Friday, August 14, 2015

The Khadijah's Way

May this be an inspiration to the ladies. Let's learn to do it 'The Khadijah's Way':


  1. Being a business woman and carrying yourself with such dignity that you are known in society as "Al-Tahera" the "pure".
  2. Being married twice and still confident, the love of an eternity being right around the corner.
  3. To give that brother who is a little bit younger a chance!
  4. Burying a child or two, or more, and having still a faith in God that doesn't waver.
  5. Allowing for your spouse to find his place in the world. The prophet used to leave for weeks on end to the cave of hira to worship, and then come back when his supplies ran out, and then would go right back. Yet we know nothing of khadijah being bothered by that.
  6. Recognizing good for what it is and being willing to follow it, irrespective of the crowd. She was the first to believe.
  7. Being well aware of the best qualities of your spouse and so in their greatest moment of self doubt you are there to reinforce them with words worth their weight in gold.
  8. Being a support system for a husband who went from having a bulletproof reputation in society to being a laughing stock. Encouraging him, supporting him, spending on him, believing in him.
  9. Being patient though harm that comes to you in the form of a life drastically altered; from living in luxury and wealth to having your last years of life spent enduring a boycott and exile. And still being down with the program. Thick and thin.
  10. To bring such serenity and comfort to a home that the description of her home in jannah becomes one which has no “noise and no exhaustion.”
  11. Being the best and raising the best. Two of the four greatest women of all time are from her house.
  12. Living a life that is so supportive, loving and giving that your name would be mentioned on his tongue for the rest of his life, not to be distracted by anyone.
Allah, Jibreel and the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. gave their salam to Khadijah. May Allah be pleased with our mother and allow us to visit her in a place with no noise and no exhaustion.

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 

The Khadijah's Way

May this be an inspiration to the ladies. Let's learn to do it 'The Khadijah's Way':


  1. Being a business woman and carrying yourself with such dignity that you are known in society as "Al-Tahera" the "pure".
  2. Being married twice and still confident, the love of an eternity being right around the corner.
  3. To give that brother who is a little bit younger a chance!
  4. Burying a child or two, or more, and having still a faith in God that doesn't waver.
  5. Allowing for your spouse to find his place in the world. The prophet used to leave for weeks on end to the cave of hira to worship, and then come back when his supplies ran out, and then would go right back. Yet we know nothing of khadijah being bothered by that.
  6. Recognizing good for what it is and being willing to follow it, irrespective of the crowd. She was the first to believe.
  7. Being well aware of the best qualities of your spouse and so in their greatest moment of self doubt you are there to reinforce them with words worth their weight in gold.
  8. Being a support system for a husband who went from having a bulletproof reputation in society to being a laughing stock. Encouraging him, supporting him, spending on him, believing in him.
  9. Being patient though harm that comes to you in the form of a life drastically altered; from living in luxury and wealth to having your last years of life spent enduring a boycott and exile. And still being down with the program. Thick and thin.
  10. To bring such serenity and comfort to a home that the description of her home in jannah becomes one which has no “noise and no exhaustion.”
  11. Being the best and raising the best. Two of the four greatest women of all time are from her house.
  12. Living a life that is so supportive, loving and giving that your name would be mentioned on his tongue for the rest of his life, not to be distracted by anyone.
Allah, Jibreel and the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. gave their salam to Khadijah. May Allah be pleased with our mother and allow us to visit her in a place with no noise and no exhaustion.

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