Some pictures. Depending on flash and lighting, some colors may appear fancier than the real thing.

Ma chena bel Khairan? heh

Notice that there are no sheets, and no covers. Much more important stuff on my hands.

Since it's a two bedroom apartment, I decided to keep one for my 'stuff' and one for just sleeping in. The one with the all the stuff obviously needs some attention. By Sunday inshalla done with, nothing major.

I've got two of these.

Tekrimoon. The stupid sink drives me crazy every single time abi atwatha.

Something my sister and niseeby gave me. It was like a joke, you know a 'cheap' goodbye. It's no joke to me, I just look at it and feel right at home.

This is why I got the apartment in the first place. Didn't even look at any others.
The grey building is my University. Easy 5 minute walk. Probably 10 max to any building inside campus (given that I know my way around, which I don't just yet.)

Most importantly, my living room. This is how it looks like now.
SKY TV will be done by tomorrow inshalla. Notice the wireless modem. 8MB BABY, next week (on dialup now, talk about shyaab le yaab). Fuck that, aham shay el makhama. 3aaash Poundland heh.

It may look messy, but the sweet thing is it won't take me 5 minutes to make it all neat and tidy.

The apartment is not what I would say "raahya", and not what I would say "theej". Just the right size for me alone.

Location-wise, I can't be any luckier. You saw how close the University is. And just opposite my building, across the street is a mall. You basically enter the mall, and you're INSIDE the city centre itself. You can walk in-doors and be dropped right in the middle of the city centre 'strip' at the other end.

Only thing I wish was nearer was a Tesco or some co-op. I think there is a Tesco which is two train stations away, just a matter of getting off the train and across the street. But, I mean how hard is it to find bread/toast/eggs/tuna/lettuce/corn flakes/milk in one place? Pretty hard!

And mbh: I gave up on the washing machine man. My clothes smell like FLOWERS. A mix of flowers, and that baby powder thing. A fucking pampers commercial. You know the term "emsab7eta omma", that's what I smell like.
But not to worry, I got a dry cleaners just down the street.


  • alf alf mabrook!!!! Your place look totally cozy!!!

    t3eeesh wa tit-hana!

    By Blogger samboose, at 8.9.05  

  • mabrook, nice place, the kitchen looks very fancy, but I kind of think its a bit small

    sky tv, 3ala rasi, its amazing, all the movies and shows are great!

    Good luck : )

    By Blogger PeTiTa, at 8.9.05  

  • As you said, it ain't small & ain't big, just to suit your *current* needs.

    I know how you feel about these stinky sinks! Small & the water exit is just too close to the edge you can't wash your hands!

    Umm, I liked the T-Shirt idea. Maybe I'll fake a scolarship so that my family would give me one like that; assuming they care o_0;

    The view looks great and it's good to find a place nearby.

    Regarding that 8MB wifi modem you've got, I say dump it; You won't achieve max speed because of interferance (Microwaves, cordless, Bluetooth, ...etc.) plus wifi isn't secure and someone might use your connection.

    So you smell like babies, aih? ^_^ how cute ;p
    Dry cleaning wears out clothes... Stick to the washing machine; Train until you master it; Test with jogging-wares or so.

    Best of wishes dude.

    By Blogger MBH, at 8.9.05  

  • ya nasooo wallah mashalla tijanin al apart!
    A little cleaning up and ull have an official b-pad!
    i59 now i wish i was a guy hehe
    Manzal mobarak inshalla
    PS: dont forget to read the do3a2 for the new thingies :)

    By Blogger Noor, at 8.9.05  

  • samboose yebarekly b3omrich, cozy! thats the word, thank u! cozy.. the sleeping room needs a lil touch of personalisation, which ill get to nxt week i hope

    petita ybarek feech, u mean the kitchen looks small or the whole place? small isnt the correct word.. cozy is, estanast 3alsalfa.. oh and yeah sky tv im really looking fwd to it since the tv may not look it but its widescreen flat so should be fun

    mbh spot on with the sinks!
    regarding the wifi, i was waiting to get a hold of my "computer guy", i was wonderin how much usin the wifi would actually affect the dload rate.. abt someone usin it, tell me abt it.. when i 1st moved here i found a wireless connection and tried to logon lol, shasawi ma kan 3endi landline for dialup 7ata!
    i just thought id buy one already since i can use it as a dsl modem too.
    and dont kid urself, smelling like a flower slash baby isnt that "cute" once its all over u hehe but i GAVE UP on the washing machine, no way ill be going down that road again..

    noor u wish u were a guy, i wish i had that baby i told u abt over at ur space.. we can trade spaces and both be happy.. and thank u for reminding me el ad3eya!

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 8.9.05  

  • Dude intha your place is theej... t3all shof my place :P

    al7amdolela 3ala el slama ...

    where are u staying right now ay man6ega?

    oh btw THE HARDEST THING ra7 ye7oshik ehne is the washing...enjoy

    By Blogger A.J.Q, at 8.9.05  

  • ajq allah ysalmek, nop kelesh mo theej, just looked at the pics again and i can see how Petita says its small.. and am in newcastle, urself?
    again abt the washing, theres a dry cleaners just down so its no problem at all, all taken care of.. NO MORE FLOWERY BABIES heh

    oh and guys, i DID find a co-op. which is also a 5min walk .. has everything i need, couldnt ask for a better place alf 7amd o shekir

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 8.9.05  

  • Im in Milton Keynes north of london 30 minutes bel train ... what else...ummm ya My place is boring one big mall and thats it al7mdela in london is 30 mins from here :)

    about the washing i got rid of it by paying the room service everytime they wash my stuff... hehee

    By Blogger A.J.Q, at 8.9.05  

  • man since ur very tidy u need a house keeper that comes once a week !!

    mabrouk ,,, and good luck with school ;-)

    By Blogger Brava Valentia, at 9.9.05  

  • ajq yea i know milton keynes, ive been there a while ago.. but like do u study there or ?

    mother courage come ooon am trying here heh, ive got everything there is to do with the place under control cept for the washing machine - and thanks really appreciate it

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.9.05  

  • I have one question, all of this mess, you created it to make it look funny in pictures? or are you really THAT messy?

    and congratulations :)

    By Blogger Papillona ®, at 9.9.05  

  • sarah i wasnt aware that the pics were funny, but no i didnt do it on purpose and its not as messy as it appears, for example the 2nd bedroom, the clothes on the bed are "classified", shirts together/tshirts together and so on

    the living room isnt finished yet so thats why i have a lot of stuff on the shelf .. but ya ok maybe i am a little messy :/
    oh and thanks teslemeen

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.9.05  

  • yulla shid 7ailik, we need pictures (before & After) let's see how organized you can be ;)

    By Blogger Papillona ®, at 9.9.05  

  • Temetwir
    ya i do :)

    By Blogger A.J.Q, at 9.9.05  

  • sarah its a deal, ill do it once am done

    ajq nice, never knew there were students there

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.9.05  

  • Cool! yullah I'm so excited about it, I dunno why lol

    By Blogger Papillona ®, at 9.9.05  

  • Congrats on finding that co-op!

    About the WiFi, I advise you to reconsider that modem. WiFi are known with their unstability (interference) & insecurity.

    If you enable WEP security, it can be easily cracked (I have the software for it).

    If you try IP/Mac address filtering.. those can be spoofed/faked too, thus allowing access to your network.

    Just take a good 'ol wired router and save yourself the hustle. Plus, some studies suggest that high concentration of microwaves may cause damage to the brain. They're not proven correct, yet, but why take the risk?

    By Blogger MBH, at 9.9.05  

  • sarah :) qalya wel 6alab erkhees

    mbh that was too technical for me, like i said, "stealing" my connection is a no problem, heck even hacking into my laptop isnt a problem as long as windows works hehe.. but yeah i definitely know where ur comin from and i appreciate it, cheers!

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 9.9.05  

  • Temetwir
    Your right hehe shaklek '7bra in milton keynes ... but there is a uni 5 minutes from the town...
    and 7ayak :) if you feel like it :P

    By Blogger A.J.Q, at 9.9.05  

  • Hello! mabrook 3al new place, looks fine and dandy from the pics. Hope you're settling in just fine.

    I had to reply regarding the wifi dilemma: mbh, nobody will bother to crack both WEP and mac address filtering just to get hold of an 8 mbit/s dsl which costs 10-15 kd a month. Not that you'd find people around here bored enough to actually do this for fun or some other reason.

    In any case, I recommend that you set up basic WEP security (to avoid the average joe neighbours hoarding your bandwidth) and enjoy the speeds you've never experienced before :}

    By Anonymous zeecu, at 9.9.05  

  • zeecu, true .. not so many people would bother; but that's where you make your first mistake .. underestimating the surrounding.

    It may be little to you those 15 k.D., but it may not be to others.

    Again, I distaste WiFi because of interference issues.

    Temetwir, what're you gonna do with 8 Mb? Does the ISP allow you to use P2P software or BitTorrent?
    In USA you could be sued, donno about the UK though.

    By Blogger MBH, at 9.9.05  

  • LOL I loved that shirt it was so sweeeet :) And your place looks very cosy, not too small, not too big, just perfect. Yallah shid 7elik o allah ywafgik inshalla ;)

    By Blogger Peach, at 9.9.05  

  • allah 3afeesaaaa =} 3alaik bel3afya, I love stuff like that =}

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 10.9.05  

  • ajq who knows, maybe sometime we'll all get together if theres time ;)

    zeecu alaw may'.. if WEP security is 'setting a password', then thats as far as ill go

    mbh same price as the 2mb, so i thought what the hell.. and yeah its for torrents

    peach the shirt is my fav. piece in the apartment.. o yewafig eljeme3 inshala

    spontaneous u love that, that being 3afeesa?

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.9.05  

  • If ppl think that's messy, wait until exam week or when you're really busy with no time to even scratch your head.

    Nice place btw. Aham shay it's close to the school. And it is cozy, and fits perfectly for one person. Hope you enjoy your experience there. Good luck. :)

    Lool @ the FLOWERS! :P Try another brand of detergent or fabric softner.

    By Blogger Salted-Caramel, at 10.9.05  

  • mbh: full p2p services are allowed, and nobody will sue you unless you use the university's internet service to download illegal material (pirated movies and the such).

    and when is 8 mbit/s a bad thing? I say immatwir should get the new ADSL2+ service (25 mbit/s) if it's available, and for the same low price.

    Speaking of prices, 15 kd isn't alot in the UK. Over 70% of the UK's homes have broadband costing alot more than 15 kd, so no, nobody will steal the precious bandwidth if they can afford their own connection.

    Last but not least, WiFi may use the 2.4 GHz frequency range, but I have yet to see any domestic appliances causing interference with home wlans. Even if this occurs, there are 11 channels to use within that range, and a person can never be that unlucky to experience interference issues with ALL of them.

    By Anonymous zeecu, at 10.9.05  

  • salted kelech nethar, am sticking to dry cleaners mn elyom o raye7

    zeecu theres a 24mb ad on ukonline, they say its going live in october, lets see im sure we can settle an agreement on upgrading to that speed

    other than that, u and mbh are talking in codes to me

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 10.9.05  

  • mabrook :-)
    el9ara7ah I stared @ the clothes o kent adawir ashoof itha fee 3gal somewhere o mashift & I'd thought being one of the things you said you'll miss, you might've taken one with you :-p)
    Allah yewafgeq o tethanna.
    btw, what brand is the laptop? chennah IBM 9u7?

    By Blogger Luckybellybuddha, at 10.9.05  

  • Dude, I just remembered .. did you look for a good, close & possibly cheap barber ?!

    Many people underestimate the importance of a barber shop!

    By Blogger MBH, at 11.9.05  

  • yullah what is taking you too long? you need help?

    By Blogger Papillona ®, at 11.9.05  

  • mistletoe
    yebarik feek, and yeah its an IBM (T42 to be specific)

    yep theres one next to the dry cleaners

    nop i need time, a lot on my hands with the bank univ and what not

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 11.9.05  

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