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Look at The Sky

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"Look at The Sky" - Olly Murs' version of "Ue o Muite Arukou"
Look at the sky when you walk through life So the tears won't overflow your heart As we cry our way down the street On this lonely lonely night

On to a new blog!

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Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
To those of you who might notice, I have already been on blogger.com for about 8 years. I started writing on this blog since the second year of high school, and it has been going on until now. Having been continuously doing something for a long time is actually quite an accomplishment for itself, since I get bored really easily, and I work on so many little side projects which can be huge distractions for me to actually do something persistently. But then, here I am, been writing on my blog for 8 years, so I suppose I can do a pat-myself-on-the-back kind of thing for that.
But you know, sometimes doing something consistently is not enough. What is it that I have achieved over the last 8 years of writing? I am not someone with any meaningful content in my blog. This blog has always been a self-healing kind of place for me to write things that I have been worried about, things that I can never actually share verbally to anyone, or things related with love or com…

On working hard

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.

At some point of your life, you might realise that it is already time to not go with the flow, and to start creating your own stream instead. You might need to assure yourself that you need to change, in a good way, and improve yourself in many many things, and you'll realise that all those hard work, hunger, and thirst of self-development will actually lead you to happiness. Go follow your dream again, never stop the efforts, and even if you fail, at least you failed trying. Let's do this both for the worldly life and the life hereafter. Keep moving, keep chasing your target, keep praying, and keep believing that you, too, are capable of the great things you might have always been dreaming of.

Bismillah.

Wassalamualaikum wr. wb.

Lets learn more about Islam and The Quran!

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For me, one of the most convenient way to learn more about Islam is by watching lectures such as the one I posted above (it was on the revelation of Surah Kautsar and was very heart-warming). Lectures on tafsir Quran, especially, have been very helpful for me to gain more insights on the meanings of the Quran, since most of the time I understand very little about the context of each ayah when reading the translations only. So, instead of watching more videos from YouTube celebrities during this special month, it might be better to dedicate more time watching videos like these! (note to self!). Bismillah, the holy month is coming to its end, and may Allah grant us ability to make the best use of the last 10 nights of Ramadhan, aamiin.

Anyway, you might want to check Bayyinah Institute videos on YouTube or go directly to www.bayyinah.org for more lectures by Ust. Nouman Ali Khan on various matters :)

People are getting married! (and/or having babies!)

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.

There you go. A sudden, unplanned post that came to mind only about 30 seconds before actually writing the title for this post. You know, more and more people, I mean, my friends, are getting married soon! Haha. Even better, several of them are starting to have babies! It weirdly feels weird, and kind of exciting, but I really can feel this "hype" of people in my age slowly turning into adults. My dear senior-high friend, college friends, even those friends I met in Japan! This. feels. freaking weird. Haha. But I mean, most of us are 24 this year anyway so I guess it's just about time, eh?

So, buckle up, probably adulthood will come faster than you think! Cheers!

Wassalamualaikum wr. wb.

The Building Blocks

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
Of all things which I have learned during around six-months working, probably the biggest, and most important lesson is about learning how not to care too much on other people's judgements and expectations.
As someone who, ever since I was still a kid, has always been perceived by the society as someone "smart" or "reliable", I notice that as facile as those judgements can boost one's self-confidence, they can also create massive self-esteem breakdown if not achieved as frequently as expected.
This problem roots back to when I was a kid, a teenager, and pretty much all the time when I was at school. I am so used to compliments, I have always ranked well from elementary to high school, got many incredible opportunities, won competitons, even graduated with astounding GPA. The amount of those compliments are overwhelming and it was very enjoyable that I unconciously made my own self esteem out of those. Those compliments and other people&…

Giving you a sack of positivity

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.

Happy new year! Wilkommen to the the first post of 2016 :)

Hello from the other side! Hi!

So just a couple minutes ago I was scrolling down my Path and Instagram accounts and found numerous good news from my online friends, haha. Let me give you the list of the things that I saw:

A senior who has just got married and posted her wedding video, which I find very romantic and inspirational (really, the feels was just like watching Habibie & Ainun's movie trailer)!A recent acquaintance who went to Google HQ (yes, the one in California) since his startup is (I guess) invited to join this seemingly ultra-cool training and sharing session by Google.My exchange friend who's studying in Tokyo University posting a video of him and his colleagues playing with snow.A senior who posted an article about "Signs that you love your job" and stated that she definitely enjoys her career. She's a banker, btw. And suddenly, the urge to write this. I'm h…