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# Coping with Maths.

My relationship with Maths can be best explained via a sine curve

Whenever I reach the peaks, it is almost always due to a patient, enthusiastic teacher , who hardly helps me solve anything, but whose presence always does the magic.

Good to have a Fall back arrangements, maybe that’s what my mind finds magical.

And those negative gradient parts leading to a zero, and further down the demon’s hole all the way to a negative-upside down- peak…that too can be credited to a teacher, for whom all I wonder throughout their classes is “How did you even qualify for the job?”

This semester is sadly (or luckily?) all maths.
And currently I am residing somewhere in those demon holes ( Thanks, A Levels!).

I take each step to the solution like a toddler learning to walk.

SURVIVOR MODE ON:

• Optimism-Keep that pep talk on. “You’ll make it through”
• Practice everyday.Anything. Just. Freaking.Solve.That’ll keep a pre-exam anxiety attack at bay.
• Stay away from anyone better than you at math when you are struggling with your own.
• Do not feel insecure. Feel different. In a good way.

Got any tips for me? I sure can benefit from some good experience here ❤

Till I don’t know when,
UGB

# “Ramadan: Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

Tonight, here in Pakistan, we enter the first of the last ten nights of Ramadan.

With so many of my friends and relatives going into Iʿtikāf  , my conscience hit hard.

I am free, uni is off, then why didn’t it come to me to observe it too? 😦

LOL. Too much self-analysis, I know. Comes naturally, especially when when you see your younger brother doing it and you’re just sitting there blogging. 😮

So……to avoid getting to the stage of self-sabotage, I pondered over what “I have earned” and “what I would be leaving this ramadan with”.

1.
I’ve learned to make optimism my backup plan.

It is like part of my faith in Allah now-to believe that whatever (WHATEVER) I encounter has something positive,helpful,or a least good for me You know what this leads to?

• Lessened tension
• Increased Thankfulness.
• Confidence. A bag full of it.

That too spontaneously! ❤ ❤ ❤

2.

I have learned (by experimenting with it everyday this month) that Qura’an can be your way out in almost every situation-even when you’re exhausted from a hectic day at university and need to ward off sleep because you have a lot of assignments at hand.

JUST GET THAT COPY OUT AND READ! RUN, RUN BEFORE THAT PESSIMIST IN YOU COMES TO YOU!

3.

This is something I always always want to hold on to. I heard it at an after-namaz speech:

“Close the windows leading to your heart, and your eyes,and  your ears- because you do not NEED to think about others in any way-You are not here to analyse others. And close the door to your tongue.”

I wish I master this art someday. This ideology totally works for me. ^_^

4.

Whenever you feel down, remember Him in His Glorious names. Memorize some with meanings in your language! Trust this uni girl….it is the best motivation you can give your ailing heart.

 الصمد The Satisfier of All Needs As-Samad
 الوالي The Protecting Friend Al-Wali
 المنتقم The Avenger Al-Muntaqim
 الغني                      The Rich One Al-Ghani
 الرشيد The Righteous Teacher Ar-Rashid
 الشكور The Rewarder of Thankfulness Ash-Shakur

Ok, This is the last.

 المصور The Shaper of Beauty Al-Musawwir

P.S. For all these experiences to work for you too, you need a prerequisite: A real real desire to Believe.

I would love to hear your Ramadan achievements! But don’t worry if you cannot think about any right now (See point#1) 🙂

Do like and share if you find this helpful. Love,

UGB ❤

# For the love of Nail varnish

I’ve recently challenged myself with the task of wearing nail varnish everyday (YES) to the university.

Why?!- you may think

Well..I am of the kind of people who are allergic to even the mere thought of monotony. The same routine five times a week. I would either start hating my work, or carry it around like a burden.

So, a new manicur everyday is my call!

Not only does it make me feel extra confident*, it also perks up my mood.

But waaaaaait!
How get it off right before Wudhu?
What if you want a new mani and are out of a nail polish remover?
If you too are bother by these inconveniences, here’s your ultimate guide! 🙂

1. INVEST IN SOME PEELABLE NAIL POLISHESImage: My own peel-ables

I cannot stress enough on their convenience! You just have to literally PEEL the paint OFF your nails (Hence the name peel-off). As far as my research, you do not get them under the brand names (L’Oreal, Maybelline, such) The ones I have are from ADS-got then from a regular cosmetic shop.

2. INVEST IN A BASE COAT.

Image: ooohshinies.com

Not just any base coat-a peelable base coat for that matter.
I haven’t really tried this one out so I cannot comment on how well this might work, but I came across this Peel-off-base-coat-product thingy from Essence Cosmetics at Naheed Supermarket.
The idea is to apply this product to your nails prior to applying your regular nail paint. Then, you can peel it of just like you would a peelable nail paint.

My reason for not trying it out was it not so convincing price, I had other option (next) that works just as well.
Anyway, you can read a review here if you wish to try one out (The blog’s Google searched. Not at all endorsed 🙂 )

3.This is something I stumbled upon one fine day (*pats on back*)

Image:my own peelable

• Apply it on nails and let it dry COMPLETELY.
• Put on your regular nail paint.
• ROCK IT! ❤

Once you want to remove it, start peeling it off. The paint starts coming out in chunks. It might not be AS smooth at coming out as a normal peel off nail paint, BUT IT WORKS. To get clean corners and stuff, I use a remover at the end.

Here are a few of the many nail paint styles I’ve already tried. 😀

I hope assignments and lethargy keep at bay , so that I continue experimenting more , Inshallah.

Love, The university Girl ❤

# Inspiration – Episode 1 (Whipped Cream and Cheerios)

Assalam-o-alikum (Peace be on you all) people!

Ramadan Kareem to all of you! A quick message to send you well wishes for this special month!

Here’s a video I found shared multilpe times on Facebook.

Inspiration – Episode 1 (Whipped Cream and Cheerios)

Though I ignored it a few times coz ( I don’t know why ) but finally watching it, It’d say kudos to Mohammed Zeyara for such an amazing concept and work.

Quite a few videos touch me enough to share them forward on my Facebook, and this one was definitely worthy!

I wish we all take some real inspiration out of this video ❤