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Umrah, A Spiritual Journey to Holy Land

I was thinking to perform umrah several years before, but somehow I never register for it until one day Firdaus my brother-in-law invited me to join him for the trip. There were my sisters Yatie & Maria together with their husbands in the group. Like anyone else, I got nervous to go on this trip because I heard so many mystical things happened to many people. Well, I did lots of naughty things before..hehe Makkah Al Mukarramah The journey started at KLIA. Since we were going straight to Mecca, we have to be in ihram when boarding the plane. We flew on fully charted United Airways using a very old Airbus A200 with stopover in Dhaka for refueling. It took us about 12 hours to reach Jeddah where direct flight only takes 8 hours.  The aircraft was cramped up with so many seats and no inflight entertainment at all. What did we do during that 12 hours?? Sleeping, eating, chatting, dzikir and solat.

I have been facing toward Kaaba's direction since the first time I prayed, and final…

Putrajaya 100

I was looking forward to run this race in sub 18 hours when I signed up in mid this year. I began my training in August after long rest recuperating from surgery in April. The training plan seems following the schedule with races every month building up my mileage. Unfortunately, I had an accident after being knocked down by a motorcycle while crossing the road back from Friday prayer just one day before my back to back marathons (Putrajaya Night Marathon and StandChart KL Marathon) in October. Due to the accident I had to go through physiotherapy for several weeks and missed all my trainings. After 5 weeks of recovering, I managed to run 10km just a week before the race. Many people told me to DNS the P100. But I'm a very stubborn person, I started the race with an objective to run as far as my legs can go. When the pain kicked in I tell myself I must stop but when my body told me to stop, my mind refused to listen and keep pushing my body to continue. It was exactly what people…