Jan 23, 2014

Movie Review: August: Osage County

If you've ever seen a movie about a dysfunctional family, throw these thoughts out the door because the Westons are here.

They will tackle each and every issue you may ever consider; drug abuse, alcoholism, betrayal and infidelity..to mention a few.

Walking into the cinema hall i was prepared to watch 'A' class outstanding acting, the kind that can and will floor you. Meryl Streep is exquisite, her portrayal of raw human emotions as well as her seamless transitions between extremes is breath taking for someone who watches movies often for the acting.

Jan 18, 2014

That time I tried Hypoxi

Through out the years I've tried many diets, work-outs, i even popped pills to lose weight. I'm not the fittest person out there and at some point in your life your metabolism just...stops

I heard about Hypoxi and i read more about it, but at first i must admit i was skeptical, they claimed it was fast and effortless, sounded more like magic than anything.

Hypoxi is a weight loss method that uses a special vacuum and pressure process that breaks down the fat on your problem areas, working on your cellulite and blood circulation.

To my delight Machka Beauty and Body Design on Wasl road/Dubai have the machines and offer new comers a free first trial session.

Jan 17, 2014

Movie Review: Philomena

It's been a while since I've had a movie move me the way this piece of art has.

The past couple of hours has set a serge of emotions and feels rushing through me as thoughts left a somber and tearful bittersweet after taste.

Dame Judy Dench left me heartbroken and breathless, her Oscar worthy performance was absolutely flawless.

The screen play that was written by Steve Coogan himself is rightfully rewarded. The film is based on the book (that i will soon be getting) The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. The story is of a mother's 50 year-old search for her long lost son, its trials and tribulations.

The journey is as emotional if not more than what one would expect, however i was not prepared to question the vitality of forgiveness in order to secure closure.

Jan 13, 2014


Over 8500 color runners including myself ran the happiest 5k of our lives on Dec 14th late last year. It was nothing short than EPIC! 

The Color Run presented by Activelife was a complete success, it was held at Dubai Autodrome in the UAE! 

Now when I first heard about it and saw all the posts on social media I wasn't sure I could do it. Bear in mind I’m not the fittest or the most physically active person you've met, but hey, nothing a good cause, great friends, and loud music couldn't fix!

My friends and I drove up to the Autodrome early on Saturday morning, geared up with our fabulous attire and coffee (we needed it!). When we got there it was already packed and an overall joyful spirit filled the atmosphere. The music started pumping and excitement levels were rising.

We were off! We passed by a different color station every 1k, and nothing could prepare us for what was next, powder bomb after powder bomb were thrown at us, coats of color started piling up. Yellow, Red, pink and blue stations made sure that not one inch was left uncovered. 

We concluded the 5k (barely!) in a little bit over an hour and joined the thousands of runners in an afternoon concert and delights. We filled our tummies with some yummies and loads of water and patted each other on the back for a job well done! That is one day I will never forget.

The next day, my friends and I went through the pictures and argued over how long it took us to wash the color off. I kid you not; it took a good 4 hours of scrubbing to wash away the awesome! 

I suppose the more rewarding part of it all, other than being able to finish the 5k without injuries is the fact that we were able to contribute back to society. All of the ticket entries and the money people were raising on the side were donated to 'Operation Smile' a great cause indeed. 

Here’s to an even more colorful 2014