Thursday, April 27, 2006


I remember when I was in elementary school in Kuwait, I used to look at the high school kids and the alumni that pop in for random visits as my idols of wisdom. Hell, I used to think grown-ups were the shit. They were older, so they must be filled in on everything I dream of knowing.

Last Christmas, I checked up on my old school and took a long walk through the familiar hallways. I passed by a little girl still in her single digits. She looked up at me in such awe and admiration. I smiled at her and went about in my way. However, if I had it any differently, I would’ve knelt down and said, “I’m just as clueless as you are.”

Frank Sinatra - When I Was 17
Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child
Seal Boy - Treehopper
Led Zeppelin - Down by the Seaside

David Copperfield Robbed at Gunpoint

at 4:14 AM


  1. Blogger ZinZinQ8 posted at 4:59 AM  
    Aint that the truth...the more you learn the more you realize you dont know jack...
  2. Blogger The Stallion posted at 8:04 AM  
    When I first graduated and came home I did that and I loved it! I walked around the entire school from their KD dept. all the way up to their A-level!

    I wanna do it again but since I work now it's hard to just take off and visit your school when you are the only competant worker your boss relies on! :oP
  3. Blogger Entrepreneur posted at 9:57 AM  
    Thats a sentimental thought, thinking back to school yeah i agree... "big people" we just that... "big" and very much wow.

    I was an extremely shy child. I wonder what happenned to me along the way ;)

    Stallion, they had a KD department? damn investment companies are getting aggressive!
  4. Blogger don_veto posted at 1:45 PM  
    I was the opposite, I thought I was always smarter than everyone else especially the older kids, which is not nescessarily true but I believed it.

    I love your illustrations, they started out as good and now have elevated to amazing.
  5. Blogger Temetwir posted at 3:57 PM  
    that's very very true

    we used to play this stupid game in the yard, where u have 2 teams at either side.. and throw tennis balls, basically ur team gets a point if no1 grabs the ball over at the other side

    kent akthar wa7ed yeshage7 el kowar when someone of the 'older kids' was in one of the teams, and said it was by fault

    in reality, i did it for street cred

  6. Blogger Temetwir posted at 3:59 PM  
    ps: just a thought

    i wonder what ur diagram would have conveyed if "you" were a guy

    .. the way i see the world
  7. Blogger Fedo posted at 4:07 PM  
    Except we are more confused. Life used to be simple.
  8. Blogger Sedna posted at 4:44 PM  
    I remember when I was in elementary school in Kuwait, I used to look at the high school kids and the alumni that pop in for random visits as my idols of wisdom.
    Same here! Would do anything to go see my old school. Haven't seen it again after graduation...
  9. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:52 PM  
    Zinzin: Lol, yup :)

    Stallion: 3ishtaw, competent worker :P La that's very good *applauds Stallion* Visiting your school brings back good memories :) Different places roam around, but you were there first :P

    Entre: Heh, shy kid :P And we're big, but that's about it...Kids see things differently...

    Don_Veto: Heh, thanks :) I try...
    Well, when I was in elementary school, I used to think bigger kids were the shizz. When I was in middle school, however, I thought I had all the answers. This continued until I arrived college where life kicked me in the shins. Great learning experience though...

    Temetwir: Hehehe :P And what do you mean by the second comment? I didn't quite get that...if I was a guy, how would I have seen things you mean?

    Fedo: Exactly :)

    Sedna: Ollah! La, I love it there. PRIDE! :P~
  10. Blogger Kleio posted at 12:02 AM  
    Aww...that made me kinda sad. When I was in elementary school in ASK in the early 80s, I had one sister approaching middle school and another in high school, and whenever one of them or their friends would pass by they'd say hi to me and all my friends used to think I was so cool cos I knew the older kids. Now one of my sisters teaches at ASK and I go visit her class sometimes and it amazes me how small they are. That used to be us! The sad part is, I spent most of my life on the Surra campus at ASK (which closed down in 95), and so most of my memories are there. I've been trying to get a group of alumni to get up the nerve to go and jump the wall one day and explore but nobody else has the guts!
  11. Blogger Fouad posted at 4:59 AM  
    clueless and cute :)
  12. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:49 AM  
    klei: Ahhh, Surra campus, that's old school :P It was a little bit crowded over there though, but cozy...I wonder what happened to it...I'd have to say that high school was the best years of my life :)

    Fedo: Haha :P~
  13. Blogger 3baid posted at 11:55 AM  
    I've always felt that I was smarter as a kid than being a grown up because adults have, "fixed minds". (and I hated growing up)
  14. Blogger A Daydreamer posted at 2:38 PM  
    i just visited my old middle school and high school in kuwait last year and it was sooooo THE SAME!! but those places used to be sooo big in my eyes but now they are not so big... its funny how we used to see things so big when we were little... and how the high school kids were soooooo OLD! hehe
  15. Blogger 7tenths posted at 3:13 PM  
    Ahh to be a kid again :) Candy, sleep & number 2 is all we ever had to do ;)
  16. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:40 PM  
    3baid: That's very true actually. Kids see things from an "untampered" point of view.

    Daydreamer: Yeah, those used to be our worlds for 18 years! For me, everything looked the same but I didn't quite like the idea that the ninth graders there had on more makeup than me!

    7tenths: Haha, leave it to 7 for a smooth clincher ;P
  17. Blogger Fouad posted at 5:44 PM  
  18. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:29 AM  
    Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fouad Fedo...Confusion! Je suis très désolé :))

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