Hello! *insert a jump, skip, an enthusiastic wave and a big grin* This is typically how I greet people after spotting them from a distance. I’ve missed writing these posts! I hope everyone’s doing well and that your Ramadan prep is going strong.
Today I wanted to share with you 5 things that made my week stand out:
1. “Dear Book Nerd” – I’ve recently taken the plunge into the world of podcasts! Contrary to popular misconception, I’m not an avid reader of book blogs
or anything book related actually and am very picky of the ones I choose to follow. This podcast doesn’t have anything to do with new releases, but its more so all the things that come with the territory of reading. I’m enjoying discovering new things and letting my eyes take a breather and instead use my ears to listen to interesting conversations. Podcast recommendations will be appreciated, please and thank you.
2. Social media detox – I have been browsing my apps much less lately, and although this is purely circumstantial, it is so refreshing. I never realised a) how much I tend to pick up my phone until I stopped and b) how awesome it can feel to be disconnected.
3. Skits – If I ever just want to laugh and take my mind off something, I watch a couple of Adam Saleh’s skits where he enacts his mother who doesn’t come on camera. I love a good Arab impersonation – and little children!
4. My side table situation – I’ve had a bunch of old + recent bookish purchases that have formed an organised chaos on my side table. I’m super glad to finally have all 3 Khaled Hosseini novels and can’t wait to cry over A Thousand Splendid Suns. I’ve not been able to read lately but looking at books just warms my heart in general. My brother got the Hunger Games trilogy (we’re late to the party just like all desis) and I’m unsure if I should read it? Is the plot genuinely engaging? I’ve never really understood the hype. I haven’t watched the movies either, but have gone through enough rave reviews and Jennifer Lawrence’s poker face expressions’ to not want anything to do with these books. But perhaps the time is now?
5. Mangoes – My sister is the happiest about mango season. I like how it usually coincides with Ramadan – our iftars are much sweeter. Ironically, I’m not a fan of the fruit, but I absolutely love a good mango milkshake.
Psst! Before your chai gets cold, I’d love it if you headed on over to the lovely F’s blog where I wrote a guest post with general guidelines on a hijabi’s summer wardrobe so you don’t die in the heat. You’re welcome. 😀
Have a happy weekend.