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Progress, one woman at a time [May. 17th, 2009|11:09 pm]
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Kuwait votes for first female MPs

 

Rola Dashti




Kuwait has elected its first female MPs following the oil-rich country's third general election in three years.

US-educated Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti were among winners in the third district, official results declared.

The 10 leading candidates from each of Kuwait's five electoral districts are elected to the 50-seat parliament.

 

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During campaigning, anti-government feeling among some candidates has moved to a higher level - two people were arrested for criticising the ability of the ruling al-Sabah family to govern.

They still hold the post of prime minister as well as the key defence, interior and foreign affairs portfolios.

Many voters had complained about the frozen development caused by the political gridlock.

"Men don't have credibility anymore. We're fed up with crises." Ibrahim al-Attar told AP news agency after casting his vote for four female candidates.

One of the first tasks awaiting the new parliament will be to vote on a $5bn stimulus package designed to help the financial sector of the oil-rich state cope with the global economic downturn.

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This is great, Kuwait! My Mom said there were mixed feelings about this in the Mid East
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(no subject) [Mar. 27th, 2006|07:47 am]
So I check my AC friends page this morning (Yes, I do still check it all the time) and I have three words to say:

FUCK.THE.WHAT.

Seriously making me rethink this whole game. Maybe I should come back when all the idiots have decided to stop gaming there.

PS. I'm not leaving because I'm not leaving a storyline. I won't lie and say I'm happy with it, though.
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(no subject) [May. 15th, 2005|04:50 pm]
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |jimmy neutron]

School's over! Goodbye KSU and hello KU!

This weekend, KSU's graduation weekend, was a freaking blast. Will /elaborateupdate later!
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(no subject) [May. 2nd, 2005|08:35 pm]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

So I got that second letter I was waiting for today. Turns out I got accepted into KU Pharmacy school! They sent the letter a week after my interview.

Lawrence, here I come!
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(no subject) [Apr. 22nd, 2005|09:51 pm]
[mood |nerdynerdy]

Thanks to everyone who congratulated me and wished me luck in my last entries!

Now, the KU interview was just fantastic. I'm really feeling good about that school. I won't go into detail because I need to be studying.

I'm going to have to face a hard decision ... KC or Lawrence?
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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2005|07:19 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]

So that thing I was nervous about ... no need to be nervous anymore!

I GOT AN INTERVIEW FOR UMKC PHARMACY SCHOOL! March 19th, baby! A week and two days after my birthday and the Saturday of Spring Break.

That is all ;)
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(no subject) [Mar. 1st, 2005|10:52 am]
[mood |nervousnervous]

I am going to be a nervous wreck for the next two weeks (the remainder of this week included) but I am not going to say WHY I'm going to be a nervous wreck. Only my mom can know for right now. Which means that me, with the big mouth, has to keep my mouth shut unless I get an affirmative or a negative for this thing that is making me so nervous!

I really really really really really want it to be in the affirmative.
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2005|04:27 pm]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Umm, you have to be an EZSupporter to get into JJB Other Pictures now? What the H? That's such a load of bullshit.

Or is it not true and the board is acting up? I'm not paying $7 to lurk in OP.
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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2005|12:02 am]
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |whole new world - regina belle and peabo bryson]

My week's been going pretty okay so far! I went to Applebee's last night because a friend of mine was having a birthday dinner and I was invited along by his housemates. It was nice. I didn't like what I ate though. I had a salad that didn't fill me up!!

So I got an email from UPC ... which deals with those extra fun classes like something with dance, art, cooking, etc. I noticed that there was a tennis class up for credit or non-credit. Now see, my best guy friend is really into tennis. I knew that when I first met him and they're having the championships right now and he's been watching that whenever it's been on. I was at his place with another friend of ours on saturday night and he watched a game between Agassi and some hot dude.

Anyway, I figured it'd be fun if me and my guy friend joined the tennis class. Just for kicks. I've been telling him lately that he and I should go play tennis at the rec but he never said he wanted to and I may have said it as a joke. But I asked him why he didn't play tennis since he liked it so much and he basically said he didn't have the stamina for it because he's a smoker. Yes, he's a smoker. Yes, he knows what it can do to your body. But he explained why he doesn't quit to me and you know what, as much as I would love for him to quit, I sort of understand why he doesn't.

But yeah! Back to the tennis thing. So, the credit tennis courses are $193 (added onto the tuition bill) and the non credit classes are about $69 or so. Sadly enough, the non credit ones are closed already! But he had given me a call and I missed his call and when I called him back, I mentioned the tennis class and he got excited about it. So I asked my mother if she'd mind paying the extra for tennis (which I didn't know that it adds onto your tuition anyway so techincally, financial aid pays for it YAY)

And she said to go ahead and take the class! Tuesdays at 1:30-3:00 at Cottonwood Racquet Club. I'm so excited. Classes start next week!!

So yeah, that's me right now. Kind of having fun and feeling dumb and really really anxious to know if I'm good enough to get interviews for UMKC and KU.

UMKC and KU pretty much have everything from me except my second PCAT score. UMKC's deadline was Jan 15th but I sent the application in Dec. 17th. KU's application is due on the 1st of Feb but when I called them the other day, they said they had my application and 2 of the 3 reference letters they need and three other ones should have gone out so I hope hope hope it gets to them! *crosses fingers*

So yeah, I'm going to sit here and be anxious!!

I should do my homeworks. Weee
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2005|02:29 am]
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |vanessa williams - colours of the wind]

Ha ha, Hope. I saw this on JJB. I'm sure you've seen it before
http://p071.ezboard.com/fjjboardpictures.showMessage?topicID=36140.topic

Anyway, the PCAT wasn't so bad at all. In fact, they recycled some of the same questions as from last time! I just really hope I did well enough to convince the pharm schools I applied to to at least give me an interview. I hope I hope I hope.

Thanks to Kiki, Betsy, and Hope for wishing me luck in my last entry!! sorry about the frog story.

My friends and family are so cute. My family is all worried about me ... this means my mom, dad, grandma, uncle. My brother called my mom and told me good luck. And it's just so great to me that my friends were concerned how it went for me. I don't know why. Maybe becase I talked about it all the time. Or maybe it's because some of them know exactly what I was going through. Taking the MCAT and all. Although they've already gotten their interviews and one is already accepted but he wants to enroll in some airforce health program. I wish him the best with that.

Anyway, sibs drove me absolutely crazy on the way out of KC and into Manhattan. Got a call from one of my guy friends (the one already accepted in med school ... I really should type out their names, but I don't want to.) asking me how it went and his housemate (okay, I'm friends with most of his housemates, too) told me she wanted to wish me luck but forgot and asked me how it went. They then invited me to go out to dinner with them when I got back into town.

Came back into town, changed super fast, and went to Buffalo Wild Wings. I had mozzerella (sp?) sticks and a diet coke. At our table, you see a circle of beers just to be interrupted with a coke. And a sprite next to me actually. We also played a little trivia. Those folks are such trivia gluttons. I love it! They do a trivia game every wednesday and they're all like "you're coming to trivia with us when you're turning 21, right?" Oh hell yeah.

My friend, the one I've been mentioning in this passage suggested the cutest thing for my birthday. But I won't say it here as to jinx it. Because it's a little corny but I think it's sweet.

Then we went back to the house where most everyone lived. Sat around and talked. I was the only one who didn't drink and drove mostly everyone to the bars. Which didn't suck or anything because then I went with another girl who lives int he house to Blockbuster to get "Saved". Then we went to my other guy friend's place just to hang out ... oh, and he made some toffee stuff he had offered earlier ... he was watching his tennis and she and I were reminiscing about stuff like prom.

It was so fun!!!

I'm just glad the PCAT is over! I need to do my calc homework.
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