Saturday, 29 August 2015

Today is a gift

Sometimes we find ourselves on the same road we've been traveling down, yet we find ourselves yearning to take a turn down a different street. The wonderful thing is that we have a choice. Unfortunately, the hardest thing is also the fact that we have a choice. As any adult knows, life is filled with choices. . Throughout our lives we often find ourselves standing at the end of a road, wondering whether or not we should turn left or right.. " Ah, is this good for me or not. Right or left?"

As I weigh the pros and cons of keeping things the same or making a change, I found myself struggling to look for the positive, to realize that whatever situation I choose will be the right situation for me. Getting caught up in the future of potential change or weighed down by the reminders of changes in the past, I found myself unable to stay in the present. My mind is racing with "What ifs..." and "Remember whens...

Over the past few years I've been in a battle with myself, contemplating the pros and cons of my situation and weighing out all of the options. I just turned 30 a little over a month ago and I remember carrying around far too much heavy negative emotional baggage for the past few years until eventually, finally, thankfully,  Alhamdulillah, I became more happier each and everyday of my life. I arrived at a conclusion to live happily.. And, through it all, I kept mind open and my thoughts positive although along the way, I met the wrong person and break my heart again and again. While this definitely does not mean I stopped holding people accountable, I found that no problems were solved by my feeling this way. I was only hurting myself. Basically, over the past few years, I have learned to choose my battles and its okay to make a mistake in taking which route. 

Anyway, pictures to share for the week with the team and my short get away to Malacca over the weekend.

Have an amazing long weekend and Happy Independence Day Malaysia. I am bit sad to cancel my short trip to Bangkok this week. Sobs. Some other time perhaps :(

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Let's be grateful in everyday of life

I'm a firm believer of looking inside yourself for some of the most important things in life , love, inspiration, hope  and that's why I've been giving a lot of thought lately to how I can inspire myself although sometime I slipped and cried ( cry baby, i am). There are a great many resources to turn to when it comes to seeking inspiration, but one of the best ways I've found to inspire myself is to surround myself with things that bring me happiness and fill my mind with hopeful, inspired thoughts and of course people around you play a big role to shape who I am now.  

I want to be steering a ship. Or at least my own tiny boat. I want to choose where I'm going. I want to point myself on my own course and have some control over where this life is headed. It's not always easy to take control, to choose your own path, but I'm taking it one day at a time. And one of the best ways I can think of to take control of my life right now is to decide what I'm going to do with happiness and love what I am doing now... Few pictures to share during the week and belated birthday celeb. Life is amazing and stay positive!


Tuesday, 4 August 2015


As I more than halfway through the year, making August a great time to look back last month in July when I turned 30. 10 years to be 40. Hahaha. Bizarre.  It has been a while since my last post. Alhamdullillah July has been great to me though I celebrated my thirtieth birthday a day before the eid. Thanks for the surprises and wishes!! Being 30, I thought to myself, " How time flies and how amazing upside down my life were in switching from twenties to the big figure". The older I get, the wiser I become. So thankful to walk this far and blessed with wonderful people around, supportive parents and friends, career wise ( needless to say, i MUST PASS my exam for this attempt), abundance of happiness (although question raised this year, when are you going to settle down, enough of enjoying single life, time to make babies), and good health. 

As quoted by Samuel Ullman, "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."You can't just make a positive argument for something that's not true. That's just pretending. But then I realized it's not about pretending something is different than what it is; it's about looking at the other side of the argument and see if, perhaps, the opposite, positive side might actually be true. 

I know I have to start being serious with my life .

Life is short, but do you really act like it's short? Between work , relationships, and commitments, we're only given so much free time to spend doing what we really love to be doing. Are you doing what you love during your precious hours of free time? Or are you doing what you think you should? Are you making the most of every minute? Because if you're not, you're wasting your time  and, as I'm sure you know, time is one of life's most valuable commodities. 

 You need the time to figure out what you really want in your life. Just slapping some words or images on a board isn't going to get you very far (or very far in the right direction). Determining a vision for your life takes careful thought. So here I am sharing some pictures from the day I turned 30 and eid picture. 

Finally and most importantly, happy birthday boss who celebrated his birthday two weeks after mine. Sorry I am not allowed to share the full picture..  and also my immediate boss. July babies are :-

 "a perfectionist and are quite critical. You will perform very well in a position of power or management. "