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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Houstan, Texas (2)

Since the zoo, we have been to a few places.
We went to Kemah yesterday, which was a small amusement park. My 14 year old cousin, (R), wasn't very eager seeing as he's seen and rode better so he doesn't care. But i had tons of fun, then I ended upmeating funnel cake with apples on top. It tasted great.
every ride affected my body differently, one spun a full circle, upside down and all, it was amazing. My legs were quiverring afterwards, then we rode the  thing that lifts you up then drops you down suddenly, and i was able to pull my whole arm and shoulder out of it, which was awful. But the drop was so sudden that I felt my thorax and abdomen compress. We headed to the roller coaster next. It was belt on wood, so it looked shady and unsafe and it had no loop, so we figured it will be lame, but the ride was so bumpy and fast that I felt my brain ratteling in my skull. It was really fun, but ever since I've had a bit of a headache. We rode on a ship after convincing (R) to ride, both cousins thought it was lame, but I thought it was fun just being on the ride. Man, they were such buzz kills though, i really hate people who are either bored on fun games, or too scared to get on them. That's why I plan to take future fiance to an amusement park, if he acts macho or like a chicken, I'm gonna be disappointed in his personality.

We went to Fadi's afterwards, which is an arabic resturaunt that has amazing food. All food I tasted tasted just like the authentic arabic home cooked meals I eat. It was great.
at night, we went to a standup comedy show for Ali Siddiq at Improv. He wasn't the funniest, but it was still a great experience.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Houstan, Texas

I really don't wanna write so I'll make this brief.
I'm visiting my aunt in Houstan and so my cousins Ro, Mo, and N. Only N is a girl and my aunt H.
Theyre all more or less friendly, the boys are a little self centered cause theyre only childs.

My trip was pretty bad, but it couldve been worse. I think what stressed me out the most was that people kept calling and messaging me.
Yesterday we went to NASA museum which the only fun part was playing the plane shooter stimulus which is so fun. We spun upside down and such and I was th0e pilot while N was the shooter.

Today we went to Houstan's zoo where we fed the girraffes, pet goats, cat, and looked at many animals peeing. We saw chimps pooping then eating their own poop. Most disgusting moment of the day. We ate dippy dots ice cream, and ate dinner at home. It was salmon with sweet potatoes and salad, tasted great.
best part was that when we played uno, I won twice, then when we played tarneeb, me and N won the sets and when we plays hand rami, I won from the first round, and we even okayed old maid and I won the first time. I drove Ro insane. We had the most fun playing tarneeb because Ro and I suck at the game, we made our partners absolutely insane.

inshalkah tomorrow will be fun too.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weeks went by

I'm watching an anime called Steins Gate now. I watched the first episode a few hours before my first final exam I think.

I'm still taking driving lessons. I have one tomorrow, and I think I'm improving slowly.

I miss my Japanese friend, I won't be seeing her ever again unless I go to Hokkaido, or she comes back here. She has given me a card right after I gave her one too. It was very sweet, as is she.

Revi visited today, we ate at my place and it turned out she was wearing similar snowmen earrings as the one I got for her. It's a bit awkward, but I suppose it was alright. She said she loved them, none the less, and decided to put them on. She told me North America didn't have the 99 comic she wanted to get me, it's a comic that includes many Muslims in it. She also won't tell me what she got me though, so I will find out tomorrow when she visits again.

I'm going to Houston on the 19th and I'm a little upset none of my online friends live near by..then again,  it's probably for the best.

I created another blog that falls under my original name. I decided to make it exclusively for anime and manga related posts. So, I basically copy pasted all of the posts I had on summaries and ratings of said animes and mangas I've read and watched and put them there.

moving disaster moments:
I cut myself twice today. First time was against the edge of the trash can's pedal while I was scrubbing the floor. Second time was when I was chopping onions. It feels so strange when the metal pierces through your muscle. you sorta feel the top layer of skin breaking beneath the blade's pressure. They both bled for just  a bit, both shallow cuts. Interestingly enough, this was my first time cutting myself with a knife. Though I've always seen it coming, so was tripping while running. Now all that's left is falling down the stairs and getting hit by a car!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

All Nighter

I pulled an all nighter today to work on my Psych paper. After I was done around 3 am, I notice that I included my cover page in my minimum requirement of ten pages! So, I had to write another page! I ended up sleeping at 6:00 am. Then I had to wake up at noon to volunteer at 1:00 pm.

Today's volunteer was really nice though, I escorted one patient back to her room and while I was there, she showed me some of her AWESOME teddy bears! She's one of the only patients I actually like, just because of the personality of her room and her smiling face. I often don't warm up to people quickly. We danced a little bit to her musical teddy bears, then when I told her I had to go back to the care group, she told me I'm so pretty, and so cute, and that my parents must be so proud of me. She then gave me a hug, repeated her previous statements then gave me another hug before telling me to say "hi" to my mother for her. She's ADORABLE, AUGH! I can't believe that woman is in her 90s! Like ....HOW?! I would love to be her by 90, I don't mind! She still got some hair, some teeth, both eyes, and she still uses a walker! Plus, her room is to die for!

I then noticed that my psych professor has already graded our tests AND papers. I submitted mine not 12 hours before he marked it, and our exam was yesterday, plus there's like 100 students. Oh, I know for SURE, he did not read my paper!

Ten pages of love! then I got 14/15 for it! AUGH! Oh well, at least I got an A- for that class and an A+ for the fish course. I hope I can do great in my next exams. I need to study better than this though. God I hope next semester is good.

On other news, someone unexpected gave me a call. Was really interesting as he has never called me outside of a group call before. I also tend to mumble a lot on my mic, so it's a little awkward with our mumbling, little topics to talk 'bout, and my silent demeanor. His crunching and slurping were what felt like broke the ice. His mic is hilarious.

DON'T do weed guys! seriously dangerous!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Enough Internet for Today

When you're browsing the net and you stumble upon this:

Dafuq did I just read?

You know you've had enough internet for one day. Literally had to space out for a few seconds to comprehend what I just read.

Seriously though,


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Someone in France is reading my blog.


I wonder if they like it.

Friday, November 28, 2014

My Sri Lanki friend told me that I'm a mixture of Zuko and Sokka.
I guess between my introverted behavior to study alone and non-talkative angst persona and between my sarcastic comments, witty jabs and being a "hazard to myself", I do see myself as a bit of both.

It's funny that those are my favorite characters from Avatar too!

Always amuses me what people think of me.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Amazon Delivery

Walking home, I see a box in front of my apartment door. I could not believe that the package I ordered was just left unattended in front of my door!!! How RUDE!

I ordered the 2015 MCAT prep books about a week ago, they costed like 157$ so it was a great deal, and it came so quickly too. 

2015 MCAT preparation books
It includes Biochemistry, Biology, Organic chemistry, General Chemistry, Physics, Behavioral sciences which are Psychology and Sociology, and something else, perhaps it is Verbal Reasoning.

It makes me wanna kick myself in the face for waiting for 2015 version when I could've taken the 2014 but chickened out. I had 4 months to study for it, but kept procrastinating it. I also had so much to study from that even when I did study, I got lost in all the materials and books.

These books are mine, and they're cute and organized. They're in colour, and they're new, and they look neat so that got me pumped to flip through the pages.

I don't feel that scared anymore. I can do it, can't I? I mean...I'm trying my best to do everything else.
God it would be so beautiful if I can muster the strength to get me a job that pays so well that I don't have to think about financial problems ever again.
I also really wanna foster a few children. Pull them out of whatever conditions they may be in. Heck, I don't even have to care about how much my husband would make, he can be a stay at home man for all I care. As long as he's a good supportive muslim, who is intelligent, kind, understands me, gives me my space, and is secure about himself and all that he is.

Would be perfect.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Driving with a Stranger

My sister found a guy on kijiji that only charges 20$ an hour or 35$ for two hours to help us practice our driving.
Aside from the 10 hour practice drive with the instructor we need to practice what we learned, and how can we do that without a car? The extra lessons cost 65$ an hour at rightlane, by the way, they suck! Don't bother with them! The instructors are friendly, but GOD the office lady named "lynne" is a bitch, so the service is awful.

Back to the subject!

The guy from kijiji was a bit odd, he texted us, asked for our nationalities, and was rough around the edges and rather blunt. In my experience, this is pretty typical Chinese behavior. I know it's generalized and stereotypical, but this is only my opinion. They're pretty straight forward people.

I didn't know what he looked like, as I was dealing with a complete stranger. I told him I wear a headscarf and glasses. He told me he's Chinese and wears glasses too. We decided on a meeting spot at my university, which he also goes to!
He texted me that he will be 5 minutes late, so while I was waiting and looking around I notice this Asian man barge in through the doors in an opened black trench coat, heaving. His hair was wet from the rain and his glasses were fogged up. I won't lie, he did look a bit frightening and I prayed it wouldn't be him, but we made eye contact, then he looked away, walked off and left through the same doors.

I kinda had a feeling it was him, and I texted him that I was there, and he replied that he was outside, to my dismay. I approached him and he seemed friendly when we talked, thank GOD! We walked to his car, and he asked if I wanted to start driving right now. I told him that I didn't feel comfortable doing so, I only took two courses/ hours of driving and that he should first evaluate me in a place that had less people and cars.

Seriously though, remind me again how I'm alive? This is the second time I get in a car with a complete stranger, my Sri Lanki friend is going to FLIP OUT at me, I can't wait to tell her.

So, he took me to Point Pleasant's parking. He's very chatty, very open, pretty friendly, yet a little over friendly seeing that it was my first time meeting him. He got me to turn in the park, then immediately leave it. Then I started driving on the road, then before I knew it I was surrounded by cars, practicing my turns at 4 way cross sections and traffic lights?!

An hour later, I was driving in the pouring rain at night. Even he pointed out that he never taught someone to drive in the dark before, and that he only taught one guy to drive in the rain, but never in the rain at night too!
It made me feel happy, like I accomplished something and earned his acknowledgment of my epic beginners driving....despite him occasionally screaming at me to "STOP STOP STOP", telling me to slow down, or that I'm a bit too close to this and that.
He's pretty leaned back, he even got me to drive myself back home. I also liked that he pointed out the names of the streets I was in, and asked me every once in a while "Do you know where you are?" At which I almost always replied with a "nope!" and sheepish grin. I seriously space out when I'm driving or when I'm outside my comfort zone. I completely dissociate in some sense that my body is doing its thing without my brain. It can be rather dangerous. I notice that I do this when I'm doing a presentation, or when I'm grading for karate, or when I'm under a spotlight, or apparently driving!

Anyways, the deal was 35, and even though I told him other people will charge 40 or 60, he told me since it's my first time, he will only ask for 30$
That's 15 and hour, I kinda feel bad. I asked a few times if he's sure, but he held his ground.
Maybe it's because he knows my sister and I will both be taking his lessons from now on, that he feels like he guaranteed himself at least 200$ just from us if not more.

I definitely recommend him. He's cheap, he's pretty good, he's not the best, but he would tell me where to stop, what I'm doing wrong and explain to me why I should and shouldn't be doing something.

You can find him in kijiji, I don't want to give out too much detail so I won't invade his privacy, however, if you're looking for extra practice hours and don't have a car, or a friend with a car then tell me and I will give you his contact information.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Angst thought

I hate how when I used to get sick, or get palpitations, or the dentist, it was usually overlooked, treated at home, postponed or dropped. However, when I'm no longer living with my parents, they tell me to keep following up with the cardiologist, go to the doctor when I'm sick, make appointments, checkups.

They've never been part of my life why should they start now? I know my body better than you do and I don't have time for this.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quote of the day: Night & Day

My sister looked at my swollen scraped knee today and told me. "I would've cried if I were you. Did you cry?"
"No," I said, " I laughed."

Tumble and Fall

Ashamed of self... I Ran across the cross walk before the light becomes red, my shoe laces tangled with the hooks of my other boot, tripped and fell in the street, ripped my pants and scraped my knee. I think I also dropped my dignity. The worst.

and I was so happy too since my fish midterm seemed to have gone so well.

then I felt like I was walking the walk of shame in the store as I was grocery shopping. I tied my jacket around my waist and covered my ripped pants with it. I felt like everyone was staring at me.

I went to karate tonight and I ran all the way to catch the bus, and he was still waiting at the bus station. then I knocked on the bus door and he looked at me, shrugged and left. My jaw dropped. so, I took the first bus I can and walked the rest of the way to school. it was so awful.

Karate was cool though, however, my knee is now swollen, bruised and sore.

moving disaster

Sunday, November 16, 2014

missing prayers

AUGH! I've been missing a prayer every other day. whether I can't wake up, can't remember, postpone it then forget, or was outside. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! this is the dumbest bullshit ever. I need to check my priorities, this is getting really frustrating.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Quote of the day: if I die young

My sister is talking to me about her new life insurance thing that she filed under my name.

her: I don't know how I'll feel if you die. I'll probably be in shock, like "what happened?"
me: umm... ?
her: but if I die, you'll get $50,000!
me:- face palmed and started laughing-
her: why are you laughing? -casually flips paper- this way you can pay for a second bachelor's.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Lost a follower...I'm back to two followers and I find this a bit depressing. Then again, I can't blame that person

Big Hero 6

We used the free tickets, drinks and popcorn and I watched the movie yesterday with Revi and my older sis. It was AWESOME. A bit sad though, it actually bummed me out from the start and I couldn't get over one character's death. It's disney after all, someone HAS to die!

I loved the characters though. I loved baymax, I loved Hiro, and the classmates and their personalities. I liked Tadachi. Jee, I hope I'm pronouncing their names right. I really liked the humor, I laughed out loud, and I can't believe they showed a kata from karate that I know of; basadai.

Great movie, worth the watch, it was waaay better than Frozen. The villain was a bit predictable, but I loved how everything else wasn't very cliche. did NOT like the sad parts!

I really hope they make it into an actual show the way they did for lilo and stitch and Tarzan. I would love to watch this as a series, or as a comic! It's that good!

Also my sister and I had breakfast at Cora's, we split our food so we won't be conflicted over eating something sweet or salty!

check out this awesome cosplay of Hiro!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hal-con 2014: Cosplays (draft)

I JUST got back from Halcon, and boy, oh boy, was it ever fun!

I'm a little pooped out at the moment, but there's so much to go through that I don't know where to begin!

Of course I cosplayed as noface from Spirited away, again, this is a GREAT cosplay idea for those Muslim gals out there who choose not to show their hair! (I'm not a fan of replacing the hijab with a wig). Also, for anyone who wants to really, specially if you're cheap or broke like me!
There are many other great ideas for hijabis to cosplay as and I could make a post about this later on.

I went with Revi and the lines at first were a bit frightening:

But it wasn't as awful as last year. I mean, once the con started we immediately went inside, sure the lines were long, but we moved in pretty quick. It might've taken us about 15 minutes to go in!

The cosplays were amazing, we went inside one of the panels for some star trek guy, I personally don't care enough to discuss it, but he was funny.

We pretty much took pictures of a bunch of people, and a LOT of people took pictures of me. A lot told me it was a great costume and when I tried giving a girl a gold piece, a guy from the background screams " DON'T TAKE IT! YOU'LL DIE IF YOU TAKE IT!" and I just grinned, because that was the reaction I was seeking. The girl became really hesitant, but after agreeing that I wont eat her, she took the gold. That was fun.

Photobombing the booths
We didn't get the chance to go downstairs to the gift shop, but we did go through the booths at the second floor in which I bought three Avatar bookmarks for 5$. I bought two Zukos and a Toph. I also had a guy take a picture of my cosplay for his site "secret east", but I have yet to actually find it there!

Zuko, Toph and Korra bookmarks
While walking through the place without my mask, I made eye-contact with a Kinpachi as I was admiring his costume and so, he nodded at me. That's when it dawned on me that, hey, wait a minute! I go to karate classes with this guy! I KNOW YOU! It was amazing. He then tagged along with us since he seemed to have lost his friends somewhere.

Kinpachi from Bleach
Also, looking at the booths a man immediately walks up to me from behind the table and pulls out his own noface mask! He asks me for a photo together and I comply, he also told me to email him the picture. I need to rummage through my cards and give it to him.

Double Nofaces!

Here are more pictures of booths and their merchandise:

Looking at Booths
Clock Hats

Hand made Elsa, little ninja, and TMNT dolls

Fairy Tail poster

Dragon Balls dolls

Captain Canuck booth

I don't remember the order of things, but we also went in a panel for equality among sexes and a sport anime panel in which I told them about REAL, a sport manga about wheelchair basketball that's more psychological than anything else. That it's still running, but it's the same author as the one who wrote Slam Dunk.

At the Sports' Panel
As you might know, prayer is the second pillar in Islam, and I would have to have missed two of them if I did not pray at the con. So, when I told Revi that I had to go pray, she told me she will accompany me, and as did Kinpachi. I thought that was sweet, but a bit troublesome. However, Revi asked one of the volunteers working there. I was embarrassed that Revi got the staff involved, I know it's not part of the majority's religion or way of life to pray during the day and such and I don't wanna impose my religious values on people by praying publicly. I know a lot of people don't feel comfortable with that, but she took me seriously. She asked if I needed to face any specific direction, and I told her that at this point it wouldn't matter ( I really had no idea which direction). She then took me where she thought would be an empty space, and it wasn't. Someone tried to talk to her, and she told him that she's "with someone right now". That sentence alone meant A LOT to me. She then took me to an unused hallway and asked me if it was fine with me, well, of course it is. I just don't want people staring at me. She then waited at the entrance of the hallway while talking to my two friends who refused to ditch me.
At another point I had to perform my second prayer, magrib prayer, and I thought I shouldn't bother her and ask, that I can just sneak in and sneak out. When I was done though, she came up to me and I thought "oh, man. she's gonna tell me to ask her permission next time", what she said was: "Next time when you want to pray, tell me so that I can keep and eye out for you so that no one would disturb you in your prayers."


I felt a bit shy, I told her not to worry about it because this one is the last one, and I thanked her a lot. She's so sweet, actually, I don't think I met one rude person at the con. I mean, you only get stared at with the mask on, and only then while smiling at you. 
I don't think I want to ever forget what this lady said or did to me.

There were also some free arcade and video games. Of course too many teens were playing smash bros and mario karts and some other violent games. I wish I can play mario Kart, but alas, broke and none of my friends have these games.
We ended up playing Pinball and Mortal Kombat instead. Also, Revi and Kinpachi played mrs. Pacman.

Pinball Machines 

Playing Mortal Kombat

We stood in line for Laser tag near the end, it was epic. We lost as a team, but myself and Revi were the only ones left in our team that hadn't died. It was a blast! So much fun, I wanna do it again, maybe with my sister next time!

While standing in line for the laser tag game, I spotted a group on Naruto Characters walking down the hall, I wanted to chase after them but alas, I was in line. Then a few feet behind them comes Sasuke out of no where, I was only able to see his back as he walked away from me and I squealed "Sasuke!" from behind my mask and extending my arm out towards him. The only one who heard me was Revi.

Then Again as I was leaving with Revi, I kept staring at the door, anticipating seeing him or the topless Fairy Tail character that I stared at for some time. I was indeed right, the moment I took my eyes off of the doorway and back, I caught a glimpse of Sasuke's back as he walked up the escalators. I chased after him for a photo, but got called back when my gloves fell out of my pocket. I picked them up and went after Sasuke, but I couldn't catch him in time as I assume he went inside the party occurring at night. Disappointed, I went back downstairs and then I saw the same party of Naruto characters. I took a picture of them, but found it quite ironic that I was Inu, Naruto, and Sakura were following a missing Sasuke. A Sasuke that kept using escape no jutsu on my butt! HMPH! Sasuke no baka.

Cosplay Pictures Taken:

Gaara Kazekage and Naruto Hokage Cosplays
Naruto Hokage Cosplay

Madara Cosplay

Naruto and Jiraya

Ciel Phantomhive and Loise from Black Butler

Cutest Hetalia Cosplay <3

Yuno Gasai Cosplay from Mirrai Nikki

Brave Cosplay

Best Wolverine Cosplay EVER

Wolverine and Cyclops from X-men +1

Realistic Tangled Cosplay

Tangled Cosplay with mother Gotham and No Face

Lost Waldo Cosplay

Goku Cosplay from DBz

Iron Man

Hatsune Miku


Link and Noface, giving out gold

Best Costume in all of Halcon, just because of the pose!

Earth Bender,

Kirito, Lucy, and No face cosplay

Star Wars
Natsu Cosplay from FairyTail

It's-a him! Mario!
Ivy and Harely Quinn
Deadpool and Spiderwoman

Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul Cosplay (female version)