Thursday, 9 April 2015

of taekwondo & first grading

Kids joined Taekwondo early this year. Adam was the first to start pestering us since end of last year. Naturally, he was the first among the three to enrol. Iman and Kakak jumped into the bandwagon a week after.

Class is every Saturday morning for approximately 1hr 45 minutes. You know what we husband and wife can do in that period of time?? We got time for ourselves for detim-detim. That is either doing wet-marketing at Pasar Kajang, or groceries shopping at Aeon Big. Yeah, we're romantic like that....


Uniform comes RM110 each and month fee is RM40 each. Seems agreeable to us. What most important is that, kids enjoy themselves and we got some time for ourselves (albeit just managing some domestic affairs)

First grading was last Saturday. I had intended to just leave them and then pick them up after the session. Primarily because we didn't want them to feel uneasy with us looking. Secondarily because we planned to do wantan noodle for dinner and our freezer is literally in absence of vital ingredients.
But we were glued there, all excited to see what it was all about.

We do not know if they passed or not, yet. We shall see this coming Saturday insyaAllah.


Friday, 3 April 2015

rezeki & ungratefulness

Rezeki comes in many forms.
Husband said - dapat tidur lena malam-malam pun dah besar sangat rezekinya.

Last year, I had my phase of greed. I wanted bags. I already have bags - one in violet and few in black. I was certain I need one in brown. But things held me back. So I didn't.

Guess what. A long time friend suddenly asked for my address.
She said - Aku nak bagi kau something.
And wassaped few wristlets to choose from.
Mann, what have I done to deserve that?
Beautiful wristlet arrived few days later.

Months later.
She asked again if my previous address was still the same.
I told her don't do it again.
A tote arrived few days later nonetheless.
In brown!

I was thinking - what have I done to deserve those? Coz I wasn't really doing anything good, apart from my usual routine. Then it dawned to me - it was not what have I done, it was rather what I should do.

Three days ago, my rezeki came in form of free parking spot. You see, parking lots are precious where I work. Scarce. I hit the road 10 minutes later than planned. I was trying to save a little kitten (though it ended in a tragic way that left me in pools of tears). And guess what - when I arrived, some free spots were still available and the adik jaga directed me to the most convenient lot, very near to the entrance.

Thank you Allah. Alhamdulillah. Forgive me for I have sinned. Forgive me for I often forgot the good things bestowed upon me. Forgive me for not giving out as much I should. Forgive me for my ungratefulness.

Sometimes we are too focused on bigger things (or so, we thought) that we forget those little things that make up our life