Turning a year older today! Well, unlike my blog entry of when I turned 20, this will be a little different. Maybe because the past year has slightly shaped me up a bit. It might be that some of my perspectives on certain things have changed. As I've mentioned a few blog posts ago, 2015-2016 have been the years where I felt the most distant from God. It's when a lot of "revelations" big or small gave me too much of doubt and confusion that my trust in God uhmmm, lessened. And I won't tell you that I got through those dilemmas the easy way. There was never an easy way. I've had to force myself to get up every morning; to trust that He is still good and to continue to rely on Him every step of the way. I was broken— both emotionally and spiritually that I didn't even know where to start picking up the pieces.
We received the news this morning. My grandfather has passed away...
I just read a new article on Desiring God's website entitled Before the throne of social likes. It is one of the best write-up I've read so far and has dearly spoken to my heart today. You see, when I was younger, I used to be that school-girl who got so addicted to using social media that I wake up social media, I eat social media, I sleep social media and breathe social media. Although it is absurd to think that way, it's been the truth that I have been living in until my early teenage years.
We spent last Sunday (June 25th) with our family in the farthermost part of the UAE (I guess) which is Al Ruwais. Al Ruwais is a 4-5 hour drive from where we live in Sharjah. Since it was a special holiday because of Eid Al Fitr, an Islamic celebration after Ramadan, we had the time to travel and meet up with our cousins, aunts and uncles. We left Sharjah at around 8 in the morning and reached the capital (Abu Dhabi) at exactly 9:35 am. We quickly dropped by in one of my uncle's home there and headed to Yas mall right after. The mall was jam packed with people that it took the rest of us hours to find parking due to the #Megasale.
Many portions of my life, I'd say, have been greatly influenced by music. Some of my beliefs have also been shaped by the movies I've seen and absolutely loved. Music and movies have impacted my life in ways people or other everyday things wouldn't. But in the rise of new music and movies, surprising genres and a change of taste in many of its "creators" must I say, which one do I think will continue to have a deeper impact on me? Music or movies?
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