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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Random summer thoughts

Halaw you its me... !
It has been a while since I last updated my blog, not much has changed though :D
Its amazing how people's views on what's right and what's wrong differ enormously. Everyone tends to have a strong believe on what's wrong and what's right, in terms of religion, work or even some social aspects. That's normal and acceptable. What is not normal and I find it disturbing, is the intolerance of some people toward others with different views, ideas or behaviours! Not cool !

Some thoughts.....
It helps to have miserable people around, they make you appreciate the heaven you are in ! (Thank you miserable friends) !
Having everything you want is not always a blessing, might makes u depressed over the silliest thing ! (Like not being invited to a tiny tiny tiny party )!
Superficial people die alone, no real friends and family hates them ! (Fact)!
Sometimes its easier to adapt with what's already there rather than trying to change some stone- age mentalities !(I know its 2009 but they are still around ) !
Some people work non-stop without anyone noticing while others can't stop complaining and whining !(Maybe they should at least do some work) !
Knowledge is power but saying all you know is not necessary !(Who cares how much crappy stuff you know ) !
Best red velvet cupcake is made in AbuDhabi ! ( addictive) !

Take home message : summer is hot

Until I c u again buddies take a good care of you hair, before its too late ! ;)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Make the Worst Better !

Dear mother and Dad,
Since i left for college i have been remiss in writing and I'm sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before. i will bring you up to date now, but before you read on, please sit down. You are not to read any further unless you are sitting down okay ?
well, then, I'm getting along pretty well now. the skull fracture and the concussion I got when I jumped out of the window of my dormitory when i caught on fire shortly after my arrival here is pretty well healed now. I only spent two weeks in the hospital and now I can almost normally and only get those sick headaches once a day. Fortunately, the fire in the dormitory, and my jump, was witnessed by an attendant at the gas station near the dorm, and he was the one who called the fire department and the ambulance. he also visited me in the hospital and since i had nowhere to live because of the burntout dormitory, he was kind enough to invite me to share his apartment with him. It's really basement room, but it's kind of cute. He is very fine boy and we have fallen deeply in love and are planning to get married. We haven't got the exact date yet, but it will be before my pregnancy begins to show.
Yes Mother and Dad, I'm pregnant. I know how much you are looking forward to being grandparents and I know you will welcome the baby and give it same love and devotion and tender care you gave me when i was a child. the reason for the delay in our marriage is that my boyfriend has a minor infection which prevents us passing our pre-marital blood tests and i carelessly caught it from him.
now that i have brought you up to date, I want to tell you that there was no dormitory fire, i did not have skull fracture, i was not in the hospital, I'm not infected, and there is no boyfriend, However, I'm getting a "D" in American History, and an "F" in Chemistry and I want you to see those marks in proper perspective.
your loving daughter,

"F" in chemistry yeah, but, defiantly, "A" in psychology !
think positive and put things in prospective, have a wonderful summer ;)

Friday, October 26, 2007


Just pretend to laugh when,

.. you hear people saying thanks god i dont smoke ! but i only do sheshah !
.. its absolutely fine to hire a prostitute but "astghfer Alaah" you drink !
.. females say god forbids local males see our faces, but its ok for indians to see ! they are indians not locals !
.. you see guys wearing stylish funky jeans with even funkier hair styles but their sisters can't wear pants underneath Abaiah because its "Manqood" !
.. you see a religious looking man care so much about having long beard and short kandorah and meswach, but last think he would think of is smiling !
.. you see a religious looking female covered from head to toe but still shouts at everyone she comes across !
.. you see Munaqbat dancing in a musical concert !
.. fast junk food is more expensive than healthy food ! but people still go for it
.. you hear guys saying to their girlfriends I cant see you now, I'm fasting, I will call you after iftar !
.. you find girl friends waking up their boyfriends for fajer prayers !
.. guys pay AED 3000 for useless flirting calls but still fight the grocery keeper over AED 5
.. people feel sorry for labors working at 2 PM on the street and criticize construction companies for being so inhuman and cruel !, but dont mind them working outdoor at their homes, at the same time of the day !

its a hypocrite world
1 more .. you say I dont have time, but you are still reading this !
good day everyone ;)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday the 15th !

Bad luck can happen any day, any date anywhere !
My day started with me having to cancel AD
My mom telling me that my uncle's family had a car accident
Then again receiving a phone call telling me to be in AD before 8 pm !
My printer was out of ink, so couldn't get the papers ready !
Leaving late!
Arriving AD late ! which was too late !
My 1st cousin not answering
2nd cousin taking his friend to the airport
So I decided to have a hair cut and ended up having a messed up hair and beard !
Walking out of the barber, a stupid driver drove on my toes! (thanks god it was a light car)
Calling a friend who is always in AD except that day! He was out of town!
So I went to Chilies to have dinner alone !
My burger was over grilled! and so was the bacon !
It took the valet parking 20 mins to get my car !
I didn’t have change and they didn’t have too ! which took them another 10 mins !

By then it was 12:30 and, thankfully, that marked the end of that "not so lucky" day !

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Enough women rights!

You can hardly read a local newspaper without finding a couple of articles concerning women employment and women rights! and emirates today wasn't an exception !

I was reading emirates today the other day and there was an article talking about new statistics showing that 90% of young UAE women are willing to get a job after they qualify. The article was suggesting that it’s a new trend among female nationals, which is, in a way, worth celebrating. That was not the first of course, and won't be the last, I'm sure. We always read and hear media trying to praise emarati women if they decide to join work forces or if they've been appointed to head a big establishment. i know in some Middle East and third world countries, this might be a huge change that is worth mentioning where women used to be banned from working and still are in some societies. However, I personally think this does not apply to UAE. I feel the media, by giving all this attention to this matter, is indirectly sending false messages to people from outside the country suggesting that women were deprived from this opportunity in the past. It also gives the impression that such a change was only brought by a western influence during the 21st century. While, in reality, as far as our ancestors could remember, women have always been working in different jobs and businesses, women had careers and owned businesses and farms in the old Emiraty society. They have always been playing a vital financial role in addition to the other roles played by females in any society. They weren't only working as tailors, bakers teachers from their homes, but also working in farms, shops and even as traditional doctors. In the past, some women owned big businesses, others owned fishing ships and some of them were richer than most men at that time. In addition to their rights to work, women in UAE also had the right to learn. They had female "mutawaa" or a teacher who used to teach them how to read Quran, just like men .
in my opinion, the difference came about mainly after the discovery of oil. Men started joining petroleum companies where jobs where too difficult for women to take. It also involved traveling far from cities and villages to stay months if not years away from their families. so the difference in career choice taken by men and women was mainly due to differences in physical abilities.
however, these days in order for you to be modern, to fulfill the 21st century criteria and to become a certified 21st century society you have to give women any rights they think of, or at least pretend to do so!.
Ciao Ladies and Gentlemen ! ( how come we r always mentioned second ! aren't we equal ! lol )

Friday, December 08, 2006


At the beginning, I'm really sorry for the long delay since my last post. I was swallowed in by work especially the last 5 months, but I enjoyed every second of it !

It has been 8 months since I moved back to UAE from UK. And here is a list of things I miss :
1. friends
2. London
3. British TV
4. country side's driving
5. weekend hang outs

and 5 things I enjoy in UAE :
1. my family
2. Waking up in the morning in your house, where the breakfast is ready, your car is cleaned and your shoes are shinning !
3. the nice feeling of serving your country and your people
4. Dubai
5. old friends

One of the things I hate the most in UAE is the TV !. We have so many channels on so many different satalites and cables but you can hardly find anything to watch!
The majority are either music channels, with half of the screen covered by SMS messages, or political and sectarian channels!
I 've also started noticing that we have what I call personal channels, a channel for mainly one person advertising him/herself and their services.
What irritates me watching music channels is the sms messages I see!. I still don’t understand why would a person send a msg for at least 5 Dirham just to say Hi or I'm leaving or goodnight ! to people don’t even know him/her !
In general I think, Dubai and mbc channels are the best available channels.

Traffic has been the main subject for Dubai TV for the past month or so. I personally see one main reason for the traffic jams " everywhere, everyday in Dubai", its how cheap its to own a car in UAE ! anyone can own a car even if his/her salary was no more than aed 3000.

Yesterday was my birthday btw :D, have a good weekend all.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Middle east, being the birth land of the three major religions in the world, has always been a battle field for clashes between followers of these three Great religions, fueled by a lot of politics, of course !.
And with all what's happening over there at the moment, its hard to think anything but war and destruction!
The British Museum in London, however, had a different view of the region, it looked at it as a land of beautiful and inspirational art.
Following an email from my Friend, Hassan, telling me about the event, I decided to give it a visit. It’s the "Word into Art: Artists of the modern middle east" exhibition at The British Museum in London.
I was first disappointed to realise that its for modern artist only ! as I was hoping to see some fine work of our old artists. And if that wasn't enough, I was asked to put my camera away !
So I have to apologise for Hassan who asked me to take some pictures.
However, before they did, I managed to take one picture, and I also bought some post cards showing the paintings.

The exhibition was not huge but very representative, I thought. I liked how Arabic alphabets were used to illustrate the simple Arabic person's thoughts, worries, dreams pleasure and religious believes.
There was a painting of Um kelthoom with the names of her famous songs, there was another with a kid holding an axe and a third of poem praising the day when snipers were having a day off !
In addition to paintings, there was some other art works, like a nailed book by tens of nails for an Egyptian artist.
Most of the art was for Iraqies artist and some Iranians and Egyptians.
The event is sponsored by Dubai holding and runs till the 3rd of September.
Although, it was a typical HOT July day in London!, It was a good day out and well worth it. I recommend it.

In summary,
The event : Word into Art: Artists of the modern Middle East
Place : British Museum in London
Period : between 18th of May and 3rd of Sep
Fees : Free
Time needed : an hour.
Ages : any age, people who can read and understand Arabic would enjoy it
Educational : 5/10
Artistically : 9/10
Entertainment: 8/10
Overall : Good