Thursday, December 31, 2020

The LaSt DaY of 2020

Alhamdulillah, I never would have thought that I could be here today right here and right now typing this post on my blog. This year has been such a crazy journey. Who would have thought that 2020 is the year that Coivd-19 pandemic hit the world and instantaneously everything was put on hold. If I can sum up my year it would be healing and mindful. I really have to focus my energy on right now, appreciate and be thankful for this moment. One thing I learned was in a blink of an eye your life can changed forever. 



SoMe RaNdOm ThINgs in 2020


( in no particular order)

- my youngest is entering standard 3 in a few days
- I am still using my Kindle Oasis to read ebooks. I having been using it for three years now
- I finally choose INTENTIONAL  as my one little word for 2021
- I set reading goals to read 20 books and I have achieved this goal this year. I read some amazing books this year
- In March, the whole country was in locked down - school closed, non essential economy closed, school closed - we have to stay at home to stay safe. I have mixed feeling about it: scared, happy, thankful, lonely, hurt, anxious and many more. 
- I meet my soulmate 
- I got engaged
- So many rules and so many revised policy to join Program PAKKP. It was so inconvenient to impose during Covid time.


- First time ever submission for Program Hakmilik IKBS closed early (August)
- Both of my kids entered University almost at the same time
- I have to cancel my Umrah for this year.
- I subscribed to Disney + and HBO Max this year
- This is the first time ever that I did not watch any movie in cinema
- I got promoted and move to a new ministry. I love my new place 
- I discovered lofi music on youtube
- Taylor Swift released two new album this year - folklore and evermore
- Covid-19 positive cases reached up to 2,500 a day and people seems immune to it. Malaysia have reached more than 100,000 accumulative positive cases. Unbelieveable
- I have never missed travelling so much
- my youngest stay at home more than he goes to school
- online school is definitely not ready for primary school student. 
- I discovered new TV series - Virgin River, Station 19, FBI Most Wanted, Man with a Plan
- working at home seems to be the norm now

 I can ramble on and on about things that happened to me this year and the lists will be super long.


Check out my lists last year - 2019

I would love to wish all my readers HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for being a part of hanizeyecandy journey. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!




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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

One Little Word Journey so far

I have been enjoying participate in One Little Word since 2011, some year I joined the workshop and some year I just choose the world and really try to live my word each year. 

 My One Little Word that I choose in the last nine years were:

This year I choose Mindful as my word, I wanted to blog about this word at least once a month and then pandemic hit , all plans thrown out the window. Some how it is difficult to do anything else when people all over the world are dying. 
I still stay true to my word and try very hard to be mindful. Be grateful for this moment right now. I am alive, happy, healthy and wealthy.

Now as always, in December I already thing about my one little word for 2021. What I want to investigate and make it as a theme for 2021. On top of my head I am thinking about refresh, intentional, grow, beautiful :- these are all of the words I would love to explore.

I am also thinking of joining One Little Word 2021 workshop, hosted by Ali Edwards. She is such a great teacher and inspiring scrapbooker. I love her style and her work


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

And then suddenly it's December

And suddenly it's December of 2020. What a year! This year has been a weird year. Not just for me, I think for the whole world. Suddenly without warning, pandemic hit us and shut down the world. It is a hard year to describe. Covid-19 is a creature that we cannot see with our eyes and yet it has killed thousands of people all around the world. The world is definitely going through cleansing phase. It has been more then a year, and there is no sign that this pandemic is going away any time soon.

As for me, a lot of my plans have been canceled and I just didn't feel like doing all the goals that I have set in the beginning of the year. It's ok too. We make plan but the best planner in the world is Allah. I still feel like 2020 is the best year yet for me and my family.

Life this week


  • clean up my closet. I need to reboot/refresh my look for 2021
  • show up for my life
  • I want to write more. Where is my Dayone app? I have not been consistent with journaling and I need to do this again
  • apply for my annual leave. 
  • make a plan to visit my parents sometime this month
  • finished listening to "The Guest List" by Lucy Foley on audible. I have two credits in my audible account and I need to find more interesting book to read in 2021
  • I am so thankful that I finished reading more than 20 books in 2020
  • choose my one little world for 2021. I have a few words that I am thinking about right now - refresh- grow- breath - intentional. I haven't made up my mind yet. Some how I have a feeling that next year is going to be different.
  • register for One Little word workshop for 2021. I need to be more intentioanl with my word. Hemm maybe intentional is the right word for 2021
  • how about a photo a day until end of the year
  • focus on healing my body, my mind and my spirit
  • obsessing over Folklore and Evermore by Taylor Swift

Overall I am enjoying the rest of 2020 and I am also looking forward to 2021


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Day 15 and Day 16 : ramadandaily

DAY 15 and Day 16: #ramadan2020
08.05.2020: Friday and 09.05.2020: Saturday

Day 52 PKP / MOC  and Day 53 /MOC


I just love the freedom of this type of memory keeping. I can do two days a page, or one day a page or three days a page. It doesn't really matter.

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Day 13 and 14: ramadandaily

DAY 13 and Day 14: #ramadan2020
06.05.2020: Wednesday and 07.05.2020: Thrusday

Day 50 PKP / MOC  and Day 51 /MOC



Suddenly I felt like making a art / journal on my iPad. I just realised that I have not make one for 2020 and I don't even remember why. I think for the next few days I am going to be busy catching up on some memories from a previous month.

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Day 12: Ramadandaily [Birthday Edition]

DAY 12: #ramadan2020
05.05.2020: Tuesday

Day 49 PKP / MOC 



Happy 23rd Birthday to my eldest son. He was born 23 years ago today. I am so thankful that I have him in my life. He was my first born and everything with him is the first for me too. I became a mother for the first time with him. Now he is a young adult, already working and helping me out. There's nothing much that we can do during this pandemic but one thing I insist on doing is taking birthday photos.

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Monday, May 4, 2020

Day 11: Ramadandaily

DAY 11: #ramadan2020
04.05.2020: Monday

Day 48 PKP / MOC 



It's another day in May and in Ramadan. At this point in time, day is just another day. Weekend and Week days feels the same. Today is the day that Malaysia lifted the MOC order and imposed Condition MCO. I am not really sure what the implication will be like but I know that life that I know will be very different. My office still implement Work From Home policy which I think is good and can be implemented because doing your work well does not tied in to be physically present. I hope that this pandemic will disappeared and can have our life back. I do missed going to work and go to the mall but for now I just have to be caution and alert. 


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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Day 10: Ramadandaily

DAY 10: #ramadan2020
03.05.2020: Sunday

Day 47 PKP / MOC 


Today is the first Sunday of May 2020. It doesn't look like the statistic of Covid-19 infected patient is going down any time soon. Today it's 122 new cases. Tomorrow we are facing with a new challenges because a lot of shops and offices open for business but have to follow a strict Standard Operating Procedure. I am not sure if Malaysian are ready for that but I do hope that people are more aware and conscious about the danger of Covid 19. School are still closed, I am so thankful for that because I don't feel comfortable sending my son to school.

Today I decided to take a photo of myself. It has been a while since I was in front of the camera. I have not dress up or ware any makeup for more than a month now. I just don't feel the need to do so. I am thankful that I still have the motivation to be in front of the camera. Day 10 of Ramadan is looking good and I am so thankful that I got to experience Ramadan for what it is and not get distracted with Eid Celebration.
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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Day 09: Ramadandaily

DAY 09: #ramadan2020
02.05.2020: Saturday

Day 46 PKP / MOC 


The second week of Mei is not done yet, and there's so many conflicting lingering around the virtual world. I don't want to comment much but I still enforce MOC to my kids, not going to the market more than one person and go out only when necessary determine my mom (a.k.a - ME). The threat is still out there. Enough said.

Anyway, I totally forgot that today should be weekend (is there such thing as weekend anymore?), all the days seems to blur. Work from home is not 9-5 but when deemed necessary by management regardless days and time. I think that's fair because we don't usually start working when we are supposed to work and we still have to juggle between week and home life.

I am so happy and thankful that I have these little gadgets that makes work form home possible and a lot of fun. I am glad that in the beginning of the year I have bought 27" monitor, magic keyboard 2 and magic mouse 2 for my destop setup. Right now I am obsess watching Desktop / Desk setup for macbook pro on youtube. I think I might need to have a macbook stand / dock so that I can have more space on my desk. Hemm I am also thinking of buying new desk and alex drawer from IKEA just to upgrade my setup. I need to do some budgeting because I can't buy all of them at once.
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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Friday, May 1, 2020

Day 08: Ramadandaily

DAY 08 : #ramadan2020
01.05.2020: Friday

Day 45 PKP / MOC 




I decided to try Disney plus after my brother suggested it. I am not sure if I am going to like it because I suspect the content probably will be more tailored to kids and young adults. This channel is free to try for a week and after that it will cost your USD6.99 per month. I have to make a decision in five days about this channel.
So far I've watched The World according to Jeff Goldblum and I like it. I am not a fan of Star Wars so having a lot of Star Wars content does not excite me. I see that Marvel is here and that's why there's a lot of Marvel content on Netflix has been pulled out.

#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Day 07: Ramadandaily

DAY 07 : #ramadan2020
30.04.2020: Thursday

Day 44 PKP / MOC 



My 2nd gen Apple TV broke down last month during the lockdown. It was hard not to have an Apple TV even though I can consume all my media on an iPad or laptop. I plan to hold of on my buying the new Apple TV until after MOC but decided not do so because I have no idea when everything will go back to normal.
So I order a new 4K Apple TV on apple website and I received it in less then 4 days. That was fast considering what is happening right now. So right now I am at home enjoying my new purchased, installing and configuring everything.
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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Day 06: Ramadandaily

DAY 06 : #ramadan2020
29.04.2020: Wednesday

Day 43 PKP / MOC 



I am loving my day so far. I love stay in at home. There are so many things that I can do at home. I really love staying with my kids especially this little boy. To him life feels the same because I am here. To him, I am his whole world. I don't know how long will this last but I am going to cherish every minute of it. So far he is doing ok performing fasting this year. The first day was the toughest for him but on the six day, fasting has become his norm. Alhamdulillah.

The beauty of this Ramadan is there's no varieties of food on the table. I keep things simple. So far this is the best Ramadan ever.
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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Day 05 : Ramadandaily

DAY 05 : #ramadan2020
28.04.2020: Tuesday

Day 42 PKP / MOC 



I love listening to Taylor Swift playlist on Spotify while doing some creative work. Her songs somehow inspired me and give me energy especially when it comes to creative work. I love my current setup, where I used my old ipad mini as my audio player and my e-reader. Even though this ipad was 5 years old, it still does what it supposed to do. I have about an hour before I have to stop working and start cooking for iftar.

I am loving my Ramadan so far and I am so thankful that I am here and well to experience Ramadan during pandemic and every one is order to stay at home.

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Monday, April 27, 2020

Day 04: ramadandaily

DAY 04 : #ramadan2020
27.04.2020: Monday

Day 41 PKP / MOC 



It's another great Monday morning, the last Monday in April. In a few days May will greet us with new hope and new beginning. I am so thankful that I have my health and my family. I am also thankful that I have iPad and Apple Pencil. These two devices make digital journaling and digital planning so much fun. I just finished journaling yesterday memories. I like throw things around, doodling and journaling without any specific structure.
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#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindful

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Day 03: ramadandaily [ Birthday Boy ]

DAY 03 : #ramadan2020
26.04.2020: Sunday

Day 40 PKP / MOC 



I am so happy and thankful that today my baby born turned 8 years old. I can;t believed how fast he grows up. Today he perform fasting like the rest of us. All he wanted for his birthday is for me to download a gam for him. Hehehe..
We are still under MOC and there's nothing I can do about that. I told him that we will KIV his birthday celebration when MOC has been lifted.

So today we, dress up and went outside to capture the day he turned 8 years old. It feels great to feel sun and wind on your face. 



Some of the facts about him

  • He is definitely much more older and wiser. I can't treat him like a baby any more
  • He recite Quran daily with me during this lockdown
  • He still sleep with his iPad
  • He able to perform fasting from dusk till dawn
  • Most of his clothing are outdated and small. I need to buy him new clothes when things are back to normal
  • He seems to enjoy his time at home with me and the rest of the family
  • His hair is getting longer and longer. I wanted to cut it but he refused to let me touch his hair

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita
#bemindul

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Day 02 : Ramadandaily

Alhamdulillah today is the second day of Ramadan.

DAY 02 : #ramadan2020
25.04.2020: Saturday

Day 39 PKP / MOC 



I love the feeling early in the morning where everyone is still sleeping and you are the only one awake. You feel like you can do anything without any distraction from anybody. So my plan for today is to do some digital house keeping on my laptop and my iPad and do some digital scrapping, digital coloring and learn drawing on Procreate app. Today is going to be a creative day for me.

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita

Friday, April 24, 2020

Ramadan Daily : The First Day

I am so happy and grateful that I am alive, happy and healthy today. Alhamdulillah I am able to fast during the month of Ramadan. Yes, today is the first day of Ramadan and that means the fasting month for Muslim all over the world.
Happy Ramadan and may this month brings lost of barakah and happiness to everyone

DAY 01 : #ramadan2020
24.04.2020: Friday

Day 38 PKP / MOC 



This is the year that the while take a pause and take stock of what is important. - Health, Food, Shelter, Water, Electricity and Internet. We have been ordered to stay at home ( Movement Control Order [MOC] imposed my our government to flatten the curve of Covid 19 Pandemic). The MOC started on 18th Mac 2020 and I think it will continue until after Eid. I am so glad that I can stay at home with my children. We don't have to go to work and we can easily work from home. I think if we are more prepare we can definitely make work from home the norm.

Some facts that I wanted to document:
1- As an introvert, staying at home is a dream come true
2- Managing time is so much more important so that you can get things done in due time
3- I know that one day I will have the inspiration to cook. Who would have thought that 2020 is the year
4- My travel for Umrah postpone due to Covid 19 pandemic
5- China was the first country infected with Covid 19 and now USA has become the first country that has the most infected patient 866395 
6- Oh by the way our new Prime Minister is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
7- Tun Mahathir resigned from being our Prime Minister in February 2020. 
8- I am obsessed with coloring app agian - Lake and Pigment
9- I am learning Procreate app on my iPad Pro and I am loving it
10- Online learning is so much fun. I just need to set a time to sit down and choose which course I want to learn first

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#stayathome
#staysafe
#kitajagakita

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Workout I do during MOC 2020

Hello everyone. Hope that everybody is healthy and happy. Yesterday our Prime Minister announced that Movement Control Order (MOC) will be extended until 28th April 2020. I am so thankful with the announcement because daily statistics people get infected are still rising.

I am going to take this opportunity to do exercise at least 6 times a day. I usually was very tired at the end of working day. Now all I have is time and I can do more than 40 minutes workout everyday.

Right now I am enjoying working with youtube videos because I kinda bored with the workout videos in my collection. It's good to mix things up and surprise your body.

My Favorite workout videos at the moment are:

1. Les Mills BodyCombat Workout #12




2. Les Mills Bodycombat Workout #14




3. Dance Like Nina




4. 1 Week Flat Stomach Workout



5. How to Lose Arm Fat




6.  Get Ripped Slim and Lean by Jari Love




There are so many workouts on youtube right now that you can try. I hope you enjoy my selections and maybe you can share some of your favourites workout on youtube at the moment that I can try.

#stayathome
#staysafe
#bemindful
#behappy

Thursday, April 9, 2020

#thursday3 - 09.04.2020

The Movement Control Order is almost comes to an end here in Malaysia. I do hope the government will extend this order until after Eid Mubarak. I don't think I am ready to let my son to school when there's still new cases of Covid-19  discovered every single day. It only take one kid to be positive and spread the disease all of school and all over the community. That is so scary. I think in a moment like this health is the most important thing in the world.



HERE ARE MY PHOTO AND FACTS FOR THIS WEEK

#thursday3

1- I just finished doing my workout for today. I did Cardio 1 from 22 minutes Hard Corps by Tony Horton. 

2- I have finished reading The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer and almost finished with Lightning by Dean Koontz. I love Lightning and then again I love stories about time travel.

3- I am loving my life right now. The introvert in me really love this social distancing and self isolation. I love doing my own thing. I do crave human interaction in small doses. luckily I have all of my children with me.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Star Trek : Picard


I just started to watch this new star trek franchise - Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access. I totally hooked on the first episode. Jean-Luc Picard is definitely my favourite character on Star Trek as well as Seven of Nine.

This show set up 18 years after Picard retired from Star Trek. I can't believe that Patrick Stewarts is 79 years old and he is healthy enough to resume his iconic role in this new Star Trek Franchise.


I am currently on Season 1 Episode 3 and I can't seem to stop from binge watch the whole season. I am excited to know that there will be a season 2. Yes!!!

I highly highly highly recommend this TV series. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

What I have been up to?

just a little bit facts about me today:

* I missed the ritual of getting ready and going for work
* I am feeling happy and thankful that me and my children are alive, happy and healthy
* it's April 07, 2020 and the world is taking a pause from doing harm to the environment
* I make an effort to talk to my family during this difficult times
* I am so thankful that no matter what I always have everything that I need and want
* I am so glad that I have extra time do scarpbook again
* I get a chance to learn Procreate and learn to draw on my iPad
* I have more time to exercise. Now I can do 45 - 60 minutes workout without have to worry about time
* I am so thankful that I am exactly where I am supposed to be
* I am so thankful that my live is getting better and better. I love my life
* I am so thankful that I learned a lot about myself in the last few years of being on my own
* I am finally get a chance to watch Star Trek Next Generation on Netflix. I used to love this TV series. And being sucked into their world is so much fun
* Affirmation works
* Covid-19 pandemic is happening all over the world. Highly contagious and deadly too. May Allah protect us all.

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#stayhome
#staysafe
#bemindful

Monday, April 6, 2020

10 Binge Worthy TV Show on Netflix


If you are like me stuck at home and have a lot of free time it's time to binge watch all those tv shows. I love stories for as long as I can remember, I used to consumed stories from books and over the years I consumed most of the stories from TV shows and movies. 

So for today post I have top 10 TV shows I think worth your time to watch back to back

Here are my lists in no particular order.

#1) Star Trek the Next Generations - I just got a chance to start watching this show on Netflix. It has 7 seasons and each seasons is more than 23 episodes. I do remember how much I love this show and I am so happy now I can rewatch this show from the begining




#2) The Big Bang Theory - How can I not love this tv series. I am currently rewatching the show and this makes me happy. This show is about four scientist friends daily lives and how they interact with each other and other humans. So funny.



#3) FRIENDS - This is the only tv shows that I think I can watch over and over again and I can still laugh.



#4) Gilmore Girls - oooo I love love this show. Gilmore Girls has drama, comedy and heart warming good feeling. I wish I could live in that town- Star Hollow.



#5) Brooklyn Nine Nine - What can I say, I love cop tv shows and I also love comedy. Need I say more? Believe me when I say, you cannot stop watching this show once you start.



#6) Charmed (2019) - I never thought I'm going to love the reboot of Charmed. Once I get to know the characters, I can easily get sucked into the witchy world.


#7) Buffy the Vampire Slayer - I love this show and I can watch it over and over again. I love a show about powerful female character. 



#8) Star Trek Voyager - Another star trek tv shows that I really enjoy. I can watch this show over and over again. The idea of a starship stuck seventy five years light speed away from Alpha Quadrant is really interesting to me. I love all of the characters in this show especially Seven.



#9) Pretty Little LiarsFour friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend. I was hooked from the very first episode of this TV series. I have never read the book series, so I didn't have any expectation.



#10) Black MirrorAn anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. I only got a chance to watch a few episodes from this series. So during this down time I am going to watch this series starting from Season 1.



I am so happy and thankful that I have a fast internet connection and watching Netflix on my devices with easy and effortless. I love love this time that I have to do anything I love.

There are also a few of new TV shows on Hulu and CBS that I currently watching weekly
like:
1- 911
2- The Voice - ahhh Nick Jonas .. I love him
3- Little Fires Everywhere - I am still trying to get into the vibe of the show
4- Breakout Kings
5- Greys Anatomy Season 15
6- Carol's Second Act
7- Man With A Plan
8- FBI


So do you have any tv series that you think I might like? Let me know.
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