23: the Receiving End

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

it's just another post bercerita. hope it benefits, one way or another :)

i can't deny that being able to read back on old posts of my birthdays somewhat is a blessing. cause i get to see and read back on what i have done, what i have received, and what my thoughts were back then. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. it's another year gone by for me; my 23rd year of living. but only a few years of truly knowing what life is about. so i guess i still have a long list of things i need to make up to, within Allah-Knows how much years i have left. (or hours/minutes/seconds?? huhu)

so as always, i'd find myself reading back my old posts i've written on my birthdays; some made me cringed. *i can be cheesy at times.heh* but in all 3 of them (i started this blog when i was 19), one thing i found in common, is that for every single birthday i had, it has always started with me being at the receiving end. 

and thus, this is what pushes me to do things a little differently this year. instead of the usual pura-pura-tak-tahu-dalam-bilik-and-tunggu-depan-facebook-sengih-tengok-well-wishes-pastu-pukul-12am-surely-housemates-masuk-bilik-bawak-cake-nyanyi-birthday, (which is something that still makes you smile from ear-to-ear no matter how typical it is.hehe) ; i wanted to start if off differently this year. hehe :) and so, i thought of starting off my special day with not being in the receiving end; which Alhamdulillah proves to make me happy just as much as the surprises i've had all the years before. 

*4 hours+ pulun kat dapuq. mwahaha. puas hati ku!*

lepas kenyang perut suka hati, it was way past midnight when i was back in my room. and i think it was the best time to pour my heart out with the start of my Day :)

thank You.
for the 23 years of living
for the 23 years of nikmat.
for the 23 years of happiness.

23 years of living; semoga dipanjangkan lagi in this road seeking for His Redha.
23 years of nikmat; semoga menjadi hamba yang lebih bersyukur.
23 years of wrongdoings; semoga diampunkan dosa-dosa, small or big, intentional or not.
23 years of ilmu; semoga diberkati, dan mampu tambahkan amal dan iman.
23 years have passed; how many are left? 
i dont know, but make the ones left as the ones that i am closest to You.
Aamiin ya Rabb.
(tolong Aamiinkan please?)

with بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
i want to start my new 'age' with some promises to make (and keep insyaAllah!);
 to be Hopeful; that He Grants me the best things in life; because He Knows, and i know not.
to be Happy; with whatever comes my way, because all things happen for a reason.
to be Thankful; of all things that i have gained in life, and stop looking at things i don't have.
to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend, a good partner;
all in all; a good Muslimah; 
something that everybody wants kan?

and this prayer goes out to everyone else too insyaAllah.
may He Ease, this road that we all take, which is to go back to our Home, Jannah;
and to be able to meet our Creator. Aamiin :)


ps. and more pictures to remind me of another awesome birthday i've had with beautiful people.

had an early Bulatan Gembira with lastnight's dishes. and off to the City for Lunch! :)

omnomnom. all de produzt eez available at Queen of Tarts,
area Nyonya, depan Dublin Castle, Dublin. :)
i chose pancake. not really good with making choices ;)

filling myself with sweet stuff.huhu~
gifts and cards: and yes, they gave me one that says: to my Lovely Wife. *hadoy*
lastly. meet Mr Bubu!! i fell in love seeing it last year.
and finally a year later, Ika and Pika bought it for me!! hehehe :P
ps: i realized now that it's a frog. but im puting that fact aside and will sleep with it everynight still.

Alhamdulillah. for another beautiful day.
ending this with a beautiful quote:

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. 
We don't love to be loved; we love to love. 
Leo Buscaglia

Stop expecting. start Giving.
yours truly;
Birthday Girl. ;)


Sher said...

Dear Yan, Happy, happy 23rd Birthday my dear. May you live a long and prosperous life. A life blessed by Allah..

Sorry this is a late wish.. ;)


Ms Shereen

izyan.ariff said...

@miss shereen

thank you Teacher. it's never too late. and Aamiin to all the prayers.
hope life is treating you well teacher! especially with a cute baby girl with you! comel sgttt~~

missing you much teacher.
keeping you in my prayers :)

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