Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Life is Good!!

I've been browsing through many blogs the past couple of days.. and I found myself passing through them as one would switch TV stations to find the right channel... 'too controversial.. too loud.. boring.. asking for attention.. too naïve.. too this and too that and and and...'

I must admit it was first interesting to read what people have to say about Dubai and other stuff that interest them.. but after a while (since I'm still fairly new here) it just got boring and the word of the the day REDUNDANT... (balushi, you might want to look this word up in a dictionary)

it was depressing!! the rants.. the compaints.. the cussing.. the yadayadayada..people please!!

I first started my blog for a very simple reason.. I wanted to try it out and I also wanted to know whether I can get a fair idea if anyone in Dubai would be interested in going to an arthouse cinema of course I didn't get the response that I thought I would.. but it was expected I guess...
and then I started posting about movies and some other things that caught my eye and interest...

Today is different!!

This post is for all those who do the above and who are in denial of doing the above!! and yes I mean you too..

I just picked up some of my favorite songs and got into my car... I switched off the 'ranting' on the radio as well.. and I started listening to Andrea Bocelli's "because we believe'
and it goes..

Once in every life
There comes a time
We walk out all alone
And into the light
The moment won't last but then,
We remember it again
When we close our eyes.

...
...
...
Like stars across the sky
We were born to shine
..
All of us here because we believe..


beautiful song..
so..
why are we here..
what are we doing with our life..
where are we heading..
where will we be in the next ten years..
where will we be tomorrow...

and before you start with your next post of endless rants...
remember...
it's easy to talk about something...
the challenge comes when we have to DO something about it..
so what are you going to do?

and now repeat after me...

I am alive..
I am healthy..
I am privileged to do many things other people can't..
and ...you know what...

take a few deep breaths.. feel the oxygen rush to your brains.. feel the blood flow though your veins...
and say..
I am well.. I am alive.. and LIFE IS GOOD..

(now don't you just feel better?)

24 comments:

Samawel said...

Is the arthouse still in mind? I'd love to have an arthouse cinema around here to go to every weekend or so. Good films are always better than the blockbusters. :)

lalala

Cosmic girl said...

oh the arthouse is definitely STILL in mind..

misneach said...

Do we all whine and rant that much? I like you're positivity, perhaps we should all shut up and go do something about our problems rather than blogging them out of our system...

Is there an arthouse cinema in Dubai? I thought the style was to only have big money things like 8* hotels and massive commercial cinemas...

Cosmic girl said...

hey misneach.. I was referring to the blogs that are in within the UAE community and the ones I stumble on from within the comments in their pages...
so I'm not really generalizing on all blogs here...

misneach said...

Ok... although in fairness I do think most blogs are about ranting and complaining and cussing. Your refreshing dose of positivity (life is good for most of us) is a welcome change from the news and blogs of late however, and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Al Sinjab said...

I'd dig an arthouse but don't know how often I'd get a chance to go down to Dubai to support it. Love the idea though.

Mmm, with Mexican shwarmah, cocktail and sunshine I don't have much to complain about.

dhaheri said...

I am well.. I am alive.. and LIFE IS GOOD & FOOD is yummy ..

yada yada yada

=P

want to be more happy

try

http://www.johnnyrockets.com/index2.php

Tainted Female said...

’This post is for all those who do the above and who are in denial of doing the above!! and yes I mean you too..

I do all of the above. I'm also a hypocrite. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

Cosmic girl said...

misneach .. I am touched... thanx..
that's just me I guess...

Cosmic girl said...

Hey D... I should've gone for the salad!!

Cosmic girl said...

Tainted.. looks like you took a few things personally... that's just my way of writing..

and yes.. if I don't like something I just DON'T read it..

hence the 'I found myself passing through them as one would switch TV stations to find the right channel... 'too controversial.. too loud.. boring.. asking for attention.. too naïve.. too this and too that and and and...'

I switched off by reading a couple of lines...
and I mean this in a general way...

black feline said...

cosmic lady...u are right...WE arty farty (lol) people are usually very restless...and we need strong coffee to substain us..do pop by :) btw...once the arthouse is up...i volunteer to be the chief usher...i can handle those ranting ruffians out there much better than anyone else in the whole wide world....lol

flic said...

Hey, wait a minute. Regarding your arthouse post, I gave you some info. that was off the charts. You can't be so down on what was there for you, (and what was in our correspondence).

[OK, it's arthouse in Al Ain. But arthouse is arthouse -- and it's alive and kicking in places you'd expect: underground [and not so underground]].

And BTW, you told me yourself that the info. was something completely new and refreshing for you to hear about.

But now you're sounding like arthouse is something unattainable and that no one's interested enough to do something about it. [I know you're not saying that directly. But you are including "arthouse" along with this idea of "do something about it" in the same post.]

Anyway, I like what you're doing here on your blog. Keep up the good work!

Balushi said...

what does all of this has to do with me?

why is my name mentioned? Can some1 pls tell me what is the meaning of REDUNDANT?


On your topic, Ppl are complaining about the things they shouldnt!

Ppl shud complain about their sex life, about bf's and Sizes!

Thats my few cents.

MD said...

tell me abt it! if u took away gulf news and khaleej times from UAE, then 99% of the bloggers would cease to exist - that's because they'll have nothing to copy-paste.

arthouse cinema does sound very interesting. good choice of music btw :)

dhaheri said...

so the lovely MD is here

welcome welcome

ok cosmic girl I just came to say yadayadayada & look who I found MD ...she is noe not to be missed ...go & have a look at her blog

see yaa

BuJ said...

yummmy johnny rhokets.. i love that place :) amazing burgers...

so i'm the first blog u discovered! what an honour... i wonder how did u stumble upon my blog?

Cosmic girl said...

hey black feline.. thanx... I think u hit the nail on its head.. it's the coffee.. I'm NOT a coffee person.. now I know the difference.. :)

Cosmic girl said...

hey flic..
I guess I need to explain.. the reason I decided to blog in the first place was to see if I can get to the possible audience to the arthouse... I didn't get that 'cause I only got a few people comment on it... but having said that I got great info from you.. and thanx a million for it..
and now the reason I decided to add it to this post is because I wanted people to know a brief history on why I started blogging.. I wanted to do something..it felt right I guess..plus I really wanted to spread a message out.. which was the title.. LIFE is GOOD!! people tend to forget that.. I almost did after going through some of the blogs... it was a simple message for people I guess.. something to tell them to wake up and realise that u can post 'feel-good' stuff..
hope this makes sense...

Cosmic girl said...

md.. I, for one, have stopped reading the papers... I just scan them on fridays at my inlaws... and I know I'm nost missing out on much...
I'll have to make my own 'happy' news when I start the arthouse.. :)

Cosmic girl said...

hey D... yadayadayada back at ye.. when are u back in Dubai.. we missed our film critic... we still need to discuss Cannes... :)

Cosmic girl said...

hey Buj...
I'm not a fan of johnny rockets.. maybe their burgers have changed now.. I found them too dry when i first tried them out a loooong time ago on the beach road.. maybe I should try them now..
plus.. correction.. you're the first blog I discovered that I liked...

Anonymous said...

If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

so why is it you read the uae community blog?

Cosmic girl said...

anon... you do have some good articles there.. I wasn't dissing the UAE community blog.. my message was simple... we get bogged down sometimes with negatism.. I just wanted to send out a positive message.. and NOT only to the UAE community blog, but to everyone out there who's reading this right now!!