Thursday, 26 April 2007

Rules of life

I got this in an email, thought I would share :)

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and
will not learn in school. He talks about how feel good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Love him or hate him, he sure hit the nail on the head with this.

Rule 1

Life is not fair - get used to it

Rule 2

The world won't care about your self esteem. The world will
expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself

Rule 3

You will not make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You
won't be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both

Rule 4

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss

Rule 5

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents
had a different word for burger flipping-they called it opportunity

Rule 6

If you mess up, it's not your parents fault, so don't whine
about your mistakes, learn from them

Rule 7

Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and
listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you
save the rain forest from the parasites your parent's generation
created, try delousing the closet in your own room

Rule 8

Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll
give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This does
not bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life

Rule 9

Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off
and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do
that on your own time

Rule 10

Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have
to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs

Rule 11

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one

Till next time in Waseem World

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Hey look its Shah Rukh Khan ... nah its just Waseem

Apparently I look like Shah Rukh Khan, maybe in some parallel universe where he has some sort of disfigurement accident and failed reconstructive surgery.

Till next time in Waseem world

Friday, 20 April 2007

I think I heard a shot ...

Insensitive? yes, but funny? i think so.
Apparently the guy sent videos and images to a news studio, so that he could become famous. He killed so many people for the infamy. I wonder what this incident will be blamed on? Gun laws, Gaming, violent movies, internet, parents. Take your pick. My guess is he is just a psychopath

Till next time in Waseem world

Monday, 16 April 2007

Falling is easy...

My birthday is normally disappointing and uneventful, but not this year, this year would be different. My cousin Hamza and I decided we would go bungee jumping on the weekend before my birthday and nothing was going to stop us.

So this Saturday, my brother Shiraz, my sister Shaista, cousins Yuraaz and Hamza and I set off for the mysterious Oribi Gorge. We had vague directions, basically 12kms from Port Shepstone, and despite several opportunities to get lost we managed to get there eventually.

We had to pay an entrance fee to get into the trails where the swing is situated so we ventured into a curios shop which had a TV showing previous jumpers. This was enough to scare the crap out of Yuraaz and my brother and sister. So we drove to the jump site with them trying to scare Hamza and I, Hamza started to look nervous.

We arrived at the jump site, and go to reception and sign our indemnity forms which looked like we were playing fruit & veg. They gave us harnesses and we watched as one guy plummeted the 100m into the gorge. They led me to rickety metal ladder and by this time I felt a mixture of fear, excitement and anticipation.

Standing in front of the edge of the cliff, the seconds counting down, instinct drives you and adrenaline courses through your veins. I jumped out of pure instinct and watched as the ground rushed towards me. I was tugged away at what seemed like the last minute and swung into the trees. The most exhilirating 3 seconds of my life came to a standstill and the only thought that went through my mind was I have to do this again.

Til next time in Waseem world

Friday, 13 April 2007

Top 5 cheesiest movie lines

Inspired By MJs list of Disney animated villians, Ive decided to come out with my own list of the top 5 cheesiest movie lines I've ever had the misfortune to cringe at.

5. 'You had me at hello' - Jerry Maguire. Yet Renee Zellweger still insists on Tom Cruise embarassing himself.

4. 'I've always been standing in your doorway' - Spiderman 2. Ya, I'm sure he believes that since you ran away from your wedding to another man and also dated his best friend.

3. 'Im the king of the world' - Titanic. Something about this line just makes me want to boot Leonardo Dicaprio over the rails.

2. 'Ditto' - Ghost. Patrick Swayze pours his heart out to Demi Moore and all she can come up with is Ditto.

1. 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.' - Notting Hill. Need I say more, you can grate the cheese of Julia Roberts head.

Till next time in Waseem World

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Question of caste

Boredom led me to IRC on Sunday afternoon, after a long absence due to the fact that IRC is boring.

The topic of discussion was Surti girls and guys are the best looking. Excusing the vapidness of the topic, I really dont understand why people still care about this Surti, Memon, Urdu thing. We don't live in India anymore and in the end of the day we are all Muslims. I accept the cultures and languages are different but do we really need more reasons for us not to get along.

The point that really annoys me is that each 'caste' thinks they are better than the others and that inter-marrying is discouraged. One of my cousins whose been married twice, told us once we shouldnt get married to Memons or Surtees or whatever else there is. I wish I get married to one, just to prove a point, because far as I'm concerned this is just ignorance and discrimination.

I just hope this discrimination and ignorance will not be passed down to our future generations. We are all Muslims in the end of the day, why cant we just get along?

Till next time in Waseem world

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Tag I'm it

I've been included in this tag monster that seems to have enveloped the blogging world. So let me reciprocate (Edited to only 3 word answers):

1. Where is your cell phone? - In my pocket
2. Boyfriend/girlfriend? – in no rush
3. Hair? – short, prematurely graying
4. Your mother? – most important person
5. Your father? – Lazy and diabetic
6. Your favorite item(s)? – My music collection
7. Your dream last night? – Meeting some friends
8. Your favorite drink? – Powerade Jagged Ice
9. Your dream guy/girl? – Will bungee jump
10. The room you are in? – At the office
11. Your fear? – losing someone close
12. What do you want to be in 10 years? – Successful and happy
13. Who did you hang out with last night? - Hamza, Yuraaz, Shiraz
14. What are you not? – Shallow, stupid, overconfident
15. Are you in love? - Depends whats love
16. One of your wish list items? – an Audi RS4
17. What time is it? – 11:18 Saturday morning
18. The last thing you did? – Read Concerning MJ
19. What are you wearing? – Jeans, t-shirt, Dunhill
20. Your favorite book? – Hard to choose
21. The last thing you ate? - Couple Royal Creams
22. Your life? – seems sometimes pointless
23. Your mood? – irritated, sleepy, bemused
24. Your friends? – most in joburg
25. What are you thinking about right now? - concept of friendship
26. What are you doing at this moment? - Waiting for 13:00
27. Your summer? – had some good times
28. Your relationship status? - same as 2
29. What is on your TV screen? – Not at home
30. When is the last time you laughed? – at about 10:00

I tag Delon and whoever wishes to participate. Remember its 3 words no more no less.

Till next time in Waseem world