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The Happy List #5

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For the past two months my family and I have been through a lot and it seems that it drained almost all the positivity in me and that sadness have succumbed me. And I think it’s about time that i’ll do my happy list because listing down the simplest joys – I believe can bring back some positivity in my life. 

“But I believe good things happen everyday. 
I believe good things happen even when bad things happen.
And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad.
And that’s life, isn’t it?”
-Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

    • My husband Ali finally home after 8 months of staying in Kuwait.
    • Quality time with the husband.
    • Moving my blog to its new home.
    • Knowing that at the end of the day blood is still thicker than water.
    • Cheap scarves! 
    • Lazy days at home.
    • Authentic kebab that tastes heavenly.
    • Cooking sessions with the husband.
    • Colleen Hoover books!
    • Seeing my succulents and cacti bloom. Finally!
    • Food dates with Mariel.
    • Spending an afternoon with my bestie – Jessa.
    • Landing a job that i’m passionate about. My first real job.
    • Being thankful every morning that God added another day into my life.

    Join the Happy List link-up by Camie Juan now! 🙂

    Motivational quotes for the mind and soul.

    Lately, I’ve been feeling down and a bit sad. I’m anxious most of the time and I worry to much about the future. It’s one of those days when getting out of the bed is really really hard. But I have to drag myself up, I have to get up and get my shit together. I just have to… And that’s what I did this morning. 

    Yes, we have those moments where we feel unmotivated and uninspired, like we have the whole world in our shoulders. But you know what what helps? Aside from a good book and a cup of coffee, finding and reading motivational quotes can help a lot too! That’s what I do, I remind myself to get up and start moving forward.

    So here are some inspirational and motivational quotes that may help us go through our gloomy days:

      • ”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”   -David Brinkley
      • “If you want to live a happy life, ti it to a goal. Not to people or things.” -Albert Einstein
      • “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” -Anne Frank
      • “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”  -Anonymous
      • “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman
      • The best revenge is massive success.   –Frank Sinatra
      • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”   –Albert Schweitzer
      • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”   -Helen Keller
      • You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in this world.   -Anonymous
      • “But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that’s life, isn’t it?”   -Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

      I know i’m not alone on this one. Maybe somehow, you have experienced this too. I want you to know, you too are not alone. Just look around you. There are a lot of things to be grateful for.


        Modesty in Islam is one of the principles of faith. It is freedom from vanity and showiness. It is decency and moderation in speech, manner, dress and total attitude and behavior towards life. It is shyness, simplicity and humility about our abilities and accomplishments. ( 

        Ever since I transferred platforms and decided that it’s time to bring blogging into the next level, I made a promise to myself that I will post OOTDs or What I Wore as much as I can here in  my humble blog. And since majority of the people here in the Philippines are Catholic, Modest/Muslim Fashion is often neglected. To tell you honestly, I still get that stare at malls or public places, I don’t know if they’re in awe that a hijabi or a woman who is fully covered is a fashionista or that racist kind of look. But I’d like to think it’s the first one.


        Recently, I collaborated with Kai with her project, the Hijabi Mag. This is all about spreading awareness on Modest Fashion here in the Philippines and to show that wearing hijab is NOT an oppression but a choice.  In short it’s “Hey, you can be all covered up and be fashionista at the same time”. 😀 I’m just so excited and I can’t wait for the launching! Maybe it’ll be launched before or during Ramadan. Inshallah. 

        I’m still new at this What I Wore posts and I apologise in advance, albeit I will do my best to make my every post catchy and genuine. For now, I am leaving you with a fun shoot I had with my dearest cousin and best friend plus a quote I love by Angelina Jolie.

        “The sun doesn’t lose its beauty when covered by clouds. 
        The same way your beauty doesn’t fade when covered by Hijab.”
        -Angelina Jolie


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