I’M SUCH A KLUTZ

I SPILLED COCA-COLA ON MY MACBOOK!

Okay, so, today I was craving a sip of Coke throughout the day, and for dinner, my brother brought home a bottle. We don’t drink sodas very often because my dad disapproves of them. But since it’s Ramadan, he made an exception.

And so there I was with my Coke on rocks, as my cousins say it. Sipping the cool drink from my pink bended straw. And the clumsy idiot I am, I knocked the glass over my laptop! 😮

The keyboard was soaked and my heart was in my throat! *hyperventilates* 😥 I quickly put my laptop upside down for 10 minutes, and then cleaned up the sticky mess. After thoroughly scrubbing it with a clean wet cloth, I put it under the fan for an hour and half.

And now, after more than 4 hours of drying, when I press the keys, they kinda stick. I don’t know what I should do. I googled and some say their Macbook fried when they spilled liquid on their keyboards. :l Thank God, THANK GOD, my laptop is still alive and well. ALHUMDULILAH. PRAISE THE LORD! GLORY, HALLELUJAH! I don’t want my laptop dying on me again. I had the worst 4 months without it. :/

Now the question is. How do I clean the inside of the keys? They’re sticking, and feel kinda weird when I press them to type. 😦

3 down, 27 to go

So, today is our 3rd fast and seriously, it’s so hot, I’m DYING. Why doesn’t it snow in Karachi?! 😦

Fasting in such brutal heat is making me go crazy. I snapped two times today, and I shouldn’t have because it’s wrong to do that while fasting. :/ And to top it off, the air-conditioning in my room is broken, so I had to sleep on the floor, in the twins’ room, and now my back is really stiff. 😥

So, 3 fasts down and 27 more to go. Lord, have mercy. Also, a little rain would be nice.

I think I am finally clean

The drought was the very worst,
When the flowers that we’d grown together died of thirst…
It was months, and months of back and forth,
You’re still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can’t wear anymore…

Hung my head as I lost the war, and the sky turned black like a perfect storm….

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That’s when I could finally breathe…
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean…

There was nothing left to do
When the butterflies turned to dust that covered my whole room,
So I punched a hole in the roof,
Let the flood carry away all my pictures of you…

The water filled my lungs, I screamed so loud but no one heard a thing…

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That’s when I could finally breathe…
And by morning, gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean,
I think I am finally clean,
Said I think I am finally clean…

10 months sober, I must admit
Just because you’re clean don’t mean you don’t miss it,
10 months older, I won’t give in
Now that I’m clean I’m never gonna risk it,

The drought was the very worst,
When the flowers that we’d grown together died of thirst…

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That’s when I could finally breathe…
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean…

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That’s when I could finally breathe…
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean…
Finally clean,
Think I’m finally clean,
Think I’m finally clean…

-TAYLOR SWIFT, Clean

*I know we’re not supposed to listen to music during the fast, I didn’t though. These lyrics pretty much sum up my feelings right now, and so I just had to post this.

Happy Ramadan! :)

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So, today is the first of Ramadan, and those of you who don’t know, Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and observing it is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is also a merciful month.

For 30 days, Muslims keep a fast from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is obligatory upon all Muslims, but only if they’re physically and mentally fit. Those who have it optional are the elderly, the pregnant and the chronologically ill. But then again, if a Muslim cannot keep a fast for such reasons, then it is his/her duty to feed the poor, if they can financially afford to do so.

During this month, a Muslim doesn’t just refrain from eating and drinking. He/she refrains from all impure, evil and wrongful thoughts, actions and deeds because it is also a test of his/her patience. It is required on all Muslims to give charity to the poor. Also, the rewards of good deeds are multiplied during this month.

In general, I think this month opens up our hearts with generosity and empathy to the poor. We understand what the poor go through every day when they don’t have enough to eat, and have to spend the entire day without basic necessities.

Water, during this month, becomes a blessing. How many of us have not appreciated the food on our plates, the clothes on our back and the roof over our heads? How many of us have taken these blessings for granted? I know I have. This month teaches me to be kind and charitable to the poor, and makes me understand and feel compassionate to their troubles and sorrows. It also teaches me to be thankful for everything I have right now.

This is what Ramadan is about. This is what we are about.

Ramadan Mubarak to y’all! xx God bless! 🙂