I Ramble: 4 November 2018

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

Things took a turn for the worst. Le husband is now in the hospital with a shattered ankle. It happened last Tuesday morning. I suppose anyone in my position would have been traumatised. I was woken up by my husband who crawled from the living room to the bedroom because he dislocated and fractured his knee. And me being too considerate of everyone else except for my poor dear suffering husband, was afraid to make the 995 call for fear that it was not an emergency. But after looking t up on SCDF’s website, dislocation and fractures are indeed considered an emergency. For the second time, I had to make a 995 call for le husband. Previously, I had to make the call for him when he became breathless due to a panic attack but at that time, I was still living with my parents in Tampines and he was living by himself in Buangkok. And so to actually see the paramedics arrive and to give them ample space to operate as well as being the one to lock the door and to ensure I have our phones and wallets with me, it was quite an experience that I hope nobody will have to go through. It’s not like it’s super traumatic but it’s not a pleasant experience. I got to ride the ambulance and we were taken to Sengkang General Hospital. Thankfully, that hospital has been opened for a few months. If not, we would definitely be sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where it would have been further and more inconvenient for all of us. So for the first time in my life, I actually went through the actual process of hospital admission as a caregiver.

Hais.

So yeah. I am completely exhausted and I just feel like giving up my job but hey, this is adulting. I will need the money to take care of him now that he is in a bad shape so I can’t just happily be away from work.

And now that there is no more le husband at home, I have to do the chores already.

It’s really damn tiring to be working full-time while running a household and being a caregiver.

Sometimes I really wonder just how people did it. And some are still doing it. Because for myself right now, it’s not too bad since the hospital is taking care of him. But once he is out, he will be my sole responsibility. And that’s where the fun begins, so to speak.

But hey, just be brave.

Because for the brave, nothing is too difficult.

And Allah is Al-Bari, the Maker. – MM

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I Ramble: 16 October 2018

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

Heya!

So turns out my period began yesterday so I couldn’t touch the Quran. Nonetheless, I read up the meaning of Al-Faatihah and watched a lecture on the tafsir or elaboration of that chapter in the Quran. It is a long video, close to an hour but I only watched like 10 minutes of it probably so I’m hoping to resume it tonight.

I have more or less memorised the meaning of the chapter because I was forced to during my religious classes so now it’s a matter of increasing my concentration during the five daily prayers by going through the meaning in my head while reciting it.

What I took away from watching the ten minutes of the video was that as we recite Al-Faatihah, especially the first part of it, we are actually conversing with Allah and He is responding to us. The problem is we often pay lip service to the verses because we most probably didn’t know that He is responding to us with every verse recited. I didn’t know to be honest. So now that I know, it definitely changes the way I view the five daily prayers from simply routine to actually facing my King and engaging with Him.

So that’s about keeping up with my daily Quran. I am happy to say that I washed the dishes last night but kan, I only had a cup and a teaspoon to wash. LOL. Because we Grabbed food last night. Le husband is still sick and was too drowsy to cook.

So tonight’s mission is to keep up my routine and I’ll see if I can manage to do another chore.

Boring, right, my life? But I know you are addicted to the way I write because I simply have a good flair for writing, even on the most mundane things. *flips pen*

Nyohoho! Did you catch that?! I flip pens instead of hair. Wakakaka!

And Allah is Al-Jabbaar, the Compeller. – MM

I Ramble: 15 October 2018

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

Oh hai thar!

Well, of course I haven’t forgotten about the interview with le husband but he is still so very sick that he even got cranky when I kept bugging him for his attention.

Meow meow.

But hey, that means I did get his attention hehehehe.

Anyway, I didn’t achieve much yesterday. I only managed to read the Quran and that’s about it. So tonight, I’m making it my mission to not only read the Quran but to also wash the dishes. I have been torturing my poor sick husband by filling up the sink everyday with my dirty dishes yet the guy never complained about having to clean up after me.

Exemplary husband indeed. Win liao la.

So that’s that!

And Allah is Al-‘Aziz, the Almighty, the Self-Sufficient. – MM

I Ramble: 13 October 2018

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

I haven’t been able to interview my husband nor produce a vlog because I have been soooo busy with work and life!

And now when I finally have time for myself, my husband is sick la pulak. How to interview? Hahaha!

Le husband taught me a little bit of guitar technique. Turns out I have been playing wrongly all my life! I played with too much movement when I should be minimising them to allow smoother transitions to other notes/chords. So you know, you won’t be getting those choppy note by note sound. I haven’t been consistent in learning guitar and hence I have been forgetful in its ways and knowledge. Boo.

The video is so useful for any songwriters looking to create a song out of just three simple chords and a melody line. It is always good to expose yourself to various players because you really get to learn a lot from varying techniques and well, there is never such a thing as having known it all. I always adopt a baka attitude towards everything in life. I don’t know, maybe I just love learning a lot.

I gotta admit I always enjoy guitar sessions with le husband. Just noodling on the guitar and enjoying each other’s presence. MUCH LOVE!

And oh hey, it finally struck us yesterday that we spent five months being married to each other! Yippy! So happy! The past five months have felt like five years. Not in the long and draggy sense but in the long and fulfilling sense. There is just so much..uhmm…how do I describe it…eto…we just feel so comfortable being with each other that we actually don’t feel too different…? I don’t know how to describe it. It just feels like home.

So here’s le husband’s favourite song to commemorate our 5 months together!!!

Yippy!

And Allah is Al-Muhaymin, the Guardian, the Preserver, and may He guard and preserve our marriage to infinity and beyond. – MM

I Ramble: 21 September 2018

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

I just realised that I have been sick for a week today. That’s bad and I’m nowhere near recovery. My appetite has gotten worse and off days just feel like overslept days. I don’t feel like I get to enjoy my off days. 😦

I tried to relax my mind but all my mind could do was to think, “Oh, shucks, I have to work tomorrow”. That’s the sucky thing about my workplace. They don’t let you take MC. Then how the heck are you supposed to recover, right? Hais. Sometimes, I just want to give up but I am telling myself to gather my last bits of determination to give the place another chance. Probably a last chance. I’m giving myself until February 2019 and if it feels like crap, the best thing to do is to just leave. But for now, I have to overcome all these feelings of the place and the job being difficult. I actually told myself that I should stay for five years, just like my preschool job but after working here for a year, I definitely congratulated myself for being able to stay that long. Honestly, a lot of people just give up and the best part is, they’re mostly part-timers. So well, you know, that just emphasises how bad things must be for full-timers!

I know my command of the English Language is in ruins right now but that just means I should keep blogging amd vlogging, right? Practise to perfection.

Not like anybody can be absolutely perfect because only Allah is perfect.

Speaking of Allah, I feel like I have neglected him a lot and forgotten him a lot and it’s just so hard to get back to my good Muslimah ways again. Oh, the temptations of this world!

The fact that I’m still sitting on the couch and blogging instead of praying my Maghrib, shows my deliquency.

Okay, I will have to rush this now.

I’ve been itching to vlog but I have absolutely no inspiration to vlog. The easiest is to probably vlog about my wedding and honeymoon but I’m not gonna be so mainstream like that for now. I just want to get back to the usual vlogging before making any special vlogs I suppose. In retrospect, I don’t think I can even share my honeymoon media. They’re much too private. HAHAHAHA! So, the wedding it is but not anytime soon.

So what’s the story, morning glory?

And Allah is Al-Quddus, the Most Holy. – MM

I Ramble: 19 September 2018

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

Meowsies! I’m back again! Work has been bad for my body that I’ve been rather ill. I’m still not well and I feel worse now. Huhu. Anyway, le husband has been great to me. I woke up today to find that he had washed my clothes and loaded them in the dryer, knowing that I will be needing my work clothes for tomorrow.

And now he’s cooking for us! T_T

I don’t know how my life would be wouldn’t this amazing human being right here. Sighs.

Okay, on other news…hm…what else is there to talk about?

It’s pouring here in Buangkok so I guess it’s basically indoor time today with le husband. We’ve had a few rounds of PUBG and I’ve smuled with much hilarity and maybe later we’ll be guitaring together…because I finally brought another acoustic guitar from my Tampines home to my Buangkok home. Yippy! It’s been really cool and fun and chill to just sit with le husband and play random stuff. I would be practising my chords and he would be playing arpeggios or riffs.

So yup, hopefully those who are affected by the weather will have a good day in today.

Here’s something for the eyes to see. Random vid lol.

And Allah is Al-Malik, the King.

I Ramble: 13 September 2018

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

Hey, all! So I’ve missed one day of blogging but that’s alright. I’m down with the flu. Huhu. Anyway, how have you all been? I hope you are not as sick as I am now. Hehe.

So today, le husband decided to have garlic bread for breakfast. Guess who made garlic bread? Yup yup, that would be me! You can check it out on my Insta-story @nurulhudamt. After making garlic bread for the second time, I’m pretty confident of making it now. And I have completely forgotten how it tasted like until I had it today! No wonder my husband asked me to make it again! :p

I got the recipe off Recreate with Rohit. Of course, I had to amend the recipe a bit as my microwave doesn’t have a grill function and I just used the usual bread you eat with a spread. I would advise you to get the Gardenia brand as the house brand ones such as Giant and Fairprice are flakier. The Giant at my estate doesn’t sell Oregano either so I had to settle for Italian herbs, which is a mixture of herbs containing oregano anyway. I didn’t follow the exact measurements as well as I don’t have a kitchen weighing scale to weigh the butter so I pretty much just scattered the pepper, herbs, chilli flakes and salt in amounts that I felt were suitable. Have fun exploring!

Besides garlic bread being a highlight for today, I have finally finished downloading and installing Diablo III on my desktop. My PC was too infected with viruses that we were forced to reformat. Le husband finally tested out Diablo and liked it…but I don’t think he likes it as much as PUBG! Omg, that game ah…

Yes, I’m playing PUBG too after being roped in by my UNIQLO colleagues! Omg! It’s just great fun playing with people you can banter with and shout at hahahaha! My PUBG is nurulhudamt and le husband’s is AmirudinAfro. Let’s have chicken dinner!

But of course, I’m super n00b at games so don’t expect much out of me. I will just ride on your success and get a chicken nugget hahahaha!

Now I’m kinda waiting for le husband to be knocked out by his flu so that I can play Diablo! HAHAHAHA! I totally felt the itch to play it after watching him play!

Let’s gooooo!

And Allah is Ar-Rahim, the Most Merciful.