Wednesday, January 10, 2018

.: Iqra:.


Read.




Have dealt with far too many who did not read, or make the effort to read thoroughly. Oftentimes I get tired, frustrated, with such people as they made things much difficult for me. 

Can't help but wonder, even after countless times of texting, emailing, the exact same thing, did they intentionally choose to not read it?

Were they having reading difficulties?

Or did they have a hard time comprehending things? 

Tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, think good thoughts, and letting it slide. 

But sometimes, it just gets too unbearable.

Read.

The first command that many fail to abide to. 

Choose to be kind and just read.

It will save your time and spare the sanity of others.

Undefeated.
8.40am, Malaysian Time

Sunday, December 31, 2017

.: Hello 2018 :.


Tick tock.

Just a few more hours to go before we enter the new year. In retrospect, loads of stuff happened throughout 2017. Started a new business, clinched a couple of long-term freelancing writing jobs, and secured a scholarship, Alhamdulillah.

The year also came with its fair share of unfavorable news, with my brother's death being the hardest. Until now, there are times when I still find it unreal. If you are reading this, please send a silent prayer for my brother, in hope that Allah places him in a better place and elevates his status as a better Muslim, ameen. 

What do I have in mind for 2018?

At this age, I hardly come up with new year resolutions. Suffice for me to say, let's strive to love a little more, care a little more, and be kind to one another. Above all, retain from bringing harm towards others. 

May 2018 be a blessed year for all.
5.51pm, Malaysian Time

Friday, November 17, 2017

.: Hayye Ala Al-falah :.


The azaan app.

Finally back on the blogging realm for a quick post. 

One of the things I had been busy with was doing the translations for the Hayye Ala Al-falah azaan app. Alhamdulillah, the app was finally released on 14 November 2017, on the App store, for IOS devices. 

Here are some screenshots:








If you happen to use an Apple product, or knows someone who does, it would be a great privilege to me if you or your close ones can download the app and provide honest feedback. This will greatly help the developers to make significant improvements, to make the app better for everyone.

Here's the download link:  Hayye Ala Al-falah azaan app

Share the word around!
10.54am, Malaysian Time

Friday, September 8, 2017

.: With practice :.


Comes great patience.



Started learning the art of folding jiuhe earlier this year. Never really got the hang of it until just recently. Sure took a a great deal of time, patience and perseverance in order for me to reach to the level where I am now. And I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to go through this path.

On another note, I have gathered a higher level of respect for those who make jiuhe as their main source of income. Even with the right skills, it still takes a lot of time and effort to create something that not only tastes good, but looks good too. 

Handmade food, are, and will always be, worth every bite. 

Off to the lab.
7.50pm, Malaysian Time

Thursday, August 24, 2017

.: Eating dumplings :.


Hari Raya Sale.


In conjunction with Hari Raya Haji, we are launching a special offer for our frozen dumplings! 
💝 1 packet -= RM16 (20 pieces of frozen dumplings)
💝 Beef, chicken or vegetable options.
💝 Minimum order 4 packets.
💝 No delivery charge to selected places in JB, Seremban and KL.
💝 Promo period is from 22 until 28 August 2017.
💝 Muslim product

You can have it for Raya, serve it to your guests or even give it as a unique Raya gift to your family and friends!

Not sure how to eat it? The dumplings can be eaten on its own, with sauces, soups or noodles. The best thing is the dumplings are fast to cook and good to eat! 

Try them now! 😁
4.30pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, August 12, 2017

.: The update :.


Long overdue.

Finally found the time to update my details under 'The Writer' tab. 

For the past few months, I have been busy with our business over at Kaijia Muslim Food. From the initial stages of setting up the business, to creating the website and curating social media posts, I have to admit, it took a toll on me. 

But that is all in the past now. I have gotten the hang of things (I hope) and I figured it is time for me to resume with enhancing and diversifying my freelancing portfolio. To be honest, I still find it hard to believe that I actually miss writing financial and business articles. Given a choice, I would rather write about food, or eating, or anything that has to do with food and eating. What is there not to love about food? 

Anyway, I was informed that some clients had difficulties locating my contact information. To make it easy for future clients who happen to stumble upon my blog, I have included my email at the upper right-hand corner of this blog. I am not sure if it shows on your mobile, but if you happen to read this post, feel free to drop me an email at hajar.alwi@gmail.com. I will definitely get back to you the soonest possible.

Now that I have gotten these items off my chest, I have to go do some research on social media marketing, to further equip my knowledge about it. You can never know enough now, can you?  

Hello Facebook!
2.54pm, Malaysian Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

.: A test :.


Against fear.

She hesitated. 

Despite the nurse asking her to relax, the patient hesitated. 

 "You are 21. So am I. We must be brave. You can do this. I promise it will only hurt a little. Now close your eyes and trust me." 

And the nurse inserted the needle. 

She screamed. 

She cried. 

She was horrified. 

The nurse then said;

"We are done." 

She stopped crying. 

Baffled. 

The nurse repeated her words; 

"We are done. You made it."

Against the odds.
9.36pm, Malaysian Time