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Year 2011 Resolutions

January 2, 2011

Happy New Year, inshallah!

Though it is a late well wish, it is better late than never. Like most of you, I have been thinking of last year, 2010. It was not 100% happy year as I wished 360-something days ago. I had many bad experiences at home and at work. I was about to experience death one night. I cried like never before in one occasion. I discovered how naïve I was after dealing with real life. My eyes opened wide on the world. There are many things I do not know. Life is worthy of living happily, I was assured. No grudges, only love for life and what it constitutes.

Loving life and struggling to live happy are both two of my 2011 resolutions. I want to remember Allah every time. To love His creations. To be amazed by His produce. To cherish every moment I have been given. To thank Him for being what I am today. If all of those on Earth shared what I yearn for! How sad life could be, then? It must never. That is Paradise, is not it?

I will spend more time with my family. I have not been reading enough. I miss savoring words and daydreaming. I long for those times when I had my own directed wonderful dreams. I was my own heroine. It used to be lovely and I hope I can get back to it.

I hope 2011 is going to be a year of prosperity for the Arab and Muslim worlds. Oh how I wish that those evil people claiming to be supporting Islam by terrorizing the innocent be exposed and cleansed. I also hope that our governments pay more attention to the goodness of renewable energy, and I hope that our youths spend more time in thinking of building their countries by their own hands.

Yes. I have a dream, and I am proud of it.

Inshallah I open a new clean page in my life this year. I hope that there is going to be less red marks in my progress as a Muslim and I hope that I pass my exam. I ask Allah for His support in doing more good deeds and in refusing to do bad deeds. I ask Allah to help in controlling my temper and in thinking good of all the people. I ask Allah to give me the chance to visit Kaaba this year. I ask Allah to help me in my life and that of others around me.

Wishing you a happy 2011.

2010 Blogging Review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 175 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 131 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 11th with 46 views. The most popular post that day was Where Is Google’s Ramadan Doodle?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and WordPress Dashboard.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for makkah, muslim venn diagram, islam venn diagram, makkah aerial view, and aerial view of makkah.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Where Is Google’s Ramadan Doodle? August 2010


An Aerial View of Makkah October 2010


Kaaba Webcam July 2010


Muslim Population Venn Diagram August 2010
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Free Text-to-Speech Software with Natural Voices July 2010