Saw Toy Story 3 today. Overall, great movie. I had moderate expectations and as usual Pixar got the formula right for Toy Story. Good creative story line, humor, a little bit of action, emotional, and visually stunning. Lots of feel good moments and you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the movie. Definitely a must see this summer. I saw it in a regular theater cause 3D was sold out. I will probably go see it again in 3D.
This song by Marcel Khalife is one of my all time favorite songs. Its soothing with great relaxing rhythm and amazing lyrics (the lyrics is actually a poem written by Mahmoud Darwish). My friends used to make fun of my voice singing it. I once recorded myself and found out how much I butchered the song.
The second song is also by Marcel. Its called Ummi which means “My Mother”. Here is the lyrics for it:
|Marcel Khalifa – To My Mother
I long for my mother’s bread
Take me, if i return one day
As a scarf for your lashes
And cover my bones with grass
Baptized by the purity of your heel
Tie me up
With a lock of hair
With a thread that points to the tail of your dress
Perhaps I will become a god
A god I would become
If I felt the bottom of your heart
Put me, if I return
As feul to light your fire
And a washline on your house’s roof
Because I’ve lost my strength to stand
Without the prayer of your day
I’ve grown old… return the stars of childhood
So I can share with the sparrow chicks
The way back
To the nest of your waiting
مارسيل خليفة – إلى أمي
أحنُّ إلى خبز أُمي
وتكبرُ فيَّ الطفولةُ
يومًا على صدر يومِ
وأعشَقُ عمرِي لأني
أخجل من دمع أُمي!
خذيني، إذا عدتُ يومًا
وغطّي عظامي بعشب
تعمَّد من طهر كعبك
وشُدّي وثاقي ..
بخصلة شَعر ..
بخيطٍ يلوِّح في ذيل ثوبك ..
عساني أصيرُ إلهًا
إلهًا أصير ..
إذا ما لمستُ قرارة قلبك !
ضعيني، إذا ما رجعتُ
وقودًا بتنور ناركْ ..
وحبل غسيل على سطح دارك
لأني فقدتُ الوقوفَ
بدون صلاة نهارك
هَرِمْتُ، فردّي نجوم الطفولة
درب الرجوع ..
More holiday deals are popping up.
- Xbox 360 Elite w/ Lego Batman, Pure, & Choice of Call of Duty 4 OR Spider-Man: Web of Shadows – $299 (3 games total)
- PlayStation 3 120GB w/ LittleBigPlanet GOTY & God of War Collection – $299 (3 games total)
Ubisoft released a number of episodes supporting the launch of Assassin’s Creed 2 called the Lineage series. These films are intended to “focus on the story of Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze” and delve into the history of “the Assassin’s Creed 2 storyline and characters”. Here is the complete video file of the Lineage series.
A while ago, I posted the first 3 videos on Assassin’s Creed 2 Dev Diaries here. Here are the rest of the Dev Diaries.
Are you done with Modern Warfare 2? Here is more for you to look forward to:
I came across the Dev Diaries of Assassin’s Creed II and the game looks great. Gameplay looks as clean as Cinematic scenes. Here are the videos:
Uncharted 2 (PS3)
God of War 3 (PS3)
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Assassin’s Creed 2 (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Lost Planet 2 (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Bioshock 2 (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Crysis 2 (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Bayonetta (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Splinter Cell Conviction (PS3, Xbox360, PC)
Darksiders mixes elements from Devil May Cry, God of War, and open world action with some RPG character development gameplay.
Looks pretty interesting. Here is a more detailed walk through that shows more in game action: