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On February

February was for winter, February was for spring.

Jordan is quite stunning these days. Don’t spend your weekend cooped up — go out on a road trip. My favorite place in February was Qasr il Abed in Eraq il Ameer, and you can buy fresh beets from the kids there as well.

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Ancient stones scattered all over the grass in Iraq Al-Amir. The mansion, believed to have been built by Hyrcanus of Jerusalem, governor of Ammon, dates from approximately 200BC. The burial caves across from the ruins date back to the copper age. THAT’S REALLY OLD.

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Snow in our front yard

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The weekend after the snow– winter + spring + some cool symmetry

bayt got talent
Bayt.com got talent! Our legal counsel playing the qanun. How cool is that?

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Iraq al Ameer, take 2

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Snow covering Amman

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Pretty view

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Iraq al Ameer, take 3

bayt
Why DO you work?

iraq al amir

mountains
House on the hill

pine
I love the smell of pine trees

rain
Rainy day

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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

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2015: On January | On October | On February



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To Love Muath

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I’ve been worried to death about Muath since I heard about his fallen plane in late December. Yesterday’s news was one of the most horrifying moments in my life, second maybe only to my father’s death.

There isn’t much to say. I believe that violence begets violence, so I will not join the ranks of people calling for vengeance. We need to weed out extremism from our midst, and that can’t be done with violence. We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.

I’m getting really upset by the people dwelling on the details. I find it really rude and cowardly when I hear people discussing the validity of the video. I know the incident is disgusting. I know we don’t want to believe it. But we must face the truth. Muath died a horrible death to keep you safe. He died so you can go to your job in the morning, and come back home to your family at night. Don’t you forget that, and don’t you belittle that.

The Jordanian government says Muath was murdered a month ago. That means that the ISIS assholes had a whole month to add special effects to make the experience even more sadistic. Special effects don’t bring Muath back to his wife, mother, father, and to us. He’s still just as dead.

May you rest in peace, Muath. You’re a hero.

We love you.



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Best Burger in Amman, 2015

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The best burger in Amman these days is the gourmet burger at Brisket. It isn’t a cheap burger, but it’s so good it doesn’t matter. The husband/wife team really know their smokey business. Ali, chef/owner/smoker, is like Seinfeld’s soup Nazi. He cuts and spices his own beef, and you really should listen to his recommendations.

What I love about Brisket is that it’s a hole-in-the-wall. I love that you can count the menu items on one hand (brisket, burger, brisket on burger, steak, and wings). I love how involved the husband/wife team are in the business. I love their crazy working hours (7:00PM to 11:00PM).

Best. Burger. In. Amman.

Hands down.


What to try:
Personally, I like sharing half a gourmet burger and half a brisket sandwich with someone, to get the most yum factor possible. I always leave Brisket with happy birds chirping in my tummy. Ask for the homemade mayo, not always available though.
Where to find: Brisket is next to Abella Shmeisani
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrisketJordan/

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Help Jordanian filmmakers to write, produce and direct feature films

Filmmaking is a new industry in Jordan, and there aren’t enough educational institutions teaching this discipline. The RFC has been playing a major role in searching for and training talents that would be capable of narrating/expressing Jordanian stories, in addition to granting these talented filmmakers hands on experience that would enable them to work on any international film production. Subsequently, the RFC has designed a new program – the Educational Feature Film (EFF) program – that gives emerging Jordanian filmmakers a chance to tell their stories, under the supervision of mentors. The program was started in 2010 and helped produce five films, but was unfortunately suspended in 2013 due to shortage of funding.

You can support this great program by donating on Indiegogo or spreading the word around.

Support the EFF





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MENA ICT Forum is Today!

Don’t miss out on the MENA ICT Forum happening today. You can follow the hashtag on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/menaict?f=realtime&src=hash

You can take a look at the agenda here: http://www.menaictforum.com/agenda/

Some images from Twitter:


From: https://twitter.com/anoudabuhassan


From: https://twitter.com/husseinabdulah



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On September

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Amman in all its glory

9cal
Punk-tuation Day

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Found in a 1961 phonebook

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With girls from Bayt.com

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My first Happy Meal in ages, all for this cute little pony

9hashem
Night at Hashem

9office
Knafeh made fresh in the office

saber
Saber!

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



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