Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 1st November
There’s nothing like a scrumptious crisp yet soft texture of indulging into some vibrant coloured macaroons! Here are some from Crema.
Monday, 2nd November
Another day of getting more toothpastes. Often times, the toothpaste in my bathroom runs out and I tell myself to tell my parents to get some more. However as soon as I step out of the bathrooms, life spins me around in its routine that I forget, for as long as even a week.
Tuesday, 3rd November
Look familiar? This is the Ishihara colour chart helpful in diagnosing colour vision defect (better terminology than colour blindness which is very rare). One can either have a colour vision defect of a specific colour; red, green or blue, or even more like orange or yellow. If yyou don’t have colour vision defect, you should easily be able to read 16 on the left and 73 on the right. However, one shouldn’t test their colour vision through a picture like this; they should have the Ishihara chart in front of them in real space and time.
Wednesday, 4th November
I went over to a friend’s house for some dance practicing. Here’s a click from her terrace.
Thursday, 5th November
Today we learnt an aspect of trauma life support; how to put on a cervical collar. This is important as if one comes across a person who has undergone trauma, such as a road accident, it is vital that you stabilise the neck so that incase there is a fracture of the cervical vertebra, it doesn’t pierce the spinal cord and lead to paralysis or weakness of motor function, and also impair breathing as the nerves that supply the diaphragm come from the neck.
The collar looks like this which you wrap firmly around the neck and then tape blocks on either side of the neck. However, if you do not possess these equipment, just stabilise the neck and tell someone to call an ambulance and keep it stable until they arrive.
Friday, 6th November
Tonight, we celebrated my sister’s Dholki, i.e pre-wedding celebration. It was outdoor and the main stage is shown above. The venue is carpeted so the kids sit on the ground. On the ground in the center, there is a Dholak, i.e a drum, that a woman beats while everyone chants to some local folk songs about marriage and companionship. Afterwards, everyone danced and then enjoyed food and of course, each other’s company.
Saturday, 7th November
Today we had a Dua, i.e prayer, in the same place the next afternoon. In this event, Hamds, i.e poetic way of praising Allah without any music involved, Naats, i.e poetic way of praising our Holy Prophet (SAW) without any music involved, and a talk about how the marital life of the Holy Prophet (SAW) serves as a sweet, comforting role model for couples. The event was very enjoyable and especially serene because of this view behind the lawn
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