Friday, August 31, 2007

Back-To-School-Arrangements (part 3)

Tomorrow's school. WOOHOO, we'll have a great time. Yes, Yes we will.
I just need to get my pack-back done. And then it will be all settled.
I woke up at 11:30 a.m. today. Let me explain, I woke up at 6:30 a.m. because my brother came into our room and took something. I felt that he came and so I woke up, I had a hard time getting back to sleep so I spent 2/3 waking hours just trying to fall asleep. Now when my alarm clock went on I couldn't but turn it off, and tell my mom that I hadn't have my enough share of beauty sleep.
I woke up feeling kind of grumpy. Then it was all OK. I am ready for school. Not so sure school is ready for me but that is a different matter.
I've had a nice lecture on how school is great and so I won't be complaining about school out loud. I don't want to hear the lecture again but anyways I really think it's time to go back to school.

This year should be different, in a good kind of way. This year means new classmates, new teachers and the like. I hope we get good teachers. Or not necessarily. Any teacher is fine. :D
It must be weird for you to read this, you're used to the complaining me. I'd have talked on how bad the first day will be, how my teachers would be not my dream-teachers and so on. Whinning and nagging and not wanting to go back would do me no good. I have to embrace the fact that school is coming.
School is tomorrow and I could use all the good karma I can get. I don't want to start whinning in here, it would be the wrong foot to start on.
May it be a good start. ;)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back-To-School arrangements (part 2)

Hello again, and welcome to the 2nd part of my school arrangements. I've kept up with my sleeping timing today. I'm terribly exhausted. I've been doing some chores around the house and so I think I'm going to call the rest of the day off-chores. But well, I had to do a last thing which was helping making pizza with mom.
I managed to get our room in a good shape to welcome school days. Once my sisters are off to Muscat we'd have plenty of space in our room.
I think what is left to say is that 'Deal with it, school is coming' I can survive another year comfortably since I survived 9 years quite well.
I've finished 'The King of Torts' today, and watched the re-run of bones which for a change we managed to catch and ate a lot of grapes while watching. Which was healthy, I guess.
Anyways today we got extra white pants since the ones we first bought were too cool for school. And I really mean that. I'll probably wear the first ones out rather than for school.
That's it for today I guess, I'm still in denial! :P, well anyways I'll come around. You'll notice it next time. For now good night.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back-To-School arrangements (part 1)

It's all sinking in at the moment. The room needs to be tidy, school things need to be prepared well, and these kinds of things. I've managed to make my bed time more suitable for school, today for an example I woke up at 9:53 am.
Yes, I'm very accurate :P The mobile said so at least. That is a good timing to wake up in. I watched Babel which had a nice plot to it. I want to watch 'Bones' for probably the last time today since it's on 12 a.m. on Tuesdays. The re-runs are in a time when we never seem to catch.
I need to blog as much nowdays. I just need to do these last things from wasting time. I think the most important thing I need to do is just accept the fact that school is coming. :( I need to sort out my feelings.
Here are some of things that need to be said before I get caught up with school.
1- I might not be able to check blogs a lot.
2- I might be late in replying to comments/mails/posts and such.
3- I might start complaining A LOT about school/teachers/homework and the like so that'd be normal.
4- I'll probably be late in welcoming new members, not that late though. Don't fire me!
5- I'll do my best to keep up with viva, and if you want to write an article about anything mail it to me please or to Waed or Ash.
6- I'll be blogging less often.
If these signs were noticed then they're a good thing. I'm actually being a good student. Which is exactly what I need to be doing.
Let's try to arrange or sort out my feelings. I shouldn't worry about school, it's only four days away. That is a scary fact indeed. It shouldn't be though. I'll have time to be online, watch tv and do what people do with their lives. It's only my 10th grade.
I'll still hate school of course unless there would be drastic measures in my school. That is for sure. Hey, it's a normal thing. Now let me go tidy up the room and I'll blog again tonight telling you how it went and the remaining updates on my back-to-school arrangments. Till then, so long everyone.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Nobody else

I'll discuss various issues here, some things I've been wanting to get my thoughts on straightened out. A couple of weeks ago I read in the newspaper a review about the last Harry Potter book. It was obvious not many liked how it ended. That is very understandable. The thing that got me thinking though was the fact that the writer of the article thought that Harry Potter sends the wrong message, or something of the sort. She said that Harry, not only in the last book, had everything ready for him. Every success there was, that he accomplished with or without help, has been just because someone or something was there to show him the path to the solution. He had everything ready, so did he actually deserve all the hype? Anyone else could've done what he did. It's not because of Harry the situation was resolved.
Now is that really true? I'll give you another example, in the rainmaker, Rudy has his case all done. All the papers he needs, everything is in his best interest. Is it just because he knew for sure he'll get the case? Or is it just because Harry is always so sure of what he does? Maybe all it takes to do what you want is confidence! Why do people think that way?
It's not that fate is working in some people's favour. Sometimes these people have the strength to go the extra mile. It's not very nice to hear some people say that it was pure luck. I'll move on, I know what you're probably thinking, this girl is too attached to fiction characters.
It's just annoying. Isn't it? It's not just with fiction stories, it's somehow related to real life. People think anyone can fill the other's place. That's a scary thought. If it wasn't you doing the job you do, someone else can do it as easily. If you weren't there to console me, someone else would have came along. If it wasn't for you, it'd have been someone else. That's just wrong. We need to appreciate everything for the way it is. And be grateful.
If it wasn't for me (you, they, we) it wouldn't have been someone else. Or maybe, it was meant to be this way. Don't think that it would've been someone else, but think that it was this person because no one else can do it like him/her.
Listen to Rihanna when she says 'Nobody else can do it quite like I do'

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cinderella, ella, ella, eh, eh eh!

Hey everyone,
I finally gave in and started preparing for going back to school. I have my school bag, note books, pens, most of my uniform. I still need white pants, the navy blue tunic. I'm not much agitated if I get them or not. Even though school is in less than two weeks. I can't check the calender because I'll know how many exact days left. I wouldn't appreciate that.
I've been watching movies and staying till 2 am. I've been trying to arrange my sleeping timings but have been failing miserably.
I really feel like blogging now but I'm having a hard time to search for things to say. I'm pretty bored, listening to Jonas Brothers.
I need to go to bed soon. I'm just feeling like talking. Let's blabber for a bit please? I watched 'Happily N'ever After'. It is a modified version of the fairy tale of Cinderella. You must be thinking, the story has been edited and changed so many times. Cinderella has to marry prince charming at the end. I see nothing wrong with that. Who would turn down a prince charming who searches the kingdom for Cinderella, his love?
But sometimes these twists in fairy tales are cute. I totally loved 'A cinderella Story' starring Hilary Duff. Other than the reason that I like most of her work. This movie was very cute. The base line remained the same but she dropped her cell phone instead. The modern Cinderella which I really hope can exist in today's world. She met with her prince. Still it was a prince, having a throne or not doesn't matter.
In 'Happily N'ever After' Cinderella marries the dish washer of the prince. It was very romantic. I know by marring him, she changed her fairy tale but so what? Time changes! You can always watch the Disney version and reject this change.
I, on the other hand, loved the twist. :D
I really need to go now. It's late and I need to go sleep. Take care everyone and please put up with me.


Unwritten by Esmee and Natasha Bedingfield. I totally love this video. And yes, I just found out about this song. I know it's an oldie but I just love it.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Summer Books 2007

Books I've read this summer and how were they:

Emma by Jane Austin, I loved it so, it was so very interesting!
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austin, I've read it before but I just love the characters and events in this one.
Veronica decides to die by Paulo Coelho, much lessons learned from that book for me!
Short stories by Paulo Coelho, I got them online and they're absolutely fabulous. If anyone wants to read them just tell me and I'll send them over.
Angels and demons by Dan Brown, a must-read for everyone...
Harry potter and the half-blood prince by J.K.Rowling, I loved it sooo!
Harry Potter and the deathly hollows by J.K.Rowling, last part of HP... Fell in love with the book!
The rainmaker by John Grisham, unexpected end and a great plot, very engaging!
The adventures of Huck Fin by Mark Twain, still reading it, my English will be screwed after I finish this book but it's fun!
The King of Torts by John Grisham, I liked this one, good plot and you can't tell what's going to happen next.

عزيزي فلان للكاتب أنيس منصور، لا أعتقد أن القصص القصيرة هي ما يبرع فيها. مع إنه لديه أفكار رائعة عن الحياة و لكن الأحداث التي تجري في قصصه لم تشدني.
لا بحر في بيروت، و عيناك قدري للكاتبة غادة السمان، سأكتفي بالقول أن طريقتها في الكتابة تجعل ما تكتبه معقداً و صعب الفهم
لكن لديها أفكار لقصص جميلة جداً

Here's my list of people to thank:
Waed for recommending the three Arabic books that I read this summer.
Ash for recommeding the rain maker and the king of torts.
and last but not least my dad for buying me these books!
aaahh, I really had a great reading this summer! :D

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Targeting minorities and innocents

500 people were either injured or dead in Wednesday's bomb blasts in Iraq. It targeted the "Yazidis" in Iraq. The Yazidi population in Iraq is about a half a million. I will not ask why would any one kill these people? I'd have to ask why would they kill Muslims, Christians, Kurds, and all of those people from various backgrounds. Not even one channel on TV mourned their death. They only showed it on the news. It is very annoying to see such a thing happen and that it passes by just like any other bomb blast.

May their souls rest in peace

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


These are some of the photos that we took:

Pirates of "Mega Mall"

The Central Souk of Sharjah

Some shop in The Mall of Emarites

Skiing in Al-Ain Mall

Some sort of a museum in Mega Mall, it's the first thing you see when you enter the mall

Ski Dubai in the Mall of Emarites, it looks sooo great! It's all inside a HUGE mall!


Hey hey hey, guess where I was?? The UAE (Dubai, Sharjah, Al-Ain)... I always love going there and this time it was super special. I haven't been there in almost a year and during that time I got to meet my friend Ruqayia online who happens to live in Dubai. I got to meet Rux last Monday, I got to meet Rux, I got to meet Rux... Nanananana.. I feel like such a kid but oh my God, I met Ruqayia... See that little "X" in the wish list, I made it and met her!

Ok I can talk about other things in the visit to Dubai just let me rejoice one last time in this blog "I MET RUX, WOOHOO"
Since it's summer there are a lot of special stuff going on, by that I mean the huge sale they have on clothes... We weren't planning to shop a lot but it is something unavoidable when you go there. We got 2 cool red bags. We got more stuff but well, I'm not going to list them now!
They had BIG book stores there and that is something I'm so sorry we don't possess. They had all the books I can't wait to read.
It is a whole new world in there, there is always something or another going on. While we went it was the festival of Summer Dubai, Dubai Summer, Dubai's Summer, whatever it's name!

Take care everyone, I missed you all...
PS1: Thanks for Lucia and Andrea for their comments while I was away.
PS2: I want to say to Mariel this: it's ok for not being in touch, I understand how hectic life can be specially when you're going to your senior year.
PS3: I can't wait to tell you Waed all the details!

Thursday, August 9, 2007


These last days in this summer are just being gone to total waste. Not that I mind really. One good thing was the amount of books I managed to read!!! Yes, indeed that was my sole source of joy this summer that I know won't go away. I've taken guitar lessons which were totally fun, I've been clinging to the hope of soaring the sky in one of those planes in the destination for a new place, I've had a lot of set backs which have left me rejecting any sign for hope of leaving this place for the last time before starting school.
We have been handling Viva and we'll be responsible for publishing two new articles this Sunday. It is kinda tough to handle it but we're pulling through.
Life is standing still these days. Not much going on, it's been a while since I last blogged so it's ust to keep you "posted"

Take care

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Asian Cup!

In tribute to the Iraqi football team, this post is written. I can only do as much for they made a whole nation happy. They helped giving us joy! yesterday they went to Iraq to celebrate the win there... The captin, Yunis, said he'd go running with the cup in Iraq and if he died, it didn't matter!!! no comment from my side on what he said!

Nasha'at, Truly azazing!
Noor, the goal keeper... I love him
Qousay, I adore the way he looks...
Jasem, He's too good
Ali rehema, from his looks you can see his determination
Yunis, our capitan... He deserves to be the captain because there's no one to top him
Haidar, don't let his skinny look deceive you
Hawar, the bomb of the team
Basem, there's this cute similarity between him and Jasem
Mahdi, like the rest of them, he's just azazing
karrar, he's really energetic
Ali, even though he came at the end he did a great job and nearly goaled
saleh, he suffered from an injury so he couldn't play at the final match but he rocks

It's all just surreal... But maybe it's more than just a cup. They made millions of people happy! May it last forever! :D

PS: I couldn't find a better picture so these aren't exactly the players that played at the final match but well, most of them did!

Harry Potter and me!

Today I finished the ‘Harry Potter and the deathly hollows’, there will be no more parts. I am not complaining but the thought that there will be no more new adventures makes me sad. *sigh*
As I held the book to start reading it, I couldn’t help saying ‘Please don’t die, Harry’. It seemed that my whole problems depended on it, everything would hit rock bottom if he died. I can’t explain it but it was so important for me to finish the book knowing that Harry lived a nice long life after defeating Voldemort. These were merely my thoughts before reading it. I couldn’t help shedding a tear or two, even though it wasn’t that sad. I think it was the thought that Harry might die at the end, and there will be no more books afterwards. I thought if he died then it would be one lousy ending.
I was captivated –ahhh, now that’s a nice word- from the beginning of the first chapter till the very last word. The end was simply fabulous, J.K.Rowling couldn’t have ended it in any better way. I am sure you’ll love the last part. It was breath-taking. I love all of them, Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginney, Luna, Fred and George, Hagrid, and all of them!!!
I won’t stop annoying my sisters and brother with the best fake British accent I can muster while reading Harry Potter… There may not be any more books but the previous ones are still in my custody. YAY!!

So, I’ll wrap this up before I start getting all mushy and stuff! I love you Harry!