Siska's rants.. and some other things

A lot of new things happen in my life and surround I decide to write everything comes up in my mind, to remind me again of all the silly and interesting bits and pieces...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

What Oprah Said about Men

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.
Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be.
Slower is better.
Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't "be friends".
A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.
Don't settle.
If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
Don't stay because you think "it will get better."
You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
The only person you can control in a relationship is you.A
void men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.
He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently?
Always have your own set of friends separate from his.
Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.
If something bothers you, speak up.
Never let a man know everything.
He will use it against you later.
You cannot change a man's behavior. Change comes from within.
Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are... even if he has more education or in a better job.
Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
Never let a man define who you are.
Never borrow someone else's man.
If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you.
A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
All men are NOT dogs.
You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is two way street.
You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about baggage... deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you... a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals.
Look for someone complimentary, not supplementary.
Dating is fun...even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right.
Make him miss you sometimes...when a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him - he takes it for granted.
Never move into his mother's house.
Never co-sign for a man.
Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need.
Keep him in your radar but get to know others.
Share this with other women and men (just so they know)...
You'll make someone smile, another rethink her choices, and another woman prepare.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and an entire lifetime to forget them.
I found this article in one of the email chains - really struck my attention and I have to admit that I could not agree more to what it is about.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Highlight of the year!

Watched Bon Jovi's concert in Emirates Palace... need I say more???:)


Thursday, May 15, 2008


Wife: "What are you doing?"
Husband: "Nothing"
Wife: "Nothing...? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an hour".
Husband: "I was looking for the expiration date".
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Wife: "Do you want dinner?"
Husband: "Sure! What are my choices?"
Wife: "Yes and No".
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Wife: "You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?"
Husband: "When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears".
Wife: "You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you?"
Husband: "Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there be greater than this one?"
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Stress Reliever Girl: "When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden."
Boy: "It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles."
Girl: "Well, that's because we aren't married yet."
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Son: "Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady."
Mom: "Well, you have done the right thing."
Son: "But Mom, I was sitting on daddy's lap."
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A newly married man asked his wife," Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?"
"Honey," the woman replied sweetly,"I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!"
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Father to son after exam: "Let me see your report card."
Son: "My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents."
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Girl to her boyfriend: "One kiss and I'll be yours forever."
The guy replies: "Thanks for the early warning."
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A wife asked her husband: "What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?"
He looked at her from head to toe and replied: "I like your sense of humor."


Healthy Lifestyle

1.Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually.Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
2.Q:Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
3.Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
4.Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
5.Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exerciseprogram?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
6.Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
7.Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely! not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
8.Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO. Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
9.Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
10.Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Shut Up, NOW!

I wish I am able to shut my mouth up at the right time
I wish my brain thinks before my mouth speaks
I wish I can stop the time – halt it and let it tick again after I find good and proper thing to answer back
I wish my eloquence is much better than what I have now
I wish I still be able to answer properly even if I am very very distracted
I wish if I laugh it won’t make me less alert to find something proper to response back
I wish I don’t curse this much
I wish I can stay positive 100% 24/7
I wish the part inside my brain which controls my speech does its work much better
I wish people get the right thing what I want to say when I say wrong things which I don’t intend to and get the right thing what I want to say when I say right as well!

-clumsy girl-

who, unintentionally cursed in front of her new boss' boss


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Glass ceiling in women's head

Saturday, May 03, 2008


.....also spelled hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus

is a dip or spread made from cooked and mashed chickpea, blended with tahini (sesama seed paste), lemon juice, oilve oil, salt and garlic. This is one among the fabulous great food I've ever taste and I really enjoy it. This is one of my arabic food favorite and to my luck that in AD, I can find as much hummous as I want:).

This weekend I stayed at home and I ate hummous for breakfast and luch and dinner for 2 days in a row! And oopss.. even I have prepared my breakfast to bring to the office tommorow:).

I really tried to encourage myself to eat more veggies and this weekend, a good wind blowed me to buy some vegetables and pickles and hummous in the supermarket: which turned to be a good start. I bought carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes, then hummous, pickled lebanese black olives and pickled chilli.

After arrived home, I sliced 1 carrot, 1 tomato and 1 cucumber, springkled with lime juice, chilli and olives and poured hummous paste above and mixed. Well.. it looked like a baby pukey, but the taste was wonderful! Moreover I feel glad since this taste healthy:).

The next day I made similar thing again. In total this weekend I have made this so called pukey salad 3 times:).

Curious about this Hummous stuff, I browsed Wikipedia and found out that this food is one of the oldest prepared food of human civilization. Some source mentioned that early civilization of Egypt has known in food at 8th century. Even, chickpea, the main ingridient is one among the earliest crops grown in Mesopotamia. And the best thing is, some researchers says that the nutritional benefits from this food has contributed to the early civilization around middle east. What a powerful food is it?:).
This food has high nutritional value from chickpea: low fat (mostly polysaturated fat), protein, dietary fiber, iron, zinc and vitamin C, even some says that the calcium content of chickpea is not that much different than yoghurt. One hundred grams o mature boiled chickpeas contains 164 cal, 2.6 gr of fat (of which only 0.27 gr is saturated), 7.6 gr of dietary fiber and 8.9 gr of protein.
Hummous normally served with flat bread and can be part of Meze, a set of small dishes (hot or cold) to accompany main arabic dishes.
I can eat hummous in anyways, and the best thing I like about this stuff is that I can eat carrot and other vegetables and really enjoying the taste!


Friday, May 02, 2008

Living Room

First appearance can be deceiving....


Guest Room

Guest room - now it is my ironing room and scale-room (yes I put a weight scale here)