It’s almost like the spring here in Malaysia. At least, in Kedah.
The explosion of the cherry blossom around my hometown is like a beautiful, soft and gentle celebration.
A blessing, hopefully as a sign that it’s the end of the hot and humid season. And a sign from Allah for us to persevere, because “fainna maal usri yus rho, inna maal usri yus rho”. After every hardship, there will sure be comfort and peace.
The quarter of 2014 has not been a smooth ride for us, Malaysian, and for most of us. Our prayers everyday are still with the missing flight MH370 , entering its 31st day. Some of my friends and family face great hardship.
My schedule is full most of the time.(This is my first post for 2014! It’s already April!)
I try my very best not to use the word ‘busy’ as it sounds like an excuse, because I realized if you want something, you will make time for it. So this year, I’m trying my very best to avoid ‘busy’ and make time. Insyallah.
Alhamdulillah, after 7 years of living here and there and most of the time living like a nomad, I have finally back in hometown to serve locally. I am now a teacher somewhere in a kinda outback school in Pokok Sena, some 45 minutes from my mom’s house. I love the scenery on the way to school, and I love the school. So what is 45 minutes, huh?
A best friend and I fulfilled our promise to come back to Kedah and “make roots” here. Now the 3 of us, is working to make the best of our dreams. My bestie, the chef extraordinaire fulfills her dreams to open this great cafe, and another one of being a great global businesswoman. About my dream, lets just say I will keep it under wraps for now. I’m very protective. 😛
The timing of the cherry blossom ‘spring’ season is right on. I needed something after an exhausting quarter of the year.
An idea made me smile and messaged my bestie.
” Jom, let’s do a photoshoot under the cherry blossoms? ”
What an experience! Been a while for my G11 but it was worth every moment of this craziness.
I always wonder if I ever will see the cherry blossom Sakura in Japan ever. Alhamdulillah, praise ALLAH for bringing us this season for us to enjoy.
It made me smile.
“I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds…”