Thank you soooooooooooooooo much to all of you who participated in my "December Giveaway". It took me a loooong time to go through all of your answers and select the winner because you all are really kind and sweet and I actually dropped some tears while reading some of your comments. It's amazing how writings and photos can touch our hearts that way, and I am happy we all are reminding, supporting and inspiring each other in different ways. For that, I thank you all very much once again.
I love all the answers, and thank you for taking me on a short trip to the past - revisiting my old posts and remembering how life was back then. But still, I have to choose 1 winner, and that winner is.....Safiera Nadya. Thank you for the lovely answer, Nadya...a Kate Spade package will be coming your way.
Dear Kak Di,
Hi Kak :) My name is Nadya. Here’s my favorite blog post from you that have given me a boost of confidence and a sprinkling of hope:
When Life Hits You
To me, this is an example of how much of a strong and positive person you are, even though I am not married (yet), I already know that I want to have children (I even have their names picked out already hihi) and the dissapoinment,sadness and anger you must have felt when you found out that you lost your baby, I can’t even bear to imagine how it felt. “It's sad to know that something had lived and died inside me. But I always believe that Allah is kind, and this, for whatever reason, was for the best. So yes. Life is amazing, because it hits you and hugs you within seconds. And in a minute, you learn something big, something new, something eye-opening. That life, moves quickly, and forward. Stay positive, people...God is always kind...:)”
My father is very much a realists, and he would always say to me “don’t laugh too hard cause something bad is sure bound to happen to dampen your happiness anyway, so why bother” I had been such a pessimists all these years because of those words (and my lack of self confidence), but that changed when I read these last few sentences from you post, it shook me to my core. That May I just found out I had failed one of my classes at Uni, and I was so angry and grief stricken but then I read this post on the way home and I mentally kicked myself saying “How stupid and childish are you? so you failed a class, so what? You can repeat it in the next semester, work harder and move on! Someone just lost a baby, someone out there probably just lost their home, their job, their loved one, and you’re here crying over over a C-? Wake up! Don’t cry over it! Do something about it! Everything happens for a reason” Now I know that I can choose to live in happiness no matter how many sticks and stones life throws at me, I AM the only one who can dampen my own mood, my own happiness! So, thank you for sharing this post with me Kak Di :)
Well, that's my favorite post from your blog Kak Di, Thank you so much for your inspiring blog, it really is A Modern Girl’s Guide (I think even guys could learn so much from your blog) from fashion, to events, to beauty tips and to simple but on-the-dot thoughts that turns into motivations for me and all your many readers. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for deciding to write a blog and making it as wonderful and whimsical as it always has been since 2007. Thank you.
- Nadya -