Monday, December 31, 2007

warm ears and rollicking tummies

Monday, December 31, 2007

I've been very jumpy and nervous all week long, well last week since its monday. even today. i had to present my project and i wasn't really prepared, i knew what i wanted to say but i didn't get a chance to rehearse all of it in my head or arrange all the points into a nice flowing explanation. ah anyway. the lecturers said my design was good, and they seemed to really like it, so thats a relief.this is my project. for more pictures go to my facebook account.my stomach gets all giddy when i'm nervous. i also seem to smile a really wide cheesy beam when i'm nervous presenting stuff.


i watched atonement on friday even though i was supposed to be working on my project>_>. but in lieu of the events of the day i felt i deserved a break and it was so worth it, the movie was really really good! i don't like keira knightly but saoirse ronan and james mcavoy were brilliant. ilham was going on and on about her james, but i was really impressed by saoirse, she's really good for someone so young and very pretty in a light, watery blue eyed way. even though the movie was slow it added to the whole feel, kinda artsy and emotional. one of the parts which impressed me most was the scene at the beach, it was like a whole 4.5 minutes of winding through the beach in a single shot, no cuts. that was some feat. according to imdb.com it took under 5 takes, so its even more impressive they were able to synchronise everything. if you've watched it then you know how difficult that must've been.

on saturday after watching the movie we had another adventure, this time involving aziza's padlock v3.0. see, aziza had a padlock, the supposedly super security ones. but then for some reason it refused to open so she couldn't lock her wardrobe. so she bought a new one, and happily padlocked her wardrobe shut. then she realised she lost the keys. so she had to call the technician to cut it open. the next day she buys a new padlock and locks the wardrobe and goes to class. upon returning, though, she tries to open the padlock but something inside it cracks so she can't get it open. so i ask my dad if he can borrow a metal clipper thingy and bring it when hes picking me up. he says he can, but that it is huge and that he'd have to go up into the girls' hostel to clip it. i say never mind, just bring it we can at least try. and when he brings it, its huge!i mean, its gotta be 1 meter long and is heavy. but the three of us (me, mom and zah) manage to clip that darn padlock open. Yaaay!!


i'm so shy its embarrassing. geez. my ears get all warm and my body feels warm one second, and cold the next...


maymuna aka nuna aka munmun is super cute!!!


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

in, out and in again

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

what is it
that pulls us back in
even when we try to escape?
it is not by our free will;
it is them, again, as always
pushing and pressuring
with no escape route
or is it you
who's too cold to care?


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Yeah!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Malian Muslim footballer Frederic Kanoute, the striker of Spain's Seville FC, has saved the only mosque in the southern Spanish city of Seville from closure.

Kanoute has paid 510,860 euros (some $700,000) so that fellow Muslims in Seville would not find themselves without a mosque, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP) Thursday, December 13.

The privately owned mosque was due to be sold after a contract to use the premises by the local Muslim population had expired. But Kanoute stepped in to purchase the building. The 30-year-old striker has not made any comment on the matter.

But city authorities have confirmed that the property has been registered in Kanoute's name, according to the BBC Sport. It is estimated that Kanoute has spent almost a year's salary to buy the mosque.

Kanoute, , one of the finalists for the 2007 BBC African Footballer of the Year award, moved in 2005 from French champions Lyon to Seville FC, the 2006-07 Spanish league's third and the holder of last season's cup championship.

Grateful

Spanish Muslims said they really appreciate Kanoute's moving gesture. "If it had not been for Kanoute then we would not have had a mosque on Fridays, which is the most holy day of the week for Muslims," a spokesman for the Islamic Community of Spain was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

Kanoute, who has also created a foundation in his motherland Mali to help orphans, reverted to Islam 10 years ago. Last Ramadan, he impressed Spanish football fans by his unique performance though he was fasting.

Kanoute was crowned last year the league's top scorer with 20 goals, outperforming football legends such as Brazilian Ronaldinho.

Kanoute, a practicing Muslim who regularly performs his prayers even in the locker room, refused last season to wear a jersey advertising for an internet gambling site, because gambling is forbidden in Islam.

His team had to give him a brand-free jersey until he accepted wearing the sponsored jersey in return for money to an Islamic charity.


Friday, December 7, 2007

A thousand sunsets couldn't save me now

Friday, December 7, 2007

its back
that lonely
empty
feeling
theres a gaping yearning
for something you don't know
what belongs there
what is missing?
why am i not happy
how can i fix myself?
how do i accept what i am
and be comfortable
content
in my own skin?
how do i make this go away
why do i do this to myself
again
and again
shut it all out
who cares what they are doing
obsessing
and ignoring

quel est donc
Ce lien entre nous
Cette chose indéfinissable ?
Où vont ces destins qui se nouent
Pour nous rendre inséparables ?

On avance
Au fil du temps
Au gré du vent... ainsi...

On vit au jour le jour
Nos envies, nos amours
On s’en va sans savoir
On est toujours
Dans la même histoire...

Quel est donc
Ce qui nous sépare
Qui par hasard nous réunit ?
Pourquoi tant d’allers, de départs
Dans cette ronde infinie ?

On avance
Au fil du temps
Au gré du vent... ainsi...

On vit au jour le jour
Nos envies, nos amours
On s’en va sans savoir
On est toujours
Dans la même histoire...

On vit au jour le jour
Nos envies, nos amours
On s’en va sans savoir
On est toujours
Dans la même histoire...
La même histoire...


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Paris, je t'aime

Sunday, December 2, 2007

this movie is one of the best i have ever seen. it just brings back so many happy happy memories and warm fuzzy feelings that only paris can ignite.

i will have to go back there one day...thanks ilham for lending me the movie!!!




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