Monday, 31 December 2007

"a memory from a dream"

Dancing Bears
Painted Wings
Things I almost remember
And a song someone sings,
Once Upon A December

Someone holds me safe and warm
Horses prance through a silver storm
Figures dancing gracefully
Across my memory

Far away,
Long ago,
Glowing dim as an ember,
Things my heart
Used to know
Things it yearns to remember,

And a song someone sings,
Once Upon A December


The 53 Places to Go to in 2008

[check out number 32]

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Art Agenda

Event: Architectural Photography Exhibition
Holders: Art & Design Department, KU
Location: Dar AL Athar AL-Islamiyah, Historic American Hospital
Gulf Road (Near Parliment)
Date: 2 Jan. 2008 [3 Jan.-12 Jan.]
Time:6:00 PM

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Beautiful Day !

عوض دوخي
أغدا ألقاك

أنا لحبيبي-لا تسألوني ما اسمه حبيبي


Bernard Tschumi, Architecture and Disjunction

Tuesday, 25 December 2007


December 2007

Years are nicely put
Number after number
I can’t recall any mess in count
Today I missed a meeting
But the following year is a common sense
I forgot to set my alarm
Which day is it?
What time is it over there?
It’s 9:45 over here!
But the following number
Orderly follows
Until next year

ديسمبر ٢٠٠٧

سنة الألحان المتداخلة 
و الأسماء
تراكمت عوالمي 
و أدركت معنى المكان
و كيف أنه يفوق الزمان
في أحيان

سفينة نوح أخبريني
و كيف أغويت الطبيعة؟
عنك لما استهويت الطوفان
عن الشطآن تشرب البحر 
في ذل مرسى
آملة بلذيذ الذل الذي لا ينسى
أيا طوفان ما أنت أرديت البيادي زائرا
والرمل لم يشرب مالحا عطشا
في الكون دوما ما يلي
و بعدها حتما يختفي

Monday, 24 December 2007

Art Agenda

Dar Al-Athar al-Islamiyyah
Cordially invites you to a Musical event

Gala Opera Night
(with Guest artists from Uzbekistan)


Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday, 22 December 2007


مبارك عليكم دورة الهوا شمال
و المطرة الزينة
اللي عسى تاليها ديمة



Thursday, 20 December 2007

A University Without Charges!

Kuwait University has a reward for the rare academic studies such as mechanical engineering and medicine to encourage students to assign in them. In 1997 the department of architecture was established. it has very limited spaces and facilities compared to what is required but it functioned after all, and to compensate with the departments shortage of needed supplies. the university committee offered 300 KD per season for each student to manage his/her financial issues. 
100 KD is another financial offer by the university as a  social support, which the students can take according to an application they fill about their personal status.
However, since last year, there was a lot of moving forces "appeared to be" driven from the students association towards offering the 100 KD to everybody, and -if I'm not mistaken- followed the civil denied demand from the government to cover all their loans. 
and just recently, we heard of a new slogan: "A university without charges!". every student now goes home with good income compared to the effort of studying, and no thought whatsoever about how many more important things we need as students for a better flow to achieve what we plan to do. the biggest achievement in Khaldiya (the engineering campus) for example is a new fence around the university to stay secure from any student in holidays. another achievement is erecting a new expansion floor to allow more space -i think- to the department of architecture, which is something i really do appreciate. yet it is a very slow process compared to the fence and the financial offers to the students, which was fast enough to exceed ,also, the time was taken to convince the university in offering the department of architecture financial support due to the vast amount of money we pay from the students pocket money because of the lack of enough workshops and materials in which they made us collect all our payment bills and give to them as if we ask for charity.
i understand that just giving us money is a faster solution to make us satisfied, but we are not responsible to make the university a better place when the money is transferred to our accounts. besides it won't take a lot of effort to make it so by the enormous number of employees enjoying their buffets or checking their emails in their time of work. 

Monday, 17 December 2007

Bad Day

Daniel Powter

i hope everyone smile to everyone, react positive, open their hearts to the geographies of community, and produce at the end of the day.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Sunday, 9 December 2007


© Cartier
Panther Brooch
$1.1 million

Friday, 7 December 2007

Dedicated to arch.Dalal Senior

[Dec. 2007]

a typical unusual confession
by the room i never entered
nor wanted to
in a place i would rather be forced to go
and unfortunately, i got a choice
words play smart around silence
disturbed reactions
spontaneous acts
loosing the nomadic soul
'why' is now taking over 'what'
the beauty of questioning
  is hard to find sense
  is hard to live with
simply asked, wasn't it?
but that i saw the shadows on the ground
and saw the dust after rain
  i saw the hatred of matter
  i saw theories controlling the private layers of me
  i saw my layers becoming private to avoid the controlling theories
and i simply asked:
why should we live with each other?

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Beautiful Healing

(قد أتاك يعتذر - طيري يا طيارة - علموني ملاك)


I realized that while I was walking to my class where I had a presentation for thesis, it was possible for me to find it coz it was just fallen, but I had to get prepared as well for some missing points that I had to add until my turn will come. I decided to let go searching for my brooch and just get my work done. although it was a gift from a very dear friend.

I attended, and heard all the presentations but couldn't involve in any discussion, for i was sooverly  occupied. UNTIL the presentation that comes before mine had finished, when our Doctor stood up and told us that we can have the next four students for the next class.

-Numerical: zero
-Literal: empty handed

[I've traced my path from my car to the department of architecture, with no result]

I will search one more time when the college is quiet_and hopefully (...)

Monday, 3 December 2007


I've noticed that only in architectural comics, there is nothing exagurated.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Laws of DIStraction

Update: when i showed this illustration to my friends in architecture, they [ehm..ehm] we were seriously discussing those possibilities, coming up with reasons for each proposal.