Saturday, January 4, 2014

Random Kindness

So I just arrived at the post office to pay my electricity bill and I took the number to wait for my turn. When I looked at the current number that they were serving, it showed that I had to wait for more than 10 people in line to go ahead of me; my number was 1129.

Since I wasn't in a rush, I just sat down to wait for my turn.
While waiting, I took out my Sejarah textbook and workbook because yes, I am a teacher haha XD

Because I was working on the workbook (you see, I can't just read the textbook or I'll fall asleep), my head was facing downwards when something happened. I suddenly heard a man's voice saying "Nah dik." and I looked up immediately to see a piece of paper right in front of me.

Me being so surprised (and blur) at that moment, I think I said 'ah?' in reply while taking the paper from the man who was probably in his late 30s or early 40s. He simply head out of the post office after I took the paper.

When I looked at the paper, it was numbered 1124. I guess it was his number and maybe he tak jadi nak do whatever he wanted to do at the post office? XD

I thought it was strange of him to give it to me because there were quite a lot of other people in the room who came earlier and he could have given it to them. But Alhamdulillah, he gave it to me and I get to reach my turn earlier :)

It could be that he simply saw me as the last person to come in at that moment before he left and that is why he passed on his paper to me. But whatever the reason is, I was truly grateful for his random act of kindness, and also for Allah for showering me this little mercy which made me so happy ^v^

Alhamdulillah :) And thank you pakcik for your kindness! :))


Pocahontas was one of my favourite Disney movie back when I was little.

I would watch the movie over and over again, sneakily watch Pocahontas 2 (putting in the CD into the VCR and quickly taking it out again when my parents came back home haha XD) And of course, during my early days of drawing, she was one of the inspiration for my cartoon characters.

- aka I would always draw my main characters living in a forest, always so animal-friendly XD-

Back in those days, I didn't really thought about what made me so attracted to this particular movie and character.
Now that I am reaching my 24th birthday (Alhamdulillah. Yes, I am already old), while listening to the conversations going around in class among my peers, they were debating on which favourite Disney movie they liked.

Some said Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Pocahontas, etc.

To be honest, when I remembered Pocahontas and Mulan in my mind, I did not remember them as 'Disney movies'. I remembered the stories, the characters, the amazing music (which I admit I did try to sing :P)

*the music back in the days are soooo much better and deep compared to today's music. Just listen to the lyrics!*

I remembered the essences of the movie. The word 'Disney' was one of the last words that came to mind. 

I was definitely devastated when I found out the true history of the real Pocahontas. With that being into my knowledge, I still missed and loved the fantasy version of the story within the movie and still hold her as one of my favourite cartoon characters.

After coming across a few Youtube videos on the making of Pocahontas, and getting a praise that relates me to Pocahontas (which gave me a hugee smile on my face because I really loved Pocahontas :D) then I finally realised why I loved her and the movie so much.

The character Pocahontas was portrayed as very mature, intelligent, exciting person but poised at the same time. She was not those childish characters who waited for her prince to save her, or was sheltered in a castle (she lived in a forest and knew the terrain well!) And of course, because she was also beautiful at the same time even though she is not white; which is what Asians (or Malaysians at least) hold to as being beautiful. Just look at all the beauty adds of whitening cream and you'll understand what I mean.

THIS is why I was so attracted to her even when I was a child :) I didn't know about it back then, but now I finally do, which is a new self-discovery for me :)

 *well, also the romantic story she had with John Smith XD*

Till next time :)