Taking the Plunge.

I wonder whether I am being crazy in my attempt to be a maniac juggler. Undertaking a Masters program with 2 very young boys that requires my attention whilst assuming other roles and responsibilities in the community.

Will it all be worthwhile?

Much appreciation to you Oh Lord! For giving me the brain and brawn to be where I am today. And I seek not for a lighter load on my shoulders, but for a stronger body.

It is beyond our mental and physical capacity actually to even be where we are right now; if it is not due to His will. Yup, I believe that if He puts you to it, insyaAllah, He will put through it!

To the hustle!

Life is Awesome!

Of Dust and Cobwebs

Let me take a deep breath in and soak in the moment for a while…

I, Lyemoon, is finally back; typing an entry after 4 years.

It is now Mar 2017.

And what have I been up to?

First of all, I am married. To the last person I expected to marry. Seriously.

We were sort of facilitated by our Murabbis and things got fuzzy afterwards. Next thing I knew, I am married to the most patient being ever, with 2 boys in tow!

We got a humble house to ourselves. Still learning new things everyday and got even busier than before. Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli hal.

Right now, I am pursuing my postgraduate studies. MSc in Blablabla. Wish me luck, yeah?!

I miss writing. And I hope I get to pick up where I have left. A part of me is in this blog. I spent this morning scrolling through the forgotten entries of this blog. Some read ridiculous but it made me smile and laugh at my immature self. Some I decided to privatise it as it no longer reflects my belief at the moment. And some I had to delete it as it no longer serve any purpose.

Life is indeed full of surprises. But, definitely awesome!

Life is Awesome!

 

Of Sincerity & Piety.

The journey in life is nothing but towards a known destination that we shall all one day return to our Creator.

And with each step, we seek to better ourselves. To be people of values. To be people of worth. To be people of benefit to the society.

Until we realise that there is more to life in this Dunya, the world will not heal from this horrible ailment of greed, lust and power struggle.

Of late, I cannot help but be sick over the buffet spread of bloodshed and massacres of innocent lives over the news. To my brothers and sisters in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar and all whom are oppressed, may Allah grant you continued will to fight in the name of justice, freedom and Islam. You are all very close and dear in my heart, insyaAllah.

And what can be worse? The silence of those who are in power to intervene…  And the ignorance of the rest of the world.

Why this erosion of sincerity and piety in us?

And the bias media culture certainly taints the already ugly portrait .

The world can be a better place. If only we put in a little bit of effort to care for each other. To make know. To smile.

Life can still be awesome, if we want to.

Comfort.

Kaili's. Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia. July, 2013.

Kaili’s. Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia. July 2013.

I seek comfort in travelling to Fremantle. Love the city. And almost without fail, Kaili’s would be like a personal tradition to give this self a treat. Enjoying seafood by the harbour, watching the seagulls and enjoying the cool breeze… Ouh. I miss that already.

I cannot help but feel a little bit emotional and wonder if I would ever get to do such travels out of random once I get married…

 

Life is Awesome!

Perspective.

The Eiffel Tower.

La Tour Eiffel. Champ de Mars, Paris, France. May 2013.

The Eiffel Tower.

The iron lattice tower that once held the title of World’s Tallest Man-made Structure for 41 years. It was almost surreal that I was there in Paris, in front of -THE- Eiffel Tower. Too much grandeur to handle.

I reflect upon my life and could not help but be in so much gratitude to Him for all the wonderful opportunities in life and how easy He has unfolded my life to be. All praises due to the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth.

Someone mentioned how I am the most ‘murah rezeki’ person she has ever met – loosely translated to ‘the luckiest’.

I guess it is not about being ‘murah rezeki’ or ‘lucky’ – but because I have learnt throughout the years to simply be grateful for all the little blessings that Allah has bestowed upon me and really learn to appreciate each one of them. And then when you want something in life, have full faith that He will grant it for you.

Paulo Coelho mentioned in The Alchemist; “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” As a Muslim, if you have good intentions, I have always believed so.

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.

Qur’an 2:186

So my dear friend, take a step back in life, and start to view things from another perspective. You might just be able to hold the Eiffel Tower with your index finger and thumb 😉

Life is Awesome!

 

 

Withdrawal Syndrome.

I miss the beautiful Eiffel Tower.

I miss the charming town of Manchester.

I miss the people of Liverpool.

I miss the culture-rich city of Oxford.

I miss the breeze of river Thames of London.

 

Life is Awesome!

The World is a Book…..

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Conqueror. Low’s Peak. Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. January. 2013.

And those who do not
TRAVEL
read only a page.

Life is Awesome!

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