Saturday, April 23, 2016

You can't control everything

So we decided to have our dinner back in the hotel. We were planning to eat with some food I bought at Broast. The chicken looks tasty and juicy and yummy, every single time. I always wanted to eat something else apart from what the hotel served us. 

After dinner, all of us took our own ways and go back to each other’s room. I laid back and looked at my phone, checking my messages and I wanted to take my bath before I sleep. I cried when I found out that the time of the month has finally come. And I remembered how hard I prayed to God to postpone my period this month so I can fully attach myself to my ibadah here in Mekah. But His plans are better than mine and He knows what I do not know.  I continue crying, I felt so loss. I felt so demotivated, and I felt so angry too. 

It is a little bit disappointing when you came from afar to do your rarest ibadah and then your body is not holy enough for you to do anything in the most Holiest Mosque in the world. I cried myself to sleep. My grandma noticed it, she stayed with me in the same room. So she asked me about it in the morning. I told her with tears in my eyes. I felt a terrible sense of loss, you might never understand this feeling. I am so terribly at loss. The saddest part is I don’t know when I can come here again. 
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So we ate some bread to fill our tummy, and I took my grandma to the mosque so she can perform her fajr prayer there with my dad waiting for her arrival at Bin Dawood shop. With that, I left her with my father, and I walked my way back to the hotel all alone. I cried walking alone. I didn’t care at all if the people are looking. I know they were looking at me, I just didn’t look back because I know I do not want to socialize and to make contact with anyone at that moment. So I let them look.   

Until today, sadness always come knocking my heart every time my brain remembers this.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Be a vampire and stay young

Let me be honest. I know, it has been a while. As I was surfing the net finding stuff about how to keep your skin young, I found so many tips. But I guess some of it, is kinda hard to do, for me (because I hella lazy). So I sorted out a few which I think is the easiest. And I put it in my words and in the way I understand it. I’m not a good person to talk about skin, I’m not a dermatologist though.

But here’s the easiest way:

1. Massage

“Massaging your face daily will help boost the production of collagen, give skin a more plump appearance and help stimulate the lymph glands to promote clear skin,” says Nichola Joss, Sanctuary Spa Skincare Expert. I’ve did this for quite a lot of time. It is good for cracked and dried skin. Use olive oil. Not too much, just apply it thinly and massage for several minutes. Then rinse. Don’t leave it overnight, it can get very uncomfortable especially when the weather is hot. And your hair keep sticking of your face, you don’t want that.

 2. Tomato

Tomato is cheap and easy. Carrots and tomatoes contain betacarotene. This chemical stimulates skin cell growth and builds collagen. Betacarotene is also a good anti-aging food because it blocks antioxidants. I tried putting tomato mask on my face for 25 mins. It is awesome! You can feel the different in the next morning. I am not lying. Simply squash a slice of tomato (you don’t need 1 whole tomato) and spread it on your skin. They said tomato is good for anti-aging. Also it can make your skin fairer. (I know this from the research I made)

 3. Drink plenty of water

Adults should drink at least two litres of water per day. Boosting your fluids intake ensures that water is needed for skin cell formation. This is easier said than done. I got to say, I really hate frequent peeing. But water is too important. So drink! It is so easy and almost free. Good bye dried lips.

4. Get beauty sleep.

Everybody loves sleeping. It makes us happy. Get at least 6-7 hours of sleep every night can help you to feel and look a lot younger than your real age. This is easy! Go to bed early.

5. Lotion in bed

Apply lotion or olive oil or moisturizers just before bed. Because they said there will be better absorption of these products at night. So don’t be lazy. I use Vaseline petroleum jelly, it is good enough. Focus on your hands and neck and feet and the knees.

They are easy as pie, easy as meggie! Everyone wants to be beautiful inside and out. Make it as a routine. I will. I am so addicted to look younger these days. Remember, age is just a number. Pen off for now.

Reference: here and here