Evening in Roma


Green and Healthy


noun \ˈha-bət\

: a usual way of behaving : something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way

“We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle proclaimed. “Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,” William James wrote. But how, exactly, do we rewire our habits once they have congealed into daily routines? We already know that it takes more than “willpower.”





Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet.

It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.

This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.




When you fly, there are the usual questions that we cabin crew ask each other every. single. flight.

Where do you live?

What group are you in?

What does your roster look like?

Question #1: Where do I live.

All cabin crew for my airline live in Dubai.

It’s just the question of where, since we have so many buildings around the city.

Sarab is where I live.

Well, technically the location is around the Nad al Sheba area, just outside of Dubai.

Sarab is just the accommodation building’s name.

But not a lot of people know where that is exactly.

(I mean, to explain to taxi’s where it is, you need to use landmarks close by Sarab to get them to figure out where you are trying to go)

But other cabin crew definitely know of Sarab.

Its infamous for being in the middle of no where.

30 minute drive from anywhere.

((And for some other reasons which I won’t get into!))

The pro’s to living in Sarab?

It’s quiet

It’s a nice small community of fellow cabin crew.

We are the only accommodation that is provided a shuttle to the mall.


It’s quiet.

You can’t avoid seeing some cabin crew you wish you could avoid seeing.

{I mean, there are 5 buildings, housing up to 500 people in each building. That’s a lot of cabin crew.}

To go anywhere you rely on bus schedules. Unless you have a car. Or pay for a taxi.

But I have a roommate I love, friends are just a 30 second elevator ride away.

So ya, it’s good.


My building.


We all are wondering what happened to this aircraft.

It just seems unthinkable that something so big, with so many people on board, could just disappear.

When the news first came out that the aircraft was missing, being Cabin Crew I immediately thought of what happened in those final moments on board. What the crew were doing — if they were in the middle of a service, or sitting down eating and talking in the galley. We might never know. But it struck a chord close to home, I imagined what I might have been doing, and what I would have done had something like this happened on my flight.

The most reasonable explanation seemed to be either a bomb on board (which would explain the lack of distress signal sent by the captain) or an in-flight disaster where the plane crashed into the sea.

It just doesn’t add up as to why there was no emergency signal, why they lost the plane on the radar, or how it could just disappear. The airline industry has ways to track an airplane if it crashes.

I read this article and think it provides some important things to remember:

• Fact #1: All Boeing 777 commercial jets are equipped with black box recorders that can survive any on-board explosion

• Fact #2: All black box recorders transmit locator signals for at least 30 days after falling into the ocean

• Fact #3: Many parts of destroyed aircraft are naturally bouyant and will float in water

• Fact #4: If a missile destroyed Flight 370, the missile would have left a radar signature

Fact #5: The location of the aircraft when it vanished is not a mystery

• Fact #6: If Flight 370 was hijacked, it would not have vanished from radar

So who is hiding information?

And what information could be so bad that it is worth hiding?

In the mean time, I will be praying for the families of loved ones who were on the plane, as well as for the passengers and crew.

Instructions for Life

These are from a book called “Life’s Little Instruction Book”, by Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Memorize your favorite poem.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, I love you, mean it.
  5. When you say, I’m sorry, look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged for at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slow but think quick.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, Why do you want to know?
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Call your family.
  16. Say, Bless you, when someone sneezes.
  17. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  18. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
  19. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  20. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  23. Spend some time alone.
  24. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  25. Remeber that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  26. Read more books and watch less TV.
  27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
  28. A loving atmosphere in your home is important. Do all you can to creat a tranquil harmonious home.
  29. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  30. Read between the lines.
  31. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  32. Be gentle with the earth.
  33. Never interrupt when you’re being flattered.
  34. Mind your own business.
  35. Don’t trust a lover who doesn’t close their eyes when you kiss them.
  36. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  37. If you make a lot of money, put it to use while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
  38. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  39. Learn the rules, then break some.
  40. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
  41. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  42. Remember that your character is your destiny.
  43. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.