Monday, 31 March 2008

Saturday, 29 March 2008


Chapter One: History
Chapter Two: Realization
Chapter Three: Intentions
Chapter Four: Action
[I bought a new car]

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Dear Weather,

We were working, and suddenly shocked by the outdoors! The red sky today was such an event!


Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Luis Bunuel

If you're interested in cinema this is a really nice documentary about Luis Bunuel, a Spanish filmmaker who established his major work in Mexico and France. I like the way he presents his characters and it gave me a view on how a film back then is expressed and considered.

Language: French [English subtitle]
Length: 37 min.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

4th day on this!

Constructing a full resolution map of Kuwait City, and it is burning my time like hell. I do it by saving zoomed in images from Google Earth and place them next to each other like a puzzle. I am sitting still doing it while thinking of all the other stuff i have to do. pray for me to finish!

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Change: Changed: Changing: Changes

We had a movement project in photography class, and I thought of going to the theater, I set the shutter speed on 30 seconds and directed my lens towards the audience while they were getting in. This room is actually full, but they appear as ghosts as they move. The only one was shown is the one who was sitting on the closest chair to me.

There is a very common saying in Kuwait: "may god never changes our state", we usually say it when we're satisfied with our life. A second thought came to mind after being through a lot, that yes I have changed, but I am not regretting it! I have changed and I am still changing. I think the state I am explaining is perfectly demonstrated in this photo experiment. people don't like it when you change because they can't see clearly who you are, their relief is when you settle even if you're not doing a lot in the static state. In the static state -as in the photo: sitting- they can call you a name, you think it is yours, afterwards you realize -or not- that they call you with the number of your chair.

Why it is shameful for a person to change his/her mind? it is natural. And humans are the paradoxical statement of nature. Unfortunately.

Another insensible idiom of change, that it has a single critical point. A moment of either, or. Then in your whole life you have lived two states, I think he or she only changed their chair.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Sunday, 16 March 2008

singing out streets

Edith Piaf, Paris

Um Kalthum, Cairo

These voices speak the streets of their cities, their environment, it's not about the words they sing, it is everything together even the audience count. listening to them is like sitting in a place, a lively moment it cannot be something other than you imagined, very specific moment, vivid and amazingly structured. you can construct the details of the place it takes you to. and it is definitely a place, no, not a space at all.
Having this perspective drives you to think more of what a space in music should be, i always thought it is jazz, but now i am also believing it to be cultural songs performed by many people, it starts to take you from a place to another, from a state to another. you cannot imagine or be indulged in one particular place when listening to them.

it shows you possibilities of motions, examples of life, musically expressed, without words, the words if exist, are not as dominant as the way people dance or perceive the song. you can notice in the jazz how the performance is directed to express. Thus, as i see it, the beauty of a place is highly shown in the sound of voice, while the beauty of space is expressed by the movement of performers.
groups and solos, can tell alot about the state we get into when we listen to music, or watch a musical performance.

Saturday, 15 March 2008


2001: sometimes I feel like I’m not from these periods of years, I am made to born for another style of living, and then I say that I am made to refresh the past with my way of creating.

2003-Aug: watching “Frida” in the way to London.. We’re always alone in pain, Paint comes from Pain.
Those who aren’t reading books are the stars of those books, by just being themselves ,by trying & training to ride life in their own way & by feeling the pain of these experiences.
I don’t know which is more comfortable, departing or landing –if we presume safety for both- .. No, departing stands forever with a possibility of a bad landing .. I think I’ll get along with landing after a successful flying because landing means knowing the truth & reality, even if it’s in the end of the journey.

2004-Sep: the most stupid thing I hate about people when they say things, & mean another & they expect us to understand!

2004-Oct: if you depend on what you see you will never end up with satisfaction, but depending on what you feel towards what you see is what matters.
Darkness isn’t our fear, our fear is brightness! Light may harm your eyes then you can’t see it. Your eyes could be perfect, but perfection isn’t a thing we have in mean life. Then light is a thing that we need & use but when it comes to be our aim or seen, it’s going to be harmful, so just a little guidance by its reflection preview would be enough. Unless you are in love with light then no matter how harm it may be.

We give value for things, I keep recalling it.
It was a great deal what I saw in my life, but yet nothing..
He is right, I felt that I want to laugh when I saw my writings before.. but I kept it inside because I know that I shouldn’t blame myself, it was another time, & maybe it was a better one, who knows!
I am not in love with my work, I am fascinated with how they vary with time it’s not about practicing nor time, it’s about expressing & our definition for it, ourselves & our existence “Humanity” in which life taught me about its beauty.
Humanity that I always saw it ugly but it’s not, even life is still struggling with this fact!

Life taught me the great difference between knowing & understanding, in which their substances contain a completely different subjects as their titles are.
The lack of creativity, happened because “The sense of Wonder” has been redefined for lots of people as “The SIN of Wonder”.

“I tried to picture you & this is what I see, a young boy who’s strong & bright, a boy filled with curiosity about life, a boy who isn’t afraid to learn from his mistakes.”
__Seven Years In Tibet

In this vacation I learned what does “Seven Years (talk) In Tibet” means.

Feb 2006:
So come along my rhyme mate
under the sky of fate
above the "so many" state
to fly,
without a try

for our names are just a lie,

for the sake of being
if the soul should not dry
lets fly

14th Feb 2007:
Since we got here (Boston), it was a clear weather cold and sometimes windy but always sunny
I used to believe that love is white, i always end letters to my friends as "with white love". Now this belief has set its physics.

In the day of love, everything "covered" with white. very vivid! very disturbing to the eyes and a big phenomenon that should be described as a condition. Very dangerous to walk on many people trying to reduce it with salt and mud. and another one is trying to push it to sides where it is safer to remain.
Everything is covered with white.
people are trying to send messages.. traces of maps.. many pathways.. the sufficient love letters..
are trying to reveal intentions, but covered after a minute, with layers of white grounds. the special creation of ground. the outer creation of land.
Love performance, is the whiteness of covering, and the nobelty of its appearance.

and the trees are standing in their strongest state for their exam, to be handled.

the structure of the tree is astonishingly respectable when you look, from the darker sides of the river to check the snow storm you can't believe the calmness of the trees that are barely moving. when i saw the trees i wondered, because with its white background it's shown how similar it was to many other things in nature.

[I found this in my documents, I think there were some days when I was digitalizing my diaries, yet remained incomplete. these bits and pieces reveal parts of a person’s line of thought. we always tend to believe we are the same and our thoughts are only slightly changing, until you become shocked by lots of layers went over a single perspective.]

Thursday, 13 March 2008

I am

I have very few things to say as I am working in my room at the KU all day, but I will be here, i may write stories, letters or thoughts, I don't know but there will be sure a language.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008


General Subject: Sustainability.

Take your copy from:

- The Department of Architecture-Khaldiyah 5Kh 1st floor-Kuwait University.
- Caribou Coffee
- Sultan Gallery
- Dar Alfunoon
- National Museum of Kuwiait
- Boushehri Photography Shop
- Bait Lothan
- Dar noor
- Iris Gallery
- Masafa Designers