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
Adres was always angry with Yama for being an alcoholic. When Hasib left the liquor store to go with Omar...Adres stayed with Yama for a while and helped out. But, eventually, Adres left to help Omar open up another liquor store. That store ended badly and when Yama got sick...Adres came back to help him.… Continue reading #144 Yama Part 19
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
Geeti and Yama grew close towards the end of his life but it wasn't always like that. They had a lot of issues growing up because Yama was that protective older brother and so was Omar. Geeti was the first girl in our family and she had a very tough time. My family was use… Continue reading #142 Yama Part 17
Omar and Yama had a complicated relationship and I still don’t know why. They grew up together and only had two years apart. Omar was never the school type instead he was the lets make money type. Yama graduated high school and got a job at the 99cents store at the age seventeen. He went… Continue reading #141 Yama Part 16
Yama went to Nazira’s mom and asked her what the deal was. He was upset and he did not approach her in a kind matter. She fell to her feet and begged him to forgive them and to please not leave her daughter. Nazira begged him not to leave her. Nazira said she didn’t realize… Continue reading #137 Yama Part 12
Last night I had a dream about Yama. He was alive in my dream but he seemed dead at the same time. May Allah bless your soul my dear brother. Nazira, Yama's wife...you must be wondering what role does this grieving widow play in all of this mess. This particular story might be sensitive to… Continue reading #136 Yama Part 11