Friday, November 30, 2007

Can We Still Be Friends?

A question is often asked when you fall in love with a friend. Will he still be there for you?

Can We Still Be Friends?

I was cold and hurting
lost out in the night
wandering and searching
for heaven's light

I saw the night sky clearing
when you spread your rainbow wings
But little did I know
what joy you would bring

From that moment on
a friendship did start
you kissed away my tears
and sheltered my heart

I bless the day God
sent him from above
But then I grew fearful
for I had fallen in love

I told you this feeling
and what did you say?
You said you liked our friendship
and that's how it would stay

I cried for a friendship I thought I lost
But then felt your warm, gentle hand
You then whispered in my ear
that by my side you'll forever stand

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My 200th Post in just 5 months: Why I spend longer in the Net?

The Internet is more than a cooperation of computers. It's a cooperation between people. And where people meet, even anonymously, it seems that Romance and Love will enter the equation as well.
If you're like me, you probably think falling in love over a modem is unusual and perhaps even rare. But, like me, you would be wrong. Perhaps the very nature of a web site devoted to chatting and webcams. I have been amazed at the number of people I've met through chatting, email, forums, some through personal ads.
I had many attempts to convey and express the longing for the one man who has touched the anatomy of my soul. A man I call Edi; a soul that reaches far beyond my own.

A thousand miles separate us only physically, yet, via email he has intertwined himself right into my inner blueprint. Only through the grace of God, will we ever meet.

We both know this and accept.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


It's best to wait for the one you want than settle for the one available.

Best to wait for the one you love than one who's around.

Best to wait for the right one because life's too short to be wasted on just someone.

An African proverb states, "Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye."

Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity, ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs.

Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.

Once you decide to commit to someone, over time, their flaws, vulnerabilities, pet peeves, and differences will become more obvious.

If you love your mate and want the relationship to grow and evolve, you've got to learn how to close one eye and not let every little thing bother you. You and your mate have many different expectations, emotional needs, values, dreams, weaknesses, and strengths. You are two unique individual children of God who have decided to share a life together.

Neither one of you are perfect, but are you perfect for each other? Do you bring out the best in each other?

Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare and control?

What do you bring to the relationship?

Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain? You can't take someone to the altar to alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.

Manipulation, control, jealousy, neediness, and selfishness are not the ingredients of a thriving, healthy, loving and lasting relationship.

Seeking status, ! sex, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.

What keeps a relationship strong?
- communication
- intimacy
- a sense of humor
- sharing household tasks
- some getaway time without business or children
- daily exchanges (a meal, shared activity, a hug, a call, a touch, a note)
- sharing common goals and interests
- giving each other space to grow without feeling insecure
- giving each other a sense of belonging and assurances of commitment
- asking God to be the center of your relationship.

***If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment, withdrawal, abuse, neglect, dishonesty and pain replace the passion.

"A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself; to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart."

Monday, November 26, 2007

Road Trip...

" Think of life as a great road trip. If you spend too much time looking back at where you've been, you'll miss what's ahead."

" It doesn't matter whether or not you have won the race, as long as in your heart, you know you have done your best."

Dollar declines

The dollar's relentless decline against major currencies was "prompting jibes from America's critics, jangling investors' nerves and giving policymakers headaches." It urged the Gulf states to "loosen their ties to the dollar" when their leaders meet on December 3rd in Qatar.
Nowhere are the dilemmas more acute than in the Gulf, where virtually all the oil-rich states peg their currencies to the greenback. The combination of soaring oil prices and the tumbling dollar is distorting their economies and fuelling inflation.

Gulf ministers support residency cap

GCC nations are broadly in favour of a proposed law to impose a six year residency cap on unskilled expatriate workers, according to a UAE labour ministry official.

The 3+3 law was discussed at the ministerial meeting in Riyadh and most countries were in favour of the law. They approved an 11 point plan for the law, likely to be approved at the GCC summit in Doha next month.

Under the law, unskilled labourers would work on a three-year contract, renewable only once. However, the law would be applied separately to each country, meaning labourers could continue to work in other Gulf nations.
World's richest Arabs - record 47 billionaires
The Arab world now boasts a record 47 billionaires, according to the annual Arabian Business Rich List.

The long awaited list of the world’s 50 richest Arabs is believed to contain a record number of new entries, with the entry level to become a member of the world’s most exclusive club having risen to $700 million - up from $520 million.

The list is also believed to uncover a number of new tycoons stemming in particular from Iraq and Syria.
One of the biggest risers is believed to be a UAE-based tycoon who has seen his fortune jump by over a billion dollars in the past twelve months.

Car accidents cost Saudi $3.46bn every year

Saudi Arabia loses around 13 billion Saudi riyals ($3.46 billion) annually because of car accidents.

The losses include four billion riyals in human losses and 3.4 billion riyals in vehicles damages.

Saudi Arabia spends 734 million riyals annually on medical care for people involved in car accidents.

Expats face infectious disease screening

The UAE plans to crack down the spread of infectious diseases among the general public by making expatriate workers undergo more stringent medical examinations.

Expatriates currently undergo tests for HIV and tuberculosis when they apply for their visas, but the new requirements would include regular checkups to ensure workers are not carrying contagious diseases and a measurement of workers' 'medical fitness’.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

You Know An Arab If...

You Know An Arab If...

- He talks for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.
- He says bye 17 times on the phone.
- His relatives alone could populate a small city.
- He always say "open the light" instead of "turn the light on".
- He refers to his dad's friends as Amoo.
- He has an endless supply of pistachios, dates, and pumpkin seeds. . .
- He has at least thirty cousins.
- He uses his forehead and eyebrows to point something out. . .
- He drinks 6 cups of tea a day.
- After a family meal, the women fight to the death over who should wash the dishes while the men sit on their behinds and discuss politics, waiting for their tea.
- He feels weird using the English word “tease”..
- At weddings it takes the bride and groom 4 hours to kiss all the guests.
- He has a gold necklace of his name written in Arabic.
- He feels proud when someone famous or a celebrity has any Arabic blood in them.
- He wears more cologne than deodorant.
- He puts olive oil in and on everything and brags about how healthy it is.
- He cooks a meal that lasts 3 days.
- He thinks it's cool to dance and smoke at the same time.
- He shaves his pubic hair often.
- He is circumcised
- He prefers to wear boxer shorts than brief
- The male entrance to their house is separate from ladies.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Everyone has gradations of intimacy, from acquaintances... to closer friends and lovers. Gay men don't have markers of engagement, marriage, and pregnancy that characterize the bond between heterosexual couples. This lack of socially recognized status can be a source of ambiguity in our relationships--are we friends, occasional sex partners, or lovers?

Though we don't need to follow heterosexual models in forming our own relationships, this ambiguity becomes problematic when it interferes with the _expression of feelings. You may feel attracted sexually without having any idea as to whether you'll find yourselves compatible in other ways. If you have sex before you become emotionally involved, it can be confusing trying to figure out what else you want from each other. You may end up sleeping together once or twice, and then feel awkward trying to redefine the relationship.

Neither of you may be ready to make the commitment that continued sexual involvement may imply, but instead of dealing with that uncertainty by talking about options and expectations, it may seem easier not to see each other. Not every relationship has to last forever in order for us to get some value from it, but if you had more in mind than just recreational sex, you can end up feeling seduced and abandoned.

Some men are scared off by the intensity of their initial involvement. If you're not sure how you feel, you may hesitate to become involved emotionally. But you don't have to know what you want in the very beginning. After seeing each other for a while, you may need some distance in order to sort through your feelings. What may simply be a desire on the part of one man to reclaim himself may be misinterpreted by the other as a lack of interest in building a relationship. You can avoid the misunderstanding by talking about your need for time apart, while still affirming your interest in getting to know each other.

You can be clear about what you want at the moment, even if that involves a limit to the degree of emotional or sexual involvement you're interested in. You may feel vulnerable saying how you feel, especially when you're just first getting to know each other, but being honest about your feelings increases your capacity for intimacy in the future.

Saudi hit by bird flu - 3.5mn birds killed

Saudi Arabia has culled 3.5 million birds affected by bird flu at poultry farms and markets surrounding the capital Riyadh over the past 10 days, the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture reported on Wednesday.

The Agriculture Ministry said that the birds, which have a deadly strain of bird flu (H5N1 Avian flu), were found in four governorates of the Riyadh province, and in one of the major bird markets in the capital city.

The ministry said poultry in the radius of 5 kilometres from any farm found with the virus have been destroyed.

An agriculture ministry statement carried by newspapers said the birds were culled at the farm in al-Kharj, 150 kilometres (94 miles) south of Riyadh, after 1,500 birds died earlier this week.

Humans have not affected by the bird flu virus, the ministry said. It also added that it has examined several workers in poultry farms and their test results of bird flu virus came out negative.

Saudi demand for expat workers soars

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labour has said that it has issued 878,737 working visas in the first nine months of 2007 showing a 57% increase from a year earlier.
The ministry, which uses the Islamic calendar, said that number of visas issued in the month of Ramadan (which started on Sept.12) for this year was 90,619 visas, signaling a 104% increase over the same month a year earlier.

The ministry said that 50% of the working visas issued in Ramadan were for engineering professions. Services professions came next with 25% present and all other professions shared the remaining 25%.
The figures reflect the high demand for engineers and technical professionals by Saudi companies which are executing multi billion infrastructure projects. The number of visas issued for civil engineers went up 28% compared to a year earlier, according to the labor ministry.

Saudi Arabia will account for one third of the shortage in the Middle East region in 2009. UAE and Egypt will account for another one third of this shortage with a demand shortage of 19,000 IT skilled workers in each country.

Oil to smash through $125 barrier

Oil will continue its meteoric climb, surpassing the $125 per barrel mark next year, investment analysts predicted.

Driven by demand from emerging markets like China and India, crude prices are likely to surge to new record highs and will rest between $125 and $130 per barrel in 2008, argued a panel of investment experts gathered in Dubai to discuss global investing strategies.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Oo nga... Kaibigan Ka Lang Pala

hmmm...... kaibigan nga

nung una wala lang,…
parati lang kayong magkasama...
wala, kasi kaibigan lang naman
walang tinatago kahit kanino,
kaya lakad dito,
punta dun,
pasama kahit saan.

ang sama sama mo pa nga sa kanya,
kasi parang wala kang pakialam ..

naiinis ka pa nga kung bakit ang kulit kulit nya ..

sa isang araw nakakalimang tawag sya sayo...

wala lang kung anu ano lang pinaguusapan
pagnagkikita naman ang lambing lambing nya sayo
ikaw pa naman yung taong hindi sanay sa ganon
kaya parati mo syang binabara

tapos isang araw,
mapapansin mo na lang na hinahanaphanap mo sya
bigla ka na lang mapapangiti pag naaalala mo
ang mga ginagawa nyo noon
pagmagkaharap kayo napapansin mo na yung
mga bagay na dati di mo nakikita
ang tangos pala ng ilong nya....
ang haba pala ng pilikmata nya ....
ang ganda pala nyang ngumiti....
ang pula ng mga labi niya....
pagmagkasama kayo komportableng komportable ka

pero kung dati wala kang pakialam, ngayon
lahat sayo may dahilan..

Lahat ng ginagawa niya para sa iyo, may kahulugan...

buong gabi tinatanong mo sarili mo


tapos sasabihin mo sa sarili mo, magkaibigan lang kayo!

dadaan ang mga araw, magpapatuloy ang ganyan
hindi mo maintindihan bakit ganun ang nararamdaman mo
tapos sasabihin mo sa sarili mo, magkaibigan lang kayo!

lahat ng nakapaligid sayo nagtatanong, nangaasar, nagungulit
tinatanong kung ano ba talaga kayo.

paguwi mo sa bahay paghiga sa kama,
hindi ka makatulog
tatanungin mo din ang sarili mo ano ba talaga kami

tapos biglang mapapansin mo na lang na bigla syang nagbago
hindi na parang nung dati
iniiwasan ka na nya
hindi ka na kinakausap
ni di ka nga matingnan
ano kaya ang nangyari?
may ginawa ka ba na kinagalit nya?
yan ang mga tanong na madalas na naiiwan
mga tanong na walang kasagutan …
kung meron man
isang tao lang ang makakasagot
hindi ang best friend mo….
hindi ang kapatid mo.....
ang kaibigan mo lang.
pero kaya mo bang itanong?

tapos sasabihin mo kaibigan lang naman,
gusto ko lang magtanong...
tapos bigla ka na lang matatakot…..
mahihiya. …
maiilang ....

biglang isang araw nagkaroon ka ng lakas ng
loob na lapitan sya
paglapit mo,
di ka makapagsalita,
di ka makatingin sa mata nya
pero pinilit mo pa din… kahit mahirap.

palayo ka na, hindi mo na alam kung saan ka papunta
naglalakad ka na parang tumatakbo, pero walang direksyon
di mo inaasahang tumulo ang mga luha sa iyong mga mata,

bigla kang natawa

sabi ko nga kaibigan LANG…. Kaibigan LANG…

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Opposite attracts...

On the new episode of the X-files, Scully and Mulder get half their faces swapped.

A number of studies of the recent years had shown that when it comes to love, the old rule "opposites attract" may not be so true. Close examination of faces of thousands of couples has shown many similarities and common facial traits among spouses or lovers. People tend to subconsciously choose a partner that looks similar to him / her one way or another. So "similarities attract" may be a better rule, at least in the recent years. Furthermore, when people start living together they develop similar face characteristics together by naturally copying each other's facial emotions and expressions.
Which celebrities of opposite gender share enough facial characteristics to make a natural couple?


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


To the single folks out there, this is FOR US!

Single means you have the time to grow and be the person you want to be. Single gives you space to grow. Sometimes, it is harder to grow when you are too close to someone. Trees are planted far apart so they can spread their branches and become strong as they mature. Single means learning to live by yourself.

However, that is no more difficult than learning to live with somebody else.

Single means freedom.

You are free to spend a week's vacation on the beach, to take computer courses, to work late on an interesting project, to spend the day in bed with a good book or simply with a person who has read one.

Single means learning not to need a man/woman to make your life Meaningful but learning to live with a man/woman because you want to be with him/her.

Single means that sometimes you will wonder why you will bite your lip And feel wistful and wonder if marriage is better.

Ironically, yet quite happily, single is feeling good about being in Control of your life. It is liking and respecting who you are and why you are. Single is realizing that being married is not necessarily better, it Is merely different.

Single means that there could be something wonderful around the corner And you can take advantage of it. Being single means you are free to love again.

So why marry if you will you're good being single?

"Empire of Dollar is crashing"

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Monday the "empire of the dollar is crashing", a day after his country and anti-U.S. ally Iran advocated action over the weakening US currency during an OPEC summit here in Riyadh.

"Naturally, by the crash of the dollar, America's empire will crash," Chavez said.
However, the final statement of the oil cartel's Nov. 17-18 summit did not include any reference to the falling dollar, in an apparent victory for U.S.-allied moderates led by Saudi Arabia.

Saudi eyeing first revaluation in 21 years

Saudi Arabia may be reluctantly considering its first riyal revaluation since 1986 to address concern among Gulf Arab neighbours about the region's peg to the tumbling dollar.
Saudi Arabia might have started a study to change the riyal's exchange rate but it probably does not want to officially announce these studies to avoid creating concern in markets until a final decision is made.
At present, the exchange rate is 3.75SR/US$.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Desert Hunk #10: Mark Lester Justiniano

Mark Lester Justiniano had no qualms in joining male beauty pageants like the Search for Ginoong Pilipinas Riyadh because he knew he has the best smile and the flawless skin a man can be proud of.

Although he failed to get the major title, he received most of the awards including Most Photogenic, Best in Formal Wear and Casual Wear.

Monday, November 19, 2007


The most obvious place the issue of top and bottom surfaces is in the bedroom. Depending on how slutty you are, it could come up within hours or even minutes of meeting someone.

It's naturally frustrating when there is a lack of position compatibility. There are the classic notions of two bottoms knitting or two frustrated and horny tops aggressively trying to persuade each other to give in. In general, if there's one person who leans, he can be convinced to switch teams for a night or a lifetime. If both parties are stubborn, platonic sleepovers and unreturned phone calls ensue. In the bedroom, the toughest issue for both the top and the bottom is merely compatibility.

I have always thought of the bottom as the one with the most power in bed. After all, he controls access, and if you can't get in, nothing is going to happen. Tops seem easier to convince that sex is in the cards. A simple blowjob is often all it takes to get a top's ball rolling. That can work on a bottom, too, but I don't think it's nearly as effective. Then again, if you need to work that hard to convince someone who's already in your bed to have sex with you, your relationship probably has more problems than just deciding who's going to bottom for the evening.

Top and bottom shows up just as readily outside the bedroom as it does inside. It can take the form of control of the relationship in an emotional sense. Since there is often an economic divide between partners, a financial inequality can lead to top and bottom roles in the relationship. Ultimately what decides top and bottom are the interested parties themselves. Money, sex and emotions can help shape the course of a relationship, but the two people in the relationship tend to fall into the roles they are best suited for and most interested in.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


if your father is a poor man, it is your fate but, if
your father-in-law is a poor man, it's your stupidity.
I was born intelligent - education ruined me.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is
where train stops. On my desk, I have a work
station.... what more can I say..........
Practice makes perfect..... But nobody's
perfect......... so why practice?
If it's true that we are here to help others, then,
what exactly are the others here for?
Since light travels faster than sound, people appear
bright until you hear them speak.
How come "abbreviated" is such a long word ?
Money is not everything. There's Mastercard & Visa.
Save water. Shower with your girl/boy friend.
Love thy neighbour. But don't get caught.
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. And
behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.
Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not
the only thing in life.
The wise never marry. and when they marry they become otherwise.
Success is a relative term. It brings so many
Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put
off today.
Love is photogenic It needs darkness to develop
Children in backseats cause accidents. Accidents in
backseats cause children
"Your future depends on your dreams" So go to sleep
There should be a better way to start a day than
waking up every morning
"Hard work never killed anybody" But why take the risk !
"Work fascinates me" I can look at it for hours !
God made relatives; Thank God we can choose our
When two's company, three's the result !
A dress is like a barbed fence It protects the
premises without restricting the view
The more you learn, the more you know, The more you
know, the more you forget The more you forget, the
less you know So.. why learn.

Spending spree lands Saudi prince in court

The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz, has been ordered by a UK court to reimburse a personal assistant to the tune of $6.3 million for items bought on his behalf.

The court produced a 13-page list of items bought by Walid El Hage between 2004-2005 while working as an assistant to Bin Nawaf, who was ambassador to Italy at the time. El Hage claims to have picked up bills from the prince’s trips to Rome, Vienna, Casablana and Paris, paying for hotels, cars and security guards.

The list also includes a Beretta pistol, plus a range of other weapons, a thermal night vision kit for a Hummer, ivory tusks, two karaoke machines and dozens of designer watches. A fleet of Yamaha Grizzly and Big Bear quad bikes was also listed, along with a fashion must-have Birkin bag, off-road rally car and Persian rugs.

According to the Guardian newspaper the prince was ordered to repay the money last month after he ignored court proceedings. However he has since issued a statement saying “we are currently in negotiations and we expect the matter to be settled amicably very shortly.”

Saudi considers revaluation

Saudi Arabia could consider revaluing the riyal with other Gulf oil producers, but has no plans to drop its peg to the sliding dollar to track a currency basket, a source familiar with Saudi currency policy said.

Any revaluation by the world's biggest oil exporter would be "very small" and designed to keep plans for Gulf monetary union alive.

The Saudi government could consider revaluing the currency, the source said. Until now, the kingdom has never said it would review the riyal's exchange rate, which the central bank has kept stable at 3.75 to the dollar since June 1986.

Saudi pledges $300mn to climate change research

Top world oil exporter Saudi Arabia will give $300 million for research into helping the environment by lowering emissions, its head of state King Abdullah said on Saturday.

The idea of funding research into ways to curb emissions while allowing the continued use of fossil fuels has been floated in forums ahead of the summit.