No More 1 JD DVD

Posted: May 31, 2008 in Things I like

Yes that is right, no more DVD by one JD. Today I went downtown to pick up the mail from the post office in Prince Mohammad Street, on this weekly job I pass by the plenty DVD stores scattered in the area and pick 6 DVDs by 5 JDs which is a kind of promotion (Buy 5 get 1 free), today it was different, I bought my 6 DVDs but this time seems to be the last time, all stores in the street were closed (Sealed by the Government), Mousa, the Giant and many more were closed!!!! There are two or three places left, I have not bought from those guys before but I had to, after 10 mins spent to decide which DVDs I will pick, I asked the owner, what happened to the other places? He said, they were sealed by the government, no more illegal DVDs are allowed to be sold. I asked what about you? Do you have wasta? He said no, they will seal my place as soon as my license expires in one month. So what will happen to all these DVDs you have and those inside the other places? He said, they all will be destroyed!! offffff! So what is the problem, I asked. He said the government decided to stop allowing us to sell illegal copies.

At the end, I paid the 5 JDs, drew a silly smile on my silly face and went home thinking what a big loss?

Macadi Nahhas in Concert

Posted: May 25, 2008 in Things I like

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First of all, I would like to apologize not being able to write this post couple of hours ago, it was supposed to be on 15th actually it is now the 16th May 01:15 AM in the morning .

I am standing today speechless, thoughtless and really not able to write down the thousand ideas in my mind.

I am Jordanian from Palestine origin, Jordan and Palestine are one thing for me “my home”, I love them both and I wish I could work for them both, I am doing my best these days.

Thanx god I have the chance to go to visit Palestine whenever I like, actually I have the necessary papers to move freely between Jordan and Palestine “Freely depends here in the Israeli side”.

I used to visit my relatives in Hebron every year, but now it has been three years since I was there last time, busy working….

When I was there in 2005, I saw the most annoying ugly thing a human being can see in his life, it is the “WALL”, I was in a cap on my way to Hebron (my original Hometown) the sun was shinning and every thing was good so far, as you might know as Palestinians we can not enter the 48th territories, Jerusalem is considered an Israel’s’ land and the army wont allow me “a Palestinian Identity Card holder” to pass through Jerusalem which is supposed to be the city where my father and grand father passed all their lives. so the cap driver went through a very long route which passes through “Abu Deas” a suburb near Jerusalem and suddenly and in a very odd way the sun was blocked the street was narrowed and it was there, the “WALL”, you just don’t want to feel how bad and ugly it was “Actually it is as it still remains there”, I have every felt like a slave in my whole life but there it was something else, the Wall was cutting the town into two pieces you can see buildings separated by the wall, those buildings where supposed to be one minute far away from each other, but now you can say it will take more than an hour in a car to pass from one to the other, imagine your brother or family living just in the next block and it takes more than an hour to reach them, and you have to pass through so many check points as we were traveling from one country to another.

“Someday that wall will break down, and we’ll live in piece”

Yesterday I was telling a colleague that I miss being there, it has been so long and I just want to be there!

When I watch the news and I see all those problems between Hamas and Fateh, I wonder how much silly they are, can’t they see that Israel wants us to be separated, can’t you see that they want us to get busy beating each other, can’t you see how many things they are doing behind the scene while we are fighting! It is enough! Our brothers and sister are being killed every day, shouldn’t we respect their blood? Please give me a break, let’s work for Palestine and forget ourselves for a while.

I want the piece process to move forward, and I don’t want to say that we should throw all the Jews in the sea as it is said, I am realistic and I can tell what is possible and what is not, actually our problem is not with Jews or the Jewish religion itself, in Islam we shall respect all religions and we must respect Mousa and Ibrahim “3alehm el Salam”. Our problem is with the Zionist movement and making Palestine a country for the Jews, this is something not clear for the youngest generations as I feel.

Listen! Gaza is under siege and our brothers and sisters there are facing the face of death every day, they don’t have gas they almost ran out of medicine food and so many other basic things, let’s think how much money we spend every day on things we don’t use or we just buy them for no reason, how much money we spend on Cafe shops and clubs, we spend a lot, let’s try to present something for our brothers and sisters there through the possible channels, do you think 25 JDs a month is a great amount of money, why don’t each one of us pay 25 JDs a month to help a child in Gaza or the West Bank “Kafalet Yatem”.

I have one other thing to say before I go to sleep tonight, I am working to enhance myself and my skills, I am trying to educate myself and to become a better person so someday whenever I have the chance I can serve my home, Jordan and Palestine.

I started to notice that “Amanet 3aman” Amman Municipality started a new project, this project aims to number every building in Amman and to put a very clear and neat streets’ names sign! I believe delivery and postal services to enhance so much when this project is completed.

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