#100HappyDays

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  1. Jan 1st: Mona, world record for fireworks, long distance phone call from my hobo brother.
  2. Jan 5th: Danced the night away with Alfie at Mizna & Adnan’s wedding.
  3. Jan 7th: M finally comes back home.
  4. Jan 11th: Met up with Konika after 3 years and chilled with Sunny over bbq chicken and paneer.
  5. Jan 13th: Gotta love HnM sales. Found the perfect pair of black booties.
  6. Jan 16th: Coco is flying with me…
  7. Jan 24th: Dubai Street Art Festival. Met Kyra and Ryan after a year. Had my first taste of Caribou Coffee.
  8. Jan 30th: Shawarmatime 😀
  9. Feb 1st: Re-learnt to parallel park in style. But I think I forgot again.
  10. Feb 8th: Raised 250dhs face painting for charity.
  11. Feb 14th: Exploring Keisha’s Abu Dhabi with Husni
  12. Feb 17th: Went looking for Royal Rose and as usual got lost and teased.
  13. Feb 22nd: OSUAE book sale – met Norah.
  14. Feb 24th: Qasr Al Hosn festival with mom, cute Emirati guys and horses.
  15. Feb 26th: Miz sent me amazing XYXX designs. Creative angel!
  16. Feb 28th: Dad turns 55 and I get to go to the Garden for friday brunch!
  17. Mar 1st: Open Mic Night at B-lounge. Fell in love with Physical Graffiti.
  18. Mar 8th: Launched XYXX
  19. Mar 12th: Catch up with pinky after almost 20 years.
  20. Mar 13th: PLAB1 goes smoothly. No funny surprises.
  21. Mar 17th: Beautiful full moon over looking Khalifa Park.
  22. Mar 18th: Cake in a car and a sunset of lovely colors.
  23. Mar 20th: Russo’s Pizzeria
  24. Mar 28th: A night of ballet with mom and Coppelia. With a man stuffing shawarma up his jacket sleeve.
  25. Apr 1st: MRUs got their internship letters.
  26. Apr 6th: SL won WC T20’s.
  27. Apr 8th: Passed PLAB1 after having to wait an extra hour because I forgot my password.
  28. Apr 10th: Loving HnM again for their awesomesauce nail polish colors.
  29. Apr 14th: Skyped with Zaynab for 5 hours.
  30. Apr 23rd: Found that perfect pair of jeans.
  31. Apr 27th: Sous-chef for mom’s successful office lunch party.
  32. Apr 29th: Met the cutest identical twins ever. So adorable.
  33. May 2nd: Rekindled my OOEHS friendships.
  34. May 5th: AD Book Fair spoils.
  35. May 10th: Cheesecake Factory with the boys and girls and stay over with Mona.
  36. May 11th: Meeting Sana after 14 years with baby Abdul-Haadi.
  37. May 16th: Found the quaintest pair of white shoes.
  38. May 17th: Duffy sent me his support through copy-paste emails.
  39. May 19th: American diner night: father-daughter dinner.
  40. May 23rd: Steak and all-day breakfast with my favorite kind of sausages. The end to father-daughter meals.
  41. May 25th: Mather came home and all the visa problems were sorted out. Duffy tells me to stop my pity party.
  42. May 27th: X-Men with Norah and MSU choir with mom and Kerie
  43. June 7th: Destination half-bday. Woo Philippines…
  44. June 12th: 52 smiles done! I got to watch 3.5 surgeries…
  45. June 22nd: Dad got me a Forever Friends bear. I love those. It’s the cutest.
  46. June 23rd: OpSmileUAE book sale spoils!
  47. June 24th: Jeff said he’d like to turn my poem into a song. Of course I said YES!
  48. June 25th: Shambam and Tina arrived in Abu Dhabi.
  49. June 28th: Finally went go-karting at Yas Kartzone
  50. June 30th: Started my travel fund
  51. July 5th: F21 sale – got myself those crop tops!
  52. July 8th: Turtle caramel mocha with my new favorite person
  53. July 11th: Shan puddingface is in town. Oh yaa.. ❤
  54. July 14th: Passionfruit cheesecake!
  55. July 15th: Iftar with a sweetheart
  56. July 18th: Grilled jumbo prawns. Need I say more?
  57. July 20th: Finally had laksa! Thank you for making me a smoking doll!
  58. July 24th: Amusing iftar and white berry mocha with the lady loves.
  59. July 27th: Ju’s mega bday celebration in lankaland.
  60. July 29th: Big fat Harim reunion Eid lunch with instapolaroids.
  61. July 30th: Picnicing at Badagiri with the Htota peeps.
  62. Aug 3rd: Our Great Gatsby themed party!
  63. Aug 4th: Tripping in Jaffna.
  64. Aug 5th: Riding with the army and Rio ice cream sundaes.
  65. Aug 6th: Lingan ice cream for breakfast. The good life.
  66. Aug 8th: Chilling at Waters Edge with Nizie and Zeno.
  67. Aug 9th: Playing dominoes with my babies at Majestic City.
  68. Aug 13th: Crashing the destination Indian wedding.
  69. Aug 14th: Meeting the quacker and my personally adopted brother. So much love!
  70. Aug 21st: Miss kayes filled Abu Dhabi with her presence. Had girlie day out with Wildfire sandwiches and dessert at Leopolds of London.
  71. Aug 28th: Red velvet day and Monu darling.. Got my visa!
  72. Aug 29th: Early morning road tripping, kayaking and lunching at P.F. Changs topped of with the great wall of chocolate with the prankster, the pokerface, the victim and miss kayes.
  73. Aug 30th: Passing through Godiva Chocolate Cafe!
  74. Sept 21st: Crispy fried donuts, quaint beach homes, busy amusement park and a happy town… Much awaited getaway
  75. Sept 25th: Got a new black pleather jacket at such a throwaway price. ByeBye brown one!
  76. Oct 2nd: Found an iPod in my new jacket. Such a steal…
  77. Oct 4th: Brother visited Liverpool. Had a true American pancake stack breakfast and real Italian lunch. Rainbow after the storm.
  78. Oct 8th: Finally made it to London. Glad to be out of Kirkby.
  79. Oct 10th: Tried Ethiopian food for the first time. Booyah! It’s actually good. Sampled a churro. Coming back for that.
  80. Oct 12th: Had lamb and halloumi wrap which was beyond superb.
  81. Oct 19th: Went on a walking spree to the flower market (so much pretty) and brick lane (so much drool worthy).
  82. Oct 21st: Lunch with the aunt of the year. Chilling with toddlers.
  83. Oct 22nd: Passed PLAB 2. Got my psychiatry/radiology research work sorted. Had cheese fondue!
  84. Oct 30th: Partied at boxpark with Hussam and Rajiv, pulling out all those 70’s moves.
  85. Oct 31st: Beat Rajiv in the laser race by almost 75 secs. Had an amazing time chilling with Kanishka!
  86. Nov 1st: Chilled with Manch and Cyn at home with brilliant food.
  87. Nov 9th: Meatball tangine at the UpMarket on Brick Lane and aimless roaming..
  88. Nov 11th: Zaynab drops a bomb finally and I’m out of my 2 day moping spree.
  89. Nov 18th: Figured out my life calling – and it’s radiology folks.
  90. Nov 25th: GOSH approved me to do a 2 week observership at their pediatric IR dept
  91. Nov 27th: Hit up Camden Town and it’s intense.
  92. Nov 30th: Skyped with Duffy for 2 hours and the sun came up because of him.
  93. Dec 7th: Midnight at the big red pizza bus, sunshine after the rain and tea at sprinkles with too much chocolate.
  94. Dec 9th: Late night chitchat, fire alarms, salmon for breakfast and The Snow Queen.
  95. Dec 13th: Donuts, go-karting, squids and a whole bowl of fun and jigsaw puzzles!
  96. Dec 17th: Giggling over the phone with M after a semi-lecture and reminding him it’s his birthday..
  97. Dec 25th: Walking almost 10km in London’s chilly breeze to come back home to a Christmas feast.
  98. Dec 26th: Semi birthday tapas and drinks at my new favorite place, Las Iguanas with Zaynab!
  99. Dec 28th: Got my green ring, after searching so hard. Gotta love brick lane.
  100. Dec 30th: Dark hot chocolate straight from the chocolate fountain, churros with white chocolate and cinnamon and the perfect ending – bumper cars, or bump not a car (which was a fail) with the lovely Manch and Cyn.
  101. Dec 31st: Walking from one end of Edinburgh to the other just falling in love with it while learning we created a new poet.

new year, new wishes

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2 responses »

  1. I don’t know more than half of these moments, but that didn’t keep me from smiling the whole while reading this. So great to have met you last year keish bomb! ❤

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