This is third week of schooling. We are more or less settled now! Our new boys have settled in rather quickly. There's very little complaints of homesickness or 'rindu ibu'for this week. The new students have fit in with the seniors and the strict hostel rules. They have started their marathon of memorizing the Al-Quran (most are doing a page a day, which is very good indeed!). They are learning the academics plus the 13 religious subjects. While they study hard, they play hard too, games like football and badminton are their favourite. At the same time they also do their compulsory co-curriculum, ie archery, swimming and marching. So you see, they have very little time to dilly-dally.
Eating wise they consumed all their rations with big appetite . Of course in hostel, we do give them generous helpings but there's no second helpings. However there' an exception where they have abundance of food ie when their rezeki came in big quantities and varieties. Example on last Saturday, the 10th of Muharram we the staff and all the the students, fasted the puasa sunat 10th Muharram. We prepared the food for buka puasa with extra dishes and special desserts. Then people came to donate and sent us a lot of special food; there was satay, nasi briyani ayam, cakes and desserts. The students ate to their hearts content but there were alot more left unconsumed! We are thankful to those people who send us food but I wished they had call us earlier to inform us so that we do not prepare too much food and avoid wastage.
Anyway Syukur Alhamdulillah for all the rezeki! So next time when we have our buka puasa, we would not hesitate to invite other people or friends or family to join us because we anticipate the rezeki will come in abundance, Insya-Allah! However do inform us first and you are welcome.