the me

Munira is a hobbit. She lives in a bubble and shares it with her husband (Huz a.k.a Hozi) her daughter (Amu) and a black Persian cat (Fuzzy). These make periodic appearances in her blog.

Munira likes to read, play Scrabble, do gardening, take pictures, sketch, paint, cook, clean, stitch, and has also been seen spending quite a lot of time just sitting around brooding about stuff. Lately she has taken to writing about stuff that she broods about.

Hopefully, through this here blog, she’ll be able to share glimpses of life in her corner of the sprawling city that is Karachi, and at times perhaps some other corners of her country that is Pakistan.



64 thoughts on “the me

  1. Mariam October 9, 2010 / 7:22 am

    Very interesting posts Munira. And I loved your tagline “have fingers, will type”.

    • munira's bubble October 13, 2010 / 12:56 pm

      thanks Mariam! (the tagline just popped into my head and stuck) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. maryrichardson October 13, 2010 / 10:27 pm

    Dear Munira,
    Glad to have found your blog! I’m looking forward to reading more!

  3. maryawrites October 29, 2010 / 11:34 am

    Just dropping in to say hi. Good to find people from my hometown… aaah when will I see you again? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • munira's bubble October 30, 2010 / 6:23 pm

      All hail, fellow Karachiite! Very good of you to drop by indeed. You should definitely visit more often ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. crazygoangirl October 30, 2010 / 4:45 am

    Hey Munira!

    Found you through your comment on Perfectionism on Strangling My Muse. Loved your profile. Any hobbit is a friend of mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Have subscribed!

    Cheers, Harsha.

    • munira's bubble October 30, 2010 / 6:21 pm

      Well, hello fellow hobbit! Good to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for loving, and subscribing! I is honoured.

  5. The gold digger February 1, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    Hi Munira – thanks for the sweet things you said on my Class Factotum archive blog. I also have my double-secret probation Gold-digger blog where I tell almost all about my evil in-laws. Next time you comment, leave a link back to your fab blog so my readers can find you!

  6. Nida March 5, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    Hey there! Cool blog..will be tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. eva626 March 8, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    hey!!! my family is also from karachi pakistan!!! what a coincidence! maybe we’ve met??? lol

  8. eva626 May 26, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    cool…i love Scrabble too!! you like to clean??? lol. and my moms family also resides in karachi!!! (we could be related!)

    • eva626 May 26, 2011 / 3:39 pm

      wow sorry for another comment here…i guess i forgot i came by before LOL

      • Mun May 26, 2011 / 7:07 pm

        LOL!! That’s okay eva626, I forgive you! And yes, cleaning is fun! Especially re-organizing cupboards and drawers, that’s my favourite ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Btw, you aren’t related to experiment626 are you? ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Anonymous June 14, 2011 / 2:44 am

    Thanks Munira, just stumbled upon your blog this evening, love it~


  10. sufia June 21, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    i found yr link on al’s blog post, and as a karachi-ite, i can so relate to everything here, the maid stories, the wierd neighbours, tk u for the hours of entertainment.

    • munira June 22, 2011 / 11:20 am

      So many Karachi-ites! So glad you found me, and that you can relate and that you were entertained. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • munira June 27, 2011 / 5:55 pm

      Ditto LeRoy. Thank you for the poem….I posted it on my Days of Yore blog in the ‘About’ page ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved it.

  11. authenticcopy July 17, 2011 / 3:15 am

    You might not recognize my “face” because I’m wearing a new one and here to tell you about a new blog site because I know you can keep a secret. Here’s a place to post things that don’t fit on your personal blog. Please come visit, tell your friends, twitter, or submit a post if you want to but remember, it’s totally ANONYMOUS, so leave all real names out of it! (Go ahead and erase this post if you want– it’s for your eyes only.)

  12. Kathryn McCullough August 1, 2011 / 1:48 am

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, Munira! I’ve never been to Pakistan–New Delhi is the closest I’ve gotten. Your blog is fascinating, and the photos on your photo blog are stunning!

    • munira August 1, 2011 / 3:01 am

      I thank ye too, Kathryn! Flattered is the word!

  13. tasneem tapia August 24, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    wow! your blog looks so cool! Interesting stuff and very well presented. will keep visiting.

    • Munira August 24, 2011 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Tasneem! Look forward to seeing you around ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. rashmi August 31, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    hey hi munira

    Eid-al-fitr mubarak(belated)…

    • Munira September 22, 2011 / 1:57 pm

      You too Rashmi! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Baking with Sibella September 16, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Munira, Hi! So glad to have found your blog! It is so AWESOME! Will keep coming back! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Munira September 16, 2011 / 7:46 pm

      Yours looks like it’s going to be loads of fun too!
      Thanks so much for dropping by. Look forward to your comments in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Munira September 21, 2011 / 1:17 pm

      Oh no! I think it’s the same as yours Sibella! I’m such a copy cat! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  16. Salman Latif September 22, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Quite an artistic hobbit, she is ๐Ÿ˜› It’s rather…unusual to find so much peace in the life of a blogger from Karachi. Or perhaps you look at life through a lens of innate goodness and hence the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Munira September 22, 2011 / 5:14 pm

      Seek peace and ye shall find, is what I always say ๐Ÿ˜› Plus you can’t go wrong by living in a bubble ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. rajipatil September 27, 2011 / 9:46 am

    Hi.Just came across ur blog..would b following it

    • Munira September 28, 2011 / 7:48 pm

      Ooh, thank you! I love being ‘followed’ ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you like my stories.

  18. Anonymous October 9, 2011 / 2:54 am

    Munira the hobbit-what kind are you? A Took, Baggins or Brandybuck? Since I’m a hopeless LOTR fan and everything middle-earth: I had to stop & say hi! I am reminded of a Tolkeinism: ‘not all who wander are lost’. Great work! Thanks,

    • Munira October 9, 2011 / 4:55 am

      Asad!!!!! You visited!!!!
      Most tickled am I….. *grins ear to ear*…..and as far as hobbits are concerned, I think I’m a pretty good combination of all three clans….they were all related anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

      ‘Not all who wander are lost’, eh? This should be my tagline!!

  19. auntyuta October 12, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    The things you love make for a happy life. You seem to be concentrating on the positive things, I love your photos. They’re beautiful!

    Maybe you can blog one day about SCRABBLE. Is there anything you’d like to tell your readers about this game?

    • Munira October 15, 2011 / 9:59 am

      Awww, thanks Aunty Uta! Funny you should say that, because I think Iโ€™m a negative person mostly
      And what can I say about Scrabbleโ€ฆ.itโ€™s such an addictive game, and so much fun, especially when you come across interesting people as opponents. I have made so many virtual โ€˜friendsโ€™ through it, apart from the fact that I staved off so many hours of boredom!

  20. Bill November 16, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    Love the blog Munira! Thank you for reminding me to read so that I could find it! You are so great that way!

  21. Bill November 17, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Congratulations! You must be so proud! You know what I mean, I just can’t answer the normal way so here I am! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pictures are amazing, and I love the new one!

    • Munira November 17, 2011 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you Bill! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. The gold digger December 5, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    Munira, I saw your comment on my blog about subscribing and I’m afraid I have no idea how to set that up! But I do try to post once a week, usually on Thursday, if that helps.


    The GD

    • Munira December 5, 2011 / 9:53 pm

      That helps! I just need reminders, otherwise I forget, and that is the biggest problem here. By the time I remember to visit you, there is so much to catch up on!
      Wish you were on WordPress ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  23. MathiasLPhotos December 28, 2011 / 10:28 am

    Hello Munira !
    Thanks for subscribing to my blog … and for your very nice message !!
    Now, I’m also following the adventures of Munira the Hobbit !! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Leigh Hall June 9, 2012 / 7:21 am

    Beautiful. I just found your blog and I am so intrigued, Munira! You’re writing is Awesome! Want more. Following.

    hope + laughter

  25. artkapakistan June 9, 2012 / 8:59 pm

    Hello. Thanks for liking the crap I wrote ๐Ÿ˜€
    It helped me find your really fun blog.

    • Munira June 10, 2012 / 7:42 am

      Your twitter handle is cute (you were in my ‘who to follow’ list on the side) so I clicked on you and found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Your subject interests me, and I found your ramblings thought-provoking, so I ‘liked’ what you wrote….not crap at all! Thanks for the follow ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be keeping an eye on you too.

  26. travelgardeneat January 8, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    Munira, thank you for the kind comment on my photo ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ Kat

  27. Arun Suresh May 18, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    you have such an interesting blog here. keep blogging

  28. White Pearl July 16, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Hey ! Just found your blog and it looks quite interesting ! I love the description you gave about your sweet family ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have been through some of your posts all are very mature and good. I wish you all the luck ๐Ÿ™‚ Love xx

    • Munira May 22, 2014 / 11:43 am

      Thank you so much!

  29. Yasmin Elahi May 22, 2014 / 10:07 am

    Its good to see sensible people blogging about Karachi… a city I love deeply. There is more to it than violence and bloodshed… must come back and read more ! Thanks Munira ..already in love with your blog site ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Munira May 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

      Good to be described as sensible for a change! ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you live in Karachi too? Because most who live here have a love-hate relationship with it, as do I. Thank you for your lovely comment….made my day it did!

  30. sameer December 30, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    i loved you blogs. i am actually working on a documentary on Sidhpur. i would appreciate if we can talk about it! it will be very good for me…

  31. randombytes March 20, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Hello, I am also a Karachiite, nice meeting you here.. good blog, would love to read more from you!!

    • Munira April 20, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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