Progress is never a conciliation with the Norms.. Understanding is never an isolation from Cross-Borders.. and Love is never a Loneliness nor Greed..!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Princess..



Princess

Vielleicht bin ich nicht dein Märchenprinz
Vielleicht bin ich nicht deine wunderbaren Traum
Vielleicht bin ich nicht perfekt zu Ihnen passen
Aber ich kann hören, wenn Ihr Herz schlägt
Ich sehe deine Tränen lächelt
Ich spüre deine unausgesprochenen Worte

Dennoch, ich träume von Ihrem wunderbaren Funken
Die Magie des freudigen Augen
Die Segnungen, die Form deines Seins
Sie sind ein aufrichtiges Gebet des Mönchs
Die Helligkeit der Schönheit
Der Stolz einer Prinzessin

Daher kann ich nicht zurückhalten meine Leidenschaften
Können nicht kontrollieren, meine Gedanken
Kann nicht aufhören, den unmöglichen Traum
Kann nicht jemand anders zu sein
Bitte Majestät
Vergib eine Schwäche eines starken Mannes
Accept eine Entschuldigung von einem unschuldigen
Machen Sie ein Gebet für ein hilfloses
 
Princess
Maybe I am not your Prince Charming
Maybe I am not your wonderful dream
Maybe I am not perfectly match to you
But I can hear your heart beats
I can see your tearful smiles
I can feel your unspoken words
 
Nevertheless; I dream of your marvelous sparks
The magic of your joyful eyes
The blessings that molded your being
You are a sincere prayer of monk
The brightness of beauty
The Pride of a Princess
 
Therefore, I cannot hold back my passions
Cannot control my thoughts
Cannot stop the impossible dream
Cannot be someone else
Please Majesty
Forgive a weakness of a strong man
Accept an apology from an innocent
Make a prayer for a helpless

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Deadly Combination

 
Across the region from Morocco to Dhaka, during the last three years, a pattern had emerged and flagged out; justifying the failure of attempts to changes both Rulers and Roles..

There is a deadly combination in most of 3rd world countries, which hinder their potentials and waste their capabilities:
 
0.5% Wealth Tycoons +
0.5% ill-Politicians +
0.5% Fame Seekers +
0.5% Media Mongols +
0.5% Corrupt Administrators +
0.5% ill-Law Officers +
0.5% ill-Preachers +
0.5% Criminals +
0.5% Unemployed +
0.5% Stunt Youth =
100% Sustainable Uncontrollable Chaos
 


Check around how this 5% overwrites all wishes, dreams and rights of the common public..!



Bear with me:

0.5% of Wealth Tycoons; who are driven by total greed
0.5% of Politicians; who concern of their personal gains 
0.5% of Fame Seekers; who believe they are smart to be known
0.5% of Media Mongols; who only keen on their down-link rating 
0.5% of Administrators; who are corrupt and careless for public interest
0.5% of Law Guardians; who adore the power attributes
0.5% of Preachers; who use their title to master the illiterates
0.5% of Criminals; who are addicted to the ruthlessness 
0.5% of Unemployed; who have nothing else to do
0.5% of Stunt Youth; who are frustrated by their own helplessness



hahahahaaaaaa....!!!!





Monday, September 23, 2013

The Urbanity Martyrs..

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Certainly the curve of Urbanity is wider than that one of Civilization..
Civilization may scores despite the atrocities within; but Urbanity can't..
It had took the Global Urbanity all history of humanity to get where it is today..
During the time, several mighty Civilizations had been born, grown and died or practically aging towards death..
Yet the value of Global Urbanity will continue spreading, gaining influence and stamping domination..
As how many had fallen down to develop our patriotism.. as time comes to call for honoring the Urbanity Martyrs..!
 
 
In memory of the victims of the West-Gate of Nairobi..!


Ross Langdon / Elif Yavuz

September 23, 2013
 
This morning I slammed down the phone hard and burst into tears when told of Ross Langdon’s death in Kenya at the Nairobi mall. The screams that came out were guttural and intensely grief stricken.

He was a much loved local lad. He was a colleague and friend who went out into the world as an architect doing wondrous things. Yet Ross always returned to his family and cultural roots here on the Tasman Peninsula and we all took immense pride in both his architectural abilities and his very generous, positive, and loving personality. There just was no dark side to Ross that I ever saw in the twenty or so years I knew him.I would always bring up Ross as an example of how a young person — growing up in a rural setting — benefited from this closer connection to nature than could be had at the more “elite” urban schools.
 
He designed  – pro bono —  an aids hospital in Kenya. Being in his early 30′s he had already given a TED talk. In Uganda he designed and supervised a unique eco-village employing only local labour. There is much, much more. For one so relatively young, the list of achievements is long.

Let me just mention this, however: Ross was about to start on a $35 million museum centered around the earliest fossil record of humanoids walking: two adults and one child. Ironic, because equally tragic is that his partner Elif Yavuz and their unborn child (due in two weeks) were also killed in the massacre. When they visited me at Windgrove a year and a half ago, Elif had just completed a PhD at Harvard; last month she was personally visited by Bill Clinton in her role with the [Bill] Clinton Health Access Initiative based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A week ago I wrote about how talented people needed to move out of their comfort zones and get involved with changing the world before the ongoing “unraveling” tipped into the No-Return stage. For me, and a big reason for today’s grief, is that Ross and Elif symbolized the sort of people doing the Work. They were agents-of-change in the best sense.

Both had dedicated their lives to working for a peaceful world. Both had so much to offer.
Besides a personal loss for myself, this is a major global loss. This cannot be underestimated or glossed over by the political pundits who will label Ross and Elif and their unborn child as unfortunate casualties in the war on terror.

Yes, I have been punched in the stomach. Yes, I have collapsed emotionally. Yes, I am not feeling particularly happy or even “forgiving”.

But there is another Yes. And this is a bigger “yes” that says — in honour of Ross and Elif — I will eventually pick up the pieces and continue on with the sort of work they themselves were so involved in: bringing about change to a tattered world based — not on religious grounds or economic gain — just a pure love for all of humanity and the natural world.
 
 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Human Egg...!

Rare and startling film has been captured of a human egg emerging from the ovary.

Fertile women release one or more eggs every month, but until now, only fuzzy images had been recorded.

The new images were taken by accident by gynaecologist Jacques Donnez while carrying out a partial hysterectomy on a 45-year-old woman.

The release of an egg was thought to be a sudden event, but the pictures published in New Scientist magazine show it takes over 15 minutes for the translucent yellow sphere to emerge.

“The release of the oocyte (immature egg cell) from the ovary is a crucial event in human reproduction. These pictures are clearly important to better understand the mechanism,” Donnez, from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, said.

Shortly before the egg is released, enzymes break down the tissue in a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary that contains the egg. A reddish protrusion forms and then a hole appears from which the egg emerges.

The egg is surrounded by supporting cells, which protect it as it enters the Fallopian tube on its way to the uterus.

Professor Alan McNeilly, from the Medical Research Council's Human Reproduction Unit in Edinburgh, told the BBC: "It really is a fascinating insight into ovulation, and to see it in real life is an incredibly rare occurrence.

It really is a pivotal moment in the whole process, the beginnings of life in a way."

http://on.fb.me/1aus7Mg

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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Rare and startling film has been captured of a human egg emerging from the ovary.

Fertile women release one or more eggs every month, but until now, only fuzzy... images had been recorded.

The new images were taken by accident by gynaecologist Jacques Donnez while carrying out a partial hysterectomy on a 45-year-old woman.

The release of an egg was thought to be a sudden event, but the pictures published in New Scientist magazine show it takes over 15 minutes for the translucent yellow sphere to emerge.

“The release of the oocyte (immature egg cell) from the ovary is a crucial event in human reproduction. These pictures are clearly important to better understand the mechanism,” Donnez, from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, said.

Shortly before the egg is released, enzymes break down the tissue in a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary that contains the egg. A reddish protrusion forms and then a hole appears from which the egg emerges.

The egg is surrounded by supporting cells, which protect it as it enters the Fallopian tube on its way to the uterus.

Professor Alan McNeilly, from the Medical Research Council's Human Reproduction Unit in Edinburgh, told the BBC: "It really is a fascinating insight into ovulation, and to see it in real life is an incredibly rare occurrence.

It really is a pivotal moment in the whole process, the beginnings of life in a way."

http://on.fb.me/1aus7Mg

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

The UK's Most-Surprising Salaries 2013

 
Rachel Burge for CareerBuilder.co.uk    
The average UK salary is £26,462 but as you might imagine, there are plenty of jobs which pay considerably more and a lot less than that. Think you know which roles bring in the big bucks? You might be surprised...

Plumber Stories of plumbers earning six-figure salaries have been rife in recent years - but according to official figures, the average UK salary for plumbers is a more modest but healthy £27,866. However, like many sectors, much depends on the region you're working in and whether you're self employed. In London and the South East, plumbers have been known to charge up to £90 an hour. So, while £100,000 may be far-fetched in many parts of the country, self-employed city plumbers could easily earn £50,000 - making it one of the better-paid trades.

Driving jobs
Driving a bus is arguably more challenging than driving a train (given the added pressures of the road, other traffic, and having passengers to deal with), so you might be surprised to learn that bus drivers earn half of what train drivers take home. The average UK salary for bus and coach drivers is just £22,701 - compared to £44,617 for tram and train drivers.

Secretarial work
Secretaries may possess similar skills, but where they work can make a huge difference to their pay packet. While medical and legal secretarial positions pay more than the average admin job (the average UK salary is £20,474 and £18,866 respectively), it's a lot less than those working as personal assistants, who earn £24,067. Prove yourself invaluable to the big boss at a multinational organization and your PA salary could easily rise to £50,000 a year.

Book author
Get a book published and you can relax and think about retirement, right? Sadly, that's fiction. The average published author in the UK earns just £5,000 a year from writing - which is even more pitiful when you realise that many authors can take years to finish a book. Like acting, writing is a 'winner takes all' game where only the top few make the big money. J. K. Rowling may be worth a phenomenal £560 million, but she is one of the rare few.

TV starsYou might think household names on TV earn a fortune, but pay within the entertainment industry can vary hugely. Take the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing. Billed as the "real" stars of the BBC show, the likes of Brendan Cole and Ola Jordan (who work up to 14 hours a day training celebrities and choreographing dances) are paid £30,500 per series.

Not bad for three months work you might think - until you compare their salary to that of the judges, who earn £110,000 per series and veteran Bruce Forstyh, who gets £550,000. But those salaries are dwarfed by those of the judges on ITV rival the X Factor. Gary Barlow recently signed a £2 million deal, while Louis Walsh is believed to get £850,000 per series.

Prime MinisterDavid Cameron earns just £142,500 a year for running the country - a fraction of what chief executives of multi-national companies take home in salary and bonuses. Despite the PMs relatively small salary, not every one in official posts takes home a modest pay check.

According to a recent report by the Taxpayers' Alliance, as many as 2,525 council staff earn more than £100,000 while 42 local authority employees are on more than £250,000. Nearly 8,000 NHS staff were paid a six-figure salary last year - with the highest-paid executive taking home £340,000 - almost 16 times the pay of the average ward nurse, on £21,000.

Still, it's not all bad news for Mr Cameron. Gordon Brown earned £1.37m from extra work beyond his MP's duties last year, such as speeches and writing jobs, and Tony Blair's various business interests since leaving office has led some to put his net worth at about £20 million.

Salary figures are from the 2012 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings survey and Graduate Careers site Prospects.

http://msn.careerbuilder.co.uk/Article/MSN-455-Job-Search-The-UKs-most-surprising-salaries/?lr=int_ukmsn&SiteId=int_ukmsn_a455&sc_extcmp=int_ukmsn_a455
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rare Prayer

 

اللّهُمَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ الذَاتِ المُطَلْسَمِ
والغَيْبِ المُضَمْضَمِ والكَمَالِ المُكْتَتَمْ
لاهُوتِ الجَمَال ونَاسُوتِ الوُصَالْ
طَلْعَةِ الحَقِّ كَثَوبِ عَيْنِ إنْسَانِ الأزَلْ
في نَشْرِ مَنْ لَمْ يَزَل

مَنْ أقامَتْ بِهِ نَواسِيتُ الفَرقِ
في قَابِ قَوْسِهْ نَاسُوتَ الوِصَالْ
الأقْرَبِ إلىٰ طُرِقِ الحَقْ
فَصَلِّ اللّهُمَّ بِهِ فِيهِ مِنْهُ عَليه وسَلِّمْ


شعر: الإمام الأكبر محيي الدين ابن عربي

Ensemble Ibn Arabi
Chants soufis arabo-andalous (Arabo-Andalusian Sufi Songs
 
 
لا موجود بغير نظام وقانون 
الرحمن فأسأل به خبيراً
مختصره : إن كان النظم به ما لا يدرك معناه ، عقلاً وحساً معاً ، فالآحرى عدم الدوام عليه دون ايضاح وافي ممن قد أنعم المولى تعالى عليه بالعلم والفهم 
 

Ney Nava


 
 
NeyNava and Song of Compassion are two pieces by leading Persian composer Hossein AlizadehNeyNava (written 1983) is a concerto for the ney, which is the breathy Middle Eastern flute, and a Western string orchestra. It represents a meeting of East and West, not only in the instruments but in the writing: traditional Middle Eastern music does not use harmony or counterpoint but instead relies on the very complex and usually improvised development of melodic figures for its interest. In NeyNava Alizadeh has attempted to work out an explicit harmony based on the intervals of those traditional Persian figures. The experiment is an undeniable success. While the strings sound at moments like a number of Western composers -- Rimsky-Korsakoff, Vaughan Williams, and Shostakovich, to name a few -- they do not so consistently resemble any single one of them as to be accused of being derivative. And the strings dovetail with the rich timbre of the ney to create a mood that is foreboding yet large-souled. While most of the piece is on the slow and dreamy side, it closes with a movement entitled "Sufi Dance" that is more sprightly and which weaves the fascinating texture of two neys together with bold gestures from the strings. With Song of Compassion (composed in 1991) we enter a completely different sound-world. Instead of the soothing sound of the ney against the familiar background of Western strings, we are assaulted with Persian lutes, zithers, fiddles, winds, and drums. An orchestra of such instruments sounds anything but sweet and smooth, and of course that's the beauty of it. Song of Compassion was written to commemorate the victims of the 1990 earthquake in northern Iran. It's not a go-quietly-into-the-night requiem, however, but a cry of desperation, of suffering, of compassion for that suffering, switching between impassioned vocalists throughout. The third movement, for example, "Depth of Catastrophe," starts with a heartbeat-like tattoo upon the drum and builds to the male singer performing a stylized scream. In the movement "Song of Compassion" we hear what sounds like a Western tympani and a Persian tombak drum accompanying a woman's wordless song of comfort. The subtitle of Song of Compassion is "Composed for Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments of Iran." The piece features Iranian instruments, like the double-reed sorna that are rarely heard in Persian classical music, as well as instruments borrowed from Iranian Azerbaijanis, like the dayeré frame drum. The variety of instruments provides something for the ear to chew on, offsetting the fact that the pace of the piece is consistently midtempo. ~ Kurt Keefner
Ney Soloist: Jamshid Andalibi
Personnel: Djamchid Andalibi (ney).

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lebanon, Sudan and Others..!!

Lebanon: a Brain-Dead country

The Lebanese “superiority syndrome” may push them to believe that they are the smartest people on the face on this planet. It may even push them to fall victims to the anecdote that God has been so generous with them to make them the perfect country on the face of this earth, but since nothing is perfect, God gave them the worst neighbors, which is why they ended up in this worthless situation.
http://lebaneseexpatriate.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/lebanon-a-braindead-country/

 


Superiority Syndrome is not limited to Lebanon, but to most Arab Countries.. This comes in various terms, published or hidden.. Only Oman, Bahrain, Libya and Morocco had abandoned the hysterical competition.. Otherwise; all are Unique, Ideal, Mighty, Smart, Attractive, Historical, Prosperous or Rich.. This is why Arabic Spring falls apart, unable to sustain any meaningfulness..!!!

Moonfleet Eldai In Lebanon for sure there is this thing. I have experienced the condescension of their superiority so much.

As a Sudanese however do you think we suffer from this syndrome too ? Like you know our reputation as humble and simple people place as somewhere further away from Superiority Syndrome and I agree, the closest I have seen to us are teh Omanis.


Sorry my Friend.. We "unspeakingly" believe that we know better, think better, much smarter, more religious and more brave.. We care less for any social or behavioral or protocol or fashion trends if not ours.. We ignore and never try to understand why a husband and wife should walk shoulder to shoulder.. We have our choice of colors (sharp), Arabic tongue (non-understandable by native Arabs), destinations (always do prayers to the east) and definitions (Marxism doesn't violate Islam)..

We nomad-alike hide our ego and contradictions under thick layers of good village-manners and un-urban faithfulness.. When Urbanity stormed our lives in 1980th, an illiterate money broker married a lawyer-daughter of Chief Justice..!! When politics ruled, a proud Janjaweed Leader sold his daughter to Dibi of Chad for $24 mln.. Yet we claim manly, honorable and non-materialistic..

However, Malaysians and Sudanese behave alike, never tell the other what we truly think or feel; therefore we both are always decent, lovable and trustworthy.. yet hardly innovative or reliable for progressive accomplishments..!!!
We are resistant to integral and comprehensive change..
Sorry buddy; you had just triggered my heartache, and others' curses...!!


If Robert Fisk had described Lebanon as a Rolls Royce with "Square" tires.. Sudan is another with no tires..!!

Moonfleet Eldai Hahahaha uncle Adil, that heartache, not at all. I see that most of the folks from my generation and perhaps even including myself, we are not very nationalistic or particularly proud of Sudan at this time, but perhaps rather more fond of the times the elder generations are reminiscent of. Today the Sudanese diaspora is widely spread around, my inquisitive mind shows me patterns of behavior and value systems that are very distinct between inland and offshore Sudanese. That was striking when I was doing my studies, the folks coming from Sudan were kind of totally different than us in their approach to life and studies.

It will be great to see a comparative dialog/research done in Sudanese migration and integration world-wide.

If we don't tell the others what we truly think or feel that doesn't put us on the same wagon, remember, you have to utter it in order to be incriminated or exonerated, if it was kept within yourself that doesn't


Jehad Makhoul Despite all statistics Lebanon remains the most intriguing country in the whole of the middle east. With limited resources and huge differences among its people, Lebanese manage their way to dazzle worldwide! No other country in the whole world with such limited resources could have endured thirty five years of civil war, occupation by Palestinians, Syrians and Israelis and remained intact. With a barely equipped army and police force, limited financial resources and many differences, Lebanon stands and the Lebanese create their own opportunities and mostly excel! Yes it is intriguing.

Most of the people of my generation and the older, were simply noisy.. Big mouths and words rather than deeds.. Twisted concepts, imaginary patriotism, paradoxical practices and great schizophrenia.. The contradictions between our factual national chronicles and the idealistic national struggles, as given in historical and geopolitics tales..

Yet, my generation had managed to make bigger banners and appealing slogans, as if they had done and achieved the unthinkable; while they had done nothing in any decent analysis..!!

The development we had delivered were product of industrialization rather than planning.. The high ratings were resultant of humble demands, cheap resources, and non-stressfulness.. Regretfully, across the 3rd world (including Sudan and other Arabs) no fair assessment was made to critic the baseless claims of achievement..
By definition; Achievement is confrontation against seizure or stress.. We had got our independence by a signature of Nasser, not by our blood.. This is where our own patriotic history is fake and false.. yet, nice songs to repeat..!!

Both Generation Z and Millennia are not nationalistic by definition; while strive in their endeavor for quality and recognition to upgrade their nations are 1st intakes.. Patriotism has now different meaning and taste all together.. This is not Sudanese, but inevitably global..

I had called, and subsequentially abandoned political activism, for practical code of politics rather than demonstration and publications (which by definition trigger great enthusiasm by playing hide & seek with authorities).. Predicting the Diaspora to be the password for the future and the good governance..

Therefore, I fully feel, understand and endorse your words.. Good Luck

Moonfleet Eldai Your words put things in a excellent luminance.

The brilliance of Lebanese culture and people is notable, except for who are more affectionate with the Lebanese downtown-girls.. Maybe our shallow chronicles had only traced some few media and entertainment persons.. The great bloc of Lebanese pioneer technology, academics and management; with exceptional professionalism and efficiency..

Challenges of resources, war and politics had created a culture of opportunists, which had put the normal wrongdoings on loudspeakers.. Regional and global politics had turned the atmosphere into hatred and bigotry, deepening cult and sectarian differences and divides..

The Lantern of Levant lost most of its candles.. Yet; Lebanese are unique, with a distinct heritage of their own; which only became a bloody burden when affiliated to the others..!!

It was my dream to retire some where; overlooking the Lebanese Mediterranean..