#262 Do you have the December Blues?

Decembers are always hard. For me, it is a month of nostalgia for the past year and for previous years. Since the month started, my own mortality has been creeping into my mind. The mortality of the people I hold dear too. Another year has gone by. It is only the first week of December,…

#164 I miss you.

December 16, 2012 changed my life. It was the day I lost my big brother, Yama. Today is his death anniversary. In the past, I always expected to be extremely emotional on his death anniversary but honestly, you become emotional if you allow yourself. I think about him then I cry. It doesn't matter what…

#29 You don’t do Easter? Then what are you?

A customer walked into my job and said “Happy Good Friday.” I said, “I’m a Muslim.” “Oh…HAPPY EASTER then!” I just stared at her and mumbled thank you. I did not want to continue this conversation because I might accidentally insult her. America is a melting pot of different cultures and religions especially Los Angeles.…