Archive for June, 2009

We Are All Jordan Youth Commission

Yesterday, I participated in anti-drug procession in Amman. I went with the Karak Branch of the commission. It was a nice experience.

It was my first time to enter into a basketball buidling/stadium/??? It is Prince Hamzeh Basketball in Amman

Tomorrow, first real day in university.

Swine flu in Jordan, did it reach Smakieh?

During the previous days, we heard news about cases of Swine flu in Jordan. Most of the cases, however, were of people who came to Jordan from USA or whatever foregin country.

My village, Smakieh, is surrounded by Pigs farms. One of which, owned by an Amareen man from Hmood, is less than 500 meters westward from the village.

Despite all the trials of Smakieh people to move the farm, their dream never came true. Now, after the discovery of Swine flu in Jordan, the demand for the relocation or closure of the farm is more essential than ever!

Minutes ago, I was waiting to attened my first lecture of the summer semester. We students see each other after the summer holiday. During shaking hands and kissing, I headed happily to this person whom I considered a good friend of mine. I was shocked!

We shook hands. I then neared him so as to kiss! He refused! He said, with no smile so as to indicate a joke or something, “You have Swine flu” I didn’t know what to say! “It is the neibouring village!” Yes, the owners of the big swine farms, the one which made it to the news, are of Hmood village.

He didn’t say anything nor change his stiff facial expression. “Do you really mean it?” Another friend of mine was standing by us. He then left immediately after murmuring something unheared.

“It is what they tell us in the news, no kissing!” He explained as sure as an innocent defendant.

What could I say? Smakieh peopel do not own those big farms… They don’t generate imaginary money from this trade… They only receive the smells and pissimistically enough, the H1N1 virus… At the end? I, as a Smakieh resident, be put in such a position where I am ignored by a person whom I always simle when meeting him.

Is it fair! How much I hate my co-villagers, those who keep silent about the farms… Smakieh deserves it! Its sons are not there to defeand it! How coward I am and are my co-villagers who are silent about this humiliatino!

Mu’tah University Graduation- Facultly of Medicine and Nursing

At 11 o’clock, Prince Muna Al Hussien patronaged the graduation ceremony of the 3rd batch Medical students in Mu’tah University. Nursing students did participate in the graduation as well.

The 3rd batch of Medical students consisted of more than 60 students. The ceremony took place in the faculty of Sport Science. It was attened by a large number of people.

I liked the moment when the medical students read the Medical Oath.

The ceremony took less than 40 minutes. Amazing! How beautiful is short, precise, and compressed events!

Prince Muna had a white hair. She came 5 minutes before 11 o’clock. It is opposite to all events I eveer attended! They always start late by at least 5 or 10 minutes! I like it!

No lecture were given today. I feared that a lecture will be given at 11 o’clock. I expected that because doctors of the Faculty of Medicine never miss a lecture. The doctor didn’t! Yahoooo!

Should I come to university this week? I don’t want to expect on Wednesday because we have a lecture in the faculty of Medicine. I am happy to have extra days of holiday despite the fact that this is not officially announced by the university. We, students, can deduce it from the fact that the next 3 days will witness graduation ceremonies of different faculties.

Ratatouille

The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations

Not everyone can become a great artisit, but a great artist can come from anywhere

At last, Dr. Hareega… I can watch your videos

I am a very big fan of one blog. It is the blog of Dr. Faris Masanat. He blogs under the name of Hareega. His blog URL is www.hareega.blogspot.com
I discovered his blog more than 2 years ago. Since then, I always pass by it when I feel bored. This man has a very good sense of humor. From his posts, I understood that he is a fat person. Are all fat people funny?

He posts about different issues; Sports, especially football, reflections, his adventures. I like his personal adventures the most! This man has a very beautiful way of telling stories. You never feel bored reading his adventures!

Another type of his posts is youtube videos. I was never able to play any of These videos. When I discovered his blog 2 years ago, I had a 128 KBPS connection. It is as slow as a turtle! In Mu’tah university where I study, we have a 100 MBPS connection; Very fast, isn’t it? Sorrowfully, youtube site is blocked in Mu’tah university. In other words, you can never watch any type of online videos.

Now, it is 00:48 Am. I am in Yarmook univeristy street univesity in Irbid. Particulary, in a n internet cafe called Orbit. This cafe is easily located immediately beside the only pedestranes tunnel in this street. It could be the only tunnel in whole Irbid. Isn’t it? I highly think so!

The internet speed is magnificent. I don’t have to wait to play any youtube video. You don’t need time to wait for the video to be downloaded. when you click a video to play, it just starts to play immediately. Amazing! For the internet connection, I initially feared entering this cafe.

Now, I can happily watch youtube videos posted by Hareega. Could they be not as interested as his other written posts? I don’t think so! I know the kind of Blogger I am dealing with.

Finally, the owner of the shop told me that I can stay from 12-7 o’clock and have to pay only one JD. Can you believe it? It is very cheap. In Karak, an hour now costs half a jd If not more. How much I love you dear Irbid! Your love increased today after discovering that you offer cheap internet! Yahooooooo!

I am a very big fan of one blog. It is the blog of Dr. Faris Masanat. He blogs under the name of Hareega. His blog URL is www.hareega.blogspot.com
I discovered his blog more than 2 years ago. Since then, I always pass by it when I feel bored. This man has a very good sense of humor. From his posts, I understood that he is a fat person. Are all fat people funny?

He posts about different issues; Sports, especially football, reflections, his adventures. I like his personal adventures the most! This man has a very beautiful way of telling stories. You never feel bored reading his adventures!

Another type of his posts is youtube videos. I was never able to play any of These videos. When I discovered his blog 2 years ago, I had a 128 KBPS connection. It is as slow as a turtle! In Mu’tah university where I study, we have a 100 MBPS connection; Very fast, isn’t it? Sorrowfully, youtube site is blocked in Mu’tah university. In other words, you can never watch any type of online videos.

Now, it is 00:48 Am. I am in Yarmook univeristy street univesity in Irbid. Particulary, in a n internet cafe called Orbit. This cafe is easily located immediately beside the only pedestranes tunnel in this street. It could be the only tunnel in whole Irbid. Isn’t it? I highly think so!

The internet speed is magnificent. I don’t have to wait to play any youtube video. You don’t need time to wait for the video to be downloaded. when you click a video to play, it just starts to play immediately. Amazing! For the internet connection, I initially feared entering this cafe.

Now, I can happily watch youtube videos posted by Hareega. Could they be not as interested as his other written posts? I don’t think so! I know the kind of Blogger I am dealing with.

Finally, the owner of the shop told me that I can stay from 12-7 o’clock and have to pay only one JD. Can you believe it? It is very cheap. In Karak, an hour now costs half a jd If not more. How much I love you dear Irbid! Your love increased today after discovering that you offer cheap internet! Yahooooooo!

Moabite in JUST

I am now sittin in the computer lab of the the only veternary clinic in Jordan; Veternary clinic of JUST.

The lab is small. It only has less than 15 computers. It has, however, a condition. The manager of the lab has just closed the windows and then has turn it on. Because of the small size of the lab,I can already feel the coolness of the condition.

What is weird in this lab is that it has a TV. Moreover, the window edges are filled with plants of at least 6 different types. Moreover, my brothers colleagues look different than students in Mu’tah university; Many has white complexion. But what is most noted is that most, if not all, of them dress neatly and expensively.

Is JUST different than Mu’tah? I haven’t seen much yet; I entered through the main gate and directly headed to the veternary college. The design of the building is extremely different than those of Mu’tah; I think it would take me days to get used to the patterns of pathways, hallways, and classrooms.

I didn’t find any hardship entering through the main gate; There were no one of the blue-colored guards close-by. The University has quite a good number of students; maybe this is a small number in JUST standards.

In June, does it rain in Smakieh of Jordan?

Summer Rain in Smakieh, Karka, Jordan (2)Summer Rain in Smakieh, Karka, Jordan (3)

Summer Rain in Smakieh, Karka, Jordan (5)Summer Rain in Smakieh, Karka, Jordan

Obama in Mu’tah University

Now I am sitting in the deanship of students in Mu’tah university. It is 1:20. Although I had been sitting here since 10 o’clock, I still have many and many things to do on the internet.
What really made me stop surfing the internet is that Obama’a voice and image are seen in the deanship.
In body, Obama is now doing a speech in Egypt. JRTV is now live broadcasting the speech. Obama is still talking since more than 7 minutes.

The university is empty today because most of the students, including me, finished their final exams yesterday. Some students, however, are seen between now and then in the deanship.

5 students, including me, are now sitting on chairs inside the deanship. The don’t seem to care about the speech. One is playing with his mobile phone, a girl is just sitting down and starting at nothing, another is very busy with both his laptop and mobile phone.

What catches my eye is a man who is standing less than a meter away from the more than 35 inch LCD screen of the deanship. He is still standing. He doesn’t move. He is very attracted to the screen. “Islam is part of America…” I heard Obama saying. Well, this will surely have a positive effect. Won’t it?

The man is now sitting on a near bench. It seems that he wants to continue watching the speech.

Should this speech make a kind of ‘change’ that Obama want americans to ‘believe in!’.
In the begining of the speech, Obama explained that one speech can’t correct the situation.

Will I go back to hom at 2 o’clock? As long as I am allowed to keep sitting, I don’t think so!