Friday, July 25, 2014

Salam Aidilfitri 2014

MasyaAllah I can't believe that we are already close to the end of Ramadan. Today is my last day at work before my Raya break starts tomorrow for 9 days *InshaAllah*

Anyway I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. I would also like to seek forgiveness from everyone for my wrongdoings through my blog postings, social media entries, actions, perceived body language and words. At the same time I would also like to forgive anyone who have wronged me in any way (whether you want to admit it or not) haha... Kosong-kosong?? InshaAllah

I pray all of us will have a safe trip wherever it is we're going. Please don't text, IG, drink water, put on make up and drive. Haha this is more of a reminder to myself. Do have fun with your loved ones and cherish every moment possible because you really don't know if it will be your last.Please also take the time to pray for the well being of all the wounded and oppressed around the world as you're having fun in the comfort of your own home and in the arms of your family. Finally, jangan main mercun, please :)

Much Love,
Far,Lan, Ryan, Iman and Ranya

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Small Actions, Big Impact

Between the last 20 days since I last wrote, so many events have taken place. The biggest event being the tragedy of #MH17 being shot down and the attacks on Gaza by the cursed Zionist. Admittedly these events does not affect me personally but for some reason I’m emotionally drained reading the news feed. I feel so exhausted and terrified.

Picture source from Google
What kind of world would I be leaving my children/grandchildren in the next 10, 20, or 50 years. I’m too scared to even imagine. But I believe wholeheartedly that one person can make a difference, though maybe not huge differences to the entire world or even my kampung (haha) but I can start with myself and the people around me.

First I’m gonna change my own mindset. I’m going to be more proactive and try and minimize my bad habits. I will educate myself and my family on the happenings around the world and find out how I can try and make it better. I’m going to be responsible for my actions; I shall try to behave as positively as I can, I shall not share irresponsible, unverified, hurtful news on social media. I will recycle more, plant more trees, avoid wastage and spend my money in a more responsible way (ok this is going to be the most difficult haha). I will try and give more and expect nothing in return. InshaAllah

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror,  I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change…

There are a lot of rants and complaints about the actions of  leaders, the Apek across the street or OTHER people in general, but all the talks made me think, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?? 

If I die tomorrow, what would I be remembered for? So rather than play the never ending blame game, I’m going to try to make MY WORLD a better place InshaAllah, maybe it is a tiny change but it is a change nonetheless, and I believe if everyone do this rather than spend so much energy bashing on other people, a lot of positive outcome will come out of it. InshaAllah

Remember everyone, a kind word of encouragement can make a difference to one who’s feeling as if the world is coming down on them, a sip of drink and a slice of bread is heaven to one who’s been starving for a week; RM1 is a blessing for one who does not have a single cent.

No grand gestures needed just small and kind actions......

Happy Ramadan!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My tiny bit of validation...

Last 2 weeks on the 21 June 201 was Ryan's Report Card day. I was nervous as hell despite him being only 5 years old :p I was imagining the worst case scenario but was of course praying for the best. Alhamdullilah my fears was unfounded because Ryan is doing very well in school.

According to his teachers he's thriving academically, emotionally, mentally and physically. Ryan is a very well mannered boy and listens to instruction well ( I'm mentally wondering why is this not applicable at home? haha) He's also very helpful and loves helping his teacher to clean up the classroom after playtime (How come kat rumah mummy kena jerit2 dulu baru nak kemas ye, abang?)

Academically he's on par with his peers despite of his phonological issues.He's been scoring perfect marks for the past 8 weeks for his Fun English assignments and is able to present in sentences rather than words as was expected for his class. Teacher Ana also said that he has improved on his speech and is not as pelat as last year *alhamdullilah* The best part is despite his limitations, it does not affect his self confidence as he will readily offer input during classes :) I'm so proud of this little boy.

This awesome little boy have also been fasting from 7.30am to 5.30pm for the past 2 days. It was such a huge surprise for me because we didn't ask him to do it, though I did explain to him the basics of Ramadan.  When I asked Ryan WHY he's doing it, his reply to me was "sebab semua orang puasa and Ryan nak masuk syurga dengan semua orang" MasyaAllah good enough of a reason for me, love. May Allah continue to bless his little soul :)

 Ryan acting as Imam during school solat time :)
 Picture a bit grainy because I copied it from his report card hehehe

My parenting journey has its ups and down, with Ryan being the first, he's a bit of a guinea pig to us and sometimes suffers from incompetencies and poor choices made on my part and Lan's. Maybe I over think sometimes but I'm constantly afraid that I'm not doing and giving enough attention, opportunities and care to my children so when I do get positive input from a third party it really meant a lot. At least I'm doing SOMETHING right :) 

We still have a longggggg journey ahead. Here's to hoping that we'll be making more positive choices in relation to parenting my 3 little angels *inshaAllah*

Salam Ramadan, everyone. May this Ramadan help us to become even better Muslims than yesterday :)