Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol has been highly anticipated here in Dubai since Tom Cruise’s memorable stunts on top of the Burj Khalifa as he dangled and hopped across the world’s tallest building.
With the release of the trailer and the never before seen on a Western film, footage of the tower we all held our breath as Tom struggled to stay attached to the glistening glass.
But how every patch we have seen translated on the big screen when it was time for the real thing was really disappointing!
When it came to action and explosives Mission Impossible 4 did what the film does best; it delivered, but when it came to portraying the scenes shot in the UAE, it was quite a shock how the movie sustained Hollywood’s long tradition of stereotyping the Middle East.
We can’t deny that the geographical nature of the region does involve vast deserts, camels and sandstorms as the film depicts, however to introduce the city on screen with Tom driving his four wheel across oceans of sand you can’t help but wonder which airport did the IMF team choose for landing?!
Routs leading to Burj Khalifa which lies in the most constructed urban districts in Dubai seemed to be on the edge of some oasis where camels intercept your way and traditional souks are erected just around the corner!
Dubai’s landmarks, streets the whole city surrounding the Burj was completely edited out in the movie!
When the location supposedly changes to India again the film brings us to one of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels; Zabeel Saray at the Plam Jumeirah where the Dubai Film Festival had its closing ceremony last Wednesday, deluding the viewer to believe that this place lies in India!
It might be rather exotic to a Western audience to maintain the illusion of Middle Eastern desert life but it would certainly feel weird if New Yorkers had to watch actors ride on horseback to head to the statue of liberty and rush out of the Empire states building into a chase in China Town! Would the film makers dare shoot in a popular European location and claim it is in the big apple?
In the world of movies everything is credible but what was expected from a huge production lead by Tom Cruise who was hugely welcomed in the UAE was definitely to stay true to the story it is trying to tell!
Action | Adventure | Thriller
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux, Tom Wilkinson.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This novel is a fictional adaptation inspired by an ancient prophecy…the narration is based on true events; however the claims and connections to scripture are completely imaginary.
To my Light, My son and the world as I wish to know it …
"Then God’s temple in heaven opened and in the temple could be seen the Ark of the Covenant. There were flashes of lightning and peals of thunder, an earthquake and a violent hailstorm. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Because she was with child, she wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky: it was a huge dragon, flaming red, with seven heads and ten horns; on his heads were seven diadems. His tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, ready to devour her child when it should be born. She gave birth to a son — a boy destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and to his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert, where a special place had been prepared for her by God; there she was taken care of for 1260 days."
The Book of Revelation (11:19 - 12:6)
Ever since I have read the book of Revelations and the accuracy of the detailed prophecy of the woman clothed with the sun has been haunting me.
Everything around me started to decode into meaningful signs that made me believe more than ever that it is literally a prophecy that is not written in riddles as mostly believed but rather a true detailed account and description of end of time saviors and an end of an era of darkness which will begin by nothing than the book title a revelation or rather a series of revelations.
It all came together and the timing of days made a perfect sum to the time I spent in Eastern and Western deserts. The detailed description of my scream at birth and the suffering I have endured and the coming of my gorgeous man-child, a feature that has been associated with him since he was born and now as he evolved into Adonis a beautiful young man out of Greek Mythology.
To the sun that I thrive into and wear like clothes, to the attitude the warmth that I cherish and which characterizes my persona.
To the challenge that I have accepted to see beyond the hoax and beyond the false world that the empire of the dragon has created for over 400 years. As I discovered who I am and who my son is and as I realized the gravity of the task that is expected of me and the insanity of believing in that prophecy overlooking era’s of a carefully schemed heritage of hate and disregard for the holders of any text that differs.
Breaking from the one eyed, one track minded legions of conformers who accept and obey without the slightest doubt in falsehood. As I looked around me and saw nothing but utter loneliness and realized that I have called for this, I have asked for it and genuinely prayed to be part of something grave, something special that the Originator chooses for me.
I didn’t know back then it will mean that in ten years I will find myself in an un-coveted position, that it will be up to me to save some, to contribute to the revelations by guiding a world that shrunk into an iron rod that it will take just one to will it and to truly believe not in own’s ability as much as playing the part in faith it will lead to something far powerful.
My gift was in the shield that I have secured for myself against the scheme, my reason , the logic I have reconstructed for myself and has helped me advance in time for years to come, to foresee all that will happen and see it materialize before my eyes giving me confidence in my ability and judgment at a time loaded with insecurities and uncertainties. The prophecy foretold a coming of a woman clothed with the sun who suffers at child birth and mothers a man-child who will rule the world with an iron rod and they will both defy the devil to a pit of sulfur in an unseen battle in the heavens that will start from the day of labor till she is victorious and all is revealed… or at least this is my reading and understanding of how it should be.
Another false and evil scenario had to be created to counter destiny to prevent it from happening because for such a prophecy to be fulfilled the world as we know it with all its deceit should come to an end.
It must die for a new earth to be born for a true awakening that can only wipe away a prevalent world.
So the scheme was designed to make sure the woman never seizes to exist and if she does, she never seizes to think and for the child to never be born and if he does never to trust his mum, and for the world to dismantle and forget about the scripts and to live in fear of an eminent end one that should come with destruction rather than rebirth.
The schemers knew the world is theirs until an Anomaly occurs, until someone goes against the norm; the carefully designed reality that will hold everyone in place.
They had eternity on their side, mankind at the palm of their hands and the plan set, but the signs in the skies kept haunting them. The timely meteor crossing brightens their skies and threatens the dark on the date of his birth it shines so bright defying all.
The shield they have demolished reweaves itself and a state of bewilderment shook them to the core knowing a chosen one is reborn despite the careful measures and the incepted convictions that there will be no other but the last ones.
All gone in vain for the signs have appeared in the skies and the woman survived a bloody childbirth and the son of man was born.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Adele has conquered hearts by being truthful, singing what she feels and what she has been through... I love the honesty that is felt, I connect immediately with artists that bind their talents with truth .. Someone Like YOU.. I try to blink.. but I can't..
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Some things just remind me why I have created Luminous Woman in the first place, they just fit in my vision of life and my hopes for our world. Emmanuel and his mum and his story and attitude and message, just right!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
mostly unheard berried under
since hate prevailed, I don't know when
but who cares its the now that matters
and I can hardly wait for those who suffered
all around the earth of those unbreakable chains
celebrated for an era gone but their pull is still there
I stretch my nine arms towards the corners of this earth
hoping my warmth revives the frozen souls meant to stand still
and live no more, I nudge and pull their twisted bodies withered
under disdain but they look at me in disbelief blinking with eyes
familiar with darkness and forgetful of the beams
Can't you see you have been made with care? Carvings and lines of you
belong to your reflection and gifts only owned by you?
How can I convince you; love is your cure? when all eyes around you
made you so unsure? I could only think of nothing other than tracing
the maps of your souls and pull you upright my rainbows you have twisted
colorless for so long ...now bother no more
Monday, July 18, 2011
One thing I consider is one of my greatest attributes yet one that always puts me in question is that; I don't lie!
I hate liars ... I have an inner lie detector that sometimes deviates and suspects truthfulness :)... I vowed a long time ago I can't even recall when, not to lie... that lying is for those who fear consequences... and being unusually self sufficient I hardly think about things that could scare me.
Humans mostly fear death, poverty and sometimes loneliness. knowing for sure I can't stretch my life a second, bring wealth upon myself or make somebody love me for who I am and not for how I look, makes fear in fact unworthy of attention.
So when I'm asked questions I answer them fully and directly when I have excuses, I say them and when I don't have excuses I don't make them up I apologize; and it feels great! It lifts a burden that liars experience, the look of shame that creeps against their will.
Saying the truth gives me the strength that I need to be me! The only drawback, and one that I also don't fear, is how truthfulness has become synonymous with stupidity and naivety. In modern terms you can't be smart and straight forward you have to be sophisticated and a clever liar!
People like me enjoy that inner discipline but find it really hard to bond with the masses who prejudge them, but eventually they find their likes and rejoice in the fact that they are not extinct :)
Monday, May 2, 2011
Finding this woman made me feel normal at last!I have been trying to categories my self among types of women that exist today and I admit I felt quite alone.
But suddenly I saw a video of Leslie Hazleton speaking her mind and her thoughts about the difference between rigid interpretations and the actual flexibility of the divine text.
Views I'm generally scorned for and a mind that encompasses otherness that I very much admire.
Finding her blog is really a treasure to me, It means I finally found something worthy of a read another free soul searching for the truth regardless of prevalent notions.
need I say an amazing voice and charisma :)
The blog is called The Accidental Theologist
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I just saw this on facebook, I wasn't aware that Wael Ghonaim has been chosen one of Time's 100 most influential people. I like his simple words I too don't understand politics but I believe in justice and the right to enjoy humanity and that's why I choose this for my post:)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It has been ringing in my ears for no reason what so ever and I found him, what a voice and a performance, my hair stood and I have got goose bumps it was creepy, LOVELY! Shaun Smith he didn't do it for the money:)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Countries and people carry their stigma of being in the third or bottom lanes must not exercise intelligence or creativity because their rulers said so or because history or scripture once blamed a sorry generation for something bad.
Egyptians, my people, took a leap of faith and made it through 18 days of saying no to injustice, innocent lives were lost.
A supposedly fair election is to take place and all calls for a civilian liberal government that sees to the diverse needs of our community are screamed.
With the massive Tsunami in Japan, nature rules dictatorially too. It does physical damage equal to that of the miserable souls who wish for a chance at peace and equality and can't find it.
If I could make it through every day knowing I have given something of value to the world rather than conforming to seeds of hate, I would sense my worth that which I was denied but found in the little gifts that my global friends appreciate; my little voice and my art.