October Wrappers (ft. Elections, Moody Kids, Halloween + More)

Hey girl hey. And boy.

In conclusion, federal elections were wack. But let’s take it back to the beginning. October was a great month for me and I hope it was for you! I’m going to make this intro really short because we have a little bit to go through. Check out September, skim through to what interests you and let’s get starteddd.


School

This school is turning out really well so far and honestly let’s pray it stays that way.

My academics are going well (alhamdulillah) but my key highlight is an English presentation we had to do annotating a song. I did Scars To Your Beautiful and things got deep really quick. I was dreading itttt but it was so fun to present.

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As for the business club I’m in, we had to sell lollipops to fundraise and my siblings bought 75% of them so… AND AAH I DID THE EXAM and it went wellll. I feel like I was confident in my answers and hopefully everything works out. But the thing is I forgot to tell my mom, and I left my phone in the library by accident, so I was walking home with no home and no message to my mom about anything and I didn’t even realize (she got so mad but now we’re okay). And I oop-. I’ll update you on results next month.

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Student council has been fun as well. The co-culture girl and I really bonded over our ideas and we’re still battling the school on a multicultural day this month or next but we want it to be biggg. Hopefully things work out. For halloween, we gave out candy and hosted a costume contest. I dressed up as a grandma and asked people for the story of their life – that’s my original self in a nutshell though.

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Because of student council, I had to show up on announcements 3 times. And because they’re video, it’s so nerve-wrackinggg. Like the first time my heart was beating OUT of my chest but now I’m getting used to iiiit.

French class has been really fun. We did scavenger hunts and watched french movies for a few days this month and ah I just love it. I got to know people through the scavenger hunts and things got deep. I think one of the main reasons I’m bonding with people so fast here is because we come from similar economic class. No one here is crazy rich and we all kind of have a sense of humility. My other school was in a rich neighborhood and it just showed me how much economic status unfortunately affects who we get along with.

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I took the first math league test and I got a 2/8 Y’ALL THIS IS SAD. Most of them were trick questions though -_-. Overall, I really like my classes and guess what? I don’t get lost anymooooore. From class to class, at least. We’ll see how bad it gets next semester.


 

Life

So it’s the volunteering time of the year where I’m paired to read with a younger kid and y’all. This kid HATES me. At first, he was so nice but this 8 year old starts running, saying he hates reading, telling me to be quiet and then y’all watch this conversation.

Him: So how did you get here? Did you drive?

Me: No, I don’t drive. I walked.

Him: What? How?

Me: My house is over there.

Him: Your HUSBAND is over there?

Me: Omg what? No.

Him: EVERYONE, SHE HAS A HUSBANDDDD. SHE’S MARRIEDDDD.

Adults: *giggling*

Children: *gasping*

Me: I can explain-

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Like WHAT. But now he’s starting to like me. He’s a bit stubborn and wants everything his way but I’m up for the challenge.

I got involved in video editing for a local scholar and that’s been fun. Me and this girl work on thumbnails and we accidentally met in person because we were heading to listen to a lecture and this man stops both of us and asks us to get the berries ready like we work here. So here I was, asking everyone for the code to the kitchen and pretending  I was staff. She offered to help and we found out 3 seconds later that we’re on the same groupchat for editing. She’s so kind and easygoing. I hope we get to know each other more this year.

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My friends and I caught up from last year in a birthday party and it was so much fun! I love her and her family (hi Muz!) But I’m going to slip in a deep quote my 7 year old brother said when he fell on the tarmac on our way back from the mall:

“I don’t belong on this earth because it hurts me too much”

Like what!! He obviously said it literally but that can EASILY be a 14 year old’s instagram bio. I hope my brother’s okay lollll but dang that was deep.

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my brother was like

I mentioned last month that I was starting to get involved with the political organization for the elections. Well I made 4 instagram posts (one went viral), 2 blog posts, interviewed 2 candidates one-on-one and almost met with one more at a coffee shop but she unintentionally ditched me. I didn’t hear from her manager again so I was like okay. But I learned so much about the political system, the candidates, parties and it was fun while it lasted. My brother and I kept watching Trudeau dodging questions videos and I literally can’t stop laughing. Ah, if only politicians could be more authentic. How did you guys feel about the parties this time? I liked Jagmeet for his compassion but also Bernier for his honesty.

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My brother was with me so we ate in a bakery and just walked around. We came across a church and my brother and I always talk about religion and approaching other beliefs. We were kind of nervous to enter but we asked a family who was leaving after church service was done and he welcomed us inside. We got a tour from an organizer and met the priest. The church is beautiful and they gave us pamphlets to attend concerts (I’ll attend one this year and tell you how it goes). It was interesting because I was on my way to volunteer for Islamic History event and they were hosting an event for their church’s 200 year anniversary. I think it’s important to start opening dialogue with each other despite differences of our faith. At the end of the day, we both believe Jesus taught love and respect and we should start treating one another that way instead of being judgemental. So yeah, hopefully I can come by and ask questions another day and that might clear some conceptions about Islam on their part. But it was a great experience.

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I read no books (love that for me) but I watched a movie in french class. That counts, right? I hated the ending but it was fun to watch.

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Blogging

My friend’s answer blog post is STILL exploding like what do people even like about ittt? But not complaining because it boosts my self-esteem when looking at stats. Also, if you guys had anything you want to see from me this month, let me know. I usually don’t ask for ideas because it takes me forever to think of stuff for other people but I also want to write about things you guys would read. (Not everyone likes all the details in my monthly wrappers but I write them because shh my mind is like a grandma’s and this is my backup in case my diaries disappear)

Blog Post Of The Month

My Awkward Hijab Stories

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Most Popular Post

Night Routines // Expectations vs Reality

3 Reasons Why YOU Should Start A Diary (1)

Blogger Of The Month

Ayesha

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned Hopealive (Ayesha) before but I recently started to really like her poems and photography. I especially like her personal stories and she just has a way of uplifting readers it’s amazing. So if you want that mental positivity in your feed, go. follow. her. She also posts super consistently and aah the commitment. I striiive.

Most Active Follower

Thank you Elizabeth Webel for always leaving super nice comments this month!! Elizabeth is a 14 year old teen part of a magazine called The Silver Needle. She also has a dope microwave cake recipe so you need to get in touch with her as well.

And mwah mwah mwah to all of you (especially “Matthew” -_-) for being so amazing this month. I appreciate every comment, every like and every smile at my dry humour. ❤


Favourites

Favourite Song: Still fangirling over Maher Zain but this nashid remix though.

Favourite Book: I didn’t read this month, how beautiful. 🙂

Favourite Movie: Midnight In Paris

Favourite Youtuber: Caught in Providence (I have no idea how I ended up there but-)

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Cravings: Stuffed biscuits and tea

Hobby: Editing + knitting

Fav Outfit: SWEATERS

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Fav Day of the Week: Wednesday + Sunday

Fav Quote: THIS

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November Goals

But first, how did we do for October?

  1. Set out one hour a week to read other posts! (0.5) ✔️
  2. Attend a math challenge (they’re once a month) ✔️
  3. Hustle for election news (I’m election coordinator at this organization a girl in my school started) ✔️
  4. Memorize Surat Al Furqan (The Criterion) ✔️ 
  5. Exercise twice a week – hahahahahno
  6. Try not to fail the business team exam ✔️ (I TRIED)

4.5/6 – YESSSSSS progress though

  1. Try not to die in business regionals
  2. ACTUALLY REVISE EVERYTHING I NEED TO REVISE PLS
  3. Create events for Movember (what are you guys doing in your schools??)
  4. Improve from my last mark in math challenge
  5. Walk 60 km for Movember 
  6.  Get to know 3 new people

 

Anddd that’s all for today.

HOW’S SCHOOL?!

How’s life?

How’s blogging?

October favs?

November goals?

Do you want to see me write anything specific in November?

Thoughts on the Canadian election?

What did you dress up as for halloween?

I’ll see you in my next post.

Bayyy. 💞

26 thoughts on “October Wrappers (ft. Elections, Moody Kids, Halloween + More)

  1. Ju The Dodo says:

    Bayy!! 😂 Girl, that little boy you’re reading with MUST be so fun (and annoying!)
    And it’s really great that you’re updated with the political news, because it is necessary for young people like us to know about it. Not many teens do know much though, or is it just me observing this?😂
    Also… Caught in Providence! Like idk even know why but it’s just so interesting 😂 Have you seen the one in which they have a refugee family in court one day?
    Great post as always!❤

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    • Bayance says:

      I was gonna reply then I watched the refugee video from caught in providence and from there, sis just forgot. Thank you sooo much for reading! And omg ahaha he IS and guess what? He didn’t say shut up in a long time. And ahh so true! We need to be more involved. Thank u thank u thank u!

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  2. McKayla says:

    Great October. Mine was good, and I was actually pretty productive: exercising a lot, working on making a movie, and writing.
    Oh, and also binge-watched Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Once Upon A Time. My sister and I both went as fairytale characters for Halloween.
    I’m really looking forward to November because I have a dance performance (to the song “Freaks Like Me” which is my current song obsession) and I’m starting taekwondo. Anyway, it was a good month.
    Also SWEATERSSSSSSS.

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  3. Jo says:

    ughhhhhhh tbh i moved from the states to canada and i had no idea that there was an election in the first place. XD i thought everyone was all yappy but i mean, we still have the same pm, so… yeah..
    and then i moved (again, wah) to the philippines so i have no clue what’s going on in canada now. XD
    school is TERRIBLE, i’m glad life was mostly kind to ya, and girll you need to read some books. at least one
    for
    fun, y’know?

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    • Bayance says:

      THATS A LOT OF MOVING! Hope you like it in Phillipines! What’s the politics like there? And aww man!! Are people rude? Academics hard? Tell meee. (If you want to ofc). And ikrrrr!! 😂 I’ll get on it Jo don’t worry

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      • Jo says:

        oh ma word politics is kinda lowkey insane. when i was in manila it was all over the news– now that i’m on another island we’re a little slow to the upkeep but it’s still a big thing ™ like in the states. some people are rude (one guy honked his motorcycle at me for “walking too slow”) but for the most part people are people. AND ACADEMICS WHOO BOI let’s just say that i’ll likely die before heading back to north america 😀
        yo, yes. i haven’t read supernova but i hear it’s good

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  4. Jade rainbow says:

    The only elections i know of are the ones in America. Soooo. Yeah. Hmmm let’s see some idas for posts!!! Like Wha’ts Canada like? Or the part of it that you live. Are there any bad neighborhoods like in the states we’ve got ghetto and i don’t know what you’ll have… is Canada diverse? What kinds are students do you have in your schools? Also why did you live in hte UAE?

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  5. autumngirl says:

    American politics sounds complicated..but not as complicated as what’s going on over here in the UK, do you guys in America hear much about Brexit? Or do you just think ‘oh just another problem with England! Nothing new’ I’m curious, let me know! That kid you volunteer with sounds like he’ll be fun to work with haha! I don’t understand the whole grading system you guys have in America, but a 2/8 sounds good to me, so I don’t know lol love this post! xx You should do a post where you answer people’s questions about America because I for one have hundreds!

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    • Bayance says:

      Omg I feel like no one pays attention to elections outside of America and Canada like dang our news are biased. I have nooo idea what Brexit is. And nothing about British politics for that matter. Hahahha he’s fun but very ‘it goes MY way’ attitude. Nooo there was 8 questions and I got 2/8 right 😂 My friend is in IB and their actual marks are our of 8 but I hate thattt. I want a specific percentage. Omg you know what? I should actually do that. 😂 Maybe we can have a specific topic instead of America as a whole? Do you like politics, education, or just general info?

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      • autumngirl says:

        Wow haha, I’d say you’re lucky you don’t know what Brexit is! I like politics, education and general info which probably means you’ll have to do either 1 really long post, or 3 separate ones haha, have fun! x

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  6. Ana Regina says:

    This is so cool! I’m sorry about your math league, but at least you took part, I’ve never done that. 😦 And also, the blogger of the month is really cool, I used to do a “follower of the month” but I did it back when literally 2 people followed me 😛
    Great post!!!! 😀 ❤

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