Friday, February 26, 2016

Fresh beginning

Bismillah.

Assalamualaikum,
Hi folks,
Hope it's not too late to wish you a blissful Friday. Jumaah Mubarak!

Just a quick one cos yours truly is busy preparing for a trip.
Hope to be able to share something fresh with yáll insha Allah.

Meantime, ponder on this:



And of course, tomorrow is a NEW day : )

Catch up soon.

As ever
-E-





Monday, February 22, 2016

The gift of silence

Bismillah.





We all know the value of silence.

On many occasions, silence is a lot sweeter than words. It frees you up from the chains of meaningless words and guard you from losing gold i.e. time.

I think people who are in their old age, those who are in their fifties and above especially, should be more calculative about their time - time spent on unnecessary speech or action. I pledge to be selfish and be very calculative about my time when I turn 50 insha Allah

This blog will be put to rest when we hit 1 million page views or when I reach 50, whichever is sooner. It will hit 700,000 clicks very soon.

I think even when we write we should be calculative and economize on words. That is a sign of maturity. When writing an email/letter to anyone on anything, be economical with words, that's what I have been taught. It reflects your attitude and professionalism.

I once received an email from a young woman who wrote to me out of unfounded suspicion and she had an emoticon like in every sentence! That's a distasteful writing style you know. And one need not use more than one exclamation mark. One is enough. That is if you have a polished punctuation mannerism. But of course it's your b_oo_y choice.
  
By the way, I am kinda flattered to know that there are a couple of young married women who are jealous of their husbands reading my ramblings and being in touch with me. And there are some older women in that category too. But hey, I pick my battles. I don't have to show up to every argument that I am invited to. LOL. Because time is precious. And these women, if I were them, I would rather spend time cleaning the house from flying cockroaches LOL.

Now, I shall be silent and stare at my lovely Tiffany amethyst ring : D

Alhamdulillahi hamdan yuwafi niámahu wa yukafi u mazidah


*** 
"In today's world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction."
From: http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mocking who? | A tribute to one iconic lady writer named Harper

Bismillah.

Am a little bird
hear me chirp my story
Know not how to sing my own
so I mock
that's the Divine Plan
that which I follow

If I could have my way
I would sing my own song
but all the melodies were all taken away
oh those other lyrical birdies
must I envy?

But hey
one Harper Lee makes me a celebrity!
it goes to show
stay true to who you are
even if all you do is copy
that's the role the Lord has for me

And hey
on a hit novel they say my name
kill me or not kill me
I am innocent as can be
for I merely hum the tunes of reality

Tonight, the kingdom of bird
listen to me
as I pay tribute to one writer
named Harper

And you man and woman out there
remember
justice knows no color


****

Harper Lee
(1926 - 2016)
Author of To Kill A Mockingbird, first published in 1960.
She died at 89.

"I knew I could never be happy
being anything
but a writer..."
- Harper Lee



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Open minded | Court the change

Bismillah.

Good evening folks,

I have been talking about fabulous Feb and to my surprise the month has responded rather fabulously.

That is why we must keep sending out positive vibes because everything has got energy, everything is alive, interacts and interconnects.

Because everything is on the move and constantly changing, we have to embrace change positively. Court it! Be open minded. And when the ballgame does not look right, just change court and get on with a new game plan.





If you want to sharpen your mind further [assuming you have a budget to reward yourself] try amethyst.

This purple gem, known as Gem of Fire, according to crystalvaults.com, "has the ability to expand the higher mind, and enhance your creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition and refines the thinking process. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success."

Sounds good eh?

Ahah, I'll show you my lovely purple gem someday ok. Until then, let's stay focused and keep planting the seeds of success.

Tata for now.

***

p/s
MB: 18 Feb is simply fab! Thank you!


Sunday, February 14, 2016

In love with the mind?

Bismillah.

May peace be upon you.

Finally I've got some time to write because my griller is broken. LOL. Yup, been cooking and entertaining so much, the griller gave up on me. They say the way to a person's heart is through the stomach.

But if you and I are one the same wavelength, then you too might agree with Shakespeare: 
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind." 

Needless to say, Shakespeare would be more attracted to his date's intelligence than her physical beauty or if she could cook Michelin-starred kinda meal. LOL.

Then again, we all have our own definition of love because at the end of the day, the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.

Ah yes, if I may half-quote Nayyirah Waheed, the author of Salt: 
"As a writer,
if someone falls in love with my work.
I know they have fallen in love
with my mind...."

: )

Have a pleasant and productive week, folks. Meantime, keep love in your heart.

Oh you single ladies out there, don't fret. Having a man in the house is not everything. No point being married for decades and having a man in your house, if you're not in his heart. Worse still, if his heart roams outside the house, even if the body is stationary inside. LOL.

"Look not for love that is enveloped in skin, for you would never find a formless substance imprisoned. Look for it in the air, perchance you shall convene, there." - Eza

Gosh, that's my lame attempt at trying to sound like Shakespeare.
LOL.


   

   Peace!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Patience | Rewards for patience

Bismillah.



"Indeed, Allah is with the patient." - Quran

Such a great reward for patience!
Should not waste it.

: )

Jumaah Mubarak, people.
WaSalamualaikum Warahmatullah
***


p/s
Thanks H for the wonderful posters on Exa Publishing FB. Keep up the good work!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Building blocks | Set yourself free

Bismillah.



Hi folks,

Alhamdulillahi hamdan yuwafi niámahu wa yukafi u mazidah

I looove this (above) poster crafted by my teammate. That's borrowed from Exa Publishing FB.

It's such a joy knowing that despite being small and crawling our way forward, there are people who secretly compete with us - Exa Publishing and Al Falah TV. It's funny though cos my teammates and I only compete with ourselves. And those people who are competing with us, they have got loads more resources than we do. I guess people are not only envious of what other people have in their hands and brains, people are also envious of other people's potentials. 

I think we have to get the principle right. It's straightforward. It's about having our own unique and correct intention. And then put in all the effort and work towards getting the job done. Toil is from us. Success is from Allah. I ask for success from Allah, you do your own asking. Allah is infinitely rich, therefore, no need to worry about sharing His big cake.

One critic said to me "You like to make enemy of people". LOL. Oh well, who needs negative people? Who needs a destructive or an untrustworthy business partner? Even in regards religion, Shaykh Ninowy told us: "Beware of spiritual ants." Moreover, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told us to look for and befriend "perfume-sellers" not "blacksmiths." 

Come on, you can't blame me for choosing what's best for myself and my companies. We are here to do good deeds to the best of our abilities. We don't have job vacancies for men who are "chained" by their wives. So we gotta move on without you man, sorry!

Set yourself free.
As we set ourselves free from mental blocks and keep building more blocks.

p/s
Mr Critic: Perhaps you desperately want to be close to me. LOL. I am ok as long as you have a written consent from your wife. LOL.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Interlude - Downtime after uptime

Bismillah.

Guess I had a tad too much fun in the pool the past few days. So, it's downtime after uptime.





I love this young lady's voice. Her name is Shilla Amzah. Thought you might like it too.
Thus, I leave you with a much better vocal treat than the one before ↑

LOL.





Until the next proper posting.
Take care everyone!
We'll never know when we'll run out of time.

p/s
Thanks Aunty S : )

Monday, February 8, 2016

Good vibes only | Happy Chinese New Year | Turquoise

Bismillah.

Hi folks,

Just a quick shout out to our Chinese friends:
Gong Xi Fa Cai

I guess regardless of race, everyone in Malaysia is letting their hair down and keeping their feet up this holiday.

Remember guys, no matter where you are, carry and spread good vibes only!

This new year, let's develop a good habit, try to drink on a daily basis, two liters of water, if not three. And eat plenty of fruits. But of course this Chinese New Year, we all eat plenty of oranges don't we?

Pray, may we have a "turquoise" year!
Turquoise means:
refreshing
feminine
calming
sophisticated
energy
wisdom
serenity
wholeness
creativity
emotional balance
good luck
spiritual grounding
friendship
love
joy
tranquility
patience
intuition 
and 
loyalty.

[Ref: www.bournecreative.com]  






We all love turquoise waters, don't we?
Turquoise snapback borrowed from my nephew.
Turquoise jewelry pouch to carry one's Tiffany ; ) 
KL Tower in turquoise yesterday.


Alhamdulillahi hamdan yuwafi niámahu wa yukafi u mazidah



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Today is going to be awesone

Bismillah.





Alhamdulillahi hamdan yuwafi niámahu wa yukafi u mazidah

Yes, today is going to be awesome : )
We should believe in that, play it on repeat in the mind and so it shall be bi-iznillah.

I am waiting for a shaykh to grace my crib and share some knowledge today. YaHuuu!

It's a long weekend in Malaysia as we celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Monday the 8th of fabulous February.

So I am just like many of you, busy grabbing the opportunity to spend the holidays beneficially.

I pray today will be awesome to you too. Ameen.


Post-Subuh in KL.
Don't forget to make sedekah Subuh.
KL Tower in pink as we embrace the Chinese Lunar New Year
May this new year be pinkish prosperous.
May we remain in the pink of health : )


If you are as fortunate as me to be living in the smack of KL city, you should be even more grateful now that we have got the best Burger Brother in town - The Aboo's Burger. It's love at first bite, I'm telling you. Because I am a Penangite, you've got to trust my taste ok.

The Aboo's Burger
Instagram: #aboosburger
The Aboo's Burger Menu
Aboo's Specialty Burger (RM8) is a MUST try!

And....for Penangites, for those of you KL people living in my neighborhood Kampung Baru and for those of you who love Nasi Kandar, guess who is the not-so-new kid on the block?

One of Penang's top Nasi Kandar Line Clear is now here in KL yáll! Yes, in Kampung Baru, KL.


Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Kampung Baru KL
Yup!

Alhamdulillah, eat of the good things Allah has provided for us, and be grateful to Him.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Book Insights with: Sallina Ismail








Bismillah.

Sister Sallina Ismail is author of seven books on esoteric knowledge and its relation to the quantum physics and cognitive sciences. She wrote all her books purely based on revelations, as a result of having consistently and intensively performed qiyamulail and zikir Asmaul Husna between 2 am to 4 am for months on end.

To be honest, I have not met anyone who is blessed with spiritual revelations as much as she has experienced and so willing to share matter of fact-ly, and very humble about it. Not like some people who arrogantly brag about Allah "showing me the truth" [as in their husband cheating on them] "because I often do  tahajud prayers." LOL. 

Sister Sallina is an enlightened soul. From her rather intimate sharing during an interview at Al Falah TV SOHO, I gather she is a lover of Allah who sleeps very little, eats very little, mingles very little, who spends long hours at night making prayers and zikir, passionately, while the majority of us prefer to sleep and snore in our super comfy beds.

Therefore, we need not be surprised that the Lord has blessed her with plenty of spiritual openings and that she is so calm and worry free.

In the video published on Al Falah TV YouTube channel, she gives an overview of her books which are thought provoking. 

I was fortunate to have met her and listened to her expounding how zikrullah works on the brain cells and why it is said that man is a macrocosm, that the universe is in fact within us!

***
Ask, and you shall be answered.
Knock and it shall be opened!

Ilahi anta maqsudi
wa ridhoka matlubi
a'tini mahabbataka
wa makrifataka


O Lord, You are my goal
and mercy from You is all I hope for
Grant me love and makrifah (gnosis) towards You


    

Monday, February 1, 2016

1st Feb 2016 | How do you know?

Bismillah.




How could I let 1st Feb passed me by without saying something about it, even if it's belated.

I don't know why, but Feb sounds promising. Feb sounds optimistic, it's like telling us, the one to come is better than the side we are used to. How do we know? Sometimes we just know! Don't we?

I have got a couple of things brewing this Feb-Brew-ary so I won't be so regular here.
In the meantime, let's try not to resist the changes that come our way cos it could be better than what we are used to.

WaSalamualaikum warahmatullah