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oh how we sang

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

My kids for the lego robotics camp were great. We probably had the worst creative robot made simply because though the team laughed a lot, in terms of group work, we did decently. But that’s ok. Ours was the funniest presentation because we had tons of photos. Like me giving the highschool lego expert kid a headlock. Or the photo of me in his lap and both of us laughing our asses off.
I don’t care. I’m quite comfortable with who I am. Or who I am not.

We listened to many different bands and albums; the kids enjoyed a taste as diverse as we adults did. At one point, we realized that not only could we listen to songs, we could also sing them as we built. Oddly enough we sang that one song from the Bring It On soundtrack and the Driedel song, since two people in the room were jewish. We also built lego driedels and spun them around incessantly.
Needless to say, the song got on their nerves pretty fast.


Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind,
hey Mickey, hey Mickey

Thank you kindly

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

To Faiza, Yaser and Adnan.
To my over dozens of readers that my stats say dropped by but left no comments weirdly.
To the management of
To my sponsors, with the help of who I was able to raise, currently $80-4 sponsors. Am I expecting more? Oh yes sirree I am.
I’m expecting it to go over $100 insha-allah. The box for that will be open for an additional 48 hours, so chip in, sponsor even $5. That’s a meal at a joint guys.

Thank you everybody.

I went in this half prepared, school having kept me more busy then busy. The content came out great, I had some lovely folks to help me out there with their own original and tasteful styles.
But I know I could have done more. And I know I will do more.
For me and for my charity.

This was just runOne.



Sunday, July 27th, 2003

I mainly listen to hindi music. Particularly oldies and sad songs. That I assume would alienate the majority of visitors. But I continue nonetheless.

Here’s a list of some of my favourite Old Hindi Songs.
This is by no means a complete list.

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas – Kishore Kumar
Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahi – Kishore Kumar
Mere Mehboob Qayamet Hogi – Kishore Kumar
Khabi Khabi – Kishore Kumar

Tere Bina Zindagi Se – Kishore Kumar and Lata
Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe – Rafi and Lata
Khabi Khabi – Mukesh and Lata
Phool Tumhe Bheja He Khat Me – Mukesh and Lata
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega – Mukesh and Lata

Jeevan Se Bhari – Mukesh
Dost Dost Na Raha – Mukesh
Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair Hoon – Mukesh
Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe – Mukesh
Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz – Mukesh

Toote Hue Khwabon Ne – Rafi
Aaj Purani Raahon Se – Rafi
Tareef Karoom Kya Uski – Rafi
Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par – Rafi

Warning : I enjoy these songs, I do not guarantee the same for you. :p

canadian invasion

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

greetings fellow humans,

name : Adnan Ali
location : Canada
occupation : free palestine.

Please do note that all the guest bloggers of the Blogathon 2003 have been Canadian.

Now to break the ice, I’m going to present to you quotes from what I consider to be one of the greatest comical minds of the past century, Groucho Marx.

“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.”

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it. ”

Mrs. Teasdale: He’s had a change of heart.
Groucho: A lot of good that’ll do him. He’s still got the same face.

“Dig trenches? With our men being killed off like flies? There isn’t time to dig trenches. We’ll have to buy them ready made. ”

Now that the ice is broken, you can shape it into ice cubes and ship it off to Waleed. Apparently there’s a shortage south of the border.

the future|indiana

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

One day, I want to buy authentic replicates of Indiana Jones’s hat and whip.
And I’ll be stupid enough to pay a small insane amount of money for it too.

That and a model of the Back To The Future car.

What would you want to buy?

Amen to the 80’s.

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

I am very glad that I somehow managed to live the entire 80’s without much media influence. So much about that decade just doesn’t settle well with me. The clothes, the music, the attitude, the hair, the giant shades, the shoes and the incredibly large amounts of jeans used up.

Yes, the Breakfast Club is a great movie. Yes, Back to the Future is from the 80’s. And yes, Indiana Jones too.

I don’t know how that happened. It’s like the cast, directors, crew of such great works were still hung over from the 70’s and cleared up in the 90’s.

Either way, it works for me.

blank wooden stares

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

These animals were carved by one of the family members. If I recall correctly, it was their eldest son; he died at the age of 40 of cancer. Mom and Dad have been and are still tested by God. Like you and me.

The animals are beautiful, silent and without a whisp of pain. I would love to have something like this in my house one day.

the red|black

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

Red bear.
Black rose.
S.B.’s idea of bedside decorations.


Sunday, July 27th, 2003

This lies on top of the grandfather clock in the house entrance. I think it’s assuming a lot. Like literate birds.

wyld vs wao

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

Is it wrong to think Keanu Reeves did a better and more animated job in Bill & Ted’s then in The Matrix?

I think not. But that’s just me.

ps: this is definitely worthy of mention here.