Sunday, November 14, 2010

Middle East fights the pain of wars by inspirational Initiatives!!

Yellastartup Lebanon-Motivational Event that managed to gather talents form all the Levant area in just one place to Speak up and deliver their start up ideas to all who can invest and their dreams become true!

Screening all the attendees I was feeling so proud knowing that Many came from Different parts holding smart ideas in mind , packing their passion charging their minds with powerful willingness to go
 Through the first milestone toward their sunny future , a future where they can be the leaders of their lives  far away from the painful reality of political conflicts that knocks our doors every now and then

So what’s about this Huge extraordinary gathering??powerful young people decided to change the lane of their lives ,,putting in mind helping their communities and take all of this to the next bright level!

Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria , what a great combination that we've never dreamt about! looks like that we are getting the power of our youth gain , so encouraging so promising and the best is yet to come !

The Power is always Ours!! Viva Middle East ! Viva YellaStartUp!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Regular day in a Governmental Dept…

2010 is about to end and many plans in mind ,one the most important things I had to do is issuing a passport, as many of my friends may know , that I can’t find time even to treat myself, so dedeicating some time for such thing was something to remember!

Before taking off I was persuading Dad to come and help me getting a new passport , he was convinced that I’ll –Definitely need- a masculine power to cover my back in this small-but irritated- experience ,we got ready at 8:30 a.m. And here we go Thursday! the journey to get a new passport has already began !

Arriving the Department of Civil status and Passports(in Sweilieh) there were about 6 employees ,,2 of them were setting behind 2 separated windows to receive peoples’different papers  that include different requests , I took my place in the line and waited my turn , till now regular things were going around , late employees, people rushing others to get their stuff done , Now it’s my turn I was happy whispering to Dad that maybe within the next half an hour I’ll have my new passport since everything is going smoothly ,,,, But ,,it was a dream that has never become true!! the employee asked me Do you have a yellow card I was like ( kart asfar l sho?) he replied: "to transport to Palestine"  I was like : (what kind of records you’ve saved in your PC ,,does it show that I have such kinda thing??) , he replied back : "you have to pass by the (Services Department and the follow-up audit.) ( قسم المتابعة و التفتيش) in order to APPROVE your request to issue a passport!". And the first bomb was exploded by then,,

Jordan considered to be one of the most developed countries compared to other Arab ones and having us to have such a reputation it was made through TECHNLOGY, the thing that’s obviously has failed to reach such crucial departments to make peoples’ lives a bit easier ,,, No one has bothered him/herself to give us the directions where this dept. is located, the thing that made us moving in circles for more than half an hour till we reached that place! Speaking of which ,,I was picturing myself with no car and with no any kind of help ,,, it would be damn hard to arrive such place with no CLEAR signs where it’s located and with pretty narrow road that was hard for one car to cross , it’s located in area that No one can get there using the public transportations,, it’s either a car or a cab!

We walked in the place looking for a help , nice people they are yet again another failure to have ALL THE EMPLOYEES reporting on time , the place that is supposed to help people has no employees !! forcing us to pass by different offices and ask where to go , Oh finally someone helped us ,, they seated us in places based on our turn ( which something really helpful) yet useless because once there’s an empty place they come to sit first taking your turn, so That’s why I decided to stand Up and wait , after reaching my turn I tried to Initiate a quick chat with employee asking if Such information should be saved within servers belong to one place instead of having people running from one place to another to get their Stuff done , he rolled his eyes replying: "These are the Rules !! " Rules of making our life a piece of hell,,, I really doubt it,,, Rules were put not to be broken but to align with what we need! However , I let him signed the papers then have them stamped ,,moving back to the first dept , I was telling Dad now we can give it to the accounting Dept and they can proceed! Dinngggg ,,wrong answer! I was knocking on the first employee’s window saying that I  have my papers signed and stamped ,,where to go now ,, he was laughing out loud saying that I have to go through the turn AGAIN and take a place in it , I was HUH?? You said to get them signed and come back why am I supposed to go through this again!??!! He was ( Soffi 3la door a7san) Now I was THAT mad that I was nearly to SHOUT on him ,but I hold my temper going back to the turn all over again it’s around 10:30 AND YET NOT ALL THE EMPLOYEEES are there....

Suddenly this employee was sneaking, taking other requests rather from the ones in their turn and stamp their request! NOO,, Now this is a bull S***,,, what a crap! I told my Dad to just stand in the line instead of me and went to the manager of the Dept, I was telling him the story and he was getting a rid of me saying he has nothing to do with it and that’s NOT HIS business to ask the employee not to SNEAK and CHEAT! I stopped talking watching him getting stuff IN PERSON for some guests in the room , ID cards, other things , I return back to Dad Stating  that even the MANAGER sucks!!

Now it’s My turn and the Employee was smiling ,,and took more than 5 minute to stamp the request by asking stupid questions to stall as if he’s doing this in purpose to piss me OFF! We Took the order gave it to the Accountant and he said 1 Hour and it will be ready!

While waiting for the passport I picked up my small notebook and started to take some Notes to keep them in mind and it was interesting because I killed time by doing my lovely thing (to write) ,,,,below were some of the (what behind the scene ) things:

  • 1.       At 11:00 a.m. 9 Employees where there
  • 2.       6 Desks were Empty
  • 3.       Manager of the Dept was busy serving some Guests in Person and seat them in his room
  • 4.      One of the ELECTIONS CANDIDATES came to visit the Manager of Dept personally which something ( I BELIEVE ) that should not be happening
  • 5.       Two Windows JUST to serve all requests from people

Moving here and there watching what exactly the Employees where doing , some has done coffee and something to drink more than 2 times in just less than one hour,

Finally, I got my passport! I was happily dancing in the car to get it I was so happy That I FORGOT THE WORST 3 HOURS I have ever spent in my life!

It’s not as if am pointing fingers or spreading negativities , but such issues must be escalated. I Can bet that no one of the Jordanian Elections’ Candidates has drawn a road map of how to improve our citizens Lives or how to make Jordan a better place for every one..

We don’t suffer from any lack of Media , technology, Power, Talents, yet we rank in the last places when it comes to know our rights and duties, Speak up , Don’t wait for others to Make the changes you’re looking for! Be a part of the solution,, Take the responsibility to make the place that you’re living in a better place for you and for others as well!! Don’t be passive,, only then we can do REAL change! 

Monday, September 13, 2010

خواطر لذاكرة منسية

ترتشف القهوة الصباحية المعتادة بجوار نافذتها ,تلقي نظرة سريعة على تلك الشجرة ...تطلق تنهيدة عميقة ,, تكاد تجزم من تلك الوريقات الحمراء ان الخريف في الطريق ليلقي بتعويذته المنتظرة

ترتب الاوراق المنسية على عتبات الزمن , تسري رعشة مفاجئة في جسدها .. نعم  حفل الزفاف على بعد فترة و جيزة ... تراه يتذكر أي من فنون الحب.. انه بالكاد يتقنها .. تخبط كثيرا في البدايات و لم يتحمل قلبه اَنذاك كلمة حبيبي مرة واحدة ,, لقد اضطر ليعاود الاتصال مرات متكررة ليتأكد أنه انه ليس ضرباَ من أحلام اليقظة... ترتسم على شفتيها ابتسامة ساخرة,,,أي قدر هذا الذي يسمح لامثاله أن يغزوا حياتنا بهذه الطريقة ,حاملين معهم كل ما تعودنا عليه ثم يختفون فجاة تاركين ورائهم أشلاء لذكريات مؤلمة

تراها تلتهب شوقاَ عندما تختفي ملامح وجهه عن مدى رؤيتها؟هل يصدق احساسها بألمه ,,بسعادته,,,ترى هل تستطيع التنبؤ بحركاته؟

سخيف انت اذ انك لم تسطع أن ترى وراء المرأة القوية طفلة مدللة ,,تشكلها في يديك كيفما تشاء , ساعة تشاء ! نعم لي حقي في أن اتمرد أن اغضب أن .....لكنك لم تكن تعلم كيف تتعامل مع هذا التمرد و اثرت الانسحاب مع حياة أخرى..

سخيف أنت اذا فكرت لو للحظة ان جميع نساء الكون يصنفن تحت نوعين اما متمرد عنيد أو خاضع ذليل ! لكل امراة سر يكمن في نقاط قوة غير واضحة ووهذا السر مدفون في خباياها.. وحده من يستطيع فك رموز هذا السر,,,وحده فقط أهل ليملك قلبها

تلقي نظرة سريعة من خلف نافذتها مرة اخرى ... تجمع حاجيتها و تذهب .. هي موقنة انن كل هذه الاشجار المتكسرة سوف تحمل زهرا لثمار ندية عندما يعود الخريف أدراجه و يحل محله ربيع جديد..

Monday, August 30, 2010

W Ba3deen!!

Many thoughts were beating up in my mind on my way home , ( w ba3deen) seems to be a good title , some ba3deen’s are really annoying:

• W ba3deen for , Hilary Clinton, For Being such a pain in A** ,every time the Palestine- Israeli conflict is heating up she simply comes and announce that the Direct talks will continue , as If all the Palestinian Citizen are not capable to define their own Destiny!

• W ba3deen for the Arab nations for their continuous passive Role in the Arabic political matters , just bla bla speeches here and there! Er7amoona!

• W ba3deen for the Minister of health , Thousands of Doctors in just hundreds of Clinics , we’ll reach a situation where’s no space for the patient s to be in!

• W ba3deen for the Commercial ads which are stealing the audience minds in this holy month

• W ba3deen for our Government for doubling and tripling the prices, that now the cucumber is considered as a very neat High Class Food which u can eat in the holidays and in the very special occasions

• W Ba3deen for our Arabic mentality, that permits killing other souls for the sake of a fake honor!

• W ba3deen, for the Arab league for keep parsing the American attitudes from the MEA conflicts! What the hell they’re thinking of!

• W ba3deen for the UN for keep stalling the Flotilla probing as if it’s a very complicated Issue , it’s as simple as this:

Snow white: The Good Girl
The prince and elves: supporters of the Good Girl
Step Mother: the evil


• W ba3den for my mind , for thinking of a billion things all at the same time and not letting me to entertain my very basic right ( To Sleeeeeeeeep!)

To be continued …..

I know that many (w Ba3deens)are popping up in our minds every once and a while ,,,for me they’re keeping the track of what’s pissing me off , to water my well to make a change some day! What about you?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

And the Roads Monster wins again ...

It was Just last night , I was staying awake as usual ( since this hot wave decided to visit Amman) surfing different websites reading many articles and chatting with a friend , when Suddenly noticed that one of our friends has posted something awful on his profile, he was trying to make it easy on himself positing her picture along with some Condolences , wait it’s not April any more what happened , I was searching for his name insanely , avoiding to look at the picture, there’s must be something badly wrong happened, he should be mixing up with someone else ( I was convincing myself so,,to find some hope to hold on to )

Unfortunately, all my attempts blown out, It was Definite , Sara passed away because of a car accident , she spent the whole night at the hospital in the ICU but she couldn’t make it , My friends and I were popping up on each other’s screens searching for some good words to support our friend with , it’s a Holy Month and Only Allah will provide him with strength and patience to go thru it.

Sara is another victim for the Crazy Roads Monster , the one who refused but to parasite on our Youth spirits , leaving us in a deep shock losing our dears down there , Nothing much left to be announced, another number added to the fraction of the whole victims for such accidents in Jordan !

Sara , May your pure Soul rest in peace forever! And May Allah provide your family with lots of patience and strength to go through their loss, as for you my friend , keep praying and be strong for her sake , her soul is around whenever you seek more guidance , Allah be with you!

Friday, July 30, 2010

How to Turn a current Crisis into a Motive!

Yes With No Doubts I was Inspired to the Max , screening Gaza’s Kids’ Activities and Events last week , It’s amazing How you can benefit From any current Crisis and turn the outcome all around to your own good .In the Middle Of their war with the Blind Violence Their Life was going on as if The peace is living around them all the time , It Couldn’t Hold Them Back or turn their motivation down ,instead it charged their spirits with Plenty of hope to live every single moment enjoying the simple things , moreover competing to break Guinness World records to Expose their Story To The Whole Nation ,,

What is in it for Us??Nowadays, The Business world bear no any kind of frustration or any second to use in weeping and regretting, It seeks Fast actions, pre plans and Many Alternatives to be on hold, Don’t Let your failure to get any way into your Inner Motivation, keep Charging yourself with Hope , Does it mean to be optimistic even if all the surroundings indicate the opposite ? Well,, Why not ? It Could be the Last right Plan To hold on to, So Think Wise, Don’t overanalyze and Take no more time to Implement an Action..

Just Enjoy Living in a Fast Growing Crazy Business World …..

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Edge of the No where

It Seems That Abbas Is in last stages to declare his Clear failure to come out with at least one Solution for "the forever Conflict" , a solution where he can't be So desperate to Announce : “Nobody denies the Jewish history in the Middle East. A third of our holy Koran talks about the Jews in the Middle East, in this area. Nobody from our side at least denies that the Jews were in Palestine.”

What a crap!! is that what he learnt during his childhood in this Holy country,Where the Mighty people are standing by their basic weapons in front of the Blind Terrorism, is that what he has concluded from Ghassan Kanafni’s Novels, Ahmad Matar’s poems and Naji Al Ali’s Drawings,, from the Land where the knights are born in every single minute!!

Shame on us !! that all what I can say,,Such weak fragile Public Statement will be vanished unlike the Hustle of the current World Cup Matches and tomorrow , our Youth,Worriers to be-supposely- Will curse Al Jazeera Cards Because of their Poor Signal the reason behind missing the First Game and Sure they Won't Bother themselves to investigate Which Book Abbas Was reading when he decided to make Al Quraan as his Refence in this Speech and what THE HELL he was thinking of???

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kings Don't Kill Kings

"We cannot divide or freeze a city as vibrant and creative as Jerusalem - we will continue to build and be built by it," Netanyahu stressed.” Jerusalem Day is the day on which Jerusalem was finally liberated, and was able to take all of its residents, Jewish and Arab, under its wings," Netanyahu said. "Never again shall it be suffocated, gloomy or divided."

The aforementioned was a small part of a stupid nonsense speech that was published On the Public TV in front of More than 22 Arab Countries All over the world and Millions of Arabic Audience!! and Guess What Salah El Deen I can Bet that they can't even remember your name !!

Remember When Richard ( Heart of the Lion) was shaking in your presence and when you killed his Minister ?? You Said : Calm Down Richard Kings Don't Kill Kings,,,,,,

Well, It's all around to the opposite side these million Arabic citizens are shaking in the presence of this ---- Prime Minister ,letting him say what ever he wants But just keep them safe in return , yea it's that Bad Salah el Deen,

Thousands are Killed , hundreds are homeless, tens are growing up without even having their basic rights( the right to live safely and freely) !! Sham On us?? what ever ,they don't have this pride any more to feel ashamed and guilty,,,

All what you have done is for nothing ,,they even lost the ability to cry because they have immunity in front of such crisis YET they can have some when their Star get the first place in the Top 4, or even when he/she get Nominated !!! I agree with them,, Honestly I do ,, Haram ,They did their Best to be from the top Ten so There is No sense Not to make it to The First Place in This Academy of Stars !!!

Allah Be with You Salah El Deen ,, Keep your tears with you in your dark grave ,,,, Just Pray For us To have another you from the coming Generations even from those who are growing up now thinking of taking their own revenge instead of having a regular childhood because Simply this Right was taken when Jerusalem announced to be a part of the Israeli Heritage,,,