Dhirah Abdullah

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Dhirah Abdullah

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long Distance Relationship

Mr. Afif is away

Today, 25rd March 2014, my beloved husband, Mr. Afif has left for Germany for 2 weeks of work for already 10 days. When I heard about him leaving for Germany, I was so excited for him! Who doesn't? Going back to the country where he had spent 5 years studying. If I were him and I was assigned to go back to Paris, I would be so thrilled!
Our family photo at KLIA

But, when to think about you will be leaving behind your spouse and also your baby, going away as a working man instead of a student, it became totally different situation. He did mention that he felt bad for leaving me behind taking care of Ariz for 2 weeks. I said to him "It's okay! I will be alright. Mama and Ayah are here to help". Yes, thankfully I have 2 great, supportive parents who are willingly to help me out - picking Ariz up from the nursery every evening, look over him while I pump, prepare his stuff for nursery, perform my prayers, bath, and the list goes on and on. Thank you Mama and Ayah. Could have not done it without you guys.
The BEST parents that I could ask for

Mr. Afif left us on the 16th March, boarding KLM and transited in Amsterdam, Holland. I used Radar24 to track his whereabout after the MH370 incident. Who doesn't? 
Tracking Mr. Afif whereabout

Alhamdulillah, he responded to my messages and Instagram mention after he landed.This is where technology becomes super handy! After landing in Amsterdam, he took another flight to a city, Hannover in Germany. 
Here, goes long distance relationship again!

Yes, yes, Mr. Afif and I had a long distance relationship before we got married. We met in July 2004 in INTEC, UITM, Shah Alam before I flew off to France 2 months later. Then, there goes our history of having long distance relationship for the rest of our relationship. 

2 years : I was in France, Mr. Afif was in Malaysia - The time different was not awesome!
6 years : I was in France (Chateuroux, Lille and Paris), Mr. Afif was in Germany. - Yes, the distance became lesser.

To be honest, even I told him, I thought we could only handle 2 years of being apart. But, to my surprise, it got to where we are today! Married and Baby Ariz came along! Alhamdulillah, Allah did have the best plan for us. The wait was worth it! Yes, I did get jealous when I saw my friends having the boyfriends near, being in the same city, spending most of the time together. 
In 2008, europe family trip. Mr. Afif joined us at  Frankfurt.

Supporting Mr. Afif in one of his passions

With Kura-kura Bintik
How did we do it?

Back in the days, there was no Whatsapp. I really depended on SMSs, online thru MSN Messenger, calling cards and emails. I still keep his email dated in 2004 and whenever I read them, it brought me to that time of my life. Oh yes, there was also Friendster. Who remembers that?

Mr. Afif and I would spend almost every Friday night together online using MSN Messenger. It would start from 8pm (2am Malaysian time) up till 12am (6am Malaysian time). It was Mr. Afif who had to stay up for me. What did we talk about? Everything in the world. 

Then, Skype came along, we upgraded from typing to talking. Better, huh? Thank you Janus Friss and Niklass Zenstrom. Though it came out in 2003, but we started using it mid-2005. No more extra charges on phone! On top of that, we could see each other!

January 2007, things changed! Mr. Afif landed in Germany. Things got way easier. No more time difference. We could call whenever we could. But, the expenses flowed so quickly! We saw each other almost every 2 months - either I go to Germany or he comes over to France. We even had gone on numerous road trips and holidays together. The most memorable was to Spain and Portugal in December 2007.
Barcelona, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Cordoba, Spain

Then came along Whatsapp and Viber! I think we started using it in 2010. By this time, my phone plan was super awesome - unlimited 3G! We whatsapp-ed 24/7. When we were at home, we skype-ed! It was as if Mr. Afif was with me, in the same city.

I would not lie. There were our downs - lots of them! And everything I was thinking of calling it a quit! But, Mr. Afif believed and held to our relationship. He never gave up in us and I really love him for this! Pujuk-memujuk never really worked on either of us. As for me, i would always let time to do its course. Kesian Mr. Afif. 
For those who are doing this long distance relationship, stay strong! 
Never give up! 
But most of all, do not betray his or her trust. 
No matter the ups and downs that we have gone thru, the distance, I am STILL into YOU Afif Anuar, my life partner  In Sya Alla till Jannah and the papa to my little munchkin Baby Ariz.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CDM Naa Kamaruddin

An Inspiration, A mentor, The LEADER

Today, 23rd March 2014, my beloved mentor, CDM Naa Kamaruddin was featured on Sinar Harian, WOW section. She was the cover of the section. She told the readers how she started this business and how it changed her life. You can read the section here

I am very proud to be under wings, BEAUTIFUL CIRCLES. You are an inspiration to me in achieving the same things as you did Kak Naa. In Sya Allah Amin Amin Amin with determination and your guidance and of course, the rezeki from Allah S.W. T. 

Proud to be under her wings.
CDM Razali Zain on CDM Naa Kamaruddin.
Some photos on her life
CDM Naa Kamaruddin

Come and join me and be under CDM Naa Kamaruddin's BEAUTIFUL CIRCLES!
You will be guided by one of the best entrepreneur of GLAM and soon you will be like her!
012-387 5486

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SM / SSM Award 2014

Thank you

On the 16th March 2014, in Dewan Wawasan in Menara PPGRM the SM/SSM Award ceremony was held. I have been a silent blog follower of CDM Hanis and CDM Naa and all I did was just looking at the pictures during these award ceremonies. Alhamdulillah, this time around the table has turned. It was my first time being there and also my first business award.

The event started at 2pm and ended at 6 pm. So, that morning, I had a very hectic morning. Started off by settling Baby Ariz's affair while Mr Afif packed his luggage. Yes, repacked his luggage because he had his flight that night to Hannover, Germany. Then, by 10am, Naqia my makeup artist came and make me look all pretty for the event. 
 Credits to Naqia Makeup for the look!

We left the house at 12.45pm and arrived at the venue around 1.15pm. Mr. Afif and I performed Zohor prayers before registering. I was amazed with the crowd and there were so many people at the foyer of Dewan Wawasan. There were also some booths displaying the product and one of it was a booth displaying the ever famous PREMIUM BEAUTIFUL Corset.
Premieum Beautiful Corset. Do you want to own one?

Before the event started, I went to see my Mentor, the lovely CDM Naa Kamaruddin, the founder of Beautiful Circles. She handed me a beautiful bouquet as a token congratulating me of achieving the first, one of many milesstones in the business. Thank you CDM Naa Kamaruddin.
With my CDM, Naa Kamaruddin

Here are some of the photos taken that day. Credits as well to CDM Naa Kamaruddin for the pictures!

One of the booths

The ceremony in Dewan Wawasan

Contest result!

The lines of CDMs under Hai-O Marketing

Dhirah before the event started

With CDM Hanis Haizi and CDM Naa Kamaruddin along with partners under Beautiful Circles.Congrats Picah!

With CDM Maisarah Ibrahim and partner Effa Mohsin.

With GM of Hai-O Marketing, Mr. Teoh

With CDM Naa Kamaruddin, DDM Ashraf Naseruddin, Effa Mohsin and partner @ Husband, Afif Anuar

Here's me receiving the award and I saw Mr. Afif taking my picture. Thank you Sayang for being my number #1 supporter. As I was coming down, I saw CDM Naa, my business mentor. She waited for me to come down and congratulated me and reminded me to stay focus to achieve another target which is the Diamond Night. In sya allah Kak Naa! Go go go Shanghai Aku datang! One of the things I love about doing this business, my leader celebrated my achievement. Thank you again CDM Naa!
Dhirah receiving the award

CDM Naa Kamaruddin was waiting for me as I came down from the stage

I took some pictures with the founders of GLAM (Green Leaders Academy) -  CDM Hanis Haizi and her husband, CDM RAZALI ZAIN. They congratulated and reminded me that that day, was the beginning and there will be more to come. Just stay focus on doing it.
CDM Hanis Haizi, the celebrity CDM, founder of GLAM

CDM Razali Zain, the co-founder of GLAM

I did take picture with my ever supportive husband, Mr. Afif. Without him, I would never be where I am today!
Mr. Afif and I-Thank you sayang!

Do you want to join me under Beautiful Circle on my way to achieve the success? 

In sya allah I will guide you just like my CDM Naa Kamaruddin guides me. 

Who know you will be a receiving the same award as I did in just a few months? 
And I will be celebrating it with you, just like CDM Naa Kamaruddin. 

Contact me 
012-387 5486

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

'Afif Anuar, It's your special day

Although you are in Germany, Baby Ariz and I would like to wish a 
Happy 28th Birthday, Papa!
May Allah bless you and grant your wishes and dreams, Sayang.

Wish you were back home to celebrate with you. We miss you so much!

You are one awesome dad to Baby Ariz.
A great husband to me!

We love you so much! I love you!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Go-getters 2014

Beautiful Circles Seminar

On 1st of March 2014, CDM Naa Kamaruddin, the founder of Beautiful Circles organised a seminar for all Sales Manager and Senior Sales Manager under her wings. This seminar was held in Grand Blue Waves, Shah Alam from 8am to 5pm. 
Before this, whenever there's a seminar, all groups under GLAM will be having the seminar together. However, as GLAM is expanding, each group under different leraders or CDMs holds their own SM/SSM seminar. 
After the registration, I entered the room and I saw this board. I felt proud to be apart of this experience. 
DDM Najihah Sulaiman

The seminar began with our bubbly MC, DDM Najihah Sulaiman. I loved the way she handled the event. She made it fun and at the same time, very professional. By the way, she is an engineer by profession and she is still doing this part-time. She has now reached second highest ranking in the business and now, driving a BMW.
Before the speakers start, DDM Ashraf Naseruddin recited some prayers and we sang Hai-O Perjuanganku. We even danced to Chicken-dance to get our blood flowing and to get ready to learn.
The first slot was given by my beloved leader, CDM Naa Kamaruddin - TAKWIM 2014 & Hala tuju Business. Everything that we do in life must have a goal same goes to business. Knowing the calender makes us ready and advance in business accordingly. Planning is the key! A quotation that  I will never forget "Successful People Always Take Part"

CDM Naa Kamaruddin

Next slot was with CDM Musyida Mohsin with the topic "Peranan Usahawan Baru & Ciri yang diyakini". She gave out a number of tips in order to help us in achieving more. A number of things to be done and to be changed in order to be successful. 
The most important formula is 
along with the change of attitude
CDM Syida
Once we were done, we headed off for lunch and zohor prayer. The choices of food prepared by The Grand Bluewave Hotel were so vast and I did not even taste everything!
Lunch with CDM Naa, CDM Syida and partners
I had my lunch with CDM Naa Kamaruddin and CDM Syida along with my business partners. We shared stories and jokes but most importantly, motivations and tips from them are the most things that I valued!  Thank you dear leaders! 
The afternoon session was filled with "Poco-poco" to stimulate our system after a very fulfilling lunch and Team Building. It was nice to get our bodies in shape and more motivated and at the same, we were having fun. 

During the team building session, we were divided into small groups with the objective of finding alternative ways of selling the products given, manage our time and tasks wisely and present it to everyone as creative as possible. Each one of us in the group did not know each other but alhamdulillah, we managed to pull something creative despite the limited time give. Oh yah, we were all judged by juries and announced the winner. 
Team Building Session
Congrats to MCism for the creative presentation of Mineral Coffee!

We were able as well to listen and grab some tips and advice by two business partners Cik Lin and Kak Mahani who qualified to Gold Coast for the first time. It gave me more motivation to work in order to qualify to Shanghai!
DSM Mahani

Cik Lin
And the grand finale was after the tea break, the arrival of 
CDM Hanis Haizi 
CDM Razali Zain!
Her session was very motivational and she has never failed to keep us moving on. Keep on working in order to achieve our dreams! 

Thank you so much CDM Hanis for your time and your words of wisdom.
CDM Hanis

Thank you to the organizers for organising this seminar. Looking forward for more seminar and activities in Beautiful Circles!
The Committee

Congratulation for those who made it to the
BC Go-Getters Seminar 2014!

Let's "Shanghai Aku datang"