January 2013

A Reflection On My Parents

January 28, 2013

Yesterday, the siblings and I hosted a surprise retirement party for my mom. She retired at the end of December after 27 years as a physical therapist at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose. The party was my little sister’s idea. We all thought it definitely was a huge deal and so we really wanted to […]

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A Glimpse Through 5 Broken Cameras

January 24, 2013

Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time with my sister’s kids – my nephew and two nieces. I even more than willingly fulfilled some duties as a khala/aunt and read a few books to my four year-old niece. One book I read was about an anthropomorphic tractor named Otis that helped save the […]

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These Aren’t the Halal Foods You Are Looking For

January 18, 2013

Many moons ago, there used to be this frozen cake that we would get from time to time from the freezer section at the grocery store. This chocolate fudge Pepperidge Farm cake was loved by the sibs and me. Alas, this story doesn’t have a happy ending. One day, I was looking at the ingredients […]

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The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

January 15, 2013

I used to watch The X-Files in the 90s. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too keen on the show in the beginning but my brother wanted to watch it and it was on after The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. so why not just leave the TV on? I soon got into the show and […]

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Hijabified Ramblings at the Coffee Shop

January 7, 2013

I was out for a walk during lunch today and, surprise, surprise, I ended up at the coffee shop. Actually, I was at one of my favorite coffee shops near work. They had been closed for a couple of weeks due to the holidays and so I kept my emotions in check as I got […]

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On Watching Zero Dark Thirty

January 6, 2013

I watched Zero Dark Thirty today. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Academy Award for directing the movie The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty depicts the CIA manhunt for Osama bin Laden over nearly a decade. When I first saw the trailer for Zero Dark Thirty in the theater a while ago, I thought […]

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