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Hope you all had a fantastic christmas...I know I did. It went really well, and this year I decided not to get too excited and worked up about it, and I did just that, so I enjoyed Christmas Eve. The night of the 25th, though, I had a freak out for no reason whatsoever. I guess it was all the built up energy in me that needed to be let out. I think my older brother seriously thinks I'm crazy. But I'm not, really.
So, it's 7:31 AM and I'm awake, and have been so for the past 2 hours. I slept at about 1.30 with my window open and the heavy rain raping the street outside. I was so happy it finally really rained and not the pissy excuse this country's clouds usually give us. At 5am when I woke up it was still raining. It's stopped now but the street outside is all watery. I love the rain. OK woah wtf. Did I just write a whole paragraph about the rain? I'm losing it, I really am.
SO! it's 7:53 and the sun is like 70% up, and the sky is beautiful, filled with grey clouds and the air is cold and crisp. I love this weather. My mom, grandma, and aunt are going to Dubai today and asked If i wanted to join. I'm not sure yet. They'll be packing in my aunts house, then visitng people and stuff. Kinda sorta boring but the trip should be fun and I haven't been to Dubai in MONTHS.
Last night I went with Hend, George, Kanaan, and Lindsay to watch Oceans 12, which was such a funny movie. About 2 thirds through the movie something happens that is so out there and they carry it on for about 15 minutes and it's just so hilarious (to the people who watched it: The part with the lady, and the egg). After that, Farah and Rana were at Friday's and wanted me to go see them, and I really wanted to see Rana, cos I haven't seen her all week, but Hend got kinda pissed about it so I stayed with them and went to Chili's instead. Big mistake. In about 15 minutes the place was swamped with Choufatis fresh from univeristy. Now these people, I'm sure, are really nice, but I just wasn't in the mood to be there among all their "OH MY GAWD LIKE UNIVERSITY IS SO AMAZING" hoopla, because I want to be in university, and I've heard / seen people coming from their first freshman semester about, hmm, A MILLION TIMES? So yeah, I was feeling bad about Farah and Rana, so just ate then went home. Thank God for Lindsay, George, and Kanaan who were just as fazed about the whole thing as I was. And Lindsay don't worry I won't tell anyone about that thing that happened as I left the table, haha.
Anyway, this entry dragged on a little, sorry about that.
BITCH YOU KNOW IT I'M DONE FINALS!
And I did good in all of them. Even math, the teacher told me I've imporoved and my result was good :D. Just arabic and chemistry that's a little wonky, but....
So after the exam today me, Hend, Farah, George, Kanaan, Reema, Ziad, and Adeeb all went to Abu Dhabi mall. We had lunch then went for Karaoke cos we were feeling a little silly. It was fun as usual. Then we hung out in Seattle's Best for a couple of hours and Nadine and Livia joined us, before leaving. Hend bought 2 tiny frogs for her brother and called them Fizzle and Sizzle after me and Farah.
So now I'm planning on going to see Lamia maybe, and then go watch The Grudge with her and my brother if she doesn't chicken out cos she hates scary movies. OK she just called and we're going.
Tommorow I need to go and get some Christmas presents done so I might do that with my aunt. Also present wrapping et cetera.
I'm so happy the vacation is finally here wohoo. I still can't believe it, and I'm happy I've done OK on my finals...
Listening to Girls Aloud's album for the first time in a long time (ie, 10 days) and it's still A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
Before I say my goodbyes, this is from Leena's journal, thought it was funky:
Everyone could use a serious boost in morale. So, If you do this... you'll get a big boost from me :) Who wants some love??
1. Reply to this post, because I would like to say a couple words about you.
2. I will also tell you what song(s) remind me of you when I hear it.
3. I will also tell you what celebrity/public [or anime/manga] person you remind me of, either personality-wise or looks-wise.
4. I will also give ONE WORD that I associate with you when I think of you.
5. We all could use a boost now and then, so steal this for your journal and make someone else's day as well. Or not. I will not cry if you do not. It is up to you
So I'm done the arts part of my finals. Ethics, English, and Arabic. Ethics was fantastic. I love our teacher. Our exam consisted of 9 different scenarious in which you have to put yourself in (for example, you are in a warehouse with a mad killer. There is TNT attached to 3 groups of people; 4 pregnant ladies, 4 comedians, and 4 scientests. The mad killer says you can kill a group of people and be set free, or wait for all the TNT to explode and have everyone die (along with yourself). Who do you choose to kill, and why, or do you let the warehouse explode?) and you had to write a little paragraph about what you'd do. Then it was just personality tests that were really fun. English was also good, the book Demian is interesting and we discussed it thoroughly and so the exam was simple, but Arabic today ripped everyone a new hole. It was just so, so, so bad. I thought I was the only one that fucked up but apparently everyone else did. Oh well. So anyway, my week is gonna be looking like this:
Today: Study Bio
Tommorow: Study Bio
Saturday: Bio test / Study math
Sunday: Study Math, Aunt arrives
Monday: Math test / Study chem, Brother arrives
Tuesday: Study chem, Other aunt & family arrive
Wednesday: Chem test, Christmas hols begin.
Also, today one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world, Lamia, arrived from Canada. I'm so excited and can't wait to see her. It's been 4 months since she went to University (Western, no less), the longest time we've been apart since I met her 4 years ago. So I might go see her today for a few minutes.
Yeah, I've been updating a lot these days. I guess it's just me procrastinating (God, I hate that word)... Finals start tommorow. I'm happy by the way I'm going, though... I'm just sort of nervous about Chem, and a little of Arabic. But I know if I put my head to it, I'll be fine. Ethics tommorow so today I'm going to finish reading Demian for English, and go over Biotechnology for Biology... Then... SURVIVOR FINALE OOMMMMGGGGG! I can't frikkin wait! DOWN WITH TWILA AND SCOUT, CHRIS FOR 2nd AND ELIZA TO WIN OH BABY YEAH YEAH YEAH! In exactly 2.5 hours the most amazing show in it's 9th season will begin to end. Bring on Survivor 10!
Today we went to a UK Universities convention, and I was really interested in the unis that were there, so I'm applying. So far I've got Northampton, Bradford, Middlesex, Cardiff, and maybe Reading. So I'll work on the applications over the christmas break and FedEx them to the good old U of K in time for January 15. I hate that University applications cost so freaking much... I mean, I payed $400CN for the Canadian universities... UK should be a lot less expensive, though.
I'm done getting a present for my older brother and younger one. Got my aunts, parents, and grandma left. I guess I'll go out on the 22nd after the exam and get them everything. I can't believe in 10 days it's Christmas. Our house is bee-oo-tee-full and ya'll have to come over and see it. I freaking heart Christmas....
I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined... Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window, let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find.
I love that song. Listening to it now.
Ok, I guess that's it for now. I'm leaving you with an MP3 of Girls Aloud's verison of I'll Stand By You, as a couple of people were interested in it from my last post.
I'M DONE APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES!
Well, to the ones in Ontario. I just submited my application(s) to York, University of Toronto, Carleton, and McMasters - all for marketing. I feel a little bit more relaxed now - at least that's over and done with. Still have University of British Colombia, American University in Beruit, and some in the UK to go. Will do this over the next week or so.
On Tuesday we start our 3 day Model UN conference. I'm so very nervous, but also excited. I keep thinking, I'm so bad at this. Then the other part of me says, so is everyone else. Which, to an extent, is true. Unfortunatly I got a stupid country (Nicaragua) to work with so I won't be able to debate much. Me and Mary (Bangladesh) decided to sit and talk while the other debate about the reconstruction of Afghanestan flaunting their money and power. Mary rules. Today she came to the MUN meeting in normal clothes (not school uniform) and me and george started making fun of her in a lebanese accent and stuff (it's an inside joke with her) and our biology teacher walked in and I think he thought we were hitting on her hahaha. Oh well it was still funny.
On Tuesday the first issue of the newspaper SHOULD go on sale. Excited much? I hope it all works out. CineStar were very interested in sponcering us so if that goes through it would be amazing. Fingers crossed.
Last enry got a whopping 76 comments. Unfortuantly all of them were utter crap. Oh well it will be fun looking back at that in a year or so.
Sent my christmas list to family, but it got retured when I sent it to my aunt. Will try again tonight. Muchos excited about the holidays - absolutly EVERYONE is going to be here and next weekend we are decorating our house and I just can't wait. It's also getting a little cooler here which is always good, non? Also finals are before christmas so I can have a stress free week. I want to do something special on New Years but I'm not sure yet, it all depends on what other people are doing / want to do. Don't want to think about it too much, though - I need to concentrate on raping my finals first. I need to get an 80% in everything, and I know I can, but I also know I am incredibly lazy and irresponsible with my time. They're in about 20 days so I'm gonna start studying asap.
Getting incredibly frustrated at the lack of motivation I've got towards losing weight. I just want to get it over and done with but I can't get myself to hold on for more than 12 hours. Seriously speaking here. I want to cry ARGH. Actually, I want to get gastric bypass surgery. But that's for losers, so no.
I've got a new (mini sorta) crush but she's WAY out of my league so... GET. HER. OUT. OF. YOUR. HEAD. SAMI. It's just that her voice is the cutest thing ever and she's really nice (what I got from spending about 2 - 3 hours with her) and she's also pretty but, yeah. All the girls I like are either lesbians, taken, or goddesses. GO FIGURE.
It's 11.30 pm and I need to get to sleep. I'm really loving sleep these days. Mmmmm sleep = the sex. I also love waking up at like 4 AM and going, yay I've got 2 more hours of sleep ahead of me. I actually set my alarm at 4am just to have those few seconds of bliss.
heylo my fishies!
Long time no update. I'm sorry. It's just that my computer has been screweing up for some time and I hate it when it's like that and I don't bother with it. It was literally crashing every 2 minutes. I found out that I had a load of spy/ad ware and I took them away and now the computer is feeling a little better.
My glasses broke the other day, they kinda melted in my hand. It was bizzare, really. So I've been walking around with contacts and I hate it. I hate having shit in my eye. So tonight me and mom went to the mall and got me some new glasses. She wanted me to go with the thick black nerdy look but I thought I wasn't ready for that yet so I went for the thin black nerdy look. I pull it off. Then again, I pull everything off, baby. Then we went to IKEA (viva Sweden!) and bought LOADS AND LOADS of christmas decorations. I love it.
Tonight was also Diana's 18th. This morning I really wanted to go and she really wanted me to come, but as the day went by I just got crankier and crankier and I decided not to go, also cos my eyes were not feeling OK cos of the lenses. I still heart her though and will get her a present on Saturday. Today in first recess we had a bake sale for the newspaper (which me and Farah are editors of, baby!) and made 250 DHS. Which is about $75. Which is enough for printing in color. I can't wait to get the issue out - everyone who's seen it so far has been blown away and I really feel like it's my baby. We all worked hard on it, but I was the one to come up with the idea of a newspaper, I took early leadership, and I really worked hard on it. And now it's finished and we are selling it. I'm excited and nervous but it's fantastic so theres nothing to worry about. Maybe I'll post it up for you guys if you want ;). Saleem, everyone that read your article loved it. They said it made them REALLY excited about university and that it was one of the highlights of the newspaper. Thanks!
In other news, I had a bust up with Leena (tiny_echoes ) and Raina (</span>mistress_dead ). In short, they were both bitching about me for no reason, behind my back. They had left their copybooks with the notes wide open though and I read first hand what they had written. It was pretty hurtful at first, but whatever, you know? I don't waste my time with so called friends. Their loss, not mine. I was reallllly hurt until I got home and I talked to people about it and the feeling was unanimous - not worth even thinking about. So my relationship with them is strictly proffesional from now on, and somehow, I really don't care.
Moving on, tommorow should be fun. I will be finally sending off my Canadian applications, will probably go watch a movie, and then I'm going to dinner with Rana et al. It's been such a long time since I've gone out with Rana properly - it's been like, just waiting for the other person to arrive at a place to say hi, then having to leave. Tommorow should be cool though. I feel really close to her for some strange reason, even though we don't spend time together. I guess it's since she's so geniune and there's never been any bullshit about her. It's like, she wants to say something, she says it. I remember when I first met her, one of the first things she told me was "can you get the fuck out of here I need to tell Farah something private. Leave us alone" hahaha.
Thanks to iTunes, which calculates your most played songs, I can now have proper Top Tens, which are accurate. This week, KELLY CLARKSON tops the charts. I love this song so much, and the video is amazing. In one part she looks so cute, then she looks like sex. Awesome, no?
Maroon 5. At the MTV European Music Awards (18NOV04) in Rome. Representin' PALESTINE!
Hope ya'll are doing OK. I'm great. I got my computer back from the shop, and he managed to save all my photos. PHEW. *backs them up*. He did, however, NOT save my 5 GB worth of music. Hundreds apon hundreds of songs... GONE. So I'm slowly building up my collection again. I've had the computer for a little less that 2 days and already I've got 100MB of songs haha. Oh well. Yesterday we went over to Alan's house for iftar (which is when muslims break their day long fast). Obviously i didn't fast, but the food was good. Then we hung out at his pool for a while before going to a place called Layali. I hate it but everyone wanted to go so oh well. It was fun, though. Company was good.
Marina is coming back from University for a 10 day break today. Wooo! I miss her so much. Can't wait to see her. Unfortunatly all the other Egyptians can't come, and I'll have to wait until Christmas to see them :(.
Now, in memory of all the music I've lost, I've decided to dedicate this week's Rocks Sami's Socks List©™ to all the songs that, well, rock my socks right now:
Androgynous Girls - Girls Aloud - Girls Aloud. Singing about hermaphrodites. And leather clad angles. With Kimberly on lead vocals. Over an electro beat. Too good to be true? Probably. But then again, this IS Girls Aloud, and anything goes. Sample lyrics include: Pretty boys like confession with androgynous girls /
And pretty soon shit'll happen what a wonderful world / And your mom's getting younger to your daddy's delight / But he can't feed his hunger what a beautiful life.
Curtain Falls - Blue - Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's Blue. I know. I usually hate them, but like Fly By II, you just can't deny that this song is good. It's basically their goodbye song. And the whole song is them singing over a ringtone-sounding sample of Gangsta's Paradise. Somehow it works.
Jesus Walks - Kanye West - I hated this song when it first came out. But then I heard it the other day and loved it. I love the hook and the chorus singing 'JESUS WALKS! JESUS WALKS WITH ME!' and what he says is cool. And I actually like the way he raps. It's almost singing rapping if that makes sense. Kanye rules!
Teardrops - The 411 - I hated their first song, On My Knees. Their second song, Dumb, was genius. And then this comes along. It's such a classy song. I love the 411 cos they are so different, all their songs sound like nothing out there at the moment. This one is like BSB's I Want It That Way, in that it's not a ballad, but it's not uptempo, either. It doesn't SOUND like IWITW, though. It also follows my favorite song trick ever: beat the crap out of someone over a sweet, classy song. Teardrops come again / I can almost feel your pain / I never ever thought the day would come / When i would be the lucky one / to see you hurt to see you cry / gives my soul a natural high / think about the times you walked on me / your teardrops came to set me free
Do Somethin' - Britney Spears - She should have released this instead of My Prerogative. Britney raps the verses in the most ghetto way ever, and whines through the chorus. Except when she says WHY DONTCHA DO SUMMIN!? where she sounds like those 11 year old ghetto girls wanting to start fights with you on the street. And in true Britney fashion, she screams fuck out of no where for no reason towards the end of the song. Seriously. It's like there's the music and... then... FUCK! hahaha. I heart Britney.
Vertigo - U2 - Unos! Dos! Tres! Qatores! Classic U2, really. I love it. And the video is cool.
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson- I like this new Kelly. It's different. It's cool. Although I hoped she'd come back with more songs like Miss Independant. Oh well. This is good enough, though. It's uptempo and I love her doing uptempo songs. And the way she SCREAMS THE CHORUS LIKE THIS IS JUST SO AWESOME. The only thing I don't like about it, was that if this was on the radio, I would have thought "Whoa, cool song Avril, but since when do you sound so good?". Yes, ladies and Gentlemen, it's very Avril. Especially towards the end of the song where she's shouting more often. Still, Avril AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON MISS CLARKSON.
Wake Me Up - Girls Aloud - From the new album. This song has been described as "Something The Prodigy would die for", "Baby punk Blondie", and "an eight million BPM electro metal blowout". And it is all of these things. Oh how I love Girls Aloud. And you all should, too.
And, that, my friends, is that. Hope you enjoyed it. If anyone wants these songs, ya'll know my MSN. Unless you are Shereen, of course, as I've just sent her all of these. Lucky lady.