Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Does this look like me or what?

I created this avatar on my Xbox Live account out of boredom the other day. I tried to stay true to what I look like in real life. Concentrated on the lines below my eyes, fashion style (or lack thereof), hair, facial hair, height, body type and general skin colour. Its not exactly like me but its close... Not sure about the feminine pose though (I tried changing it but I couldn't!)... Anyway just thought I'd share that with you all.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A declaration...

I no longer feel like I can write about whatever I want here in this blog. I am an Arab after all... writing about whatever we feel like is not really part of who we are and what we stand for as a race. I will not tell you what I think we stand for in this day & age because then I would contradict what I said in the previous sentence. As a result, I am afraid my blog will always seem destitute in a way. But rest assured, I am going to try to write about my odd experiences here & there and I will continue with my experimental works of fiction... I have to, it is by necessity not choice that I have to do this.

I hope you bare with me through these long periods of stagnation in between posts and thanks to all my regular readers, it is truly comforting to know that there are people out there who can relate somehow with what I am saying.

There is an Arabic saying I'd like to conclude with (this is a rough translation I made):

"I never argued with a knowledgeable person and lost; nor have I ever argued with an ignorant person and not lose...".