Thursday, September 08, 2005

Why Sharks?!

This question always have to pop up...why sharks?!...usually i say cus i bite n' laugh about it...but there's a story behind that name...some of my close friends don't know it...but i think i'll share it with u...remember in my first post i said something about that almost everyone went through some kind of discrimination experience...well...here's the story of mine...

few years ago my family decided to move out to Beirut Lebanon...i was 14...i had my 10th, 11th and half of the 12th grade plus one year at the Lebanese university...back then there wasn't any tension between Syria n' Lebanon...but still Lebanese ppl hated our guts...first of all we couldn't find a school to take us in...me n' my 2 brothers...cus my English wasn't that good at the time...YA i was 1 of those (bebol)...Actually No my pronunciation was good...but my vocabulary n' dictation was a DISASTER...finally my dad managed to get us into a school owned n' ruled by a radical religious "TAKFIRI" Group...some guy at my dad's work was an active member...n' he did that hopping to get us all in the group...boy he was wrong n' we gave him some hard time...him n' all the school staff...they even called us non Muslims "KUFFAR" a couple of times!...but we never took them seriously :)...my first semester was a nightmare...i had to study Math, Physics, chemistry and the whole package in English except for 1 Arabic course n' ya i had to study English Literature...u know Shakespeare n' stuff!...i even spent the whole year trying get that WORD LETERATURE right :P...a lot of funny stories happened...but believe me back then they wasn't funny at ALL...i can't remember how much i cried :(...cus the average Lebanese student fail from 1 to 2 years in his school life...imagine our chances! 8...u should see the look in my teachers eyes...the "U R HOPELESS" look...my class mates were my enemies...they all hated me n' laughed at me big time...i hardly kept some sort of weird friendship with 2 girls...ALL this BECAUSE i was SYRIAN...but i always stood up in their face n' i can't remember how many times i started a fight about it...Thank God i passed that year with good grades too...n' to my Math BITCH surprise...I mean teacher i got the highest grade in class 18/20...n' if i didn't forgot the MEANING of the word RATIONALIZE, I would got the whole 20...it was a Bonus question for God sake!...n' ya i was elected the MEANEST girl in class;)...the next year was much better...i moved on to another school...my Lebanese accent and English was a perfection...but still my so called friends couldn't hide their hard feelings...this time i was elected the most troublesome girl in class:)...one year latter when it was the time for me to go into collage i was on top of the world...i was able to start a 3 hours conversation with a complete stranger without him or her finding out where i was from unless they asked...it sounds silly now...but it meant a lot to me back then...Cus when ppl put a LABLE on u n' JUDGE u by it...now that BITES...back to collage where i studied Math n' Physics...there i had the chance to meet ppl from almost every religion n' political party...they actually have campaigns for the student board elections...n' they fought seriously against each other...although the civil war was over...but ppl still have their own small battles...the most popular questions then was where r u from?...n' to witch party u belong?...Me being Syrian i hardly got to the next question...u know every JOKE u heard in u'r life about HOMSI n' stupid ppl...just replace the STUPID guy with a SYRIAN one...ppl from my class i don't even know their names n' they don't even have to introduce them selves...just come over to me drop a HI occasionally n' start telling me those stupid jokes...i didn't know wither should i laugh or hit them in the face...fuck em' all...it's hard to start a scene at the collage campus...so i just answered back with another joke...just replace the stupid guy with a Lebanese one...all fair...but after a while i ran out of stupid jokes...but they kept on going...n' those was the nice ones...cus some of them just come over n' say i hate u n' u'r country n' u better get the hell out of here!...so i just let them finish what they have to say...then look them in the eyes n' say that there's one more thing u don't know about Syrian...that some of them actually BITE!...n' if u don't walk away right now i swear am goanna bite u n' am not kidding...i always said it with a deep COLD smile on my face...i can be a witch some times ;)...some of them freaked out...n' some of them just cracked out laughing...that's how i got my friends...the laughing ones!...dam i miss them...unfortunately i lost contact with them...i wish i could find them some where on the net...all of them: wesam, rasha, kouthar, mariam, kareem, ghada, huda, Ali, ali n' aLI...ya three different Ali's!....so the one who came up with the name was Ali...just pick one :D...he was my best friend's boyfriend...cus although we were friends n' we hanged out a lot...but the bad comments n' jokes NEVER STOPED...some times it's so hard to take a bad joke from a friend...so my name is Asma'a it turned to Asmak :S to a strong biting SHARKS...there's been times when no one called me by my real name...n' i became Sharks since then...but am cool now...I dropped the biting game...
Remember what they say...If it doesn't KILL u...It will only make u STRONGER!...So HERE I AM !....

9 comments:

Zena said...

Hi Sharks,
I met a girl who named herslf sharks,I met her during a trip arranged by a guy named Eyad.
Are you that Sharks.
Thanks for stopng by at my blog.

Sharks said...

Dear Zena...will the answer to u'r question really depends...if u think that the girl named sharks is kinda' nice & cute...i guess i can be her;)...if NOT?!...then i have nothing to do with that girl u meet in some trip with Iyad,Nisreen,Husam,Sara,Amr,Ihsan & few others...
No really Zina...pleasure to meet u there...n' pleasure to meet u Here...

GraY FoX said...

Wow Yes Zena sharks is in everywhere ;) ...... and here's the story of sharks... the nice cute lil killer sharks ...
it's true that sharks is not biting anymore ... but now she has got lots of strong men like me protecting her back :D

Ihsan said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Asma?

Are you familiar with a card game called "Donkey"? :P

Lek ahlain walla.....

Have you actually bitten anybody before?

Welcome to the world of bloggings and boy you seem to be an active shark ;)

Cute-NK2 said...

SHAAAAAAARKS..my grweat little great sharks . i tell ya guys this girl is something. i simply love her so much. keep it going girl .

Sharks said...

Thx Iyadooooooo...u make it sounds like there's at lest 10 guys walking behind me!...Boohoo...but i have faith in u n' my girls gang ;)...but did u ever think who's goanna protect UR back from ME!....

Ihsan! Ihsan!...Hmmmmmm...of course how can i forgot the Donkey Game...i've been one "She-Donkey" at least Twice...Lucky ME!:(...
n' ya actually i've bitten ppl before...girls ONLY...n' my brothers!...but back then i just bitten my friend Ghada once...n' she cried...i wasn't even hard on her...SISY!...it was enough cuz it gave them ALL a lesson ;D...i have an aunt n' a cousin who bite me all the time...what a family!...

Nisreeeeeeeeeeneh...hey wassup GIRL!...believe me u wont even know how much i love u n' adore u...u sweet lil girl...where's u'r blog?!

no one said...

u really had one wild experience..

good for u, u could survive with all this shit around u ...
BIG KISS FOR U

Tarek said...

Never imagined that lebs and syrians hate each other to this level

Sharks said...

Hey NO ONE!..thx for the kiss girl...but it wasn't all bad...i had a lot of good times too...ONE BIG KISS TO U TOO!...

Well tarek!..thanx for stopping by...but it's the lebanies who hate syrians...n' they have thier reasons...can't blame them really!...politics SUKS!...