The rest of my life …

Its strangely…. normal.

The wedding was… fantastic.

I was in office till 18 hours before the wedding. I bought the shoes while en route to the parlor. I was late for my appointment, of course. Then I left the shoes in the car.  My pen slipped while signing the papers because it was a brand I never use- its really hard to write with. Why didnt anyone think of this before?!? Ah details! 

But then … everything fell into place at the right time and went the way we wanted it to… more or less. No extra frills, no extra traditions… and no fake posey photoshoot. 

I feel like I’ve been married forever.

Boring, or what! Heh hehehe…

AlHamduLillah …

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131 Responses to The rest of my life …


  2. lovetodaydream says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! Do we get to see any pics?????

    • Specs says:

      Thank you, Elena!

      I’m still at the in-laws so we’ll see about the pictures when I get back home and have time to sort stuff out etc.

  3. Tasmiya says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you.
    Love to see some pictures, too!

  4. Saadat says:

    Congratulations, Specs! 🙂

    (I have noted down the use of proper pen for future reference.)

    • Specs says:

      Thank you!

      And yes, it was a picasso, can you imagine! I never write with that even in office and I couldn’t hold it properly when signing. I had to stop mid-flourish to make a ‘correction’ 😉

  5. Ayesha Tuabin says:

    Many congratulations. I’ve been checking every day to see if there’s a new post from you, and now there is. I hope you have a long and happy married life, with no more than the usual amount of ups and downs( cos you will have them, don’t believe anyone who says you won’t!).

    • Specs says:

      Thanks Ayesha, sorry about the late update

      Well, that has been my experience with marriage so far- no one knows what its like. Every couple is different, ever person is unique- just like friendship, there are no rules about love. You take your own decisions, follow your own gut and it turns out okay.

  6. nadia says:

    Boht, boht mubarak ho, Specs! I am so happy for you! I was worried about your shoes all this time, LOL.

    PS: Next time someone asks for some wedding advice, we better remind them to buy a pen beforehand.

  7. Gaia says:


  8. closetblogger says:

    Congratulations! 🙂 Aren’t u supposed to be on your honeymoon with those CFA text books? 😛 And spill some of the details of the wedding please! 🙂

  9. Fa says:

    Wow, congratulations, may Allah bless u with a happy life Insha you owe us lots of stories!! And please, please, don’t stop writing, now that ur married. We’d love to see you post more often instead!

    • Specs says:

      Thanks Fa… shall try my best. The next two three months are super duper busy, though! (Ah, the story of my life- nothing to do, then too much to do… I’m not liking this pattern!)

  10. Shawna says:

    Congratulations! Alf wa alf mubarak! I’m so excited for you. May your marriae be blessed with health and shared happiness! Thinking of you. 🙂

    • Specs says:

      Thank you so much, Shawna! We’ve been reading each other for such a long time, its great to hear such words from an old blogging buddy … I really wish you guys could’ve been there with me on the day!!

  11. smacula says:

    so has mr specs discovered your blog yet 😛 ?

    buhat mubarikan putar… at least one of us is married now hahaha !

  12. No One says:

    Congrats!! Cant wait to see your pictures….

    So you feel like you have been married forever…wow…already! LOL…well thats awwesome…mA


  13. Achelois says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Bohat, bohat mubarak, sweetheart!

    So excited 🙂

    • Specs says:

      Thank you, Achelois 🙂 You’re one of the people I really wanted to invite over- had you been in Pakistan, an invite would’ve been headed your way, for sure!

      I hope you attended in spirit, 🙂

  14. mubi says:

    i come to ur blog not really hoping to see a new post by you :$
    but i m soo happy to see a new post 😀 😀 😀 congrats!!!!!!

  15. tubtub says:

    I’m so happy for you I could pangra XD

  16. Congratulations!!! I was expecting a huge difference to something after I got married, wasn’t sure what it would be but I could almost feel a huge difference coming on. Yet after a few days of marriage I still had the same personality, flaws and laughter. I was a little disappointed my laughter becomes a shriek that I can’t control when I laugh too much but hey the husband sees to like it!

    Really hope you have a long and happy life together.


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  18. Humaira says:

    Miss Specs, now your a Mrs!

    Congrats hun! I am so happy for you. *Throws flowers on you and your new hubby*

    Sorry I couldn’t be their, but I’m sure it was a wonderful occasion and thanks for the tip about the pen! And glad the ceremony went the way you wanted it to. That’s the hardest part I think, getting the ceremony without the frills and rasams.

    Wishing you a long and happy married life Inshallah!

    • Specs says:

      Wow, thanks for the flowers 😀 *picks flowers out of hair*

      The ceremonies definitely make it too hard, grrr!!

      Thank you for the good wishes and Ameen to them!

    Bohat bohat Mubarak ho, Specs! 😀 Im sooo happy for you! 😀 (((hugs)))
    Alhamdulilah, glad everything went well. So, common spill spill spill. We want all the deets 😀 & the pictures!
    May the Almighty keep you both happy and safe. May you have a long and happy married life, ameeen 😀

    Ok, if I smile once more my jaw is gonna crack.

    • Specs says:

      Thank you, Smiley! 🙂

      Ameen to all the good wishes. Love you and missed you there. Were you in Pk, you could’ve made it! But oh well, see you there now, Insha’Allah.

  20. Mezba says:

    Congrats. Did you keep the pen as keepsake? 🙂

    Married life when boring = good!

  21. Nahl says:

    Wow, you make it seem so unglamorous. 😛

  22. Feesa says:

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 –this is how happy I am for you

  23. Sumera says:

    Feeling like you’ve been married forever very shortly after the wedding is very normal, I assure you! lol.

    Very many congratulations to you! 😀

    • Specs says:

      Oh well then. I’m normal 😦 Sad. I thought it’d be all exciting and whatnot but this is so routine! Good to know it isn’t only me who feels this anti-climax, hehehe.

  24. Adesi says:

    congratulations my dear and wish you an eternal bliss of togetherness with your better half 🙂 may you two remained bonded in love and happiness and matrimony for as long as forever! hugs!

  25. Congratulations Mrs. Specs 🙂

  26. tabz says:

    Congratulations Specs! I’m happy for you girl, may you and Mr. Specs have a very happy married life together InshaAllah. And OMG you have started laundry already lol

  27. tabz says:

    And when are we seeing your blog title changing to Mrs Specs 😀

  28. Aunty Daisy says:

    Congratulations, I hope you both have a wonderful life together:)

    I got married too…!

  29. Awais Aftab says:

    Hurrah! Finally, it’s done 🙂

  30. farooqk says:

    CONGRATS!! Wooohoo!! 😛

  31. 'liya says:


    I’m so happy for you, I wish I could hug you!

    I want details! And pictures, I demand to see a pic! Awww this is so great 😀


    Congratulations again!! Yay!

    P.S. I love how you bought the shoes on the way hehe
    P.P.S ahem.. so now the two of you are planning to honeymoon in N.America, yes?! Okay well maybe not the honeymoon, but your first trip afterwards?!

    I’m so happy for you!

    • Specs says:

      Aww thank you, Liya! *hugs to you too*

      Erm, you REALLY need a facebook account, you do.

      N.America is certainly on the list- though not for a honeymoon… So is Canada. EEEEEE, I’m getting excited just thinking about seeing you, Insha’Allah. But it will be 2011-ish. Get ready, hehe 🙂

  32. GeekiSiddiqui says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations!!!

  33. Minerva says:

    Lots of mubaraks! 🙂

  34. pinkkay says:

    that damn exam (i cant even bring myself to call it by its name) made me forget about my plans to gatecrash your wedding :/ nevertheless felicitations…biryani udhar rahi 😀

  35. sobia says:

    I got the invite today, it’s beautiful!! 😀

  36. TFL says:

    Congratulations!! And why aren’t you playing dulhan dulhan?? Pictures please 🙂

  37. INAL says:

    Felicidades!!! May your marriage be long lived, well aged, full of love, respect, consideration, equity and most appreciated at any time-So please plan to invite us all to your vows renewal in say 50 years! I’ll send my grandkids to celebrate!

    • Specs says:

      Aw, thank you for the great wishes, INAL!

      Yep, you’re definitely invited to the vow renewal, Insha’Allah. After all, I would’ve known you for half a century by then, 😆

  38. Leena S. says:

    mubarak ho mubarak ho mubarak ho!!!!
    May Allah bless you both

  39. And you are married. Much love, a fistful of prayers.
    🙂 So happy for you!

  40. studentin96 says:

    alhamdulillaah! so happy for you! congrats!

  41. M&M says:

    May you both have a prosperous life together Inshallah.

  42. Alisha says:

    OMG! I never thought that ur wedding would be this soon!!
    I have been out of touch with the blogosphere for sometime which is why I am reading this ultra-important post only now! Because, guess what…I got married too! 😀 [Had the nikah 3 weeks back]
    I am really REALLY happy for you and I wish u both lots of happiness …CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!
    p.s. We need to know more, esp about Mr. Specs!!! Please!!

    • Specs says:

      Oh wow, Congratulations to you too, Alisha!

      Thank you for the warm wishes… and sure, have a post coming up …er… some day…. some day SOON, I mean. 🙂

  43. youngMuslimah says:

    congrats :)!

  44. youngMuslimah says:

    yeah pls write all the details lol..

  45. Bongi says:

    AAAAHHHHH mubarak ho!! Are you coming to England??

    • Specs says:

      OMG, look who is back! Bongi!!! ❤ Thanks for the congrats and yes, I am coming- though somewhere far off in the future but Insha'Allah this year! Have to meet up!!!

      • Bongi says:

        Lol, definately!!! Any idea which part of England? Keep me posted, you have my email address xx

        • Specs says:

          Oh London, it is. But seeing as there are so many relatives there, we’ll be running all over the place every weekend at least trying to get the introduce-the-new-bride/groom visits done with.

  46. Khadija says:


  47. д§mд says:

    Haha i felt like I’ve been always married to even before my walima 😀

    Good that it all went fine .. can I see glimpses of wedding? puhleeeeeeeeeeezzz

    Lots of love and best wishes for the future ❤

    • Specs says:

      LOL@ feeling that way before the Walima… Oh goodness, it really is good to know I’m not the only one, 🙂

      I’ll put up some pictures once I can catch a breath… too frustratingly busy these days, grrr!

      Thank you for the good wishes! *love*

  48. SV says:


  49. Susi Spice says:

    oh girl, uh uhhhhhh no honeymoon!? u gotta be kidding.. I DONT SINK SO
    U HAVE to have a honeymoon cause when you get right into married life, in laws, and then babies you will BOTH REGRET and RUE the day you said no to a honeymoon. Dont be such cheapskates! LOL at least go to Vegas or something! Even if its in a few months time but do it BEFORE babies cause im sure youll have a dozens of cuties hehe.

    congratulations God Bless! I hope it all goes well and that your new life will be happy and joyous

    • д§mд says:

      lolz @ “at least vegas” … I dont think a trip to vegas would be anything but “at least” 😛

      Just couldnt resist commenting 😉

      • Susi Spice says:

        lol i dont know im not american hhaa but she gotta have something to remember before she starts been mama and changing diapers and barely ever being able to go out to a restaurant for a nice meal without it becoming a major project that requires planning for 2 months before it happens lol

        • Specs says:

          Oh I agree with this. Its just that his parents are abroad too and his dad was leaving a week after the wedding so it didn’t seem appropriate to me to be away from what was the first time the whole family was together in years.

          We’re thinking of doing something later… there’s the whole of Europe to explore!

          • Marti says:

            Firstly – congratulations! I know I’m late, sorry… but me so so happy for you 🙂

            Secondly – in all that exploration of Europe spirit, consider yourself invited to Croatia 🙂

            Thirdly – I can’t wait for you to come to England to read your witty posts about getting used to new life. I have a feeling they’re gonna be hilarious 🙂 Hopefully by that time me too would be moving there. Keep your fingers crossed! 🙂

      • Specs says:

        I’m just thinking Vegas… and then trying to fit in the two boring people we are into that scene… and it just doesn’t work, LoL

        • Specs says:

          Oooh, marti- Thank you for the lovely invite and the good wishes. And I don’t care about England as much as I care about being together again… 😦

  50. mariyas says:


    Am so happy for you. Mabrook, May Allah bless you both with loads and loads of Happiness 🙂 🙂 Ameen 🙂

  51. bongi says:

    got a new site x

  52. *Note to self* carry a pen. Got it!

    Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together to you and hubby! 🙂

    • Specs says:

      LOL, its good to know I’ve managed to remind so many about-to-be-married friends about the little things that make weddings difficult- like pens that won’t stop slipping. Hehehe.

      Thank you for the good wishes!!

  53. OH MY GOD YOU GOT MARRIED! I know this is late, but, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  54. JDee says:

    Wao, missed this! Congratulations! 🙂

  55. Ruhguzar says:

    Mubaraka ,Mubaraka!!
    Sada khush raho , phulo phalloo wagairah! 🙂


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