Saturday, March 25, 2006

one day the pigeon, next day the statue

last week i had to attend a forex short course (cuz y'know there's no more money in equities folks.. har har). anyway, sitting on the table next to me was my former highschool chemistry teacher. back in the day he was considered really cool and smart by the kids. well how the tables have turned, he kept asking these really ridiculous questions, kept telling the rest of the guys that he didn't understand what our instructor was getting at and in fact led 3/4s of the course attendees to demand a refund (cuz they clame the instructor was no good, people, of course he's not gonna tell you step-by-step how to get rich, if he knew how he wouldn't be teaching).

reminds of the time when i was teaching back in college (former academic life). there was this guy who i was teaching who i attended class with back in my freshman year! it was surreal, he was the only guy who called me by my first name :-D

Saturday, March 11, 2006

yet another tv rant

why are black and white egyptian movies so cheesy? since our livingroom tv is fixed on rotana um-kalthoom and rotana cheesy-movies i have to hear that crap all the time (its turned up so loud you can hear it around the house).

i have a lactose intolerant reflex whenever that crap comes on. from the cartoon like background music to the stupid "humor" to the love story between the plantation owners who have poor farmers working for them. ohhh... and if its a musical thats just a double whammy especially if its a super classic crappy movie with um-kalthoom in the lead role.

just because it's old doesn't mean its any good. bad movies are bad movies i don't care if people were more civilized back then and (i quote) "had real class". i really don't want to see that stupid guy who looks like ben stiller jumping around like a monkey with "hilarious" background cartoon music. i don't find the final embrace between um-kalthoom and the rich plantation owner's son at the end romantic. i don't think its brilliant that they replace "the end" with "the beginning" at the end. these movies can be lost, it wouldn't be a terrible loss to humanity.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

something for everyone

for the karma weirdos out there
why is it i only get sick when i have something i really want to do? i very rarely get sick, but when i do its always when there's something important to do or somewhere important to go. even my immune system is reclusive.

for the careful readers out there
things have been hectic the past couple weeks dealing with the stock market crash. long hours trying to figure out how far its going to go and more importantly when its going to rebound. now is the time to go back in ;-)

for the cold hearted out there
another guy came to the office a couple days ago asking for bus fare to take him back to god knows where. these guys are getting crafty trying to work in the religious sympathy angle, he even asked where the masjid was because he wanted to pray in congregation before he left. lucky for him i wasn't the person who met him at the door.

for the patriotic out there
i like it when i see local guys working at service oriented jobs and doing really well. it makes me feel proud that we are becoming a well rounded society where no job is belittled (and eventually no person will be belittled). however, last week i saw this new guy working at the starbucks branch i frequent. all the guys before him have been great. this guy was sitting reading the newspaper and complaining that he's still sleepy.

for the lovestruck out there
nothing in life thats worth striving for is easy. anything worth having requires work. whatever comes easy will be lost easily.