Project 365

Welcome! This is my own 365 project of creating at least one post per day about the stuff that I learnt, achieved, and found, the stuff that made me happy, or the new thing I did every single day.

The project was started on 21 February 2010. It has stopped for few times but I am determined to continue!

This project is dedicated to myself. I want to feel grateful for every single thing I have. I want to be thankful for my own life. I just want to feel that I have enough.

Category: Quote

The Kind of Friend

This is the kind of Friend
You are –
Without making me realize
My soul’s anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful

— Hafez

Pay Close Attention

If you are really not aware
that god is constantly hunting for you,
Then pay close attention
to every breath you take.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Soul Never Forgets

I love my friends neither with
my heart nor with my mind.
Just in case heart might stop,
Mind can forget.

I love them with my soul.
Soul never stops or forget.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

For you, Jessie! Miss you so much! 🙁

Date A Girl Who Travels

I accidentally found this post and I loved it. Let me quote some of the things she wrote:

A girl who travels has developed a deeper appreciation for life. She won’t judge you, or pressure you to do things you don’t want to do. She knows too much about the importance of identity and self-efficacy, and she will appreciate all the more if you won’t pretend to be who you’re not.

Is a girl who travels worth it? Yes, she is. So when you find her, keep her. Don’t lose her with your insecurities and doubts. Because when she says she loves you, she really does. After all, she’s seen so many things, met so many people, and if she had chosen you, better grab that opportunity and thank the gods that you were lucky enough she’s chosen you and not that bloke she met watching the sun rise in Angkor Wat, or while whitewater rafting in the Padas Gorge in Sabah.

Date a girl who travels. Make her feel safe, warm, and secure. Make her believe that no matter where she goes, and however long she’s gone, you’ll always be there for her, the one that she can call home.

Of course, not all girls who love to travel have those characteristics. But some do! 😛 LOL

His Sun always shines within me

You call him a moon,
yet moonlight fades.
You call him a king,
yet kingdoms fall.

How often you say,
Wake up, you’ll miss the sunrise.
But His Sun always shines within me.
How can I miss the sunrise?

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Owning Our Story


I’ve been so busy these past few weeks! Too many things to write but so little time. I’ll resume this project next week, insya Allah 🙂

The Void

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi


Love is such a vast sea, it has neither
edges nor ends nor corners.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Appear as you are

Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the Earth for modesty.
Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

— Jalal ad-Din Rumi

The Ocean’s Secret

I was happy enough to stay still
inside the pearl inside the shell,

But the hurricane of experience
lashed me out of hiding
and made me a wave moving into shore,

Saying loudly the ocean’s secret
as I went, and then spent there,
I slept like fog against the cliff, another stillness.

There is a moon inside every human being.
Learn to be companions with it.

I see my beauty in you…
A mirror that cannot close its eyes…
A moth caught in flame’s allure.

— Rumi