Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let it start again

For the past few weeks i have felt the need to write, God only knows why.
I am a reader by nature not really someone who can articulate themselves concisely though written communication.
But I think its a phase I need to get out of my system like knitting which didn't go to well. Another reson that popped into my head is that i am turning 30 and its scary to think time has gone so fast!

So its will be me  and me rambling on to see the thoughts in my head on paper.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

where to start

I am not sure why i am starting this up again but hey its a conduit for my ramblings.

Most people are on facebook which has taken over the whole blogging sensation.
So where to start, well Bangladesh was a disaster as it rained the whole tym i was there so i gave up hope in regards to getting a tan.

But i was nice seeing people that i hadn't for a while some people had changed good and bad but others where the same.

Came back here slightly slimmer not not by much then decided to go on a two milk shake a day diet which helped me lose a bit more weight but not much.

Then it was Ramadan which flew away to rapidly.

Which lead me to shalwal where i just missed out my six day cos i am a lazy git.

Fungus got married, two workmates of mine have had baby boys and my cousin has extended his family with a new baby girl.

One of my mates is expecting and another has left for another country.

And where am i , still in the same situation i was in a year ago. it seem everyone else is moving along with their lives shouldn't i be?

I am not been ungrateful as i have a great life at the moment thanks to Allah , it i can't help but think that tym is definitely passing me by and i am missing out on something.

So that me all up to date and nothing else.

Oh yeah i don't have a car anymore !!!!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Lost count

A.a everyone

Am fine i have contacted most of you but some of you your mobiles won't accept my msgs.
So sorry.

Am in dhaka at the moment getting ready for my road trip to cox bazzars its like a seaside resort thing not really sure never been.

Well in the days that i ahve been here it has rained and rained its like i never even left england arggghh there went my plans to sun bath on roof.

My mum has found the need to see every relative she can find and drag me along as shams point blank refuses to leave the animals my aunt keep. he has also adopted my cousin(kajol) as his personally person who he eats sleeps and plays with.

other than that its cool people.

I will be seening you in two weeks tym don't habe too much fun without me.

Love ya


Monday, July 23, 2007

Where's wally?

Its about england 5 am and i am sat in duabi aiport.
For those who don't know i am off to humid bangladesh.

I need sleep people i have been to sleep since i i got up at 10:15 yesterday morning.Even then my mum rang at 2.30 and then my aunt at 6.00 its like a conspircy to not let shiuli sleep.

Oh well. I sat next to a really nice old bloke to was traveling to down under!!!

I am wanna finish off my harry potter book so i keep sneaking reads at the duty free (3 pgs at a time).

So thats about it. But to those i didn't manage to say goodby to. Pls forgive me any transgressions and pls pray for me.

I am gonna try updating once a week.

So netchat to you soon.

Love ya


Thursday, May 17, 2007

What do we see

How many bucks do you see?

This one makes you blink!!

Sail away sail away or is across the bridge to teribitha?

Is this art imiating life of vice versa?

I can only see one person can you see the other

On this one i can see the full group of five people

Hows that to relive boredom?

Monday, May 14, 2007


Mars starts using animal products

Some of the UK's best-selling chocolate bars, such as Mars and Twix, will no longer be suitable for vegetarians.

Also affecting brands such as Snickers and Maltesers, owner Masterfoods said it had started to use animal product rennet to make its chocolate products.

Masterfoods said the change was due to it switching the sourcing of its ingredients and the admission was a "principled decision" on its part.

The Vegetarian Society said the company's move was "incomprehensible".
'Extremely disappointed'

Masterfoods said it had started using rennet from 1 May and non-affected products had a "best before date" up to 1 October.

Rennet, a chemical sourced from calves' stomachs, is used in the production of whey.
It will now also be found in Bounty, Minstrels and Milky Way products, and the ice cream versions of all Masterfoods' bars.

"If the customer is an extremely strict vegetarian, then we are sorry the products are no longer suitable, but a less strict vegetarian should enjoy our chocolate," said Paul Goalby, corporate affairs manager for Masterfoods.

The Vegetarian Society said it was "extremely disappointed".

"At a time when more and more consumers are concerned about the provenance of their food, Masterfoods' decision to use non-vegetarian whey is a backward step," it said in a statement.

"Mars products are very popular with young people and many will be shocked to discover that their manufacture now relies on the extraction of rennet from the stomach lining of young calves," it added.

Story from BBC NEWS: 2007/05/14 09:23:28 GMT© BBC MMVII

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another addition to the begum Clan

This is my newest baby cousin at half a day old.

This the one and only baby girl in a family of five boys .

There are all her older but none the wiser brothers who will be doing her head in when she grows up.

Welcome to the world Baby!!!
May Allah guide you and keep to the right path
May Allah make it so that you are happy and content my love.

Heres another articles for the bored people other

Muslim and traditional, but finding love on the Web

By Luke Baker Reuters - Tuesday, May 1
LONDON (Reuters) -

When "Sweetgal", a 29-year-old British Muslim from central England, began looking for a new husband last year, at first she didn't know where to turn.

The answer, it turned out, was on the Internet.

She'd been married once -- a union arranged by her parents -- to a man from Pakistan. It lasted seven years and produced children but broke down due to cultural differences and she didn't want to go through a similar trauma again.

At the same time, being a respectful Muslim who wears hijab, she wasn't going to start "dating", and knew her parents would have to be involved in her new search in one way or another.

Over the past two years there has been a boom in the use of Web sites that introduce Muslim men and women, not for casual dating, but for those actively seeking traditional Muslim marriage.

Where once young British Muslims might have had a marriage arranged to a spouse from the country of their parents' origin -- perhaps Pakistan or Bangladesh -- it is now much more common for them to marry within the Muslim community in Britain.

"Sweetgal", who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, has been registered on for several months, in which time she's found someone she hopes could be a marriage prospect. She does not allow her picture to appear on the site.

"My parents are coming round (to the idea)," she said. "He's a British Pakistani Muslim and more in line with what I'm looking for.

Where marriages used to be fixed up solely by parents with the help of religious leaders, the Internet now plays an influential role in bringing partners together, even if parents remain part of the equation., which calls itself Britain's largest Muslim introductions agency, has seen registered users more than double over the past year to 100,000, as word has spread about its service, not only among singles but their parents too.

Such is the demand for trustworthy introductions that its founder is now opening sites in the United States, Canada and Australia to cater to large Muslim communities there.
"Our success rate is extremely high," said Adeem Younis, who founded the site from his base in West Yorkshire six years ago.

"Two people a day, on average, are coming off the site having found success, which is a lot really. We're seeing the number of traditionally arranged marriages dropping quite rapidly as this becomes more popular."


"For some people it's difficult because I've got children," said "Sweetgal". "I want someone who is caring and understands where I'm coming from. That's why the site's really useful -- I can be so much more straightforward on the Web."

"Sweetgal" is not alone. One of the most marked effects of the growth of sites that cater to Muslims as well as Sikhs, Hindus, Tamils and others across South Asia looking for traditional marriage, is the empowerment of women.

On some sites, more than half the registered users are professional women with above-average incomes who use the service to save time and broaden the scope of their search. They are direct and demanding about what they are looking for.

"It's been a major revolution," said Geeta Sri Vastav, the UK head of, which calls itself the world's largest matrimonial service, with 10 million registered users, most in South Asia -- in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

In Britain, where 700,000 people are registered, 40 percent of users say they have an average annual income of 40,000 pounds.

"In the past, an Asian woman who came of age didn't have too many choices in terms of marriage. But the Internet has increased her options immensely," Sri Vastav said.

"Whereas before she would meet 10 or 20 people through her family, now she potentially has millions to choose from. She has the initiative. It has put power in her hands, allowing her to shape her destiny when it comes to marriage."


Another impact of the sites, particularly in Britain, where there are approximately 1.8 million Muslims, is to increase the tendency for young people to "marry in", rather than looking to marry someone from their "home" country.

Rapid changes in lifestyle, wealth and outlook have increased the gap between Britain and the countries where most of its Muslims originally came from -- Pakistan and Bangladesh -- making cross-national marriage a much trickier affair.

New immigration laws introduced since September 11, 2001 have also made it more difficult for potential brides or grooms from countries like Pakistan to enter Britain for marriage.

"Anita", a Sunni Muslim and typical user of one of the sites in Britain, is a case in point. In her profile, she makes it clear she does not want a non-British Muslim partner.

"MUST BE A UK CITIZEN, preferably raised in the UK," she writes, adding: "Once compatibility is established, would prefer family involvement. My family know I am looking so would prefer someone who is looking with permission from their family."

There are no precise figures on Muslim marriages in Britain, but community leaders say trends have changed rapidly in recent years, particularly as far as strictly arranged marriages go, and point to education and the Internet as the main causes.

"It's just not as common anymore," said Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, the head of the Muslim Parliament of Britain.

"People coming from abroad find it difficult to adjust, and people living here find they have much more compatibility with Muslims who were also born or grew up here, so the demand for the old traditional arranged marriage just isn't there."

A side-effect of Muslim women's increased confidence that he's noticed, however, is that there now appear to be fewer "good Muslim male" marriage prospects to go around.

That's led to some women marrying outside their community, so a British Pakistani woman might marry a British Bangladeshi.