Monday, May 30, 2011

Types of supposed extrasensory perception . . . just in case you were interested to know if you may or may not possess any of these awesomely freaky mind powers

Here they are: 

Bilocation - the state of being or the ability to be in two places at the same time
- the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experiences of capacity, as the voices of the dead

Clairvoyance - the power of seeing objects or actions removed in space or time from natural viewing
Precognition - knowledge of a future event or situation, e.g. through extrasensory means
Psychokinesis/Telekinesis - the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes
Psychomancy - occult communication between souls or with spirits
Pyrokinesis - the ability to set objects or people on fire through the concentration of psychic power
Retrocognition - being or pertaining to memory or extrasensory perception of past events
Telepathy - communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception  
Premonition (this is the most common and widely acknowledged to be present in most people) - having a feeling about the future

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My prom story.....sorry to keep y'all waiting

Sorry, but I'm not telling you guys my prom story just yet because, okay, frankly, I'm being lazy. I'm too lazy to type out all of that whole entire thing. So until I get over my stupid laziness, you will have to wait. Hey, I'm only human, all right? 

Wandering thoughts

Some of my friends and I were discussing true love as a theme today in some famous literary works; for example, Shakespeare's beloved Romeo and Juliet - and wondering whether such a thing as true love really exists in this world or not. 

Being an utterly hopeless romantic, I'd love to believe that such a thing as powerful and binding as true love is out there in the world, though difficult it may be to find, but modern-day realism unfortunately cuts in sometimes to shatter my blissful fantasies. With my young years, I have no idea what true love really is so obviously I wonder often: does it truly exist? Can there be such a thing that unites two hearts and souls completely, and makes a person half of the other, and only together they are one? Can a person love another so deeply and permanently that he or she would be willing to make sacrifices for the significant other? I come from a country with a culture of "arranged" marriages (and I put that in quotes because except for in some of the truly rural villages, they're not really arranged anymore, but the parents or the girl seek out a boy they like, the two families meet and voila the wedding bells soon ring). But notice I said like not love. Sure, a married couple can live happily together and be compatible and have children and grow old together, but do they truly and wholeheartedly love each other? Now, of course I'm not speaking for everyone, but there are some married couples out there who appreciate each other, like each other, know each other well as friends, but do they truly love each other?  And I mean love in the sense of the intense, passionate, and so-over-the-top-it-fills-your-mind-with-nothing-else kind of love. In simpler words, the fairy tale kind. 

So what do you guys think? Is there such a thing? And if so, then how do you know when you've found The One?

I didn't mean to get too deep into this, but I've been wondering now for a few days after that discussion with my friends (I swear it was solely related to American literature) so I just had to get it out of my system. And especially since the divorce rates are so high nowadays. According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 50% of first marriages end up in divorce. As a Muslim, we believe God's words when He said in the Qur'an (our holy text) that He has made us out of the rib of our partner (although this is not able to be genetically tested, and whoever that partner shall be will be the one a person is destined for. So what if a couple marries because they thought they loved each other, only a few years later find they couldn't get along and divorced? Did they think it was love at first, only to find out later on that it wasn't? But if it was real true love, then it would've lasted, wouldn't it? And does it also mean then that that couple wasn't meant for each other, according to the holy verses?      

Monday, May 23, 2011

If men could menstruate . . .

A quote by the ever famous Gloria Steinem. Enjoy: 
If men could menstruate ... clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much.... Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of such commercial brands as Paul Newman Tampons, Muhammed Ali's Rope-a-Dope Pads, John Wayne Maxi Pads, and Joe Namath Jock Shields—"For Those Light Bachelor Days."
Ain't it just so true? Now, mind you, this was written during the early 1930's, a time when men were still very much dominant in professional career fields. Ms. Steinem, a U.S. feminist writer and editor, spoke against the domination of men here by basically mocking them and their ways and how they make everything between them a contest powered by their self-made, overinflated male ego, but when it's present in females, they regard it either with disgust or don't acknowledge it at all. Such was the case, and so Steinem made the best of the advantages she had, which were, actually, quite a few, in pointing out men's masculine flaws.  

It's raining here in upper New York which is why I'm posting this funny little rhyme taken from a source of which I forgot the name of.

It's raining, it's pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed 
and hit his head
and couldn't get up in the morning

- Taken from the book Read to Me, Grandpa 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Recipe for a perfect disaster: Prom, a rose and a head-over-heels gorgeous boy (with moi)

Hi peeps! I'd love to stay and chat with y'all but I can't because I'm running short on time for HW. As usual, always the procrastinator. So.......

Did you guys love my title? Of course you did. I had three reasons for coming up with such a title. 1) It's absolutely bloody brilliant. 2) It's something that really happened to me, and finally 3) It's mysterious-sounding (kinda) and the very least it'll keep you guys wondering what the heck I'm talking about, if nothing else. 


Let me answer that: Right.  

So, I'll just leave you guys waiting in suspense until I have the time to post this entire thing and/or when I'm not feeling lazy typing out all these words. Until then, ciao! 

Monday, May 9, 2011


My gosh, after taking an AP Exam and the SATs for the second time, school is now completely worthless. Our teachers seem to be giving us work just for the heck of it so that they have some grades to put in for the fourth (and last!) quarter before summer starts. OMIGOD i can't believe summer vacay's almost here and that I'm gonna be a senior next year!! 

Eep! Soooooo excited. 

I would stay and chat a little more with you nice people, but I gotta a test to study for tomorrow (just a class test but a test nevertheless) and homework to finish) so I'll come back and write my awesome prom story. I got asked to prom by this  insanely adorable guy - like Chace Crawford adorable - who also happens to be one of my best guy friends (I know, convenient, isn't it? Wink, wink) and the whole story of how I turned him down and it ended up becoming this entire fiasco until the moment he finally apologized. So yeah. I'll keep you guys in suspense for now. 


Friday, May 6, 2011

Hello again

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, but hey, I'm a junior in high school and it's May. I was busy. But I'm taking five minutes off my time studying for the SAT's (tomorrow) to say that I AM DONE WITH MY AP US HISTORY EXAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA-HOO!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm sure every other junior out there who blogs like moi will tell you how glad they are that they're finally done. It wasn't bad. In fact, having taken the SAT's once already, if I compare it to the SAT's it was actually EASIER, though it most likely - no, definitely - has something to do with the fact that I've been studying for it all this week AND that I got up at four in the morning today to cram an extra, last-minute review session, which I might say for history, always works, no matter what you anti-procrastinators out there say about it. 

And now, SAT's tomorrow. Back to studying. I will return blogging shortly after my exams are over, so please bear with me, my meager group of followers, if any of you out there hasn't already become bored with me yet. Tootle-loo! :D