Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Good 2013 ComeBack like Liverpool


I am back.after a year and a half of silence. 
I am currently cleaning up things, before I could really spend time to write again. Been very busy with studies (yes, I am currently in my 4th semester of M.Sc. Management in UUM), wedding preparation (InshaAllah, a proud-wife to be in a few months time) and working (there has been a lot of re-structurings going on within a year,but Alhamdulillah it has never been this exciting to join a new team with great and supportive bosses around me). And other small things in my long list.

So to start off my 2013 writings, today's post is rather random. And at the end of this post, you'll notice that my style of writing is a little bit different from the previous posts I have in this blog. 

Happy New Year
My new year started off last year November, 1 Muharram 1494H. Getting engaged with a guy that I've known for 7 years now. A very long story to tell. I think in few years time, I can picture myself as the female version of the narrator for the "How I Met Your Mother" series.haha. Okay that is me being funny. lame wanie, lame!
Sorry for those who did'nt get it. 
Anyway, I think it's not too late to wish Happy New Year to everyone who knows me. Like everyone else, I am also hoping for the best, apart from having my past resolutions being carried forward to this year.haha. 

Born-days
January 2013 has passed, not much stories to tell. Missed celebrating best friend's birthday this year.=( sorry eh, babe?rasa kta makin jauh pulak.=(  But I got to tell you, March is going to be an exciting month. A month of love. Mum's birthday, followed by fiance's then dad's. Memang a month of poket ku koyak.

Screw you Israel
It's sad also to know that our brothers and sisters in Gaza had again been attacked by the Israel army. Its also annoying to know that Obama kept on saying in medias that Israelis are entitled to defend themselves, hence the US' aid in funding the Iron Dome. But are they entitled to steal and terrorize even more of Palestine? The land have been stolen, Mr President, sir, and you knew it. Lets just pray and donate where necessary. That's the best that we can do. And I have, InshaAllah, decided to go a little bit extra by trying to start avoiding McD, one the most loyal supporter to the Israel army since forever, financially. Yes, some people may call it as just a seasonal boycott, shallow or whatever they want to call it. I am fine with it. I even have no issues walking a dear friend to buy McD's sundea, because to me boycotting is just my personal initiatives. Alhamdullillah, so far, I am surrounded by non-judgmental friends.=)

Insanity Test
In a journey back to kl last week. I quoted some interesting conversations I had with my brother.

Akak: Akak nak kurus. Nak kawen kene kurus. Nak Nak.
Adik: Hello? Senam pun malas. Ada hati nak kurus. Maybank bg facillities gym percuma. Pegi la. Nanti minggu depan adik bagi video insanity training. Nnti bila free adik dtg ajar teknik.

Yes. I cant wait to start doing this what you called, an insanity training/test. You can you-tube it to learn more about this activity.=)

Me and my brother rarely meet each other, as both of us are very busy with our own daily routines and stuffs. So, we normally decided to go back hometown together once in a while, because that's the only time where we can spend time together in the 2-hrs journey to just talk and catch up about things.

Akak: Nak blaja silat la. penting tau martial skrg ni.
Adik: Oh. ckp psl martial art, adik skrg masuk kelas Muay-Thai dgn Krav Maga utk subjek elective.Adik dah allocate sikit duit biasiswa nak join kelas ni.
Akak: Ha? Krama what?
Adik: Krav Maga. Israel punya martial art. Ala rilek. Nak kalahkan musuh, kena belajar kekuatan diorang.

So I have seen so many friends of mine born in November, having this distinct characteristics of  wanting and hunger for knowledge. These people are more practical and determine. I don't know, but I sometimes find all this astrology and months things having so much coincidences with almost everyone around me. Haha. Tapi jangan sampai jatuh syirik, Nau'zubillah.


So I guess that's all for now. Assalamualaikum and have a good weekend to everyone.=)


p.s: Adik if you even bother to read my blog, don't forget the insanity test that you've promised me.=D


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Look, whom she best endow'd she gave the more..

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Wow. Seriously. It has been 4 months since the last post of this blog.
Reading Shakespeare's Sonnet XI had actually triggered me to update this blog. Do not ask me why.=)
Well, so many things happen in the past 4 months. Lets recap:

June
I received surprise roses and a cake from my bestfriend. It was so sweet, it really made my day.=)



July

My high school friends Salimah & Nafis got married! Oh my God. They are such a good combination and are meant to be together.=))


My brother had an accident. His motorcycle bumped into this car. Alhamdulillah, he's recovering.


August
Bought a new sofa for my parents from my first bonus. Alhamdulillah. At least that was the best I could do for them. Putih also loves it.meow.

 Our raya celebration was as sweet and exciting as ever. 4 of us.=)


September

Gold price stikes!! haiyai yaii..=D


Among my closest friends in UKM, Syidah had made her first move. She's engaged. we're so happy for her. Wondered when is my turn? hmmm.=p



Well also other stuffs that I couldn't attached the pics here:

My cheap groupon trips with my office girls to A'Famosa Melaka.
Hayani's wedding
My first attempt making cheese tarts for Father's day.=p


Thats all I guess.=)

As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest
In one of thine, from that which thou departest;
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestowest
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty and increase:
Without this, folly, age and cold decay:
If all were minded so, the times should cease
And threescore year would make the world away.
Let those whom Nature hath not made for store,
Harsh featureless and rude, barrenly perish:
Look, whom she best endow'd she gave the more;
Which bounteous gift thou shouldst in bounty cherish:
  She carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby
  Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die.
 
william shakespeare: Sonnet XI 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Should or Shouldn't I?

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I am not a good decision maker. I doubt about so many things in life. Normally when I have to choose between 2 major things I WILL ALWAYS seek others' opinion. I am never good at making decision. Never. (well, accept when it comes to shopping, I am always sure of what I have choosed to buy.haha) As independent as I may look, deep down I am rather a confused girl. My mother said my future husband would have to bear with me because I make changes in every seconds of life and I am never going to stick to one stand! =(

This afternoon I had a team meeting together with the big boss. And suddenly they give me this big shocking news that I didn't know how to react to. Should I feel happy? sad? nervous? I just didn't know. This is a major life-changing decision that I have to make. Will it make progression to my career? Now, I have no clue. Does this shows that someone superior than my manager is seeing my potential? Maybe, 40% of me said yes. Am I ready and confident enough for it? My answer would be yes and no.

My line manager was a bit concern about this, so we had this 'peep talk', where she gave so many tips and she was quite open to me: she did pin points the areas that I need to improve on. I clarified everything to her, telling about my plan and seeking her honest opinion. It was a good talk, but in between the lines, I could see that she was quite upset about the news. So here you go..a typical me, feeling guilty and torn in between.

That was when I thought of performing Istikharah, hoping that everything I do, anything I have decided on, is for the better and is approved by Allah. I once read an article by Tok Guru Harun Din that this is something that a muslim should do constantly in daily life, not only when he/she has to make major choices. But being a human, especially a negligent person like me, Istikharah is not what I always have in practice.=(

Anyway, this is what I have found in youtube, where I would love to share with those who read this post and especially to those who have to make major life-changing decisions: whether to undertake a major project or not, whether to apply for a promotion or not, whether to change career or not, whether to invest in a certain company or not, whether to get married or not, whom to get married to, etc.


It is not necessary that you get a dream or even a “feeling.” Rather, the istikharah is a prayer that Allah guides you towards that which is best (khayr) for you. If you do the prayer of guidance (istikharah) with the proper manners, the most important of which is to truly consign the matter to Allah and suspend your own inclinations, then Allah will make events unfold in the direction that is the best for your worldly and next-worldly affairs.

In general, when it is not possible to perform the istikhara prayer itself (such as when one is out on the road, or in one’s menstrual period), it is recommended to simply read the dua itself. [Radd al-Muhtar]

Another video that I'd like to share in this post:


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Al- 'Alim

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Afif Razizul'iman

Raidhatul Afifah

These two pictures represent my tuition brother and sister. They're well behave and respect the elders, bravo to the mother who had tought them well when they're kids.;) Aren't they the cutest thing on earth??? (well, second cutest, the first one is my Putih).

Anyway, they're twins. Whenever I see twins, they'll always remind me of my mother. First, because my mom has a twin brother that looks exactly like her (duh!) and whenever my uncle is sad and sick, she'll somehow feel the pain too! Spooky right?.

Secondly, my mom once had a miscarriage of twins (two girls). Yes, Allah love my sisters so much that they 'went' first before we even had a chance to see them.='(  After my brother was born, doctor had decided that my mom had a very weak uterus and one of the ovaries had to be taken out from her. I think it was an ovarian teratoma or something, I am not quite sure until now. After my brother, my mother had been adviced not to give birth anymore. As sad as it sound, I believe that she is grateful to have us in her life.=)

It is still fresh in my mind, that particular night, I was awake at 12.30am to hear my mom's crying with blood on the sofa. My dad had just finished reciting Al-Quran (he always did that when I was little, everynight until I fell asleep) when the incident happened. I swear it was the scariest night, and I was traumatized for few months. Imagine how it had impacted my mother. My dad had to be strong for my mother. He was with us all along the way, giving support and lending his shoulder for my mom to cry on. Until another 'star' came into our lives 4 years after that, my one and only brother.=)

Allah The Knowledgeable; the One for Whom nothing is hidden from His Knowledge (Al-'Alim)

I honestly believe that people and their Iman can be improved, depending on the environment. In my case it is with whom I am mingling with in my daily lives. Those who are good, will give good impact to me..and those who are not, will bring this bad influence to me, which I am quite scared of. But Alhamdulillah, in my 24 years of life, I have met a lot of friends that had helped me spiritualy. And of course, there are times when I started to go far away from Him, without me realising it, that is when Allah helps me to discover friends that are again, can help and guide me back to the route that I should be on. People coming and going from our life, unexpectedly but the values stays deep within our hearts.

I also believe that our soul and body belongs to Allah, when the time comes, the body and soul will go back to Him. The sooner, the better. There will be times when we have to loose someone we love so much,it will be hard for some of us. Nothing is hidden from His knowledge. You will not be expecting also, another special one coming into your life.=)

This post is dedicated to a dear colleague, who had just lost her baby 2 months ago... I have been thinking of doing this post quite a while since the incident happened..I am not yet a mother, but as a woman, I am also sad for you.

Akak, "adanya kita di sini kerana ada yang telah pergi. Allah Maha Mengetahui"

Al-fatihah.

 

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