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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. 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-

  3. 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.

  4. 13 hours ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:


    I think it is a clan name, according to Odey Guugal.


    Poet, reerkaaga wey abtirsadeen see camal. :D

    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

  5. 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





  6. 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:-) 



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  7. 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.

  8.  Alx Woke up to a wonderful Monday Ambitions. Made one bad business decision on Friday, regretted this morning. Life goes on, my day isn't over. Doing a volunteer class for eighteen 7graders, all of them Somalis.Inshallah this will fill in the void ;-)


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  9. Mind = Blown- Thanx for sharing that special puzzle piece to history  Sxb.

    On 11/26/2017 at 8:52 AM, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

    This is an image of my father's gun permit from Banaadir region in early 1960s. I really didn't even know that at one time guns were permitted legally.


    Unfortunately, the date and name was handwritten, thus the pen ink disappeared. However, I believe documents like this should be saved for historical purposes.




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