2:12 AM

things Q needs to do...like now!



1.Have a bunny chow: lol im Indian, living in Durbs and I’ve never had one. I’ve always been one of those fussy eaters who cant let the salad touch the curry/ rice etc, but im willing to give it a shot :)
2.Go ice-skating: I’ve been looking at the ice rink for 4years now from my window and haven’t ventured inside yet. I almost went, but decided against it coz my drivers’ license test was the next day and I was not about to jeopardize it via a sore behind or a broken leg.
3.Learn to swim properly: we’ve never had a pool and the sea and I don’t get along very well – sort of like, you stay away from me and I’ll be fine. hehe. I did go swimming with my friend and her mom jaares ago, but nobody told me I couldn’t just jump in and I nearly drowned. So I stuck to waddling around and smiling in the shallow end. Now I think it’s a sin to live at the beach and not know how to swim. It just seems wrong somehow.
4.Resume my karate lessons: I was really good at karate and then I got injured and kinda let it slip away and never ended up going back. That feeling of flinging somebody around always gave me a rush – think that’s coz im small.
5.Wear high heels: im petite (avoid the word ‘short’) and always rushing around in flats. Mum says I need to walk like a lady – slowly and straight up. So I got myself a pair of heels- now I just have to learn to love them…don’t think it’s gonna be hard, they’re all black and pretty.
6.Write a short story: procrastinating with this one. Wrote my first one last year and there’s another one lurking beneath. Need to pull it to the surface.
7.Have a lollipop! i miss those beeg red sherbet ones. i was mad over them in school - til they decided to ban the lil suckers coz the guys in school got distracted by girls eating them.gawd. that was one weird situation.
8.Driving: now that we have the car and mum’s driving quite well, I need to get going too. I make a good navigator, but there’s something I don’t like about an automatic car. Im used to having total control in a manual. With this, I don’t have a middle ground between breaking and accelerating. I think one long trip to Gateway and back might sort that out.
9.Get motivated. In my mind, there’s a play, a book and a business with mum we should get off the ground. I’ve been on radio, tv and written a book, but I want to make a success out of writing which comes to life and makes people think. Mum’s very creative – she used to make sari’s and design dresses for friends, but being a pharmacist, I think she’s working too hard now. And creativity could be the best way to put our ideas together and make a business out of our passion. Speaking of which, I need to come up with good ideas for her birthday. She got me a white gold and tanzanite bracelet year before last. How do I top that?
10.Most importantly: become a better Muslim. I realized that I might seem alone, but im not. And instead of longing for something to make it all better here and now, I should focus on the Hereafter, coz eventually, all this other trivial stuff won’t matter. I read an article about a young hafiz who past away recently…in his diary under address, he had written ‘qabr,’ under car registration, he wrote ‘muslim,’ under driving license he wrote, ‘salaah’ under telephone number he wrote, ‘surah ikhlaas’ and under other information, he wrote ‘be prepared for the grave.’ Really gave me a wake up.

20 comments:

M Junaid said...

i can so help you with like three of those - in fact - you can scratch off two off those by the end off the week

Salma said...

Hi qdee,
i love high heels though i'm not petite ;) But i'm also have problem with them and i just wear them in weddings and engagement parties. I like # 10 so much and also need it:) Hope you get all what you need inshallah :)

Peace

Dew said...

im feeling bitter tonight...thats odd for me.

i need to do alot of stuff too and we both need to take our sirrions and drive dammit!

enjoy the video tomm.

oh yes, heels make you very ladylike, but dont scarifice your comfor fot it Q.

Waseem said...

Im going to do something this weekend that I've always wanted to do ... bungee jump YAY.

r said...

i want those stillettos!! SO sexy! Bunny chows are highly overrated and so is iceskating (that could just be cos i suck at it =P). Miss u Q!

taqdeer said...

Salaamz

point no. 10 is wonderful to see someone say :)

M Junaid said...

Ok - I got one down this week :)

Ruby :) said...

hey, thats a very realistic list of things that you can, and im sure you WILL do them all... good luck,
p.s. i love ice skating, swimming and wera HIGH heels all the time!!

Priya said...

you go get 'em girl! oh and there is nothing to beat black heels.

The K-man said...

Inshallah you can do all those things especially number 10. Thats what we should all strive to do :)

!Joe! said...

ok, we are getting you bunny chow next time we go out :) with lots of salad that actually mixes with the bread and curry! yum, i'm hungry now...bunnies are not overrated, they're so innovative, so compact and delicious...
you and ma must make gorgeous outfits that real girls can wear, not like those mad mr price jeans that only fit a certain height/shape and fall apart when you wash 'em...as for high heels, those are so bad for your back in the long term...becoming a better Muslim is the best way to achieve the other things on your list:) people always forget that the Hereafter is where we are all headed, and always look for success in this life. I realise that the concept of "focus" is highly relative...

safiyyamk said...

dont feel bad- i cant swim to save my life! and bunny chows i never had, and i cant drive- leave alone start the car... and heels- i love them, but im soooo talll already i feel as if, when wearing them, im towering everyone... need to find a taaaalll guy so i can waer them more often

Lady said...

i'm sitting here with a red lollipop in my mouth (and 2 ponytails?)...

i think i got another lollipop in my bag
*rummage*

qdee said...

mj: lol thanx for the 7 lollipops ;)

salma: yeah, i wear em at weddings and then come home and collapse coz i cant stand them for so long, but they look so dam gud.lol

dew: we def need to do the sirion thing together.lol. fashio before comfort!

waseem: ooh! thats awesome! go wireless hehe...iv always wanted to do that from my window, but i cant find rope.

r: lol, overated curry and bread ;) we should all go iceskating. sumhow i cant imagine you without a sense of balance...oh wait...im getting a visual.lol.

ruby: you're my role model!!!

joe: the next time we go out, i want an acapulco tramezinni from 2GO :P

lady: 2 ponytails :) i love that. i look 5 and dont have to act responsible. the best.

Fatima said...

ice skating rocks (i learnt it in dbn many yrs ago hehe), you have to learn how to swim! i mean you have the ocean so close to you! oh i love the beach!
i had a bunny chow - can't not go to dbn and not have a bunny!

and yeah...a road trip is good - i need one :)

quit procrastinating!

r said...

sarcasm from U q?? LoL Remember all th bruised knees n ankles i got in intercultural..? N no.. they were noT all for z's benefit!

Ruby :) said...

FAti: I have an idea, we can all go on a road-trip, via your plaas to pick u up, any idea where u wanna go?

Hamish Hoosen said...

And then some, never ever complete the list or be perfect. What's the point of living when you achieved everything. But then again I can find not let off for the bunny chow, and I live on the border of the boerewors curtain.

qdee said...

r: all i remember from intercutltural was your toes.lol, all flat and straight.hehe..dam i shouldve posted a pic of em.

hamish: lol :) tanx for the comment

Delon said...

In Merebank, ask anyone to direct you to the Palace for a vootering bunny.


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