Jul 23, 2014

Raya Datang Lagi!

Assalamualaikum & Ramadhan kareem day 25 everyone!

Final working week here in the office before Raya & I've been busy with a lot of things. Pheww! Anyway, how's your Raya preparation people? Langsir & cat rumah dah tukar belum? I haven't bought my tudung raya yet. Baju raya pun masih belum siap actually. Masihkah ada sinar harapan untukku? T_T

But worry not because the tailor is the Mother! Pheww!

  • Bazar Ramadhan at Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV, K. Bharu. Walaupun almost everyday lalu area sini pergi & balik from work, so far baru 2 kali menjejakkan kaki. Bukan pasai tak minat but I know there's a high possibility that the Mother & Sister would disapprove of my choice of lauk-pauk. Tapi ada 1 gerai ni jual sambal belacan yang cry me a river pedasnya. I miss youuu! T_T
  • Kaki mungil vulu-vulu Abam Boboy. Kemainnnn! Goreng tepung pun sodap ni! And look at that terkoyak alas meja. I don't know who we should blame on
  • The wisdom tooth pain is making its come back. I should really contact my friend & set an appointment at her clinic after Raya. Not funny wisdom teeth, not funny at all. It's been 6 years, you know? I've been so patient with you T_T
  • Bazar Ramadhan at Pasir Tumboh, one of bazars that I often visited since I was still a kid. Nothing much has changed though but makanan-makanan kat sana boleh tahan sedap & murah. And oh, there's one stall jual nasi kerabu sedap, approved by the Mother. Adalah penting untuk highlight 'approved by the Mother' sebab beliau berehi bena nasi kerabu, meh-meh Ratu Nasi Kerabu doh niii! Anyway, ada orang manipulate nama nasi kerabu jadi 'Rice To Wednesday', Ustaz Azhar Idrus if I'm not mistaken. Hahahah! Diharap beliau tak murka jikalau berita tentang ini sampai ke pengetahuan beliau
  • With the nephew, Umar yang obviously doesn't fast walaupun selalu bangun & jadi tukang sibuk during sahur. At 9 months, his latest weight is 9.6 kg. Berat dah nak sama dengan sekampit beras cap Bernas 10kg
  • I realized that I don't have any sampul duit raya to be given to kids! Sayang pulak nak guna sampul Victoria's Secret akibat cantik sangat. Tambahan pula dengan pergolakan yang berlaku di Gaza, nanti tak pasal-pasal orang bash cakap mek support Zionist Laknatullah pula. Thinking of making my own sampuls using kertaih pembalut hadiah. Gigih nauuu walaupun pada hakikatnya, landing dalam bilik sambil reply whatssap adalah lebih masyuk dari buat sampul

Jul 20, 2014

The Engagement : The DIY Mini Dais

I always love the DIY projects & I considered myself lucky that the Father is a handyman while the Mother has the creative touch. So, when we started discussing about the engagement preparation & all immediately after the Merisik on 23/03/2014, I made my proposal to have my own DIY mini dais

You may read about it here

Well, except that I didn't have much time (or rather tangan tak berseni) to get myself involved 100% in the making of. So, the Parents earned all the credits though

Alhamdulillah, we didn't spend much on the mini dais since we already had almost everything needed;
  • The Cleopatra seat
  • The Moroccan inspired pillows (the Mother bought the sheets from Mekah)
  • The backdrop (extra kain lebih from the curtain)
  • The yellow bling-bling thingy hung with the backdrop curtain
  •  The small square thingy with some purple flowers on it at the centre of the backdrop (it is actually the Sister's penutup bekas hantaran during her wedding way back in 2008. It was the Mother's idea. Hehe!)
  • The red carpet
  • The home chandelier to give that yellow lighting effect

We (I mean, the Mother & the Sister. Ahem!) only spent some money on;
  •  The 2 vases of flowers on the right & left sides of the Cleopatra seat. Bought the vase, flowers & the stands from WS Handricaft, K.Bharu & asked them to gubah for us. Couldn't remember how much we paid for them but the bungas tu boleh recycle untuk raya as well
  • The hanging bunga (?) to compliment the backdrop which we also bought the same shop

The making of

Oh btw, the mini dais was set up at the area where the dining table is usually at

It took the Parents about a month to get it done sebab buat sikit-sikit bila ada free time & juggling between daily chores + looking after my nephew, Umar while the Sister was at work. It may look simple but a simple engagement mini dais was all I wanted ab initio

So, tqvm Ma & Abah! I'm forever debtful. Alhamdulillah

Read the other related posts:
  • The Engagement Ceremony
  • The Rings
  • The Dress
  • The Hantarans
  • The Food, Doorgifts & Such

Jul 19, 2014

MH 17: Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With You

Statement by Prime Minister Najib Razak:
Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (18 July 2014)

Yesterday evening, I was informed of the terrible and deeply shocking news that a Malaysia Airlines jet went down in eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the jet was Malaysia Airlines flight 17, which was on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

The flight departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm, local time. It was scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 6.10 am, local, Malaysian time.

The aircraft was a Boeing 777-200.

The aircraft’s flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

And International Air Transportation Association has stated that the airspace the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions.

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the aircraft did not make a distress call.

The flight was carrying a total number of 295 people – comprising 280 passengers and 15 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is in the process of notifying the next-of-kin of the passengers and crew. All possible care will be provided to the next-of-kin.

The Government of Malaysia is dispatching a special flight to Kiev, carrying a Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team, as well as a medical team.

According to information provided by Kiev Air Traffic Control, the location of the plane’s emergency locator beacon is 48 degrees 7 minutes and 23 seconds North; and 38 degrees 31 minutes and 33 seconds East.

The Ukrainian authorities believe that the plane was shot down.

At this early stage, however, Malaysia is unable to verify the cause of this tragedy.

But we must – and we will – find out precisely what happened to this flight.

No stone can be left unturned.

If it transpires that the plane was indeed shot down, we insist that the perpetrators must swiftly be brought to justice.

Emergency operations centres have been established. In the last few hours, Malaysian officials have been in constant contact with their counterparts in Ukraine and elsewhere.

And I will be speaking to a number of world leaders over the coming hours.

I have had several conversations with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

I have also spoken to the President of Ukraine. He has pledged that there will be a full, thorough and independent investigation, and Malaysian officials will be invited to take part. 

The Ukrainian president also confirmed that his government will negotiate with rebels in the east of the country, in order to establish a humanitarian corridor to the crash site.

Just now, I received a call from President Obama.

He and I both agreed that the investigation must not be hindered in anyway.

An international team must have full access to the crash site.

And no one should interfere with the area, or move any debris, including the black box.

This is a tragic day, in what has already been a tragic year, for Malaysia.

As we work to understand what happened, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those onboard the flight.

I cannot imagine what they must be going through at this painful time.

The flight’s passengers and crew came from many different countries.

But today, regardless of nationality, we are all united in grief.

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‘Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and good as trial; and to Us you will be returned’ - (Surah al-Anbiyaa 21:35)

My deepest condolences to the families & friends of MH17 crews & passengers & al-fatihah to the Muslim victims on-board. It's so sad reading some of the stories from their families & friends about them semangat nak balik raya. I think, one of the saddest stories is about 1 family yang excited balik Malaysia for good after 3 years living in Kazakhstan. You might want to view the wife/mother's Fb where she uploaded a picture of the family's luggage taken at the airport before they board the plane

Allahurabbi, I'm lost for words. It hurts me so much whenever I think about them :'( 

You may read more about the news & updates on MH 17 at these following websites;

Jul 17, 2014

Pray For Gaza

"Never underestimate the power of Dua with conviction. 
You may change what you may have thought impossible to change" 
 - Sheikh Abdul Jabbar

Assalamualaikum & salam Ramadhan day 19

I've been keeping a few drafts to publish but my heart told me to keep them on hold. I feel so guilty to share about my so-called happy life while knowing that thousands of miles away, our dear brother & sisters in Gaza are suffering 

Every minute, every hour & everyday, their lives are at stake

And I believe that I'm not the only person who cried while browsing through pictures of Gaza on Instagram & reading news shared on Fb. So many heart-breaking images & videos. Allahurabbi :'(

Anyway, here is a Fb status by Mohammed Zeyara, a medical student who was born in Canada but raised in Gaza. Please follow him on Fb or Twitter for more updates on Gaza

Other than making a lot of dua, donation is utterly appreciated & welcome. Tak banyak tak apa, asalkan ikhlas & who knows that this will be the deed that would bring us to Jannah? InsyaAllah

Taken from Aman Palestin's Fb

Jul 13, 2014


Assalamualaikum & happy Ramadhan day 15! Alhamdulillah

Honestly, I'm not a fan of Ramadhan buffet simply because I find it leceh to eat cepat-cepat sebab nak kejar solat Maghrib. Makan pun tak puas & kenyang walhal bayar mahal

Instead, I prefer to have my buka meals served on my table without having to queue scooping the food onto my plates. Boleh borak-borak with the family/friends while waiting for azan Maghrib sambil selfie. Anyone with me? Hehe!

Anyhow, had a chance to have iftorrrr with my friend, Diha last Friday. Dah nama tak suka buffet, so we opted for something simple, fast but worth the money & perut pun 'Like' yakni ......


Lols! So hip ayte? I know! Ada tak suara-suara sumbang yang kedengangarn berkata "Iftorrrr kat Kenny Rogers Roasters pun nak blog jugak ke?"

Eh, haruslah! Bukan everyday mek iftorrrr kat luar bersama kawan (-kawan) & bukan every year mek makan kat restaurant ni. The first & last time was in 2011 kot? Lols!

Had an iftorrrr with the Parents at this one restaurant in Wakaf Che Yeh yesterday but no picture to share sebab hp was out of battery. Heh! But I'm looking forward for another iftorrrr session with Ira & Aliaa this week. InsyaAllah

Rindu zaman uni dulu iftorrrr ramai-ramai dengan kawan-kawan. Tapi bab heret kaki to bazar Ramadhan kat Dataran Cendekia, UiTM S.Alam after classes tu yang paling tak like. Rasa macam ada ketulan-ketulan batu yang berat kat kaki. Dah la penat, ramai orang pulak tu. Lambat sikit, lauk-lauk ada ape jeeee. Memang feeling-feeling dendang perantau sangat masa tu T_T

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