Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thorin Oakenshield

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield with Orcrist the elven sword

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Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror Oakenshield
Race: Dwarf
Book: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

This noble dwarf has got his fair share of hard life and bad luck. Thrown out of his own home where he was once a prince surrounded by all kinds of pleasure & ease, a time of richness he described amazingly by;

"the poorest of us had money to spend and to lend, and leisure to make beautiful things just for the fun of it"

Thursday, May 9, 2013

THWC: If you have an injured leg


Muscles injuries are very annoying, like freaking annoying! Especially if you push yourself too hard and ignore your doctor orders (like me that is) so today I got these humble advices for you my fellow runners, from my own experience -things I learnt the hard way:

  1. If you have an injured leg don’t dance. Seriously it will only make it worse.
  2. If you have an injured leg try not to sit crossing your legs (or bent it in any way if possible), it will hurt after a while so be wise.
  3. If you have an injured leg try to avoid long walks but use a compression sock if you have to, it will feel much better. And of course I don’t need to tell you NO RUNNING for you baby!!!
  4. If you have an injured leg use bags of worm water for 10 minutes, repeat as you please, Oh it gives a good fussy feeling and it helps reduce the pain.
  5. If you have an injured leg make sure you eat your veggies, fruits, drink milk and have enough protein daily. Good diet speeds up the recovery.
  6. If you have an injured leg always keep a relief gel handy, trust me you will need it, try Rofenac or Deep Heel, they are really good.
  7. Finally If you have an injured leg, or any kind of sport injury be slow with your body it’s important to listen to it and to the signs it gives you, because when it comes to injury it’s the body who is smarter than the brain.

I hope you all stay well and injury free :)

Bilbo Baggins

Martin Freeman as Blibo in The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins son of Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Took.
Race: Hobbit
Book: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

It is a truth universally known (says me) that Captain Haneen (me that is) has an incurable crush on a hobbit called Frodo Baggins, but it looks as though she will be diagnosed with a second case involving yet another Baggins.

Genes People! Genes

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Review

State of day. Up on Natalie Whipple’s blog there’s a lovely story from her childhood, check it out.


So this is my first review on my blog, and I think it ran a little wild, sorry but the Hobbit is Sick dude!

You can’t accuse a Sudanese girl born in Saudi Arabia in the eighties of living in a bomb shelter for not coming across The Hobbit, more than you can accuse Harry & Hermione of that since they knew nothing about the tales of Beedle the Bard. The brothers Grimm stories were the European classics I knew but Tolkien books? No! sorry doesn’t ring a bell, you hit me in a blank place. Should I say more?
What can I say about The Hobbit? Such a perfect book that happens to be the Lord of The Rings on a smaller scale.

The best dialogue ever with catchy lines and everything, best descriptions, wonderful creatures, swords with ancient histories and songs

Poetry people Poetry!

I loved the maps and moon letters, and elf cities and dark woods, and different languages Ah!
(Elrond, graceful as usual makes a tomboy girl like me too ashamed to speak)


Remember in The Two Towers movie, the battle of Helms Deep when Legolas skates down the stairs on a shield shooting arrows at Orks? Well I remember saying to Strategykid that this is how skateboarding was invented. It was a joke of course, I had no idea that Tolkien have mentioned the invention of golf and well known proverbs in his book, 

That was SO cool :D