12 December 2006
I spent the last days collecting everything about my "late" site about her, you can read about it here:
Note. Latifa's photos were taken from her last music video "Be Nos Al Jaw" (Translation: In the middle of the mood), some of them were taking during the video's making.
Note. Latifa's photo was taken in the TV show "Star Academy" 2004.
08 December 2006
I was thinking what should it be about, at the time Latifa's album (Wadeh - Inchallah) and her song "Kerehtak (I hated you) was a great hit; I was listening to the whole album all the time non stop. I always loved Latifa since i heard her song "Ew'ah Tegheer" , "Ashan Bahibbak" in the late 1980s and later "Eddeni Forsah Thanya", "Al Donya Betedh'hak Leya" (The world smiles at me) and "Beyihsibooni" (They thought).
I used to change the site's index whenever a new music video release or new photo session of Latifa is out...Here are some snaps of the old indexes:
Note. The one on the bottom/left was the last index before going offline.I started promoting the site through search engines and exchanging banners with other sites and later i had many hits and visitors who started to request more content and that how this site became the largest site about Latifa online until then!
The site contained many sections such as:
Electronic magazine (latest news about Latifa)
Lyrics section (plus English translations)
Wallpaper section, Concerts section, Icons Section, Internet Explorer skins and many more!
My site and the Media:
In the years 2000 there was live interview with Latifa on Nile Variety channel and they show my site on T.V. few days later they broadcasted the inteview again on NILE TV and that's when I came back from (summer school) Final exam of Math or Physics I can't recall it :D
Since then I had more visitors then ever; the TV show didn't publish the address!
The site was the first site dedicated to Latifa on the internet, even Latifa her self admit it.
In the photo below "Khaled Abol Naja" (Arabic script: خالد أبو النجا) browsing my site on TV.
Few weeks later, I had a phone call and guess who was it?
Yeah it was her, Latifa :D
She called me at home and my mother answered her, when I talked to her I was shocked and speechless...She thanked me for the site, talked with me more...Asked about some more informations about me; gave me her number, email and her sister's (Mounira) email who I talked to later.
That was the first interaction (I knew about) between my site and the Media.
My site was published in Internet Guide Magazine (Arabic script: مجلة دليل الانترنت) on 14th of May 2001
"Laha" magazine (Arabics script: مجلة لها) issue 51 / 12th of September 2001
Kuwaiti newspaper "Al Ra'i Al Aam" (Arabic script: الرأي العام) issue 12687 / 16th of March 2002 (Note. That guy with Latifa is not me)
"Al Osrah Al Asreyah" (Arabic script: الاسرة العصرية) magazine issue 1138 / 4-11 February 2003
Plus other magazines such as "Kalam Al Nas" (Arabic script: كلام الناس)
On many TV channels such as LBC (On TV show Carla La La), Future TV (On the show Rola AlHawa), Abu Dhabi TV, New TV and others.In the T.V. show "Sa'ah Beqorb Al Habeeb" hosted by Tony Khaleefah on LBC channel which was broadcasted on 2nd of January 2003 Latifa sent me her regards and that was the first time she menstions my name on TV
Also in the show "Khaleek Bel Bait" which it's hosted by Zahi Wahbi on Future T.V. Latifa sent me her regards and that's was on 3rd of April 2003 (When Iraqi Ba'ath were shoting missiles on Kuwait during the American invasion of Iraq)
And on 31st of October 2003 and during the radio show "VIP" on Middile east "Al Sharq Al Awsat" radio station which broadcastting from Cairo - Egypt.Also on 1st of January 2004 during the radio show "Hamzat Wasl" on BBC radio station wich broadcasting from London, The inteview was recorded on 30th of December 2003 to be broadcasted on the first day of the year 2004.
She also mentioned my name in many TV and Radio shows including Marina FM and Kuwait TV.
I have many video files and audio files about my site, they might be added later.
Latifa's 1st fans club online was founded by me on 6th of April 2001, It's was a part of my site. It's includes many fans of Latifa around the globe, they are sharing everything about Latifa, Pictures, news, discussing everything related to Latifa and more. The fans club's name was changed to "Latifa Fans Family" and later it's became a part of Latifa's official website and then it was moved to facebook.
On Sunday 29th of June 2003 for the 1st time the site's visitors counter hit 200000 visitors since the site became online!On 14th of February 2004 my site was merged with Latifa's official site; and I became a webmaster of her site, my site was online until Yahoo! Geocities deleted it on January 2006.
Latifa's official site domain name is written on her music videos credits (aka outro) :Pp~
In the Mid 2000s, I registered the user name Latifa on YouTube for Latifa's official channel YouTube.com/Latifa
But the channel wasn't active untl few years later because YouTube wasn't as good as it is at the moment...Then I added most of the content you can find there at the moment.
I finally got to meet Latifa in real life on my trip to Tunisia 2008 where I attended few concerts and taken plenty of amazing photos of her on stage.
Notice the flying kiss to me in the end of the video *blush*
We also met in Kuwait on June 2009 when she came specifically to record a song and I was there during the 5 days trip, below a photo slide show of that day (by me of course).
Before and after having my brain surgery she called me and told me some positive things such as "only geniuses suffer from this kind of diseases" trying to lift my spirit, she made me laugh although I wasn't really in a fun place to be, and during the surgery she talked to my father and he told her: "Bashar loves you so much, why don't you marry him?" LOLI also found a very touching article on her official website written about me with many sweet comments of people from all over the world.
And again we met in January 2010
And April 2010, when she came back to Kuwait.
In March 2010 I was a guest on a TV show starred by Latifa on MBC channel, It was one of the scariest experiences in my life
When my father passed away in 2016 she was more supportive than most of my blood relatives
I started with the song "Fresh" and it got more than 1.8 million views in two weeks (you can see my logo and credits in the end).
The upcoming songs will be credited to my e-store (Animated by), which I made to promote Arabic as a language trying to end linking it to terrorism and fighting stereotyping Arabs and Muslims.
06 December 2006
PEOPLE WHO I LOVE THEIR VOICES AND 70% OF THEIR SONGS>- Angham
PEOPLE WHO I LOVE THEIR VOICES BUT I THINK THAT THEY ARE UNLUCKY AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO BLOOM>- Baha'a Al Kafey
- Fadl Shaker (Has the warmest male voice)
- Assi Al Hallni
- Ahmad Al Huraibi (I love his voice)
PEOPLE WHO I LOVE THEIR MUSIC STYLE>- Dania (I adore her song Laily)
NON ARAB SINGERS>- Tarkan (Turkish singer, loved him since he released his English album "Come closer" in the year 2006)
Later I found out about flickr.com, so I created my own account in July 2005 to post my stuff but I wasn't real active until October 2005.
I co-webmaster OFFICIAL SITE OF LATIFA (Arab singer)
I contribute in Wikipedia.org | The Free Encyclopedia.
I am out of English vocabulary so enough with the big words LOL
03 December 2006
I am losing it; Could someone help me finding my head?!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
Ok I had to start with that joke :Pp~
Recently many stuff are going on...
Still waiting for my camera to be fixed :(
Photo taken by some one who used to be my best friend for 14 years, post processed by me, I even don't have enough time to explain what's going on with me...
Anyway I am doing fine, I hope you all do too :)
ATTENSION! KIDS...DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
21 November 2006
When I saw a great flickr design by my friend Ali with great patterns in Pink and Blue. I had no idea how to create similar patterns but I was trying to manipulate the word flickr in Photoshop and I ended up with those patterns. I know it SUCKS but that UGLY thing above is my first attempt, so be gentle on me :">
PEACE & LOVE
Bashar AKA radiant guy
23 October 2006
I did lose many years on silly chats and that's what I regret, I mean I don't hate chats at all but they shouldn't be the main reason for using your PC.
On the other hand I developed many computer related skills such as photography and photo editing.
01 October 2006
ATTENSION: Noses in cameras are larger than they appear!
Originally uploaded by radiant guy.
My brother traveled and took my digital camera with him. He own a DSLR yet he took my cheap point and shot baby :(
Anyway this photo of me was taken on 1st of June 2004 by my friend using my (very first) cameraphone (Nokia 6230i I think...Well I am not getting any younger LOL). Some parts of this photo was taken by my latest cameraphone (Sony Ericsson k800i).
This is one of my favorite shirts...There is a sad story about it (First of all you should know that I could be in love with everything including T-shirts lol)...
In the year 2004 or 2003 not sure, Dam*menopause :S) I took my laundry including a black shirt with the exact pattern on the right side of this photo above to be cleaned. The laundry was burned, they returned all my clothes without any scratch except my beloved t-shirt was burned :(
I couldn't buy similar one because that store only get very limited pieces of each design...Weeks passed and I found this shirt in the photo kinda similar to my late t-shirt.
I know it's a silly story and I wasted your time LOL
But it's a real story :D
23 September 2006
Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from sexual intercourse (during fasting), violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, angry and sarcastic retorts, and gossip. People are meant to try to get along with each other better than they normally might. All obscene and irreligious sights and sounds are to be avoided. Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.
Fasting during Ramadan is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would be excessively problematic. Children before the onset of puberty are not required to fast, though some do. However, if puberty is delayed, fasting becomes obligatory for males and females after a certain age. According to the Qur'an, if fasting would be dangerous to someone's health, such as a person with an illness or medical condition (this can include the elderly), that person is excused.
The reason Muslims fast is to discipline their body and mind. The absence of food and drink and other pleasures provides a perfect opportunity to concentrate on prayer and worship. Not having the luxuries of life to hand makes it easier to reflect on life and be grateful for what we do have. Muslims use this month to start afresh and give their life a new direction.
Read more at Wikipedia
Here is an idiotic Q&A about Ramadhan LOL
Photo was taken in Kuwait city, the capital.
19 September 2006
I've been thinking about it for awhile but I just keep postponing since I've been crowded lately, I finally did my first OBB :D
Usually people who makes OBBs uses a gradient back ground but I decided to add my personal touch with that grass, I am not a farmer though LOL
I would like to thank Serrator for his great ebook, also would like to thank destinelee for her support :)
21 July 2006
Bashar is my name (Arabic for The deliverer of good/great news).
18 February 2006
During the last two weeks I've been working almost 14 hours non stop on the official site of Latifa, and it's finally done!
You can see a snapshot of the index page designed by me of course I do NOT consider that as my best work.
At the time my right hand and my lower back really hurts because of the time I spent online :~ (
What's new about the new design?
- Different colors
- Almost all LATIFA's albums are available for downloading in MP3 format!
- More interactive site with more features such as RSS!
- More video files (Music videos, Concerts, TV Shows and others).
- The English version of the site finally!
09 January 2006
My site was created on 9th of September 1999…
There were many articles in some newspapers and magazines about it, even some TV channels talked about it!
It's was kind of popular site, I had over 500 hits a day!
I spent 5 or 6 years developing it and updating it ; and now it's ALL GONE.
It's felt just like my own son, my sunshine.
Good bye baby!
Good bye son :(