Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Greetings everyone! How are you all? Apologies for the very long silence. As you must know, I’ve been away visiting my homeland Malaysia for the last 5 weeks. I got there a couple of days before Eidul Fitri celebration and returned to England mid last week. It’s been a memorable trip indeed. I am happy to have had the opportunity to be with my nearest and dearest during those precious 5 weeks. I have so much to share I don’t even know where to begin. But I thought I would pop a few lines first so that you know I’m back to blogging from home! I miss my beloved mother and sisters, my relatives and close friends very much. But I’m also glad to be back in England. My life is here now, I’ve been in England for almost 20 years. Unlike before where I used to get emotional on the flight home to England, I realised that I was calm this time around. In fact I was rather looking forward to returning home. Malaysia was my home, I shall never forget it and all the people and memories that come with it. But England is now my home, and I shall continue to create new memories for my family and I. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter where you are. It’s the people that matters. As long as you have loved ones, you will be content wherever you are. To all those in Malaysia, thank you for the beautiful memories! And to those I haven’t had the chance to meet up with this time around, pray we see each other another time, Inshallah. ❤
My 3 daughters and I with my beloved mom, my 2 sisters, my aunties and cousins
My 4 children, by the pool at my mom’s condominium, they swam almost everyday
me with my mom, auntie and cousin’s wife
my 2 daughters and I with some of my old friends from boarding school
my 2 daughters and I with good old friends from my alma mater
my family and I with my sis in Krabi
with my closest friends who have all visited me in England
I miss twittering away with my good old friends!
My final week in my homeland, Malaysia, I can’t believe it! Wasn’t it only yesterday when I arrived with my family of 6 all the way from England? Alhamdulilah my intention to celebrate Eidul Fitri (after a month’s fasting in Ramadan) with my beloved mom and sisters have become a reality. I cannot even recall the last time I celebrated Eid in my homeland, it’s been that long! It was probably when my late dad was stil alive. I’ve also had the chance to visit several interesting places in Malaysia, as well as Krabi in Thailand. It’s been a very eventful and memorable trip for sure! But most of all I’ve enjoyed catching up with my beloved relatives and several close friends. Everyone’s been very warm I cannot help but feel a little overwhelmed by it all. I feel truly blessed, Alhamdulilah. I’m so happy that they still cherish their relationship with me, despite me being so far away from them all. My hubby had to return to England first due to work (sob! sob!), so my family and close relatives have organised farewell meals for us. I’m truly moved by their gesture, may God bless them all for their warmth and kindness. I’ve got so much to share but all in good time yeah, InshaAllah! For now these few images shall suffice. Till next time, take care all!
farewell dinner with beloved family, my hubby had gone home earlier due to work
my beloved relatives at another farewell meal for us
so nice to see my mom truly happy this Eid!
my 4 children have truly enjoyed themselves in my homeland!
Greetings everyone! I hope those who have just celebrated Eidul Fitri (the celebration after a month’s fast in Ramadan) have had the most fantastic time. I feel very blessed this year to have had the opportunity to be with my beloved mom and sisters on this auspicious day. It’s been a truly extra special Eid indeed. I’ve also had the chance to meet up with many of my relatives, it’s been really good. I am still in the process of catching up with more relatives and several good old friends. Alhamdulillah for my Eid blessings this year, I shall treasure them forever. It’s something I’ve wished for a very long time indeed and has finally came true. I’m finally home for Eid!
My family and I with my beloved mom and sisters
Greetings! We are entering the last 10 days of Ramadan tomorrow, time sure does fly! I am getting busier by the day, after 30 days of fasting in Ramadan we shall be celebrating Eidul Fitri. I shall be occupied with all sorts of preparations to welcome this auspicious day. At the same time I also need to focus on these last 10 days of Ramadan. I hope to make the most of this blessed month by improving myself as much as possible, I know I have a long way to go. Therefore I shall take this opportunity to wish everyone a fruitful last 10 days of Ramadan and a wonderful Eid afterwards (either on 17th or 18th July, depending on the moon sighting). Please forgive me for my wrong doings, I know I have many. And thank you so much for reading my blog, it means a lot to me. I am just a simple ordinary person who loves peace, I feel deeply saddened by the atrocities of the world. But I go by this quote by Professor Tariq Ramadan, “Muslims must speak out and explain who they are, what they believe in, what they stand for, what is the meaning of their life. They must have the courage to denounce what is said and done by certain Muslims in the name of their religion.” Spread peace and love always, not hatred. Anyway, I wanted to make this post extra special, so I have compiled pictures of my 4 children during previous Eids. You can see how they’ve grown each year! They were dressed in Malay/Indian outfits mainly, they are of mixed heritage Malay-Gujerati after all. Why not embrace the diversity of the mixed cultures? Anyway, I cannot chatter on like usual, must dash unfortunately. Please remember my family and I in your prayers! I have included a children’s Eid song from my homeland Malaysia at the end, the video clip portrays the typical festive Eid celebration back home. Enjoy!
Selamat Hari Raya/Eid Mubarak to everyone! ❤❤❤