Reflections on Nash, nothing serious to write.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
And the Winner is
A lot of betting and gambling is going on at the moment on world cup. Millions of dollars change hand each day depending on which team you bet for.
I had to break my own rule of not copying and pasting to this blog, it was this article that made me do it.
So enjoy it, and remember, you read it here first :)
This is an excellent calculation. Anyhow the result will be known by 9th July!!!!!
Brazil won the world cup in 1994. Before that, it had won the title for the last time in 1970.
1970 + 1994 = 3964
Argentina won the world cup for the last time in 1986. Before that only in 1978.
1978 + 1986 = 3964
Germany, though, won the world cup in 1990. Before that, Germany won in 1974.
1990 + 1974 = 3964
This could lead us to guess the winner of the World Cup in 2002, since it should be the winner of the 1962 World Cup
3964 - 2002 = 1962
And Brazil won the world cup in 1962 and 2002.
This numerology seems to work...
And now, who would be the winner of the 2006 world cup?
3964 - 2006 = 1958
And who won in 1958?
Sunday, June 25, 2006
It is quite nteresting to note that when you live in certain environment there are a lot you don't notice about yourself, that is until someone else points things out.
Whenever I go to Oman, I notice stuff, some of which are old and some new. I just thought I would put them down, let me know f you have anything to add:
~ With City Center Mall under expansion, the management has provided golf carts to shuttle customers back and forth from the parking lot.
~ Durng summer it gets to a scorching heat of 40+ with strong sun rays beaming down, nobody wears sunglasses.
~ You get cold water from hot water tap in summer time, and hot water from cold water tap. In winter its vice versa.
~ People drink tea or coffee in the midday summer heat.
~ A country which mports 80% of its fruits and vegetables, you can buy freshly squeezed fruit juce at any corner shop. (Ever had avocado juce?)
~ There are no price tags in most mid size supermarkets with over 200 varietes, shopkeepers have memorized the exact price and quantity aof each item!
~ In some parts of the country, especially interior, shopkeepers leave their shops unlocked while going to mosque during prayer times!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Gone for few days
I will be going to Oman for a week or so.
Thanks to all who have contributing to this blog.
I will start writing as soon as I am back, so dont go far!
Monday, June 12, 2006
To what Degree can we Forgive?
Ask this question to anyone you know, and 8/10 of the people will tell you that they are quite forgiving. Most will start preaching what their religious values are and how important the forgiver becomes.
Now, put this person in a real test.
Will you forgive a person who backed up into your brand new Beemer?
Will you forgive someone who borrowed $1000 and never paid you back?
Now girls always have best friends, tell me something, will you ever forgive you best friend if she stole your husband, ok maybe she didnt, but what if you 'suspected' she was planning to...
These are a few examples, I agree the last one was extreme.. but as humans we find it difficult to forgive.
The Quran has taught us that forgiveness makes us better person, no matter how much the other person wronged you, you should search within your heart to forgive him/her.
Our beloved prophet, the greatest man to step foot on this earth was well know in forgiveness. While announcing Islam, a lot of people turned him into their enemy and made him suffer in return. Given all those sufferings, he never stopped his mission and was always forgiving, even under extreme measures...
~ When he first announced the religion of Islam in Mecca, a lot of people opposed him. One day as he was walking around Mecca, he saw an old lady struggling with her belongings. He went up to her and asked if could be of any assistant. The lady said she was moving out of Mecca and was planning to settle somewhere quiet. Upon enquiring on the reason for her departure, the phophet (pbuh) learned that lady was leaving "... because of this man called Muhamad, he came with his religion and now people are divided, I can't stand his doctrine and its better for me to leave Mecca". Obviously the lady had no idea how Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) looked like. SO the prophet help the old lady and they started strolling away from Mecca. Throughout she kept on swearing and cursing this man with his religion. The prophet was listening to her patiently. Once she reached her destination, she thanked the prophet and asked him what his name was. He said, Muhammad. Are you the man preaching Islamic religion? Yes. The lady was amazed by this man standing in front of him and carrying her luggage. She stood there speechless and finally uttered: There is only one God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.
I hope we can all learn patience and forgiveness from our Beloved Prophet.
PS: I am by no means a religious scholar. I would appreciate corrections on any error of the above.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Tagged by Princess
Its the first time I am getting tagged.
So I might not do well.
I have taken Princess's English translation (without permission) to get wider coverage.
Open the closest book to you, page 18 line 4.
"... the excellent guidance and examples of the Muslims that came before us."
- Don't be Sad
Besides the comp, what sound do you hear?
"Cars roaming by"
When was the last time you left home, what were you doing?
"A few hours ago, went to a seafood restaurant"
Which site were you visiting?
When was the last time you laughed?
"A few hours ago while having a meal and listening to nice jokes?"
Whats on top of the room's wall where you sit?
Did you notice something strange recently?
"Yes, as I was driving, I noticed people waving at me, that must be strange bec I don't know any of them!"
What do you think of this tag?
"Wondering whoever came up with these questions"
What was the last movie you watched?
"Da Vinci Code, wasn't really keen on watching it, but my friends kept pressuring me"
If you were rich, what would you buy?
"Hmm, let me see. For a start, leather seats for my Lear Jet"
Tell me something I dont know about you?
"Now thats a hard one, bec there are many things you dont know about me"
If you can change one thing in this world (beside sins and politics)
If you had a baby girl, what would you call her?
"Rufaida, she was a prophet's companion, used to take care of companions wounded in war, first nurse in Islam"
If it was a boy?
"Mohd, or Abdullah"
Do you think to live abroad?
"I am abroad now, and loving it"
What do you think God will tell you in the day of Judgment?
"Allah is the most merciful"
Four people to tag.
2. Sama Oman
3. Qatari Cat
Friday, June 09, 2006
World Cup Fever
With less than three hours to kick off, I thought it would be interesting to predict winners. One month or so later we can find out how we did.
So for me its:
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
World cup guide for the other halves
With world cup around the corner, most of us guys will have something to aspire about for the next thirty days.
Without risking to be sexist to my female friends and relatives, football is something that they will never
understand. They might understand scoring (it will be on the screen anyway), but try to explain to a woman what off-
Now, having said that, I don't thing our other halves should be ignored at all.
There has always been a tug of war as to which sex is smarter, its a war between us and them. We might think we are
smarter bec we scored with a pretty woman, or because we have higher paid jobs, or because we can walk in dark alleys
without an escort.
But lets not kid ourselves guys, are we really smarter? Will you call someone who slaves 18 hours a day, works like a
donkey, all he lives for is the next pay raise? I can go on endlessly, but will leave you to fill in the blanks.
Now, lets look at our other halves.
They make us pay for dinner, they dont even pay tips.
We buy them houses, cars, clothes, makeup kits etc.
We tolerate their mood swings, we buy them presents, flowers, remember their birthdays, anniversaries etc.
To top it all, if the marriage gets dissolved, they scoop everything we own, except our depts.
Now tell me, who is smarter here?
Back to Germany, a word of warning to my fellow guys. Women do really love football, but they act dumb, here is how
they get us.
Bad moods when you watch football. Who gets the remote.
I met this guy who told me he manages to control his other half while watching football.
How do you do it hero?
Simple, I trade a remote control for my credit card, as long as I can watch my favorite game, she can do all the
shopping she wants.
Oh yea, smart alec!