Thursday, February 25, 2010

Leaking aquarium at Dubai Mall

The Aquarium at the Dubai Mall leaked today, causing security to evacuate people.
You can actually check out a video from this link.

Go through the pictures as well, the last one has a small surprise for all you Canadians out there, it fatures Second Cup!

Everything is fixed now, and no one was hurt... fish and sharks included.

Sharing some booby knowledge

I wanted to share something really cool with you, but it was too big to upload onto my blog. So, plan B, CLICK HERE to gain some booby insight.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Porcelain by Moby

In my dreams I'm dying all the time
As I wake its kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye
This is goodbye

Tell the truth you never wanted me
Tell me

In my dreams I'm jealous all the time
As I wake I'm going out of my mind
Going out of my mind

Video from here 
Lyrics from here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

On cards you don't get everyday...






You should check out their website. Some are funny, some are weird, some are true... but one thing is for sure, you will leave the site with a grin on your face.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's!

I am truly grateful for the people I currently have in my life. Each of them casts their own ray of sunshine down on me on a daily basis. I do not believe that V-day should only be reserved for couples and lovers, as I do not believe that we should only declare our love on this day. I wish you all a truly good V-day. I hope s/he calls or contacts you. I hope you always have a smile on your face, and I hope you are always met with good fortune.

I love you all dearly. Thank you for being there. Thank you for believing I will be pseudo-whole again, and thank you for your time.

Millions of Kisses,

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Told you, I'm becoming domesticated. I actually baked and decorated this, ALL from scratch. I know, its green, but that was the only food coloring I had on hand. It tastes quiet good, surprisingly, but it is SO sweet.

Don't they just look YUMMMMYYY?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On =)

I do not know when it happened, or even how for that matter. I am so confused about this sudden change that I freak out whenever I catch myself doing anything about it. What is this change, you might ask?

Well, after 3 years of living out here, and hating it, I am nesting. I am fixing up my room- I refused to do that earlier as that meant that my stay here was permanent. I am de-cluttering my life, this not only includes material possessions, but also mental ones, and in general, I am moving on with my life. I am also baking cookies, muffins that turned out salty and I even made grilled Salmon! The cookies were a hit, the Salmon was a-OK and the muffins I am never attempting again....

So, back to my point: I am at a healthy mental state. Am I happy? No, I do not think I will ever go back to being totally and genuinely happy. It has been too long since that took place. However, I am content. I am fine with being where I am at the moment. Although, where I happen to be right now seems to be one of the "happy" places on Earth (see pic below). Maybe its the positive vibes, eh?

No, I didn't think so.... but, somehow, I feel as though I am exactly where I am supposed to be in life. Maybe I am mistaken, but lets see how this goes for now.

So, I am nesting. Fixing up my room so I no longer feel like a refugee. Fixing up my cupboards so I no longer have a hard time finding anything, and defiantly, no longer living out of suitcases.I am becoming domesticated. It feels weird, this change.... a good kind of weird.

Click on pictures to enlarge them. From Here and Here respectively.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
  - William Hazlitt

But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.
- Buddha

Sunday, February 7, 2010

On Star Wars

 from here.

So, for the first time in the 25 years that I have roamed this earth for, I decided to watch Star Wars. I got the movies over a month ago, but never even attempted to watch them. Then, two or three days ago, I decided to go ahead and do it. My friend Fadz said that I should watch them in the order of their release, 4,5,6,1,2,3; so I decided to take his advice on the matter.
I got all comfy and relaxed, I popped in Star Wars eps VI, because that's how it should be, right? WRONG!
I was so confused throughout the WHOLE movie, I had to turn it off and back on several times. A 2-hour movie literally took me over 6 hours to watch, and why? you might ask. Well, It is because I did not get it. I did not get anything that was going on, and the ending! I was like, wtf? why are they killing off these characters NOW. So, I was bitching and whining to Fadz, only to be told- nicely- that I am watching the WRONG one. the Roman number for 4 is IV NOT VI. So yeah.... one line on the wrong side of the V and my Star Wars experience was ruined.....
.... or so I thought! I decided to go ahead and try to watch the REAL ep. IV, so I popped it into the player and what do you know? I actually enjoyed it. It was corny and cheesy and the acting wasn't all that great. Harrison Ford is yummy to look at though, and I give them points for all the effects and everything. This WAS made in the 70's, right? So, it is an accomplishment for them to do what they did with what they had.
And so, my Star Wars experience was not ruined as I previously thought, it was actually saved, thanks to number 4. =)
Tonight I'll watch 5, and we'll see if I'll still be entertained. I bore easily and usually sequels are a bore...
May the force be with me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My true love:

Is a book. I am convinced of that now. I have already blogged about Rabih Alameddine's The Hakawati, but I never really did it the justice it deserves.

This book is brilliant. It is magnificent, it is excellent and, most importantly, it is a work of art. It is so beautifully written, so exquisite, you will find it hard to put it down for one second. It is addictive. If there ever were an addictive book, this would be it!

One thing I will admit however, is that this book suffers greatly from ADD. It is hard to get into it if you aren't a book lover. If the first sentence of "Listen. Allow me to be your God. Let me take you on a journey beyond imagining. Let me tell you a story", then you truly are a lost cause. In this book, you will feel joy, sorrow, fear, guilt, dread and regret in every page. You will laugh and cry at the same time. You will be happy yet miserable. You will want the book to end, yet pray at the end of every page that it wouldn't. This book will torture you, make you suffer and leave you begging for more. It will show you worlds you never imagined, and some that you forgot you ever visited. Action, drama, suspense, comedy and tragedy all come together and conspire against you. You will be taken on a journey beyond imagining, one that you will hope would never come to an end.

If a book could be turned into a human, I would marry this one. Even if he would suffer from ADD, even if his emotions will be unstable and all over the place, I would be head over heels with him. This book, makes you feel alive. This book, makes you believe in fairy tales, this book, is so powerful that reality slips away quietly when it is open, just so as not to disturb one letter written in it. This book is WOW!

I highly and truly recommend it. Please, please PLLLLEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEEE read it. I am reading it for the second time, and it is still as magical and as different as the first time.

On the reason behind dreams...

One of the questions that has been asked since the beginning of time is "why do we dream"? My theory? Well, it is as follows:

Our mind, and nervous system as a whole actually, retains so much information during our waking hours that it becomes congested. Some emotions reach our brain cells and we feel their effect quickly, while others, we are just numb and therefore unaware of. When we sleep, we relax. Our mind starts to go through the events of the day, it opens up all those files that we stored away without even realizing it, dusts them off and gets to work. Suddenly, and in our dreams, we feel. Our senses are heightened. The dreams themselves do not always make sense, but that is alright, because it is not what you see that is important. It is what you feel. How you feel before, during and after a specific dream.

Of course, some dreams are based on what we see. Sometimes we miss someone so much, that we meet them in our dream world. We walk with them, converse with them and just have a lovely time with them. Sometimes, dreams can seem more real than reality, sometimes, the hugs, kisses, fights and everything else that takes place in a dream seem more real than life, so that when we wake up, we can no longer distinguish which is which.

Aaaaah, dreams... I guess they are a mean to let out our anger and frustration, our hopes and dreams, our joys and sorrows. Some dreams make us laugh, others make us weep. Some make us lust, others show us that we are content. Bottom line is... dreams make us feel. For that, I am sometimes grateful.