25 December 2013

10 things that Arab parents do

They're awesome but they can do some odd things at times..

1. They insist on wrapping the TV remote controls in cling film.  

2. They break an egg onto new things. This can be anything from a new washing machine to a laptop to a car. If it hasn't been smeared in a bit of raw egg, something bad will happen to it. 

3. If you miss a couple of your mum's calls, she'll convince herself that you're either dead, kidnapped or in a hospital bed somewhere. 

4. They will get offended when you correct their English and continue to use the wrong pronunciation, sometimes I think deliberately.. 

5. They will never let you go to sleepovers or school trips that last longer than a day. 

6. They think it's strange and foreign that someone would ever study anything unrelated to science. And if you do, you might as well not go to university. 

7. They're casually racist and see absolutely nothing wrong with it when you question them about it. Politically correct is not something in their vocabulary.

8. The men love loudly arguing over discussing politics and religion at any kind of get-together.

9. Arab mums make the best food ever. And you best make sure you remind them of this at every dinner.

10. They're about as likely to let you marry a non-Arab as they are to letting you buy a non-German car. Highly unlikely. 

Well, that's just my parents but I'm pretty sure a lot of Arab parents do these things too. Of course this is just a bit of fun - I love them very much :)

11 December 2013

This date combination won't happen again for another 90 years.

I have nothing to blog about right now, but I obviously have to post something on such a memorable day, so here's a pretty picture :D

...clearly I never got around to getting a life since my last 'exciting date combination' post back on 12/12/12.. 

08 December 2013

"And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend the earth, nor reach the mountains in height."

[Surat Al-Isra':37]

Random questions tag

Someone left this question tag in the comments section a couple of months ago. Better late than never..?

1. Would you rather be born a Muslim or covert and why? Born Muslim. Reverts sometimes have to deal with their families' not accepting them, and some leave Islam because they find it too intense starting everything at once without any support. I'd rather have Islam as part of my culture and upbringing. Besides, I think all born Muslims reach a point in their life when they have to either accept or reject the religion.  

2. Favourite book that is g-rated (suitable for young) The Harry Potter series.

3. If you won the lottery what would you do with it? Buy property. 

4. Most inspirational Muslimah you know. My mum! She's beautiful.

5. Number 1 thing you cannot leave home without. Keys?

6. Biggest problem faced as a Muslim teen. For me it was actually admitting that I'm a Muslim. That's kind of sad in hindsight.  

7. Coke or Pepsi? Cannot tell the difference. 

8. Chicken or beef? Chicken :P

9. Favourite ice cream flavour. Cookie dough.

10. Cooking or baking? Baking, mainly because I can't cook..

11. Perfect age for marriage (both girl and guy). This is different for everyone but for me it's always 5 years older than my age at any given time.. So 28?

12. Celebrity crush. Don't have one.

13. Christianity or Judaism. In which context..? If it's which one I prefer, they're both religions of Allah (swt) so I don't have a preference. 

14. What would you name your daughter? I'm not married so I haven't thought about baby names.. Plus I don't really want girls! 

15. What would you name your son? I love the name Harith.  

16. Colour that suits all skin tones. All colours suit all skin tones, it's finding the right shade that's important.

17. Your dream car. At the moment it's a hardtop Porsche Boxter. 

18. Characteristics your husband must have. Tall (over 5'9"), intellectual (IQ over 120), successful (over £35,000 PA), older (by 2-8 years), no previous extramarital relationships (0), prays (5 td). It would also be excellent if he does not have a Facebook page.

19. If you could change eye colour, hair colour and skin colour, what colours would you choose? I really like green eyes, but I wouldn't change anything else.

Hope you're all doing well :)