I love the last part of this scene!
I love the last part of this scene!
حينما أقدم على اعتلاء أشد جيادي جموحاً, لا أجد معيناً أقرب إليّ من رمحي, لكي اتخذه متكأ ارتفع عليه
و كلما وجهت هذا الرمح لأعدائي احاربهم به, رأيت أنهم يستحقون ثنائي عليهم
حينئذ ألقئ به جانباً و أفضل أن أواجههم و أنا أعزل من السلاح
(I don’t know the source of this quote, but I love it anyway 🙂
THAT’s an interesting exhibition!
I saw some of Orensa’s work, and he is VERY VERY VERY talented! masha`allah!
He has lots of ideas. So if you happen to pass by Zamalek, go and take a look, it’s impressive.
I cordially invite you to my fourth solo photography exhibition “The manual of life”. It tells the story of life from pre-birth to post-death passing through diversity, identity, perspective and uncertainty. Hundreds of images, music, and text all together form “The Manual of Life”. For those who dare to face their life face to face, come and experience it ……..
Note: do not expect it to be funny.
Venue: Faculty of Fine Arts, Zamalek
Date & Time: 21st of October 2007, from 10:00am to 10:00pm
Please find the attached invitation.
Wish to see you there and chat for a while,
“”ليس التاريخ كما عبر البعض الا جغرافية متحركة, بينما أن الجغرافيا تاريخ توقف, و هما معا أشبه شئ بقرص الطيف: اذا سكن على عجلته تعددت ألوانه فان دار و تحرك استحال لونا جديدا واحدا” جمال حمدان استراتيجية الاستعمار و التحرير
The first time I saw this book, I thought it would be a relatively easy read, because of its small size, but when I started reading the first few pages I found myself concentrating hard to be able to grasp the ideas, then felt it was a very heavy reading material for me. Few days ago i decided to try it once again. Even though I had to read some paragraphs more than once! And even though I finished only the introduction, I am very curious in the questions he asks:
الصراع الذي يعيشه عالم اليوم, هذا الذي يتمزق بين كتل العقائديات المتناقضة و قوى التحرير الفوارة و رواجع الماضي المتربصة, ما نمطه الاقليمي -ان كان ثمة نمط – و ما أصوله التاريخية؟ و هذه التطورات العميقة التي يشهدها توزيع القوى و الاوزان السياسية بين الدول و الكتل و القارات, و هذه الانقلابات الكاملة في الاستراتيجية الكوكبية في ظل العصر الذري, هل هي تحولات أو تحويرات للماضي بدرجة ما أم هي طفرات بكر تماما في تاريخ البشرية؟ الى أين يتجه نمط توزيع القوى السياسية و الستراتيجية في مستقبل سيخلو من الامبراطورية و احتكار القوة و العلم و قد تنتشر فيه الأسلحة الذرية انتشار الحضارة و التكنولوجيا الحديثة ذاتها؟
This is the first paragraph of the introduction. Some of the words are quite foreign to us, for example: الاستراتيجية الكوكبية في ظل العصر الذري, now we’d say something like السياسات الدولية للطاقة النووية. El mohem, it’s a nice read, especially when he studies the conflict since the ancient times, the medieval ages, the colonialism,,, etc
Two things moved me tonight.
I have just watched “Blood Diamond”, I heard so much about that movie but I didn’t have the heart to spend two hours at home watching a movie, but tonight I was not in the mood for reading, or TV, or hanging out. So I got the movie and stayed at home.
First of all, Di Caprio at last is doing A Movie (even though I can totally imagine Brad Pitt doing the part more than perfectly!). Even though I don’t know the rest of the cast (will have to google in a few seconds), but they were amazing. the good characters and the bad characters.
An African guy was snatched from his family by a group of rebels to extract diamond, they sell the diamond to get weapon to fight the government, meanwhile they kill anyone they consider as enemy and use children as soldiers. The guy finds a big piece of diamond and decides to hide it because that’s the only hope for him and his family. An ex-mercenary who is now in the blood diamond business gets to know about this big diamond, decides to help the guy finding his family, in order to reach it. His life depends on this diamond because he owes a colonel lots of money and this is his only hope to get out of Africa. Meanwhile he meets a journalist, who tries to report on the blood diamond business, she is fed up with the horror stories she sends to her publisher, she is now after facts, data and photos. She can only get this if the ex-mercenary helps her. During that time one of the heads of the rebels is also after the diamond, as he saw the african guy holding it, he knows his name and he kidnaps his son.
So now we have the african guy looking for his family and his son. an ex-mercenary looking for the diamond that will get him from this place. The journalist wanting to have an impact that might change this mess.
One scene I really liked when the ex-mercenary found the kid, yet the kid was scared from him and ran away. For a second it felt like the guy was struggling to save the last bit of innocence in his soul, that small part of him he hides well.
It’s a movie to remember.
I got to know that Dubai is renting the Louvre’s name for 30 years. In order to encourage the cultural scene in Dubai and the “dailogue of cultures”, there will be a branch of the Louvre in Dubai expected to be launched in 2012. It will show around 300 piece of art (the Mona Lisa will not be disturbed, don’t worry).
Dubai government will pay 525 M $ for the “license”, and the 24,000 square feet museum will cost around 109 M $.
I can’t beleive this!
I have always heard that Dubai is just a plastic wrapped city. The main entertainmnet is shopping (oops,,, and the night life). That’s why dubai is very interested in building that big building, having the biggest whatever, acquiring the fastest stuff. But now it is reaching also the art scene!!! 634 M $ are paid to have a “franchise” of the Louvre! Wow! can u imagine the things that can be done by this amount of money?? Don’t they watch One TV ads anymore??
And what about the Louvre administration? this is not a call for ‘cultural spread’, this will definitely open the door for museums auctions!
I have recently heard about the economic value of culture, and how a powerful culture can be a direct monetary national resource, even though this field is a bit problematic, but I can imagine for example how plans and projects initiated to make sure that prominent artists won’t die of starvation, then have their paintings hanged in the most famous museums as the finest pieces of art. Artists are human beings. They eat, they get married, they shop,,,, they need to have a decent living. But selling a museum like this, is plain commercial!
Also I suppose that Dubai government would have made a wiser decision to dedicate this money in discovering the talents hiding in its society. At least this way it will have a deeper impact (that’s if they were interested in the bang effect in the newspapers), but what good will it be for them in year 2042? They will either renew the contract for 1000 M $, or will just shut the place down!
What a waste of money!
What a waste of money!
It’s funny how a phone call brings u to a final decision in a matter that took ages of thinking 🙂
They say that because I’m a gemini, I am moody, and what I like now, may become my source of nuisance later on. But I think I made the right decision and I’m happy with it (i.e. I’m ok with it mentally & emotionally). And in case things turned out not as expected, there would always be an exit plan. Hopefully things will turn out to be all right 🙂
Ibn Hazm, an Andalusian-Arab philosopher, litterateur, historian, jurist and theologian born in Córdoba in 994, wrote a very interesting book. It’s called Tawq al-Hamama (‘The Ring of the Dove’). He gives detailed description of love as an attribute and accident. Also, the different catagories of love, including: falling in love while asleep (!!), falling in love through a description, falling in love at first sight, etc. … he is merely scrutinizing scenarios from the lives of the people he knew or was told about – be they righteous or sinful.
What amazes me is that this controversial subject is adderessed by someone like him! He has lots of books on jurisprudential principles, on sects, on morals,,, etc. How distant is the situation back then compared to our situation!
By mere chance I found an online copy of the old manuscript!