✿Tears all dried up✿
Have you ever wanted to cry so badly
Just to let all the feels out
And all you get is a teary eye
Not even a little rolling down your cheeks
I mean I used to be a big crier
Let’s just say I can be that emotional
But recently I haven’t been able to cry
Like I want to cry but I can’t cry
That makes sense?
And just when I thought, oh I wonder why I can’t cry
✿That Self-Everything Talk✿
Assalamualaykum and Hi guys! Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is doing well and in the best of health. Jumping right into today’s post, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while now and it’s the whole deal with the self-love, self-confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, self-acceptance and just basically the self-everything issue and I came to the conclusion that what really is affecting us as a whole is not being grateful, thankful or appreciative enough! Well that’s what I personally think.
Now why do I think that? Well the truth is, there are so many people out there who would kill (excuse my language) just to have that body we call fat, or that face we call ugly, or that brain we call dumb, and so on. A lot of people have been born or afflicted with different kinds of disease or disorder or syndrome and the amazing thing is most of them are usually the most happiest and grateful inside out, you can basically see the happiness and joy radiating from their heart/ smile. That is because they have accepted themselves for who they are and what they look like, they know they are a blessing in disguise and they know what they look like can’t stop them from chasing their dreams or being who they were meant to be.
No one on this planet earth was created by mistake, we were all created for a reason and to serve a special purpose whether it be in our life or in someone else’s. Some people are created to teach the world how to be happy, some created to teach the world how to be brave, some to teach the world kindness and some to teach the world how to love. Some are also created to show you that nothing is impossible and others to tell you that you can be anything you wanna be.
✿Six Things I Miss About Malaysia✿
A Repost; Wanted to change the name of the topic, sorry for any inconvenience caused. 🙂
Assalamualaykum and Hi guys! Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is doing well and in the best of health. So sorry it’s been a while guys, I recently just resumed back to Uni and so between preparation for school & settling-in I haven’t been in the best of blogging mood! I always seem to just lost my blogging side whenever I resume back to school, I wonder why? but Alhamdulillah I’m Back!!! Had to push myself to complete this post, I guess that’s the one way I can make this work 😉 Unto today’s post…
I studied in Malaysia for about 4 years and I would say that place pretty much grew on me. Malaysia is such a beautiful country with cultural diversity. The country’s major population is made up of Indians, Chinese, and Malay and then others. My only regret would be I wish I had explored more, and enjoyed my stay over there to the fullest, though I did have so much fun and visited places but there were still so many other beautiful places I would have loved to visit which I procrastinated to the very last and ended up not visiting at all 😦 But all the same I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to be there. Alhamdulillah (All praise is due to Allah).
So what are the six things I really miss about Malaysia. Let’s see 🙂
✿The foooooood OMG guys, yes I miss Malaysian food so much. Malaysia has so many variety of dishes. I remember when I first got to the country and once ordered rice and stew as that’s one of the major food we Nigerians love, & there was sugar in the stew!!! I had been told they normally put sugar in their food but never knew it was that much. Well I definitely couldn’t eat it. But as time went on I guess with having Malaysian friends around I was able to know the right type of dish to eat and the ones to avoid. But in the end you pretty much get used to the sugar in it and can’t even taste the difference. To list a few of the Malaysia dishes; click on the images below for names of the food or place mouse on picture without clicking.
Ayam Goreng Kunyit
Roti canai pisang
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✿Story Time: My Weird Obsessive Nature!✿
Assalamualaykum and Hi guys! Happy Saturday! I hope everyone’s doing great. Today I wanted to share with you guys some stories based on the things I have tried doing in trying to find myself & just basically exploring who I am or should I call it obsessions…lol
Basically, here’s the thing guys, if I like something say I see someone doing something and I really like what that person is doing, it embeds itself in my head. Then the like starts growing into love, then the love starts developing into want, then the want finally develops into obsessed in which there’s no going back. And once I get to this stage it stays there no matter how long until I try it, until I have quenched that obsession, the obsession never stops. In a way I would say it’s good but it can also be bad as well I guess.
Well below are some stories of my obsession which I tried doing.
SKATEBOARDING. Basically anyone who knows me well would remember my obsession with skateboarding. I literally was super obsessed with skateboarding y’all that I just woke up one day and said today is the day! I am buying me a skateboard, I probably couldn’t contain the obsession anymore. So I got up, left my house and decided to go get me one, now your girl doesn’t know how to ride a skateboard y’all, so what was I thinking.
✿The Fuchsia Pink Lace: Iro & Buba Style✿
Assalamualaykum and Hi guys! Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s doing well by God’s grace. Today’s post is all about iro (wrapper) and buba (blouse) which is a Nigerian traditional wear officially worn by the yoruba tribe but now generally worn by almost all tribes in Nigeria. Iro & Buba is mostly styled with a Gele (a headtie) see pic below, but I have worn mine with a hijab. The lace can mostly be found at any market or store where clothes/materials are been sold which is then sewed into any desirable style of one’s choice. Information given is just basically for any of my Non-Nigerian/African readers who wouldn’t really know much about this style of clothing 🙂 That being said tying Iro (wrapper) is like art, it’s somethings you have to tie often inorder to master it at least that’s what I think…This explains why mine ain’t so well tied…haha.
This outfit is basically just what I wore to the last wedding I attended in 2017and just thought I should share it with you guys ❤ Do leave me a comment below and let me know what you guys think. 😉
Hijab: from www.sugarscarf.com, shoes: from www.bananarepublic.com
✿7 Things 2017 Taught Me✿
Assalamualaykum and Hi guys! Happy saturday. I hope everyone’s doing well. Today’s post is basically about things I learnt in 2017. As we all know it’s already a new year and so reflecting back on the year a whole lot happened, some surprising, some disheartening, some life changing etc. It sure was a year filled with love, laughter, happiness, sadness, growth, sickness, health, learning, friendship and so on. But I thank Allah for everything. Unto today’s post…
Not everyone who smiles and laughs with you is truly your friend. You can mostly know who your true friends are when you need them the most but they are nowhere to be found. And the worst part is how much it’s going to hurt because of how dear they were to you. But in the end not all is lost, you learnt a lesson and that’s all that matters and you would be happy that at least now I know and next time such happens, you’ll know what to expect & how to react and you’ll turn out just fine.
Assalamualaykum and hi guys, how’s everyone doing? I know it’s been ages since I last posted which is totally not cool at all. Like I feel really bad for not putting in as much effort as I should into this blogging thing. And to be honest, if I decide to start explaining myself as to why I have been away, well all I would end up doing is just giving excuses that don’t count. Nevertheless, I basically have been away because of university, yes I always give this excuse but this has always been the major top of the list reason.
University in itself is very hard and so all you find yourself doing is just going for lectures and back to the hostel, well coupled with other things like going to the hospital for practice and having clinicals and so on.
So my life basically is always centered around doing this, hence why I never really get much of a chance to blog. Continue reading
Dua Of A Muslimah ❤
Whenever I want to supplicate to Allah, I always found it difficult to figure out exactly what to say or what to pray for, though we all say a normal prayer, but I’ve always believed Dua (prayer) goes beyond that. So one day I decided to just pick up a pen and decided to pour my heart out. Whatever it is going through my mind, whatever it is I want out of life, whatever it is going on in my head, I just had to pour it out into writing and I felt why not just share this with y’all, someone else might be going through the same thing. So guys here’s my out pour of Dua, maybe not all, I believe it still lacks a lot but it’s a step by step, InshaAllah (By Gods Grace)…To start with;
Oh Allah Please …
✿Forgive me all my sins.
✿ Make me a better Muslimah.
✿Grant me a good and kind heart.
✿Protect and guard my heart from harm.
✿Grant me what you know is best for me.
✿Grant me self contentment, self confidence, and self love.
✿Grant me patience and perseverance.
✿Protect me from all the evils of this world.
✿Grant me knowledge that is beneficial.
✿Grant me retentive memory.
My 2k17 Ramadan Story
I remember around this time last year when it was Ramadan (Muslim Fasting period), a lot was actually going on this time in my life, I had just graduated university, signed up for a course abroad, I had to travel here and there, back and forth and so on. Well in the end amidst all that I fell sick during this period which I had say made my Ramadan a little shaky.
Fast forward to this Ramadan, It didn’t start of so well as I was also on a journey and so I said to myself oh yeah, I still got time and all to catch up, I mean it’s a whole month and just in the middle of it, I fell sick again. And I was like oh common what’s happening, not again! and that made me sad. 😦
Ramadan is a time of worship, Ibadah (humbleness, obedience with submission etc) and gaining reward from your Lord through lots of acts of worship and I just had to fall sick! lol But what can I say, Alhamdulillah (Thank Allah), Everything happens for a reason. But what about my Ramadan, how did it end up going? what were my fails? why was I feeling all sad?
People say you gotta change your life around men, you gotta pick yourself up, dust your shoulder, get yourself together, head held up high, standards raised, aim and look forward and so on.
When in actual reality it easier said than done. Yes there are people that know and are aware that they need to change their life, or get their act together, they don’t only know this but they actually want to do so but the truth is most people don’t know how. They don’t know where to start from, they don’t know which exact path they are to take or what exactly they are supposed to do. Sometimes you feel they are not just listening but the fact is they hear you alright and are probably tired of the fact that you keep nagging at them which though can also contribute to why some people don’t change as they dislike people constantly telling them what to do and so on but at the same time some people really are just lost. There’s no one to guide them, or help them out genuinely or give them a supporting hand so they just give up and continue to live the life they’ve always known.