Saturday, July 25, 2009

Raise your head

don't look around in search of meaning
don't look around with any doubt
just look around without assessing
and quietly obey, and raise your head

raise your head, if you are a woman
a strong, independent woman, with everything to live for
a future and career as anything you want or dream of
be it a housewife, a mother, a cook or a second wife
raise your head, for the options are endless
raise your head and be dependent
on the one person who respects you the most
specially in the bedroom, where you fulfill your duty
by satisfying his every need

raise your head, because we are the best
better than everyone around us
for we have religion on our side
a religion that we take pride in and follow
only in appearance though
for our religion asks too much of us
and we are merely human
and find acts of kindness too hard to fathom
and manners and order too hard to follow

raise your head and follow tradition
and raise your head and follow orders
because thinking freely could lead to change
and in change, we do not believe

raise your head, and be a sheep
for following the herd is what we do best

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Like father like...

3 weeks ago my parents decided to travel alone, and asked me and my mini-family to move into their house to hold the fort.

holding the fort entailed looking after my 16 year old sister, and providing food when needed for my 23 year old brother, paying the driver before he left along side all the little details of life...

As most of you, I recently became a dad, which is awesome because its a feeling that creeps into your life ever so slowly as the baby grows up. However, dealing with my very adolescent sister is slowly turning me into someone new. Because, all of a sudden i am a father of two. And one of my children is a growing young lady with all the growing pains and new experiences that comes with.

I find myself saying things like, "trust me, i was your age once" in response to sentences like "you don't know what its like to be in my situation". Granted, I was never a 16 year old girl.

I keep on realizing how easy it is to turn into our parents..

and dare i say how impossible it is not to...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Monopoly much?

Phrases like:
"Thank you for flying on Saudi Airlines"
and
"STC a better life..."

really piss me off. Specially in the case of the former. Like we have a choice?

The sad thing is that companies like STC and Saudi Airlines have reduced the benchmark so far down that any little enhancement makes us weak in the knees.

I still can't believe the big deal and campaign Saudi Airlines went with for introducing E-Tickets. Its the 2009 and you still have those big poster admitting how behind you guys are.

Yes i know they are so much better than they used to be. But the lack of competition lets them get away with murder if they wanted.

STC on the other hand is a whole other level of monopoly. They let other people play, but wouldn't give them the dice when its their turn. However, truth be told they have come a very long way every since Mobily entered the scene.

But what really pisses me off is that STC waits for the competition to go out of their way providing something special, to suddenly (much later in the game) introduce the same thing.

The most ridiculous thing about STC is that if you have your preferred language set as english, and for some reason or another decide to call them on 902, you wouldn't for the life of you get to an operator no matter how many times you press 0. THEN WHY HAVE THE OPTION IN THE FIRST PLACE.

I finally managed to change my preferred language to explain my problem and they said it will take 24 hours to reactivate my blackberry service, which should have been deactivated in the first place.

good times.. good times