Double Birthday Celebration

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Oh
We're still in the month of October right?

On Hari Raya AidilAdha itself... that night we had double birthday celebration. Mama on 24th Sept and Munir on 3rd Oct. Since Munir and Munzir were back home, meriah sikit lah. Munzir suggested this cafe - Port. Located next to Bangi Kopitam, Seksyen 8 BB Bangi.

Wide range of food. Local, Western and Arabian. Siang da makan dagin Qurban, so no meat for me that night.



Milo Dinosaur

Blueberry Mocktail (kalau tak silap la)

My Fish and Chips - the fillet kinda big...jenuh nak abiskan.

Mix Grill

Grill Salmon

I dunno what the name is but it is seafood

Also can't recall the name but it is squid stuffed with sausages and chicken






I don't say the food is excellent but okay la... Worth to try tho :)

Hari Raya AidilAdha

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Salaam...

How's everyone's AidilAdha? Good? Hee... heard that some friends were stuck in bad traffic to and fro kampung. But I do hope everyone is having a good time with family and friends, reached your destination safe and sound. Also a reminder to all about sacrifice towards reaching mardhatillah, insyaAllah :)

Selamat Hari Raya AidilAdha to you and you and you!

Just to share some pics after Solat Raya yesterday :) Alhamdulillah this year qurban 1 unta, 3 kambing and 4 lembu. Dan tahun ni tenaga muda kaum Adam lebih ramai ^_^







Kari kambing

Unta Masak Lada

Sup tulang

Konvensyen The Bidadari & School of Sahabah (Pt.2)

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Continuation from the past post :)

Dr.Nik Salida - Cinta, Fitrah atau Fitnah



* Jaga maruah diri
* Restu dari ibu bapa
* Banyakkan doa dan solat hajat
* Kesediaan untuk menjadi suami, bapa dan menantu
* Solat Istikharah - mohon pada Allah teguhkan hati agar pilihan kita betul

Cinta selepas bertunang - suai kenal dengan keluarga
Cinta selepas kahwin - tiada fitnah, menghargai pasangan

Sister Anne Dijk - Pearls of Devotion


* Surah Al Fatir (Verse 33)
  "Gardens of Eternity will they enter, therein will they be adorned  with bracelets of gold and pearls      and their dress therein shall be silk"

* Surah Ar-Rahman
   - Allah ordered us to keep balance (observe with justice, fall not short in balance)
   - Responsibility towards justice
   - Being patient
   - Being kind

Is the recompense for kindness other than kindness.
Patience is not just sitting and waiting. It is foreseeing. It is looking at the night and seeing the day - Rumi
If a friend, among your friends err, make 70 excuses for them. If your hearts are unable to do this, then  know that the shortcoming is in your own selves - Hamdun AlQasrar

* Answer the bad with good - there's so many acts of Jahiliyyah in the current world

Every man who helps his wife in her house, Allah will write for him as much as the hairs on his body (the reward of worship of a year), fasting in the day and worshipping all the nights and Allah will give him like the reward of the patient of the righteous - Bihar Al Amar
* Aishah r.a
   - key figure of the wives of Rasulullah SAW
   - knowledgeable
   - very close to Rasulullah
   - keen memory and intelligence
   - contribute to the development of Islam
   - 1st muftiyya

If you are always kind to nature, kindness will become your nature.

Ustazah Zawiah Hassan - Indahnya dirimu dalam kesederhanaan


* Minta izin suami untuk ke mana-mana
* Surah AnNur : 31
* Haram muabbad
   - Keturunan
   - Persemendaan (anak perempuan dan bapa mertua)
   - Susuan (5x kenyang dan umur < 2 tahun)

* Perkahwinan - Surah AnNisa : Ayat 1-32
* Mohon perlindungan dari 8 perkara
   - Sedih/ dukacita
   - Malas/ penat/ letih
   - Penakut dan bakhil
   - bebanan hutang/ kekerasan seorang lelaki

Dr. Isam Rajab - The night that change the world



* Comforting wife
* Noble intention
* Do what you can and the rest leave to Allah
   - Make a world a better place by changing a person. You are not expected to change the world.
* Islam > value of woman is growing. The value increase when woman is married.
* Jihad of a child > serve your parents.
* Allah will give you His bounty
* Be certain that Allah's result is great
* Things are not always like we see them.
* Story of Imam Bukhari. He was blind, mom make du'a and Allah grants.
* Role of a wife/mom
  - Raise your children properly
  - Do good to your husband, obey Allah
* Responsibility of a mother
  - Watch what your children eat
  - Educate your child begins from now
  - Remind children to fear Allah

* Attach too much on worldly things at the expense of the things that is more important
  - Organize time well
  - Pay attention to what matters

* Religion - something we believe in our heart not only at mosque

* Wisdom - advice indirectly
* Respect the personality of our children
   - Not lowering their self esteem

Allah chose what is best for you.

The session ended with a sharing session with the celebrities that recently hijrah. Interesting sharing sesh by Mizz Nina, Farah Fauzana, Ummi Nazeera and Natasha Hudson.






 

Konvensyen The Bidadari & School of Sahabah (Pt.1)

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Alhamdulillah... managed to fill my time during Merdeka with majlis ilmu. Kalau boleh nk je gi every month sebab banyak program ilmu yang best. Tapi ada kala tu kekangan waktu maupun kewangan :) Takpe, kalau Allah mengizinkan, insyaAllah sampai la tu.

This time around I  went to Konvensyen The Bidadari with my BFF , Nisya and #twimc went to School of Sahabah. 2 days programme held at PICC :)

Just to share few points that I managed to capture. May it benefit all, insyaAllah ^_^

Ustazah Ummi Rose - Sri Kandi di sisi Rasulullah.

Srikandi : A woman admired or idealized for her courage, understanding achievements or noble qualities




> Srikandi tersohor - para Sahabiyah

* Fatimah bt Asar r.a
- Ibu kepada khalifah Ali b Abi Talib & as-Syahid Jaafar al-Tayyar
- Antara yang terawal masuk Islam
- Berkorban melepaskan anaknya Jaafar berhijrah ke Habsyah

* Umm Haram bt Milhan
- Wanita Ansar generasi pertama yang memeluk Islam
- Ibu saudara Anas Ab.Malik
- Hafal dan memahami hadith Rasulullah SAW (meriwayatkan 5 hadith)
- Dermawan dan sering mengutamakan orang lain
- Syahid di Cyprus (pasukan pertama bertempur di laut berhak masuk syurga)

* Umm Amarah (Nusaibah bt Kaab)
- Antara yang berbaiah di Aqabah
- Wanita Madinah pertama ikut berperang
- Dalam perang Uhud - bela Rasulullah seperti dalam baiah Aqabah (perisai kepada Rasulullah)
- Berani bertanya pada Rasulullah mengenai wanita

* Umm Aiman (Barakah bt Thadabah)
- Pengasuh Nabi, ibu kepada Usamah b. Zaid, isteri kepada Zaid b. Harithah
- Tawadhu' dan mendidik Rasulullah dengan penuh kasih sayang.

Apa yang Sahabiyah ada yang kita tak ada?
- Menahan sabar
- Ithan
- Mempertahankan diri dan maruah agama
- Berani
- Total  ketaatan pada Allah dan Rasul
- Berdoa dan mendoakan

> Menjadi motivator kepada pasangan dan anak-anak : menjadi kuat dan membentuk/membimbing anak2

> Boleh ke jadi Srikandi? : Yakin dengan janji Allah dan AlQuran menjadi pembimbing


Prof.Dr.Muhaya - Kemerdekaan Sebenar seorang Muslimah



- More wisdom
- Live every moment at ease/calm
- Menjadi observer pada diri sendiri (celik mata hati)
- Give value to whatever you do
- Bebaskan jiwa : fizikal dunia, hati dengan Allah
- Kebanyakan fokus pada yang harus, yang nak mendapatkan pandangan manusia.
- Enlighten - choose perfection in imperfection
   > Train mind that Allah is Most Perfect, don't be judgemental
- Realign your life : ask how grateful you are.

Dr. Harliza Siraj - Khabar gembira buat wanita penghuni syurga




> Menimba ilmu
  - Tingkat 1 : Sombong dan bongkak dengan ilmu yang dia ada
  - Tingkat 2 : Terus belajar , tawadhu' dan rendah diri
  - Tingkat 3: Dia akan merasa lagi dia belajar, lagi banyak dia tak tahu (cintakan ilmu)

> Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn

> AlQuran
  - Peringatan, petunjuk sepanjang jalan
  - Khabar gembira dan juga ancaman
  - Baca, tadabbur dan budayakan
  - Don't leave home without reading AlQuran

> Syurga - unimaginable
  - What no eye has seen, no ears have heard, no one could ever imagined.

> Nasihat Rasulullah SAW
  - Bersedekah
  - Wanita yang berubah kehitaman pipinya - banyak mengeluh dan tak taat pada suami

> Tugas wanita - menjadi hamba Allah

> Islam has raised the status of woman from the earth at her feet to the paradise above her head.

> Go beyond stereotyping.

Dr.Robiah K Hamzah: Kekal produktif sebagai isteri, ibu dan wanita bekerjaya


> Paling banyak kerja - ibu yang pejabatnya di rumah

> Baka keturunan kunci produktif
   - Mampu menyumbang untuk diri , keluarga, syarikat dan negaranya
   - Pilih jodoh ikut akhlak dan perilaku - manusia sekarang banyak yang 'bertopeng'
   - Produktif tak datang sendiri : do more!
   - How do you present yourself : jaga penampilan

>  Jadi wanita produktif - membahagiakan pasangan

> Cinta spiritual teragung : Allah SWT

> Saidatina Khadijah : visionary and have faith in Allah, kekuatan spiritual dan kejernihan cinta. Kejujuran dalam berniaga dan menjaga kehormatan. Belajar jadi pemurah dalam perniagaan.

> Wanita sekarang - melebihkan penampilan.

> Jadi ibu bapa berjaya bukan sahaja di tempat kerja tetapi juga di rumah.

> Tanggungjawab:
  -  jaga kesihatan fizikal dan intelek
  - menjadi rakan di saat paling sukar dalam hidup
  - cari redha Allah melalui kerjaa dan sebagai isteri
  - membina raudhah di rumah dan di tempat kerja

Ustazah Syarifah Hayati : Kejituan akidah, keluasan fiqh dan kelembutan akhlak



> Istimewanya wanita dalam Islam

   Dunia ini adalah kesenangan dan sebaik-baik kesenangan adalah wanita solehah (Riwayat Muslim)


Tiga perkara yang membahagiakan : Wanita solehah, tempat tinggal yang baik dan kenderaan yang baik (Riwayat Imam AlBukhari)


> Ilmu : jalan aqidah

> 10 ciri wanita solehah (Surah AlAhzab: Ayat 35)

Ada juga slot with Farah Fauzana in between sessions whom recently berhijab. One thing I learned, when you decide to berhijrah for good, the first thing you gotta do is gain knowledge.




InsyaAllah will continue with Part 2 later :)


Review: Bijan Restaurant, Jalan Ceylon

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Bijan...or in English is sesame.

A unique name for a restaurant (and also reminded me of my uni mate...which is actually his name is Najib but if you spell it backwards you get Bijan..hehe).

I got a chance by Dineout to make a review for this particular restaurant. and oh..its on weekday..imagine the traffic jam eventhough I left my office a lil bit early. and my GPS is like...not helping *sigh*. Am supposed to meet Jason from Dineout and I brought #twimc along since another food blogger cancelled last minute.

Reached there around 7pm. The place is jampacked. Just like when you go any restaurants during lunchtime.

Bijan offers authentic Malay food with fine dining experience. The last time I had authentic Malay food just like this was at Seri Melayu Restaurant, Jalan Conlay...wayyy wayyy back.

Since it is towards the end of Syawal, the food spread consist of some local Raya delicacies such as all the kuih, cookies, rendang, ketupat and lemang. Entertained with Raya songs while we were there. Others like Grilled Ribs, grilled prawns, Satay. Oh, the beef Satay is a must try! The meat is succulent and marinated perfectly (I stay in Kajang, so yes, I do have Satay once in a while. One of the best Satay stall is Willy Satay at Ramal Junction, keluar gate belakang rumah je..hehe..). They keep refilling it.

How I wish I could taste all, but I did not. My tummy ain't that big! Haha..all food looks delish! I took the ones I rarely see or eat.

The food is awesome but being someone that loves spicy Malay food, I was expecting the rendang and masak lemak to have a lil spicy kick. But I guess, for expatriates or tourist or even locals that often come to Bijan, perhaps they make it less spicy to the tastebuds.

I wanted to try the Mee Kuah but tummy is full!





















Oh oh...I do recommend 'the one' dessert. Chocolate Durian cake... to be honest, I don't fancy durian, and one of the staff there insisted me to try the cake (yeah yeah..you may say what-lahhh, nama je Malaysian tapi tak makan durian..duhh..I only eat durian when it is made into serawa [brown gravy that is made from coconut milk, durian and palm sugarand eaten with pulut/glutinous rice). But their durian cake was awesome. The cake is not that sweet and the durian really complements the choc cake well. and ohhh.. I loveee lovee the Wajik (sweet glutinous rice). Not too sweet nor too chewy!



Thanks Beverly and Jason!



For my own gastronomic experience, Bijan is one restaurant if you want to enjoy fine dining Malay food. Bring your foreign friends/expats or as locals, you may want to try something new for a change.

Good food, good company. Thank you Jason and Beverly from Dineout. It was nice to meet and chat with  you both. Thank you to #tmiwc for accompanying me.


MunMoon verdict
Taste: 8/10
Restaurant condition/ambience: 8.5/10
Customer service: 8.5/10
Overall: 8/10
Price Range : RM7-RM100

Location: No.3, Jalan Ceylon, 50200, Kuala Lumpur (03-2031 3575)
 + 603 2031 3575
Fax +603 2031 357
Till next update :)

p/s pardon me for the low quality pictures. I did not bring my DSLR. uhuhu....I was made to know that one of the chef at Bijan is elder brother to a friend of mine :)

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