أرشيف التصنيف: Life

Finally .. Light !

tunnel over the canal

ZinC Says:
December 26th, 2005 at 10:53 am e
ya kaslaaan, no posting for a month?:D


So what was I doing during the last month?

Well, few days after my Alive post my father, mother and sister arrived here in Birmingham and stayed with us (my wife, daughter and I) for about three weeks. We had a really great time and had a chance to go to London and stay there for 5 days. Needless to say, we took the opportunity of being in London to take a lot of lovely tourists pictures and visit the National Gallery to look at Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, more about that later 🙂 .

After that we retuned to Birmingham (two hours trip by train) and my folks left to Kuwait few days after that. Then came christmas, a very sad and extra lonely time for us, believe me it was nothing like the things we see on TV! It was cold, everything was closed and for the first time.. we were home sick 🙁 .

Few days later came the new year, which was another disappointment by the way. Then I started doing my essays for the university.. three 3000 word essays which should be submitted in less than 2 weeks! So it was “Karaf Time” :D.

One essay was about Art and Freedom of Speech which was interesting and challenging, but I feel like I didn’t give it all I have. The other one was the least important one because it was just a draft which will not be assessed and I will rewrite it any way. By the wat it was about Braque.. who was a friend of Picasso.

The last and most important essay for me was about a painting called the Arnolfini Portrait by a Netherlandish painter called Jan van Eyck. Sound’s familiar? Yes it is the painting I went to see in the National Gallery in London. It’s a lovely and interesting painting which many of you may have seen before without knowing it. Take a look at it.

I will talk about this painting and the essay I did about it in another post Enshaa Allah. Believe me, it’s very interesting :).

After I was done with the essays I thought that I need a REAL short vacation, so we went to London again for the weekend. I submitted my last essay on friday, went to London on saturday and retuned on sunday… the day Shikh Jaber passed away!

So.. you see, I did not have much time to be Kaslan any way 🙂

Now after a full, and some times hard, month I can finally say that I’m back on my feet.. I can finally say that I’m able to breath the air and feel the shine of the light.

Thank Allah for everything 🙂


I wanted to write something .. but not just anything ..

Can you see what I’m trying to do?

Looking at countless number of blogs through the years I found out that there are three types of blogs :

1) Everyday New Post Blog: The blogger feels like he have to write a new thing everyday no matter what. Most of the time these are the blogs which are filled with the biggest amount useless rubbish! It might be funny.. it might be entertaining (in a voyeuristic kind of way). But unless you are a really good writer with lots of things to say people will loose interest in the everyday great adventures of yours (or your daughter!) after exactly two days.. and thats a scientific fact!

2) Good Little Slow Blog: The blogger is either (a) don’t have much to say, or (b) have a lot to say but doesn’t have time to say it. Or a mix of the two. These are the kind of blogs that you add to your RSS reader (you know what an rss reader is, right?). The owner gets a lot of time to think about what his next post will be about.. so it better be good (unless he is a bad writer.. which is another story).

3) The Dead and Forgotten Blog: This is the handy work of a very enthusiastic (thank Allah.. then thank you spell checker :D) blogger (or wannabe blogger) who think he is Fuad Al Hashem or Anees Mansoor.. so he start a blog, write his first masterpiece followed by few others, then… bye bye blog.

Now I’m trying hard not to have the #3 blog.. and please hit me with a long salty water soaked stick before my blog become #1!

That was a good post wasn’t it 😀

I wrote something.. and it wasn’t that bad..

So my blog is alive.. and it’s not full of rubbish ..

Thank you Allah again 🙂

Sweet Dreams

Victoria Square in Birmingham
Being back to school -as a student- is a great thing (not when you are in high school.. I know that!). After two and a half years of “working” as a teacher I knew that I had enough.. I was not meant to be a teacher, not in a secondary school.. and certainly not in Al Sabaheyah !

I believe that change is good.. specially when boredom and depression starts creeping in your life. So I started chasing my Cheese. Thanks to Allah, I had a chance to study abroad.. so I took it. Sure, lots of things had to be changed, lots of dreams had to be delayed and lots of work had to be done.. but at the end I’m sure that it will be worth it.

Here I am, 4815 kilometers away form my home in Kuwait, living happily in my new -temporary- home in Birmingham, UK :).

I must say that I never dreamt or even thought at any point in my life that I will be studying something like History of Art. I’ve always thought I will become a pilot, engineer (which was a big mistake!) or graphic designer. To be honest I never dreamt that I would be a school teacher either.. but hey.. Life is like a box of chocolate :). Although my goal is not becoming an art historian but I promise that I will be a great one .. and I promise that I will NOT be one for a long time!

There are many dreams and goals to achieve, and if it takes 10 years of art history to achieve them so be it, lets see who is gonna laugh at the end 😀 .

Wishing you sweet dreams.. and life long enough to achieving them..

Moayad Hassan

The Usual Thing

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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Like every blog in the wold.. this is an entry dedicated to saying “Hi.. and Welcome to my blog”.

Actually moayad.com is more than just a blog, it’s a complete personal website. So make sure to checkout and enjoy the other sections of the site.

I will be posting my thoughts, plans and news in these pages. And together we will see some very interesting developments Enshaa Allah.

Wish me luck and Allah’s support.. and be sure that I wish you the same..

Moayad Hassan