"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Tagged by Rashisha

1. What were you doing at 7am this morning?
I was taking a shower

2. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
I was eating - Thursday Breakfast at work

3. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Updates and work stuff

4. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Did you send the papers out for signature?

5. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Belgian Chocolate, Praline and Cream, Frozen Yogurt

6. What was the last thing you had to drink?
French Coffee

7. What are you wearing right now?
Read and black blazer, black top, and jeans.... Yes JEANS! Casual Thursdays ROCK

8. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

9. What’s the last sporting event you watched?
I dont even remember LOL....

10. Do you have a tan?
Not yet

11. Do you drink your soda from a straw?

12. Are you someones best friend?
Yes :o)

13. Last person you talked to on the phone?

14. Have you met anyone famous?

15. Last song listened to?
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Elvis

16. Are you jealous of anyone?
Not at the moment :-P

17. Is anyone jealous of you?
Are you?

18. Do you eat healthy?
Most of the time

19. Do you hate anyone right now?
No, I dont hate anyone in general! But I am not liking some people! LOL

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Imad Mughniyeh

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter!

The name of Imad Mughniyeh appeared once again in the headlines!!!!!!!!!!

How can we mourn the death of a terrorist, who was responsible for hijackings and the US and Kuwait Embassies bombings, and who killed so many innocent people!

Is the word "Martyr" so easy to give today! Why is he being called a martyr!

Who is involved here! Mossad? CIA? Hezbollah? the US? Assad?
I dont really care! He is gone!!

What I am worried about is the aftermath! His death may lead to get more people killed in retaliation than when he was alive! People mouring his death after what he did... and the mixed responses to that! The chaos!!

He killed innocents and was responsible for several bombings/hijacks in Kuwait... and also participated in releasing criminals imprisoned in Kuwait!

He is dead now! People in Kuwait are mourming the death of the "Martyr"! They forgot all the "FLIP"

Its FLOPPING ridiculous!

What! Why! How!

Some Shiites in Kuwait are mourning the death of THIS man and calling him "MARTYR"! A top guerrilla commander in Hezbollah who did horrible things to us Kuwaitis... let alone others!!! Life is funny indeed! I swear


He was never officially accused of the hijackings... but he surely was behind it all! An Egyptian former steward with Kuwait Airways said he recognized Mughniyeh as the hijacker of two Kuwaiti passenger planes in the 1980s.

The planes were seized by militant Shiite groups to demand the release of 17 Shiite activists jailed in Kuwait for carrying out a series of bombings against U.S., French and Kuwaiti targets.



In April 1988, Shiite gunmen hijacked a the jumbo jet en route from Thailand to Kuwait City. They diverted it to Iran, Cyprus and Algeria, demanding Kuwait free 17 pro-Iranian terrorists jailed for attacks in Kuwait. After a 16-day ordeal and the murder of two Kuwaiti passengers, hijackers freed the hostages and were allowed to leave Algiers.
Imad Mughniyeh was behind the hijacking of a Kuwait Airways flight in 1988 and the killing of two of its Kuwaiti passengers.



-- Imad Mughniyeh was a master of deception. He was also Hezbollah's chief of security and its strategist. His alleged role in bombings and kidnappings earned him a place on the "Most Wanted Terrorists" list of the United States.

He reportedly underwent plastic surgery in Iran to change his appearance. Mughniyeh was often reported to be in Iran or Syria or on a plane between those two countries. Tehran and Damascus always denied any knowledge.

In December 1985, there was another simultaneous bomb barrage on the streets of the Kuwaiti capital.

Even watching the Kuwait story develop from Beirut that winter, I can remember hoping the mysteries of the barracks bombing might be about to unravel. One of the attackers left a severed thumb at the scene in Kuwait. Police quickly uncovered his identity and 17 suspects were rolled up and jailed before they could escape.

One of those sentenced to death in the Kuwait case was none other than Imad Mughniyeh's brother-in-law.


Are those who live by the sword really die by the sword??!?
All I know is that "What goes around comes around!"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My day so far!
6:00-6:30 : Trying to get out of bed... I slept late, I went to bed around 10:30ish but was not able to sleep till after 1:40AM :-(

6:30-7:30 : The usual... drink water, shower, pray, get ready for work

7:40 : driving to work - traffic was crazy, not corwded but people are going bananas and driving like maniacs!

8:05 : Yes! I arrived five minutes late today! I hate when that happens!!! Tomorrow I will leave at 7:30

9:50 : Went down to starbucks, got my latte -not all that to be honest- and a cranberry flap jack! I got back to my desk to discover my flap jack was dark and white chocolate not cranberry! arghhhhhhhhhhhh!

10:10 : DUST! What the hell! Where did all this come from!

And the day is still going! I hate it already!!


16:05 : Left work five minutes after four to make up for the five minutes in the morning LOL... the weather was still yucky!

17:00 : Ate lunch... dinner... linner!! Whatever that is!

17:30 Went to a friend's house, we watched a movie... it was quiet nice and a good change

20:47: still updating this post about my BLAH day!

Into the Land of Futility

Into the Land of Futility
By Shurooq Amin

Gothic women

Embracing the sky

“Come with me

And i will take you

Into the Land of Futility”

Light calls to me

From whence my father resides,

An extra burden on the angles.

Warm chills flutter

On wings of crystal.

Darkness beguiles me

From whence Lucifer towers

Lord of a child’s nightmare

Up till the age when she cries

“daddy, daddy”

And finds no one there

But the faces

Of mother, brother

And the embryo of a sister.

Unborn as yet.

Catalytic presumptions.

Daddy has gone.

Sister has come.

Irreplaceable replacement.

God’s gift to you, mother.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Tarek passed away on February 9th... My cousin delivered a baby boy on February 17th!
Life is funny!

Last week we were mourning, and today we are thrilled to welcome a new bundle of joy in the family!

A member of the family is gone, and a new member is added! This is somehow an irreplaceable replacement!

C'est la vie!

ART 20 x 30

As received by email:

DAR AL FUNOON will hold a very special exhibition ART 20X30 a fund raising event for BAYT ABDALLAH. Artists from Kuwait and all over the world have donated their work. With care and remarkable talent, famous, yet to be discovered, professionals and students have joined the campaign to offer help to a good cause while giving you the opportunity of owning incredible artwork.

Generosity produced this event and put forward art in its beauty, esthetics, expressions, and feelings. Art 20X30 was the product of many more, sponsorship, input, and ideas that contributed to the success Art 20x30.

The last part of this chain of hope is the viewer and buyer.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude in advance to each one of you who will purchase a 20x30 canvas, as your gesture will allow this idea to flourish into its best form and make it a reality.

Sales of artwork will start on Monday the 18 and will go through the 19th of February.

The gallery will stay open from 10am to 8 pm to give a chance to everyone to visit, pick their choice of art from the walls and acquire valuable art at the price of KD 50/- each.

Introduction to Bayt Abdallah

Bayt Abdullah is a children’s hospice that has been commissioned by KACCH to provide specialized care for children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and their families, enabling them to live their lives as fully as possible for as long as possible.

The focus of the design is on the individual needs of children and their families delivered within a very attractive, child-friendly and playful environment supported by highly skilled pediatric palliative care staff.

Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and terraces and fronted by an inlet of the Arabian Gulf, Bayt Abdallah will offer children expert pain and symptom management as well as opportunities to play and socialize with other children.

Bayt Abdallah is named after a four-year old boy called Abdallah who returned to Kuwait from London when treatment failed to cure his life-threatening condition. His mother promised that he would never again have to stay in a hospital and took care of him at home with the support of KACCH and a team of very special people. This experience inspired KACCH to work towards making this specialized care available for other children with terminal conditions in Kuwait and has resulted in the design of Bayt Abdallah, the first children’s hospice in the Middle East, designed by Alia Al-Ghunaim, a young Kuwaiti architect.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hes in a Better Place :-)

OK, I though I was not ready to write about it... but here it goes!

Tarek passed away! Yes and I have to accept the fact that he's gone but will be in our memories forever.

He was more than a cousin to me.... he is the brother I never had!

I still remember him and I will always do! I started to browse back in earlier times... remembering how for years and years, every Saturday before he got sick, he'd have lunch at our house. He'd call during the week and ask us out for coffee.. he loved to go to coffee shops!

He visited us while we were studying in the States (me and my sisters)... and it was one of the best summer vacations we had with his family! Memories I will treasure forever and ever.

I remember how he overused the word "Calimera" on so many occasions! I also remember him for calling us "habboba" meaning my dear...

Tarek got sick in the Summer of 2006, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... it was a long battle for him, he loved live and exceeded the doctor's expectations!

He did not complain, whine, or annoy those around him... he was patient and believed that whatever happened... happened for a reason!

I was not surprise to realized how much he was loved and by how many! My dad told me that so many people came for his burial services, and a lot of people are dropping by to give in their sympathies and condolences.... a lot mashalla! He was and will always be loved by a lot of people.

He died surrounded by us... his family. He tried to stay conscious and called us by names... he would look at us, gazing for long moments... his eyes were saying a lot.

His daughter started reciting some verses of the Quran and while doing so she noticed how much he was sweating! They called in the doctors, his vital signs were going down, I cried fearing that moment... where he will leave us... his heart stopped but then came back again, I hugged my sister... but he just came back to recite some verses of the quran himself... said a little prayer after his wife and daughter, both eyes teared, he then started to look up and I skipped a heartbeat! He's leaving... he then looked at his daughter, smiled... and left.... to a better place.... Yes Tarek died on Friday, February 9th leaving us with amazing memories :-)

God rest his soul.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My Pulsating Vein!

I remember one day I was pi$$ed off so much while I was talking to someone.... I kept going and going and he was just smiling at me and the conversation we had was as follows:

Him: "You need to relax :-)" -smiling

Me: "Why? hmmm... I am fine?!"

Him: "Calm down! There is a huge pulsating vein on your forehead" -still smiling

Me: "Huh? Excuse me? Huge what? Where?" -embarrassed!

Him: "On your forehead... you need to relax" -pointing where the vein was

Me: "Really?? Is it still there????" -more embarrassed! eeek! mortified!!!

Him: "So.. carry on, you were saying??" -smiling... trying not to laugh

Me: "Yeah ok, so I really want blah blah blah yada yada yada" -while still touching my forehead

Him: "Don't worry it's gone! Relax"

Me: "But really? I never noticed that vein! No one told me about it before!"

Few weeks later...........

Me: "Hi how are you?

I started to get paranoid about that "Vein" on my forehead! I keep checking myself on the mirror when I get angry or checking out my old pictures and I came across a couple of pictures where it was visible…. and I remember clearly in one of them I was not on my "best moods" LOL"

He replied:

"Hi Ansam,
Lol im glad to add to your paranoia! This email really made me laugh :P"

I answered:

"I am sure you find it amusing! You discovered it!"

LOL.... hilarious! Everyday you learn a thing or two!
I had a really REALLY bad week! This made me laugh at myself -which was needed!

Thanks "Him"!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bad Day!

I have been sick since Saturday but fighting it like I am FINE and nothing is really wrong with me... I'd eat ice cream and frozen yogurt at any given opportunity (who can pass by G-Cafe and not have a gelato? Come on!) but I stretched myself way too thin that I was not able to go to work!

I woke up with the worst headache, cough, sneezes, and nausea! It felt like I was coughing my lungs out and every time I sneeze my bones hurt! It got really bad that by the time I was in the ER my chest was wheezing!

I took a nebulizer for about an hour in the ER and ended up with all kinds of medications!

The doctor wanted to give me three days off... but the smart a$$ in me was like "NO NO just two days... I have to attend a meeting on Thursday that been scheduled for the whole department"

Oh and to add frosting to the cake... My room is under construction! LOL
Yes... I am having the walls painted... how do you like the color?

I hope I get better by then and really try to relax, rest, and take things easy!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Gap Commercials 1997/98

Have you ever seen those GAP Khakis Commercials in the late 1990s? I was totally in love with the whole campaign specially the Khaki Country and Khaki a-go go!

They helped bring back the Swings back... Brilliant!

Here they are...

Khaki Country

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Khaki a-go go

Blow Up a Go Go - James Clarke

Khaki Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow - Donovan

Khaki Swing

Jump, Jive, an'Wail - Louis Prima

Khaki Hip Hop

Khaki Soul

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Khaki Rock

Busy Child - The Chrystal Method

Which one is your favorite?

Friday, February 1, 2008


This post is too random! I have nothing to write about really! I am in a bad mood. Too many things on mind and I am going crazy! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
The weather is not helping and I am coughing like there is no tomorrow!

Ohhh and I want to find the perfect and best Spaghetti Bolognese in Kuwait! I will hunt for it and I will find it! HeeHee

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