Dear/AssalamuAlaikum Family & Blogistan I’m typing this letter/ blog from the comfort of… (drumroll please) Baji’s house! Mwahahaaa! I dunno if she knows we’re here yet, but it’ll be lotsa fun when she arrives later tonight. Baji’s engagement party is tomorrow, and Chai drove up…

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Dear Mom & AssalamuAlaikum Dad& Z1 & Fuzzy & Zaymun & Oleo Corpoleo & Blogistan I’ve only got half an hour to type (those are the rules down here at the Barret Memorial Library, Petersburg, IN) so I hope you guys forgive me for combining …

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Conversation of the day: Me: Hi Hamza!  It’s been a long time, how old are you now, five? Hamza: No, five and a half! Me: Oh? Hamza: Yes.  And still a ninja. Hamza.  The Ninja.

Nephew number one. Just got back from a night at Chuckee Cheese’s, and he’s full of pop, pizza, sugar and madness. This picture was taken one second before he zoomed off and started pressing plastic spiders on various party guests. 

Walking past an abortion clinic on the way to buy milk this morning, we were stopped by a wide-eyed lady with an armful of literature who looked us and gasped, “You girls aren’t going in there, are you?!”   We told her obviously not.    “Good,”…

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AssalamuAlaikum Blogistan and Momma-Abbustan.   I’m sitting in the UIC computer lab right now with Owlie, Sabah & Shamaila, finishing up the camp book enjoying this really comfy swivel chair.  Wheee!  We’re about to break for lunch- kabobs in pita bread we brought from home,…

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Very busy finalizing camp book, I’ll type a real post later. In the mean time, I need help finding a small ‘SalAllahu Alaihi’ graphic to follow the name of the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him(this is where the graphic would…

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Dear Mom & Abbu & Blogistan Yesterday Owlie, Sabah and I went out and replaced the beat-up sandals that I used to wear around the house- the ones the housekeeper was always making fun of and mom always trying to throw away. I’d give you…

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A family tradition for international arrivals: Giordano’s stuffed spinach pizza eaten on the very box in which it came. Notice our stylish cardboard plates. 

I feel FOB-ulous. (That’s FOB as in: Fresh Off the Boat) FOBular observations by Abez – Costco is bigger than Islamabad airport. – Judging by a fried breast-piece I met at yesterday’s picnic, I think your chickens could beat up our goats. – The fruit…

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Dear Mommma, Dad and Bloggers Well, something about this computer’s cookie settings won’t allow me to log in to my email box to sent my parents a letter, so I’m writing my parents a blog instead. The plane trip was pretty good, for the first…

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T minus eight hours and counting till take-off. Daylight and shopping time fading fast. Next time I blog it’ll be from Chicagoville. 🙂 Everybody pray we have a safe journey InshaAllah. Love, Peace & Salan Grease! -Abez

A week or two ago, I made the pukka intention of losing five pounds before I got to the US. You would assume that following that sort of intention I’d do stuff like work out more often, eat less, and sleep less. Well you assume…

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Seeing as how it’s been SUCH a long time since I posted, I wanna type a rockem-sockem kinda blog, but alas, it hasn’t been a rockem-sockem kinda week. It’s been an interesting week, what with my little brotha and his little friend (nineteen year olds…

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