Showing posts from November, 2013

We are brothers.

(just a short post. All names below are changed for now -_-)
We were still waiting for brother Farhan finish his ablution while the 5 of us sit in a circle, cross-legged in the center of the musallah (prayer room). The Jamaah prayer for Zhuhur (midday prayer) had just ended when we arrived so we have to start our own congregation. The two other sisters who came with us already finished praying, but we on the other have to wait for our brother and pray together. After all, praying in jamaah (congregation) is far more rewarding than doing it alone.
Earlier this morning when I met these seven new friends from Indonesia, the first question they had was: "Are you Malaysian? You look like Malaysian." and then "Are you Muslim?". And answered them with a smile and "No, I am from Sulu, farther south of Manila, and yes Alhamdulillah, I am Muslim, born and raised, by blood and soul." They were also medstudents like me and they are now on a seven-day visit to the Ph…

Anak iluh goes to Medical Student Summit

This year's 8th Medical Student Summit or MSS was held last Nov 23-24 at University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila. Various sessions and plenaries about the "Victories of Philippine Medicine" were held and other events as Med Quiz Bowl, Social's night and of course the Research Contest which I participated (try try lang).

Although I was only able to attend the Saturday afternoon session (because I was still not in good shape those days), Alhamdulillah I was happy that I attended the summit. It was a great chance for me to get involved with such kind of summits and meet other med students from other schools and learn new things, too.

I already expected not to win in the research contest for a lot of reasons, leading on the list is my late appearance and my poster was not as appealing as other participant's posters (it was my first time! I don't even know if I was doing it right haha). But all in all it was a great experience :) In shaa Allah I will try to do …

Dulang (Halal Restaurant): a place to be

Craving for Halal and healthy Tausug foods? Are you searching for the best Piyanggang Manuk and Tiyula’ itum in Manila? Are you missing the tasty Bang-Bang Súg like Putli’ Mandi, Juwalan, Pastil, Pitis, patulakan and Wadjit?Have you been longing for the unique taste of Kahawa Súg? Or you are just curious how Tausug Dishes taste like? Then Alhamdulillah, you are in for a great treat! A new halal restaurant here in Manila is finally here to take away all your worries! Haha!
I could consider Dulang: Halal Restaurant as one of those treasure chests that you can rarely find in this vast sea of un-halalness (-_-) here in Manila. For Muslims living here in Manila, looking for a Halal restaurant is indeed a big problem, leave alone the cost, distance from where you are from and of course the taste of the food they serve. And Alhamdulillah, since the Dulang Manila branch opened here last year, it was indeed a great blessing to all Muslims and even non-Muslims with curious tongues.:D Dulang se…