Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
This poem by Robert Frost was always one of my favorites. It reminds me of how much I have remaining to accomplish.
In school, we are compelled to live up to the expectations of many people around us, often not focusing on what we love or what we are good at.
College-same story. Nonconformity to these expectations mean you are a rebel.By this time you realize that what you are doing is not completely wrong.
As an adult, you might lose sight of what you want,because there is so much chaos around. You stop appreciating the beautiful things in life.I want to document all the beautiful things I come across and remind everyone to do so in their lives.
 Higher meaningless expectations you try to fulfill, higher you feel unaccomplished. When you do something you love, you have a higher sense of accomplishment.
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The midnight squirrel

Few days ago, I met a squirrel in my dream. Interesting in this part of the world because I live in Dubai and I hardly find any animals around. Nor do I remember the last time I went to a zoo.In my dream, the squirrel was wet and was hopping in front of me.

Next morning, I looked up the dream interpretation of a squirrel and I didn’t find pretty things.That’s when I thought of drawing a mandala out of this whole experience.

The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.”It represents the universe in some religions. I would like to believe it as showing the ‘true colors’ of a being, in this case the squirrel.

This is the second shot at drawing a mandala,hope you guy like it! 🙂

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Quoz Arts Fest 2016

What I loved the most about this event was the vibes.With music,food and art in one place it was an ideal afternoon to explore new ideas and new perceptions in life.

From the venue we explored various galleries around the Al Quoz area which I wouldn’t have otherwise.

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Enter the Good Vibes Market. I didn’t explore the market because of budget constraints. 😛

What I did explore was the galleries around the area in detail.

 

FN Designs-Kathryn Wilson’t Saturate

In this new collection, she experiments with oil,acrylic and spray painting techniques to create a visual celebration of light and color in motion.Circular canvases with curved edges serve as a portal through which stimulating experience is created for the viewer.

Kathryn’s interest lies in the ever changing form of water,from mountainous swells that barrel across an open sea to the light permeating through the surface of a wadi pool.

 

 

3 skills you need to survive in the Dubai metro

Well hello!
I travel using the metro every other day. In order to really survive the public transport in Dubai you need to do the following:
1) Exercise patience every single day: 2)The metro is not for the ones who can’t understand the people around. You’ll need to adjust according to different situations, etc.
3)Good body balance :No. It’s not acceptable to fall on other people.  Just not.Get used to.

I will add on to the list if I find anything interesting.

Till then,

Good Night.

Mama Tani Cafe, Jumeirah

‘Mama Tani’ means second mother in Arabic. Its what toddlers call their Grandmothers in Egypt. Mama Tani’s recipes were always delicious, always made with the finest ingredients and always served with love. Mama Tani Café  aims to bring the taste of the Arab childhood.

Everything in Mama Tani in Jumeirah boasts of its Emirati origin. The décor is modernized Emirati and though the menu may seem simplistic, it works. The café has a good variety of Emirati sandwiches and beverages.

Given its location, ambience and its simple but healthy food, the prices are affordable. I tried one of the traditional Emirati bread called “khameer” and the Karak Tea. The Tailor made Basil had a filling which was made up of labneh, basil leaves, walnuts and black olives. The bread was fresh and soft. The snack was light but l felt satisfied.

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Tired of fast food outlets and drinking extremely strong coffee? Mama Tani Cafe is a nice refreshing change.

To find out more about Mama Tani Cafe, Check out their Website: www.mamatani.com

You can also catch them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.