Saturday, July 22, 2017

Aisyah dan Zalikha

Okay, first of all nak bagitau dulu - bahawasanya ini adalah post sengal. Tak berfaedah langsung, maka kalau tak baca memang tak rugi sikit pun hahaha. 

Recently aku ada terdengar beberapa lagu yang nama perempuan tengah meletop kat radio. Two songs, to be exact - Aisyah dan Zalikha. Okay, here comes the sengal part. Aku kan, dari dulu lagi duk tunggu bilalah nak ada lagu Nurul Izza ni haha.

Antara jawapan yang aku dengar - susah kot nak sebut nama tu dalam lagu. Tak catchy lah tu maksudnya kan.

Tak kisahlah tu, sebab aku rasa, kalau ada orang buat lagu tu pun, tak tahu lepas ke tak nak putaq kat radio kan. Oppss.

Okay, dah. Publish.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#prayfortheankle

I sprained my ankle last Sunday while playing badminton (cry emoticon). Mula-mula ingatkan macam biasa so lepas terpeleot tu, rehat kejap dan sambung main walaupun terhincut-hincut. Tapi malam tu macam makin sakit pulak. Nak berpijak tu macam terseksa sangat.

Aku ada Google jugak treatment untuk sprained ankle so nak share jugaklah kat sini. Ada method yang dipanggil RICE method - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate.

1. REST - Kena rehatkan kaki, tak boleh gerak banyak-banyak. Tang ni macam dah fail sikit sebab hari tu sambung main jugak lepas dah terpelecot tu.

2. ICE - kena tuam dengan ais untuk reduce swelling. Nasib baik kat rumah ni ada HOT/COLD PACK so senang sikitlah, letak je 20 minit dalam freezer lepas tu bolehlah tuam tempat yang bengkak. Do this every 1-2 hours for about 20 minutes.

3. Compression - kena balut atau letak bandage supaya dapat support kecederaan tu. Aku tak ada bandage jadi aku balut je pakai scarf, yang penting jangan ketat sangat. 

4.  ELEVATE - tinggikan kaki melebihi paras jantung. Ni boleh buat time ada peluang nak baring jelah.

Yang paling penting, jangan urut dalam masa 3 hari. Lega jugak bila baca ni sebab ada excuse tak pergi berurut ehehe. Sebab aku perasan dalam budaya Melayu ni, mesti nak kena cepat-cepat pergi urut kalau terseliuh, kan? Tengah sakit macam ni orang pegang pun dah rasa nak menjerit, kalau pergi urut tak tahulah. 

Ni semua hasil Google je. The best is of course, seek medical advice from the doctors lah kan sebab takut ade injury more than just normal sprain Nauzubillah. By the time I'm writing this (which will be auto-published as usual), I haven't seen the doctor yet. Still within 24 hours, tengoklah macam mana. 

Please pray for me.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sampai Bila

"Sampai bila?" 

That would be the question.

However, there is an answer to this question that could be uttered in TWO very different tone:

"Sampai bila-bila"

One is in a HOPEFUL tone.
While the other one is in a HOPELESS tone.

Isn't it funny how a sentence can mean a lot of things?
A lot of a different thing.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Marriage Formula

This is from Yasmin Mogahed's Reclaim Your Heart (again).

The formula for a happy mariage is LOVE + RESPECT.

Naturally, the wife wants to be loved and the man wants to be respected.  So as for the wife, in order to be loved, you have to show respect.  And as for the husband, in order to be respected, you have to show love.

But the trick is - it has to be unconditional.

You cannot expect your wife to respect you first, then only you'll show her love. Or vice versa.  No, it won't work that way.  Because once the wife doesn't feel loved, she will respect you less. And vice versa.

So you have to give first.  After all, true love is UNCONDITIONAL, right?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Finally, got to watch it last weekend.

Well, I loved it ehehe. Despite the long duration, I stayed awake the whole time. Err, maybe because it's Mark Wahlberg la kot. And tertunggu-tunggu Optimus Prime yang lambat sangat nak muncul. But, the fighting scenes memang tak boleh blahhh.

Heroin tu aku tak kenal but she looks like Angelina Jolie, though. Dan ada Anthony Hopkins, I like jugak ehehe.

Yang pasti, there will be another sequel since Quintessa is not yet dead. Eh, spoiler ke? Opss.

I asked my husband, "If Transformer keeps making its sequel until we're 50,  would we still go and watch it?" Haha.

Well, probably yes.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Split Personality

It's funny how contrary two people see you.  It's like,  one sees you as white, the other sees you as black. *please don't take this racially*

Is it because some people know you very well while the other - not so well?

Or is it because they only see what they want to see in you?  Or do they see you as what they think you are? Or they see the reflection of themselves in you?


Or,


Is it because they never bother to really see you?

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Messed-Up(s)

I think the reason why the world is so messed up today is because everybody's goal is to WIN.

It doesn't matter anymore how many people we've hurt, as long as we WIN.

Nobody really wants to do good anymore.
Nobody really wants to be good anymore.

Because somehow, goodness is always NOT exponential to winning.

We are all afraid of being left behind. Of being cast aside. Of not fitting in.

I pray that one day, we all have the courage to choose goodness. Instead of winning.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ketupat Nasi

Ni cerita pre-raya hari tu.  Sampai kampung lebih kurang pukul 11 malam. Lepas makan, sembang-sembang sikit, terus bawak daun kelapa ni masuk dalam bilik maklumlah dah gian bebenor nak anyam ketupat setelah bertahun-tahun tak praktikkan skill. Tapi cuba-cuba, tak menjadi-jadi. Hasilnya macam dalam gambar ni.  Kepala ketupat ni tak berjodohan, tak tahulah kenapa tersesat jalan satu ke barat satu ke timur.  Bila dah pukul 2 lebih tu barulah finally dapat the right pace, berjayalah anyam sebijik dengan betul.  Tapi memikirkan nak bangun sahur pukul 5 nanti, maka aku tidur jugaklah kejap.  


*ketupat tak jadi*


Lepas sahur sambung balik menganyam.  Gigih betul.  Sampai pukul 7, dapatlah beberapa bijik ni. Lepas tu kepala dah tingtong tak cukup tidur, maka sambung tidur balik haha.

*ketupat menjadi eheh*

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Of Forgiveness - A New Perspective

It's still Raya month and Raya is all about forgiveness.  Or at least, that is what it's SUPPOSED to be.

I think in this blog I always confess that I am so NOT a forgiving person. Not that I didn't try, but it's just something that was quite impossible for me to do. Not that I took revenge or anything, I just let it consumed my heart for years until one day it doesn't anymore.  Because I thought if they're forgiven, it was as if they got to get away with it, which was not fair.


But recently,  I heard one of Yasmin Mogahed's lecture on YouTube. In one of her lectures, she talked about forgiveness.

She mentioned that we need to forgive others that have wronged us not because of he/she deserves our forgiveness. In fact, that forgiveness actually has nothing to do with that person at all . The ultimate reason why we should forgive others is because we hope Allah will forgive us as well.  She added, that we should treat others the way we want Allah to treat us.

I am very, very thankful that I came across the lecture, I think in a way my prayers have been answered.  InsyaAllah, by thinking so,  I'd be able to forgive.

So, let's forgive, shall we?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Nota Raya III

Hehe banyak pulak nota raya.  Since the first nota raya was a bit negative, so let's make it up with the positive ones.

Since kahwin memang dah jadi macam rutin aku buat laksa johor bila turn raya rumah in-laws.  Saja nak menambahkan menu raya sebab first raya memang rumah in-laws ramai saudara datang dari pagi sampai petang non-stop.

Tapi tahun ni aku tak buat.  Dan ada a few (tak ramai pun eheh) yang tanya aku kenapa tahun ni tak ada laksa johor.

I don't know. Simple thoughts like that just warms up my heart.

It doesn't take a lot to make someone's day.  Sometimes all we have to be is - thoughtful.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nota Raya II

Pergi beraya beberapa hari lepas, ada yang bertanya "Kenapa lama tak nampak kat FB"

Alahai, terharu sangat makcik bila rupanya ada yang sedar kewujudan FB tu.

Tapi rasanya makcik dah patah hati dengan FB ehehe. Tengoklah kalau nanti-nanti ada hati lagi, re-activate balik. Kalau tak, taklah.