Happy 1st blog

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When I was in my 2nd grade in primary level, with an age of 7, I can still clearly remember that I always have this cute little notebook and pen. If you are thinking, yes it’s a Diary! Do you have also when you were still a kid? πŸ™‚

At night, before heading to bed, I’m stuck first on my study table. I won’t miss a night without sharing even just a single sentence on my diary. I can still remember my format, the color and brand of the lil notebooks and pens I used. It was already my hobby to write and share my thoughts since I was a kid, that is why I am now in blog. I was also able to joined our school paper team to write and share my thoughts during my primary level. I think I just stopped having this diary when I was in my 4th or 5th grade because that’s the time when PSP and Mp3 to Mp5 gadgets got so viral for our age.

When I reached my 4th year in Secondary level, I am wondering about blog. What is blog? How to become a blogger? How to do this and that? Until I reached my 1st year in Tertiary level, I was able to meet a lot of bloggers and that’s the time when I already enter the world of blog.

2nd year in Tertiary level came, a requirement to one of our minor subjects is to make our own blog, and good thing I was able to start my own maybe 4-5 months ago.

And now! It’s been a year of intermittent blogging. It’s not easy to become a student-blogger. But, because of the will of wanting to share, I’ll continue what I’ve started. I was also planning before to change my site, buy my own domain and templates for my blog, but I was also thinking that I am not that really active so I should have to control myself in spending money for my blog. Besides, I am still a student. A student with a blogger heart. Also, I think I already posted good contents in here, because I was not expecting that I can gained big hits although I only have a total of 16 posts out of one year. I have so many drafts in here but I was not able to finish it all. lol. I am so happy seeing visitors not just in my country which is the Philippines but also around the world. Thank you everyone for your support and for the time of reading my effortless posts. I feel sorry for being so lazy blogger, I just can’t focus so much in here because school is always my number one priority. But one thing for sure, I’ll promise that I won’t close this page, I’m still gonna share things if I have my vacant time. I love you all. Cheers for many more years to come! In shaa Allah πŸ’–πŸ˜Šβ€

Personal: My two girl crushes living from other countries

Let me share you this one personal thing that most people don’t know about me is that, I get more attractive with girls than boys. No! I’m not lesbian. I am 100.1% human lady. Way back to childhood days, some would ask me, “Who is your crush?” and I will answer, “I don’t have any” then they would reply, “Oh! You’re not a normal person”. This thought of everybody got me pissed off. So it popped on my mind to pick randomly among the boys I knew to be my “for joke crush” thing. Yep I did that! I picked so many boys just let people think that I am a normal person. But deep inside, I was thinking, whatever I do, I don’t feel anything with this boy. Hahahaha

For 18 years of existence, I will never forget that I have only two crushes from boys section. It’s a serious crush. It’s true. I mean, it is not for other people’s purpose but really my heart choose it. Hahahaha! Yes seriously, only two and I should say that these two boys are so lucky because I only get my crush after how many decades. lol Nope they are not Artists nor Koreans. They are just ordinary people like me, living in a simple life. First one is way back when I was still in 5th grade and followed by when I was in my 2nd year in High school. If I will include an artist, I will surely put Enrique Gil, the only artist or one of the famous who pinched my heart since before πŸ˜‰

People would think, I easily get attractive with boys. But nah! Girls can catch my eyes more than boys. I’m not the girl that you’ve known for how many times who would easily get smile, blush, will punch or slap her friends if she saw a handsome man crossing the street. No! I’m not like that. Just like what I’ve said, it will take decades before I will get attractive to a boy.

I really don’t know what I am looking for a boy, but if I am going to generalized it, Brain over handsomeness. Being handsome will just be a bonus for me but intelligence will never fade and that’s the main reason that I will surely like a person.

So let us proceed to the topic that we should really put our focus. So here! I have so many girl crushes around the world. It all started when I made my first ever Instagram account way back 5th of April 2013. But among those crushes, only two beautiful Muslimah’s coming from different world simply would define as my forever girl crushes and I never get disappointed to them.

1. Amila Bahor | @a.bahor

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Before anything else, I would like to thank you my dear hun for allowing me to post some of your pictures but I promise her to only post those photos which hides her beautiful face to avoid temptation.

She is Amila Bahor from Europe. She has this perfect and angelic looks. I love her IG feed. Her ootd’s are so heart (she is so stylish yet covering her pearls are still there). If you observed, my pictures now were almost hiding my face and she’s one of the reason of that. One day, we talked and she sent me a picture, showing her whole beautiful face. And the only thing that my lips said is, “Ma shaa Allah, so beautiful”. I am the only one who received that picture, Alhamdulilah she trusts me. “I don’t usually post picture that shows my face, I want to avoid evil eyes”, she said. Ma shaa Allah! This lady is not just physically beautiful but also, she has a beautiful heart and soul. Thank you dear for reminding us everyday to do good deeds in your Instagram’s feed and story. Indeed, you are inspiration to the whole world. Also, your friends are all so beautiful. Truly, a Deen squad! Can’t deny the fact that there’s no single day that I won’t visit your feed. Hope to see you in the near future. If only I have the chance to visit Europe, I will surely look for you. Love you hun! ❀

2. Indah Nada Puspita | @indahnadapuspita

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Yaz! Know her, right? The famous Nada coming from Indonesia. Correct me if I am wrong. I don’t really know her exact address cause she is always traveling everywhere. Hihi, such a goal my babe Nada. And I envy you for that. One of the reasons why I really like her is that fashion is her passion. A lot of people knew that I am engaged into fashion, and Nada as well. I think we are both into fashion not just for the sake of likes, favorites, comments, shares, retweets but because this is what our hearts want to flaunt and ventilate. We are not showing off ourselves in order for us to be famous or to get compliments from other people but we know in ourselves that, this is us, this is our style, our way of living our lives and expressing who we are. So last year, she visited my beloved country which is the Philippines. And I am so sad to tell you that I was not able to meet her. I really dream that one day I’ll see you in person. I am inspired since I started to follow you on your Instagram account and that was in the year of 2014, during my 4th year High school days. And until now, I will always be your number 1 fan. This year, you visited my country again, but still I had no chance to meet you since school is my number one priority. But I will always be positive to what have you said that, “Soon, we will see each other”. I am still happy that I was able to talk with you. Such a big opportunity for a die hard fan like me to talk with this beautiful and lovely person. Love you Nada! See you in the future at Indonesia with love ❀ And advance happy wedding to you and your future husband! yiee sparks everywhere!

Assalamu Alaykum to all. Sending hugs and kisses to you my hun Amila and babe Nada πŸ™‚

Love,

@princessofthetown

41st: MA, YOU ARE PERFECT FOR ME

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I grew up not celebrating birthdays in the family because they told and taught me that this is prohibited in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (SAW) didn’t include celebrating of birthdays on his practice. Also, ALLAH (SWT) didn’t ask us to do this things. But this time, I’d like to make my Mom’s special day as an opportunity to thank her for everything.

Ma, I know I’m not that showy type of person, but I promise, I have so many things that I want to express to you. ALLAH KNOWS THAT MA.

I am very thankful that you became my Mother for 18 years and for forever. Thank you for everything that you have done for me.

From the time you are still carrying me inside your tummy. From the time you released me in your tummy. From the time you always check me in the hospital after a week/s of giving birth because your princess is a weak baby and I need to stay inside the incubator to survive and be protected. From the time you stand as a Father and Mother in every day of life. From the time you are feeding me. From the time you are changing my clothes. From the time you are sending me to school. From the time you are waking up in the middle of the night just to help me in taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor because I am always admitted in the hospital. From the time you are working so hard to gain money for me to study in a private school and pursue our dreams. From the time you are making everything just to give me my needs and also my wants. From the time you are always reminding me to study so hard for Arabic and English (what we meant here, English is the study to gain degree and profession and the Arabic is for religious aspects). From the time you always remind me about ALLAH, ISLAM AND GOOD DEEDS. From the time you are worried because I have a Boyfriend (Aha, yes! Sometimes I feel like, you don’t want me to have boyfriend for now, but I also feel sometimes that you are teasing me to that person lol). From the time you are worried because I am taking up my course in a far city (but Ma, I am the kindest daughter eva, lol but seriously).

I know these are all just few or simple words to describe all of your sacrifices and for the rest that I haven’t mentioned yet, but you really gave a huge impact to make my life sooo beautiful and made me the person I am today. We know the past and we cannot change that, but one thing for sure, you are the person I met who is so strong and brave. I know I cannot pay everything that you have done for me from the very beginning. But I am always doing my best of everything just to make you very proud in the near future for the things that I have reached (IN SHAA ALLAH). MA, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! And I always miss you, and home. You are always in my du’a, the number one in my du’a. Thank you so much for everything. I am the most blessed person eva because I have the best Mom at the top of the world. Alhamdullilah! ☺

Love,
Bai

If it is in ALLAH’s plan, it will happen

 

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I don’t really post that much when it comes to selfies, everything about my posts should be Instagrammable, but this one is worth to post since I consider it as the Best selfie ever I had in my whole entire life. Yes really, though I am still taking up my premed course but this shot makes me more inspired to achieve my goals in life. I know that my premed course is too difficult (maybe I do not belong to the great minds level of people, average mind feels) and my expectations when I was in High school was too far from what’s happening now. There are also times were I cried so much, thinking a lot of things. Like, “How can I reach my goals?”, “I think I cannot do this anymore.”, “I think this is not really for me.” and so on and so forth. All of these thoughts were the cause of my one major subject that leads me to depression. But my boyfriend alwaysΒ lift me up and there is one time that he said this passage to me:

“You know what, you areΒ still a blessed person despiteΒ of those you have encountered in your past life. I know that your past is so bad to hear but why are you going to say that you cannot do it anymore? You survived with the worst past, you can now smile and feels like you didn’t experience the worst. So do you think you cannot also survive for your future? Definitely, you can’t. You cannot survived when you do not put your best or efforts. There are a lot of people who wishes to be you. You are able to study in that kind of University and taking up the course which is the preparatory for your greatest dream. While me? I am just a scholar here in other country. Β I am waiting for the support of the government here and sometimes there is a conflict, they cannot provide our needs. I think this is more difficult than yours. At least, in your situation, your family is always there to support you in every aspects.Β Whenever you feel home sick, you can go home and travel for just 5 hours. While me? I am so far from my Family.Β Whenever I am sick, there’s no one who is beside me. Yes, we have also the same situation. But at least, you and your family are just with the same country and the same time. While me and my family? We can only talk sometimes, because when they are sleeping, I am about to wake up. Aside from that, we need also to pass in every of our subjects and do not fail or else we can leave this University and go back to Philippines. And I know we just have the same thing with this. WE NEED TO SURVIVE.Β Remember, Life is like a mountain, you cannot easily reach the top. You must climb so hard and sometimes you fail but that’s not a hindrance for you to give up. Do not waste the opportunity that you canΒ climb again with a new strategy.Β Let us relate it with our studies, we cannot easily reach our dreams, we have to work hard first. Sometimes we fail but that’s not a valid reason to quit easily. Remember also your Mother, who is always there ever since for you. Those times that she is at risks for you and your future. Also, the expectations of the people on you. Do not let them be disappointed. And lastly, as your future husband, I want people to say, “EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS THE WORST PAST IN HER LIFE, SHE BECAME A DOCTOR”. AND EVEN IF I DIE EARLY, PLEASE CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE OUR DREAMS, THAT WILL MAKE ME THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.” -Morshed Pompong

This really made me teary-eyed. He always says those lines that were highlighted. When I feel so down, I look up on our conversation in order for me to get inspired. And the picture above wants to portray as, “IF IT IS IN ALLAH’s PLAN, IT WILL HILL HAPPEN”.
If you feel down, I hope you will put yourself in the passage. πŸ™‚

Building your feed

Are you one of those Instagrammers who also wishes to have a cool feed just like those feed goals that you can see?

Well, I am not your own kind of feed goals but I am one of those people who is trying to have a good feed.
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Β I was also belong to the so called “Messy feed” before. Yes, really. I started to join Instagram way back April 5, 2013 and that was summer time. I really love Photography, it makes me happy every time I capture things. After that, editing it makes me excited for the outcome. There was a time last August 2015, where I decided to build my own kind of feed. I delete my almost 1K pictures on my Instagram account. At first it makes me think, these are all remembrance but then I still want to have a cool feed and my pictures before were taken without hijab and that’s a good thing since I am now wearing my hijab and I feel so shy to show my self without my hijab. I choose to have a white feed since it is defined as clean.
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So let me share youΒ my 5 tips. I hope it will help you.
  • First,Β as stated at the top, I love Photography. Every time I found something but it is not good for my feed, okay i’ll take a click, BUT I will not post it to my IG account. It will be posted in my Facebook, Snapchat or twitter. Choose something which is Instagrammable or something that would fit to your chosen kind of feed.
  • Second,Β choose only one theme. When you are in black, only black. When you are in white, then stay only with white. When you are in pastels, then pastel shades only. Do not let your feed be combined with other colors or hue. That’s not a feed builder anymore.
  • Third, when you capture something, always remember the lightning so that when you edit your picture, the outcome is better. Don’t forget theΒ angle, it can also addΒ points to your feed.
  • Fourth, stay only with one editing app and one filter. Why? This is uniformity from the very top to bottom of your feed and this will lead you to feed goals.
  • Lastly,Β for those who choose white feed, the exposure is important, it should not be over-lightning, the picture will not be appreciated anymore. Instead of putting the exposure into 4 to 6, adjust the contrast into 1 to 3 only (it depends upon the picture’s lightning). The contrast can help also to adjust the picture if it looks like faded. Just adjust it into 1 to 3 only.

Those are my tips. I know some of you can do the first to thirdΒ tips. While only few can follow the fourth and last one. I hope it will help you. If it does not, then I hope you learned something.

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Sign of aging

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With an age of 17, I have to deal with eye problems. Way back when I was in my less than 15 years of age, wearing eyeglasses for me is a sign of being genius.Β I have my first eye check up last 28th of June 2016 since I observed something wrong in my vision, it seems like blurry. It was so heart aching knowing the fact that I badly needed to wear graded eyeglasses. I have a positive .75 in my right eye and it is also astigmatismΒ whileΒ negative .75 in my left eye and it also farsighted. I don’t know what to do that time. I never told it to my Mom that I am now having my eye check up. The Doctor said, if I am not going to use eyeglasses, I will surely come back again and again and the grades of the lens will increase more. So, I was encouraged that time, I stand up and choose my own frame. I don’t know why I choose this kind of frame or the design, maybe I was struggling because of the results that I heard. Now, I am using my eyeglasses but not almost of the time then I realized that, not all people who wears eyeglasses are genius because I am not even genius. Hahahaha. I belong to the average mind peopleΒ πŸ˜‰