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Monday, January 19, 2015

The chimney sweeper [Poem]

A little black thing among the snow,
Crying 'weep! 'weep!' in notes of woe!
'Where are thy father and mother? say?'
'They are both gone up to the church to pray.

Because I was happy upon the heath,
And smil'd among the winter's snow,
They clothed me in the clothes of death,
And taught me to sing the notes of woe.

And because I am happy and dance and sing,
They think they have done me no injury,
And are gone to praise God and his Priest and King,
Who make up a heaven of our misery.'

The chimney sweeper by William Blake

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A poison tree [Poem of the week]

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears; 
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole; 
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

A poison tree by William Blake

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Paris terrorist attacks

Here's a new beginning for the year 2015. When you think "what's happening next?" there's always more surfacing on the world news than you could possibly imagine. A terrorist attack in Paris killing the infamous cartoonist Charlie Hebdou and 12 others on the spot then running while killing police officers (the first one shot dead was a fellow Muslim) which raises the question that everybody asks "are these terrorists Muslims?" or more like "is this what Islam is all about?" So once again, Islam's image is being tarnished as we stand speechless by such cruelties awfully misinterpreted in the name of Islam.

Image source : ABC news
There has also been a video of the terrorists shouting "Allahu Akbar" while leaving the crime scene and killing yet another officer. This makes it even harder to watch as the name of Allah being shouted in such an awful act of cruelty hidden behind the mask of Islam.

video source : BBC news
My opinion on all of this?
"I am against both the shooters and the cartoonist. Making fun of other religions is not a way of living and killing those who do it is not a way of the religion. Islam's image has, once again, been tarnished by those who understand nothing about it".

However, people around the world are not pleased with any form of explanation and are labeling Islam as a terrorist religion. Not that it didn't happen before but it's becoming a huge burden on all of us Muslims, as it is hard to convince them that this sort of act is not part of Islam and that terrorists are our enemies too. But the hate is still there and we have to deal with it.

What makes things even worse is the Islamic leaders who are celebrating as if it's some sort of victory and those who are praising the attack which is even more repelling! It's quite a twisted world we're living in today and it's becoming scarier each day. 

But from a whole other perspective, some analysts have pointed out some interesting points and incoherence as to how this whole attempt may have been carefully planned by a third party and everything has been displayed in a Hollywood-ian scene which points out even more confusing things that make this whole story nerve wrecking.

source : here
source : here
In the end, all we can do is keep our prayers up and patience running and may all the victims' souls rest in peace.

حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A bitter seed [Poem of the week]

Keep crying
About your wolves.
The hypnotic glow Of the moon's truth
Reveals malicious intent
And a pleading greed,
A bitter seed,
A virulent weed 

Source: here

Lazada 12.12 vouchers

Yet another big day for Lazada is coming up this month. After the massive 11.11 deals comes the ultra massive grand finale 12.12 online revolution!

What's different from the other promotions they've had you may ask? well, I quote :"It’s going to knock socks off any other Lazada promotion, this will be BIGGER, BETTER AND BOLDER".

Let's hope it does! Coz I've been holding up on purchases for this big day. It says that there will be:

up to 96% off all categories (yes, all!!!)
- massive bargains from midnight onwards (call to all owls)
- hourly flash sales and social media contests

So click on the Lazada bar to your right and here are some vouchers you can use:

to get 25 rm off : 1212LAZ25

to get 12% off : LAZADA1212SW

Enjoy the effortless shopping ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Turning back the clock

Greetings humans,

Wouldn't it be great if we could turn back the clock? I bet it's everybody's dream! Correcting the mistakes we've made, choosing the right paths, making the right decisions... but life doesn't work that way people -_- 

There are so many things I wish I had done differently, but I believe wishing so will not grant me the experience I have today especially that related to dealing with people. 

- I've learned a great deal of information regarding certain types of people and how to deal with them.
- I've been on both sides of the coin which is a wonderful way to experience what others have.
- You acquire wisdom which is not given to everybody.
- You become more careful in planning your future moves, a listener more than a talker.
- You get to tell stories about the things that happened, be it misfortunes or not, you'll end up having your share of laughter after time has driven by it.
- The most important thing, is that you see who's still with you on this journey despite all the mistakes and misfortunes and during your maturity. Those are often the people who'll last till the end, to forever and beyond, the people you'd want to meet in the afterlife.

So stop wishing for a clock to turn back time and live this moment, laugh on the mistakes you've made and deal with the present situations. Regret is a good for nothing tool while moving on with your life and trying new things is the refreshment you'll need.

Now who needs to turn back the clock when you are who you are today because of all that has happened? They say mistakes shape you up better than the right decisions and no one could tell how success tastes without a sip of failure ;)

Have a refreshing start!

 Â bientôt ;)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The cold earth slept below [Poem of the Week]

Here's a chilling poem in remembrance of the cold month of the cold December times back home~

The cold earth slept below;
         Above the cold sky shone;
                And all around,
                With a chilling sound,
From caves of ice and fields of snow
The breath of night like death did flow
                Beneath the sinking moon.

The wintry hedge was black;
         The green grass was not seen;
                The birds did rest
                On the bare thorn’s breast,
Whose roots, beside the pathway track,
Had bound their folds o’er many a crack
                Which the frost had made between.

Thine eyes glow’d in the glare
         Of the moon’s dying light;
                As a fen-fire’s beam
                On a sluggish stream
Gleams dimly—so the moon shone there,
And it yellow’d the strings of thy tangled hair,
                That shook in the wind of night.

The moon made thy lips pale, beloved;
         The wind made thy bosom chill;
                The night did shed
                On thy dear head
Its frozen dew, and thou didst lie
Where the bitter breath of the naked sky
                Might visit thee at will.

The cold earth slept below by Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Enjoy the cold, for those who live in the cold parts of the earth :(

à bientôt!

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