Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Amelia Earhart on Google Doodle!

One of my favourite people ever is on Google Doodle today. Happy Birthday Amelia!

via Wikipedia:
Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ramadan Kareem

This Ramadan started off bumpy, I am really shaken up about the shooting in Colorado. Sometimes I really feel scared living in this country, and that's when I miss Kuwait the most, when I truly appreciate the safety and the security of it, no matter how much we squabble and fight. Ramadan kareem, Ramadan mubarak <3

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recently watched: tomboy

"tomboy" was released about a year ago, but it came out on DVD last month. The film follows the story of a sexually confused young girl, who pretends to be a boy when she moves into a new town. It is a charmingly nuanced film that offers a lot for the discerning viewer. A must see for anyone interested in gender studies, homosexuality, transgender, and the pains of childhood.

I got it on Netflix, but it is available to buy and rent on Amazon.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My recent Sephora favourites

Origins A Perfect World SPF 25

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

NARS concealer

Click on each image to get redirected to the product on Sephora

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Currently reading: Anna Karenina

If there was ever a good time to read (or reread) Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina it's now, because Anna Karenina - the movie - will be released November 9th 2012. I am so excited. The director is the man behind Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, both of which I thought were excellent adaptations of the original novels. Jude Law and Knightley? I say yes!

Side note: I am very happy to have come across the Penguin Classics Red editions. 50% of the sales profit goes directly to Global Fund, which helps eliminate Aids in Africa. Truly Penguin is a leader in the publishing industry. Check them out here.