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Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy November!

Hey everyone! Happy November, Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday to me. Lol. Thanksgiving went awesome this year. We had a giant Turkey, Mac’n Cheese, Gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Stew, Corn, Apple Pie, and Ice-creame. :) Everything home made during noon. Damn that oven was on for soooo long. But now, we’re having a Post-Thanksgiving dinner party for family on this upcoming Sunday. I’ve already decided on the menu - A Turkey with a Desi twist. It will have Tandoori marinade and different kinds of spices. Then I will have a chicken and bean soup. Then some Biryani. And those are the main stuff. We will still have the side things like mashed potatoes, and Corn Bread Stuffing.

My Birthday is coming up this week :D Woohoo. That means I can start my PhotoDiary. I will take a picture everyday, and have a description. That photo will resemble the highlight of my day. :D

Also - I got accepted to Wayne State University! Yay! Now, time to ditch the University of Michigan and drop my admission there. Wish me luck.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Future -- Explained

So a lot of people ask me "what are you gonna be in your life?". Hmmm... I will give an answer but I cant guarantee that it will go as planned.

Well, lets start off with education.
I will graduate this upcoming June (2012). I have applied to the university of Michigan, got accepted, received the scholarship, but my ass still ain't going there. Too much driving, very confusing campus, and classes are advanced. I've decided to go to Wayne state university for my undergraduate studies. ♥ their tuition is lower, quality education, and in downtown Detroit. I wanted a degree in public health, but non of these colloges offer it as an undergraduate course =\ UofM doesn't have a single thing I wanna go into. I've decided to major in health sciences with human nutrition. That way, when I go for my masters in public health, I'll have some background knowledge.  So there we go. Graduation from FIA, Wayne State University for an undergraduates degree in Nutrition. Then to another university for my masters and most likely (98% sure) for PhD.

Now, I'm not gonna be in Michigan my whole life... duh! My career will require a lot of traveling. Once I get my degree, I will sign up with the Red Cross or Peace Corps or some nonprofit relief corporation and travel to developing/underdeveloped nations to provide health services. Once I get my masters, I will work with UNICEF and take on a research position in another country.

But focusing more after receiving my bachelors.
The job I wish to take on after my bachelors is Health Counseling. ;) but not in Michigan. This will require a really populated city. And hehe, if your thinking New York City, then your ass thought right! I want to live in an apartment in Manhattan (kind of expensive, but not with a roommate). This will cost about $2-3,000 dollars a month for a two bedroom rental. Its aiite ;) you get paid like that in new York too :P health counseling jobs usually take place at clinics and hospitals. And we all know there are hundreds of them there.

Now lets fast forward!--
I've comeback from an assignment from Senegal or even India. What do I do know?
Aside from NYC, I've always wanted to live in LA. And that I shall do! But-- I will have my own company there too! A Health Clinic with a Health store (like GNC or Walgreens). With a heavy population, I will get a lot of people coming in. This will give the opportunity to open up other branches in other places. I shall receive grants and become sponsored so that my company can keep growing and provide service.
Those are my educational and career aspirations.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hamtrashy Cops

Hamtramck Cops are so fucking rude! Fucking bitches need to learn some manners, and stop asking questions so curtly!

-Firstly, they really need more diversity in the force. All I've been seeing are white officers. So far, I havent seen a single Arab, Asian, or Black person on the force, although I've heard a friend speaking of a black person on the force.

-Secondly, their asses need some courses in manners. They have to speak politely when they are questioning or dealing with someone who is also polite and cooperating. If a cop acts like a total bitch to you, then of course you're gonna get pretty pissed off. If the person is a thug or someone who is not cooperating and rude then he deserves that kid of tone.

I dont want to bad mouth my own city. The city I grew up in. But I cant take anymore.

Lmfao! Im keeping my future children away from Disney! Lol.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Words of Wisdom: "Give others a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind."

I Have The Courage to Pursue What I Want In Life... Do you?

Heyz Bwitchez ;)

Octooooooberrrr :) One of my favorite months! Halloween, three of my friends birthday, and its the predecessor of November (my birfday month).

So to start off, I had recently gotten a bunny (well, maybe not so recent, but hey! Less than a month ago!). His name is Finn and he is an oreo style domesticated bunny <3 He loves playing and eating... and pooping... a lot! Shit, I have to empty out his crap bin a lot but still, he is potty trained =)

We got him from a friend who recently bought another bunny after Finn. It was a baby and Finn is a young adult, and they didnt really go together, *cough*PEDOPILIA*cough*.

Its been almost two months of Senior year, and it is very very very hectic. The class cant decide on things for shit, and Senior meetings are usually debates and arguments over things/ideas. It took a whole month just to decide on a simple hoodie. Seriously, it shouldnt take that long to agree on things. Then we have this Accelerated Readers shit in English Class and it is pure bull-shit to me. There, I said it. They say its supposed to help you, but... in the long run, yeah, but still. I dont really have the patience and commitment to sit down and read a damn book for 15 minutes out of pressure. Either I do it, or its 20% off my Eng12 grade. So I decided to save my ass from that. Then we have PreCalc. Like seriously, WTF is this shit. I have no idea what she even lectures about.

However, the hardest class I have is Psychology. My average test scores arent looking that good >.> Never really liked Psychology, but now... I hate it. How can such an awesome teacher teach such a long and broad and confusing subject? But thank GOD, the counselor said she will give me HS Art for 2nd semester. :)

College search has been going okay. It took a very long time to get Wayne State University to schedule an onsite admissions date but at least we FINALLY got them! I already applied at the University of Michigan (Dearborn...ahem) and will only go there if I get a scholarship. Those are the only two colleges I actually see myself going to. The others are just crap, too far, too expensive, or doesnt have the right major.

PS-- And Yes, I've decided to go Trick-or-Treating this year... as a dead Justin Bieber! Lmfao! Im dead-ass serious. Long old JB blond hair, and some white boy clothing with a hoodie, and some face paint.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Raizin, Bitch ;)

A month of school has gone and passed (a little redundant, LOL), and we're neck deep in our studies. So far, Psychology class has been the most boring class of all! It's not the teacher's fault or anything, but damn, there's so many "psychological approaches" to so many scenarios! Smh. Precalc's also a pain in the ass. Shit, imagine what college level calculus will be like. Anatomy/Physiology is my favorite class so far! The human body is so interesting, and as you might not know, I love the field of health sciences. 

I've also been going to LA Fitness for a month now. I do regular exercises, 6 times a week. Running on the elliptical/treadmill, spreading arms in and out with weights using the "Pectoral Fly" machine, getting rid of my "love handles" or what ever they call it with the "Ab Coaster", doing at least 100 sit ups with this sit up thingy, and then a whole lot of swimming. I've lost 10 pounds so far, which is pretty good. Im not on a diet anyways, otherwise I would have lost a whole lot more.

It's my senior year, I need a job -__- I signed up for my segment II classes for my license, and I'll be able to get a car soon. I've applied at like 9 different places already for a job. Macys, Kmart, Walgreens, Walmart, Colvers, McDonalds, and so many places. I feel like I'm violating my personal information by using it so many times. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened." --Dr. Seuss

“Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Britney Spears Addiction >.>

So if you know me well, then you probably know that I heart Britney Spears. And if your gonna go around and call her a hoe then fuck you. Oh gawdd, now I sound like that weird Chris something dude >.> But no seriously. She's the queen of pop, and she's been singing since she was a little girl. She used to sing damn Opera music when she was nine years old. Her career sort of went down the drain when her bitch-ass husband divorced her and started to mess with the custody of her kids. She couldn't handle it, and had a mental break down. But after a few rehab sessions, she got better. During rehab she shaved her head (idky) but then layed low for a while. Sure she's seen as a sex idol, but that doesnt make her a bad person. It aint her fault that she's born amazing. a year ago, she released a music video called "Everytime" and there was a special message in that video. In the video, she was getting out of her limo with her man in to her hotel for the night. But as soon as she got out, the paparazzi went crazy on her. They were like zombies and they wanted her. She even got hit on the head with a camera. Then her body guards took her and shoved the people away. Once she got in to her hotel, she and her man (idk if its supposed to be her BF or Hubby) got angry and violently kicked boxes and what ever was in their way down the hall. Once she got in to her suite, her man threw a vase at the wall, and went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror and started to cry. She got undressed and took a bath (innocently, ....morons). She touched her head, and noticed she was bleeding. She didnt want to live like this anymore, and she decided to drown her self in the Jacuzzi. Her man came rushing in after waiting for her to finish, and picked her up and took her to the hospital. There she was announced dead. But behind a drape on the other side of the room, a woman just gave birth to a newborn child. I guess this means that she doesnt like it when people are up in business all the time and she wants some alone time. Also, it probably means that when one life is taken, another is given.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Buttercups of Autumn

Actually, I meant to write "Beginning of August" as the post title, but I thought it would be more fun to have that as the title.

So i'ts the 11th day of Ramadan... Ramadan Mubarak :) Today I had the most fun in my life. Lol. My brother threw a housewarming Iftar Party and invited all of his friends. That's right! No adults. Funnest shit this year!

School is about to start in a month =| No expression. Ahah.

And I'm also celebrating my 400th Tweet! Yaaay! :D

Follow me on Twitter: @m_Rajon

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The End o' July

Well, July is coming to an end :) Time for fasting, back to school shopping... and a new laptop :)
StarTalk is over too! Omg, thank god I didnt have to do that Dabke and Baraa. Its terribly embarrassing!
We almost got the house, and the closing date is soon! Holla.

I've been sick for a few days now. Had a fever during the first day for a few hours. Now, I'm stuck with big headaches and annoying coughs, and damn does it hurt to cough.

Anywho, if you guys have ever watched SpongeBob (Squarepants), then you would probably agree with me that Patrick Star is a dumb bitch. He is such an ass to Spongebob. Not only that, but they showed a close up of him once, and *shiver*, it was disgusting. He has cracked green toe nails, arm pit hair with green shit on there, and flies buzzing around him. Truly a disgusting sight.

Ramadan is coming this Monday, and I could say that Im ready for some hardcore fasting. Sunrise is sort of early, and sunset is around 9pm. It is definatly longer than Ramadan in winter, buts it's ok.

Well, that's it for this post! See you in about 2 weeks!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July :)

Honestly, June, July, August and November are my favorite months of the year <3 
-June because its when school is wild, graduation is near, and everything is just setting in place for the summer.
-July because its the climax of Summer vacation.
-August because Fall is near and the weather feels awesome.
-And November because... my Birffdaay ;)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Something That Bothers Me: Boaters!

Urggg. Don't you just hate it when a boater ruins everything for you? I've seen many boaters in my life, going through the transition of becoming Americanized. However, there are a few that I've seen that actually don't give a shit about themselves. Here's a good example. I once had this neighbor who was fresh from the Desh, completely new to the country. He spoke very minimal English, but we got along well as neighbors. A few weeks later, he stopped going to Language School, and joined a real Junior High.... *cough* Kosciusko Middle School*cough*. Ok, so he went there and made a few Yemeni American friends. And I could easily say that it wasnt the best idea to be friends with such idiots. He was strongly influenced by his friends. Now let me tell you something about his friends. They were as full of shit as a baboons ass! They tried to speak Black (no "racial" lol) and had a funny Yemeni accent.  They smoked ciggerettes, drove ugly ass Fords and Jeeps, and listened to Eminem, and whatever kind of Rap that was popular. I saw him again a month later in my backyard, and greeted him. Before, he used to say Salaam... now he says "Wassup Nig!". Shaking my fucking head! What the fuck! Then I see him go to his fathers blue Mercury, and play some rap music. He started bopping his head back'n forth. Aha. That really made me think. What happened to him?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Few Questions People Ask Me All The Time

1. Last drink: Apple and Strawberry Fusion
2. Last phone call: Cousin from New York
3. Last text message: A friend
4. Last song you listened to: Please Don't Go by Mike Posner
5. Last time you cried: To be honest, i forget when I last cried. Maybe when I was in New York.

6. Dated someone twice: Noo.
7. Been cheated on: Pssht, no.
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Goo Kha Giyya Sudawrir Facebook.
9. Lost someone special: Yes ='(
10. Been depressed: Many times over and over.
11. Been drunk and threw up: Liquor smells like shit. prolly tastes like shit too. lmao.

12. Black
13. Red
14. blue

15. Made a new friend: Yes, of course :) Not my fault people <3 me.
16. Fallen out of love: Dhur Dhur!
17. Laughed until you cried: Many times.
18. Met someone who changed you: That was a few years back.
19. Found out who your true friends were:  Yes, of course. Moe, Uddin, Monsur, Humayoun, Hassaan, & Ash
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Back stabbing britches :P
21. Kissed anyone on your FB friend's list: Peck on the cheek d=

22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life: 98% About 2 people or so I dont know.
23. How many kids do you want? Most is 4. iA, 2 boys and 2 girls. 
24. Do you have any pets? Used to have 2 cats named Meowth, and Mittens (Mr. Paws Scags), and a Fred the Gold Fish.
25. Do you want to change your name: I dont know. My name was changed during Akikah. lol. It used to be Humayun Roshid. 
26. What did you do for your last birthday: Made Biryanii. yummm.
27. What time did you wake up today: 7:15am just like Shay :P
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Watched the George Lopez Show.
29. Name something you CAN wait for: Death :P LOL
30. Last time you saw your Mother: A few minutes ago
31. What's one thing you wish you could change about your life: The way I acted when I was young. Such a B. 
32. What are you listening to: Lights off by Jay Sean 
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Talking TOMcat?
34. What's getting on your nerves right now: Shumin and Shojon, always fighting and bickering.
35. Most visited webpage (s) : Facebook, Youtube, Yahoo, Google, Android.com
36. What’s your real name: Mohammed Rajon
37. Nicknames: Raizin, Raisin, Raisin Cakes, Sweet Thang, Razzii, Baby Gurl?, Ray Jay, Rajon.
38. Relationship Status: Single and Happy :P
39. Zodiac sign:  Saggitarius
40. Male or female: Male
41. Elementary: Holbrook Elementary School
42. Middle School: Frontier International Academy
43. High school:  Frontier International Academy
44. Hair color: Blackish Brown
45. Long or short: Short at the moment.
46. Height: 5 feet something.
47. Do you have a crush on someone? nope
48. What do you like about yourself? The fact that im special :P
49. Piercings: Nope
50. Tattoos: Nah
51. Righty or left: Righty

52. First surgery: Ermm. When I broke my hand back when I was in Kindergarten or before that/
53. First piercing: N/A
54. First best friend: Mohammed Rahman
55. First sport you joined: I like soccer, but i dont do sports cuz i dont know how to play right :P
56. First vacation: London, England then Bangladesh
57: First crush: I cannot say this here :P
58. First pair of trainers: uhmm.. idk.

59. Eating: a Hot Croissant 
60. Drinking: Omg. Damn, im drkn water now.. happy?
61. I'm about to: Watch TV, and then Sleep.
62. Listening to: Humko Dewaana Kargaye (NOT THE HIMESH ONE!)
63. Waiting for: This thing to end.

64. Want kids? Yeah. Duuuuuuuuuuurrrr.
65. Get Married? Duuh. 
66. Career? Public Health. 

67. Lips or eyes? Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses? Both
69. Shorter or taller: Dont really care.
70. Older or Younger: doenst matter to me
71. Romantic or spontaneous: both ;)
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Stomach
73: Sensitive or loud? Nice, Clear, Polite, and Loud.
74. Hook-up or relationship: Dont really matter.
75. Trouble maker or hesitant: Little bit of both worlds :P

76. Kissed a stranger: Astagfirullah!
77. Gotten in a car crash: Nope. Alhamdulliah.
78. Lost glasses/contacts: Yeah.
79. Sex on first date: Astagfirullah.
80. Broken someone's heart: Im too nice..
81. Had your own heart broken: What do you mean by that?
82. Been arrested: Nope, and never will. Imma run to Mehico.
83. Turned someone down: Yes, but for their own good.
84. Cried when someone died: Yes.
85. Fallen for a friend: HUH?

86. Yourself: Yes
87. Miracles? If its reasonable.
88. Love at first sight: Ermm, maybe.
89. Heaven: Yes!
90. Santa Claus: St. Nick? Yes. Santy Claus? No.
91. Kiss on the first date: Maybe.
92. Angels: Yeah! :) 

93. Would you give your life to save someone else's? Depends.
94. What's your favorite food? Halal <3
95. Did you sing today: In the Shower, bathroom, and when Im alone. :P
96. Ever cheated on someone: No
97. The moment you would choose to re-live? I dont wanna say em here. lol. just to personal.
98. Are you usually late, early or right on time? Right on time with a side of early.
99. Are you afraid of falling in love? If I do, mom is always waiting in the corner with a Machete. :)
100. Are you afraid of posting this: No, cuz i just waisted 30 minutes on this -____-

My First Post :)

So... My first post =] I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm not a serious blogger. Lol. I have a life, and not all of it needs to be up in here. If you know me, and I know you, then search for me on FB :) I usually will post interesting things that happen to me, or just "randumb" thoughts. I wont post my full name on these things... cuz you know, privacy. I mean, like WTF, wouldn't it be weird if you just GOOGLEd your self one day, and found your name/pictures all up in the internet?! So any-who, I'll see you guys around :)