Thursday, April 02, 2015

Happy Birthday Mak...


Today you would have been 67 years old. 

Since you've passed, many things have happened. Although, many what you've predicted came true, albeit I never imagined it would. 

You told me to watch out for people who will genuinely care for you and be there, supporting you morally and emotionally. For they are the same people who cared for you when you were down. I found one next door, same floor and another one a few blocks away. 

You told me to watch over the house and keep it safe. Many will come for monetary sake, and that will cost discord between relationships. How true. One came, and the whole world comes tumbling down. Every day I worry about this, if I am able to keep it up. In sha Allah.. I shall try. 

You told me to keep my head up high and don't work so hard. Instead think about my other worldly affairs. Slowly, and hopefully.. I am trying. 

There are many things you've said, which I always try to practise and do. Some days I forget, some days I remember a few, but not a day passed by without me missing you and think of you. 

Happy birthday Mom.. 

Semoga Mak digolongkan bersama orang-orang yang beriman, semoga Allah S.W.T mencucuri rahmat keatas roh Mak, semoga diampuni dosa-dosanya, diterima amal baiknya... Amin.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

OG 2015 Private Sale


So, my auntie brought me to attend OG 2015 Private Sale for the past 2 days. I'm not kidding. I actually hit Orchard Road before the sun even rise and join the super duper long queue. Again. I'm not kidding on the super duper long queue. But then again with a storewide of 20% and additional 10% for OG card members I was not surprised. 



It was so hilarious at how 'kiasu' Singaporeans are when it comes to sales. Everyone was prepped, so prepped that if we were to go to war, I know we are equally adept. Everyone brought bottled water, newspapers, umbrellas and even foldable chairs.

Geared in shoes and comfortable clothing, make up free, everyone was set to rush in once the doors open at 9.30am. Once the doors open, all hell breaks loose. I swear, it was a mad rush for everything. People running, grabbing, stealing, yelling, shrieks of "I saw it first!" could be heard across the halls. 

And I thought I was a professional shopaholic. 




Second round was less exhausting since this time my cousin Leha tagged along. Yes, with her broken leg. We designated her to be the person who would guard our hauls. My aunt even bought her neighbours so that we can grabbed more things. 




I decided to grab supplements as well as Manuka Honey since it is good for my lungs. I've been taking Manuka since my asthma and it has been working out well for me. I take a tablespoon with hot water and down it. I can't remember why, but I read that Manuka Honey is a good booster for your lungs especially when you're down with asthma and all. And at SGD$138, I was not passing it at all. :) I got 2 bottles so I can pass to my MIL one jar as well since she's not exactly strong, chest wise.

Second day was better. We were pretty front in line compared to the day before. But still, just look at the crazy long queue. LOOK! But would I go again for this kind of sale? Yes I would, it was really fun and exciting! Haha.. I mean sure, I stepped on many aunties' shoes, knocked over many, glared at random strangers for eyeing my bags. But yes, I would go again if my Cik Namah decides to bring me along. And next time, I am ready. Much more ready than this time. ;)


I am throwing a photo of me in my cousin's Leha dress. 15 years ago had you tell me that I can fit into her dress I would laugh it off, but guess what? #lookbelow 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hijabster Sunday - 16 March



And its true...

For a while now I've been wanting to do certain things, that include praying, reciting the Quran, learning to wear the 'hijab' and hopefully walk towards Him. I can't quite explain it, but for a while already I just can't seem to get it out of my head and heart.

There is a strong desire to know more about Islam, recognize the Arabic characters and learning how to pronounce. I even got more politically involved in the Palestine and Israel saga, flooding timelines with whatever information I have on Palestine and Gaza. There was an even bigger desire to stop drinking, which I have for almost a year already, I stopped working in F&B operations and just wanted to do administrative.

People said I'm weird, I just want more out of my life.

So every Sunday, I head to Darul Aqram for Beginner's in Islam Knowledge class. There I learn a bit about Islam and follow the lessons. I begin to start collecting hijabs and long sleeves, and on top of that I let go of my 20+ hot shorts.

Imagine my pleasantness when my BF, Sunati decides to join the class AND wear a hijab.



Masha Allah! Don't you think she looks stunning? I think she does. Extremely. I could not stop looking at her the whole afternoon. After class, we had to Tanjong Katong to get some pins and more head scarves for her and she decided to get an instant snood from Khadijah Online (Showroom at #03-51). Scarves are very affordable and at only $10-$20. I even got myself a red snood since I love the way this look on Sunati!


And when we went to my MIL's place, she had the following stocks for me to sell since I have been receiving so many enquiries on my headscarves! Haha... Well well well.. Something for me to practise my entrepreneur skills I reckon? ;) These are really quality scarves, all the way from Tasik, Indonesia and are made of jersey material so its cooling and perfect for the hot weather in Singapore!


So I hope you had a great weekend everyone! I know mine was a blessed one and I feel so grateful at the endless opportunities. Ya Allah, kau ringankan lah tugas aku dan suami aku. Mudahkanlah niat kami untuk belajar menjadi ummahmu.. Amin Amin ya Rabbal Alamin.. 

Happy Birthday Mak...


Today you would have been 67 years old. 

Since you've passed, many things have happened. Although, many what you've predicted came true, albeit I never imagined it would. 

You told me to watch out for people who will genuinely care for you and be there, supporting you morally and emotionally. For they are the same people who cared for you when you were down. I found one next door, same floor and another one a few blocks away. 

You told me to watch over the house and keep it safe. Many will come for monetary sake, and that will cost discord between relationships. How true. One came, and the whole world comes tumbling down. Every day I worry about this, if I am able to keep it up. In sha Allah.. I shall try. 

You told me to keep my head up high and don't work so hard. Instead think about my other worldly affairs. Slowly, and hopefully.. I am trying. 

There are many things you've said, which I always try to practise and do. Some days I forget, some days I remember a few, but not a day passed by without me missing you and think of you. 

Happy birthday Mom.. 

Semoga Mak digolongkan bersama orang-orang yang beriman, semoga Allah S.W.T mencucuri rahmat keatas roh Mak, semoga diampuni dosa-dosanya, diterima amal baiknya... Amin.

OG 2015 Private Sale


So, my auntie brought me to attend OG 2015 Private Sale for the past 2 days. I'm not kidding. I actually hit Orchard Road before the sun even rise and join the super duper long queue. Again. I'm not kidding on the super duper long queue. But then again with a storewide of 20% and additional 10% for OG card members I was not surprised. 



It was so hilarious at how 'kiasu' Singaporeans are when it comes to sales. Everyone was prepped, so prepped that if we were to go to war, I know we are equally adept. Everyone brought bottled water, newspapers, umbrellas and even foldable chairs.

Geared in shoes and comfortable clothing, make up free, everyone was set to rush in once the doors open at 9.30am. Once the doors open, all hell breaks loose. I swear, it was a mad rush for everything. People running, grabbing, stealing, yelling, shrieks of "I saw it first!" could be heard across the halls. 

And I thought I was a professional shopaholic. 




Second round was less exhausting since this time my cousin Leha tagged along. Yes, with her broken leg. We designated her to be the person who would guard our hauls. My aunt even bought her neighbours so that we can grabbed more things. 




I decided to grab supplements as well as Manuka Honey since it is good for my lungs. I've been taking Manuka since my asthma and it has been working out well for me. I take a tablespoon with hot water and down it. I can't remember why, but I read that Manuka Honey is a good booster for your lungs especially when you're down with asthma and all. And at SGD$138, I was not passing it at all. :) I got 2 bottles so I can pass to my MIL one jar as well since she's not exactly strong, chest wise.

Second day was better. We were pretty front in line compared to the day before. But still, just look at the crazy long queue. LOOK! But would I go again for this kind of sale? Yes I would, it was really fun and exciting! Haha.. I mean sure, I stepped on many aunties' shoes, knocked over many, glared at random strangers for eyeing my bags. But yes, I would go again if my Cik Namah decides to bring me along. And next time, I am ready. Much more ready than this time. ;)


I am throwing a photo of me in my cousin's Leha dress. 15 years ago had you tell me that I can fit into her dress I would laugh it off, but guess what? #lookbelow 

Hijabster Sunday - 16 March



And its true...

For a while now I've been wanting to do certain things, that include praying, reciting the Quran, learning to wear the 'hijab' and hopefully walk towards Him. I can't quite explain it, but for a while already I just can't seem to get it out of my head and heart.

There is a strong desire to know more about Islam, recognize the Arabic characters and learning how to pronounce. I even got more politically involved in the Palestine and Israel saga, flooding timelines with whatever information I have on Palestine and Gaza. There was an even bigger desire to stop drinking, which I have for almost a year already, I stopped working in F&B operations and just wanted to do administrative.

People said I'm weird, I just want more out of my life.

So every Sunday, I head to Darul Aqram for Beginner's in Islam Knowledge class. There I learn a bit about Islam and follow the lessons. I begin to start collecting hijabs and long sleeves, and on top of that I let go of my 20+ hot shorts.

Imagine my pleasantness when my BF, Sunati decides to join the class AND wear a hijab.



Masha Allah! Don't you think she looks stunning? I think she does. Extremely. I could not stop looking at her the whole afternoon. After class, we had to Tanjong Katong to get some pins and more head scarves for her and she decided to get an instant snood from Khadijah Online (Showroom at #03-51). Scarves are very affordable and at only $10-$20. I even got myself a red snood since I love the way this look on Sunati!


And when we went to my MIL's place, she had the following stocks for me to sell since I have been receiving so many enquiries on my headscarves! Haha... Well well well.. Something for me to practise my entrepreneur skills I reckon? ;) These are really quality scarves, all the way from Tasik, Indonesia and are made of jersey material so its cooling and perfect for the hot weather in Singapore!


So I hope you had a great weekend everyone! I know mine was a blessed one and I feel so grateful at the endless opportunities. Ya Allah, kau ringankan lah tugas aku dan suami aku. Mudahkanlah niat kami untuk belajar menjadi ummahmu.. Amin Amin ya Rabbal Alamin..