- Since Japanese people eat a lot of beans (ademame, pinto beans, soy beans) can we call them beaners? Or is that term reserved only for Latinos?
- Why do Indians take the whole family to the public library? I mean the grandparents, parents, kids, and babies in strollers. Is that their form of a day out?
- Why do Arabs call everyone cousin, حبيبي ، dude? I mean really, stop that crap!
- Arabs are the the coffee shop / liquor store mafia, yet they all buy their goods separately
- Why do Asians monopolize the barber shop business? want cut hair? sis dala (say it with a Chinese accent!)
- Why do Mexicans drive early 1990's Honda Accord or late 1990's Saturn SC1. If not, it is most likely a truck.
- I once saw a Latino guy driving a Honda civic hatchback with an AMG emblem on the back
- Why do Indians always smell like curry? I know they're smart and all that, but come on. A shower won't wipe out your intelligence. Or, stop cooking in the bedroom for Ram's sake.
You're Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!
by Mark Twain
With an affinity for floating down the river, you see things in black
and white. The world is strange and new to you and the more you learn about it, the less
it makes sense. You probably speak with an accent and others have a hard time
understanding you and an even harder time taking you seriously. Nevertheless, your
adventurous spirit is admirable. You really like straw hats.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Although I don't think I like straw hats nor that my accent is that obvious, I love that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was used to describe me!
You would understand were I come from if you opened your mind just a tiny bit and took in the principles of free speech for one second. Once they are in, you would realize how easy it is to live in this world. How relaxed you would become facing what ever is being thrown at you. For if you had the tiniest self esteem and security, you would shrug it off and react in a civilized manner that would raise your profile and would earn you respect.
Now, be it mab3oos or not so much, I have been putting into words what has been merely sparks of thoughts in my head. You too have the same. But, you choose to suppress it and be more politically correct. You choose to be liked in a way that is based on lies. period.
The pseudonym mab3oos was chosen only because it was a catchy one. However, my blogging has adapted to it and grew into the meaning behind it. But, another fact has greatly influenced the topics I choose and the way I write. I left Jordan as a teenager and haven't really kept up with the happenings of the country and the societal developments that have taken place nor have I changed my "Jordanian" behavior to reflect that I have gotten older and, therefore, I should act more mature. It seems that, when I talk about Jordanian and other Arab-related topics, I am stuck in the personality of that teenage kid whom wasn't let to grow up Jordanian and got a late, very late, start livin' it Americana. So, yes, I am a mess. Deal with it, suckers.
I am 100% sure that when interviewed, Jordanians do not speak in formal Arabic, nor do they excessively praise the royal family and government. But, you always read what is very obvious as a kiss ass piece of what the journalist is trying to pass as journalism, when it couldn't be any further.
اشكر الله عز وجل(موسى مسيحي) على كرمه ومكارم الهاشميين التي تنضب ابدا وانا عاجز عن ايجاد الكلمات(عاجز بس حكى نص ساعة) التي تليق بهذا المقام لاعبر عن تقديري وشكري وافتخاري وامتناني لعميد الاسرة الهاشمية جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني لقليدي هذا الوسام الذي اعتبره ارث لي ولمن بعدي .
وقال حجازين في تصريح لالراي ان هذا التكريم هو تكريم للحركة الفنية وللمسيرة الفنية في الاردن ولاسرتي وجمهوري .
كما قال ان هذا الوسام سيظل معلقا على صدري ما حييت(حتى لمّا يروح ينام) لانني اشتم فيه لون الحصاد وطعم الحلم .(how do you smell colors is beyond me)
واتقدم بالشكر الجزيل لجلالة مليكنا وارفع لجلالتة اسمى التهاني بعيد الاستقلال للوطن الغالي والتراب الطهور.
وقال ان تكريم جلالته لكوكبة من رواد العطاء هو دافع لان يكون الانسان فخورا باردنيته ومليكه وان يعمل دائما لرفعة البلد الخير المعطاء ، بلد السلام والاطمئنان
Or is she still writing one of her very long post?
Tinkerbella, even though your blog was taken away from your fans, they still miss you!
I miss my incompetent College professors. Oh, have I already blogged about my very red socks?
Amman rocks. Damascus is better. Kuwait city is Awesome, Beirut بتجنّن
Let me show you how to calculate your intake of falafel as in F(X)= 2X+7H(3B-S)
where: X=falafel, H=Hummus, B=Bread, and S= Shai
انا عن جدّ بلشت اهلوِس
يقطع الخلفة و يومها
Arrival of the iPhone in Jordan: Count down
قصة إختراع المهباش+مقابلة مع سويلم تبع دق المهباش يا سويلم
How to divulge of your emotions in a manly way. Next, why do women shave: a scientific approach.
I miss Topper so much. Bob has been boring lately. OMG!!
Jordan to host the International Wind Energy Forum. Inside Head: ( واللهِ إنكم شعب هامل )
انا حفرتل وإللّي مش عاجبه يدق راسه بالحيط
Oh Crap, I am wasting my time with these patients, while I could have been blogging about ManU's win
في حواليكوا واحد سلطي؟ بدّي أفِش غلّي
Rani the Brainy
Ok, I talked about traffic to my blog and the Jordanian soccer in off season. What the hell do you talk about now?
مروان--إسمي يتحدّر من صخر، إسمي مروان
بائع الحلوى المكشوفة
الطفل الذي أدخل مسمار في إبريز الكهرباء
زيد و عمرو
عدنان و لينا
The details as released by the publicists say the cake will be provided by ( مخابز جواد ) and a dinner ُof "منسف أردني "تبع أيّام زمان. However, sources tell mab3oosNN that the couple have expedited their plans due to the law 340 of the Jordanian civil code.
stay tuned for a video and photos of the occasion. Only on mab3oosNN.
يضحك و بيده المنشار
قلت لعمّي عندّي لعبة
إصنعلي بيتا للعبة
هزّ الرأس و قال
أنا أهوا الأطفال
بعد قليلا عدت إليه
سواه عمّي منصور
أحلى من بيت العصفور
this was a نشيدة in the second grade Arabic language textbook in Jordanian public schools in the late 19-eighties as good as my memory was able to retrieve.
Upcoming next: لولو جاع ( LoLo got hungry)
I thought the previous title was inappropriate.
A really cool way to search and view images. The view looks like a 3D slide show. Impressive!
Both extensions for Firefox highlight phone numbers on web pages and all you need to do is click the numbers to start a phone call.
With cooliris, you don't need to visit a link (web page) to view it's content. Only mouse over the link and a nice soft window will appear showing the actual page.
Do you use more than one computer? Perhaps at home and another at work? Then, Foxmark will synchronize your bookmarks between the two!
Not rocket science, but a convenient way to display times in different locations utilizing the empty space at the bottom edge of your browser.
Today I am not mab3oos. So, those that usually piss me off have the day off. Don't get too comfortable though!
Moey: I am sick of this planet, I am going to look for another one.
next day: check out my secondlife profile!!
360East: I have to figure out how to get out of the 19-nineties
Qwaider: Blog about Somalia day, July 13th.
Theme to be " remember the موز "
Mohanned: صالح القلاب and another scholarly refereed article.
Asoom: I lost 15 pounds on the flight to Jordan. Wow, I fit into a medragah.
(if you're a Jordanian and don't know what a medragah is, get the @#$% out of my blog)
ASKAdenia: . هاتلك سيجارة على هالخبرية تسك تسك تسك ، هاظا انا لسّاتني مفصوم
آفاق علمية: طفل أردني يخترع عجل، يسميه دحريجة
H.A.N.I 101: another seven posts compressed into one
MQabbani: ما عاد فيني طيء هايدا الجو في عمان
محمد عمر: إنشاالله يكون روّق @#$%^&*(#$%^&*(@#$%^&*( و تفوووووووه على هيك أمة
The Black Iris: way too much respect to defame this one
(yes I have self imposed limits, shut the hell up)
مرصد الاردن: أنا إللّي مش فاهمه، إيش إللّي مقعدني بهالبلد الهامل
Moey, you are ugly. I like the idea very much. But, please find someone else (or elseh) to be video-taped. Or , better yet, have your videos as average Jordanians answering questions with subtitles, if they don't speak English.
So, who is actually running the country?
There is talk in Jordan of ~20 families and personalities that are essentially the decision makers in the kingdom in terms of what business deals take place, who is allowed to import/export what, who is allowed to compete, what gets privatized, and how efficient (or in-) government owned assets let to become, and how much information actually reaches the average Jordanian. I am talking about those names that عبد الرحيم ملحس coined the term حيتان in describing.
Who do you have in Mind?