on 24th June, 2017, Tinkerer of Words turned 3.


The last year, for the blog, hasn’t been too exciting. Although, it’s been pretty much the opposite in terms of my non-blog life. I moved to the UK last September for Uni and that meant I’ve been a terrible blogger. terrible is totally an understatement. I’ve neglected uploading new content. Which is a lot more difficult to understand since I didn’t actually stop writing or anything, in fact I kept posting bits of writings/poems to my personal Facebook instead.

Problem is, I struggle with doing what people do to get their writings noticed. I instantly lack the motivation to make an effort to kind of “advertise” yourself (advertise not in a market-y, gimmicky way, but like making real connections with people if that makes any sense…), and with having this website without the support system that the community at least provided, it’s been difficult. I can stare at a blank screen for hours trying to find the words but when it comes to actually uploading those found words, I’ll procrastinate with at least 6 episodes of whatever-it-is-i-am-currently-binge-watching (cough*izombie*cough). ISN’T THAT SUPER ODD?! (pls tell me, I can’t be the only one who suffers from this ah…oddness(?)).

Case in point #1, I have a whole album of DESIGNS on my Facebook, for maybe half an year, that has writings sort of illustrated or accompanied by bits of shapes etc. that are minimalistic and try to add to the words. It’s easier seen than explained. I started it as a way to improve my Illustrating skills + to find a way to merge my obsession with words and Graphics Design, as an aesthetically pleasing fusion.

And stupidly enough, I’ve not even mentioned it here on the blog. LIKE AT ALL.

Case in point #2, since moving to the UK, one of the greatest things has been the many Spoken Word poetry events. I’ve had the utmost pleasure of not only listening to some truly talented poets, but also performing in front of an audience, four times. Now, four times seems like a very small number, but for someone who’s only just watched Spoken Word on Youtube, the opportunity to stand on a stage and speak your words, has been, utterly remarkable. As a way to share my spoken word poems especially with friends and family back in Saudi Arabia, I started a SoundCloud account where for some reason I found the motivation to upload my 2 poems vs. delaying even the post I had in mind for ToW where I’d mention this. Like, I don’t even know why I found the latter so demanding.

Regardless, I want you to know I really, really, REALLY, R E A L L Y cherish this blog. I might sound a bit too cynical or maybe self-critical but Tinkerer of Words has seriously been a place of comfort for me. It’s been my home from the moment I spent weeks hunting for the right name for a blog where I’ll be free to share stuff and improve stuff. 3 years is a milestone, but now it’s onwards. I want to better this place, learn from my mistakes and perhaps make news ones to learn from later.

Because even now that I sit in lamplight, a little too sleepy too early, I can’t thank you enough for reading this.
You make this less difficult.


You make it a whole lot easy.




ah, yes. I don’t even know what to’s 24th June and my blog, Tinkerer of Words, turns 2!

That’s 2 YEARS of blogging and it’s been a fulfilling experience, to say the least. I have (and still am) trying to understand my writing..but for now, this is a milestone. One which I am incredibly grateful to ya’ll for! For the motivational words and the generous feedback, it’s all helped tremendously.

People’s interest means a lot for any (wanna-be) writer or artist or musician or whatever sort of creative, and you all, each one of you, have made this journey, less daunting. so, THANK YOU. 



p.s. kewl stuff coming soon on ToW! stay tuned. ?

1 Year Blog Anniversary.

In the beginning,
everything seems feeble and unimportant;

not enough to matter.


And yet one grabs on and holds onto a beginning as if it were, though feeble and unimportant, the only vine worth holding onto.

Self believe can seem no less than a planting but know this, its roots run deep, holding onto you, as if you too were the only vine worth grabbing, in that seemingly mightier forest.


And so it goes, content in even just the bond with your beginning.


But slowly, yet surely, beginning grows and for the first time ever, it lifts you up, just a tad bit higher. Of course, you chuckle it away as if cautious to not let the enormity of your pride make it any heavier for your beginning. Oh you wouldn’t ever want that, not for the once feeble and unimportant.

Ergo you take a deep breathe and tell yourself to let the awe make you lighter and you close your eyes, cautious yet again to let not the sight of it vanish but instead let it sink from your vision and drizzle onto those roots, ones that run deep within you.


So that every once in a while, even in all the eventual growth of your beginning, you feel the awe change into the drizzle, begin to awaken the remembrance of a beginning before your beginning.


When your roots emerged.

For people shone and words, they gifted.


And then it began to matter.


THANK YOU so much to all you wonderful people and for all your wonderful support. I can’t begin to tell you HOW much it means to me.
I’m kind of really ridiculous at phrasing my appreciation…
hence, why I ended up writing a metaphorical-ish (maybe vague? ) piece instead..  
(AND why it took me about a week to finish this post..)
But seriously, this milestone leaves me 100% awestruck.
Thank you for making it possible.  
Oh and there’s a lot more planned for the year ahead that I’m far too excited for. ToW would surely be honoured by your presence!  😉


Much Love,

Tinkerer of Words, 4 Month Anniversary: Being Questioned

So Fellow Tinkerers!

In the honor of this blog completing its four months, I (i.e. Sister of Toto) bring you this post in which we delve into the mind of Toto! Get to know what Toto likes and what not? We will also try to find out things like what is the best way to procrastinate from the pro-procrastinator herself?


Get to know why Toto likes English? And answers to questions much more serious like why is the 0 on a phone after 1 and not before?

It’s Showtime.

So Toto, How Hi are you? 😉 Oops.. what I meant was Hi! How are you?

Hey, I’m greatt 🙂 And super happy… Cuz holidays. 😎

Yeah, well it’s just going to get worse from now on 😛

BTW a very warm welcome to your own blog!

Congratulations on completing four months Toto!

I have got to say that for a lazy daisy like you four months is a long time!

Thankyou! Ikr. I can’t believe I didn’t abandon it in like 12 hours

So tell me Toto..

Yes my lovely interviewer

it has been exactly four months since u began, and we are not really celebrating the day at all, neither have you given me any sort of treat.. In fact you didn’t think about it till I asked you for this interview.. But anyways, How do u feel about it?

Haha you’re a prodigy at treat-asking, aren’t you eh? 😀 oh and I KNOW RIGHT. I can’t believe I never noticed 😮 … It’s because of school :'( was too busy being a wanna-be good student

Oh not about the blog you silly! About me doing this interview!?

Oh ok. Sorry about being the worst guest ever * Ahem my 1st interview you see* 🙄

Haha well like I said before..I’m uncertain whether humans would actually want to read a noob interview of a newbie, unheard-of blogger. But I’m still filled to the brim with this giddy feeling of just “oh stop it you!” And like so stoked that I finally found someone to interview me

Moving on, I know English language has always been your favorite subject from ever since I can remember! And you love to write and you also completely adore to read English novels! Hence you have a good knowledge about English language.. So tell me why are berries which aren’t blue called blue berries in English?

*grinning* haha this interview ain’t that intimidating after all! Well yes, I’m a massive English geek. There’s something so beautiful about correcting people’s grammar with a smirk and a nod. Look. That’s the brilliance in english. These words, that in reality make zero sense, being accepted and used by gazillions of human beings.

Okay now let us talk about what you do in your free time other than practicing your couch potato skills (which BTW you are a master of!)..

Do you watch movies?

Yes I do in fact watch movies whenever I can!

What kind of movies?

Basically all the animation films because they’re just severe cuteness. As well as any adevntureish sort of movie especially long series!

Do you like the Batman Trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan?

Yes like duh. How can’t you?!

Good, because you need to have a lot of knowledge about Batman for the couple of next question that I am going to ask you..

So first question who is your favorite villain out of the 3 movies?

Hands-down THE JOKER for the best villain ever. then Bane and last, *whats-the-1st-part-villain’s-name”?

What do you think would happen if Batman gets bitten by a Vampire?

hmm he’d become “batvamp”

Talking about superheroes.. What super power do you dream of having?

To be able to fly (duhh) or be able to eat without growing fat! :mrgreen:

Furthermore, now I will ask you a few very serious questions and they are:

*ohh this getting serious*

What is the best way to procrastinate?

By trying not to procrastinate.

why is the 0 on a phone after 1 and not before?

Because 0 would like to follow other numbers for a change without getting judged

Okay now some WWB i.e. What would bes.. in this you have to answer questions that basically rephrased so that they start with what would be! (Oh you have no idea how long it took to rephrase some of them)

What would be that one fictional character that you would want to be yourself?

(NO. why would you ask suchhay ruthless question?! :'( ) But hmm.. *thinking*…. I think Sherlock because he’s a genius.

What would be the 3 things you would want to do, if you knew the world is about to end?

  1. Contemplate the truth behind this “The End”
  2. Eat something
  3. Act like Sherlock and figure something out

What would be the thing that you are most proud of?

Probably about having the coolest family evaaa 😎 and of course this blog and the fact that I blabber with words a lot.

What would be the one thing you could change about yourself?

*ohh hard question!* I’d like to fly!

Moving on, now I will give you 2 options and you have to pick the one you like or find better than the other and no you cannot say both or none:

Invisibility or reading minds : reading minds 😎

Biryani or pizza : biryani4life.


Sherlock or Doctor who : *just cuz it has new episodes* Doctor Who (a very hard decision taken due me accepting only one answer!)

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets or Harry Potter and the half blood prince : Half Blood Prince!

Ice cream or Oreos : ice cream <3

That pretty much sums up my interview (I got lazy to find more questions to ask)!

If you have anything to say to your tinkerers you have got about 10 words.. 12 maximum! Your word limit starts now!

“Seriously, honored to have you even visit this page, You’re Awesome.”

everytime someone visits!

So my friends that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this interview though it isn’t as good as your head tinkerer.. but rereading it kind made me feel it isn’t that bad either! So make sure you hit the subscribe button and do visit ToW again soon. Also fell free to leave your comments below to let me know if you like this post or if you want to ask some questions to Toto yourself (planning on a grand interview on completion of six whole months)! until my next bizarre and rare post!


P.S. I don’t know why I didn’t celebrate the previous months 😀 oh and excuse the grammar this time, my most respectable interviewer didn’t let me change any bit of the writing so had to post as it was!  Anyways, hope you people like this somewhat casual and lighthearted post! I mean it’s gotta be chill when sister’s there 😎