Saturday, November 29, 2008

Have you ever been a lover

Have you ever been a lover or been loved,what does love mean to you?
Trust me who has not !

I got this email from my classmate group:

What Love means to 4-8 year old children . . . A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined:

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.' Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss' Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.' Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image) Karen - age 7

this one 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.' Jessica - age 8

And the final one The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry"

To me as faith can move mountains, love can rock soul!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Who Invented the Lipstick?

History is always a fascinating subject to me, especially when I have questions like:

Who invented the Lipstick?

"Lipstick is known to have been used around 5000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, when semi-precious jewels were crushed and applied to the lips and occasionally around the eyes. Women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied lipstick to their lips for face decoration.[1] Ancient Egyptians extracted purplish-red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, which resulted in serious illness. Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, which gave a deep red pigment, and ants for a base. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a substance found in fish scales called pearlescence.[2]

During the Islamic Golden Age the notable Arab Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed stocks rolled and pressed in special molds, and he described them in his Al-Tasrif.[3] Lipstick started to gain popularity in England the 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who made piercing red lips and bright white faces a fashion statement. By that time, lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants................................................." (reference:Wikipedia)

The article goes on, thanks to Wikipedia encyclopedia.

Two important points worth to be noted:

1.Indus Valley Civilization (make me proud)

2.Islamic Golden Age (make me proud)

By the way,I searched this history about lipstick because I saw this article:

"The Hottest Lipstick Colour Is"............surprisingly!

On a personal note,I like almost all lipstick colours as long as it is non-sticking!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am tall and thin

Today I went to this office to deliver a document and in the corridor I asked the first person I saw,"Excuse me do you know which room is Ms. TMZ's office"
She replied "I am her!"
"O'sorry, sorry ....good to see you"I said ,she added"in years I knew you by voice over the phone,I always thought you were some very tall and very thin guy, like 6 plus feet"then she smiled.
"I am sorry,I am not that person"I said with a smile too (you know business etiquette).

Anyway,the earlier unknown is known now, but I have this question :
Can we guess people's physique,race,colour by talking over the phone?
I have been more wrong then right many times,do you have any such experiences too!
From now onwards,I will not assume anything.
I will just ask: "let me guess, you must be very pretty"

Saturday, November 8, 2008

140 millions runners wanted

The other day,I was talking to my friend about Pakistan as I seldom does, due to the hopeless state of affairs in my country.............sorry I know that hurts!

I asked her that whenever I talk to any person or watch a tv/radio programme,always (or to be fair almost always) good people are talking good talk that make sense but the question is this:

why nothing good happens in my country?

All politicians,merchants,soldiers,civilians,intellectuals,journalist,lawyers,civil society, ngo's, bloggers,policemen,officers,clerks,clergymen,teachers,physicians,engineers,actors,singers,
players,writers,bankers,barbers,tailors,laborers,IT technicians,black smith,lock smith,gold smith,men,women and children:

ALL crave for good and only good in their talk but where is this so talked about good?

she replied"because we are hypocrits,none of us want to walk the good talk"

I am looking from a different time zone and I found this is so true. I guess our sufferings are going to stay here for the time being until we start walking the talk !

Lets pray that some day we may have 140 millions runners in the good talk marathon!