Archive for December, 2012

Christmas is that time of the year where all your problems, argues, differences of opinions with your family simply fades away. It is the time where family members travel from all over the world to reunite with their families and be with them in this special day, that is what i did.

Aside from the fact that I am happy to see my family again, one of the biggest reasons why I insisted on coming back home in this holiday is Christmas. I celebrated Christmas alone and away from my family 3 times, and those were sad, lonely and horrible Christmases, because you only feel the joy of Christmas when you are with the people you love, the people who love you, and so I am very happy to be with my family this Christmas, and I hope everyone else is enjoying Christmas with their loved ones as I am.

Cherish these special and blessed days, appreciate and love your family, as they are the most important thing in life, and without them, neither Christmas nor any other holiday means anything… Merry Christmas everyone.

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Just one more…

I did it

After a long journey, a lot of effort, a lot of staying up late doing my assignments, I can say that I have successfully finished my first Semester in Journalism. I only have two more assignments to hand in tomorrow and after that I  can be free (for three weeks at least). I am just beyond happy, because I can not take even one more week of classes, I have been eagerly waiting for this day to come, and it has finally arrived!

I will be going home during Christmas break. I will be posting for sure, but maybe not as much as I do now.

Merry Christmas everyone, and have a happy college\school break!

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She is lovely

Think with me for a second, what could possibly be worse than your crush’s girlfriend? The normal answer should be nothing, right? well, I have a new answer for you guys, what is worse than my crush’s girlfriend, is me liking my crush’s girlfriend!

How weird is this? or in other words, how common is this? I don’t think I have ever heard of a girl who actually likes her crush’s girlfriend, because we are not supposed to like them, we are supposed to despise them, hate them and gossip about them with our friends!

What is happening is very unusual, I met the girl, I had a little chat with her, only to find out that she is a lovely, sweet person who I would actually like to be friends with. She is very mature, nice and funny, I can see why he is falling for her.

You might think that this is the worst case scenario, but honestly, I feel much better now that I met her, I thought I would want to kill her, I thought that if I saw them together I would feel so bad, but I didn’t, I was actually happy for both of them, because they looked happy together, and I feel like I am on the right way to move on…

Even though this is going to sound incredibly strange, I think meeting his girlfriend helped me move on, I don’t know how, I don’t know why, but I know that I do not feel bad every time I see him now, I don’t think about him all the time anymore, and I am so glad, because I wanted to move on, and I think I have finally succeeded.

Have a lovely night everyone. And remember, be nice to your crush’s love interest, they might end up helping you, or even worse, you might end up being friends with them! you never know…

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Be greatful

I wake up every morning, and my first thought is: “I’m alive, I survived another day”, and I thank god for that. I thank god for giving me the strength to live, for giving me a strong, healthy body, and for being able to talk, hear and sight. But I feel as I am one of a few who still thank God for what he has given them. People these days do not appreciate what they have. I look around, and all I see is people complaining about what they don’ have, resenting others who have more than they do, while they should be thanking God for what they do have, like the ability to speak and sight, being able to walk , and having a healthy body and a loving family. These are things that most of us have, but never really appreciate…

So, Instead of complaining about what you wish you had, be thankful for what you do have, because there are people who are living in far worse circumstances than you, and they wish they had the life that you have.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!” ― Steve Maraboli

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He has my heart…

He has my heart

I have been trying to convenes myself for the past month that I am not in love, how could I be in love with a guy that I have only known for 3 months? But today, i decided that it is time to confess it to my self, and make peace with it. Yes, I am falling in love with a guy who is not available, he has my heart, and it kind of kills me to know that I will never be able to tell him what I really feel, how much he means to me, and how i feel pain when i see him hurting.

This is my first step towards moving on; confessing it to myself (and to you guys), because I know that it is very unlikely that we will be together. I fought for him when I thought I had a chance, I was not planning on giving up; because as I previously told you, I do not give up, I fight for what I want and I keep fighting until I get what I want. but yesterday, I realized that it is time to move on, because I found out that he is falling in love with his girlfriend, and as much as that hurt me, It made me realize that I do not have a chance, and that I should move on. So, I cried it out, screamed and let all of my pain out, and then made that brave decision, the decision of letting go.

So, there you go, that is my sad love story… “There is this boy, and he kind of has my heart.”

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Not that I am not having a great time in Ireland, but I honestly can not wait to go home for Christmas.

It is great to be here in Ireland. I met wonderful people, did a lot of shopping, had a great time with the people I met, and I even think I am falling in love… But I can not deny how much I miss home, I miss my family so much, my mom, dad, brothers, sister and everyone else. I just need to go home and see them, because this is very hard for me, being away from them for so long.

It might not seem like a very long time, because it has only been 3 months, but it is for me, because I have never been away from my family for more than 2 weeks. So as much as I am enjoying this, being here in Ireland and living my independent life, it is very hard for me to be away from my family for this long.

Of course, I miss everyone back home, but there are 2 people that I just can not wait to see them again,my mother and my baby cousin. Leaving them was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my entire life, and knowing that I will be seeing them again in 10 days just makes me cry of happiness. My baby cousin is the most beautiful baby on this planet. When she smiles to me, all of my problems simply just fade away… yes, she is that gorgeous. I have been with her since the day she was born, I was there when she was first born at the hospital, when she got her first haircut, when she took her first steps, and even when she said her first word, so being away from her is honestly killing me, I am actually tearing up as I write these words, it is hard not being there next to her, because I was always there, and it is hard to know that I am missing out on so much…

But I am staying happy, I am looking at the happy side, I am going to be there in 10 days, and I will get to see her again, and everyone else that I have missed so much.

What I am trying to say is, even though family can be annoying sometimes, you might feel like you hate your brother, and you want to kill your sister, believe me, there is nothing like family, It is the most important thing in your life, and you are nothing without the love of your mother, the warmth of your father, and the casual fights with your siblings.

Appreciate your family, cherish every moment you spend with them, because one day you will find yourself having to let go and living on your own, and you are going to look back at those days you spent with your family, so make sure a smile will cover your face when you do.

Barcelona players congratulating Lionel Messi after breaking Gerd Müller’s record. 86 goals in 2012, what a legend!

Congratulations to all Barcelona and Messi fans.

New world record!

Record breaker!

Yes, he did it! Lionel Messi broke German great Gerd Müller’s 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 today. Messi has scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 times for Argentina this year, and he has three more games in which he can add to his tally before the end of the year. Müller scored 85 for Bayern Munich and West Germany.

All of this comes after the 25-year-old Messi passed Brazil great Pele’s single-season milestone of 75 goals for Brazil and Santos in 1958 with his 75th and 76th goals of the year on Nov. 11 to move into second place behind Mueller.

Of course, even though he has passed both legends (Pele and Mueller), they are still (in my opinion) far greater than him, because football back then was not the same as it is now, it was much harder to score goals, and both Pele and Mueller did not have Xavi and Iniesta by their sides. Certainly what I am saying does not mean  that Messi is not an amazing player, a legend, but all I am saying is that in my personal opinion, players like Pele, Maradona and Müller  can not be compared to anyone, even the great Messi.

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Quote of the day

Nothing will stop me

I was just getting ready for bed when i came across this quote, what a motivational quote indeed! It works perfectly for me, because I do believe that the only person who can stop you from getting what you want is you. So don’t ever give up, fight for what you want and keep fighting until you reach your goal.

Have a lovely night everyone.

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Since i was a little child, my one dream was to see snow, I used to always watch those Disney movies where it always snows in the end, and I used to always dream of playing with snow like the characters in those movies.

I come from Palestine, a beautiful country that I am so proud to call my country. But the thing is, it never snows there, which is so sad because I love snow, even though i have never seen it before in my life, i really love it and it was always my dream to see snow, and make a snowman.

Now that I am in Ireland, i am anxiously waiting for it to snow, and I think it is about time! I keep imagining the moment when I’m gonna see snow falling, i wonder what my reaction would be, am I going to cry of happiness? or am I just going to scream? I guess we will have to wait and see…

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