Friday, 3 May 2013
Two weeks ago, I was lunching at a Chinese restaurtant and the lady who served me had this tatoo on her lower right arm above her wrist 神様. I asked her, what does it say and what is it supposed to mean. She told me it's Kami-sama which means 'God' in Japanese kanji script. Kanji script has it's origins in China.
|Kamisama in Japanese Kanji script|
I was at Top Shop in Avenues and besides the ongoing sale, what caught my attention was the resting mannequins in a lying down position on slanting support. Artistic displays and shop decors are an important feature and customers enjoy innovative and interesting ideas which makes shopping a pleasant experience.
We might prefer to live in the city, occupied with our busy lives. Stress and responsibilities can take a toll and that's when we wish to feel grounded, energized, peaceful and in charge of our lives. Whenever possible, attune yourself with nature, observe the plants, flowers, trees, grass, sand around you. You don't have to wait until you feel stressed and depleted of your energies to do this. We belong to nature, we are an integral and important part of it, and whenever we are amidst nature, we can feel the huge difference it brings to our psyche.
I was at the KOC Dental clinic yesterday and when I was leaving, I noticed a small landscaped area beside the Dental Clinic. The landscape was mostly full of cactus with beautiful yellow flowers. The bright green cactus with vibrant yellow flowers had an instantaneous uplifting effect on me. Here are some photos I took.
Look towards nature for a balancing and re-energizing effect.
A few years ago, Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director, producer, screenwriter made headlines when he lost 70 pounds in just one year and looked ten years younger. He looked like a totally different person. He told the Daily Telegraph, "I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yoghurt, muesli and soup, it seems to work,". Jackson's amazing weight loss success and his huge transformation was the result of his resolve to completely make a lifestyle change towards healthier eating.
Sir Peter Jackson, is known for his timeless classics like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit adapted from the novels by the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien. His other films include King Kong, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners, Forgotten Silver, Dead Alive/Braindead, The Lovely Bones. He has produced District 9, West of Memphis, and Adventures of Tintin: The secret of the unicorn.
When we look at overweight people who have been totally successful at losing weight and looking healthy and fabulous, it's an inspiration for those aspiring to lose weight. Their story is a promise that weight loss would take time, but it's definitely possible if you make a firm resolve to make a life style change and eat mindfully and exercise.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
One of the sweetest things you can capture on camera is children having fun. These kids I noticed were having so much fun at the beach, it brought a smile on my face and I had to capture the fun moments they were having. It is important to sometimes, just forget everything, leave your concerns, go the beach, relax and enjoy. You will find yourself totally rejuvenated.
Last week while I was at Va Va Voom, Marina Mall, I tried out the new Burberry Body Tender eau de toilette and I liked it a lot. This fragrance is so much better compared to Burberry Body Intense which was too strong. The original Burberry Body fragrance is nice as well. Burberry Body Tender is a beautiful feminine floral fragrance with top notes of fresh surge of lemon, crisp apple and green absinthe. The middle notes are a lovely blend of light rose, white jasmine and sandalwood. The base notes are cashmere accords, vanilla, musk and amber.
Burberry Body Tender is inspired by the freshness of youth, energy, hope, excitement, natural beauty, radiance, the English morning dew and English roses. The creator of this perfume is Michel Amairac.
Monday, 29 April 2013
When I dropped into Behbehani showroom for watches at the Marina Mall a week ago, I was looking at many of their watches. And what I really liked was their Balmain watch collection. They are simple and so elegant. Here are some photos. I am not sure about other thier brand watches but they are offering a good discount for Balmain watches.
|Available in gold and rose gold. Both look really elegant|
I'ts been a while we've been to the Ras Salmiah beach. We had a late lunch at Pizza Hut in Ras Salmiah. I love their salad bar. After lunch, we headed to beach area just outside Pizza Hut. The whole beach is still under the process of beautification since a long time and I don't notice any visually attractive change really from the last three years. I was a bit astonished at the amount of debris strewn all over the beach. The environmentalists have a huge task as the beach requires some attention and cleaning. Only if people visiting the beach were to have cared enough to throw their garbage and left overs in the allocated bins and not littered the place mercilessly. It was low tide and personally I prefer to visit the beach when its high tide. All that didn't prevent us from having a pleasant time. I always love spending time at the beach, staring at the calm waters and the sky and the beautiful changing colors that adorn the canvas of sky around sunset. It's one of the most peaceful and serene feeling ever. And to watch little children have fun in the water. My husband I took a lot of photos. The photos below are taken by me.