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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

al-3alam ekhwat sharmota, ya 7akeem

I still dont have internet, probably on friday with more updates on Sakura and Nagoya... but for nowm I just need to scream my heart out...

Why the fuck is it that always the third question I get from Syrians [after whats ur name, and where are u from] is, *Men wen ballah, men al-lad2ieh nafsa walla men al-reef?*

3ala 2olet ziad,
al-3alam ekhwat sharmota, ya 7akeem


Blogger Omar said...

don't worry my friend.. our version is slightly different but still the same:
Q:min wen el akh?
Q:ou el ne3em walla.. min wen min el sham?
A:min el mezzeh
Q: ya3ni khanetkon bil mazzeh walla saken bil mazzeh?
A:....... (in silence saying: el 3alam ekhwat sharouta ya 7akeem)


April 04, 2007 9:35 AM

Blogger Okimos said...

yeah .. i always get that .. i fucking hate it ..

April 04, 2007 9:37 AM

Blogger Ihsan said...

eh it gets even longer....after they figure out your seventh grandparents roots and if it turns out to be from the same place as theirs....

Q: Do u know flani ibn el flani?
A: Not really into the family members.
Q: Tayyeb what about flaneh ibn flaneh...
A: It's a big family, I hardly know my uncles' names.

But for you Yazan, the question if min el balad walla el reef has a different indepth meaning.

April 04, 2007 3:38 PM

Blogger abufares said...

- men wen 7adertak?
- men wen men tartous?
- men aya mantqa bi tartous?
- wen haydi, b3ideh 3an al-share3 al3arid?
- bta3ref abou houssam???
- abu houssam 3ando ma7al kahraba2yat wa bi salle7 khlyawi. akhouh la abou 3adnan... bta3erfoh la abou 3adnan?

"Kiss Ikht hal 7adith... Tele3 men tizna" ;-)

April 05, 2007 12:23 AM

Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

LOL Yazan!
I heard of another witty variation for this , which I am not so sure of so it might need a further confirmation on your part....
Another crucial question goes like this:
Q- 7itini wala Tishrini Al Akh?
Now if the intended person is not into sport then there will be a quick detour to your version! ;)

April 05, 2007 12:28 AM

Blogger اسفرجل said...

Updated news from Syria at:

April 05, 2007 1:25 AM

Blogger Yazan said...

man, its crazy how stealth and smart these people feel when asking that... ya3ni ma ba3ref, enno khayo khalas be22a w es2alny men al2awal 3alawi walla senni la7atta eje2rak w ekhlas.

I know...

walaw ya Ihsan, it does not have any other meaning, and its not indepth at all my friend... ;)

Abu Fares,
dakhlak bta3ref bet melhem, sakneen tamaman janb makrtab al-ahlieh al2adeem... ;)

very true on a certain level, but thats only in football...
I used to play in Tishreen basketball team for a long time, they have different terminology there because the *demographies* are different... ;)

April 05, 2007 10:15 AM


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