Monday, March 26, 2007

Beyond the veil

I was just reading an article about "The Fatwa Wars" on Asharq by Ahmed Al-Rabei.

Seriously! I'm getting confused. Why are they doing this to us? Is it a game?Swear to God, they're getting on my nerves! The middle east is getting more and more "masculinized" in the name of Islam!

Has anyone of you watched the "Al Hadath" show on LBC on Sunday?It was about Saudi TV hostesses! can you believe it? out of all the important "issues" we have, they picked this topic! now what's wrong with Saudi hostess?! One of the guestes -Shaikh- said that "TV hostesses want to appear on TV just to show their bodies!"

CAN YOU BLELIEVE THIS GUY! and he kept going on saying that Saudis have a "khosuseyya!"

The Saudi woman is smart, well-educated, and need to be given the chance to prove that she's as good as any other man! here are some of my favourites:-

Dr. Selwa Al-Hazzaa: "The first Saudi woman to win the prestigious award for excelling in a male-dominated bastion of medical sciences and community service and one of the most powerful Arab women in 2005 by Forbes Arabia, the Dubai-based Arabic edition of the world-renowned business and financial magazine Forbes, it comes as no surprise that Dr Selwa Al-Hazzaa, a Saudi doctor who is head of ophthalmology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh and runs the most prestigious ophthalmology clinic in the city, is a pioneer in her field and an outspoken women's advocate who promotes her country and its women with pride"

- Dr. Hayat Sindi: "A leading Saudi medical researcher who was born in Mecca. She has invented a machine combining the effects of light and ultra-sound for use in the esoteric field of biotechnology. Her major project is being carried out in partnership with the universities of Exeter and Cambridge. She is the only Arab woman in the field of biotechnology."

- Lubna Olayan: click on name

- Dr. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid: "The executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and was the first Saudi Arabian woman to receive a government scholarship to study at a university in the United States where she received a PhD. in English Literature from Wayne State University. She has had a distinguished career within the United Nations helping governments to establish women and development programs, and is respected leader in the international community forging a new global population agenda."

- Dr. Ilham Abuljadayel: " Biotech scientist and the sole inventor of the TriStem Technology. She discovered an infallible and cheap technique for changing white blood cells into perfect, pluripotent stem cells – the gold standard of stem-cell values." If you wanna read more about it here is the {link}

Dr. Nahid Taher, our first woman bank CEO

Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman, Board of Directors, Jaddah Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Noura Al-Asheikh, head of the Women's Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs; along with Jowhara Al-Anqari and Dr. Suhaila Zain Al-Abideen, both prominent members of the National Society for Human Rights.

Dr. Hanan Al-Ahmedi, head of the Women's Department at the Saudi Management Society and ALOT more!

You see, I LOVE my country, and Saudi Arabia is actually changing and developing educationally, economically, and socially! why take us 100 years back? now that's my eternal question!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Huh! Mother's Day? come again?

I totally forgot all about it !! That's so embarrassing! And I have no idea how to make it up to her. I need your help guys. SERIOUSLY!! you know how moms' talk to each other and actually "brag" about it!
So, what should I buy her? Any creative ideas?


Saturday, March 10, 2007


O Allah, You are the Lord, there is no god but You. You created me and I am your servant, and I try my best to keep my covenant (faith) with You and to live in the hope of Your promise. I seek refuge in You from evil done by me. I acknowledge Your favors upon me and I acknowledge my sins. So forgive me for none forgives sins but You.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Because of you

I'm having a strong case of "butterflies in my stomach"!

"It's OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation" Hellen Keller

Thursday, March 01, 2007

What's wrong with me?

I feel ...
Mad, angry, stupid, bitchy, careless, love, sad, misunderstood, lonely, blue, crazy, PMSy, tired, exhausted, bored, disgusted, fed-up, down, corny, ...
I can go forever!

Do you know these symptoms?
What's wrong with me?

I think i'm just missing you!

O rare delight, these pains that break
My heart, dear hope, for thy sweet sake!
Through all the days, in all my woe,
I will not ever let thee go.

If any man should dare to say,
" Thou shalt forget his love one day"
The only answer I will give
Is an eternal negative?

Ibn Hazm Al Andalusi

Al Khayyam