Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Keep Your Head Up and Smile

Keep your head up, smile, and look to the future. You have much yet to do in this life. Ask Allah for guidance, then do what your heart tells you, speak the words that you’ve always held back, and be yourself.

Don’t let the past freeze you in place, and don’t punish yourself for things you cannot change. Everything you’ve experienced:  the happy times, loneliness, laughter and tears, all have meaning, and have all gone into making you who you are. If you have any wisdom or insight, it is probably a result of hardship you’ve experienced in the past.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Everything that you do today has meaning. The caress you give a child, the help you give a stranger, the quiet charity, all matter and make a difference, even when you don’t see it. It’s all worth it. Your love maters, your work matters, your life matters.
Keep your head up, and forge forward fee-sabeel-illah. Accept yourself and be at peace. Look ahead and smile. Stand up straight, and don’t bow your head except in prayer. Keep praying, learning, thinking, following your dreams, and loving the people in your life. You are my brothers, my sisters, my heroes.

By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bird's Nest by Anna Olson

Bird's Nest Show: Bake with Anna Olson Chef: Anna Olson Category: Desserts

Share Ingredients Nests:
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
3/8 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar Assembly:
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mixed fresh berries


Preheat the oven to 300°F. Trace 6 circles, each 2 1⁄2-inches across and with at least 2 inches between them using marker on parchment paper, then flip the paper over onto a baking tray.

Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar first on low speed, then once the whites are foamy increase the speed and slowly pour in the sugar while whipping. Continue to whip until the whites on high speed until they hold a stiff peak when beaters are lifted.

Fill a piping bag fitted with a large star tip with the meringue and pipe circles within the lines drawn on the parchment, completely filling the circles. Pipe a ring or meringue on top of the outside edge, creating the “nest” effect, spiraling up to about 2-inches above the base.

Place the meringues into the oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 275°F. Bake the meringues for 45 to 65 minutes (this timing will be impacted by the outdoor temperature and humidity, making the meringues take longer if it is humid or warm out). If you find that the meringues are starting to brown, crack open the oven door and continue to bake. Cool the meringues completely to room temperature on the baking tray, then gently lift to store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

For assembly, whip the cream to soft peaks and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Place a birds’ nest onto each plate, dollop the cream into the centre of the nest and top with berries. Serve immediately. The meringues can be baked up to a day in advance, but they should be assembled immediately before serving.

Selamat Mencuba!

A witness to your life

When seeking a marriage partner, remember, a husband or wife is not just some pretty face that you get to admire or possess, or show off to your friends. This person is not a checkbook, a status symbol, a servant, or a household maid. This is not someone that you’ll see for a few minutes each day after work, and take to dinner parties.
You could marry someone only for looks or status then find yourself miserable, harped on, arguing every day, lonely within your marriage, or abused. All you rich and attractive people don’t take offense – you might be perfectly lovely and sweet – I’m just saying that appearance, wealth and lineage are no guarantee of happiness, and if you focus on those factors to the exclusion of the soul, then you will likely find yourself mismatched, brokenhearted and forlorn.
A spouse is someone you abide with for the rest of your life, even when you are wrinkled and bent. Someone to hold you when you’re sad, to support you when you’re tired, to cool your forehead when you’re sick, to share in your joys, tell jokes and play frisbee with; someone to pray with in the still morning hours, and struggle with to achieve Paradise.
This is someone to be a witness to your life, to know you intimately and recognize your worth as a human being (not that we need someone else to affirm our value – but it’s always nice to be recognized and seen). Someone to love you unceasingly, like a great river, even when you disagree. Someone to see your faults, and keep on loving you. Make sure your priorities are in order. Look past the surface. Connect with the person’s soul. Find someone who will make you smile, and with whom you will be happy to share this strange journey we call life.

 By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

life & me 16102012

Assalamualaikum dan Salam 1 Malaysia, 

gitew kan, wahh lame sudah tak update blog. Sori la yup uolls bukan ape skang dok ngadap fesbuk, instagram dan tweeter jep...coz dgn semarphone yg 3 ni mmg sentiasa di tangan, cuma nak ber'blog' dengan smartphone jep belom kesempatan nak try :) Banyak perkara yang berlaku sepanjang tahun, hmmm lau nak upload picture kat sini,mau makan bulan jugakk...so tak yah la kann... As usuall, hidup bizi dengan study, makin lama makin heavy subjectnyer.Perancangan tentang anak still lagi continue, as long dengan izin Allah s.w.t... :) Next year nearing age of 30! Wow quite fast rite...masa berlalu, the previous time never waitting for us, sometimes terfikir jugak ape yang aku buat 10 tahun yang lepas? i'm just curious about it.. and make me think wisely about future then. Anywhere kehidupan harus diperjuangkan, diperluaskan, jangan mudah putus asa.. Obstacles tetap ada, cuma yang berbeza cara kita menangani dan menghadapinya.. Okla setakat ini saja, may be ade kelapangan akan di update lagik...bye uolls Salam rindu dendam, dari lubuk hatiku yang paling dalammmm XD