Monday, 25 September 2017

Anniversary

♥ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US ~ Mr. Nizam and Mrs. Fara ♥

25.09.2010 is the date when he said.. "Aku terima nikahnya.." Fast forward to today, it has been 7 days we've been husband and wife. Blessed! Alhamdulillah..

Ya Rabb..
Jadikanlah kami suami dan isteri yang saling mencintai di kala dekat, serta saling menyempurnakan daam peribadatan.
Jadikanlah kami pasangan yang akan bertemu di akhirat kelak.
Jadikanlah kami umat-Mu yang selalu bersyukur atas segala apa yang Engkau berikan.


Love grows over time. Friendship builds through years of living life together. Neither can reach their full depth if there are void of strong commitment and devotion. And, neither happens in a few months or even a few years time. It's a process. It's a journey. - Anonymous

 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Journey with Young Living: Our Sleep Potion

As mentioned in my previous post, my first YL essential oils are Cedarwood and RC. Move forward to many months later, I was looking for a cheap diffuser on FB preloved page, and found one YL distributor who wanted to let go her extra unit and can COD. It came with free 5ml lavender and lemon essential oil. At that time, the price was around RM2++, I don't exactly remember exact price.

From that moment on, my journey with YL essential oil begins. I did my research on what other oils I can use for my children. No, they do not have major issues. Basically, I need a good night sleep without having to wake up middle of the night because my girls have trouble sleeping and sometimes nightmare. Not once, but few times every night. It affects my sleep pattern and of course I am tired, although I slept at 9PM every night, but waking in between 7-8 hours of deep sleep could ruin your morning mood and health for the rest of the day.

Then, my good friend shared how her son would sleep at 2 - 3 am every night. She's like a walking zombie during daytime. She was introduced to YL essential oil and used it on her son. It worked like miracle! I consulted her and she gave me tips how to tackle my daughters issue.

My daughters issue if you may ask; not sleep on time, awake middle of the night, wake up with tantrum in the morning, crying and moody. The main reason is lack of sleep.

My friend suggested to diffuse Cedarwood essential oil for deep sleep and calming essential oil e.g. orange or peppermint for good mood. I chose orange since it is cheaper than peppermint. My daughters doesn't like Cedarwood, so later I changed to lavender (the expensive EO).

For a start, I diffused lavender essential oil every night and in the morning at 5AM before they wake up, diffused orange essential oil to boost their mood. I make this as a routine for 2 weeks, and I am delighted with the result. They sleep at 9PM, less nightmares and hardly wake up middle of the night, pleasant mood and no trouble asking them to get ready for school. I'm a happy mom!

Based on the excellent result, I asked my husband for another diffuser in our bedroom. I bought from another YL distributor who wanted to let go her extra unit too. (At that time, I didn't know about PV, points and members thing). It also comes with 5ml lavender and lemon. We used lemon essential oil for detox. No need for us to squeeze lemon anymore, just drop in a glass of water and drink!  J



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Thursday, 1 June 2017

For the Love of Essential Oils

Have you heard about Essential Oils? What is Essential Oils? How does it function?
 
Essential oils are natural aromatic mixtures found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and different parts of plants.

According to Cambridge dictionary, essential oil is an oil, usually with a strong smell, that is taken from a plant and is used to make perfume, or for rubbing into a person's body during massage.

Long time ago (15 years maybe), I used the aromatherapy oil burner with lavender. Back then, I didn’t know we have an oil diffuser which is much easier to use. I was introduced to Young Living essential oil by my sister in law. She posted few oils she used for her children and reading all her positive feedback fascinates me.

One day I decided to give it try after my daughters been having flu and cough for more than a month. At the same time, they also had trouble sleeping. Both my daughters woke up few times every night due to nightmares and sometimes asked for milk. It affects my sleep and I am tired during the day. So, my sister in law suggested to try RC to tackle flu and cough and cedarwood for deep sleep.

Lucky both are cheap! J

Before I persuade my husband and purchase, I have to present my proposal complete with price and benefit. My husband a.k.a. Finance Minister. J

The result? Amazing! Fantastic! Their flu and cough lessen after few days. They woke up once or twice, and sometimes sleep through the night. I think six months after that, I decided to buy Young Living dewdrop diffuser since I’ve read a lot of good review about it. And even my sister in law used it for her children. Her living room smells nice! It came with 5ml Lavender and Lemon. For free! (P/S: I bought it from someone who has extra while searching for diffuser on FB)

Now? I have three diffusers and few of other everyday essential oils which I will write in my next post - the Premium Starter Kit. Stay tuned!





Important note:
The owner is an Independent Distributor of Young Living and the information on this website is NOT intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any disease, illness, or condition, and should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional medical care and advice. This information is intended for educational purposes only. The testimonials, research, and information within applies only to Young Living essential oils and no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or users on this page and the owner will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Salam Ramadhan 1438H


Alhamdulillah, the month of mercy and blessing is finally here. May Allah's blessings shine always upon you and your loved ones. Also, may this Ramadhan be a month full of forgiveness and guidance for you and your family.

https://www.web.pk/2017/ramadan-2017-pakistan-calendar-sehri-iftari-timings/

 Image credit to https://www.web.pk/2017/ramadan-2017-pakistan-calendar-sehri-iftari-timings/
 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

When Your Kid Enters Boarding School For the First Time

Such a long hiatus.

Twenty-three years ago, after December school holidays in 1992, my parents sent me to one of the semi-boarding school in Penang. Now, half a lifetime later, my 13-year-old son followed my footsteps. I am half-hearted in letting him stay faraway from us, but since he wants it and numerous times showed his enthusiasm and encouraged by his dad, I had to agree. So, on 23rd March 2017 for the first time, we stepped our foot to MARA Junior Science College Kuantan. If I am not mistaken, boy is enrolled for the fifth intake.


I got a text message on Thursday, two days before school holiday. We have approximately a week to prepare for everything. As I packed his stuff and wonder am I ready? Is 13-year-old suitable to live by himself? Can he managed? Can I live in worry everyday what's going to happen to my son? There's too much negative and bad news I heard about boarding school that makes me worry.

I was assured by my husband that everything will be just fine. Boy will be enjoying his life with new friends, teachers and will survive on his own. Deep down inside my heart, I know he will. But the problem is, me his mother. I did not master the 'art of letting go' yet, therefore I do not know how's it going to be.

Fast forward to today, despite losing some stuff which is normal in boarding school, boy is happy. And although he is fully occupied with study, class, activities and programs, he sounds happy. Once in a while, he did mentioned about stress. Both of us told him that it is OK and he will catch up with time. Everyone knows, life is boarding school is about following rules and time management is vital. Once you can get hold of it, you will be just fine. We really hope he stays there until he finish off his SPM.

Boy will be back for long weekend in few days. I know he has a lot to tell when he comes back. His sisters are missing him a lot.

Visiting time for MRSM Kuantan.
 

Monday, 13 June 2016

8th Ramadhan

It is the 8th day of Ramadhan. Meaning, Muslims all round the world has been fasting for 8 days, however I have missed the early 7 days. Boo hoo hoo. I have a feeling I am going to missed few days towards the end. Oh well..

I didn't have the chance to cook on Saturday after we reached home from my father's house. Went to Shah Alam to look for Mr. Fruitheart's raya outfit. I'd love to have the black sofa I found in one of the boutique. It is so elegant and nice!


And here are the food I cooked yesterday.


I made spicy anchovies; frozen it and I bought 1KG of beef rendang, frozen it as well. We have enough food for 2 weeks. Mr. Fruitheart made his first popia, bottom right. He used little bit of spicy anchovies for the popia filling.

So for today's buka puasa menu.. In shaa Allah, chicken curry, fried chicken, curry puff and left over mixed veggie.

P/S: I hope I have enough energy to be in the kitchen today, of course while entertaining my children especially the girls.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Thirty Five

Overdue post.

I don't know why number is such a big deal to ladies. When we were asked, "How old are you?" "What's your age?" I am sure you can guess what will be the most common answer.

"I was born in 1990."
"How old are you?" (answer with a question)
"Why do you want to know my age?"
"I am 25 forever in my heart."

Yours truly turned 35 years old on 20th May. Of course I almost panicked! HAHA. I am such a drama queen, aren't I? Honestly, if you ask me how does it feel.. It feels great and little bit scary. It is like you are already half way of your life, assuming the average life span is 70 (err, who's statistics is that..?) and you don't know what's coming your way for another 35 years.

I am starting to 'feel the age'. HAHA. You know what I mean. My body does not regenerate like it used to be. My hubby said, I might be having a 70 year old body because I don't exercise much. Grr! 

I'd say I have to focus more on health, food intake, exercise and yeah less worry on un-necessary things. Should go easy on life right?

Perbanyakkan amalan untuk akhirat - that's what my good friend reminded me each time we talked to each other.

I had a great time celebrating my birthday with my husband. Movie, lunch date and a shopping spree (yippee!). I am thankful to Allah for everything in my life. Blessed.



P/S: Just be happy with what you have. Happy birthday to me!