AndFarAway

A Blog from Amman, Jordan, Online Since 2004.

Month: October 2006 (Page 1 of 6)

The most desperate attempt ever at getting people to sign up

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Autumn Rhythm

Fall Colors at Jordan University

There is music in the meadows, in the air–
Autumn is here;
Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow,

—William Stanley Braithwaite, “A Lyric of Autumn” (1904)

We stopped to pick the leaves that cover the beds of grass behind the cafeteria on campus. It’s not the season for rainbows and hanging laundry- it’s the season for blowing leaves, cool autumn showers, and the crunchy sound of leaves crackling beneath feet.

Picture taken by Noori during our walk today;

SMS

11 million fricking text messages were sent in Jordan on the eve of Eid.
My God. 11 million? That’s sort of crazy, especially as the whole whopping population of Jordan is like half that number; and I didn’t send any messages so you can count one person out.

The Al-Ghad article reads, “Text messaging service (messejat) reduced the social burden on Jordanians.”

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On what love is

I don’t know if you’ve come across the Yahoo! Time Capsule yet, but if you haven’t, you have 10 days to add your memories and experiences to this experiment. I
The Time Capsule is organized around ten themes: Love, Sorrow, Anger, Faith, Beauty, Fun, Past, Hope, Now, and You. Each theme is in the form of an open-ended question: What do you love? What makes you sad? What makes you angry? What do you believe in? What’s beautiful? What’s fun? What do you remember? What is your wish? Describe your world. Who are you? People respond to these questions in five simple ways – with words, pictures, videos, sounds, and drawings.

I was so pleased when I saw Hisham’s contribution to the time capsule, under the theme “Love”.
What does he love?
:) Sweet, is that not?

Here’s my contribution to the time capsule, under the theme love:
What do I love?

So what do you love? Contribute to the time capsule and drop a link :)

Realization

Tomorrow is Sunday. NOOO! Ma beddi, ma beddi, ma beddi. A week of vacation is just Not enough.

Munk

I just discovered an artist called Loren Munk, who derives his inspirations for his paintings, photography and writings from Brooklyn. His work is absolutely brilliant- colorful, graphically rich, and very full of delicious culture.

Here’s some of his work:

 
“Art History 1”, 54” x 96”, oil on linen, 2004 – 2006


“SoHo : The Center of the Art World Universe”, oil on linen, 60” x 72”, 2005 – 2006


“Skating through the 20th Century in Art History”, oil on linen, 60” x 54”, 2004 – 2005

“Aesthetic Discomfort Chart”, oil on linen, 54” x 60”, 2005 – 2006

You can see more of his work here.

Moooo!

I woke up to find a cute little white parcel from London laying on the keyboard. My moo cards are finally here!
I can’t get over how cute they are, they’re sooo tiny, and my flickr pictures look really good on them. Definitely not for passing out, haha.

My moo cards

My moo cards

My moo cards

My moo cards

My moo cards

Yay! I'm their new best friend!

Yay! I’m their new best friend!
Here’s what moo is all about:
The web. You can’t touch it, write on it or put it on the mantle. You can’t hang it on the wall or pass it to the cutie on the bus and you certainly can’t give it to your mum for her birthday.MOO want to change all this.We dream up new products, personalised by your stuff on the web, that let you take that virtual life offline. We hope you like them.”
Sweet! I lurrrveee them!

Artvertising

artvertising

Remember the Million Dollar Homepage? Well, some folks in Amsterdam are trying to do something similar which they call Artvertising. Each tile on their building’s facade is 29×35cm and 19.99 euro per tile for the advertisement to be placed on the building for one month. Yay or nay?
For me, I think I would say yay.

Random Fact of the Day

Around this time last year, Lina made me climb a tree. For the first time in my life. 

Hipping up the Geek

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