Saturday, September 24, 2011

Parent Program Intern

i love interning for Parent Program!

it feels good to be able to help people--international families to find their way in settling down/get through with school.

i've always wondered whether people can love what they're doing and now i finally do. honestly, i don't feel like i'm working. it just feels greaaaat.

i'm pretty bummed because i started working here only recently. i only have 2 semesters left...

shahir said i might be a workaholic like him and i think it might be true hehehehe.

when i leave wisconsin this is one of the many things that i'll truly miss :(

but still, i am so thankful that i am experiencing all of these great things <3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shopping Smart

by now i know you know i love fashion...

I've loved fashion ever since..whenever. but unfortunately, i don't have that much money. or wait, i just don't feel good about buying expensive things because i wanna save my money for something more like travel, a car HAHAHAHHAHA sigh only one day...

so, in the summer i decided to trade in my clothes that i can fit anymore/ the ones that I'm bored of to this vintage thrift store here on State Street called RETHREADS. i sold the hijabs that i know i will never wear again, my jeans that i can no longer fit and well, other things. and Alhamdulillah, i was able to get $50+ worth of coupon. I could get cash back but then I would get less in value. Might as well use the coupon to buy clothes there right hehehehe.

So recently I used up around $20 worth of coupon to buy these 3 amazing things....

my fall coat :)

working coat in the future :)

long tutup aurat baju :)

all of this under $20. hehehehehehee

oh yeah don't mind the creases because i just dumped everything in the bag hahaa.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Never Alone

sometimes trying to be adventerous comes with a price.

not everyone shares the same passion.

and because of that, you need to go on the adventure alone.

at times it can be a pretty lonely journey, because most of the time, you're wandering by yourself, wishing you could share the awesome experience with someone else.

but i guess we need to remind ourselves that we are not alone in spirit.

we need to remind ourselves that at times of loneliness, it allows you to reflect upon yourself and life in general.

today i went to 'Taste of MAdison' and it was a really awesome. it's basically a weekend where restaurant owners sell smaller portions of their intended menu, at a cheaper price. so this time, the food sold was not more then $4.

as i was walking, i noticed how there were so many families. kids, babies, parents, and also the elderly.

when i look at the elderly holding hands, sitting on the ground with their spouses, i wonder how i'll turn out to be.

i know, i know. i havent even figured out grad school and i'm already thinking of old age.

that's just me hehehee.

Alhamdulillah i was able to spend my Eid with yan in Michigan. i was happy that i was able to see where she studied and most importantly, i was happy i could spend 5 days with her.

Ann Arbor is a nice place. it's very similar to MAdison except i think it's slightly bigger. the buildings are older so it has a lot of 'harry potter-look' to it.

but of course, nothing beats madison hehehehe. we have a lake close by campus <3

i don't think i achieved a lot in Ramadhan. yes, i've made some goals but i dont really feel satisfied. well, i hope to improve on myself through out the year, insyaAllah.

i hope i get to figure out my future soon. im so clueless. as usual. sigh