Friday, 30 May 2008
fast food nation
The movie is disturbing but true, highlights some of the issues in the dark side of the fast food industry, I can't say I enjoyed it, as I said I thought its disturbing but the peek in the world of fast food was enlightening! it could have been made better
The movie mostly took place around Morocco, the people there did not speak with their accent instead this Arabic/ fixed with some Egyptian/ Lebanese accent is made up! that ruined the feel of the country they were in! It was a mutant language, however the foreign viewer would hardly care for that :D translation solves it, but for me it was annoying!
The plot is good, and highlighting "Rendition" as a desperate measure to protect the "national security" of the USA raised and given a big part after 9.11, and what if this renhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifdition violated the life of an innocent person?
All in all I liked the movie
Not the usual Sandra Bullock type of movie, the cute lovable girl we are used to from speed, miss congeniality and the ever cute movie while you were sleeping I simple love her goofy moments. In this one she is a mother/ wife that wakes up every day to face a challenge between what is real and what is not, on the edge of her loosing sense she out smarts this thing that hits her and gets things back on track trying to fix her life and be normal again not knowing that no matter what she does, she will not escape from her fate. A very nice drama and kinda reminded me of Lake House, she is linking this theme of movies as it seems :)
Thursday, 29 May 2008
she3i/ sunni / bdowi/ 7theri/ 3wa2el/ qba2el/ salafi/ ekhwanchi/ liberally..... With that we are recalling all our differences and forgetting that we are in the end just, Kuwaitis.
Monday, 26 May 2008
The evening started with a lovely piece called “Prelude Henda” : Sailors voices intermingling, and then the program went on, at times he left the stage to let the musicians perform either solo or play a renewed piece for famous kuwaiti musicians.
Although I was very tired the day before and had a long day, but I definitely enjoyed my night out with the genuine Kuwaiti music mixed with western instruments and eastern ones as well, he incorporated that mix to give us pieces filled with passion, joy and art. The last piece in the concert called “Helwat El-Leban” an expression that refers to the mother and its famous in the Gulf region and in Kuwait, it literally means “she, with the sweet milk” and that comes form the fact that a mother feeds her kids her milk when they are young, so every one go tell your mother I love you “Helwat El-Leban” :}
With Helwat El-Leban I end my post, wishing this small artistic event to reoccur in Kuwait on a wider scale, art is a form of community and culture growth, lets not keep it quiet.
ْUseful links for the event coverage:
- Awan: Kuwaiti Newspaper
- Aljarida: Kuwaiti Newspaper
- Kuwait News Agency
- Alnahar: Kuwait Newspaper
- Al-Rai: Kuwaiti Newspaper
The following is a clip from a concert he made long ago, the piece is called "Allah Ma'ak" meaning may Allah be with you.
original draft 9.5.2008
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
The Responsibility Project
"It all began when we ran a TV commercial about people doing things for strangers. The response was truly overwhelming. Thousands of emails and letters from people all over the country thanking us.
We thought, if one TV spot from Liberty Mutual can get people thinking and talking about responsibility, imagine what could happen if we went a step further? So we created a series of short films, and this website, as an exploration of what it means to do the right thing.
We believe that the more people think and talk about responsibility, and even debate what it means, the more it can affect how we live our daily lives. And perhaps, in this small way, together, we can make the world just a little better." about the project
this is one of their films : table guardians
بشكل مختصر لخص كل ما احمل من افكار :) متفائلة على الرغم من علمي بأن الطريق لن يكون مفروشا بالورود لكننا نملك القرار و نملك القوة كشعب، فلا انتصار للفرعيات و التحالفات بدليل نجاح الكثير من المستقلين ما نحتاجه في المرحلة القادمة هو الوعي و الصبر، لانكون على الكويت خلونا معاها و الكويت صج حلوه
Monday, 19 May 2008
A little about them:
Salloumi.com founded in March, 2008 by a group of Kuwaiti users. It serves users globally to upload their videos and share them with other people accessing the same website. It also provides the ability to embed videos from other websites using a HTML embedding code so people of certain websites can view our videos.
In order to globalize and activate the website's hits by users, a mailing list was created using one of the most sophisticated mailing list systems. A user is allowed to subscribe to or unsubscribe from our mailing list which publishes daily forwardable e-mail letters containing pictures, videos, or recent topics. Yet, our mailing list reached the number of 24,000 e-mail addresses. Most of them are of Arabic users.
Points to Be Targeted:
Salloumi staff aims to achieve the good reputation through the G.C.C countries. Accordingly, the website was managed to serve up to 5,000 users streaming videos at a given time. Therefore, the staff had to get a single powerful server, at the mean time, to achieve a high performance and a good availability to the users.
this lovely picture of many more cute furnature pictures led me to them
Sunday, 18 May 2008
democracy in elections, is the ruling of the majority and not the best in your eyes, your people decide weather they are the best or not by the ones they elect.
words seem to lose their way when it comes for me to talk or write! pictures might help a little?
facebook is seeming to be meaningless by the day, i will stay for the mean time for the news about events around, the groups over there are very useful, what if we can do that for blogs? i have the idea of this website that groups from all sorts are gathered in, they publish their news and you subscribe to them! without the need to go to a site that keeps wanting to know who you are and tell the whole world with what it knew :)
flixter the movie application in facebook, i'm still looking for a way to get it into my blog i saved a lot of information about the movies i have seen
i need a vacation, yet i do have this new thing to implement, the preparation stage followed by implementation will take 4 weeks min., i think i will try to postpone the vacation plan to later.
to be continued....
i think :/ not sure of the date, will confirm it later
After the "Mzayeen Al-Ebil" thing ended we went there out of curiosity, and in the picture is the curious female camel that scared the hell out of me! i never thought i would jump out of the seat and stick to the window beside me that fast when this funny thing took a peak from above lol
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
و وصل الجارسون و قلت له ابي فلافل بطاط لو سمحت
I give it 2/5
Sunday, 4 May 2008
1st review post for the best FB Sandwich in Kuwait is up soon, in two days inshallah :)
Sulaiman Al-Dikan will perform, Tuesday 6th of May
Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiah
Al-Midan cultural center
Abdullah Al-Salem Highschool
thx Broke :*