Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hariri Court

mmm... after 800+ days of the Hariri assassination in Lebanon, the Security Council voted for the tribunal to take place. The votes were as follows:

10 countries voted for
0 countries voted against
5 countries abstained -Qatar included.

Makes you think, eh?

I will probably philosophize and dissect this later on, I am just too brain dead for now. For all those people who have been waiting for this voting outcome, congrats, for those of you who have lost, well, c'est la vie...


Tuesday, May 29, 2007


My degree is conferred. I am officially cleared for my graduation convocation!!!


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Did you ever?

Did you ever get the feeling that you need to obsess over something, otherwise, your life might not have much of a meaning???

It is weird trying to explain it, but I feel like that is what is happening to me now.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Garfield today:

59 years...

... it has been, and yet, here we are fighting for what is rightfully ours. Today marks the 59th anniversary of the Palestinian "nakbeh" or exodus. Today 59 years ago, millions of us became refugees, stateless, with nothing but a hope and a memory -for a few some- to cling on to. We were driven out of our homes, lands and towns. We were stripped of our dignity and of our identity.

Yet, here we are, struggling, fighting, refusing, objecting against what has happened to us.

We will win eventually, we shall return one day.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Yet another one for the books...

Anyone get the feeling that we are trying to outdo everyone else by the way we go around things in this country. i remember when they backed the world's longest or biggest cake a few years back. I remember the tallest skyscraper in the middle east- whose record was broken shortly afterwards-, I remember the world's first 7 star hotel (Burj Al-Arab) which has been demoted to a 6star now, I remember another 7-star hotel (Emirates Palace)... and now? Hahaha... now, they have an auction selling "special license plate numbers". Know what is officially the most expensive number in the world? I'll tell you. It is the number 5. Yes, darlings. It is 5. Know how much it was sold for? I'll tell you... it went for 25.2 million Durhams. Let me do the math for you and tell you what its equivalent to:

25,200,000.00 AED


6,861,063.46 USD

25,200,000.00 AED


7,616,809.605 CAD

25,200,000.00 AED


5,072,692.967 EUR

I understand it is for a good cause and all... but seriously!!!! Isn't it better to just give the money anonymously, or drop it off without getting a number that would give you instant preferential treatment because it is automatically assumed that you are a VIP??

If you would like to read the details of the event, click here


I have been meaning to blog for a few days now, but I have been busy lately. Busy... sounds funny considering what I have been busy doing is nothing really. Just hanging out, doing nothing productive whatsoever.

Today is my sisters' b-day, so happy bday sis. Or, as here son would say "happy booboo". All the best, love you loads =)


A few days ago I went into Paris Gallery, it is a gallery that sells perfumes, make-up and designer accessorize. What hit me was the power of smell to bring back so many memories. Just smelling different perfumes took me back to so many different times in life, different places and different people. It is funny how we associate moments with smell...

I am going back to Montreal for graduation in June. I really am ecstatic about that. I can not wait. I think that June can not come too soon. Montreal, get ready, "I be coming soon!"

Turns out, I am allergic to the sun, humidity and heat of this country. Can you believe it? I was born and raised here for 17 years, I leave for 4.5 years, come back and find out that my skin can not handle it anymore. I feel like such a freak! I am banned from direct sunlight for at least another 2 weeks, banned from staying in the sun too long, and have to apply 3 different kinds of lotions and ointments. Worse part? It is not even proper summer here yet. Fun times lie ahead. Fun.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Problem solved!

For those of you who have slept over at my house, or have seen me trying to fall asleep, you would have noticed that prior to falling asleep I have to rock myself back and forth. I finally found that it is not an extremelly strange thing, although it appears in children more than adults. If you are interested, you could read more about it here.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

My horoscope for today...

Your key planet Pluto receives a gentle tug from sweet Venus today, reminding you that good things must end. Pluto represents the elimination of toxic waste, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes it's challenging to accept that something valuable has served its purpose. You must have the courage to take your trash out to the cosmic recycling bin. The more you hold on to what you don't need, the greater the struggle. Focus on the potential and not the loss.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

My daddy rocks!

I got my new car, and I am in love with it. It is everything I have ever wanted in a car. I would hug it if I could, but I can not. If I attempt to explain just how much I love this car, I would never do my feelings enough justice.

My dad kicks-ass!