Saturday, January 26, 2013

So, there.

I'm tired of being told what I should and should not look like, how I should and should not behave, what I should speak, what I should and shouldn't do.

I am proud of who I am, where I've been, and where I'm going. If you don't appreciate that, that's your problem, not mine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Today: Sports Day!
This weekend: Pakistan for Baji's wedding
Next weekend: Abu Dhabi
Next next weekend: KATIE DALE!
Next next next weekend: Sri Lanka!
Next next next next weekend: Thailand!


Peace, love, & YOLO (haha)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Reason # 98324982734917

I love KatieD.  This is one of the many reasons why: 

Sophia, my pet
When you help me, I am set.
You are so good to me
I can't wait till you I see
Somewhere it is warm and dry
So we can look up at the sky
And talk about our dino tattoo.
Maybe we will go to the zoo?
But I don't really like those,
so perhaps we can buy new clothes?!
Just so that we can be ready for theme night
Because you know those are always allright.
A serious question I have for you
How much money will I spend at the place you leave your shoe?
It is your home Kuwait, I speak
Why doesn't a monkey have a beak?
If you were to guess how many dollars I should bring,
What would you say to me o'er the string
That has held us together these long years;
it is skype I speak of. Duh! Clean your ears!
I am so happy to see you soon!
I will probably just swoon.

Peace, love, & less than a month!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Big Moments

This post is dedicated to big moments that I have shared with my students this year due to our lack of "normal" holidays.  I say "normal" with quotations because the holidays are actually normal for an Islam-based school.  They are not, however, "normal" for the Western staff.  That's my explanation for the quotations, just in case you were wondering.

Big Moment #1: My 25th birthday.  Spent the day with my kiddies, receiving loads of hugs and "I love yous"

Big Moment #2: Obama's reelection.  In the States, we would get election day off.  Here, however, they care, but not that much about it.  So, I shared the victorious moment crying, jumping up and down, and screaming with my babies.

Big Moment #3: Thanksgiving.  Once again, in the States, we get this thankful day off.  Here, not so much... it's not even taught... even though I'm in an American-based curriculum school.

Big Moment #4: Christmas Eve.  The school is set in Islamic ideals.  That's enough of an explanation??  We got Christmas Day off!

Big Moment #5: New Year's Eve.  Big big moment, but it was fun talking about it and explaining it to five year old minds.  They feigned interested just long enough for me to be excited about it. 

Big big big moments!  I'm sure there will be more to come.  Insh'Allah.

Peace, love, & special times with loved ones.