Saturday, July 18, 2015

Trauma by Michael Palmer and Danial Palmer // the Review

First of all this is the first book of Michael Palmer that I have ever read. I do have his Extreme Measure book but never really got a chance to read it yet. I was a little bit surprise to find out that this book was released two years after his death and I think his son finished up the book for him.

I only have the audiobook version of the book. I can't find the hardcopy book anywhere here. 

The narrator of the book was good and I have no trouble follow the story.

What this book is about?

"Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity.
What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives.
When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation.
Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life." excerpt from

What do I think about the book?
-I am always a sucker for medical thriller book. Robin Cook is my favourite author in this genre.
- I like and care about Carrie. She is a good surgeon who makes mistakes and she try very hard to redeem herself.
- the story about military and PTSD was not something I really like or enjoy reading. It's so stressful.
- I am not sure the technique they used to cure PTSD is believable. 
- the technical details explain in this book makes me think about Greys Anatomy. Somehow I saw Meredith Grey when Carrie talk about the surgery

I recommend this book if you like Michael Palmer and Robin Cook book. It's a pleasant read.

Currently reading: A Faint Cold Fear by Krin Slaughter

Friday, July 17, 2015

10 things to document this Eid

The memory keeper in me won't keep quiet. I have been thinking  a lot about memory keeping lately. I always find a way to take photos, make a blog post or even write something in my journal. I just don't want life to pass me by without some kind of recognition or without me noticing.

So naturally I want to make the time to document my Eid celebration this year. I know it will not be the same without my mother and I don't know if I can be happy. Nevertheless I am going to make it my personal mission to find the good and the joy in every thing. Consciously making an effort to  smile and be happy.


              HERE ARE 10 THE THINGS THAT YOU              
         SHOULD DO TO DOCUMENT YOUR EID             

#1. Family

As always during this festive season we gather together with our big, extended family which we seldom meet. This is the perfect time to catch up, take photos and be happy together. Try to get a few shoots of family interact with each other, the expression of their faces and the family member.

#2. Clothing

Clothing has become one of the things that are going to be new and colorful during Eid. Taking photos of that can really be a gem in the long run. 

#3. Food

Food is also one of the main thing people focus on this day. Don't foget to take what food is on the table that day. Going macro is going to be more fun and meaningful too.

#4. Your morning routine during Eid

Document the little things about your morning routine like things you do, things you say, food that you eat, and many more. This mundane routine can be a treasury in the year to come. 

#5. Document what Eid means to you

What you are thankful for and all the things related to it. 

#6. Your makeup look

I alway reinventing myself and changing up my style. I am sure are going to take lots of photo that showcase my look. I would probably take a few photos of my new makeup that I have purchased for Eid.

#7. Kids

If you have kids in the house, don't forget to capture that. 

#8. Screen capture Eid wishes that you received on your phone.

In this age we received a lot of Eid card wishes on our phone. It will be ashamed not to try and document them. It's part of the lifestyle right now. 

#9. All about you

You are unique in so many ways. I'm sure ten years from now you will look back to Eid 2015 and say to yourself I was here and I had a great life! It's also a chance for you to leave your legacy in your own word.

#10. What makes this Eid different than the previous year?

I learned this the hard way. I took for granted for what I had with me for so long that I don't even make the time to properly document them. Now that my mother is gone, I kinda feel the lost. I have so many questions that left unanswered like how does she makes Peanut butter cookies that taste so yummy. How does she makes rendang daging that was so juicy and tender?

So this year I am not going to let these small details left unnoticed. I might take my planner with me or I might not. But one thing is for sure I am going to write down something about this Eid what makes it different.


XOXO ~~ hanizeyecandy

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Photo Prompt #29: Family

Day 29: Family

It's the last day of Ramadan. This is usually the time for 'balik kampung' and family gathering. This was us on the way back home. 
[Note: Photo taken with iPhone 6 plus and edited with Pic Tap Go app ]

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.

Preparing for Eid 2015

Alhamdulillah we are on the last day of Ramadan. Hopefully yours were full with many blessing and happiness. I don't know why but this Ramadan moves a little bit faster than usual. I can't believe that today is the last day of fasting. Tomorrow Muslim all over the world will celebrate Eid.

I may not be feeling any excitement with this coming Eid but for the sake of celebration of our victory of Ramadan, I am going to make an effort to be happy and enjoy.

Eid 2014

Things to look forward to this coming week
                - A Faint Cold Fear
                - iJustine
                - Bum Rap
                - Someone Out there

In case I don't not have a chance to update during Eid, I would love to wish my Muslim readers, Happy Eid and Malay reader " Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#thursday3 [15.07.2015] dan Photo Prompt #28: Hijab

#ramadandaily and #thursday3 combo 

Welcome to another instalment of #thursday3 project one day earlier. Today is my last day of work before taking a long Eid holiday. I am sad and excited at the same time. It's hard saying goodbye to Ramadan. 



#1. I am trying this new look with a new hijb/shawl. I am still learning. Wearing this style takes effort and a little bit more time.

#2. I am starting to get suck into doodling world. I find that it's not hard to follow when I have something to copy. I have been doodling like crazy in my journal lately.

#3. I am glad that I have finished reading Trauma by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer. Right now I am reading A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter. This is my second book by this author. So far I am liking it.

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


Challenge #28: Hijab

As I mention before, I am trying a new look and style with this long shawl. There are so many like it in the market. Finding the right one has been a challenge for me. 
[Note: Photo taken with iPhone 6 plus and edited with Pic Tap Go app ]

Tomorrow prompt: Family

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.

Digital Project Life [Week 28] and more

Ever since I used my #listersgottalists layout page in my Project Life layout I was totally hooked to the idea. It's the fastest and the easiest way include some journaling into my page. For week 27 I still used Project Life app with Olive Digital Kit from the app.


Week 28a
Week 28b
Week 28aWeek 28b

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.

Every since I discovered that I can do more with my phone in terms of scarpbooking, I have been making my layouts right on my phone. 

New Look - I used Project Life App for this layout

New Look

Something New - I used PicStich app to make this layout. I usually used PicStitch app when I want different template for my layout.

Something New

listersgottalist - And for this one I used Project Life app again


Hopefully you are inspired to try mobil scrapbooking. I am sure going to scrapbook on the go during Eid. Can't wait.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Photo Prompt #27: Travel

Challenge #27: Travel

Day 27
Ever since I discovered that Kindle is available in my country, I have been hauling a few books from Kindle store. I will be taking these books with me when traveling back home. No more boring hours when there's no internet or bad connection. 
[Note: Photo taken with iPhone 6 plus and edited with Afterlight App and Pic Tap Go app ]

Tomorrow prompt: Hijab

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. 

#listersgottalists July 2015 // Part 2

Hello my lovely readers. WELCOME to part 2 of #listersgottalist July challenge. I am so happy to be doing this challenge. This helps me to journal or write stuffs on a daily basis. This is one of memory keeping - capture life on lists - that I am so excited to participate.

---> I made the lists using GoodNotes app for iPad <--- font="">
If you want to learn how I made a page like this, check out my tutorial here.

To download this month list, head on to for the full lists.

DAY 6 - DAY 14


LIST 6 - JULY 2015


LIST 7 - JULY 2015


LIST 8 - JULY 2015


LIST 9 - JULY 2015


LIST 10 - JULY 2015


LIST 11 - JULY 2015


LIST 12 - JULY 2015


LIST 13 - JULY 2015


LIST 14 - JULY 2015

I hope you are feeling inspired and keep continue listing. Don't stop even when you think you are behind.



- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, July 13, 2015

Photo Prompt #26: Phone

Challenge #26: Phone

Day 26: Phone

It's amazing how a gadget/technology that you use today might not be the same one, a year from now. I wonder what this phone would look like one year or even two years from now. 
[Note: Photo taken with iPad mini 2 and edited with Afterlight App and Pic Tap Go app ]

Tomorrow prompt: Travel

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 28

I am nervous. I have no idea what my Eid would be like. A lot has changed and I am not sure if I like the change. I don't know how to feel and how to act. It feels awkward.

Week 28 was an interesting one for me. First I was carless for most of the week. I like that I don't have to drive to work but not able to go anywhere I want, when I want , it's not something I like.
Hopefully by this week I will have my car back.


DAY 187- I have finally got my Erin Condren Life Planner 2015/2016 in my hand. I am excited to be playing and planning with this planner. I intend to use this more for blog planning and weight loss journey. My work and my project will go into my Key Life Planner 2015 from

Day 187

DAY 188- Trying my new hijab. I am not sure if I like it or not. I takes a lot of practice to get it right.

Day 188

DAY 189- With my son, at night and I was trying to feed him dinner. Not very corporative when it comes to selfie.

Day 189

DAY 190- Going to work with my son. I like that I don't have to worry about traffic today.

Day 190

DAY 191- This was what my planner looks like today. I love to doodle and this way I got to doodle away without worry about running out of space.

Day 191

DAY 192- Saturday - I wanted to go out with my husband but this little guy knows that I am going out and he would not let me go without him.

Day 192

DAY 193- Hunting for the perfect hijab. Since my 'baju kurung' was plan, I need a pattern hijab to balance out the outfit.

Day 193

These are my life in photos for week twenty eight 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 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Photo Prompt #25: Gold

Challenge #25: Gold

Day 25
I am not usually a person who like Gold color. But for some reason this year I am digging gold color on my watch, my iPad, my iPhone and even my planner. Love my new watch from Michael Kors. 
[Note: Photo taken with iPhone 6 plus and edited with Afterlight App and Pic Tap Go app ]

Tomorrow prompt: Phone

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. 

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