Author : Shasha
Current city : Minneapolis, MN
This is about my life in the US, dedicated for those who wants to learn more
"Ku pohon restu dari mu oh ayah dan ibu Agar tercapai cita ku membela nasib mu"
Alhamdulillah, since I am working.. I have had many opportunities to eat at great places. Today, while enjoying my Seafod Raviolli with Cream Reduction during lunch break with the team- I listened to two of my cliques who talked about their experiences eating fine dining. I could only smile and listen because I would learn a lot- and actually I just didn’t have anything related to share. In my heart, I thought “Wahhh, some people are so luckyyyy” .
For my family, eating out is a rare event. We are not the family who can afford that as much as we want to. If we go out to eat, it would either be KFC, McD, or my mom’s favorite steamboat restaurant Johnny’s, or pasar malam.. well, can’t really name more than that. What I’m trying to say is- we never ever go for fine dining. So, when I self reflect on these things while I write this post- to me it always reminds me of one thing… Where my root is. Which is a good thing. I hope I will always remember how I start. I come from a family who cannot afford many things- up until now (but alhamdulillah today is much better than in the past years).
I do want to be rich one day. I keep a dream to be able to bring my parents & siblings overseas . I want to buy my own BMW without burdening my spouse-to-be hehe. So I can travel to many places every year. So I can help the needy kids. So I can own a house without having to think much of how may I afford it. The to-do list goes on and on when money is abundant.
But of course, I do not limit myself to getting rich with materials only. Richness in soul included. InshaAllah, please pray for me.
Master your tongue, it reveals the state of your heart
Tariq Ramadan (via tariqramadan)
Friends, whatever situation we find ourselves in right now, take comfort that we are exactly where Allah wants us to be right now. If you are in an extremely difficult situation, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “know that what does not afflict you could never have afflicted you; and what afflicts you would never have missed you. And realize that victory is with patience, relief is with stress, and indeed with difficulty comes ease.” [Nawawi’s 40 Hadith]
There is always a bigger picture, a larger context that we are unable to perceive with our short-sightedness. Allah Most High is fully aware of how things unfold in the long run, and we must place our trust in Him, fully realizing that there is wisdom in His decisions.
"Ya Allah, may You make it easy for all of us to trust in Your Qadr, Amin."
Have I told you my recent crush is Kim Soo Hyun? Ahh I just love his acting in the “Love from Another Star” - a korean drama that keeps making me uneasy. I just could not wait for the episodes to be released each week for how many weeks now lol :)
Okay, but that is just a random opening to my.. ehm.. latest blog post!
Well, this time around- I wanna make a comparison between how my student life was & my current working-as-an-trainee life.
- As a student, the jargons that I always always hear and use include “heat transfer”, “force” , “Newton” , “equilibrium” to name a few
- Now, among the overused expressions are “market share” , “SKU” , “Net Sales” , “POP”
- As a student, I could do something in between classes like hitting the gym or sleeping at the comfy couch in lounge
- Now, as a worker - it requires me to be continuously working on one task after another - and umh.. maybe coffee break in between? Of course, lunch is excluded from the topic here.
- As a student, I do Facebook without feeling guilty. Moreover, I was also actively involved in posting stuffs and did many profiles stalking :p
- Now, I would feel bad to be on Facebook more than one minute when I’m the office! And now, I rather spend my time liking posts than making the effort to share things on my wall 0.0
As a conclusion——————- I miss my college life !!