locker and pizza

So it’s February 19th. Exactly one year since I left Saudi Arabia. Do I remember all of those who came to bid me farewell ? Of course and I will remember them always. I remember I went to Kamran’s house and then Hussam came there. We went to Sheraz’s house and then to Imran’s. Amir wanted to bid me farewell and then there was Talha and stuff. Sadia bid me farewell. Then along came Sherazam, Fowad, Shahzeb, Jojji, Fahad, Hammad, etc etc. It was awesome.

The first 6 months after moving to Canada were hell but after we moved to Nepean, life has become worth living again. Something unusual happened today. After praying in the ESL room, me and Alidooh, and Mohammad walked to dooh’s locker talking about different stuff. And I was standing in the corridor facing Alidooh’s locker. Aisha came and opened her locker. I was in such a position that I could directly see into her locker. And you know what I saw in there ? A locker combination written in a marker. Its just amazing how fast the brain works. I immediately remembered that once during period 6 I was standing in front of my locker getting some stuff out and Aisha came from Mr. Piper’s class and opened her locker, glanced inside, and then opened Shajiya’s locker. And here was this combination 52-45-22 staring at me. Damn man. It could only be Shajiya’s combo.

I ordered myself not to get over enthusiastic about this discovery. So I patiently waited and then went to Chemistry’s class. And then there was his fight inside of me. Should I or shouldn’t I ? You know the outcome. After about 5 minutes of class I went out and checked the combo. Holy shit it worked! This is amazing. By Jove, I know it. Damn, I know it. I was laughing so bad inside. What kind of idiot writes someone’s combo in huge letters in his/her locker ? heeheehee.

Swetal asked me today whether me and Tanvir had ever discussed about her. So i spent the period blabbing away about how Tanvir thinks the world of Swetal and some other stuff like that. It appears that when Tan & Swetal went out for the first time on 13th February, Shajiya hated it. That was this year by the way. And Shajiya kinda used Tanvir somehow somewhere. I don’t know the whole story.

Harry didn’t come today. Yeehang wants to borrow the Solid Gold Game CD. Tomorrow is PD Day = No School. Puppa mumma are gone to Toronto. LOAD by Metallica rocks. I borrowed Our Lady Peace’s Clumsy from Nick. Skid is in a band now called WAJD which means utter devotion or something. Cool name. Dooh wants to go over to Harry’s house on Sunday. He wants to scan some stuff. I want to scan my guitar pic. His house is amazing. Two awesome computers.

Today bought a slice from Pizza Pizza for $1 buck. Actually what happened is that Saphiya came to our locker and asked me and Alidooh if we wanted to share in the Pizza Fund that they were collecting. She was looking for 2 bucks. I had one and gave it to her. She said she would return it but when we were in the ESL room, she took a slice out of the box and said, “Hey sikander, this is your slice cause you gave us some money.” I accepted it cause it would be really awkward to ask for money instead.

I didn’t have any more lollypops in my locker. Efim took the last one But I do have 11 cokes in there. Got them from Shoppers Drug Mart for $2.49. Great deal. Will go and watch Titanic this tuesday. The friggin picture is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. It got 14 oscar nominations so I want to watch it. Tanvir said, “Aachii picture hai yaar” and Shajiya said, “If you haven’t seen Titanic, you haven’t seen anything.” Well, I guess I’ll have to wait and see.



Doesn’t it feel great to help someone ? You get all these weird mixed up emotions and you can’t really describe them. Woke up at 12 today. Yesterday me and Nick were on ICQ and I taught him how to use it. Alidooh and Shajiya haven’t downloaded it yet but someday they will. So, anyway, got up, did wudhuuh, went for the Friday prayer, not at Tunney’s pasture but at this other Islamic school near Fisher and Baseline.

The Weather Network has predicted a winter storm for the South-eastern region of Ontario and the winds have been howling since yesterday. Gets kinda scary at night hehe. The prayer was held in a gym which was fortunately covered with carpets. They had an extraordinary pic of Masjid Haram on one of the walls. The namaz went A-OK and then as we were leaving, I spotted Shaheen uncle there. Donated $2.50 or something to charity for Tunnesia.

After that, went to the office. Puppa and Shaheen uncle left saying that they’ll be back in half an hour. Sunny was there too. I called Tanvir but the guy wasn’t home. Is he ever ? Called Alidooh but he wasn’t home either. Harry had an exam today. Forgot to tell him to come over to my house after he finished writing his exam. His bus would come at 2:15 while the exam would end by 10:00.

Najeeb is in Multan and will be going to KSA in February. His 3 page letter which he started in August got here yesterday. The fat, lazy slob Ammar, Fahad, Nehri, and Hashmi are in Baqaii Medical School too. Hussam in KSA. Sarosh in Purdue University in USA. Khurram Khan got accepted in Staten Island College in NY. Imran and Sheraz are hunting for universities. Panda is in Pakistan and I want to graduate next year. Haven’t told Puppa yet heehee.


finite exam

today was the 17th of Ramadan. school is going on as usual. well, not as usual. the Ice Storm of 1998 caused the school to be closed for a week. we, fortunately, did not lose power or water. actually, we did. but only for an hour and another time for two hours. it was no big deal. there were about 3 million people in Quebec without power and/or water. now everything is slowly getting back to normal.

bought a computer for skid. a 233 pentium, 3.2 GB hardisk, 4X CD, 32 SDRam. his logitech mouse is awesome. we bought the system from kaifi uncle except for the monitor which we got from somewhere else. so skid’s old PC gets handed down to me. yay!! no sarcasm intended.

i am currently in my FINITE (MFNOA) class and should be writing my chapter 5 test but since i don’t know anything about MFNOA, therefore i am writing this on he foolscap paper. what a weird name for that kind of paper.

anyway, maa woke me up at 5:35 for sehri. went to the washroom and brushed my teeth. i had been online yesterday until 1 in the morning and thus was kinda sleepy. thrawn woke me at 7:45 for school. i knew i was going to be late. but it was physics in the morning so who cares. the teacher sure doesnt. we never do anything in class except talk with friends.

i got there by 8:17. mr. piper was actually teaching something. surprising. tanvir wasn’t there. alidhooh was though. we did some position-time graphing and got a new revised exam schedule. yesterday all muslims of Merivale High School were called down to the Little Theater and we had a brief meeting with the Principal, Mike Neil, about whether the Eid is on the 29th or 30th. no one knew so we took a vote and the majority won and 30th was selected as a holiday for muslims and no exam that day. when a girl started to say, “there are two kinds of muslims..” the whole auditorium erupted all of a sudden and shushed her down.

after physics i had a spare and so joined harry in the his usual spot in the library. on the way i met swetal and when i asked she told me tanvir wasn’t here. spent the time browsing through the magazines harry brought. EGM, PC GAMER, etc.

biology was next. saw some stupid documentary on proteins and photosynthesis. played ConnectTheDots with swetal. after bio had maths. another new whatchamacallit in the sine-cosine graphs. its so damn confusing. at luch went with swetal to the foyer to call tan’s home but when we were at the phone we saw him coming in. then went to the prayers. had a chem test. did good and then was taking my Finite stuff out of my locker when nick asked, “you have a test ?” and i said i just gave it. and he goes, “No.. in finite ?” and something clicked in my brain and i cried, “Holy shit!” just as sameena baji came in the corridor. blush blush. ran upstairs to E210 and here i am in Finite class not writing the test but rather writing in my diary because i didn’t remember i had a test today