Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A walk to remember "P

slept over at husna's house. we had dinner and watch a movie together..the movie was awesome! well, it's because i love vampire stories, but i don't really enjoy watching twilight :P  because it's more like a love story rather than the myth ruthless blood sucker movie..sorry for the twilight sagas' lovers out there! hahaa..
woke up very early..we (husna, afsana and I) had a decent breakfast together then off to do groceries on a lovely morning! There was pegaga sold that day..never seen pegaga in NZ before..hehe..bought a bag plastic of it and gave half to Doris (Nigerian friend of mine)whom I met at the market...I was promoting the Malay salad/herb to her and on Monday she told me that she loved it soo much as it produced a unique flavour while chewing it- like mint..however her children didn't enjoy it as much as she be honest, I don't even like it when I was a child either..But now, I like it a lot! Right after that, we proceed with a 4-hour non stop shopping..from 1 shop to another..hahaa...what a record! Played basketball in the evening with zainab, fatima, the little sister of them (hajar), sarah, auntie norzam and her daughter :) the court was filled with laughter and togetherness which I miss so much...Dinner was great; we had a variety of dishes..bangladesh cuisines (brinjal smashed and prawn with brinjal-afsana's cooking), rice and stir fry fatt choy..
woke up early again but on this date we went out for tramping!! my first ever tramping in NZ :) although I was not fit enough for this trip, I still wanna try it..Alhamdulillah the track in Ruahine Forest park wasn't that difficult, the weather was perfect, people were nice and friendly, knowledgeable guides and the most important thing was that I didn't get asthma attack during the walk! the trail was hilly most of the time ;) indeed it was a tiring day of the week but I enjoyed every moment of it, experienced the mesmerizing nature of to observe the smallest bird- rifleman; robin, fantail, grey warbler..knew few trees like the bush lawyer, silver fern, the big old yet beautiful beach tree..owh, 1 trick shared by Paul the guide-to get the robin's attention, you just rubbed the tree and it will come nearer to!!
that evening, we were very tired and just ordered pizza for dinner and watched a movie (the lake house).owh, that handsome keanu reeves and the pretty sandra bullock") a wonderful romantic movie; although it some sort of ridiculous-didn't-make-sense kind of story.however, I still love it because of the actor!hahahaa..
Take home msg:
1. Put away the differences and shyness. try to make friends, get to know other people, learn their culture, show them how wonderful malaysians are.(promoting our own country actually- since we are representing our country here ;))
2. Challenge yourself to do something different then only you'll realize your potential..if you keep feeling scared to make a change, you won't learn anything in life and might be left behind..
3. Be prepared and read a lot on things related to the current activities so that we can discuss about it in a more interesting way..

Monday, February 1, 2010

I miss you, I love you

Last weekend I spent times with Kak Laila's family. I felt like home :) How lovely that feeling was! Actually, from the first day I stepped my feet on NZ's ground, I have already MISSED my family and friends..They are all scattered around the globe..I want to be there with them, even just for a while..I felt EMPTY after returning from Kak Laila's place. Starting from yesterday, I am alone and shall be alone in this court until Ain came back from Malaysia next week. It is because I LOVE all of them (ukhwah fillah, inshaAllah) that this feeling knocked on my door. I have a choice to open or ignore it, but I chose to open it. There, in front of me, I saw MEMORIES that I cherished...The laughters, tears, sulking, long faces, smiles etc..I don't have to flip through the album to remind me of them, as they all embedded in my mind and in my heart- the best photo album ever! How these small matters built the me inside..I learnt a lot from them..To be independent, to be creative, to venture on new things, to try hard enough to climb the highest mountain and to survive in the end of the journey. And how I woke up early in the morning and made Chapati after subuh prayer for mak and mak Ndak, went for grocery, sometimes hang around for hours in the malls, exchanged stories, had discussions over lunch or dinner, had book reviews, out for movies, visiting family members, enjoying the nature...I have nothing to regret during my short stay last year in Malaysia, Alhamdulillah..
Today, I received a bad news about Kak Long's health condition which moved me emotionally..I want to be there by her side, in Malaysia..I want to be Alang's and Mak Lang's support system..I wanted it so badly right now...But I realised, I can't fight what is beyond my control...I have my responsibility here and all I can do is pray..I pray for your quick recovery, Kak Long. May Allah give you the strength to move on and fight it..You are the most independent cousin I ever knew, you are strong, smart and kind..InshaAllah, Allah will be there to help you. He is our Refuge and our Hope..