Wednesday, 17 December 2014

500 Days of Winter Part II

01
I'm finally twenty years old. Alhamdulillah for everything.

02
Dead week was tough. Screw final exams.

03
Can't wait for my Winter Break trip! Fetching Wardah from airport tomorrow. All is well, insyaAllah. I should go and get my driving license by Saturday...

04
Baking all my favorite pastry because I haven't tasted them for about a year and a half. Tasty enough, I suppose, since I managed to eat them all.

05
Courtney and I were about to hop off from the bus. I noticed a forty-ish man sitting not far from the door, staring at us. I felt uncomfortable because he looked like he was drunk (see explanation below in *). As we walked closer to the door, he said out loud, "You guys are inspiring!". We both stopped in front of him, waiting for the next sentence coming out of his mouth. I mean, what is so inspiring about us? It's not like we have a 4.0 CGPA written on our forehead or something. Then he said, "You both are beautiful. I love seeing you guys hanging out together. Y'know, she's being Muslim and you're not. We need more people like you both." We both left after saying Thank You.

* To the stranger, THANK YOU. That's a really nice compliment coming from you. And I'm really sorry for being so skeptical about you being drunk and whatnot. It's just that there was a drunk man in the bus a few months ago saying bad things about Islam and Muslims to me. I'm kinda paranoid but now that I think of it, there are good people and bad people in this world. Appreciate those who are nice to you and learn from those who are not. Faith in humanity restored!

06
I just don't know... Do you care to explain and shed some light on this matter? I wasn't the one who started it - I'm pretty sure. But I didn't say NO either, which I have no idea why.

07
Letting go of all my extremely skinny jeans. It is one tough decision, I'm not gonna lie. During the crazy Black Friday's shopping sale, I opted to try all the skinny jeans. I decided to buy four of them and was already lining up at the counter to pay. It suddenly hit me that I shouldn't be buying skinny jeans. They are so tight and it's gonna be inappropriate to pray five times a day with the skinny jeans on. So I went to the denim rack again, returned all the jeans and chose a few loose jeans to try on. God, I'm trying to be better. Please make me stronger. Amin.

To be continued...