It’s been almost six months since I last posted anything on this blog, during that time I became a father for the first time and been focusing on my research (which I had to scrap altogether once, but on track now with a much more fun idea).
Anyhow, I just wanted to post today about a couple of Twitter projects I’m doing at the moment, one for my thesis and the other just for fun really.
The first one is http://www.twitter.com/japanarabia which is a Twitter account that’s exclusively written in Japanese and Arabic, aiming to bridge the gap between Japan and the Arab World by sharing links and interacting with Japanese people living in Arab countries and vice versa.
in 2007, Bahraini Nayef Omar Al-Kalali published a collection of Gulf Arabic proverbs with their translations into English in addition to world proverbs which carry similar meanings in a coffee table format called “Pearls of Wisdom from the Gulf and the Globe”. I personally fell in love with it and enjoyed the English translations of the proverbs where the writer tried his best to keep the rhyme and musical tone of the original proverb.
I thought his book would make great Twitter material due to the short and snappy nature of proverbs and a light-hearted break from the waves of links and breaking news etc.. You can find it on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PearlOfWisdomBH
So please feel free to add any of these accounts into your Twitter timelines!