Picture this: the mood is like that of any other shisha joint in Dubai. Warm lighting, Arabic music in all its glory, moroccan tea in abundance, and the smell of scented tobacco smoke in the air: a universal retreat for adults across the city, regardless of nationality, citizenship status, and culture; a respite from the … Continue reading Calm yo shish
Thirteen years of school officially ended a few months ago - but today, the next leg of my life is set in stone. For the first time, I don't really have many words, but I'll try to be as eloquent as possible regardless because I think this does garner a little speech. I went to school today … Continue reading UPDATE OF THE BEST KIND
(Today being the evening of the art exhibition and the 9 hours before that in which we set up everything.) How much fun I had actually setting everything up! Bonding with other artists from school Seeing all my paintings put together so beautifully and the subsequent pride in my work Getting complimented on my outfit … Continue reading List: Things that made my heart soar today
So as you can tell from the details on the flyer, my school is hosting an Art Exhibition on the theme of space and astronomy at Dar Al Adaab in the Al Fahidi Historic area art district of Dubai! There are many artists from my school who're going to put their work up on display … Continue reading The Winchester Astronomy Club Art Exhibition!
Dear Rain, Hi. It's been a while. We've waited for you a very long time, you know. It's been a long, hot summer - a summer which, quite frankly, has no business stretching itself through till November. We've had to endure long, hot days, sickening humidity and brutal assaults by piercing sunlight. All in the … Continue reading Love letters: Rain in Dubai
TEDxWinchester - Watch it live!So tomorrow, after months of grueling work and weeks of intense rehearsing, training, presentation making and a weekend of utter exhaustion, TEDxWinchester is FINALLY HERE and I cannot wait to speak tomorrow!If anyone out there would like to watch the events live - starting 9:30am (GMT +4, Dubai time. That's 12:30 … Continue reading TEDxWinchester – Watch it live!
I've always loved November. The promise of cold mornings and nights, of incoming desert winters, the crunchtime in regards to exams, a general nostalgia that lingers in the air. The smell of the beach. The fog over Marina. The signs of which are already so apparent this morning, at 7:30am, in October. My favorite sight … Continue reading Short Note: November