February 18, 2008

Books and Clouds

Posted in Misc., Photography tagged , , , , , at 10:01 pm by Olórin

*listens to Japanese relaxation music and eats dried apricots* Good evening to you all..hope everyone’s doing fine..

Aaah..nothing beats a relaxation period after one hectic day in college! You’d think that being the second day of the semester it would be a light and delightful day..but its not. Not if you have to go to a bookstore that holds books for virtually all the colleges of KU to fetch the books you require for this semester..I’ll paint you an image..imagine about 200+ persons in an approx. 60×60 m. room filled with books and shelves with only 4 cashiers…Yea!
After bumping and apologizing repeatedly to people and standing in line for quite some time holding 6 kilos worth of books I got the books I needed, my poor friend..among many..couldn’t find what she came for!

Anyway while I was flipping through my images I came across this one..I recently took it this winter in the time where it was cloudy every other day (good times!)

Added a blue layer to make a difference in ze shades of the clouds!

I call it “Brewing Storm”!

Then added New Adjustment Layer to make the sky more blue!

This one is called “Vanishing Clouds” or “New Beginning”

The original can be found here

Don’t you just love clouds?


February 11, 2008

Ze Handshake!

Posted in I didn't know that!, Misc. tagged , , , , at 10:21 pm by Olórin


I greet you, people of the great earth, with utmost anger and seething fury I write this post..WHY DO PEOPLE RIDE LIKE THIS IN KUWAIT?!!?! Call me a road rage maniac BUT DUDE THERE ARE LIMITS!! my handsome Mr.Darcy (for those who don’t know, I mean my car) was scared out of its wits today! lif 3alai..okay..speed your way through the speed bump and cut in front of me for no reason whatsoever cuz you already have to go back to your lane you illiterate ***..okay..cast your freakin flasher on me and when I move to the next lane thinking you’re in a hurry but you freaking go on your merry way slowly..okay..BUT CUTTING IN FRONT OF ME AND DRIVING 30 KM/H..NO! Without exaggeration I kept honking the horn for about 30 seconds but that didn’t bring him back from that Zen Zone he was lounging in…stupid truck!

Hmph..*shakes it off* Anyway..

Awhile ago I watched Chronicles of Narnia (lovely movie BTW) there was this scene when the heroine meets a strange creature, she extended her hand to shake his, but being foreign to our world he asked her what she was doing, she told him that we shake hands when we meet someone, he asked her why and she was like “..I don’t know 00;”, That’s when my curiosity kicked in!

After searching for quite some time I found that It’s difficult to know the beginning of the handshake since most of these events happened before written history and of course since it doesn’t have a confirmed source, many accounts try to explain it, But the most convincing one was this:

It dates back to Medieval Europe, Kings and knights extend their hands and grasp the other’s, not to greet the other party, but to show that they are not carrying weapons thus meaning them no harm and showing openness and trust. The right-hand is extended since its the primary hand in handling most things and it is unlikely to strike a weapon using your left-hand.

And that is why we shake hands when we meet, to show friendliness and openness!

February 5, 2008

Factor Aid/ Factored/ Factor VIII concentrate

Posted in Misc. tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:59 pm by Olórin

 Hey everyone! Hows it going?

I just heard incredibly disturbing news about a drug manufactured by Bayer, the company that made Aspirin. This drug is called Factor Aid or Factored and is used to cure Hemophilia, but was discovered to be HIV contaminated. After the allegations were true, it was banned from America, but Bayer didn’t want to lose the profits, so it shipped it overseas to Europe, Asia and Latin America. I know it sounds unbelievable because theres no way someone could do that and get away with it, but sadly it’s true and thats whats happening.”the companies conspired to sell blood-clotting products that were manufactured using blood from sick, high-risk donors” -CBS News. Thousands who took this medicine have died along with their relatives (infectious).. This youtube video explains it all. Kindly spread the word, people! Even though the news are somewhat old, many might not know about it! You might save a life..

p.s: Here are links :




February 4, 2008


Posted in Misc. at 3:29 pm by Olórin

Even though we don’t know each other for a long time I know you’re a wonderful person..simply because it doesn’t take time to recognize a wonderful spirit like you..I feel bad we didn’t meet earlier because I missed out on an opportunity for a wonderful friendship..

I’m posting this because I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to you and I’m not able to let you go without so..

Allah yaktiblich illy feeh khair inshalla and I wish you the best of luck in everything you do.

I’m glad I met you,