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#BlackLivesMatter / #IllrideWithYou / #PeshawarAttack

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The last few weeks has seen the verdict of Mike Brown's killer,the start of the #IllRideWithYou trend after the attack in Australia and the Peshawar Attack. I feel that all these incidences are important to me because I am  Muslim, Black,and a school child; these situations bring to light difficulty that are faced by all of these groups.
Lets start with the Ferguson Decision.
I remember in the summer how this case was first ignited on social media*1, which is where I first heard of Mike Brown, how he was attacked, and the uproar it caused in his home town of Ferguson.I couldn't believe how people shoot him in surrender, and was even more shocked when I found out that it was police man on duty who shot him down. The injustice upset me, as many people concluded that the only reason that he was shot was because he was black.
The This is when I then remembered that Trayvon Martin was another young man that was shot, and nearer to the jury's hearing in November a young black b…

Want This Wednesday: Feeling the Fur

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Its winter, so it that time of year where people bring out the long-loved fur to sweeten their look. Here are a few fur looks that I like.
1. The Fur Waistcoat 2. The Fur Collar




3. The fur Headband

Other fur assets can be nice, but these above are the wants of this Wednesday.
Buy my fur products, pretty, pretty please?

Children in Need: Dress Up Day

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Today is the day for Children In Need, where the BBC present a show where fundraising for multiple children's charities takes place, and many people get involved in the fundraising and the dressing up associated with this. Our school has a tradition of allowing the sixth form to dress up on this day, and since it was our first year of being able to do it, we were all really excited.It was difficult to decide, especially as there was a bit of pressure on having a good idea, but my friends and I eventually came up with the idea of dressing up as Rock, Paper Scissors. Sitting here typing this has actually made me realise what I did today, dressing up as paper and walking about was an experience I won't forget.
 We struggled,we looked silly, but it was funny and in the name of charity. 

Halloween and What's what 🎃👻

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So it's that time of year again. It's Halloween and I'm at home, sitting, waiting for trick-or-treaters to reject as they come to the door of my home.

Several people, shops and even Google recognise the day and many people participate by dressing up, trick-or-treating, having parties or egging civilians in the street. Others hate the day, detest it in the name of God, or just have no reason to like it.  But as I sit here, waiting to reject the little children coming to my door, I think to myself "What is Halloween, what are people actually celebrating or detesting?"

So my research began and I found out a few things about what Halloween really is.*1

It's actually "All Hallows' Eve", All Hallows' being all saints day celebrated by Christians (particularly Catholics I think) tomorrow. So, technically the day has religious sentiment. With Eastenders behind me*2 at the moment, Dot even says its a "day to pray for the souls that have departed…

Black History Month: Malcolm X

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Seeing as its black history month, I thought I have to make a post related to black history and the positive black figures history has to offer.

I'll start with Malcom X, a civil rights activist during the civil rights movement in America. He didn't have the best of starts, he grew up in a racist society that told him he could never put his good brains to use because of his skin colour.
"The turning point in Malcolm X's childhood came in 1939, when his English teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he answered that he wanted to be a lawyer. His teacher responded, "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic ... you need to think of something you can be ... why don't you plan on carpentry?" Having thus been told in no uncertain terms that there was no point in a black child pursuing education, Malcolm X dropped out of school the following year, at the age of 15."
He turned to a life of crime, went to prison, left priso…

It's been a month...

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Since I last made a post on this blog of mine. A whole month. Despite knowing I'll be busy due to things like my A-levels, I know I've just been lazy, and have procrastinated too much when it comes to blog posts. So in some sort of "compensation" for my lack of posts, I'm going to post what I've been doing in the last 30 days.

Learning to be ambidextrous

 So apparently it takes about a month, with sufficient practice everyday to be ambidextrous.  But have I been practicing everyday?  No, not really. Even holding pen is a task!
The first of October was Nigerian independence day, so I started this post about Nigeria which I never really saw the end of...


A lot of this case up. Ideas that were on my head but we're never put down or expressed. A shame really  I graduated from the NCS programme. Probably one of the most dragged out things ever, but I enjoyed it.

Reminiscing. "Throwing back" as its called. I love looking back on photos and remember pong …

'A-Level' Up *

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Literally, despite only being back at school for 1 and a half weeks, I feel the upgrade in intensity from what GCSE's were. It may actually be because I haven't had a proper form of learning or education in the last 3 months, but nonetheless, I'm feeling the effects of Sixth Form already.

I stayed in my school, and as much as I do wonder how it would have been if I had left, I always conclude with the idea that I did make the right decision in staying. The way I see it is that these two years are solely for getting into university, the easiest way of doing that being staying at my sixth form; in an environment that I'm comfortable and familiar with; both factors being those that I can use to my advantage.
I like sixth form, but at the same time I don't. I like being older in school and not having to wear the horrible uniform that I did, but there are downsides to the new academic life. Take having to wear your own clothes for example. Although I've just said t…

"Want This" Wednesday: Nike Air Max

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Recently I have found a few Air Maxs that I would like amongst all those that I dislike. Also, I've made them the 'want' of my post because I haven't got a pair, and I would really like one to add to my footwear and make it whole in some sense.



5. http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,20/2005492500
4. ( http://www.jdsports.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&productId=1090199 )

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2. 'All black' not only looks nice, but is easy to wear with anything. You can't go wrong with an all black. The reflective thing in the night is just an extra bonus. Any 'All Blacks' would do. http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/nike-air-max-1-reflective-pack-womens/132955/
1. Outfits with Air Maxs Outfits like these have persuaded me that these Air Maxs aren't as bad as I thought they were. They can actually look good as I have found below.








Buy me a pair of Air Maxs? Pretty …

OOT(o)D

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I was feeling pretty cool the other day, so This post is an OOTOD the extra O being for "other" as it wasn't today, rather the other day.