September 25th, 2007
Scene 1: The new trend in Ramadan decorations are the big lanterns on the porches or house’s windows. I think it’s more beautiful than the moon and stars neon lights. I think it gives more spirit. What it would be much nicer, if people and neighbours get together, and try to decorate their buildings or neighbourhood as a collective and shared effort. Some areas in Egypt have this every Ramadan as a part of a celebration.
Scene 2: Yesterday I saw a man at the mosque reading the Holy Qura’an from his mobile. I thought it was a funny scene where you can find everyone holding a Holy Qura’an book and he someone holding his mobile and read.
Scene 3: This year I found the numbers of beggars are less. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but this is what I felt this year. Maybe the government played a big role in this.
Scene 4: This year the number of TV shows acceded the whole limits, no one is being able to keep track on what happing. Personally I did not watch any, absolutely nothing.
Scene 5: What’s going on people? why all comedy stars are having shows every night in Amman? Imagine LBC, MBC and future comedy shows are being screened in here!! Are we becoming the hub of Ramadan entertainment for the region?
Scene 6: For this scene I need to take a picture and post it later. I always pass by this “Ramadan Night Club Tent” in Shmiesani where you can enjoy Argeeleh and listen to Original music followed by a great belly dancing show. But what make me wonder are the drawings of Mecca and “Ka’aba” on the tent’s sheets. I always ask my self if it because we don’t know how to brand Ramadan or we don’t give Islam any value anymore. To tell you the truth I don’t know why? For me I think it is so insulting and I believe they should remove it.