29 April, 2006

No more 20s!

Yesterday, April 28th, 2006 …
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Age counter in khobbeizeh's profile page turned into number 30 ...

All my dear friends came over my place

Lots of goodies

A big mess

Lots of gifts

and cash ;-)

khobbeizeh was on my card :-)

Thank you so much everyone for making my 30th birthday a wonderful and memorable day, speechless, really! I love you all :-)

22 April, 2006

Jara is back!

more photos from Jara are here

The Flea market "Jara" is back at Fawzi Ma'louf street, Jabal Amman, and will continue during all spring and summer Fridays from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Enjoy the colorful scenes, musical performances, coffee, handicrafts ... and don't forget to check out the very original t-shirts.

19 April, 2006

Malaje/ EL arenal Flamenco

"Malaje" is a group of nine professionals and a multidisciplinary project where contemporary circus, flamenco and theater join together presenting, therefore, an innovative and creative performance. This week Malaje took place at the Royal Cultural Center, Amman. They were really amazing and different:

Majlaje reminded me of the beautiful flamenco show "EL arenal" that I saw during my trip to Spain, in the summer of 2004. It's one of the best shows in Seville and Spain:

you might also be interested in these links about the Arab roots of the Flamenco, and Flamenco world.

11 April, 2006

المولد النبوي الشريف

إنها ذكرى مولد خاتم الأنبياء محمد صلي الله عليه وسلم، كل عام ونحن على خطى الحبيب نقوّي عزيمتنا ونحفظ كرامتنا، كل عام و هو قائد عقولنا وقلوبنا إلى النور والحرية، كل عام وهو رمزنا الأول في الأخلاق والأدب والتفكير والتدبير، كل عام ونحن جميعا أحباء و أصدقاء، متوحدين في ظل سنته وحبه لنا، كل عام وأنتم بخير

10 April, 2006

Silent Witnesses/ updates

"Imagine if those children were yours!"

That was Stefano Massimo's answer for my question: if you got the chance to tell the whole world one short message about this book, what would you say?
Silent witnesses' book launching, conference and exhibition that I told you about was, truly, excellent, and that's very normal since we're dealing with the French Cultural Center.

Stefano is one of the top brilliant fashion photographers in the world, yet he has lots of stories to tell about his traveling around the refugee camps to record and shoot for this book, of course not to forget the aggression of Israelis towards him all the time, during his human journey! I do appreciate him very very much.

Then, as a suffering Palestinian Artist, we have the lead photographer of the book, Rula Halwani [who left the conference early to catch her flight]. She's the director of the photographic department at the Birzeit University, a very decent, creative and warm person, "I am a working artist, a photographer living and working in an intensely political environment. I am more comfortable taking photographs than writing or talking" she said

Silent Witnesses comprises of over 150 Ming photographs, artwork from children and in-depth photo-text stories from children's organizations throughout Palestine.

People in Amman can buy the book from: Amman bookshop [3rd circle], Flower of life bookshop [Abdoun], Librairie de Paris bookshop [ Jabal a webdeh], or you can order it from here.

08 April, 2006

Silent Witnesses

The Lives Of Palestine's Children
"Silent witnesses" is a book by 2 photographers, Stefano Massimo [Italian] & Rula Halawani [Palestinian]. It will be lunched in a conference and open discussion on Monday, April 10th, 2006, 7:30pm at the French cultural center in Jabal al Webdeh, followed by a photo exhibition from the same book.
It seems interesting.
Photographers will be there, and I hope to see you there as well.

07 April, 2006


Are you an Artist, Painter, Photographer,Director, Actor, Singer, Designer? Do you love music, performances, Broadway, colors, waw sceneries? If yes, then the following are A MUST movies:

Frida: unbelievable colorful art work and brilliant directing by Julie Taymor, Nominated for six 2002 Academy Awards including Salma Hayek for Best Actress. The life of artist "Frida Kahlo" from her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera, to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative romantic entanglements with women, Frida lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary! Make sure you get the amazing soundtrack by Elliot Goldenthal.

Moulin rouge: you'll absolutely fall in love with this musical treasure art work, it has SO much going on at once that your eyes can't even take in all the wonder at once. Christian [Ewan McGregor], a young writer with a gift for poetry moves into the bohemian underworld of Paris. He is taken in by the absinthe-soaked artist Toulouse-Lautrec, whose life centers around the Moulin Rouge. Christian falls into a passionate but doomed love affair with Satine, the Sparkling Diamond [Nicole Kidman], the most beautiful courtesan in Paris & star of the Moulin Rouge.

Chicago: based on the Broadway musical, great motion picture with great music and terrific cast. Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) hungers for stardom, but instead ends up in the slammer in 2002's Best Picture winner. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a superstar whose fame flares -- then dims -- when she shoots her cheating husband and lands in jail. When Velma's lawyer, notorious Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a singing, dancing catfight between the two ambitious women.

Amelie: get ready to see the small yet meaningful details we hardly take note of!, this movie will add the real color composition and the wonderful visuals to your life! Amelie is a charming character and a young Paris waitress who discovers an old box of childhood treasures hidden beneath her apartment floorboards, anonymously returns it to its rightful owner and watches from a distance as his life is transformed by the discovery. Thus begins her odyssey: a series of inventive plans to straighten out other people's lives. Almost as if by magic, Amelie begins to transform the lives of her ordinary neighbors - mostly for the better if they've earned it and occasionally for the worse if they deserve it - but she always hides behind a veil of mystery and anonymity. This works for her until she meets an intriguing young man named Nino. Now the question is: will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others? Soundtrack is a must.

Evita: enchanting mixture of epic fairy tale and sociopolitical psychodrama by the brilliant director Alan Parker. Madonna was born to play this role I guess! A nonstop musical story of the Argentine first lady Eva Per?n, narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman (he was an excellent singer in the movie as well), the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Per?n and her tragic death from cancer at age 33. the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me" and the whole motion picture music sound track are unforgettable.

Cinema Paradiso: A Dreamy journey & beautiful drama, Produced in 1990. A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies. A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

03 April, 2006

Starsucks ! سمّ الهاري

ستاربكس: من أخطر أدوات الإرهاب الصهيوني في العالم

شعاره مشهور جدا في كل مكان، كشهرة أي منتج صهيوني، مثل كوكاكولا، نستله، ماركس اند سبنسر، ماكدونالدز، برجر كينج... فالإعلام دائماً لصالحهم كما نعلم، ولكن لستاربكس حكاية خاصة جدا... فشعاره عباره عن صورة الملكة "إستير" التي حمت اليهود من"الإضطهاد" كما يزعمون. وهو أمر عادي لأنّ مالك ستاربكس هو رجل الأعمال المشهور هوارد شولتز، من أبرز أركان اللوبي الصهيوني في الولايات المتحدة. ومن ذاك اللوبي تصدر جميع الأوامر والقرارات الخاصة بأي فرع من فروع هذا المقهى في العالم. غريب جدا، اليس كذلك؟ فنجان قهوة بإدارة لوبي؟ يا ساتر يا رب! ولكن لماذا؟!

هوارد شولتز هو يهودي صهيوني نشط جدا، متعصب إلى أبعد الحدود للجيش الإسرائيلي الذي يمده سنوياً بمئات الملايين والتي يحصدها من ستاربكس، وهو أحد أبرز المسؤولين عن تطوير السلاح لديهم وعن توصيل التبرعات لهم من الجهات الأخرى. تم تكريمه في اسرائيل بمناسبة مرور 50 عام على تأسيس دولتهم وذلك لخدماته "الخاصة" التي قدمها لإستمراريتهم، كما كرمته وزارة خارجية إسرائيل كواحد من أكثر المخلصين المروجين لإسرائيل، إضافة الى محاضاراته في أميركا وإسرائيل التي يقوم فيها بترويج الكيان الصهيوني.

الأسخف من كل ذلك هو إنتشار هذا المقهى في كثير من البلدان العربية، والأدهى و الأمَر اللذين يذهبون الى تلك المؤسسة الإرهابية بحجة احتساء القهوه تحت قناع التباهي! وعلى شو يا حسره! بصراحه، وكما نقول "سمّ الهاري" لكل شخص يعرف تلك الحقيقة ويصّر على الذهاب إلى هناك. الحاضر يخبّر الغايب

Starbucks: one of the most dangerous Zionist-terrorism tools in the world!

Their logo is very popular like any other Zionist product, such as Coca Cola, Nestle, Marks & Spencer, MacDonalds, Burger King… As we know, the media is always there for them, but Strabucks has a very special story. The logo represents "Queen Esther" who saved the Jews from oppression as they claim, and that's very normal because it's owned by the famous business man Howard Schultz, one of the Jewish lobby members in the U.S, and that lobby is managing Starbucks around the world, very weird, isn't it?? A cup of coffee managed by a lobby! What the hell?

Howard Schultz is an active Zionist, extremely sectarian for the Israeli army. He is supporting them with hundred of millions yearly from Starbucks' income, and he's one of the major sponsors of their weaponry, and an important fund raiser. He was honored by Israel with "The Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute Award" for his services to the Jewish state. His work as a propagandist for Israel has been warmly praised by the Israeli Foreign Ministry as being vital to Israel’s long-term public relations' success. His activities include running propaganda seminars on behalf of Israel across campuses in both North America and Israel.

Now, what's really ridiculous is the popularity of that café in the Arab world, and what made it worse those who go to that terrorist foundation to drink their coffee and "show off"! For what! Honestly, to anybody who knows that truth and insist on going there, I say "samm el hari" or "with all bitterness". Spread the word