- We first met (accompanied by my mom) because I had to pass our passports to him for our Umrah Visas. He was responsible in handling our itineraries, flight tickets, accommodation, etc. I honestly thought he was a middle-aged Ustaz at first, so did my mom, so I really wasn't expecting to meet someone of his age at that time. So of course, the fact that he is the first son of our lead mutawwif (I prefer not to mention his name here) had never crossed my mind. We had to pass our passports to him personally when we were in Selangor for Fatin's graduation last November because Ain lost her passport the day after she collected it from Jabatan Imigresen. Therefore she had to make a new one and so we were unable to hand our passports to our Umrah agents like we were supposed to on the day we had our Umrah course back in October. So yeah, maybe our first meeting didn't mean much to him (or even to me at first), but like they say, things happen for a reason. So probably, just probably, that was one of the reasons why my sister lost her passport? I don't know. But if that's not it, then what else could it be?
- He went to the same primary school I went to (he's 4 years my junior though). I'm not sure if he was born in KK or not but I know that his parents lived in my hometown for about 15 years because his mother, whom everyone calls ummi, told my mom during one of their casual chats that she used to sell food at KWSP, where my dad used to work, for 15 years. And he did mention this to me and my mom during our first meeting.
- He surprisingly has a similar taste in music as me. I only found out about this after coming back home from our Umrah trip. And this was really, really unexpected because he is the son of a well-known Ustaz so I really wasn't expecting that he's the type of person who listens to The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, and the list goes on. Yes, I stalked him on Facebook and Twitter. No, he did not approve my friend request. Yes, I stupidly followed him on Twitter. And yes, he blocked me afterwards. *pergi ke suatu sudut yg gelap dan menangis*
- He started his blog at around the same time I did. To be more specific, he started his now defunct blog just two days after I started mine. Oh man. Okay. This is creepy. I mean, I am being creepy. I'll stop now. Bye.
P/S: I tried to get him out of my head because he apparently has a long-term girlfriend, which again was surprising to me, but it doesn't matter anyway because even if he didn't, he's obviously not interested in me because why would he, right? I haven't been successful at forgetting him yet, which is really, really bothering me, hence this post (obviously, duh). But it's not like I asked for this anyway. I have even prayed to Allah to make me forget about him but it looks like it hasn't been answered yet. But logically, of course it won't be possible because he's part of something that I will never, never, ever want to forget. But I know, I eventually will forget about this stupid feeling. It's a feeling that was suddenly developed in a very short amount of time anyway, so yeah, it will pass soon. Nothing more. I'll get over it.