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Do you know kuwait National Anthem ?

I remember back in school , when the Kuwait National Anthem play during the morning that most student didn’t know the other lyrics for the National Anthem , everyone just knew the first verse , since it was the easiest , but if you asked anyone about the rest , they don’t remember it .

For a time I had it memorized, my memory of it has missing words here and there.

Anyway I was reading news on the net here and there and found this

About 61 percent of Americans, or nearly two out of three, don’t know all of the words to the 74-year-old national anthem, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey. So the 3-year educational initiative aims to reteach Americans the “Star-Spangled Banner” and get us all singing it again — proud, aloud and in public.

Detroit Free press

Wow, that a big percentage, I wonder if we have similar or even bigger (I would estimate it around 20% not know if you ask about the first verse only, 85% if you as for the full one)

What got my attention in that article isnโ€™t the percentage, what got me was that DaimlerChrysler, was funding the project, why canโ€™t private sector in Kuwait to do his share in Kuwait? Do we have to impose Tax code and have deduction in it so they start throwing money on projects like this?

Anyway , i’ll try to write it , maybe i make a mistake , if you notice any, comment ๐Ÿ™‚ , also to help you read it
here is a mp3 tone for first verse

ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ
ูˆ ุนู„ู‰ ุฌุจูŠู†ูƒ ุทุงู„ุน ุงู„ุณุนุฏ

ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ
ูˆ ุนู„ู‰ ุฌุจูŠู†ูƒ ุทุงู„ุน ุงู„ุณุนุฏ

ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช
ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช
ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ

ูŠุง ู…ู‡ุฏ ุงุจุงุฆู†ุง ุงู„ุฐู‰ ูƒุชุจูˆุง
ุณูุฑ ุงู„ุฎู„ูˆุฏ ูู†ุงุฏุช ุงู„ุณุญุจ
ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงูƒุจุฑ ุงู†ู‡ู… ุนุฑุจ
ุทู„ุนุช ูƒูˆุงูƒุจ ุฌู†ุช ุงู„ุฎู„ูˆุฏ
ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ

ุจูˆุฑูƒุชุง ูŠุง ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ู„ู†ุง
ุณูƒู†ุง ูˆ ุนุดุช ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ู…ุฏู‰ ูˆุทู†ุง
ูŠูุฏูŠูƒ ุญุฑุง ูู‰ ุญู…ุงูƒ ุจู†ู‰
ุตุฑุญ ุงู„ุญูŠุงุฉ ุจุฃูƒู…ู„ ุงู„ุงูŠุฏู‰
ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ

ู†ุญู…ูŠูƒ ูŠุง ูˆุทู†ู‰ ูˆ ุดุงู‡ุฏู†ุง
ุตุฑุญ ุงู„ู‡ุฏู‰ ูˆ ุงู„ุญู‚ ุฑุงุฆุฏู†ุง
ูˆ ุงู…ูŠุฑู†ุง ู„ู„ุนุฒ ู‚ุงุฆุฏู†ุง
ุฑุจ ุงู„ุญู…ูŠู‡ ุตุงุฏู‚ ุงู„ูˆุนุฏ
ูˆุทู†ู‰ ุงู„ูƒูˆูŠุช ุณู„ู…ุช ู„ู„ู…ุฌุฏ


well i just upgraded wordpress and as you can see i have problems , i’m going to try to fix them but i think its going to drive me crazy

edit : thanks to bloboz help i managed to fix the comment problem

bloggers meetup

It was the monthly kuwait bloggers meetup , this time we went to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf a very nice establishment , i was there a bit early ( i always try to get early if i have a meeting or interview or date with someone , getting early is better than getting late )

anyway , it was a nice to attach faces and sound to bloggers , first to come was the crazy afro man , tatabotata his afro is something you don’t see a lot here in kuwait
then Nibaq or as some call him blogging godfather
then Bloboz the man with crazy thought , the man you always agree with , the blogger who everyone enjoy his posts they steal it
then busynow ( i’m out of crazy naming ๐Ÿ™ )

we sat there , talked about blogging , gossiped about some bloggers , one of us had too much gossip
disucssed latest topic , then it became general chat , the topics ( ุณูˆุงู„ู ) just drift going here and there.

meeting strangers is a new experince for me , of course this is the second meeting with bloggers , most who i met in the first meeting ( bloboz was the new guy , and he got a friend with him , maybe to back him up ? ๐Ÿ˜› )
of course since there is a month gap between each meeting and the other we got to talk about what happened to our life , sometimes there are stuff you wouldn’t want to post in a blog, but would talk about it normaly with friends

thanks for the fun night blogpalsยฉ ๐Ÿ™‚


the fad now is E-government , everyone want everything online , some make it , some don’t

of course since we in kuwait enjoy participating in fads , they started kuwait e-government
some Ministries have working functioning sites , with much help online

for example Public Authority for Civil Information have
Civil ID Enquiry Service ( of course you get more service in arabic , since its the offical language in kuwait )

saddly most Ministries have sites that only have normal information , no updated statistic , or service that they perform and give it to us online .

for example Ministry of Intertior ( again english site suck and you have to use arabic ) has no statistic so ever , you could ( for a short time , around 2 days after they opened the site ) check your tickets online , which is great , better than calling and waiting for someone to pick it up , then they removed it .
of course , knowing how stuff work in kuwait , they had it open for a few days , showed it to the Minister and select others who happen to control the contracts for renewal …etc , and afte they saw it they don’t care about it anymore and since it take resource they took it down

the first link to the e-government site could help you people working on Kuwiki so go and and write more , don’t let me and nibaq article stay lonely ๐Ÿ™‚

rain and picture

Knowing that most people would be in the street on 25 Feb I didnโ€™t want to go out
But then the family told me they were going to wafra at one of our relative farm
The weather was fine so I agreed

Not long after we left it started heavy raining, and I do mean heavy raining!!

highway to wafra

After a while it stopped, later we found out that it kept on raining in Kuwait city, yet it wasnโ€™t raining as much (kind like few drops here and there) the further you went south

Any way, I want to discuss another thing, how do you people with camera take pictures!! My god I canโ€™t even stop anywhere or walk to take a picture
Once I hold the camera to take a picture of anything people start looking at me, I see people getting there mobile and start dialing , and i have to move or the cops show up ( they did once ) .

I remember back in 1999 , It was summer training , I was stationed at Directorate General of Civil Aviation , I had to make a report , so I borrowed a digi-cam from a friend of mine
Went there, took some picture inside and the next day I got one of the student to help me take picture outside, me with the plate that has the name outside

Less than 4 minute later, airport security jeep come and take it us to interrogation, after ยฝ hour of interrogation they found out we just wanted to take a picture for a report (which what I said the first minute, but you know police & security), they let us out and told me to get a permit, I asked where from and nobody knows

( of course i did manage to get a picture later for the report, below is what i used )


So since I canโ€™t do like others (cough cough mark cough) and say Iโ€™m from outside Kuwait Does anyone know where to get a permit?