What does this mean? when do we start fasting?

Ever since Ramadan started, Al-Qabas‘s been using this Ramadan Emsakiya from Kuwait Finance House. Looking at this everyday, on page 1, is very misleading and confusing. Exactly what time should be start our fast? If it is Fajer Prayer time, then since when have we started using that as our Emsak time? I don’t know about you guys, but I still prefer traditional Emsak times.


Ramadan’s TV show schedule for this week on all TV channels

If you want to know what shows are airing and at what times on most TV channels, then head over to Al-Watan newspaper.

It ran the TV schedule for mosalsalat Ramadan, on all TV channels, for the whole of this week. If you like watching TV in Ramadan, then you definitely have to print it out.

It’s a good schedule that includes almost all channels like Al-Watan TV, Kuwait TV, Al-Rai, MBC, Abu DHabi, Dubai, Rotana 1&2, Fan, Al-Youm, LBC, Future, and something called S.

Click on the pages to get to the main pdf file of each picture here and here.

Older posts about Ramadan TV Shows are herehere, here, here, and here.

Ramadan Kareem مبارك عليكم الشهر

Ramadan kareem to everyone with my best hopes of an easy and peaceful fasting

مبارك عليكم الشهر و تعودونه كل سنة انشاءالله

I leave you with this Emsakiya, which I got from Gulf Bank

Look at how many times Bill Gates was on Time Magazine

I found like 8 Time magazine covers of Bill Gates, then I got tired and gave up. I bet he was on like at least 20 covers!!

Classic novel, great love story

In between me trying to fix my broken HD and having the early symptoms of the flu; something wonderful caught my attention on TV. Love in the Time of Cholera will be shown on some channel, and it will be dubbed in Arabic.

I say wonderful, because this novel is a top favorite of mine. I’ve been reading it over and over again for a really long time. I even got so excited a couple of years ago, when I heard that it’s finally being turned into a movie. I was in London when it premiered, and I got to watch it in Odeon Leicester Sq.

Needless to say the book is much better than the movie. But what was even more shocking was how bad the movie was. I mean the movie costed $50 million. That ain’t change money or coins. How come they couldn’t hire better screen writers or show more extravagant things. I wasn’t disappointed when I knew the movie didn’t even break even with the cost. In any case, I deleted the whole experience from my brain, and now I’m only able able to remember the novel and nothing else.

The author is Gabriel Garcia Marques, a winner of the Nobel prize in Literature. He has been accredited with bringing Latin American literature to the world. He won the prize for his other novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Thank good this novel wasn’t turned into a crappy movie too!