My 6th Ramadhan with Herbalife.

Ramadhan Kareem, all.

It’s 2.11am in the morning. It’s chilly. And I should be sleeping but I couldn’t help myself to be falling asleep just yet. I’ve been edging to share my 6th Ramadhan experience with Herbalife in this blog of mine with a hope that there must be readers who will benefit from this entry, InsyaAllah.

And so,
back in 2011, as most of my close friends already know, I’m kinda obsessed with healthy food and all. I’ve been doing my very own version of healthy regime and all. Finally I met Herbalife through one of my schoolmate. And it was around Syaaban and I got started with Herbalife program that very Ramadhan.

First impression?
Alhamdulillah. I don’t feel hungry at all! I feel energetic the entire day. Only thirsty. MasyaAllah. It was amazing! Super amazing. I took Herbalife shake for sahur and for iftar. Take normal meal either after the shake or after Maghrib prayer. Amazingly, my body was adjusting tremendously well.

As so,
as years goes by, it’s my 6th Ramadhan, now. Just like that.

People will always give me that weird look when I tell them that I only take Herbalife shake for sahur. They’ll be asking me “don’t you feel hungry if you don’t take rice?”. I’ll answer them “nope, it felt great the entire day”.

Plus, as a person who is like a zombie when she wakes up for sahur, Herbalife shake is the best solution for her. One, it’s super easy to prepare, I can make shake with my eyes closed literally. Two, I am having the barokah of sahur everyday without failing, Alhamdulillah.

There’s still around 15 days to go (if I’m not mistaken) and it is still the best time to start taking our 30 days trial program. Where it’s like you are training with the new healthy regime during Ramadhan and you keep it on going during Syawal; of which helps in ensuring that you won’t gain weight excessively. Sounds like a pretty cool idea, right?

what are you waiting for?
Ramadhan is the best month to change your eating habit, to change your lifestyle and definitely the best month to change your dress size! ๐Ÿ™‚

A few people pops this kind of statement to me;
“I don’t take Herbalife shake, I took charge in my meal, I choose healthy food” so on and so forth.

My answer would be;
“GREAT! You choose what’s best for you and I definitely respect that. I just love Herbalife shake because it is so simple to prepare and as for a simple-minded-type-of-person like me, simplicity is my BFF”. That’s all.

And if you are about to ask me about other type of diet or supplements other than Herbalife, I honestly don’t really master in that area. My area would be Herbalife through and through.

Happy Ramadhan 2016, everybody.
Ramadhan Kareem, InsyaAllah.

Hi. My name is Shafa and I’m a Herbalife coach since 2011. I coach people on healthy active lifestyle with Herbalife products. I lost 5kg of fat and I’ve been maintaining it for 5 years Alhamdulillah. I love reading books, a KPOP mania and at the same time love to travel. I can be seen as a shy person but if you get to know me, I am a very warm person and a very patient listener. I can be a free spirit at times as I love to enjoy my life. Drop me an e-mail at if you are interested to enjoy Herbalife products each and every day just like me. Tq ๐Ÿ™‚

The Pink Blanket

Haven’t been writing. Kinda missing this though.
The first third of Ramadhan , done.
Less drama. Unintentionally.

Zillions of stories. To write them down, I’m thinking super hard.
Some stories are good to share. Some are not.
Always going back and forth

Burdensome. At times, you know.
I don’t feel like meeting people.
Despise the idea, in some sort.

I miss you.
I really do.
Let’s meet, one day, some day, any day.

Love you.


Book #2

I shouldn’t be all awake right now. I should be sleeping. It’s almost 1 am in the morning. But I can’t sleep just yet ยฌ,ยฌ


House Rules by Jodi Picoult

I’ve finished reading this book around 2 weeks ago. One of the book that touches the emotional side of mine.

A book that is — emotionally powerful from beginning to end.

“But I thought you might need someone to lean on, too.”
Henry to Emma

At the same time – the song ;

“๋„ค๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์–ด ๊ทธ ์ž๋ฆฌ์— ๊ฐˆ์ˆ˜์žˆ์–ด”
– ๋› ๋‹ด๋ฐฐ  (์ •์ค€์˜)

I can relate!

Sometimes we make believe to ourselves that we are better off without relying on other people. But truth is, we can’t!

Deep down inside – we are crying for help. The struggle was real.

And by this, I learned my lesson that ;

When I have Allah, I have everything. Allah is enough for me


That’s it!
That’s all that I need.
That is all.


Read, pray & love.


My reading spot


I love books. Am so crazy about books sampaikan aku boleh “hilang” dari dunia bila aku baca buku or bila aku kat kedai buku.

Kalau budak-budak boleh “lost” kat playground, macam tu lah aku. Ngeheee.

Nowadays, aku start balik reading buku cerita. And aku feel like a child again. Haha. Serius. Aku start balik digging old 90s songs, start balik dengar radio tengah-tengah malam sambil baca buku, start balik gendong buku ke mana-mana aku pergi, start balik  baca buku dalam kereta. Macam masa aku kecik-kecik dulu.


My fav quote by one of my fav author. 😍

“Shafa memang suka baca buku yeh?”.

“Sempat ke baca buku? Tak busy ke? Aku selalu tak ada masa nak baca buku”.

Those are FAQ yang orang selalu tanya kat aku. Macam kelakar pun ada. Ye lah. To them a bit strange la orang dah tua bangka ni ada masa nak baca buku. Hehe.



Bila aku fikir balik, betul lah apa yang dikatakan tu.

Kalau aku, aku memang easily influenced by apa yang aku lihat and apa yang aku dengar. That’s why aku sangat berhati-hati dengan apa yang aku baca, tengok dan dengar.

Sebab, segala input yang kita masukkan ke dalam otak, minda kita itulah yang akan kita keluarkan dari mulut kita.

Tak percaya, cuba baca bahan yang berunsurkan gossip-gossip, tabloids, article yang mengutuk sana sini etc for a week and cuba dengar balik what kind of info yang kita share kat people around us, kat Facebook.

And then cuba baca bahan ilmiah pula and buat benda yang sama.

Ada beza kan?

Membaca pun bukan sebarang membaca. Apa yang kita baca itulah yang akan kita share kat orang.

Ayat Al-Quran yang pertama turun pun pasal “Bacalah!”. After that baru “Tulislah!”.

Nampak kan kepentingan membaca tu sebelum menulis?

Tips-tips orang yang berjaya pun membaca. Siap ada library masing-masing. Perasan kan dalam movies kat rumah agam, mesti ada library yang besar.

So, membaca itu keperluan asas kita as human being. And as a Muslim, bacalah Al-Quran. Dalamilah Al-Quran. Ada banyak cerita sejarah dan tauladan yang best-best. Carilah ustaz yang pandai bercerita tentang kisah-kisah Al-Quran ni. Favorite aku would be Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan. Other than that Ustaz Yahya Adel dan Ustazah Yasmin Mogahed.

Korang boleh YouTube je dia orang tu.

P/s: korang dah pergi Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur ke belum? Aku nak pergi. Tengah cari masa. Anyone else nak pergi sekali? *kelip-kelip mata*.

“great minds talk about ideas, average minds talks about events, and small minds talk about people”.  – Eleanor Roosevelt


Book #1


Finally berjaya habiskan buku Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham. Beli buku ni tahun lepas masa Big Bad Wolf. And since then, dia tersimpan di sudut meja. Konon nak habiskan buku Jodi Picoult dulu. But, since tak berjaya nak habiskan buku House Rules sebab terlalu sedih dan emotional masa membacanya, aku berhenti membaca for a while. Haha.

Then, around two weeks ago aku start baca Cocktails for Three ni. Aku pick this book up on random basis. So, no specific reason kenapa aku baca buku ini. Haha.

Truth is, aku almost barely finish this book. Sebab, aku start beremosi. Aku tak tahu kenapalah aku ni dengan buku-buku. Senang sangat nak beremosi. Adoi. Almost a week juga la aku tak sentuh buku ni.

But in the end, aku decide untuk habiskan. Aku muster up all my courage and bravery (haha. macam ape je la kan) to read this book again.

The book is about three great friends, smart and successful, they meet for cocktails and gossip once a month. They’re Roxanne, Maggie and Candice.

Roxanne is a glamorous , self- confident, with a secret lover .
Maggie is the capable and high achieving – and is entering motherhood.
Candice is the honest, decent or so that she believes.

Aku stop reading this book sebab Candice’s old past is coming upon her. How to say this? Candice’s dad ada buat something yang harm other people’s life and somehow one of them came up on her and Candice feels bad to this friend, Heather. Candice feels as if dia owe Heather her life and want to make it up to her. And she offer Heather a job at the editing company she’s working at.

And Maggie and Roxanne dah start suspicious.

Tu je reason kenapa aku stop reading this book for a while. Haha. Macam kelakar je kan alasan stop baca buku. So noob of me.

Anyhow, since aku nak tahu how Candice, Maggi and Roxanne deal with this, aku kembali membaca buku ni. And finally finishes the book. Yay!

My verdict?

The book definitely refine my feelings, my challenges, things that I can’t express words by words. And instead of me knowing how Maggie, Roxanne and Candice deal with this, aku belajar tentang diri aku and the people around me that;

We need each other.
In this world, we can’t live on our own. It is impossible! Kadang kita terlalu fikirkan tentang diri kita sendiri sampaikan orang yang di sekeliling kita diabaikan. Walhal mereka perlukan kita. It is important to have supportive family and friends. To know that they’ll be with us when we need them. And us too to be a supportive family and friend as well.

We need to trust each other.
As much as we need each other, we need to trust each other as well. We are not superman or superwoman. We need help sometimes. We are not perfect. So, kita kena belajar percayakan orang lain juga. Masing- masing perlukan sesama sendiri.

Stay loyal towards each other.
There’ll be a time your loyalty towards each other will be compromised by somebody or something else. It’s normal. It’s a part of life.ย  I’ve been there. TWICE! And God I tell you that it’s so darn difficult to have them gaining my trust again. But, in a way we learn a lesson. That those who believe in you will stay loyal and those who don’t won’t. Kenal lama tak bererti apa-apa bila ada orang lain yang berjaya mengubah kepercayaan kita. In this sense,we need Allah to rely upon.

Basically this book is about friendship, loyalty and trust. No secrets.

Oh God! I miss my girlfriends. We need to hang out. Just to be ourselves for a day and to be carefree. No obligations of any sorts. For A day. I need a picnic session. Hmm…

Anyway. I love this book and I still can’t get over this book just yet. I still have an emotional attachment with this book. Perhaps by tomorrow I can start reading another book.

By reading , we can be at many places at a time. By reading, we can see the world from many ways. By reading, we can gain knowledge. By reading, we can see the world of wonders. By reading, we can be a better man. Just as what Ahn Jung Guen once said;


A quote that I stumbled upon while watching 2 days 1 night – Harbin Special

By a thorn grow in my mouth meant was your words are filled with spite that hurt other people. Or in other way to understand is you will be an ignorant person by saying hurtful things towards another person.

As an introvert myself, ada waktunya yang aku tak pandai nak ekspresikan perasaan aku. And since aku tak pandai, aku senang marah. And by reading, aku belajar untuk menyampaikan , berkomunikasi melalui tulisan. And I’m thankful for that. Thank you, Allah.

By reading, it opens up a door of wonders.
A wonderful world we’re living in.







Kota Kinabalu Trip

Assalamu’alaikum, all.

Last month was quite a hectic month for me. Awal bulan ke IMKK by Dr. Azizan. Then ke Kota Kinabalu for family trip. Oh my. Seriously starting that point, I’m starting to forget all the days and dates. Haha.

Tau – tau je dah bulan April. What a swift of time. So fast.

I’ve been meaning to share but since I’ve lost track of time, the sharing had been postponed for exactly a month. I am so sorry.


This trip was planned around 2 months earlier. And to tell you the truth, aku tak ada lah excited sangat nak pergi. Ye lah, because of this and that *my very own personal reasons* but I decided to go. Quite an adhoc decision juga la.

Plus, dah almost 20 years tak jejakkan kaki ke Kota Kinabalu, so I was kind of missing that place. A place of my childhood la katakan. There’s something sentimental about Kota Kinabalu. So, why not go,kan?

13 March 2016
I packed my bag around 10pm on the dot. For quite a frequent traveler, I kinda know what to pack and what not * still single boleh lagi la*. Still doubting the trip, seriously. Feeling of not going actually.

14 March 2016
Woke up super early to catch the 9 am flight. We took MAS since we have little kids and my parents are frequent flyers of MAS. Spent a little bit of money for comfort. It’s convenient. And yes, not all of us going. Just 10 out of 15 of us going. So, it’s quite a number juga la kan.

After around 2 hours something, we finally reached Kota Kinabalu. Yay! It’s kind of emotional to me since I’m finally back to Kota Kinabalu after all these years and I kinda thankful that I didn’t cancel this trip. Alhamdulillah. Thank you, Allah.

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Say Hello, Kota Kinabalu~!

So, we rent 2 cars and drove to our homestay belongs to Yaya’s friend (my sister-in-law). It was a 2 storey house. We loved the house! The interior was so simple and chicks. Haha. Anyway, I wished I took the pictures of the place. It’s all in my head, sadly.

Okay, day 1 was a leisure-day to us. We drove to One Borneo and had our lunch at one Nyonya style diner. At first we planned to go to Philippines Market but because of the traffic, we changed our plan and go to Tanjung Aru, experiencing sunset and had some light dinner.

That night, Angah and Alang went out and bought us dinner and do some groceries shopping. Truth is, our trip was so simple with just a simple planning and improvising them on the go. Haha.

So, the end of day 1.

15 March 2016.
Abah, Alang and Zira went to the market buying some seafood for our dinner that night. After that we drove to Kundasang. One of my favorite place! We drove there quite late but we still enjoyed the scenery.

Lots of picture taken.

We went to Kinabalu Park, Desa Farm and did some vegetables shopping. Had our lunch at Puteri Nabalu.

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At Kinabalu Park.

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At Desa Farm, we can see and feed the calf and lamb with grass and milk.

That was Isaac’s 3rd attempt feeding the lamb after previously 2 failed attempt.
As much as I love water, I also love mountains. I feel so near to the sky as if I could touch them. I am so happy. Dzikr never missed from my heart. I keep on saying Dzikr in my heart non stop. I’m thankful that I made this trip. Kinda a healing trip. Clearing out my mind from unnecessary thoughts and all.

That night, we had our seafood dinner.

16 March 2016.
Today is Island-hopping day~! Another favorite! I just love anything that related to water. Like seriously. You can see me smiling from ear to ear just because I’m around water and this is OCEAN! A whole lot of water. What a peaceful moment.

We hop from Pulau Mamutik to Pulau Manukan and finally Pulau Sapi. At first I wasn’t planning to had a dip so I didn’t put on my swimming suit. Just a sport pants and a t-shirt. And I changed my mind. I did dip and played with my niece and nephew. Haha.


We spent half a day just to hop 3 islands. And truth is, I kinda miss my childhood moment with my cousins there at those islands. Kota Kinabalu used to be a place where us cousins spent our holiday together since we had our family’s BIG project there. And it was like a BIG family trip to Kota Kinabalu. Along with Arwah Nenek. And I kinda miss nenek while in Kota Kinabalu. Things that we do and experience.

So, we end our island trip and went back to Jesselton and had our lunch there. At Minang’s restaurant.

That’s finally how we end our day. We went back with sunburns all over our face and all. With good memories, of course. Hehe.

17 March 2016
It’s our last day in Kota Kinabalu. Had our late brunch at Nook *it belongs to our homestay’s owner*. I just love the place. So cozy and welcoming. Aussie-style diner.

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Then, went to observation point just to have a final look of bandar Kinabalu before went to Abah’s workplace in Sabah. A company build up by him and his friends. It’s our very first visit. Sebelum ni Mama and Abah yang datang. So, this time is ours pula.

IMG-20160408-WA0019Observation point. We can see the whole of Kota Kinabalu. Hehe.

IMG-20160319-WA0005Looking at Abah & friend’s company made me feel proud of Abah. And thankful all at the same time for Abah to had such a great friends to work with.

And that was our final site to visit. We directly drove off to the airport to board. So, goodbye Kota Kinabalu and Hello Kuala Lumpur.

Nowadays I love to see many of my friends traveling. It’s a good adventure, you know. To go to places and learn.

Be a traveler not a tourist.
A tourist is like a visitor. Visit here and there. And that’s it. But a traveler will open his/her eyes, heart and soul to learn, understand, mesmerizing the wonderful world Allah has created. A traveler will always come back with a lesson of life in heart.

That’s why I love to travel to various places. I have no expectations. I am open to learning and new experiences.

And during trips, I still had my Herbalife shakes every day for breakfast. Why? It’s easy to prepare and filling. Definitely a good choice for breakfast if you want to stay energetic and excited the whole trip without any small messy things.

Especially for Muslims and we kinda picky with the food that we’re eating, and it’s kinda frustrates at times to find halal food. And Herbalife shakes is the best choice for us at desperate times like that. It can helps in keeping us filled while looking for Halal food.

For me, I’ll bring at least a canister of Herbalife shakes. That’s the minimal. It’s not bulky at all. Just reserve a small portion of your luggage for a caniser and a shaker cup. That’s all. Simple, kan?

When we make things simple and less messy, it made our trip so easy and memorable. Truly.

Be a traveler.
A smart traveler.

coach shafawati