Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Eidul Fitri

The blessed and peaceful month of Ramadhan which is full of mercy will be gone on 30 September. Muslims all over the world have been learning to be more patient, able to control appetite and wicked desire and closer to Allah SWT, the Almighty God.

The month long fasting Ramadhan culminates into the festival of Eidul Fitri or festival of fast breaking. It is a festival of joy, family reunion and thanksgiving to Allah SWT. The giving of a special charity for this occasion is obligatory. This is known as Zakat fitrah and Zakat mal.

In our region, Eidul Fitri begins with prayer at the masjid followed by visits to homes of parents, relatives and friends. We forgive each other for the mistakes we’ve ever done before.

For all the Muslims bloggers, I would like to say:

Minal Aidin Wal Faidzin.

Please forgive me

for all the mistakes I’ve ever done.

Happy Eidul Fitri 1 Syawal 1429 H.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Masjid Muhammad Cheng Ho

There’s a new mosque near my parent’s house at Jakabaring, Palembang. It’s called masjid Muhammad Cheng Ho or masjid Cheng Ho. It’s located in Jakabaring area, ± 3 km from the down town of Palembang.

The fund to build this mosque came from Chinese Moslem community in Palembang. The Chinese Moslem community unionized Pembina Iman Tauhid Indonesia (PITI) which has 4.000 members in South Sumatera.

The mosque size is 25 x 25 m. It was built on 4990 m2 area. The shape of masjid Cheng Ho is influenced by China architecture. The red color dominates its wall. The shape of its minarets looks the same as that of pagoda.

“Cheng Ho” is taken from the name of an admiral from Chinese Kingdom on 15th century. Cheng Ho was a brave Moslem admiral who had sailed the ocean to spread Islam and destroyed the buccaneer at Malaka straits.

Is Nouveau Riche a Scam?

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Furniture Store with Stunning Choices

Choosing furniture for houses and apartments can be exhilarating experience. Furniture order our lives by giving structure to our space, holding our possession, and expressing our taste. That's why the chosen furniture shows the owner's character.

I tried to select what kind of furniture that suitable for my house. Browsing the internet, I found which has a wide range of furniture such as modern,contemporary and Italian furniture. I saw its furniture as the combination of an interest in issue of functionality with an expressive unique design that presented as functional solutions to human needs.

The furniture engages the viewer or user not only visually and intellectually but also physically. The beauty of contemporary furniture was found in its usefulness and construction. Simplicity of design was valued more than gaudy overindulgence and ostentatious. The same thing can be said for its modern furniture which are sleek and simple equal stylish and sophisticated.The Italian furniture are also stunning. Created by fabulous designer furniture, the whimsical sofas and beds all representing the best Italian furniture.Very interesting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home (2): J-7 for Sale

We bought this house several months ago. It is located in the same block with my house, J-3. We called this house J-7.I love this house since the first time I saw it. Although we don’t live there, but sometimes my family spend time together there. There’s a karaoke set on the living room. My husband and I sometimes sing there. Once in a while we invite our friends to sing together.

Sometimes when my husband and I want to be together, only the two of us without kid’s disturbances, we stay at J-7. I also spend time there with a beautician who came once in a week to get me cream bath, body massage and body treatment such as “luluran” (applying herbal cosmetic to all over the skin)

We use J-7 for our guests who stay in Palembang. Ety Riyanti, my friend from Jambi, stayed 4 days there when she visited me.

I love this house, but it seems that we have to sell it. My family will move to Jakarta or maybe to Bogor in the year of 2009. We need to sell it in order to get additional money to buy a new house in Jakarta. The houses in Jakarta are so expensive. Although the company provides the fund for housing, but we still need a lot more money to make it affordable.

Well, it’s hard for me to leave Palembang, my houses, my relatives, my friends and neighbors. But we don’t have any choices. Moving to Jakarta is a must.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jokes Ease the Bad Mood

Having bad mood? Why don’t you try to entertain yourself by reading something that are amusing and ridiculous? Jokes can ease your bad mood, really. has a wide collection of jokes in various categories such as Blonde jokes, Kids jokes, Political jokes, Celebrity jokes and many more. It also has categories from A to Z. offers some of the listed categories which are unusual like Self Evaluation, Fuzzy Language, Rules for Women, Sign of Insanity and other strange kinds of jokes.

So, don't let the bad mood bothers you. Let’s enjoy jokes!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Masjid Agung: The Greatest Mosque in Palembang

Photo by Sutedja Saputra

On Sunday, September 7, 2008 my husband and I attended manasik haji or training for hajj pilgrimage. This time was a little bit special because it was held at the greatest and historical mosque in Palembang, Masjid Agung.

Masjid Agung is located on the North side of Ampera Bridge, down Jl. Jendral Sudirman. This grand mosque was built in 1738 by Sultan Muhammad Badaruddin I Jaya Wikrama (resigned 1724-1757) and has recently been restored.

Here are some other pictures of Masjid Agung, one of the landmarks of Palembang:

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Monday, September 15, 2008

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Friday, September 12, 2008

A Guru?

You Are the Guru
You are a naturally good counselor. You are inspiring, encouraging, and compassionate.
You are eager to help everyone who crosses your path, even those who don't want to be helped.

You are a natural healer. People feel at peace when they are with you.
You are so good for people, in fact, that they go through withdrawal once you're gone.

You quietly do your own thing, without openly resisting. You secretly try to fix every problem.
Your biggest regret is not being able to help as many people as you'd like.

What role do you play?

I play the role of Guru? Ha..ha.. I don't know what to say...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What Your Pink Umbrella Says About You
When faced with adversity, you respond with compassion.
Even if someone is making life difficult for you, you can't help but see things from their perspective.

You are emotionally in tune, and you are very sensitive to those around you.
You are able to give to those who need it most, even if they are difficult to deal with.

On a rainy day: you should offer to help someone who needs you

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Regina was sitting on the veranda while her three children were playing on the yard. Bobby, her first son, kicked the ball powerfully then her other sons tried to catch it. Unfortunately, the ball bounced up, flew off the handle and struck the window’s artistic-stained glass. It broke the glass.

Regina was startled. The first thing she thought was how she could get extra money to fix it. It should be repaired immediately but she didn’t have enough money. She thought she should get a loan. But something bothered her was how she could get a loan within a day.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get Enough Sleep for Your Health

Sleep is a natural state of bodily rest. Children need a greater amount of sleep per day than adults to develop and function properly. A recent survey found that more people are sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry about. But one should be aware when the chronic sleep loss occurs because it can contribute the heath problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in immune system’s power, reports the Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

Here are the six reasons why one should get enough sleep:
  1. Sleep is good for learning and memory.

Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on the test.

  1. Sleep is good for metabolism and weight.

Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.

  1. Sleep affects our mood.

Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness.

  1. Sleep for safety.

Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the day time. This is dangerous because these lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as road accidents, and mishaps.

  1. Sleep is good for cardiovascular health.

Sleep disorder have been linked to hypertension, increased stess, and irregular heartbeat.

  1. Enough sleep may also fight cancer.

Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cell.

By the way, I like to watch my kids sleeping. They seemed so peaceful in their own sleeping styles. If they get enough sleep they will spend the day cheerfully. Let’s get enough sleep!

Personal Loans: A Good Solution for Financial Matters

No one can deny that money is very important to fulfill one’s need. No matter how hard someone works there’s always a need for more cash. There a lot of activities which need extra money such as renovating house, going on a vacation, buying new furniture, etc.

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Personal Loans is one of the options from AFS which can range in size of $10K- $150K. Trough 5 minute application the applicants can get funds which can be used for anything they wish. AFS provides consulting services for the applicants to get approvals and low interest rates. The other interesting things are no upfront fees and no documents to apply. It’s so easy, isn’t it? Don’t worry, be happy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Piece of Note from My Diary ( 2 )

Sunday, April 13,2008

Today is the first day of Manasik Haji. I can’t describe exactly what I feel, but it is a mix of excitement, anxiety, enthusiasm, curiosity, fear, and happiness. I feel that I don’t deserve to be the guest of Allah Swt, because I have done so many sins. In the other hand, I have been waiting for a long time to do this, I can’t hold my tears from falling down every time I heard “ Talbiyah” : “ Labbaikallaahumma labbaik,labbaika laa syariika laka labbaik….”

Even when I write this note, I am crying.

Naik Haji (Hajj pilgrimage) is one of my priorities in life. Actually, I have been willing to do it since I was younger, when I was still working. When I realized that my saving was enough to cover ONH (cost required for hajj pilgrimage) in the year of 1997, I said to myself that if I couldn’t find someone to be my husband, I would do hajj pilgrimage. But then I found Sutedja Eddy Saputra, and we got married in 1998.

My desire was raised again when my second daughter was two years old, but then I got pregnant. So I kept my desire, until finally I could convince my husband to register as the intended hajj in the year of 2007 . But we should wait again, because we did not get the turn on 2007.

Today, we go to Masjid Al Aqobah I, where the manasik haji is held. We have choose KBIH Nurindayu. There are many intended hajj there. We follow the agenda, and also do the instruction to practice Thawaf and Sa’i. I hope everything will be ok.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Home Sweet Home (1)

The place where my heart finds peace and happiness and also where I can share my life with my husband and kids is home.

I and my husband bought this house in 2001. We renovated it in 2002. We call this house “ J-3” because it is located on the block J number 3. We love this house. What make me sad is our plan to move to Jakarta in 2009. It means that we have to leave this house for long time.

Front View and Living Room

Main Bed room

Family Room and Dining Room

My husband has just resigned from his former job and move to other company. The new company asks him to take the whole family to stay in Jakarta. We plan to move to Jakarta on January or July 2009. We must buy a house in Jakarta, or other places around Jakarta such as Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, or Bekasi.

Until now, we don’t have any idea what we will do with this house. Should it be rent? or should we ask a maid to take care of it? We haven’t decided. But one thing for sure is we don’t want to sell this house. No way. This is the first house we bought, and it has kept a lot of sweet memories of our family.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Baby Necessities for Miranda

My friend Elisa sent me sms. It was good news, she got a baby girl! She was so happy after seven years waiting. Six year ago she was infected by Toxoplasmosis. She lost her 4 babies before finally she could deliver a healthy baby. She named her baby "Miranda Arabella". She’s a miracle.

I planned to give the beloved baby something special. When I browsed internet to find a special gift, I found There were so many choices of baby and toddler necessities there. There were infant travel products such as car seats, strollers, bags and carriers; infant feeding supplies such as high chairs, feeding spoons, bibs, breast pump sets, bottle feedings, and nursing pillows. I enjoyed seeing another options such as baby clothing. There were one piece outfits, shirts, sweaters, jackets, coats, gowns, shoes, socks, hats, and even charcoal suit! Finally I chose sweater and shoes. Hopefully she will like them.

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