The Packing Part

Anxiety and excitement. I missed the post yesterday since I was totally busy arranging stuffs and thinking about stuffs. The thinking part is the hardest since it was haunting me even before I sleep so I only got less than 4 hours of sleep last night which sucks. My lack of sleep state is the effect of speechlessness. My brain is not working very well right now however I try. I’m mostly thinking about gift shopping for the holidays and the clothes I’m gonna bring. I don’t know if it’s travel jitters or I’m just too excited to leave. When I’m travelling, packing is one of the exciting parts aside from planning the trip. In less than 36 hours we will be leaving this place… the place of seclusion and eccentric world but in all fairness, I will miss it in so many ways or maybe in just a few ways. Whichever it may be, I will still miss it.

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365 Days of Whateverness

Dear All,

Happy December and Christmas is just around the corner! 😀 😀 😀

I’m hoping that the blogosphere hasn’t erased me in its memory. A lot has happened over the months and I wanna punish myself for being a lazy brat! Since I’ve been gone for months and have lost my job just recently, I want to devote myself in creating something out of my ordinary life thus; since I was inspired to my friend, Arra Abella, who is making a daily post despite her busyness especially nowadays, I am going to make my 365 DAYS OF WHATEVERNESS starting today.

The aim of this challenge is for self-improvement especially in blogging, generating great ideas and sharing events and experiences to every one who cares to read my blog. I’m not pushing but just saying. 🙂 Anyway, I would be posting anything which makes me smile, laugh, cry or whichever my heart desires to share. Just a warning, it might contain, book reviews (since I love reading books but sucks at writing so I better just read), some random pictures and some ideas which just pops my head especially before I sleep.

I know it will not be easy but I will try my best to conform and post everyday the updates and moments happening in my life. I’ve been planning to do this since a couple of months ago but since I’m the best procrastinator on earth I have been ditching the idea many times but after some realizations, I am willing to make a change… for the better and I’m hoping you’ll be joining my journey to improvement and dedication to this project. I hope I can make it. Wish me luck!

Love,

Marion

Ta’if, Saudi Arabia

I just used a picture from Google images, just an overview, since I can’t find my folder with our pictures of Ta’if. It was really old.

Taif, Saudi Arabia- Known for its elevated slopes and low temperature. It was our first road trip and I was about 7 or 8 years old then so I can hardly remember the things we did there.

What I can recall was the cool weather since it is in the mountains. We usually compare it with Baguio in the Philippines. I really like it there since it is cold unlike in Jeddah and Riyadh (its temperature doubles with Jeddah) which are very hot places.

The most anticipated site in Taif is the baboons which are found in the cliffs of the mountains near the highway. A lot of people stop by, near the cliff to give food to the baboons. Since I was a kid, I was so amused and all I wanted to do was to touch them but my mom told me they are harmful and wild, so I never got a chance to go near it. They have prodigious and crimson butt and some female baboons are carrying their baby at their backs. It was amazing as well as entertaining! I can’t produce a picture since the cameras then are manual and it uses film.

I can’t remember the main reason we went there but we didn’t stay there for long, as far as I can remember, we just roamed around the city and explored some streets. We found people selling fruits and plants (which are grown only in cold places).

Another unforgettable moment for me was when we were going back home already and my father was driving, we were still in the mountains and then suddenly a stone (not a big stone but a very tiny stone) was thrown in our windshield. We thought it was from the car in front of us, which ran over the stone and just flew in our windshield. Then suddenly, it was pouring and raining of stones! I was stupefied! I started screaming and crying, but then my mom, my dad and even my brother were all laughing and clapping. They were so amazed and excited. On the other hand, I was confused all of a sudden. They were all laughing at me and asked me why I am crying. I told them, I was scared since I thought something bad would happened like, what if our windshield would break or our tire would explode. Ha! I was so naive! Since it was my first time to witness a hail it never occurred to me as such an entertainment. In my guess, it lasted for a good 3 minutes. I hope I could experience another one when we go back there.