Saturday, 31 March 2012

Global March To Jerusalem : Malaysian Edition

Last night I attended the 'Global March To Jerusalem' together with my girls Maria, Lyna and Yani. It was such an emotional night. We were angry, shouting and chanting, we laughed, we cried. All in one night. A night where people of different races, different religions, came together for one single purpose, to free Palestine. To bring the world's attention to Israel's assault on the city's history and culture, and it's impending lost as a center of Islam and Christianity. It was such a beautiful thing to see Buddhist, Christians, Hindus and majority of Muslims that night showing their support. People need to realize that this is not a religious issue. IT IS A HUMAN'S RIGHT ISSUE. No human being on this planet deserves to be a prisoner in their own home. Imagine you're on the net, munching your fave midnight snack, listening to your fave jam, then suddenly a bunch of strangers come crashing into your room and beat up your family members, chase you out of your own home that you've been living in all these years, and kill your parents for defending you and your siblings. That's exactly what the Palestinian people are suffering from, while we're here doing nothing and complaining about our so-called miserable lives which is nothing compared to the amount of suffering and violence that they witness everyday. So I hope you can spend some time to watch THIS VIDEO and try to understand the pain these Palestinian people go through.

Before the event started, the Muslims performed congregational Maghrib prayer in the stadium
Lyna, Le me and Maria
The Palestinian brothers and sisters marching in the stadium
Hosts of the night, Ally Iskandar and Iman Dzulkefly

The thousands of people who came to show their support.




Alhamdulillah, by the end of the event, we managed to raise more than RM 50 000.00 in return to help our Palestinian brothers and sisters. May Allah protect them from all evil doings. "From the rivers to the see, Palestine will be free". Beautiful night that ended in tears:') Allahuakbar!!

 


FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL BE FREE  !

FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL BE FREE  !! 

FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL.. BE.. FREE  !!! 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Creativity & The Spiritual Path

I was informed by the lovely Shahirah Elaiza a.k.a Sha about this amazing upcoming event but unfortunately I won't be able to join because I will be in Sabah at the timeT_T. I feel like I would really enjoy and benefit from this event, and if I could be at two places in one time, this is definitely the place to be! so for those of you who DO have the time, I would highly recommend that you take part in the event while tickets last!



For the first time in Malaysia and hosted by the one and only 


an Australian graphic designer, photographer and artist who has worked with the likes of 

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Sami Yusuf and Usama Canon. 





Creativity and the Spiritual Path (CSP) is an ongoing series of events designed to nurture and cultivate creativity among Muslims around the globe, both individually and collectively. CSP has been described as “a gathering of conversations” reflecting a renewed interest in artistic and creative endeavors undertaken by Muslims everywhere. The intention of CSP events is to facilitate dialogue and activities relevant to Artists, Designers, Musicians, Directors, Writers, Thinkers and creative types. The specific format for the events involves a series of presentations, discussion panels and spiritual talks from culturally-relevant Islamic scholars. To date five events have been held in Australia, Canada and the United States. They have helped to showcase both experienced professionals and rising talents across a spectrum of creative disciplines in the global Muslim community, offering unique opportunities to learn, share and connect.






Creativity & The Spiritual Path: Kuala Lumpur


Venue: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah Perdana, KL 


Date: Saturday 7 April 


Time: 8.30am - 5pm 


Price: RM70 (forum only) / RM100 (forum + lunch)


Creativity & The Spiritual Path Dinner 


Venue: Sime Darby Convention Center, 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, KL


Date: Sunday 8 April

Time: 7 pm 


Price: RM150 (dinner) / RM200 (forum with lunch + dinner)







Clearly an exclusive event not to be missed. Tickets are selling fast. Register online today!





Ticket enquiries: info@taatfoundation.org / 03 2166 6300 / 016 2258 311 (Amie) 


General enquiries: sharifah@crescentcollective.org - 017 6164020




For other information please visit Creativity and the Spiritual Path: Kuala Lumpur 






Till then! xx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Winter In Beijing [Part 2]

Hello again..! this is part 2 of my brief trip to Beijing and there's not much to say really except I had tons of fun and we we're really lucky that it snowed on the last day of winter! So let's enjoy some photos + short videos shall we?=)

CCTV building by Rem Koolhaas, one of my fave architects.
I climbed the great wall for the second time with my brothers since my mom,dad and my other two sisters were not in the best of health to climb up with us. The first time around I reached tower 5, but this time I went only up to tower 2 because well, semput!! watch the video and you'll see what I mean. But yeah, the view from the great wall is just spectacular and beautiful beyond words, masyaAllah:)
One of the 7 wonders of the word, The Great Wall Of China.
Le me
The family
The famous Bird's Nest a.k.a Beijing National Stadium
Water Cube a.k.a Beijing's National Aquatics Center 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Winter in Beijing [Part 1]

*Warning* THIS WILL BE A SUPER LONG POST WITH TONS OF PHOTOS.

I recently spent a whole week in Beijing with my family and like any other family vacation, I had a blast ofcourse! This was the first time coming to Beijing for my siblings, and second time for me and my parents. I had visited Beijing & Xi'an with studiomates during a study visit back in 2010. We arrived at Tianjin International Airport on Monday and was greeted by our tour guide and headed straight to our hotel in Beijing.


Among the places that we visited on the first day was Ti'anmen Square and Forbidden City. It was quite a long walk in Forbidden City, since the area of the place is just humongous. It was winter so it was super cold and hazy. Not your ideal weather to be walking about in a place like that. Regardless, I thought the place was enchanting and I could only imagine how it would look like in Spring/Summer.
me & ummi;)

And we ended the night watching an amazing acrobatic show at the local theater which featured super awesome acrobatic skills and my personal favorite which was the motorcycle stunt.
talk about bad english

Day 2 was the highlight of our vacation since we had our first Skiing experience!:) we arrived at the ski place in the morning after breakfast and didn't waste anytime! I felt like Optimus Prime as soon as I put on the ski boots because they were so heavy!
*excited*
here goes my first attempt
and she falls
going back up again
at second attempt I didn't fall at all! It was awesome!:)
If you look at the photos, it doesn't look as challenging or hard, but actually we were moving really fast down the slope.

So before you go, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, my most graceful moment:

Yup, awesome fall, i know:p

Part 2 will be coming soon.
Till then! xx