A dose of a UAEian

I'm short, love reading and I'm very curious...quiet & talkative when I'm around people I'm used to. Love massages, relaxation, spas, name it! This blog is mainly to note down anything that is significant to me

Saturday, July 30, 2011

This quote hit home...

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, is a best-selling author and motivational speaker.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wake - up call!

Two weeks ago the doctor diagnosed both my knees with osteoarthritis. I saw my world crumble away. I’m 26! How is it possible? I had a lump in my throat and I thought. This is it. I’ve lived thus far and now I have aged all of a sudden. All of a sudden? It can’t BE. It definitely wasn’t sudden. I took my youth for granted. I AM taking my youth for granted! 26. I always felt, I’m still young. The whole time the doctor was explaining the do’s and don'ts of my disease, Images of being energetic and running around with children I’d like to have one day clouded my thoughts, and I felt my tears brimming. The thought of not being fully capable to run around with my own children one day (god willing) was shocking. What am I waiting for..? Then.. Just then I suddenly had a different perspective about marriage. I always thought I’m not in a hurry to get married, and I will wait for the one that I love…yeah right. I’m not even open to finding love! I now understand my friends who got married for the sake of getting married. It is simply a way of moving on. Time waits for no one.

It was a moment of clarity.

I’m not saying I’ll accept whoever that comes along; all I’m saying is that there has been a shift of thoughts.

Oh and by the way. I went for a second opinion and guess what the doctor said. No osteoarthritis. Alhamdulillah.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It is very sad seeing the events that have been unfolding recently. Bahrain our neighbor state is going through very distressing conditions at this moment. My heart goes out to the people, but I am not surprised at the stance the Arab leader has taken after so many weeks. Arab men are known to be proud, and to rule their people with strong fist. Just like how most raise their children, with the stick for every wrong they do, until the child, in fear obeys the father. The Arabs need to learn it doesn’t work that way anymore. Even with your own children, violence doesn’t get you any where; it just sparks rebellion in them. Arabs need to learn the art of dialogue, of being fair, of re-instilling Islamic values and practices, of kindness and toleration. All this wouldn’t have happened if the people were treated fairly in the first place. If the Shiites are truly being oppressed in Bahrain, it is their right to voice out their demands for a better life and equality; however, it seems that the protesters have bitten more than they could chew.
They demanded a lot, and it seems that they will loose it all.

Be reasonable in your protests, just because it happened in Egypt and Tunisia, doesn’t mean things will go the same way for you. You’ve voiced your opinion, you did get some positive dialogue. Make a deal and walk away till next time. Safely. Alive. In peace.

My heart goes out to Bahrain.

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