Hey everyone, me again. In the near future you may notice things change around my blog. For a while now I’ve wanted to work with other people and companies, I’ve wanted to incorporate lifestyle posts on my blog. Naturally, I don’t like to share what I’m doing in my life but I think this will be an interesting experiment for me. I’ve been inspired by a lovely friend of mine who I think is a fabulous blogger.
I decided that you guys don’t really know much about me so I would share 5 things about myself, I was hoping in return you could each share one thing about yourselves – but you don’t have to.
I went to Coventry University
I still think the best thing about the University was the tutors in the English department. The books I studied were not just by British writers and that is part of the reason I loved my degree. The lecturers were fantastic because they were passionate about what they were teaching and that really came across. Being at University was one of the first times in my life I actually had an inkling of what it would mean to be independent, I started to develop my personal identity, so my time at Coventry University was incredibly valuable.
I’m a Pasthun – so I can speak Pashto
Not that I would want to hide it, but it is more obvious to people that I am a Muslim than it is that I am a Pashtun. For the most part, I’ve always struggled with my culture because I’m never really known what it should mean to me or how it should sit within my identity. According to Wikipedia “Pashtuns make up the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan”, but my Mother was born in Pakistan and so was my Grandmother. I believe my Grandmother’s mother was also born in Pakistan but after my Great Grandmother I don’t know what my family tree looks like and my Mother was never told either.
As a bonus point: I can also understand Hindi and Urdi, I could possibly have a very broken conversation with someone in Hindi if I really had to. Watching all those Indian movies as a child really did pay off!
I’ve never had any alcohol
It’s not permissible in my religion to drink alcohol, so yes I’m basically one of the very few people in my profession who doesn’t drink. It’s a conversation that people are equal parts fascinated and horrified by. I really don’t care to drink either. I like being in control of my body, I don’t care to use alcohol as stress relief so I don’t see any upsides to having a glass of wine.
I learnt the dance…
I learnt the we’re all in this together dance from High School Musical and can actually still perform it – don’t even ask me why or how. I will always ship Troy and Gabrielle and there is nothing you can do about it. Zac Efron was the heart throb when I was a young teen, what else did you expect?
My middle name starts with J
…And unless I’m legally obliged to tell you my full name, I will never tell you my full name, ha. Oopsy, you can guess all you like I will neither confirm nor deny. I just really dislike my middle name, it’s so redundant because I never use it, I wish I could just remove it but I’d have to change my name by deed poll and nobody has time for that.
So, there you are. You know 5 things about me that you never knew before! Is there anything that you weren’t expecting? Did you know these things about me already?