Jamie Ortega
So most of you know I was born and raised in the Kingdom of Bahrain for 16 years. My college friend once asked me if I would recommend Bahrain as a tourist attraction. I honestly didn't know. What I can say is that if you're looking for natural attractions, or theme parks and all, it probably isn't the place for you. BUT if you just wanna be in a pretty little city, or go shopping for hella cheap in stores like H&M, F21, Topshop, Zara etc., have a decent night out, and eat a lot, then you should check it out. It's a pretty little lit up country, especially at night. There is nothing like seeing the Bahrain lights when you are on the plane and about to land.

(pictures from weheartit.com, I own none of these photos)

American Alley, Juffair. Ahh. I miss this place the most. We currently stay in Juffair and I love it there. I love walking at night or in the afternoon. Everything is in Juffair!
This week I found out there's this Bar Gym nearby my area. I was asking my prof about flairtending after class one afternoon and he said that I should just ask to be taught by people from school who already knew how but he said if I was really interested, I should check out the bar gym where they have tutorials. If you knew me well, this is like totally my childhood dream (don't judge). Hey, I watched Coyote Ugly when I was young and I was really motivated to be a kickass flairtender. I've attended a workshop once and I loved it. I'm not going to lie and tell you I was naturally great at it, I was not. But that did not discourage me. I want to do all those juggling tricks and look cool at that (ha!). I'm definitely gonna check their rates (when I have the freakin' time) and I'm hoping it's not too expensive because I want to get back to dance class asap.

I really really REALLY miss going to dance class. It's my "me time". I mean I go there all by myself and I don't know the people there. I just like to get lost in whatever routine we're doing. I go home and my whole body's aching yet I've never felt better, you know what I mean? It's something I do for myself, no one else, and having to have that something is just really good for me.

I think attending classes like these is therapeutic. I get to sort out issues or rather I remember why I shouldn't be having issues at all. I get to focus on myself and challenge myself to do better. And I make myself better. 

In the meantime I have 6 days a week of school. And in all fairness to myself I think I'm pretty good at managing my time. I always have time for my boyfriend and friends despite the busy schedule. I guess I can squeeze in non-academic classes as well. :)

Yesterday, Agot and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. We went to Fort for dinner and dessert. Things didn't really go according to our original plan because of the horrible typhoon the day before so we played it safe and went out somewhere near. It was still very very fun. At the risk of sounding cheesy, finding him in a crowd still makes my heart skip a beat especially last night :D

I cannot tell you how proud and grateful I am to be in such a beautiful relationship. We've been through quite a few storms both literally and figuratively ;) BUT we got out just fine.

Love, I feel so blessed to have you. I love how we don't just make a good couple (ha!) but we make the best of friends. Thanks for always trying to bringing out the best in me. I appreciate every little thing.

I cannot put into beautiful words what I feel so I'll just leave it to that.

I love you like more than a love song baby :)) I'll always always be here for you, honey.

Here's to many many more years of awesomeness! I love you, Augusto :D


Not much photo ops 'cause we forgot to ask the waiter to take our picture. :)) PLUS my camera ran out of battery since we had no electricity. So yea, blurry shots and solo pics. Even if we did get better pictures, they wouldn't capture how great I felt that day :)

Dear strangers

You are disgusting.

You had no right to shake up my world.
I really really dislike you with passion.
I hope you get what you deserve and you get it good.
I hope you get sleepless nights.

Please be ashamed.

Jamie Ortega