~ Me at Park Royal Penang ~
On last weekend (6-8 June), my family and I went for a short trip to a special place in northern peninsular. A place where we learned about life in younger years. A place that is so dear to me. We went to Penang and Kulim and we had found ourselves being reminiscing about the good old days. To those who didn't know, yes I was born in Penang and been raised up in Kulim. We stayed in Kulim for 20 years before we moved to Kota Bharu in 2004.
The last time I went to Kulim was 3 years ago. There was a mission for that particular visit and it was to discuss my wedding reception at that time. However, Allah had set a better plan for me in which the wedding was called off, and I remain as who I am today. ^_^ Well, some things are better left unexplained so I won't be furthering the details and reasons on why it happened. But yes, some pieces of memories and loves were left there.
Since the incident, I tried to avoid to visit Kulim & Penang. But somehow, I really miss these two places. Alhamdulillah, by some chances and a short planning, my family and I decided to go to Penang & Kulim. And if you're wondering how I reacted to this planned trip, honestly I was quite nervous but I knew I would overcome the fear by Allah's will. ^_^ I have decided to create new memories with my family & friends and thus my heart would be more content. ^_^ Once again, Allah gave me a second chance to reorganize everything even though I had to pick up the pieces right from the start. The loves of Allah, my family and friends are far greater than any fears that had been lingering in my mind. He knows me the best. Subhanallah.. Thank you Allah. ^_^
So unexpectedly, this trip has become a self-discovery trip for me. There were lots of circumstances during this trip that triggered my mind to become more positive and stronger than before. I was amazed to see that some things were changed for good and some were still the same. ^_^ And I was so touched to witness how fast the time has flown. It was a great feeling to see some familiar faces in younger years in which now they look quite different.
Yes, this is part of a growing up process. ^_^
We learn to let go the things that were beyond our control and we choose to move on.
I used to remember how my family and I spent our weekends at Park Royal Penang.
I used to remember how frequent we went to Penang to do some shopping. :))
I used to remember this, that, those bla bla... Hehehe... Cliche isn't it?
But whatever it is, I feel grateful for everything. ^_^ Memories remain. But life must goes on. Hoping Allah will decide the best for all of us, insyaAllah.. Keep on praying!
p/s: I choose to carry on. ^_^