Thursday, December 07, 2006

I am alive!!!

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hey there... yep, i am alive (shukar) and well, but its been one hectic month...

Firstly, both the uncles that i mentioned were ill, in my previous post, have passed away, and as strange as it may sound, on the same day, so the funerals were at 11am , and just as my mum and dad got home in the afternoon, we got a call that my mum's brother passed away, and the family had to get ready and leave for the second funeral which was at 11pm, two hours away from Johannesburg... May Allah Grant them both jannah...

Everything else has been going really slowly, being around to local conferences and workshops, trying to fill my time productively since my experiments have STILL not worked, but, now, i have given up for the year, and i am on leave from tuesday next week, and will only return to campus on the 8th of Jan.

Bad luck struck again.. I was in a car accident last friday, on that Damn hill again... this woman lost control of her car, and as i was going up, she came zooming down the hill, into me... the entire right side of my car was damaged, and i had serious whiplash and back pains.. which has now subsided.. but my car will probably be written off according to the insurance guys... so, will have to look for another car after the holidays :( :(

Wasn't really intending on going away, but my family decided at the last minute, to go to Durban,(Umhlanga) so will be heading to the coast on wednesday next week... so, i wont be posting for a while.. unless its some cool pics of the

so, adios, for the next 2/3 weeks.. hope that everyone has a nice summer break, and May Allah take you safely wherever you and your families are headed...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I apologize

Im so so so sorry, (hanna) I know i haven't updated in ages, but i have been hectically busy the last two weeks. so, i promise to return to the blogosphere as soon as possible.

till then,
take care eveyone...

Monday, October 23, 2006

Eid Mubarak

I love the weekend before Eid. The excitement in the air is contagious. Okay, i admit, traffic is horrendous (especially in fordsburg/lenasia/or any other indian suburb) but everyone is so happy, and smiling, and kids are running around, looking fortward to wearing their new clothes, and getting "eidie' and little girls are applying mendhi on their hands and ladies are all shopping up a storm, getting all thier groceries, and fruits and veggies and stuuf for desserts (yummy) ... its just awesome.. and then you get one irritated old man who cannot wait any longer for his wife to do her shopping, and he starts hooting at the car in front of him (who isn't really in his way)... whether you love the whole vibe, or you don't, you soon get swept into the whole scene and when you look at the person standing next to you in the queue, wherever you are, you smile, and share a silent message "EID Mubarak.."

Wishing everyone an Eid Mubarak to you and your family and all your loved ones...
Remember those less fortunate than us, and Muslims around the world in your duas on this wonderful day...


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I am convinced that doctors are the dumbest people on earth.. or maybe its just South African doctors that all strive to be as big an idiot as or Health Minister... (i apologise if you, if a member of your family, your wife, girlfriend, friend, soul-mate or neighbour is a really good doctor,) but i am generalizing okay!!!

My mum's brother has been really sick for the last few months. He has been to 2 doctors in the small farm town where they live, and they both diagnosed his ailment as bronchitis and were treating him with that.. (now, his family is also at fault, since they didnt take him to a specialist but that is besides the point..) so, after being sick for the last couple of months, he get really ill a month ago... so he went to another local Gp, that used a few more of his brain cells and decided to take some tests.. The tests came back, and showed that he had Lung cancer, so, he was sent to have some scans done.. and the scans showed that the cancer was spread from the Brain all thw ay to the lungs.... through the eye etc... he is too weak to even do chemo or radium or any treatment, so they packed him up into his car, and sent himn home telling the family that it is just a matter of time...

on the other side of my family, my dad's sister's husband has also been really sick. Now, he lives in JHb, his family has taken him to the doctors and also to the hospital, and the doctor's said, its becuase he is daibetic , that he is not feeling too well.. blah blah... until he got ill on wednesday.. so they rushed him to Garden City Clinic, and whta do you know.. Test results showed taht he has kidney stones "the size of a golf/tennis ball" and his one kidney was close to collapsing, so they did an operation that lasted for 5 hours on Friday, he has been in the High Care unit since then, and is going under another operation later this morning...

So, i ask again? what is wrong with the doctors of SA??? are they just too lazy to treat a patient properly? They just assume the ordinary when diagnosing, Site "stress " at the best of times, and do nothing.. until its too late.. Maybe its all part of a conspiracy to lessen the population in S.A....

Maybe Manto should stop the research on the African Potato cure and send the doctors for better training ....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Keeping with the Trend

Approx reading time: 3 minutes

I decided to also post a forwarded email today, So that i don't feel left out ...

Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery.

A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.

My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it's just kiln time.

Dijon vu: the same mustard as before.

Practice safe eating: always use condiments.

I fired my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way.

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.

I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded.

I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax.

If electricity comes from electrons, does that mean that morality comes from morons?

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

Marriage is the mourning after the knot before.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Corduroy pillows are making headlines.

Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome.

Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Banning the bra was a big flop.

Sea captains don't like crew cuts.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor.

Without geometry, life is pointless.

When you dream in color, it's a pigment of your imagination.

Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Reading whilst sunbathing makes you well-red.

When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

History Matters

Approx reading time: 3 minutes 40 seconds

"A chance 4 all u bloggers 2 make history. On the 17th October 2006, The National Trust is asking all bloggers to take part in the biggest blog in history, by recording a blog 'diary' of that particular day. Then all the blog records of that day will be stored by the British Library as a permenant historical record of our national life. It will be a one off, one day diary done on a mass scale - it will aim to be a historical record for future generations, on how life was like "In our day"."
taken from

when I read this, thousand thoughts on what I would blog about went through my mind, however, as i sat down and began to write, i suffered from writer's block...
and if this is any indication as to how my Thesis writing up is going to move along, Im going to have to add an extension to my extension...

Anyway, last week ( either wednesday or thursday morning) i was watching morning live on SABC 2 (breakfast programme) and Vuyo the presenter had a special guest in the studio...

The lady's name was Zuki Matamo,

Evelina Tshabalala, Zukiswa Matamo and Nomawethu Nika from Mandela Park informal settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town are used to making their way through hardship.

That's why they're not daunted by their latest project: to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and, in the process, become the first black women to conquer Everest.

Matamo and Nika summited Russia's Mount Elbrus together on 9 September. Tshabalala summited Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro on 8 July, followed by Matamo on Women's Day, 9 August.

Next stop for the trio: Aconcagua in Argentina in December and January. Tshabalala will catch up on Elbrus, and Nika on Kilimanjaro, either before or after the South America trip.

They've called their project "Isicongo", after the isiZulu word for the top of a mountain.

Beating the odds
Tshabalala, 41, is a single mother, the sole bread-winner in her family, and lives in a one-bedroom shack next to a rubbish dump. She's survived a car accident, the death of her second son - and the news that she's HIV-positive.

She's also an accomplished marathon runner: in 1994 she realised her life-long dream of taking part in the London Marathon, where she placed 25th.

It was running that first brought Tshabalala and Matamo, a domestic worker and mother of three, together in 2003.

Matamo had spent the previous two years struggling to lose the weight she had put on after the birth of her third child. Tshabalala's solution began with a 20-kilometre run.

"After that run I decided I never wanted to see Evelina again," says Matamo. "I kept looking at her and thinking, I'm never running with you again."

Eighteen months later, the two were running marathons together, Matamo had shed 42 kilograms, and the friendship was unbreakable. They remember each others' times for every race they have run together. And Matamo doesn't mind finishing behind Tshabalalo - because she always runs back to keep her company until the finish line.

Then there were three
In 2005, Tshabalala and Matamo climbed Table Mountain, and were hooked at once on this lofty new expression of their sporting abilities.

In the same year, Matamo met Nika, also a mother and domestic worker, who had also starting running in order to lose weight.

Matamo encouraged Nika to start running competitively, and within the space of a few months Nika had completed the Winelands Marathon, Two Oceans Half Marathon and Knysna Marathon.

Achieving their new goal will require intense physical and psychological effort - and a fair dose of good luck, especially when it comes to the highest of them all: Mount Everest.

The last expeidtion is planned for 2008, and that will be Everest.

I think what she and her fellow team members ahve achieved in the short space of a year, is absolutely amazing, and hopefully they can be a source of inspiration to many young women in SA.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Before you judge what a good baker i am, please bear in mind that I am a scientist, and making kids novelty birthday cakes is not a part of my job description...
And, i made it at 6am on a sunday morning, so, i gave myself A+ for dedication to my nephew... Im sure im the best aunt a kid could ask for... (and the best daughter a mother could ask for as well) because after the cake was done, I baked a whole lot os different biscuits etc. for eid, so that my mum doesnt have to do it during the week... so, i spent my entire day in the kitchen yesterday, and by 7:30pm, i was ready to drop dead...
Anywayz, this is the cake: Yusuf was really impressed...

He couldnt wait to eat it, so he cut a piece with a butter knife, before we even sang for him...

He turned four, but he insisted that he only wanted 2 candles on the cake... dont know why...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Random Thoughts

Approx. Reading time : 5 minutes

Unlike Fatima, dreams about Zee, chasing her around trees and singing songs from bollywood movies to her, professing his undying love, surrendering his prize possession (his blog) to her... (LOL)( okay, I promise, thats the last time I will mention it)!!! Try as I like,I cannot go back to sleep after sehri.
Random thoughts keep floating through my head, things that I need to once my day finally starts, people that I need to suck up to, bribe, murder, and help before I can once again, get into my cozy bed at night...

And if IM not thinking of the day ahead, I somehow end up reviewing days gone by, things that have impacted my life, my thinking, things that I should have done at a specific time, and the worst of all... Things that I wanted to say to someone, but, didn't... Things that you would say,but, having said them, the consequences of what you've said can be detrimental to the situation/relationship/cocoon of comfort... I guess its a case of stirring up trouble unnecessarily, but certain things are bugging me right now, and I am Dying to ask, and clarify all the jumble of emotions that this situation is causing, but bringing it up may have dire consequences, that I don't think IM willing to, or have the energy and time, to deal with right now...
I may not be making much sense, I know, but, these are, the random thoughts in my head, at 5 am in the morning...

so, I will end this convoluted thought process, on a happy note..
Its my nephew's Birthday today.. He is now a whole Four years old, and I am going to bake him a "train" cake, complete with four/five carriages and the works.. So, I guess I better get started, if I want to surprise him with it when he gets up... And IM sure his mum wont be impressed, since he will probably end up having a Very healthy chunk of sugar for breakfast....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Romantic lines

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Im a hopeless romantic... So, after watching really soppy movies that have me in tears, I always try to write down or just remember THE MOST romantic line that i've ever heard...

But, with old age, comes memory loss, and for the last week, its been bugging the life out of me, trying to figure out which movie i've heard this line from.. so, this is an appeal to any fellow hopeless romantics out there, to please help me, and try and figure out where this line is from.. I can't even remember who the main actor/actress was, the plot ... NOTHING !!!

The line: You are everything i never knew I always wanted"
Ring any bells, anyone???

Monday, October 09, 2006


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Last week can be put down, as one of the worst weeks that i have had, thus far, this year... Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong, all at the same time.

The outcome of the meeting with my supervisors is: I will not be able to complete my experiments and write up and then hand in my thesis by the end of november (yes, thats in six weeks time) without having a nervous breakdown, so, i am taking a six month extension on my MSc, meaning, i will register for the first six months of next year, and InshaAllah, that will be enough time, to get it all done, have to hand in my thesis by May, and will Hopefully graduate in september next year.

Now, when the two of them sat down and decided this, I was so fed-up and unamused by my dumb experiments not working, that i just nodded my head, and agreed, i am too tired to even try and finish it all in this year.I didnt know whether i should be happy, sad, glad, or mad... because right now all i want is to go for a holiday... and maybe with this new development, i can take a week or two leave.. yay!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Im sure the owners of all the petrol stations had a really bad day of business yesterday!!! The public were, for a change, not filling up before midnight, but, were counting down the minutes to midnight , so that they could get the 50c off the petrol price when they visited to get their cars filled!!

Such a nice feeling hey?

Monday, October 02, 2006

I am so upset right now!!!

I am so so frustrated right now, i just need to vent ...

I came to campus at half past five this morning, and started my experiment. Now, i was running four experiments today, and the product of each one, is carried over into the next.. at nine I started the second experiment, i.e. isolating total RNA from the plants (RNA is the coding material for your proteins etc.) and this went well, got lots of RNA (120 ug) so i was YAY.. and carried on with the third exp. at about 11am... Which was to extract the mRNA from the total ... (mRNA is messenger RNA and these little pieces of crap, code for amino acids) and thats when it all went wrong... i did the entire experiment, and at the end, when i had to work out how much product i have, i get a negative value.. so, i re-read my samples, and then i get a minute amount.. I need between 0.5-2.5 ug .. I HAD 0.003 ug.. there is no way in hell that this will work for the next experiment...
so, the meaning of all this is that I AM SCREWED!!! I have no more plant material to start with, I only have reagents enough for one reaction in the experiment that follows after mrna isolation, and i have a meeting with my supervisor and co-supervisor on wednesday mornging to discussion who we should select as my external maker for my dissertation... Dissertation my foot!!! Im not going to finish on time, becuase, i dont even know where im going wrong... I have troubleshooted to hell and back, there is nothing that I am doing wrong (i am 120% sure of that) and the things are still not working!!! I am so upset, i cant even cry anymore, my tears are all on strike !!!!!!

I conceed, there is a thing called QLC !!!

Approx reading time: 6 minutes

Before i explain the title of my post, i think it is important for me to mention, that i have been at work, since 5:30 am this morning (and its Monday) THATS how stressed/crazy/dedicated i am ...

okay, before you start spinning cartwheels My confused friend read on... Quarter-life-crisis, does exist, as Zee has previously mentioned, BUT, recent events have lead me to the conclusion, that only men go through it, and us, lucky females that we are, are thankfully saved from this life-altering event.

This is the story that has convinced me of this theory;

My best Shakeera(who has mentioned in previous posts) was introduced to this guy a couple of months back.. things were going really well, they met up a few time, he use dto go and visit her at her business, blah blah, and there was even talk of marriage.. YIPPEEE. I was with her about two weeks ago, having lunch when he phoned, and spoke to her, told her he was gonna come and visit her that day or the next. That evening she calls me, and tells me the jerk, sent her a three-part sms, Saying how sorry he is, he doesnt think its going to work out, He makes Dua that she finds somebody who is worthy of her blah blah blah...

he sends her the message at 8pm, when he knows that she gives extra tution at this time, so she cannot reason straight away...
- The sms came through in stages, one every 5 minutes and took approx. 2 minutes to update each time (compliments to our very efficient service providers)
- Then, when she was done with her students, she called him, he didnt answer the call.. Called her back after half an hour... and rudely asked her what she wanted... to which she replied" an explanation for the sms that i received"
He got all angry on the phone, didnt discuss anything properly, started screaming loudly at her, and has the damn cheek to tell her, that he had to do it at that time, becuase he felt that she was "in love with him" so, she told him that she is NOT in love with, she liked him, yes, but, thats as far as it got...
she asked him for a reason, and he , dumb shit that he is.. couldnt give her a single reason !!! NOT ONE!!! ZILCH ... the only thing he said was " its not you , its me" They then said goodbye!!!

Then, the dude has the nerve to call her , after one week, at sehri time, for a doctor's number becuase his room-mate was ill.... bloody nerve!!! and two days after that, (on the fourth fast) he sends her an sms saying Ramadaan Mubarak !!!!
I was furious with this idiot, i think i was more upset than Shaks.. I mean, can you get any dumber, why must he waste her time, talk about marriage and how he is bringing his family to propsoe after Eid, then break-up via sms, and still have the freaking nerve to call for a doctor's number, oh yeah, he also told her, he would like to continue talking to her, and if she is still single after about a year, then, thay can get married... Like hell... Can men not understand, that when a relationship is ended, no communication is sought therafter, no "hello, how you doing every now and again.. Its nmeant to be a clean break... GOODBYE, GOOD RIDDANCE, GO TO HELL for all we care...

ANd dont call when you recover from your QLC.... IF you ever recover from it at all... !!!!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Compliments of ZEE

Ive been tagged by The Man...

tHe TaG:
'List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.'

But, Im not gonna be nasty (and its ramadaan so you not supposed to be listening to any music right? so, not gonna tag anyone back... and, i apologize, but i dont really remeber the names of the songs, but i will try my best...

My list :

1) P Diddy with some chic (cant remember her name ) and can't remember the what the song is called right now either... But i like it ...

2) justin Timberlake - Sexy back

3) Just jinger - What he means

4) Shane Wade- No promises

5) Nick Lachey _ whats left of me

6) Sandi Thom - I wish i was a punk rocker

7) nelly Furtado - Promiscuous

and in other news today :

I had Haagen Dazs... Finally !!!!

friends and I went to sandton on friday evening on my insistance, to have HD... and i think it was sooo worth it.. I had Belgian Chocolate with a dark chocolate sauce... I know, lots of people dont like dark chocolate, but i love it, (its an acquired taste i suppose ..) and the only way i can describe the ice-cream is totally orgasmic. we bought the ice-cream, and went to the Square, set on the steps and ate it , and i tell you, i was in heaven... someone could have taken Nelson Mandela's Statue and walked away and i wouldnt have even noticed... *sigh* not good to talk about such things especially when you fatsing hey...

anywayz, HD left such an impression, that I went back on Saturday afternoon, this time I had the coffee flavour (to which my sister said 'yuck" but, i loved it ...

other than that, my wknd was quite uneventful, no guy stories today, and I have been at campus since six o clock, planned to do an experiment, (which is about 8 hours long) but just as i was about to start, I found my equipment non-sterile... so, now im waiting while its all in the autoclave again, and hopefully I can start my exp. by ten o clock....

Friday, September 22, 2006


1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.

2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

3. I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

4. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.

5. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

6. Don't take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.

7. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me

8. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

9. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

10. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing.

11. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

12. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.

13. God must love stupid people; He made so many.

14. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

15. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

16. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

17. Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!

18. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.

19. Procrastinate Now!

20. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That?

21. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

22. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance

23. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!

24. They call it PMS because MadCow Disease was already taken.

25. He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.

26. a picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.

27. Ham and eggs. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

28. The trouble with life is there's no background music.

29. The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.

30. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Im alive !!!

Approx reading time: 2 minutes 15 seconds

hey there... hope you guys didnt miss me too much.. but i have been soooo busy...

but, i have good news... I have officially started writing up my thesis... YAY !!! I now have a folder on my lap-top, labeled "Msc Thesis", and the draft first page, acknowledgements and contents have been done, today, i am hoping to start on my materials and methods chapter... ( pat on my back) Im so proud of myself...

As for my experiments, they still not working, so, im sitting around, watching my dumb plants grow, get infected with a fungus/bacteria(although they are grown in sterile little boxes) and die.. and that is why, i am no where near finishing the practical bit... but, with ramadaan around the corner, i am hoping that things start working properly, and i have decided that will be in the lab by six every morning , ready to work.. really hard.. or else its never going to get done....

to all my fellow muslims: Ramadaan Mubarak... may you have a spiritually uplifting month and please.. remeber me in your duas!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I met a guy !!!

Approx reading time: 3 minutes

Im sure most people know that friday night was an auspicious night for Muslims... We believe that on this night your book of deeds for the past year is closed, and a new one is opened for the following year... On this night it is also noted everything that will happen during the course of the year ... i.e. who will be born, who will leave this world, etc...

My year has started off with a really good, big bang... I met a guy.!!!!

Now, everyone that reads my blog, should be aware of all the HORRIBBLE, dates that i have been one, so, i wasnt expecting much, but, before we met on saturday, he emailed during the week and sent me his pic and asked for mine and since he looked really handsome in the photo, i sent him a stunning picture of myself (they all are anyway) we chatted on the phone and only then agreed to meet up for coffee ... Turned out really well... im trying not to get too excited over it, just in case I jinx it or something.. but, he seems like a great guy.. so, fingers and toes are crossed...

btw... zee: "i know, i lied, and yes, i agree, you do know me better than most people!!!! sorry for ditching you, but H.D is not opened as yet anyway, so, we WILL do it soon... I promise !!!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


This is a really interesting analogy that i have heard recently, and since i did mention on a previous post that people say "give it time, and see if the person can grow on you" I have now decided to give this comment as a reply in future

She grew on him like she was a colony of e.coli and he was room temperature Canadian Beef....

Other quotes on note:

He was deeply in love .. when she spoke, he thought he heard bells , as if she were a garbage truck backing up !!! and last but not least:

Every story has an ending, but in life, every end has a new beginning...

Monday, August 28, 2006

Highlights of the last two weekends!!!

Approx reading time: 4 minutes 12 seconds

The last two weekends have been really wonderful, so, I have decided to tell all my fellow bloggers about them(cos I have nothing else to talk about right now, im at work and really, really bored...)

Last week wednesday, i recieved an email from Clarins House, inviting me for a
make-up workshop (im on their database since i went for the workshop in March), these woekshops have limited space (15-20 ladies at a session, so, I feel quite priviledged to have been invited) so, best friend (who is offended that i refer to her as such, so, henceforth she will be called by her name i.e. Shaakera (and her hips dont lie either) and I decided to go for this ... It was a relaxing afternoon, the Clarins ladies did a demo, and then we all had to do our own make-up. I left Clarins house, with Orange eye-shadow, and royal blue mascara (i never apply mascara normally, because I ahve naturally stunning eyelashes(flutter them delicately and, as strange as those colours sound, they looked absoulutely amazing on, so, after being made-up stunningly, I went out for supper with my family and felt very upset when it was time to wash all the pretty stuff off my face that evening..

You all already know what I did on Saturday evening (KANK) and I spent sunday shopping with my mum and sister in Rosebank and Sandton...

This weekend was also lovely...

Visited "The Guy" at his shop on friday afternoon, spent time chatting to his mum and sister , then went out for supper in the evening. On saturday afternoon Shakeera and I decided to go to the Nedbank Bridal Fair at the sandton convention centre...

This is an interesting story...
as we taking the on-ramp onto the highway (M1: smit street) two M3 BMW's are passing on the extreme right lane, (one black, and one silver grey) but they want to get onto the middle lane (becuase of the speed trap's that are always present i suppose) so, the black car is now in front of me, and since its an M3 (with a cute guy which IS indeed rare) i gave the second guy some space to gap in .. so, there i am, driving along, with these two M3's in front of us, and after the "Speed-trap bridge", I take my right, and pick-up speed, silver M3 also gets into the right lane , so i move into the middle lane and then black M3 comes up into the third lane, next to me, so, we sandwiched between these two M3's with cute guys on the highway.. They then smile at us, and signal to us to wind-down our windows, so Shakeera does so, and the guy in the black M3 asks her for her cellphone number.. So, bright spark that she is, Gives him my cell phone number, the HOT guy then says thanks, closes his window and both cars smoothly glide away, two minutes later, my phone rings and its HIM.. so, shakeera speaks to him, and these guys that we know from Nowhere, want to take us to the movies... so, good girls that we are (and rapist weary as well) said, no thanks, we are going to meet our family at the bridal fair, and politely declined... But, how cool was that, I dont think any of the directors in Bollywood of thought of that scene yet.. I can just picture ShahRukh and Arjun in two flashy cars, with maybe Rani/Priety in the middle...(henceforth,I will be officially calling myself The M3 magnet

The bridal show was interesting, outfits were all stunning, there was one outfit that i liked and was priced at R 15 000 .. (what can i say, i have expensive taste)
The fashion show was entertaining, and as a finale, Guarav Chopra cames on stage and did some moves from one of the movies (he is a choreographer in Bollywood for those of you that didint know that !!! )

On a sadder note: Saaleha was a bit slow in the t-shirt printing for Pluto, (sniff, sniff, Pluto has now been downgraded, and has been stripped of the title of planet... yep, you read correctly, Pluto is no longer a planet.. Don't you hate it when the new guys jsut bust in, and have no regard for the little guys...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Evil intent

Approx. reading time: 3 minutes 20 seconds

I learnt something yesterday, that brought me to tears and sorrow grew in my heart. I am very dissillusioned and I have just found out how horribly cruel and evil a person can be, to the extent that they dont care how they hurt people, or how much hurt, and pain they might cause to their friends/family/ relatives, their main evil intention being to destroy any love or joy in others lives so that these other people can be as unhappy as they are..

I know that this may not make alot of sense anyone that reads it, but, i just need to vent, and I cannot go into alot of detail, but i need to just say it, so, i might be vague in this discussion...

There is this person, that has caused so much of grief, and sorrow in my friend's life, causing the love of her life to just abandon her, and yesterday she found out the true reason... Her cousin was the invisible evil behind the scenes, and did all in her power to destroy their relationship...

I cannot grasp the fact that a person can be that wicked, disgustingly cruel to someone that is your blood relation, someone that you have grown up with and known all your life... Is this what the world is coming to? Is the chase of material things in this world now extending to emotions, feelings and personal contentment, so that one must always be better than the next, and if You have an unhappy life, why should another person know what it feels like to be happy/ have a smile on their face? I AM DISGUSTED...

I know, and I understand all about Takdeer, but what confuses me right now (Fatima this is the stuff i was telling you about) is this situation that i have mentioned. Was it in my friend's takdeer to go through all of this or have actions of her cousin changed her Takdeer? CAn Takdeer (destiny) be changed? When does one accept everything that comes there way, any HOW MUCH patience must you have to be so accepting with everything (bad especially) that happens to you in your journey of life.. I know we put our faith in Allah, and understand that all that happens is in His Hands, and He will only give you what you deserve (so i may be coontracdicting my thoughts) but What happens when You run out of SABR(patience) ??? and what if Sabr is just not enough???

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Rainy Days

Approx. Reading time : 1 min 56 seconds

I got up early this morning, realised the weather was really bad outside, and went back to sleep. I eventually walked out the door on my way to campus at 8:00 am. I only live about 7 minutes away from uni. so, i was driving along merrily, until i came to Siemens Hill (on symons road....) anyway, it is a known fact, that whenever it rains, the guys that run tow-a-way services always put oil on the roads (mean B******s that they are, so that people lose control of their cars, and down sliding down the road... so, whenever it rains, i go down really, really slowly... as i was today, but, there was a car in front of me, and there were two tow-trucks on either side of the road, but the one guy was standing in the middle of the road, and signalling for everyone to stop (for no apparent reason) , so, the schmuck in front of me gives dead brakes, and stops, and i swerve to the right to avoid going into him, and i slammed into the truck on that was on the right.. got off the car.. (i dont handle stress and anxiety well, and panic quickly, so i was shaking a bit) the guy gets into his truck and drives away....

The front bumper is scratched all the way on the right, and my wheel and mag-rim is damaged, and I think the wheel alignment is affected, so, guess i will have to sort it all out tomorrow...

Thankfully, I am okay!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I have fallen off the wagon

Approx reading time: 1 minute 50 seconds

I think that i should sign up to a CA group. although CA in this case would stand for "Chocoholics Anonymous" ... I would then be able to go to weakly meetings, stand up, and meekly say " Hi, my name is Ruby and I am a chocoholic" and my fellow CA memebers would reply "Hello Ruby" ...

Last week, after a chocolate binge that consisted of truffles, pralines and all things that went straight to my hips, i decided to go on a chocolate diet. Now, this was a huge step for me, considering that i have a least one bar of chocolate a day ( I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory btw) (my fav. choc. right now is the cappucino Aero) anyway, decide to stop the chocs and see how long i could manage without the little brown pieces of heaven ...

A total of 3 days!!! I went without chocolate for three days, before i started showing signs of complete withdrawal (might have been PMS as well) , moodiness, irritable, highly strung out, and the fact that none of my experiments have worked in the last two weeks didnt made it any easier...

What made me fall off the wagon was a 250g slab of "threesome" ... the relatively new choc. that consists of three layers, a chocolate, followed by a white chocolate layer, and a slightly smaller piece of Dark chocolate on top of that, thereby, forming a (sort of )pyramid shape... but, nonetheless, I cannot be blamed, it was the Chocolates fault, for having found its way to the countertop, right in from of my Chocolate-starved eyes....

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

Approx reading time: 2 minutes 40 seconds
I have just got home from the movies. I went to watch the new Karan Johar movie… Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna… and right now, the only word that I can think of to describe this movie is WOW!!!

It was amazing… Breathtaking awesome… heartwrenchingly romantic… truly serendipituous… (and the soundtrack is just wonderful)

Shah Rukh looked as gorgeous as ever, Rani more beautiful than I’ve ever seen, Preity was spunky, sexy and her usual vibrant self, Abishek was scruffy and cool and Amitabh was as brilliant as ever. I wonderful special appearance by Arjun Rampal completed this amazingly talented cast, and the results were mind-blowing… I recommend this movie to every single person. Whether you are a Bollywood fan or have seen one, this is Definitely the movie of the decade, not to be missed… (and zee, you Have got to watch it, I will personally take you if need be !!!)

The storyline is one that hasn’t been explored before, but is truthful, honest and hurtful at times, but as Bollywood is know to be, a happy ending is always in sight. There is a scene in the beginning, were Rani is about to get married, but she is unsure whether it is the right guy and she is sitting in her garden while the guests are all waiting for her, and SRK is also there, waiting for his mum who is in the wedding-house.. and they get chatting, and she asks him whether he is happily married or not.. He replies and asks her why is she questing her decision at this point and she says that she is afraid that she may not be in love with her husband to be..
He then says: (not the exact words) “you are at a crossroad, with two choices: 1) go inside, get married and be happy with your husband who has always been your friend…
(since friends make the best spouses) or 2) walk away and hope that one day you might find the elusive true-love that everyone searches for.. She then asks him: what if I meet my soul-mate after I get married and to that he replies: you only fine love if you are looking for it so if you don’t search for it, it wont find you and you can be content with the life that you create…

And I guess that is the truth. Compromise is what makes/breaks a marriage. Having gone to the movies with my sister and sister-in law and a friend, there were two of them, who are married , and then two of us that are single, and it was amazing how our feelings about the movie differed. Sister + SIL felt that there should have been more emphasis on salvaging the marriage, while Friend and I felt that true love was meant to be persuaded. (I’m not going to give the story away)

But, the main question is: do you meet someone, feel that you could live with them and grow to love them ( which I don’t personally think is always possible, cause love is not like a fungus that can just sprout up anyway/anywhere/anyhow.. another subject to be dealt with in future) and get married with the fear that you may lose out or do you take a step back, stop and wait, regardless of how long one might have to wait, hoping that your soul-mate may find you and for true love to find its way to your heart???

Friday, August 18, 2006

One more reason…

Anyone who knows me, knows where to find me on a Saturday afternoon because a Saturday afternoon is my “me’ time, when I get to go shopping for a couple of hours by myself, and in JHB, the only shopping mall worth going to, whether its for just window-shopping, browsing through the stores, or some serious retail therapy is Sandton City.

Since shopping is such an exertion of energy and the most strenuous form of exercise entire week, I normally have to then stop at either Nescafe for some coffee, or if my sister is around (she also has to go to Sandton on a Saturday afternoon ) we all end up at Baglios for ice-cream…

Well, no more… no more Baglios, no more Nescafe, no more Mozart (elsewhere, not in sandton) because soon, there will be ….. (drum-roll plz) HAAGEN – DAS opening in the walkway between Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and boy am I excited….. over the moon with joy… I cant wait for the MOST d-i-v-i-n-e ice-cream in the world to finally arrive in JHB… thus far the only other make that has come even remotely close to H-D taste, was an ice-cream parlour in Cape Town that was called SINFUL and truly lived up to its name (truly orgasmic ice-cream) with names like Heavenly Hash (I’d thought I was in heaven) and the Aero made me feel like I was floating on a beautiful bubble.

But, all those tastes will soon be fading into nothingness, once I get my tastebuds addicted to HD heaven….

BTW: it is the first Haagen Das franchise to have landed in SA...

ARE you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean???

Approx reading time: 3 minutes 22 seconds

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things
were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and
wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as
one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and
placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she
placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed
ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots
out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in
a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did
and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take
an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard
boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The
daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same
adversity - boiling water. Each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being
subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid
interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the
boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your
door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"
Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with
pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the
heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a
hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my
shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff
spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the
very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it
releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things
are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate
yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you
a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you
strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest
future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in
life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone
around you is crying.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Interesting email

Approx reading time: 5 min 30 seconds

I know that a truce has been called in Lebanon/Isreal , but I found this email really interesting, so for those that may not have received it...

The Shame of Being an American
by Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Roberts is John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He is the co-author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions
Gentle reader, do you know that Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon? Israel has ordered all the villagers to clear out. Israel then destroys their homes and murders the fleeing villagers. That way there is no one to come back and nothing to which to return, making it easier for Israel to grab the territory, just as Israel has been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians.
Do you know that one-third of the Lebanese civilians murdered by Israel's attacks on civilian residential districts are children? That is the report from Jan Egeland, the emergency relief coordinator for the UN. He says it is impossible for help to reach the wounded and those buried in rubble, because Israeli air strikes have blown up all the bridges and roads. Considering how often (almost always) Israel misses Hezbollah targets and hits civilian ones, one might think that Israeli fire is being guided by US satellites and US military GPS. Don't be surprised at US complicity. Why would the puppet be any less evil than the puppet master?
Of course, you don't know these things, because the US print and TV media do not report them.
Because Bush is so proud of himself, you do know that he has blocked every effort to stop the Israeli slaughter of Lebanese civilians. Bush has told the UN "NO." Bush has told the European Union "NO." Bush has told the pro-American Lebanese prime minister "NO." Twice. Bush is very proud of his firmness. He is enjoying Israel's rampage and wishes he could do the same thing in Iraq.
Does it make you a Proud American that "your" president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?
On July 20, "your" House of Representatives voted 410-8 in favor of Israel's massive war crimes in Lebanon. Not content with making every American complicit in war crimes, "your" House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press, also "condemns enemies of the Jewish state."
Who are the "enemies of the Jewish state"?
They are the Palestinians whose land has been stolen by the Jewish state, whose homes and olive groves have been destroyed by the Jewish state, whose children have been shot down in the streets by the Jewish state, whose women have been abused by the Jewish state. They are Palestinians who have been walled off into ghettos, who cannot reach their farm lands or medical care or schools, who cannot drive on roads through Palestine that have been constructed for Israelis only. They are Palestinians whose ancient towns have been invaded by militant Zionist "settlers" under the protection of the Israeli army who beat and persecute the Palestinians and drive them out of their towns. They are Palestinians who cannot allow their children outside their homes because they will be murdered by Israeli "settlers."
The Palestinians who confront Israeli evil are called "terrorists." When Bush forced free elections on Palestine, the people voted for Hamas. Hamas is the organization that has stood up to Israel. This means, of course, that Hamas is evil, anti-Semitic, un-American and terrorist. The US and Israel responded by cutting off all funds to the new government. Democracy is permitted only if it produces the results Bush and Israel want.
Israelis never practice terror. Only those who are in Israel's way are terrorists.
Another enemy of the Jewish state is Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a militia of Shi'ite Muslims created in 1982 when Israel first invaded Lebanon. During this invasion the great moral Jewish state arranged for the murder of refugees in refugee camps. The result of Israel's atrocities was Hezbollah, which fought the Israeli Army, defeated it, and drove it out of Lebanon. Today Hezbollah not only defends southern Lebanon but also provides social services such as orphanages and medical care.
To cut to the chase, the enemies of the Jewish state are any Muslim country not ruled by an American puppet friendly to Israel. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the oil emirates have sided with Israel against their own kind, because they are dependent either on American money or on American protection from their own people. Sooner or later these totally corrupt governments that do not represent the people they rule will be overthrown. It is only a matter of time.
Indeed Bush and Israel may be hastening the process in their frantic effort to overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran. Both governments have more popular support than Bush has, but the White House Moron doesn't know this. The Moron thinks Syria and Iran will be "cakewalks" like Iraq, where ten proud divisions of the US military are tied down by a few lightly armed insurgents.
If you are still a Proud American, consider that your pride is doing nothing good for Israel or for America.
On July 20 when "your" House of Representatives, following "your" US Senate, passed the resolution in support of Israel's war crimes, the most powerful lobby in Washington, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), quickly got out a press release proclaiming "The American people overwhelming support Israel's war on terrorism and understand that we must stand by our closest ally in this time of crisis."
The truth is that Israel created the crisis by invading a country with a pro-American government. The truth is that the American people do not support Israel's war crimes, as the CNN quick poll results make clear and as was made clear by callers into C-Span.
Despite the Israeli spin on news provided by US "reporting," a majority of Americans do not approve of Israeli atrocities against Lebanese civilians. Hezbollah is located in southern Lebanon. If Israel is targeting Hezbollah, why are Israeli bombs falling on northern Lebanon? Why are they falling on Beirut? Why are they falling on civilian airports? On schools and hospitals?
Now we arrive at the main point. When the US Senate and House of Representatives pass resolutions in support of Israeli war crimes and condemn those who resist Israeli aggression, the Senate and House confirm Osama bin Laden's propaganda that America stands with Israel against the Arab and Muslim world.
Indeed, Israel, which has one of the world's largest per capita incomes, is the largest recipient of US foreign aid. Many believe that much of this "aid" comes back to AIPAC, which uses it to elect "our" representatives in Congress.
This perception is no favor to Israel, whose population is declining, as the smart ones have seen the writing on the wall and have been leaving. Israel is surrounded by hundreds of millions of Muslims who are being turned into enemies of Israel by Israel's actions and inhumane policies.
The hope in the Muslim world has always been that the United States would intervene in behalf of compromise and make Israel realize that Israel cannot steal Palestine and turn every Palestinian into a refugee.
This has been the hope of the Arab world. This is the reason our puppets have not been overthrown. This hope is the reason America still had some prestige in the Arab world.
The House of Representatives resolution, bought and paid for by AIPAC money, is the final nail in the coffin of American prestige in the Middle East. It shows that America is, indeed, Israel's puppet, just as Osama bin Laden says, and as a majority of Muslims believe.
With hope and diplomacy dead, henceforth America and Israel have only tooth and claw. The vaunted Israeli army could not defeat a rag tag militia in southern Lebanon. The vaunted US military cannot defeat a rag tag, lightly armed insurgency drawn from a minority of the population in Iraq, insurgents, moreover, who are mainly engaged in civil war against the Shi'ite majority.
What will the US and its puppet master do? Both are too full of hubris and paranoia to admit their terrible mistakes. Israel and the US will either destroy from the air the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iran so that civilized life becomes impossible for Muslims, or the US and Israel will use nuclear weapons to intimidate Muslims into acquiescence to Israel's desires.
Muslim genocide in one form or another is the professed goal of the neoconservatives who have total control over the Bush administration. Neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz has called for World War IV (in neocon thinking WW III was the Cold War) to overthrow Islam in the Middle East, deracinate the Islamic religion and turn it into a formalized, secular ritual.
Rumsfeld's neocon Pentagon has drafted new US war doctrine that permits pre-emptive nuclear attack on non-nuclear states.
Neocon David Horowitz says that by slaughtering Palestinian and Lebanese civilians, "Israel is doing the work of the rest of the civilized world," thus equating war criminals with civilized men.
Neocon Larry Kudlow says that "Israel is doing the Lord's work" by murdering Lebanese, a claim that should give pause to Israel's Christian evangelical supporters. Where does the Lord Jesus say, "go forth and murder your neighbors so that you may steal their lands"?
The complicity of the American public in these heinous crimes will damn America for all time in history.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

welcome to our new neighbours in space; Ceres, UB 313 and Charon

Approx reading time: 1 min 38 seconds

The headline news in "The Star " today, has been the addition of three new planets into the solar system. The International Astronamical Union (IAU) which has been an arbiter of planetary nomencluture since 1919, has received a new definition of a planet from a special committee of seven experts that has been set up two years ago.

The new recommended definition of a planet is : A planet is a celestial body that (a) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (b) is in orbit around a star, and is neither a star nor a satellite.

The ancient description of a planet was " an object that wanders against a backdrop of fixed stars" and is no longer valid in a modern age of advanced telescopes.

According to the panel of experts that were given the task of defining what a planet was, many factors had to be taken into consideration. However, after two years of confering ,their main goal being a new definition of the word 'planet'. They have come to a unanimous agreement that in future , a planet should be defined as a celestial body that is big enough for its gravity field to form a near-spherical shape.

The object must also be in orbit around the sun, or another star, but not as a satellite of another planet, which rules out the Moon and the larger moons of the other planets.They have thus chosen gravity as the determining factor.

Recent new discoveries have been made of objects in the outer regions of our solar system that have sizes comparable to and larger than Pluto. Thus, calling into question whether or not they should be considered planets.

The three new planets are Charon, once considered a moon of Pluto, but now described as its double planet. Ceres, formerly known as an asteroid or mino planet, and UB 313 (it has to be formally named, although it has been nicknamed Xena) was only identified last year.

There are now eight "classical" planets, three 'plutons" - those planets that are similar in size to Pluto with extremely wid solar orbits- and the asteroid -like Ceres.

The new definition means that there are possibly another two dozen known objects in the solar system that may be considered a planets.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Im now connected .... constantly

Approx. reading time: 20 seconds

About two months ago, my lap-top was stolen :) :) :)

Today, i got a new one, so, i will now, hopefully be able to post everytime I think of something important, and not forget everything that i want to say (as the case has been) , so, in future, topics may be vaster than just boys, boys, boys...

Friday, August 11, 2006

I am no longer Rupenzel !!!

Approx reading time: 60 seconds

caution: this is a VERY vain subject!!!

I CUT MY HAIR and now i hate my hairstyle..
okay, im being awfully dramatic here, and i DO still have loads of hair on my head, but its not as much as there was... and i want my hair back :( :( :(

see, for the last year or so, I have really long, almost-till-my-waist-long .. straight -as -a pin- dark brown hair, and everybody kept commenting on how lovely it was.. so, I figured, that there had to be Lots of nazir (evil eye) on my hair. (mum agreed)

anyhow, on tuesday, everyone was planning on leaving early from the lab, so, i decided to go and watch a movie (again!!!) but, when i got to rosebank, the movie that i wanted to watch had already begun, and the next show was too late, so, i went shopping... (bought lots of unnecessary stuff) and then, on the spur-of-the-moment, i decide to go and have my hair done...

What i didnt realise is that when the woman showed me how much she was gonna "trim off" my hair was wet, so, naturally, when it gets dry, it gets shorter.. so, now, im sitting with hair that is just pass my shoulders, (has a nice tousled look with all the irritating layers) and even though everyone says it looks really nice, it feels as though a part of me is missing...

Hope it grows back quickly....

Thursday, August 10, 2006

If only

There is a guy... (as there always is ), but, this guy is amazingly handsome, stunningly sexy and has the loveliest pair of hands that i have ever seen on a guy. I have had a HUGE, CONSTANT crush on him all my life (even after all the other men that i have had the Bad luck of being attracted to, this guy is the standard by which all others are measured). He has always been the guy, and when i see him/ speak to him, my heart starts to race, my hands start feeling clammy and my heart skips a beat when he smiles at me...

now, he is a sort-of friend, my family know his family, His sister is my aunts best friend blah blah, all relations that need to be made have been made, except for the most imp. one....

His mother adores me, and my mum and i bumped into her while we were shopping on tuesday afternoon, and she and i got into a conversation about knitting.. now, this lady wants to knit a scarf, cos of the cold, and she asked me for advice about the color/ number of stitches she must make/ needles she must use.. everything, i might as well have said" Let me knit it for u " ... (btw, I do know about knitting, since my family is in the fabric and haberdashery business)

After the knitting seminar, my nephew decided to go with her to her shop, and so, we had to go back to their business to fetch him, (which was the perfect excuse to see THE GUY!!! )

Walking away from their shop, nephew in tow, mum says to me... If that woman had her way, u woulkd def. be married to her son by now... (sigh) if only !!!!

Women's Day

Happy Belated Women's day to my fellow women.... Hope you all had a splendid day...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The day after the day after the date ...

Oh my freaking word..... THE date was the most excrutiating, horrible, horrendous, dull, boring, serious, terrible.,.. did i mention Horribly boring? ...

needless to say, this dude was NOT my type, and regardless of what the friend that set me up siad, he WAS NOT my type.. I felt absolutely NO attraction, interest, admiration towards him what-so-ever.... i was merely THERE !!!

okay, maybe im being a terribly cruel B**** , but he was soooo unexciting,that when i tried to make a joke, he didnt respond. He just sat there, and changed the topic (into a critically serious one) in less than a minute... By serious i mean... app. he doesnt just watch ANY movie, becuase that is just a waste of time, only movies by Acclaimed directors are worth watching... HA !!!

Aside from his character, his dress sense has to be questioned.. AND THE SHOES (WTF!@!!! need i say more) (as u many have figured by now, I have a thing for shoes!!!) and to top it, as if the package wasnt bad enough, he had a really squeaky voice as well.... so, I tried and succeeded in cutting the "coffee" short, by saying that i had to meet up with friends soon, and left him sitting in the dull coffeeshop (his choice , not mine) to finish his milkshake, and walked away as fast as my legs could carry me...

Later in the evening, he sent me an sms, saying that he enjoyed the coffee...
( 1: he had milkshake, i had tea... no coffee was involved...
2: does that mean he enjoyed the drink/ the company/ or both
3: I didnt know how to reply, since... I didnt enjoy the company, and due to my flu, I drank the tea, but my tastebuds are currently on respite, so, i didnt taste it, hence, couldn't really say i enjoyed it now could I .. cos, even though I may be horrible, cruel and A B**** of note, i do not lie....

But, i hope that he got the message ..i.e. That i would NOT like to repeat the experience.. ever, ever again!!!

following this meeting, I contacted the 'friend" (and i use the term loosely) and told if she ever dares to set me up with one of her boyfriends "retarded" friends ever again, she will lose THE most valuable thing in her life.. My FRIENDSHIP>>> hope that she too, has got the point....

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Ive been sucked into The vortex AGAIN !!!

I have another blind date, tomorrow afternoon...

Details on monday ...

P.S. Request for prayers, so that I may survive this one !!!

Friday, August 04, 2006

You never know...

Life is sometimes so scary and unpredictable...

there was this girl in my class in grade 8-9. she wa a brilliant student, bubbly personality, always with a smile on her face, the most amazing sense of humor ... she was really really wonderful. Anywayz, as all freindships go, (esp after high school) we lost touch since she went to another university, but, about 3 yrs ago, we re-acquianted, since she had a lift-club from my campus, (and we had mutual friends.)

After completely her degree in pharmacy, she was/is currently doing her community service at the local hospital about 10km from her house. On her way to work early last wed/thurs morning, she was involved in a head-on-collision at the main intersection out of her suburb... She had right of way at the traffic light, but the driver of a truck jumped the light, and slammed into her car....

she is now critical , on life support machines, has internal bleeding and a broken femur, but due to the bleeding, they cannot operate on her....

I cant even imagine what her parents might be going through...

Its unbelievable how life and all that seems important can change in a mere second, and due to neglegience of others innocent people get hurt ....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

When advice is NOT required!!!

I have a frind, who has spent the past 2 yrs trying to make an idiot of a girl try to fall in love with him. he did the sweetest things, sending her flowers to work( yes, flowers feature as the MOST romantic gesture in my books... ) writing awesomely soppy letters and dropping them off at her postbox outside her house, and basically being the all-round good guy that is just a figment of most girls imagination. Anyway, this chic didnt like him, she felt that she was

to get so seriously involved with someone (she is 23,and he is 25) ... so, after a good few months of mopping around and being depressed, he has found another girlfriend...

New problem: this new chic, saw him a few times, sent her friends over to get HIS number, and then SHE calledf HIM and they are now going out, and almost gonna be proposed (indian style) and engaged quite soon.

I met with him and his new PERSON in sandton city this weekend, where i got an intro. to her, and I have taken an instant dislike to this girl.. u know how sometimes u meet people, and before u can even have a converstaion you know they you will never be buddies? well, thats what happened.

Later, after i left them, he calls me( he had just dropped her off at home to change before they went out again) and asks "what do u think of her?" "Is she pretty?' etc, etc, etc...

what did he expect me to say? so, i told him that she seems nice... and he said ONLY NICE? and then i said she is quite pretty? and he said only Pretty? i mean HELLOOOO , this is your new Girlfriend, You cannot go around and ask your friends what they think about her! If i had to tell him... I think she is strange, unfriendly, not so pretty, and just after you for your money... what would he do? will he break -up with her just cos i said so? I certainly wouldn't want a person that may be interested in me, to go and ask all his female friends what they think of me!!! doesnt the first rule of a relationship state (somewhere) that the relationship is only the two people involved? Are guys so insecure, that they have to ask thier close friends if "they look nice together" before they can even consider moving forward in a relationship? sure, we ladies hang around with our friends and discuss situaitons that we are in, but when important stuff needs decisions to be made, we make our own...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

upcoming plans

As some of u may know, the 9th of August is woman's Day in South Africa... (and to those taht forgot... its a public holiday next wednesday) ...

And since we are about 20 females in the department and a fewer amount of guys we have all decided to go out and have a fun day in the sun(hopefully ). we are going for PAINTBALL... (all are welcome!!!!) Im really excited, and soooo lokking forward to it, since i havent been for about 3 yrs, and im organising it all, so, its gonna be a blast!!!

Another MAJOR event is happening this wknd... i am going to watch PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN on sat. Booked my tickets already... so, gonna see Johnny in all his gold-toothed glory !!!! yippppepeeeee ......

Friday, July 28, 2006

Its none of your business !!!

Im going to start off with some happy thoughts, cos im quite angry about the main topic that im gonna post about...

when i got to my lab this morning, there was one perfect pink rose in a beaker (yes, a beaker) on my desk. it was so beautiful, however, there was no note attached to it, so, i made it my mission of the day, to find out where the rose came from... I asked every single person in ther entire department, but no-one knows where it came from, app. its been there since about 7 this morning... so, it would seem as though one of my many wishes came true, and even though i didnt get an entire bouquet, i did get some sort of Flora for my birthday .. yay!!!

now for the upsetting part...
my mum and dad, and dad's brother and his wife, went to visit a cousin cos he and his family were held up, in their home a few days ago, and the man and his wife were beaten uip quite badly. (shame)
anyway, this is a snippet of the conversation that took plasce btw the three ladies:

B**** Aunty: How was your son's wedding?
Mum: oh, it went very well.
BA: but he is so young, my nephew (who is a dumb ass) doesnt want to get married just yet, he says he is enjoying life ... SILENCE ...
BA: you know, my daughters are studing arabic from home, because they said they dont want to go to university, if parents know what there children get up to at the campuses, they wont allow there children to go...
BA: (without allowing either mum or my aunt to say anything) Isn't your daughter still at campus? she has been there for soooo many years!!!
Mum: yes, but its not like shes there because she is faling or anything, she is finishing her Masters this yr.
BA: silence (cos, the dumb B**** prob. doesnt know what Msc is!!)

then she says:
you know, I dont allow my daughters to take the car and go anywhere alone, but we always see your daughter coming into the complex to fetch her friend "S" . My daughters just sit at home!!!
Mum: its not like like go to strange places or anything, but, you cant keep them locked at home you know ....

What the F*** is wrong with this woman... she is FAR family, she sees me once every 24 months (if she is lucky) and she sat with my mum, and tried finding faults about me. I mean, im sorry but if her daughters are dumb, barbie wannabees that have droppe dout of school, (and thats why they wont go to university) don't come and pick on me for your shit... besides aunty, your innocent daughters don't even have to go to university to do the stuff that all the other immature, small shits of today are doing, cos they doing right under your freaking fat nose...
AND, your daughters dont go out anywhere, becuase BOTH their boyfriends are always in YOUR house, and taking your daughters out, so, they dont have any other friends that they have to meet/ socialzie with.....

Gosh, im so angry, what right do people like this have, to talk about others like this. To defame character, and jump to conclusions just becuase we study? And if my parents trust me, and know that im not doing anything sinister, what business it is of hers or anyone esle for that matter....

These Indian aunties seriously, have nothing better to do, than to sit and slander, and spread rumors , why dont they look at their own families, and try changing them FIRST !!!

My best friend's sister gave birth to a baby girl yesterday... so, the newborn angel, now shares her birthday with me... The OLD ANGEL !!!

if u cannot read the cartoon it says:

Farmer: What are you talking about? Just lay eggs !
Hen: Not without an epidural !!!

i thought it was really funny ....

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Happy Birthday to ME ME ME !!!

I have decided to screen my past year, the way CNN and BBC do on the 31st of december every year!!
so, these are the highlights of my 24th year on planet Earth my fellow earthlings...

27-07-2005 --- 27-07-2006

exciting, interesting, invigorating, life-altering, confidence-enhancing, woth-determining, and definitely character moulding....

24 was the age that i think that i've "FOUND MYSELF" ... so, hopefully, ive averted the quater life crisis then hey...

It has been a wonderful yr, filled with more joy than sorrow (thankfully) , laughter and a realisation that u cannot control your future, but when the future sneaks up on you, you should embrace it, and not run scared into the night!!! (i may be turning philosophical in my old age )

contrary to popular belief, i DONT use a microscope in my lab,but i do have a pH meter, so i thought id give a scientific analogy:

When changing the pH of a solution, the pH rangees from 1-14, 1 being acidic and 14 very basic, neutral is 7 (you all should remeber this this from grade 7/8 science anyway) so, in order to adjust to an acid, one uses a stronger acid (eg. hydrochloric acid , drop at a time,) and to make a bsic solution, sodium hydroxide or the like) but, in both cases, there is a fine point whereby just a half a drop in excess may cause the pH to change drastically.

in the same way, (yes, there was a reason for the science lesson) our reactions to certain situations should be withheld, and the results will be in less catastrophic if we just take the time, and do things slowly, drop by drop !!!

A few stats from my yr:
weddings attended: 7
engagements : 3
Baby showers : 2
bridal Showers : 4
Birthday bashes : 6
Family do's : too many to count
Blind dates / set-ups : 6
Almost set-up's: 2
Awkward refusals to set -ups : 2 (esp when the guy i kinda had a crush on, wanted to set me up with a friend of his )...
AND, the second one was a fairy-tale viewing, Rupunzel style... I was on the 4th floor balcony at our apartment, and this guy was on the ground floor, it was after sunset, (so i couldnt see properly) and it was meant to be a "viewing" of sorts !!!

experiments that have worked for my Msc : approx. 12 (not enough)
conferences attended : 3 local, 1 national
car accidents involved in: 1 - my fault (bumper bash)
2 - recipient of a bumper bash (bashee not basher)
3 - bumper got ripped off, I wasnt in the car at the time, was standing on the sidewalk, staring in disbelief!!!
Holidays: 2 (durban and Cape Town both really awesome)
and most importantly
Amount of hrs spent shopping: approx 208 hrs (52 weeks , with average of 4 hrs a wk)
therefore, more tahn enough calories burnt walking the shopping malls (esp with bags) and no additional exercise needed !!!

therefore, its been a fruitful year... hopeful 25 will be just as wonderful!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Birthday Blues

Isn't it funny how single people and attached people experience different things on their birthdays?
I guess the nicest thing about your birthday,if u are in some sort of "romantic association at the time would be :
(being an eternally pathetic romantic at heart) i would expect the significant other to call the "birthday- person" at exactly 00h00 on the day, so that he/she is the first person to wish X a happy birthday, and then, later in the day, a huge bunch of the person's favorite flowers will be sent to their job/lab/office/shop/home.

whereas, single people wont wait for a specific person to call, and therefore, (hopefully) wont get upset if 1 person forgot to call/ sms, they will most probably be sleeping when the clock strikes 12, so, no unwanted calls to wake u up, and flowers just die anyway, so why waste money right?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

by the by..

quick post , have a meeting with the powers that make/break me i.e. my supervisor (who has returned after 2 wks in brazil n 3 wks in UK) so, no time today...

Wtched The Lake House... "surreal but nice" !!!!" Read somewhere that the movie was called " A Fantasy Gem " . I may be a bit biased though, cos it was a romantic, fluffy movie with the sweet ending that always has me in tears at the end!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006


to all those that have dstv, and are at home on a friday night.... (and ladies that thought Freddie Prince Jnr. was gorgeous.) watch his new sitcom FREDDIE (original hey?) on GO!(not sure if it was re-runs at 9'o clock or if thats the time of the show) it is really, really hilarious. I watched it for the first time, and the one-liners are witty and smart. eg. Freddie's friend got a new girlfriend and she was a really dumb blonde. When F got an intro to her, she on a tee-shirt with "pyscho chic" across the front... so, after the intro, Freddie says: "psycho chic, WOW! u come with the label!!! (n she didnt get it)

anywayz, Being the impatient person that i am, i was really anxious to go and have alook at the sky-rink that VIrgin-Mobile had put up at the Nelson Mandela Square, so I went down on sat. afternoon . Its really cool, and looks very inviting, but, I scted my age, n didnt go skating cos there were a whole lot of teeny-weeny bobbers on the ice.. I think a weekday should be fun to do it ....

Best friend and I took a long drive yesterday to "springs" (very small, sad town bout 45 mins from JHB) cos Best friend no. 2 's sister had a baby, so the family had a huge lunch. About 350 ppl were invited, all ooohing and aaaahhhing over a 2kg baby, that slept through-out his Welcome-to the-world bash, and we ended sitting on a table with ex-campus mates who are now ALL married and have an average of two kids each, and one on the way, so the topics varied from Epidurals, milk formulas, kids eating habits and Household choresand local gossipabout the over-aged "aunties " that live next door... we were not entertained and i hope i never EVER become like them... cos they were VERY BORING !!!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Please Help !!!!

im just a silly, stupid sentimental fool, but, I need some advice. Remember the Dr. Idiot? Well, his Birthday is on the 25th, (tuesday) n im not sure if i should email/sms him to wish him happy birthday or not. Its not that i want to be his friend or anything dumb like that... but i always, always, wish every person that i know Happy Birthday( even those ppl that are no longer my friends get an sms/ email from me) cos ur b-day, is the one day in the yr, when u can be happy n feel important cos ur buzzing with messages the whole day..

therefore, i have decided to run a poll of my own, (the way CNN is running their dumb-ass one on whether Isreal has a right to bomb Lebanon? I mean get a freaking life???? 44% of the ignorant shmuck asses said yes!!!! ) n then i will decide to be sweet or a BITCH !!!!

JHB hospitality

while i was away at the conference (3 wks ago,) i met 2 very snobbish indian girls from Cape Town. Myself, being the naturally friendly person that i am, went up to them, introduced myself n started talking to them, but the next day when i greeted, they turned away without replying to my greeting.. thats when my "bitch" side got activated, and i didnt even smile at them thereafter.

But, on the wednesday(which was the last day of the con.) i met 3 other indian, muslim girls who are also SCIENTISTS... YES, it was a big deal, i mean, not, one, but THREE, !!! these girls were really sweet, and at the banquet that nite, they asked the waiter to bring me a plate of Halaal food to the table that i was sitting at, so that i didnt have to stand in the long queue with eveyone else. Upon returning home, i emailed one of them, to thank them for their kindness, and since them, we have become email-buddies. so, when she emailed Yesterday and asked if i could help a friend of hers that is in JHB for a course, i agreed to help her friend out.

So, met this girl n took her Fordsburg(naturally, thats were all the good food is..) and got her some nice Halaal food , took her around to show her the very unexciting sights n sounds(where do u take someone thats has the BEACH as their ourdoor entertainment here in the highveld?) and then dropped her back off at her hotel room... she was a really lovely person, with a Capetonian accent N it was her first time in jozi.....

Thursday, July 20, 2006

today, in a week

a week from today, i will be turning a quarter of a century old ... !!! sob, sob,laugh , laugh (dont wont whether to laugh or cry... )

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

why ???? u ask!!

for all those that want to know y i have a stupid, dumb-ass pic of a microscope attached to my profile.....

its becos..

even though he has known me for SEVEN yrs, the only thing that my inventor/discoveror ZEE could suggest as a pic for me when he was explaning how to attach the silly pic was a microscope.... A MICROSCOPE for crying out loud??? I dont even use a microscope in my lab... but, nevertheless, just to humour u darling zee, i now have a picture of a boring microscope (tried getting a compund electron microscopeto make it exciting (yay!!) but the size was too big, but, it will be edited SOON... !!!!

The Mistress of Spices

I took the morning off from work today, and I went to watch The Mistress of Spices.... Not because of Aishwairya Rai, but becos the review given in the newspaper on sunday, wasnt a good one, so I had to judge for myself.... and I thought it was really, really SWEET!!! (spices included lol) Ash looked stunning(esp in the red sari), as always, but she isnt my fav. Bollywood star, but the hunky Dylan Mcdermott was soooooo sexy... I guess i can understand the movie critics view-point, but if u leave ur thinking-brain at the door, I think one will enjoy the show.. the moral of the story is that Love finds u, even when u dont know what love is ... true example of serendipity

Monday, July 17, 2006

Cars, Hobbies and all things nice!!

I have so much to say, that i dont know where to begin...

Took my nephew out on saturday evening to watch "cars"... he fell asleep halfway through the movie, but i enjoyed it tremendously. It was soo soo cute... The "girl" car,(Sally) was a lilac porsche, and the sound effects of the movie were so brilliantly done, that when she drives off, u can be forgiven for thinking that a porsche just passed u by... the storyline was really brilliant and Owen Wilson's voice was perfect as "Lightning McQueen."

The where Lightning lands up in, is called Radiator Springs, a neglected small town in Carbarator Canyon. His new found best friend is a rusty truck called Tow Mater, and the dude that owns the tyre fitment centre is Italian, so his son( the forklift) has made a Leaning tower of Tyres outside their garage.... it was adorable!!!

I would def. rate this movie a close second to the Shrek editions. My favourite quote from the movie rite now is" U don't need to know where u going, u should just remember where you've been" (im sure i will pick up a few more, after watching it a trillion times at home on dvd..)

Tried going to watch The BREAK-UP yesterday , but got to the Zone at half-five exactly, and the only seats available were in the front row, so we gave it a miss and went for supper instead(food is always an option) ... planning on going to watch it tomorrow(hopefully, cos im running experiments simultanously today so, i think i deserve at least a halfa day off, and then i will come in after 2 o' clock tom, and do another quick exp.

Latest Hobby
in between my busy schedule and juggling time, i try to always take up new hobbies, which i get a really good start on, and then my interest rapidly dwindles.. i started Waterpainting, bought the canvas and the works , read up as much as i could 'bout it, and after my first pic (which my brother said looked like a preschool child had painted" i shelved the idea. a few months later, i ventured into a bead shop in melville and hence, a new hobbie was born. however, i had no patience to sit and make swarovzki crystal earrings and necklace pieces, so i stuck to making really pretty key-rings with the bauble crystal at the end of the ring etc. but, after making and giving them to all my friends, family and work-mates, I ran out of keys, to attache the key-rings to..... and thats when my new and current hobby was born. while vegging out, and watching TV, i saw an advert of the new "Creative Papercraft" , went out and bought the first edition, (wherein i saw all the cool free stuff u receive if u subscribe)so, i am now a subscriber to Papercraft, and every two weeks I have to go the post office, stand in a long and S-L-OW queue of ppl, so that i can receive my parcel!!! and thats not all, does anyone knbow how much handmade paper costs? I have now officially spent hundreds(if not over a thousand ) of rands on bits n pieces of coloured paper that were once poor trees, but had the misfortune of being grown in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now, they have been turned into Japanese paper, Handmade paper, acid-free paper, silk paper, crepe paper ... but, nevertheless, this is a hobby which i can actually DO, and the end-products are quite pretty... so, if anyone hasnt had their birthday yet this yr, u know what kinda birthday u'll be getting... A handmade one specially from Ruby!!!!
(gotta go work now, so,my best-friend's "tea- serving " story will have to be told tomorrow!!! )

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the best things in life are ... EXTINCT!!!

Some may find this strange, but i have always had a fascination with the dodo bird.. mayb its becos this bird had been linked to dinosaurs and pre-historic creatures, or mayb its becos the dodo is the National bird of Mauritius (ha ha ha, n all ppl from there may strive to portray their characters as the dodo bird... hmmm, ) nonetheless, ive always liked this extinct creature. whilst in PMB , we stopped over at the Natal museum (which had freaky larger than life ants and insects on the entrance wall) and we saw the most wonderful displays( never been to a museum before, so it was quite an experince for me)... The dodo however, was the coolest !!!
so, took a pic n when i got home, showed it to my almost-4-yr-old nephew, who couldnt understand 1) what he was supposed to look at. 2) what extinct meant 3) after showing him a pic of a tiger also at the museum, he asked me if the tiger was also Extinct!!! (he is really very cute) and then, he got bored with me n my museum pics and fell off to sleep!!!!

its a pity, the children of this generation may nevr find the simple things in life as fascinating as the dodo bird!!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


for those ppl that dont know what SASBMB stand for... Shame on u .. (go to post" away from the madness"

Anywayz, my trip was such a blast. The conference was really very informative, with 15 plenary speakers (13 were international) and a total of 280 delegates .. (and i was one of them!!!) so, the talks were okay, some were really fascinating and some were so boring that i nodded off into bliss two mintues into the talk...
The food was edible, the B& B that we stayed at was really nice and the trip as a whole, was a wonderful bonding sessions for the 5 of us that went.

we spent the entire day of monday at the confernence, so on tuesday morn we decided to skip a few, n go out sightseeing around the Midlands of Kwazilu Natal... The pic of the waterfall( was taken from my cellphone), is the Howick falls, which is apparently the longest/tallest falls in Southern Africa. The tour groups there offer a package were u can hike (5 kms) to the base of the falls to have a picnic etc, and then hike back, but, due to time constraints, we were unable to do that!!!
so, after the falls, we went to the Natal Botanical Gradens.. and the 2nd pic is THE Plant Tree Avenue.. which is really awesome, and pretty cool to walk through...
After the gardens (and a walk in the forest) got back to the conference in time for one of us to give her talk, after which we took part in a volleyball tournament (we called ourselves Ubercool Jozi Chicks (UJ get it?) anywayz, we lost in the first round of the tournament, but i reckon that the coastal uni's have an unfair advantage, cos they play beach volleyball more often than us highvelders right?? but it was fun nontheless....

Monday, July 10, 2006

ITALY !!!!!

well done to Italy, and to all the really HOT guys on the team that made it so much easier to watch the match.... :> :>

Friday, June 30, 2006

A week away from the madness ...

This post is to notify all my newly-acquired-blog-friends (once again.. THANK YOU ZEE!!!lol) that i will be away at a conference hosted by the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) which is running from 2-6th july in Pietermaritzburg... so no entries for the next wk...

I will be acting all professional, and im even presenting a poster on the research that i have done thus far... (impressive hey?) The title of my poster is : THE ANALYSIS OF HSP 70 GENES IN WILD TYPE(COL-O) AND MUTANT(EDS 16-1) ARABIDOPSIS CELL LINES USING SUPPRESSION SUBTRACTIVE HYBRIDIZATION (SSH) ....

yeah, i know, its a mouthful, but im hoping to have lots of nerdy fun... n hopefully if the weather is good, we planning on driving down to Durban for the day... The BEACH... YAY!!!!

so, until next week..

Thursday, June 29, 2006

googlisms on my name...

i tried the googlism on my name... here are some of the weird things it said about me... (*) .. not real name :> :>
ruby* is an amazing singer/guitarist ( i cant even sing in the shower!!!)
ruby is working at a greenbrier elementary school with people shorter than her(they must be REALLY short people... !!!!)
ruby is a 27 year old asian woman with two young children (i will be 27 in two yrs n 30 days time, n not likely to have ONE let alone TWO kids by then at the rate that the set-ups are going...)
ruby is truely a phenomenon .. YEAH.. thats true !!!
ruby is the second eldest true again!!!
ruby is stable (havent been admitted yet, so, methinks thats true
ruby is holding her regular morning classes to teach muslim women in kerala how to read and write (wouldnt mind having the classes, but not in kerala)
ruby is a bimonthly newspaper and a federation of revolutionary anarchists in canada (im so cool, i have a newspaper named after me ha ha ha )
ruby is also in this distinguished group, they are all regarded as perfect ( u read it right, puuuurfect !!!!!
ruby is cherished by mahometan writers (perfect, n cherished, truly a phenomenon!!!)
ruby is quite uncommon in lebanon (????)
ruby is a licensed minister and a born again blues woman (minister hmmm, i wonder of what? mayb Science n Technology in bout 10 yrs time? )

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

for a good laugh!!! will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name here or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms below.

go to, and type in ur name...

Friday, June 23, 2006

Words worth pondering over..

I know, im being quite reflective today...

Tomorrow is Not Promised

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbour, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realise
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realised
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity,
all occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses, or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from;
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks your heart,
forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart...

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...

Talk to people you have never talked to before,
and actually listen,
let yourself fall in love,
break free and set your sights high...

Hold your head up
because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.

Create your own life
and then go out and live it!
"Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last...
Tomorrow is Not Promised"

You cannot do kindness too soon
because you never know how soon it will be too late