Sunday, April 10, 2005

Kick Off

Besmillah ...

First of all, welcome to Washed Ashore - my personal blog. I hope this is not your last stop here. If I don't make it to your list of favorite or most visited blogs, I hope boredom will at least wash you ashore to here. Boredom?!.. Heh, what a desparate start. Anyhow, here are some Whats and Whys:

- Okey ... So Why Go Personal?
To begin with, thanks to Mubtade'e for getting me into this world: blogging. I started off reading his blog, then Zaydoun and Kuwaitism, and then we created Sa7at Alsafat. I enjoy Sa7at Alsafat since I'm a politics junkie. However, I sometimes had some loud thoughts for which Sa7at Alsafat was not the best medium. Also, Sa7at Alsafat has taken a unique theme since it was launched that differentiated it from other blogs. So I didn't want to compromise that.

At the same time, I was reluctant about publishing my own personal blog because I'm the laziest when it comes to writing. Not only am I lazy, but I'm also a "reactive" writer as opposed to a "proactive" one.

Anyway, I said I'll just give it a try and see how it goes. Hopefully seeing you repeat your visits will put the pressure on me to be active. Or hopefully I'm active enough to keep you tuned. I don't know .. It's one of those chicken-and-egg things. We'll see.

- Why Jandeef For a Nickname?
I never really put much thought when I registered with Blogger. Jandeef was the first to pop on my mind. I really didn't think I'd get interested in blogging this much, but now I am. So I'm stuck with Jandeef, and to tell the truth, I like it.

- What Does Jandeef Mean?
Jandeef (or Yandeef) means fearless. I have absolutely no idea whether this word really exists. A friend of mine, Mohammed, had a boat that he named "Jandeef." I asked him what it meant and he said it meant that his boat was fearless. A wave crusher. Sails across waves rather than along them. And I never attempted to look it up or ask about it. I'll do that some time soon. So stay tuned if you care to find out.

One more note: Bu-Jasim, if you're reading, thanks for the inspiration.

- Why Washed Ashore?
After a 5 minute brainstorming, this is what I came up with. As I said above, the least I wish for is that the blogging world washes you ashore to here to drop a comment. Secondly, hopefully it goes well with my friend's Jandeef-boat analogy. Boat - Shore ... hmm maybe some connection even if it doesn't make sense. Third, hopefully it becomes the shore that my thoughts wash to.

- More ...
I envy you guys who think proactively and express yourselves, in writing, very interestingly. I hope this blog will make me a better writer and better opinionated.


That's it for a kickoff. I don't know how long this blog will last or how well it'll be known, but i'll let it go with the flow and see if I'm a blogger by nature.

Thanks for stopping by and putting up. Please come back again =)

16 comments:

Sloth said...

Dearest Jandeef,
congrats on ur new blog and as they say .. "ya36eek khaira o iykafeek sharra" :P
i've been an addicted reader to sa7at il safat no thanks to u all but.. it will be interesting to see ur own spirit emerging thru this blog..
wish u all the best and as i say .. "keep them coming" ;)

مبتدئ said...

Welcome Welcome

Wow nice Manifesto .. Just add at the end:

WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

:p

la bas sij ana Khayef 3ala isufat, because I wanted you only for Sufat .. (Na7ees)

Anyhow.. Ill be washed ashore everyday.. and waiting for ur personal posts ..

3ash Jandeef

رشيد الخطار said...

Nawwar il internet wallah!

لا نهمل ساحة الصفاة بس.. أنا خايف عليها والله

كثر من العربي
أحلى ;)

بو سالم said...

mabrook ya bo khaan.
mashala alsufat members kilihum 3indihum their own blog except me.
If you think you r lazy jandeef, tathkir il shelf organizer that we both bought?
Good luck

shosho said...

mabrook jandeef!!!

as for political posts, keep them rolling, i'm tuned in already :D

NYchick said...
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NYchick said...

Mabrook :)
Ok I've read your first post and I like it
Same here about the nickname :)

بومريوم said...

مبروك
منزل مبارك ان شاء الله:)

forzaq8 said...

مبروك جنديف

forzaq8 said...

سؤال جنيدف
ما علاقتك بـ
http://www.alwatan.com.sa/daily/2003-10-21/first_page/first_page10.htm

bader said...

mabrook jandeef

forzaq8 lol

Shurouq said...

Congrats, Jandeef :)

مبتدئ said...

Forza

صادووه

Jandeef said...

Thank y'all.

Sloth,

Please keep visiting SS. I'll still be there. And let's see what you got on your blog.
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Mubtade'e,

I still have the Manifesto's link saved. I promise will read it someday but i'm afraid you'll corrupt my brain. You Marxist :P
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Rasheed,

I won't neglect SS. Inshalla I'll have arabic whenever convenient. It's just that sometimes something is better expressed in English.
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Bo Salim,

Lol. No You're Kidding! Okey everybody.. 3 years ago Bo Salim and I bought a giant book shelf that comes with assembly instruction. And he still hasn't assembled it :/
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Shosho,

Thanks for stopping by. Politics will still be mainly on SS. Check out my latest post there about Sharar.
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NYChick,

Allah ebarik feech. Yea nicknames sometimes pop up and ur stuck with them. But that's good, you create a character for the nickname, better than vise-versa.
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Bo Maryoom, Shurouq, and Bader,

Allah Ebarik feek. Please come again =).
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ForzaQ8,

Damn man. Okey my cover is blown. yes =( it's me. I launched this blog coze i was banned from issuing Fatawi in Saudi Arabia and Bulgary.

And that Prince Sul6an, oh he's Good!

رشيد الخطار said...

forza
قوية هاهاها

Sloth said...

Jandeef..
You bet.. reading SS is a daily routine if u know what i mean ;)

don't worry u won't get rid of me that easily ..i'll be keeping a good eye on u :P