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Finally, my 10,000th reads.

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It took me more than three years from my first post in this blog to reach the 5-digit reads up there, and Alhamdulillah, the long duration of waiting for this moment has finally arrived. Finally, after almost four years (my first post was dated January 9, 2009) we have at last reached the 10,000th hit! Hooray! Hooray!
And so, to celebrate this--ehem, ehem-- achievement, let me shout out to the sky…
CONGRATULATIONS to ANAK ILUH! Ahahaha!
Kidding aside, it really felt good to have reached that many hits for this humble blog which started basically from scratch and had served as my “trash-can” for the always-rejected-articles I had. From being a personal blog to something I never thought it would be; from discussions on Historical concerns to current events involving my community; from “pampalipas-lang-ng-oras” write-ups to insights regarding problems of the society (and problems I have hehe); this blog had always been another mirror of myself; of how I see things; of what my dreams and asp…

Uhm, Speech-Less

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It was almost 5 in the afternoon when my phone rang, displaying an incoming call from an unknown number. I picked it up and answered the call with the classical "Hello?"

"Salam Utuh Ahmad," a woman's voice was on the other side of the line, "Are you here in MSU? This is Mam Dong"

"Wassalam Ma'am," I replied, wondering why would our High School Registrar call me, "I am not in MSU now, but I can go there right away,"

"Ok, please do. I have an important matter to tell you," now I am getting more curious why I am being called at this time of day.

"Insha Allah Ma'am, I am on my way,"

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Let's cut the long story short, I went to the High School department, met Ma'am Dong and our DSA Chairman Sir John, and was informed why I was called there: The High School Department will be holding a Recognition Program for the Honor Students the next day, and--out of time constraints and the desperation of findin…