Thursday, November 30, 2006

Jordan Planet Meeting - A refreshing experience

Today was not the best since it started. I woke up on a very bad pain in my back. I played Aerobics yesterday, first time since ages, so my back is killing me..
But my day has ended in the best way it could.. It was the first time I make it to the JP meeting..
There were so many people.. And It feels really good to see the people I read about almost daily.. I felt that the missing part of the puzzle was finally in place.

There are some people I was hoping to meet but unfortunately didn't. Hope I will some other time soon.

I was very happy to meet all of you guys, I'm not sure I can remember all names so I'm not gonna start so as not to forget anyone.. But I have to say, I was very pleased to finaaly meet Qwaider!! He is Number 1 reader of this blog! Thanks Qwaider! I will leave the pictures job for him since he was the camera man!

It was my first time to old view cafe as well.. A lovely place that I will definately come back to.

Song of the post: Kalimat - Majida Al Roomi.

A Two Minute Management Lesson

Good morning everyone
It has been ages since I had received a valuable email like this one. This is why i've liked to share it with everyone and am sure we all need to read it.


Why a two minute management lesson? Because we all need some management "Continuing Education" every once in a while.

*Lesson One:*An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A smallrabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit on my ass like youand do nothing?" The eagle answered, "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit saton the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

*Management Lesson:* To be sitting on your ass and doing nothing,you must be sitting very high up.*Lesson

Two:*A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able toget to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy." "Well, why don't you nibble on some of my manure droppings?"replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of manure and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot theturkey out of the tree.

*Management Lesson:* Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

*Lesson Three:*A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out. He lay there all warm and happy and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung and promptly dug him out and ate him.

*Management Lessons:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) When you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut.This ends your two-minute management course

Note: i dont know the writer but i have to thank him

Late night ramble!

Who said ADSL is good?

It's 1:00 a.m, I'm dead tired and sleepy, but I'm still up, downloading songs, and playing games!

Can't I do anyting more useful? But honestly, I like the bunch of songs I downloaded.. All Arabic. Did I ever mention that I'm an "arabic-culture" Fan? I love arabic music, arabic series!! and I don't watch much movies! I like english music.. only the oldies! And you know what? I love egypt, and egyptian.. I have been to Cairo twice this year.. and I am definately in love with it... How can you not love "mloukhieh bil araneb"??

I didn't tell you about any of these trips, did I? bad me!

Well, the second time I was on a business trip for an amazing course in Organizational Behaviour.. This course is definately worth another post! In that visit, My friend and I, Proudly, became wedding crashers!! Here was the daily program:
Finish course at 6:30, go around Cairo and have dinenr till around 12:30 -1, and then, continue the sahra at the wedding that would be taking place in the hotel! by the third night, the waiter in the hotel gave us that dirty look of "What the hell do you both do here every night, aren't you the same annoying guests I see around the hotel??" !!

Now seriously, how can I not be in love with such a city? So ancient, so cultured, so filled with the smell of history? How can you not love a city where people would start talking to you in the street? smiling all the time? How can't I adore the pyramids?

Do you know what Do I feel at the moment?

I feel I'm in my 4th year of university.. I used to stay up infront of my computer, in the very same place where I am now, suposedly studying or working on some stupid project that was due next week and I just found out about yesterday! but eventualy ending up doing something totally irrelevant, and time-wasting! what makes me feel so most, are the songs I'm hearing now.. The very same bunch of songs of that period of my life..
Why are songs so related to people and places? They always trigger a memeory about a place, someone and even time of the year.. What is amazing about it is that when I hear a song, the memory is so strong that I can feel the atmosphere of it.. feel cold if it was winter, and feel like going out with fridns if it's summer... SO amazing.. I love memories.. There are so many things I smile when I remember.. well quite a lot that regret too, but lets not go there, I will leave it a happy night!

I'm so tired.. Do you know this phase when you're so tired so u become high?!!! This is me!

I definately didn't know that this post was going to contain all these unrelated, un-interesting (is that the right form? is it un-intersting or not intersting? I honestly can't think staright now) topics! But that's what you get when you decide to be nice enough to read my late night posts!

My back hurts.

By the way, you can't imagine the number of mistakes I found when I proof-read this! SO if you find anymore, please forgive my mental status now..

"Tawq al Yasameen" - MAjida Al Roomi
"R7 &alfak bil Ghoson ya 2asfour - Wadee3 al Safi

Do hear them sometime.. My ever favorite songs.. And if you need any further advice about great songs, that are not very well known.. just let me know.

Good night!

Monday, November 27, 2006


I have to admit.. Yes, I didn't have ADSL connection till yesterday!
Even worse, not very long time ago, I didn't even have a PC at home. Honestly, I got fed up from computers, I had enough from them having to sit there in front of the screen 8 hours a day!!

But now, I am a web-enabled person! And I like this ADSL thing, quite quick!

So, I expect myself to write a more often, and participate a bit more!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Anyone missed me around?

It's been ages since I worte a word... Well, ages since so many things, Let's see:
- Ages since I worte a word
- Ages since I checked Jordan Planet
- Ages since I checked any of my favorite blogs..
- Ages since I opened my own blog!!

Ages since I did anything useful!!

I suddenly lost every interest in everything I like... Even going out! I seem to be so stuck at home these days.. I have so many things to do, but I'm just too lazy to go out and do any.. Are these symptoms of depression?? :)

Nothing specific that I would like to say in this "shallow" post! Just wanted to tell you I"m still alive!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A year ago..

At this day last year.. 3 hotels in Amman were attacked by terrorists..