Um Kalthoom Exhibition @360… Laaaa Y6ofkoom!

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I heard about the Um Kalthoom Exhibition opening in 360, i remember someone saying it cost a lot of money to make…

i really didn’t pay attention. Nor did i care. for one thing, i HATE HATE HATE um kalthoom. I think her songs are soo boring they put me to sleep right away… kaifi!

Why would i go to her exhibition balla?

I was walking in the middle of 360 when i saw a set of what looked like hanged handkerchief -spelling?- .. she was well known for hers… i step into the platform and look at it, then i go down… ready to go shopping…

Then this very very sweet tanned lady smiles in my direction – a rare thing in Q8- and asks “i3jbich il ma3rath?”

I told her… “makoo ilaa hatha 7safa …”

Fa she goes “laaaaaaaaaaaa mo ihneee il ma3rath… she shows me the directions to the entrance, which i should say is not very noticable… and asks me to take a look since she was one of the organizers…!

Entrance

Entrance

i yank at Butootee’s arm… i know he adores om kalthoom, always singing some song that goes “laman shoftooh shafetoo 3yonee” akeed 3yal ur nose will see y3ni? o told him lets go see…

and my GOD ….  that was one experience im PROUD OF… i am actually PROUD such an exhibition is held in Q8.. walla we te6awarna…

first off… the exhibition is Mesmerzing… there is no other word describing it… picures below might give u a glimbse but it won’t do it justice…

It is also modern and sophisticated, way beyond any other exhibition ever held in q8… it reminded me of an exhibition i have been to in the colluseum in Rome, Italy… it reminded me of the lovely professional exhibitions held in the british meusums… it is way out of kuwait’s other exhibitions leauges…

Fa law sama7taw if ur planning an exhibition, either hire the same people who made this happen or spare ur self the embarrasement. Perioud!

If only there were not so many kids sleeping on the dark floor… siiigh…

and im a sucker for old stuff and history! If it’s old and used, i go and watch and imagine how they used to live and use it… it is pure magice to me… for example u see her gucci bag and shoes and her dior sunglasses that she wore DECADES ago… before we even had oil, when we were still 7effay bel sekeek o byot 6een… and u think to ur self 3la shino hal mooga ilee i7na feeha?

You see her gramaphone, her prayer mat, her pictures, funny ones from when she was in Q8 visiting, u see her passport and her medals of honor and her dresses… oh my god how thin was she to fit into those? and they are good dresses!!! Why does she always look fat then on TV?

Ako letters and stuff written by her and by Ahmad Shawqi the famous poet we memorized his poems in school… o state of the art stuff that u stand under o they play automatically… o many many memorabillia…

In other words… go people GO… discover what the modern people do for entertainment besides sitting in cafes flaunting their’s BB’s and staring at each other while thinking we are the only good civil people to have walked the face of the earth… go and be inspired…

o many pepole were taking pix fa i took some… i would like to share them with you but those R NOTHING… go see for ur selves!!!

P.S. if u know the nice tanned lady, tell her thank you very much, for being sweet enough and for directing me to the exhibition, 3ajabni wayed wayed… ya36ekom il 3afiya o we want more more stuff!!!

Um Kalthoom and a cute iskhala!!!!

Um Kalthoom and a cute iskhala!!!!

Um Kalthoom in Q8

Um Kalthoom in Q8

A small note UK used when she was visiting paris, her hand writing of some thingies in french, i wonder why did she need the french for escaped?

A small note UK used when she was visiting paris, her hand writing of some thingies in french, i wonder why did she need the french for escaped?

UK's favourite prayer matt replica and her mseba7 and Quran

UK's favourite prayer matt replica and her mseba7 and Quran

Butootee watching short clips... his favourite song was playing fa tanna7 o bassa6!

Butootee watching short clips... his favourite song was playing fa tanna7 o bassa6!

A letter to UK from King Faruq! His seal and office and paper and all! If u look cloesly the ink is glittering!!! and the writing is just oh so beautiful!!!

A letter to UK from King Faruq! His seal and office and paper and all! If u look cloesly the ink is glittering!!! and the writing is just oh so beautiful!!!

UK in a party in Q8

UK in a party in Q8

Another UK photo in Q8 ... ya7leelha shakelha mistansa !

Another UK photo in Q8 ... ya7leelha shakelha mistansa !

A black dress which looks backless with amazing moon earrings!!! Tres Chic indeed!!! and note the eye glasses! Ma hagayt ye6l3 min uk cithee...

A black dress which looks backless with amazing moon earrings!!! Tres Chic indeed!!! and note the eye glasses! Ma hagayt ye6l3 min uk cithee...

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13 responses to this post.

  1. ilma3rath lai mita?

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  2. shaklah 7ilo.. i was thinking of taking mom and dad there.. etha il ma3rath em6awil i’ll wait a bit 3ala may9eer akhaf za7ma..

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  3. Posted by The Spanian on July 11, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    She’s my fav singer of all time!! .. soma .. kawkab el sharq !!

    i have to pass by and check it out !!

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  4. ana b3d ma7ebha kanat tekrah 3bdul7aleem 7afeth 7abebi;**:@, wnasaa le meta el exhibition?

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  5. I got an invitation a week before the exhibition, but did not get the chance to go there yet 😦 I -unlike you- like Um Kalthoum!

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  6. enshalah i will go today , and i will take mom and dad one day

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  7. Posted by Delly on July 12, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    waaai amoot 3ala om khalthoom!!
    i still didnt go to the ma3rath tho ;/

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  8. Posted by Daddy's Girl on July 12, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Dandoon

    El ma3rath leen November… Ashwa you still have time to go over and over again!

    Journal Entries

    Ana agool go now before il nass ma yadroon 3nah o ayoon yesawoon 6ag i3see.. khasatan many people imsafreen o 360 is not fully opened yet…

    The Spanian

    I don’t see how u can like her … or why all men i know like her but u must must visit

    Zuz

    Eeeeeee kanat 7a6ah doobha o dobah!!! o ma itkhaleeh ye’3ani! Ana b3d a7eb 3bdil 7leem jedan jedan!!!

    I read somewhere it was until November

    Ansam

    Laaaa ro7ay 6afich!!!

    April

    Ee ana ams gelt 7g oboy bs maskeen ta3ban min il 3ommal o il bonyan, i will wait two more weeks then try and take him

    Delly

    Shit7eboon feha ballah?! 3lamee bs ana ile ma awa6enha?

    Though il ma3rath is a must!!!

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  9. my mom would love to go to this.. she loves Um Kalthoom.. lil2saf its in Kuwait 😀

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  10. wow.. very nice!:)
    but what’s with all the spelling mistakes??
    u wrote : glimbse, picures , noticable, colluseum , meusum,Perioud, embarrasement..
    (and a few other words too!)

    here is the correct spelling: glimpse, pictures, noticeable, colosseum, museum, period, embarrassment!

    some of them i think are typos, but please glimBse! come on!

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  11. Posted by 7aneen on July 18, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    I waaaaannaaaa goooo ! Eshwa its till Nov !

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  12. Posted by Dr. K Nour on September 11, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Please send the Complete info. about the exhibition of Um kalthoum in Kuwait, The place, Date, Time & the Venue then The contact # of the hotel where the exhibition be held. Urgently …

    Thank you,

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  13. Posted by Dr. K Nour on September 11, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Please send the complete information where the Exhibition of Um Kalthoum be held, The place, Date, Time, Venue & the hotel where her exhibition be held, also the contact # of the said hotels. Uregently.

    Thank you

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