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It’s been 10 days since I celebrated my birthday, nothing fancy but I spent my day with lovely people. I woke up with my moms kiss and greetings, but I fell asleep right away cos I stayed up too late the night before. It was the most lovely thing to start a day! I owe it all to my mom, tbh it was her day and not mine. For she was the one who had labor years ago, felt pain, and who gave birth to a lovely awesome beautiful baby girl, moi. So Happy Giving Birth, mom! I love you!

Anyway, the day after my birthday, my love with the help of my 2 best friends surprised me! He even made a video for me, and I was crying while watching it. I really didn’t see it coming nor I had an idea. I can’t explain how happy I am that day. Though he’s miles away, he made to make me feel special and loved!

Posted: July 20, 2014
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TGIF (Part Un)

Friday means my free day, hell yeah TGIF! I don’t have class and I usually don’t have any important things to do during this day. So earlier, I thought why not share what I do during Fridays! It’s also one way for me to do my best to be productive in some little ways. :D

July 18, 2014 

My Friday in bullets:

  • Lately, the weather in GenSan are so bipolar. This afternoon the rain suddenly poured down. So I decided to stay in our front porch and watch the rain. I love rain!
  • I made myself coffee and some pancakes. The pancakes are not that appealing to look at, but trust me it’s delish! :) What made it delish?  Eggs and milk! I ate while admiring the rain and while visiting some of my favorite blogs.
  • I am currently reading: The Abundance of Katherines by John Green. So far i’m lovin it!
  • Spent my afternoon with these two monsters. As usual they keep on fighting. I don’t know what to do with them anymore, Paris is such a b! I badly want them to be bff’s! 
  • When the rain stopped, I went to the mall to meet my best friend. Cos we just have to try this newly opened Jelly CiTea, it was their last day for free upsize! It was a bit too sweet for my taste, but it’s really yummy! :) And lastly, I ended up buying If I stay by Gale Forman so now i’m totally broke and i’m on book ban! :(

So how’s you’re Friday? Have a great weekend ahead! :) xo.

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” 
― Roger Miller

Posted: July 18, 2014
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5 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME!

Shukran (Thank you) to my dearest thewallflowersecrets and deebipolar for the tag! :)

  • I’m a great procrastinator! I’m guilty to that, I’ve been telling myself for the past years to move my butt out and be productive, but I still fail. I end up doing things the night before the deadline or cramming for it, I hate it. But recently, I see to it that I accomplish something every day, I may not done all of what I’ve written in my “to do list” but at least I’ve done something, and I wouldn’t put my day to waste.
  • I have this “5 Year Plan” that I recently came up to. 1)Find a job. 2)Take photography or journalism course while working. 3)Apply a grant in Nat Geo (which is my dream job btw) or work for an org that help save animals and the unfortunate ones. 4)Travel and seek for adventure. 5)Pursue teaching career. 6)Settle down and be a mommy. I’ve realised that I’m too young and I have to enjoy my life cos life is f short,
  • I’m starting to collect books and eventually build my very own mini library! Not just for my own pleasure but also for my future kids to enjoy the awesomeness that is books.
  • I have this love-hate feeling whenever I see a movie or read stories about dogs/cats. I love dogs and I have two, Paris and Dashy, I treat them like my very own babies. I hate reading or seeing stories of dogs/cats cos it’ll make me cry hard and I can’t bare to imagine how am I going to say goodbye to them (my babies) someday…
  • The only things I wanna do in life are: READ, TRAVEL, SAVE ANIMALS.

5 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME!

Shukran (Thank you) to my dearest thewallflowersecrets and deebipolar for the tag! :)

  • I’m a great procrastinator! I’m guilty to that, I’ve been telling myself for the past years to move my butt out and be productive, but I still fail. I end up doing things the night before the deadline or cramming for it, I hate it. But recently, I see to it that I accomplish something every day, I may not done all of what I’ve written in my “to do list” but at least I’ve done something, and I wouldn’t put my day to waste.
  • I have this “5 Year Plan” that I recently came up to. 1)Find a job. 2)Take photography or journalism course while working. 3)Apply a grant in Nat Geo (which is my dream job btw) or work for an org that help save animals and the unfortunate ones. 4)Travel and seek for adventure. 5)Pursue teaching career. 6)Settle down and be a mommy. I’ve realised that I’m too young and I have to enjoy my life cos life is f short,
  • I’m starting to collect books and eventually build my very own mini library! Not just for my own pleasure but also for my future kids to enjoy the awesomeness that is books.
  • I have this love-hate feeling whenever I see a movie or read stories about dogs/cats. I love dogs and I have two, Paris and Dashy, I treat them like my very own babies. I hate reading or seeing stories of dogs/cats cos it’ll make me cry hard and I can’t bare to imagine how am I going to say goodbye to them (my babies) someday…
  • The only things I wanna do in life are: READ, TRAVEL, SAVE ANIMALS.
Posted: July 18, 2014
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I’m at the point in my life where things are neither good or bad. They could be better, but they could be worse & I can’t look at anything with a purely pessimistic or optimistic point of view. It’s that point in life where you just have to forge forward & hope for the best. You keep your fingers crossed in hopes that someday catching that happiness you tried so hard to hold in your grasp. That’s the thing about happiness, it is fleeting. Like that firefly you try to capture & no matter how many times you waver, try to clasp it in your hands, but it never wants to be kept. Keep one foot in front of the other & move along, because someday, that firefly will find it’s way back to you.
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Posted: July 16, 2014
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My muslimah readers are growing, I don’t know when that happen but I am truly greatful! Mashallah. So I’ve decided (from now on) to feature some modest fashion, muslimah clothing reviews, and OOTD’s of course. Yay or nay? 

Anyway, tbh, I’m not fond of buying things online except well for books. And seeing a lot of hijabi going cray about what Classic Crown Hijab Store are selling, why not give it a try! And I’ve been eyeing for their scarves for a while now since I really love pastel colors.

Classic Crown Hijab Store is ran by 2 muslimah reverts, Jamila and Marjan. They are the official Kaffah re-seller which is owned by the fashion blogger, Siti Juwariyah. As they say, it’s not just a store but a community. True that! Not only for the reason they donate a portion of their income to Muslim charities, but also they unite the muslimahs and they share knowledge especially to reverts. 

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Posted: July 08, 2014
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It’s been 2 months since we had our trip to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. I don’t know why it took that long for me to write about it. Maybe because i’m still on a travel-hangover? Yeah, I guess so.

From Philippines, we arrived at SIngapore in late hours, stayed there for a day and then for some reason we decided to go to Malaysia.

(You’ve been warned! Heavy photos ahead.)

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The Malaysian immigration officers were really nice despite of their duty on wee hours, we even exchanged a conversation with one. Malaysians are nice people, I said to Ali. When we were on the train going to Malaysia, we settled in a compartment, not long when an old chinese man came and said it’s their bed. He was really rude and treated us as if we were dirt. I have nothing against Chinese/Singaporeans, but I kind of dislike them during our trip. Well cos we had a handful of bad experiences in dealing with them. No offense. 

Anyway, I lost our ticket which sucks so we had to ask those men working for the train and they were kind enough to find empty seats for us.

A man a few seats away were watching, I guess he was curious, then I told him what happened. I happen to notice him at the Woodlands train station cos he was wearing old baggy sweater and torn pants, with a kid’s broken stroller. He asked me where I’m from and I said “the Philippines,” he wondered why I’m a muslim cos he knew the Philippines is a Catholic country, he also said he’s going home to his family to a town quite far from KL. I was curious too with his story but I didn’t ask. He was a nice guy but a bit creepy, he keeps on staring on us the whole train ride. I don’t know why.

The photo above is the KL Sentral Station, we arrived at 8 in the morning. We slept in the hotel until afternoon and then decided to Bazar Masjid Jamek.

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Bazar Masjid Jamek, it is where you’ll find lots of cheap finds. It is also near the Masjid Mosque and blocks away from Central Market.

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The Central Market is known to be the oldest shopping center in KL, from 1888 to the present. We roam around and found some art gallery, antiques, and second hand bookstore. Of course I didn’t left empty handed, I found a Meg Cabot book for only RM 8.

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Outside the Central Market, which they call the Heritage Walk I think, you can find restaurants and stores. There was also a theater play when we were there. Feeling tired and hungry, we settled in a restaurant which you can see from the photo above. There was also a Tripadvisor recommended sign in the entrance so that’s a plus. I must say their milk tea is to die for!

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On our second day we bought our hop-on-hop-off tickets, since we were on a budget we decided to get one and so that our trip would be less hassle. It will bring you to different tourist spots in KL, there is 30 minutes interval in every hop-on-hop-off bus stop. Anyway, our first stop is the Mizium Negara. It’s a must see whenever you travel, to know the history and culture of that place.

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When we reached the Orchid Garden, it was raining so we opted to go to KLCC, had our coffee which is perfect with the weather. After the rain had stopped, we roam around KLCC Park and waited for the night so we could watch the Twin Towers light up

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night. Beautiful!

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Posted: July 06, 2014
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If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction

- Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (via quotes-shape-us)
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Posted: July 05, 2014
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Supposedly you can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Let’s find out, shall we? Hit the shuffle on your iPod, Phone, iTunes Library, Media Player etc. and write down the first 20 songs that come up, no exceptions. Then pass this challenge on to 10 of your mutual followers.

My heartfelt thanks to these lovely ladies, Dawn of deebipolar and Vri of thedaintyvri. It makes me giddy every time I receive tags and messages. I wish the best for you two! :)

Shuffle Playlist:

  1. Always Gold Radical Face
  2. Defying Gravity by Lea Michelle (Glee)
  3. Airplanes by B.O.B feat Hayley Williams
  4. Royals by Lorde
  5. After the Fall by Kodaline
  6. Talk by Kodaline
  7. Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars
  8. Open by Regina Spektor
  9. Six Weeks by Of Monsters and Men
  10. Sparks by Coldplay

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Posted: July 04, 2014
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