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My Second Eid El-Fitr Away From Home

This is my second Eid El-Fitr away from home. How do I feel? Sad. Yes, ofcourse. I won't get the chance to see my big family in Jogja. All I can do is just call them or chat with them via WhatsApp Group. Alhamdulillah, technology has helped us a lot. I just can't imagine what it would be like when people had to have Eid El-Fitr away from home in the past when communivation technology hasn't gone this advanced. The reason why I can't go home on this Eid El-Fitr is because I have just had a baby this Ramadan. My baby boy is too young to travel and I won't take any risk of bringing a baby on a hard traffic. No, no. He's too weak and fragile. It's better for us to stay here in Madiun and wait for a better chance to visit my home town. Moreover, Madiun, eventhough it's a small town , is where my in-law big family's hometown. So, there will be great celebration here as well.
My first Eid El-Fitr away from home had the similar reason with the second one.…

My Sons Ramadan Fasting After Day One

Here is Ramadan, the month of fasting. We, muslims, embrace it happily. And so are my sons. They start to fast for a whole day this Ramadan. They are 7 and 8 now, so I think it's the best time to encourage them to fast more seriously.
First of Ramadan 1438 H was a success. Eventhough my elder son broke his fasting one hour after Zuhur salah, but it was ok for me because he decided to continue fasting after that. All of those struggles and drama can be read here: My Sons and Their First Day of Ramadan
Second Day of Ramadan
My husband and I didn't expect something better than the day before. We just continued encouraging our sons, woke them up for suhoor and supported their fasting.
On the second day, it was Sunday actually, we stayed for the whole day at my husband's office which is actually his family's house. My sons love to stay there due to its wifi connection. Yes, we let them entertaining themselves by playing games, watching videos and things like that. As they …

What School Reunion Means To Me

School reunion? What a very interesting phrase to say. What comes in my imagination when heard about this is my old school, my old friends and teachers. The sweet memories come together with it. School reunion is indeed powerful to make me looking back to my younger years.

I have left my college life for 16 years. Yes, I graduated from college in 2001. You can count my age now, haha... Yes, I'm 40 now, not young anymore, but not too old to enjoy life either. Forty is good. And having old good friends is good.

So, what school reunion means to me? The first thing I felt is a blessing. I feel I'm blessed that God is still giving me the chance to live. I have some friends, whether my high school or college friends who had already passed away. I also have friends whom husband/wife had passed away. At the same age as mine, I think it's hard. I have a friend whose husband passed away when she was 33. Oh, My God. Faith is always something man can't predict about. So, I'm …