Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I am one of the people who desperately need sunshine to survive...and it's cloudy and gloomy and just yucky today so I stayed in.

I stayed in because during the past week it would be insanely sunny during the day and a bit chilly at night.. and you wouldn't believe it's January.

So I am posting photos I took that make me happy. Because I need cheerfulness.

This is Hamza, who is part of the Jordanian band, Autostrad. I only met him once..or twice, but he's such a great person! He's friends with Mohammed.

Worldwide moment. Can you see my brother?

One view from the Cairo tower :) that was one amazing day.

One of the few photos of one of my closest cousins and friends SMILING! I miss you Hamoudi!

So yeah..What makes you smile? Other things that make me smile include: good books, moleskines, kindness, smiles, my father and his jokes, silly jokes, when people like food I cook, my friends. Mohammed's silly jokes, my brother, my family, when something fits perfectly, shoes, good lyrics...the SUN!!


Shokoofeh said...

Mmm... this post of you! yes, it made me smile!


Randi Lee said...

I need to start thinking of a few things that DO make me smile, so I don't let a few evil people ruin a beautiful day.

missy. said...

YOU make ME smile!

i miss you lady and am so sorry i have not been a good blog friend. i just have been out of the loop due to not having the internet at my casa and not really being able to get on this thing at work..

which i'm doing now.. shhhh!

ha ha jk.. but i hope you get smiling again soon. love you darling!

Nahla said...

lovely :)
find the love in the rain believe me its beautiful :D !!
making someone smiling just make my day <3

Selma said...

This post made me smile today. And the fact that I won't be going back to work until Saturday afternoon 2pm! Woohoo!!! :)

April said...

My beautiful roommate. And good cooking. ;)

مى said...

I can't really say, I'm sort of always smiling it's borderline retarded. :)

What made me smile most today? Kushari recipe! You're the coolest blogger out there, babe. <3

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Cool photo of your brother!

What makes me smile...
When people I know smile at me!
When I get lovely e-mails
When I get letters
When I witness kindness
When someone is funny without trying to SOUND funny
When the sun shines
When I'm in Rome
When I'm at the beach

Winnie said...

So lovely. I like that photo of you in the candle light.

Things that make me smile? Random things that just make my day a bit brighter, like seeing old couples hold hands or the moments when you realise you have amazing friends.

Mohammed J. said...

you wouldn't believe what makes me smile the most!

WendyB said...

I'm so affected by the weather too!

Athena. said...

i like this post :)
i'm doing well, Sara, thank you for always being the sweetest!
i like your list of things that make you smile - that makes me smile, see :)

sarah said...

i forgot how cute egyptian boys are ;p

i might have to come visit again once i move back to the continent

Anonymous said...

Lol I'm the complete opposite! I love walking around on an icy day and cower indoors if I so much as think the sun might appear!lol! Well I'm not quite that bad, but you get the idea!

Things that make me smile: tea, photos, journals, pizza, the Asian kid singing I'm Yours, The Boy and all the lovely things he does for me!

nicole addison said...

lovely!! you better be smiling beautiful:) and i just saw that you have wicker park written under favorite movies, that is one of my all time faves!

Eva said...

Shoes and smiles.... I agree with those two. And the color yellow, it's just so darn happy :)

defining amy said...

when my students ditch their classes because of emotional crap their dealing with... and find refuge in my classroom. that makes me smile.

i hope that doesn't make me a bad teacher.

sara dear, YOU are lovely.

Iva said...

have a great weekend!!

scarlet pimpernel said...

Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain
Give Me Another Chance I Wanna Grow Up Once Again

Sophia said...

ahhh i have seasonal-affective disorder too, i think. i really hate cloudy gross days. boooo.

that view of cairo is so lovely.

greystrawberrys said...

I love Regina Spector too! <3 Love your blog! :)