Thursday, February 25, 2010

Extravagent Evening Gowns

In the UAE, when we prepare for a wedding we prepare BIG! By big I mean we ladies prepare ourselves properly for it. Hair and makeup at the Salon (or home), Gowns (designer or Tailor-made), Shoes (usually stilletos). Heck, I know of some ladies who hit the gym with a vengance a few months before the wedding =)

But my focus on this post are fabulous evening gowns. I hope I'll have an occasion to have tailor-made gows similar to these lovely ones! My favorites are Alberta Ferretti & Valentino.









Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Looking more after my health (weight)



No I'm not Obese but the other day I got my blood results from this Clinic in Dubai Health Care City called 'Dr.N. Torbay's: The Weight Care Clinic' and I was warned that if I dont slow down on my intake of carbs and sugar (I'm a Majah sweet-tooth lady!) I could become Diabetic...OK, I also want to lose a few pounds that I gained in December and Jan!
So they placed me on this Low Carb Diet for one month.I just started yesterday and to tell you the truth it's not that easy, as a matter os fact, i feel a bit irritable and drained but I realized that my body is reacting this way because I got used to stuffing it with so much carbs =(
I hope this works (along with exercise of course) cause I'm not too happy with how tired and lazy I have been for the past few months!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rekindling my love for Stilettos!

As superficial as it sounds, I just realized something...I smile when I treat myself to pretty stilettos! =)
(Photos from google images)






















Strength within


There's a reason why God throws tricky obstacles our way, I think it's to make us stronger and to make us appreciate the 'prize' that He'll bestow upon us when we finally get it.
I finally reached a point in my life where I don't brood for a long period of time when something bad comes my way. I just need to discipline and observe my reactions so it won't be so hard whenever I stumble. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and wondering why I started from the bottom because now as I'm rising to the top I know for a fact nobody will dare to question why and how I reached the top. I decided to keep my eyes on the prize and my determination strong. I choose victory because I know for a fact that I have payed my dues. I'm also no longer bitter to the bullies and hateful people who came into my life, because of them I have become stronger, determined and more inspired to prove them all wrong.
All in all, I choose to be a champion, because a champion is someone who has conquered his/her own caliber, yes I may have not reached that level yet but I'm on my way inshAllah, and when I get the chance to win..I'll take it like a picture =)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

@ work: I see the light!


أن الله يمهل و لا يهمل God Delays but does not Neglect. This is a saying known amongst us Arab Muslims which sort of means 'Justice has been served'.
I'm so happy that an action has been taken on a horribly corrupted senior individual! I need to learn to have more faith in God and be more patient. =)
Elhumdellah. (photo: Google Image)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm stronger than this


(photo by google)
Ok so it's not the end of the world..I just need to get my act together and dust myself off. No more feeling sorry for myself and wondering 'why?' and 'it's not fair!'. Ive gone through things that were far worst and I need to remember that God has blessed me with so much! Need to remember that obstacles are thrown in our way to keep us alert and strong.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wrestling Frustration

(Photo by Russel James)

I have this rage that is as pure as fire but the strange thing is within a mere days it turned into ashes inside me, grey and stagnant, polluting my thoughts with frustrations of the unfairness that I endured a few days ago.
I Went through the most difficult and most hurtful situation a woman can go through a few days ago. But I need to remind myself that God tends to test our endurance only to make us stronger and better people, always reminding us that the best is yet to come and our patience will be rewarded. I'm just hoping it's sooner than later..InshAllah khair.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Secret Gardens














I've always loved gardens (perhaps it's because green is one of my favorite colors) and the calmness it fills my heart with. I feel more content walking in a beautiful garden with a book. I can escape the world and all its insanity in my backyard, it's where i get my inspiring ideas as my imagination runs freely in that particular place. =)
Most of these images are from Google but some are from Coty Farquhar's Blog 'Styling by Coty Farquhar'

Happy People Happy Frozen Youghurt!


Thank God for Pink Berry. The Guilt free dessert! =)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dynamism, power of energy

photo: Deviantart

I believe the power of thought and energy is the most powerful gift a person has within him/her (and prayer). Very few have this sense of awareness on how to manage their trail of thoughts and behavior. Not only that, but they have this 'awakened soul' and have an uncanny ability to observe people's mannerism and the energy they exude be it good or bad.
To me, from a spiritual side, I see it as a 'soul blossoming' experience. When you become aware of your energy and feelings in a positive way you will realize that you have an amazing potential achieve so much and attract so many because you are flowing with positive energy! In addition you become aware of other people's feelings and energy.
It's not as complicated asit seems, for instance, when you surround yourself with cheerful, upbeat people you notice that they attract a lot of people to them, they don't get sick as often and good things happen to them. On the other hand, miserable and angry people never attract (no matter how physically beautiful they are), they get sick often and/or they barely have energy to do much.
This isn't a research paper btw, just something that I’ve grown to believe in as I am experiencing it and loving it! And with this new found sense of awareness and enlightenment I truly feel that (as my best friend would say) the best is yet to come, inshAllah. =)

Monday, February 1, 2010

So restless...


I sense a change coming my way. Not sure if it will happen or not but I had visions (dreams) of it for almost a month (not on daily basis though). I hope things turn out for the best. God please Help me and put my mind at ease. I desperatly want this done and over with be it good or bad....actually good... I hate this feeling of being anxious and restless because it disrupts the calmness i have in my mind.
I want it to happen. Please Please Please God answer my prayers so I may rest. I don't have it in me yet to handle it if things went wrong. I beg you God let it end well and Help me to calm down a bit. Thnak you.