the most important person in my life: Papa

I will share you a little glimpse of Allah’s blessings in my life: Family! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿก

This is my father. You may find his Instagram @syahrazadjazir โค๏ธyou are welcome to follow him. He loves to share his past and present pictures. He loves the idea to digitalize photos.

Papa is also an amazing motivator ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘Œ

He is a flight attendant retiree. He flew all over the world, an amazing hard worker, and great at what he’s doing. Among his hobbies is photography. He’s also a greenthumb, like my mom. He loves to plant and gardening. And he’s a great Chessmaster and scrabble-master. If you ever meet him and challenge him chess or scrabble, he’ll beat the shit out of you in ease. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I can never defeat him on scrabble game, I tell ya, and I am a [goddamn] bilingual editor by profession! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

He was a model in his younger yearโ€”a skill he passed on to my sister. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป He wrote poetry too. Clearly, I inherited his writing skill. ๐Ÿ“

Art is strong in the family, so is linguistic. He speaks many languages. We were raised with these many languagesโ€”mainly English and our natives (Bahasa Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ and Sundanese ethnic language). But he can speak many more languages. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–

He is my personal hero, my first love, the only man I can always count on. And one thing I love about him the most is that he fully trusts and respects me as a human being, even though I am his own child. He never complaint or protest onto the choices I made in my life. I know he’s worried sick to see his firstborn sometimes makes crazy decisions in life. But he trusted me. Also because he had raised me well, the best he could. And I do my best to not let him down. I still let him down a lot though. ๐Ÿ’ I’m sorry, Papa. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™

And one thing, he didn’t like cats. ๐Ÿคฃ But I do.

He didn’t like cats before I was born 43+ years ago. But look at him now ๐Ÿ˜

Since the first years of my life, he recognized that I’ll grow as an animal-lover. And he was right. I am. So he has to cope with that. ๐Ÿ˜…

Not only me that is an animal lover. My sister as well. I am a cat person and my sister is a dog person. My dad is stuck in the middle. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Again, he didn’t mind that. He even supported us in our hobbies and interests.

I love you for that and for everything good in my life, Papa. Thank you for nurturing, loving, and raising me as I am now.

โค๏ธ I love you.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Racham Victor says:

    Nice to meet your Papa
    Am sure his happy having two lovely daughter around him.
    If I happen to meet him I want to learn Chess and scrabble too maybe I will be a master one day.
    Please send my special love for him

    1. Nina Razad says:

      Thank you, my friend. I appreciate your regards for him.

      Yes, my dad is a master for both games (Chess and Scrabble). The last time I video called him on Eid, we talked about it. I mean, English is our third/fourth language, and yet my dad always beats me on Scrabble game–this is embarrassing for me, because professionally, I’m a bilingual (Indonesian-English) editor, hahaha..

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