Sunday, March 28, 2010

Racism

Racism exists EVERYWHERE - online and offline!

Racist bullcrap and ignorance, here it goes...

Online racism »

It's funny to meet SOME racist white people online, especially those who are in a relation or married to Arabs and yet looking down on me for being an Asian. What is wrong with me being a yellow and you being UN-yellow? Do you seriously think that the Arab world would not accept me because I am JUST an Asian and they would PREFER your race over ours? Come on ladies, don't you know that Arabs are Asians too? And for whatever my women have come to be negatively known for, they do not necessarily represent the whole Asia nor my country and no, they are definitely NOT me.  

Offline racism »

My aunt's Australian husband, after knowing that my bf is an Arab, he started giving me a long lecture  about Arab men (read: stereotyping). I cannot believe what he said and suggested "to find a WHITE guy - Briton or Aussie coz they are BETTER"!

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Just because you are white doesn't mean you are superior. No, you are not like you think you are. Your skin color or nationality doesn't tell you about anything. What matters most is the inside, what's the point of being white if it's "unwhite" from the inside?

Seriously, your mentality SHOULD be corrected!

If you are here reading my entry, there are good and bad people everywhere of every race but never let the bad outweighs the good. ✿

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flags in a Delicious Way

 Just want to share the laughter with y'all (courtesy of my Arab)

Take it easy -- but take it :)

Bel3afia, enjoy this meal with healthiness!


 Italy
 
Greece

India

Japan

Brazil

 Switzerland

France
 
Vietnam

China

Indonesia

Australia

Korea

Lebanon



Arrow-down-blue 
Clip Art




Saudi Arabia


Smiley

Monday, March 22, 2010

Love Knows No Distance

The success of any romantic relationship - be it short or long distance, is a joint effort. as the old saying goes, it takes 2 to tango. 

My Arab and I, we, are currently and literally thousand of miles and oceans apart but we have many ways to bond and maintain our emotional connection.
We do things together simultaneously. We download a movie or the latest episode of our favorite TV shows (House, NCIS, Psych, Grey's Anatomy, Caprica, Family Guy, Royal Pains, BSG, Firefly, Dexter, name it) and then watch it together at the same time. We exchange laughs and comments about the scenes, dialogues as well as the actors. We also watch funny clips or mtv from youtube and listen to same song at same time.  and would you believe that these are all his brilliant ideas?! Yes, he is sweet :)

We do not take communication for granted. We chat for about 8-12 hours daily but not continuously, there's a little break from time to time. We talk about anything, everything and nothing - from our personal lives to jokes to news to celebrity gossips, etc. We send emails too if one of us can't get online, yeah we use email as our instant messenger. i send him letter/card via snail mail once in a blue moon (but at least!). 

We used to play games online and also tried voice-chat via skype but it doesn't work for us because I have a crappy internet connection. We seldom exchange sms as we are both not getting it most of the time. Same with long-distance phone calls aside from being quite expensive, calling me is a waste of time! It is either he cannot get through with my lines or we cannot hear each other. mostly, after getting connected, the only words we say are "hello?? hello? what? what did you say?" then --------------- disconnected! We always end up frustrated. Communication lines are sketchy in the third world. LOL

Anyways, what matters most are we understand and trust each other (although i am super jealous and paranoid and insecure most of the time), we learned to be patient, we always think positive and we are not quitters!

And to those involved in LDR now, keep in mind that attention is the best form of love, and that the greatest gift you can give to your partner is your time. It is like giving a portion of your life that you can never get back.

So make it work and have a happy ending! ✿

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Go and Enjoy your Rice!

Rice is an integral part of my culture and cuisine just like in the arab world.

In my country, food without rice is typically not considered a meal. Basically, it is part of every meal. We eat rice three times a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. We either cook or have it plain  (steamed rice) or fried (left over rice fried in garlic).

In the Arab cuisine, rice is the staple and is the main part of lunch and sometimes dinner.  It is used for many soups and most dishes with lamb, chicken, beef or fish.

A lunch or dinner  menu , in an ordinary arab gulf state's home, consists of a sumptuous rice and lamb or chicken (or both) garnish with several stewed vegetables and other spices.

So, how is rice in your cuisine? ✿

Friday, March 19, 2010

Who's Wearing What?!

GCC* Women wear

1. Abayah - a long loose black robe that covers their clothing. It is very sheer flowing fabric and is often far from plain with intricate embroidery and bead-work along the wrists and hemline. 
2. Sheyla - a head scarf.

GCC* Men wear:

1. Kandoorah - a loose white robe to the ankle
2. Gahfeyah - a small white cap worn on the head to keep the Ghutra from slipping off the head.  
3. Ghutra - a square scarf made of cotton, folded into a triangular shape with the fold in the front over the Gahfeyah.
4. Ogal - a doubled black cord is used to secure the Ghutra in place.

* Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Saudi, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

sweet talk

i have read that arabs are such sweet talkers (!) because poetry is revered in arab culture. arabs have often used the poetry form of expression in all aspects of life, most especially to convey praise, loyalty and love.

hmmm.. i wonder why my arab seldom sweet-talks me... *grins*

frankly, i seldom like sweet talk. i mean it's okay to sweet-talk every once in a while. alright, fess up - we all need a bit of it from time to time because it makes us feel better.

not all sweet talks are true, sometimes it connotes insincerity and/or "ass-kissing". some people sweet-talk in order to persuade someone to do or believe something.

so girls be careful of the guys who promise you the moon and the stars, sometimes they sweet-talk just to get inside your pants ✿

Monday, March 15, 2010

i am lazy

recently i was lazy to blog because of the readers feedback on my previous post. it hurts and upset me when people attack and judge my arab...
 
it made me realized that writing and sharing our "arguments" or "problems" with "strangers" on this site is like turning our lives into entertainment.

i promised myself i will try not to write about every aspect of our relationship and concentrate more on the arab culture, tradition and society, for everyone to understand them more ✿