Thursday, June 15, 2006

Googling Yourself

I tried googling my name in Arabic, and what do you know: I’m famous! With the exclusion of an entry by some namesake in an Amr-Khaled forum, calling people to follow the path of God, there are about ten entries about yours truly, the books I have translated when I was still struggling in the labor market. Even though I was still naïve at the time, and I let myself be deceived by one employer who never acknowledged me as a translator to two important books I had worked so hard on, and although it was not rewarding money wise, but seeing all these books was priceless indeed. It is at these times that I miss having this kind of relation with a book: no, not the reading part, rather getting to know the book, spending most of your days and nights with it, fantasizing about it, fathoming it out, eagerly waiting for its birth, and then, when you're done with it, going separate ways with a mixture of heartsease and sorrow in your heart.

But anyway, with my current work schedule, succumbing to the spell of such a relation right now would be both a social and a physical suicide. mental too, eventually.


At Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:41:00 PM, Blogger angelus said...

Mon avis,
Le plaisir se découvre et se redécouvre (pour la nourriture, la lecture, le sexe,…) tout est question de pratique, mais pour ton cas je crois que tu dois prendre un break, le manque aussi redonne envi !!! crois en mon expérience ;)

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 3:01:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

tiens, on vient de me proposer un livre: 300 pages en 3semaines. ils sont fous! on nous croit des machines

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:37:00 PM, Blogger hashem said...

Eve-you need to take a break then....then you'll come back to tackle all what is waiting...everything!

At Friday, June 16, 2006 7:08:00 AM, Blogger The Sixth Sense said...

It's very nice to google yourself and come out with such results.

About the employers/customers, they really think we are machines.

I remember a UAE national who came to me once while i was still working in Abu Dhabi, he was holding a 10-pages document and he simply wanted to have it translated in 1 hour; I tried vainly to explain to him that this kind of job needs time. He got mad and accused me of being a lazy translator!! huh, as if i care for such a person's opinion!!

At Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:54:00 PM, Blogger Kodder said...

I googled myself once, and all I find is me as a pornstar actor.
Inno I did more than the 45 porn movies.
I wrote software kamein.but I can never find those on google.
oh well...

At Sunday, June 18, 2006 5:21:00 PM, Blogger Kodder said...

hey I just saw your picture on a bike?
do you know how to ride? or someone was riding and you behind?
and if you know how to ride, would you teach me? I am serious. I need someone to teach me.

At Sunday, June 18, 2006 5:35:00 PM, Blogger Kodder said...

oh another question... is it a rental bike? of yes...where from?

At Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:21:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

actually, it belongs to a friend. he was thinking of selling it if your're interested. I can ask him to teach you kamein :)

At Monday, June 19, 2006 12:15:00 AM, Blogger Kodder said...

I can't buy a motorcycle at the moment, because I am not sure when I am leaving lebanon.
I might go to canada, scotland or dubai.if I stay here I will give you msg.


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