Y.L.

I like the name! And I call this obsession…

Except when I was a kid some called me “Wyle coyote”, “Whale”, “Y.L.” and other miscellaneous nicknames or mispronunciations.

When you say the name Wael to an English speaker, they don’t really hear what you are saying. Their ear does not recognize the hamza or the soft consonant at the end. Half the time they think I am saying, “What” and they repeat their question.

But there was at least one sahabi with this name, and it also has an interesting meaning. It is a very ancient pre-Islamic Arabic name, coming from the heart of the Arabian peninsula, and meaning protector or rescuer. Some say that it also means returning for shelter, or seeking shelter.

If you search on Google for “wael” you’ll get:

* an internationally renowned Egyptian journalist, blogger and human rights activist named Wael Abbas.

* a Syrian actor named Wael Sharaf.

* a famous Lebanese singer named Wael Kfoury.

* and others including web developers, scientists, a Palestinian translator, an art gallery owner… and some strange guy who started a website called Zawaj.com, writes about Islamic subjects and does martial arts… ha ha.

(Source: meaning-of-names.com)

Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offense, and is not resentful…Love does not come to an end.

Validation (by hughnewman1024

)

Too much…

Too much dignity.
Too much wisdom.
Too much selfishness.
Too much judgement.
Too much analysis.
Too much caution.
Too much stubbornness.
Too much expectation.
With one of these, you victimise yourself,
and others.
With more than one of these,
Damn it…
you
definitely
victimise
yourself
AND
others.
What’s the point?…

icecreamisbetterwithafork:

My friend Bill Bell posted this recently…Its too good not to share.
Happy Friday. Whooooooooot!!! (Yeah, you know you wanna let out a big one!)
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

icecreamisbetterwithafork:

My friend Bill Bell posted this recently…Its too good not to share.

Happy Friday. Whooooooooot!!! (Yeah, you know you wanna let out a big one!)

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

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Investing in an entrepreneur is a lot like falling in love

Investing in an entrepreneur is a lot like
falling in love. At fi rst, we just see the best;
only later do flaws and failings become
apparent. No one’s perfect, of course. But
sometimes our partners’ weaknesses in
combination with our own constitute a
deadly cocktail.

It would be disingenuous to say I have
no regrets. This failure was dearly bought.
It was a severe blow to both my ego and my
bottom line. But the lessons I learned about
setting boundaries and establishing rules of
engagement were invaluable. I now invest
more eff ectively in stocks and start-ups, as
well as in people and their dreams.


Failure was worth every cent.


HBR Reprint R1104J
HBR.ORG
April 2011 Harvard Business Review 115

(Source: ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au)

After quite a long time, this song is not that kind of obsession anymore. The feelings are now refreshed. It has been attached to someone else.

I told Mum about us and how realistic I am now. She’s happy mainly because I was open to share things with her. She told me it’s a fairy tale, though. I know.

I wrote Wael that email - quite a risky one - But what the heck? Nothing to lose. Just go for it. :)

Tomorrow I’m going out, lunch with Quynh and Mai, dinner at a.Ngoc’s place with many other friends.

I really need my circles of friends now. :x

A nice soundtrack from Bella (2006) “movie that goes beyond romance”. Lead our lives with morale, sharing, understanding, love and care.

Bella

Another movie I watched today is “Shipping News”

Shipping news

The message that I’ve got from this movie is that no matter how shitty our lives may turn out to be, there are actually many people whose lives are even more unfortunate. So please stop whining and feeling blue. When life goes bad, go for a change, get closer to other people to understand them more, and to realise that we are still lucky enough. Just move on.