Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paper Quilling Workshop in Abu Dhabi

السّلام عليكم 
& Peace be upon you 

This was the last workshop of last year 
it was so much fun 
and thanks to AD Ladies for the fun time we all had 

Enjoy viewing the video :) 

Love
Amna

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello? This one's too personal :)

السّلام عليكم 
& Peace be upon you 

warning: 
this is a very long post .. for fun ya know ?!!!

OK .. now .. 
New year? 
But of course ... 


well .. I'm not the "YAY new year celebrations" sort of person ..
but thought I'd share with you all a glimpse of some personal moments .. 

interesting eh ? 
and yeah .. with personal pictures too .. 
even better huh !!!


Ok let's be done with this :) 
It started messy .. because I was sick until after April 2011

Travelled to India for medication in March but I actually wanted to meet my cousins again 

I Love them so much :) 
that shows you how much they're dear to me .. because I don't use that word with anyone :) 


Left pic
Descending from the roof to my uncle's house .. Mr.T

Above .. left to right 
My cousin Sana, Me, sis in law Saba (the wife of cousin Sameer, Sana's elder bro), and my sister Amal 
S's play a major part in my life it seems :) I should change my name and let it have an S somewhere 
or whatever .. 

Below .. a beautiful drawing by my young cousin Ahmed the sweetest boy that ever lived :)

that gigantic piece of ice cream? 
amazing .. many flavors .. with fruits at the bottom .. fresh .. great place .. we were the only noisy ones by the way .. eh .. it was fun .. 
that was my cousin Sameer's and his wife's treat for us all .. we all went to this fantabulous place 
and yeah of course there were many crazy pics of us fighting over the wafer and the cherry .. muwahahahaha .. I'm keeping those to myself ?!! ahm 




ok next pic .. 


Top pic left .. my cousin the prince Arsalan in green .. he's the quiet type .. "always"
next to him in white .. my other cousin Asif .. this young man holds  a large piece of my heart
and it's for him to keep .. forever .. he will always be our adorable baby cousin no matter what

Top right .. well me of course ? that sweet lil boy is my young cousin Furqan .. FurFur as my sisters call him .. he used to get annoyed being called FurFur .. but now we are all in love .. and when we're in love it doesn't matter what others call you right FurFur? lol 
he's a well behaved kid .. at least with me lol .. that pic was taken when he came back from prayers :) 

Bottom pic .. my great uncle Jaffar .. he came to visit after we went back to UAE .. and he met us there 
he is now in a very critical condition .. pic was taken 15th April
after taking that pic .. he cried afterwards .. saying it might be the last time he'd ever see us .. 
I'm glad I wasn't too fussy while taking the picture .. normally I am .. but I knew it meant a lot for him 
our prayers go for him .. he's currently in USA .. 




Next pic :)


Nov 22nd the first paper quilling exhibition in the region ever 
my pride and joy 
unfortunately .. someone did their best to ruin it for me .. 
but then .. what's being the eldest head of the family for but to put up with the nonsense of the kids in the family .. ?  :) 
I am glad however, I did my best .. my very best .. and I know it could not have been better :) 
الحمدلله 

the right bottom pic .. thats my world record attempt due Jan 2012 .. wish me luck :) 




Next pic
 Top left .. my winning quilled piece .. won the first place in USA 
Top right .. Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi & my mommy :) 
at ADTV before an episode of which I was one of it's guests 
I expressed a wish to take pictures so he went on his knees next to my mom and he said .. lets take good pictures with mom then .. a very very nice person .. worthy of his situation in life :) 
Below .. oh no wait .. YAY that's the crown prince of UAQ 
( yeah I'm teasing all those young teenagers ) .. and well yeah next to him .. thats me 
one of my rare good pics I think .. thanks Fatma Al Nooman :) 



Finally .. 


I don't think I ever smiled or was that much happy .. as much as I was during the opening of the exhibition .. I was in fact sending smiles all over the place .. I just couldn't help myself from doing so 
oh .. the reason I posted those pics .. 
you see my finger with that pink bandage ? 
ooooooookay 
early in the morning before the crown prince arrived .. I was shot by an evil eye and my finger broke right down my flesh half way thru my nail .. was looking around for a bandage .. didn't have time to care for anything else .. so my niece's nanny handed me one and .. 
well .. and .. I didn't realize it was pink and had one of those disney princesses on it till after the ceremony .. I was waving my hand here and there and the crown prince was beaming .. I should've known there was something * cries bitterly * my reputation .. I mean pink with cartoon princess?
and ME ? why why WHY ME ?!!!!   * cries again * 
oh well .. at least it was matching my gown .. OKAY ?! 


Baba Zayed .. my office .. 40th National day .. I wished I was in a better place where this day could have been celebrated to the max .. it was dull .. and I miss you so much .. 

2011 .. you're now being wiped out .. you deserve it 
2012 .. you better be good .. because I won't let it be until I get all I want this time :) 
I'm no longer the goody two shoes 
I'm fierce .. determined .. and selfish for a change .. because I'm worth it .. 
2012 .. Here I come :) 


Love 
Amna