Picture of the Day

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Market Street, Forrest Hill, Twin Peaks and the clouds crossing above San Francisco. Captured this view yesterday from my office building’s eighth floor after a multitude of meetings.
Happy Thursday, peeps!

World Hijab Day

Hijab (he-jabhe-gab is also acceptable).

I see it as my crown, my superhero cap, my microphone. A few years ago, I ranted about my personal thoughts regarding hijab, stating:

“I made this decision on my own at a young age when I learned the basic Islamic guidelines of hijab. So of course, there was a few times where I’ve checked the rear view mirror, reevaluated my decision and came to the realization that hijab was a part of who I am. So much so, that taking it off would not allow me to be myself. Hijab was not a fashion statement of mine -although I am quite fashionable thank you very much- but it’s a part of who I am as a Muslimah, a part of who I am as a person.”


Two Thirds of My Life, Worn Proudly – 31 August 2013

That sentiment still rings true for me today, on World Hijab Day. As I love my hijab so very much, allow me to bless you with a few of my rocking hijab looks, from as recent as my birthday just a few weeks ago and going back a few years, way back.

And please, if you have questions about hijab, don’t hesitate to ask me. If you need a hijab, I got you, sista! (and so will my boutique very soon, Insha’Allah.)

Video of the Day

Happy Birthday to me
Let’s head to the sea
For the dolphins to cheer and glee
Happy Birthday to me!

Alhamdulillah for a breathtaking experience of being out in the sea and among seals, otters, whales and dolphins for my birthday this past weekend.

World Photography Day

Today is world photography day and to celebrate, I thought I’d share with you all some of my photography work.

Mind you, I’m very much an amateur when it comes to photography but I’m proud of what I’ve learned in the last couple of years when it comes to capturing my two passions, food and travel with a few selfie attempts.

Photographs here were taken with a Canon ESR, Nexus 6P phone and my new Google Pixel 2 XL. Thoughts?

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National Selfie Day

For both #NationalSelfieDay and #ThrowbackThursday, thought I’d share my current (social media) profile picture.

It’s the first selfie I took a few days after arriving home from Qatar last summer. I was still jet lagged, silly excited yet overcome with emotions.

This selfie reminds me that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade with a little extra sugar. 💋 Stay silly my friends!