"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Bloggers

I dont usually post my GlobalVoices posts here, but I will do it this time because it is dedicated to the fellow bloggers all over this blogsphere.

My last piece on GlobalVoices was dedicated to the very personal bits that makes up this amazing blogsphere of Syrians.

Read it here.

16 Comments:

Anonymous bakkouz said...

-Dubai Jazz, a Syrian architect working in Dubai..
-Lujayn, also working in Dubai..
-Golaniya, a Syrian student studying in Lebanon..
-“Kato”, a Syrian living in Brussels..
-Omar, a Syrian living in Canada..
-Wassim, a Syrian living in London..

can you see the pattern? not really a Syrian blogsphere is it? more of a syrian expats blogsphere :)

August 13, 2007 6:08 PM

 
Blogger annie said...

... and you forgot me, a Belgian living in Syria and loving it.

August 13, 2007 7:24 PM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

how does that make it less syrian? ;)

annie, ur more syrian than u think... i just blame my bad french or u'd be in there.

August 13, 2007 7:48 PM

 
Blogger Golaniya said...

حسيتك أيمن عشوي
:)

August 13, 2007 10:05 PM

 
Blogger Wassim said...

If it sounds like a duck and looks like a duck, then it is a duck!

August 13, 2007 11:04 PM

 
Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

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August 14, 2007 4:15 AM

 
Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

lak ya zalameh, I am so flattered by the mention, thank you Yazan...
:)

And btw, is 'expat' a permanent title? Today I am an expat tomorrow I might not be so any more, but then I will continue to be Syrian, and hopefully a blogger...

August 14, 2007 4:16 AM

 
Blogger K. said...

Yazan, thanks a million! I'm really flattered. Btw, you can leave out the quotation marks;-)

Annie, je lis votre blog aussi, depuis longtemps en fait et avec grand plaisir. J'ai même écouté le programme radio dans lequel vous avez participé (y a bien longtemps) et passé votre url à des personnes au salon de vacances l'année passée.

Expat or no expat... I guess I'll have to dig up some time to work on that bloody profile.

Katia

August 14, 2007 5:26 PM

 
Blogger Katia said...

Btw, he's my cousin, not my nephew. But that's Ok, you couldn't have known...

August 14, 2007 6:51 PM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

Razan,
I have no idea who is that!

Wassim,
It is a duck.

DJ,
Not just that, Most of these "expats" are people who had spent a substantial time of their lives in syria. and even if they didnt, they relate to it so strongly that they wanna write under the title of Syrian. Thats enough for me.

Katia,
Fixed. :)

August 14, 2007 7:15 PM

 
Blogger yaser said...

good job Yazan ,
I follow your posts on GlobalVoices from time to time and you give a good idea about the Syrianblogshere ,actually I have learned about many interesting Syrian blogs from your posts :)

August 15, 2007 12:06 AM

 
Blogger Disaffection said...

Yes its a clearly an outlet. a vent people can channel their true thoughts and communicate their ideas without having to look over their shoulders. Freedom of information is certainly the way forward and brings like minded punters together. Syrians need to find counter the bad press they get in from mainstream media. Keep up the posting and the blogging alive guys!!!

August 15, 2007 8:33 AM

 
Blogger Omar said...

very nice compilation Yazan..
and to those quoted in the post, way to represent :)

August 15, 2007 12:07 PM

 
Blogger poshlemon said...

Nice to meet you all ;)

Yazan: interesting blog.

August 15, 2007 11:58 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ciao ciao! it's amazing what you can do with the internet nowadays :) somehow managed to lose your email, i'm blaming the beer...once angain thanks for the karaoke and the good times at heaven's door! would be nice to keep in touch, at least once in a while! might need a couch in nagoya, haha. my email is nella.astrom@gmail.com. say hi to camilo ;)

-nella

August 17, 2007 4:15 AM

 
Blogger abufares said...

great job yazan, as usual, in bringing us all together.

August 25, 2007 2:02 AM

 

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