Saturday, July 23, 2016

Maternal Instinct

So my class today was very insightful.
The lecturer is already retired but is still requested to teach in the classroom bcoz he is one of a few experts in nutritional field. Today we discussed about the importance of good nutrition intake on the first 1000 days of life of a human, starting from the embryo until a 2 year old baby.

For preggie mommy, the connection you build with your baby since the day you know that you're pregnant is something very crucial that will be going on until the breastfeeding time. Wherever you go, you always think about breastfeeding your child, so that your milk gland will automatically be filled. This thing builds an attachment between you and your baby until the end of time. And health-wise, the babies that got exclusive breastfeeding are proven to be healthier and have good immunity.

It's been a long while since the last time I think about "having family" stuffs and today, I just did. And I realized, it is an incredibly beautiful thing.

I remember one day, around last year, I boarded commuter line in Jakarta. Sitting beside me was a young lady carrying her little baby, peacefully sleeping on her leap. Suddenly, I felt like I was hit by an electric shock right on the left side of my chest. And you know what... that little cutie baby was touching my boobs! She woke up, stretching her little fingers trying to reach my boobies. Maybe she felt thirsty and thinking that mine would get her thirst fulfilled. Her mom smiled graciously, taking her baby's hands off my boobies. "Ooops, that's aunty. That's aunty. Here's mommys".

pict taken from google image

OMG I felt really awkward and had no idea what to feel; embarrassed, happy, angry, joy, or maybe @*#&^^.

I think that sudden, simple touch of the baby on that right spot has activated some parts of my brain. And I felt like, I wanna have a cute baby and breastfeed too. Yep, I guess that's what is called as the maternal instinct. Today's class just gave me a reminder of that beautiful thing.

Friday, July 22, 2016

July's Update

Assalamualaikum all
It's been quiet a long while since my last post. Please excuse the hectic of Ramadan, Eid and all college stuffs in the past 1 month. Since it's still in the month of Syawal (day 15 already), let me express my Eid greetings, Happy Eid Mubarak 1427 H to all my readers. May Allah's blessings always be with us. Ameen.

So what's going on in life?

This Ramadan was quiet sad for me coz I lost one of my uncle due to some  illness, he is the husband of my father's late older sister. Just 2 days after that uncle's gone, my paternal grandfather, the father of my father, passed away at the age of 100 years old due to some illness as well. Alfatihah for them. May Allah place them in the best place on His side. Aamen.

Okay. So right on the very last day of Ramadan... guess what...? I accidentally got the chance to click a picture with Mr. President! That evening I was visiting market with my parents until we saw the president's official car parked in front of a department store. As we all know, Mr.President decided to celebrate first day of Eid in my town, didn't really know if it was political agenda or whatever. So, seeing that Indonesia 1 car with lots of security officers, we decided to take pict with that car. After asking permission from officers, we took some pict and of course I didn't want to miss a selfie lah.

I am a little tacky and I know it!

Long story short, we then realized that Mr. President is in tha house yo! Along with the crowds, we greeted Mr. President and my mom was quiet lucky to be called by Mr. President himself to take some pict. When I was going to take pict of my mom, one security officer let me to follow my mom to strike a pose with Mr. President! He took my mobile and clicked our pict. Yeayness!

Not really a fan of JKW to be very honest, nevertheless still I respect him as the leader of this nation
Btw my face was highly outshined by the sunlight! *hufft*

So 1 week after Eid, my cousin got married. As I consider her as my closest cousin, for the first time I feel a bit melancholy to witness her wedding ceremony. Deep inside my heart, I don't know, I started to dream of my own too (you know what I mean).

And oh yaa, just 2 days after Eid, I got a confirmation email for the abstract that I submitted to attend a conference in Japan got accepted. Alhamdulillah... So happy! Doraemon I am comiing!!

Confirmation: I am not a Dr yet


The euphoria of going to Japan didn't last long. I was shocked that I wouldn't be able to get the funding sponsorship from my college. Well, after some long-ass consideration I decided to dismiss the chance this time. A bit sad, but I believe one day I will visit Japan for more cool purpose for sure.

Yeap. I guess that's pretty much it.
Hope you're having a nice day.

Thank you for reading.