#AtoZChallenge Day 1: Awkward Moments

A is for Awkward Moments

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Being asked “How do they do this in your culture?”  (uhm, which one? Muslim? Indian? American?)

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The imam makes a mistake in recitation but you don’t want to correct it because suddenly you’re questioning every ayah you ever knew.  (it starts with “qul huwallahu ahad,” right?)

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You eat non-zabiha meat and realize the person you’re eating with doesn’t (or vice versa).  (Frantically tries to recall all of the meat products I’ve ever eaten in the presence of this person)

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He asks why you’re not praying.  (you might as well be overt and ask if she’s on her period.)

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She assumes you’re not going to wear Hijab at your wedding.  (I wear Hijab every other day of my life; why would I stop on that single day?)

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Your friends/coworkers make endless references to drinking, not realizing that you’ve lived a pretty decent life without a dose of alcohol in you.  (seriously, I don’t get it.)

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Being asked “How do they say it in your language?” (Honey, you and I speak the same language.)

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They complain about not being represented enough in mainstream entertainment when you’re still waiting on that fictional Hijabi character to show up. (never once been represented accurately and still living)

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He’s Muslim and offers to shake your hand. (can I even use a religious excuse with this one?)

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You accidentally let a “salaam” or “inshaallah” slip when talking to a non-Muslim. (I’m genuinely trying to figure out whether I can just let this one slide. It’s no different from Jewish people saying “mazeltov” or Latinos referencing their “abuela,” right?)

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(Disclaimer: I’m not saying any of these are “good” or “bad” things to do. They’re just moments in life that make me laugh.)

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Blogging from A to Z 2016!

Long time no see, right?

I think I hit an all-time low with this blog. I was looking back and to my shock realized that not only have I not posted anything since last Ramadan, but I didn’t even finish the month out! If I remember correctly, my motivation was out the window that month when it came to blogging, but I do apologize for just ditching everyone like that. I am actually considering whether or not I should continue with the Ramadan Log this year, but that’s a discussion for a later date. For now, on to bigger and better things!

A2Z-BADGE_[2016]It is time to announce one of my favorite times of year: Blogging from A to Z! For those who are new to my side of the blogesphere, last year I took part in what is called the “A to Z Challenge.” It is an open challenge for anyone with a blog. During the month of April, we write a post everyday, the topic of each post centered around a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. So for the first day of the month, we write about something that starts with “A,” the second day about something that starts with “B” and so on all the way through the entire alphabet. Sundays are the only days where you will not see a post for me, as that is the official “break” day.

I will admit, last year was a struggle for me. Unlike last year, however, I won’t be juggling school at the same time as the blog, so I have high hopes this time around! I am very excited to be starting this. I have a lot planned to share with all of you and I hope you’ll stay for the ride. You usually read my food-deprived, sleep-deprived thoughts in my Ramadan Logs, so this month is my opportunity to show you what I sound like when I have energy 😉

If you’re also doing the A to Z Challenge, leave me a comment and I’ll check out your blog! If you would like to take part, click HERE for the sign-up page. You can also find a list of all of the other bloggers taking part in this challenge.

For those who are interested, I will also be doing daily posts on my other blog, K-pop On My Mind. I have mentioned a few times on here about my love for Korean pop music, and that blog is where I really let it all out. If you want to know a little more about K-pop, or at least see another side of yours truly, check me out over there.

I hope you are all doing well! I look forward to seeing you this Friday inshaAllah with my first post of the month!

Blogging from A to Z

I have some very exciting news to share! Starting tomorrow, I will be taking part in the Blogging from A to Z challenge. What is Blogging from A to Z you ask?

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.

Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

I did this last year with my K-pop blog, and I decided to try doing it with this blog this year! I have decided to use this as an opportunity to challenge myself (as I will be participating with both of my blogs this year) as well as force myself to post more on this blog. I always think of different things I want to talk about on here, but just never get around to posting anything outside of Ramadan. So prepare yourselves for your daily dose of minnimonmon rambles for the next four weeks. InshaAllah I’ll see you all tomorrow with my post for A!

If any of you are participating, let me know in a comment! I’d love to read your blog this month! If you would like to sign up, there are still two days to do so! To sign up, click here and for more information about Blogging from A to Z, click here.