An 8 thingies Meme

6 Jun

I’m only doing this because I find Aaron and his so interesting :)

I’m gonna partially cheat and pull out five from my about page:

  1. I’ve spent an average of 16 months in any one residence. Shortest was roughly 3 months, longest was roughly four years.
  2. I created a sponsorship at the University of Toronto while still a student. It took over a year to happen because the person in scholarships thought I was pulling a prank and refused to listen to me (seriously – I even ended up going to the dean). It was only after she left that anything happened (I initiated this in my third year, and it was formed and paid for in the fourth year).
  3. My family’s diversity is … unique. Our ethnicity is Kashmiri (the piece of land that India and Pakistan keep fighting over), and I am a Canadian citizen. My brother is married to a Vietnamese who converted to Islam. My older sister is married to an Indian Hindu. I am engaged to an American Christian (I myself am a Muslim). Smorgasboard of cultures!
  4. I used to be a damn good soccer defender (center fullback). Then I destroyed my knee, and now I can’t even jog for 5 minutes without it tightening up.
  5. I was Yantis’ righthand man in the MMO space. Every single one of his acquisitions were driven by me, from $1000 to $100,000+ I caused Sony/Blizzard/etc massive headaches without them knowing who I was :) Which was fine by me.
  6. I was born left-handed, but my parents ‘encouraged’ me to use my left hand. I write using my righthand, have much more control with my right, but simple physical tasks (opening up a jar, turning the knob, etc) – I use my left. Even trying to use my right makes me uncomfortable.
  7. I have two dogs – one is a diminutive 9lb (he was a runt), and the other weighs more than my fiancee.
  8. I miss the bums of Toronto. Weird for sure, but they do (entertaining) nutty stuff. It makes life interesting.

6 Responses to An 8 thingies Meme


Aaron | Prime Blog

June 6th, 2007 at 3:10 pm

Aw shucks. Great facts, thanks for playing and as always, the respect is mutual. Take care and I’ll be in touch soon.



June 6th, 2007 at 5:57 pm

Hey Ahmed, that’s an uber-interesting meme you’ve got there!



June 6th, 2007 at 6:05 pm

Uber eh? I’ll take it :)


Moses Francis

June 7th, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Cool, another soccer player :D


Paul Rob

June 25th, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Just found your site today, read several blog posts, but the comment about missing bums in Toronto lost me for good.



June 25th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

Okay well – it is more nostalgia than anything else. I’ve been threatened a few times – not fun. But it is part and parcel of the metro life, and I miss it.