It runs in the family: Aleena and Alizeh Ahmad

Published: December 3, 2017
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Aleena Ahmad, a HR consultant and Alizeh Ahmad, a global health directorate are eight years apart, but the age difference doesn’t hold them back! From their childhood antics, to their favourite memories, these sisters share it all

What’s your first memory of each other?

Aleena: I came before Alizeh so I remember when she was born, she was so tiny and cute all dressed in pink. Still makes my heart melt to think about it.

Alizeh: Since Aleena apa is eight years older than me, my first memory is quite blurry. What I do remember is that when she was in a room, her presence commanded everyone’s attention! She really is a force to be reckoned with.

What is the craziest thing you have done together?

Aleena: I’d rather not get into that here.

Alizeh: Some secrets are never meant to be shared.

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Aleena: Boys, boys, boys. Haha!

Alizeh: Hmm, I can’t remember being punished as a child, aside from the odd scolding here and there,#goldenchild.

If you could only wear one piece of clothing for the rest of your life from the others closet, what would it be?

Aleena: It would have to be one of Alizeh’s comfy, slouchy, oversized sweaters (she has a dozen I’d steal, so can’t think of one).

Alizeh: Do shoes count?

If you could swap places with each other, what’s the first thing you would do?

Aleena:  Go buy size zero clothing (Oh, and the joy of being able to wear tees).

Alizeh: I’ve got about a million fears so definitely something adventurous and out of my comfort zone; deep sea diving or bungee jumping perhaps.

What is the one thing you love about your sibling?

Aleena:  I love that she’s my best friend even though we are eight years apart; I can tell her anything and she’s wise enough to understand. She’s always been my pillar and I can’t imagine going through life without her.

Alizeh: She’s not just my sister, she’s my best friend. It’s amazing how she’s my partner in crime but my voice of reason, all intertwined into one!

If you are fighting with each other, how do you make up?

Aleena: We don’t really fight (is that weird?). I can’t remember the last time we fought.

Alizeh: Is it odd that I can’t remember the last time we fought?

What is the one secret talent your sibling has, that you wish you did too?

Aleena: Her ability to comprehend situations and act accordingly – she’s so smart, Goddammit!

Alizeh: The ability to compartmentalise her emotions and think about any situation in a rational manner. She is my go to person all the time.

Describe your sibling in three words:

Aleena: Intelligent, loving, beautiful.

Alizeh: Strong-minded, crazy, a hugger.

Which fictional character is your sibling most like?

Aleena: A minion!

Alizeh: That’s a toughie but I’d have to go with Dory.

How are your personalities similar?

Aleena: We are both super chatty and confident and will always find the same stuff funny.

Alizeh: Put us in a room together and we can laugh about anything! We’re both are extroverts, super independent and love talking (safe to say there’s never a dull moment).

I can’t live without my sister because…

Aleena: She is the yin to my yan, the pot to my pie and my very own sanity checker!

Alizeh: She’s my sister-mom-BFF-therapist all clumped into one!

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