Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
The honourable (not) Arab leaders as usual are only worried about their precious seats, no one did or is going to do anything to help, the disgraceful Egyptian president has proved that he is one of the worst, he made sure not even aid is getting to the Gazzans while telling the world that Egypt will do everything to help, Libyan leadership, full of hot air and nothing else, as usual, we have seen it all in 2006 when Israel nearly destroyed Lebanon, no one but the Lebanese people helped their own country.
Some of my decent British friends are enraged at what is happening, Israel & America can not continue to mislead the world about who is the terrorist now, how can anyone justify murdering hundreds of police men on their graduation day? I myself like many others are not jumping in defence of Hamas or any leadership, it is the Palestinian people that are being subjected to a genocide, I am not speaking against the Israeli people, there are many decent Jewish people that are against what is happening, many Jews protested against Israel in London yesterday as you can see from the pictures taken by Omar El-Huni during the anti war demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London, you can see the pictures Here.
Unfortunately another year is coming to an end while the whole world is watching a nation reduced to starvation, taken back into the middle ages with no fuel, power or medications and now being slaughtered like unwanted animals, God help us all.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
As it has become a bit of a tradition every year at this time, my children were invited by my Scottish friend to help decorate his Christmas tree, an activity that they enjoy :o)
Monday, 22 December 2008
I am back today at work after having some time off just to complete my annual leave before I leave my job on the 31 of December.
Year 3 Choir, Amir 5th from left, back row
The kids have been busy at their school at this festive time, the school has shown a great deal of tolerance to non Christian children, first by letting Muslim kids have up to 2 days off school for Eid Al-Adha then offering a Halal Christmas dinner to any child that wanted it, that included a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and even a Christmas cracker each! but I think the best move the school did and they really did not have to do that, at the end of the day this is a Christian country, was to organise a Christmas concert where children will sing Christmas songs and non Christmas songs too, so when Amir came home to tell me that he is part of the Year 3 choir that will be singing at the concert, before I opened my mouth Amir said: Baba do not worry, there will be no songs mentioning that Jesus (PBUH) is the son of God! that there will be nothing offensive to Muslims so that they can take part. I was impressed by what the school did and had no problem letting both kids take part, many other Muslim kids took part including a number of Libyans.
The concert was a sell out, it started with good Eid wishes to all Muslims, I just about managed to find a place to stand and watch for nearly 2 hours although I did get a seat for the final performance, I thought it was good, I was proud of both kids singing confidently and having fun, here is a clip of the final song by the school choir which Aida my daughter is part of, singing "I am a small part of the world" Aida is first on the left, there are 2 other Libyan girls singing as well.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Amir sitting inside the "O" in Nando's!
We all had a good time, it was different but sort of enjoyable, a lot of eye shopping is good for the pocket, hope everyone had a nice memorable Eid.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
This next clip, called the John Trevolting suite might make you scratch a bit!!
The next clip has David Van Day screaming like a girl :o)
There are many more clips on YouTube, there will be another trial tonight, I wonder who will be doing it!! I hope I didn't spoil your lunch or dinner, it is meant for entertainment, hope you all have a nice day :o)
Remember, all people taking part in these trials, do not have to do any of it, they have the optoion of opting out.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Many people complain about the heavy traffic at rush hours when going to work or school, be it driving, on a bus or a train (I do), it can put us in a bad mood and we start thinking how bad it is for us blah blah blah.... well spare a thought for those people riding on a train in Pakistan, surely our rush hours are never like that :o)I wonder if any people actually fell off the train and if any one had noticed!!
Monday, 17 November 2008
Unfortunately at times like this, coming to work becomes stressful and you loose all interest in doing your work and just wait for the day that you have to leave, I really cant wait! and wouldn't mind having some rest but having a family and responsibilities means you can not rest until you find a new job, so its going to be a, New Year No Job or New Year New Job :o)
For something lighter, my kids have told me to watch this new Christmas TV advert by John Lewis Department Store which they find very funny not just for the weird characters but mainly for the baby that appears towards the end of the advert, I watched it and yes I laughed too, what a baby, keep an eye for this mega cuteness with a clump of hair, here it is on YouTube:
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Having the Internet is such a blessing sometimes, it gives us the chance to research information that we do not have or we are not allowed to know anything about. During one of these searches I found some pictures of King Idris & Queen Fatima during a visit to Egypt in 1964, again as with the first picture I published, I saw an elegant lady that by far exceeded in her elegance Egypt's first lady and her daughters, who just could not keep their eyes off the Libyan Queen.
A good friend of mine told me that Queen Fatima was always very down to earth that when ever she came to an event, there would be a luxurious seat set up for her and that she always refused to sit there and chose to sit with the people instead, I bet not many can do that these days!
Here I leave you with some pictures that I am sure many of you have not seen before:
Friday, 31 October 2008
During Ramadan, I went for a walk with a friend and my son Amir, we passed a very old English cemetery and Amir got exited and wanted to walk inside, so we did walk around and it was very interesting seeing very old graves, some hundreds of years old, the place was very creepy and looked exactly like an old Hammer House of Horror English film setting.
A small disused church in the cemetery