Thursday, December 24, 2015
One of the attributes of a successful person, is that he is able to turn away from "vain talk" That is, conversations that are idle - and brings no benefit whatsoever. Worse if the conversation brings harm to ourselves or to others (as in backbiting or spreading rumours).
I want to say more - but I think you can figure out for yourselves what constitutes a good conversation and what is not.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
I am the owner of this condominium unit which I have to sadly sell away.
The condominium is situated just next to the green Nature, i.e. the Bukit Timah Hill Reserve, yet near to town (about 12 mins drive).
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/7rHNEF4gady
It's a place where you can have privacy, and yet a place where you can meet others (locals and expatriates) within The Raintree @ Bukit Drive, if you want to.
Our unit is a corner and spacious unit that was originally a 4 bedroom unit - but we have turned one of the room into a library. So now it's a 3 bedroom unit with a built in library room (you can turn this into a bedroom if you wish), a dining area and a living room, with a kitchen and laundry area.
All bedroom wardrobes, dining room cabinet, and kitchen cabinet are fitted. All main rooms are fitted with air-conditioners. The total area of this unit is 1547sqft / 147m2.
Since this is a corner unit, this means that this unit has a range of 180 deg view. You cannot get the same kind of unit with multiple views in any other units in the condominium - of course apart from the units above and below us. We are on the 5th floor and there are only 2 units above us.
The living room, with a small balcony, and one of the bedrooms faces the swimming pool, which makes you feel like you're in a resort. The library room, with a bay window, also faces the swimming pool - there you can sit at the bay window to enjoy your book.
The Master Bedroom has a full bay window on one side facing the swimming pool, continuing to the the other wall, which is facing the hill side greeneries and sunrise.
The other bedroom, faces the greeneries and the long winding road leading to the condominium. When it rains, dreamy fog hangs around the greeneries creating such a tranquil sight.
On top of all this, the location of the condo is also very ideal for car owners. It is near to the main PIE highway. On your way home, you can exit the highway at Bukit Timah and in 3-5 mins you are on the road, lined by greeneries leading to the condominium - it's truly a welcoming and relaxing ending drive home.
Our asking price is SGD1,950,000 negotiable. (approximately USD1.4 million ). Also included in the price are all the day/night curtains (so you don't have to worry about making curtains) and lightings.
The unit is open to locals and foreigners. If you are a serious buyer or agents who have serious buyers and can afford the condo, we look forward to hearing from you.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your kind attention.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I want to make a leave application
A month or two long
From all the positions I'm holding
From being me.
I don't want to see anyone
I don't want to do what I must do
Other than my duties to God
Other than for God
Being a wife is also a sacred duty
Being a daughter, a mother and being me.
Or maybe I can do what Abraham A.S had to do
Be silent for three days
For a different reason of course
For peace and tranquility if I may
All these wishful thoughts,
I think I will do my solat.
~ Madame Blossom ~
*Solat, is a Muslim prayer act, with a defined set of body positions and recitations.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
But no...... Just to prepare yourselves here are the list of information and documents required :
You'll need to register user ID for the VEP website.
Prepare a password at least 8 Chars long with at least 1 caps, 1 number, 1 special character (!@@$$).
Correspondence address (I use address of residence)
Permanent Address (IC address)
FROM VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARD:
Year of make
** (You must SCAN your registration card and save it in PDF format with size not exceeding 300kb, to upload immediately, else registration of vehicle fail).
FROM INSURANCE CERTIFICATE
Insurance Policy no.
Road Tax Expiry
PASSPORT for Driver Details:
Your full Name
Driving License Number
PSLE Results - no need.
Be ready to print out the successful car registration letter, to bring to tag collection office (location to be advised), along with your supporting docs.
Anyone needs help to scan and register their vehicle and driver details on JPJ website, I only charge SGD10 per car registration. >.< (recalled those times when we had to fill in white cards, and there would be people near immigration areas, who would write your white card details for 50c each. :p)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fire and Ice
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
At that very moment, I awoke, silent, in the exact position that I had been in my dreams. And I was in awe, at how loud I was shouting and how quiet I actually was when I awoke. I was not screaming. Subhanallaah, I thought. That dream was so vivid and so weird. I wanted to get up and run to my computer to record this weird / wonderful discovery of a dream experience. I got up and went to the computer.
But then I woke up, again, and realised that the last part was also a dream. I had fallen back asleep and I was in my dream that I wanted to wake up from. I forced myself to wake up. I realised sometimes we don't have the power to wake ourselves up, even though we know we are dreaming. I've had this experience before.
I finally managed to wake myself up, alhamdulillaah. I got up and went to the computer. On the computer, I saw that it was on an email page, similar to the my work email. And I was thinking, why didn't I know that my husband was using the same type of email I did at work.
Then I WOKE UP AGAIN. This time, for real. And I was asleep in the position I was in my dream, in my dream, except that it was the opposite way, I was lying on the floor with my legs up at the edge of my bed.
Masyaa Allaah.. Subhanallaaah. How my ruh travelled! This is so mind boggling!!
It was like... it was like............ inception.
Alhamdulillaah, I am really awake now - well... I hope I am truly, in this current world that is also an illusion. The real time we will truly be awake, is when we die, and see the real Truth of this life and the Hereafter.
Praise is to Allah Who gives us life after He has caused us to die and to Him is the return.
Doa when waking up from sleep - source Hisnul Muslim -from hadith Bukhari & Muslim)
Monday, May 04, 2015
So much patience and discipline to be able to carry this out. It's what is amazing about this man, Richard Linklater, writer, director.
There was no 'climax' in this story - what is demanded of me all the time when I submit stories. I get turned off. Cause life does not necessary have climaxes.
If Allaah has written for me to make a film - I hope it's as moving and simple as this. Insyaa Allaah.
My husband, didn't like the movie. He got bored 15 mins into the film. He and I are different. I do realise, the stories I have that I wish to make into films, will not be of everyone's taste. If asked to describe the target audience - I'd say, those who enjoyed 'Before Sunrise' 'Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Boyhood' Those group of people.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
And hath the story of the litigants come unto thee? How they climbed the wall into the royal chamber;
How they burst in upon David, and he was afraid of them! They said: Be not afraid! (We are) two litigants, one of whom hath wronged the other, therefor judge aright between us; be not unjust; and show us the fair way.
Lo! this my brother hath ninety and nine ewes while I had one ewe; and he said: Entrust it to me, and he conquered me in speech.
(David) said: He hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes, and lo! many partners oppress one another, save such as believe and do good works, and they are few. And David guessed that We had tried him, and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented.
So We forgave him that; and lo! he had access to Our presence and a happy journey's end.
(And it was said unto him): O David! Lo! We have set thee as a viceroy in the earth; therefor judge aright between mankind, and follow not desire that it beguile thee from the way of Allah. Lo! those who wander from the way of Allah have an awful doom, forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning.
38:21 - 26, Al Qur'an, Surah Soad (the arabic alphabet), translation by Pickthall.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
"So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah hath provided for you, and thank the bounty of your Lord if it is Him ye serve."
An Nahl 16:114 - Pickthall's translation of the Qur'an.
I have told some friends about what I think of 'exercise'. The only exercise we need is our routine daily prayers and the exercise you can do with your spouse.
I truly believe that whatever is required to live healthily in body and in spirit - has already been spelt out. No need for additional activities. :D That's what I truly believe. You have your rights to believe otherwise.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I need to get real silver coins to try it out.
Do note that all of the standard coins we have (Singapore and Malaysia) are not real silver.
P.S. maybe.... just maybe... we can actually lose some weight with this... Why? because it uses our body energy.. and if energy is used, fats are burned. but of course, I don't know how much energy is actually used. need to do more research. :D Plus.. i haven't tested if the charging actually works.
Friday, March 20, 2015
It connects us to the basis of our existence, to our Creator.
And it keeps us from drifting too far away with the strong currents of this world's illusion and play.
As in every matter - there are the good and the bad points. But the point I want to bring up here are the good traits that I've observed in the Korean culture, that I hope will influence the Korean show fans. I'd like to share a couple here :
They always 'wish' for another person whom they come into contact with, good things or say words of appreciation.
E.g. to fellow workers, before leaving their workplace they'd say : 'You've all worked hard', or 'Good work'.
To the vendors they purchase from 'May you get good sales'
Humility when meeting with new people or with someone older.
It's not just the bowing out of respect -even in the faces you can see humility and respect.
We are so lacking in the above two traits.
I hope those good traits brush off on us who watches them, and the rest.
"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)."
The Quran, Al Hujurat 49:13 (translation of the Quran by Yusuf Ali)
[ I know I've quoted the above verse quite a few times. Shouldn't we always remind ourselves?]
Monday, March 16, 2015
" 'Hanchegem' 'hanchegem' can mix.. not 'hanchegem' cannot mix. "
It sounded like some Korean word. What does it mean? Was it like coated non coated? Interested, I asked,
"What is... 'hanchegem'?"
"Hanchegem, then like two hanchegem.. then can mix."
About 2 seconds later I realised what it means.
'Aah.. hundred grams.. ok ok. "
Thursday, March 05, 2015
"Harta dunia.. harta dunia" - I reminded myself. We first used this term when we were in Makkah. We notice that most drivers there drive like there is no one else on the road. And they don't care if their car is scratched or even if windscreen is cracked. In Singapore, when we get into a mini-tiny accident.. just a bit of scratch.. drivers get out of their cars, causing a major traffic jam during peak hours, to discuss the 5cm scratch on their cars.
So we figured - these drivers in Makkah, they are Muslims right.. so their take on their worldly belongings, like their cars.. must not be as serious and precious as the Singaporeans. To them, this must be merely 'harta dunia' (just a worldly belonging).
After I got back from Makkah, I too began not to feel too attached to material belongings, little by little. The car too, I'm not over sensitive about the car - especially after moving to JB, when you have to sometimes miraculously squeeze between cars to get to the Customs booth on some mornings or evenings. These days it's much better alhamdulillaah.
Blossmobile has a few dents and scratches that does not bother me AT ALL - alhamdulilaah.
In fact there was once, when there was a knock - I moved too close for comfort. I thought I hit the car very light. There were no visible scratches or dents on the car in front. We moved on and I forgot about the case. Then in the evening, at home, my husband was the one to noticed the car and asked so surprisingly, 'What happened to your car?!' By then I had totally forgotten about it, so I asked him back.. 'why? what happened?'.
"Why?!?!?! there is a big dent in front!"
I was surprised to see the big dent too. I didn't realise it was like that. At that time, I thought I'd just draw a bandage and write 'Ouch' near the dent - but of course I didn't. Anyhow.. the next time we went to service my car, we had it knocked back in shape. Now it's as good as not so new.
Blossmobile has served me well over the last 9 years plus. Masyaa Allaah, Alhamdulillaah. If it's not for the stupid COE system in Singapore - I would have kept that car until I die (illa masyaa Allaah)
My husband's car's COE is ending this month. Now that we can only afford one car for the family, we surely need to get a bigger car than Blossmobile. So I'll have to let her go too, even though she has 10 more months to the end of her COE term.
I'm suppose to let her go by next Monday in exchange for the bigger 2nd hand vehicle. But I asked my husband to negotiate with the dealer, to let me keep her for 2 weeks more - until the last day before hubby's car's COE expires. At least until then, we'll still have the 2 cars. Insyaa Allaah.
May it be a good 2 weeks. Aamiin.
Update : I'm holding on to her for another 10 months insyaa allaah. Until the end of her COE term.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I'd love to write a story with a scene and dialogue about the stars, insyaa Allaah. We really need to add nature into our stories.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I was advising a brother, who doesn't want to repent yet because he says his sins are way too many. So I was thinking of how to convince him and to assure him that Allaah will forgive him and how easy it is to to gain rewards than it is to gain sins.
I remember trying to draw a scale to show that idea.
I think we were in a desert.
"Whoever shall come [before God] with a good deed will gain ten times the like thereof; but whoever shall come with an evil deed will be requited with no more than the like thereof; and none shall be wronged. "
Al Qur'an Al-An-am 6:160
Thursday, January 08, 2015
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
We always hear the 2nd part of the hadith, but actually the whole idea of the hadith is as follows :
On the authority of Al-Miqdaam ibn Maadiy-Karib who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying:
"No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight.
But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath."
Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah – Hadith sahih.
Muslim restaurants or stalls should offer 'sunnah portions' :D (if they don't then we can ask for less)
We are [I am] ALWAYS eating too much.