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Friday, December 19, 2008

A morning stroll and my miraculous story

A squirrel wishing me good morning:


my endless road

my favourite tree at the park


I don't know what they call this in English, but in arabic it is called Za3ror Sanfary زعرور سنفري
Okey, I really don't know what they call this neither in English, nor in Arabic

Snooow !!!


a closer view for my tree


Here is my miraculous story:
I don't know exactly what happened? may be the touch of the snow, the freezing temperature, pelting my friends with snowballs and swinging on the swing at the park, the peaceful morning stroll in the wild nature, being abroad , or may be all these together worked to take my mind back to my ancient childhood ... and whenever those memories pass, it is inevitable for the picture of my favorite friend's face, to pop up on the screen ...

Yes, SEKAB the girl which I talked about her once before, here in this post. At that time I never imagined that after just few months I will write another whole post about her.

I always believed that nothing is impossible in this life, and what happened with me was just another evidence piled up to strengthen this belief.

More than twenty years passed from the last time we were together in Hungary, and since then we never got the chance to be in contact, by any means.
Few days back while I was purposelessly browsing the internet just to distract myself from the boring study, and with all those memories which was triggered by the snow, it suddenly dawned on me to google her name.I tried many possible English spellings for her name, and I ended up with few facebook profiles, and here is the rest of the story :


Enlightened Spirit

December 12 at 8:04pm

I don't know if I am knocking the right door or not, but it worth a try. I have a childhood friend since my days in Hungary her name is Sekab ***** *****. If I am in the right direction, and u r Sekab, I would like to catch up with u. Waiting eagerly for ur answer.I will tell u all my personal information , and will show u pictures if u r really Sekab which I am looking for.Salaam

Sekab:

December 15 at 4:30am

yes its me Sekab **** *****, can u at least give me a name? I had so many friends there so I need to know who r u?

Enlightened Spirit

December 15 at 7:37am

Oh my God , this facaebook is Great I am E**** E******, ur classmate from 2nd grade primary school to the 6th grade primary school, I think we were more than classmate.I wonder if u still remember me :) 22 years passed that is unbelievable, isn't it ?



Sekab
December 19 at 9:22am
ohhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy goddddddddddddddddddd E**** ,the last person i was expecting it to be is u since its been such a long time ,we used to sit on the same bench and ur mom was a teacher and all ur brothers and sisters names starts with the letter (A) in arabic right ???? u were always the first of the class and i used to be the second listen pls stay in touch ,i moved to a new house and i do not have internet connection yet so i might be late with my replys so do not worry ,tell me more about ur self and what r u up to these days?


Those were the messages which we exchanged through facebook in the last few days .
Told you ;)

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Monday, December 8, 2008

Eid Adha Mubarek

Although in this time of the year and in this particular place of the planet earth, the weather is supposed to be typical northwest cloudy rainy kind of weather, we were blessed that the bashful sun was generous enough to let us enjoy some of her beautiful shiny rays.
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This is the place where Eid Aladha prayer was held today's morning at Lynnwood, Washington.
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We arrived early and I thought this palce is too big for us, but for my surprise as the time went on the place was overcrowded, and turned to be too small for us, specially the place which was prepared for women, many of them hardly found a place to stand for the prayer.
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Thank you for all of you who remebered me in this day by any mean phone call, email, offline messages, facebook or blogger comments, or even if I just passed by in your thoughts .
For you in specific, and for anyone else pass here by chance, accept my warmest greetings
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Eid Mubark
may the guidence and blessings of Allah always be with you and your family...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

No comment, I need yours though!

I found this on my email tonight:
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كل عام وانتم بخير

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

The Libyan Association of the Northwest announces its عيد ألاضحى gathering اعاده الله علينا بالخير والصحة والسعادة ... please plan on attending our festivities on Saturday, December 13th, 2008.

Location:

******** ******* ******
***** ******* **

*******, *******

Time: 5:30 to 10:00 P.M.

Brother ******* is sponsoring food & beverage in celebration of his marriage to sister ******* , may Allah bless their union... members of the community may bring حلويات عيد (Eid Sweets) to share with everyone.

Entertainment activity is planned for the children

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all of our Libyan brothers/sisters and their spouses in the Northwest to come & celebrate with us. If you know of someone who has no access to e-mail, please consider this note an invite to them as well.

LANW would like to recognize brother ******** ******* for his efforts through the years in support of community activities. We wish him and family all the best as they take up residence on the east coast – God speed.

Our hope is to have a year full of activities for our community, the more members we have ... the more successful our planned activities will be. Please note that such success can only be attained through our combined efforts … it starts with paying membership dues on Saturday Dec. 13th, 2008. Membership fee is a modest amount that has remained the same for a good number of years while facilities rental fees have steadily increased as well as food cost.
For members who have yet to pay, please bring your checkbook along … this is a worthy cause.

The Steering Committee intends to share budget information with all members on a regular basis … that will include; money collected, expenditures, and account balance.

Kindly respond to this note if you are planning to join us so that we may plan better.

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I wanna know if I am over sensitive, or Is there something weird in this email which supposed to be an invitation.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

English Language

Ooh! This English language ...

Although I am supposed to be in a pretty good level by now, I still have an embarrassing trouble with articles. I HATE ARTICLES. I use all the tricks to beat this weakness, but it just didn't work. Sometimes it is totally illogic.

My teacher told me, it is all about countable and non-countable nouns, if u master them, the problem of articles will just vanish. Okay man, but how on earth can I master the count and non-count nouns when Food and People are countable, and Evidence and Advice are uncountable :(

Peoples, Foods ... but not Evidences, and Advises!!! Can we count fishes???!!

This whole thing doesn't make any sense to me ...

Any English teacher out there ... HELP!!!

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Okay enough crazy English, let's move to another happy subject, I'd like to congratulate one of my friends who got engaged lately, and as most of the girls do, she got a little frightened from the whole idea of marriage after her engagement, she is that kind of girl who is full of ambition, and totally dependent on herself, and achieved a lot in her professional life, she is not afraid of losing this, this is not the issue, she is just doubting if she have made the right choice, which is in my opinion is a totally normal feeling. There is no way to know if he is the right choice. Even if the couples had known each other since childhood, there will always be a risk, and the challenge is to take that risk. So be strong my friend and go on. I will take this opportunity and dedicate this song for you my friend, and I invite everybody else let's share this rhythm and enjoy.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Clean wash!


Miss you all

I post this story today for two reasons (I am trying to apply what they teach us in the pre Toefl class, which is giving reasons for anything ... Oops! so this is the third reason for my post today in addition to the following two), okey the first reason is that I miss hanging the laundry outside to dry on a line ... do u think they are going to sue me if I do it here? Our condominium is on the main street, imagine how I'll be considered a destroyer to the beauty of the neighborhood? Anyway the weather is rainy all the time here, so I am just dreaming.

The second reason is that I want to share the wisdom of this story to reach out for many people, specially my new acquaintances (including the new "me"!), who actually don't read my blog, but never mind , this is just the first step for me to do something, to take the initiaves and write it down, then will teach it for myself and for the others, practically of course, because there is no roles for the words in my life, apart from being written here in this blog.

dear readers enjoy the story:

Clean Wash

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside."That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this."The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

~Author Unknown~

Sunday, October 12, 2008

'Life is a journey..not a destination...'

I received these pictures by email. I understand that the idea of this kind of emails might be hackneying for some of you, but for me they always act as a source of enlightenment.
also I am right now, and in this particular period of my life, I feel exactly the same like the cute snail in these picturs so I thought it worths sharing .
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When someone tells you that you can't do something ...
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Look around ...


Consider all options ...


Then go for it !




Use all the things Allah gave you !







Be creative !






In the end, you will succeed and prove them wrong !





Isn't she cute ???!
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Always remember
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'Nothing is impossible, if your heart is willing'
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eid Mubarek

Eid Mubarek
Happy Eid for all of you
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Many things was different in this Ramadan, as it was my first Ramadan on this land.
somethings were harder for me to practice in foreign land which was expected, but others were easier for me to practice here which surprised me !!
One of the things which was very easy to do here compared with what I have in my country is:
Making Baklawa
Yea, it is very easy here ... For me the most difficult part of it is making the thin sheets out of a dough, but I found here that this thin sheets are available ready as a Phyllo dough ( sometimes called Fillo dough ) , and they are of very good quality, I mean the sheets are very thin and are excellent for making baklawa, just open the package and unroll the sheets, then do the rest of the steps, it will take you only 15 mins or less to make a wounderful, unresistable, sweet, crispy Baklawa.
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Enjoy Eid and don't eat a lot of Baklawa, it is not good for your health :)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ramadan Karem



dear brothers, family, friemds, bloggers, readers , and all the muslim in the world, RAMADAN MUBAREK
for the first time in my life, me with my parent in one side, and my brothers with the rest of the family on the other side, fast on different schedules.
Ramadan started in Libya, but not here in my area in the united states, I know it always happen all around the islamic world, but it has different impact when it touch you closely on your close family level, it feel strange and weird, when I took my breakfast on the morning today, I felt as if I am commiting a sin !!!
the picture show the islamic center in our area.
finding this center has a short story, when we landed here I tried to look for some Masjed in the neighborhood, of course by using the help of my best friend here the internet, more specificlly, google map, and it gave me some adresses and the right buses to take me there, I registered some notes and started looking with my father for some of these adresses, and unfortunately, the google map let me down this time, when I tried the first nearest two addrsses, the Masjed wasn't there, one of them was actually a church ( although I write a mosque or islamic center in my research ), and the other was very small, unidentified unclean masjed, that was a little depressing.
As I told you before I used the google map from the first few days, to look for everything, and succeded to reach all the places, coz there is good public transportation in this city, with buses you can reach where ever you want.
Till today I didn't use Taxi at all, and didn't get lost, not yet, sure it will happen , but not yet.
back to my point, with google map, and the use of bus when it is needed, I reached the grocery store, the bank, the university, and nearly every where from the first try, but to the Masjed, I failed in my first try, but then I contacted a cyber friend (KA ) here in the state, and he was kind enough to direct me to this islamic center which appear in the picture (which was taken by my mobile cam), and so my second try was successful, and we found ourselves in one of the biggest islamic center in the area , I felt so proud to see this clear islamic symbol on this land, thank you KA.
that was in my first 10 days, then when I started school, I met some Libyan student, and discovered another islamic center, which will be more near to our new place, which we will move to by the middle of September.
That was my story, for ramadan first, till next time, take care, and
Ramadan Karem

Sunday, August 24, 2008

scratches about my trip.


ahhhhh ... finally I am updating, I always wanted to update, but I don't know, I think there is no baraka in time here at all !!!

many funny things happen to anyone who travel to a new place for the first time, I will share some of mine here in this post and in the upcoming posts, but hay people don't make fun of me, I am sure everyone have his share.

Our trip was fine, I was afraid that troubles will arise coz I used the KLM airline, but luckily everything went smooth, and even I can say perfect, we had transit at Amsterdam, and we spent one night in the airport, at a Hotel, which was actualy a luxury stay.

the airport is huge and very well organized, and unexpectedly I didn't got lost in it, I used to get lost in huge places,there were signs every where to direct you.
when I get off the first plane to Schiphol airport, I noticed that most the passengers was heading to fine touch screens, and doing something on the screen, and then leave it, I wondered what they are doing, but I didn't give that much attention, my target was to find the Hotel, coz the reservation we made will be cancelled within an hour, and after I found it, we put our luggage, and went out to discover the place, and I approached that screen, I start to follow the instructions and end up chosing a seat in the next plane, and of course the best seats was already taken, it is good that I could find three seats next to each other, so we will not be scattered in the next long flight, WHY NO BODY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS, THEN I AM A GOOD READED, WHY THAT WASN'T MENTIONED ON THE KLM WEBSITE ??? but Allah was there for me, & inspired me to check the screen out of curiosity, in the right time.

I couldn't imagine that, we would have been in scattered seats if I had not approached that fine touch computer screen in the right time.

the long flight went smooth, I enjoyed the collection of the movies, the music and the games on the private screen , I didn't finish the story I borrowed from my deary missclass, didn't have enough time to finish it actually.


I had some good naps, the food choices was okey, the service in general was nice, and we landed safely.

we finished with the officer at the port of entry, which took some time, but not too long, the officer was funny, he was kind of in hurry coz we landed at lunch time, but he treated us well.

after we finish we collect our luggage ( which was in perfect condition, and nothing lost, although they weren't locked, as the rule prevent us from locking it as we are travelling to the united state ) and we entered the state , I thought it will so bad coz no one is actually waiting for us there, I do have some friends there but they are not close one , then I didn't want to bother anyone, and tried my best from Libya home to make it easier, therfore I had reserved a place at a hotel, and reserved even the car which will take us to the hotel, it is a kind of Taxi but not the regular Taxi, it is a shared ride van from the Shuttle express, I recommend it for any one want a ride, to or from the airport in the united state ( don't know if it is available in all the states ) ,and things went as I arranged, we find the van waiting for us, and it took us to our hotel, and things wasn't bad at all, the other thing which I though will happen , but it didn't is the cultural shock, there was no cultural shock, or there might be one, but in a reverse way, will try to talk about that in my upcoming posts.

just one more thing before I leave, I would like to mention that all those arrangment were accomplished with the help of one new friend of mine, who I want to introduce for all of you.

THE INTERNET

"he" is my closest friend these days, without him I would have definitely get lost.




Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hiiiiiii from the Pacific Ocean !!!

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My head still connected to my trunk!!!
and I can freely move my limbs...
still able to hear the birds...
easily watch my parents...
softly touch the roses...
and smell the breezes...
I am here to announce:
I arrived here safely
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my soul still imprisoned in my body!!!
elhamdoAllah
p.s.: the pictur is fresh, I just captured it few minutes back.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Thank you my friends

My departure was supposed to be yesterday !!! but for reasons out of my hands plans were postponed for another few days, Omy (my mom) says kol taa7'era , feha 7'era.
well, well, well, yes I was disappointed, but part of me was secretly happy coz I will have some more few days at home.
okey what bring me to blog in these busy days is to share with u the fun of one memorial day arranged by my dearest friends.
We went out for lunch, in fact I am a homy kind of person, and don't usually go out with the Girls, but this time with all the passion of leaving, I decided to accept the invitation, and really didn't regret it for even a second later.
the plan was that one of my dearest friends (miss class), will come to pick me up from my home, and we will pass by the hospital to wait for the others after they finish work, then we will go all together in two cars, to pick up another friend from her home.
the waiting at the hospital parking took longer than we expected, it was already 3:00 pm, and the girls didn't show up, so Miss class held her phone and started dialing their numbers to hurry them up, and here it was my funny shock...
her phone was supported with a pin to press the buttons!!!
when did she own that high tech mobile phone!!!?
I shouted at her why didn't u tell me u will buy this phone, u know I am the techy girl and you should had my opnion !!!
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take a closer look
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. . and I though I am the one who cann't give up things.
she own a good car, and Versace sun glass, and this poor mobile ( she hold them together for her pride coz I told her I will blog about her mobile), I couldn't believe that her phone was actually still working, till I heard her talking to the girls through it.
after that we went all together to pick up our last friend and we head to the nearest photoshoper to take a picture together
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then to the main destination, as all of us were starving, the Chinese resturant
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we thought we will go out of the resturant hungry, coz we weren't familiar with it's service and first time we try it, and for me actually the first time I try chinese food.
the hardest jop was to chose from the menu, we make the waitress suffer, but it was really her problem coz she didn't understand neither English nor Arabic, how can we help that.
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.Each time we ask her about something in the menu, she open her mouth and stretch her hands for a moment as if she is going to explain it, then she hurry to the kitchen, and quickly comeback with a big smile on her face, and small dish in her hands, with the raw ingredient on it !!! ... the poor waitress ... but we didn't want to waste our money, we had to ask before ordering things , it was really a total fun..
but the good thing that the food was great











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and delicious


















a hopeless try with the sticks.
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.and of course we didn't forget the sweets in another place near the chinese resturant


we couldn't believe that we still had a place for it, we rock all the diet rules
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it was great fun, but every good thing has an end,
and the end was with a surprise gifts




Thank u my friends, that was really a perfect memorail day,and the two of you who couldn't make it, you were missed...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Can I make it ???

The counting down started.

I supposed to start packing my luggage,

but I am afraid that I might cancel everything.

My room flooded with tears of fear and worry.

plz any body pass by these words , ur prayers are urgently reqired.

Can I really do this hard step ???

What am I doing ???

Did I lost my mind ???

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the following was an sms from a friend, the sms helped me much in my hard times, I want to copy it here for myself, just in case if I went too down one day, it might help me up again :

كل منا قد استخار

والله سألنا أن يختار

وهو يعلم مكان الخير لكل واحدة منا !

فلنمضي فيما سهله الله لنا

وعليه فلنتوكل

ولنعلم أن طلب العلم كالجهاد وهو يشق على الأنفس

غير أن موعده الجنة

ولاتنال الجنة بالتمنى!

وقد اخترنا من بين الملايين لهذه المهمة

فلن نخاف ومعنا الله!

فهو حسبنا ومسهل أمورنا !

فعسى أن يجمعنا برحمته عنده في الجنة !!

Ameeen ya Fatema, thank u so much for these words

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We were four girls going to the state for postgraduate study from our paediatric department, we all got the Visa and we were going to two different states, two in each, but we end up by only me going there, because of long stories, hope I will have the time one day to write about it.

now am I going to finish the road ???

Allah, the only one who know.

du3a people don't forget to make du3a for me.

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benghazi citizen, Akrm, Asma, Leebeya, Abdallah, and any one else asked for an update here it is.

sorry ibeebarbie and any other reader who can't read arabic,.

Libyano be happy, my brothers will irta7 meni soon

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Giving up !!!

Why we humans find it so hard to gave up on things?
and that sometimes didn't apply only on "things " but extend to our relations with people.
N.B.: don't wonder about the relation of Sony Erricson mobile phone picture with the following bla bla bla, just continue reading and find out !!!
since my childhood as I guess most of you had have experienced friends separation, due to many causes, the most common cause for me was moving from one place to another.
and that kind of separation affected me deeply, I still remeber my chilhood best friend her name was SEKAB she was from Alsham, her parent were mixed arab one from Palestine and the other from Lebanon, or Jordan, I don't know exactly coz u know in childhood these origins doesn't matter at all, and still doesn't matter to me in my adulthood.
we spent our 1st six years of primary school together, it was only six years and my heart still sqeezing when I remeber the day when we had to leave our place to come back to Libya home for the last time, the separation was so painful, all the excitment of coming home couldn't sooth it, never met with her again ever since.
That even though was a normal life experience, but unfortunately it affected my all friendship later on, in fact I get along with people very easily, but have friends very scarcely, not because there is not much enough good people around, there are many, but I have that ever lasting fear of separation which keep pooping up his face in front of me.
but I realized later that having few friends is more worse coz ur loyality will be bigger and the relation will be deeper and having one of those few friends lost is a catastrophy, and it happened to me again about 4 years back, a cherished friend moved away!!!
but we survive at the end, that is the life.
what brought all this up is that I am still having, from time to time, that feeling of buzzeled scared soul, while I am waiting for the never ending process of my paper work to finish.
and reach the catastrophic moment of separation, and this time not from friends only but from brothers, relatives, friends, colleagues, a life !!!
Am I exaggerating ? it might be an exaggeration , but writing that makes me better.
back to my mobile, which was the main trigger for all this post, it was a good friend for more than five years , and never let me down, even now when I finally gave up and agree to change it, the problem was not because it bothered me, but because it started to bother my phone callers (is it right to say phone caller in English ?) in the last month, who had suffered an agony while trying to recognize my voice through a weired jamming sound, although I was hearing them clearly, what a loyal phone !!!
my Mom with my dear brother who were trying to help me geting over the love and loyality to my mobile phone, were really so brilliant to bring a phone which is very similar in it's shape and colors to my previous one and of course a Sony Erricson, and present it to me as a birth day gift yesterday, yes it was my day :)
which is might ( might in english reflect just a small possibility) be and only might be the real source of all this doom.
and yes my friends I feel much better now :) writing is always work for me.
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this is my new toy:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Aseeda for you !


I would like to thank you all, for your lovely words of congratulation for my first baby niece ( no name yet ! ) , and because I am too generous that I think words are not enough to show my thankfulness, so I decided to serve you the picture of this traditional sweet delicious dish which we use to serve in these occasions for our congratulators.

it is the usual Asseda, sure all of you know, but just garnished in a slightly different way.

I would prefer it with butter and honey, instead of olive oil and rub (rub is a syrup extracted from dates).
I will be grateful if every one of you let me know how he/she would prefer it, so I can serve you well.
and if there are other ways to serve it apart from the two I mentioned, I would like to know it.
thanx in advance

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Officially an aunt :)


اسبح واسبح واسبح
في محيط دافئ
هادئ
ملأه الحب
لا أعرف منذ متى ولم يكن يهمني أن أعرف
إلى أن جاء يوم استيقظت فوجدت كل ماحولى يتقلص
يا إلهي ماذا يحدث؟
شئ ما يدفعني الى حيث لاأدري
لم يكن لي خيار إلاٌ أن اتشبث وبقوة
آااه لكن التقلصات تزداد
دقات قلبي تتسارع
اشعر بالاختناق
ولكني سأستمر
سأقاوم
حتى آخر نبض لي
لن أسمح لهم بطردي من ملاذي
فجأة
توقف كل شئ
لم أصدق
لقد فعلتها
نعم
لقد أثمرت مقاومتى
عاد كل شئ كما كان
الهدوء
السكون
ورقصت رقصة الفرح
لكن لحظات فرحي لم تدم طويلا
فما أن التقطت أنفاسي
حتى باغتني نصل حاد واخترق جدار ملاذي الجميل ومزقه
تسرب محيطي المائي من الثقب
انتشر ضؤ أزرق ساطع
اجتاحتني موجة صقيع
ففررت الى ركن قصي
ولكن لم يجدي فراري نفعاً
فلم يعد المحيط مناسبا لي
دقات قلبي تتباطأ
هل هي حقا النهاية؟
أم هي البداية؟؟؟
فجأة انتشلتني يد قوية
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صقيع
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ضوء
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ضجيج
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صرخت بما تبقى لي من قوة
معترضة
واء... واء... واء...
وعاد قلبي ينبض من جديد
May 10th at 11:30 am
was the date of birth of my first niece
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who made me an aunt for the first time, wow, what a great feeling, she was delivered by cesarean section 10 days after her expected date of delivery, and after failed medical induction of normal childbirth.
this cute baby girl was really refusing to come out to our world
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what a stubborn girl !!!
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from where do you think she inherited her stubborn nature?
Is it from her aunt :)
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elhamdoallah ... my sister-in-law and my niece come out safely from this 9 months and 10 days journey.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Airplane, Depart, Plan !

I will depart tomorow from Libya ( home ) for few days, full of hope and expectations, both good and bad.
I believe whatever happen is the best, even if I couldn't see it as the best for the time being ( I keep repeating this to myself ).
I made du3aa, and I believe that Allah will make the best for me, and will make me able to accept whatever happens.
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NEED YOUR DU3AA TOO :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My morning visitor !!!

Today's morning, as the sun was shining and it was too hot, so I decided to invest the best of solar energy available, by using our solar powered laundry dryer.

for all who are not familiar with this kind of dryer, I would like to intoduce it for you.
This dryer is the cheapest and the safest for the environment of all kind of laundry dryer machines available on the market, I can bet on this, and the instructions for using it, is so uncomplicated.
It simply consist of a rope or thread called the clothline, dangled highly between two objects in the outside yard, and then the wet clothes is hanged on this line and fixed with pins, cloth pins.
It is as simple as that, and I guarantee you nothing can smell like clothes dried with the direct heat from the sun, and the drying power of warm breezes!!!
Anyway what I am trying to tell here is, when I get out to invest the solar energy and hang our laundry I met my morning visitor, he was hanging there on the clothline waiting for my camera!!!


look at him


lovely chameleon

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here when he started his acrobat show





















when he finished he was just leaving, but I did't get enough, so I asked him to stay


but he get angry and shouted at me


I was afraid so I just said :( okey thank you for the show, see u next time,bye bye big guy

don't blame me for this pcts if u hate Bukeshash( chameleon) , coz I am fascinated about dinosaurs and that is the best similar creature to them at my era, and in my area :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

My dear sisters be like Bohessa !!!

As you all read in my last post about my agony to get a specific paper from one of our administrative sector, and the good news is that: I got it ... at last.

And as part of my continuous paradox show which I used to watch in the path of my life, here it comes the nice part of the show, which shaded away all the last agony.

I needed that specific paper for study application in a center located in the north west part of the globe, yes I am heading to the state, and what I want to say is that it takes me only two phone calls and one email to get my application done, and the papers have been packaged and sent back to me through the DHL service, and I am tracking it right now through the net, how exciting !!!.

It is terrific how the system there makes human life easier, yes the grass is always more green on the other side, I felt that today, but I wasn't glad because I want it to be green here, in my hometown, under my feet.

Now let me move on to the main reason to blog today ,which is to share with you my crush on this man, it is not a new crush , but it seems that the extra time which I have from some few days off from my work gave me the opportunity to follow some of my hobbies which is net surfing , and one of my friends on facebook has added him so she brought him back to my attention.

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf how great is this man, just watch the video and you will understand the title of my post, if any one interested in the whole talk , you can find it in youtube , or in facebook here enjoy :)



I should go to California as he is living there :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It is just a diary!


Warning: for those who don't like to read personal issue, don't waste your time on this, it is very personal, and in some how silly.
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Long time ago I discovered that our administrative system is suck, but today I discovered that it suck suck suck suck and suck.
really depressive ...
how slowly things are running is ok with me, I get used to it, but my documents to be lost twice that is unbearable, to wait for one paper ,(which actually can be done within few minutes), for a whole month then the employer telling me in complete dullness: sorry your documents are lost you have to bring another copies.
I think I should have a Nobel Prize of peace, for being patient with the employer, and receiving his sorry statement with Crest extra whitening smile, I really don't know how I kept myself calm, may be coz I have no other choice.
Ok that is one of my down, and don't want to talk much about it, just want to mention that the paper is very important to me, and I really had the desire to punch that man in his face if I could.
I think this is one of the reasons which kill Libyan youth from inside, coz while I was calm and smiling, felt something inside me tearing; do you think our administrative system will ever improve??? I believe it will, but till then if any one has any advice how to overcome this inefficiency apart from using crest smile and patience technique, don't hesitate to give it.


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Trying to overcome this depressive event in my day, I took a ride through Tripoli roads at sunset time, my brother and his wife accompanied me, and he was the driver, when I do this kind of trips I try to look after the routine views in our daily life and lighten it, to lift up my spirit.
I wanted to share with you some of these views which really lifted me up:

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.The first one was for a white Toyota car, which was driving around and on both sides of it was written in a green bold letters الا أنت يارسول الله ( Except you the prophet of Allah ), the car's view touched me deeply, it is a way of smart silent remonstration.
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.The second one was for a disabled girl in her wheelchair with her mom pushing the chair in Alsaha alkhadra (Green Square), the excitement look over the girl's face was amazing, how an ordinary stroll can brighten up this girl's life.
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.The third view was in front of one of the toy's shop, and there were an over crowed of cars, and while we was trying to pass the traffic jam, a young girl, I hardly give her 7 or 8 years old, asked my brother to stop the car using her hand, and he stop it, we thought she was trying to cross the road, and for our surprise she was signing for another little girl in the opposite side of the road encouraging her to cross the road as we stopped, we really fall in laugh and excitement from her move, this young girl was really brave to stop a car for her girlfriend to pass, a friendship in it's delightful sight.

thank you for being patient and finished reading this long post , and now I have another battle to fight tomorrow at work, I have to have a rest, good night, and don't forget to leave a comment :)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Refreshing Breath Of Spring !

Today I decided to take a day off from my life !!!

I left all my work , and all my study.

I left all my routine.

I left all the negative passing to me through aljazeera news.

I left it all behind my back ,

and headed to mother earth, to recharge my energy and restore my soul.

I embraced the colors of wild spring.
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I would be pleased if you share the views with me.
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Just click here for the pictures with my comments, and here for the slide show.
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Update inspired by Gheriani's comment :)
Can u guess in which city in Libya these pictures was captured ?