In the name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful.
Assalaamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh! Hi!
I’m Baeda, born a Muslim on 25 August 1989 in the National University Hospital, Singapore to a Javanese father and a Malay mother. I am a girl who can be burly/boyish or all giggly/girly. Alhamdulillah, I completed an Honours thesis on Cyber-Islam: The Serendipitous, Sensationalised, and Sensitised Spirituality in 2011. I worked as a Preschool Teacher from 23 April 2012 to 20 May 2017. I have been a Gooner (or an Arsenal Football Club fan) since the signing of Mesut Özil on 2 September 2013. #YaGunnersYa! I am a vocalist in a humble band called Rubber Bandits with my boyfriend, Beedin, whom I first met on 12 May 2016 through a jamming session with a cover rock band called Dry Magnum and got steady with him on 19 November 2016 after our successful musical collaboration on my school’s play called ‘Legends: Light of Love’. We got engaged on 12 February 2016. Writing is another passion of mine, which is why I like to blog. I hope to take it further by writing children’s books in the future or storylines for visual novels. While I’m not a fashionista, I seem to be taking on a bit more interest in fashion so if I have the opportunity to do something in that area, I will definitely share it here. A friend told me that I have a radio voice, which I am highly skeptical about and I tend to stutter and stammer but I think that will be a great challenge for me in order to improve my oral skills. I also enjoy playing games although I am not that good. Once in a while, I find myself recording my playthroughs and I hope I can do more of those as well. As you can see, I have varied interests but being a rockstar is definitely my biggest dream. Ever.
Metropolitan Muslimah contains content that sheds light on myself as a Muslim girl living in the city, struggling with first-world problems while trying to be a better servant to Allah. I am definitely not the most exemplary Muslim but that’s what this blog is about; to also show my weaknesses, difficulties, and my flaws as a Muslim. I hope you enjoy your visit here and that you can take away something valuable from my experiences or just relate to them.
Thank you for your time and support. &:)
And Allah is Al-Qahhar, the Subduer. – MM