NOMAD LIFE PIT-STOP : KUALA LUMPUR
When we moved out of Borneo, last year, we knew that the next assignment was going to be in Pasir Gudang, Johor. But since it is a start up project, we need to be in PJ for a while. Little that we know, that transit took us more than a while. It was 8 to 9 months in total. From end of July to May. That was long and unexpected at all. Nevertheless, during our stay in KL this time around, we have made a lot of friendships, memories and some life achievements too.
First thing first, I have come across to met a lovely homeschooling community in Kuala Lumpur. I used to be alone and those road seem to be a little scary for me before, but today they have shifted that paradigm into something new! I know, with their hands holding and supporting me from behind, I can pull this homeschooling thingy through. Their friendship are just incredible!
Secondly, I learned that I can teach Bahasa Malaysia. Few good friends were asking me to teach their kids Bahasa Malaysia and that lead me to open a small class Bahasa Malaysia 101 at Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tengku Bainun early this year. It was my first time. I was nervous. It was more to trial and error learning process. But I think the kids do enjoy it. Me too. Maybe, to more BM classes in future, who knows..
Thirdly, I became an author. I've been a ghostwriter before, writing for others. But, Alhamdulillah, this time around when I submitted a fiction story, it went through. Not just one, but 3! Two was published and another one soon to be published by the end of the month. I can't believe I've been signing books for my friends today. I guess, some dreams do come true.
Fourthly, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone when I accepted some offers to conduct a live talk or sharing session for public. That is so not me! But, for the sake of a friend and those who really need that knowledge, I try to give my best. Hopefully, there are something beneficial that they can get out of it.
Last but not least, as for the kids, they evolved tremendously. A lot of achievement to be listed. They are more open-minded, design thinkers student, solution oriented and ready to learn anytime, anywhere. May Allah continue giving them guidance and show us the right path always.
Its kind of hard to say goodbye this time around. For me and for the kids. I hold strongly to Peter Pan quote when it come to such farewell session, 'Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.' So, instead of Goodbye, lets just say 'See you guys soon."