In a few hours, we’ll proceed to another chapter of humanized calendar of time. The year in question is 2012. Wow, really it feels as if like a blink of an eye; instantaneous yet very colourful. As a personal ritual, I always take the opportunity to ponder back what I’ve been through for this past one year; the fateful and eventful 2011.
Personally, if you were to ask me how to sum up 2011 with one word; I’ll say ALHAMDULILLAH. It’s an honest siphoning out from my heart. Alhamdulillah, I am just so grateful to ALLAH SWT for all the colourful red-letter events as well as bliss I’ve tasted throughout this one whole year. The feeling is so immersed with overwhelming and thankful – all in hybrid mixture of emotions.
For one thing, I’ve started using a car; the Dazzling Red Myvi I affectionately called “Dagny Taggart”. But of course, I’ll never forget the days with my Kris motorcycle, “Kris Jenner.“ She has been very faithful to me and now Dagny is taking the role of the long distance journey. Kris can take rest and enjoy short-distance, for now (,”) It’s an accomplishment to have a car of your own and to be able to pay the hire purchase YOURSELF is a personal accomplishment; regardless what others might say or ridicule you – it’s your OWN personal achievement to be proud of; and I do! (<“).
Courtesy of Google Image.
Then, I’ve moved to another better house – a far cry from my “shabby-wooden-lair-with-bats-on-the-upper-floor” house. Now a brick house with a vast corner-lot compound (the problem is to mown the grasses!) and good ventilation of air in the brick house, my health is getting better too. And of course to be able to have a house where you’ve bought refrigerator is another personal accomplishment. It’s trivial, but it’s amazing – at least for me. Alhamdulillah!
Courtesy of Google Image.
In terms of broadening my horizon from the cocooned chrysalis, I’ve make myself amenable to experience different taste of cultures by visiting 3 countries throughout this year 2011. I’ve made my babystep crawl by visiting :-
- Singapore in February;
- Melbourne, Australia in September;
- Beijing & Tianjin, China in December.
Singapore! (I think I looked thin here..WAS! *lol*)
Badaling, Beijing – China.
Of course a lot of of people have ALREADY visited countless of countries (more than me!) but like I said; all these are personal achievement. For someone who is born Middle Class; without parents who are rich enough to bring me along to travel; without education opportunity to enable myself to explore the alien parts of the world; without inherited riches for me to cash-out money to spend on vacations – to be able to USE MY OWN MONEY TO FULFIL THESE DREAMS is just so satisfying! Travelling makes my horizon even wider and it makes me ponder of how lucky I am to be in Malaysia; and also to experience the different types of cultures around the globe. It makes me wiser and more open about the REAL WORLD out there, out from Malaysia.
In terms of my professional life, I am so grateful to have supportive colleagues in school. We are like brothers and sisters. The senior players are very generous in sharing ideas and opinions to the youngsters and we work together harmoniously. I can’t believe that I’ve already completed my second haul as a full-fledge teacher in SK Serendah, Hulu Selangor. Each experiences is to educate myself to become a better teacher and also a better colleague in my working place. Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in school. I sincerely love you all.
And as for my personal life, I couldn’t be more thankful to ALLAH SWT for bestowing me honest and caring souls around me. I never thought these loves were meant for me after few tearful endings but God SWT works in the most mysterious way you’ll never can fathom; I am very very very grateful and thankful for Halo in my life. A Saving Grace when I was sucked in the deepest abyss; a Saving Grace when I was in despair for being hoodwinked by lecherous Lusts; a Saving Grace when I crave for sincerity; a Saving Grace when I was lost in the darkness….. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.
I’ve noticed I’ve put on weight after been so skeleton-like skinny all in my life! I guess it’s true what people say; when you are HAPPY and CONTENT and GRATEFUL, you’ll grown bit fleshier and few cherubic fats – because you’ve got no serious things to think about and always enjoy life; true to the spirit of ‘ joie de vivre’! *lol* On whole, 2011 is a blessed year for me. Alhamdulillah to ALLAH SWT, The Almighty. I pray these blesses won’t fade away….Insya ALLAH.