Friday, February 24, 2006

Russia Finn-ished

I lost my voice, I lost my hope, coz Russia lost today in its ice hockey game in the semifinals to the Fins:(

despite my sincere cheering and rooting, my home team lost!!!

two of the players were penalized, third one had a fractured finger, and the rest malnutritioned (or so they looked to me) how could we possibly win? on the other hand, the Fins had a great defensive tactic.

I'll wear brighter colors tomorrow hoping we will beat the Czechs

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Zodiac signs

don't know about you fellows, but I do believe in zodiac signs. Its not that I read them religiously, but I think people born under one signs share common traits.

Cancers are moody
Libras are stubborn
Virgo are tidy and skillful
and the list can go on and on

But I think I am getting obsessed trying to know the sign of everyone I encounter. "Hi, what's your sign?"

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Waste of time?

Growing up in the Arab World (different parts), with the little technology availble there and then, I tried my level best to get information from wherever. But the language was the barrier; so little was available in Arabic, even in terms of magazines and books, forget internet since the dial-up connection was more torturous than pulling teeth. But even then, we, from that part of the world, knew more than alot of the new world folks did. However, our tidbits were generic and not up-to-date.

Chattin with a friend I grew up with not too long, I was shell-shocked, when he told our years in the Arab world were a waste of time (he is in Europe now). His argument was that we did not learn any foreign language to a perfection, we were isolated in terms of information (its dissemination is very slow).

What to do? I guess we do need to catch up with the supersonic speed of the rest of the world; put more emphasis on teaching foreign languages, have high-speed internet (for self-learning purposes). I know for a fact if I had to browse with dial-up again, I'd spare my nerves the agony.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Joining the Cyber World

Yuri Gagarin declared "Poeykhali" which is "let's go" in Russian .
Graham Bell said "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you."
Armstrong announced, as he was making his first step: "That's one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind."

I was wondering what should my first words be to the outer world, and there the bulb flickered. SALAM ALL! Today's world is full of antagonism, war, conflicts on all levels, and what is needed is Salam, peace for all. Too utopian I agree, but could be achievable.