Monday, 31 January 2011

Coz I’m a month late & as politically incorrect as ever…

When I decided that I’d like a blog make-over, I didn’t intend on changing the URL. It just came to me one night while I was watching Vampire Diaries Season 2, positively drooling all over Damon Salvatore, hypnotised by his blue eyes under that intense gaze (Ok so he wasn't looking at me right, but a girl can dream. Go burst your own bubbles. And besides, I couldn’t help it, the man is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. but that’s a whole other story for another time).

I was very reluctant to have my name splashed out in URL-land all by its onesey savvy, the thought made me  uncomfortable. And so I decided to search for an alternative that would still have remnants of me in it, but would represent something different.

Azurah is derived from the word Azzurra, which is the feminine form of Azzurro – which means Blue in Italian (but all you Cannavarro stalkers knew that already). Now I love colour… lots of bright rich colours (my wardrobe will testify to that) but my absolutely favourite colour has to be Blue. And not just any kind of Blue. Eye-gougingly intense and enigmatic blues like Majorelle, Lapis Lazuli, Azure, Azurite (& all the other Az’s coz we capitalise & monopolise), Aqua, Turquoise, Cerulean etc. These colours truly feed my soul and give me a sense of peace and tranquility in this fucked up world.

Lapis Lazuli: it's pretty innit...
                                                             
The Almighty's SWT Greatness is evident in this froggie called the Dendrobates Azureus. It's amazing how something so hideous can be so beautiful at the same time.

I briefly considered Azraq, the singular of Zurq which incidentally also means Blue (or to become Blue) in Arabic, but I quickly dismissed it for a number of reasons. Partially because I felt that the name Azraq still had too much of “me” in it and mostly because the name is used metaphorically for evildoers whose eyes are glazed with fear as mentioned in the Qur’an 20:102 (seriously, I'm not going down that road) and is generally associated with pessimistic characteristics and negative connotations in most cultures.

Then I initially wanted to register azzurra.com but knew that the domain would be taken and so I played around and had my heart set on azura.com – but some bitch person that hasn’t blogged since 2002 has already laid claim to that. So I had to become innovative.

And here you have it… welcome to the new face of Azra’s Adventures, now known as azurah.com. The content will be pretty much the same… if ludicrous, outrageous, sarcastic and satirical is your cup of tea. It’s been quite a long time coming, but I’ve been so busy lately (y’know, with life and stuffs) that I just couldn’t get down to doing everything at one time and eventually settled on making changes in stages. There’s still some tweaking that needs to be done here and there, but nothing drastic… we’ll live… and still eat cake.

Unfortunately though, during the transition I lost a whole lot of my links. I've managed to recover some of them but I cannot recall everything. So if I've missed your URL, give me a shout. Also I'd love to have the whole world on my blogroll/s (<--- ha see what I did there), but it's impossible. So every now and then I update my blog roll and usually remove links to blogs that have been dormant for more than 2 months. I can't be sitting with long lists of dormant blogs that haven't been updated in forever, it's nothing personal. I follow most of the blogs anyway, and when it becomes active again, I'll add it to the blog roll once again. Ciao for now bishes ;D

PS. I'd just like to send a shout out, and a big thank you to Irfaan and Trinity. Thanks for your votes.

6 comments:

  1. When we were young and living in pakistan, my sister used to caputre chiplakian (lizards?) and just poke them.

    That frog does look beautiful
    :)

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  2. *chipkalian (I'm confused) -____-

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  3. Azurah .. I like it :)
    Blue is my all time favourite colour too. Especially bright royal blue.

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  4. Nas - The frog is pretty innit. i want to put it as my profile pic lol

    nk - I love bright royal blue too, especially in silk or satin. Hope you're well!

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  5. I've missed the blogosphere. It's where mental machinations happen ;)

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  6. Saaleha - We're happy to have you back... albeit if only for those little moments in time ;D

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