Alhamdulillah thanks to somebody's kindness [may Allah swt reward her greatly], I managed to get myself registered as a participant for ESQ165 today (unfortunately my school has no provision to send staff for courses such as this so had to take a day off work or cuti rehat). I wanted to know what it's all about. Therefore I arrived with an open mind, and without any pressure to perform, hehehe.
Unlike most other participants, I was alone so, it actually gave me a good opportunity to mingle. Those who attend with their friends tend to stick together like glue, which is not recommended for a training such as this. I don't what what the other ladies thought of me as I went about giving salam and starting a friendly conversation, hahaha. Some were just surprised, and a few just continued to stare :P.
Anyway, I got to know more about 30 female participants (only one tenth of the total).
I met a lovely Chinese sister, Hannah who is also a Muslim revert at the programme. There's also Becky, a Caucasian who looked so beautiful in a white hijab. There's a nonMuslim lady whom I talked to [not all the participants are Muslims] earlier during the day and insyaAllah, I hope to hear her comments at the end of the programme.
Today's activities were good but I won't elaborate. You'd have to attend it yourself to get the 'feel' and the experience. As for me, insyaAllah there're 2 more days to enjoy the experience. I'm still digesting the content of today's programme.