My First Ramadan in The US

Wow, where did the time go? Without I even realized it, it’s already the last week of Ramadan. This Ramadan marks my first Ramadan after I got married and moved to the US. It means it’s also our first Ramadan together, R and I πŸ™‚ I was inspired by Deny’s blog post about her Ramadan experience in The Netherlands so I decided to share my story too.

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The Library

Before I moved here, R told me that there’s a library nearby the house. Although he never been (He’s not much of a reader…), he said that the library seemed to be popular. After I moved, I didn’t visit the library until later, about two months ago. I made a library card (it’s free for residents!), and started to browse the collection.

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All for The ‘Gram

R finished work early yesterday and we had to go to a relative’s house in the afternoon. The house is located in Huntington Beach, approximately 15 minutes away from where we live. Though I’ve been to Huntington Beach many times, I actually have never been to the part where the house is located, near Huntington Harbour. It’s a nice area, full of nice houses and the sight of yachts.

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A Mini Holiday

My bridesmaid is visiting from Indonesia and I got to have a mini-holiday by staying in West LA for 5 days with her. It was fun! In case you are wondering, I’m not actually based in Los Angeles. Instead, I’m about 45 minutes away, in the suburbs area πŸ™‚ Being the city girl that I am, I always love going to LA because I got to see many kinds of people, a contrast from my simple suburban life.

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Sister Sister Sister

We were chilling at home when I received an email from an event tickets marketplace. The email basically saying that HAIM concert would be tonight and prompt me to check out ticket prices. It turned out that we were lucky (wait, let me rephrase – I was lucky because R doesn’t really listen to them), we managed to score 2 tickets for 50% off!

The concert was held in a small theatre about 45 minutes away from where we live, in Pomona. With a few clicks, we purchased the tickets, got ready, and left.

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Nikah itu Nggak Gampang

Baru – baru ini saya baca beberapa artikel soal nikah dari media di Indonesia. Artikel pertama dari website feminis dimana si reporter menggabungkan dirinya ke dalam grup yang diprakarsai oleh gerakan Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran. Masih berhubungan dengan artikel pertama, saya kemudian baca artikel soal selebgram beridentitas Muslim yang ramai mengadvokasi soal nikah muda dan nggak pakai pacaran. Terakhir, saya ngikuti sekilas soal “keramaian” di Instagram yang terkait dua selebgram ibukota soal nikah dan punya anak.

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