Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak! This is the greetings of every Muslims all over the world after the holy month of Ramadan has ended. I would like to congratulate our Muslim brothers on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr (September 30, 2008). I hope that the Eid would bring a new period of peace, progress and prosperity in the Islamic world. I have a deep respect for Islam. And one thing I admire to this religion is their fasting and performing prayers during this holy month seeking God's forgiveness and blessing. This is one of the pillars of Islam. Again, my congratulations to our Muslim brethren for this occasion.

Two days before the end of Ramadan, I was able to capture the night mood of Corniche area in Al-Khobar. It was absolutely quite and peaceful. People are still at home during that hour. Only few cars are passing along the highway and a small number of cars are parked at a nearby mall along the Corniche road. You can feel a little coldness of the night with intermittent blow of the wind, a sign that the cold season is approaching in Saudi Arabia. Needless to say, I'm the first person who will be glad to have the cold season fast approach as I personnally adore the climate intimately.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"No one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another."
- Brad Pitt -

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lucky Shirt

"This Is My Lucky Shirt". I bought this t-shirt two weeks ago. I was fascinated by the text written at the back of it, and I immediately bought it without a second thought. Wonders of wonders, since then, many good and positive things had happened to me. Because of this, I wear it every week going to my work. Sounds weird and crazy, huh!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm For Freedom

Democracy rules
In my great nation
I can say what I want
You call it freedom of expression.

I can write my ideas
Without fear and repression
I can wear anything that is accepted by society
With honor and dignity.

I can practice my faith
With confidence and devotion
I can live my life on my own choice
With no one dictating how it will be going.

This is the essence of democracy
You live according to your will and nothing to worry
Everybody is enjoying, life is free
I'm for freedom and personal liberty.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Successful Man

Here is a story worth reading for. This was e-mailed to me by a good friend and since then I was amazed and proud to tell that I agree with the authors point of view with regards to the subject matter. The story is straightforward and frank with no pretentions. I always believe in the essence of a man measured not by his masculinity or virility, but the reputation he built during his lifetime that makes him respected and valued. As what the author emphasized, success lies on individual’s happiness and I truly agree with him. I therefore acknowledged his opinion regarding this matter. Whoever the author of this short essay, I salute him with his definitive frankness. I would like to share his thoughts through my blog so others might have an idea of what a successful man is.

He may be a business tycoon, political figure or from a prominent and influential family – he’s successful. But it doesn’t really matter your economic, professional and social status. At the end of the day, it is the character and value that will matter most. Success doesn’t mean the power, title, and fame. A man is not rich and multi-awarded person but he can say life has been practically okay – it’s success. When he earned the respect of the intelligent and righteous people, when he got the love of the innocent children – he is successful. When he left the world better than when he found it, either by an improved idea, sweet poem and song or a rescued soul, he is successful.

It is not even the marriage and children that can call you successful. Parenthood is a matter of choice. Having children and being a family man doesn’t weight more determination, perseverance and inspiration to succeed. It’s a matter of responsibility. Whether you’re happily married or unmarried by choice, the sense of responsibility makes the difference. A childless old man is better than a young father of great number of offspring who can not perform the obligations and responsibilities for his children’s welfare. The true measure of a man is not his masculinity, virility, vigor and being valiant. The stand of a man is the reputation he built during his life that makes him respected.

Success lies on individual’s happiness. As long as you are contented and enjoying the peace of mind, you are indeed happy – you are successful. You don’t have million dollar properties but you are happy with what you have – it’s success. Success is not wealth – it’s contentment. You’re not in any position but in your humble contribution as good citizen make you important in the community - then you are successful. Success is not popularity, it’s legacy.

If you value word of honor and conviction, you have no difference with the successful people. It is the honor that you built and duties you performed that will make you a man. It is better to be innocent than corrupted. The essence of a man is the life he lived that he will be best remembered when he died – these are the meaning of successful man.

Moral Story: Having no child is not failure. And so with being indigent. Success can measure in your happiness. As long as you have peace of mind - you are successful.

Monday, September 01, 2008

September Forever

Songs and poems are written about September
What is so special for this month to remember
Is this the beginning to celebrate the winter
And enjoy the alluring of the enjoyable weather

"September in the Rain" sang by the Beatles
"September Songs" sang by Kurt Weill
"September" sang by Earth, Wind and Fire
"September Mourn" sang by Neil Diamond
Are songs dedicated to this month of evermore

September is a season full of meaning
Sapphire is the birthstone that is so enticing
Morning Glory is the flower month of caring
September, September you are so appealing

In September rainy days and gentle breeze are here
The cold and windy morning intertwines together
Dew drops, fresh air around and the blooming flowers
A sight to behold to the eyes of lovers

September is here to stay forever
That brings answer to our everyday prayers
So mystifying, inexplicable and bewilder
A prelude for celebration until the time of December