Last evening, the entire gang (J, Mr H, Nu and Lil Z) visited their local supermarket. They cavorted amidst the crowds and aisles, had popcorn and muffins, raced with the shopping carts, made funny but surreptitious comments on fellow shoppers and somehow managed to get some grocery shopping done in the process. At the end,... Continue Reading →
Back to work? Hang on, my “feminist” buddies. And thanks for the free advice!
I am on an extended maternity break. Not advisable for someone in a male dominated domain with high career aspirations, I'm told. But the choice has already been made. Now I face the consequences. Of lagging behind my peers. Of being judged as not being "hard-core" enough. Of being a "low-aimer". Of not being ambitious... Continue Reading →
Applying for a Qatar visit visa for family members.
* Disclaimer- All the information is to the best of our knowledge and is based on our experience and those of our friends. After going through the “gruelling” process of getting a spouse RP stamped, applying for visit visas seemed like child’s play. (To know our interesting RP story click here http://jaznajalil.com/2014/06/28/how-to-get-a-qatar-rp-visa-for-your-spouse/) We have had... Continue Reading →
Mr Fragmented Genius.
A new challenge. Here's a completely unedited, roughest of rough drafts (so "rough" that you might even find spelling errors!) of a story unfolding.... Let's see where we head to... A true test... Only type and publish... No proofreads....No edits.... Mr Fragmented Genius. The demons are back in full force. They unleash their full fury... Continue Reading →
Of imminent changes..
Just when new becomes normal. Just when the dust settles.... The storms of change arrive....Again. Yet again! We are but helpless, flapping, flailing, falling leaves... At the mercy of the saturnine winds of change. Incapacitated. Lost. Aah! time to swither and ponder is long past. Time to dust off and get moving. Again. A new... Continue Reading →
What’s in my diaper/ changing bag?
Scene-Mr H, J and Z are heading out for the evening J is still getting ready…. Okay…I am almost ready…. If only I could find my watch…Oops, need to switch the living room AC off…Aah! Better get the laundry going…It will be done by the time we’re back…Now to fill some water…Z might need extra- socks.... Continue Reading →
Music and Running- Part 2 (My headphones/ear-buds review)
Morning folks,Thought I’d continue to talk about my “running compadre” this week…By now we have firmly established my addiction to music. Especially while running. Now let us review the associated gadgetry.It all started about eleven years ago (Oh please! I am not THAT old….I was still a teenager then!)….I wanted to go “jogging” in the... Continue Reading →
Of unostentatious love and unremembered anniversaries!
Dearest Mr H,You’ve probably reached office. Or are stuck in traffic.You are one to keep your word. So you read the blog daily.These verses are for you to mull over. Let the words linger in your head. As the tiresome workday wears on, let them spread their warmth and comfort.Let them wane away gently…Let their... Continue Reading →
The Shameless Consumerist.
Mr H calls J a shameless consumerist. The type that advertisers love and capitalistic economies thrive upon. The type that drives minimalistic, sustenance- only, under- the-top individuals like him nuts!J has always vehemently and vociferously denied the accusation, of course. She believes she only buys what she ABSOLUTELY NEEDS. Nothing more, nothing less.Why would they... Continue Reading →
Lil Z’s night trip to the Museum of Islamic Art Park.
Here are some pictures from an impulse trip we took last night! Entered the Museum of Islamic Campus and Park, only to beat the weekend traffic and the chaos at Corniche.... Mama's busy folks. She will speak to y'all tomorrow and give you all the details. Have a lovely weekend! Till the next adventure....... Continue Reading →