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Jordan: Clothes, Logos and Traffic Violators

Do the colours you wear reflect your personality? The Arab Observer brings up this issue in a rather interesting post:

I usually wear a trendy jeans with a colorful shirt. A couple of years before, at college time, my choice of shirts colors was limited in few dull colors. At that time, grey, black, and blue were the only common colors for men. Later on, when Bossini, Pull n Bear and Zara brought colors to our wardrobes, a lot of young men of my age were reluctant of picking up on the new found colors for dark dull ones were still part of the norms and perceived to be part of their masculinity. Men shouldn't wear red or pink, this is still alive in the perception of many of us. For those of the new generation, the rebellious ones, who wanted to say that they don't really stick to the norms of our society and follow the traditional intake of what we wear, colorful shirts became a trend.

Our style and fashion communicates where do we want to belong to the world, some people develop a sweet addiction to the latest trends of fashion around the globe. Styloholic is a new fashion blog for style fans. Glamour seems to be the styloholic writer statement of belonging. I am usually not a fan of fashion blogs, but this one is quite interesting. Check it out here.

Lass brings up the Amman city logo, which Global Voices reported on when it was still in its development stages, now that it has been selected:

The city logo is something that is linked to a city like a name to a person, it is a signature, an identity, and most importantly it should represent a mega entity, not a singular perception. It is something that shouldn't be put together haphazardly, fortuitously or without deep thought and consideration. It certainly is not an art work assignment, or a graphic design contest. A city logo is official, formal, or at least that's how it is known to be.

Changing the logo of the city is an effort that GAM should be applauded for for sure. But decisions are responsibilities, and that responsibility should be handled with ultra proficiency. I hope that they can be more sensitive towards creating a life-long legacy, rather than the flashy temporary brain storming oddities, that we seem to adore in Amman nowadays!

And kinzi brings up an important issue for Jordan, and that is traffic violations, which yields many deaths annually:

Am I missing something here? An important detail? Some cultural cue? Some tradition that went under my radar?

Traffic violators cause trouble for everyone on the roads. They should have to pay for it.

But of course, I guess we wouldn’t want anyone having to own responsibility for their own bad behaviour, it might be shameful.

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