June 05, 2008

What I Learned This Week - Part One

I have really had a hard time writing of late. I am not quite sure why, as I have had no shortage of thoughts, and an adequate amount of time. I think my problem has been that I've been writing mostly long posts of late, and have hesitated to write simple, thoughtful posts that reflected what was on my mind at the time.

I'd like to write a post at least once a week, even if it means having "filler". So I will try starting a simple series of posts about "what I learned this week". These posts might not contain much insight, but will serve as a repository for my own memories, and hopefully become a springboard for deeper insights.

So, what I learned this week, part one:
  1. A lot can happen in 35 seconds.

  2. But being one second late can be disastrous.

  3. Good character is of extreme importance to one's life and hereafter.

  4. The standard rules of respect and courtesy don't apply on crowded buses.

Update 2008.06.06: And within the last few minutes, I have learned something new. Now, lying awake, I am now wondering if it was all a case of mistaken identity.


  1. did I ever mention I hate cryptic blog posts? :)

    Okay, so I'm a hypocrite...

  2. P.S., An addition to point 4:
    The standard rules of respect and courtesy don't apply on crowded buses... and tube trains. :(

    "Now, lying awake"... you can type while lying down? Cool. Actually, I have been doing that quite a bit lately. I usually leave my iPod on my bedside table before I sleep, and end up checking (and sometimes replying to) e-mails and other stuff, while I wait to fully awaken the next day. :D

  3. iMuslim,

    How do you use your iPod?

  4. iMuslim: Most of those points wouldn't be so cryptic to people who know me personally. Anyway, I have a few things i want to write that would be less cryptic, I just needed something to break out of funk.

    Your second comment appears to be a rather unnecessary plug for your infamous iPod Touch. :)

    Gess: It's an iPod Touch ... it has wireless connectivity and a web browser. Pretty cool piece of gadgetry, I must admit.

  5. Assalaamu'alaykum

    Weekly inspirations have run dry?