Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“There’s much more to life when you’re free. And in time you will find all the answers. Don’t have to lose your pride, hold on to what’s inside.”


Good Day!

How are you lovely strangers, readers, bloggers?

So summer here has O F F I C I A L L Y started *insert happy dance here*

With the start of a beautiful summer also comes a GREAT LOAD of Apathy. Too lazy to go out, too lazy to work, too lazy to clean blah blah blah! I’ve decided to AVOID apathy at any cost, so I’m going to start on a project: RENOVATION AND DECORATION starring THE BEDROOM!

To be honest with you I have never actually decorated a bedroom before. I would just take what I got and live with it. My room used to literally be just a single bed, desk, drawer chest, praying mat, and a little mirror, but recently I got a proper DARK brown coloured furniture set, so I thought I would decorate my room to compliment it! And since I’m a newbie to this whole thing, I need IDEAS, so give me what you got…

  • Sophisticated
  • Funky
  • Dark
  • Light
  • Springy
  • Summery
  • Autumny
  • Old school
  • Revolutionary
  • Preppy
  • Abstract
  • Romantic [just kidding]

Just throw ‘em at me, I would love to hear them all!

Thanks for all your help, you lovely bloggers you!

Take care ;]

Yours Truly x

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A compliment. A wishful thought. Just for you…



“Nikah (marriage) is my Sunna. He who shuns my Sunna is not of me.”

- The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him)


Muslim couple


Ever seen a coin? It has two sides, and that’s the only thing that makes it complete. The only thing that gives it value. If you were to go to a shop, and pay with a single sided coin the shopkeeper would reject it would he not? What’s a tail without head?

Similarly, what is our future without our past? The present is made up of the past. The future will be made of the present. Our past experience, mistakes, and decisions made us who we are today. Everything we learn, experience, and decide today will make us who we are tomorrow, will it not? And what about  our goods and our bads? Our strengths and our weakness. One compliments the other, and in the bigger picture they all complete us as a whole.

It amazes me how Allah (swt) has created this world. Everything has a reason, a purpose and one thing appreciates the other. The best part of it all is that regardless of if we have a past to compliment the future, a good side with the bad, we are still incomplete until we find our second half. The soul mate. A partner that accepts our goods and our bads. Our past and our future. Our Strengths and our weaknesses, and loves us for who we are. And of course…complete the Big picture at the end. ;]



This one’s for you. Happy Wedding anniversary.


Yours Truly x

Friday, June 24, 2011

“And if tomorrow brings a lonely day, you know you can look back at the still frames of today”



A sea of royal blue gowns surrounds you as each wave gently flows down the red carpet one after the other. At every descending step on the red carpet you glance around to admire the millions of twinkling lights and proud smiles. The sound of the cheers land gently in your ears like the high notes of a symphony. You nervously walk behind stage stumbling over the tangled wires and cords connected to hundreds of tiny tube televisions around you. Each of those screens display the thousands of people with their flashing cameras and crystal breaking cheers. You catch a glimpse of the spotlight from behind the velvet black curtains. You see two bodies hugging, as the cheers get louder and louder. Two hands shake each other as the televisions zoom in to give full details of the two faces. For the slightest second you think of turning back but your feet seem to be frozen.The voice of the Master of Ceremony echoes in your ear, and at each thundering clap your heart skips a beat.

Something is missing.

You are approached by a small voice behind you, “Congratulations my dear. Here is your diploma.”, she says handing you a leathered navy blue book with your name gleaming on it in gold inscription. “Don’t forget to smile”, you hear the voice slightly fading as you take steps closer and closer to that spotlight. A shining circle of white light hovers over you as you stand there with a slight grin on your face, waiting for your name to be announced.

Another red carpet lies in front of you and you lift your head slightly to see a wise gentleman waiting on the other side of the carpet to congratulate you.That glimmering circle of light follows you as you proudly make your way to the end of the red carpet. You smile at him as you both stretch out your right hands at the same time. He embraces your hand and shakes it with a warm congratulation. “Here we are. Three years in the making and you have finally done it. Congratulations Ma’am”, his lips seem to speak. You can hardly hear his voice over the cheering crowd, so you simply exchange smiles and walk on ahead to the stairs leading you off the stage.

As your left foot approaches to take the first step down the stairs it is met with a pair of slick black dress shoes. You glance up to see a familiar face reaching out his curved arm, inviting you to put your hand through so he can escort you down the steps. The two of you walk down the five steps and as you reach the last step he whispers quietly into your ear, “Are you shocked to see me as your escort?”. “Well after seeing you in a lab coat dissecting eyeballs for three years, it is quite a different sight”, you whisper jokingly. With a slight chuckle he reaches his hand down into a box behind him and turns around holding a beautiful rose. “Congratulations my dear”, he hands you the rose.

With your blue leather book and the rose in your hand you make your way back up the red carpeted stairs to blend back in with the sea of royal blue gowns. There is a strange smile on your face as you watch the rest of your mates walk the stage, hovered by that same white light. You applause and scream with the rest of the crowd as the night prolongs, and each one of them has their proud moment under the spotlight.

Something is still missing.

 At the end of the ceremony when you slip out of your gown and walk into the ballroom, the whole scene around you changes. In every corner thee are bright lights, and gleaming decors of blue and silver. The juvenile boys and girls dressed ever so elegantly for the occasion. There is nothing but joyful tears and smiling faces all around you, but you don’t notice any of them. All your eyes can see is your family searching the room anxiously to find you. And when they do spot you…you’ve found what you were missing…

A perfect moment.
“A perfect moment is an experience with others when time stands still. It is a time full of the present, when the past is left behind and the future is set aside. It is a special time of focused attention and heightened awareness. Interruptions and distractions are consciously excluded. Cell phones are off. Hearts are wide open. All that matters is this moment—the people I am with and the conversation we are having now.”

-- O’Kelly


GRad hats


Yours Truly x

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

“It's on and poppin' And we ain't stoppin' Let's light up the night. Let’s light up the night”



Hi Bloggers and Readers,

How are all you lovely people doing in your corners of the world?

This is going to be another “drop-in-say-hi-and-leave-a-story-for them-to-ponder-upon-until-next-time” post.

I’m two weeks away from the Finals and so I won’t be back until they are over and out of the way. Also, I might be taking a flight straight to visit my Aunt and her kids who I refer to as my BABIEEES, after the last exam.They are about to have another baby sibling soon, so I am supposed to go there and take care of them while Aunty is in the hospital, so you may not hear from me till much later.

Having said that, I have another lovely story that I am going to leave you with. I was studying extremely hard and efficiently while browsing Facebook, ;] and came across this beautiful note! After reading this you will probably want to go do something nice for your Parents!

Enjoy and I will see you soooon insha’Allah! <3

Ps. A very warm welcome to the new followers. =]



PENCIL: I'm sorry

ERASER: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

PENCIL: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

ERASER: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

LESSON: Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad…However our parents are getting smaller and smaller each day…One day, all that we would be left with will be eraser shavings and memories of what we used to have.

Allah, Most Wise admonishes us: "Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: My Lord! Bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood."





Yours Truly x




Light up the night – Black Eyed Peas