Wednesday, September 1, 2010


You know how it is. We've been through this before. (My Senior Year Through My Facebook Status Updates)
The good, the bad, the ugly, of my summer. If I lived 'down under', it would my winter.
But I don't. Ergo, it is my summer.

Plaintively obvious phrases aside...

 june, starting from june 26th, 2010
 My mom to my Dad: "You should eat celery! Or your weight (vait) will go up!" My dad: "You're the one eating up all my salary!" HAHA. MY DAD MADE A PUN. IN A LANGUAGE NOT NATIVE TO HIM. Applause? I think so! *applauds*
*fun fact: most 'liked' status of the summer.*

 Had an uber PERFECTO day with THE CLAN at Harrison Hot Springs! SUMMER 2010, YOU ARE LOOKING MIGHTY DELICIOUSO.

Manmeet Grewal's surprise farewell party = GIANT SUX-ESS. But now you tell me, Manmeeties, WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT YOU?!?! D': At least we got to share a bed [sleep with you] one final time. <3 :D

Today was certainly a phantasmagoric day! Traipsed around UBC, emulating newbie 8th graders (complete with, ahem, rather detailed sights at Wreck beach)...and then watched 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Bard on the Beach! TOTES HILARS.

july 2010
 Leaving the City of Parks to go to the City of Angels. (Read: leaving good 'ol Surrey to go to our second home, L.A.!) ho-lla. (I have a feeling i'mma meet a male named Alessandro on the plane. idk, I just have this feeling).

If I told you we met Asha Bhosle at the airport, I wouldn't be lying. If I told you the weather is actually desirable in L.A. (i.e. not BLAZING, STIFLING HOT), I wouldn't be lying either.

Best way to celebrate July 4th in Los Angelatos as Canadians? Drown out your cousins hollering of The Pledge of Allegiance with an equally loud (but more harmonious) rendition of the Canadian National Anthem. Heeheeheehee. ;)

Went for a jog [okay, brisk walk] in [kitten] heels. 'thas how we do it in l.a., trick.

Whoop! Six Flags Magic Mountain tomorrow! It's like signing up for a near-death experience. It's like buying your own coffin. It's like express-ordering your death certificate. Well, I can't wait!

Six Flags Magic Mountain afterparty at Disneyland? I mean, it's the only logical termination. (Also, sweating in a desert is serious/odorous business).

It is with great conviction with which I declare I want to write a contemporary science-fiction novel. Either Margaret Atwood is supremely inspirational or I am just very impressionable. (Oryx and Crake! <3 )

Ah! It's a Christmas miracle! It's raining here in Los Angeles! (It's still hot, though). Ah! There's even a rainbow! Ah! It's that gorgeous summer-y misty summer rain! This is proof nature is astonishing and gorgeousness-inducing.

Being "hit on" by homeless people? Check. Thanks downtown L.A.! Having a great time last night? Check. Thanks Muneera Shariff Gardezi + Sameer bhai + cuzz buzz!

Vintage shopping in Vancouver? Check. ( F Asin Frank, etc.) Vintage shopping in L.A.? Check, check, check! Next up...vintage shopping in Italy?! New York!? Greece?! Montreal!?(false hopes, you may presume, but HELL-OH--study-abroad programs, duh.)

I prayed duhr yesterday amidst snow-capped mountains and emerald green trees, with my feet dangling in Lake Pyramid, the wind tousling my hijab softly. It was nothing short of majestic.

Having a great time in L.A.? Check! Actually having a GOOD time on a FAMJAM roadtrip to ALBERTA? Check! Now to fill my August with days of yonder...

august 2010
 Almost wore a hot pink jumpsuit out in public today. But then I thought, it would be terribly selfish of me to distract others from the fireworks down in English Bay. ;)

I am so going to name my kid Blá. Like, who woudn't?!

Just got back from a bhangra aerobics class (we JOGGED to the arena!)! It was absolutely intense, yo! Now I'm on a quest to make a cherry smoothie--but I'll have to take out all the pitts by hand. Are you pitt-ying me? (ha!)

Teaching Dumb Sis how to cook (wanna know her level of expertise? She had a hard time deciphering garlic from ginger and started cutting with the knife AT THE OPPOSITE END). However, things are now proceeding well. OH MY GOD, BRB, THE SMOKE ALARM JUST WENT OFF!!!!!!...

URGENT Q, FB FRIENDS: is it appropriate to put my blog's url on my resume?!

RAMADAN MUBARAK [ALL] YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! As Suhaib Webb puts it, "Just spotted Shaytan getting dropped off at the county jail for his 30 day sentence!"

Whoo! Taraweeh'd it up tonight. The masjid was packed, we prayed on the balcony, underneath the stars. Yet again, nothing short of majestic.

Lying in the front lawn with The Sibs, underneath the stars, seeking out glimpses of the meteor shower. So freakin' serene! Best way to wait for sehri/suhoor, OH YES.

Note to self: don't read cooking blogs whilst fasting.

IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BEING SPOILED! Value Village's 50% off sale + F as in Frank's $10-fill-a-bag sale IN THE SAME WEEK!?!?!!?!?!?! Gah, I can't stop smiling: :D =] :) Well, here's to my fall wardrobe; cheers!

"And Islam is PERFECT. Muslims are NOT. Nor are ANY humans or their ideas or institutions or politics. Perfection is a quality of God alone."--Lupe Fiasco.

Facebook f[r]iends! NEED YOUR HELP, I DO. If I were to *hypothetically* be in charge of my own column for a newspaper, what do you see me writing about? Unserious repsonses need not comment. ;)

"It's not our fault lunar days move each year. I mean, what if Eid fell on Hiter's birthday. Then what? We get blamed for celebrating the Holocaust?"--Sabrina Enayatulla, on Eid possibly falling on the date of September 11th.

"Haha, my lecture hall is better than yours!" "OH, OUF, THERE'S the LSK-whatchamacallit building!" These are the cries of noob-ish UBC freshman today. This is only a, I wouldn't know from any personal

Excited for the future! Excited for the future! Excited for the future! Have I told you I'M EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE!? So many opportunities; I want to seize 'em all! insh'allah!

Forget Snookie from Jersey Bore, I like Sookie from Gilmore Girls! Ahhh, two hours of that show does not suffice. I could deal very nicely with a GG marathon. Going to go make a risotto-esque rice dish for sehri now...

Cheesiest islamic pickup line that made me el-oh-ell/snicker/snort/guffaw/giggle? "I need to break my fast. Can I have a date?"
I <3 MOONLIGHT. It is literally being painted onto my bedroom walls and furniture and floor. I AM SQUINTING because of its livid vividness. When I lay my head on my pillow and look EVER SO slightly to my left, I'm face-painted with moonlight.

Is OBNOXIOUSLY dipping my feet into as much as I can, at my future school iA!

A conversation between me and an international student at UBC: "I'm from Mauritius... do you know?" Me: "Yeah, I've heard of it. It's in Asia, right?" "No..." "Europe?" "No, it's in Africa." D'oh! UROOBA SOUNDING KNOWLEDGEABLE, SOPHISTICATED, AND GEOGRAPHICALLY-INCLINED: 0. UROOBA SOUNDING STUPID: 1.

"We freaking LOVE the green cardigan and my earrings are oh-so-awesome. Yu have shown me the light that is vintage. For that, I am eternally grateful. ♥"-- Ravina Binning. Converting mainstream shoppers to vintage ones, one skeptic at a time. ;)

 Goodness, I update quite a bit.


Anonymous said...

I loved this post! I stalk your blog regularly (not meaning to sound creepy or anything) and was really happy to see such a long update :)

Keeping a sort of diary with facebook status updates is an amazing idea - I've tried to keep a diary way too many times before giving up after like 3 days, so I may just give this a go instead...

Oh and btw i am seriously envious of this F as in Frank store as i live in England where it doesn't exist...

without meaning to sound patronising in any way: keep up the good work! and please keep on updating regularly :)

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

^^ that's such a nice comment! I WANT IT hahahah. But I totezzz agree with it!

ANYWAYS. Two things:
1) You would be a hilariously entertaining Facebook friend to stalk.
2) So did you end up putting your blog on your resume?! (PLEASE ACTUALLY ANSWER ME AS I ACTUALLY WANT TO KNOW.)


ZINAH said...

how lovely it is from you to share your summer with the readers! I enjoyed reading :)

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love and peace

RACHEL said...

just a bit? you THINK !?

AHAHAHAH ! i dont really update facebook statuses a lot D:

oh! and ARE YOU READY FOR UNI? have you started already?

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...


1. You stalk my blog regularly!? I couldn't be happier! :D Not creepy at all, lol!

2. Yeah, I can never stay committed to a dairy/journal...ergo, one on facebook (sort of) is MUCH more do-able!

3. YES. F as in Frank is pretty great! Their alley stores are supremely awesome! ANd you're from England?! Well 'allo there bloody brilliant mate!

4. OH THANK YOU, THANK YOU. one of the nicest comments ever, for sure! It's comments like yours that make me think this whole 'blogging' thing isn't a complete waste of time! And, I KNOW, I'm TERRIBLE at updating regularly--here's to hoping I get better at that! :D

Faboulista said...

Urooba! your sense of humous is just too funny!
u crack me up every time i read your posts!
and F as in Frank is too cool! love it!
hey we still havent gone vintage shopping! we have to make it a date!

Krystal said...

this roundup of FB statuses is so fun, and funny! you crack me up. also, i just got your comment on my cow funny :)

megan said...

LOL this is fantastic... I also live in Vancouver. Maybe I'll see you around!