Saturday, November 26, 2005

Corpse Bride

by Flamingoliya

I saw this movie and I loved it. The story is romantic (read the summery below) and starts with an arranged marriage which for the first time :P gave me a good feeling about such marriages ;p

Here's a summery I got from <this link>

Blue-tinted, eye-ball-popping, maggot-infested beauty Emily (Bonham Carter) has become known as the Corpse Bride after waiting for her fiancé where the couple planned to rendezvous before getting hitched. When her groom arrives, he kills her, and she rests in the ground to wait for her soul mate, whether he knows he is the Corpse Bride's groom or not. It's a cold dark night, the moon is full, the stars are bright and the forest is a little bit creepy. Wandering through the black mangled trees, Victor (Depp) just can't memorize his wedding vows. Victor's hesitance towards marriage causes him to jumble the words. Two prominent families have arranged their children to be married in order to overcome financial difficulties. As the objects of betrothal, Victor and Victoria (Watson) met for the first time the night before their wedding. It only makes sense that Victor, a groom with cold feet, would have trouble remembering tedious wedding vows. Thus Victor ends up in the dark forest ringing his hands and muttering his vows, the vows that the Corpse Bride hears, bringing her out of the grave. Victor suddenly finds himself married to another woman, a voluptuous bombshell bride who also happens to be dead. Whisked away to the Land of the Dead, Victor finds out that living amongst corpses is not as easy as it seems. Heads easily loose their owners and eyes never seem to stay in their sockets, an adjustment that Victor seems reluctant to accept. Once taken into the Land of the Dead, it is nearly impossible to return, causing Victor to choose between risking Victoria's life or giving up his own.
Summary written by
Kate O'Kelley

My favorite quotes are: <

Barkis Bittern: Can a heart still break after it's stopped beating?

Elder Gutknecht: Why go up there when people are dying to get down here?

Old Woman: Is that you? But you've been dead 15 years! Skeleton: [grabs old woman] Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. [kisses her]

Finnis Everglot: There's an eye in me soup.

Victor Van Dort: With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.

The Corpse Bride: I was a bride. My dreams were taken from me. But now - now I've stolen them from someone else. I love you, Victor, but you are not mine.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

FW: Food Misconceptions

by Salted-Caramel
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it. Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain.. Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're preheated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO! Cocoa beans.. another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets and remember, "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - chocolate in one hand - strawberries in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO! What a Ride!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Mother in Law Dilemma

by Flamingoliya

I heard of a man who divorced his wife because of many reasons but mainly because she doesn’t want to live with her mother in law. Some men insist on living with their mothers because one might be an only child. But in this case, he’s not. His mother is surrounded by her children and grand children.

Would you marry an only child?
Would you marry an only child whose mom passed away?

Would you marry a man who wants to live with his mom for the rest of his life?
Do you mind living with your mother in law, always?
Or do you want your own space?

Would you risk your marriage just because you can’t take living in a shared house?
Would you agree at first hoping for the night you strangle her to death?
Or would you just give in for the sake of your man?
Or would you just set your rules and never fall for a man only if he has his own place?

Don’t tell me his mom is an angel. Living in the same house would eventually cause friction. Would you risk it?

أما بعد

أما بعد

فعنوان رسالتي . . . (( أما بعد )) . .
وأما بعد . . وأما قبل ، فلله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ، ليس لنا من الأمر شئ ، وليس لنا مع قدرته حول ، وما عندنا لأمره رد ، وما لنا في قضائه حيلة ، وما لدينا مع قدرته تدبير ، هو الفعال لما يريد ، ونحن العبيد ، إن تشرفنا فالطين أصلنا ، وإن افتخرنا فالتراب مردنا ، وما لمن خلق من ماء مهين أن يشمخ بأنفه ، أو يزهو بعلمه ، أو يعجب برأيه :
يا أنت يا أحسن الأسماء في خلدي
ماذا عرف من متن ومن سند
تقاصرت كلها الأوصاف عندكم
لما سمعنا ثناء الواحد الأحد
والله لو أن أقلام الورى بريت
من العروق لمدح السيد الصمد
لم نبلغ العشر مما يستحق ولا
عشر العشير وهذا غاية الأمد

يا رب ، يا حي ، يا قيوم ، يا لطيف ، أنت الكامل وأنا الناقص ، أنت الغني وأنا الفقير ، أنت القوي وأنا الضعيف ، أنت الحي وأنا الميت . أصابع الذنوب تشير إلى الغفار . وألسنة الفقر تدعو الغنى . وأكف الضعف ترفع للقوي .
الميت يمدح الحي القيوم .
الغريق ينادي : يا ذا الجلال والإكرام .
الكلمات والإشارات عاجزات .
البيان والبلاغة والتعبير تعلن التقصير .
لا يعلم ما يستحق إلا هو .
لا يحيط بعلمه سواه .
لا يقدره قدره إلا إياه .
لا يحسن الثناء عليه غيره .

الشيخ د. عائض القرني

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Triple W's to Happiness

by Judy Abbott

Women are being really sensitive recently I thought it was only with me (in my own head) but now I noticed that its being a universal thing, Women are trying to survive in their relationships, hardly focusing.

Sex factor newsletter are working on this issue and psychologically solving female life complicity called what "what women wants", solving all kind of issues female fight for and complain about ;) (Don’t worry women we don’t complain : P )

This is a little example take a look I loved the way the explained how much effort it should be done in little things that we don’t really think they need that much offer. I believe this is really tiring it would even take the whole idea out of my head, even this you need to work on? Mako facha! mako ra7a! ( . Thinking about it actually its not that much effort it's like buying a matching tank top to your new outfit (that’s why I hate shopping).

Enjoy. And let us know what do you think?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


by Spontaneousnessity
On Behalf Of Everyone Here Allow Me To Wish You All One Happy Eid And Beautiful Days To Come =}

Taqabbal Allah Ta3atkom =}