|Omar Juda Samir|
|Birthday:||February 17, 1983|
|Occupation:||Copy Editor @ Barfield Daily|
|Address:||48 Benson Street, Barfield|
|Housemates:||Nikita Kapoor & Christian Cruz|
Omar is a little below average height, which he gets told a lot. He's been called short by a lot of people throughout the majority of his life. It used to bother him, but now he's completely stopped caring. Mostly it just annoys him if someone keeps making short jokes all the time. Omar has curly brunet hair. He usually keeps the sides a bit shaved and the top very curly. When he was younger, he used to just have a big curly mess and has tried to keep that down in recent years. He also has green eyes which people seem to notice very quickly.
Omar has a very simple style in clothing. He usually just wears t-shirts and jeans when he's hanging out with his friends or doing nothing important. He also often wears sweatshirts and leather jackets, which he loves. For work, he tends to dress business casual. He'll also try to make his unruly hair look a bit neater.
Omar is a very independent individual. He's always been able to take care of himself and do things on his own. When he was first starting high school, he somewhat depended upon his friends, but not exactly. Mostly he wanted them to still be his friends and let him hang out. He also hoped they could help him make friends with people they knew. Still, he was independent the older he got. After high school, he started living on his own in the dorms at LU and took care of himself. Omar ism't really spontaneous either and rarely does anything crazy. When he first moved in with Nikita, he thought over everything very carefully before doing anything. He always thinks about things before acting.
Omar is usually very aloof. He likes to remain distant from people and isn't very friendly towards strangers either. At work he prefers to be left alone and doesn't like to be disturbed. Although it's not exactly allowed, he'll have earbuds that he uses to listen to music on his computer. He hasn't exactly gotten in trouble for it yet, but who knows what may happen? He just really prefers to not be disturbed by people. Half the time people who interrupt him have some stupid easy question that anyone can answer. Omar is also very sarcastic towards people with, as he calls them, stupid questions. Sometimes people can't tell if he's being sarcastic or not. He's also very cynical and never really sees the bright side of anything. He's just a very pessimistic person.
Nonetheless, Omar is very creative and intelligent. He did well in high school and college, although his first two years of college he did poorly due to laziness. He's also creative because he does enjoy writing, but just not journal articles. He's considered possibly writing something else, but he's lazy and probably never will. He's also sometimes very impatient. He can only wait around for so long before he loses patience and gives up, which is sometimes what happens to him when he tries to write. He gets annoyed with himself for not doing better and stops trying.
In the early 1970s, Juda Idris and Layla Nadim met in Port Said, Egypt. At first, they seemed to hate and dislike each other, but after constantly seeing each other and when Layla obtained a job at the place Juda worked, they started to somewhat like each other a bit more. In 1976, the two decided to officially get married. They still are sometimes surprised with how things changed from hating each other to falling in love and having kids. In 1980, they decided to change their lives and move to the United States. They left almost everything behind in Egypt - except Layla's family. Her parents and sister and brothers decided they also wanted to move to the US, so the whole family packed their bags and left. After one year, Layla and Juda had their first child together, a baby girl named Nadira. Two years later they had their son Omar and another two years their son Rauf.
Omar was born in Barfield. His mother's family also lived in Barfield in the same neighborhood. They were all a few houses apart, but it was easy for the family to always visit and see each other. Because of this, Omar grew up really close to everyone on his mother's side. He would often stay with his grandparents after school until his parents got home from work. His cousins would all also be there too. When his grandfather died when he was nine years old, he was completely destroyed and heartbroken. It was almost as if no one in the family really knew what to do either. Everyone tried to go back to pretending that life was normal once again.
When Omar started attending Barfield High School, he wasn't too certain of what to do. It was weird to be with so many new people and most of his friends also drifted away from him. He would often try to hang out with them, but most of them were busy living new lives. Most of his friends had joined sports teams and hanging out with the popular crowd. His second year, Omar tried out for the football team in hopes of reconnecting with his friends, but he very soon discovered he sucked at football and should not be allowed anywhere near a football. He didn't make the team, which caused him to grow even more distant from his friends. He tried a few other sports in high school, but he was never really any good at them. One of his friends who hadn't grown too distant from him suggested that he join the tennis team because he wouldn't have to try out for it. He agreed and played tennis from ninth to twelfth grade. He was also not really good at it either.
Omar's junior year his best friend Ian, who was the one who convinced him to play tennis, decided he was going to join the yearbook and journalism clubs. Ian joked that he was only joining because of all the girls who always in the clubs. Omar only rolled his eyes at Ian, but agreed to join the two clubs with him. At first Omar hated both clubs. Like Ian had said, basically everyone there was a girl. It wasn't too bad though. He slowly started to actually enjoy doing things in both clubs and soon got the idea of one day working in journalism. His senior year, one of the girls who had been in the yearbook club all throughout high school also asked him out. They went on a couple of dates, but Omar ended things between them because he wasn't interested. Before long, he had another girl in journalism ask him out. Ian was of course very jealous because his plan of getting girls wasn't working because he had dated zero girls in either of the clubs. Omar dated this girl for the rest of his senior year, but broke up with her after graduation.
Also during high school, Omar worked at the local Hobby Lobby. He really hated his job, but mostly just had to deal with stocking the store. His sister also worked at the Hobby Lobby and had convinced him to go work there because they were hiring. He only applied to work there because the only other places hiring were restaurants and the Body Shop. He knew he could never work in a restaurant or else he'd probably end up losing his mind. The Body Shop was also a perfume type store and he definitely didn't want to work there. He continued working at the Hobby Lobby throughout high school and Nadira ended up becoming his new boss when she became the manager his sophomore year. Then he absolutely hated his job.
After graduating BHS, Omar went on to attend Lebeaux University. He decided to major in English and have a minor in Journalism. He also tried to pretend like he cared about what was happening in school. For the most part he was just very lazy and almost dropped out a few times. He got his act together his third year and ended up graduating after his fifth year at LU. While attending LU, he met Nikita Kapoor. They were both taking a first year level class that Omar had not wanted to take until his third year. Nikita was two years younger than him, but they were always sitting next to each other in class. They never talked until one day they were put in a group project together. There were three other people in the group, but at all the group meetings only one other person would ever show up. Because of this, Omar and Nikita got to really get to know each other.
At the end of the semester, Nikita suggested Omar move in with her. Her parents had recently gotten a new building for their Indian restaurant and it had a nice apartment above it. Omar agreed and moved in with her. What he didn't know is that Nikita hadn't told her parents that her friend that was moving in the apartment with her was a guy. She had told them it was only a good friend of hers. When they met Omar, they were expecting meet a young woman, but ended up meeting him instead. They were surprised, but decided to allow him to continue living there with Nikita.
After Omar graduated Lebeaux University, he began searching for a job somewhere. He found one at the Barfield Daily newspaper. He started working there as a journalist, although over time he began to dislike having to write all the articles all the time. After three years, he applied for a different job as a copy editor and started liking that job far more. He was definitely glad to be doing something else. Omar also enjoyed editing people's articles. There was always this one guy who would misspell basically every other word and he would secretly make fun of him. While working there, he also met Christian Cruz. The two met during Omar's journalist years and worked on a few articles together. The two became best friends.
After two years of knowing each other, Christian told Omar about how his lease was ending and if he could possibly move in with him and Nikita, who he had also become very close. Omar and Nikita agreed to let him move in with them. They joked that they were only doing this so their rent wouldn't be as much and they didn't care about him, but Christian always knew they were joking. The two were definitely happy to have their other best friend living with them.
When Omar was twenty-seven, he received a phone call from his parents. He was told to come to the hospital because of his brother. Nothing else was said about what was happening. Omar immediately went to the hospital and found out that Rauf had overdosed on drugs the night before. He had been found on the floor of his apartment by his girlfriend who was coming over from her night job. He was dead by the time she found him. Omar was confused by what was happening. He only stayed there in shock while his family planned for the funeral. He never said much to any of them and could only think about Rauf. He and Rauf had grown distant over the years - ever since Rauf began using drugs all the time. Omar had always tried to stay in contact with him, but Rauf wanted to keep to himself.
For the longest time, Omar was completely closed off from everyone. He never talked about things with Nikita and Christian, unless it was silly little job related things. Everyone could tell he was no longer the same. For Omar, all he wanted was to go back and try and be close with his brother again and maybe nothing would have happened. He believed he hadn't tried hard enough to help Rauf. After a while, Omar started being himself again, but never once brought up anything about his brother. Nikita and Christian learned to not mention it around him or else he would close himself off again for a month or more.
Currently, Omar still works for the Barfield Daily as a copy editor. He started to hear word in the office that the Editor in Chief was planning on quitting and that the current Managing Editor was going to take their job. People have started saying that Omar will most likely get promoted to Managing Editor. He's been working as an editor for so long and is one of the best editors at the newspaper. Personally, Omar doesn't really care whether or not he gets promoted.
Juda Samir Idris is his father. Juda was born in Port Said, Egypt and met his wife Layla there. At first the two hated each other, but they grew to like and care for the other and got married after many years. They later decided to move to the United States in hopes of a better life. Growing up, Omar was never really that close to his father. Juda worked all the time at a factory about an hour away and was rarely home. He usually worked night shifts, which meant he slept all day. If Omar was home, he would have to be quiet all day so as not to disturb his father. After Omar started living on his own, he rarely ever talked to his father.
Layla Majid Nadim is his mother. Layla was born in Shubra El-Kheima, Egypt. Her parents both worked in factories in the city and as she got older, she began working in one too. Once she was eighteen, she decided she no longer wanted to stay in Shubra El-Kheima and left to Port Said where she met Juda. The two married in 1976 and then moved to the United States in 1980. Layla's parents and three sisters and their families all decided to move to the US too. Throughout Omar's life, his mom worked at a restaurant in the neighborhood. She worked as a hostess and later became the lead hostess. She spent a lot of time at her job in order to get paid more, but she did try to be around for Omar and his siblings whenever she could. He also doesn't talk to her much since moving out either.
Nadira Juda Samir is his older sister. She was born in 1981, two years before Omar and one year after their parents moved to the USA. Nadira and Omar were pretty close as children and continued to be so as they grew older. At one point, they both worked at the Hobby Lobby in Barfield. She later became the manager and was Omar's boss. He hated this because she got to tell him what to do at work just like she had done all throughout their childhood. She was the older sibling, so of course she always did that. Since Rauf's death, they don't really talk much. They both felt as if they had abandoned their younger brother and that it was mainly their fault. They've only admitted these feelings to each other and no one else.
Rauf Juda Samir was his younger brother. Rauf was born two years after Omar in 1985. Rauf and Omar were really close as kids and hung out all the time. Neither were good at sports, so they tended to make stupid jokes about sports for no reason at all. As they got older, Omar started to notice something wrong with Rauf. He started hanging out with a bad group of people in high school and would start to come home drunk. Omar asked him about this a lot, but Rauf would always ignore him and continue on with life. After Rauf graduated high school, he moved out to Miduna Beach and started living with his girlfriend there. He and Omar practically stopped talking, except when Omar would call him. Omar tried to call him at least once a week, but Rauf would often ignore his calls. When Rauf was twenty-five, he overdosed on drugs and was found dead in his place. Ever since, Omar hasn't been the same.
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