Sunday, August 31, 2014

Birthday surprises

Oh my goodness!

I wish I could tell you how lazy I am to write a single post lately. Not to mention, my draft is getting thicker. I would write something up and then leave it in the draft for days! I swear I've tried the best that I could to share stories and post it but my laziness outweigh everything.

Anyway, I'm glad I have time to write something today.
I'm posting this while having a cup of hot green tea.

Anyway, last few days was my 22nd birthday. I still can't believe that I'm twenty-two now. Alhamdulillah. This year's birthday felt a bit different than previous years. Hmm. I have never had a lot of surprises on my birthday as much as I did this year. Which is another thing to be grateful for. Alhamdulillah. I've received birthday surprises from my best friends, family and siblings, and friends. To be honest, for me it was the best birthday ever! I wish I could redo it.

What I did on my birthday was just spending my time alone at home. The word alone makes me sound like a boring person but I was happy. Decorating is a hobby to me, so, I bought a few things to decorate my room and I had so much fun doing it.

Birthday, to me, is just another reminder that we are getting closer to death. I pray that may Allah help me to better myself from day to day. It frightens me sometimes to think of how much good deeds have I done in this world. Is it enough? Will it help me to get into Jannah and on The Day of Judgement? I wonder how much effort have I put to keep myself steadfast on the righteous path. It's scary to think of all these.

Nevertheless, I am thankful to Allah for allowing me to wake up this morning and giving me another chance to try to change myself for the better. I pray that may the syahadah be our last word in this world. Amin.

I wish I had more time to write about the birthday surprises. But surely, this year's birthday was the best I've ever had in my life. Alhamdulillah. I ask Allah to grant each and one of them who have made me the happiest person on earth a place in Jannah Al-Firdaus (the highest place in Jannah). Amin.

Until then.
Have a lovely day!

Ieka Ahmad.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aidilfitri 1435H

My eid this year was a bit different than the last two years. I've celebrated mine in Malaysia! It was a blessing indeed and I was so happy to have had a chance to celebrate it with my family. Alhamdulillah. My theme this year was black and white. Well, it wasn't the same as the rest of my family members. I'd say it was unexpected. But the best part is that I've shared the same theme with my best friend!

For my dress, I bought the top and skirt from The Poplook. It was beautiful and the material was my favourite! I went back to Australia five days after the first day of eid. To be honest, I think the eid celebration overseas is far more lively than it was back home. In fact, we have a few more open houses to go and in total about ten open houses this month! I could've fainted because of the food. I've been eating a lot and need to start exercising now. Sigh.

Anyway, I'd like to wish you all Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir dan Batin!