I have a Principles of Advertising midterm tomorrow .. I should be a good student and study the 5 chapters I have .. Nope
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I finally got an upgrade that was long overdue .. I upgraded from PC to Mac! And I'm loving every minute of it! I've been pro-Mac for a while, and now I got a legitimate reason to upgrade to it lol
Saturday, October 10, 2009
10/10/09 First TEDx Dubai
And what an event it was! But I'm guessing most of you don't know what TED or TEDx is .. I didn't hear about it until my Public Speaking professor told us about it last semester! To explain it better to you, I went onto the TED website and this is what it says about it ..
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize. The annual conferences in Long Beach and Oxford bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). Our mission: Spreading ideas.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. The TED Conference, held annually in Long Beach, is still the heart of TED. More than a thousand people now attend -- indeed, the event sells out a year in advance -- and the content has expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world. Over four days, 50 speakers each take an 18-minute slot, and there are many shorter pieces of content, including music, performance and comedy. There are no breakout groups. Everyone shares the same experience. It shouldn't work, but it does. It works because all of knowledge is connected. Every so often it makes sense to emerge from the trenches we dig for a living, and ascend to a 30,000-foot view, where we see, to our astonishment, an intricately interconnected whole.
So what's TEDx?
It's an independently organized TED event, and it happens at a local level. What happens at each TEDx event depends greatly on the individual organizers. Events can be held in homes, workplaces, schools, universities or public theaters. Events may last just an hour or extend to a full day, consisting of a dozen people or several hundred. Some TEDx events will focus solely on recorded TEDTalks. Others will include short talks from live speakers. What all TEDx events have in common: + TED's format of short, carefully-prepared talks on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder -- and to provoke conversations that matter + Inclusion of at least two recorded TED talks + Lack of a commercial, religious or political agenda + Free admission (although a small contribution toward costs is permitted) + A short introductory video in which TED Curator Chris Anderson explains the TEDx program (see below)
This was hands-down THE best event I've been to, and I'm proud to say I was there to witness the first ever TEDx Dubai! Not only was it the biggest event of its kind, it was also the first of its kind in Dubai .. 20 amazing speakers who had us captivated the whole time .. I left the house at 8am and left there at 6.30pm .. and it was worth being there the whole time! It was a well-organized, exciting conference and I hope that I'll be in TEDx Dubai 2010!
I also found out I tweeted about 80 tweets about the whole thing today lol .. It was great, the whole twitter community was buzzing with TEDx Dubai! Some of my tweets to give you an idea of how it was ..
@ TEDx Dubai!! The atmosphere here is amazing.. Can't wait for the event to start! #TEDxDubai
RT @tedxdubai: TED not a conference, but a platform for sharing ideas... (Bruno Giussani) #TEDxDubai
Different views from around the world.. What's right and what's wrong? Is there situations which can be judged? Mohammed Gawdat @ #tedxdubai
RT @tedxdubai: Mohammad Gawdat: In the last two decades we've come across the golden age of stereotyping... #TEDxDubai
"If you're intelligent, we can't seduce you with our ways" Leo Laporte #tedexdubai
RT @tedxdubai: no google, no survival #tedxdubai
I want to sit in the red chair!!!! #tedxdubai @jamesED_me, how about you let me do that next? :D *you'll see that in a bit lol*
We believe that design is about impact .. ! Paul Bennett is amazing! #TEDxDubai
Have the guts to take your dream and make it real (Bennett) #TEDxDubai "Dream + Success = Happiness" #tedxdubai
"Find your purpose, live your purpose, find your happiness" Thomas Lundgren #tedxdubai "Is a broken down car parked?" Something to think about.. Ian Gilbert #tedxdubai
"We can't solve the problems using the same thinking we used when we created them" Ian Gilbert #tedxdubai
"Dubai is CEO City!" LOL @ Mohammed Saeed Harib #tedxdubai
RT @tedxdubai: Sometimes you have to go after what you are passionate about even if it by yourself. #tedxdubai
LOL! "Put THAT in your stereotype shisha and smoke it!" Jamal Abu-Wardeh #tedxdubai
"The road to success is always under construction" Jamal Abu-Wardeh #tedxdubai
@wildpeeta is the Mac of the food world! #tedxdubai RT @tedxdubai: To get something, you have to believe! Dubai Abdulla Abuhoul #TEDxDubai *she's 13 btw*
RT @NadaAI: Dr Naif Al Mattawa talks about 'THE 99' as a contemporary media sucess story. #tedxdubai
"My greatest feat must be that I'm the only Middle Eastern to go to Beirut and come out with money!" LOOL Dr. Naif Al Mutawa
RT @tedxdubai: The Dubai we have today is a city that got inspired by the sea...Ernst Van Der Poll #TEDxDubai
Masarat Daoud on stage talking about 8-day academy.. #tedxdubai
RT @algergawi: #tedxdubai "If this education system has failed all of us, how do you expect it to educate rurals?" Masarat Daud
"The day we stop dreaming is the day we die" Qais Sedki #tedxdubai
RT @algergawi: #tedxdubai "Don't focus on minimizing loss in venture capital, move on and keep investing" Jiochi Ito
Bashar Al Atiyat, the bedouin in Hollywood! #tedxdubai
RT @tedxdubai: How do we change the distorted image of the Arab World in the West? Educate. Joke. Reach. (Bashar Atiyat) #TEDxDubai
RT @NadaAI: Unleasing hidden talents is what Khulood Al Atiyat talks about @TEDx Dubai. #tedxdubai
"Were reaching 4 the stars & we might land on the moon, but who knows? It might start with a journal" Khulood Al Atiyat #tedxdubai
"I will apologize for not being a good public speaker, but I will not apologize for being a good artist" Samar Jodha #tedxdubai RT @tedxdubai: Biophotonics (Abed Ayyad) #tedxdubai
TEDx Dubai doesn't end! @jamesED_me #tedxdubai
#tedxdubai is over. It was an intellectual blast. Its gonna be annual. RT @Liallena: I'm on inspiration high right now, #TEDxDubai was more than awesome, I think I'm gonna need doses of this stuff to survive. <3>TEDx Dubai one word: Phenomenal! #tedxdubai
And that's only part of them ..
THIS IS THE RED CHAIR! It's on the side of the stage, great for first-hand view of the speakers.. I did get to sit in it in the end lol ..
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This sounds horrible, but I want Rama'9an to finish so I can get back to my normal routine .. I haven't been able to do anything productive during this whole month .. And I've thrown my sleeping pattern out of the window .. I'm generally a nocturnal person, but when sleeping early means 4am, then there's a problem .. Especially when there is a little dilemma called university the next day ..
I know after a little while back into my normal routine, I'll wish for my Rama'9an routine again .. To be able to do nothing and have a reason for that .. Sometimes I just can't be pleased xD
P.S. Yes, I changed my nickname, URL, and blog name .. People kept getting confused so I used the nickname I use everywhere else ..
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
As much as I love to travel, and I seriously love to travel, it always feels great to be back home! I had a blast all around Europe and I got to see the places I love around Europe.. We went to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Switzerland .. Though my favorite of all those places was and always will be Paris <3 To me, Paris has a charm like no other city, even any city in Italy .. It had to be my favorite part of the whole trip ..
But seriously, the Arabs on the Champs this year were a joke! I have no idea who tells these girls strutting down the Champs in painful 5-inch heels, dressed up as if they were going to some kind of club in Ibiza, that they look good! I mean seriously, the guys there just make fun of you! And when they chat you up, they think you're jokes and easy to get .. I saw a couple of Arab girls and I swear they looked like hookers >.< God knows what the Europeans think when they see these as examples of Arabs ..
Germany wasn't that much fun .. I had much more fun in Italy, and Switzerland :DThe only decent places for shopping in Munich is the Marienplatz and the Maximilian .. Did manage to burn enough plastic to stop my card from working by the end of the trip xD Now with all this shopping I brought back with me, I don't have place to put it! So my room is now a pigsty :P
I took shots and I'll share them with you :D
I love the Haagen-Dazs in Germany .. But the one in Paris makes crepes which are amaaaazing!
Sitting at the edge of on of Germany's many lakes, reading ..
LOL! Look at what he's picking up trash with xD
Zell Am See .. Austria's answer to Geneva :P
Creepy stairs .. They take you around and under a waterfall .. And they take them down every winter! And put them back before summer ..
Ice-cream in Europe .. Amazing everywhere! <3
Best risotto ever! In Verona
Best salad! Also in Verona :D
The Duomo <3
Beautiful Venetian masks
Crepes in Paris, my favorite city in the world <3
McDonald's in Austria have CURLY FRIES!
By Zurich's lake .. My converse are awesome ^^
Interlaken, the view is breath-taking!
Best Turkish food outside of Turkey
Breakfasting at Starbucks
Munich Airport .. Finally on the way back home! <3
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I know I haven't been posting AT ALL but I don't seem to have anything to say at the moment .. It has been a hectic summer for me and I still didn't get to enjoy it properly in this oven we call Dubai .. Didn't get to see much of my friends unfortunately *I'm gonna miss u all! :(*
6 weeks in Europe .. I'm seriously gonna turn into a mothball or something .. matwa9oony 3la shay min hnaak??
Btw do any of you guys twitter? Cuz I would love to follow you .. I've been twittering more than blogging *obviously* but I find it much easier than actually blogging cuz I can do that within seconds from my BlackBerry ..
My dad told us our flight is gonna be on Thursday .. He checks the tickets today and finds out that no, it's actually TOMORROW .. Can you say hectic much? :/ Ma3laih, I work well under stress ..
Anyways, this is me for now .. I will try to post something, MAYBEEE *and that means a big maybe* pics .. Or at least keep up with your posts ..
Posted by FingerPrint at 12:34 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I bring it on myself I guess .. I procrastinate way too much .. like right now, I should be working on a paper which my partner in the United States tomorrow .. and which I should also be doing a multi-media part for it .. which I'm not seeing as I'm writing this blog post ..
But I do my best work last minute! I can't help it .. the night before the assignment is due my brain goes into work mode and the juices start flowing .. I get my best ideas last minute and I know that's not a good thing ..
3 weeks and I can become a couch potato! 3 long, stressful, exhausting weeks .. this last minute stuffing of work down our throats is ridiculous!
I'm ranting now .. or procrastinating .. or both ..
Random thought .. my birthday is in exactly 1 month .. =D
Okay I will leave now and start working -.- as much as I love it here, I have to go ..
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I joined Twitter ..
YES I DID! It's like I don't use enough technology already .. and as if I need any other thing to help me procrastinate ..
Well, I joined .. and, surprisingly, I love it! It's a way to blog without actually blogging in a blog .. you get 140 characters to answer the big question ..
What Are You Doing?
It's addictive! I feel like I always need to answer this question, even in class lol!
So, all you bloggers that Twitter, find me >> @FingerPrint10 *don't ask about that, just find me*
Thursday, May 7, 2009
THEY LEFT IT TO THE FINAL MINUTES!
I thought it was all over after they started the stoppage time .. Barcelona will be out and i had my heart set on both my teams reaching the final! It didn't look that way in the end .. Chelsea had the defense tightened up after the goal they scored and Barcelona weren't playing as well as they should have been ..
I was disappointed .. Wondered what happened to the team that demolished Real Madrid 6-2 in Bernabeu?! Where did the star quality go?
INIESTA SCORES!!!!! 1-1!!!!!!!!!! MY HEART STOPPED! i screamed, JUMPED UP!! I could have very easily cried my eyes out there and then!!
The adrenalin rush!! Ahh i got dizzy from the blood rush to the head! BUT IT WAS F***ING WORTH IT!!!!
THEY LEFT IT TO THE LAST MINUTE!
MANCHESTER UNITED/BARCELONA FINAL MAY 27th!!
The Manchester United match was over after 10 minutes *sorry Arsenal fans* and I wasn't worried about them getting into the final .. 10 minutes into the game they sealed the deal .. but it was one hell of a match .. beautiful football, beautiful teamwork, beautiful goals ..
The last Ronaldo goal .. Was WOW .. the play .. the backheel to Park .. the run down .. the pass to Rooney .. the cross to Ronaldo .. Perfect teamwork ..
MANCHESTER UNITED vs. BARCELONA IN THE FINAL ..
yes, I'm high on adrenalin..
*PS: this post was supposed to go up on wedneday .. i have no idea why it didn't ..
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Has hit writer's block ..
Monday, March 23, 2009
wow '3baaar! my blog is dusty!!! i can see the dust particles floating in the air..
I MISSED IT!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 *squeezes the life out of her blog* i know i left for a while but i blame the university! chena ma9adago that we're students! OMG! karfeena karf =( too much work, kila work!
i have had nothing interesting happen in my life so far because all i've been doing is work on university crap! and today i feel so good! finally done with the work! i know they'll probably give us more .. it's like they're waiting for us to have nervous breakdowns from all this work .. but right now, i feel like i can fly from how happy i am!
why? why am i this happy?
because ya naas, today,
yeah i finally got my license!! i can drive!!! <3
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Okay, so i need you guys to start brainstorming and spilling out your ideas for me here .. about what? well, i *i meaning me and 3 other friends, a group* have a bit of a problem .. clothes-wise, or better say, uniform-wise ..
The deal here is that our university is holding a carnival this month and our group will be opening a booth there .. our idea is along the lines of a cupcake bar .. It will be called Dreams Choc-Shots .. cuz the cupcakes that will be available there will be mini-sized chocolate cupcakes, in other words, chocolate cupcake shots! we were also thinking to theme the place .. we were thinking along the lines of tiffany blue and chocolate brown ..
Our problem is, we need a uniform .. but we dont want anything ordinary, like wearing black or brown or blue or whatever from head to toe .. we already have the idea that we want aprons that get tied around and look like skirts .. u know the ones im talking about, the ones waitresses in movies usually wear ..
Now we have that idea, we still need the idea of a uniform .. so im asking all of you out there .. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?? bear in mind that we will be in those clothes for a long time and working in them so they should denifitely be comfortable .. other than that go crazy! i want ur ideas and suggestions on what our uniform should be .. and if u guys have any other ideas for funky original color themes *ones that dont include black, pink, yellow* then feel free to share them with me ..
Monday, March 2, 2009
I know i've been the annoying blogger who doesnt update and leaves u all wondering what the hell happened over here?? this blog is DUSTY .. yeah i know, and i have my excuses walla! and before u all start throwing me with rotten tomatoes and shouting off with her head! let me explain!!
i havent had time to write .. i swear! i havent had time to even properly check my blogroll, maybe once in a while id comment and read but ive never actually been able to go through it properly for two weeks .. I've been busy that i've been negleting all my entertainment ..
Forgive me bloggers .. i promise i will write by the end of the week!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Okay so i was tagged this tag by Silhouette Crime and Moi .. hilarious tag! xD
The rules are as followed:
1.Put a picture of any grumpy person.
*I mean like u cant get any grumpier than the original Grumpy dwarf* lol
2.Then Mention 3 things that are just abnormal.
a. Diet chocolate .. yeah i saw that somewhere once .. what the hell is diet chocolate??
b. The poke application on facebook .. okay so u poked me .. w ba3dain?
c. My sister who doesnt like chocolate .. enough said!
3.Two things that irritate you.
a. My little sister who want to act like theyre 18 or something ..
b. Idiots who drive ..
4.One trigger to your anger.
a. Cheating on ur other half
5.Three people you can't live without.
a. My parents
b. My cousin
c. My friends
6.Two people you don't want to see.
a. My high-school chemistry teacher .. i hated him more than he hated me ..
b. My 8th grade Civics teacher .. long story! xD
7.One of your favorite foods.
a. Noodle House prawn bags *currently craving!*
8.Three of your favorite songs
a. I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
b. Living In A World Without You - The Rasmus
c. Superhuman - Chris Brown
Tag 5 people:
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Friday, February 6, 2009
Awel shay .. Sadia awarded me the Butterfly Award (award for the coolest blog) .. and its so pretty looking sitting in my blog like this =D thanx sadia .. my first ever awad =D and i know i have to tag people for this bs seeing as most of u already have this award, anyone who comments here can have the award bcuz i know all ur blogs r cool!
This award was also given to me by Sadia .. i got 2 for 1 special =P this Lemonade Award is for the blog with great attitude .. again thanx sadia!! and again, this award goes to any of u who comment here .. i know u guys have a great attitude around each and every one of u .. i havent seen a mean or disrespectful blogger yet .. i love all my blog friends! :**
This week is the last week of my holidays =( im looking forward to uni, catching up with all my friends, hanging out, having fun in general .. im looking forward to my semester cuz this year i actually start my major!! finally .. after 3 semesters of pointless courses, i get to do something new and actually interesting! i look forward to that, but not to the amount of work theyll be giving us ..
I start my driving lessons tomorrow, bright and early =P last day of my hoilday and ill have to be at the center at 8.15 .. this should be fun xP ive been waiting for this for a LONG time! and FINALLY FINALLY ill start .. yeah yeah i know u guys r gonna say driving is tiring w the bachak on the roads r too much w traffic w ma3rf shoo .. i STILL want to drive, and at least have the ability to drive .. its a useful skill =P
So i went to Mall of the Emirates today in the morning with my cousin and sister for breakfast and a bit of shopping .. the mall seems to have been sucked dry of emiratis .. but instead i see kwaitis EVERYWHERE! and a lot of them keep staring at us cuz of the 3bas we were wearing .. no offence, but i mean u guys dont have to stare at me everytime i make a move or walk around .. and do the guys back in kwait usually stare this much?? i mean they kept staring and staring even though they were with whom i assume were their sisters or cousins or something .. its just creepy! a little OTT ..
Though me and my sister managed 4 pairs of shoes between us .. we share the same shoe size .. and i made cheese fondue which i was craving .. so all in all, im a happy blogger =D
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tagged by Pourqui and Desertpalms ..
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite getaway place: The beach
Favourite perfume (guys): Paco Rabanne Black XS and Chanel Allure Sport
Favourite perfume (girls): Delices De Cartier
Favourite pj brand: Victorias Secret
Favourite clothes brand in general: I mix and match pieces from all over the place so i dont have a particular brand ..
Favourite person in the entire world: Mama and Daddy (yes i call my dad daddy!!)
Favourite country: Italy
Favourite car: Ferrari <3 has been my dream car since i was 2 =P
Favourite sport: Football!
Favourite sport player: Lionel Messi
Favourite spot in Kuwait: My mothers aunts house =D
Favourite animal: Tiger
Favourite movie: The Godfather
Favourite singer: My music taste is too varied to have a favorite!
Favourite day in the week: Saturday
Favourite time of the day: Night-time (im noctournal =P)
Favourite holiday season: Summer .. mainly cuz its my birthday season =D
Favourite number: 10
Favourite food: Italian, local food, sushi ..
Favourite chocolate: Okay this is hard .. I LOVE CHOCOLATE .. swiss chocolate
Favourite cartoon: Captain Majid .. actually my childhood cartoons .. nothing like them!
Favourite blogger: My blogroll eb kbra =D
Favourite superhero: Superman!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The curtain has fallen on the Fall 2008 semester .. courses have bowed out and made way for a well-deserved break for us mentally exploited students .. now is the time to catch up on those lost hours of sleep, those hours wasted doing useless projects, the hours spend in the university library frantically studying, the days spent being mentally exploited ..
We now wipe our slates clean .. reboot the system .. refresh our memories .. now is the time to put our brains on sleep mode because in 2 weeks we rejoin the university life full of work, studying, and projects ..
To a well-deserved vacation!
*P.S. u guys will be getting a really long post soon now that im done with all this stress .. :**
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Why am i not surprised that we lost 3-0 to Saudi?? 5ala9 i believe last 5leeji was all luck =P such a stupid way to lose the title -.- 3nad y6l3oona min the competition ya3ni??
Dont worry .. im not pissed.. there is no point in getting mad, whats done is done w mayswa 3ly a7rg a39aby 3l fa'6y .. i prefer international football anyways .. and by international i mean not 5leeji =D
Anyways .. back to the books again .. 2 days and ill be FREE .. and 2 more days and ull be getting a nice long updated part of the story :**
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Yes as sinister as that title sounds, im actaully quite glad that the end of this semester is here .. a couple more days of exams and well be rewarded with 26 university-free days .. what more can u ask for after a *mostly* boring semester?
I know u guys r waiting for the next part but i do have to study for my exams .. as much as i would love to spend my day writing and posting ad blogging, that is just not possible during exam season .. i promise u a long post after my exmas r done =D
everything right now seems like a very nice and important distraction to me .. my phone, my laptop where my notes r, even a conversation my sisters r having outside my room .. im not a big fan of studying so i really really hope these days pass in the blink of an eye ..
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tagged by Change
Let's start with the rules:
The honorees are to:
a) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
1- Im a football freak, but im also a girly girl ..
2- My dream destinations are Milan, NewYork, and Tokyo
3- Ive been wanting to drive a car since i was 2 and found out about cars =P
4- Short guys turn me off .. why? its cuz am short as well .. i want my husband to be really TALL! en3adl el nasl shway ;P
5- Im a tv show addict .. My hard drive will burst from all the tv shows that r on it ..
6- I love distractions, and i look for them every single time im supposed to be doing something important ..
7- Im a shoes addict .. my favorite things to wear r shoes! <3
8- The one thing i cannot stand in people is cheating .. mool ma at7ml!
9- Im craving cupcakes right now ..
10- My favorite part of me is my eyes..
b) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap
Well whoever wants to get this award, feel free to take it yourselves =D
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
You see, ive been following blogs for quite a while now .. you can label me a blog addict cuz that would be true .. i toyed around with the idea of actually starting a blog but i never took it seriously ..
But many of you have inspired me to start writing and put the ideas floating around in my head to paper .. make them a reality without limits ..
The thing is, nobody can restrict your dreams or your ideas .. and this blog hopefully will my way of escaping a mundane reality and entering one that is vivid, dynamic, and whimsical ..
I will leave you guys for now .. ill be off to your blogs to lose myself =P
Until next time