Tuesday, 20 August 2013

من امثالنا الشعبية...

الصاحب اللي ما تلقاه وقت الشدة قوله خير من بعيد تسده ...

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Libyans & FB!

I don't understand how Libyans use Facebook... (warning, this is one of my 'see more' posts)

Here is a great space for people to connect, keep in touch, be as real as cyber space would permit, but I more often than not find more fake names than real ones, find people showering their so called 'friends' with fake pleasantries and a lottaaa love Bob Marley wouldn't have been able to handle!

Then the other fun aspect about the Libyan 'Face', as it is so popularly shortened, why oh why do they love impersonating other people's profiles? Starting from the name to the picture!

Did your 'friends' finally figure out that Booboo Kookoo Moomoo Libya with Beyoncé as a profile picture is not real?! Oh MY! The horror!

But that's not just it...although identity theft is not a matter to be taken lightly (Melissa McCarthy definitely did make sure to take it to the next level), this is not the only thing that is putting me off Facebook lately... no, uh uh... it starts from here, but it avalanches to much more...

The news, the Facebook pages, the groups, the silly adds on the side bar, the applications, Oui, all of it!

Let's take Libyan news pages for instance; have you noticed how they always manage to have gasoline ready to light one hell of a fire? Here I am, a regular Libyan citizen, browsing through some pages, and suddenly, I see عــــاجل, in big bright red large font!

Initial reaction, yalaaahwee, shinu fee tawa! then friends start sharing بعجالة, as well, and in the span of a few hours, your newsfeed gets spammed with a piece of news that not only is it fictitious, but also silly!

My new reaction to عــــاجل is 'Hide Post' or is it 'I do not want to see this' now?!

Joking aside though, I am deeply troubled at said news sharing phenomena.

This powerful tool, that so many news experts and analysts attribute the spark of the Arab spring to, is now erupting chaos, spreading rumors and lies, defaming good people’s reputation, and the list goes on…

I am sick of saying ‘we need to do something about it’ because if anything those past couple of years have taught us, very little can be done (and no, I am not a pessimist, I am a realist), but it still won’t hurt to blurb into cyber space…who knows, maybe one of my status will catch fire one of those days and a ripple effect will be created… who knows…one can only hope, that’s still for free!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

لك الله يا ليبيا ...

من سنتين كانت الناس تردد سرا وقت الاحداث بعبارات جميلة، ترد الروح لاي شخص مشكك في الثورة او في اسباب 'اندلاعها' ، منها:

 ' قولوا لمعمر و عيالاه، ليبيا فيه رجالة'

كانت الناس تتسابق بدون اجندات على حفظ نشيد 'يا بلادي' دافعا منها لزيادة شعلة الثورة ولتعزيز روح الاخوة فيما بيننا...
لليوم، لا زال المقطع التالي من النشيد هو الذي يلخص شعوري نحو بلدي الذي لم يهنىء بعد من ايام تخلوا منها سفك دماء الاحرار...

 'واسلمي، واسلمي، واسلمي'

 لك الله يا ليبيا...





Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Hahaha

So much depth behind this picture! LOL and a whole lot of "hahahaha's"!
 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Facebook Rehab?



Facebook is so addictive. I find myself wanting to share very private thoughts, but stopping last minute to realize that FB is not marbu3et 7ushna (living room).

I often wonder whether our need to update our circle of friends, which is mixed with the close, the distant and the undefined, stems for our need for attention?

How many of us get excited for the mere fact of getting a double digit # of comments on a status update telling everyone we know 'whats on our mind' or on something we shared?

What is the hunger that FB satisfies in us?
 




Monday, 10 June 2013

Cycle Ride for Charity Donations



Dear all,

My friends' daughters are undertaking a lengthy cycle ride for three charities that have personal significance for them. Their target is to raise GBP 1,000 each - GBP 3,000 overall.

Any donation would be sincerely appreciated - see link and information on charities below.

Also, please feel free to share amongst your friends and family!





• Moorfields Eye Charity - supports one of the World's leading eye hospitals which undertakes much work in Africa restoring sight for thousands.

• The Alzheimer's Society  - which supports suffers and carers, as well as research into this debilitating illness.

• War Child  - which supports all children impacted by wars around the globe.

http://www.justgiving.com/teams/kent-girls

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Dissapointment, hello, we meet again...

So much to let out... But where do I begin? Where do I start?

28 years and still learning lessons, I want to graduate or simply flunk out of life's horrible sessions...

Sometimes you wonder, will you ever 'know it all', will you ever be 'wise' and maybe detect a lie before it manifests into a yet, another failed lesson?

What happens when you no longer fail or wail over your mishappens?

Do you isolate yourself or keep a straight face in front of those ugly reminders that will never hear a confession?

So much will remain untold, but sometimes silence can be one of life's best potions...