Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Assalam Aleykum Warahmatullahy!
Peaceeeee! :)

Hey guys!So I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the beautiful Lena from escapeandlove.Thank you Lena!If you don't know who she is,slap yourself in the face.Hard.Now do it again.Because that's what you deserve.Now go check out her blog  because it is super cool!

Ok so this is how it works.I think.The blogger who nominated you gives you 11 questions to answer, and then i believe you tag other bloggers and also give them questions to answer.Therefore, i'm nominating the following blogs to answer the 11 questions at the end of this post!

Enjoy the questions ladies!
Now lets begin shall we.Here we go.Catch mah flow.

  • What is your favourite book?
I have to say, The Golden Compass series by Philip Pullman had me glued on from start to finish!I love Urban Fantasy so this was just epic to me.For some reason i've never really been into Harry Potter.No idea why.
But because it's my favourite 'book' and not 'books',i'd have to say 'Whisper' by Phoebe Kitanidis.This book is so keenly written i could say its magical in itself.Full of interactive humour,intense suspense and oh what a story it tells.When i found out it wasn't a series i dared to stalk the author on twitter because i wanted to find out why she would just leave me begging for more like that.So not cool Phoebe.Not cool.

  • Chocolate or vanilla? 
How can you make me choose between chocolate and vanilla?That's like asking me to choose between two of my besties!

  •  What is your biggest fear in life? Will you overcome it? 
My biggest fear is definitely an evil death.A bad ending.I mean the aspect of not knowing what you'll find on the other side terrifies me.Will it be good?Bad?Both?Will i be able to handle it?What if i can't?What then?Even more frightening is the fact that there are no re-do's.Once you go you're out of the game.You can't right your wrongs,you don't have second chances.You can't come back and do it again.None of that.
Before,this really used to affect me.I would spend my days and nights crying my heart out because i was just literally paralyzed with fear.I'd often wonder,why did i have to be human?I didn't ask for this.It affected my relationship with my family,friends,my school work.I was just an unhappy kid.But alhamdulillah i managed to come out of those dark days.I realized that i was letting fear rule a large part of my life.Allah SW didn't put us here to be unhappy and Islam wasn't given to us to torture us.Its all about baby steps.
I know i'll never be perfect but i do know that Allah SW is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful.His Mercy overpowers His wrath and He SW definitely wants me to be happy.And you know what,when i die,i'll find something good by the grace of Allah SW.I believe that.

  • If you could live in another decade or century, which would you choose? 
Definitely the med-evil times.Swords,horses,Legends,adventures...i don't know maybe i just live in a bubble but yeah that's sounds preety cool to me!
  • Name an obstacle you had to overcome.
Not being a people pleaser!I struggled with this so much in high school and it's probably one of the major reasons i had such a terrible time there.But alhamdulillah not anymore.Its a work in progress but i'm doing better everyday alhamdulillah.Learning to say no and what not.
  • What is your favourite genre of music ?
Where do i even begin.I love Indie pop,RnB,Soft rock,country lil bit of rap and hiphop here and there...we could say i have a multiple of favourite genres.
  • What is one food you could live on forever? 
  • What did you want to be when you grew up ?
I was a confused kid.I kinda still am because i still don't know exactly what i want to be.But I do know i want to work with refugees, or the environment considering that my major is International Relations and my concentration is peace and conflict.
  • If you could change one thing about yourself what would you change?
MY PROCRASTINATION!lszdkf;ng;jkshfd!

  • Have you met or seen anyone famous?
Let me tell you a story yeah.On Sunday i attended the Mombasa cultural festival because i'm home for the holidays,so i was able to meet the Governor of Mombasa and the Senator!I even took photos with them and everything!At the end of the day,after all the photoshoots,the bright lights and fireworks,the culture and camera was stolen.Yap.Just gone forever.I was so excited to show you guys what i had been up to but oh well.Life happens when you least expect it right?Trust me that was a bitter pill for me to swallow.But its ok because we had a blast and i got to have fun with my family. #StayOnTheBrightSideOfLife

  • Who do you love the most? 
Allah SW!Even though i'm not the 'perfect' muslimah,i'm so grateful that i have Allah SW in my life.I have a sense of direction alhamdulillah.I'm not depressed or suffering from anxiety anymore.I'm happy and its all because of faith.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as i did!So here are my questions for the nominees! :D

Are you named after anyone?  
When was the last time you cried and what made you feel better?  
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Do you use sarcasm a lot?  
Will you ever bungee-jump?  
What’s the first thing you notice about people? 
What is your eye colour?  
Scary movie or happy endings?  
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home and did you enjoy it?
 Favourite accessory?
Do you think mermaids are real?


  1. your answers put a smile on my face!! the fact that you have overcome so much just shows how strong you are girl!! and that sucks big time about your camera but like you said its life im sure it happened for a reason and youll be rewarded with something better inshallah!! thank you for answering the questions! you seem like such an amazing person and so sweet i loved learning more about you!! <3

    1. Awwh! :') You are so sweet Lena!May Allah sw protect you and grant you the best in this life and the hereafter!!!!I'm so glad this made you smile and i know!The camera was such a bummer lol!Again I'm so grateful to you for nominating me :P like i said,SO MUCH FUN!HEEHEE! Lots of love hun!xoxo <3

  2. Salaam sista lena nd sista maryam, tanx alot i really enjoy it..... U know chocolate nd vanila is like bread nd butter. Right? Lol.

    1. Assalam Aleykum Khyra!I'm so glad you enjoyed it!Bread and butter = chocolate and vanilla = Choconilla! :P lol!

  3. Salaam Maryam,

    Chicken for the win! Lol. I'm the person who orders chicken as my starter and chicken as my main. Obsessed!

    So sorry you had to go through #3. It sounds like a terrifying experience. From time to time, I experience something similar, but I don't think it is as intense as what you went through. I don't know how to explain this properly, but every time I hear about a plane crash I freak out. I think about what the people must have been thinking and feeling in those final moments, knowing that they are about to die and will never see their loved ones again or make amends etc etc. I get so worked up about it! Death is scary. But it's the one thing we must all experience so I guess all we can do is prepare for it. Thanks for sharing by the way... it's always nice when people are open from time to time.

    Rukaiya | Muslim in the Big City

    1. Salam Rukaiya!I'm so glad you liked my post!and i totally agree with you.It's nice when people are open from time to time :) xoxo