Archive for June, 2009

Possessed Business – Comprehensive Transportation “Autobus”

Posted in Possessed Business on June 24, 2009 by ithreedots

Las February, Comprehensive Transportation (Autobus) have decided to force all the passengers who use their buses to buy their “Smart Cards – E-kartak” for JD 1.5 (not charged) with the ability to charge the card from any “E-Kartak” spot, but as I’ve heard most people were not notified about such action.
Last month while I was waiting for “Mecca St Bus” in downtown an Iraqi old man was asked to leave the “Abu Nsiar Bus” because he had no “Smart Card”, I asked the man what he thought of this “Smart Card” he told me that “this company wants everybody to buy this card and I don’t have the money to!” a month before this incedent happened I witnessed a fight between an Autobus driver and a guy from Al Ghor for this card “E-Kartak”

The “Smart Card – E-Kartak” is a good idea if ONLY:
1- buying it was optional, and with less price than JD 1.5
2- The company gave concentrated training to the drivers and employees on how to promote the “new” technology.
3- people from outside Amman were excluded from the calculation!

4- More campaigns were conducted to change the image of the “smart card”

I wish that the guys at the “Comprehensive Autobus” change the way they look to our Ammani residents and take their suggestions into consideration.

* Autobus covers 75% of Amman.

لسمائك A piece of Islam’s controversial “poetry”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2009 by ithreedots

لسمائك كل تلك النجوم ..

التي تتناثر نمشا على وجهي

وجهي رمل العرافة وادواتها ..

حبر الساحرات دموعي والخيبة انشداهي ..

لسمائك كل المناديل المطرزة ..

بماء البكاء ..

بكاء النرجس على ناياتها المذعورة ..

ومن قصيدة “على قلق كأن الريح تحتي” يقول:

على قلق

امحوني لأكتبني من جديد

على قلق أقبلها

كان البحر يرسل الموج فيّ

أغرق على قلق

تقبلني يسقط وجهي سهوا

بين حمامتين انام

This is a piece of Islam Samhan’s controversial poetry!

Go figure!

Tickets… for Moskva Raw Meets 3mman?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 21, 2009 by ithreedots

… Well, I know I never posted anything useful online since I started my own “dot-less” place, but this is a “to post for”!!
yesterday (the 20th) I and my friend went to Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts to take a look at the “new wave” Moskva Raw Meets 3mman is talking about, but something akward was told to me once I laid my eyes on the fist piece that was hung in the hall, which is “hmm you have to buy a ticket in order to see this”! that’s exactly what the guy who “sells the tickets” told me, so I -without saying a word- stepped out of the place and headed the park to have a cigarette just to try to forget what just happened! but apparently I couldn’t! so I went back to the mentioned place and asked the “guy” about the reason why there’s tickets to see an art exhibiton! he answered me -with a hesitant tongue- that this is the new “system” all the art place are taking money to let people in! I quckly gave him long speech on how this thing has never happened to me and how it is so unacceptable it is to earn money from something like this and that other artistic places don’t do so, so the “guy” gently apologized for the inconvenience and asked me to take a look at “Moskva Raw Meets 3mman” for “free”!!! (yeah lucky me)!

…By the way, nothing about “tickets” is mentioned in the event page and a big “THANK YOU HSBC” was hung outside, which means that HSBC bank was more than generous with supporting the event!