The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

5 things......

I love these... I was tagged by my sis, Umm Travis... so here's my story:

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
- I was at the VERY tender age of 28 (tender- yeah right) just started working at my last job (laid off last year) and taking a much needed break from college (pursuing too many things)
- Hanging with my girlfriends... doing ALOT of shopping ( you know us girls!)
- Vacationing every chance I got (one of my favorite past times.... *sigh*)
- Moving into a new apartment
- Making plans to move to the West Indies after finishing my degree (which one, wasn't sure)

5 Things On My To-Do List:
- Packing... and more packing!
- Buy some stuff I want to take to Cairo
- Make more brown sugar scrubs
- Possibly drive my kids upstate New York this weekend by the Canadian border to stay at my fellow Muslimah's house (so her kids and mine can go bonkers!)
- Call some friends

5 Snacks I Like:
- Haagen Dazs and Breyers brand ice cream (Yummy!)
- Granola bars
- Cannolis (Italian pastry)
- Pillsbury dough cookies (the ones you make yourself)
- Salted pistachios

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire...
- Buy a HUGE home (perfect- no riba!) and have at least 1/2 acre backyard to build my kids the ultimate playground
- Fly my nearest and dearest family & friends from all over the world to Cairo so I can host the ultimate BBQ (I'm famous for those)
- Finally open the clinic I was thinking about doing years ago for the Native American women & children for ob-gyn & pediatric care (the idea was to give back to the people which they are a huge part of my heritage) at a low cost or free of charge
- Give sadaqah to all the Muslimahs around the world with children and no husband (do you know how many of them are out there?)
- Put all the kids I personally know thru 4 years of college

5 places I have lived ( for various lengths of time):
- Long Island, New York (where I grew up)
- Queens, New York
- Inshallah... Cairo, Egypt!

5 Jobs I have had:
- Sales clerk (1st job at 16.... awwwww)
- Medical collector
- Head customer service rep/area asst supervisor in a optical lab
- Customer service for an aircraft repair company (somebody has to fix the planes we fly in...)
- Senior rep and salesperson for a packaging distribution company (last job)

5 people I will tag:


hijabee said...

Great answers, you and Mona tagged me both. I will get to it before the end of the day insh'Allah :)

Mona said...

Anisa! Happy to find your blog. I am Egyptian-American living in Egypt 6 years now. Nice blog, mashaAllah.

Empress Anisa said...

Hijabee- answers came from the heart!

Mona- seen you around the blog world on other sister's site- glad you visited mine! InshaAllah, I should be your neighbor soon... slowly but surely but I'm getting there!

Mona said...

Empress Anisa...You should read up on Living in Egypt, not to be a joykill but to know what to bring and be prepared..You probably are, I'm sure but check my blog and under tags click Egypt for posts(mostly rants unfortunately) on life here. And If I can be a little MORE annoying...your comments "Point of views" I think it shouldbe Points of view? I'm making a great first impression aren't I?

Empress Anisa said...

Mona... lol, you have me laughing already.

Okay, why should it be points of view instead of points of view as everyone would have their own idea or comment about a particular post-but enlighten me... maybe I'm wrong (I thought I was mistaken once but then I was... mistaken!)

Empress Anisa said...

Mona- I have done plenty of research about living there from those who are currently living there so I know what they have and don't have- I'm prepared!

And my last visit to Cairo pretty much sealed my thoughts on how much stuff I'll need to bring. Actually, my last visit, I had a vacation planned to visit your city but my trip was cut short due to an illness in my girfriend's family- next time, InshaAllah

Empress Anisa said...

Ever so distracted... meant to say why should it be points of view instead of point of views??????

Mona said...

Awesome that you're prepared, I wasn't that prepared so I always tell people planning to come to research, good on ya. I don't know I just meant grammatically. Mind you I'm using the "it just sounds right" method...what do I know...I hope you do make it to Hurghada and I can't wait to read your adventures moving here!

Empress Anisa said...

Mona, I'm always open to constructive criticism... okay, maybe I'll change it to "observation(s)"... whatta ya think?
And I'll take a look at your posts concerning life there- can't wait to read it!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

ASA Sister Anisa,
I am sorry I haven't answered your tag. I have been working very hard. But, alhamdulilah, I will be slowing down soon and I hope to get on it. I appreciate your thinking of me.
Fi Iman Ilah,