AS IF STILL BURNING

Amidst all the sad things happening around the world, the Hiroshima tragedy has still not lost it’s horrror.

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This week marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Today marks  the anniversary of an even more grotesque event – the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Three days later the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. These remain the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare.

Some 12 km² of Hiroshima were destroyed, as were around 69% of the city’s buildings. The images above, which were taken by the US military on the day, show Hiroshima before and after the bombing. Some 66,000 people are thought to have died in Hiroshima on the day; probably a similar number again died over the next four months as a result of their injuries or from radiation sickness. So fierce was the heat that people were vaporised but their shadows left upon the walls.

In the years since the…

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Coping with Maths.

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

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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

There Once Was a Girl…

the writing blues

A couple of days ago, I wrote about failure. Later that night, I started chipping away at some online classes I’d bookmarked to take. Well, that was the intent anyway… Instead, I stumbled on a new, mini-session (one short video) about creativity and failure.

It was a coincidence I just couldn’t pass up. 

The following was what I wrote in response to the project prompt; I thought I’d share it here. Enjoy!


There once was a girl who loved to write and loved to take pictures. And she was good at both. But as the years passed, she got caught up pursuing a completely different path in school and after that, she got caught up in surviving, taking jobs that would pay the bills.

And her soul shriveled as she put her creativity aside.

Finally one day when she was well grown up, she went back to school to study stories — any…

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For the love of Nail varnish

Assalam-o-alikum , readers!
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Images from: Google Images

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

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Image: Google Images

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 POLISHESDSC09197Image: 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.

 

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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*)

Buy a white colored (or any light shade) peelable nail paint.

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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. 😀DSC09203DSC09161

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 ❤