Turning 35: A Birthday Iftar Celebration and Some Reflections

  This year, my friends and I chose a Peruvian restaurant for our Birthday Iftar celebration. My friend’s husband’s birthday is on the 16th of July. My birthday falls on the 15th of the same month. So we’ve been doing a one day celebration with our groups of friends for the past two years. Tesoro […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Things I like about being a Blogger

    My previous Top 10 List was about being raised by parents from the Gulf region. I come from a moderately conservative family. We are not liberal, but we’re also not extremely conservative or religious. Here’s a link for that post if you missed it. Today’s list includes the top 10 things that I […]

Majestic Muscat: Nightlife in Muscat

  I don’t know why I traveled all the way to Hong Kong to escape busy, fast-paced and crowded Dubai! But, you can read all about my trip to Hong Kong in my earlier posts here. Then, I decide to visit Muscat to relax by the beach and do some man hunting! (as in finding […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Signs you Were Raised by GCC Parents

  This post might resonate with a good deal of people who grew up with Arab or Asian parents. Since both cultures have a lot of similarities – especially when it comes to the family and social issues. If you need some introduction to the way things are in the Gulf Region, have a look […]

Cultural Post: The Gulf Region Lifestyle

  If you need some introduction about life in the Gulf region, and a general idea of the social structure there, you can check out my previous cultural post, titled: The “Bubble” Life. Today’s topic is somewhat relevant. It can also be considered more of a personal topic since I’ll be talking about my specific […]

Vacation Mode: ON

  So the plan was to take a creative photo with my new Nikon for this post, but because I’m tight on time and honestly too tired, I decided to just use an online image. Many of you might be back from vacations or are close to ending your holiday season…but I am just about […]

Random Post: Planning versus Improvising

  I must admit, I have a crazy obsession with lists. I make lists for everything; from to-do lists for the next day’s tasks, to grocery/random shopping lists, to future plans lists. My uncontrollable compulsive obsession with lists even gets me writing lists for the topics that I want to discuss with the people that […]

Personal Post: My 34th B-Day!

  I have to admit something: originally, this post was going to be yet another rant about being single! This time, with my 34th Birthday celebration party in the background. But something happened that made me change my mind about how to write this post… Well, I have received countless e-mails, Facebook messages, what’s app […]

Personal Post: When Business Always Comes First

  Upon observing my long-term single status and extremely selective approach to men, a friend directed this question to me: “What do you look for in a man?”. I answered with some simple traits like someone who is mature, wise and understanding. I also like people who are very deep and intellectual. But I forgot […]

Cultural Post: The “Bubble” Life

  As most days in the city of Dubai, it was hot and sunny and I was walking at the Marina promenade after a nice breakfast at a cafe in the area. And as I was lost in my own trail of silly thoughts – mostly about planning what to do next – a certain […]