Thursday, February 23, 2006 

Busy, hectic and eventful days

Sigh…I'm overly busy these days with counterpart executives coming from Europe to Jeddah for annual regional meetings so…ugh!

God, these meetings are such a nightmare with a lot of preparations to do and also a lot of politics involved on how to say and position things. Yet, I must say, they're a good learning experience when you see all those senior mangers and executives set business strategies.

Oh well, I just can't wait for these meeting to be over with so I'd go back to my normal life style.

Meanwhile…some news from the holy land…

This is sad
This is interesting
This is..umm..I dunno..but ouch
UPDATE: MORE NEWS...phew..Now I can put my mind in ease, it is not only our men breed, even theirs do it.


Oh well, if you happen to know anyone (male or female) who wants to work in finance in Jeddah or Dammam, let me know. The minimum requirements are having an undergraduate degree and willingness to travel from time to time abroad for meetings and training, we'll take care of the rest.

Later people...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Bloggers..

I just realized today that I have to approve whatever comments you leave on my posts in order for the comment to appear (Rima, thank you! :) ) I only saw them all today (how stoopit of me, I know)

And there, I approved all the comments, my apologies for not replying; now you know why :D

Well, at least now I won't delete my blog, I thought no one reading my blog and so no no is commenting..but now, I know few are reading it..

I'd really appreciate it if somebody tells me how to make the comments appear instantly without my approval?

Ignorance is not always a bless after all.

P.S. I replied to all comments.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 

3 Red Roses Out of the Blue...

Over the years, I gave permission to days like V-day to leave behind disregarded.

After happily offering my close friends back in Khobar tips on how to make the reddish and stuffed stuff well turned-out to their loved ones, I would, calmly, run off, drive back home, withdraw to my room and surrender to my corner…convinced and satisfied that I got my share for such day.

It was almost 7pm last night when I realized I stayed at work for too long, time to go home. While driving back home, I look at the date on the dashboard screen, it's Feb 14…V-day!

I smiled remembering a friend of mine, who on the same day few years back, was asking me to lend him money, to get his loved one something for the day. I kept smiling when I also remembered that both, my broke friend and his loved one, eventually got married.

Consumed with thoughts, I arrive home, open the outside door and just as I step in, I find her right in front me. Hair barely covered with a veil, wearing glasses that only added to her charm and elegance, she stood there, as dazzling as I always recall her.

Observing my surprise and disbelieve, she smiled and came closer "Hey, Kaifik?" She asked.

"Al7amdilla, kaifik inti?" I replied while looking around anxiously as I'm aware that such encounter, if seen, won't pass lightly.

"I brought you these" She whispered.

And there, out of her bag, she hands out 3 red roses joined by a red, heart shaped tie.

Overwhelmed by the gesture, I smiled and looked her in the eyes.

As they hopelessly attempted to stand, my eyes quickly, declared defeat, surrendered and looked down.

I failed the eyes test and I failed to recognize what I felt…overwhelmed…dazzled…shocked or maybe spoiled…

The past few years ran across in a glimpse, my broke friend, my room, my corner…the long night drives back home…all the nights…all the sighs…and Fayrooz songs…

"Uhhh…I can't believe someone remembered me today. I'm speechless; I don't know what to say" finally came out of me.

"You're always remembered" She replied with a smile as her veil, slowly, fell off to reveal her shoulder-length beautiful hair.

"Thank you, my b-day is rarely remembered; much less I would so expect to be remembered on V-day. You made my day!" I breathlessly and excitedly replied.

"That's for old days sake" She answered with a wink.

"I know you just came from work, I won't hold you then. Just wanted to come by, say hi and give you the roses" She continued.

She kissed…then took off…

Saturday, February 11, 2006 

Lucky brats of Riyadh

This could be the best I have read on the ever controversial novel. I laughed when she said "So forgive me if I don’t cry my heart out for these women whose greatest tragedy in life is that they haven’t received red roses on Valentine’s Day"

True I can safely assume.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 

If this will make you ladies feel any better, not only you that, living in here, have to suffer..

Society can be harsh on all..

I wonder why..

I sigh..