Friday, August 24, 2007

♥ Canada ♥

I'm back, and it's great. I missed the quiet. I missed actually having the option of putting a seatbelt on in a car. I missed the pedestrian's right-of-way. I missed cleanliness and not being fearful of encountering large crawling things every time you venture into the outdoors (and indoors too actually). I missed fruit! Oh man, I missed fruit. Peaches and bananas and oranges and grapes that don't have flies hovering over them.

The funny thing about changing environments so fast is how you end up feeling about yourself. In Egypt, I'm practically considered irreligious. Aparently all the really dedicated Muslim women wear niqab or are on their way to doing so. But I just tended to blend in with all the other hijabi women. It was harder for me to focus on my Islamic identity there for some reason, even though you hear the athan 5 times a day and there are mosques everywhere. There's something about being in a non-Muslim country that makes me feel like I need to hang on to Islam a little tighter, that I need to be a stronger Muslim here. Someone please analyze this for me since I'm still too jetlagged to think straight.

I've decided that I love Canada. That is all. And now I am off to sleep for the next 15 hours.

PS: if anyone has a job they'd like to offer me, please feel free to do so. Thanks.

PPS: anyone wishing to phone me should realize that I no longer have a cellphone. Will likely buy one once I have more than $40 in my bank account. Bye.

6 comments:

Striving said...

Welcome back babe, we missed ya here!

I owe you $25, so make that $65 in your bank account :P

ps
SubhanaAllah at the feeling of religiosity, I felt the same way...


HC

electromagnetic said...

I say forget securing a job. Just start a random business.

The Canadian government will give you a few thousand dollars of random taxpayer's money.

You can sell random products.

You're business can't be a Dollar Store. That's not random enough.

electromagnetic said...

My comment has a spelling error.

I wish I could fix it.

I shouldn't have made such a random comment.

I like this word "random". It could be a male baby name! "Random McDougal". It sounds good. Thus, it must be good.

Ok, I'm stopping now.





I'm not generally this random.

fathima said...

you could do dye jobs for poodles. i'm sure there are Yorkvillites who would be more than happy to patronise your business.

Anonymous said...

I have the same inclination about living here compared wid my home country.

lool ...

but i love the food there ... nothing beats indonesian food HAHA =D

-T-

M. Landers said...

"It was harder for me to focus on my Islamic identity there for some reason, even though you hear the athan 5 times a day and there are mosques everywhere. There's something about being in a non-Muslim country that makes me feel like I need to hang on to Islam a little tighter"

I really thought I was the only one who felt that way. But then, here (the US) I wind up missing being able to just blend and experience the normalization of my faith as I do in Egypt, where it's just assumed.

Classic grass-is-greener, I suppose.