AndFarAway

A Blog from Amman, Jordan, Online Since 2004.

Month: May 2015

Keep Makan’s Doors Open

Makan is one of my favorite spaces in Jordan.

Help keep their doors open by supporting them on Zoomall.

Happy Independence Day, Jordan

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Happy Independence Day, Jordan. This is the Jordan of my childhood… Pink oleanders, vast blue skies, and expansive hills that we always used to run down. Scraped elbows and knees, a crisp morning breeze, and the sound of the cotton candy man’s whistle. May you remain stable, safe, and sound, and give our children the same beautiful memories you gave us. May you strive and prosper, and give us all the life we want.

Happy Independence Day!

Come visit Jordan this summer

Why is modern art bad?

That’s not my question, of course. Me? I love modern art, thank you very much. I love it so much that my favorite three artists of all time are all the “bad modern type” type:

Marcel DuChamp

Picassso

Andy Warhol <3

The question was posed by a person who I guess is a professor, and I’m sharing it because I love having this debate with people.

What I really think?

With this kind of thought-policing, this professor should move to Jordan.

He’ll feel right at home.

A Beautiful Sunset

Sometimes, I trip when I think of how the sun is always the same, where it’s in the deserts of Jordan, the jungles of Chile, or icy Antarctica. That people with very different realities share my night sky. It’s a big world, full of different people, doing different thing, watching the same sun set.

Now look at picture above. It’s the same sun. Our sun. Except that that’s a picture of a sunset no where on Earth.

It’s a sunset on Mars.

Taken by Curiosity, via BB

What do you do when you’re a person who hates sound?

I hate sound. I’ve hated sound since I was a kid, but the horrible part is that as I grow older, I’m becoming more and more sensitive to sound. And I’m not even 30 yet!

I’m always on edge, and the smallest sounds feel like someone is consistently scraping a million nails against a chalkboard plastered over every surface of my body.

What do you do when you’re a person who hates a fact of life? I think this is how people become serial killers.

Five-year-old boy’s incredible Bruce Lee nunchaku demo

This is the most impressive thing I’ve seen in ages.

via bb

On April

April

Rain

Weibdeh is Gorgeous

Road

Big Bang Earrings

Nato

Rainbow

You are Here

Rami

At the Toffimelt Kitchen

Andy

Thai Soup

Terrace

Lovelies

Toffimelt at Cosmo

Pictorial Archive of Life

2007: On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2008: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | On August On September | On October | On November

2009: On July  | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2010: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | A Captioned July An UnCaptioned August  | On September  | On October | On November | On December

2011: On January  |  On February   |   On March   |  On April  |  On May  |   On July

2012: On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2013: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2014: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2015: On January | On October | On February | On March | On April

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