Thursday, September 07, 2006

I want to blog.

Sooo.. Time to blog I think!!!

What about? I still don't know.. Seems that you will have to listen to me thinking aloud (well, you have to appreciate it, I rarely think)!!

Qwaider made a comment on an earlier post, suggesting that I should write about miserable women in the middle east.. I thought about it, it could be a really good post that could get my blog better stats! But then I decided: No. I'm not going to write about it. Why? Because I am not miserable being a women in the Middle East. Of course that doesn’t negate the fact that some women (I don’t know the proportion of "some"! it can be "a few", or "the majority") are actually miserable living in the middle east. I think this might be caused – at one level – by the old mentality that some "middle-easterns" posses, I don’t want to start analyzing and looking for reasons for this phenomena, but – Thank God- I'm not one of those women who ever felt miserable.. I think it's because I had a very understanding, open minded parents and family,
which drove everything else in my life to be like wise, my school, my education, it even taught me how to choose my friends.. To make a long story short, I am a happy person, satisfied with my life! J

Thanks Qwaider for making me realize that! I know you didn't mean it! J

This blog is a very effective tool to help me organize my thoughts. Whenever I start writing a post I note how discrete and unconnected my thoughts are, and sometimes I feel that either no one would understand what I am trying to say, or they would be shouting at their PC's for how redundant I am.

Ok,, this post shows how unconnected I am. But you know, this is how I want this post in particular to be, I want to speak about everything is my mind.. I have so many small things to tell that can't be each in a post.

Did I ever tell you how fascinated I am about the world of dreams?

Yesterday I remembered a piece of information I once read that I thought to be very interesting. (If anyone is wondering why yesterday, it's because I slept at 7:30 p.m., and woke up at 7:30 next day!!) ok, what was the interesting piece of information?
It was about dreaming. When we go to sleep, we normally need sometime before we start dreaming, around 20 minutes (correct me if I am wrong, I might have forgotten the exact number). After this period of time, we go into a phase called REM (Rapid Eye movement) which is the phase in which we dream. The interesting part of it, is that our bodies become PARALYZED during REM, to prevent our bodies from acting our dreams. For instance, did it ever happen to you, being just about to sleep, dream you are falling, and then actually feeling your body moving quickly when you are "falling", a reaction your body might take when you are ACTUALLY falling, that's because you haven’t yet gone into the REM phase, and so you body is still not paralyzed. This theory explains why some people walk while they are sleeping. It's because they have sleeping disorders, they don’t go into the REM phase and their bodies don't become paralyzed! I really find that amazing. I will look into some resources about it and let you know.

WOW,, this unconnected stream of thoughts seems to be longer than I thought!

I am off to Aqaba this weekend. Again?! Yes! But with work this time! Our lovely company is taking us for a relaxing weekend in Aqaba. It's gonna be fun, I hope!

On another note, a group of our colleagues at work left to Omra yesterday, it's a trip arranged again by our company. The bus took off from the company's backyard! It was very touching when we were saying goodbye to them . I was about to cry… The feeling I had looking at them getting ready to go, with girls having veils on (although they are not veiled, but for the purpose of Ihram), I wish I go someday!

What else I have in mind to share on my blog?

There is a friend I miss! Lina!
Although we work together, but ever since I came back to work from my honeymoon, things have been going crazily, we are all very busy at work, and we (Lina and I) no longer work on the same initiative. IT seems that she is so busy too, she is not blogging either!! Lina, we are waiting for you to come back.

Did you have enough from my unrelated talks? Ok catch you some other time then!

Ooh ya, it seems that I am on my way to take an important decision: I will kick Sari out of this blog, he is an inactive member!


Qwaider قويدر said...

hehehe, ya binti ... focus ... you had 4 posts in this article ... :)
I'm honored wallah that I gave you some inspiration. Now, how about you write about those goddamn miserable middle eastern women. Do you think the problem is Localized? Is it related to society and traditions? Or is it actually non-existant? Is it really a problem or is it just blown out of proportion due to people who just seek to show how thier "moral values" are not applied elsewhere, and expect people to be in a bad conditions because they're not following the same values!!
Yalla .... time for you to .. fly ... really high ... go go go

Reem said...

huh!! That's a hard question! I was absent at that day at school!! :)
Well, I think i'm not the right person to talk about it, I never felt it!

Qwaider قويدر said...

like everyone else know what they're talking about :)

Andrew Wells said...

Hi Reem,

I noticed you left a comment at Observer's short story. I'm doing something similar at



(Tealover) said...

I have to say .. thias is the most interesting, eye attracting unconnected stream of thoughts :) ! I think this might be my first time in your blog Reem , but I have to say , looks like there are plenty visits to come .

As for the sleeping (7:30 p.m till 7:30 a.m .. I am amazed !) and the REM theory , i haven't heard of that before , but it does sound ike a very good explanation for the falling part .. how about if you wake up feeling invisible marks on you after a nightmare .. hmmmm ..

Reem said...

Tealover, Thanks very much, your comment made my day!

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