It’s 200,000 views for my blog, “In The Mind Of A Childlike” since its inception on 27th May 2008 – during my days as a banker/Assistant relationship manager/loan lender. Yes, I know this is miniscule in comparison to other celebrated or Malay-Language blogs; but it’s kinda fun to note that this blog is garnering external views; as well. Hahaha!
The Childlike Empress from “The Never Ending Story”. An inspiration for me to mould my virtual name. I feel like “childlike” is a suitable tag to describe my infantile features; and that was where I coined the name.
It was in 2011 when the blog garnered its 100,000 views; right after my Melbourne trip as also it coincided with my entry on Siti Nurhaliza’s English debut album “All Your Love” (Refer : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/100000-jubilee-views-all-your-love-siti-nurhalizas-english-debut-album/). Well, so far life has been kind to me, Alhamdulillah. I have great personal life and professional life as well. I have someone who is so caring and thoughtful and I never thought I could ever experience such love from someone. I don’t ask much in life; and it is unimaginable to finally know the meaning of being loved and cared about. It has been 4 years and I pray it won’t fade away.
Arwen Undomiel, a fictional elf from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lords Of The Rings”. I love mystical and mythical tales/features so I guess the name “Undomiel” suits me as the name means “Evenstar”. Hopefully, I will be the star that shines the lives of those I love or came across. (,”)
In terms of professionally, yes; I am comfortable with my career as a teacher but lately, I have an enlightenment to further my study. Yes, I am now ready to pursue Master, Insya ALLAH. I have been helping a few people with their Master & PhD assignments (and currently is in a case study panel about Islamic Banking; which I view as quite a catch to expand my networking in corporate world) – and to my own amazement, I think – “Hey, I can do these! It ain’t that freaking difficult!”; or perhaps it will consume some time, but I feel it is still manageable. Hahah!
In terms of filial piety, yes; my sister and I had concocted a plan to Sydney, Australia for both Mak and Ayah! It’s a huge deal but I feel that this is the right time; just to make them happy. I mean, what is it a trip to Australia comparing to what they had already laboured upon my sister and I? Felt relieved to see their shocking-but-happy faces when I told them that I sponsored their tickets; while Kakak will sponsor the accommodation there. Amin, hopefully this coming November trip will be alright. You know, giving back to parents isn’t something at loss. God SWT will reward you back, something somewhere via the Doa of the happy parents. Trust me. Amin!
There is nothing greater than to be able to sponsor your own parents abroad. Amin. Thanks to the economical Air Asia. Hopefully, the plan that my sister and I concoct will go smooth-flowing. Amin. (,”) Sydney, wait for us!
I guess, we have to appreciate life despite any setbacks or melancholy that intervene. Like what Staccie Oricco says, “There’s Gotta Be More To Life”! (,”)
I’ve got it all, but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing
And why can’t I let it go
There’s gotta be more to life…
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me
Cause the more that I’m…
Tripping out thinking there must be more to life
Well it’s life, but I’m sure… there’s gotta be more
Than wanting more
I’ve got the time and I’m wasting it slowly
Here in this moment I’m half way out the door
Onto the next thing, I’m searching for something that’s missing