Word of the Day


(n.) speed or quickness

Synonyms: haste, swiftness, dispatch

pronounced “uh laak crih tee”

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Introducing the Word of the Day

Here’s random tidbit on my affair with Words…

Education begins at home or simply put, the emphasis on it! Had it not been for my parents’ persistent push towards the pursuit of education, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog.

But the acquisition of education is a whole new ballgame! How and what we learn is more or less driven by the quality of education we receive, the schools we attend, the teachers we are exposed to and the crowds we surround ourselves with.

Over the course of my 16 years of education, I must have been exposed to 25-30 sub-subjects which means different types and levels of Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, Histories and Geographies. The other day I was wondering (because I tend to wonder about random things) how much storage capacity does our brain hold. Is it 100 terabytes? 300 megabytes? Can it be measured at all? Then I started to think surely it would depend on the size of our memories, right? We know memories are limited but we also know with age our brains are prone to fading information. And at some point, we remember some and forget some. So how does the brain go about deciding what to store & what to rid itself of?

As an exercise in treating myself as the”subject”, I started on the quest to measure my memory by making a note of lessons I still remember. Rather quickly, memories flooded in.

I remember my Sociology teacher Mr. White cracking jokes.I remember my Geometry teacher Ms. Shehla volunteering to tutor me after school. I remember looking forward to my 10th grade Chemistry class. I remember my 11th grade English teacher turning Grammar into a fun hour. Why did my brain choose to filter these moments first? Because these moments had teachers who taught me something which stayed with me for a very long time. Mr. White showed us to be chill about stuff & absorb life with a cool eye. Ms. Shehla turned me into an A-class expert on Geometry which was my Math Kilimanjaro to climb. I was more or less a Chemist in the making after one semester in Ms. Fontenot’s Chemistry class. And the desire to learn new words I inherited in Mrs. White’s 11th grade English class remains a quest to this day.

Conclusion: I remember not what I learned in books but through those who taught me how!

With that said, Mrs. White, I dedicate my Word of the Day posts to you! You made me appreciate a language and encouraged me to keep mastering it.

Not all habits are made to be broken.

And we arrive at the end of my random tidbit on my affair with Words…

So…today’s Word of the Day is:

vegicationThe act of vegging out and doing nothing while on vacation because you deserve it!

I know, this is no Oxford material but I love the word, I love lethargy and I love vacations…

So tell me, is there a teacher who has inspired you?

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2015, Here We Come!

With 2014 lived (alhumdulillah) and left behind me, I wonder what few words of advice I would give to my younger self…

Buckminster Fuller


nothing haunts us


You are blessed

 Hajjdo not mock a pain

Just let it ride...

Just let it ride…


 “It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.” Sally Coulter


Just bloody enjoy life while it lasts…


Travel, travel, and travel…


Respect all forms of life!

You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders


Be careful of who you choose to listen to, and follow…

louis armstrong

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife, Lucille, in front of the Sphinx and Great pyramids in Giza, Egypt, 1961. It’s the little things you do for people that counts!

“Do things your future self will thank you for”

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…and then there are days when the mind wanders…

“It’s alright. Even birds take breaks from flying sometimes. If you’re frustrated, nothing will work out. You have to think that it’ll all go well.” Jonghyun, 140328 blue night (trans@ suncheonboy)Allah

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deep in thoughts

face wears a mask

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gets better Hagia Sophia

source The Vagabond Chronicles


source islamicthinking

leaves falling

source Morena Ponce

say it right snow the bride

source studdedhearts

the coffee

source seasaltandrosemary

the grave

source tinyraindrop


source sanctuary

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live life with no regrets

“What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.”

Chester Bennington

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