This is my very first attempt to make a Chocolate Easter Egg and I’m really proud of myself. Happy Easter everyone.
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I was having an open day yesterday at my home to sell our furniture, household items, kitchenware, silverware, etc… It was very weird. I had mixed feelings. This wasn’t my first time to organize an open day, but this time it was different, totally different, even though the whole procedure was the same.
We came to Kuwait twelve years ago while my daughter was still a baby. Both my children grew up here and even their teenage hardest stage was also witnessed here. All our good times as well as hard times were here. Kuwait to me and to my children is our second home town, we really love living here and I would do anything just to stay here and I’ve done it before, but this time it’s different. Everything is different, everything is strange and weird, I just don’t get it. However, there’s nothing to be done and we never know whats best for us. I just hope that my kids cope well with the changes and challenges ahead of us.
Now that all the feelings are mixed up, I started thinking of my journey here and it was like a movie in front of my eyes. I started seeing all that happened to me during the past years, who I met, who I worked with, who were my real friends and who had a real impact on me and the image of four persons popped up in front of me. Yes there are four who I really owe deeply within my journey or stage or chapter in my life.
The first one is Mrs Soheir, my previous neighbour who was like a mother to me during my first four years in Kuwait. At that time I knew no one and didn’t know anything about the country or the people. She was of great help. She taught me everything, gave me a hand and was always there for me. I remember when my car was completely ruined after an accident, she gave me her car to use so that I can go to work everyday for two full weeks. Even though her car was like her third baby, yes she used to clean it herself and take good care of it, but she didn’t hesitate to lend it to me. Oh just remembering all that, it brought a smile to my sad face, oh I love that lady and I will truly miss her and her kindness. I hope she reads this one day.
Second is my friend Mallika, or if I may say “Angel Mallika”. Oh God, how blessed I am to have known and met such an angel. A true kind person who thinks of others rather than herself, who is always giving and never expecting anything in return. I knew Mallika through work, she taught me a lot. Even though she was so strict at work and straight forward and only works works works and never wastes time or chit chat with others, but she was kind to me and helped me while working with her and even when I left work. She found me another job in just three days. She is a dear sincere friend and we were also neighbors living on the same street. Mallika never stopped surprising me with all the good deeds towards the community. She has a Big Loving Caring HEART. She always supported me and giving me the best advice even relating to my health and body and business. May God Bless you my friend.
Third one I owe is my dearest friend Amal or I must say “sister” not just a friend. How on Earth can I describe this warm hearted person who stood beside me all the time. I never felt I’m a stranger here, not as an expatriate like the rest. Amal and all her family members starting with Ghadeer her sister and mine too, her mother, father, brothers, grandmother and aunts, they all treated me as one of them as well as my family too. They were there for me during bad times, really bad times (not to mention the bad experience). They helped me a lot to stand back on my feet. I stayed at their home for more than a month and I was not treated as a guest, it was my home and I was among my family. Amal did her best to fulfill my dream of coming back to Kuwait several years ago. She went out of her way and stood beside me regardless I was right or wrong. She bared my terrible mood sometimes and was always pushing me forward. Till now she is still standing beside me. Now I’m thinking what have I done for her and how can I pay her back! I simply love my two sisters Amal and Ghadeer and I can’t think of leaving them and I don’t wish to part. I am a normal, happy, lively, natural person when I am with them. I don’t have to show off or pretend or dress up, I simply be me in front of them. I hope we can see each other regularly offshore. This won’t be easy.
Last but not least, the fourth person I owe is Mimi and her team. I don’t call myself a close friend to her but I really thank God that I had the chance to know such a personality and get to know her and work with her closely not just when I was a vendor at Shakshooka Market but also at the Secret Garden Project. Mimi simply changed my life, Really. I started looking to life with a different prospective. I got to know a lot about the food industry but not all who can cook is a chef. I could have gone to other food markets but without learning anything new and some of them don’t care about hygiene . Till now I’m learning from her and I wish to have my own garden at my hometown and maybe I can start an Egyptian Shakshooka or even collaborate together. I started a healthy diet now and I have a healthy menu for customers and all that’s because of Mimi. I have to admit that I always depended on my husband for cooking and that I didn’t like to cook, but now I love my kitchen and love searching for new healthy recipes over the net. I’m honored that she likes one of my treats.
I simply love her way of thinking, her different concept, her initiatives as well as her warm heart. I wish I’d known her earlier. I will miss her and the whole team and of course the garden, my favorite getaway kinda place. We had so many beautiful mornings together with Mimi, her mother Alaa (Big Kind Sweet Heart and soul), the Grandmother, Lubna (another beautiful person I wished I’ve known earlier), Yusra with her adorable daughter, Dana and Waleed of course. I carry with me so many nice memories from the garden, memories that I won’t ever forget.
Thank you all for all your love and caring. Thanks for being special people in my journey and I really owe you big time. Love you all.
I’ve been following Kuwait Upto Date on Facebook and on Instagram for quite a long time now and I really like all the news and events they are posting. However I went through their website by chance last week and I thought of placing an ad for @mocucina (artisan homemade food business). I got a reply from them that this will be considered a commercial ad and not a personal one, so out of curiosity I asked them how much is a paid ad and I was shocked from the cheap price). I didn’t hesitate and I paid the amount via GoTap as I already have an account there and the ad was published the following day. What a good service at a very reasonable price and awesome outcome as well. Yes as I got two orders since that ad was published. I’m so happy and glad that I took that step. You know why I should have been hesitant a bit? Well cause I contacted several bloggers who place ads on their insta account, but unfortunately without any good result. Some bloggers take money to place the ad and some request a gift, but I have to say that others refuse to take anything and don’t post 😀. So, thank you Kuwait UptoDate.
It’s a new year already, can’t believe that 2013 ended. No matter how bad it was for a lot of people, but as my sister mentioned on her FB page that it was a good year for her, I also want to say that too cause we both got married. Not just for that reason, but I believe that I’m finally living the life I wanted and I love it. However, may this year be better to everyone I know and may my friends remain beside me and hopefully my parents get to talk to me again. Happy New Year my followers. Oh, forgot to mention that last night we had a blast with our friends celebrating.
Yesterday was a night to remember. We celebrated Mel’s birthday party finally. It was awesome in all ways and by all means. We had a blast and she was really surprised from all the preparation and bringing all her friends (from east to west) together under one roof. Not to mention the fun games we had. We really laughed and enjoyed ourselves. We also got to meet new people who are amazing. We shared lots of pictures on our Whatsapp group but unfortunately can’t share them on Facebook or Instagram as some of the ladies are veiled and I’m one of them and we were freely dressed and hair down yesterday.
Speaking of birthdays, my son is turning 16 tomorrow and doesn’t want to celebrate. Oh, what to do? I really want to do something special for him this year but he won’t let me. Maybe I will wait till the weekend and surprise him with friends.
I just came back from my weekly visit to the Salon. Before, I used to go to any salon once or twice a month and never had this urge to go. But let me tell you that ever since I tried Centro Bellezza salon in salmiya and my friends call me an addict to them now. I love everything about the salon starting from the pleasant workers, lovable owner, homely ambiance, perfect services, cleanliness and last but not least their weekly offers that tempt me to go and make use of them every week. This is not an advertisement for them or will I even get any extra bonus or discount as they don’t even know my name I use for this blog but they know my real name. So, I’m just reflecting my happy mood after coming back from my new place that makes me happy and willing to start enjoying my weekend especially that I had a complete one hour full body massage. Oh my, how relaxing it was.