Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ramadhan ends Syawal came along.

Ramadhan month has finally ended last two days. I wish I wouldn't ever have to say goodbye. I don't want to. I just wish Ramadhan month is 2 months in a row. I don't feel satisfied because I haven't really achieve my target that is to change for the better and hoped that it will last until forever and maybe better but I didn't. I did a lot of bad things during this month, I didn't treat family well,esp my mom. I said bad things about my friends. I didn't go tarawikh as frequent as I did last year, I didn't get to fast everyday in the month well, that is for a reason. Therefore, I felt really dissapointed with myself. I didn't really really appreciate this month. I didn't really acknowledge it. I didn't really get the chance to do some good deeds. How awful I felt I am. How I wish I could rewind back to where Ramadhan was about to started. It has already ended, no point of regretting it now. As the Malay saying goes 'Rice has turned into Porridge'. (direct translation) I don't know if i'm able to meet the next Ramadhan.

As for this Syawal, I just want to appologise for all, when I say ALL means EVERY SINGLE even the tiny weeny lil mistake. I am so deeply sorry. I can't be absolutely nice, good but I'll try to be better. I'll try to forgive and forget. I'll try to be a better servant to Allah, I'll try to be a better daughter, a better sister, a better friend and lastly a better human being. I know, the word 'try' itself needs a lot of effort and i'm trying to gain the effort. InsyaAllah, if God, Allah is willing.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

An evening to remember

On my last post, I mentioned about the photo contest to iftar with maria elena right? Alhamdulillah. I was one of the top 15 winners chosen based on the number of likes i got. 1150 LIKES. This is all thanks to my friends out there who had support me and made came all this way. Especially my dear friend Amirah Hameizah whose the one made me join the contest. Not forgetting the others as well. Muchas Gracias! Merci beacoup, xiexie, arigatou, kamsahamida, terima kasih and thanks you!

So on the 20th august, the day of the iftar, I woke up quite late as I didn't slept at all for the night until I performed my subuh prayers. Slept for a few hours, got up at 11 am. I was soo excited. My friends who joined the contest with me, Fatin, amirah and Najihah also got chosen as winners. All of us did. How awesome is that. So in the morning we kept on calling and texting each other for the iftar. We were all so excited about it. On that dayy, I misplace my phone. I tried searching for it everywhere, can't find it. I was a bit panicked. I had to use the house phone to call them. WHAT A GREAAAT TIMING TO MISPLACED A PHONE! I blame myself for being careless and forgetful. huhh. At last, I just stop searching for it, and starting to get ready for the evening.

Fatin and Najihah were supposed to come to my house and then my mom fetched us to Amirah's house. Her father will be sending us. And so we did as planned, Fatin arrived at my house at 3.30 pm, I was putting on my make up. I did fatin's make up too. Le Mak Andam of the day. hehe, and then not long after that, Jieya came. All dressed like Hana Tajima. I really envy her maxi skirt.
Then at 4.30pm my mom fetched us to Amirah's house. We were a bit kelam kabut getting all ready, got some problem with our tudung. Time is ticking, about 5, amirah's dad drove us straight to PNB Darby Park. The traffic was a bit slow, but we managed to get there pretty early.

Alhamdulillah, we reached PNB darby park. Not that far. As soon as we got in the building we went straight to the ladies to do some touch ups here and there. After finally satified with our looks, we went straight up to the lift, it was the 39th floor where the 39 restaurant located at. We walked to the restaurant like a DIVA and went to the registrations to register our name.
The place was really nice and cozy ouh and perfected with an awesome view outside. After registering, we went out to see the view. From above we could see KL's city view. It was really windy up there. We saw the other contestants sitting there, and greeted them. It was really nice to meet them in person. We had a lil chit chat and a photoshoot there.

Then it was time that we have to get back inside to sit at our own tables. The Odisi Studio manager did a little briefing. He asked us all the winners of the contest to introduce ourselves. And so we all did. Most of the winners, were college students, around 20 to 24. We four, Fatin, Amirah Najihah and I were the youngest there! Sixteen. It was almost 7 at that time. We were all waiting for the lady of the Evening, Maria Elena to appear. Everyone looked so eager and full of enthusiast to see her. A few minutes later, ta da! Maria entered the room looking really beautiful with her black jubah. We were all like ouh my god! it's Maria! It's her! She was really pretty in person. She walked in and greeted us with her awesome swag to her sit. I sat at the middle, not that bad, I could see her really clearly.
As soon as she arrived, each of us did a little photoshoot and also a video shoot with her. I sounded a little awkward in front of the camera, i was really shy. We all went out of the room to get our food. I took a medium-sized plate of lasagna and some appetizers and went back to the room to break fast. The food as delicious. While eating, we had a little conversation with maria. She told us she was happy to be able to meet all of us. She was touched to see how enthusiastic we were, working hard to get as much LIKES to iftar with her. The hard works really paid off. Then, the manager came to the table telling us it's about time for the group photo shoot. We did the photoshoot outside where there's the breathtakingly beautiful city night view was. Then we went back in to continue eating. After a while, Maria invited us all to the surau to perform our maghrib prayers. And off we go to the surau.The surau was quite far, we have to go out of the building. Alhamdulillah, after the prayers, we went up to the restaurant again, for another round of eating. after our tummies were really full, we played a little game with Maria. The 'Zikir game', it's simillar as the 'Botol' game where u have to say out a zikir word such as Alhamdulillah at every multiples of a given number. We played the game, it was really fun. And guess what, I got the first place! hehe, I won the game. I almost lost at first. There were 3 places for the winner, I was the first. I never expected to win.

After the awesome game, she annouced the Mystery Gift Winner. Before she did, she said she was really touched but this photo. The photo potrayed a strong friendship of two girls and for that she chose the photo. There were two winners. The photo she meant was actually Amirah's photo where we sat on a bench next to each other smiling brightly. I were really surprised when she announce our name, what? we WON? Amirah was like ouh my god, umai!! We won! She was literally in tears.
We got up from out sits and walked to maria, to receive our gifts. We hugged and thanked her. It was really unexpected. Alhamdulillah. We got picked.
The gifts i got,one from maria and the other is from odisi studio. I'm soo happy that i got the satin shawl I've always wanted!
Later on, it was about time for me to go back. Fatin, Najihah and Amirah went back with me. Before that, we managed to have our newly printed photos from the personal photoshoot with maria just now, her autograph. We hugged her again before going back. We walked to my mom's car with the happiest and awesome feeling ever. It was really a remarkable yet unforgettable evening ever.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Iftar with Maria Elena ^.^

Last two days, one of my best friend, amirah called me. She sounded really excited, informing about there will be an event held by Maria Elena. Iftar with her. Amirah was sooo excited about it, I was like ouh okay(not showing convincing interest). At first I thought she was referring to nora elina the actress in the previous tv3 drama but then after she hung up, only then I realize it's MARIA ELENA, the famous local youtuber and blogger. I called amirah back and asked her was it Maria Elena? I let out a lil kinda gediks kinda squeal. I'm a fan of hers. I love her videos, I immediately subscribed to her videos as soon as I saw her video for the first time. She has a crazy sense of humor, very open-minded and rasional. I like her as in adore her. Back to on the line with amirah, she was like, "that's what i said just now." We were both excited about it.
She said, in order to iftar with her, there were a couple of steps and we have to participate in her photo contest. We have to send an awesome, creative picture of why we want to buka puasa with her. The next day, amirah came to my house to discuss about the contest. We made a draft on a piece of paper how we're going to come up with an awesome photo. We tried some of my clothes to wear for the photo.
We planned to do the photoshoot tomorrow at some playground. One of amirah's friend will be the photographer and editor.
After amirah went back home last night, she tweeted me saying that we have to take the photo individually. I was like whaat? noooo. I want to do it with her. Unfortunately we have to compete against each other. That's really sad. I could only hope that both of our photos get to be chosen.

me trying out some of hana tajima's pose.

My back hurst while doing this. The editing sucked.

Amirah's idea for the speech bubble captions.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A lil something for thursday.

Olaaa! I just came back from school. Yeah, pretty early. Usually I reached home at 2, but since fasting month started, almost all the schools in Malaysia ended at 12.30. I finished my 2nd test today, well not officially, i have another 2 more papers sivik, and pjk tomorrow but I considered as exam is over. I mean who actually, studied for sivik and PJK? are u mad? hahah. Anyway, I felt relieve after the test, although it was only for 3 days. The first two days was a bit pack, 4 subjects in a day.
The third day, which I considered as the last day, I had only one subject, Chemistry. Chemistry was answerable, nothing to worry about. Yesterday I had english, agama, add maths and bio. The last two subjects made me go insane. Not really that insane. Add maths questions was really tricky. There were one or two questions i left it blank. I don't know why, I loveee add maths. Before this I don't, but now it is one of my favourite subjects. Just now, after chemistry paper ended, my add maths teacher came in to the class. The first thing I saw was she was holding a stack of add maths paper. I was like "don't tell me she have marked them!' Unfortunately she did. And uhhh, I got mine. It was terrible. I knew it would. I almost got a C. That's realllyyy bad. Although there were some who failed, but I felt so down because i never got a B before for add maths, i'm not saying i'm good at it but for mid terms i got an A. And this time, 2nd test I got the lowest B, almost a C. When I got the paper and discussed it in class, I was really mad at myself for making unforgivable CARELESS MISTAKES. In add maths, once you made a teeny weeny mistake, you won't get the right answer for the following question that were always related to the previous question.
sigh* nevermind, we all learned from mistakes right. So the same goes for me too. I will, in the next exam, which is the final exam, I will push that graph to the highest point, what i mean, I will get an A or maybe A+. I know this is a bit demanding but you have to have confidence in yourself that you can actually overcome your previous the mistakes and weakness. InsyaAllah.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcoming Ramadhan ^.^

Today was the 1st day of Ramadhan, every muslims in the whole world are eating at the same time during Buka Puasa and Sahur(I mean according to each country's time zone). This year, Ramadhan is throughout the whole month of August. It came too fast. It felt as if Eid was just a few months away. I am not fully prepared for this month, but anyway, I expect this month of the year will be better than the previous years. Hopefully, InsyaAllah.