Happy Anniversary to The Arab Observer


I haven’t celebrated my blog anniversary yet! I started it in March last year and it is April now. I guess that it is not fair to my blog not to celebrate it’s anniversay knowing that it has been the home of my thoughts in the past year. A home where it did not only recieved the various ideas and feelings I had in the past year but also pushed me to read and think more in order to bring new substance to my blog readers.

My blog has created another mean of communicating with other people online. Now in addition to my personal friends, my chat friends, my email friend, and my phone friends, I have many blog friends.

Looking back at the past years posts, I find it hard to pick the best one. I love most of what I have written although there are some posts that I wish that I didn’t wrote.

I like mostly the posts that has a sense of me, an incident happened to me, or a feeling that I felt, or a thought that passed in my head. I pick among them:

1. Trust your washing machine
2. A product of nature missing piece
3. We are Destined and Immortal!
4. My land?
5. Young old man short story
6. Social Pressure short story
7. Ommak Madonna!
8. I love my “won’t be” born son
9. The Nude man short story
10. The Alley Conscience
11. My heart beats
12. The moment of being alive
13. My role in life

I want to thank all the readers of my blog. Those who comment and those who don’t.

I also would like to ask a small favour from each one who read this post. I want a comment from each reader just for this post today telling me his/her name/id, how long has he/she been reading my blog, what is his/her favourite post, and any other thing he/she would like to tell me. Anonymous readers are welcome to comment as well, just add a simple id and give me your feedback.

Thank you all.

Happy Anniversary to The Arab Observer.

33 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary to The Arab Observer

  1. Haitham says:

    Happy Anniversary!🙂well at first, i wasnt much of a dedicated reader, but with time, i got more used to check it and see what new ideas and things you are writing about!🙂 i loved all the posts, from the funniest, weiredest to the most serious ones🙂looking forward for more posts and Good Luck!:)

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  2. Happy bloggoversary fadi, okbal el 199🙂I love the way you formulate your ideas. I find my self relating to them and feeling some attachment to them.Well done Observer, keep up the good work

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  3. happy anniversary I started to read for you maybe from 1 month I agree with u in some points but the post I liked the most is the washing machine stuffkeep up the good work:)

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  4. redrose says:

    I came across your blog I think during the last July, what I liked that here there is a nice piece of mind simply expressed so all readers from different levels can got it out of any comlications.Happy Anniversary.Tell you something funny ..at begining I was thinking that the ID for Arab Observer looks like such Arab Classical thinkers in 70’s with glasses in thier 50’s and so on..hehhee..the name gives this ID..sorry observer ..I was amazed to find you very young Arab Observer🙂 keep it up and good luck Young Observer🙂

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  5. Wedad, lol ‘bloggak salem’ :D!Fadi, I can’t remember when I started reading your blog…last Autumn?The post that ‘connected’ me was when you talked about Jacob struggling with God. I just loved that.Been connected ever since!

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  6. Tamara says:

    Happy Anniversary fof.I was reading ur blog since u started..i see that u always come up with new ideas,thoughts and even things we never thought of,and u also developed ur writings, i like what u write and how u analyse things,u mentioned the posts u like the most but u didn’t mention the one’s that u didn’t like.keep on going

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  7. Happy anniversary Fadi,I don’t remember when did I start following your blog but it could have been since the beginning.My favorite blog was about the one which you proposed attaching urine container to the bed mattress so you can urinate right there and then without having to get up and walk to the bathroom at night especially when you don’t have to.I thought the idea was very creative but of course like everything else it needs a lot of refinements.My second favorite one was the one on your flight to the gulf when you were trying to make a connection with God or with Angels while you were up there in the sky but instead you didn’t really find nothing up there and the connection was never made.I can name few others but these were the best in my opinion and the reason is that they demonstrate plenty of creativity on your part.I wouldn’t let you go without letting you know about the worst one, it was the one that you talked about masturbation. I do understand that masturbation is part of life and it does have a place for discussion and it is your freedom of speech that you are expressing and that is your god given absolute right but still, I don’t think that I’m interested in knowing about the frequency of your masturbation. Some people masturbate once a day, others may masturbate 7 to 10 times a day, but that is your business and theirs and not mine as a reader. I kind of thought that was a blog out of context, or at least it was unrepresentative of the Observer that I know.I hope that you accept my praise as well as as my criticism in an open heart and mind, after all you asked for it and you got it.Again, happy anniversary keep up the good work.

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  8. Hythamo, thank you. I am glad I got you hooked up🙂Qwaider, thx. It is good to know that people do relate to what I write. Inshallah I will keep up the good work.Tiger, I love to get new readers🙂 and I am glad you get the washing machine term. It is so true. RedRose, thanks dear. Yes, I feel the same about the name. It kind of give the blog some value🙂I guess that yes I am some kind of a simple person. People has been telling me that since school time. I like it.Weds, o bloggek salem kaman, thx🙂Kinzi, when I first read your name commenting on another blog, I thought that you are a man, it reminded me of the name of the American scientist Kinzi, and I thought that you share the same name till you thankfully explained it on your blog to mean your treasure (your kids).I remember your comment on Jacob post. There are many comments that made me happy during the last year. Maybe I should find sometime to look them up and post them again.Tamara, thank you tamatira🙂Hatem Abunimeh, this is the best feedback I got. You gave me exactly what I was looking for to hear. I am glad to know the two posts you liked the most, they are from my favourites as well. Although I should take critisism as well, and I do understand that you don’t like to hear about my masturbation habits😛, I don’t remember that I have written about it. I mean I wrote that masturbation before going to sleep trigger me to wake up in the middle of the night in order to urinate, but I didn’t say how many times I do masturbate, or how I do it, or any other details. Sometimes there is some private things that even I wouldn’t share it in public🙂Thanks for your feedback.

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  9. Arab Lady says:

    Ok I remember coming across your blog long time ago, read a post, threw a comment, but never came back! Well but currently u can consider me new to The Arab Observer. Anyways Keep up the good work & Happy Anniversary Be a good credible & unbiased “ Arab Male Observer”😉

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  10. moh says:

    happy anniversary observer😀 name/ID : mohammademm , the first post i read in this blog was the one about “ghandi” , and it’s still my fav. post , i think that was like 9-10 months ago , and i actully was inspired by you to start my own blog😀 but i had to shut it down for personal reasons

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  11. I remembered one more item that I enjoyed reading for you, it wasn’t here on your blog but some where else in the blog sphere. It was an exchange between you and an Italian lady about the comment with which Queen Rania uttered regarding the Hijab issue. The debate was going on in a methodical manner for several days with neither one of you wanting to concede defeat or even acknowledge that there can be a happy medium somewhere. She kept on insisting more or less and in so many words that the Queen’s position is that the Hijab is not divinely mandated requirement and it could go either way meaning that the lady has the option of wearing it or taking it off or not wearing it at all, and God is the final judge on that. But you were trying to articulate to her that wasn’t what the queen had said and her statement was taken out of contest, but she didn’t want to budge and you didn’t budge either. I’m not sure how the debate had ended but I think if my memory serves me correctly it was a draw.

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  12. Happy 1 year old blog =D !!i have been reading your blog on and off since last october, the selection you put is very nice, i enjoyed the moment of being alive, its a great post. hmm,, there is another one that got me thinking that i can’t recall its not from the listed ones.. but what i wanted to say is that your choice of topics is nice, the weight distribution over personal issues and general views is good as well, you are good in presenting your thoughts, you put it simple and direct to the point ,, way to go!

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  13. ArabLady, welcome back then, hope you stick to my blog this time🙂hamede, thank youMoh, 10 months ago, that is a very good time. Thanks for sticking around. Hatem Abunimeh, I guess you are talking about the debate on Batir’s blog not Qwaider. It was something like what you mentioned. You have an excellent memory🙂Tala, thanks for your encouraging words. I am glad to hear about your perception about my blog. Adel, Dar, thank you…

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  14. Happy anniversary fufu:)“his/her name/id”: Natasha ya ahbal😛“ how long has he/she been reading my blog”: since the first post:)“what is his/her favourite post”: I love the short stories , especially <>social pressure<>, my favorite posts are the posts related to women rights and gay rights … “any other thing he/she would like to tell me”: I love you my friend🙂 the best thing about your blog is that when we don’t have the chance to see each other , I still get to know what is my friend thinking these days and how is he doing🙂 and I don’t know if I ever told you this before ; <> I think you are brave and talented <>🙂

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  15. Natasha,🙂, what a nice message! It is quite touching. Thank you. You are a great friend. You are as brave and rebellious as I am. No wonder we are so good friends🙂. Love you much too.

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  16. Nas says:

    Happy anniversary fufuI have been reading ur posts for a long time but i dont usually comment coz i see you all the time and we discuss them when we sit together.I like your thinking and it has developed alot since i have known you ages ago. my favorite posts i must say like natasha the ones you talk about womens rights and the social pressures,the bird short story, and my land especially the debate u had with that guy solomn when he was very aggresive eventhough you were very understanding but ur answers were excellent.you need to improve your grammer though hehehehehe good luck in your blog and your future projects🙂

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  17. Happy anniversary Fadi,I started to read for you from 1 monthMy favorite posts r Gays and Marriage, First Gay Jordanian blog & Gays and FemininityOther things I would like to tell u that u r very courageous man to write about these controversy subjectsMoreover, I like the photo u put about a woman against dark forcesMe 2 I love Nawal Al Sadawi Good luck 4 ur blog

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  18. Nas, you know what, it makes me happy to see my friends getting hooked to my blog and checking it so often. Yeah we were so young 10 years ago when we first grew to become best friend. We both matured much since then, although I have matured just a bit more than you :P! lol. *Kidding*Thanks for your wishes, and best luck in our future project😉

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  19. Hey Mohammad, you love Nawal Al Sadawi too?🙂You are the courageous one for being able to stand and defend who you are and what you believe in. Good luck for your blog as well.

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  20. Hi Fadi,I think I started reading you in February 2007. The first post I read was midnight nature call…funny.I don’t really have a favourite post they are all good I think, but I remember Nawal Sa3dawis post the most because I respect her.At first I thought you were only funny but then I saw all the other sides of you, you seem to be a very sweet caring person, also not afraid to give your point of view no matter what the consequences are🙂.Happy anniversary buddy🙂

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  21. 7aki Fadi, Thank you. Well I also liked your blog instantly. Since then I have been reading your comments here and there and grew a fan of you. I feel that we share a lot in our way of thinking. I like your sense of humour as well🙂

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  22. Happy anniversary!Well I’ve only just started reading your blog last month, but I like your ideas and I really enjoy reading about different views from the arab world. Keep up the good work!

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  23. Saad says:

    Well. You know my name/age/sex/location already🙂I’m not sure how long I’ve been reading this, but I think…a VERY long time!

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  24. Is it too late to send my wishes? well on these good occasions time is a bit flexible, isn’t it? I had read some posts of yours sporadically in the past, but since last month I became more regular. And for my good reasons. Keep it up: the clear and genuine ideas, the spirit of an honest account.

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  25. Waheed says:

    Happy Anniversary Fadi…I really like your blog, it’s the place where I go when I feel bored during work and want to read something funny…most of times I don’t agree with your thoughts but even though I like your way in expressing things and your creative ideasI started reading your blog 3 months ago and since that time I rarely miss one of your postskeep up the good work and Good luck.

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  26. dandoon, thank you, and welcome to my blog.devils’ mind, you made my day🙂. Your opinion is highly valued by me. Thank you.Saad, yeah, I know all of that, thanks for replying to my request🙂Vas, it never too late. I will try to keep it up the way you are used to it. Thank you.waheedof, this is your fist comment! I am happy to have you finally commenting😛. I am glad that this place can inject some fun in your spirit when you feel bored at work🙂

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