Sunday, February 24, 2008

Before turning 18..

Zeinobia tagged me to write 6 things everyone should do before turning 18.
I’ll try to mention 6 things I regret not doing. Based on my experience, I think this way might help others, just in case.

1. Train the brain to memorize: learn to remember things and keep them safe in mind, and learn where to search for them in your memory. Memorize the Whole Holly Quran. Memorize poetry modern and new. It would really help you when you turn older.
See I’m 23, but feeling mentally exhausted with a short term memory like mine. Sometimes, it sucks. How about when I’m 50 or 80 years old, most probably would be living a world doesn’t belong to ours.

2. Play sports: Never skip PE sessions like how I used to. Force your parents to enroll you in any game. Play little and a lot. Move your body, refresh your brain. Run and swim. Learn to ride horses, and how to shoot a basketball.
I’ve never did that before, and now I regret. I try to join gym sessions, but it cost me pain all through my muscles. Its not easy, and I would never return as fit as before.

3. Learn the piano: every girl should learn the piano when she’s young. She should enrich her musical senses, it will help her later on. She’ll know how to taste arts. How to be as soft as a melody, wafting elegantly through life.

4. Read, Read and write: learn your mother tongue and other languages too. Learn German when you are young, its hard to learn it old. Read, read, read, read.. never stop reading.. make it your habit. And write. Learn how to know life thru its tiny details. Open your mind to new philosophies, and other opinions are well. Save your money for books. That’s the one thing I never regretted that I’ve really done :)

5. Mingle with people: Don’t be shy of who you are. Mingle with people and have your intellectual identity. Learn how to take your rights without hurting others or belittling yourself. Be proud of your success no matter how small, and learn how to ignore other’s negative feedback, no one would care about you as much as yourself and your parents.

6. learn how to choose the right outfit: follow beauty magazines. There is no harm for a woman to stay elegantly beautiful. She should learn how to tailor her clothes, and mix her colors. She should know how to putt make up and make her hair. Just don’t waste your money on beauty salons, but at least go there and indulge yourself every once in a while.

And I tag: Bavalova, Nuha, Sherif, Nehal, B, Jade, Tarek, Yehia, ADsabry, Dee, Gjoe, Shaimaa, Qabbani, Rain, Sara, Ana w Afkary, Mokhtar, Eyewitness and Memo... And to everyone passing :)
And for who doesn't have a blog, please reply with a comment ;)

Good luck all :) tell us what you regret not doing before 18


Blogger The_invisible said...

6 things that I hope I've done earlier:

1- Force yourself to manage your time: Time for study, time for family, time for yourself, not giving time to yourself will affect your mood afterwards...

2- Get to talk to people, different people, older, younger, same age, learn to open conversations with's a very blessed talent.

3- Filter your life from energy takers (people who take all your energy, misuse you and waste your time, then turn out not to be friends as you thought)

4- Know your true religion...learn about it, read, listen, understand, try to do what u don't do in it...I regret not getting vieled except when I was 19 years old...

5- Show love to your parents, and ask for their love if you need to feel it...don't ever think you grew old to do that.

6- Live your age, it will never come back again... you know, sometimes, I feel like I'm acting as a 17 year old girl, but u know..I'm about to be 24 isA...morahka mota2a7'erra :D

Enjoy your 18th birthday... see what you want to do and don't wait till ur twenties to do it :)

2/24/2008 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Oh Babe...
I love your answers...
they are all really lovely begad.

Unfortunately though - I can not reply now - but I'll come by later & let you know what I think.

Though it's hard cause 18 is long gone - so I'll do my best. Thanks for the Tag sweet girl..
Cheers to you friend!

2/24/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Amr said...

Thanks fir the tag
6 things I regret not doing

1- Communicating with more people and getting more friends.

2- Not concentrate on just studying and feel the other aspects of life.

3- Knew my religion more and use it as a style of life.

4- Appreciate my hobbies more and gave them more time (sports, reading, ....)

5- Visit everywhere I can reach and do more outings.

6- DO stupid stuff, that was the exact age of that :).

2/24/2008 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger MeMo said...

hmmm ... things i wish i've done before 18 ,can't i just say things i wish i haven't done lol .
1- find a good group of friends and stick with them , not just by availability .
2- beat the crap out of some one stronger than me.
3- learn NOT to think about the consequences before acting because learning that stopped me from doing alot of stuff that would have made me happy .. instantaneously :)
4- fall in a kids love story
5- learn 2+ languages
6- know how to deal with different types of ppl .
7- hmmm .. you don't wanna know that one

Thanks for tha tag bella

2/25/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger AD sabry said...

i to regret i didnot do any thing of that an so much
more things,but this not gona stop me,
im 23 now an i will start now,an i already start some.
something i really learnd with little time i lived in this
life: my life as "I" want, not other want-even my parents-even do stupid things.
2.dont wast my life in relations dont fill me emotionly.

2/25/2008 03:09:00 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

Done ya blue :).

2/26/2008 02:58:00 AM  
Blogger Qabbani said...

Just came back from Syria :)

i will answer the tag ASAP :)

3/06/2008 11:23:00 PM  
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