Cancer: One Of The Best Thing Ever Happened To Me

What you are about to read is all the advice I’ve been ignoring from the loved ones around me for the past 15 years. Wearing my engineering hat, I’ve added some additional information that I have recently learned. I did my best to make the connection between stress, diet, attitude, the cells in our body, yoga, meditation, and cancer. The article is based on my own battle with cancer, feedback from several oncologists, hematologists, and nutritionists from various countries and meeting other cancer patients ranging in age from 16 to 60. YES! 16 years old girl! Cancer these days has nothing to do with age. So, I hope you are not a moron like me and that at least some of you will listen to the tips here and change your diet.

As a serial entrepreneur who recently beat cancer and been following the story of some other entrepreneurs including Steve Jobs who unfortunately lost his life to cancer,  Amit Gupta who is currently battling Leukemia, and a few other close and young friends who also lost their life to various type of cancers including a very dear friend of mine just last week,   I found it necessary to blog about my case. I hope the story of my life saves the lives of others and that it is a wakeup call for all of you. Read more of this post

Awesome Historical Photos Of Washington D.C. Recreated Today

2032 Wyoming Avenue, Washington, DC.  Image: Jason E. Powell. See this scene today.

I used to live in 2141 Wyoming Ave 🙂

Feel free to connect with me via awesomize.me

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A Washington, DC Dallas Skype Gay Marriage Tale

Thanks to the power of VoIP, a gay couple have over ruled Texas’ ban on gay marriage by marrying over Skype. The gay couple, Mark Reed and Dante Walkup used skype to link to Washington DC, where a registrar conducted the ceremony.

I guess the clip says it all 🙂 so, no further comment. Congratulations to Mark and Dante and may they always be as happy together 🙂 Read more of this post

All the Single Ladies, All the Single Ladies, Signs We will Never Marry You


Having lived, dumped, being dumped for the past 15 years in the D.C. area, here are some of the subtle clues for the Washingtonian ladies to figure out their men – particularly, if you want to know whether we are the marrying type or not.

1. Our Buddies Act Distant
Even though our buddies may be friendly enough, they probably won’t ask you many personal questions about your job, interests, etc. The ugly truth: They don’t want to invest time and energy getting to know you because they figure you’re not going to be around very long.

2. We are Hot and Cold on the Phone
We will text you 10 times in a night, then go missing for days. We’ll chat on the phone for an hour, then ignore your messages for the rest of the week. Wondering what the heck is going on? I am going to be brutally honest: We are mostly likely busy dating other women. Read more of this post

Something about Marne


Here are more information we digged out about the new facebook’s vice president of global public policy babe,  Marne Levine, who just left her top position as the National Economic Counsel  at the white house. I blogged about her yesterday.

According to Washington Life, Marne is married to Philip Deutch “a managing director of Perseus, LLC, a Washington, D.C. and New York City-based private equity fund. Deutch focuses on venture capital investing in the energy area.”

She donated $4,600 to presidential campaigns in 2008 – $2,300 to Hilary Clinton and $2,300 to Barack Obama Read more of this post

Survivor – Happy Mother’s Day Version


by Sanaa Boutayeb Naim, A Washingtonian Mother

In the next survivor series, six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play two sports and take either music or dance classes.

There is no fast food.

Each man must
. Take care of his 3 kids;
. Keep his assigned house clean,
. Correct all homework,
. Complete science projects,
. Cook,
. Do laundry,
. And pay a list of ‘pretend’ bills with not enough money. read more…

I’ll Be Back


A DC tale by a Former Washingtonian, Darius Shams

My younger brother and I in Lincoln Memorial in DC

I’m thirteen years old currently living in England and go to school here. Quite often, I reflect back to the days when I used to live in Washington DC 8 years ago. Since then, I have been going back and forth between DC and London during the summer and long holidays. I have lived and visited  many places including Washington DC where I was born, London, Paris, Spain, Qatar, India, morocco, and Iran where my root is from. Out of all the places I have been, Washington is the best because It has everything. Other countries have their own beauty, but Washington, DC has a lot of super beauties and there are more things going on. WASHINGTON DC IS AWESOME!!! read more…

The Cocks May Crow…


A Tale from a former Washingtonian – Diane Noboa

The battle of the sexes is probably a topic you are very familiar with. No one can escape the controversy that our differences generate…we think different, we act out of different motivations, our way of expressing ourselves can’t be more opposite, we confuse each other with what we really want to say sometimes, we play love and hate games with each other that border on insanity and yet, there is something deliciously peculiar about the way we are interwoven. Man and woman are made for each other. Made to complement each other and become one.Procreation (as I am sure you are aware of) is an old and well known activity we’ve engaged in since the beginning of time. Read more…

Arabs in DC…Lamb’s eye, no thanks!


A DC Tale from a former Washingtonian – Diane Noboa

I want to tell you that before I lived in DC, my cultural exposure to the Arab world can be narrowed down exclusively to an episode in London at the age of 17, when I stayed with my grandfather at a five star hotel in Kensington where we shared the entire floor with a Sheik and his ten wives…not sure why we were the only ones allowed to share the floor with him but I was so intrigued by the jewel-incrusted leather masks they wore and the very colorful expensive shoes that peaked out of their robes. Read more…

Cherry Blossoms And Tulips…The Year I Fell In Love With DC


A DC Tale from a former Washingtonian – Diane Noboa

Ah!! Your freshman year in college…tell me, what could be more memorable than that? There are so many things capturing your attention, calling your name everywhere! New sights, new sounds, new friends, new experiences, new sense of freedom, it’s almost all too much to take in at once.

I picked Washington DC to go to school because it seemed to me like such a fantastic place to be. I applied to Trinity College from my home in Ecuador, South America, without ever visiting the city or the school. For some reason it just made sense to me to be there. Read more…