Monday blues

Assalamualaikum,
It’s that dreaded day of the week again. I believe everyone is struggling with this “blues” which I don’t have a clue where it came from. I believe this is just like the yawn that became very contagious for no particular reason

I’m going to share some tips. Well.. I can say they work for me for most of the times. Hope they will work for you too

1) As Muslims, we have to work for the pleasures of Allah. Rectify your intentions every day before walking out that door or before you start driving to work. Start with Bismillah and say “Ya Allah, I am going to work for you today. Please make whatever I want to achieve today easy for me. Please accept this deed from me. Amin”. Regardless of the nature of your work is as long as it is a halal form of work, you can do this. Insha Allah by doing this, you will be rewarded. Remember, your job is an amanah, you cannot be lazy and expect to get the paycheck every month without striving. No! There will be no barakah and your heart will not be at ease. Remember, your boss may not be watching but Allah is always watching. ALWAYS

2) Don’t wear blue on Monday! Seriously. I think it’s a mind game. You know your Monday is “blue” and you make it worst by wearing blue or dark colors. Try some happy or bright colors. It works for me. After some time when I tried wearing blue again I don’t feel the “blues” effect anymore. Alhamdulillah

3) Find something that motivates you to work. Hmmm.. this is quite tough. I usually got the blues when I feel demotivated with work. I suggest do something that could make you feel good over the weekend to fix your mood and clear your mind before Monday comes. My recommendation: listen to a lecture from your favorite Sheikh. Maybe a lecture about Jannah or barakah would lift your spirits, Insha Allah🙂

4) Plan ahead what you want to do on Monday. You might have accomplished some big things before Friday. Make some time to plan a little bit or make a mental note what you want to do on Monday. You won’t feel the “blues” that much because now you are looking forward to accomplish a new goal

Hope that helps! Let’s be a much better person starting today!

Rectify our niat (intentions)

Assalamualaikum,

Perhaps we’ve heard the hadith about intentions or the first part of the hadith so many times that it became like an everyday saying that doesn’t give any effects to our hearts anymore. Unexpectedly, the reminder about our intentions given by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary has moved me. He covered the full hadith but I don’t have it so I’ll just write about the first part which is

انما الأعمال بالنيات

Actions are but by intentions

Our actions are bound by our intentions. The main reason of our actions should be for the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. All other reasons are secondary. This is like a fundamental principle that needs to be set in the beginning of any amal. We want our good deeds to have weight on the day of judgement

Therefore, we need to rectify our intentions for the sake of Allah Ta’ala and Allah Ta’ala alone. All other intentions should come after thisMay Allah makes it easy for us. Ameen

#SheikhMuizBukhary #OutOfSight

Happy New Year 2015!

Assalamualaikum,
2015 is just around the corner. Time flew super fast this year

I hope we’ve learn a lot this year; from success and failures alike. Let’s make new resolutions and stick to them. Let’s working towards having a good ending be one of them

Check this video out. It’s old but the advice is as good as new🙂

May we have a blessed year ahead

Ainur blind massage therapy

Selalunya kita nampak orang yang visually impaired (V.I) jual tisu di tepi jalan, kan? Atau berjalan dari meja ke meja jual tisu. Pastinya ramai yang kurang suka/selesa tapi tak kurang juga yang memberi derma.

Pernah terfikir org V.I boleh mengurut? Refleksologi, urut badan termasuk urut bersalin. Kenapa, tak percaya ka? Ini betul-betul bukan cobaan! Percayalah!

Opss sebelum aku teruskan, ini bukan kedai urut yang selalu kena serbu dlm Buletin Utama tu. Jangan fikir bukan-bukan ye!

Ainur blind massage therapy nama kedainya. Terletak berhampiran dengan Giant Kota Damansara. Agak senang nak ke sana kalau tahu jalan ke Giant. Aku lupa nak minta alamat tapi kalau nak ke sana call terus minta direction. Kalau tau Giant Kota Damansara and KIA kat mana, haa dkt area situlah. Haha tak membantu langsung.

Ainur ni ada juga buka “booth” di Giant utk refleksologi. Harga berpatutan. Faham-fahamlah sewa kawasan Kota Damansara ni. Walaupun macam tu, caj urutan lebih murah compare dengan tempat urut yang lain mcm Reb*rn, etc.

Saje promote kedai ni. Badan kita sihat, mereka pun dapat pendapatan yang halal. Menurut pemilik kedai yang dirinya juga V.I, ramai orang seperti mereka dianiaya oleh orang yang cukup sifat. Contohnya tidak dibayar gaji, disuruh yg tak senonoh dan macam-macam lagi. Dengan cara ini dapatlah dia bantu mereka untuk bekerja dalam environment yang selamat. Mulianya hati dia ni. Semoga usahanya dirahmati.

Ni dia gambar kedai. Aku ambil gambar mcm fokus kat kedai KIA ni pulak. Sebenarnya sengaja buat mcm ni sebab kedai ni lot atas. Kalau fokus kat banner kedai tu, nanti tak boleh bayang pula kedainya di mana. Signboard kedai belum siap, ada banner je.

Untuk kaum wanita, kalau nak urut badan, aku cadangkan telefon dulu buat appointment. Call 0102268642.

Ni dia gambar kedai

Scuba diving – do I need to know how to swim?

I always get this question. My answer is YES.

Some probably would not agree but I feel it is an essential step. You need water confidence so IMHO swimming is the way to get it.

I learned to swim before I got certified. No, it has nothing to do with certification. I learned because I think it’s cool haha. I think I took up swimming classes about a year or so before the Open Water Diver certification (OWC). It really helped.

You can’t beat mother nature but if you have the skill you won’t panic like crazy. Plus there are some “survival” skills that will be tested during OWC that might be hard if you don’t have water confidence.

Anyways, you wouldn’t want to be left out when other divers having fun swimming around during breaks between dives, would you? You in a dive suit swim with a life jacket on is so not cool!😀

Duit Isteri VS Duit Suami

Topik MHI hari ini memang menarik, cerita pasal duit! Haha! Siapa tak suka duit kan? Hari ini Ustazah Siti Norbayah gave some tips utk kebahagian rumahtangga. Suami & isteri perlu mempunyai sifat-sifat berikut supaya rumahtangga bahagia.

s-sabar
u-usaha (cth: usaha supaya ekonomi rumahtangga jadi lebih kukuh)
a-amanah (isteri merupakan amanah suami)
m- (errr terlupalah.. memahami kot? :p)
i-ikhlas

i-idaman (jadilah isteri idaman suami)
s-sayang (isteri mana tak sayang suami oiii :D)
t-tolak ansur
e-elakkan (from hurting your spouse’s maruah)
r-rajin
i-istiqamah

Tanggungjawab suami adalah memberi nafkah, isteri hanya membantu. Zaman sekarang majoriti isteri keluar mencari nafkah untuk membantu suami. Awas isteri-isteri sekalian! Jangan terlalu berkorban untuk suami sampai anda sendiri terkorban!

DUIT ISTERI ADALAH HAK MUTLAK ISTERI. Kalau isteri ingin membelanjakan duit gajinya, dia boleh berbuat demikian tanpa meminta izin suami. Akan tetapi, seandainya suami melarang juga di atas sebab seperti pembelian isterinya merupakan suatu pembaziran, isteri wajib mentaati suaminya.

Seandainya isteri membantu meringankan beban suami, suami jgnlah pula mengambil kesempatan di atas kebaikan isteri. Ketahuilah para suami sekalian bahawa bantuan dari isteri itu merupakan satu sedekah. Jangan aniaya isteri dgn memgambil semua wang gajinya demi kepentingan sendiri. Seandainya anda rasa ekonomi rumahtangga tidak kukuh, anda haruslah berusaha dgn lebih gigih, bukan menganiaya isteri.

Banyak rumahtangga berantakan kerana duit. Mungkin kerana suami tidak mampu utk memenuhi kehendak isteri yg kuat berbelanja, mungkin juga kerana isteri rasa tertekan kerana most of her salary dihabiskan utk keluarga, tidak ada utk dirinya sendiri. Perkara seperti ini boleh dielakkan dengan berkomunikasi melalui perbincangan. Perkara “duit” perlu dibincangkan pada awal-awal perkahwinan. Kalau diikutkan, sepatutnya contribution suami adalah 100% tetapi oleh kerana kos sara hidup tinggi di bandar, isteri boleh contribute 30% dari gajinya utk keluarga, ataupun suami contribute as much as 70%, isteri 30% from the total of the family expenses. Tolak ansur penting dlm rumahtangga.

Sekian pelajaran rumahtangga bahagia utk hari ini :p

Sehari di Hospital Mata Nasional Tun Hussein Onn

Aku sendiri tak sangka aku akan sampai ke hospital yg aku tak tau lgsg akan kewujudannya. Semuanya bpunca dr mata aku yg merah dan berair, org jawa kata conjunctivitis.. tapi aku disuruh ke sana pergi sana bukan atas sbb tu.. pelik kan?

Bgn Subuh pg td aku rasa mata sblh kiri aku berair teruk, bila ngk cermin kaler dia merah. Hm.. confirm kna cuti ni. Sampai² office aku trus call extention clinic utk wat appointment ngn doctor. Nasib aku baik arini sbb dpt jumpa doc awal² pagi. Sblm² ni klu aku call sure dpt slot lps kol 2. Hmm.. aku dah mula trasa ni petunjuk aku MC arini.

Doc yg aku jumpa sgt baik. Doctor Felsie klu tak slh nama dia. Sambil dia check mata aku smpt kitorg borak². Tak sgka die duduk dkt² area umah aku. Pasni aku g umah dia jela, slamber rock wat appointment direct ngn die hehehe. Slps aku bgtau dia aku dtg sbb sakit mata, dia trus tnya aku pernah try pergi jumpa pakar mata tak. Aku mcm hairan, watpe nk jumpa specialist, aku sakit mata biasa jek. Pastu aku tringat, last visit kat cni sbb sakit mata jugak. Sakit mata tu kat belah kanan. Since dia dah tanya, aku pun tunjuk sakit mata kanan aku yg tak baik sepenuhnya walaupon aku dah habiskan ubat yg doc sblm ni bagi. Selepas berbincang² ke mana specialist yg aku bule pergi, tanpa berlengah lagi dia aturkan pertemuan aku dgn doc dkt Tun Hussein Onn.

Korang tau ‘mata ikan’? Ada benda semacam tu dlm mata kanan aku. Dah setahun aku rasa ada kat mata aku, mmg aku tak amek serius sbb ingatkan mcm ketumbit biasa. Aku pernah pegi clinic, 2x aku diberi ubat titis yg biasa tu so aku ingat tak serius. Aku pergi for the second time masa tu sbb lps balik pulau dlu mata aku gila gatal + mbesar mcm ketumbit, tapi doc kata infection. Mungkinlah kot. Tak mustahil sbb aku keracunan makanan kat sana😀

Doktor yg aku jumpa tu namanya Doktor Gayatri. A new experience: try imagine ko pergi buat free eye check kat kedai cermin mata pastu org yg tgh cek tu gunakan jarum syringe korek mata ko. Hoho, saspen siot. Takut sey klu² jarum tu tercucuk kat biji mata aku! Tapi doc ni sgt expert, tak trasa pon dia kuis ‘ketumbuhan’ tu. Tapi bila kna kat tpt yg ‘degil’, uish.. mmg trasa jarum tu! Doc tu prasan aku thn sakit lalu dia pon berhenti. Lps tu aku diberi antibiotics yg berharga RM17 sebotol! Kecik je, slightly taller from the normal size of ubat titis mata hospital/clinic.

BTW, jgnlah memandai² guna ubat titis bkn yg doktor prescribe. You can be blind! Serious! A newspaper cutting at the pharmacy explained some eye drops might have steroids (cortisone) which has a tendency to raise eye pressure. There’s a lot of cases where people become blind/half blind because of this. And because of this reason, I am scheduled to see the doctor again in two weeks time to check my eye pressure.

Lagi satu, kalau ko pakai contact lens, tlglah jgn jadi pemalas. Malas nak cuci, malas nak bukak, pakai for long hours. Cuci contact lens dgn betol, jgn la guna yg dah expired pnya. Elakkan dr guna Renu. Jagalah mata dgn baik. The images i saw at the hospital were horrifiying. Gila ngeri! I’m sure you don’t want your beautiful eyes turn into something unimaginable and ugly. Mata nak pakai lama oiii~

Kesimpulannya aku cuti arini ngn esok.. yeay!
Keje yg kna siapkan by this weekend tak siap g.. huwaaaaaa!

*edited on 110806, 2.11pm