Dream come true

Friday, 5 November 2010 | |


I NOW HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT DREAMS, NO MATTER HOW CRAZY IT IS
SOMETIMES DO COME TRUE.....
if I dream about it hard enough!

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I have this one particular dream of mine, which i've kept for sooo long - 

I want to go overseas.

and not just as any tourist. More than that. There's a story behind this. 

I used to learn French at school. Apparently, I'm quite good at it. Only 6 pass the DELF-A2 during my year, and I was one of them. During those time, I could say I pretty much have fallen in love with everything that has to do with French. Then, a news came:

My French teacher at that time, was planning to do an EXCHANGE PROGRAM for the 6 of us who passed the exam. We haven't had that program for quite a while but that year, she was determined to make it happen. 

My wildest dream have finally come true! 

Those were exciting times, she began contacting her friends in France to find host families; finding sponsorships for the program etc. We began imagining a lot of things. I cant stop thinking about all the places I want to visit, things I want to do, people I would meet. But then, worst things happened to me:

I got chicken-poxes!  

I didn't go to school for more than 2 weeks. By the time I came back, things have been settled.

I am NOT included.

I still cant forget how hurt it feels to miss my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity right in front of me. I still remember that night when the 5 of them depart from KL to Paris, somewhere in December 2004, I cant sleep because I kept hearing the sound of the plane in my head. 

It was painful. 
But just not as painful as when they came back.

Hearing those stories...
How they've been to Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees..all those France touristic spots
How nice their host families....
 Their experiences-of-a-lifetime

Excruciating.

That was the time I made myself a promise. I'll keep this dream of mine alive.My turn will come.It's not over.

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6 years later, that dream of mine is still here in me. I kept it strong. I never let it go. But over time, it changes, evolving. I didn't longer want to go to France alone anymore, I began dreaming going other places too, somewhere more interesting. The idea of volunteering abroad began to appear to me, I search for opportunities like UNICEF just for fun etc. There are even days I spent imagining myself helping kids somewhere in Morocco....

I just need to keep my dreams alive.

Now,
Alhamdulillah. My turn has come. Allah S.W.T. has granted my wish. In fact, Allah give me better than I could have imagined.

It has been confirmed. Next year, I'll have my FIRST EVER VOLUNTEERING ABROAD, in TURKEY through AIESEC Go Exchange Program (GEP). You can check it out at http://www.aiesec.my/ . I'll be involved in Meet My Friend Project where I'll be explaining about Malaysia and its cultures mostly to high schools students, while meeting a whole new circle of friends from all around the world! :) 
(More of this in the upcoming post..)

Off to Turkey in Feb 2011! Can't wait :)

This will only be the beginning. 
Dream, persevere, patience and action.
InsyaAllah, it will come true :)

5 comments:

miya said...

wah! congrats dapat pegi oversea. zaman chickenpox tu takleh tahan, aku pon sedih bace tu.

zaim said...

tq miya.
hopefully peluang kali ni dpt tebus balik semua frustration masa tu :)

redblaque said...

congrats! best of luck zaim. blog more pls :P

zaim said...

thanks ned ;)

UnE Si BeLLe said...

nak like post ni blh x? I like! Good for u zaim.