Get To Know Me

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What better way to start a blog but by answering a few questions about myself 🙂

Hi, I’m Taiba (pronounced Ty-Ba). It’s an Arabic name which means the one who is pleasant. 

How old are you?

I am currently 18 years old.

Where are you from?

I’m a Pakistani origin but was born and bred in England. West Yorkshire to be precise

What is your Occupation?

I am a full time student at my local college

What are you studying?

A levels. English Literature, film and media studies

What is your career aspirations?

To be honest, I have no idea what career path I want to take. I’m just planning to do what I love and just see where that takes me.

What are your hobbies? 

I love to read so expect to see some book reviews in the near future. I love cooking, writing and I want to learn different languages in the possible future.

What motivates you?

Coffee, lots and lots of coffee. And also independence. I don’t want to rely on anyone in order to support myself

List a few of your favorite things 

  • Lipsticks
  • The colour purple/plum
  • Coffee
  • Subways Sandwiches
  • Stationary
  • Notebooks/books

Do you have any pets?

I currently have a white and ginger kitten called ‘Nana (short for banana). Before him, we had a black and white cat called Kiwi but she had a fatal car accident.

Why did you delete your previous blog?

My previous blog was on blogger which was difficult to use as I use my sister’s laptop. She didn’t like me logging on to google mail with my address and logging her out. Most of her  site used Gmail so my logging in caused her a lot of difficulties.

You’ve deleted most of your social networks, how come?

I’m planning to fully address this in a future blog but the main reason is because I don’t need them

Do you plan on deleting any more social networks?

I want to delete my Instagram but that won’t happen soon. I’m also planning on to make a private SnapChat.

Where did the name Jorlaska come from?

Jorlaska is originally a shipping name. (If you’re a fangirl, You will totally understand this). I used to go by the pseudonym name Alaska, a year ago, after the character Alaska from John Green’s novel, Looking for Alaska and I also liked the youtuber Perpetual Jordan during that period of time. So a close friend and I came up with the name Jorlaska as a shipping name. It’s no longer a shipping name but I do use it as a brand or I plan on doing that.

When are you going to blog?

Since it’s a Monday today, I hope to blog every Mondays  or every other Mondays depending on how busy my schedule will be



  1. Amie Cadwallader

    September 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Stationary is literally my biggest weakness, there is nothing I love more than getting new stationary, especially super cute stationary!
    Love, Amie ❤
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    1. Taiba

      September 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      If I could, I would spend nearly all my money on cute stationary but unfortunately I can’t. đź’•

    1. Taiba

      September 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      It was one the first books I read of John green and the first to ever make me cry! Always have a special place on my heart

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