01 March 2013

28 February 2013

Handmade #2

Salam,

as long as I can remember i have always like doing crafts. I love the creativity and structure of doing something out of my bare hands. I used to do lots of paper crafts like cards, duty roster and things like that when i was in school. And since i moved to Germany i wanted to try sewing, so i bought myself the most basic and cheapest sewing machine i could find. It costs me 90 Euro. Still a lot of money, but it is the lowest price i could find.

My very fisrt sewing machine. The Singer 8280

After a couple of years with it, i am ready for a change actually. This one is fine for a beginner, but i think there are better machines that is affordable and better suit my needs.

I haven't sew that much actually, just a few bags here and there, a couple of prayer outfit (telekung), and a few skirts and blouse. But i am going to try quilting next. I discovered it a few months back and decided to give it a go. I have bought the fabrics i need, and now I  just to find time to start doing it. Pray for me will you.

Thanks and have a blessed day ahead!



21 February 2013

Reminiscence

Salam people,

i hope your day has been good so far. Mine has only actually begun a few hours, and i can tell that it would be a bit monotone today. So i thought i would write something here.

Often times i would be playing back a few scenes in my head about my past. Most of it would be me doing something stupid or embarrassing, because you know, i was a TEENAGER. When i was young and carefree, i think i could do anything i want and would not have to care what other people thinks about me. Sometimes i also did the exact opposite thing, only do what other people think is cool and don't even care what damages it could have done to my iman.

But actually that is where i was wrong, because Allah is always near and dear and in the end i would have to answer for every single thing i did. I pray that God forgives me and never let me be astray again. InsyaAllah.

And just for another point of view on this, you might want to check this out.

May Allah bless.



13 February 2013

Favorites #1

Salam,

it's been such a long time since i last write here. I've been meaning to but i guess the opportunity just slips away from me. Often, i have lots of ideas in my head of what i want to write about, but then i digress.
Anyhow, i really feel like writing today, so i have chosen to write simpler things.

So i am going to share a couple of my favorite movies. Both of them are about magic tricks, or the story behind the tricks.

First up is The Illusionist.

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It has Edward Norton playing a magician in late nineteenth century in Vienna. It is a love story with mystery and a little bit of suspense and history. I really like Jessica Biel's look in it.



Next is The Prestige.

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This movie is about the lives of two magician struggling to create a name for themselves. It is also filled with mystery and history. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman both did a great job portraying their character.


Out of the three magicians i really like Eisenheim. Which one is he you ask? Guess you have to watch to find out :)