Passionate, Qoutes, Review, Thoughts

Tools to think creatively

1. Believe it can be done. Eliminate “impossible”, “won’t work”, “can’t do”, “no use trying” from your thinking and vocabs.

2. Don’t let tradition paralyze your mind. Be receptive to new ideas. Be experimental, try new approaches. Be progressive in everything you do.

3. Ask yourself daily, “How can I do better?”. There’s no limit to self-improvement.

4. Ask yourself, “How can I do more?”. Capacity is a state of mind.

5. Practice asking and listening. Big people monopolize the listening; small people monopolize the talking.

6. Stretch your mind. Get stimulated. Associate with people who can help you think of new ideas, new ways of doing things. 

-The Magic of Thinking Big (David J. Schwartz) 

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Happy reading

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This book dated back then in 2012 and I had never finish reading it. Stopped at one-hundred-something-page and felt like to continue reading till the end.

Remember those times – after I read some interesting chapter I will start the “know what??” sessions with fiqah and denah. They will listen what I’m going to story about Kamal Ataturk from the start to the end. Haha. Victims.

Happy reading.
Relieved that finally I can have a good reading time.

p/s : heard some controversial issue about the book’s author.

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Passionate, Personal

Naoko

Suddenly all the melodies become so coarse and Boyce Avenue’s voices started to distract me a little bit. Time these days ; they fly like crazy. I don’t know how to be “in line” with them. I am so much left behind and running out of time. Or maybe I am the one that only exaggerate it ;  I don’t know.

I have a syndrome recently. I mean, I just realised it recently when the symptoms described was very closed to what had Naoko experienced.

“I can never say what I want to say,” continued Naoko. “It’s been like this for a while now. I try to say something, but all I get are the wrong words – the wrong words or the exact opposite words from what I mean. I try to correct myself, and that only makes it worse. I lose track of what I was trying to say to begin with. It’s like I’m split in two and playing tag with myself. One half is chasing the other half around this big, fat post. The other me has the right words, but this me can’t catch her.”Does this make any sense to you?”

(Norwegian Wood by Murakami)

dream reality

what a nice picture and caption!

Some parts are so adult, but above that; it is a masterpiece. Surely will update more about Norwegian Wood! 🙂

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addiction

Bismillah.

Sworn to Silence is my best bed time story. With over 320 pages, I can’t tell when will I finish it. 😀 Since Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) have been my evergreen favourite TV Programme (not to mention Law and Order, NCIS, and Sherlock Holmes are included), I am very much drown into this book. No matter how busy I am with my ‘official’ things, this book provides a great escape for me. It is about a murder of young woman in very gruesome, and slow ways. Then, the author give me a bunch of exciting moments when she wrote about autopsy,and how it made, medical term, re-create crime, and those related things. To write those lines, I swear she had done a lot of reading,watching and research before.

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Heard that it had been turned into movie? Or the movie turned into this book? I dont know. After all, it is a 2009’s book. Now I felt ancient.haha

but who cares then.

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Dream house

Bismillah.

I cant help my self but to describe about my dream  house since tonight I went to Summer Mall and happened to find a mini book fair and know what? They are RM 8 only! How amazing is that? The books are in good condition and I always love if someone give me a book rack that full of books or a room that loaded with books! or just give me a mountain of books.

So, it is about my dream house.

It must be a three-storey house (or maybe four), and must has :

– a swimming pool , so that I can make swimming class for muslimah only.

– a large aquarium at one of my wall’s house, so that I can relax by seeing those beautiful creatures swimming by.

– a mini gym,so that I can work out without worrying to go to jog park,etc.

– a prayer room made up by bamboo’s floor, with mini waterfall inside the room, so that the sound of the water can be a therapy for those inside the room. I heard that sound of water can relax one’s mind and increase the concentration.

– a large room for library purpose, with high book rack with stair, just like one in Secret Garden movie. The rack is labelled with their subject or author. It should has a comfort zone like sofas and a corner to assemble my kids, motivating them to read. It should has perfumes with certain purposes, like lavender odour for memorising and etc.  Not to forget, the collections of soothing melody by Yiruma and Kenny G.

So, is’t that obvious on how much I want my library in my future house. Haha. So, till then. Night has been so dark and I should be sleep by now 😉

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Ramadhan

Ramadhan : A Gateway

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah, we will reach Ramadhan very soon and let us pray for Allah to make our heart alive along the Ramadhan as well as post-Ramadhan. Ramadhan is often to be called as a gateway of changing and improving.On top of that, it really doesn’t work much if the improvement or the changing is fail to be maintained on the following months.However, to change in Ramadhan is really a rahmah and privilege to have rather than being the same without any improvement ; just like our ‘before’.

Pre-Ramadhan

Among the twelve months, Ramadhan is the best month on the planet. We had gone through a lot of hardship, battleship of the nafs and everything that build and destruct ourselves.When it comes to Ramadhan, it is our time to reflect back our deeds. If before this, we performed our prayers in rushing and seldom put our hands together to pray, in Ramadhan, we have to make a move.  If before this we feel that to pray and perform tahajud is such a huge and heavy things to do, this Ramadhan, push your self up. Don’t let yourself being the same as before.Be better!

If we ever feel that in those earlier months before Ramadhan, we were too busy of our business until it is too little time spent for Allah and we felt something like a gap between us and Allah ; this is the right time for us to spend time, improve our deeds and taqarrub with HIM. No time, too? Be creative. It doesn’t need for us to stay sit on our prayer mat in order to perform our ibadah. It is always a chance and thousand ways for those who want to become a better slave of Allah. Shortly, something should be improved by this coming Ramadhan.

Reading time!

What I love most about Ramadhan is that, time is being long. It is not the result of solstice or whatsoever (no such thing in Malaysia)  but it is the result whereby a lot of our routine had reduced. To be particular, it is our eating time! We tend to keep thinking about filling our stomach full and what’s next to be eaten. In Ramadhan, everybody is fasting and we unconsciously have a lot of time.

The time can be used to have a good reading of Al-Quran or anything beneficial to our soul and life. Reduce talking and gossiping, maximising reading and understanding. Read the translation of Al-Quran if we hardly understand the Arabic words of it. Seek the love of Allah and pray and pray.Allah is all-listening and Ramadhan is very a good time to pray. Grab the chance!

Istiqamah doing the change and InsyaAllah, the following months after Ramadhan, you can feel the change. Something is renew and it is Imaan. Retain and build it up by keep continuing the deeds, just like we’re in Ramadhan. What matter most is our understanding about the words and orders of Allah, not about how fast we can finish reading the Al-Quran. If so, we tend to read Al-Quran in rushing way and at last, nothing can be gain or felt. That is a waste for our soul.

A Gateway

It is good for us to keep reminding that Ramadhan is a great gateway for us to be better. Why? Because it is easier,dude! Syaitan had been in prison and we have less enemy alive except ourselves. Fight with our self is indeed a true battleship of Ramadhan and the true winner will be revealed in the following eleven months right after the Ramadhan.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that Paradise is surrounded by hardship and the Hell-fire is surrounded by temptation

So, struggle against ourselves and do things that please Allah, not human being.

Until then, have a soul-changing Ramadhan, fellas 🙂

Ramadhan is a beautiful gateway.

Ramadhan is a beautiful gateway.

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Zealous

Bismillah.

On my way of reading Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams. My first incarnation-theme novel which is somehow tally with a korean drama of Rooftop Prince. The novel is quite advance in language which forces me to spend quite a long time to finish it. But, insyaAllah, will finish it proud.

It seems like I started to love unusual and weird things,huh?

I just love to be out of this noisy planet and by reading those type of genre really made me.Not to mention that I hope I can write some novels and story like that too! Pray for me 🙂

This week is really a red-letter week. Knowing that my short story had been published on a website two months ago really make me in huge gratitude. Alhamdulillah.All praise to Allah. I just write to fulfill the “fire” inside me and not expect to receive that good news.

After all, it’s really a good beginning.

Until then, continue living and do something outstanding!

Alchemy of Forever - Avery Williams

Alchemy of Forever – Avery Williams

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