Monthly Archives: March 2011

Broken glass

Sometimes, a broken relationship is like a broken glass.

Perhaps, it is better to toss away the broken glass into the trash bin and forever bite our tongue and hold our peace, rather than hurting our fingers trying to put them back together.  It can be quite bloody sometimes.

Once broken, considered sold. No bargaining, done deal.  Take your broken goods and go far away, stranger.

Some people and things are just not worth the effort and emotions we put in.

Cut the losses and move on. Life is waiting for us.

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Bite your tongue

“You spend your whole life biting your tongue. You’re married, you’re biting your tongue. You go to work, you’re biting your tongue. So it’s nice to go someplace to see some guys and women exercise free speech. And if it’s funny, even better.” (Chris Rock)


Alhamdulillah & Inshaallah!

Assalamualaikum Ezza,

Thanks for writing about Tuah, my lucky kitten in your blog, Lisan al-Din. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, he touches your heart and soul like he did mine.

Alhamdulillah, Allah has brought Tuah to my life. Alhamdulillah, Allah has given me the opportunity to save the almost dying kitten from his cruel abuser. Alhamdulillah, Allah has moved my heart and to take Tuah to the animal medical centre, despite the very late hour, which was close to midnight.

 Above picture: Tuah at 1+ months old, just discharged from the Animal Medical Centre.

 The vet, Dr. Siva asked me many times to allow him to put Tuah to sleep as his chance to live was so slim and it would cost me a lot as he’ll need surgery, so I might waste my money if he can’t be saved and it was just a stray kitten. But I told him to save and treat  Tuah like he will live, and don’t worry, I will find the money. The old doctor shook his head and was almost in tears. He did his best to save Tuah because I showed a stranger unconditional love.  Alhamdulillah Allah has given me unconditional love for Tuah. And he is no stranger to me now,  and so is the kind vet.  Thank you, Dr. Siva and his team of dedicated vets at Animal Medical Centre for not giving up on Tuah.

Alhamdulillah, Allah has given me me the means to pay for the medical bill, as at the time, I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay it but I was tawakkal I will make ends meet to pay for the costs. Dr. Siva was so kind to give me a big discount on the surgery cost. Or else it would have cost more.

Above Picture: Tuah happily snoozing, he is now 3+ months old.

Alhamdulillah, Allah has generously opened my heart to saving eight kittens who were abandoned or abused, kittens including Tuah. I pray that Allah redha with my efforts. It’s not easy raising eight “kids” and I pray that Allah continues to bless me all the way, and to make my path easier, lighter and brighter.

Inshaallah, for what I have, may have and don’t have, I pray that I will be eternally grateful to Allah. Amiiin!!!!!

Love and respect, Nel


Holding out that torch

John Home Miller said, your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much of what happens to you, as by the way your mind looks at what happened. The optimist me, totally agree with him.

As optimistic as I have always been, I too have as many downs as my ups in life. Fortunately, I keep my head above the water, and swim to the shore, every time I fell into the water. I believe, things that happened to me in life, could have been worse, if not for this unreasonable optimism and this stubborn resilience, which I think I must have inherited from my parents.

I must say, I have not been successful when it comes to marriage or keeping a lasting marriage. One divorce and two broken engagements, but not that I’m keeping count. I hear that many of the many, many successful people have failed many times over before they become successful. Not only that, they don’t see it as failure, but more of failed attempts at being successful.

Taking the cue from here, it means, I haven’t actually failed. I just haven’t been as successful as I wanted to be, yet. I do see light at the end of the tunnel, but I haven’t figured out how to get there, yet. I know he is out there but I just haven’t met him yet. I am holding out that torch, nonetheless!

Fortunately, LIFE is much more than just marriage and romance. Many, many things I can do in life, in the meantime, until I get to that light at the end of the tunnel.

Life is meant to be embraced and enjoyed, not endured.

Perhaps I should go back to the university and take up a Masters Degree.  I have always thought about it but never got to it.

I’m targeting for January 2012 intake…