Thursday, October 30, 2008

My newest nook...

It's me in the corner...



And the unmistakable view of Amman... the city... I have to be in...







Monday, October 20, 2008

Nothing any more!

Have you ever wanted so much to reach a level where nothing really matters?
Where nothing would ever shock you?
Where him or her won't have any control over you.... over how you feel??

I wonder if that is ever possible...
But Oh, How much I want that!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bad Cozmo ad!


This is a very poor ad that I came across in a magazine...
In order for Cozmo to advertise its [mouth watering, succulent range of meat,....] they put a piece of raw meat shaped as a heart... and the worst is the tag line [Even vegetarians love us]...
I'm a Semi-vegetarian... and if it wasn't for family pressure I would be even more vegetarian... the only thing I felt when seeing this ad... was disgust to say the least... though I don't eat red meat because I feel for the animals or for religious reasons... I just happen to dislike the taste of red meat and believe that it is more healthy to exclude meat from my diet..
Still the look of the raw meat... is very annoying to me... and I think many more strict vegetarians will agree...
I think the ad had the counter effect of what it was supposed to...
What do you think?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Driving in Jordan

Yesterday my brother was in his way to pick me up after work... He was driving on a main road... as he spotted a taxi coming from a perpendicular minor road to his left... My brother who had the priority to keep moving... started alarming the taxi with horns...
Regardless of the horns and the big [STOP] sign... the Taxi driver decided to cut off the road... my brother couldn't do much at the point...
He said... [suddenly it all went black] and just like that... an accident occurred...
Thanks to God's Grace my brother was wearing the safety belt as he should and nothing happened to him... if the accident took place one second after... the taxi would have squashed my brother... Instead it was the car's front...

Road accidents are a daily routine in Amman's traffic scene... I don't remember the statics but I know they are horrifying enough...

I always think about traffic and how to solve the problem... and here are a list of things I suggest people in charge should take into consideration...
:: All Taxi drivers should give up their driving licenses and enroll in a [driving rehab] center... where they are subjected to proper training on how to drive... anyone who fails... should change his career...
:: Same should happen to bus drivers... though the whole public transportation buses should be re-thought and re-done... we need more than bigger brighter looking buses... we need good drivers... we need established and well distributed bus routes... and we need regular schedule... this is an ABC thing in any modernized urban city...
:: We need to make the laws of driving actually efficient by not making anyone above or beyond the laws...

This last one is a bit different... but since I always think of it... I thought to mention it here... [[though a bit out of the context... ]]
:: There should be a law that regulates the purchase of 4x4 cars... if you look around you'll find so many people driving these big cars... and the drivers are young guys and girls.... who probably bought it to show off...
The problem with these big cars is that they consume more fuel and there are a long list of the harms of consuming more fuel on top is Earth's health... also these cars take up larger space on the roads causing more traffic jams...
4x4s are cool cars... but I think they were invented more for suburban family life style... and not an urbanized cramped city...

My brother Alhamdullilah was saved... but I know many others were/will not....

There are many other things that SHOULD be done to solve the problem of road accidents... we have many campaigns... but awareness is not doing much...

It is time for ACTION... hopefully before it is too late for someone...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Cactus Kid Ads Banned

So... apparently a lot of people found these two ads offensive... and they managed to force them banned...
more here...

The Narratives* | 18

18
[Why...?]
He sat crying in shock...
[What did I do wrong?]

The twittering bird...
Peaceful, silent and motionless...

The bird was too wild to stay in...
But The bird is too beautiful to be gone...

[Why...?]

* The Narratives: stories, events, and scenes that happen[ed] inside and around my head…

Monday, October 06, 2008

Texture of Amman III

While Walking around Rainbow Street...














:: Previously : Textures of Amman, Textures of Amman II, Textures of a building site...

Friday, October 03, 2008

I like to move it...



For all the goodness you bring to my life... my dearest Moath and Mariam... I love you