Assalamualaikum and hello! So if you’ve read most of my blog posts, you would know that I like to take long breaks in between some of them, and so this was one of them haha. I’m back and I don’t really know for how long, but let’s hope I’ll actually stick to posting once in a while (although no promises hehe).

I’ve been meaning to write a post on this topic for a while now, but just never got the chance to do it. That and I also think it’s a very emotional topic for me, because out of all the things that I hate, I definitely hate changes. It’s funny because some of the decisions that I’ve made so far requires a lot of changes, and I would just like to share on how I’m coping with it. Before that, my thoughts on changes? It’s tiring, it’s bothersome and it’s hurtful. I don’t know why, but growing up I fear changing, I fear my surroundings would change, the people around me would change etc… Of course that’s exactly what happened, because nothing in life stays the same. When I made the decision to study far from my family, it was not an easy one. Because that would mean a change of environment. But the course that I’m doing is something that I wanted, so even though I hated changes, it does not affect what I want. Alhamdulillah I’ve been coping pretty well up until now, in my previous posts I did mentioned that I had a friend to go through it all with me, but unfortunately, that friend had to make a decision of her own and pursue what she really wants, so we ended up being separated. Although it hurts at first because we had been partners in every single thing that we do, it does get better day by day. That’s the thing, in life there’s nothing we can do except to accept. Honestly, it’s the Qadr of Allah swt. If something is meant to stay, then it’ll stay, if not then know that it was better for you because Allah swt wants nothing but the best for you. I went through many types of changes nowadays, and it’s very overwhelming, but Alhamdulillah I feel like I can manage it. Through changes I feel like the best thing to do is to be very positive, it’s very important actually since you can easily go through an emotional breakdown during these times. I have a very bad habit of looking at good times and thinking that this will change soon, obviously it takes a toll on me and I end up getting upset. Honestly I should take the attitude of enjoying the moments instead, no doubt things will change, but when I look back in the future, I’ll look at it as a blessing, I won’t wish to be stuck in those times again, because I’ll be busy enjoying the time I’m in. That’s what I trying to do now, that’s how I’m coping now. I’m constantly reminding myself that there will be more happy memories that will be made, and I try not to dwell on any of the old ones. Changes is something that we will experience growing up, whether we like it or not. It can be in anything, changes in feelings, changes in relationships, changes in friendships, changes in places and more. I would be lying if I said I liked the changes that were made in my life, but I just learned to accept whatever that happens as it is. Sometimes the changes made in our life can be quite aching, you might not want it, but there’s always a wisdom behind it. I want to learn to appreciate the changes happening around me, because by the end of the day, because of those changes, I am the person I am today. 

Assalamualaikum and hello there! For this post I'll be sharing some pictures and of course a bit of my experience at the Best Street Food Festival, which took place on the 24th-27th of November 2016 (kinda late on this one, hehe..) Basically I heard about this event through my uni group, someone had forwarded a picture-poster and as soon as I read it, boyyyy, I was sold. There is no way I'm missing an event that have either one of these two things: cheap bargains, and food. So I went with few friends of mine. We went out around 11 am and the place it was held at - Tapak Letak Kereta (parking lot), PKNS Shah Alam - was not at all far from where we all stayed, probably a 5 mins drive? I think we pretty much arrived a bit too early, since most of the stalls were still setting up. The stall owners were busy unloading their cars and preparing all the things. We walked around the place while waiting for most of the stalls to be opened, there were still no crowd at that time so it was pretty chill. There were already stalls that had jars and containers of cookies, biscuits and sweets up on display, also all of the stalls that sold drinks were already up and running, there were all types of drinks, from freshly-made coconut shake to mango shake to iced milo to iced mocha in a bottle. As we had gone out without having any breakfast, we were all super hungry and were surveying for something fulfilling. It didn't take much time for the rest of the stalls to open, and as soon as they did, all kinds of delicious smells were hovering in the air, yummm. We first settled on a place to sit and managed to secure a table before the place got all crowded. Next, we headed to a stall called "Nasi Lemak Anak Dara" and of course, bought Nasi Lemak. Mine was with chicken and costed RM 5, the one without chicken costed RM 4 (if you're not a fan of chicken you'd save RM 1, haha) The portion was okay, it wasn't too small nor was it large, I'd say it was worth the price (although I could get a filling plate of nasi goreng for a cheaper price). May I just say the sambal was super spicy... or maybe it was because I had a really bad sore throat at the time. Other than the nasi lemak, we had also tried a box of pizza (not sure which stall it was from since my friend bought it), which was omgosh delicious, although I was not a fan of the crust (since I like thin crusts) but the toppings were on point, meat, pineapple and cheeseeeeee. I really like the fact that they weren't selfish with the toppings and nor did they go overboard with it, each slice had the right amount of everything. We had also tried this pastry, which was like cream puffs, except it was a bit more doughy and chewy, but still had the custard filling. Overall it was nice to just chill there and enjoy good food with bunch of friends, although my buddy had some struggles in finding things to eat since she was a vegetarian and all she found was grilled corn (btw she didn't buy any cause it was expensive) so she just had a cup of milo for breakfast (: 

Alright, that's all for this post! The pictures are all thanks to my buddy, unfortunately my back camera was broken so I couldn't take any photos.

Assalamualaikum and hello, I am back with a new post! Wow, I don't think I've posted this much in so long, and by this much I mean 3 posts in a month haha. Before you read any further, just a warning that I'll be spamming you guys with pictures and a traumatizing story ~

So a few months back, I think it was in November last year, a friend of mine suggested to go hiking while we were having lunch at KFC, and so we planned it right there and then, to go hiking on the next weekend. We actually didn't mind going on that day itself, but we weren't dressed up for it, and I'm so glad we didn't cause there is no way I'm climbing up flight of steep stairs and running away from sandwich-thirsty animals in a dress. We moved out around noon, if I'm not mistaken it was on a Friday, it was just 4 of us girls, all packed with water, sandwiches and some mee sedap noodles. We planned to hike a bit when we arrive and then find a place to settle to have our lunch. Things didn't actually go according to plan.... We parked the car and paid the entry fees, I don't remember how much it was but it was less than RM 20 for all 4 of us including the car. The place was called Air Terjun Kanching a.k.a Kanching Waterfalls, and the first thing we saw were monkeys. They were everywhere, up on the trees, on the pavements, down on the grass by the side, just everywhere. It's been a long time since I saw actual monkeys, especially them being all free and not behind bars. It was interesting, to be honest, I was a tiny bit scared but I shook off the feeling and was like "meh, they're harmless". And so we head on paths that were already made, it was pretty simple, just follow the path and we'll get to the first waterfall eventually, you could say there were 7 levels of waterfall and we were set to get at least to the 4th level (or more). On the way to the 1st level, after climbing up some flight of stairs, we couldn't take it anymore and decided to find a place to sit and eat and basically regain back our energy. We also realized we were all not fit enough and that we lack exercise, why am I not surprised haha. But we were definitely not giving up. Right, so this is the traumatizing part, after taking some pictures at a miniature waterfall, we found a small gazebo nearby, so that was to be our picnic spot. We casually took out containers packed with our food out of our backpacks, and just then we noticed around 3-4 monkeys looking right at us from afar, they were slowly making their way towards us, yupe. They could smell the food. And before we could even think of anything we saw a whole group of monkeys coming towards us, they were running. I definitely got the zombie apocalypse vibe, I panicked and we all tried to squeeze back the containers into our backpacks as fast as we could before we got circled by them. We managed to get all of the containers in the bags, except for one... My friend couldn't get it inside fast enough so she hid it under her long scarf, I reckon the monkeys could smell that container filled with eggs & sausages sandwiches. I was right beside her, opening her backpack as wide as possible, the plan was to slowly get the container in without them noticing. BUT as soon as she take out the thing from underneath her scarf, a monkey jumped and slapped her hand, the container fell and that's when all the screaming started, me and my friend (the one that got her hand slapped) were wailing non-stop while the other 2 just held hands and watched, horrified at a group of monkeys that cleverly opened the container cover and ate all the sandwiches in one gulp while endless screaming were playing on the background. One even licked the container. Devastated at the death of our sandwiches, we headed back to the car with empty stomachs and made sure no monkeys were following. We decided to just have our lunch inside the car, which was what we should've done in the first place. So that's the end to my traumatizing story, I don't think I can ever look at a monkey in the eye anymore, nor can I find them cute. I don't actually hate them, but I am certainly terrified to see one now. After that, we headed up again, full of energy and determination, hmph as if bunch of monkeys can make us quit. We came all the way and there's no way we're going back without seeing a waterfall. We made sure to sanitized our hands and cover ourselves with perfume so that we don't smell like food, don't want any monkeys following us thinking we have any... Even after all the effort, a monkey screamed at me (well that's what I thought, turns out it was fighting with another monkey and I just so happen to be in the middle of them both), I ended up running to my friends who were all ahead of me, screaming and almost tripping... haha. Alhamdulillah, we got to the 3rd level and camped there, while I guarded the bags on the side, the rest took a dip in the waterfall pool. MashaAllah it was beautiful and the water was so clear and shallow. Other than the monkeys, the place was amazing and breathtaking, the green trees, rock benches and bridges, and clear waterfall. We took really nice pictures, but I still think it's not enough to describe the place, you'd have to go and see it for yourself... Although I don't recommend the place for those who are not a fan monkeys and are weak at heart haha, (by the way, not only did my friend got her hand slapped, but a monkey also took her beloved water bottle).

(comforting my friend after being attacked by monkeys, haha)

Before I end this post, I would just like to share some tips for those who are interested in going there:

1. EAT BEFORE YOU ENTER. Be it breakfast, brunch or lunch. Either eat before you come or have your food inside the car. Don't even bring any food in, not even a chocolate bar. Just don't. 

2. GO IN GROUPS. Alright, so it was pretty risky of us 4 to go by ourselves. So just an advice, go in groups. One, it's safer (if anything were to happen). Two, the more the merrier y'know.

3. DON'T LOOK AT A MONKEY IN THE EYE. Okay so this is important, like if there's a monkey staring at you, just walk ahead, don't look at it, don't smile at it, just. walk. away. and pray it doesn't follow you.

4. WEAR THE RIGHT ATTIRE. Wear something comfortable, and make sure to bring extra clothes, and a towel. And definitely comfortable sport shoes, because there'll be lots of walking, sliding and climbing. Oh, please avoid wearing white shoes, mine was black and white and I had to bleach my shoes just to get rid of the dirt, it was horrible. 

5. DON'T PANIC. If a monkey happens to screech at you, just relax because highly likely it wasn't towards you, you could be in the middle of a monkey brawl. You might trip and hit your head if you run.

6. ENJOY YOURSELF. Take your time there, go in the morning and come back in the evening. Take lots of pictures, calm yourself with all the greenery and enjoy dipping your feet in the pool. 

Alright, that's all for this post, thanks for reading and hope you have a good day!


In this post I would like to touch upon a question that I always hear while growing up, "What do you want to be?". It used to affect me a lot when I was younger, because I was one of those who had no idea what I want to be and what I want to do. Seeing all my friends knowing what they want was amazing, they were amazing. They know what they want and they're moving forward towards it, they were always one step-ahead of me... That's what I thought, it's not like that anymore though. Alhamdulilah those kind of feelings have decreased immensely as I grow up, part of it was thanks to my parents, they were the type to support everything that I do. Even when I had no idea what kind of career path I want to go for, they didn't panic nor did they blame me.
"It's okay, you're still young" 
"Don't worry, Allah swt has plans for you" 
"You'll find something soon, why are you so worried", 
these were the things they used to tell me (and they still do), and they were right. What was I so worried about, so what if I didn't know what I want to be, because to me that's something I have no control over. Yes, there are some people who know exactly what they want and they either have achieved it or are on their way to achieving it. But that's their path, that's their journey. Why was I so badly wanting to be where they're at? Why was I struggling to fit a square into a circle hole? It was probably because I had only looked at others and what they had achieved, it's true that if you have a goal you achieve lots of things along the way, I thought I had no goal at all, but I was wrong. I realized I was the type to have not just one goal, but tens and hundreds. After I achieve a goal, I would make a new one and head towards it. By the end of the day, I am moving forward, but just differently and that's okay. I've been trying to stop myself from looking at others and start looking at what I have achieved, it's good to look at others for inspiration but hey! you need to give yourself some credit too. Honestly my advice is, keep doing whatever it is that you do, be open-minded and don't be afraid to try out new things. Don't be afraid of failing and most importantly don't dwell on your failures, learn from it and move forward. By the will of Allah swt you'll get where you're supposed to be eventually.

So if you were to ask me this question now, my answer would still be the same, "I don't know". But what I know for now is that I want to be strong and happy, I want to be a person who's grateful no matter the situation and even though I don't have a clear view of where I'm heading I know for sure that I am on my way somewhere and with each step, my path gets clearer and clearer, and most importantly I ask Allah swt that whichever path we are on, it is the right path, a path that leads us nowhere other than Jannah, Ameen.

That's all for this post! Thanks for your time and I do hope this motivates you in any way :)