Sunday, 1 September 2013

Chitchat: Eid, Summer, and Life in General~

Anneyong my lovelies! Hope you've all been well and you've enjoyed your summer (^__^) 
I thought I would post a little update since I haven't posted in a very long time~

Ever since Ramadan ended, I've been feeling a bit down and I just wasn't in the mood to blog as a result. When an honoured guest like that leaves, it's presence is missed greatly, because it's presence basically did take over my whole life. It's just one of those things. Eid was a little bittersweet because of how sad I was that Ramadan was over, and I didn't enjoy it as much as I should have. I'm looking forward to next years Ramadan already - I pray I live long enough to see it once again! >.<

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I hope everyone else's Ramadan and Eid went well though, and if you aren't muslim I hope your summer has gone well! Sitting here typing this, I'm already wrapped in a blanket and a hoodie, it's that cold up north! While I did enjoy the heat, I think autumn and winter will always have a special place in my heart; there's just nothing like being wrapped up in a massive coat and boots, sipping on some hot chocolate, speaking through a woolly scarf wrapped around half my face whilst waddling to lecture first thing in the morning. xD

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I think I've made the most of my summer this year, for once. I got work experience in various healthcare settings, went on trips to the seaside, to lakes, to parks. I applied and bagged a couple of volunteer jobs that were difficult to get, and spent a lot of time with my close friends and made many new ones.

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I went to a lot of weddings, and learnt more about my culture and religion. I've always been into my religion, Islam, but never so much into my Pakistani culture.

I like how everyone looks after each other not only in the Muslim community but my Pakistani community too, and how good hospitality is central to our culture as well as our religion, not just to our own people but to others too. :o)

tea coffee art costa photographyAnother thing I learnt how to do this summer is learn how to be alone, and not feel lonely. Being lonely is something every human fears deep down inside, and it's something I've struggled with for a long time.

I never liked doing anything by myself, I'd always want someone to be with me at all times and would only go out alone if I had no choice but to do so; I guess I just didn't like the company of my own thoughts.. of myself.

Lately though, I've actually begun to like being alone, doing things alone. I no longer feel shy or weird going out for a coffee or shopping on my own. It's times like these where I feel at peace and at ease, because I've realised that I can go at my own pace, I don't have to hurry or be afraid I'm holding someone up. The lesson I've learned from this is that being alone does not mean being lonely - sometimes all I need for company is me myself and I (^__^)

Beauty fashion lifestyle blogger pakistani brighton hijabiOh, and I actually managed to soaked up a lot of Vit D this summer too! Something I've been meaning to do for a long time, since I'm severely deficient and have been so for ages now.

This summer I only tanned on my hands and feet -_____- My face didn't feel like tanning so now I look very strange when I put my hands anywhere near my face haha!

Anyway, enough about what I have been doing. As much fun as it has been having nothing to do and going with the flow, I've already got loads of things planned for this year, and also the next! Let's pray that God is planning the same thing as I am, but if He isn't I'm sure He will have something even better than I could even dare to dream of planned instead, so I'm not too worried if my plans don't pan out. (^__^)

As for my blog, I'm definitely going to carry on with it. I might take breaks because ultimately, this is only a hobby and my degree and career is far more important to invest my time and effort in. But I will definitely still post as much as I can - in fact, I already have a few blog posts planned out, I just need to type them up :D

Goodness me, I've typed a whole load of waffle today haven't I? I just sat down and anything that came to mind spilled out. I hope I didn't bore you to tears and that you're not mad I haven't been posting for a while. (>.<) Mianhamnida (that's the formal way of saying I'm sorry in Korean ^.^), I will post more often now!

Anyhoo.. until next time, stay awesome my lovelies! ;D


  1. That's something that took me a while to learn, that being alone doesn't mean one is lonely. Have a nice week, lovely xx

  2. I like how you used Korean words so- johwahyo (not sure how to spell it!) :P

    Anyway! I was so sad that Ramadaan was over as well- whereas normally I would be unbelievably excited for eid this one was both happy and sad oddly. Inshallah we get to see next Ramadaan!
    And I totally agree with Coco- that being alone and lonely can be 2 different things- took me a while to learn that but now I love doing things by myself sometimes and 'me time' :D

    K that was too long- I'm done!

    1. Hahaha close - jo ah yo! Kamsamnidah ;D

      Nice to hear I wasn't alone in the feeling haha. In Shaa Allah we all will! ^^

      I'm glad other people feel the same way too. Being lonely is awful, it's good that we have learnt to be happy alone and in someone elses company!

      Haha no comment is too long, I love long comments! Thankyou :)) xx

  3. Inshallah you will be here to see Ramadan again, I miss it sooo much too!xo
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    1. In Shaa Allah, and you too! (^__^) xx

  4. Hello my friend. i have read whatever you said about skin and Lymecyline. i start taking it when Ramadan starts and in two weeks time my all acne were gone and i was so happy. So after Ramadan i didnt take it about 4 or 5 days for some reason and because of that my acne came back and after that it didnt go away at all even i feel like it gets a bit worse than before. i am still taking it since Ramadan except those five days until now but its not working at all. its weird :(