I must have busted all my marbles last weekend I couldn't get up, couldn't think... I mean, the Qataris know how to throw an awesome food fest. I am very glad Jayson's schedule from work permit us to attend three out of four-hallelujah-days of chow down partaaaay held at Museum of Islamic Arts park. It was one of the most glorious experience of my life. My whole family was nourished to the bones!
Us? We're going back to Qatar International Food Festival. In fact, it already started yesterday (i shared it on instagram) and we already sampled some awesome food. Cannot wait to go back tomorrow and stuff our faces with all kinds of cuisine. We're hungry hippos! I love the diversity of food here in Qatar and extra, extra, extra lovin' that Yllac is exposed to it at an early stage of his life where his palette hasn't been tied to a few, particular taste. He loves bukhari and biriyani. I mean, it's a joy to see him eat anything we give him. It's every mamas dream! I'm amazed how he can handle spicy food and puffs air through his mouth just before he drinks water. That's spicy-food-eating-101 to you.
Yllac loves his bike. He rode it everyday and that made me glad. I'm really really glad because it means brisk walking for me too. I haven't had any form of exercise since I gave birth to him. I've only been in the gym once or twice for the past 3 years, and I don't like it. I felt like rushed, and wanting to go back home. Being away from him worries me that something might happen. So forget about gym. And now that he's attached to his bike anywhere we go, it sort of making me feel good inside. I'm fit. I'm feeling light. Lotsa energy. Zero mood swings. I haven't felt tired the past few weeks even though much of our activities revolves around playgrounds, parks and lots of biking.
This is our favorite park , - The Museum Of Islamic Arts park. It's like an endless road to walk on. You can see the whole city from where you are. Breezy. Lots of shades.
me - the baby, together with my aunts and my late grandpa
I was once a baby yah know? Shout out to my son - Yllac, I am your mother.
Two days ago i turned 34. Two days ago I was simply thankful. Thankful to God for bringing me this far. The past year have been a mixed bag, I've been happier than I've ever been, and I've been in my saddest than ever too. But in all things I am grateful, knowing every year of my life is a journey and I'm still on the road, just going and going. Wherever life leads me.
And ever since my birthday I've been sort of feeling a lot of ..... feelings. I guess that happens to all of us every year on our birthdays. You're all upbeat simply because It's your day. You get to treat yourself a little special because, ehem, it's your day. You also get to eat more than you usually do. You get pampered. You feel extra loved. But our birthdays wouldn't feel special without our special someones. My someone this year, who is physically with me, yah know, that someone you love who is in a couple of radius from where you are, happen to be my husband and my son. The night before my birthday Yllac sang me "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. He nailed all the last word of each phrase of the song. But when he held my cheeks with his hands along with the lines "when I see your face".. man I choked up. And when Jayson surprised me 5 times within the last two days, my heart and my vocal pipes almost burst. He is getting pretty good at lying surprise this year. For a person to make that effort to the point of almost killing you, it must have been love. You know I mean??? Our birthdays remind us of all the things we have that we may sometimes take for granted. Sometimes I forget to thank the people who make my life so happy in so many ways, and I forget to tell them how much I do appreciate them being a huge part of my life. This is the first time in my entire life to celebrate my birthday in a foreign country, and for that, it's not that hard to miss a lot of people. And for the first time in my life I remember each one of them and how much I love them.
I love them this BIG!
Up to my scalp!
So i thank every single one of them, to you who loved and cared, you made my heart go fonder when I'm sad. You made me feel important, on days i feel like I'm a blah. You showed me true friendship. And most of all, you made me feel like i was worth it. So so worth it.
So 34 huh? All I wanted for my birthday is another birthday next year, and maybe a year after that, and after that. Could be really fatal in the long run, but I love having birthdays. Who doesn't? Every year I get to have new hopes and new dreams. Some of them may come true, and some don't. But that's the great thing about birthdays, you get to have new wish every year. Your faith becomes stronger, and there's always something to look forward to.
polka dot top, denim button downs and pants - thrifted
boots - schutz (75% sale)
bag - zara
I figure this is the best way to share all my oufits with you dear fellas.. Trust me, you'll like it too. I know Ill sound whinny again, but time has been a little too short on me to blog each look. Anyway, my looks lately haven't been OMG-so-HIFASHUN (not that i was before..)...So to save you some valuable clicks, ill just create an ootd photo dump once or twice a month. What do you say my friends??? Are we good? are we good?
Hi folks. I've been trying my best to sit down and write a post for several days now but life lately has been really busy. It's a good kind of busy. Some of you may know it's only been a month since we moved here. Moving is a lot of work. Especially to another country. You start from scratch. Again. But one of the fun part is, you get to shop a lot. You know, life essentials...bed, cabinets, tables and chairs. Our bite-sized flat still needs a lot of work. A LOT! My point of attack is to not think about it, all those things we need but we still don't have...I've been trying to have a positive attitude about it. Yah know, play it cool. And when I'm starting to think again...ill think of food. And puff, ....
....food makes you think better, calmer. Remember guys, never ever think on an empty stomach.
so, this spinach huh? This is the easiest "glam" breakfast i can make. Yah know what I mean.... We all know how to throw some eggs in a pan and call it a breakfast, and most of the time it's a pretty good breakfast too. But there are better days, Like, saute the spinach with garlic and onion in olive oil. Crack two eggs on top of it and sprinkle with salt and pepper. It's yum and way waaaay healthier.