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Sometimes life throws you an
unexpected curve ball,
but HE
is beyond worthy adjectives,
we are the odd trans-Asian Skype call
of laughter, tears and fears.
A friendship
filled with the unconventional ‘I told you so’s,
unsolicited advice that needs to be said,
and arms that are forever open; no judgment.
Something that
doesn’t break each other down,
but silently builds us up.
He might not be my closest friend,
yet HE
kinda is my best friend.

Why I wrote this:
Do you have that friend that you don’t talk to everyday but when you do it’s like no time has passed at all? That friend who is so close that no matter the distance and changing time zones, the friend is right there with you? This piece was for that friend.

The patient (v.)


Now while you are
battling your own demons,
I will be all the mercies you are to me,
for you!
Because in all your magnificence,
the best you have taught me is
the grace of

Why I wrote this:
My best friend is the most patient person I know and in Arabic it is pronounced As-Sabiroun. He is going through some personal things and just like he has shown patience when I was going through my personal battles, I shall adopt patience with him because of him.

Expiration Date


Life is life. People come and go. Sometimes, just sometimes you find the right person. Someone who you can trust and you can tell your whole world to because they get it. Let yourself go because you know that person can bring you back from the deepest, darkest, scariest parts of yourself. Parts that you don’t even want to acknowledge exist. They will always be the best part of you. They will be the truth in murky waters of lies.

But what if you know deep down that this amazing choice in life comes with an expiry date? How do you deal without a best friend? How do you take life and all the joys and sadness without that one person to share it all with you?

I can cope with life. I’ll be strong about it. But I will never be the same without you.

Friendships that great should be lived and appreciated it like today is the last and final day. Friendships should last your lifetime, or their lifetime. Anything short of that is wrong, incomplete and a short cut through life. All you need in your journey through life is a best friend. And notice that it’s singular.

Here’s to you B! You are the best friend I have, and hopefully the only one I will ever need. You are half of my life line. You are my diary. You are my sanity.

“And up until now I had sworn to myself that I’m content with loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk, but you are the only exception.

One day when the sky is falling, I’ll be standing right next to you.
This world can seem, cold and gray, but you and I, are here today,
And we won’t fade into darkness, because looking up, there’s always sky.

Where it’s all a blur, you are the hard line, in the disorder, you are the peace sign
It’s getting hard to know if I’m on the tracks or off the beaten road
When no truth ever easily shows, so I’ll follow you no matter where you go.

Can’t erase, so I’ll take blame, but I can’t accept that we’re estranged.
I’ve got a tight grip on reality, but I can’t let go of what’s in front of me here.
If you’re not here, I’m paralyzed, without you
I can’t look, I’m so blind, I lost my heart, I lost my mind.”

Who Knew


I’m having a hard time expressing what I feel. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel anything. But there is a lot I have to say, a lot I want to say, but I don’t know how to say it.

“There now, steady love, so few come and don’t go
Will you won’t you, be the one I’ll always know
When I’m losing my control, the city spins around
You’re the only one who knows, you slow it down”
-The Fray

I’ve moved schools more than any normal child without a reason. Best friends have come and gone. Distance and neglect, dust of long ago. But you stuck through these years we’ve share. You stuck through.

I always said with such pride. You’re my best friend. It was true, guess it still is. I have so much memories of all the times you’ve been there for me. My adviser, my friend, my big brother.

As time progressed, I trusted you completely. There was such little I didn’t share with you. The good stuff, the bad stuff and the terrible stuff. But I don’t think you realize how much weight your words carried.

You were my rock through all my storms. You were my boost when I was feeling low. You were my savior when I was sinking. You were my smile when I was happy. You were my music. You still are.

I call you my big brother, but you were never that to me. You were always more. A guardian. That’s what you were. You could see through me. Never a discouraging word. Go. Explore. Live your life.

I did, I am living me life. And if I fall, I know you are there to catch me. And I love you for all that you are. For caring silently. For sharing. For letting me be a part of your life. I will never let you go.

“I shall keep you in my memory, when I’m feeling empty. I shall leave out all the rest.” -Linkin Park *revised*

H.A.G.S. [Less photographs, more silence]


Someone once told me, “There is no need for photographs when there are things such as memories.” That was four years ago. Then I was too young to understand what that meant, but today I learnt the true meaning of that statement.

One has many friends, but one has only a few best friends. How do you know the difference? Its really simple actually. Your best friends are the ones that shine the brightest when the tunnel seems so dark and hopeless.

They may not always be there for you, but they miracluously appear when things are at its worst, like they come inbuilt with an emergency sensors. And whether its through words or silence, laughter or smiles, life seems better.

Somedays, I just wish to sit in silence. Take a backseat and watch them live their lives. Hear what they have to say, to themselves and to others and to me. And sometimes silent movies say much more than those that aren’t so.

Friendship is like a love affair. You need trust to build it on. Faith that your friend will do what they think is best for you. Hope for the future. And most importantly love and respect for that person.

Photographs bring back nostalgic pasts, memories forgotten. But when you are surrounded with people you love wholeheartedly and who love you back equally, those memories stay steadfast in your mind, everlasting.

Memories of words, memories of time, memories of laughter, memories of gratitude, memories of love, memories of thoughtfulness, memories of taunts, memories of tears, memories of greatness and memories of weakness.

Friendship is beautiful. A beautiful part of life. There are no amounts of photographs that can capture an essence of a friendship, but there are no words to describe the amounts of memories that build one.

It goes through its rough patches and it has its golden moments. It provokes greatness, teachs important life lessons, and opens ones eyes to the real world. It is forever, even past life.

“You can be my best friend, and I’ll be your Valentine” -Fergie

Till death do us apart…

[To everyone special in my heart – thank you]

I miss you


We were once as thick as thieves,
but now distance only allows supple attachments.
Rain or sun, I still miss you guys.

Teddy with your quiet assurance,
and always being there for me.
My mountain, I miss you.

Hani with your bluntness,
and irrate ability to drive me up the walls.
My guidelines, I miss you.

Konika with your surge to excel,
and comicality, pushing me forward too.
My drive, I miss you.

Zaynab with your witty sarcasm,
and your depth, which is a killer.
My partner in crime, I miss you.

Meet, we shall, at the place we call home.
To reminisce and share thoughts, smiles and tears.
Occasionally, to make up for all this loss.

Together forever,
if not by distance, atleast in heart.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow