Sunday, October 23, 2011

Will not model for food.

I'm seeing a trend here, I mostly write when I'm super busy. I have a million things to do and then I'm like, "wait, i have a blog don't i?"
because logically that's what you do.
Hey, at least i have a cover page of one of my papers done. Check.

so the other day i had a photoshoot which was super exciting and interesting. I never thought modelling actually required talent, like wahhh? i know!  Things which i have no innate skill at, not to mention that  it's tiring as hell. Change into this, go over there, stand like that. I have trouble taking orders from people Ok! I haven't gotten all the photos back yet so I'm not sure how they turned out but I'm ubber excited.
So here's a sneak peak. 


Other than that it's mostly school, school, school, work, meeting, school, work. 


Personal checklist: 
- Essay Proposal 
- Prepare discussion questions for meeting 
- Conference lecture outline on Egyptian Revolution
- Book hall for event
- recruit people for flash mob 
- Cover letter and Resume 
- Breathe 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Things that make me happy

Many times we feel that if we have this or that we will be happy. We have a whole list of things which if we accumulate will no doubt make us the happiest people alive. In that rush of materialistic daze, we forget about the small things, tiny in that matter, but which make us the happiest of all.

It puts a smile on my face to be walking and to see a random person smile to themselves and then I'm walking around smiling to myself as well.

The other day while walking an old couple were walking as well, all of a sudden the husband stopped, bent down and kissed the top of her head and then continued walking next to her. I melted.

While at the mall a couple of weeks back, i saw a little boy no more than 5 walking with his mom, he looked at me winked, and did the whole pointing/guns hand move, clicking his tongue at the same time and continued on ass if nothing had happened. It made my day!

While enjoying the October Sun at school, one of the school workers mowing the lawn turned to me and said
 " beautiful day ain't it, enjoy it!"

Maybe I'm one those people who are just so easily pleased and amused, but i take it that most people are. Give it a try and smile or say something nice to the next person you see. It might make their day.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What I'm currently doing

Sitting at a table in the school library trying to write philosophically about Plato's Republic and the concept of the Philosopher king. 
Sweating it out because despite the 100 degrees weather our school decides that they want to turn the heat on. Good one you guys! 
Attempting to stay awake because i somehow thought it was a good idea not to sleep after an all-nighter. 
Drinking my Ice Cap and wanting to go pee but too lazy to actually get up. 
What might you be doing on this lovely evening? 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Things to do on an Airplane


1. Remove your laptop from a bag.
2. Open the laptop slowly and carefully.
3. Turn it on.
4. Ensure the passenger next to you is watching.
5. Connect to the Internet
6. Close your eyes for a brief moment, open them again, turn your gaze upwards to the sky as if in a prayer.
7. Take a deep breath and open this site: http://www.myit-media.de/the_end.html 
8. Turn and observe the facial expression of your neighbour.


Can't, Stop, Laughing! Lol

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

هذا أيضا سيمر

This too shall pass. I go through these phases where everything i am doing at that particular moment, whether good or bad, all i can think in my mind is this too shall pass. or this is just a moment and then it's gone. It's such an odd combination of sadness and comfort squashed into two. In a way you feel helpless, trying to hold on to a moment which you know will only remain in the form of a memory but at the same time when you're going through a tough time you can't help but take a deep breath and think in relief, "well, this too shall pass." 

Monday, September 26, 2011

When religion doesn't cut it

There are moments when you become literally speechless because of how shocked you are. I shouldn't have been shocked, I shoulda seen it coming. but that's what we do, stay in denial as long as we possibly could until it's thrown directly in our face and telling us "OK LOOK!" and then we have no other option but to do just that.

One of my closest friends, who i consider to be technically my sister was skyping with me the other day and the topic came to how much we've changed these past couple of years and she decided to tell me that she's agnostic. To her, religion wasn't something she thought of as rational and all the rules and regulations are probably pointless to a lord who loves us all regardless probably could care less. There could be many different paths and she could not fathom the whole inclusion and exclusion process. Knowing that we are very similar I respect her questioning process, not so much the illogical arguments.  Like her i am not the type of person to take something to be just that because i was told it was so, or that authority claimed it to be. I have been through my own period of questioning but the outcome and reality i came to was totally different than hers. Which is why i wasn't sure where to start with her or how to proceed on such a delicate topic. I feel though that speaking to each other after so long and actually opening up about how our religious beliefs as a whole have changed has made us hopefully more open to discussion.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Not for a state of Palestine

One of my best friends moved back to Palestine recently, with all that's been going on about Palestine going to the UN to be voted in as an official state i spoke with her to get an idea of how Palestinians were dealing with the idea. At first, i was very much for the idea but then through talking to people and doing a little more in-depth research it looked to me as if a Palestinian state isn't actually in the interests of Palestinians.

Before i get jumped on as anti-Palestinian here's what's going on. In the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinians have no actual economy, the items actually used by them are mostly all made in Israel. So say there is a Palestinian state how is it to thrive with no apparent economy? Secondly, establishing a Palestinian state what does that actually  change? considering that during this whole time the UN has recognized that Israel has had several sanctions placed against it but has anything actually changed. There is nothing binding about these sanctions so why would Israel comply!

Anyways that is the short synopsis on what I've got to say about the matter, maybe not what people would automatically think is a pro-Palestine stance but nonetheless, it is my approach to it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


"Was I disrespectful to Obama for saying that he didn’t say anything when the Israeli military bombed Gaza for seven days and killed 900 innocent civilians? ‘Cause he didn’t. So that’s not disrespectful. To say I didn’t vote for him, that’s not disrespectful either — that’s exercising my right to not cast a ballot for a system that I don’t necessarily believe in. It’s more of a corrective critique as opposed to me just trying to be an asshole. I didn’t believe that he had the power to change the system, which is what needs to happen. I don’t look at the color and I don’t look at the historical significance. Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you’re going to save the world. There are no superhuman qualities about us; we’re all human, able to make mistakes and be hypocrites, [and] also at the same time do great things."


Lupe’s answer when told that on “Words I Never Said” was pegged as disrespectful due to his criticism on Barack Obama.

I respect this man. 

Holding onto these last moments of summer

Just a couple of days ago and before we head back to school, the family decided to take a beach trip. So as everyone was heading the other way because of Hurricane Irene we were going in the other direction. You know, just typical family outing. Surprisingly though when we got there there were a couple of other families there as well. I hoped it would be emptier. All the same, it was great. beautiful sunrays, and the beach is great no matter what.



we go for the birds 


Wahhh!..that's my fishing face, don't judge. 










heading home <3

On Children


"
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
"
Kahlil Gibran (excerpt from On Children)

under some neon lights

I'm just sitting here in the registers Office at school waiting for my brother to get everything cleared up so he can get registerd for university.  I'm actually excited to get started and so glad to be back in town. Oh home sweet home. I already have my resolutions all planned out and like every year i expect half of them to go unfullfilled, but at least i try, no!


Inshallah may this coming year be full of awesomeness and happy adventures for everyone!


Study hard ya'll 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The monsters inside your head


Beware that when you fight the monsters you do not become one of them. 

Mission Statement

I vow to be a servant of God, one who always tries and takes a step forward in her life and through her seeking of knowledge. 
I promise to be a student of life, one who learns from her mistakes and leaves the past for that. 
One who always takes hold of an opportunity when it hits. 
I will try and leave the judging of others up to God and worry about how i portray my actions first and foremost. 
I will do my best but i will also realize and come to terms with the fact that some things are not in my hands to change, and others, that if God hadn't answered my prayers for them, it was for the better. 
I will not stand silent to injustice and oppression. 
I will stand for the truth even if my voice shakes doing it. 
I will count my  blessings and honor the people who love me. 
First and foremost, i will not simply exist but i will live, breathe and inhale the beauty of life which God has in his generosity granted me. 





02/09/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Home grown Country Fun

We all know how God works in wondrous( is that a word?)  ways yet we still manage to forget that and get ourselves in a tangle worrying about what hasn't been. Only to look back later and tell ourselves, "that's the only way i woulda had it." 




and oh! some Eid goodness. 




                                                     Yea, they do call me Mr. Handsome.

                                                             and then i got real mad.

Popcorn!

It takes skills to be a swordfighter, but even more to be a cotton candy fighter 

What Muslim art looks like 



                       When you gotta read a book, It doesn't matter if you're in the bouncy castle . You DO IT!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid Mubarak

EID MUBARAK TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE YOU! <3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank God i have Cereal

It has been a while since i've been on blogger, i miss writing but somewhat not. Ramadan is ending this is crazy!!
SO much has been going on but when you don't have the will to write anymore it's not in you to go and write all about it. I'm thinking of starting a tumblr but i know that it will probably end like this blog...neglected :(
awww pity! poor blog, all lonely like.
I almost feel guilty, i shall go and eat me some cereal!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

You gotta love the people in my town


and he does this on a regular basis..

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

As for me, I'm riding a camel

I'm done with school, and studying for the LSAT and God does it feel weird! It's been so long since i've actually had anytime just to myself to actually hang out with my friends, go for ice cream and take it easy. Alhmdllah, loving it! hope it lasts. I've been realllly wanting to go to Egypt except for the fact that i don't want to be stuck at home, especially with my dad's side of the family i know how these trips end up, with me coming home dami ma7roo2 ( my blood boiling) and since my whole family is in Cairo, and my friends will mostly be touring around Egypt, there goes any chance of me going with my friends anywhere like Luxor or Aswan. wish my brother would go with me! yaaa so i'll first have to figure out this little dilema of mine and then go from there. How's summer for everyone? or depending on what side of the world your on, Winter????

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fish Tragedy

My little brother the other day won a little goldfish and he was ecstatic. He called it Susu and put it in our pond that's in the backyard. Sadly, that was short-lived.

Little Brother: wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Mama: Ehhh, fe ehhh? (What's wronggg?)

LB: Susuuuu died (wahhhhhh)

Mama: It's ok I'll get you another one, don't cry!

LB: but i loved Susuuuuuuu

Mama: We all die at the end, it's okk

LB: but Susu was soo young. Like only a few days old. WHYYYY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!!!

Mama .......

LB: Does that mean on the day of Judgement he'll turn to dust?? I'll never see him again ahhhhhh

Mama: no no, you can ask to see him again then. I'll just get you a new one!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Waking up on the wrong side of the road


You know when you're sleeping in the car and then you wake  up and the first thing you see is this?
Ultimate freakout for that milisecond you think your gonna die!
and then of course next thing you do is take a pic and blog about it







Sunday, May 22, 2011

Earplugs cut out the noise

So i have my LSAT (Law School Admission Test) coming up in June and although I've been studying and taking practice tests my scores are crap. I honestly don't feel like studying anymore, my mom blames it on me telling everyone that I'm taking it soon, i guess the typical Arab thing to do. Blame it on the evil eye lol.
I can't believe that I'm going into my fourth year of school. It feels like yesterday that i was an incoming Freshman to University, how time flies.

Alhmdllah, despite everything this year has been a blessing from God. I had the chance to learn new things, meet new amazing people, grow friendships, and be witness to major and sweeping change. and for that i am happy! I should apologize though for not updating at all  much, but you know sometimes you get those writing, apathetic, lazy blues. Whatever you wanna call them.

Let's just say in those past couple of month I've been doing some self searching, growing and learning. ( I also taught myself how to make sushi!!) which is probably the most important thing here. wooooot

Sunday, May 8, 2011

life has its ways

It has been over a month, i should really update this space here. but for now...sleeeeeeeeep calls my name

Sunday, April 3, 2011

life goes on

ya i realize the time lapse since the last time i wrote here. Sometimes i would bring up blogger and open the page to write and then close it again without having written anything. I don't know if its that i don't have anything to write or that i don't know how to word it. Honestly though, i'm not sure how i feel about having a blog where my friends now know what i'm writing. It isn't something where i just write and not care about the world thinking what they do since i'm just a faceless person behind a computer screen, now its different.
School's the same lots of things to do but its the same old same old.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Life is what you make of it

It's been a while eh! I've been busy with what's been going on in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and all the other middle eastern countries. We've been organizing protests here and doing press releases. I'm praying that things change to the better because some of these leaders are pretty insane #Ghadaffi.
I've been wanting to drop everything and go to Egypt so bad but i know how realistic that is. Hopefully in the summer inshallah.


So just right now i'm sitting here at one of the computers at school which isn't such a good idea considering i just got one of my wisdom teeth pulled out. Friends come up to talk to me and i have to show them a ...sign?! lol. we do not appreciate the things we have enough, and only know their worth when we don't have them anymore.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

وسقط اخر فراعنة مصر توت عنخ حسون


I am beyond proud to be Egyptian. Thank you God that i was able to live and witness this moment go down in history. May this be a beginning for greatness, peace and standing up for justice in all corners of the world. Now we know, when we think of those around us instead of thinking of only ourselves, what we can become. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

And to God we return

Sorry, I've been missing in updating my 30 day photo challenge. Yesterday i got a call that my friend's dad has passed away. I was shocked since i had just seen him 3 days ago, and my friend, i had just seen her this morning as she creeped up behind me to scare me. In a split second everything could change, my heart goes out to her, i stayed with her as she went to tell them in the hospital that her family didn't want an autopsy, at that moment i thought her the bravest person in the world. I honestly cannot describe how i was shaken to the core, all i wanted to do was find my own dad and wrap him in a huge bear hug. May God give her and her family patience and pass this time on us with ease. Inshallah i will resume updating the posts but please give us some time. Salams

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day Twenty-Four...i wish i could change..

people. I'm not sure if i want to change the way people interact with each other, or if i want to be able to control people's minds. I've almost come to the conclusion that Humanity is dead, compassion, and mercy are gone with wind too. I wish people would start acting each other as human beings, not as something that is lesser than they are.

This video says more than enough about cruelty that is rampent, it makes me wonder...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day Twenty-three...Favorite Book




I'm not even gonna go on about how unfair it is too choose only one book, now the rest feel left out.

This book is about a girl who has a gift, of making the characters actually step out of the books when she reads. My ultimate fantasy!

We get it, it's an African thing

I might have been shouting speaking on the phone a bit too loudly, talking in Arabic and telling my friend anti-Mubarak/pro-freedom slogans which she could put on signs for the protest we were heading to. Now to think of it, it was probably not a pleasant experience for the girl sitting at the desk next to me. Anyhow, i finish the phone call to get into the following conversation

Random Guy: how are things looking in Egypt?
Me: the same, people still in the streets, Mubarak still president
RG: that's crazy, he just won't budge
Me: ya, 30 years and he thinks he's going to change things now
RG: May God be with them
Me: Ameen, where are you from?
RG: Tunisia
Me: and congratulations to you guys!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day Twenty-Two...I wish i was better at

My writing. Sometimes you have all these emotions welled up inside you and you hear someone say something that screams out THATS WHAT I"M FEELING!!! I wish i could break-down my feelings like that, write my emotions out on paper, do it with eloquence, have someone read it and say " this couldn't have been said any better" I wish i had writing that explained life, its ins, outs, and everything in between. I wish i had writing that opened your imagination into the unimaginable and made you see things that are only seen in dreams.  I wish my writing made words come alive on the page ...literally. I want to Inspire!



Day Twenty-One...i'de like to forget

Not just forget, i wish i could erase this part of my past. The couple of years i lived in North Carolina were not my best, sometimes i wish i could forget it all. Remove the memories as if cleaning up a hard drive. But at times i thank God Almighty because only when i look at that situation do i remember that Allah does everything with a reason and that he knows what's best. The place in which i'm living right now i used to hate before moving there, I used to tell my mom that I'd rather die than move here and then when i moved to North Carolina i would have rather moved anywhere than stay there. So when i did end up moving here i was grateful Alhmdllah.



would you?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day Twenty...and i'd like to travel to...

these posts make me take very hard choices.

I'm a traveler, i love to travel and it's not easy to just pick one place. can i pick a couple? pweeze?



I'd love to go to Spain. Part of my ancestry goes back to Spain. The story goes that When Islam came to Spain they became Muslim but when King Ferdinand(sp?) and Queen Isabella kicked the Muslims and the Jews out they fled to...Egypt! families met, a few generations later after the unity of Spain and Turkey we get me! and there i was thinking Cleopatra was my great great great greaaaaat something.

so naturallly....

I also want to visit Turkey.



oh and Greece has been my first travel to place on my list since i was a weeee little kid, I've always  imagined myself walking around barefoot in a white dress around these houses





p.s I will not mention Italy, Scotland, UK, Malaysia, Sri lanka, South Korea, or Japan :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day nineteen...a picture and letter


Dear Mr. Hosny Mubarak  

I've spoken so many words against your injustices, your oppression that it hardly needs mentioning anymore, not that it really needed mentioning in the first place. Your actions spoke louder than your words. I'll be first to admit, i felt bad for you during the speech you gave about how you were the country's military hero, how you served it and its people, because yes maybe at one point before all this you were something. but you can only blame yourself for what has happened, for where you are now. The chants of people on the streets, the derogatory name calling that they call you. Yes, it's not so respectful of someone your age but again did you consider that when old women cried themselves to sleep because of worry about where their sons were because you wisked them off the streets and no one heard a word about where they were. Did you consider that when your brutal police forces cold bloodedly murder Khalid Saed and made his face nearly unidentifiable. Did you for a moment consider how his mother felt when they came to her and told her that her son, was dead. or the many others really. Imagine Mr. President, how you would have felt if that was YOUR son. Did you consider the ones that were thrown off police station roofs and said to have committed suicide. The millions who live in cardboard boxes rain or shine while you sold Egyptian Gas for under 10 cents to Israel, why? Were you working for the people's best interests then? Were you working for their best interests when youth graduated from Medical school and then had to put a piece of cloth on the sidewalk and sell used books in order to make a living, because the possibility of finding a job was next to nothing. Or were you working in their interests when the Education system became so unbelievably hard yet fail to teach anything that many had to start tutoring in all subjects at the first grade? When many could not afford to pay for that and it was either starve the family or have the child pass. What did it matter to you anyways, they were one among the millions of the same situation. 
I write those words as my heart aches and my tears flow. Yet I sitting here compare nothing to the millions who have to day in and day out live with the consequences of your rule. The prayers of an oppressed person never go unanswered, and you Mr. president have many prayers against you. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day Eighteen...biggest insecurity

Oh wow this one's gonna feel like I'm pouring my heart out, like I'm talking to a psychiatrist about my deep dark secrets.

Here goes, my dear Internet friends, but mind you keep it on the down low.

I'd say my deepest insecurity is dying not on the right path. Everyday, during our prayers there is a line that we say and it's "guide us to the right path." Many times i  just say it systematically and methodically, not much thought going into it. I'm really not the all out uprightness person, I've got my share of sins, but for me this happens to be my biggest insecurity. It's easier said than done that "oh the right path is clear from the wrong one" "Just read and you will be filled with knowledge" Bull! I couldn't disagree more, but then i guess that's whats always keeping us on our toes, right?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day Seventeen...Something which has mad a huge impact on my life recently.

As an Egyptian I've grown up passing day in and day out  Masjid of Imam Al-Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. I knew who he was and his position in Islam, i passed by the Mosque many times, maybe entered it once or twice. I knew that he had been killed, and that  his head lay in that  mosque. Why or how i never did care to find out.
About two years ago there was a lecture that i stepped into with a friend, the lecture was about the Battle of Karbala and Imam Hussein's role within it. I think that event was the domino that pushed the chain effect of me picking up books, reading and educating myself. What took place in Karbala is a humanitarian lesson for everyone, not just for Muslims. Imam Hussein symbolizes the stand against oppression, and the ultimate sacrifice as he stood against a tyrant, Yazid, Who despite knowing who Hussein was, did not hesitate to kill him and mutilate his body. I can honestly go on about this forever but it'll suffice to say that learning about this event had and will continue to have a huge impact on my life.





Day sixteen...someone who inspires you

This girl I've known just for a little while compared to the large scheme of things, but i remember when we first got talking. I was trying to study for an exam and she was waiting for her class and we kicked it off awesomely. We had so many similar goals, so many aspirations that we wanted. After half an hour of talking it felt like I've known her forever and till this day she's one of the few that gets what i want of life and inspires me in many ways <3

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day fifteen...to do before i die

I think my biggest fear is to die without having done anything with my life, to live a life with no meaning. Maybe this is why I'm always having a yearly crisis of "what have i done with my life?" Over the years I've accumulated a list of goals that I'd like to do before i die but i think really more than that i just want to live a life that is filled with meaning, a life dedicated to others, dedicated to justice, righteousness, imagination, uniqueness and adventure. That is what i'de like to do before i die. Is that too much to ask for?




Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day fourteen...I can't live my life without you

I need to tell my mom to stop wearing white cause it washes away her face..jokesss

I love my mom to death, I may not always show my appreciation but i can't imagine life without my mom. She's my everything, that it's hard to even put into words the amount of feeling i have for her. Sometimes when i think  about the day when death comes calling( i know horrible)  i always hope that i die before i ever have to see any of my parents or family gone. It paralyzes me that this part of life would even happen. 

May you have many more years of health, blessings and happiness my awesome mama. Ameen

The revolution of Egypt

                          

Yes i call it a revolution, and nothing short of that.
this is not just some uprisings or merely protests but finally a call for overthrowing a decedent regime
it is a a total and absolute change from what we as Egyptians  lived in of Apathy, lack of care and repeated slogons of  " there's nothing in my hands to do."

We've tasted enough oppression and how sweet is the taste of change. We haven' t yet seen progress but the fact that Egyptians no matter their religion, social standing, or gender are out in the streets taking matters in their own hands is something.

The fact that thousands of Egyptians started collecting the garbage off the streets is something
The fact that people are working together as one hand is more than just something, it's everything

May God protect them and stand by them.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today is the day

that i am proud of being Egyptian.

The day that hundreds of thousands of Egyptians went to the streets to protest an oppressive regime

the day that the Egyptian government felt threatened enough to close down the metro system, twitter and phone lines

The day where mothers, women and children went out alongside with men.

The day where they said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


I honestly hope this goes further than just a one day protest, more than just a revolution but a change of the whole system, not to the worse but to the better.





Day Twelve..Favorite memory

This was during a Fast-a-day we were hosting at our high school back in 2005. And even though it's very hard to just choose one memory I can say without a doubt that this was one of the best memories I've had
( along with a few others) The work that everyone put into making it happen, the amazing feedback received from people, the fun and stress we had putting it together, yah it was awesome!

Day Eleven..something i hate

Oh hot damn! this one is easy. is that bad?

I hate people who use culture in the name of religion. I feel like giving them a slap or two to wake them up.
keep your sick culture to yourself and don't soil religion with it.


I Hate people who take advantage of little children, cruel, sick B******s !

Day Ten...most treasured Item

Lord have mercy! i honestly had to think all day on that one, i even had to ask my sister. I put it in a way to make her understand saying " if the house was on fire and i could only take one thing with me what would i take" her saying your clothes was of no help whatsoever. Funny thing was while worrying myself silly over all this i freaked myself out when i thought my favorite necklace got lost and wasn't around my neck. Oh silly me, i was wearing my favoritest ( yes it's a word, i just made it up) and most treasured item this whole time.


My friend gave me this necklace as an Eid gift once upon a year ( last year) and honestly, if i don't have it around my neck i freak out. Maybe it's the fact that i can trace Allah's name on it with my hands that puts me at ease. That whenever i hold it, it reminds me of the fact that God is always near and that i could be as silent as could be yet still making Dua ( a prayer) within. Who knows really, we function in weird ways.

Day nine...getting me through it cheesy-ness and all



The lady in the green t-shirt would be my best friend. Unfortunatly, we dont have any electronic pics together. funny eh? Honest to God, my cheezines doesn't do it justice but i've been through alot with her. especially that those teen years are full of drama, lord knows from where. She knows me, my crazy family and still chooses to be my friend. life was pretty successful and making us live on opposite ends of the country and maybe we don't even talk to each other that much but if there's someone who i can always pick up with a conversation like no time has passed, it's her.



P.s  so i was out of town on the weekend, had no access to internet and it turns out i had a automatic posting fail! I'm so good at this technology stuff! what? be thankful i know how to log in. seriously you guys!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day Eight.. My hero








 Imam Ali though inspires me in every way possible and everyday i learn more and more which makes my love for him increase, not only as a character who went down in history but as a person who was a husband, a friend and a father. It does not seem hard to have mercy on the ones whom we love, but this is the man who had mercy even on his enemies. After the prophets death he was a figure who pushed forward the Islamic Ummah. The one whom the prophet said about him "I am the city of knowledge and 'Ali is its gate" As i read his sermons i can't help but wonder at his eloquence in speech and knowledge. I'd encourage everyone to learn more about him especially as youth he stands as a great model for us in ever essence of the word. 




Disclaimer: for all those who tell me what about the prophet, Having the prophet as a hero is a given.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day seven...the person you do the silliest things with

This is such a hard one! I think I act very silly at times and with all my friends.
 Although the person whom i could say knows me at my silliest and i could just act plain retarded in front of is this lady in white here. I'm impressed, she takes it really well!


This is normal i act like this 99% of the time