Travel Preparation: Summer ’16 in Italy

Who does not know how beautiful Italy can be, should look at Pinterest, We Heart it or Tumblr. This country is a famous destination for them travellers who want to eat a lot of pasta, gelato ice cream and at the same time enjoying the good romantic vibe Italy has to offer.

This blog post is about the preparation for my next holiday trip to Italy with some useful handy tips you might use for your vacation too.

First of all, it is useful to make a schedule where and when to go, and I use excel to do that. It is always nice when you have your own schedule on hand because it saves you and your travel partner(s) time to discuss such things as Where do we go today, What’s the plan for today.. believe me it saves you a lot of time and a lot of uneasy discussions.

Second, if you travel by car or hire a car to go to places around, you might have trouble find some cheap parking lots. I recommend http://en.parkopedia.nl/ for having large and updated parking lots or parking places. The site serves you a nice order of nearness and prices depending on your given spot.

Last but not least, Have a beautiful mind of curiousness and positive vibe especially for those who will be travelling to tropical countries or to warm countries like me to Italy.
Because I know it’s getting hot there and no one, especially on holidays, want to see you having your madness spread out.

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Post-Ramadan​ Item

I feel like that  although Ramadan is already over I need to post a Post-Ramadan Item, just  complete the Ramadan series for you guys for this year.

As you might already know or might not know the Islamic Calendar is based on the change of the position of our moon or called the motion of our moon .
It has also 12 months named as the following:

1. Muharram 7. Rajab
2. Safar 8. Sha’ban
3. Rabi’ al-awwal (Rabi’ I) 9. Ramadan
4. Rabi’ al-thani (Rabi’ II) 10. Shawwal
5. Jumada al-awwal (Jumada I) 11. Dhu al-Qi’dah
6. Jumada al-thani (Jumada II) 12. Dhu al-Hijjah

As you can see we now already enter the 10th month which in Shawwal. Actually, a nice note is that each month starts by seeing the new moon by a human observer eye.

The new moon may be calculated very precisely. Nevertheless, the actual visibility of the crescent is much more difficult to predict. It depends on factors such as weather, the optical properties of the atmosphere, and the location of the observer. It is therefore very difficult to give accurate information in advance about when a new month will start.

 

Ramadan ’16 Edition – Thoughts

“A Bird. Sitting, as raindrops fell from the sky”25783734_24eb6f14e8

Masha Allah and Subhanallah is often mostly used capsized.
As the meaning of the first is: As God has willed (itu terjadi atas kehendak Allah).
It is used when someone sees something beautiful, as we don’t own things and everything belongs to him. Like Masha Allah what a beautiful baby.

وَلَوْلَا إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ ۚ إِنْ تَرَنِ أَنَا أَقَلَّ مِنْكَ مَالًا وَوَلَدًا
And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, ‘What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah ‘? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children. [18:39]

As Subhanallah is used when we see something bad or at least we are astonished not amazed, in the content: Allah is scare from the ugliness (Allah maha suci dari keburukan tersebut).

As an extra touch, it is when we are afflicted with calamity and not only with one’s death we indeed also can say; “inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun” (to Allah we belong and to Allah we return)

Umm Salamah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “No Muslim is afflicted with a calamity but that he should say what Allah has commanded him: Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we will return. (2:156) O Allah, reward me in my affliction and replace it with something better than it. If he does so, Allah will replace it with something better than it.”Source: Sahih Muslim 918
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Though now knowing this it’s up to you how to use is. As Allah knows what is best.

Three of the 99 -part 2

Guilt is when you,
You feel you have wronged a person
or even your own soul20160602_180337

More,
when you see it all dark
when it seems there is no way out

Anyhow guilt is,
an emotion that  can too
Benefit you

In guilt,
you can find yourself,
Be brave and see
this emotion as a gift

Therefore,
take time
to realise what you have done
Call upon him when you need help

He who created you
He who is your guardian through
He who pardons you

Al-Khaliq
Al-Muhaymin
Al-Afuw

The Creator, The Planner

Al-Khaliq. The One who determines and creates according to the proper measure and proportion of each thing. The One who plans and determines how, when and where to create.

The One whose works are perfectly suited, appropriate, fitting and proper. The One who creates something from nothing. The One who creates both the inner and the outer in just proportions.

The One who brings things into existence from a state of non-existence. The One who has the power to change things back and forth between the states of existing and non-existing.

The Protector, The Bestower of Security, The Guardian,
The Safeguarder

Al-Muhaymin. The One who ensures well-being. The One who extends wings of Love to cover and protect creation.

The One who is ever watchful. The One who protects and guards.

The One who offers peace and security. The One who proclaims the Truth.

The Pardoner, The Most Forgiving,
The Effacing, The Eliminator of Sins

Al-Afuw. The One who blots out and leaves no trace of any sin or fault.

The One who passes over and absolves any fault.

The One who can remove and obliterate all traces of wrong actions.

The One who can make any sin, error or fault disappear.

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadan ’16 Edition – Marhaban ya Ramadan

As we know Ramadan is on the go, and it is already the seventh day. I’m soo sorry not to greet you earlier, fellow Muslim readers, for having a Blessed Ramadan.

I hope it’s not too late to share this as we should feel blessed for learning something new.

To begin with, Marhaban is not just a word applied in this secret month adopted from the Arabic language, except it has a greater meaning on applying this when we know its definition.

Marhaban ya Ramadan means literally: Welcome Ramadan

Expressing joy at the approach of Ramadhan is a sign of faith, so be happy and thank Allah that He has brought us to meet Ramadhan and  insyaAllah, again soon next year.

The source can be found at:

The Blessed Month of Ramadhan – Marhaban ya Ramadhan!

Travel D. – Days in Budapest

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page – Saint Augustine

Alhamdullilah, this is the first time visiting the East side of Europe or maybe the first time writing about my vacation to East Europe.

Budapest is Hungary’s capital city, a beautiful place it is. Mostly when our family goes on vacation we have this preparation. Firstly it all starts with an idea where to go. As we know Europe is easy to travel trough, mostly only have to grab a country from de ‘where to go list’.

This time, the chosen city will be Budapest. We planned to stay 5 days in and around this city. The memories captured you can read below.

Day 1.
I did not take pictures of the army that were controlling the passengers next to me. No, this Asian girl knows when to take a picture and when it is irrelevant. Maybe you think: wait for what?? army? I don’t know that the security is like that in Europe. Well my dear, nowadays it is like that, especially in places like airports where they tend to have a high risk of terrorist attacks.  – Nevertheless, in the evening of day 1, we arrived safely at Budapest international airport.


Day 2.
City lights from last night are gone and at daybreak, IMG_9982
we tried to find our way in this unknown city. Our fist stop was visiting Old town where we can find the Fisherman’s Bastion. After hours of strolling in this beautiful part of the town, I found a tourist attraction where we can practice on archery.
The end of day two was not to forget also a new chapter in my life due to the fact I became 22 yeas old.

20160502_161213_HDRDay 3. and Day 4.
We spend also time outside Budapest to explore more from its country. This were unique days as we went to a cave. In this cave, I saw clear water and we went on a boat to explore the rest of the cave.

Details are:
Name of the cave: Lake Cave

Adress: Kisfaludy Sándor utca 3., Tapolca 8300,Hongaria

 

Day 5.
At the last day in Hungaria, we spend our time again in Budapest. We visited a truly fancy cafe named New York Cafe. It is actually located in a hotel but what makes it so attractive it that the decoration represents the inside of the parliament.

That was all fellows, a short one about my vacation in Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Changing

About any weakness that you might have whatever you call it, like OCD ( obsessive-compulsive disorder ) or psychosis till having an allergy.

“I feel sometimes so disappointed of myself.”
Why is the question?
Well in my point of view people want to be part of the crowd, which is normal, it is part of human nature. But if you want something that bad like what others have and the situation doesn’t support you then it would be wrong.  This could be MY answer in WHY I feel disappointed.

Ok. to give you a brighter explanation, don’t be greedy and be grateful. Know that you have the piece that you should have. Knowing that what you have is the best you ever could have. Even it is an illness.

Even it is an illness don’t be sad. You want to get better because you feel you want to get back on track like doing what others do. Have patience don’t be greedy it will be over soon. Think positive and have gratitude eve11889478_1489524841370827_1776496130526681765_nn when you are ill so you don’
t stress. It is not wrong that in this case you want to get better soon, even I want to get better soon when I’m ill. The thing is to have  trust. Trust in Allah. In your fate that this particular thing will happen. You can change things in the future with your dua (supplications)but what has happened we only can say: QaddarAllahoe wa maa shaa’ fa’al ( Allah has determined what he wanted and He did what He wanted). 

Life is indeed easy. Just have gratitude don’t be obsessed what OTHERS have and look what you and only YOU have. -alhamdullilah