vendredi 25 mai 2012

فكر بغيرك -- محمود درويش

وأنت تعد فطورك فكر بغيرك
لا تنس قوت الحمام
وأنت تخوض حروبك فكر بغيرك
لا تنس من يطلبون السلام
وأنت تسدد فاتورة الماء فكر بغيرك
لا تنس من يرضعون الغمام
وأنت تعود إلى البيت، بيتك، فكر بغيرك
لا تنس شعب الخيام
وأنت تنام وتحصي الكواكب، فكر بغيرك
ثمة من لم يجد حيزا للمنام
وأنت تحرر نفسك بالاستعارات، فكر بغيرك
من فقدوا حقهم في الكلام
وأنت تفكر بالآخرين البعيدين، فكر بنفسك
قل: ليتني شمعة في الظلام

jeudi 24 mai 2012

Meet Mr. Bookmark fish

konnichiwa, watashi wa Bookmark fish desu, dôzo yoroshiku :)

I made this origami fish a month ago and since then it has become my official bookmark.

lundi 21 mai 2012

The winner stands alone

I've just read this book and all I can say is that I'm slightly disappointed. One, because I had high expectations of Paulo Coelho, and two, because I was craving to have a good read but unfortunately this book wasn't my type.

Anyway, you can't read Coelho without taking note of some quotes/paragraphs, can you?

"Choosing is perhaps the most difficult thing any human being has to do" p138

"We've all heard about an illness in Central Africa called sleeping sickness.What we shoud also know is that a similar desease exists that attacks the soul. it's very dangerous because the early stages often go unnoticed. At the first sign of indifference or luck of enthusiasm, take note! the only preventive against this desease is the realisation that the soul suffers, suffers greatly, when we force it to live superficially. The soul loves all things beautiful and deep" p 138

" The young all have the same dream: to save the world. Some quickly forget this dream, convinced that there are more important things to do, like having a family, earning money, travelling and learning a foreigner language. Others, though, decide that it really is possible to make a difference in society and shape the world we will hand on to future generations.
They start by choosing their profession: politicians(whose initial impulse always stems from a desire to help their local community), social activists( who believe that the root of all crime lies in class diffrences), artists ( who believe there's no hope at all and that we'll just have tostart again from zero)... and policemen." p 160

vendredi 18 mai 2012

Sweet dreams my baby !!

 Aren't these the cutest coolest baby photos ever?!!!!

Click here for more photos :)

When beauty strikes!!

Today, on my way to work, I was amazed by the beauty of these trees!! The violet flowers in bloom are such a joy for the eye!!

And through my office window, I can see a hint of these beautiful violet trees.

This creation of Allah really made my day!!!

Allahomma laka lhamd!!

mercredi 16 mai 2012

An Awesome Book!

No no, it's not the title of a book review, it's the title of the book it self!!
"An Awesome Book" is  a book written by Dallas Clayton, a children book author who had a dream, but not any dream.
He dreamed about writing a book but...nobody help him.
Then as a father of a little boy he wanted wholeheartedly to teach his son how to dream BIG, real big!! So, came the idea of this book, "An Awesome Book".
He drew the pictures, he wrote the words giving his son the push to have big crazy colourful dreams and the awesome book was born.
then came the publishing part. He published it himself, put it online and start awesomely selling. There was a huge demand and thousands of copies were sold online.
But that wasn't the fantastic part about it, the awesomeness has just began...
A big publishing company wanted to publish his book for book stores all over the world and....and Clayton started his own fundation and now for every book sold he gives another away!!!

And I'm not done yet. In order to inspire more people around the world, and to reach those who don't have money to buy the book, he put the entire book online. So if you wanna be inspired, inspiration is one click away:

Here's 2 videos about the book and it's author

dimanche 13 mai 2012

في حب الكتب

"عُذِل سلمان بن عبد الحميد بن الحموي الحنبلي في كثرة شراء الكتب فقال:

و قائلةٍ أنفقتَ في الكتب ما حَوَت         يمينك من مال فقلتُ : دعيني
لعلي   أرى   فيها   كتابا   يدلني          لأخذ  كتابي   آمنا   بيميني "

-- من كتاب عاشق لعائض القرني --