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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Canada – brrrr!

Safiyyah getting ready to play in the summer snow!

On a random tour through blogosphere, I came across a woman who is planning a trip that will pass through Montreal. She is concerned about what sorts of clothing to pack. Would it be too cold for summer gear? Reminds me of the time someone admitted she'd heard about Islam but wasn't sure who he was. I suppose people just don't know very much about Canada either. What pops into your head when you think of Canada?


  • At 6/18/2005 05:21:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    looks like you are an artist too Mashallah. :D

  • At 6/18/2005 05:24:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    do you live in an igloo? :D

  • At 6/18/2005 07:04:00 p.m., Blogger cncz said…

    you already know about my deep love for Canada, did you know that I spent a month in Newfoundland during one summer?

    so i know better. and i can sing o canada in french. but i digress..

    when i told people i went to newfoundland, they were like "oh is that like anne of green gables?" no that's pei, peeps. and no there's no snow in most of newfoundland in july.

    my friend's mom cracked me up in newfoundland when she said, "be careful in the sun today, it's going to be 82 degrees!
    in new orleans it is 82 in december.

  • At 6/18/2005 09:58:00 p.m., Blogger Asmaa said…

    Canada is freakin cool.

  • At 6/18/2005 11:52:00 p.m., Anonymous Dalia said…

    Oh my, I LOVE your picture!!! It looks just like you, Saf:) The igloo is soooo cool.

    It doesn't beat your Sikh photo though, that rocked!!!

  • At 6/19/2005 12:34:00 a.m., Blogger Safiyyah said…

    Cncz: Eastern Canada is amazing. There's a lot of great outdoorsy stuff to do there. My family went on a long roadtrip one summer, and it was a blast. And the people were incredibly friendly.

    Asmaa: But then you're biased, aren't you? ;-)

    Dalia: The Sikh pic is too controversial to post. It was done on a silly whim, and I only intended for it to be shown to my family. I can't believe so many people saw it. Random people were asking me how I made the turban. I had no idea what they were talking about, which I found very frightening indeed. That's the danger with online operations. We never know where our things will go.

  • At 6/19/2005 11:27:00 a.m., Blogger Nzingha said…

    as salaam alaikum

    Say Canada I think of: Hockey, beer, canibus, expensive (7.50 falafel plate.. comeon), fight over shariah in family matters, cold, muslim americans being finger printed at the border.

    oh and the word 'eh'

  • At 6/19/2005 11:41:00 p.m., Blogger Aoife said…

    I think of southpark. Sorry.

    "Blame Canada".

    But I really love Canada... I love almost everything about it except that the warmest place in Canada is NORTH of the US. BRR!!!

  • At 6/20/2005 03:40:00 a.m., Anonymous Tasmiya said…

    Canada - I think about Degrassi Junior High (the old one with Steph K and Joey!), maple syrup and yeah.."aboot".

  • At 6/20/2005 10:35:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salaam 'Alaikum

    Have been north three times: Que, Ont, and BC.

    South Park song, "Blame Canada." Polite Mounties. Polite people. Snow shoes. Maple syrup. Beer. Hockey. Aboot. Eh. Actors exported to the US. Very clean. Vancouver is probably the cleanest place I've ever seen.

    Snow, snow, and more snow.

    Ha ha Degrassi! LOL I used to watch that show. -- UZ

  • At 6/20/2005 10:37:00 a.m., Blogger Lyvvie said…

    When I think of Canada, I see images of large, lush forests, rolling hills and snow peaked mountains. I see small towns and friendly people. I see a multi-culture that may have more success than any other melting pot around. I see amazing, free wildlife and endless wilderness.

    and Niagra Falls.

  • At 6/20/2005 08:24:00 p.m., Anonymous arafat said…

    My 4 day trip to Canada is just about to end (my bus will leave in an hour!), and I can't say I've been too impressed, but I can't see it's bad either. One thing though has really impressed me - the number of Muslims in Toronto. Man! I spent just an hour in Scarborough Town Center today, and I saw like tons of muhajjabas! I couldn't believe I was still in North America.

    Oh, and about the cold? Gotta say, it's soo hot here today! Americans will have no clue.

  • At 6/21/2005 10:26:00 a.m., Blogger cncz said…

    how could i forget something so funny as the tammy skit from the kids in the hall: "segregation...indian nation... and dance".

    ahhh canada.

  • At 6/25/2005 05:30:00 p.m., Blogger basit said…

    a few days ago i had a long conversation with someone about the bears and lumberjacks that live in canada, and the igloos, and the log houses. it made me feel warm inside.


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