Saturday, September 29, 2007

إمام ب 750 فلس

with no more comments...

Carmina Burana

this is a nice piece of classical music.. the two performances are great.. they both look like they are from the same venue (the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) the piece is by Carl Orff.

the lyrics are in Latin.. i like it cause they say semper (not with an "i") three times.. here it is:

O Fortuna (Chorus) ...O Fortune
velut luna... like the moon
statu variabilis,... you are changeable,
semper crescis ...ever waxing
aut decrescis; ...and waning;
vita detestabilis ...hateful life
nunc obdurat ...first oppresses
et tunc curat ...and then soothes
ludo mentis aciem, fancy takes it;
egestatem, ...poverty
potestatem ...and power
dissolvit ut glaciem. melts them like ice.
Sors immanis ...Fate - monstrous
et inanis, ...and empty,
rota tu volubilis, whirling wheel,
status malus, are malevolent,
vana salus ...well-being is vain
semper dissolubilis, ...and always fades to nothing,
obumbrata ...shadowed
et velata ...and veiled
michi quoque niteris; plague me too;
nunc per ludum through the game
dorsum nudum ...I bring my bare back
fero tui sceleris. your villainy.
Sors salutis ...Fate is against me
et virtutis health
michi nunc contraria, ...and virtue,
est affectus ...driven on
et defectus ...and weighted down,
semper in angaria. ...always enslaved.
Hac in hora ...So at this hour
sine mora ...without delay
corde pulsum tangite; ...pluck the vibrating strings;
quod per sortem ...since Fate
sternit fortem, ...strikes down the string man,
mecum omnes plangite! ...everyone weep with me!

**the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, September 28, 2007

الله اكبر ياحمام

الله اكبر ياحمام من صلاة العصر ناح
وانشغل قلبي معاه لاجزاه الله بخير
الله اكبر يوم ناض طار ورفرف بالجناح
ودي اتبع ساقة الراعبي وازريت اطيـر
ودي اتبع ساقته بالمقيل وبالمراح
شوف عيني بين هاك المباني يستديـر
واهنيك بالمسا ياحمام وبالصباح
كل يوم تشاهد الترف ملهوف الضميـر
ياحمام الورق قل للغضي سيد الملاح
عن ذهابي قل لزين الوصايـف يستخير
وصف خده بارق الوسم من منشاه لاح
يوم شعشع زاد نور البلد عقب الاخيـر
والعيون عيون خشفاً تربى بالبياح
كل ما هبت نسيـم الهبايب يستذير
يامريح القلب قلب المولع مـاتستراح
تقل يجذب للهوى في سلوك مـن حريـر
اتضيم واتهضم وانا مالي صلاح
واتقلب طول ليلي مثل وصف الكسير
ياهلي لولا الهوى كان اطنب بالصياح
عقب فرقا الترف مادري وش الدنيا تصير
كن بعيونه لراع الهوى زرق الرماح
هو خطر واللي تولع معه قلبه خطيـر

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

art for sale

On the Block in London.
Auction houses in London are putting an unusual number of works up for sale.


Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988
Untitled (Head)
Estimated at $5,013,650 - $7,019,110




Marc Newson, b. 1963
Lockhead Lounge, 1986
Estimated at $1,604,368 - $2,406,552




Daniel Richter, b. 1962
The Fools, 2001
Estimated at $240,655 - $360,983

Phillips de Pury & Company


Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst, b. 1965
Estimated at $3,609,828 - $5,013,650



Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool, b. 1955
Untitled (P261), 1997
Estimated at $601,638 - $802,184

Phillips de Pury & Company


Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, b. 1937
Metro, Petro, Neuro, Psycho
Estimated at $1,002,730 - $1,403,822




Neo Rauch, b. 1960
Erwerb (acquisition)
Estimated at $360,983 - $501,365



Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997
Brushstroke Head (Untitled)
Estimated at $300,819 - $401,092



Saturday, September 22, 2007

last lecture by a dying professor.

don't miss it.. the name is: Randy Pausch, he is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
he was diagnosed with cancer, and gave this last lecture about his dreams.
really worth watching it!!

this is a small part of the lecture.. u can find it in full version at this link:

he is simply GREAT!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

a photo

if nothing to write about.. or maybe out of laziness.. then photography helps.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

أصوات أئمة المساجد

can we have a way for reporting mosques emams with REALLY REALLY bad voices?
if it is an OK voice or just bad it is ok..
but REALLY REALLY bad is really awful..
help us!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


مبارك عليكم الشهر
وكل عام وانتم بخير

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Farewell to Pavarotti


* Tosca *
( written by Giacomo Puccini )

E lucevan le stelle ... And the stars were shining ...
ed olezzava la terra ... the earth smelt sweet ...
stridea l'uscio dell'orto ... the garden gate creaked ..
e un passo sfiorava la rena... and a footstep brushed the sand.
Entrava ella, fragrante, She entered, fragrant,
mi cadea fra le braccia. and fell into my arms.
Oh! dolce baci, o languide carezze, O soft kisses, tender caresses,
mentr'io fremente, while I, all a-quiver,
le belle forme disciogliea dai veli! unveiled her lovely features!
Svani per sempre il sogno mio d'amore ... Vanished forever is my dream of love ...
L'ora e fuggita, That time has fled
e muoio disperato! and I die in despair.
E non ho amato mai tanto la vita! Never have I loved life so dearly!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Main Entry: re·spect

Pronunciation: ri-'spekt

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin respectus, literally, act of looking back, from respicere to look back, regard, from re- + specere to look.

1 : a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation

2 : an act of giving particular attention : CONSIDERATION

3 a : high or special regard : ESTEEM b : the quality or state of being esteemed c plural : expressions of respect or deference

4 : PARTICULAR, DETAIL - in respect of chiefly British : with respect to : CONCERNING - in respect to : with respect to : CONCERNING - with respect to : with reference to : in relation to


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Purple Heart Medal

and the medal goes to Purple ;)

sayir awazi3 medals..
bas khalas mako any more medals!

pritzker part 2

here is the other side of the medal.. :)

Pritzker Prize

deema.. here u go.. here is ur medal for all the Architectural comments u make ;)