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Summer Travel: The Trip to Dubai

Most of you have probably wondered, what I have done with my summer, did I travel or just stay in Kuwait?  Well I am going to tell you where i went and what I did.  This summer I mostly stayed in Kuwait because my sister Najeebah came back from the US during the end of July. So we were all so excited to see her since the last time we saw her was last summer so it has been almost a year since the last time.  A few days after Najeebah was back my mother asked both her and I whether we would like to go to Dubai for a short getaway trip.  My sister and I hurriedly said yes, a few days later we packed our bags and prepared ourselves for the trip.

The day of our travel we got up at 8:00AM, got dressed and had our father drop us off at the airport.  The moment we landed in Dubai we were hit with a blast of humidity and heat, once we picked up our luggage, which was done very quickly since we only had three carry-ons, we took a taxi cab and headed to the Kempinski Hotel which is located in the Mall of Emirates.  We checked in, freshened up and headed downstairs to the mall to have lunch.

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Day 2 of our trip was spent shopping in a new mall called “Dragon Mart”, where my sister, mother, and I spent some money to buy new dresses and caftans (dara3a’s) and other stuff.  Once we finished all the shopping we headed upstairs to the food court and got us some Kabab and rice which my mother and sister Jumana (Jacqui) kept on raving that this is the best Kabab ever.  Since we were tired we placed the order for take-away and headed back to the hotel to eat it. My mother decided to take a short nap while my sister Najeebah and I headed down to the mall to shop.  My sister bought a couple of t-shirts while I only bought a purse.  We later headed to the food court and grabbed ourselves a small dinner which we ended up eating in our hotel room while watching TV.

Day 3 of our trip we decided to tackle the day early by having breakfast at iHop, while my mom made a short trip back to “Dragon Mart” to grab things she forgot the last time.  My sister and I headed down to the pool, where we sat in a place that had shade because it was so sunny and we could not find our suntan lotion.  I decided to go into the pool while my sister sat on the chairs watching out for me.   While we were still at the pool we ordered lemonade and stayed there for about 2 hours and a half. By 3 pm my sister and I headed back to the hotel.  I  showered and changed into my outfit and then blow dried my hair. Najeebah and I  headed down to the Cheesecake Factory for some lunch and afterwards we went to some shops that my sister wanted to see and so we finished headed back to the hotel. Since my mom and sister were so tired and did not feel like going back to the mall to grab some dinner I ordered for myself room service since that is what they told me to do. The food arrived I watched TV and had my dinner and then slept at 10 because the next day we had to get up at 8:00 am so we have some breakfast and check out of the hotel.

Day 4 the last day of our trip we woke up and called room service for some breakfast.  We ate, then got dressed, checked out of the hotel by 12:30 PM, went to the airport and checked in 2 bags.  We boarded the plane and it took off on time and we landed in Kuwait about 3:45 PM. My dad picked us up and we headed  back to the house.

That was the end of my exciting and fun trip.

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Game Review: Quiz Up

Nowadays  my favorite game that I am absolutely addicted to is called Quiz Up it is available in the app store. In this app you can quiz yourself with other people from around the world in topics such as Arts, Business, Educational, Games, Geography, History, Lifestyle, Literature, Movies, Music, Nature, Science , Sports, And Tv. I personally love this game so much because  you can challenge other people and you also learn new things. I recommend this game because I find it fun and educational at the same time. Therefore I shall tell you to go and purchase it.

P.S. It is Free 

 

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Planning Why is it so Important?

Sometimes I wonder why is planning so  important? Or why do I have to plan? Planning is Important because if you do not know how to plan then you are never going to be successful in life.  If u don’t plan you will be apart of someone else plan . I myself Plan only during the school year using the schools planner to write down homework, test dates, and etc.  But I have realized that the key to success is planning and if I want to do well in school I should plan out my day, write down important events, create a to do list if needed, and etc. Planning for success means Analyzing your goals, Setting Goals, Working out priorities, Planning your day, and etc.

Analyzing your Goals:

What does analyzing your goals mean? It means to separate your long term personal and professional goals from other goals that are not  necessary.

Setting Goals:

When setting all of your goals you have to divide them in to short and long term, personal and professional goals .Consider whether your goals are the ones that you will achieve through life. Set a Schedule or time table so that you decide when you want to achieve each of your goals throughout life.

Working Out Priorities: 

Once you have listed and organized all your goals into different categories then you need to arrange them in priority order. Each goal that you have arranged into priority order will involve the successful completion of a number of tasks.

Planning Your Day : 

Any busy day should include a mixture of tasks A,B, and C. Plan a selection of tasks that you can realistically achieve in one day. While making sure that the working day does not stretch to more than 20 hours.

 

These steps that I have mentioned lead you to planning for success and show you why planning is important.

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Book Review: Stick Dog by Tom Watson

The main idea of this book is about  when Stick Dog and his 4 friends Poo Poo, Karen, Stripes, and Mutt go out to try and find out how to steal hamburgers from the humans.

The author states in this book that teamwork is very important and to listen to one and another. For example, when Karen was lost stripes,mutt, and stick dog came up with a plan and thought of places where Karen would be. This means that even though that they wanted hamburgers they decided that Karen was more important than hamburgers so they headed out and started searching for her.

The author also states that it takes a lot of effort and teamwork to have a successful plan. Over all the importance of this book is about how teamwork and helping one and another leads to a successful plan.

P.S: This book is a must have for Diary of a Wimpy Kid lovers , and Big Nate, etc.

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Happy New Year 2014

Dear Blog-airy,

Today is the day we have all been waiting for it is January the first, why have we been looking forward to this day well it is because it is the New Year.New Year is all about, new life, new friends, everything is basically new that is the best part of it, because if you made a lot of mistakes in 2013 then in 2014 you can reflect on them and fix some of your mistakes. My favorite part of  the New Year  is that My Birthday is coming soon yay February the fifth keep it marked on your calendars people  February 5 LujainTalks Birthday, Thank you all.

I hope you enjoy the New Year and all my wishes and hopes go out to you.Have an Amazing 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Thank You all for being with me in 2013 reading my posts , commenting , and making me feel awesome.

Bye Bye!!!

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Book Review : ‘The Middle School Years’

Dear Blog – airy,

So Lately I have been reading a book called “The Middle School Years: Get Me Out of Here” by James Patterson.  In this book which I am currently reading there is this boy named Rafe, he is the  main character who is a 6th Grader. He just moved from a village where people loved him and he was so popular.  In the next minute Rafe was in the car driving to live in a new city with his Grandmother, Mother, and Sister. Rafe was later enrolled in a new school which he hated as soon as he entered because everyone was being mean to Rafe. They laughed, teased, and talked behind his back.

This reminds me of  last year when I was in Grade 5 how two girls used to bully me and tease me, laugh at me, and talk behind my back. Then my friends back stabbed me and joined the bullying. But in the end  my real friends and I back stabbed the bullies and they were feeling the pain of the mighty Lujain Talks and not to mess with her.

Three things I learned from my past are not to talk back to bullies,  be strong, and face the bullies.I enjoyed reading this book and will be continuing as I head to bed.Hope you Blog- airy have a nice holiday and a GOOD NIGHT !!!!!!!!

xo xo,

Miss Talks (aka Lujain Talks)