the most important person in my life: Papa

I will share you a little glimpse of Allah’s blessings in my life: Family! 🏡🏡🏡

This is my father. You may find his Instagram @syahrazadjazir ❤️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 😘👌

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. 😎

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

He was a model in his younger year—a skill he passed on to my sister. 💃🏻 He wrote poetry too. Clearly, I inherited his writing skill. 📝

Art is strong in the family, so is linguistic. He speaks many languages. We were raised with these many languages—mainly English and our natives (Bahasa Indonesia 🇮🇩 and Sundanese ethnic language). But he can speak many more languages. 💕💖

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. 💐 I’m sorry, Papa. 😅🙏

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

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

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. 😅

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. 😋

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.

❤️ I love you.


2 responses to “the most important person in my life: Papa”

  1. Racham Victor Avatar
    Racham Victor

    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 Avatar

      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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