Healing Hearts Together
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

In nearly every orphanage in China, children in need of heart surgery wait to be healed.

In an effort to help as many of these orphaned children as possible, Love Without Boundaries is holding a "Born In My Heart" art auction.

Beginning Thursday April 23 to Tuesday April 28, you will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing items and forever change the lives of children with heart defects. Over 300 items will be added throughout the day.

100% of the proceeds go to fund heart surgeries.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

It's only Sunday.. but I've already had a wonderful weekend. I spent Friday and Saturday at a cake show.. now I want to bake something amazing! But who's going to eat a three tiered cake? It was really nice to see other cool cakes (wedding, baby shower, etc.), and even see some cakes being put together.. although it disgusts me how much they blow on the cake (to keep it clean, etc.) I'm extremely picky when it comes to food and hygiene - thank God I don't need to order cakes from others.

I also bumped into an awesome store! Which is why I'm posting today.. to share their online store with you: Lush

They sell fresh-no animal testing-protect the planet kind of products. In my books that makes them a perfect place to shop. I bought shampoo in a solid form!, and have already used it.. by far the best shampoo I've ever used. Hijabi Apprentice, you must visit this site! It reminds me of you... haha

Right now they are holding contest you can check out - win a bike! Seed The Nation. I think today is the last day to enter, so see if you can get something in asap.

Happy shopping!


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The Gift of Rain
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Another remarkable book I'd like to share with you!

Title: The Gift of Rain
Author: Tan Twan Eng
Available: Amazon
Type: Historical Fiction

What's it about? It takes place in Malaysia (during the Second World War). Philip feels as an outsider being half-British and half-Chinese until he meets Endo-san (a Japanese ambassador). Endo-san offers to be his sensei... and well, things don't turn out so clear cut..

Is it worth reading? I sure think so. Some might not feel the same, but I loved the history (some fictional), the Japanese and Chinese culture brought together, the story line, and the way it was written.

Is the book easy to understand? It's a long read, but easy to follow, and my favourite part is how Tan Twan Eng described everything.. almost poetic.

Notable pages? I can't narrow it down.. and some will just give away the story.

Out of 5: 5

Let me know what you think!


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