Posts Tagged ‘Filler’

How I’m Feeling

// August 11th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

:D

The End

Techno-babble

// August 2nd, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

Today, i used four different ways to communicate with the same individual: Facebook, mobile phone, SMS and e-mail*.

Is this a sign of the times, or what?

*Oh, i forgot to mention my blog, which makes five – i mean, technically it is a form of communication, as long as they're reading it. Crazy…

Update: We decided to go for broke, and had a short convo via Yahoo IM, just for the sake of my blog entry. Was my idea – yes, i am that sad!

Arabicized Self-Deprecation

// July 27th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

When i get bored in meetings, i often doodle in my notepad; it looks like i'm making notes, whereas in fact, i am usually practising my Arabic writing skills.

This is an example of what i wrote during yesterday's meeting:

stoobid

Transliteration for those who cannot read Arabic:

Ah feel sa-too-bid

Note: There is no 'p' in the Arabic alphabet, so 'b' is used instead, when transliterating from English into Arabic.. e.g., Bebsi, bizza, etc.

Well… i did, at the time!

Ooh, question! Should there me a hamza on top of the aleef? I'm still confused by the hamza: when should it be used??

I’m On Fiiiire – Woo!

// July 18th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

Firewire icon

I just luuuurve FireWire.

Integral USB Flash Drive

Estimated transfer time for 1.75GB of data from iBook to 2GB Integral Courier USB 2.0 Flash Drive: 3 hours.

Click Wheel iPod

Estimated transfer time for 1.75GB of data from iBook to 20GB Fourth Generation iPod via FireWire: 5 minutes.

Neato.

Random Thoughts At 1am

// July 7th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

I've been flicking through my archives, trying to figure some things out. I can't believe i only started blogging last October; it feels like much, much longer.

Depending on my perspective, 9 months (well it's actually been less than that, but let's not be pedantic) seems like a life time, or a blip.

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Look What I Just Bought

// May 25th, 2007 // 9 Comments » // Blog

I'm not really a trend-setter; you have to be cool for that. However, i have decided to be a little different this Summer, and have invested in a parasol. I have only seen Chinese/Japanese tourists use them, but never anyone else… definitely not any Muslimahs. So, i just ordered this one off Ebay…

purple_parasol

Lilac; one of my favourite colours. There was also pink, blue and red, but this just seemed more “me”. Subtle, yet pretty. (Hah!) This option is definitely cheaper than investing in a pair of designer, prescription sunglasses, which i will only wear for about five hours in total, over the whole year! I wonder if i will get away with the Oriental look?

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// May 23rd, 2007 // Enter your password to view comments. // Blog

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Word of the Day

// May 23rd, 2007 // 20 Comments » // Blog

Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

redolent \RED-uh-luhnt\, adjective:

1. Having or exuding fragrance; scented; aromatic.
2. Full of fragrance; odorous; smelling (usually used with 'of' or 'with').
3. Serving to bring to mind; evocative; suggestive; reminiscent (usually used with 'of' or 'with').

I am really liking this word, and i thought that i would share this random thought with you all. It's such a beautiful word, don't you think? In both sound and meaning. It kinda makes me happy! Strange me.

Has anyone noticed my Dictionary.com Word of the Day RSS widget in the side-bar? I have been subscribed to their e-mail service for years, yet i'm not certain that i have learnt one single word in all that time! I do read the e-mails, but unless you make sure to use a new word on a regular basis, it won't be stored in your memory. Words are like men – they have commitment issues! *badoom tish*

Another word that i liked recently, but one that is not so nice in sound or meaning:

Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 2, 2007

termagant \TUR-muh-guhnt\, noun:

1. A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
2. Overbearing; shrewish; scolding.

Don't ask why i kept this e-mail… i just can't seem to delete it! I think it's like a small reminder to myself: do not become such a person. No idea. Maybe i'm looking for some cool put downs: how to insult people without them realising it. Evil genius me.

The Best Jumu’ah, EVER!

// May 18th, 2007 // 22 Comments » // Blog

My experiment worked, and i received chocolate* in the mail… could Allāh be anymore kind to me?

{massive grin}

I'm in danger of hugging random strangers, that is how happy i feel!

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Definition of Torture

// May 8th, 2007 // 14 Comments » // Blog

When your boss kindly brings in a box of the finest, dark, Belgian chocolates for his lab group, forgetting that one particular member, who happens to be a notorious chocoholic, (i.e., me) cannot eat anything that contains alcohol (i.e, said chocolates).

*lifts the box up to her face*

OH MY GOD, THEY SMELL SO GOOD. Just one…

No! *slaps hand away*

:*(

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