Sunday, August 19, 2012

.sinful pleasures

.sinful pleasures

A confession of a couple of quite bad addictions I happen to suffer from and don't even bother to get treatment for.

1- Shisha (Hookah) 

This is an addiction that was conceived in happiness and leisure, raised in rage and depression, has grown to be my only refuge and is consuming every last part of me (including my honesty).

First time I have huffed a puff was approximately 4 years ago, when the females in my family were all around, and new beautiful bonds were forming, along with all these sweet moments it was introduced by an older and rather awesome one of us. But things happen and people depart, physically of course, we cannot ever be detached emotionally, we integrate each other. I am not assuming, but entirely positive that I took off the habit by myself because subconsciously, it reminded me of a much better, much simpler time, it's like I have extracted the parts of those memories that is the easiest to recreate and went ahead with it.

The bad part is, I am not being able to let go, I have tried, financial crisis didn't stop me, physical damage didn't stop, disapproval of loved ones didn't effect me.. I don't know what else well, and I don't want to get to the moment where I no longer have a choice.

My father was a heavy smoker, and he quit due to a severe illness he encountered, my uncle passed away because of his tobacco consumption, this is exactly what I do not want, I want to quit while I am still strong, but I am honest enough with myself to admit that I do not see it happening anytime soon...

To be continued..

Thursday, July 12, 2012

.my celebrity crush

.my celebrity crush

for the time being, of course, I am very unstable emotionally..

It is Donald Glover.

I am not going to be very articulate or thorough listing the reasons why, but I will state a fact that is undeniable by anyone, this man is volcano of talents. It's really depressing to see him not getting the exposure he deserves, but maybe that's because he is not so subject to being scandalous and mediocre.

Now, let's get to why that is..

1- He, (IMO) is -as he best explains it "hot like a parked car, weird like n*gger with a hard R"

2- He is hilarious, and God knows how much I am drawn to people with sophisticated and clever humor. I am not saying this only based on his role in Community as Troy, but based a) the fact that he writes my all time favorite TV comedy series 30 Rock along with Tina Fey, b) going through the outtakes of Community and seeing how he, and the entire cast improvises is impressive, 3) watching his stand up, he is brilliant. He uses many pop culture and modern references but his humor is still timeless and could get to anyone.

3- His music is awesome, period.

I decided to share this video because i think it's brilliant, and the music video is a bit disturbing and seriously unrelated to anything.

4- He is into fashion, I rest my case :).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

.Monsieur Lazhar

.Monsieur Lazhar

Is a stunning film.

I am not saying this merely because I am biased towards French films, but I am saying it because what I have had the privilege to watch was absolute perfection. However, I will rate it 9/10 because that is as nice as I can go.

Everything about it is just different, the events of the production take place in Canada, meaning that it's not heavily reliant on the charm that overcomes one instantly when seeing scenery from French cities, and yet the places are still memorable and the simplicity of them contributes beautifully to a story that is highly complex by consisting of simple details.

The story line is unique, that is the best way to describe it, it is not familiar or predictable, the cast isn't a composition of over-dramatic models, but of absolutely charming people with realistic raw emotions.

What I loved most about it would be the vague connections between any pair or group of people, it keeps the mind interested, and I know I was interested when an approximately 90 minute  movie, passes in what feels like 10 min.

It is so captivating, and sophisticated, it might not interest everyone, but I am certain it will impress most.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

.a yummy photo post

.a yummy photo post

I feel that with most places (with few exceptions coming to mind) it's always not easily possible for a certain restaurant/cafe/joint to offer excellent choices from all categories, which is why i like experimenting with different places in order to narrow down my choices and make it easier for me and my company to enjoy a nice treat and satisfactory service.

In Irbid specifically, you need thorough excavation work to find a decent place that covers your needs at at least one category and from few aspects, if it's not the quality of the orders that is terrible, it's the service, if not that, the atmosphere is dreadfully uncomfortable,, and so on.

One of the very few places that stand out (in my opinion) is a small Café with a very cute and creative name, called Wake Cup, the place serves breakfast dishes, hot and cold drinks, and also desserts.

The first thing that caught my eye was the interior of the place, it's very relate-able to an old pub, with hard wood furniture and floors that gave a cozy yet pleasant feeling.

Another pro to the place is the fact that it is not so popular thus not over crowded 24/7, once any space is overcrowded in Irbid, the owners might as well say their prayers.

Other than that, everything is supper scrumptious and the service is great and the staff is friendly, that gives it a gold star in my book :). 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

.home delicious home

.home delicious home

My mother is guilty as charged for being the reason behind my VERY annoying standards regarding eating Pizza (in particular) outside.

It's the constant thought that circles my mind whenever i enter a Pizzaria or a Pizza serving resturant that aside fro the fact that my mother's is more delicious, I was there when it was made and ii know exactly how it was prepared and baked and who is held accountable for the procecesses and outcome, ok my mother is also responsible for developing this paranoia, somewhat..

But i am not exaggerating or being delusional or even emotional, my mom makes the best Pizza in the world!

There are always exceptions to every rule, there is only one Pizzaria in Irbid that I wouldn't mind eating at on daily basis, mainly because the owner who id also the chef, actually got the recipes and preperation methods from legit Italian Pizzarias, and they prepare the Pizza right in front of you.

But other than that, Papa Jones, Pizza Hut, Dominos, thanks for the stomache aches. :/

Sunday, June 10, 2012

.bigotry level: Arab

.bigotry level: Arab

Not just recently, but for a very long time now, I have noticed that we (as Arabs) were designed to believe that we are the most discriminated against group of people on the globe, we were fed this fact so exaggeratively that when signs of it do surface we become absolutely irrational.

I am not at all denying that it is true, the ignorance of some and the media's exploitation of that ignorance by throwing stereotypes in the air to sprinkle the icings on their minds are backing up that fact like no other. I don't want to run the guilt machine or fish in turbid waters, but call it Karma.

When you start making jokes about how the Jordanian soccer team lost to Japan's because they couldn't tell who's who of offense and defense, when you treat foreign labor workers as if they are lower species designed especially for your service, when you consider people who have a skin tone darker than yours Abeed (slaves), when you hate someone from your own country because you idiot come from another area, then yes, do call it Karma.

Discrimination against any ethnicity/religion is always wrong and unjustified in anyway, but it's like punching people around all day then turning to the legal system because someone poked me. Respect people and treat them fairly in order for that to happen to you.