Before I lay me down to sleep, I pray for a man who's not a creep, One who's handsome, smart and strong. One who loves to listen long, One who thinks before he speaks, One who'll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he's rich and self-employed, And when I spend, won't be annoyed. One who'll pull out my chair and hold my hand. Massage my feet and help me stand..
Oh send a king to make me queen. A man who loves to cook and clean.. I pray this man will love no other. And relish visits with my mother..
A MAN'S POEM:
I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac with big boobs who owns a bar on a golf course, and loves to send me fishing and drinking. This doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit..
We always hear about how the society in Kuwait is very retarded and hypocritical when it comes to women. Women are always complaining of the double standard factor against them; some women still have zero rights and it's 2010. Everyday, I either hear or read a story of a girl or a woman who's being mistreated one way or another by a guy who thinks he is superior just because he is a man. I know this might sound too stone-age like, but this is reality; women are no where near being liberal in this country. I say this not because I am hating on guys, or because I am jealous or envious, I say this because I believe that a lot of people are still ignorant enough to believe it actually exists.
Growing up, I never felt there was a difference between males and females; except for the obvious ones of course. I grew up surrounded by them; school, university and so on, and that what made me see how unfair it is to be a girl. I still remember the first time I realized that being a girl sucked, it was that day I saw how much trouble my brother used to cause in school and then how easily he could get out of it and how eventually he ended up being shipped to a boarding school in Lebanon, what a great punishment that was. I knew that if it was me, the scenario would be the complete opposite. Once I hit university I realized that being a girl sucked even more, I was constantly criticized or judged by people who think they're right because its a common belief. For example, if I see a guy I know and I stop to say hello and maybe strike a conversation with him then I will have to face serious consequences. In other words, saying Hi to a guy in front of people takes away their respect for you, but being a hypocrite doesn't. On the other hand, when a guy talks to hundreds of thousands of girls it just makes him a player which equals cool.
These are only minor issues that we, women, have to deal with on a daily basis. Other issues involve more serious matters such as the constant sexual harassment, the abuse both physically and emotionally, not to mention the legal rights that women are automatically just born without. I truly believe that many guys don't notice the insults they spread by just harassing a girl on the street, or in any public place. I refuse to believe that any guy is fine with abusing a girl, either by using violence physically or being plain hurtful emotionally, and waking up the next day feeling no guilt at all. I cannot believe it because it's not part of the human nature to not feel, it's not part of the human nature not to regret.
I'm not here to ask for equal rights, because I'm well-aware that there is no such thing. I'm also not here to ask for more freedom and less judgment, because I know where that will lead us; no where. I am here to ask of understanding. Where's that open mindedness you keep on parading yourself with? And where's that sense of right and wrong you claim you were raised upon? Re-think your actions today, yesterday, and the days before and if you still can't see it then my only hope that tomorrow you will.
P.S I'm not targeting guys here, it goes both ways. I'm not generalizing.
I haven't been posting in such a long time due to my very busy schedule and awesome life. It truly sucks to be awesome like me, but I'm thankful.
Since I have absolutely nothing to say, I'd like to take this opportunity to provide enlightenment to other people's lives. You may ask me questions in regards to food, health, religion, sexual preference, hate, love, and almost everything our dearly lives have to offer.
So, I finally decided that it's about time I got a Twitter account and unfortunately I'm liking it; Here's another thing besides Facebook that I'll be hooked on. Now let's talk Twitter. It's amazing how much fun you can actually have by just posting non sense. I never thought I will be a fan of this, because of all the Facebook drama that happens. However, and although it's my day 2 in the Twittering world, I'm enjoying it. It provides certain opportunities to bitch, complain, and most importantly waste time at class/work. And even though I literally have less than 10 followers so far, I'm having fun and this is what so great about Twitter. Another thing is social networking. Amazing how many people I "accidentally" found on it, people I haven't been in touch with since forever. This is why getting a Twitter account will probably be some sort of a way to reconnect. Also, stalking is always fun. (Just kidding people). One last point, since all of us here in "42" are officially on Twitter, then you can easily know whenever a new amazing post is being posted by following us. So, my advice to you readers goes both ways: A- You already have Twitter. Follow me, and I'll be updating you. B- You still don't have Twitter. Create one. Follow me.
With that being said, I'm FDBliss on Twitter as well.
"We remember forever what you say about the bodies of other women. When you mention in passing that a certain woman is attractive -- could be someone in the office, a woman on the street, a celebrity, any woman in the world, really -- your comment goes into a steel box and it stays there forever. We will file the comment under 'Women He Finds Attractive.' It's not about whether or not we approve of the comment. It's about learning what you think is sexy and how we might be able to convey it. It's about keeping our man by knowing what he likes. We also remember everything you say about our bodies, be it good or bad. Doesn't matter if it's a compliment. Could be just a comment. Those things you say are stored away in the steel box, and we remember these things verbatim. We remember what you were wearing and the street corner you were standing on when you said it."
NBC's "Chuck" and ABC's "V" have been renewed for next season.
Both shows were on the bubble for a pickup due to borderline ratings, but sources say the shows will be back next season on their respective networks.
Though modestly rated, "Chuck" has been NBC's steadiest show on Monday nights after "Heroes" sank in the Nielsens. NBC is expected to announce a 13-episode season order. While ABC's "V" was a steady performer on Tuesdays after "Lost" since it returned from hiatus and its most recent episode climbed slightly in the numbers.
On the other hand, The network seriously mulled bringing back "Heroes" for a shortened final season to wrap up the serialized show. In the end, given the fairly high cost of the drama, the show's consistently declining ratings and the number of new hour-longs coming to NBC next season, the network decided the UMS-produced series wasn't worth an additional season. Sources say the network is still leaving the door open to conclude the show with a special or movie.
Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California, is the guy who found the iPhone prototype which was later reviewed by Gizmodo. Brian admits that he sold the device to Gizmodo for a price of $5000. His attorney Jeffrey Bornstein says that Gizmodo emphasized Brian that “there was nothing wrong in sharing the phone with the tech press,”
Brian also says that he received the payment for allowing the tech blog an exclusive access to review the phone. Brian also regretted his action by not doing much to return the phone to its owner.
“He regrets his mistake in not doing more to return the phone,” says Bornstein’s statement. “Even though he did obtain some compensation from Gizmodo, Brian thought that it was so that they could review the phone.”
While this mystery gets solved, it is still unknown how another prototype got to Vietnam.
I have a question. This may sound really stupid. But, other than weight concerns. What other reasons are there for eating healthy? What I mean by that is lets say someone does not have any weight issues. What benefits does eating healthy offer them? Apart from like getting all the required nutrients perhaps.
Like if someone is not fat and dont get fat, why shouldn’t they eat sugar? Or why shouldn’t they eat lots of fat? Or white bread? Or cookies? Cakes? Big Macs? Fries? Sodas?
I mean we always look at this from a caloric and weight loss/muscle gain perspective. But, beyond that, what are the long term impact on health of eating well beyond just getting all the required nutrients?
Well Ed, I am cleared to tell you how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
“Ed: I often wondered about this phenomenon. Do tell.”
A woodchuck could chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could, but really, who gives a damn about a woodchuck?
On a serious note, I found this question too significant to include in the comments below my last post. I will be answering Ed’s questions in the order I see fit.
“I mean we always look at this from a caloric and weight loss/muscle gain perspective. But, beyond that, what are the long term impact on health of eating well beyond just getting all the required nutrients?” – Ed
Throughout my years in health and fitness, I’ve noticed that the only way I could pull people in to seek health is by sugar-coating reality. How could I approach a person who ignored his doctor’s instructions to eat properly in order to live? How could I convince anyone between the age of 20-30 to eat better and train frequently if their only concern is to enjoy artery-clogging fats and insulin-spiking carbs?
Me: “Ryan Reynolds. YOU LIKE!?”
Male Client: “ahh..yeah…I mean YES!”
Me: “NO WORRY! I take VERY NICE care of you!”
Male Client thinks to himself: “Damn it, if I were a Hollywood celebrity, I would have so much time on my hands. You bet your ass I’d look like Ryan Reynolds. But I don’t have the time so you know what, John Goodman will have to do.“
and like this:
Me: “Angelina Jolie! VERY HOT, yes?!”
Female Client: “..no, I’m looking for something closer to Jennifer Lopez.”
Me: “NO WORRY! Who you like?! Demi Moore!? SalmaHayek!? SPICY GIRLS?!”
Female Client: “Ahh..no, Jennifer Lopez would do.”
Me: “OKKKKAIH! Very nice! NO BROBLEM! You no want to look like FAT lesbian! Ummm, you know! What her name!? Rambo O’Donahue?”
Female Client: “Rosie O’Donnell.”
Me: “YES! Very NICE! You look like Rambo O’Rosie right now!”
Female Client thinks to herself: “Of course, Angelina Jolie looks the way she does. What does she do? She doesn’t do anything but prep for movie roles. If I had her schedule, I would look even better than she does. All I need is more time, guuuurl!”
Yes, we all know that all celebrities do is hop around the world trying to look good. It’s not like Angelina Jolie has to juggle her time between taking care of her kids, adopting new ones, and trying to stop a global genocide. All she does is work out. PFFFT! Angelina looks the way she does because she makes time for the gym (and has the number of the best plastic surgeon).
Oh and Ryan Reynolds? That Canadian doesn’t have to do anything but look good for his wife. It’s not like he has to make time for reading scripts, auditioning, and all that stuff borderline funny comedians do.
Unfortunately, a lot of individuals could care less about their health and more about their appearance. If I can’t convince a person to seek professional help in order to save his/her heart, then I’ll convince them to do it for presentation. It’s shallow and materialistic, but gets the job done.
So, here’s my advice to all you John Goodmans and Rosie O’Donnells out there is to quit nagging about the levees of New Orleans and Bill O’Riellyand harness that energy running on a treadmill. You might hate it in the beginning, but trust me, your body will love you.
“What I mean by that is lets say someone does not have any weight issues. What benefits does eating healthy offer them? Apart from like getting all the required nutrients perhaps.” – Ed
Skinny does not mean healthy; it means that you have a fast metabolism that will eventually slow down because you’ve been neglecting eating healthy. By the time we reach 25, our internal processes and functions start to decline, resulting in less energy expenditure and more storage.
Imagine your body as a tree, and every time you treat it badly a lumberjack comes and chops it. The tree’s still up, so no problem right? You treat it badly again and good old Paul Bunyan comes right back and chop chop. Once that final chop comes into play, I’d suggest you prepare yourself because it is going to SUCK.
Stage One: You’re told by family and friends that you’re too thin, so you eat every nutritionally retarded food source you see in front of you. You maintain your activity level through 2-4 games of 60 minute soccer per week, but consume a huge fast-food meal right after in order to satisfy your hunger. Within a few months, you realize a small pot belly and your once-ripped structure starts to look smooth.
Stage Two: Your appetite is flourishing. You’re devouring everything in front of you while thinking “Hey! I need to gain weight right!?” Mommy and daddy still think you need to gain a few kilos, so eat up little piggy.
Stage Three:Your friends call you up and want to go munch at the Slider Station and you’re thinking “Hey! I needs tah dress up purrdygeeewd!” Oh, but wait; little piggy just realized something, “SNAP! My Diesel’s don’t seem to fit!”
Stage Four:You look bloated, and your face turns red every time you talk.Momma’s worried about her little piggy, so they visit the doctor and get some blood work done. “This little piggy had too much sugar and salt!” said the doctor. “He’s border lining diabetes and his blood pressure is too high!”Momma’s worried about little piggy and listens to what the doctor has to say.
Stage Five:You’re young and could care less about health issues. Plus, you’ve been consuming processed crap for the past few years; little piggy ain’t going to cut this anytime soon. More and more you eat, your weight climbs up 20kg within 6 months. Little piggy is officially big piggy.
Stage Six:Your friends think you’ve been tanning every weekend since your face’s red from the HBP. While playing soccer, your lower back starts to give in. “AWH! I must’ve kicked that ball not so geeewd!” Whoa there big piggy; you’re belly’s putting a lot of stress on your lower back. You go for another soccer game, but your endurance is suffering pretty badly. You breathe heavily and your knees start to wobble around. “Hey! I must’ve played too much soccer this week!” No big piggy; that was only 1 game, and you lasted 10 minutes. Your knees are wobbling due to the excess weight.
Stage Seven:Your soccer buddies don’t call you anymore because you’re starting to suck. “Hey! I don’t need soccer! I’ll just plug in FIFA on myPlaystation 3, ERRRIGHT!” You spend less time on the field and more time chilling and eating at the duwaniya. By the time you graduate, you’ll be well on your way to obesity.
So yes Ed, everyone needs to be aware of their health. Obesity is a gateway to a lot of diseases that build up overtime. As we all know, nothing happens overnight; the diseases gradually build up until our bodies cannot take anymore punishment.
“Like if someone is not fat and dont get fat, why shouldn’t they eat sugar? Or why shouldn’t they eat lots of fat? Or white bread? Or cookies? Cakes? Big Macs? Fries? Sodas?” – Ed
What’s common in regards to the foods you listed above? They are all processed, refined, manhandled or whatever we humans do to make food tastier and longer lasting. Processed foods were designed to preserve,texturize, soften, sweeten, and pretty much denaturize food. Most nutritional value is lost and replaced by other chemicals and ingredients that have little or no nutritional value, which can be damaging to your health.
How bad are processed products?
Allergies, bad breath, body odor, diarrhea, constipation, gas, flatulence, abdominal bloating, frequent urination, edema, swelling, water retention, heart burn, acid reflux, stress, insomnia, sleeplessness, gastritis, peptic ulcers, high blood pressure, high (LDL) cholesterol, kidney stones, migraines, headaches, arthritis, gout pain, acne, yeast infection, memory impairment, tooth decay, tooth staining, nausea, photo sensitivity, tears, thirst, weight gain, hormonal imbalance.
Thin and healthy people do not have super powers that make them immune to the side effects above. They are more in danger of obtaining those side effects since they don’t see (keyword: SEE) any abnormalities on their bodies (i.e. belly, man boobs, ghetto booty, love handles, etc).
Please, I urge everyone to listen to my advice: stick to less processed foods! The farther you are from Mother Nature, the worse your health gets. The amount of sodium, preservatives, food coloring, phosphates and whatever crap they use to CREATE PLASTIC is on every possible processed product out there! You don’t need to cut junk food completely, just limit your processed food intake to half of its original amount and see how better you feel.
Don’t forget that junk food is called junk food for a reason. Don’t take my word for it; read this: EARLY DEATH.
“What other reasons are there for eating healthy?” – Ed
How am I able to work 8 hours in the morning, weight-train for 30-45 minutes, attend my businesses for 4-6 hours, write this long ass post and enjoy my time with friends and family? Without the help of Allah and my ability to control energy and stress through nutrition, I can never accomplish my days without negatively effecting my health.
1. Healthy eating will protect you from any diseases that are commonly prevalent when we grow older, including heart disease and diabetes. By eating healthy you are boosting your energy levels, improving your bodily functions, helping to improve your immune and generally end up leading a longer and more vibrant life.
2. Meeting your nutritional needs. By attaining a healthy lifestyle, you’re consuming every possible nutrient that is essential for living; you are literally insuring the longevity of your future. The vitamins and minerals in healthy foods can boost your immune system and shield you from many common illnesses. You will and can reduce the risks that are linked to serious diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
3. Healthy eating can reduce your stress levels. You will enjoy life more and have more energy to face the challenges before you.
4. You will sleep better and feel a lot more rested when you wake up.
5. The ability to lose fat quickly and maintain it long term. Most people who lose the fat with fad diets gain it right back (sometimes double) when they go back to their normal eating habits. With a healthy diet that you can maintain for life, you will lose that fat once and maintain it long term.
6. Healthy eating will keep you active and energized. Your body will tell you to seek exercise! I’ve personally seen obese individuals who’ve lost copious amounts of fat and started eating healthy. In the process, some of them took up diving and swimming as hobbies, while others strived to become triathlon athletes. Lastly, you will be able to run faster and longer, lift stronger and jump higher.
The One With All The Cliches
“You only live once.” This is the kind of crap you hear from people who could care less about their health, and its not even true. In fact, judging this truth from the show Lost, you pretty much suck if you don’t come back to life. Oh, and James Bond lived twice and cats live nine times. Whoever came up with that excuse is a fat dude who thought life wasn’t worth living because he was fat. Fat people don’t like to live because the more time they live, the more fat jokes are made at their expense. (And yes I’m joking, so take it easy)
“Who wants to live until 70?” Who wouldn’t wanna live until 70? People picking up after you and taking care of all your needs while you berate the living crap out of them? Seriously though, bracing yourself to fart is not cool. Stallone’s hitting 66 years of age and he looks better than 74% of the Kuwaiti population.
“I don’t need to watch what I eat. I’m skinny.” Your metabolism will eventually slow down. If you think you’re skinny and your abdomen isn’t noticeable, think again. Your overall structure is thin, but layered in fat.
“I’m still researching and looking for an optimal method in dieting and exercise while enjoying my box full of donuts and Oreo shake.” I bet you’re the guy who tells his friends all about the newest fad diets and about the latest exercises. You love to talk the talk, but when you try walking the walk, you end up gasping for air after 10 minutes. If you can’t make up your mind, ask a professional.
“I have no time for a healthy lifestyle.” No matter what your limits are and how bad they may be, there is no such thing as no time. You and only you is in control of your life. What’s the use of obtaining success if you can’t live a long healthy life enjoying it?
“The level of stress and pressure in my life is overwhelming!” I have a full time job from 8 am to 4 pm, spend 4-6 hours a day attending my businesses and still manage to eat 6-7 healthy meals, get in a decent workout and spend time with family. Sleep early, get in 30-60 minutes of exercise per day and spend more time with the people you love the most and less time at the duwaniya.
One of my relatives (Allah rest his soul and may he rest in peace) died at the young age of 45. I kept on nagging him a few years back to eat healthier, cut smoking and exercise; yet he couldn’t resist the temptations of food. He was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high (LDL) cholesterol and diabetes by the age of 35. His doctor urged him to pursue a healthy lifestyle if he wants to live longer (married with 4 kids), but he still did not listen.
He ate as much as his heart desired, smoked endless packets of cigarettes a day and neglected any source of activity. He kept on ignoring every possible side effect until one day his body decided to give in.
I don't know about you, but there is a great place in my heart for frozen yogurt. It's my favorite treat, followed by ice-cream. Just the thought of them both makes me hungry!
Anyway, yesterday during my break I went out with a couple of friends to Galleria 2000. As we entered, we saw this really cute frozen yogurt place, downstairs right under the escalators in case you wanted to go, and we decided to give it a try. Turns out its as good as it seemed and maybe even more.
What I loved about it: 1- More flavors than Pinkberry, even though I heard Napket are also serving several new flavors but I still didn't try it yet. 2- It's really good! I loooved how natural it tasted; natural as in you can actually feel the real taste of the yogurt. 3- If you like to add toppings to your frozen yogurt they have plenty, and they look really fresh and yummy. 4- It is only... 25 Calories Per Serving! Yes, the serving is for the whole cup. Not the small one, the big size. Amazing, I know. "Attached below is a whole nutrition fact table."
Only thing I didn't like was the fact that it melted too fast. I'm not sure if that's the way it is or because it was super hot outside. Nevertheless, I highly recommend.
Now, I leave you with some pictures I tried to take. Sorry for the not-so-great quality I never seem to remember to carry a camera and my phone isn't helping.
Actors/Actresses: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Michaela Watkins, Noureen DeWulf, Melissa McCarthy, Danneel Harris
Story: Zoe's a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away when they get close. She also wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan whom she connects with. But she's still afraid to let him in and when she tells him about her pregnancy thinking he would bail but he sticks with her.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.