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September 28, 2009

Marrying My Father


The title is a little weird i know.

When I was a little girl i was in love with my father.
I wanted to marry him.
He was the only person on planet earth that could do no wrong.
His word was the word of deity.
everything and anything that came out of his mouth was the absolute truth.

If we were walking outside and he told me the sky is purple not blue i would have believed him.

If I could worship anyone other than god id build a temple around my father and worship at his feet.

He was perfect.

My super hero. There is nothing in the world that he could not do.

He knew all the answers to every question , and he can do the most complicated mathematical equations in his head.

I used to wonder why my father wasn't king of the world, cause he could fix everything and make the world a better place.

He was definitely king of my world.

I was 100 percent daddy's girl.

And then i grew up..


I discovered my dad was only human, and he makes mistakes like everybody else.
he could not fix everything and anything..

Of course his mistakes no matter how minor, were amplified 10000 times over.

But even with this painful discovery, I still learned a valuable lesson from my father.

If my father is human, then every body else definitely is,
if my father can make mistakes, then everybody in the world makes mistakes too.
Cause their mere mortals and my father is the king.

and if i can forgive the rest of the world for their mistakes
then i can certainly forgive my father.




Daddy.

No man on this planet can ever measure up.
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 38 comments

September 26, 2009

Diseny Land Around The World


It has always been a dream of mine to go to every Disney theme park in the world.

I've already been to Euro Disney Paris, California, and Florida.

It would be a dream come true if i go to the ones in Hong Kong and Tokyo!

It would be extremely easy to plan a trip there, but the thing is if i land in Tokyo and Hong Kong i would want to see a lot more than just Disney.

A trip is in the making, I just have to see who's willing to come with..

I don't get people that hate to travel!

Back to Disney.. i think it really truly is the happiest place on earth!

My favorite so far is Euro-Disney.

But i have a feeling tokyo might steal the lime light.

have any of you ever been to Disney Tokyo and hong Kong?
how were they ?!! Did u love it?!!

I cant wait to go
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 13 comments

September 24, 2009

Zawaya Ashaghaf Ahyainaha’ .زوايا الشغف.. أحييناها



Eid Mubarak and Season’s greetings.

We are a group of young Kuwaiti volunteers who joined the Oqsim training program conducted by Zawaya (the Group that launched the Oqsim Campaign) and ended our training with a project captures the ideas of participants, and at the same time tries to further such values as dedication and integrity at work, tolerance and celebration of pluralism and difference, and the value of volunteer work and ‘passing it forward’. Our project is an celebratory event and an accompanying campaign that we have entitled ‘Zawaya Ashaghaf Ahyainaha’ .زوايا الشغف.. أحييناها

This name carries the following message: it is that combination of passion and dedication that renders any output exceptional, hence one should never let his or her passion die.

"Zawaya AShaghaf" carries with four angles:

1. Talent show:
there will be special talents showcased on stage and in an exhibition, ranging from solo and band music and instrument playing, different types of poetry, gymnastics show, comic skit, fine arts, photography and others.

2. The launch of the Book of achievements that records Kuwait’s achievements in photo formula from the 50’s to date, decade by decade. The book contains unique and rarely seen pictures.

3. A photography booth: visitors and attendants can have their pictures taken with creative backgrounds, inspired by the achievements recorded in the book.

4. T-shirt booth: Our t-shirts are unique, trendy and up-to date. It delivers our message in a creative and diverse way. Some designs carry prints relating to Kuwait’s achievements, while others carry messages relating to human and civil values such as respect and giving.


There will also be a major rebate from the sale of the shirts to BAACH (Bait Abdullah for the care of terminally ill children).


Our celebration will be held in Phase II of the Avenues Mall, September 24, 25, and 26, between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. The talent show will run from 4-6 pm.


We are all volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18 who worked on these projects and organized this event
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 6 comments

September 22, 2009

Learn A Little English




I go this by email and i like it, so thought id share it with u -


The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot...........they "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your n ice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.


Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.


And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! ! !

P.s
3eedkom imbarak
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 20 comments

September 18, 2009

Banned Books


I know a few people who love to get banned books, i never actually seek them out.
I usually find out a book is banned after i have read it oo khalast.

I bought satanic verses a few years ago, but never got around to reading it. I plan on doing so soon. I want to know what all the fuss is about surrounding this book.

Another book that iv heard so much about is The jewel of madina. Which is a fictional story based on sayda aisha the prophets wife.

According to University of Texas Professor of history and Middle Eastern Studies,Denis spellberg," the book makes fun of Muslims and their history. the novel is a very ugly, stupid piece of work. I don't have a problem with historical fiction. I do have a problem with the deliberate misinterpretation of history. You can't play with a sacred history and turn it into soft core pornography."

I don't know what the content of the book is, but im going to read it soon and tell you.

There is a recipe for success. i see it a lot these days.
Take a sacred subject, offend a large group of people, and tadaaa!
you got a best seller on your hands.

Did any of you guys read the book ?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 24 comments

September 16, 2009

Eid Travel




Eid is just around the corner ...

I dont know if i want to travel. After the whole getting sick in spain thing im not to keen on flying.

Then again ...

I have 3 places in mind..

London, cause i didnt go this summer and it feels weird.
Turkey, i have never been and F really wants to go
Egypt, cause i love it and i miss it.

I cant deside on anything!!

Is anyone else traveling this eid?
Any special plans?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 25 comments

September 14, 2009

Moo Shay



elwa7ed yroo7 eljam3iya whwa 9ayem!

You start craving the most random stuff!

What are you guys craving right now?!
posted by eshda3wa at 2:40 PM 34 comments

September 12, 2009

Swine FLue Vaccine




So schools are postponed because of the swine flue.
I dont get it, two weeks or a month from now the virus will still be here..
so i dont see how postponing schools will help the matter.

i was told people wanted to wait till the vaccine arrives.


but the thing is the vaccine is enough for 20000 people only!

So whos gna get vaccinated?

and its only 30 percent efficient for children under 12.

No one knows for certain if its gna prevent the swine flue, or what its side effects are, cause its very new!

And the ministry has promised those going to haj that they'll get vaccinated.

allah el7afeth inshallah

but i really would like to know the MOH's criteria for who deserves to be vaccinated .

You think wasta would play into it?

posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 23 comments

September 9, 2009

Back Pain





My back, neck and shoulders are killing me!
And work doesn't help.

I try to adjust my posture, but sometimes i find myself sitting in the weirdest positions to access whatever I'm working on.


When I get home all i want to do is lie straight down.


I have a set of neck and back exercises that i try to do as much as possible, and
I try getting weekly massages.

Ive been to a few places, but nothing has Wowed me so far.


I really don't want to cause permanent damage to my back.
Ya3ni ma teswa 3alay.

Anyways


What spas do you guys frequent?

And what kind of massages do you like?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 29 comments

September 7, 2009

Mykonos

It took four hours to get to mykonos from Athens.

When we arrived a car took us to our hotel, which was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.








our room was greek style. 3 floors


First was the living room, everything is white!

Then up a few steps and you get a double bed, then up again for two single beds.
its so white i clean i had to resist licking the walls!

After we settled in we changed into our swim gear and went to a restaurant close by



The weather was perfect, the sun was warm, and there was a cool breeze



This must have been greek salad number 12. it was ok, not the best but good.

The girls loved the pizza. I had to pick the cheese off before eating it so it wasn't very pleasant

We then took a bus to paradise beach, alot of people recommended we go there

The water was beautiful, but the beach SUCKED.
It was too crowded, and pebbly which i don't like.



We left the beach by the time the sun started setting, went back to the hotel. Showered, changed, then headed out again.

to old mykonos port.
It is basically a strip full of restaurants on the water, and shops in narrow streets.
i LOVED it

We found a store that sold fish frames and jewelery. it was very creative.




The silver fish on top really looked like their swimming!




We then went to a restaurant called RAYA. it served the best food i had in greece.
This was our dessert, caramelized feta cheese.
I loved it and im not a fan of cheese!
it was divine!

30 seconds later ...



The next morning we rented beach buggies. Which are a lot of fun to drive around the island!
We wanted to head to agrari beach, which we were told had one of the most beautiful panoramic views!




But the way there was a nightmare!
the roads were so STEEEP!
And its very secluded, so if anything happens on the way
ma7ad dara 3ana!




so we detoured and went to another beach close by.


The water, the sand were beyond beautiful!





We desided on a late lunch right before sunset. The restaurant was right on the beach.
so we were in our bare feet and bathing suits .

The girls ordered calamari. Since i hate seafood i had pasta!


Then came the dessert.
oh my god.. chocolate cake, choco ice cream, and choco mousse

30 seconds later ...






Check out the moon.. it was perfect!



Thats mykonos in a few pictures. It was a beautiful place.
It has a reputation of being the party island, very homo friendly.
Everyone warned us not to be out late cause everyone is drunk and a lot of accidents happen.
We were warned of theft and even rape!
My friends and i don't like to party. We were up at the crack of dawn to try and hit as many beaches as possible and snoozing pretty early.
So we didnt get to see what all the fuss is about.
We had an AMAZING time!
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM 32 comments

September 3, 2009

To Enjoy A Happy Life:



1- its important to have a man who can give u the fanciest things in the world including money

2- its important to have a man who can make u laugh

3- its important to have a man who you can trust and who doesn't lie to you

4- its important to have a man who is good in bed and who likes to be with u

5- it is very VERY important that these four men do not know each other
posted by eshda3wa at 2:30 AM 19 comments