Important Lesson about Happiness

Throughout my life I have learned many lessons and one of them that I carry on in my life and continue to use is the importance of being happy. Happiness is a choice made by a person to love and cherish everyday and every moment of their life. Choosing to be happy and positive in your life is an amazing thing because it opens up many doors in your life. Being happy always helps you out whether its things or people who make you happy. Just remember that you can make the world a much better place by being happier and smiling. This year I made it my goal and mission to be more happy and positive and I am glad to say that I did follow through. It can be small things that could push you to be positive or continue on inspiring you towards happiness such as quotes of the day. Since Summer I have been writing out quotes of the day on my whiteboard every night for the next day and it helps me stay positive and just keeps me going throughout the whole day. You know I think of it as something being important to your life but also essential to be happy. Many times in your life you will get news or discover things that aren’t that good and you always need to see the bright side of the issue in order to keep you going. Like most recently one of my classes I haven’t been doing so well and I wasn’t feeling that happy or positive because I was having a hard time.

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But then I realized that you know life’s to short and you should be happy and positive no matter what circumstances are present. Always look on the bright side of things and make your negatives a positive. Just like how you get a rid of a number in algebra equations 2 negatives make a positive. (Wow I actually learned something and used it in my life just kidding maybe 😛 ). Any who, where was I oh yeah so you need to always be positive no matter how hard times get because in the end every thing gets better. After All every thing happens for a reason and so no matter what happens just remember that it occurred for a reason and will later lead you to more success. I learned that when I was younger and didn’t do that great in school and so I kept on trying and trying and thankfully I have been doing better since last  year. Also some of those things happen to make you a stronger person and I actually experienced that once but I will save that for another post. I ask you all to remember that we are all given this life because we are able to handle it so why don’t we choose to make a happy life than a sad life. With that I conclude, my lesson and talk on happiness always be happy and always spread joy to others. Because you never may know what that person is going through. I hope this post helped some of you and made you realize what it means to be happy and why you should do it.

P.S  never forget to smile because everyone has a beautiful smile that can make this world a more kind and better place. 🙂

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Favorite Products for Relaxing Days

Have any of you guys had a tiring week or day and you just want to sit back and relax? Well I have and I sure know some of the best products you could use to help you relax. Usually the day in which I want to relax would be on a weekend, I would start with a bath. The best thing to help you relax is indeed a bath, I love to use any type of Lush Products. They are seriously the best and they have amazing items for baths. The products I love to use the most are their bath bombs which come in a variety of shapes and colors. plus they are so fun to watch once you place them in your tub and the end result is always the best. The Bath Bomb I currently have been using is Intergalactic and it is really pretty. Once you place it in the water it immediately turns into a deep blue color which is calming and relaxing, also did I mention that the water then will have gold glitter specks as a result from the bath bomb. Other bath bombs that I have loved are the Experimenter, Big Blue, and Tisty Tosty. I also purchased a couple of bubble bars that I haven’t tried yet and they are Milky Bath, Big Bang, The Comforter, Blue Skies and Fluffy white clouds, and a french kiss. Check out their website to see more images of the products and their benefits  http://www.lushusa.com/ and they have https://www.lushmena.com/ .

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Intergalactic

The Experimenter

The Experimenter

 

Big Blue

Big Blue

 

Tisty Tosty

Tisty Tosty

Another one of their products that I love to use are their face masks, Omg they are really amazing and they do help your skin. One of my favorite’s is the Cupcake Mask which helps with teenage skin and calms breakouts plus it smells like chocolate so yup :).  I also love using there cup o coffee mask and the mask of magnaminty. Those are some of the best face masks that I have tried and I can’t wait to go and buy more.

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I also really enjoy this brand called Sanctuary Spa and if you live in Kuwait then you can find them at Boots. I really love their sea salt scrub and it’s really moisturising. Trust me when I say this it will leave ur skin moisturizer for the whole day. Plus it’s really great to put on your face. I also love another one of their scrubs the hot sensual scrub. What’s cool about this is that when u apply the scrub and start rubbing it becomes really warm and soothing for your skin. They also have many more amazing products that are really nice like there bubble bath liquids. Check it out on http://www.boots.com/en/Sanctuary-Spa/Bath-and-body/ .

 

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Another product/brand I like to use is candles by Bath and Body Works. They seriously have a great line of candles with amazing scents. Personally I love the Autumn candle that comes seasonally and I just got it and I am super excited to use it. As well as the Anti-Stress Relief, Mahogany Teakwood, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Japanese Cherry Blossom,etc. They are all amazing and have different and unique scents that will amaze and please you. Check them out on http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4147333&cm_sp=FO-_-Home+Fragrance-_-3-Wick+Candles&cp=12586994.12936192 .
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Those are some of the products that I enjoyed and really love using when stressed out or just need a break. I hope you guys take into consideration of these products and try them out. Trust me on these products that I recommend cause they are amazing and great for your skin as well as great for you to use whenever you want to.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

20 Facts About Me

Since many more people are beginning to read my posts I thought that I would create one that introduces who I am. So therefore, I will be posting 20 facts about me that many of you readers may not know of.

  1. I am 14 years old and will turn 15 on the 5th of February.
  2. I am born and raised in Kuwait.
  3. I am the youngest out of all of my siblings.
  4. I have 4 older sisters.
  5. My favorite food is Sushi.
  6.  I am obsessed with the color purple.
  7. One of my favorite subjects in school is English.
  8. I love cooking and baking.
  9. I enjoy shopping with my siblings.
  10. I love traveling and exploring new countries.
  11. I love New York City and not to mention the Halal Guys food cart.
  12. Avenues is one of my favorite places to go to and shop at.
  13. Pinkberry is my favorite Frozen Yogurt shop seriously though I am obsessed with their yogurt its delicious.
  14. I now know how to sew since I previously last year had taken sewing class.
  15. I love nail polish and painting my nails, my favorite brand is Essie they have the best and most classiest colors.
  16. I have a huge obsession with Lush products and literally would spend all my money there if I could.
  17. I am taller than all of my siblings and my mom which is funny cause I am much younger than them.
  18. My favorite drink from Starbucks is a Chocolate Frappicino during the summer and in winter I love their pumpkin spice latte.
  19. I have been wearing glasses since I was 9 years old and still am to this day.
  20. I had appendicitis surgery at the age of 7 it sure was an experience but hey i got 2 weeks off from the second grade thats a win to me :p.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

How to stay Motivaited/Inspired

Do you ever have those times where your feeling really lazy and have no desire to do anything that you should be doing? Yeah, well don’t worry cause I feel the same way  about school. I mean last year halfway through the year I was just like ugh whatever I will do this later. I kept on procrastinating the entire year and I am trying  not to do it so much for this year and the upcoming years but sometimes it happens. Procrastination gets the better of you but don’t you worry I have got a c couple of tips and tricks to help you out with your inspiration/motivation. Luckily, right now I am currently still motivated and still have a little motivation left in me hopefully. So I decided to help you guys out by  giving you some tips and tricks to help you stay motivated whether it’s for the school year or anything that requires your hard work and dedication.

1. One thing I like to do that keeps me motivated is having a post it wall board that’s above my desk. If you live in Kuwait you can find them in Jarir bookstore. I decorate the whole wall board with motivation pictures that I found online. They are super convenient because not only can they be great to put motivational pictures and quotes. But they can also be great for sticking up some important pieces of work whether a project or test deadline ,etc. Which is why I like this post it board plus its makes your working space look really nice and cute and at the same time very convenient.

This is my motivational board above my desk

This is my motivational board above my desk

2. Another thing that helps me stay motivated and focused is having a nice study area. I love having my area being neat and organized. On my desk I have a monthly whiteboard calendar , then I have like 2 cups that hold all of my pens and stuff, and I have this paper holder on the side. To me and maybe to others it is very beneficial for a person to have a neat space in order to complete work or become successful. Now I know that I have talked about success a lot but this can be one of the most beneficial aspects of it. A lot of people may agree that they may not be able to study or perform any work tasks because of the area not being neat or organized.

Here is an example of an organized desk space (not mine)

Here is an example of an organized desk space (not mine)

3. An essential to me while working is that I must  have a mini fan cause it can get hot sometimes and especially when you’re studying and trying to focus your attention on your tasks. I also just recently bought an Aroma Diffuser from Muji, and it is super amazing I highly recommend it to anyone for any purposes. The best essential oils to me are lavender and eucalyptus they smell so good. This diffuser is really beneficial to any one and has many aspects and uses for anything. I recommend you get this item because not only does it keep your room or work space smelling amazing but it also could help you focus. Studies have even shown that peppermint oil or any thing with mint will and can help increase your level of focus. As well as provide many health benefits. Be sure to check the Aroma Diffuser from Muji out at http://www.muji.com/kw-en/aroma/ if you’re in Kuwait, and if your in America http://www.muji.us/store/

Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser from Muji

Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser from Muji

 

4. You also could just re decorate your workspace to make you feel like you want to work and make you inspired and motivated. Which is what I did last year and it helped me a lot to feel more inspired and motivated. Just make sure that your space is not to distracting but yet not too plain unless you like it that way. That was one of my most important factors when decorating my study space. You can make it really decorative and cozy to make you have an interest in studying to motivate you more. Or you could keep it nice and simple and not too crowded with decorations but still decorated. Below is a picture from google where other people chose how to decorate their work space as they seemed fit.

A very simple yet motivating work space nicely decorated.

A very simple yet motivating work space nicely decorated.

Thank You All, for reading this post and I hope that you enjoyed it. I also hope that this helped you guys with trying to become more motivated and inspired. I know these are just a few tips but those are the ones that helped me out the most, and I just wanted to share them with you.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Favorite Sushi Restaurant Review: Katsuya

Hey Everyone,

Hows your week going so far? I hope your glad it’s the weekend cause I am super stoked and can’t wait to catch up on some extra sleep and relax. That’s if I don’t end up having a ton of homework. Well since it’s the weekend I figured that many of you may like to go out and hang out with your family’s, and have lunch in restaurant’s. So I decided to give you a highly recommended restaurant that I love, that is if you like Japanese food. Katsuya is a Japanese restaurant that is designed and created by Philippe Starck who is a world leading designer of luxury restaurants, hotel and real estate properties.

Katsuya’s Japanese Kanji symbol “Katsu” means “Victory” or “To Win” and it’s fitting considering the critics the restaurant has won over with it’s intensive combination of Japanese and Californian cuisine.Katsuya is an absolutely amazing and delicious restaurant the second you step in you will end up loving this place and will always want to come back. Actually, it wasn’t until a couple months ago that I tried this place out and completely fell in love with it. The food is really something amazing it’s indescribable, especially for me since I am a huge sushi lover. Most importantly to me Katsuya has a very open and welcoming atmosphere which to me is important to make the place you dine at give you an incredible experience. From the moment you sit down everyone is very nice and welcoming and offers you anything you may want. What I love is that they give you some hot hand towels to just clean your hands with. Afterwards they hand you your menu which needless to say has some really mouthwatering dishes on it. Servers will welcome you in by saying “IRASHAIMASE” and as you leave they will say “ARIGATO GOZAIMAS”. Katsuya currently has eight locations in LA, Las Vegas, South Beach, Kuwait, and Dubai with more coming soon around the world.

 Okay so enough of me talking about my love for sushi let’s get into the items on the menu that I ordered and enjoyed the most.

My usual order is a crispy chicken salad, edamame with sea salt, cucumber roll, shrimp tempura roll, and a braised short rib bop. First off the edamame was super tasty, and the way they cooked it is that they lightly tossed in some salt and is served to you really warm. So you know that the food is completely fresh and made for you. I love edamame and I think there really is nothing I can say to make you love this dish because well it just sells itself .

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Next off we have the Crispy Chicken salad , to be honest with you guys I really loved this dish the amount of tastiness in it is indescribable. The salad is an asian salad that is mixed with rice noodles, wonton crisps and shredded chicken, served with a plum vinaigrette. The sauce was so amazing and full of taste to me mixed with the chicken that was the best part of the dish, I want the chef to know that they are doing a tremendously amazing job with all these dishes. It wasn’t until my sister had lunch with me and my dad till I noticed how good this dish was that was the first time I tried it and about the third time I had visited the restaurant.

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The cucumber roll was one of my favorites loved the simplicity in the dish it was a really light and tasty roll. The roll was filled with crunchy cucumber  and sesame seed. It was a pretty delicious roll and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a plain roll. The other roll I tried which was my favorite is the shrimp tempura roll. The shrimp tempura roll consisted of crispy shrimp tempura with cucumber and avocado. My verdict was that this roll was really amazing and had a great taste to it, and the shrimp was really lovely and a compliment to the rest of the roll.

Cucumber Roll

Cucumber Roll

 

Shrimp Tempura Roll

Shrimp Tempura Roll

The next dish I tried which was really delicious the short rib bop. This dish comes to your table extremely hot in this bowl and consists of pieces of beef and rice mixed with vegetables and has a bit of spice to it. But it really was enjoyable and I would recommend it for anyone who likes to have rice with rib beef which was really delicious.

Short Rib Bop

Short Rib Bop

All in All, I really enjoyed my visit at Katsuya and would definitely go back and recommend you guys to go and check it out. I hope you all enjoyed this review about Katsuya and I hope that I helped with this recommendation, enjoy your weekend with your family and friends.

My Favourite Hobby

So some of you may wonder what I enjoy doing in my free time besides writing some posts, well I am about to tell you some of my favorites. First of all, one of my hobbies is doodling, I enjoy it a lot because I get to just relax and draw some random sketches and I like to do that whilst watching TV. Another one of my hobbies is crocheting, I love to sit and just crochet a rug which is what I have been doing during the summer. One of the places where they sell this stuff is at Jarir bookstore where they offer it in a kit which is what I got for the rug. I also enjoy Traveling which is what I do sometimes throughout the year, one of my favourite places to go is New York as you all may know.I really do hope that soon once I get older I will get to travel to the places that i always wanted to visit and see. Last but not least I really enjoy cooking which is a really fun hobby to do, plus you get some food out of it. I mean who doesn’t love food I know a lot of people may not enjoy making it but I certainly do, I always think that I am on a cooking show and then start talking to a fake camera. Those are my favourite hobbies besides blogging but I have a question for you what are your favourite hobbies? I mean blogging is one of my most favourite hobbies of all time, simply because you can just sit down and write your thoughts. Any who, I hope you guys really enjoyed reading this post and learning about my hobbies.

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Love, Miss Talks  xoxoxoxo