Archive for March, 2008

Spiky hair and low waist jeans are not a threat to Jordan’s national security

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Spiky hair and low waist jeans are front page news in Jordan. Al Ghad reports that an official in the Ministry of Interior has expressed his astonishment at the rumors of a government campaign against guys and girls who adopt “strange” fashion practices. So it’s official. If you have spiky hair you don’t have a [...]

Jordan misses the train, literally! Can we learn something from Dubai?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

One of the dominant news stories in the papers recently, was the contractual disqualification of the Pakistani-Chinese-Jordanian joint venture to build the railway line between Amman and Zarqa. We’re literally missing the train, again. This contractual fiasco now will delay the building of the railway between Jordan’s largest cities even further. The Amman-Zarqa highway (also [...]

Will April 1st 2008 be doomsday for Jordan’s JD 1 DVD paradise?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

I was shopping for a gadget today in one of Amman’s famous video game stores, when two young ladies walked in and asked if they sell DVD movies. “No,” said the guy behind the counter. “Go to the shop up the road.” As the girls were walking our I heard the guy mumble “the days [...]

Akhtaboot: You’ve seen the site, now watch the movie!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

It’s not everyday that one of the brands we create at SYNTAX comes to life as an animated cartoon character. So this is a cause to celebrate! Our friends at, have just posted their first video advertising on Ikbis, starring Mr. Akhtaboot himself. Fantastic!

Amman twilight zone elevator (spooky)

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Ever wanted to be in two places at the same time? How about being in three places? In Amman there is a building that has a magical elevator that achieves the impossible. Get in on the ground floor, press the button for the third floor and be amazed.. This defies all logic and science. I [...]