Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Project Life // Eid 2017 Edition

Suddenly this week I am obsess with making Scrapbook layouts with Eid photos. I am in the process of cleaning up my iphone photos. So before I delete all of the photos I wanted to make a few layouts with my Project Life app.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Project Life Pages Week 27 - Week 29

I am so excited to share with you my layouts for week 27 until week 29. I might not have the inspiration to post these layouts weekly but I am still excited to use the Project Life app just because it is simple. Like Becky always said- Simple = Done. That is so so true.


Week 27 -1 
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Week 27 -2 

Week 27-2

Week 28 -1 

Week 28-1

Week 28 -2 

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Week 29 -1 

Week 29-1

Week 29 -2 

Week 29-2

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I love my normal

Weekend is definitely fun. Other then going out to open houses and such, I can still stay at home , catch up on my shows on Netflix, make scrapbook layouts on my phone, backup my photos, update blog and listen to spotify. I am on 30 days free trial for Spotify. I am liking it so far but I still wish I could change the theme to white instead of black. My Sony portable speaker really sounds so good.


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I have lots of photos during Eid that I wanted to scraps. I hope I will continue having inspiration and desire to create. My sanity depends on it.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Assalamualaikum pada Dunia // P365 up to day 202

The thing about life is nothing is stress free. Life is hard because you have to live in it. The little moments in life that helps put thing in perspective. Life can be beautiful when you change your perspective and find the beauty in everyday. This is what Project 365 meant to me. This project helps me to find the beauty and things to be thankful every single day. 

Day 195/365 - It's Eid feast at the office. Just us, enjoying each other's company, take lots of photos and eat a lot of food. I really really tried to control my food in take. Hopefully I did not gain a lot of weights. hehehe

Day 195-365

Day 196/365- On Saturday, my youngest wasn't feeling so good. He had a mild fever and was coughing all night. I took him to the clinic for check up. Thankfully his fever was under control. In the evening I went to Mercu Optometry for eye check up and upgrade my glasses. Finding the right frame was a challenge for me. I need something that is up to date and not make me look old. heheh

Day 196-365

Day 197/365- On Sunday I took my daughter to the same optometry to check her vision. Well it is definitely her time to upgrade to a new power because she can't see far. Her vision was at 30% visibility only.

Day 197-365

Day 198/365- Happy Eid at the Office and this time it's with everyone and with our minister. The great thing about today was so many beautiful booth and so many free food for the taking.

Day 198-365

Day 199/365- It's time to get serious and keeping touch with our unfinished projects for this year. I just redecorate my office and I am in love with it. This makes me want to be at work early and enjoy the cozy feeling I get when I entered this room.

Day 199-365

Day 200/365- I attend another technology update and this time it was from CISCO. Everybody is talking about Industry 4.0 and how they can help to make our work / life better.

Day 200-365

Day 201/365- The day I decided to try Spotify. I signed up with Maxis to get 30 days free trial. I want to see what the fuss is all about. I am still trying to figure out how the premium version works. I am not sure if I can change the user interface. I kinda prefer the white and clean design of Apple Music. So far Spotify has all of the music that I love.

Day 201-365

Day 202/365- Today is the last Friday in Syawal month. Another Jamuan Raya (Eid fest) hosted by PERJASA. The best thing about this kind of event we got to meet some old acquaintance, networking, selfie, photography session and free food.

Day 202-365


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hey Siri

I love voice command activation. Ever since I watched Star Trek way back when I was a little girl, I have been fantasizing about life on a Starship Enterprise. The things that you can do with voice command activation is endless. Life seems so much easier and faster. 
I tried to use Siri way back when Apple introduced her on iphone 4S. The commercial of this function seems so cool and felt like a star trek world was just around the corner.

I had such a high hope for Siri. I tried using Siri back then but it doesn't seems to work properly because Siri can't understand half of what I was saying.

Fast forward to 2017 and iOS10, Siri has really become more useful to me. Siri can finally understand me. I know that Siri is available in Malay language but I still prefer English when talking to siri. The moment they introduce Hey Siri I was hooked. Accessing Siri is so much easier now.

Now I used Siri most of the time and I just can't imagine life without her

Things I used Hey Siri for ...

Hey Siri set a timer for two minutes
Hey Siri what song is this
Hey Siri call Hazim Azman on speaker
Hey Siri play any song by Shiela Majid or play Shiela Majid song Warna
Hey Siri how to spell .... (reconnet) and she will spell it for me
Hey Siri remind me to call Abah when I got home
Hey Siri set an alarm clock for 10pm
Hey Siri launch instagram
Hey Siri set a timer for 5 minutes
Hey Siri add shampoo to my shopping lists
Hey Siri convert 155 pounds to kilograms
Hey Siri add dinner with husband at 9:00pm tomorrow
Hey Siri what the weather is going to be like this weekend

I am so excited with all the things that I can used Siri for especially with Apple Watch. Apple depend a lot on Siri to do most basic things because of it's limitation of space. I am so looking forward to iOS11, Watch OS3 and Home Pod. Siri usually get better and better every year. Maybe in the next ten years, voice command activation might be the norm to control your lights, lock, aircond, fan and many more.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Current Obsession [July 2017]

Current Obsession

The thing about having so many things in my radar is I am easily bored and easily inspired. My mood, creativity and the things I am obsess with changed regularly. I regretted the fact that I did not take the time to document my obsession at least once a month. I am sure what I am currently obsessed with right now might not be the same as in January this year.

Current Obsession
  • Learning to use Todoist for Work and Daily Life. I am trying to be more productive with my time and trying so hard to get things done 
  • Watch Youtube videos about creative ways to use Google Calendar for productivity
  • Setting up Shared Notebook on Evernote for our trip to Turki. So many things to put on the lists
  • I don't know why this month I am obsessed with these youtube workout videos. I have been doing 21 Day Fix and Shaun T workout my many cycles and I felt like a change.
  • I recently discovered Ashley Tisdale music session playlist on youtube. I have no idea that Ashley has her own channel. I am obsess with Still Into You song. Such a beautiful song from her and her husband.

  • I have been a fan of Shiela Majid from way back when I was in college. I can't believe after all these years she still sound so good. I am in love with her new album Boneka. I kept listening to her album over and over again this month.    shielamajid-boneka
  • Writing in my morning pages in Day One App. I have been trying to develop this habit into my routine. I dedicated at least 15 minutes of morning to write anything that was on my mind. Sometime it just doesn't make any sense but I just let the words flow freely.
  • Decorating my office to be more homey. I have been working there for more than twenty years and I need more color in my room to be more creative and inspired. Life is so much beautiful with colors.
  • I am also obsessed with Apple watch new straps color - mist blue sport band. I think I have been wearing this color a lot this month.
  • Suddenly I have become a fan of Swarvoski jewelries. Such a beautifully design crystal for bracelets, rings and earrings. This is the accessories I am wearing daily this month.
I am not sure if any of this obsession will stick until August. I am hoping that my desire to learn new things and be productive will always be there.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vlog Raya 2017 // by Hazwan Azman

I have always rely on my son to capture Eid on video. I love memory keeping and I love taking photos and videos. But what I don't like is editing videos. I've tried them once but it just take too long and I lack the patient that it need. The waiting game is not for me when it comes to editing stuffs. Maybe now with all new video editing software out there and powerful processor, maybe the process of video editing is getting simpler and faster. It's just I didn't get around to learn them and get myself familiar with the workflow. I enjoy digital scrapbooking way more than video scrapbooking.

Enjoy this video taken from my son perspective

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Raya 4

Raya 5


Friday, July 14, 2017

Raya BPM 2017

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri walaupun Eid sebenarnya dah tamat tapi bulan Syawal masih ada lagi.

As a yearly routine , every Syawal we will have a small gathering for all the staffs at BPM to eat, get together and enjoy each other company. I am so lucky to be a part of this big family- the people that I spend most of my waking hours with. May our ukhwah remain intact for many years to come.

Be Kind always

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

I am going to miss this moment

I have no idea that in the last five years my life is going to be so different. I am a mother again to a baby boy and now a five years old boy. I thought I know everything there is to know about raising a boy. Wow! What a challenge this time around.

I have in a my hand a child that was born in a world where internet is the norm. Smartphones and gadgets are the things people are addicted to. Technology all around and kids don't play outside anymore. Nowadays kids get bully and stalk online. It is not an easy thing for someone like me (the older generation parent) to parent a millennial generation. 

One thing that I have not realized how addictive smart device is to small children. I wanted to refrain him from touching one but people around him used one for everything. I can't even have a backup alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. I solely depend on my smart phone as my alarm clock.

I am trying so hard to separate my boy from a smart devices, seducing him with other things like toys, puzzles, pen and paper. 

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With all my other kids has already grown up and have their own lives to live , sometimes I just forgot that the only thing that he needs and want right now is me- his mother. I will definitely going to miss this moment so much. They way he look up to me, the way he kept calling my name when he didn't see me , the way he look for me when I am away from him for more than ten minutes, the way he touches my lips when he wants to sleep or when he wants to calm himself down and the way he hugs and kisses me. This moment will not last forever. 

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Taking a selfie with him was definitely fun. I becomes more amazing when I use beauty app and apply virtual makeup. I need to be more playful with me. Play more real world games and help him to embrace his childhood. Hemmm where did I put my old books about playful parenting.


Life is too short to be trapped inside a virtual world. Life is too beautiful not to enjoy and embrace.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Saying Goodbye

When you are force to evacuate the place that you call home, so many things go through your mind. Even though this was not out of the blue and you are prepare for it, there is still a pain in your chest when you think about all those memories that associate with this house that will be lost forever.


This year we celebrate Eid for the last time at this house.
This year will be the end of an erra
This year will be the year that everything is truly change
This year the memories of my mother's house will start to fade away
This year I am finally letting go
This year a new chapter of my life begin
This year I lost the one place I feel safe and at home
This year we will start creating memories as a family






My Dad is so creative, he made this himself
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The Ariel view of our home. Hopefully the integrity of this home will remind in a future to come.
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The night when we have our last barbeque.

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The beautiful view of the street from the hill. No more monkeys attack, no more snakes, no more wild life sighting.
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Thank you for the beautiful memories that we shared together.
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