Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lemon and Lemonade

I have just moved into a new apartment where I live all by myself…no strangers called roommates…no cheap landlord who wants to save money…. I'm, by all means, enjoying living alone for the first time in Canada!

I just got back to school after the spring break; I have loads of school work and projects, I'm gonna have pretty hectic time ahead of me….I should work hard and get things done so I feel better about myself…

I'm back on the dating world as well…. Nothing serious…just dating…when I first came to Canada, I dated few girls, most of them were International students…but now, I'm just dating Canadians. It's part of experiencing the Canadian style of life… I'm sure being in the Potato land is not giving me the fullest chance of experiencing it…but I'm doing what I can do that suits my picky nature and busy schedule…

I love my new place… it has a bedroom and a spacious living room, a small kitchen that has an opening to this living room. I only have the stuff that goes in a bedroom…and I don't have much money to spend…so I did some cheap shopping, got some cushions and an indoor chaise-longue and a small coffee table…they all went together perfectly and created a cozy semi-oriental setting… I got lots of candles…so now as I write… I'm laying on the chaise-longue…a cup of tea …and my favorite cigar are next to me…lights off…all candles are lit up… Naseer Shamma Oud music is playing… I'm having a good relaxing time….

I'm still waiting for the summer courses schedule so that I can know exactly when I will be getting my BBA and leaving this place for good….then I will have to start chasing after my old dream…the MBA...I have few MBA schools in mind in Toronto and Montreal…. But I also wanna apply to some fancy MBA schools in the US…not that I can make it as my GPA is not that impressive thanks to my transferred courses from Damascus University…nor that I can afford it…but still, I'm applying…

Once I have my MBA started…I could say that I'm on the right track for my career…or at least I could say that things are going as planned….

Nothing new has happened to cheer me up….all the same..I have enough worries and concerns that can burry me alive….I'm just trying to look at the bright side of the tunnel…A great person used to tell me "when life gives you lemon, make lemonade".

8 comments:

Omar said...

Mabrook, that setting you described is ideal. Oud, candles and tea make the best evening.

Good luck with you applications, it would nice to have a true Syrian friend living less than 3000 km away ;)

abufares said...

Congratulations on your new place and on the positive outlook you have. That's the only way to tackle life. Grab it by the balls and never let go.
Very happy for you.

GraY FoX said...

mabrook the new place
w hope you good luck in school
and hey, why dont you post some pics of the new place :D

Soraya said...

hey welcome back to the blogspot

mabrook for the new place and good luck at school.

cheerz

Mystique said...

aha! ur bits and bites! i kept going there for a while and realized it wasn't active.. never noticed this blog link in ur profile..

anyhoo, congrats on ur new place.. sounds nice :)

Yazan said...

Keep it up Ihsan,

me leaving this dorm and noisy tokyo to the beautiful Nagoya in 3 weeks... gonna get an apartment with a friend..
and finally rest on a real bed.

planning to backpack Vietnam or Cambodia for a month next summer... u wanna join in??

Ihsan said...

Thank you everybody for dropping by....


Yazan: Leaving Tokyo? come on, don't leave it until I visit it, I was relying on the fact that you are there!

I so much wanna do that part of the world...(Far east is a must visit before marriage :p )...but for the coming year I won't be able to afford any travels... will catch up with you in another backpacking trip..say Nepal?

Pia said...

Hey Ihsan!
Mabrook to your new place, how wonderful!! It must be so lovely to come home, close the door and say "MINE". I never lived alone, particularly here in Dubai it seems like "mission impossible" due to horrific rent prices. So I am always happy to hear when someone makes it! Yessssss!! Big clap, glad to hear you talking so positive again, and yes please put some pictures up. I like the candle light and oud music idea..when I go home tonight I will do it as well! Good inspiration Ihsan!