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52 books in 52 weeks

6 Jan

every year i say ill read more and have a plan or a strategy, the best way so far has been book clubs ❤ KSU’s reading club and qeraty 3ibada has helped a lot!

This year i think im gonna try another one, Its a challenge called 52booksin52weeks i heard about this from my friends on twitter @rakahman and @thecrazyjogger

Its very exciting and i think having a group to encourage and review with will be very interesting. I didnt set my list yet though, but i plan on adding books gradually as the year passes by. I might not be able to read a book per week but maybe read more at some periods or something. anyway im excited i hope i make it inshallah 😀


happy twenty eleven!

5 Jan

Happy new year! I know i say this every year but time passes sooo fast! i still feel like 2010 just started! im getting old, ughh anyway

2010 was a pleasant year alhamdulillah it had its ups and downs but gotta focus on the ups right?  That’s how happy people are happy i beleive 😀

anywaay i never did this new year’s resolution thing, i guess ill start this year, First, i want to pray every prayer at its time no matter how busy or sleepy i am.

second, I want to CHILL im always stressed out about stupid stuff, im gonna do it the Dale carnegie way, it has proven effective and i should do it daily.

third, NOT TO PROCRASTINATE i think im doing better on my school work but i still procrastinate a lot.

fourth, -ofcourse being the bookworm I am- Read more. last year i said id read 20 books and according to goodreads (yes i take that site seriously) i read 14, close.

fifth, get more in touch with my family, call on eid and stuff.

aaand thats all i could think of. I hope I stick with them inshalla. I wish you all a happy, joyfull, amazing year that brings you closer to your dreams 😀


26 Dec

Many children movies were about a kid and the miracle of befriending an animal. A dog as in Lassie, a black horse,,, but the best of them was definitely kieko the whale in free willy! (i find the fact that he has an imdb profile extremely cute)

I’m subscribed to this awesome band on Youtube, Boyce Avenue. And they poste a new video of Will You Be there – Michael Jackson and as soon as i listened to it i got so nostalgic i wanted to cry: I wanna watch Free willy! I want a whaaaale ! I wanna be 6 again 😦

Im downloading the movie as we speak and planning a nostalgic movie night with the girls. But before i leave you with the song i want to show you how old Jess is grown.

and of course the title song, enjoy

Free willy title

Pink Ribbons

30 Oct

There are so many ribbons for promoting awareness for health causes, red is for AIDS blue is for colorectal cancer and the most famous is Pink for Breast cancer.

I just finished an Oncology rotation and realized one simple rule about cancer, the earlier detected, the higher rate of cure & survival. Woman shouldn’t be ashamed nor afraid to visit the clinics, It literally saves lives! I recommend signing up at Abdulatif cancer screening center for free routine checkups. It’s amazing what these people are doing.!

4 months ago i saw someone on TV talking about this Sultan bin Abzulaziz organization trying to break the world record for the largest human pink ribbon in Jeddah,  I was so excited to participate but got busy and forgot about it. And now I’m happy to tell you they did it 😀

So thank you Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation, Zahra association and to all the girls who participated. You made a difference and certainly made us proud 😀

Go through life acting like a kid

28 Sep

Today was one of those days when i thought i couldnt achieve anything, and with prefect timing Malak my friend sent me this great article about going through life acting like a kid, i looved it. The steps he mentioned seem so simple, applicable and effective.

and it had an embedded video of the famous Rocky Balboa speech:

which also reminded me of this speech from Pursuit to Happiness

wish u all a successful and happy lives


Worldcup ’10

11 Jul

i absoloutly looooved worldcup this year, i mean i always get excited about it but this year was special because it exceeded all expectations! At first, last mondiale’s champions -franc & italy- played really lousy and left early this year. So I though this was a south American championship when uruguay, paraguay and ofcource argentine and brazil prevealed. Then! it appeared to be yet another european – but different european- championship when spain, germany and holland rocked it.

I was rooting for argentina and Ghana this year. I got so excited i found myself reading sports articles and watching goal videos on youtube :p -which i never did before- Ghana made me soo proud and reached a really good stage, i think they earned to reach the half final too. Argentine disappointed me at their game against germany but they all played amazing nontheless.

Today is the finale, Its interesting that if either Holland or Spain wins it will be they’re first so that’s exciting. My friend is having a world cup party, it should be fun 😀

الجنه حين اتمنى

4 Jun

I’ve tried to blog this in arabic – since its an arabic book but i failed :\ i just dunno wether to write in classic “fo97a” arabic and sound wierd or write in our every day language and sound “63sya”

Sorry my beloved language but untill i figure it out ill blog in english :\
Anyway! i first heard about it from a random BB broadcast with the book’s amazing introduction:

الجنه بالنسبة لي..
ليست مجرد حقيقة قادمة
إنها المواعيد التي تم تأجيلها رغما عني

والأماكن التي لا تستطيع الأرض منحي اياها

إنها الحب الذي بخلت به الدنيا

والفرح الذي لاتتسع له الأرض

إنها الوجوه التي اشتاقها.. والوجوه التي حرمت منها..

إنها نهايات الحدود وبدايات إشراق الوعود..

إنها استقبال الفرح ووداع المعاناة والحرمان..

الجنة زمن الحصول على الحريات.. فلا قمع ولا سياج ولا سجون, ولا خوف من القادم والمجهول..

الجمة موت المحرمات وموت الممنوعات..

الجنة موت السلطات..

الجنة موت الملل.. موت التعب..

موت اليأس..

الجنة موت الموت

Its not a description or an educational book about jannah, he writes about it as he imagines it, as he wants it to be, and he prays that god will grant it to him according to this aya” لهم مايشاءون فيها ولدينا مزيد”

i loved the book he made me reaally hate our daily life and look forward to jannah inshalla

alla yjma3na jamee3an fe fasee7 jannatah ❤