Saturday, December 30, 2006

هدية العيد

أي شيء في العيد أهـدي إليـك

يا ملاكي , وكل شيء لديك

أسوارا ؟ أم دملجا من نضـــار

لا أحب القيود في معصميك

أم خمورا ؟ وليس في الأرض خمر

كالذي تسكبين من لحظيك

أم ورودا ؟ والورد أجملـه عندي

الذي قد نشقـت من خديـك

أم عقيقـــا كمهجتي يتلظـى

والعقيــق الثمين في شفتيك

ليس عندي شيء أعز من الروح

وروحي مرهونــة في يديك

إيليا أبو ماضي

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Day of Arafah | يوم عرفة

لبيك اللهم لبيك, لبيك لا شريك لك لبيك, إن الحمد و النعمة لك و الملك, لا شريك لك لبيك

Labbayka Allahumma labbayk. Labbayka la shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamda wa-n-ni`mata laka wal-mulk. La shareeka lak.

Here I am at Your service, O Lord, here I am. Here I am at Your service. You have no partners. Yours alone is all praise and all bounty, and Yours alone is sovereignty. You have no partners.

[[courtesy of]]

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

now it is snowing...

white... nothing but white...
it is snowing in Amman...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

for you Sandy... seriously!!!

sometimes it might take a crazy act... to make our friends... realize how much important they are in our lives...
so for you Sandra...
I hope you can understand me one more time...

raindrops keep falling....

Finally it is raining in Amman...
fall more rain.. fall from within... to cleanse me... and them...
fall more drops of mercy... fall on my face... teach me another lesson about hope...
raindrops... please... keep on falling...

Friday, December 22, 2006

another tag | 6 for '06

I got tagged a while ago by Roba and now once again! This time the tag is a reflective one upon 2006…
I was trying to postpone it as much as possible…
Well… though my first things in 2006 are more to be concealed than shared… but who said that metaphors can’t be used?! So here you go…
:: first time to fly.
:: first time to climb a mountain.
:: first time to fall in love with coffee.
:: first time to learn the language of ducks.
:: first time to taste honey.
:: first time to be home again.

I’m not sure if I should tag someone else… in any case I tag: Rambling Hal and Sha3teely

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Italian Kid reciting Quran

This is a nice video that I've been told about by my brother...
it is cute... though am not sure if the kid is Italian...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

For [eternity] | !?

Think, Come, Give a chance, Father, Rational, Not long ago, Commitment, More into it, Careful, Jordan, Love, I don’t know,

Monday, December 11, 2006

it's about time I a play

Today I went to a play performed by the students of our lovely faculty… Faculty of Arts and Design at JU
The play is titled “It’s About Time” and talks about AIDS and how people deal with those who suffer from it…
The performance was great…
I truly enjoyed it…
At the end two of the students sang two songs… one was written and performed by Amer Da’aboub… and the other one is the famous [Ya Roo7] = [O, Soul]… originally performed by Rum
Here is some Snippets of the lovely performance…

Friday, December 08, 2006

A Tag!!

Ok… this is a good one… I’ve been tagged by Roba
The rules said that I should grab the nearest book to me and go to page 123, 6th line and copy the three lines from there, and mention the title and author of the book… then of course tag another 3 people…
Well… I grabbed the first book! “Graphic basics index” page 123 is red and empty expect for a part of the words “composition, component, concept” which set on page 122 and 123!! Tough luck… second book “The Bookseller of Kabul”… page 123 only 4 lines!!! Ok ok… grab the next one “Content” page 123 is a collage of images of some spaces!! Ugghh…
Last try…. “The Kite Runner”… finally here it goes
[[I didn’t remember what month that was, or what year even. I only knew the memory lived in me, a perfectly encapsulated morsel of a good past, a brushstroke of color on the gray, barren canvas that our lives had become.]]

The novel is by Khaled Hosseini… one of the best I read related to Afghanistan…
Now I tag: Subzero Blue, Rambling Hal, and Black Iris

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

rings around the moon

[[And I pray for the sign
And I won't be too late

If you just take time
And be sure of who you are
We can take it up to heaven
We can walk amongst the stars
And I know if you stay
I will never turn away
We fly rings around the moon]]