Tune on Radio Monte Carlo 97.40


Hey guys,
Tomorrow I will be on Radio Monte Carlo at 4:00 pm Jordan time.

The show is about Jordanian young talents, hosted by Yan Isam Al Hajj. I was recommended by Red Rose (Thank you Manal) to represent a young writing talent in Jordan, and was chosen for my writings and popularity of this blog.

Along with me, the show will host:
Dima & Lama Hattab – sport
Aziz Maraka – Music
Kawther Saleh – broadcaster at Radio of Jordan/French

Don’t miss it! 🙂

And here is the website of Monte Carlo in case you want to check it on the internet:
http://www.rmc-mo.com/

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مسرح حياتي


تمضي السنين و يمضي عمري معها, ينبض قلبي في تتابع مستمر منذ تكونه في رحم امي و الي ميعاد رحيلي من هذه الحياة. توقف جسمي عن النمو, لكن وعي و ادراكي في نمو مستمر, نمو يوازي سنين عمري, نمو بلا توقف, يسير في ايقاع منتظم كنبضات قلبي, لا يتعب و لا يكل, يستمد قوته من مسرح الحياة,بينما هو متفرج صامت يحاول استنباط المعاني وحل الالغاز
في البداية بدأت بالتعرف على الشخصيات, حاولت فهم لغتهم, واقعهم وبيئتهم. كان هنالك مساعد في البداية, يشرح لي فصول المسرحية كما يفهمها هو. هم في الواقع كانوا اكثر من مساعد, متفرجين جالسين على جانبي مقعدي, في نفس الصف أو في الصف امامي او خلفي. شرحوا لي ما يعرفون وما تعلموه حتى هذه اللحظة. اعطوني كتابين لتاكيد فهمهم: الأول مكتوب عليه “دين” و الثاني مكتوب عليه “علم” . نصحوني في قراءة الاول. قالوا انه شامل, ثابت لا يتغير, لغته ممكن ان تكون صريحة و يمكن ان تكون خفية, لذلك اعطوني عدة ملحقات للشرح. الكتاب الثاني يبدو مختلفا, يناقض الكتاب الأول في البداية ثم يناقض نفسه مع كل تطور جديد. كل يوم له ملحق, يجمع ما يراه المتفرجون في مختلف الصفوف و يلخصه في خطوط تشرح فصول المسرحية. متفرجين الصفوف القريبة يشاهدون الشيء ذاته و يبنون نفس الاستنتاجات, لايعجبهم عندما يكتشفون ان متفرجين صفا اخر يرون اشياء مختلفة. تحمر وجوههم و يبداؤا في تراشق الطماطم.
تتوالى الفصول فصلا فصلا, ما ايقنته في بداية المسرحية, يبدو سرابا الآن. اتعلق بالشخصيات, يزداد تعلقي بها كلما زاد مكوثها على خشبة المسرح, تتبدل الشخصيات و تتبدل الاحداث, اجمعها على الانترنت في “الفبس بووك” افرح عندما اجدها, كانما وجدت فصلا مضى. اجمعها كما تجمع الجاجة صيصانها, و احافظ عليها لأبقي فصول المسرحية مترابطة
المسرح كبير, هناك دراما و هناك كوميديا, هناك رومانسية و هناك تراجيديا. احيانا تكون المشاهد على المسرح في نفس الوقت, اختار ما يجذب عيني, افضل الكوميديا والرومانسية. امسك القلم و اسطر استيعابي من المسرحية حتي اسهل الامور على الاخرين, احاول نقل وعي و ادراكي بوضوح و من غير كذب لانني عانيت من قراءة كذب الاخرين
احيانا اغمض عيني في تعب و ملل, انتظر انتهاء المسرحية, و احانا اخرى تجذبني الأحداث فأنسى انني متفرج و اغوص بعمق في الاحداث كانني اعيشها شخصي. لكنني في معظم الوقت اترقب في شوق انفراج فصولها و معرفة ما يخبيء لي المخرج

How dare you celebrate Petra’s win?!


How the hell we dare to celebrate the victory of Petra?!
How the hell could we break up the culture of grumpness?!
How dare we be happy?
Isn’t being happy a sin?
or *7aram* in Arabic
In fact mostly everything is 7aram Arabic
Happiness is 7aram
Sadness is 7aram
Internet is 7aram
Barbie is 7aram
tjsadhjsh is 7aram
Pick anything, add 7aram, and you would be CORRECT!

But as every other 7aram
You have to justify your claim
Like for instant
Star Academy is 7aram because
“it is meant to take the attention of our youth from other important issues”
Starbucks is 7aram because
“their profit goes to support Israeli military actions”
Women voice is 7aram because
“it may turn on another man!”

Therefore,
Celebrating Petra of becoming a new world wonder is 7aram because
There are people being killed in Palestine and Iraq! Bingo!
And thus,
Jordanians CANNOT smile
Jordanians CANNOT sing
Jordanians CANNOT dance

We should sit in our homes
Watch Al Jazeera!
Swith from one blood scene to another
Fill our anger and hatred gauges
Curse Israel
Curse America
Curse Shei’a
Curse traitor Arabs
Curse anything
Even our wives in the kitchen preparing dinner!

Maybe we can also pick up the phone
Call Al Jazeera
And scream as much as we can
or send a text message that in no time find its place under the screen of any TV channel
Declaring our lack of knowledge in any kind of civil behaviour
Maybe then
We would be *good* Arabs!

Because *good* Arabs are only those who scream
Those who stand in the middle of a crowd
With dozens of body guards around them,
holding guns
Cursing and swearing with every meaningful word they know from the Arabic dictionary.
And stop only for the crowd to clap and chant!

Because we are only allowed to be happy when our leaders give a speech!
And also when a football team win a competition!
We can ignore people being killed in Palestine and Iraq then
Because football is our ring!
It is where we can shout and scream!

The only plausible act in our culture
That is 7alal! (not sinful)
Along with eating! (no pork)

"The Secret" – Another step towards Heaven


The Secret is released to the world! This ground-breaking feature length movie presentation reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries… to reach you and humankind.

Have the secret of the universe beein there through that ages as the book claims? Or have it only been revealed to some of the people who were closer to heavens than the rest of us where it is time to reveal to more people because we are so close to reach our ultimate happiness – Heaven?

Would the judgement day be a real day of judgement where people get devided into Heaven and Hell? or would it be a day to declare that the human race have achieved their goals and walked the path that has been set from Hell (the moment Adam and Eve were dismissed from Heavens) to Heaven where we (as a human race), learnt through pain and hard work, how to achieve Heaven on earth.

We are destined. We are just observing souls in our bodies. What is going to happen is going to happen. The path has been set since the dawn of time. With a mere slight intelligent, or even further before that with the creation of the first living cell, our environment have been set to help our evolution to reach the goal that has also been set at the start.

You can’t appreciate light without experiencing dark. We had to go through Hell in order to achieve Heavens. What we had to go through as human beings would lie in our memories, in our DNA and in our history. It would be our constant reminder and happiness drug to appreciate the Heaven that we achieved with our sweat and hard work.

I once wondered whether God have forgave Adam and Eve. More and more men are getting their daily food without a real sweat. More and more women are delivering babies without any kind of pain. Life is getting easier than ever. Our evolution is faster than ever as well.

So is it a surprise to reveal the secret with this kind of impact on people around the world at this point of time? I don’t think it is. I guess it is just another phase of our evolution. A phase were we learn to think positivly and more closer to Heaven.

Heaven is too close. Enjoy it!

Petra – A NEW WORLD WONDER



Congratulations…

Thanks to the effort of the King, the Queen, the Jordanian government, the people of Jordan, and everyone who voted for Petra. This amazing ancient city does deserve its place among the new 7 wonders of the world.

Jordan has been set on the world’s touristic map. Expect more tourists and a better future for all of us.

الدنيا حلوة و احلى سنين


استيقظ يوم الجمعة في مزاج رايق. جسمي مرتخي, ذهني صافي و على وجهي ابتسام عريضة
ينبض قلبي بالفرح, اصبح على امي و ابي, هم ايضا مرتاحون و تعلو وجههم ابتسامة تضيف الى فرحي, نرتشف فنجان القهوه و هم في الفراش, نتبادل الحديث الذي لم نستطع تبادله طيله الاسبوع. يحضر ابي الفطور و نتجمع حول المائدة كلنا بفرح لهذه الفرصة التي تتكررفقط في ايام الجمعه لانشغالنا
ارتاح قليلا بعد الفطور, ثم اجهز حالي للرياضة.البس شورت الرياضة و اخرج من البيت. شعرت اليوم في طاقة ايجابية بداخلي, كانما عشر ساعات من النوم كانت كافية لاعادة هالة الطاقة الايجابية حول جسدي و محو اي اثر للأفكار السلبية. شعرت برغبة للغناء و للرقص. ادرت الراديو في السيارة فانطلقت نانسي عجرم تغني “الدنيا حلوة احلى سنين, بنعيشها و احنا يا ناس عايشين” فشعرت بجمال الدنيا و حلاها, شعرت بنانسي تتسلل الى داخلي, اصبحت انا مكانها في الاغنية, و اصبحت الطاقة الايجابية تحوطني و تلامس الاشخاص حولي. وقفت على الة الركض و بدات في المشي, شعرت ان هنالك طاقة هائلة بداخلي تريد ان تخرج, كلما اسرعت في المشاء كلما خرجت طاقة اكبر, فبدات امشي اسرع و اسرع, بدات اركض و اركض, شعرت كانني مروحية , كلما اسرعت كلما اخرجت طاقة ايجابية اكبر. تخرج من جسدي و تمتص الطاقة السلبية من اجساد الناس حولي, تتطاير كعبيق الورد و ترسم ابتسامات على الوجوه, نظرت حولي و شعرت بالفرح الذي يملأ صالة الرياضة من تاثير الطاقة الايجابية التي اطلقتها
شعرت بالهدوء و الارتياح, اصبحت الافكار تتطاير في ذهني و كانما كان هنالك عائق قد ازيح, شعرت بنفسي اكلم نفسي الاعلى,او ربما هي الروح القدس كما يعرفها المسيحيون, او هي الوحي كما يعرفها المسلمون, ربما هي النيرفانا كما في البوذية, لا اعرف. اعرف فقط انني كنت مليئا بالفرح و الارتياح و السكون.افكار حلوه وجميلة كما هي الحياة, افكار ترسم بالالوان الفرح في النفوس
الدنيا حلوة و احلى سنين
احب هذه اللحظات واحب مشاركتكم بها

GAM campaign on beggars: Do we have a right to beg?


She has always managed to make an impact on my heart, uneasy feeling of selfishness accompanied by a sense of guilt and imbarassement of being helpless in helping her. With her innocent beautiful smile, she approaches me at the traffic light and knocks on my car window trying to sell me a red rose in an attempt to catch my sympathy and gave her money. At other times, she approaches me in Ziqaq Al Madaq while having a good time smoking my shisha and drop the red rose on my lap so that to force me to give her money.

I never budge, always with the same attitude, I raise my hand for her to go, or say thanks, give her back the rose, and turn my head so that she leaves!

This little girl is one of many beggars that Great Amman Municipality is targeting in its new campaign to make Amman a beggar free city. According to the news, they are going to rehabilate some beggars and provide them with a decent jobs, others would end up in jail and pay taxes for their beggings. Obviously, and according to the GAM, some beggars are not poor. They beg to get more money and save them in their bank account. I have no idea how much credibility is there behind such stories as I never imagine myself begging for the sake of making more money for an ego and self respect issue, and can’t imagine others begging for money and endure such humilation unless they are in a great need for it.

While it does come as a relief for me not having to go through the guilt feelings of not helping anyone asking for money in the streets, especially with this news of wealthy beggars, and while I understand the benefit of such move by the GAM for the benefit of the city especially in the summer touristic season, I do still feel a kind of selfishness for being relieved for not having to endure such scenese again.

From another perspective, and with the impact of Devil’s Mind on me through discussion freedom and rights of people in other issues, I found myself thinking of the right on individual to ask for many.

Each one of us have a right to beg. I want to have this option if life failed me where I ended parallized in the streets with no way to have food except by begging.

It does make a difference when you put yourself in others shoes, but you always come back to yourself, and say that a bit of selfishness doesn’t hurt, and wish that life never fails you in the future.