And ALLAH is Sufficient as a Guardian
And ALLAH is Sufficient as a Helper
~ Quran 4:45


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Novel Review: Shhh..I Love You

Assalamualaikum!

Sis tak tahu ada atau tidak kat sini yang follow drama Shhh...I Love You yang tengah on air kat TV3 (Malaysia) sekarang. Sebenarnya, I was way more excited for drama Cik Serba Tahu coz I loved novels by Syamnuriezmil! And of course, Mr Tall, Dark & Handsome, my forever hero since Nur Kasih, Remy Ishak!!! Tapi entah kenapa, after catching few episodes I was not keen to follow the drama. I've read the novel though, really loved it. Good for those that prefer light reading and the novel is not too thick either. So, sesiapa yang dah lama tak membaca and nak start membaca balik, can give Cik Serba Tahu a try!

Patutnya cakap pasal Shhh...I Love You (SILY), dah melalut pulak! Honestly, I only bought this novel after knowing that it is adapted to drama and I bought this novel during the anniversary short getaway! Hahaha! For the first few episodes, I get to go concurrently with my reading, but then I completed the novel within 2 days. Perks of having a lot of time travelling from one site to the other. :) But I tell you, this drama made my jaw ache, sebab tak berhenti tersengih-sengih bila tengok each episode. I am usually slightly late to watch the drama, sebab time Maghrib and weekdays tak boleh on TV pastu kena settlekan banyak paperworks, so I usually marathon on Friday night, sebab Sabtu tak kerja!
 
 Shhh...I Love You oleh Farisya Natasha
 
 
Kisah bermula tentang seorang gadis, Nur Nadia Omar yang menghidap miokarditis atau keradangan otot jantung. Nasib menyebelahi Nadia saat dia diberitahu bahawa ada penderma jantung yang sesuai untuknya apabila ada seorang pengikrar derma organ yang meninggal dunia disebabkan kematian otak.
 
Tanpa diketahui, saat Nadia diberi peluang kedua untuk hidup, ada insan yang lain yang menderita. Ahmad Aidan Ahmad Abrar, hidupnya kelam apabila tunang yang bakal dinikahi tak sampai seminggu meninngal dunia kerana kemalangan dan Sumayyah merupakan salah seorang pengikrar derma organ. Sejak itu, Aidan hanya menumpukan perhatian pada kerjayanya sebagai seorang juruterbang. Merentas awan biru demi melupakan kisah pahit yang melanda dirinya.
 
Sepuluh tahun berlalu, ternyata jantung yang diterima sesuai untuk Nadia. Menginjak ke usia 28 tahun, membuatkan keluarganya risau apabila Nadia masih belum mempunyai insan istimewa. Bagi Nadia, dia tidak ingin menempuh alam perkahwinan kerana risau bakal menyusahkan suaminya kelak dengan kondisinya dan kemungkinan yang dia tidak boleh hamil kerana penyakitnya.
 
Pertemuan tanpa sengaja antara Aidan dan Nadia di supermarket mengundang debar di hati gadis itu. Suatu rasa yang tidak pernah dirasakan saat bersama dengan Naufal, jejaka pilihan keluarganya. Tanpa diketahui, adik kepada Nadia dan Aidan merancang untuk menjodohkan kakak dan abang mereka. Ternyata, usaha kedua gadis itu membuahkan hasil.
 
Aidan yang pada mulanya enggan berkenalan dengan mana-mana gadis mula tertarik saat mengetahui nama penuh Nadia. Dia tidak pernah lupa akan nama itu, Nur Nadia Omar! Penerima jantung Sumayyah! Aidan nekad, walau apa cara sekalipun dia akan memiliki Nadia walaupun terpaksa bersaing dengan Naufal, si peguam hebat yang serba sempurna. Dengan memiliki Nadia, dia bakal memiliki kembali jantung Sumayyah dan dia bertekad untuk menjaga satu-satunya peninggalan Sumayyah yang berada di dalam tubuh Nadia atas rasa cinta yang tidak pernah luntur buat arwah.
 
Jodoh menyebelahi Aidan, walaupun perkenalan antaranya dan Nadia sangat singkat, mereka akhirnya disatukan sebagai suami isteri apatahlagi Nadia benar-benar sudah jatuh cinta padanya. Aidan masih merahsiakan sebab dia ingin mengahwini Nadia hinggalah suatu hari rahsia terbongkar.
 
Kuatkah Nadia menongkah arus dugaan yang melanda? Cekalkah Aidan dengan janjinya untuk menjaga Nadia tanpa mencintai gadis itu? Apakah akan ada rasa cinta buat Nadia suatu hari nanti?
 
Haah, kalau nak tahu, pi beli novel, tak pun tengok lah drama sampai habis! I like the storyline and the character development in this novel. Tapi lepas kahwin tu adalah geram sikit kat Aidan. Orang dah takder dok kenang-kenang, yang depan mata buat tak tahu! Pastu annoying gila tak pernah nak cakap dia sayang kat Nadia. Tapi korang baca jer lah, akan menambahkan feel bila korang tengok drama itu karang.
 
Rating: 4.5/5✰
 
Between novel and drama, tak banyak perbezaan. Adalah perubahan sikit, tapi tak mencacatkan jalan cerita. Which I believe is okay! Tahun late 2016-early 2017 ini, macam menduga sikit pulak. Tetiba Allah terbalikkan hati. Yang tak suka kebanyakan jadi suka pulak. Sikit hari Fattah Amin, boleh tengok entry itu kat sini. Tapi sekarang dah kureng suka lah, mungkin sebab banyak sangat kontroversi and I'm not a fan of those ataupun sebab dia menyanyi. Hahaha! So, sekarang dah tak berapa suka F.A. Lol! Tapi Mummy minat kat dia, jangan kutuk ke apa, backing kuat!
 
And now, Gambit Saifullah! Aduhai! Dulu pun menyampah tak berapa suka dia. Especially masa Fear Factor Selebriti Malaysia if anyone can recall, jahat gila dia konon nak create drama bagai. Menyampah habis! Pastu character poyo dalam filem Karipap Karipap Cinta, CMI!! Sekarang, hambekk kau, tersengih sensorang tengok dia berlakon! All this while, no pilot character made me go head over heels as Adam Mukhriz. Sis baca novel Adam & Hawa berulang-ulang sejak zaman sekolah lagi, sebab terjatuh cinta bergolek-golek kat Adam Mukhriz. Pastu Aaron Aziz pulak bawak watak itu dalam drama. Just take my money and let me subscribe to that Astro channel! Hahaha! Even watak pilot lain macam Zill Faezrul ataupun Ejaz Fakhri tak boleh lawan tempat Adam Mukhriz dalam carta sis. But now, nampak gayanya, Ahmad Aidan macam dah termasuk dalam carta ni, but I letak you lepas Adam Mukhriz! Hahaha!
 
Takut pulak sis sejak akhir-akhir ini.Yang tak suka jadi suka. Adoii, kena check balik ini kot ada lelaki yang menyampah tak berapa berkenan dulu, baik jangan terbawa-bawa. Karang tersuka, tetiba jadi jodoh. Padan muka aku!
 
Till then! Take care lovelies!
 
 

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Organise not Agonise!

Assalamualaikum!
 
 
 Tetiba rajin pulak nak tulis entry! Hahaha! Actually, that's not the exact reason. I am supposed to firm up the itinerary for #SyazHanWanders #AlongAngahTravel but since I kinda have the attention span of a goldfish (at times), can't help but to take a break before planning again.
 
It's definitely not easy when you don't know what to expect or how is the condition like. I'm starting to freak out/hyperventilating and yes, the thought of cancelling all the bookings is just so tempting. But since this is one of the wishlist I had since forever, gotta be firm and just tawakkal!
 
I know I'm being a little of a drama queen! But I just can't help it, even wherever we are going is still in Asia! Doing a countdown now, 4 more days to go! Can't wait to take a break from work after almost 4 months of my last vacation.
 
Till then! Take care lovelies!
 

Friday, 14 April 2017

24th Anniversary

Assalamualaikum!
 
QUEEN & KING!
 
Finally, the long overdue post for my parents' 24th anniversary! Mummy & Daddy got married on 1st April 1993, from what I was told, it was a Thursday, then they held their wedding reception on 4th April 1993.
 
Like every other year, we will usually have an intimate celebration just the six of us. I wanted to sent them off to Lombok for a second honeymoon, but like I've mentioned previously, Mummy hates airplane ride and the only time she will take the plane would be for her Umrah/Haj, In Sya Allah, one fine day! And they rejected my idea to hold a second wedding reception, with the naik pelamin and whatnot! Hahaha!
 
Mummy wanted to go for a short getaway, so JB it is. I wasn't too keen on the idea coz of the site shifting, etc. and I have to report to my new site on Monday. But nevertheless, all hail to the Queen, we ended up having a getaway at KSL, JB from 31/4/17 - 2/4/17. Mummy and Daddy headed there first in the day and the four of us made our way there after school/work.
 
We have been loyal guests of KSL ever since forever. Hahaha! Since I was too busy with work and everything, surprise plans was only made on Thursday late at night. Can you imagine I was sourcing for CUSTOMISED balloons for the upcoming high tea session on Saturday! Who would be in the right mind to cater for that right?!
 
Boy, was I glad to find Balloon by Elegance on Instagram! It was like a major phew, when I contacted Yvonne (I hope I get the right spelling) via Whatsapp and she willingly assisted me despite the last minute request. Alhamdullilah for sellers like her! They even do delivery! Plus point when you don't want anyone to suspect especially the ever-so-difficult to surprise mum of mine! So, I made the transactions on that night itself and Yvonne came up with the balloon design almost immediately. I told her I wanted it to be in purple/violet theme with those wordings and leave the rest to her creativity. Well, can't be fussy when you are left with less than 2 days.

Credit Photo: Balloon By Elegance Instagram
 
Celebrated at Infusion Café, an all-day dining restaurant at KSL itself for high tea session. Honestly, ever since we discovered Infusion, all the other Hotel Buffets in JB we went to didn't quite meet the par with Infusion. So, those in JB or planning to go to JB, should really give them a try. Won't regret it! Made a reservation on Thursday as well and planned with Yvonne to deliver the balloons at 1130hrs on Saturday. So thankful to the staffs of Infusion for assisting and accommodating to my requests. The staffs even assisted to deco the table with those balloons and everything. Didn't managed to get their names, but thank you everyone at Infusion Café for the wonderful service!
 
I was down with UTI that day whilst recovering from flu that I had the whole week. So, everything was a little blurry for me coz of the pain and frequent toilet trip I had to make whilst running around planning for the surprise.
 
When Angah came down later to meet me whilst I was setting the table at Infusion, she was nagging at me on all these plans I made without telling her. Hahaha! Usually whenever I do all this planning, I would asked her to help out but this time round, I was doing everything by myself. Since I know Infusion has a wide spread of food and I couldn't get any baker to make a customised cake for me I was kinda prepared to forgo that idea.
 
#cintahatisaya #nyawa
 
But Angah being Angah after seeing all the plans made, she immediately went like, let's go find a cake at KSL shopping mall. Fine! From Baskin Robbins to SDS café finally we ended up buying this rainbow cake at Season's since they are the only ones that was able to do writing on cake. I'm not someone with a sweet tooth, so all this desserts doesn't quite appeal to me, but this cake was major LOVE! It wasn't as sweet as I expected, it has a pleasant, subtle creamy taste which was amazing! Usually when I take a spoon of cake I would gulped down a glass of water almost immediately, but this love here was making me eat more than I was supposed to.
 
Aftermath of 24 years of togetherness!
L-R: Abang, Angah, Yours Truly, Ah Fat
 
Family Portrait!
 
Alhamdullilah for all these years! Every single day, I can't help but thank Allah swt for this family. We may not be perfect, every one isn't and it's just nature. I'm gonna be lying to say that we didn't argue or there ain't any drama going around on certain days, but I believe all this made us stronger day by day as we live and In Sya Allah as we head for our eternity journey may Allah swt reunite us again in Jannah. May Allah swt bless their marriage and keep all of us in HIS Protection and continue giving us HIS guidance. Amin.
 
Till then!
 
 
 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

New Site, Foreign Environment, New Colleagues

"Perhaps you hate a thing but it is good for you.
And perhaps you love a thing but it is bad for you.
And Allah knows while you know not."
~ Al Baqarah [Quran 2:216]
 
Assalamualaikum!
 
Dah lama tak tulis, sis rasa kekok pulak. Hehs! I start this entry with the above verse just because it kinds of fit with my current situation. If there is any of you that followed through since the start of my job, I have been complaining sharing stories of how sorrow, hard and difficult it is. Well, guess what? You are about to embark on that journey all over again!! Or maybe not?
 
Honestly, my first site was the toughest, challenging site that I had to handle with zero experience, fresh out of school. Overtime I managed to overcome that obstacle and indeed Allah is the best of all planners. Two years on, I can't believe that when I start working in this new site, I have to admit, I truly miss that place! It's kind of separation anxiety, and it's not helping when the people there is pretty much still in contact and they just can't stop calling communicating with you from time to time. And, I gotta say that place officially became my happy place! And In Sya Allah, tomorrow I will be back for a day at my happy place!!!
 
This current site I am working on is slightly different from my 'happy site'. I am not station there, but I have to run around most of the time. For example, I'll be at the office in the first part of the day to do paper works, etc. then proceed to the site I'm managing for inspection, routine checks or meet the clients/sub-contractors. It's a whole different scope than what I did previously, so it's really foreign to me. And my oh my, there's just so much papers I have to carry around most of the time.
 
I've been on board for a total of 3 days today! The pressure is building especially when I learnt more of the site, the problems there, the people I have to deal with. It's a whole lot of pressure! You know how Allah is the owner of all hearts and HE controls them? I'm just leaving all this people factors in HIS hands for now. Who else do we ask for help to deal with another person? Hati manusia ini bukan kita yang pegang, jadi sebaiknya usaha, tawakkal dan selebihnya biar Allah yang tentukan. Yang penting husnudzon!
 
What surprised  me today when Mr A actually checked on me via Whatsapp! It was shocking at first, coz when I was at the previous site and when I was solely under his wings, he never did this kind of thing. And, BAM! I received his message today! See, isn't that all planned nicely by Allah swt. It's kind of heart warming actually, but me being the brutally honest person. I actually replied my actual thoughts instead of sugar coating my words. Haha!
 
All and all, I have to be thankful and grateful that Allah actually lands me with good hearted people, and I can't stop thanking HIM for sending them that at times made me question wonder what have I done to deserve this? Alhamdullilah! From Mr M, Mrs M, Beignet and now a whole group of people that open heartedly helped me through this new journey. Thank you Allah!
 
As I embark on this new journey, though I'm still with my current company only that the nature of my job is that we don't stay stagnant for too long at one site. So, we are always on the move and experience change most of the time. It's going to be hard for me, coz I hate changes, but I believe everything will be fine at the end of the day! With this, Bismillah to a new journey & Alhamdullilah for all the good times!
 
15 more days to my leave and the long awaited trip! Excited!!!!