Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Fireplace

Happy holidays to all who are celebrating tonight!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Once - main trailer

Finally this is the trailer of the film.

Once - Lies

Another great song from the film.
Its so moving when he is looking into the old videos of them and especially her he took when he was happy and how hard it is when all is left of two and their love and happiness are just memories in videos that when you look at, you cant remember anymore who those two people smiling are, or where did all those smiles disappear into even though your looking straight at a face that is you.

ONCE: Falling Slowly

I just watched this movie yesterday and its amazing I highly recommend it. Its romantic but in a non Hollywood realistic way. The songs capture your heart along with the story. If you want something refreshing and artistic low budget and cinematic then see this it will restore your faith in film making as an art and not just a box office hit list.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My interests through the two years on Fun Lilliy

I have been going through my blog to try to sum up what are the topics in my posts for the past two years. I found that it comes down to this excluding my travels.
1- Movies
2- Music
3- Books
4- TV shows
5- Fashion
6- Shopping
7- Women issues
8- Entertainment news
9- YouTube Videos.
10-Social media
11-Pop culture
12- New recourses, websites, and blogs.
!3- Personal thoughts.

I spend a good amount of time on the internet and mostly trying to find new websites to read, explore and follow. The more it is organic and new the more fun it is to explore. The web sites now are very creative and they evolve quickly at times into something that gains a lot of popularity. I call them web celebrities.

Another face of the internet that I am interested in is social media. I always sign up on them give them a trial and see what they have to offer. Sometimes I come back and sometimes I never go back. I try to figure out how I can benefit by using them or how they waist my time going in circles.

I still enjoy the oldies but goodies. We have the usual television shows, movies, music and books entertainment sector. Guess what? All those now have websites too.

To sum it all up I am interested in web entertainment, web pop culture, and web social media.

How am I going to implement all that interests here? Good question. My answer is that I have been doing that but not in a focused matter. Not in a beneficial matter. It has been fun, yes. But now what?

This time when I am going to share something on a post, it will be more researched. I will try to answer questions. These are examples:
Who is the creator?
When was it created?
What is the niche of the site?
What entertainment it has to offer?
What is my review of the site?
Why I think you would like to visit that site?
All that goes also for social media with the addition on how to make it easier to use?
I will try writing it without using fancy technical words that other web nerds try to confuse us with.

In conclusion the niche for this blog will be about exploring Web Sites, Web Entertainment, and Social Media!

Each post will go through one website that I will come across with a review. Does that sound fun? I hope so…

Write to you soon…

Friday, July 3, 2009

Changing the niche for Fun Lilliy

I have been thinking hard and long on what I want this blog to be about or in the blogging world its niche. In the past, it has been very random, but very fun. I have to admit that it was all over the place. I want it to be more focused but at the same time in a way, that it does not lose its spirit.

It has been two years since I started this blog. I noticed that many of the visitor’s kind of get confused at times how to categorize it. Most blogs I visit even before I read their posts I rather have an idea what to expect. I do not think that is the case here. Therefore, I want to narrow my niche. In order to do so I am going to see what I did enjoy posting through out the two years, and what are my interests in a more focused approach.

One of my passions is traveling and for that, I have launched a separate website Travel Sight with Lilliy as that will be dedicated only to my traveling experiences, photos and videos. Therefore, that is done. Now for my other interests.

Through the next month and so, this blog will be going through major renovation. Implementation of what I am learning will go on in my travel site posts for now. This site however the changes will be after I am ready for it.

I have done so much research and reading on how to improve my blogging and relearning to use the social medias on hand. They are becoming important tools for blogging and communicating with in your preferred blogsphere community. I will share this progression step by step on this blog. I want to learn from others as well so if you have tips, and helping comments, or if you are going through the same thing please share it with all in the comment box.

Sharing interesting topics and web finds will be posted in social media accounts like twitter, and delicious. They are my favorites and I use them all the time. I have a BlogCatalog account from long ago which like this blog hasn’t been active. I am reutilizing that recently. As for my accounts on Digg, stumble upon, and thechnorati I am still learning its usage. I will try to learn how to optimize there use or just ignore them if I did not like them to focus just on a few.

In summary,
1- Renovation processes have started for this blog.
2- Minimizing the niche for this blog. Going for a more focused approach.
3- Reading and learning from the web and other bloggers.
4- Sharing all that I have read with links here.
5- Learning how to use the many social media tools and their tricks here.
6 - Deciding which social media tools are for the long run and which to ignore.
7- Continue my love for sharing but will be focused from now only on twitter and delicious .
8- Continue posting on my travel blog, adding what I learn along the way on my posts on that site until this site is ready.
9- Reconnecting with the blogsphere community with in my niche.
10- Encourage others to give their feedback, comments and their own tips.

I already have a simple theme look that is easy on the eyes. That is crossed out.
My posts will be at the end of the day Jeddah time usually to summaries my browsing so look out for those posts..

Write to you soon..

Saturday, June 27, 2009

TV entertainment news in The Middle East: Miss Lebanon 09 Winner

Sitting flipping through the TV yesterday complaining that there was nothing to watch, and that in The Middle East TV satellite channels dont have any original shows or local productions that are worth watching. Unless it is the month of Ramadan when all the new TV series launch.
On LBC I found The Miss Lebanon 09 Beauty Pageant Contest showing at the moment when the contestants started answering the questions. I was astonished that most didn't have any insightful answers and most were superficial except three who were the ones chosen to be Miss Lebanon and her two runner ups.
I think the winner Martine Endrawos among the others was the best chosen she is pretty showed intelligence and confidence that will do will in Miss Universe and Miss World.
The show it self was entertaining The presenter was able to keep you in suspense and there was plenty of dance and song. Singers Nancy Ajram and Wael Kfoury performed but you can see that they were lip syncing. The firework was overdone it almost seemed like it was going to set the whole stage on fire and you couldn't see the people on stage anymore.
This is the clip for the last 10 min of the contest.
Watch how the former Miss Lebanon of last year was really unhappy to give up her crown. I thought that was funny.

overall was entertaining. I give it a thumbs up.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fun Lilliy Makeover

I thought that it was time for a new fresh make over for Fun Lilliy Blog and I choose this theme in particular because it kinds of reflects my busy life style having to juggle many things all at once. So here it is a new phase in Fun Lilliy...
I have many plans and many new ideas for this blog and I am going to try to keep it more exciting mostly discussing entertainment news with a bet of a personal view and still with an air of FUN! that this site was its starting base.. so here goes..

Monday, May 11, 2009

dear old love

Listen to these readings from a blog called " Dear Old Love" they are all by real people who send it in to this blog and then it gets posted check it out:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Topkapi Palace Garden Oct 2008

This is the Topkapi Palace Garden a sunny October day.. on holiday to Istanbyl during Seker Bayrami.. just relaxing sitting in the shade watching people pass by and listening to the sounds of the garden.. it was the perfect month to go to Istanbul sunny but not hot and at night a nice romantic fall breez..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Craig Ferguson Monologue 2009.03.11 (HQ)

It just doesn’t seem bed time with out watching the end of the night Craig opening show monologue.. I got into the habit of watching him 4 years ago it started in New York.. usually we watched the monologue and that would be it.. when I came back home its not on the usual channels on MBC or Dubai One so I used to watch on hid show website it was posted a few days after it aired on TV. But then recently they have restrictions bec its you cant view it if you are not living in the US.. then I was watching it on YouTube CBS channel.. then that also became restricted ( that is @#$%) .. now I found various YouTube channels that post which I am so thankful for.. it puts a smile on my long day ending.. he sees or makes us see the humor in daily live news and current events and people.. teaches us not to be so serious.. its the end of the night for goodness sake.. so laugh with me..

Funny Happy Hippo "The lion sleeps tonight"

you know who likes this clip my nephew.. he plays it over and over again when we are on the net.. and he sings it when we are in the car in ride going somewhere.. I cant help but to think of him when I hear this.. :)

I miss my blog.. but I have to be away for now..

I sat today to take a break from what I have to do and just opened my blog its been a long while since I actually loggen in to post something with my own writting.. I watch YouTube when I am bored I like more than TV so I just post anything I find I like on it directly to here.. but its not like posting anything myself like now.. anyways blog I miss you and I ll be home soon...

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm an
Organized Traveling Extrovert

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disney Earth Day 2009 video with music composed and performed by Tim Allen

Earth Day April 22 2009
Its good for all of us from time to time to remember how amazing still this earth is even in mids of the ugly sides of it that humans do.. we were loaned this earth and we always find ways to show only its ugly side and destroy it.. so just for a day let us remember what gift we were given..

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)

OMG! It is really shocking when she opened her mouth and started singing.. every one just got shocked. She choose a wonderful song too.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fun Lilliy Thu Night selection: Short Films By John Cabrera

Affair Game from John Cabrera on Vimeo.

The Man Who Invented the Moon from John Cabrera on Vimeo.

I came across John Cabrera on twitter.. I have been very interested in web series and web movies recently I guess I am trying to find something original and creative to watch.. I don't know, may be I would like to think out side what its advertised and pay attention to the real artist.. and I think he is someone that would be interesting to follow his projects..
so that's my selection from the web to watch this week.. enjoy.. see the rest of his work on his Vimeo channel..

Friday, January 23, 2009

The T-Mobile Dance

Just watch it...

Sooo lovely..

Sooo lovely.., originally uploaded by Fun Lilliy.

I just loved her pose.. I toke this photo in the gardens of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul on my trip last Oct 2008.. it wasnt only me who took photos of her others were doing the same and she just sat there all confident and pretty.. I just love cats..

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fun Lilliy Thu Night YouTube Selection "The Guild"

I just started to get addicted to web series and that was because of Felicia Day who is one of the people that I follow on Twitter on her twitter account since "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" I posted a trailer a while ago here on my blog. It turned out that she also had written and stared in this web series called "The Guild" posted on YouTube..
She just posted an interview with Jimmy Fallon Late Night Show which is premiering in a month and who I am also a fan of since his days on The Saturday Night Show with Tina Fay (he also has a Twitter account)..
here it is the interview:

The Guild Sesson 2 is playing on The Guild Website Now!.. watch it you wont regret it especially if you are into web games you will relate to it and if you want something original to watch.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration of Obama

Photo by Scott Andrews/Reuters
"Crowds filled the National Mall in the early morning hours on Tuesday." NYT

The Whole World is waiting...
I love these photos on:
"Obama's People" in The New York Magazine with the nice commentary check it out.
I also liked this interactive page they had set with all the inaugural addresses of all the 43 presidents before Obama under:
January 17, 2009
Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses. The most-used words in each address appear in the interactive chart below, sized by number of uses. Words highlighted in yellow were used significantly more in this inaugural address than average.

I am trying to find links to watch the inauguration on the web in my clinic in between patients till this time I found these links: which has a link to a live video to start 11:30 am EST

The Speech:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kal Penn Announces Video Contest

I always believed in the power of all these web tools that we now have in our position ( YouTube, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace) I had friends when I started blogging 2 years ago giving sarcastic comments as if getting your opinion out and sharing your interest might be insignificant.. but in the long run I have learned a lot from blogging, YouTubing, twittering...all the different social media and web tools... in these areas I got to see the intellectual and the silly but fun. I learned to express myself in many ways..
This YouTube post is an example of how much you can utilizing these web tools to be beneficial.. to help.. to involve..
I always and always talked about this or keep mentioning it that I don’t think we utilize these tools more often in KSA for more of an educated purposes or communicating tools for instance like in my own profession as a way of health education and direct question and answers between the doctor and patient as a reference tool.. trying to implement it in my practice has been difficult but I also have a problem with trying to communicate in Arabic in writing which is some thing I have been working on.. I think these tools should be utilized more to the point that it should be routine .. because its just there at our face all we have to do is reach out and grab it like they are doing here.

Friday, January 2, 2009

My Great Grand Mother Died Today

Of course I have so many memories of her forever... it was the saddest thing I ve seen as I watched her Middle Son Watch as they have taken her away to be buried in Mekkah.. he was too sick to go with her.. and he just couldn't go.. he just stood there watching.. its the hardest thing losing a loved one but I remember she had a good full life and seen her great great grand sons and every body loved her she was never alone.. had all her sons, daughters, most of her grandchildren when she passed.. we were all able to say goodbye to her as we saw her face one last time... Allah Yerhamha...