Mosque Meets Sky. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon


That point where the arch of the mosque’s minaret “touches” the horizon.

That day when the sky and the clouds seem to be having an adventure of their own.

That time when you just have to say, “SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah). Thank you God for creating such a beautiful world.

Taken just before dusk, with my Samsung Galaxy Note 1. (Mosque: Masjid Alkaff Kampung Melayu)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Green is My Hue. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

green is my hue

I went to East Coast Park with one of my girlfriends today and we stumbled upon this spot and totally loved it.¬†The tree branch was hanging and it was the perfect spot to sit and relax on it. I didn’t mean to wear green and be matchy-matchy with nature today, but I am loving the shades of green in this photo. Bright green, blue green, brownish green… Seeing all this green in this photo makes me feel peaceful and relaxed surrounded by nature, being at the beach… A timely reminder for me to relax and take a breather in the midst of the craziness of everything that’s going on. Alhamdulillah. ūüôā

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

For breakfast this week I had some time to make scrambled eggs as well as an apple kiwi ginger smoothie (because I’m having a cold and nothing like ginger to zest up your health!). As usual this is one of my cats, Kak Long (which means elder sister in Malay, named so because she’s the eldest of her siblings) being a busybody with my food. Kak Long is the most playful one in the bunch, always hungry no matter how much she eats!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Why I Wear What I Wear


My hijab signifies me as a Muslim woman, as well as covering other parts of my body leaving the hands, feet and face uncovered. Besides that, Islam does not have any auspicious colour that we should avoid wearing.

So for me, I love a mixture of bright colours, prints and textures. My style is pretty practical, I go for comfort but at the same time colourful. I’m not fussy, jeans, skirt and maxi dresses go well with me anytime. Except that I’m a bit more formal¬†at work and¬†don’t wear jeans to work unless it’s dress-down Friday. Also at work (and many times after)¬†I am¬†usually in my glasses; unless I am in the mood for contact lenses. I think these stylish nerd glasses add character, no? And they reflect the writer in me…

On days I have to dress-up extra to go to festive events (top right, top left and second from top left), I usually wear the traditional Malay dress, consisting of a top and skirt (except for the blue and pink dress which is actually a kaftan and an inner).

I sometimes colour block my shawls to my outfits, like the bottom right and second from bottom right outfit. Otherwise, I just match them according to complementary colours in my outfits. My style reflects the way I am; confident and colourful (which I like to think so!).

In future years, I see my style similarly colourful but hopefully more chic and sophisticated. We’ll see how my dress sense will evolve over the next couple of years!

Inspired by Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)Man

The Man with the Humongous Water Tank

The Man with the Thirty Litres Water Tank

Mount Kinabalu: During my descent from Laban Rata to the base point Timpohon Gate, we came across this man carrying a humongous water tank making his way up to the rest house. The water tank was the main source for all water facilities at Laban Rata due to the lack of natural water points at the area. The warm cup of tea I was able to enjoy while overlooking the scenic views would not have been possible if not for this man and his equally humongous determination.

mardmood: This¬†post is part of the series ‚ÄúMy Kinabalu Story‚ÄĚ based on my expedition to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia on 26th September to 1st October 2012. For more chapters go to ‘Kinabalu Khronicles’ in the Categories section.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Tucked behind the Filipino market in Kota Kinabalu Central, Sabah, and just beside the night market cum food bazaar lies a mosque by the name of “Masjid Al-Aman”. Had my friend and I not ventured walking inside this bazaar instead of walking by the normal route, we would not have discovered this gem right here. For Muslims, amongst the business of life, it is calming to go inside and have some personal time with God.

mardmood: This¬†post is also¬†part of the series ‚ÄúMy Kinabalu Story‚ÄĚ based on my expedition to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia on 26th September to 1st October 2012. For more chapters go to ‘Kinabalu Khronicles’ in the Categories section.