What I Wore: Eid Al Adha 2017

Hi lovelies x

Eid is now over and let me tell you, it was amazing.  You guys don’t understand how excited I get over Eid, it’s the best thing. Especially when you’re spending quality time with the family, because what’s better than that right? Here is an outfit post showing my outfits for the first two days only as I didn’t take any pictures on day three.

Day 1

On day one I wore the best abaya type thingy to the mosque for Eid prayer but I have no good picture of it. This picture is what I had on afterward when our whole family came together at our grandparents’ place. I was reaaaally feelin’ Dina Tokio kinda vibes in this picture.

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Day 2

On the second day, I made sure to take my camera with me when I went out and it was the best decision ever, because I ended up getting a bunch of amazing photographs out of it.

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Day 3

On day three, I couldn’t care less about what I wore or how I looked. I didn’t take any pictures on this day because we were having too much fun and I didn’t really feel like being on my phone. We had gone over to my grandparents’ and all we did was watch movies all day and tell ghost stories and basically just spend time together as a family.

So there you have it, that sums up what I wore on Eid. New posts coming soon, including three award tags which I’m so excited for. Stay on the look out guys.

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A Quick Update

Hello again.

So since I’ve been away for quite a while, I thought it would be nice of me to give you guys a little update on things. Firstly, Eid Mubarak to those of you celebrating! Secondly, if you follow me on social media, I had mentioned that I wouldn’t be posting very often for at least a month or so due to upcoming exams. These exams are honestly super important and so I need to put more time aside for studying. Once that’s over and done with, I’ll put more time into blogging and I will be posting more consistently. Now, because I’m going to be busy for a while, I’ve already written a couple of posts that just need to be scheduled, so you guys will still be getting content at least once or twice a week. How does that sound? If I do have any extra time on my hands, I will 100% be writing more posts to add to the growing list. 

In other news, I’m really hating the heat; wishing winter would come sooner. Speaking of winter, I have a few autumnal/wintery blog posts coming too, so keep an eye out. I suddenly have this huge burst of inspiration for posts out of nowhere and it sucks because I’ve hardly had any time to write lately. The one time I don’t have writer’s block just has to be when I’m super busy, how convenient. It’s currently 1:10 am and it’s only around now that I find time for writing. This will be a scheduled post for tomorrow though since it’s obviously quite late to publish it right now. I have plans for this blog you guys, just wait and see. I hope y’all truly like my content when it comes. I personally think it’s going to be amazing. Or at least I’m hoping. Also, I’ll be changing up the theme a little whenever I get the time – not really feeling this current one at all. Anyways, I guess that’s all I have to say for now.

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Different.

Writing for a purpose can sometimes be the hardest thing; if I’m forced to write, the result would be a fully blank sheet of paper. But if I write just for the sake of holding a pen, I could get like ten billion words out. Is it just me or do other people feel that way?

Also, I feel like my previous blog posts have been the most random things ever and they’re mostly about writing, but eh. That’s what my blog is about after all – it’s what I think and how I feel. It’s a part of me. It even says right there on the top that this blog is a teeny tiny glance into my mind. A mind that never stops learning and exploring, a very very curious mind at that.

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Just paper?

Reading is the best thing ever. Well, one of the best things at least. Once you pick up a book and start reading, you enter this whole new realm; you forget where you are or who you’re with, and all you can focus on are the words on the pages in front of you.

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Write.

Sometimes writing can be a struggle. At least that’s what I tell myself when I can’t think of anything, but that is completely false. I mean look at how easily I’m writing right now. It might seem to me like I’ve got nothing to write about, or that my mind is completely empty, but in reality, it’s all just psychological. Once I put my pen down on paper and just start writing, there’s no stopping me. It’s the best feeling honestly, just writing out my thoughts and the first things that come to mind, nonstop.

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Stranger.

Sometimes you feel out of place, like you don’t belong. At home, at school, or wherever it may be. You’re surrounded by people who know you so well, yet they don’t know you at all. Sometimes you can even feel like a stranger in your own home. And even though you have so many friends, you’ll still feel like you have no one. You might feel very afraid, but you feel like you have no one to reach out to. Sometimes you feel like you’re all alone, sometimes you’ll feel sad. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re never good enough, other times you’ll go mad. But all along you know that deep inside, you’re stronger than ever before. So once again you pick yourself up and put on a smile, telling yourself that nothing can bring you down.

Thankfully I have you.


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Blank.

Sometimes I just stare at a blank screen or sheet of paper, wanting nothing more than to write, but the words fail to find their way out of my head. They just linger there, unable to put themselves together to form even the simplest of sentences. Times like these are often very frustrating, and sometimes it gets me mad. My mind feels as blank as the paper I am looking at, yet in reality, it’s the exact opposite of that. There’s nothing I can do really, except to start writing something, anything, in hopes that I no longer have to stare at a sheet that’s so painfully empty. Part of what I write might not make sense, but I believe that the rest of it does. Sometimes I write poems, other times I write what I feel. Most times I just ramble, but what I write is real. I’ll go on and on about stuff that is pointless, things that no one even cares about, but I know that out of billions, there is at least one other person who knows this feeling all too well. I write my last sentence and look once again, this time satisfied as I see the sheet that was once so irritatingly clean, now covered in words.


Just a little something to clear my head.

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Strangers

Hey, you guys. This post was very spontaneous and unplanned, but anyways. This is kinda like a “thank you” post? Well, not exactly but still. There are a few things that need to be said and put out there, so here goes nothing.

First, I want to thank everyone who broke me in the past, because they’ve made be stronger. So shoutout to you guys. Okay, guys honestly, I have so much to say but I really don’t know how to put it into words. I might not even post this but eh.

There have been loaaaaads of people who have come into my life, but only a few have stayed. Those few people mean so much to me, and I love them to pieces. And the rest of them? They’re irrelevant. Sure we had had good times, but that’s where it ends. Those people were toxic, they made me question my own sanity. Also, most of them left in the midst of amazing friendships. I waited so long for answers, but let me tell you a thing. It’s pointless. Don’t waste your time, take my word for it. Don’t go looking for answers, don’t go wishing you could turn back time. It’s malarkey.

But despite all the darkness, if we hadn’t crossed paths, I wouldn’t have grown as a person and I wouldn’t be where I am now. Everything happens for a reason, right? I believe in that so strongly. I’m really happy with how far I’ve come, and I’m so grateful to have amazing people by my side. A piece of advice? Don’t waste your time on stuff that won’t matter as time passes. Instead, take that time that you would waste sulking, and put it into doing you. Look after yourself and your health. Love yourself, and alwaysss put yourself before anything else. Nothing else really matters, trust me.

I would once give everything for those peeps, but now I’m really thankful that they are no longer in my life. We’re better off as strangers. I wish them well.

Almira x

 

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Travel bucket list – The Wanderlust Series

If you’ve seen my previous posts, I’m sure you can tell that I love traveling. If you haven’t, well, now you know. I mean honestly who wouldn’t enjoy travel? It’s so therapeutic and relaxing.  Today I decided to share my travel bucket list (that I just made cuz why not) with you guys. And also, since I just made this like 2 days ago, it’s kinda incomplete. I’ll do an update on it later on. Let’s just hope I don’t get lazy and completely forget about it.


 

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My travel bucket list:

  1. Ride a water taxi in Venice
  2. Visit the glow worm caves in New Zealand
  3. Visit Bora Bora
  4. See the northern lights
  5. Visit the Amazon
  6. Take a trip to Machu Picchu
  7.  Ride the London eye
  8. See the Eiffel tower
  9. Go to Seattle
  10. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  11. See the Grand Canyon
  12. Go whale watching
  13. Trek through the  Himalayas
  14. Go to Antarctica
  15. Stand under the Hollywood sign
  16. Visit Mount Rushmore
  17. Go on a cruise
  18. Go to Disneyland
  19. See the tulip fields in Holland
  20. Put a lock on a love bridge
  21. Float in the Dead Sea
  22. See the Stonehenge
  23. Visit Easter Island
  24. Take a trip to the Arctic
  25. See the fairy pools in Scotland
  26. Make an adventure book
  27. Go zip lining
  28. Ride a private jet
  29. Go to Ayada Maldives
  30. Stay in French Polynesia
  31. Ride in a hot air balloon
  32. Go skiing
  33. Visit the Harry Potter studios in London
  34. Visit platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station
  35. Stay at an underwater hotel in Fiji
  36. Walk through a wisteria flower tunnel in Japan
  37. Go to a black sand beach
  38. Go to a pink sand beach
  39. Visit Australia
  40. Go to the Great Barrier Reef
  41. Spend a day at a waterpark
  42. Spend a day at a theme park
  43. See the statue of liberty
  44. See the Big Ben
  45. Have breakfast at Tiffany’s

That’s all for now, although I have so much more to add. Some of these aren’t exactly about “travel”, but they still fall into that category in a way.

Also random thought/fact: I’m the type of person that has speech typos. I make ‘typos’ while speaking. Like, speakos. I’m sorry (only like 5%), ignore this and carry on.

Almira x

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Nostalgia

There are certain moments – or people – in your life that just bring you this unexplainable happiness. There are also those songs that you were listening to during said moments, and so every time you hear it again it fills you with pure joy and a whole bunch of other emotions. It’s a lovely feeling, but it’s also quite overwhelming. Why? Well, I can’t really say for everyone, but personally, I think it’s because of the mixture of feelings. I feel this really strong urge to be back in that particular situation, and it just overwhelms me. Like nostalgia maybe. But otherwise, it’s an amazing feeling, looking back. I mean, when you’re in the moment, whether it be with people you love or just you alone, you just enjoy it. You’re not thinking about how you’d feel looking back. Even if it’s me alone, in cute sweats or a onesie (or with pizza and my jakey – or even just binge watching my fave tv series, you know what I mean?) Those are my favorite moments. That’s what I love about making memories, the “remember when…”s. I was actually listening to a couple songs while writing this, it’s why I actually got the motivation I needed to write. The songs that made me think about the memories I’ve made with the people I hold so close to my heart. Thank you to everyone who has helped me create amaaaaaazing memories, I love you guys.

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Allie x

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