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Hope.

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I have no idea how I’m going to start this, I’m actually still very skeptical as to whether I should post it or not.
I just finished a lesson with my sociology professor and we were talking about gender inequality and this is a subject that really grinds my gears. Us women (especially in the Kuwaiti society) are very disadvantaged not just within the society but also within the institutions that individually make up our society.
Yes, we do have the right to vote and to run for the parliament but looking at the other institutions briefly like Religion, Gender and role playing in the family, ethnicity, wealth and income, mass media, the legal system, education etc…
What rights do we really have? Generally speaking religion dominates all the other institutions and women practically have no role in that institution in particular, unless you’re talking about The church of England for example.
Getting to my point, what I’m really trying to say is that we have been given the opportunity, the green light, the chance to prove to, maybe not the world but to this country, to all the other GCC countries that yes, we are able to move forward (Yes we can!) Women are the future of Kuwait, we do have the ability, the knowledge, the power to change.
I do not want men, women, boys, girls to question the power that us women have over change, we ARE capable, we ARE willing, we DO have the opportunity, we CAN make the change.
Your mind is a lethal weapon if used incorrectly, so all you men out there who believe that women are weaker, that women are made just to complete household chores, that women are good for nothing. Well I have a reality check for you, not just one woman in the parliament could do a good job, but several women would be even better, we could probably do the job just as good as any man out there and probably even better.
Now I’m talking to the women out there, stand for what you believe in, because I believe that not only has our power of voting been used against us eg: if we don’t vote it is frowned upon because you’ve been given the right so you should inevitably use it. Also on the other hand there are women who vote in favour of who her husband votes for. Why do you do that? Why don’t you have a voice of your own?
We are not asking to be superior to men, we just want equality, is it asking for too much?
All I’m really saying here is that we’ve been given the chance to make this change, so why don’t we do it? I, personally believe that people in the likes of Dr. Aseel Al Awadhi, Rola Dashti, Dr.Masouma Mubarek Dr.Rasha Al Sabahand Sheikha AlGhanim should be in the parliament, these women are the change I want to see in the world. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi is somebody I strive to be even slightly like in the future, women like her give me hope and not only do I believe that she can change the books for Kuwait but for each and every woman and man out there she gives us that little bit of hope that change is out there, it is coming and she never lets me doubt that for a second. Until its my turn to be in the parliament, until it’s my turn to make the change. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi belongs in the parliament and that is a FACT.

Don’t discriminate, don’t hate… Appreciate the chance we’ve been given.

 

Picture taken from Kuwait Times

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Rain, rain, go away come again another day…

I don’t think anyone hates the rain as much as I do. The weather is one of the only handful of reasons I like Kuwait, I need SUNSHINE! I wanna go to the beach, I wanna tan, I wanna wear summer dresses.


all the lights that lead us there are blinding

– After making a really silly mistake of having some pink pasta and hot chocolate yesterday I was in alot of pain, which resulted in another sleepless night.
The pain got much better towards the end of today so I decided I’d go out for a walk, as I approached the end of the road I saw the mark on the walk way where I start jogging so I thought ok I’ll jog slowly, no harm in that… Little did I know that my slow jog excelled and before I knew it an ‘A State of Trance’ episode was playing and pumped the adrenaline into my head and I ran all the way home. It was relieving to say the least, I knew it would hurt but thank God the worstpain only lasted about 20 minutes and now there’s just that other constant pain that I can’t do anything about. It was worth it though, every itsy-bitsy second of it.

– I hope it doesn’t rain on Saturday, cos if it does jetskiing is cancelled 😦

– Wonderwall – Oasis. This song is my new obsession the lyrics are really nice.

– I’m not crazy about rock music but lately I’ve really been enjoying listening to Marilyn Manson, his lyrics are unbelievable. Blasphemous at times but interesting.

– The FIRST thing I’m doing when I can eat properly is going to Gaucho Grill. Beef sirloin medium well with pepper sauce… Heavenly.

– I wanna go to Vegas!!


I get by with a little help from my friends…

I woke up yesterday with an excruciating pain in my side, I left the house and went straight to the hospital. They gave me an injection which was apparently a very strong pain killer but it didn’t work because I was in severe agonizing pain, so they gave me another one and then put me on a drip which is when I calmed down. So after that was done they took me to get (yet another) sonogram, as usual nothing was found, around 2 hours later the pain started kicking in again so I got another 2 shots and another drip. A little while after that they sent me home… At around 1 am I was feeling really weak and light headed because everything I ate I would throw it up 10 minutes later. So I went to the hospital again and left at the early hours of the morning, they gave me another shot that would help with the pain, and another one that stops my vomiting. I fell asleep at around 5 maybe and didn’t wake up until about 10 the next night…right now its 12:45 and I’ve only been up for 3 hours and I’m already feeling sleepy… Thank God for my BlackBerry otherwise I would be bored out of my mind… And I missed my sisters performance 😦 I feel so bad… I’ll blog again tomorrow or when I wake up…
Sorry if there’s any typos I’m still strung out on meds.


The Beginning of an Apocalypse

WARNING – MAJOR RANT AHEAD – APPROACH WITH CAUTION

 So I did eventually go to the doctor although I was late. Sooo, I went inside she poked around my stomach, did a sonogram, asked a couple of questions and we were done. So now, what I don’t understand is the following:

Why doesn’t she have a solution for the pain I’m in?

Why after 15 days and all these tests does she not know what’s wrong with me?

Why would she put me (yet again) on an antibiotic course when I QUOTE! “I’m not sure if this antibiotic will clear what’s wrong with you because I don’t really know what’s wrong with you, but it’s okay, don’t worry because the worst thing that can happen from this medicine is nothing” says Mrs know it all as she flashes me a smile with her mustache.

Why is this happening to me?

If after 7 days of this medicine I’m on, the pain doesn’t go away I will have to do a CT scan, if they still don’t know what’s wrong with me then I have to do a small operation where they make an incision in my abdomen and they will have to manually check to see what’s causing me this pain.  I’m scared shitless. I hate her, stupid mustache lady. 

I still don’t understand why even in proper hospitals I have to deal with this crap, where the doctors are supposedly very well educated. If I’m at a crap hospital I would understand but I’m not.

I wouldn’t mind going on this stupid antibiotic if it didn’t have any side effects (headaches, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, agitation, confusion, loss of appetite, impaired sense of taste and smell – to mention a few) and the list goes on and on and on and on, it’s about an entire page of just side effects.

Seriously I wouldn’t complain if this medicine would cure me, but the fact that she’s using me as a guinea pig  really pisses me off.

RANT OVER


Incinerated

Ok maybe not incinerated, but it sure feels like it…

I was baking a cake for mama as soon as I got home. All went well until I picked up the baking rack to flip the cake. I forgot that I’d just taken it out of the oven which was 180 degrees. I instantly dropped it.

So now three of my fingers are burnt and bubbling, I didn’t get to finish making my cake, I’m angry, my fingers smell like tomato. And I was in such a good mood when I came home, I was gonna make cookies 😦

I’ll put up the pics of my finger tomorrow…


Let’s go, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat!

Very eventful weekend and! Every time I sat down to write a post someone or something would sidetrack me..

Highlights of my weekend:

  • A friend came back from the UK as a surprise! (I had so much fun Teeno! And will miss you when you leave..)
  • I finally got my copy of Madonna’s Hard Candy which I’ve been listening to for a week and I will be reviewing each song soon! (Thanks TS!)
  • I OD’d on Alaska ice cream cake! (iligoo!)
  • I had my first class yesterday! It was OK but the fact that it’s AUK and the teacher was speaking in Arabic was kind of a shocker! I understood what he said but there was a few words I was like huh? The terminologies he used were in English obviously but he speaks to us in Arabic. Do you guys think I should say something to him?

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Lowlights of my weekend:

  • My sister left too soon ( 😦 )
  • One of the doors on my car does not lock. Guess what that means? She’s going away again!

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I’m loving these songs:

  • Incredible – Madonna
  • Beat Goes On – Madonna
  • Miles Away – Madonna
  • She’s not me – Madonna
  • I’ll be waiting – Lenny Kravitz
  • If I never see your face again – Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna
  • Take a bow – Rihanna
  • Closer – Neyo
  • Heartbeat – Scouting For Girl
  • Almost Lover – A Fine Frenzy
  • Break The Ice – Britney Spears
  • Anything But Down – Sheryl Crow
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • New Shoes – Beyonce
  • By Your Side – Yves Larock
  • Cruel Summer – Ace of Base
  • New York City – Paul Van Dyke
  • Sabotage – Paul Van Dyke
  • Can’t Sleep – A&B
  • Touch My Body – Mariah Carey

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I’m addicted to:

  • Trident soft gum tropical fruit flavour
  • Chai 7aleeb (tea with milk) and a lot of sugar!
  • Bourjois’s rouge number 10 nail polish
  • The techno/dance version of Rihanna’s overplayed Umbrella
  • Summer dresses!
  • Hard Candy (album not food!)

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I shall now proceed to get back to working so I can get myself out of here before the sun rises!


These eyes never saw you leaving…

I can’t stand the sound of people arguing, it really works me up inside.. So I put my head phones on and listen to India Arie…