I am Falling in Love Sometimes,,, ;)

Written by Mega Ai

“There is no perfect man,,, and love his imperfection is actually what I want,,,”

Couple weeks ago, I met some old friends in middle and high school. Some issues comes up between us are mostly about study, job, and boyfriend. Hehe. Many of them are about to finish their study, just like me. Some others have got a good job. Some others are continuing their study. Some others are married and some other friends are planning to get married within one or two years. Most of them are having a serious relationship with their boyfriend right now. The topic about boyfriend is being the hottest issue at that time. Girls! Haha. Well, but it’s really sweet to listen to their love story. I haven’t had any story about boyfriend but I told them that I am falling in love sometimes. Hehe.

You know what I am thinking about them? They are just too fast to step on to the next level of their life. But wait, is it them who are too fast or is it me who is too late to think about it? Oh, I really never think about it.

My friend ever said to me that I am too young to think about love. Well, I guess he is right. My age will just turn into 23 in the next few months. I feel that I am just too young to think about love while I still need plenty of time to study and to prepare for my future.

But yeah, I am falling in love sometimes. It might not be sweet story like what my friends have with their boyfriends. But I am glad to have this memory and share with them. The first time, I fell in love to the right person, but not in the right time since he is in a relationship with another girl. The second time, I fell in love to the ‘wrong’ person but really in the right time. We have different nationality, religion, and everything. It will be hard for us, so we should not going. Those are the stories and I want the next story will be different.

And the reason why I wrote this. I want people know, not having a relationship doesn’t mean that I am not falling in love or I am finding a perfect man or alike. I just remember what my friend said, she asked me to love an ordinary man extraordinarily. I love her words and I will do. She just need to know that I am not in a relationship with anyone not because I want the extraordinary or perfect man. There is no perfect man in this world and love his imperfection is actually what I want. I just want to meet the right man in the right time. So, when the right time is coming, I want the right man is coming to me. ^_^

PS: my sister said that the perfect thing is when you can love a man with all his imperfections

I only wanna hold your hand,,, (sorry, terrible drawing! :D)

I only wanna hold your hand,,, (sorry, terrible drawing! :D)

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We Have a Perfect Family

Written by Mega Ai

The closest people in the world for us are our family. So, this is a story about my family. I hope it can make you love your family more and more.
Well, I have a brilliant father. He is not a professor, doctor, master, or even a bachelor. He never finished his study. He stopped studying after he decided to marry a beautiful lady, my mother. He has no title in his name, at all. But I don’t think it’s important. He never finished his study in university, but he never stops to learn. He read newspaper every day. He watches news in television. He reads so many good books. One thing that he likes most is history. He always said to me, “Look back to the history and see what happen now, you will be able to predict the future,”. And I believe he’s right. He never makes an argument without any proof. He proves it through many ways.
I have a pretty mother. Not only pretty, she is a beautiful mother. She is also a genius. She could do many things that I cannot do. She could do everything I guess. She always teaches me to be strong, as strong as her. She also teaches me about patience, persistence, independence, brave, and many others. She always said to me, “Just hold on, no matter what the condition, Allah swt will be with you, always,”. I do believe in her. She is more than everything for me. She is my hero. I often wondering, could I be like my mother? I don’t know, but I wish I could.
I am proud to be my father and mother’s child.
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I have a very tall and beautiful sister. She is my only sister and my only best friend. The best I have ever had in this world. I do many things with her. We share every joy, we share every sorrow. We share everything. My younger sister is a smart girl. She is studying in a medical faculty. She is going to be a doctor, a good doctor for everyone. She doesn’t talk much. She always stays calm and silent. She’s different. She’s a very good body. I am proud to have a sister like her.
I have an older brother and I have a little brother. Now let me talk about my little brother first. He’s a very cute and handsome boy. Sometimes, he looks so cool but sometimes he also can be so funny. He often makes me happy through of his jokes. Sometimes, he looks very childish like the other boys in his age. But sometimes, he looks so mature in certain cases. One thing that I really like from my little brother am is his sensitiveness. He gives high attention toward the environment, especially people who close to him. In my opinion, his sensitiveness is not a common for a boy in 10 years old. It’s amazing having a little brother like him.
Now it’s about my older brother. He is just two years above me. He is a handsome man. He’s not that smart like the other family. I think it just because he is lazy to study. . But he is very diligent to help my parent’s business. That’s a very good thing from him. Well, I don’t have a close relationship with him. I mean, not as close as with the other family. I sometimes think that my older brother has his own world. I don’t know what that is. I don’t know much about him. But what I know for sure is he is my brother and my affection toward him is just like my affection toward the other family.
I am proud to be their family.
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You know, it’s a gift from Allah swt for being a part of this family.
Yeah, that’s a story about my family. What about yours?
The Qur’an verse which is talking about family is in surat Al-Israa verse 23-24:
وقضى ربك ألا تعبدوا إلا إياه وبالوالدين إحسانا إما يبلغن عندك الكبر أحدهما أو كلاهما فلا تقل لهما أف ولا *واخفض لهما جناح الذل من الرحمة وقل رب ارحمهما كما ربياني صغيرا * تنهرهما وقل لهما قولا كريما
The meaning is, “And the Lord commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) “Ugh” nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.”
Besides, there is also in surat Al-Ahqaaf verse 15:
ووصينا الإنسان بوالديه إحسانا حملته أمه كرها ووضعته كرها وحمله وفصاله ثلاثون شهرا حتى إذا بلغ أشده وبلغ أربعين سنة قال رب أوزعني أن أشكر نعمتك التي أنعمت علي وعلى والدي وأن أعمل صالحا *ترضاه *وأصلح لي في ذريتي إني تبت إليك وإني من المسلمين
The meaning is, We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says, “O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for They favor which Thou have bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.”
In this verse, it’s clear that we have to appreciate and love our family, especially our parents. They took care of us since we were born and grown up. Besides, our parents had done many things for us. So, the best ways to do to our parents is help them, listen to their advices, and do what they are ordered to us.
Talking about appreciation toward our parents, there is a hadith which is already popular among us about how we have to appreciate our mother more than anybody else. It is described by Abu Huraira, one day; a man once approached our prophet, Muhammad saw and asked:
“O Apostle of Allah, who has the most right to my companionship? To this our Nabi replied: “Your Mother.” Thrice the man asked the same question, and thrice our Nabi replied,”Your Mother”, until the fourth time when our Nabi replied, “Your Father”.
I hope we really understand about the verse and the hadith about family. Let’s do our best to our mother, father, and our other family.

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