Tuesday, November 30, 2010
But sometimes, just sometimes, after some incident, you don't make any promise to others, not even to yourself, but without any promise, a silence settles within you and this silence you propagate around you as well.
You become a quiet person. You lock that talkative, bubbly person somewhere deep down and then you throw away the key.
And not many people realize that. Because some people only knew you as a quiet person, for them you are the same.
And those who did know how cheerful you actually are fail to notice because from where they are standing, you are fine and you are happy. Because you smile when you meet someone and you smile at jokes cracked by your friends and hold back a retort.
But from where you are standing you understand that the smile on your face when you meet people is the smile that you put on to hide the tears in your eyes, so that the focus shifts to the smile instead of the tears.
And you know that when you smile at a joke cracked by a friend and hold back a retort, it is because you don't have anything to say, because silence is your refuge now.
And quietly and silently is how you start spending your days. And quietly and silently you start to remove yourself. You don't remove people from you lives, instead you remove yourself from theirs, because if someone detests you so much, isn't it better to save them the torture of having to look at you, or even seeing your name somewhere, or seeing anything that would remind them of you?
So quietly and silently you step out of their lives. And with a final goodbye you close the door and you never look back.
These are the silent pledges of silence.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
And it's Bakra Eid again.. my favorite favorite Eid :) :)
I used to spend the entire day downstairs with animals in the few days before Bakra Eid.
This is the eid of sacrifice and Muslims offer sacrifice of animals in the path of Allah on Bakra Eid.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
We should learn a few things from kids, like;
Having a fight and then forgetting all about it. Forgiving the person you fought with instantly.
Being curious at how everything works.
Standing up, falling down and then standing up again. Never giving up hope or faith.
Finding joy in the most simplest of things.
Smiling in a way that makes everyone (even the so-called adults) smile and forget all about their worries.
Not to be judgmental.
Not over-complicating things.
Not dwelling in the past.
Friday, October 29, 2010
A new addition to our very own blogosphere is the blog "Recipes in demand".
The blog is all about the most yummiest of recipes, with the most mouth watering ingredients. Written in a way that makes even me think I can do it.. :D and believe me that IS something. :)
The best thing about the blog is that it is updated daily. So you have something new to look forward to everyday.
The method given is written in a simple language and the ingredients are easy to pronounce (meaning you'll be able to find them in your home and thus not waste money on something you'll never use in anything else).
So people check out this blog.
Start following it.
And DO add it to your blog roll.
And spread the word.
Happy Cooking! :)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The best output I have gotten so far from all the lamenting and whining is a screen saver on the CRT I have been using for the last two years. As old as it looks it has managed to survive all this long. If my CRT wasn't this deterministic to face all odds with persistence and keep on living I would have gotten a LCD long ago. As the rule states;
"As long as your CRT monitor is working, you can't get a LCD."
But all of this has resulted in some amusing and interesting suggestions from my team mates:
1. "You should have come to your brother before you went to your boss. Come on, let's steal someone's LCD. Is there someone you don't like in office, let's steal their LCD."
2. "The next time you have a drink of water, don't forget to pour it on your CRT... accidentally of course."
Any other suggestions, people.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A lot of things happened since the time I was working on my Research Survey's Final report till now. A lot of things that I would have preferred not happening at all. But also a lot of things I am extremely happy about. :D
The day I got my degree in my hands, I decided to put an end to all the things and try and enjoy my life to the fullest. :) Not that I was not doing it before.. but still... I intend to read a lot of books and watch a lot and lot of movies :D :D
All the other things that I wanted to learn before and kept putting them off saying that I will read up on them after my MS.. I don't think I am going to do that.. because now I don't like opening any book other than novels... Though it has been months since I gave my final presentation.. I still haven't been able to bring myself to read anything useful..
The point is NOW.. it's over, because NOW I have the prove. :)
Thanks to the friend who sent these congratulations images. They sure made my day.. :)