Happy belated birthday to my *junior*, @mohd_bilal_taha 🥳
I've always found it quite funny how Bilal and I debate on which of us is the senior considering how Bilal's about 2 weeks older than me whereas I'm a grade above him at school 🙃
This photo was taken on Ethnic day when I was carrying my empty hand-made biryani container, but we actually met because of AUSMUN19 (group chat). Not long after, Bilal said that he could easily picture me winning an award, something that was a total longshot for me. However, he turned out to be right. In fact, he's been right about a lot of things so far and I'm sure it's his support, prayers and encouragement that have led me to most of my victories, alhamdulilah 😊
I can recall golden moments at school when we'd pull up a chair and chat during free periods. Well, it was me doing most of the talking (ranting, fangirling, pessimistic talking) and him doing the listening. Still, I couldn't get my eyes off of his stunning hazel ones, Ma'Shaa'Allah!
I also remember how he'd boast about having my tea all to himself when his peers would approach me and complain 'what about us??'. Eventually, I'd end up giving everyone but my own friends 🤦♀️
Beyond lending a ear, Bilal has been a really supportive friend, both during times of need and times of ease. During the former, he'd encourage me to continue what I do, offer help, and leave the rest to God, and during the latter he'd motivate and appreciate my work.
He's told me time and time again how my #ZNotes have helped him succeed in his exams, how my blog inspired him to create his own, how my speeches boost his confidence, how my work ethic motivates him, how he strives to beat me both academically and beyond. He has called me the 'epitome of hard work/motivation' and treats me as a mentor - I cannot thank him enough for that! 🤧
Bilal, May God bless you endlessly and please continue being such a kind person! 💫
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