Friday, October 26, 2012

Let's Talk About Eid!!!!

!هالو (Hello! in Arabic)

                               بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Eid Mubark!!!!!

 رمضان كريم

bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
In the name of God; The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Kool 3am w into b elif 5ar <3 <3 <3

To all Muslims everywhere, I hope you have a fantastic Eid and Inshallah (god willing) all your prayers are answered :))





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Here's some pictures to Celebrate!!!! Inshallah I will upload some more in the next few days :)) P.S these pictures do not belong to me, they belong to their rights' holders and you can find them by googling 'Ramathan Kareem'. You will find all these pictures on the first page :) LOL you don't have to look far ;)





Monday, October 22, 2012

Let's Talk About Australia

안녕하세요! (Hello! in Korean)

You should know about now that I love Iraq. You should also know that I love Australia very much.
SO I says to myself, I says 'why don't I write about Australia?' and this is what I am going to do and this is what I am doing BELOW if you should happen to land in Aussie soil :)

While in Iraq, a friend asked me
"Oh how is Australia! So did you drive up to Austria in the holidays?"
"It's a long way away, Austria is."
"Oh is it? How many kilometers away is it then?"
"Oh ONLY 13242 kilometers!" *said ONLY sarcastically*

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distanceresult.html?p1=196&p2=259
The yellow dot is Vienna, Austria and the red dot is Perth, Australia

  • Don't confuse Australia for Austria!  Two VERY different countries in different continents.
     
So now you know WHERE Australia is, you should know WHEN Australia was first established or founded. The 26th of January

So what do you do on Australia day?

I still remember my very first Australia day in 2000 and something. I had KFC in King's park with Swan Lake in front of us and the fireworks above us. Typical. Fun. I love it. I had the Aussie flag on my cheek and Zink on my nose (Coloured sun cream). People were shouting Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! and naturally I would reply with Oi! Oi! Oi! 

When I say Aussie! 
You say Oi! 
Aussie! 
Oi! 
Aussie!
Oi! 
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!  
Oi! Oi! Oi! 

Of course in the month of January it would be summer, SO get out your insect repellent and SPRAY those Mozzies (aka Mosquitoes. Did you know I didn't know mozzies were actually called mosquitoes until I met a very friendly American girl. She had no idea what I was talking about, these 'mozzies') 

Don't forget to Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide! 

The Australian sun is the harshest in the world, so it is very important to follow Sid the Seagull's message :)

So how do I cover the WHAT? What to do in Australia!!

Beaches



Food


Rotate? This is Perth City

ANZAC Biscuits for ANZAC day (Australia and New Zealand Army Corp) 
ANZAC Cookies :) yumm


Baklava is not Australian but still...
 I know, I know, I'm missing pavlova. I should make some one day... #WatchThisSpace ;)

WHY is why not? and WHO is me and you :) cliche? unfortunately yes. is it true? of course it's true!

Now if you'd all like to stand up with your hands over your hearts for the Australian National Anthem; 'Advance Australia Fair'

Verse 1
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.



Verse 2
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Listen to Julie Anthony perform the National Anthem:

Copyright 

Even though any copyright of Peter Dodds McCormick's original lyrics of Advance Australia Fair has expired, as he
died in 1916, the Commonwealth of Australia does claim copyright on the official lyrics and particular arrangements
of music.Non-commercial use of the anthem is permitted without case-by-case permission, but commercial use 
does require permission.  It's an Honour

SO! I've covered WHERE, WHEN, WHAT, WHY and WHO



Well Ciao for now and I shall leave you with Psy and his Gangnam Style ;)


Gangnam Style by Psy

Media Credits:

Photographs are Copyright to ©Sara Muna'am (me) (see tap at top of blog)
The map above has link leading to copyright owner.

The Song at the VERY TOP:

Conor's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/skillzaisherebooya?feature=results_main
Ebony's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/ebonyday1

Twitter links :
http://www.twitter.com/ConorMaynard
http://www.twitter.com/EbonyDay1

Sid the Seagull's message :

Thirty years after he first graced our television screens with his Slip, Slop, Slap message, Sid the Seagull is back with a new song that includes all of SunSmart's revised key messages.

Transcript:
(Sid the Seagull sings:) Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Have fun outside, but don't get fried.

Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat. Seek shade, slide on sunnies - simple as that.

Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Have fund outside, but don't get fried.

Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide!

Gangnam Style at the bottom:

Published on Jul 15, 2012
PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
▶ NOW available on iTunes: http://Smarturl.it/psygangnam
▶ Official PSY Online Store US & International :http://psy.shop.bravadousa.com/
▶ About PSY from YG Ent.: http://ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=E&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=15
▶ PSY's Products on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/ygentertainment
▶ YG-eShop: http://www.ygeshop.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?&goodsno=962

For More Information @
http://www.facebook.com/officialpsy
http://twitter.com/psy_oppa
http://twitter.com/ygent_official
http://me2day.net/psyfive
http://www.psypark.com
App Store: http://goo.gl/l9TU6
Google Play: http://goo.gl/UiEn1

© YG Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Let's Talk About Something... Anything!

Howdy ya'll,

So I'm neglecting my blogy wogy now?
I'm sorry to my reader(s) for this delay, I've been busy with travels/school/family life you know the norm.

I don't have songs at the start and I don't have HELLO in a different language, you have to excuse me just this once, BUT I will leave you with pictures!! YAYAY I can almost hear you saying YAYAY. Let the slideshows BEGIN!

Iraqi Palm trees

Typical wall in Baghdad

Koobat Halab for Halab, Syria :( 

Deep fry the koobat of course 

Soup for Ramadan

Kletcha!!

Chai!!!

Finished the koobat! yummm!

Gamar and Teen Jam!!

I made this pizza so it's automatically really tasty :) 


Lights at night in Baghdad

Bulbul, birds on electricity lines.



Travel travel travel

DUBAI!! LOOK AT THAT CANDY TREE!

On my way to school... and look who I find :)


You must say either "MashAllah" or "That's Amazing!" to the next few photos if you like :)












Finn


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Let’s #SpreadTheLove


Halló! (Hello in Icelandic)


Airplanes - BoB & Hayley Williams of Paramore (Boyce Avenue feat. DeStorm cover)


How could you forget? It’s just once a year. It’s not like it a million dates you have to remember; just one, measly day. I swear I don’t want cakes with sixteen candles on top, or bikes or caramel cantered chocolates. I don’t want parties or painted portraits. I don’t want gatherings or trips or your puppy. I don’t want tiaras or your dresses or Prada shoes. I don’t want coloured, helium balloons or rainbow streamers or fairy floss. I don’t want money or gift cards or designer brands. I’m not hard, I swear I’m not. I’m as clear cut as a diamond. I’m an open book; what you see is what you get. I’d rather give, I swear I would. I’ve got all that I’ve ever wanted. I don’t need more. But I do want one thing that cannot be bought in any shop, store, or bazaar. It doesn’t require much effort. You don’t even have to mean it.


All I wanted was a kiss, a hug and a happy birthday. A smile that says, “Of course I remember! Of course I remembered you!”

Silly me. I thought you’d forgotten.

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Frangipanis are my favorite. Taken on an LG phone in Australia. (wayyy off topic)
coolfreeimages.net
Now this is par with topic! Hurrayy! 
                                 
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NOTE: #1: The hash tag in the title is a hash tag that I will use more often in my twitter to remind you that love isn’t expensive. #SpreadTheLove <3

NOTE #2: I’d like to thank the person who encouraged me to open a twitter account in the first place. Thank you Sazan, I love you <3 Click her name for her blogspot!!! I recommend it!! Don't forget Tasbih & Cha

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Song at the top:
I really like Boyce Avenue's music. Really Great :D

Worldwide Tour Dates Coming Soon! 

iTunes: http://iTunes.com/BoyceAvenue

Hey everyone! Here is our good friend DeStorm! This was one of our jams of 2010 and he came in and nailed the rap in his own style and with his own story. He is insanely talented and we had a blast working with him! Check out his channel!http://www.youtube.com/destorm

Produced & Directed by Alejandro & Daniel Manzano
All parts arranged by Alejandro Manzano
Original Rap lyrics by DeStorm
Lighting by Casey Brooke Lawson
Filmed by Casey Brooke Lawson & Michael Rutherford
Audio Mixed & Mastered by Adam Barber
Additional Mixing & Mastering by Alejandro & Daniel Manzano

Boyce Avenue
http://facebook.com/boyceavenue

http://twitter.com/boyceavenue

http://youtube.com/boyceavenue (Music Channel)
http://youtube.com/BoyceAvenueExtras (Vlog Channel)

DeStorm
http://www.facebook.com/destormpower

http://www.youtube.com/destorm (Main Channel)
http://www.youtube.com/destormtv (Vlog Channel)

http://www.twitter.com/destorm

Airplanes B.o.B. Hayley Williams Paramore Boyce Avenue DeStorm
airplanes b.o.b. hayley williams paramore boyce avenue destorm







Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let’s Talk About Goals

 Sveiki! (Hello in Lithuania) 



It’s one of those days when I looked in the mirror, and I realized something. Something that is, that is true, that is real, something that has always been there but I’ve pushed to the furthest reaches of my mind, chose not to bring up from my subconscious.

It’s like Michael Jackson. I knew MJ was a great artist, I’ve listen to his music constantly, but it was only when he died did I speak about him consciously. something so great as his name was left out cold in my mind.

It’s like that time when I was playing a game with my dad in grade five. It was a game where I drew a huge picture with lots of swirls and twirls, lines and dots, faces and flowers, love hearts and names. The page was filled. The game was, one of us had to add another addition to the page, and the other had to study the page and guess which doodle was added. It was my dad’s turn to add something and it took me forever to fine what was added to the page. I searched through the circles and dots and names and sketches and ever bludge on that page torn from that 1996 diary. Nothing. Turns out, it was so big, that I didn’t even notice that it was added! Again, something so  large such as MJ and my realization was left oblivious, ignorant, unaware by my conscious. I’m not going to tell you this came as a shock, because I knew these things existed, I saw them with my own eyes, they keep repeating themselves to me. But they were trapped at the back of my mind, hidden by my unconscious.

So, I should tell you what I realized before you change the page and go to another more interesting blog, not saying you shouldn’t of course, just that you should finish this first ;) SO! what is it then??
It’s my future. What will happen then. I think about my past constantly. My present is what it is; a present. But my future. What will happen? Only Allah knows, that is true, but don’t you ever wonder? I realized that I am in the eye of the storm, the turning point, the events that are happening now in my life will depend on the rest of my life. My goals, my dreams most importantly my education. I realize this and now I will make goals. Not for New Years Revolutions, but for The Start of new Year’s (That means many years, not just one year. Gettit? Cliché, I know )

  1. Finish school to the best of my extent, no excuses! 
  2. Be/Stay religious (including Fasting, Praying and Giving oh and Reading)
  3. Everyday, give someone a Smile, and a big Sara Smile not a Small Shy Sara Smile.
  4. Say Thank you sincerely, and Thank You not Thanks or Ta, although it’s all the same, but Thank You stands out more.
  5. Sorry is important too.
  6. Make everyday goals, like clean bed room or cook dinner.
  7. Find out what you want to do in 10+ years. Like in uni.
  8. BLAH BLAH
  9. Excuse my Number 8 it’s meant to be lucky in Beijing, China. Remember the 2008 Olympics? 8/8/2008? Best Opening I reckon. I’m sorry, but I didn’t enjoy the 2012 London Olympics very much. They left me saying “That’s it??!” at the end. Seriously, it was so boring! But did you see Iraq strut their stuff? I have to be honest, I didn’t see every country, as beautiful as they may be, 200 and something countries is too much for one sitting. But the African countries was fantastic with their national dress, omg. I swear, if I had that uniform, I would be too $wag for J. Bieber. Okay, ignore the last one, but the uniforms were the Fan to the Tastic! 
  10. sports.nationalpost.com
    I'm proud of lots of things like my attempt at Arabic and my Puff Pastry Meat Pie, but I really am Proud of the Iraqi Flag Holder whose name I don't know :)
  11. Go to the next or the next, next Olympics. 
Courtesy of daylife.com
Iraq 2012 London Olympics. They look great :)

That’s it. All I got right now. Any other additions to my list will be most appreciated! … If you got this far. :)

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 The song at the top is an original by the beautiful Kina Grannis. Great voice. Follow her, support her, love her. These are her links!


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