When I first received my letter of rejection from Oxford University, my future began to crumble beneath my feet. The second time I thought about it, the same thing happened, and the third and the fourth. It was only when I finally began to accept that I could no longer do anything about it that…Read more Where do we go from here?
Month: March 2014
This is for all…
This is for all those who are working on Sunday in England. As the time jumps forward and snatches an hour back, let me just tell you that dear friends, I feel your pain.
How worried do you need to be about College?
This is the time of year in England when students taking GCSEs begin to worry about the transition from secondary school to college. Actually, I may be getting ahead of myself there as they are probably more worried about their exams at the moment. Anyway, it is sure to be on their minds and it…Read more How worried do you need to be about College?
Dear elders, you have failed us.
It is like we have been dealt the worst hand. First, the recession causes doom and gloom to abound and then a government comes in that wants to shrink spending, squeeze it until there is nothing left. I do understand the reasoning behind this but education is far more important than winning the next election.…Read more Dear elders, you have failed us.
I am thinking of buying a moped.(A scooter/two-wheeled droning machine) A good idea? I have been told that they are slightly embarrassing by one of my friends when I suggested he should buy one but I do not know why. The reason why I've been contemplating the idea of a moped even more seriously than…Read more Transport issues
So today the schools in England are shut. I find it funny how so many parents complain when teachers strike about how they will now have to take care of their children. Surely they have to do the same on a bank holiday or an INSET day? I think it is the government who merely…Read more STRIKE!
No Mr wordpress email computing brain, I am not vain!
I'm just laughing at the email I received from wordpress saying I'm vain for liking my own post. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! Scrolling down on a smartphone means it is inevitable. Although weirdly enough, I haven't accidentally liked any other post except my own so perhaps I am subconsciously vain? Is that even possible?So yes,…Read more No Mr wordpress email computing brain, I am not vain!
The Importance Of Aspirations And Dreams
Dreams are important. Not the scary, exciting or ahm x-rated dreams that you encounter as you drift off to sleep but the dreams and aspirations you have about your future. Well, night-time dreams are also important but that is another topic altogether. I particularly love the quote: The greater danger for most of us lies…Read more The Importance Of Aspirations And Dreams
What to do about those dreadful fees?
This problem is exacerbated for people like me who will be paying the fees up front. Why? The answer is that as a Muslim, I cannot deal with interest, whether this is receiving interest money or giving it as interest is forbidden due to the way it preys on the weaknesses of the poor while…Read more What to do about those dreadful fees?
I hear someone laughing. I can hear them from my bedroom as I sit on my Manchester United duvet covers while they chuckle at the absurdity of this teenager worrying about money. “Problems? Bah, you will know problems when you come to my age son. For now you can stick to worrying about fashion and…Read more Age..ism?
I have a problem. Admittedly and on the grand scale of things, it isn’t really a huge one but it matters. It matters to me and most likely to you. Why? Because it is one you have probably encountered or are encountering today. The problem is this: money. They say money isn’t everything but trust me that…Read more A Dilemma