The Unholy Trinity

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These two are my favourite twins, and we called ourselves as The Unholy Trinity. Bahiyah is the one who wear convocation robe another one is Bahirah.

I met Bahiyah when both of us were the committee of uni’s convocation expo. We were having a course at Bukit Merah and we became partner for ice breaking. Being herself, Bahiyah is so friendly even we just met for the first time. Later only I know she has a twin sister, Bahirah but end up I hang out with Bahirah more because Bahiyah did her industrial training at Damansara and Bahirah did her teaching training at Parit Buntar. So she will come to me when she need to release her stress at Starbucks😀

Three of us love food so much so we will spend time together at restaurants, coffee shop chatting and took pictures (Bahiyah is so good in doing flatlays). We also spend our precious time watching movie and do lots of things together I can’t remember all because I had so much fun.



Bahiyah always being a fun person


Bahirah is the most romantic

Sadly, The Unholy Trinity is separating😦 Me being stranded in Penang for few more years InsyaAllah, Bahiyah working in Damansara & Bahirah in Lahad Datu (she’s the best teacher ever! I know that’s why she was being sent there to help people in Lahad Datu get good education).

Cici loves both of you. All the best girls Xo!




D was my roommate when I do my degree, not the founder of dUCk😛 We were roommates for three years and then she went back to Muar. She was a Physics student back then so now she works as an engineer.

Last Friday she came to Penang to release her stress, and I was so excited to spend some time with her even for only two days. She arrived at Penang before Subuh prayer, so she became Malin’s and my alarm clock on that day😀 Picked her up, and had a great chat before went to get our rental car. I don’t have a car and Malin had another agenda on that day so it is just two of us on that day.

After we get our car, we went to… Bank Islam! Hahaha. I need to settle some important things there and I want to change my debit card to paywave (must change by end of this year). Luckily, D also wanted to change her card so I brought her and Syafiah (we made promise to change our card together) with me. After that, dropped Syafiah back in USM and we went to Equatorial for dimsum lunch. D was craving for dimsum and this is the pork free dimsum that I found in Penang so far.


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This was the unlimited dimsum lunch buffet. RM 58 nett person, we can chose as much dimsum as we want but we need to finish it, or else we will be charged the actual price. Besides that, we also can choose one choice of fried rice and noodles. Beverages sold separately. The dimsum was good and to me it is quite affordable. Still missing the prawn dumplings at Anggerik😀

After the great dimsum buffet, we went to Gurney Plaza because I want to install Apple Care Protection and renew Microsoft Office for my Macbook, and I need a haircut! D agreed to accompany me as she only wanted to go jalan-jalan 🙂 Later at night we went to Straits Quay before we went back to my hostel because Malin was finally done with her party with her friends and wanted to meet D.




The next morning we (including Malin) went to Astaka Taman Tun Sardon for breakfast. Malin was sick so she had porridge. Me and Malin wanted to have roti jala but the pakcik didn’t sell roti jala on that day😦 We end up having nasi lemak. This place is famous for variety choices of food for breakfast, but for me and Malin who already in our 6th year in Penang, this place is just a place for breakfast. But the food is good!🙂


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Malin was sick, so she wanted to go back to get some sleep after breakfast. So we sent her back, and we went to Gurney Paragon to watch Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. D was so excited because this was her first time watching movie at Beanie TGV. The movie was so great too!!! Had Haagen Dazs after the movie before heading back to USM to fetch Malin for nasi 7 benua.


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My first time. The food is nice.


Before D went back, we went to Queensbay Mall because D missed it so much😛 After all, I bet this is the mall for all USM students, so the ex students will miss it when they are not in Penang anymore.

D left at 11 pm. Although it was a short trip for D, but we had great times together! Hope to see you soon D🙂

Xo, A.



Calm and Peace


Spend Maal Hijrah eve at one of my favourite places in Penang, Pusat Ilmu Falak Sheikh Tahir, Balik Pulau. Knew this place from my friend, Malin, who collected data for her masters thesis here. Sometimes I will accompanied her here, so while she was collecting the data, I will do my work.

This place is the best place to study because of the quiet and calm environment, and if you need to release some stress, this is the place too! Usually we came here on weekend, so there’s no staff except us, but the staffs are great and friendly too! I am gonna miss them after this. Maybe last two days was my last day there, because Malin is already done collecting data.

Thank you for giving me chance to study and get ideas for my writing here.



Now you understand why I love this place so much? It is okay if I didn’t get to see the new moon, as long as I can enjoy the beautiful scenery here🙂

Salam Maal Hijah 1438H to all! May this new year will make us a better person to ourselves, society and Allah of course!

Last Quarter



I just finished reading both volumes of 88 Love Life, because I need a motivation. People do need motivation or negativity will conquer our life. This is basically what we called recharge.

Battery can be fully recharge or drain, so does our life, there are ups and downs. Sometimes I do miss working. My first job. Even it is just temporary but I really love it. Honestly, I love being busy. I am not saying that I am not being busy doing Ph.D, but I want to do more. Not just read journal articles and draft a proposal. I do miss replying emails, analysing data, do table on Excel file, etc. So I won’t get distracted much and not have to deal with my emotions. Did I mentioned that I have to be strong and deal with my emotions since doing Ph.D?

I am not complaining, I am really grateful. There are ups and downs in my life. Whatever it is, I must keep moving forward. I know something great is coming and I am really excited for it. Eventhough I don’t know what it is, but I put my trust on Him. Welcoming the last quarter of 2016 and looking forward for 2017 too! Every day is a brand new day, brand new life. Bismillahirrahmanirrahim…

Write or Not to Write


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It’s Saturday morning with such a great weather. Woke up feeling great and have a nice cup of coffee, double happiness. Checking the social medias (i.e. Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat), then I am ready to start my day.

Being a Ph.D student means that you need to do your work almost every single day (except lazy day, going out, etc. – so many excuses, don’t be like me please). Today, I’ve decided to do some writing, but here I am.. updating my blog.

Actually, I am here after few hours spending on writing. Writing is not an easy task for me. I do have this problem where I have the idea to write but I do not know where to start. This happens almost every day. Even my supervisor told me that it is not an easy task and I need a good coffee and time to write.

Gathered informations – write – blank – update blog – now back to write.



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Having a clean room is a must, since I was a kid. If not, prepare for a lecture by mom😀

That is not my main point actually. Yes, I do clean up my room, it is a must. Everyone did that. But recently, I realised that I will clean up my room, do laundry (did that every two days, hand wash people!) and clean up the bathroom (my hostel room is attached with bathroom shared by two people, i.e. me and my neighbour) whenever I stress or bored.. Like a therapy. Another therapies are eating and shopping of course.

After I did that I will feel tired but satisfy like just finish up a marathon haha. But after all, I feel happy so it is okay I guess.

Now I am enjoying the nice weather while waiting for my bedtime Zzzzz…


Confidence, Not Conceit



First of all, thank you to my bij for introducing me to Ivanka Trump‘s website. I get lots of information and wise words which is inspiring.

Today, I came across this #ITWISEWORDS which is currently my favourite until she come out with another wise words hehe. I think this wise words relate to me a lot and maybe to others too.

Carry yourself with confidence not conceit. Honestly, most of the time I do not feel confidence. Not saying that I am not grateful, but not being the smart one in class, the adorable one make me feel like I am just average person. Perhaps I am right🙂

Perhaps, I think I should have some confidence, but most important is do not conceit. This is what I hate the most. Being conceit in many ways, such as lack of common sense, not considering others’ feelings. Sometimes the way we approach people or the way we talk might hurt other people. I do feel that sometimes so that is why I do my best to prevent myself for doing the same too. Being harsh to people is a big NO.

We have to be confidence, and happy with whatever we have but remember, sometimes we think we are smart enough, rich enough but with the attitude, you might downgrade yourself.

Be confidence, not conceit. Don’t look down on others, even they are downgrading theirselves. Because attitude already shows how low a person’s dignity is.

Already get myself a cup coffee, now I need to be confidence that I can do my work and enjoying myself better🙂