Monday, July 30, 2012

The morning chat



I gotta shock this morning as I was busy working in my room, suddenly I heard such loud sounds of the Black Naped Oriole outside the house. I quickly ran towards the window and saw about 4-5 of them on the banana trees having their morning chat....ahahaha.....I was just guessing about what they were doing. Only God knows what on earth were they saying to each other. First time for me to see so many of them at one time. Usually it's only 1 or two.

I managed to grab my camera and took a video of them. Pretty difficult to do it because I had to do it while I'm inside the house. I can't go out and take videos of them because that would scare them and chase them away. So I had to be quick! Luckily I managed to get a shot of them before they flew off to another location. :)


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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Marhaban Ya Ramadhan


It is that time of the year again. Ramadhan is here. Marhaban Ya Ramadhan. Once again I am blessed to be given the opportunity to meet Ramadhan, alhamdulillah. I do believe that this will be one of the most memorable and sweetest Ramadhan I'll ever experience in a long long time. Why? Because this time I get to do something that I have been longing to do in Ramadhan. Something I've been dreaming about doing for years. It's like a dream come true now. But I can't tell you what it is....it's a secret hehehe.....:) But if you can guess what it is....then do let me know! LOL! :D (but I don't think you'll be able to guess it! haha!:D).

Ramadhan this year is special because it started on a Friday. So everyone started going to the mosque to do their Terawih prayers.....some who are not well enough to go, will just do the prayers at home. Ramadhan has always been special to me. Especially since I was born in this blessed month. Ramadhan is not just about fasting. It's more than that. Much much more. It's the time to give and give, the time to do good deeds to those who are less fortunate, the time for us to change for the better, the time to read the Quran as much as we can...and many more. The more good deeds we do, the more Allah will bless us... insyaAllah.

I hope I won't have any problems fasting this time around. Hope everything will be smooth, insyaAllah. Praying for good health throughout the month.

I would like to wish all Muslims around the world a very happy Ramadhan....may the blessings of Allah shower upon you....amin. <3





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Friday, July 20, 2012

Teeny weeny corn


Hehe! I never thought that the small corn tree would actually bear any corn! But as you can see, it did! LOL! It's so so so small! This corn tree is the smallest one we have out of the 5 corn tree my Mom planted in her garden. All of them are bearing corn now but not sure yet if the corns are any good to eat....will have to wait and see the results soon. It will take some more time to grow, not really sure how long that will take. Wait patiently I shall... :D



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Orange flavoured ais krim Malaysia


Haven't had this ais krim Malaysia in years!!! I don't know what came over me the other day I just had to make them. Especially during this hot weather, this kinda ice sticks is the best! Loved eating these type of ice sticks when I was younger....it is cheap, easy to make and yummy!

You can make them in any flavour you like and I decided to make orange flavoured ones since I had those oranges available at home. Cut them up and just insert them inside the plastic casings and pour in the orange juice inside it. 

Place them in the freezer and after a several hours, the orange flavoured juice inside the casing will hardened and is ready to be eaten! Yummy!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bird watching again


I think by now a lot of people who have been following my blog would know how much I love to watch the variety of birds outside my window. There is one particular bird that has been playing with the rain water that we kept in buckets outside the house. It's been doing this for the past 2-3 days now. I just couldn't help myself and took a video of it in action :).


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It is not the end.....

Finally it's all over. YES!!! 3 months was all it took to learn the basics of reading the Quran using the Al-Baghdadi technique. But I still feel that I need to practice more for the next one month before I continue the next level with another 3 months course with the Al-Baghdadi team. 

Felt kinda awkward to say goodbye to the team last night after we finished our class. I miss them already!! :( I guess I didn't want to say goodbye and I simply just didn't know how to do it either.....wish I knew the right thing to say in such situation :(. I am never good at saying goodbyes......I can be such a weirdo sometimes haha.... . After all, we will be seeing each other again in a month's time, insyaAllah.....God willing if all is well, then we will continue our class again after Eidul Fitri. 

I wish we could have taken photos of the whole group to commemorate our 3 months course together. But I knew they wouldn't be comfortable doing so. Too bad coz they are all so shy.... :(. 

I really have to make sure that I practice reading using that technique a lot during the fasting month. One things is for sure.....this is not the end of the lesson....it's only the beginning of a beautiful bond with the Quran ;).



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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mourning


Mourning over the death of a loved one....................................it just died this morning......not sure what was the cause. No post mortem was done either to find the cause of death. :(


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All plucked


Looks like this year our rambutan trees did not bear that much fruit as last year's but even so there were plenty to give away and eat for ourselves. It's always like that....but there was one year when there weren't any fruit at all from any of the rambutan trees. That was when there was a big flood here in Alor Setar. The flood totally messed the trees up.....but fortunately the trees survived it :). 

We managed to pluck all the rambutans for the second time from the trees yesterday....not much left from the first pluck.....usually we had to pluck them at least 4-5 times/rounds but since there weren't much of them on the trees, it takes less time to pluck them all.

I just don't have the energy to do this anymore.......this year, I didn't pluck any rambutans from the trees at all. Thanks to our weekly help that comes over, she managed to pluck all of them for us. Thank God for her....otherwise, the rambutans would still be on the trees. >.<


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Monday, July 9, 2012

Ya Nabi Salam Alayka - Maher Zain

    


I'm just so in love with this song.....one of my favourites from Maher Zain.....my heart is filled with so much joy every time I listen to this song. It's just so beautiful.....Subahanallah... <3

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Quotes

I'm loving all these quotes that I got today from Twitter <3 <3 <3

"If People say something bad about You, Judge You as if they know You, don't easily get effected. Remember this, Dogs bark if they don't know the person".

"A true confident and Discipline Person leaves no room for Jealousy. Because when You work hard, Positively to be Great, You got No time to Hate".

"ALLAH Gives, ALLAH Forgive... Men Gets, and Men Forget." Remember, Always be Grateful and remain Humble".



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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kasih Dunia Bahagia Akhirat


Alhamdulillah...alhamdulillah...alhamdulillah.....what a beautiful day it has been indeed. Truly inspiring day  too since morning till late in the evening. I feel really grateful for the things I've learned today. Especially what I've learned from attending the talk by Dato Dr. Fatma Al Zahra this afternoon. 

I missed the opportunity to attend her talk last year but alhamdulillah this year I made it! Although I almost changed my mind at the very last minute but I'm glad I went....it was truly worth it. I went there with my Mom and her friends. I took the day off....which is quite rare for me to do since I'm a workaholic but I knew I cannot miss this wonderful opportunity again. I must attend it no matter what. And so I did. 

This is my first time listening to her talk, live. I've listened to her talk many times before on TV, and I really adore her. All the things she mentioned in her talk really went straight to my heart. Her advice was something that I really needed to hear right now, really relevant and I feel so happy about that. It was just what I needed to hear. Alhamdulillah, she gave a lot of tips on how to achieve happiness on earth and the hereafter. I felt really fortunate and blessed to get that knowledge from her even though in such a short period of time. The 3 hours talk felt like just 30 minutes.....time flew so fast when you are enjoying the talk so much. I wish she would go on and on and on some more with the talk but of course that's not possible :(.

Hopefully someday I'll get this opportunity again to attend another talk from her....insyaAllah... :) 


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Friday, July 6, 2012

Always remember.....


I have to always remember this.......

People will always try to talk about us......they'll find a way to do so sometimes no matter what. But we have to always remember that they can't hurt us unless we let them. Why let people who are so insignificant to hurt us over and over again. Why must we accept all that. Just ignore all of it....because they are so insignificant.

Life is so short and can sometimes be so unpredictable, so we must not waste our precious time on the people that don't matter. Prioritise our time on our loved ones and the things we love doing. There is so much love to give and so many things we can do to make a difference in this world. We have to always stay positive too. Remember to always keep our heads up, stay strong, smile, and move forward. Believe that Allah is always there for us.......Always.......... :) 

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wet garden


The garden is soaking wet yet again, 2 days in a row. My Mom is very happy about this because this only means that she doesn't have to water the plants and therefore can relax hehe. It's been raining since 4.00 AM today and I'm loving it because this makes fasting easy for me, insyaAllah. Hopefully I will be ok throughout the day. The cool weather is a great help, believe you me. ^.^ Loving it!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Blissful rain


I wish you can feel what I'm feeling now. The weather today is so beautiful.....it's been raining since morning and all the trees in the garden has been bathed from top to bottom with the cold water that fell from the sky. It's so lovely each time it rains in the morning.... as the morning air gets even more refreshing than usual. ^.^ Bliss!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Corn tree


See how small our corn tree is??? Not even one feet tall. Super small and yet the flower has already come out at an early stage. I wonder how small the corn will be. LOL! :D


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Sunday, July 1, 2012

July the first

Oh gosh....what have I done? I've neglected this blog to the max.....once I start to neglect, I can't seem to stop can I??  It's bad....very bad.

I'm starting to think that this is not something I can do everyday. Unless it's a  private blog. Then I think I won't have any problem writing whatever I want. The problem now is that it's not. It's public. There are things I wish I could write here but it might hurt some people's feelings even though I never meant to.......people tend to translate whatever I write differently sometimes from how I see it....so it's kinda dangerous to simply write without caution. 

I was thinking of doing this project in another way which is by posting a photo a day instead. That would be interesting. But then the photo itself has to be interesting wouldn't it? Haha! It's another challenge for me. Oh well.....gotta give it a try at least....who knows that might just save this project! LOL! :D

Another new month to celebrate life.......I wish all the best things to keep coming my way this month....hopefully I will be more productive, making better choices, feeling better than ever and being surrounded with all the positive people around me who keeps me smiling all day. No more negative people who loves to bring me down. Taking in the good and throwing all the bad ones out of my life. Yay!! ;) 



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