Archive for June, 2007

Lucid Dreams …

// June 23rd, 2007 // 4 Comments » // Information, me

First of all, I want to explain what a Lucid Dream is. A lucid dream is a dream in which the person is aware that they are dreaming while the dream is in progress. In these Lucid Dreams, when you become aware that you are dreaming, you get to have almost total control of your dream!!

I mean it’s a really incredible experience! It’s really hard to get a lucid dreams. There are many ways, but one effective way is to think of it constantly.

For example, this guy tried a method were he asks himself “Am I dreaming?” every time he looks at his watch. After he got used to it, he asked himself in a dream “Am I Dreaming?”, and that’s when he realized that he actually was dreaming! After that it he got total control!!

I read alot about it a few months ago, and after alot of practice IT WORKED!! I was dreaming, and in this dream I looked at my hand and that’s when I realized I was dreaming. I wanted to test my control in this dream, so I decided to fly. It worked, and in this dream I had so much fun, but I was afraid to wake up, because if you get too conscious you could wake up!

Keep in mind that in Lucid dreams you are not totally conscious, so your brain could play tricks on you!

If you want to learn how to LUCID DREAM click here

Google Map’s NEW street view

// June 7th, 2007 // 3 Comments » // tech

Google maps introduced their new AMAZING street view feature that allows you to look around streets! So, not only did they take satellite images of almost every inch of the planet, but now they’re going around streets taking panoramic images of them!

I think their developing it for some new GPS system. It also seems to be working in major cities only.

check out Broadway, New York from this link (first click on Zoom in, the move the little man (from the above image) to choose from which direction you want see the street)

To see the cars use for making satellite navigation maps click here

This guy covered his head when he saw the car taking pictures!!

Adventures of a Taxi Driver

// June 4th, 2007 // Comments Off // Information, me

Taxi drivers deal with all sorts of people all the time, so they have really nice stories to tell. Whenever I ride a taxi, I like to ask the taxi driver to tell me his most interesting story.

Last week my car suddenly started to overheat, so I took a taxi to the university. I stopped a taxi, and when he opened the window I almost fainted from the smell !! But I asked him to take me anyways because he was egyption, and I thought he might have a few interesting stories to tell.

He told me like 5 stories, but I’ll only write one for now. He said:

” Last summer the weather was really hot (as usual), and this lady was waiting for a taxi, but none of them would pick her up. So I thought I would be nice enough to take her were she wanted for the least price possible. So I stopped and picked her up and asked were she wanted to go, and she said that she wanted to go to Nadheem (a poor neighborhood in Riyadh). I told her I would take her for 20 Riyals. She said she only had 10 Riyals. I said the weather is hot, so I’ll take you for 10 Riyals, get in…

When I got to her house, she just left and said she didn’t have any money!! Then she quickly closed the door to her house behind her. So, I started knocking the door like crazy, and screaming “

وين العشرة بتاعتي؟! عاوز العشرة بتاعتي

” (where’s my ten?! I want my ten!).

As I was knocking the door opened and there she was, so I asked for my money, or someone to talk to like her son or husband. She entered the house and locked the door, and I screamed for my money again, then she came out the kitchen door and told me she didn’t have the money. I saw a blanket on the ground so I told her that if she wouldn’t pay me, then I would take the blanket. When she refused to pay I took the blanket and left.

After leaving I gave the blanket to a laundry, which charged me 10 Riyals to clean the blanket. Then I sold it to a pakistani worker for 40 Riyals. So, I got my ten and an extra 20 Riyals as well!!”

Most Pakistani Taxi drivers tell me stories of fights they have. Try asking taxi drivers for stories the next time you take a ride with them…