Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
my last year of being a teenager... woww. i would say 'it feels like just yesterday that i turned 13', but i don't actually remember that or anything else.
this is the first year i had absolutely nothing planned for my birthday. and it just so happens to be snowing 12-24 inches today, too. SNOWED IN ON MY 19TH. oh joy. well, there's always sledding :)
and cake. and lots of fun gifts.... hm, this might not be so bad after all. we'll see.
im still a kid.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
(Speech at Islamia College for women March 25, 1940.)
-Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's like you KNOW in your heart that one day the pain will be gone and things will be fine.
But when you're in it, it sucks and you're stuck and nothing anyone says can make you feel better.
You will be reassured about a million times that you're amazing and that you'll be fine.
And it may be true but at that moment, it's not.
And you'd do anything to be free of all the hurt that your heart is filled with.
And that, my friend, is LIFE.
On a happier note, my first semester of my freshman year of college is OVER. And it was wonderful.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
for my first time EVER working, my shift was from 1am to 7am on black friday. damn, i'm good.
no, i just stood at the front and greeted people for 6 hours.
stand around and get paid? sounds good to me.
i'm takin my earnings, and i'm going to Bora Bora.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
wishes, wishes, wishes :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
so we finally got back to the car, and headed towards kairshma's house! her, urooj and i stayed up to watch The Ugly Truth (which we all learned from LOL) and ended up going to sleep around 5:30am.
this morning at like 11am, kairshma calls us for breakfast. we ate delicious eggs and waffles and i walked back to my dorm to get ready for a day out at a historical manor near campus. today was the most beautiful day we've had in a while. the weather has been super bipolar and i wouldn't be surprised if there was a random blizzard next weekend. at the manor we toured the mansion and got to ride the horse-drawn carriages around the park. it was so relaxing and the house was amazing. the furniture was all victorian and basically, that's how i want my house to look like when i'm older.
and now im tired. greattt weeekend. goodnight. xxx.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
and then later at 9pm we went to the gym and played basketball. MY GOODNESS! such a great workout. but i was really hungry afterwards. actually, i was pretty hungry ALL day yesterday... it was weird. anyway, basketball was a lot of fun, and i got to do pull-ups on the bar! which i havent done since the summer. after hanging out with ben so much, by the end of the summer i could do 3 pull-ups! (this is a big deal because at the beginning i could only do one!) and yesterday at the gym i could barely do one!! it was so sad. all that hard work fo nothin'. i guess that means im gonna have to keep making these late night gym trips! it was so much fun playing basketball, though. i LOVED it. almost as much as i love soccer.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Yesterday after Friday Prayers, the MSA made sandwiches, chips and tea for the homeless. Then, we went to the park in the middle of campus and distributed them to all of the people there. A big part of the charity we do is not only giving food, but also talking to the homeless and making them feel like they are really a part of our community. We've made friends with many of them and they always thank us for coming out every friday. One man who we see a lot always tells us to smile. He thanks us for the food and then he just talks about how important smiling is and asks us to smile for him.
Next time you see a homeless person, SMILE at him :)
then last night we went to a candle light vigil for Breast Cancer Awareness. it was really nice and some of us got to speak about our experiences with breast cancer (family members who have it) and how it has affected us. Breast Cancer Awareness month is over and this month is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Keep that in mind.
Friday, November 6, 2009
1am nature hikes by the river are good for the mind :)
last night we went hiking on one of the nature paths by the river and it was incredible! some of the most beautiful things can only be noticed at night. i suggest everyone take a late night hiking trip to straighten your thoughts or just clear your head. turn your phone off and look around.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn't matter much to me.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
being sick sucks. but when you're alone, it sucks even more.
and im scared of vomit. so don't do it around me :)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Salaaam guys and umm sisters, my name is Waleedudin Younas Abdusami
And Anisah has been begging me to guest blog so I have relented. She also found me this picture to talk about so I will.
So apparently this is some folk singer at a hippie concert some-where. My music tastes range from Qawwali to Death Metal to underground gangsta rap. I'm try to make a death-qawwali-gangsta rap genre too. I'll tell yall how that works out. Anyways the only folk music I'm into are The Greatful Dead.
Anyways, this picture is pretty boss. The guy is riffin through a chord with a cig in his mouth with the eternal peace sign above him. Quite symbolic of the Caucasian-Oriented peace movement in the 60s. Fun Fact: My uncle had an afro in Pakistan. The newspapers went crazy and printed his picture in the front pages saying he was the first hippie of Lahore. So yes people all over the world have afros.. including my uncle... who is like 56 now.
Anyways the only thing I find wrong with this picture is this man is smoking a cig. I think thats so low class, I'm personally a pipe enthusiast. So I'm very biased. Yes I do have elitist tendancies.
Anyways, thank you Anisah for letting me blog! This has been a truly amazing experince that I won't do again!
Peace and Love
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
when i was leaving it said to me, 'your 914 friends will miss you if you leave facebook!' pshhthahaha. do i even know all of them? probably not.
i just feel gross being on facebook so much! blehh! just like i never watch tv anymore, same sort of deal.
+nida and i are removing the word 'like' from our vocabulary. yay! be like us!
+i got a haircut, yayy! in a couple of years we will be celebrating my turquoise dreads. yayy!
SONG: Liquefy by The Servant
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
But the ache goes away if you could see
This night under stars, well, I call it peace
If you say, I'll never need more than this
The trees grow so thick
You can barely see through
But the forest bestows the simplest of truths
You think you'll be happy if granted one more wish
But the truth is you'll never need more,
You'll never need more
You'll never need more than this
Monday, September 14, 2009
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and less foods that are manufactured in plants.
- Make time to practice meditation, yoga and prayer.
- Play more.
- Read more.
- Take a moment of silence.
- Go to sleep on time, rise on time.
- Take a walk.
- Smile and laugh.
- Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- Don't have negative thoughts about the things you can't control.
- Don't waste energy on gossip.
- Envy is a waste of time.
- Forget issues of the past.
- Don't hate :)
- Make peace with your past.
- You don't have to win every argument.
- Family is important.
- Give to those in need.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Do the right thing.
- God heals all.
- Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyous.
- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
- Forgive everyone for everything.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I have such great friends, alhumdullilah. i'm so happy i've gotten to meet so many amazing people throughout my life. I always talk about my hometown to my college friends, so much that they probably know each of my friends just by hearing my stories about them. Aileen and I were talking the other day and we were just remembering summer and thinking about how much our group of friends hung out and how lucky we are to have such close friends. She mentioned that she doesn't know any other group that hung out every day and we're both just really thankful that we have one another! It's so true that you can get through anything with a close friend. Anytime I had to go through something tough, my friends were always there for me. Sometimes you don't know how much you've impacted someone else's life. You may have thought you were just good company, but for someone else you may have been their lifesaver.
Here are two nice things that were said to me in the past week by good friends:
"When i moved here, I thought you were the most magical thing I had ever seen. I just sat back and watched." (Nadiah)
"You're so utterly intelligent and you so very maturely carry yourself everywhere you go. Honestly, you'll go sooooooo far in life inshallah. You have something that some people spend forever trying to embrace." (Sarah)
i'll never need more than this :)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
i did it again at the laudromat over the weekend. and i got locked out of my dorm twice in one week!! i have the worst memory in the world, but i dont even think that's what it was about! i dont know, im not that irresponsible! but i cant blame anyone but myself... i guesss.
anyway ben was telling me that hes going to forget all of us when he's 80 because altheimers runs in his family! i told him i would forget everyone by the time im 20 so he wouldnt feel so bad.
thats DEFINITELY not true though. i could never.
anyway, today i walked around campus and saw guys playing the bongos and a fencing club meeting. they were fencing! in the middle of a little park! it was cool. then i saw a pretty building and thought, 'ohh i wish i had my camera'. i want to take lots of pics and post them. but right now i have to study.
my dorm is too cold for meee! but at least it's cute, so i forgive it for being so cold.
story time by mohammad:
"and my cultural foundation teacher is insane. like literally she randomly starts laughing really loud, it's hilarious. she thought it was funny that the room was long so she started laughing REALLY LOUD then 15 minutes later she explained why she was laughing haha u would love her though"
he's right, i would love her. should i include something more in this blog? i feel that Calvin is just what this post needs.
Monday, September 7, 2009
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
im so tired of talking, i just want to listen.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
anyway, grabbing dinner at chili's turned out to be a three hour ordeal.
we needed to walk it off so a friend and i went to the most beautiful hotel in the world (see photo below) and took a self-guided tour. it was gorgeous and the people were really nice. we read about the history and played the grand piano. there was a dinner party going on with a live band and my friend and i danced at the door :)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
i turned the AC down but im still cold. im wearing a sweats, a sweatshirt and im under my covers.
im getting tired.
im going on a tour of the library tomorrow morning at 11.
ramadan starts tomorrow! Ramadan Kareem, everyone! lets make this month really count :]
goodness the city is beautiful and i am tired.
goodnight, cityy. you're beautiful.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
its time to say goodbye.
its the first time i've ever had to say goodbye.
i hate to have to say goodbye.
but i'm excited for college.
"I don't do funny business, not interested in fakers"
im trying this new thing; i'm not going to give a shit about people who couldn't care less about me.
it's gonna be tough, but i will try.
i'm going to say 'no', and it isn't going to hurt anyones' feelings.
i'm going to do what i want to do, and not worry about pleasing other people first.
i mean, obviously i'm going to take peoples' feelings into consideration, but i'm going to start doing things for me, too.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Baby, it's a fact that once it's gone, you'll never get it back
Hold on to your innocence
Use your common sense (you're worth waiting for)
Honey, don't give in, blessings come with patience
Take a deep breath
And think before you let it go
it was really hot today! in the afternoon i helped my cousin move her stuff from a hotel to an apartment. an apartment with no elevator. four stories and she was on the fourth. the boxes were really heavy and the heat was incredible. im looking forward to moving into my dorm...10th floor. at least there's an elevator.
my friend and i went to DC and we had planned to go to the tidal basin and walk around the memorial sites BUT it just happened to be the hottest day in the past 38947 years so all we wanted was A/C! the subway took 4589 minutes to get to our stop and it was burning up in there... and then when we finally got there, we decided to go to the art museum. so we sat at the fountain for a bit and then went to the museum. BUT it closed at 5pm because it's sunday. so we were the hottest we've ever been and we kept walking towards the botanical garden. i saw this guy with his son (he was around 5 yrs old) and i offered to take a picture of them together because they looked like they were having a hard time. and then after i took a couple of them together, he asked if he could take a picture with us... i didnt know what to say and my friend just looked at me. i, of course, said 'sure!' and he told his son to take a picture of the three of us. it was really weird. then we went to the garden. that was closed, too. we found a police car and asked him where the nearest ice cream place was. he said it was somewhere down the block. we walked down the block, got distracted by the capitol and a strange man in a trenchcoat and then got lost. we walked back towards the canadian embassy to one of the metro stations. we saw an ice cream truck on the way. the guy charged us three bucks for a lemonade ( small popsicle would've been $4 each!)... we got on the subway to go home, the A/C worked, and we laughed at how hot it was and how tired we were from walking. it was quite a work-out. im glad i got to hang out with my friend before i leave for college, though!
Friday, August 7, 2009
my jeans don't fit like they should.
my favorite smells:
-play-do (smells like childhood)
-the smell of NYC (its dirty but i love the city)
-the smell of the air when you're in the mountains (its just the freshest!)
♥ college in a week...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Women are like the apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones, because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them when in reality they are AMAZING! They have to wait for the right guy to come along. The one who is brave enough to climb to the top of the tree because they value quality!
[and then of course the 'you have been considered one of the prettiest and most phenomenal women in my contact list' lol uhh duhh ;)]
kkkkkk just thought i'd share cause it's funnn :)