Gone Too Soon!ย 

Another night… trying to force my heart the bitter truth…

Every time I embark on a new journey… I miss telling you about it… 

Miss your texts and calls asking for my permission… requesting me to cook for you, shop for you…… How I miss you my little brother… if only I can hear your voice just one more time.. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ 

Almost every day I wish I went to see you off the day to you left to airport after spending a day with us.. I never knew why you were so adamant on persuading me not to wake Dawud at that wee hour..You just wanted to talk to me over the phone… Now I strongly feel that you didn’t want to face me or Dawud… May be it was too hard for you to leave us which was why you shook mom’s hands twice and caressed her the way u did… 

My little one….. I don’t know what more to write.. cuz it’s so hard… May Allah’s mercy be with you wherever you are… โค Love is all I have for you..  

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Out of Sight.. Out of Mind… NO… Who said so!!!ย 

Tonight, in a few mins a family will pay theit last respect to a loved one!!! A disciplined man admired by many leaving us too soon making us realize how short life is……. Last night when they went to bed they had no idea that by the bed time tonight they’ll be burying him!!! Well that’s the truth of life… 

Tonight is not the most ideal night for me to blog..  But well I had to write this somewhere so that I feel much better… They say say memories fade.. they also say time is the best healer.. Well I’m sorry it’s not.. Not for me.. Not for pepole who love dearly.. 

The pain of not knowing where your brother is… the pain of never getting to say good bye.. the pain ….this pain… its real.. How many times I gulped back tears I can’t keep count.. How many times my parents, siblings and family members does the same.. I don’t know and I can’t even begin to imagine their pain..  ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Faalihooo….How I miss our conversations.. How I miss your texts asking for permission to do this n that as if I’m your mother.. checking on us or just asking what I cooked.. I’ll be forever cherishing your memories.. Whatever the society may think or believe, you are still my brother whom I love so very much.. And my wish for you is nothing but the best place is heaven.. Insha Allah…

OK enough of ‘crying words’……..

End of the day we all struggle differently.. Some more than others..  But do please try and keep in mind that Allah (swt) never burdens a soul more than it can bear.. Al-hamdhulillah..

P.S: If you are unable to cope with your ‘struggles’ do seek help from the source(s) which you feel is the best.. Sometimes tears, a prayer or a listening ear is all you need.. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

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Words Fail Me…

It’s been a year… A harrowing one year since that fateful day….

The pain is still real and biting back the tears is an everyday struggle…

Dearest brother… It’s diffiult for me to pen down about you… That lump in throat and fighting back the tears has been my companion for so long…

Wherever you are; know that we miss you much..

Whatever you may be doing know that we know you miss us too…

Weakly, coming to terms with reality

Wishing you never left

Wrenchingly getting up getting along with life…

Writing about a brother who is more like a son who everyone claims is the doppleganger of my own son……………………………..

How I miss you… Cooking your favorite dishes, making sure the fridge never runs out of juice when you are around, letting me shop for your clothes and the list goes on…

It’s hard and it’s an everyday struggle to convince to my broken heart…………………………….

Thank You Ya Allah, thank you dearest little brother for letting us have you with us for 24 years.. If you ever see this, know that we pray the best for you.. Whaever happened has happened… Your choice was yours…. Telling my son that his uncle is not in Malaysia and not coming back is not easy.. He still remembers his Dhombe and talks about you often.. We, especially Mom and Dad often call your name to him instead of his name ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

P.S: Those of you who know him, if you have any issues with him or if he has hurt you, please forgive him.. If you do not wish him well, I wish you well and pray that you wish for others what you wish for yourself…

One of the best advice/reminder he gave when I was having a hard time in life was :

We shall surely test your steadfastness with fear and famine, with loss of property, life and produce. Give good news to those who endure with patience -Surah Al-Baqara 2:155-ย 

 

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Quenching Thirst… Dripping with sweat!!!! ย 

Solution to this painful heat..

Fresh Mint

Peeled and seeded lime wedges

Mash roughly chopped mint, lime wedges and sugar….

Add sprite and loads of ice cube…

Enjoy the refreshing potion ๐Ÿ˜

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Goodies from Home….

It’s school holiday season and DH and I am so lucky and blessed to receive so much goodies from my parents, siblings, aunts, uncle’s, cousins… and the list goes onnn ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Schools year end holiday time is when people travel to Male’ to go abroad for holidays, medicals check-ups etc etc.. and I get so many boxes of goodies filled with the never ending love I’m blessed to have from the lovely bunch of people I call FAMILY…

So just like an excited kid unwrapping birthday pressies, I got to unwrap tasty Maldivian snacks, fruits, and other yummy stuff almost every week of December 2013.. hehe… it was so much FUN… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

20131211_130214The famous addu bondi, aricanuts, maalhos keyo/ ash plantains, bananas, ripe and raw mangoes, janburoal/ water apples, guava, fried mini bajiya…

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These sugar coated mini doughnuts made by my aunt-in-law’s mom is so yummy i had a hard time sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚ Surely I’m going to order some more to munch onn and onn…

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Fried moringa leaves with dried chilli and onions… goes very well with rice…

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My mom’s mini butter cakes… I’m beyond words to describe the taste of these cakes… All I can say is everyone who taste this gives number one to them… I’m soo addicted to these cakes nowadays… ๐Ÿ˜‰

20131228_141009lemons… ย have this with some sugar so u don’t have to go ooohaa as this is a bit too sour…. but for sour taste lovers like my younger sisters, just cut it open and eat it all in minutes…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 to all my blog readers near and far… May blessings be with us all throughout the year โค

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Spicy Noodle Soup to fight off cold and flu…

DH got hit by the cold and flu bug most probably from office ๐Ÿ˜‰ Last night I asked him whether he wanted soup and ha and was in no mood for anything other than a chamomileย  tea and loads of sleep…

Luckily he was on food mode today and asked me for a very spicy noodle soup to clear up the congestion and feel better… They say spicy chicken noodle soup is the perfect cold and flu remedy… ย Instead I used tuna and I guess it’s still helped my boy…

Anyways, I got thumbs up as the soup was spicy and yummy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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All of us know how to make noodle soup right right …. But for those who want to know what i used…

  • 1 pack of Mamee noodles
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 small onion (chopped)
  • some minced garlic and ginger (not too much)
  • 1 ghost chilly (githeyo mirus)
  • 2 long green chilli
  • noodle soup pack/ salt to taste
  • 1/2 can tuna
  • 1/2 carrot grated (put the carrots when everything else is cooked well and you are about to turn off the stove..

Remember, when flu bug hits you lots of sleep and spicy noodle soup will do great magic.. Surely the magic worked for my very happening guy.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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Benefits of Moringa Leaves and Moringa Leaf Omlette

moringa benefitsAlso: Growing/ Having a Moringa tree is like growing multi-vitamins at your door step…

Okay I’m no health advisor or an expert on health issues… I got hold of this info from hereย 

A very simple and yummy way to eat moringa leaves is to make an omlette with loads of moringa leaves….

If u want recipe from a great cook click hereย 

I just used some onion (thinly sliced), ghost chilli ๐Ÿ˜‰ , some salt, and lime juice….

moringa omletteThat’s the omlette DH and I had for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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