Friday, October 19, 2012

A 'Promise'

Initially, we agreed that we wouldn't want to tell our friends as we know that it is not that recommended (aka tak brape elok lahh XD) to spread news of something that is not the same as marriage/nikah: engagement is merely a 'promise' between both sides that they would like to get married, and it does not in any way make anything between me and him HALAL.

We still have boundaries that Allah has set for us, and we seek His blessings First before the rest, insya-Allah :')

But if it was a marriage ceremony and that we had a date fixed already, we would definitely be more than happy to tell all our loved ones of this happy occasion ASAP! :)

We decided to announce our engagement after really discussing thoroughly about it, and if we should or should not do it. (the engagement was very very informal, and it happened in the most simplistic way possible! Which was what I really wanted, Alhamdulillah :D) - you could also say that it came as a surprise? hihihi whatever it is I hope that everything else will be under His guidance and blessings, insya-Allah! :')

In the end, we knew (insya-Allah) that there are more pros than cons if we were to announce it to our friends, compared to not announcing it (which had more cons than pros) hence our announcement/declaration :)
Insya-Allah, niat kita is really because of this. Not because we want to menunjuk2 or show off to anyone ya? Minta maaf in advance kalau ada yang tersinggung atau terasa, we really have no intention in doing so :(

We plan to work at least a year or two before settling down. Insya-Allah, we can plan all we want, but ultimately He decides what is for us in the end :) He is the All-Knowing, the Merciful :)

PS: Thank you so very much for all the love, wishes and prayers we have received. I really didn't expect sooooo much love from so many people! :') Alhamdulillah. Thank you, all you lovely people out there! :))

Till next time: 2 days before TFM Institute begins! :)

Iliani :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Assalamualaikum w.b.t.!! :D
Yesss we meet again *muahahahha* okay2 sorry2 for the hyper intro :P 

It's been a while since I have updated my blog and A LOT OF THINGS had happened since the last update XD All I can say is for everything that had happened in the last couple of weeks, Alhamdulillah :')

Among the many many stuff I did was:
-Lepak with old friends at Sunway Pyramid! :D

*Taran, Hanis n Me!*

(just so you know, Hanis was my tadika-mate, my primary AND secondary schoolmate! Waayyy backk in the days hahahah XD and Taran knows her. Such a small world! XD)
*Umar n Kamal; small Pennstaters reunion yay! XD*

So we just hung out, played a little bit of bowling and had lunch and tea. It's always nice to hang out with awesome people! :)) Tankiu guys!! XD

- Celebrated RAYA (FINALLY!!) in Subang this year, met up with friends and relatives :D

*Me, Nenek Enchem, Anakku and Hazwan!*
-at Nenek's open house XD 

- went to a few open house this year! :D tankiu friends and relatives for the invitations and GOOD FOOD! XD
*Pennstaters+Duit Raya at my house! :D*
 Tankiu2 so much guys for coming!!! Korang mmg memeriahkan my house a lot hihihi tankiu2!! :D

-Went to fulfill wedding invitations (relatives)

*Omah (my grandmother), Aida n me!! XD*

- Took graduation photos with my family since they couldn't come in May :) 

*Alhamdulillah :) Mama was so happy!*

- As I have already mentioned, spending more time with my family too :) Training is just a week away!!

*What was supposed to be Olivia; my sister is really a naughty girl :P*

-Eating a LOT, again :P :P but I enjoyed those times a lot!! XD Alhamdulillah :)

*At Bali! OMNOMNOM :P*

*Watched Hotel Transylvania!! AWESOME MOVIE! :D* and yes that's my HONeYDEW drinkkk :9
PS: Thank you for the wonderful times! Alhamdulillah :)

- Watched the kittens grow BIG BIG!
*Awwwww :)*

- Before the training, TFM gave us a few assignments to work on and one of it was to organize an event with a low-income community/just volunteer :) So I've decided to to revisit RACTAR and Alhamdulillah Encik Dzul was very supportive of me spending time with the girls! :)

So on the 30th of September 2012, I organized an event called 'Change Begins from Within' with about 38 girls! :D ranging from 5 years old to 17! :) So it was my first time actually spending a few hours with a lot of girls at one time! Alhamdulillah it went well :) There were a few challenges, but Alhamdulillah we managed to still pull it off! :D
*My comic photostated to be given as a gift for the girls! :)*
*Goody bags! Yes of course XD*

*Me and the girls at RACTAR! :D*

I managed to do some fun activities with them; Ice Breaking and personality tests. But then I also had the chance to talk to the girls about topics that I know are very relevant to the girls; education, about personal beauty, how to appreciate what we have, when to compare ourselves with others and when not to, about hijab and also to always have good thoughts about other people and Allah :) Alhamdulillah the girls were very cooperative and I do understand when some of them started to fall asleep during the more serious topics hahaha XD But I will definitely improve my teaching methods to not let them lose interest in the future, insya-Allah! :D

*A lot of positive feedbacks!! Alhamdulillah :')*

At the end of it all I gave them a short survey for them to give any feedbacks about the program; I do want to know what they think about it :) There were both positive and negative feedbacks, but I could say that Alhamdulillah most of it are positive feedbacks! :D Thank you so very much girlss :)
Some of them even asked me if I was coming back to see them. AAhhhh this is why I didn't want to get too attached to themm :'(

*I did met with a few girls who already know me; they are all in form 5 and BOY have they grown!! I miss them so muchh :')*

Thank you so much to Encik Dzul for the opportunity, and thank you lovely girls of RACTAR for willing to be my first ever 'students' :)) Thank you to my wonderful assistant of the day too! Without you handling the cute little young girls I would have had a bigger challenge conducting my sessions XD 

So less than a week left to TFM institute days!! Looking forward to it, I will do my best insya-Allah! :)

Lots of love,
Iliani <3 br="br">