Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Just when you think this couldn't get any more ridiculous! Greece surprises.. this time with Iceland!
The ongoing Greek-Macedonian dispute has spilled over to affect Icelanders…in Washington DC and Norway.
The issue came up when Hjalmar Hannesson, Iceland’s ambassador to the USA decided to screen the new film by Norway-based Icelander Sigurjon Einarsson.
Einarsson’s film is called ‘A Name is a Name’ and is set in Macedonia and explores the country’s relationship with Greece, which claims the name Macedonia is already in use by a region in Greece and cannot therefore be used by the nation of Macedonia. This seemingly minor issue has soured relations between Skopje and Athens since Macedonian independence in 1991 and has even stalled Macedonian intentions to join the EU and other organisations.
Macedonian sources claim that Athens threatened to hinder Iceland’s own EU application procedure if Hannesson decided to show the movie. The proposed date of the private screening and whether or not Hannesson has chosen to go ahead are not yet known.
From MINA, the Macedonian International News Agency:
“On October 21, Icelandic Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Hjalmar Hannesson, invited a select group of invitees to his Washington, DC residence for a screening of a film by Icelandic filmmaker Sigurjon Einarsson.
“Upon hearing of this, Greece’s foreign ministry via its Embassy in DC had sent a communique to Iceland’s US Ambassador not to showcase the movie, hinting Athens could made life difficult for Reykyavik’s application for EU membership.
““A Name is a Name” movie was being shown as a part in spreading Icelandic made culture in the US. This may be the first time a foreign Ambassador is told what movie he can’t show at his private residence by a foreign country. Pesky Athenians.”
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It really is frustrating to keep hearing about conferences, actions, campaigns and zillions of other activities to raise awareness about the Climate change and the Global warming and find out later that no results have taken place. At least i haven't felt any change.. nor have seen any optimistic reaction from anyone... why? well because those countries who are concerned to do those actions are well.. wealthy enough to fund such projects.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
She explained further.. that monks and nuns.. used to crush the bones of the saints.. and mix them with the color powder.. and use that same powder to draw on the walls.. so that the saint's body actually is on the wall.. this heritage and tradition.. actually explained in my head why in the Orthodox churches even in Jordan.. people kiss the icons.. and the walls.. which means that this tradition happened in all the places Orthodox Christianity spread.. including Jordan & Palestine. With that the nun also explained why the icons and drawings inside were not repainted.. to keep it authentic and holy as it was drawn when the monastery was built. Below you can see the drawings am talking about :
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Going back in time remembering MJ and his music.. and flipping through my memories.. i came across this song.. i remember how powerful it was at that time.. and how much energy can put in you.. and determination to make the Dream come true.. now.. I looked it up.. and found it on Youtube.. listend to it.. the impact is the same.. i still want to have the dream coming true.. but did i do anything in the past 10 years since the first time i heard this song.. to make this dream come true? No.. i wonder what can i do now.. so that 10 years from now i won't feel that bad as today...
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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