Friday, June 5, 2009

Bout of Nostalgia

(The following excerpt is dedicated to my dear friend, Fatima Najeeb Al-Bassam.
She makes the sun shine brighter,
the grass look greener,
and the birds chirp louder.
She makes the world spin round and round.
If nobody is perfect,
then she is a nobody.
I was lost until I found her.
She is the needle sticks to my yarn,
the hot sauce to my sandwiches,
and the ink to my printer.
And she did not force me to dedicate this to her...)

Ah, Mulan. Great girl, great movie. Here is one of my favorite scenes of all time. Still makes me laugh:

Great Ancestor: [To the small hanging dragon statue]
Muuushuuu... awaken!

[The statue shakes and smokes. ]

I liiiiive! So, tell me, what mortal needs my protection, Great Ancestor. You just say the word, and I'm there.

Great Ancestor:


And lemme say something, anyone who's foolish enough to threaten OUR family, vengeance will be MIIIINE! Grr... arrgh...

Great Ancestor:
Mushu! These are the family guardians. They...

Protect the family. -_-

Great Ancestor:
And you, O Demoted One...

I ring the gong.

Great Ancestor:
That's right. Now, wake up the Ancestors...

One family reunion coming right up. Okay, people, people, look alive! Let's go, c'mon, get up! Let's move it! Rise and shine! Y'all way past the beauty sleep thing.

Ancestor #1:
I knew it, III knew it! That Mulan was a troublemaker from the start!

Ancestor #2:
Don't look at me, she gets it from your side of the family!

Ancestor #3:
She's just trying to help her father!

Ancestor #4:
But if she's discovered, Fa Zu will be forever shamed! Dishonor will come to the family. Traditional values will disintegrate!

Ancestor #5:
Not to mention they'll lose the farm!

Ancestor #1:
My children never caused such trouble; they all became acupuncturists!

Ancestor #2:
Well, we can't all be acupuncturists!

Ancestor #6:
No! Your great-granddaughter had to be a CROSS-DRESSER!


Be good!


Anonymous said...

hahhaaaaaaaaha we should totaly do that disney marathon thing wev'e been planning 4 ages

xxxxxxxxxxxx summer

JJ said...

I remember the time you forced me to watch it.
And I loved it >.>
Finding Nemo is still the coolest Disney movie though.

And DON'T get all "Finding Nemo is not real Disney"y on me.
Or I'll tickle you.

- JJ

Shadow said...

she did not force me to dedicate this to her

or so she made you say........

i miss Mulan 2!!
zamaaaaaan 3n disney mooovies

Anonymous said...


Lma tsowen ma3roof kamleh :P! oo enti ele e8tr7tii t'hdeenah le :P!

Danya A. said...

Fati, zain mnny! :P 3shan ymkn b3den........ My blog y9er world phenomenon... o klllllllllll il nas bl 3alam ygrona... b3den by7sbony weirdo. Or "mun7arifa," so to speak.

+ y'6a7ik.

Just say thank you and accept it graciously.

Anonymous said...


Samar said...

Yeah Danya, I thought you were a "mun7arifa" until I read the last sentence.

I mean, "She is the needle sticks to my yarn,
the hot sauce to my sandwiches." ??

aaah your blog just makes me smile :)