June 09, 2006


Diligent Candy has decided I need to reveal all by tagging me.

20 years ago I . . .
1. Talked too much, and like they say, some things never change.
2. Wore mittens in the summer, and threw them off in the winter.
3. Loved to listen to my mother reading me A thousand and one nights out loud and cutting out all the juicy parts.

10 years ago I . . .
1. was a teenager
2. was a hippy
3. was a chicken-eating vegetarian. I like to call it a desitarian. One just cannot give up chicken if one is Pakistani, believe me, I tried.

5 years ago I . . .
1. Got my first poem published
2. Was hungry and looking for a place that was open late at night in Lahore, Pakistan, only to end up in the Red Light District… not the meal I was expecting.
3. Visited Ireland and a breathtakingly beautiful place where one of the scenes in Braveheart was shot.

3 years ago I . . .
1. Went up a hill in Petra, Jordan on a donkey
2. Roamed the streets of Cairo looking for ice cream yet ending up in a perfume sellers shop where he tried to lure me to Fayyoum to “smell his flowers.”
3. Left Damascus with 144 kg of luggage and an equally heavy heart.

1 year ago I . . .
1. Got a job offer I couldn’t refuse
2. I first saw the Mona Lisa (La Giaconda) and thought, “Oh, is that it?”
3. Hosted Scandinavia’s biggest Eid Festival.

So far this year I . . .
1. found a “treyer”
2. that brought me “pleyer”
3. beyond any “meyer”(lol)

Yesterday I . . .
1. dreamt I was in Australia looking for lassi (the yoghurt drink, not dog)
2. forgot to have dinner
3. realised how ungrateful I am. To have my loved ones alive with me in good health, is a blessing and what more could one ask for.

Today . . .
1. Ti
2. Amo
3. Molto

Tomorrow. . .
1. Ti
2. Amo
3. Tuttavia

In the next year I will . . .
1. look back and smile at this year
2. get more than I asked for
3. still be blogging. See you then!

God willing

Four people I am tagging: Buj, D rebel , CG and Kaya


the olive ream said...

Wonderful!.. pleasure to read..

kaya said...

U just getting back at me. Because u cannot "meyyure"ur "pleayyure"
very funny SS! Except everyone is not so familiar with punjabi linguistics.
But it was a good read.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Lol Kaya, well, I can't meyyure... yet!

I really love the paow pic lol

Hey O Ream, kese ho? :) hmm I should have tagged you as well. Let's hope D Rebel tags you back. (D Reb, are you listening to me?)

BuJ said...

ah.. tags... time to show how boring i am in comparison!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Looking forward to that! :P

CG said...

yours is cute. my tag is pathetic.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Have you decided what souls to tag yet?