Free and fresh from mom in law's garden. This is Roselle plant, which the calyx we used to make healthy syrup and taste just like ribena drink!
Roselle is rich in powerful antioxidants , vitamins A, B and C. The calyx is use for treating urinary track infection, constipation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.. Using a knife or thumb, cut/peel the calyx in the middle. Add calyxes, sugar and water in a large pot. Boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain the calyxes and discard. Serve Roselle juice chilled..
Qurban means approaching as a word. Thereupon, sacrificing an animal means to sacrifice an animal out of the goods that Allah gave in order to approach Him and attain his pleasure and consent.
Qurban is sacrifice. During raya haji, muslims performed livestock qurban that means the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.Qurban is performed annually during the three days of the Hari Raya Haji, specifically on the 10th, 11th and 12th of the Islamic month of Zulhijjah. The meat is then distributed to the poor and the needy, with a smaller portion reserved for family and friends.
Allah states the following in the Chapter al-Hajj: “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him.” Accordingly, it is understood that the aim of sacrificing an animal is to fulfill the order of Allah and show that one fears Allah. It means we can sacrifice even our most valuable things if Allah asks us. In a sense, qurban means we can get rid of the feeling of loving worldly possessions and sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah.
My first Aidil Adha at mother in law's and this is my first time watching Qurban ceremony and I was the most enthusiastic! I forced myself to watch it, but my heart not strong enough get close to the qurban place, and I ended up just peeping between my fingers he hee!
P/s : oh boy! I nearly fainted during the photoshoot ha ha ha
Dh coming back tomorrow, and bed room has been thoroughly cleaned and tidied up! Only one problem, really sakit hati sakit mata. The bed sheet wrinkled like crazy and i hateeeeeeeeeeee it!!! What do these bedsheet manufacturers expect us to do? Iron the damn sheet? Right time to buy new bedsheet heeehee kan DH kan (blinking eyes)
We always ask this question. Often we don't even realize that happiness comes in many ways. Some of happiness comes from within, even when things don't appear to be going perfectly well outwardly, it is still possible to experience sincere happiness. It is our inner feeling that creates happiness, along with how we interpret the events of life.
As for now, this is my happiness. i would say a plate of happiness. Char Kuey Teow cooked by my mom, filled with love.
Its not only about the food that bring happiness, but its the bond that we built with people we love.
Some friends asked me, what software I've used to get hazy vintage effect like this photo
Well, to be honest, i don't buy any of Photoshop product to edit all of my photos. Its all been done using a free software from Google. Picasa is a free program from Google that you can use to organize and edit your digital photographs. First You can obtain the latest version for free from http://picasa.google.com. It will recognize whether your operating system is Windows, Mac or Linux when you arrive.
When you first open Picasa, you can choose to scan your entire hard drive, or just My Pictures, My Documents, and Desktop. It will then display your pictures it its Library view. You will find pictures you forgot you had because Picasa makes it so easy to view them. If you have pictures in folders other than My Pictures, My Documents, and Desktop you can add new folders manually by clicking on Tools / Folder Manager. The program will show photos in their respective folders.
By having this software, you can do cropping, straighten, remove red eye, shading, contrast, or enhance the colors. That i guess the basic features of what a photo software should have.
For the advance effects, Picasa can do Infra Red, Lomo, Holga, HDR, Orton, 1960's (vintage), Invert Colors, Heat Map, Cross Process, Posterize, and Duo Tone.
The effect i've used for the above photo was duo tone. This effects lets you colorize images with two colors. I used, 2 different colors, white and grey and then just adjust the brightness, contrast and fade level to get my desire hazy effect.
Like this photo, i used the combination of white and pink.
If you want haziness in you photo, you got to use white as one of the color, and blend it with other color of your choice which i think, soft pink, soft yellow, soft brown and grey is perfect to create hazy effect.
ehhh ada photo DH pulak ;p
A little bit extreme here, the combination of blue and white. This was my "kantoi" overexposed white skies shot taken last year .
Happy trying k and share with me your hazy vintage effect photos.
Do good, people will forget. Do one thing wrong & they'll keep talking about it and they judge you 'till hell. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
This poem by Mother Teresa
ANYWAY by Mother Teresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered... forgive them anyway If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives... be kind anyway If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies... succeed anyway If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you... be honest and frank anyway What you may spend years building, someone may destroy overnight... build anyway If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous... be happy anyway The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow... do good anyway Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough... give the world the best you have anyway You see, in the final analysis, it's all between you and God... it was never between you and them anyway
For those yang ikhlas mencari mengingati diri ini, minta maaf kerana deactivated my Facebook account, not forever, but for a while. We can still be friends kan. need my ctc number, you can email me at email@example.com.
For those yang tak puas hati nak jugak investigate whether I still have Facebook acc dalam diam, kena block dgn I ke, wish you Good luck ;D
I must admit, the first week after deactivated, I was suffering from Facebook Withdrawal Syndrome. The signs and symptoms of this syndrome is sweaty palms, confusion as to why the Facebook icon on your Laptop / Mobile is not there, and curiosity as to what the people who you don’t really talk to in person or on the phone or even associate with is up to.
But I also realized that it is temporary and is fleeting. The treatment for Facebook withdrawal is to contact a friend or someone you actually care about and talk to in real life on a regular basis and this can be done by phone, in person, text, or by email.
Now, I have time to spend real-live person time with my husband, my family, and my friends. I don’t need to see what’s going on in other people’s lives.
And when I saw Wardina tweet this,
"Ya Allah, Real life people is offline, is what we do offline is what matters"
Yes! I sleep with my laptop on, Lately I've been falling asleep watching Youtube movie, then waking up and continuing where I left off. Bad habit bad habit u'olss! On top of that, i also turn on my tab, just to play games, read online articles, pdf novels, and update my blog on my bed while talking on the phone with DH until both of us doze off hehehe.
Kalau DH ada dirumah lain cerita lah ye ;D
Oh actually I nak share for couple yang berjarak jauh, dah kahwin atau belum kahwin, Digi ada prepaid package 24 hours free talk, and SMS. Its call Digi Easy Prepaid . Before this, my maxis bill melambung tak terkira, lepas kahwin ni banyak pulak benda nak cerita dgn husband kan, nk keluar ke mana mana haruslah minta izin, cakap apa tujuan nak ke situ bla bla bla though husband tak kisah sgt pun, dia izinkan je, but me trying to be old shcool sikit, walau dia tak kisah, kita bagitau jugaklah, at least dia tau kita hormatkan dia... :D
But i dont terminate my maxis line, this Digi line as backup phone which i put the simcard in my tab (for 3g tab like samsung galaxy tab). DH pun kena beli satu nombor Digi juga, so add number Digi dia kedalam list Digi Buddyz (up to 3 numbers only) and enjoy free calls and sms 24 hours. Thats explain why i bergayut sakan dengan DH sampai tidur. Dia yang nak dengar i berdengkur sangat pastu esok nak buat motif nak gelakkan i cisssss!
Tapi calls to other Digi number (yang bukan dalam Buddyz list) or other network operator adalah agak tinggi iaitu 30 cent per minute! So i just used duit top up tu to buy data plan Digi when ever i need to use internet outside and tak ada wifi spot. Call orang lain pakai je maxis tu, bukannye nak cakap lama, lain la cakap dgn husband hehe ;p. Call dan sms DH dah free, so balance duit top up tu buat beli internet data plan kan muahahaha bijak bijak!
Bagi mak mak yang anak dok jauh jauh pun boleh try Digi Easy prepaid ni, just make sure coverage dia strong lah ye.
Can we live without all these gadgets?
Teringat dulu zaman study DH call awek dia ni pakai telephone telekom rumah tu, bill sampai ribu raban. While me himpun duit syiling, call kat public phone - ha tu baru namanya bergayut!
Assalamualaikum & morning,
Dah lama tak ada masa baca buku. Lepas Fifty shades tu terus stop kejap. Kekangan kerja dan urusan family menjadi keutamaan sekarang. Kalau dulu nak baca, i make sure kena baca at least 4-5 pages before sleep. Now pantang nampak bantal :p
Today, breakkie with oat porridge. Ramai yang cakap tak jemu ke makan oat, tak sedap la. hmm kadang kadang rasa mcm tu juga, tapi memikirkan oat ni baik utk long term health, telan je la. My tips, kalau beli cook oat, confirm lah kena masak atas api, jgn rendam air panas pulak, dan kalau beli instant oat, boleh rendam air panas, masuk garam sedikit, tutup mangkuk selama 15 minit supaya oat dapat kembang sempurna, lepas tu baru masukkan susu tepung. kalau fresh milk, kena panas kan susu tu je lah rendam oat. Boleh makan dgn kismis, pisang, dried apricot atau almond. Tapi yang ni letak gula dan sedikit cheese so ada rasa lemak manis.. healthy lah sangat kan :D
This book Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert beli tahun lepas, masa jadi tunangan DH then baca setakat page 30, then buku ni jatuh bawah katil, patutla cari tak jumpa, masa dekat nak kenduri kemas2 bilik baru jumpa balik.. lepas kahwin busy terus tak baca lagi. Semalam sempat baca sampai setengah buku, dah jadi isteri pun baru nak baca heheheh..
Tapi bagus la buku ni sebab kita melihat dari perspektif yang berbeza apa erti Committed - dalam istilah disini ialah something like terikat, perkahwinan, hubungan atau apa sahaja. Dalam buku ni menceritakan betapa Liz, the writer yang menghadapi kegagalan perkahwinan dengan begitu teruk terpaksa meyakinkan dirinya apabila dia bertemu Felipe, bahawa tidak semua hubungan perlu berakhir dengan perkahwinan, dan tidak semua perkahwinan itu tidak bahagia. Ada pasang surutnya, ibarat kapal layar, kita ikut arah angin, pandai kita kemudikannya, maka kita menuju kearah yang betul, salah kita kemudikannya, maka berlayarlah kita tanpa arah dan akhirnya sesat.
I love this book, in fact the previous Eat Pray Love (EPL) by the same writer was very very interesting. This book sequel to EPL. Dalam EPL, Liz mencari erti sebenar hidupnya yang dianggap musnah setelah bercerai dengan suaminya dan semua harta nya di serahkan kepada suami demi sebuah kebebasan. Syarat ditentukan suaminya, perceraian = money. Dia kemudian merantau ke 3 negara Italy, India and Indonesia, 3 negara yang berlainan budaya, bahasa dan makanan!
At the end of EPL, Liz fell in love with Felipe, a brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who’d been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in US, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both were survivors of previous horrific divorces. Enough said.)
One day US gov, which after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing. They gave the couple a choice, they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Liz sangat kecewa, dia begitu takut akan hancurnya masa depan dan kebahagian hanya dengan mengikat diri dengan perkahwinan. Liz memoir is ultimately a clear eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails........ kena sambung baca lagi hehehe
What i learn from the book is sometimes, we tend to be more committed to our excuses, than to our vision, and we often mistakes for the truth.
People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this,
Can you accept the flaws?
Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’?
Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you..
Just a thought....
btw peeps, enjoy you weekend tomorrow. Today is mine :)
Siapa cakap pergi kelas ni budak sekolah nak masuk darjah
satu je yang takut? Yang dah besar badak tak masuk kelas sepuluh tahun ni pun
takut taw hewhewhew cuak tak ingat..
Btw I noticed fashion trend youngsters nowadays depa suka
pakai color terang terang mix mix with color yang sangaatttttt contraaa! Kalau dulu
pakai mcm ni for sure lah kena chop orang ulu masuk pekan hahaha! It’s called
Btw just to match myself with the new environment, nak bercolor blocking jugak :p
My new ballerina flat, play safe dulu beli color yang agak
agak boleh match semua baju, tapi serius teringin nak beli yang warna pink
And this is consider color blocking jugak kan? :p Ni nak
buat tampal tampal kat reference books
Breakfast dulu yee
All pics were taken with galaxy tab and instagram filter applied.