Blurred Lines

The other day I had my 1-1 appraisal with my line manager via skype and she asked me about my work/life balance and how I was managing with it. We both laughed as soon as she asked the question because the concept of work/life balance in our lives is a myth right now😀. Working and […]

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A walk down eid memory lane

7:50 am and it’s the morning of Eid! I can hear my dad’s footsteps coming from the courtyard.  He opens the door to our bungalow, walks past the living room, “mo tin lo o” (I am leaving!) he shouts.  He is in his signature pristine white Thowb and he’s making his way to the car. Pan […]

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Note to self

No long essays or “how-to”s today. Just a little pep talk for myself and anyone who needs it today. There is a lot of pressure to “put yourself out there” on the internet and that instant gratification you get from the “likes” makes you feel good. Wanted. Valued. Don’t fall for it. Seeking validation from […]

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Voices of Ramadhans past..

 Memory is a very peculiar thing. Mine especially. In our family, it is common knowledge that my dad passed on ‘the forgetful gene’ to all his children. I have a rather unreliable (or perhaps selective) short-term memory, but astonishingly remember certain vivid details of incidents that happened 15, 20 and 25 years ago. I have […]

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Hair•Love

I have to confess; my relationship with my hair has become a love/hate one. But, it wasn’t always this way. At first, it was all love! Especially during my teens and early twenties. If I can say so myself, it was the jewel in my crown of ‘beauty’.  I loved my hair and it showed […]

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Victim Mentality

Seven years ago, I had a folder in my email inbox that I named “Rejection”. For years I would send every single rejection email I received to this folder. So all the rejected job applications or the failed interviews, I would send them all to this folder of doom. 😑 smh.. And every once in […]

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