A Cynical Optimist

Already am, always was and I still have time to be.

Journal: Well, this is awkward.

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Going to start a new category, which will be all about University. I am pretty sure they’re all going to be rants anyway, but I will try my absolute best to dig deep and see the beauty in this experience. I know some of you get really amused by my misery, so this is for your entertainment. Some of it, at least.

Since I only took one subject this semester (English), I am very content with what’s going on here. Still, not telling The Father about this, last thing I need is him belittling my grades.

Since I only took one subject last semester (English), I am very content with what’s going on here.

My first COL-111 class this semester (which is basically Mathematics) wasn’t what I would call a …err successful first impression?

The teacher asked us to introduce ourselves and this is how it went:

Teach: What’s your name?
Me: Sara Ahmed.
Teach: which semester is this?
Me: The first, I took English last..
Me: Umm..okay…but I..
Me: I’m not shy, I’m trying to tell you I..took the ACTUAL Intensive English Writing course, not the Levels ( English for people who don’t know shit), so you don’t have to emphisize words.

Even though studied English before,  apparently that doesn’t count as a bloody semester.

After the incident with Miss Condescending, another chick was asked for her name, and this is her answer:

My name is bla, I am bla years old, I like studying mathematics because it is logic and even if I don’t major in bla, I just love love love it. I think that it is life, and if we don’t have numbers, we can’t know our weight and life is numbers and that’s it.”

That’s it.

T h a t ’ s  i t.

Why all the bla-ness? Your name, only your name. I don’t even…

That’s when I came up with a theory.

“There is always that one kid in class that’s going to make a whole movie out of a tiny questions; just like there will always be that one kid, that looks like he/she doesn’t understand what is being said”

Might add shit to that theory later.

Anyway, things are quite alright so far. I will try updates as much as I can. Make sure you check out my recommendations blog, since I won’t be posting music/films and whatnot here.


Written by Sara Ahmed.

February 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

Posted in college, Journal

Random thoughts: Screw cars, I want to own and ride a camel.

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I don’t know if people who make that assumption are serious or not (guess one can never really know), but right now I really want a camel and I also want to learn how to ride it. When people ask me, I would gladly say ‘Yes and his name is Inyofacefoo’.


Grr. Educate yourselves! Read! Watch news, whatever. Just educate yourselves before blurting out such retarded statements that most-of-everyone on youtube/blogs/the world would make fun off.

PS: Pimp my Camel is a very popular show in the Gulf.

Now playing: 30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War
via FoxyTunes

Written by Sara Ahmed.

January 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Link/music: The Automachine

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Also, I am a sucker for virtually played music.

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January 4, 2011 at 8:31 am

Posted in Link, Music

Comic/Politics: Uh-huh.

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January 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

Posted in Comic, Politics

Illustration/Journal: Robot.

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Let me start with a big thank you to Miss Yasmine for the Wacom (Bamboo Fun) Tablet recommendation, probably the sexiest gadget I own (after the iPad and Galaxy S)

Honest Robot

Honest Robot

This is officially the first REAL illustration. (Others included Muneeb and Reema’s Birthday e-cards). Software used is Corel Painter Essential’s 4, the crayon tool was used to outline the robot and the water coloring tool to…well water color the darn thing smart-ass. I do realize it is sloppy, still in the processes of learning. I need drawing classes too.

Now playing: MGMT – Time to Pretend
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Written by Sara Ahmed.

January 1, 2011 at 6:29 am

Comic: (un)happy new year.

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I wanted to make a new year’s post to express how I really felt about this ridiculously overrated event/celebration? Didn’t really find the right words to express how I honestly felt, till I saw this. Arigato Mister Watterson, this is pretty much how every new-year feels to me.

Not to mention the idiotic jokes that are cracked a couple of hours before New Year’s eve.

I would marry grown-up Calvin.


Written by Sara Ahmed.

January 1, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Stand-up comedy/music: Axis of awesome.

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If you don’t think this is ultimate genius-ness, then we seriously have a problem. Gettaaawtofhere!

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December 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Posted in Standup Comedy