Saturday, July 22, 2006

3 months ago when my parents first came I was nervous...I knew they will be staying for a while because of their medical check ups...I thought to myself I will miss my privacy and space...and I honestly did...after all I have been living alone for a very long time and I'm used to things done in a certain way...but since my parents left yesterday I feel so place is not the same anymore...I miss joking with my dad and playing cards with him...I miss reading the newspapers to him...he usually corrects my Arabic and makes fun of the way I read...I miss going with my mom to the grocery store and talking about random things...I miss our little trips to the mall...I honestly never thought I will miss them this much already!
Their visit made me realize how close I got to them and I discovered things I never knew about them before. Time has passed me by and I haven’t realized how much I missed out on their lives and I’m not planning to miss anymore…I want to be home more than ever in my life for my family…I want to be there when they need me…because I know how much they need me now…I will do my best to be back and I promise them and I promise myself I won’t spend more time away from them again.

But you know after saying all the sentimental stuff I said...I still will need my space when I get back home...hahahaha I just hope I will get it!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Another venting out entry

Hello everyone! It’s me again…I didn’t feel like blogging for a while because the mood hasn’t been that great…with family, school and stress and of course the sad news on what’s going on in Lebanon…I’m glued to the Arabic news watching the events…I just pray to God that this war will end…I don’t think I can handle watching more innocent people die…a lot of my family were in Lebanon for their summer vacation but al7emdallah I heard today that they all made it back to Kuwait…I still have a lot of Lebanese friends who are there and they message me whenever they get the chance…one of my dear friends said “Babe, el 7aleh te3beneh... I might be coming back to AZ soon! We're okay! THank you... Pray for us...”
I have been praying for her safe return and to many people who are there and they have no where to go!
My life as I said have been so hectic but al7emdallah at least my father has been doing better lately and that’s good news…they decided to leave to Kuwait at the end of the week and I honestly wanted him to stay and get more procedures done but I guess he reached a point that he can’t take it anymore…he’s really sick of the hospitals and he’s ready to go back...I have mix feelings about him going back…but at the end I have to respect his wishes.
Since my parents are leaving soon I had to call both British Airways and Kuwait Airways to have certain things to be done for him during the flight in terms of medical care…British Airways as always has been more than wonderful with everything…but OMG where do I start with Kuwait Airways?
I have been boycotting Kuwait airways for a very long time and after talking to them today they reinforced the idea that I will never fly on Kuwait airways again!
I called the New York office of Kuwait airways and I spoke to the most annoying, disrespectful agent…she talked to me with attitude and she didn’t give me the chance to explain what my father needs during his flight…she was rushing me through the phone call and I finally burst out of anger and I asked for the manager…she laughed and told me honey I’m the manager!!! Ishtabooney ared 3aleeha? I laughed back and told her what a great job Kuwait airways have done in hiring you…she doesn’t know the first thing about customer service! After being on hold for an hour and talking to a complete bitch on the phone and faxing all the paper works they need…I have a feeling that they will still screw up and won’t provide my father with what he needs in London!
I swear after today’s phone call I will NEVER EVER EVER fly on Kuwait airways.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July...

fire works like every year but for some reason the excitement wasn't there this year!

the only consolation I went with a friend and it was her first time to be in the states during 4th of was nice :)