This post is one of the Group 6 of Blogger Perempuan's Arisan Link blog hop. For the other 11 blog reviews, please refer to the label 'profil blogger' (in Indonesian).
It is Zia Subhan who owns a beautiful autumn-themed blog: Zeelhouette.
Zee comes from her nickname and lhouette comes from the word silhouette. So, Zeelhouette means a representation of Zia. Zia writes about her life and her family in English. This blog is neat, I think. From the theme itself to the way Zia writes, it flows smoothly. I think Zia is a neat person as well. Am I right, Zia?
In Zeelhouette we can find stories about family. Zia describes her blog as a family blog:
"It's a family blog, tells you everything about parenting, education, experience, lifestyle, etc. There are some literary pieces that you can enjoy. It's also a personal space which you may learn from it. Here! You are eagerly and delightedly accepted..." ~ Zia Subhan
In Zeelhouette we can find how Zia's thought about parenting. Just read her post about teaching her son, Vito, to fast this Ramadhan: Teaching Our Children About Ramadan. Through reading it, we can find specific words for explaining the Islamic words in English. For example, Zia uses the word iftaar for breaking the fast; to do fasting for 'berpuasa', sadaqah jariyah for 'shodaqoh'; suhoor for 'sahur'. Just read the whole article and we'll see that English is not that complicated. We can use words or phrases that's so-Bahasa Indonesia.
"Sahurnya sama ya kayak di Bahasa Indonesia. Cuma beda tulisan aja."
Zia's English is trustable because she is an English teacher. She once taught in a well-known institution, but now she runs her own private English classes. No wonder, ya, her English is so good.
Then, what other special things in her blog? Come and read her poetry under the tab Literature! Trust me, you'll be amazed by the beauty of words she put in there!