Assalamu'alaikum dan salam sejahtera.
Well the title pretty much describe what I'?m gonna share here, on this post. For those who knows me, you probably know that I'm currently not in Malaysia anymore. I'm pursuing my study abroad and I'm currently at United States of America.
It did come to my thoughts that I want to update my blog as soon as I got here. But I don't know why I didn't do it. It might be more or less because of my tight schedule here. Frankly say that I don't really have plenty of free time. Sometimes I made my own free time so that I won't get stuck with books all the time.
Alright, let's move on to the main story. I've been here more than two months. There are quite a lit that I need to adapt at first. Its mainly because I it's my first time ever to travel somewhere far from Malaysia. It's not about the adaptation that I want to share here.but I wanna share more on the bright side of the people here.
I found that people here are kind. They're wiser than Malaysian. No offence please. I'd like to give few example here.
Firstly, their customer service.this can be seen at most places why they have this one attitude where they will smile and greet you first. And at the end of every business deal, they will at least wish you a good day. It's quite hard got us to find this kinda situation at Malaysia. I don't want to say more, but somehow it's a fact.
Secondly, I fund that the toilet here a good. Good here can be defined as clean and without that stinky smell that we usually get when we go to any public restrooms at Malaysia. At here, they don't even use water to clean. Instead they just use toilet papers. It makes me wondering how could a toilet worth no water to clean ourselves can be cleaner than a toilet supplied with, I could say kinda good water flow? W was it because of the maintenance or was out because of the mentality of the people itself. I don't want to make any judgment here. I'm just starting what I saw and experienced.
The third point here is when someone sneezing. In Islam, we're taught that when we sneeze, we should say Alhamdulillah because Allah gives us one more chance to live. But in here, they don't say Alhamdulillah, but when someone sneeze, others will say 'bless you'. Somehow they know how to pray for someone's well-being. I'm not comparing this thing to what in Malaysia because of the fact that I can see both happening at particular place.
At first I wasn't expecting something like this to happened here. My first point of view of States was it's a country of non Muslim. And I wasn't expecting they to live the way Muslims live. It's quite hard for me to believe it at first because of the stereotyping that had been like spread aroundand somehow it sticks to my head at first.
Well here's a photo of my university. It's called Pennsylvania State University. Cheers. Nah kidding, this is one of our landmarks. It's Nittany Lion.