Sunday, November 20, 2005

Forest of Magic

It's been a long time since I've posted a poem! So here it goes, something I wrote long time ago and I've just finished it recently.

Forest of Magic

Its beauty, so alluring
Silently, speaking to you
Words that are curing
Guiding you through
There is a mysterious voice calling
Softly, whispering in your ears
A dazzling winds howling
And a shadow from far appears
Widely opening its arms
Inviting you to come along
With its irresistible charms
You lose the sense of right and wrong

You feel the magic of this place
As you drown into temptation
A temporary pleasure to embrace
Is it real or just your imagination?
So you walk few steps ahead
Not expecting what to find
Many thoughts are in your head
About the real world you left behind
And the fairy tales you have read before
Are nothing like what you have seen
A sensation that you cannot ignore
So peaceful and so serene

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Tom and Jerry

While watching this immortal cartoon yesterday, so many thoughts and memories came to my mind. Unfortunately, not all of them were that good! Of course no one likes to remember the many encounters with this not so good animal! The rat or mouse!!

Our home was cursed by having them when I was a kid and because of the location, we still get some every now and then! Well not much, you can say one or two every three years! I remember when I was a kid we used to hear their sounds when we were watching TV. They used to have a place behind the TV table. That time the regular traps with a piece of cheese worked. So we got rid of all of them almost and we thought we had an eternal peace.

Few years back while your poet was trying to watch TV in his living room, he heard this movement sound on the ground. He looked around and saw nothing. He thought, it must be the wind :P. He continued watching TV until he saw that ugly SOB peeking! So he screamed SHIT! A rat in my living room! And being so scared (yeah those ugly animals scare me, I rather face a lion and die than a mouse :P) He went to the expert; his father :D So everything was prepared and traps, cheese and poison. Next morning, bingo! The rat was caught! He was sentenced to death in a nearby trash dumpster. Peace at last! Hell no! The next night I saw another one walking around and being so proud of himself! So again I went to the expert and again the traps and so on.. Next morning.. nothing.. the next morning .. also nothing.. either he left or he is too smart! Yeah he is smarter than his predecessor. The expert at home could not catch him. He had to call the professional experts. The workers in the farm came and looked around here and there and finally the bad rat was found hiding in the stairs room inside a steel pipe. They killed him at last! In brutal way I should add ;)
The damage those rats did was notable; they chew the edge of the carpet and they cut the phone cable that I used to use to connect while I was watching TV.

After two years of peace, and in the holy month of Ramadhan before almost 2 years, again one of them came home. This time he entered the kitchen through the window which was left open unintentionally. My sister saw him while she was opening the oven! Yes dear readers, this SOB managed to get inside the oven and tasted our Ramadhanic food! And thank god my sister saw him or we would have probably eaten that food! YUCK! So again the expert was called to the battle and this time we managed to kill him manually! A rug was used to blind him and then maybe a wooden stick :D We made sure the window is locked properly at night and we went to sleep. Yours truly came from work just to see that the net thing in the window was torn and I announced the news. We set up the traps and so on and used that powerful glow and put it beside the window. Next morning, bingo!! Not one, they were two! Two ugly mice were caught and I guess the maid smashed their heads with a rock after seeing them stuck in the glow :P
I took a photo of them but I lose it :(

Before few days, I was reading in the news paper about a small Norwegian mouse that was put in an island and there was a censor on him but still he survived all the traps and was even able to travel to another island until finally he was caught!
Now who made these animals so smart? Did they transfer the knowledge they gained about the traps from generation to another? Or the mad scientists made them that way??

Another point is, why does Jerry represent the good in that cartoon while Tom is the evil? Why are they lying on the kids that follow it? It is misleading :P

Monday, November 07, 2005

Done With Dan Brown

The holiday had ended and I am back to work! BOOOOOORING!

Anyway, just before few days I finished reading Dan Brown's Angels & Demons which was the 4th and last novel for him that I read.

I read them in this order:

1- The Da Vinci Code (his 4th novel) <-- too famous to talk about.
2- Deception Point (his 2nd novel) <-- about NASA and so on.
3- Digital Fortress (his 1st novel) <-- about NSA and digital world.
4- Angels & Demons (his 3rd novel) <-- you can say it is the 1st part of Da Vinci Code. Langdon 1st adventure.

I must say that the author put a lot of effort to come up with these novels. I think that the time he spent researching the facts and figures for each novel was more than the time he spent to write the actual novel itself!

I am not sure what is the right categorization for these novels, but the way I see them is that they are action thrillers! Sometimes I even think that the action is way too much! The main characters are either being chased or they are the ones who are chasing! Also there is a pattern that I have noticed but I am not gonna write about it here so that I don't spoil the fun of reading them for those who haven't read them all yet!

As for The Da Vinci Code movie, Tom Hanks will be the main character which is Robert Langdon and the movie is directed by Ron Haward and it is expected to be out in 2006! Thank god they chose an actor who I like watching movies for! Imagine they chose Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?? That totally will turn me off and will make me hate the novel and even Dan Brown :P

Now I am waiting for the 5th novel, anybody has an idea about it? The story line and the date or something?

Friday, November 04, 2005

Song of The Eid: Making Love Out of Nothing at All

Hello and kel 3am wento bkhair :D

It's been ages since I have posted a song that I like here and I guess the eid is a good occasion to do so. So here you go, one of the classic romantic songs :D

Making Love Out of Nothing at All By Air Supply (click on the song title to go to the song page and the song should start and if it didn't, then your browser sucks and you have to setup the pluggins for real player or windows media)

I know just how to whisper, and I know just how to cry;
I know just where to find the answers; and I know just how to lie.
I know just how to fake it, and I know just how to scheme;
I know just when to face the truth, and then I know just when to dream.

And I know just where to touch you, and I know just what to prove;
I know when to pull you closer, and I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading, and I know that time's gonna fly;
and I'm never gonna tell you everything I've got to tell you,
but I know I've got to give it a try.

And I know the roads to riches, and I know the ways to fame;
I know all the rules and then I know how to break 'em
and I always know the name of the game.

But I don't know how to leave you, and I'll never let you fall;
and I don't know how you do it, making love out of nothing at all
(Making love) out of nothing at all,
(making love) out of nothing at all,
(making love) out of nothing at all,
(making love) out of nothing at all,
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all.

Every time I see you all the rays of the sun
are streaming through the waves in your hair;
and every star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight,
The beating of my heart is a drum, and it's lost
and it's looking for a rhythm like you.
You can take the darkness from the pit of the night
and turn into a beacon burning endlessly bright.
I've got to follow it, 'cause everything I know,
well it's nothing till I give it to you.

I can make the run or stumble, I can make the final block;
And I can make every tackle, at the sound of the whistle,
I can make all the stadiums rock.
I can make tonight forever, Or I can make it disappear by the dawn;
And I can make you every promise that has ever been made,
And I can make all your demons be gone.

But I'm never gonna make it without you, Do you really want to see me crawl?
And I'm never gonna make it like you do, Making love out of nothing at all.
(Making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love) out of nothing at all
(making love)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Happy Eid

Hello .. kel 3am wa antom bi khair مرحبا .. كل عام وأنتم بخير

Here is the Eid card for you all :D