December 31, 2013


It's finally the last day of 2013!

Allahu Akbar, I am too stunned for words for the past year that I was given the chance to live and breathe yet again. I have non other to thank except You, Allah swt. 

Thank you for the countless blessings and opportunities that have come my way.

Thank you for letting achieve my ultimate dream of having a Master's Degree in Fashion Design at such a young age and of course lending me the knowledge for me to excel in my dissertation paper and projects. 

Thank you for my loving and supportive family that is still here with me today. For their existence in my life, and for the love and warmth they complete me with.

Thank you for the friends that I have met along the way. For the beautiful friendships that were created solely for Your sake. And for kind companions that never fail to bring me up as a human being.

Thank you for the bountiful rezqi that You continuously shower me with, for Your mercy in letting me pursue my dreams, and lending me a brain and a pair of hands to help me inspire people through my humble writings in my blog and column.

Thank you for rewarding me with an amazing position at an amazing publication company. Which in fact was my first choice upon applying for jobs. I have no words to say but to give my thanks immensely for fulfilling my very first job wish. 

Thank you for the health, the food on the table, the physique, the car, the bed, and the roof above my head. 

Thank you for the tests that You put upon me and my family. Even though sometimes I would fall for every hurdle you test me with, You were always there, bringing my family and I back up, making us a lot stronger than we ever were before.

Thank you for the heartbreaks, and for teaching me the value of trust and love. I admit now, I am more mature when it comes to dealing with problems that revolves around my heart. And I know now that nothing is ever worth it except for Your love and compassion, my Lord. 

Thank you for the furry companion (Carlos) in our family You have gifted us with. For he is indeed a blessing in disguise. He came in and brought merriment to our family when things weren't going so great.

Thank you for bringing me places around the world this year, especially to the 3rd holiest place, which is Masjid Al-Aqsa. The glory and beauty of Palestine and the mosque still astounds me until today. Please invite me and everyone who's reading this to the place of the prophets again.

Thank you, Ya Allah.

Thank You.

Thank You.

Thank You.

You have given me too much, and sincerely from the bottom of my heart, I have nothing more to wish from You this coming new year, besides to help me become a better Muslimah. That's all. Help me, guide me, and be with me. Give me the strength and willpower to defy anything that will lead me astray. Place iman and taqwa in my heart and make me a better person than I ever was and ever will be.

Amiin ya Rabbal Alamin.

Now, now, Shea, wipe your happy tears already! Teehee.. Apologies for being too personal just now. It's just that I wanted to appreciate everything that has happened in my life for the past year. Pheww.. Time flies, don't they? Exactly this time of the year last year, I was busy jotting down my New Year's resolutions. But not this year. To me, resolutions can happen anytime, and as long as the intentions are to better-fy your life from the core, then by all means, resolute everyday if you may! Nobody's stopping ya! :D

And here's my final look for 2013! I wore a Dian Pelangi dress, bought online via That's My Shawl. For those of you gritting their teeth in wanting a piece of Dian Pelangi, but are not able to visit the boutique, then buy online! That's what online shops are for! :D

The flow of this dress is too amazing. I love how it does not cling to my body, and swifts nicely in every step I take. Gahhh, I need more of these types of dresses! 

Gradient tone scarf: Marshmallow Scarf
Scalloped square scarf: Old Blossom Box
Dian Pelangi Godet Maxi dress:  That's My Shawl
Bag: Charles & Keith


See you in 2014, schweets! Au Revoir!
And may this bond we have continue to blossom for the sake of the Almighty.

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Anis Athia said...

Happy new year kak shea ^_^

NydiaAnies said...

Happy New Year to u!