Sunday, 23 November 2014

Someday I will

I will be tweeting stuff that would be meaningful. Because I have terrible tweeting skills.

I will be sitting in a red bus in London, drinking lemonade.

I will be visiting Tumblr website HQ and ask them HOW DO YOU GUYS CONTROL THIS SHIZZ?

I will own a big expensive camera (whose current price scares me to death. $500, excuse me)

I will meet Ian Bohen and let him know that his character in Teen Wolf motivated me to be sassy and more sarcastic.

I will be a bird and poop on people's head for no reason because that's what they do.

I will write a book and it'll be called Her Poetic Escape. I'm a poetess whatcha think.

I will be bicycling on a road with flowers on the front basket of my bicycle because that's what pretty girls do. 

I will be famous and I will wear red lipstick to an award show.

I will be baking a cake on my birthday because I never baked a cake for my birthday.

This is a post for: BloggersGroupHug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. 

What will be on your Someday-list?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The rise of the fangirl


I'm that kind of person who takes fictional characters way too seriously. No matter if it's Snape from Harry Potter or Umar Jahangir from Amarbail, they're real for me and I'll be talking about them like I've known them for long or as they're some kinda family friends. That's who I am. So I made a new friend in college who's just like me (See:Bookworm and a writer) and we go on talking about our favorite books and characters. I've learned this great lesson in my life that if there's someone who can listen about your favorite books and your favorite characters without trying to shut you up, he/she is a keeper. Being a fangirl isn't an easy task, oh well.

There's one man in Harry Potter I HATED till the last part of the movie and then I fell in love with the character of Snape. It was the biggest shock that I EVER GOT from a character. Like he was shown all evil, the wicked man who killed lovely old man professor Dumbledore, the person who hated Harry Potter suddenly turned out to be the best man of the book! Snape won the game, in the end. If I watch that last part where Snape is dying 100x times, I'm going to cry 100x times.

Then there's Umar Jahangir, my MOST favorite character from my MOST favorite writer Umera Ahmed from her book Amarbail. In the start of the book, Umera Ahmed warned me that there are so characters in the book whom you would want to hate but you would not be able to do that. You'll eventually fall in love and maybe you'll regret that. I can't believe she was SO right about her words. Umar Jahangir is a bad bad bad person, he does all bad bad bad things but he's a good good good person too and a  little little little part of his heart is not dark. And that's why I love love love the way his character is. And when he dies in the last page of the book, I was like WHY YOU DID THAT TO ME MISS UMERA AHMED? 

And then comes another character by Umera Ahmed, Salar Sikander. Again, this character is bad. Or should I say psychotic in a wonderful way. He tries to kill himself many times just to experiment. Because his IQ level is 150 and he's curious about death and pain way too much. In short he's a bad person turns out to be a good person and I love this part. Umera Ahmed knows how to play with her readers emotions or sometimes screw them up.

Then comes Derek Hale from Teen Wolf. To be honest, it's not Tyler Hoechlin (the man who played Derek's character) whom is my favorite, it's the character Derek Hale. He's every villain's favorite in the show when it comes to beating, biting (because he's a werewolf, oh) and hitting or planning his murder. Every frigging villain likes to plan his murder. He's the most kind person yet with a hard mask of angry man on his face. Anyway, he kept me motivated to watch some of those boring episodes. The season 5 of Teen Wolf is due in 2015. HOW AM I GOING TO WAIT TILL 2015? 

And this sums up my whole fangirl-ness.


Who's your favorite fictional character. And why?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Creating my wonderland


Listening to Katie Herzig's Lost & Found feels magical, so does writing poems and this blog. When I pick up a pen and a paper, things change around me. I have this idea that one day I might be able to write a book and get it published but the only trouble is I have no idea what I am going to put in that book, a few poems maybe or a story that could be so sensitive that you'll cry. Or something like that. I am terrible at life planning or goals or whatever that helps you finding your directions in coming life. I can't do anything about it, I was born this way (Hint: Lame)

These days I am concentrating on poetry, I've found out that I am pretty good at this. Rhyming words and I are becoming friends and I can do A Poem A Day challenge with myself and maybe do a little cheating by skipping a day or two too but gosh I am the judge so it's okay.

I have started a poetry project in college called ProjectHer. The basic idea is to pick up some girls, totally different from each other, find out their choices, life tales, likes/dislike, what they do and what they hate to do and mold it into a poem. A Poem A Girl. College is a big big world and every girl out there has a unique story and totally different life experiences. I thought turning it into a poetry project would be amazing. I have written one poem so far for this project and that's for a friend. Farin and I are good friends and she's actually the first friend that I made there so I started this project with her. She's a singer and her voice is amazing.

I have complete plans to start ProjectHer in blogland too, so watch out and I'd love to hear if you have any words or suggestions about this. That's how we roll in blogland.

Oh and I didn't mean to keep this a secret on blog but I have a Tumblr now, just for my poetry. Because this blog is for ME and my stories (idk but this sounds selfish) and I needed a separate space for my poems. So drums roll and here's it: Her Poetic Escape. The word escape in the last means much to me. It's because when the reality gets shitty, I always love an escape to another world (See: Tumblr) So I decided that escaping into an imaginary world is crazy, I should build my own world. My very OWN WONDERLAND. This is it, my words and poems are my wonderland. Escaping to my own poetic world is the best option sometimes, it's powerful. I have 11 followers so far, it's been 2 weeks only so I can say this is progress!

So, what do you guys think all of this? :)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Blogging is wonderful // And a giveaway

Blogging is one of my greatest and most favorite adventures. When I started this blog, I had no idea people from different parts of the world would read me and I'll end up calling some of them my friends. And falling in love with blogging was never my plan but I did ;) Me and this blog had ups and downs but we survived, made it to 2 years and still growing. Isn't it wonderful?
Meeting new people and reading how they live their lives is amazing. I've found so many bloggers and writers that inspire me to blog and being in touch with them through emails and sometimes handwritten letters is my MOST favorite part. And through this blog, I was able to know how socializing and talking with new people works. It's always a pleasure to know more about another blogger. So today I'm introducing two lovely bloggers who sponsored my blog this month. And ta-da! There's a cute group giveaway too, a treat for you guys from our little team! 



Hey there! My name is Kirstie and I blog on over at The Semler Life. I am a mamma to a 1 1/2 year old ,who is a total daddy's girl. I am a full time student aspiring to be an author and a primary school teacher, All while trying to figure out the ropes of being a military wife. My husband is currently on Deployment with the U.S. Navy. which has caused these last 3 years of marriage to be a whirlwind. Each year holding a new adventure. We currently don't have a permanent address, but our temporary one is residing in Sunny California while my hubby is gone. While I was raised on the West Coast the East coast holds my heart! I am a country, southern drawl, DIY, Baker, writer and family loving gal. I'd love for you to follow along on our journey!



I'm a graphic designer and amatuer photographer living in the Deep South with my husband and two dogs. I have a slight obsession with handlebar mustaches, the color green, German Shepherd dogs, and 1970s home decor. When I'm not sewing, I can most likely be found lounging in my backyard with a book in hand and trying desperately to find a red wine I enjoy.
The Happy Cactus Shop was born about 6 years ago when I was searching for my flash drive in the depths of my purse. After what seemed to be 30 minutes of frustrated digging (in reality it was only 3 minutes) and pulling everything out of my bag, I decided that mere pockets were not enough to organize my purse. I created The Perfect Pouch to store all my small necessary items in and would never have to dig again!


In the years since my shop was started, I have focused on created bags, purses, and accessories that are not only practical, but also aesthetically pleasing. I use my background in graphic design to make every item something that you would want to display.My inventory is constantly growing with new and different items showcasing both fabrics and my own designs.
The name "Happy Cactus" comes from the fact that, try as I might, my house is where plants go to die. Only the cacti are "happy" with my version of gardening. I am currently the proud caregiver to 9 different cacti (and they are all happy).

Twitter - @HappyCactusShop // Facebook - The Happy Cactus // Instagram - @ari_pepper
Etsy - the Happy Cactus Shop // Pinterest - Ari • The Happy Cactus //  Website - theHappyCactus




Ari is giving away 10$ to her shop.

I'm giving away these cute mid rings.
Note: This item will be directly ship to the winner through a third-party website.


Kirstie is giving away 25$ iTunes giftcard.
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Noor is giving away this lovely bracelet.
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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Me and the Persian adventure


It's 9 November which means it's Iqbal day here in Pakistan. Allama Mohammad Iqbal aka Poet of the East is our national poet. He wrote poems both in Urdu and Persian. Now I should stop sounding like a teacher and get back to Areeba Da Blogger.
I've been reading him since I was a kid and his work is beyond wonderful. Like seriously, I was thinking how he thought all the concepts and stuff? I write poetry by myself and I keep telling myself that this man had something magical in his mind and soul. When I started college and took Persian as language, I knew I'd be coming across some of his poetry. And got ready for some Persian adventures because isn't it awesome to learn a new language and impress people around you who have no idea about it? #IAmSmart

Persian has been the best class for me. It's pretty much like Urdu but the accent is different. I just understand a few words of it but believe me I'm working on it and trying to improve my Persian accent (which pretty much sucks right now)

My first Persian adventure happened on 30 October when my college decided to celebrate Iqbal day a few days earlier. And I was chosen to read and translate a Persian poem by Iqbal. A Persian poem, on stage, in front of all the teachers and Chief guest and SO MANY STUDENTS! Me and my newly-found friend both were assigned for this little performance. And I was BEYOND EXCITED!

We practiced for like 3 days and my Persian's teacher was kind enough to bear my awful accent and helped me improve it. We did a great job preparing for it and when it was the day of performance, I felt like I was melting inside. All I was thinking was that there are going to be so many people and I actually have to climb a "real stage" and say stuff on a mic and face all those eyes looking at me and it's gonna be illegal to freak out on stage. People might throw eggs on me. Or hoot. Or make fun of me if I skip a line or make it worse. It'd be awful to forget what to say next and cry on stage. But fortunately, I didn't get the stage fright and I DID IT!


This is the front of our grand auditorium. Those curtains and big stage makes it look like a big deal to handle. We had those fairy lights, two dices and a cameraman. A PROFESSIONAL CAMERAMAN. The photos of all of us who performed will be coming out soon and I am gonna frame mine. My first ever official performance infront of real audience. I mean, real people staring at me and clapping for me in the end. Yes they didn't throw eggs.


Hi this is me on left.

Now there's a girl in my class who calls me Persian Girl. This is progress.

My college canteen makes the best french fries. And I had to include this picture because I can. And they look tasty.

So this is my first ever college adventure and I can see there are so many more coming. I am ready to take them all. It's all getting so excited and fun. I am glad my college doesn't suck as much as high school did. Good times.

Have you ever tried to learn a new language?

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Guys! I am so happy to introduce Dazzled Mag on my blog today. It's a magazine by young girls and shares stuff like feminism, life experiences, books and entertainment. It's so fun reading it because all of the stuff is written by teenage girls and their words and experiences are relatable. You'll soon see a few of my poems and articles there, so why don't you just check it out?