50 KM in 21 Days Done!

December 5, 2017


This challenge ended weeks ago and I already received my medal before December :D


This post is just as appreciation and to congratulate myself on trying my best to be discipline in keep running for a total of 50 kilometers within 21 days. :) It was hard, honestly - from time management, energy, laziness, other priorities, other attractions etc but alhamdulillah while doing this, I manage to maintain my weight since I returned home for good. Yeay!

Well, not to gain weight at home is such a bless!
Despite all these yummy food.



Alhamdulillah!
Towards more medals and most importantly, towards good health and healthy lifestyle. Ameen.

SS, Perak, Malaysia
171205

Comeback Giveaway by Raydah Alhabsyi

Fuh fuhhh, inhale exhale. Deeply.

I've been away from blogging world for quite some time (not that long to be honest), I am so sorry I have other priorities right now and trying to do blogwalking tonight seems like quite overwhelming. Many bloggers' posts to catch up, not to forget to write my own blog posts. HAHA

I am trying guyssss :D

And here we go, another giveaway :) We are really approaching the end of 2017, let's live this year to the fullest with few days remaining. Ewah ewahh, ramai bloggers buat giveaways sekarang ni nampaknya. 



The rules are simple (Malaysian only):

1. Follow her Blog, Google+ & Instagram. (This one is compulsory)
2. Create an entry titled "Comeback Giveaway by Raydah Alhabsyi"
3. Copy the banner and backlink to this entry.
4. Don't forget to leave your link that entry's comment.


Doneeee with the first three, once I published this post, I will settle the last one :D



The gift is quite interesting for me - a jar of Organic Hair Removal by Norah (pick either Hot or Cold Norah) I've been reading that using wax is another good alternative to get rid of our body hairs instead of shaving. So, looking forward to this. 

Click the banner above or simply click HERE to know more details :D

SS, Perak, Malaysia
171204

Duck Giveaway by Blog Nadiaizzaty.nia

December 4, 2017

Wohooo, it is time for another giveaway :D

After becoming one of the winner for Siqah's giveaway, I am hoping the best for this one as well. HAHA. Saya seorang yang memang jarang sangat-sangat menang lucky draw whatsoever tapi I should not stop trying. Efforts - is what I am currently looking forward to apply in my daily life. :)




The rules are:
1. Follow Blog Nadiaizzaty.com [ LINK ]
2. Follow Instagram @nadiaizzaty.nia [ LINK ]
3. Follow Bloglovin' Nadia Izzaty [ LINK ] ( whoever have the account )
4. Copy the banner and write a post with the title " Duck Giveaway by Blog Nadiaizzaty.nia " ( Please backlink to this blog ).
5. Most importantly, publish the post and leave your post link in the comment column below.




To fulfill all the rules is an easy task for me as I've done rules #1, #2, #3 ages ago, I am sure. But I am so sorry Nadia as I join this giveaway this late. My life is quite time-demanding right now for me hoho. 

Anyway, here I am, one of the participants! :D


Pray for me :D

"Semoga Hanis Amanina jadi first winner dan menang Duck Scarf!"

Ameen!
Hihihi :D

Click any of the pictures above to see more details on the giveaway, or simply click HERE!

The giveaway will end on 25th December 2017, be fast guys!
SS, Perak, Malaysia
171204

Thoughts on Bismillah by Ikhwan Fatanna

November 17, 2017


I rarely listened to Spotify for the time being. Ever since I stopped subscribing to its Premium plan, I am no longer able to listen to it offline while running, on the road etc. Trying to save a bit, I don't want to sacrifice my data on musics. 

And I can say, I am always on the road since I returned home for good - to the north, south, east, west. Just Sabah Sarawak I haven't step my feet yet. *laughatmyself*



While in the car, Mak always remind all of us to pray, "dah baca doa belum?" Haha I don't understand why, every time I drive the car on my own, automatically I will recite the prayer - on my own. But, when ever I am with Mak, I only remember to recite it after she reminded me to.

Manusia pelupa T_T

To prevent sleepiness, I listened to radio - it depends on which signal the car received, I have no specific favourite fm. As I struggled to listen to Klasik Nasional when ever my dad is driving, I hope he does not mind with fly.fm, hitz.fm, era.fm etc. Hahahaha.

One lovely song I love to focus my ears to every time it goes on air is this - Bismillah by Ikhwan Fatanna. It was released for quite some time, but me being me, I am not that up-to-date with new songs.



LIRIK:
Ada yang sedang berjalan
Ada yang sedang berlayar
Ada yang juga di angkasa
Ada yang baru belajar
Ada tengah temuduga
Ada yang bosan dengan kerja

Tak kisah kita di mana
Kita mula dengan nama kebesaran-Nya


Chorus:

Bismillah...
Walau sekecil mana kita langkah
Bismillah...
Walau dunia sering bermasalah
Bismillah..
Usaha dan doa usahlah lupa
Sebutkanlah bismillah
Sebutkanlah bismillah

Sebutkanlah bismillah
Bila kita menyebut nama-Nya
Nawaitu jahat pun jadikan kita
serba salah
Bila kita menyebut nama-Nya
Semoga yang dilaksana
semuanya terjaga

Tak kisah kita di mana
Kita mula dengan nama kebesaran-Nya

Chorus

Tidakkah kita percaya
Dengan hikmah yang ada pada-Nya
Sempurnakanlah
segala hela nafas yang ku hembuskan
Setiap amalku
Hanyalah untuk-Mu


Chorus 2x

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Such a simple song with good messages. 
And catchy beat too, don't you think so?

Humans need reminders, no matter how simple the reminders are.
As simple as bismillah at the beginning of anything we do.

Why?
It changes the values of the activities we do.

Sebutkanlah bismillah
Bila kita menyebut nama-Nya
Nawaitu jahat pun jadikan kita serba salah
Bila kita menyebut nama-Nya
Semoga yang dilaksana semuanya terjaga


As simple as bismillah, it can protect us from going deeper into bad stuffs.
As simple as bismillah, it can help to prevent us from nonsense thoughts.
As simple as bismillah, it can help us to focus.

But, I think it depends on our lifestyle too - to see how the word bismillah can affect our life as a whole. When we expose ourselves with bad environment continuously, we become insensitive towards it. We no longer feel that activities are not good. 

May Allah protect us from evil and devils. 

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

Salam Jumaah, everyone :)
Happy weekend too.
SS, Perak, Malaysia
171117

Hiatus by Budak Tomato | Book Review

November 13, 2017


Another book of Budak Tomato. 

I've read Esc and I totally love it. I have a slight of high expectation on Hiatus ever since I saw the promotion on Twitter. Well, I followed Budak Tomato and Muharikah on Twitter and totally love most of their tweets :D

I even bought the book directly from Imanshoppe haha see how excited I am to look forward to this book.


Title: Hiatus
Author: Budak Tomato
Pages: 307
Publisher: Iman Publications
Publication Date: October 2017

When I read the synopsis at the back of the book, my feeling mixed. It is not like I haven't read it from the promotion tweets, but it felt different - to finally able to read the piece and to be honest, to reflect myself with the lessons from the book. 

"Hidup ini perjalanan yang akhirnya bukan pada mati.

Buku ini baris-baris tulisan pada kamu,
Tapi setiap baris-baris ini ibarat garis-garis luka torehan
pada lengan dan peha aku.

Buku ini sekadar buku pada kamu.
Tapi buku ini dipenuhi rahsia aku.

Buku ini mungkin sekadar cerita menagih simpati pada hematmu.
Tapi buku ini luahan jiwa gersan yang memerlukan cinta, pada aku.

Yang kamu pegang ini lebih daripada sebuah buku.
Ini sebahagian daripada jiwa aku.
Ini luka aku.
Ini kecewa aku.
Ini ubat penenang aku.
Ini cinta aku.
Ini air mata aku.
Dan ini, realiti aku.

Ini mungkin, fiksyen kamu.
Tapi bukan, pada aku."


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The book is like a novel, sharing stories of Amir Talhah and his life, featuring quite a number of people especially his friends, his parents, his sisters and others - someone he fall in love with, someone who felt in love with him, someone who is going to help him, someone who is going to put him into troubles. Different types of people who actually exist in our own life too. 

Is it a real story?

Don't ask me, I have no idea. -_-'
Only the author and Allah know it.

Towards the end of the book, I read this line saying, "Untuk yang mencari maksud literal dalam jurnal peribadi aku, kau akan gagal cari moral. Percayalah." To be honest, this book puts me into huge confusion. Maybe my imagination is on not that high level to understand but for me personally, this is a heavy book deep inside. T_T


This book also reflects the reality of life - people with histories (that seem to be bad for other people) whose nightmares hold them from changing into a better person. Even, as people who encounter these people, are we going to close our eyes and ignore the facts that they need us? Plus, are we going to accept them to be in our life if they really want to improve themselves? And even if they are not able to change, are we going to keep supporting them?

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For this book review, not going to share life lessons I learned as wow I felt too overwhelmed to put the experiences into words reading it. 

But, I will share few parts in the book that I can relate and I found them interesting :) 

Haha entah-entah end up akan jadi ala-ala life lessons jugak. Susah sebenarnya nak keep on reading  books dan belajar sesuatu perkara yang baru dan CONTINUOUSLY APPLY life lessons tu. T_T


1. Distances.
"Kadang yang menjarak tak terasa jarak. Kadang yang terjarak terasa sesak. Kadang yang mencipta jarak ingin membaiki retak. Kadang yang retak itu terbaiki dengan menghubung jarak." - Czsull.

2. Give up?
"Andai jalan takdirku menjadi doktor, jadikanlah aku doktor yang tak mudah mengalah. Mengalah pada masalah. Mengalah pada mehnah. Atau mengalah pada tohmah."

3. Happiness. 
"Bahagia itu tak akan didapati dengan ingin bahagia, melainkan dengan banyak mensyukuri karunia yang ada." - Kyai Haji Abdullah Gynmastiar

4. Dosa.
"Bila kita mula tinggalkan dosa, hidup kita akan lebih bahagia. Bila kita mendekat dengan Allah, hidup kita terasa sempurna." Qiden.

5. Hope.
"Harapan itu masih ada, kita hanya harus terus percaya."

Have you realised that it is actually quite easy to change but it is way harder to be consistent in those changes that we have made?

To fulfill 5 times of prayer from not praying at all is easier than to continuously praying 5 times a day.
To stop smoking is easier than to continuously stop smoking.
To stop saying bad words is easier than to keep on not saying them.
To start covering our aurat properly is easier than to continue covering them. 



Well, people are different.
What is difficult to me may be easy to other people. 😅

May Allah bless our efforts. 

SS, Perak, Malaysia
171113



Halloween Virtual Run (Oct 2017)

November 9, 2017


First virtual run :)

Actually I registered the 21Day Challenge Nov 2017 earlier than this Halloween Virtual Run but seems like I need a motivation to run and this one sounds good. 

I targeted to join 5 or 10km for this but I have no idea how it works that time and turned out I registered for 3km. 

3km pun 3km lah :D

The medal.

Just few days ago in this week, Ayah received a letter on behalf of me. A bit confused as I think I did not buy anything online recently. Haha.

But, hey, it was the medal! I have already hung it in my room, not sure to keep it like that or will put it into storage box like all my previous medals too. -_-' Or maybe I should buy the medal hanger?


Halloween Virtual Run
3km   |   6'06''   |   18:21

:)

Anyway, this is my progress on the 50km-in-21-days mission.


Day 9 | 20.54km out of 50km

29.46km to go.

Few points I re-learned so far:

  • My average pace has improved a bit compared to when I was in Czech. It used to be always be above 7min/km back then. 
  • 6-7 minutes for 1 km, so I tried my best to finish 1 km for every two songs I listened to.
  • Zikrullah for every steps. It helps to keep me able to speak while running - it is my benchmark that I am still running fine.
  • The best way to keep running (if indoor) is to watch videos. I gained both entertainment and exercise.


Fighting, Nina!

SS, Perak, Malaysia
171109

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