In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

My bandmate, Shike, ‘visited’ me at work yesterday. Lol. It was great fun. I have always enjoyed having friends come see me. It makes a typical long day of work shorter and they make me forget all about the workplace for a moment.

Tried out some fancy Arabica coffee for the first time thanks to Shike and I must say, it is a far cry from my usual mocha coffees. I didn’t know what to expect and to be honest, I didn’t know exactly what it should taste like. Lol. I think Reena will appreciate the atas coffee more. I should jio her there for our 30 min break or something one day…whilst there isn’t a queue!

The main takeaway from the conversations yesterday is that the grass ain’t always greener on the other side.

Regardless of the depths of your pockets and your knowledge, if the world is going to fuck you up, it will do so anyway. What differentiates a person is their character: the ability to bounce back and get back on their feet after being beaten down.

I think I have been stomping on myself for so long that I have forgotten that I am capable of more than what I am doing now.

It’s good to be humble but it’s not good to keep on debasing yourself.

I don’t know what I am for now and I don’t exactly know what I want to be but I know I want to be the better version of me.

So when someone reminded me unexpectedly of the person I used to be, I’d better listen.

And Allah is Al-Haqq, The Truth. – MM