Thursday, July 21, 2016

.: Sexual predators :.

Catch me if you can. 

Taken from Syed Azmi's Facebook Page: 

Where to go for help or advice.
If you’re an adult who has experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. No matter what, the abuse was not your fault. It’s never too late to start healing from this experience. Regardless, if you are male or female, and, would like to know where to go for help, we have compiled a list of organisations that will be able to provide advice and/or counselling.
For nearest support JKM office click onto HUBUNGI KAMI/CONTACT US and Select: PEJABAT JKM NEGERI/JKM STATE OFFICES 
Locate nearest police station with D11 unit to seek advice on where to file a report. 
Report online crimes against children in Malaysia to CYBER999  
AWAM Centre 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 
Counselling & Legal Information (Telenita) 
Tel: 03 7877 0224 
Our Helpline and Service Centre are available Mondays to Fridays, 10 am to 4.30 pm. We also provide counselling services on Saturdays, by appointment.  
WAO Helpline : 03 7956 3488 
WAO office hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Tel: 03 7957 5636 | 7957 0636 Fax: 03 7956 3237 
P.O.Box 493, Jalan Sultan 46760 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia 
Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) 
241 Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang 
Tel: 04-228 0342
WCC Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm 
Protect And Save The Children Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (Reg. No. 7), 
No. 5, Jalan 7/14, Section 7, 46050, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
Tel: 603) 7957 4344 / 7956 4355 
Fax: (603) 7957 4322 
Other things you can do to advocate.
  1. Support the call to criminalise cyber sexual grooming in Malaysia with a pledge at (scroll all the way down) 
  2. Report child pornography through the INHOPE Internet 
  3. Join the ‪#‎ReplyForAll‬ conversation on social media and share online safety tips.  
  4. Become a U-Reporter and participate in polls on the issue. Register at 

Do your part, spread the word, end the madness. 
8.15pm, Malaysian Time

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

.: Golden years :.

Growing pains.

Sometimes I wonder why there are no express lanes for:

  1. Senior citizens
  2. Young children
  3. Pregnant women
  4. Disabled

Yes, we do have designated seats for them in the bus and on the subway. We also have designated parking bays for the disabled. 

However, I would like to point out that it would be awfully nice to provide express lanes for them at these places:

  1. Government offices
  2. Immigration points
  3. Hospitals
  4. Airports
  5. Postal Offices
  6. Banks

Having express lanes for these people without a doubt would certainly give them a more pleasant experience. For starters, they do not have to spend hours waiting or queuing-up for their turns. 

Not too long ago I saw an elderly man almost passing out for having to stand and wait too long for his queue number. On other occasions, I have observed some having to pass their turn and head elsewhere as they had grown weary of waiting. While my observations may represent a meager percentage of the population, I do believe this is something worth implementing.

We may have progressed economically, in terms of our financial standings, towering infrastructures, and sophisticated machinery. It is high time we spare a thought on improving the living standards of those around us, the ones that truly require our assistance. 

Thinking out loud.
8.43pm, Malaysian Time

Thursday, July 14, 2016

.: Hunger games :.

Northwestern China.

Being married to a foreigner comes with a fair share of foodie perks. For example, one gets to learn the recipes, cooking techniques and savour succulent food commonly served in that particular country. In my case, the said country is China. 

While some may argue that food from China is similar to the Chinese food we have over here in Malaysia, there are varieties that cannot be found here at all. In fact, when one talks about dumplings, there are countless varieties available in China. The dumplings differ from its cooking method to type of fillings, textures, shapes and sizes. And I am only talking about dumplings. I have not started on the noodles, congee, sweets and other delicacies. It is kind of hilarious when I make certain Chinese food and my husband tells me he has never eaten it before. China is that vast!

Coming back closer to home, those staying in Kuala Lumpur would be familiar with some of the Chinese Muslim food served in Chinese Muslim restaurants run by China nationals. Some of these food include Lanzhou hand-pulled beef noodles or "Mee Tarik" as well as the Xinjiang skewed meat or "Satay".

Soon insha'Allah I will be back in our Southern home, good 'ole Johor Bahru. Anticipating the moment I can whip up some Northwestern China cuisine in the lab.

Pure joy!
3.22pm, Malaysian Time

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

.: 开斋节 :.


Taking this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed Eid! Hope you had a great time with your loved ones! Do forgive me if I had erred on my part or if I had hurt you in any way.

On a personal note, this Eid has been a mixture of joy and sadness. Joy, because this is my first Eid as a wife. Sadness, due to the passing of my uncle. Even so, I hope and pray may Allah continue to bless us and keep us under His mercy and guidance at all times. May He accept my uncle's good deeds and place him among the righteous as well, ameen.

With the passing of a soul,
Marks not the ending of the journey,
Of a lifetime.

For those who truly lived,
Their legacy remains,
For all eternity. 

May one day we shall all be reunited,
In the eternal abode,
Living side by side.

Till then,
Until that very union,
Life goes on. 

Kuala Lumpur.
10.18am, Malaysian Time

Thursday, June 23, 2016

.: Night of Power :.

From Deeds in 60 Seconds.

Just a few more days and we shall soon enter the last 10 nights of Ramadhan. In seeking the blessed night of Laylatul Qadr, a night better than a thousand nights, hopefully we can include some of these duas in our daily worship even after Ramadhan has ended. 

1. Ya Allah grant me Ultimate Success - safety from the Fire and entry into Jannatul Firdous 
2. Ya Allah make me and my family of those companions of the Right. Who receive the book of deeds in our right hands. 
3. Ya Allah, Grant me a blessed death. Let me utter the shahada before I die. Grant me the intercession of Prophet Mohammed ﷺ 
4. Ya Allah grant me the companionship of Prophet Mohammed ﷺ his family and the Sahaba's in Jannatul Firdous. 
5. Ya Allah save my non-Muslim friends from the Fire. Guide them to Islam. 
6. Ya Allah, reunite me in Jannathul Firdous with those whom I love for Your sake alone. 
7. Ya Rabb, perfect my Deen and my Worship.  
8. Ya Allah accept my good deeds and increase me in reward and Your Mercy. Wipe away my sins and pardon me completely. Shower your Mercy upon me and save me from disgrace on the Day of Reckoning.  
9. Ya Allah, when I die, let my soul and my record of Deeds be with the Illiyeen.  
10. Ya Allah grant me, my parents, family and children guidance, steadfastness and increased Imaan.  
11. Ya Allah, make me of the few You love, You Pardon and You shade on a Day when there is no shade but from Your Majestic Arsh (Throne).  
12. Oh my Lord, increase me in Yakeen and Tawakkul in you. Let there be no doubt in my belief in Your Oneness, Your Majesty and Power. 
13. Ya Allah increase me in my love for You and Your Prophet Mohammed ﷺ 
14. Ya Allah forgive me and increase me in Your Blessings and Provisions.  
15. Ya Allah lead me to more opportunities to do good and seeking Your Pleasure.  
16. Ya Rabb, Purify my intentions for Your Sake alone and let me not show off or take false pride. Save me from arrogance, pride, showing off and reminding of favors.  
17. Oh my Creator and Sustainer, do not leave me alone. Bless me with a righteous spouse and children who will be the coolness of my eyes.  
18. Oh my Lord, make me of those who are patient and obedient to You and my parents.  
19. Save me from the Fitnah of Dajjal.  
20. Save me from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of the Hell Fire.  
21. Ya Allah, increase me in Sadakatul Jariya work.  
22. Ya Allah, bless me with good health, so I can make sajdah with ease till my dying day.  
23. Ya Allah, protect me and the Muslim Ummah against wicked oppressors. Save us from Fitnah and give us ease in our times of trial.  
24. My Lord, bless me with the best in this world, the best in the Hereafter and save me from the fire. I am indeed in need of the good You have in store for me.  
25. Ya Allah increase me in gratitude towards You alone.  
26. Oh my Rabb, save me from hypocrisy.  
27. Ya Allah, let me and my spouse be among the pilgrims to perform Hajj in 2016.  
28. Ya Allah protect me against Evil Jinns and Spirits. Safeguard me from their evil incitements and plots.  
29. Ya Allah forgive and have Mercy upon my parents, as they looked after me when I was young.  
30. Ya Allah, I pray and beg of you for the guidance of the Muslim Youth and Ummah. Save us all from Kufr, Despair, Misdeeds and Shirk. 
31. Ya Allah grant me the strength to battle laziness and sleep, so I may wake up for ‪#‎Tahajjud‬ and ‪#‎Fajr‬ everyday. 

Ameen ya Rabb.
6.05am, Malaysian Time