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In Jeddah, Jeddah Lifestyle on
October 12, 2017

9 Things About Jeddah the World Needs to Know

“Do you live in a tent in the desert?”

That’s what I usually indirectly get from people when they first find out that I’m from the Middle East, particularly in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I can’t help but crack up because I have only ever been in a tent once in all the years I’ve lived here, and it was because a classmate brought a camping tent to class one time just for the banter. Read more

In Lifestyle, Millennial on
October 8, 2017

5 Smart Ways to Start Learning Personal Finance

If you’ve been a subscriber, you would know that I am really into tracking my expenses and knowing where my money goes. That falls into something we call personal finance.

The initiative of learning personal finance is a stepping stone to effectively managing your finances. More often than not, people delay or completely avoid managing their finances and just let their money slide off of their fingers. You don’t wanna be like that! Read more

In Lifestyle, Relationship on
October 5, 2017

5 Benefits of Being in a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are hard. Not only do they take a lot of effort to maintain, but they also cost a lot! Probably a hundred times more expensive than traditional relationships, speaking from experience.

Sometimes, however, couples need to be apart at one point in their relationship. That is why while many people claim that long distance relationships can never work, I am going to list in this blog a few reasons why I think they are beneficial to every relationship. Read more

In Food, Jeddah, Lifestyle, Millennial on
October 1, 2017

International Coffee Day: Coffee Favourites 2017

Coffee is the sweet nectar of the gods that has been bestowed upon us undeserving humans. If there was a genie that gave me three wishes, I would wish for a portable coffee tap that contains infinite litres in my purse.

I internally cringe at people who say “I don’t like coffee” out loud because why would you want to suffer your life like this? Like mannn, here’s a self-care tip: have some of the damn coffee. Read more

In Art, Planner on
September 24, 2017

Top 5 Planner Stationery Essentials

top five planner stationery essentials

Planners have evolved from being a simple planning tool to a hybrid planning scrapbook. Sure, there are still people out there who have never decorated their planners. But when I entered the planning world two years ago, I met groups of people who dedicate their time and money in making their planners look fancy. I became one of them and devoted an hour or so a day in sorting my weekly plans. Read more

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In Film & Series, Geek, Lifestyle on
September 9, 2017

My First Etsy Purchase: Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

If you’re a Potterhead like me, and you turned 11 without getting your Hogwarts acceptance letter, I feel for you. I can remember vividly when I turned 11 and got nothing. Of course, people would say Hogwarts isn’t real. But like what Dumbledore said, “Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?Read more