no, it’s not about my penis, i’m quite well endowed thank you.
Now, for those who are still reading, just bear with this though process.
the cell, forms a part of tissue, which forms part of an organ, which makes up the human body (all you life science geeks, the last time i picked up a bio book was grade 10! so i know i’m wrong, but u get the general idea)
now, the human body, forms a part of a community, which forms a part of a town, which forms a part of a city, which then forms a part of a province/state which then forms a part of a country, which forms part of a continent, which forms part of a planet (earth).
A planet, forms part of a solar system, which forms part of a galaxy, which forms part of a universe.
BEFORE i move further, i’d like to give you a little idea of the distances involved (yes, lot’s of numbers!):
The average width (let’s say males pant sizes are 36 inches) of a person is: 0. kilometers (36 inches)
The distance from Toronto to Montreal is: 504.43 km
(for all you UAEians, Abu Dhabi to Dubai: 160 km)
The Distance from Toronto to London is: 5708 km (This distance is ONLY 1/8th of the world’s circumference)
The length of the equator is: 40075.0 km
The distance from the earth to the sun is: 146 million km
The distance from the sun to the center of our galaxy is: 2.4685442 × 10^14 km (that becomes 246,854,420,000,000 km, which is roughly 246 trillion km).
Our galaxy is about 9.4605284 × 10^17 km in diameter. (100,000 light years, and let’s just 946 hundred trillion km)
The distance of the milky way (our galaxy) to the next closest galaxy is: 8.325265 × 10^17 km (88,000 light years, and 832 hundred trillion km)
in other words, frikkin HUGE distances.
The universe, is never ending and is always expanding. (I’m sure some of you’ve heard this before).
but why? it’s expanding from our point of view, only BECAUSE light from a distance that great just hasn’t reached us yet. Hence, the universe is deemed infinite, and there is no way to prove otherwise until the light stops-a-comin’, but let’s just consider that there is a border which our universe does not cross.
Taking into consideration this whole thought process, what if our universe was just a cell (that forms part of a tissue, yada yada yada) ?
and so, we’re just so tiny. (i hope we’re not in a dog’s anus).
on a side note, the study room at woodsworth has a frikkin AMAZING view. (taken from cellphone, so the quailty won’t be mind blowing)
Posted by Shehzad at 09:13 PM.
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they mocked him..
as he set off for new beginnings..
as he showed them that he was substance..
as he walked into the sun..smiling..
as he made a resolve to show them all..
they mocked him..
as he jumped the hurdles of life..
as he crawled beneath the holes of life..
as he met her..
as he started to find the joy in life..
they mocked him..
as he stood there taking his vows..
as he promised every day of his life to her..
as he came home and heard the silence..
as he realised..
they mocked him..
as he spiralled out of control..
as he walked out of line..
as he banged his head over and over again..
as he put the gun back..
they mocked him..
as he lay there on the ground..
as he wondered why..
as he put it to his head..
Posted by Shehzad at 05:27 PM.
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as the soothing reflection of the blue from the sky lifts off the ocean, it is met by the beige of the smoothened out dunes that hover above it…
i haven’t slept all night after having landed in abu dhabi, this is primarily because of a severe jet lag that i fear i am about to face for the next few days followed by utter exhaustion, also due to the fact that a couple of friends were out joyriding, and well that in itself is another story to tell another day for it includes much destruction and youthful vibrant and very dangerous fun (let’s just say the car we were in is not in a very stable condition right now).
i was awake at the brink of dawn, realizing that my attempts to fade into a phase of rest were nothing but pointless, i decided to wake up and relive what used to be my constant sorroundings up until 4 months ago, when i moved back to toronto.
i remember always having just enough sparetime at least once a day to wander out on to my balcony and enjoy the breathtaking view, i guess this is one of the many luxuries my dad has been able to bestow upon us, there are few living in abu dhabi who share the same.
living in a very commercialised society for the past 4 months has really taught me to appreciate what i lived in earlier, i can’t remember one time where i saw such natural beauty occur, these posted pictures are those of the view from my balcony, granted the serene-ness of it is ruined by the presence of major structures, these have only popped up in the last few years.
I have a bone to pick with how every developed society demands an extreme level of commercialism, (though it may not be apparent from the pictures abu dhabi is fast picking up on this). it is quite a capitalist oriented society that the world is gearing towards, where is the appreciation for pure art gone? the appreciation for culture? wealth defines power and demands respect. the days of the art are fast fading away and there will eventually be a loss of identity.
the first thing i saw when i landed in abu dhabi was a huge christmas tree towering above everything else in the duty free. since when does any middle eastern country celebrate christmas?! eid is around the corner too, where are all the islamic paintings gone? the sufi poet was, once upon a time, held in high respect for his utterances could be compared to that of divine poetry.
i am quite dissapointed in the city for having lost a vast amount of their culture in search for bigger returns (monetary). I guess the days of pure art are lost somewhere in history books and may not ever be reached, it has been trampled over by rampant commercialism and a capitalist society.
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well, exams finished a few days ago, salman’s getting engaged in a few days.. i can’t wait! it seems that, once school ended, a balancing effect is starting to take place. i’ve quite enjoyed the feeling of not having much to worry about. my biggest worries now include what i will have for breakfast, where i have to take mom to not have her die of boredom at home and what i need to buy for my vacation back home (and salman’s engagement...WOOOHOO!).
in two days, salman’s gonna get engaged, the loser, he’s gonna involve himself in sara’s life, and his own. little does he know i plan to bug him even more, mwahahah...im actually feeling euphoric right now, for some reason, it seems like the nights have become brighter and the days blinding with beauty.
What’s more surprising is that it’s december 22nd, 2 days before christmas eve, and it’s 8 degrees in toronto, with no snow anywhere and only a little bit of rain (well, it started raining cats and dogs today but otherwise it was frikkin’ awesome!)
loop tee doo tee doo..well rushda loved the box, she can’t stop mentioning how she thinks she’s the luckiest girl in the world :D..she doesn’t know yet that she’s made me the luckiest guy in the world...it’s funny, but i love how certain people click. she’s really not my type at all (or so i would have thought), british accented, doesn’t drink/like to party, is very attached to religion. but holy crap its funny how crazy i am about her, i love how certain people just bond togethor, and honestly speaking, there’s honestly no one else i see myself happier with, it’s really surprising, and it’s been a whole year and two days..out of which i cannot thank her enough for being so understanding of the whole long distance thing, it was hard, there’d be days where i’d wake up praying that she’d be there just like before, but then i’d realise it’s frikkin cold, i’m lying on the ground a few rolls over from my mattress and i’ve got this weird pinning sound in my head. then i’d realise that it’s rushda, who (painstakingly) has been trying to wake me up for about 2-3 hours. she’s awesome, and i feel like a million bucks everytime i think of her and how we are.
i’ve got to go..i donno who reads this, but whoever does..hang in there..lol..
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i should be studying for my chemistry final, but those molecular models are just so tempting. *droool*
oh btw, those who were asking how good the quality of the camera in my new phone is. well that’s it. (and the day pictures are even better!)
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I say, it will be done. I never define the means on which “it will be done”. It’s important to realise, that every job has a variety of means that have to be employed for it to be successful. Each, with it’s own unique characteristics and each with their own purpose. Every step of the way has to be paved carefully, placed with such precision that the molecular arrangements agree with the era of time.
The very definition of the word ‘procrastination’ is to delay an action to a later time. In the whole scheme of things, it is to delay the one job that contributes to the main objective. Thus delaying all following jobs. This then, inevitably, creates a greater stress as time moves forward.
I then ask, why does one move to ‘procrastinate’ ? It’s because, i feel, that the means required to complete the job seem to be mundane and unrequired (obviously not). At the time, it seems that they are so insignificant that they could be completed later without hurting the timeline.
Lesson learned: The means required to employ a job that contributes to the greater objective require time and effort. (am i stating the obvious?)
Let me walk us through into greater detail. Time and Effort, two major variables in the equation. The greater the time remaining, the less the effort required. (and hence, the less time remaining, the greater the effort required). Of the two, there is only one factor controllable by human initiatives (at the time of writing). Effort.
In all of this, the only defining factor that we ourselves can influence is effort. The rest runs its own course, unaltered by human interaction. It is usually the case, that we fail to correctly judge the effort required in the time remaining, and as each step passes, the time decreases (as it always will). Which in turn (being inversely proportional) then increases the effort required.
Hence, I stress, the importance of planning ahead, of decreasing the effort required by increasing the time remaining. Break it down, break everything down, organise everything. Assume nothing, and initiate everything.
I look forward to being able to implement what i say in my own life. For as of yet, i’ve been on the shorter end of the stick.
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