Monday, March 28, 2005

سوبر مسلم ... انطلق

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Hamas "Googled up" !!

I read a news story on ArabYnet, that Hamas are sponsoring links on Google search, so I headed for Google and eneterd they word Hamas in arabic (حماس).. and the results were ......
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according to the news, Google replied to ArabYnet, informing them that the mentiond sponsored link is agaights their publishing terms, so it's removed by now.

Laptops to live longer (BBC)

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Why Ajax Fans are so Jewish ?! (NYT)

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Geo-Greening by Example (Friedman)

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صالون اسلامي

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Bin Laden Toast !!

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Women Rights 1992-2005

Kuwaiti women are determining to get their Political RIGHTS, and the supporters' numbers are increasing...

1992
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Pro-Rights March (Elections Day, October 1992)



1996
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Their only place in the Parliament Hall, the back seats!


1999
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Anticipating a "Yay" vote for their Rights Bill

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On the same day, Anti-Rights side of the attendance applauded the "Nay" vote



2005
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Anti-Rights MPs & their supporters lobbied against the pending Rights Bill at a gathering organized by MP Dhaif-Allah Bu Ramya, a staunch Anti-Rights MP, nicknamed "Woman's Enemy".

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Few days later (8 March), Pro-Rights supporters gathered in front of the Parliament. This time with a bigger number, and a higher percentage of men.

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WOMEN ARE KUWAITI TOO


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The Pro-Rights "Blues" waited for a "Yay" vote on, BUT failed again by "Representatives of 1/2 of the People".

..... still waiting

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Colourful Buildings

The two buildings shown in the picture (below), rose happily among New York's concrete & glass towers...

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Location: 8th Avenue & 42nd Street.

Rainy day

Rainy days are really bad in England, I took this good picture when it was raining so hard in London.
* The coffee was as bad as the weather :(

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Kuwait from above

I took these pictures on the airplane...

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Kuwait City


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Miskan Island


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Ras As-Sabiyya

Kuwait in SoHo NY !!

Last winter, when I was exploring SoHo (NYC), I took this picture
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what shocked me that what I saw (framed in red) was a logo that took the same design of Kuwait's Official Emblem, compare ....
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the fake one


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the Genuine one

Do u still use IE???

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The Incredibles in Kuwait

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUSSA
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Friday, March 25, 2005

لسان تحول الى انسان

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Going Kamikaze !!

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I had lunch today @ EDO, the food was IMPECCABLE (as my Mate says), edamami, oysters, lobsters, sashimi, maki & noodle ..... I feel filled again.

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Options @ The ONE

I went to The ONE today...........
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and found a leather pad in the bar section, and since I don't have one, I bought the pad to be turned into a MOUSEPAD!!
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look how the pad's angle goes with the mouse.

10908 km


Hanine10908km, originally uploaded by iDip.

Listening to this great album of a great artist.

Hanine accompanied by a cuban group led by Roman Diaz Monte "El Macho", is the first singer that improvised Arabic and Cuban music , creating a new genre called "Arabo-Cuban".

The theme of this album (10908 km*) just like the prvious one (hanine y son cubano), is a blend of Arabic classic music & Cuban tunes.
Hanine picks her songs from Elite Arab Singers hits. It includes songs by: Muhammad AbdulWahhab, Fairouz, Om Kalthoum, Sayyed Darwish, AbdulHaleem Hafiz, Laila Murad, Farid El-Atrache & his sister Asmahan ... plus more.

* 10908 km is the distance between Beirut, Lebanon & Havana, Cuba.

Having Latte


Costa01, originally uploaded by iDip.

Costa's latte score: 8/10
Starbucks': 7/10

يا للهول

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Are you hungry?

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Dining in Chili's
* By the way I didn't touch it, but it looked so "photo-able"

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Coloured Revolutions

The Rose Revolution (Georgia)
2003: Overthrowing the Government
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The Orange Revolution (Ukraine)

2004: Presidential Elections
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The Purple Revolution (Iraq)
2005: Parliamentary Elections
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The Red & White Revolution (Lebanon)
2005: Late PM Rafiq Al-Hariri Assassination
a.k.a. : The Cedar Revolution & the Independence Revolution
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The Blue Revolution (Kuwait)
2005: Demanding Women's Political Rights
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The Pink Revolution (Kyrgyzstan)
2005: Parliamentary Elections
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My Bird

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Opposition in Lebanon & Jordan

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Fairouz

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iPod therefore i Am

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Stupid Sign

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Marwan Khoury's Latest Videoclip

Khedni Ma'ak
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Marwan Khoury is a multi-talented Lebanese artist, his latest two albums were fully written and composed by him.


More about Marwan Khoury
(Source: MSN Arabia)

In 1986, this young singer-to be enrolled in the University of Saint Espirit Kasslik in Lebanon. He studied piano and harmony there and during his university years, Marwan Khoury won a prize in a music composition contest. The award was presented to the singer by former Lebanese president Amin Joumayel in 1987. It was not until 1988 though that Marwan produced his very first album Asak Habibi depending solely on himself in writing the lyrics and composing the songs- and of course producing it. The album wasn't that big of a hit unfortunately.

Then Khoury started a new phase in his life in 1989- but not as a singer. The ambitious singer performed in various variety shows; like "Aghani Aghani" and "Studio Al-Fan", on the keyboard. He continued as a keyboard player till 1996 and played with many famous bands; like Sabah's band. But during that period Marwan was able to come up with a wonderful single; Fik Yamma Balak. It was released in 1994 and established Marwan as a talented singer. The singer\ performer went on to lead Wael Kfouri's band as well as other famous Lebanese singers as before. This gave Khoury the chance to see the world and go on tour as a conductor. In 1997, the singer\ composer wrote, composed and performed his second single Lasbor Ala Wela.

It was not until 1999 however that Marwan finally became known in the music industry as a writer\composer. He came up with two hit songs for Nawal Al-Zoughbi; Tia and Dalouna. Then the year 2001 came along and with it Marwan launched his first official album Khayal El-Omer. The very next year, Khoury shot his first video clip Ya Shog with director Bassem Christo. In 2003, the singer got his first recognition as a talented composer and was awarded Murex D'Or as the best composer in 2003.

Last year was Marwan's lucky year; he landed a 5 year contract with the major production company Rotana. That's not all; he also released hit first major album Kil Alasaed in May. The album and the title song were a big hit and their popularity spread fast. It was this album that actually made Marwan famous in the Arab world and in Egypt. To ensure the success he had achieved, Marwan released a clip for the title song of his wonderful album last June. The video was directed by Claude Khoury.

The Terror Connection

News story from a Kuwaiti newspaper, the headline reads:
"Khalid Al-Dousary tried to flee under MPs cover"
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The picture was taken back in 2004, in front of a bookshop that used to sell an anti-shia book (allegedly said it was authored by a shia cleric), that day fundamental sunni islamists gathered to protest the bookshop closure by the government.

The circled guy is Khalid Al-Dousary(1), the guy in the middle is MP Awwad Al-Enezi(2), the one on the left is MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaee(3). Those two MPs expressed solidarity with the protesters.

(1) Khalid Al-Dousary: Runaway terrorist, wanted by the Kuwaiti Government because of his connection to terrorist activities and clashes with the security forces in January & February 2005
(2) Awwad Al-Enezi: Islamist MP and a former Imam.
(3) Waleed Al-Tabtabaee: Islamist MP and a former Sharia Professor.

Petrol station in Zulfi, Saudi Arabia

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

... and so it is

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iTalmud

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iPodDaddy

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Just a thought ...

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Saddam calling Muqtada

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We're still alive... say Allah!

بعدنا طيبين قول الله
زياد الرحباني و جان شمعون
اذاعة لبنان ١٩٧٥-١٩٧٦

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Ziad Al-Rahbani

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Jean Chamoun

Recordings from the satirical radio show by Ziad Al-Rahbani & Jean Chamoun, featured on the Sanaya (West Beirut) transmitter of Radio Lebanon during the early years of the civil war (1975-78).

These sketches are a series of courageous, forthright and candid views on various aspects of the war. Both dramatic and humorous, they are actualy perceptive and free of political inhibitions and as such, tell the story of the war, up until the Israeli invasion with little necessary supportive documentation.

Click here to listen to the Show (m3u format)
Approx. duration: 16 hrs.

We don't need no education

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Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone

Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all
it's just another brick in the wall.


All in all
you're just another brick in the wall.

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"Soft Diplomacy"

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