The Thrill of the Job Hunt
How I turned a job search into a fun game.
How I turned a job search into a fun game.
My dearest 2023, It has been a little over a week now since we first laid eyes on each other, and already you have set my heart aflutter with the gossamer wings of your captivating promise. As we enter this new partnership, my shiny new 2023, I am filled […]
Here are my favorite books that have a story within a story. Frame story is my favorite literary device. Don’t know why I am drawn to it. The very first book that comes to mind when thinking about frame story narrative is Arabian Nights. Or as we call it in […]
Canadian literature is rich with gems worth exploring. Here is a collection of novels from Canada that will delight the most picky of readers. So what are the best of the best of Canadian novels? I don’t know. However, here are some contenders for that list. What is the criteria […]
Today we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Raised 3 children. Lived across 3 continents. We share 3 languages. 2 war zones plus 1 pandemic. And the adventure is only beginning. Check out the before and after picture we took on our 29th anniversary.
To all the strong women out there in the world. Boss ladies. Women who know what they want and go after it with passion. To all you amazing, awe-inspiring ladies, here is a list of books to boost your confidence and lift your spirit. Books that feature strong women that […]
Most of us have not been able to travel in recent months. But we can still travel through books. Join me on a dazzling adventure around the world in 10 (+1) books as we explore the most fun and daring nooks and crannies on this beautiful planet.
On the hunt for Islamic books? Perhaps you are looking to expand your horizons. Or you want to deepen your knowledge. Here are my recommendations.
I have worked in offices in three continents. Upon leaving a work place I have received many thoughtful farewell gifts from colleagues which I have loved and appreciated. I have received: pen mug baked goods t-shirt candle exercise equipment art supplies plant flowers All of it is dearly loved and […]
Faith is the act of believing in the illogical. Although logic is a highly valuable, it does come across certain limits. Once you lost faith and reached the limits of your logical abilities, what are you supposed to do?
As news of a vaccine trickle in, I find myself having a fantasy about life post Covid. In that place, I hold a dinner party for 50 everyday. I am constantly going out for a fun event. Theater. Cinema. Art Gala. Doesn’t matter, as long as there are lots of […]
I decide to wear the hijab for one day. Here is the story of some of my encounters.
On a quest to find the most griping quotes about shoes, here are a list of the favorites that I have been able to accumulate so far.
A glossary of all shoe names in daily use with fun playful accompanying pictures.
As I raised my kids without a TV at home and attempted to keep their childhood as “electrical device free” as possible, I became an expert at keeping the young ones entertained. Vancouver is a rainy city and there are weeks upon weeks where we didn’t feel encouraged to leave […]
Instead of spending your money on the predictable stuff, you can give a great creative unique gift that won’t break the bank. Let us examine all the reasons why a book is the best gift to give in the world.
As I contemplate all the mess in my life, I try to come up with answers with a little help from The Matrix.
For Halloween 2020 I decided to dress as a peacock. I was inspired by the story of the woman with a feather dress from The Arabian Nights.
Should I wear beautiful shoes or comfortable shoes? What if I told you didn’t have to choose. Two inch block heels are here for the rescue.
A story from the Arabian Nights on how women give up their power in the name of romantic love and later must fight to reclaim it.
I went on a 60 day dressing well challenge to see if changing what I wear could change my life. The answer shocked me to the core.
Going over old videos leads me to groan “What was I thinking?” while I make a loud face plant.
Self acceptance or self improvement? Take the red pill or blue pill? Am I asking the wrong question? What is the right question?
After writing down a list titled “25 reasons I love my body” I began to notice radical changes in my perspective. I share this simple yet powerful tool with you hoping it has similar results in your life.
Pandemic times require philosophical questioning of the new normal
29 years of marriage. Before and after images.
Recently a Canadian Hockey legend chided immigrants for not wearing a poppy on Remembrance day on T.V. which he interprets as a sign of disrespect for his way of life. I am one of those people ( an immigrant to Canada) who doesn’t wear a poppy and here are my reasons.
To lose 50 pounds I had to overcome emotional and mental blocks as well as change my eating habits. Here are all the details.
For Halloween 2019, I decided to dress as Carmen from Opera Carmen. A few years ago I got to attend the opera at a roman amphitheater in Verona Italy and I still feel inspired by it.
Distracting myself from empty nest blues by placing myself in a “fish out of water” adventure. Here are highlights from my trip to China.