Family Trees~

I tried mapping out my family tree the other day, didn’t really end up where I wanted. It’s not that it’s a complicated tree, well to an extent it is, but rather because of my lack of information. I probably know more about camera lenses than I do about my family. I definitely will need help getting this done, but in the process I’ll look pretty retarded infront of my family. I tried looking online for some help, but not dice. That being said, I did stumble across some family trees that are just wow. 

Shouldn’t come as a surprise then that Charles II of Spain was very, very, handicapped. 

Through my search I also stumbled across an Iranian with my first and last name, that just blew my mind. Maybe he’s the damned bastard that took the gmail username I’ve always wanted.

Anyfoo, did anyone catch the pilot episode of Mr.Sunshine? It’s gotten a good rating, but meh, I couldn’t get into it. So now 3/6 of the main cast of Friends have their own sitcoms. I wish it was Frasier’s cast instead. 

Moving on, there’s a few things I’ve wanted to share.

1-My new goal to purchase after getting a good job.You can’t say it’s not effin beautiful. 

2-F.lux, make your life better. I used this program at first with a lot of skepticism. After a week or so though, you really notice a difference. My eyes feel rested when staring at the screen at night, thus resulting in much faster sleeping. Then again, it could just be a placebo effect. Sidenote: If you do use it, make sure to check the option to have it transition over an hour, that way it won’t mess with your head.

3-Droplr is what you’ll want if you like sharing files a lot. Simple drag & drop, and instant ability to tweet the item or copy to your clipboard, it’s pretty neat, kinda like DropBox but more simplistic. It’s a mac app only.

4-If you fail this test, you’re not schizophrenic.

5-Starbucks is now experimenting with interactive displays in Toronto & Vancouver; more reasons to stop by, or more reasons to ignore the place? I think it’s pretty neat.

7- Tim Hortons is now expanding to the gulf countries, maybe the bagel will become mainstream there after that eh? My first bagel was in Canada’s timmies. 

6-Best.Couple.Ever. (seriously watch it)

Gratitude

Dearest Minette,

Life is different, very different. During grade 12, the naive me sat there and thought I had the world figured out already. Flash forward into my fourth, and final year of university, I don’t know anything anymore. The more I learn, the less I know. Where am I taking myself in this world is still a vague mystery. I do know a few certainties though. Get a job you love, make friends, and be happy with yourself. Thankfully I’m on track with those certainties.

A little over 10 months ago my mother passed away due to cancer. I did not know of her illness till I heard the life-shattering news. Of course by then, it was too late. All the words I should’ve and could’ve said were too late to tell. That entire academic year was hard to get through. Come summer time though, and I’ve gotten back on track. Back to getting A’s and back to enjoying myself.

Life is still vague right now, but that’s the beauty of it. No commitments and no plans. I’m still a naive 20 year old, but now I understand to not try to figure life out, but rather, just live it, enjoy it, and prosper through it. I’ve come a long way from the time when we’d read Animal Farm in your classroom. Now, my bookshelf is stocked with the works of Kant, Schopenhauer, and more. I’m well read, and very well informed.

All this, I attribute to you and my father. To you, for if you haven’t been my mentor and teacher, if you weren’t there to push me to read more and expand my vocabulary, to tell me about the different aspects of life, and to broaden my eyes to the outside world, then I would not be the man I am today.

For that, I am eternally in debt to you.

Your student,
Mohamed Farazi

7

I’ve been looking at numbers a lot lately. The difference between my youngest brother and myself is around 7 years. 7 fucking years! I’ll be 25 when he graduates from high school. I feel like a bomb of responsibility just hit me. Sure he’ll be an adult & whatnot, hopefully he’ll learn from my mistakes. It just amazes me, that’s all, can’t wait to see him again. Also, in case you wonder, there’s love for the middle one too, but in a different way.

Tomorrow’s going to be a big day. A few weeks work of working on this group project, tomorrow’s the presentation. Best part? We don’t even plan on using power-point. Full attention on us!

You’re waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can’t be sure. But it doesn’t matter – because we’ll be together. This line is still stuck in my head, damn.

Links

So they finally figured out the recipe behind KFC ( Now I’m disappointed it’s that simple :P )

Food nutrition facts in a cool way

In the eyes of a Saudi Women ( I’m looking at you Sarah! )

Music with friends ( This is so true )

McNugget Rage ( I’m speechless )

No more wifi at coffee shops? ( I have mixed feelings about this )

First 3D porn movie is being shot ( Yay, technology put to good use? )

Watch this while listening to this. Open them both, they have to go together!

In 5 years, the best education will come from the web ( This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Heck I learn more online than I do at university )