Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oh, the memories..

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Three weeks of YLP is over, and since then I’ve been to Naifaru to visit my granny and family there ass well. I am having one of the best holidays of my life. :)
I miss Happy and Hisham the most. Then I miss Jinn.
I miss how Zahi always calls me early in the morning, and I miss calling dibs on the toilets.
I miss having toast breakfast with Happy, Jinn, Muhey and Zahi way before everyone comes to the staff restaurant and then playing foosball with them afterwards.
I miss the lovely people who are so fun to hang out with.
I miss the sessions, which were inspirational though some were a bit boring.
I miss the conference room and getting mails on the mailbox.
I miss three three idiots! We always stargazed and were awesome.
I miss how Happy and I always photo bombed whenever anyone’s taking pictures.
I miss Sal and Naafi who were inspirational and were supportive and very friendly.
I miss my roommates who would have fun doing yoga and dancing after the lights out.
I miss the birthday celebrations and how we always got the yummiest chocolate cake.
I miss Gatti and how he always teases me and annoyed me at the sessions.
I also miss the PT sessions, even though some of them were extremely tiring.
I miss Bandos! I miss the calm atmosphere, the blue skies and the pretty orchids.
I miss the food! OH MY! I miss the toasts and jam and honey in the mornings, the pasta, noodles, sandwich, and salads in the afternoons, the croissants (and always looking for the chocolate sauce in them), biscuits, tea cakes, pudding and chocolate mousse in the evenings and the SOUP in the nights! I also miss that red colored drink which I still don’t know what was, and how the chefs made pasta with mushroom sauce for me, and omelets with the one egg.
I miss YLP. I miss everything about it. The good, the great and the best!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Youth Leadership Program

For those of you wondering where I am hiding behind these days, I am at Bandos Island Resort at the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), which is a fun program that produces a mock parliament at the end. Basically we learn loads about leadership, drugs, environment, issues in Maldives, and youth related things.
It has so far been packed with great sessions, visits to Supreme court, Police HQ, Dhoonidhoo, and a picnic. I was lucky enough to meet lots of inspiring people like Malik, Simad, our vice president, and various lawyers and people in the justice system.
Its not all about sessions and problem discussions, but the fun part is getting to know 40 different people from all over Maldives and becoming friends. Everyone is really friendly, and open minded and awesome. My roommates are beyond awesome. Seriously. We do all sorts of crazy things like dance around, do yoga, play Antakshari, have “Free Hug” days and be all girl power-ish!
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There are way too many inside jokes happening that I can hardly keep track. The staff here are nice, and the food. OH THE FOOD IS GREAT! I’m not even exaggerating a little bit here. Everyday, there are three meals and an evening tea. So far, I’ve had more soup than I’ve had in my entire life, and I’ve enjoyed every sip. Even the one where I put on sugar instead of salt. –___-
Yesterday, we went to Kudabandos for a picnic, and despite my phobia about death by drowning, I was able to have my first fight-on-shoulders. I don’t really know how it’s done but boy is that cool! Too bad I always end up in a draw because I’m way underweight compared to everyone else. >.< SO NOT MY FAULT. I GENUINELY LOVE AND EAT VEGETABLES. Even broccoli. People find that very hard to believe. SO hard that even when I’m eating a salad in front of them they still don’t believe it! After the picnic there was a session about Community based theatre by Kellie (most of you might remember him as my absolutely awesome British-accented co—host) , Jinad and Aima. It was so much fun. Then, we had our first debate about the Juvenile Justice Bill and I think it went OK. Then again, what I think usually turns out the opposite. The universe has a serious issue with me. Right now, I’m way too tired to spell check this, so sorry in advance. Well, not so advance now that you’ve read that all.
I’ll try to keep you up to date with what’s going on because this is the most happening thing now. Literally.
PS, I miss all of my friends at home, family, relatives, classmates, and Mh and Gigs and everyone else. Especially now that I am not feeling too well. I’ve got the common cold, and coughing and fever and everything.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh hi, hey there!

Sorry I have been totally MIA for the past week. Been extremely busy with the last presentations and reports. It went quite well, despite the too much procrastination and last minute work. I have also been watching way too much Warehouse 13 (TOTALLY DIG CLAUDIA AND TODD <3) and Pretty Little Liars and now Two and a Half Men especially the part in the theme song where Jake grows. Totally hils!
Also my house has been kinda ransacked twice by thieves. On broad daylight, while people were NOT sleeping! The first time, some guy took 4kgs of arecanuts. I know, lame even for a thief. People like him probably give a bad name to the profession. No one saw the crime take place, because it was probably well planned. Yesterday, some dude asked me whether the ranhadhaa place in the block (which is inside my house, kind of!) would be open, and I told him not, because it was Friday and they close the place. Apparently he went and took everything there. I felt so guilty as if it was because of me that he did it. But of course, I was just a little pawn in his game, or whatever. Its hard to live in your own home now let alone talk to people. I have to live in constant fear not to be mugged while eating! NOT COOL!
Exams start from tomorrow, and my life’s pretty stable now. Exciting things, too much drama (am I the only one whose life is not dramatic? SUCKS!) and lots of studying going on now.
Also some movies I watched in the past week;
  • Legally Blonde 2 – How can you NOT love Elle Woods? Of course I am completely in awe of movies with too much pink/shopping/romance in it! 4.5/5 – KEEPERS.
  • The Parent Trap – I totally love this movie. It reminds me how naïve and ambitious and good people can be and yes I am talking about Lindsey. She was SO talented! 4/5 – GOOD ONES.
  • 10 Things I Hate About You – I watched a series based on this, and it was kinda good too, but this was freaking amazing. TOTALLY loved Kat and Patrick of course. 4.5/5 – KEEPERS.
  • Monte Carlo – Despite Sel and Leighton starring in it, this just wasn’t’ my type. I know, that’s like saying Chocolate is not my type. ha, but of course there are certain kinds of chocolate I DO NOT like. >.< 2/5 – MEH.
  • Vampires Suck – How can Liam play such douche-bag-ish characters in this series? But he did play the sparkly vampire better than Rob himself, I guess. Some jokes were funny, other mediocre. But this is good for a one time watch. 2/5 – MEH.
  • The Girl Next Door – You know sex sells. I mean, I freaking study about this so I know, but was rather sad. I was mostly confused whether the girl was Sarah from Chuck. I spent most of the movie deciding whether she was or not. I still don’t know and I’m too lazy to Google. Anyone wanna help out? 3/5 – AVERAGE.
  • Arthur – Now this was fun. Russell Brand is my new favorite comedy actor. I loved his performance in this. Other than that, it was a nice story with a happy ending. Everything’s good. 3.5/5 – KINDA GOOD.
The exam schedule is pretty dull with three exams on three consecutive days, and 11 days of holidays for eid followed by the last exam, which is the easiest one. >.< WHO EVEN MAKES THESE THINGS?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inspirational Women: JK Rowling

She is one of my favorite people alive. Well, I don’t know her, but you know the whole fandom thing. Clearly, I am a huge Harry Potter freak so it must come as no surprise that I consider JK as one of my inspirations.
Harry Potter books are an important part of my life. I learned a thing or two them. Mostly about bravery, friendship, love and good grammar. Not to mention racism and creativity too. The whole cliché’ of standing up to your fears, good prevails over evil and snakes are bad for you, the whole package.
Anyhow, I think she is awesome. There was a time in my life when I wanted to write a novel. I still do but some other priorities are taking over now. >.< She still inspires me and whenever I read HP books, I feel like I am in a different world. Everything about the book makes me happy. Like that warm fuzzy feeling. You know, like love.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I should watch some really good movies

Because lately I have been watching some very weird ones. Like last week, despite the gazillion assignments and being busy with work I was still able to finish my Korean drama WHICH WAS AH-MAZING. LOVED SHIN-BI, WHO IS ADORABLE. Some funny things I learned

  1. When Koreans kiss, their lips DO NOT MOVE at all.
  2. Sarangi-ae means I Love You
  3. Koreans are overly dramatic
  4. Gurucche means True and also many other things

Well, now that its over, I have collected a few funny movies from Mush, and hopefully will watch them soon but I have a report and presentation due Monday so, my plans are subject to delay. >.<

Frankly I though Miss Congeniality was a teenage make-over movie but it was more of an adult make-over movie. I guess I was right a bit. I’m not exactly a huge fan of Sandra Bullock apart from her performance in The Proposal. But this movie survived my Ugh rating because it showed a beauty pageant and you all know I love anything which includes lots of sparkly dresses. =P I guess it was fun but I didn’t enjoy the movie much.

Rating: 2 (MEH)

This was one horrible waste of time. The styling was kinda bearable, but nothing else was. Sometime since the start, I was so bored that I had to fast forward to the end. I have never done that to any movie, not even to the crappy Hindi movies that I watch. So you can imagine how extremely disastrous this was for me. Never again. But I have to give props for the marketing team for that slogan, “See it or be it”. Must have worked back then!

Rating: 0.5 (DRAB)


Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was nice. Is it me or does Hrithik seem to be getting hotter and hotter? Totally loved the excitement and the adventures they had. The beauty of Spain along with the sad but kinda real storyline was a good mix, I think. I won’t spoil this because I think every guy/girl about to get married NEEDS to watch this.

Rating: 3.5 (KINDA GOOD)

I confess. I don’t generally enjoy animated movies unless it’s a fairytale or includes Barbie and Ken. Call me childish, but they are SO MUCH FUN, and have really shiny clothes. Yes, I‘m THAT superficial. Anyhow I kinda like this movie. Any movie where you save your mom, I’m gonna like it. Unless your mom is a villain or Mother Gothel. My favorite character was Ki. I recommend this to everyone. It’s a good family watch.

Rating: 3.5 (KINDA GOOD)

Anyone who knows me will know that I LOVE/ADORE/OBSESS over Jhonny Depp. True. But it definitely doesn’t help if the only reason I love a movie is because Jhonny isthe voice of the main character. I don’t like corpses. They scare me. Even when they are being all funky and dancing or wearing a glam wedding dress. NO CORPSES FOR ME PLEASE! *sigh* Still, Jhonny and Helena Bonham Carter being in this gives it such a higher rating. I’m totally biased!

Rating: 3.5 (KINDA GOOD)

That’s it folks!

Until next time, I have to sleep, attend classes finish the PM assignment and cry bucket loads over being unable to talk with Mh for so long. Sorry babe!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The working girl!

That’s right folks. I’m no longer unemployed! *whee* Well, I am part of this National Drug Survey which I think is nice. Then again, studying Research this semester makes me think research on any and everything is nice. >.<
Basically, I do lots of office work, including filing important stuff, calling important people and the best thing is, I get to wear shirts and stilettos all day long. YES. ALL FREAKING DAY LONG! This is the life! Also, I have one exam, two reports and two presentations in the next two weeks, which is not so much fun.
Talking about fun, our Marketing Management presentation was AWESOME. Really, and I’m not even exaggerating. I brought the twins to play around while we talked about how completely mind blowing our salon idea was. We decorated the stage with colorful balloons, a funky playhouse, and tons of toys. We made lots of colorful pinwheels to give to the audience, which ACTUALLY WORKED. haha. Also we had this awesome bubble blowing bottle and throughout the presentation the place was filled with little bubbles. It was the most happening thing ever. All thanks to my magnificent team, Lubu, China, Fishybunny, K, and Mush! You guys are the most funkiest people of all times. <3
Everyone actually outperformed. Well, at least they outperformed my expectations. Everything was grand and I LOVED IT! Later, we had boduberu and danced away.
What else? Oh well, too much keeps happening these days. I have been watching as much Korean drama’s as I can. They are super fun. Really. Even though I don’t understand a single word they say (THANKYOU SUBTITLES!), it’s so worth watching because of the overly dramatic people. Makes me remember FishyBunny who is so awesome and dramatic and magnificent and all that. I LOVE THAT GIRL!
What have you guys been upto?
And Hello to Darkie, we finally meet! ^^

Monday, October 10, 2011


Hey guys! I am back. Not that I’ve gone anywhere, but I know, I’ve been MIA. Believe me when I say that I’m so busy these days I don’t get to spend even an hour at home. YES. Something exciting is finally happening. Well, a lot of things, but more on that later.

Despite the busy schedules I watched three movies last week. –___- I know. Whatever. They were pretty sad anyway. Not in an emotional context though.

First I watched this movie called “Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale” which believe me has NOTHING related to Cinderella except for the happy ending. It was horrible. The acting was horrible. The movie ended within three days. The set looked like that of an adult movie. Bad dialogues. In fact, there was nothing good about it. I’m very patient when it comes to teenage movies, but this sucked BIG TIME. Also the fact that it ruined my favorite name (Elle) is a major downer! Look, even the poster looks a photo-shop gone wrong

Rating: 1.5 Stars (BLAH)

Revenge of the Bridesmaids was far better. I don’t know what’s with me and movies that show people planning to destroy others. Maybe I secretly like seeing people suffer. *shudder* Anyhow, weddings are one of my favorite topics, and the fact that the cast was fun didn’t hurt either. Also the bridesmaids were super cool, and that house is MAJOR AWESOME. Seriously. You should watch it, at least for love. =>

Rating: 4 Stars (GOOD ONES)

(I COULDN’T GET A PIC SORRY. MY W MODEM WAS BEING A BUNTING. Google it yourself. It’s not that awesome but kinda fuzzy.)

Bad Teacher. One Word. HILARIOUS. It was an eye opener. Kind of breaks all the rules that teachers set, eh. Cameron Diaz was awesome. I’ve been liking her work since My Sister’s Keeper and I think this one is pretty interesting. Her characters are becoming more versatile. Jason was his funky self and they made a crazy cool pair. I think every teacher should watch this just to find out the worst kind of teachers there could be. You could learn a thing or two from Elizabeth.

Rating: 2.5 (OK-ISH)

Well, that’s pretty much all. I’ve been watching too much Criminal Minds and Korean drama’s to watch any more movies. I hope life is going well for you guys, since mine’s pretty awesome right now.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Most of you might not know this, but David Archetula is my favorite singer/songwriter of all time. I guess in my list, he is at the top, with a close second to Taylor, followed by Miles and Rahul Vaidya. Yes I have weird taste in music. Just like I have weird taste in rats. I like rats which are fat, like Gus. I bet you didn't know that about me either. –__-
I did not watch American Idol but I did lots of Wikipedia reading about him. That counts for something right? I wouldn't normally do Wikipedia reading on just about anyone, so it should! Anyhow, my favorite song of all time is his song “Crush” which I could have sworn was written about me. But alas. At that point in my life that song was so true. I still love it, and I have been recommending it to anyone/anything that I can possibly recommend it to. I recommended it to Sparkles (my old rabbit), and maybe that’s why he ate my slippers. hmm. Interesting. Self note: DO NOT RECOMMEND SONGS TO ANIMALS THAT COULD EAT MY FOOTWEAR.
Then, last year I has this moment where his song “A Little Too Not Over You” made perfect sense to me, and I was obsessed with it. And his smile is amazing. I mean, how could you not love that? But then again, I’m a lousy fan. I haven’t even listened to all of his songs. Just three, and he’s my favorite. Gah.
Well, if it would make you feel any better, I’m planning to buy his album. I just have too much respect to this guy not to download his songs. Unless it costs like a gazillion. Then I may have to take other measures. I can assure you other measures does NOT include guns of any sort or rubber bands.
PS Three classes got cancelled this week and it’s only Monday. I sense a conspiracy plan. MUST SLEUTH!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Little groups, big people.

So, in my classmates sequel, let me tell you about the rest of my classmates. Since you already know my gang, the 15 of us who were classmates since the course started, I’ll go through with the rest of them.

Masthu – She’s this really nice person who has a great sense of humor and her voice is so calm and sophisticated. I love how she dresses as well. Very mature and classy!

Sharu – THE FUNNIEST PERSON, LIKE EVER! She reminds me of Zai, even though both of them have very different kind of personalities. She is so fun, she watches Korean drama's and she is amazing. Never a dull moment when she is around. I should have started being friendly with her even last sem. I guess I misjudged her. I have a feeling next year is going to be fun. Seriously, I LOVE this girl!

Jailam – I guess he’s funny in his own way. I really don’t know much about him.

Ayya – THIS GUY WEARS THE FUNKIES SHIRTS EVER. FLORAL and stuff. Very interesting. Last sem, M and I played few pranks on him, but apparently he didn’t like them. Serious much? I don’t know much about him either other than the fact that he probably haven’t watched “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. Not that I would assume he would have either.

Shimau – He’s funny, a bit immature but in a good way.  He doesn’t take himself too seriously which is nice. He probably think I get angry at even little things. I’m letting him think that for now.

Kalym – Exceptionally responsible, wearer of dramatic tees, and bright shirts.

Muna – Has a very sophisticated style. Funny and exceptionally nice.

Shiu – Sweet, and has her moments.

Yum – Really nice, funny and probably has the best and biggest collection of shoes in the class. I’m so jealous of her shoe collection. Has impeccable style too, and she is really smart as well.

Shazu – She’s no longer in our class, but last semester she was ith us, and she’s funny.

Nisha – Really nice and she’s very pretty.

Usama – Funny and has this lovely smile.

Hashiya – Funny and totally amazing. She drives. Any girl who drives a bike is VERY cool in my book.

Fai – She’s nice. Donno much about her either.

Sobbu – Has a really amazing style. Also has a lovely voice.

I guess that’s most of the students who joined our class last semester and hopefully will graduate with us in 2013. There are a few other who were in a few classes like Shazin, who is very mysterious, Shakee and Fasee, really studious and nice and funny people, and Mode who is an all around good guy.

There are a few more who joined us this semester, but they deserve a post of their own.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dear God.

Thank you for everything that you have blessed to me.

Thank you for keeping my parents healthy and my family prosper.

Thank you for giving me the strength to deal with everything, and thank you for all the things.

All the little and the big things.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is there such a thing as dream jobs?

‘ello blogosphere, missed me? I have been extremely busy and uninspired due to a lack of a Filofax/good organizer in my life. (not the busy-ness, the uninspired part). Yes, I believe that a Filofax would complete my life. I also believe that ice-cream solves breakups so my believes are rather bizarre. Also if you don’t know what a Filofax is, we need to reconsider our relationship. Clearly, I can’t live knowing that you don’t know the MOST AWESOME THING EVER. Really. And I’m not even lying.
Well, speaking of dream jobs, I have way too many things I want to be, and way too little time/resources. When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher. Then, around eighth grade, I wanted to be a brain surgeon cos I read somewhere that they are the hardest things to be. Clearly I was misinformed. Never believe anything you read in the eighth grade. Till my secondary years, I wanted to be an accountant, but after I finished O levels, I figured that despite how much I LOVE (and I really do!) accounting, it was not something I want to be doing for the rest of my life. The thought of being an accountant forever scared me. It scared me to the extent where I though I was the only one who had no idea what to do with her life and that I must be in a state of despression. Then I realized that all these years I have been immensely interested in fashion and that is something I could do forever without getting bored, thus started my infatuation with fashion designing.
But somewhere in between, I found a love for marketing and wanted to do it. I like the whole advertising/creative thinking part to it, and I just had this eureka moment where everything was so clear to me. I would do marketing, get a degree. Do a maters in something related, and then do a PHD. Then I would get another degree, preferably in fashion designing/merchandising.
That was my path after the A Levels. My master plan. But things are changing. I want to do a degree in teaching now (after my marketing one. I am NOT leaving this degree unfinished and go do something relatively minor and irrelevant. NOT THIS CHICK!) mostly because the younger me had always wanted to be one, and I am not going to disappoint her. I am considering whether I should do a degree in secondary teaching/English so I could move back to my island/my other island someday and teach kids/young adults. Or I should teach college/university for which I wouldn’t need a teaching degree (especially If I was teaching marketing/management subjects) and it would be a far less hassle and the pay would be better. But then again being a primary teacher means more gifts on teachers day interesting /challenging job.
Well, I have another year to think about this, but it always stays in the back of my mind. The future is kinda scary but I am far more ambitious to let it get in the way of my dreams. I guess having too many dreams is rather confusing. Being in Maldives, it leaves me with very few opportunities for interesting and enjoyable careers. But someday I would like to own a fashion house (be an entrepreneur! WOO HOO), start a charity for a cause that I REALLY wholeheartedly believe in, and publish a memoir! I would also like to  work in any of the UN divisions, preferably UNDP. It’s the only (yet!) place in Maldives I have ever WANTED to work since I was 14 years old!
On an unrelated note, KFLFL is over, and I hope we did good. I still have to compose a report of the findings and mail it to the company. More assignments and classes await me!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Be mine, will ya?

It’s been so long since I wrote about relationships eh. Not my cup of tea but that doesn’t mean I don’t like that cup. In fact, I collect cups. Mostly trophies, and mugs. *wink*
I don’t really know what to say. Being the overly dramatic person I am , I want to do the complete cliché in a relationship. The whole oing out on dates, calling each other annoying nicknames thing. It sounds fun.
Personally, I see people around me in relationships and some of them are extremely happy. Seeing K and how she got so excited about her anniversary made me feel like I was missing on so much. But on the other hand, people who are in relationship and completely dependent on the guy makes me want to punch the girl in the face. Honestly. Just because you now have boyfriend doesn’t mean that you have to always take him wherever you go especially if that wherever is an important work. The weird thing is how when in a relationship, some girls are like “the guy jahaahaa berakah nashaane” which is annoying and shows how insecure she is. I’m not preaching girls not to do what your boyfriend says. There has to be a limit to it. You are not his property (yet! not that I believe that even once married the girl becomes property of the guy. Of course being the wife she is to obey her husband. That doesn’t give him the right to treat her like dirt.) and you have to stick up for yourself sometimes. Fight for your rights, especially when the guy disses about you in front of his and your classmates. We don’t say anything to the guy because we don’t want to make you look bad.
I don’t understand at all. Maybe because I am new to this or because I have never fallen in love. I sincerely hope that a day where I would have to depend on a guy for EVERY LITTLE THING never comes. A guy should be able to embrace individuality in his girl. He shouldn’t force her to do things especially if it’s a bad thing. Relationships are not solely based on attraction, or lust, but trust and openness. Dissing about your girl in front of your bros doesn’t make you look cool. It makes you look like a douche. Anyone who doesn’t respect a girl doesn’t really deserve one. Whatever happened to the traditional nice guys? =/
Well, this is all my opinion, and you ofcourse don’t have to agree. It’s biased because of what I see around me. So before you go all anti-shaha, just letting you know.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Misunderstood ads and tragedies.

This week has been a busy week. Yes people. My life has finally taken the busy turn. I hardly have any time (and if I even have them, I spend it watching too much Criminal Minds. Did I tell you how obsessed I am about Spencer Reid/Matthew Gray Gubler? HE’S THE BOMB!). Lets see.

Tuesday, we on our KFLFL project, had our very first focus group in FMC and it went better than we could imagine. Honest. Now I feel like I should be a researcher instead. =] Despite the obstacle in the form of university guards ( Don’t ask. I think they have something against me, personally. But then again, I think everyone has something against me. It makes living all that mush exciting. You should try that too.) and running out of time, but we had so much fun playing miming and stuff. Getting people to come to these events are hard, even with free food. –__-  Next day was full of classes and boring things. Nothing too exciting. Then Thursday came. First we were supposed to share our fav ad with the class. Me being an ad junkie (when I used to watch Hindi series, I would watch ads and then change channels when the drama came. I am THAT drawn to those stuff) I went through most of my fav ads and decided to go with the Conan ad for AmEx, thinking that people would get it cos well, it’s simple and very interesting. But sadly, none of them seemed to understand the jokes Conan put, which was REALLY HILARIOUS. Now I am forced to believe that my classmates must be aliens. Or they didn’t get the ad because I got it in the best quality and so it was too high resolution for FMC PC’s to play and got stuck every two seconds. NOT FUN! Here’s the ad for those interested. I think it’s one of the best ads of the year, and hope it wins the Emmy Award this time!

Yesterday, like every other Maldivian, I woke up to the sad and tragic news of the death of four of our young students and the principal of Hiriya School. It was a moment of sadness for the whole country. May Allah bless the souls of these five people. The principal was brave and a true Maldivian hero who died trying to save his students. We all need people like him to be our leaders. People who not only talk the talk, but are willing to walk the walk as well. At times like these, I am proud that we Maldivians forget out differences and unite as a whole to mourn the huge loss.

In the evening, I was to attend the twins birthday, which was fun spending time with cousins. They are so hilarious and never a dull moment when they are around. Today, I am planning another KFLFL thing, and then a family photo session is in the works. For now, I am listening to very hyper Hindi songs burning my mint oil which has a lovely aroma.

How was your week people?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011



Ever since I started to actually listen to English songs (which is circa 2008, right before joining HFM, YES I WAS LEVING UNDER A ROCK ALL THAT TIME, a rock that played bollywood songs though.), I have been a fan of Taylor Swift. Her music speaks to me (and most of her teenage fans-__-), and sometimes I feel like the song was written about me. You know how it goes. When you hear a song that just perfectly fits your life. But of course my life’s not all about guys who should belong with me or fights at two thirty a.m.

I believe Taylor herself is a nice role model (despite her many failed relationships). I of course don’t know much about her, but I heard sometime ago that she bought an expensive house and gifted it to her parents. Now that’s the kind of daughter I want to be!

I have listened to various of her songs, but my favorite is Mean. I love it because it is a reminder to always dream big and never let other people drag you down. Someday I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me, and all you’re ever gonna be is mean. The lyrics are so applicable to anyone with a passionate dream. I myself have been criticized several times by people even closest to me, about having big dreams and I’ve hardly let them get to me. My second favorite is A Place in this world. The first time I hear it, I was like OFCOURSE IT’S ABOUT ME. It’s about the strong girls, who of course are trying to find their place in this big scary world. I'll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on! When something bothers me too much, I tell myself this. It works, most of the times. My next favorite is Picture to Burn. I love how she brings all her rage together, and is calm but confident. This is a really good breakup song. Honest. There’s no time for tears, as I’m sitting here planning my revenge. There’s nothing stopping me from going out with all of your best friends. I love this line.

Some honorable mentions

Teardrops on my guitar – She better hold him tight give him all the love.

Mine – You made a rebel of careless man’s careful daughter, you are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

You Belong With Me – I'm in my room, listening to the kind of music she doesn’t like.

Today Was a Fairytale – Can you feel that magic in the air?

Change – and we’ll sing hallelujah!

Forever and Always – It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone.

She is extremely nice to her fans and I so so want to try her fragrance Wonderstruck. I love how nice and shocked she seems every time she wins an award and how she always wears her signature white dresses in videos and sparkly gowns to ceremonies. I love her songs, and hope that she stays clean and nice, unlike some other stars. Yes, Lindsay and Miley I am talking about you!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Opportunity cost, Y U NO FUN?

I hate opportunity cost. In fact, I used to love Economics until this came up. Wait, I never really loved economics. Let’s say I kinda had a crush on it, which lasted until the second term in grade eight! We had a love hate relationship till end of 2006, and we broke up. Then somewhere in the middle of 2007, we got back together (I don’t really regret this move, but there have been better moves in my life) and our relationship saw the saddest days. We had so complicated problems and it felt cheated cos I was giving too much attention to math! drama queen! –__- Well, we broke it off again mid 2009 only to get back after six months. I finally decided it was time I ended this relationship because it was hurting both of us, and we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways by the end of last year. I know, it sounds melodramatic, huh. But I wish our relationship was that fun. It consisted of lots of curves though.
I wasn’t actually gonna tell you guys about this, but since we’re on the topic I hate Economics. Hate is a big word which I tend to misuse a lot, but I mean it here. What I meant to say through all that mumble jumble of nonsense is that I spend a lot. WHOA. You did NOT get that, right?? No kidding. Well, I have this problem with buyer’s remorse. It’s this fancy business term for the kind of guilt you feel after buying something, usually something expensive or something you won’t use.
I keep promising myself that I will not buy stuff that I don’t need (which is why I made a very complicated budget which probably looks way longer than it should and stuff but it didn’t help much) but I ended up doing so. The last few days have been going so good now I feel like I’m back where I started. It’s not even been two days. *sigh*
Whatever. I don’t care. I’m gonna pretend that nothing happened and just carry on. Until I finally can’t get over this and start screaming in class. I never do that except this one time I was so lost in something that I screamed FroYo. I was so disappointed later, NOT because I screamed but because no one, including my teacher Mr. S seemed to know what it was. MY LIFE WAS OVER FROM THAT MOMENT ON. NOT REALLY. JUST KIDDING.WHATEVER.IM GONNA WRITE IN CAPS BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE YELLING AT DAHLIA. NO SHE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING. IM JUST UPSET. THAT’S ENOUGH.
I hope you’d still be here. I promise, tis phase will be gone soon. I hope.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Reviews

I used to be an avid reader. I remember one day when I was only ten years old, having woken up at dawn to study for exam, I was reading a story when mom woke up. Several nights were spent reading books under the duvet thinking my mom didn’t know I was reading, but she knew. Moms, huh?

Lately, I’ve been pretty distant from books, mostly due to Internet, and movies along with busy schedules, but I have set a goal to read as many books within this year. So far, I was only able to read three. –__- NOT COOL!


I have always heard from lots of people (and by that I mean PINTEREST) that this was a great read, and yes it was. A classic and one of the best books I have read so far. I absolutely loved the way the story is told from the eyes of two children. There were topics noteworthy such as racism, religious beliefs, education systems and crime in those times.

Short Summary: Racism at the early 1900's seen by two young white children as their father seeks to give justice to a black man accused of a rape of a white girl. In the end, it all makes sense and the children are left to figure the cruelty and secrets of the adults in Maycomb County.

Rating: 4/5

Fav Character: Scout Finch. Being a girl and growing up in such a neighborhood, despite having a good family is a hard thing for her, but she showed courage throughout the book, standing up for what she believes. She empathies with Boo as well as gets well with the other characters. The way she describes her surroundings and the people within it is fascinating as well as memorable.


I have read this books once before, right when it came and I rad it again, to get ready to watch the last movie and cherish the end of an era filled with magic, joy and bravery. JK Rowling is one of the best authors of the modern times as her writing style has changed over the years as the children grew up, and her magical new world lets the readers go through the books and live in it. Yes, we all grew with the trio, feeling what they felt. The last part shows the most of emotions in a way that even the most stubborn person can identify with. Her writing mesmerizes people. Unlike most other book series, the answers to all the questions are given. Everything is crystal clear.

Short Summary: At last Harry, Hermione and Ron embark on a trip to find the remaining horcruxes where they find out about the hallows, learn about the past and battle in order to defeat the evil.

Rating: 5/5

Fav Character: This is a difficult question. I have so many favorite characters, but the most notable one is Hermione Granger. I have always seen her as a role model to girls young and old. In the very first book, she is seen as a proud person but someone who needs friends, and after the troll incident, Harry and Ron become friends with her. Once a friend, she is loyal to them throughout the series, she is not only book smart, but brave and stands up for her friends and loved ones. Coming from a muggle family, she endures lots of difficulties from the pure-bloods and deatheaters, but she is always shown as a courageous girl who fights for the good.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rebecca who?

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I admit, I was one of those people who watched the song Friday just to see how ridiculous it was. I know, I’m not exactly a saint, eh. Well, the lyrics were horrible, but I kinda liked her. I mean she was a bit different from the skinny YouTube types. I would know cos I watch these skinny YouTube types. I don’t know much about auto tune, so no argument there. But basically, Friday was not the best debut song but it actually opened door for her. The whole hate thing, much like YouTube turned celeb singer Justin Bieber whose haters made him famous and thus became a huge teen sensation, blah blah. Again I kinda dislike this guy too. I must sound like a complete cliché. Well, I like some of his songs and how he treats his fans, but his hair and “baby” is just few things I do NOT like.
Few weeks ago, when Rebecca announced on her twitter (I don’t follow her, I just go through LOTS of gossip sites because I apparently have too much free time on my hands due to the fact that I procrastinate too much on my assignments.) that her new song “My Moment” is out, and I checked it. Well, it was actually good. My music taste is not the most normal of things so you may disagree, but I really like it. The lyrics were catchy (in a good way, unlike her previous song. Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday is not something I want to keep playing in my mind all day!) and the music video was pretty nice. Apart from the harem pant adorned dancing group which must be due to my unlike-ness to harem pants. Anything that tries to bring too much attention into anyone’s crotch IS NOT GOOD, and should NOT BE WORN! It’s worse that fluorescent skinny pants and too much animal prints. Honestly.
So if you haven’t watched it already I would recommend you to watch it. You would either hate it and go on all “oh Rebecca black sings another song? The world is gonna end” phase or go “meh, next!” or you would fall in love with it and start listening to it for two weeks straight and also introduce it to your two year old sister who would then keep playing this song until you feel annoyed at yourself for introducing the song to her in the first place. That MAY OR MAY NOT be what happened to me.
On a not Rebecca Black related note, today we went to Hulhumale’ to do a mini research to get ready for tomorrow’s meeting for the KFLFL project and it was fun. Gigs’ BBQ was great as well. Anyone who knows me would know that I don’t do very good with food. By the end of appetizer, I was full. –___- Still, the whole experience was enjoyable and I loved it.
PS Wish me good luck for tomorrow’s meeting. I’m keeping my stilettos at the ready!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid is almost here.

I know I don’t have to remind you that. While most, and by most I mean my friend MH and other people who don’t matter as much are going back or already in their islands enjoying, I am stuck in Male’ doing my research project. Of course it’s no one but my fault. Being the queen of procrastination, I kept an important assignment and almost forgot about it, until Z pointed it out. *sigh* What would I ever do without that guy?  Probably a lot, but for now, I’m glad he’s in my class and actually asks about my assignments. No he’s not my dad. My dad usually asks me about taxi fees and whether I’ve run out of my Apple juice boxes. He bought me dozen juice boxes. Not little ones, like those 1 liter ones. Isn’t he such a sweetheart. Of course he knows how much I like Apple juice. I think I would kill for apple juice. Well, I’d kill apples. See, I’m funny and I like Apple juice.
Coming back to the most mediocre thing that is my life, after taking a week off from classes, mostly because I was misinformed (ARGH!), I’m back. I don’t think most people are too happy but I have so much to do that I don’t care about what most people think about me. Nevertheless, I have finally got about to doing the said research project which from now on will be referred to as “KFLFL”. No it is not a cool acronym for anything. I just came up with it ON MY OWN! (I’m copyrighting it, so don’t even think about it). So KFLFL is going good, having contacted with a business that was nice enough to let us do a research on them. I can’t tell any more details but hopefully, once I finish, I may be able to blog about the results, but of course only if the said business is fine with that.
Now that reminds me of how most Maldivian businesses are very vague and have SO MANY SECRETS that they won’t even tell their location.You know, cos it’s a business secret. Seriously? In other countries businesses run after bloggers, here we have to run after businesses. >.< I mean I’m not asking you to pay me or anything. Being a business student, I want to help the local businesses as much as I can of course.
Ramadan has been lovely and I has many great adventures making delicious food with mom and bonding over doughnut dough’s, and missing hfm. I hope next Ramadan would be even better.
Have a happy Eid!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why Study?

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The age old question. Why do we study? Is it because we have nothing better to do? Is it because other people expect us to? Is it because we want to?
I guess, it’s a bit of all. I mean, without studying, leaning we would be nothing than the state caveman were in. Now that I think about it cavemen are pretty cool. Or at least the Flinstones are. We also study because people expect us to, and there are several other reasons too. Oh why am I always over analyzing every little thing.
Actually, I was gonna write about the reasons to study higher education, after your normal schooling levels. For me, it was always about getting good grades because that way I feel like I know where I stand and my capabilities. Also, I always tell myself that If I get anything less than a DN, my parents would disown me. I donno how this rumor originated, but so far, it’s working pretty well. My parents have probably no idea I think they would disown me, and the less they know the better. –__- Remember, how I told you there’s no drama in my life that I make up stuff?
But then when I see people like F I feel like that’s why I should study. Not for the grades, not for the pleasure of knowing that I did well, and probably better than most people. F studies to learn. I know, it sounds like that’s why I study too. Sometimes I do, but only the things I find interesting. He gets good marks as well, because well you know how when you learn stuff, then you remember it, and write it in exam and blah blah. I mean you should be familiar with the way exams are by now. Or so I hope.
What surprises me most is the fact that while in class, and doing questions, and generally, most of my classmates are way smarter than me, and we usually get similar marks in assignments too. In fact, some of them score even higher than me (not that I’m the benchmark. OK. Whatever.), but when it comes to exams, why can’t they score the same. It’s a mystery alright and despite how many times I tell myself I am, I am NOT Nancy Drew. What is it about exams that makes them fret so much. Exams have been pretty much not so frightening to me, but still even I feel nervous at the last minute, and when I am at the exam hall. Despite how many exams you take, that nervousness seems to always exist. I guess, I would never find out the answer to the Why’s.
PS Apparently classes haven’t been cancelled. I’ve been informed otherwise. >.< No more befriending Psychic’s.
Currently Playing: The Medley from Mujse Dosti Karogi. I love almost all songs in this. Old Hindi songs ftw!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Celebrations and MORE Cancelled Classes

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That is the sum up of my life now. Honestly, classes get cancelled every day, and the funny thing is I only get to know it when I go to FMC ( and by that I mean, WALK ALL THE WAY!). I should befriend some new people who have the power to umm, let me know if classes are gonna cancelled. Finding a psychic could be hard work though, yet alone befriend one!
Last weekend I was at Himmafushi with family to visit and aunt who makes great lasagna, and so she’s been promoted from least favorite aunt to she-could-be-a-favorite aunt. Yes, I rank people solely based on their cooking skills. Sunday, we invited the said aunt to roadhavillun, and made a “fuppi jangiyaa” for V cos it was his birthday and he really likes underpants. Yesterday, Mom and I made loads of food for roadhavillun cos we invited out neighbors to roadhavillun and had one giant bash outside. It was filled with laughter, mashuni modun from little A and lots of good food.
At night, V was invited to a surprise birthday bas where he was presented with the said underpants and he was shocked. The expression on his face was worth it. I also invited a bunch of people from FMC and few other friends and we played UNO like it was nobody's business. It all ended around 1 AM. That’s my idea of a great Monday.
Today, two more classes got cancelled, but luckily I knew of it before I got out of the house (Thanks to F, who I now think is a psychic. MUST FIND OUT SOON!).
Tell me if you’re life is more than just cancelled classes –__-
PS, Note to Adi, and other non-Dhivehi speaking readers; Roadhavillun means breaking fast, since it’s the fasting month. Fuppi Jangiyaa is a kind of old puffy underpants, and mashuni is a salad which consists of fish, lettuce leaves and condiments. ^^

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Gang

I’ve had various types of classmates ranging from the Jock to Nerd to downright mean. When you’re at school, don’t you feel like you belong with them, and they are gonna be your friends forever. But ah, they get other classmates and fall apart. But then again, you get new classmates too, unless you get a job in which case, GOOD LUCK. Cos you’re gonna need it.

I had a nice bunch of 14 classmates and last year I felt like we were gonna take over the world together. This year, not so much! Well, one reason is that 15 more students joined and then there were 30. This year, 10 more joined to make a ginormous 40 student class, a few of whose name I don’t even know. It’s such a weird thing you know, going into your own class and feeling like an outsider. *sigh*

Writing about all of them in one post would be lengthy and boring, so I’m gonna introduce my gang to you first, the 6 people in class who usually hangs out together a lot.


This is my VERY bad attempt at trying to draw them in paint. Yes, I still use paint. Photoshop what?

You all know N, one of my best-est friends in class, who is really fair and likes to wear formal shirts to class much to my dismay. (I believe that formal shirts should only we worn to office/presentations). A is my other best-est friend with whom I walk to and from FMC all the time. She is a bit quiet and loyal, a quality I adore in people. Girl M is one of the best people in class cos she reads HP and she can sew. She also loves Jhonny Depp and gets lots of my references. F is the smart guy who wears amazing shoes and watches Lie to Me. V is playboy whose sole purpose in life is to set people up. Guy M is the married guy who always buys us interval (yes, we still have interval as we are 9 year old kids at heart. You would see us all gulping our juice boxes and eating nutro biscuits on non fasting months).  That is my gang, or so was known an my gang. We hangout together a lot and I love them.

And who am I? I would stereotype me as the crazy weird one, or maybe the talkative one. Well, that’s all folks!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A to Z: The Sequel

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A is for Angry birds. I love angry birds merchandise. They are adorable without being too cheesy!
B is for Burrito. Sorrito. Russell Peters is amazing.
C is for Curve. The stupid curve. I hate it, but I think I’m getting over it now. It’s not just the curve, it’s the people who make the curve come true!
D is for Doing the 101 in 1001 challenge. I’m enjoying it. 
E is for Excellence.
F is for  FISH. My classmates would know what this means.
G is for Gigs. I think he’s the reader I know that have stuck with this blog for the longest time and he’s the best!
H is for High heels! People just can’t believe that I own nothing but heels and that I find walking in heels easier! I bet they also can’t believe that the earth is not flat anymore!!!
I is for If I Die Young. I love this song so much.
J is for Jar Of Hearts. I love this song as well.
K is for Kithnaa Beygaraar hey. LOL.
L is for Lemongrass. My cousins and I went there the other day for roadha villun and had so much fun.
M is for Mickie and Muntha. Together we are MMS, and we can’t be beaten.
N is for Nonns. She deserves a spot in this because she’s amazing. Mostly because she writes me letters.
O is for OMG. I think I say this way often than I should. Need to find a new catch phrase. –__-
P is for Pizza. This Ramadan, till now I've made five pizza’s. The guy I’m gonna marry is gonna have to eat pizza and chocolate cake for the rest of his life!
Q is for QR codes. I should make one for my blog, and put it in my address card. I love the concept!
R is for Rings and room tours. I have the smallest collection of rings, and the largest collection of YouTube room tours, it’s embarrassing.
S is for Stationary shopping. I’m obsessed with stationary. Specially simple, little notebooks and funky pens. 
T is for Treasure hunts in the library. It’s my turn and I have everything done, except when the library is open, I have classes. >.<
U is for UNO. I love playing it with my friends. We have so many different versions of rules. LOL
V is for Vocabulary. Mine seems to consist of amazing, love, Ron and Shut up. u_u
W is for White Collar, one of my favorite series now. Neal Caffrey is just amazing but I love Peter the most!
X is for X. I kind of like this letter, but hate most things associated with it.
Y is for Y U NO guy. He makes me want to go back to tumblr again. I love tumblr has it’s own thing going on, which is amazing.
Z is for Zombies.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspirational Woman: Mom

I can never ever write enough about her. Nor can I ever thank her enough for all the things she has done for me.

Both my parents are amazing people and I love them, but I feel rather ashamed that I’ve always been more of a Daddy’s girl, and never really got very close to mom. Despite that she’s always been there for me. All my birthdays, she makes me cakes and throws parties for me. She never lets me inside the kitchen, and hardly makes me do work. She keeps a close tab on me and my friends so as to never let me go in a wrong path.

I was a bit of an easy kid. Having to grow up with people two years older than me, I had no time to indulge in rebellious behavior, and hardly found a point for it, so I didn’t put much pressure on my parents. I knew how teenage life was even before I was one, and so I was able to go through it pretty nicely. I don’t regret not running after guys, not sneaking out, or not doing the thousands of things teenagers did. Instead, I gave other troubles to my parents, like volunteer to bake cakes, and stuff so my mom had to do them.

She and dad has always given me everything and more, before I even asked. I am very fortunate to have them, because I know that even when I mess up, they are here for me. I was spoiled at a young age, but I learned a lot of things through that phase. Dad and mom started giving me pocket money since I was seven so I was able to manage money from a younger age, and that is one thing that drew me to the business world. I like managing things.

They never pressured me to do anything. I was allowed to buy things I wanted and if I waste things, I am reminded of the wrongfulness in wasting. I was allowed to go out with friends (who, were all two or more years older than me. I have only two friends who are the same age as me, and that’s not such a bad thing.) and so I had no reason to go behind my parents back. I was allowed to do anything I pleased as long as it wasn’t illegal or prohibited in the religion. Dad and Mom shaped me to become the person I am today. Mom had to do most of the shaping because most of my pre-teen years were spent with her, and I’m glad for that. She thought me to participate in things, just to experience them, and that winning was nice, but nicer was to enjoy things. She thought me to pick friends carefully and to always be true to my principles. She was my mentor, she still is.

I love her despite how less I express it, and I am so very grateful to everything she has done and is doing for me and my siblings. Thank you god for giving me such a wonderful lovely mother. I couldn’t have asked for any better.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Of Presentations and Cancelled Classes


Classes got cancelled by the dozen this week, and replacement classes for replacement classes were cancelled too. What is this? Inception?

For those of you who follow me on twitter, sorry for bombarding your twitter feed with my whining over cancelled classes and how I have gazillion presentations. But it’s true you know. I never lie on twitter. Facebook however, is another story.

Finally I gave my presentation today, and it consisted of pictures of hot guys from TV series’ as metaphors and I’m not sure if people even got it. This is what happens. I try so hard and collect good pictures of lovely people so these classmates would have something interesting to look at while four other people also present the on the same topic for two hours, and never appreciate it. I should move to Turkey. I hear they appreciate hot guys there but my source is not completely believable.

A Random funny thing that happened this week. While Queen and I were coming to class, I saw the most hilarious incident happen. This old man was walking with a fish in a plastic bag and he was talking to someone about one feet away from him. Then suddenly this man points his hand (the one with the fish bag) to the person he was talking to, and an innocent by passer who just happened to have the worst timing ever got hit by the fish bag in the face. It was 9 30 in the morning. As if the incident wasn’t funny enough, Queen didn’t see it which was so hilarious since this happened just in front of us. Poor dude, getting hit in the face by a dead fish!

I’m having a good week and I’m pretty excited for the plans, except the exam tonight. I haven’t studied much, thanks to many hours spent playing uno and crying over the loss of my Barbie doll, Dahlia who seems to be missing. I found a single shoe in my bed. I sense nargles. Or it could have been the result of a teddy bear fight. You know, how the toys come alive at night and play games. I believe everything I hear on Toy Story.

Well, I hope you have a good time watching young singers in alienware making the old songs horrible-er and watching talented people make food on Rahathafaathu. I hope you would try some recipe’s too, and that it ends up one spice less.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Bollywood Tale

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Ever since I was young, I loved bollywood movies. So did every other Maldivian girl. Well, the ones I knew did. But my love for it is far beyond a cheesy teenage romance. Back in the day, I used to believe that people would randomly start singing and dancing to songs, that families always hated each other, and that my mom and dad would find someone for me to marry. None of those sings happened. All my childhood dreams are crushed.
I have a special love towards arranged marriages. Almost every girl I know hates them and thinks it’s too traditional, but I love them. Of course I am too lazy to find someone to marry and I would gladly leave the dirty work to the parents. >.< I even told mom one day and she was so surprised, as if I told her I was a ghost or that I failed an exam. She laughed and told me that she’s not going to find me someone to marry and that it’s my job. That must teach me something.
I love how in bollywood, there are fewer happy endings. Most endings are sad and emotional and makes me cry rivers! Hindi is a weird but kind of a romantic language, I think. But when it comes to romantics, Italians rule! I heard that from Russell Peters so it must be true. The sequins, costumes, the twisted storylines, the item songs and the sidekicks are just few things that I love about bollywood. At one point I was almost positive that I was an Indian and that my crib was changed to another’s. That must have been the result of watching too much bollywood movies and I wasn't even born in the hospital for cribs to get exchanged!
Seriously, how does Indians come up with such weird and dramatic things. All my friends have extremely dramatic lives and mine’s so dull the only drama I get is a random case of mismatched shoe syndrome. Why is it that my Bollywood hating friends get to enjoy the exciting and drama-filled life while I have a simple normal life. Kuch Kuch never happens here, and there’s no Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayega.
I should randomly burst into a song, and go cry in a field full of tulips. Or maybe I could run away with a random stanger to an uninhabited island. I’m too lazy to do them, so I’ll just go back to my boring old drama-less life.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


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I know I always talk about how girls who have brothers are lucky because you know how when you don’t have something, you consider people who have it lucky, especially if “it” is a human being. I consider myself very blessed to have not one but two sisters. I am also glad to be the eldest, since it gives me a power of authority over the siblings. You know how authority goes with me. I make them go fetch things from downstairs, bring me coffee, etc. Not too slave-type stuff. Just simple things, so don’t go calling Human Rights on me! >.<
But of course with sisters, comes annoyance. Sometimes these tiny people are so annoying it drives me crazy. They never make their beds, always messes with my things and breaks my hangers, they take my rings and put them on their dolls, eat up all my smarties and thinks everything I own is theirs. Despite this the fun times are worth all the irritating-ness.
Muntha and I usually have very different tastes, but we bond over Barbie movies, fashion, tea and books. I have been trying to get her to read Harry Potter, but no such luck yet. >.< She has this policy to not read/watch stuff that her classmates/anyone she know watches. I’m not sure what to make for it, but whatever works for her. She also won’t let me use her as a makeup model, which is sad since she has such flawless skin.u_u We have so much fun together quoting Phineas and Ferb lines. She and I can quote three of Phineas and Ferb episodes. Three whole episodes. I take great pride in that. That and the fact that I have the biggest collection of YouTube videos of people’s room tours. Wait, no ones collects them? I never got the memo!
Moving on, Mickie is just the funniest little girl I know. Yes, I only know three little girls, and so I’m biased. She loves messing up my make-up drawers, writing on my school books, deleting the songs I save, and drawing on my bedspread. She also can sing the first verse of Taylor Swift’s “Mean” and loves Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song”. She drinks more Coca Cola than I ever did in my pre-teen years and she is obsessed with shoes. I see, I’ve trained her well. But her calling Dad as Tinky Winky has NOTHING to do with me. Nothing. Zilch. Nada.
I can’t imagine what we would grow into, but I want us to always be there for each other. I can’t also imagine a life without them. Some of my favorite fictional sister include Ramona and Beezus, Hilary and her sister in The Perfect Man, and the sisters in Prada and Nada.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Who are you wearing?

Designer clothes. If I had any, I would wear them only on very special occasions and keep them forever. I would also sleep with them. Oops. I probably shouldn’t have said that. But it’s true. I sleep with all my possessions neatly scattered on my bed. I have CDO. That’s OCD, but the letters in the alphabetic order, like they should be.
But I wasn’t gonna talk about designer products,  (oh but it’s such a lovely topic to talk ain’t it? Specially over tea and scones. But I never seem to have tea and scones. I gotta get some tea drinking friends. Any volunteers? I would pay for the tea, but scones on you!) but how my style has evolved the past few years. I still wear ridiculous outfits (my mother said so, it must be true) and flamboyant stuff (as quoted by SMS) but I have always found the sophisticated style rather mesmerizing. I am not sure how it would suit me, but I plan to gradually change my style to more classic and sophisticated style, with bits of preppy clothes. Don’t worry, I am not planning to attend a private ivy league and play tennis. I don’t even know how to play tennis!
There’s just something very mature about the blazers, loafers and lots of pearls. It’s very ladylike and frolicsome. Did I ever tell you that one reason that I chose a business  field was so that I could wear stilettos to work, carry a suitcase, have people bring me coffee and croissants every morning, and say things like “I’ll make my people call your people”.YES, that was considered and probably one huge reason I chose commerce stream over science. But very few people believe that. >.<

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

If I Die Young

I was up awake till dawn the past two nights, one night browsing through the fashion week pictures and the other making a presentation and writing a report that I thought was due the next day but it wasn’t. I’m glad it wasn’t cos it would have been a very bad quality work if I turned it in the next day. I like being awake at night. I also like waking up early in the morning. Since we’re on the topic, I also like sleeping. >.< Opportunity cost, why? This is why I shouldn't have studied Economics cos now whenever something happens, I over analyze it.
Last night in class, we gave a presentation about obesity being a global issue and it went great. I’m actually very impressed with our work. I am reading this new book from the dummies collection about how to give successful presentations and it helped a lot. =)
Lately, I’ve been thinking too much. I need some spontaneity in life right now and I gotta stop thinking about everything too much. Ramadan is going great. I love helping around making food as much as I can (which is pretty much only once every week probably, thanks to my classes!) and reading books.
I also love playing treasure hunt with Mh, and he studies such interesting things it makes me feel like we study the same old boring things. But I love consumer behavior and marketing and most subjects I study too, but the ones he study sounds so so much more interesting than the ones I do, sometimes I feel like I should do an English degree after I finish this. =P
Tomorrow I have six hours of continuous classes. *sigh* Ramadan timetable is so much worse than the regular one.
PS, I’m currently loving this song “If I die young” by The Band Perry. It’s very mellow and nice, and a bit true at times.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fast and Furious

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Ramadan Mubarik to all Muslims. One day of fasting, and 29 more to go. Today was good. I enjoyed doing chores, feeling tired a bit, and coming up with my 101 in 1001 list!
Ramadan schedule is pretty packed with classes, assignments and other things. Being busy = the story of my life right now. I however feel good, despite having spent most of the day near the lap going through people’s life lists and getting excited about mine. =P
The sadness of people changing and the burden of all the assignments seem so far away now, but I know it’s so close. *sigh* I feel furious but I know I shouldn’t. People leave your life for reasons. If they wanted to stay, they would make the effort to. I’ve stopped caring about the people who don’t care. This month I’m gonna focus on me, and try to strengthen my faith, and hope.
So, about the 101 in 1001 list, check it out, and let’s see if I can do this. I’m trying a few things of it right now, about 9 of them. Little things, but doing them would make me feel a sense of accomplishment, and I just love crossing off things on to do lists – ha!
Have a lovely Ramadan readers.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Independence Day


I’m a mildly patriotic person. I say mildly because I sometimes have the tendency to love English more than my mother tongue. But when it comes to Maldives, I love most things about it. I love the history, the sandy beaches, the traditions (especially the eid celebrations) the cuisine, and the traditional dresses.

This year, is my favorite independence day so far. Two years back, I remember being in the independence day dance and it was going so well, until I lost all my belongings. BUMMER! Today was different. Since MNU were celebrating a “Minivan Haveeru”, some of my uni-mates and I were on the organizing team and we had fun blowing balloons, putting up streamers and stuff. By the afternoon, I remembered I had plans with G to go to the museum, which was by far the best thing that happened. I love museums, and this one trip was extra fun because G has something funny to say about every single thing there. We bumped into few familiar faces and the whole experience was lovely.

G, Sorry I had to come early, you know.

Anyhow, after that I was supposed to go host the MNU event with some other friends and it was fun. I love hosting stuff, *cough*hfm*cough* but I wanted to enjoy the time cheering and not hosting, so after one event, I let the other girl do all the talking, and she seemed to enjoy it, and she was pretty good, so I guess it’s a win win. FMC won in some stuff, but the best part was that we all were together and had fun.

Then G and his mates along with M and A went to have pizza and boy we had fun. These guys are amazing! We made Harry Potter references and everyone got it, which is something I love about this bunch of people.

Special shout out to Mh, who is so much fun-ner when you meet him for real. This was only the 3rd time we met, but it seems like I know you forever.  I wish that sometimes I were in your class. It sounds like my kinda thing. Kudos to making the saddest the brightest =P

Meanwhile, I hope you readers had a great day too.

Photo by Nattu on Flickr. Click the pic to go the site.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doin’ My Thing

Life has been pretty hectic lately. Apart from the gazillion assignments and battles with self, there’s the elections, the constant pressure to meet people’s expectations, the confusion and the drama.

It never seems to end. We are now following the Ramadan timetable, which itself is a very complicated one. People constantly keep asking me why I am like this, like that. Why can’t I be this/that. ARGH!

And don’t even get me started on my class. The 15 of us, whom I like to call “the originals” are also becoming so far apart, I don’t even know them anymore. A and I seem to be the only people who doesn't know what is going around. No one seems to tell us anything. It’s rather peculiar because we used to be so close. But of course people move on. Maybe I am the only one who seems to be unable to carry on.

Then there’s the other 30 classmates, most of whose name I still don’t know. –__- They seem to exist in perfect harmony.

Here I am, confused as always. Scared. I remember the start of the semester, I had such high hopes for myself. But right now it all seems so blurry. I can’t seem to see straight.Everything is a mess. I don’t like when things are a mess. I tell myself to follow my heart, but I am not sure what my heart says. I’m not sure if it even says anything.

Maybe everything is very simple and I being my usual self is complicating it in my mind.

Anyhow, enjoy the good old days before it passes away!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inspirational Women: Princess Diana

Ever since I remember, I always adored her. I was living back in Mom’s island when I was around 5 years f age and I had a copy of the newspaper from the day she died, along with the kind of supplements Haveeru used to do back then. I still have the 1992 (the year I was born ) Calendar featuring her, and whenever I go back to my old room, I’d spend hours just looking at the lovely pictures, re reading the newspaper and the supplement.
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It was rather peculiar. Everyone my age was obsessing over the Disney princesses. And there I was. I never knew her, but every time I looked at the calendar, even to this day, I feel sad, for the world lost a generous and kindhearted woman.
She is an example of a graceful person, who loved people genuinely. I remember, wanting to be like her when I grew up. I wanted to be strong like her, and I wanted to be sophisticated. Classy.
After the recent royal marriage, there has been lots of buzz going around how Kate is a lot like her. But even Kate doesn’t have that charm, that kind face. I never really cared for the royal family except Diana.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh, How I Love Busy Days.


I am hardly a busy person. In fact, I procrastinate a lot which means in the first few weeks I am all free, but this semester I’m trying to prioritize more so that I can have more quality work done, as quality is something I can’t afford to forgo!

So yesterday, all classes were cancelled, but I got a call to help a friend and it was actually fun. I learnt lots of interesting things and we had fun. Then, a cousin and I went to see the Ahmadhiyya game and half through it, I had to go another meeting, where we discussed some exciting games. I love hanging out with my cousins. They are so fun. Whenever we hangout something fun always happens, like this time my cousin N was wearing her jacket the wrong way so we had to go to a store’s fitting room and get her changed. We laughed all about it until we were running out of air!

Also my friend Mh and I are playing a very exciting treasure hunt game that involves learning new things, riddles, poetry, books and a library. I am afraid that’s all I can tell, but this is fantastic. I haven’t had this fun since my Ahmadhiyya days.

Today, I had a class and we talked about lots of plans that involves celebrities, music bands and a certain singer/songwriter and I have another lecture to attend as well as a meeting with my cousin’s teachers at Ahmadhiyya.

You can tell how much I love Ahmadhiyya. Apart from Ifthithaah, it was my favorite school that I attended.

I hope everyone’s enjoying these days.

Monday, July 18, 2011

When I doubt…

Just a few quotes that I find very inspiring to help me sort out a few personal things. I hope it helps you too.
  • Don’t keep late hours
  • Today is a new day
  • Remember, happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. – Roy Goodman
  • Unless it is mad passionate extraordinary love it is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love should not be one of them.
  • To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
  • Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer
  • Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.
  • Don’t be the girl that needs a man. Be the girl a man needs.
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  • A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate. – Steven Pressfield
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.
  • Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore
  • It’s our choices that show who we are truly, far more than our abilities. – Albus Dumbledore
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life.
  • Keep your heels, head and standards high.

I hope you’re having a great Monday.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tribute to Harry Potter Series


I remember the first time I read Harry Potter, borrowed from a friend. The first thing I loved about the book was not the magic, Hogwarts, nor the excitement of discovering a new world. I was more interested in the character’s personalities. For instance, I was obsessed about Hermione throughout the series. She stuck me as a role model because I could relate to her. She taught me valuable lessons and she has been part of my growing up, a happy part.

I am no hardcore fan, but I love the series. I can quote a few lines and stuff but more than anything I am always inspired by the complexity of the character’s and JK Rowling’s writing. I am glad to be part of the Harry Potter generation.

Some of my favorite characters apart from Hermione are Ron (of course!), Luna, Neville, Draco, Voldemort and Bellatrix. I love Ron mostly because he is the main humor source in the book series, and because of Rupert Grint. *swoon* Luna stuck me as someone like me and I loved how odd she was. She reminded me of, me! Neville was always one of my favorites because he is true to himself, and he stands up for things and mostly because things always happen to him, and he gets past his insecurities. I love how his character develops throughout the series.The main reason I love Draco is Tom Felton. Yes. I adore Tom. Also who doesn’t love a bad boy? Voldemort was one of those evil characters that you just love to hate, but for me he was an example of how anyone can want something to the extent they can harm themselves for it. He is one of the greatest characters, he has poise and he is dramatic. He reminds me of one of my favorite Shakespeare characters, Othello. He was a great leader but what he believed made him do things he regretted. Voldemort was quite like that. Bella is more of a complex character to me. She does everything in the name of family. She has this twisted logic to try to protect her family. She is someone who does everything, even the most horrible things because of her loyalty. I appreciate loyalty no matter what form it is.

The funny thing is I never like Harry, or Danielle. I am not sure why, maybe because he had everything, or because he was always the one. As for Snape, I never really cared for Snape until the Order of Phoenix. It was my dislike for James that made me like him. I never really cared for Dumbledore either, so him dying made no difference except the loss of a good character, and so I had no real reason to dislike Snape, except for him being a bully. But the last book, when Snape dies it was a moment of sadness. I cried all while reading The Prince’s Tale. I have heard of unrequited love, but his was a new level of it. My favorite romantic hero has been Ned from Nancy Drew (I know, a bit pathetic, but ND series were the love of my life), and in teen years it was a tie between Aditya (Jab We Met) and Demetrius (Midsummer Night’s Tale), but now it’s Snape.

Well, it’s a sad moment for one of the best works of recent times has come to and end, but the series will always live in our heart as long as those loyal to Harry and his friends remain. After all inside every one of us, there’s a little child waiting for her acceptance letter.

To Harry, Hermione and Ron. To everyone who has been with the series till the very end. To the end of an era that will be remembered.