Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pink Moments

It's been a long long time since I was engaged in conversation where I was the topic of discussion. Who am I? What are my family like? Who are my best friends? The place I'm here, would it take me to the place I want to be years from now?

Opportunities come in every unexpected way. They say Allah brings people out of nowhere to help you. And it sure happened to me. Yesterday was my first mentor meeting, and all I was thinking: THANK YOU ALLAH.

Everyday I'm blessed to think of all the great people we are surrounded with. Even those who exist every morning ping-ing to wake up then continue with their lives. I'm lucky!

Picture-wise, Tiara restaurant at the Marina Mall, is highly recommended for those who fancy well fancy food. And the view is just picturesque, I kept murmuring: I feel on top of the world.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Ma7na wa9leen mkan elyoum. Have any of you AD-ians noticed the traffic these past two days?
I wonder what's going on. I better install a tv in the car and watch Friends.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

At the Playground

Reliving our childhood. Couldn't believe it has been that long.

Love you my brothers. May Allah bless us with love, care and support as long as we shall live.
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Your Image

That could be the only portrait I have of myself. And it's a funny cartoon drawing I did in Florida. Remi the artist allah yhadah did a great job on bringing out my flows. However, every time I look at the drawing, I just smile. A smile better than the MonaLisa smile.

Embrace yourself,
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

What's Your Muse?

What gets you inspired! Something you look at and you suddenly go: AHA!!

In any sorta way, let it be science, fashion, business, beauty. Whatever is your interest or profession.

I'm challenged to come up with an idea that has to change/add value to the company. Except, I don't know where to start and what usually triggers new ideas.

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Catching up

A refreshing get together, a needed one for sure :)

And today, a blah morning. It's sunday after all. No matter how much you have fun on the weekend. Sunday got to be boring.
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Proud of marry me marc

9a7 lsanich ;) your SO right. Loved the fashion twist slash wisdom.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sekka 6aweela

Ya mu3een ely 3ainh ma tnam :)

Allay. Couldn't love sout el khaleej Fm more than NOW.
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Catching Up

"Don't be too offended by someone who is openly Rude, because they might be that way for the nicest of reasons"

Who knew watching Desperate Housewives could be that inspiring. I have spent yesterday's doing nothing except for lounging around the house, reading Outlier and catching up on my favorite TV shows. Oh and I cooked too, my pasta with marinara/white sauce turned out to be delightful. I'm proud of myself.

I'm done with May-to-do list, joining a gym is my top priority. Will see how that go =)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Advice of the Day

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time to Reflect

Enough with the wake up calls, the dreadful mornings, the corrosive talking, the toxic atmosphere. I want a break!

That's it. My "light bulb" moment during a training I had today. I have let a minor situation get to me so bad, that it made me emotionally ill, physically disturbed. Is it all worth it? Absolutely not. Tell that to yourself LuLu. It always starts like this, something very easy to identify, way hard to solve.

All I needed was a break of all of this. A time I could sit calmly and just stare at nothing. Thank god for my Joody. A friend who will come to you even if you were in Antarctica. We drove around with A7lam's new CD blasting off the speakers and we laughed so much at our "Luck"
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Beauty of our Life

Is that we are all different. In all sort of ways possible. It's not our finger prints which are unique. It's us as a whole. And what's more amazing that god created us to be adaptable, influencing and open to everything new. Though it's hard to match two extreme people together, but it's useful to challenge ourselves. Yes Its indeed a challenge.

P.s having your head massaged while listening to Westlife singing " I have a dream" is very inspiring. Lol it could be one of the reasons I chose this salon: their music selection.

Here's for a day filllled with dusted chocolate covered almonds.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Not Expected At All

We grow up learning from our parents. They teach us how to eat, talk, dress up and well behave. What about our beliefs! what is right and what is wrong! how to accept people regardless of their preferences.

Sadly, I realized no matter how parents teach their children all the life-matters, they neglect to teach them how to accept others religiously & socially. And we often see people bluntly throwing judgments and stereotypes at others. Not because they know anything, because they grow up knowing that their parents make the same judgments toward others.

"Open Mindedness" means all the aspects in life. No just accepting what we "prefer" to think is right, and hating what others consider "wrong". I wish if people could make their own judgment and read more books about those certain matters.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Ladder of Success

Bestie and I started reading Outlier by Malcom Gladwell. Her coming up with the idea to start reading to open up our minds is truthfully why I consider myself the luckiest to be around such fun, amazing and intellectual person. We do need to get out of our life bubble. The same old stuff. Work, shopping, eating out and sleeping.

Outlier draws the attention toward the story of success. While reading it, a sentence caught my eyes: "embrace the struggle". It sums up my current situation. I hope this book teaches me one or two lessons about life, for sure to learn never expect everything is come easy and quickly.

Happy weekends everyone :) a day filled with family, cooking, reading and basically anything other than work and wejaa3 el rass.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Comfort Food, anyone?

Freshly salted french fries

Mint chocolate chip ice cream

Gummy bears

Pasta with exxxtra creamy sauce

Over indulging in pizza slices

Yes, what's pain when food is this good :)

What's your comfort food SOS?

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Monday, April 13, 2009

After a hectic {boring} day

Doing what we Love the most. Getting pampered. The Cola jellies are essential too. A dose of sugar to keep me going for the rest of the night :)

I went to spinnyes for salmon sandwich necessities, that's when I met Muhammad. One of spinnyes signature people who have been working for over 15 years. Muhammad is as sweet as that cola candy. I haven't seen him since 6 months. That's when I started working, so I told him & he went ecstatic. He even offered me golden advises to excel at work. How sweet. It is indeed very rare to find such humble and genuine people who really consider you as special.

He for sure lifted my mood with his words.
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Tasty Salmon


-Harry's American whole wheat bread

-Two slices of smoked salmon

- Waitrose davidstow cheddar cheese

-Iceberg lettuce

-A spoon of capers

-Lemon juice, black pepper and salt *optional*

Assemble everything into the bread, cut in half and enjooyyyy. The best healthy choice anytime of the day

p.s u can use any kind of bread and cheese, I just loved those because of the great taste :)

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I'm Sick Of

  • Living according to their moods. A day they are happy, we are safe. A day they are angry, we're doomed.
  • Washing my car at night, to find it in the morning burried under the sand storm
  • No healthy choices at the movies. If only there is a low-everything Nachos. Or is that what makes it so special :D
  • My impulsive purchases
  • My missed up sleeping pattern
  • HER
  • Me giving up on myself so easily =(

Wisho ba3d!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A weekend to remember

I love Dubai & I love bestie Salama the most.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Room 3701

I'm sitting on this desk, gazing out of the window which overlooks the bustling Sheikh Zayed road from the 37th floor. It's very dark and cold and silent in here. The only sound I hear is my lil sis occasional snoring and cars speeding. Very scary feeling.

I just came back from the most old fashioned wedding ever. Or what I called "Rustic" :P I don't know for a quite a reason I didn't like the guests, it sounded like they were forced to come, forced to dress nice and just sit and stare at others. What happened to the happiness and joy these days!!

Anyway. I had enough fun with my bestie that makes up for that wedding. So doesn't really matter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

"You" ba3d 3imrn 6weeel?

What do you see yourself after 5 years?

A question we have been asked zillion times, whether in job interviews, friends gatherings or even our parents.

My answer! It's illustrated in this pic by well who else than gorgeous Jessica Alba and her Cutie pie. I have this new formed dose of motherhood eagerness that is indescribable in any words.

We all know it's not easy, it's a HUGE responsibility and it's plain tiring. But I grew up where I saw real examples of people being married for over 30 years and they were deprived from the blessing of children and you know what! not money nor social status nor any single thing in the world could replace the sorrow on their eyes when they see newlyweds with tiny children in their arms.

There was this comment I heard and it kept ringing in my head for so long "I don't even have anyone who will offer me a sip of water when I grow older" I'm bad in translation, but the Arabic comment was soooo powerful that I remember like it happened a second ago. Sub7an Allah.

In every age phase, we wish for different things. Like back in University I was known for wishing to be a CEO for a company with an Office facing the beach. In school, I wanted to be a dentist, years years earlier I prayed for god to let win a million dollars :P that was the sum of my after five years wishes. But now I think completely different! all these things doesn't really matter because it was all pure materialistic. It didn't occur to me money and fame will vanish in a blink of an eye. But building a family and spending your life making sure you're paving the way for a whole generation to come, that's gigantic.

Let's be clear here, I still have an endless wish list. And I just splurged on that long awaited Tiffany & Co Gold Cuff =)

But there are hidden wishes that you just feel like it overpowers you and makes your existence in this life worth every second. The key for not regretting your wishes?

Please wish right, do the right decision and think through everything. That's when besties comes in handy. A7bhm.

At the end of the day, we can only say As Rashid Al Majed says:
"يا زين خل الأمور اتصير عفوية"


Salama: I *HEART* You.
Mahra: I appreciate you "slapping" me back to reality.
Shwai5, joody & Little Bully: Listening to 3ala el Bal with your picture on the background at Lil.B's birthday :( ayyam lait.ha et3oood.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thought of the day

I have been going on and on about this comment for a while now. Many issues piled up over my head and after I confessed it to one of my friends she answered calmly: “well my dearest, seems to me 2009 ain’t your year”

It kept me wondering how awful it sounded! I know for a fact I welcomed this year with a bad accident that made me abandon my beloved hobby, a mother-daughter non ending arguments for no apparent reasons and well work! Enough said. But yet I never felt like this ain’t my year although honestly I don’t like the number 9.

Have you had this thought about a Certain year?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Make them Happy

Yesterday was my first official photography project. A low-publicity event for the orphan kids organized by my company. I was asked to cover the event, however I thought it would be nicer if I offered the kids a portrait of themselves as memory of this day.

If only one thing I noticed in all the photos I have taken. And it really brought tears to my eyes just to notice it was that non of the kids felt the urge to smile at my camera. They just never felt like smiling. It took me a hard time to imitate a smile and my failed attempts to : Say Cheeese please say cheeese! to finally see a smirk over their faces.

And even those who managed to smile, had this sad look in their eyes that was very obvious. I wanted to post one of my favorite shoots but I promised to keep it confidential.

Please my friends. Help others as much as you could.