Precious Self

Two young ladies arrived a Meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body parts. Here is what the Chairman told them: He took a good look at them and made them sit. Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hardly to see, find or get.

1. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

2. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

3. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.

He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique” You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.
First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage).But if you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that. Keep your bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you.
Let us all encourage our wives, friends and daughters to dress well and decent!

Credit to Facebook article.

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Don’t sell what you’re selling, SHARE!

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Well hello lovely people!

This weekend my schedule is packed! Alhamdulillah for the rezeki that you grant us (my husband and I) Ya Allah. We managed to attend the great Marketing Expert in Asia, Dr Haji Azizan Osman from Friday to this coming Sunday. MasyaAllah, I’ve learned A LOT! And it is literally A LOT like the kind of when I reached home, after having my shower and isyak prayer, I did not had any ‘apology routine’ with Ameerul like we always do before we sleep.

Ok, lemme tell you one thing that I learned from the awesome ‘seminar’. It is by SHARING. If you have any products or services, don’t straight away push away your prospects by selling. Instead, make them come to you. Let them know what they don’t know by using the right term, the right punchline and make them think. Share with them the good stuffs (sometimes bad)! When you share doesn’t mean they have to buy. They just need to know. Why they should know? So that they can let other people know when:  let’s say they were having a conversation with their acquaintance relating to your product. Bam!! They were talking about you! Can’t you see the marketing is going right there?! If they ask how can I get this product or service eh? Well well, smile and tell them that you have what they’re looking for.

Ain’t it easy peasy? I have never thought of this till today. It is as simple as sharing cos everybody loves to listen to any story.

Till next time. Toodles!! Xx

Leftovers

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Hello 🙂

This is what I cooked yesterday for our lunch and dinner. Made a big pan of stir fried lasagna noodles ‘bolognese style’. Yes, that’s lasagna noodles just because I have ’em in my fridge since Sunday. And half of the carrot that I had use for lasagna last Sunday. Hahaha I took me a while to think of what to do with it and people who know me knows how much I hate throwing food that’s still in good condition. This meal looks like bolognese isn’t it? Ha! I didn’t use any tomato puree only 50 grams of minced beef.

Here’s the recipe:

– Leftover lasagna noodles
– 1 onion
– 3 cloves of garlic
– 6 button mushrooms
– 1/2 carrot
– 5 pieces of cili padi
– 50g of minced beef
– 1 bell peppers
– 3 tbsp of tomato sauce
– 1tbsp of oyster sauce
– 1 mug of water
– salt to taste

1. Chopped the onion, mushrooms, garlic, cili padi and carrot to make the ‘base’ and sauteed into the pan. 
2. Stir in the minced beef and add the tomato sauce and the oyster sauce.
3. Cut the peppers into big chunk and stir in as well.
4. Pour in the water and wait for the sauce to thicken. Now it’s the time to add the salt.
5. Once thickened, put in the noodles and let it simmer.
6. Served.

Note:
*you may use anything to substitute the lasagna noodles. Leftover spaghetti or macaroni would be lovely.
*basically just use any ingredients in your fridge that about to expire. It could be amazing you know!

Happy trying!!

Toodles! Xx

Fried quinoa

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Hello lovely people!

As some of you might know that I was getting married three weeks ago and has no clue that it is actually a little adventure when I gotta think of what to cook everyday! I have no idea too that my better half eats constantly in a large portion (will elaborate more on the next post).

Long story short, I made ‘fried quinoa’ yesterday for his lunch. He claimed that he loves it and I got the green light to cook more quinoa to replace our rice intake.

Here’s the recipe:
1 cup of quinoa
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (diced)
1 shallot (diced)
1 tbsp of soy sauce
2 eggs
1 peppers
1 handful of green beans
1 slice of chicken breast
1 cup of sweet corn (fresh not from the tin)
A pinch of salt

– pour in the quinoa into the rice cooker and let it cook by itself.
– sautèed the garlic and shallot until they soften.
– put in the chicken and cook until it’s cooked.
– next, put in the soy sauce and pour in the vegetables.
– right after that pour in the cooked quinoa.

Note:
* 1 cup quinoa = 2 cups of water.
* this meal is enough for 3 servings.

I hope you give it a try!!

Toodles!! Xx

Long Hiatus

Hi!

I know it has been ages since I left. To make things a little speedy, I am getting married in five days! i have resigned my job at MCM on 15th September and now I am focusing towards my desserts business. Marymary ‘desserts for all occasion’ hence the changing of this blog name from lepug.wordpress.com to wearemarymary.wordpress.com.

Ok, I gotta go now as I have to done doing the packing for our guests at the wedding. 2000 guests in estimate!

Toodles! xx

He

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This is the man that I am going to marry in 175 days, InsyaAllah.
May Allah bless our relationship and may everything run smoothly.
InsyaAllah.

Toodles xx

Restless

Yesterday, 24th March 2104 – I felt so frustrated, sorrow and bitter with the news.

Allahuakbar!

1. Pak Andak passed away yesterday night at 11.30pm. I was shocked when I received the news via whatsapp from mak. Was told that he was never sick. Before Asar prayer, he went into the washroom to take his ablution and he fell. Unconscious and was brought to Hospital Pontian by ambulance. Before Maghrib he was again been brought to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for further examination since in Pontian the expertise was a little bit limited. Mak and ayah went to the hospital after their Asmaul’ Husna. Was told that he complained that he felt the pain right at his back and the nurse given him the pain killer which literally ‘kill’ him. MasyaAllah. Thought that pain killer was too strong from him. CPR was held for 1.5 hours and doctor confirmed his death. Its his ajal and his qada’ and qadar. I pray that he will be place together with the pious and may he rest in peace with blessings from Allah. InsyaAllah.

2. Was religiously follows the MH370 updates in the news. Last night press conference with PM Najib at 10pm – he announced that flight MH370 was ended in South Indian Ocean. I felt so numb and speechless when heard the news. Was so upset with the government at first (will talk about it later, insyaAllah) but then when I thought about it, no use.My condolences to the families who are affected. After the announcement was made, PM Najib said please respect the families and if the media have queries, hope that they can ask during the press conference held in the morning after. Fair enough. This noon during the press conference, Hishamudin told the media there was no debris found yet but the news was coming from UK Satellite. So confusing. But I understand. It has been 17days yesterday and they were pushed by many to announce. Will definitely do the follow up writing on this here in Lepug.

3. My deepest and heartfelt agony was 529 death sentence for my brothers in Egypt. Allahuakbar! The verdict was made by judge Saeed Elgazar (the most controversial judge) just because of one policeman was killed during the protests last June 2013. Never in a right mind of a man can think of one policeman was killed by 529 people? Seriously??!! Where are justice?? Where is OIC? Where is UN? Where is our media? There was little coverage with regards to this ‘open to public massacre’! To my surprise, even the lawyer who defend these people also was sentence to death for being complicity. In the name of Allah, how can that be accepted?? – “They can kill Muslims but they can never kill Islam” InsyaAllah.

Heartbreaking news makes me feel so restless and it really awakes me that Allah is the biggest super power and nothing can stop HIM when he said ‘kun fa ya kun’. Ya Allah, Ya Rabbi, please place these people near to you in the hereafter and rest them in peace while waiting for us in Masyar Day, InsyaAllah.

I, myself need to do some ‘cleanse’ as I too have sins. MasyaAllah.

 

On a lighter note: Ayid’s (my brother) birthday was yesterday. Did treat him a nice dinner (just me and him) on 23rd. Sorry Ayid, got no time yet to celebrate. But don’t you be sad, we will celebrate your birthday soon! A nice dinner again with mak and ayah perhaps? 😉

 

Toodles xx

Twen2y 7even

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Today was ok. Same like a normal day. No surprise, no cake, a simple one. Thank you Ameerul, Lula, Suky, Fiqa, and Hariz.
To future Maryam,
Enjoy what you have now. Be wise. Remember that whatever happen to you, life is still goes on.

Love, Maryam.

Toodles xx

To my Ameerul

Dear Ameerul,

When you asked me this morning – B, what are you expecting when we get married? I was startled and don’t know what to respond. Of course I did changed the subject! You know me 🙂 After work, I called and you asked me again. The same question and totally in the right tone which I imagined earlier. And again, I changed the subject. But this time, you noticed. I know that I replied you in general – because I want to have a halal relationship with you and what not. But to be honest with you, I have the answer in my head all along. I know this would sounds cheesy but – there are no words to describe what I feel and what I expect to be married to you. It is very intimate (I know you and me are very intimate enough) which I, myself can’t even express or convey to you the real feelings. This evening, you made me promise to write to you my answer. I hope, by writing to you, it would definitely elaborate how I feel in the the right words.

To be loved by you is like the great feeling was sent by Allah to me. Everyday I feel so bless knowing that you will always be by my side no matter how high I stand and how low I crawl. Alhamdulillah. I didn’t even remember when did I first say to you that I love you. I know you remember 🙂 and I always try to shut you up every time you brought that story. Yes, I told you first. I was embarrassed before but little did you know I am proud for making the first move. What I know is, I remember I told myself – Maryam, he is definitely for keep! After that, you took my hands and we are here now engaged and another 219 days to be your Mrs. Yes, I looked at that apps everyday!

In our marriage, I expect that we would love each other like we are now. Like we were before when we was so young and naive. We would love like nobody is around us. We would love like when we were back in Manchester. My love to you will never fade and I hope you returning me with the same feeling. When we are married, I expect that we argue. Normal relationship got to have some argument. I am sorry to say that you are about to marry someone that have thousands of questions in her mind which need every answer, every clarification in any thing that she was told to do. She needs an explanation of why can’t she do this or that. And a little of advice my man, please have some logic answers and not a simple – because I said so!

Before I forget, I expect that we share EVERYTHING. I literally means everything from house chores to financially and to parenthood. Both of us has 50% shares in every single thing in our marriage life. Neither one is more nor less. I know we talked about this before and I have to repeat it again and again because I am terrified i I have to do (especially) house chores all by myself. I just can’t. Remember, we are in this together. I am your wife, not your maid. You are my husband and not my chauffeur. What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours. I am expecting equality in our marriage.

I expect that we could be more transparent to each other. Let the past live before us and move forward living in the present. I hope there will be no secrets between us. I promise I will be truthful to you and disclose anything in the future. You and me, we are one. You’ll understand what I mean when the time comes 😉 When we have children, I expect you are going to be the cool dad. I know you know that I am impatient and headstrong everything has to go my way or my way. If I ever lay my hands to our children (you know children need to get discipline), please come to me and hug me. Remind me that you are there and everything is going to be fine. Please tell the children I am cool too! Tell them I am fun as well! Hahaha.

To be near to our creator is the highest expectation that I look into our marriage. Please guide me to the right path. Guide me to be the best wife to you. I want our family to be near to HIM. Don’t you worry, I will definitely help you out on this. You know what?! No matter how good or bad our marriage is, I expect that we have our back looking out for each other. We are in this together. We choose to be together and you know I expect a lot of things for our marriage. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

If nothing else, I hope you know that I love you with every ounce of my being. I hope you realise your importance not only to me but to everyone who has been lucky enough to know you. I hope you know that when you are feeling down, I only ever strive for your happiness. I hope you remember that no matter what, I am here for you and I am fully intend on staying in your life for quite some time. I hope you recognise the fact that I appreciate and adore you without restraints, and that this will never change.

I love you.

Maryam