Tuesday, June 14, 2005

And You Thought "Asmaa" Meant "Names"

So we were renewing our passports today, and I was looking at my birth certificate...I noticed that it was dated one full month after I was born. So I asked my mom why this was so, and apparently, it took my parents one month to name me. (I was going to be "Khadijah" or "cawthar.") They were also concerned about the literal meaning of the names they were to choose. "Asmaa" means "nice" or "beautiful." (At least that's what I'm told.) It's satisfying to know that my parents put a lot of thought into naming their children. Anyways, I'm glad they named me Asmaa. Otherwise, it would say "Posted by Cawthar" at the end of this post. And something out of nowhere: There's a bizarre recurrence that happens in my household. Here's how it goes: 1. It's night and I am sitting at the computer. I hear someone scream. 2. My (older) sister comes running down the stairs - there's an insect in her room. 3. "quick Asmaa, come help me kill it!!" 4. I leave the computer and go to her room. (at this point in time, I notice that it's a tiny little thing walking around.) 5. The insect lodges itself somewhere under a crack before we can grab a shib-shib (uhh..slipper, that is). 6. We never find it. 7. My sister sleeps on the couch in the living room.

11 comments:

Mar said...

Haha... FYI, the first was a moth and the second was a giantic centipede which refused to die.. and don't act as though they didn't freak you out!

Hajera said...

I think # 6 should be more aptly listed as "I catch the ugly critter, quickly swallow it while my sister is looking away, and then calmly claim it escaped, all the whilst my guilty conscience screaming, 'liar liar pants on fire!'"

Anonymous said...

Asma/Asmaa - Excellent, lofty, eminent, precious; daughter of Abu Bakr (RA), beautiful

sara said...

I think Cawthar is a nice name, but I'm not sure if I would spell it like that, it looks awkward that way.

Now that I think of it, I don't know how I would spell it at all.

Nauman said...

When I see the name Cawthar, I think of Cawthra Road which is a ghetto road that runs through Mississauga.

brotherhood said...

brave soldier :D

Humaid said...

Great post!

Haha, it's funny how you kill insects the old fashioned way (shib-shib). I'd normally use RAID.. but yesterday we ran out of bug killer so I just got my hands on the next closest spray and I AIR-FRESHENED it to death.

p.s. thanks for the shoutout!

Asmaa said...

Call me an old fashioned girl, but the shib-shib is the only way to go about it!

Air freshener, eh? If it can kill an insect, what's it going to do to a human?

:D

dot said...

My dad just opened the Qur'an at a random page, and chose my name from it.

Anonymous said...

LOL!
how i wish your name was Khadija... hehe

Asma said...

LOLS I love how it went from your name to your sister sleeping on the couch. hehe I love your name! :D