Reunited with the Best Girls in the World

"Everyone hears what you say. 
Friends listen to what you say. 
Best friends listen to what you don't say."
                                                - Unknown

Salam ladies,

This month, alhamdulillah, I and my three best friends were able to reunite after one year.

Hijrah, Jurfaida and Monina
The girls in the photo above are my soul sisters from three different sets of parents. We were a group for more than a decade already. Ma sha Allah. Ever since we've bid farewell to highschool, we had to take different paths - going to different universities. 

On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur.

"We see well only with the heart."

Is it not a beautiful world if we only look beyond the imperfections of each us in our human nature? To love unconditionally is to accept each other's shortcomings. But before we can love another person, we must, first, learn to accept our own set of imperfections. When we do that, we learn to love ourselves and have courage in facing our daily struggles in life. After all, everyone of us is created lacking something. Only Allah, The Almighty, is perfect. 



What Do You Stand For?

Salam ladies,

I stand for clean and smoke-free air.

One of my pet peeves is smoke. I really don't like breathing it or even just smelling it from smokers' clothes. Aside from the foul odor, smoking can cause a lot of damages to everyone. This is why I stand for healthy lungs and body, both for smokers and second-hand smokers.


I have collaborated with http://standforinitiative.com to come up with an amazing project. This is a presale campaign for all amazing blog readers who have something to stand for.

Please visit my presale  campaign at http://presale.standforinitiative.com/lilpink/.

To get a view of some of the products available for you and your advocacy, here are some print-screened photos I did.

Chosen as Shea Rasol's Protégé

Assalamualaikum ladies.

Y'all may have known that I was chosen as one of the five protégés of my super duper idol, +shea rasol of myamethyst-shea.com. Well, that is if you have been following me on my social networks. If not, then the beans have been spilled.

I, together with four other girls from Southeast Asia, would be taught and guided by Shea herself in terms of modest fashion, blogging and whatnots. Does that sound awesome? It actually is. It took me a lot of courage to send an email to her. Plus, I was not expecting to be chosen. The other girls being more creative and stylish than I am, I feel like I am not only going to learn from Shea, but from these amazing girls altogether.

So, who are the chosen 5

Lia (Indonesia), Anisah (Malaysia), Syahira (Malaysia), Tiq (Singapore), Kai (Philippines)

International Summer Giveaway

Assalamualaikum.

Hey hey hey!


Summer is officially here. And guess what? Me and my girls are giving away lotsa fun this season! Alhamdulillah. You can win gift certificates and Paypal cash just by entering our giveaway. And guess what? It is international!!! Could it be any sweeter?

Three Things To Look For A Watch Company

These days, many people are in search of an absolutely amazing watch that will tell time and enhance the aesthetic appeal of their wardrobe. If you're currently looking for an excellent watch to fulfill these purposes, it's important that you make your purchase from a high quality company. To ensure that you can do so, make sure that you're looking for the following characteristics in the watch company:

1. Industry Longevity.

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Online Shopping Tips

I love online shopping just as I love going to boutiques. E-commerce is truly an invention that I most treasure. It doesn’t only save my time; I also can shop in my PJs at home while sipping tea after fajr (early morning prayer in Islam). However, as this innovation in shopping experience reached its zenith today, there are more people being scammed across the web on their purchases. Also, a lot of people are spending more than they should be on one item.

ONLINE SHOPPING?

For this post, I am going to give 3 tips which I always use before purchasing. Here we go.

Your White Prom

Who says you can't wear white to prom?

For this post, I have collected some really lovely dresses in white which you can wear to prom. Sometimes, girls tend to not use white to prom since they would look more like a bride. But, rest assured that the gowns I will be sharing to you are prom-worthy. Anyway, these dresses may not be hijabi-friendly. So, you should really look for ways on how to hijabify them (which I do most of the time when wearing clothes).

By the way, you can find the dresses below at prom dresses uk. I chose four white prom dresses to feature in this blogpost. Pick your bet, and post it one the comment box below.

http://www.cheap-dressuk.co.uk/aline-tulle-draping-high-low-satin-white-prom-dress-p-9340.html

First on the list is my personal pick! This A-line high-low satin white prom dress with tulle draping shouts simplicity and elegance all at once. I would wear this given that it will be more modest. It is very simple, yet, sophisticated. 

Japan Diaries: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Assalamualaikum.

Here is another post to my Japan Diaries series. ^___^



When you visit any country that has four seasons, one of the must-do is to experience snooooooow. We were waiting for the snow. As days passed without a trace of snow, we were really really down. Then, one early morning, as I was about to get ready, I saw the news that it was snowing. Alas, I ran to the balcony to check it. And it was!!! O_____O

When In Doubt, Wear Red to Prom

Good day lovelies. 

Have you noticed? I have been constantly posting about prom or wedding. and I am loving it! I just love looking at beautiful gowns. And I get giddy every time I stumble upon a website with lovely gowns. I already have, like, tons of gowns and prom dresses in my hard drive already. Haha! 

There are times when you literally don't know what to wear or the color of the dress to pick. Here's my tip. If you don't know what color to wear, I highly recommend wearing earthly colors, black and, of course, red. If you have forgotten, the color of the year is Marsala which is really close to red and maroon. So, for this year, you might wanna try this one. 

I've picked two lovely dresses from my favorite online shop where I get most of my gown inspirations from. If you want to check the website, here is the link: http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Prom-Dresses-14353/.

 Luxurious A-Line Beading Floor-Length Red Prom Dress

Speaking for my High School Alma Mater Baccalaureate Services

Assalamualaikum.


As I told in my social media accounts (instagramfacebooktwitter), there would be two speaking engagements for me this graduation season. The first one was for my elementary alma mater. And the second one is this one for my high school alma mater. Alhamdulillah.

Sad to say, I arrived late due to clerical error in my invitation. It was written in the invitation that the program shall commence on 8:30 am. However, it started 7:30. So, I was really really disappointed when I arrived and the processional was done. Anyway, what's done is done. Though, I was really really disappointed. Lesson learned. Always recheck with the coordinators about the whatnots of the program. 

Moreover, I almost cried during my speech because it was like reminiscing the past. It was like deja vu of my highschool graduation. And when the pinning of corsage to the parents was done, I couldn't anymore hold back. I cried. Ya Allah. 

Speaking for my Elementary Alma Mater Commencement Exercises

Assalamualaikum.


Yesterday, I was given a chance to speak before smart young minds, the graduates of the MSU TCTO CDC Laboratory Elementary School. This is the first wave of my speaking engagements for graduation ceremonies. I still have another next week, in sha Allah, I can deliver well.

With this event taking place in my life, I am crashing one item from my 30 things to do before turing 30 years old bucket list - to be the graduation ceremony guest speaker. Alhamdulillah. Just early this year, I have already crashed two items from the list. I give everything back to the Almighty. 

I was indeed nervous when I went to the stage yesterday. I prepared my speech beforehand, but I've never reread it nor practice. But, as I spoke, everything got into place. It was just like a casual conversation between friends. I am happy to be able to inspire young minds even though I don't have that much of experiences to share. 

I want to thank my elementary alma mater for giving this opportunity to me. Just like what I said in my speech. Alhamdulillah, I've done this!

Garden Faerie

Assalamualaikum lovelies. 

Here's a photo diary of my outfit last week. Indeed, summer is here. 
Hijab from Classic Crown Hijab Store
Top from Gaisano Iligan
Tanktop from Zamboanga City
Skirt from Cruella and Co
Sandals from Grendha


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Japan Diaries: Hijabi in Kimono

Assalamualaikum shin'ainaru-kun e.


When I went for a training in Japan, we were able to experience the Japanese way. Indeed, there is more to Japan than just technology. It is a mixture of modernity and tradition.

I've always wanted to wear the kimono. Alhamdulillah, what a better way to wear it than being able to do so in its country of origin? #toomuchblessings


There is an event in the place that we stayed, Hiroshima International Plaza, for the Kimono and Yukata wearing session. There were two sessions: Kimono came first for the girls because we were expected to do more picture-taking, and Yukata session for the boys came afterwards. The first kimono given to me was that of Ate She's (the dark blue one). But, being a pink addict like I am, I persuaded her to exchange kimono with me. hahaha Of course, we were taught about the process of wearing it which is a long and tedious one. T__T I still am so terrible at wearing the obi (kimono belt).


The entire experience was surreal. I can still remember the thrill I had when we are wearing it. This dress is just so perfect for hijabis. I sure would love to wear it again ... in Kyoto. heheh