Wednesday, March 2, 2011

7 Surprising Ways Happy Couples Stay Close.

Got a link abt the title from beloved hubby. He wrote: "Thot you might be interested to read this". Aww, gawsh, you're so sweet, Luv.

So basically what this link tells you is about 7 surprising ways happy couples stay close. It's easy actually, it's just that we tend to take each other for granted after so many years together. I find this article not only refreshing but inspirational at the same time. So here it goes:

The & Surprising Ways Couples Stay Close:
1. A beautifully framed picture from your falling-in-love days.
- Oh well, I got that one in KL, so I'd better have one too, here.
2. A movie you both love.
- no worries there...although some of my favourite movies are not a hit with him, both of us love watching Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Indiana Jones just to name a few.
3. A unique anniversary to celebrate.
- other than our wedding annversary, we also celebrate our first date together almost every year, sometimes by reminiscing and most of the time by eating ice-cream together. He might not remember it always but nonethe less he likes to reminisce the times when we were courting.
4. An empty-nest dream.
- we plan to travel, do gardening. mostly what retirees do.
5. A fight that never ends.
- of course nobody in a relationship often see eye-to eye about everything there is under the sun, so there are certain things my husband and I often disagree, but I wouldn't change a thing for the world.
6. Mad money.
- this is something that need to be considered. Even though both of us have some savings, we never consider spending them later on for some spurs-of-the-moment thing. Maybe we could just set aside some, for fun sake, huh?
7. An oversized beach blanket.
- got that one covered. hehehe!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Very Short Umrah Trip


Last Thursday, at 10:00am, my family and I flew from Dammam to Jeddah to begin our second umrah in Makkah. This time, Alhamdulillah, all of us were able to perform the umrah without any glitch. The Haram is packed with people from all walks of life, most obviously are the people from Turkey as they are having holidays and came to Makkah in throngs.

Our journey was a bit hectic becauce we had only one day to perform the umrah and to leave the very next day before Jumaat prayer, or else the road coming in and going out of Makkah would be closed until after 3pm. As our flight was at 3pm, we could not afford to miss the trip back to Jeddah, hence we need to finish up our tawaf wida' before 10:30am. Alhamdulillah, all's well that ends well.

I know I have been quiet and not posted anything for quite a while. I am packed with the kids' activities that left me quite breathless. Indeed! The two elder ones are graduating soon, therefore they have lots of events planned and we the parents have to take part in them. Furthermore, I have my class, with my memorizations, which are now getting more and more challenging. But I have always tell myself to persevere and to hang in there. InsyaAllah, there'll be greater rewards for those who persevere. Ameen.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

It's funny how every year I'd come up with my new year's resolutions and at the end of that particular year, I'd just say, "Oh well, another year another resolution gone bust...or burst hahaha! So, this year, trying to be a bit different altogether, I'd just say that I have no new year's resolutions except that I'll strive hard to be a good person, if not better, I'll try my best to eat healthy food and exercise regularly, I'll try to be more disciplined when it comes to cleaning my house (as if I don't clean it regularly, tchah!!) and most of all I'll try not to think too much about new year's resolutions...hookay! I hope this year will start off to a wonderful beginning and we'll see what's in store for the rest of the year. Though I'm a bit late, Happy New Year to anybody who happens to read this blog. May the future brings happiness and joy to all of us. God bless.