Tell Me a Secret: 04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Lets give it a shot!

i openned the comments section, but i found that Raed's way is very good: he never reads the comments, so i will do the same, i will just check if there is "spam" or adds etc, from time to time.
i hope this works well...

Khalid Jarrar

Are you an Iraqi?

How do verify if a person is Iraqi or not?
show him this picture and if he couldnt stop laughing then you would
know he IS Iraqi!

ps: i love and respect Kurds, my best friend is kurdsih, and he is the first one i tell all jokes i hear about kurds, and we share a good laugh:) and he tells me the jokes that kurds make about arabs too, and i beat him.

heh, no kidding, we laugh a lot at those too:)



Friday, April 29, 2005

If you Haven't got the chance to see the film that i did to CBC, the Canadian Channel (or is itt that CBC did about me?) then don't jump from the window of your flat (specially if yo live higher than the ground floor), cause a NEW & IMPROVED version ( V12, 600hp ;) will be on CBC News Sunday between 10am -12.
Prepare your popcorn, soft drinks and glasses, and enjoy it:
" A War In Words: An Iraqi Family Diary "

Saturday, April 23, 2005

I have been really busy the last two days. The brother of my friend F was killed. He had just opened his own restaurant, a small one, and he was there with many members of his family, his son and many cousins. Then three car loads of men stopped, and they wanted to kidnap him. When they couldn't they shot him, right in front of his 15 years old son, who threw a chair on them trying to defend his father. I and M. spent the last two days going from the police station to the hospital where the body is and then to the morgue and then to arrange the funeral and all... In the morgue I carried the dead guy, J. to move him from A to B, just few inches away... It was strange... his body, with all the bullet holes on his stomach, chest and head, and the blood on his cold body that stained my hand... All of it felt very strange, like a movie, and all the crying and the screaming of J.'s family didn't manage to convince me that this body was once alive.
When we wanted to move his body everyone tried to avoid touching it and to make others do it. Our bodies, that we take care of all the time, will one day be cold meat that nobody wants to touch.
All the money he made, his business, his wife and children, his possessions, none can do him any good from now on.
All that he has now are the good deeds he did to help him in the after life, and to give him a good reputation in this life.
Be ready for that day.


Thursday, April 14, 2005

Life is so short, and days go so fast.
watch your breathes, your life is made out of them, and you are losing it as each one of them goes out, this is an old saying for a Moslem scholar.
I wish we can generate more of it.
I remember myself, sitting in the class in the kindergarten.
today, we had the graduation party!
it doesn't mean that I graduated, I still have to pass the final exams, but still, we had the whole thing, the pictures, the party, I knew that we are living a day that will be categorized in my memory under " the good old days".
yesterday was the day we took the photos, wearing suits (I bought my first suit ever, heh) and standing with the dean and the head of the department and the staff, and then a small party.
today is the big party, with the DJ and all, we don't have the ceremonies that you think about when you hear about a graduation party, we don't have the big stupid hat anymore, heh, since the eighties I think, and parents rarely attend the party, its just a day when all people are dressed very very nice, and there are music and celebrations ALL over the university, everywhere, with aloooot of decorations, and many funny posters and cartoons about students, made by a selected group from each class.
and all departments compete to make their celebrations better, their decorations cool-er, their arrangements and preparations more attractive.
yes, its definitely one of the good days.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

So sorry to disappoint you!
i know you were looking for something in english, but i feel like writting in arabic today, this is a language that arabs know.
i started my blog in arabic, today, and this will be my first post.
so you'd better start those arabic lessosn you always wanted to have.

Baghdad...madeenato assalami o al 7ob, madeenato il 3ilm o il 2adab, ma 3adat kathalik.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Children 'Starving' in New Iraq BBC
Thursday 31 March 2005
Increasing numbers of children in Iraq do not have enough food to eat and more than a quarter are chronically undernourished, a UN report says.
Malnutrition rates in children under five have almost doubled since the US-led intervention - to nearly 8% by the end of last year, it says.
The report was prepared for the annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
It also expressed concern over North Korea and Sudan's Darfur province.
UN specialist on hunger Jean Ziegler, who prepared the report, blames the worsening situation in Iraq on the war led by coalition forces.
He was addressing a meeting of the 53-nation commission, the top UN rights watchdog, which is halfway through its annual six-week session.
When Saddam Hussein was overthrown, about 4% of Iraqi children under five were going hungry; now that figure has almost doubled to 8%, his report says.
Governments must recognise their extra-territorial obligations towards the right to food and should not do anything that might undermine access to it of people living outside their borders, it says.
That point is aimed clearly at the US, but Washington, which has sent a large delegation to the Human Rights Commission, declined to respond to the charges, says the BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Geneva., The World's Blog Aggregator