HI GUYS!!!!!!!!!! OMG FINALLY I'M ONLINE! It's been a crazy week so far, but I am have arrived safely to India! We have been traveling around like nomads this past week and there has been no wifi/internet anywhere. I'm currently in Chandigarh and our hotel lets us use the internet for 100 rupees an hour (around 2 bucks). I have to wake up super early tomorrow, but I wanted to buy some Skype credits and just let people know that I'm alive first. I haven't spoken to my parents yet. I've tried sending emails, but nothing goes through. I just want to let them know I'm safe. I miss them hahaha <3

Flying to Dubai was hard on my body. Biggest highlights were flying over Sweden (even though it was dark outside) and flying over Armenia. I couldn't believe I was flying above my old hometown...it's the closest I've been to Hallsberg since I moved away. Flying over Armenia was very emotional for me. Looking out of my window, I could see Ararat. It was surreal.

Dubai was really unexpected. We were there for only 12 hours, but we walked around a lot. Checked out the older parts of Dubai and ended in the new city. We ate right outside of the Burj Khalifa and then rushed to the metro to get to the airport to catch out flight to Ahmedabad. The flight to Delhi was shaky and weird but I knocked out and didn't realize when we had arrived.

Me at Dubai Airport! At this point we had been awake for 24 hours!!!

At a cafe in Dubai....I don't even know.

Mint lemonade! So good <3

I loved the older parts of Dubai. So many small shops everywhere.

Inside the metro...trying to find our way around.

The Burj. This thing is so difficult to photograph. It is so tall that it doesn't fit!

Metro in Dubai!

We got to Delhi Wednesday morning. Thursday morning we woke up early and drove to the northern city of Chandigarh (where I currently am typing this!). Uploading photos is going to be difficult as I'm not typing this on my own computer. I really hope that when we get back to Ahmedabad next week, that we'll have a more steady connection. It's been very frustrating.


Mosque in Delhi~

Inside a tower at the m osque!

I hope you're all doing well! If I'm not able to post before 2012 arrives, I'm gonna a wish you a happy new year now! HAPPY NEW YEARRRRRRRRRR~ <3

Talk to you soon, I hope <3

Merry Christmas Everyone~

Merry Christmas to you all <3 I hope you are having a wonderful time with your loved ones~ This will be my last post from California~ Next time you hear from me I'll be in India~!!

Bye bye <3

11 Questions

I have been tagged by Emma to do this~ So I will do my best!

Rules: 1. You must post these rules. 2. Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog. 3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post, and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer. 4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post. 5. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her. 6. No tag backs. 7. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ You legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people.

11 things about me.

1. I love crocodiles. I like their cute, sinister smiles~ Too many people hate on them ;_____; 2. I become emotionally attached to objects - especially if I have to throw them away or leave them behind. I feel sorry for the object and feel as though it's sad. ;____; LOL....i know. 3. If I eat a lot of sweets at once I tend to eat a lot of salty things right after to 'balance' myself out. It makes no sense but I do it anyway. 4. Sometimes I feel like architecture isn't for me. 5. I haven't played tennis since June and it makes me sad. 6. The first thing I do when I wake up is to drink a glass of water. 7. I love to take walks on my own when it is cold outside and I have to wear a warm jacket and a scarf. 8. Whenever I got to bed early, I wake up late. If I sleep late, I have an easier time waking up. 9. When I have my own house, I'm gonna get a dog <3 10. I miss my best friend. 11. What I wish for forever and ever is to be happy. No matter what I'll do in the future, where I'll be, and who I'll be with, I just want to be happy.

1. Suppose you could be invisible for one day what would you do? I would....make things appear to be floating and freak people out. Just pull pranks~ 2. If you had to be sidekick of any Marvel Superhero, whose sidekick would you be? Deadpool. He freaks me out but he's funny. 3. Do you think you are a good person? I think I'm alright haha~ 4. If you had to leave right at this moment, where would you go? I have a sweet tooth...so I'd probably want to get crepes. 5. What is the color of your mouse? Mammal or electronic. My electronic mouse is black and silver 6. What is your favorite shape? I like triangels. 7. At what hour of the day are you most worried? Right after the sun goes down. 8. If you had to buy an ereader, which one would you buy? I'm not sure....a kindle? I don't really like ereaders...and I don't know much about them either~ 9. Which song makes you think of an old love?

10. Any rituals for good luck? I talk to myself and tell myself that I can do it. 11. Dream occupation? An astronomer.

Now my questions for you!

1. Where do you see yourself in five years? 2. Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? 3. What language do you want to learn? 4. What are you wearing right now? 5. If you could choose to be an animal, which would you choose? 6. What is your comfort food? 7. Are you a morning person or a night person? 8. What color will your future house be? 9. Do you think you will live in the same city in the future? 10. What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it? 11. What is a short term goal you want to accomplish?

I don't think I'll be able to tag 11 people but here we go~ Leanne, Minna, Leanne, Jenny, Julia, Becca ~

Arcade Fun & Packing

So it's my last week here before I head off to India. There is so much still to be done and I don't want to do anything. I just want to be with my family. I'm flying early in the morning on the 26th. I'll get to spend Christmas with my relatives. I love being with my family on New Years so I'll miss them ;_____; I'll also miss Armenian "Christmas" which is on the 7th of January. My mom said we'd celebrate it again when I come back <3 I was sick all of last week which was such a waste. I'm not gonna have a break until summer 2012...because starting on Monday, my studio is technically beginning. The Tuesday following the Monday that I come back, I have to go to school. NOOOOOOO ;_____; I'm gonna be so jet lagged. Not fair.

I have most of the things that I need for my trip. I wanted to get some basics for layering, but I don't know if I'll have time. Thursday will be the last day I go shopping for the trip. I'm gonna try to pack most of my luggage back tomorrow so I know what I need to buy on Thursday. I'm really bad at packing~

On Saturday, I was still a little sick, but my friends convinced me to go with them to an arcade called Round 1. I hadn't been to an arcade in a very long time and for some reason I felt a little sad. I'm not sure why. The moment we walked in, I wanted to go home. They had great games though and the toys they had were a lot better than other arcades. Lot's of Rilakkumas everywhere!!! We played the Deal or No Deal game and won A LOT of tickets. My friend won over 250 tickets in one game and I won 170 tickets~ They toys were way too expensive, unfortunately. One Rilakkuma stuffed animal was 5000 tickets and I only had 380. But they were cute to look at~

After playing the ticket games, we decided to play some ping pong. I didn't play a lot because I was still sick ;______;

My new shoes!

Experimenting with my new camera~

This was me last week with my crocodile. <3 I wish I could take him with me to India. I'm gonna miss him so much.

My new luggage bag and my shoes (I added them for scale)~

And a random photo of my breakfast today <3

BTW!! This is my first post from my Macbook Pro~ It is really beautiful, but I'm still not used to it. I miss my PC. I don't think I'll ever be a true Mac person - I love PCs too much even though they give me a lot of problems hahaha~

I'm gonna try to post at least once more before I leave~ I'm going to be taking this computer with me to India so I will post from there!

I hope you're all happy and healthy <3 Take care~