Wednesday, September 1, 2010


It's not gonna make a difference for much longer, anyhow.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Telephone
If you dial a wrong number,you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire,the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes),the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water the telephone rings.
Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease,your nose will begin to itch or you’ll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop
Any tool,when dropped,will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work,it will.

Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater
At any event,the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee
As soon as you sit down to drink cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Law of Rugs/Carpets
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Brown’s Law
If the shoe fits,it’s ugly.

Wilson’s Law
As soon as you find a product that you really like,they will stop making it.(this one is true every time!)

Doctors’ Law
If you don’t feel well,make an appointment to go to the doctor,by the time you get there you’ll feel better.Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.


I would like to add one law.

Law of Changing Moods
Whenever you find yourself in such a good mood, with no particular reason, know that things are going to take a a turn for the shithole sooner rather than later.

Good Mood

I don't know why, but I woke up in such a good mood and wanted to share it with the world. So go ahead good energy, spread spread!

I met up with an old friend yesterday and we had such a good time. I love old friends. Doesn't matter how much time goes by without seeing them, you'll still be the same people around each other. It's just so much easier than with new people. You don't care what they think of you, you're just you.

Ok enough falsafeh 3al sobo7.

I have a million tabs open to read, so off I go.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blogging from work

First of all, thank you to whoever from the IT department decided not to block any websites on this computer. Other people in the department can't even open Alghad. MUAHAHA.

Note to self: must download Chrome. I hate Internet Explorer. I can't even spell-check what I'm writing right now. I click the ABC button thingie but nothing.

Moving on.

I'm currently doing an internship to finish my remaining mandatory training hours. I finish my hours on Sunday but I want to continue working with them. I don't really know why. It's not that much fun, but it's not bad and I'm kind of getting to see what an industrial engineer does. You know before completely ruling out the idea of working in my field.

The idea of me sitting in an office from 8-5, 6 days a week scares the hell out of me. I mean if I spent it doing something I love, I don't think I'd have any problem with it, but this is not what I love.

Even though I decided against taking summer courses, it hasn't been much of a vacation. But I'm not complaining. I like the idea of working. When I get back from Germany, I'm definitely going to work during my 5th year.

Ah speaking of Germany.

I finally received my invitation letter and went to the embassy the day before yesterday. I should be receiving my visa in about a month. I have a language course that starts September 13th but I think I'll go about a week earlier and stay in Berlin first.

Funny how a few months ago I was scared of the whole thing, but I'm sort of excited about it now, even though I'm going alone without any of my friends. Not too excited, since no expectations means no disappointments, but I'm not dreading it. I want to be completely independent and here's my chance.

I decided to chronicle the whole thing from day 1, so I will probably get back to blogging on the other blog. Observations of a Jordanian in Germany or something.

That's about it.

I'm only blogging now btw because my supervisor's in a meeting and I finished what I was working on.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Got Jena!

So on Tuesday we had our rather interesting meeting for the industrial engineering department to decide where each student would go in Germany. At the last minute I had decided against going to the University of Cologne and to go to Jena instead, because turns out the engineering faculty of the Cologne university is not in Cologne but in a godforsaken town called Gummersbach. Now granted Jena isn't that big a city but I just loved it after reading about it. It's got trams, it's a student city with a lot of foreigners so it doesn't intimidate international students like other east German cities. AND AND it's one of the warmest cities in Germany! AND the driest! (as in it rains 5 days a week instead of 6), but still.. Thankfully no one wanted Jena, so my part of the meeting went rather peacefully while other students struggled.

Things I am not looking forward to, however (but my mother is ecstatic about):

1) Cleaning
2) Doing laundry
3) Cooking
4) heck just doing anything around the house/dorm/room/whatever

This should be interesting...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Road to Germany




- information event: embassy gives all important information about the visa procedure

- IO informs about university application procedures

March 23rd

Exchange Officers will contact you regarding

final distribution of students to German universities

March - April 1st

Legalization of bank account application (by German Embassy

Mid April

Opening of Bank Account and money transfer


Students hand out the university application to IO

April 25th – 29th

Training of how to apply for a visa (IO)

beginning of May (not sure yet)

Students apply for visa (at German Embassy)

beginning of May

obligatory event for all outgoings fall 2010/11

Farewell gathering

After June 6th 2010

Obligatory seminar for all outgoings fall 2010/11


After June 6th 2010

obligatory event for all outgoings fall 2010/11


After June 6th 2010

obligatory event for all outgoings fall 2010/11

Intercultural Training

After June 6th 2010

obligatory event for all outgoings fall 2010/11

Seminar: Academic working in Germany

After June 6th 2010

Departure to Germany

Sept. – Oct. 2010