Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010! :)

What are your hopes & dreams for this year???


Saying Goodbye to the year of Goodbyes...

2009 has indeed been an eventful year. Let's learn from everything that happened & move on.

Knock out the ugly past & move on!

May 2010 be a happier year, both locally & internationally, full of exciting new beginnings.

(I'm in the midst of writing a more in-depth post, so plz do come later to read it, but for now I'm just gonna wish you a Happy New Year 2010 :)

Learn from the past... More on my in-depth post that I'm gonna post soon)

See ya soon!

Picture Credit:

Special thanks to Hussam Yassin , MC Group for sharing this cool graphic with us :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy New Hijri Year 1431!

Wishing You all a happy new blessed & blissful year :)
May all our sins be erased & are replaced with good deeds...


Happy New Hijri Year by Harraz.


Picture credit: Harraz on flickr.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Eid Adha Mubarak :)

Have a Blessed Eid Adha, my fellow muslims :)

May Allah Bless us with many, many returns.

Be safe , & enjoy this beloved vacation ;)

(& don't eat too much meat! Or u will get slaughtered urself next Eid!! :P)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Good bye, Auntie... "Your Gentle Soul Will Forever Roam Our Hearts"

Yesterday I was sadly informed that one of the dearest persons to my heart, has passed away. But I haven't shed a tear. I'm not sad. I'm actually happy. She's finally resting, God willing. God loved her I can tell. That's why I have no worries. She was happy to finally be released of all that pain. Now she's resting in his hands, in sha Allah. My only worry is that she will be missed greatly. Yet will never, ever be forgotten. Her loving soul will forever be in our hearts.

No matter how short or long the encounters were between her & the world, she always made people around her feel loved. She would shower you with constant sweet prayers, that makes anyone feel teary-eyed, thinking how generous she is, for genuinely praying for them. That's what she was, a gentle caring soul that wished everyone peace & love.
She cherished knowledge, & loved to read. She would advise you to read & feed your knowledge on every subject. That's why education was so important to her. She wished all of us the highest of degrees, & the best of jobs.

I loved that about her.

These are just mere drops of the sea of what she was...

May she now be finally at rest. After this hard long life, full of hard work, it was time for her to sleep.


Dear, Auntie:

Your soul is so present...
You came into my mind yesterday...
Maybe 'cause it was your birthday...
But I didn't know that yesterday was your birthday...
I just remembered you & told myself to call & ask about you.
But before I could do that, I was informed that you have passed away...
I didn't know what to say...
All I could feel is that I wished I had asked about you earlier...
But I guess your soul notified me that you were to be gone soon...
Because I wasn't the only one
whom you visited yesterday...
Your daughter has been thinking that yesterday, your birthday,
might be your last day living on this earth...
& it was...
May you be granted the better life there in the afterlife...
that's why we shall only cry tears of joy
Because that's what you shall get, ameen

May Allah, grant your children, friends, & loved ones patience & endurance in this difficult time...
for they will forever miss you dearly...

May Allah rests your soul in peace, you, the sweet kind-hearted soul that has touched so many souls... We love you dearly...

I will always remember you & your sweet smile...
& forever shall hold you dear to my heart...

Your loving daughter...



Dear readers, please pray for your sister...

May she will be forgiven, & reunited with her loved ones & us in heaven, Ameen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THIS IS IT: Running For One More Week

They're extending the movie :)

I just called Cinescape & they said that 'This Is It', will still be showing for the next week, so all of you who have missed it, you still got a chance :)

Again, let me remind you, if you would like to go see it, & enjoy the most of it, watch it on IMAX.

Only on IMAX!


& Don;t forget to tell us what you think!


Update: I'm sorry to inform you that 'This is It' will NOT be shown on IMAX anymore....
I just checked their new IMAX-less schedule...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What Do You Think of My New Layout Picture? :)

I've been wanting to change the layout of the blog for quite a while. I wanted to add something that is 'Me'. I asked a "mystery" designer to do me a 'special' picture design for 'Just a Bunch of Thoughts', & the result is this!

What do you think?



Thanks to the lovely "mystery" desinger for creating this beautiful design! :D

Like the design? Wanna see more designs? Wonder how to get your own "customized" design? Wanna know more about this "mystery" designer? All these questions will be answered soon! So keep visiting Just a Bunch of Thoughts to find out more! :)


Disclaimer: The Pink layout is NOT designed by the mystery designer, just the picture. The pink template is one of the free templates provided by Blogger.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sharona is Back!

Any Monk fans out there? :D

Cast of Monk

If you love Monk & have been watching since season 1, you'd remember the first assistant Monk had, Sharona. Later in the seasons, Sharona left & Monk had to find a new assistant, Natalie, who's been assisting him ever since. When Sharona left, all of a sudden, I was so upset! I wished she'd be back one day.

& now she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This Friday!!

Check out promo video on Monk's facebook page or visit the official website for more information.
& if your're living overseas (like me!), u can watch new episodes of Monk (for free!) on

Even though I'm sad Monk is going to be over soon, I'm so happy that Sharona is back!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stephen Gately of Boyzone Passes Away...

How would you feel if you were having a great time reminiscing over some old treasured memory of someone that you haven't seen in a very long time & you were laughing your head off nearly having a headache from all the silly old memories of your happier old days...
then, just a little while later, you are struck with the news of the death of that person you were just remembering?

Well, I'm going through all that right now.

I was looking at some old box of some stuff I had from my teenage years. Every now & then the room would erupt in laughter as I find one precious thing after another. Instantly, I would travel back in time (who says we can't do that?!!!) to the time where I first had/used those things... Old pictures of friends... old birthday cards.. I even got a secret valentine's day???!! (not a secret really, lol, it just wasn't signed & I don't remember who gave me that! lol)... but one of the most highlights of the findings are some old posters I had of my beloved bands & some old copied magazine articles & interviews...
I was having the greatest time... traveling back in memory line...
I would look at this pic of this person & go wow! omg, look at him so young! hee hee & then I would laugh at another's pic... & so on...
Some felt like looking at for the first time...

I then, gently put everything back... & start inspecting other stuff... forgetting the pics for a while...

Then, just about an hour later (or more), I was having lunch & watching the TV. I had the BBC on, (of ALL days!). I wasn't really tuning in as my little nephew & niece were at my legs. Was flicking through the channels prior t0 that, in fact. But what left me keeping the channel, is that I spotted the name Stephen Gately written on the screen...

Instantly, I was like, huh? Stephen is on the news? Why is he on the news? I couldn't read the whole caption, nor that I have fully listened to the full news headline...
So I had to eagerly wait for the news segment to come on later...

Throughout my waiting, several possibilities of what the news was about started swirling in my mind... but none of them really seemed satisfying. Why would he appear on the News??! It's not like he's that famous. A new album? No! A tour? No! Is it because of the BBC? Maybe he occasionally appeared on it? But no...

What IS IT??!!

Then, after what seemed like a long time (which really was), the segment finally came on. I was all ears.

All I could remember now was ... "Stephen Gately" ... "died" .... "he was 33."...

I was like, what? huh? What?

Did he just say "Died"?

But the later ... "He was 33." confirmed it. I did hear him say "died."


Goodbye, Stephen...
You Will Never Be Forgotten, & Will Always be Missed.
Thank You for the Happy Memories & Joy you brought into our Lives.
You Will Always Be Loved & Remembered.

Edited on Nov. 2. 09 (note below picture was added)

"Alarm" - How LAZY are You??!

How lazy can one be? If You think you're lazy, think twice, you might not be as lazy as you think you are! Or, you might be just so, or even more!!

"Alarm" is the second short animated movie, by Moo-hyun Jang, a director of independent Animation team MESAI. It's a REALLY an AWESOME movie! Will get you cracking up, aaahhh-ing, & feeling frustrated all at once! You will feel the agony of waking up in the morning by the most hated device ever (in my opinion): the Alarm.

I HATE ALARMS!! I rarely use them anymore, (extreme measures only!), & watching this guy really brought back all the agonizing noise alarms make!

(Spoiler Alert!)
Hahaha! My absolute hilarious part is when he quickly shuts all three alarms & jumps back to bed, (that killed me!! XD!). I also loved the the milk scene! Omg! XD!

(youtube link).


For more info & Downloads, go to or check out their youtube page TEAMMESAI

Friday, October 9, 2009


I'm soooo MAD!!!

My moon! My Lovely moon!

My Lovely, beautiful moon!!! Is being ATTACKED!! >:O


Okay, NASA! Couldn't you find a "GENTLER" way to try to search for water???

God... I HOPE it FAILS! >:(


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Eid...

How was evertone's Eid? I hope you all had a wonderful time!

The Eid vacation is still on! So, take full advantage of it! lol

So, how is your Eid like? Mine is pretty traditional...

On the first day, we'd go to my father's side of the family. Meet & greet at my uncle's & stay there all day. Sometimes, I'd go to visit my sister's in laws at night, or go out to dinner with my cousins.
On the second day of Eid, it's my mother's side of the family's turn. We'd gather up at my uncle's & have lunch & stay till evening just like with my other uncle on the first day.
On the third day, we don't go to visit anyone, but usually my sis & uncle would visit us.

So, our Eid is pretty traditional, as I mentioned earlier. But I love it more when things change & we go out to a restaurant or hit the malls or do whatever differently. It's nice to have a change every once in a while. But usually, we'd do these things after Eid... (you, know how CROWDED! places can be during Eid!)

So this is pretty much what my Eid is all about.

So, how is yours??


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eidkom Mbarak :)

I just wanna wish all Muslims around the world a blessed Eid Fitr!

Taqabalah Allah ta'atkom, wo kul aam wontow b'khair! :)

Today was an awesome day! May Allah bless us all with so many Eids to come, ya rab! & may we all be joyous & happy all round year! Say Ameen!

Love you, & wishing you a happy Eid :)


This song is SOOOOO Eid-like!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whenever I hear it, I instantly feel like Eid!

Dedication to all :)

*Song name: Al-eid Hal Hlalah (The cresent of Eid has shown/appeared), by "Mahmood Al-Kuwaiti".


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meet Sophie Kinsella Tomorrow!

Are you a fan of 'the' Sophie Kinsella? Then you get a chance to meet her tomorrow!!!

This is a what Sophie has written about the invitation on facebook:

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009.

"You are invited!

Hi everyone!

I'm pleased to announce that on Wednesday, September 9th, I will join Barnes & Noble to take part in a one-day Q&A event on Facebook, and I am inviting all of you!

Starting at 11:00am EST, which is 4:00pm my time, I will respond to your questions about my books, and pretty much anything you've been wanting to know. You can RSVP for the event here —and don't forget to invite your friends!

Please note: The event will take place in a separate discussion board on September 9th. You must click through to this link to participate in the discussion on that day:


So hurry up Sophie Kinsella fans!!! RSVP to the event now before it's too late! The event will start from 6:00 pm till oo:oo am KWT.

I'm sooooo HAPPY! I have only dreamed about this. This is the closest for me to meet her in person! And now that I got a chance to actually 'interact' with one of my TOP fave writers, I really don't know what to say or ask her! LOL

But I can't wait!

I wish I get to really talk with her! Pray for me! hee hee


If you are a fan of hers, what would u say to her? What would u ask her about? (I still don't know as I mentioned above).
What are your fave SK's? I loved all the ones I read so far, but the ones I re-read more than once are Can you Keep a Secret, Shopaholic & Sister, & The Undomestic Goddess. Bunch of hilarious laughes! hee hee
I can't wait to read the rest! Esp, Remember Me (which I have bought & poor dear is begging me to find time to read it! hee hee), & Twenties Girl which sounds so charmingly new! Can't wait to get it!

So, feel free to share your thoughts with me (& Sophie, in case she pops in here! :D )


For those of you who might not be too familiar with the name of Sophie Kinsella, remember The Confessions of a Shopaholic movie? Well, she's the writer of the novel of the movie adaptation :)

This pic is a special dedication for u 6amoo7a ;)
but let's see, whether u get it or not? lol :P


Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Still Miss You


By: Just a Bunch of Thoughts

Fifty one years ago, a little baby was born
Never knowing his life would soon be torn

He lived a short, yet full life
But most of it was full of strife

He grew up in an abusive environment
No one could hear him, or help treat his ailment

He called out for help repeatedly
But people rarely listen carefully

The pain became greater with time
Leaving scars that will last a lifetime

People are too busy looking at the outside
Very few cared to look at the inside

Even with the love of millions
He could not climb up the canyons

His gift was a way to escape
Drowning in a sea of innocence, where he will not be raped

When surrounded with pure love, he laughed & giggled
Animals & children were pure loves he cradled

Despite all that negativity, he continued to search for love
And three little children were sent form above

They helped give him the love & joy he so longed for
But sadly, he had to leave the shore

Leaving them & us all in endless tears
Still in denial yet accepting the spears

His time has come & we must not object
C'est la vie; we rather reflect

For forever he shall remain alive in our hearts
His legacy will go on forever & never parts


We Love You MJ

May You Rest In Peace


P.S: I have promised to post another part for this post, so this should be it I guess.

Note: No one is allowed to copy & paste any line of this poem without prior permission from me. If you like the poem & would like to share it with others, you can copy the link to this post but not the poem itself. All rights reserved to Just a Bunch Of Thoughts.

Anyone done with Eid-shopping, yet?

Here goes the first week, & it’s almost mid Ramadan. That means Eid is really just around the corner, & I still haven’t got anything to wear for it!

I hate it when I get so behind! For the past few years, I’ve had it a lot easier & got pretty much done way a head, so I was pretty much relaxed during this holy month. But this year I got so jammed up all through out the summer, I couldn’t find time to shop early.

I couldn’t wait to be done with the summer semester just so that I could find time to relax & get to do all those stuff-to-dos I’ve been delaying since God knows when! But again, I couldn’t find the time to shop (or get done with all those stuff-to-dos) before Ramadan comes. So this year, I’m bound to shop during this month!

For those who don’t know this about me, I hate shopping for specific occasions! But I really “HATE” it when I have to do it during Ramadan! The perfect timing for me to shop is from the afternoon till evening. In Ramadan, the shops are closed during that time! So, if I have to go shopping, I have to do after Futoor, & you know how we usually feel after Futoor! lol its just too much! & don’t get me started on the mornings! Oh, no, I would NEVER go out in the morning! This is the only time I could sleep in! So, there’s no way, what sooooo ever!

So, yeah, the late nights are my only chance.

But the timing isn’t really my biggest problem when it comes to shopping. Besides that comes the mood! When I’m in the right mood for shopping, I wouldn’t mind anything! But I’m just moody, what can I do? & besides my cold (more like lazy) mood for shopping, comes my biggest annoying shopping problem ever: my difficult, picky taste. My mom had said it too many times, “You’re just too difficult!”. She’s right! I am! I don’t like to have just ‘anything’! Everything should be ‘P.E.R.F.E.C.T’!! So, calling me a ‘perfectionist’, mom, would be more suitable, don’t you think? :P (no, I can still be difficult :P)

So, there you go, it’s true, being a perfectionist is great & has its benefits, but it’s also draining & puts a lot of pressure on you! Especially if you are surrounded by a perfectionist environment where you shouldn’t be any less ‘cool’ or you’ll be ‘out’! I totally hate that by the way. I tend to have a ‘simple’ yet ‘cool’ kind of style for almost every occasion I go to. I hate all the fuss & too sophisticated outfits that could be so uncomfortable both for body & eyes!!! Comfort is a priority for me. So is style. That’s why I tend to take so much time shopping searching for the ‘right’ clothing that would feel comfortable & fashionable at the same time.


So too to keep with the fast pace of the month, I went last Sunday to the charity fair in Qurtuba, & I found some cool stuff but I wasn’t too keen on anything, (picky me!). But I couldn’t really see, cuz it was sooo humid, I really felt sooo tired right away, I just couldn’t think straight & just wanted out so quickly. If it wasn’t for my sister agreeing to take me there I might have not gone there & seized the moment cuz I wasn’t really in the mood, (moody me!) for any kind of shopping, let alone fair-shopping!

I still am not pretty much in the mood. But I have to visit as much fairs as I could, cuz after all, the normal shops at the malls must have fall/winter clothes displayed already.

I wish I get done with it already!


P. S: If anyone of you knows any fair that is really awesome, & that is either already open or will be opening soon, feel free to add it in the comments, plz.

Reviews will highly appreciated!

Thnx :)


Picture courtesy: Fortune Cookie Boutique.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just a few mintues till sunset!!!!!!


People Who Stay hungry


My 'Abdel-Wahab' Experience

Joined by our dear mothers, my cousins & I went to Abdel-Wahab's the Lebanese restaurant last Wednesday night. It was our first time there, & in general the experience was pretty good, yet there were some not-so-nice moments here & there. This is a review of my experience there.

We went pretty late (10:00 PM), as if we're subconsciously preparing ourselves to the late nights in the soon to come Ramadan, (as we went there just 2 nights ahead).

The weather was pretty humid (but not as humid as the following day, omg, it was TOO HUMID!!), but we didn’t mind that since we were to sit inside (I don’t know if there are tables outside).

It was our first time visiting this Lebanese restaurant, & our judgment is, pretty nice. In general.

The menu for an “only Lebanese” food is pretty good. It had plenty of the famous Lebanese dishes (that I'm aware of), & the taste was “delicious” for some dishes I had & “really good” for others.

There weren’t many options on the drinks, but that's okay I guess, since it's not an international restaurant. But I wished there were many juices, as The Sham is known for its delicious fruits & juices. I ordered an orange juice which was really delicious; I liked it, except that it wasn't really that cool, now that I remember. Or maybe I didn't drink it right away & it cooled down…

Mom thought the prices were pretty high, but I think it's reasonable since the location of the restaurant is on the beach, so it ought to be a little pricey.

But there was one thing that really caught my attention in the menu. There was NO dessert section! I was like checking & re-checking the menu over & over, thinking I may have missed it or something, but no, there wasn't any! LOL I thought it might be on a separate menu like some restaurants do, so I just let it go till it was time to have dessert & then if we weren't offered a dessert menu then I'd ask about it.

Warag Anab

The starter & soup took a considerate time to show up, while the main dishes took more time, but still considerate since they do take time to get done, (but if we were in a more popular restaurant, the food wouldn’t take so much time to get done, even for main dishes since they constantly make the most popular dishes even before customers order them).

We had several dishes that we loved to try & enjoyed most of them, if not all. My ultimate most delicious dish was the 3arayes. Omg, I wish I had taken a pic of it, but I just had one piece, & omg, it was sooo yummy! My least fave was the Warag 3anab, (I forgot what they call it in English; see picture above). It was good, don’t get me wrong, but it was a little sour to my taste. I don’t like sour food.

But then, after we were done with dinner, they brought us this lovely & sweet dish!


I was like, oh, wow! Is that why they didn’t have add a desserts section in the menu? Do they always give away free Mahalbia or is it just because of Ramadan? I didn't ask, but I'm pretty sure it's a celebration to the holy month's arrival :)

So was it good? Mmm, yeah! it was really sweet, all of us managed to eat at least halves of our plates; it was really good. I'm not really a big fan of this dish to tell you the truth, but I don't hate it. (Aunty, if you're reading this, yours is still number one :P - Oooops! I hope mom does not read this! -_-' :P im kidding, she knows I love my aunt's Mahalbia the most - even though it has changed a bit, but still, I like it! lol).

So, all in all, the experience was pretty good, only there were some points we didn't like about the restaurant. The place is pretty small; some of the tables were set really close to each others, so there's not always a perfect sitting place available. But on the bright side, the chairs were comfy.

The staff were okay. The waiters we had were friendly, but the janitor at the door did not leap to his feet & greet us by opening the door to us only after we were really close at the door & I gave him the impression that I wanted the door to be opened to us! I didn't like that at all, as it's his job to open the door for us, not the customers. Esp, that he was just there! Not doing anything! I don't know what he was thinking, not coming right away to us. Poor mom, had to try to open the door herself! I was like no, let him open it for us! It was by then he had reached to the door to open it. Thanks a lot! We couldn't have done without you! Just a split of a second & we would've been in ourselves! (esp, if the door wasn't a bit heavy then I'm pretty sure mom would've got to push it even before that man reached it!). So, that was the worst part. Talk about a first impression!

Also another thing, when we were about to leave, nobody said goodbye to us, or asked us to ‘come again’ in a friendly way. I’m not even sure they even saw us leaving!

But lucky for them, the food wasn't a big dissapointment, I could let the door mishap go. (But I will make sure to be treated with more respect).

Will I go there again? No, I rather try a new restaurant. But I wont mind having some for take away.

But would I recommend it? Yeah, its worth trying, esp if you love Lebanese food. But don’t expect to be treated like a king.


* The first & last pictures are taken form the restaurant's facebook group


Friday, August 21, 2009

May You Have a Blessed Ramadan :)

Ramadan is here everyone!!!

Mbarak Alaikom eshahar!

Wish you all have a great time in this favorable time of year :)

May we invest in the best of deeds...

& be washed off all sins...

God bless us all & let us see more Ramadans to come...

Wish you all peace & love...

Happy Ramadan!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kuwait Mourns the Death of 40+ Women & Children

I'm speechless...

I really am out of words...

I just found out about the whole thing...

I was out all day & having a great day & not a thing on my mind except that I need to get as fast as I could to work & get everything done... I never knew my beautiful day would end up with me finding out that a tragic incindent had happened last night & I didn't know anything about it...

History repeats itself...

so soon...

We still haven't gotten that Al-Jahra Wedding Hall fire tragedy that occurred earlier this year out of our heads yet & now we are struck yet again with another similar (yet more severe) tragedy that amazingly happenend in Al-Jahra too...

Tens of bodies injured & over 40 souls were taken back to their creator last night after a fire broke out in a private wedding that soon turned into a national funeral...

Our thoughts & prayers go out to all those who have lost their loved ones, may God have mercy on their souls...

Kuwait is mourning...

انا لله و انا اليه راجعون
ولا حول و لا قوة الا بالله


Updated on Aug 18. 08. 2009

Here's the Alwatan report on TV...

More from Alarabia:

Note: (an updated news) The ex-wife says she wanted to take revenge against her in-laws because they "ruined my marriage."


& to just take a look at how fast a tent can burst out into flames, check out this video (note that it's pretty disturbing esp when you associate it with the recent horrible fire incident):



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Forever We Shall Still Remember...

Insecurity… suppression of freedoms... fears... killings... rape...environmental catastrophes...
Those are few of the terms associated with "war" & "Invasion"...
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, & till this very day the wounds are still present...
We will always remember this day & that painful memory as it's our duty to never forget such a horrific history. Writing about this aching past on this particular day of each year does not mean that we only remember the invasion just on this very day. That sorry memory is never out of our minds regardless of whether we talked about it or not. It is forever deeply carved in our hearts & souls.
I’ve always been open about how much I hate to talk about politics... a huge part of that hatred I'm sure is an effect of the invasion. Ever since that hurtful event, I’ve always hated to be reminded of it, & worked hard to avoid anything that would help me recall that time, including special TV shows, series, theatrical plays, articles in newspapers, & the history/political related educational lessons in our text books.
But regardless of me wanting desperately not to be reminded, I refused at the same time to forget about it. How could I? How could anyone ever forget, no matter how hard it is to remember all that pain? I was only 6, so some might say that I was too young to really know how hard it was, & that I barely remember. I hate it when they say that. Because, even if I was 6, & even if I really didn’t know what was really going on as to my child mind couldn’t really muster the meaning of “War” & invasion”, I still could “feel” the pain. I could feel it reflected on me.
I could still sense the fear my little heart felt whenever I heard a loud bang in the air… whenever a chopper flew nearby, & whenever I heard something bad was going to happen…
I remember being afraid of being in the garden to play on the swings for fearing that a rocket might land on my head all of a sudden as I was playing…
I could remember wondering who those Iraqis were & why were they here…
I could remember my mom recalling another name besides Saddam of another hater who also wanted to invade Kuwait in the 60s…
I remember not being able to go out & visit relatives all throughout the invasion time…
I remember feeling sad & worried (even though I couldn’t really comprehend it) over my cousin who was taken as a POW on this very day…
Those are just a bunch of many upsetting memories I have…
& they say I can’t remember?!
Those scattered terrifying scenes hear & there were & are enough for me to forever recall that sad history… & to never forget…




Friday, June 26, 2009

I really don't know what to title this post...

It was so sudden ...
It didn't sink in right away ...
It still feels unreal ...

It's funny! I've always wondered how the world will react when this day comes! We've seen how famous loved ones have affected people all around the world, such as the deaths of JFK, Elvis Presley, & from our world, AbdulHaleem, Om Kalthum, & locally, our loved leaders such Baba Jaber & Baba Sa'ad, God have mercy on their souls ...

But since people my age didn't really experience that extraordinary fascination & sometimes more-like-worship kind of love for a celebrity, I always wondered how will it go ...

But not in a million years have I expected what I'm feeling right now to ever happen to me!

First of all, I'm not a fan of his!!!!!!!!! So, why do I care then, right??

Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I do care??

But over the past few months, & due to a newly grown curiosity towards this person, whom I knew nearly nothing about except that he makes music & is acclaimed to be the most famous person in the world (ok, so what? who cares?) & really couldn't grasp why he was loved that much, but that didn't concern me really, there are so many stars who are loved very much, so it's not really strange .. but what got me interested & curious was that I wanted to set things straight about all the rumors I've heard ... was he really charged of those acts? Did he really do it? What exactly happened. But the most rumor I so wanted to set straight, was whether he really converted to Islam ...

Before I knew it, I was sucked into a world of fascination ...
I never knew his songs that I loved were so personal ... & that he wrote/co-wrote almost all them! To me that's highly appreciated of any performing artist ...
Listening to 'They Don't Care About Us', 'Scream', 'Leave Me Alone' & the like, gave a whole new meaning to the songs ... it's as if I'm listening to them for the first time ... really listening...

But then as I saw a number of interviews, some past interviews that I've seen years ago but didn't really cared to much about, have a new meaning to me ...
& somehow, I started to get to see something inside that face of his ...
& with the time, I didn't even get see his face anymore ... I just look right into his soul.

That's what got me...

His soul...

Ever since, I started praying for that man. To be freed from all that pain...
His life was soo unbearable! Trust me, nobody would wanna trade with him, if they could!
To live a life with constant pressure like this ... since early childhood...
& not only that, to be abused, threatened ...
With all the good in him, he was also contradictory in many ways ...

To Be Continued...

Breaking News: Michael Jackson Dies

At first I was on youtube & just looking at the home page & cheching the featured vids & all that & then I saw this ...

At first, I just glanced at it quickly as I did to all the featured vids on the page, but then I was like, wait, what?? RIP?? MJ?? what?


Why are they celebrating MJ's career? It's not his birthday yet...

WAIT A MIN! What's with the R.I.P??? @@!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that a joke???

I hurriedly went to Yahoo with my heart on my chest hoping to find nothing & that it's just a late April's fool ... that is just so mean ...

But it's not a joke ...

MJ did die ... he passed away!

Passed away ...

Gone ...

No more living ...

It took me a few minutes for the news to register ...

But still ...

I just hope everything went well ... that's all I'm concerned about ...
that's all I care about ...


God have mercy on all of us ...


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