Cream Cheese Fruit Salad

19 Jan 16

Now, when I said I was going to write more, I didn’t quite envision recipe posts, but hey — why in the world not? These photos are old, but the recipe is tried and tested and evergreen. And a hit with potluck gatherings! Original recipe is from Cooks.com but altered significantly.

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Where did time go?

22 Dec 15

Assalamu’alaikum. Today was a particularly “good” day — as defined by me. The kid is having his second very long nap of the day, mashaAllah, my routine just seemed to fit things in, and I managed to work on (and completed) multiple design tasks — I work with ProductiveMuslim — with, let’s say minimal screaming […]

Babyness’ birth story: Part 2

28 May 15

Continuation of Part 1… Written on the evening of Thursday, 12 March 2015 After lugging all our stuff, my husband decided that Mama should come over and spend the night with me. I myself could not envision going through labour alone, and though I was sad that my designated birth companion (my husband), the one […]

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 […]