Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dubai Diary - Day 1

Are you wondering why I have not written for so many days???

I have 2 reasons…..

                1.     We went to Dubai for 4 days. Yaaayyyy!!!!
                2.    Exams are going on…

After coming from Dubai, I had a lot of class work to complete so I was very busy.

We had tons of fun in Dubai! We went to the aquarium, Burj Khalifa, Ski Dubai etc.  Kochakka lives over there and we stayed with him.

The night when we arrived at Dubai airport, Kochakka was waiting for us at the arrival.  On the way from airport, Mom said “Kochakka, take us to some interesting restaurant”,  “We are on our way” he replied.  Soon we reached at “Punjabi Dhaba”. They served good food and there were even some Punjabi dances and songs.  It was the first time I was going to such a hotel and I felt it very entertaining and interesting.  Kochakka took some photos of me standing with the dancers.

There was a funny incident. When I went to take the photo, I totally forgot that I was wearing my napkin in such a way it looked like a bib.  The lady at the stage told me “isko utharo”, which means remove the bib. I felt embarrassed.  

After dinner, we strode around the pool and I felt really sleepy, because it was already 2:30 am in the morning, so we quickly went home. I was out cold when my head hit the pillow and dreamt of the exciting things we were going to do the next day.

I slept with my parents in one bed and Dad complained the next day that I had hugged him all night and was "like a magnet" and he almost fell out of the bed trying to get away.

I will continue my Dubai travelogue in next blog.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

1 evening, 2 occasions ...

Thursday was a busy day for us, but busy in a good way. We had two occasions to attend, one was a 25th wedding anniversary and the other was a marriage. It was the first time we were going to a marriage in Saudi Arabia but all of us were happy, especially Mom since she loves occasions just like me.  

Since we mostly get invited to marriages in India, I and Mom can only attend ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­one or two and we only stay for a couple of months in India.

Wedding anniversaries are also a lot of fun.  

The wedding anniversary was held at a restaurant called Al Nouras. They had delicious buffet.  What I loved especially was the chicken fried rice. Yum!!!  Too bad we could not eat a lot because we knew there was a marriage also waiting for us.

Mom and Dad also thought that the food was awesome and they are thinking to go back to the restaurant again during a weekend.

The marriage was held at a school auditorium. It was an interesting occasion, this is the first time I have attended a Muslim marriage and it is not like the ones we always attend. The food over there was also good, especially the chicken biriyani. There were many types of desert like custard and some traditional items called “mutta surka”, “mutta mala” and “chatti pathiri”. 

Altogether it was a good dinner.

When we stepped out, cold wind hit us and we were all shivering soon. I felt really cold, and at home, I was glad when I was warm and comfortable beneath my blanket.   

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

“God, how fast the year went!” Mom was saying yesterday. She gave a glance at the calendar. “Today is the last day of 2012’’. She reminded me “Soon, you will be in 7th grade.”

Happy New Year!

I would like to have a flashback of the events that happened in 2012.

  1. We went to India twice
  2. We had our flat’s housewarming
  3. Me and my cousins had a lot of fun
  4. I attended 2 marriages (uncle Prasanth ’s and Gouri’s marriage)

Altogether, it was a great year.

It was Kunjunni’s birthday on Saturday and I wanted to send him an email, but as soon as I opened my Inbox, a box popped up and Kunjunni had typed ‘Hi!’ So we began to chat.

Eeshta, my former classmate who is now living in China, called me yesterday and wished me a Happy New Year.  

My winter vacations are about to end and I have to go back to school next Saturday. I still have some projects to complete so I am going to be a little busy now.