Midnight philosophy part.2

Do not love half lovers
Do not entertain half friends
Do not indulge in works of the half talented
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death
If you choose silence, then be silent
When you speak, do so until you are finished
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent
If you accept, then express it bluntly
Do not mask it
If you refuse then be clear about it 
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance
Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes
Half a drink will not quench your thirst
Half a meal will not satiate your hunger
Half the way will get you no where
Half an idea will bear you no results
Your other half is not the one you love
It is you in another time yet in the same space
It is you when you are not
Half a life is a life you didn’t live,
A word you have not said
A smile you postponed
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know
To reach and not arrive
Work and not work
Attend only to be absent
What makes you a stranger to them closest to you
and they strangers to you
The half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being
You are a whole that exists
to live a life not half a life
Gibran Khalil Gibran

Truth is beauty by Marco Cochrane (Burning Man festival 2013)

Hi there buddies.

You might have guessed that spirituality is something that compels to me, well I’ve been wondering about many aspects lately. Life and death, rebirth, karma, good and evil… Fear especially. Us, as humans, were born with fear, and entire belief systems were built on it because it’s probably the strongest feeling of all. You can say it’s love, but we didn’t reach that level yet (spiritual level), we don’t know how strong love can be, how much we can create, and destroy just by the presence or lack of this simple concept: love.

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7 inspiring quotes that will teach you memorable life lessons !

Hi there blog friends, November is here with its rainy weather, lazy Sundays and boring afternoons. For some reason, I completely adore this type of weather, say i’m a ‘cold’ person. Anyhow, today’s entry is about 7 quote i would love to share with you guys, feel free to share, like and discuss.

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  •  “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” Nelson Mandela

Learn to forgive, or at least forget. Resentment, grudge and anger only hurts you, so focus your energy on something productive and positive instead of holding on into all these negative vibes.

  • The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.” Thomas Carlyle

Working on our flaws is ten times easier when we know about them. It’s like getting cold in a dark room with multiple windows and not knowing where the cold is coming from. Once the open window is localised, it becomes a target and the person’s energy can focus on it completely.

  • We will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Bruxton

The thing about time is that the less you have to do, the less time you have to do it in. Bad time management and procrastination are the reason behind this, and it is crucial to learn how to manage not only our time, but how we use our time.

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My top 5 movies of the month

Hello internet buddies! I’m a movie addict, and today’s entry is about 5 movies i watched this month and that i would love to share with you today.

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1) Tomboy (2011). I read a critic of this french movie on a magazine few years ago, only to borrow it from a dear friend of mine this October. And i must admit the movie is even better than it’s review. A touching story, a beautiful movie and incredible actress Zoe Héran.

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2) My cousin Vinny (1992). My Cousin Vinny is probably one of the most brilliant comedies i watched lately. There is simply so much to love about this movie.
First, this is not simply a slapstick comedy, the dialogue in this film is terrifically funny. The writers were able to turn a boring courtroom script into something extremely witty. Such an underrated comedy.

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3) Wadjda (2012). The movie was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director (Haifaa El Mansour), the story itself isn’t attracting but the circumstances of the shooting, the reality the movie captures and the genuine acting of Waad Mohammed, who plays Wadjda turn this flick into a must watch. I saw the complete film on YouTube ( here’s the link ), and i think it beautifully portrays the Saudi women and how things are slowly changing.

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4) Antoine et Antoinette (1947). Jacques Becker transformed this french wafer-thin comedy romance into an encapsulation of the Parisian working class.The story gets under way when a valuable lottery ticket is lost, sending hero, heroine and us into a tizzy. If you enjoy good old’ black and white comedies, make sure you watch Becker’s movie.

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5) What a wonderful world (2006). “Moroccan actor/director Faouzi Bensaïdi’s promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world-wide web of associations and consequences.”  (source) The genre of this movie is a little black, but it turns the movie into something visually inventive (i especially liked the James Bond 60’s inspired theme).

What movies did you especially enjoy this month? Feel free to comment in th section bellow, to share and like. Best vibes, xo

FZ

7 healthy tips of the day

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1) Get strong, not skinny! Exercise daily, or weekly depending on your schedule, goal and motivation but never go on a diet to ‘lose weight’, if you decide to go on a diet (based on your doctor’s prescription), do it so you can have a healthier lifestyle and a fit body. Skinny is ugly, dumb and disgusting, strong isn’t.

2) Think water ! Drink at least 2L of water a day, it’s the best gift you can give to your body. Forget about soda and coke, and prefer water, infused tea and freshly pressed juice.

3) Embrace the laughter therapy every day! An old Yiddish proverb says, “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”  A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system. I recommend you check this article : “7 health benefits of laughter”.

4) Instead of chosing diet, read Ivan Gavriloff’s book “Dine with a fork” and follow his great ” Fork it ” concept. Forget about all you can’t eat with a fork, including Nutella, peanut butter and chips.

5) Start the day with an apple, or apple juice. “One apple a day, keep the doctor away” might be a little exaggerated but the fruit is rich in vitamin A, B and C, in oligo-elements and fructose, so it can be  great boost for your day.

6) Copy your kitty cat. Learn to do stretching exercises at the moment you wake up. It boosts blood circulation and digestion, and eases back pain. You can also include some ab workouts or push ups.

7) Sleep better. Stop the yo-yo sleeping habit: 9 hours of sleep today and only 5 the day after. Be consistent, if 5 hours of sleep are enough resting time for you then stick with the same amount of sleep, the same goes for longer amounts (shorter can’t be normal, if you have less than 5 hours of sleep a day, you should seek help immediately).

10 tips to do well on a job-university interview

 

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  • Prepare your meeting beforehand. Who are you going to speak to, why you’re meeting up for in the first place, what company-university do you want to have access to… Answering these questions, and collecting data about the people you’ll be talking to and place you want to enter will take you places. Visualize how the meeting will go, write down some of the questions you think they’ll obviously ask you, and other less obvious questions and find the best answer you can give to each one of them. Describing yourself in few minutes, the reason why you’re at the meeting, your goals and hobbies… these are the most commonly asked questions, and you SHOULD have a great answer to provide the jury, or else you will give the impression of being careless and uninterested.
  • Dress to impress. It is true that appearance counts, so prepare your outfit few days before and remember that the first thing the jury will see is your clothes, so dress lightly, and keep things simple. Pick an outfit you feel comfortable in but that is respectful and sober. Classics are the best when it comes to meetings.
  • First impressions count the most. Smile to the jury, make small chat with the person who walks you in, make a comment about the place or situation when you have the chance to break the tension that rules in the room during the meeting… But as pointed at before: keep things simple and just go with the flow, don’t try to astonish the jury too hard or make unnecessary comments or jokes (don’t you even start with the jokes, what you think is funny at the time of the interview will usually turn out extremely boring).

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