Baneen Fatima - “Zombies and I: NOT a Love Story”


Baneen Fatima

Baneen has travelled from Dubai, UAE to study a Design Foundation Programme at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Some people are easily scared; others are just good at pretending things don't affect them. Being scared is never something one enjoys. I’m not talking about being scared of roller coasters or sky diving, because most people enjoy those when they eventually go for it. No, I am talking about something that you might be genuinely afraid of. Something you can't overcome. For some people it is the scare of losing their job or inheritance. For others, it can be failing their class or not being good enough for their life's goal.

I am scared too. Mostly scared to lose anyone who I love, but I am also scared of zombies.


“I am scared too.”

Since Halloween I have wanted to share one of my scary experiences. It started when I was working late on one of my school projects...

Since I knew that I would be staying at Humber College later than normal, I had begged my brother to let me borrow his car for the day. Otherwise, I would have had to take two different buses late at night to reach home. He reluctantly agreed, and I managed not to get lost too many times while driving through Toronto to get to school. When I was finally done with work, I got behind the steering wheel, turned my trusty GPS on and hoped that this time I wouldn’t get lost, especially since it was already dark.

I did get a little anxious because I usually don’t like relying on technology too much, especially when I don’t have a backup plan. I am always thinking about scenarios like what I would do if my battery died. People in movies are always killed after they lose their network signal or their battery runs out. I don’t want to end up like them. So I usually have a map, extra cash and water in the car (well I did, back in Dubai…). However, this was my brother’s car. Therefore, I was more agitated than usual.


“… what I would do if my battery died.”