Sunday, March 22, 2015

Swimming at Al Manahil

Are you itching to turn on the AC?

Do you need a break from the sun?

Are you getting a tan INSIDE the house?

Not to worry! Al Manahil Fitness centre is the place for YOU!

Here we are provided with all facilities for those who wish to become thinner, lighter, muscular and healthier! And also, to break away from the heat and sweat, go for a jump, a dive and a swim in the pool.

This is the place I went to yesterday since I was dying for a swim. The blue of the water blinded me and the place itself made me stand in awe. It’s a really lively place, only for women though.

I usually go during the vacation. I learned swimming in the second grade and take every opportunity to swim.

I had trouble swimming the first few laps, but after that, it was a breeze.

In the shallow part of the pool, there was a swimming class going on for the little kids.

Dad waited outside till we were done. I was starving, so we went to get a few bits to eat.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekend party at Rabia's home

Last night was a night of fun.

Rabia held a party at her home and about 8 of us were able to attend. 

Technically, Rabia’s mom is our biology teacher, Ayesha ma’am. And since whenever we go to parties we always say ‘aunty’, it was kind of confusing. Rakshanda suggested ‘Manty’ (Ma’am+Aunty) but that wasn’t going to fly.

We had soup as a starter, pizza as dinner and Baskin-Robbins as dessert. When it comes to ice-cream, BR rules.

We joked around for a while, listening to music and texting the others who hadn’t been able to come by trying to make them feel guilty for not coming. It wasn’t hard.

Time seemed to fly by. Chandana and I had to leave at 9:30 and we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the clock. We requested our parents to come at 10:00 instead. Dad sounded grumpy but was fine with it.


Overall, we had a lot of fun, and it was nice to spend some time together. Especially, since we still had more than a week of holidays left and a lot more fun to look forward to.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Goodbye, Grade VIII

Since the term-ending exams are over, its goodbye grade 8, and he-llo grade 9!

We had a class party and we got all our marks today. Now, it’s 2 weeks of undisturbed holidays.

The class party was awesome and we feasted on cupcakes, pizza, donuts, pakodas, garlic bread, noodles, chicken sandwiches, kheer and cinnamon rolls. Rakshanda shook the Pepsi bottle, and when she removed the cap, she got sprayed.

This morning, when I was on the stairs, I met our library teacher, Yamuna ma’am. She asked me to meet her in the library after a few minutes. When I did she handed me something in gift wrapping. On opening it in class, we found that it was a really pretty purse. I had donated 100+ books to the library this year.

We all felt that 8th grade had gone way too quickly, but it was also one of our best school years. It was hard to believe one full year had gone by. Now again, new teachers, new books, new friends. Especially when we heard the fact that there would not be a 9-D, only a 9-B since both classes were getting joined to form one.


I had bought delicious cupcakes for the party from ‘Yummy Tummy’, a shop for anyone with an extremely sweet tooth. Everyone loved it.