White Grains of Sand

I'm back from PD and boy am I tanned. I was only away for 2 days and it was a pretty good trip. We managed to catch up with Kak Amy, a relative of ours who lives there. She took us around to all the popular food spots and we even ate durian! Thanks again Kak Amy, I gained 1 kg from the trip by the way. We managed to do some shopping as well, there's just no cure once you're bitten by the retail bug... We stayed at the Avillion Admiral Cove, a very new hotel which I initially confused with the Avillion, a hotel we used to stay at in PD.

Avillion Admiral Cove

We ate durian at Kak Amy's apartment. Deeeelicious.

The Regency Tanjung Tuan beach

I had a good time! However, I just wasn't feeling myself while I was away. Throughout the entire trip I couldn't stop thinking about the many things that are going on in my life at the moment. For example, one of my best friends recently discovered that her mum has lung cancer. Her mum doesn't smoke nor is she usually surrounded by people who smoke. I'm so saddened by this because she is the sweetest lady one could ever meet. I've known her ever since I was 10 years old. She is so gentle, thoughtful and sincere mashaAllah. I've never ever heard her raise her voice and she knows that I enjoy reading Islamic books so she usually gives them to me as gifts. She is one of the kindest people I've ever met and I'm not just saying that. Anybody who knows her will tell you how kind and humble she is. I used to ask myself how anyone could be so nice, almost too nice... She truly is the queen of hearts.

I know that she doesn't deserve to go through this pain but I also know that Allah s.w.t. is All Merciful and that He usually tests the ones he love most. There is hikmah behind all this, a secret which is kept hidden by Him for now. I pray that she and her family will stay strong throughout this time of adversity and that Allah s.w.t. will grant them what is best, Ameen.

I'm still tired from the trip so I'm gonna get me some rest! Meanwhile, does anyone know why it takes FOREVER to upload photos on Facebook and Flickr? Grrr...


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Sara said…
I miss the foood!!! And I misss sunshine pls! It's freezing cold out here :/

and you look gorgeous as usual :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Thank you Sara! Winter is such a beautiful season =) but I've had 8 months of winter (Dunedin is always freezing) so I'm happy to be here now lol. And if you miss Malaysian food... maybe try some new Malaysian recipes in your free time? Who knows, you might amaze yourself!
Maryam said…
MashaAllah, This is in Malaysia?

How do you say "gorgeous" in Malay?

Take me with you please :)
Anonymous said…
Shahirah, I found you through Nida's (In the Shade of Islam) blog, and love your layout! :)

Sara Filza?! Haha! Small world, I didn't know you have a blog. :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Maryam: Thanks Maryam! =)Malaysia has some really beautiful places for you to visit... if you don't mind humid weather that is. 'Cantik' means beautiful in Malay (ch as in China and antik as in auntie with a K in the end).

Sarah: Salam and thanks for dropping by! I'm fairly new in the blogging world. Nida's blog is simply amazing =)