Monday, October 28, 2013

Looking & Reading

Jarir Bookstore in Malaz
Last night, we went to Jarir,if you're not familiar with Jarir, it's basically a large bookstore here in the middle east. Their stocks compose of video games, books, smart phones, arts/craft supplies, office supplies, things for school and much more.

Click here to redirect to their website. 

The main section I wanted to check out were the books. I was looking for a good book to read throughout the week(or a day, if I'm not doing anything). There were many books that were on sale for SR 9 to SR 50, ranging from nursery rhymes to autobiographies. This is the time when I wish I've saved up my money instead of buying random things I see. Anyways, I browsed through the Fiction section and spotted the book "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, and I bought it.. I haven't read it yet, but hopefully I'll have time later today to start reading it. Maybe I'd write a review or my thoughts about it? What do you think(if there is anyone reading this haha)?

I've taken these photos using my phone's camera so the quality is not the best. Click to enlarge! 

Above are some books sold in Jarir. I've always loved how I can always find a book I've been looking for here, but sometimes I have to go back the next day because they have no stock. But even though I have to go back, I will still be able to buy it.

Some of the books on sale! As I said some of them were as cheap as SR 9! Fingers crossed that the Pretty Little Liars Series will go on sale soon! 

Above are some other books I've spotted as I was browsing through Jarir! Hoping I can buy them when I come back. Time to save up! 

That is it for my little post! I'll try to post at least 2-3 times a week, randomly. I realized I've mostly been writing about the places I've visited and things I've tried so maybe that'd be the concept of this blog. (: See you on my next post! 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

30 things to do when you're bored ♡

Harry Potter Marathon 
Hey people of the world! *waves to the world(or anyone reading this..)*

Last week was my school's Hajj vacation and it has come to my realization that sadly, I did not do much. I pictured myself really enjoying the one-week vacation, going to malls, go swimming, well, just doing anything that takes my mind off school. I ended up not going to the mall even once and I was stuck at home. My only pal was the wifi. So, what did I do for the rest of my vacation? Well. I watched marathons, chatted with my friends, read books and thought of ways on how I can make my vacation brighter and better. I really hated how I didn't get to come up with an idea to do so. So, here is a little list of things with what you can do to lessen boredom and brighten up your day. 

1. Movie Marathon, great way to waste time. Lets you catch up with your favorite tv show too!
2. Have a dance party with yourself, it's a dance craze!
3. Write a blog, like this one!
4. Learn how to fake an accent, hello mate!
5. Eat, eat.. just.. eat.
6. Read a book, or fall asleep while reading it.
7. Exercise, get rid of that extra fat!
8. Prank call people and tell them you're a potato
9. Do homework
10. Don't press here.
11. Go outside, get a rock, name it Pebbles
12. Make an imaginary friend
13. Sleep. all. day. long
14. Make dares with yourself
15. Act like a field investigator all day
16. Start a concert with no audience
17. Dress your puppy and start a runway fashion show
19. Sew a glove
20. Make a tire swing
21. Add random people on Facebook
23. Make a home video
24. Bake a cake, then sit on it.
25. Take a refreshing bath
26. Stalk celebrities online
27. Make theories on how the human race began
28. Put a message in a bottle then throw it far away
29. Write a song/story
30. Read the rest of my blog posts


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pretty Little Liars is Back!

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Hello liars! It's October 22! You know what that means! Pretty little liars is back! *screams in a high pitched voice*. I may or may not be a big fan of the Pretty Little Liars Series. (: Even though I know what happens in the book, I still wanted to read it. I read up to the 4th book last week and I couldn't fit reading the rest on my school schedule, so I haven't read the rest of the books I downloaded. 

In honor of our five(inc. Alison) favorite liars, I will be answering this tag I found on Youtube!

Who is your favourite character?

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It would be Spencer. Although all four of them have gone through bad A times, I believe Spencer handled it well(Okay, not the going to Radley part. Wow, that's a bad example). She has the wits and she makes the decisions I would most likely agree with.

Who do you think is behind the A Team?

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Everybody's a suspect in Rosewood, in my opinion. I don't really know. But who I would like to be in the A-Team is one of the four liars. It would be a great plot twist. Just not Aria, everyone's already expecting it to be her.

Who do you ship?
Spoby all the way. Also Ezria, but we just found out Ezra's A! Or is he? But Seriously, I love Spoby.

Most memorably cheesy/stupid moment?

Errrrm. I can't think of any right now.

Favourite villain?

Mona. Mona. Mona. Many might not agree with me, but I want to believe she is on the good side. She was really great as the villain. I do hope she will frequently be on the show.

Who do you think will/might become a villain?

 Paige. Have we forgotten she tried to drown Emily? She's really creepy. 

Which girl do you think has been hurt the most by A?

 Spencer. A hurt her socially and mentally. She even went to Radley because she couldn't take it anymore.

Which girl's style do you love the most? 

 I love Aria's style. It's hip and trendy. I love how she always match up layered tops with  combat boots.

Who's your crush on the show?

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Keegan Allen. Tooooby! 

Who is your least favorite character?

 Out of the entire character list, my least favorite would be Jenna. She's just so creepy. Seriously.

What was the most shocking moment for you?

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Finding out Toby was A. Ohmyguacamole. 

What has been your favorite episode so far?

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 Unmasked. Just because I loved the scene with Spencer and Mona near the end.

What would you do if A was after you?

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Freak and have panic attacks.

That's it for the questions/tag! I'm already looking forward to watching the next episode next week! That's it for now! I'll be jumping up and down in excitement in 3.. 2.. 1..


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ladurée - Macaron Heaven

In Paris, the Ladurée chain of pastry shops has been known for its macarons for about 150 years. Ladurée is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house. It is one of the top premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world. 
Well, that gave us some info about Ladurée ! Thanks Wikipedia! (:
But Ladurée  is not just popular in Paris, it has branches all over the world! I first learned about Macarons from photos all over the net. I googled it and wanted to try it since, but I didn't really know where to buy one. When my friend found out the a Macaron shop is located at a nearby mall, I freaked. The thing is, I forgot to ask exactly where the shop was in the mall. The directories of the mall were written in Arabic(well, of course, I am in Saudi), which I could not understand. But after a long walk around the mall, I finally reached my destination, Ladurée. I was looking for a big store which had Macarons displayed on the windows, turns out their branch in that mall was like a mini one!(I've heard they had bigger stores elsewhere in Riyadh)The macarons were 11 SR each. I bought 6 pieces with random flavors, but I didn't get too fancy with the box packaging. I opened it up when I went home, and when I did, some of the sides of the Macarons were cracked. *sob*. Nonetheless, it didn't change the taste. It was sweet, tasty and over all delicious! One of the best desserts I've ever had. 
I managed to snap some shots. (: I used my iPhone in capturing these photos so they're not the best. 
A view of the mouth-watering macarons
What I took home
Box Choices
The macarons cracked because of all the walking we did *sob*
Macaroon Choices! *yum*
Love love love their bag


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pizza! Pizza!

 Hello Internet! *waves* Another random blog post! Yaaay!  I haven't eaten pizza in a while. *nom nom*. My favorite pizza topping is pepperoni but I would gladly eat it with just about anything. (: 
 Little Caesars' pizza!pizza! is a very known pizza place in Saudi Arabia with a number of branches in Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, Tabouk, Qassim and Hail. Two Great Pizza's for One Low Price. 
We may not eat there a lot, but when we do, the pizzas sure won't disappoint us!

Though my pizza-eating break got me out of doing my essay for school, now it's time for reality. *sob sob*. I should have done it at the start of my Hajj vacation. You may now call me the procastination queen. Bow down to your queeeeeeeeen(not). I will now happily(not) get back to my essay. 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Late Night Thoughts

Hey whoever's reading this! (: I just thought I'd randomly do a post, mostly because I'm bored. I finished a bit of the layout today. I redid the banner and added some fun colors to the font. I changed the whole template and made it simply white. I'm planning on a white background with a bit of floral designs, but who knows when I'll get to that. I'm not the best at photoshop and my Hajj vacation will soon end. *sob*. I'm starting to work on my school tasks (Procastination at it's best!) and I'm starting to get sleeeeeeeeepy. *zzzz*. Anywho, I still am not sure of what should be the whole theme of my blog. Hopefully I can finish all my school tasks today so I'll get on brainstorming ideas for my blog tomorrow. *fingers crossed*.

P.S. - It's not really late. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hellooooo Internet!

Hello people of the world! :)
I'm blogging, yay! I've always admired reading random blogs and just 'scrolling' around. I've wanted to start my own blog for quite sometime now, I just really don't know what it'd be about, and I still do actually. But I'll think of something, soon. ♥