Archive for October, 2009

dia de los muertos

Posted: October 30, 2009 in around the world, random, stuff

was a three day celebration starting 31 Oct ending 2 Nov. Modern day Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on 1 & 2 Nov only.

 

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a ritual practiced for at least 3000 years in what is now called Mexico. Its simply a way to honor the dead, and celebrate their lives. Instead of fearing death, the aztecs and other meso-american cultures embraced death and celebrated it. Sugar skulls are baked with the names of the deceased on the forehead, and gets consumed by the family and relatives of the deceased. They decorate cemeteries, bring their deceased loved ones’ favorite foods, and sit on blankets at night talking about their fondest memories and eating these foods. Celebrating death and rebirth.

I am fascinated with the colourful skulls to be honest. I would love to get one as a memorial tattoo for dad. I vowed once never to get any faces inked on my skin although i have a perfect picture of dad (allah yer7amo) back in the 70s, black and white and very classical but beautiful, so a day of the dead sugar skull would be the next best thing.

I donno if any of you goes trick or treating, or dresses up for a halloween house party, but whatever you do tomorrow, have fun and celebrate life!

blehs..

Posted: October 22, 2009 in bla bla bla, ma7alli, random, thoughts

* TGIT! seriously, that was one of the longest weeks in history. well in my (short) history! its funny how happiness/misery sometimes can be a powerful time measurement unit! I wonder about the ancient times, before watches and sand clocks, how did they measure time when they were happy/miserasble? i mean we can say “the hours stretched forever” or ” the minutes wouldnt pass”, how about them? were they aware of the concept of time? or was it only measured by day and night in their heads.. worth googling i reckon! or snuggling in bed tonight with my best friend, the Discovery Channel <3<3<3 

* I thought i was such a good judge of character in the past, and now I am more sure than ever. Since i moved into the new office, i have observed everyone, I tend to take my sweet long time to mingle and make friends as i am a firm believer that there are no friends at work. Everyone will in the end worry bout theirselves. But if someone opens up, i give my two ears to listen! lol. so this girl who sits fairly close to my desk and i have been talking more frequently lately, general stuff, we’re both into astronomy/astrology, books, and jewelry : D but the other day she started telling me the office gossip. And its fascinating that most are just as filthy, and some, just as evil, and others, just as manipulating as i expected them to be. even though i did not engage in any talk with any. it’s not that i impressed myself. but it’s just funny how the human race can sometimes be so predictable.

* over the weekend as I was driving back from my sister’s place, i had to pass through al Quoz road, and to my joy and ultimate happiness, i found a huge traffic tail, as i somehow get clausterphobic, i got out of the car for a minute in the stand still to see what was holding us up. turns out the first car in the tail line was a cab, whose driver was honking frantically loud at two peacocks crossing the road AS IF they would listen or be bothered! its so weird that on al Quoz road you would see more exotic animals than you would at Jumeirah Zoo! i once saw a deer and its fawn crossing, someone was once mentioning they saw a couple of monkeys on that road too, and my boss was telling us the other day that he saw a leopard crossing! can you imagine your state of mind if you see a free wild leopard just crossing the street? I would panic and faint!! It seems there’s some mansion or sheikh’s palace there.

after a long (and boring) training session today.. this was very spot on. Have a good weekend everyone!

Thought of the day..

Posted: October 12, 2009 in quote, thoughts

Its been a long while since i had one of those, so here’s a thought!

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway, and do good anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.

– Anonymous

 

my new fave thing!

Posted: October 11, 2009 in bla bla bla, stuff

(warning: girly post ahead)

I am in no way in the business of advertising for any product on my blog, however, i recently purchased an item that i had no faith in, only to change my mind from one day’s use!

I was instantly and pleasantly surprised! I felt the activity in every muscle, and my posture (which isnt bad to start with) was immediately better. Now, it is said that if you wear it regularly even if around the house, you are bound to tone your legs and glutes, and lose up to 4 inches a month from your thighs while banishing cellulite! I’ll give an update a month later, but if you have weak legs, or are a diabetic, or have a knee injury (like myself), bad back, or even arthritus, this flip flop helps ease the pain and improve posture. It might not be the prettiest design, but they’re coming up with new designs like fringed ones and closed fronts.

Im hearting my fitflops ❤ ❤ ❤

لأن لازم افش خلقي!!!

كنت بالاردن الاسبوع اللي فات، للأسف، لأخلص امور من ضمنها حصر الارث و اللذي منو من معاملات رسمية و التي تتطلب التواجد في الدوائر الحكومية… و ما ادراك  ما الدوائر الحكومية! عنجد سموها دوائر لسبب وجيه! بتدوخ و انت بتلفلف لتوصل للي بدكياه

و ما وصلت للي بدياه!

i seriously cannot begin to explain the amount of rage and anger that was brewing in me everytime i had to set foot in any of those places, المخفر، المحكمة، الاراضي، الاحوال الشخصية,  the amount of قله احترام للمراجع and the way they so obviously displayed their nonchalant attitude to the people infront of them, not to mention the SMOKING! انو مش مفروض يكون ممنوع بالمكاتب\المخافر it was insane! i was ready to either kill someone, or just kill myself!

so i decided to come back and do what i have to do through the Embassy/Consulate here in UAE. Eft!