I mean, it does make sense to celebrate getting your new apartment keys with a burger and some chicken schnitzel, yes? 😉 New tenants saying hello! 🔑🏡 Thank you so much for the warmest, kindest messages for our new place, you guys. I💟U. //@rashays_casualdining #halal #lifestyleblogger #sydneyblogger #pakistaniblogger #dubaiblogger #sydneyfoodie
Friends, enemies, lovers and haters, here is the highlight of today: We finally finalised an apartment today!!!!! After trusting the universe to pick out our place for us, we found not one but TWO places that we really, really loved and managed to get our application through for one of them! (I always secretly loved it more 😌). We sign all paperwork tomorrow and move in over the next couple of days. FEELS SO SURREAL. Please send good vibes, best wishes, deep love and high-calorie mithai my way (I'm partial to pateesa and cham cham, casual FYI). Fingers crossed all goes well tomorrow 😏 PLEASE FALL ON JAANEMAAZ RIGHT AFTER READING THIS AND DILIGENTLY INFORM ME ONCE DONE. Thxbye.
So we've been living out of two suitcases since about the end of January (cos stopped over in Pakistan too before getting to Sydney). Since then we've only been in Airbnbs; homes that are clean and comfortable but usually equipped minimally, managing only about the basics and the rest you just swing. Pretty much the only thing we've bought here has been food (cos hungries). The other day, I was having chai on the couch (big surprise) and suddenly had this realisation: From all our stuff that we currently don't have, I've absolutely missed nothing. No-thing. Zero. Multiplied by infinity. Negative, in fact. I tried to come up with even one thing that's currently not in my possession, and that I'd love to buy immediately instead of wait for it to arrive. I tried but couldn't manage and spoiler alert: Life still felt just as full and fine. I'd imagined back in January while choosing what to bring, that I'd be missing lots of everyday things that didn't make baggage allowance, the lack of which would make me annoyed and go all uff, wish I'd packed that! and it was humbling to realize that that didn't happen. Our container arrives soon and we get our hands on our stuff once again. I'm happy about it, of course. I've always felt an appreciation for everything I have. But not an attachment. Things collected lovingly over time and those bought with an honest life, will always hold value, will always bring pride (because temporarily loaned from God...or the Universe, if that's your thing). But in the happenings and smoke-screening of everyday life, these disposable things can make our human hearts feel perhaps too satisfied and blur the lines between what you need and what you only simply like. Perspective is a precious thing and it's nice to be reminded that none of my things own me and they too are not really mine. 🏡
Scenes from today's walk.
Organic jharoo. #lulz #sorry
Audience poll: Should I be a showoff and add my award win to my Insta bio? @nabeel.moeen has been after my life to do it ever since I got it. I also want to do it but in a very I-don't-care-about-awards and oh-I-forgot-I-put-that-in-my-bio kind of thing. Based on these inputs and very fake sentiments, please share your opinion: Should I do it? And if yes, then what should I write that feels more Amitabh Bachchan and less Rashid mechanic. Thanks for your help, guys. (Sidenote: That's some random glare on the award label, not a bad DIY pasting job 😛)
If you're fat and hairy, don't worry, cos fat + hairy = fairy lolzzzz I'm hilarious #pleasedontunfollowme *unrelated, large bee picture for no reason*
Aggressively wasting time on the couch right now so here's something very random to waste your time as well equally: Ten things about @nabeel.moeen and me. 1) This month we ended up knowing each other for 12 years. 2) He's a Pisces, I'm an Aquarius (no one cares, lulz). 3) Both of us are nuts for food and traveling. 4) Our favoritest thing to do together is to watch movies, in the cinema and at home. 5) We did long distance for four years before getting married. 6) We want to retire on our own farm one day (I'm also partial towards a beach cottage with a next door burger shack). 7) He's from Karachi, I'm from Lahore (although I've also lived in Karachi for some time and now my family's also moved there). 8) We single-handedly manage the revenue stream of at least one chai manufacturer somewhere in this world (multiple romantic cups a day). 9) Both of us hate shopping and always drag our clothes to shreds before getting new ones. 10) We love each other like crazayyyy, aaaaaaooooooo. Bye.
Sorry for creeping on your food contents, dear table neighbors at the restaurant but I have never seen something so incredible in my life: a coke tower. A COKE TOWER?!?! (gentle clarification: coke = soft drink). Multiple litres of this pure, chilled beverage. So beautiful, I'm crying. @volcanos_steakhouse #lifestyleblogger #sydneyblogger #dubaiblogger #sydneylife #volcanossteakhouse