Dear Readers,

Salam & Good day to all... I hope you'll have fun reading and probably collect something useful here. I welcome all comments & commends. Please don't be anonymous. I'd like to know my visitors :)

"La Tahzan, InnaAllaha ma'ana" (Al- Quran: Surah At- Taubah- Verse 40)
Translation: "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us."

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~Edmund Burke~

'It's not what the world holds for you, but what you bring to it' ~Anne of Green Gables~

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Super MOM!

This thought crossed my mind almost everyday. Ever since I can remember my days and when I'm not away from home. It becomes clearer during Ramadhan and somehow this year it became crystal! So, I decided to declare my admiration in writing and make it official & public.

My mother is a SUPERWOMAN!

She doesn't need any superpower or much help to do it. She does all these super things by herself. She hardly complains and she always sings. What a wonderful heart she has!
Her superpowers show the most during Ramadhan. She wakes up at least at 4 in the morning to prepare for 'sahur' and then wakes us all up to have 'sahur' together. Her children are all adults. Adults who, as always, find it difficult to wake up so early in the morning. What more to help her with 'sahur' preparation. All we can do to help is wash dishes afterwards. But, she never complained. Just as long as we wake up and eat, that's enough. Her only worry is that her children will not have enough energy during the day. How can someone be so nice?

During the day, she's busy as usual. Going to the market, prepare for break fast in the evening, taking care of the households. I think life as a housewife is very much routine and can be boring. Even though I dream of becoming a housewife, I don't think I can do it so well. Maybe. I think so.
My mother only became a housewife for about 2 years now. Before this, she worked full time. She was even more super at that time. Juggling time, energy and most importantly, heart between family, home and work. But with her busy schedule, she still got time to listen to all our complaints, whines, worries... and she comforted us. She still managed to cope with our mood swings, 'attitude', stubbornness, etc etc... I cannot imagine where she found all the strength to do it. I don't even know how to describe how powerful my mother is.

Perhaps, all mothers are like my mother. I believe there are a lot of great mothers out there. Perhaps, when I became a mother, I'll be someone like her. I don't know for sure. I hope I do. But for now, I only know one great woman, and The Superwoman is my mother.

I wish all mothers out there the strength and willpower to become a great mother. Someone who is always loved, respected, admired and missed by her children and by everyone around her.

To my mother, The Superwoman, I love you very very much! I really don't know what I'll do without you.

*Hugs & Kisses*

A Mom's Prayer -->

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Happy Ramadhan Mubarak 1429H everyone!

To all muslims, happy fasting! May this Ramadhan be more meaningful than the past years!

Take care y'all!

Dreaming for a Mr. Knightley *wink*

Last weekend, I spent my unproductive 3 days weekend on a movie marathon. So now, I've officially watched all the movies that were based on Jane Austen's novel. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

I found the storyline are almost the same. Rich handsome guys from a wealthy background, an average looking girl from an average family. Except for in 'Persuasion', but in the end the Frederick Wentworth did become very rich. I found all the males characters in Miss Jane Austen's novels are attractive and irresistable, especially Mr. Knightley who is ever so dreamy.

I enjoyed all the movies very much, but in the end I'm left to wonder about the influence of MONEY in a relationship.

Apparently money has become a great influence in relationships at least from the 19th century. No matter how much we try to avoid it, we still cannot deny it's importance. But I'm not in the mood to discuss about that right now. Just please don't make silly decisions in your relationships when $$$ is in question.

Here I share the photos of leading roles in Jane Austen's novels. Would you agree that they are all so dreamy? Although Gilbert Blythe is still my favourite but I wouldn't mind having a Mr. Knightley in my life :)

Hugh Grant as Edward Ferris in 'Sense & Sensibility'

Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility

Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I'm telling you, this picture didn't do justice to how great he played the Mr. Darcy character.

Matthew MacFadyen as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (2005). Loving the deep voice and the final scene in the early morning fog!

Blake Ritson as Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park. The sweetest face!

Jeremy Northam as Mr. George Knightley in Emma. Most dreamy!

JJ Feild as Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey. Who can resist his cheeky glance?

Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion. Oh my God! The eyes! The serious smile! So sexy! Gagagagaaaaa...

By the way, talking about relationship, here's a romantic post by my friend. I think all couples should do this all the time. Express how you feel :) -->

And, please watch 'Becoming Jane'. It's based on Jane Austen's very own love story... and I love James McAvoy as Thomas Lefroy in that movie. He's great in every movie!

'Jane Austen's greatest love story was her own'... *sob, sob*