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Celebrate your differences!

April 7, 2009

Ten days in Europe, It’s been great !

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In the lights of the Champs Élysées, I saw a little girl had a great conversation with her mother with love and respect.
For some reason after hearing that I came up for an idea to write about ..

قال سقراط لشاب دائم الصمت

“تكلم حتى أراك”

نعلن عن عقولنا الوطنية المبدعة بالرأي الذي نطرحه، و نبحر بالفكر الذي نحمله و نرقص على انغام الموهبة التي نملكها


“The beauty of differences amongst us”

Despite this rather obvious wisdom, still there are others who seem to just can’t understand what the word respect means, particularly, respect on individual opinions and beliefs. Respecting other people’s opinion does mean that you have to be amenable to everything that they say. We value other people’s opinion because we believe that what they say may influence the birth of a new knowledge, a new perspective, a new intellectual paradigm. But bashing other people just because their opinions differ from you is an outright display of selfishness and immaturity. There is just an absolutely slight tolerance to differences on virtually about anything. Let’s face it, the world was not created to just a single creature. It’s ours and we were created differently. Otherwise, you may live in an environment where everybody laughs at the same time!

مونولوج

اللي يحب الجمال

محمد عبد الوهاب

Updated !

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رسالة الفيلسوف بيدبا لنا

March 19, 2009

جميلة تلك الاقلام الشبابية التي تحرك قلوبنا.. بما تبقى بها من أمل

إخترت أني أكتب اليوم بالعربي فالمزاج رائع

تعبثت في مكتبتي المتواضعة عن كتاب يؤنسني اليوم و خاصة في بداية نهاية الاسبوع ! بداية إنطلاقة على ما أظن

كتاب كليلة و دمنة

للفيلسوف بيدبا

١٠ يونيه سنة ١٩٠٢

أعجبني  ما جاء به بيدبا عن ملك فارس حين اجتمع في بعض الزمان مع  ملوك الاقاليم من الصين و الهند و الروم ليتكلموا بكلمة تدون عنهم على غابر الدهر فقال

آنا اذا تكلمت بالكلمة ملكتني و اذا لم أتكلم بها ملكتها

وذكر بيدبا

فلينشر كل واحد منكم بما سنح له من الرأي

فقالوا

أيها الفيلسوف الفاضل و الحكيم العادل أنت المقدم فينا و الفاضل علينا و ما عسى أن يكون مبلغ رأينا عند رأيك و فهمنا عند فهمك غير أننا نعلم أن السباحة في الماء مع التمساح تغرير و الذنب فيه لمن دخل عليه في موضعه و الذي يستخرج السم من ناب الحية فيبتلعه ليجربه جان على نفسه فليس الذنب للحية و من دخل على الاسد في غابته لم يأمن من  وثبته  وهذا الملك لم تفزعه النوائب و لم تؤدبه التجارب و لسنا نأمن عليك و لا على أنفسنا سطوته و انا نخاف عليك من سورته و مبادرته بسوء اذا لقيته بغير ما يحب

فقال الحكيم بيدبا

الحازم لا يدع أن يشاور من هو دونه أو فوقه في المنزله و الرأي الفرد لا يكتفى به الخاصة و لا ينتفع به في العامة

فصحت عزيمته على لقاء دبشليم ملك الهند ، فأذن له الملك فدخل  و فكر دبشليم في سكوت بيدبا

قال الملك

يا بيدبا تكلم كيف شئت فانني مصغ اليك و مقبل عليك و سامع منك حتى أستفرغ ما عندك الى آخره و أجازيك على ذلك بما أنت أهله

قال بيدبا

أني وجدت الامور التي آختص بها الانسان من سائر الحيوان أربعة : الحكمة و العفة و العقل و العدل. العلم و الادب و الروية داخلة في باب الحكمة و الحلم و الصبر و الوقار داخلة في باب العقل و الحياء و الكرم و الصيانة و الانفة داخلة من باب العدل، فمتى كملت هذه في واحد لم تخرجه الزيادة في نعمة الى سوء الحظ ولم تحزنه ما تجرى به المقادير في ملكه فالحكمة كنز لا يفنى على الانفاق  و ذخيرة و لذة لا تصرم مدتها

فلما فرغ بيدبا من مقالته أمر الملك بحبسه و قييده فلما حبس أنفذ في طلب تلاميذه و اعتصموا، و في ليلة سهد فيها الملك  أخذ يتفكر بكلام بيدبا و انه ضيع واجب حقه و الذي حمله على ذلك سرعة الغضب…  و للحديث بقيه

Today’s Mood

Mush essa hai

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Blogtiquette

January 16, 2009

We’re entering an age of more open and honest communications through BLOGS.

” Blogs change everything! “

The blogosphere

Blogsphere is the universe of blogs. Where you can find whatever you want, Whether it’s a political scandal, get most up to date news and, in turn, to post their daily. Always on!

“ Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, Genie, etc. Early blogs were simply manually websites. An entry on September 28, 1993 in Netscape’s “ what’s new “ noted: Stanford University now has a home page. In 1993, Dr. Glen Barry invented blogging, defined as web based commentary, linking to other articles. The “Forest Protection Blog” at http://forests.org/blog/ was also the first political blog, as Dr. Barry campaigned there for forest protection and documented these efforts as his Ph.D. The blog initially used the gopher protocol, and has been on the web continuously since Jan. 1995, making it the web’s first and longest continuously running blog. In summer 2004, Democrat Howard Dean’s ‘BlogForAmerica.com’ was the first-ever official blog for presidential candidate. In January 2005, Fortune magazine listed eight bloggers that business people “could not ignore”: Peter Rojas, Xeni Jardin, Ben Trott, Mena Trott, Jonathan Schwartz, Jason Goldman, Robert Scoble, and Jason Calacanis. By 2005, 7% of US internet users had created a blog, that were beginning to fulfill the promise of the web as participatory phenomenon ” see also Wikipedia

” Real people don’t blog “

Anonymous

So many blogs, So little time. The blogging phenomenon has reached critical mass!
Picture what you might use it for.
I don’t consider myself a professional blogger. I’m a kid on the blog, having started in May of last year. I don’t even consider myself in the same as many bloggers who have been doing this for years. But I believe that I do have my own unique experience to share with you.

On a more personal level, if you start reading a dozen or so blogs either personally or professionally you will notice something that have been meaning to write about for quite some time: blog etiquette.

Blog Etiquette

Can you write well enough?
What will you write about?
What if you don’t understand blogging etiquette?

” Dance like nobody’s watching! “

– Posting should be fun. If you are doing this for reasons other than personal satisfaction then why bother?

– Getting noticed. You have to give some love to get some love. Always link! Every now and then, I will post links to some of the blogs, that would help to        spread LOVE! I love it! Hehehe ;p

– Messiness is key. I don’t mean that your writing should be mess. I mean that you have to let go.

– Don’t attack people with negative anonymous comments.

– Confidence is sexy. Am I right? ;p

– Break rules.

All of the above sounds great ha? ;p There is no official blog etiquette, however there are some unwritten rules that the blog community use.  The important thing to remember is that each blog is the personal space of the individual and each blog will live by a certain set of morals and behaviors so laying down a definitive etiquette will never be possible.

“ Write from the heart ”

Anyways, I found more links about blog etiquette. Thanks Mud puppy and Rock In My Dryer.

What do you think? What is the right blogiquette?

I welcome comments and feedback since that is the magic of blogging.

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Enlightenment

August 9, 2008

Lately, I have been very lazy to post or to do so.
But today, I felt like writing a messy post in special date! ;p

Starting with Beijing!

I had the chance to watch the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic games it was amazing! Specially this part:
“Eight minutes past eight on the evening of 8 August, 2008 reflecting the belief widespread in Asia that eight is a lucky number”
I won’t talk about the 42 Kuwaiti management representatives or Women’s Participation but I wish you the best of luck. I loved the loud cheers when Iraq came and Federer too!

Take your journey

Since I have been away for a while now, I tried to spend some time with my family and have some readings too.
Over the past months, I have been looking for new books to read, so I bought some books on Amazon and start reading them. Reading books is generally regarded as being a relaxing pastime, while at the same time requiring the brain to process text.

The Ano Santo Compostelano


A holy year in Spain Which occurs whenever the day of St James of Compostela, 25 July, Falls on a Sunday. A special door to the Cathedral in Santiago stands open for 365 days, and according to tradition, anyone who goes through that door receives a series of special blessings.

At some point, I use my current curiosity by googling some interesting part of the book I read. And by knowing me very well, you will notice that I love historical things i.e. Music, Culture, Architecture.

Not in a good mood

I realize that I become the kind of boring person no one wants to be around!
I decide from now on to suffer in silence, since that I don’t know why am in such a bad mood!
Philosophers say that Dealing with constant change and pressure is part of the answer.
Although we’ve all heard the expression a million times, life really is too short to sweat the small stuff.
I find out that it was all about Exercise!
Exercise has a way of making you feel energized quickly. I will start workout again and having some yoga classes.

Don’t let bad mood ruin your day!

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Good ! but in moderation

July 23, 2008

“You shouldn’t be drinking massively over and above what you feel with comfortable with, when you’re not thirsty !”

Ursula Arens
British Dietetic Association

The body already has a brilliant system, but if water levels in the blood rise too high, it just can’t cope.

However, the amount of water actually needed in a day varies from person to person, and depends on other factors such as climate, and exercise.

In normal circumstances, people should drink when their body tells them to .. when they get thirsty. Anything else is completely unnecessary.

Which means that Detox diets are a complete con in that respect !

Link to: BBC News

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True Gentleman !

July 13, 2008

I just come back from a short trip it was amazing !
The most thing attract me when I was there, the idea of being gentleman. Why it doesn’t exit here in Kuwait?

To be a gentleman these days doesn’t necessarily mean ruining your coat ! What it means is viewing people as the valuable human beings they are. It means treating people with respect.

Since there is certain things that every man should know how to do, however, some men find it difficult to behave assertively, they are either too timid or way too aggressive. My goal for you is to project a confident self-image.

Here are great etiquette tips that will label you as a “true gentleman”


Opening the door. Whether it’s a car door, a restaurant door, or the door to a classroom, if you get there first, hold it open for the person behind you. And when they say, “Thanks,” reply, “you’re welcome.”

Be sure to allow your female partner to be seated first.
You can control this situation by pulling out a chair for her and seating yourself afterwards. For those of you who dare to be really chivalrous ! it is common practice to stand when a woman gets up to leave the table.

Eye contact is the most important skill that an assertive and confident man can possess to provide as much attention as possible. They should feel that they are the only person in the room.

Get up to greet. When you’re being introduced to someone, or when you first meet it’s polite to stand up.

Carry the load. Anytime someone is carrying something heavy or awkward, you should ask if you could help. They’ll almost always take you up on it.

Listen more than you speak. Don’t interrupt, or be the kind of person who’s always trying to turn a conversation back to himself. Listen first, then wait for the other person to finish talking before jumping in.

Say “please” and “thank you” as often as possible. Let your conversation be always full of grace.

For further info. I recommend this book for you :p

A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette

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Gaze

May 11, 2008

As many of us know, our body language can portray a message without words ever being spoken. Eyes are the windows of the soul, they provide social information to the person you are listening and talking to. Too much eye contact you could be seen as aggressive, too little eye contact you can be seen as having no interest in the person speaking When you meet new people.

Measurement of eye contact:

Pupillometrics, refers to the evaluation of one’s pupil size as an indicator of interest or emotion. When someone looks at something that causes positive feelings, the pupils dilate, whereas the pupils contract when the person looks at unpleasant or uninteresting things.

Pupil size isn’t the only way your eyes communicate. The direction in which someone looks while talking can also speak volumes. As you’re probably aware, the brain is divided into two hemispheres. The left is primarily responsible for logic and analytical thought, while the right is where emotional and creative thinking occur. Because the right brain governs the left side of the body, we tend to look to the left when using our right brains and to the right when using our left-brains. Which means that when we’re trying to remember something we usually look to the left.

To make even more interesting to you guys, looking upward means that a person is using images or visual memories. Looking downward is associated with emotional memories, while looking directly left or right usually means the person is processing auditory data.

In addition to eye movement, there is a glow and “light” when the mood changes. Who are happy and content, there is a certain glow in their eyes that cant be ignored. And, for those who are depressed, the glow or “light” of the eyes tends to be faded from sight.

Four Ways to improve your eye contact skills

1. Talking to a group. When talking to a group it is great to have direct contact with your listeners. This way you are talking to all and keeping them all interested.

2. Talking to an individual. It is great to maintain eye contact when talking to a person however it can become a bit creepy if you stare intensely at them. So try to break eye contact every 5 seconds or so. When breaking the eye contact don’t look down as this might indicate the ending of your part of the conversation. Instead, look up or to the side as if you are remembering something, when your listener sees this they will think you are trying to remember something and keep on listening to you.

3. Listening to someone. The technique I use when I am listening to someone is to use what I call ‘The triangle’. This is when I look at one eye for about 5 seconds, look at the other eye for 5 seconds and then look at the mouth or forehead for 5 seconds and keep on rotating in this way. This is a great way to keep the talker talking and to show them you are interested.

4. Attracting someone. When you are trying to attract someone and show them you are interested you can talk and listen with your eyes. Listen to what they are saying, smile in the appropriate places, Smiling when listening to someone is a great way to show you are interested in them.

One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity ”

Ralph Waldo Emerson