LEGALLY AND OFFICIALY MARRIED

Yes, you've discovered me here, and this marks my first personal blog post as a married woman. It all feels like a dream, doesn't it? Some might say it's like a dream come true. I can imagine that some of you are thinking, "She got married out of the blue and never shared anything about her relationship." I've even been told, "You're the most secretive person in the world." But honestly, I'm not all that secretive; I just keep my personal life close to my heart. I know my circle well, and that's what matters most to me.

The civil wedding took place on January 26th, 2024, but the process began a year ago. As I married a foreigner from Greece (Yunani), there were numerous documents that needed to be arranged from the Greek Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, the National Registration Department (JPN), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The processes at JPN and MFA took about a week to complete, and I went through them with my mother. It was quite exhausting, but also a fun experience!

Before that, I encountered a problem because my passport couldn't be renewed due to some issues with the Custom Tax Department, which cost nearly 100k. I needed to settle the amount first in order to obtain my new passport. Sigh. This was due to my previous role as a director at a company that did not pay taxes, and it had a significant impact on me. Fortunately, the issue was finally resolved before November.

This marriage was not a sudden decision; we had been planning it for a year. He came all the way from Greece to meet my family in Sabah just to obtain approval from my parents, and he is such a gentleman, wew! Due to the challenges posed by the distance and the time-consuming documentation process, we decided to get married in Greece. The Greek government authorities in Athens needed to translate my papers, which had already been validated by the Greek Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, and then bring all the documents to the municipal in Athens for another process. They also wanted to see me in person. This decision was also influenced by the fact that he is working, and the costs involved in flying to Malaysia and Greece multiple times for the paperwork preparations. CLA goes international! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜›

So, here we are, making it with style! We're married, and the ceremony was attended by fewer than 20 people. It was beautiful, fun, and full of blessings. "But you're not married in a church," you may ask. But hey, we are going to do it sooner or later. Wanna come? You're welcome.

LEGALLY AND OFFICIALY MARRIED

Living here with a different culture, language, and food has been such an eye-opening experience! Life here is just as vibrant as it was back in Sabah. The people are wonderful, and the local cuisine is absolutely delicious – although I must admit, I'm starting to worry about packing on some winter weight! Speaking of winter, it's just begun, and I already feel like I'm living in a fridge osogit kopio! The temperature has dropped to just 6 degrees, and it's only going to get colder. Oh my goodness, it's quite the adjustment, but I'm trying to embrace it with a good sense of humor!

I know you all are waiting for our photos. I'm still deciding whether to upload them on Instagram or Facebook. I'll post them soon!  

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my family, especially my parents, who raised me to be strong and beautiful (paaaaling cantik๐Ÿ˜†) with a deep belief in Jesus. I often remind myself that I place my trust in only a select few people in my life, including my Pastor at my local church. He truly knows me, even though I admit that I may not be the easiest person to understand. Banyak kali kana sambayang supaya jadi urang baik yang dengar nasihat kali...Tuhan pun bingung ๐Ÿ˜‚coz actually, I'm a very good person. Maybe you guys listen too much to people talking bad behind my back and believe them. Gosh! I'm an angel๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿคฃ

I hope and pray that everyone is doing well and staying healthy until we can meet again. 

God bless. 

ฮ•ฯ…ฯ‡ฮฑฯฮนฯƒฯ„ฯŽ

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