Monday, December 29, 2008

pardon me

pardon me while i burst
غزة
310 dead

1420 injured
into flames, pardon me -
الجهة الأخرى
1 dead
15 injured


{ بهذا الخبر ننهي الموجز }

Sunday, December 28, 2008

أقول غزة

أقول غزة
أقولها واني عارفٌ اني قائلٌ غزتي
غزةً في صدري
غزةً في كبدي
أقول غزة
كما أسمع ألمي
أسمعه واني عارفٌ وهج أسفي
أسفاً في وعدي
أسفاً في بعدي
أقول غزة
لا غزةً ، غزة الأرض
أنزف من غزتي
أنزف شللاً ،
أنزف أسف عدم انتفاضتي

i.captioning


military training - tel aviv

music therapy / malja2 - beirut

palestine at night

israeli night

the first victims of chernobyl

no cmnt











status


I ALWAYS HATED HOW FACEBOOK ALWAYS ASKED ME..WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW? AS IF I NEED TO REPORT MY EVERY MOVE TO SOME WWW INTELIGENCE.
I AM READING IT TODAY, GAZA UNDER ATTACK AND BAGHDAD ON FIRE AFGHANISTAN STILL RUMBLING AND BEIRUT ON THE BRINK .. FACEBOOK KNOWS I CAN DO NOTHING TO STOP IT - IT ASKS MOCKINGLY; WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW?


Saturday, December 27, 2008

dark komeudie


this is dark komeudie -
its been a while since i really blogged anything blogticular - bas i think it's time ..i mean..i cut my hair yesterday and just made myself some tea. i saw my sister all shocked and white in the face looking at the tv..so i sit .. and watch
dark komeudie ..
noone seems to be acknowledging what is going on and im not realy processing anything - but im gonna give it a go -
im watching..
-a new israeli aircarnival on gaza - many died
-palestinians (today palestinians minus one hundred fifty five) are fighting amongst each other

my tea is getting cold

-one single israeli dead - u see, arab bombs are very particular

{commercial break: diet coke has just one calorie .. no less than one calorie .. }
{what they dont tell you is that its one calorie per one hundred milliliter and the can has three hundred thirty milliliters}
dark komeudie
still watching the tv - finishing my tea
for some reason, they think the stock market is important
-2.93%
the gulf summit is being held in muscat



Friday, November 14, 2008

suidical photogrpahy

genre: hobby
location: beirut
valid: 2005 +
tool: camera


for extra risk - utilize a tripod
sudden death - zoom lens

Friday, November 7, 2008

KHEDE KASRA


This poster is part of the Khede Kasra campaign, by Leo Burnett Beirut to raise awareness on the role of women in civil society/activity. Besides being pro the cause. . the visuals and concept are great .. have a look - and if you're super-wowed .. click on the badge on the right

Ads and stuff

TV ads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpXzKZhfka8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85zD3yfbK-Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Ofl7-kR_A

Radio ad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvdyyCOEdA

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Khede-Kasra-Women-Empowerment-Program/43310164520

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wii Fit tells 10-year-old she's fat, hehe

The Daily Mail is condemning video games again--and this time it's Nintendo that bears the brunt of its vocal indignation. Although the Wii and DS have been generally insulated from the usual haranguing of traditional video games in such sections of the British press because of their popularity among the elderly, women, and on cruises, family friendly Wii Fit has managed to incur the wrath of the tabloid.

The reason is that an unnamed 10-year-old girl from South East England was told by the game, during its Body Mass Index test, that she was "fat." (Wii Fit actually puts users into a variety of categories, the two heaviest of which are "overweight" and "obese.")

The stepfather of the girl, who didn't want to be named for her sake, said, "She is a perfectly healthy, 4-feet-9-inch-tall 10-year-old who swims, dances, and weighs only six stone. She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn't."

The paper then enlisted the opinion of Tam Fry, a spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum, who called for a ban on kids playing the game, presumably meaning she wanted to see it brandishing an 18 age gate sticker. She said, "I am absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat. A child's BMI can change every month and it is perfectly possible for a child to be stocky, yet still very fit. I would be very concerned if children were using this game and I believe it should carry a warning for parents."

However, Nintendo declined to entertain her suggestion, simply saying, "Wii Fit is still capable of measuring the BMI for people aged between two and 20 but the resulting figures may not be entirely accurate for younger age groups due to varying levels of development."

from http://uk.gamespot.com/pages/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=26390271

Sunday, October 12, 2008

ehhe


i was out taking some pictures of my house, when something grabbed my leg.. something just less than a meter long ..

"take a picture of me", it demanded .. and posed ..

-click-

"show me .. " .. and i did

"ehhe", it burped .. smiled and ran away

Saturday, October 4, 2008

RDI




here you go, another funeral. found this building on the way to have a drink a couple of days ago in mina, and it just -- struck me. went back there today, and got lost in the old alley network of old mina, and got whirled in a wedding .. ideally i guy asked me if i was lost and yes i was ..but while i was answering - i say that building -- and sed oh, i lost this building and now i found it :D

yes, a nutcase

but not really so; the guy pointed at a fat lady in black and told me that she owned it, before it was taken away from them by some bank five years ago.

ofcourse, i strolled weddingfully to that lady, introduced myself as an interested person and started babbling, but she shoo'd me .."i want to see the bride", but sweetly took me to her husband's grocery store .. "talk to him, he knows .."

michel, the husband is an old - rather interesting man. he showered me with reminices of catalogs from the US and how he designed the theater, and its beautiful chandelier .. he told me to talk to the municipaltiy..and this is what i am gonna do...

stepping out, he called me again .. of course i ran up those two steps and saw him building a model of the cinema columns with a torn marlboro carboard case and sketching the sections of the balconies on his worn out "friend-debt" notebook - i couldnt help but smile. . the architecture student smile .. the one you do when you feel so in tune with the sound of romantic anecdotes of love and concrete.yes that one :D

Thursday, August 14, 2008

from anarchitecture blog


Recently, Herzog and de Meuron's Bird's Nest has got the honor of being featured on a banknote – but only on 6 million 10 Yuan notes, special designed for the Olympic Games this summer. However, the Swiss architects are pretty unknown in China: the National Stadium has already become a Chinese masterpiece.



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Saturday, August 9, 2008

to lyne

Imperialism has two meanings, one describing an action and the other describing an attitude. Most commonly it is understood in relation to Empire building, as the expansion of a nation's authority by territorial conquest establishing economic and political powers in other territories or nations, and when such encompasses non-contiguous "colonies" or "protectorates" then the term also subsumes Colonialism. In that sense, most European seafaring powers were at one time or another Colonialistic and therefore Imperialistic, regardless of their exploitation or benevolence toward their colonial possessions and people.

In its second meaning the term describes the imperialistic attitude of superiority, subordination and dominion over foreign people— a chauvinism and comportment relegating foreign people to a lesser social and or political status. To clarify the distinction, the French colonies in North America treated the native races with great diplomacy, whereas the British and British colonies early on began treating native Americans chauvinistically, as savages and lesser creatures or fit only to be exterminated. In contrast, the abhorrent record of the Spanish made the British behavior look almost tolerant and good, and the Japanese Empire's treatment of conquered people was at best brutal.
Imperialism is often
autocratic, e.g. in early 20th century Japan,[2] and sometimes monolithic [3] in character. While the term imperialism often refers to a contigous political or geographical domain such as the Ottoman Empire[4] the Russian Empire,[5] or the British Empire,[6] etcetera, the term can equally be applied to domains of knowledge, beliefs, values and expertise, such as the empires of Christianity (see Christendom)[7] or Islam (see Caliphate).[8]

Saturday, August 2, 2008

toe combo


Garra rufa, or doctor fish, nibbling toes during a fish pedicure treatment.


Ho said the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn't support much plant or aquatic life, so they learned to feed on whatever food sources were available — including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can't bite it off.


The communal pool also presented its own problem: At times the fish would flock to the feet of an individual with a surplus of dead skin, leaving others with a dearth of fish.
"It would sometimes be embarrassing for them but it was also really hilarious," Ho said.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

AUB teacher-student team builds first solar car in Arab region



A team of fourth-year engineering students and their professor have successfully built the first solar-powered vehicle in the Arab region. Named Apollo's Chariot--in reference to the Greek god of the sun--the steel-and-fiberglass one-seater vehicle measures five and a half meters in length and two meters in width. It weighs about 700 kilograms, or almost half the weight of an average sedan.

Led by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Asmar, the team of Elie Maalouf, Amin Kanafani, Ahmed Hammoud, and Rawad el-Jurdi, took about seven months of dedicated work to build the "Chariot."
im so proud .. [weeping sounds in the background]

Thursday, July 24, 2008

الوحش المستطيل


i was working at the office, drawing my life away, designing an apartment, one might say..
then i realized..that between my hands..is الوحش المستطيل


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Sunday, July 13, 2008

from youtube

ليش كل ما تطلع فاجرة عالتلفزيون ، تقول لو مش عجبك ...... غير المحطة , ليش أنا

أغير المحطة و أنا في بيتي ....... هي هالفاجرة هالساقطة اللي لازم تغير المحطة و تروح على محطات البورنو ..... في كثير هيك محطات وراح تكسب أكثر بدل ما تخش على بيوتنا من غير استأذان ........

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

un-competition

little people. big people. people and pets. as i published 30 seconds ago, the beirut city centre building is going to be demolished in less than a month
little people. big people. people and pets. since there is nothing tangible i can think of, to save the egg. consider this un-competition. any proposal anything, simply believe me anything that is related to the building, in any way or form : SEND IT TO ME, i will publish it here, if printable, will print it and flood it around
little people. big people. people and pets. i am not joking around. just go down, look at it, fight with the security guards, make a fuss..my fuss is fussing out (pfff) < < like this
little people. big people. people and pets. look how cute it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

see?

PAY YOUR RESPECTS - ASAP

THE BEIRUT CITY CENTRE BUILDING IS OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE DEMOLISHED





THE NEWS IS THAT IT WILL BE DOWN IN LESS THAN A MONTH. I AM NOT BEING ALLOWED IN TO PHOTOGRAPH IT, BUT STILL WORKING ON IT. DO ANYTHING YOU CAN OR WANT TO DO WITH IT BEFORE IT GOES BYE BYE. I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT. THERE SEEMS NOTHING TO BE DONE SO, PAY YOUR RESPECTS ASAP
i'm pissed

Friday, July 4, 2008

BRAIN BLUE SWINSUITS ML08

THE FOLLOWING IS A COMPILATION OF THE ANSWERS OF MISS LEBANON 2008 QUESTIONS, IF YOU THINK THEY ARE NOT ALREADY DUMB, READ THEM AS ONE COHERENT PARAGRAPH
I am a law student, and my Everest is to become a judge. The Arabs are always with us. I am not worried. Thank god. We are in Miss Lebanon 2008 now, and hoping for a future. We love to live. Wadih el Safi is the perfect man, because he is still alive and has a nice voice. Lebanon is a country that doesn’t die, it is green and mixes the east and west. It will be rebuilt, it does not die. If I wanted to say a word about my society, I will tell them that they should leave drugs, I want them to leave everything bad, thank you. I choose the political issue, and ask them to leave the political slogans and the Lebanese flag is the only one on the ground. Sure. It is known that the eye is the language of the body, so what is more precious than the eyes of a woman, the tenderness… I will tell the Arab world and the rest, that I was invited to vote for the wonders of Lebanon. I will tell them whatever you saw before, you have seen nothing if you didn’t see Lebanon, Jeita. The woman’s role in Lebanon is promising. It is promising. She will have the opportunity to become equal to the man. Merci. The person is in his morals, I want to choose my lover. I want to be queen on his heart. That is enough. I choose the time before I was in Miss Lebanon. I was young and with no worries. Miss universe will not change me. I will evolve, but humans don’t change from the inside. There is no more ozone layer. Because of UV rays, we are breathing CO2. Jeita grotto is so nice. I choose May Chidiac, the Lebanese woman is the strongest. Bonsoir. Of course someone should take care of himself, because the first impression is important. Inner beauty is also nice. I think Lebanese men are more patient than Lebanese. Oh, I will tell you later. Oh? No one is perfect. Yes I got it. No one is perfect. I dream to have a job and become a lady in society and benefit several people. If I reach the summit, when I reach the title, I will try to do the maximum. I shouldn’t forget the road. Twenty two years will not be changed with one. I want to show the nice Lebanon that we all know.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lightning Bolt

"You feel as if you are hit by a lightning bolt this week, raafat, so get ready for a large dose of dazzling energy to come cascading into your life. On Monday, the Universe starts the ball rolling as Mars trines powerful Pluto retrograde in your sector of rivals, and you experience a blast from the past. A former rival shows up in your social network, and you may have to cope with feelings that you had long since forgotten. The emotional Moon is in Gemini in your sector of self the beginning of the week, so you may be a bit on the supersensitive side, and your emotions will be easily triggered. You might want to explore just why you feel so unsure of yourself in the presence of your competitor and consider ways to boost your self-esteem. Remember, it's all about you, not your opponent. Try to focus your thoughts on Saturday, or you will find it difficult to concentrate. Mercury, your ruling planet, squares erratic Uranus, and your energy level will propel you in a hundred different directions. This is a great time to burn off your excess energy in a sport or at the gym."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Reem Al Ghaith <<

its been a long time since i posted anything, been busy doing nothing, really ..

i found this blog, and would like to share it with you, until i get something to say

Monday, June 9, 2008

SARA JAAFAR - publics / AA

"monuments are the only objects in the city that do not move at the same pace as the city around it thus outlive their relevance. my aim is to reactivate the spaces around monuments by endangering them because when one is about to lose something she/he starts caring about it"

click on the image for more~

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mme. ElBaltagi


هذه الدنيا عيونٌ أنت فيها البصر
بس النهار د خليني أعيش


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fouad ElKhoury





Born in 1952 in Paris. Lives between Paris and Beirut. After taking his degree in architecture in London in 1979, he turned to photography, producing a report on daily life in the Lebanon.

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In 2005, he started working on two new series, one photographic project Civilisation, fake = real? partly produced by and exhibited at the Sharjah Biennial in 2005, and a video Welcome to Beirut. Following the war during the summer 2006 in Lebanon, Tanit Galerie in Munich helped him produce his latest work On war and Love, a photographic diary in 33 composite images, exhibited in 2007 at the Venice Biennale.