February 2009

The Oscars!

February 22, 2009

First of all, I have to say that, while not flawless, this year’s Academy Awards broadcast was the most entertaining in years. Most of the people/movies expected to win, won and so maybe there weren’t many actual surprises but Hugh Jackman was a great host. The host of the Oscars doesn’t have to be a […]

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Blog Retrospective #2

February 21, 2009

I went through my old livejournal a couple of days ago and thought I would share a post from back when I was in NYC visiting my cousin: January 30, 2005 It started out simple enough. All I wanted to do was to take pictures from the window of my cousin’s apartment. I figured the […]

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Fulfilling My Comic Book Street Cred

February 19, 2009

I finally got around to reading Watchmen, a limited comic book series that came out in the 80s. I say finally because my brother bought it come years ago and I even had it on my own shelf for some months now. Accolades are written all over the edition we have and I have admit, […]

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Mind the Gap

February 17, 2009

I made my Monday trek to San Francisco last night to go to Arabic class with the usual last minute mad dash scramble to get the train I wanted before it left the Fremont station. A few stations later, I realized I forgot my umbrella in the car and hoped it wouldn’t be raining when […]

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Video Killed the Radio Star

February 16, 2009

So I volunteer for a media committee for the masjid in downtown San Jose and one of the guys on the committee produces shows from time to time. A few weeks ago, he wanted to get the Muslim perspective on the Obama presidency so he invited a few people and he planned to record them […]

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Blog Retrospective

February 14, 2009

I happened to be reading through my old livejournal journal today and came across something I wrote back when I was unemployed a few years ago. I made a list of things I wanted to do in my free time. So, here is what I wrote back on Wednesday February 23, 1995 in italics. My […]

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The Fallout of One Person’s Actions

February 13, 2009

So in my last post, I wrote about being worried that someone will judge all Muslims by something that I do. One’s actions and one’s religions do not go hand in hand but I know that I represent Islam to some so that’s why I’m aware of what it is I do. I’m reiterating the […]

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Ask Me Anything (I Might Not Know the Answer Though)

February 12, 2009

I had a realization a long time ago – that I could be the first Muslim that a person may come across. Maybe even the last. People may see the hijab and automatically figure out that I’m Muslim.Therefore, a person’s entire perception of Islam and Muslims could be influenced by me. That scares me. I’m […]

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Maybe I’m Just an Optimist

February 11, 2009

I was in a convenience store yesterday in the minutes before my Arabic class to get a caffeinated libation to help me wake up a bit. The owner, a dark haired, Middle-Eastern looking man with a gold cross around his neck, said hello when I walked in and I smiled a hello in return. As […]

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My Single-Serving Friends

February 10, 2009

For some reason, I was randomly thinking about my flight home from Pakistan back in 2007. I’m not quite sure why, but my thoughts turned to the people I talked to while making my way back to the States, my single-serving friends. On the flight from Karachi to San Francisco, I made 3 single-serving friends […]

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