It’s been almost a solid 4 months since I last blogged. The last time I did this was at the start of my spring semester. Alhamdulillah, the spring semester is over as of last week and results are out.
I feel considerably more relaxed right now as opposed to the last few months. These few months, ‘deadlines’ were constantly at the back of my mind. Somehow after I’ve cleared one deadline, there was always some other deadline I’m worried about.
If I could summarize the spring semester in one phrase, it’d be “Finding direction“. I was constantly in search of a direction on what to research and write about the whole of the semester! I guess my mind wasn’t in the mood to blog in between constantly researching, brainstorming and then going back to the drawing board if I found the angle I want to research on to be inappropriate.
Currently, I’ve signed up and am doing a summer semester. It’s my first inter-semester session as I’ve always gone back to Singapore during the summer or winter break.
The campus seems quieter than usual. Less people, less noise. Even the whole vicinity of my apartment seems a whole lot more muted. So this is how inter-semester sessions are like.
The most important month of Ramadan has also come and passed. Alhamdulillah, I managed to experience 3 weeks of Ramadan in Seoul.
I’d thought that I’d be in Seoul the whole of Ramadan and also Eid. However with His generosity, I was given an opportunity to fly back home to experience the last week of Ramadan and the first two days of Eid. I am so, so, so grateful to Allah for allowing this to happen. The time with my family and friends whom I love so much was short but alhamdulillah, I feel full inside.
Nothing beats being around the people you love. As I reflect upon Allah’s blessings, I’m made to realize yet again how the people He has placed around us represents one of our biggest rezki in life.
Sometimes in praying and asking God to open and grant us rezki, we tend to define that word in terms of the financial aspects. However in doing so, we forget that Allah’s notion of rezki can be limitless. It’s not just an increase in your bank account as most people – myself included – tend to construe rezki to be. It comes in various forms and the people which He has surrounded yourself with who fills your heart which such contentment are one of them. Through them too, Allah grants you other forms of rezki.
Amazing isn’t it?
To my family and friends whom I love so much, I look forward to days when I will be able to be your side again. And I pray so much that Allah grants me the opportunity to do so, amin.