06 July 2015

At least my wall is boho

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After being in a constant battle between my wall posters that were about fandoms and wanderlust words, I gave up on my whole wall art for a little boho touch in my life. The dream catcher looks nice. The embroidery is galaxy themed if you were able to spot my eyes-closed, blushing at me moon and a few things from space. 

I might pretend to be a hipster very soon.


I'm reading Eleanor And Park and it's heartbreakingly sweet. I'm like halfway through it and keep peeking at Goodreads reviews just because I can't help it and I know I'm going to cry in the end (that's what many reviews said) and there are going to be a lot of feels. There are a lot of feels already. I like books that leave me emotionally disabled and this book is doing the same, god bless Rainbow Rowell. And on the other note, I PRETEND PARK LOOKS LIKE TROYE SIVAN MANNN.


More Troye. So Cara & Troye met and she turned him a piece of art. He looked like Frida Kohlo if you pay attention.


It'll be the end of first week of no Pretty Little Liars tomorrow. It's gonna be another empty week of no Pretty Little Liars again. But good things come to those who wait (WOT DO YOU MEAN) The main thing I've realized as being a PLL fan, you just keep waiting and it's just season 6 and still there's nothing about A/Bitch/Charles/Psychopath/GIRLBITCHGIRL.


That's all.

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03 July 2015

Broken Stars

Today was going to be a "personal post" kind of day, I had kept some pages of my journal to go public today but I guess there's something else more important I'd want to blog. 

My face. 
It's simple brownish pale face with many moles. It shines bright sometimes, when I'm with friends telling an old tale or a newly baked prank in my mind, or I'm in college auditorium, debating, talking on stage. It shines for whatever I hold inside. Sometimes I color my face with make up. Not to make it look differently but for there's a blog post I need to do or when I'm pissed or extremely happy or we can say when I'm emotionally disturbed. Sometimes I pat my cheek to check if my cheeks are really chubby as people say or it's just their imagination. I feel my face, whenever I touch it, I know it's the same simple brownish pale face as it was years before. Nothing has changed. 

Nobody has tried to ruin whatever is on it.


These are the stills from ARY tv's Ramazan telecast. Mussarrat Misbah brought all these women on the show to share their stories. Mussrrat is a famous Pakistani beautician. She has helped hundreds of acid attack victims. With donations, she pays for their medical treatment and then trains them for the workplace and basically give them a new life or I better say not just that, a new way of life. I saw all these women on the show, listened to their stories and all I was able to think was how strong they had grown after this happened to them. Each woman suffered, struggled & shined again. Whoever did this to all of these women thought it would make her go down, ruin the powerful women inside her or something more terrible like taking her own life. But that's the contradiction here. When you break a star, it's even brighter inside.

So that's what stuck in my mind than anything else. 

When a face is ruined, it's assumed that a person is ruined. The simplest theory is that face is all you've got. A big part of this society we're in believes it to be true. Sometimes, I really doubt the human beings I'm surrounded by. All these women with these burnt faces because of someone's cruelty are much more than a face, there's a whole wide universe under their skins. If only you're able to see right through them, the person who did this to them suddenly looks so small.

You know what it was actually like? It was like watching so many broken stars gathered together, everyone had a different story, all of them still shining, some of them even brighter. They were the real heroes of the moment. And I couldn't do anything except be proud of each of those strangers and learn a few things about being a strong woman, it doesn't matter what's on your face or what's missing or what's the aesthetic everyone's following, it's just what you choose to turn out after being twisted and broken and being mistreated by the beasts you can't do any harm to.

Women empowerment is amazing. 



29 June 2015

Good Muslim

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First thing first, I think it's time to grow up and add titles better than Useless Updates with a hashtag and a number. So the title this week looks better than useless updates #15. And I think it's poetic.

It's Ramazan guys. I love this month because everyone becomes so nice, their satans locked away, people trying to earn good points to jannah and good food. I came up with a little Ramazan visual art, trying to photograph a few simplest moments of the day.



The fine line between the dark & the light.

 Always counting yet trying to be tagged under the Good Muslim.

I have a little pep talk instead of really useless updates from the life of Areeba. I met a person, I wouldn't like to let you know if the person was a she or he. The person talked a lot, about everything but the main thing that person was telling was how much that person prayed and love Allah. It's not unusual when it's a religious time in your country so it didn't bother me much. But have you realized how awful is that? Loving your God or praying to God or praying for anyone is personal. There's a common perspective in society that if somebody is religious, he/she is good. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU LIVE PEOPLE. So when someone tells me that they pray a lot, I imagine a tattoo on their forehead telling LOOK AT ME PEOPLE I AM SO GOOD I HOPE YOU ALL THINK I AM GOING TO HEAVEN AFTER I DIE. Don't do this to yourself. It's 2015 and there are no saints between us. The only few holy people in this world would NEVER tell you how much they pray or much they love their creator or how holy they are. Beware of fake-holy-holy.
I just thought of giving y'all heads up.


For a real update, I'm working on an Asi drama themed post. It's a Turkish drama and I'm hopelessly obsessed with it. Actually I'm hopelessly obsessed with everything about Turkey. Somebody needs to take this problem of mine seriously and take me there. And more, I'm reading The Bastard Of Istanbul so the attraction to this country is irresistible. I need help. Talking of books, I just finished reading The Book Of Tomorrow and I felt this book more than I expected. I like having emotions upside down while reading a book.


And Karachi's heat is getting better, I'm not dying of dehydration anymore. 

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26 June 2015

Duh I'm a Minnie Mouse

There is nothing better than wearing a handmade hairband that almost makes you guess is inspired by Minnie Mouse and a very bright red lipstick on a very random day. Chic vibes, disney dreams, hopeless wishes of being a disney character at some point of your life and realizing you're still stuck in your old life etc. 

Well the news is, I have my very own very bright red lipstick now. I've never owned one before so it makes me realize I'm really turning 18 this August and that I'm going to have a national identity card and an imaginary freedom soon. And this hairband is recycled, I attempted another DO IT YOURSELF BABE thing and I must say, this one is so neat. This gives me hopes about starting my own etsy/small business when I pass college, have a degree and no job.
I just want to say, I'm a minnie mouse and I don't give a damn.

Having red lipstick and practically Minnie Mouse ears on (well they really look like Minnie Mouse ears) I think I felt really important to myself and patted my own self for finally looking like a fictional character that once meant so much to me (I still love her tho) I've had 2 sticker books of Minnie Mouse and I never shared them with anyone because it's not everyday you get a disney sticker book when you're in 3rd grade.

I got this red lipstick from Born Pretty Store guys, they have some real cheap make up that doesn't destroy skins of us beautiful human beings and actually gives perfect results. It's glossy and moisturizing (I never thought lipsticks could do that) so it's a win win. So if you're looking for a perfect red lipstick, I'd suggest you check this one out.

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xoxo,
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Till then.

22 June 2015

Useless Updates #14

Welcome to Useless Updates, it's the time of the week when I put unnecessary (or sometimes really important) updates from life on internet because that's a way of living.

It's Ramazan time that means fasting, fancy food, too much fried food, 10 bottles water intake in 5 hours and plans for eid. Everything was going fine and fun (I think there are so many fffffs here, talking of alphabets) until Karachi got into a heat wave scandal with nature. Basically, we're going to be dead because of this heat that we're having right now. I can imagine myself as a roasted chicken. This city is too much hot right now. Fasting and bad summertime don't really go well along, people get hurt. I hope it rains tonight.

And I've been making cloth patches with my favorite lyrics on them. Words on cloth are the best thing ever. I can feel my words on my finger and that's kind of magical.  


Teen Wolf is coming back in just a week and I'm prepared to have my emotions screwed up because the trailers & spoilers are so intense and dark that it hurts my stomach and I feel terrible about Lydia and Scott. There's no Derek Hale anymore so I feel terrible for myself, too. I kinda like that guy (I LIKE HIM TOO MUCH, but still Peter is my most fave)

Well I've started New Girl and I ship Schmidt & Cece so bad. No spoilers please, I'm on just 2nd season.

I was thinking if I am not dead by this heat wave, I might go out and do amazing stuff with my life like write a book or help street children. I wish it rains here before something really awful happens to me. God bless Karachi.


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