Archive for the 'Family stuff' Category

Dubai photo diary

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Back in Amman, where Flickr is not banned. Uploaded
86 photos from our Dubai trip. No time for tagging or descriptions. Will do that in the coming few days. There is a lot to blog about too.

You know you’re in Dubai when..

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Well, actually I had a complete set of pictures sagged and ready to upload to Flickr. But, as I just experienced first hand, Flickr is blocked in the UAE. This is bad..

Eid in Dubai with family and friends

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Yesterday, on the spur of a moment, Salua and I decided to hop over to Dubai for the Eid holiday (note: we have non-Arab passports!). Amazingly we found tickets on Emirates and were able to buy them in the evening, although most of Amman was closed as the pre-Eid day is a public holiday in […]

Happy 2006! The late 2000s have begun!

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Some 20 minutes ago I was out on our street with Salua and son Qais (aged 7). It was his first time to be awake past midnight. With sparklers in hand, we awaited the countdown. Their air around us was already full of the sounds of distant fireworks going off in Amman’s suburbs. Then, at […]

Christmas in Bethlehem 2005: under the shadow of Israel’s wall

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

The 2nd channel of the German public TV network (ZDF) tonight opened its nightly news with a depressing report from Bethlehem. The city is practically being suffocated by Israel’s separation wall. Although Bethlehem has tried to look festive for Christmas this year, the streets are empty and nearly devoid of any tourists or pilgrims. The […]

Steve Jobs: An ‘Arab American’?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

A story has been making the rounds on the web lately about an unauthorized, still unpublished new biography of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs.

The story of Jobs as an adopted child is well published and known. It was also know that his bilogical father was Arab (who emigrated to the US in the 1950’s and worked […]

Aqaba’s tourism brand starts to make an appearance

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

The Aqaba tourism brand that SYNTAX developed earlier in 2005 is starting to make an appearance. This is an ad campaign for Aqaba’s Ramadan nights that we designed and that made its debut in the papers today.

Also watch out for the Aqaba.jo that Batelco are designing, based on our brand guidelines.