Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Highlight of my 2008

I think 2008 was a good year for me....... these are what made an impact on me the most:

1. Bonding with one of my cousins
moments when you're sure genetics are stronger than anything

2. Left at Frankfurt airport
was supposed to meet my friend there to go on the same plane back to Amman, she miraculously made it at the gate, we were both in tears

3. Being at Bon Jovi's concert
singing 'always' with him, live

4. Quit drinking sodas and eating chips
but if the times get tough i'm going back!

5. Changing career paths from HR to Marketing
this doesn't mean that I'm sticking to marketing either :P

6. Started Salsa classes and commited for 1 whole year
don't intend to quit in this lifetime

7. Reassured that Venus and Mars will never meet, there will always be people who say 'FAYsal', that life is full of irony,and that friends will come and go but the good ones always come back.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


All of you out there who are in the corporate world can relate to this; the strange phenomenon of having those Victim employees!
Some people just victimize themselves, simply because they enjoy it. If you look closely around the office you will have this "i'm the victim" character, i'm certain.

*Mirna is a fellow colleague in my company, she's a manager (by force) and she's the company's hardworking-no-one-appreciates-me victim. She often refers to herself as the victim, and puts on the victim's mask and starts her day, it's true.

She barges into directors' offices and tells them how frustrated she is by their decisions, how they don't care about her area of business and that she will not take their bull!
If she bumps into me or anyone at the bathroom she starts pouring her heart out how the company is not like before, how depressed she is from the situation and how much she gave to the company. "wala 7atta shukran ma bu2oluli" she would add.

"Mirna, why don't you leave the company and go somewhere else? Your experience is great in this field you can find a job in no time" I would suggest.
This is Mirna's favorite part, this is the part she loves most, this is where she proves that she is the real victim: "No no I want to stay, this is the company that I served for many years. Ana 3ashanni ba7ki il dughri o ma bamassi7 jookh bi2oolu 3anni mujrimeh, bas alla bi3lam".

Oh come on for God's sakes, why would anybody stay in a company where they are not appreciated and not change to a new job with higher pay and a better environment and most importantly where she can be appreciated for her technical skills?

Y? Because people love to victimize themselves. It's more appealing, they make others feel sorry for them and better yet they excuse them for whatever mistakes they do.

Once I told my boss: "Mirna majnooneh" and he said : "Maskeeneh hay" !
You see? Works every time :)

*Dareen is another story. She's the company's chick. And what's better for guys than being a chick? Being blond :)

Dareen is a great employee, i must admit, dedicated and all but years and years of conflict with her manager is not logical. Whenever she feels that her manager is about to give her negative feedback she runs to HR or to the CEO and cries a few tears and turns the whole problem to her favor. The team is teaming up against her. Not fair.

Who can resist a crying blond chick? She must be right :)
Bingo! Being a victim pays off.

A lot of people in our world do that. It's so easy to do it, it's within the comfort zone and it takes off the heat of responsibility.

Whenever a person puts on the victim mask, everything is so much easier. Working hours are less, no standing in line, a lot of attention and sympathy.

I'm not saying that there are no victims in life, there are but these colleagues are not them.

Quoting from the movie Dangerous Minds (a movie which is lame in my opinion but has a good message):

Nobody's forcing you to be here. You have a choice. You can stay, or you can leave.There are no victimsin this classroom!

* Names have been changed for security reasons... my security

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Living in Jordan all my life I don’t cease to notice unexplainable things about the society. Lately I have noticed that our youth culture is not mature enough. There’s no acceptance of the other.

In a sense that we label groups, masalan those who go to Nai are labeled differently than those who don’t.
“Ah howweh min il no3 illi biroo7 3al Nai” (pronounced NAAY, laish ma 7ada bi3raf :))
What’s that supposed to mean? Inno if he didn’t he would be perceived better or worse?

I was mentioning to my work friends some time ago that we could go to books@cafe and they (both being males) said: “law aish I won’t go”!

Ba3dain this new trend in Jordan of having film makers and artists and writers ( the non traditional jobs) is being held by a) the well-off b)the rebels c) a and b

Another perception is that those who are artists carry on the habit of drinking and those who do not drink are lame! And mind you, both parties hate each other.

Our society is not mature enough to accept all kinds of people without associating them to any cult. And you HAVE to belong to a cult.

I usually attend the annual European Film Festival and go watch different films when I can. When I mentioned it to a work colleague that I’m going that night she said : “ah inti min il no3 illi bi7dar hadole il ishya2?” Actually I was curious to know more about my ‘no3’! inno do I masalan don’t eat greens and all that grows on trees willa shu?

Below are some noticeable groups:

  • Those who talk in Arabish vs. Those who’s Arabic are proficient enough for conversation
  • Those who go party in Beirut every other weekend coz “ahel 3amman bi3rafoosh yinbinstu” vs. those who realize that staying for a few consecutive months in Jordan is not that uncool.
  • 7afartal vs. non 7afartal………. This has the widest range of possibilities. A typical Jordanian falls in and out of these categories as we speak
  • “Ana b Vy” vs. “it’s just a gym for crying out loud”
    “jama3it il salsa” vs. “I don’t go to dancing lessons but I love ‘so you think you can dance’”!
  • Baccalaureate School vs. A public school

The thing is, it’s not that black and white, there isn’t only 2 sides of the issue as I have demonstrated above. People are not either or. The true statement is :

X vs. Y vs. Z vs. Q, …ect

Sunday, December 07, 2008


My admirers.

Why on earth do I attract the wrong kind of guys? dayman?

Back in school I was a nice girly girl. I had crushes on guys

but those who had crushes on me were emmmmmm ……..

how can I say it in a
non judgmental way……… mashateeb :)

I remember in KG 2 when we were standing in line singing the anthem or saying something stupid like ba7ib mama o baba ya3mal fil 7aqel or something of that sort, a fellow classmate broke the alignment and stood closer to me and gave me a kiss! How dare he! It wasn’t Ghaith* whom I vowed to marry and love forever and ever, it was this shateb guy who was too rough, played football in playground all the time and had barabeer! (boogers)

When I was in 5th grade there was a new kid in school who was in 6th grade, he was fat with a red face (all the time) and not my style at all. Yet he knew what he wanted and that was me! The problem is not only how to get rid of him but also how to get rid of him while trying to hook up with the hunk in his class!

*Shady was determined, he sent out his friend to give me a silver necklace with half a heart with “Please forgive me I can’t stop loving you” written on it! Brian Adams had a very unfortunate fan it seems.

The worst part of his stalking was that he lived right opposite of Chili House were we used to hang out and so had radars whenever I was around :) Let’s just say that Chili House is not that great for hideouts.

The next admirer was also fat………hmmm ok I see a trend……….. who till this day my friend reminds me of his stupid comment when I cut my hair and showed up to school : “Min jameela il ajmal”!
Huh? What the heck? We’re not in pre Islamic eras where we talk in classical Arabic!

Why God why? What is it in me that I’m a magnet to these people?

Skipping university, jumping into the NOW I thought that drama will disappear and the nice girl would meet a nice guy and life will be great but no!

At work adbash guys ever would approach me, seriously like top 5 aznakh shabab fil shirkeh. I need hours of storytelling to talk about those.

This year only I’ve been approached by 3 guys, 2 of whom are in their 30s and 1 in his 40s! Hellooooooooooooooo do I look that old? I’m freakin’ 25 and these people are minimum 9 years older than me.

What? Am I that attractive to oldies? It’s true I am mature ;) The thing is they’re not only older but they look old and they’re just not my style.

The last one bugged me the most; for starters when he called me he mistook my name. Sorry man but if you really want to get a girl you get her name straight!
And then I told him I’d call him back but didn’t. Where I come from it means i7lig, but apparently where he comes from it means ‘please call again and again and again and again’

If this keeps up does it mean that I’m gonna get stuck with one of ‘those’? Oh my God it’ll be over, I’ll be one of those girls who got older and didn’t find anyone suitable so she hooked up with hadak il 3ammo ! Scary thought.

My new year’s resolution:
Stop attracting the weird crowd

*Names have been changed for security purposes

Friday, October 03, 2008

Falling.............8 things I hate about myself

I haven't been myself lately, i don't know why, and i hate it.

It seems like I'm falling, losing self, doing the same mistakes over and over.

As much as i love myself (those who know me know how much :)) but watching myself over the past period made me realize that:

  1. I hate it when I gossip. No matter how abnoxious those people are, I shouldn't have. I'm sorry.

  2. I hate it when I think I know something, someone and then figure out it's all wrong.

  3. I hate it how I still don't know what my passion job is. Still experimenting but until when?

  4. I hate it how I promise myself so many things and yet I choose to do the opposite time and time again.

  5. I hate it when I relate a person, a situation or a place to my experiences before. Each person is a separate individual, situations are always different and places are what people, feelings and memories make them.

  6. I hate it when I think I'm over a situation, a person or a problem but once it appears again I'm a total wreck, again.

  7. I hate it how I fail God over and over after promising that I wouldn't.

  8. I hate how I fall back into memories making them my exile, my excuse, my safety net.

You don't drown by falling in the water;

you drown by staying there

Edwin Louis Cole

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

8 things that bug me in Ammani community

1. How DJs on radios talk in an American accent.

Inhom cool! Ba7rain becomes Barain, cozmo becomes CAzmo and ninety nine becomes niney nine!
bakoon biddi akob 7ali min il sayyara when i hear them. bas the new move now is Bri2ish! One of the new radio stations is 'spot on' with their accent

2. How weddings are overrated; flying to the dead sea wedding location by a private jet, entering the wedding hall in a car, and having the make up artist and hair dresser fly in from Lebanon!

Shower parties drive me crazy as well.......... how many prewedding parties do you have to have?!

3. The not-at-all-necessary obsession with facebook : "Lara, khalas lazem ti3mali facebook".

You know what? I don't care what everybody's status is, i don't care what pictures you have uploaded or if an electronic machine reminds you of my birthday. Please spare me the :"Faroo0007 yesterday was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing" !!!

4. How all coincidental meet ups end with

a fake: "isma3i, lazem ni3mil ishi"!

Law kan biddek ni3mil ishi you would've called me a thousand years ago ;)

5. How everybody is too dependant on their cell phones. The minute they walk into a restaurant they'd be like:"wainkom?" ! You know, if you'd walk 3 more steps you would find your 10 friends on a table!

6. How drivers think they have the right of the road if they have an E-Class and above.

7. How the name Faisal became FAYsal all of a sudden!

8. How kul 7ada 'mish taye2 il balad'

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Under age flirting

I've been living in Jordan all my life and the other day it hit me! If you're a girl living almost anywhere in Jordan I assure you you would have experienced the following:

Walking in the street hearing a mu3akaseh 7afartaliyyeh like: "bijannin il abyad" or "yil3an 3omri"or "beeeeeeeep" look back and there he is, a male kid aged 10 years old, maximum!

Isn't it weird? I mean there's no way on earth that this little kid understands what he's doing, he couldn't possibly understand the urge of flirting. Emotionally, mentally and physically it doesn't make sense. Most of the time, I bet, they don't understand what they're saying.
So why do they do it? The only reason is to fit in, they imitate their older brothers or older friends. Being males, of course, they have to feed their male ego as much as possible, so they prove their existence and their manhood by doing these things :)

These kids are not only wasting their time on the streets trying to be somebody but their childhood is also being stolen from them.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

3onsor il mufaja2a

While chatting with a friend of mine the other day I have learnt a new perspective of the element of surprise.

Me-why would you like looking at a girl at work if she's wearing a skirt? You saw her in a bathing suit, what's the deal?

Him- Well, it's different. When going to the beach, pool or where- ever, the expected dress code is a bathing suit. It's great but it's expected, it's the norm. But at work it's not very usual to have employees wear a skirt, hone beeji 3onsor il mufaja2a!

Here I began to realize how the "brilliant" mind of males works. And it's interesting. He's right, as long as there's an element of surprise, or unnormality within the trend, then it's interesting.

Us, girls, we use our brains differently. We don't get it when guys like a weirdo girl in salsa class :) She sprayed pepper spray on a mosquito in the middle of the routine for God's sakes! She behaves differently, but that's the catch, if she behaved like a normal salsa dancing student then she's within the trend, mafi 3onsor il mufaja2a.

Looking at it this way it's more comprehensible why couples of opposite characters end up together and why certain people end up as friends.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

on being sensitive........

I hate being sensitive!

Being sensitive means any word can cause a thousand wounds in your heart.

1 wound can unleash one of the beasts inside of you.
There's a saying:

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me
this does not exist in my world.

Being sensitive means no control of self.
No self control means somebody else has that control.

I hate airports, I cannot control time over there.
Come to think of it, I never not wear my arm watch.
I need to be in control of my self.

When I forget my cell phone, a sense of pleasure arouses in me.
No one can control my every move.
I am my own queen. I move freely.

I always say anything takes 24 hours....a shock, a surprise, fan argument, facinating news, anything, it takes 24 hours to settle in.

In those 24 hours of vulnerability I hate myself.
I am susceptible to all kinds of feelings.
I can't control my mood in those 24 hours.

I might say things that I'd regret in those 24 hours.
Nothing can take these words back in those 24 hours.

No control what so ever.

Yes I'm a control freak.
If I have the chance to control everything around me I would do it in a heart-beat.

I flip out when cars drift off the street lanes.
Lane lines that are drawn perfectly on streets are meant to make cars exist in lanes.
I get a bit tense when roads don't have clear lanes.

But mostly I hate it when I'm sensitive :)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

5 lies life had taught me.......

Life has taught me so many nice things about work, friendship, love and living but alas there are a few overrated sayings that should be reconsidered and revised.

These are the 5 lies life had taught me:

1. People change

I believe people do not change. An idiot will remain an idiot, sometimes a nice person can become an idiot but an idiot cannot be transformed to a nice person. A person will change under 2 conditions: if he really wants to, or if something makes him change.

2. Team results are always better than individual results

WRONG. This is a lie that has been carried on in the work place for centuries. I believe that individual work is way better than work done by a team. A person has no limits into perfecting his work. The only competition is thyself. All the great people in history are solos, composers, writers, leaders, rebels, artists, etc i could go on and on.

I want to sue those stupid HR brainwashers :P

3. What goes around comes around

Not until you make sure it does! A lot of people get away with things and nothing comes around, I know, trust me! I've been observing very carefully!

4. Faqed il shay2 la yu3teeh (you can't share what you didn't experience)

It's irrelevant. A person can be an orphan and be a great parent. Feelings like most things in life are not inhereted, they're inherent

And my favorite

5. Money cannot buy happiness

What a poor bitter person he who said that. Show me the money and I'll show you how happy i can be :D I think he meant "Money cannot ONLY buy happiness, it can buy all those other things too"!

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Laish il sha3b il ordoni ma 3indo dwawo brake ! Ya3ni KEEF biddi a3raf inno ra7 ywa22if halla2. Shiklo i have to enroll in 'da2 il mandal' courses !

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Asabi3 Zeinab

I was thinking inno if the sweet was really named after a girl somewhere named Zeinab then, Zeinab must've had very ugly fingers! :)

P.S. for those of you who don't understand Arabic Asabi3 Zeinab means Zeinab's fingers

Friday, April 11, 2008

Venus and Mars will never meet

There are things in life you just accept, like the mystery that you were born to a certain family and not another, the fact that there will always be idiots and the hurtful truth that you cannot heal the world. Along with those givens there is also a fact, which I recently gave in to, is that Venus and Mars will never meet.

No matter how much I try to understand guys I shall never hit home run. The more I try to understand them the more I find out that they don't make sense! I talk to my male friends discussing certain topics trying to figure out how these creatures operate but I fail everytime!

What is it with guys?! Is there a manual so that I could understand how they operate?

I fail not because I'm unable to put 2 and 2 together and my IQ is low, I fail because these creatures are incomprehensible. They can be amazing sometimes and other times they can be amazingly weird.

What is it with guys and their obsession with girls?? They are just insatiable! Blonds, redheads, brunettes, anything with female figures!

They get frustrated if we ask them some detail about their past but need to know our every move during the day.

An interesting theory I have noticed is that guys categorize females in their lives:

Their moms are the best female in the world. These come on top of the pyramid.

Their sisters are their reputation, the more low profile they keep them the better :)

Their female friends are their buddies, homies, confidence, anything but what they desire to have as a girl friend :) If you notice, your shilleh guy friends would have a certain type of female friends but would have a completely different style for a girl friend. It's like each type has a use.

When it comes to having a wife, their 7 year girlfriend could never do the job. They want a wife having the low profile of their sisters but surely more attractive, they want her less playful than their ex-es and definitely less opinionated than their shilleh friends. Similar to their mothers? No way because those are just perfect and no one could ever be like mommy.

What is it with guys and their constant need to be reminded that they are great?

Guys, you are great (mish kulkom), get over it, move on. Women have proved that they can do all that and more!! At the same time! ;)

"Could you walk and talk at the same time"?
Alla yirda 3alaiha Beyonce, she makes me smile everytime I hear those lyrics in her "irreplaceable" song.

Guys no offence from the post, I still think you are awesome & cool :) You make the best singers, artists, composers, musicians, sports players, and friends.

You're just weird............

Sunday, April 06, 2008


All you guys out there stop asking the stupid question you always do : 7ilwe? ! La2 bish3a!
I would be talking to a guy, any guy, about a story starting like this: "the other day my friend and i were goi-" Willa binottili and interruptingly asks : 7ilwe?
Ya3ni ma aznakhak ! Ana f aish o inta f aish!
Guys it's insulting , get it through your heads.
It's not funny, it's not appealing that u ask a girl if her friend is pretty.
First of all she's not gonna say yes so that your next brilliant question would not be : "aimta biddek t3arfeeni 3aleha?" nor would it be a no coz then the guy would not be interested in the story anymore.
So raja2i lal jins il akhar inno please spare me your hormones !

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

10 things I love about you Jordan

On honoring Jordan today March the 12th here are the 10 things I love about you:

1. Mansaf Mansaf Mansaf :)
2. The unique smell of construction in Jordan air
3. The irrisistability of females by Jordanian police
4. The funny and irrelevant flirting phrases such as "yil3an 3omri" !
5. The ridiculous cheesiness of being extra friendly with tourists.
6. How Jordan has the best weather in summer.
7. How Jordanians love to eat mana2eesh on Friday mornings.
8. How comfortable driving is on Fridays.
9. The simplicity of some people.
10. The fact that I consider it my home :)

God bless Jordan

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Pronunciation cont

I'm currently in a meeting and i forgot the no. 1 bug word : 'report'! It is re port mish repport! Also re sults mish results!
Another person just said develop ment! Ya jama3a it's one word: 'development' the emphasis is not existing ! I want to interfere i want to kill somebody :-S

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Jordan, here's the deal! you gotta stop pronouncing words they way you see fit!

this word is INITIATIVE is it pronounced [i-nish-ee-uh-tiv] as per the world's dictionaries and not ineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetiative ok? it's like "diminished" and "intimidating" not as "demeaning" and "revealing".

It just bugs me how literate, educated, well rounded people pronounce English words. I'll be in a managers' meeting willa bitnott wa7deh darseh b ibsar wain b USA bit2ool kilmeh ghareebeh, ana banjan bakoon biddi awa22if kul il meeting "stopppppppppppppppppppp..................aishhhhhhhhhhh??????????"

Consequence is [kon-si-kwens] o ma 3omorha kanat conseeeeeeeeeeeequence!
ya bay shu sarli sneen biddi a2ool hada il 7aki o mish 3am teeji fursa.
Connection, IT support, commitment do not have a SHADDEH! you do not stress the 'n', 'p' or the 'm'. Con-nection?! ma32ool ya3ni? it's smoother guys, it's like having 1 n :)

Ba3dain fe kaman mseebeh : "Version" vs. "Virgin" (bala mu2akathe ya3ni) and "Usual"

"usual" is [yoo-zhoo-uhl] in the pronunciation key mish ya3ni uJual! wala ya3ni uGual, it's usual zay ma bit2oolu "mazaji"!

Version as in the American version, my version of the story or new version is like "usual" = verjen, bas Virgin Megastores is VirGin.

Please use words wisely, it is really not professional to be in a board meeting saying : we have acquired the updated IT suP-Port systems including the new Virgin!

Ahhhh :) I feel better now that I got it all out.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Dancing makes the world such a lovely place :) I wish I started learning Salsa years ago.... at least I would've caught up with guys my age, now the oldest I can find in beginners class is saneh rab3a handaset 3amara :S You don't wanna know how awkward they felt when they found out I was a 'working girl'!

I fell in love with this song below by Sting that talks about love and dancing..... it's the soundtrack of KATE AND LEOPOLD (stupid lovey dovey movie but great song)

I urge all of you Jordanians to shake your boodie whenever you get the chance :)


If I caught the world in a bottle

And everything was still beneath the moon

Without your love would it shine for me?

If I was smart as Aristotle

And understood the rings around the moon

What would it all matter if you loved me?

Here in your arms where the world is impossibly still

With a million dreams to fulfill

And a matter of moments until the dancing ends

Here in your arms when everything seems to be clear

Not a solitary thing would I fear

Except when this moment comes near the dancing's end

If I caught the world in an hourglass

Saddled up the moon so we could ride

Until the stars grew dim, Until...

One day you’ll meet a stranger

And all the noise is silenced in the room

You’ll feel that you're close to some mystery

In the moonlight and everything shatters

You feel as if you’ve known her all your life

The world’s oldest lesson in history

Here in your arms where the world is impossibly still

With a million dreams to fulfill

And a matter of moments until the dancing ends

Here in your arms when everything seems to be clear

Not a solitary thing do I fear

Except when this moment comes near the dancing’s end

Oh, if I caught the world in an hourglass

Saddled up the moon and we would ride

Until the stars grew dim

Until the time that time stands still, Until...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Round about ?

I found this tree in the middle of the street. This is a real picture, no hollywood effects , no blue screen... Let's c how long our fellow who work in il amaneh will take them to remove it ;)

Friday, February 15, 2008


I'm into lyrics these days, beautiful feelings that translate into words, from words through songs back into feelings. Since I was a kid lyrics got into me, I could cry, smile, fall in love from just listening to music lyrics, even the Spanish, Italian, Jewish songs I never understood moved me in so many ways. I love that about myself.
Since Valentine's Day just passed this is one song that has been running through my head all week long. You might have heard it on One TV. Enjoy.......... I'll be sharing more of those in the coming days.
Here's to romance, love & memories.............

Koop -Koop Islands Blues Lyrics
Ane Brun :
Hello my love
It's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone
I'm so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I'm looking for you
Or anyone like you
We said goodbye
With the smile on our faces
Now you're alone
You're so sad on your own
The truth is
We run out of time
Now you’re looking for me
Or anyone like me
Na na na na…
Hello my love
It's getting cold on this island
I'm sad alone
I'm so sad on my own
The truth is
We were much too young
Now I'm looking for you
Or anyone like you

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Infita7 ijtima3i? ! give me a break

معاكسات الفتيات : هل انحسرت في ظل الانفتاح الاجتماعي؟
article in today's newspaper
Bigollak n7asarat ..........Mish adreh ad ma fi infita7 ijtima3i, ya3ni 3am ba7awel inni albis mu7tashem mish zabet! Alla yir7am hadeek il ayyam illi kunt at3akas feeha halla2 mafi 7ada bi7ki nos kilmeh! Ya3ni il infita7 bsara7a kharab baitna........ il shabab kteer shab3aneen no one says a word even if you're wearing practically nothing........ sub7an alla keef il infita7 7asar il mu3akasat.
Infita7 shu! this title drove me crazy today.
معاكسات الفتيات : هل انحسرت في ظل الانفتاح الاجتماعي؟
نشر: 5/2/2008 الساعة .GMT+2 01:24 a.m

فريهان الحسن
عمان- تتعرض إسراء بشكل شبه يومي إلى العديد من المعاكسات وهي تقود سيارتها، تقول "يلاحقوني ويبدأون بمضايقتي للحصول على رقم هاتفي، وأحيانا تصل الوقاحة بهم إلى التسبب في حادث سير".
ولا تعرف اسراء (28 عاما) كيف يعطي الشاب لنفسه الحق بمغازلتها بطريقة مبتذلة، مشيرة إلى أنها تعمل على تجاهل المعاكسات باستمرار، لكنها تجد نفسها مضطرة للرد حينما يتمادى الشاب.
وتؤكد رجاء (28 عاما) أنها تتعرض وصديقاتها إلى المعاكسات بشكل مستمر، مستغربة اعتقاد الشباب الساذج أن الفتيات اللواتي يجارين "الموضة" في لبسهن يتقبلن المعاكسات ويتجاوبن معها.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

Akhlag mafi!

I always separated between actions of people and who they are, a murderer is not necessarily lousy at his job for there is no such thing as a good person or a bad person full stop. We are a mix of everything.

I often think a prostitute could be a great chef, a drunk could be a loyal friend and a theif could have dignity and manners....... apparently not :)

لص سرق احذية المصلين فعادوا حفاة فوق الثلج
نشر: 1/2/2008 الساعة .(GMT+2 00:45 a.m )

عمان- اجبر لص قام بسرقة الاحذية الفاخرة لعدد من المصلين في احد مساجد العاصمة عمان على عودتهم حفاة القدمين فوق الثلوج.
وذكرت وكالة الانباء الاردنية الرسمية (بترا) التي اوردت النبأ ان "اللص اقدم على سرقة احذية مصلين كانوا يؤدون صلاة العصر اول من امس (الاربعاء) في احد مساجد عمان".
واضافت الوكالة ان "اللص استغل وقت اداء المصلين لصلاة الجماعة داخل المسجد لتمتد يداه الى ما اعجبه وارتفع سعره من احذيتهم ليفر بعدها تاركا عباد الله يمشون حفاة فوق الثلج".
وابدى المصلون اشمئزازهم من هذا "التصرف المشين الذي جاء في اصعب الاوقات".
وقالوا انهم "انتعلوا الثلج ليعودوا الى منازلهم حفاة يستشعرون برودة الثلج الذي غاصت فيه ارجلهم بعدما عجزوا عن ايجاد ما ينتعلونه مقابل آخرين استخدموا احذية قديمة مهترئة وجدوها على باب المسجد".

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I wasn't short listed for the Chevening hurts.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Laish il aza?

Walking in hotels always made me feel different. I love the ambience of diversity, the smiling people (for a change) and importance it gives you. I have to work in a hotel sometime :) Imagine the amount of blond guys I can bump into per day ! :) Il muhim....

As I was entering the Meridien Hotel for a family dinner I took a look as usual on the activity list to see what else was going on in the hotel. To my shock I stopped walking and told my aunt, I have to take a picture of this!

Why do people do this?! Taking the K away from the "knowledge" and sticking it before "FUC" world bank? Laish il aza? Ya3ni mazboot it's freakin funny bas inno you don't do this in hotels where foreigners are actually reading these lists o ninfade7? La2 bas tab3an ni7na il Jordanians cool o bni3raf masabbat bil English ;)

Anyway to feed my ego I went to the concierge hoping to hear exactly what he had told me:) I asked him: 'Shayef fee ishi ghalat bil list? Masalan ism il bank?' Fa il akh read it out loud o howweh mish 3aref wain alla 7atto, he's like: 'ah haik ismo' !!

I thanked him for his efforts in being a great employee, byikhdim il balad o fee motivation lal shoghol. 7aram ma ilosh 3al lone :)

I took the picture thinking how good life is :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Visiting Deutschland, the country of decipline and order

I haven't been writing in such a long time, I can blame the laziness in me and nothing else. I always think that when I write it should be well written with pictures and such but I figured I can't keep up with that, I'll just write whatever pops on my mind.

I have been to Munster (the city of bicycles), Germany in Aug 2007 for a media workshop with a bunch of friends from Jordan participating with Romanian and Israeli teams. To make a long story short you can look at our products on the following website :

Fadi Awwad a great singer was also in my team check out his songs

Munster is such a beautiful city, typical European, with all it's nice and awful aspects! The best part was seeing 4 of my German Dubai friends whom I really appreciate for they have traveled by trains and cars to meet up with me to share some of the old laughs.

Below are some pictures of the city.

Note the amount of bicycles on the left

This guy is amazing and there are so many like him

7aram ti3ib!

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A classic :)

A proof that Germany is not perfect :)

In the end Germany is a beautiful country that I would definitely visit again :)