Tuesday, August 30, 2011

عيدكم مبارك

وعساكم من العايدين السعيدين 
I know .. I should wait till after Eid prayers .. 
But i might not be around .. so .. Eid Mubarak :) 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Seeing flowers everywhere

السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 


Next month will be a busy month 
trying to get as many people as we can to participate in our project 
meeting the committee for finalizing an agreement to host the exhibition 
contacting entities for funding 

many things and many more that I may not have thought of .. 

But most importantly 
I'm seeing flowers everywhere :S 
I also remembered how crazy I got when I visited Japan last year 
I took many pictures of flowers .. 
and was so THRILLED .. to find Hydrangeas 
I love Hydrangeas 
and here's one I took 
and I'm working on making a quilled one 

I'm in love with hydrangeas 

Take care for now :) 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramadhan

السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 


its the first day of Ramadhan 
and its been 10 years or so 
and I still remember my late grandmother 
her daily phone calls 
scolding me for not eating properly 
or reminding me to eat 

one of the reasons I picked my cell phones number 
is that it was easy for her to dial 
and haven't changed it since then 

I keep glancing at the phone set or looking at the homes phone 
I smile .. thinking that she'll call again 
there she is .. she's going to repeat the same thing 
and in a second 
I remember that she's no longer there 

I miss her so much 
she's the reason .. I am .. what I am 
I miss all our old ladies 
who used to call me Auntie 

Shaikh Zayed 
also passed away in Ramadhan 
my life changed with his death 
I wanted him to be around
I wanted him to witness my strength 

But everything has a reason
and I will always have them all in my heart 

May God rest their souls 
and bestow his mercy upon us all 
and grant us to meet them in heaven 

Ameen