Glad to hear. Alhamdulilah I'm doing pretty good, my work schedule has picked up since we last talked, so now I'm pretty busy with that. My sister had a baby, too! So I'm an aunt now, he's super cute mashaAllah. How about you? How's school going?
Back in December I had forgotten to reach out for that conference downtown, did you end up going? We went, but my husband was in charge of some stuff in the bazaar so we had to get there super early and leave really late every day, so it was kinda tough.
Thank you. But compared to some of the other mods and senior members, I have much to learn. Which has me a bit excited lol.
I actually remember reading your MGSV arguments on this forum as I like to lurk all over the place for the sake of it. I remember that you had a cool Luffy avatar at the time. Although I haven't even played the game. I have the MGS Legacy Collection, but I've only played MGS1. My video game backlog is pretty big lol.
Gotcha. But now I will make sure to remember future conversations!
I have trouble with droning on for too long and getting lost in using sophisticated wording instead of getting straight to the point, but I'm working on it. It's definitely beneficial to not come across as having thin skin when participating in discussions. But while you're working on that, you can gain inspiration from reading how other users you respect tend to debate. As well as learn how to pick your battles when it comes to subjects to find earnest enjoyment in. Stuff that makes you passionate enough to research and talk about in your spare time to the point of debating because it's mostly fun, not solely stressful.
So don't force yourself. Take your time and save it for what you really love.
Ah, now I remember. I just reread the Marvel thread lol. I am so sorry for not remembering, I like to talk about geeky stuff a lot in general as well as help inform as many people as I can.
It's nice to hear that you think of me that way. I just hope that if you disagree with me again in the future that we can discuss it. I always like to learn other perspectives and perhaps be swayed over. Despite how passionate my longer posts can seem, I'm a lot more open-minded and fickle than most people might think lol. I debate to see if I'm wrong, not to prove that I'm right for the sake of my ego.
Wait, I introduced you to Luke Cage? I don't remember doing that for anybody at all, but if it really happened, then thank you.
I'm very grateful for the friend request! You make some nice posts around these here parts. But what exactly made you decide to send one now, if you don't mind me asking?
Kissmanga has them all hosted.
Hey man! :D How are you these days? I should've caught up with you a while ago
Ohh I know what you mean :( I've driven thru those parts before, just like completely empty except for new housing developments right? That must be hard if you don't have access to a car.
Do you know anyone who goes to Milton Masjid for jumah? Most people these days would be only too happy to pick you up for jumah if you asked. I've seen our local Muslim community go way out of their way to do these sort of things, they consider it an opportunity for ajr.
Oh! You live in Milton? I know tons of people from Milton! Though, true, most of them drive to attend events and stuff since Milton is a commuter city.
So I guess three general tips:
1. Go back to basics. Re-learn how to pray if you aren't 100% sure you're doing them correctly, what you're saying in your prayers, and the pillars of Islam.
2. Read the Quran on a daily.
3. Get involved with a mainstream and community-accepted muslim group, I guess that can be a mosque. Where I am, I'm involved teams that provide university level classes on islamic topics, but I've also been on teams on muslim-canadian civic-engagement groups that do family events and all sorts of things. Find the group that suits you, but make sure that they have a good reputation. Volunteer, attend events and classes, be part of the community.