! take care!

  27. Ayie Says:

    Mummy Sexy,

    I wanted to dress like a witch but it's cold and the black dress I have has low back so i opted for just plain black arabian style pants and matching top. =P I made hubs wear his starwars shirt. We're really not that fond of costumes perhaps next year when baby's out!

  28. Ayie Says:

    Levian, That's why i didn't miss to capture his moment when i handed him the package! Don't worry i will post the halloween snaps I took =)

  29. Ayie Says:


    That's why i didn't miss to capture his moment when i handed him the package! Don't worry i will post the halloween snaps I took =)

  30. Ayie Says:


    I love japanese songs and you might find it funny if you hear me singing around some jap tunes! haha! yes he's very very happy! he couldn't believe I really got those for him already!

  31. Ayie Says:


    That's my token, his nice nice smile =)

  32. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our little Lion King. It was a glorious birthday, a wonderful Halloween, and a sweet time with family!! Blessings.

  33. awwww.... that was so sweet of Lina.

    And your hubby looks like he's on top of the world! haha.....

  34. that's very kind of Lina. your hubby looks so joyful and ecstatic about it.

  35. [SK] Says:

    sure it must have been the greatest halloween present for your hubby.. and did Lina bought you any other souvenirs?? :p

  36. lina Says:

    Sorry about the pricey part. That's my doing - converting the CDs price two time. Yen to RM, RM to USD. @_@

  37. Ayie Says:


    Thanks for your coming by =)

  38. Ayie Says:


    I think the way you described it...that's exactly how he was the moment he opened and saw what's in the package! lol

  39. Ayie Says:


    Yes very very very kind of Lina! We're so so thankful =)

  40. Ayie Says:


    It's supposed to be a birthday gift last sept but too late =) yup I got a cutie souvenir too =)

  41. Ayie Says:


    Oh no Lina, I also did that and I knew it will be more or less like that. That's how it should be because you used your RM-YEN. You should really convert it that way. It's different if I sent funds ahead. Well it doesn't really matter, all I wanted was to get him those cds. =)

  42. levian Says:

    i totally get what you meant, it was definitely one moment worth capturing n remembering. :)

  43. Ayie Says:

    Levian, That kind of moment should never be missed, right?

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