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

Book Review: Where You’ll Find Me By: Natasha Friend

Good Evening Everyone,

I thought that for this post that I would review a book that I really enjoyed reading, and I mean I really loved it to the point that I couldn’t stop reading it. There are very few books that make me feel that way and keep me hooked so when I find one that I really like I feel like I should share it  with you guys and review it. First of all, this book is mainly about the main character Anna Collette who is 13 years old and is trying to find herself and figure out who she is. What I loved most about this book is that there isn’t one dull moment and what I mean by that is that there are many obstacles and things happening. This book is very well written and once you start reading it you can’t stop,which is what I love about it. The author did such a good job by keeping the readers hooked. This book can be very easy to relate to for some people in some parts of the story which I find that it is a good thing for a writer to have. So that when they write their stories there able to share their experiences with others. So that the others are able to relate to the author and know that what has happened to them has happened to others and that there not alone.

The book starts off with Anna dealing with her parents who have become divorced and how her mother has gotten very sick. On top of that she is beginning to lose some of her friends and she is not happy about that. Throughout the story, you will find her constantly dealing with these issues and trying to figure out a way to know who she is and to try to deal with all this change that is currently happening in her life. All I can say is that the way that this book  was written is purely amazing and that I was able to finish this book in a small amount of time (that’s how good the book was where it kept me hooked the entire time). So if you guys want a book that is interesting and won’t make you lose interest I suggest that you start reading this one. I would say that this book would target audiences from 14 and above so mainly teenagers like me. I highly recommend this book and that’s all I can say without spoiling it for you guys, hope you enjoyed reading this short review.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Spring Break Orlando Pt 2

So where was I, ahh yes I believe my Mother and I were just about boarding our flight to Orlando at around 2 in the afternoon. The flight took about two hours and thirty minutes so it wasn’t that long of a flight, and was quite enjoyable. Mother fell asleep while I remained awake and was listening to my music and watching a couple of Tv Shows for the remainder of the flight. At around 5pm we landed and reached Orlando, I was looking out the window while we were landing and must I say Orlando is absolutely beautiful. After getting our baggage and stamping our passports and what not we got into a taxi and headed to our hotel.

Now our hotel was super amazing I don’t even know how to describe it, we were staying at Disney Coronado Springs Hotel. Must I say I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to go and see Disneyland. The hotel was so pretty and had so many amazing features to it. The coolest thing to me was that the hotel was divided into different parts, so the lobby was a building by itself and then around it there were about 14 buildings with 3 floors that had all of the rooms. That place was super cool and you literally didn’t feel like you were in a hotel. It was so amazing that in order to go out to the lobby you had to walk across this beautiful lake and then you would reach the lobby. But I mean its Disney this is what you expect and will get and they will exceed your expectations. I remember when we were searching for hotels to stay at and I knew that this one would be the best one and the pictures online do not disappoint. It’s even better in person especially the view of the lake from the nicely decorated rooms.

 

Our Hotel from the Street.

Our Hotel from the Street.

 

Inside the Hotel Lobby

Inside the Hotel Lobby

 

The view while riding on the golf cart heading to my room.

The view while riding on the golf cart heading to my room.

 

Another view while heading to our room.

Another view while heading to our room.

 

The view while riding on the golf cart heading to my room.

The view while riding on the golf cart heading to my room.

 

Me outside my hotel.

Me outside my hotel.

 

The view outside of our room

The view outside of our room.

 

After checking in at our fabulous hotel we got a ride in a golf cart to take us to our room. See this is what I was talking about don’t you see how awesome and cool this is. So we left the lobby and then we got into the golf cart and the driver loaded up our bags onto the back and drove us to our building. We were located in the 5th building on the second floor which was pretty far away from the lobby but the drive their was amazing. On our way to the building the sights that I had observed were indescribable and the sun was starting to set, so you could imagine I was literally dying thinking that I was in another world. I had never seen a sunset as pretty as the one in Orlando after all it is the state of sunshine :). Once we reached our room we decided to call it a night order some room service and head to bed at around 8pm.

The next day we originally had planned to go to Magic kingdom but decided to explore the outlets instead. The outlets in Orlando are really nice and had amazing sales and offers. Especially during the time we went which was during Spring Break and it was an amazing Outlet. That day consisted of exploring the outlet and buying some nice stuff. At the end of all that shopping we headed back to the hotel to just sit and relax. Over the course of the next 3 days Mother and I viewed and explored Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. All of those parks were seriously amazing and exploring them was a blast.

The Disney Store

The Disney Store.

On the 4th of April we went and checked out the Magic Kingdom theme park and must I say it was my favorite park out of all the ones that I had the chance to explore. Our day started off at around 5;30 am ( now I know what your thinking again why would she wake up at 5am during vacation?) well I had to because our only ride to the theme parks was the bus stop at our hotel.But getting up early and heading to parks was so nice cause it wasn’t crowded at all and we spent a good 7 hours there and at each park. I won’t continue on and bore you of all the other details because as they say a picture says a thousand words so the pictures that I have will speak for themselves.

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The Entrance of Magic Kingdom.

The Entrance of Magic Kingdom.

 

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Got a Character Painting of me at Magic Kingdom

Got a Character Painting of me at Magic Kingdom

On the 5th of April we headed to the animal kingdom park which was a really nice and adventurous park. The design of the park was super unique and amazing you definitely felt like you were at a jungle or in the woods. One of my favorite things to do at the Animal Kingdom was to go on a safari adventure and we were able to see real life animals. That ride was really an adventure and it was enjoyable.

One of the sights at Animal Kingdom.

One of the sights at Animal Kingdom.

The day after we headed to the Hollywood Studios park and explored it, it was a nice park but not my favorite but I did enjoy going to the plays and shows they had on as well as visiting the exhibits. My favorite one was the one about Walt Disney and the reason behind creating Disney Land and World. All in All, It was a pretty great trip and I had a blast after we got back from Orlando to New York we spent about 2 days in the city just walking around and doing some shopping and visiting the places we have been to before.

Standing with the Mickey Statue at the Entrance of Hollywood Studios.

Standing with the Mickey Statue at the Entrance of Hollywood Studios.

 

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

 

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

 

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

In the Walt Disney Exhibit.

 

Me with Goofy.

Me with Goofy.

 

Goofy letting me know that he likes my Bun #onfleek

Goofy letting me know that he likes my Bun #haironfleek

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Me with the toys at Hollywood Studios

Me with the toys at Hollywood Studios

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention the day we were leaving which was April 9 was the day the new MacBooks were launching the mini ones and my sister J wanted one so bad. So Mother and I headed to the nearest apple store to go and see if they had one available in the store. Sadly they didn’t but if they did it would have been cool to be the first people to walk out the store with one of them and news reporters were out there waiting to get a glimpse. But yeah we made it to the airport at great timing and we left to head back home to Kuwait at 9pm and landed back here at 4pm. I hope you all enjoyed reading about my spring break adventure and hope that it was fun to read.

P.S those pictures from outside the hotel are completely real and were taken by me cause
I know it looks so unrealistic but it was.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Spring Break in Orlando – Pre Orlando

About a couple months back in the year I was sitting on the couch and talking with my mother and telling her about where I wanted to go for spring break and this year I really wanted to go to Orlando. A day after that while I was sitting on the chair at school  I saw this message from my mom and it was a picture of a travel itinerary  for our flight. I couldn’t believe it I didn’t think that it would really happen I was filled with happiness and joy, I just couldn’t wait for the trip. I  just love to go out and explore the world and you get such a great feeling when you go to a new country that you have never been in before, and you just want to go out explore and have fun and don’t forget to make new memories. As the months passed by slowly I was just counting down the days till I would leave and explore a new country. Once April was around the corner I had to start packing my suitcases for my trip and of course my sisters and father kept on telling me to pack light so that I would have space to buy stuff from Orlando and put them in my luggage and bring them back with me.

April 1,2015  5:15 am, I woke up from my beauty sleep and I rushed towards the bathroom to get dressed and brush my teeth to get ready for my flight. Once I was ready I closed up my suitcases and my Father loaded them up on to the car. Mother and I were then heading to the airport with my Father at 6 am. On the way to the airport Mother and I were chatting with Father and telling him what we will do once we get there in New York. Oops  did I forget to mention that in order to get to Orlando I would have to fly out to New York and stay their a night, and then take a flight out of New York to Orlando the next afternoon.  After a long 30 minute ride to the airport, we finally arrived there and checked in our bags to the plane at the check in counter. As always we  have to go to Starbucks because well who doesn’t love it, so after we checked in our bags Mother, Father, and I went down to Starbucks to have a couple of drinks. I had a hot chocolate and Father had a cappuccino while Mother didn’t want to drink anything so she just had water. IMG_3469

We headed into the gate at around 8:30 am as we waited it was finally time to board the plane at 11 am. I was beginning to get tired of waiting and I just couldn’t wait to take off and leave. Mother and I got on the plane and put our carry ons on the over head bin on top of our seats and sat down with our seat belts fastened waiting to take off. 12 pm we finally took off, throughout the flight I slept for a couple of hours watched tv on my ipad thanks to my sis Jumana (Jacqui) I was watching the Goldbergs and has anyone seen it if you haven’t then I recommend you to it’s super funny was laughing throughout the whole flight, and listened to some music on my iphone and my ipod. Of course I was very eager to get to New York to see my sister who lives there but unfortunately she was busy so we weren’t able to see her but that’s okay. As the hours went by slowly it finally was time to land and once we landed it was about 5 pm and chilly like 41 degrees Fahrenheit. We got off the plane got our passports stamped and collected our luggage from the baggage belt and hailed a taxi to head to our hotel. Our hotel was very close to La Guardia Airport because the next day we would take a flight  from New York to Orlando.

After a 30 minute drive from the airport to our hotel we finally arrived and we checked in our beautiful room and relaxed. It was about 7:30 pm when I was starting to get hungry and I asked Mother if I could order room service so I ordered a shrimp cocktail which by the way was very delicious but was a small portion wish that we got 2 of it but oh well, I also ordered a Caesar salad it was also yummy. While I was waiting for the food to arrive my Mother had fallen asleep and I started to feel very tired so I fell asleep. Of course I forgot all about the food and my Mom woke me up at 9pm telling me the food was here and I was so hungry so I got up and started to eat the shrimp cocktail and my caesar salad. While I was eating I was checking my messages and Instagram and decided to brush my teeth and go back to bed.Mother decided to do the same thing since we were both exhausted from our 14 hour flight from Kuwait to New York ( 14 hours I know what you are thinking and it was super exhausting).

We got up around 9 am and freshened up and got dressed and headed down to the lobby, Mother and I went into the hotels restaurant and decided to order some breakfast.I had some pancakes while Mom had eggs and toast we both had some orange juice and we sat in the restaurant for about half an hour. We talked to our family back home and sent them pictures since Dad was demanding we send them so he could see what we were doing  and feel like he is apart of the vacation. At around 11 am Mother and I zipped up our bags made sure nothing was missing and checked out of the hotel. Luckily for us there was a bus outside the hotel that would take you directly to your gate at the airport, So Mom and I got on the bus and the bus driver loaded up our luggage to the place where they put them. Finally, after a long and bumpy ride we reached our gate and got off the bus and the bus driver handed us our bags and we left to go and get our boarding tickets. We got our tickets and checked in our suitcases, then we headed for the TSA security check where while we were in line we saw a police dog who was sniffing our suitcases.After that we were asked to put our backpacks and carry-ons in buckets and take off our coats,laptops,shoes,and any liquids from our bags to the buckets. This process took us about 5 minutes tops, once we were done we headed to a restaurant and ate before our flight. We got on the plane at 2 pm and took off and Mother and I were on our way to Orlando. Stay tuned for the next post where I will include details about Orlando and what we did their.

 

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Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Life Lesson about Success

Today I wanted to share with you a lesson that I have learned throughout my life, I was taught this at a young age. When I was in 2nd grade my sister showed me how to start planning and the importance of a planner. Since then I have kept on using a planner and never stopped, and I probably talk about planning and planners a lot but it’s very important for someone to have and use. My planner has brought me a lot of success recently because it keeps me organized in a nice and neat way. Throughout the last couple of years I may have slacked off in the planning department and become lazy in the way I plan, but recently last year I got back to where I wanted to be and used my planner the whole year. Planning doesn’t always have to be forced or be boring you can make it even more fun like I did this past year. Below are some planner from Erin Condren that are really amazing and keep you well organized also make sure to go and check them out at their website https://www.erincondren.com/ . On their website they show you how to use and organize your planner so be sure to take a look.

 

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I brought a new planner since our school decided to stop giving us agendas, and needless to say I like mine way better than the school’s one. Having a planner is a great way to keep yourself organized and also for me I find it very fun. So really I advise you to get yourself a planner so that you can keep yourself organized, especially at school when you sometimes don’t write down what’s for homework and then you forget. A planner will help you with that so you don’t ask others or guess what’s for the homework. Therefore, I believe that in order for a person to become successful they must own a planner and use one so that they can keep themselves organized.

Love,  Miss Talks

 

Why I started Blogging

Many of you may wonder why I started blogging in the first place, and so in this post I will be talking about that and the reasons I began “Lujain Talks”. It all started back in 2010 September, so I was exactly 8 years old and I saw that my sisters had websites and it amazed me. So I began asking my eldest sister if she could start a blog for me so that I could write posts about my life and anything. She later then agreed and began creating my blog, of course the design that I had back then was totally different than what I currently have. If my memory serves me right I remember that the background was dark blue and in the center I had a rainbow and below it said “Lujain Talks”. Once it was up and running I was super excited to begin writing and posting like my older sisters.  So really if you think about it my family members were the ones who inspired me and lead me towards this path. Back then I became known as the youngest blogger in Kuwait and many people began to applaud me for writing and encouraging  me to do more. As my eldest sister Jacqui got invited to a lot of events here supporting bloggers she decided to bring me along with her. Many people were amazed at how small and little  I was and how it was so nice to see someone so young begin blogging. I instantly fell in love with this blog and I love writing here because it is like my own journal and I am sure that it is fun for you guys as well to read along on my journeys. As time grew on many people began to know me and I got invited to some events myself and had many wonderful encounters with other people and fellow bloggers. I am truly glad that I began this website back then because I can look back at all of my memories and see how much I have grown as a writer. Again this website truly means a lot to me and I am glad that I recently have started writing more again. It’s been a struggle to try and keep up with my blog as I got older and entered Middle School but I am hopeful that since I began High School that I will continue posting frequently.I really would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout this journey and I am super thankful for those of you who are reading my blog. As well as those who have been here since I first started my blog, here’s to more memories and posts. Thank you guys for reading and I really hope you enjoyed reading why I began this blog as much as I enjoyed writing this post.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo