Saturday, June 16, 2012

Yes it really is the end.

Seriously, I need to know what happened to you dude. Did you change, like personality-wise? Your quest is/was probably a very serious matter to you but I also find it a little hilarious (just a tad really). Well, I'm rambling but what I'm trying say is have you found the Eve to your Adam, the Juliet to your Romeo? If so, how did you find her? Enlighten us please.

I guess I didn't provide proper closure to my blog, and kept people guessing. Yes alhamdullilah I found her and got married a long time ago. From time to time, I look at her silently, and think "Wow, so she's the one I've been looking for after all. And she did exist. Can't believe it.".

How I did I find her? Nothing out of ordinary. People in the community connected us.

For all those searching out there, be patient and he/she will come inshallah.

You know it's funny to be on the other side. I tried to match a brother with a good pious sister the other day, but nothing came out of it. The bro turned out to be very picky. "He can go find his own wife then!", I was thinking. Lol. Sorry for all the people I gave trouble to.

Have I changed personality wise? Not really. Same old me. One thing that definitely changed is the whole wife searching ordeal is a thing of the past. I rarely think about it now. It seems so in the past. Off to new things now. Subhanallah how things change.

Well maybe one thing that changed is I'm a more private man now. The Internet is a very unpredictable place.

Have I solved the marriage problem? Not really. Although people are getting married left and right in our community. It is still hard, for some women, to find a proper man. Inshallah it gets better with time.

But our community is changing. Marriage matching sites seem to be less of a taboo. Mixed ethnicity marriages are becoming more common. So there's change.

That's all folks. See you on judgement day.

Quest

Monday, October 12, 2009

Two New Quest-Type Blogs To Check Out!

Stumbled on two new "Marriage Quest" type blogs today, thought I'd put them here:
The first is written by a female. The second is by a guy, who weirdly enough, sounds a lot like me.

I have one comment on his Love in San Francisco article. He describes how he meets what looks to be a most perfect girl, but then drops her right away as soon as he hears her backbite.

I don't know the entire picture here, but my advice in general is not to be quick in judging people. People make mistakes, they have faults. Show her the higher ground, and maybe she'll follow...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

More Quest-Like Blogs

In response to my previous "The End" post, a person emailed me asking for some tips to help promote their new "quest" blog. 

Her blog is http://questfortherightone.blogspot.com. Seems like she's off to a good start!

But...can you say trademark infringement? ;-) hehe. Just kidding.

She also asked me for some tips on getting traffic. Off the top of my head, here are my tips:

  1. The key to getting people to read your blog is to read other people's blogs and comment on them. Write interesting comments and not just comments for the sake of commenting! People will click on your profile link and check out your blog. If they like your blog, they'll subscribe to it.
  2. In the same theme of #1, engage other bloggers. Reply to posts of other blogs via your blog. Then go to that blog and tell them so via the comments section. This will get you new readers.
  3. Last but definitely not least...write good material. If your writing is interesting and useful to people, they will keep coming back.

You can also google for more tips. I'm sure there's a ton out there.

And if anyone else has a "quest-like" blog or site that you'd like people to know of. Just email me and I'll post it here.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The End!

Well, this is it folks, last post!

Life has become, um...sweeter. 3u'bal eljamee3 inshallah!

One day I'm going to write a short "So you wanna get married?" letter to my 20 year old self, summarizing all the lessons I learnt. If I get to writing this letter, I'll post it here. 

But until then, goodbye! I hope you enjoyed the ride. 

:-)

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Party is At Happy Hijabi's!

If you like marriage-quest type blogs, then check out Happy Hijabi's blog!

She's been updating it frequently and the content gets better by the day. Plus, it looks like she's moved on and been meeting many potential Mr. Rights. I think she's engaged now.

I'm so happy for her! This is awesome.

Inna ma3al 3usri usra!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Outsourcing Cooking

I once had this idea if I ever become a stay-at-home dad. Glad to see that someone tried it and it worked out very well for him.




Sunday, September 21, 2008

Two Iftars

Two mosques. Both had good food. Good adhan. And helpful organizers.

One was completely segregated. I didn't even see my biological sister (whom I knew was at the iftar).

The other was mixed. Families sat together. You're free to roam about. No tension in the air. Everyone's friendly and open to talk. Mother, father, sit beside each other, among other couples whom they are friends with, and their daughters and sons. You get the picture.

Both mosques are in need of money. Which one is getting mine?