Sunday, 12 December 2010

2007 to 2011

it's only the 6th day of our Islamic hijrah year. the 6th day of year 1432. what have we achieved in year 1431 and what are we aiming for this new year? not only we have opened a 'new book' for hijrah calendar, but our year 2010 is also coming to an end.

yes, at last!!! the year 2011 is coming. it is just around the corner.

i have been waiting for 2011 to come since 22nd march of 2007. that was my first day i ever put my two feet on this country of sunrise. that was the day i understood how people can live in a verrryy small unit. it was also the first day i was amazed by their toilet washlet system. well, definitely very advance! =)

my early days in japan, year 2007 ^^

during that year, my 4th year seniors always told me that 4 years is not that long. time just flies and without even realising it, it will be the time to take our scroll. hurm, and true enough it doesn't seem that long that i can't believe myself that i am going to leave this country for good in just a few months' time and i am super excited!!! to be exact, i am super duper excited!! =))

these past 4 years have taught me a lot, a lot more than i can ever learn in my own country. here, i learn to live as a Muslim in a country with people who most of them have no faith in religion, people who have not much idea of Islam. not many Muslims can be seen around but we appreciate each other more that we will always greet one another by giving salam whenever we meet. in Malaysia, i don't really get that warm greetings from other Muslims as it is too normal to find another Muslim i guess.

here, i also learn to be the black sheep. the one that is TOTALLY different from the rest. obviously i look different with my tudung and all. i also speak weird japanese. up till today i don't speak fluently. i know that sometimes my dearest labmates make fun of my kansai-ben. (kansai dialect) GRRRR!!! wait till i make fun of your malay! and that IF you can speak malay T.T
being the only one that doesn't drink those beers and sakes during drinking parties, the only one who doesn't eat meat, chicken, pork etc etc (and each time i have to explain why) but i still survive up till today and i still had fun hanging out with them. the most i appreciate is that they respect my view and never ridicule my beliefs. and the one that i love the most is when they try so hard and go all out to consider the food that i can or can't eat each time i join any parties. =)))

and here, i have a wider view of friendship. i know who i can rely on and who i can't really trust. as we grow older, we become wiser (i guess) and we can see people for who they really are. i can never be grateful enough for those who have stood by me through my thick and thin. you all are real keepers. also, leaving far away from the people whom i love shows that distance doesn't at all break a bond.

since year 2007 to 2011, i have met a lot of people along the way. hateful people who are hypocrites, backstabbers, sweet talkers with a dark evil side, gossipers, and a real pain in the a** kind of people. but of course, on the other hand i have also met real sweethearts who are really sensitive towards people's feeling, caring, generous, lovable and a real friend in need. these are the ones who keep me strong during my days in japan. no matter how little or much time we have spent together, the great memories will always remain in my heart. i don't have to mention names here as you know who you are =)))

2010 is coming to an end soon. and i hope i will find more sweethearts and less pain in the a** kind of people before i make my move back to my beloved country. nobody wants to mix around with the wrong people or we will end up having a heart ache right? and as for that, my resolution for the new year is to be more patient and to be a better person in whole so that i won't fall into the hateful people category. ;)

now this is a real sweetheart! =)

8 comments:

  1. uuuuuh very deep! wakakak.. happy new yr tu u darl

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  2. verrryy deep indeed!! wakakakka! happy new yr darl! =P

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  3. This is mature post coming from you. Your stint in Japan has made you more aware and sensitive towards 'real life'. In as much as you have 'grown older' by the seconds do not be too serious about life but to take it in your stride. Live by the day but savour it. We can't wait to have you back after such a long long long wait as the one who stays behind is the one who normally feels the emptiness most...but the reward of having a "'richer' and well-rounded' daughter back is more than compensatory for the temporary loss.

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  4. real life can be a real pain at times. but life isn't supposed to be easy right? as u said, live by the day but savour it. just hope that every single thing falls into place n before we know it i'll be back home... =))
    really2 miss u and everyone back at home!!!

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  5. afiqah!ni sap~hehehe
    bile bc yg washlet tu aku tringt kite main tekan2 sampai air terpancut laju dr toilet kat hotel kat kansai(dush lupe nama dh)

    hahaha sungguh jakun tapi...nanka natsukashii naaa..

    good luck for 2011!jgn lupe aku di sini.if only i`ll still be here hehe

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  6. sap sapun~~~ waahh~~chiisan hotel kan nama dia... natsukashiii!! dah nk 4thn dari hari jakun tekan butang tuh... lawak gila... :D

    thank you sap~ all da best to u too!!! insyaAllah, takkan ku lupa orang yg antara terawal aku kenal kat aaj dulu =P

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    1. Thank you sayang for reading this again.. hehe. I love you more and more everyday ♡

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