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August 18, 2014

CAN’T WAIT FOR MY CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS YEAR!!!

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,F1,FAMILY,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL — by noracassandra @ 10:12 am

i love my unborn

My doctors said it was not possible for me to conceive as I am suffering from ovulation problems. I had to go through a lot of medication, therapy and observation. So I told my sweet husband Ali Dadi that when we started dating. I was honest and told him I am not ready and will not go through doctors pumping me up with medicines! I told him there is huge chance we will not have any children.

His answer was: If it’s not meant for us to have a child I have you and we have Iida… That is enough for me!

And he really meant it!! 🙂

 

It gave me comfort and made me get on with my life with him not worrying that he will ever ask from me to go through any medical frustration with medicine and doctors! And so almost 4 years passed… He never asked me to visit doctors unless I got really sick… and a day came when I was not well… I was bleeding not normally, gaining weight without eating, and I was over depressed. It was time to see a doctor… I went to American mission hospital where the General doctor directed me to OBS & GYN department to see Dr. Alka Gupta who was on duty and free that time.

 

I sat next to her desk while Ali waiting very worried out side. She asked very few short questions.

And suddenly she said: well nothing to worry about!!! You are pregnant. 🙂

I said: It’s not possible Doctors, not one or two but three told me I cannot get pregnant without medical assistance…

She smiled so friendly and said: Well Bahrain has it’s own magic. Lay down and I’ll prove it to you!

I was bleeding so did not believe a word she said until I saw a pea sized little thing…

Dr. said with amazing care: That is your baby.

I started crying not sure why when she looked into my eyes and asked: Do you love your husband?

I said: So much!

She said: then you have the answer to this…

 

Baby was conceived on our anniversary… On F1 Grand Prix Race day… Looking at the photos of that day reminds me of how happy and in love I am with Ali and with our life together! Baby was conceived with love… The baby is the fruit of Love.

 

I haven’t felt this way over 15 years ago!!!

 

I felt I love a person that is not in this world yet… Talk to my tummy… Keep touching my tummy and smiling… I remember I felt this way 15 years back and never thought I will feel it again. And this time I have someone who really shares this experience with.

 

I have Ali and Iida… I am so happy and in love with all 3…

 

Can’t wait for my Christmas gift this year!!! My Christmas baby and my sweet husband and daughter next to me what Santa bringing us this year!!

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February 14, 2014

I ADVISE YOU TO CHOOSE TO BE SEEN WITH FOR SOCIALIZING!

Filed under: BAHRAIN,FAMILY,FOOD,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL,PLEASURES,SAD,WORK — by noracassandra @ 10:20 am

friends

So I have been in this business for some years now…

 

My uncle is a chef who wrote few famous cooking books back in Finland… I and my family are into food for years as I found it comes all the ways from our great-grandfather who was an Italian Chef that worked for an aristocratic Russian Family LONG time ago…

 

My daughter is 14 and her cooking is unbelievable… My mum, Aunts, Cousins and of my sweet grandmother has always been over creative in food making…

 

I was married to a very talented Chef for 6 years which also helps to develop my taste and love for kitchens…

 

My daughter at age of 3 when was asked where would she like to eat and that she had the choice to ask any restaurant she wanted, she asked for the nice restaurant that served those nice Snails and Spicy stake… I knew she got her special love for flavors from her mother!!

 

Time passes and I am still in this field more and more into pastry and cakes these days. It is beautiful! Full of Art and Flavors. It is even giving me the urge to study cooking, but not to work in the kitchen but I just have the urge to know even more!!!

 

I met few famous Chefs through my working years… I have to say my favorite is the Australian Chef Greg Malouf Who I read his article many years back even before meeting… A Good Cook knows by smell if his/her food missing something. That saying was told to me by my ex-husband who himself was reason for me to follow Greg Malouf… I remember I was so stressed… Sweaty… Nervous to meet him in my work place few years back…  

 

Yesterday I met another famous (show man) Chef Buddy Valastro From Cake Boss… Ok not my favorite man and not sure I can really call him a Chef… But he is talented in making HUGE cakes… His show on TV is more family oriented show like American Chopper and Hogan Knows Best… But still my husband, my daughter and myself we do like watching it if it’s on TV…

 

I realized one thing though… As Chef Greg Malouf came in to our premises he was accompanied with professional humble nice people… They were giving him even better image than already been built-in my head… While Chef Buddy Valastro came with BAGS OF **** who are full of themselves and so disrespectful. As a result they affected his image in my mind from being a talented young man (one year older than myself) who is funny and pleasant to see and changed him to show-off arrogant, full of himself of an image…

 

I still shock his hand and gave him my card and told him it was a pleasure to have met him… But it wasn’t even close to the pleasure of meeting Greg Malouf…

 

All I’m trying to say… Choose the people who you are with they can lift your image from ZERO to Million or Drop it down from a Million to ZERO!!!I advise you to choose to be seen with for socializing!

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää !!!

August 2, 2012

Loving Finland

Filed under: ALI DADI,FINLAND,FRIENDS,HOLIDAYS,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 6:02 am

We are here for few days now. Well almost 1 week has passed, but it seemed just few days. The best part we have done so much already!! 🙂

Ali seems to be having fun and Iida asking when are we moving back means she is really loving it.

For me it’s just simple. I’m Loving Finland!!

July 22, 2012

I hope Ali Dadi will love this trip

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,FAMILY,FINLAND,FRIENDS,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 12:01 pm

I can’t wait to see my mum, friends and family… only few days left and I will be breathing that air I missed!

But this time I’ll be with the man I love. Ali Dadi is joining Iida and me on this trip. So much in plan not sure what we can and can’t do in this short time we are there!

We are even visiting Sweden! How we will manage to do all what are planning to do!? 😛

I can’t wait for my mum to hug me!! I can’t wait to go out with Emmi!! I can’t wait to go for the Cruise to Sweden with Kerttu!!! I can’t wait to see my little niece and my sister Sara and talk about Bahrain!!! And now knowing we have family gatherings at my Aunt Anna-Liisa’s place made me so happy!!! 

I hope Ali Dadi will love this trip. Hoping he will love my Family and friends! Well… I’m sure he will love everyone because he loves me!

May 18, 2012

diet for 10 days

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,F1,FAMILY,FOOD,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL — by noracassandra @ 11:35 am

I’m going once again on diet for 10 days… I hope! 😛

I had a lunch… Actually 2 lunches with Ali’s parents in the last week.

What I said about them in couple of posts earlier was assured for me even more. I also got to meet Ali’s eldest brother who was he also a very respectful nice person but very quiet. I think it to do because he did not expect a stranger (ME) to be present in his parents’ house. His kids were lovely and well I was glad to see also very familiar faces around as well. And I got to watch ½ of Spanish Qualifying with very interesting people who seemed all were into the F1 which made me very happy! 😀

The food though… The food is just too good to be true! I am glad I do not live in that house or I will make Ali’s head explode from complains of being FAT… I mean I do complain and give him constant headache now being the way I am… But I have to say again the FOOOOOODDDD… That food is good! As Ali’s mum said you got to dive in the fish today (All different fish dishes)!

Lucky me I got to eat again couple of days ago… This time it was Persian style stew with lamb and small home-made kebab on the side with white rice…… AHHHH…

Ok. So I looked at my body yesterday when was enjoying my one-day spa (once a week Routine)… And I have gained weight! So now back on diet for 10 days… But how when there is so good food I’m invited to??? 😦

 

April 18, 2012

Talk about me as much as you want and be happy

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,HATE,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL — by noracassandra @ 11:05 am

I never meant for anyone to get hurt with this post… So if you did take it personal please don’t. I simply meant that I know of few people who are talking about me and Ali. And I know many bad things about those people, what they have done in past and doing now… I just do not care what you do in your personal life… and to be honest I really wish you and your family the best in life and for all your sins to be hidden from public and world so you will not be ever hurt.

Ali said something that made me smile… Nora Cassandra, You are so famous that the whole Bahrain has nothing but you to check and talk about… So… I’m Famous! 🙂

357 views from Bahrain Alone since February 25th. 2012. WOW… I am Famous here!! 😛

So I guess I will never be able to satisfy the world. And still if it makes you happy and gives you pleasure… and fills up your free time talking about The Famous Nora-Cassandra, I will not hate you nor will get angry at you for doing that! 

Peace and love to you all! :-*

April 17, 2012

Ali… You are lucky!!!

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,FAMILY,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL — by noracassandra @ 2:45 pm

A woman… Religious Muslim. Loving mother. Very hard-working.

A man… Also Religious Muslim. Strict Father but Deeply Caring. And also amazingly hard worker.

They got together many years ago and had together 7 Sons. Yeh that reminds me I never got to read the famous Finnish story (7 Brothers).

Ok back to my story. So these two people had 7 sons. Lived around the world raising them while father studying and working. But mainly their life has been in Bahrain, where the boys went to most years of their schools and grew up.

I have met personally 6 of those 7 and spoken to 5 of those 6 long conversations. I have to say I was shocked. I sued to think if you come from a religious Muslim family you would be against all other ways of living and other believes. But what I saw was respect. I saw educated MEN. Respectful and strong. All can take responsibilities and lay it over their shoulders with great strength.

Then came the day where I met the mother and father. And that was the day where I understood where did that respect, thinking, love and great personally came from.

The father was bit quite and studying me. But head high and great presence. He spoke little but meant a lot. What an educated man. I saw his respect even though he knew my life and believes are not the kind he would actually approve on for himself.

The mother was so sweet. Nice and loving. She kept showing love I don’t get unless from my own mother or my grandmother. She made even cry as I miss that feeling so badly.

This was when I really understood how it is not a religion… not a culture… not believes the name nor money that makes who you are… it all start with PARENTS!! And those two had my respect before meeting them… Had my good words every time they came to conversations… Got my admiration when ever I met one of their sons… And got my true pure love when I met them…

Their sons are lucky to have them. I push Ali even more to spend time with them even if it means not having him all for myself on my day off… And I keep reminding him to ask them if they need anything because I know when I ask their pride will always say no need for anything.

Ali… You are lucky!!!

January 20, 2012

2012 ?!?! Thank you GOD!

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,FAMILY,FRIENDS,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PAST,PERSONAL,WORK,WRITING — by noracassandra @ 11:42 am

2012…

If this year is really bringing destruction, disasters and even the end of the world this is what I have to say.

I’m turning 34 this year.

I have a daughter that is healthy (enough), 3rd in her class even if it is first ever time for her studying in English and has missed a whole year before this, who speaks reads and writes 3 +1/2 (starting French) languages… Who is a wonderful young lady who helped me so much throughout her 12 years (13 this years)… Who I can speak to as a friend, as a daughter and as (my care taker) Sometimes, ex; when I’m sick.

I have found a man who I love so much. Who makes me feel like a little girl, like a woman, friend, wife and lover all at the same time! A man who makes me to get over my stress (which who ever knows me knows it’s impossible mission)… A man who finds the way to make me smile even when I’m getting my period (worst time of the month to talk to me)… A man who still can make me feel beautiful even when I have a bloated stomach (health problem I suffer from regularly)… A man who I can spend hours talking to with him listening to me and sharing opinions without trying to force his opinion on mine!

I have friends all around the world who actually love me and I love them. Friends that I do not have to ask daily or weekly about but when I need them they are there for me, and when they need me I’m there for them! They might not be more than 15 all together maybe not even 10… But they are real ones!

I have a family… maybe scattered in many countries, but I have family that I dearly love… Some talking to me some not (for past mistakes) but still I love them all. I have a mother that makes all the pain go away with a kiss. I have amazing brothers and sisters who all have grown up to be amazing adults that I am so proud of. I have a father that I hurt a lot for past reasons that I have asked for his forgiveness for the pain I caused him and tried to explain to him the reasons of the pain and anger towards him… That father might not be talking to me but I wish him all the happiness and health! And let’s not forget the rest of my family that always make me feel happy to hear from.

I have a job that I LOVE… I have been called actually a workaholic today. But I can’t help loving what I’m doing and of course the owner of this company is a man if ever needs a kidney I would take one out of me to give him as I think that man I owe him my life!

I have a long past that is full of action, pain, fun, sadness and happiness… Things I did wrong and said I was sorry for. And wrong things happened to me, which I have forgiven!

If this is the end of the world… I will leave this world sad for missing all these great things, but I have to admit I will leave with a smile that God has blessed me a wonderful life and great happiness!

Thank you GOD!

August 22, 2011

I guess it counts as a GOOD year!!

Filed under: ALI DADI,BAHRAIN,FAMILY,FOOD,LOVE,MY DAUGHTER,PERSONAL,WORK — by noracassandra @ 5:06 pm

Ramadan, I’m tried; lack of sleep and what they said will be a quiet month at work seems to be one of the busiest.

I love my job… thought of saying that once again.

At last I will reveal out loud where I’m working. I am working now full time at Lilou Pattísseríe. It is amazing!

I am not allowed to say much without consulting the marketing manager but something I have to say is 7 years in food & beverages field I have never been more amazed of how far this field can go.

I started in May and then I got the comment from Ali Dadi that he has never seen me this excited and happy. Of course there are ups and downs as any job but I am truly happy! I enjoy being in kitchens again and for first time ever experiencing sweets… True I have never been a fan of sweets but it is so interesting. Tasting sometimes feels like a challenge specially if I had tasted 2 or 3 different kinds already, then I seem not to have any sense of taste. But I am happy to be able to do it, as Chef Samer (who is such an amazing and creative chef that I never thought I could meet in my life time) asks me to taste and asks for my opinion. So I think I’m doing ok tasting sweets! 😛

There are of course the hot kitchens with all kind of pastas, stakes, Arabic, European, Asian and American kitchens (food)… God knows I could keep going on!

Iida is starting school in September and her birthday is that time, so big plans for her birthday! Hope she’ll have enough friends to invite! 😛

Ali and I are still doing well… ups and downs, stress took us down few times specially with his job being such a pain the last 6 months. But we still survive and find the way in between the hard times to lay down in bed, joke and make love…

So

1 year and 1 month has passed since I moved to Bahrain. I am in love with Bahrain, with Ali, with my work and my little Iida… I guess that counts as a GOOD year! 😉

July 2, 2011

I am happy…

Filed under: BAHRAIN,CYPRUS,FINLAND,FOOD,FRIENDS,HISTORY,KUWAIT,MY DAUGHTER,PAST,PERSONAL,WORK — by noracassandra @ 9:20 am

I just found sometime to write…

I actually don’t know where to start. So much has happened around me. Political stuff, mental stuff, heart related stuff, work, Iida, Ali.

Well. Politics… I do NOT give my opinion there… As I said in Cyprus before that in Finland and even before that in Kuwait. Wars and political issues always have 2 sides or more… And non I meet even wants to see both sides… As most of the world will say one side has the right, but still there in still the other side… In wars as in Cyprus Turkey’s war people said how bad the Turks were and how they did all the war crimes… They even try to plant hate in the kids’ hearts in schools toward the Turks. I disagreed with that as Iida came to me saying she had to write a school report of the war crimes Turkish Cypriot did to the Greek Cypriots. I simply told her if the teacher allows you to write of the war crimes the Greek Cypriots did to the Turkish Cypriots and vice versa than you can write the report but you are not allowed to take sides in a war happened decades ago! After all each war has it’s victims from both sides. Even if I am a Kuwaiti and love Kuwait and will never agree with Saddam did to Kuwait, I still know that, that war did not end with only Kuwaitis getting hurt. I know Kuwaitis also ended up doing war crimes against Iraqi soldiers and even Iraqi civilians living in Kuwait at that time. In my opinion as a Fin, things should be talked about and found solutions without troubling anyone’s life… But then again if there never were someone who disagrees or protests the world would stop developing! After all how did women in Finland got their strong stand today if it wasn’t for the fight they went through… But still… I will never take sides in fights, conflicts or arguments that clearly are not for me!

I got let go from my previous job because of the mess that happened in Bahrain. I was broke, mentally tired, and not sure even if I would stay in Bahrain. I was so close to move back to Finland but to be honest was so happy things went back to normal and I got a new job!

I have to say Bahrain is back to normal. Yes you see still check points and security police around more than you did 6 months ago, but it’s back to normal. Friends are back to their spots meeting up, Sunni and Sheea friends are still on same table joking and enjoying life and their friendship. So I am staying here and still think Bahrain is really cool and I love being here!!!

I love my new job! I will not talk about it much as I still have 1 more month of probation till I’m settled in. I just got to say I really love Restaurant, kitchen and FRONTLINE positions… So YES back to hospitality and restaurant business! 🙂

I’m still in Love with the same man! He is away right now in India which maybe is the reason I am at home and have the time to write as he left me his laptop! 😛

Iida got accepted to AMA school. She went for the entrance exam with Ali. She came out with the teacher, as it seems she got her impressed! She passed the exam with full mark and she was told that she would be put into A class… where they put all their hard-working students to not have bad influence from other students in other classes.

That’s about it for now! I am happy… Alive… In love… Enjoying my new job… And so proud of my little girl! 🙂

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