Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Assalamu alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh.
Alhamdulilah, I am 'the Desi' and you can recognize it by the very fact that I am blogging, with the will of Allah, four days after the blog's creation (while others were pretty quick). Well, those of you who don't know, when you're a desi, by default, you have issues with being on time. What makes things even worse is that we have the same word for both yesterday and tomorrow, which is "kal". I guess that's why we get even more confused and are never on time. Non-desis, please give desis "70 excuses" when they aren't on time. May be, the problem lies in their genes (alleles).
As for myself and for other desis, here is a beautiful reminder from the Messenger of Allah [sal Allahu 'alayhi wassalam] who said: Make the most of five things before five others: life before death, health before sickness, free time before becoming busy, youth before old age, and wealth before poverty.” See Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 1077. Sooo, utilizing time wisely is crucial. May Allah guide all of us, ameen.