Thursday, November 29, 2007
So what is on top of your current to-do list.. write it down how ever silly it might be or not silly, write at least 5 of them.. if you write yours then I`ll write mine..
#1 GOOD Night Sleep
So start with getting a good night sleep the night before..
- Turn off the alarm and the phone at night so you are not bothered ..
- Have a nice chamomile tea
- Place a candle light something like plain tea candles available at any IKEA or even a scented candle from The Body Shop or Aveda..
- Rub on some calming message oil I recommend Aveda Personal blends message formula which you can mix your own blend or any Lavender base Message oil or cream from your favorite products..
#2 GOOD Breakfast
- Dont rush out to go out today make time and prep something for your self and enjoy it in your PJ`s with your cup of coffee or tea in your favorite Mug and sit back and enjoy it ..
- Here is a suggestion if you like fruits and oats taken from Shape.com its guilt free you will enjoy that you are eating something really good for you..
Apple-Cinnamon Compote With Toasted Oats
Choose the best buy of the day for your fruit compote, be it peaches, nectarines or apples.
( Note: I add to my oatmeal sometimes my favorite dry fruits or nuts too it keeps you feeling full for a while too )
1/3 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 8 wedges each
1/3 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spread oats on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden, shaking the pan halfway through cooking to promote even toasting; set aside.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Set pan over medium heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wire whisk. Add apple slices and raisins, cover and simmer 5 minutes, until apples are tender. Spoon compote into four individual bowls; top with toasted oats.
(Serves: 4 (1 cup = 1 serving), Prep Time: 5 min. Cook Time: 10 min. Nutrition Score per serving: Calories 205 % Fat 4g Fat<1 (0 g saturated) % Carbs 93g Carbs47.5 % Protein 3g Protein 1.6 g Fiber 4mg Sodium n/a % Calcium n/a g Calcium n/a)
#3 Fashion is fun for me but read or look up whatever interest you and enjoy just dont read the news its suppose to be a fun day no sad news
Style is important for me and I look at it as part of taking care of my self...
I thought this was interesting it was made in The Great Wall of China
Anna Sui to me is a fun designer I like some of her pieces:
# 4 Plan something calming to do
-If the weather permits go outside for a while and walk around
-if not then choose something indoors a museum or window shopping dont shop because you want to do something calming
-if you dont feel like going outside then do yoga or pilate
This is Yoga for Beginners with Tara Stiles
#5 Enjoy your favorite Music and Dance around and just Celebrate Your Self
Timbaland - The Way I Are OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
I hope you enjoy my selection on what I like to do sometimes when I get overwhelmed and need time just to think about my self and reboot...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This is the whole movie on this player in parts.. so if you want to see it on your desk you can..
Girls if you are looking for a nice feel good Chick Flick ( they even make fun of chick flicks in this movie in part 8 of the playlist).. This is one of my recommendations for a nice DVD Girls Night In with Pop corn and a long nice drink on the couch.. especially when there is a snow storm.. or ha-ha.. a sand storm depends wheres your location on google map.. :)
Guys this is also for you if you had a fight with your girl and you want to make it up for her and get her mind of what you've done.. she will be in the mood for a hug afterwards and ahhhhh.... believe me you`ll thank me..
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
In celebration of putting me in a great mood being complimented today by a man as a " Pretty Woman " you`ll always be Lilliy.. Thanks you know who:)
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy orbison 1964
"Pretty woman, walkin down the street, pretty woman
The kind I like to meet, pretty woman
I dont believe you, youre not the truth
No one could look as good as you. mercy!
Pretty woman, wont you pardon me? pretty woman,
I couldnt help but see, pretty woman, that you look lovely as can be.
Are you lonely just like me? wow!
Pretty woman, stop awhile.
Pretty woman, talk awhile
Pretty woman, give your smile to me.
Pretty woman, yeah, yeah, yeah
Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say youll stay with me
cause I need you, Ill treat you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight
Pretty woman, dont walk on by
Pretty woman, dont make me cry
Pretty woman, dont walk away, hey, o.k.
If thats the way it must be, o.k.
I guess Ill go on home. its late.
Therell be tomorrow night, but wait!
What do I see? is she walking back to me?
Yeah, shes walking back to me, oh, oh,
I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!! Its to all you women out there not being appreciated for being great.. There are the good out there that do..
Pretty Woman_ Roy Orbison
The way they just play that electric guitar is really nice..
of course wont be complete without the Movie " Pretty Woman" this is one of my favorite scene in the movie the other is when they are in the Opera..
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman - Vivian Dressing Up
While I was looking up " Pretty Woman" on YouTube I found also this I just cant resist posting it..
Pretty Woman (Kal Ho Na Ho) "With Eng Subs"
So.. of-course they have to lead when it comes to Entertainment and Cultural activities.. Dubai will have DIFF a Film Festival soon during Decamber 9th till the 16th 2007.. watch the " Show Reel " that they have on their site.. Dubai is the perfect place to host such an event in the Middel East.. from " Show Reel " video it does look with out a doubt that it has the luxurious signature known to the Gulf region and particular Dubai.. because it is like the point that links between the East and West.. and a chance for the Arab Film Makers and the Arabic Cinema industry to take part and get some spot light..
As every one knows about me and from reading my blog .. I am a Big Big movies fan.. I just Love Movies.. I really wish that I will one day have the chance to attend one of Dubai`s Film Festivals..
This is also the link to YouTube CNN report about last years " Bobby " film press conference during DIFF:
"Bobby" Press Conference in Dubai Film Festival
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I didn't know about the motorbike taxis in Paris that is for sure I will try it my next trip to paris.. exciting!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
These are the Links:
You can watch the videos on International CNN.com/ World
Saudi rape victim punished
Read the story on Arab News:
A Slap in the Face of Justice
The story on BBC news
Saudis back rape victim sentence
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I wanted to change my exercise routine and look into Yoga ( also to join the efforts of my friends IYM and Sammo who have started yoga classes without me :P )
Since you can find everything in the net.. ha ha... including Yoga of-course ( there are some exercise on YouTube, Google Video and Shape dot com are some examples )
This was most interesting and I will try it out .. Yoga for menstruating and PMSing women!!! is this the solution to end all of our fights, endless tears, and crying for no reason.. maybe.. even though I cant see me doing yoga when I am angry ( like saying in the middle of the fight.. look I have to go do some yoga now.. ohhmmm...) because during those times I think deep inside I want to be angry..... but I will try.. So if you would like to try it out too then do but as they say " please consult your doctor before doing so .. and the rule is.. if it hurts stop! and do it at your own risk "
So here goes...
An Introduction to Yoga for Menstruating Women
Added: I have removed the actual video and placed the link because every time I open my blog it starts running on its own.. so if you want to try this Yoga session ( which I really liked ) then just click on the link above.
60 years side by side through all those troubling times the good and the bad..
This is the CBS news video report Link
Queen's Diamond Anniversary
Its so sweet they are going to Malta to celebrate their Anniversary..
also this is the link to BBC world news YouTube Channel ( sorry cant embed it )
Queen celebrates anniversary
Monday, November 19, 2007
Mark your calender " Kalam Nawam " Topic on " The Discussion about Medical Students in KSU not to train on a patient from the opposite gender!!!"
Now this is something for sure I `ll watch because frankly I didn't know about it... and Im glad I studied when that question didn't apply..
according to next weeks show listing it said on MBC dot netthis"سيدات نواعم"
"سيدات نواعم" يناقشن تحريم التدريب السعودي على الجنس الآخر :
وفي الحلقة ذاتها - التي تبث مساء الأحد 25 نوفمبر في تمام الساعة 9.30 بتوقيت السعودية ( 6.30 مساء بتوقيت غرينتش) - يناقش البرنامج موضوع الفتوى التي حرمت على طلاب الطب في "جامعة الملك سعود بالسعودية من مزاولة التدريب المهني على الجنس الآخر بحسب جنس كل طبيب .
I would be really interested in this discussion and also what do you think about that? would you go to such a doctor if you knew this was his/her training in Medical school..
How can we be complete Medical Doctors and expect to be accredited internationally if this will be the case when you are training in this Medical School.. I dont know if that rule has been applied yet but honestly?
it will be next Sun 25 nov 9:30p.m. KSA time on MBC 1
Added: I saw the show and I was very disappointed by the way they handled their discussions.. their train of thoughts was very disorganized.. Thumb Down..
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Lead in Lipstick
" Levels of lead have been detected in randomly selected samples of lipsticks.
And I have read it before in The New York Times in this article:
The Claim: Some Red Lipstick Brands Contain High Lead Levels
"The list of products that were tested in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Study, along with the full report, are available online at www.safecosmetics.org "
I truly think the report is worth taking a look at.. because there is a warning especially for pregnant women..
This is a post on YouTube By "Dr. Evelyn A. Mauss, a leading figure in the exploration of the dangers of lead poisoning, physiologist at New York University and consultant to the Natural Resources Defense Council, explains how lead came to be widely used in various products -- from paint to plumbing --its toll in illness and death, and what must still be done to eliminate this threat to public health."
I was watching yesterday Mission:Fashion 07 ( who puts on an entertaining show ) on the LBC channel and when they were commenting on some of the models.. who actually got the highest marks on there evaluations and are healthy thin they commented " She didn't loss the weight she was asked to loss" and " she lost the weight she was asked to loss" ..
Hello what is that?..
I was looking at those models they looked great.. Haven't they heard about Anorexia Nervosa which in some countries they are actually fighting the Fashion industry against promotion of excessive weight loss because so many young girls and especially models are dying from Anorexia Nervosa which is a killing disease.. and isn't part of the Arabic Woman appeal is her curves..
Why are we always promoting things that the west have learnt of its harm and are trying to fix it, and thats when we take it and promote the harmful part. Why cant we learn from there mistakes..
This reminds me of sunbathing.. it was started as a big trend in Jeddah just when everywhere in the world they were advertising sun-protection and sun-blocks to prevent skin cancer and premature aging..
A healthy weight is required not Obesity not Anorexia Please!
To prove that Twiggy is out I found this on The Tyra Banks Show:
Friday, November 16, 2007
Atmosphere: Arctic Abyss... This is one of my favorite podcasts that I always play on my Video iPod..
" Experience the seemingly space-like atmosphere under the ice in the depths of the Arctic. "
its captivating.. the other Atmosphere NG podcasts are also nice I used to place them when I went to the library to study.. they just place the cameras on a certain scene for 15- 30 min and just takes to that place let you experience it as is...
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I just LOVE Movies ( old and new) both in cinemas and DVD..
This is one of my all time favorite movies ..I was surprised to find the whole movie in parts on YouTube.. Im a big fan of YouTube!
I think part 1 doesn't play well all the time, if so, just jump to part 2.. I placed all parts (the whole movie) in order in this playlist.. so Enjoy!!
I highly recommend to rent or borrow this movie if you haven't seen it before ( or just see it here ).. its a classic!
I know the gals would love it if they haven't seen it already.. we quote it just like guys quote " The Godfather " or " Scar Face "
What is your favorite movie?
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This is the link to what was posted by fellow blogger Dotsson
Crazy Chinese Make Hair Bands From Used Condoms
and this is the link to the original article on Yahoo! news:
China recycling used condoms as cheap hair bands
Mon Nov 12, 10:48 PM ET
BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China, threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.
......... "People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns," the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. "
This is soo gross and such a health hazzard.. the problem now is that everything you touch is " made in china " its in everything..
Monday, November 12, 2007
So finally I saw " Kalam Nawaem "
I had written the date and time down.. and when the time approached .. I prepared my salad.. to sit and watch it while I was eating.. and I came up to the main TV sitting room at the precise time only to find my sisters have settled in and placed a movie to watch... so I said " I have a show to see " then my sister said " why to watch or to criticize? " so I laughed because by now my sisters know me well and I said " to criticize.." that got me thinking.. why did I want to set my mind only to criticism?.. I guess because I have been disappointed in the arabic shows that are made for arabic women by the way they tackle the issues that concern us .. I wanted to see something that is modern, creative not imitative, intelligent with the arabic stamp on it ( the good stamp) that is nicely produced and directed.. Soo do you think I found it? and do I give it the thumbs up ? or down? ..
First I`ll say what my likes and dislikes.
The title was creative.. leaks of arabic femininity..
The presenters, I like that they come form different parts of the arab world, it gives it a good mix to appeal to many arabic women ( I didn't see the Saudi presenter Muna Abu Suleiman during this episode hopefully next time ) I myself have always been a fan of Dr. Fawziah Salamah and Rania Barghoot.
Dr. Fawziah Salamah has been an icon in the arabic magazine " Sayedaty " and I have read for her since I was a teenager, so I liked her. Even the issue that she choose to discuss on this show " The Disabled and Handicapped in The Arab World " is a good topic, but they should have been given extra time to the specialist who came on, more than the time they gave the singer Yara because the issue he was talking about was more important, and I would have liked to see the info and contact info being available to the viewers, what are the resources available ? where? during the show..
Rania Barghoot has been in MBC since it creation from the beginning, always enjoyed the way she presents and how she captures the viewers attention, that talent is still there..
The actress Farah Bseiso, she was praising more than talking. I still dont have an opinion of her.. including the other lady ( which I dont even know who she was ).
The topics and segments presented had a good mixture between entertainment and important issues to some point, but I would like to see more than this .. Sometimes the show had a slow pace especially during the interviews and the MCQ part ( what was that?) they gave to the singer Yara.. Her interview had repetitive expected questions ( boring) with expected answers.. they need to push the envelope..
The delivery and presentation of the show was nicely made.. I would have liked to see the reaction and involvement of the guests that are attending the show..
Im glad to see that its not the exact replica of "The View " but yet to see more lively discussions ... Its too soon to really judge on it as a whole.. I have heard good things about it form educated women ( also in the media but sometimes you never know when its just advertisment or just because its the first show like " The View " in Arab TV as support )..
For now overall I give it the thumbs up and I will watch it again...
Added: by the way I didn't like the makeup artist .. the trend to make the color of the lipstick exactly like the color of the purple blouses has been out for a long while now.. and even to try to exactly match the eye shadows too.. bad!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I m gone away from my point.. after I saw that clip on YouTube which Im a big fan of.. because I like to think of it, its the place for the "PEOPLE" NOT "The MEDIA" but lately I have been seeing Movie trailers placed there by the producers and some shows.. slowly they are sneaking in to YouTube.. But now Oprah? What? WHY? she doesn't need to.. because in US and Canada she is literarily EVERYWHERE! even on her magazine she always has her picture on it.. never anyone else.. as I said I have a Like/ hate relationship with her.. but honestly Why is she on YouTube ?
Saturday, November 10, 2007
These are the links, it has started with this article by reuters:
.... foreign minister says women should drive
These are some parts of the article:
""Myself, I think they should drive. But (we) are not the ones who decide on that. It has to be the families who decide on that,"
............... it is a social issue. We believe that this is something for the families to decide, for the people to decide"
Then there was this article in The Saudi Gazette the Link:
Women try their Luck to get Driving License
So some Saudi women headed to local traffic departments to apply for drivers licenses.... they were told that they didn't receive "The Memo" ..
Friday, November 9, 2007
Im not really the kind of woman (like most women, I think?) that follows a certain sport team or all reality shows which Ive seen running so much of on US TV ( which I have to admit, not very proudly, sometimes I get hooked up on a few).. but for some reason I cant help but when ever I come across " The Biggest Looser " the arabic version but to sit and watch.. especially when I see the Saudi contestants that are participating.. especially SALMA.. may be because she is a Saudi female and I know it might have been hard for her to take the decision to do the show coming from a saudi family background and I do salute her for doing it.. and I just love her remarks and comments they are very funny sometimes the way she passionately gets involved in the challenges to the point she starts crying.. OMG so adorable..
I also like Fahad " the male Saudi contestant" but as a female my vote goes to Salma! I hope she wins..
If your following this show who are you voting for?
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Every time I see this video I cant help but to remember the whole atmosphere that was in that resturent and it has the most romantic name too..
So take a look at it, its at DRLILLIY I hope you like it too..
This is the Link:
Flamenco Dnacers at DRLILLIY
also my Blog enery regarding My Trip to Spain:
My First Trip to Spain
I have been following SupaDupaFlyGirl YouTube videoblogs for a while now and I happen to find her amusing and funny.. so down to earth and not shy to express her self freely ..
But I have to say that I envy her a bit.. because she is able to express her self this way and share it with the world.. even if sometimes its silly ( she says-that about some of her own posts her self) as you saw in my blog that I like to share my photos and videos but I dont place any people neither myself nor my friends or family because even though I really dont mind Im still a women, and my family and I live with this society that everything to them has to be privet especially concerning a female.. I know things are changing just yesterday I was watching " The Biggest looser " the arabic version, and Im sure there are a lot of people in Saudi that are criticizing the saudi female in the group which I find her cute and good for her, but still we have a long way to go..I am a medical doctor and I have plans to go out personally in the media at some point because I feel I have a role to educate people about health but I still cant express my self on a personal level even if its just a personal blog ... Not the way I would like..
So I really envy her ability to freely experise her self..
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
after all the traveling I have done recently..
First I want to finish editing my travel pictures and some of the videos I took in Italy, now that Spain pics and podcasts are done and posted on DRLILLIY so its ready to share with all of you :) ..
Im also working on my dermatology website that Im planning on lunching soon and Im planning to have active podcasts by me but Im still working on my first topic to present and still getting to know what products are available in saudi to suggest.
Im still thinking about what topics I want to post on my blog.. which Im planning soon to switch all to my DRLILLIY site.. and maybe just keep this blog only for my YouTube selections and chat box..
But I feel I haven't settled yet.. but Im getting there..
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Job at MBC for Women
"i matter " Its founded by MBC4 and its made for young arab women to discuss there issues.
i matter أو بما يقابله باللغة العربية "أنا أستحق الاهتمام"، هو برنامج يمنح التقدير لأعضائه وللرموز التي يستضيفها، ويهدف لأن يشكل مجتمعاً للنساء من مشاهدي قناة MBC4. طورت فكرة هذا النادي للتعبير عن التزام MBC4 تجاه جمهورها من خلال الاستجابة لاحتياجاته بوجود منتدى تستطيع من خلاله السيدات العربيات الشابات التفاعل فيما بينهن، والتعبير عن أنفسهن ومناقشة القضايا الي تهمهن."
And they are making a competition to work to network-online, blog and chat to like minded arab women in MBC in Dubai
This is the Link for how to apply:
i matter competition
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I always wanted to see Spain and finally I had the chance. I wasn't disappointed..
Spain.. my impression that it left was relaxation.. I saw the Mediterranean coast.. arrived at Malaga took a bus to Marbella and then a short taxi ride to Pourto Banus to the Vasari Resort which was a very nice place to stay..
The beach front has many places with restaurants and they rent out umbrellas and sun beds so you can enjoy the beach
It was filled with nice scenery especially with the mountains or hills and then the beach side..
I saw a bull fight.. I didn't like it.. because I really felt sorry for the bulls..
I loved the Flamenco Dancers that I saw in the restaurant which Im showing some clips in my next podcast..
To my original blog entry at DRLILLIY:
My First Trip to Spain
Vasari Vacation Resort
Song " Escapemonos"
By Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez
I always find Ancient Egypt and The Pharos interesting.. so now we know how king Tut`s face looks like..
this is the Link to the article:
King Tut's face unveiled to world
"The face of Egypt's most famous ancient ruler, King Tutankhamun, has been put on public display for the first time."
"Tutankhamun ruled Egypt from 1333-1324 BC and is believed to have ascended to the throne aged about nine.
Although in life he was of only moderate historical significance, in death Tutankhamun achieved worldwide fame thanks to the virtually intact state of his tomb when it was opened by Carter in 1922."
"Questions over why Tutankhamun died at about the age of 19, and rumours of a curse prematurely killing those involved with the excavation of his tomb, have only increased the pharaoh's fame.
When the body was x-rayed in 1968, a shard of bone was found in his skull, prompting speculation that he was killed by a blow."
There is also a video with the article that is very nicely presented... check it out!