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Blinkers On

Before I was married I was quite unaware of South Indian fast foods. Actually considering most (all?) of my blog readers are Pakistani I think you’ll are more unaware than I ever was!! Hell TFL was so shocked when she came over once when I was making Dosa’s that I thought she was pulling my leg!! I mean how can you NOT know Dosa’s??? Thankfully she was impressed and has been to some restaurants since.

Coming back, well since being married I have been introduced to many dishes I didn’t know of before considering R is South Indian (from Mangalore) and he can live on purely Desi food and nothing else forever. So thanks to him I discovered a whole new meaning to South Indian fast food and have become quite a regular at a restaurant called Sarvana Bhavan. It’s a noisy dhaba like restaurant but the food is AMAZING. I used to go there once a week (that was when I got addicted) but now I go only once in a while.

So yesterday I was meeting a friend from school to catch up since I was in the area and we decided to go to SB since he’s Vegan and that really limits me and we both love SB. I was lucky enough to get a parking spot right in front of the restaurant and we had a really nice time.

But that’s not what this post is about. After we’re done we come out and I see someone has blocked my car by double parking at the curb. I waited for 5 minutes then honked and honked, tried to see if his car was open but it wasn’t (he has locked it and gone off!!!), I also went inside the restaurant to see if they knew whose care it was…maybe he was placing an order or something (because there was no where else he could have gone parking the way he was parked!!!). After 15 minutes of this drama I’m dead with the humidity and my friend suggests I try to get my car out from the little place by driving up the pavement a bit. It wasn’t impossible considering how little my car is but the guy who had blocked me was parked so close that the impact of going up the curb would probably bounce me into his car!

Anyways I was crazy pissed and didn’t know what else to do so I some how tried to help myself. So I’ve rolled down my windows and am struggling with the help of my friend when the lunatic guy who has blocked comes out chewing his food and says “Wait Wait I will help by moving my car a little!”

I WAS SO FURIOUS!!! The way he said it was like he was doing me a fucking favor! Can you BELIEVE he was EATING INISDE THE RESTAURANT WHILE DOUBLE PARKED?!?!??!?

I yelled at him and asked him if he had any sense and how the crap can he block someone, double park and sit and have a meal!!??? To which he stops, glares and me and says to me “I know. Don’t teach me.”

WHAT.THE.FUCK?!?!?!?!

I was SO angry I wanted to ram my car into his. Seriously. I was SO MAD. And being as mad as I was I decided to not remove my car coz I didn’t want him to park in my spot. So I just sat in the car.

And what does HE do? He backs up to clear the way for me, double parks AGAIN, turns off his car and goes back to his meal!!!!! And guess where he was sitting ALL THE FUCKING WHILE I WAS HONKING FOR ATTENTION?!?!?! He was the ass hole sitting in the window with his family and his fat daughter was WATCHING ME THE ENTIRE TIME and it STILL took him 15 minutes to come move his fucking stupid Nissan.

Can you believe that?!?! An entire adult family of 4 is sitting and having a meal while they have double parked their car leaving the blinkers on (as if that’s some sort of fucking consolation!). they sitting is FULL visibility of their car AND the car they have blocked, have been watching me the entire time and have STILL sat there on their FAT useless asses and just continued on with their meal!!!!

I SO WANTED TO SCTRACH HIS CAR. If it wasn’t for N who was with me I would have. N thought the guy was only placing his order and I was over reacting but when he saw him go in and back to his table that was in full view of us he was too shocked to believe it.

I’ve taken down his number plate and if I EVER see him anywhere I WILL STRACH THE ASSHOLE’S UGLY CAR.

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Khooni Billi

Kitties

KHABAR DAR! HOSHIYAAR!

DON’T BE FOOLED BY THEIR INNOCENT LOOKING FACES!!!!! THESE CATS ARE A PART OF “THE GANG” . TERRORIZING ALL HUMANS THEY MEET THEY HAVE MERCY ON NONE. DON’T FALL THEIR VICIOUS TRAP. IF SIGHTED DON’T ATTEMPT TO GO NEAR THEM OR CAPTURE THEM!!!! KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AND CALL THE NEAREST EVIL-CAT-NAPPERS-AUTHORITY!

*sigh*

We had finally found someone who was to come clean our apartment thrice a week. Only he ran off the second time he came. Because he was afraid of the cats.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!??!?!

He called R (he came while we were at work) and said he can’t do it because the cats were “attacking” him.

See, when we or anyone for that matter comes home Bijli has a habit of stretching on the persons legs. Much like a dog would you know. She stretches, you pat her and off she goes. That’s probably what happened.

But the guy translated it as “Body pe attacking sir!!!”

He actually RAN for his life. I kid you not. When we reached home we found the dusting cloth OUTSIDE our apartment!!! OUTSIDE! Inside, the vacuum was out, there was a bucket in the hall that was toppled over (thank god the jerk didn’t leave water in it!!!)!!!!
HOW CAN SOMEONE BE SO AFRAID?!?!??! OF KITTENS?!?!?!?!?!?

I’m sure Garfield didn’t do nothing coz he’s the most quite non intrusive cat EVER. Bijli is also extremely human friendly and so are the kittens.

When we told the woman who recommended him she couldn’t stop laughing and said “Yea, he is quite a sissy. Keeps complaining and whining worse than a woman sometimes!!”

WTF?!

R was in stiches laughing.

I on the other hand and sickly worried because the lady that recommended him is the one who is supposed to come take care of them when we are in India..! What if he scared them off!?!

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Cheat Post. But a Post Nonetheless!

So. Atleast two people still check this space (though can’t figure out for the life of me why!)

I’ve been meaning to blog since ages. Really I have. It’s just that I’ve been so busy with my classes and I’m too exhausted most of the time. I absolutely HATE sitting at the computer now. Hate it. Hazards of my profession. Hopefully soon to change.

So considering there are WAY too many things to update (some going back a year!) which I have invariably too lazy to write about entirely I decided a cheat post with bullet points wouldn’t be altogether that bad! No? Well here goes…

  1. I finally got my promised wedding gift from my BFF Mugen in August 08 after 9 months of nagging R; a kitten. She’s a Siamese and the most lively and energetic cat I have ever had (and that’s saying something coz I’ve 6 earlier) and we named her…*drumroll*….BIJLI. I had been meaning to blog about her forever but somehow didn’t get down to doing it. TFL was cat-sitting for her last November and I tried to con her into posting about Bijli but it never happened! So now you know!
  2. I adopted a friends male cat in February because she was getting married and couldn’t keep him and I really did want Bijli to have some company. He’s a fat lazy Persian pertinently christened Garfield. He more than lives up to the name.
  3. Bijli and Garfield got in on and Bijli gave birth to a beautiful litter of three last month. We’re still wondering how Garfield managed to actually do it though. The kittens are called Sully, Crush and Bella inspired by Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast characters respectively. I am SO in love with them. I really do want to keep them but 5 kitties would be a bit much for my allergies (that’s why it took so long to convince R in the first place!!)
  4. I rescued a 4 week old kitten that was being abused by some wankers near my parents house in Sharjah and my BIL and SIL have adopted him!! He’s been named Rowdy Tigger (or was it Tigger the Rowdy?) by the kids. Yes, I am quite the cat lady. Although even I can’t believe the first four updates are ALL dominated by cats!! That is a bit sad.
  5. My mum had a heart attack but she is better now alhamdulliah. It was caused due to blood pressure and it was really scary. Really REALLY scary. There was always a throng of people at the hospital once she was slightly better and recovering and it really annoyed me considering she really needed rest. But she wouldn’t listen. Anyways she is better now and that’s what matters.
  6. My hairdressing classes are going superb and I have another 2 weeks to go! I have no clue about how I’m going to pursue this further until now. I can’t quit my job and get into it full time coz it won’t pay much at the beginning. I guess I’m going to work something out or make a decision soon.
  7. R went on a holiday to Phuket with some friends last week. I almost forced him to go. I was intending to send him to India for a couple of days for his birthday coz ALL his friends are there and he really misses them but then this came up and I thought better this than India. Most people I know were scandalized that I was so cool with him going for a vacation with friends. I still don’t see why not. I mean he had extra leave days and his friends were going so why not!?
  8. I invited myself to TFLs and in effect got to meet Hemlock. Yes people, she is exactly as loony, entertaining and super as her blog. TFL had cooked the most delicious Biryani (I’m not even a Chiken Biryani fan and I took TWO helpings!) and THE most amazing double chocolate muffins. Oh! The Muffins!! TFL when’s the next batch baking?!
  9. When R was gone, I caught up with people I’ve been meaning to meet but hadn’t managed to in a while what with the classes and everything. Friday was the longest day of my life. I slept at 4 am on Friday morning (Thursday night??) woke up at 7 am and next thing I know it’s 3 am when I reach home again!! I think it was more to do with the fact that being at home alone was a bit depressing so I tried to stay out if I could help it.
  10. I got my hair colored – Red, then toned it down to a darker shade coz I had an interview, and now its Fuchsia. I LOVE It. Being a hairdresser has it’s perks!
  11. I’ve been diagnosed with Glucose intolerance. So that beings my list of suffering aliments to a grand total of 8. I am sick and tired of doctors and medications. To make matters worse the Glucose intolerance tabs have had me on a constant nauseated mode since the last 2 months. It’s disgusting. Did I mention I am tired of being alive? I am.

So that about covers everything. I think. For now!

This is easy. Maybe I’ll do all my posts quarterly and in bullet points! Hah! Genius plan!

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Of Snips & Styles

A couple of months back I was sitting in the waiting area of my hair salon and for some reason I was reading the Visitor’s Book. I couldn’t be bothered with the holly/bollywood magazines glorifying mere humans. Besides, reading about how someone’s French-manicure was messed up twice over by the Filipino manicurist was much more amusing than Birtney/Rakhi Sawant’s latest stint; especially the bit where the woman goes on to write “I have nothing against her, in fact she was really nice and polite, etc.” Only she was Filipino. Really. She must have said Filipino ten times at the least, as if there lies the answer to her terrible manicure experience. I mean not that I like Filipino’s or anything. Personally I think they are a bit slow. In fact, with the exception of a few Filipinos, the rest of them I know from work annoy the crap out of me. They are really hard working (like I said, they’re slow, so they have to put in that extra effort – yes, I know I sound racist :P) and mostly polite. Only thing really commendable, is that really LIVE. She might be a cashiers at your local supermarket or working at a salon or be a maid or have a good well paying desk job but when you see her outside, at the mall or wherever, you can never pin her down to their level of income. Any of them. They all dress well, eat well, drive nice cars, etc. You’ll always see them either in pairs or in group having a good time. Which is quite applaudable I think. You see a mix of so many nationalities here and people from the subcontinent can almost easily be pinned to their level of income in the way they dress, carry themselves, etc. It would be unfair to say that people from the subcontinent have families back home and they have to save and yada yada yada. All that holds true from them too. Only unlike others, they don’t forget to live a little for themselves too.

So. ANYWAYS. I kept reading hoping there would be many more amusing entries but I was disappointed. Mostly it was people hurrah-ing their hair dressers. I suppose the clientele on the whole were either happy or just generally polite. Probably a combination of both, with the exception of the one lady attempting to get a free manicure by complaining about how bad her’s was. So reading on I came across this one comment about a hair academy. My heart must have stopped for a few seconds.

See the place I go to, Juice, is BIG in Bombay and they have quite a few branches back home. In India, most high end hair salons have academies. Juice has been in Dubai since 4 years and I absolutely LOVE them. So I was quite psyched about the academy. I’ve always wanted to do something creative. Like interior designing or running a restaurant/café. And amongst other such things, running a salon/spa has figured many times.

I leapt up from my seat and ran to my husband’s stylist (yes, I drag R there sometimes) and asked her about it and without a second thought I knew I wanted to do it. Since then I’ve been calling them EVERY month even though I know my name has been put down for it and it starts in March. My main concern being timing because if I quit my job, how pray tell, will I PAY for the academy?

All that nagging and begging paid off and yesterday was our orientation!!! There are 3 instructors and 4 students and the craziness begins March 8!! 5 days a week. 5 – 9 pm. We were there for an hour they gave us a course schedule and briefed us about what we were in for. Mostly sounded fun and more fun 🙂 We’ll be getting a complete kit (finally I’m going to own all those brushes and a professional hair dried and KNOW what to do with it!!). I’m so excited. I hope to God I’ll be good at it and that I can actually get into it full time! Oohhh it’ll be worth it to see their faces when I say I’m quitting to become a hair stylist!!!

Okay, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Bet it’ll be terribly hard work. The plan is I’ll be at my real world job from 8 am – 4 pm and then head to the classes!! HOW am I going to pull this off? What about cooking? What’ll my poor husband-who-doesn’t-let-me-go-to-my-mum’s-easy-enough DO for 3 months for food and entertainment?? Actually 6 months considering there’s a 3 month internship too!! I’ll kill him he tried to get naughty though. I will.

I’m really excited yet really worried about it too. I tire easily. And my excitement can go from way up to zilch in a split second. I’ve already got a nice lecture from R about how it’s not going to be easy and there’re going to be plenty of finicky Sindhi aunties who’ll want nothing less than my blood and I’ll have to nod and smile at. How there’s no point if I don’t have the dedication to go through with it and then continue doing it. No point in losing touch a few months/years down the line. How it’ll take time to become a stylist and I’ll have to leave my well paying job and get close to nothing and work under someone for quite some time. Yada yada yada. I know he’s right but he makes everything so dire. I mean SO WHAT if I can’t be bothered with gym-ing or dieting for more than 3 consecutive days. This is different. Right?

Oh, and I wonder how my mum will take all of this.

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Welcome to Everything

Dubai Mall opened yesterday. I have never been to a mall on opening day in my entire I-live-in-a-city-full-of-malls-and-more-malls life. When R told me we’d go after work I just rolled my eyes and said “Why would I want to go there?” I thought it was a really strange thing to do. I mean really, do I really have Nothing else to do? At ALL? Finally he convinced me saying that he wanted to see The Aquarium thing they built there so I relented coz well it did sound interesting. I would go eventually anyways and since he likes going to new openings I thought what the hell!

We got there about 5:30ish, straight from work and guess what? We couldn’t get a parking!! When R told me that it would be packed if we went later in the evening I had rolled my eyes. Clearly I know nothing. This can ONLY happen in Dubai – I’m sure of it. Considering the size of the place – being the largest mall in the world and everything – it still seemed pretty packed. People we sitting around in the coffee shops like they come there every single day. The food court was teeming with people. There was a particularly long and ridiculous rush at Taco Bell. I guess because it’s the first outlet in Dubai. Personally, I wouldn’t wait that long just to place my order. Seems like a lot many people would :/ There were a couple of more new first-time-in-Dubai outlets too that looked interesting (How can I give a review without talking about the fooood people!) We tried this place called Wrapid. Loved it. We had the chicken with noodles wrap. The manager there was something. Apart from being cute *sigh* he was unbelievably witty. Lucky woman, whoever has him! Anyyywwwhooooo…another thing that I found weird how so many people will invariably eat the same thing no matter where they go. Like KFC and McDonalds. Urgh. Am I the only person who finds this weird?? I really don’t understand why these places ALWAYS have a rush and why everyone is eating there :/

The Aquarium was great. For 50 bucks entry you get to go through the tunnel to see all the fish, sharks, sting rays, etc. and you can also go upstairs to the Discovery Centre and see the penguins, seals, otters and many more fish. It was quite cool. I particularly enjoyed it. We also checked out Waitrose Supermarket (again first time in Dubai) and I quite liked it. I’m sure you’re thinking – what’s to “like” in a supermarket? Loads! (Did I ever tell y’all that grocery shopping is one of my most favorite things to do?! Yes, I know I’m such an aunty :p) I thought the place was very aesthetic appealing along with being refreshing different. Basically it was just nice to go to a differently decorated supermarket. All the big chains here look the exact same. Sometimes I can’t even remember which branch I’m at!!! Another thing I like about the supermarket was that all their breads were fresh(!!) and extremely delicious (don’t you love tasters?) and the ready-to-eat-food section actually looked edible and appetizing! You can ask for a tasters for everything there too!
Something that amused me at the supermarket was how many people were already doing grocery shopping there!!! I mean it’s just opened!! Yes I bought some mini tarts (YUM!) and bread too but there were people who were doing PROPER grocery shopping there! Just like the coffee shop loungers and packed food court, I thought this was really weird. Really? Is it it just me???

The place is so gigantic, that even after being there was 3 hours or so (it didn’t seem that long!) we didn’t check out the ice rink or the waterfall (supposed to be cool) or the other places there.

I’ve never been to a mall on opening day and it felt really weird but it was fun albeit an amusing experience.

Welcome to Everything. Indeed an excellent tag line. Can’t wait to shop at Bloomingdales!

Oh…and MuBarack Obama supporters!

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Tempt Me Not

It’s SRK’s birthday today. So I though what better way to celebrate the birthday of the one man in Bollywood I love against all odds only because he made the teenager in me fall in love (hard) when I watched DDLJ than to give a honest review of his recent concert. I loved him instantly and continue to love him. I’m not one of those “true fans” who follow all the gossip, birthdays (I only know it’s his birthday coz I heard it on the radio), anniversaries, pets, children, you-get-the-idea. I just like him a whole lot and I can watch a movie merely coz he’s in it. Some of them were really terrible too :/ But I still lubber him.

So anyways, he was performing here last weekend. Maybe you heard about the tour? Temptations Reloaded 2008? Well anyways, I heard from many people that the last time the original Temptations show was awesome and most amazingly choreographed and the special effects were something, yada yada yada. So obviously I wanted to go this time. I didn’t go for too many concerts before I was married, coz I wasn’t allowed and that’s why I missed the previous Temptations show. This year I knew I had to go! SRK here I come!!!

One of R’s friends was supposed to get us free tickets so we hadn’t purchased them but then at the last minute he wasn’t able to get them. So obviously I wanted to buy them. There was no way I wasn’t going remember?!? Then I realized that we are a bit short of money this month and 500 bucks to go for the show was a bit steep considering we were trying to cut costs where ever we could so that we could manage the rent and vacation next month without too much trouble. But eventually R figured I was much too sad about not going (how I love SRK) and surprised me with tickets on the same day of the concert (which I really wasn’t expecting coz he calls SRK the “Buda” – Old Man). I was so excited!!!!

The gates opened at 3 and the concert was to start at 9. Yes a good 6 hours in between. I still don’t understand the logic behind that. So we got there about 5ish to make sure we manage to get acceptable seats at the least. The crowd was HUGE. We waited and waited and waited for 2 hours and finally after all that standing in the queue we were let inside. We finally managed to get seats and then again started a whole new wait. There were SO many kids!!! Kids below 10 entered free so obviously ever the Desi had brought all the kids they could manage to find. I think people even bought the neighbors kids. Grrrrr!

There were SO many South Indians there. In fact I seemed to be surrounded by them. Now I don’t have anything personal against them but most of them tend to annoy the CRAP out of me. I’m not racist or anything (hahaha). Really! I’m not. Okay maybe just a little bit. It’s nothing extreme though. I mean I’ve married a South Indian haven’t I!? I rest my case.

Anywhooooo right behind me was this family (South Indian of course) that had had 4 annoying amusing members; I-carry-my-coconut-fried-aloo-and-chappati-filled-tiffin-everywhere Mother, Hahahahaa-and-some-more-Hahahaha Daddy, Where-is-SRK?!-Where-is-HE? Son (He kept screaming this in his mother tongue btw), and last but definitely not the least there was I-am-a-brat-I-can-scream-and-hit-who-I-like 3 year old son.

Mostly, I’m good with kids. A few years back I would say “I love kids” but living with 8 nieces and nephews has changed my point of view considerably. But I can still tolerate them and laugh at their rubbish for quite a while. So I’m sitting there after waiting in line for ages and I’m surrounded by these specimen people. We’re sitting and sitting and these kids are screaming and the little one keeps hitting my head over and over again. The mum is eating her food and the father is laughing at what he thinks are amusing antics of his kids. Finally I get a bit weary of having my head slapped over and over and having moved as far ahead in my seat as I possibly could I very politely ask the mother to please hold her child and make him stop hitting me. I do this about 5 times and then I completely lose it when the kid elbows my head and I get into a tiff with the parents. I’m quite a ladaku maasi!!! Know what she the mother and father say then? “It’s so late and it’s past his bedtime and he’s sleepy…what do you want us to do?”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For a second I want to almost slap them both! You’ve come to a concert ferfucksake!!!!! What time did you think it’s going to get over!? 7!?!? It’s 9 now and it hasn’t even BEGUN!!! Why the hell did you bring him!!!!!!!!
I have nothing against the child really. I mean if his parents are daft it isn’t his fault. If you have little kids please doNOT take them to concerts, cinemas and other places where they will annoy the crap out of disturb others. Everyone loves kids okay, I do too. But WHY on earth should I hear your child brawl!!!! If you really want to go watch a movie or concert that bad you should make some sort of arrangement for your kids!!! Really. You should.

So anyways they finally hold him down and I have to settle with my chair being kicked repeatedly as a consolation. Not what I paid for – really. To top it off they concert was further delayed because of (hold your breath) a shortage of chairs. Can you believe that!? Eventually they had to announce that there weren’t enough seats to go around coz so many people had shown up with their kids and requested people to make their kids sit on their laps. As if!!!

Finally the concert begins at about 10:30 something and guess what – a lot of TRASH it was. It was horrendous. The stage was empty and dark between each dance number (which was nothing new and looked like a repeat of every other award show) and we had practically seen most of it coz they the “smaller” star cast was rehearsing on stage while we were waiting. Kareena Kapoor did the same dance routine that every Desi must have seen at least once coz she does it at every award show. Arjun Rampal was forgettable (despite coming on stage with a Rock On! number), Hard Kaur was on stage alone and she wasn’t singing or dancing – songs were playing and she was doing a voice over of her rap (not too well either!!) and when she did try to sing over the song she didn’t know the lyrics and messed up the whole thing. Ganesh Hegde was again forgettable, we saw them rehearsing so it was not a big deal…he even attempted to rap with Hard Kaur and messed up! Hahaha :/

Everyone (including me) cheered up when SRK made an entrance but it just went downhill again after a bit. Even he was able to captivate us only for so long. It was fun to watch SRK and scream for a while but the crowd was so stoopid that I couldn’t even enjoy that. Everyone wanted to SIT. Yes, you heard me. They wanted to SIT and watch the entire show from as way back that we were. MORONS. I didn’t care, I stood eventually coz I came to watch the show on the stage NOT on the screens!!!

SRK did some interactive pieces calling some people from the crowd. One would have been enough but he did this three times in a row and it just felt stupid. Then they started their song and dance routine again. Hard Kaur (as much as I like her) couldn’t hold the crowd together, the hostess was STOOOPID (some VJ or the other). No one cared (not even the ladies) care when Arjun Rampal went topless. That’s how sad it was.

We just left before the show got over. And we weren’t the only ones. A considerable amount of people had already left and there were even more leaving with us. I couldn’t care to wait there any longer coz it was evident nothing spectacular was going to happen. It was really disappointing, especially after that long long tiring wait. I guess after a while, it doesn’t matter to *stars* because it sells no matter what. The entire concert was an advertising campaign for the new property that SRK is launching and for the sponsors. That’s all it was. One big advertisement. That we paid to watch.

I’m never going for an SRK concert again. I will continue to be crazy about him and watch his movies. But concerts – I’ll pass that, thank you.

Christina Aguilera was performing the same night, should have gone for that.

*Hmmmm…this is a long post isn’t it? Rants are so much FUN!*

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Blagging* Again :)

Earlier this month, my husband (I still find it really weird when I call him this :/) went to Delhi for three days for his friend’s wedding. I couldn’t go coz it was either we went to Delhi now or to Phuket in November. I picked Phuket as you can gather coz I’ve already been to India twice this year (which is SO strange coz I’m used to going like once in 2-3 years) and I couldn’t stand the thought of going again!!! Besides why would I pick a 3 days rushed vacation over 10 blissful days in Phuket? So the point is, he went and I didn’t.

I had decided I didn’t want to stay with my parents or have them over. I just wanted to be on my own. R didn’t have an issue with that so it was all good. But a day before he leaves my dad calls him and gives him this big fat lecture about how it wasn’t good for him to leave me alone at home all alone coz I was a girl (!!!!!!!!!) and quoting Islam and who knows what not! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT! My parents are so weird sometimes. So now it was about R’s image with my family but I also really wanted to be alone so we ended up telling them (lying!) that I was going to sleep over at R’s brother’s place for those 3 night. Don’t worry he’s a married man with kids so that was “approved”. It was so embarrassing telling his brother than incase my parents call (yaahhhh I wouldn’t put it past them!) he would give the same story. But I was determined to be alone that I went ahead with it. I was strangely excited about it. It was going to be like having my own place and doing my own Thaaaaang 😉 I’ve always wondered what it would be like so I wasn’t about to give in easily 🙂

And it was absolutely worth it all. I did miss R and everything but all that space and doing things I wanted to do, when I wanted to do them was AMAZING. I made the MOST of those 3 days. I went to an overnight party the first night (it was a friend’s birthday actually and I dint have any fun at ALL but it was an experience I won’t forget) and I finally met up with my friends (just the 2 of the grand total of 3 (lol…sad but true) that really matter) by myself – it’s besides the point that we were shopping for R (Anniversary coming up! Must blog about that too!)– the point is that I met them and we just talked and talked after ages. There wasn’t any restriction about time or anything. It was seriously fun. What with getting to work early and home late and sleeping in that big bed with a wild kitten I wasn’t getting much sleep. OOoooooOOOohhhh MMmmMmmYYYYYYGOD I just realized I didn’t tell you guys!!!! I got a kitten!!!! About like 3 months back!! Dammn I need to blog about her too!!! (Maybe I should make a “To Blog About” list :/)

Anyways so I was scheduled to meet TFL (after WAY too long) on day 3. I was really looking forward to it. Thing is (and I can’t remember if I told you this TFL) that R has an issue about me meeting TFL. It’s nothing personal mind you coz he’s never really met her aside from the wedding which doesn’t really count anyway. It just irks him that I know her from the blog and that she knows more about me/him/us than he does. I’ve tried to convince him that I don’t blog about personal stuff (hahaha) but he’s too smart for that one. It’s not just TFL; he’d have an issue with all of you. So that’s why I made sure to meet her while he was away. It was SUPERRR. We went for dinner (which was at my most favorrrrrite restaurant ever – I go atleast twice a month!) and then we came home and talked till 1 in the morning. It was just great.

Seriously I know that my friends and family from the “real” world don’t get it but there’s something that I share with all of you that just can’t add up with anyone else. I’ve met TFL just once before properly at the mall and it just feels like I know her forever. When we were talking that night, nothing was a miss. We just talked and talked and talked. And we GOT each other. No pretences. No uneasiness. No empty silences. It was great. *big hug TFL*

Oh I almost forgot, before we went for dinner, we had to pass by my office coz I hadn’t scanned out officially. On the way to my office, the road was BLOCKED by a TENT. Yes a Tent. Apparently there was a shaadi happening and they just decided to erect a tent in the middle of the ROAD. I can’t get over that. I couldn’t take a picture of it just then but I did the next morning (Yes TFL I DID! Lol) It’s on my phone but I’ll try uploading it later…! I can’t seem to digest it yet.

So anywho, coming back, I’ve decided I want to KNOW all of you. Whoever I can. Whenever I can.

P.S.: I realized talking to her that night, that most of my blogger friends are Paki. I just seem to get them better. Love you guys. xoxoxo

P.P.S.: WordPress needs to get with FB. I want to tag TFL!

* If you didn’t get this you are behind times!! Get with it. Don’t fret too much though, I’m behind times too, I got that thanks to Specs 😀

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