Friday, October 29, 2010

last 100 meters of the "PINK" Project...

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Here it is... it's approaching to its end, because it's the end of the October month, but sure the cause doesn't end here!!:-) I really liked this initiative and I think it's GREAT!:-)


Mokhtar CHAHINE & Hala DAKHIL;

Rayan ASALI;
Wael, Hana & Tia FAKHOURI;
Youssof MAL.

N.B.! There are more people involved, just I don't know their names in order to write here, neither couldn't guess them somehow!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Message in the bottle... for the future YOU!:-)

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This is a web-site that allows you to send messages to yourself in the future!:-) You write now the message, you can say what are you passing now through... everything you desire to say to yourself in the future! And select the date, it'll be delivered!:-)

You can also make it public, but anonymous - so others will see the message, but not your identity; or private!

Good luck! Give yourself a look at the one you are now... the future!:-)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

["Look me in the eyes … I said the eyes."]

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A one-handed model who posed in a bra for a charity ad campaign has become a European sensation.
The 35-year-old graphic designer has been swamped with requests for interviews from around Europe after appearing in a print ad for CAP48, a nonprofit organization that highlights disability issues in France and Belgium, Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper reported. Tanja Kiewitz, who was born with her left arm ending just below her elbow, is featured wearing a low-cut black bra, with a tagline that translates from French as: “Look me in the eyes … I said the eyes.”
“They see that I am above all a woman and can be beautiful and sexy, and that disability is secondary,” Kiewitz said. “I wanted people to confront the ambiguity of beauty and disability."
It seems the campaign has had the desired effect, capturing the attention of people around the continent.
“There’s been a huge reaction,” Kiewitz told the GlobalPost. “I’ve been besieged on Facebook. Mostly the reactions have been great, really positive feedback.
"I’ve got journalists from around the world calling,” she added. "It’s been a bit crazy.”
In addition to bringing recognition to the disability campaign, the ad has also made an impact on the charity’s coffers. CAP48 has raised more than 4 million euros — the equivalent of more than $5.5 million — from an annual telethon, 10 percent more than the previous year, the U.K. Daily News reported.

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P.S.: She's an example to follow, to admire and to be inspired from!  
If you want to see her works as a graphic designer: FLICKR 


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

more "PINK":-)

[Have a look, it's such a great message in this short video!:-)]

You need to shake off those bad moods when they arrive. Keep shaking it off no matter how much people try to dump on you. Before you know it, you'll find victory from your bad mood. Watch this funny, but interesting video!:-)

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears."
- Khalil Gibran "The Prophet"



Saturday, October 16, 2010

‎"... it's not about your scars, it's all about your heart."

 [Click on the link to listen and keep reading, maybe it'll be more pleasant to read]

More than one month ago, I've written a post about letting go and I knew I didn't say it all, maybe I wasn't just finding proper words to express rightly and just the way I was thinking about it. So, I've found it! Paulo Coelho wrote about "Closing cycles", and it touches so many areas. It's so relevant, so I wanted to share his wise thoughts that he collected many years:

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. 
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters - whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end?! Did you leave the house of your parents? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.
You can tell yourself you won't take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister. Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.
Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.
That is why it is so important [however painful it may be!!] to destroy souvenirs; move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.
Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the visible wold, of what is going on in our hearts and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.
Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: this is only poisoning you, nothing else.
Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the "ideal moment".

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

P.S.: "Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are now." - Paulo Coelho


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Project PINK!! Like it!!:-)

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"It starts with one step...
...first step is the hardest of all."
- Mokhtar Chahine

As October is breast cancer awareness month, Mokhtar Chahine, Hala Dakhil and Inas Hammoud did all their best in initiating the "Project PINK". It's aimed to have a social impact and a supporting nature to all those "women and men who have been there, whether to fight it, cure it, or just support it", also to help raise awareness in combating with "this leading cause of cancer death". And, in my opinion, it's an excellent start!!:-)

Here are some of the photos from this project:

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P.S.: It's a great way to say that you care!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010


"Loneliness" by Alexandre Buisee, July 2008
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Loneliness... it can kill you, or revive you! It depends on how you approach to it.

It can be a killer... when you feel miserable that you are lonely, when you constantly compare yourself to others, when you don't allow yourself to dream and say that "the best way to avoid a broken spirit is simply to stop allowing yourself to make steps"... when you jail yourself in a "painful cage"or in an invented "comfort zone".

On the other hand, loneliness can be a revival experience. It can help you discover yourself, the one who you really are and what are the real wishes and dreams you would like to fulfill. Sometimes, people live on autopilot regime and they forget to ask what do they really want. Loneliness can be a great "diamond polishing" time. It can be hard, as many "crappy" and "alluring" thoughts may jump in your head, but it's essential to define the real YOU and to separate the valuable in you from the stinking desert.

It may not be easy! And it hurts! "Taking the veil off" times seem to come! But it worths! Many valuable people passed through this... and they have changed the history...