You have got Cancer…

As a kid if somebody asked me what kind of a person I was, I would say an adventurous one! and I thought my life was pretty adventurous , until recently… life said to me, “Child, you haven’t been adventurous enough. Here, take cancer and be more adventurous”.

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I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Tbh, I took the news quite casually as opposed to my family being overly emotional . I don’t know why it was so casual for me, may be I expected it to happen since my Aunt and uncle had it and I thought in my subconscious mind that I am going to get it . Yeah so life has definitely become more adventurous now 😀

Just got my bilateral mastectomy done as soon as I got the news and now in the recovery phase. Cannot explain to everyone how important it is to get yourself checked for any and everything regularly. Alhumdullilah , I caught the cancer at stage 1 but still have to go through a number of preventive treatments including chemotherapy and I am already shitting my pants 😀

It is so very important to stay positive through this whole ordeal . Could be for your family,  friends, kids, parents but look for something that you would want to stay positive for. And you have to be selfish , it is ok to be selfish through this time. Take your time to heal . I am being very positive and have already agreed with Allah that all my sins are now cleansed  😀 and I am going straight to Jannat.  hahahaha.

 

 

 

That Designer hotel …

How relaxing is this?
Find out where the restrooms are?
Clean sheets, designer carpet and a nice street view. What more can you ask for?

Olaa

My stay in Madrid, Spain was an absolute treat for the mind and soul. A clean, quiet designer hotel to come back to every evening!! This is 7 Islas hotel in Gran via Madrid. Designed by Kikekeller.

Become Ahmazing…

What makes you buy something?

I learnt something really important today, so I would like to share it with you. This might be included in some marketing or sales courses but I wonder if a common person knows about it.

Do you know what are the influencing factors while buying something? They are MAN! yes you read it right but here is what it stands for:

M = Money : The foremost influencing factor is money. This means that you have the ability to buy the product or service.

A = Authority : This is a rather broader term. Which mean either you have the authority to buy it or somebody else with you has the authority; it could be your husband, your wife or somebody else. I would like to think that even our surroundings influence us with this authority. For example, if I do not have the need to buy something but I see a trend emerging and everyone following it, I tend to buy it. In this case my surrounding has influenced my buy.

N = Need : Lastly, we should have the need to buy something. That is the most important thing to have in order to develop the desire to buy .

That’s about it. I think there are more updated versions of MAN out there but I just felt like sharing what I just learnt.

Till next time…

Go Wild this Winter 2017

Rather be roaring than boring with this Wild trend trending this winter!

Amidst the overwhelming trends of ruffles, frills, checks, bows, reds and pinks lets not forget the one trend which is here to stay for another 20 years. “The Animal Print”

Leopard print is the most favorite of all time. Its a star print, not ready to change its spot. It is fun, always on the wild side, versatile and the newest neutral.

Stylish by day, Glamorous by night.

Shop this look:

 

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Fun metallic animal skater dress- $34
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Bomber jacket – $73
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Embellished layered top $58
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Frill top – $30
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Split side overlay maxi dress – $102

Say no to shopping

I know what I am trying to convey is hard to accomplish but hear me out before you hit the back button.

So I went to a warehouse sale today. It had most of the stuff that any girl wants to buy on her shopping spree. Stuff including clothes, shoes, jewellery, cosmetics , household stuff, decor candles etc etc. And we all know warehouse sales are the cheapest ones. But we forget that it is the stuff which failed to impress the customer and hence is now sitting in the clearance sale. 

So I started filling my cart, the black heels, the soap dispenser, the pretty notebook, the cool nail polish color because where will you get a 5 aed nail polish from? It was humid and hot but people were keen on filling their carts. 

As I stood in the line at the counter, I saw what people had picked. I stood there and just observed and noticed. My cart was the smallest of all and while feeling bad for myself that why didnt I pick more stuff, I started to think if I need more stuff to fill my cart. Looked inside my cart and it hit me.

Do I really need THIS stuff ? 

NO

The answer was no. I didnt actually really need that stuff. Started thinking of all the stuff I have at home, clothes sitting inside the cupboard that dont even see the day light because they are stuffed with more clothes. And so I left my cart right there and walked out empty handed. People turned and looked why I couldnt find a single item from this warehouse sale, but I felt accomplished.

I felt I had overcome a devil inside me that urges me to shop. People might have thought I am a fool for not availing this awesome opportunity of shopping but then do I care what people think of me? I came out empty handed yet strong!

Because thats the truth!! 

Being a married working woman…

I remember my very first job interview, I didn’t even have my Grad degree in my hands yet and I was called for an interview. This was 7 years ago and I can’t remember how and at what point did I apply for that job. I was 3 years into my marriage at that time, studying, living in a hostel while being married to a guy who lived in a city far away!

Coming back to the interview,  which was in another city to that of my university but close by, the firm’s big name itself was a big thing for me. So after answering some technical questions pertaining to my field of study, the Production manager gave a go ahead to the HR manager to hire me. At this point I told the Manager that I am from another city and I will have to shift to this city, so should I go ahead with the shifting process. He  gave me a green signal. As I came to the HR area where the manager took my personal details, he came to know that I am married.  So I saw the mood shift. I was then made aware that they do not hire fresher who are married. But since the manager has given a go ahead , we will look into your case.

The sense of accomplishment and pride was intense as I was among the few who landed a job without even getting a degree in their hands. And then I was so naive that I didn’t even bother to wait for the offer letter and made my husband to move because …. well I was stupid. And then came the bomb. The HR manager stopped replying to me, stopped receiving my calls. When we had all moved and shifted to this new city, it turned out I didn’t even have a job. why? Because I was married. For some people this is a distraction, for them it is the indication that the person will not be able to give his 100%.

Why? why should it be a weakness?

For me its my strength . It is about feeling stable, responsible and more content in your personal life. Which I am sure the single ladies can also feel the same way but being married shouldn’t be seen as your weakness. Yes I am inflexible about staying late in office because I have a family to attend to, but staying late doesn’t mean you are doing extra work. It just shows you are unable to work efficiently to finish your stuff within  the work hours.

Have you ever come across such situation where you had to regret being married? ha ha No I didn’t mean to say that what I wanted to ask was has there been a situation where a job was declined to you because you were married?

Winter ’17 Wardrobe Essentials – woven tops

Hey so let’s see some of the wardrobe essentials this coming Winter ’17. These are specific for the woven tops though .

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some important trims to look out for
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Few details on the garments that will be trending this winter.

Some Embroidery updates.

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Essential updates to the blouses and shirts, flounces, frills , ties & bows.

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And last but not the least how can we forget plaids!!! yes a winter without plaids is no winter!

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SS18- What’s on?

Hey so I thought to share some of the latest trends for SS18 here . Shall we?

1: Shoulder Focus

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2: Sleeve Focus

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Have seen almost all brands promoting focus on the sleeve in the form of ties, puffs, exaggerated sleeves, volume sleeves, frills etc.

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3:Classic shirt + the white shirt

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4: the Feminine blouse+ Lace

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Too soon to move?

Hi ya all,

It’s Summer time in Dubai and it is so damn hot outside. We don’t go out anywhere, it almost feels impossible to breathe, so high humidity and high temperatures. I swear a saw a video of people making an egg fry on the road with at least 48 degrees outside.

Any who, so its only been hardly 6 months in our new apartment, and we are already thinking of the areas we would like to move to next year. I mean seriously!!! why? this current apartment , trust me is very good in every way ( ok the kitchen is too small, but still! ) . Our building is almost out of the city, very secluded place with only a few official building and the best thing is a metro station near by and the direct access to Sheikh Zayed road.  Then the inside of the apartment is like a dream come true with a huge terrace roof , stairs and 2 rooms . I mean its like a pent house. So me and hubby ( I recently got married as well, didn’t I tell ya? my bad) we both are earning like a common middle class people but you look at our apartment it makes us feel like millionaires!!

So having a millionaire feel apartment and salary like peanuts , we have exhausted ourselves in just 6 months and now we are ready to move. There are so many things to consider though before we move. The new one close enough to the office? the area of the apartment, the balcony? the kitchen size, number of cabinets , bathroom size. etc etc and the list goes on! and then you have to book what you see immediately because only God knows why these people in Dubai can’t hold the property for even a month for somebody!

Are you thinking of  moving to Dubai . You must consider this.

Have you been through this already ? share your thoughts .

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