Things are happening here, but uncertainity is yet to come...
I'm counting days for the States. Though I can say I'm now in holiday, I'm not actually is. There are many things to do which requires me to travel out of home almost everyday. If my home is far from INTEC, I may have the same fate with Niro's, who's now only got home for three days, although the holiday has started two weeks ago.
(Sorry, the intro is not so associated with what I want to share)
After went to the embassy last week for the interview, I start to be anxious and nervous about the fact that I'm going to the United States. The most noticeable thing is, of course, the accent of the American. Here, we speak English as if we are speaking our own mothertongue. There, they have no other language except English. Now wonder they can speak in a variety of hard-to-understand accent and more frightening, the speed of their conversation. That often make me hard to spill out my words although I can speak English though not fluently.
Second thing, as expected, the food. As a Muslim, I know my responsibility to consume only halal and good food. In Malaysia, such thing is not really a problem, although some people may mock this thing as a conundrum (I'm quite annoyed with those people who always say "this is not halal" while the label says differently. They haven't seen how hard to find halal food oversea). Maybe this is the thing I have to put on the top of my list. Hopefully, with the fact that my university is near to Washington D.C, I could get halal food easier.
The last but not least, and yet, the thing that I fear the most, is my own Iman. Here, the environment is still Islamic. There, I just don't know. For sure, it will be the matter of my own. Nobody is preventing me doing anything, and nobody is ordering me doing anything. A freedom which is somehow preferred, and somehow forbidden. I always pray, that my Iman will keep me who am I now, and if possible, change me to the better.