Wow, this blog felt really good to write. It has been a while…HI EVERYONE…I've thought about writing everyday but nothing has inspired me…and sometimes when I try to write…nothing comes out…I don't know if this piece even makes sense..but I have been having mixed feelings about my city and I just wanted to write about… Continue reading #157 To my city.
What happens to you when you are scared? For me, it depends on the type of scared. There are different version of scared in my head. Sometimes I loose the feeling to my arms and legs for a couple of second. Sometimes my body shakes slightly. Sometimes its hard to breathe. Sometimes I can't speak.… Continue reading #156 scared
28 June 5, 1992 is my birthday. My 28th birthday lands on a Friday this year. What a memorable year this has been so far. Although it has been a tough 6 months, it has still had its blessings. I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have friends and family that want to celebrate. They… Continue reading #154 happy 28 birthday to me.
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. First off, Ramadan finished. Right after Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid, which is essentially our Christmas. Unfortunately, Eid was not the most festive. The last couple of days of Ramadan were extremely stressful and Eid was the same. I am not going to get into it because its… Continue reading #152 Is motivation a lie?
There is something about empty streets in the middle of the night. Street lights shining in the dark as the street lights change from green, yellow and red. I can't help but enjoy the the quiet of the streets and the glowing of the street lights. It reminds me of the Notebook, when Ally and… Continue reading #150 alone
I can’t believe quarantine has last so long. Today, I listened to this song called Ghengis Khan in the car. The first time I heard this song was the first week of quarantine. My sister and I loved the music video and were trying to learn the dance moves. That feels like such a long… Continue reading #148 life update
Yama and I during Hasibs’s engagement. In the name of God, the most merciful. Tonight, I will write the ending to the Yama series. I come to you all with a heart filled with love and compassion. It is the holy month of Ramadan and I am blessed to be able observe the month of… Continue reading #147 Yama (Finale) Part 22
Yama and mom had a very special relationship. They were best friends and had this deep bond like no other. My mom will never understand why Yama had such a sad fate. Yama helped her with everything...like I mentioned before...even going to the gynecologist Yama consoled my mom about everything..even when he moved out...he stayed… Continue reading #146 Yama Part 21
The first time Yama got drunk in the house was in his mid 20s. It isn't very common to drink in the house in our culture or religion especially in front of your elders. Yama had his friends over and they had some drinks. Yama drank in secret but he got super drunk and vomited… Continue reading #145 Yama Part 20
Hasib worked with Yama at the liquor store. But, Hasib wanted more and decided to work with Omar once he had opened up his business. Yama was always a little hurt that Hasib left him for Omar. They didn't have much a relationship once they were adults. It really sucks that one we become adults...we… Continue reading #143 Yama Part 18