Friday, May 29, 2009

Love is a verb, so do it!

Habis baca artikel Ketika Cinta Terurai Menjadi Perbuatan dari grup Muslimah. Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah Allah masih mengingatkan. Jadi ingat quote yg gw dapet bertahun2 yang lalu, bahkan mungkin sebelum nikah. Walaupun sudah lupa, dari mana sumbernya. Love is a verb, so don't try to find love, but do love someone/something. Love is a verb, so love can not disappear, you just have to learn to love more Love is a verb, so most of the time if you love someone/something, it's because you do something that make you love it, not because love fall from the sky. Jadi gw bingung kalo tiba2 orang yg sudah bersuami/istri bilang bisa jatuh cinta, sama orang lain. Apalagi kalau sampai bilang karena dia sudah nggak cinta lagi sama suami/istrinya. Ngapain ajaaaa.... Kalau kita sudah berkomitmen, ya do the work dong. Kalau terasa 'percik2' nya sudah hilang, ya try to love him/her as a whole person, find his/her best that make us decided to marry him/her. Kalaupun terasa ada percik2 dari org lain yg terasa sebagai cinta, dengarkan hati nurani: do you really love it/him/her? Jangan2 itu cuma nafsu, ambisi atau bisikan setan. Kalaupun (keliatannya) memang cinta, ingat juga konsekuensi yg menyertainya, termasuk mungkin menyakiti hati orang yg mencintai kita. Rasulullah memang pernah dan bisa beristri lebih dari satu. But he did his homework. He's a special person with a special gift. And he learn to did it hard way with all the best quality that he had. Seperberapa kualitas kita dibanding Rasulullah? Jadi kalau kita berani membandingkan diri kita dengannya, berani juga nggak dengan konsekuensinya. Dan lagi, mestinya ngga ada cinta yang lebih besar di hati kita selain cinta pada Allah SWT Yang Maha Pengasih dan Maha Penyayang. Sudahkah kita? *just to remind my self about my priority (copy from my fb note)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Unacceptable

Is this the 'right' way to treat a human being? I believe, from any point of view it's just defined as unacceptable. Very wrong but nobody says anything... Weird and ironic. Don't know what I'm talking about? Read THIS

Monday, May 11, 2009

Birthday boys and busy mum :)

Yes, my boys' birthdays are only separated by one day (Farhan on 26th and Arif on 27th). It's good if you can make one birthday party for them. But because somehow they are different person and have a different personality too, sometimes it's only make my life went crazy :) Like this year, we had decided that no birthday party, we only buy presents that they really want and I would send cakes to Arif's class on Monday. But you know, children change their mind a lot. So practically we have two unplanned celebration: one with my Quran Study group (since Alfa kindly made the Spongebob Cake for the boys), one with the kids from next door (since we planned to slide on Sunday and thought it would be fun to ask them too); and two other planned 'party' in school on Monday. I didn't realize how crazy it could be until I baked 3 pans of cake, decorated it on Sunday and Monday morning (and realize I didn't have anything to prettify the cake besides cream cheese and limited amount of icing sugar, and no food coloring or else besides sprinkles :0 waaaak! No store open in Trinidad on Sunday, especially on 4 pm!!!!). Send the cakes to Farhan's class in the morning, went back home to decorate the other cake and went back to school to send the cake to Arif's class and set up the table. I ended the day by starring on piles of pans, bowl and other baking equipment in my kitchen. What a perfect day! It's a real challenge for me (especially with homework of 2 paintings from Hemali's class and 1 block of quilt from Cherri's class in my hand), but you know what, I enjoyed it somehow. The challenge of juggling between the tasks is really fun! Especially when the boys came back home and said: that's the best cake I've ever had and my friends really like it!!! Thank you mum! It's really worth to do :) Then I really grateful to Allah for everything I have today. And I can answer the question of why didn't I have them both born on the same day :p
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before I forgot

This is the story of my little boy, when he got five stitches on his lip. Lot of thoughts came when it happened, include the question why could it be so hard to find someone who can do it to 5 years old child. It ended with decision that next time I have to bring my own needle and thread although I'm not really sure I'll be strong enough to do it to my own child :(
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Never Forget

Take That, 2007 *what an old lady I am :)

Another activity to get the most of my stay :)

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I found a great teacher in pottery: Adam Williams, thanks to Holly. And I became his student for a while. It's fun, especially when he let us work as crazy as we can :) And the wheel, it's scary but I begin to like it. Adam is a great teacher, always encouraging and open minded. He made each session exciting, although we always exhausted every time the class is over :) And I have to mention that Adam is a very kind and sweet person. One day I had to bring Arif with me, after I asked Adam of course. And you know what, Arif ended up doing pottery as well with us. Adam kindly provided the glaze and the clay and everything, for free :) Arif really enjoyed it and he proudly told his brother that he was doing pottery with mummy. Actually there are times that feels like I'm in my first year on dental school, with plaster of paris, carving etc, but with more fun teacher. Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Fun Art Class

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Pfffuuhh...what a week, with the flu, etc. I should apologize because I'm sooo late in posting this. As I mentioned here, I join this art group with Hemali as the teacher. And sadly last week is our last class, since she's moving to Alaska, Flora's moving to Spain and Holly's going back and forth from States. So, last moment should be well recorded, right? Especially when you have a really great time together. We finished our Trini's style street scene, actually it's a Trini's house painting. Everyone have gorgeous painting, and sweet souvenir to be brought back home. Flora with her clean and precise painting of gingerbread house (like always she has the cleanest space among us), Chris also has the same house but with her fun, enjoyable style of working (it's really inspiring to see her doing her work in such a easy breezy way :) which turned out to be a great painting) and Ann with her neat, sharp and bright St James' house (I can see where Lena get her intelligence). And the most important is we're happy :). I'm thinking about Holly's painting, and I remember her bright and bold fisherman boat, also the colorful leaves from Trini. I should ask her about that. A week before, Hemali made her special last class' breakfast *unfortunately I forgot to take pictures. With her banana bread, cheese pie and...special award for everyone! What a lovely surprise :) It is impressive how precise she notice every single strength of each student. I would never be able to find a teacher like her. No bad words, at all; only encouraging words. Even when we've tired of our own painting and nearly desperate, she could always find a bright side and made us continue the work. So special thanks and appreciation for lovely Hemali, who had showed me the fun side of painting/drawing and make me start to learn appreciating art more than before. I'll post the result later and for now enjoy the class scene (some of the photos remind me of my early years in school :)) *I wrote this blog to learn English, so please correct me if I'm wrongly write something :p