Gibran – On Self Knowledge

And a man said, ‘Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.

‘ And he answered, saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.

You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.

You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.

The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.

But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure; And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.

For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.

‘ Say not, ‘I have found the path of the soul.’ Say rather, ‘I have met the soul walking upon my path.

For the soul walks upon all paths.

The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.

The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

“Khalil Gibran”

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Published in: on June 27, 2005 at 8:44 am  Comments (1)  

Little Women…for the Gazillion time

Yep….it was there on MBC2 yesterday…I literally was reciting the scenario, yeah, and not only Jo’s role but every single character, I discoverd they are gonna air it @ 7 pm, fa I finished everything I have, so I don’t get interrupted ๐Ÿ™‚

Love the final scene; the professor propose to Jo, but being the poor guy he is fa he goes like “but my hands are empty” she puts her hands on his and goes “they are not now” keda sounds silly shwaya…but along with the movie ambience it was hysterically romantic.

Talking of romanticity; one guy told me before, don’t show that u r moved awi keda with romantic scenses, 3ashan u don’t look like the type of person who would be that romantic ๐Ÿ™‚ I laughed awi, and went like u really don’t know me…walahi, it depends on the mood, sometimes I am, the other times am not, fa 3ala 7asab, plus yeah….nothing constant when it comes to my feelings!!! “he was a bit prejudiced against me after a debate about the Cinderalla story; and me saying that I think she is not smart enough, and I really don’t like the story as the main character doesn’t have enough brains and guts!!”

Weekend talk: I really don’t need to say how boring and annoying it was…bas cool ya3ni, I survived thru, and I really can’t believe eno I was really glad getting dressed to go to work this morning…I was like….what the hell am so happy about?? drove to work, although I shouldn’t bas 3ashan will get back late after tonight’s event fa I gotta do it. Received my weekly schedule and am kind of shocked…no, no, mad, no, steaming…..well, I think I need to chock somebody.

I love doing the UFO talk, Mum doesn’t like it, but out of being a good mother, she talks and go through many discussions w keda, bas one thing she asked for is not to start such UFO and mysteries discussions while we are having visitors w keda…well, mum, it is fun, plus it is a very controversial topic so u can get people busy, and won’t feel bored w keda, can’t u see what I am doing here, I am getting ur visitors entertained. Plus u taught me that I should stand for what I believe in…fa she is like, yes honey I know, and am supporting, mesh I listen to you, and we go through endless talks and discussions w keda…bas for God’s sake balash odam el nas….I love my mom, and I am sometimes obedient, bas not to that extent ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gotta get the royal self to concentrate ba2a at work ๐Ÿ™‚

Published in: on June 26, 2005 at 8:47 am  Comments (2)  

Finally made it back home & Freedom…in Coehlo’s The Zahir

“sigh” finally on my PJ’s, and not a pinky one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ….been quite a long day. Tonight’s book reading session was cool, it was a free one, meaning, I am not the one who is reading and explaining w keda…kids were doing it this time…and suprisingly enough, I was impressed…especially when I knew from from the parents how they were looking for something with a value added inorder to make a fruitfull night :)) Wow, too sophisticated for the age range…one of the managers at the club talked to me after the session 3ashan to make it on a contractual basis w keda…fa I honestly refused, telling him, eno as soon as I feel like it is a commitment and I have to do it, I would definitely screw it up, fa he gave me a look mesh ad keda ya3ni….and I saw “are u nuts??” written on his forehead :)) w malo nuts…nuts, at least tasty :)))

I am blogging now, and Tom Cruise is Jumping up and down on Lady O’s couch…telling people how different he is now after getting along with his new love Kate….one good thing about it is the way he is doing it, he is speaking himself out with no thinking of “I shouldn’t spit all my feelings out this way” bas my hunch goes like “knock it off hunky,,,,u r faking it” may be I am just not used to guys going crazy for their ladies!!! Still, covering the hotel room with red flower petals, sushi and ice cream, and motorcycle rides on the beach…sounds inviting :)) maho nas liha Tom Cruise w nas liha Terter :))

Didn’t feel like socializing today during lunch, fa I fixed my lunch, and had Coelho’s the Zahir along with me up on the rooftop…was breezy and quite…Loved these quotes…It hit a very sensitive area….so here we go:

what is freedom?
Iโ€™ve spent a large part of my life enslaved to one thing or another, so I should know the meaning of the word. Ever since I was a child, I have fought to make freedom my most precious commodityโ€

โ€œWhile I was ๏ฌghting, I heard other people speaking in the name of freedom, and the more they defended this unique right, the more enslaved they seemed to be to their parents wishes, to a marriage in which they had promised to stay with the other person for the rest of their lives, to the bathroom scales, to their diet, to half-๏ฌnished projects, to lovers to whom they were incapable of saying No or Itโ€™s over, to weekends when they were obliged to have lunch with people they didnโ€™t even like. Slaves to luxury, to the appearance of luxury, to the appearance of the appearance of luxury. Slaves to a life they had not chosen, but which they had decided to live because someone had managed to convince them that it was all for the bestโ€

โ€œThe inspector says Iโ€™m free. Iโ€™m free now and I was free in prison too, because freedom continues to be the thing I prize most in the world. Of course, this has led me to drink wines I did not like, to do things I should not have done and which I will not do again; it has left scars on my body and on my soul, it has meant hurting certain people, although I have since asked their forgiveness, when I realized that I could do absolutely anything except force another person to follow me in my madness, in my lust for life. I donโ€™t regret the painful times; I bear my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that smile is dimmed by tearsโ€

Published in: on June 22, 2005 at 10:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

If only I can start a petition :))

“When we fall in love we feel Puccini in our heads” From The Mirror Has Two Faces; bas I don’t usually feel Puccini….that sounds waaaaaay sophisticated for the classy me ๐Ÿ™‚ I usually feel this one :)) http://www.sunnycorner.com/movies/featured/som/music/favesom.php

I am being home after work these days 3ashan my foot hurts shwaya…fa I am into reading and watching TV, as a result tab3an I gained 2 more kilos out of the lost 6…grrrr. Coelho’s new book “looks” interesting…the thing is, whenever I start reading I go in deep sleep…ha…as if someone threw a spell on it wala 7aga ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the channels aired a report about Donald Trump’s legendary wedding…Gosh..the ring is a hit begad???? it is gorgeous, didn’t like the dress, but it is a CD, so, won’t fuss. Also they have been talkign about Star Jones’s wedding, I saw somehting about it keda, a few months ago, it was awesome, she was doing the Cinderalla carriage type of thing w keda…fa looked nice, she gotta drop a few pounds though….ya3ni a slimmer one “like me” ๐Ÿ™‚ would have fit easier :)) somebody gotta shush me up now, am being meany keda :))

Thought I would be super busy this morning…bas no, all meetings cancelled…fa I am doing the eyebrow thing as in “I made my family disappear” home alone 1 :)) fa today ba2a as long as the weather is getting better, I can walk to the Green Mill for a Latte’ wala 7aga.

“When they told me that they were making The Muppet Christmas Carol, moi was thrilled. Of course, I expected to play the role of Carol.” Miss Piggy “isn’t she somethin :)”

Regarding the petition in the title field….mafish petition wala 7aga….it is only meant for media hype ;p

Published in: on June 22, 2005 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

It is 16:21 and am blogging :))

ha…usually I don’t like blogging at the end of the day…bas I said I should ba2a 3ashan I won’t have enough time bardo tomorrow …fa what the heck…early…late…kolo blogging :))

Updates: am leading a coolie life these days…don’t know, feel like being with the go keda shwaya :). On an attempt to play dad, yesterday, I suggested I would rent an apartment in Maadi near by my work place and come visit the family house during the weekends…I will leave the rest for your imagination…..:) Gosh…playing them was H.I.L.L.A.R.I.O.U.S

Been watching TV lately, and since being a child commercials attracts me awi….yeah, don’t know the story behind, bas begad…I can miss a show, and stick to commercials :)) speaking of them ba2a:

– I love the “comfort” cartoon commercial with the Girl and the guy, are talking about how she looks in red and yellow w keda, fa when the guy say that she is better in red, she goes like “3ali, enta 7a2i2i karmesht masha3ri” LOL.

– Lexus has that one which goes like “in the world of thousand horizons, there are those who travel, and those who travel well” hah…tab3an mesh lexus, in case I have one, I would spend my lifetime travelling ๐Ÿ™‚ may be in my next life…yeah..

– A new gross one of a car bardo, bas can’t remember it…yuk, I can’t even talk about it…sux.

– A while ago Dubai tv used to air a commercial on water conservation, it was a real hit, meaningful, it is how that if we are wasting water…it sucks water up from babies food, it is kinda symbolic, bas bsara7a 2 thumbs up.

– Garnier Nuitrise new commercial starring Helda Khalifa, is no good at all, bas I like her new hair color ๐Ÿ™‚

– Claudia Shiffers in Loreal’s wrinkles cream, looks real good, it is like maternity added her more beauty, al ya3ni heya na2sa…cool ๐Ÿ™‚

– We M&M’s are here to make sure that u have your bag of chocolates…that’s the wording or somehow close to M&M’s commercial.

Tab, I go ba2a, 3ashan it is 16:45, and I gotta submit my end of day report, and get ready for my trip back the city of the sun A.K.A. Heliopolis…or according to our Bawab HALIOBLIZ :))

Salam ba2a

Published in: on June 21, 2005 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Curly Me :)

Yep…instead of curly sue…I used to love this movie ๐Ÿ™‚ yeah…I am on curly hair today, for a change ya3ni…

Weekend talk: mine was super cool, Friday went out in the morning, touring around Heliopolis, stopped by el Baron Palace, had my digi cam with me, bas the guy at the gate told me they are off today for whatever reason but will be operational tomorrow…fa cool, heading katameya, there was a golf tournament and my uncle was playing fa went there…spent sometime, then back home.

Saturday: Been with Emi to El Baron Palace for a kinda photography session; although we both were impressed with the extremely magnificant huge palace and the carving everywhere…but were disappointed for seeing the writings on the walls, “nas mezawagheen men el madares” w 7aga teza3al…honestly, it wasn’t cool trying to take a nice capture avoiding mohamed & mai 15/2/99….won’t look good in the picture ya3ni ๐Ÿ™‚ we spent like a couple of hours there….in our way out the guy at the gate, was so astonished we spent all that time inside….till here everything is cool, forgot to tell you, then my cam ran out of charge, then it was off…fa when I went home and recharged it….there was 0 pictures taken. NO COMMENT…

Been home later for a sleep, then prepared for a neighbor’s wedding keda…didn’t spend much time there…but was ok…

My all time favourite men list witnessed a slight change this weekend, # 6 is gone, yep….he is completely gone, and you know what…I discovered that if he was really that special ya3ni as I thought, he would have been # 1 on the list…right?!! yeah….but even though he wont’ beat George Cooloney in his 3 entries ;P

Ah on Friday night…gotta say Saturday morning ๐Ÿ™‚ around 1:00 am, there was this Barbra Streisand Movie…”The mirror has 2 faces” not to mention how much I like Barbra Streisand, but the movie is super cool…and a must see…I go ba2a and here is a quote from the movie…should be a good day…enjooooy :))

“We all want to fall in love. Why? Because we feel that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, everyday reality is shattered and we are flung into the heavens…It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon, but that doesn’t diminish it’s value, because we are left with memories that will last us the rest of our lives”

Published in: on June 19, 2005 at 8:52 am  Comments (2)  

Tides – Sarah Teasdale

Love in my heart was a fresh tide flowing

Where the starlike sea gulls soar;

The sun was keen and the foam was blowing

High on the rocky shore.

But now in the dusk the tide is turning,

Lower the sea gulls soar,

And the waves that rose in resistless yearning

Are broken forevermore.

Enjoy a nice peaceful weekend :))

Love xxx

Published in: on June 16, 2005 at 2:36 pm  Comments (2)  

Ana tani :)

grrrrrr..it is a hell of a day at work…everybody wants something…at the very begining was so proud of myself being in such place and position is considered as an achievement…later on I discovered I am being fooled big time…leih? 3ashan…it is a lot of work plus exposure keda l7agat ghariba….and stress…stress…stress.

I miss “my ex boss” awi, he was that type of guy whom you can spend lots and lots of hours with and never feel bored…he mastered many sciences and professions…moreover he is smart mooooot aka genious…begad..he really is.

Well, here is a unique experience….can’t recall if I ever mentioned that our kitchen is a no entry area “as per mum’s instructions”….yeah it is…also ironing is one of mum’s “dont’s” for me…why? 3ashan I usually total loss everything I touch….mesh asdi ya3ni…bas it happens, fa eih, yesterday…I came home had a shower….mum went out to check on Grandma…I felt like eating some baked crackers….saw a callout coming out of my brains…violate the rules ya noona…fa I did…invaded our kitchen….spatula in one hand “although I didn’t use it” and a big bowl in the other….and now am ready for the battle….no, no, no, cook books, I hate going with books…same thing with any device…I hate manuals…I go with the instinct ๐Ÿ™‚ half an hour….an here we go…no burns…something between biscuits and crackers…bas walahi tastes nice….I called mum, ha when are u coming ba2a….should I drink the tea with milk without you wala eih??? fa she went like “rabena yostor, shaklek 3amla 3amla”….ana….keda ya mummy…tab ana ghaltana…she came later on…and won’t say she liked the …. I baked “can’t name it honestly”, and at least the curfew is over and am allowed in the kitchen under the condition she is not at home…:) I can go with that I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you are home and wanna see something interesting…watch Good Morning America…and CBS evening news…

Pardon the way that I stare.

There’s nothing else to compare. T

he sight of you leaves me weak.

There are no words left to speak.

But if you feel like I feel. P

lease let me know that it’s real.

You’re just too good to be true.

Can’t take my eyes off you. I

need you baby, and if it’s quite all right, I need you baby to warm a lonely night.

I loveyou baby. Trust in me when I say: Oh pretty baby, don’t bring me down I pray.

Oh pretty baby, now that I found you, stay. And let me love you, oh baby let me love you, oh baby, ta ra ta ra ra ta, ” I love this song :))

Gotta Go ๐Ÿ™‚

Published in: on June 5, 2005 at 1:57 pm  Comments (2)  

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Took this one yesterday in my way to Maadi…love the colors ๐Ÿ™‚ Posted by Hello

Published in: on June 2, 2005 at 9:36 am  Comments (4)