Monday, April 13

Contrasting Realities 22

There’s just something about London that always gets to me. I’ve traveled to places around every nook and corner, but I never managed to find anywhere as peaceful as I do here. Its always been the city closest to my heart.

And London in winter was a completely different story.

We were happily walking down the streets, enjoying the fair weather and the scenery while making random conversation. Any awkwardness that happened earlier seemed to have disappeared into thin air, just like the smoke coming out of our mouths when we spoke.

Everything was so serene. I loved it.

That was the point when the rain decided to fall. Had I been alone, I would’ve continued my walk even more excited than I was before, feeling the raindrops wash all my troubles away. But knowing how Layla hates the rain and watching her step into the nearest shop when it started falling, I decided to follow her.

We ended up in Debenhams.

“Lets just look around hnee till the rain calms down shwaya. Its pouring out there”

Walking up the escalator, I remembered how my mom loves the fish & chips they made here, and how she only ate it in this restaurant. I decided to give her a ring.

“Hayoooya galby shlonich mamaty? Walaht 3laich 7beebty wallah elbait ma yeswa bdoonich! Mamaty meta tredeen Hayoo wallah I miss you!”

I laughed out loud. Very hard.

“Yuma ba3ad galby shway shway 3ly 5al astaw3eb shga3d tgoleen”

“HAW! Hayoo agoolich welaht 3laich tgoleenly shway shway!”

“Wallah I miss you more 7beebty. Wallah weddy tkoneen weyay al7en. A9lan tadreen ana wain al7en?”

“Wain?”

“Eb Debenhams…tabeen fish & chips?”

“Ba3ad galby entay wallah…7addy meshtahya…yeebeely weyach 3ayal bs la ygoloon 3annich maynoona on the plane”

“Afaaa! Ygoloon maynoona bs lazem ayeeblch! Entaw shlonkom? Wainkom ma tes2loon 3anny chenna kintaw na6reen elfacha menny!”

“La wallah yuma obooch kil youm ydeg 3laich bs madree el56oo6 shfeeha mo rathy yashbk…7ata kil ma ydezlch message ma tro7…kaa ga3ed yamy yaby y7acheech e5thay”

My dad confirmed to me what my mom had said. I wondered what was wrong with my phone; the network was normal, I could call people but apparently no one could call me. I assumed that my parents had gotten something wrong with the code or what not. After all, I guess technology can be a bit challenging for people their age.

I was standing in the makeup section when I saw Layla and M7ammad coming towards me.

“Shfeech Hayoo?”

“Laa mako shay. I just talked to my parents fa I kinda miss them”

“You’ll be back before you know it 7beebty, fa enjoy the time you’re here while you still can”

“Inshallah…bs they keep saying my phone is going crazy mo ga3d yashbk”

“Ee I remember youm I arrived I called you oo madree shfee chan adeg 3la 7ammoud oo – AAAAAHHHHH DIORRRRRRR!!”

She was now screaming and her eyes were ogling something behind me. I looked behind me to find that we were at the Dior makeup section.

“El7amdella welshekr…” I said as I rolled my eyes.

“Laaa laaa Hayoona you don’t understand! I’ve been looking for my red shade everywhere in Kuwait oo killa out of stock! Apparently red is in nowadays oo kilman ga3d ya5tha!! Its not fair its always been my color mn before hal habba”

“Ee wallah…entay mashallah 3laich I’ve never seen anyone yloog 3aleh red lipstick nafsich…mo nafs hathela elclowns eli nshofhom chenna a7ad punched their lips…it actually looks GOOD on you with your pearly whites”

She tried some on and looked in the mirror at M7ammad who was lurking around us, obviously bored with the conversation.

“Shrayak eb hal loun 7amood?” Layla showed him her freshly colored red lips and trying to make him feel less out of place.

“Its nice I guess”

“Hayoo try it!”

“Waiii Layla shkether 3endy makeup!”

“You wear makeup aslan?”

“Not much…bs I have a thing for buying it and not using it hehe”

He smiled.

“Zain yala try it, show us!”

I did as I was told.

Another jaw drop. This time from Layla. I couldn’t see M7ammad’s reaction from where I was standing through the mirror though.

“3ajeeb Hayooo! Lazem ta5theena!”


I was pouting infront of the mirror and contemplating the thought of buying it when Layla’s phone rang. She excused herself.

“You should get it”, he whispered in my ear as the sudden appearance of his reflection in the mirror startled me. He was gazing at my lips.

“You think?” I said, contemplating the thought while still pouting infront of the mirror.

“And wear it that is. You have beautiful lips. You should consider highlighting them more often”

I remembered how 3abboud nearly begged me once not to wear red lipstick again. He said it made my lips look edible. When he couldn’t convince me to do that, he made me promise not to ever wear it while driving, for fear of depriving people of their sanity on the road.

Looking at M7ammad eyes as they were completely mesmerized with my lips, I decided to tease him a bit.

“Sh8a9dk ya3ny? I can only look pretty with makeup?” I spoke to him through the mirror, without turning to face him.

“Huh? Laa shda3wa ana ma gelt chithee!”

“Tawwk tgool lipstick makes me look pretty”

“I said it highlights your lips”

“Ba3ad? Ya3ny even with makeup they’re not highlighted ebroo7hom ya3ny?!”

“Haya you have gorgeous lips mama! Ana ga3d agoolich you highlight them 3shan ybaynoon zyada cuz they make your face look beautiful”

“Ya3ny you mean without my polished lips my face looks ugly?” I gave him a puppy face.

“Walaaaaaaain!! Ana ma gelt chithee!”

“3ayal shgelt?!” I said, turning around to face him, realizing that our faces were only centimeters apart.


He had this look in his eyes. This look I’ve only seen before in movies. This look I’ve never seen before with my own eyes, in the real world. He was staring at me so intently and so expressionlessly that I was caught in the middle of his gaze, finding myself locked, even lost, in his blue eyes. For the first time, I noticed every little detail in the vast sea of blue infront of me. There were the thin turquoise stripes that stretched throughout the span of his eyes. There were the navy blue dots spread around randomly, looking like little emeralds sparkling at the bottom of the ocean. There were other lines and marks that were scattered around seemingly meaninglessly, but the purpose they served was only to the eye of the beholder…literally.

Then came the pitch black darkness in the center of his eyes. The window to his soul. The pitch black darkness into which I stared and was completely lost in. Completely absorbed in. Completely mesmerized by.


Wrapped into my own indulgence, I never got the chance to tell him that Dior lipsticks smudge.

46 comments:

*Bella said...

ĐǻñĎõøðñ

Your keeeeping me hanging here ,, i was sooo mesmerized with the moment i didnt want it to eeennnd ,, i kept re-reading it for like 4 tiime

You've beeen misssed ,, pretty please post sooner sweetie :**

Rainbow Brite said...

i got totally lost in the last lines. hehe

did he/is he going to kiss her? :O

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

bella,
ba3ad galby entay wallah ;**
im really really glad you enjoyed this!
im nearly half dead typing it lol ;)

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rainbow brite,
maybe ;)
maybe not ;)

wait and find out ;Pp

Gutter Flower said...

U POSTED? WAT!! WAIT WAIT ILL READ DONT GO WAIT 3ASHAN WE DISCUSS WAAAAAAAAAAIT I TELL U!

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

gutter flower,
LOOOOOOL!!

entay wa7da habla ;Pp

yala kany na6ra ;Pp

nora said...

WHAT?!! A POST??!! NOOO!!! OK IM GOING TO GO READ NOW!! I STILL CANT BELIEVE YOU POSTED!! UMBAY YOU ACTUALLY POSTED!!! FINALLLLLY!!!

Gutter Flower said...

oo inty wa7da ahbal miny! inzain plz mo wagt 7achi il habala.. fi wa7da thaltha hnee with a jaw that's dropped to the floor.. wh.. what.. whhaaatt juuuussssssttt happpened =| they kissed? no? WHAAAAAAT! dandoon ba9ee7 7aram 3alaich!

Jacqui said...

Yal khaysa this is sooo short, I do not approve hehe :P Bs yummy red lipstick hehehehe o egoloha it highlights ur lips, shakla shway o he wants to eat the red :P

Gutter Flower said...

sexual heeaaaaliinn.. sexuaal.. sexual heeaaliinn..

ZoN said...

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!

you know what will make the story exciting, a fight or a witch spell :0

Gutter Flower said...

heeeeey!! no fights! they fought enough! kilyom they fight a9lan!

Anonymous said...

weee akhaf 3abood ga3ed ydeg o ma yashbek :O o ehya 6ay7atla 7ub o gharameyat weya 7amood :O

Gutter Flower said...

yal maynoona! wainich! itha radaity 3alay 3gb 3 days i wont comment again! bro7y 7adi mt5ar3a le7agt 3alaich wnty hnee =p

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

nora,
yes yes galby its truuuuuu!
tra u didnt comment 3la last post...you sure you read it? ;Pp

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gutter flower,
LAAAA LAAAA LAAAAAA!!
dont 9eee7!
if you 9ee7 ana shasawy!
it killed me to right this! stupid haya gets all the good guys =@

**SEXUAL HEALING WITH GUTTERFLOWER**

chenna that sounds wrong? ;Pp

oo ya habla ana im moderating elcomments bs 3a6oony fr9a ared! LOL ;Pp

i said ill wait wallah kany ;Pp

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jacqui,
we never know i guess ;)
i did promise action, didnt i? ;Pp

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zon!
enta!!

ya3ny youm there was a fight ent e5tafait!

al7en ayeeb witch oo tamshy mara thanya!

la2!!!!

(PS: witches avaiable in marina mall in abundance ;Pp)

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anony,
finalllllly!!
someone is starting to understand wats going on ;Pp

nora said...

OH MY GOD! RA7 NE9 7AYATI!! MY HEART STOPPED!! I ACTUALLY FROZE!!I THOUGHT YOU POSTED TWICE!! EEEEE I READ AND COMMENTED MY DEAR, HOW COULD I HELP MYSELF NOT TO;)

OKAY YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT UP TO ME BY HMMM... MAYBE.... UMM.... OK.. ANOTHER POST? YES? YES?? YES I KNOW YOU ARE SMILING! OK OK JUST TURN THAT GRIM UPSIDE DOWN.. YES THERE WE GOO.. HEHE.. OHHHH AND THANK YOU SOO MUCH IN ADVANCE:)

Gutter Flower said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! uhwa shway it sounded wrong bs m3alaih..

*sexual healing with dandoon*

and when i get that feeling.. i want, sexual heeealing.. sexual healing is goood for me..

HAHAHAHA.. a7is haya's singing this fi her mind as well.. so let them kiss 3ashan trta7 miskeena!

inzain sim3ay 3ad.. ma9a5teeha.. kil post cliff hanger a5as mn il thani b3dain the next post lazim shay yeg6a3! il bnaya t3ebat oo ana te3abt weyaha! tabi sexual heeeaaling.. HAHA... *slaps self* sorry sorry!

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

nora,
ee tawwny astaw3eb!
how did i miss that!

i think its cz there was no fighting over 7amood there ;Pp

hehe ;**

oo ill post as soon as i can wallah...i pwomise i pwomise i pwomise

**GRINNING LIKE AN IDIOT MO BAS SMILING**

;)

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gutter flower,
did i mention enich habla?
i did, mo?

oh well, wont hurt to emphasize it ;Pp

HABLAAAAAAAAA! ;Pp

but...well....yea...

i guess i dont blame you ;Pp

**SEXUAL HEALS WITH GUTTER FLOWER AND DOESNT CARE HOW WRING IT SOUNDS**

nora said...

ohhhh myy... you want a fight? hehehe i'll give you a fight.. and its still oooooooonn dont worry, i wont lose him.. even if i do.. oh who am i kidding? i wont.. but yeah sure if you want to share him, we should create a scheadule to arrange time and dates okay? for you guys i know im so kind that i share my own man, out of my own will:)

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

nora,
ohhhhh how so very kind of you!
i would like to retaliate bssssss.....i think gutterflower will take care of that oo b3dain ill just take her down instead of fighting on two fronts ;Pp

Silhouette Crime said...

3alagtene at the end,

aba more

w the red lips ilexplanation a7 che aba lusicious

nora said...

okay you see, now you are speaking my language! we should team up you and me and take gutterflower doooown and then i'll show you guys who is the BOSS nyahahahahaha



p.s. i am not mean, im just fighting for what i think is best hehe:)

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

silhouette crime,
7ADDA ME TOO!!

irony is...i look really bad with red lipstick ;Pp

clown-like i believe lol ;)

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nora,
haaa gabel shway team up with you, then show me who's the boss!

oh you are SOOOOO going downnnnnn! all the way to chinatowwwwwwn 3la golat deze ;)

im totally kicking both of your butts! 7amoody is mine! =D

nora said...

awww 7ayati.. i understand what you are going through right now.. its a stage of denial.. i understand that, i really do.. you still cant face reality cause guess what? he is mine hehehe... and thats it, i declare war! bring on the next post please 3ashn i still didnt eshba3 mina:)

Gutter Flower said...

HEY! ok 9ij ana habla.. bs guess what?!

u know u love me ;)

xoxo

gutter flower

a9lan mama, law inty mo habla mithly chan ma 7abaiteeny.. kilmn yara il nas eb 3ain 6ab3a! humph!

M said...

It smudges? wait laish? he kissed her? gooly ee please gooly ee <3

ana tana7t while reading.. te5ayalt roo7y mokanha!

On-The-Rocks said...

borzaiga 7adda mindimij oo min kithir ma mindimij gaam esa3bil, hahahha thats a good sign, because when ever im reading a good part of any story this thing happens!!!!

loved this part and can't wait for the next one!

now you go study!

CuteandCuddly said...

love it :)
i am speechless :)
not really :)
dior red lipstick oh my god that me :)
layla is so my best friend right now :)
we will look cute together both of us being white and having red lipstick on :)
okay nora i am with you girl :)
it seems you declared war and as your allie i am here if you need me :) ( my penguins need some action )Dandoon i am sorry but nora is helping me out in my own war so i have to help her :)
no hard feelings :P

love ;** said...

intay nawya you give me a heart attack?? EEE thats what your posts do to me, my heart is always racing, and I always have this dorky smile on my face ily eshoufny egoul ana ily bl story lool ;p

love you babe, missed you ;**

zuz said...

walaaaaaaaaaainnnnn!!!!:@ 3algena ezyada ba3ad:@!!! dandooon 9ertay my number one now;** bas 3eft manaf o mbarak, m7ammad is da best;p!! write next part ASAP!! thanx;**

Pearla said...

i'm having problems today to write wat my thoughts are lol ..
bs uuu5 hal m7md i swear ino my heart starts rasing when he starts talking lol and ktha i imagine i'm haya and ad5el my own world !!
I NEED LOVE ASAP !!!
Dandooooon plz make us all happy and suprise us with 23 ? lol
You know wat just popped in my head (23) , its Nathan's number ! do you know Nathan ? ;p lool hint(one tree hill) .

and btw you and Gutter Flower's comments just crack me up ! love them haha ;*
mwaauh love u dandoon ,(ahdeleek ana dandan's song) :p LOOOL

Stand-Alone~ said...

waht what what what what what what what what SMUDGE YOU SAY what what what what RED what what what what what what what what what what what
what what what BLUE EYES what what what...

OMG I AM GOING TO KILL HAYA.. ya3ni the thought of 3abood calling o mayeshbak didnt even occur.. ma 7aset eb shay???


UPDATE NOW PLEASE!!!!

Starlight<3 said...

Ahhh, M7ammad, dior, London!

All my favourite things wrapped up into one post, and Haya ofcourse. I couldn't ask for more ;p

You are my savior:* the escape from boredom along with the other bloggers out there ofcourse (A)

& ofcourse the question that
s already been asked : IS HE GONNA KISS HER? If he is, I'm so envying her position right now, I can imagine it.. Her staring into his blue eyes, him staring intensely at her rouge lips and then like an eagle he pounces upon his prey and kisses her, she is so lost, surprised and taken aback by his gesture she doesn't realise Layla clearing her throat behind them.

Sorry I got carried away, it goes like that or dum dum dum 'something along those lines' haha Im so lame XD

Post soon, & your posts always and I mean always get better with each post.

xx

Aurous said...

@@
smudge shno?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aurous said...

P.S.
7amoooooood is mine and mine only... I'll buy a gun if I have to ;p

Gutter Flower said...

Hahahahahahahaha yal maynoona tawny I read the comment ili ur telling nora ina I'll deal with her.. I don't need to deal with any1 wala stop any1.. Tabi she declares war let her declare war 3ala roo7ha I know ina m7amad's mine.. Bs if I have to fight with any1 over him it'll be u dandoon lana u created him.. Sorry nora bs 7abeebti I guess ur on ur own in this.. U can fight with urself all u want.. It won't change anything..

And YOU Miss i-like-leaving-with-cliffhangers-that-give-false-hope-of-something-happening-btwn-m7amad-and-haya-bs-crush-ur-hopes-fel-next-post.. Stop it! Stop torturing me! Let them kiss woman! Listen to M aka ehya b3ad shakelha she needs sexual healing with us :p plzzzz basich ta3theeb!

libero anima said...

YO ! i just realized that i missed so much from ur story and i just read all the parts i've missed ..

when i read ur story it's like watching a movie u know .. ..

very awesome ! ..

inzaaaaaaaaaaain .. sooooooooo ..
btw i hate layla .. a7es-ha she's a 2 face goody goody .. =p

Hessa said...

uuff I love them :( LOOOL!!

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

HOW COME I THOUGHT I REPLIED TO THESE COMMENTS!

IFFFF! I HATE MY MEMORY!! ;Pp



nora,
war haaa?
warrrrrrr?
waaaaaaaaaaaar!

oh we will sooooo seeee ;Pp

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gutter flower,
i know....i end up loving ahbal people!
im a strange strange girl ;Pp

me loves you <3

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M,
looool ;)
maybe he did! ;)
maybe he didnt!
stay tuned and find out ;Pp

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borzaiga,
as long as youre mindemij, saww eli tabeeh! lol! ;)
except the whole studying part, thats no fun ;Pp

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cuteandcuddly,
SO YOU COULDNT BRING YOUR PEGUINS TO HELP ME!! =(
**CRIES**
i want penguin help against nora..oo gutter flower...oo aurous..oo kilihom! ;Pp

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love,
ba3ad galby entay wallah...salamat your heart ;**
oo its okay...i imagine myself as her too hehe ;Pp

love you more wallah babe...i know ive been a lousy blogger lately...bs wallah you guys are always on my mind, especially entay ;**

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zuz,
looooool!
yah yah yah! my imaginary boy is winning in zuz's criteria for hot imaginary blogger guys ;Pp

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pearla,
wallah YOUR comments crack me up ;Pp
oo galby, WE ALL NEED LOVE!
tadreen that song in moulin rouge? alllll we neeed is loooooove! ;Pp

oo i dont watch one tree hill...bs ana el 23 malty a7la mo?
say yes ;Pp

ps: i MISSED you while i was away ;**

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stand-alone,
entay MOOOOO MET5AYLA kemeyat elthe7k eli the7at'ha awwal ma i read your comment!
oo mo met5ayla kemeyat elthe7k eli ga3da ath7akha now that im rereading it ;Pp

wallah eni a7ebch ya standy ;**

oo maybe that idea wouldve crossed her head etha kan m7ammad 3a6aha fur9a testaw3eb esh9ar ;Pp

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starlight,
maybe you didnt get too carried away ;Pp

looooool!

maybe youre getting into my head and stealing my ideas? or giving me some for that matter ;Pp

hehe....love ya babe ;**

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aurous,
smudge oo bas hehe ;Pp

oo hey! i can get a gun too ;Pp

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gutter flower,
LOOOOOOOOL!!
a7ebich wallah i love your comments ya hablaaaaaa! =D

ambaih wallah you never fail to make me smile! =D

oo hey! i dont leave you with false hopes, do i? do i? doooooo iiiiii?

ps: i think we should start a sexual healing support group ;pp

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libero anima,
loooool!
aham shay the comment about layla!
you hate her cz shes a goody-goody ya3ny? ;Pp

oo entay wain?! laish your blog entay oo mashmosh arent being updated?

me misses LA =(

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hessa,
ba3ad galby entay wallah ;**
a7eb lma ashoof esmch bl comments wallah ;**

Pearla said...

Love is just a gaaame ;p I was made for loving you baby and you were made for loving mee <3 seriously best medley ever .. and i love that movie btw ;p lol ..

and Ofcourse your 23 is waaay better m7md my looove lol ..

awwww 7beeebty inty, i missed you more ,, i'm glad u like my comments l2ne i love your writing ..

Gray Goose. said...

This post is dope :] I love your story!
DId I mention I loved this post? More please!;]
I hope they kissed. And how awkward it would be if Haya was standing right there watching them as it happened;o Ahh can't wait for the next post;*


-Crystal Spankbomb.

Daloul said...

tara im a big FAN bass i never comment mi3inna i looove ur story. i can wait 4 the nxt post !!!
yallah 3aaaad post.
tara Aza3al;P
a7ess itgooleen za3al bo ya3al:p bass 7attan law plz post soon.
love yew ;*
XOxo

Pearla said...

"Contrasting Realities 23"
when ?

Anonymous said...

Yallaaaah, numbeerr 23 ???
Im waiitttiinggg, and i beg of you SOOON!!!
xx

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

pearla,
el blog bloggich! ;**

your comments are what kep it alive! ;**

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gray goose,
loooool!
that seems to be the trend lately ;)
i guess we'll wait and see! =D

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daloul,
olaaa olaaaa olaaaa!

ana agool za3al bo ya3al 3an daloula? ;)

afa 3laich ana martha! very soon bs la3yoonik ;**

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pearla,
adree 6awalt 3laikom wayed halmarra hehe =\
bacher or etha kilish kilish sunday inshallah ;**

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anonymous,
loooool!
7beeby wallah ;**
like i was telling pearla, tomorrow or maximum sunday inshaaaaaaalllah!


wishing you guys a wonderful weekend! =D

What a stranger does to me;** said...

maaashaalla.. i luv ur writing!! Amaazing.. ur story gives me butterflies everytime ;p
next please ;**

Yousef said...

Oh dear lord!! what the hell is going on with these two :< !!

ambeeh bs 5la9 Haya waq3t fe 7ob alrajol elsa7er :P ( shwe lo'3a 3rabeya ! ) bs what about 3abod :( mo already her mother told her ena there was a problem with the network ymkn kan yd8 3leha wo ydz messages bs ma to9l :(
law el5a6 mal Haya mn zain wo mash'3la 5edmat "Miss u" jan ma 9ar hatha kela! LOL