arno-1.jpg I just received a fab email from a friend asking my opinion on this post that she stumbled across on CraigsList. Now, be sure to scroll down and read the initial post dated Oct 4.

Basically it’s a young woman ranting about how she wants to marry a wealthy man and wants to know the does and don’ts of how to do so (if there was such a guide line I think she woulda had a better chance asking ppl from this area of the world rather than NYC :P). She goes on to even state how much she wants to meet someone that makes a minimum of half a mill annually !(seriously ? is that the common criteria now for “what I’d like in a suitable life partner ?” what happened to “knight in shining Armor ?”) Oh, and she continues to state that half a million is being fair as that’s what’s regarded to be middle class in NY standards (rather than making her own money and having a life and a sense of responsibility). She doesn’t stop there.. no no.. she goes on to rave about her indescribable beauty and how “Plain Jane’s” have better luck than her in this arena, oh lets just call it shopping shall we !!
Wait ! wait ! The best part is the responses she got from suitable, rich, young and single men. But you have to read them on your own to get the laughs ;)

Now, although this has improved majorly during the past few decades.. yet this is a typical case of what we have here in our dear home country.. and at times I feel sad for these ladies as one of the guys in the responses put it.. the “gene pool” is all messed up coz you got “gold digging mummies”.. teaching their “gold digging daughters” the tricks of the trade. And even men are guilty here of looking for a marriage of convenience! After all, it does take too to tango.

Hey everyone is looking for someone, right ? Even though they may deny it completely.. we all don’t want to end up grumpy, old and lonely one day. I understand when girls out there (and even you boys do this !) are out and about trying to find Mr/s right.. but when it’s solely for superficial materialistic reasons.. then what happened to compatibility and life long connection ? What happened to Love ? Huft !! I know, I know, I can’t help being a romantic :)

Beauty.. in the eyes of the beholder ?

hmmm or in the hands of your best nip and tuck surgeon ?

Either way.. Beauty fades, yes.. Moneys can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you everything else.. including some brains.. a little intellect and sanity too.. so invest in yourself mentally, spiritually and do stay pretty.. it always helps to be easy on the eyes !

P.S.

Have a Shirley Temple and enjoy the sweet cherries.. May your lives be as sweet as a cherry.. Don’t forget.. if you can make a knot with the cherry stem by only using your tongue. Then you’re a…

 

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April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2007

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“This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”

Mark Twain

girls-rule.jpg My brother emailed me this article (posted below) and I found the food part funny..

Something worth a look at.. and actually think about..

Now I’ll leave you to read it while I go back to my guitar…

Yes Guitar.. and yeah it’s probably another phase ! I’m sick… again… in bed… again… and I’m bored of TV and this screen.. a little music is entertaining.. I found it hard to place the piano on my lap as I’m too tired to sit up straight.. so I’m playing the guitar.. lets see how long this will last :P

Hypocrisy and the men of Kuwait

By Fouad Al-Obaid

“In a series of discussions with my peers (all Kuwaiti, all studying abroad), I was amazed to hear the various stories each one of them had to tell. Before sharing with you the stories, I would like to quickly refresh the reader about a concept I that I touched upon concerning my fellow peers about their notion of women. Kuwaiti guys – young adults as much as grown ups – all seem in search of two things: money and women. Always desiring more, maybe this comes from the idea that the grass is fine here but may be better over there. In contemporary Kuwait, dating remains unacceptable. Some may tolerate it, but few practice it completely openly. The dilemma is this: Guys want girls, just as much as girls want guys.

Whether society approves or not, people date. When the majority of the people in a society indulge in something, is it still plausible to consider it wrong or un-acceptable? Although open access to the opposite sex still remains difficult to find (less so than I originally thought) it usually starts with a casual Bluetooth flirt, followed by late night chats and then secret meetings here and there. To the average reader nothing seems to be too problematic. But dig deeper. If it is somewhat accepted that guys would want to develop relations with girls, this could not be said of girls wanting to have boyfriends, although logically without the latter, guys wouldn’t be able to have girlfriends.

What remains intriguing is this: Guys often take pride in the number of girls they are dating at the same time. They often like to brag about his exploits to his friends. Yet if you asked such a person if he would accept that his sister dated, if for instance she was dating this other guy-how would he feel? The answer is rather simple. At best he would try to find the guy that dated his sister and beat the hell out of him. Yet when you tell him that he risks exactly that, his response is: I never forced the girl and she simply wasn’t “raised” properly! What I want to point out is the notion that people are either lying to themselves or are simply foolish in believing that if every person seems to be having multiple “girlfriends” that ultimately, none would happen to be either sisters, cousins, aunts, or mothers!

Another friend brought up this notion. I asked him if he was ready to settle. Having reached the age of 28, it would be around time to get married, perhaps have children. The person in question was not against the idea. He realised that time was ticking and that he should start to look to settling down. Still didn’t seem ready. He loves the fact of being free (i.e. not in a permanent relationship).

Furthermore living abroad he enjoyed the idea of being able to be with many different girls. In fact he came up with this notion that university is nothing more than a restaurant. He then jokingly asked me, do you usually bring food with you when you go to a restaurant? One is to understand that food being girls, and the food he was mentioning is a wife!


For thoughts and comments fouad@kuwaittimes.net

P.s.

I’m still a RockStar !!

and boys.. this post isn’t directed to you.. or maybe it is.. who cares.. I’m a RockStar !!