Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Things We Might Be Missing

Ah, well.

Ever thought when you find yourself saying that?

It's what I call "The Instant Relief Phrase". Like when you say things that you don't totally believe in or you're not quite sure of, but once you say it... it gives you instant reassurance. That whatever happened is not worth the worry and anxiety, or whatever's to come is for the better... you'll see.

Make any sense?

Today I got up early -___-" to go swimming. I took Mom with me. It was her first time here. Man the pool was crowded! There only one other Muslimah there.

*sigh* You know, it was only when I came here to the UK that I truly felt the importance of exercising. Probably because when I'm at home here, I can reach my destination in less than a step lol :P

The flat I'm in right now is approximately the size of our kitchen in Libya. In other words, our house is about five to ten times bigger than my flat :( in other, other words lol, there's not much moving around unless I'm at Uni running from one lecture to another or from one shop to the other heehee.

So, yeah. I miss our house. There's always a vacant place for you to be at on your own *sigh* 

Around 3 pm, I met with Julia. The weather was mild and cloudy... so lovely. We walked a bit then sat in a cafe to feed Daniella ^_^ Wow! She gave us a hard time lol she's 7 months now and we started putting her in those high chairs for children. She's so funny. Well, we were!! It's like I was holding her hands away and Julia would try to feed her without causing any mess. XP Then she had her bottle and fell asleep...*phew*

Poor Julia. I've been going through this stuff with her ever since baby D was born... yet it's so much fun! Dancing with her, singing to her, buying her stuff (ever so tempting!!)

I keep thinking at times, especially when Julia and I get exhausted, whether I can keep up with that ... for my own sake XD lol

Okay, I'm starting to say things!!

So, till next time,

Sparkle xxx

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fat and Furious: The Issue of Weight... Gaining?!


Not the perfect weather, but, still tolerable. Drizzle, clouds, a bit cold. And I went shopping.

A few days back (it's not the first time, but it just gave me momentum  to talk about it here) I was at the shops with mom looking through some slacks. I never had purple ones before and I liked the ones in front of me. I managed to get into a size 10 perfectly ^_^ but then came the inevitable... mom said, "Don't you wanna get fatter?"


It's like my sisters being rephrased. They would often say to me, "What if you get fat?" , "You might get fat and those won't fit you anymore."


So I need to tell them... my point of view. "Why not say, 'I'm happy with my size and I'm willing to maintain it'?" Of course they would think it impossible. I don't. Once you've put your mind to it. I've been approximately the same size (10 upper-body, 12 lower - the purple pants were an exception... could be the design?)

And life's always got a better side. I keep insisting that the more you keep dressing yourself in larger sizes the more likely you're gonna gain weight.

When mom was here by the end of Ramadan, it had been almost a year since we last saw each other. And she was like, "You don't look good to me. Why aren't you eating?"

-_____-" : Mom, I'm fine and this is my body...

And she gives me the look.

Ah well.

So, all in all, I'm quite pleased that I managed to keep to what I have in mind. I don't follow a specific diet, it's just the "don't eat more than you need" type of thing. Period.

Till next time,

Sparkle xxx

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ادم - اغنية فيك الخير (فيديو كليب) | اكتشف الموسيقى في موالي

A song I felt like listening to...

ادم - اغنية فيك الخير (فيديو كليب) | اكتشف الموسيقى في موالي

Another Day... Another Chance for a Better Experience...

Now that I realized, it's been a little over a month since my last blog. The question is, why can't I devise a strategy to maintain a frequent one?

The past few days, I had millions of ideas and stuff to talk about here that could set a record in blog-sphere (if that's a word!)

I am simply like this painting above...like, four moods in a day, and perhaps more. I have no time for myself, and therefore, I feel kinda lost.

My folks were here by the last ten days of Ramadan. It was so hard trying to cope with finishing my thesis (which I proudly announce that I've finished... ahem) and with being with my loved ones during Ramadan. I had to hand in my project on the fourth day of Eid. Two days later, we set off on a trip that included London and Bournemouth.

It's always a thrill to visit London! The weather was great, and we had a nice time together (we risked the adventure of using the underground this time lol) Then we went to Bournemouth. ^_^ my folks spent their honeymoon there nearly 33 years ago. Wow! It's great to get to visit your honeymoon location... I don't know about having the kids present though lol.

So, yeah. It was our (the kids) first time there and we got to see the seaside *sigh* it's been a long time since I saw one. Last time was in Libya of course. Maybe 2007?

Bournemouth Pier 2010
Pretty Lil' Feet ^.^
Dipping in the Atlantic Ocean!!!
*Sigh* What a masterpiece...
^^ That's my sis btw who's holding her shoes ^.^

Hotel room/ Bournemouth
Simply gorgeous and authentic.
I <3 the tiny desssssk!! XD
Our trip was a success, but I still feel tired owing to the lack of sleep and endless walking -__-

My Mom's here to stay till the end of my journey here in the UK, which ends somewhere by January. Last Tuesday was heart wrenching. My other half of my family went home (school, work) T_T

Ah, well.

Two of my cyber friends are in the US right now. I can believe we're like 4 or 5 hours apart T_T. The cute thing is that both of them are in medicine, and both are two of my coolest friends on facebook!!

I really wish I could see my friends one day... SOON!! :( I have a lot to talk about... I need to talk about. And this only requires a friend indeed.

Till next time guys,

Sparkle xxx