Monday, June 27, 2011


I put a goal to get a flat belly. I don't think I will ever have a six pack, but a flat, tout skin belly is good enough. And working out is not enough- I must change my diet and stay away from sweets.
So..I've been craving lots of cakes and cupcakes and ice-creams and donuts lately. I might order us a mango/strawberry mousse cake for July 4th as a gift to myself ;-)
This photo comes from ComeIndone on flikr- it's a mango mousse cake - exactly what I want!

Mango Mousse Cake

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Friends are not always those who support you, or share your interests. But those with whom you are somehow connected despite everything. I have different kind of friends - someone tells me something, encourages me, some - don't. But I know that they love me in their own way. That's enough for me. We are all connected, and we are small parts of the one. Even if we don't want to admit that (c)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


We wake up late - it is weekend for him. Lazily, we each go brush teeth and come back to bed to cuddle. We have breakfast and cuddle some more. Today's plan is shopping for the dress in the mall with 2 phases (whatever that means).
We dress up and head out. It's hot. We walk around the mall, finding new, unvisited and very expensive stores. We finally find ZARA and I dive in it's feminine dresses, skirts and blouses. I see that some women who shop there, already wear some items from Spring/Summer collection. I make notes of how they wear this skirt and that blouse. It's interesting to see the clothes on the racks and then on live ordinary models.
I grab several dresses and go try them on. I put the first one on- it's tight, with no zippers or buttons. 3 minutes later I am freaking out because I cannot take that dress off. Im thinking to call someone to help me pull that thing off of me. I take a break, calm down and get out of that dress. I realize all the items I took, are in size Small, and I am probably Medium. Whatever. I risk trying them all. And then go out and get Medium sizes. After many hesitations, and sms to my mom, I finally choose and buy my dress.

We check out some more stores and I buy some more stuff. Stuff, that will turn into a heavy burden for my check in luggage in 2 months. 

We have lunch at a Japanese restaurant and head back home. 
We watch our favorite TV show, relaxing at home. We go down to our small gym and jog/run for 30 min. Come back home and make a fresh fruit smoothie. 
We take showers and put on lotions. We cuddle some more and watch some more of our fav TV shows.

Life is getting back to normal- our usual routine of doing everything together. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


My brother is getting married this September. I want to get this dress for his wedding. It's from ZARA


Thursday, June 2, 2011

How it started (part III)

Read about Part II here
Read about Part I here

We live in the house he built in the North East Huntsville- nice neighborhood. I work as a student assistant at the Office of International Programs and Services- the same people who hosted me when I was there on a sponsored program- people who became my American family.  I change my major from Sociology to Finance and do better at school. I find a paid internship at Scottsboro and since I have a car now, I work there every other semester.  I can finally pay myself for my education and give my mom a financial break.

In 2007, I get in a car accident- my car is totaled and the guy who hit me doesn’t even have his driving license.  My boyfriend starts teaching me how to drive  his stick shift truck.  After a couple of nervous and teary months, I feel somewhat confident driving on my own.

I graduate in May 2008, Magna Cum Laude (hell yeah all this work!), and my mom gets to come to my commencement ceremony. We travel to Mobile, AL and Chicago, IL to show my mom some of America.

We decide, that since she is here, we can go ahead and get married and have a wedding. And so we do it on August 29th, 2008.  My best friend from back home who now lives in NY flies in to attend my wedding.

In September, we go to NY to see my mom off. We come back and I start my new job- Teller at Wachovia bank.  According to F-1 visa rules, I get to work for a year (as optional practical training) after my graduation.

Life is getting better, but I am still an "alien" and I cannot change my status until I fulfill my 2YHRR. We make a decision that its better for me to go home than stay in the States illegally. My husband starts looking for a job overseas or in DC to be closer to embassies and make international travel easier.  He finds a job in Kuwait and we start planning our unknown future. We sell our house, quit our jobs, pack our belongings and go to his parent’s town.  From there, he goes to his pre-departure orientation in Fort Benning and I go to Atlanta airport to fly back home. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Girls only

After browsing the website in my previous post, I've found wonderful things like this
I am in a bad need of a new bag. I've been carrying around my old Nine West purse that is 5 years old and is falling apart. That would be great to have a new cute purse and these beautiful cases to put in it
These cases can be used to hold pills, credit cards or even tampons - a great idea to hide personal items