Sunday, July 19, 2015

And we're back!

It's been almost 2 years since my last post. So many things changed since, I have moved to a new country, changed my job a couple of time and I discovered I have MS!

It seems like it was yesterday that I got this new opportunity to enhance my career and come to the land of opportunities (Dubai). I have to admit that I fell in love with the city the moment I stepped foot into, and I really thought this was the best option for me moving forward.

Well, I was wrong! It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed in a city that is so glamorous and set itself as a destination of luxury and extravaganza. But people usually fail to mention that you will be sucked in a vortex of work, work and work!

I do admit that I was sucked into cycle of home-work-home kind of life and spent most of my weekends home cleaning the house, watching TV and barely talking to anybody.

Long story short, that is the only reason I stopped writing, even though I wrote hundreds of posts in my head, and maybe only 3 or 4 would have seen the light.

This time I promise I will dedicate more time to do the things I love, including blogging, regardless of what you might think of it!

Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Me & my cheesy Boyfriend

Even though this relationship might be just a few months old, but damn, when he’s the one, you will know it!!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing this to brag about my awesome boyfriend, it’s just a way to show my appreciation for every little thing he does… and I’m bragging a bit!
Probably because we’re from the same horoscope (Taurus), it is easier for both of us to understand the weird things we do… the over attachment, the possessiveness, the childish acts, not to mention the selfishness. But for me, I kind of enjoy all the attention and attachment. It’s not easy to find someone who doesn't complain about being connected 24/7 and sharing the smallest details in daily lives.
So here is a small list of all the cheesy things my awesome boyfriend does, and it’s actually funny and considerate.

1.       Every time we pass by the place we first met, he starts singing “Going back to the corner, where I first saw you”  (The man who can’t be moved - the Script)
2.       He knows how much I hate the horror and blood scenes in movies, so he hugs me, covers my eyes, and sings “happy birthday” in my ear, just to take my mind off whatever I might hear.
3.       He drives me home every day and insists on going up with me to the apartment, just to have those few seconds in private to hug me
4.       He always drives the car with one hand holding mine tightly.
5.       He sends me cheesy songs all the time
6.       Whenever I complain about a health issue, he always goes online and comes up with different scenarios about what might be wrong with me.
7.       He makes me videos… “happy birthday” video, “anniversary” video,” just because” video… a video for every occasion.
8.       He’s always holding my hand… where ever we might be, I know my hand will be occupied with his hand.
9.       He freaks out when I call his name… that means he did something wrong.
10.   He supports me in everything I do… I can’t be more proud to be next to him.

I have a million reasons to be head-over-heels for this man.  I was lucky enough to have loved and be loved by this amazing man, and I hope I’m going to be even luckier to spend the rest of my life with him.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A few minutes of perfection

It might take seconds to change someone's life... that's the main idea of this touching video. After watching it over and over again, and crying my eyes out because of it, I had one question in mind: when did humans lose their humanity? why does opening a door for someone, helping someone get off a bus, or picking up heavy luggage for other considered a rare incident that happens once in a blue moon?

Did we become so selfish and skeptical that we don't help others anymore? why do we choose to look the other way and pretend nothing happened when we see someone trip or fall? we just go our way and forget about that a few seconds later.

I can't pretend that i'm a better person, but I try to make a difference in people's lives, even if it's driving an old lady to her house, or carrying a heavy bag for an old man, or even allow a pedestrian to cross the street when there is traffic. 

All i'm saying is that these small acts are contagious, and they can make a person's day a little bit better.
I believe in Karma and I think that the universe pays us back for our good deeds.

So next time you see someone in need of a simple help, don't hesitate to spare a few moments and offer a hand. Believe me, it will make a difference!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

That’s why they are called Social Networks!

That’s why they are called Social Networks!

Tomorrow marks 2 years since I started working in the Social Media field which I enjoy and feel that it fits me perfectly… being a person that rarely shuts up, I need a space to say whatever I want, whenever I want and not afraid to be judged… or actually, don’t care to be judged!

Of course, working in social media is different from what people think; I mean, I do spend all day on Facebook and Twitter, I read blog posts and articles, I look for interesting and funny topics to talk about… okay, I guess it is what people think it is J

So because I spend around 9 hours minimum per day on social networks, I am obliged to see some interesting things about different kinds of people, so I list some of the conclusions I reached about people and social networks in the past 2 years.

  • Being your friend on Facebook doesn't mean I’m your best friend in real life… I don’t need to comment on each and every thing you post… I do have a life too!
  • If I don’t like or comment on your post, it doesn't mean that I don’t like you… sometimes it means that what you posted is not interesting to me or I have nothing to comment or I simply didn't see it.
  • If you post something on your girlfriend/boyfriend’s wall, and I like or comment on it, it doesn't mean that I want to you to break up … it only means that I like what you post!
  • If no one likes your posts, please don’t send me a private message asking me to comment on it!!! That’s just lame and shows how desperate are you to attract attention.
  • If you comment on everything I post, I will consider you as a stalker and I will put you on limited profile in case you were close enough not to delete you.
  •  What I post on my wall doesn't necessarily indicate my mood… sometimes I just like the song/picture/quote … and sometimes I am in a bad mood, so it’s none of your business!!!
  • Sometimes I have nothing to work on, so I spend all day on Facebook stalking people… if you don’t like that, remove me!
  • If we don’t have any common friends or we have never met, don’t add me and please do not poke me! That is just rude!
  • If we have never met and you are following me on twitter and I don’t even know you exist, don’t add me on foursquare… that last thing I want is someone to stalk me wherever I go!
  • If you don’t like my tweets, you can easily un-follow me… it’s not the end of the world and there is no need to be rude and tell me you don’t like what I tweet!

Obviously, these are just the top of the iceberg; I can go on and on for days about people and social networks… bottom line, don’t take anything personal!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Why women love assholes

Inspired by the nest seller book “why men love bitches”, I couldn’t help but wonder why women fall in love with the wrong kind of men all the time. Being in a few relationships myself, and observing my friends and their relationships as well, I decided to dive in this issue and share my view as the clueless critic that I am.

Maybe the first thing that pops to my mind is the girls’ low self-esteem.  A girl with a low self-esteem will be attracted to a guy that will make her feel special and give her the attention she doesn’t think she deserves. So she will probably give the guy everything she has, her love, her time, her money, and her dog if he asks for it. She will through herself, head over heels and thinks that that is the best thing that ever happened to her.

She will put up with the bad treatment coz she will think that there is no one else out there to love her for what she is, and that if he left her, she will have nothing in her life and will die alone. That reason alone will make her feel the need to cling more to him and suffer in silence.

There are also the drama queens that thrive for attention and drama, and cannot have one single day without something to tell her girls and make big fuzz about. I believe there is a drama queen in each and every girl; but the level of drama is what varies. Being one myself gives me perspective and insight on how a relation with an asshole is. I’ve had my share of assholes and I never knew when to stop chasing them until I was emotionally and physically exhausted.

Assholes sometimes play hard to get, and this forces the girl to chase him and grab his attention… which represent a “challenge” to the ladies and they are then moved by the will to change the man, and assholes are no exception.

I remember having a discussion almost a year ago with a guy about women and their “need” to change a man and my answer was “coz men are wild creatures” … I believe I was right! :) 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And we couldn’t wait to grow up!!!

‎"Lollipops turn into cigarettes. The innocent ones turn into sluts. Homework goes in the trash. Mobile phones are being used in class. Detention becomes suspension. Soda becomes vodka. Bikes become cars. Kisses turn into s**. Remember when getting high meant swinging on the playground? When protection meant wearing a helmet?Dad’s shoulders were the highest place on earth and mom was your hero? Yo...ur worst enemies were your siblings. Race issues were about who ran the fastest. War was only a card game. And the only drug you knew was cough medicine. When wearing a skirt didn’t make you a slut. The most pain you felt was when you skinned your knees, and goodbyes only meant until tomorrow? 
And we couldn’t wait to grow up"