Break from it all

18 05 2008

Assalam alaikum wrtwbrkt

Alhamdulillah I am well and healthy and hope everyone is doing fine.

Sorry for not updating the blog and visiting all my favourite blogs/bloggers. I am still alive, though have been very busy with work, settling in at home with new family and now I have my finals which I am studying for. Insh’Allah will be back to blogging after exams with lots to moan about :p

I am missing ya all, please make Du’a for me.

oooh wordpress looks all different. :S

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Tagged: Book Meme

10 02 2008

Sumera has tagged me on this book meme, here are the rules:

 1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)

2. Open the book to page 123

3. Find the 5th Sentence.

4. Post the next 3 sentences

5. Tag 5 people

 

The nearest book to me meeting the above criteria is ‘Descartes – Key philosophical writings’ edited by Enrique chavez-Avizo.

“And inasmuch as often in this life greater rewards are offered for vice than for virtue, few people would prefer the right to the useful, were they restrained neither by the fear of God nor the expectations of another life. Although it is absolutely true that we must believe that there is a God, because we are so taught in the holy scriptures, and on the other hand we must believe the holy scriptures because they come from God. The reason for this is, that, faith being a gift of God, He who gives the grace to cause us to believe that He exists, we nevertheless could not place this argument before infidels, who might accuse us of reasoning in a circle.”

I tag Shahrzad, BubblesKhwab, Dr Marranci, and Amal





Cheap Fried Chicken

10 02 2008

Fried chicken being sold in Yorkshire for some ridiculously cheap prices:

1pc chicken and fries: 85p

2pc chicken, fries and drink: £1.99

chicken burger, fries and drink: £1.99

Grilled baby chicken: £2.50

7″ Pizza with three toppings: 95p

Chicken being sold in these places is probably not chicken and something else, if it is really chicken, than such prices are an insult to the chicken itself.  I refuse to buy any take away meal involving chicken for less than £2.99… but this does not mean I would happily eat at Nandos who charge far too much.

Bring on good chicken for morally acceptable prices.





muslimsweety

2 02 2008

For those who are curious, muslimsweety is not the name of a new sweet or anything else for that matter.

I am participating in a learning competition set on the Ummah Forum  to get a better understanding of how search engines and website rankings work, which I actually don’t understand. So it may prove to be a worthwhile and educational participation, in someway or the other.  🙂





Adolf bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud

4 12 2007

I came accross this rather strange website. lol

Adolf bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud





Spooky Internet Cafe!

4 12 2007

I have couple of hours spare in the afternoon between a morning class and the Hajj course at the mosque. There is no point going home since it takes a while to get in and out of town, not to mention the parking headache….so I’ve been hanging around the town for that time. Killing time is not easy, there is only so much you can walk around and that in the freezing cold. I’ve tried sitting in the car with coffee listening to radio but time still drags. Few days ago, I walked into an Internet Cafe (I’d actually never been to one of those before), it was great, checked my emails, a few blogs and two hours long gone. So, I’ve been doing that for last few days but today I totally freaked out seeing the mouse pointer move on its own across the screen. *shock* At first I ignored it, it happened again and again after a few mins. I turned around, but there was no one at the reception desk. I was too freaked out to stay there, I grabbed my bag and left.

 This usually happens when someone gains remote access to your pc, sometimes a user can never know their computer is being remote accessed unless the remote user moves the mouse in the remote screen. It happened a few times at work, the I.T guys do it to change settings with an advance warning. That’s what freaked me out, someone had been monitoring my screen and come to think of it, its happened before I just didn’t pay any attention to it.

Who was it? Better not be Spooks. well, I guess I won’t know, and I am never going back there to find out. From tomorrow I am switching back to coffee in the car with radio and perhaps continue playing lemmings on the phone. No where is safe these days, too many professional beggars on the streets and people walking around with hoods on, and when you think you may just be safe in an Internet Cafe. You are wrong!

 Internet Cafes’ are centre of most Internet related frauds and scams. A simple search for Internet Cafe Frauds/scams will reveal some shocking links to crimes a simple user is vulnerable to. So please do take care and be cautious when accessing the Internet from anywhere other than home or work and try to use copy/paste rather than typing in details if using credit card is necessary- to avoid the key-logging software.. esp on holiday trips.





There is no life after Uni!

29 08 2007

On my first day of University at the fresher’s fair a final year student claimed, ‘there is no life after uni’. I thought, how sad! After almost five years I find myself thinking, how true. Now, I can’t seem to think beyond Uni, I finished a degree, a masters and almost done with my second masters. I can’t work out what it is, the environment, lifestyle or just my own studious nature that has me addicted. I spent the whole of today going through Uni prospectuses, frantically looking at which course and which uni to hit next… even though it really is too late to enrol now. I hate my underpaid 9-5 job with no Internet access, and the option to work for my mum is no longer there since she sacked me the last time. Besides, I don’t want to work, I just want to be at Uni for the rest of my life. 😦