Saturday, July 12, 2014

Photo prompt #14: Lucky

Challenge #14 : Lucky 

I am so lucky to have you in my life. I thank Allah everyday for giving me you. This Ramadan you are being so good. You didn't even wake up during Sahur. You can sleep 8 hours straight. The only challenge is to get you to sleep on your bedtime. It seems like you wanted to experience life and play all the time.
Tomorrow prompt: Kids 
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. 


Project Life [Week twenty seven]

I am a little bit late assemble my Project Life page for week twenty seven. Life is a little bit busy this last few days. I am so looking forward to week twenty nine next week. I am thinking of printing the first two quarters of project life page on photo book. My only challenge is to find the time to make the book. 






Credit: Mixed Kits from my collections
Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photo Prompt #13: Drink

Challenge #13 : Drink 

My drink during iftar - coffee + milo. During this hot weather, I rather drink lots of water compare to eating food. Cold water seems the best thing evert than can calm my thirst.


Tomorrow prompt: Lucky 
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. 


My book wish lists for July 2014

Last month I made June Book Wish Lists  and it really gives me an idea what kind of book I am looking for when I went to local bookstore. With so many great books out there sometimes it's hard to choose which book to buy first when you are in the store. Basically I got most of the books from my last month lists.

{photo credit: taken from pinterest}

So here are my book wish list for July 2014. I am not sure if I can find the book at my local bookstore but one thing is for sure I can order these from wish lists.

#1. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson -- "Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?" excerpt from

#2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher -- "Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face." excerpt from

#3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver -- "For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined." excerpt from

#4. The One and Only: A Novel by Emily Giffin --"Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets." excerpt from

#5. Missing You by Harlen Coben -- " It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable" excerpt from

#6. Cell by Robin Cook -- "George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test." excerpt from

#7. Death Benefit by Robin Cook-- "ia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center’s premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital’s supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they’ve found another loadstone in the nation’s multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry, and race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing. As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab, one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?" excerpt from

#8. Resistant by Michael Palmer-- "When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running.  Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same bacteria. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages.  Like the deadly germs they can unleash, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further their agenda. From the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end, to the top corridors of power in this race against time, Lou must stop an epidemic, save his best friend, and face even his own most terrifying demons" excerpt from

#9. Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis -- "Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day--and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?" excerpt from

#10. Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King --" In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy." excerpt from

#11. Dust (A Scarpetta Novel) by Patricia Cornwell --" Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she’s covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don’t want the killer caught" excerpt from

#12. Field of Prey by John Sandford -- " The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?" excerpt from


#1.The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin by Bob Harper --"LOSING WEIGHT IS NOW AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3 . . . AND 3-15-18-20 TOO! Rule #3: Eat protein at every meal, making some kind of fish your go-to protein as often as you can. Take your weight and divide it by two—that’s more or less how much protein you should be eating in grams every day. Rule #15: Eat at least ten meals a week at home (and cook them yourself). Restaurant portions are usually 40 to 50 percent bigger than what you’d serve at home—the more you eat out, the more you overeat. Set yourself up for success by preparing my turkey meatballs, hummus, and roasted vegetables on the weekend so that you will have go-to staples and no excuses! " excerpt form

#2. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis -- "After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In national bestseller, Dr. Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle." excerpt from

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Photo prompt #12: Reflection

Challenge #12 : Reflection

I am just to lazy to hunt for things that reflects. I basically have reflective surface all around me including my iPad. Today the temperature in my office is way damn cold. It feels like Fall season in here.
Tomorrow prompt: Drink 
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. 


#thursday3 [10.07.2014]

It's the second week of Ramadan and things are beginning to feel like a normal routine. I haven't weigh myself this week. I am afraid to do so because I don't want to feel discourage. Loosing weight is not something that comes easy to me.

Anyway, I am so looking forward to my beautiful weekend. I really hate going to work during Ramadan, not because I am lazy to go to work, it's because I feel like I don't have enough time to do all the things I want to do in Ramadan.



#1. Struggling with which exercise to do every night. I get bore easily and I really need to change up my routine just to keep myself motivated

#2. Currently reading Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi  

#3. I am still doing last month assignment for One Little Word project. The questions really require me to dig deep and assess how this journey impact me in any way.

Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done."

Follow along each week using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Photo Prompt #11: 10 o'clock

Challenge #11 : 10 o'clock

This is not a typical day at the office. At this moment 10 o'clock in the morning, me and my officemate were in the Baiduri Hall listening to Future Thinking talk. Hemmm... interesting topic but I am not sure how to implement them in the office environment.


Tomorrow prompt: Reflection
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. 


June Reads 2014

I did a lot of reading this June. I really surprise myself. I have never read this much book since a really long time. I have been fallen off the reading wagon since I discovered internet and blogging. And I have been blogging a long time.

Anyway late May I discovered book tubers on youtube and I was totally hooked and excited about reading again. I started purchased hardcopy books as well as audio book and ebook. I basically have my books with me all the time. I totally forgot how good it was to buy hardcopy books. I am so loving the smell of books. This is also one of the reason I can read more than one book a month. Hopefully I can continue this passion for reading stories in July.


Three of the books that I've finished in June are:

1.Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - This is the first book I read by this author. I know I know it's a young adult genre but I don't really care. I did love Twilight Series and obsessed with the movies. 
This book is about a college girl named Cath, (which I total relate to because I am an introvert person and I love to get lost in books and fairytales. Reality scares me a lot). She learned a lot about herself in collage. I totally love the love story slowly develop between Cath and Levi. It's good summer reads. 

2. The Target (Will Robie) by David Baldacci - I have been a fan of David Baldacci but lately I find it totally harder to follow and concentrate when reading his book. I bought an audio version of the book and download the ebook. Amazingly I can follow the audio book without any problem and I've finished the book in a week.

This book is a series (if I'm not mistaken it's the third book of the series). I really enjoy reading about Reel and Robie. They work great together and I still think they should be together. By the way this is a spy book (an assassin) and I love spy and action book.

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - This is also the first book I read of this author. People on the internet land have been talking about this book and the movie, I just have to read it. I like the writing. Even though it's a young adult book, it touches a really heavy situation - Cancer. I haven't see the movie yet and I just can't wait for this movie to be available in Malaysia. Hopefully all of the cinemas show this movie.

Currently reading

1. Unravel Me (Shatter Me) by Tahereh Mafi - It's the second book of Shatter Me series. It's a dystopian novel which take me awhile to warm up to. I still haven't decide if I like the book or not.

2. Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson - This is also part of Women's Murder Club and it's already on series 13. I might have to look for other book in this series. I like cop and crime/thriller genre.

Finished in July

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - This is the first book I read by Tahereh Mafi. This is totally different kind of writing. I am not sure if I like the style but I kept reading it. Juliette, Adam and Warner. Hemmm such a unique character. So far I haven't fall in love with any of the character. Maybe I need to read all books in the series before I can understand this dystopian world.

2. The Hit (Will Robie) by David Baldacci - The second book I read in Will Robie series. I am reading the series backward and I still enjoy the book. I do want this book to be a movie. I love Robie and Reel characters. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photo Prompt #10: Working

Challenge #10 : Working

Typical day at work. Meeting, meeting and more meeting. Ramadan is the worst because we don't break for lunch or no worries about ordering food the last minute.

Tomorrow prompt: 10 o'clock
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. 


5 ways to document your Ramadan

Today is the 10th day of Ramadan. It means in twenty days we will be celebrating Eid and saying goodbye to Ramandan. For me, it's not easy saying goodbye to the month that mean so much to me. 

One way to keep the feeling and the memories of your Ramadan alive is to document it. Every Ramadan is different and every Ramadan brings something different. Having some sort of documentation of your journey is going to be so precious in the year to come.

Here are some of the ways I am going to document my journey this year...


Keep Ramadan daily photo prompt with you

I made a #ramadandaily photo prompt lists this year to help me document each day and try to be as close as possible to capture my right now. Having a list like this help me mentally prepare about what to capture and look for on that day. I love knowing what to do and what to expect.

Keep your camera with you all the time

You can't capture your memory without some sort of camera. The trick for successful daily documenter is having a camera with you all the time. That is why smartphone camera has been one of my go to camera because I have my phone with me all the time. Invest in a good compact camera is also a good idea if you are aiming for quality. That is why I am loving taking photos with my SONY NEX-5 - it's light, compact and the picture quality is amazing.

Commit a time to write in your journal once a day

Sometimes it's not enough to only have your memory in photos. Having some sort of description about the photo, the feeling and the thought related to it, give the memory life. In 10 years, you might not remember why you took the photo in the first place. It's always a good idea to journal your memory. I used my DayOne app to document my journey.

The only trick is to set a side a time in the day to do so. DayOne app has a reminder that you can set to remind you to journal. So pick a time when you are less distracted and just write.

Don't be afraid of self portrait a.k.a selfie

Selfie has been getting a lot of negative review lately. It's the thing people make fun of and abuse. I have always been a fan of self portrait. Being a family photographer and the one behind the camera all the time, you need to self portrait a.k.a selfie to get yourself in the photo. You have a story to tell and you might as well do a selfie and tell the story yourself.

Invest in a photo printer

Having a tool that can print out your beautiful memories in an instant is always a good investment. I can see why my mom hate digital photos. She love having a hardcopy of the memory in an album where she can enjoy them anytime she like without having to plug in. In turns out she's right. Having something tangible that you can touch and hold brings out a different experience. It's totally amazing. I am loving my Canon Selphy CP900 and Instax Share SP-1 Printer. Both can print wirelessly and you get your memory printed out in a second.

The most important thing is to enjoy your Ramadan, be good to others and yourself and remember ALLAH always.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Photo prompt #9: 5 things

It's Monday I don't really feel like going to work. Suddenly I felt uninspired and unmotivated. The one think that I am looking forward today is taking my #ramadandaily photos. It's fun and it gave me great satisfaction. I love printing out the photos and slip them into my Project Life album. I wish I did print my last two years photos. I like looking at them on my blog but when I have all of them together in an album, it doesn't bring some kind of nostalgic and warm memories.

Challenge #9 : 5 things


For today prompt, I decided to gather all five of my favorite things this month and captured that. Some are new and some are old goodies. The new thing I am liking this month is my new Pink wrist watch, Mac Lipstick in Elegant Accent and SD card ipad connector.

Tomorrow prompt: Working
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. 


Be Strong

Pixelily Designs has two new kits for you to play with. It' fun, sunny and fill with fireworks! Yeah!!

#1. Collecting Moments: June
- Suitable for your daily photos layout or even your Project Life page

And this is a layout I made using the above Kit


#2. You're the Firework
- It's celebrating the fourth of July or anything that represent bravery or courage

And this is my layout using the above kit.

be strong-web


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Photo prompt #8: faceless selfie

Challenge #8 : Faceless selfie

I am not really creative when it comes to selfie. A faceless selfie is a little bit harder to capture. Does half face counted asa a faceless? Hehehhe.. Anyway this is us early in the morning and this is me trying to entertain a not so healthy two years old.
Tomorrow prompt: 5 things
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. 


Project 365 [Week Twenty Seven]

We are now in the third quarter of the year. That means half of the year is already gone and we are now moving forward to the next six months before the end of 2014. This week is also the first week of Ramadan and every thing is moving as usual and normal.  


day 181 - Second day of Ramadan and I am taking the day off. Spending it with my kids. And my little boy is so obsessed with "Upin dan Ipin".

day 181

day 182 - It’s July and we already enter the third quarter of the year. I am working today and since it’s already Ramadan and I know for sure the traffic is going to be horrific, I listen to audible in my car. I like listening to audible. It makes one hour drive went by pretty fast .

day 182

day 183 - I was super duper busy today. I got long meeting from morning until evening. I just realised that I only took a few photos today and most of it are of me. Every morning I plan to take lots of photo and document my a day in a life photos but somehow I just didn’t get a chance to follow through until the end.

day 183

day 184 - Suddenly I have another pink wrist watch on my wrist. My first watch for 2014. The only thing that I have been collecting since a few years ago. A pink watch.

day 184

day 185 - Report card time and it was an opportunity for me to go to my kids school and see their teachers. And I can get to bring them home with me .

day 185

day 186 - I never thought that outing with my two boys can be so much fun. Just the three of us, going to KLCC, find what we wanted and finished by 12 pm .

day 186

day 187 - My dear son is almost a young adult. He will be taking his SPM this year and some time next year he will be leaving home for collage.

day 187

These are my life in photos for week twenty seven.  So many things happened and if I don't take the time to document them I might miss a lot. I still believe when you took the time to document the every day and the good things that happened in your life, you will be more grateful. Just saying.

Do you join Project 365 this year?
 If you do linked up in the comment, I would love to 
see your work and a glimpse of your life in 2014 

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