Stories about relatives

Eid isn’t boring!

There are two occasions that I anticipate all year round; my birthday and Eid. This might sound pretty funny but when I was a little girl my sole purpose of gracing our relatives’ doorsteps was drinking Coke. I was addicted to it like a dipsomaniac is to alcohol. I remember sitting on the sofa, impatiently waiting to hear the sound of ice cubes clinking against the glassware. The only thing restraining me used to be my mother’s glare, without which I probably would have rushed to the kitchen to retrieve that glass of Coke myself. Thankfully, the phase passed as ...

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Celebrating Eid: for dummies

Eid Mubarak Pakistan! The end of Ramazan is upon us, and the time for celebration is nigh. May all of us have a safe and enjoyable Eid, full of contentment, love and warmth. Here for you, we have Eid related tips that may come in handy! Give them a read, and do share any tips of your own in the comments section. 1) You are not Arnold Schwarzenegger. We get it. You’ve got at least one firearm, and enough ammo to liberate a small country, but hawai (aerial) firing to celebrate anything – least of all, Eid, is just stupid. Countless ...

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Shopping festival: Dubai’s crowning glory!

Yes, it’s almost that time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the winter rains are here and kids wear sweaters in the evening. Every day the Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk is full of people warming themselves over a cup of coffee. When friends start e-mailing to coordinate plans with me, their ‘Dubai friend’ I know the season has changed from winter to shopping. I have played host to many friends for the three years that I have lived in Dubai,  and have finalised  plans with yet another friend for the upcoming shopping season. This is perhaps the most ...

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Life is good with a capital G

At times life seems to lose its mojo and everything appears so dull. Once so high, things become monotonous and lose their charm. Maybe today is one of those ‘blue days’ when your mood is running low and you are ready to snap at and pick fights with everyone who crosses your path. Relax; you are not alone. We all go through hard time once in a while. I have compiled a list of few of the things and lessons that I learnt that make my life easier and lift my low spirits. Lesson #1 Boycott the wagging tongues To enjoy a healthy and successful life, be content with your ideals and goals. ...

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