My lil brother's 12th birthday.
My genius lil brother Amang.
When he was born, my sisters and ibu had our little talks of naming our new baby brother.
I was 14 back then. I came up with Bukhari, because I often heard of hadith narrated by Bukhari. Wished for my brother to be one of hafiz alquran and hadith. Ibu choose Aiman,while Ain and Nadia picked Arif.
So, at home, we would called him either Arif or Amang or currently, Adik.Bukhari was too hard to pronounce.😂 It's funny when the nurse or teachers called our brother's name, people who heard them would asked, "berapa orang tu?"
When Arif was little toddler, and started talking, Amang picked up Terengganu slang out of nowhere.
Adding G to words, even to his own name, Aiman.
Kind weird yet hilarious, as none of the family speak Ganu's and neither we lived in Ganu.
12 years old Arif Aiman,
genius boy who loved watching national geographic and be able to re-explained them in detail.
Gamer since before kindergarten, loved watching good and nicely designed cartoons such as Upin Ipin, Boboboi,Anime, Agen Alif, and Pony Tail.
Aku pun terjebak tengok Ponytail sebab Arif.
But what I loved the most, Arif sama macam aku kecik-kecik dulu. He find it fun to watch sirah Rasulullah cartoons and finished reading all the books I bought for him including encyclopedia.
Whenever I went back, he look forward to new books. As much as I am picky with designs, Amang favor books with nice design as well. He got bored easily tho he could finish 500 pages english young literature novel.
Watching Amang grew sure is fun.
He was fearless.
A powerful choleric indeed.
Unlike Amat or Idas, Arif have no trouble punching anyone who pissed him regardless of their age ever since kindergarten.
But he never started the fight.
The genius and confident glint in Amang's eyes, I seek to protect.
Along will work harder so that Amang have a lot of exposure and have more opportunities to explore.
My brother didn't favor sweets so much but he loved iced choco.
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