Monday, July 26, 2010

Backity Back..

Oh wow, I really do ignore this place. I feel bad that over the last one year I have lost touch with myself. With work and facebook, who has time for blogs right? lol. I was reading this thing past few days ago, and I was so happy to see its and bits of my life recorded in here neatly, with pictures in some cases. I mean now, this one whole year (and more) that has passed away, I am going to have to close my eyes real tight and dig deep into my mind to recall memories, good and bad. Oh well.

Its been a year and two months since I started my job as a research assistant. It has been a wonderful experience so far, with warm supportive staff and super supervisors. I couldn't have asked for a better place to work at. Moving on to next update: health: I have gained a lot lot loottttt of weight since this past one year. I blame on the lack of activity and my horrendously slow thryoid. My blood work did show that my thyroid function was slow/less, compared to the normal average. I look at my old jeans and lets just say they stop before i even reach my thighs. Ugh. I must mention that I used to be 10 times more active when I was in Buffalo. I used to WALK to college, WALK to buy groceries, WALK to the laundry, etc. All that walking got cut down drastically. I mean as of now, I am taking guarana and green tea extract, I am getting a whole bout of energy in me upon taking these tabs but to no avail. I am not losing an inch. I stood on the weighing scale today, nothing. Gained more if anything. Its been two weeks since I cut down rice, carbs but to no results! I must thank god for my skin and hair behaving well though.

I have turned to almost 80% natural skin and hair products. Even to wash my hair, I have been using gram flour and limiting to shampoo once a week or only when theres like a special need for heat styling. Anywaaays, so thats all for now, a bit of boring update really.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Its been too long

Oh wow, I didn't realize it has been so long since I wrote in here. I was reading my previous entries, and I just saw how writing, even a few words, every day, really helps you reflect back and recall memories. So here I am, 4 months later. Lets see if I can reflect back on what happened these past four months.

March: This was when I had just got back from my trip to Dhaka and so I was just getting into the swing of things at work, slowly but surely.

April: Hanifa gives me vanilla beans her husband bought at Zanzibar. I obssess with the smell for days. Baba leaves for Dhaka to do some renovation work for our apartment.

May: I am taking it easy, semesters coming to an end. I go with Ma to Yeti (kind of interior) and spend the evening there. Love it there:) Took pictures of the fabulous scenery there.

June: Cyclone Phet hits Oman. Thanks to Allah, it wasn't as badly affected as during Cyclone Gonu. Ma works overnight shift the day of and I get upset but pray for her through the night. We made delicious no-bake orange cheesecake.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Too much salt

A few more days and I would have forgotten the address to my own blog! So how have you been world! I must say that now, I take back all those things I said about people not keeping their blogs up to date. If you are working and that too full time, these things start to get annoying (unless your work involves updating blogs and such). Okay, rambling apart, I have been good. Fat, but good. Will get to that in a bit. Work's been going well but I am still in holiday mood. Holiday from where you ask? Bangladesh. I was there for 3 weeks and what an enjoyable 3 weeks it was. I think, its us non-residential bangladeshis, who enjoy our homeland the most because we go there with no strings attached (as in to the humdrum of daily living there), we go shopping, go sight-seeing, picture-taking, belly-filling, etc. to our hearts content. So yes, Bangladesh was fun but now its back to work. I am a little backed up now since spring semester is in full swing but no worries, will get there soon. I have gained soooo much weight. Omg, today I met up with an old high-school friend for ice-cream (whadayaknow) and he goes like ' so you working too hard and not working-out at all'. I was soooo embarassed. I promised myself then (like every week) that from today, I will start my 'healthy' lifestyle routine. I even made a healthy chicken salad sandwich (using yogurt+apple cider vinegar as dressing for ma and me to take to work tomorrow. Healthy beginnings await. Okay, I will be back soon--night world

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A present from Hanifa

Sooo I have been totally missing in action forever. Work and lazing around has gotten the best of me. Hanifa had gone to the UK for a short trip during the Eid Holidays and she got me this cute snow-globe like candle. The scent is fig and spice ( I love seasonal candles!) and it holds one tea-light candle. Hanifa is one of those painfully thoughtful people. Its such a nice gesture--shes has much appreciatoin for old-world charm, hand-written letters and hand-embroidered handkerchiefs. That kind.

Friday, October 2, 2009

So M.I.A

I was just reading some of my older posts and realized that it's been a while since I actually wrote in-depth about my life. I think I am becoming more of an objective person with time. My life is so much different from when I used to be in Buffalo. But then again its the same in some ways too.For example, my activities are pretty much the same---I watch a lot of TV when I am free, I browse the web a lot and I am constantly getting up to brew some green tea. But its different because I live with my parents and my sister but I don't mind it so much. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and think I am back in Buffalo, on my always-cold futon mattress, with a sliver of a view of the snow-spackled window. Then I'll spend some minutes in bed (on weekends, of course), eyes closed, thinking of the streets, the food, the grocery stores of Buffalo. Some people might want to come beat me with a stick because I speak of Buffalo in such light. I know Buffalo has the reputation of being a ramshackle city. To me though, it has the reputation of being a homely, rather cold town with friendly people. I made some great friends while I was there and I know that some are friends for life (you know who you are!). Anyways, so thats my nostalgia portion for the night. Last week was the first week after ramadan and Eid so it was (still is) back to the regular schedule of 9-4. Work's been a bit hectic so I can't make time for much exercise and the pounds seem to be piling on. I need motivation to lose weight...I might be going to Bangladesh in December or January, so I might step up by game around then.

I've been eating a lot of chutneys lately. Mint or coriander are my favorites! I mix yogurt, garlic, fresh coriander, lemon juice, cumin powder, salt and pepper and eat it with some rice and beans. Its so zesty and fresh, I love it! Well, I better get going and make some teaaa :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What Dreams May Come...

Sooo, last night, I saw a dream. A real detailed one and I am going to write about it as much as I can remember. Before I begin, let me tell you that I watched parts of Wolverine: X-men Origins yesterday evening. I say that because I read somewhere that dreams we see are results of the thoughts of that particular day.

It is a bright sunny day. We are in front of a house getting ready to go somewhere. I and some other people are going in a car, a beat up buick type car and there's a blue Colemans lunch box packed with food. We are going to Sydney, Australia. I saw glimpses of some relatives. Then I fall in love with some random person whose face resembled Tom Hanks. We are sooo in love. Then, all of a sudden, all the people who were in the car including mr. tom hanks lookalike and me are in a japanese facility in Japan. The background is now ashen and sombre. Everyone looks naked...everyone has brusies and a scratches on their faces. We are all being biologically altered for future weaponry. I walk around, look at the lines of people, they are waiting for something, blank stares on their faces. I am then informed that everyone's memories has been erased. Until now I am not too sad because I am aware of everything around me and also that my memory is intact, in fact I am happy. Soon, in that line, I see my lover. He too is erased off his memory.I feel immense pain after seeing how blank he looked. I then go to get my memory erased too.

Then, I wake up because its time to go to someone's house for Eid lunch.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So I went to Aldo's on Tuesday and bought these earrings!!