Posts Tagged ‘Tags’

Book Meme

// February 15th, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Blog

I was tagged by Sumi, but am not so happy about this meme, cos I am not really a book person (not interesting books, anyway).

The rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)

2. Open the book to page 123

3. Find the 5th Sentence.

4. Post the next 3 sentences

5. Tag 5 people

I recently took advantage of an online book sale, and ordered some titles on writing, more specifically, on how to improve one's writing style. I started the first one this morning during my routine commute to the lab: “The Art of Punctuation”, by Noah Lukeman. Surprisingly, it's not as boring as it sounds! Though the following excerpt on quotation marks may be:

 

“Quotation marks are also unique in that they indicate the end of one world (prose) and the beginning of another (dialogue), and as such are one of the most powerful tools with which to propel content into the limelight. Indeed, to discuss quotation marks-their presence, absence, overuse, underuse-is to discuss dialogue itself. And their usage is not just limited to dialogue: they can offset individual words or phrases to indicate irony, sarcasm, or a special meaning.”

I'm not sure who to tag next; my brain hurts too much to think clearly right now. I'll update this later, but feel free to pick it up if you're interested.

Memories of an Earlier Self

// December 16th, 2007 // 7 Comments » // Blog


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I just came across a wonderful tag on Snowdrop's blog where you have to list five childhood memories. Considering that my mental age is still in the midst of adolescence, this should be a breeze:

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Some Weird Facts About Moi

// November 25th, 2007 // 11 Comments » // Blog

Yet another tag has hit the blogosphere. I was in two minds about joining in this time – cos, y'know – i am a serious blogger now. Ahem. Not really… I had it confused with the seven random facts tag so wasn't so keen to repeat myself. Lazy, lazy, lazy me.

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Seven Random Facts

// May 17th, 2007 // 15 Comments » // Blog

Sumera, the wicked churayl, has cast an evil meme over me! I am currrrrsed, i tell ye!

The only way it can be broken, is to comply with her sinister plan. So now, i must divulge to you seven random facts about myself. Here goes… *gulp*

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For hema

// May 2nd, 2007 // 11 Comments » // Blog

To make her smile again (and also cos she used her eyes at me).

Five words that i use a lot (i'll omit the obvious ones, like 'salaam', 'inshā’Allāh', 'māshā’Allāh', etc):

1) Anyway… – Often used when i have gone completely off topic, or have made an irrelevant point (and now you understand why it appears so often in my conversation).

2) However – Not sure why i use this word so much. Perhaps it stems from my argumentative side?

3) Whateva – Not used so much in my writing, as in my speech. It's probably quite annoying to be on the receiving end of such disdain; it may even come across as quite childish and immature – whateva.

4) Hmm… – Can be used to indicate a moment of deliberation (as in “Hmm… i wonder?”) or sarcasm (as in “Hmm… yeah right!”).

5) Any word that you use often… yes, if i have been conversing with you a long while, i'll subconsciously pick up your verbal mannerisms. I'm sorry, it can't be helped. I'm a bit of a chameleon, in that sense. Take it as a flattery though, as i only usually do it with people that i like.

I know, my list was a little boring – so sue me. It'll never stand up in court!

According to the hemestress i have to now tag five more people.

Hmm… [deliberation] i choose (in alphabetical order):

AnonyMouse, Faraz, Farzeen, Sumera, & Unique.

Toodles!

CopyCat

// April 28th, 2007 // 28 Comments » // Blog

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[Question from audience… WHY?

Answer from iMuslim… this is why.

Oh – and this is originally why!]

Thinking Blogger Award

// April 24th, 2007 // 16 Comments » // Blog

So, it's tag time, again. I'm sure most of you are now aware of this particular meme. It's quite a sweet idea, and gives you the opportunity to thank your fellow bloggers, for all their tremendous efforts to keep your little grey cells happy.

I cannot say that i deserve the award though, especially when i consider my recent output. I don't have the energy to keep my own grey matter ticking over, never mind yours! God-willing, i shall try to improve the quality of my future entries, now that i have a 'rep' to protect.

I was graciously tagged by two lovely sisters, Sumera & Unique Muslimah, who both would've been on my list, if they hadn't gotten to me first. Keep up the good work, girlfriends!

The rules of this tag are as follows:

1. If and only if you get tagged, write a post linking 5 of the blogs and their post that made you think.

2. Link to the person who tagged you so that people can find the original meme.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

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The Muslim Meme

// January 3rd, 2007 // 12 Comments » // Blog

A.k.a, iMuslim's pathetic attempt at spirituality!

Virtually every blogger i visit these days has been “tagged” with one of those meme questionnaires. Although they can be quite informative in a “i didn't really want to know that” kind of way (e.g., one at Sumera's blog asks you to list six weird things about yourself), i'm not sure they are the best use of one's time [yeah, i'm only being all serious cos no-one thought to tag me – *sniffles*].

One day i thought to myself: Why don't I start my own meme; one that might be of real use to the tag-ee? I.e., it'll be boring, but better for you – a bit like low-fat mayonnaise.

So this is my idea…

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