Monday, October 29, 2007

Don't ask me why I was researching Ibn Khaldun

And found this:

On the culture of Bedouin nomads, which Ibn Khaldun uses the term Arabs to refer to, Ibn Khaldūn writes:

Arabs dominate only of the plains, because they are, by their savage nature, people of pillage and corruption. They pillage everything that they can take without fighting or taking risks, then flee to their refuge in the wilderness, and do not stand and do battle unless in self-defense. So when they encounter any difficulty or obstacle, they leave it alone and look for easier prey. And tribes well-fortified against them on the slopes of the hills escape their corruption and destruction, because they prefer not to climb hills, nor expend effort, nor take risks.


Hehe, interesting...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm on no sleep

I haven't slept for a couple of days. Eid holidays are the kind of vacation you need vacation after. Plunged back into work and still working through a huge backlog. It doesn't help to throw in some training, office politics and personal life pressure. Oh and above all, I decided to blog!

I arrived early at the training center where I decided to complete a CCNA course (an hour before the training should start) I just woke up at 6 AM and couldn't go back to sleep. I thought I might as well go early and go through the material. Maybe socialize on facebook a little bit and write a post too! What a productive morning.

I went to sleep at 8.45 PM yesterday because I haven't slept the night before. I woke up at 10.40 PM by an SMS from the MD. That got my adrenanline up, so I loggged in and got some work done. By 3 AM, I was halfway sleepy again. Was hungry too but decided to skip on midnight snack. I wish I got Gilad's CD with me so I can work out in the hotel, instead of begging friends to play tennis with me.

The only way I can go to sleep is to have SOME sort of exercise or activity. I don't know where I get all thise energy that keeps me up all night. Usually, I avoid caffeine as much as possible to increase possibilities of sleep. However, the training center has that lovely Nescafe machine that has the "Shai Adani" option. Just like like the machine in the Cisco Dubai office...mmm... :))

Class is starting now (20 minutes late)