04 April 2018

DAY 4 : A HABIT THAT YOU WISH YOU DON'T HAVE

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KOREK HIDUNG.
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Just kidding.

Well, when I was probably 4, I did picked my nose and sometimes ate them. It's disgusting and gross and would highly reccomend it when there's no food left in this world. Till then..you can eat this.

credit : greedypiggywiggy.wordpress.com

Ok back to habit that I wish I don't have. It's big and it's huge!

IT'S..................

credit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QetfnYgjRE
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I HATE HATE HATE HATE THIS AND I WISH I DON'T HAVE THIS!

Is it natural for human to procrastinate?

YES. That's why you are a human and not a whale!

Anyway, to curb this dumb habit of mine, I've tried 1001 ways. Some sticked, some didn't, some needed another way to even understand that way (complicated much!) I think this will stay as a learning process until I die I reckoned.

However, I've stumbled upon a book and so far it works! The method introduced is a no brainer. I get many things done than before and I LOVE IT! You feel like a new person! Introducing:

credit : amazon.com
YES! The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins! Whatever you wanna do or feel like doing. Just count backward 5..4..3..2..1 BAM! Do it! Simple right? Seriously! Try it. Mind blowing I tell ya!
Check out her TedX talk below and together let's beat this life sucker! -Nawal




02 April 2018

DAY 2 : FUNKYRIFFIC. THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME.

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If you have been following my blog, you will realize that I have changed my blog name for quite a bit. What started off as a platform for me to jot down my goals and plans became a lifestyle based blog with travel, DIY, stories etc. Before I dive into the meaning of Funkyriffic, let me share a bit of the blog's history.

The evolution of my blog:

1. Nawal's Goal-icious - Where it all began. In 2007. I had a friendster blog before and it's all GONE! (if you know how to retrieve it let me know!) Nawal's Goal-icious was all about jotting down things that I wanna do in my life or I call it now as #40things and steps to achieve it. This was the foundation of my blog and I still do this. You can check out the list of all the things that I wanna do or achieve or try at least once in a lifetime. Click here.

 2.Nawal's Goalicious - Same ol same ol. This was the first time I started using a Macbook and bought myself a Wacom Bamboo hence you can see my blog banner a lil bit sophisticated than the previous one.


3.Nawal's Life in a Suitcase  - The beginning of putting 'lifestyle' elements in my blog.

4.The Eccentrico Funky Muslimah - I started donning the hijab around this time (2011) and my blog still focuses on lifestyle added with spiritual elements in it.

5. FUNKYRIFFIC - The blog took another turn. I wanted it to sound universal yet still represent me. I maintained the word Funky and combined 'terrific' in it hence FUNKYRIFFIC. I still remember I was in a car, late 2012 or so, I was going back and forth to Giatmara, taking my dresssmaking course, thinking of what kind of name to rebrand my blog. It mantained all the content and elements from lifestyle to spiritual based on my own experiences. FUNKYRIFFIC was the name that I came up with and it stays till now.

Blog header was updated in 2015
There you have it. A brief history behind my blog and it's name and believe me..it's still a long way to go. This blog is in need of a makeover and I'm working on to do some changes here and there. Nothing in life is permanent right? Expect more awesome things guys! -Nawal


01 April 2018

30 DAYS ABOUT ME CHALLENGE, DAY 1 AND OH HELLO ALL!

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Well HELLLO HELLLLLO HELLLUWWWWWWWWWWW BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. Let me tell you this!

It feels sooooo goood to be back here!! Life has been eventful on my end but it's all good. 3 years! 3 friggin years I've been out of the blogging world and it's time for me to come home..home to my tiny little space of html and css.

Now..... what's with the title?

To get me back into the spirit of blogging and for me to get back with writing (I know it's terribly rusty!) I am kicking off #30daysofme blogging challenge that I got from Ashleigh's Living Off Love and Coffee blog! I find that this exercise will really kick me in the rear and get me back with my writing routine and eventually..consistently produce awesome contents. 

A little update on my life thus far.

Early this year, my beloved Papa passed away. Words cannot describe how I felt at that time especially being far away from home. I can't thank you enough for all the du'as and warm condolences. Thank you thank you thank you. I know my Papa would want me to pursue my dreams and be the best at what I do.

On a lighter note, I started working at my local library since last year and I just loveeeeee it! Not only I get to fund my passion in the realm of designing and creativity, I am able to tap into so many resources I never knew existed and it's all for FWEE! Besides that, I have just signed up for a year membership of kickboxing which is also one of my goals this year. Now speaking of goals, as usual, this year I've come up with my 2018 #40things. 40 things to do in 2018 - which I will share in the upcoming post. (I promise!)

Now back to the challenge.

DAY 1: A RECENT PHOTO OF YOU AND 15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF

Here you go a big massive poster of me! LOL

Quite recent. Taken in the locker room at the swimming pool. 


















....and 15 interesting facts about me.

1. I LOVE SETTING GOALS
 - Every year I will set 40 things that I wanna do. It is one way for me to stay active and basically try new things - get the brain going and have fun while at it.

2. I SEW AND MAKE CLOTHES
- I can't thank you enough to Giatmara Malaysia for equipping me with this knowledge! Studied Fashion and Dressmaking and completed the course. Sewing and dressmaking are something I love to do and comfortable with it. I'm still learning the tricks though. 

3. DIY IS MY PASSION
- I am not so much of buying NEW stuff. I love thrift shops and secondhand items. If I see the things that I want but the prices are outrageous, I'll just make them and I love this mad skill!

4. A GOVERNESS
- After graduation, I've worked as a Governess for the royal children of the Royal Majesty the King and Queen of Malaysia. Imagine me as Maria in the Sounds of Music sans the singing and making clothes out of curtains. It was one helluva experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

5. A BROADCAST JOURNALIST
- A day at Bella NTV7 was never dull. A daily women's talk show. Met a lot of creative individuals from celebrities, important figures to wonderful local talents and businesses.

6. EMCEEING IS MY JAM
- Public speaking, talking and engaging with the audiences is something I love doing.

7. BIG TIME BIBLIOMANIAC
- I love books. I buy em, borrow em. Not necessarily read them all at once but I will read them eventually. HA!

8. I CAN'T SAY NO TO CRAFT BOOKS/MAGAZINES
- My Achilles heels.

9. I MAKE VERY VERY YUMMY CARROT CAKE
- The only food that I'm good at.

10. I SANG IN A JAZZ BAND
- For 3 years and a half. What started off as a requirement to graduate became a catalyst

11. I WORK GREAT UNDER PRESSURE
- It got me going.

12. GREEN TEA FREAK
- All things Green Tea. From Kit Kat to a cuppa of matcha! My fave - Starbucks' Green Tea Latte and Frappucino!!!!!!!!

13. BACKPACKED FROM THAILAND TO CHINA BY ROAD
- Did this whilst studying in the uni with a bunch of super outdoor people that I knew! They were fit and I wasn't. An eye-opening experience and I got that travel bug ever since.

14. LEARN NEW LANGUAGES EVERY YEAR
- My aim is to speak fluently in 10 languages.

15. BIG FAN OF OUTLANDER, GAME OF THRONES AND BACK TO THE FUTURE.
- Ahhhh who doesn't!?  -Nawal