Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An "A" | Going for it


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.
Here I am, O Allah, thank you for another day!
Grateful that it's Tuesday morning and yet I have the freedom of being at home to do what is most important for me - read and work on my MBA assignment.

I am not shy to admit that I am aiming for an "A" and an overall distinction because we are supposed to always aim for the best plus it would look good on my CV, to have another distinction. Bi-iznillah. So, God please HELP me! Ameen.

Alhamdulillah, I am glad to be sending out this message of gratefulness to the universe for everything that is going on in my life right now. Including a twisted wrist LOL.

I am grateful that I have discovered a good dietary supplement brand made in USA, a halal one, that I am consuming it regularly and I have also become an agent, Yass! So that, next time if people made a positive remark about my seemingly "youthful" look, I could preach to them on the importance of taking high-quality dietary supplements. LOL. Cos if you don't, you might end up carrying heavy eye-bags that look like they have been someone's punching bags for three decades - punctured and bruised. LOL. No, we don't want that, I mean let's try to avoid that bi-iznillah cos Allah is Beautiful and He loves Beauty.

More importantly, may Allah beautify our akhlak just as He has beautified our appearance. And may the beauty of our heart shines on our countenance.

It's Tuesday a.m.
God, help me with my studies, please!
And my niece H and nephew A,
we are all studying like mad LOL

Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad
wa ala ali Sayyidina Muhammad
sollatan tuwas si'u biha 'alainal arzak
wa tuhas sinu biha lanal akhlak
wa 'ala alihi wa sahbihi wasalim

[Salawat Tausi'ul Arzak]
In case you haven't memorized it yet.

Those nail colors are halal/breathable/water permeable, by the way.
A friend remarked: "With nail colors on, people might think you are forever having your menses and not praying" LOL. I said: "It's OK, God knows it's water permeable. I pray towards Him, it does not matter what the mortals think."

Friday, June 22, 2018

Right where we are


So...can I disagree with my doctor who directed me to put on a wristband for two months? Great Lord, Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal, praise be to Allah regardless of the circumstances we are in.

So...I missed my study-group meeting tonight. In fact, I kinda miss my project-groups, my classmates, my clan - Mac Lean. 'Virtue mine honor' that's our motto. We have got two more assignments to complete before the finals. Alas, I am not in my top form today. Every day counts.

But we are right where we are as destined by the Orchestrator. We cross path with whomever He wishes for us at the appointed time and not an hour sooner. But then again our souls are evergreen and for a soul to be warm with another soul in this realm it could only mean one thing, that it was already warm and cordial in the realm of the spirits. We were in the same ranks then, so we click pretty well now. Our souls are evergreen, I am convinced.

No matter the circumstances, pray: Oh Lord, keep me in Your loving "arms" for I know I am loved.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Apologetically me | Rambling unapologetically


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah to have arrived safely in my fave city - KL. Praise be to Allah for carrying us safely here and there.

Because this is my personal space I have always unapologetically posted things "as is". But today, this 'apologetically me' would like to apologize to someone for blocking him on our meeting channel. LOL... cos I am a girl and that's pretty common yeah!
[Please F... it's not that I disliked you ya. I think you know your "Dear Bud" somehow yeah!]

I have never done a public apology like this before, ever. But it's Syawal yeah...

And...I would like to clarify for some readers who have commented on my "fair skin". No, I am NOT as fair as I might have appeared in most of the photos. I might have appeared fair and attractive thanks to the lighting in situ and Samsung Note 8. LOL.

I am as tanned [read: exotic] as ever LOL. Pale\porcelain white has never been in trend by the way. LOL.

Sorry folks, I just gotta do this here. If truth be told I am exhausted from driving long-distance and I just needed to get this important message out and I needed to write from the heart.

Signing off as Ezza who wished she had more E.I (emotional intelligence).
: D

So here...my bare-faced photo. Trying to look/pretend to be innocent LOL.

  I missed my Penang home already : (

Post-Subuh this morning.
Gelugor, Penang.
Bismillahi tawakkaltu alallah wala hawla wala quwwata illah billah

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Eid-ing in Penang 2018 | Gelugor & Batu Feringghi


Just this...for now.
Eid-ing at my two homes in Penang.
May Allah grant us more marvelous bounties for we say our thanks to Him regularly.

"Second home" in Batu Feringghi.
Alhamdulillah. Let's proclaim the bounties of our Lord.

Delighted to put this seafood dish together especially for my young huffaz lovelies.
I mean it was my idea but my sister executed (cooked) it. LOL.

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Eid Mubarrak 1439 H | Raya 2018


If truth be told, this is a backdated posting cos I am flat tired recuperating from entertaining close to 200 kids who visited on the eve of Eid and on the first day of Eid. That I did not bother taking a proper Eid photo just like everyone else.

But hey... here's a relatively decent one (albeit sweaty lol) taken on the eve of Raya when we had our annual tradition of welcoming children and a young imam for tahmid and takbir recitals. Alhamdulillah for good times.

Here's wishing all my friends/readers old and new ones a merry Raya. Eid Mubarak!
Maaf zahir batin.
Taqabballallahu minna wa minkum taqabbal ya Kareem.

Will upload photos of my young guests.
This has become mandatory cos they insisted I showed them their Raya photos from the past years. Mannn! And kids say the darndest things.
Some funny questions they asked:
"What did you do to become so rich!?"
"Where do you work?"
"How long have you been working?"
"Are you a Boss?"

I just laughed off and said Ameen....
And this year I had to settle a small argument among them LOL.
God bless them - children!

And let's not forget those who are less fortunate, those who are going through a rough patch. Let's pray Allah Al Basith will expand His limitless bounties on them Ameen.

Best Wishes,

It's ok if one is too busy and had to skip wearing lipliner or mascara whatever...LOL as long as she wears the sweetest smile ok?
: )

Listening to Aishah's Raya songs on repeat.
"...sekadar doa mengiring diri
setitik cahaya untuk meniti
pedoman buat di hari muka
moga ketenangan teman nan setia..."

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Quran moment | The best of days and nights


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah for the best days of our lives - the days when we are with the Quran.

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah for each and every time the Ever Generous Lord grant us the satisfaction of that intimate Quran moment, only we know.
They say, he who tastes, knows.

May, by the light of Quran, by our commitment and attachment to the Holy Book, may Allah have mercy on us and grant us the joy of the best of nights. Amin. 

May Allah make our hearts attached to the Quran.
May Allah make us conscious of our nearness to Him through that which comes from Him, 
to that which is qadim.

In conjunction with this blessed period of Ramadan,
I seek forgiveness for any shortcomings on my part.
Catch up again on Eid, 
In Sha Allah.