Monday, January 31, 2011

Awan berarak mendung berlalu...

Kadangkala pengorbanan berpanjangan itu adalah satu dugaan untuk kita. Walaupun payah untuk ditafsir tetapi pasti ada sebab disebaliknya. Mengapa saya dan bukan dia? Mungkin kerana kita yang dipilih untuk menanggungnya kerana Allah tahu dan pasti akan kebolehan kita. Awan mendung pasti akan berlalu kerana hujan dan ribut hanya sementara. Walaupun sinar belum jelas kelihatan tapi pasti ia sedang tersembunyi disebalik awan.

Bersabar Nona... Kerana Allah lebih memahami..

Saturday, January 29, 2011

i love u. u love me. we are happy family.

somehow, having your own little nucleus makes it complete. my family is neither famous, nor rich. my family is slightly dysfunctional and not typical. however, this makes us unique. we are happy with each other and we make each other happy.

haris has always been a blessing. a positive little boy who never fails to amaze me in many ways. i'm very certain that he will make an excellent big brother to my future children.

Mr. H is my soulmate indeed. our relationship has never quite been bed of roses. despite the challenges, we are still going strong because we know and believe that we are made for each other. this whole marriage thing is definitely not easy. we have learnt to sacrfice each other's feelings for sake of making the other happy.. we compromise at so many things.. we forgive, forget and move on much easier now. marriage does take alot of effort, adaptation and hard work. but, at the end of the day, we are still able to look into each other's eyes, knowing that this is love.

my Double H makes up my little family now.



they make me happy. VERY happy. a feeling that even money can't buy. =)



i love you my darlings. =)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

citrus addiction

the husband and i have been going to the gym regularly now. it's our little attempt at staying fit and healthy. quite a challenge at times cos both of us are foodies. we LOVE good food. yes. so exercise is the only option to keep the love handles away.

besides exercise, i'm also counting calories and watching what i put in my mouth. a friend once told me, "a moment on the lips, forever on the hips." i've never been skinny all my life. just the thought of it is impossible. however, it is POSSIBLE for me to be slim and fit. therefore, 2011 will be a better year for my waist. insya'Allah. ;)

well anyway, i have found a new addiction!

POMELO and GRAPEFRUIT JUICE!

been taking it almost daily and i love the sweet, sour and bitter taste!

so i did some check on its health benefits and i shall share it with you...

POMELO
"credits to: http://hubpages.com/hub/Health-Benefits-of-Pomelo"



- The rind of pomelo contains a high amount of bioflavonoid. The bioflavonoid in pomelo was discovered to even stop cancer cells from spreading in breast cancer patients by ridding the body of excess estrogen.

- Even if the juice of pomelo has an acid taste, its juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. It is therefore beneficial in the digestive system.
Pomelo has pectin which is effective in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits.

- The high content of vitamin C helps to strengthen and maintain the elasticity of arteries.

Pomelo can aid in the weight loss process, because the fat burning enzyme in pomelo can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body.

Pomelo can even help in cases of fatigue, diabetes, fever, insomnia, sore throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer


GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
"credits to: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-grapefruit.html"



Appetite Loss: Grapefruit works as an excellent appetizer as compared to any other drug. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger. This is the reason why people include grapefruit in their weight loss programs. High fiber contained by this fruit can satisfy hunger and thus, avoids any overeating temptation.

Fever: The pulp or the juice of grapefruit provides assistance to the patient to recover easily from the fever. It reduces burning sensation that occurs during high temperature. It also cures several cases of cold and phenomena. Grapefruit juice, if combined with water, can quench the thirst.

Fatigue: Grapefruit is beneficial in the treatment of fatigue. It helps you to dispel your fatigue and general tiredness caused due to the routine work. It can bring about a refreshing feeling in you when you drink equal amount of grapefruit juice and lemon juice.

Influenza: Grapefruit is a valuable remedy for influenza as it helps to minimize acidity from the system. The bitter properties arising from an essence called 'maringin' in grapefruit tones up the system and the digestive swathe.

Acidity: The fresh grapefruit juice has alkaline reaction after digestion. The citric acid of the fruit is tarnished in the human body and thus, increases the effect of the alkalinity reaction after digestion. The juice extracted from the grapefruit is beneficial in preventing the acid formation and many other diseases that arise due to the presence of acidity in the body.

Indigestion: Grapefruit is useful for solving the problem of indigestion. It is very light as compared to other food articles and thus, acts immediately on indigestion by easing the heat and irritation caused in the stomach. It improves the flow of digestive juices, thereby improving the digestive systems.

Insomnia: A simple glass of grapefruit juice, if drunk before going to bed, can promote healthy and sweet sleep and thus, alleviates insomnia.

Diabetes: A diabetic patient can safely eat a grapefruit. The consumption of this fruit can reduce the starches from the body. If a patient is diabetic, intake of grapefruit can facilitate you to fight with this health issue.

Constipation: A glass full of fresh squeezed grapefruit in the morning is the best remedy to control the constipation. They result best in stimulating the colon and other parts of the body.

Flatulence: 10 to 20 drops of grapefruit seeds in the juice, taken before the meals and three times a day, work as an appropriate pro-biotic and digestive enzyme.


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both fruits are from the citrus family, which explain the similarities of some of it's benefits and properties. i've always believed that going natural and taking care of your diet is more beneficial as compared to stuffing yourself with synthetic pills. so ladies, please throw away those pills that claim to assist you on weight loss and go natural!

i get my stock of pomelos from GIANT Supermarket cos it's VERY cheap.. and my favourite Grapefruit juice is the sunkist one. it's Orange and Pink Grapefruit. do try it and share with me your experience ya.

if you'd like to find out more about fat fighting food, perhaps you might want to take a look at THIS! ;)

selamat mencuba!! =)

Friday, January 21, 2011

the blissful King and Queen

the princess met her prince charming.



they fell madly in love.



he proposed and they got married.



now they are KING and QUEEN.

a fairytale it has been.

i'm blissfully married & loving it.

alhamdulillah. =)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

about a fabulous 2011 so far!

ok. it's been over 2 weeks since my last entry. i know i owe my readers a full rundown/review of my wedding. it's on the way ok.

meanwhile, i'm randomly blogging about what i would like to achieve in 2011. it's been an interesting adaptation process with the husband and all. marriage is definitely not an easy thing to upkeep, but i'm loving every moment for now. alhamdulillah.

2011 started out fabulous. i got an amazing partner. i made new friends who inspire me (*points at syaheeda & salmah*). work has been kind to me. family relations have never been better. all's good so far. alhamdulillah.

BUT!

i think i've put on weight. yes. the husband LOVES eating. he can eat and eat and eat and eat. as for me, i've got a love-hate relationship with food. in 2006, i was almost 90kg. that was the peak for me and i NEVER want to go back there. i think i've been complacent in taking care of my body. therefore, one of the goals that i wish to achieve in 2011, is to have a healthy BMI. it's not about being skinny cos i know there is no way on earth i can be a size 0, so, let's aim for a size 8 or 10 for now. fyi, i'm in between a size 12 & 14. which is normal if i live in the states, but since this is singapore and everyone i know is so tiny, let's aim at that. i need to get back on track on the dieting & exercise. i need to inspire myself all over again.

i'm sure that some of us will say that inspiration might be hard to find but it is all around us. sometimes, all we need in life is a boost.. or something to keep us on the right track, or something to keep us inspired. those times would be the times where these effective ways of inspiring ourselves will actually help us. these will help us in doing whatever it is we want to do in our lives. as for me, i try to find inspiration from reading motivational books, watching inspirational movies or videos and even from people i know who are inspirational in their own ways.

inspiration keeps you focused and happy. when we are happy with ourselves, the things we are doing and our environment, only then can we be productive and achiever greater things in life. therefore, i would also like to continue inspiring people around me. life is too short for regrets, contemplation and what ifs. i want to be happy and so should you.

it's alright to be different, quirky and random.





2011 will be FABULOUS! cos Hisham and I said so! =)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

the day i signed my life to hisham

alhamdulillah... i'm MARRIED!!!

a new year.. a new beginning for me and my family.

hisham and i were solemnised today, 1.1.11 at 11am by Ustaz Salim Jasman. it was such an unexplainable flow of emotions that ended perfectly with Hisham saying the akad with just one breath.

i will indeed update more pictures soon!

my heartfelt thank you to my family members, excellent service providers, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, VIPS and everyone who came together to celebrate my special day! i am indeed very touched by the effort put in by everyone to make my wedding day such a memorable one.

and a special shout out to the AMAZING SYAHEEDA for this pretty new layout and also for being my main wedding co-ordinator, alongside Salmah & Saleha.. you girls are awesome!!! my wedding was a fairytale because of you girls!! =))

another day awaits tomorrow at Hisham's side.. so, i shall get some beauty sleep now and will come back next week for an update!

thank you again for your kind well wishes & support!!

my family and i truly appreciates it. =)

i still can't believe i'm married! heeee..

but, yeay! *smiles*

XOXO
Mrs. Hisham.