Thursday, January 21, 2016

.: 团圆饭聚会 :.


Reunion gathering.




Annually, the Multiracial Reverted Muslims (MRM) will organise their reunion gathering in conjunction with Chinese New Year. As much as I want to be there, to catch-up with old friends and probably get to know some fresh faces, I have to give this a miss due to other commitments.  

For those who may be interested to partake in this festive gathering, particularly if you are keen on fostering greater relationships between Muslims and Not-Yet-Muslim Chinese brothers and sisters, you are invited to register at: 


admin@askislam.my OR 03 4144 3315 


The gathering is jointly organised on 31 January 2016 from 11am until 2pm by Mohd Chan restaurant, Multiracial Reverted Muslims (MRM) and He-Ping Chinese Muslim Society at: 

Mohd Chan restaurant (Taman Melawati branch) 
60, Jalan Negara, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur

Seats are limited. 
11.49am, Malaysian Time

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

.: The interview :.


Down under.

A few years ago a friend asked some questions about hijab. Being a non-Muslim, she wanted some insight as she was writing the article for her magazine. I had sort of forgotten about it until I stumbled some of my answers while clearing my email. 

Do you practice hijab? Why? What does it mean to you? 
To tell you the truth, I am still trying to practice it. As to what does it mean to me, I believe it represents my conviction to the Islamic faith.
Do you think hijab empower or disempower women? More freedom or less? 
Honestly, the first few years of adorning it made me feel rather restricted. Over the years, however, I came to the realisation that it has empowered me to become a better person. Because the hijab, isn't just a piece of material we place on our head, or use to cover our body. The hijab, in my opinion, helps us to remember that we have to strive to be in the best of character and conduct at all times. 

Spring cleaning.
2.48pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, January 9, 2016

.: Book of destiny :.


January 9.


Once upon a time in Hong Kong.

29 days.
7.53pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, January 2, 2016

.: Baby steps :.


One step closer.

The second day of the year. Time seems to float by seamlessly, effortlessly. And just like that, came the realisation that soon, soon enough, one will reach the gates of another phase, another chapter in life. That phase, that chapter, is something that was never thought of, or rather, something that was rather chided. 

Still in a daze, transfixed in a sedentary state, it's mindboggling how things turned out abruptly, yet smoothly and swiftly. The push of heaven's finger. Perhaps, this is what it means by the push of heaven's finger. 

5 more weeks.
10.17am, Malaysian Time

Thursday, December 31, 2015

.: Lifelike distortion :.


Thousand words.



Sometimes, pictures bring back painful memories, memories that you never ever want to recall. Yet those very memories can at times remind us that for every feeling of pain that we had to endure, it has now remained in the past. The "us" now are the ones that overcame that difficult period, that survived, and had found better versions of ourselves. 

Pictures - a reminder of our past, a source of strength, courage and faith that things will eventually change for the better. 

Hope, holding onto hope.
2.06pm, Malaysian Time