Tuesday, January 23, 2007

DONE!


DONE!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
I FINALLY DID IT :D
Yesterday I re-joined a gym and that's how my body looks like now LOL

I really need to work on my upper body and stomach.
My weight increased in the last 4 years from 49.5 KGs to 56.5 KGs, the coach says because I quit the gym for almost 2 years.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

YAHOOoOoOoOOoooOoOooOoo! LATIFA'S 2007 CD RELEASED

The first time I heard Latifa's new album was on 28th of December 2006, the exact day it was released. I hated it instantly, I always hate every album I listen to for the first time no matter who was the singer LOL
I thought the song's arrangement was the same, nothing new just like all of Fairouz's (If you never heard of Fairouz, she is one of the Arab world legends of all time) songs...When I kept listening to it the next few days I TOTALLY LOVED IT!
However I loved some songs the first time I heard them such as the very romantic song "Hayati" (translation: My life) CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the MP3, and the Arab pop song "Shofto Be Aini" (translation: I saw him with my own eyes) CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the MP3.

The album contained two twin songs Track# 1 which is "Ma'lomat Mish Akeeda" (translation: Indefinite information) and the last track in the album Track# 11 "Ma'lomat Akeeda" (translation: Definite information), in the first song she was talking about the way when a couple break up but she is not sure if that's it, she had a conflict with her self she loves him in parts of the songs and don't want him back in other parts, in track# 11 she is definite that they don't belong to each others anymore. She doesn't want him to be a part of her life and that's clear in the last part of the song when she says (as translated by me):

I resisted everybody to settle down with the one who I love...
You told me that I am not like the other girls; That i am someone different...
You made me feel that I am the only one you've ever loved in the whole world...
Why don't you tell me that anymore?
The greatest words you used to tell me?
I wish I had your real feelings not only your poems...
I can't forget those great days...Although you want me to forget it all!
Dear God help me to walk away of his love...He turned my life into air! (air is a figure speech for something cheap where you can find everywhere, it also means that he spread her love away just like air molecules that's one great advantage of Arab poetry, A word could mean many things)!
Dear God help me, his love doesn't make me happy anymore...Please don't let us return to each others again


I will add full translations in my music blog + some MP3s of the album soon.

Most of the songs in the album depends on Latifa's vocals (Tarab), in the main song of the album "Ma'alomat Akeeda" (Definite information) she almost sings without any music!
Most of the song's album are classics, very different of what's going on these days in the Arab world where most of the singers perform contemporary Arab Pop Music, Latifa didn't perform similar style since 1980s and early 1990s. But Latifa decided to released 2 or 3 contemporary songs, I think "Shofto Be Aini" (translation: I saw him with my own eyes) is the going to be a hit song when the music video released in the coming two weeks.


What makes this album different of all Latifa's albums and most of the albums (by other) these days?
I never thought that I would love that album the way I do, It's true I do love Latifa but I never liked Ziad the writer, composer and arranger of most of the album's songs.
It's kinda funny how some people consider him a great musician, an Arab icon while others hates him.

He has a weird music style, more into Classics/Jazz/Blues and that's the weird thing, he writes poems to be sung but they can't be considered as Arab poems simply because he doesn't follow the Arab poetry rules.

Most of his music work was performed by his mother Fairouz, I don't like her though but I like few of her songs.

Have a great weekend all ;)

YAHOOoOoOoo! LATIFA'S 2007 CD RELEASED

The first time I heard Latifa's new album was on 28th of December 2006, the exact day it was released. I hated it instantly, I always hate every album I listen to for the first time no matter who was the singer LOL
I thought the song's arrangement was the same, nothing new just like all of Fairouz's (If you never heard of Fairouz, she is one of the Arab world legends of all time) songs...When I kept listening to it the next few days I TOTALLY LOVED IT!
However I loved some songs the first time I heard them such as the very romantic song "Hayati" (translation: My life) CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the MP3, and the Arab pop song "Shofto Be Aini" (translation: I saw him with my own eyes) CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the MP3.

The album contained two twin songs Track# 1 which is "Ma'lomat Mish Akeeda" (translation: Indefinite information) and the last track in the album Track# 11 "Ma'lomat Akeeda" (translation: Definite information), in the first song she was talking about the way when a couple break up but she is not sure if that's it, she had a conflict with her self she loves him in parts of the songs and don't want him back in other parts, in track# 11 she is definite that they don't belong to each others anymore. She doesn't want him to be a part of her life and that's clear in the last part of the song when she says (as translated by me):

I resisted everybody to settle down with the one who I love...
You told me that I am not like the other girls; That i am someone different...
You made me feel that I am the only one you've ever loved in the whole world...
Why don't you tell me that anymore?
The greatest words you used to tell me?
I wish I had your real feelings not only your poems...
I can't forget those great days...Although you want me to forget it all!
Dear God help me to walk away of his love...He turned my life into air! (air is a figure speech for something cheap where you can find everywhere, it also means that he spread her love away just like air molecules that's one great advantage of Arab poetry, A word could mean many things)!
Dear God help me, his love doesn't make me happy anymore...Please don't let us return to each others again


I will add full translations in my music blog + some MP3s of the album soon.

Most of the songs in the album depends on Latifa's vocals (Tarab), in the main song of the album "Ma'alomat Akeeda" (Definite information) she almost sings without any music!
Most of the song's album are classics, very different of what's going on these days in the Arab world where most of the singers perform contemporary Arab Pop Music, Latifa didn't perform similar style since 1980s and early 1990s. But Latifa decided to released 2 or 3 contemporary songs, I think "Shofto Be Aini" (translation: I saw him with my own eyes) is the going to be a hit song when the music video released in the coming two weeks.


What makes this album different of all Latifa's albums and most of the albums (by other) these days?
I never thought that I would love that album the way I do, It's true I do love Latifa but I never liked Ziad the writer, composer and arranger of most of the album's songs.
It's kinda funny how some people consider him a great musician, an Arab icon while others hates him.

He has a weird music style, more into Classics/Jazz/Blues and that's the weird thing, he writes poems to be sung but they can't be considered as Arab poems simply because he doesn't follow the Arab poetry rules.

Most of his music work was performed by his mother Fairouz, I don't like her though but I like few of her songs.

Have a great weekend all ;)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tribute to prince Jaber


Tribute to prince Jaber
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
15th of January 2007, one year since the day he left...It's just feels like it was yesterday, time passed in a blink.
He was one of a kind, I really wish If all the leaders in the world were like him, It's would be a great world.

May his soul rest in heaven

الله يرحمه...الفاتحة على روحه.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Joseph the turtle!


Joseph the turtle!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
This is my work's mug, I named the turtle after my co worker Yossif (Yossif is Arabic for Joseph), he is lazy and when he start working he take for ever to complete whatever he is doing.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The story of my MP3 player


The story of my MP3 player
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
As most of my flickr friends know, I usually drop my hi-tech gadgets at least twice daily LOL
I didn't drop my laptop yet but soon or later I will :D
My MP3 player is NOT better than my digital camera or my 3 cellphones and my walkman player...As a result it's doesn't work anymore but later I figured it out that I just needed to reinstall the firmware...I think someone should make a bronze statue for my MP3 player the greatest surviver of radiant guy's heavy duty tests.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Light house


Light house
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
Taken late night during a foggy day...I was bored that day as usual and my friends were busy AGAIN. So I went for outdoor photo session during the fog which I love it's effect in the photos.
When I arrived to the location I was holding a bag in my right hand and my tripod on the other hand; there was a guy who was about to leave but I guess he thought that something exciting was going to happen so he followed me and talked to me...He was my company during the whole photo session.
I guess that was my weirdest photo session ever, I will upload more photos later :)

A lone in the coldness


A lone in the coldness
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
The photo was taken during my last "foggy" photo session. It was really dark but I noticed the bird staying alone there. It was really cold and dark that day (The brightness is post processed), I kinda felt sorry for the bird; I really wanted to join him except I left my boots at home :(

During your absence

This is kinda old song of Latifa, released in the year 1995...At the time It was one of my favorite songs in her 1995, it's melancholic song with slow Sharqi (Oriental) rhythm.


DOWNLOAD the MP3 at 192 KBPS (4shared host)
Song name: Fi Gheyabak Anni (Translation: During your absence)
Singer: Latifa (لطيفة)
Genre: Sharqi (Oriental)/Slow
Album: Wo Akheeran (Finally) 1995
Written by: Abdulwahab Mohammed (عبدالوهاب محمد)
Composed by: Amjad Al Otafi (امجد العطافي)
Arranged by: Azeez George (عزيز جورج)
Translated by: radiant guy (me)


During your absence...
Every single day seems endless...
I feel that the time is barely moving...
The atmosphere around me is cold and a fire is burning my heart inside out!
During your absence, I am bored of my self!
I can't indoor it nor tolerate it anymore!

During your absence...
All people looks weird to me...
Nobody can understand me even my close friends
I've never imagined my self being in that situation until now when I had to deal with it for real!
During your absence, I am bored of my self!
I can't indoor it nor tolerate it anymore!

I am barely a life!
I feel like a featherless bird!
My longing to you is driving me crazy and I can do nothing to stop it!
I've never imagined my self being in that situation until now when I had to deal with it for real!
During your absence, I am bored of my self!
I can't indoor it nor tolerate it anymore!