Budapest from the roof
I took these pistures from a rooftop balcony in Budapest last week...
Generally I can be found roaming somewhere in the world. I'm originally from Hungary, I grew up in Kuwait, I did my BA in the States, my MA in the UK, and now work in Hungary, but still return to Kuwait regularly :o)
Well, I've been dragging myself accross Europe again this past week, yet again to Hungary. It was unbelievably cold, sometimes around -15 to -20. Here's some pretty snowy pictures though. My camera had a difficult time focusing though...
A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for severalmonths, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.
One day, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears,
"You knowwhat? You have been with me all through the bad times.
When I got fired, you were there to support me.
When my business failed, you were there.
When I got shot, you were by my side.
When we lost the house, you stayed right here.
When my health started failing, you were still by my side...
You know what?"
"What dear?" she gently asked, smiling as her heart began tofill with warmth.
"I think you're bad luck, so get the f *c k away from me!!!"
I have a number of friends and relatives who visit my blog from Hungary and elsewhere, so decided to post some pictures taken by KUNA, BBC and Al-Watan photographers portraying the sadness that swept Kuwait upon hearing the death of the Emir.
The pictures speak for themselves...
To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.
The Holy Quran 2:156
For many years the beach behind Kuwait University used to be the place where ships and boats went to die. There was, however, one good thing among the rubble and decaying metal: flamingoes. Hundreds of the pink birds used to hang out and just do their thing in the stinky shallow waters around the boat corpses.
I drove by the same beach in December, and the shipwrecks are gone and the area cleaned up.
Did the birds return?
There are two types of human beings: those who hog the armrest on an airplane and those who don’t.
I’m in the latter group. I generally either chose an isle or a window seat on an airplane, so this way I usually manage to secure one armrest. The only time I have both to myself is when I don’t have anyone sitting next to me, or when the person sitting next to me goes to the bathroom or leaves his seat for some reason.
Generally I’m either squished up against the window or half hanging out into the isle. I’ve been told I have a big (1.5 m) aura (don't ask), and I sure hate it when people sit in it, so I prefer to pull away as much as possible.
I wish I could just sit down and hog the armrest and not worry about making the person next to me uncomfortable. The person sitting next to me almost always takes the armrest without thinking twice.
On my flight yesterday the b$%^& (excuse my language) was so unaware of herself that while reading a magazine she poked me in the side with her elbow every time she turned the page. Marie Claire has a lot of pages and that meant a lot of pokes for me, despite my evil look throughout the flight.
Insensitive people really piss me off. They go through life like a bulldozer running over everyone and don’t even notice.
Ignorance is bliss, but only for the ignorant.