Saturday, May 28, 2011


Yesterday we went to Goozy. It is a restaurant and has tasty food. But the most I liked was the Kunafa, which is an Arabic sweet. I was sorry that I could not finish it up because I was full.

Me and parents were feeling fat, I couldn’t walk properly.

We have to buy a birthday dress because of my birthday next month.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back to swimming pool

We have a huge drumstick tree in our garden and now it is fully dangling with drumsticks. Mom made drumstick curry with newly grown drumstick, but I never knew it until one day when we were standing outside waiting school bus, I asked.

“When are we going to make a curry out of those lovely drumsticks?”
“We have already done that”, said Mom.

Mom also makes a nice dish with its leaves.

Whenever the wind blows through our window we can see the tree swaying. This helps us know whether the wind is strong or not.

“Yaiyeeee!” After a long winter break I and Dad have finally started swimming. The pool was as clear as crystal.

Yesterday my friends Tolha and Ayesha called me out to play. But I was sleeping. They could not find any other friends too, so they had to return. Later I set out wondering if they would come. I got a huge greeting from Afra and her aunt who had arrived from Qatar. Afra jumped on me. 

Afra is a little girl who has just started school and it is not the time for her to play with us. But she loves to go out. Afra always seems glad to see me, because she pounces or runs at me whenever she spots me. She never let me go.

Later I gave Afra a kiss and took her inside, her mother bid goodbye to me and closed the door quickly. I could still hear Afra crying and trying to open the door.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Party, party, party ....

For a few days everything has been exciting.  Three birthday parties in one week - Nichiketh, Devika and Eeshta! This is something I myself can’t believe.

Yesterday, Eeshta’s party was at her home. She lives in Al Waha Compound, in which she recently moved in. Her father had not known the way so well since they were new and the location map they gave us wasn’t very helpful.

Just when we were on the way there came a ringing sound from my Mom’s mobile which was in my pocket. After I fished it out, Mom saw that there was no name, but a number. Mom thought it must be my Grandma from India. So she said to Dad “It is from India.” My father who foolishly ignored the number said “Hey Mom!” but then he heard a voice saying “Hello, Uncle?” Dad, embarrassed, gave the phone to Mom saying “Eeshta, I will give to aunty”. Then Mom spoke attended the call. “Hi Eeshta, yes betta, we are on our way”. After Mom put down the phone we all laughed so much that we almost went into hysterics.

When we reach their home there were Aamna and Safana. Eeshta has a little sister Aashika who is very playful. My friends greeted me with laughter and smiles. Eeshta’s  TV could show us whose car was at the main gate. So while we were exploring their home Eeshta gave us the message that Rakshanda and Rabia (please remember all these girls are my classmates) arrived.   We decided to give them a surprise and hid in the bathroom. We thought that they would never find us there. Later, when we checked if both of them had arrived we saw them standing outside the bathroom.

When we went to the restaurant inside the compound, all of us girls grabbed a bottle filled with cold water. We all said “cheers!” while drinking.

The chocolate cake was looking grand with words written “happy birthday Eeshta” in white icing. We took the cream of the cake and put it on Eeshta’s face. She looked very funny. After wiping her face her father said “Now you can spray the snow-spray” which is a kind of spray used at parties for fun as it gives out soap which looks like snow. When uncle sprayed it some of it fell on the cake. All of us ran to save the cake and covered it with facial tissues.

The buffet was great with varieties of food and sweets.  I stood up and gave toast with a glass of water in my hand “To Eeshta, for inviting us to her wonderful birthday party”. All the adults looked at us as they were sitting in separate tables.

Then we had plenty of fun, we played inside the toy-room with kiddy toys, played water game and went to the compound’s park.

The day ended and Me, Rakshanda, Rabia, Eestha, Aashika, Aamana and Safana had more fun than the grown ups.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday Party

Yesterday, we had a party here in our compound. It was at Raja & Rohini’s home. We enjoyed it a lot.

Here is what happened:

Me and my parents were going to their home when we heard somebody calling my name. I turned around and saw my friends sitting on the bench in the playground. I walked towards them. We then decided to play basket ball.

After that when we thought of playing cricket uncle Loy came and told us it was time for dinner. So all of us marched towards their home.

Albin said “I am really worried about my results.”

Raja comforted him “I have confidence that you will fail in maths, but you shall succeed in the other subjects” that made us all laugh.

The party was a buffet. There were few sweets too. Albin played a song in the computer and we listen to it as we had our dinner.

Raja had taken appam and this was what he said about it. “Guys, I just love appam. It is like dosa on the sides and iddali in the middle” making us giggle.

I was the first to finish my food. When I went to take some sweets  I didn’t see any. It didn’t occur to me that all the sweets were closed inside the vessel.  And I decided not to ask about it, because I thought everybody would laugh.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My new bike

For a few days, some things have been happening around here. Like, my Mom’s friends visited her or we went to visit them. Some had just returned from India. Mom was very excited, she couldn’t keep her voice down. We could hear her from outside.

Today, we decided it was the perfect day to buy me a cycle. Everyone in the compound had told me that my old cycle was small for me. I knew that if I didn’t change my cycle soon they would NEVER let me hear the end of it.

So, we discovered a bicycle shop and it didn’t take much time to find one. We chose a blue one because blue is my favorite color and I don’t like pink anymore. (I changed my favorite color pink to blue, pink now seems lame.)

The new cycle “TREK” is great, I must say myself. It is from America. You could adjust the speed too. It wouldn’t fit in the trunk of our car. And then came the most terrifying part. We had to make one of the seat bend down. And the bike’s tyre  was on it. I dreaded every minute, praying the cycle wouldn’t fall on me.

We stopped at Nahda park, so that I could test out my new bike.