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Another Year - 27th Birthday


"No wise man ever wished to be younger."
- Jonathan Swift

I believe above statement suit me!
Thinking that I am one year older give me a wrinkle, but thinking that I am one year wiser light up the day and makes me feel much better ^____^ I did not recall being this pessimist about birthdays, so it is a sign of a wiser me when birthday finally made up to the list of concerns. Hahaha.

Alhamdulillah, praises to Allah for His Kindness I am here for my 27th birthday. May His Blessings be with me all the way and may His Guidance be with me so that I am always on the right path to find Him. And, the most important thing, may each age blessed. Amiin. I never really that excited about birthday cakes. I never had any surprise birthday celebration. I don’t handle surprises well and when my housemates did last night – earlier as everybody need to sleep – I was near to panic shock. Hahaha. Chocolate strawberry cake, yummy! It was awesome to see so many candles on one cake ^___^ To my housemates, thank you.

"It's stronger than it looks. How long do you think it takes to make it strong like this? It was rolled, stepped on, and cut on. It had to endure a heat of 1300 degrees. But that's not the end of it. If it doesn't become yours even after all of that hardship, then you have to give up on it cleanly."
Said So Yi-jung to Ga-eul in an episode of Boys Over Flower.

Above statement is very much suitable to start my reflection for the past 12 months. What happened last 12 months makes me a better person, someone stronger in good ways and a lady I am grateful and proud to age with. Stagnant life means stagnant achievement. We need the wind and wave to change the shore.

A lot of things happen. On top of everything, I am mostly proud to discover that I do have suppressed talent in baking and I am happy to begin my hobby in photography. I never bake anything my whole life and it is great to know that I can do it without burning anything... Well, at least nothing major happen :p I am always interested in photography, but I never thought that I would love kids photography so much. I thought I would end up in wedding photography. I still have the same passion in wedding and it is more than just being a photographer. Of course, there's always so many things to capture in weddings, but I'm not going to get in the official photographer's way ^____^

The oldest of age is when you no longer can see your life as wonderful; not even the slightest of it. That would be a pathetic life. From being a tea bag in boiled water until the beautiful porcelain in Yi-jung's example - rolled, stepped on, cut on and endure a heat of 1300 degrees - I am grateful that I still see my life as wonderful in every part, Alhamdulillah. Look closely and find the slightest and smallest element of your life - cheer it righteously.

Oh my... This 27th birthday feels like a big surprise!
There are so many things in this life ahead of me. InshaAllah, all are the best for me. The world spins faster each day and I wish to spin with it and I plan to have fun. I am looking forward to experience and learn new things, to write and share more inspiring story and to contribute more as a muslimah. InshaAllah, whatever portion I have in the future, may Allah help me to do the best. Another year closer to death and hopefully closer to Him, too. Amiin.



soory i'm late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and of course this year will be a good one ;)
'Aini said…
Lisa: Ameen~
Siti Zafira said…
Oh my... 27th birthday?

I'm really sorry sis. I thought you were 19 or 20. Maaf.

Anyway, happy birthday sis. May God bless you and I wish you all the best.

Keep blogging yeah sis as I do love your writing. :)

'Aini said…
Siti Zafira:
^___^ Sweet 27! Hehehe. Thank you for the bday wish~

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