Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?
If this one is specifically about school, I am definitely done with it for around 5 years now (School here is for 10 years), but then I moved on to the college, which was a two years span, and those two years were the very best of my life. I had amazing friends, teachers and a very good college which was not only gave me amazing basics for my university students but also allowed me to gather the memories to last me life time. Even though our group of five friends is now busy pursuing their own careers, we had a great time and our college was no less than a school, which allowed us a two-year extension on the schooling and I really miss those days, but the best part is that even though I have been in the university now for the past two and a half-year, I don’t much miss the college or school due to the wonderful fellows I have. I really think that when we will part ways, things will be difficult and then might be the time for us to miss school, college and the university altogether, but in my opinion, as long as I am in the process of being educated as a student, I do not think that I will be missing any of my education institute because there will be something filling in on its space.
This is officially my hundredth post, I have been writing since 22 December 2011, so its been 20 months of my blogging. Even though it is a long time to complete a hundred posts, but I wasn’t a much active blogger initially and it took me almost a year to discover the daily post, so after starting on the daily prompts, my writing speed and skills both flourished. When I had done my seventy posts, I was sure that it’ll be a month and I will be done with my 100 posts, but it was not that easy, why, because, after that day, it took me more than 2 months to complete because of my work load, and other stuff. Even though I had not started my blog with a target of a 100 posts it feels great that I have managed it and I also feel shocked about some of the things which I have actually written myself. 😀
It has almost been a month since my last post, except for that special birthday one. Now this, yet again is a special post again because its an EID post. Here I am going to share a few very traditional parts of this celebrating festival of the Muslim Ummah. Even though Ramadan itself is a festive month for us, because of the fasts, iftar, sehar and all, EID is a celebrating occassion and a gift from Allah for fasting for one whole month without an interruption, and is celebrated at the beginning of the 10th Month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Enough introduction, I guess, I’d better move on to a reflection of its true colours.
1) It begins on the Chand Raat (The evening when the moon is sighted), Muslims all over start preparing for the next day after the announcement of the moon being sighted. Ladies all over gets their hands decorated with henna either at home or visit the stalls which are specially set up for henna prints for EID. Apart from it, they also buy bangles to match their EID dresses,
2) The next day, its Eid, which begins with men heading towards Mas’jid and offering their EID prayers, dressed in their best, on the other hand, ladies get ready, prepare sheer khurma(The special milk sweet prepared for EID), the lunch feast, and snacks for the guests.
3) After the EID Prayers, Its time for the Sheer khurma, and also for the relatives to visit each other. Infact, this is one time of the year when relatives and neighbours do not require to call each other before visiting.
4) The guests are served with a variety of snacks.
The guests visits continues for 2 days, with sweet meat as a gift for their hosts and continue exchange gifts as the Eid is a 3 day festivity and also that people have varying routines, such as those visiting are the hosts for the next two days.
In short, the EID is an amazing festival where all the Muslims, after the holy month of Ramadan celebrate in their different yet traditional manner, but being one united Muslim nation all the same.
So, EID MUBARAK to all the Muslims out there. 😀
P.S: All the pics in this post were exclusively taken on EID day at my place.
Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.
Even though me and my sister go through a fit of laughter once in a while, but the problem right now is that I am unable to think of any such event, what is coming in my mind is an event during the last classes of my last semester when one of my friend started describing a series of funny events which took place with her on her way back home, the best part were the corrections made continuously by the other two because the three of them went together, and I still laugh about it when I think of it. 🙂
Early bird, or night owl?
A true early bird I am, even though its 12.50 am, it’s also Saturday, so today is an exception. But apart from it, on the week days, I am the one everyone is fed up of because I want to sleep way too early. My siblings hate me for it, not because they don’t want me to sleep, but because when they enter the room, I do not even let them breathe (as they say it), actually I get disturbed easily. So, to cut the long story short, I am an early bird, who chirps all day round but retires in her nest at night quietly.
Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?
I’ve been through it often, and not just once. I often had the feeling that whatever is happening is not for the first time but for the second, and in some cases third time as well!! This happens due to a logical sceintific reason which can be read here. Anyways, I do not mind this feeling at all. It makes me feel I am re-living a part of my life, and luckily, it has always happened with things which I wouldn’t mind happening and horrible experiences haven’t been felt reapeted so far. So, as long as it doesn’t bother me, I do not mind it.. 😉
“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?
I am living happily, if it will be ever after or not, I do not know. but right now, I am in my best, Alhamdulillah, I am studying, I have the best teachers, yes I am lucky in the sense that all my teachers are very very good, this makes life really easy and those going through the worst of their school life might possibly be facing very bad teachers. Next to it, my parents and family, I do have a perfect one, my parents are highly supportive in every step I take, except perhaps when I am about to harm anyone or myself. The siblings I have got are also very nice not because they also behave properly with me but because they bicker, fight, laugh, learn and be nice to me all at once. In short I couldn’t have had a better life. I have all I can ask for and even things I haven’t asked for.. 😀