Saturday, July 23, 2016

PL Once Upon A Time

There was a little girl who believes in magic, who thinks that she can do anything she puts her mind to. Suddenly one day that little girl grew up, her dream was crushed and life has a way of taking over.

She is now stuck in a world that she did not want and she is trying her very best to do the right thing and be happy. Happiness has been s constant battle. Her main goal now is to be happy.

And this makes her happy. The end.


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"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Introducing Salina Ali Creations

Ever since I lost 5 kg in the last few weeks, I have been looking for a new outfit to wear. Most of my outfit feel a lot loose and uncomfortable to wear. Before Eid I decided to try Salina Ali Creation in size M and I am happy that I can fit into this dress perfectly. 


I received a lot of complement from people at work when I wore this dress to work. Most of them asked me where I got them and how much it cost. Well, I am happy to say that this dress is from Salina Ali Creations, collaboration of two sisters that create something beautiful and pretty.
"Salina Ali Creations specialise in Pukal Beads, Bridal collection, embellishment and self collection that are each handmade per order.  They are committed to providing personal customer service and high quality custom created beading at fabulous prices! They started to make ready to wear collection starting this year and will be adding more collection in the near future. Each dress has it's own personal unique beads design and they also accept special request from customer

To order you can contact or follow their instagram @salinaali_rtw for more sample of their work."


ENJOY and Happy Shopping !!! 


Thursday, July 21, 2016

#thursday3 [21.07.2016]

It has been awhile since the last time I document #thursday3 all about me facts. It's about time I start. I feel like I have been missing a lot about random and daily things that happened to me in the last few weeks.


1. I caved in a bought the new Erin Condren planner 2016-2017 in neutral. I am in love with the new design.

2. I am obsessed with all things fitness. Finally an obsession that is good for my health but maybe not so good for my wallet.

3. I have to update my clothing. Most of what I have are big for me to wear comfortably.

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." -

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

5 lessons I learned from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I have read this book many years ago when I was a young executive and a young mother trying to make sense of everything. Back then life was so much simple, internet was just started and a lot of people were still scared of computer. The was relevant to my work life and my home life.

Eighteen years later, the world has changed and evolved from Industrial worker to information and knowledge worker, I decided to read Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey again and listen to the audiobook to see if the principle still relevant. Wow! I felt like reading the book for the first time. I've forgotten some of the things I learned in the book and some habits become more clear and more relevant now.

These are five lessons that I learned from the book

1. All seven habits are connected to each other
Before you can master habit Think Win/Win you need to master Habit 1, Habit 2 and Habit 3 . It took a proactive person to begin everything with the end in mind and to know the art of putting first thing first. 

2. These are what Islam has taught us for centuries
We were taught that the purpose of our lives is to worship Allah, nothing less and nothing more. (Begin with the End in Mind). In order to do so we have to Be Proactive, do things that get us closer to Allah. Put First thing first is also the principle that was taught to us, every little things like wudu, there are rules and order that we have to follow. Reading this book has definitely make me closer and closer to Allah. Alhamdulillah

3. I understand Synergy better
Back then I was not so sure what Synergy really means. What does it mean by the sum is greater than it's individual part? Now I understand, synergy is celebrating our differences, work together as a team and finding a new and better ways of doing things. This definitely a habit that I would like to improve on.

4. I understand the important of Emotional Bank Account
I totally forgot about the emotional bank account. I am not the kind of person who can easily deposit to emotional bank account. I really need to improve the skill and technique to do so. The more you deposit into the Emotional bank account of that person the more easier it is to implement the Seven habits.

5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
I think this habit is one of the hardest habit for me. Understanding other people is not an easy thing for me to do because I always feel misunderstood most of the time. I have a lot of internal issues that I need to resolve. By reading this book I have a better understanding about myself and all of the things that I need to do to improve and be a better person. 

If you have not read the book or have read the book years ago, I highly recommend that you read this book again. This book might change your life!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Focus on health

I am obsessed with hitting 10,000 steps goal per day since April when I decided to invest in Fitbit Alta. Back then my main reason for getting the Fitbit Alta was to monitor my sleeping pattern but it has turn into an obsession. 

I am very good with keeping up with the daily step goal but when Ramadan comes it gets harder and harder to reach 10,000 steps daily because I was not very active during the day and during the night I was busy with other stuffs.

When Syawal came it gets much more harder to reach the daily step goal and maintain my weight lost because I was not in my normal routine. Traveling and eating Eid foods have contributes to my sedentary routine and weight gain during long holidays. 

I am happy that now I am finally on my normal routine. I am able to get back into my fitness routine and my normal eating habits. I decided to continue doing 21 day fix extreme Round 4 and T25 Focus Beta/Gamma daily. My goal is to increase my heart rate for at least 50 minutes daily.

I have successfully achieve my weight lost goal during Ramadan which is 56kg and in one week I have managed to gain 2 kg. So I decided to set a new goal which is to get my weight to 55kg by August. I think it's an achievable goal. I am thinking of doing Insanity Max 30 again after I have finished with 21 day fix extreme. I need to find a way to burn more calories without pushing my daily steps count to 16,000 daily. I might add heavier weight lifting program in the mix. I am thinking of doing Jari Love Get Ripped routine in the mix.

I am so glad that I have a planner for me to document my journey and write things down. I am also happy that I choose FOCUS as my one little word for this year. FOCUS really help me to get things done and achieve my goal one day at a time.

I am still not sure about calories in and calories out and how to control what I eat, I am still learning and discovering things about myself and the food that I consume. My next mission would be to create a healthy recipes for me.

So far I am feeling so much more happy and fit. I love my new lifestyle. Say YES to health and say YES to FITNESS.

"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Part of cultivating a good life is be happy

I am a happy person in general. I like happy and beautiful things. I am always looking for happy things and doing things that makes me happy.

Last week I was hit by a tornado - someone from my passed accused me of doing something bad years ago even though it was not true. These hurtful words can easily hurt me if I am not careful. I have a decision to make- I can either reply hurtful words back to that person and get suck back into their crazy world or I can ignore the accusations and decide to be happy instead (and make a police report to protect myself). After all happiness is a decision. Decide to be happy no matter what. Never give other people the permission or the power of your own happiness. This is the lesson that I have learned and it's not easy to do. It takes a lot of will power to control your reaction and your emotion when you feel like you have been wronged.

When life hit me with some lemon, I decide to make some lemonade. 

These are a few things that I did to be happy instead of obsessing over revenge or something like it.

#1. Focus on Du`a - Allah is the one you turn to for help and guidance. I believe that Allah will protect me and help me when I am in despair. Du`a is where I find peace and happiness. Never put your faith in human, put your faith in Allah.

#2. Salaah Tawbah - The more pain and hardship you face in live try to be humble by praying. Pray Salaah Tawbah a lot because asking for forgiveness is a path to peace and happiness

#3. Forgiveness - Forgive others who have wronged you. Forgiveness is for your soul and your peace of mind. It's a recipe for a happy and peaceful life

#4. Recite Quran - the more you feel hurt and angry about other people, about life, the more verses of Quran you recite. Believe me there's no cure for your broken heart other than reciting the words from Allah. Quran is the medicine to feel happy and be happy

#5. Exercise - there's something about exercise that release a happy hormone. I can never be sad after a great workout. The more I exercise the more alive and happy I feel.

#6. Scrapbooking - this is one of the best therapy for me. Creative outlet for me to express myself. All those beautiful scrapbook kits can make me smile

#7. Journaling - the best way to release all of my negative emotions are through journaling. Writing things out or getting things out of my head can help me sleep at night. I don' t really like to keep bad emotion and bad thoughts on my mind for long because it really weighs me down. Journaling always help me to see things more clearly

#8. Watch Netflix or hulu - I can't never get enough of Netflix and hulu. Watching all those TV shows or movies can help me escape my reality a bit. It's a good way to see different perspective of life.

#9. Read a good book - I love reading. There's nothing like it

#10. Dance - Get your body moving to a rhythm can be therapeutic. Dance like no one's watching



What do you usually do when things get hard, when life gets hard? Do you go for revenge or forgiveness?

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