Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sometimes...

Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together. I try to be a strong believer about this idea but the lack of patience in me sometimes blurs my vision with tears of frustration and I end up digging a hole of despair and stay in it till i'm calmer and cheerful enough to show my face.
Today I ended up losing an old friend only to realize that this 'friend' has no good intentions towards me. Felt like someone stabbed be in the chest and twisted the knife. I confess I was equally tough but I knew I had to be assertive to defend my wilting feelings towards this friend.
Thank God for crying! I think it's God's therapeutic way to help us clean our souls and but out the fire of anger.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer: I want to feel the waves on my toes


Seriously, what we are experiencing in the UAE is not humidity...but a Finnish Sauna! I can't believe how how and humid it is out here, one can barely breath in this weather. I hope I 'll be able to travel this summer inshAllah... Or at least go to the beach next week, to take a long relaxing walk. I honestly just want to feel the waves tickling my toes. : )

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dad, you deserve a celebration everyday.


Just when my whole world starts to unravel, there you are...always turning my loose ends into lovely beginnings. I don't know what kind of man I might marry but i hope he has an ounce of your pride, kindness and a pure (sans cultural rigidness) openness towards his wife sisters and daughters. Happy Father's Day dad. You deserve a celebration everyday.

Made me smile..



Been having a rough day and this made me smile :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beautiful Rings

While many like to have animal (specifically reptiles) wrapped around their pretty little fingers as jewellery (think Roberto Cavalli jewellery designs), I'm leaning more towards the inspiration of Mother Nature's romantic side.
Here are a few gorgeous work of art cocktail rings by Alidra A. whom I've been in touch with and looking very much forward to meet her soon!





Beautifully said...



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Friday, June 18, 2010

Me & my Tea

I thank God for the gift of tea. It's so soothing and has this spa-like effect to calm the mind. This might not make much sense but I think if we look hard at the bottom of the cup we can almost see what happiness looks like! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Struggling to understand this society....Part 2

Aand we're back..Though thank God i'm in a calmer state of mind now. I guess i'm just overwhelmed analyzing too much.It's just that this society has developed so fast and most of the Emaratis have become more superficial and culturly rigid (in a very disturbing way).
Might as well just let it be, stop judging and live my life to the fullest.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Struggling to understand this society..

Some Emaratis might gasp at the audacity of what I will rant about but, as a 28 year old Emarati I STILL haven't mastered (or even figured out) how our male-driven society works!!
Emarati men feel comfortable opening up to non Emarati women and Emarati women are more out going when communicating with non Emarati men!! Honestly why doesn't this culture encourage local men and women to communicate more while maintaining mutual respect!?
Some of you who haven't lived or integrated themselves in a khaleeji society might not grasp what I'm talking about. I promise you I still can't understand it.
It took me literally years to figure this society out. The characteristics which I thought were admirable (or even attractive) in me was that I'm a bit of an extrovert (well, used to be) I was so open about who I am and how I feel only to realize the hard and painful way that there's an invisible rule that silently states that it's smart. That it's not coy or cunning enough.

Right now you'll have to excuse me cause I've got to go to the gym, will resume later in the evening......To Be Continued



Photo by: MisS_DxB

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lovely end to a Lovely Week =)



Lovely Armani Chocolate from my lovely friend 7ayaty



Sugar Daddy Cupcakes from my colleagues in DHA



Lovely bouquet of red roses from the sweet Amal!



And lovely gifts from my friends...Thank you so much guys! =)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A year older and inshAllaH wiser!


This a new (ongoing) Chapter in my life. It's been a long road and I'm happy that in a way I've gone through tough times because it has made me a better person. I am so grateful to have a loving family that's not tied down to the superficial things in our society and IS so transparent and supportive.
I'm also grateful to God for giving me wonderful friends who are so honest and caring, they're very few, but oh so precious to me.
Last but not least (and especially after working in the health field) I am eternally grateful for a healthy mind, body and soul. I have a feeling that this will be a good time for me inshAllah. =)


There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
**William Shakespeare

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!


I know I might seem to be overly excited (like a little kid) but I love all the attention I usually get on my Birthday lol!
And if anyone asks me how old I am I'll just look at them and say: Honey, women never grow old, they grow better ;)

From Brown Button: The Right Kind of Love


"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable"
-Bruce Lee


I'm sorry to be brutal but this type of love is barely there in our society.

Monday, June 7, 2010

June: Birthdays & Flowers

Here are two bouquets that I designed (didn't like the way the florist was preparing it so I stepped forward and played around with it) for some of my girlfriends' Birthday...I wonder why I never tried my hands on flower arrangements? It's so calming and I seem to have good taste in it! More to come soon inshAllah!




Bedroom Makeover

Getting bored of the Autumn color palette in my Bedroom. Need something fresh and light...But must have a massive bookshelf for my lovely books! *sigh* and I know I need to start saving after summer if I ever want this mini project to see the light of day.















Friday, June 4, 2010

Used to wish I was speacial

For so many years I've been trying to impress others, going the distance to ensure that I never make anyone frown and avoid saying no to people only to realize that it brought me nothing but misery and disappointment.
I sometimes wish I was a little stronger, smarter or even someone who achieved something grand in their lives (higher degree, marriage, etc.) like some of the people i met in my life. But I realized that I only wanted these things to impress my family and never myself. And only when I realized that and looked inside I discovered that there's something special in me and thought 'these things will come to me when I learn to love and focus on myself.
And strangely after all the highs and lows I've been through I wouldn't go back and change it. Because if it wasn't for the girl i was in the past, I wouldn't be the woman that I discovered I am today. :)



"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable lesson mistakes."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

World Cup 2010...June Friday 11th!!


June is going to be a great month inshAllah! Why? 2 reasons. My Birthday and The World Cup! But even though it's stating on the 11th I'm looking forward more to the match on the 14th. Italy and Paraguay. GO ITALY!! I CAMPIONI DEL MONDO!!

Sums up where I stand in life I think.