Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I talked about wanting to have a second child and wanting to go learn Arabic in Egypt during maternity leave and ever since before Nora was born I planned on continuing my studies. I was nothing concrete but I was thinking of either studying to become a teacher or a social worker. Since yesterday, something clicked and made me realize that it has to be teaching.
Posted by Candice at 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Prayers for the brave Egyptian population protesting against the corrupt government. Safety and success to them!! Protests all over the country are planned for Friday after Jumah and the government has just blocked the internet from Egypt to keep the devastating brutality that will happen away from media. Pray for Egypt please, they will need it.
Please check out We Are All Khaled Said website or Facebook page. Read about his story and what they are fighting for.
Posted by Candice at 3:18 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
We played poker on Saturday. Well, I didn't play because I simply can't *do* games that require acting (/deception/lying) so I just sat there beside my friend and looked at her hand while she played and didn't do anything else. My husband loves to play cards and he had two of his friends over to play. We had a good time, but obviously the gambling aspect is a big no-no in Islam.
Luckily they didn't mind playing without money so it was just a game of chance for fun. We have no problem at all about that since the risk involved is imaginary... making it not be gambling as far as I'm concerned. BUT originally the plan was to each put in 5-10$ and for the winner to take the pot, which is gambling. To sidestep this, my husband said he'd give everyone their money back if he was the one who won, and he'd consider his 5-10$ a fee for playing if he lost. Personally, that makes a lot of sense since he'd have no way of winning. Meaning no risk involved making it not gambling either.
What do you think? Any Muslims here also like to play card games or gambling-style games? Do you also sidestep the gambling issue in a way like this?
Any non-Muslims also not fans of gambling? Do you avoid it fully or just "play responsibly" as they call it?
Posted by Candice at 3:03 PM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I certainly am! I feel very comfortable in my life these days - just satisfied. I guess that's why I haven't been finding anything to post about.
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Monday, January 3, 2011
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
I really wish I didn't care at all what people thought but it's just not the reality. I'm not the most conscientious but at the same time, I definitely let others affect what I do and how I do it. Why else don't I wear hijab in my city? Why else do I not say things I want to say sometimes? Why else do I follow the norm and walk instead of dance toward my destinations?
Posted by Candice at 9:15 PM