Monthly Archives: September 2011

Can you give up your mobile phone for one day?

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Twenty years back, no one could have imagined that, one day in the future, it will be possible to communicate with whomever you want on this earth with only one click! That’s right, now it requires just to press the calling button and you will be connected within few seconds. Adapting to technology is not the problem for anyone anymore, starting from a two years old kid, and ending with an old man. Again, this is not the problem, the real problem is adapting to live without these tools anymore!

Mobile , iPad, laptop, digital cam, bluetooth and wireless devices, etc …. Well, despite the fact that I am not a heavy user of these hi-tech stuff , but – with all the grief – I have  been infected with the addiction to this new age disease.  If – for example – I forget my mobile phone, then I feel lost and some part of my body is missing, as I never lived without it before! It is too much and unbearable at all.

When your mobile runs out accidentally of battery, you feel that your day and mood are  turned upside down (by the way, this problem can be resolved by having extra fully charged battery with you for instance). Anyway, how come have we become so much attached to those full of electromagnetic – or whatever – signals, metal-plastic devices? Maybe it is the new lifestyle.

Is it really hard for someone to give up his mobile phone for one day? I think yes. What really annoys me recently is when I see someone holding two or three cell phones in his hand! I do not deny the fact that there are some people who really need this, but most of them have just provoking answers when it comes to ask: ” Why do you carry more than one cell phone with you? ” You hear different responses such as: ” For fun! To be cool! Fashion! ” Whatever dude!

 I really hope that it will come again the day in which I shall not care about carrying this thing with me, especially when I seek few minutes to relax in the toilet!

Jilbab fashion

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Because recently my husband and I were in Jordan, where I could see a great variety of jilbab models and colours I thought it will make a good topic to write about. Before few years when I started covering one could find jilbab only in dark colour or white,grey, cream with very old and ugly models so back than I totally rejected the idea to wear any time soon a jilbab. Fortunately for me and other young women that like to cover and still look nice nowadays there are plenty of models and colours that can fit any woman’s age or requirement.

I think is better to show you some of this models.

Turkish hijab & outfit

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   Although there are many ways in which you can cover and still look chic, personally I consider the way Turkish women wear their hijab the most feminine and pretty style. Many women don’t like to wear square hijab and I support them but when we talk about Turkish hijab the situation changes for me. That is because I like the fabric from which they are made and the way it can frame a woman’s face and make her look so feminine and beautiful but modest at the same time.

   Lately fashion has developed so much in Turkey and now Turkish style is unique, easy to wear and recognize. Whether it’s about wearing jilbab with long skirt or with western clothes the accent is always on the hijab.

   Hijab and outfits

   Tutorial 1

   Tutorial 2

    Tutorial 3

Childhood memories …

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Who does not remember his childhood and all the cherished memories related to it? Despite the hard times included, we still wanna go back there and never grow up again. I have imagined myself over and over waking up one morning, finding myself a kid again, not having a single piece of  responsibility or any worries regarding this messed up life.

I was wrong! We all had been wrong at some moment. Since we were kids, the first obsession was when are we gonna grow up? when are we gonna finish school then enter University and have a degree to get employed? Or simply for others getting a job without going through that complicated process. Well, I am sorry! I didn’t realize how hard and unwanted desire I craved for.

Nostalgic! That is what I feel lately. I miss those days when we used to have less, but pleased more. A very few days ago, we were on vacation in Jordan – and for those who do not know, Jordan lies in the middle east region East to Palestine; West to Iraq; North to Saudi Arabia and South to Syria – and the school there already has just started, what a warm feeling I felt when I saw students filling the streets after their day at school had finished! I wished from the bottom of my heart to return back to those days where absolutely nothing was keeping our minds busy.

Do you remember when we used to feel the value of time in the past?  After school is over, we immediately run to play in the neighborhood, those games such as hide and seek, police and thieves, and a lot more. Computer was a non-existing word in our dictionaries at that time. Food and drinks had had a genuine taste back then; water had had different colorless color and tasteless taste!  At night we all used to gather and start narrating horror stories and everyone starts shivering without being able to go back home alone until someone escorts him :).

I can not talk about this anymore since I really started to shed some tears, the only consolation for me is that I consider myself a happy person who really lived and enjoyed his childhood. So, are you happy at this moment? I guess so :D.