Tuesday, March 19, 2013



This, of course, doesn't mean that I am back from my trip. I am leaving tomorrow and I am so anxious about this trip that I need an outlet. My sister and I are done packing. She's the only one with baggage so we're trying our best to fit everything into the allotted 15 kgs. We've weighed the stuff for check-in, and our weighing scale says were okay--like 12 kilos okay. But, well, I am thinking about the high-tech weighing scale at the airport and I am worried we get pass the 15 kilos, I hope not. And I have all these stuff to carry. And I am sick worried.

I just remembered I haven't packed my slippers and my other shoes yet. :s


Ya Allah, I pray for Your guidance during trip with my sister. May we reach the islands of Tawi-Tawi safely. May everything go well.. You know what I mean. Like the "thing" that is worrying me? Yes, that.. I also pray that we get back here to the city of Zamboanga unscathed, unharmed and with hearts full of love and joy and peace. Ameen.

Sunday, March 17, 2013



Here goes the usual rant: blog, I am starting to disappoint you. And I wish I could do better than leave you hanging. Story of my life. I feel like everything's on hold and I am well aware it's not. Time goes by, and I am losing it.. allowing it to fly. Tsk tsk tsk. *siiiighhhh*

I decided to update before I go on leave for a while.☺ 10 days to be exact. I am leaving the confines of my lola's home, the infinity internet equivalently the www, this city, the electricity (or the irritating power interruption that is ruining this beautiful city), my annoying yet adorable little cousins, Maya and Sir Chief (cos there'e no electricity during the daylight in the island of Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi where I am going with my sister for my one and only brother's graduation from primary school), and every beautiful thing in this city life. 10 days. It's not like I cannot do it (I stayed on retreat for 1 month in the place mentioned earlier right after my licensure exam 3 years ago) but astagfirullah, this dunya can be quite, you know, tempting. Ya Allah, forgive me.

On another note, I am currently trying to improve my Arabic reading skills!! Thankful to Learn Iqra apps on Play Store that in shaa Allah I'd be able to read faster. IN SHAA ALLAH! :)

So. I'll update once I get back. This is a promise. Like the minute I get here, after eating and getting the needed sleep (I am already anticipating the scenario when I get back from my trip), I will extend my salaam(s) to all of you. I'll post pictures of the beautiful island and the equally beautiful people there.