Ex-Bashing.

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve broken up with someone, told all your friends how HORRIBLE he is and they tell you how you can do so much better and that he’s a jerk…and then you want to get back together with him!?

This happens all the time – people tend to complain about their relationships to their friends and family (bad idea – trust me!) and not tell them all the nice, sweet, lovely things the person does.

This makes it near impossible for things to go back to the way they were if you decide to get back together.  When (sometimes “if”) you get the courage to tell your friends and family that you’ve decided to give it a go again, they roll their eyes and look at you like you’re crazy. Worse – when they have to interact with the ex-now-current boyfriend, they act fake or are flat out cold.

Lesson: minimize the ex-bashing unless you’re SURE that it’s COMPLETELY over FOREVER and EVER.

We think it’s bad enough for us, at least our relationships aren’t in the public eye!

Look at Rihanna and Chris Brown. EVERYONE is getting involved in their drama. They’re even a trending topic on Twitter right now!

YES – what Chris Brown did to Rihanna was absolutely unacceptable. But if she’s wanting to forgive and move on, then is it really any of our business?

Yes, we are concerned for her safety. But at the end of the day, it’s up to her what she does. Only SHE knows the good and the bad, only SHE knows what really went on that night, and only SHE should be the one to decide if she forgives him or not.

Forgiveness is important. I am not saying that I think she should get back together with him, or even start hanging out with him again, but I just think people should stop harassing her so much.

We already know she’s rebellious, and if she’s anything like me – the more people tell her NOT to do something, the more likely she will want to do it.

No Wonder People Drive Like Lunatics Around Here…

If you’ve been living in the UAE for a while…heck even ONE day, I’m sure you’ve heard people complain about the crazy drivers on the roads.

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve heard people say “how did these people get their driver’s license!?”

Well, shockingly, maybe they’ve learned by example…

Statistics have been revealed that last year, 74 driving instructors were fined for talking on their mobile phones WHILE tutoring, 37 were fined for sleeping during the lesson, and 32 for not wearing their seatbelts!

SO here’s a message to all the parents out there who are sending their children for driving lessons – PLEASE make sure you take the time to teach them the rules of the road yourself as well… scary stuff, huh!?

*Source for statistics: 7days

Desert Living… Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…

I saw the funniest thing this morning.

I’ve been sick for the last 4 days and in bed so I missed all of the sandstorm this weekend, but today I saw the remnants of it on the roads…and the most bizarre thing… on my way to work there was a guy on the road, shoveling the sand off the road!

It reminded me of winters back home in Canada where we had to shovel the snow out of drive way before we could get out… never expected to see it here!

Forgot About Valentine’s Day?? Don’t worry – I’m here to save the day! :)

So its Vday tomorrow… and if you’re with someone who has high expectations and you completely forgot about Valentine’s Day, don’t worry. I’m here to help you out with some last-minute ideas for you! *note some of these are my ideas, and some are from various sources around the internet*

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts to Pick Up on the Way Home from Work

Avoid the lines at the florist, the department store, and the chocolatier, and dash into one of these stores for unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts instead:

  • ‪Mall – tshirt booths – get a cute pic of the two of you or put a nice inside joke or cute nickname on it‬
  • ‪Toy Store – Pick up Twister, the Milton-Bradley game that’s fun for all ages. And even more fun for adults.‬
  • ‪Home Store/Plant Store – Pick up an elegant dendrobium orchid, potted and ready for Valentine’s Day giving.‬
  • Massage Centres – Pick up a massage voucher, or better yet – massage oils and offer to do the service yourself! ‬

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

Even if you select them at the last minute, gifts that bear a big red heart are sure to melt hers. Some ideas:

  • ‪Heart-shaped locket‬
  • ‪Heart-shaped picture frame, with a picture of the two of you‬
  • ‪Heart-shaped, red-satin box of chocolates‬
  • ‪Heart-shaped candies that say “I Love You”‬

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts of Desperation Quick items to grab and go:

  • ‪Stuffed animal from card shop (or the petrol station if you’re really desperate)
  • ‪Book of love poetry‬
  • ‪Store-bought book of love IOU’s‬
  • ‪Heart-shaped cake or cupcakes from supermarket or convenience store

Hopefully these ideas will help you out to make sure you don’t get in the doghouse… nothing worse than a fight on Valentine’s Day, right!? If all else fails, write a cheesy love poem about how much you care… and then act hurt and offended when your partner says it’s rubbish! hehehe

Movies Make Me Jump!

Uff!! I had the most embarrassing moment at the cinema last night!

I went with a date to watch this awful movie… well I shouldn’t say that cuz I’m sure some people enjoy this kind of thing – but for me, suspense, thrillers and scary movies just make me feel like I’m gonna have an anxiety attack!!

I HATED IT!!

“The Grey” was all about wolves and survival…and there’s one part where it’s all quiet and then this wolf jumps up out of nowhere, and I actually SCREAMED in the cinema! I jumped like a mile and full out SHRIEKED!!!!!

I kinda killed the moment  cuz everyone was laughing. The people in front of me even turned around to look at me – it was absolutely mortifying!

I’m just gonna watch Bollywood movies from now on – all that happy, warm fuzzy, dancing around trees – that’s more my scene.

A movie that has most people on the edge of their seats and me jumping right out of mine!