Saturday, September 30, 2006

Healing Therapy

It's something so simple, so basic, yet its effect is magnanimous. It can give someone well needed support, it can uplift their spirits, or it can show them just how you feel. It's a hello. It's a goodbye. It's an I'm Sorry. It's an I love you.

It's a hug. A simple, hug!

Isn't it just amazing how good one feels when you get it at the exact moment you need it?

Friday, September 29, 2006


Not sure how many of you have actually seen this. It's an old site, but I figured I'd share anyway.

Those of you who wonder how Bush came to power, you need to check this out.


If anyone knows where I can get a hold of Rubik's Pyramix and Rubik's Cube, please let me know.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Haunting Memories

I lay in bed sometimes, thinking of you. I catch my mind drifting to you.. remembering what you meant to me, what effect you had on me.. *laugh* what effect you still have on me. I stare at my phone wondering why you don't message me. Do you ever wonder about me?

As the questions increase, the silence gets unbearably louder. I force you out of my head, and fall asleep. By the time daylight breaks, reality sets in. It reminds me of why you're so far away. I smile a goodbye to you, in my head, and walk away confidently.. *smile* I know you'll come back again at night to haunt me.. because that's when I lay in bed sometimes, thinking of you.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

It's My Life

So much drama in one week. Forget the Ramadan programs, come see my work life! One of the senior managers is leaving and all hell is breaking loose. All the rumors, all the predictions on what's going to happen next, all the drama.

People come, people go, life goes on, roll with the punches. Any more cliche lines you'd like for me to add?

I'm so amused at how people love to come up with stories and make up their own soap opera. Today one of my staff members came and told me 'we heard you've been upset the last couple days cuz of xyz and that's why you've been spending more time in your office than usual.'

Umm, last couple days = since the beginning of Ramadan! I'm tired, I'm perserving energy, I don't go to the kitchen since we're fasting, AND working 5 hour days means you really need to buckle down to get things done. BUT if you want to come up with your own interpretation, be my guest. I'm not gonna stop you from your fun and enjoyment. Please excuse me from partaking in the games though. Keep me out of it!

When will people just grow up? When will they just mind their own business? It's Ramadan for Heaven's sake. Do something more productive with your time folks! (Reminds me of
June's post, and our vow to CTC!)

*stepping off the soap dish*

Monday, September 25, 2006


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلاَّ عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

صدق الله العظيم

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Road Rage

To begin with, driving during rush hour traffic is not recommended. Now add to it Ramadan, and I'm not sure what happens to people. Someone please explain this to me!

It's the first official working day of Ramadan (the holy month of peace and restraint!) and people already have a bad case of road rage?! This morning I almost got sandwiched between 2 cars because the one car to my right (entering from an exit) decided that he doesn't want to yield to on coming traffic (me), while the guy to my left decided to continue going at the exact same speed at me, while the guy behind me was not about to slow down. My only option was to floor it.

Seriously, people, SERIOUSLY?!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Free Falling

It was something I always wanted to do. Something I thought I'd never have the guts to do. So when the opportunity presented itself, I got in touch with the chicken in me!!

For 24 hours I contemplated the point of doing it. Why? Why jump out of a perfectly operational plane? When I got to the site, I looked around and continued asking myself the same questions. The odd thing is, it was like I was a zombie. I was moving, walking, talking, without really thinking.

I was presented with a waiver that pretty much said that if I die, or sustain any serious injuries, EVEN if it's due to negligence, that I (or my next of kin) will not sue. I actually signed!

As I walked towards the plane, the question marks increased in my head. As we elevated to 15,000 feet, I pretended to be fine - yet my brain was on freeze! As I yelled, 'no no no, it's ok I changed my mind', I was ignored and pushed out of the plane.

I was falling to the ground at a speed of 130 mph! For a fraction of a second, I think my heart stopped. Then, adrenaline kicked in! The wind was slapping my face and I couldn't stop smiling (just like those guys in the pic!).

At about 5,000 feet, I pulled the cord and got yanked back. Suddenly, all that loud noise stopped. It was the most peaceful and serene feeling ever. I felt like a bird slowly gliding towards the earth.

The landing wasn't that smooth, but the minute I stood up, my whole body was shaking. What a rush!!!


My current favorite word is "Seriously". It's great. It's perfect for all occassions! I love it!

"You look great today!" "*blushing* Seriously?"

You're going 120 kph and an idiot pulls out in front of u going 65 kph. You yell, "SERIOUSLY??? I mean, SERIOUSLY?!!"

What's your current favorite word?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shotgun Syndrome

There are times when I'm sitting at the dinner table and there are people who eat SO fast, that subconsciously I automatically start to speed up. It's as if there's this hidden feeling that unless I rush, I won't have any food to eat as they'll have wolfed it all up. I actually sometimes stop and think to myself "What am I doing? Why am I rushing to grab stuff and put it on my plate as if it were a race?!"

Similarly, this whole "SHOTGUN" syndrome when commenting on posts is driving me nuts. What's up with that? Who started it? And who cares if you're the first or 47th person to comment? Your comment will still be read! The problem is, as more and more people started doing it, I found myself rushing in this shotgun race and I'm totally out of control now! :/

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wait a Second!

You know that moment of hesitation, that fraction of a second where you think "Should I, or shouldn't I?" That moment as you're coming out of that exit and you wonder whether you have enough time to get out before the oncoming car gets too close or not? That moment where you look at your phone wondering whether you should make that call or not? That instant where you think whether you should apologize first or not?

When presented with that moment, with that fraction of a second.. would you go for it, or not?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

3abayat AlSayed

الجميع يذكر تلك السيدة التي أجرت معها قناة ‏المنار مقابلة في شارع الحمرا في بيروت و التي طلبت فيها من سماحة السيد دام حفظه ‏أن يعطيها عباءته الشريفة التي كان يرتديها. ‏و قد اذيع مؤخرا في نشرة أخبار المنار ‏المسائية عن إن سماحة السيد أرسل عباءته إلى السيدة ريم حيدر كما طلبت ولم ينس ‏طلبها رغم متابعته و انشغاله بإدارة الحرب و ما بعدها وما يحصل على الساحة السياسية ‏في لبنان. ‏وقد أعلنت السيدة حيدر إن بيتها مفتوح لمن يريد أن يرى فقط ‏العباءة وقالت حرفيا أنا لم أجرؤ على لمسها حتى الآن ولن اسمح لأحد أن يلمسها بعدما ‏ارتداها سماحة السيد حفظه الله والذي يريد أن يأتي يمكنه أن يتبارك برؤيتها فقط

شاهد ‏ريم حيدر

Monday, September 18, 2006

Where Art Thou?

Winter, o winter, where art thou?? I don't remember the last time you came by! Last year, you forgot us!

Seriously folks, when are we going to get some nice winter weather? I know that summer lasts for most of the year, spring pops in for about a week, and fall.. hmmm *scratching head* do we even get fall? We don't have much greenery for us to see it change to orange and red! But winter?! We used to get at least 2 good months of winter!

Mind you, the minute it rains for 5 minutes, accidents start piling up because some people don't realize that driving on wet ground is not the same as driving on dry ground!! But still, I hope you come by this year!

Leaving on a Jet Plane..

You're at the airport now, getting ready to embark on a journey that will change your life, in one way or another. I'm going to miss your giggles, your sporadic moments of crisis, and your urgent need for an outing!

I'm proud of you. You're a wonderful person, a caring friend, and a loving daughter/sister. Your soul twin will be waiting for you, cheering you on every step of the way.

Go get 'em June ;)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Do You Mind?

Isn't it amazing how the human mind can play tricks on us? One thought ripples it to think of another and another, creating a human popcorn machine effect in our head. This process can result in a person feeling paranoid, tense, stressed, troubled, etc. And, it shows. It shows in our eyes, in the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we argue, and the way we carry on our daily business.

Being able to control your mind, stopping it at one thought at a time, crossing each bridge as you get to it, not only eases your tension, it also gives you an air of confidence that helps you see things more clearly. Only problem is, easier said than done!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Define Love

Is it that "breathless-ness" feeling you get when you see them? That loud beating in your heart when they look at you? That instant smile that flashes across your face when you see their number on your phone? That glow in your eyes when you hear someone mention their name? Or is it knowing how bad they are for you and yet not being able to shake them out of your system?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Baby Talk

Ok, so when did baby talk make a come back?! I've noticed several people lately using baby talk in communicating.. whether it be in real life or online. Last I checked, Samantha ("Sex & The City") was going crazy when her mate of the moment used baby talk in bed =)

Here's my survey question: Baby Talk.. yay or nay?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Survival of the Fittest!

Dealing with morning traffic has turned into a game of Russian Roulette!

I can't believe how congested our streets have become. It is getting worse day by day. I attributed last week's chaos to people's return from vacation and schools starting up again. But the last couple days have been horrendeous.

Sad thing is, it doesn't matter what time I leave home. If I leave 5 minutes before or after, it's just as bad. I take this short cut or that short cut, I'm still stuck playing the 'THIS IS MY LANE.. BACK OFF' game. And we all take it personally! I get annoyed when someone tries to cut in front of me. They get annoyed when I don't let them cut in front of me. And then, of course, you have your odd person on crack who's driving slower than he could walk!

I give up.. I honestly, give up. No science, no math, no luck, no nothing seems to help in solving this problem.

So, anyone know how much a helicopter costs these days?!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Shahr El Khair

My favorite time of year is almost upon us. Approximately 15 days till Ramadan! Can't wait.

There's something so amazing about how that month feels. I'm not talking about the tv programs, tent outtings and night programs people go out to. I'm talking about the spirituality of that month and the peace that one feels when he/she immerses his/herself into the true meanings behind that month.

Embarak 3laikom el shahar, moqadaman!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

To Quit or Not to Quit

Got this test from Fractal's blog. Definitely had to take it, even though I already knew the answer.

Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 83%

Your job is a disaster - it's surprising you've lasted this long. You need to quit if you can, even if you don't have another job lined up.
As far as stressful work situations go, yours is off the scale brutal. Almost any job would be better than what you've got!
Hope to be able to quit by early next year. Prayers welcomed!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Past Tense

Phone rings.
I hear your voice.
Throws me back in time.
An immediate smile spreads across my face.

Then it hits me.
It's not you.
It's where your voice
Takes me.

A decade and a half ago.
Back to a time when I was young,
When I was carefree,
When life seemed so much bigger.

It was so much easier then,
Yet so much harder to deal with.
I hang up the phone
And smile again.

I wonder
Another decade and a half from now
What I would say about how things seemed