Been a long time. Day 3 in school. Western civilizations class and then watched the movie Valmont. Actually a re-make of the movie called Dangerous Liasons (John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, Michelle Pffeifer). Had a computer class with Shekhar and Mr. Fox. We worked on the data structures assignment. Delia was not in Physics class. Tanvir was missing as well. Business English has a stupid test. Lunch was ok. CBC is covering the possible closure of Merivale High School.
Spent the spare period in the ESL room with Yosra, Alidhooh, Deqo, Harry and Muhammad. Khadro is in my group for Calculus. We had to present today. Efim somehow learned my nickname at home and kept teasing me by calling me "beta mani"
I'll write everything that happened over the summer pretty soon. I've been reading The Idiot by Dotoveysky. Slept after school. Had nightschool today. Got 95% on the exam. 75% on the last test. I'm in class with Chandonette, Salma, and Aisha.
Skid is starting his job at Taima Corp. from November 9th. Good for him. It's online tech support... just for the experience. He's still working on his GENERATIONS mod for Quake 2. It rocks!
Have you ever written in the dark before ? It feels really weird. Right now I can just see my hands moving on a white sheet. I can barely see the dark shapes that I am making on the face of this page.
Anyway, paa came in the room at 1 AM and told me to go to sleep. I said sure. Turned off the computer and then went to bed. And now it is 2:16 AM and I still haven't fallen asleep. So, I said, "what the heck, let's start writing again". And that's what this is.
So, how was today ? Pretty goodÃ‚Â I should say. I woke up at around 2. Maa and Paa were worried that we haven't been able to spend time together lately. They went to Montreal about 3 days ago and came back late at night. The next day they went to Toronto. They spent the night there. Came back and then immediately went to Shaheen family's house. I have started to dislike them now for oh-so-many reasons.
Anyhow, I got up and Paa, Maa left to meet Mr. Shaheen again. Shekhar called and we decided to go watch a movie. Today was Saturday so the ticket was for $6.50. He arrived at 3:50 PM and I told him about my new record of staying online: 12 hours and 38 minutes.
We called Tanvir and asked him if he wanted to join and said sure. So, we left to go to Merivale Mall and bought OC Transpo busÃ‚Â tickets. 10 tickets for 7 dollars and 50 cents.
On to South Keys cinema via Bus #176. Bought the tickets and then popcorn. We watched There's Something About Mary. It was hilarious. So damn funny. "We have a bleeder", "Is that hair gel?" After that, we sneaked into Ever After: A Cinderella Story. Tanvir wanted to watch that and so did I. Drew Barrymore was awesome in the movie.
Got home around 10:30. Then I drove and took Shekhar to his house: 20 Drewberry Crescent.
Dinner was koftay (meatballs). Read a little bit of I, Asimov. Thrawn played Quake. Then I went on ICQ at 12:45. Paa told me to go to bed at 1. Now, I'm just lying here.
Listened to Re-United after a long time. Wow, its 2:26 AM now.
God, when am I going to sleep. Skid is visiting from Toronto on the 23rd. Together again after 2 years.
School will be starting soon as well.
Lately Saif has been very friendly. The reason ? Well, he think Shajiya's out to ruin my life hahaha. Poor nut. Just because me and her call each other every now and then doesn't mean that we're desperately in love or something. I have to admit, it is quite thrilling. But come on, I don't know why Shajiya and Tanvir & Swetal do not get along with each other. It's all some complicated mumbo jumbo. Tanvir doesn't mind. In fact, he told me he would be friends anytime anywhere if she agrees to talk. But Shajiya really hates him. Truly Madly Deeply. I haven't seen such hatred anywhere. And I am the goat stuck in the middle. Sucks eh? Both of them are good people and I enjoy the company of both of them. But alas, they don't get along together. But if they had been friends, it would've been wicked. Interesting how the meaning of the word "wicked" has changed over the years. From something meaning evil to something meaning cool.
skids been here since saturday. he brought his PC with him. he overclocked it and is running it at 250 Mhz. also he got Win98 from somewhere. Its not that different. Almost the same. Its not as different from Win95 as Win95 was from Win 3.1. This one has got Internet Explorer incorporated into the OS so that they would kick Netscape's butt.
I wrote an essay about myself from a third person point of view. Wrote it for Shajiya and gave it to her cause she was going to the Imam Baara everyday. Its so weird. The Shiya's mourn the death of Imam Hussain more than they mourn Hazrat Muhammad's (pbuh). Does that make any sense? Its like a totally new religion.
Anyway, I met this guy, Arup, today during lunch. He's an Indian and goes to Sir Robert Border (SRB). He's cool. Like we were friends in 3 minutes. He had the nerve to ask Shajiya if she was my gf. As if... But I was more surprised at the reply, "No! I love him. He's my brother" Okay...
Played cricket today too. Then we went home together after that. She was near her building and waited there for 3,4 minutes and then said, "I want to walk you home cuz I feel like it." Okay sure.
Saif has this far fetched theory. He's saying her mom must've advised her to get closer to me so that she can hook us up later in life if she felt like it and then marry us together. You should've seen me laughing my head off after hearing that.
Nick went to England today. His sister is getting married. skid and sunny played Starcraft and Quake together via Serial Cable. I finished Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. Mukul wants me to run for Co-Prez. I have to write a Bio, Chem, and English test tomorrow. English and Chem are easy but for Bio its some stuff on evolution. Yesterday I had a Math test. God, so much to do.
Went to Charania today too. Everything's fine. Those cramps were from those antibiotics I had been prescribed when I was in the hospital for the appendix pain. Ya, never got around to write about that. Shajiya, Tanvir, Saif, and Mukul visited me there. Talked to puppa who was in KSA and was really worried too. Mumma visited me everyday and stayed at the hotel for long hours. It was very nice of her.
Puppa went back to KSA today. Yup, again. This time to send over our packed luggage and to repay Dr. Farooqui. Didn't do much today. Went with Shaheen Uncle and Aunti to drop off Puppa. Some other people where there too. Skid is in Etobicoke. Faisal Bhai is moving out of Manotick to these apartments near Prince of Wales and Hogs Back.
ICQ => Maya, Jbear, Mopy, Jeanette, Vera, Scott, Matt Church. Bio Ecology Notes exchange. Personal response in ENGOA. HOD sucks. Shimmi=>Tori Amos.
Caught a light sneeze. Went to the mall for envelopes. Thrawn opened his own ICQ account. Talked with Alidooh for an hour or so. English test tomorrow on Wuthering Heights. Good ending btw. More Biology notes at night. Dangerous Minds (Michelle Pffeiffer), and Junoon are pretty good.
So it's February 19th. Exactly one year since I left Saudi Arabia. Do I remember all of those who came to bid me farewell ? Of course and I will remember them always. I remember I went to Kamran's house and then Hussam came there. We went to Sheraz's house and then to Imran's. Amir wanted to bid me farewell and then there was Talha and stuff. Sadia bid me farewell. Then along came Sherazam, Fowad, Shahzeb, Jojji, Fahad, Hammad, etc etc. It was awesome.
The first 6 months after moving to Canada were hell but after we moved to Nepean, life has become worth living again. Something unusual happened today. After praying in the ESL room, me and Alidooh, and Mohammad walked to dooh's locker talking about different stuff. And I was standing in the corridor facing Alidooh's locker. Aisha came and opened her locker. I was in such a position that I could directly see into her locker. And you know what I saw in there ? A locker combination written in a marker. Its just amazing how fast the brain works. I immediately remembered that once during period 6 I was standing in front of my locker getting some stuff out and Aisha came from Mr. Piper's class and opened her locker, glanced inside, and then opened Shajiya's locker. And here was this combination 52-45-22 staring at me. Damn man. It could only be Shajiya's combo.
I ordered myself not to get over enthusiastic about this discovery. So I patiently waited and then went to Chemistry's class. And then there was his fight inside of me. Should I or shouldn't I ? You know the outcome. After about 5 minutes of class I went out and checked the combo. Holy shit it worked! This is amazing. By Jove, I know it. Damn, I know it. I was laughing so bad inside. What kind of idiot writes someone's combo in huge letters in his/her locker ? heeheehee.
Swetal asked me today whether me and Tanvir had ever discussed about her. So i spent the period blabbing away about how Tanvir thinks the world of Swetal and some other stuff like that. It appears that when Tan & Swetal went out for the first time on 13th February, Shajiya hated it. That was this year by the way. And Shajiya kinda used Tanvir somehow somewhere. I don't know the whole story.
Harry didn't come today. Yeehang wants to borrow the Solid Gold Game CD. Tomorrow is PD Day = No School. Puppa mumma are gone to Toronto. LOAD by Metallica rocks. I borrowed Our Lady Peace's Clumsy from Nick. Skid is in a band now called WAJD which means utter devotion or something. Cool name. Dooh wants to go over to Harry's house on Sunday. He wants to scan some stuff. I want to scan my guitar pic. His house is amazing. Two awesome computers.
Today bought a slice from Pizza Pizza for $1 buck. Actually what happened is that Saphiya came to our locker and asked me and Alidooh if we wanted to share in the Pizza Fund that they were collecting. She was looking for 2 bucks. I had one and gave it to her. She said she would return it but when we were in the ESL room, she took a slice out of the box and said, "Hey sikander, this is your slice cause you gave us some money." I accepted it cause it would be really awkward to ask for money instead.
I didn't have any more lollypops in my locker. Efim took the last one But I do have 11 cokes in there. Got them from Shoppers Drug Mart for $2.49. Great deal. Will go and watch Titanic this tuesday. The friggin picture is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. It got 14 oscar nominations so I want to watch it. Tanvir said, "Aachii picture hai yaar" and Shajiya said, "If you haven't seen Titanic, you haven't seen anything." Well, I guess I'll have to wait and see.