Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

"I try not to live in the past... but sometimes the past lives in me..." ~ Jamie Ford

Hello readers,

It's been a while and there has been a massive backlog of my weekie updates. 

I've been on numerous weekies but have not been able to update you guys on the hotels that I have stayed in. Either its been busy or I have been really lazy, honestly I can't really tell haha.

Anyway, recently I had a weekie and Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I think previously it was known as the Legend Hotel before it was bought over by the Sunway Group and given a new lease on life.

Okay, moving on to the pics.

A nice seating area for 2 in the Deluxe Twin Beds room

Love the lamp and greenish colour scheme

Working desk nice and sleek

 Flat Screen TV

My single bed. 


I just loved the rainforest shower head. It was simply awesome. No bathtub though guys

Towels galore

Nice wooden flooring everywhere


1. The hotel is nice and new;

2. Staff service was lovely. Friendly, polite and helpful;

3. Big spacious, clean room;

4. Location;

5. Price (it was definitely value for money the time I bought it, but I suspect when it is more known the price will definitely go up); and

6. Attached to a mall so convenient for shopping, eating etc. (I think this was previously known as The Mall or something and now its called Sunway Putra Mall).


1. Wifi password given to me did not work. Apparently they gave me an expired one. Can't seem to connect with the wifi with my phones even after the correct password. Worked fine for my laptop though; and

2.  Breakfast was so so.

My review on can be found here.

Alright guys.

I have another vaccay coming up soon and numerous travel plans in October. Catch up soon.

Stay safe and yellow on the road today!

Much love from Airiel and I. Peace and love to everyone.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Death is only a Heartbeat Away...

"I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.." ~ Emily Bronte

In the name of Allah swt, the Merciful and the Benevolent.
We all know death awaits us. But because its so scary to think about, we push down the thought of us ever being taken away from this plane down in the depths of our sub-concious . I think its just human nature, the parts of us that focus on self-preservation.

I am no different. But the Almighty is fair. And just at the moment when I begin to forget the mortality of my existence, I am always shaken awake.

Nenda, my ice queen was an orphan. Her late mother's sister, her grandmother and one of her older cousins were the ones who took over the role as her mother, as she lived away from her father when he remarried.

Her late mother's sister was a mother to her and a grandmother to me. I remember her passing away when I was sitting for my PMR exams. She never got to see me become an advocate and solicitor or Bonda becoming a doctor.

Her children, my mother's cousins grew up with her and became her de facto siblings. They were always there with us and for us. When we came back from the UK broke with a handicapped maksu, we stayed at the longest time in a small, 2 room flat in USJ with their family.

They went everywhere with us for berubat sessions for Maksu, and never stopped being supportive of us. A future that seemed so bleak at the time I remember, was made all better with their support and laughter.

When my mother suddenly lost her cousin last week, I was shaken to the core, because it was so sudden, and because for the first time in my life, I saw my mother's resolve to continue to live shaken.

I wasn't given the privilege of being with her at the moment of her passing, and only managed to escort her back home from the hospital with her only son, head in his hands sitting beside me in the car. She will not have the chance of seeing her first grandchild, her daughter in law being only 7 months along at the time of her passing. 

And when I saw my mother sitting alone on the stairs of our house yesterday, I realised something I never realised before, that my mother was tired.

My mother was tired, that she was seeing those that she loved, who she grew up with, who had loved her throughout her difficult life, one by one return to the Almighty... and that she was tired.

And as I quietly sat on the stairs with her, just listening to her speak while she broke down into floods of tears, I heard her admit that she really felt like she wanted to follow wherever my aunt is right now.

And the strangest thing was, I admitted to her that I understood how that feels like because I have felt like that from time to time.

There are days that I miss Akif so much that dying seems like the only logical option for me to see him, even for a while. And then I shake myself and remind myself what would happen to Airiel if I die. And I carry on. I pray everyday that please let me see my son in my sleep so I don't go crazy missing him. Alhamdulillah I do get to see him from time to time.

I realised that in so many ways, I am as tired as my mother. 

I realised that as my son grows, my parents are getting older.

The people that have been there for me throughout my life, they might not be there anymore one day.

Indeed we shall all return to dust one day.

I hope we are all prepared for the inevitable.

Let us be the best Muslims we can be in the meantime.

Have a good rest of the weekend.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back Home I Am!

"I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly..." ~ Charles Dickens

Hello readers.

It has truly been a while has it not? And I am glad to say that I am back from Turkiye safe and sound. I have just finished replying to all your emails as well.

As I have promised some of you, I will post up details of hotels, must go to places and the tour company I took for my 2 week trip!

Most travels pics can be found in my IG and FB. Enjoy!

But I shall post one here.

The beauty that is Cappadocia...

More updates coming. I promise!

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.