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Travel Tips.

By on March 5, 2017

Alhamdulillah, I just finished my professional exchange in Black Sea Region. Now I am in Greece for my convocation treats to myself. Who else gonna treats you better right? HAHAHA.

 After travelled to few countries, there are  a lot of lessons that I got and I obligate myself to share to you guys. Yes, all these lessons required thousands of money loss and millions of piles of tears T___T

 You may read it somewhere else but I will share based on my experiences here. Greece so far gave me a lot of lessons that I will not forget.

 So, here some humble travel tips from me 🙂

  1. Make sure that your passport valid 6 months before departure and do a bit research whether you need visa or not to enter the country.
  2. Buy the flight ticket from trusted agents or site. I got this bad experience. There’s someone who sell cheap flight tickets, turn out that the company is a SCAM! Thank God that the agent is responsible so he had a back up plan and used his own money to buy new tickets for us.
  3.  Back up all the documents like passport, flight tickets, hotel bookings and everything in your emails and your phone.
  4.  Also print out all the flight tickets and hotel booking. There’s  a time when we were in Santorini and we forget to print out the latest booking, fortunately, we back up it in the phone so they allow us to pass this time. We almost burned our 80 euro to print out the new tickets T___T
  5. Don’t come to  the airport late. We don’t know if there might be traffic jam, super long queue in the counters or super long immigration check up. We had a bad experience too when we already arrived at the airport 2 hours and 30 minutes earlier but the queue for boarding pass is extreamly long (we queued for 2 hours and then got problems with i-dont-know-what then we need to buy fast track ticket (cost 10€) because the flight already about to depart! You know how rushing we were and finally we made the grand entrance (muka tebal 10 inches when everyone looked at us like we were prisoners).
  6. Bring suitable clothes and don’t bring clothes that you definitely don’t wear it. Save the luggage space for souvenirs :p and make sure that you check the weather forecast to plan what clothes that you need to wear whether it is summer or winter seasons.

Gonna share few stories in Black Sea Region and Greece soon.

Fi emanillah 🙂

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Destress.

By on February 25, 2017

This week gonna be my last week in Black Sea Region. I am quite sad but there are a lot of another thing need to be done in my second home, Cairo & then Malaysia keep calling me. My sister always ask me “Tak reti-reti nak balik Malaysia ke? (Don’t you want to come back to Malaysia?)”

She then angry at me a bit because I told her that I want to be an expat, I will live oversea and settle down anywhere outside Malaysia haha. I don’t mind if my parents want to stay with me, I will bring them too. No, I am not joking 😉

Actually last week I had my amazing Black Sea Journey! I will blog about it soon (bila turun wahyu Hehe). This post I want to write to my BFF since forever, AK because I know that AK has a really tough time right now. I already speak to AK’s mom and I found how hard the situation is. Yeah, I don’t know if AK will read about this or not. Anyway, I share with you guys how I destress myself.

Everyone will have their hard time. I do have mine too. I already passed them and I’m sure I gonna face another hard time again. Life is like a wheel. Sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down bottom. You can’t have all bad things all the time or you have all happy things all the time. NO. So what did I do to destress myself?

  1. Always look everything in positively. There must be a reason why those things happen. Usually, the tough thing will build you to be a better one. Did you know that diamond is made up under pressure?
  2. Go eat ice-cream! This is the thing that I always do. Sometimes I will buy the expensive ice-cream then regret it hahaha. But then I would say to myself (it’s okay once in while kan :P) or find another dessert to calm you down. But don’t overeat!
  3. Relax, close your eyes and imagine the good things that you ever had. Remember the amazing trip that you went to. Remember your families’ faces. Remember all the sweet things. Dude, tough time will pass but tough people won’t. 🙂
  4. Listen to music. Or sing your lungs out. Yes Yes Yes. I am my own fan. Even I know people will get ear aches when they hear I sing but this one way to destress myself. Nah IDC.
  5. Take a walk or run the town. I noticed that when I started my running routine every weekend I become less stress. Some research said that the endorphin will be released and the stress hormone will decrease. Endorphine is a happy hormone FYI.
  6. Do something that require your creativity like drawing or knitting. The art therapy can reduce the stress. Here, in the palliative care unit, the doctors encourage the patient to draw and making art to reduce their stress. If you visit here then you can see few drawings by the cancer patients exhibited here.
  7. Try yoga, pilates, or any meditations. If you are a muslim, try to turn back to your God. Maybe He miss you 😉
I still remember this moment. It was an amazing trip. I told myself to remember this view when I face stress situation in future. 

Guys, it’s okay to be imperfect. It’s okay that not everything will happen according to your plan. I start to embrace my vulnerabilities and I become more calm. Remember that good things will happen then. POSITIVE! Of course I will cry my lungs out till all the neighbour know what happen haha. Just spill it out, it will lessen the burden. No cry will not crush your ego dude. Crying isn’t a sign of weakness.

Of whatever KEEP CALM and may Allah ease you 🙂
fi emanillah.

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Life is a choice & we always choose to have our guilty pleasures.

By on February 11, 2017

Selam aleykum and happy weekend guys 🙂

This weekend I don’t have any plan yet. Iez and I tried to make our freaking last minute plan last night but after almost one-hour discussion we aborted the plan because there is no much time left for us T___T.

We planned to travel to the Black Sea Coast. It just about 5 hours from my city but from Iez’s city, it gonna take about 15 hours by bus. Then we checked the flight ticket but still, the timing is not so suitable for us. *cry*

Btw, Iez is in the northwestern of the country and I am at the northern of the country. Sound like near but this country is freaking big country even our distance from each other is 16 hours by bus 🙁 so last minute plan really doesn’t work for us.

Whatever happen to our plan I know that Allah has a better plan for us. Chill 😉

Iez is looking at the map this morning (don’t know where she decides to go yet) and I am writing this blog now while FaceTiming with Nay our girlfriend who stays at sovereign state now. So, what we will talk about today? I will share you my guilty pleasures and don’t regret it as life is about making a choice…

Thinking of my choices. If I done them right~ (View from my operation room)
  • Since last November, I didn’t finish my intellectual books yet, yes it is because of my final examination. I need to prioritize between the medical books (it’s for my future) and my needs for my brain. Now, right after the exam I had my attachment at the hospital (abroad), it is quite tiring and I still don’t have time to read something (tired mental and physical so need some rest).

I wheedling myself that in order to gain something you must lose something right. So, if I don’t time to read those intellectual books but you focus on your medical knowledge now 🙂

  • And another guilty pleasure is I don’t continue my diet in this country (I will talk later about my diet in another post). This country has a kind of a healthy food which I like it so much. But because of I really need a ton of energy to make me awake during assisting the operations and not to lose focus I eat a lot of carbohydrates (this is against my diet anyway).

Alhamdulillah, here lunch for the surgeons at the hospital are so gooooood, I always eat like a famished person whenever I got the food haha. (No I don’t have time to snap the food’s picture :P)

  • Lastly, is my workout routine. I brought my running suit here okayyyyyy. I planned to run here every evening but guess what I never did it yet. Still need to find the best time.

I was thinking, if I want to run in the morning before going to the hospital it is not gonna happen. HAHA. It is because the sunrise is at 7 a.m. and we need to be at the hospital 7.30 a.m. Nahhhh no time in the morning and I don’t want to run outside before sunrise I think it’s dangerous. If I want to run in the evening, we finished our work usually at 5 p.m and sometimes maybe finished at 7 p.m. Here, the sunset is at 6 p.m. We already tired and no time again. So rest in peace workout for this month.

I will try to work out next weekend. I don’t promise but I’ll try because I hate to see my belly is getting big. Huwaaaa it gross 🙁

Whatever you do, please calculate the risk that it will not harm your life or other. Just don’t make your health become worst like eating a lot of junk food (I don’t buy junk food, I only eat them from my friends hahaha not gonna waste my money for junk anyway).

Even if you don’t have time to workout please don’t just sleep. I will have a brisk walking around the city (if my work at hospital finished early) and do some window shopping to have a good circulation for my body.

Please please please take care of yourself.
This ayah from Quran which I love to share to you.

And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.
-Al-Baqarah: 195

Wsalam. Fi emanillah 🙂

 

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World is a book.

By on February 1, 2017

Salam and hi all.

It’s been a long time not write here. One post per month. Oh come on, I’m better than this seriously. HAHA. I do have a lot of thing to talk about but I am too lazy to write. After a month came back to my beloved country I gained 4kg. I just keep eating and having a sedentary life. Not so good thing meh.

I went to Kuala Lumpur International Book fair last time and it was my first time after 6 years missed it. How i missed buying books in bulk. You will not imagine how much I spend on books per year. This year I spent almost RM700++ and I wish to finish all of them. Yeah well, I have pretty much spare time.

There are two things that I really love, BOOKS and TRAVEL. When I randomly surfing the internet, I found this quote from Saint Augustine which I like so much. It said,

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

Me long time ago in Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For me reading is an essential thing that a human being needs to do in his life. Nah, reading is not a hobby. Even the first verse revealed was Al-Alaq  ayah 1 which is;

Recite in the name of your Lord who created 

There are so many genre that you can read. Keep on reading as long as it give you good information. I prefer both fiction and non-fiction but for the fiction i don’t prefer the thriller one. Hehe.

I may read a lot of books that different from my belief and principles, but that does not mean that I do embrace another belief. You can read about them and take the good things that may benefit you and your surrounding. I found that few people doesn’t like to read book from other because they afraid that they may change their principle. Or even their belief. Let me give you an example. One may not read something about communism because he afraid that he will become a communist. Oh Please!

When you read something, clear your mind and put aside all your principles. Not to dispose your belief but you should give a time to the author to explain their mind and voice. Not to reject directly the first word that you read. The author may has the explanation for that. Throughout the reading, try to understand and interpret the information with what you already know. Finally, make a conclusion for that. Not just simply invalidate everything. That’s ego.

I would suggest you a book from Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book. This book will give you guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition.

and here.

100 books that you should read before you die.

If you are too lazy to open a physical book. There’s another option too. Ebook, Kindle & at least good article from facebook. If you don’t like to read why don’t you enjoy some good videos like Tedtalk (I will watch them sometimes. They did change my life a lot. I mean A LOT) and listen to the podcast. Come on guys. We are better than this.

Yeah, to a better world.

Read.

In the name of your Lord who created.

Fi emanillah.

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Hello World!

By on January 16, 2017

Selam aleykum and hi all!

After the exam I just can’t wait anymore to launch this new blog. Haha. I am just soooooo happy and I will try to write constantly in this new blog (kalau tak membazir je bayar domain haha).

So, are you ever wondered why it is Orked Husyn? I love name Orked because the name remind me of my mother. When I was 10 years old, my mum was a housewife and she had a lovely collection of orchids. When we were going to travel to other states, she will stop at the nursery and took a look to the orchids there and surely she will bought some gorgeous orchids to add to her collection!

Husyn is simply my surname!

So I decide to make them as my nickname. Both my parents are one of the most supportive person that always encourage me to do the things that I love. They remind me of Malala’s father when people asking him why Malala Yousafzai become so bold and inspiring to many girls like now. Her father’s beautiful quote about #Malala, Ziauddin Yousafzai said:

“Why is my daughter so strong and courage ?” he asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings.”

MasyaAllah.. When I read her book “My Name Is Malala” I really gain a new spirit inside me to contribute more to my society. The book mixed of many feeling that I become angry at some points (annoyed to the people who is irrationally conservative), also upset in few part of the book and even crying because of what happen to her and I do feel astonished with what she did. Masya Allah tabarakkallah.

Then, I would love to thank my beloved friend ZMI who set up my blog! Love you too Zidd. May Allah bless you my dear. Here, what she wrote for me for my first post. I will kept it as an appreciation to her.

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Hai Naadia!

I’m so happy that you’ve established your new blog and I’ll looking forward to read your post soon!

xoxo

Love to the infinityyy,

zidaismail.com

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0320 waktu mesia

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So, welcome to my new blog. Happy reading 🙂

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