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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Nonchalant



I was going through my blogposts one by one earlier today and took the time to re-read the comments I've received over the past few months and while reading the comments on my Headscarf - Hijab - Tudung post, I started crying. When I read this one, specifically :

"U are the kind of person who has the power to inspire people in this society we live in. So pls, do more of that. Let the world know what's inside our head bcs not everyone is capable of putting our feelings into words. And i admire all the changes that u made onto urself..."

I was extremely overwhelmed by the amount of kindness and support I have been given for writing on my blog. I truly am. The comments, emails, insta DMs that I've gotten from you girls (I doubt boys read my blog haha) mean a great deal to me, and I am horrible at accepting compliments because I know my flaws better than anyone else, so I would never let the praise get to my head. But I do appreciate all of them with all of my heart, so thank you.

Anyway, I'm sad that my one week CNY break is coming to an end, because that means I only have a week left to study before my Semester 2 finals. Panicking like craaaazy, even though I don't show it. I did pretty well for my first semester and I am expected to do just as well for my second one but it's just reaaally hard with Elementary Accounting and Quantitative Techniques being in my list of subjects. I'm like buta nombor once plus / minus / x / divide start getting mixed up with formulas and crap, it's the sad truth guys. Reading Subjects > Numbers

On an entirely different note, Irfan made me start watching The Originals this week. I'm only 4 episodes in and so far so good. To be honest the whole vampire plot got overrated for me after the Twilight craze, so when Irfan told me to watch The Originals, I was like 'Er, vampires ? err, spinoff to The Vampire Diaries ? Err, what ?' but caved in to downloading the whole first season anyway since I trust my boyfriend's judgement when it comes to tv series and movies. The storyline is great and the plot is very fast paced and twisted. So currently I am following 3 different tv series simultaneously : Gossip Girl, Suits and now, The Originals. I have this itch to start watching The Vampire Diaries too since The Originals is a spinoff from that tv series so the storylines kind of relate to each other, but TVD is currently at its sixth (?) season, too many episodes for me to catch up on I think I'll pass. Oh on the subject of movies now, I watched Kingsman with my family last night and it was a fun watch minus the slight gory bits and the excessive usage of the word 'fuck' haha.

Besides tv series, I have been heavily watching and reading camera reviews. My camera obsession has heightened to a whole new level. I've probably watched and read everything about the Olympus Pen E-PL 7, Samsung NX3000 and Sony A5100. It's getting intense guys. The NX3000 and A5100's specs are better, and though each of them has its pros & cons I always find myself going back to wanting the E-PL7. Brownie points to Mars for recommending it to me, I did my research and I've been hooked on it ever since. But yeah, if you own either one of those cameras, please, please leave me your reviews on them in the comments below, or email me. I'd really love to know ! I'm saving up for a camera and though the amount I have in my 'Camera' tin is pathetic buuut I'll get there soon enough lol, insyaallah. Whatever it is, I wanna get it before my birthday at least. Sooner the better. I can do this. No splurging on clothes or tudungs or other unnecessary crap. #demicamera




Oh and if anyone's wondering, I got these pair of strappy flats from ZARA during the sale period end of last year, so I'm not sure if they're still there now but no harm in checking. Okay, that's enough rambling for one blog post. I'll probably be on a blogging hiatus until my exam ends on the 6th and I hope February's going swell for everyone. 

Until then. x

45 comments:

  1. Buy go pro izza! Its amazing. I hv one since I dont hv good quality of phone camera so I bring it everywhere. It is very convenience and practical since its small hehe just suggesting though.

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    1. Haha my boyfriend and brother told me the same thing ! I love the GoPro, I think it's super cool and the size is soo cute but I'm not sure if it's suitable for me wanting to take normal photos of like family / friends etc :( Cause it's an action camera kan, so the lens makes pictures look wide and fish-eye-ish. What's the battery life like though ? And do you use it for photos or videos more ?

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  2. May i know where did you download those movies from? :)

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    1. Oh I download them using torrents at Torrentz.eu, but you have to have UTorrent to download them so download that software first. Or, for new episodes of tv shows that still have new episodes coming in every week, I watch them on g2g.fm :) I usually just download previous seasons or old movies I can't find on g2g.

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  3. Hi Izza! Could you please share how did you save money for somethg you want? Yknow, food, clothes , accecories are very 'mouth-watering" lol..so how did you manage your money? Hahah

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    1. Hi ! Haha okay so usually if I wanna save up for something I want that's really expensive, I would work and keep my salary money, but if I'm not working it's slower cause I have to save up through my weekly allowance, I have to make sure I don't spend so much on food everyday and limit myself. So for example if I get $150 that week, I try my hardest to spend as little as possible from that amount and keep the rest.

      I used to keep the money I save up in my bank account, but that sooo didn't help because I knew I could just swipe my debit card if I wanted to buy something. Happened waaaaay too many times when I go out to a shopping mall / browse through online retailing sites like FashionValet or Zalora. So I keep my money in a tabung that can't be opened. I have a tin that I use that can't be opened unless I use a can opener. I think you can make that using a milo tin, cut like a slot on top of the lid for you to put money in, and then super glue the lid to the tin so you can't open it. Keep track of how much is in there by writing it down :)

      And also when I go out, to avoid buying anything I don't really need and tahan nafsu from spending, I make sure I have my wishlist in my phone. So every time I feel like I need to spend, I open my wishlist and see 'Camera', I straight away refrain from buying anything haha. Oh and another I do is if I know I reallyyyyy can't spend, I don't go in the shops. Buat sakit hati je cannot beli right haha. So I just walk away. Hope my advice was helpful, good luck with saving your $$$ !

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  4. Yes. A post about how you manage your money sound good. Same here. Been planning for ages about buying new phone and still until now the plan and money is somewhere to be found. Buying the same unnecessary crap like shoes shawl and of course clothes ahh this suckk. Pls help izza hehe

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    1. Haha I might write a post about that, but as for now I replied to the anonymous above ^ We're girls, we want new things allllll the time kan haha so I totally understand that it's difficult, it is for me tooo. But I hope the reply I gave in the above comment could help you a little !

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  5. Get the nx3000 babe, its really good!!

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    1. If you say so, it must be ! I'll try it out in the camera store soon. Thank you, Sara ! x

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  6. How tall are you Izza? And how do you maintain such a nice body?!

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    1. I'm around 163 - 165cm, I can't remember the last time I checked but around there ! Ahh I don't have a nice body ! I haven't been doing sports since I finished school *cries* but I do walk a lot, and climb flights of stairs almost everyday to get to class so I think that helps.. lol. Oh and I dance around the house when I can, and occasionally book the dance studio on my campus to dance with my friends. So I guess that's my only form of workout.. haha.

      Eating wise, I don't watch what I feed myself. I eat eat eat, and I love desserts and anything fried. I hate vege but I do eat a lot of fruits, drink a lot of juice and a lot of plain water. I don't drink carbonated drinks.

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  7. Yes izza you can. Bcs you can adjust the angle to small one. The battery also last long. I use it both for photos and videos but I guess photo more.

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    1. Ohh okay that's really good to know, I'll do more research on it. Thank you ! :)

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  8. Izza! I'm so obsessed with your blog I cant stop reading it, always looking forward for a new post x

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    1. Hii ! Aww I didn't think anyone would even read my blog but here I am replying to a comment that says you're obsessed with it ! It means a lot to me, really. Thank you so much x

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  9. Hi izza !! SPM results are coming real soon... im so scared i can literally kill myself :'( Can you tell me how was your day when you took your slip and any advice for this worried 18 year old ~ thankyou :)

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    1. Hi Maryam ! Ahhh omg good luck, pray hard. I was in your shoes last year, I know the feeling. I couldn't sleep the whole week before results day, I was really nervous. But I kept reminding myself that I should be proud of whatever results I get because I did my best, and that my results are what Allah has already planned for me. There's always a blessing in disguise no matter what the results are.

      On the day itself, of course I was super nervous. I didn't even wanna go to school at first haha, but I did anyway. My best friend in school was my ustazah's son, and my ustazah was also my form 4 and form 5 class teacher. So I knew what my friend's results were cause his mum checked for him already. I went up to my ustazah to salam her when I got to school and she hugged me and said "tahniah izza ! bangga ummi", I call my ustazah ummi as in like mother in Arab. I was really close to her, so when she said that I was like 'whoaaa wait umi tahu ke izza dapat results apa ?' and she said 'sama dengan Nabel (her son/ my best friend)' and then she laughed.. I looked at her and told her 'Izza tahu nabel dapat berapa, so sama ke...' my heart dropped. I didn't expect to get my results like that haha. Everyone else had the 'get called up on stage / get result slips from class teachers' experience, I didn't haha. I got to know mine first before the ceremony even started. In a way I was relived, and I was proud of myself, but a part of me was disappointed too. I got 5As, I really thought I could have gotten 7, but redha, I know there's a blessing behind it.

      I took my slip from my ustazah and read it slowly. I was so happy my Sejarah was an A and my agama was an A+ hahaha, I used to get Ds for sejarah so getting a solid A was like omggggg happiness level infinity for me. Sakit hati seeing my B+s though, but again, redha. I had 5 other subjects to be happy about, the other 4 redha je. I didn't cry at all that day, total opposite of my UPSR/PMR results day.

      Just keep calm and pray, and always remember that you should be proud of whatever you get. You worked hard ! InsyaAllah you'll get the best results for you. Sorry this reply was long ! I felt like I needed to tell the whole story haha. Best of luck. xx

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    2. its okay i was hoping for a long reply haha (:
      Thank you so much, i feel much better.
      Doa for me please xx

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    3. You're welcome ! Praying you'll get the best results, amin. x

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  10. Please share your skincare routine! Hehe


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    1. I would write a whole post about it but I really don't do much with my face ! So I'll just share it here, I have four steps and I'll list down what I'm currently using as well.

      1. Cleanse - Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel (but I'm switching to the moisturising one soon to see if it's better)
      2. Toner - Garnier Light Milky Lightning Dew
      3. Moisturiser - Olay White Radiance SPF24
      4. Sun Protection - Biore UV Perfect Block Milk SPF50

      So everyday, when I wake up I would usually cleanse, and then either use #3 or #4 depending on how much I think I'm going to be under the sun. Usually if I'm on campus or going to festivals or anything like that, I end up walking under the sun a lot, and my face burns and tans easily so I use #4. Other than those reasons, I use #3. I don't wear make up at all when I go to class (except for lipbalm and sometimes concealer if I have a blemish), and I think I only wear make up like once a week depending on if I go out that weekend. Not wearing make up frequently contributes a lot to how I keep my complexion this way.

      Before I sleep, I cleanse one more time and then I use the toner and moisturiser. And thaaaats it ! I don't do anything special haha. Drink lots of water, don't wear make up too much, always wash your face in the morning and at night. x

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  11. Ohhh izza how many times a day u wash ur face with a cleanser? Like after u got home and u wanna take off ir sunblock do u like just remove it with wipes?or u also cleanse ur face again like everytime when u get home?

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    1. Twice ! Never more than that. So let's say if I get home in the afternoon / petang, I wash my face before I shower and then I won't cleanse again at night before I sleep. I only use cleansing wipes to remove my makeup :)

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  12. Ohhh okayy thank u izzaa :D!

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  13. Hi Izza! I was wondering how do you do the editing stuff for your blog? Especially for instagram thing and navigation bar? Btw your blog looks like vivy's blog hehe so cute

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    1. Hii ! I play around with the template and customise it to how I want it to look like. The instagram thing is a widget, you just type out snapwidget on google and you'll find it there. The navigation bar you can do it in the layout part of blogger, just google how to do it and they'll teach you step by step haha. Yeah I took the instagram photos on top idea from Vivy's blog haha, other than that my blog has always been this way.

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  14. izza please blog frequently :(

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    1. I will after my finals, insyaAllah ! Right now I can't afford to spend time blogging when I could be studying :(

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  15. Salam izza, just want to share with you this incredible story. Please do watch if you're free :) http://youtu.be/fA8bZR89L9E

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    1. Waalaikummusalam. I watched that already actually, I love Nouman Ali Khan and his lectures / stories. Thanks for sharing ! xx

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  16. All the best on your finals :)

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  17. izza, where do you usually buy your hijab?

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    1. My chiffon shawls are usually from @jetaimeshawls on Instagram. I have a couple from TudungPeople and Poplook.com also. My pashmina shawls or bawal I usually get them from tudung stalls in any mall, and I have a few wide shawls from @imaanboutique.

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  18. hi izza,may i know how did you customize yr blog? :)

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    1. I play around with the design template and layout. I'm pretty good with HTML codings (thanks to my zaman MySpace dulu) so I add codes to my blog as well.

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  19. Hi there :) I love reading your blog posts and I thought it was time to finally come out of my shell to say it. First of all, your blog is amazing, I kept checking and refreshing your page mostly everyday to see whether or not you've updated it since I don't have a blogspot. Second of all, you should watch vampire diaries, yes it's season 5 now And I know you're busy but it's so good! If you like The Originals, you'll like vampire diaries for sure :) (I think) anyways, lastly I would like to ask you to talk more about MSU? I've been thinking of going there and I'm scared that I won't like it or I won't fit in. So please write a post of how it's like and also what major you're currently in? I also need help in choosing one. P.S: please don't think I'm trying to creep on you haha I'm just curious but if you're not up for it, I understand since it's quite personal.
    Thank you :)

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    1. Hi, thank you so much ! It still amazes me how I actually have people reading my blog, I never thought I would haha so it's always a really nice surprise to receive sweet comments and yours is such a day maker ! Thank you for taking the time to write to me. And yes, I plan to start watching TVD next week, I'm starting to really love The Originals so it bothers me how I don't know anything about TVD. About MSU, I would love to blog about it but I'd want to be honest in my post so I don't wanna risk giving MSU a bad name (though I do have good things to say about msu too) through my blog, but email me ! I'd be more than happy to tell you about MSU and what I think about it. I'm currently taking Diploma in Human Capital Management. Haha I don't think you're creepy, don't worry ! I'm assuming you've just finished spm last year and you're getting your results today, so good luck ! Drop me an email and tell me about what you might be interested in and what unis / colleges you're looking into, okay ? :)

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  20. hi kak izza, i would like to know what the degree youre taking is like and also the career prospects. Im a pure science student and i wish to swap to arts in uni cus i cannot ever picture myself doing anything science related. Im doing my survey on business and mass com. I will like to know what your degree is like, hope to hear from you soon! Have a great day ahead :)

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    1. Hi ! I'm not taking my degree yet, I'm currently doing my diploma in Human Capital Management. It's either foundation / diploma / A Levels and then degree :) Basically what I learn is management of people in an organization ; recruitment and all that. Every company needs / has a HR department so I don't have to worry about finding a job so much, cause there are obvious a lot of companies around. Besides that I can also venture into Training & Development, so I can train people before they work somewhere. Both HR and training pay well, and for HR I might even be able to travel a lot. A lot of my mum's friends are working in Human Resource so I got to know all of this from them. I didn't choose my course, my family sort of chose it for me. Which kind of sucks but I'm slowly learning to like it. I'm only in my second semester (I have 6) so right now I've just been studying the basic uni subjects like IT, English, Accounts, Islamic Studies, Intro to management / HR, so I can't really say much because I'm not really in deep enough in the course to explain much, but so far so good :)

      Haha I totally get you, I have so many friends from pure science that end up taking foundation in arts or things that are so far from chem / bio . physics. Business is a good option, what you learn is going to be useful no matter what because business is a part of everyday life and it's flexible, you can work with someone or start your own. Mass Comm if you really like it, you can go for it but in my opinion it's not as flexible as business, when you do mass comm you have to think about where you're most likely to work and where you go after that. Which uni are you planning to apply to ? And congratulations on your spm results ! (no matter what anyone gets I think everyone deserves to be congratulated haha)

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    2. thank you for your reply! Im planning to apply for either Taylor's or Sunway college. Im still very indecisive about what i should pursue. i get how you feel about your parents choosing your course.. i was initially forced into doing medic.. since you mentioned it i might take HR into consideration :) thank you so so much for your help !

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    3. No problem ! Ah okay, Taylor's / Sunway are both really good options. Don't worry too much about what you should pursue, it'll come to you soon enough. Good luck with everything ! x

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  21. Hii Izza, I swear your replies are as helpful/fun as your posts.

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    1. Hii ! Hahaha thank you, it's a lot of fun for me to reply. x

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