March 23, 2015

on modesty & pride

'People You May Know' section at my FB Newsfeed suggesting woman in niqab to be added as my friend. Malay, niqab and heavy eyeshadowed is the profile pic.

I just don't get it. I thought niqab will promote modesty, apart from additional safety for woman. Then whats with the heavy make up?

We know the eyes is the biggest fitnah, if not the face. Then, why do you put all the effort to make people look (or stare) at you twice (or more) by applying the eyeshadowed, mascara whatnots when you cover your face?

To all Niqabis, beware of the thin line between MODESTY and PRIDE.

Just beware. Be careful.

To me, niqab acts as additional reminder.

Reminder to be good. Speak good. Do good. NOT because hijab is too 'mainstream'.. its because I'm just ordinary, weak person who in need of additional, constant reminder. It DOES NOT implying that I practice the religion more than the others. It DOES NOT implying that hey, I'm beautiful, I must cover my face. It DOES NOT implying that I am extremist whatsoever.

So please. Let us ALL renew (or correct) our intention. Be it Hijab, or Niqab.

Hijrah is not temporary. Its for eternity, inshaAllah. And requires consistency (istiqamah).

Regards, Rubi.

**pic credit: Cik Nor Doodle

March 21, 2015

Laksa Penang & Allergy

Assalamualaikum.

Baru selesai masak laksa penang. 1st rime buat. hihi. selama ni kalau teringin, duk beli saja.. ishh ishh. Dan hari ni juga pecah rekod, buat pertama kalinya beli belacan n letak dalam masakan. Laksa Penang punya hal!

Tapi Alhamdulillah, tiada allergic reaction gatal-gatal hidung, muka yang melampau bila makan homemade laksa tadi tu. Kalau tak, tahun-tahun sebelum ni, memang la, habis naik merenyam muka kalau makanan tu ada bercampur belacan/udang/sotong.

Hari ni saya nak share tentang allergy, dan apa pilihan yang kita ada. Ada orang bila allergic menyerang, dia ambil Piriton. Mudah. Cepat lega. Tapi ada side effectnya yang kita jangan pandang endah, ok.

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CHLORPHENAMINE (active ingredient in Piriton) SIDE EFFECTS

> Sedative effects from drowsiness to deep sleep
> Lack of concentration
> Tiredness
> Dizziness
> Decreased awareness
> Headache
> Irritability
> Difficulty passing urine
> Dry mouth
> Blurred vision
> Problems with the gut including abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
> Loss of appetite (which may lead to anorexia)
> Skin rashes, including urticaria (also known as hives, nettle rash), sensitivity to light
> Yellowing of eyes and skin
> Inflammation of the liver
> Productive cough (phlegm on chest)
> Chest pain
> Increased or abnormal heart rate
> Low blood pressure
> Anaemia and other blood disorders
> Muscle weakness and movement difficulties
> Ringing in the ears
> Depression
> Hyperactivity in children
> Confusion in elderly
>> For syrup only: If this medication is taken long term then there may be a increase in risk of tooth decay so dental hygiene is important.
>> For injection only: reactions at site of injection such as a burning or stinging sensation. The injection may result in a lowering of blood pressure (hypotensive effect).

Tu diaaaaa, panjang list side effectnya. Ada orang, dia pilih jalan cepat untuk lega kan allergy. 

Saya pilih yang SELAMAT, biarpun agak mengambil masa nak nampak kesannya.
Sebab, tubuh badan nak guna lama. Selain dapat latih kita bersabar. hihi.

Saya pilih 3 serangkai ini.
ALFALFA + VITAMIN C + B COMPLEX


pilihan anda, bagaimana?


Regards, Rubi, 06000.
SID 918033
COD Jitra & USM Penang.
0126225024

March 15, 2015

Hands-on Experience

La ilaha illa anta, Subhanaka, inni kuntu minaz zhalimin" ~ "Tiada Tuhan melainkan Engkau (ya Allah)! Maha Suci Engkau, Sesungguhnya aku adalah dari orang-orang yang menganiaya diri sendiri."

Lafaz yang saya katakan pada diri sendiri berulang kali sambil mengusap dahi Tok dan mengajar syahadah jam 12 tengahari tadi. Jam 12.13, Tok pergi meninggalkan kami pada usianya hampir 92 tahun.

Tok meninggal sakit tua. Agak lama Tok sakit. Abah sebagai anak sulung dan satu-satunya anak lelaki Tok yang masih hidup, bawa Tok ke KL menjaga Tok di sini. Mak membantu Abah menjaga Tok. Menjaga Tok seperti mak kandungnya sendiri, berkhidmat sehingga akhir hayat Tok, memandikan, menguruskan jenazah.

Saya, yang sudah lama nak mengikuti kursus menguruskan jenazah, akhirnya Allah atur, hands-on, memandikan Tok di bilik mandi jenazah, Masjid Al Hidayah, Taman Melawati. Air mata tetap tumpah, tambah lagi bila melihat Mak berkata, "Mak, Mah mandikan Mak ya". Saya tak dapat bayangkan, bagaimana situasi saya nanti.

Team Masjid memandikan jenazah ada 3 orang, Mak, Makcik Murni dan Makcih Saemah. Campur saya, 4 orang. Jenazah Tok kecil sahaja, jadi cukup kami 4 orang menguruskan. Alhamdulillah, urusan memandikan dan kafan selesai jam 5.30 dan terus di solatkan sebelum Tok disemadikan di Perkuburan Klang Gate.

Aturan Allah itu cukup cantik. Kami tiba di KL dari Jitra, Jumaat malam Sabtu. Memang usaha nak balik juga ke KL cuti sekolah ni, meski situasi agak tight-budget (masa dan $$$), tapi tetap balik juga, tambah pula, bila sembang dengan Mak Abah minggu lalu, katanya Tok sudah makan bersuap. Sudah sangat-sangat tak larat.

Alhamdulillah, dapat berada di sini saat Mak Abah sangat memerlukan bantuan. Meski sedikit ralat kerana tidak banyak bantuan yang dapat diberi dalam tempoh jagaan Mak Abah terhadap Tok.

Death is indeed the BEST reminder for all of us. It is PUNCTUAL, yet we never know when is our turn. Tok's turn was this afternoon. TokWan's turn was at night, Dec 1998, when I was 17. Both experience was rather the same. I was there, right beside them. The very last minute, second of their breath. The difference is when TokWan's turn I was still single, just finished my SPM. And Tok's turn, I'm a wifey and mom of 3, and of course, a daughter to Mak Abah & parents-in-law. Bigger responsibility. Meet more people in life. Get attached to them, whom one day, I will left them too (or they left me first) and meet the Creator.

The question is: Am I ready?

Are you ready?

1166 is Tok's new home at the graveyard. Buried at 1810hrs. Alhamdulillah.

March 10, 2015

Resepi Air Soya Mudah & Berkhasiat

Dulu masa sekolah, saya cukup suka beli air soya kat pakcik jual tepi sekolah. Ye lah, tengah-tengah panas terik, dapat air soya favourite.. siap pesan pakcik, air soya kurang manis satu! masa tu tak peduli gmo ke non-gmo.. mana nak tau, budak sekolah, internet pun yang wujud hanyalah dial-up connection..tak kuasa nak surfing. hihi.

Beza 17 tahun lepas tu, bila dah ada kesederan bab bahayanya GMO ni. Genetically modified organism. Try google.. betapa banyaknya sumber makanan kita hari ni yang gmo..sedar atau tak..memang ada. Jadi, bila ada jaminan yang non-Gmo, kenapa masih ragu-ragu untuk berubah brand? :)

bestnya ESP!

Ok, lari tajuk dah ni.

Saya sebenarnya tak reti nak buat (baca: malas) air soya dari kacang soya.. so saya pilih yang paling mudah, shake 250ml air sejuk dengan 1 1/2 sudu ESP. uishhh, heaven!

Ya, saya tau, banyak resepi ESP di luar sana, tapi, cuba yang satu ini ok. Memang pure. Jangan dirosakkan keaslian soya non-gmo ini dengan pelbagai bahan lain... sekali sekala untuk tukar resepi, takpe.. tapi jangan selalu :) Tak sempat nak snap gambar soya asli saya tadi, terimalah gambar ihsan google image :)

pure, plain ESP

Jika anda berjaya membeli kacang soya yang non-gmo, anda boleh cuba resepi homemade air soya ini : RESEPI

- Rubi | Mom of 3