Monday, July 28, 2014

My Eid 2014 in Bongao Tawi-Tawi

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Salams.

Before anything else, it is so funny that my blog received its highest daily visitors last July 26. And guess from what countries are my visitors? ISRAEL. Maybe they've been looking at my instagram because I have been promoting events for the #FreePalestine movement all over the Philippines. So, if anything ever happens to my account, you know who to blame. 

Moving on, EID MUBARAK MY DEAR READERS!!! How was your Eid? Mine? Read on.

 I had my Eid prayer this morning. It was amazing! It has been six years since my last Eid prayer in Bongao, my hometown. Ma shaa Allaah, it feels great to be back. ^___^

I just got okay from my flu this morning. Thus, I went to attend the prayer. I cannot afford not being able to attend the Eidl Fitr prayer. It comes only once a year. And it is the time that I thank Allaah for all the blessings he has been giving me. I went to prayer with my niece and nephew because apparently the people in our house cannot pray. Psh! Timing din talaga noh at nagsabay-sabay silang lahat? 

Despite the fact that there were only two of us in the ladies lane, it was an amazing experience. The khutbah was just promising. It encompasses everything about being a Muslim. The people are just as great and really abiding citizens. The fact that most people wore white was really heartwarming. Really. It felt different. I cannot say it in mere words. 

I also got the chance to meet my bestfriend from years back after the prayer. I was so happy I bumped into her. I also bumped into few other people: Ate Jen, Arnalyn, Kah Gigi, Kah Della and many others. It was so nice to beso beso all of you, people. 

Afterwards, we went to my uncles house just few blocks from ours. Then, we went to read Quran at my other uncle's tomb. 

I am so happy today. In sha Allaah, all my learnings in Ramadhan would continue for the next 11 months and would grow until the next Ramadhan. 






I and Szcharaffa




How cute is this kid? :)


My companions.

Kah Reddang, bez Khaila, Raffa and I

Cousins and Uncle and Aunt

Pamangkins. 



What I wore:
Pink Arya dress from Classiccrownhijabstore
Hijab from Brunei c/o Kah Buya
Hijab bling from Malaysia c/o bestfriend Nafiza
Luku/Telukung from Awwal St
Flats from Shoebox



Toodles, 

K


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Homecoming Dresses at DressV

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Our alma mater has done so many favors for us. We would not have reached our current status without the help of our professors, classmates, batchmates and friends. Truly, it is in our schools that we find our second home.

Thus, the idea of homecoming events came. Since our school served as our second home, our teachers as our second parents, our classmates and friends as our siblings, it is enough reason to go back and pay a visit.

Many schools organize homecoming events. Say for example, my university, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, had its 12th Grand Alumni Homecoming last July 12, 2014. It's sad to note that I wasn't able to attend due to distance constraints.

For events like this, looking for something to wear is always one of the problems of attendees. But fret no more because we can always look for beautiful vintage homecoming dresses at http://www.dressv.com which are inexpensive.



For those nonhijabis and nonMuslims, DressV is the place to be when you are looking for cocktail dress for your homecoming, prom, and wedding events. Of course, there are long gowns available there for Muslims like me, too. There is something for everybody at DressV. ^^

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Wedding Sale by DressWe

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Getting married is about the bond of two people. It is about strengthening that bond and making it a lifetime commitment. It is about love.

Nowadays, getting married gets more and more expensive day by day. One must be ready with the costs that comes with the wedding preparation until the wedding day. However, if one can find some cheaper alternative without even compromising the quality.

Say for example, the wedding gowns nowadays are getting pricey especially if you prefer the designer ones. But fret no more because http://www.dresswe.com has this awesome Dresswe 2014 cheap wedding dresses USA online promotion. Gowns in the US base of DressWe are now on sale to cater the American bride. 








In addition, for the bride's maids and other guests, DressWe is also holding a Dresswe cheap special occasion dresses hot sales. So, everyone who will be attending the wedding will not have to spend so much on their dresses. Rather, they can allot their money to some other things as well.




These promotions are for a limited number of days only. So, grab your pieces now.




You see, there is no need for an extravagant wedding. The sole purpose of getting wedded is not to be among the most expensive wedding. It is to celebrate the commitment that two people had promised each other.

Good luck and best wishes to all the couple getting married this month. ^___^

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 Ways to Style the Instant Flowing Hijab from Hijabi Soul-Designs [Photo Tutorials]

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Few weeks ago, I received these cool items specifically a sort of loop instant hijab, crown headpiece, and chained brooches from Hijabi Soul-Designs.  Of course, I was really eager to try them on already. I wore the hijab to the office for the first time last week. Some of my officemates thought it was pretty. I had played around with the crown headpiece as well.


Pieces sent to me.
photo from Hijabi Soul-Designs

I promised my good friend, Jannah, who is the owner of Hijabi Soul that I'd create looks for this hijab since it is kind of different. As you can see, it looks like a ready-to-wear hoodie kind of hijab. You can wear it like what is shown in the photo above, or you may beg to differ with the styles I created. ;)

I've been meaning to shoot a video tutorial for this, however, my internet connection at the moment won't let me upload big files. So nah. Anyway, here are 3 photo tutorials I made for this hijab alone:

I like to call these tutorials 3 ways to wear the instant hijab as non-instant. hahaha

Hijab Tutorial #1


Results: 



Hijab Tutorial #2

Result:





Hijab Tutorial #3

Result:




I hope you like the tutorials as much as I loved making them. I really do hope my internet connection would be better soon. In sha Allaah.

Travel Wishlist: Morocco

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There are various places in the world that I want to visit. Ever since as a child, I have been fascinated with stone houses and arab+african decoratives. I think, this is perfectly put into one country - Morocco. 

Morocco was first introduced to me as a child. The Muslims of Mindanao were called Moros by the Spaniards, thus, retained until today. The reason why the Spaniards calls us so is because they have a similar comparison of our beliefs, tradition and culture with the Muslims in Morocco. If you visit Philippines, you sure would hear a lot of Bangsa Moro (Moro Nation) especially with the presence of the Bangsamoro Agreement. 

Anyway, going back to Morocco. 

I've done a little research of the said country. And here are some spots to head on when I get myself there.

1. Marrakech - Djemaa El-Fna


It is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. In this city, you will find the Djemaa El-Fna which is the top tourist spot in the said country. By day, it is a convergence of those snake charmers and people with monkeys. However, as the day comes to an end, the food stalls start to fill in. 

So take note to go to Djemaa El-Fna at dusk. 

2. Chefchaouen


I have always loved white stone houses arranged in such an orderly manner like those in Greece. Since I am more into Islamic culture, Chefchaouen is a much better option. It is a gorgeous mountain city in northeastern Morocco, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rif Mountains, is filled with white-washed homes with distinctive, powder-blue accents. In this place you will find a great shopping experience. That - I am looking forward to. 

3. Erg Chebbi
 
When you go to Africa, be sure to step on the Sahara. An that's the best thing about going to Morocco. You can experience the beauty of the dunes of Erg Chebbi which is a part of the Sahara. The awe-inspiring dunes are as high as 150 meters tall, and one certainly feels small in their shadows. Erg Chebbi special feature is its beautiful unique orange colored sand.

4. Ait Benhaddou


If you are more into the ancient Islamic Africa, then Ait Benhaddou is most likely the best option to spend the vacation. It is one of Ouarzazate’s fortified cities along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. In fact, this magnificent place has been featured in several movies already.

5. Fes el Bali
 
Done with all the polution and automobiles in the cities, Fes el Bali boasts as the largest carfree city in the world. It s a nearly intact medieval city.Transports of goods is provided by donkeys, carriages, and motorbikes. The entire medina is surrounded by high walls with a number of historic city gates. A number of shops and restaurants have a rooftop terrace which is a great way to escape the bustling streets.


Isn't Morocco such a beauty? It is a mixture of all things that makes me happy. Ma sha Allaah, I would love to go and live there. ^^ 

I would blog more about beautiful places in the world, in sha Allaah, of course, those that I want to travel to. ^____^ 


Toodles,

K

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Subscribe to My Youtube

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My Youtube account has been stagnant for almost a year now. I don't have that much time in my hands to shoot and upload videos. To add up to that, the current status of my internet connection is a pain too. Anyhow, I am looking forward to updating my YT account again in the coming days. For that, please hover to my YT account and click SUBSCRIBE.


I have hijab tutorials, vlogs, makeup and many more vanities uploaded there. Here is a sample of what you will be seeing in my YT account:



The video above amazed me so much because it garnered like 38,000 views. Lol. I just uploaded it and it garnered around 37000 views in the year of upload. I think somebody posted it on their website, and took it down after some time. haha

So, please subscribe to my YT and be my inspiration to create videos again. ^___^


Toodles,

K


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Maroon and Blues

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Just outside our office, the radio station is located. And during the whole brownout season, it did not serviced. It was just the right moment for me to take photos of myself in the booth. :D Thanks to my officemate who is always ready to capture my vain moments. 








Boyfriend Polo from thrift store in Iligan
Faded gray pants from Forever21
Square Hijab from Awwal, Bongao
Eiffel Tower necklace from Divisoria
Shoebox Flats




Toodles!

K



 
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