Monday, June 19, 2006

just a thought.. another thought

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Another project.. another business plan.. a marketing plan.. a branding plan.. a breathing plan .. a not-go-insane plan.. will it ever work?.. is this the one?.. have I finally reached my goal?.. or is it just another project.. another plan..


Another day.. another cup of coffee.. another newspaper.. another road.. to another meeting.. that leads to another business trip.. another hotel.. another room.. and another man to go with it.. will it ever work?.. is he the one?.. or is it just another fling.. another man..

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Posted by SaudiEve at 3:37 AM

44 Comments

  1. Blogger raf* posted at 10:27 AM, June 19, 2006  
    dear e,

    now you sound like a ... MAN. oh, wait ... women ... ARE like men ... and vice versa.

    similar anxieties.

    similar hopes.

    who knew?

    --raf*
  2. Blogger Mystique posted at 3:58 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Another man.. another fling.. will it ever work
    that is deep ya eve. I've always questioned this, and so far, it never works...

    Raf,
    I agree..
  3. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 8:24 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Hi Eve,

    I think that you are bored. The solution is to be involved in some charity work, take as an example or model Angelica Jolie.

    good luck
  4. Anonymous USA Bill posted at 8:36 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I am new to your blog but I have been reading some of your past posts and I really enjoy it. I live just outside of New York City and appreciate your view of the world. Keep it up!
  5. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 8:40 PM, June 19, 2006  
    You Saudi's need more freedom. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll don't corrupt societies....censorship does.
  6. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 8:54 PM, June 19, 2006  
    What's the status of your blog being blocked in SA? I saw the news article, with the URL to your blog, and decided to check it out...but I see that you're on line. Are you still being blocked? Don't let them get away with this, the bullies!

    Mick
  7. Anonymous Gabe posted at 8:57 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Eve,

    I am touched with what you have been doing. I found your link through Yahoo News, Titled, "Saudi women unveil opinions online".

    I hope and pray that your country will ease their restrictions and allow you and other women from your country to express whatever they feel they need to get off their chest.

    --From Ohio, Gabe.
  8. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 8:58 PM, June 19, 2006  
    The Catholic church censored everything because they had things they were not proud of to hide. A lot of Muslim men like some Christian's want to keep their " superiority" over women by limiting their freedom. I am a very happy married man who respect his wife's opinions and beliefs and she loves me even more for that. Controling other people beliefs in our age of ease of communication such as the internet is futile. I respect all religions, as long as they preach loving others, not controling or hate. keep up the good work !
    Frederic from Mississippi, U.S.A
  9. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:06 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Eve : What a great refreshing breeze!! Enjoy the freedom that life offers to all humans away from readers of old, dusty books.
  10. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:11 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I love your blog. Please keep writing. Maybe you could write a book about women in Saudi Arabia. I'd love to learn more about women from there. I will pray that one day all women around the world will be seen as equal to men.
  11. Anonymous quietshytype posted at 9:12 PM, June 19, 2006  
    your blog is extremely refreshingly intriguing. Keep up the good work. I feel that if Saudi allows it's women to post their views, then it opens up an opportunity for the world to see within their world-per se.
  12. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:20 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I also read about your blog on the news site. Continue to persevere!
  13. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:21 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Dear Eve, This is the first time I've heard of your blogs. It appears that you are becoming famous in the Internet world! I believe your thoughts are beautiful and forthright. I am saddened that there is opression for the women in your country, but also glad that you are still able to expereince the joys of the world in some way. I will surely stop by your blog space now and then to view your thoughts. May God bless you.
  14. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:28 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Meda:

    There will always be challenges in life. Being blocked by an insecure mail dominated establishment is NO challenge, it is sign of how desparate they are, and how strong you can be.
  15. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:28 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Dear Eve,
    you live in a country which has two most sacred places in the world like jerusalem. Two places where you should feel closer to God and muhammad, a man who freed women from the jahiliyya oppressions.

    Read the Quran and you will find the freedom.
    Dont ask freedom from man/human coz you wont get it.
    Ask and pray to Allah, the God of Adam , Noah, Jesus, Abraham and Muhammad.
    and keep on your life in the best and most beautiful way. Peace.
  16. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:33 PM, June 19, 2006  
    hello,

    just read about u , blogging and Saudi Arabia in Yahoo.

    Considering the conditions..u r courageous and i hope u allthe best. :)
    keep blogging!!!
  17. Blogger Amit posted at 9:41 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Eve,u have an equal right as every man on this earth has to expres urself and do whatever u feel like .One day all those MCP's wud realise the kind of blunders and mistakes they have been committing.I appreciate all ur endeavours,Keep it up.
    Amit Sharma(India)
  18. Blogger ParadiseLost posted at 9:46 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I hate stalking, BUT i was hooked to your blog and decided to leave you a comment. I find it very difficult to say this.... but it HARDLY ever works. It seems we aren't the lucky ones who find the precious once since according to my mom, girls like us are "damned forever in our own hell!" Whatever the fuck thats supposed to mean. But on trying to side optimistic, "don't lose hope" even though thats hard to do.
  19. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:48 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Saudi's and Arabs alike come to the United States and in no time they begin to cry out loud complaining about there human rights and religious beliefes being violated and not to mention the freedom of speech.
    My question is why they dont complain in there own countries (KSA or other Muslim Countries) Why not give the people the freedom to choose and the freedom to speak out? This is what I call living by the sword!! We are in the 21st Century and wonder how long would it take to have people decide what religion they want to practice without being killed and to speak out with out being pushed in jail. Where is human rights in that part of the world?
  20. Blogger Urban Vegan posted at 9:50 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Hi Eve. You must work in advertising, like me.

    Familairity breeds contempt. Life can seem banal at times, but it can also be wonderful.

    Your blog is wonderful.
  21. Anonymous Leon R hq2ndbn12thmar@yahoo.com posted at 9:52 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Eve,
    Your blog busters are sounding a lot like the Jew owned and controlled news medeia and Yahoo here in America and possibly our own government.
  22. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:57 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I seek refuge in Allah in order to be saved from the accursed devil.

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Most Mericiful.

    Oh Allah I seek refuge in you from the mischief of the dajjal (anti-christ). It appears that you have come under the influence of the jiin. You should try reading Sura Jiin of the Holy Qur'an seven times for seven straight days to weaken the influence on you.

    You do not have to live your life to please the non-Muslims perverts who try to glorify an immoral way of life. You are not whore or an evil witch. Just being fooled by the shaitan into thinking what shaitan wants is what you want.

    I have no hate for you that is why I will pray for you.

    Peace to You!
    Muhammad Jamaal
    U.S.A born Muslims
    JSL1419@aol.com
  23. Anonymous Lisa posted at 9:58 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Keep blogging, please. It is interesting to peek inside the head of a woman from another country. Understanding can lead to acceptance and then *gasp* perhaps peace.
  24. Anonymous Eternal posted at 10:05 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I applaud you hun! Keep blogging away...to hell with the male run government!
  25. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:12 PM, June 19, 2006  
    EVE
    Thanks for your comments that will help other women begin to express theirselves.The BIBLE tell Men and Women how to act.God does not oppress women,but Man has put the restrictions on them.The perfect example we should follow is GOD'S Son Jesus.He showed us how a woman is to be treated.
    kljohns@pacbell.net
  26. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:19 PM, June 19, 2006  
    i found your blog today. i really only stopped at first because i've learned about similiar issues in college recently. i am more aware. i can't sit here and pretend i know what to say. i don't know how it feels to have your freedom of speech struggles. i rarely feel oppressed as a woman. in fact, experience a lot of power should i choose to use it. my fiance and i have equal love, and in fact he does anything that he can to make me happy and safe.
    i don't know how this is different from you. i'm sorry that i cannot relate nor do i have the knowledge to help you. i've looked to you as a real life information source rather than relying on textbooks (which are always written wrong).
    good luck with life and love and happiness. you are so strong. not many are.
  27. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:20 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I just came across the article on censored blogs and decided to check out what was happening in your blog.

    as flawed as humanity can be, the urge to communicate ideas is one of our strongest drives.

    billions of witnesses to billions of stories that tell us how we're doing while we're doing.

    Don't believe all that nonsense about nouns. Humanity is a verb.

    -ray
    Brooklyn, NY
  28. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:23 PM, June 19, 2006  
    So - do saudi guys go down on you?
  29. Anonymous Tony P. (USA) posted at 10:26 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Hi Eve, I normally don't read blogs, but I was touched by yours. You are a flower in the desert, I imagine many more flowers unseen exist around you, I wish you and them the freedom of individual existence unrestricted by mediocre minds. Good Luck,
    Tony

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    Albert Einstein
  30. Blogger Mexigogue posted at 10:29 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Greetings from the Great Satan, I mean, the United States! I'll read more when I get home!
  31. Anonymous Brie posted at 10:31 PM, June 19, 2006  
    it takes two to committ adultery.
    only the woman is called a whore and scorned.
    her sentence would be stoned to death.
    they decide to bring her before Jesus, in an attempt to catch him off guard.
    they ask what they should do, because the law stated she be stoned.
    she's standing there, scared, probably half or fully naked, and embarrassed.
    your God teaches mercy and love.
    but the law says to kill her.
    which is it?
    if Jesus were to say kill her, he would go against everything he tried to preach.
    if Jesus said let her live, he would be tried for treason and killed himself.
    so Jesus started writing in the sand - it was never specified as to what.
    some believe it was a list of the sins Jesus knew the men in front of him had committed.
    he stopped, looked at them, and continued writing.
    she stood there, scared.
    when Jesus finished, he stood up, looked at them, and said, "he who is without sin cast the first stone."
    not one could do it.

    man is no better than woman.
    Jesus taught us how to love a woman, equally.
  32. Blogger Mexigogue posted at 10:33 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Terrible comment brie. You forgot, in the words of Bob Dylan:

    "Everybody must get stoned."
  33. Anonymous ted posted at 10:48 PM, June 19, 2006  
    actually funny you should quote Bob Dylan. anyone who likes him knows that he loves to play on numbers. of course there are always many Many differing ideas as to what Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 have to do with numbers. You can multiply 12 and 35 and get 420 - symbol for smoking marijuana. however the one that is most interesting is that they’re also both biblically important. Twelve, as in tribes and apostles, and 35 as a number of the apocalyptic proportion, as stated in the formula of Revelation, “a time, and times, and half a time”, i.e. 1 of any unit, plus 2 of it, plus a half = 3.5 and any of its multiples, like 7, or 70, or 35. The formula occurs, in fact, in chapter 12 of Revelation: “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” (‘Rainy Day Women’,
    anyone?) “And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her
    mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his
    mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (“They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to be so good” anyone?).

    i happen to be a huge fan of him. most of that information is taken off a website that discusses the song's meaning
  34. Anonymous Kelly Johnston posted at 11:05 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Keep up the good work. I like your writing style. I found your blog through a news article and I'll be reading it frequently :)
  35. Blogger Rambukk posted at 11:08 PM, June 19, 2006  
    I just ran into your blog. It´s good. Please keep writing. Don´t let them stop you.
  36. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 11:11 PM, June 19, 2006  
    Yr Maria read>>>shows you have a deep deep soul woman>>>it just shows in how you are making others lives feel so warm to you>>>may the souls be with you
  37. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 12:20 AM, June 20, 2006  
    I wish to welcome you back and hope that you end up with the freedoms that we should all enjoy. Questioning the status quo should not be illegal or immoral. Everyone's beliefs and ideas of their own value systems should be accepted. You have my support!
  38. Anonymous Chiley posted at 12:29 AM, June 20, 2006  
    Just curious what do you think will happen in apx. 20 years with all the well educated women of both Iran and your own country?

    I have heard that the graduation rated among women is Apx 60 - 65%. Now that leaves 40 - 35% of their counter parts graduating. With those stats, would it mean that women will be more educated than their counter parts thus implys higher postions and more control of the country?
  39. Blogger nasara posted at 12:56 AM, June 20, 2006  
    yeah... u said it all. life is getting boring but i believe one lively up oneself as bob marley said. get into something seriuos eve before u go bonkers. aping the west can never be the solution as we see in u.
  40. Blogger nasara posted at 1:05 AM, June 20, 2006  
    yeah... u said it all. life is getting boring but i believe one can lively up oneself as bob marley said. get into something seriuos eve before u go bonkers. aping the west can never be the solution as we see in u.
  41. Anonymous victim of your muse posted at 1:26 AM, June 20, 2006  
    Hi "Saudi Eve", I just want to tell you that something I struggle with is cultural relativism. I have the most respect for other cultures than anyone else in the world, yet I can't find it in my heart to believe that Saudi women are truely happy with that their status and the things forced upon them, or that women who are victims of female circumcision happily oblige getting their clitoris removed to prevent them from having any sexual pleasure for the rest of their lives. I just want to know what you think about that and what Saudi women really feel. I have a lot of Saudi male friends who tell me they do all this out of protection for the women and their best interests but I want to know, I need to know the truth! Please post a blog on this. You are famous, I read about you in the paper. I don't know if you ever thought this would happen, but the world knows about you now. Thank you for being my muse!
  42. Anonymous ydolem posted at 2:47 AM, June 20, 2006  
    Eve:

    I hope your blog (and everyone else's blog) stays up. I have a question. I had a Syrian friend who used to drive his mom every-where to "protect her". I asked him if he never let her go for a walk on her own to the market. He said no.

    Some (male) Saudis that I talked to in college stated that the veils, the seclusion, the limitations are to protect women from men. Well, my question is:

    Why do these men believe themselves to be so weak that they cannot restrain themselves and are tempted by free, unveiled women? It seems very hypocritical to me (not that any of us in the West aren't hypocritical!).

    C'mon, Saudi men, I'm rooting for you to SHOW RESTRAINT and NOT be a danger to unveiled, modern women.

    Signed
    A 50 year old teacher who enjoys travelling alone throughout the world.
  43. Blogger Colette posted at 4:40 AM, June 20, 2006  
    Eve,

    I just linked to your blog.

    I hope you will continue to blog about your adventures (even the ones that seem mundane)...

    I think you are wonderful
  44. Anonymous mnchicago@sbcglobal.net posted at 8:24 PM, June 20, 2006  
    If you can do anything at all to
    expand the parochial POV and all
    the paranoia that attends the male
    Muslim mind, I wish you the best.

    I have no god, but I have myself,
    and the golden rule does not bear
    the burden of religious dictum, so
    offends no one, and serves all.

    If you understand, things are as
    they are; and if you do not
    understand, things are as they are.

    Be your best, Saudi Eve!

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