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Time Runs Before Me

If you could quit one bad habit instantly without any difficulty which would it be?


If I could quit one bad habit it would be of my not getting ready on time. I keep watches thirty to forty minutes ahead of real time in my home.
My Poem.

I am running after time, time runs before me
I am getting late, how this happened I don’t see

My clothes are not pressed, my hair is not washed
I am not ready, my throat feels choky

Time doesn’t stay the same, so that I get enough time
The hours, minutes whiz past, I can’t hold them to me
Time Runs Before Me



Early To Bed

Are you a morning person or a night owl?


Early to bed and early to rise
Is a habit I would love
I do rise early but reach bed late
Will someone tell me how to migitate

My bed do entice me
Calling me over
Resisting it’s charm I muddle along
Remaining awake all night long

This habit is bad I now know
But don’t know how to let it go
Early To Bed





The endless desert stretched ahead. Putting one foot in front of the other was torturous. His water was finished. The sun beat mercilessly upon his head. At that moment he would have given or promised anything for a glass of cold water.

He had lost his sense of direction. As he lay in the sand he thought back to his mother and sister. His mother had beseeched him not to go on his latest adventure but as usual he had paid no heed. So this was it. He would die and by the time someone came across only a skeleton would lie upon the sand. His heart was full of regrets.

How could he be so stupid as to come alone. He prayed to God as he had never prayed before. To save him and take him back home.

As he lay slowly dying he saw water ahead shimmering in the desert sand. He tried to inch forward. Lassitude came over him. There was no strength left. He put himself in the Hands of God and closed his eyes.

He could hear his mother’s voice, ” You are going to be late.”

He opened his eyes and saw he was lying on his bed. His mother was standing in the doorway looking at him.



Food I like

Name five things inside your refrigerator right now, and how you feel about them.

At the moment there are various things lying inside the refrigerator, but I have to choose five. Right?
So here I go ………
The first one: Egg.

Without an egg my breakfast is incomplete. Best source of energy and protein.
I stopped eating an egg when I had my gall bladder operation. For two years I couldn’t eat it. Even I couldn’t bear the sight of it. Gradually I came back to eating it.

The second thing: Butter.

When I am having my toast I spread a little bit on one piece of bread. I have tried to live without it but I can’t resist it’s magnetic pull.

My brain says to my heart:

“You dumb thing! It’s not good for you”.

My heart.

“Surely a little bit won’t do any harm?”

My brain shrieks, “Why are you bent on getting clogged arteries?”

My heart ignores the warning and the brain gives up.

Here is the third one: Fruit.


I am a fruit fanatic. Fruit is my one weakness. If there was no fruit there would be no me.

No meal is complete unless there is fruit. My life revolves around fruit.
I eat less of cooked food leaving space for it.

The fourth is Lettuce.

I simply love having it. It’s good for health. The green leaves add color to a salad.

The fifth one is milk.


Without milk life would have been a misery.
Milk is the essence of life. My tea is made with one tea bag in one cup of milk and microwaved.
I look forward to enjoying it in the morning. And this way my morning begins.

Food I Like




If you had to be trapped inside a movie for five days, which movie would you pick?

Image from the Internet

First of all I wouldn’t like to be trapped inside a movie for one minute let alone for five days. That will be a fate worse than death itself.

Movies require time to sit and watch. I don’t think I have the stamina now to endure sitting still for an hour and a half. Unless it has a gripping story and it runs on a fast pace. I dislike movies with endless dialogues and un necessary scenes of hero and heroine’s coupling up.

Earlier I liked Indiana Jones and his escapades. Probably trapped inside in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) I may have liked.

All that running through a forest and going off to Peru to return the Crystal Skull to a Temple in the fictional city of Akator would have been fun. But I had to be very watchful in not getting annihilated in the process.

When the Skulls come to life and the Temple walls crumble, it was a scary moment. A massive flying saucer rises from the debris and a flood of water engulfs the remains of the city, I would have been scrambling for life.

I would have enjoyed the thrill of all that chasing around. Come to think I have forgotten Jackie Chan and his antics. Maybe I would like to be trapped in his movie.



After Life

Do you believe in after life or reincarnation?


I don’t believe in Reincarnation. Some people believe that they have seven or nine lives. I think it’s all poppycock and there is no truth in it.

I do believe in After Life. It’s my belief and belief of countless Muslims all over the world.

God has Himself stated that we will be resurrected from dead on Judgement Day. A call will be sounded and every human being will come alive. God has explained it that the way the dead earth comes alive with rain and turns green, people will wake up from their deep slumber in graves and will become alive.

The people will assemble before God. Whatever good they did on this earth and whatever mischief they committed everything will be laid bare before God.

The Righteous will go to Heaven and the Wrongdoers will be sent to Hell.

This is our Muslim concept. I have heard of other religions, their beliefs are more or less the same of after life.


After Life

Scream And Fight

What would you do if you were in a forest and a bear showed up at your campsite?


Thank God I have never been in such a situation. I will have to visualize.

I think I will scream at the top of my voice making my ear drums rupture with the terrible sound. I will be screaming at the sight of a bear. If there is fire burning I will try to pick up a burning stick, (if my shaking limbs will allow me) and thrust it in front of me to ward off the bear if he tries to come near me.

With shouts and screams I might frighten the bear into turning tail. Hopefully someone might come to my rescue.

When I was a child I did see bears in circuses and on the road side. The road side man with a bear used to be a common sight. For few coins one could see the bear performing many tricks. Those huge bears were friendly and used to people. You could pat their backs.

That was a different era and is gone.

Scream And Fight



A Fun Pastime

Tell us what you’ve learned so far about daily blogging.


Daily blogging is a fun way to pass time. It makes you write every day, coaxing your grey cells out of hibernation. Imagine they will be unable to move if they are not put to work. They will gather dust and rust if you stop using them.

From 1st Nov, I am putting out two posts a day. One for my Daily Prompt and the other one for NaBloPoMo. It is a Herculean effort for me to come up with something every day.

Daily blogging takes away my loneliness. It keeps me busy and entertained too. I love to read what others have written and seeing facets of other people’s lives.

Through blogging you share so many lives, laughter and Sunshine. I get to see the whole world while sitting in one place. Distances melt away.

Blogging has enriched my life. I feel close to my virtual friends.

I keep in touch with what’s happening elsewhere.

Daily blogging has become a part of my life. I feel if I stop I will be lost without it.

Please do visit my earlier posts :

A Fun Pastime

First Name

If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?

I didn’t like my name though it meant breeze
My father named me with it for life
I couldn’t change it despite my efforts
I cried tears amid my strife

It was a common name everyone had
I wanted to be named Riffat
It evoked memories of altitudes
High mountains from where I sat

Vistas of high mountains reaching the sky
The world spread before me and I so high

I had earlier written a post about my name. Please do visit. That … You/
First Name


To Go To Sleep

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?


If I could change one thing about myself , it would be to get to bed on time and go to sleep. I will be yawning but I won’t do my last minute rituals so that I should sleep. I take a long walk at night with my son. After coming back I feel tired. What I should do is:
Go immediately to the washroom.
Wash my face (a nightly ritual), and do Wadu.
Say my prayer and go to bed.

What I do is:
Start reading a book or answer my e mails or read any interesting stuff I come across.

My Poem.

To get to sleep is a big headache for me
I forget time and get lost in a book
The vast labyrinth of Internet calls me
I wander around eager to look

What should I do is a big question
Tried to find answers haven’t been able to
Sure it’s hard and difficult for me
Wish I get to bed on time and hold onto

To Go To Sleep