Friday, June 29, 2012

Let's Talk About Woman

אַ גוט יאָר! (Hello in Yiddish) 




 
What do woman want? What do ladies want? What do سيدات want? What do 女士 want? What do damers want?  
Nothing really, just for someone to say ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today’ or even give her a smile bigger than the smiley man. Sometimes that is all ladies want and NEED! 

Why this topic for this post? Yesterday, a beautiful lady was happy talking on Skype. Then she suddenly turned and became sad. Not exactly angry, not talkative but sad; the type of sad ladies get when they say "why do I bother..." It was her birthday.

Why do you bother, oh beautiful lady?
 Why do you bother putting the same perfume that they said they liked, even if you didn't like it? 
Why do you bother telling them you failed knowing they would get disappointed, and then tell them you are only joking to make them feel so happy, happier than before? 
Why when the whole table is laughing at the same joke that someone else said, you give them a smile and not to the joker? 
Why do you bother combing your hair 2000 times a day? 
Why do you bother making two cups of tea when you know they don't like tea and even when it goes cold you call them again to COME and DRINK! 
Lol ok not the last one but you get the picture, right?

Why? because woman want someone to say ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today?’ or even a smile that is bigger than the smiley man. Try your hardest to give a wide smile because if you've seen the smiley man... WOW! He sure can smile from ear to ear! 

A flower for that girl who begged for me to buy chewing gum that hot Baghdad day. 5atya.

You know I'm not talking about a teenage crush because that is not what I am writing about. I am not writing about a certain someone and I am certainly not writing about myself. I am writing for all females of all shapes and sizes no matter where in the world. 

So, if you are a male, go tell your mum ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today?’ or even a smile that is bigger than the smiley man. Or tell your auntie, grandmother, sister, step-sister, niece, female cousin, your mum’s female cousins, your dad’s female cousins, your female friends, someone who you know that is a girl and you haven’t talk to in a while and tell them ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today?’ or even a smile that is bigger than the smiley man.

Cliché? I know, maybe if you haven't said ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today?’ or even given a smile that is bigger than the smiley man to someone special before it would be cliché to you. But hay! At the end of the day it's your choice really. The world is still going to turn even if you don't say You-Know-What to the whole female population, but will your world turn?
 
WHO used to clean you, cloth you, send you to school, pack your lunch, teach you at home, cook, make sandwiches, smiles at your stupid jokes and all those other cliché things? Chances are it’s a lady. But, of course, men play a big part in everyone’s lives; after all, they're the ones who pay for everything ;) ALSO they are like coconut. The outside is hard and annoying and steriotypicly unapprochable but the inside is nice and other stuff. BUT men also want girls to say ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today?’ or even given a smile that is bigger than the smiley man to them too! Girls, are you reading?! good, I am glad :)

Now before you go thinking that is definatly what woman want, DON'T. That is not EVERYTHING woman want. Although they'd be wanting other things, at the end of the day, they'd be needing a ‘thank you’ or ‘happy birthday’ or ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘how are you feeling today’ or even a smile that is bigger than the smiley man. But that's not EVERYTHING. :)

I feel like a broken record... :) 


The song at the top is a cover which is 1 in a million! I have looked everywhere for a cover and when I found this I swear I hit the jack pot! Great voices, great song, great team work great EVERYTHING! I recommend and urge you to subscribe to their channels for your own entertainment :) Enjoy :)






Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let's Talk Photography

Ahoj! (Hello in Czech)

I take lots of pictures nearly everyday of my life (literally). But I just keep them stored on my computer and never really LOOK at them. Here is my chance to shine with my great photography!! Enjoy :)

 




This is the Cornesh. Tigris River. Taken from my dad's Iphone. 2012

I took this picture near the Tigris River. This was for my photography class hence the text. 2012

Tigris River again. 2012


Drive to Mansur, Baghdad. 2011

Mum took this in the plane of the Tigris River in 2008.



Man wearing traditional South Iraqi clothing in Emsayab, Hila. 2011

Tigris River ... again.

I took this on the plane of the airport in Baghdad, 2011


This is ... wait for it... Tigris River!! Bet you didn't see that coming ;) 2012

I love this dirt covered flower. We've been through a lot together... 2012


Neighbourhood carpenter. Notice the electricity lines. 2012


I think every Iraqi household has this type of swing. 2012


The legendary muwalida. It was off at the time, I know this because if it was on, there would be water spilling onto the road.

Beautiful house in Baghdad 2012

Beautiful rubbish right in front of beautiful house in Baghdad. 2012.


Flowers from garden. 2012

I feel like we're eating a garden... :) 2012

Shar3 Mutanabbi. شارع المتنبي. This street is named after the 10th century classical Iraqi poet Al-Mutanabbi.

Shanashel in Rasheed Street.

Old Iraqi Money in Mutanabbi street.



You can't escape the power lines in Baghdad.



Mutanabbi street is a historical street known for its book stalls both out door and indoor.

Every book you can think of.


Not only books, but food, stationary, tourists and much more in this legendary street!

Interviews from T.V stations is normal here. People taking pictures everywhere.





This is in You-Know-Where. Yes, Tigris River.

I take pretty good pictures of Tigris River, but the true is, it is filthy with bottles and even plastic bags! Fish, scorpions, frogs and other animals get stuck and die due to the infected waters. Sad really.
Iraqi fishers on the banks of Tigris River.





Rubi, The Lebanese Drama on MBC4. We watch it so much, that I think she is apart of our family now.



The song that I have on the top is one of the greatest (in my opinion) Iraqi song of all time. Enjoy it please. I don't have any links this time, not sure if Nazem El-Ghazali has a facebook, twitter, tumblr or YouTube channel. :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Talk Arabic

 Hej! (Hello in Swedish)





Every time I go to a new place, I take my camera and just take pictures of whatever my eyes see. 

Today, I feel like writing in Arabic, although I'm not very good at Arabic. I apologise to my English readers, can you Google translate this? :)
اني عراقيه. اني عندي كاميره, و اني استعمله.
اني عندي درس مال صوار. اني اعيش في بغداد, فى اصور بيتي



هايه الصوره مال نخله يم بيتي. كانت اكو عجى. كلينه سمك. بس مانكدر نتنفس ليعن الجو كوله تراب
يالله شنسوي؟ سحلوحه و حيتا تتسحا



هاثه ال كورنيش مالتنه. دجله. حلو مو؟

Okay, that took me forever to write! I'm sure that I have many typos and words which don't make sense. I'm not great at Arabic, but I'll get there... eventually. Let's face it; my English spelling isn't too posh either! If you read my other posts, you would notice typos and words which don't make sense because I made them up :)

 This cover of Just a Dream by Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie and Kurt originally by Nelly, FANTASTIC! Really, I recommend you check out their stuff! I love covers like this but the other covers that I found on their channels will surely blow your mind, like my mind did just then: p
 
CHRISTINA