I am Back!

I am back from Dubai.  Had a blast to say the least. I felt as if I didn’t have much time to DO much, but I did enough. 

I arrived Thursday morning, by the time I got to the hotel it was about noon, Tooomz met me at the hotel, and we waited for my mom to finish her meeting and meet us back at the hotel.  We were checking out from Fairmont (or my mom was) and moving closer to Jumairah.  My mom came and picked us up, and with her friend we headed to lunch at the Noodle place in Emirates Towers, really good food.

After that Tooomz and I headed over to the Mall of the Emirates to shop around.  Everything was on sale which SUCKED, couldn’t find a thing to buy.  My feet started to kill me, so we headed over and got Marble Slab icecream .. mmmm i forgot how much I love icecream!!!   We then went and got tickets to watch “27 Dresses”, it was a fabolous movie.  I thought it would be too chick flicky for me, but it was just perfect.  James Marsden, WILL YOU MARRY ME?! Damn hes FINE.  By the time the movie finished, it was midnight, and I was falling asleep while I was walking. Headed back to the hotel and passed out.

Next morning I tried to get my mom to take me to Burjuman, cuz I wanted her to get me this necklace from a store there, but she made me go to Mall of the Emirates again BOOHOO 😛  Walk around some more hoping to find ANYTHING to buy since I was rejuvenated after a good nights sleep.  Couldn’t find much, got 2 dresses.  I found really hot shoes, the smallest size they make is 36 😥 

After my mom hinted for the 100th time that she wanted to go see Bab Al Shams resort, we finally relented and said okay we’ll go with her.  So mommy dearest, tooomz and I took the almost hour drive to Bab Al Shams Resort hotel.  Its amazing, not a place I would stay for a long period of time cuz it is int he middle of the dessert.  But for a person who wants to relax, its the perfect place.  We sat in one of the restaurants, up on the rooftop had some food and stuff.   It was fun.  That night I watched “The Kite Runner” with my mother.  She couldn’t stop crying in the movie, aaw 7abeebti ;* hehe

Saturday, went to brunch with a friend and his friends, very interesting bunch. Then I met up with an old friend with the Sharjah days.  Actually he was my closest friend during my stay in Sharjah.  I haven’t hung out with him since then, but I have seen him twice or three times for 5 minutes each since I left AUS.  I always knew that I missed him, but i never realized how much.  I was waiting for him and I saw him approach from his reflection, and it hit me how i missed those days!  Whatever enough with the sappiness.

We went out to early dinner.  We were hanging out after dinner, and a group of ppl sit in the table next to us.  I hear two names being repeated that were very familiar to me, so i turn to my friend and I told him, I KNOW THOSE GIRLS.  So he turns towards them and asks them if they are Flana oo Flana and they said YES, so I was like did you guys go to this school for elementry school in kuwait and they said YES.  So i’m like I am FLANA, and the reunion began 😛  I have not seen those girls in 13 years.  We have not been intouch for 13 years, and it was just such a weird coincidance that we were at the same place at the same time. What is even weirder that I was asking my mother if she remembered them just the day before!!!!

I came back to Kuwait on Sunday, I had to be here to celebrate National and Liberation Day.

Ooh yeah, the first store I stopped in was Virgin, and I went straight to the book area.  I felt like a little kid in a candy shop, I couldn’t stop! lol SO right now I have a bunch of books that are waiting for be read….

  1. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order – Samual Huntington
  2. Fashion Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones (I read the Air Babylon and Hotel Babylon)
  3. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. If I am Missing or Dead – Janine Latus
  5. Confessions of  a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon
  6. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
  7. Daughter of the East Benazir Bhutto’s Autobiography
  8. One Hunderd Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. LOng Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
  10. The Reagan Diaries
  11. For One More Day – Mitch Albom
  12. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

My Amazon Cart

These are the books that are now in my amazon cart … I still have a bunch at home I want to read, but I think I am ordering these soon.

  1. The Innocent Man – John Grisham
  2. The Thirteen Tale – Diane Setterfield
  3. Promise not to Tell – Jennifer Mcmahon
  4. I Love You, Beth Cooper – Larry Doyle
  5. In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  7. Their Eyes were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  8. Look at my Striped Shirt: Confessions of People You Love to Hate – The Phat Phree

Any other recommendations?