I have been nominated for the “Liebster Award” and “13 reasons why” tag. Thank you so much to two of my favorite bloggers and dear friends Sophia and Andrea for nominating me for these wonderful tags. I know my response is a little late but hopefully my post will make up for it.
Thirteen reasons why:
- Mention the person who nominated you
- List 13 Reasons Why you keep going
- Nominate 10 people
- Display the picture
Here are the thirteen reasons which keep me going in life
My faith: Generally in life we all face many disappointments and failures and my struggle is the same. During this time we all want someone who fully understands us, loves us and can help us. I believe there is a divine existence and He is very close to us. My faith in Allah (SWT) has given me the courage to get through some of the darkest moments in my life.
My mum: She is my best friend. Do I need to say more?
Good Music: Music is an essential part of my life. I only enjoy good (original) music like Coke Studio Pakistan. Oh! They have produced some incredible tracks and my favorite ones from this season till now are Pareek and Faqeera.
Book Shopping: Randomly picking up any book on an unplanned trip to a book shop. The excitement I feel when I buy books and curiosity of how it will turn out. These are the kind of moments I live for.
Poetry: I think it is one of the most powerful form of art. As I am an emotionally driven person good poetry motivates me, empowers me and reminds me of my capabilities which have been drowned by my miseries.
Anday wala burger: Yes! It is indeed the king of all burgers (at least for me). There are these amazing burgers which have filling of chutney, Pakistani style kebab in them and the thing which sets them apart from other burgers is egg. That’s the reason why they are called anday wala burger (A burger with egg).
Imagination: If you regularly read my blog you probably already know that I have a far-fetched imagination. In my head, I still imagine myself to take an important public office one day and do revolutionary things
Of course small community of bloggers: All the amazing bloggers who have become my friends in such short period of time make me smile and encourage me to continue writing.
Old PTV Dramas: Old Urdu TV drama are my first love. I grew up watching those old series and they were the best part of my childhood. These series are hilarious, sensitive and relatable. I LOVE them.
Travel: I am always looking for an opportunity to travel with my friends or family. To be honest, I haven’t travelled much but I hope to do so in future.
Memes: I mean who doesn’t. Memes are this evolved form of comedy which I am completely obsessed with. They are funny. They are all over the social media. And it is one of those things in life that makes me feel that I am going to end up fine.
My nephew: Family. My family members are the most celebrated part of my life. However, I have been spending a lot of time with my seven year old nephew recently and I have realized that he is not just a kid but a source of joy and comfort in my life. I took this picture with him just a few days ago.
Oxygen: I know I need to get my priorities straight but baby this is who I am. Maybe, the reason why I still do not understand the value of oxygen in my life is because the government has not added any taxes on it yet.
All the jokes apart let’s work together for creating a greener planet.
The questions I was asked:
What is one thing you can’t live without?
Are you a dog or cat person?
Neither. I would rather have an aquarium.
Why did you start your blog?
I had no idea what Word Press was and how it worked. I just made an account because I started to work for an online Magazine.
Who is/are your favorite musicians?
There are too many.
Currently, it is Amrina and Ariana. Two young girls from northern part of Pakistan became part of Coke Studio Pakistan and sang this track called “Pareek”. It is amazing.
Do you have any tattoos? If so what are they and what do they mean to you? If not, would you ever get one? What would it be and why?
I don’t think I will ever get a permanent tattoo.However, I get henna tattoos on Weddings and Eid (A festival celebrated by Muslims)
How do you take your coffee/tea?
I don’t drink either of them.
What keeps you motivated?
My mum and Poetry by Allama Iqbal.
What’s your favorite television show at the moment?
I have not been following any particular TV series recently.
If you could learn how to play an instrument which one would it be?
Drums are cool.
What is one of your biggest goals?
To write a story which liberates its readers from stereotypes.