Sunday, December 30, 2007

My favorite albums of the year 2007

Many albums released this year, I loved some them while I loved some songs of others.
نزل بين كل البوم و البوم 3 البومات هالسنة، حبيت بعضهم و حبيت بعض الاغاني في بعض الالبومات الثانية.
My top albums in random order:
قائمة ببعض الالبومات اللي انا حبيتها بترتيب عشوائي:

Singer: Latifa لطيفة - Album: Ma'alomat Akeeda (Definite information) معلومات أكيدة
Singer: Asalah أصالة - Album: Sawwaha Qalbi (My heart betrayed me) سواها قلبي
Singer: Saber Reba'ei صابر الرباعي - Album: Al Ghorba (Loneliness) الغربة
Singer: Rayan ريان - Album: Wain Brouh (Where should I go?) وين بروح
Singer: Hasna حسنا - Album: Qalbi Be Khatar (My heart in danger) قلبي بخطر


Here is a short video of some songs from the albums above.
.في الأسفل ملف فيديو لمقاطع من أغنيات في الالبومات المذكورة اعلاه




I love all or at least 80% of each album of the ones above, but that doesn't mean that I didn't like some other songs from different other singers.
على الأقل أحب 80% من الاغاني في الالبومات اللي ذكرتهم فوق مو شرط كل الالبوم حلو، بس هذا مو معناه اني ما حبيت اغنيات ثانية من مغنيين ثانيين.

Meryam Faris - Mokanah Wain
Ruby - Mesheet Wara Ehsasi (Music video mix)
Yasmin - Bi Amana
Adam - Kaifak Int
Soumaya - Ghayyarni Jarhi
Angham - Ghayyartini
Najwa Karam - Raji'ei Tes'al A Meen
Laila Ghofran - Men Hena Wo Rayih
Hekmat - Hawil

My favorite music video of 2007 is "Shofto Be Aini" by Latifa, you can watch it below:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Google makes it, AGAIN!

Google Talkabout: Merry Christmas, God Jul and 圣诞快乐

I always had a great respect for Google as a company, we all know about their super search engine but there are other great products which many people doesn't know about.

I am talking about gtalk (Google talk) which is an IM application...Although it might look more simple than other similar applications yet it had many great hidden features such as the translating robot which is aiming to bridge language barriers!

I did use it to translate some words and phrases from Arabic to English and reverse, it was OK.
I think that's going to be a success, love you google...You are very creative people *kisses*

You can read more about it in gtalk's official blog.

أكن كامل الإحترام لشركة غووغل, جميعنا نعرف عن موقع البحث غير أنني هنا أتكلم عن الشركة بعينها, لديهم العديد من المنتجات الغير معروفة بقدر موقع البحث.

أتكلم هنا عن جي توك او غووغل توك
Gtalk أو Google talk
و هو برنامج محادثة فوري يعتبر بسيط مقارنة ببرامج المحادثة الأخرى غير أنه يتفوق عليهم بمميزات أخرى مثل الروبوت المترجم و الذي يهدف لبناء جسر يربط بين اللغات!

قم شخصياً بتجربته بالترجمة من العربية إلى الإنجليزية و العكس و كانت النتيجة جيدة.
أعتقد أن هذا التطبيق سينجح، دائماً أحببت غووغل لأنها شركة مبدعة لا تقوم بالتقليد.

تستطيعون قراْة المزيد عن الموضوع من خلال مدونة جي توك الرسمية

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

COWS COWS COWS :(


I really had no idea how valubale cows are until now, you see the co-op socitey in Kuwait decided to boycott my favorite power milk product wich I usually drink with my cup of tea at home and work because the milk company decided to increase the price, and since the co-op socity's main target is prtecting the consumer wich is the Kuwaiti citisen, they decided to boycott that milk and now I am lost :(

Imagine a cowless world, a world which I will not survive :(

انا توه أكتشفت إشكثر أحب البقر، هذا بعد ما قرر إتحاد الجمعيات الإستهلاكية مقاطعة الحليب المفضل اللي أنا أشربه مع الجاي مالي في البيت و الدوام. هالشي صار طبعاً بعد ما قررت الشركة إنها ترفع سعر الحليب و بما إن الإتحاد هدفه حماية المستهلك و اللي اهوه المواطن الكويتي، فكان قرارهم مقاطعة الشركة اللي تبيع الحليب اللي احبه و من ذاك اليوم و انا احس إني ضايع :(

تخيلوا عالم بدون البقر، عالم انا ما راح اقدر اعيش فيه :(


منك لله اللي كنت السبب

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I AM MAD!


I AM MAD!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
Have you ever taken some photos of certain location (I am not talking about Army base nor the pentagon or the SL*T Condalisa Rice, I am talking about tourism location) and later they did NOT allow you to publish them non commercially in your own portfolio?!
They even had copies of all of them!

I feel back stabbed and pissed off, should I upload them anyway?

P.S. Happy Eid and Merry Christams

I am going to scream place your palms on your ears

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Rayan 2007 Wain Brouh


My most recent addiction is Rayan's 2oo7 album, until now I loved more than half the album; to me that's a success :)

Rayan (ريان) has a powerful voice, I liked him when I listen to some of his songs last album, he recently released this album so I wanted to share it with all my blog's readers if there is any LOL

It's true that the intro of the title song "Wain Brouh" (Where should I go) sounds like a Turkish song called "Istanbul Istanbul Olali" by "Husnu Senlendirici" but it doesn't matter because both of them sounds amazing!

The album contains 8 songs, most favorite songs will be on the top:

1- "Ma Haram" (Is that fair?) ما حرام
2- "Athabi Merafiqni" (My torture accompanies me) عذابي مرافقني
3- "Wain Brouh" (Where should I go?) وين بروح
4- "Allah Ma'ak" (May God be with you) الله معك
5- "Bism El Hawa" (n the name of love) بإسم الهوى
6- "Ya Habeebi" (My beloved one) يا حبيبي
7- "Ha Allimak" (I will teach you) ح أعلمك
8- "Ghasban Anni" (Against my will) غصباً عني

Somiya 2007


The first time I heard Somiya was through unofficial release of a song called "Qalb O Rah" (A passing heart) قلب و راح, at the time I thought she was Sherine because her voice is very similar to Sherine's.

Later I forgot about it until one day I watched her interview on Rai TV when she was talking about one of her songs recorded twice with two different lyrics written by two different poets with the exact music and arrangment, I was curious about it so I listened to the album and I was amazed.

My top songs lists is:

1- Ghayyarni Jarhi (My wound have changed me) غيرني جرحي
2- El Ayyam (Days or Destiny) الأيام
3- Khalas Ya Demo'ei (My tears stop it) خلاص يا دموعي
4- Ana Aisha (I am living) انا عايشة
5- Qalb Wo Rah (A passing heart) قلب و راح - This song did not release officially
6- Ha A'esh Baqa (I will survive) ح اعيش بقى
7- Ham Yebakki هم يبكي
8- Laf Wo Dawaran لف و دوران
9- Baqeet Betohashni بقيت بتوحشني

Yasmin 2007 Shaklak Ha Tohshni


Many albums released recently but I didn't had a chance to review all of them, one of the albums is Yasmin's.

My favorite song of the album is "Bi Amanah" (To be honest) بأمانة NO wonder it's written by Hani Abdulkareem and composed by Walid Sa'ad :)

Songs I like of the album:

1- Bi Amanah (To be honest) بأمانة
2- Hott Nafsak Fi Makani (Be in my shoe) حط نفسك في مكاني
3- Hashofak Etha (I will see you if) ح اشوفك إذا
4- Ma De'eftish Osado (I didn't reveal my weakness to him) ما ضعفتش قصاده
5- Mish Momkin Tekon Insan (You are not human) مش ممكن تكون إنسان

Saturday, December 15, 2007

EXCEED YOUR VISION!


EXCEED YOUR VISION!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
Yeeeei finally I bought a printer :D
I was going to buy all in one EPSON printer but when I saw this one I fall in love at first sight :D
Now I can cross EPSON printer from my wish list

OK, I been a loyal fan of EPSON since 1992, when my father bought a black and white laser jet, followed by ink jet few years later and 3rd printer in 1998, this is the 4th one the only difference that I had to pay for it this time :(
Yeah I am sad but it totally worth every single Dinar and Fils I paid for it :D

I never seen any of my photos printed on a paper until today when I printed some photos of my sister from a previous photo session, I wasn't amazed at all, simply because I expected the result from EPSON again :)

I had "test drives" with other brands but they are nothing compared to EPSON specifically when you print a photo.

For more information about my new baby girl or boy check out this link


أخيراً شريت طابعة هيااااااااااااااااه :D
كنت ناوي أشتري طابعة ابسون الكل في واحد بس لما طاحت عيني على عين هالطابعة صار بينا حب من أول نظرة :>
الحين أقدر أمسح طابعة إبسون من قائمة أمنياتي :Pp~

شعار إبسون هو
EXCEED YOUR VISION
يعني تفوق على حاسة بصرك

أنا كنت و ما زلت معجب مخلص لطابعات إبسون من سنة 1992، من لما الوالد شرى أول طابعة و كانت ليزر جت أبيض و أسود بس، بعدها بجم سنة طابعة نافثة للحبر و وراها بسنة 1998 برنتر ثالث و هذا بالصورة رابع طابعة و الفرق بين الرابعة و اللي سبقوها إن هالمرة أنا اللي دفعت فلوسها مو الوالد :(
صج حرقت فلوس بس تسوى كل فلس دقعته :D

أنا لغاية ما شريت هالطابعة ما عمري شفت صورة من اللي صورتهم مطبوعة على ورق, و كانت أول صور طبعتها هي صورة لجلسة تصوير سويتها حق اختي ...و أنا ما ذهلتني النتيجة لسبب بسيط و هو إني توقعتها من إبسون هالمرة بعد :)

أنا جربت طابعات غير إبسون من قبل بس النتيجة ما في مجال للمقارنة بينها و بين نتائج طباعة إبسون خصوصاً عند طباعة الصور.
لمعلومات عن بنتي اليديدة شوفوا هاللنك.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum [Read]

I had to take some photos of "Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum" (keep reading to know what it is)...
I didn't know where they are exactly although I passed by them few times, so I asked who lived in the exact area where the Museum is...

The Museum consists of three houses located in residential area in Kuwait called "Al-Qurain", many Kuwaiti men of the Kuwaiti resistance group of "Messila" where killed by the Iraqi army on 25th of February 1991 (only one day before the liberation of Kuwait on 26th of February 1991), one of the houses was attacked intensively while the other two houses weren't really effected compared to the first house.

Back to my friend who I asked for direction to the Museum, only this week I found out that the father of my friend was killed in that house too, I already knew that he was killed by the Iraqi army but I didn't know that he was one of the men in "the Qurain Houses" I only found out this week...When I was talking to the phone with him, he told me to say Hi for his father then we both laughed...

I was thinking, well it will be very fast just snap some photos of the houses from the outside then go back home, but one of the guards saw me and asked me if I wanted to take photos from the inside I should do it now because they were closing the museum in less than ten minutes and I said OK.

Until today, I never seen "Al-Qurain Martyrs Museum" in real life, so when I got in I saw all the Iron bars surrounding the walls to prevent the house from collapsing, I kept taking photos and then I reached a room where I found photos of the martyrs with all spot lights and some information written about them such as where they actually work, how many children they had, photos of the children, what they were wearing at the time...Etc

While I was walking from room to other, floor to roof I was looking at the walls and reading all the writings on the wall (some of them were written by them), I has flash backs of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and I begun to imagine what those guys been through that day and how each one felt linking that to the holes caused by the bullets and tanks on the walls with all the writing and stuff it made me cry.

So I decided to share that story with the whole world because I do want people to know what happened there once upon the time...

Photo and description dedicated to the souls of the courageous resistance men in heaven.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Friendship braceleT

I've made many friends online, some of them been my friends for 7 years - and counting - we never met though but that doesn't mean that we are not close friends.

Photo above shows me wearing a friendship bracelet, it was made specifically for me, I picked up the colors my self using the dropper tool of Corel Paint Shop Pro (it blends perfectly with my blanket and my praying carpet).

The girl who made that for me have a hobby of making bracelets and she is good in it...Thanks "S", I love it :)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Flugtag

Today, I went to Redbull flugtag to experience sport photography for the first time, I thought it was easy but it wasn't, specially since my maximum zoom is 200 mm. And the was frustrating, but since I am not a quitter, I decided to get back home with some photos anyway, so I've taken some random shots of the audience...Most of them were flickr members, I recognized some of them through their photos such as Nawwaf, Abdulrahman, Najwa, Khaleel and Ammar :D

Monday, October 29, 2007

Autumn leafs


I know, it's been months since the last time I wrote a thing about my latest favorite songs which I keep listening to them all the time.
Many albums released for well known singers and for some new ones, I loved many of them but I've been really crowded lately working on my personal site but now I am kinda free so I can do it again.

It's hard to talk about this song, I love the lyrics more than the arrangement it self but the over all song is superb, at least for me.
Hasna (the singer) usually perform fast tempo songs with fun lyrics but she kinda changed her style in her last album which was released recently.
Until now I loved 3 songs of 7 and that's a good thing :)
I have no idea what people will think about this song but I love it anyway :Pp~


Song name: Waraq Al Khareef (Autumn leafs) ورق الخريف
Album: Qalbi Eb Khatar قلبي بخطر 2007
Song genre: Lebanese, Oriental, Sharqi, Pop Music
Singer: Hasna - حسنا
Lyrics by: N/A
Composed by: N/A
Arranged by: N/A
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)


There is a thing which is decreasing constantly...A thing which never reached perfection...
There is a thing which is going to end...A hopeless case...
The autumn leafs are falling...
Tell me, how come this love was murdered?

You are still remaining silent, you rarely talk...
Where did your longing to me gone?
My dream was burned just like a piece of paper, and the night light was extinguished!

You've stolen the sleepiness of my eyes...Don't you realize it?
Where is the lover I used to know?
Where did all the faithfulness gone?
Where did all the love you used to have for me go?

في شئ عم ينقص بعده ما إكتمل
في شئ راح يخلص ما منه أمل
بلش ورق الخريف...ينزل على الرصيف
قولي ليش و كيف هالحب إنقتل؟

ساكتك بعدك ساكت...ما بتحكي قليل
وين اللهفة غابت و الحلم الطويل؟
!مثل الورق حلمي إحترق و انطفئ القنديل

نوم عيوني سارق...ما بتشعر أكيد
وينه هاك العاشق
وين إختفى كل الوفا و الحب الوحيد؟

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Finally RADIANTGUY.COM launched!


It's true :D
It took me 8 months after the day I registered my domain name RADIANGUY.COM and 3 months of web and graphics design to get it out.

OK...I published it on 27th of October 2007 and it was available for few seconds until I found out about some bugs and I had to fix them all.

- The first bug was the server didn't support Arabic script and it doesn't show the copyright symbol in the English section so I had to add a script forcing the browser to show them correctly (I didn't test it with Internet explorer yet).

- Some photos didn't appear in the portfolio section and I totally freaked out because I had no idea what was wrong exactly!, I knew nothing was wrong with the files names but still didn't get it!...Eventually I realised that the extensions were written in upper case so I had to change 90% of them and re upload them.

- Then I had a problem with the favicon but that was fixed too :D

- Last thing was a problem with the domain name it self, so I had to contact the support team to tell me what to do...I'll make sure to let them regret the day I became their customer LOL

I know no body noticed it at the time, but now the website is finally OUT for public.

NOW YOU CAN SEE THE UNLIT PART ;)

I would like to know how do you all think about it, do you like it or not (consider that I am not a web designer)?

I don't like some parts of it such as contact and links section, I guess I wasn't in the mood that day so I might redesign them later.

Currently I am doing the final touches before uploading the index page and allow people to get into my world, I will make a video file of the launching for my personal archive.

I did create a website years in 1999 and it was hosted on free hosting servers, but I never published a site on a paid server...I thought it's hard to do it...But it wasn't at all, If I can do it everybody can.

Monday, October 22, 2007

PAINT SHOP PRO X2 is OUT!


I can't wait until I get back home to install it on my PC, the new grey user inteface looks amazing :D

Friday, October 19, 2007

COMING SOON!



Soon!
Radiant will shine and everybody will see the unlit part...
Come back soon!
قريباً!
سيلمع شعاع النور و سترون الجزء المظلم...
عودوا للزيارة قريباً!


One more thing, I just had a hair cut...I wanted to get a hair cut for the Eid but it was crowded so I didn't do it until today.
I always wanted to do a photo with water droops and I guess I succeeded :D

ليش الحلاليق كله زحمه بالعيد؟
جنه بس بالعيد الناس لازم يقصون شعرهم غير جذي مو لازم...
المهم انا من زمان كان ودي بصور اللي يكون فيهم نقط ماي, هالشي ما بقدر اسوي بكاميرا عاديه, بس بعد ما شريت نيكون سويتها و نص :D

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Funny story


She left and took my heart with her....Keep reading....
Few hours ago, our house keeper packed her bag to go back home...So my mother was with her all the time when she found out that she stolen some stuff from us including my favorite Guess pants which I was missing for so long LOL
It's true I didn't take it back because I kinda felt sorry for her, plus If i took back I won't be able to post anything about that story on my blog...Well I could do it anyway but at least now she deserve it :Pp~
I doubt that she will fit in my pants even in her wildest dreams because I am waay thinner than her, she probably saw me wearing it and thought that she would lose some weight for it :+

P.S. Dear Mr. Bush, the thing on the right suppose to be an air plane not a nuclear weapon so please I beg you don't invade me too :+


خدامتنا اليوم راحت و خذت قلبي وياها...
سمعوا القصه :+
اليوم خدامتنا بتسافر ديرتها و قاعده تحط اغراضها بالجنطه و امي مجابلتها كالعادة لما يسافرون الخدم :+
المهم لقيتها ماخذه غراض ملوتنا بدون ما تقول, منهم بنطرون مالي رمادي من غس ضايع من زمان مادري وينه :+
المهم خليتها تاخذه اكسرت خاطري شوي و عشان لو خذته منها ما بقدر اكتب القصه اهنيه بمدونتي...ادري اقدر اخذه و اكتب بس كنت راح احس بالذنب لووووول

اهي ما بتقدر تلبسه ولا بأغرب أحلامها لأن انا اضعف منها لوووول
بس الظاهر شافتني لابسه عجبها و قالت لازم و اضعفله :+

Saturday, October 13, 2007

في العجله الندامه!



انا ما بتكلم عن حوادث السيارات...
بس بتكلم عن شي بالغرافيكس...
صورت هالصوره من اكثر من شهر و ما كنت برفعها...بس امس رحت سويت جلسة تصوير خارجي و صورت الصورة اللي شايفينها في الخلفية, بعدين قررت اني استخدم الصورة اللي صورتها من اكثر من شهر فيها و النتيجة شايفينها.

للعلم بس الخلفية صورتها مرتين, مافي فرق بينهم بس في الصورة هذي تمر سيارة ورا النخلة اللي شايفينها و جدامها بس الصورة الثانية تمر من ورارها بس :+

يمكن في أشياء نصورها و ما نتهتم فيها بوقتها او لسبب معين ما نحبها بس بعدين نحتاج نستعملها في شي.

للعلم فقط...اعتبر الصورة الخلفية أول صورة تتعلق بالسيارات قمت بإلتقاطها.

I've taken that photo on 7th of Sep. 2007 but I decided not to upload it ...
On my last night photo session, I've taken two versions of the background...It looks amazing, isn't it?
Anyway...I edited the old photo and used it on the foreground.
I consider the background photo as my first car-related shot :>

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cool Mario

I was browsing for torrents and I found this video :D
Check it out, you will love it :>

كنت أبحث عن ملف تورنت و وجدت ملف الفيديو التالي


Upside down...


My way to visually express my current mental stat.

Al lot of stuff to do, some of them are serious and others are not such as removing some people from my contacts list, quiting some flickr groups which I had no idea when did I join...Cleaning my room again (that would take a month), working on a secret project...Plus other stuff I can't think of now.
I have to go to bed now because I have to .work tomorrow
Good night to me... kiss kiss.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Feeling black...

I don't know what's wrong with me, I've been sad almost all day :\
Still can't sleep, it's 5:34 A.M. and I have to work in 4 hours...
I feel like a mountain of rocks on my chest (I always feel that way during sunset time but this time it's extended)...Don't get me wrong, I am the most optimistc person you probably knew and will know, everything changes every now and then...
Hmmmm...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

LATIFA "Ammnli Bait" (Secure me a house)

OK, I didn't like this song that much when I listened to it...But when I watched the music video I loved it.
I really wished to be behind the scenes to make a photo session of Latifa, the lighting was amazing (under lit and that's that way I like it).

I like the part when she take off her earings and throw them away :+

You can watch it here

Monday, September 24, 2007

What I really miss during Ramadhan :\


A hot cup of tea with milk at work :\

Anyway I was trying to sleep but I couldn't so I worked a little bit on a secret project then begun to edit this photo to upload it flickr and some other profiles.

I will go straight to work no bed time for tonight :(

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I went out for shopping and I bought this!

My new toy :>

It's true I already bought many stuff I always wanted but there are a lot of stuff still in my wish list (you can see it below).

My most recent WISH LIST

Friday, September 21, 2007

Photo session with my father's friend


Geometry
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
Today I had an outdoor photo session with my father's friend...
It begun around 12:20 am and ended around 3:00 am...Time was flying and we didn't even reach the location yet!
It was fun :+
And I had more fun when I ate, refueled my car and went back for a solo photo session by Jaber Stadium.

Jaber Stadium [cutout]

Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Ramadhan [Year 1428] مبارك عليكم الشهر

Ramadhan (Ramadan) is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It's when Muslims all over the world spend 30 days fasting and bettering themselves in principles of faith.

Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from sexual intercourse (during fasting), violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, angry and sarcastic retorts, and gossip. People are meant to try to get along with each other better than they normally might. All obscene and irreligious sights and sounds are to be avoided. Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.

Fasting during Ramadan is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would be excessively problematic. Children before the onset of puberty are not required to fast, though some do. However, if puberty is delayed, fasting becomes obligatory for males and females after a certain age. According to the Qur'an, if fasting would be dangerous to someone's health, such as a person with an illness or medical condition (this can include the elderly), that person is excused.

The reason Muslims fast is to discipline their body and mind. The absence of food and drink and other pleasures provides a perfect opportunity to concentrate on prayer and worship. Not having the luxuries of life to hand makes it easier to reflect on life and be grateful for what we do have. Muslims use this month to start afresh and give their life a new direction.


Read more at Wikipedia
Here is an idiotic Q&A about Ramadhan LOL

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The scariest night of my life [READ]

ATTENTION: This could be the longest blog I ever posted and probably the longest I will ever post...It could be real, spooky (to me) and funny.

On the last weekend, the moon was a crescent; so I thought to take a drive away of the city for Astrophotography...I drove away for so long until I reached an area crowded with huge houses and very dark, I thought it's great since that area is located away of the city lights and close to the sea, I wanted to take some photos of the moon's reflection on the black dark sea with the stars all around.

Anyway I reached that place and kept my car's lights on because it was very dark and I wanted to see all the text around the buttons on my camera; then I begun taking some shots for lighting test; when I am done I turned my car's lights off and begun to take some light testing photos of the moon, stars and the sea....Suddenly...

A 4X4 black car was driving toward me really fast and I was like :O
The car's lights wear very bright and it caused me a tiny headache so I turned my face to the other way, then it stopped like 5 meters away of me...
And that's when I noticed the blue and red lights above the car LOL
Remember, I have a middle eastern look and that means I am a terrorist according to many people in the world (F.Y.I. That's me being sarcastic).
Anyway....

- He asked If there is anybody else with me, my ID, where do I work, my work's ID and If they (my work) knows that I am a photographer and what will I do with the photos I take...Etc
- I said well, It's my hobby and I was trying to take moon shots away of the city lights because it's ruins it, and I am alone and kinda afraid that a group of dogs might pop up anytime and then I have to run really fast like hell (at the time I wasn't in the running mood)...
- He laughed then told me you shouldn't be here and asked me about the camera's film...
- I replied it's digital...
- He asked me to follow him so he could take a look on what I was shooting...
- So I did...
He took me to a room full of monitors LOL
I was like OH MY GOD, what did I get my self into LOL
- He said that he saw me when I got here but he wanted to wait for a while before following me, just to catch me doing what I wanted to do...
- He also said that he zoomed on me and took some snap shots...
- I replied why didn't you tell me? I would smile...
He laughed again then he left to get some water and came back...
-I told him about the last time when I've been into similar thing while I was trying to photograph the national assembly (locally known as "Majlis Al Omma", but obviously this time I've got my self in way bigger troubles...I never blogged that story before but it was kinda funny when you know the details I told him about :D
- He laughed...Then he asked me to see the photos and I showed him...
- Then he told me that I could take some photos in other place and that he'll guide me to it...You could leave now if you want, so I left back to my car (as fast as I could LOL) then he followed me to lead me to a different photography spot, and that's when his phone begun to ring; he went away to answer and he was laughing almost all the time (I could see that) but I had no idea what he was saying because he was far away...
Then he came back and told me that other people saw me on the security camera when I came here and they were checking out...
Then he asked me for my ID again and went back in, probably to xerox it :+
He came back...
Then I told him, did I get my self in some kind of most wanted black lists? LOL
He laughed and said don't worry :D
He begun to tell me about the other place where I could take some photos...
Then told me be safe..
I replied thanks and sorry for the mess and left...
I drove to the place he told me about and I found a sign says: "ATTENTION: STRICTED AREA, NO PHOTOGRAPHY"...

So I had a you turn and went back to Kuwait city :(

I had a photo in my mind that I want to visualize it but I didn't have the chance :(

Anyway I went to a different location, somewhere by Kuwait towers to take a photo of the crescent...I was trying to experiment my lens's maximum vocal length (200 mm) and I actually could see the unlit part of the moon!
The camera shakes when I press the shutter release button and I have no idea where did I lost my remote control (my room is a mess, I probably throw it in the trash LOL)...So I used the timer...Because I didn't want any blurr in the photo...
And that's when a car stopped LOL
- He told me what are you shooting?
- I replied why?
- He said that he is a "Mabahith" (Similar to FBI agent)...
- I asked him for his ID...
- He showed it to me...
- Then I replied shooting the moon...
- He talked for a while then he left...

I moved by the beach to take some photos of the dawn, when I am done I went back to my car and drove to a different spot...

When I was just about to exit to the main road, I noticed a guy shooting Kuwait towers and I was happy and not sure whether I should stop or not because sometimes it makes me nerves when someone do that to me or when people gather around me...
But I did anyway...I was kinda excited about it and I never did it before :D

We talked for awhile about our cameras, I asked him if he knows flickr and about photography spots, I didn't want to stay long although I was excited but I didn't want to bother...
I left to other different spots to have different sessions, then went back home...We were going to meet in another spot but we didn't.
I went back home and I was online...I got a message from someone I have no idea who was it, when I read the email...It was that guy, I was totally surprised because he knew nothing about me...I asked him how did you find me, he said through flickr :D
I guess, I just found a new photography pal :Pp~

Monday, September 03, 2007

My first Night portrait


My first Night portrait
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
This photo combines two of my favorite photography themes...
Night photography and fashion/portraits.

OK....I don't like to use flash at all, so I decided to do it using available light and I spent like three minutes setting and testing the lights...The model (who was really patient) was posing at that time, he thought that the photo session already begun LOL

This is the best I could do with a forced off flash, only using my camera, lens, a tripod and available street light.

I set the Shutter priority mode, ISO speed 320, F 4.5, exposure time 1/2 Sec. using Tungsten w/b

Any suggestions to make it better?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

1 & 2

1. Why would I buy exfoliating lotion?

To make the woman who sales it SHUT UP!
My God she just can't stop it, blah blah blah huge pores, blah blah blah acne, blah blah blah oily skin, blah blah blah lazy guy, blah blah blah blah...
So I bought it and it cost me around 22 USD, since I already bought it I should use it and it really cleans LOL

2. Sometimes when I am driving my car, I notice some people in mt rear view mirror singing...They looks really silly LOL

I wanted to say one more thing but I can't recall it :+

Thursday, August 30, 2007

3 days weekend...

Starting 1st of September 2007, Kuwait is shifting the weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday.

So this weekend is going to be 3 days instead of two days Thursday, Friday and Saturday that's why I am happy...At least for now :+


Sunday, August 26, 2007

PEARLY NIGHT


PEARLY NIGHT
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
I passed by that place zillion times and in each time I wanted to stop to snap some shots but I never did until now when I bought my first DSLR I though to do it.

So for the last 3 weeks I wanted to go in early morning to photograph that place but I had no company, eventually I decided to do it alone on last weekend.

I think this was the most dangerous photo session I ever did...I had to stop on a highway during the night, I thought a car would hit me or a sniper would shot me any second LOL

That is a secure area surrounded with two high voltage fences, it's a huge area to the point that I couldn't even take several photos of it to make a panorama of it, it's located in south of Kuwait and contains a port (Shu'aiba port) which serves the South part of Kuwait city, Aromatics factory, Oil refinery, EQUATE petrochemicals Co., Kuwait national petroleum company and others...It looks way prettier in real life than that photo but I just couldn't do it because (as far as I think) it's not ok to take photos there and I couldn't resist it :D

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Songs I've been listening to these days...

Saber Rebai'e
Dhaqat Beek
Al Ghorba
Nwakel Aleek Rabbi


Somyia
Ghayyarni Jarhi
Al Ayyam
Kont Bamoot
Ha'eesh Ba'ah
Ham Yebakki
Qalb Wo Raah
Ba'eet Betohasni

Ahmad Sa'ad
Ya Khasara
Wahashtni Oyoonak
Ba'ad Elli Ma Bena
Kol Laila
Ananiya

Sewar
Kadbt Aini
Zalamt Feek (Thalamt Feek)

I also been listening to Shams's album, I never thought I would but her album's promotions were everywhere in Kuwait so I did listen to it and I do like some songs of it!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Great program

I've been using a great program recently called Launchy...If you want to run certain program, play MP3 file or search the internet, all what you have to do pressing ALT + Space to activate the program then type whatever you want to tun it!

منذ مدة و أنا استخدم برنامج رائع يحمل إسم لنشي او لنجي
(Launchy)
اذا أردت تشغيل برنامج معين, ملف ام بي 3 او بحث عن كلمة معينة في الانترنت, كل ما عليك فعله ضغط زر آلت و مسافة لتشغيل البرنامج و من ثم كتابة ما تريد لتشغيله.

Try it, I bet you will love it the way I do or maybe more!
جربه, انا متأكد انك راح تحبه مثل ما انا حبيته او حتى اكثر!

Download it through this website http://launchy.net/
حمله من خلال الموقع التالي http://launchy.net/

Earthquake hits Kuwait!


Well, yesterday (Sat.) early morning around 2 A.M., I was in my room (third floor) on my bed working on a new project when my bed begun to shake and I looked exactly like this ---> :S
ما خليت آيه حفظونا اياها بالمدرسة ما قلتها LOL
I had no idea what was going on, I though USA initiated a new war or invaded a new country in the region or something.

Anway later I went down stairs and asked my little brother if he felt it, he replied NO and laughed, then I went to my mother and asked her too, she thought I was kidding.

On the moring while I was driving to work, they were talking about it on the radio and that's when I knew it was an earthquake ~:O

We never have them in Kuwait or at least we can't feel them when they happen but this one was 4.3-magnitude earthquake, I guess that's why I felt it.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Firefox extensions

These are my favorite Firefox extensions and add-ons arranged in importance order, top is best and that's according to me :D
هذه قائمة بأفضل إضافات لمتصفح فايرفوكس مرتبه حسب اهميتها بالنسبة لي :>

Screengrab!

To screen print full pages no matter how long it is! (or just part of it)

لنسخ صفحات كاملة مهما كان طولها او عرضها او اجزاء معينه منها.


To save your favorite online so you can retrive from any PC.

لحفظ مواقعك المفضلة على الانترنت و لتسترجعها من اي كمبيوتر.



To download videos from popular websites such as youtube and google video.

لتحميل ملفات فيديو من مواقع الفيديو الشهيرة مثل يوتيوب و غووغل فيديو.




United States English Dictionary
FlickrFox
Gspace


Saturday, August 11, 2007

CHEESE!


CHEESE!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
What a great weekend...
It begun with a car accident and then I had to extract my wisdom tooth, yeah yeah I do have 4 of them although I am still 14 years old :Pp!

It begun when I felt like electric pulses are moving from my gum to my brain, it's hurts like hell...I thought it was because of the route canal treatment I had months ago.
So I went to the dentist and he checked the x-rays of the tooth but he said that it was fine, i replied if it was fine why it hurts like hell?
So...He used a metallic tool to bang on my tooth, then he asked if it hurts?
I said well, I feel nothing because I just had 3 different kinds of pain killers LOL

He asked me to take a second x-ray for my both jaws and I did, and that's when I noticed the wisdom tooth was pressing on my other teeth :+

Plus 3/4 of it was buried in the gum so I had to preform a surgery to extract it :(
Then he told me that I have big teeth and my wisdom tooth didn't find enough space to pop up correctly and now it's pressing against my nerve. And that probably the reason of my 2 years old - constant - headache which I already had an appointment for on 20th of August in the nerve hospital but I probably will not go.

Anyway way I had an appointment to extract it and I just did, I could open my mouth widely for the next 48 hours....Currently I have a endless pain, 2 stitches in my gum and a tiny headache.

From now on I will make sure to brush my teeth 987324082932 times instead of 3 times a day!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Today, 17 years ago...


Today, 17 years ago...
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
On 2nd of August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait...At the time I was 8 years old (currently I am 14 years old) yet I do remember certain things vividly.
17 years ago I wake up around 10 A.M., I found my family all a wake and looking through the windows, when I asked what's wrong?
They said Iraq invaded us...I looked through the window and I saw columns of smoke everywhere raising in the sky with bombing noise which I already heard earlier but I didn't know what was it at the time.

I do remember that day when my father came back home with my brother, a bullet almost
hit his car's tire.

I also remember my aunt (my mother's sister), she used to record stuff from TV and get them to us so we can watch it, because their house is closer to Saudi Arabia so they can get better TV signals, she used to write "Om Kalthoum" (She is a dead singer) on the VHS tapes to pass through the Iraqi check points.

I also remember when the Iraqi army blown up more than 600 oil fields (more than 1 billion barrels were either spilled in the sea or burned), the sky at 1 P.M. was more like 1 A.M. except there was no moon or stars!

The photo above of my uncle, he wrote our names on the missile as a gift from us to the army of Saddam.

The photo below is a snapshot from Kuwait TV (As seen on many Kuwaiti patriotic songs), my father was driving a school bus with almost everybody in our neighborhood on board, we had a road trip on the liberation day (26th of February 1991) to the north, I am the one in red.

Currently If you visited Kuwait, You will not
realize that a war took place here.

الله يحفظ الكويت و شعبها

Sunday, July 29, 2007

!اتفشلوووووون


!اتفشلوووووون
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
غير عنوان الصورة ما عندي تعليق!

AGAINST THE AGONY they WON!


AGAINST THE AGONY they WON!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
THEY WON!
I am really happy for them, they won the Asian cup for the first time although they've been under massive agony!
When they won the game with Korea, Iraqi people went out in the streets celebrating the victory, 50 were killed and more were injured by a terror explosion.
Their football team consists of many players with different ethnic and religious backgrounds, yet they played as a team and proved to the world that differences means NOTHING.

VIVA IRAQ and f**K BUSH AND CONDOLESSA RICE :D

Saturday, July 28, 2007

My pride...


That was the second song I loved in her album, you know when I usually listen to an album there are some songs I listen to them more than others...This is number 2 :D


Song name: Shomookh Ezzi (My pride)
Album: Sawwaha Qalbi سواها قلبي 2007
Song genre: Khaleeji
Singer: Asalah, Assala, Asala - أصالة
Lyrics by: Mo'atazzah - معتزه
Composed by: Lail - ليل
Arranged by: Med'hat Khamees - مدحت خميس
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)


Who says that you are capable of loving?
Who says that you were faithful?
It was just a game for you...
You always take but never give back!
Enough...
I finally saw your real face...
I thought we had a great love...
But now I realized that my love to you was a mistake!

My mistake was on the day I lit you with my radiant Sun...
My future differ from my past...
I don't love you the way I used to!

You used to own my heart...
I will never comeback to you, even in your wildest dreams!
I want to remind you...
I want to stand up for my self...
My pride and my emotions are greater than the whole universe and it's orbits!


من يقول انك تحب
من يقول انك وفيت
كل هذا كان لعب
ياما خذت و لا عطيت
كافي ما جه منك كافي
بان لي ما كان خافي
كنت اظن الحب وافي
و اثر حبك خساره

كم تناسينا خطاك
ما يهمك و اشيصير
بعت قلبي اللي عطاك
صدق ما عندك ضمير
غلطتي ارخصت نفسي
يوم اضويتك بشمسي
بكره ماهو مثل امسي
قلبي و تغير مساره

كان قلبي في ايديك
ضامنه لا ما يخون
لا ولا بحلمك اجيك
هذا في حكم الجنون
اذكرك ياللي انت ناسي
و اوقف بوجهك يا قاسي
شموخ عزي و احساسي
يسوى كوني و مداره

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You've changed me

One of my favorite song in her 2007 album, I love the second part of this song specifically (2:43 to the end of the song).


Song name: Ghayyartini (You've changes me) غيرتني
Album: Kol Ma Neqarrab Le Ba'adh كل ما نقرب لبعض 2007
Song genre: Khaleeji
Singer: Angham - أنغام
Lyrics by: Hind Al Qadhi - هند القاضي
Composed by: Khalid Ez - خالد عز
Arranged by: Fahad - فهد
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)

You've changed me...
I am not what I am anymore...
I don't believe in anybody anymore...
You've changed me...
I am afraid of everybody...
Aren't you a human being with feelings and emotions just like us?
You only know how to take but you never give back!

You've changed me...
You've made me regret dreaming that I could teach you how to treasure me...
Now I have to forget all about you because you are a weak person who can not handle my heart and love
Aren't you a human being with feelings and emotions just like us?
You only know how to take but you never give back!


غيرتني ما بقتش انا ما بقتش اصدق اي حاجه
غيرتني معقوله انا بقيت اخاف من كل حاجه
هو انت ايه مش برضه انسان زينا ممكن تحس؟
و الا انت ايه كل اللي عارفه عن الحياه تاخذ و بس!

غيرتني خليتني اندم اني كنت بجد بحلم
اعلمك تقدر اللي مابين ايديك
لازم تهون لما تكون انسان ضعيف
مش قد قلبي و حبي ليك

A wish...


My God, Asalah's 2007 is hard to translate :S
That's the best I could do in that song :D
There is a girl who sing in the background, she has amazing voice...She begin singing on 3:40 and stop singing on 3:50 :)~
I have n o idea who is she but her voice is beautiful :>


Song name: Omniyah (A wish) أمنية
Album: Sawwaha Qalbi سواها قلبي 2007
Song genre: Khaleeji
Singer: Asalah, Assala, Asala - أصالة
Lyrics by: Malamih - ملامح
Composed by: Salah Ahmad - صلاح احمد
Arranged by: Khalid Ez & Hani Farahat - خالد عز و هاني فرحات
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)

I swear that I wish for one thing only...
I wish that I own the whole universe in my hand...
So whenever you wish for a thing...
Or before dreaming of it, I will make it true!
Before you speak up, I will!
Before you complain about anything I will come with solutions!
I wish that I own the universe in my hands so I can fulfill all your wishes!

I know that my wishes are nothing but wishes...
If I can make my wishes come true, I would dedicate life to you!
I only want to see you happy...
I feel happy when I see you smile...
I wish that I own the universe in my hands so I can fulfill all your wishes!

You are my pride and humiliation...
You are the most beautiful thing ever happened to me...
What could I dedicate to you except me?
I will throw the days of my life under your feet... In return, I want to see you smile forever!
My life was a mistake before knowing you...
It's frustrating, I swear it is...
Because I can't reach the sky so I can't dedicate the moon to you as a gift...
I wish to do that but unfortunately I can do nothing about it


والله اني ما اتمنى في حياتي الا شي
اني املك كل هالدنيا في ايدي
ما اسمعك في يوم تنطق كان ودي
قبل لا تحلم احقق
قبل لا تحكي اقول
قبل لا تشكي همومك لك اجيك كلي حلول
و ليت كل هالكون بإيدي لأجل احقق ما تبيه

ادري ان امنياتي هي مجرد امنيات
لو اني املكها حياتي كنت أبهديك الحياة
بس اشوف الابتسامة ما تفارق دنيتك
ياللي كل ايامي تضحك لما اشوف بسمتك
و ليت كل هالكون بإيدي لأجل احقق ما تبيه

انت يا عزي و ذلي و اجمل ما حصلي
و ايش اقدملك سواي
و ارمي ايامي تحت اطهر خطا
ياللي كل ايام عمري قبل ما احبك خطا
اي قهر والله قهر...اني ما اقدر حتى ما اقدر...
اوصل حدود السما...لأجل اهديلك قمر
ودي والله ودي...بس ما في ايديني شي

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Summer of 2007 albums


CD covers (from left to right/ top to bottom) Asalah, Saber Rebai, Angham, Najwa Karam

Najwa'a
2007 album released recently, I loved two songs of it only and they are "Ana Rooh" (I am a soul) and "Raji'e Tes'al A Meen" (Why you are back?).

One week later Angham's 2007 was released and I loved most of it but there is one song that I loved the most and it is "Ghayyartini" (You've changed me).

Then Asalah's 2007 album released and I think the title song "Sawwaha Qalbi" (My heart betrayed me!) is going to be a smash hit :D
I loved almost every single song in the album.

And now Saber Rebai released his 2007 album and I didn't have the chance to listen to it more often but I still can tell that it is great. Currently my favorite song of it called "Dhaqat Beek".

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's my birthday...MY GOD I AM ONE YEAR OLDER :O~

OK it's my birthday and my current age is....

14 years and 132 months old :+
I shouldn't smile that wide because I am old (not to mension that I have a weird shaped smile; thanks mom and dad) but that's not a new photo, it was taken 3 months ago by friend.
The photo below is a gift, and that's the ONLY GOOD THING about birthdays :\
On the dawn of 23rd of July 19XX...Baby radiant was born to the (sucky) world, last year on my birthday I shared a photo with you flickrists to show you my evolution (you can see it below with the comments).

P.S. Green is my favorite color, that's why the photos are greenish :Pp~


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why you are back?


Released in Najwa's 2007 album, reminds me of her old songs. The ones which begins with "Mawwal" such as "Sahraani", "Dal'ona"...Etc


Song name: Raje'a Tes'al A Meen? (Why you are back?) - راجع تسأل ع مين
Album: Haida Haki هيدا حكي 2007
Song genre: Indian, Oriental, Belly Dance, Dabkah
Singer: Najwa Karam - نجوى كرم
Lyrics by: Hassan Al Monjid - حسان المنجد
Composed by: Wissam Al Ameer - وسام الأمير
Arranged by: Tariq Akif - طارق عاكف
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)

If your heart was a stone hard, it could relent...
Because of the emotions, love and tenderness I gave you...
I forgot all about you and toughen up...
Why you are back now?
It's late!

Why are you back?
Why you are saying "I love you" to me?
My love to you is dead!
Look in to my eyes...
I am not the same person you used to know...
I even forgot who are you!

Comeback and remind me of you...
Try to wake me up, I might recall who are you...
Return to the way you used to be when we first met...
Return and tolerate me when I start blaming you about it...
Why are you back?

You've lose many years away of me and now you are asking me why?
How could you forgot about me and now you are back?
I am afraid that you will break my heart again...
Why are you back?


لو قلبك حجر كان حن و لان
ع قد ما اعطيتك عاطفه و حب و حنان
نسيتك انا و قسيت عيوني عليك
لوين راجع بعد ما فات الآوان

راجع تسأل ع مين
تقول بحبك لمين
نام الهوى فيا
اتطلع في عينيا
ما عاد انا هي
و نسيتك انت مين

ارجع ذكرني خليني ادور ع حالي فيك
ارجع فيقني وعيني يمكن انا بلاقيك
ارجع من الاول لما كنا عشاق
ارجع و اتحمل صوت العتب لو فاق
راجع تسأل ع مين؟

سنين ضيعتها و جايني تقلي تركتيني كيف
كيف يا قاسي ناسيني و راجع لعندي كيف
بخاف ع قلبي ما تجرحه من جديد
بخاف من حبي قصة عذابي يعيد
راجع تسأل ع مين؟

Thursday, July 19, 2007

My heart betrayed me!ٍ


The song's name is "Sawwaha Qalbi" and the literal translation of it is (My heart did it) but it's meaningless in English.
It's a folk Khaleeji song by Asalah, released in her 2007 Khaleeji album :D
I almost love every single song in the album, very deep lyrics and power voice.
There is noway to translate the full song but I tried to translate a part of it.
Asalah is talking about her heart as if it's a real independent entity :+

Song name: Sawwaha Qalbi (My heart did it or My heart betrayed me)
Album: Sawwaha Qalbi سواها قلبي 2007
Song genre: Khaleeji
Singer: Asalah, Assala, Asala - أصالة
Lyrics by: Khalid Al Meraikhi - خالد المريخي
Composed by: Saham - سهم
Arranged by: Khalid Ez & Hani Farahat - خالد عز و هاني فرحات
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)


My heart betrayed me...
He loved you and didn't obey my orders although I demanded him not to!
Apparently he wants to be close to you and that's why he quit everybody including his owner!
Please look after my heart when it's beside you, greet him with love day and night

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

ROTANA...GIVE US A BREAK!

Summer is the season of music albums, everybody is releasing a new album except me :+
One after one, week after week...I don't have a time to listen for each one of the albums fairly!

Najwa Karam, then Angham, Asalah and Saber Rebai!
All these albums released in one month by Rotana!
I really need sometime to listen to each one of them but they just won't let me :O

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I would eat that If I COULD!

I think I am no longer a DSLR dummy :D
Last weekend (Wed. 5th of July 2007) I went for a long outdoor photo session trying to take long exposures since I don't have models :(
I ended up with some great shots, until then I really loved my old point and shot (Panasonic FX-01) and I hated my DSLR (Nikon D80) but now I hate my point and shot and love my DSLR more!

I was amazed with the results :D
The first photos weren't that great because the location was crowded with curious people and I was nervous :+

Currently I am listening to a very sad song by "Saber Al Reba'ei" (صابر الرباعي) called "Dhaqat Beek" (ضاقت بيك) from his 2007 album, it's really sad song.

Friday, June 29, 2007

I hated you!


OK, that's one of the hardest songs I ever translated, it's might sound stupid or meaningless because it's was translated, and I believe that poetry loses it's power when it's translated.

Anyway this song was a massive hit in the year 1999 and Latifa (the performer) won many awards because of it, prince of Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoom wrote a reply to the lyrics and dedicated it to Latifa!
The song about when you love someone and later you find out that he was acting that he or she loves you.
A mix of Rock guitar with Arab instrument "Mizwid", just amazing.
There was a rumor that this song based on a true story (Obviously a very bad love story) Latifa been through.

Song name: Kerihtak (I hated you) - كرهتك
Album: Wadeh (In the Arab world) aka Inchallah (Internationally) 1999 - واضح أو انشالله
Song genre: Rock/Arab pop/Folklore
Singer: Latifa - لطيفة
Lyrics by: Mansoor Al Shadi - منصور الشادي
Composed by: Salah Al Sharnoobi - صلاح الشرنوبي
Arranged by: Raymond Gimenes
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)


Your love is false, you have no conscience...
Yes I loved you, I adored you and now I hated you!
I hated you because you are just a mask and a play starring with agony!

You are a lie in the shape of an angel...
For many years and nights my life was devoted to you...
I am writing the story of your love with my tears while you are wiping it off with a pen's stroke!

You successfully won the bet of your friends...
And my love story became a joke which you shared with them...
Go and laugh with them until the morning and my God help me!

You've entered my life by a mistake...
You are just a selfish person and that's why I hated you without compromise...
Oh God, you are the compensation and the judge!

Your love is false, you have no conscience...
Yes I loved you, I adored you and now I hated you!
I hated you because you are just a mask and a play starring with agony!

Latifa perorming "Mawwal"

غرامك مزيف ضمير عدم...
هويتك...عشقتك...كرهتك ...نعم
كرهتك لأنك مجرد قناع و كم مسرحية بطلها الألم

يا كذبة يا انت بهيئة ملاك...
سنين و ليالي حياتي فداك...
انا اكتب بدمعي حكاية هواك و انت بتمحىي بجرة قلم!

رهان أصدقائك كسبته بنجاح...
و أسراري صارت حكاية و مزاح...
روح إضحك معاهم حتى الصباح و آه من الملامة و آه من الندم

لأنك دخلت بحياتي غلط...
و مين انت إلا أناني فقط...
كرهتك و ما عندي أي حل وسط و يا رب انت العوض و الحكم

تؤدي لطيفة موال الصالحي

Thursday, June 28, 2007

OUCH!


OUCH!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy
That's what you get when you try to help a woman :\

I was walking the other day and a woman called me...She was trying to fold her baby chair but she couldn't do it...She asked me to do it :\

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My first DSLR...FINALLY :)~

My birthday is coming soon, I thought to get my self an early birthday gift :D
So I bought a Nikon DSLR...Clearly I've been a good boy LOL
Yaaaaaaai I am so excited I can't thank my self enough LOL
I guess I am not going to sleep, eat, work, shower, breath, tan and pick my nose for the next 6 months LOL
I'll spend my time figuring out how to take photos using it, I am a DSLR dummy *Hush*
Photo above was taken by my Point and Shot, the moment I entered my room :D

First photo...I know it sucks LOL

I can see that it's out of focus and I really should clean my mirror LOL
But give me a break, it's my first shot using my new DSLR...WoooHooo :D
I think I will never stop smiling LOL
Still didn't read the manual, I have no clue how to force the flash off, and how to get a better focus :\
I guess I will spend days reading about it and executing :\

Here is the original size

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hey kids! Always brush your teeth 3 times a day or you'll need to...

You will have to open your mouth widely for almost an hour to perform a root canal treatment.

P.S. The dentist said that this is the only bad tooth I have, he thinks I have a great smile....And I think he was drunk LOL
BTW kids...Drinking is bad too, you need those brain cells :Pp~
Well...I guess It's got out of control :(

Currently I am in the "wise" mood...That;'s why I decided to share something with kids; I wonder If I am a good influence :+

Monday, June 18, 2007

I want no body except you



Sherine has a great voice and childish personality which I love. I always loved her slow songs but what makes this song special the "Maqsoom rhythm" (Maqsoom is the oriental rhythm some people refer to it as belly dance music) mixed with light rock guitars.
The song is very romantic. When Sherine perform the song life in concerts she sing it with different lyrics, the translation below is of the studio version of the song.
The song was never released officially, that's why I know nothing about the writer, the composer and the music arranger...All what I know about the song that it's could be found online since the year 2005.
Begin with the studio version ;)

DOWNLOAD (Studio version) MP3 at 128 KBPS (Hosted by 4shared)
DOWNLOAD (Hala February 2007 concrt) MP3 (Hosted by 4shared)
Song name: Mosh Aiza Gherak Inta (Arabic script: مش عايزة غيرك انت) - I want no body except you
Singer: Sherine, Shereen or Sherein- شيرين
Song genre: Arab pop music / slow

I want no body except you...
I swear I love you only...
You are my only love...
You are everybody to me

Years of my life passed away while I was living in agony...
There was something missing in my life and it was completed with you

My beloved one, while I am with you I feel that I own the whole world and time!
When your hands touches me, It's seems that I am in another world!
I need nobody of human kind except you...
It's enough to know that you belongs to me!


Because I love you a lot, I don't even want to blink!
I want to be with you, see you and live just for you!
If one second passed while I am not with you, I'll die and only your love will keep me a life!


مش عايزه غيرك انت
والله بحبك انت
و الحب كله انت
و انت الناس كلها


دي سنين العمر راحوا
قلبي عاشها بجراحه
كانت ناقصاني حاجه
و معاك كملتها


يا حبيبي معاك بملك بهواك الدنيا و كل زماني
تلمسني ايديك تحضني عينيك تلاقيني فعالم ثاني
مش عايزه خلاص غيرك من الناس و كفايه تكون علشاني


من كثر هواك طول مانا وياك مش عايزه اغمض عيني
عايزه ابقى معاك و افظل شايفاك و اعيشلك كل سنيني
لو ثانيه تفوت من غيرك اموت و هواك بس بيحيني




و هذه كلمات الأغنية كما تعنيها شيرين في حفلاتها


مش عايزه غيرك انت
والله بحبك انت
و الحب كله انت
و انت الناس كلها


يا أغلى من عيوني...
االليل و الشوق جابوني...
لعيونك أنسى فيهم أحزان أنا عشتها


قبلك كان قلبي فاضي...
عايش أيامه عادي...
و أما لقيتك قصادي حبيت طعم الهنا

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Introduce me to her!


That song reminds me of 2003 Summer time, I listened (and still listening) to it probably 10 zillion times...There is a music instrument which sounds like a violin but it's not a violin, it's really amazing. I think it's one of the best songs by Angham, I love her songs and style but there are some songs that you love more than others.
A remix of the song released in the CD, didn't released in the cassette.


Song name: Arrafha Beya (Arabic script: عرفها بيا) - Introduce me to her!
Singer: Angham - أنغام
Song genre: Arab pop music / slow
Album: Omri Ma'ak (2003) عمري معاك

Lyrics by: Essam Hosny
Translated by: Bashar Al-Ba'noon (aka radiant guy) radiantguy.com
Composed by: Tamer Ali
Arranged by: Fahad

Why did you remain silent?
Tell her!
What's going on between us!
Why you didn't tell her about our love story?
Introduce me to her!
Answer me!
Or let me tell her everything and she will be the judge!

Deny my existence to her!
Swear to her that our love is over!
Fool her and tell her...
That your life belongs to her...
That her smile cured your wounds!

Tell her everything you told me!
Every single word you told me!
That you truly feel comfortable with me...
That you've owned the world and the universe the day you knew her!
That's you will belong to nobody except her!

Introduce me to her!
Answer me!
Or let me tell her everything and she will be the judge!


سكت ليه ما تقولها...
فينا بينا ايه...
قصة هوانا و حبنا....خبيتها ليه؟
عرفها بيا...
جاوب عليا....
يا تسيبني اقول القصة و تشهدها هي!

انكر وجودي احلف لها...
ان الغرام بينا انتهى
اضحك عليها و قولها
ان اللي جاي في حياتك لعيوننا هي
ان اللي داوا اهاتك ضحكتها هي

احكيلها زي ما قلتلي
و كل كلمة وصفتلي
انك حقيقي ارتحتلي
انك ملك الكون و الدنيا ديا
ان استحالة تكون غير بس ليا

عرفها بيا...
جاوب عليا....
يا تسيبني اقول القصة و تشهدها هي!

From now on

Amazing song by Laila Ghofran, it's true she is been singing forever yet she is not popular although she have a great voice (according to me). That song reminds me of my trip to Bahrain in November 2006, we had a road trip and I played it constantly. My friends now hate that song because of me LOL
Watch the video below with English subtitles...



DOWNLOAD the MP3 at 160 KBPS recorded from TV (Hosted by 4shared)
Song name: Men Hena Wo Rayih (Arabic script: من هنا و رايح) - From now on
Singer: Laila Ghofran - ليلى غفران
Song genre: Arap pop music / slow
Lyrics by: Tariq Al Shaibani (طارق الشيباني)
Translated by: Bashar Al-Ba'noon (aka radiant guy) radiantguy.com
Composed by: Wa'el Aqeed (وائل عقيد)
Arranged by: Osama Abdulhadi (أسامة عبدالهادي)
Directed by: Anas Di'eyah (أنس دعية)

You've taught me...
Not to say a love world again!
To tell people in love break a part to make your lover suffer!
And when someone fall in love with me...
I will be selfish and get revenge in him!
From now on... I will love no body!
From now on... Safeness does not exists and I will not believe my beloved ones anymore!
After knowing you, I became a different person...
I will never be weak even for one second!
From now on... I forgot all about your love, I will not long to you nor keep a single memory!
From now on... I will think only about my future!

You've told me the greatest love words in the universe...
You made me dream about our upcoming life together...
A day after day I loved you more...
And that was all illusion and manipulation!
From now on... I will love no body!
From now on... Safeness does not exists and I will not believe my beloved ones anymore!
After knowing you, I became a different person...
I will never be weak even for one second!
From now on... I forgot all about your love, I will not long to you nor keep a single memory!
From now on... I will think only about my future!


علمتني ما انطقش كلمة حب ثاني
و اقول على اللي يحب سيبه عشان يعاني
و ان لاقيت في حد قلبه بشوق ناداني
ح ارد جرحك فيه و قلبي يكون اناني
من هنا و رايح مافيش انسان ح يسكن ثاني قلبك
من هنا و رايح لا حد امان و لا ح اصدق حبايبي
قلبي بعدك حاجه ثانية
مستحيل يضعف لثانية
من هنا و رايح غرامك راح لا شوق و لا حتى ذكرى
من هنا و رايح عشان ارتاح ح افكر في بكرة

سمعتني اجمل كلام في الدنيا ديا
خليتني اعيش احلم بأيامنا اللي جاية
يوم بعد يوم ما بقتش بتغيب عن عنيا
اثاريك بوهم خدعتني و لعبت بيا
من هنا و رايح مافيش انسان ح يسكن ثاني قلبك
من هنا و رايح لا حد امان و لا ح اصدق حبايبي
قلبي بعدك حاجه ثانية
مستحيل يضعف لثانية
قلبي بعدك حاجه ثانية
مستحيل يضعف لثانية
من هنا و رايح غرامك راح لا شوق و لا حتى ذكرى
من هنا و رايح عشان ارتاح ح افكر في بكرة

My lifetime


Usually when I listen to any album for the first time, I always get stick with a specific song in the album. "Hayati" (My lifetime) was that song in Latifa's 2007 album (Ma'alomat Akeeda), it doesn't mean that it's the best song in the album but for some reason slow songs atracts me. It kinda remind me of her 1993 song Beyihsibooni (بيحسبوني) they thought; which I totally loved at the time and still loving it.
Recently I used that song as a background song for my first video clip uploaded on google video, It's embed below :)



DOWNLOAD the MP3 at 192 KBPS (Hosted by 4shared) Song name: Hayati (حياتي) - My lifetime Singer: Latifa (لطيفة) Song genre: Arap pop music/slow Album: Ma'alomat Akeeda (2007) معلومات أكيدة Lyrics by: Essam Hosny (عصام حسني) Translated by: Hanine Jaraiseh and radiant guy Composed by: Sherif Taj (شريف تاج) Arranged by: Jean-Marie Reyachi (جان ماري رياشي)


My lifetime just begun...
Before knowing you it was ordinary...
I never noticed what's going on nor felt anything around me....
Now I found someone who really care about me
My life was changed when I met you...
Come closer to my heart and always keep it that way...
Let me see the world through your eyes and live my dreams
Promise me when I need you; I'll always find you with me...
and I swear that I will belong only to you..
I've been through a lot before knowing you...
I don't want to live in grief anymore

Your love is everything to me...
I used to be afraid but not anymore...
You're love made me feel something I never felt before
My darling I feel my heart is safe with you...
My heart is happy and I feel you... It can't hide my feelings anymore
and tells me that I love you
My life was changed when I met you...
Come closer to my heart...
Let me see the world through your eyes and live my dreams


حياتي ابتدت من اللحظة دية...
و قبلك دنيتي كانت عادية...
ما كنتش حاسة بيها و لا باللي فيها...
دلوقت بقالي حد يخاف عليا
انا شكل حياتي تغير بيك...
قرب من قلبي كمان خليك...
خليني اشوف الكون بعنيك...
و اعيش احلامي
احلفلك عمري ما اكون غير ليك...
انا شفت كثير و قاسيت قبليك...
مش عايزة اعيش أحزان ثانية

انا كنت بخاف دلوقت خلاص...
حبك خلاني اعيش احساس...
عمري ما حسيت زيه عمري
فرحان بوجودك حاسس بيك...
ما قدرش يداري غرامه عليك...
بيقولي كلام مش بيخبي
انا شكل حياتي تغير بيك...
قرب من قلبي كمان خليك...
خليني اشوف الكون بعنيك...
و اعيش احلامي