About the Blogger

DISCLAIMER: All views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not (necessarily) those of any current, future or former employer.
How do I identify myself?

A Muslim. A life-long learner. A woman. A wife. A daughter. A mother. A homemaker. A sustainability practitioner.

You’ll see many of the entries written reflect the point-of-view of the above.

I currently live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I wasn’t born a city girl. In fact, I grew up in a palm oil plantation since my father managed one of the many estates. I was considered academically-inclined (which embarassed me most of the time now that I am an adult), collecting so many A’s throughout my schooling years that eventually I won a scholarship that allowed me to go to the UK to further my studies.

I went to the University of Manchester thinking that I’d graduate and become an oil and gas engineer, but with my Chemical Engineering degree and me being pretty much enlightened – I decided to pursue a career in sustainability area back in Malaysia.

I was very contented and satisfied being single all those years until this one man had the courage to ask if I’d marry him. I said yes, and ten months later we were married. And some 11 months later, our son came, followed by our daughter – whom we named Isa and Khadijah.

After five years working I decided to take a career break and become a full time stay-at-home mother and a part time student at a local university.

I used to love politics and football.
Now I think I prefer reading, sleeping, spending time with my loved ones more. Oh, I do love writing too.


  1. assalamualaikum..
    saya naqibah adik akak, afiqah mohd.
    saya nak kenal akak lebih lagi.
    bila lapang, contact la saya-0139744593.

  2. Assalamualaikum,
    saya sandy ambar dari Indonesia, saya senang sekali membaca artikel anda. Saya ingin tahu sebenarnya barlief itu sebuah benteng atau apa?
    Terimakasih banyak

  3. aalaikumussalam wrt sandy,

    Terima kasih kerana sudi berkunjung.

    Barlief Line atau kubu Barlief adalah sebuah benteng pertahanan, tempat tentera bersembunyi.

    Harap ini dapat membantu.

  4. Salam kak, terima kasih atas saranan. InsyaAllah akan diperkuatkan segala deria menghidu dan menelan segala pengalaman, sebanyak mungkin pastinya.

  5. akak saya izzah.ucsi.huhu.tak tahu la akak ingat ke tak lagi sbb akak kata akak susah sket nak ingt nama orang.hehe

    wuteva pun baru jupa blog akak 😛
    bru stat nak follow
    ok kan??

    saya pun tak baca “utusan,harakah,suara keadilan”

    thx kak afni untuk usrah usrah dulu,smg kak afni dirahmati

  6. salam k.afni.saya student dari ucsi.junior.if u remember,im the person yg tanya pasal blog tu.hee.mencari inspirasi dan aspirasi dalam menjalani kehidupan untuk berubah menjadi yang lebih baik.

    sudah jd follower k.afni!

  7. kak afni, saya junior dari semsas.
    suke bace blog kak afni. keep on writing! 🙂

  8. p.s : why “retired”, self-proclaimed environmentalist.. hopefully you’ll continue. We need work for a more sustainable planet..and perhaps thinking individuals like you are one of those who can mobilise things..

    thank you..

    care to be participate in this study – on ethical consumption… you can fill it out online: (just 5-7 mins) – during of those times when you are in deep thoughts ..


  9. I have no deeper view on capitalism, as I am yet to dig and study this issue specifically (though I really wish I could) – other than this is not how it should be. The complete framework on how it should be is beyond me currently.

    Also, I have retired from being an environmentalist solely because I feel (and found) that such mindset tends to look at an issue from one dimension only. I would prefer being a sustainability believer and practitioner , if I have to, because that is, IMHO, a more balanced view.

    Thanks for dropping by, will find time to answer your questionnaire inshaAllah!

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