24 March 2009

Earth Hour in Kuwait

في يوم 28 مارس 2009، بالجزيرة الخضراء من الساعة 4 و لغاية الساعة 10 مساء
ستقام ساعة الأرض لأول مرة في الكويت

تحديث (1 أبريل 2009) صورت أبراج الكويت خلال الحدث مثل ما انتو شايفين بالصورة اللي فوق ;)

17 March 2009

I wish hearts...

What a beautiful song of Diana Haddad, I honestly love her album more than Nawal's...
I have nothing to say about that song, I just love every single thing about it...Just notice the electric guitar with the oriental "Tabla" between each part she sings.

Song name: Lait Al Qoloob (ليت القلوب) I wish hearts
Album: Min Diana Ela... (من ديانا إلى...) From Diana to...
Year of production: 2008
Song genre: Oriental
Tempo: Slow
Singer: Diana Haddad - ديانا حداد
Lyrics by: Amaal Mohammed - آمال محمد
Composed by: Essam Kamal - عصام كمال
Arranged by: Belal Al Zain - بلال الزين
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)

I wish hearts could heel it selves silently...
Nor keep away of love and says it's enough...
 I wish the beginning of our love was the end of it...
So we won't live in agony nor hidden wounds

It's a shame to meet like strangers occasionally...
After being in happiness toghether
For manytimes, I wrote poems to describe you...
And I admited sincerely my love to you

I dedicated to you the golden days and begginigs of my life...
So our love can nurture in a warm lap
Is it possible for what we used to share to simply die?
Feelings of scared souls were dead!

It's a shame to meet like strangers occasionally...
After being in happiness toghether
For manytimes, I wrote poems to describe you...
And I admited sincerely my love to you

It's a shame to meet like strangers occasionally...
After being in happiness toghether
For manytimes, I wrote poems to describe you...
And I admited sincerely my love to you

ليت القلوب تضمد الجراح بسكات...
و إلا تعاف الحب و تقول كافي...
ليتنا عشنا البداية نهايات...
عشنا بلا لوعة و لا جرح خافي...

عيب نتلاقى مثل الأغراب حزات...
من بعد ساعات الهنا و التصافي...
ياما كتبت بوصفك أحلى العبارات...
و أعلنت لك بالعشق صدق إعترافي...

و أهديتك أجمل عمر و أجمل بدايات...
حتى يعيش الحب بحضن دافي...
معقولة يعني ما مضى بيننا مات...
ماتت مشاعر بالضماير خوافي...

07 March 2009


Originally uploaded by radiant guy
Two strobes were used, one on the camera's hot shoe and the other on a stand set behind the model.

It was cold, long, scary and far away photo session...
Been awhile since the last time I had a similar photo session.
Recently I lost my inspiration, I've been feeling powerless and I thought seriously to quit photography, because I ended up thinking I am not a good photographer based on many reasons.

04 March 2009

Facebook Arabia

Facebook is now available in Arabic
تم تعريب موقع فيس بوك

18 February 2009

قصة تنفع تكون فلم هندي

I always thought of my self as a super human who rarely get down or feel sick until the past two weeks.

I went to work in the first week although I knew something wrong with me yet I had no clue what was it, I had many symptoms of many unrelated diseases...

It all begun with an ache in my joints including my knees, back, fingers and toes, I also had a constant headache and a pain in the back of my left eye.

I went to the doctor during that week and he referred me to a Neurologist where I had an appointment after a month or so!
They also asked me to have a blood test for Rheumatism which turned to be negative.

At night I went to another doctor who suggested iv-drip which didn't work, I kept going on until Thursday 5th of Feb. when I went back home from work, I slept in the afternoon and went to the hospital with my brother...At that time I had a pain in my left eye, left tonsil and a headache.

The ophthalmologist told me I had an infection in my Cornea and dryness in my other eye, he told me to keep away of the computer, TV, reading and of course contacts lenses, And he gave me a prescription which consisted of eye cream and two different eye drops (including Cortisone eye drop).
I also had an infection in my left tonsil (yeah left eye and left tonsil, ironic huh?) so I had antibiotics and Brufen to solve that problem.

At this point you probably think if it could get any suckier?
Oh yeah, just keep reading...

I keep having all the medication starting from Thursday until Monday when I my tonsil felt better so I quit having the antibiotic and the Brufen, but that day I couldn't tolerate the headache so I went to the ophthalmologist (another one), he checked my eyes and told me that I don't have anything wrong with my Cornea nor dryness...It's all internal so it could be eye nerve problem or Retinal, he referred myENT doctor (which I think he did by mistake), the ENT doctor kept tossing me around until I got mad and called my brother who suggested to get back home and go two days later to a doctor he knew.

That day, my brother's friend checked every single thing in my eyes, he even made me have a color blind test (I am not color blind by the way), then he concluded I don't have any physical problem in my eyes...In fact I can see better than he do (despite the blurred vision caused by TV starting from age 13 or 14).

Next day my father asked me to go with him to his Neurologist (who is a friend of my brother in law), since my appointment was set in March...I could die if my diseases was fatal before March but that doesn't matter because order is order.

To make a long story short, when I just started talking about the way I feel he instantly said all the pain I feel in my left eye and the headache caused by my eye's muscles...Which is a result of watching TV, I told him I rarely watched TV (although it cost me 300 KDs) and that's when my father jumped in and said I use the PC alot...
An advice....Never take your father to a Neurologist LOL

He told me I have to take CT scan, my appointment was on 17th of Feb.

Today I went to take the scan, they asked me if I was fasting and I said NO...No one told me.
Then the guy asked me what did I ate?
I replied: Falafil LOL
Then he went to the Doctor and the Machine's specialist (which was a Kuwaiti woman) and told both of them that I ate "Falafil"...
That was one of the most embarrassing moments in my life LOL
Today I finally had CT scan, I have to wait until March to meet the Doctor though :S

UPDATE<3rd> I met the doctor a month or two ago (can't remember exactly) and he asked me to have an MRI because he needed more detailed x-rays of my brain.

I had another appointment on May 2009 for the MRI.

28 January 2009



ذات العجل...
أمشي بها على مهل...

تحية للجواهر الثلاث الحاجة متسوبيشي

19 January 2009

Movie Review

It's been a while since my last movie review, this is my first one in 2009.
That doesn't mean I quit watching movies, I can't quit doing it because movie is something fun to do.

Last movie I watched was Angelina's movie Changeling, it was really sad and knowing it's based a true story makes it even more depressing but it worth watching.

I like horror movies (talking about ghost movies not stupid monisters movies or serial killers), but there is an exception for that rule which is SAW.
I may announce that I proudly watched all the 5 parts of the movies.
Usually when they make part two of any movie they just ruin it, but not SAW. I loved all of them starting from SAW to SAW V which I watched recently.
I do recommend watching all of them if you have the guts.

The woman is a fun movie to watch, crowded with many female celebrites which I love...Actually this is the main reason why I watched it in the first place :D

Not into vampire movies anymore but friends insisted to watch Twilight, I was excited about the promo though. I have a whole new idea of vampires now, I won't mind marrying one now LOL

I loved Ryan Reynolds since I stated watching his TV show Two guys, a girl and a Pizza place I think he is fun. I recently watched two movies of him Definitely, Maybe and Just Friends and both of them are fun to watch.

The worst movie I watched in the past few days was Tropic Thunder, I thought it would be cool since it was full of great actors, but naaaah.

At the moment I am watching a TV show called The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency I love Janice although sometimes she looks like a pile of plastic LOL

11 January 2009

Today on Youtube

OK guys, while I was driving to work today...I heard about a soccer player (African Muslim playing for Spanish team) called Frédéric Omar kanoute who was playing on a game, then he raised his t-shirt that's when a shirt beneath appeared saying "Palestine" in different languages.

He had to pay 3000 USD for doing that...
As far as I know a year or so another football player (also African) kissed "Israeli" flag but they didn't make him pay cash for it...If this is not double standards I don't know what it is.

You can watch him here

I also watched a Palestinian father who lost 4 of his kids in an Isreali bomber by a school of the UNRWA.

You can watch him here

05 January 2009

Amazing artist

من فترة رحت أصور تمثالين لصالح مجلة ذوق للنحات الكبير سامي محمد، من قبل شفت أحد اعماله بس ما كنت أدري إنه له...
التمثال الأول للمغفور له الشيخ صباح السالم الصباح و إرتفاعه تقريباً 3 أمتار و التمثال الثاني للمغفور له الشيخ عبدالله السالم الصباح (اللي تشوفونه بالصورة فوق).

بعدين إكتشفت إن التمثالين صارت عليهم سالفة في مجلس "الشسمة" و إضطروا أصحاب المكان اللي موجودين فيه التماثيل على إنهم يرفعون السور عشان محد يقدر يشوفهم و السبب طبعاً عشان التماثيل حرام شرعاً.

بغض النظر عن هالموضوع التمثالين جد تحفة فنية من تفاصيل و ضخامة، لدرجة إني لما رحت أول مرة أشوفهم إنبهرت و قعدت أفكر إشلون النحات إشتغل على تمثال الشيخ سالم مع العلم إن إرتفاعه 3 أمتار أو يمكن أكثر و بعدين إشلون يابوه في هالمكان؟

عموماً...الصور صورتهم أنا كبروفة لأني كنت حاب أجرب الرسم بالضوء (لأول مرة) في هذي الجلسة تحديداً لأن في بالي أظهر التماثيل بشكل مشابه لتمثال أبو الهول في الليل، حسيت هالأسلوب راح يعطيهم هيبتهم.

جلسة التصوير الأصلية كانت المفروض تكون بحضور النحات سامي محمد بس ما صار الموضوع لأنه كان مسافر و كان العدد اليديد من المجلة راح ينزل، في الآخر إنلغت الجلسة و قرروا ينشرون الصورة اللي فوق من البروفة مع صور أرشيفية للنحات.

إستخدمت إضاءة بيضا في رسم التمثال عشان جذيه لونه مايل للأزرق و الجزء اللي على اليسار حده باط جبدي بس ما فكرت أشيله وقتها لأني كنت حاط في بالي إن جلسة التصوير بروفة بس :S

في الأخير أحب أشكر الأخوة في مجلة ذوق خصوصاً السادة بدر الحجيلان و أحمد الغانم على هالتجربة :)
تقدرون تقرون أكثر عن النحات سامي محمد فب مدونة ذوق.

I had the other day a photo session for Thouq magazine of two amazing statues of the great scluptor Sami Mohammad, which I've seen his work before but I had no idea who was the artist at the time.

The first statue is around 3 meter high of the late prince Sabah AlSalim AlSabah while the other one of late prince Abdullah AlSalim AlSabah.

I've seen the statues before the photo session just to have a general idea about their location and how to shoot them, I decided to use painting with light technique...I wanted them to look the sphinx in the middle of the night, I thought it will give them a prestige.

Few days later I went back for a test shoot since the original Sami Mohammad was going to be a part of the photo shoot but at the time he was traveling abroad and not going to comeback soon so the magazine decided to use the photo above with other archival photos.

I used white light for painting, that's why it looks blueish...I hate the left part of the photo, I could fix that but I didn't because at the time I thought this is just a test photo session :S

I would like to thank Bader AlHujailan and Ahmad AlGhanim for the experience :)
You can find more about Sami Mohammad in Thouq blog.