Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Looks like we always succeed in reaching the headlines... as if we are the only ones having some "action" in our lives ... ha ha ha... strange how -although all the misery we are going through and living- we still have the "ability" to even draw a smile on our faces..
I've seized the opportunity of having electricity for few hours to write this post... it's been a loooong time since i blogged a new entry..
so.. let me brief you on the most recent updates.. since my last post until now, nothing has entered Gaza but essential food aid, like rice, flour, wheat, sugar, milk... etc and limited amounts of fuel, which have been banned since last week, which have caused the complete cut of electricity in the strip :(
Yesterday, some militants bombed the wall between Egypt and Gaza, but they only let Palestinians cross to a place called "El-Areesh", which is a place that's even more disperate than Gaza itself.. :D
It's been ages since i ate a decent chocolate, or drank a soft drink... or even enjoyed a day with a 24 hour electricity..
LOoks like this is going to be one looooooong cold winter...but, will not despair
Saturday, October 13, 2007
As i was saying, today is the second day of Eid, and we got the chance to get out. according to Arab and Islamic customs, going out in the first day is a little bit hard, because men have to get out and visit all the sisters, aunts, relatives... etc in the first day, which makes it more like a visiting day.. while in the second day you can go out, that's if you don't have a big family, because if you do, visits may extend to the next day ;)
This is a simple ride that is all around Gaza, and unfortunately it lacks the slightest means of safety, but children love it, and wait for their turn in crowds.. even horses are stars in the Eid.. they are bathed and dressed so children can go for a ride around a block or two..
Crowds waiting for their turn in the only amusement park in Gaza..
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... cotton candy... it's called here "shaer banat" which means "girls' hair" :D
A cute girl eating the cotton candy.. and you can see my little devil sitting in the end... he's drinking juice because there isn't any sodas in Gaza because of the closure.. only locally made juices..
And of course, what's Eid without taking your kidz to the biggest toy store in town and making them drive you crazy???!!!
In the End i would like to take the chance and wish you all a happy Eid.. Eid Mubarak.. and Inshallah many returns :D
Monday, October 08, 2007
After long and hard trials, i finally managed to collect 102 beautiful pictures of Gaza City into one video. And you my faithful readers are the first to see it..
so, thanx to me and my great efforts...he he he "Joking" :D but nothing of this could have happened if it wasn't for the help of my dear lovely friend "faith"... so thank you dear.. thank you a lot ...
and now... let me hear some drums... i would like to introduce my first published home made video..
please don't judge me.. it's my first ;D
Hope that you liked the music.. it's Mais Shalash's song "Sabah El-Kheer" "Good Morning".. :)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Another Ramadan related activity is "fire crackers"!!! seems that children only play with fire crackers in Ramadan. I can't figure out the connection, but looks like it's a ritual or something like that :s I'm afraid that i'm gonna turn deaf by the end of Ramadan, either that or i'll get a heart attack cuz of the continuous booms!!! he he he he
A symbol of Ramadan also is the "fanous" i don't know what's called in english but you can see how it looks from the pictures attached. In arabic traditions children should carry these small lamps and wonder around in the neighbourhood singing special old songs from the arabian heritage, like "wahawy ya wahawy" and "hallo ya hallo"and other songs, now the "fanous" is already singing the song by it self.. which also drives me crazy because it keeps going on and on and on..... :)
Ramadan Kareem................... :)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I've been busy the last couple of weeks trying to figure "Photoshop"out...
i really love this programme, i bought the CD and watched a dozen of these video tutorials on "You Tube"... the potentials and possibilities of this programme are... huge.. really...
as you can see... i designed a header to my blog, it still needs finishing up.. i know, it can turn up a hundred times better... gonna work on it later..
I also designed some cards for Ramadan... i'm attaching some in this post... hope that you'll like them..
If you want any card dedicated specially to someone.. send me
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Today, we started a new scholastic year here in Gaza, and all over Palestine..
another ironic obstacle is the duality of governments, according to which government will the exams be? or even the weekly holiday... will it be Saturday or Thursday...!? i wonder...
What can i say but... "have a good year" and by the way... "Ramadan Kareem" :)