Saturday, March 12, 2011

#B4JO ~ What changes do we want in Jordan ?

The only thing I wanted to talk about in Blog for Jordan Day this year was how much I miss Jordan ! I never thought I would miss it this way ! the streets, the fruits, ElKnafeh, the frown people :D, my family & friends, our home, Everything ! but Since all these revolutions r taking place in the Arab world; it's impossible not to talk about it and make it the major topic this year; to think of how it's effecting Jordan. And as we witnessed; it does! with the protesting and the new government ! but as Jordanians! what do we want ? what the people will be asking for .... for a better Jordan ?

as a Jordanian I will list few things I would love to see them change in Jordan

1- First of all I WISH we stop having this paranoia from the General Intelligence! (almo5abarat) every time u wish to talk about anything someone jumps in ur face ! be careful ! once among 10 Jordanians is actually mo5abarat ! If I wanted to go in a peaceful protesting ! be careful ! ur name will be on the black list in almo5abaraat :S ......
The People want more freedom of speech !

2 - Jordan is the first destination for all the investors; because it's safe and stable - hope it stays like this forever - but where does this money go ?? to the government ? so why they r always complaining and always in debt ? we don't see that major general facilities ? I just wish to know where these money go ? (unless it goes to certain buckets) and since we pay all these taxes!
The People want to know where the money goes !

3 - After witnessing what is happening in Egypt I started to wonder ! Is there any hidden agenda trying to feed the regional prejudice (Palestinian/Jordanian) in Jordan like (Muslim/Christians) in Egypt ? it's a good way to keep people occupied with stupid things rather than thinking of what is going around them !!
We r all Jordanians ..... The People want equality, No biased and No mind manipulating

4 - The People want a Teachers Union !

5 - The People want higher salaries and lowering the prices !

6 - The People want Free and flawless elections!

The People want to smile and be happy !

8 - It kills me to see how people here in the state do their best to keep the country clean (don't know it's either to avoid paying a penalty if u throw something or for their love to the country or it's just a good habit) once I was walking next to the lake and saw a women with her kids wearing masks and gloves holding bags cleaning the park! for no money or anything! why don't we keep our Jordan clean! we don't want the people to hold bags and start cleaning! Just don't throw trash in the streets or the parks PLEASE!
The People want A clean Jordan !

9 - The People want the end of corruption and fair share in hiring ... no more wasta !! 

10 - The People want ........ such a beautiful sentence we've dreamed for a very long time to hear it ..... but hoping there r listeners; responding In Jordan ! The people want to be heard !

May Allah protect Jordan and all the Arab world ! 


Qwaider قويدر said...

Change, it's clear, we want it, people are demanding it. It is time

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

I`ll just say that I miss Jo too :)
+ there is a change, incremental,but there is one :)

Sarah Bint Muhammad said...

i am egyptian i love your blog!! i didnt know jordanians frown.. :(.. well they have alot to smile about, its a great country!! masha'allah. Salams.

SimSim said...

Qwaider: but I hope it won't take another 100 years to actually see this change !

SimSim said...

Haitham: ok I've been away from Jordan for only 4 months :D when I visit it next summer I will see :D

SimSim said...

Sarah: Jordanian r famous with their Kashara !! :D u can see it starting from the airport security to the taxi driver ! :D

Egyptian ! wenne3em walla !! welcome sweetie !

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

خبرينا شو انطباعاتك

Dreamy Villager said...

Well said Simsim.. I hope to see Jordan better ISA, and to help in make it better.
What you said about mu5abarat is so it :D

SimSim said...

Haitham: definitely I will :)

SimSim said...

Dreamy: Just hoping things will change soooon :D