The following days after December 31, 2014.

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Another year is going at its end, and newly tide is now on its way to make everything different. Another year for celebrations, and year of adventure in our life. Do you think something will change in one’s life in this year? I guess so, because each of us has a destiny to fulfill, and what that is, is a surprise that we need to look forward to.

I’ve been browsing at wordpress.com, encoding the 2015 on the tag part to search for some resolution coming from other people. Many of them showed up different resolution in their life were you can find them as somewhat pleasing. People do has a way of doing things, hoping it will be the best. And yet, it is somewhat wonderful since it gives hope to one’s heart that somewhere in their life in this year, they change something for good. We are not perfect, we do make mistakes. It is an inevitable circumstances that human do have this kind of nature. You and I is not excuse for this true concept, but despite of this, I would say human is an awesome creation. Trying to make up for something that has gone wrong in their past life.

From previous years, we happened to learn so many things from our happy memories, and mostly from our sad memories. Usually, the sad one was something that triggers our loneliness. The deepest part of us, that saying “Someone help me, I don’t know what to do!” However, we want to disguise our weakness through showing others that “I am strong” which in reality, we gain cracks inside our heart once we felt the pain of being sad for something that had happened. Moving on is something that is hard. As they say “you must let go.” But let’s admit, this thing is a painful part in our life, yet we need it for us to free ourselves. Most of the human, and thousands of thousands of human even in the past felt this feeling in a most unexpected way. Circumstances always make us feel this pain before a person come along in his/her twilight zone in his/her life, and I am not exempted to that. I was born in an average family. At first we don’t have anything, but we do have each other for almost years, I never gained any problems except from my school thing. However, after 23 years of living, I did encounter one thing, my ex-husband. We broke up days ago, which I stated in my past blog. I don’t want to go into details, but as I felt I am not yet transcending myself in letting go. He is the first person who made me feel the true pain is. Truly, loving a person is something that will cause pain and that you will find yourself in the weakest form once it’s broken, and I did. I felt miserable being together with him. One thing is, it flash right into my face, the real weakness inside me and the reflection of who I truly am. Instead of encouraging me, he didn’t helped any of it, but instead he keep on piling up so many things that I couldn’t handle. It is like, our relationship is a curse that we need to be part ways. I feel terribly sad about it, and I am always asking if when will be the day I need to let go of this pain? I am hoping that next year, will be the time I will learn to let go.

Aside from this, I list all of the things I planned to do this year 2015 and here it is:

               (I need to upload my mind mapping sooner)

                My plan somewhat scramble, but mind mapping is indeed a good things in planning. It is missed up, but I still need to arrange it within this two days before the year ends. I want to implement this plan by January, hopefully. So In order give a view in my plan, let’s summarize it shall we? Let’s take them one by one.

  1. Spiritual – This is the most important priorities that I needed to accomplish. I’ve planning on to grow this part of me, yet I couldn’t for the fact that myself wouldn’t. I might say that it is my nafs or desire that make this thing out of my priorities. However, this year I will try the best as I can to be within my goal. May Allah guide me, and give tawfiq inside my mind to fulfill this.
  2. Different path – I wouldn’t state this thing directly in here for I am certain that someone might see this blog which I want this to be safe yet. But I am planning to try a certain path that might lead me somewhere, and learn the things I needed.
  3. Travel – I really wanted to go to JAPAN. I am hoping that this year will be that significant year where I will be having an adventure in this said place.
  4. Going to School and learn – I will do this practical thing which I would like to go to if my second list will be operational, if not, I guess I have to look for another thing to fulfill this.
  5. Save Money- OMG! My weakness! For almost six years I’ve been using my salary extravagantly without saving anything. Look at me right now, I’m yet at the starting point to save something.
  6. Read Books- I am not much of a reader, but I do believe that once you find a book that you will enjoy, it is like sweet cake, that you will grave for it always.
  7. Self-Development – I am my young adult stage, and I felt I’m still young child inside. Selfish and self-centered. I don’t want to go on like this. I want to mature and enhance myself with things that I needed the most.
  8. Exercise – I do this thing, but not that totally rigorous. I, particularly stop, go, stop and go with my exercise thing.

I am hoping that my list will be followed next year. Of course, it will depend on me. I do have a tendency to procrastinate, but as much as I can, time is an essence in living our lives. I guess, I’ve wasted too much time which I could not count them, if they did productive or not. Evaluating from my previews year, I guess none. However, I want to believe that I could do so many things in this year of the rum. I was watching “Once Upon a Time Series” and I could tell that what I’ve learned is to believe and have faith in all the things that I needed. I guess, I have to contemplate and meditate and ask myself from everything that had gone wrong, and things I couldn’t do. In this way I might find a better changes by next year. Live and Believe.

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Yolanda Please Stay Away from us

Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda

I would like to tell a story about what’s going on here in the work place I settled in. Two days ago, a news suddenly break the silence of every one else here in Iligan. It was being foretold that there will be a typhoon that will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility that will hit the country. The eye of the Typhoon will be centered at Samar and Leyte, yet some areas like the Northern Mindanao were a part of those areas that will be affected due to its diameter that reaches 600 kilometer. This typhoon is named as Yolanda, where in, it is called Haiyan in International name. So far, in accordance to the tabloids, this typhoon is considered the most powerful typhoon in the year of 2013. Currently, this typhoon was packing monster wind gusts of nearly 380 kilometres (235 miles) an hour as it approached the Philippines. The President of the Philippines announces addressed to the people of the constituent to prepare all the possible needed before this typhoon totally hits the country. The people in those affected areas were managed to be evacuated before this typhoon hits.

“Other vulnerable areas are the port cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan on the southern island of Mindanao, where flash floods induced by Tropical Storm Washi killed more than 1,000 people in December 2011.”

This only means that Iligan City is not exempted from Yolanda’s visitation. Iligan has been hit twice by a strong typhoon last 2011 and 2012 that almost killed so many people in this area. Now, that another is forthcoming on its way, upon the news break out, most of the people already secured their self and prepared all the things they needed. People already know how to deal with this and no longer think the idea of doing the Maniana Habits, which some Filipino have. They already exert efforts to do the necessary preparation as to save every ones life, as much as possible. Unlike the previous days at present Iligan seems to be in silence. All is aware, and all is prepared.

Filipino people are much attached to God, and we are most hopeful to God that this typhoon would not hit the country and not kill many people. We believe that God is not sleeping, whether one is a Muslim or a Christianity, everyone believes that God exist. This is the most powerful weapon that every individual do have and the best defence from this monstrous Typhoon.

A Punishment for Missing Out

              In my daily living, waking my morning at 6 am makes me feel like there is something wrong, and usually I don’t like waking up at that time as much as possible. The explanation why I don’t feel so good is because I am sure that by that time I already missed my dawn prayer, which makes me feel guilty when this happen.

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             So most probably I always set my alarm cell phone at around 4:30 in the morning so that I can still have minutes to wake myself up before 5 in the morning. For me, when I wake up this early makes me feel like I can conquer the day and I feel that my day is complete. Though usually, I would think of sleeping the whole day round, but there is something in me which makes me feel uncomfortable when I do this kind of stuff. I feel like there is missing. So, whether I like it or not, I really need to wake my body up.

          Daily Prompt really picks a topic which relates my morning waking hour for this day. I feel guilty this Sunday Morning because I’ve missed my prayer. For this reason, I’ve come up in punishing myself with pulling some weeds out i n my back yard, and clean some stuff outside the house which isn’t my cup of tea.

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                I don’t sleep at around 3 in the morning, unless I have something in hand that I needed to. What I hate when I sleep at this time is that my body usually shaken up when I put myself into sleep after 3 in the morning.  As much as possible, sleeping at 3 in the morning is a big NO for me!

Happy Bloggings

Random Thoughts!

Feeling the breeze of the wind during the early sun rise, makes you wonder how things happen in many different ways. There are those times were you feel all alone, times you feel happy, times that you are mostly in pain, and times were you find solitude. In most cases, it’s hard when you find yourself in too much direction to follow in your life.  Time will never tell where the right direction you should be heading. It is still and unmovable. As an individual, we are given the free will to carry out the decision we’ve made for our own life, and live by it. A choice that either makes you happy or not, but whatever it is, reasons are attached to it. We mostly thought to find the right reason, however asking yourself silently, you will never find the right one, most of them are natural, a pre-destined. Questioning faith, is much harder more than asking yourself.

 It’s hard to believe how a young child grow up to be vulnerable in battling in this decisive war they called life.  We were equipped with different kind of weapons in life. As we pursue existence in accordance with our choice, we are also creating the right gear to tussle! Most of the people could easily look upon inside them the right weapon they could use, and the right shield they could utilize to protect their self from inevitable challenges. They are those proud and blessed one. Life for them is just like a breeze, like a tender rays of the sun that touches their skin gently. Nevertheless, those one who is lack of the gear they could use? Will you blame them for not creating it? They are those who have it, but they lack of that golden hands to utilize in order to fully revolutionize their gear for this crucial battle, because trepidation engulf them. Hands were tied up with a chain that they could not detach their selves from it alone. They were the one who stay still, as the time tick tucks on its own.

Seems like an everlasting Journey

I          I am also a person who likes to dreams. Like the common people, my heart long desired to go to some places that gives off so many beautiful scenery that makes your heart be pleased to what God had created. For this, I had already dreamed for a million times of going somewhere, yet I did, but just for once. I have been outside my country for one month to a place where many people in my religion are obliged to go to. I must say, this place is such a wonderful work of art by the Almighty Allah. This place is no other than the country of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specifically in Mecca.
                    I was like dreaming the day when we set off to that place and until now, all the experiences I had back then were like yesterday. The very thing that sets my mind off to that place, that I couldn’t forget, was the fragrance coming from inside of Kaabah. I was then standing outside wanting to go inside and even before I entered, I felt the easiness and lightening off the loads I had in my shoulder that I could almost forget the world around me. I am always thankful to the Almighty Allah for a splendid and most unforgettable feeling I had back then, and very thankful that just for once in my life, I felt that kind of easiness. This maybe my first time going out, but I’m very much thankful to God because, He may didn’t give me a chance to go beyond the border of this country I was born more often, but I was given a chance to meet different people from different races in one setting and in one journey. This became a proof for me to believe something, that those prayers and wishes to the one and only creator really make big differences. He may give your wishes, or maybe not, yet there is always reasons behind all the reasons. Someday, I will go back, Insa Allah=p

Eid Al-adha’s Feast

                 Last Sunday, I was thinking to spend my Eid day here at Iligan City, but somehow after I gave some thought last Monday, suddenly I felt that I’d be lonely if I spend this special day only by myself. That Monday afternoon, I went home while the rain was pouring non-stop. The cars were buzzing and the road was so wet, like it does going to rain forever and everybody seems to be stuck in one place due to this rain. Back then inside the car while we were going back to Marawi City, I couldn’t help but to fell asleep. No food the whole day because I did fast (which is the 9th day of Dhul Hijja), and No sleep at all. My body was heavy.  After 45 minutes of travelling, I am thankful that I did come back home safe and sound. I directly went to my room, put on my PAJAMAS, and directly fell asleep.

                The next morning, I am very thankful that my mom woke me earlier this 4:30 in the morning. It was quite a bit noisy because every minute you’re going to hear those guns from every side, like a bazooka when it’s New Year.  This became a habit in our home town when edil fitr and edil adha’s celebrations were on sight. The people were warned about this because of fear that someone might hurt by doing so, but I guess they don’t mind these warnings since until now they are doing it. It’s their merry making I guess, which is not an Islamic practice but a tradition in one society.

                To give you an overview about this edil adha, the following text is given to the viewer for their readings:

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʿīd al-aḍḥā, “festival of the sacrifice”), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı; Serbo-Croat-Bosnian: kurban-bajram), or Eid e Qurban (Persian: عید قربان‎), is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail (Ishmael)a as an act of submission to Allah’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before Allah intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice instead. In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. In the international Gregorian calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. The basis for the Eid al-Adha comes from the 196th verse of the 2nd sura of the Quran. The word “Eid” appears once in the 5th sura of the Quran, with the meaning “solemn festival”.

Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Sunnah prayer of two rakats followed by a sermon (khuṭbah). Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hajj from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid sacrifice may take place until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.  The days of Eid have been singled out in the Hadith as “days of remembrance”. The days of Tashriq are from the Fajr prayer of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah up to the Asr prayer of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah (5 days and 4 nights). This equals 23 prayers: 5 on the 9th-12th, which equal 20, and 3 on the 13th.

          So I took some pictures from this event because usually as a viewer, we always like to see captured moments:

A mother and sojn

A mother and sojn

Before the prayer start

Before the prayer start

People keep on coming

People keep on coming

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Takbeer Mursal

Takbeer Mursal

Family of Four

Family of Four

A longer life for you, GrannY!

A longer life for you, GrannY!

In a far away scale

In a far away scale

Right Side Rear...still people coming at around 6:15 am

Right Side Rear…still people coming at around 6:15 am

People on my right side..

People on my right side..

On my left side!

On my left side!

Nice color..^_^

Nice color..^_^

Takbeer Mursal in Arabic

Takbeer Mursal in Arabic

Brother in ISlam

Brother in ISlam

Masha Allah! People are still on their way.

Masha Allah! People are still on their way.

Subhanallah!

Subhanallah!

Non Muslim Students watching the eid prayer

Non Muslim Students watching the eid prayer

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

Grand Father and a grandson...^_^

Grand Father and a grandson…^_^

Cute child...^_^

Cute child…^_^

looking for someone little ones?

looking for someone little ones?

After the eid sermon its time to go...^_^

After the eid sermon its time to go…^_^

Alhamdullillah! All things ends will.

Alhamdullillah! All things ends will.

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           HAPPY BLOGGINGS!

AMOR FATI

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In a far way land, there were brother and sister. Living their life alone and supporting each other. For how many years, they have been in that wintry place, having no one but just them. Their parents died in an avalanche two years ago. Then one day, there was then an instances were one of them, think and listened to his heart’s desire.

The boy named Michael said, “I would love to go somewhere far from here. Don’t you find boring here in this place? We’ve been here for almost 5 years, and yet we are still here. Nothing change!”

Out of the blue Faith just dropped the white silver plate with a shock look, and replied him,

“Why did you say that? Aren’t you afraid of going out there in these woods? Mom and Dad told us not to go there, or else many dangerous things might happen to us.”

Faith was then shaking while telling him those words, but Michael didn’t listen to what she said and continue staring at the window, looking at the vast sea of snow. Michael was then dreaming of going out, see the world and find things that he could see and learned. Michael was a boy who really loved reading books. Their mother was a teacher in a small town nearby. She then lifts so many books, for her child to read. Michael was very fund reading them. It’s been days that Michael always telling Faith about the journey of going out of the woods, and go to the Big City, but then again Faith finds it unnecessary.

“We are always happy here in this place! Why do we need to go out?! It’s just useless! If Mom and Dad were here, I am sure they wouldn’t allow you! Will you be happy out there?” Said Faith with an angry voice!

Days had passed, both of them argued! Michael was a hot tempered child, while Faith was the opposite, a very mild girl and sensitive one. But the problem with Michael is that, when he thought of doing what he wants, he will. One night while Faith was fast asleep, Michael sneak outside carrying some of his clothes, leaving poor Faith alone in the house. Michael then was very happy saying to his self;

“Yes, this is the time were I can find new things outside. Faith, I am really am sorry!” whispered Michael, as he walks far from their doorway.

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To make the long story short, years had passed, Michael didn’t went back home. Faith was then still there at their small hut. Hoping he would come back. Years after years and after years, faith has been there longing for her brother to come back. Michael didn’t write any letter to her, or anything that could give her a sign that he was okay. She was then left alone there, wandering the where about of his own brother!

Several years had passed; Michael decided to go back. Considering their small hut from a far, he then felt his at home at last. He was then tired from the journey, looking forward to meet his sister once more. Upon entering the house, nothing change! He was then find solace. It was then, he realize that what he is looking for was so near yet he travel far for how many years, that he didn’t noticed that one thing that is important were the time being there to the place where you are supposed to be, the place where your loved one resides, because being with them is the peace that hearts truly are looking for.

Michael start to search for her sister, and later on he then went to her room. Upon entering, the only thing he sees was a letter near the window saying;

Dear Brother,

I have been waiting for you, maybe when you receive this letter I might be the one who will travel for long. I am sorry I couldn’t wait for you. Take care of yourself.

Faith

To his surprise, he went to the small town nearby, asking about her sister. No one could answer him. He went from house to house, asking everyone about his sister, yet there’s no one. Until an old woman tap his shoulder and asked him;

“Are you the elder brother of Faith?” asked the old lady.

Michael nod, “yes”

“I was then with your sister about a year ago. She was then sick!” Haven’t she told you about her illness four years ago?,” asked by the old lady.

“No, she didn’t told me”, replied Michael with astonished face!

“Maybe, she was worried about you. When she was on her deathbed, her eye sight slowly faded. She keeps on asking if you’re in the front door, hoping that you might come back. She then fills asleep on 4th night of December, until she didn’t open her eyes the next morning. But she was then happy, because at long last atleast you have found what you truly desire.”

After the last statement of the old lady, Michael silently cried, regretting the years he hasn’t been there for her sister.