Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Dusty Revival

I don't know how many of you actually read my infrequent ramblings, but I guess, more like I hope there are a few of you out there .. My baby blog still needs to be kept alive from time to time, I'd not leave it unless I had a damn good reason to ..

I've found a new love .. Yeah don't look at me that way, I have a soft spot for new viral trends i.e. Twitter, and now Tumblr .. So I'vr decided to keep my Tumblr for the gorgeous eye-candy that are called photos, so in essence, it's an inspiration photo blog .. This one if for my occasional ranting .. Much more fun that way and a flimsy excuse to use both at the same time ..

There hasn't been much of anything interesting in my life other than the fact I have started my senior year .. The emotions towards that are still mixed .. I mean, when I have to to think of the fact that I actually have to become a responsible adult and face the real world as opposed to a university student who is still living in her own protected bubble .. I do and don't want the academic year to come to an end .. I do want to walk across stage, my heels clacking on the wooden stageboards of our university's auditorium, to receive that piece of paper that tells me I need to face up to the real world now .. But that's the part I don't want to do at all!

This mini musing now has to come to an end as my editor needs me to edit articles for our beloved magazine which we don't wan to let go .. But that's another rant for another time ..

Monday, August 9, 2010

Throw Them Across The Aisle!

Best.Pillow fight.Ever!

She has got to be the awesomest air-hostess ever .. At least fun is still around in the alrline industry .. I wonder if we can do this in Emirates? Maybe if we ask nicely?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bucket List

As I was sitting down to dinner with my sister in our apartment, an ad came on tv about a music festival or something of that kind .. My sister and I started getting into a discussion about music festivals, and I've always wanted to go to one .. Feel the atmosphere and have a good time ..

It's something on my bucket list; the list of things I want to do before I die .. I know that may be a kind of depressing thought to some people, but I want to try and live my life to the fullest and take advantage of every single opportunity .. I got to thinking about what I would like to put on my bucket list, and here's what I came up with so far ..

Bucket List:

-Go to a music festival
-Go to Milan, London, Paris, and New York Fashion Weeks
-Take another all-girl trip with my girls
-Visit Bali
-Study my Masters degree abroad
-Be featured in a magazine
-Travel around the world on a food trip

That's what I came up with so far .. I've noticed most have to do with travel .. I guess I just enjoy traveling that much ..

What's on your bucket list?

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

You Better Be Good

July and I didn't exactly see eye to eye most of the time .. We had ups, but there were more downs .. I got a lot of shocks; few good, and mostly bad ones ..

As much as I love my family, we can only be confined for a while, and this while is over .. I just want to go home and see more of my friends than I do my sisters .. I've had my fill of you to last me til next summer ..

August, be good to me please ..
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Friday, July 9, 2010

London: Day 2

Day 2 in London will be one of my most memorable days here .. Why? Well, because I was with the girls who made New York special for me .. 4, including me, of the 6-strong group were together in New York, and this day out in a country abroad took us back to that place in our minds and subconsciouses .. After a trip without the parents and with the best companions, every trip doesn't live up to the great times we had together .. This is why today was the best day of my vacation ..

Morning consisted of hailing a taxi to Oxford Street and getting busy walking up and down, and in and out of stores .. All we saw there were other Arab women doing the same thing .. It's as if you can smell the burning of plastic from the women's wallets! Except, at the end of the shopping trip, we were forced to walk back to Knightsbridge because the roads were completely blocked due to traffic, and it consisted of, at least, a half hour walk -,- with heavy shopping ..

The highlight of the day was going the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.. Seeing as the few days I'm spending in London is as if I've discovered this city for the first time, going to the V&A was something I wouldn't have thought of doing .. But Grace Kelly is a style icon, and will forever remain so .. Seeing as Van Cleef and Arpels have sponsored a Grace Kelly exhibition, it was only fitting that we go ..

It was gorgeous! Most of her famous outfits were on display there .. The dress she got her Oscar in, the dresses she had when she was pregnant, the dresses she was snapped in, the pieces of clothing that helped reinforce her elegance and grace were all there for the public to see .. Of course, what Grace Kelly exhibition is complete without her jewels and the Hermes handbag that is names after her? Yes, they were on display, and I have never wanted a bag more that when I saw it encased in the glass box, hanging so elegantly as if it will be pulled out in a matter of minutes and have the lipstick slipped in and drape over the arm, lending it the understated elegance that is the Hermes Kelly ..

After the exhibition and some wandering around in Knightsbridge, we decide to head for lunch as I could feel my stomach trying to eat itself from hunger .. Stop at Joe's Cafe and have to wait in line, which just made us hungrier than Godzilla trying to eat Tokyo .. As we got seated and ordered our lunch, Mayed Bin Mohammed walks in, and gets his food before us :P we, on the other hand, had to wait 45 mins for our main dishes to come and another 15 mins for the heavenly sticky date pudding to come .. I've heard it's good, I've heard the one in Dubai isn't as good, and I've heard it's a must-try if I ever step foot into the cafe .. It was the BEST date dessert I've had! And now if I go back to Dubai and it really is not as good, I'll really get disappointed .. Who cares about the calories?! It was worth every last one!

As we were finally back in the hotel, we decide we'll act like Arabs and hang around Harrods as it is the tradition here .. The Kuwaitis who were also hanging around there made my dad furious with their staring -,-

So we went out for dinner at one of the Lebanese places that's popular with the Arabs, and we're back in the hotel and I'm tucked into bed! So this means goodnight from London gorgeous readers! ;*

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Ciao Italia!

Ciao Italia is what I'm saying to this gorgeous, but hot, country .. For now .. You think of Italy in summer and you think of heat and sun ..

That's not wrong; you totally get heat and sun! But then the nights are cooler and it's as if the temperature wasn't at 35 and 36 degrees .. The country becomes the balmy summer evenings you read about in stories .. You go out, you walk around, and it's what everyone else is doing as well, except the Italians always have gelato in their hands ..

We've come to Italy for 3 days and not more .. We've already seen it, and we just want to experience it again .. I kid you not when I say we experienced it all over again .. The romantic, ancient streets that still survive .. The old, old buildings that still stand strong .. The Arena di Verona that still housed an Opera in it last night .. It's all a sight to behold .. And I stand by saying everyone should experience Italy at least once in their lifetime ..

Besides Verona, we went to Milano, fashion capital of the country, and deservedly so .. Of course all the Italian women and tall, leggy, tanned and toned beauties and the men are all dapper in 3 piece suits despite the scorching heat ..

Oh, and of course I burned a hole in daddy's pocket over in Milan :D

We are now on our way back to Munich .. And I will miss the vibrant life that is Italia, not to mention all the food! No wonder the Italians don't eat anything else .. Their food is just to die for! If you think you've had delicious Italian food, you haven't until you eat IN Italy!

Ciao for now! xx

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 4: M√ľnchen

It's the fourth day we spend here in Munich, Germany .. My sister and I are currently relaxing in one of their coffee shops, sharing a bagel and having cold drinks ..

World Cup fever has taken the city by storm! And when they won over England, they all swarmed into the streets, dressed up, painted, touting vuvuzelas and generally celebrating in every single way possible .. My father even donned the German flag and was waving to all of them celebrating in cars ..

Tomorrow we head out to Italy before the real heat hits the country and we all end up melting and feeling as if we were back home in Dubai .. Verona and Milan, here we come!
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