What You Say, What You Do, Does It Mean Anything?
Friday, August 26, 2011 ( 9:12 pm )

"What are words if you really don't mean them when you say them?"-What Are Words, Chris Medina.

"More than words is all you have to do to make it real."-More Than Words, Extreme.

"Action speak louder than words."-Damaged, Danity Kane.

Words words words. Words. Do they really matter? Are words just words? Or could we just keep quiet but still get the message sent? Or do we require a little bit of "show n' tell"? Honestly, I don't know.. Well, I can't really put my finger on it because as usual, IT DEPENDS. It depends on the situation itself. There are no answer schemes to the questions. Hence, YOU are the answer scheme. You find out yourself and you try to be the wise guy here and see for yourself. Not sayin' that you should be judging the book by the cover or so, but what I am trying to tell you here is that you sometimes just need to a little bit more thinking than to listen to what others say. So let us all wear our thinking caps on, shall we? Words are best used during many many times; when a guy wishes to express his love to a girl, OR when a daughter wishes to express her anger to her father etc, etc. However, I, too, feel that they are best used for opinions and assumptions, no?

Opinions. Have them. You need them all the time. You need them when you're in school, you need them when you're in college/university, you need them when you're working, you need them when you're having a conversation with anybody, any age at any time! This is when words matter. It's not a matter of whether you are right or you are wrong, it's a matter of expressing your thoughts and just letting people know,"hello, this is what I think bla bla bla..". And if what you think is the right thing to do(in your opinion), and there are possible actions that can be taken, why not take the chance to take a few actions? If you're just gonna sit there and do nothing and give opinions like a machine gun well that's not much of a "giving opinion" kind of thing now is it? More like complaining if you ask me. Do something about it, IF YOU CAN. I'm pretty sure there's a minimum for everything. Prre-ttyy sure.. So when we give an opinion, we can't seem to stop talking, can we? Or is it just me? Nahh, I can't be the only one now, can I? Whatever. It's like answering an essay question. One sentence wouldn't be enough, ofcourse. That would just give you riddiculous marks. You know that, but you still do it, because you just really don't know what the frickin' answer is. So the more you write, the more marks you get(if you're writing the right thing, InsyaAllah). Nyehh, we've all been through it. I have, too. Don't be ashamed. And don't be afraid to give opinions.

Assumptions, however, sometimes have no effect what so ever, but usually it is a pain in the arse. People assume this, people assume that. Yes, I am a "people" too hence, I, too, assume. But remember what Jimminy Cricket, the grasshopper from Disney's Pinocchio said? "Let your conscience be your guide". Lately, a lot of bashing about universities and underestimations related to that matter has been going around. I must say, at first it was ignorable. But hearing about it on and on and on again like there's no tomorrow, has become an annoyance to my space. I deeply regret all the comments on whose university is better, bla bla bla. But who am I to regret for them? They should be regretting themselves. Enough with the labelling, amigos. Just, stop it. Just because you study at a prestigous university, DOES THAT MAKE YOU PRESTIGIOUS? If you go around bashing about other "less prestigious" universities, that doesn't really make you much "prestigious", AT ALL. Just because you go to a "less prestigious" university, you don't have to act "less prestigious" too. I am highly annoyed by this issue, and if I had a remote control to this, I would definitely press the "stop" button. But I don't. Hence, you make the call. Aren't you tired of the labels too? Aren't you tired of people "deciding" what kind of person it makes you? The best way is just not to care about what others think. But if your not tired of the jibber jabber, then... Well, then. Suit yourself.

Words are still words. Best not be playing around with what's not play-able. You can think for yourselves now.

I'm sensing a message from the mothership of the human body to stop typing this instant. Hence, I'm off and ooh, the pizza's here.

Til then, keep your thinking caps on, keep it off, whatever.

Post Response: When I Start to Yapped
Sunday, August 21, 2011 ( 5:31 pm )

Salam and Hola, amigos. Let's do a wee bit of sharing today, shall we? Is this what I think it is? Relationship advice, is it? As youtube videos have video responses, well this is my post response to the following:

"Coming home and getting an awfully long phone call from a friend about a break up isnt really an everyday thing but hey, its normal. A five year relationship down the drain just like that in a split second. But why? There were those couples that I thought I'd be seeing having kids and all, but they ended all and there was no "other person involve". All he said was he didn't love her anymore like he used to but that wasn't enough of an excuse to go right? But still, its down the drain. Well, Im no psychiatrist nor am I good at giving any advises, but Ive been through a lot since I was in high school and based on observations of the incidents happening around me, I can share a few. Lets not take the view from the person who got dumped because that would be boring and its actually too common to take it from the 'innocent side'. Yes, lets take it from the other side, the dark and heartless side as you may all see it.

So why did you dump her? Lets give it two situations. Situation A, there was another person that he fancy which has a simple explanation to it and Situation B, he didn't have any feelings for her anymore, nadaa. zero. null. Which is hard to figure out and you might get rashes on your butt just from thinking of it. Tricky.

Situation A.

Many relationships go to waste because of this. Seeing someone else they're attracted to and immediately telling themselves, "Im gonna leave my girl and hit on this chick all right". Well, if you are unhappy and having a shitty relationship they yeah. Just leave cause you know yourself, you deserve better. But make sure you ask yourself why were you unhappy. Just dig it up to the core so that you'll get the answer. BUT sometimes people just go on and have new relationships for the short term pleasure, for fun which is wrong. A selfish act that is practice in our generation. But in the end the person would normally come crawling back and asking for forgiveness and asking you to take him back. Priceless ey? Dont smirk and dont say yes. :P Second chances are given for a reason but not the wrong ones. If people treated you like shit, then that person isn't worthy at all for you.

Situation B.

"He doesnt love me nemoreeee" and the endless crying continues with added blowing nose into tissues and teardrops the size of Jupiter. So he said he doesn't want you anymore and you ask yourself, what did I do wrong? How can one person love the other so much and the other leaves just like that? Well, in a relationship it doesn't really matter how long the duration is really, its the feeling, tolerance and appreciation that brings it all together. As the relationship grows, you can either grow apart from each other or end up growing together and having similar mutual feelings. Heck, you can feel great about your relationship 7 months ago and still feel great about it until today. But it is natural if it goes the other way around. Don't blame people for what had happened but why not blame yourself. You may mislead things and focused on the wrong things thats why it becomes a waste. It may have not been love in the beginning even, maybe it was a series of coincidence and flirtatious acts.

Emotional training is important and if you are truly grateful of your partner then surely you would do anything to fight for that person rather than giving up and meeting someone better which in my opinion is a lazy, easy and an immature option. Seee, so keep your relationship clean and lovable and keep it interesting ;D"
-adapted from Kiss The Rain

speaking like a pro ey, Kyla? :p Well whatever she crapped there is absolute truth, no doubt about that amigos. Well here's a tip to whoever is reading, sometimes a little break up does not necessarily mean THE END. It may just mean the beginning. Sometimes it may mean that its time for a change and for you to just get with that better man/woman somewhere out there waiting for you, maybe? Or it may just mean that you just need a break. Hence, you will learn to appreciate each other better. As sometimes that lack of appreciation can just cause a catastrophe, and you wouldn't want that now, would ya? Would ya? Nope.

It also depends on how well you overcome the problem of your relationship. If you know the proper strategies, the necessary things to avoid, then you'd probably be safe and you most probably wouldn't need a break up. In my case, I needed one. Well, it's not like I was begging one from God or planning it along the way. I have regretted the terrible things that had happened along the way, but I am sort of thankful that I have learnt to have deep appreciations for people I care for and that is what everyone needs. APPRECIATION; assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things.

If you really love your relationship, just don't forget that you love your guy/gal too. Don't be so caught up in the relationship, busy trying to have THE MOST perfect relationship ever, trying to be the top 10 sweetest couple in the world, when you're man doesn't even love you anymore 'cause.. I dunno, you're too lovey dovey? Too pushy? Too clingy? There's no harm in saving the relationship, but as long as there's no ice berg ahead, you don't need to sink the ship.

I, for one, like things to be more natural, spontaneous and random. But everyone has their own different way, anyway. I don't really know exactly what it is now do I 'cause you're not telling meh, are youh?! Well then! Tell me!

Til then, thumbs up to Sharifah Syakila. *wink*

Be Practical, Don't Be Silly
Thursday, August 18, 2011 ( 11:42 pm )

First things first, amigos. Did you know that Glee 3D is out? Well it's out alright! OUT!

Go watch it! GO GLEEKS! GO!

*Please note that all of the below was written two days ago.*

What's me without doing any last minute work? In this case, the medical checkup I'm supposed to do which is on of the requirements for entering any university. Come to think of it, it's not THAT last minute, but to my mother,"if everyone else has done it, it's last minute. And you are not a pro at last minute work... Like me." Uh, alright then mommayh.

I've learnt a few things today. Obviously, the first thing would be LAST MINUTE WORK = THE MUSIC IN MUM'S NAGGING. (Y) Good to know I have a mum that cares. Nevertheless, she is 54 and most probably approaching that menopause phase. Love you anyways, Ibu. *wink*

Second of all would be to always have a notebook and a pen in handy. Just in case you have this crazy idea for a blog post and you just can't afford to forget any of them. Like what I'm doing right now. I'm writing all of these shizzay in this old Mickey Mouse book I bought during my Matriculation days just for the sake of pleasing my "oh-so beloved" English teacher as she wanted all of us to have a class journal and write whatever shizzay we could think of in class.


And now I shall continue at the clinic while waiting for the doctor. Again, mum leaves me here and takes off to run some errands. Yet, another chance to write. Yeay me :D So folks.. Shall we talk about language today? This isn't really a "pick out from the hat" topic. Just so happened I was chit chatting with this chinese lady, in her 50s perhaps, and she was kinda stunned I had "The Friendship Book 1997" by Francis Gay(all-time favourite) in my hand. Like, rrealllyy stunned. So why do I choose to write The Real Life in English? Do I think I'm all that when I write in English? Am I confused about my nationality? Can I speak as how I write? You could be asking these questions. You could be asking even more, be it worse or better. Well, I've tried story-telling before but I sort of blew it, hence am no story-teller! Not like any of the pros anyway. But I do write stories. In a way, I, too, am telling you stories. Stories of The Real Life by The Free Skater. And that's just it! That's just it. This is what it is. It's not a form of flipping my hair in your face. It's just that it is a choice of mine and I really am happy this way. Tapi tak bermaksud saya tak reti berbahasa Melayu. Be practical amigos, don't be silly. And I have no idea how long this post is going to be, but hey, whatever, I'm gonna continue anyway. Proceed reading, if you wish.

Everyone has their rights, and you know it. Everyone has the right to choose, to do what they want. Well, let's just hope the choices we make are possibly the best ones. Not necessarily the RIGHT ones, but the BEST ones. Just to allow some mistake-making to take place. Just so that we could learn something, hey? It's all good, folks!

So it doesn't matter what language you prefer. As long as you're comfortable with it, to hell with what others think! You're not turning against your country, or your race, or anything. Unless those are your intentions, well.. That's definitely a different story. If you're good with the words, then that's just an added bonus. In The Real Life, we are an equal. Except those who don't want to be an equal. You could just.. Yeah, take a hike? Don't be afraid to be yourself. Jangan malu, jangan segan. Kalau malu, tetap mahu, kan? Si amigos? Huzah!

So please, please, please, have you enough with the underestimations?

Til then! *waves*

Just Quote Me 18: Ramadhan
Saturday, August 13, 2011 ( 7:35 pm )

Just as I was minding my own business(yeah right) on Facebook, I found this. And it just moved me.. Again. You know that part in the top right corner when you're viewing a wall-to-wall page or photo album or whatever, and the previous posts or statuses pop up randomly? Ya know which part? Yes? No? What I mean is..

Ahah! Now you're speaking my language. Ok, let's proceed shall we. And so I saw this. And this was what I had said and felt exactly one year ago from today. Let's zoooooom in!

The quality of the screenshot is kinda ugly. Tried to save in png format but I'm not sure why it is still saved in a jpeg format. Oh, look! I even spotted a typo. Hmm. Never you mind. Oh, and you've probably figured out that "Ahmad Nazrin Evelyn Salt " is most definitely postively tiddly tuddly not the just quote, so don't mind that too. Kudos to those observant (Y).

It was also in the month of Ramadhan, and it reads,
"If there's ever a time when I gave up that easily, then I guess I wasn't me. And now I'm still me. And I'm not going to let the same thing happen again. Ya Allah, sesungguhnya dugaanMu begitu hebat di bulan yang mulia ini. But with all the love I have for You, I'll make sure I won't let you down. And the rest, I leave it to You. And I'm not talking about the tempting food."

I remember this. I wasn't in THE best place at that moment. There were alot more downs than ups back then, and I was always just trying to find a way to cheer myself up. And somehow along the way after that, I guess I forgot how capable I am at being optimistic. And even though studies have shown that optimists are just making it worse for themselves, I believe sometimes, it wouldn't hurt to just wanting to make yourself happy, no? Well then, thank you Facebook for reminding me of what I have said. Now that I've realised that I should not give up next time, I'll try not to forget that again... InsyaAllah. Above that all, I am happy now and happy I shall be. Towards a better Ramadhan!


When God answers your prayers
( 12:23 am )

Salaaam amigos.

I just got back from my grandmother's house and I seriously just couldn't wait any longer. Do you have any idea how hard it is to actually sit down and eat with her without any stress? No you don't have any idea. But my mum does.. And my sister.. And my brother(but then again he is Opah's cucu emas. Mehehe). Well yes, my mother and I went over to Sg. Karangan and ate at her place. Her cooking: UH-MAAZING. Best cook I've ever known. And it was just a simple dish. Yet it was that good I couldn't keep my eyes off it and just couldn't wait to nibble on the shizzle. All I have to say is, it was nice. And mum said she has been waiting for something like that to happen for so so so long. What some of you may not know, is my grandmother is not much of a typical oldie. She's more of a goldie and likes clothes with a whole lot of bling. Can stop her from what she likes. Plus, nothing is normal in my family. We are all just so weird and... weird. Everyone has their obsessions though, no? I mean, Opah with her bling bling baju kurung, Kak Yaya with her shoes, Ibu with her Ikea shopping and Estee Lauder, Bapak with his high tech phones, Abang Hakim with his DVDs and books, me with my polka dots and hijabs, Nazrin and his futsal and Topman(Y), and you and your.... whatever your obsession(s) is/are. I guess it's normal. I guess. But nyehh, who cares. As long as we're happy, the world has no right to take that happiness away from us, ey ey? Just as long as you don't forget to be thankful and don't overdo it, and if you're a muslim never forget to say Alhamdulillah. And alhamdulillah, Allah has answered my mother's prayers, and now grandma and her are having a better relationship. And that makes me happy. And a bunch of others happy. And now the whole world is happy! I think. Wait, are you happy? I know I am.

Let's hope this isn't temporary though. Let's hope Allah has something even greater planned for all of us, even for you.. Whoever you are. We can't always be jumping to conclusions. And we should just enjoy what the moment brings, and don't be so hard on yourself, and just take a chill pill(that's if they ever invented one). You know nowadays, nothing means anything! For instance, just because there aren't any comments in (whatever) post, doesn't mean no one's reading! Am I right? Or.. just because no one liked your profile picture, doesn't mean no one's seen it yet. Right? Right? Or.. Just because that girl's wearing a hijab doesn't mean she's not a b*tch. Ok that one, OFFENSIVE. That goes around ALOT nowadays, and yea the statement, in some situations are true, but as a Muslim, as a female Muslim that wears the hijab, I feel that we should not let that be as true as it can be, because the hijab is not just a piece of cloth on the head. It represents more than our religion. But it also represents who we are. And it is a form of modesty. And I could go on and on but.. Yeah we'll just talk about it later. Ladidadida where was I? Oh yes, since I've already mentioned about this hijab issue tissue, I shall correct what I have said. Well it's not that nothing means anything nowadays. Sometimes, some things mean something, but not every thing means everything. Ahh, now you get me? No? Yes? Am I right or am I right? Ok just, think about it. And my dearest magical people, chill! I am random and you are cuckoo. Eat me, if you disagree. Ay? Alright! THAT'S THAT! LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX! KEEP SMILING! HUZAH!

Food for thought
Thursday, August 11, 2011 ( 8:32 pm )

If you're wondering where I've been, what happened to me and so on and so forth, well I hereby give you the answers.
No.1, No, I did not die. If I did, you would be pissing in your pants right now wondering if I am a ghost. (Y)
No.2 no, I did not fast only up to the 4th day of Ramadhan because that was the last post of The Real Life. I did, however, fast until the 6th day, then that menstrual cycle started on the next so..... Yeah.
No.3, no, I was not stranded on some island. I already live on an island. Why do I want to be stranded some more?
No.4, yes, I did not feel like writing anything. Alot of things happened. And when I say things, try not think of the worst, will you? Things as in occasions or events or anything related to that matter.
No.5, yes, I've been online and I just want some "me quality time". Nevertheless, I have been trying to get my "Loco-motion" on(the name of my Youtube channel. wink), but sometimes life is like a pain the arse and it just so happens my laptop has a webcam which I shall put in the category of crapola(thank you Jack Black for making that term work like a charm).

Well that's that. I'm sorry if you were hoping for an everyday update of Ramadhan from me. I was hoping for the same thing from myself. However, I do not want to force myself to write for the sake of another post as I always believe we should write what we want, write what we have to say, and write because we want to and not because we want to please other people, not because we wish to gain popularity, not because we want more friends, not because we need to keep the archive going.

At one point, I cared. I cared about whoever was reading. I cared whether they liked whatever I'm writing. I cared whether they even care what I wrote. I cared about gaining more followers, and not just more followers but more readers. I cared about those popular bloggers who seemed to be very famous nowadays but really you can't seem to find that interesting bit of their blog. I JUST DON'T GET IT! But I cared, still. Somehow. But I guess I have come to my senses(I think) and I just want to stop caring... For the time being. LOL. It is a bit ridiculous. It really is. And it almost seems like I'm forgetting who I really am, who The Free Skater is, what The Real Life means to me. I'm not going to stop caring in a bad way. Sometimes, you just have to make it about you because this is you and no one can stop you from being you. And I have noticed that sometimes, or some people, me you anyone whoever whatever, we're lost. And we don't know who we are. We try to be someone we're not. But we are always meant to be who we are. When everyone wants to be friends with the popular kids in school, they forget who their real friends are. Shall we be who we are? I know I've got a lot of flaws, and I know I sometimes want to be more out there. Sometimes, though. But hey, I'm also speaking for myself. And there are no fingers being pointed to. No worries. ;)

I guess everyone goes through the same issue. It's just a matter of time. A matter of how you overcome it. Brilliantly or not. Nevertheless, we should never try to be someone we're not. We should always be who we are. And when it's that way, no matter what your personality traits are like, no matter how your physical appears to the eyes of others, it feels better. And it gives a better meaning to your life. Screw those who don't like you. Screw those who keep rubbing their beauty in your face. Screw those who think they're all that. You know you have it, darling! So start snapping those fingers, and pamper yourself.

When in doubt, tell yourself, THEY are NOTHING like YOU, and YOU are NOTHING like THEM.

Well then, that's some food for thought, no? Til we meet again amigos. Adios!

4 RAMADHAN: Notice the unnoticeable
Thursday, August 04, 2011 ( 11:57 pm )

I'm the unnoticeable. Hi. Did you notice me? Ok sorry. That was random.

Ever realised how alert we(Muslims) seem during the fasting month? Now what on earth am I talking about?! How alert can you be when you're hungry? Ahah! Caught you there, people. Wanna grab your thinking caps again? If my calculations are correct, the most alert time would be after 5pm. Once mummy's started cooking in the kitchen. Or when you just arrived at the Ramadhan Bazaar. And all that food seems like you just have to have 'em all. Ayam this, ayam that, kuih this, kuih that, you name it, you want it, you just have to have it don't you? And when you look at it.. Ahh, wait, shall we be more realistic here? Let's not talk about what the eyes can see, but what the nose can smell. I mean, masha Allah, that smell seems so good and you're 5 blocks away from it. And to look, let alone smell, would be enough to make your eyes bigger. And all that's left is to nomnomnom away at the dining table! Yes sur-rey. And don't tell me that you're not just sitting there, anxiously looking at the clock, and so so keen to here the azan for Maghrib, infront of all those delicious nutritious food before you break the fast? And is this the only time when you actually listen very carefully? Or..? I for one admit that I here speak for myself. And for many others as well, I guess. Yeah.. well these little things. They matter. Depending on the situation ofcourse. Well then, towards a better Ramadhan, shall we? And towards a better life? I'll leave you again with your thinking caps.

Til then


To Son, from Dad
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 ( 11:44 pm )

If you don't read this, you're missing out!

Bapak emailed me this yesterday. And I thought oh what the hey let's share this with you locos. VERY fascinating. Very fascinating, indeed.

"A letter from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster / Child Psychologist to his son. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.! This applies to daughters too. All parents can use this in their teachings to their children.

Dear Son ,

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons :

1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable; nobody knows how long he lives.
Some words are better said early.

2. I am your father, and if I don't tell you these, no one else will.

3. What is written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.

Remember the following as you go through life

1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well,
except your mother and I.

To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because,
everyone has a motive for every move.

When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful, don't hastily regard him as a real friend.

2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess.

Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don't want you anymore,
or when you lose what / who you love most.

3. Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one's mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness.

Don't over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don't over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life.
My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up with the education that you received.
After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

7. You honor your words, but don't expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don't expect people to be
good to you. If you don't understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.

8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch!

9. No matter how much time I have with you, let's treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet
again in the next life.


Your Dad"

Mummies, daddies, uncles, aunties, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, boyfriends, girlfriends, lolos, lolas, hubs, and wifes, this is for you. Tell it to the world!


( 11:12 pm )

Salam and good evening, everyone. How was your day? Wait that's a boring a question. Scratch that. How have you been? Been feeling awight? I know that this is the only month whereby our doings, good or bad, are not influenced by any evil intentions of the syaitan. And this is where we are on our own. This is when we see everyone's true colours. Oh, believe me. Going to the mosque alone is good enough to see how courteous people are. And how much advantage people take of your courtesy. But not all people are as ignorant as some folks I've met. I don't think so. I know so. The world can't be filled with ignorant people alone now can it? And let's not forget that this is the month that we are facing extra tests from God. Ahah! Well I'll leave you with your thinking caps on and proceed with today's story. Well unfortunately today there is not much of an interesting story. I did not go to the mosque today hence no McGonigal. I took my Xertec last night and it made me sleepy the whole day. I literally felt like a flatworm(no, ofcourse not literally. What's wrong with you?). Hence, I broke my fast at home... alone. And this is the 3rd day of Ramadhan. And the 3rd day of August. And the 3rd day of having 3 dates for sahur. Huhaa! Well yea sure 3 dates alone is not much of a feast. But I'll tell you this, which probably some of you may already know, dates alone, specifically 3, are just good enough to get you going through the whole day until it's time to break the fast. Just don't forget to drink a glass of water with that. And you're good to go! And this may also be applied to those that wish to lose some weight... That is, if you don't eat so much during the breaking of your fast. Well that's that. I would write more, but I have to make way for something else. I've pretty much on my mind right now. And it is best to write when your mind is more sure of what it wants and what it is comfortable with. I mean, writing when your pissed off or sad will ofcourse produce tremendous results. But you wouldn't want to be deleting that and say to yourself "what the hey were you thinking?!" now would you? So for now, I'll just keep my thoughts on hold until I can find the appropriate words and the appropriate time for the talk of the mind. But come to think of it, on my mind, not as THAT much as some of you lot have on yours. It would most definitely be unfair for me to say that I have a lot on my mind right now. As I don't have to raise any kids, work my arse off for some extra cash or even think about equations. I mean, mum's got work to think about, Nazrin's got his tests to worry about which seems ridiculously difficult to study, dad's got his never ending scripts to write, and so on and so forth. So what's on your mind? And didn't I just say I have to make way for something else?
Well then.


2 RAMADHAN: Tarawikh
( 1:36 am )

Tis the second day of Ramadhan, the second day of fasting, the second day of August. 28 days left and counting! Well I wouldn't to waste the space of this post with my blabbering about. But nevertheless, I would like to share with you the things my eyes have seen. No worries, amigos. This will be a short one as I will be attending to my pillow anytime soon.

Buka puasa at Penang's State Mosque yesterday and today. And it does give you a different feel when you're with all those people you don't even know, but there for the same purpose as you are. Ofcourse the food were no extreme delights. But they were quite tastey and filling enough. Standard mosque menu, ofcourse: porridge, rice, kurma, hot tea and other food donated by other people(bless them Allah).

So I performed the tarawikh solat next to this lady. She wasn't that tall.. Actually pretty short. Shorter than me that is. She wore a black abaya, black hijab, and a black robe with a hoodie on the outside(whereby deep down inside I seriously want one too). A very unique robe that is. It had only one button in the front. It was like Little Red Riding Hood's. Only it was black. And the material was velvet. And that smell, like kasturi. She was probably in her 50s. And she had pale, yet fair face. To exaggerate, I thought she was an angel. HAHA. But with all that clothing, I thought to myself,"Professor McGonigal? Is that you?". Well forgive me for the slight exaggeration of may imaginarium. Well then, McGonigal. Will I ever get to see you again? That is.. Riddikulous!(spell from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Remembah? No? WTV to that).

Til then, keep smiling :)

**apologies for the late post.


1 Ramadhan: The First Day of Puasa
Monday, August 01, 2011 ( 1:08 pm )

Salam and Good Afternoon everybodayh!
What more than a better time to start a 30-days challenge than on the first day of Ramadhan itself? Ramadhan is 30 days PLUS all 30 days are not like the usual days as us Muslims must fast during this blissful month. So there will indeed be changes in daily routines and activities; that would include less talking, less eating, more starving, more thinking, a little less singing, a little more piano playing, more ibadah(act of worship), less gossip(I'm a girl), more kurma, a little less of this and a little more of that, so on and so forth.

There may be some of you Non-Muslims wondering out there, why do Muslims fast? Well then looks like someone's done the explanation already!

Oh, and last night, I went for the first tarawikh prayers for this month at Penang's State Mosque. And as usual, by the time it was 8.30pm the car parks were almost full. So imagine what the prayer hall would look like by then. So you know that during the early days of Ramadhan, you have to reach the mosque early to get a good spot. But once you've reached towards the end of Ramadhan... Well, I guess my fellow Muslims can figure that out. Ofcourse there are several reasons why it is so. Possibly, the people have started going back to their hometowns. Next possible reason, the ladies get busy in the kitchen, making rendang and ketupat and kuih raya. And the men get busy with their tools and the kids.. Well the kids just can't get enough of those firecrackers can they? Please children! It's dangerous! But telling this to a child would probably be like talking french to a mad cow. Wow I don't know what that means either. But, you get my point now don't you? So let's try to make a little change this year. And ofcourse everyone would want a better year than last year. So let's get to it! Towards a better Ramadhan! Huzah!

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Well then ladies and gentlemen, amigos, amigas, muslimin dan muslimat, Selamat berpuasa, happy fasting, have a wonderful Ramadhan!

Til then, no eating til Maghrib. *tummy rumbles*


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