Wedding Cards – Not To Be Dis-Card-ed!

A wedding card is just a card, right? “Wrong”, insisted a friend vehemently. If eyes are the windows to your soul, then wedding cards are the tone setters to your wedding, she claimed. To others, spending exorbitantly on something that would likely be tossed into the trash as soon as the wedding is over is…

To bridesmaids or not?

Venue? Checked! Caterers? Checked! Makeup artist? Checked! All the important needs of the wedding have been met. It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions shortlisting all the vendors. The next few months was taxing emotionally and physically too and I needed a few pairs of extra hands to help in settling the logistics and to…

Mak Andam - Can You Go Without One

Mak Andam – Can You Go Without One?

In essence, ‘andam’, simply means to beautify or enhance one’s appearance. It used to be that the Mak Andam was a woman typically above the age of forty who got into the trade handed down from generation to generation. Her role was sometimes mired in controversial practices, secret chants that were supposedly able to ensure…