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The move

April 30, 2012

Since October 2011, I have moved to Germany pursuing graduate studies. That was seven months from now and considering the fact that I can’t speak German, I have been super successful in putting myself in the most awkward situations faced by a foreigner! Awkward indeed, but still most of the times very funny as the thought in a monkey’s mind if it ever looked into a mirror!

One time I was shopping and I decided to pay by credit card, I’m done paying, my card is still in the machine, the lady tells me that I may now take my card out, I understand that she asks me if I want a receipt, and my answer was – with a facial expression and a hand gesture showing that I seriously don’t need it – “no, thank you!”. The look on her face trying so hard to understand why doesn’t this stupid costumer want his card back…priceless!

Sometimes it is not the language barrier itself but a habit-barrier, if one may say, that puts you again in such story material situations. It took me sometime to get used to the habit of saying “bye” to anyone you get in contact with during the day, seriously…anyone! Regardless of both the degree of contact between you two, and/or if there are other forms of end-of-speech that have just been used.The following happened several times: I walk into a store “Hi, do you have/offer bla?” guy-in-store: “no sorry!” me: “Ok thank you!” and as I turn around trying to go out thinking that I have properly ended the conversation, I get chased verbally by the guy and his farewells “bye…BYE!…” and oh yes, I look so rude! but it’s too late now to go back and give proper farewell, so I just let it go and hope the next time I get in contact with someone in an elevator I can maybe shed a tear or two hugging them goodbye..

But then you get used to them, those habits, and with little time they become essential in your daily routine that you might start complaining if people didn’t follow! I was pissed off one time at a dude who crossed a street on a pedestrian red light, seconds later a scene from memory crossed my mind (on a mental scene red light!) where I play the role of a professional rode-crosser dodging cars and ignoring horns in one of the busiest streets in Amman, and I laughed..

oh how fast one can be reprogrammed!

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Mizoctionary: Shitatus

May 26, 2011

Shitatus (n) : refers to all “status updates” that make you feel sick and wish you never knew that person, never registered in that social network, never existed in such era of time where technology have brought in the possibility for every miserable foolish stupid conversely-evolved on a low-self-esteem form of life to bash into your “virtual-life” and stain your identity with their “oh-look-at-me-what-a-smartass-I-am bright ideas”!

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Amazing talent!…or a fake?!

September 12, 2009

i came through this amazing video showing a juggler playing the piano (keyboard actually) with balls!!

what do you think? is it real talent? or fake ?

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one master Mizord

August 30, 2009

Sumtimes

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one heart…in two bodies

August 22, 2009

Below is a picture of the sunrise, taken from Jerusalem; the capital of Palestine. in the picture we can clearly see the figure of two towers; they are called “Jordan Gate”…located in the heart of Amman; the capital of Jordan.

no further comment…

Jordan_Gate_From_Jerusalem

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War on Palestine (aka: war on Gaza)

August 11, 2009

I just found it few days ago, i think it’s nice, simple and clear…

War on Gaza

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I is engineer

August 10, 2009

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

Engineer: What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!

Doctor: I don’t know but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!

Priest: Hey, here comes the greenskeeper. Let’s have a word with him.

Priest: Hi George. Say George, what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow aren’t they?

George: Oh yes. That’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight while saving our club house last year. So we let them play here anytime free of charge!

(silence)

Priest: That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.

Doctor: Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.

Engineer: Why can’t these guys play at night ???

**thanks Adelove 😉

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how to “age” :)

August 6, 2009

George Carlin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin>

is a comedian who i adore, i like how straight forward and simple his words are,

not to mention that i like his style of critisicm.

I was reading some of his articles when i came through this one, i’ll paste it here so you can enjoy it:

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

‘How old are you?’ I’m four and a half!’ You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key

You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m gonna be 16!’ You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21 YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

 

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80’s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; ‘I Was JUST 92.’

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. ‘I’m 100 and a half!’
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

 

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love, that you love them, at every opportunity.


AND ALWAYS REMEMBER
:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin passed away last year, a great loss, leaving behind tremendous works that can be found all over the web.

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3ala seeret Mizoctionary!

July 25, 2009

Longest English non-technical and not coined word:
Antidisestablishmentarianism : [a political position that originated in nineteenth-century Britain in opposition to proposals to remove the Church of England’s status as the state church of Ireland and Wales.]

Longest technical coined word:
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis : [a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs].

let’s see if i can make up words that long :D…challenge…accepted!!

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* definitions are from wikipedia

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the Mizoctionary: “importanted”

April 29, 2009

i found these acroos the globe…i did NOT come up with them, i’m importing them into the Mizoctionary anyways 😛

(“importanted” though is an original mizord…which refers to an important imported word from outside the mizoctionary)

enjoy:

1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks’trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub tap on and off with your toes.

2. CARPERPETUATION (kar’pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

3. DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt’) v. To sterilize the piece of confection (lollipop) you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow “remove” all the germs.

4. ELBONICS (el bon’iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

5. FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

6. LACTOMANGULATION (lak’ to man gyu lay’ shun) n. Manhandling the “open here” spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the ‘illegal’ side.

7. PEPPIER (peph ee ay’) n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want fresh ground pepper.

8.PHONESIA (fo nee’ zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

9. PUPKUS (pup’kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

10. TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay’ shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you’re only six inches away.