Wednesday, May 24, 2017

54

One of the things I am very grateful for Hilmi is how he is very appreciative towards what I do for him.

Even the littlest, simplest things like bringing him his favorite ais kosong without him asking, or accompanying him to the mamak stalls at 2am to watch football matches, or watching his favorite movie at the cinema (even though he knows I hate the genre). He will always, always let me know how thankful he is for what I did.

"Thank you awak tolong masakkan. Sedap!"
"Thank you tolong cuci jerseys saya by hand tadi"
"Thank you tolong ingatkan, kalau tak mesti saya lupa"
"Thank you teman saya walaupun saya tahu awak penat"

It feels nice to know how much someone appreciates your actions and thoughts. It feels good. Damn good. 

I am not really used to this culture. In my household, we don't really say thank you to each other. I mean, of course we do. But it doesn't happen often. Why? I guess we are the kind of family who shows our gratitude rather than saying it. We return the favor by doing something nice to the person. For example, my mom picked me up from the train station after work. My way of thanking her is by helping her with the chores or volunteer to cook for the day and let her have some rest. Or when my sister paid for my meal during our outing, I would show my appreciation by buying her the blouse she's been eyeing on. Or when my dad gave me extra pocket money, I would thank him by driving him around on weekends and giving him a good foot massage. 

For us, "action speaks louder than words" is the mantra.

So, having Hilmi thanking me in person is a breath of fresh air. It is a good change and a good start for me to express it more now, as well as showing it.

Thank you, Hilmi, For being you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

53

After about 1 1/2 years here, we are finally heading home next week. So many good memories here! I am sad to leave, of course. But my heart yearns to go back. It has been too long since we left home. It is time for us to get a job, take care of our parents and siblings, and eventually, to start our very own family.

I have thousands of photos to post and so many things to blog about. I promise to force myself to blog again! I know I don't have many readers (probably because I've been hiding my blog URL from everyone he he) but it feels good to type them down, for memory's sake.

Life's good, alhamdulillah. I hope the same goes for you too! 

KL, wait for us!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

52

52 weeks of 2016 concludes in 5 minutes.

2016 has been a wonderful year, one of the most memorable one. The highlight of the year was when I submitted my thesis and passed!

All praises to Allah.

Our 1.5 years of honeymoon is coming to an end. Time to face the actual world.

Onto better, bigger, greater things in 2017 in shaa Allah.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

51

A part of me badly wants a child. I am so ready to have a baby I can call my own.

A part of me is still not ready to divide my attention and time to Hilmi. He is all I want to focus on now. It's been close to a year and I can never have enough time with him.

Hilmi, on the other hand is keen with the whole idea of having a baby, although he's not realllyyy in a rush for one. 

"Saya okay je, just tak puas honeymoon lagi lah"

Perhaps it is best to not over or under expect it. We will just wait and see.