Category Archives: Dear Diary

Behind The Wheel

For some people getting a driving a license is easy. In fact, when I was in high school, I remember my mum getting her driving license without learning how to drive!

Where I live, not everyone is fortunate enough to pass their final road test for the first time. Unless you are an experienced driver, the chances of you passing the test is very slim. I had to take 40 classes because I didn’t have any experience driving as opposed to 20 classes for experienced students. If you fail, you have to take 8 classes more before you can take the test again.

When I failed the first time, I felt really sad and disappointed because I knew how to control the car and all the traffic rules, but because I was very nervous and worried that I might fail, as soon as I got out from the parking lot, I made a mistake by going into the wrong lane. You are normally allowed to make 11 mistakes, however in my case it was considered a serious enough mistake for an immediate fail.

I felt pretty bad because I thought the decision was unjust. However, on my way home the bus driver from the driving institute asked me why I failed. I told him about being nervous and he then asked me, “Why?? Are you scared of the examiner? What is she gonna do with you? Is she going to kill you?”  It made me realize that the examiner was just doing her job to keep us safe and I should be thankful. Even if I knew how to drive, if I was not a safe driver, she made the right decision to fail me and I should not feel bad about it. I realized that it would take a lot more practice before I became confident on the road, and if taking more than 40 classes is what it would take to keep myself, my loved ones and other people away from danger, so be it.

After another 8 classes I tried again. I calmed myself and thought that I should focus on driving safely than thinking about the “what ifs” and lo, and behold! I passed! ♥

What it felt like at that moment


World Arthritis Day

October, popularly host to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is also home to World Arthritis Day. The relative lack of awareness of this day consequently leads to lower general awareness about arthritis.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Sufferers include men and women, children and adults. Certain types of arthritis are heriditary. Infants born with arthritis suffer in constant pain which persists throughout their lives.

Emirates Arthritis Foundation is hosting the World Arthritis Day in Dubai. If you are available on the 12th and 13th of October, why not support the event by attending or volunteering?

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For more details, email info@arthritis.ae. ♥


Her Morning Elegance


Ms. Yesterday Became Mrs. Today

A month ago, I finally tied the knot with the person who does not only brings out the best in me but also the bitch in me. Sometimes I hate him but most of the time I love him, so when he brought up the marriage discussion last year, I said “yes”.

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Our life together is not perfect. We’re not rich, neither we are poor. He doesn’t believe in God, and I do. He’s a vegetarian and I am not. He takes care of me, I take care of him. He loves me, and I love him too. We wanted to be together as long as it is humanly possible and so we made it official by signing the contract. ♥


Treasured Seconds

He was about to enter the room when he saw her pass the corridor admiring the sky. She caught him staring at her but he left his actions undeniable. He continued dismissing the world as she continued embracing it. They walked pass each other leaving the sky as their witness after the wind had whispered. ♥


Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Beloved Ladies,

Let’s not overfeed ourselves whenever our heart aches, because no matter how much we fill our stomach our hearts will stay empty. ♥

Lots of love,

Kate


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