What foreigners "bule" ask when they are in Aceh and My Answer

Friday, 12 February 2016

Aceh most popular after tsunami, many countries know about Aceh because of tsunami, of course before tsunami foreigners also come here as a tourist, they come to Lhok Nga for surfing  and to Pulau Weh for diving. And now after tsunami there is more other reason to come, not only for surfing or diving but also to do research, teaching or studying at university and some marry with the local people.

And now there is an other issue what make them want to know about Aceh, it called " syariat islam" Islamic special role in Aceh. and because of this i faced similar question from different bule and sometimes make me confuse to answer that because I don't have good knowledge about it. In other hand I want to be a good agent of Aceh people so I have to answer with good statement to make them know more about Aceh and love Aceh. So this is a hard work actually but I have to, because many people have misunderstanding about Aceh even for Indonesian who never came to Aceh yet. 

These questions are:

1#As a woman do you feel they force you to cover your head ?
I cover my head since I was 13 year old that time I was at Junior High School not because i studied at islamic school but my parent teach me how to act like a muslim, they told me to cover this because that is mention in our holy book "Al-Quran" Allah said to our prophet Muhammad to tell to all sister in islam to cover their body and head, and this really useful for me because man will respect and act good to me. I don't say who not wear hijab is bad, because what make people bad and good is they attitude, if they have good attitude it mean they are good. For woman who choose to cover their head is come from her heart not because government made this Islamic law, Islamic law is good but remember, what all you do is because of you really want to do and not force by sharia,  when you do it by your self then you will peace in side, I don't say you can not to cover your head but follow your heart is better, do your best and God will do the rest
2#What do you think about Islamic role?
I think is Islamic role is good as long as it base on the rule from Al Quran, Hadith and Islamic leader, its become not good if someone who make this rule didn't understand about this rule, let an Islamic leader think about this, I don't said government don't good with this but when encourage the right people in this then all will be better. The right man in the right place
3#Why you cannot host man in your house?
This also another question to me from foreigner, its difficult for me to explain sometimes because western and eastern have different culture, the rule of the place where I life here is not allow a strange man to stay with woman because I don't life with parent here. That will be fine if I stay with parent (more answer you can ask to my personal email zatin.abdullah@gmail.com
4#Why you cannot marry with man who have different believe with you?
Another difficult question, will fine a good resource for this and we can discuss more for :)
5# Do you ever host a foreigners who are not nice to you?
My motto is good people will meet good people so, as long as you are good to other then other people will also good to you, never worried about negative think because there is God always with you.

This is some question to me from my friend, If you have any comment or you want to discuss this issue let find me on my email zatin.abdullah@gmail .com or through my facebook zatin Abdullah zatine_ab@yahoo.com

Thank you and happy life :)
 

pascualino Maraja by Couch surfing

Aceh dance by youth of Singapure Red Cross

Surat Untuk Bapak

Abi....!!!!
Tahun 2003 Abi pergi menghadap Tuhan, tidak terasa sudah 12 tahun Abi tidak berada disampingku tapi aku merasakan Abi selalu hadir dan menatapku walaupun dunia kita sudah berbeda, I feel you here my love Abi, I can feel your hand hug me, sweep my tear, I feel you when I close my eyes and that make me smile and remember all that memories with you, you are my only and the only my love Abi forever.

Love Is

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Semua orang ketika dihadapkan dengan pertanyaan "apa itu cinta?" akan terdiam sejenak dan tersenyum sendiri karena bingun untuk menjawab, bahkan secinta - cintanya dia, dia tidak bisa menjelaskan pertanyaan yang sangat sederhana ini. Ada yang sampai mengulang ngulang pertanyaan itu sendiri seperti "cinta adalah..... cinta is... cinta ehmmm, ada pertanyaan lain tidak selain ini" see !!!!!!!! people will confused about this simple question, Love yeah... love, its so difficult to describe. Pertanyaan yang sangat sederhana tapi menjawabnya penuh dengan rasa.

Neil in Memories (True Love Story)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

His name is Neil Paul Henry from UK, I know him since 2011 I forgot exactly in what month, maybe April, first time I know him on conversationexchange.com. I asked my friend Agus about the website can learn language then he tell me this site,  so..I registered to the site and there I found many people who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia and for that they teach English. then I send email to some of them and just wait for the result, first day past without any reply email from them, next day I got some email and said they want to teach me English, I reply it all, by the times, only one person who still keep in touch with me, his name Neil (41 years) from England. He send me email everyday and I think it’s good for me to practice my writing and English language. We become friend and talked each other story. He told me, he just broken off from his girlfriend, and its surprise me because his girlfriend from Indonesia, then as a good friend I just can advice him and to be patient. If that girl is good for him then God will let them meet again, this is what I was tell to him.

Cerita di Pesantren

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pesantren adalah lembaga pendidikan dimana santri/ murid tinggal/ mondok, mereka menuntut ilmu agama dan memperdalam kajian keislaman mereka disamping itu juga ada pendidikan formal seperti disekolah - sekolah lainnya. Banyak lika liku sejarah disana yang selalu menjadi kisah unik dan lucu untuk dikenang sekaligus mendapat ilmu yang bermanfaat dan alumni pesantren rata - rata jago 2 bahasa asing. Memang saya sendiri tidak ada pengalaman mondok, dulu setelah tamat SMP sempat ditawarkan oleh bapak untuk menyambung ke pesantren tapi saya tidak mau karena saya lebih memilih sekolah umum waktu itu.
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