Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Celebrations & Farewells

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A celebration of ma3moul.
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A celebration of arabic coffee.
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A celebration of chocolate.
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A celebration of money.
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A farewell to fasting.
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A farewell to 3azayem.
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A farewell to tarawee7.
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A farewell to television.

عيد مبارك و كل عام وأنتم بخير

Monday, September 29, 2008

Brainiac On MBC Action

A new advert came on while I was watching MBC action about new shows in October, and one of them was Brainiac.

For those of you who still do not know what Brainiac is, it really is a science show with a twist. Rather than giving you all the boring information and knowledge, it gives experiments and facts in a fun, interesting way.

Typical and popular shows of the series will probably include explosions, since almost every show includes a new version of an explosion or a crash or a fire. For example, one show included throwing a filled milk truck from a 50ft crane and finding it produced 121dB of sound.

Now thats what I call science!

Anyway, this is great news for all fans, including me. Be sure not to miss it!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's Raining

It seems like it was only a few days ago when I would be coming out of the school gates with sweat on my forehead. And today, I open the curtains this morning to discover it has rained.

Now, as spiritual as Laylit Il Qader may seem, this is definitely a sign that yesterday was not the night - since there must be no clouds in the sky.

But we all went for it anyway and I guzzled down quite a lot Mountain Dew bottles to stay awake this one.

Even with all of that I slept like a log at around 2 o'clock and woke up later at noon. Anyway today I have a 3azoomeh, here in my house. Wish me luck.

So, how did you spend your Laylit Il Qader? (other than sleeping of course...)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thy Will Not Mod

It’s almost a month since I got my Xbox 360. And the idea of not getting to play on it is killing me.

The problem is, it just won’t it3adel (become modded to play copied games). This is what many shops have told me and some other new 360 owners as well. I went from Al-Gardens to Amman Mall to Sweifieh. All of them told me the same thing, since it is a new version that can’t be modded at the moment and I’ll have to wait, maybe a week or month, till a method of modding comes out for these ‘new’ versions.

So I wait. I borrowed an original game that came with my friends Xbox, Forza Motorsport 2, but after a month of playing with it, it got a bit boring. I really am fed up at having to wait, maybe even more months, like another shop told me. One shop told me there was a chance of it never being modded. Of course I rejected that claim.

And now the Xbox is in my cupboard, above my desk, until something happens. Meanwhile, I have some other – maybe – plans to do if it still isn’t modded after a month. And that is the PC.
PC gaming has become rather popular these days. With the PC always being ahead of consoles, it always takes the lead – for those who have the money and the time of course. Building a computer is easier said than done.

My fellow friend, Yazan, reverted to PC gaming long ago. He had invited us over to his house, a few days ago, for iftar - mansaf, of course. Regardless of what we ate, I tried a go at his computer on a game well known to the gaming industry as Crysis.

Probably having one of the best graphics and a unique design and game play, Crysis turns out to be one great game. Now, the possibilities of me turning to PC gaming are rather good, but I will have to see if the Xbox can be modded or not, in the coming month.

For now, I’ll stick to other sources of entertainment. Oh, and studying, of course.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More Prison Break

Here are some more stills from Prison Break, this time the third and fourth episodes of the fourth season of one of the best ever TV shows made.

A lot more break ins, disguises and the bird book is shown to be one hell of a plan that Whistler conjured up, and now T-Bag has to follow in his steps, as we begin to follow along with every element of the plan, that seems to be written in the book.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Prison Break, Season 4

The 1st of September was the launch date for the new season of Prison Break, still airing in America every Monday. I downloaded the first two episodes and I can say one thing - the director is amazing.

Talk about focusing on what people like and dislike from the series, this new season is just right. Seeing that viewers loved most the action - breaking in or out, the planning and the execution - this season is packed full of it, with more to come.

Here are some images I managed to take from the first two episodes, using the rather interesting and light weight Media Player Classic. The next episode airs on 8/9, but it'll be 4am on 9/9 in our time. Enjoy!

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Thy Xbox 360

It is here. After eight months of waiting, and waiting - and praying and begging, the Xbox 360 that I blogged a few months ago about getting is finally here.

Quite a few months ago I ordered it from Amazon so my dad would pick it up while he was in London. The console it self comes in three versions, arcade, premium and elite. I went for the premium.

The 360 itself is not just an ordinary gaming console, it is a high tech computer by itself. Capable of twice the graphical ability of the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360 can generate images that will make you drool twenty litres a second.

In fact, when I was playing a racing game at 1080i on my TV, my grandmother asked me if the trees and the landscape were really computer generated. She could not believe it.

The 360 is now cheaper, in the US, than the Nintendo Wii, priced at $199. Considering that you get a console that is the best in the whole three next generation consoles, that is a bargain for your money.

But enough bragging. I will go, inshallah tomorrow, to a shop in Sweifieh called Boost, to 3adel the console. I will recieve it, according to my friend who did so as well, on Sunday. By then I will be able to play true next gen games.

I'm talking Call of Duty or Gears of War. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ramadan Kareem

Some people might say Bab Il 7ara 3 has come, or some might say A6ayef have come. Some may say fasting has come, and some may just get depressed. And some might even say Prison break season 4 is on its way.

But for most of us, its Ramadan has come. Even though Libya has fasted before every single arab country, but for Jordan, today is the first day of fasting. And it may also be the first time I return to blogging in a few days.

So I guess alot of people will be angry. Teachers will be angry, very very angry. And this time it will be triple, because its summer time, and we now wait until 7 o clock so we can eat something. And the scorching hot sun will greet us every day of the month.

Return to your air conditions people, the only refuge for the citizens. Then I guess it'll either be the computer, the television, maybe the Xbox. Still a long way to go. More bloggin promsied this time though.

Good luck to you all for now and ramadan mubarak.