Wednesday, July 22, 2009

.: Coincidental vestige :.

Embody the trail.

"If you believe it was destined to happen it is most likely to happen, if you believe nothing has been decided then most likely nothing has been decided"

Yuko Ichihara, xxxHolic

After exposing my excursion to a selective set, here are some of the reactions received:

  • You’re going there to see your boyfriend, aren’t you?
  • Why there of all places?
  • You can contract H1N1.
  • Have you lost it? You're going alone!
  • They kill Muslims there.
  • That place is filled with pickpockets.
  • How are you going to pray? What will you eat?

Perhaps I am a vocally determined person because I happen to have answers for all of the above. Or I am just too pigheaded to make room for other forms of reasoning. I will go with pigheadedness.

I guess the reaction that sort of stumped me is …

"Why there of all places?"

There’s a stronger pull there compared to anywhere else and I don’t know why. I really have no clue. I just know when I returned from Hajj, I got on the net aimlessly thinking about starting a blog and I came across Guangzhou. In actual truth, I forget things easily. Yet, I wasn’t able to shake it off my head. I deduced, something must be there.

Mum :: Are you really sure about this? Whatever you do, if you are unsure, seek guidance from God.
Me :: How can something that feels so right, flows so perfectly be so wrong?

One a half years later, 2 days from now...

I’m finding out.
12.08noon Malaysian Time


Rambling Rachel said...

I hope you blog about your adventures. You are brave and hope you find what you're looking for.

Michelle Therese said...

Your blog never made it onto my blogroll! I've been haunting other blogs looking for a comment by you so I could nab your blog address!!

Ummi's Blog said...

May you have a safe trip sis. May you be protected from any harm and difficulties. Enjoy yourself and enjoy the moment!
Take care and cant wait to read of your further adventures.

Unknown said...

May I know where you'll be going?

Farnnay said...

That quote that you have up, is so straight to the point. i like it :)

Ms.Unique said...

May U have a safe and easy journey ... And May Allah keep U in his protection Always Ameen ....

Will b waiting to hear abt ur trip ;)

Hajar Alwi said...

Rambling Rachel :: I will! :)

Coffee Catholic :: Yours too!!! I keep forgetting your private blog address!!! Certainly need to keep a mental check of it ... hope you're doing well!!! Which reminds me ... I haven't been posting letters to you!!! Bah~! I'm such a slouch!!! I'll send you one when I'm back. Promise! :)

Ummi's Blog :: Insha'Allah!!! You too sis, you too ... :)

Adib :: Guangzhou, China. :)

Constructive Attitude :: Me too. ^^

Ms.Unique :: Ameen. I think I'll do one last blog post before I go off. Will surely fill you and everyone else on the details. 1 more day! 1 more day!!! Gya~!~~~!

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Have a safe trip, sis. I can't wait to hear about it.

Hijabee said...

Have a safe trip. Can't wait to see the pictures and read about it :)

eda said...

You have been in china recently? greattt! I am going on 14 of august and spent one week of ramadan there. how was your trip so far?
take care sis

Yasemin said...

Don't worry about what others say at all. I like that you set a goal and stick to it. Almost like you said after hajj, I'm not going to stop there. I want to see the world. I love that. I just found you on Facebook and was SO happy!

Be safe, but don't let anyone sway you. SARS and some of that stuff was just off the deep end like swine flu...I know everything will be ok. Love you lots.

Hajar Alwi said...

Hajar Zamzam Ismail :: Can't believe I missed this!

Hijabee :: Insha'Allah. :)

Eda :: Eda~!!! Where were you??? Yes, I have. The trip was good. Alhamdulillah. I guess you're still in China now. I'll drop you an email when you're back, alright? Take care and have fun! ^^

Yasemin :: Once my mind is set, it doesn't sway. Talk about ultimate pigheadedness! Haha~ I was shocked when I got your friend request! I was like ... Lisa? Lisa as in THE Lisa??? I think we connect more in FB than in anything else!

By now, you would have guessed that things weren't all rosy. Anyhow, thanks for being there for me sis. I really appreciate that. Hugs your way. :)

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