Cyrano de Bergerac

AN EXCERPT

She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature- a sweet perfumed rose in whose petal cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my lady when she strides through Paris!

what is love by louis de bernieres

“when you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then it subsides. and when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not to desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of you body. No.. dont blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are, Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”

Feelings being a pakistani | superbanswer

I am a Pakistani and I’m Proud to tell this to everyone. I love my Country no matter how is it.My country is much better than other countries in regards with the standards of the army.

Pakistan has the world’s most efficient Army and I’m proud to say it was ranked No.1 in 2015. I’m proud of our ex commander-in-chief Raheel Sharif, who,in my view, is the best commander-in-chief of all times.

I’m proud of the citizens of Pakistan, who can stand and voice against any situations. I’m proud of the brave soldiers of our country who are ready to die for our country. I would like to give a salute to all mothers who groom their children to serve for Pakistan

importance of having friends

Friends are the secret reservoirs. Friends are the ones to share all the little and large secrets and happening of the life.

Secrets about our crush, the kiss, the date, our family problems, the mishaps, the embarrassing moments, the funny stories and the list cover anything and everything in life.

in difficult situations they help us to boost our confidence. the best thing i like about having friends that once it is strong no tornadoes or hurricane will ever be able to break it

life without friends are extremely boring. You are then deprived of that important happiness you should have during your school days. Those who don’t have or who don’t make friends are actually, sort of, in my view, are harming themselves as they would not be able to share there problems. There are some problems that a person faces during his school years and sometimes that problem can’t be discussed with parents(in some cases) and sometimes only friends are able to solve it.
So i suggest people should make friends to boost their life’s happiness but also to be kept in mind the responsibility towards it

inspirational quotes by benjamin franklin

Inspirational quotes:

1. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “Drive thy business or it will drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin

3. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

4. “If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Who is wise? He that learns from every one.” – Benjamin Franklin

8. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

9. “Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.” – Benjamin Franklin

10th Benjamin Franklin Quote – “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

why i would love to live in canada

Why  i would love to live in canada:

Canada, in my view, is one of the best countries in the world. it’s better than Pakistan i must say.here is no pollution and the environment is safe and healthy to grow up.

It has world’s best universities like university of Toronto but the problem is that the university fees is way to much lyk 1 lac per semester? its too much for a person who is aiming to study in Canada. from my point of view there should be no fee.. yes not at all..because after that many people would then apply in these big universities.

If they can’t do this they should bring the amount down..Germany have brilliant universities and the reason why more people apply there because they have no uni fees.There are lots of amusement parks and recreational centres which Pakistan, sadly,donot have. i would like to live in Canada forever and ever but my intentions are to benefit Pakistan from whatever i will,or, going to learn there. And inshallah, one day i am going to make Pakistan equal or much better than Canada in educational standards.

pakistan zindabad!

is social media a blessing or a curse?

Social networking is not a blessing for students.

Social networks are not good for students. Social networks are a waste of time and distract students from their school work. Also, students are under enormous pressure from their friends to keep their profiles up to date. It can be overwhelming for students to have to take care of a second, online identity.

Social networking is networking

Social networking is simply an evolution of social communication, and its strengths and weaknesses are found offline in day-to-day interactions as well. The internet simply amplifies these factors and effects. So it’s simply the evolution of human communication, and needs to be embraced instead of fought against. That’s something we need to learn.

Yes, social networking is good for students.

Although social networking comes with its own problems, there is no doubt that it has benefits for today’s young people and that the kind of communication they have with each other can foster better relationships and more interaction. This can help studies as well as social situations, and probably this will change the shape of information gathering over the next decade.

Children need it

As to my opinion they can keep friendships with others.They can spend their leisure effectively.And also kind of fun too.Enjoyable.No stress they feel happy.They can do many favourite things by it.I think children need social networks.Im sure.So as the technology moves up children should allow to be on social networks…

Social networking is a blessing for students.

Social networking is a blessing for students. It is not only a blessing to them but for everyone that wants to contact people from all over the world without having to leave their home. I think students can make friends with whomever they want and if they are forced to move by their parents one day then those friendships are not lost.

It can be, but also a curse.

Social networking can be great for students because you can organize study groups, keep in touch with people, and share information at an unbelievable pace. However, it can also be a curse because there are a lot of negative things that happen on social media that can harm students too.

In moderation it is…

Social networking can be a blessing or a curse for a huge number of groups, and it, like so many other things, can only be considered in the context of how people use it. Social networking can benefit students or professionals in general, allowing long distance collaboration and increases in the availability of information.

Social networking sites are NOT a blessing.

Many popular social network sites are adding more unnecessary stress to student’s lives. The increase of social networks, in addition to their widespread use, has created the demand for people to be available 24/7. This completely removes any sense of privacy that once existed. These days, youth are never really alone, and because of this bullying has also become a serious risk.

No, social networking isn’t a blessing for young people.

Social networking is not a blessing for students. It can make them feel left out if they don’t have a large social network. It can also be an added stress, since kids are not only living their real lives, but also additional virtual lives where they often try to present a different persona than they really have. Cyber bullying is also a real risk, and another reason social networking is anything but a blessing.

No not a blessing just a change in society

Social networking is not a blessing for students but rather a shift in society. If they didn’t have social networking there would be a different form of communication there. Social networking is simply the current trend in the times and will be replaced by future technology in the years to come.

most motivational quotes

On Pinterest, Tumblr, or other similar sites, we tend to see a lot of quotes designed to motivate or inspire us. Words can be found for a range of emotions, personal traits, and life events, but some quotes are just universal nuggets of wisdom. You know the ones – those quotes that give you “Aha!” moments of inspiration or meaningful insights into your personal and professional lives.

They are the words you want to print out and tape up on your wall so you’ll see them every day. More importantly, they’re not always about business and the hustle, as they can simply be about compassion, friendship, or happiness. There is no singular or “right” kind of inspiration or motivation. Whatever you need in the moment, that is the “right” kind for you.

1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.”  Andrew Hendrixson

2.”Dont spend time beating on a wall, hoping it to transform into a door.”- coco Chanel

3. “creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

4. “if the plan doesnt work, change the plan,but never change the goal.”

5. “I destroy my enemies when i make them friends.” Abraham Lincoln

 

10 reasons not to live in dubai

10 reasons not to live in Dubai:

Living in Dubai is not wonderful and glamorous, as many would have you believe.  Forget about what you’ve read, seen, and heard; those shiny buildings and manmade islands are all just smoke and mirrors.  There are so many things wrong with this place that I have decided to compile a list, a must read if you are considering a potential move to Dubai.

1. There is no standard address system making mail-to-the door delivery impossible.  In fact, it makes anything nearly impossible.  The taxi driver, here for only two days, and having learned English from old Beatles albums has no clue where your house is.  He won’t tell you that of course, he’ll just keep calling and saying, “Okay, okay.  Yeah, yeah.”  When you purchase something that requires delivery they do not have an address line, but a box where you are expected to draw a map.  Not able to draw a map?  Explain like this: I live on the street after the airport road, but before the roundabout.  Go past the mosque and make a U-turn.

2. The government blocks all web sites that it deems “offensive” to the “religious, moral, and cultural values” of the UAE.  That’s hard to swallow for a freedom loving American, but I get it.  I do not understand, however, why all VOIP access and related web sites are blocked.  I guess the government also takes offense to people inexpensively contacting their families back home.  You’re welcome to call using the analog service provided by the government-owned telephone monopoly, but it will cost you a whole lot more.  So much so, in fact, your frequency of calls will be greatly diminished if you can afford them at all.  The government says VOIP is blocked for security reasons, yet even the residents of communist China and North Korea have access to these inexpensive calls.

3. It is really hot outside.  Not Florida in July hot; Hot as if you were locked in a car in Florida in July with sufficient humidity to make it feel as though you are drowning.  Hot as in 120 degrees with nearly 100% humidity.  Do not look to the wind for relief.  This is the equivalent of pointing a hairdryer on full blast directly at your face.  Pour fine moon dust-like sand over your head as you do this and you get the picture.

4. There are too few trees, plants, and grass – or living things aside from us crazy humans, for that matter.Ever see a bird pant?  I have.  In my opinion, human beings were not meant to live in such a place.  If we were, there would be sufficient water and shade.The only greenery around are the roadside gardens planted by the Government, who waters the hell out of them in the middle of the day.

Thanks a lot!  Didn’t you say we should cut down on our water consumption because you are unable to keep up with the demand? I have an idea: let’s all move someplace where it’s not 120 degrees outside.

5. This country prides itself so much on its glitz and glamour that it put a picture of its 7-star hotel on the license plate. Yet, the public toilets in the king-of-bling Gold Souk district are holes in the ground with no toilet paper or soap.Hoses to rinse your nether regions, however, are provided.This results in a mass of water on the floor that you must stand in to pee.Try squatting without touching anything and keeping your pants from touching anything either.Oh yeah.  It’s 120 degrees in there too.

6. This country encourages businesses to hire people from other poor countries to come here and work.They have them sign contracts that are a decade long and then take their passports.  Even though taking passports is supposedly illegal, the Government knows it happens and does nothing to enforce the law. These poor people are promised a certain pay, but the companies neglect to tell them they will be deducting their cost of living from their paychecks, leaving them virtually penniless – that is, if they choose to pay them.  Companies hold back paychecks for months at a time.  When the workers strike as a result, they are jailed.  Protesting is illegal, you see (apparently this law IS enforced). These people will never make enough to buy a ticket home and even if they do, they do not have their passports.  They live crammed in portables with tons of others, in highly unsanitary conditions.  The kicker: they are building hotels that cost more to stay in for one night than they will make in an entire year.  Things are so bad that a number of laborers are willing to throw themselves in front of cars because their death would bring their family affluence in the form of diya, blood money paid to the victim’s family as mandated by the government.

7. Things are not cheaper here.  I’m sick of people saying that.  I read the letters to the editor page of the paper and people say to those who complain about the cost of living rising here, “Well, it’s cheaper than your home country or you wouldn’t be here.”    The only thing cheaper here is labor.  Yes, you can have a maid – but a bag of washed lettuce  will cost you almost $10.

8. There are traffic cameras everywhere.  I consider this cheating.  Where are the damn cops?  I drove around this city for weeks before I ever even saw a cop.  Trust me, they need traffic cops here.  People drive like idiots. It’s perfectly okay to turn left from the far right lane, but speeding even just a couple of kilometers over will get you fined.  These cameras are placed strategically as you come down hills, or just as the speed limit changes.  Before you know it…BAM!  Fined.  Forget to pay the bill and your car will be impounded..

9. The clothing some of these women wear makes no sense to me.  I understand that as part of your religion you are required to dress in a particular way, but a black robe over your jeans and turtleneck and cover your head when it is 120 degrees outside?  In the gym some women wear five layers of clothing…sweatpants and T-shirts over sweaters with headscarves.  Yet the men’s clothing makes absolute sense: white, airy, and nothing underneath but their skivvies.

10. People stare at you.  I am sick of being stared at.  I’m stared at by men who have never seen a fair-skinned brown-eyed woman before, or who have and think we are all prostitutes so it’s okay to stare.  They stare at me when I am fully covered , and even follow me around.  It’s beyond creepy and has brought me to tears on more than one occasion.  The staring is not limited to men, either