Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How many do you know?

I received this by email from a friend. I found 33 historical people that I identified immediately. The rest, looked familiar but i didn't know the names. This will be my new obsession until I find ALL of them.Of course, it also includes some historical places such as The Great Wall of China, Stone Henge, the Pyramids etc. 

How many can you find? 
Hint: some are hiding below the table = D

To help you out, I'll share some of mine, feel free to share yours:
* Abraham Lincoln
* Yasser Arafat
* Gandhi
* Sharon
* Caesar
* Fidel Castro
* Che 
* Beethoven
* Einstein
* Prince Charles
* The Godfather
* Van Gogh
* Queen Victoria
* Shirley Temple
* Mao Tze Dong -unsure of the spelling, don't feel like googling
* Audrey Hepburn
* Charlie Chaplin
* Hitler
* Stalin
* Bill Clinton
* Shakespeare
* Elvis
* Saddam Hussein

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Pictures!

My first Ever Jack-O'Lantern!

Shouldn't they migrate somewhere by now?

Beautiful Colour of Autumn

Thanksgiving Table @ friends'


Ok, does that flower not look like a cauliflower or what?

If I ever have a garden, I want these, not your usual roses.




My 2-year old's niece work of art... on my arm. Take THAT, Picasso!

A whole new meaning to hand painting

Italian Artist Guido Daniele created these amazing hand paintings. Art truly has no limits and is always surprising and mesmerizing.





Saturday, October 16, 2010

Astonishing, Mesmerizing and Hypnotic

This is the "Mapping during 600 years anniversary of the astrological tower clock situated at Old Town Square in center of Prague."

Click the jump here and trust me, you will not be sorry. AMAAAAZING does not do it enough justice.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 ways to describe a stupid person

Top Ten Things to Describe a Stupid Person
  1. A few crumbs short of a crouton.
  2. A few clowns short of a circus.
  3. A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
  4. An experiment in Artificial Stupidity- My favorite!
  5. A few beers short of a six-pack.
  6. A few peas short of a casserole.
  7. The wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead.
  8. One Fruit Loop shy of a full bowl.
  9. One taco short of a combination plate.
  10. A few feathers short of a whole duck

What are yours?

P.S. no offence to any stupid people out there

 Picture from here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

On feeling... insignificant

-You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. 

Sometimes I find myself turning inwards and being sucked into one of those black holes of mine. Today, I feel so insignificant, so helpless, so.... irrelevant?

I am in an I-hate-humankind mood. I hate people. I hate politics. I hate history and most of all, I hate how the world turned its back on so many people. I am talking about the Palestinians in particular and all those other people living in poverty, famine, war, civil war etc in general. I mean, we read the news, watch shows, see pictures and for the next few min, maybe even hour or two, we are touched by what the media throws at us. Afterward, we get over it and move on. Sad part is, it is so easy to ignore and move on. We have so much shallow and meaningless things around us to focus on that we choose to ignore all the hurt and suffering around us, and focus on the inconsequential. Most of us live in a bubble, a protected one. One that looks like bubble wrap. It is cushioned, it is safe and most importantly, it is comfortable. Anything that even comes close to bursting or grazing out bubble and we freak. We fight against it, dismiss it and move on. We do not look back often enough to see what we could have done to stretch that bubble we are living under and invite others to bask in its protectiveness. When was the last time any of us asked themselves what have I done to make a change in somebody else's life today? When was the last time that we really went out of our way to lend a hand to someone who really needs it, or an ear to someone who needs a listener? When was the last time that we offered our shoulders as support for someone who needed the lift, the safety and the comfort of that shoulder?

We are all strangers, we are all suspicious of each other. We are all too busy to get to know each other. We are paranoid sheep that are always looking for someone to follow. We need to be told what to think, when to feel and how to act. We have stopped thinking for ourselves because that means we have to act, and well, who are we kidding, acting requires us to step out of our bubble and do something.

I remember when I was still in university, I thought  I could change the world. I thought that I can change the world. Then I graduated, and I started work and then, here I am, jaded. I see evil all around, and I want things to change but I don't really do anything about it. Aside from some charity donations, some volunteer work here and there, I do nothing else. I have become a sheep that follows the media waiting for it to tell me what to think, when to feel and how to act and react. I have joined the ranks of other millions of sheep out there without even noticing. I have become comfortable and have gotten used to it. Maybe the realization of this will break me out of my protective bubble, maybe it will shatter my rose-tinted windows and maybe, just maybe, it will be enough to get me off my lazy ass and do something more productive with my life. Something meaningful, something fulfilling and something that will change somebody else's world.

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Baa Baa...

Tweety bird

So, I am now a tweeting twitter bird, I am on twitter. Honestly, I still do not know what to tweet about or how often. I also am still very unfamiliar with the whole lingo, process, everything.

We'll see how that goes... hopefully it will get better.

Friday, October 1, 2010

On jet lag

Tired, exhausted, sleepy, disoriented and out of it.

I despise jet lag