I made a dress for Hudaa the other day and despite the very wobbly and uneven seams, crooked pleats, and shoddy workmanship in general, I was so happy and proud of myself. It’s been a looooong time since I felt that way. A lot of people replied to my ig story post and it got Read More


Every heart beat sends a million knives through my veinsEvery thought sends a sharp stab through my heartEvery vision releases a waterfall of tearsEvery word Every Beautiful Word Kills me words_by_retrodiva3 Read More

Reflections, Pt 3

This Old Routine – First Aid Kit Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have Read More

Twenty Twelve

I had planned to write a recap of 2011, I already took down notes for January and February, and a little bit of march. But in the flurry of busyness surrounding the last few months at my job and the nonstop busy during my semester, it didn’t get done. You can read the half baked Read More

Reflections Pt2

Its already the second half of the year! Eep! Ramadhan is coming in a month and i really want to make the most out of it this time. I felt like last ramadhan i let a lot of opportunities slip by and even tho part of it was me being busy with work, it was Read More

part 1

When you want to tell a million and one beautiful, wonderful, or heartbreaking stories but no words could ever do them justice, what do you do? Read More

today everything hurts mind, body and soulpeople, places and thingsmemories, dreams and realitiespast, present and future today everything hurts Read More

Lets take a breather…

Mid-semester break is finally here, not that there will be much holiday-ing going on. There are mountains of work to be done huhu… Let’s see…so this semester started a while back, and I really didn’t know what to expect. It is our final long semester (if we pass insha’Allah). New Year’s came and went, uneventfully Read More

My Drug Buddy

Drink it in, that bitter pillYou’re running short on drugsThe grey is lonely, the black is stillAnd Murphy cries for hugs A game of chicken between us bothWho’ll be the first to blink?You always win, most of the timeBut that’s just what you think I’ll corner you and ask you whyI’ll burn you with these Read More

Awake in Dreaming

I awake, into my dreamI climb out into the nostalgic sunlight, golden and warm on my skinThis is a hidden memory, one from the futureThe red walls, serene and academicThe faint chatter of hungry minds in the faraway distanceI know this place, yet I’ve never been hereThis is yours, your past and I am intruding, Read More

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