Friday, June 27, 2008

Mutiara Kita

Alhamdulillah. I am feeling so thankful to God as I just got a wonderful chance to know better the meaning of "having nicest friends around".

Couple of weeks ago I joined a "Liqo online" organized by Bu Mira. I met her first time in the Indonesian Embassy. That time I felt like an angel came to me, she said "hi" to me directly with her very genuine smile and her tender care. Alhamdulillah. And that was just the beginning. Through her, I discover the very nice community. Citra, Mbak Miya, Kak Lely, Mbak Ninda, Mbak Mieke. They are very nice ladies I met once a week online for trying to get closer to God, for trying to be happier, for trying to be more meaningful, for knowing better the meaning of "surrounded by very nice people is amazing". Alhamdulillah.

Now we have a milist named Mutiara Kita, our "something so precious". And yes, I have to say again and again alhamdulillah as this thing is not a big one, but so precious....just like a gorgeous little pearl.

*Picture by Getty Images"

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Going Back To The Past, Imagining The Future

I've been impressed by this song at the first time I heard, Father and Son.

Sung by Cat Stevens, this morning this song really brought me back to the past and at the same time brought me forward to the future.

I sat down imagining the time when my hubby was young. He was with his father and talking about something told by the song. His father is now mine, too.

And I then travelled my mind to imagine the future when one day, insyAllah, my hubby will be in his father's place.

It makes me really want to have children, bring them up, help them be what the best they can...insyAllah.

O, ya...about the me they are father and son...hehe kidding.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Je m'appelle Julie

Je m'appelle Julie. Je suis étudiante en français.

That's what I have to say when I introduce myself in the class. When studying French, our real names are changed to French names. I choosed "Julie". It will be easier for me as I was born in July ;-)

The teacher always explains anything in French, so we have to listen very carefully. It's not easy, many times I miss what she says. "C'est normal".

Last week I got the first text to learn. Here it is :

Aujourd'hui Hippolyte vient voir Honoré.
Il sonne trois fois.
Honore n'est pas la.
Aussi, Hippolyte s'en va.
Il retourne chez lui.

That's for us who really learn French from the very basic. Nice hah?

In the class of 30, we do not care about many diffrences. Many races present : Spanish, Moroccan, Canadian, Russian, Indonesian, and others. Many ages present : teenagers, 30 year old "one day mom to be" (me... hehe), 62 year old grandpa, 46 year old grandma, 19 year old mom to be, and others. Black, white, yellow, sawo matang...all present!

Je m'appelle Julie... et je suis étudiante en français...;-))

Hamdulillah...I enjoy it!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Again To Be A Real Student

March 6, 2006, that was the first day of my "going back again to be a real student" in the Institut d'Enseignement de Promotion Sociale de la Communauté Française de Belgique (I.E.P.S.C.F. - UCCLE).

I am now studying French there. I start it from the very beginning. It is so nice, hamdulillah.

In the class, we are all 30 students of many cultures and native languages. There are Spanish, Chinese, Moroccan, Russian, Indonesian, and others. We're all together studying French, masyAllah. Sometimes it is easy or even so easy, but sometimes it is not understandable. But shortly I can say that the class, alhamdulillah, it is so nice, full of fun.

I have to attend the class 5 days a week.
Monday, 08.30 am to 02.00 pm.
Tuesday, 08.30 am to 01.00 pm.
Wednesday, 08.30 am to 02.00 pm.
Thursday, 12.15 pm to 05.40 pm.
Friday, 01.05 pm to 05.40 pm.

ope I will be able to speak French well one day without loosing my English ^_* insyAllah. Hope I will be able to write down posts in French one day in this Blog. InsyAllah....

Sunday, February 19, 2006

I Am Moslem And I Love Peace

Today as I read an article on, I got a very sad feeling. 16 die in cartoon protests in Nigeria. That's not Islam at all!!!

Why some moslems could do that? Islam never ever teachs violence. Islam is a peaceful religion.

They just didn't know what they did, as the ones who did insulting Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) insulted him.

When we really know Islam, when we really know Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), we will do something as wise as Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) did.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) dealt with insults. Instead of cursing the persons who insulted him, he prayed for their salvation! MasyAllah. It was his habit to pray for his enemies all the time.

The Prophet made similar Du`as (supplications) for his people on a regular basis: "O Allah! Guide my people, for they know not," he would pray, as he and his followers were beaten, humiliated, scorned and ridiculed (

Let me then paste the wise statement I got from

"Contrast this nobility with some ignorant believers today who are found cursing others and praying for the destruction of the world. We do not know the aims of individuals. We do not even know ourselves. So let's keep making Du`a’ that we stay on the right path and that Allah will guide others to it as well. We must not play God by assuming we know where others will end up.

When Allah tells us in the Qur’an about the kind of behavior which leads to receiving a good reward and the character which takes people to the Hellfire, He is saying this so that people may adopt the correct behavior and avoid Hellfire by abandoning what He forbade for our own good. Those verses are not meant to be a criterion for us to determine where others will end up. That knowledge is only with Allah, the Lord of the universe. "

I am moslem, and I love peace. That's what Islam definitely, absolutely teachs us. And mostly moslems do that.

I wrote that after reading so many provocative news and e-mails which I better leave them behind. The real truth, Alhamdulillah I can live my life peacefully side by side with friends who have different religions and I love them ;-)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Going to Paris

On Saturday, I got a chance to have one day journey to Paris.

I got there together with a big group. With my hubby, family and friends.

We got a bus. We departed at 08.30 am from Brussel and reached Paris about 11.30 am.

We visited Institut Du Monde Arabe which located on 1, rue Fossés St-Bernard 75005 PARIS. There is an exhibition over there, it is L'age D'or des Sciences Arabes (The Golden Age of Arabic Sciences).

The Exhibition itself is scheduled from October 26, 2005 to March 19, 2006.

From the exhibition, we walked down town to visit La Grande Mosquée de Paris (The Grand Mosque of Paris). It is a magnifcent mosque. MasyAllah.

We then continued walking down town after performing sholat Dhuhur and Ashar. Long...long...walking. That day, really I went for a very long walk!!! I am still feeling it in my feet!!! ;-)

Tiring but nice. Hamdulillah, finally I got home at about in the middle of the night. Tomorrow, when calling my mother I'll say : I finally stepped on Paris ;-)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Biggest Frigo I've Ever Got!

"Put it in frigo". That's what my hubby usually says when he wants his cola cold. Frigo, he uses that word for refrigerator as all the people I know here do so.

Last time we got a weekly shooping in a supermarket here called LIDL. Mostly we bought juice, milk, and other beverage. Reaching home we found that no place enough for all in frigo.

Then as the degree that time was under zero. My hubby took a chair, put it on our small terrace and...then we got the biggest frigo ever! We put all the beverages we had on terrace.

Our terrace is small, but yes...over there outside the appartment we live in...,God had created the biggest frigo for us! MasyAllah!

Hamdulillah that I have it, the biggest frigo, just for free ;-)

The nice pic of the biggest frigo is taken from :

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Our 1st Qurban, Eid Mubarak!

Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Laa illaha illa Allah. Allahu Akbar. Allahu akbar wa lillah hilhamd....

After my hubby performing Eid prayer in the nearest mosque, we got a trip to the farm to get the sheep and then butchered there as well. One day before, my hubby had already ordered the sheep, so that when we got there yesterday we just needed to wait not so long.

This Eid is so special as this is the first time we perform this qurban together. Alhamdulillah that God gives us this chance. Hope by doing this we can live our life better and get closer to Him. And be more meaningful. InsyAllah.

We went to the farm at about 1 pm. We had a nice little trip. The view outside the window was so beautiful. I enjoyed so much. MasyAllah. Mostly green of the grass and other plants. Many trees which the leaves had been fallen. There were beautiful houses very European, not so luxurious, but so beautiful as I always saw just on films before.

Reaching the farm then, many people there. Mostly moslems who performed qurban as well. The view was also so nice. The road was silent and cold. So nice and unforgetable.

I just waited in the car, silent...thanking God. Two hours. Then my hubby finished. He got the butchered sheep in the car. And we went to parents' home to drop it. Like that here, we butcher ourseves, then cut it in pieces ourselves, then share it to the others. Not yet cooked yesterday, maybe today, InsyAllah.

I hope this qurban will be barakah. Ameen.

Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Laa illa ha illa Allah. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar wa lillah hilhamd....

The pic was taken few minutes before the sheep being butchered, he was in the middle. Hope it is full of barakah. Ameen.

Monday, January 02, 2006

A Perfect Happiness

When there is a day, there is a night.
When there is a light, there is darkness.
When there is sweetness, there is also bitterness.
That is life.

But there is only way to get a perfect happiness.

When there is a bright night.
When there is a warm darkness.
When there is a sweet bitterness.

When we always think about the nice things of everything, then we will hold the perfect happiness.

It is in the heart. It is there when we can say really from the heart : Thanks God! Alhamdulillah.

Today I am so happy for something, and it is sweeping away all the sadnesses in my mind. Tomorrow, I have to keep being happy to make this hard life always better.

The nice pic is taken from :

Friday, December 30, 2005

Remembering 2005, Happy New Year 2006

2005, the year I will never forget.

God gave me a lot of things.

Happinesses after sadnesses.
Laughters after cries.
Smiles after hardworks.
A thankfulness after all prayers.
And a true love after so many brokenhearts :-) Alhamdulillah.

God gives me today.

Alhamdulillah, so that I can keep being thankful of all I've got.

Ya Allah, if YOU give me time in 2006,

Let me be more meaningful.
Let me be more lovable.
Let me also have more love to give. More smiles to share. Less sadnesses to keep.
Let me have more strengths to survive.
Let me have more optimisms to keep walking forward to the future.
Let me have more feelings thankful to be happier.
Let me have more faiths to always get close to YOU.
Let me establish a loving and happy family. Amin.

Happy New Year 2006! It's time to be more thankful to God. InsyAllah.

The nice pic is taken from :