Saturday, April 28, 2007

When politics and free men collide...

I think it is extremely sad and pathetic when being worried of government interference in ones' blog leads the blogger to shut it down. This is exactly what happened to the Egyptian Sandmonkey and to many other bloggers. If we can not speak our minds, share our thoughts and express our feelings about what is happening in the world, something that affects each and every one of us one way or the other, then what does that make us? Free as long as we never go against our governments?

Sad... very, very sad.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

May they rest in peace...

Ever since the Virginia Tech massacre happened and I've been meaning to blog about it. However, whenever I sit myself to do that, I am taken back to the day the very same thing happened at Dawson college in Montreal. I remember crossing the road, walking into my building and then suddenly being pushed by some lunatic woman who was screaming at me not to go out again. Yes, I admit she wasn't a lunatic, only someone who had just heard a gunshot, knew it was a gunshot, and wanting to protect the people around her. I went up to my buildings' terrace, and for almost an hour, I was dumbstruck with what i saw taking place right in front of my eyes. The cops where there, the ambulance, people you could hear screams, you could see people running, cops trying to surround the place, media choppers flying about, TV cameras everywhere... I swear, if I did not know any better, that could have been a scene from a movie. Yet, it wasn't. That day, a young man decided to go into Dawson and shoot people. Last week, the same thing happened in another part in North America. It happened a few years back at Columbine, at the Amish school, in Montreal at the Polytechnic, and it will happen again.

The question is: Why? What gives any man, woman or teenager a right to walk into a place of education, hold up a gun, and shoot someone? More importantly, what drives that person to do it? What anger, grief, hostility, shattered dreams and hope lies within them?

Another thought that crossed my mind is, who are the real victims here? Are they only the students/teachers/staff/visitors at the colleges and schools, or are they the shooters themselves? Who should we blame? The media, society, parents, teachers, fellow students, movies, games, reality?

One last thought I had is that even on the land that prises itself on being democratic and free, even on a land that prises itself for being acceptable of all societies, this savage act of killing takes place. What is sad is that people there do not realize that this happens in countries at war all the time. it happens in Palestine, Darfur, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq... and the list could go on for so much longer. Is it not time for the world to decide that saving younger generations is more important than some silly power struggle? Is it not time to stop manufacturing and selling weapons. Is it not about time to set a good example for this generation, the next one and all the others to come?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Make it stop!!!!

1) They are everywhere... asking, nagging, pushing, deciding, interfering...

2) I can't shake "it" off... I can't move on, I can't leave it behind. I am stuck.

3) I just want this nightmare to end... I am going mad... mad I tell you!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ooooops, that is not right...

hahahahahahahahhaa, I LOVE the internet. It does not fail to find a way to entertain me. I just stumbled across this article where they actually put the picture of Sheikh Maktoum as one of the Guantanamo prisoners. Later on, ofcourse, the same newspaper apologized. Still funny though...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Coz apparently, that is the ONLY thing on my mind...

Scorpio for today, Saturday, April 14, 2007:

"This is familiar territory, yet today you might be inclined to push through the issues once and for all, so you don't have to be here again next year. You could have love in a form that you don't want or you want love in a form that you cannot get. Either way, the dissatisfaction will ease by Friday without any action on your part."

What about life in general? What about the future? What about the past and the present???
Stupid horoscope people...


Friday, April 13, 2007


Know what is funny? I have so many things to blog about but I can't. I either can't think of something, or i can and I don't want to talk about it anymore. I don't know... things change, or remain the same, and you find yourself stuck in the middle of it all. Ever had that feeling?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Happy anniversary

One year has passed since i was rushed into emergency gull bladder surgery. Funny how time flies...

Thank you Clau, Liza and Liza's parents for holding my hand through it. Much love

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Grey's Anatomy

I got one of my good friends, Umen, addicted to Grey's Anatomy.

My work on earth is complete

Monday, April 9, 2007

Check out the link

Thank you BBC, this was very informative... NOT!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Saturday, April 7, 2007

News tidbits...

Ok, so I get why NYC is promoting circumcision. What I do not get, is how they conducted those tests to see whether circumcision really does reduce the risk of HIV. Any theories?

Another thing I do not get is why, after ALL the warnings we get concerning global warming, people do not listen and still think it is a joke. It is going to get worse. Brace yourselves. Check it out here.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Faithless: Insomnia

deep in the bosom of the gentle night,
Is where i search for the light,
Pick up my pen and start to write,
I struggle a fight,
Dark forces in the clear moonlight without fear,

I can't get no sleep.

I used to worry,
Thought i was going mad in a hurry,
Getting stressed, making excess
Mess in darkness. no electricity,
Something's all over me, greasy.
Insomnia please release me,
And let me dream of making mad love to my girl on the heath,
Tearing off tights with my teeth.
But there's no release, no peace,
I toss and turn without cease.
Like a curse,
I open my eyes and rise like yeast.

At least,
A couple of weeks since i last slept.
Kept taking sleepers,
But now i keep myself pepped
Deeper still,
The night, i write by candle light,
I find in sight
Fundamental movement.

So when it's black
This insomniac
Take an original tack
Keep the beast in my nature under ceaseless attack.
I gets no sleep.

I can't get no sleep.

** you could check out the video on youtube here

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The end?

Well, the mirage is no longer there. It has completely disappeared and has been replaced with nothing but... nothing. That is what it as been replaced with. A hollow and deep nothingness. You know, all those thoughts and images I had? Well, turns out, all those are nothing now. Nothing.


nothing. vacuum...

Quote of the day

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


You know when you start the day and you have this feeling that it is all wrong? The way you wake up, the way you look, the way you are seen, the way you look at things, everything, and I mean everything, is wrong. Well, today is that day. It is wrong.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

yaaaaaaay stem-cell research!!!

They are growing heart tissue from stem cells here. I think it is great what technology could help us attain.

I also read something about changing blood types to O so that everyone is a universal donor. Amaaaazing.


Monday, April 2, 2007

I am drained,

tired, fed up, unhappy and confused. I also hate my period, have I ever mentioned that before? It turns me into this walking hormone-machine. It sucks.

I just watched episodes 1-17 of season 3 of Grey's Anatomy. Very dramatic, wonder what else they have in order for them to create a season 4. Seems to me that anything that could ever happen, has already happened. Unless, of course, the chief turns gay or something because his wife doesn't want him, his mistress died, and the "ladies" don't look his way. Something to look forward to knowing, I guess.

I went to a poetry reading by Mahmoud Darwish tonight. It wasn't as good as I expected it to be. He also presented himself as someone who is full of it, so I did not like him. Too bad, he has great poems.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Another thing I hate...

... how people you cut out of your life keep finding a way back in, and INDIRECTLY too.

So annoying.