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Job Interview Results

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Dear Wonderful Reader,

So my job interview didn’t go well at all. I didn’t plan accordingly so I was 20 minutes late. Like I said I tried the honesty approach but it didn’t go well at all. It seems like people want to hear “groomed” answers at job interviews.

I was a little depressed driving home cause I felt like my true self isn’t as impressive as my “groomed” (fake) self in job interviews. But then I realized… to hell with it.

Oh Above is what I wore to my job interview.

Day 11: My 10 (14) Pet Peeves

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  1. Nail Clippings: Anything nail clippings’ related. When people clip their nails/toes with clippers that don’t have catchers and the clipping go flying across the room in a mysterious area and shall never be found except months later when you’re picking up that chip that just fell off, on the floor… I’m exaggerating of course but yes nails clippings.
  2. When my dentist tries to carry a conversation with me while operating on me.
  3. When family members drive my car or sit in the passenger side and leave change in the cup compartment. I’m not opposed to leaving change in cars cause you never know when you’re going to need it but I prefer to leave in a little drawer on the far left of the steering wheel.
  4. When I worked really hard to organize (and categorize) an area and then people (my sister) borrow something and doesn’t put it back the proper way/where it belongs and just shoves it somewhere.
  5. People who never apologize, even when they acknowledge that they’re wrong. I’m not being difficult but if you did something that you know is wrong towards me then just apologize and let’s move on. How else would I know that you’re aware that what you did was wrong and (hopefully) won’t do it again. Also, those who don’t say thank you.
  6. When people lick their fingers in public after eating. Or when they lick all their 10 fingers instead of washing their hands…:(
  7. When people crack weird joints in public, like their neck or back… (I don’t find it gross or anything but it makes squeamish). Also, when people mess with belly buttons (makes me squeamish as hell).
  8. When people have a million icon/file on their computer’s desktop on random places and when their trash isn’t empty (computer recycle bin….why is it called “recycle” bin..?!)
  9. When colleagues talk about how they went #2, or going to, or almost did (for people who are from outside The States, that means when people defecate). NO ONE needs to know this about you or is dying to find out.
  10. Again about work/school, when colleagues or classmates bring lunch or food that makes the entire room stink.
  11. Super over the top baby talk; the talk that breaks out when people are talking to babies, animals, or their significant other… Maybe I’m just a hater cause I’m not comfortable doing that but I find that annoying.
  12. When people say “like” 79579497663838757959 times in a sentence.
  13. When people on social media, especially the beauty community say dumb comments about make up/clothes like and are not exclusive to: “This is life”, “I’m living for this”, “This (insert materialist item) changed my life” *rolls eyes.
  14. Last but not least, Its hard to explain but when girls are eating and after they’re done eating they put their tongue behind their upper lip then out and it produces a sound similar to a lip smack. Does that make sense….

Day 9: Ten People that Have Influenced me

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  1. Jesus Christ: I can’t really say enough or say anything.
  2. St. Paul: One of the greatest minds in history.
  3. St. Peter: I relate to Peter and I love his transformation pre and post resurrection. I love how this transformation is right in the Bible for all of us to see. It shows that people of great faith were just like us in the beginning.
  4. Chris McCandless: This guy abandons society, give his entire savings account to charity, and camps out in Alaska. To learn more, please watch Into the Wild. I can’t begin to describe how inspired I am by this guy. His courage to follow his heart and pursue what he feels is right, despite how people thought he was crazy/stupid , is my biggest motivation.
  5. My mother: I have never seen anybody love me like she does.
  6. My father: The best father in the world!
  7. My sister Mariam: inspires to LIVE more by her ambition and thirst for life.
  8. My brother Peter: inspires to have fun and take it easy.
  9. My grandmother: One of the kindest people I have ever met, whose death still haunts me and I wish I had spend more time with her.
  10. My uncle Emad: One of the kindest people I have ever met, whose death still haunts me and I wish I had spend more time with him.
  11. My uncle Hany: One of the kindest people I have ever met, whose death still haunts me and I wish I had spend more time with him.p168385_p_v8_aa

Blog Challenge 3: My Relationship with my Parents

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I have a good relationship with my parents. I couldn’t thank them enough for their support and love. I am very close with my mom and could almost talk to her about anything. My dad, whom I also very close with as well, is strict when It comes dating so I don’t share this with him. I love my parents even though we don’t always see eye to eye.

As much as I love my parents though, It scares to think that I’m just going to be just like them. They’re good people but I am very aware of their flaws and shortcomings. I don’t think it’s fair to think that, but I can’t help but think that so many people share my feelings to some extent. Some are the opposite and they want to be just like their parents. This all reminds me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

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Blog Challenge, Day 2: My 3 Biggest Fears

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Dear Wonderful Reader,

As much as I want to make this blog a happy place, I want to connect with you by opening myself and sharing things that I find myself very uncomfortable to admit pondering about or materialize in writing or conversation. Its easy to talk about external things, but extremely difficult to be open and vulnerable. Though, I believe that with great risks, comes great results. I find writing very therapeutic and a great way to unknot our thoughts and emotions buried deep inside.

Based on the views, I know that I have a lot of silent readers (I am a silent reader to many blogs too) but I would love to hear from you on this. Yes, I’m talking to you! What are you biggest fears?

. Death

Not my own death but others’. I don’t know when exactly did this became a fear of mine, but I believe that this is an innate fear in everyone even those who claim that they could make sense of it. God is truly my only solace and confidant when it comes to this fear. This train of thought could make me feel panicky and disturb my peace easily but one thing I know is that God will never give more than I can handle and that He’ll always be there.

. Losing Love

I think love is the greatest pleasure on Earth and I spent many years suffering it’s absence. I think love is THE source for support and hope. We all know how losing (romantic) love can be tragic and could make one feel like there is nothing left to live for (Emo Alert). I have a lot of emotions to express but I can’t seem to find the words. It’s like there is an iceberg within my emotions and thoughts. The pressure is definitely building and soon they will burst into words……. But, yes the aforementioned is one of my greatest fears.

. Becoming contaminated by this world: losing sight of what truly matters.

“True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties and to keep the world from contaminating us.” (James 1: 27)

This is my prayer: that your love might become even more and more rich with knowledge and all kinds of insight. I pray this so that you will be able to decide what really matters and so you will be sincere and blameless on the day of Christ. I pray that you will then be filled with the fruit of righteousness, which comes from Jesus Christ, in order to give glory and praise to God.” (Philippians 1: 9-11)

The first scripture touches me deeply because being contaminated by this world and it’s standards is one of my fears. I always want to keep my mind on higher things and go against the current if need be, but quiet frankly this is easier said than done due to peer pressure, wanting approval and praise from others, instant gratification, satisfying my flesh, etc…

I love the second scripture and It has a special place in my heart. It’s truly the perfect prayer to pray for anyone (thanks Paul!). I love how Paul wishes that our love would “grow rich with knowledge… and insights” because it shows the intensity and complexity of love. In a way, It also explains that there is a correlation between love and wisdom. For example, you could be doing something good for someone that you love and It could look like a completely different thing to them or to onlookers. More over, it depicts love as a journey and the more we walk deeper in love, the more enjoyable and meaningful it becomes.

“….that you will be able to decide what really matters”. I LOVE this piece of scripture so much. I wish that God would give me this kind of wisdom. This links to James 1:27,  because If we are able to discern between what really matters and what doesn’t then we won’t be contaminated by this world.

(Let’s just say, I’d hate to wake up and find myself like a character in a reality show)

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Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky P. II

Dear Wonderful Reader,

Here is Part 2 of Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky’s art. He was born on July 29, 1817 in Feodosia. He was a Romantic Russian painter from an Armenian descent. He lived in a poor household and gained fame at the of 25. Aivazovsky was unaffected by his new found fame and wealth, he lived a humble life by the (Black) sea  which he was fascinated with as evident in his paintings.

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