Wednesday, 30 July 2014

pechè popilè




"On most nights under the winter moon when we have made our camp, around us echo faint sounds of that other hidden world—the one of meadow and forest in the night. The melody of whip-poor-will, the cry of hunting owl, the scurrying rush of vole and chasing fox. This night, the land is empty. The silence is deep in stark and open heath. It is as if some great razor scraped the life from this sheet of white-edged vellum, leaving only blank."

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Exhales

Deep breath in, and out...

Wednesday 9th July 2014. It's been exactly 5 months 3 days since my last post. In theory it sounds like a really long time but boy has it sprinted past. My plan was to blog every chance I get to keep you updated but I failed miserably. Bottom line is, there was way too much happening too fast. The past months have been extremely overwhelming. From the new house, to Hajra's wedding and now the month of Ramadaan has come knocking on our door.
I guess all I can say  is that it's been a whirlwind of a year thus fur and I have come out smiling. The new house is snazzy, the wedding was breathtakingly beautiful (midst all the drama, tears and laughter!) and Ramdaan is now the cherry on the top bringing a sense of calm and peace to all the chaos.

I will be sure to blog more actively now that the dust has settled..

Ramadaan Mubarak to all the Muslims. May it be a spiritually uplifting and enlightening one. Go easy on the samoosas and haleem LOL and may you all be blessed...

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Ramadaan - 9th month of Islamic calender in which Muslims worldwide observe total and complete abstinence from food, water and worldly desires.

Samoosas - indian savoury made with a pur with various fillings usually in a triangular shape.

Haleem - indian dish similar to soup consumed with bread and/or naan.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Happy Post :)

Keep smiling for smiling is an act of charity...
Be happy, you owe it to yourself :)












Courtesy of Google Images <3

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Guess who's getting hitched??!!

Excitement galore! That should sum it up. Yep, the time has come for my crazy  sister Hajra to get married. To make some sense of it all let me tell you how it all went down...
Hajra is as crazy as wild as I am so I couldn't even begin to imagine her with someone. She's moody, hot tempered and loud as hell. So when she said she's bringing a guy home for us to meet it was shocking yet exciting. After meeting "the victim" (as I would affectionately like to think of him :p) late last year, fast forward to January this year when he comes home with his family. The supposedly meet and greet turned into a full blown affair resulting in an engagement. Just like that! And it was decided that 6 months later, in June, they were to be married. Talk about not beating around the bush. 

So as you can imagine in my mad household things are buzzing. Fights, tears, excitement and plenty of laughs, and it's only February! But time is of the essence. A wedding of such short notice needs careful and intricate planning which leaves very little room for mistakes and hiccups. I naturally have taken on the roll of "Event co-ordinater" leaving my creative juices to flow all over the place. Unfortunately time doesn't permit us to go through hundreds of themes and designs so I have already shortlisted a few options for the bride. I have become so involved in this planning that it almost feels like it's my own wedding!

Nevertheless, this is wonderful news and Hajra deserves the most beautiful wedding ever. With 4 months to go, plus the excitement of me buying  a new car (more on that next time), I, as everyone else in my family, are on a natural high. We have so much to look forward to this year and I can tell that there's so much more great things to come...

 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

All Hail 2014

Yes I can most certainly believe that it is 2014 already. How? Because the days are long, the nights are far too short, and no matter how loose or thin your clothing is it still sticks to you like gum under your shoe. And that's all fine by me. More than fine because I simply adore Summer. But what is bugging me about this year is that I can already feeling it owning me instead of me owning it.

Work has taken the sharpest curve up the steepest road this year. Now I love my job because I love architecture, but what do you do when the one thing you love the most is slowly turning into a nightmare. There are options of course, there always are. The problem is choosing is the right one.
I never quit and I don't know how to lose. For me that narrows my options down drastically. Basically, I stay, I fight and I conquer. That is my only option..

So that is how 2014 has started off for me. As a battle ( a winning one hopefully). Funny how life is always waiting to stir things up for you as if there you are sipping on your chaise lounger, saying "everything is so good right now" and then life, with this annoying smirk, comes along and says "lol oh now hold on a sec"... Well I suppose all I can say is, challenge accepted.

This year is already one up on me and I have major plans on changing that but in the mean time, best I be giving credit where it's due: All hail 2014...... for now*



Friday, 20 December 2013

Jumuah Mubarak

On this glorious day of Friday, the day of Jumah, I wish everyone a beautiful day. May all your needs be fulfilled and all your duas, supplications and prayers be answered. May you bask in the mercy of God and be guided by His light... Jumuah Mubarak..


Saturday, 14 December 2013

New Beginnings and Happy Endings

Whoa. So the last two months has been an absolute whirlwind. From a new job to my first car and then my birthday celebrations. I'm so glad to be on holiday and finally have the time to take it all in. I seriously haven't had the chance to process it all. And in all honesty, I'm glad and grateful for that. Work has been so hectic, stressful, exciting, challenging and most importantly, fulfilling. Not being able to sit back and take it all in simply means that I have been on a fast track to the success I had been craving this year..
Buying my first car was completely terrifying yet exciting. Making a decision to let go of hard earned money is never easy. Even though it was a second hand I couldn't help feeling a sense of pride in accomplishing such a major milestone at the age of 21 on my own. And now that Ford holds a special place in my heart..
That car has since then been to various destinations, far and near. The most memorable trip being to the outskirts of Hillcrest on a journey to find the best paintba arena. And boy was that a journey! Okay, so it wasn't as far as Jhb or something but nevertheless it was truly epic. My six friends and I had made the decision to go paintballing for my birthday. And we stuck to that decision regardless of the fact that Durban was a dreary, rainy sight last Saturday. None of us has regretted that decision. From falling in the mud to getting shot in the face, we couldn't have had anymore fun. The rest of the day was just amazing as we sat around the lunch table relating the tales of the paintball fights.. sigh...

Oh there is so much to tell but I guess that's the beauty of experiences, the memory it leaves. That feeling of nostalgia.. 2013 is coming to and end and I continue to sense greater things to come.. So here's to New Beginnings & Happy Endings....


A special and huge thank you to all my friends for always being there and making this year, as every other, a memorable one... ♥