Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I was "happy" beating Shao khan

"It's the price you pay for the life you choose"
I read this off a facebook profile of a dear friend of mine, it's not the cliché quote that grabbed my attention but rather my current status with this particular "friend".

Yes we grew apart due to life's spinning carousel, (N) indeed is one of a kind, she's very bright, successful, very cheerful and super social and she's ecstatic even if it's only Labor Day. But deep down inside she's depressed, I'm not surprised that anyone is depressed these days because it seems to be the standard/default setup of an individual's psyche, but someone who sees life as a big pink flower swaying on a rainbow with cinnamon scents allover the place *mental picture*, I can't figure out why? Again, I'm not occupied by the whys and hows but if someone like (N) is depressed/unsatisfied/unhappy, what does that make me? Suicidal??

Now back to the quote, I can relate how (N) aced in many fields and failed in others "ex: emotionally", in general people fail as much as they succeed, but (N) chose a path and that "this" path lead to consequences that some of them had to stomach. (N) is like me, she over thinks things which ultimately guides your brain towards depression and borderline psychosis. All these analysis made me rethink my status since (N) and I have a lot in common. Am I happy?

Happy... mmm... I think I was happy when I was a kid, that's the last time I recall I was genuinely happy, it's the most precious feeling in the world, Am I happy? …Mmm... eh... no, I'm not... well, it's best put in the following phrase:

"Sometimes I'm unhappy because I'm dissatisfied, other times I'm dissatisfied because I'm unhappy"

Does that make any sense? I read once that dissatisfaction is what makes someone a success, and happiness is a euphoric neurotransmitter that hinders the mind from rationalization. I wish I was back being a kid again when all the worries in the world were unified in beating Shao khan in Mortal Combat in SuperNentendo.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Tarot Card

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I took a personality test years ago , and i came out "You Are A Mentor" ... this tarot card comes in parallel , now I come to the realization that these internet tests aren't Gibberish afterall !

P.s : My fiancee took this test and she came out "You Are The Fool" , how ironic is that !

Friday, July 06, 2007

Random Events

I don't know what to make out of these situations , but it kinda lingered with me for a while


Nada: I have an interview at ( ), a respectable private sector company, what are your thoughts on that manner?
Boss: I can’t tell you NOT to take the interview, this would be a good experience for you, but don’t accept any offers before you consult me , and I won’t let you go that easily ..
Me: Boss, what do you think? Now is the time to apply for other jobs, what shall I do ?
Boss: Apply son, God Bless you


Inside the exam hall
Me: Excuse me, We are in an ongoing exam, can you please lower your voice and stop giggling
Anonymous: What your problem, Pal?
Me: My problem is that you think that you are in your living room , and I’m not your pal


Driving in the steet:
Me: Ya basha , this is a One way, One lane street and you’re blocking it
Asshole driving on the opposite side: So?


Dr. Mostafa: Where are you Mo’men? I’ve been trying to reach you for quiet some time now
Me: Sorry Doctor, I have exams these days and I’m pre-occupied
Dr. Mostafa: *To2*


Outside my Home:
حمدوون : صباح الخير يا دكتورنا يا عسل
مؤمن: صباح الخير يا حمدوون
حمدوون: و النبي يا دكتور ملاقتليش الدوا المقوي ده ..
مؤمن: دوا ايه يا حمدوون , منا لسه مدييك فيتامينات
حمدوون: اصل الواحد بقي علطول همدان و مبقاش علي المستوي المطلوب ..
مؤمن: و ايه هوا بقي المستوي المطلوب؟
حمدوون: الاداء المشرف صباحا و مساءا
مؤمن: !!!! ... حاضر يا حمدوون , ربنا يسهل

حمدوون عنده 47 سنه و بيشتغل من 9 الصبح ل9 بليل , و عنده 3 عيال (الي شفتهم)


Outside an Oral Exam room:
(We were 4 men , 23 women)
Colleague: I need to go first, my husband is waiting for me downstairs
Me: I’ve been standing here for half an hour , and I have other engagements too
Colleague: but I’m a married woman
Me: …..
Colleague: the entry order should be , married women with kids , married women without kids , engaged women , single women then YOU “as in males”
Me: rabena yesahel = “in your dreams where you can make up your own rules, pitty bag”


In a Café:
Me: Why can’t you commit yourself to anything the way you commit yourself to gym and weight lifting?
Friend: cuz I want to look good naked


Driving down the steet:
Man, I wish this freakin country pay more money to fix theses god damn streets.
Me: I don’t need the government to pay for paved streets, fancy projects in the north coast or football events hosting, I want my country paying more to improve health services and education, if we still have hope for a better tomorrow…


Watching a movie on MBC 2 with my mother:
what does the word “cleavage” mean?
Me: huh?
Mum: I didn’t catch it in the subtitles , but I heard it right , what does it mean?
Me: The movie is 2 hours long with lots of conversation and you pick “Cleavage” to ask me about it’s meaning??!!

N.B: My Mother knows all the English bad language form the movies , now she’s learning more “anatomical” expressions