Missing Old Friends

Sudah denger kabar terbaru pengeboman oleh Israel di Jalur Gaza sehingga ratusan Muslim meninggal?

Sedih ya? how very devastating, such thing could happen to our brothers and sisters,, Semoga Allah selalu melindungi mereka. Amin.

Gara-gara peristiwa ini (berita di koran, TV, net, dan sms-sms dari kawan-kawan) bikin aku teringat sama kawan-kawan lamaku di Aussie yang berasal dari Middle East.

It was in the year 2001, I stayed in Adelaide, Australia for a year. I went to a special school for foreigners, specializing in English language, called Adelaide Secondary School of English.
When we enrolled, we saw that many people were wearing hijab, so my father allowed me to wear hijab too. I was very happy. So there are many people who are Muslims. I don’t have any suspicions at that time, as I was only 12. And so I was used to be surrounded by Muslims in my homecountry.
There are many Iraqis, Afghani, Iranian, etc. It was fascinating.
Until one day, the teacher, Mrs Parsons, wanted to know more about us. At that time, most of the people in my class were Afghani. So they told us the story. The things I caught was that they came here by boat.
Silly, I thought they were naughty boys who wants to escape from their house and school because they don’t like it. And they do not have much money so they escape on a boat.
Well, I was only 12, see.
Until the day of September 11, I started to understand that there is war going on. But I didn’t take that much pity to my friends, whom I knew as “asylum seekers”.
Until lately, until today… How devastating this war is. How sick it is. How can they do it to our fellow Muslims…
So I think if this was sick in the eyes of Indonesian people, how would it be to the eyes of the Arabs, the Middle Eastern, my old, lovely friends?
Hope you guys are fine, wherever you are, I will always miss you all. Allah bless you all.

Silly, I thought they were naughty boys who wants to escape from their house and school because they don’t like it. And they do not have much money so they escape on a boat.
Well, I was only 12, see.

This is the picture of my class (13P). (L-R: Hakim, Tahir, Amin, Ali, Hussain, Hamid, Raza, Srdjan, Samuel, Michael, Muhammad, Tayeba, Eunice, Via, Dejana, Me, Shereen) We were in grade Advanced 1 Junior. See, most of them are Afghani boys, who are smart and friendly. There is also a girl, Nazirah, but she doesn’t want her picture taken, against her beliefs probably.
This is the picture of me with my Iraqi friend, Fatin, and Bahraini friend, Shereen, and Indonesian friend, mbak Via. (sheesh, I was wearing my hijab badly). Fatin is a shiah, she refuses to wear school uniform. She wears abaya instead, where sometimes she got some trouble with school rules about it.

mimpi dreams and everything!!!

yes yesss bermimpilah dari sekarang, dan inilah mimpi2 ku meski gag semuanya ne, n pasti terus nambah seiring dengan waktu

hold your breath
dont laugh!!
here goes

  1. pengen naek haji sama swamii,,, ihihihihii
  2. pengen bikin masjid yang kueeeeeereeeeeeeeeeennn dengan arsitektur yang rumit. banyak ruangan2 nylempit, dan menjadi suatu islamic centre yang bener-bener digunakan oleh masyarakat.. (hayo yang arsitek siap2 tak hire)
  3. pengen bisa fotografi,, dari dolo gitu2 doang,, pengen yang lebiih nie, n nanti semua perjalanan hidup aku capture gitu,, uiihh senangnyah
  4. pengen kuliah di luar negeri,, bisa ngendon di library, jalan2 di park, meet people from all over d world, punya dorm sendiri,,, ahhhh
  5. pengen nyoba olahraga, or activity yang belum pernah aku coba, misal skiing ato belajar tari apaaa gitu
  6. pengen punya caravan! njuk berkeliling indonesia atau dunia, camping2, hiking2, asyiknyaaa…. kayak yang niii nichh,,, wiii imud kan caravannya, kita bisa berhenti di suatu tempat, njuk camping2 gituu,,misalnya di padang rumput di Nustra njuk sambil melihat hewan2 berjalan2, ehehehehee syip banged dahh :-*
  7. pengen punya bisnis based on IT,, (hahahah, padahal ngerjain ekbis aja sering buntuwh,, tapi semangatku gak akan surut lah buww) karena tantangannya gedhe dan peluang maju ke dunia global juga besar men!
  8. pengen nambah softskill, biar otak kanan n kiri bisa kerja semua,,, (emangnya yang kiri udah kerja maksimal po? kok mau nambah softskill? hard juga dwong!!)
  9. pengen nambah ilmu agama,, ya so far aku lagi memulai mentoring bersama isna untuk anak cew TE 07, dan mo memulai lagi tarjamah bareng ibu2 di rumah, hhihihi
  10. pengen bisa nyetir mooooooobil!!! kapan yaaaaa liburan biar aku bisa belajar mobil lagi,, heeee

well that’s all folks!
nyampur2 sih antara jangka panjang dan jangka pendek
heheh ndakpapalah,,