13 July 2017

Find your purpose


I found an article which has given me so much strength today. Alhamdulillah.

It somehow was able to address what I have gone through in the past 7 months. Something so great and so revelation-ary to my life that ONLY one of my closest friend know.  It has redefine my life and shown me knew perspective in life. Allah is great and is definitely the best Planner.

May we find our purpose in life. I am still searching for mine. May Allah guide us to find this purpose. Amin.

On a different note: three day weekend! weehoo.


20 June 2017

20 June: Gratitude

When I am alone nowadays, I can't help but think of all the things I wish to do. Like how I wish I'm making Raya biscuits with my girl or clean up our messy bedroom. But, this made me wish that I had time which I don't. And when you don't have what you want or expect, you become frustrated. Become upset and negative. This had to stop. There is only 24hours in a day and I can only do so much. 

So yesterday, have made me think, "hang on instead of wishing what I wish to do or wish to have, I should be grateful with what I have". Everyday. 

So, today, 20 June 2017, I have decided to reactivate this Jahit Manik blog, let's call it my grateful blog. 

Syukur Alhamdulillah for all the blessing and today, I am grateful for:

1. The great health that I have
2. The 6kg I lost since December 2016
3. A daughter that misses me everytime I am away from her
4. A husband that's stood by me despite this busy and sometimes eccentric mind
5. A part-time business that is based on a hobby
6. An above average cook that makes delicious pasta
7. Two houses to live in (still at my inlaws, with the current schedule, really contemplating if having a house will make our life easier or not)
8. A satisfying day job that involves Brunei's welfare when they turn (60)
9. A boss that knows what he wants and what is expected of his subordinates
10. Being a muslim and Ramadhan. 

Hugs Kisses. 


10 December 2014

A Thank You note

Hello followers.

Haven't been around but hope you have been following our latest work on Instagram. Follow @jahitmanik if you haven't done so!

Since the introduction of Jahit Manik kaftans in February this year, it allowed me to combine unique colours, designs and explore new type of laces which have been an unimaginably amazing experience. I get to meet a lot of new people with different tastes which gave me more understanding of the fashion market in Brunei. Starting with a mere less-than-10 laces earlier this year, now Jahit Manik has beyond 100 laces to choose in a huge spectrum of colours, types and textures. Our chiffon colour selection has increased immensely too with atleast 80 colours. Syukur Alhamdulillah. I promise myself to offer never been seen laces, newer lace patchwork designs and new designs (keep an eye on flutter)! Insya Allah.

I would like to thank everyone who have been involved in making Jahit Manik where it is now. My family for their undying support from lace cutting, quality control review, organising, keeping my daughter entertained and occupied. I definitely can't do this without you all. Secondly, my truly valuable and important stakeholders, my customers, thank you for your support, loyalty and trust to make an outfit for you. Customers who came back over and over again... Masya Allah Bless you.

Here we are. December 2014. Jahit Manik has been running on maximum capacity for most of the year and we are planning to expand! New distribution channel, bigger team, new location. 2015, a year of more possibilities and opportunities. Insya Allah, if Allah permits. I can't wait!

It's  time for me to take a break until the new year. It has been such a successful year for Jahit Manik which also means an extremely hectic year for me. It's time to sleep 8 hours a night (for atleast 2 weeks). I can't wait to spend time with my daughter and her dad. She'll be one soon!

May Allah Bless you and may you all be surrounded by your loved ones with prosperity, great health and happiness. Amin. Have a fabulous holiday and new year.

Love, Rai Ranie

26 June 2014

Bye Indonesia

Impressed with the landscaping at Sorkarno Hatta Airport. Bye Indonesia. Till next time. 

Grand Indonesia

Went to Grand Indonesia for the first time. The prettiest food court I've ever seen called Food Louver~ so fancy. Will definitely come back. R.