Monday, 15 September 2014

Model lampin


Setiap kali buka plastik lampin baru, akan dapat komen sebegini daripada kakak dan abang-abangnya, "Ee, yang dalam gambar ini macam adiklah ibu."

Ok, where is the talent agency? ^_^

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Usrah di alam pekerjaan

Saya percaya, bukan mudah untuk meneruskan usrah apabila anda mula bekerja. Dek kerana kekangan kerja dan keluarga, menyebabkan kita hampir tiada masa untuk melakukan benda-benda lain.

Saya masih lagi dengan usrah yang sama semenjak dari universiti. Memang ada pasang surutnya. Ada masa hanya boleh dibilang dengan jari siapa  yang hadir ke usrah. Ada masa usrah terpaksa dibatalkan atas sebab-sebab tertentu.

Jadi, untuk yang ingin memulakan bulatan gembira, ini antara yang dapat saya gariskan:
  1. Mulakan dengan niat yang baik, insya Allah apa yang kita usahakan akan menjadi mudah
  2. Kumpulkan rakan-rakan usrah. Sekiranya tiada, cadangkan kepada mereka yang ingin untuk berusrah
  3. Ajak rakan-rakan yang bukan dari kebiasaan untuk datang, walau sekadar suka-suka. Minat boleh dipupuk kemudian
  4. Tidak perlu berpendidikan agama untuk menyertai usrah
  5. Anda tidak perlu mencari ustazah untuk menjadi naqibah, anda sendiri boleh tentukan siapa di dalam bulatan usrah anda untuk mengupas topik
  6. Kebiasaannya, kami akan menggilirkan topik kepada ahli-ahli lain. Contoh: kupasan surah, kemudian isu semasa. Maknanya kami tiada naqibah tetap, tapi kami telah tanggungjawabkan ahli-ahli untuk sama-sama membantu dalam usrah
  7. Tidak perlu ada silibus tetap. Jadikan usrah itu sesuatu yang seronok!
  8. Di zaman teknologi, sekiranya mempunyai kekangan masa, anda boleh melakukannya secara atas talian melalui WhatsApp atau secara audio conference. Mungkin tidak seefektif dengan cara berkumpul secara fizikal, tetapi yang pastinya, kita mencuba.

Insya' Allah saya cuba tambah lagi tip-tip di hari kemudian.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Gatherings

Last week, with the Merdeka celebration, spent some times with friends and families.

Attending aqiqahs, weddings and even a house warming. Sharing the joys with our closest, that I hold dear in my hearts. Of course, it was with such warmth and joy that I had connecting with old friends that I have not met in years, or celebrating a wedding of my cousin.



Those above have become my favourite pics. It was not easy to capture the expression of this young boy. My ex-schoolmate held an aqiqah for her 6-month old daughter. I find the swing was elaborately decorated, and after mingling with my friend, I started to put Faiq in it and start clicking away.

And this picture always bring a smile on my face. I did not realise how much I love this bunch of people. We got reconnected after losing touch for so many years. Love that baby Raudhah.

Isn't it amusing not to find that my sister does not look alike me in this picture, but my cousin looks like me? I suspected because of the spectacles and the same face pose. Anyway, congratulations Kamilah ^_^. She is my cousin by marriage. My aunt married a widower with 6 childrens.

And the elaborate aqiqah set up goes to Nida and her newborn baby boy. The event was held in a famous restaurant, and we had nasi arab as the main dish. Nida was my primary school friends, so could you imagine the years that we have not seen each other? This is the first time after more than 20 years.

She just gave birth 7 days ago in this picture *ark* Please do not say that I stored fat.

After months of planning with the warm host, Suzen, finally we came to her house for the housewarming. The apartment was tastefully decorated and I do love the fact that this picture shows the depth of our friendship.

Good food, good company.