Friday, November 6, 2015

10 things // Planning your perfect vacation

The school holiday is coming and I'm sure a lot of us are planning a vacation with the family. If you have not done any planning before it can be a bit over whelming at first. So many things to do and so many things to check off the lists before the dream vacation can be a reality. 

Having a planner or tools (like Evernote) really helps with the process of gathering information and storing them at one place for easy access.

10 things planning perfect vacation



#1. Decide where you want to go

This is the first step. Deciding on where you want to go will determine how much cost you need to allocate for the trip and it will also determine how long you want to stay

#2. The duration of your stay

The duration of your stay will determine how long you need to apply for leave of absence from work and will determine you trip itinerary

#3. Check the local weather and temperature

This is especially important if you are going to a place that has four seasons or at a place around mountains area. This will determine what kind of clothing you will bring with you.

#4. Check in advance the local prayer time

The is super important because you need to plan your trip according to prayer time. This  information will also gives you an idea what is the time of sunrise and sunset.


For a muslim a compass is a must. One essential thing that you need to make sure that you do every single day no matter where you are is pray five times a day. You need to know where is Qibla and a compass help you to do that. It helps to be prepare.


This is only relevant if you are planning oversea trip. You have to make sure that your passport is valid for the next 6 months. And don't forget to check if the country requires visa to enter.

#7. Plan your Itinerary if possible up to the hours and the minute 

It's all about timing. When you plan your itinerary check also travelling time from your hotel to the place you are going. 

#8. Check of halal food in the area

Now it' not hard to find halal food. If possible opt for halal food. If you can cook at your hotel or apartment, it's a good idea to cook yourself. 

#9. Journal or notebook

The memory keeper in me can't ignore this. I need a place to document my journey as it happened. Having a notebook and a plan of what I want to document a head of time will ensure that I don't miss out on anything.

#10. Make a list of every thing

If you like me and you seems to forget stuffs immediately after you think of them, it's about time you make a lists. There's no such thing as making too much lists. I made a master lists of all the things that I need to make the trip happen, lists of all the places I want to go, lists of things to bring on the trip either in my carry on or in my suitcase, lists of makeup to bring, lists of things/memorabilia you want to put in your journal and many more.

I hope this lists will help you during your planning stage. There are a lot of things to consider when you are planning a trip especially when you have small kids to bring along.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Digital Project Life Week 44

For Week 44 I decided to used a template I created with Adobe Photoshop. I missed making a layout with my computer. There's nothing like typing on your keyboard and clicking your mouse to create.

I used iDSD Grab bag by Pixelily Designs which you can grab at GingerScraps Store on November 6th 


Week 44a-web

Week 44b-web

Week 44a-webWeek 44b-web

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, November 3, 2015

Celebrating iDSD with Pixelilly Designs

I am always excited when we celebrate International Scrapbook Day and Digital Scrapbook Day. This means sales and lots of cute and beautiful kits for grabs. 

If you have been eyeing Pixelily Designs for awhile now is a great time to grab them. At 50% off who can pass it up? Right?! Head on to Ginger Sraps and Gottapixel now!

I have been A CT member for awhile and I have been very happy to play with her kits. Such a talented lady.

These are a few layouts I made using her kits which can be found at Gottapixel and Gingerscraps store.

#1. Don't Stop Believing


#2. Enjoy The Little Things


#3. Love for donut


#4. Too Cute 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Project 365 [Week 44]

Week forty four clearer and the air is much more breathable. I do hope that the haze incident is behind us for good.


DAY 299- Ady got his iPhone 6s Plus Rose Gold last Saturday. We hijacked his phone and took a selfie.

Day 299

DAY 300- I was a little bit disappointed that I missed the delivery of my new iPhone. I called the delivery service and arranged for pick up the next morning. Somehow my son was feeling tired and sleep and it's only 8:00 pm

Day 300

DAY 301- The new iPhone 6s Plus in Gold is finally in my hand. A lot of people asked my why not Rose Gold. Somehow I like the Gold color better for the iPhone.

Day 301

DAY 302- Love watching him played with his lego collection.

Day 302

DAY 303- Lunch at Secret Resipi, celebrating friends and friendship. It's Ady last day at F41 position. He got promoted to F44 starting next week.

Day 303

DAY 304- I just can't get enough with selfie. The two of us at the apartment.

Day 304

DAY 305- And finally Sunday came and I got a chance to do journaling and watching Amy Tangerine youtube channel.

Day 305

These are my life in photos for week forty four 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, November 1, 2015

November is for

Wow is November already. In a few weeks we will be entering 2016. I can't believed that this year is ending. Anyway I am eternally grateful for all the blessing in my life this year. 

November is for

  • Cize the End of Exercise is here will be the workout I am into this month. Can't wait to master all the moves
  • We are going for a week vacation to Gold Coast Australia. I am super excited about the trip.
  • reading goal this month is to read Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. Can't wait to start reading the book. I might add Vengeance in Death and Pretty Girls to TBR pile this month. I haven't touch that book in October.
  • it's my daughter birthday month. She will be thirteen.
  • Apple TV perhaps. I am definitely get myself one but I am still not sure if November is a good month to buy one. We will see.
  • enjoying photography with iPhone 6s plus. I just got the phone and I haven't got a chance to really enjoy photographing with this phone
  • preparing a journal notebook for my Australia trip. I am thinking of bringing my instax share with me and probably doing a little bit of pasting and journaling during the trip
  • I decided to use my FiloFax Domino A5 planner for 2016 with Kikki K inserts. I am looking forward to set it up ahead of time.
  • I am obsessing over Episodes TV Shows. This month I will marathon and finished season 3. Thankfully it's only 9 episodes per seasons
  • creating more Project Life layouts for the rest of November
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