Friday, 31 August 2012

Eid Mubarak!

Much belated wish..."Eid Mubarak and maaf zahir batin!"

This is my fourth Eid, time flies!

My very first Eid was spent throwing up from morning sickness in the first trimester of carrying my little girl. We celebrated in moderation by just inviting a few close friends over to the in-law's for lunch.

The following year, eid was when my little girl was 5 months old. My in-laws hosted an open house, although we had great fun meeting so many relatives and friends, it was really exhausting for a new mother!

Last year,  we took a break by going away to a resort by the beach. The only downside was that the resort was fully packed with holiday makers! The usual 4 hour drive was replaced with 7 crawl along the north south highway and the little girl went berserk being in the car for too long.

This year, we visited family in Yorkshire and celebrated our first proper eid. Oh, syukur alhamdulillah it was a really good eid!! Family gathered with friends and neighbours, we ate what seemed to be an endless supply of rendang ketupat with sate ayam in the middle of rainy summer - bliss! Who would have thought that eid in Yorkshire would be more grand than eid in Malaysia?

I guess the secret is none other than the presence of all family members!
Wednesday, 8 August 2012

7 Feb 2009

Surah 5 Ayat 3: "This day I have perfeected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion."


This is a significant date to me.

It was the date of my shahadah. My "rebirth", if you may.

To think that my faith journey all started because of my search for God and my purpose for being, I am immensely thankful to have found the answers. Syukur alhamdulillah.

I now understand why I am alive, living this life, have these wonderful people in my life and where I'm ultimately headed for.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Salam Ramadhan

Ramadhan is here again and we are so blessed to experience this special month, alhamdulillah.
This year also marks my 4th Ramadhan.
As I am breastfeeding and not fasting, this is my share of Ramadhan:
Must feed one poor person for every day that I miss the fast; and try to make it up once I can fast properly.
On a daily basis, I have been cooking and freezing beef rendang for sahur when The Little Girl is at playschool. In the morning, all that The Other Half has to do is heat it up, serve with hot rice and a generous portion of ulam (sliced cucumber or romaine lettuce). A hot cup of black coffee and some medjoo dates seal the meal.

For iftar, we have been eating at home. As the sun sets a little late in the evening in Malaysia, and The Little Girl is usually sleepy and cranky by then, I try to cook by 6 p.m., have dinner ready by 7.15 p.m. in time for Maghrib at around 7.30 p.m. The Other Half usually gets home on the dot!
We then quickly feed The Little Girl and proceed to her bedtime routine.

InsyaAllah, we pray for a smooth Ramadhan. May you have a blessed time too!



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