Sunday, 11 October 2009

Hijab - a form of oppression?

Many people has asked me how I feel about wearing a hijab, or a headscarf as some people call it. Well, the first main reason would be - it is part of my religion, for women to cover their body from strangers and people who has no right to see their body.

Secondly, I know hijab is a way to protect me and avoid sinful and shameful acts. Protect me in what way you may wonder? It's to protect me from lustful men and it avoids me from being the target of rapists etc. I mean, think about it, if I cover my body, men won't be as attracted or tempted to come near me, flirt with me and sleep with me, only for the sake of fulfilling their sexual desire. But then, if that was the case, who would want to marry me, you ask? That is a really good question and I've got a really good answer ;) Good men would not pick a wife by their body shape or how many guys she's slept with. They would not even want her to be the attention of other guys, let alone their hands. They would want their wives to be modest, independent and able to take care of herself - let her be confident with her own beauty, not dependent on make-ups and tight jeans. Let her be powerful - in terms of knowledge, and not how good she is in seducing other men. So, I'll get a good man in return, I mean, who would want to get married and be left for another 'sexy' woman?

Thirdly, I know I'm free - free from the pressures most girls face - pressures on how to look good, what make-ups I should use, how I should use it. To be fairly honest, I couldn't care less about make-ups; I'm not a tomboy, I just don't like having people looking at me as if I'm their dinner or something. Saves money as well! :D

Because I'm running out of time, I'll leave you with a couple of good videos that can be related to our subject here. Enjoy! :D

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sports over computing?

Don't know the exact date but I dropped computing, Yay! I know before this I said I wanna have my own business in the computing industry, but, fact of the matter is, I didn't know what I was talking about! lol xP Anyways, it was getting too stressful for me as sir kept on giving us new homeworks to be handed in the day after, plus, I was getting rather put off in computing actually. The class was boring - I'd rather do maths than the work given in the class! That was how bad it was! :(
Why sports you ask? Well, basically, a friend of mine did sports and seemed to enjoy it. So, I was like "Is sports alright?" and she was like "Yeah! we do badminton in practical" (ie my fav sport) So, I was like, "Oh, I want that!" which brought to my decision to drop computing for sports. Plus, I thought sports would be a bit like a 'stress-release' for me C:. And it is! Except - it includes biology and psychology in theory lessons. I have no problems with psychology, in fact, I wanted to drop computing for psychology at first, but because there were too many people doing the course, the school won't let me. Personally, I think Biology is alright, I mean the human body is something interesting to learn about - it's just the terms that I'll need to remember is the problem. But, I guess I can't tell sir I wanna do sports just for the practical lessons T.T.

AS level!

3rd September 2009 - I'm a year 12 now! No more uniforms and no more 6 lessons in a day - free times! Plus, the students are more matured as well! ( I think)
But, the downsides - I have every four subjects every single day - Business, Computing, Maths and Further Maths. 2 Maths lessons on a Monday, and that's not including Futher Maths yet. T.T. Why I picked these subjects? Well, really there's a simple explanation for it. I picked business and computing because I want to set up my own business when I grow up, possibly somehing to do with computers. Maths and Further maths, I picked them because I love them! Joke! To be honest, I don't really know why I picked them really, just for 'fun' I guess? xP My friends said further maths is just suicidal..huhu..T.T Is it that hard!? Yes - it is! as I've just found out.
At the start of term, it really was stressful for me. I mean, imagine having so many homeworks in a day, and having to catch up with the holiday homework that you didn't do. Now let me explain myself before you get any ideas - the holiday homework was set during induction day, the day on which I forgot to go to school, which means I didn't know where to get the homework, and I did ask a friend where I could find the work, and found out the site she told me to look at actually has no work. I only found out about the work a day before school starts.T.T Who knew Year 12 could be so hard? *Sigh* :(
But, fortunately, I've learnt to chill a bit more and take things slowly and am getting less stressed now, alhamdulillah.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Results day!!

27th August 2009 - Getting ready to go out to get my GCSE results. Don't know what to expect. I mean, since the start of year 11, I hardly revised at all. And what's even worse - I hardly touched my subject books, even during the examination month, not even a single past paper booklets did I look through. :(( Well, maybe I exaggerated a bit there. I did read some and went on the internet to do 'further research and studies', at least, that's what I intended to do - until I found myself on facebook, chatting with my friends and playing some games, after what was meant to be 'a minute or two on facebook'.

*Sigh* And today's the day I'm getting my results, and my head wonders, did the time I've 'used' on facebook pay off? Or has it paid out? *Sigh* T.T

Whoever knew time would go so fast? And now I'm in year 12, getting stressed every minute! Well, maybe not every minute, I'm not a PhD student yet! xP

My results you wonder? Well, I got an overall pass, if that's enough, and I had loads of people saying "Well done, Nab!" But still, I think I could've done better - if I spent more time on studying and revising rather than going on facebook 24/7. I mean, on my maths mock exam, I got an A*, I was the first in my class. But unfortunately, my overconfidence and laziness dropped it to a B in the real thing. T.T. How shock I was - my mum was seriously dissapointed and you can pretty much guess how she was like - how most mums would be like!

I got a higher distinction (equivalent to A and A*) in PE, 6Bs and 3Cs. It's not so bad when you think about it. At least I didn't fail GCSE and I don't have to have re-takes this year. But, it's not good enough to me and my parents, and trust me, it's not because I'm trying to stress myself or anything like that - it's just that it won't be enough for me to apply for scholarship back in my country - at least - that's what we think - the competition there is just too high! So, instead of going back to my country this year, we've decided to change the plan and let me stay here for another one year.*Sigh* and I was looking forward to going back home T.T . Well, guess it was my fault for not studying - my parents will be glad to know I've learnt my lesson! C: Next up - AS evel! I need to score this one to get into Uni - not that much, 4As would be enough! x))

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