Thursday, October 25, 2007

Libyan Day of Mourning

Libyan Day of Mourning:

In commemoration of the Libyan Day of Mourning, the Goverment of Libya has decreed that on Friday, October 26, internet and international phone calls will be cut off nationwide form 6am to 6pm. All Libyan Airline flights are cancelled,although other international airline travel may be permitted. International and national ground and marine travel operated by Goverment of Libya-owned companies are also cancelled. The Day of Mourning commermorates the expulsion by Italy 1911 of a number of Libyans.

P.S: Refrence: I got this msg from the American Embassy In Libya.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy is Back:-)

I feel fine today -Al-hamdulillah!

The weather has improved- Al-hamdulillah!
Yesterday, i went out, not to change my mood but rather to do a "wajeb". I had to go see my cousin who had an appendix sugery three days ago, well four days ago today. Shes doing well, so thats good. Before going to her, i went and checked on grandma, she was right next door to my kali's house. So i went there sat, freshened up, had my glass of pineapple juice, and refused to take any bakalva, as i got sick from seeing it in every house, every where on Eid. Then i waited for magrib so grandma could break her fast, then we got ourself ready and went together to my kali's house. It was an alright visit, and i was happy i did my "wajeb"...i'm the type the like to go rightaway for any occasion, dont like to postpone my cousin was pleased to see me, and i was happy that she was happy.

I have finally gotten the first stage of my driving papers done: that is my criminal record clearence (i.e that happymoi has not commited any crime) i have to call the driving agency, i was planning to do so today, but decided to postpone it cuz my sister suggested i contact a lady she knows and comapre. So will do that inshallah. I'm so happy things have been going smoothly. Al-hamdullillah!

I have also completed reading the Innocent Man by John Grisham, and i thought how ironic the end was. A guy was saved from death row cuz of his innocence, last mintue, only to die of a disease later on. Very sad indeed, but was a good read.

Now i'll leave you all with this survey:

1. What time did you get up this morning? 8:40am (then went to sleep until 12)
2. Diamonds or Pearls? Both
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? 1408/Rush Hour 3
4. What is your favorite TV show ? Right now, i have none
5. What is your middle name ? A
6. What did you have for breakfast? Kitkat, just had it now
8. What foods do you dislike? Makaronna bel bosla & Kosber
9. What are your favorite chips?Jalapenoo crunchie (i want one now:( theres none here)
10. Favorite CD at the moment? none
12. Favorite sandwich? Taco (could i consider them sandwiches?)...crispy chicken, fahita chicken, BBQ chicken sandwiches..
13. What are characteristics you cannot stand?show offs, arogance, self-righteosness, close minded ppl
14. What are your favorite clothes? Pjs
15. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go? An Island, somewhere..or maybe South Africa
16. Where would you want to retire? Canada
17. Favorite time of day? Night
18. Where were you born? USA
19. Favorite team? Cancuks (Hockey), Italy & Brazil (Soccer),
20. What is your favorite sport to watch? SOCCER & Tennis &Hockey
21. Who do you think will not send this back? blogspot it ppl
22. Who do you think will send this back first? someone emkased
23. Coke or Pepsi? Marinda
24. Beavers or ducks? Beavers hehe
25. Are you a morning person or a night owl? night owl
26. Pedicure or manicure? manicure, i dont wear open toe shoes much.
27. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with anyone? waiting for the right moment to do that.
28. What did you want to be when you were little? Computer programmer/ Lawyer
29. What is your best childhood memory? school days back in the emarat
30. Ever been to Africa ? in it!
31. Ever been toilet papering? dumb Q
32. Been in a car accident? Nope ALhamdullillah
33. Favorite day of the week? Tuesdays
34. Favorite restaurant? too many to name, and few in Libya
35. Favorite flower? Roses...
36. Favorite ice-cream? so traditional..vanilla and chocolate
37. Favorite fast food restaurant? All, cant say no to fast food
38. How many times did you fail your driver's test? haven't taken it yet *wish me luck*
39. From whom did you get your last e-mail? from facebook letting me know that some one wrote on my fun wall
40. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? dunnoo
41. Bedtime? these days, amm late very late..till morning!
42. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? everyone
43. Last person you went to dinner with? cousins
44. What are you listening to right now? nothing...
45. What is your favorite color? blue green
46. How many tattoos do you have? none
47. How many are you sending this Email to? im blog spotting it.
50. Favorite #? 1 :P

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ahh! Life..things here n there:(:(

I'm feeling so down! I have no explanation as to why or what. I'm really tired of the routine, i'm sick of how things are at the moment. I'm so bored. I have nothing to do, and not in the mood for anything. All im doing these days is staying up late, waking up late, and really doing nothing useful...well..other than reading the Innocent Man by my favourite authour John Grisham, the book is good so far but the timing is soooo just dont read about injustices of the justice system when you are feeling down..and the thing is it is John Grisham's first non-fiction book so really that is adding mostiour to clay!!!"zaydet al teen bala"
All I want is to be in an Island somewhere far away from here--alone..i want to have time for myself..Every Ramadan & every Eid i get this feeling, maybe because i miss the way my Eids/Ramadans were..but its been three years, my Eids should have been redefined..but they havent ... im still thinking about the community gatherings,the lazer tag games,the parties,ubc gatherings, king gorge park, bowling and friends,friends,friends,friends...I think of how life is passing by and how little i have accomplished in the past 3 years since my arrival to this place. Dont get me wrong, i love it here so much, and there are things about it here that make it so special but...there are lots of buts....the way my family has choosen to live here isnt really suiting me,
I have been riased to be ruled by my faith and nothing else. Culture never directed how i acted, or what i look what i found here: 3 days of Eid, no other food is eaten other than beans sauce (fasolya/and bazelya)...there is this belief in my grandma's head of some sort..what the hell...really what the hell...sheno hada...thats totally non sense!!!I have a tough time accepting things in such lines and boy they are tooooooooo many...if my religion doesnt prohibt me from doing something why should i? now that part of me no one seems to accept, and the thing is i dont really care...cuz im not ready to live with non sense...thats really a bed3a!!!

By nature, im a very active person, and since i landed foot in this place i have done so little...Ok my future is bright here...I mean i have tons of luring offers. I got an offer from the main oil company here which includes paid langauge courses/work contract/and a scholarship abraod, also i have a chance of getting a scholarship abroad from my university, and a chance to be a student teacher (a mo3eda)...things are pouring on me and i dont know what im to do...i feel lost! I need to think through things and really figure out what i want to do...but still with all this i feel if i was still where i was i would have done alot more.

I have made a decision to start driving, well step number one is to take driving lessons, so far im still in the process of getting my papers so afriade i will pull back...the traffic is so choatic and im not sure if i can handle it, but really i must. So much depends on my driving. I have been wanting to take french courses to upgrade my french(which i forgat so much of probably) but havent been able to because of transporation issues...ah lots on my mind, and im just tyeping my thoughts regradless of order..just whatever comes to my mind!

Maybe i feel the way i feel because of the many decsions i have to take,
Maybe because im soon going to start my last year of law school and the question of what next: wont leave my head...maybe because im used to having everything planned ahead and this time its not easy to plan ahead....i have the question of: where should i do my masters? here or abraod? should i take the offer from the oil company? or should i just accept the scholarship from my univeristy? my parents want me to do the latter as they say i should take something that would keep me free...cuz if i take the oil company offer i may have to sign a contract and stay with them for a period of time...where as the uni scholarship means im free to do whatever i wish...ahhh lots of thinking...and i remain so lost among the many options i have...

For now i just want to party, or do anything fun...i need to take my mind of thinking so hard...i dont know why i always expect myself to be prefect at everything..i know no one is prefect but why doesnt this thought sink matter how much i accomplish i always say i could have done much even with my school results...i got top student, and after awhile all i was saying to my self was: my average could have been higher...why do i expect so much of myself?? my parents are not very demanding of us, but i grew up very demanding of myself....and i have no explanation for it either!

Done for now..hope tomorrow will be better for me!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Eid: Eid Mubarak :

Happy Eid everyone.
May Allah Accept all of your good deeds,fasting and prayers:) Ameen!

Friday, October 5, 2007

A not so "Fal7ah" turning into one for a DAY:P

I have always thought of myself as a typical libyan girl! I still do, but reality seems to be contradicting my thoughts!

Ok, you are losing the point. What im trying to say is that, almost every libyan girl i know knows how to cook by the 5th grade if not any ealier. For me, i'm garding this year and i can barely fry an egg! now here is where the word "ma3kola" comes into play! Yes it is possible!!

well well mom is not very demanding of me or us for the matter. If we feel like cooking so be it, if not then so what. I was never a kitchen person. I was never this or that. Basically, im no house wife ...

Then again, even libyan girls who dont know how to cook rarely admit it. Their moms would be bragging about how fal7ahat their daughters are when in reality it doesnt have to be true. They call it "sell'm method". Ok whatever!

I guess im so used to the use the kettle, boil the water, get ur lipton tea bag ready...yes tea is all set ppl. just pour the water, add suger to ur liking and as many tea bags as you wish..thats what i call a freedom to drink the tea the way you like it..if i cook it and serve it then you have no say..and im a very democratic person...if your hungry, feel free to make your own sandwich! you know your way by now....yeah...thats the way i'm...which really doesnt suite the community im living will i ever survive with a house of my own?! ouch!!

Back to what i was saying. So what got me in the kitchen today? with no one asking me to? i'll be honest. Yesterday, my brother who is in grade 8 decided to make a cake! yeah what has the world come into? im not too sure. I mean what has gotten into my brother's head? so he made a chocolate cake, using the ready mix under the suprevsion of my eldest sister. Now my guy cousins were too busy to nag at me about it yesterday "thank god" i decided to save "my face" and make a chocolate cheese cake, yes i made it right from scratch. Its all ready. I'm only waiting for the house gardner to get me Nutella, so i could place it on top of my cheese cake which is in the fridge cooling down! I actually got off bed around 12:30pm horray for me! Stop rolling your eyes. Thats an accomplishment. I mean i wake up later then that usually. Ok now you are getting me alright and thanks for celeberating the moment...this waking up system is only on Ramadan. But soon, i'll get back to my 6am rise hour!

So finally, i made something besides hot chocolate on Ramadan. My cousins are already starting to do "bo7oor" to ward of the evil eye! haha!!
Thats a glimpse of things at my end! Hope everyone is doing well. Please remember me in your prayers as it is the last week of this month! I will not forget you all in my prayers.
Last but not least: :) b-day bro (gr.8) as it was his b-day yesterday! May Allah guide him, and protect him bro......