Tuesday, January 25, 2011

#FF defined

I was thinking today what the term #FF meant in twitter. So, I went onto the internet and I found the most perfect definition, and I share it with you:

Monday, January 24, 2011

You go Dan

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Somethings to always remember

On Art

Art is relative. It is a matter of personal taste. It is also the act of taking an ordinary, every day item and turning it into something beautiful, magical, different and intriguing.

Cheung-ah Hwang does that. He takes a piece of paper, and voila! You have a lovely and fascinating piece of art to display. Pictures from here

Monday, January 10, 2011

I finally did it

Today, I decided to quit smoking. My last cigarette was last night and I am having such a hard time staying away from my packet and not lighting up a ciggie. I feel as though I can't breathe due to a stone lying on my chest. I went to exercise today and for the first 30 min, all I could think about was how much I seriously needed a puff. Afterward though, I was fine. I guess the craves have died down a little. It is not constantly on my mind, so that is good. Tomorrow will be a whole different day though, bringing with it a whole new struggle. If I can get through the initial 72 hours, I am sure I will be fine.

What is hard is that smoking is associated with so many memories for me, it was with me through a LOT and I will miss it. I will miss reaching toward that packet, sliding a cigarette out, putting it to my mouth, lighting the lighter and bringing it closer, closer, closer... until you hear the flame hit the cigarette... then INHALE- EXHALE. SIGH....

I also decided to quit alcohol. I know I don't drink often, but when I do drink, I binge drink. Plus alcohol makes me want to smoke and its a vicious cycle that keeps going round and round. No more cigarettes, no more alcohol and I will try my best to live healthy and get fit. I decided this is what I want for the year 2011, it is my year and I will grasp it by the horns.

But first, I have to get through 72 hours of hell... pray for me?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reflection of the year gone by...

A long lost post from some 3 years ago... interesting to note that it still hold true today:

It is past midnight here, making it officially the day before my
birthday. Since i might not have enough time to say good-bye to this year as
the day unfolds, I decided to do this now.

So, this year was a good year overall. These are the things I learnt during the year, not in any specific order:

* You could fall in love with a helpless, little blob of meat.
All it has to do is grab your finger, hold on tight and smile -I'm talking about
both my nephews

*Friends come and go in life, and the true jewels are the ones that stay.

* It takes a lot of work to make friends with
people, it takes just as much work to lose them.

* People change, but that does not mean that things have to change.

* You should try everything in life at least once- as long as you want to try
them, no pressures, no nothing.

* You should trust in God that there is a plan for you, and
that he has not forsaken you.

* You should trust that your parents will
always be
there for you, especially when you least expect them to.

could love some people so much, yet not like them sometimes, and that is

* It is alright if you like someone that does not
necessarily like you
back the same way.

* When you are
down, the world will not stand still
and wait until you are alright to go
on. It will leave you were you are and go
on without you.

* Sometimes the people you are closest to are those
furthest away from you by distance, but not by spirit.

There is
something larger than any of us out there, and we should believe in
that power

* We should let those we care about know how
much they mean to us as we
do not know when we will see them for the last

* Time flies. It is
scary, but it does. You should
use time wisely, invest in something good and not
look back on time wasted
and regret it. Just learn from what happened and move

* That the greatest of evils is nothing other than 1) not
2) not believing 3) not forgiving oneself and finally, 4) not

* That I am growing up- fast- and there is
nothing I could do about it.

* Sometimes, you could be
surrounded by tens of friends, but you realize
that you have never felt
lonelier in your life.

* Sometimes, all you want
to do is
run away from it all.... that feeling is OK.

* That no
how much I just want to give up, I must fight back.

* Freedom and trust
are earned, never given voluntarily,
but always taken away viciously.

It is alright to be
selfish every once in a while. In the end, you have to take
care of you.

* Life will go on, no matter how hard you try to stop it
and work against it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What's Goin' On?!

Dear friends, followers, random blog readers and the Void that is the internet:

This post suffers from ADD, I apologize in advance =)

So, a new year has begun. Happy New Year everyone, we all got to live to see year go by, we all got a new chance to make positive and sometimes much needed changes and most of all, we all got a fresh, clean, disinfected slate. This is chance to start new, to be the person you have always wanted to be. This is a chance to go to all those places you've dreamed of going to, of seeing the people you never had the time to see but wished you did and to make past mistakes right. In short, this is the chance for new beginnings, and we should all seize it. My new years' resolution? This year I am going to do my best to do what's right for me and by me, regardless of others. I don't mean that in a selfish way, I mean it in a I-will-start-to-put-myself-first-and-watch-out-for-what's-good-for-me kind of way. I will try to be fitter mentally, spiritually and physically. I will try to reconnect with my passion of reading and writing, and I will try venture out of my "bubble". It is a brand new year after all, and I want to do my best at making the best out of it.

I haven't blogged in a while, but not for lack of things to say. I have been busy with work and life. So, here are some of my updates:
* A few friends are in town, some from Canada and one from Lebanon.
* A friend is getting married at the end of the month
* Family is great
* Work is good
* Just joined the gym and will be back on that treadmill sweating it like a pig tomorrow- wish me lots of luck.

I spent NYE at home with the family, I must say, I enjoyed it. I was never a big fan of NYE parties and spending it with loved ones is all that matters. As for the friends visiting from out of town, 2 of them are old high school friends. They are both some of the closest people to me and the dearest to my heart, so it is great that I got to see them again and got to spend this much time with them. Life has been quiet, and I like it that way. I miss my sister and her kids so much though, it really gets me down if i dwell on it for too long, so I try not to. They are doing the best they can though and what is best for them. I am so proud of them for making this move, and so proud that they settled down and made friends quickly. My sister is my hero, really. She is a fighter and a survivor, and I would be lucky if I have an ounce of her strength.

Love you all loads and loads, and may this year be better than all those that went by, but not nearly as great as those to come