When ?

November 1, 2008

It seems like I brought some of London’s lovely cool weather back with me.

Isn’t the weather just breathtaking these days ? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I wish it was this lovely all year round, don’t you ?

Well lately I’ve been thinking, when is enough enough? When do you say “that’s it!” and put a stop to something you know needs to end. Like a bad habit, or an inevitable pattern you’ve come to be one with over the years.. When? When it does you no good? What if it really isn’t, but at the back of your head it’s bothering you? I’m rambling? Well yes I know I am… I have reason to… I’m confused. Because, for one that usually makes “right” decisions in life, or should I say what conformity and societal propaganda has taught us to be right, I feel like I am missing a lot on a number of issues concerning my daily life. There are many things I hold back on saying, doing or even taking part in because there is a voice at the back of my head, sounds very much like my mother’s, nagging at me telling me Na’aaaah off limits. When in reality, I think it over and realize yea’aaaaaaaaaah it’s totally right! Till when does one follow rules and regulations set for us at birth due to nationality, I mean blood line and pedigree, when life is passing by at the speed of sound only to leave one still thinking: but I gotta do what I’m taught, I mean told.

Simple things, like smiling to strangers while walking on the street… wait that doesn’t apply here coz no one ever walks on the streets. Hmmm making conversation with the guy ahead of you in the queue at a store, yeah no that’s just being too forward. What about giving a co-worker of the opposite sex a hug,,, aaaaah blasphemy !!

I don’t mean I want to do all those things with every Tom, Dick and Harry, but don’t you sometime wish you could at least have the option to. And better yet don’t you wish that if you did anything of the sort then people around you wouldn’t think you’re making a pass at the guy in the next office just for giving him a pat on the shoulder. Well don’t worry I haven’t been put in such a situation yet, and I stress yet because to err is human and to forgive is divine, I can only imagine the impact if I did… actually kind of funny, in a sad way.

I’ve always wished and wanted simple things like these to be a norm in my daily life… Especially being raised by such social and friendly folks, in a western country… with a western attitude to life, yet a reality check of what they prepared me for here.. But for now I’ll settle for what I got and make the best of it… Especially when in reality we all know that here a lot of these freedoms are abused and will be taken for granted.. It’s all in people’s minds to change the future of this country and frankly I see it going backwards rather than forward… for now I’ll say… Kudos to private space and the best poker faces in the world.

P.S.

I’m off to D town on a business trip for a week… will catch up with you soon my lovelies :)

My Lovely London

September 29, 2008

A few months back I posted a short and quick post stating that I may have jinxed myself and letely only post when I am about to travel or when I get back due to my busy schedule. Now, to think I couldn’t take it any further, But I did. So apparently, now I have to be outta the country to have time to post :P

Anyone want anything from London ?

ahhh the weather is breathtaking.. been here a few days now.. fasting is a bit tough here.. but it all pays off when I simply step out of the flat and take a stroll and everything takes me back to my childhood memories.. and I feel like a child all over again. As much as I love Kuwait.. But after spending most my life being schooled and raised in London.. I can’t help but feel this was my first home and this is where I’ll always feel at home..

Everytime I come.. I worry about leaving my lovely London and heading back to Kuwait.. Wish I could take it home with me, and the weather :P

I better get up and close the window before my fingers drop off it’s so cold :)

Jinx me

February 23, 2008

dubai.jpg

Remember when I said it seems I only post when I travel and when I get back ?

Well I shoulda just swallowed my words and stayed quiet.

I’m off again, and yes that’s why I’m posting coz I refuse to travel without an update and this is a way overdue update !!

Nevertheless, it something.

I got a new job :)

What were you expecting me to keep travelling the world forever ?

I gotta make some money you know. and the only thing that would stop me from my travelling mania is if I got a job to ground me !

I’m officially grounded. I swear if there was no order in this world I would have definitely contributed to it’s destruction!

I love my job, I love my team, I love life !

That’s about it..

Yep, since I’ve been back all I’ve been doing is working and then heading home to family and my bed.

So this is another spontaneous trip to Dubai.

I hear everyone is there now and it’s mega packed, I couldn’t care less to be honest.

As long as I’m with my family, friends and the kids… and ofcourse Mellia.. then I’m happy.

I’m happy..

Are you happy ?

(p.s.

image taken above by myself, june 2007.

No photoshopping, just focal black&white. The tower was actually lit red.)