Months in Review: July 2013

July is all about the ‘Ramadan’ month where Muslims (including myself) were fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. To be exact, the first day of fasting was on 10-July. That also meant lesser sleeping hours for me, where I usually woke up at 5:00 AM for ‘sahur’ (to consume early meal before fasting), go to work, ‘iftar’ (break fasting) at around 7:30 PM, settling all household matters, prayers, emails, watching recorded TV series and go to bed mostly at midnight, around 1:00 AM.

And it wasn’t just about fasting, here’s the journey of July.

The Immortal Debts.

Debt consolidation plan was fairly happened as I was still waiting for my loan application status. While anticipating, I searched for other ways to consolidate the credit card debts. Based on my 2013 Manifesto, I was left with only 3 months to terminate my personal credit card. From the previous month of unexpected incident, I could foresee the plan would be off-track. Needless to say, I still maintained my ‘Saving Private Fifty’ in July without fail.

Maintaining Healthier Lifestyle.

The fasting month falls simultaneously during my food-intake balancing diet plan, hence I figured it was an additional advantage. In July, I haven’t started my exercise plan, neither weighing myself for the past few weeks, so in the meantime I couldn’t really tell whether it’ll returned any good results.

The Pleasure in Writing.

introvert_badge1_allblack_160I was substantially gratified with more of my writings in July, from talking about food and cooking to discovering the introversion characteristics. Despite the lacking of sleep, this is something I wouldn’t have thought of and I’m bluntly surprised.

From my last post about introversion, I officially became part of the introversion community project established by the awesome Hanna Scott.

Much as feeling delightful, I could have never imagined that now I belonged to another ‘big family’ out there! 🙂

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Moments – The Awesome & Terrified.

The Terrified.

Besides my health issues during last month, horrifying things barely happened in July except for the solicitude of debts. It appeared to be harder than I thought which eventually became really frustrating; then again, I will keep on searching for alternatives without losing any sight of clearing my debts as usual.

The Amazing.

Colleague Get-Together (5-July) – Well it wasn’t just a normal hang-out, my colleagues including my manager came to stop by to our new house. Everyone brought over some food for the dinner, so I ended up having plenty of leftovers in my fridge for few days. Fantastic!

Family Gathering (7-July) – This year I believe I had the most family gathering event. We were invited by my cousin for a lunch buffet at ‘Makan Kitchen’ Restaurant located at the Intermark Hotel. They served plenty of tasteful varieties from Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisines. On other several nights, we also had a few pleasurable Ramadan buffet dinners, and it was delicious.

Entrance to Makan Kitchen

The Kiddies

Giant Panda (7-July) – Interestingly on the same day itself, I stopped by at an open field area late evening to enjoy seeing and capturing numerous giant kites. I was so overjoyed like a small kid.

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My July Favorite Picks:

My favorite pick of July would be these travel books! The ‘Travel Writing (from Lonely Planet)’ book that I ordered from UK finally arrived after 1 ½ months of waiting (Ohh it was certainly worth the wait!). I bought this book as an encouragement for myself to write more about my trip, and I get so inspired after receiving many compliments from my last post about Boracay, Philippines. Thanks guys!

‘Nomeya’ accompanied my travel reading

And the most intoxicating moment in July was that I managed to get myself ‘The Killers’ concert tickets, which will be happening on 22-Sept at ‘Sepang International Circuit‘. It will be an outdoor concert, and I absolutely can’t wait for it! 😀

Subsequently, ‘Hari Raya’ festival is coming in August, more of that in my next review 🙂

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“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

Currently Listening: Hey Jude – The Beatles

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My humble comment: In July, I had more and more lovely readers and new subscribers joining in here, and all I can say is even words could not express how much that has meant to me. Thank you everyone for stopping by and supporting this 5-month-old baby blog! 😛  I am extremely glad and truly appreciate all the comments and compliments! I hope ‘Coffee And The Sky‘ will always be the space for us to exchange opinions, share similar interest and also be the place to provide any information that you‘d probably be looking for. Again, thanks a million!

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