A Full Day 9AM-5PM ! Eid Mubarak ^_^

October 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm (academic, General, Lifestyle, Personal)

Eid Mubarak for all Muslims who are celebrating these holy amazing days and the end of Ramadan. How did I approach Eid’s news?? Well, I didn’t take the news very well, I love Ramadan and enjoy Fasting, so I wasn’t happy that Ramadan was for 29 days only. ( I asked my Mom, to pray that Eid will be on Saturday)>_<.. It didn’t work apparently (&_&)

Another reason for the disappointment is that I had a full day on Friday, Yeah , a Full day on my Eid … (Ahhhhh!!!). 3 hours of lectures, then an hour meeting with my group (discussing dental cases==> Boring) followed by 3 hours of observing anxious patients being treated under sedation. What an Eid, *_*

…… Eid Mubarak…. and Ensha-Allah all of you are having a great time with your loved ones ^_^

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Ramadan & Manchester

September 17, 2007 at 8:32 pm (Kuwait, Manchester, Personal, Travel)

I can’t believe how I had changed since Ramadn started. Although it’s been 5 days, my attitude and behaviour have dramaticly changed, for the Better! Drawn into Ramdan’s rituals, closer to Allah through his book & Prayers and praying Taraweeh in the mosque, It’s so magicl, Subhan Allah… Someone mentioned that we should be selfish with our relationship with our God in this month, a month devoted to him, him and only him.

I’m in Manchesterat the moment, hence the busy days that I had previously, and I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy the cold rainy weather… Actaully,I miss the religious atmosphere, The Ramadani Atmosphere,  in Kuwait. Unless you are in my position, you can’t understand my feelings.

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In Kuwait’s Airport’s and while I was waiting for my plane in one of the gates, a women is screaming and crying loudly. She looked phillipino and what cemented my assumption is her loud cries ..’Where’s my money??’ she said. Standing next to her, a Kuwaiti man raised his hand and shouted ‘Shut Up’, She continued begging for her money.. He said ‘Tomorrow’, She cried more and started cursing and shouting in her language.. The gate opend , so I proceeded to my plane and before I leave, I saw the Kuwaiti man leaving embarresed-I wish- (How did he manage to enter the Gate’s room without a boarding ticket)!! and another man giving that maid ‘I assume’ 1 Kuwati Dinar. It was a sad scene, where this woman’s rights seemed not existed ?

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Al-Etihad airways served Ham Hotdogs, prepared according to the islamic law…in their breakfast, (Shock–Shock)…

 

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Enjoy Fasting .. I’m off to my Taraweeh now …

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Pure Rudeness

September 10, 2007 at 7:42 pm (Kuwait, Personal)

I’ve been very busy lately. Well.. Ramadan is 2-3 days away which means alot for me and my family. My last encounter with Ramadan in Kuwait was 5 years ago so it nice to spend this spiritual and qaulity time with my loved ones in this amazing Kuwait. ^_^

Anyway, my Aunt’s father-in-law died few weeks ago (Before Thailand), and Masha-allah, most Kuwaiti families nowadays schedule religious/spiritual sessions-lectures in a weekly basis so as to aid the mourning and provide closure. This family is no exception, and so I went yesterday to one of their sessions. The lady who came to lecture us .. Mrs Kholoud Al-Sa’eed, did an amazing job and she prepared the perfect topic; ‘How to enjoy Ramadan ?’, Her presentation skills were very good and she made a nice warmly atmosphere whome we all enjoyed, Masha-allah ..  and I did learn alot from this 1 hour.

Towards the end, 15 minutes before Mrs. Kholoud Finished her session, a woman, Obviously very late -Talking about 40-50 minutes late- entered the room. I will try to picture the scene, women were sitting on chairs & Sofas.. When a woman enter the room, one of the family’s daughters/girls would be asked to stand up to give her chair to the late arrival, the scene was repeated few times until all the girls were on the floor and no chair was left. Additionlly, the session is already finished , so who would come unless she/they wanted to participate in eating later that evening!! (Why don’t they stay at their home ?)

Back to that late woman … what happened? One woman, Shouted at me like I’m a school-girl and ordered me to give my seat up. I was shocked, I’m your visitor and you order me like a child of yours. I know that I don’t like 23 years old because of my short height (150cm) , but still, that’s not a respectful way of treating a visitor who came to show his/her support for your family,for God sake!! Would anybody do that for their visitors? There were girls younger than me in the hall but they were wearing Abaya, so No… she can’t order them around because they are women but she knew how to  shout at me in front of everybody. Ironicly, she wasn’t even the host , and the woman who took my chair was barley 10 years older than me…

I’m not agaisnt the priniciple, I do gave up my seat for old people in the bus, waiting seating areas and so on, but when you have a healthy young lady, rude enough to be late -very late- and didn’t even bring any food with her, who has to be seated immediatly, no matter what, is so disgusting!!! What’s the problem if she stood up and listened, will that kill her?

I’m annoyed at the way I was treated, just because I’m short…that doesn’t give you the right to order me around like I’m your kid or something. That’s really heartful.. I’m proud of the way I look, I’m happy, I know that I don’t look my age which is a benefit when it comes to my aging process… Thank you God.. I will age gracefully ensha-allah… Why do people judge you by the way you look?

I don’t have this problem in the UK, no body will treat me differently if they know I’m 16 or 50… but in Kuwait, it’s a different situation.

What did I do; Nothing … Just a beautiful simle with a sympathetic look towards this woman!

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Maternity Hospital …

September 7, 2007 at 8:03 pm (Kuwait, Personal)

 

My poor little cousion who is 14 years old, collapsed as she suffered severe blood loss 2 weeks ago. I visited her yesterday in the Maternity Hospital where she is being treated at the moment. She was given 2 units of blood, but until now. The doctors can’t figure the reason behind her blood loss and the associated Anemia that she developed. For 2 weeks, the bleeding didn’t stop and the poor girl is in pain most of the time. The doctors don’t know how to stop the pain and the blood loss. The treatment so far was changing her diet!!!!

What scared me, is that they gave her contraceptive pills so as to stop the bleeding!! No offence, but Contraceptive pills for a 14 years old girl!!! They are suspecting menorrhagia; heavy menstrual bleeding. It is caused by hormone imblance in adolescence, but the poor thing, contreceptive pills is a drastice step .. It breaks my heart to see her like this.

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Yesterday, We set off at 4.28 PM so that we can visit her at the hospital. When did we arrive? 1 hour and 3 minutes later …  Busy Streets and the schools haven’t started yet..

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Thailand: Central World…2

September 6, 2007 at 10:12 pm (Personal, Photohraphy, Travel)

Central World is a big shopping complex that is larger than ‘The Avenues’. The managing company knows how to use the mall space to showcase galleries,exhibition and sometimes concerts and dance shows; A simple idea that our friends here in Kuwait might not be able to imitate.

The World’s Tallest Chocolate Tower : Yummy

 

Three Naked Men: Best angle without my little cousins. It’s built from Ceramics and it is located in fornt of ‘The Pizza Comany’. The kids loved,pictures taken of them with the men. Elementry school girls were super excited and they didn’t stopped taking pictures with their phone.

 

The Kermiln in Russia. One of the highlights of the mall is the new wonders of the world and the nominees of the competition. In every corner you see landmarks of different countries which is a very good idea to occupy the vast space.

 

Another famous landmark: The Eiffel Tower.

 

The Cute Doll as a mascot of the japanese resturant: Sakura…

 

Additional Landmark: The Great Wall of China, Had to be there but It was such a hard search to find it. We are talking about Seven Floors !!!!

 

Two Striking elevators that caught my eyes… Sponsered by Sony Ericsson?!?!

 

After a long day, who would refuse a coffee from the ‘Black Canyon Coffee’ .. Nothing special but in some branches, they serve soups and pasta, like a proper diner. Don’t miss the Seafood Tom Yum soup with  noodels ==> So yummy with the mazing ginger flavour …hmmm

 

Next: The Asian Senses.. A gorgeous showcase of thai culture and tradition.. Found in Central World.. Fifth Floor…

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Thailand: Hectic Street Life…(1)

September 5, 2007 at 7:52 pm (Personal, Photohraphy, Travel)

 

Thailand… The Land of elephants… Siam as it was known so many decads ago. I was interested when my uncle mentioned Thai-Land. I like visiting new places and I make sure that I aknowledge any country’s culture and tradition when I visit new places. Thailand was no exception. I tried my best but Bangkok did not allow me. Well, my family, whome I travelled with, were not excited about my recommendations.. They preferred shopping which wasn’t my reason to visit Thailand.

Even if they complied with my suggestions, There was something missing. Thailand wasn’t that magical beautiful Country that I thought I will be enchanted by. I think Bangkok is to be blamed. It is busier than London (Which I hate and can’t stand) so you can imagine my rolling eyes when my plane landed.^_^

Street Shopping stalls that sells various items; Cloths (Men,women & Children’s), Kitchen accessories, Jwellery, bags, shoes, watches, sunglasses, Home accessories, plants and so many other things are everywhere. You can’t find street stalls whithout noticing the food stalls where food ‘Chicken,beef, fish and pork’ is grilled. Insects are popular among tourists. The pavements are crowded as a result, if you want to reach Point A to B, you ought to walk on the street itself which is dangerous and I’m not descriping passing through a street to the other side. It’s a whole another story. ^_^

It is very polluted In Bangkok which is a shame. Diesel is heavily used and Colourful taxies are evrywhere and all the streets are in a ‘Rush-Hour’ state 24/7. Pavements are smelly; Food stalls re-use the oils they used in cooking constatntly thoughout the day, then they spilled on the pavements after midnight.. Disgusting, I have to inspects my trousers after a day-out in Bangkok streets in a daily basis.

Stray Dogs are everywhere and surprisingly they are quiet in spite of their obvious hunger.. Very sad. Women with infants on their laps begging for money are found on every street and bridge; One scene that I can’t stand and I had to see daily through out my vacation. Old blind men playing music and mutilated men begging for money. These pictures will be engraved in my memory. >_<

The Weather: Dry, Humid + very hot.. It rained the last few days before our departure which helped shifting our mood.

Temples are decorated with flowers and elephants statues in streets. People worship in silence while sandlewood sticks are burnt.

So many pictures and less writing about places that I visited and exhibitions I came across is next to come … ^_^

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Back !!

September 4, 2007 at 8:33 am (Personal)

After 15 days (Approx.),,, I’m in Kuwait…

So many things happened and few places were visited. The weaher didn’t help lighten my mood >_<.

My next posts will be -Thailand orientated- with so many pictures.

I arrived 3.am today so I’m a bit jet-lagged …

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.. On a Vacation… to Siam

August 15, 2007 at 11:41 pm (Personal, Travel)

.. On a Vacation to ThiaLand … for 2 weeks Aprroximately….

… Till the 1st of Sept  …

….I’m leaving the house in 30 minutes.. Leaving Kuwait in 2 hours and a half …

… I’ll try to post if I was able to … The problem is not the Internet… It is … sharing My Brother’s Labtop with him (I didn’t want to take my Labtop, so Wish me luck)

… Further posts (If i was able to post..), will be about the jounery…. with loads and loads of pictures…

… Take care and enjoy your time here in Kuwait …

…^_^

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Jarir Bookstore (Dentistry vs Pleasure)

August 15, 2007 at 7:31 pm (academic, Kuwait, Personal, Shopping, Travel)

I went yesterday to Jarir Bookstore to look and buy new novels/books because I’m leaving tomorrow morning to ……. Thailand .. Yes, I’m going for 2 weeks approximately .. My lovely uncle invited me, mother & my little brother to go with him and his family .. 15 people are going so enshall-allal it will be fun !!!.. My Daddy (>_<) won’t come because of his work commitments!!!  Next time Ensha-Allah ..

Anyway .. Back to Jarir.. As I was looking for this and picking that… My dental instincts guided me to the dental books’ section… My immediate reaction: Call my dad (Who was looking at some PC accessories) .. Showed him my discovery ….Drop all the novels I picked, and Pick 3 Dental books … Oh .. The Geek ego won over the normal Hessah >_<

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P.S.: I will try to find an internet access so I keep you updated with my Journey ..If Not, I will be back on the 1st of Sept,07 ….

Have a nice time , till then …. ^_^

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Tag-Tag(1)

August 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm (Personal, Tag)

I haven’t been taged until now, Thanks Rie ^_^

The system:

In the 8 facts about [name], you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. At the end, you tag 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first.
• Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
• At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
• Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog…

Facts about Hessa (Me^_^):

  1. I’m my dady’s girl. He has one only and he knows how to make her the happiest girl in the world.
  2. I can’t swim.
  3. I’m 150 cm (I know, so Petite), So don’t expect to see me without my heels.
  4. I’m Called ‘Anime’ by my freinds because I’m an Anime (Japanese Cartoons) Freak.
  5. I’m a huge fan of Yanni, Jay Chou, Enya, and any Singer/Band from the Far East.
  6. I don’t like going out, I’m a home person. I could stay in my home for a week without going out (if I have enough supplies^_^).
  7. I don’t like tomatoes and onions.
  8. I enjoy Photography.

WoW.. It took more than I thought. I don’t know many bloggers so I would say… your Tagged instantly when you comment …

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