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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Running after the money

Running after the money

8 Oct, '135 Comments

One simple but powerful mantra I’ve followed that led to many of my successes is “don’t run after the money, it will always run away from you; do your job well, and money will come running after you.” This advice was given to me by my late father, may he rest in peace. I must […]

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We Are SPARTA!

We Are SPARTA!

6 Oct, '130 Comments

Who’s not familiar with that blood-curdling cry before the hapless messenger gets kicked into the well to his death? Very few I think. That particular scene in the film 300 must now be one of the most popular in film history. That shout conjures up images of pride, determination and patriotism. To me, the word […]

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Changing lenses

Changing lenses

5 Oct, '136 Comments

One of the things I love about blogging is the creative and intellectual energy that the process generates which I in turn invest in every post. Yes, the results may vary, but each post holds an issue that I cared enough about to voice. I miss this. When I stopped blogging, virtually since that fateful […]

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Resting Man

Resting Man

7 Sep, '130 Comments

Love these accents around our garden. This one is resting at the bottom of a palm tree. Seems to be quite content there too.

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Mahmood Al-Yousif’s Int’l Media Awards Acceptance Speech

Mahmood Al-Yousif’s Int’l Media Awards Acceptance Speech

20 May, '1310 Comments

Here’s a video of my acceptance speech at the International Media Awards in London. Enjoy!    

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