Nov 3, 2012

Nov 1, 2012

Re-blog: Dammit, my kids have become believers

An interesting article of a lovely blogger The Restless Quill, an Indian mom highlighting the negative influence of the Indian kids tv shows to her kids in all level.

Read more about it in " Dammit, my kids have become believers" to understand her point of view, and you may pick up some tips to evaluate tar influence of the kids tv show in your country or language on your kids and share it with us, as some western kids tv shows is not applicable with the Eastern culture.

Also follow her blog on

Oct 30, 2012

Eid flavors

This Eid was differently different then other Eid I came a cross after years. It started at the first day of Eid when I saw my second cousin after more than 15 years, she lived abroad all her life.

My half cast (Oman mom and Greek father) relatives came for lunch, for the first time I set and chit chatted with them to overcome the fear of socializing with people, which recently I experienced in one of the conferences abroad. Back to the topic, I found how they strugglingin both Arab and Greek society because they don't speak the language. They don't want their kids to struggle or face the same problem.

Also we spoke how the young people who have East African background refuse to speak Swahili despite knowing the language because as they heard it's a racist issue, despite as my knowledge most people who have East African background are from well known Arab tribals.

At night my siblings and cousins gathered at my cousin's place after years of not gong out and had junk food and my niece was entertaining us.

The second day of Eid we gathered at my youngest Aunt's place, but this time was only the cousins and their kids, without the parents (now they are grandparents) which proved that my cousins will continue keep the tradition of this gatherings from now on. We then gathered at my sister in law's family farm for BBQ which they traditionally do it every second day of Eid, I started to know my newest sister in law who joined our family in September, and one of my cousin has also stationary obsession like my sister and I, which others thought it's unusual and not acceptable, also told her not to admit it in public.

The third day of Eid I went to the beach for few hours with the boys, finished reading a novel, then in the evening I dropped a guest at her relative, and finished my chores then picked up the guest before heading home.

The fourth day, went for tea party at my sister in law, all my cousins and sister in laws as well as my second cousin who come from Switzerland to meet everyone, we had a great time bonding.

Sep 28, 2012

We are the movie

"RT @Psypherize The movie defaming Muhammad PBUH wasn't a movie, it was a trailer. We are the movie. -- سلطان سعود القاسمي (@SultanAlQassemi)"

The trailer has been created to destroy Muslims and insults our beloved prophet, but it's also sabotaging Obama's campaign. Peaceful protects is not harmful, but Islam is against killing people. The US ambassador and his staff blood shaded, only because the movie was directed and produced in US, as the director is American citizen, although he is an Arab.

One man was against Islam created blood shades around the world, he wanted to prove one thing, that Muslims are terrorist, and thirsty for blood.

The question is are we? We aren't that, and we are the cast in a big universal movie, that the director did not paying a cent to produce it, he is in jail, waiting for trailed not for the death of people, he one day will gather all that and make it a documentary, to prove to the world that we are terrorists.

Sep 6, 2012

تكفل كصدقة

الله سبحانه و تعالى وزع رزقه بين الناس، حيث أعطى لي البعض المقدرة لي الذهاب إلى الحج أو العمرة أو كلاهما، مرة أو مرتين أو عدة مرات أي في كل سنة وبارك الله في ذلك، وبعض لا يقدورا الذهاب بسبب عدم وقدرتهم على دفع التكلفة.

في بعض الذين حجوا عدت مرات أولا لي نفسهم ثم لي أحد من المسلمين الذين وافتهم المنية ولم يؤدون مناسك الحج، ولكن البعض الأخر أخذوا بمنظور آخر. في بعض يستمروا كل سنة، ولكن إذا أدوا الحج والعمرة، يمكن أن يكفلوا الناس الذين ليس من مقدرتهم تحمل التكلفة، أو يجمع عدة أشخاص ويكفلوا شخص أو شخصين، الدعوة من هذا الشخص الذي كفلته أمام الكعبة كأنك أنت حجيت أو اعتمرت معه، والثواب يكون أضعاف مضاعفة.

ابتدأ أنت، وسيتابع الناس، أنشر هذه الفكرة البسيطة وتأجر.

Aug 27, 2012

Black sheep

I was always criticizing a man who calls him self the black sheep in his family because he choose to be different and outspoken by doing or been someone which is against nature and universe. I also indirectly thought his parents and family should have been hush on him and they might haven't thought him deeply about religion.

I realised that his own family thought him well, they did what they can but he chose his path. His family, cousins accepted him as he is, as long as he respect him self when he is around them.

I still know it's wrong, but who I am to judge him, he might have been doing good deeds more then me.

Disability doesn't equal to disability

Disability doesn't equal to disability, that was Ammar's motto that what driven him to succeed in life and overcome his main obstacle that his disability.

Spend five minutes of your time to Watch "Ammar Film-Eng sub- فيلم عــمار" on YouTube  and let him inspire you.

Jul 3, 2012

The Glorious Words of God (Allah Ta'ala)

Time to share with you'll The Glorious Words of God (Allah Ta'ala):
✓give better directions than a GPS,
✓clearer answers than Google, and
✓much much more comfort than a day at the spa!

So Read, Recite, Contemplate, Understand, and finally Practice The QUR'AN.

The Source:

Jul 1, 2012


Some jokes related to women, enjoy some laughter:

'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.
'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'

I know I'm not going to understand women.
I'll never understand how they can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto their upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word..
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position..
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?'
'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day.
30,000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What?'

A man said to his wife one day, 'I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
'The wife responded, 'Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, 'You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee.
The husband said, 'You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.'
Wife replies, 'No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee....'
Husband replies, 'I can't believe that, show me.'
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the Old Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says, 'HEBREWS'

The Silent Treatment
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment.
Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.' He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up....'
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

إلى الطبيب

ذهبـتُ إلى الطَّبيبِ أُريـه حالي..
وهل يدري الطَّبيبُ بما جَرَى لي؟!

جلسـتُ فقالَ ما شـكواك صِفْها..
فقُلتُ الحـالُ أبلغُ مِن مقـالي..

أتيتُـك يا طبيـبُ علـى يقـينٍ..
بأنَّكَ لسـتَ تَملك ما ببـالي..

أنا لا أشـتكي الحمَّى احتجـاجًا..
بَلِ الحُمَّى الَّتي تشكو احتمالي!!

فتحتُ إليكَ حَـلْقي كَي تَـرَاهُ..
فقُل لي:هل أكلتُ من الحـلالِ؟؟

أتعـرفُ يا طبيبُ دواءَ قَـلْبي؟!
فَـدَاءُ القَلـبِ أعظمُ مِن هـزالي..

كَشَفْتُ إليكَ عَن صـدري أجِبْني..
أتَسـمعُ فيهِ للقـرآنِ تـالِ؟!

تقـول بأنَّ مـا فـيَّ التهـابٌ..
ورشـحٌ ما أجبتَ على سُـؤالي..

وضعتَ على فَمـي المقياسَ قُل لي:
أسهـمُ حرارةِ الإيمـانِ عـالي؟!

سـقامي من مُقـارفةِ الخَطـايا..
وليـس مِنَ الزُّكامِ ولا السُّـعالِ..

فإن كنـتَ الطَّبيبَ فما عـلاجٌ..
لذنـبٍ فَوْق رأسـي كالجبـالِ؟؟

نُسـائلُ مـا الدَّواءُ إذا مَرِضـنا..
وداءُ القَـلْبِ أولـى بالسُّـؤالِ..!

الشاعر مجهول

7 Rules to a better Life

I present to you the 7 Rules to a better Life by Life Facts:
1. Never Hate.
2. Live Simply.
3. Expect a Little.
4. Give a lot.
5. Always Smile.
6. Live with Love.
7. Be With God.

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Just wanted to share this beautiful Ayah (verse) from the holy book of Quran. It is about how to accept something our hearts wanted it so badly, and vise verse which might be a blessing from God.

When we lose a job, or find ourselves unable to marry who we want, or something is taken from us, have we ever stopped to consider the possibility that it may have been for our own good?

Allah tells us in the Quran: "But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not." [Quran].


I'm ready

My friend Nadia as known as Donna Brima in Facebook wrote a hilarious random thought, which I thought of sharing with you'll for motivation.

Wow!... I do not know whats happening at this moment BUT....
.....NeeVer FELT soOo READy to MoVe ON and mOvE FORwaRd.....

Its coming back to me, i can feel the energy, i Pray this motion wont stop...

"I am READY!"
thank you GOD..

Jun 27, 2012


I was sitting opposite an hypocrite person, after friends called her. I feel that I'm also hypocrite to be sitting with her, I feel angry because of that.

I've been forced to sit with her in several occasions because of my friends are her friends, and they don't see what I see in her.

I feel heat steaming out of my face, it just unbearable to be with someone you dislike, am I been negative or overreacts? I might so.

I can't get up or walk out whenever anyone of us steps in the room or place, I would be extremely rude. Her main agenda to be lovable by everyone, and to keep good relations especially with me, because of the appearances (very important for her social network).

I managed to politely turn down several invitations from her, and now she's using my friends to get through me, which I can see that. I made sure my relationship with her is more of professional then personal, specially after the big stun she played to manipulate my feelings but God protected me & I found out the next before I opened my mouth and spread false information.

The funny thing, whenever she comes up to me, she looks stressful as if everything over her head (same scenario).

Jun 21, 2012


Few weeks ago, I deleted my blog at the moment when I felt that my life revolves around cyberspace and I lost in touch with my actual social skills. I became completely emotionless and don't really care about actual people, I became too obsessed with social networking and becoming someone else.

I was filled with darkness and I actually hated my self and looks, and wasn't willing to love my self despite I have allot of people love me and try to change me to be a better person.

Now, I am trying to do initiative to solve my problems and admit that I am wrong.

I undeleted my blog and thank God I didn't loose my data despite I didn't do any back up.

Yes, I am back with you'll. Sharing and caring.

May 4, 2012 is killed

I was brawsing, I came across an old friend's blog Amjad who used to own which he last posted over two years and I just discovered his blog is no longer active.

He is not dead or killed, but his blog is.

SAGO Bush Baroque Ball 2012

Yesterday I attended "SAGO Bush Baroque Ball 2012" with my sister and a close friend of mine, it was our first experience.

We set with a group of South Africans and all the women were teachers in on of the private school in Oman. People danced with the mix of South African music. The South African ambassador was also there, enjoying and blending in.

I loved the atmosphere and I thank the South Africans for their hospitality and making it happen.

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Please view them and share it with your loved ones via Twitter, facebook, etc, also share your comments as it will be valuable to me.

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Apr 30, 2012

R.I.P. Tariq

When ever someone pass by and hear his death, you see their faces get puzzled until they saw his photo and their faces suddenly get white and sad, they are shocked to know the happy and jolly character has died.

Only used to say "hi" and no more word, despite knowing his family, relatives and background.

It's not easy for anyone to accept his departure to his next phase, that's circle of life.

To Ahmed Kamakazy,  Al Maskari and Al Mahrooqi family, we are so sorry for your loss. Also Nada, Ghaniya, Adam and Anisa, you'll be missing him allot.

Your present going to be missed at Bank Muscat HQ.

I was told that allot of men attended his funeral ceremony despite been held at midnight. It shows how people loved him and his family too.

Allah Yerhamak,

Apr 1, 2012

Raneen won three awards

The film "Raneen" won big in Muscat International Film Festival ! Best Film, Best Scenario, and Best Actor!
The film was directed is by doctor Maitham Al Musawi, a physician, who has graduated in 2011 from SQU in Oman and currently doing his internship year. But he also does film making on the side.

Mar 24, 2012

A thousand words

My sister and I decided to go and attend a comedy movie and "A Thousand Words" was the only movie available to watch.

It was less of a comedy and more of a drama, which revolving about inner self search, family ties and how to get over anger, and amendment with self and others. It's all about forgiveness from heart and soul and move on with life by opening new chapter, it's also about maturity and not only thinking about our selves but others too.

Mar 19, 2012

Russell Peters on St. Patrick's Day!

Yes, Russell Peters performed a stand up comedy show for the first time in Oman on St. Patrick's Day, the auditorium is almost full, and people are still pouring in to see him.

People were looking for tickets to see the Anglo-Indian performance, allot of people were looking for re-sale tickets, people from different age, nationalities were moved.

I didn't see any of Russell's stand up shows, so I didn't know how he was, I just went to change the atmosphere and to enjoy the company. I bumped into allot of people, was happy to see and meet new people.

Russell write's up pg 15 and I didn't know how censored it will going to be, for Oman, a was a bit embarrassing even for liberal minded people, as it was not part of our culture to openly joke about sexual topics.

Despite all that, people enjoyed it, and hoping for more entertainment events, not like someone said while walking out the avenue after the show ended "Will wait for another show after 3 years". Please prove him wrong.

Mar 9, 2012

KONY 2012 - The Film

Kony 2012

A thirty-minute documentary titled "Kony 2012" about Joseph Kony, war criminal. The documentary is by film maker Jason Russell for the campaign group Invisible Children Inc. It was released on March 5, 2012 via the internet created awareness of the war criminal and aim to put stop of his barbaric behavior towards humans, specially children.

Celebrities are taking part of the campaign and people are broadcasting information about Joseph Kony and thanks to internet technology, allot of people are googling about "Kony".
I haven't seen it video, but worth watching and sharing it with everyone, specially the young generations to be aware of it.

Mar 7, 2012

Once Upon A Time

We all once upon a time believed in fairy tales, thanks to animated movies, such as Cinderella, sleeping beauty, snow white, etc. My childhood was filled with such characters beside Rapunzel as well as Hansel and Gretel, which I countess watched it while playing with my sisters.

Once upon a time I was a child, enjoyed the fruit of life, from swimming to playing outdoors, got a chance to cycle on my bike, roller skate, skate on ice, and skateboarding too which I once owned a small one purple colored funky look. I also tried many activities such as painting, piano and bale dance. I am still found of music, more of piano, qanoon and drums, all depends on my mood. My regret is not continuing learning piano instrument. I recall a Japanese girl who lived in my building, a flat right bellow mine was practicing on her piano on a daily base.

I also played video games which I once owned Atari and Nintendo as well as board games.

Now I'm watching Once Upon A Time, the TV series opened up the hidden enchanted forest in me, which filled with hope, dream to be come something other then my self.

I consider Once Upon A Time the best TV series I watched in year 2012, and the best episode was "Skin Deep", aka. The Beauty and The Beast, the story revolve around Rumplestiltskin (in fairy tale world)/Mr. Gold in the real world and his love to Belle in fairy tale.

If you missed it, tune in at one of online free TV streams to catch up.

Mar 3, 2012

Go Oman

Despite been none fan of football, but I'm happy that Oman won the friendly match against Thailand for 2014 World Cup Qualifying.
Best wishes for Thailand for next season i.e 2018 World Cup Qualifying; and best wishes for Oman to qualify.

UAE has officially started multiple 'Banning Spree', under the umbrella of Health and Safety Environment as a cover, it seems that the government is in financial crises and trying to generate quick revenue by imposing hefty fees for violators.
The list of bans which I came across are:
- 300ML cans, for misleading consumers.
- BBQ in apartments (only in Dubai)
- Sheesha in residential area (which was banned before in 1990's in all public areas and later lifted).

"He's beneath you." That's the statement a young woman in her early twenties started hearing from her mom's Aunt and cousins after her future father-in-law who is her uncle (mom's brother) broke the news to them of his son's engagement to his niece, it seems her mom knew how they will react, that's why she told her brother to inform them.
The whole house (the bride mom's Aunt place)went uprising against the marriage, they see the groom to be and his parents are way beneath them (the same way the Aunt thought her son and daughters in-laws are way beneath her and disapproved her sons and daughter's marriages), despite the bride's parents approved it, even they know that he's not earning much, but he's educated, gentleman and hard working; also independent and responsible man. One of them, unmarried woman went crazy and started talking nonsense when she heard the news, all of them started giving the groom hard time, even when he offered to help like he usually do for any function or occasion, they rudely declined his offer after all this years.
The bride to be was shocked for what she heard, she was brought up by them and never expected such a treatment, specially her future husband is her own cousin. Now she sees the true color of their skin, which they have been undercover for 22 years. I felt so sorry for her but happy for her and the groom.

Mar 1, 2012

Thumps up to Mobile Internet

It took me a while for me to select the title of the post, but couldn't come up with something less techi (technology).

A woman who owns an iPhone (one of the best apple technologies) wasn't happy about her phone that it doesn't support Bluetooth technology with other phones, other then iPhone. I told her, it's for security reasons, plus encouraging users to use emails.

Her all argument, that she'll have to use mobile data, which she doesn't want use, at different occasion she wished that she can use GPS without accessing the internet, mobile data issue again.

Basically, buying an expensive, high-tech phone and not willing to spend on the cheapest monthly mobile data plan 1 GB = R.O 5 for Omantel & 500 MB = R.O 3 for Nawras; was cheap can someone be.

To have mobile broadband internet is the fastest trend for quick and easy access for social networking and information locally and internationally, thanks to Twitter and foursquare applications.

Feb 29, 2012

A leap year

Today, 29th February 2012 marks the leap year, so we have one day extra working day. I wish a happy birthday and many happy returns of to those born on this day.

I received a message from a woman, who is unofficially no longer a friend (her side we appear to be friends) in a private virtual group saying.
"Is it better for a woman to live in her. parents house then her husband house?"

At the beginning I thought she meant quitting her job and staying home, but when she wrote "then her husband house" it totally confused me because she isn't married.

I asked her what she meant by that, she responded she meant her parents house is better the husband's house.

My response was that we are unmarried women in the group and won't know anything about married men. Only who is happy in her marriage life will prefer to live in her husband's home

she started mentioning the freedom in parents home, no headaches or responsibilities, and the funny part was about the husband that he'll look at her with silence, she have to look at him all the time, maybe he talks to her in silent mode, basically she's trying to understand the man (and that is all thoughts from a unmarried woman).

I snapped and wrote to her that when God will for her to get married, she will know about marriage and husband too. Not to judge men based on other women's gossips and experience . If that the case, no one will get married and it will create global in balance.

The topic ended, I felt she was stupid to open such subject which doesn't lead to anything. I thought she just trying to seek attention and desperate for it. She also not getting what she wants, who ever promised her for over 10 years not willing to marry her.

Feb 26, 2012

Silat al-Rahm: Maintaining Family Ties

Last Friday, I attended a funeral of a relative, I knew she was on a treatment for kidney failure, which she was diagnosed in year 2011, so I presumed her death because of that.

My sister asked a relative, while we were walking towards the house were the funeral took place, it turned out that she was in a coma for over four months right after the death of her father-in-law.

The worst thing, that no one told us about her condition, some people might have presumed that we knew from others. It's also our mistake that we don't ask or visit people as we didn't maintain family ties, so we can't blame anyone for that.

It was just sad that I knew her, how sweet person she was, with beautiful smile in her face. God bless her soul, and have safe transition to judgment day. What ever she has done good deeds takes her straight to paradise on a judgment day.

Feb 25, 2012

Simple life, innocent thoughts

While watching The Other Boleyn Girl, the movie was released in year 2008, an adoption of a novel.

The novel is based the lives of 16th-century, a part when Mary nearly suffers a miscarriage, and then they said that the unborn baby is alive, my domestic worker innocently asked me if "Is the baby in the machine (incubator)? and where it is?" she presumed that the premature baby was born; I looked at her and said "No machines", she didn't realize that century there weren't electricity nor the technology.

I found it funny how innocently her thoughts are, God bless her soul made my day.

Festival flavor

Last Thursday I came back home after long day to start my weekend by dosing off on the mattress while watching a movie.

I woke up when I felt someone entered the room, and it my sister, she gave me multiple choices of what to do at night, either go downtown to the festival or late night movie, I told her what ever convenient.

She decided after I woke up to go to the festival, for me it was a way to get out from home, and I thought what will I do there. We arrived and went to the global village where they sale products from various countries, I went to have two cups of Moroccan tea (more of a sweetened green tea).

Then we headed to the Omani cultural village, which amused us, seeing the culture different regions how they dress up, products, etc, even seen the old taxi models (the donkey). Also how people react, specially the expatriates and tourists.

I have to admit, this journey was more of fun then 1st time, still we didn't watch the laser and firework shows, as we busy enjoying the lovely surroundings and atmosphere.

Feb 20, 2012

You are my inspiration

After posting my previous post, I set looking around and trying to find a new thought to write about, then it clicked me, I should browse the people I am following on Twitter, they are somehow part of my inspiration too, and I can't deny it too.

Allot of bloggers switched to tweeting because of they interact more with their followers (readers), some still blogging and get quick responses via twitter, and Facebook is also a slow motion.


"I use notes to take ideas out of my head. I will never use them the next day – they will be useless"

The above quote of Paulo Coelho, which I came across while browsing his Tweets, that's what I am actually missing in my blog, flow of thoughts been wasted and sharing it at the right moment, by writing them down when it pops up in my mind. My today's thoughts becomes unfinished and useless the very next day and meaningless too.

Thank you Paulo Coelho for you lovely thought.

The Tweet:

I didn't meet the criteria

Since last two weeks, several people asked me if I'm attending certain workshop, I said "No", until I met someone and told me he'll forward the email to me and I couldn't remember his name to drop him a reminder.

The weekend passed and I finally met the director and he asked me if I'm attending the assessment, I said "No", he responded to me that the candidates are chosen under based on certain criteria and I fell short of one.

I saw the group of candidates and most of them I knew and was with them for the last two and half years, I felt a bit of disappointment not been part of them.

All that motivating me to work harder to meet that criteria, I may not be with them but I want to make sure be part of the next group, maybe also been blessed to focus on what's more important.

Feb 18, 2012

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

While I'm on my way to work, i logged in to my Twitter account @ShulaB to read the early morning timelines and to pick up few qoutes to share it with my fellow BBM contacts, i came across the news of the death of Whitney Houston, a legend whose life got messed up after her marrige to Bobby Brown.

She was one of the best singers I came across, her voccls were unique.

Back to blog

Since my last farewell post, the number of visitors tremendously increased, and still increasing, i didn't my infamus blog will be famus for some readers. I want to thank each reader visiting my space.

So i decided to return to write in my blog but not as before.