Random Rantings..

I stumbled upon the viral video “Hantaran 15K”

I have to agree that weddings are super expensive nowadays. I may be wrong but only mas kahwin is our right (mine was RM80!! Haha..) If both sides are spending about half of the cost, isn’t it more logical to lower down the hantaran to help ease the burden on your future husband? After all, you are gonna marry him anyway. If he is in debt, you are too! Married, remember?

I found two sides of the story. Not judging anyone. Whatever done is done.

One little note to my girls out there.. Getting married is not about the wedding. It’s about life after marriage. You will realise that your man loves you when he wakes you up for prayers. You will realise that your man loves you when he tells you to solat with him. And that is because what is more important is your afterlife.

Be independent.

And don’t always look for the right person. Be THE right person to find your right person.

I’m sorry if I ever hurt anyone..

Allah knows best.

XO

My New Addiction…

Unbelievable… and I’m not talking about handbags!!

For the past few months, 4 months to be exact, I have started to exercise regularly.. When I say regularly, I mean everyday… Sometimes twice a day when I have the time!! The only days I don’t work out is when I’m on call or I had too much exposure to gas at work that made me too sleepy. Hahaha.. The rest of the days.. I’m on!

What makes me change?

I’m under a lot of stress lately and my body mechanism when I’m stressed up is to shop and eat!! Hahahaha.. Sounds familiar? 😝

I will shop for clothes (because they are generally not as expensive as handbags and shoes..) and I will eat.. and since I eat so much, I have to shop for clothes again because I cannot fit into the clothes that I bought.. and the fact that I can’t fit into my new clothes makes me depressed even more… and it’s a vicious cycle!! It never ends!! 😔

Last November, after gaining so much weight, stressed up and my miscarriage.. I decided to change. I know I’m leading a unhealthy lifestyle and by the time I reach fourty.. I probably wouldn’t recognise myself..

So, I decided to change.. It was hard initially.. I was on fire literally for the first two weeks then the spirit went down. My body took time to adapt to my new routine. When I feel like giving up, I still dragged myself to the gym and just go for a brisk walk on the treadmill. Nothing hardcore on my bad gym day but at least I keep myself moving..

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After a while, I’m starting to see the results, the numbers on the scale is getting smaller and I can fit into most of my clothes 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 That what drives me!

Now after 4 months, it has become a routine for me to eat clean and exercise everyday, and I feel bad if I skipped a day! Never thought that day would come, eh? 😝

Check out my gym songs . No Beyonce, no sweat! Haha..

So, who has been a good girl sticking to your 2016 resolution so far?

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I have lost 10 kg in total *insert big round applause here*

Who run the world? Girls!!!

X

A Good Reminder!

Parenting 101

“The one who is shouting the loudest probably needs you the most, unless the other one is suspiciously silent. The child who is suspiciously silent is probably the one making the most mess!”

Found this quote online, definitely have to share with all of you. This is soon true.. especially the suspiciously-silent-child part. I learned my lessons!😉

XO

The Bags Under My Eyes..

Yesterday, my hubsy put up a picture of me and B together at my friend’s wedding on his FB page..

And I can’t help but notice some of the comments were about my eye bags… Hahaha.. Yes, I don’t get enough sleep. Not many of us have the privilege to sleep 8 hours everyday. In my case, 4 hours uninterrupted sleep is considered luxury! Haha..

So, whoever is able to sleep for 8 hours everyday, enjoy! Whoever doesn’t… Haha.. Nasib lah!😉

As far as I’m concerned..

*nak sedapkan hati*

XO

Marriage: A Good Advice

Last October 10th was our 3rd year wedding anniversary.
It still feels like yesterday when we just got married. I don’t know what happened, and suddenly we have these two kids running in the house!! Haha..
Good time really flies…
Personally, I love to read books or article about marriage. I would love to know how happy couple stays happy together. And recently, a good friend of mine sent me this good piece of advice.. and I want to share this with all of you. To me, this piece is beautifully written with heart filled with pure love and faith..
Marriage is a school where you get the certificate before you start. 
 
A school where you will never graduate. 
 
A school without a break or a free period. 
 
A school where no one is allowed to drop out. 
 
A school which you will have to attend every day of your life. 
 
A school where there is no sick leave or holidays. 
 
A school founded by the Almighty:
1. On the foundation of love, 
2. The walls made of trust,
3. The door made of acceptance, 
4. The windows made of understanding. 
5. The furniture made of blessings. 
6. The roof made of faith. 
 
Before you forget, you are just a student not the principal. The Almighty is the principal.
 
Even at times of a storm, don’t be unwise and run outside.
 
Remember this school is the safest place to be. 
 
Never go to sleep before completing your assignments for the day. 
 
Never forget the C-word, communicate, communicate, communicate with your classmate and with the Principal.
 
If you find something in your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate, remember your classmate is also just a student not a graduate. The Almighty is not finished with him/her yet, so take it as a challenge and work on it together. 
 
Do not forget to study, study, study the Noble Book (the main textbook in this school). 
 
Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way.
 
Sometimes you will feel like not attending class, yet you have to.
 
When tempted to quit find the courage and continue. 
 
Some tests and exams may be tough but remember the Principal knows how much you can bear. 
 
Still, it is one of the best schools on earth; joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day. 
 
Different subjects are offered in this school, yet love is the major subject. 
 
After all the years of being theoretical about it, now you have a chance to practice it. 
 
To be loved is a good thing, but to love is the greatest privilege of them all. 
 
Marriage is a place of love, so love your spouse but remember: “This class doesn’t involve a person who is not permitted into it”! If you invite your mother or father or your friends to this class,   or anyone who is not allowed to be there, you will fail the exam. 
 
It is you who should attend and it is you who will pass. 
 
Its your choice today:” build it or break it”. 
 
May the Almighty bless us all. Aameen..
XO
P/S: Pic was taken during our recent family photoshoot for Keluarga magazine, December Issue 2013. Credit to Miss Wany Idris.

A Little Thank You

I want to thank all of you for your kind messages and well wishes I get from this blog, to my email,  Twitter, Facebook and even Keek after our Romantika episodes last night. I’m sorry I can’t reply to each and everyone of you. Thank you again for your love and support. 

We love you too!!

XO

33 Years

Today, April 5, 2013 marked the 33rd year my parents were married. And yesterday was my mom’s birthday and this year is extra special. After more than 30 years of teaching, now she’s no more going to school!! (She’s a teacher, y’all) She’s officially a pensioner!! My dad is really happy he finally has my mom staying at home with him. I can see it from his eyes that he is genuinely happy about it. “Abah dah suruh maa berenti kerja laamer dah, finally pencen pun..” he told me yesterday.

I’m just plain happy for both of them.

Marriage is a lot of work..

Wedding is fun, honeymoon phase is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. but marriage is really a lot of work! You’re juggling your work, daily house chores, children and husband every single day. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re killing yourself slowly inside because you barely have time for yourself.

Whenever I see an old couple walking together holding hands, I really envy them. I want be like them. Even after soooo long, it’s still the same person they are walking with, same hand they are holding and they never get tired. Isn’t that sweet?

To me, marriage is about two people committed themselves to each other, sharing the same desire to spend their lifetime together, and willingness to be there for one another. In Al-Quran, it’s clearly stated “They are clothing for you and you’re clothing for them..” (Al-Baqarah, verse 187). Like our clothing that covers and protect our body, couples defend each other’s honour. They protect and enhance each other’s beauty while shielding that which must be hidden, according to Allah’s rules.

To maa and abah, Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary. May Allah granted Jannah to both of you. Thank you for being there for each other. Thank you for giving us, the children a good example of what marriage is all about. We love you both!

XOXO