Friday, 23 October 2009

I seriously can’t tolerate this habit!

I bet everyone had came across this situation before, either with people around you or with some other people you completely don’t know (probably 1st time talking to) where you’re busy talking to someone maybe about something important or interesting and SUDDENLY other person come and just jump into the conversation and interrupt!
Let me just give an example to this; let’s just say you’re in a group of friends and it happens that you’re talking to one friend about something very important and suddenly a friend sitting next to you who is not in the conversation suddenly interrupt and ask the person you’re talking to about something which is NOT so important! How does that feel?
I swear to the bottom of my heart, I HATE THIS!!! To whoever out there who loves to interrupt when other people are busy talking or just jump into the conversation without knowing what the hell the people are talking about….just one advice JUST STOP THAT BLOODY ANNOYING HABIT COZ IT’S ANNOYING AND RUDE!!!! And to whomever that was being interrupted, if you’re in a conversation with someone else and someone else suddenly come and talk to you, please asked that rude person to wait till you’re done talking with the person you’re talking to or just ignore them! That’s what I USUALLY DO when someone interrupts me and another person talking, I’ll just ignore him/her till he/she gets the signal that I’m annoyed by what he’s/she’s doing and he/she will stop and wait!
And since I’ve been around with the Iranians these days, I noticed this a lot with the Iranians!!! (NO OFFENCE BUT IT JUST GETS ANNOYING EVERYTIME WHEN IT HAPPENS!) One minute I’m talking to a friend about something and suddenly another friend just came and suddenly just asked something which is not related to the conversation, for example, ‘HEY WHERE IS THE CONCERT?’ WTF?!?! And then the two will start talking and then when that friend comes back and wants to continue our previous conversation, it just doesn’t get that interesting anymore!
And earlier today at the café by the swimming pool before heading back to the house, me and my bf was talking about his friend who stole my dresses and was discussing about what to do with him (it was a pretty important conversation!) when suddenly one of his friend who was sitting opposite of me suddenly asked my bf something in Persian which I have no idea what the hell it was but I bet it was not important! And my bf started talking to him and when he got back to me, I just forgot about what we were talking about earlier, probably I was too mad about the interruption that I forget about what we talked earlier.
Another annoying situation would be when a group of people are talking and everyone is like competing with each other when they’re talking as if it’s a race of who can say more things or who can finish what they wanna say the fastest! It’s like everyone wants to talk and not giving any chance to everyone else to talk! Like seriously, if everyone is talking who's gonna listen?!?!?!? That happened once when my bf and I and his housemates were having dinner and it happened that I was talking and then 1 of his housemate just cut me and started talking about some shit! Was really mad coz of that I just stopped talking till they realized that. Then, I just ‘bombed’ them and told them they were really rude! Coz seriously it’s damn annoying! But still, they don’t changed! Still keep up with the rude habit!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Mirror Mirror!

Almost every girl owns at least one mirror but did you know that there are a lot more to mirrors than just being simple looking-glasses? I was reading an article on mirror the other day and I find it really interesting that I wanted to share it here!

There are a lot of superstitious and beliefs associated with mirrors, most of which started in this dim and distant past, when it was believed that a mirror actually reflected the soul of the person looking into it. As vampires (and some witches) were believed to have no souls, they could be identified by making them look into the mirror! How spooky is that….???

One mirror superstition which has been around for ages is the belief that when breaking a mirror, it will bring seven years of bad luck. This probably stemmed from the times when mirror was an expensive item. Breaking it would, therefore, be considered a great loss, especially in the case of a servant who broke a mirror belonging to her employer. The cost of replacement would probably be taken from the girl’s wages. If you are unlucky enough to smash a mirror, however don’t despair coz you can lessen the ‘curse’ by carefully wrapping the broken pieces in fabric (preferably red) and burying them in the ground. According to legend, this will reduce the seven years to seven days.

Other mirror superstitions say that a bride should never look at herself in a mirror once she’s fully dressed, as to do so will bring bad luck. Before taking a final look at herself, she should lay down her bouquet or remove a glove or something. If she does look, however, the bad luck can be cancelled by adding something simple, like a hair pin or a piece of jewellery.

Another old wives’ tale states that it is unlucky for a girl to look at her reflection for too long, especially after midnight. This was probably invented to stop young girls from becoming too vain. Likewise, telling girls that they would never marry if they looked at themselves in a mirror by candlelight, would definitely discourage vanity.

There are some romantic superstitions associated with mirrors too! It is said that a girl can tell how many years it will be until she marries by standing on a stone with her back to the full moon and a mirror in her hand. If she holds up the mirror she should see the reflection of the moon surrounded by lots of ‘mini-moons’. Each ‘mini-moon’ counts as a year until she marries (although it sounds more like a damaged mirror to me…)! Also, if you really fancy a boy you should be careful not to look into the mirror at the same time as him, coz that means you’ll never go out together. Well, some people believe it.

Whether or not you believe all these old mirror stories, there can be no denying that mirrors are very useful. Not only do they show us how we look, but they can also be used as decorations. A large mirror hung on a wall can make a small room look bigger or, if a light is placed in front of a mirror, it can make a darker room seem brighter.

Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and it can be interesting to look around junk shops and jumble sales for old mirrors. Broken or damaged frames can be repainted or decorated with beads or shells. It’s fun to do, and the end result will be original and cool! Just be careful not to break the glass, because you never know…..