Monday, January 31, 2005

could it be?

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! [click on title, i say]

ps: readers must be amused by high standard of the usage of english as a first language.
simbly must.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

going cold turkey

or at least, going to a cold turkey..
thats the plan anyway.
me hubby and i leave for a special eid-trip to turkey, 4 nights, 5 days of prettiness and culture..
love everything about the region, and it's winter to boot, so should be more smashing..

will tell you all, will splash pics across net, will leave nothing to any imagination.. in short, will be walking-talking infomercial-brochure about the bosphorus and its neighborhood...
watch this space.

or in the meanwhile, watch this one:

Thursday, January 13, 2005


got my new phone today.

motorola E 398... have stayed loyal to a brand. does that not say wonderful things about the kind of dependable person i am? wah wah.
have a look see.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

the estrangement

parents left,
usman and wafa are gone.
saba is crushed.

Friday, January 07, 2005

about a desert

went sand-duning yesterday...
was a gorgeous.

we were up and about and ready in our jeans-pents and chappals by 12 noon... arranged sandwiches, pepsis, seven-ups, diet sodas and lassis, picked up 2 family buckets at the kfc drive thru and left for hatta...

let me mention the crux of this whole sudden dune-bashing spreeeee-wheee! it is known as a frind of khawar-khurram's called mr samee muazzim..
he be's a millionaire types.. he owns 3 of his own dune buggies.. he's a pro with them and he knows the desert well. hence, we milked his human kindness and bonhomie for all it was worth.

he was here in a huge gleaming black Hummer, with a 3x trolley for his buggies. we were pleased as punch to be in the same neighborhood as them gorgeous machines.. imagine the glee when we got to sit in the hummer... yeah!!! [ plus, ayaan the sweetest was alongside this writer].

we reached the base camp A on schedule.. deflated tyres for all 4-wheel drives: 2 toyota landcruisers, one merc G55 ... left the Hummer at Point A, and samee, khumu, and khawu took over the buggies...
vrrroooooooooooooomm... i shall not attempt to describe the wondrousnesses of the buggies as they were revved up.. very goose-pimples.

up and over the dunes in the jeeps.. 3 musketeers doing stunts on buggies.. finally reached a beautiful dune-top.. decided to set shop there. and we did..
it was the brilliants..
got quick-fire lessons on dune-buggy riding..
all of us had a go.. what a funs!!! what a many funs!!
will put up pics soonest..
have to run now..
like really
maybe later..

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

eating too bloody much

and the consequences are appallingly apparent...

read as, expanding waistline and strange sitch-way-shuns in the gastric region.. urp..
thats what comes of being newly wed, and having a huge social circle to go around in, air kissing all the while..

every night its the same deal.. huge spread of salads, meats, more meats and erm.. meats.
then a special selection of dessert do's...
very hard for a foodie like me to say no to.. but after a week of the high life, it really got to be too much.

today was a special on my list of 'top ten cringe days'... it was my aunt's KITTY PARTY meet. and all the ladies and girls of every house in the 'circle' had to go.. it was everything i had dreaded growing up... my cup runneth over with the opulence and nonsense i was privy to..
air-kissing and grinning stupidly i have gradually grown accustomed to. it was the same ol' same ol' growing up, so i was sort of resigned to this fad years ago..
but then it was all the cream of indo-paki society in dubai - the 'aunties', the wives and daughters and duaghters-in-law of the elite here.. the inanities that have passed these mine ears this morning are a bit much to record here. no wait, why not??...

'oooooohhh.. what a lovely kurta, is it by blah-blah-blah designer?'..'....' aiiiiiii, when did u change ur hair?'...
' screeeeech! is that a bvlgari???'...
and on and on ad nauseum..

pathetic and then downhill therefrom.

i was given many pretentious presents to welcome me to the club ..*shudder*... from various ladies whose names i don't really care to remember. also got a lot of accented 'how are you's?' and 'lovely to meet you's' from the younger girls at the do, who were all the while giving me the once-over through their very bizarre pret costumes and million dollar sunglasses..

did i mention this was a late-ish brunch, coupled with a cocktail lounge, all arranged very lah-dee-dah, outdoors, at one of the aunty's villas here? hmm.

in a word, it was a do where i was constantly cringing inwardly at the thought of what the hell i was doing.. constant craving to get back home and wipe the polite grin off my mug.
infuriating as hell.

also, when my aunt asked me if i had had fun, i tolds her no straight away and she was pretty curious as to why.. couldn't very well tell her that this was the sort of thing i hated being part of.. "i mean, don't take this personally, pupho, but..."!!! hehehehe.

so anyway.. that was the morning-afternoon..
then had a great time at home with old family friends.. sana from way back, natasha, mai, wafa and little munster, ayaan the gorgeousest and me- we hit mcdonalds for lifesaving snacks,then hit the beach for a stroll, and had a grand time of it all..

watched oceans twelve later at night and did it suck.

dont watch it. unless ur getting free tickets and havent sen brad pitt in a while.

g'night. tis very lates.

Monday, January 03, 2005

happy newer?

or something..

seems a tad ridiculous to be celebrating anything at all, with the immense incomprehensibility of this past week or ten days..

moving on from there, kindly take out all the unbelievable extra stuff we inevitably accumulate at home, in our wardrobes and generally, around the house. pack them in cartons or boxes and send away send away send away where they're needed. please.

if you've forgotten why you should, switch on to any news channel.
also, if you've forgotten why, you're not really worth anything at all, but send aways anyway.