So recently, a sweet blogger (Nadia from Purple Journal! No linking on this app...check her blog out from the sidebar! ) asked, "When are you updating your blog LavendarClouds?"
Hmmm...been a while hasn't it? :p have I been busy? No, not really. I mean, I have loads to do...but I don't do it. :p For example, I'm taking online summer classes. Can i give you a tip? NEVER TAKE TWO SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES!!! :) it's the perfect method to easily procrastinate. (especially since I can't do assignments on my iPod). So, I've just been filling up deadlines and doing okay. Not my normal class attitude. Heehee. Then last week, our air conditioner broke. We stood it for a week (the repairman couldn't come until this Monday) and then yesterday it was hotter here than in Karachi! Anyhoo...so we have been hanging out @ my bro's house. (same neighborhood)
You know what's been really bugging me these days? Being called Auntie. For any non-desi person: an auntie is an older woman...somebody 20-30+ years older than you. It's a respectful name...if your not a early teenager. :p But SERIOUSLY! So far, I've been called Auntie, Dulhan Auntie (what??), and been 'guessed' to be my bhabhi. (somebody thought I was the new bhabhi) so, do I LOOK extremely old? Don't think so. My theory: desi people have a mindset that no one besides an Auntie-ish older person would wear full hijab. So, when they see me at parties wearing hijab they automatically assume "auntie!". And the desi's pass it on to their children who also have been calling me auntie. But ive been wearing hijab for a while now (3 years Alhamdulillsh!) so what's with the new trend? Idk but it's REALLY annoying.
Were Americans ever rude to you about Hijab?
Nobody has asked me this, but if they do, the answer is extremely ironic. No American, classmate or adult, has EVER said anything CLOSE to being rude. (besides this one African-American girl who insisted on seeing my hair on the bus. She didn't succeed) Americans were actually much nicer than the desi people. Nicer or you could say...less shocked? Like that one lady that told my sis, "your sister shouldn't have started wearing
hijab so soon. She will grow up and take it off." (apparently the woman had done so) and plenty of others who had been really SHOCKED! You know, the truth is, I had it really easy. My mom and sis wore hijab, and relatives in Pakistan wore full Abaya. It was VERY acceptable to wear hijab in my family; but it was COMPLETELY my choice. If I hadn't wanted to wear hijab, I wouldn't. So with such a perfect situation, I had no problem starting hijab. So no humongous thing for me to start at a young age. But just because most girls don't start until college, doesn't mean it's WRONG to start early. Seriously.
Okay, enough anger released. :p hehe