Showing posts from June, 2017

Of Eggs & Specs

"Sometimes the very thing you're looking for, Is the one thing you can't see" Those are my two favourite lines from an evergreen "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams. The song was a hit years ago, when I was still in my secondary school. My husband asked me out that night. After about two weeks not being alone together with him, I guess he kinda missed the lovey-dovey dating time with me. I said okay and quickly dressed up. After making sure that I had put on my best lipstick, my right hand automatically roamed about for my spectacles. It was not at its usual location. I looked around me but unfortunately, it's no where to be seen. I got panicked because without my specs I would be just like a blind old lady. I tried so hard to recall my last encounter with my beloved specs. I even asked my husband to help me find it. He, too, failed to retrieve my precious gem. We searched high and low. In the kitchen, in the bedrooms, in the bathrooms,

Forever Grateful

Today marks the 18th day of Ramadhan. How time flies..... When I was around 8 years old, I felt that fasting during Ramadhan was such a heavy and difficult chore. Time moved too slow and the weather was not friendly either. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every second of my fasting journey back then. I really looked forward to break fast, sahoor and terawikh prayers. I hardly missed the terawikh prayers which were only available during Ramadhan. My parents made sure that my two brothers and I break fast on time, have our sahoor together and perform our terawikh prayers without fail. I am forever grateful. I cannot thank my parents enough for bringing us up so well. At present, Ramadhan just passes us by. Without realizing it, Aidilfitri is just around the corner. I told my children that when I was about their age, I couldn't wait for Ramadhan to arrive, I looked forward to it. But now, we don't have to wait for Ramadhan, it will quickly come to us and go just like that. We ha

Back On Track

Well, hello there! It's been years since my last entry. Lost my blogging mojo somewhere.... Many had happened in my life....personally, professionally, spiritually, emotionally, mentally...gosh, the list is endless! When I first started blogging, I only had a son... And now, after 13 years of having a blog, I already have five kids! Four boys and a girl I always, always have my hands full...all the time...what with work, kids, house chores, etc etc. Ok, enough complaining... Few weeks back, a dear friend asked me how do I define 'being successful', when do I consider myself as being successful? I simply answered: "When I have obtained a doctorate degree, then I would consider myself as being successful". But now, as I'm thinking further about it, my answer would be: "I would only consider myself as being successful when my children have become successful themselves". I have to admit that as I am getting older and wiser (ehem!..),