Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ramadan Treats

Hello there darlings!

How's everyone with Ramadan? Especially with the unbearable heat of August and the scorching sun above us...hope all of you are enjoying this Holy month as much as I am. From the religious aspect to the family gatherings and long evenings with your loved ones.

Unlike any other usual day of Ramadan, I pent Futoor with my Parents at home (The whole family gathers at my Grandparents house for Futoor daily throughout the whole month of Ramadan) and then left for my Grandparents. Before that, at around three in the afternoon, I baked some cupcakes for my cousin and then took them over to my Grandparents.

Hazelnut & Chocolate Cupcakes

Ramadan Kareem!

-With love,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two Day Journal.


Seventeen years ago I was brought to life and raised by amazingly wonderful parents and siblings. Celebrated with a gorgeous custom made cake from Tasmeem (surprised is more like it) after Friday Lunch at the Grandparents. Later on, got back home and enjoyed some me time reading "An Iraqi in Paris," before getting ready to go out to dinner with my Mother, Sister, and a few friends of theirs. When we got home I was surprised by a basket of goodies from my dear Lilly!

I'd like to thank everyone who made my Birthday very special with all the love, support and great wishes.


مبــارك علــيكم الشــهر

الأثـنـيــن أول أيــام شـهــر رمـضــان الـكـريــم .. كــل عــام وأنـتــم بـخـيــر

اللـهــم بـلــغ أمــي وأبــي وعـائـلـتــي وأحـبـتــي رمـضــان وإجـعــل لـيـلــة الـقــدر مـن نـصـيـبـهــم يـا مـنّــان

اللهم ارحم من لم يبلغ {شھرك الفضيل} وخفف عليهم حمل التراب

​ربي ادخل شهر رمضان علينا وانت راض عنا واجعله شهر تتبدل فيه ذنوبنا الى حسنات وهمومنا الى افراح واحلامنا الى واقع يارب

Ramadan Mubarak my fellow readers!

-With love,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Movie Reviews


At first, it was ok/a bit lame but as it goes on it gets funnier.


Ah-mazing! Let's be honest now, any movie Bradley Cooper's in is, well...great. Simply a must watch!

I'm totally craving nachos right now.

-With love,

Snakeskin Mani & Pedi

I was flipping through the TV channels this morning when I saw this short segment about real snakeskin manicures & pedicures in New York City. Apparently it's this new trend which has been sweeping through The City.

I personally wouldn't get one...the whole idea just freaks me out! Even though there' s faux snakeskin manicures and pedicures alongside the real snakeskin mani & pedi....

What do you guys think?

-With love,

Monday, July 25, 2011



How are you, ladies? (I doubt there are any gents reading this, so yeah...)

I just got back from Europe four days ago, still trying to get my schedule back to normal. So far I've been sleeping through the unbearable hot and humid mornings, and then just laying around watching some lame TV shows or movies...and of course, eating. There's so much to do before Ramadan which is a few days away! How exciting is that?!

As far as the vacation went, Al Hamdilla, it was amazing.

I was supposed to go back to my dieting ways today, but that didn't last long. It's actually much harder than I thought it would be after two weeks of pastas, lasagnas, and pizzas! Let's not forget the Nutella crepes and chocolate covered strawberries from Godiva! Ah, heaven on earth.

Hope everyone's all right and having an enjoyable and fabulous summer!

P.S. I missed home terribly!

Until next time....

-With love,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friends & Bickering

The most disturbing experience anyone can go through.

You have that friend, more like a sister, that you absolutely love to death. You're out since the morning having a great time and who'd that one of them who suddenly star shouting at the other for the tiniest little thing, even if it wasn't meant to end like that and definitely unintentional.

You see, it's not the first time such a thing happens with this friend of mine. I'm the one who is shouted at.

For example, today...we went to the gym then out to The Mall to watch a movie. We later on went to Starbucks and sat waiting for the driver to pick us up with out drinks talking. He came and we got up to leave, and I wanted to get an iTunes card. So we go to the store, but then I back out thinking I'm not in desperate need of it, so all's good. Then she shouts and says that we're already here and to jut buy it and get it over with. Oh, and that I pissed her off. I bought it. I blanked out, since that's what normally happens in situations like these.

1) There's absolutely no need to shout.

2) Stop exploding so randomly and just chill.

3) Proper communication is key. Don't shout and make a scene.

4) I'm not your youngest child for you to keep shouting at me whenever "I piss you off" for absolutely no reason, or even the most lame excuse ever.

She apologized, but me being me, it was ever so transparent that I wasn't ok with it. I love you and all, but don't shout! If it was from my parents or siblings, that's understandable, but you?


Anyway, that's all for now. I seriously needed to get that out of my system since these bickering ways are happening ever now and then and I've just had enough.

Thank you for reading such a pointless post.

-With love,

Monday, June 20, 2011

What I've been up to & more...


I know, I know...I promised that I'd start to blog more frequently in my last posts, but I've been crazy busy. The first two weeks were all about the gym and trying to lose some weight before going away on vacation (I stopped going by the middle of last week due to pre orientation at Uni and other factors). I went shopping, finally slept in during the mornings/days I missed out on the gym, read, and well...lazed around the house, of course! It wouldn't be summer without that! Today was my second and last pre orientation session with our academic advisor for Freshman year, and boy did I enjoy every bit!

Anyway, so I managed to read one of the books I got a week ago or something. One thing is for sure, it is by far the most inspirational and eye opening book I've EVER read! Now this is a MUST read. Every morning I woke up to that book and pushed myself to stay awake at night just to finish reading it. Before yesterday, I tagged along with my Mother to The Mall. She had some errands to run and a gift to buy. I thought I'd sit and read at Starbucks while she finished whatever she had to do. Yes, I took the book with me. It's that good.

It's Not About
the Bike
My Journey back
to Life
Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

Lance Armstrong
Cancer Survivor & two time winner of the Tour de France

Here's one of my favourite quotes from the book:

The truth is, if you ask me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father.

You can check out the rest of the quotes as well as an excerpt of the first chapter of his book here.

During my last pre orientation session a few hours ago, the advisor told me about the hours and all, as well as a Maths textbook with a few chapters to review over the summer and a book to read for orientation week. I'm planning to start reading it as soon as possible.

The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch with Jeffery Zaslow

You can check out a summary of the book here once you scroll down the page. I prefer reading the introduction as well as the summary.

You can also view the Lecture on YouTube.

As for now, arrivederci my lovely readers...

-With love,