Monday, December 14, 2009

Long Walk to Freedom

This is a really inspiring read. It makes you realize the hardships Nelson Mandela went through in his life to achieve what he's achieved in his life. It makes you truly respect him, and be inspired by what he did.

I found it amazing how he managed to put some of what he went through in words. All of his years fighting for the ANC, going underground and getting prisoned. How all of these happenings shaped the man who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It's a Must-Read for all of those trying to make the world a better place.
I loved how it somehow makes you think of what matters in life.
I highly recommend it.

Here are a few quotes:
"There was no particular day on which I said, From henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise."
Page - 129 (This is my favourite. Often while someone talks about an experience he went through, he'd say from that day on, or from that moment on I knew I was going to be.. or something similar, however in life that doesn't happen to most of us, we simply finding ourselves doing it without knowing when did it start. That's why I simply love it!)

"It was a clear night and somehow even the stars looked even more welcoming here than from elsewhere on the continent."
Page - 426

"Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden, but never extinguished."
Page 856

Friday, October 16, 2009


I need time off all of this. This is not a complaint, I simply need sometime to reflect, and to ponder over things. I lack this lately. School is busy as usual, but it's from the first few days that we all noticed how super hectic this year is going to be. I have come to terms with it since it's my last year. However, I lack the time to read, which has been a bit disheartening since it's my let-out. I also need time to simply sit, do nothing, ponder over a thousand things without the guilt that this time should be spent studying.

*Just like posting this makes me feel guilty I'm online while I should have something to do, so I'm off to do something for school.*

Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts: It's only for about 10 more months. :D

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waltz the Night Away*

So I've had quite a nice night today, which is awesome really. I didn't think I'd be in such a care-free mood a few days away from school. It's been listening to Rotana, which got some really nice old songs I used to listen to, and it's been great. And the chocolate I had, along with the laban! It's been great.
However, what made it awesome was reading the book my friend gave me. It's a nice break from the long classic stuff I've been reading lately, I just started last night and got to fairly more than half way through it, but it's short and very interesting.
Anyways, I was watching video clips, or at least that was what the channel was putting, I put it for the music, and as I saw some classy songs and not so classy ones, I realized that a video clip doesn't need girls dancing on the beach or something so tacky, you could definitely have a classy video clip that actually people liked. Here's an example of a video that I love of a song that is one of my all time favs:

Hm had to share that. So I've had a nice night, and this was just what I needed to get my spirits up about school and the whole thing. Hope everyone is having great days, truly!
Much love

* No, the title isn't taken from a song or a book, I just thought of it. Not very original, but hey!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Volume I

I just finished this book last night, I managed to finish it before school started so that's great.
It was my first time reading Sherlock Holmes, and it was a lot since this book has a lot of stories, but it was really entertaining and interesting. I'm glad I finally have read Sherlock Holmes, and I'd recommend you to read this book, it's a great edition and how they've put together all these stories. I might wanna suggest that you take it slow, like read it slower than I did. Maybe when you get to the stories, start another book or something.
However, I don't regret reading it all together. I think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is brilliant, the character of Holmes couldn't have been more perfect, and I simple looove Dr. Watson!
Will be waiting to read Volume II of it, but I can definitely wait.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Doodles while doing Physics problems. My doodles suck really, but hey! They get me through boring times. :D

I love this one, doing 3araooth for Arabic, how neat it all looks. It's not the case always, it's usually a big mess while I practice anything for school, but this one is simply too neat.

PS: photos taken today, but I've done these last year when I was studying for exams.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ramadan Shows and Ads

So it's Eid. And although it hasn't been much, it is nice!
Ramadan is over, and so are the million tv shows they did for it this year, but hey! They're probably starting to make more for next Ramadan. The tv shows are quite good, but it's a shame they're only showed during Ramadan (yes, there are re-runs afterwards, but it goes on for the rest of the year until next Ramadan, in that time between them there's nothing new).
It's like they made Ramadan become about what tv shows and such, it's really not good.

I didn't watch any tv show regularly this Ramadan, but I saw episodes of a few of them. They were good. I just need to vent on 2 facts they don't notice, (they = the makers of the tv shows).
1. A show can be successful without having the lead character a woman who's had to struggle all her life, and she's an angel at heart, but the whole world seems to be against her. Seriously! You can get more creative than that.
2. Endings don't have to be either so devastatingly sad, or to happy endings with everyone either getting married, finding the love of their lives or making up with the one they love. Rise above such cliches, I don't mind happy endings, in fact I love that. I just need them to be believable!! It's not too much to ask, is it?!

Anyhow, I simply need to share these ads as they're UNBELIEVABLE hilarious.

Gotta love Ahmed Mekky. Those were my fav Ramadan ads!!!! :D
Hope everyone had an awesome Eid, or is enjoying their time! Love

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Interacting with Books

I have to wake up early tomorrow, but I just need to post about this or else I'd forget.

While reading, you find yourselves sometimes so interested in the book you're reading that you hardly notice what's happening around you, or what people are saying and such. I interact with what I read, I laugh out loud, giggle and show my emotions while reading. That's not what I wanna say though...

I was just reading Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, and I came upon this line just now:
"Thank you," said Holmes, shutting his eyes; "pray go on." Page 707

I also tried to imitate what Holmes did, I shut my eyes and imagined myself saying "pray go on." This happens quite often with me while reading. Shrugging my shoulders, covering my mouth with my hand in shock, raising an eyebrow, nodding, shaking my head, etc. It's a curious thing when you catch yourself in the act. Trying to do what one of the characters did, or how they reacted. I just love it! I think it's quite fun to do so...

I'll continue reading, hope everyone's doing great!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I know I haven't been blogging in a while but life's been pretty hectic here, and as I have school less than two weeks away, I though I'd blog away...!

So in these past few weeks I've been kind of sick. I've got an infection in my lungs, but don't get worked up folks, I'm fine alhamdulliah! I got X-Rays, a CT, a lot of blood tests, and stayed for about 5 days in the hospital which was because they wanted to know the cause of the infection (which until this date has not been known! Seriously, you'd think with all the tests they took they'd be able to track that down, but anyways! My cough got better so I'm not complaining). My stay at the hospital wasn't very pleasant, but as my mom stayed with me and my family were there I was comforted they're there. Plus I had a book with me to get me through it, I've read like over 600 pages of Sherlock Holmes while I was there!! Too much for my first Holmes experience but it's been very entertaining!
The most annoying part was the endoscopy I had. That was a total drag, they said I wouldn't feel a thing (which was true that I didn't feel the tube they got in me) but I did feel my throat stiffen to a really uncomfortable point. Not pretty! But it wasn't too bad. Actually, I think I'm walking through this pretty well, but it's just my mom who's been most affected. You know how moms get, and my mom is a seriously sensitive person, so it has been really tough on her which I'm sorry for the trouble I gave my family)...

So I'd like to give a shout out for all the people who have been there, by visiting me or just with their prayers. My family has been a great help, and I can never thank them enough, and my friends have been incredibly supportive. I am blessed to know so many good people, really.... THANK YOU SO MUCH! Today we had family friends over who drove over an hour to get here to check upon me, because they heard I was ill yesterday and insisted to come for a visit. Really experiences like these truly make you appreciate the important things in life...

Thank you everyone. I owe you loads!


I was tagged by Ash to get the book nearest to me, and open page 161 and copy the fifth sentence. So here we go:

"My dear Watson, try a little analysis yourself,'' said he with a touch of impatience. ''You know my methods. Apply them, and it will be instructive to compare results."

From Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories (Volume I)
Bantam Classic

I tag:

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Missing Banana

Remember the Lost Banana I posted about once? Here's a link for that post.

Rejoice, my friends! It has been found. My mom and sister were cleaning the room, and here it is!Not exactly decomposed yet, but fairly on it's way there.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer Readings 2009

The Karamazov Brothers - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Such a great book. Captures human emotions so well. It's a timeless classic. This was my 2nd Dostoeveski book and it just makes me want to read all of his writings. He's one of the best!
Thanks Ash for recommending it. :)

The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
I don't know if it was me, or the book. I usually like the books of Nicholas Sparks but this one just didn't work for me. I fall for romantic stories easily, or at least I used to. Maybe I'm growing picky, but I wouldn't recommend it.

The Road - Cormac McCarthy
This book is amazing. I totally see what's the buzz is about, only two nameless people living in a world that has ended. It's so scarily believable. I highly recommend it for everyone. Really puts life in a new prespective.

Foundation - Isaac Asimov
I really liked it. It was definitely something new and exciting. I'm looking forward to reading more of Asimov's works. He's a genius!!
Thanks ViC for recommending it!!!!

The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
I didn't think I'd like it, because I thought Bilbo's charcter was a bit awkward in the Lord of the Rings but it was great. Funny, fast-paced, and highly interesting!

Silas Marner - George Eliot
My first Eliot book. I was postponing reading it, I don't know why. Maybe there was such a buzz about her that I thought I'd be disappointed but I wasn't! The book got to me. I loved it. So simple, yet so touching. Classics prove once again, they're the thing to read when you're looking for inspiration! Definitely looking forward to reading more for Eliot.

The Broker - John Grisham
Not Grisham's best, it wasn't a legal book really. I liked it though.... Pity I didn't read anything else for him this summer!

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
I don't think I can do this book justice. It's truly a life-changing book. I loved it, and it touched me deeply. It's hard for me to talk about it, it's just one of the best books I've ever read. So simple, yet left me nearly sobbing at the end...

Just read it. ;)

Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories - Truman Capote
I've never watched the movie, but I thought it'd be interesting to know what it was all about so I got the book. It's a nice little book, the stories are something totally new from the things I've read, yet I could relate someway somehow.

Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Although the beginning promised something bigger than the rest of the book had to offer, I must admit that I really liked the book, and the whole plot. It was very refreshing and I would recommend it. With a quote like this: "His nose was somewhat pointed and there was never any doubt at whom he was looking or talking - and this is a flattering attention, for who looks at us? - glances fall upon us, curious or disinterested, nothing more." Page 17.
I couldn't help liking it. Some have the talent of describing things that when you read them, they knock you out of your senses at how simple the author makes it sound to describe something you find so hard to define.

New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
I liked it. Jacob's character rules. Found Bella to be annoying at times, but I managed to get through the book in 24 hours. It's not an indicator of how good it is, it's just that I wanted to know what happens next. Meyer's style is too interesting in this one.

Orlando - Virginia Woolf
AWESOME READ! Truly. Too original, and with so much spirit and soul. Everyone should read it. It's a timeless book. I just loved how I could find something to ponder upon in almost every single page. How I found myself in that book at so many times. When I read in page 70: "they will yet endure ridicule and misunderstanding than keep any experience to themselves". I was stunned. How could she write something like that? How could I find myself described in that line with such truth. I have to remind myself she didn't write the book for me though.
Thank you Mohammed for this great recommendation!

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
I liked it.

Gloomy books aren't my thing really, but it's a classic and it was bound to be a bit gloomy, but it was too gloomy for my liking. I don't understand why people find it so inspiring and true. Someone inlighten me please!

Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
If you haven't read for McEwan then you're definitely missing out. One of the best authors I've ever read for. He writes too effortlessly. No one, and I mean no one that I've read for can enter the mind of the character the way he does. I don't know how to say it really. You have to read for him to know what I'm talking about.

The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
I loved how it got me into a whole new world and people. China in the 1920s, the life of a farmer and his family. I really appreciate such books, not many can truly pull them off and tell the story the "right" way if I may say, but I think this one is such a book, it got you living with them, and appreciating the work of farmers.
Thanks Ash for introducing me to this!

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
A great great read. Such memorable characters, such emotions. The author got very deep into his characters, I really felt very connected with them. Loved it! Loved it! It's the kind of book that sheds light into matters you did think about, but in a new way. It makes you want to get up and help the poor, the children the way one of the characters did to a young girl and changed her life.


The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
I can't believe I've read it to be honest. Such intensity. It's great! I didn't think I'd like it this much, but it's the kind of book that stays with you somehow. I still remember much of the details although it's a 1000 page book. The word captivating isn't enough for this book. I'd say you might want to be a little over 17 to read it though.

The Blood of Flowers - Anita Amirrezvani
I love books that tell the story of people you'd have never got the chance to hear otherwise. How carpets are made? How many of us actually looked at a carpet and considered the forces it took to make? The un-named, unknown people, who are satisfied with being anonymous with the mere thought of making the world more beautiful.

I highly recommend it, it's just one of the best books I've read. If you like Khalid hosseini's books, then read this too. Thanks goes to Rux for this awesome recommendation!

Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
I really really didn't like this one. Couldn't stop Bella from getting on my nerves. The author was trying too hard. I was expecting something other than Bella forgetting to breathe because of Edward, even though I got something a bit drastic, I was even more disappointed. Not very excited about reading Breaking Dawn, but I will. See where that will go.

Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
Original. Very original. Made me want to be a catcher in the rye too. If you want to know what that is, you have to read the book. It's just one of the best books ever. And I simply can't stop using his expression of 'it killed me'!

Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Too good. Life is a story. Pi is too cool a character if you ask me. Cool may not be the word for him, but his mere name inspires coolness. I want such a name.
I'm thankful I got to read it. It's just... I'm getting lost for words here actually. Read it and you'll know. You won't be disappointed, I'm sure.

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
Awesome book, with loads of hilarious stuff. I loved it, I've read it before in Arabic but it's nothing like reading the original which I found to be an awesome read.

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Again an awesome read. Having read that, now I've officially read all of the Harry Potter books. I'm pretty psyched about that! :D

Again, a huge huge thanks to ViCtoria, Ashok, Mohammed and Rux for the awesome book recommendations! My Summer reading was much better thanks to you guys!
My holidays are still on, but the Summer holidays should have been over next week, so I simply put the books I finished during the 3 months time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

تذكر - كاظم الساهر

This is such an under-estimated song. I remember listening to it when I was in Iraq in the late 90s. I just found it recently again!!!
I have to dedicate this post to such a beautiful beautiful song. It's called Tathakar (which means Remember), Kadim Al Sahir sang it for the children of Iraq when Saddam was ruling and the situation was really bad. I think they banned it on tv after a while, and I could only find 2 videos of it on Youtube, and they're not very clear but still. It's a song worth listening to. I loove it!!


كلما صليت ليلاً
Everytime you pray at night,
ملايين تلوك الصخر خبزاً
The millions who chew stones like bread

قبل أن تغفو على أي وساده
Before you fall asleep on any pillow,
أينام الليل من ذبحوا بلاده ؟؟؟!!!
Does sleep come to those whose country has been slayed?

إني أراهم عائدين من المدارس
I see them coming back from schools
باست جبينهم المآذن و الكنائس
Mosques and Churches have kissed their forheads
كتبوا لكم هذا النداء
They wrote this calling for you
بعثوا لكم هذا النداء
They sent this calling for you

وطني جريح خلف قضبان الحصار
My country is wounded behind the bars of...
في كل يوم يسقط العشرات من أطفالنا
Everyday our children die
إلى متى؟ إلى متى ؟إلى متى هذا النداء
Until when? Until when? Until when will this calling continue?

PS: I translated it, so there might be some mistakes, and I didn't get to publish the whole lyrics.


I want them!!! We don't get a cold winter here, but these outfits are too awesome! That's why I need to go to university in a place that's cold and I can wear such stuff. Aren't they adorable?

For more, see here: View All Sweaters

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I don't have much to say, but I need to say something. Life's standing still.
Haven't been reading much lately, or doing anything productive for that matter. We just got school stuff, and we started studying bit by bit.
Ramadan is here (Ramadan Mubarak to you all!) and the TV is having all sorts of shows. We're watching only bab el 7ara as usual. It's not much, but without it we'd be stuck roaming around the house all day! It's not healthy...

It shouldn't be like this. It's holidays, Ramadan, and we're taking it bit by bit preparing for school. It should be as it is, yet in a different way. Something more alive (?).
I'm talking nonsense here, but I need this. Just let it go, I don't know why I'm feeling so... so... so not cheerful. Stressing school and next year when it hasn't even started. Let's let go of this, shall we?

"la la la la life is wonderful" right?
It is.
Bottom line, stay beautiful people!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is an amazing book. It's very original, and has great insights on the world!!! Religion is a topic that's addressed in the book, and the author does great work with it.
I just loved it. How Pi grows, and becomes more mature. Awesome Awesome!!! I'm jealous of his name though, Pi! You know the 3.14 thingy...
I really think everyone should read this book!

Anyways. I have a nice quote to share from the book:

"So you want another story?"
"Uhh... no. We would like to know what really happened."
"Doesn't the telling of something always become a story?"
"Uhh... perhaps in English. In Japanese a story would have an element of invention in it. We don't want any invention. We want 'straight facts', as u say in English."
''Isn't telling about something - using words, English or Japanese - already something of an invention? Isn't just looking upon this world already something of an invention?"
"The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?"
"Ha! Ha! Ha! you are very intelligent, Mr. Patel"
Mr Chiba: "What is he talking about?" (this is said by the partner of the one talking to Mr. Patel)
"I have no idea." (this is said by the one who was talking to Mr. Patel)

Page 380
Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ensan Akthar

انت منت انسان أكثر
enta manta ensan akthar
You're not more human than I am
قلبي مو من قلبك أصغر
galbi mo men galbak as'3ar
my heart is not smaller than yours

ومثل ما تشعر تأكد اني أشعر
w methel ma tsh3or taakad eny ash3or
and like you feel, be sure that I feel too

فيني منك فيك مني
feeni menak feek meny
I've got some of you inside me, and you as well (meaning we're the same)

غصب عنك غصب عني
'3aseb 3anak w '3aseb 3any
(we're the same) whether we like it or not

التقينا واللقا قسمة مقدر
eltegaina w elloga gesma mgadar
we met and meeting was destined

I simply love this song. This particular part of it. It's so true, yet we fail to realize it over and over again. One of the things that really annoy me, is stuck-up people. I mean what is the reason they walk around thinking they're all superior to other people. I just don't get it. I'm not talking about people I know, I'm just talking about people in the streets, in malls, and such when you see them walk by you, they make you think they're above everyone.
It's ridiculous. How hard is it walking with a nice smile on your face (on the good days I mean)? I don't think it is. You don't even have to have a smile on your face (although that would be better), you can simply walk without airs.

I just felt like venting, so I did. I'm not particularly annoyed by that at the moment, but it's more of an observation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Negative energy going down the drain!

"Truth of the matter, he's got the blues" Rock All Day - Outlandish

What if I, too, have got the blues? I'm feeling it and it's not a pleasant feeling. I keep getting annoyed and upset for no reason. I feel like there are a lot of bottled up feelings inside of me, yet I can't define all of them. Sure, there's anxiety, worry, stress, guilt, etc. All of us have these inside, but for some reason, there's something eating me up, it's probably the stress that school is coming soon and I don't feel prepared one way or another. Amotionally I mean. I know it's going to be a roller coaster ride, being the last year and all, and how stressful that's going to be. Almost everyone has been advising us to study hard, and to focus and the likes. In usual cases, that was totally fine, but it's been getting on my nerves, making me feel how serious it will be, and I already know that. I think I need people to tell me, it's going to be fine, you'll do great, and it's not as hard as they say it is...

A lot of things have been getting on my nerves actually. And that is annoying in itself, I hate getting worked up for nothing. I used to feel good knowing I didn't have a temper. I know I'm really awful with dealing with pressure, although there is some good two weeks left for school, it already got me on my toes, for quite sometime now. I just wish I would feel the stress when school started, and things got hectic, it would be more justified. I guess, it doesn't have to be though.

Perhaps this is on my Let-Go-List (Thanks goes to Nema for making me think the reason I'm not perfectly capable of letting go is the fact that I don't exactly know what to let go of, it's got me thinking! So Thank you, Nema, I appreciate it a lot.) :
Let go of un-neseccary worry and stress.
Let go of the constant guilt circles, getting worked up, feeling guilty about it, get worked up for that and act as if I'm angry about something, go about my business and then when someone asks why am I worked up, get worked up for that again... A vicious circle, I tell ya. It may not be as bad as I make it sound, but it feels bad enough.

I need all the positive energy I can get to be honest. These last days should be about feeling all care free and such. I'll try to make it so, I'll put some dancy music and let the stress slip away... :)

Bee Happy people!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just Let Me Go

So I finally got to taste Ice Tea, it was the Lipton Peach flavored Ice Tea, and it wasn't all that. It tasted more like a peach juice but I can officially say I have tasted Ice Tea...
That's my exciting news for you.

Other than that I just finished a really interesting book, The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. It's a great read, if you are interested in reading about something new, about Iran back in the 17th century and about a young carpet maker, then this is the book to read. It's enchanting!
I loooooved it.

Now I'm reading Eclipse, the 3rd Twilight book. I have no expectations, but they say it's better than New Moon so I'm all up for it. Bella going gaga over Edward is getting a bit old, but I'm trying not to let it get on my nerves. What can I say though? It's too interesting to put down.

What has been on my mind lately is that I need to let things go. I do. I keep stressing things that I ought to have let go of ages ago. It's hard when you have a mind like mine, that keeps thinking over the same thing on and on and on. Everyone has their flaws and issues like me.
I simply need to learn how to chillax more... and Let go of things.

That's what I wanted to say really. Hope everyone is having awesome times, and eating lots of ice-cream ;)

PS: the title is from a 3 Doors Down song that's called Let Me Go, which is one of my favourite songies.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Les Misérables

I just finished reading it, and I feel the need to dedicate a post for this amazing book. It's been a while since I read a classic, and I knew I'd like this book, but I just didn't know that I'd really fall in love with it. It's so... perhaps touching is the word.

It is very sad, yet it's a beautiful kind of sadness, and a noble one. I recommend it highly!!!
And here are a couple of quotes that I liked:
"The soul helps the body, and at certain moments uplifts it. It is only bird which sustains its cage."
Page 228

"You look at a star from two motives: because its luminous and because it is impenetrable. You have at your side a softer radiance and a greater mystery: woman"
Page 319

Les Misérables
Victor Hugo
Pocket Books

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gone with the Wind



I've seen Gone with the Wind a couple of days ago and I loved it! I've read the novel in Arabic, I thought it was ok. Nothing grand, and very very gloomy, too gloomy for my taste. Yet, the movie was captivating. I didn't think I would like such a movie, very old and classic. Classic movies aren't my thing, yet everything was perfect. When she would cry, laugh, get teased, be filled with despair. Simply brilliant!!

It remained somewhat gloomy, yet they managed to get me hoping for a better and happier ending. (Yes. I am a hopeless romantic.) I loved it!!!! How it filled me with hope.

"And I'll think of some way to get him back. After all... tomorrow is another day." Can you think of a better way to end a movie? (Sorry if this is a spoiler for anyone who wants to watch it, but its too beautiful a line for me to refrain from quoting it)

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Life does impose certain rules on us, we may rebel and try to break free, yet they remain to haunt us.
Life makes us go through everything, we try to over come what comes our way, and we do our best, yet sometimes it is too hard. Perhaps it is destiny, and how we are meant to spend our lives, and what we gain from it all. And maybe, it happens to put light on matters in our lives, or
on the ways of the world.
What of young people wanting to get married yet life puts all the obstacles in the world in front of them. It is something that has been bothering me for quite sometime now, and I feel the need to tell you about it. Many people in this world had their lives changed, they got through it, and lived to tell the tale.
So here's the bottom line, two people in love, get engaged, but after sometime they break up. She doesn't have a passport that allows her to get him to live with her in Jordan, and he can't get her to come to live with him in Palestine, so what can they do?
It's all too sad if you ask me, and the thing is that they had to end it because they knew they would have to live apart or spend their lives away from both of their homes. Jobs abroad aren't easy to get, and even if they did get it, what would happen if they lost their jobs? What would happen to the kids? They must have gone through a really bad time having to break up over that. And it's only one case of many many young people, who can't get married, or can't find jobs. It's such a shame, for Palestinians, and how we seem to be losing ground of the miseries of these people, or of the people in the world in general. I do share Younsef's views (a character from On The Hills of God which is a book that I can truly say has changed my life, one way or another) of how we should quit putting the blame and seriously try to solve all of this, find a common ground. Our pride has done no good in this matter whatsoever, I understand it something beyond me to comprehend, or for anyone who hasn't actually experienced it, but I understand for the sakes of these people, serious steps towards their salvation from their misery should be taken.

If the leaders truly had the people on their minds, they'd have at least made an attempt towards trying to attain peace. However, what I say is merely how I view the issue.
Inshallah, the best that the people derserve may happen. We simply need to show our symapthy. It's not just the Palestine-Israel-Conflict, it's of all the conflicts in the world, and of all the nations that are suffering!!!

People's capacity to endure truly amazes me!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stress Relief

Listening to: Hey Love - Jason Mraz (I am addicted to this song, and I proudly announce it. Owe it big time to ViC for introducing this song to moi!!! :D)
I'm just wasting time playing so I thought I'd just post some ramblings since I feel like it. there's nothing much to blog about really, but whateverr!

I don't want to ponder upon serious stuff, it's past midnight and pondering over deep stuff will surely take a bad turn and end up with me rambling over something I have no idea about, and when I read it next I'll be like 'Huh?!'... So, uhm... glad that's settled then. What shalt we address then?
**Thinking of something to talk about**

**still thinking**


Darn, I can't think of anything, decided topics are tough to talk about, plus I'm the worst person in the world to actually choose something or make a decision, my friends and family often tell me that I like not being responsible, and maybe I do, having someone to take care of matters is awesome! But I do realize the fact that I always need my people, I am a people's persona, can't live without 'em. I need the pep talk, and the conversations, the advices, and the.... compliments! Well, and what of it? We all do need some compliments to give us a push forward, it maybe bad to depend on them, and I don't really do that. I simply appreciate them, because they do a great job lifting your mood.
And I certainly have a gift for twisting the things I want to say into things that I don't mean, or it's just maybe that my message is coming off clear but I can't see it that way.
I know
I'm too attached...

So, yes I did need a random post... Again! It's like my let out, they help me talk about nothing really, yet take the load off my mind of the thoughts I have all day...
That will do it I think...

So Thank You People, you rule very much! Your comments, and words mean the world to me.
"Awful happens all the time, don't let it kill you'' Hey Love

Monday, July 27, 2009

Subtle Changes

Perhaps it is us who change, and not other people. Maybe, we are the ones who are getting harder to approach or have conversations with. It is easier to think it's other people, and I think I may have been thinking it's other people all the time before, now I think a little differently.
I may be the reason.
It could be happening in ways I have no control of, or a little control of. I am changing and it is hard to know why. I am not talking of drastic changes, but subtler ones. Changes I no longer can put my fingers on. It's ironic since my life is not going through any changes, but the changes are taking place in my mind... Perhaps it is because I live in my head (I say that a lot, but I somehow truly believe that I sometime do live there most of the time). It's actually something that's interesting, getting lost in thoughts that even I don't know the end of, or to where they lead but I just have to surrender myself to them to see where they lead.

I do realize I am still the clumsy girl who has to say everything there is to say about a topic to give it its justice and to explain it fully to the listener, and I also realize I have to make compromises, and to live and let live. It's funny how these simple yet affective things dawn on you in the least expected times...

How seeing these two women again made me think, how I actually remember them even though it's been years since I saw them, but they give great insight on the world because of what they've been through...

Perhaps we are simpletons, and perhaps our minds work in mysterious ways. All of this may have seemed vague, and I think that was the point, since the thoughts I'm having are vague themselves, so I think I am doing them justice by leaving them vague, yet they are very precise in my mind...

I'll leave you to ponder!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Enduring Love

I just finished reading Enduring Love, and as usual Ian McEwan's books never cease to be thought-provoking and very original. Although, the other works I've read for him (being Saturday and Atonement) were better, this one was nevertheless good in its own way.

I just would like to share a quote that I found to be amazingly true:
"It is clearly not true that without language there is no thought. I possessed a thought, a feeling, a sensation, and I was looking for its words."

Page 43
Enduring Love
Ian McEwan

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


What of life? Is it too obscure to try and figure it out? Or simply too plain? I have been thinking about life a lot lately. I can't say I came up with a brilliant conclusion, but it definitely made me think more of myself and my life.
I find myself sometimes filled with a bit of disdain at how I let my life unravel itself, than actually trying to unravel it myself. Getting control of that feels good, very good!

I wanna end this post with lines from Jason Mraz's song Try Try Try:
"If we just live our lives,
putting our differences aside.
Oh, that would be so beautiful to me"

Thank you... <3

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Routine, Randomness, Ravings

Do you sometimes feel the need for change? Wait, what am I saying, of course you do. Everyone does. I'm going through that phase now, mostly because my days have become extremely predictable. (except the fact that I always have a hard time knowing what to cook for lunch, so it's just calling my mom and talking to her about that, but then we decide on something predictable because, well, let's face it, as good a cook I am, I am somewhat limited... I keep cooking the same stuff, but it's not my fault, you can only jump from only knowing how to fry an egg to cooking chicken! So it's a slow thing... But the cooking is fun though, but I always forget something... Like either salt, dried lemon (no idea what you call it in English so I'm translating it literally! Sometimes the food is fahy (fahy is the Iraqi word for lacking flavour; salt, black peper, etc It's also used to descibe a person who drops things, and is clumsy, which is why I get called fahya all the time!...) and sometimes it's too salty, but we're definitely getting there...!!! but wait that's not the issue of dispute -I always wanted to say that-)

So, as I was saying, I'm craving change. I want to learn some new language that is exciting and sounds exotic!! Like speaking smooth Espanol, or Turkce, or Francias! I mean, these are the languages that I want to learn really, and I know how to say a thing or two in them, but it's not sufficient to carry on a conversation (at least with myself raving on and on, even if nobody understoof me. Or wander around in a new place, meet people, and just I don't know what really, but it's a need. I could've been learning French this Summer, but it just didn't happen. So what I'm saying is, either grant me the change I am craving, or (I'm a fair person, so I'll give another suggestion...) stop time, and let me sit on my bed doing nothing but reading and watching movies (so that I'm not left with anxiety about next year and the fact that Summer is bound to end eventually!)... I don't know who I'm demaning my requests from, but that's not what matters here really... I'm not depressed, it's on the contrary really, I'm feeling happy today, more chilledaxe (Huda's word really, but it's not like I'm violating copy-rights!) and so I thought of taking sometime to ponder over this since I'm in a good mood, which won't leave me feeling more depressed but more hopeful since inshallah everything will turn out alright...

So, that's my randomness for you today. I just can't help talking about a million thing in one breath, it's an old habit that's too deeply rooted to try and get rid of.
Rock and roll people!
FEE3O (Jordanian word which means have fun) ;)

Emma Watson

I WANT HER DRESS!!!! Is that so much to ask? It's GORGEOUS.... I just watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so I'm caught up in the daze of it all, how brilliant it was... And Emma is just one fashion-icon, so I want that dress! Have I said that enough??!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Smiiiile :)

Your Cute Monster Says Your Inner Demon is Sensitivity

You are a giving, open, loving person. You truly want the world to be a better place.

You appreciate what you have in life. You are very content.

You are very sensitive, and your sensitivity can be a double edged sword.

People think you're cute because you're generous. You are easy to love - it's part of your charm.

I just love these kind of tests, the result is usually uplifting and it puts you in a good mood even if it's totally shallow and maybe untrue... But hey, I just thought I'd post a blabbering post since the last two were more literary posts, so yeah!
We had a walk on the beach today, I wish it was something more like "Pull me out on the beach, danced in the water" kind of walk, the weather was so hot, and we were soaked by the time we came back, but it felt very good to go out no matter what the weather is like.
It's Summer time, so feeling care free is part of the whole thing.
Hope everyone's Summer is awesome!!


Monday, July 13, 2009


I just finished reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf a few hours ago, and it was a new experience. Besides it being the first book I've read for Woolf, it was just surprisingly thought provoking and it's really a rich novel, I really liked. The little details, and the writing style, it's all brilliant.

So, here are a few quotes that I liked:

"Sunk for a long time in profound thoughts as to the value of obscurity, and the delight of having no name, but being like a wave which returns to the deep body of the sea... for, he thought Shakespeare must have written like that, and the church builders like that, anonymously needing no thanking or naming, but only their work in the day time, and a little ale perhaps at night...
Better it was to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, a potting shed, a wall where peaches ripen, than to burn like a meteor and leave no dust"
Pages 50, 51

"they will yet endure ridicule and misunderstanding than keep any experience to themselves"
Page 70
(they as in human beings, and I think this is the best quote ever, I just love it because I can easily relate to it, it's kind of the reason why I talk a lot, and she just puts it sooo well! Beautiful...)

I have to thank Mohammed for recommending this book, so thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night is a good read, his descriptions are brilliant which is what kept me interested.

Here are a couple of quotes that I found interesting:
"His nose was somewhat pointed and there was never any doubt at whom he was looking or talking - and this is a flattering attention, for who looks at us? - glances fall upon us, curious or disinterested, nothing more." (I simply loved this one, it just feels so true!!)
Page 17

"He tried breaking into other dialogues, but it was like continually shaking hands with a glove from which the hand had been withdrawn."
Page 29

Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wordsworth Classics