Saturday, December 30, 2017

Adiós 2017, Bienvenue 2018~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day,

Alhamdulillah, Chapter 16 of my travelogue is officially unlocked and yeay, it's a nice ending for 2017. In spite of having bad flu post my trip to Jakarta & Bogor, I am still happy as travel do refresh my mind and open up my eyes. The experiences that I've gained through all the traveling that I did is always a priceless one and I will keep it forever in my heart.

2017 has been a very hectic year. Started with heavy emotional battle when I need to bid farewell to my own house in the previous town where I worked, the need to adapt with new environment at the new town where I am relocated just few days before I went for my Umrah, the frequent breakdown of car that I heavily rely on for my daily commute, the internal struggle that I need to embrace in order to move on really fast and lots more. After all, I believe in the phrase "Life start at the end of our comfort zone".

Being 28 this year taught me many things in the school of life. And here are the lists:

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia.

1. Heartbroken is a golden opportunity to showcase our real strength & capability.

I do not know where Allah wants to lead me to; but I am still searching for the reason why am I being relocated at the same location with the person that I wish to be physically far-fetched from me so I can easily move on. But one thing I know for sure, that person is somehow the reason I achieved a lot of things this year; be it in my financial, career and also the strength to start my very own solo traveling. Hence it's the reason why I believe in the advantage of heartbroken; if it is being utilized in positive ways. I wish that either that person or me will be transfer out from the current town where we worked for any good reason. Ameen ya Rabb.

2.  Less is actually more.

One thing that I discovered when the land mover came to my house for packing purpose is I have an extremely a lot of stuffs. In spite of being a single lady who stay alone in the previous town, I have 108 boxes of stuff to be packed. That is like really "Oh My God!". The good thing about this realization is I start to practice de-cluttering once every three months and adhere to minimalist tips to ensure I only keep things that matter and start to treasure moments more.

The same goes to our friends. I realized that my circle getting smaller but that smaller circle is highly dependable ones. They are the one who willingly accept me as who I am and as who they are. After all, life is a journey and Allah will definitely help us to filter those worth to be part of our life along the way. Just have FAITH.

3. Actions speak louder than words.

They are many people who love to speak about themselves and their views but unfortunately very few of them really practice what they preach. Hence, it is crucial for us to believe in our own guts and instinct when dealing with this type of people. It's either we just listen to them without trusting, eliminate them from our life or just go with the flow and be extra careful with them. After all, people may change as time goes by. Just pray that everyone will change for a betterment of themselves and the world. Do make sure that we ourselves belongs to the group of people who take an action with a proper plan that offer some flexibility while swimming in the ocean of life.

4. Changing ourselves is always the most important key for success.

We can always pray and hope for a betterment of someone else. But the easiest way to change the world is changing ourselves. Some of the people keep repeating the phrase of Be The Change but they remain the same and giving more and more excuses for their disabilities. Take them as lesson learnt and keep equipping ourselves with knowledge and skills that necessary for our own enhancement and growth. Do not let this kind of people demotivating us. Frustration is definitely okay. Take some times to cry. Then, craft our plans & take actions. 

Frans Josef Glacier, Punakaiki, New Zealand.

5. Balance is always crucial.

Physical, emotional, spiritual, financial & social must always work hand in hand. It is definitely not a one shoes fit all kind of thing. My definition of social can always be talking with only one friend at my house and your definition of social could be talking to a dozen of friends in a hipster restaurant for all night long. I must admit that I did read about some people who excellently achieved their financial target but live unhappily but I always see people struggle because of poor financial aid. So be wise.

6. It is OK to pay for something to buy ourselves some time.

When I was just about to start my career life, I have been trying to squeeze any opportunity to do myself anything that can be done by myself in order to save some money. However, as I grow wiser, I cannot deny the fact that I am willing to pay extra for something just to make sure I can buy myself more time. For example, I am so tired in spite of being very excited post my trip to Mekah & Jakarta, hence, I am willing to send all dirty clothes to the laundry in order to give myself more time to relax and chatting with my family. Otherwise, I may be doing all those activities in a distress mind and miserable feeling. At this circumstance, I believe that financial stability somehow can buy us some happiness.

7. No & I Don't Know are NOT HARMFUL.

One of the most important arts that I learned this year is the ability to say No & admitting that I Don't Know. It is definitely a powerful phrase that save me in many ways rather than saying fake Yes & I Know. Thank you to all self-help and career advancement book that I read. However, be mindful of our tone when we express these words as dealing with human is definitely delicate especially during a conflict and misalignment. 

8. Beauty with a brain is important for a lady.

I am a total believer of the importance of being a beautiful lady with a brain. As this character is very subjective, it is depending on every single person on way they want to perceive it. History of Isabelle, a wife to Soeharto as well as Tuanku Zara Salim really strengthen my believe on the need to be an intelligent lady with character. The selection of Vivy Yusof and Neelofa in the Forbes under 30 is another prove that ladies actually can be such an adorable inspiration without trying to be like a man and embrace themselves as the way Allah created them. Both ladies and gentlemen are unique and got their own specialty in painting the world.

Sultan Mosque, Singapore.

9. Read, Read & Read

"Mr Ahmad (not his real name), may I know why I feel so stupid instead of I have read more and more books?" I asked my superior on one fine day.

"You are the second person who said that statement in my whole life," he responded. 

Reading is definitely one magical way to increase our knowledge and shorten our way to reach our goals by properly plan the implementation actions based on the experts' advice. We may feel that reading may took away some of our time but making a silly mistake is more expensive than that. Just pick any genre that we love and inshaAllah it will change our perspective. As for Muslim, reciting Quran every day is a must in getting our two feet back on the ground on top of feeding our spiritual and iman.

10. We can achieve everything that we want.

Begin with end in mind. Craft our plan wisely. Implement it at the right time. Influence the right person. Keep praying and have a strong faith to the One & Only Almighty. 

InshaAllah, all our wishes are on its way :)

Thank you 2017, Welcome 2018. Towards a smarter and more brilliant me :)

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Undiscovered Title: Quick Reflection #1

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day,

As usual, I usually discover my writing inspiration at odd hours. I am currently waiting for my next flight to Kota Kinabalu. Again, my entry is related to Kota Kinabalu; just like my previous post. HAHAHA

I will be on my end of year leave next week; and this time I will be enjoying my Christmas holiday at nearby country. This gonna be my 4th year having my Christmas holiday abroad; starting with Padang in 2014, then Taiwan in 2015 and Mauritius last year. This gonna be the most "full with hope" trip as there are some hiccups while planning for this and I will be on my first 2018 oversea trip in less than 45 days after next week's trip completed. It sounds hectic but I must admit I love this kind of life.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Moving from one place to another like Bedouin is simply fantastic for me. I got to meet various strangers, learn on many things that are sometimes outside of my normal thinking capacity but amazingly proven works at the most unexpected time, strengthen my faith to the One and Only Almighty, be creative in mix and match with the hope that my photobook later will be not a boring one and it opens up my eyes how having less stuff is actually enriching my life.

As a consequence of travel, I become less hoarder from time to time. De-cluttering almost once in every quarter has been my habit. I start to appreciate moments. I enjoy deep talk with the people that I care the most. I am more connected from time to time but the sad thing is the people that trust become lesser. I start to respect myself by not spending my time on irrelevant and insignificant people and matter. It sounds selfish but I have gain my own time more for self-improvement and enhancement. It is such an indescribable feeling.

Next year will be my sixth year in career and my last year of having an age that starts with figure number two. The year after next will qualify me to be part of the thirties communities. After all, age is just a number and we can always live young and healthy with good daily habit that covers all crucial dimensions of holistic excellent lifestyle; physical, mental, emotion & spiritual. 

Jami Al Ufar Mosque, Pettah, Sri Lanka
I suddenly miss the moment I flied for  umrah last May when I saw a lot of special guests of Allah were queueing for check-in to Jeddah/ Madinah; on top of watching lots of my current & previous circles were currently performing their umrah via social media (of course they were not updating the social media while performing the ibadah).

This is my current reflection at current moment and hopefully I will have the determination to write again in soonest time; at least one entry before we enter 2018. Ameen. Insha Allah :)

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Little Time for Sure~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day,

I miss writing. Missing it so much that I feel half of my soul is taken away. I am currently in Kota Kinabalu for another business trip. And it felt like it was just yesterday I bet farewell to Miri, the town where I lived for almost five years and discovered the real life hacks which absolutely bitter, yet somehow sweet & meaningful. Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah. :)

2017 has been passed so fast that I feel a lot of things are running in a blink of eyes. The internal emotional battles, the needs for mental preparation in ensuring sincere submission to the One & Only Lord, the never ending tasks, the impulse buying of expensive jewelry, the quick-thought business agreement, the self-aspiration to be physically and healthily fit & the acetous fact of fake friendship; it all comes with only one lesson that I know for sure. Life is all about keep moving on & open up to learn. 

Te Anau, Southern Island, New Zealand
Time has been running so fast that I must accept the fact that my remaining time left in this world is getting shorter. Regardless of when the final breath is set, the one fact that I must acknowledge is the time remain is getting little day by day. A question that I should continuously ask to myself is will the things that I have done bring me closer to the heaven or to the hell? *heart - crying*

As there is a pundit saying live life as you will be living for another 100 years & be kind as you will be dying tomorrow, we must always strike for an excellent balance. While striving for an exemplary achievement in our life, we must never forget the good deeds by others who had helped us in both direct & indirect ways. It is always either that person will build us up or bring us down, but in the end, we should thanks them both because of the lesson they've taught us. 

Actually, I want to share about re-direction. It means that whenever we feel sad, frustrated or anything negative, we must try to deviate our focus from negative to positive things so it will bring the best in ourselves. The energy when our negative is at peak is very powerful that it will be so worthy to be channeled & to be deviated to more positive direction.

Cordoba, Spain

I was once feel so demotivated that I burst into tears after coming back from office. Instead of continuously being mad & entertained that feeling, I try to make a video from the pictures that I had, and somehow that 1 Minute Reflection video makes me feel a lot better and more ideas for subsequent episodes keep coming in. From there, I decided to continue giving & capturing the reflection via similar video's subject and then sharing it via my social media. 

The feeling is so indescribable and it makes me holding the following words of Allah tighter;

.إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ
.إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْ
"By Time. Indeed man is in loss,except those who have faith and do righteous deeds, and enjoin one another to [follow] the truth, and enjoin one another patience."
[Chapter 103]

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Anniversary: The Fifth~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day~

There are lots of things happened and on-going at current moment; as I have not updated this blog for almost two months. I just completed my 13th trip that is equivalent to Chapter 15 of my travelog at New Zealand and still recovering. 

Yes, recovering; mentally, emotionally, physically & FINANCIALLY. HAHAHA

I was at Milford Sound - Piopiotahi when I hit my 5th working anniversary. It was such a fantastic place as the nature there is still virgin and everything is just perfect. Walking down to the memory lane, I never expect that I managed to stay with the same company for five years in spite of all the ups and downs. You may refer here on the history on way I managed to engage myself with this company five years back. HEHE~

Life in the current town where I am residing is just good; although my level of reluctance was almost 100% when I received my mobility later 18 months ago. I am currently enrolling myself to a swimming class but have to put it on hold for a while as my weekend is full with flight at current moment. And yes, I found that sitting in a plane is my current favourite comfort place and I utilise my time the most there.

Ain Dhab, Casablanca, Morocco

Five years may not be long enough but I believe that working place is the most challenging university of life whereby I do learn a lot. From understanding the holistic business spectrum to handling people, this place had taught me the lessons in the most unpredictable way.

And in summary, here are the lessons that I captured:

1. Emotional intelligence is the most crucial and important skill. No matter how good we are, failure in managing our emotion can kill our future career growth.

2. Networking play an equal important role as our skill. We have to make sure both of these elements are equally enhanced and nurtured. 

3. Never break the trust given to us. Once it broken, ten years still not enough to recover the damaged reputation.

4. Some colleagues are mean to be just a colleague. Only few can be trusted as friends. And this is normal. Embrace it! 

Grand Baie, Mauritius
5. Be selective on whom we want to share our personal life story. Some of them were wearing masks that we only discovered once it's already too late. Keep the professionalism intact!

6. Dealing with personnel who we know will always against us is far easier than those who acts like a friend but silently stab us at the back. Be careful and have faith! Karma always work and Allah knows :)

7. Utilise the paid annual leave given to the fullest while we are still young and free. Things get more complex and complicated as we climb the career ladder. 

8. Get at least one mentor that we trust can guide us to the right direction towards our desired career path. How to find a mentor? See the results they produced and their work ethics :)

9. Always eager to learn and be brave enough to admit our mistakes. We are never perfect as we are perfectly imperfect creatures.

10. Never ignore our family because of work as family is always our top priority :)

Bario Highland, Sarawak

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Post Relocation~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day~

It has been more than three months I haven't write any complete post. Yes, complete post. A lot of posts still stuck in the draft mode and finally it remains as "pekasam". Maybe it is just not my priority at this moment; since I have three international trip photobooks to be completed and two domestic trips. Go go Zaza~~~

I have been working at new location since 25th May, just five days before I departed to perform my umrah this year. It was a mind torturing event in my life but as time goes by, the hikmah starts to reveal by itself and it is so true that Allah knows best. It doesn't mean that I don't believe that Allah knows best before but what I want to emphasize here is as time goes by, the reason or in Islam we called it as hikmah starts to reveal the beauty behind every single thing happen in our life. Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah. May this hijrah is a blessed one for me and my religion. :)

The house that I owned in my previous location is fully taken care by my neighbor. For the rental matters, I hired an agent to in-charge of it. Just like my previous experience when I sold my first home, this one also I passed to the agent because I valued my thinking time more than managing those small yet complex matters. Thanks to all the properties related books that I have read, it really taught me the art of prioritization. ^_^

La Alhambra, Granada, Spain

July has been exciting for me as I discovered the best time and place for recreation in my new location. I also have been invited by my previous high-school teacher to deliver a motivational talk to the students; and also an unplanned trip to Johor recently have open up my eyes that everyone is actually blessed in their own way and it strengthen my belief that Allah swt is indeed The Richest! Alhamdulillah.

During the motivational talk that I've delivered, I did emphasized on the following things; which I believe it has made me for who I am today. 

1. We should understand the reason why we are born to this world especially the Muslims. By quoting  Chapter 51 (Surah Adh-Dhariyat) verse 56 of Qur'an; I explained to them that academics is secondary if to compare with the real reason of Allah created us which is to serve Him. Hence, our attitude & ethics to our Lord is extremely important.

2. Begin with end in mind. As life is temporary, that is the ultimate reason to do the best in everything we do; including academics. Never be satisfied of being a mediocre.

3. We shall design our life and starts to envisage where our life will be heading in more years to come. Yes, everything is destines by the Lord but if we know where we want to be in future, we can always pray and starts crafting & executing the efforts to reach towards our desire end target. Allah will definitely help us in many ways that amaze us.

4. Establish our own self value and principle is crucial as the value that we want to associate with us will reflect us in many ways. The way others perceive us is quite important; but the way we perceive ourselves is most important.

Interior of Masjid An-Nabawi, Madinah Al Munawwarah

5. Selecting the person we want to include in our close circle is another way to make sure we success in our life. Always make peace with anyone; but choose only few that can accept our value and principle into our life as we are just like the five persons we always associated ourselves with. So choose wisely.

6. Health is wealth. While managing our wealth is necessary as we grow up, taking care of our health holistically; physical, mental & emotion is also paramount & it should start since young age. And I did shared the example of bully cases that happened quite frequent recently and of course the story of mine is included. HAHAHA

7. Living within our means needs skills and knowledge. The way we manage our financial can impact our value as someone in huge debts can easily trapped in integrity issue; when the desperate time to pay back the debt is come.

8. Managing our time wisely is one of the most crucial skills throughout our life. All successful people have outstanding excellence in this skill and that is why they know very well on things to be prioritized. They end up spending their productive time in thing that matters the most.

9. Be kind, generous & grateful. These three habits are equally important.

Bukittingi, Indonesia

The reason lies behind that is because based on my observation, those graduated from so-called selected high-school like mine having no issue to success in term of academic and career, but somehow the attitude and habits are the factors that differentiate our altitude. 

May Allah gave me more blessings in term of free time so I can contribute more to my community & also to become a living proof that a person who keeps upholding the religion and shariah can actually success in any field they desire because with Allah, everything is always possible :)

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hola Casablanca!

Assalamua'laikum wbt & Good Day,

Hola from Bahamas! HAHA

Sometimes, dream high is good; especially when you need to activate the positive vibes within yourself. So yes, I will be in Bahamas, very very soon! Oh my~ Again, I am still in denial. :(

It has been quite sometimes I did not share my travel experience. In fact, I have yet to share my experience while traveling to Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Spain, Portugal, Morocco & Mauritius. I do not know either I am currently justifying or I am really busy.

Morocco has been one of my wishlists upon hearing on its uniqueness from one of my colleagues. Morocco is situated in North Africa, and most of the citizens master French language more than English. As far as I know, there is no direct flight from Malaysia to Casablanca & during my trip there last September, we have to transit in Jeddah for about 7 hours and that has made our total flight duration almost 23 hours. 

Chicken Tajin served with bread. Chicken is hidden underneath the fries :')

Malaysian who wished to visit Morocco have to apply for visa via Morocco Embassy situated in Ampang. During my trip, our visa cost was 104 MYR because we applied for double entries visa since our arrival and departure points to & fro Kuala Lumpur was Casablanca. We went to Spain & Portugal in the midst of our Morocco trip since we got quite a good deal after we bought our ticket to Morocco via Saudi Airlines. 

Honestly, Casablanca in September was quite hot, just like the city where I am currently living while waiting to my next transfer. There are lots of nice food; and my favourite was Chicken Tajin & 2 Dirham Donut. 

I have been in Morocco for 6 nights, whereby I spent the first two and the last night in Casablanca while the rest was spent in Marrakech. The other 7 nights was spent in Spain & Portugal. All in all, the overall duration of my September trip was 14 days and it is the most meaningful trip as I have visited Al Hambra Palace, one of the best history that really touch my heart :'( However, I will only shared on my trip to Morocco in this entry.

Ain Dhiab, Casablanca

We stayed in Hotel Ibis City Centre, located just opposite Casa Port Train Station that is equivalent to KL Sentral in Malaysia. There are lots of food shop nearby with reasonable price. And for this, I am thankful that we just brought 2 Maggie Cups and 2 packets of butter biscuits. Shall we do the opposite, we might end up bringing back the foods to Malaysia. HAHA :)

I took 3 hours of sleep upon arrived at hotel to minimize the jet lag impact and we just walked around the Old Medina area that day. Since we were not into shopping that much, we just tour around to get ourselves familiar with the city tram as preparation for the next day.

The next day, we went to Ain Dhiab and Hassan II Great Mosque. The view was so majestic and we were both excited in spite of the hot weather. We went to Ain Dhiab via the city tram and local bus to Hassan II Great Mosque. The bus was so packed that I need to sit at the bus dashboard since there is so minimum space even just to stand up. That's the reason why we decided to just walk on our way back from the mosque to our hotel by thinking positively that it is part of exercise. HAHA

Hassan II Great Mosque, Casablanca
On the next day, we took a 3 hours train to Marrakech. We have to cancelled our booking at Ait Ben Heddou since the taxi is quite expensive and we have mistakenly underestimated the Eid Adha factor while planning on our stay in Marrakech. Fortunately, Riyad Kenzo, the hotel that we planned to stay after Ait Ben Heddou is available for one night earlier check-in. 

I will share on my experience while I'm in Marrakech in next entry, inshaAllah. 

For the last night in Casablanca before we returned back to Malaysia, we were basically entering from Lisbon. There was some friction while dealing with the immigration there since they doubt that we will be leaving the country on the next day. However, it is resolved after a thorough explanation.

Another side of Hassan II Great Mosque, Casablanca

We basically have underestimated the beauty of Morocco and we should spend more time there and went to Fes and Meknes as well. But then, there is always next time. Perhaps with my own family later, inshaAllah. Eh? #sistetiba


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Unexpected Drive Factor~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & good day,

Huh! I am just done with 500 words essay for my next project. I do not know what is the exact feeling that I am having now; but I can't avoid from being so satisfied since I have been longing to get out from the current comfort zone and try something new instead. After all, I just have to pray & wait patiently for the results as I believe that Allah will make it easier for me if it is indeed the best thing for me. 

I have been listening to Oprah's talk show in these few days. And somehow, one important thing that I can take as important guide for me to maneuver my life towards more years to come is the person who is fully responsible for me is definitely myself! Such an eye and heart opener!

This year has been quite challenging in spite of it's just entering the last month of the first quarter. The story that I will share may be quite cliche but I believe it may be beneficial in some part.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

I remembered one day when I just sit down silently upon back from office and I feel that everything is so easy and I already feel too much complacent and do not have any desire or enough burner to strive for more. I did chatted with one of my colleagues and I remembered that I've told him that you tend to be comfortable on where you are now because you never work under an extreme superior that become your force factor in order to get yourself out from your comfort zone. And I could say that I am regret to say that because not many days after, something had happened between me and my superior and that thing change the way I react.

Looking back on the thing that happened, I have become a stronger believer of Qada' and Qadar. That situation taught me that Allah is indeed a great listener and He knows the right way to bring us higher. It open up more opportunities for me to be a better person, on top of driving me to strive for more.

Helicopter view from Miri to Bario, Malaysia

What had happened actually?

1. I have been delaying the effort in updating my resume and that situation had become the push factor for me to complete my resume update and amazingly, I can complete it in less than a week and submit it to two expert CV reviewers. I doubt that I can progress so fast if there's nothing happen between me and my superior.

2. I learn to be more assertive instead of being too emotional. And I can conclude that being assertive is definitely tiring as we have to exert more energy to balance our emotion. And somehow, I get the results and conclusion that I want between me and my superior more effectively by being more assertive rather than emotional! More than that, we achieved mutual agreement to not cross the border of each other "high-high" alarm and be more open in managing expectations.

3. I get the thing that I have been longing to try since long time ago done! Now I start to believe in one of Neelofa's tips to be more productive; by channeling the anger that we have into something that can benefit us. And it is indeed true that the idea during the state of anger is flowing continuously whereby I can complete drafting the essay needed for that special project in less than 30 minutes. And tonight, it takes me less than 2 hours to complete the full write-up! Yeay!! :)

Grand Baie, Mauritius

What is actually the lesson learned here?

1. Knowing ourselves by fully utilizing our strengths and acknowledge our weaknesses is extremely important. By knowing this, we can start charting the life that we really want and put it into an actionable items properly.

2. Understanding the nuances between being assertive and emotional is crucial. Most of the times, ladies tend to be emotional rather than assertive. Assertive is the ability to convey the real facts and being rational when the stake is high.

3. Allah knows us the best. Like my case, He knows that I am in dire need of external push factor to kick me to start moving and somehow, He gave me that straight away.

4. I think people tend to concern more on those who goes to violence side in any conflict and tend to overlook on those who tend to go for silence. Generally, the extreme end for any conflict situation will either lead a personnel to turn silent or violent.  Somehow, people forget that those who opt for silence end may bring more harm than those who goes for violence. 

Have a nice day. Wassalam~

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Reflection of 2016~

Assalamua'laikum wbt & good day,

It has been quite some times I have  not browsed into my Blogger dashboard. Busy is definitely not the reason; but I would say that blogging is not my priority all this while. The reason I said so is because after some times, I realized that in spite of how occupied I am, I always try to accommodate part of my time to things that really matter to me. So, if I answered that I'm busy in responding to your request, please understand the indirect message. *HAHA*. Brutally honest? That's the reality of life indeed! 

Last year is one of the most fulfilling years throughout my 27 years and 3 months of living. I have been traveling abroad every quarter, which is one of my wishlists and inshaAllah will fulfill another wishlist this year; but seems like it's not about getting married. *HAHA*

But still, please pray for me. Like death & sustenance, I believe the same thing goes to anything related to mate. We just have to pray for the best, and believe that Allah will answer to it at the best time with the right person.

The serenity view from Cordoba to Granada, Spain.
In spite of busy traveling, I figured out that last year has been quite productive for me. New achievement, new environment and new experience. After all, I am now a total believer that becoming a productive person keeps us going, but we have to be really careful on the nuances in between busy & productive.

Busy bring us nowhere, but being productive do produce RESULTS. That is where we have to be visionary and clear about where do we envisage our life will be heading; in any aspects that truly matters to us. 

Being realistic is relevant, but it should not stop us from dream BIG. Being realistic will pave the timeline that we should consider in achieving our dream, but what to be achieved should be LIMITLESS. As long as it does not contradicts with our religion and bring down our integrity, there is basically nothing will stop us

Singapore City Gallery, Singapore.
When I went to Singapore last March, I did visit Singapore City Gallery, whereby all the future town planning on how Singapore is envisaged to be is clearly explained and demonstrated through the  illustration. In spite of its small size and limited natural resources, their thorough planning and vision have turned Singapore to be one of so called "Country with Superb Brain". And it makes me questioned myself, do my country have this? But then, I realized that I can't change anything outside me except myself. Hence, it brings me to the reality that change in a country is basically the results of change in individuals. So, if we keep on complaining about our country, how about we start to change ourselves first? *DUSH*

Today is the 48th day of 2017, and I am still struggling in determining my priority. Career is one of it, but there is other priorities that needs to be ranked accordingly. Work is definitely a never ending task, and in this never ending thingy is where we learn to look deep into ourselves and start asking; What actually the thing(s) that really  matters to me?

History Museum of Barcelona, Spain.

Thank you 2016, it has been an excellent mixture of challenges & achievements!


Hola 2017, lets maneuver the journey with full of faith, positivism and spirits!

Have a nice day. Wassalam~