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Friday, April 29, 2011

Makan Gathering di Ottawa~~


Salam alaik to all,

Al yaum(hari ini), ana nak kongsi sedikit gambar2 yg diambil di sepanjang lawatan ana ke Ottawa~

Sebelum apa2, ana hendak ucapkan shukran jazilan kepada semua kakaks yang telah membuatkan lawatan ana ke Ottawa a very memorable one~!! inshaAllah, it will stay etched in ana's memory forever~ =)

telur sambal kak tiqah~ ada "kick" punya~ =D
makan gathering~ om nom nom~~
cucur sayur kak dila~ =D mantap amat~
ayam masak kuah lemak kak tqah~! mmg besh~ one of ana's kegemaran~ 
cupcakes kak shida~ ;)
sayur masak style cina~ produk ana~ haha
kuah rojak buat mangga muda~ on nom nom~
stir fry celeri produk ana~ ^^
kek coklat kak awin~ =D
the famous beaver's tail kat downtown~ choc banana, maple butter, & simply choc~ om nom nom~~
Inilah sedikit gambar2 makanan yg telah ana dapat jamu di sana bersama-sama kakaks yg rock kat Ottawa. Alhamdulillah kerana semua rezeki ini dr Allah SWT. Semua ni merupakan ni'mat drNya yg Maha Pengasih dan Maha Pemberi kepada hamba2Nya~~

Sahabat sekalian, tolong jangan lupa untuk selalu panjatkan syukur kepada Ilahi dan tujukan rasa berterima kasih kepada Allah tercinta buat apa2 shj rezeki yg dpt dinikmati~!!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

OFF TOPIC: Food - something that always bring me joy~ =D

Bismillah - in the name of Allah.

Hi, I just wanted to post some photos of a fraction of food that was made for the past semester~!! (since I don't have a facebook to upload the pics to now and I felt like sharing the pictures. so this blog is my victim. haha)
after baked~~ 

tuna fried rice~ 

strawberry jam.. forgot to take the end product picture -.-'


tomato and mushroom ground beef stew~

home made hot bubble tea~ ^_^v

packed lunch~ =D

the packed lunch sweet cherry beef rice~ ^^

sup mee suah-chinese favourite~!! XD

red bean + sago dessert drink~

the making of tomato+mushroom+potato chicken stew~

end product..looks dry in the picture~

super moist choc cake with vanilla frosting~ ;)

super healthy smoothie~!! (banana+mango+orange) slurp2~~ =D


Salam dan jumpa lagi di post seterusnya, inshaAllah~



Share a Quote Series~


Salam alaik,

"Tidak sempurna iman sesiapa dalam kalangan kamu sehinggalah diriKu lebih dikasihinya berbanding kasih kepada orang tuanya dan anak bahkan sekalian manusia” 
[riwayat al-Bukhari, Muslim, an-Nasa’ie dan Ibn Majah]



Why get angry? The next time, swallow that anger~!!

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum to all,

Syukur (gratefulness) alhamdulillah to Him for giving me this chance to write another post. Ana pray that everyone's Iman is in their highest state. Amin yaRabb.

So, as we all know, people tend to get very angry easily, at little things that annoys and gets them upset. But why? Why must you let these trivial things get to your nerves my dear ikhwah and akhawat(brothers and sisters)? Let's start to learn to swallow our anger~! Let's become those people who perseveres through these things. I mean if we get exasperated and mad about little and insignificant things, how can we expect Allah SWT to forgive our big sins? MashaAllah. We expect from Allah to not get angry at us and yet, here we are, human so weak and incessantly directing anger in every situation.

We need to learn how to forgive people out of love, not for them (those who did wrong against you), but for yourself~!! In order for your name to be in the list amongst the people who are considered the Mutaqqins. At times, you monologue and say to yourself, "but no, this case is different. This person really doesn't deserve forgiveness at all. What he did is so messed up..." And by the way, forgiveness is not given to people who deserve it, it is by definition: to give it to somebody who doesn't deserve it.

All this anger and negative reactions are what's craved by the satans. The satans will no doubt want to cause frictions and unhappiness to people, especially among us believers. So, never allow yourself to succumb to these evil desires or the satans are going to have their laugh for their sickening achievements. Lame satans. Be sure to get rid of them from empowering you my dear ikhwah and akhawat. Take actions NOW before it's too late. Remember, once contaminated, it will be more difficult to clean up.

Precautions my fellow friends.. Precautions~~

WAllahua'lam bis sawab.


side note: inspired by Nouman Ali Khan =)

oh oh nak tambah sikit. kenapa nak marah2 selalu, org kata kalau selalu marah, nanti cepat tua tau~! ho ho.. =P (sila abaikan, irrelevant point)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Allah Meredhai Hamba2Nya apabila...~~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. dear readers,

Hopefully everyone is in good health and in their highest state of Iman. =)

Diriwayatkan dari Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu‘anhu, bahwa Rasulullah Shallallahu‘alaihi wasalam bersabda sesuatu yg membawa maksud:
“Sesungguhnya Allah meredhai hamba2 dalam tiga perkara dan membenci hamba2 juga dalam tiga perkara."

Allah meredhai kalian bila kalian:
(1) Hanya beribadah kepada Allah, (2) tidak mempersekutukan-Nya, (3) Serta berpegang teguh pada tali (agama) Allah seluruhnya, dan janganlah kalian berpecah belah.

Dan Allah membenci kalian bila kalian:
(1) Suka qiila wa qaala (berkata tanpa dasar), (2) Banyak bertanya (yang tidak berfaedah), (3) Menyia-nyiakan harta”
(HR. Muslim no. 1715)



Friday, April 22, 2011


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. I bid to all and ana wish everyone's in their highest state of Iman today. Let's give thanks to Allah every time we wake up in the morning from our temporary death as we're given the chance to continue experiencing and performing our duties here on Earth as Muslims.

Greetings as well to non-Muslim readers, my love and prayers for you too~! =)

So al yaum (today), here's what I have to share with you guys:

My exhaustion,
Of being someone who loves and be loved by,
In my race and pursuit of love that is so unsure,
Even though I have had the love before,
But now, it’s fading and becoming more distant.

My exhaustion,
Of being a loyal lover,
To the human race called males,
Whose promises never fulfilled,
Only sweet at mouth but bitter and empty at heart.

My exhaustion,
Of bearing all sorts of sorrow,
After all my goodness and sweetness you grazed,
And now leaving me alone,
Lying limp with the imaginary memory you created from the very moment we met.

My exhaustion,
Witnessing “human love,”
That comes and goes just like the wind blows,
As if no direction is known,
And still unsure of where it leads to, unsure of its end.

But while in this,
You and I momentarily forget,
In the pursuit of “human love,”
There is indeed a love so divine,
That’s pure and holy for eternity,
And that is……. The Ultimate LOVE OF ALLAH~!!!


Dear ikhwah & akhawat (brothers & sisters), pour all the love you have within you to Him~! Dedicate yourself in entirety to Him and He will acknowledge it. He will then reward you with the true one (a man on Earth) that can guide and lead you to Jannah, insyaAllah. =)

Etch this in mind: LOVE is a NIKMAT from Him~ Don't turn this sacred love into something that can make you go astray from Him or eat you up inside (membinasakan Iman diri). If the time is still not right to express your love, then express it to Allah in your prayers~! That's the best for everyone~! ;)


WAllahua'lam bis sawab.


p/s: this has no personal connection/meaning to ana. It's just to share with readers who're so into "human love." HAHA~!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Prayer for my fellow dear Muslimahs~ =)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. and greetings to all,

Alhamdulillah (all praise to Him), I'm still allowed to update my blog to this moment. Don't forget to start off your day with a word to your Creator. =) He'll remember you when you remember Him. Simple as long as you follow His Guidelines to the tee. =D

Anyway, just to share a prayer with all Muslimahs out there: 

YaAllah, jadikanlah aku muslimah yang solehah.. yang baik di antara yang terbaik & kurniakanlah aku pendamping yang baik dalam mendapatkan sesuatu yg terbaik dariMu bagi meraih redhaMu yaAllah.. Amin yaRabb.



Share a Quote Series~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. and greetings I bid to ana's dear readers,

I hope everyone is in the pink of health and most importantly, in their highest state of Iman. =)


Iman is not something that I just "perform" in a place of worship. IMAN IS LIFE~! Iman is how I interact with my love, Allah during all the breaths that I take.  - Shaykh Habib 'Ali Al Jifri



Monday, April 11, 2011

A Guidance to follow~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

So Muhammad as a man had died and left the world, but as a Prophet, his legacy lives on in the form of the Al Qur'an and Sunnah. If people hold fast to them, they will never go astray. The teachings he left for us, if put into practice in their true spirit and proper way, will bring happiness to life in this world as well as in the life to come. In this sense, Islam is a worldly religion that considers first the worldly affairs of humanity, then the Hereafter (Jennah) which is an eternal continuation of the worldly life. Hence, the sensible approach is to follow the way shown to us by Prophet Muhammad whose conduct was the Qur'an; which is a guidance from Allah and for which P. Muhammad  was given authority by God to interpret. That is why Muhammad's conduct was is the most exemplary expression of human conduct!

As for the verse I would like to share today is:

1:5-7 You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help. Guide us to the straight and right path, the path of those whom You have favoured; not the path of those who earn Your anger nor of those who go astray.


Share a Quote Series~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

If you want to talk to Allah, perform Salah (prayers), if you want Allah to talk to you, read the Al Qur'an~



Saturday, April 9, 2011

SO much to do, SO little time~ Astagha~


YaAllah, there's so many things to do~!! Ana's overwhelmed~! ASTAGHFIRULLAHALADZIM~!!! Please provide ana with the strength, focus, discipline, diligence, understanding, wisdom, speed, intelligence, faith, believe, confidence, trust, health, patience, perseverance, peace, calmness, memory, ability, and etc..basically please grant Your slave with everything that You deem necessary for ana yaAllah~!! Please bless all ana's efforts and doings O' Allah Almighty~!! Amin yaRabbilalamin.

Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja'altahu sahlan, wa anta taj'alul hazna iza shikta sahlan~!! Amin. (O' Allah, there is no comfort except with things that You allow ease God; You make difficulties easy if You are willing. Amin)
Malay translation: Ya Allah, tidak ada kemudahan kecuali sesuatu yg Engkau permudahkan, Engkau menjadikan kesusahan itu senang jika Engkau Kehendaki~

Allahumma ja'alni najihan fi imtihan, fi deen, fi dunya wal akhirah~!! Amin. (Dear Allah, please make possible success in examinations, in faith, both here on Earth and Hereafter. Aminnnn.)
Malay translation: Ya Allah ya Tuhan kami, tlg jadikan untukku kejayaan dlm peperiksaan dan dalam agama di dunia dan juga di akhirat~



Thursday, April 7, 2011

AQ Verse~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum to all,

Thanks to Him I'm still here to update ana's blog. Alhamdulillah. Anyway, ana want to share one of ana's favourite verse from the AQ:-

(14:31) - Say(Muhammad -pbuh) to My (Allah's) servants who believe and have faith, to establish regular prayers to Me (Allah) and spend/give part of what We have given unto them (in wealth and resources), secretly or publicly (for the purpose of good and not evil), before the day (Resurrection Day) comes (in the Hereafter) when there shall be neither bargaining or befriending (that can be of any benefit against My(Allah) judgment at that time).

Translation in Malay -->

(14:31) - katakanlah (Muhammad) kepada hamba2Ku yang telah beriman, "hendaklah mereka melaksanakan solatmenginfakkan sebahagian rezeki yang Kami berikan secara sembunyi atau secara terang2ngan sebelum datang hari kiamat, ketika itu tidak ada lagi jual beli (negotiation) dan persahabatan dgnKu (Allah)."

Hah. Dah baca kan? Maknanya yang tak tahu pun skrg dah tahu kan? Heheh. Kalau kita dah tau, jgn buat tak tau. Lagi berat dosa kalau org yg berilmu tidak mempraktikkan apa yang mereka ketahui. dan apa salahnya kalau kita ikut, kan dpt lagi rapat ngan Allah? Hidup kita sbg umat Islam, tujuan utama kita haruslah mengejar cinta Ilahi~! 

Peace and love to all.


ANNOUNCEMENT dear readers~!


Salam alaik to all,

From now onwards, ana will not restrain myself from writing my posts in Malay anymore. Before this, I try my best not to write too many posts in Malay and to write mostly in English as I initially intend targetting readers from a wider scope and area. However, I find that sometimes it's tad bit hard to describe things as well in English than in Malay. Guess it's due to ana's poor English.

If you don't understand Malay and would like to know what I'm writing, you can always use the google webpage translator. =) Where there's a will, there's a way~~ =D

Ana would also like to take this opportunity to thank "whomever who's been reading or have ever set their mouse at ana's blog page" for the incessant support~! May you all be in Allah's blessings always. Amin. =) 

Uhibbuki fillah,
Nur Aqlili Liana C.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reminiscence & GRADES~!! He Knows, while you know not~!!

If ana wrote something which is not accurate, please tell (tegur) ana and forgive ana for ana's carelessness. Not intentional for sure.
Want an A+ from HIM? Earn it! Prove that you're worth His Attention, Mercy, Love, etc.. Or is the A+ from your teachers more meaningful to you?

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Alhamdulillah for I'm still able to add a blog post today. I bid everyone to be in good health and in the highest state of Iman. Aminn.

So, it's half past midnight and I just got home from school. Am having quite a tummy discomfort at the moment. Maybe cos I only had a bagel as my dinner? Oh well, still grateful at least I get to fill my stomach with some food ! Alhamdulillah alhamdulillah ! It may sound like it's not a big deal but let's thank Allah whenever we can, be it small or big, because when we remember Him, He'll remember us in return ! Be sure that fact gets etched in your mind ! =) **am having a very warm and soothing camomile with mint tea in hopes of helping my tummy ache+toasted bread with honey and za'tar spice** thank you Allah^_^

Alright, now moving on to the main point of this post. Haha. Sorry for the quite irrelevant intro.

Ever recalled yourself saying/arguing with your teacher, lecturer, instructor, TA, you name it; about how every single point matters to you? How you mentioned, fought, and cried for pity to be granted that few meager points for it'd help towards your final grade? Pointing and highlighting to him/her how it's all about the grades? How important grades are to you? Now now, try thinking when was the last time you thought/felt similarly with your SOLATS (prayers) ?! Dear ikhwah & akhawat (brothers & sisters), we human tend to allow ourselves to drown in the dunya. I mean, try pondering: Will those so called 'GREAT GRADES' guarantee you Jannah (paradise) ? Will those "grades" promise you His rewards? Will those "grades" please Him? or lead you to yhour ULTIMATE HAPPINESS? No, the answer to ALL those questions is a flat N O, NO! Do you realise how worked up especially us students (well obviously, this is the group of target since it's bout grades..) can get when it comes to grades and results? DO YOU GET THAT WORKED UP WHEN YOU MISS YOUR SOLAT(S) ?!! Astaghfirulla.. astaghfirullah.. astaghfirullahaladzim...~!! -_-"

Even as We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad S.A.W.) of your own, reciting to you Our Messages (the Al Qur'an) and purifying you, and teaching you the Scripture (the AQ) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islamic Laws and Fiqh), and teaching you that which you used not to know (new knowledge). Therefore remember Me; I shall remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith (do not defy/act ungrateful with Me) !

However, this does not mean I'm encouraging you to not care about your grades at all. This does not also give you the green light to not put in your best efforts in your studies. Sure thing, school and its grades are pretty big deal for us because when it comes to black and white, what's seen are the letters imprinted on the official document. However, that is no reason for us to become too obsessed with it, and I quote, "God helps those who help themselves." Remember and keep in mind that we as Muslims who have Him with us, should live a lifestyle that aligns His words i.e. the Holy Al Qur'an. Always, always, apply the D.U.I.T. principle - Doa (Pray) . Usaha (Effort) . Ikhtiar (Initiative) . Tawakkal (Trust) . ~~~

Doa Usaha Ikhtiar Tawakkal = DUIT! Do It! =D

InsyaAllah, after applying D.U.I.T., whatever befalls you then, is what's best for us. Accept with open heart - we call it REDHA (kita redha je lah dgn apa yg direzekikan olehNya kpd kita). Maybe at the moment, you wouldn't understand why or maybe even to the extend of being really disappointed and sad, but "la tahzan (don't be sad)", -

"...but it is possible that you love a thing which is bad for you; and that you dislike a thing which is good for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not."


OK, ana will pen again another time. Now, it's time for me to finish my camomile mint tea and then tug myself in bed.


p/s: Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah for giving me the hidayah to write an article coupled with scriptures/verses from the AQ. Alhamdulillahi lathee bini-matihi tatimmus saalihaat. =)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bermalam di katil seorang lelaki~


Moga semua dalam keadaan sihat wal afiat. Al-yaum (hari ini), sekadar ingin berkongsi cerita 'copy paste' yang mempunyai moral/pengajaran yang penting (kalau artikel tiada manfaat, manakan ana hendak post di blog ana) sebab ana sendiri masih tidak berapa senang untuk menulis coretan sendiri. Idea memang ada sentiasa mengalir, cuma semuanya duduk berbaris dalam drafts akibat kesibukan ana yang teramat ini. astaghfirullah. minta supaya Allah membantu meringankan sedikit kerja2 ana. iAllah. Allah musta'an. (kepada Allah lah kita meminta bantuan)

Bermalam Di Katil Seorang Lelaki

Kisah berlaku waktu satu rombongan guru pelatih membuat rombongan ke tempat bersejarah. Bila sampai ke tempat yang dituju para guru pelatih mendapati tempat tersebut merupakan satu yang tidak pernah dikunjung oleh sesiapa…lengang, sepi!

Maka guru pelatih bermula turun untuk melihat kesan sejarah yang ada di tempat tersebut. Pada permulaan, mereka berkumpul bersama melihat kesan sejarah yang ada. Lebih kurang sejam selepas itu mereka berpecah menuju ke tempat sejarah yang mereka sukai.

Nak jadi cerita, seorang guru pelatih perempuan yang begitu tekun mencatit dan mengarang maklumat yang ada pada kesan sejarah tersebut, tanpa disedar,dah tertinggal.

Yang trainer pulak ingat semua cikgu-cikgu dah ada dalam bas, so mereka bertolak untuk balik.

Cikgu pelatih yang tertinggal tu mula gabra…menjerit sekuat hati, cemas giler panggil kawan-kawan dia dan pelatih yang lain. Tapi hampa.

So dia tekad berjalan nak keluar dari tempat berkenaan menuju ke kampung berdekatan. Sejam berjalan tetapi masih tidak menjumpai sesiapa. Startlah letih dan menangis panggil mak ayah.

Pusing pusing nampak satu pondok kecik berdekatan dengan tempat tu. so dia pegi ketuk pintu. Keluar seorang pemuda anggaran umur linkungan lewat 20an dan bertanya: siapa kamu? Jawablah cikgu tadi yang dia tertinggal bas rombongan, dan tak tahu nak pulang.

Berkatalah lelaki tadi bahawa tempat yang ingin ditujunya berletak di selatan dan tempat mereka berada di utara, dan tempat tu memang tak didiami sesiapa. Maka menangislah cikgu tadi bagai orang hilang akal…

Disebabkan kesian, lelaki tu menyuruh cikgu tadi bermalam dipondok dia je sementara tunggu subuh untuk di hantar pulang.

Cikgu tu disuruh tidur atas katil lelaki tersebut manakala lelaki itu tidur atas lantai berhamparkan kain je dan ambil sehelai kain lain digantung sebagai pengadang tempat tidur antara dia dan cikgu tu.

Lelaki tadi duduk dipenjuru pondok dan membaca buku. Yang cikgu tu tutup seluruh badan dia ngan kain gebar menahan menangis dek takut dan tak henti matanya mengawasi lelaki misteri tu.

Tiba-tiba lelaki tu tutup buku dan pergi kat lilin yang menyala dan membakar jarinya satu persatu.

Cikgu tadi apalagi, bertambah kecut perut takut kerana berfikir bahawa lelaki tersebut mengamalkan ilmu songsang.. mengeletar giler maut… Maka kedua-duanya tidak tidur sehingga pagi…

Bila menjelang pagi lelaki tersebut menghantar cikgu tadi ketempat asalnya.

Bila dah sampai rumah, cikgu tadi pun menceritakan apa yang terjadi kat mak bapak dia. Bapak cikgu tu dengan seribu satu persoalan mengesyaki sesuatu berlaku, sebab tengok anak dia nampak sakit, pucat lesi dan takut amatlah sangat.

Si bapa pun pergi ke tempat yang dimaksudkan anaknya tu. Menyamar sebagai pemburu yang tersesat dan bertanya tempat tuju. Dalam hati si bapa tadi hairan tengok jari jari tangan lelaki tadi berbalut dan bertanya kenapa…

So lelaki tu pun cerita bahawa dua malam lepas datang seorang perempuan cantik elok paras rupa untuk tumpang bermalam dipondok beliau. Dan sudah tentu pada ketika itu syaitan iblis sudah berada bersama mereka. Disebabkan takut terjadinya perkara yang tidak diingini berlaku, beliau membakar jarinya satu persatu supaya dapat menghindarkan diri dari berfikir memperkosa perempuan tersebut.

Mendengar penerangan lelaki tersebut si bapa mempelawa lelaki berbalut jari itu datang kerumahnya dan berhajat mengahwinkan anaknya kepada lelaki tersebut.., tanpa pengetahuan lelaki tu yang bahawasanya perempuan yang akan dikahwininya adalah perempuan yang menumpang tidur di katil nya 2 malam yang sudah…


Apabila kita nak lakukan dosa, cubalah kita letakkan tangan kita di atas api. Jika kita mampu menahan kepedihan api tanpa rasa sakit, lakukan dosa tersebut TETAPI jika kita tak mampu.

Ingatlah bahawasanya api di dunia ini telah di hilangkan bisa neraka selama beribu2 tahun baru diletak di dunia ni, dan cuba kita bayang dan rasakan kepedihan api sebenarnya iaitu Api Neraka..

p/s : mcm mn??fikir sendiri la..korang sume dh besar..dosa pun tanggung sendiri..peringatan utk shah n rakan2 sume..sedut sini..



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Share a Quote Series~


Assalam to all,

OK, it's not exactly a quote but a sentence from the AQ. Ana like this so, ana share here! =)

Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the doers of good. 



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Remember Allah in times of goodness too~!

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ana want to share a very good video that an akhawat shared with ana. May Allah bless her!~



Eating prayers~


Today, ana went out to have some lunch with a good friend.

WARNING! : Don't forget, before you put that food into your mouth, please do read your eating prayers! or if you don't remember it, at least, please say "Bismillah". =)

Eating prayer - Allahumma bareeq lanaa fima razaaqtana wakeena azaa banaar

(aseef, ana not so sure of the spelling but that's how it sounds like. and it's really easy you know. maybe at first, it seems so long, just like it was for me the first few times ana started practising reading this prayer everytime before ana eat and alhamdulillah, 9/10 times ana remember to say it. but after one week, wah, you can say it easily. just like snapping your fingers!)

or an alternative is - Bisimillahi wa 'ala baraka-tillah (Hah, so short this one! No more complains OK?!!)
which translates to - With Allah's name and upon the blessings granted by Allah, do we eat. 

There's also prayer after your meals: Alhamduillahi lathee at amana wa saquana waja 'alana minal Muslimin.
Translation: All praise to Allah who gave us food and drink and who made us Muslims. =)

dessert time!! yummylicious~~ not exorbitant like in Malaysia
One thing ana dislike bout this country is the high tax charges. So sad, ana always paying for tax, which hinders me from giving them good tips sometimes. hmm..

Anyway, we walked a bit in the mall and here's a pretty nice fountain!~ Get to de-stress a bit from the hectic weekdays. Alhamdulillah..

All right, that's all and here's a picture=)

REMINDER!: Everyday, don't forget to give thanks to Allah (make this a kewajipan) in EVERY SOLAT (prayer) ! Many people forget to do that. It's such a simple thing, saying thank you i.e.. I mean, Allah gets a lot of prayers mentioning their hopes from Him, what they want to achieve, what they need, and so on, but only a handful remember to also include a simple "Thank you Allah for all that you've done for me". Do this in your sujud alright ikhwah and akhawat? x susah pun.. =)