Hummus's blog


Who wears a poppy? Do you? If so, why do you? Have you ever faced any evil looks by other Muslims who wonder why you support such a cause? Have you ever felt pressured into wearing one, simply because a colleague or friend is wearing one and you feel you are obliged to do the same?

Do you not wear a poppy? If not, why not? Do you feel this is something that only White British people or the families of those who had ancestors participating in the war should do? Are you strictly against Britain involving in war overseas? Are you confused about how they should be worn?

“You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?”

It’s happened twice in a week, and they were both women. Anyone ought to have more class than this, but women — especially women — should damn well know better.

Last week, I was at the pharmacy and a friendly lady approached me.

“Matt! How are those little ones doing?”

“Great! They’re doing very well, thanks for asking.”

“Good to hear. How ’bout your wife? Is she back at work yet?”

“Well she’s working hard at home, taking care of the kids. But she’s not going back into the workforce, if that’s what you mean.”

“Oh fun! That must be nice!”

“Fun? It’s a lot of hard work. Rewarding, yes. Fun? Not always.”

This one wasn’t in-your-face. It was only quietly presumptuous and subversively condescending.

You really don't look awful *Serious face*

Being absolutely pleased with the way that Allah has created us as individuals is something that I need to work and maybe that's what you, person who is using your smartphone or sitting infront of a PC or laptop needs to work on too.

We can say "Yeah, I'm happy with the way I am" to make it seem like we're a little grateful but it needs to be said with firm conviction. Everytime you look into your mirror, tell yourself that you're absolutely pleased, without a shadow of a doubt with the way that you were created. Say it to yourself every time you look in to your mirror! 

Face blindness: Seeing but not seeing

I came across this idea of seeing but not actually seeing whilst I was spending some time on the net and I think it's absolutely fascinating. The more technical term is PROSPAGNOSIA. Once you've got the hang of pronouncing that correctly, I shall continue.

Basically, it's when you have an impairment that doesn't allow you to recognise faces. Being forgetful after seeing someone, several years down the line isn't what I'm talking about.

Research was carried out and it was found that people with this condition can see the eyes, the nose, and the mouth, what is known as the context - but they cannot see a person as a whole. They do not recognise gestures nor emotions.

OMG, Have you heard what Tommy has done?!

For people who've been keeping up with news, :O What do you make of it? Share your opinions, I'd like to know what you have to say!

Personally, I had the shock of my life! In all honesty, I feel like this move has been well thought out. I'm not going to buy into it and I assume that the underlying reason behind his actions are to encourage others to think that he is the "good guy" with a "good cause".

It's about time he realised that organising marches and demonstrations were very pointless and didn't achieve anything at all, except for a good day out in the sun. I'm glad in some ways, but this isn't an end to all the racism, hatred and islamophobia. It will go on, trust me!

How heavy is this glass of water?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

The story of my Graphical Calculators

On the 14th of May, three days before my Core 2 Maths exam, a tragic mishap occurred. My graphical calculator fell from my hands and whilst I stood in the kitchen, with my eyes closed, almost cursing my clumsiness, wishing that I was seeing things...

I turned my calculator around to find that the screen was cracked and the right hand side of it had stopped working. It was a very sad day indeed.

Worried about what I will use in my exam, I ordered a new one from Amazon, knowing that it wouldn't reach me in time. Thankfully, Mr C gave me his to borrow for the day of the exam.

*Eid Mubarak*


Eid Mubarak to all of you, regardless of whether you will be celebrating Eid tomorrow or on Friday. We pray that the blessings of Allah fill your life with peace, joy and prosperity. Sorry Revivalers, I had to reuse the one i made last Eid due to the shortage of time I have on my hands.