Wednesday, May 28, 2008
لم أعد نفسي
و لا ابه لما الت
أقطع به أوصالي
لم أعد أكترث
اذا أفرغت الهواء
بيني و بينك
و قتلت القمح
لم أعد أهتم
ولا بحالي . . .
لن أقبل ذراعك
لأني ضقت ذرعاً
my espresso getting more bitter by the second, trying to counterbalance it with a caramelized biscuit ..just one
i like a break - from it all - but i think, i like it all too -
lilly (http://www.lubnanabad.blogspot.com/) told me im introverted unstable today, or ..thats how he diagnosed me after one course of psychology..
i have 3 paper dues yet, and a project..and this is how the cookie is crumbling :)
im sitting in t-marbouta, still .. a cafe in hamra, thinking of the 3 courses i have to take this summer, and the five courses i have to take next fall, for me to be able to graduate on time
im sitting in t-marbouta, a cafe in hamra, but still - its not working, im taking a break, only because i like breaks .. but i like it all
-this is nonsense, dont read it
Thursday, May 22, 2008
namely - and i will choose some, so you dont get shocked by the prophecious character of the agreement -
الاتفاق: حصر السلطة الأمنية والعسكرية على اللبنانيين بما يشكل ضمانا لصيغة العيش المشترك وتتعهد الأطراف بذلك
نص الاتفاق: تطبيق القانون واحترام سيادة الدولة بكافة المناطق بحيث لا يكون ثمة مناطق يلوذ اليها الفارون بوجه العدالة
الاتفاق: ثانيا تشكيل حكومة وحدة وطنية من 30 وزيرا توزع على اساس 16-11-3 وتتعهد كافة الأطراف بعدم الاستقالة أو إعاقة عمل الحكومة
نص الاتفاق: اعتماد القضاء وفق 1960
so now, what is happening, marginally,..
this is going to be murdered, this summer probably..and im a useless :!K*#@ ! ..any suggestions? i mean,
this baby is not properly appreciated or even archived..no proper pictures, interiors, representations, literature, anything ..so when the dynamite decides .. .its gone forever :)
this was not a happy face, go to doha and fix that, ey?whores
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
bla bla bla ...
i got this email from ghada azzi, managing director of ArabAd magazine, sounds interesting //
Did you know that the Peace sign turned 50 years on April 4 2008??50 years in the making and Humanity is still in one big mess!!IF WE CAN'T MAKE PEACE, AT LEAST CELEBRATE IT!!If you don’t like the way the world is shaped, here is a chance to design your own.Push the bounds of creativity and make a difference through the inspirational iconic symbol. Sign Up and celebrate with the anniversary of the Peace
More than US $5000 is up for grabs…This is an incredible chance to share your creative juices and highlight your stance on Peace, while being part of the largest art show gathering, this summer in Beirut.
The ArabAd Peace Poster Design Contest is intended to be an inspiring and empowering initiative, where a broad cross- section of creative spheres, from the Middle East, are called in for this one opportunity to send out a clear anti-war message supporting the global tribute for the 50th year of the peace symbol.There is only one rule: to include the Peace sign in the poster design.The rest is up to every designer and his stance on Peace.
MORE IN THE ATTACHED Pdf DOCUMENT... (just scroll down for info here ..)
Kindly, do forward it to all artists/designers in your neighborhood who believe that Design Does Matter, as much as Peace is Worth...Common' Grab your energy drink & Get in The Zone... Think of a better world... Your Inspiration will catch up...
Peace Out! Ghada Azzi
More Infomailto:Infopeace@arabadmag.com //
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
i was told about this movie by a friend, i read a few articles.. as always israel is a spectator only..whatever..seems like a good movie / judge for yourselves, i posted two articles/reviews
“Waltz With Bashir” an animated feature chronicling the real life experience and aftermath of director’s Ari Folman recollections and traumas as a soldier in the first Lebanon war (the third one on the way?) will have its world premiere on Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where it’s competing for the Palme D’or. It will be the second competition entry to be unveiled to the jury and the press on the festival’s first full day of screenings.Meanwhile, here is the exclusive world premiere of the breathtaking trailer to this animated quasi-documentary. It looks stunning.
Israeli film at Cannes explores 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre
Tags: Cannes film festival
A daring new animated documentary follows Israeli director Ari Folman as he tries to piece together memories of the 1982 massacre of Palestinians in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila camps. Folman was a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces when it invaded Lebanon earlier that year. It allowed Christian militiamen into the refugee camps and stood by as they went on a killing spree shortly after the assassination of their leader, Bashir Gemayel.
In "Waltz With Bashir," in competition at the Cannes film festival this year and screening as Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary, a soldier among those surrounding the camps witnesses the execution of a family by militiamen.
It also features a reporter describing a telephone conversation he had with then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon about rumors he was hearing of the massacre. Sharon, who resigned as defense minister after a 1983 Israeli inquiry found he bore indirect responsibility for the killings, takes no action. "Waltz With Bashir" is built around a series of animated reconstructions of real-life interviews Folman conducted with friends and fellow soldiers from the time, as he seeks to remember what his role was in the atrocity. It portrays young draftees fighting in Lebanon, where many were killed or wounded, and the dreams and hallucinations that many had more than 20 years after the event. The only non-animation footage is a short sequence at the end showing news photographs of the bodies of men, women and children lying in the streets of the camps after the killings. "I didn't want you as the audience to go out of the theater after watching 'Waltz With Bashir' and think, yes, this is a cool animation film'," Folman told reporters in Cannes. "These things happened ... thousands of people were killed, kids were killed, women were killed, old people were killed. "In order to put the whole film into proportion, those 50 seconds were essential to me." Parallels with Holocaust One of the most surprising aspects of the film was the parallel a psychiatrist drew between the Sabra and Shatila massacre and the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews perished. "The response [to the massacre] in Israel was so huge, in my point of view, because immediately after we had the press release of the first photos of the massacre," he said, when asked about the parallels. "For us Israelis, it was a direct connection to our Jewish history." Folman insisted that his film was personal, not political, and did not uncover any hidden truths about the atrocity. He laid the blame for the massacre directly on Christian militia fighters, although the movie does explore to what extent Israeli authorities were complicit. "Common soldiers are always pawns in a game ... of leaders who play with them," he said. The movie is one of 22 films in the main competition in Cannes, which was in its second day.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
i was talking to jana, scheduling a vernacular garden hunt in beirut, and scheduling a time for that matter..when she said, "yalla bas la tokhals el 7arb mama (just like when i was little-old war)"
im not equipped.
i am building my war vocabulary along the way,
i am placing adhoc reactions wherever and whenever they seem to fit, formally.
how are you? -depressed
what are you doing? -nothing
its normal to say so, to react so, but i dont know what this is. it is being glued to the news, in all its forms; it is hunting quotes and anecdotes and personal pictures, and believing them. it is the subjective weaving of pseudo-facts.
i know i am not objective anymore, but should i be? there seems to be this point where reality is no more the issue. there are no news. there is no one point of view. so let it be mine. mine.MYN
on the ground, like in the movies ...and red / damping her dry buddhist nicotine machine
Sunday, May 11, 2008
excuse me - this is an attempt to video tape an "army" troop...a rather hungry one perhaps, that stopped in front of el soufi restaurant in tripoli - alongwith a tinted glass pathfinder with armed people -
excuse me - please note, this is not anymore a democratic country, so the video is very shy and when you get a glimpse, the truck lights will blind you
excuse my 49 second sundance nomination
you know, different places give you different feelings, the company is always great, but aleihaus .. is beyond. the funny thing is i ve been there only a couple of times, it's rayyama's place in Alley, and i'm in love with it. the view is super WOW. the terrace : amazing, and the weather is over the top. you go down a sexually creepy staircase, to reach IT, aleihaus-idriss. most of our evenings, we spent outside, on the terrace, eating yama's cake and one time..tripolitanian kaak ;) it ends with a movie projection on the cieling ...cuz we re cool people
now aleihaus is only 5 minutes away from the conflict, seeing it on tv..is what the fuck?! you know? yama just told me that if anything happens to it, it would be the second time it would be fixed in her lifetime . .
below are some past moments of aleihaus .. and there will be more ...when it all clears out
enjoi the pictures, i know im just a selfish fuk..but the pictures are here for me..not you.
or look, when you watch al-arabiyya..and see a bunch of innocent houses on the mountain slopes, none of them is just "a house" and know that one of them is aleihaus, waiting for us to project on its flesh, something sweeter than smoke and gunshots /
rayyama's munchies :)
mosquito candles...design wonder
non-alcoholic intoxication :S
watching the movie .. a bit more snax than i shud have had ??!?
"haig, i am your father" , said darth ryam