Tuesday, November 07, 2006

So I haven't updated in a while but then again, I guess you guys are not too surprised! Alot has happened since I last posted something onto my blog but I guess it's too personal to share!!

It is now 2.52p.m and I am sat in a computer cluster at uni waiting for my next lecture! This keyboard is really annoying and it's going to take me a while to adjust to the smoothness of each key! Anyways...

I'm turning 20 tomorrow and I'm actually dreading it! I can't believe i'm no longer going to be a teenager! I don't know if i've accomplished enough in these last 20 years! I'm still as immature and stupid as I was 5 years ago! And i'm not ashamed of admitting it! If you're wondering whether or not I've made plans for tomorrow, the simplest answer is no... I haven't! I don't think I will.. besides, I've got too much work 2 do and I don't think I have enough time to celebrate something I'm not too proud of myself! :S (I am expecting presents though ;) )

I had a very interesting conversation about religion last night. It's got me thinking about alot of things. I'm actually really tired and I'm literally falling asleep! I guess i'm going to have to save that conversation for another post!

For all you football fans out there, I'm sure you will agree with me when I say that arsenal's match against Westham was a complete disaster. I mean I am one of arsenal's biggest fans but I'm beginning to doubt arsenal's ability to make it to the top 3! Thierry Henry, if you're reading this, I just want to let you know that I don't and will NEVER hold you responsible for arsenal's loss! You are an amazing player (and captain) and I love you from the bottom of my heart.

In case you're wondering, no i'm not stoned nor am I drunk! I'm just exhausted... Yesterday I had a lecture rfom 9-10 and then a practical from 10-4 non-stop! IN addition to the practical, I was forced to leave for an hour for a tutorial! After the practical was done, I had a lecture from 4-5 and then another from 5-6!!!!!!!!!! By the time I got back home, the sun had already set and the roads were empty! Walking down that slope that leads to my flat was by far the scariest experience I've ever had! I guess knowing that a few people had been mugged, raped and murdered in that area, didn't really make things easier on me! But oh well, I got there in the end and that's all that matters!

I think I might be falling for someone with me on the course! Verbose, I think you should call me... I need 2 speak 2 u about this one! He's not what I usually go for in MANY ways!

Over the last 4-5 weeks, I have managed to have massive arguments with some of my closest friends. I haven't spoken to any of them since, but I have to say I did TRY and make things better! You know what they say..... friends come and go!

Anyways, now I'm tired AND a bit upset! Haha.. I'm out

Friday, October 20, 2006

British humour!

You know what I love about British people? They crack up laughing at the weirdest things if not almost everything! One of my flatmates, Abby, stays in the room right next to the kitchen. A few days ago, we were all sitting in the kitchen chatting and all we could hear was Abby laughing her ARSE off (as they like to say it here!). So, we all looked at one another in puzzlement and figured that she was probably on the phone to someone!

Anyways, the night carries on and we're interrupted by this bizzare laughter every now and then. Finally, our curiosities are fed when Abby barges into the kitchen with tears practically rolling down her blood-shot cheeks and says, "GUY YOU HAVE TO COME SEE THIS WEBSITE, IT'S SO FUNNY!" So, we rushed into her room with excitement and made sure we were as close to the computer screen as we possibly could (after all, we all wanted the front seats!)

I don't really know why I took Abby's word for it! I mean to be fair, I've been in England for two years now, and I concluded that I just could not understand British humour since day one! But anyways, I'd sit here and try to describe the STUPIDITY behind the little cartoons she showed us but I'd rather have you guys see them for yourselves and leave a comment with your verdict! I've added links to two of the cartoons we watched that night, but in total there must've been around 10!If you feel like watching more, all you have to do is remove the title of the cartoon (e.g independent women) from the end of the URL (scroll down to watch these cartoons!)

Anyways, my other flatmate Laura, who's doing Japanese and Spanish, and I were sitting alone in the kitchen last night discussing the diversity of languages. She showed me how to write different things in Japanese, and in return, I translated a few famous quotes for her in Arabic. I can now proudly say that Laura can fluently say the following quotes in PERFECT Arabic:

"There's a snake in my boot" Woody from Toy Story.
"Oh my god, they killed Kenny," "YOU BASTARDS!!" from Southpark.
"Somebody stop meeeeee!" from The Mask.

There were atleast six more but I'm not sure where she got them from! You'd think that she'd want to learn how to say something useful wouldn't you?! Oh well!

Besides that, life's been good around here. I've got a few assignments and reports to work on over the weekend so I'm not REALLY looking forward to spending Eid reading and attempting to solve problems on genetics! Speaking of Eid, I'd like to wish you all a happy Eid and I hope that it is as JOYOUS and memorable as mine!!!!

Enjoy the links... later xx

Click me first and click me if you DARE to watch more!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday!

U know what that means right? Yes, you guessed it. I am in fact back in Leeds! But wait.......... it gets better, this time i'm not on my own. The ministry thought it would be cute to send my younger brother to the same city. Hey, i'm not complaining! If anything, I'm glad he's here with me. I can keep an eye on him. Make sure he sorts out things like accommodation, bank accounts, railcards and what not! So I really am glad to have him around.

Living back in dorms was by far the BEST decision I could've made! I don't have to worry about paying bills on time, I don't have to worry about fixing anything in the flat on my expense, I don't have to worry about setting up an internet connection. I can keep going but I'm sure you get the point. And my flatmates........ I love them... I honestly do. We have had the best three weeks of our lives getting to know one another. I feel awful about what I wrote in my previous post. I think I mentioned something about a bunch of blondes pissing the crap outta me with their never-ending drama!! :S Well..... I take it back!

Progressing into my second year has been daunting! I've had sleepless nights already! My timetable is fucked up! I've got lectures from 9-6 almost everyday, but that's not as worrying as the 6 hour practical I have on Mondays! SIX HOURS??????? You gotta be kiddin' me man! Nevertheless, microbiology with immunology is no piggy-back ride so I should've expected this to happen. After all, it IS my second year and I quote "this is the year when everything starts to count towards your final grade."

Anyways, ramadhaan........ Yeah. That's the end of the sentence.

My brother's phone got stolen the other night. He was walking to the city with a friend (A) of his and these two men approached them and demanded that they hand over their phones! One was masked whilst the other had his hoody on. At first, my brother tried to convince them that he didn't have a phone on him when he OBVIOUSLY did! But after several attempts at doing so, he decided to sacrifice his phone rather than his wallet. And so, he handed it over! My brother assumed it was all over so he walked away only to realise that (A) was still being interrogated by the two men. My brother insisted that (A) hand over his phone but the guy refused to!!!! Anyways, to cut a long story short, he handed them the phone and they both (meaning my brother n his friend) made a run for it!

Apparently, after my brother n (A) reported what had happened to the police, they were told that six other people had been mugged in the same way, around the same area, possibly by the same people! How awful is that? I feel sorry for my brother. To have to experience this only a week after his arrival! Poor thing... Anyways, it could've been worse so thank god they're both OK. Besides, if having his phone mugged was what it took for my brother to finally change that piece of crap then I AM GLAD it got mugged!

Other than that, life's been unusually stable for me. There's not much going on at the moment but I better not curse it. Watch how my next post will be based on all the shit that's happened to me after typing this post! Haha.. it'll be quite funny.

Later..

Friday, August 04, 2006

It's time for a change!

Turkey, Australia, Singapore, America, Lebanon, Paris, Greece and Thailand. Confused? Let me elaborate. The countries listed above are those that have been visited by different family members or friends of mine in the last few weeks. My list is very short. In fact, I don't think I want to list the countries I've visited in the last few weeks. Simply because I've been stuck in Oman all along!

Cruising around the streets of Oman has become a big part of my life! Sad but true. Verbose, remember that one time you and I had absolutely nothing to do and shamelessly ended up crusing in Shatti? Remember how stupid we both felt? How boring our lives felt that very afternoon? Well, that's how I feel EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE. And so my fellow bloggers, the time has come to make some DRAMATIC changes to this shitty lifestyle of mine. Problem is... Where do I start? sniff sniff!

Thought about going to the gym for a change. I've been stuffing my face with junk all month and the pounds just keep piling on baby! Not proud of it. On the contrary, I've THOUGHT about doing something about it on numerous occasions and you know what they say... It's the thought that counts (hehehehe).

I've also considered finding myself a temporary job. Problem is, no one seems to be interested in hiring someone who's willing to help out for less than a month! So I guess that's out of the question. It's a shame though. I was really looking forward to working in starbucks. Imagine... free coffee... mmmm.... caffeine...

Maybe I should dye my hair. Something out of the ordinary. Something flashy. Something cool. Hahaha. Nah! Too risky. Mom's gonna kill me!

Maybe a new piercing? Nah! I have enough holes in my body. I don't need extras. For you dirty minded people out there, keep your comments to yourself. I meant PIERCINGS and you know it!

Maybe I should start singing again. Don't get me wrong. I sing at home all the time. In fact, I go through Kelly Clarkson's whole CD everyday. The only thing missing is the band. I feel sorry for the neighbours. I parked the car outside the house the other day and I still managed to hear my sister singing in the shower. She doesn't even sing as loud as I do! Hey, who's complaining? It's not like I can't sing right? ;) No but what I meant was maybe I should WORK on it. You know. Get out there and bust my moves. My friends keep asking me to sing in every kareoke bar I come across in Leeds. I guess they all believe that I could somehow be "discovered" by some record producer who happened to catch my humiliating performance and fall inlove with my voice! Sure guys. And I thought I was unrealistic!

So I guess I'm back to square one. Oh this sucks! I would go to Dubai like normal bored Omani citizens would do, but I'm all Dubai-ed out. What if I go to.... Yeah! I can't think of anything. Fuckin' hell... This country ought to be the next Australia. You know how convicts were sent to Australia to do time? I think Oman should be the new prison. After all, it qualifies pretty well. It's so boring it practically makes you suicidal (hehehe), and at the same time, it's got so much potential that the prisoners sent to it will always have enough work to occupy themselves with. JOKE! Laugh everyone.

I've decided that I'm inlove with Josh Groban's voice. Listening to his songs gives me goosebumps. I swear. He makes me tingle all over. It's even better than.... hahahahahahaha.. Yeah! "Girl you wanna come to hotel baby I will leave you my room key.." LOL!!

I miss Leeds. I look forward to meeting the new batch of blondes that will successfully drive me up the wall with their stupid tales and never-ending drama! Should be good. Might just pull one of those 'stare at the sunrise and say, "I don't get Athiests. How can they witness such beauty and not believe in a higher power!" when all my flatmates turn out to be Athiests' again!! That was hilarious man! The day that happened was the last day I spoke of anything revolving around religion. Me and my big mouth!

Anyways, enough of this crap. Let's face it. There's nothing to do. Looks like the only change taking place in my life at the moment is THIS. I'm going to have to spend more time trying to think of something to talk about and post! Other than that, I see no further option. However, if you have any ideas on how I could spice up this life of mine, please feel free to fill me in.

I hope I have managed to entertain you :)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

untitled.

So...... I've been meaning to write about this for a while, but I was constantly warned by different bloggers not to get too personal on this thing, and so I've avoided this post for a while now but I feel as though it is time....

After all, it's been a while since I last spoke of something personal and frankly... interesting!

I'd known him for 4 years before I finally realised that I had feelings for him. He was that one person who was there for me whenever I needed advice or comfort. He was that "so called" shoulder to cry on, a helping hand, a true best friend. He stuck by me through thick and thin, believed in me and trusted me when I had lost belief in myself. Boosted my confidence when I felt insecure, reminded me of how important I was when I felt worthless. He made me feel beautiful, special, smart, funny in everyway possible, and for that he meant the world to me.

From looks to personality, he lacked nothing. I'd always considered him my miracle. As corny as that may sound, had you known him, you would've probably reached the same conclusion. I know people say that no one's perfect and I am not implying the he was. He had his faults like any other human being but compared to the assholes I'd come across in my life time, he was unique. He was mature, wise, understanding, sensitive, funny, smart and handsome, unlike the usual big-assed tiny-brained guys I knew!

I'd spent so long looking for someone to provide me with the same amount of love, care and respect that I was willing to offer. Little did I know that that person was right by my side all along.

He admitted that he had felt this way for years but had remained silent as I was never available. He claimed that he'd been waiting for years to tell me how much he longed to be with me. He confessed that he had loved me ever since I had accepted him into my life as a friend. But his intentions were different from mine.

I could not see myself with him. I could not seem to understand how I hadn't noticed. I spent hours trying to absorb what he had confessed. But no matter how long I spent trying to figure it all out, my feelings towards him were very different from his feelings for me. He was no more than a friend and allowing our friendship to evolve into anything else was simply out of the question. And so I said no repetitively, despite his apparent faith in the relationship.

But it would not be too long before I realised that I too felt the same way.

The day I realised how much I loved him was the day I realised how much I hated life, for when I built up the courage to tell him the truth he explained that he had already found himself a replacement!

I tried to be understanding. I tried to be happy for him. I spent weeks trying to convince myself that what I felt for him was no more than a physical attraction. But I failed, and as the days passed by, my feelings for him grew stronger.

People say that you don't tend to realise how special someone is until you lose them. I now fully comperehend what they mean.

I do ask myself whether or not I will ever get the chance to be with him. I question whether or not it would've worked out. But my questions remain unanswered.

Only time will tell.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

45...

This is my 45th post. Damn man... that's alot!

What can I say... Back in Oman... chillin' with friends... failed my driving test because the police officer thought I lost control at one point!! RIIIIGHTTT! Lost control on an automatic car huh?? OK!

I was on steroids for 4 days due to an allergic reaction I had by ingesting.... I still don't know what it was... I think they're starting to have an effect on my body. Four different people told me that I had gained weight in less than 24 hours! Actually, make that five. Funny, because a number of people claimed the opposite when I arrived 2 weeks ago! How much weight can one put on in 2 weeks? Apparently.... enough for people to notice!

Verbose.... I hate you for making me sing that night. I sounded like a scratched CD! I will now have to spend the rest of my life suffering the consequences... Just kidding... :D Thank you for believing in me.

I'm thinking of visiting Oz this summer. I enjoyed it last summer and my dad's offered it this summer as well. I might just take advantage of this long vacation and go... what do u say verbose, Lym, weem?

I'm enjoying the world cup. Not particularly impressed with the way France are playing but I love Thierry Henry and I'm with him ALL THE WAY. Haha... that is NOT the reason why I'm supporting France by the way. I support them because I think that the players are GOOD and talented ones. It's a shame they have a f****d up coach. Raymond Domenech should be fired!

Cut my hair today and decided I will not leave the house until it grows back. What have I done!

Sorry... I know I've been lazy. Exams went well though and I was in hospital for a couple of days due to that allergic reaction I was on about previously.

I've missed u all. Thanks for commenting on my last post..despite the delay.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

chillin'

HELLOOOOOOOOO EVERYONE.... I feel i'm going to have no one but myself to blame when I check my blog only to find out that my trustworthy blogger friends have stopped visiting my blog, as I have stopped updating it as often as I did in the past! Pleaseeeeeee don't... I swear i've been sooo busy these past few days it's not even funny. My friend from Oman came over for a whole week and I have never had this much fun ever since I came to Leeds :) Cheers wadad... I love you.

Other than that, the weather's been AMAZING in England for the past few days. I think I might just bring back some of that beautiful golden tone to my pale skin :)

I've recently taken a weird interest in cooking. I cooked the best bamya curry (okra curry) the other day and I woke up this morning with an unusual pancake craving. So I made the BEST, FLUFFIEST American pancakes. I'm loving it :D

Immunology has been a very interesting topic. I'm finding it quite appealing and I'm starting to enjoy my course. FINALLY!

Verbose's visiting soon so that should be realllllllllly good.

You must've noticed that I have absolutely nothing to talk about by now! So, I just wanted 2 let u know that I am in fact still alive. Sorry about the delay....

Peace...