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  1. IMHO, Somali youth are bored, the Somali identity and what it means to be a Somali has evolved and in the ever-changing phases prospered in many parts of the developed world. While also taking on those problems that come with the developed world. The Somali youth living in these sporadic places in the west is surely full of those places home problems and adapted the social norms of said places like gang turfs, opioid addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and etc. However, adapting has been a key asset survival to a nomad. Sometimes we take the best of cultures and excel in life assimilating and progress. Other times, we risk of losing ourselves the deeper we adapt and assimilate and the lines become obsolete. The question really is, what do we do now and where do we go from here?
  2. I'm lacking on how to attach photo's wanted to share these awesome shots i took while in Mogadishu this past month:-/
  3. Dear Mogadishu, I am saddened to learn another horror visited upon you the other day in the heart of your once beautiful downtown. I have a fond recollection of the area — Cinema Centrale, Croce Del Sud, Ufficio Governo, and the classic fashion shops. I understand it was going through renovations and witnessing a renewed sense of hope and revitalized spirits. I am sorry about what the merchants of death and destruction have brought to you. In their twisted, evil logic, they benefit from the atrocity and the violence they foist on you; their survival lies in keeping you in a perpetual cycle of death and destruction. I know your residents are a tough, resilient lot; they braved through so many calamities, but I do not think, for a minute, it is the West that is behind your misfortune. You are just a blip in the West's radar. The culprit is in the midst of the poor, honest, hardworking folks of yours. It is another Somali — a coward, a depraved soul, bereft of morals, hiding behind a variety of masks. He has poisoned your culture and ethics, destroyed your honor and dignity, brainwashed your children, and soiled your reputation. But let me tell you, he is on a borrowed time. Your people are becoming aware and exposed to the outside world, and your youth, ever more educated, restless, believing and demanding a better future. Dear Mogadishu, keep the faith and hope alive, your people will triumph soon and take good care of you! A.Nur Bidar-
  4. No, Most of the Chinese companies in the industry I was seeking were burned by Nigerians who boasted and promised great returns but never delivered:-(
  5. Incredible ...I went to Yiwu on 2009 by way of Shanghai to meet with a cousin of mine who did exports to Africa. Its City where every Imaginable factory has a headquarters there. Most of the folks i met were exporters to Africa and at that time, I was impressed with the folks sitting out in the open comfortably stretched in diners patio (Muslims Restaurants)chewing qat while the Chinese ladies with head scarfs served tea. There was a mall in Yiwu that blew mind, It is a display floor for factories and or also direct purchase. The mall stood in Alphabetical Blocks- A- Z Stretching from one side of the city to the other. In addition, inside each block had Numerical that span 1-1000+ stores. I was whelmed with the cab ride from Malls A to B for different products and how immense it was.
  6. This is First, We were talking about Magac Soomaali , See Camal MMA;-) I don't know any tribe named Baalyiri or Heard reer Baalyiri. Oday Guugal wuu qiyaasayaa, oo saas Baa'La Yiri
  7. Saaxib Cedar Iyo Mallka Soomaaliyeed ee 24ka loo yaqaan buu kuyaal labada shaax shoobka Adeer Shaax Macaan. Minneapolis Minnesota:-)
  8. War soo bax war maheeysidee, oo iigu kaaley Odaygaan ku caanka ah Shaax macaan. Koobkaaga Hore anaa qaba
  9. Wassup Abdi- don't feel so special yet, Malay & Indo ppl call themselves Abdi's too. Maskiin, Kudos saaxib for passing on the Magacyada gaarka u ah Soomalida. My cousins kids Eldest daughter- Dombira Son- Baalyiri Son-Jabarti
  10. Ha! Sadly no, But i'll tell you about it once its in DVD. All bullshit aside, I post it only on SOL and not in any social media for a reason:-) Its worth a Waxgarads time
  11. just saw the movie called " The Pirates Of Somalia". I realize it may not play in major theatres. Though, it has academy award winning actors like Al-Pacino or Academy nominated Like Barkhad Abdi. I have my reservations as to why it is not being played in any of the theatres and had to travel about 45mins outside the cities. I have seen my fair share of pirate movies done in Somalia, Some exaggerated Hollywood style where the American always wins, Some focus on the dialogue more than the action and gun-toting and the suspense. However, this particular one told the story of a Journalist wannabe who spends 5 months in Garowe and Puntland after listening to the advice of his friend to go somewhere dangerous and live to tell about it. He later learns that the truth isn't what the media is after, but to be supplied clips for the stories they already have. Ps. If ever it does matter I have done very small work in this movie as well:-)
  12. Mashallah- Maskiin, If you live long enough you realize that we are all but one-degree of separation. Cajiib, that is absolutely awesome. I will find out with my sisters who were teens in the 70's, I'm from the laters years between ciyaal doobiyo goomo iyo Qooley ceersato & say wallahi generation.
  13. Absolutely Saaxib, The days for our youth to be doing the same is nearing. I was corrected, that picture is from 68'
  14. The Japanese doctor in this documentary is very inspiring, Thank you Maakhir :-)
  15. I absolutely heart Nostalgic images of Somalia, Here is one from sometime in the early years of the 70's, A road trip from Mogadishu with my Uncle Ali Matan Hashi, Aunty Daleys & Big sister Aisha and other relatives