Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Back to the Furture?!

I had a bizarre dream! I dreamt that I am living in year 2006! Wow, what an amazing world it is at that time.. All people have new nice cars, they have telephones that you can take anywhere you go and you will still receive phone calls, they call them "mobile phones".
They have rockets, and they have actually landed on the moon. It is just astonishing the technology they have!
Do you know that new invention that has just been announced a couple of months ago in the USA that they call "Computers"? We think it will never be usable, and it is very large, it needs a whole room by itself. Surprisingly, there in year 2006, they can't live without it, they have it in the size of a notebook; they take it with them wherever they go. And they have something called Internet, they run it on those tiny computers they have. This Internet thing is just freaky, they say you can send a letter any place in the world just by pressing a button, I can't believe it, how could that "button" fly overseas and reach the destination you want? thats not the end of the story, your letters reachs directly to the house of the person you want your letter to go to!

Do you know what else they have on this Internet? They have something called Jordan Planet, where all Jordanian people who like to write can write there and people read..

It was this Jordan Planet that woke me up from my dream, brining me back to the real date! December 31, 1969!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


This is how my office was waiting for me on my birthday morning. That was a while ago, but I just got the pictures today.

It was a nice day.

Monday, August 28, 2006

What makes a successful blog?

I love my blog. And I love the whole blogosphere. I amazed of how addicted to it I got, how up to date and connected to the world it makes me feel just reading blogs here and there. Especially when it comes to someone like me who neither reads newspapers (that's bad I know) nor watches news at TV (even worse!). This is one reason I love blogosphere, but it's not the most important one. I love how close to people it makes you feel. Although you might not know those people in person, but blogs are wonderful communication tool that makes you feel you are living the life of bloggers day by day.

But the big question is: How do you manage a successful blog? What determines if your blog is successful? Traffic might be the answer. But what I perceive to be a much better indicator is the number of comments you get. As people might visit your blog, but they wouldn't leave comments unless they find your posts very interesting. Or, at least, I don't leave comments unless I'm really interested in what's written, and in the blog as a whole.

Ok, here comes that bad news… According to my own indicator of successful blogs, ours is not :(

Any suggestions for other indicators?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A thorough look into me..

Facts about myself:

1- I am 25 years old, a Leo.
2- I love music.
3- My favorite dish: Hard question, I have many! Well, mloukhieh (Jews Mellow!) and war2 3inab (vine leaves).
4- My favorite program: Tom & Jerry.
5- My favorite pet: I don’t like pets in general, but Tom is fine!
6- I love mathematics and dealing with numbers. I have an amazing memory for numbers.
7- I am a talkative person.
8- I love kids.

Things I do not like about myself:

1- I am easily intimidated, even when I know my stuff 100% sure.
2- I have a loud profile that people think I'm aggressive all the time.
3- I explode fast.
4- I am lazy.
5- I lack determination – too spoilt?
6- I eat too much.
7- I am too skeptical about things.
8- I have very bad time management skills. I can't find time to do things I love; reading, practicing my French, playing Piano… and many more
9- I am always sleepy.
10- I am not athletic.
11- At certain situations I loose my self-confidence.

Things I like about myself:

1- I rarely hate anyone.
2- I have a tender heart that feels pity for every creature, even my teddy bear. – Is that good or bad?
3- I am sincere.
4- I can never hurt anyone on purpose.
5- I love to help people.

Things I would change if I go back in time:

1- I would have put more effort on my studies; in school, university and post graduate studies. 2- I would have never stopped playing Basketball and volleyball.
3- I would have participated more in extra-circular activities.
4- I would have chosen people I knew and dealt with with more care.
5- I would have never socialized with some people.
6- I would have studied a different topic for my post-graduate studies.
7- I would have seized the chance of living abroad alone for a year to learn more from the experience and gain knowledge and expertise that comes from different cultures.
8- I would have taken more care for weight gain, and never gained as much as I did in 5 years.

Things I wish I learn about:

1- Medicine: everything about how our bodies work, why we get ill, and how to cure diseases.
2- How mobile technology works.
3- Psychology.
4- Babies' world (up to 3 years old): what do they think? What do they know? What do they understand? Their cognition of their surrounding environment before and after they are born. 5- Dreams' world: How do we dream, what happens when we sleep, what do our dreams mean? 6- The truth about sixth sense, telepathy and ESP (extrasensory perception).

Things I should do before I die!

1- Revive my French language, build on it and become fluent.
2- Revive my basic knowledge of playing piano, and continue to learn it to become a good pianist.
3- Learn to exercise daily.
4- Have my own successful business.
5- Read, read, and read.
6- Have a nice home with a peaceful, loving and outstanding family.
7- Master English!

No more Tom :(

Alright, it's not that I'm going to bug you every now and then with stories about Mr. Tom, but I thought you should know the end of the story since you -reluctantly- witnessed the beginning of it.

No more Tom. He is lost. We missed him Wednesday night, I thought he would come back, but unfortunately, he didn't.

I think one of the boys in the area took him.

If anyone is interested to know how I feel, I feel awful about it. I am very sad he is gone. I wish he comes back!

P.S. I mentioned earlier that I didn’t know if he is a HE or SHE. I assumed in my previous post that he is a SHE. I don’t know why now the assumption is that he is a HE!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Tom, But NO Jerry!

Sari Loves cats. So we were planning to get one as we have a small garden around our home... But somehow we couldn't find one and then we got too busy and almost forgot about it!

On Wednesday, we had to go to my father's farm - which is located in Mahes, a small town after Fuheis, 16 km from Amman, specifically, from our home. - to drive someone there. It was around sunset, and just before we arrived there, we saw a very small kitty meowing… I think she is no older than two months!

"Sari, look at this kitty… she is very nice,, please stop!"
"She wouldn’t allow you to come near her Reem."
"Just stop please!"

And so he stopped. I opened the door, and before I could do anything else or step any further the cat was in my lap, meowing hardly. She was STARVING. I had some pastries with me so I got one out and gave it to her. I would never forget the way she started eating it.. In less than one minute, it was all over!

We took her back home with us. She is so thin! We named her "Tom"!!!
I'm getting a vet to check on her and vaccinate her today!!

By the way, I'm not sure if it's a She or HE! I assumed she is a SHE!

She is very lovely, loves to play, and was puzzled by the Argeeleh yesterday!

Cats are nice!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Off to Aqaba this weekend!

I had to work on a friday two weekends ago, so I will be compensated for it by taking this thursday off.. Trying to make the best out of this three-day holiday, we decided to go to Aqaba! Well, nothing too extraordinary, but I'm happy about it and looking forward to it. We're staying in Coral Bay Hotel. Any feed back about it?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Birthday to me!!

Today is my birthday! I feel very good today, it's weird how much we are affected by our mental state.

I came to the office to find it all filled with roses and red balloons! It looks very nice. It really made me day!! I took a picture of it but i couldn't post it as I dont have the USB port for the camera!

Anyway, that's it! Nothing much to add about my birthday today! will tell you about the presents I got later :)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sad, but unfortunately very true...

The rules of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS when it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict:

Rule #1: In the Middle East, it is always the Arabs that attack first, and it's always Israel who defends itself. This is called "retaliation".

Rule #2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called "terrorism".

Rule #3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians, this is called "self-defence", or these days "collateral damage".

Rule #4: When Israel kills too many civilians. The Western world calls for restraint. This is called the "reaction of the International community".

Rule #5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited number, not even 1 or 2.

Rule #6: Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want (Palestinians: around 10000 to date, 300 of which are children, Lebanese: 1000s to date, being held without trial). There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. All that is needed is the magic word: "terrorism".

Rule #7: When you say "Hezbollah", always be sure to add "supported by Syria and Iran".

Rule #8: When you say "Israel", never say "supported by the USA, the UK and other. European countries", for people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal conflict.

Rule #9: When it comes to Israel, don't mention the words "occupied territories", "UN resolutions", "Geneva conventions". This could distress the audience of Fox.

Rule #10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why we let them speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain rules 1 through 9. This is called "neutral journalism".

Rule #11: If you don't agree with these rules or if you favour the Arab side over the Israeli side, you must be a very dangerous anti-Semite. You may even have to make a public apology if you express Your honest opinion...

Isn't democracy wonderful?!!!

P.S. I got this by email. I felt like sharing it. Thanks Abeer.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Arabs decide that they will demolish Israeli if >>>>>>>>>

Arabs decide that they will demolish Israeli if Nancy Ajram's home is touched!!!

I have no doubts that Arabs will eventually move and take action, when things get out of hand! They haven't yet, as our lovely star is still safe at her home!

I have no doubt that we all have some dignity somewhere inside; thank you Nancy for getting us together!! But I want to assure you, in case Israel demolishes your home, I am sure that your insurance from your beloved ones will guarantee you a new Lovely house just near Alkaba, because this is our new strategy Nancy, this is our way to a new middle east!

I am very proud that we have a red line at least! Especially that Nancy Ajram became a symbol of arabic culture, and we as Arab must protect the star from any harm that might get near here "keeping in mind that she might add a lot of new albums now".

What makes me more satisfied with this is that Nancy might publish new albums for Lebanon due to the ongoing war there! Which will for sure help people who are suffering there and maybe stop the war?