Tuesday, September 29, 2009

As the saying goes , Health is Wealth.

As a parent volunteer in my daughter's school , im given the "benefit" of having health screening provided by the school. It is actually meant for thier staff/teachers for Free but parent volunteers like myself , paid a minimal of only $8. I was supposed to fast 8 hours before hand , and so, this morning i went for the check up, at the school's Thinker's Lodge .

The nurse checked my height and weight for the BMI . I tink im slightly overweight now, all thanks to the ketupats , lontongs , rendangs and what have yous . I had my blood pressure checked ..... it's a OK. They took 3 small tubes of my blood...... i figured it's to diagnose the cholestrol and diabetes . The results will be send to the school 21 days later . Geez, now im kinda worried .

Apart from that , my tafsir class is resuming back this Friday ..... and my other dhuha classes will resume next week. Seriously, i sooooo in need of these classes (again) ... after Ramadhan is gone, im so slacken. Hubby feels it too...... i tink he misses his teraweeh .

Now, i need to cook macaroni for lunch .......... and oh ! ive been munching and nibbling the cookies and kerepeks , especially the pineapple tarts .! My bad , how to loose weight like that ......... my gear is soooo mendak ....... gotta push my heavy-lazy-self to start going to the gym and do my brisk walk again !

Monday, September 28, 2009

Im really happy to meet up with cousins , aunties and other extended relatives during this Eid season.

Saturday, was spent going around visiting my mom side of the family . By only the fourth house (out of the 8 or izzit 9? ) , im all soooo full and bloated. Drank too much gassy drinks and ate tooooooooo much. Almost every houses there's food served..i figured, i gain 2 -3kg on that day alone ! OK, sooo i couldnt resist , the food is tooo tempting . I tried with just few pieces of ketupat , a small scoop of sambal goreng , add a piece of ayam masak merah and a small serving of rendang.......i ate and ate ... simply too yummy !!

Sunday, together with my parents , we went to my dad's side of the family. Most of my dad's side are older people........ let's just say 70yo and above. Im not so close to my dad's side , but i make a point to visit them , on every Eid . The second house, a 70yo uncle , a survivor...went thru many major ops , having cancerious tumor in his liver + other illness . He showed us the stitches on his tummy and the still plastered area around the left side of his pancreas (hope i get tis right) . His wife is his sole motivator ... he claimed.
The last house we went , left an impact for my hubby and myself. It was an eyeopener ........ more on touching the heart. This aunt and uncle , 77 yo and 87 yo respectively , live on their own ... and when we talked to them , it really shows their spirit of love towards each other and what life is all about. Amazing !

Im almost done with the visiting........ im fasting today and hope to complete by next week.,Insya allah.

So, how's your Eid ? :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Some of Eid random pictures ..............


Will try to update more , later ..........

Friday, September 18, 2009

As much as the preparations for Eid is concern , i have always done it moderately.
No fancy curtains or new sofa set to boast.
It's just simple. Neat . Clean .

Im a little dissappointed, for not be able to complete my Quran reading for Ramadhan.
Im still far behind...... this morning, i managed to read only half of Surah Hajj .....reading still in process ........Insya allah.

Last nite, i went teraweeh with hubby , minus the kids, as they have school work to complete.
The teraweeh ended earlier than usual, cos ,the Imam read shorter surahs , as compared to those earlier teraweeh. The ladies were decreasing in numbers , only 3 safs. Amongst those who were there , i saw a lady , she was kinda "struggling" to pray ...... i wondered why, then i realised, she has only one complete leg...... the other was amputated. Masya allah.

Today , till the morning of Eid , we plan to go the mosque, tis time, the kids will tag along.
Plan to have iftar at the mosque on the eve .... pray and join the takbir. Insya allah.
Takbir = Emotional . :(

Let's pause a little of our time ......

as much as we are welcoming Syawal , let's not forget that Ramadhan is bidding us farewell soon.
We are not sure if we'll ever meet Ramadhan again.........
There's a few things that happend during Ramadhan ........ but i managed to do what i shld. Alhamdulillah.

Syawal tis year, will not be the same like the previous years for my family , especially my parents ........ my mom in particular .

May Allah strengthen our Iman and Taqwa and lead us to the Right path. Ameen.

PS: I would like to take tis opportunity to seek forgiveness, if in any
event that i have hurt anyone intentionally or unintentionally in my writing or in words.

May Allah forgive us. ameen

Eid Mubarrak to everyone !

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just an update from my buzzzy schedules...

Yesterday , was my 15th years wedding anniversary.
In a very unromantic situation , i or rather we (hubby n me) only realised it only around 11am , in the middle of Tanjong Katong carpark (we were there to look for carpet la) , when i started to tear the parking coupon.. hahaha

And then .... the day was just normal ........... how interesting ,eh .

On the other hand , i have to throw away the whole batch of macaroons that i made the other day, cos, it didnt turn out well . I figured , i didnt whisked the egg white stiffed enuf and therefore, the macaroons turned out to be still-very-wet even after baking ...... duuuhhh @!!

Im running late in the spring cleaning marathon.
My house condition is still an eye-sore.
Anyhoowww , ive completed folding all the laundry yesterday , which has been sitting on my reading corner sofa , since last week. Yayyy me !

Today , my hook or by crook , i have to do vacuumming , mopping and start decorating the house bit by bit .
Ifffff im hardworking enuf , i might want to iron the baju raya (clothing for Eid) .

But, first , i have to lift my fat butt outta here !

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kampung Siglap Mosque is the mosque for our taraweeh this year , and its been our nightly trip , since it's the school holidays.

Last nite, as usual, my family and i were there, and after the isyak prayer, the Imam announced to the jemaah, that the mosque is having a special invited Qari fm Mesir who will be reciting a certain versus of the Quran ( i couldnt remember which verse) , before we start our taraweeh.

All the jemaah were silent. I got myself a piece of tissue paper , cos, i know im gonna teared. Teared i did. It was sooo beautifully recited and just pierced thru my heart. I couldnt help it.
I knew most of the ladies jemaah cried too..not sure abt the men thou.

Alhamdulillah, when few days back the ladies' prayer hall was filled with less jemaah , i could now see , many are are coming back . Later, I saw a family brought pillows for their kids...probably preparing or staying on for Qiamullai .

I was at Geylang yesterday afnn, there's lots of things to see actually , but time was not on my side . I managed to get few stuff ...then, I went to the chicken rice stall and ordered two packets for the kids iftar...not so surprising thou, i saw what im sad to see and say it here..(some of u may know what i mean) .

May Allah guide us to the right path, insya allah. ameen.

Ramadhan is nearing to an end....what have i done so far ?
I dont think i have done enough. :(

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time to immerse myself into the sense and feeling of calmness in the middle of the nite.
Insya allah.

" Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'aan) down in the Night of Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (i.e. Gabriel) by Allaah's Permission with all Decrees, Peace! until the appearance of dawn." (Al-Qadr 97: 1-5)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ive been sooo tight up with few things......but still they are manageable , cos , i didnt want stress myself up with those nitty gritty matters.

Now that Ramadhan is nearer to an end , i want to focus more on my ibadah .

Masya allah, how amazing are........prayers and doa(s) . The sister that i mentioned in my much earlier post , who was having problem with her husband (supposedly slept with the ex maid), has somehow calmed down .

I was soo happy to received her call the other day. Her voice / tone sounded so much different than the time when she was angry and full of negative vibes . This time , she spoke wisely and she believed, eventhou the truth are hard to swallow , she is now much at eased . She figured her hubby was being casted spelt by the ex-maid. She believed the coffee that the maid made for her hubby that day , was "dirty" . Besides, her hubby never eat or drink anything that was prepared by the maid(s) ...but this time, it just so happend .

I have advised her on things she shld do , and she did ....... praying tahajjud and istiharah for the past days. SubhanAllah , she received the signs. I have also arranged for her and her hubby to meet an Ustaz , to clear certain personal doubts.

Alhamdulillah , last nite, the sister and her hubby ... decided to come with us (me & hubby) for teraweeh. It was her first, and she never felt like what she felt last nite, simply amazing . !

On the other hand, the mosque is getting lesser jemaah ... especially so towards the end of Ramadhan. It is a sad thing to see...when we are actually encouraged to spend more time in the mosque or increase our ibadah.

May Allah guide us and lead us to the right path.


Friday, September 4, 2009

I actually have another depressing story to share.

A very close sister came over to my place yesterday, and shared her sorrows.
Its concerning her hubby also..........
It's too sensitive to discuss here , cos , it concerned some religious matters/deeds.
I hope behind every depressions and challenges they encounter , these sisters wont loose hope in the Mercy of Allah.

I really prayed that HE make things easier for them.

Im so glad that hubby came home last nite, safe and sound.
He supposed to come home tonite, but being homesick and all , he changed his flt to last nite.
So, yay! he's back with lots of goodies and chocolates for us.

All my dhuha classes during Ramadhan, has somewhat temporarily ceased ...will only begin again, few weeks after Eid.

At least , this give me xtra space to do some spring cleaning.
Yesterday, i could smelled someone...must be the neighbour, already baking cookies for Eid.
I have to start short listing what cookies and cakes to bake....the problem is, i dont even have any list yet.

Im so not prepared for Eid ....im such a last minute person.

Today, i have no idea what to cook for iftar.
Tommorrow, my son, who is in the school symphonic band , will be performing at The Victoria Theatre, and we are sooooo going.

Start counting your blessings ..... have a blessed Friday. !

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The wife sensed someting was not right...ever since that maid worked for her.

The husband and wife always argued and had fights.

She then decided to send the maid back to the agency.

She prayed istiharah and got the "message" .

After several attempts of probings , the hubby finally confessed to the wife .....................he slept with the maid !!!!

This happend when the wifey was at work ........ and thier child was sleeping in the next room.

To cut the loooooooooong story short , the hubby claimed he was trapped.
The maid probably would have put spell on him ...........read:seduced .
He said , 12 years of marriage and several maids come and go, nothing of such happend ...... so to speak.

Which wife can take this .......... u tell me !

The wife wanted separation .

Should she gives him a second chance ????

PS: this recent case happen to sis T...my cousin.