Saturday, July 27, 2013

Photo Prompt #17 and #18

I have been busy doing some Eid shopping. Life has been really really busy. I just wanted to post the photo prompt update for yesterday and today.

Challenge #17: Around Your Neighbourhood

Capture what is going on around your neighbourhood. It is interesting to look outside your house and see what is happening right in front of you.

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When I came back from work, this is what I found in front of my house. Branches of the tree on the playground were chopped off. This is not something you will see on a daily basis.

Challenge #18: In your hand

What is in your hand at the moment?

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Since I am in shopping for Eid mode, I decided to go to KLCC to today. I love going there for shopping because they have Sephora there. I am so addicted to Sephora. Shhhh… don’t tell my hubby. Anyway today agenda was buying some new shoes and clothing for the kids. This sneaker caught my eyes. I just love the sparkle and the colorful design. If only they made these I kind of shoes when I was a girl. I would definitely collect these. Too bad my daughter is not into sneakers

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Check out the whole lists here .

Don’t forget to share your photos via Instagram by using #ramadandaily or blog about. 

I would love to see what’s your routine during Ramadan.

SELAMAT MENJALANI IBADAH PUASA EVERYONE

Friday, July 26, 2013

10 things must have Makeup for Eid

I think everybody is in the shopping mode for Eid which is coming soon in less than two weeks. Most of the ladies out there are out looking for a perfect makeup. I have been using makeup since my university years and I have been obsess with it since earlier this year.

Over the years I learn a lot about what to do and what not to do (this require another post) and I’ve bought a lot of makeup from Watson/ Guardian to MAC and Sephora makeup.

Here are my to 10 things that you must have in your makeup kit

#1. MAC Prep & Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer Illuminatuer SPF 35 – 30ml

#2. Naked Skin Foundation by Urban Decay. Love this foundation

#3. Clinique CC Cream – I usually wear this during weekend or when I go out shopping. Love the naked feeling of not wearing any makeup.

#4. Naked 2 Eyeshadow by Urban Decay. Love the beautiful range of neutral color that I can play with.

#5. Revlon ColorStay eyeshadow. This palate is my favorite color

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#6. Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay. I wear this before putting any eyeshadow on

#7. Mac Mineralize Rich Lipstick – Divine Choice . I am so in love with this color

#8. Revlon Lipstick – Love these color range. So many to choose from. I really love the pink one

#9. MAC Lightful Foundation Compact

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#10. MAC Mineralize blusher Gleeful

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Some of the tutorial I’ve found useful to help me to create new look with just color. Amazing!

For those who dare to be bold

Have fun shopping for makeup!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Photo prompt #16 // all about kids

We have passed the fifteen days of Ramadan. We should have increase our ‘ibadah’ and focus more on lailatuqadar, one special night that is better than one thousand months. The night that can only be found during Ramadan .

Challenge #16: All about kids

It's interesting how kids view Ramadan. They are more excited especially during iftar. Capture that special moment you share with your kids during this holy month.

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Even though Hanif doesn’t fast, he is usually with us during iftar. In order to keep him busy, I usually hand him a bowl of rice to eat. This is what happened! Most of the rice ended up on his clothes.

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I am so excited!

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This layout made Layout of the day at GottaPixel Gallery. I made this using Moment at a Time Kit by Pixelily Designs. Thanks Lily for the beautiful kit!

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Camera + // App review

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Camera+
Cost USD$1.99

This is the first paid app that I bought for my phone. It’s a great all-purpose app, especially for iphoneographer who wants to take and edit photos from the same app. It has a lot of extra features compare to the native iphone camera app.

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The selling point for me are multiple shooting modes including image stabilization, self-timer, and burst mode. Other than apply cool filters, you can also crop your photos with variety of crop dimension.

Here are a few examples of photos taken with Camera+

 

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Note: Since I am an iphone/ipad user and a Microsoft Windows user, most of my app review will be base on these two platform.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photo Prompt #15 // 6 p.m

I have plan to go home early today. I really wanted to captured my 6 p.m moment with my baby. Unfortunately things happened and I have to go with the flow.

Now at 6 p.m I am still in the car, rushing back home to be with my family. Fortunately traffic is light and smooth.

Challenge #15: 6 p.m

Capture what are you doing at this moment.

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10 things why having a toddler in the house is awesome

I have been living with a toddler since April this year. Life has been such an amazing and hectic journey. Fitting in your schedule to meet his unpredictable moods is sometimes fun and some time frustrating. Deciphering a toddler language really require focus and attention. I am enjoying every moment of it. 
Here are 10 things why having a toddler in the house is awesome:

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1. Those adorable smile every time he sees you. It's  really amazing feeling when your baby suddenly recognize you as the most important person in the world
2. Hearing his beautiful voice mumbling sounds and words every time he explore his world. So beautiful.
3. Watching him while he learns to balance himself while standing
4. Your toddler magically, found most of the things that you thought you lost forever. It's amazing how you can find almost anything when you spend most of your time on the floor
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5. His cute and beautiful eyes watching you leave as you go to work in the morning
6. The way he insist that I hold him when he wants to nurse really melt my heart. I immediately stop what I am doing a give my full attention to him. I really love the way how a toddler can make you prioritize what's important in life
7. Hearing him said the word "emak" for the first time was really amazing and he recognize that "emak" means me

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8. Conversation with him is so much fun. Both talk differently and yet we seems to understand each other perfectly

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9. taking photos of your toddler is the most challenging tasks at the moment. Making him look at the camera is something that is not easy to do. He is constantly looking at other things. But when you've managed to capture that sweet moment when he look at you and smile, it's the most rewarding thing.
10. You are constantly redecorating, rearranging and keeping things out of sight so that your toddler doesn't get a hold of it especially when it comes to your most expensive things. No more leaving things everywhere, hoping that it will stay there the next time you want to use it.
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Ever since Hanif reached his first year milestone, I’ve stop taking photos of him daily. Some how I am regretting that I am missing a lot of his development and progress. So I decided that from today onwards I am going to make a conscious effort to at least capture him on camera ever other day and blog and document cute things about him at least once a week. I really want to remember as much as I can about his second twelve months.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Photo Prompt #14 // Calm

We are almost half through the month of Ramadan. So far everything moves according to a plan. So far I am sticking to my Ramadan Goals. I realized that setting an achievable goals really helps me accomplish all the important things I want to do.

Challenge #14: Calm
Take a a photo of something that calm you down.

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Watching my baby sleep, really helps me to stay calm. I love that one minute life with a toddler can be chaos and on another minute it can be as calm as sea after the storm. The only thing that is worth stealing is a kiss when your baby is sleep. I just love seeing his whole body response to a simple and sweet touch of a kiss.
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I would love to see what’s your routine during Ramadan.

SELAMAT MENJALANI IBADAH PUASA EVERYONE

Focus T25 Second Week Review

Wow! What an amazing second week. I am following the scheduled for Week 2, which I have to do Cardio two time this week. Cardio is definitely tough for me because jumping around get my heart rate up faster. I am definitely breathless by the half time milestone.

t25-haniz Weight today: 58.6kg

I am definitely didn’t expect the scale to come down drastically because I am only have 2 kg to shred but I have inches to loose due to a lot of flabby skin hanging around.

My Review and Tips

  • Squeezing 25 minutes of workout during Ramadan is  bit tough because during the night we have so many routine to accomplished right after iftar.
  • Try not too eat too many food during iftar, otherwise you need longer than two hours gap after meal to do a workout.
  • You still need to drink a lot of water during Ramadan. Make a conscious decision to drink at least 2-3 liter of water at night
  • Doing Cardio Workout two time this week is really a challenge for me. Things doesn’t seem easier third time around especially when you really focus and give 100%
  • On the fifth day where I have to do two workouts in one day, I did Lower Focus before iftar and Abs Interval after Tarawikh
  • I realize that if I did Lower Focus workout , the low impact version, I can make it till the end and did not collapse
  • I really love the way I feel after I’ve finished the workout
  • I have never thought that Squad will be the easiest exercise in a workout routine. With T25 you will really appreciate the break from jumping to doing squad

Looking forward to Week 3. I hope I can survive the week with two Total Body Circuit this coming week. I think it’s the toughest workout in the Alpha Phase.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Photo Prompt #13 // Mug

It is already Monday and the cycle of going to work repeats again. At the moment I am in a quest of finding something different and creative. I don’t know how some people can live in a comfort zone by doing the same thing over and over again. I just can’t do it. Maybe I need a change of scenery or maybe a change of job where I can be creative and create something beautiful on a daily basis.

Challenge #13: Mug
Take a a photo of your favorite mug at the moment. I love collecting mug because of the beautiful colors and designs. Somehow my drink seems to taste better in one of these mugs.Processed with Instant App

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I would love to see what’s your routine during Ramadan.

SELAMAT MENJALANI IBADAH PUASA EVERYONE

#currentlylist // July twenty second

I am loving my Ramadan so far. Life gets busy this week. My schedule is already full for this week. I am so looking forward to a calm, light and easy day at the office. Hopefully nothing dramatic happen.

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This is my list for today
watching
: Under the Dome – new TV Show. I am so disappointed that they cancel Leverage.
reading: ABeautifulMess Blog and day dreaming of one day I could do all the things I love and get paid for it
listening: Surah Al Baqarah from my ipad
making: a list of all the things to buy for Hari Raya
feeling: happy
planning: a road trip to my home town for Hari Raya which will come in less than 20 days
loving: falling in love with Camera+ app all over again. (Will do a review some time this week)
weight: 58.7 kg

Come and join the fun
Curious what my lists look like last week?
Check it here

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Photo Prompt #12 // Beauty

My last day of relaxing at home with my kids before I have to go to work on Monday. I love the day so far, even though fasting while breastfeeding a toddler is a little bit challenging, it’s most rewarding thing in the world.

Challenge #12: Beauty
Find all the things that are beautiful to you. Beauty is all around us. Look for them, document them and share.

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Watching my baby explore his world is the most beautiful thing ever. It makes me realize how beautiful and amazing the world that I am living in. So much things to learn, so little time.

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Check out the whole lists here .

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I would love to see what’s your routine during Ramadan.

SELAMAT MENJALANI IBADAH PUASA EVERYONE

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