Simply ME...

A star or a rainy cloud,,, realistic or a dreamer,,, tough or emotional,,, a butterfly or a dolphin,,, it is all about me reflecting the transparent me!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


So we had this really nice auction prepared, i've been working on it for nearly a month now... with everything planned and advertising in newspapers, we decided to send people msgs as part of the advertising plan.

The Message that was sent to 12000 people (who were chosen accoding to high standards) was as follow:

the message had the sender as Lufthansa: 'Germany, Europe, United States, Canada & Far East @33 JOD only. For more details visit Lufthansa AUCTION website OR call 065200180.

The fun part was people's reaction to this message.
1- We had this lady calling us saying 'I got a message from Lufthansa that says I should call you on this number'
2- A man was saying 'I got a message which i understood nothing from but this number'
3- A girl was complaining that she understood the whole thing but her one and only problem is the fact that she has no E-MAIL!!!
4- A man asking if the auction can be 'face to face'!!! :S :S :S
5- An Egyption worker who called twice in different days asking if he will win a SCHENGEN with the Auction ticket!
6- A girl who called and said I received a call from Lufthansa that says you have job vacancies!!!
7- A man who was mad because he wants to get all the auction prices up (and ruin our auction) but he doesn't want to end up buying the ticket!!!
And YES, all of those stories are REAL and none is from my wild imagination, cause i know i have a wild one! haha

All the rest who were calling and asking in general what our msg meant didn't even check the link, some of them wanted us to do the job for them (register them, bid for them ... etc which is crazy)!

I have nearly 112 people registered which is a good sign! Even with all those weird dissapointing phone calls still there is hope!
Two more days to go, Im sure we'll be having other funny stories, I'll keep you updated :)

Monday, March 27, 2006


According to Wikipedia 'Jealousy' is an emotion experienced by one who perceives that another person is giving something that s/he wants or feels is due to them (often attention, love, respect, or affection) to an alternate. An adult may become jealous if they observe that their lover is flirting with someone else, perceiving a threat to their relationship.
The jealous lover desires that the affections of their lover be directed exclusively to themselves and would not be assuaged by an equal share of attention.

I believe jealousy has nothing to do with insecurity, it has nothing to do with low self esteem, and has nothing to do with trust... it is this unexplainable uncontrollable sudden feeling that drives you mad and crazy!It's not a single emotion, but a mixture of anger, fear, hurt, betrayal, anxiety, sadness, paranoia, depression, loneliness, feeling powerless, and feeling excluded.

What I found most convincing between all the articles Ive been reading about Jealousy is the one that says 'it's the fear of the unknown and of the change'... It's about trying to protect your world and your surrounding from any threats!Jealousy is what spices up the relationship, it's what makes someone says 'S/He is jealous because S/He cares'.
But like all the other things in life when excessive it would turn things upside down and create all the troubles, as jealousy can be combined with aggressiveness.

For some people jealousy = love, as it is hard or rare to see someone who's in love yet doesn't know what jealousy means.

To test your jealousy, there's an online test, it's fun, simple and quick... To know how jealous you are (if currently in a relationship) or how jealous you can be. I've tried it myself but my score is a TOP SECRET :) (people who knows me well don't need any scores) hahaha

Friday, March 24, 2006

Blood Types!

Blood Type How many people have it

O + 40 %
O - 7 %
A + 34 %
A - 6 %
B + 8 %
B - 1 %
AB + 3 %
AB - 1 %

According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

TYPE O You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.

TYPE A You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

TYPE B You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.

TYPE AB Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


I was watching Oprah the other day (I really like her show although most of the people I know- don't, or let's say most of the guys i know- dont)... but anyway between all the things that happen in my daily life -running to work and coming back for a fast lunch then going to Deutsche course or going out- I still have time to catch up some of the parts of her show or if lucky then the whole thing.

I came to this part (which was unfortunately the ending) -- a young girl hugged this man, and was telling the audience that she reached this point in her life where she believed that she must forgive to live! I wish I know the whole story and the reason for what she said (so if anyone knows please tell me)... And then i thought how little her words are, yet very effective... so true!

The first thing that crosses the mind for most of the people who had a bad experience or who went through rough times would be REVENGE! What a tough strong scary word!
But this is so normal...especially for people who's still in the shock phase!

I believe there are many phases... first comes DENIAL which is the worst; it's when you refuse to live your present thinking that this will all go away and keep hoping it will change... praying that life goes back to normal again! And then after a while when you start to realise that you can't keep hoping... that the situation is simply hopeless, you reach the shock phase which i have mentioned earlier!

Shock phase is when you think of the one and only thing (REVENGE)... it's often accompanied with self hatred! You will be a stranger to your own self -you'd see yourself as a victim yet you get those bad ideas about getting revenge and this would only make you hate yourself becuase you are supposed to be this kind loving person who's turning to a monster, a new you -a desperate pathetic you!

And so many questions will start popping, so much thinking! Why do I pay back in kind when others hurt me? How can I live in peace? How can I leave the payback to others?

When you have faith that payback will happen one day, if not now then later, and when you admit and accpet that sometimes things don't happen the way you expect... and accept the present by thinking of a brighter future... with a stop yearning for the past, then this is a start of a new level - moving from this phase to forgivness. (which is the cure for all pains and the real recovery).

Forgiveness is about freeing yourself from the past and its burden, it's simply -moving on! It's the only line that separates between past and present... it's more like a gift you give to yourself... a way to get inner peace!
It dares you to imagine a better future, one that is based on the blessed possibility that your hurt will not be the final word on the matter. It challenges you to give up your bad thoughts about the situation and to believe in the possibility of a better future. It builds confidence that you can survive the pain and grow from it.

So when that girl said I realised that I should forgive to live... she passed all the phases and was at that stage where she believed that moving on would never happen unless it's accompanied by forgivenss.

For those of you who had bad experiences or is trying to move on, the only key to do this is to FORGIVE. 'FORGIVE TO LIVE'

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Oh... so TRUE

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world...

Photos... a way to remember!

Most of the photos were taken first day I got there, was on my own, course did not start so there was no way to know who will be there with me... but it was so much fun, being alone gives you time for yourself, you'd get everything and everyone out of your mind... and yes, sometimes it's good to be selfish.. this is needed to appreciate yourself more!
Looking at those pictures now, it makes it all so real, as if everything happened yesturday!

Left- the bus that takes us from Airport-Seeheim, Seeheim- Ariport... with yellow flags surrounding the whole area... Lufthansa's World!

Righ- an upper view from of one of the towes

On the top of a hill, showing the whole surrounding area... it's the best place for relaxing and forgetting life's stress and tension... id give up the whole world for the sound of birds in the mornings and such a view!

Those pictures were taken on the way to Darmstadt for shopping, we had to go down the hill as the training center is somewhere in the middle of a big forest on the top of a hill... it was a real adventure especially that going up the hill is not only tougher than the roughest exercises but it was so dark with no lights at all and we had to walk through a cemetry too at 10 pm!

Seeheim is a an old simple town, old people only would enjoy living there as it's so quiet... most of its houses are old and age a hundred years or more... looking like the photo on the right...

The bed is really tiny, and is hardly comfortable for one... but it has white clean sheets with a good smell, and this is what counts the most for me! The room is very narrow and small that when you open the closet you’d block the whole area… but still Germans found a place for a painting! Thought this is quite funny!

While waiting for the bus... a silly attempt to take pictures with a reflection on a window!

closer photos... the weather was lovely, cold with a minus zero degree but sunny! a nice combination... snow from last week's strong storm was nearly gone... behind me is one of the 5 towers of the training center
pictures taken by and life goes on...®

Home sweet Home

It's always great getting back home, to your room, bed, pillow and own pc! It's like everything is back to place again... your life stopped at a certain point and now it's back to the old routine, being your own self! It's funny the way it feels being away... you'd feel you're a small tiny person in a huge strange country, where there's nothing that connects you to your home except this tiny little device (mobile)... getting out of the plane first day- the fastlink connection needed nearly four hours to work... and this is when i started to panic, it's strange because even if anything goes wrong calling home would not really help, yet still it feels safe to have your mobile with you.

Talking about flying business class with dull people, well this time it was so much different! The 4hours flight went really fast, i didn't even have time to sleep! The passenger sitting next to me was far away from being boring... :) We had a delay in FRA airport and this was because of the funniest reasons you can ever hear of... (passengers we would like to inform you that there will be delay on the flight and departure will be at 9.15 pm instead of 8.30 pm this is because we have the aircraft ready and all but the crew including the captain is missing)... imagine hearing such an announcement... i couldn't but smile!

What really bothered me, buying two football worldcup lighters to two special people and finding out that they were taken by the security men without even telling me! Being away doesn't mean blocking everything that has to do with home, there were many times when i see things and i remember certain people... or when enjoying my time and thinking i wish i have X or Y with me... so there's always something that attaches you to home no matter where you are or what you do... home would be the place you'd keep missing...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

a quick post from Seeheim

although it feels like ages, it's been only a couple of days! Im enjoying my time in a very strange way... usually when i travel i keep counting the days till i get back home, but this time it's different! it feels great being here... everyday there are new things to do! Starting the trip with a huge problem in Amman's airport i thought how cool it is, if this is how it started then i can guarantee how bad the whole thing would be... but it seems bad beginnings have happy endings!

People in my course are so friendly, although non of them are from the same country and non of them are arabs (we always have Egyptions in all courses, Egypt's office is quite huge)- but it's a nice combination! there's this Japanese guy who keeps nodding his head the whole time, even if you're not saying anything he'd just look at you and nod his head.. i kept laughing at first, but now i'm starting to get used to him and starting to do the same too.. nodding my head and join his club! What's really strange, is that everyone here keeps telling me that i look like Gabriella from "desprate housewives", and i don't really know who's this Gabriella, so if you know please tell me.. is she cute or what? haha

First day i got here, i went shopping alone (first time alone), and what's so funny i forgot the bus schedule paper in Seeheim... so i had to do my shopping early so as to get back to the airport and wait for the bus to come!

Second day was great, met the people in the course, we spent the night bowling!

Today it was a real adventure.. we went to Darmstadt and had to walk in the forest, the scary part was when coming back and walking up the hill without lights!

And finally I had a taaaaaaaaan! In Germany?? Oh yeah, I used the solaruim, and i like it so much to the degree that i feel by Friday i'll get totally burnt! I already have a red burnt face, so i look different even for people here.. i wonder how would everyone back home react to the new changes!

I took many pictures of course (my favorite part), so just keep checking my blog... if you are interested! :)

Monday, March 13, 2006

funny yet shocking

It happens always with our passengers, they just miss the flight! They get confused since our flight leaves at 3 am in the morning! so if one is booked for monday 3 am... he'd call to make sure that he's to start heading to the airport sunday night! I've always found this so easy and simple... and was wondering why the big fuss... there's nothing to ask about it's crystal clear!

But not anymore... since this confusion happened to me today! For a week and I thought im' flying out tomorrow night, had everything unprepared and my bag still unpacked thinking i still have time... the big shock was when boss came to tell me that i'm to issue the ticket since my flight is tonight!!! 'whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat'? tonight as in tonight.. or tonight as in tomorrow night!!!' Still can't believe at this time tomorrow I'll be shopping in Frankfurt and eating Chinese...

I remember first time I had a course, I did all the packing a day earlier... but with time, - the packing would be done the same day,,, and now packing is done (if done) a couple of hours before leaving to airport!!!! Whether it's a day earlier or same day, my bag's size stays the same... I still have a problem with all the clothes i take with me... my bag is still my moving closet!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Saturday in Crumz

Going to Crumz today was a good choice... most of the times it's a quiet place we'd feel like going to, but today the three of us were extremely hyper so we thought saturday in crumz is what we need... the place was very crowded and we were lucky to have a table...

Asem has to be in every single picture!!! Don't ask me about the pink... thought it goes well with the background.. :)

My favorite page in Crumz menu... Caramel is the best, Choco is good too, strawberry is not bad, mango is ok...the rest I haven't tried yet.

They have delicious home made ice cream, caramel is my favorite but there was only chocolate and strawberry!

Thought an ice cream was enough, then looking at all the things Rana and Asem ordered thought a ceaser salad is a good idea... but I was so full and as usual Asem ended up eating the whole thing

Asem's attemps to show his dimple (thinking the diet he made and the kilos he lost made him have a dimple... though I believe it's the opposite, gaining weight is what makes dimples!!!)

It took Asem 15 minutes to decide what to order, he ended up having chocolate cake, grilled chicken, and cheese sandwich.. and half of my ceaser salad... (and of course he's still on diet)

Friday, March 10, 2006

Germany...Lufthansa's World

It's been nearly a year since my last business trip to Germany... I miss every single thing about this country... the cold weather, frankfurt's airport, getting out of the plane at 6.30 am and waiting in the meeting zone for three hours for the bus to take us to Lufthansa's training center- in Seeheim, Frankfurt's long shopping roads with its weird hungry big birds, and the smell of the grass, green and all.

I didn't get this feeling of loyalty and belonging to this company anytime before my first trip to Germany, and this is normal... not only because we fly lufthansa, it's because the training center in Seeheim is so huge and welcomes all different nationalities, it is the best place for relaxing... located somewhere in the middle of a forest with long trees and on a mountain that shows the whole quiet surrounding area.

Thinking of what I should take with me, and what I should not take, I realised there are things I don't need to have a second thought about... they must be there

A novel to keep your comapny in the long 4hours flight, before you sleep (and sometimes in the bathroom too) haha

Warm boots... this is for Germany! For the snowy rough weather (the kind of weather we're not used to have in our countries) this would be very useful.. not only long but warm and comfortable too.

A make up bag of course... girls would understand the importance of this thing!

A special small thingy... not only this would be easy to have in your big bag but also it can fit in the shoulder bag, it will remind you of home.. room... and of special people in your life.

A shoulder bag is very importnat, this is where you can keep your ticket, passport, wallet, gum, make up, novel, etc... and it would be great if it has this secret insider pocket to keep money.

My big yellow travelling bag, chosing this color was not only because my favorite color is yellow, this was a smart choice after experiencing people mixing bags in the airports, with such a color you won't see another person going for the same bag as soon as the bags come out. And always go for hard ones, this way you won't suffer from getting your clothes mixed, everything would stay in its right place!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

certain things

There are certain things you need to have in your room...when you wake up you look around and if it's not there you feel there's something wrong and missing.

Empty walls bother me alot, gives a feeling of loneliness... I have a thing for 'Canvas' paintings, they're very creative and modern... some people go for dark paintings, others prefer bright ones... on both cases paintings always have a magical touch.

With time you start to feel there's a bond created between you and each and every item in the room... so that wherever you go, you end up longing for your room.

Things that should be there...

A nice corner for your computer, we spend most of our time sitting there... this should be a very cozy place, some people would prefer a more quiet corner but I like it this way with all the stuff hanging down around the screen :)

A wall calender, I know this would make some people laugh since Im really bad with birthdays and all kind of occasions... but hopefully this thing will help. :P

A big wall watch, this was a dull one... I just had some papers cut from different magazines to make it colorful. And here we go... it even has my name!

A mickey mouse disney tie on a closet!!! It looked funny at first... but now I can't imagine not having it there...

Chinese paper lamps, are a big mess if working...
but they add a nice touch, so it's worth the mess i guess...

This was done by me and miso, we made two... one for my room and its twin for mais'! The bright colors make the room warm even in winters.

Photos' Board, this is very impotant.. it has the
most special shots and greeting cards.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

a post with a big fuss

Sitting in Barnies drinking Strawberry cooler, we were discussing Ammar’s latest post- the one that made the big fuss. And for a person who always stands by his friends and always defends them it is sad to see such rude comments on a post that was misunderstood. Knowing Ammar for nearly 10 years now, I just feel speechless… not only because he was misunderstood- it’s because some people write just for the sake of being rude thinking they can write whatever they want and hide behind the Anonymous mask.

For the people who write such things they should have enough courage at least to show their real identity otherwise there’s no point in whatever they’re writing. To write such stuff and be a coward…this is a contradiction.

The real courage is when we accept such comments to be posted when we can simply reject and delete them!

It’s funny how a small joke can cause such results! A blog is a place where a person can put his thoughts, ideas, whatever he’s feeling- and should feel free to do so… it’s like an escape from real life’s stress,,, a place where you can call ‘Home’ and feel home, so for people to come and ruin this feeling this is not acceptable!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Another tough day at work

Another tough day at work, as the count down started for us to get the Airbuss330! It is a big success for our small office which consists of 6 people only including the boss, a big plane with a real business class and a first class- this is a real advantage with huge revenue (hopefully).

And even with all the pressure and tension- the preparations and all the endless work that has to be done, (even my dad has his share in this as he wrote in Arabic an article about this new flight that will be published in the newspapers everyday starting from tomorrow)- some people don't feel any, it's like nothing is happening around them, as if they’re not even part of it- simply because they come to office just to listen to music, do silly phone calls, and spend the day in the kitchen as the day starts with a nescafe, then a delivery from KFC and then some dessert afterwards... and at the end of the month they get their salary like everyone else or even more than everyone else...
But the question is do they really feel they earn it? The hardest feeling is when you get a salary for a work you don't do...
And the toughest when you work in an environment where there's no challenge and no one to compete, it's like you're competing yourself and working as an individual more than a team.

Those people bother me a lot, but what bothers me more is when they cross the lines and start to get others do their work too-simply because others just don't complain and are always helpful... as for me I'd rather do more than I can handle and stress myself to the extremes than hearing anyone saying Im not doing my job or Im not earning my salary.

In such environments you MUST be rude... it's not an option! If you don't stop them or put some limits they would just use you and make it a habit.

Those are the times when you blame your parents for raising you to be this polite person, and to feel with others, help others... etc! There are many situations in which you need to put everything your parents taught you aside and get out the worst in you...

Work is more fun than school and university(it's the real world...not a pink Barbie world), but there are times when I start realizing how much work changed me, and changed my thinking... not only you get to feel with your parents and to appreciate money more, but it changes the way you see things too... it gives you this feeling of maturity, of being responsible and although I'm bad in financial issues concerning how I spend my money and on what, but I believe as long as I feel independent it is ok to spoil yourself from time to time.

Work is like being in 'survivor', you need to be strong to survive and to fight for your rights because if you don't, then it's your loss, no one else would do that for you... I've learned this the hard way but Im glad at least now I have the courage to stand up for my rights and to say NO to things I don't have time to do and say a big NO to people who deserves it...

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Friday's BBQ

The Sun is shinning and the weather is very nice, we need this weather- makes the person active and lively. It was my idea to celebrate level1 certificate for my Deutsche course :)

We planned a bbq, it was a quick plan since everyone is busy with work and all... I remember there were times when a plan took us one or two weeks, now everything is prepared in maximum a day earlier...

what happens usually would be me or Sus coming with the idea, then Sus would do all the rest... calling the place and getting all the stuff, guys of course would come only, so it's basically me and Sus doing all the work and they would be watching... it's our fault I guess we've spoiled them and now they're used to this royalty treatment...

We were late and when this happens it only has one reason… Ammar! He’s always late, never on time, this time it was because he was sleeping and for Ammar to wake up this takes time…lots of time of course. (check Ammar's side of the story)

Me and Sus got the meat and chicken prepared, Khaled helped a little bit, and then Ammar was responsible of making the fire…

Mahmoud came at the end when everything was prepared and ready, lucky him. And this time we were lucky to have Medo with us, he was responsible of the cleaning (basically because he likes everything to be clean, and not like most of the guys.. he has a very clean car(both from outside and inside)!!! imagine?)... so I was telling the gang this is the first time we eat on a clean table...

Khaled is trying to help...

Ammar enjoying his royalty treatment (check Ammar's side of the story)

A picture taken before we start...

Yes, for those of you who still doubt it... I did the meat and chicken

Khaled finding it hard... :)

Sus with Ammar in an attempt to show she helped him (this was for the picture of course)

a nice picture for the gang...

Not only looks good, but tastes good too

Ammar's idea of having green pepper, I did the tomatoes that's why they look good :)

Friday, March 03, 2006

A share of thought...

Sometimes you just feel numb, nothing matters to you anymore, no one really matters...not even life itself. Realizing all of a sudden that you are not only unhappy but lonely too makes things even worse.
And then you'd think of going to a very far place and being alone! Running away was never an option for me but at a certain point it happens that you feel you want to run away from everything and everyone even from yourself.

Getting hurt over and over again makes you feel sick, especially when the ones who are causing this to you should be the closest, most special, and who gets all your attention, love and caring.
Life is funny, people who you care less for are the ones who keeps the smile on your face, yet the ones who you'd give up on the whole wide world for are the ones who hurt you the most. That’s why sometimes it’s better to hide your feelings, keep them inside you and never ever share them.

There were times when you might feel happy, but then again deep inside you you'd be thinking ‘oh it has to end soon, it will end at some point, because happiness always comes to an end.’

A broken heart hurts like no other, you get this feeling of being sick- sick- sick, and then you start to hear all the sad songs and living each one as if it was written and sung just for you- so you end up alone with your collection of sad songs, having all the memories in your head, and wishing you can experience it all again one day…

Living to give, to make people happy, putting all your efforts to please everyone around you and at the end of the day it's then when you realize how much you neglected yourself... it's then when you realize how painful it is, living to give!
Is it because it was your fault you're from the giving type? Who keeps giving and giving and wait for nothing in return… or simply because life is cruel. Life is never fair.
And then people would come and tell you, don’t be sad, when you’re sad you make us sad... so it’s more like an empty loop, you’d just go back again to ‘giving and giving… and neglecting yourself…’

Though one day there will be birds singing again and stars twinkling (this is the dreamy me)... keeping the faith is what makes each and everyone stronger. Not only happiness, sadness has an end too…

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The problem with Guys

I got this email with the subject (the problem with guys) it's so very true, girls would be nodding their heads in approval while reading, though guys... Im not sure...

If U TREAT him nicely, he says U are IN LOVE with him;
If U Don't, he says U are PROUD.
If U DRESS Nicely, he says U are trying to LURE him;
if U Don't, he says U are from KAMPUNG.
If U ARGUE with him, he says U are STUBBORN;
If U keep QUIET, he says U have no BRAINS.
If U are SMARTER than him, he'll lose FACE;
If he's Smarter than U, he is GREAT.
If U don't Love him, he tries to POSSESS U;
If U Love him, he will try to LEAVE U
If U don't make love with him., he saysU don't Love him;
If U do!! He says U are CHEAP.
If U tell him your PROBLEM, he says U are TROUBLESOME;
If U don't, he says that U don't TRUST him.
If U SCOLD him, U are like a NANNY to him;
If he SCOLDS U, it is because he CARES for U.
If he BREAKS his, he is FORCED to do so.
If U SMOKE, U are BAD girl;
If he SMOKES, he is a GENTLEMAN!
If U do WELL in your exams, he says it's LUCK;
If he does WELL, it's BRAINS.
If U HURT him, U are CRUEL;
If he HURTS U, U are too SENSITIVE!! & sooo hard to please!!!!!

01 Mar 06

I started my day with this phone conversation:
X: I want a free hotel booking for my wife
- This is not possible since she's flying with a free M&M ticket, free hotel bookings are not offered with free tickets
X: But she's flying First Class
- Yes I can see that but we follow rules
X: Why do I always get a bad service from you
- Me as in me, or as in lufthansa in general (this was a really funny thing to say, I discovered this later from his crazy reaction)
X: You as from YOU, everyone else in the office helps me but you

This pax is very luckyI was in Dubai's 'communication skills' workshop just this week, otherwise I would have seriously lost my temper! They should know that it is easy for us to be rude too.

The funny thing was that no one in the office know this guy, not even me! This was the first time he talked to anyone from our office.. who said passengers don't lie? We always have those weird stories especially with excess baggage! some people just go to the airport and claim to be our relatives so as to get help with excess weight issues!

Got home and then to my German course where I had my final test, we learnt this new word (Mist)= Shit... this is a very useful word I guess... and to learn it in the last class this was special.

Work,,, work,,, work! But it is the only thing that makes the person goes on. And although it is better to separate between work and after work, yet we always end up taking our work home with us... thinking of the new bidding website for our A330 offers, or the new breaking all records 330JOD offer to the states, or even of that crazy call. I am glad I really enjoy what I do,,, otherwise I can't imagine how dull my life can be!!!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Walk the Line

It happens so rarely that when you watch a movie it stays there, and even after it ends and all, you keep reviewing the whole story over and over again.

'Walk the Line' was one of those movies, and although i REFUSE to watch or read anything twice, for this one I would definitely make an excpetion.

The movie shows Johnny Cash music, it shows his loneliness, and, ablove all, his aching, and yearning for June Carter. It shows his anguish, his shame, and his hope of redemption in the way he walks, the way he holds his shoulders and turns his head, and especially in the way he looks at June. He helps her find her voice as she helps him find peace.

The name of the movie is taken from the song 'Walk the Line', and it was June who inspired him to come up with this lovely song. Saying he will walk the line for her...

One thing crossed my mind during the whole flight watching this movie.. 'is there such a thing that's called true love,the kind of love that Cash felt for June?'... I DOUBT IT... :S

Byebye Dubai...

For me travelling is the joy of life... I enjoy every single phase! starting from the packing part, then going to the airport and the waiting part as a holder of a stand by (subject to load) ticket, flying is the best part of all (of course),,, and later on getting to your last destination and in this trip --> Dubai.

The shocking event was when leaving Amman's sunny airport and getting to Dubai's rainy cold one!!!

This is the very first time I feel i'm sick of travelling! And I really wonder is it because I have been to Dubai earlier so nothing is new..or because of the fact that when you get to do something so often at some point you lose all the excitement.

What made things worse is the fact that it was a business trip which means a two days workshop from 9am-7pm, with only 45min in between for lunch! And whether it's Emirates or Lufthansa, (Dubai or Germany), it is the same, a duty trip has only one meaning- open your brain and concentrate...

For me Dubai means = No matter what you have done and enjoyed there... there is always something new and a new place to go to..i think this is what makes it different! With all the nationalities, all the big huge malls and tall towers.. I see it as a loud wild crazy city.

But with every trip there are always those little memories that makes it special, it sticks to the mind so that whenever someone says anything about this country all the memories come back again!

What was funny in this trip is the flight back to Amman, I keep having this feeling from time to time that when i get to a flight i'll ask someone to switch his economy class ticket with my business classone.. and if you ask why? Simply for the fact that business class passengers are so annoying, so old and boring! The man who was sitting next to me, not only took his shoes off but also his smelly red socks!!!Flying business class with smelly socks? YES, it made me surprised too!
And to add more fun to my lovely flight he kept on snoring during the whole journey!

To distract myself from this I decided to watch one of the movies, and it happened to be a sad one, so I ended up crying all of a sudden!!!

But I know for a fact that those little silly details are the ones which make a trip-a trip,,, and a flight- a flight!

Skiing in Emirates mall- a piece of art

Me with Lufthansa (Egypt and Lebanon) colleagues

Ibin Batouta Mall- Dubai

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