Glory of Love

Malaysia Tatler - - EDITOR’S NOTE - — El­iz­a­beth Soong Man­ag­ing Editor

As far as wed­dings go, we’ve al­ways been fas­ci­nated by royal wed­dings—the glam­our, the wed­ding fin­ery and the high-pro­file guests. This Septem­ber, we’re hon­oured to have Tengku Sha­heera of the royal house of Pa­hang and her dash­ing groom Di­mash Serikov, share their love story in the month they’re due to be wed. Two peas in a pod, find out how they met and what led them to dis­cover that he/she is the one, by turn­ing to page 142. If this has whet­ted your ap­petite for wed­dings, I in­vite you to take a look at the cel­e­bra­tions of two cou­ples. The fairy tale-like cer­e­mony of Mah Kok Wah and Ange­lyn Chong’s nup­tials is sim­ply breath­tak­ing (page 66), while the yach­trace theme of Shazwan Fadhli and Syairah Abdul Malek was cre­atively con­cep­tu­alised (page 72). Nat­u­rally, the next pro­gres­sion would be to build a home, and we’ve got you cov­ered, with our Art of Living spe­cial (page 188 on­wards) which in­cludes tips and tricks to trans­form­ing your abode, a cov­eted list of prop­er­ties worth in­vest­ing in, plus a peek into an Ital­ian-themed hol­i­day home in Pe­nang for some in­spi­ra­tion. Speak­ing of in­spi­ra­tion, we’ve got a good lineup of per­son­al­i­ties who have turned their pas­sion into a thriv­ing busi­ness. From shoe-lover Dato’ Normah Ibrahim to edupreneur Vishen Lakhi­ani and en­tre­pre­neur Ti­mothy Tiah, their goal is to find their pur­pose in life, and th­ese self-start­ing in­di­vid­u­als have done just that. For Vishen, his goal is two-fold—as a par­ent he also wants his kids to have a fu­ture where they can thrive and be happy de­spite their eth­nic­ity. Isn’t this the end goal for most of us? To be happy? This is what Ti­mothy has been grap­pling with, as he re­alised that he was no longer happy and pas­sion­ate about his work. Check out his per­sonal ac­count in our new col­umn, Ex­pres­sions (page 180), where we in­vite our read­ers to share their life sto­ries in hopes that it will ben­e­fit oth­ers who are fac­ing the same is­sue. Whether it’s overcoming road­blocks in our lives, learning from mis­takes, or even find­ing one’s ful­fil­ment —it’s our in­nate hu­man desire to know that we are living a life of sig­nif­i­cance, and at the same time we want to leave the world a lit­tle bet­ter than we found it. So if you have a per­sonal story worth shar­ing, please write me at el­iz­a­beth.soong@edi­presse­me­dia.com.

A PEEK BE­HIND THE SCENES A ten­der mo­ment caught be­tween the two love­birds, Tengku Sha­heera and Di­mash

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