Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More books!

I still have books that I haven't read but I can't not buy some whenever entering Virgin, even if I still haven't read the ones I have at home. So, yesterday I was out with Lilly for lunch and then did some shopping (if shopping still counts for buying skincare products, nail polish, and lastly books...)

Here are the three I got yesterday:

A Warrior's Life A Biography of Paulo Coelho by Fernando Morais

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre

Dreams from My Father by Barak Obama

Unfortunately they didn't have the author Kate Morton and the three books by her that Fruitful Fusion suggested, but thank you nevertheless! Will keep them in mind for when I go elsewhere or I might even order them off of Amazon.

-With love,

Monday, May 30, 2011


Its been...







So far, so crazy. A mix of bad and good crazy...

2011 rolled in pretty bad with all the uprisings and revolutions here in the Arab world. Our TV screens rarely changed channels, and if they did, it was from one news channel to another...mainly Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera. "Always get your information from more than one source, don't follow one news channel but as many as you can," says my father. The year still hasn't ended and I'm sure that it'll need more than one history book to cover what happened from Tunisia to Libya and the others in between.

Other than that, I'm graduating this year! I'm so thankful for everything and everyone, honestly! To top it off, I got accepted at the university of my dreams! What more can I want? Well, other than the chance of continuing my studies abroad, but right now I'm just more than satisfied!

الحمد الله على كل حال

Anyway, this is just a quick update. Hopefully I'll get back to blogging more frequently in no time since I've just got a few things here and there to get done with.

Have a great Monday morning everyone. Wishing you a positive and productive day ahead!

-With love,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Reading List

During our school breaks and holidays, and nearly every vacation, I have got to visit the bookstore. An absolute must! Girls find shopping for bags, clothes, shoes -and the list goes on- therapeutic. On the other hand, books are my ultimate retail therapy and the shopping for clothes or whatever kind of stresses me out.

So, when I do go on one of those shopping sprees...yes, for books, I come back with 4 or more. I absolutely can't leave with less than that and the time I spend in every aisle is ridiculous! And I usually read 1 out of the 4. So with those frequent visits, and with the lack of free time on my hands, I've got a pile waiting to be read. I'll list a few of them now though; the ones I really can't wait to read!

First up is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown:

Then comes Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson And David Oliver Relin:

Third, Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry:

Lastly, The Sand Fish (A novel from Dubai) by Maha Gargash:

I was looking through Amazon the other day, found a few books that grabbed my attention. Can't wait to order them! That's it for now...how about you share your favorites or yet-to-read lists?

Good Night!

-With love,


Getting your iPod's summer playlist ready? You might want to consider these!

Frankmusik - Do It In The AM

Frankmusik - The Fear Inside

The Lonely Island - Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)

You should check out their other music videos on their YouTube channel, hilarious!


-With love,

Monday, May 9, 2011

RIP Abdulla

I'm sure you've heard about Abdulla, the boy who was accidentally hit on a jet ski by his friend on another one. His body was found, although I'm not sure if it was today or yesterday. I send out my prayers to his family and friends, and pray that they have the strength needed to cope with such a tragedy.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قال الله تعالى

(( كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَمَن زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ وَما الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ ))

صدق الله العظيم

اللهم أسكنه فسيح جناته اللهم تقبله قبولا حسنا

اللهم انه أكمل صيامه واتم قيامه فاقبله قبولا حسن وتجاوز عنه وهون عليه عذاب القبر

اللهم اغسله بالماء والثلج والبرد ونقه من الذنوب والخطايا كما ينقى الثوب الأبيض من الدنس

واجعل الفردوس الاعلى داره

اللهم آمين

لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

-With love,

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Friday!

Have a very blessed Friday darlings!

This time tomorrow I'd be done with my Arabic Literature and Religion final! I can't wait. Going to catch up on some sleep first thing I get back since I might not get any tonight.

ربي اجعلني في يوم الجمعة ممن رضيت عنه قبل أن يلقاك وممن أنار قبره بالقرآن


-With love,

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mentally & Physically...


I am exhausted, and when I'm exhausted, I tend to whine and whine and- well let's just say it never gets old. So today was...not one of my best days, but I'm kind of laughing/crying it off (still haven't cried though...but it's in the works). I still have 7 more pages of Literature to learn. Hopefully I can get it done today so I can have more time revising tomorrow and doing the rest of the material.


I'm craving a warm cup of hot cocoa and endless Friends episodes to enjoy (I never get bored of reruns anyway).

Summer, where art thou?

Hope everyone has a relaxing Thursday and a great weekend ahead!

P.S. Have fun instead of me this weekend.
P.P.S. Here are two songs to start of your weekend. Kick off those shoes, sit back and enjoy!

-With love,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An era ends, another begins...

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

-With love,