Saturday, August 2, 2014

#thursday3 [31.07.2014]

I totally forgot to post #thursday3 post on Thursday. I had such a busy week with Eid, visiting and family matter. 



#1. I am still reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. It is a thick book and there are so many characters introduced. I thought a lot about Gaza while I was reading the book. It is so similar in many ways. 

#2. Celebrating Eid with my family. This year wasn't as great and as fun as last year. I didn't take as many photos as I would have like and there's a lot of family drama happening

#3. Wearing shawl and half moon shawl is not an easy task. It took me more than 15 minutes to get it right. Urgh!!!!

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

Friday, August 1, 2014

August is for...

August is for

Here is my lists/goals for August 2014
  • I am so behind with my One Little Word for July so this month I plan to revisit my word and really dig deep. I am also planning to do my one little word assignment for August in August

  • Finished up my #ramadandaily photo album and share them here.

  • Continue the ramadandaily album with eiddaily album

  • Fast for six days this month

  • Organize my photos and upload them to flickr for my July photos.

  • Make Project Life layouts for week 30 - week 32

  • Register for 30 days of list September by next week

  • Write, write and write some more

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    Do you make specific goals?
    Do you like making goals?

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    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    July Favorites



    • This month is all about Ramadan. The best month of the year. I am excited that this year I decided to do #ramadandaily. A photo a day in Ramadan and document it.  I made another #ramadandaily photo prompt .
    • During Ramadan I used these 8 useful apps to help me managed my life better.
    • I do a book haul. This is my first book haul ever. And I am loving it. I totally forgot how exciting it was to buy books.
    • I also made this book wish lists for July. So far I only got an ebook version of the book. I somehow didn't have the time to haul books during Ramadan. I might make up hauling in August.
    • I am beyond excited that I got to finished reading three books in June and I've finished reading four books in July so far. Last year I can't even finished reading one book in a year. This is definitely a big accomplishment for me.
    • And I also finished Ignite Me in July. I love this book. It reminds me a lot of Twilight Series.
    • Finally I've print out my Project Life 2014 [Week 1 - Week 27]. I am so excited to have a hardcopy of my project. Something tangible I can hold and share with my children. 

    I hope you had an amazing July and discover many new favorites. I am looking forward to a beautiful August, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars and more photos for Project Life 2014.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    August TBR [To Be Read]

    August is just upon us. Since we are all in Eid mode, I decided to make an entry that has nothing to do with Eid. I am not sure if I can finished the 5th wave by the end of July but I am sure determine to finished it in early August.


    In the last book haul I bought a lot of books from various bookstore locally and also from So before I buy more books in August I am sure intend to read some of the books I bought in August. I would be nice to cross a few books from my collection.

    Books To Be Read in August

    #1. Divergent by Veronica Roth 
    "In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself." excerpt from
    I am not sure if I want to see the movie first or read the book first. I usually don't really care which one comes first.

    #2. Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth 
    "One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love." excerpt from

    #3. The 9th Girl (Kovac and Liska) by Tami Hoag 
    "On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman is found brutally murdered—the ninth so far this year in a string of grisly slayings. Homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska fear that it’s the work of a serial killer they call Doc Holiday, a transient who has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska uncover the truth, they find that the monsters in the ninth girl’s life may live closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil—the devil you know or the devil you don’t?" excerpt from

    #4. The Cuckoo's Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbriath 
    "After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man" excerpt from

    Currently reading

    #1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 
    The story about Alien Invasion. It's a little bit scary and depress. I am still on chapter 16 and things get pretty hopeless so far. This story makes me think about what happened in Gaza. It feel like Israel is the Alien that try to Invade Gaza by wiping out the Palestine bit by bit.

    #2. The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson
    This might be my new favourite series. I had so much fun reading Unlucky 13 and I enjoy the characters so much. Might collect all thirteen books.

    That is all for now. How is your Eid celebration? Do you have fun? Do you still make time to read during the holiday?

    Raya oh raya

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    My Life in a book Tag

    I saw this tag while browsing youtube. I love doing tag especially when I am busy and planning a few schedule posts in advance.

    My Life in a book Tag

    #1- What is the first book you remember reading?
    I don't think I can recall that far behind. But I think I remember reading fairy tales story book and Famous Five series by Enid Blyton.

    #2- What books make up your childhood?
    ---Sweet Valley High series. I remember way back when buying these books were thr highlight of my week.

    #3- What's the first book series you devoured?
    ---Twilight series... I am totally obsessed. I even named my car Edward... Heheh

    #4- What book you have or could have read over and over again?
    Definitely The Firm by John Grisham. I think I have read it three times

    #5- What books take you back to a certain point in your life and why?
    Nancy Drew. I remember when I was growing up that I want to be just like Nancy Drew. Solving cases and have fun doing it.

    #6- What book changed your life or could at least changed someone else?
    The happiest baby on the block by Dr Harvey Karp. I wish I've found this book 17 years ago and this can really help me deal with newborn and baby

    #7- If you could read one book for the rest of your life, which book would it be?
    No question, it would be Quran. The one and only book that you need to lead a happy and safe life.

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    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri // Happy Eid

    Happy Eid to all my Muslim reader. Today we celebrate the day of victory and worshipping Allah in any way that we can.I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my Muslim friends and reader “Happy Eid Mubarak” / Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin. May this Syawal brings you joy and happiness. Remember ALLAH always!


    Today is the first day of Shawwal, which means the month of Ramadan is no longer with us. It's the month of victory and also the month of forgiveness.
    Here are a few things that we can do during the first day of Shawwal and the rest of the month to enrich and increase our awareness of this beautiful month.

    #1. Don't forget to Recite Takbeerat from that night of the first Shawaal until the day of the first Shawwal
    #2. Zakat eid fitra
    #3. Wake up early in the morning -- don't go back to sleep after Solah Fajar
    #4. Take a shower early in the morning
    #5. Clean your teeth with a brush
    #6. Put on your clean and best available clothes
    #7. Wear perfume
    #8. Eat sweet food especially dates before Eid Prayer
    #9. Solah Eid Fitri in the mosque near you
    #10. Plan to fast six days in the month of Shawwal
    #11. Take photos 
    #12. Call your friends and family
    #13. Don't eat too much

    What do you usually do during the first day of Shawwal?
    Do you have any family ritual that you do on this day?

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    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Photo prompt #29: Family

    Challenge #29: Family 

    The internet connection is not so good here. These is us, one family traveling to our hometown -- mine and my hubby. My kids are so excited to celebrate with the whole family. They are looking forward to meet their cousins.
    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 thirty]

    It was such a crazy and tragedy week for us Malaysian. We were shocked by the news of MH17 crashed and burn because the flight was mistakenly shoot down by some terrorist. Seriously?!!! It was a commercial flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia. 297 passengers died that day {17 July 2014}. It felt surreal just 132 days ago, MH370 missing and we are still mourn the lost and now this. What is happening to the word? Are we being bullied and we don't even know it. 

    I am so thankful and glad that I am alive today and still can appreciate my life little details. This is what Project 365 is all about. Capture the everyday.


    day 202 - I am trying to make an entry about apps that is useful during Eid. And I just need a photo to go with it. The Awesome Note app on my iPad which sync beautifully with my iPhone via Evernote.

    day 202

    day 203 - Today is the day we host a monthly assembly. We try to make it as simple as possible and at the same time make an impact. We also take a group photo for Eid.
    day 203

    day 204 - I am trying to wear a shawl from Ariani. I have never a fan of shawl but sometimes I need to change a look and see how I feel about it now. I just love the material. It is soft and light. The colour is pretty too.
    day 204

    day 205 - I am in packing mode. I really hate packing. Deciding what things to bring is a really hard thing to do. That is why I have to pack at least one day early just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I just need to make a go to lists of the things that I need so that I don't over pack.
    day 205

    day 206 - Since I am not on my way back to my hometown, I spent the day shopping and window shopping. Finally I got a chance to go to Bangi Gateway. So many clothes, shawl and food here. I just can't choose I also saw this "wall" tribute to Gaza and MH17 here. It's nice that people do care about what happened outside their world.

    day 207 -On our way back to my hometown. Balik Kampung time.


    day 208 - The last day of Ramadan. It's not easy saying goodbye to Ramadan. Life is so much easier in Ramadan.

    Edited with Phonto.
    These are my life in photos for week thirty.  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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