Babyness’ Birth Story: Part 1

27 May 15

After a year-long hiatus, evidently I am now feeling up for blogging again. I decided to start with something I’d already written up two months ago, ie. the birth of our baby (nicknamed “Babyness” in the womb ). It is a super-detailed account so looks like I’ll have a few parts to it. Muqaddimah / […]

Mama’s Apple Pie

25 Feb 14

I interrupt our regular programming with a recipe post. Of the few childhood staples in our family, only two of them are desserts: cheesecake (plain as can be), and apple pie. (And probably caramel pudding, but I never liked the overly eggy+sweet taste and “soft” texture of it so it doesn’t exist in my list. […]

My first Facetime call

22 Feb 14

…was for my official engagement. It is not that uncommon for engagement ceremonies to be small, quiet family affairs as a formal/informal meeting of the two families. Traditionally, the girl and her family would be there, as would the guy’s family, but the guy need not necessarily be included in the ceremony at all. In […]

So how do I say this?

20 Feb 14

Assalamu’alaikum, hello (pronounced “hell-loww~”), I thought I would come back to the blogging world with big news. B-I-G. BIIIG NEWSSS. In the past year, a lot of things have happened in my life. As with everybody else’s lives of course, but let’s just say these particular 12 months stood out in my 25 years of […]

Malta

14 Dec 13

If Croatia was a belated travel video, Malta is an extremely belated video. After Croatia, we spent a day in London and headed to Malta, where we were joined by two more housemates to make a group of eight! (The video below does contain some clips from Croatia though — my mistake for mixing them […]

The Homeless, As and Bs

3 Dec 13

First, a few Facebook status updates just to get us up to speed: 20 October 2013 Sometimes #thelittlethings dawn on you a bit later than the experience itself. Last Friday night, I joined a little activity called an outreach, with two other girls from our society. Basically we go to town to find homeless persons […]

Learning Mandarin

12 Nov 13

So… the opportunity came up for me to take up a wild module at uni this term. I looked through quite a few — the ones that sounded like I could be interested in were: darkroom photography, digital photography, and languages. Of the languages it was down to Arabic (because I learned it when I […]

The making of Tribal Aa

25 Oct 13

“Tribal Aa” is the self-explanatory name of this little print I made. And I’m just going to write a little bit about how it came about. The plain tote bag was found (along with two other cotton tote bags, printed with store promotional images) around the house while spring-cleaning at the end of the summer […]

Sharing is (really) caring 2.0

19 Oct 13

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim… Hehe. Sometime ago I posted an entry called Sharing is (really) caring, which really was just a list of links and online resources related to Islamic knowledge (and stuff) that I regularly utilise or at least have heard good things about. This is an addendum to that, spurred by a Facebook message from a […]

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iPad apps

12 Sep 13

Assalamu’alaikum & heyyyy. So I forgot if I ever told you here, but I was given an iPad (3rd generation) by my previous employers last year as a kind of parting gift, after my year in practice. I have previously never been an iUser (because I cannot afford to be one), but subhanAllah, the iPad […]