Monday, 22 April 2013

Sekolah Pondok Bustanul Ariffin.

Salam fellow readers, its been a while right? After receiving tons of emails and text messages, i've decided to find some spare time and update my blog. The past months, i was busy with my usual works, traveling here, traveling there. Meeting here, meeting there. It was a hectic month and its still is. Just for some general information, the hotel that i've been working on in Melaka which is The Quayside hotel is opening soon so be sure to get a room when they are opened later on to see my works in your hotel room ( lol ) . So yeah today i've decided to make an entry about my latest project that im working on with my fellow teammates, a documentary about Sekolah Pondok Bustanul Ariffin and their students.

I think most Malaysian's would know what is a Sekolah Pondok, its a special school which students there ranging from any age would go there to learn the ways to get closer and knowing Allah S.W.T by studying the Al-Quran and through story telling by their Ustaz and Sheikh. What makes this school different from other Sekolah Pondok's in Malaysia is that they don't teach how to read the Al-Quran in different Taranum's, instead they teach how to know Allah S.W.T, how to get closer to Our Creator and the proper way of life.

After interviewing some of the member and teachers of the school, i decided to walk around and get close with the students there. Since they were all male and most of them are still young, there were very playful but shy to meet us. It was hard to convince them not to run when i came closer but eventually, they came to me because they were curious about my camera so yeah. Success! 

I had the chance to interview one of the children studying there, i asked them how's life here, don't you miss your family? They answered, " Yes, i do miss my family but learning about my religion is also important and i want to make my family proud when i get back home later. " Even i am proud the children there, nuff said.  After that, i walked around, looking at their rooms and activities. We reached the school quite early so the children's there are mostly still sleeping and some of them are chilling around the block observing us. Some are very confident to stand in front of my camera while some are shy. 

There's nothing much that i can say but, wait for our documentary video soon. It was a great experience  knowing these children's even though some of them were shy but, its in their nature to be shy. I made some friends there with the kids and i will be going there again soon. Hope you guys like this entry and always, leave a comment below about it. Salam. 

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