Been Lucky All These Years…

November 15, 2010

This past weekend, I attended a fundraiser* put together by the Voice of Witness organization for their upcoming book on injustices after 9/11. The book will contain narratives of people in the U.S. who have had “issues” so to speak since 9/11. They are still looking for narratives to put in the book and that […]

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Turns Out You Can’t Trust Everyone

July 7, 2009

Last week, I was in a little car incident. I thought I didn’t have to worry about anything. It was most likely going to be 50-50 so I didn’t dwell on it too much, especially since there wasn’t a disagreement between the other lady and me on how things played out. However, it turned out […]

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Super Bowl Realizations

February 1, 2009

As I attended one Super Bowl party and then rushed off to another one during half time, I realized something: yeah, crowds can be fun and it’s good to be social now and then, but when it comes to the Super Bowl, I’d rather be able to actually sit somewhere and watch with a clear, […]

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My First Podcast!

May 11, 2008

I got my first Mac a while ago and it came with all this cool stuff, including Garageband. I always wanted to try it out so I figured I would create a podcast, which I finally did over this weekend. So here it is folks, my first podcast. Download Bushra’s First Podcast: The Effects of […]

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The Curse of Electronics

May 9, 2007

Yesterday, I was driving out of Emeryville when I saw a sign that I thought was picture worthy. I was at a red light so I got my camera out of my bag and turned it on. What I thought was the last picture filled up the screen. “Cool pic,” I thought to myself. “When […]

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The Day After. . .

April 30, 2007

I think the news about the gas truck explosion scared everyone. BART wasn’t that busy and, from what I’ve heard from coworkers, the roads were not too busy as well. I guess a lot of people did stay home or change their hours around to the non-busy times, as Caltrans recommended. I understand that a […]

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Activism on Campus – Palestinian Awareness Week

April 28, 2007

On Wednesday, April 25th, the students at San Jose State did something a bit different in honor of Palestinian Awareness Week. Instead of scheduling a lecture to explain how life for a Palestinian is, they showed it. Securing a section of campus, students from the club Students for Change staged a dramatization of a checkpoint, […]

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Ah, Bay Street

April 21, 2007

You have to give Emeryville some credit for trying to constantly improve itself. This used to be mostly an industrial place but has given away to businesses, such as Pixar, Chiron, etc. I believe Emeryville was the home of California’s first IKEA store (which I’ve never been to, funny enough, even though it’s only a […]

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It Just. . . Happened

April 19, 2007

I was disowned yesterday. I take heart that it wasn’t just me, but two of my friends as well. We didn’t mean to get disowned, it just happened. What started off as an email thread among friends about a recent Yahoo story about Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty escalated into something more, from Harry Potter, […]

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