Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mecca vs Madinah

The moment I hugged the lady in black and she hugged me right back, muttering something in Arabic (which I don't understand) & then ending it with a "Muah, Muah" (which made me cry) ... it confirmed a fact I had known since earlier that there will not be another place on earth where I am happiest.

True, Madinah is beautiful .. the mosque, Masjid Nabawi is beautiful, the city cleaner than Mecca ... BUT .. the feeling is unlike in Mecca ... unlike being in Haram, never mind the crowd and the pushing and shoving and squeezing for space, the tranquility as you pray and submit unto Allah swt is beyond any you can express.

Yes, being in Masjidil Haram is unlike being in Masjid Nabawi, except for Raudhah. The spiritual aura of Raudhah has its own speciality and uniqueness; you've got to be there to feel it. Even the queue won't dampened your spirits ... in fact my tears flowed even before I stepped into Raudhah

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Getting that spirits back ....

Ok ... I need to get back on track. Get my spirits up again .....
Lose that extra kilos .....
AND Strut it out like I MEAN IT!!!

If Ellen at her age can do this .... so can I
Just need to get up,
Got to shape up, move it, move it!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Exception to 5 Common Health Rules - From Yahoo

1. Swimming is ideal low-impact cardio

Tailor it: if you have asthma

The chlorine in a pool—even if it's outdoors—can trigger an attack. In children, it may even raise the odds of developing the disorder in the first place. To be on the safe side, find a different form of exercise if you have asthma that flares up poolside, experts say; if you have a child under age 7 with allergies, don't take him to a pool with a strong smell of chlorine.

2. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables

Tailor it: if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin)

This drug prevents dangerous blood clots by blocking the action of vitamin K, which is needed to make clot-building compounds in the blood—but too much K in your diet can overwhelm your protection. The nutrient is especially abundant in dark green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, Swiss chard, and kale, so don't have more than one serving of any of these in a day.

3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day

Tailor it: if you have any bladder issues

You might be able to avoid leaks by cutting back a bit on fluids. Ask your doctor how much you should drink each day—and don't worry if it doesn't come close to the magical "8 glass" rule. Nearly 20% of your water intake comes from food anyway, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

4. Acetaminophen is the safest pain med

Tailor it: if you have a glass of wine (or any alcohol) daily

It’s well-known that acetaminophen can damage the liver in high doses, especially in heavy drinkers. But even light drinking can prime the liver for trouble, says Donald Jensen, MD, a medical advisor for the American Liver Foundation. Although 3,900 mg of acetaminophen is the recommended maximum daily dose, you shouldn't exceed 2,000 mg on any day you have even one drink.

5. Get nutrients from whole foods, not pills

Tailor it: if you're a strict vegetarian

If you don't eat eggs or drink milk, you may need supplements to get enough vitamins B12 and D. Try 6 mcg of B12 (the amount in a typical multi). The current recommendation for vitamin D is 200 to 600 IU, depending on your age, but researchers say that needs an update: 1,000 to 2,000 IU is optimal and safe to take. And although you can get plenty of iron through a vegetarian diet, it takes planning.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Put Your Love At the Rightful Place !!!

Ustaz Hassan Din said, "If you want to fall in love, love Allah swt & HIS Rasul;
if you want to sing, sing the Qur'an"
That's what I'll do, insyaAllah ... as of today.
JazakAllah Ustaz.
Err ... BTW nasyid is ok, right?

Oh Well, there goes all my song albums ......

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Take a Break!!!

There are times when you just need to take a break ....
I can feel the frustration and anger building inside of me .....
I feel like screaming but I can't ..... SO ..... this is what I normally do :-
I used to binge .... which is unhealthy ( So you see, when I put on weight, it means I'm not happy)
These days whenever I'm stressed I look out for something funny, be it watching funny videos, singing funny songs or simply reading funny articles. And Alhamdulillah, Thank YOU Allah for giving me an Indonesian fren who writes his blog with a sense of humor ....
But for now I'll share with you this tension releasing video .... enjoy !!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What I Cannot Change - LeAnn Rimes

Be The Best

Let's just say ... people made blunders and I have made mine ........
I've got issues which are really very very superficial because the actual problem comes from within.

So I've decided to go on overhaul. Overhaul everything .... inside out.

First to start : Overhauling my relationships ... hihihi.
My family and friends complete me but NO longer will I be pathetic

That said, I have my principles and I will stick by it.
One of my principles is that because I'm sincere in my friendship (just good friends here ... NO such thing as plutonic ships, I don't do that kind of thing, NEVER did) therefore I'll still be a friend whether my friends want me to be their friend or not .....

I speak my mind .... you may have to listen ... hihaha ... BUT you don't have to agree with me or do as I suggest ... JUST try to understand me as I will try to understand & accept you as you are.
2nd principle: NEVER hate a person just because he/she thinks or does things differently

I'll put myself in other people's shoes before I judge them but I've learned that I must be wary of back-stabbers, back-biters and pretenders.
I'll refrain from talking about something I did not see with my own eyes or experience myself ...
and I'm refraining from making assumptions about why something bad happened.
Let God show the truth .....

HE had guided me on what to pray for last night ...
and HE had guided me on how I should start my day today .......
I am at peace ..........

Beauty from within will be in my grasp, by Allah's grace. (insyaAllah)
Next: Overhaul my daily routine - all synchronised with the Body Timer :D