Another fight! This one is big!

Because people in Amman like to watch fights as much as having sex
*Almost* as much
And because fights can show more about the culture of nations
And the constraints and values our society imposes on us
Which does give those fights a deeper meaning
rather than the immature behaviour of young guys

I decided to write about another big fight I have been in
where here I can’t deny that I have been…
Beaten up!
But I have an excuse
Numbers beats courage!
Unless it is a holy story

I am writing in Saadna‘s style
Because I love it!
I am not sure how good I am in it
But it seems to work just fine
Mmmm, better than fine!

This fight is about a WOMAN!
I hear you saying “Tell us something new”
You are right, it is an old story
Most fights in the universities happen because of women
(no pun intended)
It isn’t because women are bad
In the contrary, it is because men are immature

Anyway, that day me and my friends were out for a dinner
While driving back home
The 4 girls in one car, me and my other two friends in the other car
That makes us 3 guys (remember the number)
The girls’s car stopped on a traffic light in front of us
Another car full of guys (5) stopped next to them
While we stopped behind the girls’s car

The guys, who seemed to come from the jungle
Actually, normal Ammani sexual harassers
Started to hit on the girls (just because they were 4 girls in one car!)

My best friend, who used to think of himself as a SUPERMAN
Actually he still does think of himself as a superman
and whom used to fight anything that goes behind his own well
Even if it is just a fly hitting his face
or a molecule of dust infiltrating his nose
He used to hit back fiercly!
This time it isn’t a fly, it is his girl friend being hit on by a group of guys
Imagine his rage?

Because male friends should (I mean MUST) stand for each other
and because we were happy of our new found muscles
that we built going to the gym for a couple of months
Where we thought of ourselve to be the ultimate gladiators!

We decided, based on our good judgment, to teach those guys a lesson!
We were 3, they were 5
We are muscled
We can beat them!
We were wrong

We started shouting and cursing them
They did the same
We turned left after the traffic light
They parket their car aside
We did the same

My friend wanted to take his huge stick (ganweh)
I tried to stop him so that he wouldn’t kill anyone
While we were fighting on the stick,
We didn’t notice that the guys already reached us
and that our 3rd friend is already caught by two of them
I had to let it go, and go to help him

I started hitting those guys, then I remember falling down
and then I remember feeling 10 feet kicking me everywhere
Where was Nasser? where was Ramzi? (my friends)
I had no idea!
I was thinking, if the guys were 5
If each guy has 2 legs, then that make them 10!
Nasser and Ramzi must had fleed!

I didn’t know that they each had to deal with seperate 5 guys!
Apparantly, they had their friends, and where in 3 full cars that we haven’t noticed!
As a sum, they were 15
While we were 3

Nasser claims to cause severe damage on two of them with his stick
Before he got out numbered and loose it to them
Where they used it on the poor Ramzi!
Who has now a bigger nose than mine!

Back to me
Lying on the floor with the 10 feet kicking simulatneously
I decided to wait, till they get bored
But they didn’t seem to
Untill their kicks reached my head
Where I freaked out
Because one hit me so hard that my head reach the pavement
So I screamed!
Not of pain
But in order to make them realize that they would kill me if they kept on doing like this
Fortunatly, they backed away
Nasser came to my rescue

Anyway, the 3 musketeers ended up beaten!
We had to take Ramzi to the hospital because he was bleeding!

We wanted to press charges against those guys.
And so Mr. Nasser, trying to be smart
Asked me in front of the DR.
Where did they get that stick from?
He didn’t want to be sued because of it
Me, being the naive person who I am
Looked at him in concern
Thinking that he has a memory loss!
“Oh my dear, it is yours” I said!
I realized my mistake from the way he looked at me!

When the police came to invesitage
We decided to LIE!
As a mean of protecting the girls!
Because their parents would kill them knowing that they have caused a fight
Some of their parents didn’t even know that they go out and have dinners with guys!
What a sin!
Welcome to Amman

Anyway, being the MEN we are
We testimonied that those guys HIT on us!
What a shame!
Some “7afartal” guys hitting on 3 “fafi” west Ammani guys
We DIDNT mention the girls existance

The inverstiagtion didn’t get anywhere
It didn’t have to
We had to endure the pain for a couple of days
and that’s it

Ramzi’s nose insists of reminding us of this incident.
As we grow older
We remember those days
And smile

A witness for my fist fight at the university!

Update: Based on an anonymous resquest. 3adoola, took a video for me and Waheed fist fighting!


This week, a new woman joind us at work
A woman that I have never seen before
At least that what I thought
Until yesterday
And while having lunch with my co-workers
She asked me if I recognize her
I looked on her face, trying not to be impolite
and said “Sorry”, but you look familiar
I guess she looks familiar
Apparantly we have studied togather at the university
and she has witnessed me in a fist fight
and she remembers my bleeding nose!
Stupid me, I thought no one saw that!

Unfortunatly, my other co-workers wanted to know the full story
I had to tell them anyway as I don’t want them to think that I have been beaten up
(Don’t you dare think I had)

The incident happened 8 years ago.
Wow, that long and I haven’t noticed Enas(the witness) existance!
It was a numerical class at 8 am in the morning
The class were full, and I was sitting just before the last row
In the last row, three other guys were *happy*
I didn’t have my eye-glasses that day
and so, I was trying to concentrate on hearing the Professour
But I couldn’t because of their voice
I turneed around and asked them politely to SHUT the HELL up
They said ok, but kept on singing!
So I turned to them again
This time furious, and demanded them to SHUT UP.

The Professour heard us argueing, and so he demanded to know what is going on.
I said “There is nothing, the guys are singing, and I am just shutting them up”
What an ‘esfeen’! (wedge) – They most probably failed the class because of this.
The Professour was furious on them.
I am not sure how did he punished them, but I am sure he did harshly.

After the class, I left in peace.
Like nothing has happened.
Actually pretending that nothing has happened.
One of the guys followed me.
He came to close and shouted on my face ‘Gadha hai el 7arakeh?’
Which means “Can you face the consequences of what you have did?”

He was thin, he didn’t freak me out.
And because I was walking with a girl friend of mine
I had to act
In order to save my manhood
Otherwise, I would become the laugh of the university
So I pushed him away and said “yes, gadha, what are you going to do?”
He said “Meet me in the parking lot of the science faculty”
Sure I will.

How immature I was that time!
Actually, I haven’t been in a real fight before that incident
and sometimes I doubted my couragement
So it was good to prove it back then

I stupidly went there alone
Not thinking that he is there with his friends
Maybe I thought of that, but I was stubborn and wanted to prove that I am couragrous enough.
Fortunatly, it was only me and him who fought each other.

I wanted to grab him because I knew that my body is stronger
But there was another guy of his friends between us
Both were taller than me, and so I couldn’t reach him
Not untill a strong punch of him hit my nose!
I felt it hard
I became raged
And so I jumped and caught him from his neck
And Squeezed it in my arms while punshing his head hard
While the other guys trying to break us apart
I didn’t want to let him go
Not until I saw some blood drops on the street floor below us

I freaked out
Thinking that I hav injured him badly
and so I let him go
Only to realize that those blood drops weren’t from him
They were actually coming out of MY nose!
Which was bleeding like a flood!

That really made me angry
But what to do, the fight was over
I didn’t realize that we had that much witnesses!
Nonetheless Enas and her friend!
Who still remembers my bleeding nose till today!
And is telling everyone at work about it!

Anyway, I went to the University health center.
There was an Egyptian nurse
Who wanted to know what happened
“Meen da el Motawa77esh elle 3emel feek keda? Da mesh bane 3adam, da wa7sh!”
“Who is this monster who did this to you? He can’t be human!” She said.
and then she grabbed a long piece of fabric
around 3 meters long!
Actually I am exaggerating
and pushed it all into my nose!
I have no idea how she could do that!
I have no idea how she could squeeze that large piece of fabric in my little nose
(not very little nose)
So now you know why my nose is big

Everyone know that story now
But I insist that I am the one who beat him up
At least this is what I want to believe
Don’t beleive me?
I don’t care
Actually I do.
Well I don’t
I am over it now.
I can live with my big nose
If you don’t mention it.

Just don’t think that something you did in the past can just go away like this.
There would always be some witnesses who would remind you.
No matter how much time has passed since then!

Angels and Demons: Human nature

Angels and Demons, one has to wonder which really the angels are and which really the demons are in Dan Brown novel ‘Angels and Demons’.

He concentrates on Religion relationship with Science and the conflict aroused in the middle ages between the Church which dominated the search for the truth and science men who had to fight in order to give their own version.

Highlighting the past sins of the Christian church and glorifying the achievements of science men at some points in the story does make you wonder who has really been an Angel and who has really been the demon in our history.

At other parts of the story, he does highlight the moral support Church has been giving our world for ages and how much it has been trying to be our campus to do the right thing. At the same time, he points out what Science has really achieved, and how much it ruined our sense of wonderment and enjoyment of our world.

Church teachings have evolved with time where certain truth has been changed which does affect the credibility of its current teachings because if old teachings were subjected to change, why not current teachings as well? It leaves us in wonder of how much faith we can put in the religion teachings we receive if those teachings are subjected to change and turn to science for answers.

But Science is in no better position if we are talking about changes. For science people, there is no permanent scientific truth. Proven theories can get disproved any minute. What ever we lie on our knowledge of the outer world is subject to drastic changes as new scientific discoveries appear.

I have been mistaken in the past of trying to prove a point by saying Science says so, because science is as changeable as religion is.

While both science and religion have failed me in the past, and while both has brought some horror to our human race, in terms of holy wars (crusaders for example) and scientific horror weapon, I can’t dismiss the benefits both science and religion brought to our lifes.

Science has made my life much easier, but it has also stolen my faith and comfort of believing in an eternal life. It has provided answers to many things, but also stole the wonderment of not knowing. It has make us rush in searching for new things while forgetting to take some moments and enjoy our lives.

I guess that it doesn’t matter what the truth is really is, if there is even an ultimate truth, as long as we know how to handle our limited time on earth and enjoy each moment of it.

There are neither angels nor demons. Both Science and Religion are products of human nature. It is the beauty of us, not being totally black or totally white. We are a mix of different colors that forms the beauty of being a human.

The infinity bug

Infinity does scare me.

It is a thing that I can’t really comprehend when I apply it on anything in this world. It even gets scarier when applied to time, the infinite beginning and end of time. Or even when applied to space, the infinite amount of space you find if you are going larger or even going smaller.

For instance, if our universe is finite where telescopes can reach its boundaries, what would lie behind those boundaries? Nothing? If you move in the nothing, where would you reach?

What if you come to a perspective where the whole universe is just a tiny atom? and you conintued going up in scale where the universe(atom) is connected with other universes(atoms) to form a matter in a bigger universe, and go up so that the new universe is just an atom in a bigger one?! and continue, continue…
Isn’t there a stop to that?

What if you go the other way around, with microscopes now looking into sub-atomic particles. What if that microscope can magnify those particles to a scale of our universe and look inside the particle universe, and continue this process on and on?

What if you go back in time to the big bang? what if the big bang is the final point of a previous stage? what if you continued going on with time in that direction? and continued and continued..

What if you go forward in time, till the end of time? would there be an end? if yes, what’s next? Next! Next! Next!

I feel trapped in an infinite universe. It does scare me not being able to understand this issue. It almost like there is a bug in my brain where a loop keeps on going on when I try to figure out this logical problem. That tiny reaction in my brain triggers some fear emotions that encapsulate the whole issue.

Is it an intentional bug that has been inflicted by a creator?

Or is it a wrong of perception of how the world goes?

Fear, Anger, Dispair and Jealousy facing reality

Fear, Anger, Dispair and Jealousy have been trapped in a dark cave for ages till one day a big earthquake errupted causing the break up of the walls of the cave and leaving the four negative forces face to face with the light of the outside world.

Fear, which has been content with the darkness of the cave and fighting any slight curiousity of peeking out into the ourside world, came face to face with Knowledge. The rays of Knowledge hit the Fear on his face. It showed him the beauty of things around him that he has missed trapping himself in darkness. The Knowledge giant approached Fear, which was trempling in awe, lift him, and gave him a strong hug where Fear got diluted and disappeared in the ocean of Knowledge.

Anger, which has been banging his head with the stones of the walls of the cave, got the shock of his life from the calmness and peace of Nature. Moving in rage through the vast space around him where there is no stones to hit his head with, Anger found himself face to face with Silence. The hole of Silence absorbed it gradually till it faded in content.

Dispair, has never thought that there is anything in this world except the darkness that covered the space around him in his long life in the cave. He never moved and never thought to check other places because he believed that where ever he goes, it would be the same – Darkness everywhere.

Now with the current revelation of the outside world. Dispair stood frozen in shock of what he is seeing. Suddenly the Hope eagle jumped on him from the sky, grabbed him and raised him to new heights that he never imagined. The more height Hope reached holding Dispair, the more Disair found himself vanishing.

Jealousy has been biting himself since he came to life in that dark cave. He wanted to be changed to Fear, but it never worked out. He tried to mock up Anger, it didn’t work out. He tried to feel like Dispair, but couldn’t do it. He stayed in the cave looking around and jealous of everything around him.

When his sight fall on nature, he first was thrilled because he thought that there are plenty of things to envy here. but when he looked closer, he found himself face to face with Content. He never realized the existance of Content. He never felt the power of it. Content stroke him in a power wave. A strong tornado twisted Jealousy from its world and absorbed it in the world of Content.

Love, looked down from the sky, smiled in happiness, and sent the rays of light to cover other dark places that it hasn’t reached yet.