Friday, June 12, 2015

#ramadandaily Photo Prompt 2015

Welcoming Ramadan with open heart, open mind and open arm. I am so excited and thankful that I am still here to celebrate Ramadan. It's one of the prestige privilege to be able to celebrate this holy month.

Aside from fasting and your constant devotion to Allah, take a few minutes a day to capture your Ramadan. It's a snap shot of what life is like right this moment. I did this challenge last year and it was so great to be able to pull out your camera and capture my life at that moment. 

These are the lists of photography prompts for this year:

1. 5 things : This first day of Ramadan is always fun. Try capture five things about the first that you like or things that represent your Ramadan 
2. Journal: take photo of your journal. 
3. Something pink: Something pink that you have 
4. Weather: Photo of something purple today. 
5. Daily Routine: Capture your Ramadan routine. It’s the fifth day of Ramadan and I am sure that by now you have finally set into your Ramadan routine 
6. Ramadan is for:  photo of what Ramadan means to you. 
7. Lucky: photo of something that represent lucky, something personal that you hold on to for so long. 
8. Must haves for Ramadan: Photos of your must haves for Ramadan
9. Favorite things: take a photo of your favourite things during Ramadan
10. To do Lists: Your todo lists for today
11. Collection: Things in your collection
12. Create: something you create today or this month
13. Letter R: things that stars with letter R or the Letter R itself
14. Shopping: Places you go shopping or things that in your shopping cart or things that you bought today
15. Selfie: Capture a photo of your self after fifteen days fasting
16. Storage: Anything that represent storage. Container you use for storage
17. Up: Look up. What do you see?
18Card : Your Eid Card
19. What’s for Iftar?: What do you have for Iftar today?
20. Down: Look down. What do you see? Zoom in if possible
21. You and Me: Capture your relationship either with your spouse, your kids or even with your hobby
22. Bag:  Your bag at the moment 
23. Book: What you are currently reading at the moment
24. In front of me: What do you see in front of you right now? Take out your camera and capture it
25. Gold: Look for something gold
26. Phone: Your current phone. 
27. Travel: Balik Kampung time. So don’t forget to capture things that represent travel
28. Hijab: Your hijab for Eid

29. Family: I cannot end this photo challenge without any photo of family. Ramadan is almost over and tomorrow is the celebration of victory. So take out your camera and shoot photos of your family right now. 

Don't forget to share your photos on instagram, twitter, Facebook or blog with #ramadandaily.

"Di kesempatan ini, saya ingin memohon maaf  to all my readers. Thank you for all your support and may Allah be with you always. Selamat menyambut Ramadan al Mubarak."

Thursday, June 11, 2015

#thursday3 [11.06.2015]

I am feeling super duper excited today just because I took the day off and spend it with my kids and my brother. Enjoying the school holidays with the kids.


#1. I watched Jurassic World Movie with the kids. It's fun and scary at the same time. I think I am going to watch this movie again.
#2. I am in week three with my Insanity Max 30 program. So tough. I am not sure why this week feels so much harder. I am very aware of my jiggly tummy. 
#3. I am still contemplating weather to order Erin Condren Life Planner 2015/2016 edition. I am still trying Kikki K A5 Planner. 

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 on instagram using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Digital Project Life [ Week 23]

For this week layout I used Desktop Kit from the in App Purchased in Project Life App. Keeping it simple is still my goal for the week. For the title I used Phonto app because I have more option for fonts.



To see what I did in 2014, see them all here in my flickr albums

Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

10 ways to prepare for Ramadan

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Ramadan is only about one week away and I am excited to meet the month of Ramadan again. As the Muslim there's a lot of things that you can do to prepare for the fasting month. Ramadan is more than about fasting, it's a spiritual journey, it's about your devotion to Allah and it's one of the path to Jannah. Each year we should determine to improve our practice and strength our faith. 

Here are 10 ways that you can do to prepare for Ramadan

#1. Learn or refresh our memories about the law and the benefits of fasting and the blessing of this holly month.
= Knowledge is power. It helps you to fully commit and worship Allah with open heart. Knowledge also gives meaning to everything that you do. 

#2. Practice waking up one hour earlier than usual
= Waking up early in the morning has it's own benefit. Other than preparing for Shoor and reciting Quran or praying, a lot of things can be done early in the morning like cleaning, planning and many more. So for this week try to set your alarm at least 30 minutes early than usual. Tell yourself to just get up.

#3. Recite Quran at least three time daily
= If we are not in the habit of reciting Quran daily, try to recite at least 10 verses. Keep increasing the verses daily. By the time Ramadan comes, Insya Allah you don't have any problem continuing reciting Quran.

#4. Exercise
= This might not be in anybody's lists but for me working out is as important as taking a bath. It is a battle between mind and body. I realised that by doing Insanity Max 30 workout helps me practice to tell my brain to push one more even though my body wants to quit. This exercise help me to prepare myself not only physically but mentally when you are tired during the day and all you can think about are those yummy cold ice tea.

#5. Restock on dates 
= I am starting to keep the habit of taking three to four dates daily. It helps my to maintain my energy through out the day. So it's a good idea to restock on dates so that when Ramadan comes I have lots of dates in stock to help keeping my energy up through out the day.

#6. Plan your activities for Ramadan from now 

= Ever since I got obsess with planning and all things related to it, I can't help but notice how much my life improve. Now I have beautiful planner to help me plan for my Ramadan. like Menu planning, what to have for Sahur and Iftar, when to schedule my workout session, time for Tarawikh, reciting Quran and all the Dua's. 

#7. Reduce eating during the day
= Start from today try to reduce your food intake during the day. Eat smaller portion and drink lots of water. In a week your stomach might get used to smaller portion of food and won't be craving for more. 
Eating less should also be your goal for Ramadan. With limited time to eat I don't think we will have enough time to eat. There are so many things and activities that you can do during the night.

#8. Write a gratitude journal
= One of the ways to cleanse your heart, document your gratitude. Be thankful with what you have. Put all the gratitudes on writing can help you focus on what you have and not on what you don't have.

#9.  Groceries shopping
= With you menu planning, comes the groceries shopping lists. Try to buy all the necessary ingredients before Ramadan. Shopping on an empty stomach is definitely not a good idea because you tend to buy more than you need.

#10.  Ask for forgiveness and forgive others
 = It's definitely a good idea to ask for forgiveness and forgive others especially among family members. Call your parents and your extended family. Be charitable and compassion as much as we can.

I am taking this opportunity to wish all my Muslim readers Happy Ramadan and may this Ramadan be better than before. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Related post you might like

i. 5 ways to document your Ramadan

ii. 20 things you can do this Ramadan

iii. Ramadan Goals 2013

iv. 8 useful apps for Ramadan

Monday, June 8, 2015

Project 365 [ Week 23]

Every time when June comes I've always feel amaze by how fast the days go by. I can't even contemplate how time keep moving forward regardless what happened. Not even once time stood still when disaster strike.   


DAY 152- I love school holidays. The traffic were amazingly light and I got to have lunch with my kids. And selfie is a must when I and my daughter meet for lunch.
day 152

DAY 153- Second day of the week, I was a little bit busy at work. We have our annual Mini Lab Portal 2015. The requirement for 2015 is a little bit tougher. I do hope that we can maintain our standard and quality portal to the public.
day 153

DAY 154- I am doing listersgottalist challenge again this month. This time around I am doing the project using GoodNotes and my iPad. Read this if you want to learn how I did this.
Day 154

DAY 155- By Thursday I was so tired and I had a fever. I just can't go through the day at the office anymore. I went home early to see a doctor about my headache and fever.
Day 155

DAY 156- I was so glad to get the day off to recuperate. Life is moving way too fast for me at the moment. By evening I was feeling so much better, so I decided to make a lists today. Since this time around I am doing my lists in GoodNotes I can do this challenge anywhere, any time.
Day 156

DAY 157- Saturday is always the best day for me. Getting the whole family together at one time is not an easy thing to do especially when your kids have grown up and have activities of their own.
day 157

DAY 158- It would be weekend if I did not spend it at one of the shopping mall near by. I went to KLCC and Typo. Love the Hello Kitty theme. I just wish my daughter is with me.
day 158

These are my life in photos for week twenty thirty for 2015  . 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 2015 
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