Archive for February, 2009

Treasures of Arabia

Posted: February 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
‘Treasures of Arabia’ , hosted by the Arab SocietyUniversity of Birmingham, was truly a show not to be missed. The cause behind the event was to raise some funds to help our brothers and sisters in Palestine, after the crisis Gaza went through lately. Raising a sum of almost 1000 pounds was a definite success, fullfilling their main goal. Not only that, they managed to present an awesome show which the audience definitely enjoyed.

By 7 p.m. the show was on in the Guild of Students, where
Marwa- The society’s president, gave an introductory sentence on the event and the cause behind it, followed by the founder of the Islamic Relief organization giving a short talk on their work and how and why they started.

Next was the Palestanian band, Silcrode. I just adored their performance! Their music are genuine, classic and inspired fro flamingos, blues, and a lot more. They’ve been doing it for so long, as they said, and that was quite obvious as they played two of their songs, ‘Terror’ and ‘we’ll never go down’ professionally.
The mixture of both ‘tabla’ and acoustic guitar was fantastic, as well as their lyrics, inspired from real life issues.
By the time they were done, it was now time for ‘tabla solo’, where three people of which two were called ‘Abdallah’ amazingly rapped on the tabla effects. Fantastic! Needless to mention, they played a tiny bit of the music of the West African culture.
Later, was the time for some professional, absolutely professional, violen playing by another amazing band from London. It was magnificent how they brought back the feel and atmosphere of the old, really old, times as they played the music of old Egyptian singers from the 60s or 70s. The crowd was clapping as they listened to their enjoyable melodies and were mumbling the words of the song itself, to the extend each time the band was done playing, someone would go up there and ask them to play over and over again!
Although I’m not that fond of 70s music, they played as awesome as awesome could be!
Now comes the fun part, and I mean ‘FUN’ ! An Egyptian man went on stage and sang, together with this extraordinarily professional violen performance, adding an exciting Arabian music touch to the evening. People were soaring with happiness, singing along, and putting their hands together for this one special musical performance!
Next was a break. Yes, food time! It was nothing but delicious. Each table already had juice bottles for those who wanted some drink, and now they served the comers main courses which included meat scallop with rice, traditional salad- ” Fatush”, and other appetizers. That was truly irresistible!

Once we were done eating, we were entralled by an artistic ‘Dabke’ dance. They performed really well and obviously they had trained so hard to get its moves done the right way at the same time. Apart from some tiny confusions with some of its steps, which was really minor, they gave an outstanding dance! Well done!!

After that was the awesome Cultural Fashion Show. It was more that awesome I have to say. The costumes were fabulous, their acts were brilliant and this show was one of a kind! The music were perfectly chosen to match each culture and tradition and they did have a unique sense of humour which the audience absolutely loved!
Indeed, the Arab Society members worked so hard to put this together and their effort did pay off! Society members, I salute you! This was nothing but a hit. We’re waiting for more, more fun, more enthusiasm, and more talents!

Even the little ones were involved.


Hitting the Brummy Lands

Posted: February 16, 2009 in Uncategorized
12 20 am. I’m in the airport lounge, waiting for our flight. It’s not that crowded, only a few travellers here and there. Lucky me, I’ve got my stupid Hp laptop, half charged, and might shut down at any time 😀 I don’t really like the fact I’m travelling while having a bad knee, and relying on a cane for support , but who cares!
Now comes the fun part- shifting from a temperarure of nearly 35 degrees or even more to temperatures of 10 degrees or less! Lovelly !! I hope it snows, I’ve never actually seen or felt snow in reality, so let’s just hope it does.
Another 30 minutes to go for us to go on board. I just love travelling, airports, planes, and this whole exciting atmosphere. I can’t wait to see my brother, miss him like hell! Can’t wait to experience the negative range of temperature again. I just love it when it gets freezing cold! I know I’m going to miss quite few things at school, especially that 4-chapter chemistry quiz tomorrow, but I have no choice. I hope school work doesn’t just pile over!
And now, my laptop is running out of power. I’d better go and get ready, they’re going to call for our flight soon…
See ya!

Valentine Eve ♥

Posted: February 13, 2009 in Uncategorized
I’m in such a perfect mood- musical, ecstatic, hyper, and much more! As I listen to my fav music, I look back at these old days, I remember those I’ve truly loved, and those who truly loved me. I recall how awesome these days were, wheather it was love from one side, whatever, call it whatever you want- stupidity, immaturity, carelessness, anything! These odd memories make mee feel happy and that’s what matters!

I don’t mind spending this valentine on my own, for I know love is all around me. I’m in love with life and it’s memories, it’s days and times…Happy or sad I don’t care! I like it the way it is.
I’m feeling weirdly enthralled! Apparently, for no reason. Yes I’m going to enjoy the sweet company of my own, my memories, my secrets… Apart from my knee problem, nothing is going to stop me from having the best time of my life – hopefully !
I still keep looking back at these old days as I write this…Even if things didn’t turn out the way we wanted, even if those we loved weren’t by our side, we still managed to live life, to enjoy every minute of it. Remember the laughter? The good times we had with those who were there for us, friends, family and lovers?? Deep inside we love somebdy, someone who’s identy is so far an “unknown”, but we know there’s someone for everybody out there whom we’ll get to stumble upon in the right time!

I scroll down my contact list, you’re not there but i know you’re somewhere! I’m waiting, so are you…None of us knows what is going to happen next, and that’s the best part- sweet suspense. Till then let’s keep holding on to these melodies, these sweet days, these amazing good times that keep rolling… Let’s hold on to our lives, never letgo of the good times!

These Tiny Little Things

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Uncategorized
Nobody’s life is perfect. Yet, it’s these tiny little things in our lives that add a tiny bit of excitement, love, happiness, or even agony and dissatisfaction. Yes, one sweet word could last a lifetime, one true love could change our lives to heaven, a loving bedtime kiss is fully capable of eliminating any possible nightmares…It’s powerful! A sincere thought, a warm hug, a glimpse, a present or anything that is so little is in fact what makes our lives diffirent.

In the same time, it’s these same tiny little things that remain the obstacle between us and the ones we love and care about. No matter how minute they were, they still do, at times, become the only barrior seperating people apart and making our dreams, hopes and ambitions seem virtually impossible. We wait… wait for one, only one of these tiny little things to happen, for our dreams to come true, for this fairy tale to end, and become our fortunate reality. In the other cases, we do wait too, but we wait for this tiny little thing to fade away, to end, dissapear and vanish! Once it’s over we’re reunited, we’re back together… but does it ever end??

Apparently, reality is our biggest lie. It is, when people keep hiding their true feelings inside, when they never say what is real. Yes, when people don’t act for who they really are and be themselves, then it is a lie. When there’s always some suspicion keeping people apart, some fear blocking our eyes from seeing what reality actually is, then it is a lie. When people can no longer understand how these tiny little things in our lives are meaningful, valuable, or how much hurt or pain their absence or even their presence might cause, when the fundementals of reality are lost, it remains no more than a fake lie…

No need worry :S

Posted: February 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

The MRI analysis is out and guess what did the doctor say?

  1. I have an inflammation in the bone (Oh yeah)
  2. A fracture in the cartilage (Is it possible?)
  3. A slackened tendon

i.e. I need total rest for full recovery, which he stated as a 45 time period. Well, to be specific, a month and 10 days already passed, that means I’m technically left with 5 more days…Hopefully! For the time being I should stop any medications and leave it to heal.
Speaking about medication, here’s what I’ve took:

  • 2 packs of Rapidus pills
  • 1 Bruffen pack
  • Another pack of a weird pain-killer
  • A 10-day antibiotic course (I have no idea why he prescribed that)

now let’s move on to gels:

  • 1 whole tube of Voltaren Emulgel
  • 2 tubes of ‘Raperdam’

Oh My God! I literally took all of that?? Please God have mercy! Apart from all that, this week was nothing but awesome xD!

First MRI Experience.

Posted: February 8, 2009 in Uncategorized
After a coupe of days delay, at last I got to it. I wasn’t scared, but a bit tense. We got dressed and rode all the way to the hospital. The streets were desserted, literally! It wasn’t that late, 12 am. (Atleast not to me). It’s exams probably, everyone is sticking up to his/her desk for serious study lockdown. 15 minutes later we reached the hospital, x-ray departement. It was even quiter. As we entered the room where I was going to do the MRI thingie, I got a bit tense.

Trust me it’s not the best experience one would go though! You lie down on this movable bed that goes into this freaky tomb-like cylinder. Why do they make it that narrow?? Thank God it was only my legs that were inside. I took a deep breath and keeped uttering words to myself to regain my strength. I started looking around me, inspecting this weird machine as I lay helpless, actually. It was interesting to technically see the stuff we take in Physics- the use of magnetism, radiations etc.

Few minutes later, that machine started, it’s noise was deafening! I had these headphones on but still, it was annoying bigtime! I closed my eyes, took a deeper breath as it was running. I Teared, but I knew I was strong enough to do it, an I did ! Phew!
As I was lying for 30 minutes (yes a whole 30 minutes of motionless status) I started reading the stuff wrotten on it. It was sarcasting! It said ” Symphony, Maestro Class”! Symphony?? Do they call this unbelievably annoying sound a symphony?? Oh, and Maestro class! I’d rather call that a Metro class.
I managed stay still, as the nurse said, I knew it was going to be over soon. I had no choice but to wait untill it’s done.

Eventually, this whole nightmare was over! It might not be that freaky thou, it’s probably that it’s my first time to try such thing, and hopefully my last! Phew, it’s over. All I have to do now is wait for the results…

Let go of my soul !

Posted: February 6, 2009 in Uncategorized
It’s one, only one person behid a whole lot of people’s agony, sadness, depression and anger. If only he disappears from my life and everybody’s he would’ve done the world a big favour!
I’m not writing this out of nothing, it’s BIG and BAD! It’s more like the nations’ negative attitudes sum up in his character. I’m loaded with too much to say, It’s no longer tolerable, but is there any way out of his trap? His presence makes me, and everyone around, feel so helpless, so tiny and insignificant! To me, it’s both, a physical and emotional restrain. I’m not over reacting, it’s as horrible as it sounds, even worse!

The problem here is that it’s going nowhere! Nothing has changed him, actually he’s changing from bad to worse and worst! If I go into details you’d call me exaggerating, and that’s why I’ve always kept it inside, hid it, although it showed how much I hated every action of his, how much I wanted him out of our lives, but dreaming is of no use right now. I need some answers, some solutions, and apparently there are none. We’ve all bared it for long, too long, and obviously, we’ll have to hang on for some more time. Yes, it’s freedom every one seeks but what ‘Freedom” illustrates to each and every one of us differs. There’s got to be an end to this, and hopefully, I’m waiting for one, searching for it with all my power and strength…

While I’m writing this, I can hear the thunder striking outside. Its sound scares the hell out of me. It’s getting louder and louder. Gradually, bullet-drops of rain shower, I can hear it dripping…pouring and showering. Is it a storm? I have no idea, but whatever it is, that wasn’t expected. I wanted him to be here right now for me, for us…but he’s not, as usual…
The rain is getting heavier and heavier, and I’m freaked out! I usually adore rain, but I’ve no idea why I’m scared at the moment… As I listen to the thunder, witness the bright lightening and hear the rain pouring down on our homes, I take a deep breath…and wait, for you, and much more…

” I no longer need to explain myself, father. You cannot ground me, for I’m neither living nor dead. How can you ground that which is ungroundable…”

Another quote by the awesome ASF.