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A Year in Review, Rafia-Style.

The thing about getting married on Christmas is: a) As a Muslim from North America, I finally have something to celebrate. No, my family never had a tree - and I am glad my parents held firmly to their faith. Although I ain't gonna lie, I was jealous of all those kiddies who got gifts… Continue reading A Year in Review, Rafia-Style.

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Call it a poem, call it a lazy attempt at a blog post, call it what you will.

Where does this desire - nay, compulsion - for constant renewal come from? Why do I have all this energy to start projects, but then lose interest after a few months or even days? Is this my fate, is it in my disposition to start this, start that, take on this, take on that -… Continue reading Call it a poem, call it a lazy attempt at a blog post, call it what you will.

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I’m finally the girl I used to wish I could be

It's been a rainy weekend. Rain, I know, is essential for living. Not just for you and for me, but for the cows... and I guess, for all the other non-cow beings in the world. But without rain, there would be no cows! And without cows, well, this blog would not exist and neither would… Continue reading I’m finally the girl I used to wish I could be