Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet Sights

It's the end of the week (was absolutely stressful and hectic...Thank God it's over) and I was in the mood to share some lovely images. Have a lovely weekend


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

FNC: UAE Parliamant

Even though I am very proud that I have done my citizen duty by going to vote for the people who I believe will contribute positively based on their experince, reputation and social contribution I find myself somewhat disappointed (even though I wish them well) and hope that that 4 members recruited by our Sheikhs will be positive....and that's all i'm going to say.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Floral Inspiration

Cupcake Love

Though I'm no longer a cupcake fan (trying to go down the healthy road more often) I couldn't help but notice these lovely pictures of some scrumptuous cupcakes. Enjoy my friends


By the way

I am immensely impressed by the depth of my previous post...

Midnight Thoughts

Recently woke up and can't bring myself to sleep again...God help me and tomorrow i've got work along with a trip to AD as my masters are starting again after a long break.
So I decided to spew some thoughts on my blog.
I'm disappointed. With how a majority of people function and behave in the society (not all but a great majority). They lack depth and seem to have this impenetrable wall of ignorance around them. I'm fully aware this is nothing new but bare with me as i'll rant about this from time to time.
Living a life of shallow  and opulent style seems to be the race everybody wants to run in. And the selfishness...My God the selfishness is growing like a tumour within many people! Not to mention the love of critisim. Rarely do we see people in this society (Emaratis and non Emaratis) sincerely showing support to one another....even though some people do require a good verbal bash as a reality check to prevent them from doing something stupid, some, not all.
And what saddens me the most is people will befriend you if you have a good family name. While this is very common in our society and I've come to accept it it has taken an ugly turn. People try to know 'big' people for the sake of saying that they know them or better yet have them on their blackberry list (they seem to be collecting them like pokemon cards might I add) even if they have NOTHING in common with you (they like your name too much to let you go) they still choose to be in touch with you.
Since that is the thing that annoyes me the most I made a bold move. I decided to remove close to a 100 people of my blackberry messenger and opted to use sms or a phone call (back to basics my friends) and told myself 'if these people are as thoughtful as their flowery words on bbm they'll occasionally text me or give me a call right?'. It was amongst the best decision I have ever made.
I'm not declaring war on society, but merely venting out as i am blown away by the sensational intellect of the majority of these people...and by sensational I mean stupid. For they mock and 'critique' issues they have no clue of. An example was the Federal National Council in the UAE. The jokes wouldn't stop and the ruthless critisism kept coming and I wondered 'have you even bothered to read about the FNC's history and followed up on their progress to even give an opinion?'
So I leave you with this wishlist that I wish is more common here (and I promise I will work on it myself as I am  firm believer in practising what I preach)

1. FRIGGIN Read a book (an intellectual one not a historical romance...unless you wish to refine your vocabulary)
2. Listen MORE talk LESS
3. TRY just TRY to speak less about people (and even if people will mistaken you for a boring individual, God and very few good people will see you as a noble soul)
4. Be thoughtful, it does wonders on how people view you
5. Be Alert, if you're a previlaged individual be alert on why some people try so hard to befriend you
6. Being too nice=stupid. In this time and day being too nice is stupid. You need to be sharp and wise. I'm not saying be cruel but know when and to whom you show kindness and when and to whom you show formal civility
7. NEVER flaunt what you have, it ignites dreadful jelousy (which is your fault due to your carelessness of people's feelings) be humble, even if your previlaged, be very smart and humble.

Anyways my dear friends I apologise for the nature of this post and the unorganized flow of thoughts but elhumdellah I feel immensely better : ) . Have a lovely day.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Feminine Friday

Creative Cakes

No introduction required, I'll let you feast your eyes on some of these gorgeous gateaux...they look too perfect that you'll wonder whether they're real or not so let me tell you before you scroll down, they're real! enjoy : )

Noora xx

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pretty pics

Just because I felt like it : )




Goodnight : )


Inspiration: Wedding Tables

With wedding season coming here in the UAE after Ramadan, I'm immensely enjoying helping out some friends in recommending some beautiful wedding tables : ). Here are my favourites. (many more to come in a few days)



I confess Ive slowed down greatly on posting here ...and this time I don't think I have a proper excuse for it except being mentally lazy...So I decided to snap out of it and update you all on what have I been up to : )
Been going through alot of mental 'upgrades' if you will and amongst them were the following:

Getting back to reading books (and I'm not talking about them foofoo ones. I'm talking intellectually deep book...the kind that inspires you to to view a certain perspective of your life clearly once you're done reading them)

Cooking. Not those simple desserts. I'm talking rice and seafood with my mom elhumdellah ; )

Getting closer to my older brother...I think that when he got married we started appreciating one another more which is making me so happy elhumdellah  <3

New job. And it's far more fast paced which I'm not complaining so I better pick up speed and re awaken the innovative side on my brains!

Alumnae board with new objectives: Getting ready to crack a whip on some sleeping members of the board and to move full steam ahead inshAllah with initiatives to serve the UAE community.

FNC (UAE's Parlimant) . Been so busy debating about it with friends (be it face to face or on blackberry). I'm just frustrated at how the community here doesn't seem to appreciate the Federal National Council as a foundation built by the founding fathers  Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid (may they rest in peace) , worst of all the majority that takes pleasure in critisizing it haven't bothered educating themselves about it (they seem to be like a herd of sheep just folllowing the majority with researching, thinking THEN forming an opinion) know what I'll have a special post for this tomorrow inshAllah! got so much to say about it.

Anyways need to go tobed as tomorrow I have work. But I promise inshAllah I will be posting more posts. From thoughts, to inspiring images, to plain pretty and girly images, and to the hilarious ones ; ).