It was a last minute decision to join my two very closed cousins for lunch. One of them suggested that we met at T3 Changi for lunch but I was not sure if I could make it as I need to send Affandy to school. But somehow I decided to join them. Right after I sent Affandy to school, I hailed a taxi and headed to T3. From Woodlands to Changi Airport, taxi fare $19.40. Because of you cousins, I sanggup you…. 😀
But it’s so worth it as one of them gave us a lunch treat. A BIG lunch treat. Soup of the day, set meal, free-flowing of salads and ice cream!
I wrote this before but I’m gonna to write this again. I HEART my two cousins!! No, it’s not because of the free lunch. We are very close since we were very young. Daily lives and marriage lives do not keep us apart. These two persons know me inside out. We can talk about anything and everything. We can criticize and kutuk one another all that we care. We may have differences in opinions but we are always honest about our feelings and thoughts. We may have hard feelings towards one another but it always won’t last long. We will be normal and crazy the next moment.
The three of us have a project in mind for the moment. We even plan to recce together. I am so excited about this. Girls outing again.
After three years of usage, one of my Canon lens for my 60D is faulty. Error message kept popping up, asking to check and clean the lens. Even after checking and cleaning, the error appeared again. It’s so irritating.
So I decided to send it for service. I’m so used to have Hubby chauffeuring me here and there, but since he has to work, I went to Canon Service Centre on my own. Just imagine, from Woodlands all the way to Harbour Front.
It’s confirmed that the lens is faulty. But I shocked to know that the repair cost is $160 without GST!! Even the counter staff agreed that it’s expensive. For the moment, I could not decide what to do. I asked the staff for advise, he simply said “up to you.” And Hubby was not around to decide for me. Should I send for repair or get a new lens. Getting a new lens is so tempting, I tell you. But reality checked, it’s between need and want. So my conscience told me to go ahead with the repair. New lens can wait.
The lens will be ready in 5 working days. Just enough time for my photo shoot session for a wedding on next weekend. Hopefully I’ve made the right decision to repair.
Alhamdulillah. I am blessed to be under the wings of millions of angels and the lovers of Rasullullah S.A.W at Masjid Al-Khair this morning. Met lots of my Muslim sisters there.
Just to share some pearls given by Al-Fadhil Al-Ustaz Hasbi Hassan hafizahullah.
Amalan kerohanian bagi mempelajari ilmu dan menghadapi peperiksaan :-
- Kita perlukan teman-teman rohani untuk menguatkan rohani
- Teman-teman rohani yang paling baik adalah para malaikat
- Amalan untuk mendapatkan teman dari para malaikat. Bacalah tiga ayat pertama Surah Al-An’am.
لْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَجَعَلَ الظُّلُمَاتِ وَالنُّورَ ۖ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ يَعْدِلُونَ
Segala puji tertentu bagi Allah yang menciptakan langit dan bumi dan menjadikan gelap dan terang; dalam pada itu, orang-orang kafir menyamakan (sesuatu yang lain) dengan tuhan mereka.
ۖ وَأَجَلٌ مُّسَمًّى عِندَهُ ۖ ثُمَّ أَنتُمْ تَمْتَرُونَ
Dialah yang menciptakan kamu dari tanah, kemudian Dia tentukan ajal (kematian kamu) dan satu ajal lagi yang tertentu di sisiNya (iaitu masa yang telah ditetapkan untuk dibangkitkan kamu semula pada hari kiamat); dalam pada itu, kamu masih ragu-ragu (tentang hari pembalasan).
ۖ يَعْلَمُ سِرَّكُمْ وَجَهْرَكُمْ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تَكْسِبُونَ
Dan Dialah Allah (yang disembah dan diakui kekuasaanNya) di langit dan di bumi; Dia Mengetahui apa yang kamu rahsiakan dan apa yang kamu lahirkan dan Dia juga Mengetahui apa yang kamu usahakan.
It’s indeed a Good Friday and a blessed one, too.
Since it’s a public holiday, Hubby treated us breakfast at McDonalds, which was a very rare occasion. I wish we have more public holidays fall on weekdays so we can do this more often. Having breakfast outside is simply different from having lunch or dinner. Maybe it’s because of the morning sun, I believe :D.
While waiting for Hubby and Affandy got back from their Friday prayers, the girls and I watched DVDs.
After asar, we headed to Masjid Omar Salmah to attend the gathering organized by Darul Fikrah. We had barbecue and durians extravaganza! Not a fan of raw durians but I enjoyed watching my fellow brothers and sisters eating them.
Some pics to share…..
I really heart the Anak-Anak Cinta Rasul. Love their performance tonight. Full of love for Rasullullah S.A.W and full of energy.
Conversation with my young man during our walk to the school just now.
Affandy : “Ummi, how to know if animals are Malay, Indian or Chinese?”
Me : “Huh? Animals do not have race. So there’s no Malay, Indian or Chinese animals.”
Affandy : “But all animals are Islam right?”
Me : “How do you know that?”
Affandy : “Because Allah makes the animals, that’s why they are Islam.”
I really wanted to ask his opinion about Allah creates other races yet why they do not embrace Islam. But I stopped myself. I’m scared to know the reply from him. I don’t know why. For now, let the topic stop at Islamic animals…… 😀