I Ramble: 15 December 2017 part 2

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Nyahahahaha! This post was supposed to happen 12 hours ago! But of course it didn’t! Hehe!

Well, basically, I felt super sleepy in the morning, I even got my drool on on my phone but I eventually got up when I realised I had to get ready for work soon. Huhu.

So how? It feels like the same thing will happen again tomorrow morning. Huhu. Otherwise, the only thing I achieved today was my YouTube channel trailer! Finally got it done! Feel free to watch it on the sidebar. I placed it there for good measures. Hehe.

Anyway, I’ll be working towards getting 10 000 public views on my YouTube channel in order to be recognised as an active YouTube content partner. Or something like that. Hehe.

Gotta go go go!

And Allah is Al-Malik, the King. – MM

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I Ramble: 15 December 2017

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Hi there! Nothing much happened for the past 30 mins of 15 December. Just that I’ve begun a new hair and facial routine. It’s getting more real now that I’m going to be a bride in less than five months from now so I really have to start prepping my skin for the big day.

Other wedding-related updates will be that we have secured the date, time, and solemniser for our wedding last night. I didn’t get my top three choices and I guess, it was meant to be that I had to choose someone quickly yet at the end of it, I feel rather satisfied with my choice. So Alhamdulillah for that.

In case if you’re wondering who it is, I managed to pull a snippet out of MUIS’s ADIL’s website.

It’s sort of a full circle for us because le fiance really wants to go to Kaplan to pursue a diploma in IT and that man graduated with one albeit in a different field. I went to PERGAS before, which led me to frequenting Masjid Kassim a lot back then and that man is an Imam there.

Like I said, perhaps it was meant to be.

So that’s another matter settled. It’s like we’re dealing with one matter every month nowadays. Next month, we’ll be heading to ROMM for document verification and statutory declaration. Basically they really want to ensure that we are who we claim to be and that we are within the right frame of mind for marriage. Forced marriages are a no-no in Islam so they will ask the bride if she really wants to marry the groom and vice versa. They are also particular about the person marrying the bride off, in my case, my father. He also needs to be of sound mind and judgment. They also want to ensure that polygamy doesn’t happen without the knowledge and consent of the women involved, especially. Hence, the need to declare our status clearly and truthfully. For those who have to pay maintenance to their ex-wives, they also have to declare the amount and produce the divorce certification. Marriage is a huge responsibility in Islam so it is pertinent that both sides are made aware of each other’s backgrounds and that both sides are willing to be married and are under no compulsion and the marriage has to be officiated and witnessed by mentally sound people who resonate the religion’s ethos.

So that’s that. A little bit of information for all to know about Muslim marriages. Well, at least for the ones in Singapore.

On to other updates in my life…

I am sad to say… I haven’t been doing anything I planned to do. Yep. I will admit that.

I have also yet to touch my now-super-dusty Quran. Huhu.

HOWEVER!

For some reason, I have become very thirsty lately, especially when I have my menses. So I’m happy to say that I have been drinking at least one cup of plain water! Huzzah!

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I’m hoping to increase my intake of plain water to two cups next month!

Speaking of habits, I really want to have more time. How do I get more time? By waking up early.

I used to be good at it. Setting resolutions in 2016 really helped me a lot. But for some reason, I just lost the momentum.

Well, actually, admittedly, after I got to know Beedin, all routines just went out of the window. HAHAHA! That’s because we were staying up all night talking, getting to know each other. We still talk at night quite frequently during his break time since he’s working as a Night Filler and I often get the closing shift, reaching home late enough to stay up for a chance to talk to him.

Buuuuut if I want to have great skin, I need my beauty sleep on top of increasing my plain water intake. I decided to go for a little motivation from YouTube:

I like the way she presented the topic. Really easy for me to relate and it’s useful and insightful. Props to her.

So now that I’ve gotten all the tips, the only thing left to decide is the time to wake up.

Because I’ve been struggling with the wake-up time, especially now that I’m working shifst. 5am is just not realistic if I work closing shift. On the other hand, I can’t afford to wake up at 6am if I’m working the opening shift because I need to be out of the house by then! For herself, she varies her wake-up time on weekdays and weekends. Should I do that too; vary my alarms according to my shifts? Or is it perennially better to set a constant alarm to acclimatise my body to a routine?

I think I’ll try the dual timings. The problem with setting a constant alarm is that my mind will go, “WTF WHY AM I WAKING UP EARLY WHEN I’M WORKING LATER ON IN THE DAY, I WILL BE DAMN EXHAUSTED”. And then I wouldn’t wake up early. And then it’s back to square one of lousy habits/routines.

So the timings will be 5am for opening shifts and 6am for closing shifts and off days.

Okay, so that’s settled then!

In order to see if this will work out, stay tuned for a post from me later at 6am onwards! It’s 1:35am now. I should be able to get some sleep. Laters!

And Allah is Al-Matin, the Steadfast. – MM

I Ramble: 13 December 2017

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

I’m just wondering…maybe a makeover is long overdue for me. I’m going to be a bride but I don’t look the part! Instead I’m just horribly regressing. Sheesh.

I think I need to start on contacts soon because I know I’ll struggle with them a lot. Huhu.

And Allah is always so kind to me. May He make it easy for me. – MM

I Ramble: 6 December 2017 part 2

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

So… FB pulled up an old post for me:

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Apparently that was what I wanted for Christmas five years ago…2012. I find it very interesting that my wedding band is a far cry from my favourite aspects of jewellery. I like silver more than gold and I love diamonds. I especially love intricate designs because the creative side of me appreciates unique stuff. Guess what my wedding band is like?

Yes. A complete opposite of everything that I want in a jewellery. It’s gold and plain. However, it has more value compared to the rings that I would naturally prefer because it contains actual gold in it! When I was choosing my wedding ring, I was mostly thinking about having a safety net for my future family finances. What if one day we were both of out money and we needed to feed our children? So that was how I settled into the idea of buying a plain gold ring.

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I can actually feel the weight of the gold. We opted for about 5.9 grammes of gold. I actually love it although it is the antithesis of everything that I like in a ring! But yup, as much as possible, no matter how desperate we get, I hope this never gets sold off. Too precious and symbolic! Even if we were to sell it off, it’s to upgrade to a more valuable ring! Hehehe!

Whenever I look at my ring, it makes me think about how far we’ve come from being in the pits of poverty (we were pretty damn poor, ask Nora), to getting in a more comfortable zone.

Believe me, it’s not easy being resilient in times of financial hardship. Given the type of person I am, impulsive and to some extent, impatient, it’s quite a wonder that Beedin and I managed to survive a year of financial struggles. We’re still struggling but it’s not as bad as how it used to be. Alhamdulillah.

I just want to thank everyone for being patient with us and for continuing to be patient with us.

And Allah is Malik-al-Mulk, the Guardian of Empowerment. – MM

I Ramble: 6 December 2017

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

I’ve been pining for Ville Valo for years! Sexy, dark, a great musician, and a little broody with a huge sense of humour. And whadya know…I got my own quirky version of Villa Valo…my fiance!

Yes, cigarette in mouth included though I really wish he could cut down a bit. But hey, maybe I’m too seductive that he needs the nicotine to calm him down whenever he is around me. MUAHAHAHAHA! What? I’m quite the femme fatale, you know. I don’t even have to try to be sexy. I am sexy. I exude sexiness. Well, basically, the key to being sexy is to be confident. With that confidence, it makes your sensuality effortless.

I think le fiance can pull this off for me. Yup, I posted this many times before throughout my blogging days. Here’s one for the lonely night.

And Allah is Al-Majid, the Glorious. – MM

I Ramble: 3 December 2017 part 2

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

So…last night before I went to bed, I decided to try out a little bit of Bullet Journalling. If you’re not sure what that is or BuJo for short, just YouTube it. You’ll find your answers there hehe. For those of you who are already aware of it, you would already know that there are so many creative people out there with fantastic designs for BuJos. One of them caught my eye.

 

So I decided to try it out. Of course, super fail. Hahahaha! I only did my own adaptation of the rapid logging for today.

As you can see, I attempted the crystal layout. Sucky! Hahaha! It’s okay, practice makes perfect. So basically, a Bujo has its own symbols. The circle represents an event. The dots represent tasks. The star represents priority.

And lo! I actually achieved a lot today! The magic of BuJo!

When a task is completed, you put an axe on the dot. When it is postponed or migrated to a later day, you use the ‘>’ symbol. This way, you keep on top of your back log and you actually feel the sense of fulfilment compared to leaving incomplete tasks as they are. I am probably not using the BuJo key very well here but that is the beauty of it. It’s meant to serve you, not others, so use it according to your preference.

I decided to change the bottom two tasks into habits instead.

So basically, I will colour a crystal on the date that I managed to read Quran at Fajr and at night. I will colour a cup (or whatever it is that holds water that I drew haha) on the date that I managed to down a plain water. Since I have not achieved any, they remained colourless. We’ll see how it goes.

And so here’s Monday’s. 🙂

BuJo is quite an interesting organising tool or even hobby to pick up. Feel free to experiment with me! Don’t worry if your art sucks like mine. Let’s improve together!

The best way to do so is to practise, practise, practise!

And Allah is Al-Khafid, the One Who Humbles and Lower. – MM

I Ramble: 3 December 2017

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

I actually sent two separate emails while in the train but now I fear that emails did not go through. I forgot that the mobile connectivity for my Yahoo! mail is not stellar. I will have to monitor today. If I receive no responses today, I will have to resend them on my PC, where the internet connection is definitely more stable.

6:52am and I am so sleepy now. I’m no longer the morning person I used to be when I first started working at UNIQLO! Well, that sucks.

And Allah is Al-Khabir, the All-Aware.