Aug 13, 2016

Treat Chunks And Pieces As A Whole

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

It's 1.30 am. I was supposed to sleep 2 hours ago, but my eyes seem to refuse, though I had already drunk a cup of milk. Blame the culprit; what else other than the late night thoughts, which lead to over thinking? Haha.

I started to realise that life is made of chunks and pieces, but it should be treated as a whole. Those pieces complement one another. Instead of like jigsaw puzzle, they are more like a sphere made up of irregular torn papers, stacking and overlapping on each other. One part affects the other part either directly or indirectly, especially to us, girls. You know how girls' minds can be really complicated sometimes. 

Maybe you guys are wondering, what am I talking about? What do I mean by treating life as a whole? It means.. well as for example, if you're studying and at one point your brain can't accept and absorb knowledge anymore. You try to recall what you have read, but your mind is totally blank and you can't remember anything. If you focus to solve only this problem (can't remember what you have read), you might continue reading and just ignore what you've forgotten or you might read back everything from the start. 

But if you treat it as a whole, you might be considering the food you consume, the sleep you had, your social interaction with others, etc. Maybe you eat too much nasi lemak and feel sleepy? Maybe you are too tired after sleepless nights and need some rest? Maybe you feel homesick because you haven't gone back to your hometown for weeks? These are some examples of other aspects that you might put into consideration when dealing with a problem like this. Problems do not necessarily result in negative consequences. Most of them make us human a human, imperfect, trying to become a better person. 

Another example, if you have problems in trying to leave bad habits, whether how small it is to you, to Allah it might be a serious one. The intention is there, so don't stop. Take a few steps backwards and look every single thing that is happening around you. Mend what's wrong, improve what's right. Check back your relationship with Allah SWT. How's your salah? What's your intention when doing a good deed? Etcetera. 

Hardships and difficulties are part of this worldly life. Never ever ever lose hope. They are made for us, human being to get closer to Allah SWT. Look at hardships positively. Return to Allah and ask for His help. InshaaAllah, you will get through this. Stay strong!

P/s: This post is dedicated to myself.

Aug 10, 2016

Eldaterra Reunion

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

There's a lot of things happening right now, but I'm going to update about my batch reunion first, which was held 2 weeks ago. Just to clarify for those who do not know. Eld is actually the short form for our batch (Seri Puteri 0711) name, Eldaterra. My friends, Dala, Ayef and a few more were the masterminds of this memorable event. The most exciting part was... *drum roll* I got the chance to meet my best friends, all at once! Except for Zahraa, who's in Jordan right now. But, she's gonna come back for good soooonnnn as she'll graduate a few months more. No reason not to meet after this hehe. 

The night before the reunion day, 5 of my best friends came to my (2nd) house in Vista Komanwel and stayed here for 2 nights! We had so much fun, just like the old times during high school when we gathered in the dorm and had a chit chat until one by one fell asleep. It was just about the same. The same us, the same person, the same character. One of the only differences was the topics we discussed haha. The 6 of us gathered around and told stories, from reminiscing our high school memory to updating our current life, study, etcetera. 

We planned to make kek batik and bring it as a potluck to the reunion. We were too lazy to do anything on Friday's night, and Faai was not feeling well. As the ingredients for the kek batik had been bought, we decided to make the kek batik on Saturday's morning. Sedapnya nyumnyum! We chilled it in the fridge for a few hours. Farah invited us to have lunch at her house before going to the reunion. We thought of going to Farah's house at 3pm, but at 12pm most of us were hungry. And guess what? We ate the kek batik............ So, no potluck to bring.

Hashtag too hungry not to eat the kek batik haha.

Sharp at 3pm we went to Farah's house, which is situated about 30 minutes from Vista.

Let the journey begin!

The four of us who sat at the back. Faai and Wafi had to focus on the road hehe.

There was a lot of food being served on the table, even got some brownies, which were specially made by Farah herself! Great food, with great companions. Not to forget, great house, great car, great everything as well haha. While waiting for Sara and Aini to arrive, we took the chance to take photos! Yeah, girls.

From left; Belon, Faai, Audi, Marni, Wafi and Me

Then we went to the reunion. We were a bit late because of the traffic jammed. As we entered the house, the aura changed. I felt an undeniable overwhelming awkward situation for a couple of minutes. But the bond was still there. It has always been there, never disappeared. I was really happy to see them, and though they are more beautiful nowadays (they really are!!!), but they are still the same people I knew! I'll let the photos tell everything. 

During Tahlil & Yassin.

After 5 years of not meeting each other, salam & peluk, muah kiri muah kanan.

My Sapphire friends! My 'house' mates, dorm mates, cheer mates, bed mates. 

Another group of my close friends. Third person from left, Diddy is going to get married soon!

I really love this photo. Aini was taking a photo of Sara and Farah. They looked so happy!

Meet the cute Saraaaa!

Meet Datin Aini guys. Just look at how vogue she is hehe

And not to forget, the innocent-looking Farah, who invited us for the scrumptious lunch! Hehe

Meet Tiaraaaa! From high school friend to university best friend hehe. 

So much love for these girls! (And a few more who were not in this photo).

Last but not least . . .

"We live to strengthen an already powerful bond." 

-Eldaterra, SSP 0711

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