ND Meet up

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On March 1st, 2016 I was fortunate to attend a meet up that was organized by ND at Dante Coffee house. These two ladies – Njood & Dana – have organized this event in collaboration with Arabella and That Red Lip. The two bloggers talked about their journey about blogging and how they balance between blogging lifestyle and their personal lives. Also ND hosted the DestinationShargiya Magazine, they talked the type of magazine they run and how it’s versatile for everyone to read. We got the opportunity to chat with these sweet bloggers and got to know them even more by enquiring them.

Muneera Bubshait from Arabella talked about her start up with blogging and that the important thing is that you do it so that others can benefit from your experience not to gain millions of followers or being able to receive gifts from brands, it’s all about benefiting others. She also talked about working at one of the most beloved places for every Saudi child Toy Town! How working there made her feel joy and bringing back her childhood memories. Another thing she talked about being a member at the Global Shapers; a community that is led by young people who work together to make a difference around the world, talking about a project she led on 2015, which was about the Autism children the way she spoke about it with passion and from the heart.

Next was Asma al-Malki from That Red Lip. First she talked about her studies in English Literature, how she worked to develop her English language she then talked about working with KG kids for two years and how it was the best experience in her life, then blogging and how it was amazing to have the opportunity to share it with her followers.

Then both of them talked about when there followers asks them questions like ‘what’s the best products for acne or what’s the best to whiting my teeth.’ What both bloggers agreed on is that when they try something and works great for them that doesn’t mean it’s the best for everyone, they review the product based on how it worked on them.

The meet up was well organized and lovely, the speakers were open-hearted and welcoming. ND did an amazing job, when it was almost over they handed us a goodie bag that included some samples of great products and discounts for Dante Coffee shop and Flower Hunt. I cannot wait for the next meet up these ladies will plan for.

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Mathaq

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Today I went to see Mathaq Event at Prince Saud bin Nayf Park. A lot of the participates where specialties in Art & Food, it had a verity of choices. My favorites were the graffitis by talented Saudi men and the numerous painters and artists. The organizing was great and the  Volunteers did a wonderful job, cannot wait for the next event!

My Name Is Natalie (My first novel!)

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The day has finally arrived!! My first novel has been released, under the title My Name Is Natalie. Thanks to God, then my parents who supported me in this journey to turn my dream into reality. It’s available on AmazonLitFirePublishing, and Barnes&Noble

I hope you guys enjoy it…

Inspire Me

On April 25 and 26, 2013 I was blessed to go to a one of a kind new youth forum at Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz for Science and Technology Center. The idea of this forum is to inspire people and motivate them that they also can succeed in their life just like other people did…

The speakers were a successful people who faced their challenges in life

First to speak was Ms. Layla Al-nahdi, then Ms. Hanan Al-qattan, and last but certainly not the least Ms. Hayat Sindi.

They all were an inspirational characters and personalities…

Unfortunately I have missed Ms. Layla Al-nahdi’s part, but all of the audience was amazed by her speech.

Ms. Hanan was wonderful on the way she spoke about how to be a person with a pure heart and how to forgive people every night before going to bed, and that forgiving makes you feel better and shows people the real you.

She also spoke about destinies, and how god tests us in life, mentioning a story about a man who had an accident and was left with one arm only…

After the doctors saved his life, he hated himself and yelled and the doctor “why did you saved me?” “What’s the point of living with one arm?” who’s going to take care of me?” the doctor looked at him and said: “ instead of complaining think of why did god let you live, this is a message from god and its up to you to discover what it is”…

The man was inspired by the doctor’s words and kept thinking for months on why god saved him and left him with one arm. And so he became a writer… he first started writing to the prisoners to entertain them and then he became a writer…

Ms. Hayat Sindi, was an indescribable person, she has a PhD from Cambridge (1995-2000) in Biological technology entitled “Studies on electromagnetic audio contemporary sensors”

BA in pharmacology with honor from Kings Collage in London

She memorized the Holly Qur’an while studying in London

She invented a device in a size of a mail stamp called “Mars” that helps to understand the chemistry of the human body and discover disease; in another way it’s a device that is able to analysis of fluid in the blood with a simple material cost.

The standing ovation that this Saudi Woman has received due to her astonishing accomplishments was wonderful… she’s a truly inspirational woman.

The next day was in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Khobar, and there were nine speakers; Abdualrhman Trabzoni, Abdulla Al- Ayaf, Dr. Nezar Bahbre, Dr. Waleed Fitaihi, Feras Begna, Bader Al-hmood, Ammar Bogas, Abdalla Jomaa, and Mohammad Ba Zead.

All the speakers were more than inspirational, their stories, challenges, and their achievements.

But the people who inspired me the most were Dr. Waleed Fitaihi and Ammar Bogas. Their words made my body shrug.

Dr. Waleed Fitaihi had many of American people entre Islam; he also created a security system for newborns; to keep the child near his/her mother with an electronic bracelet on the mother’s hand and the newborns leg, if any switch or abduction attempt the alarm will go on and the entire children department will close it’s doors so no one can go in or out of it.

Ammar Bogas, also known, as the “Compelling impossible” is a 27 years old man who was born with Warding-Hoffmann Disease; it’s a disease where the only thing the human can move are their eyes and tong.

Ammar graduated from high school with a score of 96% and graduated from collage with honor, to become a collage professor and an inspiration to the entire world.

When they announced that they’re bringing him on stage, the entire room gave him a standing ovation.

This project was one of the most tearful, beautiful, and most successful that I have ever been to in my entire life.

It was a true unrepeatable experience.