Friday, May 20, 2011


1.   People always tell me I look like       my brother, who is but a 10 year old boy version of me.. my boyfriend's sister thinks I look like Alyssa Milano  .

2.  Friends don't let friends    down  .

3.  A sunny day is perfect for     going for a coffee outdoors and taking walks and enjoying the sun   .

4.  My favorite accessory is   jade necklace boyfriend got me 10 days into our relationship and my silver rings  .

5.  If I could afford it I would     buy an iPad and travel to Amsterdam, Beirut and Paris this summer  .

6.  The cure for boredom is       Tumblr and Pinterest   .

7.  I am currently "in like" with      the gym, good music and finally(!!!!) work  . 

I have at least missed reading the questions and Lauren's answers last week! So I had to do the Friday fill-ins this week! I hope everyone has a great weekend, the weather is perfect here in Cairo. So I am sending you some of that if you are less fortunate weather-wise.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Two posts!!
(Yeah, I can't believe it either)
(can you tell that I am really, really bored?)

But hey, I think everyone should be a part of these:

April's Pampered Swap Deadline to sign up: June 1st, 2011

Gracie's Happy Mail project, which is a snail mail group, and I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I love snail mail.

Random much?

I want to travel the world and take pictures in tiny bookstores. Tiny bookstores that have all the books you could ever dream of having- vintage copies with notes written in them.

I want to take pictures of bookstore fronts. With my bicycle parked outside, because I live in a city where it is impossible for a girl to ride a bicycle on the street (you'd get sleazy men verbally harassing you)

I tried writing 2 posts over the past (almost) two weeks, but it felt like I was forcing myself to and I hate doing that. Remember how I was complaining about work and finding no work to do whatsoever? Well, we have a new senior boss and I got to work my (not so little) butt off.

I went back to working out as well, I try to work out 5 days a week, I intend on going back to 7 days a week when the semester ends since my workout has been "upgraded" and it feels so good.

The past four short paragraphs all started with an I, does this imply that I am self-centered? Tell you the truth, I kind of am. As much as I would like to think that I am a selfless person, this is not always the case, I have learnt that some matters you need to be selfish about; for your own good.

And that was a very random post brought to you by a very bored government employee trying to waste the last 30 minutes of the work week.

Also, don't forget to smile, it's what keeps you young at heart.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Music and Haikus

I don't remember when it was that I first tried writing haikus. But I remember that it was during one of the summers I had spent in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. But, I know that I want to start writing hiakus again, and I want to be good at it.
I wrote this today, and I don't know if it counts as a haiku:

Light breeze in my hair,
You smile, as lightly I twirl.
You become the sun.

Does it? Well, it was inspired by a tweet I had written the other day that said "twirl me and I shall forever make you my sun"
Yes, twirl me and I shall forever make you my sun. And that tweet was inspired by something that happened earlier this week, or the week before;
Boyfriend and I were walking and there was this beautiful breeze and he twirled me. I smiled, I smiled as I realized how much I love him. 
I know this sounds cheesy, know? And by forever making him my sun, I don't mean that my world shall revolve around him, I mean that he's an integral part of my universe, a place where we both belong as we both exist as two separate entities- not losing the sense of who we are. And now that I thought about it, a star and a planet, because that's what we are; very different. 
It's been a great weekend. Yesterday, the lovely Hany Mustafa performed and oh does he have a heavenly voice! This song I can listen to over, and over again:

Here's a song from last night. And tonight, I am going to see Mashrou' Leila.
I haven't done that in a while and I am glad that I get to enjoy great music even though it's a very, very busy weekend.