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  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Awatista All,

    Watch and read …
    https://vimeo.com/218309621

  • Haile S.

    Dear Awetistas, 24May approaching…a tiny poem for our ‘Shefatus’ entitled:
    Olive Garland to ‘Shifatu’ ኣኽሊል ኣውሊዕ ንሽፋቱ

    ንዘክሮም ነዞም ሸፋቱ
    ሃሰስ ሓርነት ዝሃውተቱ
    ንነጻነት ሃገሮም ዝኸተቱ
    ንሎሚ ከይበሉ ንነዊሕ ዘቋመቱ
    ንሰላም ኢሎም ካላሽን ዝዓትዓቱ
    ፈቐዶ በረኻ ፈቐዶ መሮር ዝሐርፈቱ
    ህይወት ካልእ ኣትሪፎም ህይወቶም ዘበርከቱ
    ክዝክር ነዞም ጀጋኑ ናይ ሓባር ቅጽል ሽሞም ሸፋቱ
    ኩሉ ምስ ሓለፈ ቀሊል ኢዩ፡ ፍቐዱለይ ዝፈልጦ ከዘንቱ

    ኣደይ ከተውሪ ብንእሽነተይ
    ሓዋ ነይሩዋ፡ ቀንዲ ወዲ ሓወብኣ፡ ትጉሽተተይ

    ወግሐ ጸብሐ ኔራ ትዝክሮ
    ይርኣየኒ ንዕኡ እናልዓለት ተስቆርቁሮ

    ትብል ወዲ-ዓወተ ወሲድዎ ሓውይ ጎምበለ
    ኣሸፊትዎ ገና ንቡር ከይፈተነ ከይተደላደለ

    ሐድጊ ከይገደፈ ብእኡ ኣቢሉ
    የተሓሳስባ ነበረ ሸፊቱ ከይጠፍእ ንሓላሉ

    ሓወይ ሽፊቱ ክትብል ኣይነበረን ነውሪ
    ዝሽፍት ጀግና ደላይ ነጻነት ተምሳል ነብሪ
    የኹርዓ ነበረ ዋላኳ እንተኾነ ዝተሓወሶ ራዕዲ ቁሪ

    ካልእ ዝነበረ ዘሰክፋ
    ክትዛረበሉ ቆርበታ ዝገፋ
    በቲቦታ ክትሓልፍ ኣእጋራ ዘስንፋ
    ዝተንጠልጠለ ሬሳ ውንኣ ዘራግፋ

    ንጉስ ክጥዕሞ፡ ሰብ ኣብዝተኣከበሉ
    ኣብ ፈፈቐድ’ኡ ከብቲ ኣብዝሽየጣሉ
    ይሓንቆም ነበረ ንግሩማት ሸፋቱ ከመይ ዝኣመሰሉ
    ዕዳጋ ሓሙስ ኣስመራ ኮነ ዕዳጋ ቀዳም ኣብ ዝውዓለሉ

    ኣነ ዘይርስዓኒ ሓደ ጉልቡት ጎታን ጸጓር
    ተታሒዙ ተባሂሉ ኣብ ነፋሲት’ዶ ማይሓባር
    ሓነቅዎ ኣብ ዝተኣከበሉ ቁጽሪ ዘይብሉ ነጋዳይን ገባር

    ምሳሌ ንኽኸውን ንተዓዘብቱ
    ኣንጠልጢሎም ኣቐነይዎ ምስ ብጾቱ
    ነብሱ ከይዳ ጠሊማቶ ህይወቱ
    ስግኡ ጸሊሙ ደሪቑ ቆርበቱ
    ካብ ዓይነይ ኣይወጻን ደም ዝሰረባ ኣዒንቱ

    ኣደይ ደሓር ፍርቂ ጸሎታ ሰሚሩላ
    ሽፍታ ሓዋ ሓድጊ ገዲፉላ
    ክፉእ ከይርኣየት ከይተንጠንጠለላ
    ኣብመወዳእትኡ እናተኮሰ ተሰዊኡላ

    ንዕኡ ንኣኮይ ዘልዓልኩ ምሳሌ ክኾነኒ
    እምበር እእላፍ ሸፋቱ ኣለው ጸቂጥዎም አምኒ
    ኣብዝወደቅዋ ትብቆል መዓረ-ምጹ ሓረግ ተኽለወይኒ

    26 በዓል፡ ተባሂሉ ብርሃን ንደርማስ ምዕባለ
    ኣነ ክዝክሮ ነቲ ካብ ጸልማት ንምውጻእ ዝኮብለለ
    ዝሸፈተ ብጭርሖ ዘይኮነስ ብግብሪ ንክድርምስ ዝተላዕለ

    ሓዲሽ ሎሚ ዝተመሃርኩዎ ቃል ክጥቀመሉ
    እዚ ደርማስ ሽፍታ ደራሚሱ ክብለሉ
    ብደርማስ ደረማሚሱ
    ደሙ ኣፍሲሱ
    ኣዕጽምቱ ከስኪሱ
    ፍትሒ ዲሞክራሲያ ጥራይ እያ ተዘክሮ ፈውሱ

    ኣነ ክዝክሮ ኣኮይ ቀደም መይቱ
    ኣኽሊል ኣውሊዕ ትኹን ኣብ ርእሱ፡ ኣብ ርእሲ ኩሎም ብጾቱ
    Olive Garland to the Bandits ንኩሎም ሸፋቱ።

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Haile S …

      What a great victory !!

  • Kokhob Selam

    ………እንደ ግዮን……….

    ሃበሻ ማለት እንደ ግብረ ጉንዳን ታታሪ:-
    እንደ ኣንበሳ ደፋሪ – እንደ ንብ ተመራማሪ:-
    ዳር ድንበሩን በደሙ ኣስከባሪ :-
    እውነት ነው የማያስፈልገው መስካሪ ::

    ታድያ ኣልገዛም ባይነቱ:-
    ያለፈው ጀግንነቱ:-
    ይመስክሩታል ሃውልቱ:-
    ላሊበላ ኣክሱም ኣድባራቱ::

    ጦሩን ሰብቆ ጋሻውን ነጥቆ:-
    ከጠላቶቹ ጋር ተናንቆ :-
    የፍት ህን ትርጉም ኣስታውቆ :-
    መጪውን ትውልድ ኣስታጥቆ ::

    እንዴ!!!!!

    ማህበራዊ ኣንድነቱ ያለመንግስት :-
    የጠበቀ ህዝብ የተመሰከረለት:-
    እንደ ሽምግልና የባህል ተቋማት:-
    እድር እቁብ የገዳ ስርዓት::

    በመሳሰሉት ራሱን ኣስተዳድሮ ይኖረ:-
    እንደ ውርቅ የነጠረ – እንደንብ የተመራመረ:-
    እንዴት ይዋረዳል ካገሩ ራሱን እያባረረ:-
    እንዴት በሰው ኣገር ተገደለ ተቀበረ::

    እንዲያውም እኮ ታሪክን ብትመለከቱ:-
    ማን ነው የጀመረ እንስሳን ማርባቱ:-
    ማን ነው የጀመረ ልብስን ከእጽዋቱ:-
    ሞክራት ይኖርበታል ብሃበሻነቱ ::

    እና ዛሬ የሚፈልገው ጀግንነት :-
    ወጊድ ብሎ ግዝያዊውን ምቾት :-
    መስራት ማምረት መልማት :-
    ዛሬም እንደ ታናንት ባንድነት :-
    ድህነትን መግደ ል ትልቁን ጠላት:-
    ኣገር ውስጥ ሆኖ ባለመሰደት::

    ብጥበብ ማበብ ይኖርበታል:-
    እንደ ግዮን ዘመን የማይሽረው —
    ………………….መሆን ግድ ይላላል::

    KOKHOB SELAM

  • Kokhob Selam

    ………….ንቐይሮ ስደት…………..

    ብዓል ክንፊ – ካብ ከነፈ:-
    ብዓል ጃልባ ካብ ተንሳፈፈ:-
    ብዓል እግሪ ካብ ገርፈፈ:-
    ኣብ’ ዛ ሃገር መን ድኣ ተረፈ?

    እዋእ !! እቲ ዝተረፍስ መዓስ ሃልዩ:-
    ብሓንጎሉ ክንደይ እንድዩ ጎዩ:-
    ስኢኑ ምበ ር ዕድል – ምዓስ ፈትዩ:-
    ገይሹ ብመንፍሱ ካብ ሃገር ውጽኡ እዩ::

    ኣምዑት ዝብኢ ስጋ እዩ ዝፈቱ:-
    ውኽርያ ተሪፋቶ እታ ፈታዊቱ:-
    ተራኣ በጺሑ ኣብ ከብዱ ክትኣቱ:-
    ስሚ ትኹን ቀንዲ ቀታሊቱ::

    ኣለኻ ዶ ወገን ተዳሊኻ:-
    ዝስወኣልካስ ኣሎ ኣብ ክንዳኻ:-
    ትመርሕ ዶ ብስርዓት ተፈቲኻ:-
    ተበገስ ናብ ዓዲ ናብ ገዛኻ::

    እቲ ዝጸነሐ ስደት ካብ ሃገር እዩ ነይሩ:-
    ስቃይን መከራን ብዙሕ ተሰጊሩ:-
    ሕጂ ንቀይሮ ወዲ ሃገር ናብ ሃገሩ:-
    ግቡእ ባህሊ እንዲዩ ንሰብካ ምቅባሩ:-
    እንታይ ተሪፍዎ ህግደፍ ተሰይሩ:
    ይኸይድ እዩ ዘሎ ቃሬዛ ተጸይሩ::

  • Kokhob Selam

    ………. ኣ ይ ተ ዕ ገ ር ግ ር ………….

    ጌጋ ምስ ፈጸመ ወዲ ኣዳም:-
    ክንዲ ይቅረ ዝሓትት ኣልዩ ነቲ ጸገም:-
    ጌግ ኡ ክሽፍን ክብለልኩም ሃተምተም:-
    ንነብሱ ኣይረብሕ ኣይህበካ ሰላም:-
    መንገዲ ይዓጹ ይጻርፍ የጸልም;-
    ሓንቲ ኣይግድሶን ወላ ትጥፋእ ዓለም::

    ሓሶት ከደጋገም ሓቂ ንኽመስል:-
    ብኹቱር ድምቀቱ ብልጭልጭ እዩ ዝብል:-
    ኣይኮነን ሰማዒ ከስተንትን ዝውዕል:-
    ነቲ ዋንኡ ‘ኳ የእመን የታልል::

    “እቲ ካልእ ኩናት” ንዝብል ዘመተ :-
    ክሓልፎ ኣይከ ኣልኩን ኣዒንተይ ዓሚተ:-
    ኣትክሮይ ቀጸልኩ ብረቂቅ ጠሚተ:-
    መፍትሒ ሃሰው ክብል– ነገር ከይጎተተ::

    ድሕሪ ኣስተብህሎ ዓቅመይ ብዘፍቅዶ:-
    ሕንፍሽፍሽ ከይንብል ግዳ ክንቃዶ:-
    ቛይቂ ንኽተርፍ ካብ ማዕዶ ናብ ማዕዶ:-
    መልእኽተይ ፈተንኩ ጀመርኩ ክሰዶ:-
    ዓይፍለጥን ገለ እንተሕለፈ ምዕዶ:-
    ነቲ ዝርደ ኦ ቆብ ዘብል ዘይሰዶ::

    ግን በቲ ዝረደኦም ኣፎም ንኽሕዙ:-
    ክነግር ነይሩኒ ክብረቶም ክዕዝዙ:-
    ስለ ዘየዋጽኦም ሴፋቶም ክመዙ:-
    ዳሕራይ ከይገዶም ሓያል እዩ መዘዙ::

    እቲ ምንታይ ሲ:-
    ዕጉስ ‘ኳ እንተኾነ ሰላማዊ ሓፍሽ :-
    ልቢ ኣዕብዩ እንተበሎም ዕሽሽ:-
    ኣርሒቁ ጠሚቱ ጸሊ ኡ ሕንፍሽፍሽ:-
    ይፈልጦም እዩ ግርም መርገጻቶም ርካሽ::

    ዳሓር ከኣ ወዮ ስራሕ ድዩ ዊሒድዎ:-
    ኣብ ሃገር ዘለው ብዘይ ሕጊ ክገዝእዎ:-
    ኣብ ደገ ውን ገለ ሃገርነቱ እናኸሓድዎ:-
    ብቆሎ ጥጥቆ ልቡ ዘምልቁዎ ?

    ሕቶ እባ:
    እዞም ሰባት ዛንተኦም ድዩ ኣገዳሲ ኮይኑ:-
    ጸላእትና ብደገ ነዊሕ ተጋድሎና እናበርዓኑ:-
    ጸላእትና ብውሽጢ ህዝቢ እናረሽኑ:-
    ኣብ’ዚ ነይረ ኣብ’ቲ ነይረ ኢልካ ምትንታኑ::

    ጥቅሙ እንታይ እዩ ምጽጻይ ምሕሳዩ:-
    ዘረባ ዘብዝሑ እንዳተበራረዩ:-
    ወረ እንታይ ይጠቂም ኣንፈትና ምጭዋዩ:-
    ዕንቅፋት ጉዕዞ ፋይዳ ንህግደፍ እዩ::

    ሓደው ህግደፍ ኩን ተመለስ ካምፕኻ:-
    ሓደው ምስ ሓፍሽ ኩን ሰብሰቦ እጂገኻ:-
    ወይ ‘ውን ትም በል መሕብኢ ደሊኻ :-
    ኣጉል ኣይተዕገርግር ክትሽፍን ጌጋኻ::

    Kokhob Selam

  • Haile S.

    ሰላም ኮኸብ ሰላም

    ወይኒ ኢልካ ቋርፍ መሮር ኣዘኪርካኒ
    ኣርእስቲ ክህበካ ክትገጥመላ ነዛ ተምሳል ወይኒ

    ሓደ ጊዜ ከይደልካ ዓዲ፡ ኣስመራ ዝተኸበትሉ
    ሃገር ካብ ጫፍ ናብ ጫፍ ብተጋደልቲ ዝተታሕዘትሉ
    ሶማል ኣፍደገ ድሬዳዋ ዝበጽሓትሉ
    መንግስቱ ናብኡ ከይሰደና ንዓድና ዝሃደምናሉ
    ዕድል ከይንህቦ ብሓደ እምኒ ክልተ ከይሃድነሉ
    ከም ሎሚ ከይኮነ ዘመን ግሪምቢጥ ማይ ንዓቐብ ዝኾነሉ
    መንእሰያትና ተገዲዶም ሃገር ዝጥንጥንሉ
    መሕብኢ ከማና ስለ ዘይረኸብሉ
    አቶም ሽዑ ዘዕቆቡና ማዕጽኦም ዝሽገጥሉ
    ዝተዋግእሉ ሓላፍነት ዝዘግዕሉ

    ክምለስ ናብ ወረይ ናብ ዘምጽኣኒ
    ከም ጉዐይ ባርጂማ ዕላል እንተ ጀሚረ ኸኣ መላሲ የድልየኒ
    ከም ጓሳ ዘይብላ ጤል ፈቀድኡ ምጥጣም ይትረፈኒ

    ብወረ ዝፈልጣ እዛ ጥዕምቲ ፍረ
    በሊዔ ዘይጸገብኩዋ ብወረ
    ሕብራ ዝመስል ሓዊ ዝጓሃረ

    ክብሉ ሰሚዔልካ
    ሓዊ ዝመስል መሬት መሬት ዝበቆለ ረኸብኩልካ

    እንሃለት ኢለ እታ ዝሓለምኩዋ
    ኣልዕል ኣቢለ ናብ ኣፈይ ኣእተኡኹዋ
    ዝተሰመዓኒ ሕይኽ ምሰበልኩዋ
    መልሓሰይ ምዕጉርተይ ልክዕ ገሃነም ጽልዋ
    ብራሾ ማይ አንተዘይህልወኒ ምስተበላሸዋ

    በል ኣብዚ ኩሉ ዘብጽሓኒ
    የማን ጸጋም ዘለፋለፈኒ
    መዓረ ምጹ ዝረኸብኩ’የ መሲሉኒ

    በል ተራኻ ግጠመልና
    ምስ መዓረ ምጹ ከተፋልጠና
    ቋርፍ መሮር ዓድና ብማዕዶ ክትጋብዘና
    Gooseberry? ከተጣጥመና

    • Kokhob Selam

      Well done Hailat

      Some other time please !!

  • Kokhob Selam

    . . .ሓይሊ ተስፋ . . .

    ሕሰብዋ እሞ ናይ – ወይኒ ዘለላ :-
    ፊደላ ኣይኮነን ሓንጎልና ዝስእላ :-
    ንሳ እያ ትረኣየና ‘ታ ወይኒ ባዕላ:-
    ደሚ ቓ ትቐርብ ኣብ ተስፋ ተሓዚላ ::

    እቲ ኣእምሮ ኣውንታ እንተሓሲቡ :-
    ኣብ ሸቶ ምብጽሑ ኣይተርፎን ምስሓቡ :-
    እዚ እዩ ሚስጥር ግደ ማዕበል ሓሳብ :-
    ፈጣሪ ዝፈጠሮ ዝበለ ውስብስብ ::

    ሊቅነት እዩ ወገን ፍለጦ ‘ቲ ሚስጥር :-
    ጉዕዛኻ ክትቅጽል ክትምርሽ ክትወርወር ::

    እዛ ተስፋ – ኣለዋ እዩ ሓለፋ :-
    እቂ ጀግና – ፍጹም ነይገደፋ ::

    ሓንቲ መ ዓልቲ :–
    እኒ ሓቦ ጽንዓት :-
    ……..እኒ ጀግንነት ትብዓት :-
    …………….እኒ ፍቅሪ ሓድነት :-
    …………………….እኒ ቅዲ ስርዓት ::

    ኩሎም ምስ ተኣከቡ :-
    ጉዳይ ሃገር ካላዘቡ :-
    ህግደፍ ብዙሕ ተጻቢቡ:-
    ኣዕገርገረ ከም ልሙድ ኣደቡ :-
    ፍሕ ከብለን ብዙሕ ተጣቢቡ ::
    ንግዚኡ ኮይኑሉ ተጠቐመላ
    ሓንሳብ ንፍቅሪ ይሓናኹላ
    . . . .በጊዕ ተመሲሉ ግዳ ቶኽላ :-
    ሓንሳብ ንጀግንነት ይድህላ:-
    . . . .ወካሊ ጀጋኑ እ ናመሰላ :-
    ሓንስብ ንጽንዓት የታልላ:-
    . . . ብፕሮፖጋንዳ የጸልላ:-
    ሓንሳብ ንሓርነት ይሕይላ :-
    . . .መራሕ ነጻነት እየ ኣናበላ :-
    ብዙሕ ጉባኤታ ኣፍሸላ :-
    . . . . . .ኣንዳ ተመቓቐላ::
    ግን!!!ግን!!!
    ግን ደጋጊመን ይጸዋውዓ :-
    ኣታሓሳስበኣን የልምዓ :-
    ንትርጉም ሓቂ ይኹልዓ :-
    ነቲ ጎባጥ መ ገዲ የቅንዓ :-
    እቲ ሚስጥር እንታይ ‘ዩ ኾን :-
    እንታይ እዩ እቲ ሓይለን :-
    ዘይዕጸፍ ዘይስበር –
    ዝጥርንፍ ዘስምር –
    ዘይመውት ዘይቅበር –
    ዳግማይ ዘበራብር –
    ተስፋ!!!ተስፋ -ተስፋ እዩ ሓያል:-
    . . . . . . . .ዘዳኸመ ወያል :-
    . . . . . . . . . .እቲ ቀንዲ ጽላል ::
    ጀግና ዝወድቀልና ህይወቱ ከፊሉ :-
    ዓጊቡ እዩ ተስፋ ተዓንጊሉ :-
    ‘ምበር ህይወት መዓስ ትምለስ :-
    ሓንሳብ ምስከደት ፍጹም ነይትጠዓስ :-
    የግዳስ :-
    በቲ – በጃ ኮይኒ ህዝቡ ክርህዎ :-
    በቲ – ድማ ጽድቂ ናብ ገነት የእትዎ :-
    ኩሉ ተስፋ እዩ ተስፋ እቲ ስንቂ :-
    ማዕዶ ክንሱ ኩው ን ናይ ብሓቂ :-
    ድልየታትካ ዘቅርብ ዱልዱል ዕጥቂ :-
    ጋእ ጋእ የለን እምነት ፍርቂ ፍርቂ :-
    ምሉእ እወ ዝሕልፈላና ጭንቂ ::
    ተካል ዘመን በታኺ ሰንጣቒ :-
    ፍሉይ ህያብ ጸሓይና ኣብራቒ ::

    ተስፋ!

    ኮኾብ ሰላም

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All ..

    “Most of the young generation have sufficient knowledge of the history of armed struggle against the Ethiopian occupation which was launched by Awate on 1st September 1961, but not of those patriotic heroes who resisted the Italian rule. Although Eritrea was for 60 years under Italian colonization there are few publications on the crime committed against Eritrean people during the Italian rule comparing to the number covering the Libyan people’s experience. When Italian occupied Libya in 1911, the-Libyan people resisted the invasion to which the Italian respond by systematically killing over three days thousands of women and children ”

    HOW TRUE IS IT ?

  • Haile S.

    ሰላም ኮኸብ ሰላም

    ትማሊ ባንደራና ኢልካ
    ኣዘኻኪርካኒ ዕላል ከዕላለካ።

    ኣቀድም ብጊዜ ላንጋላንጋ ኣቢሉ
    መግዛእቲ ጥልያን ኣብ ዝተሳዕረሉ
    ዓዲ ንመን ትኹን ኣብ ዝተባህለሉ
    ገሊኦም ንዓና ንባዕልና ብባዕልና ኣብ ዝወሰንሉ
    ገሊኦም ንባዕሎም ከይነግሱ ነጋሲ ኣብዝደለይሉ
    ዝባን ንጉስ ኢሎም ሚሒሎም ኣብዝጥሓልሉ
    ትነብር ነበረት ሓንቲ ኮርዒዳ ጓሉ።

    ጽዒራ ፋሕቲራ ብነብሳ ዝሓደረት
    ስውኣን ሜሳን ንእኒ ባጽዕ ብN3ታት ዘሕለፈት
    ኣብኡን ኣብ ኣስመራን ዝና ዘትረፈት
    ዋና ጸሓፊት ማሕበር ኣንድነት።

    ክዳና ጻዕዳ ከም ሃገራ
    ምርጭኣ ንኸተርኢ ግን ዘይተገብረ ጌራ።

    ክዳን ሓበሻ እድያቱ ቀይሕ እዩ ነይሩ
    ባንዴራ ኢትዮጵያ ገበረቶ እድያታ ሓየት ጓል ዝናሩ
    ነዚኣ ዝርኣዩ ደለይቲ ነጻነት ዝነበሩ
    ንባንዴራ ኢትዮጵያ ሳጓ ረኸቡላ ንሓዋሩ
    ክጽውዕዋ ክብልዋ እድያት ጓል ዝናሩ።
    Haile S.

    Thanks to the unique and exceptional Habte P., a father figure and my mentor in history and much more who lived, experienced and participated in all the events of that period.

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear Haile S.

      Thank you for this wonderfull poem…

      KS…

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Enda awate

    “ጸገምና ኣታሓሳስባና እዩ !
    ቐዳምነት-ናይ ቐዳምነት መንገዲ ናሓዝ !
    ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ናይ ባንዴራ ጸገም የብሉን ጸገሙ ህግድፍ እዩ !።ናይ ባንዴራ ጉዳይ ባይቶ ምስ ተኸልና ነርክበሉ። መጀመርያ ብሕጊ ትምሓደር ሃገር ንፍጠር :: ነዚ ብዘይ ሕጊ ዝርገጽ ዘሎ ህዝቢ ብሕጊ ክምእዘዝ ናይ ምግባር ቀዳማይ ዕዮ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዩ።ብቐንጠመንጢ ነገራት ህዝቢ ምፍልላይን ካብ ቃልሲ ከምዝሃድም ምግባር ግን ጽቡቕ ኣይመስለንን።ንኹሉ ግዜ ንሓልወሉ ናይ ቀዳምነት ቀዳምነትና ንፍለጥ::ባንዴራ ክትመርጽ ብምውዓል ሽግር ኤርትራ ዝፍታሓ ኣይኮነን።
    ኣብ ኤርትራ ሕጊ ዝብሃል የለን ኩሉ ዘይሕጋዊ እዩ።ኩሉ ህግድፍ ዝተኸሎን ዝምርሓሉን ኣገባባት ብዘይ ናይ ህዝቢ ኣፍልጦ ስለዝኾነ።ህዝቢ ትኻቲዑን ተረዳዲኡን ዘየጽደቖም ኩሎም ንህግድፍ ጥራይ እዮም ዝዉክሉን ዘገልግሉን :: ንህዝቢ ኤርትራ ዝዉክል ሕጊ፣ቅዋም፣ባይቶ (ወከልቲ ህዝቢ ) ኣብ ኤርትራ የለን ::
    ነቲ ዘይንቡር ትካላት ህግድፍ ናብ ንቡር ንምለሶ እሞ ሽዑ ኩሉ ነርክበሉ :: ሕጂ ብቐንጠመንጢ ተዘይተኸራኸርና ይምረጽ።እዚ ቴማ ዚ ንደላይ ፍትሒ ዝበታትን ንህግድፍ ዕድመ ስልጣኑ ዘናውሕን እዩ ::ኣይፋልናን ናይ ባንዴራ ሕማም ኣለኒ ዝብል ተሎ ነታ ዝደለያ ባንዴራ ተጎልቢብዋ ይኺድ ሓንቲ ምሩጩኡ ንሳ ናቱ ኻኣ ስለዝኾነት፣ምርጫ ካልኦት በንጻሩ ካኣ ከኽብር ይግብኦ ።፣ኣብ ባንዴራን፣ታሪኽ ኢና ንነብር ትብሉ ግን ትሃንኩም ክሳብ ዝወጸልኩም ቀጽሉ::ሃሊልኩም ሃሊኩም ዘፍ ምባልኩም ስለዘይተርፍ ግን ክንጽበየኩም ኢና።እቲ ምንታይ ሲ ኣብ ሓደ ዕላማ ስለዘሎና።ሽግር ኤርትራ ብባንዴራ ምምራጽን፣ባንዴራ ብምቕጻልን ዝፍታሓ ኔሩ ደትኸውን፣ካብዚ ዝወረደና ዘሎ ሽግር ዝኸፍእ ስለዘየለ፣ኩላትና ስራሓና ገዲፍና ገሊና ኣብ እንዳሳርቶ፣ገሊና ኣብ ሞጎጎ ምስ ዋዓልን።ይግዳስ እዚ ኮነ ኢልካ ህዝቢ ኣብ ዝጠቕም ነገራት መታን ከይዛተን ከይዛረብ ሽግራቱ ኢሂን ምሂን ከይብል፣ኣብዘይጠቕም ነገራት ክህውትትን ክዛረብን ዝተሰርሕ ድራማ እዩ ።
    –እዚ ስጉምቲ ዘየኽይድ ቋንቋ ሒዝና ኣብ ንበጽሖ የብልናን :: ኣብ ጸርፍን ዘለፋን ዝተለውሰ ፖሎቲካዊ ዕንደራ ኣብ ዘብጽሓና የብሉን::ደላይ ፍትሒ ቅስሙ ሰይርኩም ናይ ቃልሲ ወኑ ኣይቱቕጸይዎ : ኣይትገማምዕዎ።ህዝቢ ክትዉድብ ትጥቀመሎም ኣምራት ምጽናዕ ከድልየና እዩ:: ብታህዲድ : ጸለመ : ጸርፊ : ምጉብዕባዕ ዝዉደብ ህዝቢ መወዳእትኡ እንታይ ፈጢሩ ንርእዮ ኣሎና :ካብ ኣካይዳ ህግደፍ ንመሃር : ናቱ ቕዲ ኣይንከተል ::ንሕሉፍ ጉዕዞኻ ዘይትግምግም ተኾይንካ ጉድለታትካ ኣሪምካ ናህርኻ ክትዉስኽ ኣይትኽእልን ኢኻ ::
    -ስለዚ ዝፈላሊ ገዲፍካ ዝሓቓቑፍ : ዘረሓሕቕ ገዲፍካ ዘቀራርብ ሓሳባት እንዳምጻእና ንምዕዋቱ ነዚ ቃልሲ ክንጽዕር ይግባእ::
    እስከ ክሓተኩም ኣብ መወዳኣታ ?
    እዚ ኣብ ዉሽቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ ጸልማት ብርሃን ዘይርኢ ዘሎ እሱር ኣየነይቲ ባንዴራ ኢኻ ትመርጽ ኢልካ #እንተትሓቶስ እንታይ ምበለኩም ፤ ( ናይ ባንዴራ ጉዳየይ ኣይኮነን ካብዚ ስቅያት ኣዉጽኣኒ ) ምኾነ መልሱ ኮይኑ ይስምዓኒ : ስለዚ ቅድም ህዝብና ነድሕን ድሕሪኡ እቲ ኻልእ ነርከሉ ::ሕማም ናይዚ ኹሉ ቕዋም ጥራሓ እዩ ክምልሶ ዝኽእል፣ከመይ ጌርና ነቲ ሃገርን፣ህዝብን ደሳቕይ ዘሎ ስርዓት ክወድቐሉ ዝኽእል መንገዲ ሃሰው ኣብ ምባል ጊዜና ነጥፋአዩ፣ ኣክንዲ ጨርቒ ክትመርጽ ምውዓል ። ወዳሓንኩም ”
    ኣባል ሓንቲ ሃገር ሰለሙን ስዩም ተስፋማርያም

  • MS

    Selam all adetat (mothers)
    The commercial world wants you to believe that humanity has assigned one day out of 365+ days a year for its profit driven motive. But we know every day is a mothers day. Happy mother’s day, everyday!!!

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear MS,

      Great ! That was my idea too…
      we were are after space and time …..as soon as we delete from our mind the idea…. the concept of time and space we human beings wilt be in love ..

      • Haile S.

        Hi Kokheb Selam and MS,
        We will see if you stick to your principles when Father’s Day comes and decline your dearest invitation to a nice restaurant. You could just admit your negligence for not taking her there today :-), BTW it is not too late now, if you are living in Seattle for example! 🙂

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Haila S.

          Just now open ENN TV.. (Ethiopian news net )… you will see how much is ( MS i) advanced sure … you will be hearing ..

        • MS

          Selam Haile and Kokhebaay
          Both of you being two of my favorite awatistas, with all due respect Hailat we the migrant males know about these dates through our kids. I certainly forget my birthday. Father’s day? I doubt it has the same significance as mother’s day (the attention it gets from the society driven by companies that want to sell goods). Having said that I will heed your coaching Hailat. BTW: When is father’s day?

          • Haile S.

            Thank you MS,
            I am your twin on not remembering these dates. Mark it, fathers day is June 18, I just got it from my daughter. First conscious celebration of my birthday was when I went to Europe. My university colleagues found out my birth date, don`t remember how, and they surprised me. The first unconscious celebration must have been when I was one years old when my grandfather broke the bread (ቂጫ) on my back as it is usually done in Kebessa. How is it celebrated in MetaHt?

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Haile –

            All businesses –gift items are listed my son … is choosing from the list ..

            . type fathers day and watch businesses-opportunities… if you are interested..and consume..

          • MS

            Hi Haile
            The only birthday I remember celebrated was that of the prophet (pbuh). But today the tradition is challenged by modernity. I leave it to Kokeb to enlighten us why Muslims don’t care about birthdays. And then, in the old days, very few cared to know their exact birthday. SAAY can add why many migrants have January 1st as their birthday…haha…

          • saay7

            MaHmuday:

            It’s probably a generational thing: the ones after ours know their birthday even if they don’t celebrate it every year. In the age of c-section and in vitro fertilization whatever magic birthdays, and the cottage industry of astrology ( you were born when Neptune was rising, in the Chinese Year of the OC which is why you are so stubborn and sneaky) should subside. One hopes. (Kezeb almunajimun wa law sedequ, said The Prophet: the star-gazers lie even when telling the truth.)

            Have you noticed that nobody is born in an uneventful year and those who believe in past lives are always told they were princes and never slaves? 😅 In Jumping Jack Flash, the Stones sing ”

            I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
            And I howled at the morning driving rain

            Sure you were:)

            Not to be outdone, The Allman Brothers sang:

            My father was a gambler down in Georgia
            He wound up on the wrong end of a gun
            And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
            Rollin’ down highway forty-one

            Sure! Thats from their Rambling Man, which has an amazing guitar solo. Feuding call and response.

            So no insight into 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 birthdays (IAs 2/2 is real:) but some Allman for you

            Saay

            http://youtu.be/6VxoXn-0Ezs

          • Haile S.

            Hi Saay7, MS and all,
            Saay7, as you mentioned the generation, even certain of ours don’t know exactly their birth time. It is often determined in association with events that took place at the time. One of the most frequently cited events I hear is ኣንበጣ ዝበልዓና ጊዜ እየ ተወሊደ (when the locust devastated our harvest). And since locust was devastating us regularly, many cannot pinpoint it to a year. Having said that the Day is precise thanks to many saints associated with…ሚካኤል፡ ማሪያም፡ ጋብር ጸጓር. ….. መዓልቲ ተወሊዱ።
            This brings us to aboy Tekle Gilagabr now the oldest being in the world after Mathuselah (and me accoding to Abi) who should now displace Jeanne Calment (french) from her record as the oldest person at 121 years at time of her death. Many in this forum understandably doubted the 131 yrs. But since he was born at a very critical period of 1886, there are several memorable events that took place at that period to ascertain the veracity based on life-history the gentleman narrated to his relatives, friends and fellow Tegadeltis.
            BTW, MS, I thought you were the oldest Tegadalay :-). Now you have been displaced by Aboy Tekle :-(.
            Best regards

          • Berhe Y

            Dear MS, Haile and KS,

            I agree with the commercial aspects, but even if it’s for commericial, I think it’s good thing. I do not agree with what you said “However deep in our heart we know everyday is a mother’s day.”, at least that’s the case in Kebessa Eritrea. We love our mothers….but there was hardly a time that we celebrated for being there.

            Berhe

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Berhe Y..

            “However deep in our heart we know everyday is a mother’s day.”, ….”We love our mothers….but there was hardly a time that we celebrated for being there.”

            why? So one day from the entire year !!!
            She should be every second….. (no ,,, time limit space limit ) …

          • Berhe Y

            Hi KS,

            I know we should but we don’t, that’s just the reality of life.

            Then this guys remind us, once a year. So it’s better than nothing.

            Plus another one, valentine, and another one anniversary and if you add birthday there you go. We got four :).

            Berhe

          • Kokhob Selam

            Hi Berhe..

            “Then this guys remind us, once a year. So it’s better than nothing.” consuming society..!!

            KS..

  • Kebessa

    Hello all,
    Is it humanly possible to live 131 years? EriTv reported today the passing of Aboy Tekle Gilagaber of Barentu at age 131. Born in 1886, Aboy Tekle joined EPLF in 1981 and served as hizbawi millita until 1992. He leaves 30 children behind and his first daughther, 90, lives in Barentu.
    I am skeptical of the accuracy of his age. There is no way to verify that. I checked Guiness world records and 122 years is the longest they have, a French lady. That one I believe as it can easily be verified through hospital records.
    Rest in peace Aboy Tekle!

    • Paulos

      Selam Kebessa,

      Could it be they meant to say 103 or 113?

      • Abi

        Paul
        Please Help we with the math . Abiy Tekle joined EPLF at the age of 95 and stayed until the he was 106. Right?

        • Paulos

          Abisensation,

          Surprised TV-Eri didn’t add the reason for the longevity was ShaEbia’s sound social and economic policies. You’re right it doesn’t add up. Weird thing is, he was almost a teen during the battle of Adwa. Wish the regime was generous with other things as well not only adding numbers to ages.

          • Abi

            Paul
            According to the story he fathered 30 children. What is interesting is his first child is 90 years old. This means he had her at the age of 41. That is kind of late in those days. After 41 he put his gun on automatic and never slowed down. አተረማመሰው ነው የምልህ
            እዋይ!!

          • Paulos

            Abisensation,

            If it is in fact true that he lived that long, it is remarkable to say the least. In reality or as far as cutting age research in medicine is concerned where research in longevity is taking the center stage, only cancer cells are capable not only they can live that long, they are immortal as well.

            Here is the deal: in 2009 a 48 years old lady won the Noble Prize in Medicine for her ground breaking research in an enzyme called Telomerase. Essentially what the enzyme does is, it regulates a part of a chromosome called telomere which is like the end of a shoe-lace where it ties the end of a chromosome from getting messy. Or it puts a knot on it as the end of a shoe-lace or the threads of a lace are tied together by the small knots at both ends. Thing is, every time the chromosomes are divided to make more cells as we live on, the knots at the end or in this case the telomere gets shorter and shorter. When the telomere which is regulated or controlled by the enzyme telomerase stops getting shorter, the cell dies and that is when the cell gets old or it is essential the state of an old age. What is remarkable about cancer cells is that the enzyme telomerase is not regulated itself as such the telomere at the end of the chromosome doesn’t get shorter every time the cancer cell divides–they become immortal even though paradoxically the host as in the person eventually dies from cancer.

          • Abi

            Paul
            Thanks
            ምነው ከመሸ የሚያስፈራ ነገር ታወራለህ? በእናቶች እለት/ ሌሊት ቁጭ አርገህ ልታሳድረኝ ነው? ኧረ በስመአብ በል!

  • Haile S.

    ርሑስ በዓል ኣዴታት

    ኣደ፣
    ፈጣሪትና
    ፍርቂ ኣካልና
    ዓንጋሊትና
    እምንቲ ጓሳ ደቅና
    አቲኣ ኮነት አቲኣ ኩልኽን ዓንዲ ሕቆና

    ኣዴታት፣
    ናይ ጻዕርኽን ድኻምክን
    መዘከሪ ኮይኑ 14 ለካቲት ብዓልክን
    ደረት ዘይብሉ ተወፋይነትክን
    ዘዛኻኽረትና ደቅኽን ኣካላትክን
    ካብ መዓሙቕ ልቢ ምስጋና ይብጻሕክን

    ተዘከሪ፣
    ሎሚ ክንዝክራ ነታ ኣቐድም ኣቢላ ዝነበረት
    ጌና ብቖልዓኣ ኣደ ኮይና ዝተረረት
    በዓል ዘይነበራ ዘይተዘከረት
    ቆልዓ ኮይና ዘይቀብጠረት
    ሕቆኣ ቀጥ ምስ በለ ዝጀመረት

    ዝጀመረት ብነእሽተይ ሳርማ
    ማይ ክትወደሉ ንፈለማ
    ካብ ሽዑ ጀሚሩ ጽዕነታ ንዘለኣለማ
    ኣብ ጥዕንኣ ኮነ ኣብ ሕማማ

    ኣራይት ዕንጨይቲ
    ኣላይት ቅዓዮ ምራኹቲ
    ቖልዓ ኮነት ኣደ ኮነት እኽልቲ ሰበይቲ
    ቤተሰብ ሓሳባ ቀትሪ ኮነ ለይቲ
    ከተዳሉ ኩሉ ዝበልዖ እንጀራ ሕብስቲ
    ኣብ ገዛእ ቤታ ዘይብላ መላፍንቲ

    ጊዜ ዘይብላ ትብለሉ አፎይታ
    ሃሩር ጸሓይ ምስ ኣስሓይታ
    ውሻጠን ጻህያይን መዋዕልታ
    ተረባሪቦም ምስ በዓል ቤታ
    ቦታ ከይሃበት ቆላሕታ
    ንኹሎም ትኽእሎም መዳኽምታ
    ዓባያ ኣደኣ ጓላ ጥራይ መጻናንዕታ
    ምስጋና ይኹና ዛመዓልቲ ዝክር መዘከርታ

    መልካም የናቶች ቀን
    Happy Mothers Day
    Bonne Fête des Mères

    • Paulos

      Selam Haile,

      Awesome! Please keep the rhyme coming.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Selam Haile,

      Good reflection for Mother’s day.

      አዴታት ብርሃን ገዛውትን ማእሰር ማእዶ ስድራቤታትን እየን:: ስለዚ ‘መዓልቲ አደ’ ዕዙዝ ስድራቤታዊ በዓል’ዩ:: ሐጎስ ዝመልኦ ‘መዓልቲ አደ’ ንኹለን አዴታት::

  • saay7

    Selam Awatistas:

    We talked about Ghirmay Ghebreselasse and how this guy is unbeatable in any environment that is demanding if the weather is unusually warm, if the course is not flat, he is the man to beat.

    The annual Grand Prix Bern (GP Bern) in Geneva was today and as he did last year, he came first. Here’s a short video set to music for those of you who have yet to appreciate the elegance of this sport and the speed of GG

    https://youtu.be/PQVSYhnjY-4

    saay

    • blink

      Dear Saay
      The thing is ,He will not be mentioned in any awate team radar . I think I can safely say it is shameful that his success became political.

      • saay7

        Hi Blink:

        I don’t think its political. Think of it this way: awate.com is an online news/opinion journal which doesn’t have a sports, entertainment, or weather forecast page. This page “Jebena” and this forum “Disqus” were designed to compensate for that defecit.

        saay

        • blink

          Dear
          Well it is an amusing world we are in. Trump said he will may be release his tax returns after he leave office.
          Uttered in a derisive and dismissive tone, in response to an accusation which has been judged to be. Such obnoxious, or disingenuous. Often used to dismiss someone when it is clear that rational discussion would be a waste of time and energy. I have the highest respect for you and I do not want to waste your time. But but do not forget people are curious by nature.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear friends,

    Today May 14-is mothers day ..may someone prepare a poem ..

    KS..

    • Mez

      Dear Kokhob,
      Happy mother’s day for all Mothers, and will be Mothers; and here at this forum too.

      Thanks

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Mez .

        Say the same in poem form using…Amharic /Arabic/English/Tigrinya …

        Regards,

        KS

        • Mez

          ይድረሥ ለኮከብ ሠላም፤ የሠላም ተምሣሌት ሞገሣም።

          እነሆ ተቀበይ መጣጥፌን
          ቃላት በያጥሩኝም ለመግለፅ ፍቅሬን
          ላንዲት እናቴ ያለኝን ልልልባዊ (stressed!) ክብሬን።

          እናት የኔ እናት
          የህይወት መሠረት፤
          ሰው የሆንኩት ባንቺ ነው
          ምኑን ተናግሬ የቱን ልተወው።
          ከአንቺዉ ተፈጥሬ
          ዉሎየን በጀርባሽ በአንቀልባ ተጠፍሬ፤
          ሆዴ ሢጎድል ሣለቃቅሥ
          በየመሃሉ አገኛለሁ ጡትሽን ምሥ።
          በአንቺው ሁለገብ ድጋፍ ፊደል ቆጥሬ
          የዓላማ ፅናት፥ የሥራ ክቡርነት ከአንቺ ከናቴ ተምሬ።
          ይሄዉ ደርሼልሻለሁ እኔ ልደጅሽ ለመሆን የልጆች አባት
          ምሥጋና ይድረሠው ቸሩ ፈጣሪአችን ሁሉ የማያልቅበት።
          እናት ሆይ ለዘላለም ኑሪ
          በየአጋጣሚው ተዘከሪ።

          thanks Again Kokeb you are great; a great personality!

          I never wrote a pome in my life before. You can imagine how emotional I felt when you asked me what I never tried.
          By the way my mom passed away a year agounexpectedly.

          Thanks

          • Kokhob Selam

            GREAT WHAT POET MAN?

            I am sorry to hear you mother is already dead..

            KS

  • Haile S.

    Hi Awetistas,
    A while ago I remember MS was asking the English name for ቅርቅረ. It is Honey Guide, Here are few words I composed for this wonderful bird.

    ቅርቅረ
    Indicator Indicatoረ
    ፈቀዶ በረኻ ፈቀዶ መሮረ
    ትጽበዪ ሃዳናይ መዓር ዝለመደ ዝበርበረ
    ናትኪ ልግስና ዝዘከረ

    ትዕዝብቲ ኣሕዲርኪ
    ጉርሒ ተዓዲልኪ
    ዘሊልኪ
    ነጢርኪ
    ጨዲርኪ ስለዘይስተብሃለልኪ
    ሓፍ ኩዲጭ ብር ኢልኪ
    ዘርጊሕኪ መንፈራፍርኪ
    ናብ ቆፎ መሪሕኪ
    ድህሪ ዝኩሉ ጻዕሪ ተረፍመረፍ ዝኣኽለኪ
    ናይ ተፈጥሮ ጽባቐ ነጸብራቕ ምስጋና ይብጻሕኪ

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear best Saay7 (my friend )

    Fetaw Selam is my friend in FB..

    “ካብ61 ብሓደ መስከረም
    ሰውራና ኣዊጃ ጸላኢ ክህረም

    ንዘውዲ ባዕዳውያን ካብ ርእሲ ኤርትራ
    ብሓይሊ ኣውሪዱ ምእንቲ ክሰብራ
    ህዝብና መስሪቱ ናይ ሓርነት ሰውራ x2

    ሃጽያዊ መትከል ክብንቆስ ካብ ሱሩ
    ንጽየናውያን እውን ክቀብር ፍሕሩ
    ህዝብና እነሆ ብረቱ ዓቲሩ x2

    ብሓደ መስከረም ታሪኻዊት ዕለት
    ክንቃለስ ኢና ብዘሎና ክእለት

    ህዝባዊ መሰል ብግቡእ ክሕሉ
    መንግስቲ ንሙቋም ምዝመዛ ዘይብሉ
    ህዝብና እነሆ ዓጢቑ ብኹሉ x2

    ቃልስና ነዊሕ’ዩ ዓወትና ናይ ግድን
    እትብል ጭርሖ ሒዝና ጓልን ወድን
    ክንቃለስ ኢና ኣብ ገዛን ኣብ ዕርድን x2

    ካብ61 ብሓደ መስከረም
    ሰውራና ኣዊጃ ጸላኢ ክህረም
    ብሓደ መስከረም ታሪኻዊት ዕለት
    ክንቃለስ ኢና ብዘሎና ክእለት”

    I thought of putting here …

    • Kokhob Selam

      Dear brother Saay7..

      where are you man! I though you will up vote …

  • MS

    Dear KOKEBAY
    You are truly an inspiration for the warring to pause for peace; for the quarreled to handshake, for the reactive and impulsive to give their hearts a chance in order to generate wisdom…and for the ill and weak to have hope and strength…You are a fighter…You are an inspiration for all of us. God bless you and wish you all the best for full recovery. I’m glad to see Jebena up and thanks also go to the AT. Thank you for the poems and the words of wisdom.
    Regards.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All…

    …………..ይፈለጥ ጉዳቶም……………

    ናብ ሰማይ ጠሚተ ክንዮ ኣድማስ:-
    ኣቶኪረ ይርኢ ‘ታ ወርሒ ክትሕምብስ:-
    ወይ ክእለት ፈጣሪ ሪኢኻ ዘይጭረስ :-
    ሕጊ- ፈለግ ገይሩ እዚ ህዋ ከይፈርስ::

    ነዚ ዘማለአ – ባህርይ ኣማዓርዩ:-
    ተመስገነ ይኹን ላዕላይ ፈጣሪ እዩ:-
    ግን:-
    ፈጣሪ ክንሱ ዝገብር ድላዩ:-
    ምርጫ ሂቡና ጽቡቅ ሕማ ቅ መምዩ::
    ንሱ ‘ ኳ ኩሉ ዝከኣሎ ዝሃበና መ ሰል:-
    ሕግን ስርዓትን ኣውሪዱልና ዕድል :-
    እንታይ እዩ ህግደፍ ህዝብና ዝብድል:-
    ብዘይ ሕጊ ፍርዲ ዝኣስር ዝቀትል::

    እናበልኩ ይሓስብ እሞ ድሓር ትዝ ኢሉኒ:-
    ናይ ደገፍቱ ነ ገር ኣ ዝዩ ገሪሚ ኒ::

    ብሕጊ ብስርዓት ዶ ኣይኮኑ ተውሊዶም:-
    ቃል ኪዳን ዝኣሰሩ ኣደ ምስ ኣበኦም:-
    ብዘይ ሕጊ ክመሓደሩ ንምንታይ መሪጾም:-
    ………….ገለ ‘ ኳ ኣሎ ይፈለጥ ጉዳቶም !!!

    Kokhob Selam

    • Abi

      Kokobe
      I don’t know what you said. I’m just happy to see you around.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Abiye,

        Thank you for your good words.. but again if you want to win the heart of people you should know their language..

        KS

        • Abi

          Kokobe
          You ain’t kidding.
          በሚገባችሁ ቋንቋ እንነጋገር?

    • Haile S.

      ሰላም ኮኸብ ሰላም፣

      ናይዞም ደገፍቲ ዶ ኢልካ
      ኣብመንጎና ጥራይዶ መሲሉካ
      ኣብ ውሽጢ ነፍሲወከፍና’ውን ኣሎካ

      ብ 30 ዓመት መስዋእቲ ዝመጸ
      በዕጽምቲ ጀጋኑ ካታኮምቢ ዝተሃንጸ
      ከይነቅዕ ብድፍእ ብጎነጸ
      ጸላኢ ከይጠብሖ ብመላጸ

      ንሕልዎ ዓይንና ጠዊና
      እዝንና ብፋጻ ሸፊንና
      ንውሽጣዊ ዓመጽ ቦታ ንኸይንህቦ መሪጽና
      ዋላ’እኳ ለይቲ እንተኣባህረረና
      ናብታ ጥዕምቲ ስቕ ደቂስና ተሲእና
      መራሒኦም ዝሓንካስ ኩሎም ደፍላጻት ኰንና ተሪፍና
      ግና ተስፋ ኣይትቁረጽ ኣለዉ ኣብ አብምጎና

      ኣለውና ከማኻ ዝበሉ
      ጌጋ ጌጋ ካብምባል ድሕር ዘይብሉ
      ብበትሪ መንፈሶም ዝተዓንገሉ
      ብሕብራዊ ቃላቶም ዘዕልሉ
      ናይ ዓወተ ቀስተደመና ኣኽሊሉ

      ካብ መጀመርታ ጽቡቁን ሕማቁን ዝፈለጡ
      ተስፋ ዘይህብ መልሓሱ ዓይኑ ምፍጣጡ
      ዝግምተና ተጓሰይቲ ጥራይ ከም ኣጣል ዘረናጡ
      ካብዚ’ኣ አንተሓሊፉ ኢሎም መስመር ዝሓንጠጡ
      ሕጂ፣
      ምስቶም ዘርከቡና ዝዓበዩ ናይ ትማሊ ሒንጡ
      ኣለና ኣለና ዋላኳ ሕቆና ጎቢጡ

      ኢድ ንኢድ ተኣሳሲርና
      ፍልልይና ኣወዳዲርና ፈቲሕና
      ሓሳብ ተለዋዊጥና
      ብብርኪ ኢድ እንተዘይክኣልና
      ዋላኳ ብቃላትና
      ጎሮረና ስሒልና
      ብሓንሳብ አንተ ጨዲርና
      ከምዝስቆሮምግባር’ዶ ከይተርፈና

      • Kokhob Selam

        Wow ! Haile Wow!

        That was (is) excellent !!!

        KS..

  • Kokhob Selam
  • Haile S.

    Hi Paulos,
    Since our discussion is cultural, I am diverting our discussion to Jebena.

    You said “Tigrinya as they say is good for ጸርፊ and ቆይቂ.” This is የጠላት ወሬ. ወዳጄ ኣቢን ጠይቅ።

    You said, “Tigrinya abuses the vocal cords and it might get atrophied because of it.” I disagree. It doesn’t atrophy them, it smoothens clears and sharpens them for argumentation, መጎተ። If all our causes were pled in tigrigna at the UN, we would have won all of them.
    ኣነ ወዲ ባሕረ ነጋሲ
    እንሀልካ’ድኣሲ
    ምጉት ንኸሳሲ
    ኣርዑት ንሓራሲ
    ጠብ’መንጃ ንተኳሲ
    ቆብዕ ንፈላሲ
    ግዕዝም ንኾላሲ
    ካብ ትግርኛ ዝበለጸ እንታይ ትደሊ ፈውሲ?

    • Paulos

      Selam Haile,

      You really got me! That’s just beautiful. Here is the thing though, I get sort of bored when I listen a speech in Tigrinya but a different story if it is poetry as your otherwise brilliant one. But I can listen to any lengthy speech in any other language including in Amharic. What killed my enthusiasm the most is Isaias’ boring and monotonic speech which I can’t stand at all.

      • Haile S.

        Hi Paulos,
        I understand you perfectly. Isayas could have been a good orator, had he spoken staight with gaiety, with love and with optimism. Let me remind you some of the great orators in tigrigna during your childhood:
        በርሀ ኣርኣያ the author of ወጠቶ አንዳቦይ ዐንዱ & ጥሪ ዕብዲ.
        ኣርኣያ በላይ & ጸሃየ ተውልደ news men in radio Asmara.
        ዘመንፈስቅዱስ a famous Deacon. I havn’t heard him speak, but the other ዘመንፈስቅዱስ, a very known author and historian could have been a very knowlegeable person in Tigrigna.

        • Paulos

          Selam Haile,

          I vaguely remember Araya Belay but read his books መን’ዩ በደለኛ and ንመን’የ ዝነግሮ. The other person I remember with the knack for oratory was the comedian-turned-preacher Memhir/Grazmach Alemay’oh. And of course the one and only Qeshi-Dr. Fitsum Gebrengus the man who is unjustly rotting in Isaias’ dungeon.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Haile,

          You said it well. I don’t remember those people you mentioned but I use to go enda Mariam church and there was a priest I don’t know his name (he use to limp when he walked) is probably the best I can remember. I have read Araya Belay book and I think is a great work.

          My friend iSem says Sium Harestay was one of the best but never had a chance to hear him make a speech.

          What I suggest for you is to listen to Haile Durue speech he gave in Germany. I think it was one if the best speech I have heard.

          Another one I would suggest is our own Awatista MS letter to Gedi Gerahtu, I don’t remember were but read in one if the opposition radio (may be someone can provide a link).

          Berhe

          • Haile S.

            Hi Berhe and Paulos,
            Thank you Berhe on the 2. I will check them.
            Paulos, I don’t recall of the 2 preachers. Certainly they came after I stopped going to churchs 🙂 or after I left Asmara.

          • Paulos

            Selam Berhe,

            I agree Harestay was one of a kind (May his soul rest in peace.) The other person I enjoy listening to is Hiruy Tedla Bairu. His speech among other things has a consoling effect. Time permits, I am looking forward to read his new book.

          • saay7

            MerHaba Berhe:

            Seyoum O/Michael (“Harestay”) gave this aura of strength, like a rock: broad-shouldered, fearless, blunt: the stereotypical Eritrean (or how we flatter ourselves as being.)

            Your friend iSem probably admires him for his radio broadcasts from Sudan when the ELF was going through its great break-up and he was the voice of the institution with his “Ha-hu bel faluley…”

            But he could also riff and stitch together memorable words that once you hear them, never leave you, regardless of their ability to discuss reality or the future. I wont’ tell you when he said this (my lease favorite part of Eritrean history) but I will never forget it:

            ብሓርጎጽጎጽን ደርጎጽጎጽን ዝተኣኻኻበ ሓይሊ: ኣብ ጽንኩርን በዳሂን መድረኽ: ክሽልተምን ክግልተምን: ናይ ግድን ይኸውን::

            Phew.

            saay

          • Ismail AA

            Ahlen saay,

            Since you mentioned the late Seyoum and his Tigringa language skill, which is, by and large, true, I would like to add that he also had unique ability to contextually flavor his speeches with humour.

            For example when he spoke at the Kassel Festival in the Summer of 1992, which was right after the infamous cancellation of planned visit to Asmara by a high level ELF-RC delegation, he told the audience why the EPLF leaders hastily put off the visit. He said: “ዝገበሩም ገርኩም ንገርዎም ኣብ ነፋሪት ከይደይቡ፡ እንተ በሪሮም የግዲ ክዓልቢ እዮም”. The audience clapped with loud laughter. What he wanted to tell the audience was the EPLF leadership found out that the people would not be prevented from rushing to meet the delegation once the plane touch ground.

            Regards

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Saay,

            Seyoum O/Mikael is one of the gifted orator, in a unique style, with the command of tigrigna language that no one excels him. Even his adversaries would like to listen him with a pleasure despite his contrarian view on the process of “national democratic program” of ELF. I happen to be one of them.

            Indeed he is a bold fearless fighter for what he believes. Though the well known

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear .Aya…Amanuel..

            Those Young PFDJ with back ground are not familiar with what you know …and they will face hard days a head those are the once in prison of the dictator for their old mistakes if everybody will have
            the knowledge what you ha Eritrea could have peace and could have been one advance natiion..

          • Paulos

            Selam Emma,

            Many thanks for sharing with the rest of us the rare traits attributed to Harestay where I personally was always fond of him not to mention listening to what he had to say. People more often than not confuse charisma with good-looks which is totally wrong. Isaias could be good looking but he doesn’t have charisma at all. In contrast, Harestay was charismatic who can appeal to a larger or wider audience with a miryad political persuasions.

            Please allow me to get technical: this is how the notable German sociologist Max Weber tersly defined Charismatic Leadership: It is found in a leader with extraordinary characteristics of individual whose vision and mission inspire others.

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Hi Paulos,

            Seyoum has many memorable the way he expressed himself that still hold place in our memory. Let me mention one incident from the many. The time is around the end of 1979 where LP had a conference to restructure its party. He was one of the participant in the conference of the party. I think he was not happy the way the party was conducting its conference, and was head on clashed with them (as narrated by one of his colleague who was also in the conference). So members of the party who do not participated asked him how the conference was. This is how he replied to them: “ሰው አቢሎምልና ብጸጋምና አሕሊፍናዮ: እንደገና ሰው አቢሎምልና ብየማና አሕሊፍናዮ: ደጊሞም ሰው አቢሎምልነና ደኒና አሕሊፍናዮ:: አብመወደእታ ሰው ምስአበሉልና ትቅብል አቢልና ኢና ኳሕ ዘበልናዮም::”

            Saay is always mesmerized by the speech of Seyoum. Who doesn’t? But if you are on his way he is merciless to eliminate you with his derisive political languages.

            Regards

          • Paulos

            Selam Emma,

            Again thanks for the insight. Hard to see in him a ruthless-political-animal towards political enemies. But again, as the classic Machiavellian play book has it, one ought to be cunning like a fox and bold-ruthless like a lion to survive in a political world. He definitely was one in a million to say the least and I wish he took care of himself for the sake of the Eritrean people as the risk factors (smoking, obesity and stress) I would assume contributed to his untimely death.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Brother Paulos,

            “እንታይ’ሞ እንታይ’ሞ፡
            እንታይሞ እዛ ዓለምዚኣ’ሞ”

            Let us ask…. heroes who are alive what ever is possible. .

            KS..

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Paulos,

            Speaking about using the ” pejorative word Falul and menkae” in the Eritrean politics was to kill the democratic change demanded from the bases of the organizations and holding in check the excessive power of their leaderships. Shouldn’t the rank and files of the organizations object any destructive policies that their leaderships were pursuing? I say yes. In the first congress of ELF the splinters were considered as counter revolutionaries. Since then and up to the end of 1974 was a bloody civil war that took hundreds of lives of our youth. Around the end of 1974, 42 ELFites fighters refused to shoot on their brothers – ELF-PF also known as Hizbawi Hailetat. Should this fighters who refuse the instruction of their leadership, and became the prime reason in stopping the civil war, be called “Falul”? In my book no. By the same token should the ELF fighters be called falul, simply for asking the leadership to correct their policy on the two Hizbawi hailetat (Issayas group and Sabe group) after their split in 1976. I believe no. It is during this time that Seyoum came with his “ha hu bel falulay” that contribute to the weakening of the big organization. Conflict resolution does not happen with combative languages. Big leaders do not chose hard line positions, rather more than anything their focus is on preserving the unity of their organization by resolving their internal contradictions. Hence if I were in their position, my primary objective would have been to maintain the unity of the base and the leadership, for without that there is no assurance the continuity of the organization as viable and formidable organization. At that point the unity of ELF and EPLF should be taken to the back of the burner as secondary. Lenin is quoted to have said, and I paraphrase it as follows: If the leadership lagged behind the files and ranks, then they should listen to the demand of their bases. ELF leadership should have listened to their bases to save the disintegration of the organization – an organization that had a commendable “National democratic program and rudimentary democratic institutions” for the future democratic Eritrea to flourish and take roots in the Eritrean society. A big lost for the Eritrean people and are paying everything in the current predicament. In 1977 ELF lost 2040 of its formidable fighters to EPLF. And equally or more of its fighters also lost and left to migrate all over the world. I have never felt a deep sorrow and disappointed in my entire political life than in the year 1977. I saw it that it will be a tragic for democracy and peace in Eritrea at that time. And it has become true now what I saw and said about the fate of democracy and constitutional governance in Eritrea with the demise of ELF three decades ago. Very sad to witness what I foresee three decades ago. The organization that was the hope of democracy and constitutional governance is disappeared because of its failure to resolve its internal contradictions. Seeing the division of our society, I can not even visualize what the future hold for the Eritrean people, though I am hopeful to my optimistic instinct.

            Regards

          • blink

            Dear Mr.Amanuel
            Sorry for the lost brave Eritreans plus the golden chance of uniting the 2 fronts. I am always optimistic about the future of Eritrea,I mean apart from the dictator.Lets pull forward with a democratic dream.

          • Paulos

            Selam Emma,

            Again many thanks for the insight. Can you please walk us through if you could, was Harestay with the Sabbe group and what was the main reason for the fallout between Isaias and Sabbe and one more question—in your opinion why did Isaias opted to create a splinter group instead of staying with ELF.

          • Ismail AA

            Ahlen Aman and the rest,

            Thanks Aman for adding to refresher of our memory of Seyoum O. Mikael. I knew him from closely working with him in the years 1989-1992 in Khartoum. I had opportunity to know him more as a personality and fighter. One of the things one could easily mark was his absolute devotion and commitment to organization and rules that operate it. For example, his famous” hahu bel falulay” line of his poem was driven home by the next “ናብ ስርዒትካ ንዓናይ” line. His criticism of the members of the so called falul movement had more to do with breach of organizational rules than political dispute. He understood detaining and capturing leadership members acts that broke the rules and organizational discipline.

            Aman is right that Seyoum was enviously committed to the Democratic National Program of the ELF. In our various conversations during our work together, he always stressed that the program did not no concern the ELF alone but the nation because it was custodian of what the Eritrean part of the Federal Constitution of 1952 represented. Matters such as the flag and everything that reflected the political status of the nation vis-a-vis Ethiopia and its unilateral abrogation of its existence were important to him. He had always carried the flag among his personal belonging where ever he moved.

            Regards

    • Abi

      Hi Gashe
      I agree with you about the UN thing. Do your አውሎ at The UN and everything will be alright. Final and binding አውሎ at the border.
      Tigrinya for crying
      Amharic for begging
      “ዓይኔን ግንባር ያርገው ብሎ ይምላል ሰው
      የጨለማን ኑሮ እንደኔ ባይቀምሰው::”
      እምዮቼ ስለ ዓይን አምላክ

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Haile S.

    I want you to ..open this page and participate..

    I am inviting you to be part Jebena group you can use any language and under any title.

    KS..

    • Haile S.

      Selam ኮኸብ ሰላም፣

      What an honor coming from your side
      To say No I don’t have the right
      I am so honored to accompany you in the straight fight

      ኮ ከም ኮኮዓዳ ፈውሲ ድርቀት ቆርበት
      ኸ ከም ጥዑም ሽም ዓዲ MS? ዓዲ ኸርከበት
      ብ ከም ሓሪር ብርጭቆ
      ሰ ዝፈልፈለ ሰናይ ካም ልቢ መዓሙቆ
      ላ ከም ላህመት ጸለል ዝበለ
      ም ከም ምህለላ ብተስፋ ናብ ዝለዓለ

      ትምኒትካ ንህላወ ህዝብና
      ጥዕናኻ ተስፋና
      ብቀጻሊ ከተሰንየና
      ቀጽል’ድኣ ምሳኻ ኣለና
      አንተኸኣልና ነሰንየካ
      አንተዘይኮነ ነንብበካ
      አንተቦቅቧቕና ነባኽየካ
      ንዓና ረኺብካ ኣይሰኣንካ

      ሓንጎል ከም ምሓውር ከም ዘዕበኻዮ
      ሀ’ን ፐ’ን ኢልካ ከም ዘስነኻዮ
      ማይ ኣስቲኻ ከም ዘጠጣዕካዮ
      ከም ቖልዓ ጌርካ አንተዕቢኻዮ
      ብቀጻሊ ሓሳብ አንተኣሰኒኻዮ
      ስቕ ኢሉ’ዩ ዝጥጥዕ ከም ሓምሊ ብርንሃዮ

      yes, i will accompany you, with great honor.
      Haile

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Haile S.

        What an art man!

        ኮ -ከም ኮኮዓዳ ፈውሲ ድርቀት ቆርበት
        ኸ – ከም ጥዑም ሽም ዓዲ MS? ዓዲ ኸርከበት
        ብ- ከም ሓሪር ብርጭቆ
        ሰ- ዝፈልፈለ ሰናይ ካም ልቢ መዓሙቆ
        ላ -ከም ላህመት ጸለል ዝበለ
        ም -ከም ምህለላ ብተስፋ ናብ ዝለዓለ

        I can see the first letters Kokhob …

        KS..

    • Kokhob Selam

      Here’s a poem I had written especially for you:

      with sparks of inspiration,
      the journey embarked,
      a code of life,
      created to help,

      with readers came,
      abundance grew,
      the lives that changed,
      who would have knew,

      with Haile S.
      I extend my hand,
      endless support,
      thank you,
      my dear friend

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Awate..

    …. ትዕቢተኛ ለማኒ ……
    ትዕቢተኛ ለማኒ ላዕሊ ኣፍንጭኡ :-
    ጅሆ ሒዙ ምክት ሰባት ኣብ ክንድኡ :-
    መስኪናይ ‘ቲ ውጹዕ ግዱድ ተደፊኡ
    ኣብ ዘይኣመነሉ ጸረ ሕልንኡ ::
    ለመና ገባቲ ሓበሬታ ይመስል :-
    ተዃሊሙ ይመጽእ ክብረቱ ከይጎድል:-
    ………….ወዮ ቲ ክብረቱ ዘሎ መሲልዎ :-
    …………..ቀደም ዝኸሰሮ ምኽኣል ስኢንዎ ::
    ጭብጥታት ብግቦ መዓስ እሞ የድሕኖ :-
    ተኣኪቡ ሓሶት – መሊሱ የድንኖ :-
    ንግርዎ ግዳ ከውርዶ ቲ ዲኖ :-
    ዲኖ ናይ ጀጋኑ ማዕረጉ ነይኮኖ ::
    ……………………ፍጹም ነይምጥኖ :

    KS..

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All,

    http://www.eastafro.com/2017/05/08/video-200-migrants-feared-dead-off-libya-over-weekend-survivors/

    Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean over weekend: survivors…

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All,

    …… “ዘ ይ ስ ን ኻ ሑ ጻ ቆ ር ጡ መ ሉ “………

    ሰብ ዓይኑ እናረኣየ ኣይከይድን ኩናት :-
    ብዘይ ጸገም ሽግር ብዘይ ገለ ምኽንያት ::

    ንሕና ኤረትራውያን ቀደም ክንጋደል :-
    ፈቲናዮ ኣይኮናን ክንውጋእ ክንቆስል :-
    ፈቲናዮ ኣይኮናን ብቦምባ ክንበሰል:-
    ምርጫ ኢና ስኢና በዚሑና በደል ::

    በደል እወ ኣብ ትሕቲ ገዛእቲ –
    በደል እወ ዝሓርዱ ጥንስቲ –
    በደል እወ ዓድታት ኣንደቲ –
    ካብ ገዛእ መሬትና ኣባረርቲ ::

    ናይ ዚኦም ገዲዱ :-
    . . . ካባና ዝተወልዱ :-
    . . . . .ደም ሰብ ዝለመዱ :-
    . . . . . . . .ብስርዓት ዘይከዱ::

    ግን :–
    ዘትይተግመተ ኮይኑ ኣትዩና ድንግርግር :-
    ሕሉፍ ኩናት ኣድኪሙና መሪጽና ክንበርር :-
    ‘ምበር መዓስ ክተርፍ ኮይኑ ‘ሞ :-
    ክሳብ መዓስ ክንጽመ ሞ :-
    እቲ ዘይለበመ ነለብሞ :-
    “ካብኻ ዘይሓልፍ ጋሻ ዓጥቢካ ስዓሞ ”
    . . . . . . . . . . .ግድን እዩ ክንገጥሞ ::

    ስቃይ ካብ ስቃይ ንሓደ ክትመርጽ :-
    ምርጫ ምስሰኣንካ እንዶ ኣይኮነ ምስ ትቀብጽ ::

    እንተ ገለ ‘ ሞ ናብራ ዝጠዓሞም :-
    ኣብ ወጻኢ ዝ ነብሩ ምስ ደቆም :-
    ኣብ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሃገር ተሓጊሶም :-
    ዝሕዝን እዩ ብህዝቢ ምልጋጾም ::
    በለጽ ጭካነ- እንድ ኣሉ :-
    “ዘ ይ ስ ን ኻ ሑ ጻ ቆ ር ጡ መ ሉ” :-

    Kokhob Selam

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear All..

    Notes from the Universe remind me I’m a part of something much bigger and that my dreams are constantly being realized. I love them … KS…

    • Abi

      Kokobe
      “ያሰብኩት ተሳካ ያለምኩት ደረሰ
      ሀሳቤም ተሟላ መንፈሴም ታደሰ
      ይህ ይሁን እያልኩኝ ስመኝ ስመኝ
      ያሰብኩት ተሳካ በጣም ደስ አለኝ::” ጥላሁን ገሠሠ

      • Kokhob Selam

        Abi Thank you..

        “ያሰብኩት ተሳካ ” My fingers are not …obeying getting instruction from my brain.. since 7-8 months . I am no more touch typist -due to brain damage … but now eventually I am getting well.

        what are my dreams ? what is that the universe ..

        • Abi

          Kokobe
          Glad to hear that you are doing fine. Stay strong.
          “አበሻ ተስፋ አይቆርጥም”

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abi,

            ኣይደል?

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            እንዴታ!!

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Kokhobay,

          Regaining back of health is always slowly. With time and patience you will be back to a complete recovery. We are happy that we are seeing improvement daily. We are blessed we get you back.

          Regards

        • Deogane

          I have heard that you are sick but did not think to that level. Sorry to hear that. I wish you complet recovery.

        • Paulos

          Selam Kokhobay,

          Glad you’re getting better. Better days are coming. Stay strong. God bless!

        • tes

          Selam Kokhob Selam,

          Your wisdom shines everyday
          …..every hour
          …..every minute
          …… every second
          Blessed are those who we are reading you

          Your universe is so wide,
          Beyond our universe
          If there is a universe
          But I bet your universe is so unique
          Full of light
          Light of transcedence.

          What you bring for us
          It is way beyond us
          Us, the blessed
          In full surrender
          Yet free
          Just like the white cloud
          and You
          Yes YOU
          The wind
          Helping us to float in your universe

          Kokhob Selam!

          tes

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear tes,,,

            Wow! what .. an expression !

            THANK YOU….. MASTER ..

            KS

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            በልሳን መነጋገር ጀመራችሁ?

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abiye,

            በኔና በተስፋ መካከል መግባትማ :-ይቅርብህ:: ኣያዋጣህማ !

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            የሰከረ ተስፋ ምን ያደርግልሃል?
            የከሰረ ተስፋ ምን ያደርግልሃል?
            አብነት መድሃኒት ነው ፈውስ ይሆንሃል::

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abiye.

            Look at his words..,
            “Your hands might be,
            Just might be
            Yes not strong
            To type
            But what is dropped,
            Yes dropped
            Is an expression of SILENCE
            The silence of the MASTER
            Just like the Budha!”

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            I feel like reading Nostradamus.

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abiye

            Is leaving in France ..was a French physician and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have …. as Nostradamus..

          • MerHaba Kokhob Selam,

            The Middle Path of The Budha and The Bodhisattvas.

            2 schools of thought or contemplation
            00) Seek Self Enlightenment and attain Nirvana…Be The Budha

            01) Seek to enlighten all living things then subsequently as the Bodhisattva you leave this suffering and enter Nirvana.

            And The Light Jesus, with his blood “Service above Self” solves the Middle Path variable of attaining both simultaneously.

            Parallels of Karma, reincarnation and humanities Quest for The Word as the Light. @ our feet as our assurance of Guidance.

            DfaEE 10001 = 17.

            tSAtSE
            2ueces

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear tSAtSE,

            Today someone has written.. good advice for you I hope you have seen it ..

          • Gashe Abi,

            Unetih neh, ysekere tesfa mn ydergthal.
            In my last address to you, I gave you the reference Matthew 17:20. With faith equal the size of the muster seed, you My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ tells instructs the apostles and us that we have the ability to move the mountain.

            Yes I warn us all equally to be cognizant of those, including ourselves, that are yesrkeru/inebriated. Drunk from what? Drunk from fermented solids, liquids, smokes, syringes, materialism hording, status, learning, fear, power etc… Each with his,/her respective choice for skramm. Once content and the flesh or zar is content, then tesfa or idealism, uninhibited flows.
            Your continuous call to turn away from Eritrean’s Sekaram Tesfa is heard as a brotherly advice once again. “She is an Uptown girl in a downtown world.”

            Our collective journey is Greater. I ask you brother to start planting muster seeds, sooner.

            Jebena is a cool spot. I have $35 in my pocket, for a 100 cups of at .35 cents each. Gheteb I have a corner table you can join me. The first 50 rounds on me. As in Capen’s registrar.
            I will conduct my self soberly as Haile S. And Saay7 AAKATEY may Rubbay they sing.

            DaHdeHayo lomis QalAllem sber. Haile S. Zereba zereba yemtsio. Kab bzuH zereba Hanti nay Habar ksbet tetrkhbo, more dialogue we shall do for profit Base2.
            Derfi,gtMi,Art etc… The Narrative Imperative is lead with the light on our collective feet.
            Two Songs I will sing Silently as I wait for Gheteb, iSEM, Hyatt Adem and Made.

            1. FeHira: “YeEwaff nayy semayy arawitt nay mdri, kemey Halefe nay berkhana Hdri, daHdiHio Lomis QalAAlem Sberi.

            2. The Base Yemane ” Barya” Gebremichail:

            ZTeAmkuo AAndiel koynuni Ere, bmeArr Tebayki iyuu aziu zmeker…aytselaekukhin ms fetekhukhi Hansab….

            Alo aytebetenen giena iti Hasab.

            Tadias lemon bmarr tej inna marr unieta abren sejren Hulu guzie tesa anilewaweTim.

            Lets be gay and marry Gash Abi!
            AAWX 10001
            MaHmuday “The Best” itfedel Gahua guwa/Tegila!

            tSAtSE
            2ueces

  • Berhe Y

    Dear Saay, Abi and all,

    I just heard again Teddy Afro new song Ethiopia again. There was a post from a concert in Ghion hotel I think on face book. I think it’s becoming quite a hit and it’s moving people and gets them into their emotions. The fact that the song is not a typical Amharic lyric where people get to dance in their own but it’s like a movement song, raise the people blood and emotions…. Reminds me Abreham Afeworki songs…

    I know it’s hard to make a predication but if continues like this, which I think the people will use as a song of opposition to the regime and will rally people.

    Teddy Afro Yesteserial in 2005 played a key role for the opposition and I think this will probably will play a significant role.

    I think it’s brilliant the way he introduced the song, online with the lyrics where people can learn and memorize the song quite easily and simple.

    EPRDF better be prepared for this.

    Berhe

    • Paulos

      Selam Berhe,

      I was never a big fan of that dude (Teddy) the same with Abraham Afwerki as well. But I must say, his new solo is great but I wouldn’t say it will galvanize particularly the youth to rise up against the regime in Ethiopia. Assuming as such is owning wrong reading about the country’s socio-economic or political realities.

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Paulos,

        This is what I was referring to. I also saw others in DC, Gondor and the crowd reaction is similar.

        You have to appericiate the herd mentality, what people do when they see others do, that they will not do in their own.

        And the message and title I think, challenges the core system (federalism – which is sold by the opposition as dividing the country) where this song speak of unity and one Ethiopia.

        At least that’s what i think.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk4yHdJuKQU&ebc=ANyPxKpRXPucvAOzohAAww-ZZXwoT4Ldd4M78gv0MlPGeWpKcLq3Mhm7j6jGKgrYeFZhLS8gdrXUm9iC3ZGMYifWOVewPo6FEw

        Berhe

        • Kokhob Selam

          Dear Berhe Y,

          I also think Afro has driven wild the mass..

        • Abi

          Hawuna Berhe
          It is a movement against the stupid ethnic federalism.

        • saay7

          Berhe:

          We kinda discussed this song when it first came out. It is not a song but an anthem called “Ethiopia.” There are two problems with it:

          1. The lyrics “ኣልፈው ሲነኩሽ ባህርሸን ተሻግረው” (transgress against you by crossing your sea). What is “your sea” for a landlocked country? You speculated Somalia, Djibouti but I think the mob is going for Eritrea. Big problem.

          2. From the attires he chooses, the flag he waves, the avatars he raises, Teddy Afro clearly thinks to “Make Ethiopia Great Again” one has to go back in time to the Haile Selasse era. He will find out quickly, outside the mob chanting his words, there is a large and diverse Ethiopia that doesn’t think Zemene Haile Selasse were the good old days beginning, probably, with the people that his wife hails from.

          His criticism of ethnic federalist strikes a chord and resonates; however, he prescription, is problematic. This is why artists often make terrible politicians. And the mob? Well, you can rally a mob to jump off a cliff.

          saay

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Saay,

            1) Leaving Eritrea and it’s interests aside (because it’s an international, external issue), I was focusing from the Ethiopian internal politics.

            2) We can call it a mob, but I don’t think it’s just a small mob. Aside from TPLF and I don’t know to what degree the Oromo feel, I think the majority / all Amhara are against the ethnic federalism. That by itself is a huge number (and if they find a way) to challenge EPRDF, I think this is a problem. Nothing new here, and it has been the case for some time.

            Beside the lyrics, the message etc..I think the open defiance is what I am focusing. And none other places but inside AA.

            In other words, the song can be used as a rallying point for those who are going to challenge the authorities and no matter how rational those who think are are on the right (even those who support federalism).

            Last time you told me about “Xegem Yelen” and imagine if that song would have played in Godna Harnet in the open and people are free to dance and sing (just like those boys / girls) in Sawa did.. And there is a platform for it to be played again, and again…

            Berhe

          • saay7

            Berhe The Light:

            I edited my post and u may not have had a chance to see it.

            Eritrea is not an international issue for the mob, it is domestic: there is the “who lost Eritrea” issue: it was in the last election in the party debates.

            One can argue against ethnic federalism and for unitary state without raising the ghost of Haile Selasse. What did his reign mean to the over 90 language groups in Ethiopia, not just the Amharic speakers* who attend his concerts?

            saay

            * I am not counting the Eritreans: they just “like the beat and can dance to it.”

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Saay,

            1) Access to sea issue will always be the issue of Ethiopians, no matter who might be. The amount of money land locked Ethiopia is paying to have access to the sea is just pure economic and pride issue. TPLF may have supported Eritrea independence but I don’t think it’s because of a principled support but rather, long term TPLF / Tigray people’s interest. The reason I said it’s international issue, it could be a talking point, political score but there isn’t much they can do about it without some sort of international involvement (war with Eritrea, International commuity, SC etc).

            2) I think the rule of Mengistu (who killed all of Haile Slassie) and the long time EPRDF has been in power, the return to HS is I think in the mind of a small minority group. But for the most part, Derg has sold the idea of And Ethiopia and crushed the feudal system, once and for all. So those who are opposing, are not necessarly to bring back HS but the “And Ethiopia” that suppose to have existed in the minds / hearts of many people, which may include some or parts of Eritrea.

            I have heard Eritrean (Amice) who argue for the And Ethiopia Derg policy and they do not like this, Amara, Oromo, Tigray Kilil politics…

            Berhe

          • Mez

            Dear Berhe,

            The artist is picking up trendy issues and make his money. Is the same thing what Hollywood is doing in the movie industry.

            If you think the song will be like ፋኖ አገሩ ገባ then you are hugely mistaken.

            The biggest political winner of this song will be the Ethiopian government itself; because it shows that there is still some elbow space for independent thinker. For example it is not like the DERG era….

            Thanks

          • Abi

            Hi Mez
            You mean
            ፋኖ ተሰማራ
            እንደ ሆችሚን እንደ ቼ ጉቬራ?
            Or
            ፋኖ አገሩ ገባ ሳይሰናበተኝ
            ያ ጀግና ወታደር ሰውም አያደርገኝ::

          • Mez

            Hi Abi, I would tip for the last one. I guess that has more traction with the italianos and : ዘራፍ ሀሓማሴን ገዳይ…of the pre-history time

            Thanks

          • Abi

            Hi Mez
            Two things
            1 ጀግና ሓማሴን ገዳይ!
            This applies only to those Askari who joined the coward Italians to kill their brothers in Ethiopia.
            ሓማሴን አገርህ ብትገባ ምላሴን! እንደተባለው
            2 It is not ” the pre-history time. No Sir. It happened yesterday. Idris Awate was a young person at that time.

          • Mez

            Hi Abi,

            You nailed it man. Some times, I think our–current past–history is like spaghetti thing…

            Thanks

          • Haile S.

            Hi Abi and Awetistas,
            And the brother was extemely generous in reciprocity:
            ሓማሴን እንዳይመለስ ኣገሩን፡
            ዓድዋ ላይ ኣስቀሩት ኣንድ እግሩና ኣንድ አጁን።
            Now on a less heavier note:
            ገዳይ is an amharic patriotic expression, not tigrigna’s. The equivalent in tigrigna is ተኳሽ.
            ሰማይ ሰማይ ዝኸይድ ገረወይና
            ከም ሓማሴናይ ዝትኩስ ነይርኤና
            ኣቢ’ቦ ኣቢቦ
            ሓማሴናይ primo.
            Any idea where the (ሰማይ ሰማይ ዝኸይድ ገረወይና) comes from?
            ሌባ ሻይ ሃይለ

          • Abi

            Selam ሌባ ሻይ ሃይለ
            Sorry Gashe I need translation . አነ እንደኢ.
            The thing is when you write ሃማሴን I read አስካሪ::

            The rest of Eritreans were treated better than any other group under the ፀሐዩ ንጉስ::
            Remember the ስመ ጥሩ ሃማሴኖች as an example. Those Eritreans at shashemene and other parts of Ethiopia did better than anybody else.
            You welcome

          • Haile S.

            Hi Abi,
            You just commited a minor typo. You were trying to write ኣሽከርካሪ.
            Thanks

          • Abi

            Selam Gashe
            አይ ያንተ ነገር
            ነገር ማሽከርከሩን ለኔ ትተህ ኤኔትሬህን አሽከርክር::

          • Selamat Gashe Abi,

            Aye ya’nte neger, Tekle Haimanot le Huletegna gzie negus ye ’emba tebaalal. “Mn belto newu meroTT titow cycle yashenkoratitu stll astewaskut.”
            Cycle, Enetre, bemankia farkieta ijihn titeh… Am I detecting a pattern here? Where now Ante Gashe Abi, Tala weyim Tej Titeh, Red Stripe/Guiness tiTeTaleh, Cuas ye Africa conference titeh ye Europa, Milan/Liverpool/Man U wededk.

            Sure ye Haile S. Simple Tigrigna ygbagn… Gahse Abi, ahun Hisab kaderegut, no that I have done the mathematics thorughly, I am willing to bet that one of the following TWO is true:

            00) That it is you Abi, that is Eritrean by birth and parents and the Emebiet/Your Mrs. is the Ethiopian by her birth and parents. And she constantly reminds/nags you HOW GOOD YOU HAD IT AS AN ETHIOPIAN. This would be my bet. Deductive Logic– /JIMA/Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tmara Shopsin/
            01) The Mrs. Gashie Abi is Eritrean from Asmara Schola Italia in the Embagaliano or Paradizo stock and you are a Kazanchis Arada who loves his lifelong better half yet doubts that she loves him as much if at all. And so you project always on the Eritreans your Billy Joe song of She is an uptown girl..” Yes, your reminders to the Eritreans that they had it even better than the Ethiopians in Ethiopia.

            I assure you, your Eritrean wife and all Eritreans LOVE you and all Ethiopians! But the Goal, Arbitrary and Stupid as it may seem, does have solid basis on “Our collective journey is GREATER.” Hisab/mathematics. But you can’t put the Horse a Dentro the Carosa. You can not put the carriage in front of the horse. In the Narrative Imperatives, Eritrea IS The Horse And Ethiopia the Carosa!
            Cause and Effect!
            Psalm 119:105 was part of my Sunday School Lesson 5: Assurance of Guidance states:
            Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.
            and Matthew 17:20 is also fitting.
            Should you see Amdachin, Our Sire Amde the Andelussian, do let him know I await him anxiously so that we can dialogue the FAB5 X Medal concluding chapter. From unitary perspective, several pertinent points or more, in the Abu Ashera Wolverine X Imperative Narrative could be endangered by real bias or the perception byt the NOBLE PEOPLES OF ETHIOPIA and ERITREA.
            Please be cognizant and have him be aware of General Thucydides’ Athens V Sparta as Well as The Arbitrary and Stupid Goal correlation. Should he scratch his head, just mention Sonet 29 and The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
            And Gashe Abi, The Golden State Warriors or 2UB Nation! Curry and KD the Sooner over Rockets!

            Aura Gundann – AmEritrean GitSAtSE

          • Paulos

            Selam Haile,

            Funny and very inquisitive. My guess is back then say in the skies of ዓዲ ንኣምን ዓንሰባ UFOs might have appeared and spotted by the dude who composed the song or music.

          • Haile S.

            Hi Paulos,
            You almost got it. For the poor dudes of our country the thing was a true UFO! My answer is a deductive reasoning. Italy during its conquest and advances from Massawa to the highlands, it was using observation balloons. And this very likely gave an idea to our ዋጣ to compose the song. Italy and Britain were the first to use observation ballons in war in Africa. Both almost at the same time.

          • Abi

            You witnessed all these while tending goats and camels?
            ሃይልዬን ስንድር
            አዲስ ነበረች ምድር

          • Haile S.

            Hi Abi,
            ስቀህ ኣታስቀኝ
            የማቱሳላ ታናሽ ነኝ።
            You are funny. Colleagues who saw me laughing alone are asking about my mental state.

          • Paulos

            Selam Haile,

            The historical background makes sense but the thing is, would you say the ballon appeared to the guy as a ገረወይና? Maybe an aircraft?

          • Haile S.

            Hi Paulos,
            Yes, I would say so. It was a simple balloon holding a basket (ገረውይና) that accomodates 3 or 4 people.

          • Paulos

            Aha! That makes perfect sense. Thanks Haile.

          • saay7

            Haile:

            I have a completely different context for this expression. But to bring along Abi, let’s remind him the following:

            Hamasien is all of the above:

            (1) a region/province in Eritrea
            (2) Hamasien: Name Ethiopians/Tigrayans use to refer to Eritreans
            (3) Hamasien: Name of a great soccer/football team

            “Ztkus”:

            (1) He who shoots bullets
            (2) He who kicks a football.

            Now, Hailat, for me this song was always sang when Hamasien (“Hamma”) football team won a game in Asmara (or should have won a game and was cheated. Or, hell, any occasion.)

            And as I recall it, it wasn’t “zkheid” (male) but “tkheid” (female). zkheid/tkheid = goes. Thus:

            (a) the reference of Hamasenay was to a footballer from the Hamaseien team
            (b) a gereweina (big can) in the sky is not that far off from “aluminum tube in the sky”, the slang reference for a plane

            Ergo, presto: the song is about how a Hamassien football shooter is as powerful and as fast as a plane.

            saay

          • Haile S.

            Hi
            Saay7,

            Absolutely, your version of the story is also valid. You reminded me, when I
            was living in Edaga Hamus, of all the Ansebas marching back home with their unsold
            livestock singing that song and challenging everyone on the road ‘Hamma bel
            ktdrer’.

            But, even during the 70s Abi would still be against Hamma. Like most of the
            people coming from beyond Mereb, he would be automatically be pro-Ganta-Tele.

          • saay7

            Hailat:

            You forgot to mention all of the dudes challenging people to a fight had stopped by enda swa and all had sticks.

            Don’t mean to instigate old football sentiments but if Abi wasn’t for Hamma he would be for Embasoira/Akele and NOT Tele*. Tele was not a contender : it was so bad it was often confused for an Ethiopian team. **

            saay

            * kidding: used to watch it practice at Ke.Ha.z.
            ** really kidding: some of the Ethiopian teams didn’t suck badly.

          • Haile S.

            Hi Saay7,
            If I go full story, then I am obliged to singing with the waTa as well.
            ዘነበሽ ከመዓልኪ
            ኣበ’ዩ ገዛኺ
            ኣብ’ቲ ሩብ ኣብ’ቲ ሩባ
            ዘነበሽ ከዛርባ
            I couldn’t find it on YouTube, may be Saay7, you have a trick.
            BTW Awate had exposed Debrom’s several paintings some 10 years back and among them there was this waTa singing “Zenebesh” with a swa spirit!

          • saay7

            Hey Haile

            KKheid abti Ruba
            Zenebesh kezarba

            That guy was not very ambitious. Going all the way to the river bank just to talk:)

            I thought it was a Bereket Megisteab song.

            Saay

          • Haile S.

            Hey Saay7,
            unless a reprise by BM, this song, I think, is older than Atewebran Segid.
            ኩሉ ድሕሪ ዘረባ…ከተዛርበና? እህም…
            ተዛሪቦም የዛርቡኻ፣ ኣጥምና ኢሎም ኣመንዝራ ይብሉኻ።
            please don’t take away my political correctness; I am. I am just completing a proverb that Sara left half way when replying to Horizon some weeks ago.

          • saay7

            Hailat:

            Don’t doubt it’s a remake but I clearly hear Bererkets unique voice in my head with “kheyd kezarba….” and then zenebesh in ruba and somebody else somewhere else. That was a chorus changing with different name and different locations: guy in the song was dating multiple girls simultaneously 😂 I think there was also “kKheid abti gobo something something kezarbo”. No?

            Where is Abrehet? She is the Minister of Everything: she would solve our riddle.

            saay

          • Haile S.

            Hi Saay7,
            Now mentioning the gobo thing, you are right, I think someone did a remake. But I think the original was of Atewebrhan or someone before him. I agree with Abrehets arbitration.

          • saay7

            Hey Hailat:

            I don’t know if this will jog your memory some more but

            Abti ruba bayto
            TeAme TeAme ilato
            TeAme

            saay

          • saay7

            Berhe:

            Now I feel like I am talking to iSem and not Berhe: we are cross-talking 🙂

            I am talking about Teddy and u are talking about his audience. At the risk of repeating myself (3 times but who is counting;) he could have made the exact same he is making without reverting to HSI symbolism. The kid was always obsessed with HSI: the first words to “Jah yasfesreyal” was “grmawinetachew” cut to HSI on his seregela.

            It reminds me of a Wikileaks report about Isaias and his effusive praise of Mao and his chastising of the Chinese for following Deng…. and the Chinese ambassador to Eritrea (the primary source of the leak) ruefully makes the point that IA romanticizes Mao because he didnt live through it. Same with Teddy.

            Are you telling me that outside parts of central Ethiopia HSI is remembered fondly in the North, the South, the Southwest and Southeast? I don’t think so.

            saay

            saay

          • Saleh Johar

            Hi Berhe,
            I am afraid you are extrapolating the feeling of some Diaspora Ethiopia to those who are in the country. If those inside had similar feeling to those in the Diaspora, they wouldn’t be singing their dreams–they would realize it. The two views are not the same though there could be a tiny resemblance in a tiny group which if you dig deeper, you will know why. Consider age group and time of migration for a start.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear SJG,

            I have never been to Ethiopia so you are right so I don’t know the feeling inside the country. I personally think, given the opportunity for free and fair election, including the ability to run free campaign, I don’t think the current Ethiopia government would stand a chance to win. This does not mean they have not done a lot, they did but it’s just the human factor that, people are always opt out for change given the opportunity.

            I am not really trying to comment on the Ethiopian politics, but I find the song is a defiance and a challenge to the current government.

            It would be interesting to hear what the Ethiopians would say “Kaddis, Amde (may be he is visiting), Fanti and others.

            Berhe

          • Mez

            HI Berhe,

            If there is a free/ fair election today, the government in power will definitely win.

            Read facts on the ground, get balanced news.

            If you can make a trip to Addis or Mekele; you will not be disappointed about my comments.

            Thanks

          • Selam Berhe Y.,

            First of all, unfortunately, I am not sure if the concert took place in addis or elsewhere. Nevertheless, even if it took place in addis, I see nothing unusual about it.

            Almost 100% of these young boys/girls were born after the death of HSI and nobody should imagine that they have any sentimental attachment with the era of HS, or they could be made to have one. These are educated and cosmopolitan young ethiopians, I am sure coming from many ethnic groups; people who are there to enjoy themselves and not for any political takeaways. If you ask them if there was any political message in the concert they could remember, much more it would be the kiss they received when nobody was looking rather than anything else.

            I know little about teddy. Even then, I can say that politically he is a nationalist/ethiopianist/nostalgic of the ethiopian imperial dynasties. I see nothing wrong with that, but saying that he expects to see imperial ethiopia again, I think, he is not right. Yes, he sees the past greatness of ethiopia, her glorius history and survival of ethiopia’s sovereignty through the works of ethiopian past emperors, but we cannot say that he stands to bring back their rule.

            The ethiopian government has no choice but to accept nonviolent criticism. Many ethiopians criticize and even hate the present ethiopian government, nevertheless, equal number and may be more acknowledge the changes in ethiopia, and the ethiopian government should not be scared of criticism. Ethiopians will not desist from facing any government. They did it during the imperial rule, the derg and they are doing it today. If the government thinks that it should quell hundred percent of the criticism with force, it will be the final loser, and I think that the ethiopian government knows it.

            Finally, eritreans should not lose their peace of mind for the sake of a song and a concert. I believe that ethiopians have chosen life instead of death for political reasons, unless they are forced to. These young people are the last to volunteer to raise arms against anybody, out of political and ideological convictions. They would rather choose to protect their national interest through dialogue.

          • iSem

            Hi Horizon, BY and Mez:
            I think (I stand corrected BY) that BY is comparing the Eritrean landscape of so called artists and he does not see defiance against PFDJ even from the remote diaspora. Teddy’s defiance is commendable, but what is more commendable to my mind is the government’s tolerance, that they will not label him anti Ethiopia, that they will not call him “Eritrean or Hamassinay”, that they will not arrest him when he visits his homeland, that if they arrest him his family will know his where about, that they will not dub him Teddy from Naqfa, that If Teddy is shot the government will offer to investigate the matter and that if he is arrested he will be released like their version of G-15, the Siye group were released, whereas my friend BY is giddy about the defiance of Teddy, I am glad that the men and women with guns are restrained at an artists’ expression, unlike their next door former pals who wet their pants when a university student gather, when the elderly in keeping with their traditional role offer to mediating between their “sons”.
            The ethnic federalism that Teddy loathes worked for Ethiopia, having liberated Ethiopia from Dergi, TPLF created the EPRDF to lord over Ethiopia, for sure as its core, as an entity that glues together the diverse grouping, TPLF has enjoyed the power, took almost all the credit and all the blame, but it was the most brilliant thing they did in the aftermath of Dergi’s demise and prophet IA’s words, his doubt that Ethiopia will exist as a nation after Dergi is defeated has been proven wrong. Now the fault lines of the ethnic federalism have showed signs of exploding and it seems to me that time has come to refine it.
            But those who want to make Ethiopia the showcase of one language, one culture by only giving lip services to the one Ethiopia will fail again. One of Teddy’s song says, ” It is only a new king but change has not come…”, this cannot be far from truth and I feel like Teddy is nostalgia of the imperial Ethiopia, where one culture and language dominates the entire Ethiopia.
            Teddy can feel nostalgia about a cruel king, of rows of bowing people, of a man dolling birr to who bows the most, but truth is Ethiopia has only knowns slavery, blood and repression and the only faint rays of justice, of rule of law of modernity came with TPLF, the group that master minded EPEDF, and Ethiopia is still intact , making strides forward, albeit baby steps and last but not least, it is this close to defeating the darkness, the 3000 year darkness, while light originates from its belly wrapped in form of the Nile water
            BY, aboutTsegem Yelen, I hate that song, it is like Fishkta eyu amely. He is telling the boys and girls in over-all that there is no problem, just keep doing what you are doing, Eritrea is the land were arts and artist lie

          • Paulos

            Selam Saleh,

            That’s brilliant! Thank you.

          • Abi

            Selam Ato Saleh
            May our wishes come true.

          • Abi

            Hi Saay
            You said, ” Well, you can rally a mob to jump off a cliff “.
            True, the Eritrean revolution comes to mind.
            We will definitely discuss the qey bahrachin issue in the next chapter of our history. Stay tuned, pay attention to the ” mob”.

          • saay7

            Abinet:

            This is Jebena: kokob selam’s favorite page. Is this where you want to discuss it? Don’t you have some football stories to tell?

            saay

          • Abi

            Saaytanish
            Roma 4
            Milan 1
            Kokobe did not call all those patriotic Ethiopians ” mobs” . Did he?

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abi Selam,

            Do I you know.. was watching …just while ago in TV –ebs—Ethiopian —channel …where the 51 years of Baher Dar University the space school faculty…it is very interesting …foot ball game the teacher of the university and our artists…like those actors ..

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            የጎጃሜ ነገር! አገርህ ናፈቀህ? አይዞን!

          • Kokhob Selam

            እንዴታ!!

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            “ብጥለው ገለበጠኝ”

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abi ,

            እና!- ምን ኣንተ ብቻ !!!

          • Paulos

            Abisensation,

            Didn’t watch the game. Hope it was good. Went out and when I came back I watched (almost over) the luckiest dude alive—Anthony Bourdain “Parts Unknown” where he is determined to educate the rest of us that there is something called life–the magic of cooking and the very essence of what a good life is all about. ከኛ የተሰወረ ሌላ ሂወት ኣለ.

          • Abi

            Paul
            ከኛ ያልተሰወረ ምን አለ?

          • Paulos

            Well said Abisensation. It is never too late though.

          • Abi

            Paul
            ሌሊቱ እረዝሞ ቀኑም እየመሸ
            ህይወት ተደብቃ ነገር ተበላሸ

          • saay7

            Abi:

            San Antonio and Houston are in a competitive basketball game. Stay tuned.

            Don’t break tegadalay kokobs heart and delay his recovery by your useless qey bahrachn talk. Hush.

            saay

          • Abi

            Ok

          • Kokhob Selam

            Abi

            ኣረ ዝምብሎህ ፡ነው—
            ቀጥል፡ እባክህ:–

          • Abi

            Kokobe
            ጀበና ውስጥ ሲደበቅ እያየኸው ምኑን ቀጠልኩት ?

  • saay7

    Selam Kokhob:

    This is dedicated to you:

    Ato Atewberhan Seghid’s “Ati Kokhob xbbaH”. We miss you, we pray for your health and we want you back soon!

    Also, Abi xbaH, is “tomorrow” and “xbbaH” is the North Star. See how rich our language is? Gamey Guulo something something Mashela yElo. (Mahmud will translate it for you)

    https://youtu.be/4XOTbTFeR_k

    saay

    • Kokhob Selam

      Selam saay7 ..

      The great !

      thank you for your prayer and wishes …

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear all helloooo!

    Just a minute..message received ..

    Kokhob —

    ኣብዞባጋሽባርካ፡ሓለፍቲዝርከቡዎም – 23 ሰባትተኣሲሮም። 05/ ግንቦት/ 2017

    ብትእዛዝ ሃገራዊ ድሕነት ኣብ ዞባ ጋሽ ባርካ ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ጽፍሒ ዝነበሩን ኣምሓደርቲ ኣባላት ወትሃደራዊ ስለያን ሚሊሽያን ዝርከቡዎም ብሃንደበት ብጃምላ ተኣሲሮም። ካብዞም እሱራት ዝተማላአ ሓበሬታ ዘለዎም ናይ ሽዱሽተ (6)ሓለፍቲ ኣስማትን ናይ ስራሕ ሓላፍነትን ዝርዝር ከም መርትዖ ቀሪቡ ኣሎ። ናይቶም ዝተረፉ እሱራት ዋላ’ኳ ዝተወሰነ ሓፈሻዊ ሓበሬታ እንተሎ፡ ዝተማላአ ስለዘይኮነ ክሳብ ተጻርዩ ዝቐርብ ንጊዜ ገዲፍናዮ ኣለና።

    1. ኣካያዲ ስራሕ ዞባ ጋሽ ባርካ ኣቶ ዑመር መሓመድ (ወዲ መሓመድ)

    2. ኣመሓዳሪ ንኡስ ዞባ ጎሉጅ ዓብዱ ታልከ።

    3. ሓላፊ ፋይናንስ ልምዓት ንኡስ ዞባ ጎልጅ ፍረዝጊ ናብ ሱዳን አንዳሃደመ ብጸጥታ ኣብ ድሬሳ ዝትባህለ ቦታ ተታሒዙ።

    4. አመሓዳሪ ሳንዳ ሽና መሓመድ ፍካክ።

    5. ጣህር ዓልያይ ህዝባዊ ምልሻ ካብ ከባቢ ጎልጅ መዓስከር ሓሬና።
    6. ሓጅ አድሪስ ጸሓፊ ወተሓደራዊ ስለያ ኣብ ጎልጅ ዝርከብዎም አዮም።

    ክልተ (2) ኣባላት ወታሃደራዊ ስለያ ምዕራባዊ እዚ፡ ከምኡ’ውን ዓሰርተ ክልተ (12) ህዝባዊ ሚሊሽያን ካብ ዞባ ጋሽ ባርካ ተኣሲሮም ከምዘለዉ ተፈሊጡ ኣሎ።
    አመሓዳሪ ኦምንሓጀር ምስ ምክትሉ ብፖሊስ ኦምንሓጀር ተኣሲሮም ነይሮም። እንተኾነ ግና ጽቡቕ ዕድል ኣጋጢሙዎም ካብ ማእሰርቲ ከምዘምለጡ ተረጋጊጹ ኣሎ።
    ምኽንያትማእሰርቶም ክሳብ ሕጂ ጌና ኣይተፈልጠን ዘሎ። ይኹን’ምበር ብህጹጽ ትእዛዝ ሃገራዊ ድሕነት ከካብ ዝርከቡሉ ቦታታት ተሃዲኖም ብኣልማማ ከምዝተኣስሩ ተረጋጊጹ ኣሎ። ኣብ ሕጋዊ መስርሕ ክሳብ ዘይቀረቡ፡ ናይ ምክልኻል መሰል ይኹን ጠበቓ ናይ ምምዛዝ መሰሎም ከቢሩ፡ ብቤት ፍርዲ ገበነኛታት ዝብል ሕጋዊ ውሳኔ ክሳብ ዘይተዋህቦም ድማ ከም ንጹሃት ከምዝርኣዩ ኩሉ በዓል ሕልና ዝግንዘቦ መባእታዊ መሰል እሱራት’ዩ።

    ይኹን’ምበር እዚ መባእታዊ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ናይ ሓደ ዜጋ ኣብ ኤርትራ ስለዘይከብር ማእሰርቶም ክብደት ከምዝህልዎ ይግመት። ስለዚ ኩነታት ማእሰርቶም ከም ኩሎም እሱራት ኤርትራ ብሓፈሻ፡ ከም ልሙድ ባህርያት ኣትሓሕዛ እሱራት ሰብኣውነት ከምዝጎድሎ ድማ ከም ርዱእ ዝውሰድ’ዩ። ማእሰርቶም ናበይ ከምርሕ’ዩ ግዜ ዝምልሾ ይኸውን። ቤተ ሰብን ፈተውትን ድሮ’ውን ደሃይ እሱራት ክፈልጡ ኣብዝፈተንሉ እዋን ዝኾነ ሓበሬታ እሱራት ንምርካብ ከምዘይተኻእለ ዝገልጹ ሓበሬታት ከምዘለዉ ተፈሊጡ ኣሎ።

    ስለዚ ስደግኤ ከም ውድብ ድማ ጽቡቕ ዕድል ከጋጥሞም ሰናይ ምንዮቱ ይገልጽ።

    ክፍሊ ዜናን ባህልን፡ ስሙር ደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ኤርትራ- ስደግኤ ::

  • saay7

    Selamat Awatistas:

    Will the world record of running a marathon under 2 hours be broken? And if so, will it be done by an Eritrean, an Ethiopian or a Kenyan?

    Nike is live streaming it now live on its twitter page.

    You can catch it here:

    http://m.nike.com/us/en_us/c/justdoit?ref=http%3A%2F%2Frunning.competitor.com%2F2017%2F05%2Fnews%2Fwatch-nike-attempt-to-break-the-2-hour-marathon-barrier_164218

    saay

    • Fanti Ghana

      Selam Saay,

      The commentators seem to be betting only on Kipchoge. They haven’t said a word about Lelisa and Zersenay.

      It will not be broken today!

      • saay7

        His Fantiness:

        I will assume you heard the show but didn’t watch it. If you watched it you know that it was clear Lelisa wouldn’t make it by mile 9 and Zeresenai couldn’t make it by mile 13. They were not keeping up with the pacers. So, for the next 13 miles, the only hope was on Kipchoge, thus the commentators comment.

        Just saying this because our people are very conspiratorial and I want to kill it before it grows, as Bob Marley sang in “I killed the Sheriff.” 🙂

        Saay

        • Fanti Ghana

          Selam Saay,

          I didn’t even know it had begun until you posted. I only got to watch the last 15 minutes. In fact, why I said it will not be broken was because I sensed resignation in the commentators’ minutes after I started watching. Then, of course, I saw Zersenay and Lelisa minutes after I posted and Kipchoge missed it by a fraction. Nike should have betted on Kenenisa for Ethiopia! He already had 2:03 without the pampering and force feed.

    • Abi

      Hi Saay
      Of course, Lelisa is going to be the winner!
      ጀባዱ ጆሌ ቢያ ኬኛ!!!

    • Selam saay,

      If we take into consideration the following factors: the weather, age of the athletes, their muscle strength, length of stride and frequency of strides in a given time, (and some other factors), with most of the criteria except the last two being more or less equal, I think that the kenyan fellow has more chance to succeed, if anybody can really run under 2 hrs for the time being. The few minutes above the 2 hrs target may appear few, but they may require a major mental and physical endeavor on the side of the athletes, and it could result in a big wear and tear on the body our runners may not be able to withstand.

      • saay7

        Selamat Fanti, Horizon (and, why not, Abi):

        The first thing i need to disclose: this was not a standard marathon. It is “optimized marathon”: smooth surface, no grades, ideal weather, running around a track, no wind, and with pacers in V formation ahead of you to ensure you don’t have wind resistance. Nike called it Breaking 2 (Breaking 1 was breaking the 4 minute mile) and so even if the 2 hour record was broken it wouldn’t have counted: it would just have inspired others.

        With that out of the way, the three runners were an Eritrean (Zeresenay Tadesse), Ethiopian (Lelisa Desisi) and Kenyan (Eliud Kipchoge) who were selected by Nike and trained for over a year.

        The 2 hour challenge was not met. Kipchoge (Kenya) missed it by only 24 seconds:(( Lelisa (Ethiopia) was having a bad day: you could tell from his form that he was in pain and fell behind. He was lapped by Kipchoge. Zeresenay (Eritrea) was pacing well until about the half-marathon and he too fell behind.

        Overall, it was a great testimony to human endurance. Kipchoge was quoted saying “it is not chance, but choice.” Great bumpersticker and belief system.

        saay

        • Abi

          Saaytanish
          ” Why not Abi?!?!?!?!?!?

          ደርሶ ካንገት በላይ ራስን እጅ መንሳት
          የት የተማርከው ነው ዋርድያ ማሳሳት?

          ተዋሪድና!

          • saay7

            Abinet:

            I think u missed 1 more exclamation-question combo:)

            Well, you know, there are two Abi— there is the Qey Bahrachn one, (Rabid Abi) then there is the quick-writted cool ones (Abiding Abi). You can’t write either without “abi”. My problem is I never know which one will show up particularly when Guinness is involved. Thus my hesitation.

            And why you never talk about African football or South American: it’s always Europeans? Do you know the top scorer now in Russia 2018 is….a Saudi. Never mind please don’t respond.

            saay

          • Abi

            Saaytanish
            !?
            It is always Abi the “cool like cucumber” dude when I talk to you. You are the last person I want to offend. I consider talking to you or reading your comments as enjoying Haagen -Dazs gelato. Smooth and creamy! So relaxing.

            I hope you are not saying The Saudi soccer team is playing in Russia 2018. Say what?!?!?!
            Honey, more Guinness please! This guy is out of his mind!

            I like European soccer. It is where you see all the great soccer players from around the world. As I said before, I always prefer to watch European clubs than National teams. I enjoy champions league much better than World Cup.
            It looks like Juventus Vs Real Madrid for the final.

        • Berhe Y

          Hi Saay,

          I think it’s great showing for Zeresenay and the other guys. 2.06 is respectable finish and I hope this will propel him to do better next time.

          How about Daniel Teklehaimanot 2nd stage claim of king of the mountain Jersey yesterday at Giro d’Italia. He tried really hard in the first stage and he fell short when the break away were caught up..I thought he had nothing left for the stage 2 but he did amazing to win the points to claim all the Blue mountain Jersey.

          This makes it special because it’s Giro 100th edition and no African ever won any Jersey. He did it two years ago in the Tour and now in Giro, amazing.

          Berhe

          http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-stage-2-highlights-video-1/

          http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-teklehaimanot-takes-king-of-the-mountains-jersey-on-active-day-for-dimension-data/

  • Kokhob Selam

    …….ገሪሙኒ…..

    ክትውጋእ ሪኤያ:-
    ……..ባዕለይ ኣልዒለያ
    ሓኪመ ከሕውያ:-
    ……..እምብዛ ደምያ:-
    ዝኸደት ተላብያ:-
    ……..ሓዚነ ሰንየያ:-
    ምስ ቀባሮ ቀቢረያ:-
    ……..ምቅባጽ ስኢነያ::

    ሰውእ ዶ ይመልስ እዩ ህያው ኮይኑ:-
    ካልእ ስም ተዋሂቡ ዳግማይ ተኸዲኑ:-
    እንደገና ተፈጢሩ በቒሉ ሰሲኑ:-
    ገለ ‘ኳ ሚስጥር ኣሎ ኣሕዋተይ እመኑ::

    እምበር:-
    ምጭውተይ ሕርይቲ :-
    ……..ናይ ልበይ ንግስቲ:-
    ዝኾነት መስዋእቲ:-
    ……..ንህዝቢ ንርስቲ:
    ማማየ ወላዲት :-
    …….. ‘ታ በጃ ሓላፊት:-
    ተመሊሳ እነህት:-
    ……..ቀንዴል እያ በረሀት::

    ሓንሳብ ሜሮን ኮይና:-
    ……..በዱው ሲናይ ኮኒና :-
    ትበኪ ሓዚና :-
    ……..ግዳ ኸኣ ጀግና:-
    ብሓዊ ተ ፈቲና:-
    …….. በደልቲ ኣድኒና:-
    ሓንሳብ ውን ኤልሳ:-
    …….. ትቕየር መሊሳ:-
    ሽም እያ ቀይራ:-
    ……..እምበር ስጋታት ለቢሳ :-
    እመኑኒ ኣሕዋት ንሳ እያ ንሳ:-
    ……..እታ ተሰወ አት ናይ ‘ቲ ሜዳ ኣንበሳ:
    ዝሓዘነ ለዋህ ልበይ ደቢሳ.
    ……..ናይ ቃልሲ ንያተይ ሓዲሳ.
    ገሪሙኒ መጸት ዳግማይ ተመሊሳ::

    ኮኾብ ሰላም

  • Kokhob Selam

    I miss awate.com

    ……………..ጋንታ ዓዋተ…………….
    ዛንታን ታርኽን መዓስ ትርጉም ይወሃቦ
    ምቅይያር እንተዘይርእዩ ላዕሊ ዘደይቦ
    ጽግምግም ዝበሎ ክጻገም ክጸቦ
    እንተዘይተራእዩ ናብ ጠቅሙ ክሓልቦ
    መኺኑ እዩ ዝተርፍ ብዘይ መዕልቦ::

    …………..ርኢና ‘ም መሬት ዝሕረሶ
    ………………………ጽዒርና ‘ሞ ክነለሳልሶ
    ……………………………ሃንዲስና ‘ ሞ ከንሓዳድሶ
    …………………………………….ኣይከኣልናን ዲያብሎስ እናነገሶ::

    እወው!!!!
    ካልኣይ ኣንይዛረብን ተመስገን ፈጥሪ
    ሰብ እንታይ ሃልይዎ ተቀባሪ
    ክንደይ ዘይፈተና ከነዕሪ
    ዝባና ክህረም ብሓለንጊ በትሪ
    እግርና ተተኺሉ ኣብ ዓዘቕቲ ጸብሪ
    ዋይታና ክዕፈን ብጨካን ኸታሪ
    ሓይሊ እግዚሄር ድኣ ንኹሉ ቀያሪ::

    ጸዋር ባይታ ሰፊሕ ኣእንጋዲ:-
    ተስፋ ዘስንቅ ዓጋሲ ኣባዲ:-
    ናይ ሓባር ቃልስ ሰናዲ:-
    ተዳልዩ ‘ዶ ክኣቱ ናብ ዓዲ::

    እስላማይ እየ ይብሎ፡ ይብለኒ ተፈደል-
    ክስታናይ እየ ይብይሎ ይብለኒ ተፈደል-
    የሁድ እየ ይብሎ ይባለኒ- ተፈደል-
    ድላይካ ኩን እሞ ተጠርነፍ ተማእከል-
    ክብርታት ሓሊኻ ክብረትካ ተቀበል-
    ሓይልስ እዚ እዩ ነብሰካ ምግዳል-
    ጸሪኻ ምቅርራብ ምስ’ቲ ካልእ ኣካል-
    ንውድቀትካ መሕብኢ ኣብ ክንዲ ምሕካል-
    ጌጋኻ ምሽፋን ገበን እዩ በደል-
    ሃንደበት ኣብ ጉዕዞ ብሓቦ ክንቅጽል-
    ዘይገመትናዮ መሬት ደበኽ ይብል-
    ንኹሉ ዘራእቲ ዝቅበል-
    ለማዒ ዘይቃድር ዝምዕብል::

    ………………….‘ቲ ወርቃዊ ሕጊ ማዕተብና ዘይቅየር-
    ……………..“ኣብ ልዕሊኻ ዘይተፍቅዶ ንኽትግበር
    ………..ኣብ ልዕሊ ካለኦት ኣይትፈጽም ሕጊ ኣኽብር::

    ብሓቂ ኣማን ብኣማን ጸዋር ዘይተገመተ-
    ……ክጅምር እንከሎ እናበለ ታተ-
    ………..እንተሎሚ እነሆ ንኹሉ ኣካተተ-
    …………………እዝጊ ይሓልዎ ንጋንታ ዓዋተ::

    Kokhob Selam

  • Kokhob Selam

    …ምህሮ ካብ ቅንፍዝ ……..

    ኣናብስ እዮም ኣኽቢቦማ :-
    ….መሲላቶም ከም ከብቲ ሓሰማ :-
    ……..ትምክት ኢሎም መዓስ ገሚቶማ :-
    ………………ክበልዕዋ ቅርብርብ ኢሎማ ::

    ቅንፍዝ ደሞ ዋዛ :-
    ……ተኣማሚና ዝሓዘት ሒ ዛ :-
    ………እሾኽ ትኽል ስሚ መርዛ :-
    ……………ኣጎየየቶም ሓዞ ሓዛ!!!!::

    እዚ እዩ ነብሰ እምነት :-
    ነብሰ ምክልኻል ዓብይነት :-
    ኣብ ውሽጥኻ ትፈጥሮ ሓያልነት :-
    ዘርጠብጠብ ዘይብሉ ምኽኑይነት ::

    “ሹት ትቀርቡኒ !!” እያ ዝበለቶም :-
    ኣይዓጀባን ግዝፊ ቀላጽ ሞ ም :-
    ነጢቃቶ ንግስነቶም :-
    ኣው ዲ ቃቶ ‘ቲ ስልጣኖም ::

    ሓቃ እምበር ማንነትካ እዩ ወሳኒ:-
    ማንነት ካልእ ኣይተም ኽ ኒ :-
    ቁምሽሽቲ ‘ደይ ዓንቂፉኒ :
    ሃለውለው እዩ እመ ኑኒ ::

    ህግደፍ ተመኽኒ ንበደል ንወጽዓ :-
    ………ኢትዮጵያ ተመኽኒ ትዛርብ እንቀዓ :-
    …………..ኩሎ ሓቂ ኣይኮነን ነብስኻ ኣዳሉ :-
    …………. ……ዓወ ት ይኹ ን ፍሽለት ኣብ ኢድካ እንድ ኣሉ::

    Kokhob Selam

  • Kokhob Selam

    ******* ትኽስ ኢሉ እንከሎ ************

    “ኣንታ ዑማሮየ !!!! ዑማሮየ ተበልካ ዑማሮ ትመስክር”:-
    ጀብሃ ነይኣመኑ ግዲፍዎም ምስ ኤስያስ ክጽንበር:-
    ናይ ሳበስ ግርህና ነይሩ ዕሽነት ድንግርግር :-
    ናይ ኣልኣሚን ወያልነት ነጋዳይ ዝሓለፎ ሻጥር :-
    እንተ ‘ዚ ዑማሮ ጠፊኡኒ ዘስገሮ –
    . . . . ምስ ዝብኢ ዝጸንበሮ :-.
    . . . . ..ጸኒሐ ክምርምሮ:-
    . . . . . . . . .ኣርኪብዎ ድሮ ::
    መቸም ዘመን ድኣ ‘ዱንጊ ምበር :-
    ዋጋ ምኽፋል ግድን ወላ ይውዓል ይሕደር ::

    የግዳስ :-
    ገሊኡ ብዘዕብዮ ገበል ይብላዕ :
    . . . ኣብ ጎደና እናበለ ሸናዕ :-
    ገሊኡ ብሰውራ ሓፍሽ ይቅላዕ :-
    . . . .ፍርዱ ይረክብ ይቅጻዕ ::

    እምበር ልቃሕ ‘ሲ ይኽፈል ዊዒሉ ሓዲሩ :-
    ሕጊ ኣለዋ ተፈጥሮ ዝሕዘና ኣትሪሩ :-
    እሞ ድኣ እንታይ እዩ ላንጋ ላንጋ :-
    ኢልኩም ምኸርዎ ከይረኽቦ ሓደጋ :-
    ምጽጋን ገዲፍካ ህግደፍ ጽረጋ :-
    ይኣክል ብብጾትካ ዝተኽፈለ ዋጋ ::
    ኢልኩም ምኸሩለይ ነቲ ዝተረፈ :-
    ትኽስ ኢሉ እንከሎ ገና ከይተዘርፈ ::

    Kokhob Selam

  • saay7

    Kebessa:

    The word you are looking for is “appropriation” and not “plaiagiarizing”. Like a whole bunch of Eritreans and Ethiopians are mad at a Westerners because they designed zuria and kaba without giving credit. This is of course totally nonsensical otherwise the westerners should claim “cultural appropriation” when the whole world wears suits and ties.

    So, I don’t share your outrage. Civilization belongs to the world and every Ethiopian should feel free to sing every Eritrean song. Except Jossy.

    saay

  • Kokhob Selam

    ……………..ነፍሴን ፍለጋ……………..
    ያ ኣካል በድን – ሟች ኣይደል ረጋፊ :-
    ጥርስ ቆራጭ ምላሱ ለፍላፊ :-
    ለጥቅሙ ሲል ሌሎችን ዘላፊ :-
    ሌባ ኣይደል የሌላን ዘራፊ ::
    ያም ሆኖ ኣይደሰት ኣይሆንለት ሰላም :-
    ነገሮችን ሲደባልቅ ዕረፍት ኣያገኝም :
    በትናንት ና ነገ ያለችውን ዛሬ:-
    ኣጉል ያጠፋታል በኣሉባልታ ወሬ::
    ኣይ!!!!!
    ነብስን ነው ማግኘት :-
    ሃቅን ለመዳኘት :-
    ደስታ ውስጥ መዋኘት :-
    መኖር የዘልኣለም ህይወት :-
    ታድያ:-
    ነፍሴን ፍለጋ –
    …….ክረምት ኣልል በጋ –
    ……………..ቆላ ኣልል ደጋ –
    ………………እየመሸ ነጋ
    ………………….ስታጠፍ ስዘረጋ –
    ………………………ኣልተገኘችም ተሸሽጋ ::
    እንነቴን የግድ ማግኘት ብየ –
    ጉዞየን ቀጠልኩት ሁሉን ነገር ጥየ ::
    ምክር ብጠይቅ መንገዱን የሚያሰይ –
    ሁሉም እንደኔ ነው የኖረ ሲሰቃይ –
    እራሱን ለመፍለግ በምድር በሰማይ –
    ሲበር የሚኖር ሲቀያይር ጠባይ ::
    ኣንድ ቀን ፍጹም ሲታክተኝ :-
    ቁጭ ብየ ሳስብ እራሴን ስቃኝ :-
    ብልጭ ብላ ታየችኝ ቆማ ስትጠብቀኝ :-
    ኣካሌ ኣይደለም — ራሴ ነፍስ ነኝ::
    ወይ’ኔ እኔነቴ !!!!!
    ኣንችን ፍለጋ ይገርማል መጥፋቴ:-
    በውስጤ እያለሽ ርቄ መዝመቴ ::
    የዚች ኣለም ሚስጥር ተጋለጠ :-
    ራሴን ኣገኘሁኝ – ፈነዳ ያበጠ ::
    ለካ ሁሉም ችግር የሚፈታው :-
    ሀ – ብሎ ሲጀምር ራስን ሲያገኙ ነው

    ……………..ነፍሴን ፍለጋ……………..
    ያ ኣካል በድን – ሟች ኣይደል ረጋፊ :-
    ጥርስ ቆራጭ ምላሱ ለፍላፊ :-
    ለጥቅሙ ሲል ሌሎችን ዘላፊ :-
    ሌባ ኣይደል የሌላን ዘራፊ ::
    ያም ሆኖ ኣይደሰት ኣይሆንለት ሰላም :-
    ነገሮችን ሲደባልቅ ዕረፍት ኣያገኝም :
    በትናንት ና ነገ ያለችውን ዛሬ:-
    ኣጉል ያጠፋታል በኣሉባልታ ወሬ::
    ኣይ!!!!!
    ነብስን ነው ማግኘት :-
    ሃቅን ለመዳኘት :-
    ደስታ ውስጥ መዋኘት :-
    መኖር የዘልኣለም ህይወት :-
    ታድያ:-
    ነፍሴን ፍለጋ –
    …….ክረምት ኣልል በጋ –
    ……………..ቆላ ኣልል ደጋ –
    ………………እየመሸ ነጋ
    ………………….ስታጠፍ ስዘረጋ –
    ………………………ኣልተገኘችም ተሸሽጋ ::
    እንነቴን የግድ ማግኘት ብየ –
    ጉዞየን ቀጠልኩት ሁሉን ነገር ጥየ ::
    ምክር ብጠይቅ መንገዱን የሚያሰይ –
    ሁሉም እንደኔ ነው የኖረ ሲሰቃይ –
    እራሱን ለመፍለግ በምድር በሰማይ –
    ሲበር የሚኖር ሲቀያይር ጠባይ ::
    ኣንድ ቀን ፍጹም ሲታክተኝ :-
    ቁጭ ብየ ሳስብ እራሴን ስቃኝ :-
    ብልጭ ብላ ታየችኝ ቆማ ስትጠብቀኝ :-
    ኣካሌ ኣይደለም — ራሴ ነፍስ ነኝ::
    ወይ’ኔ እኔነቴ !!!!!
    ኣንችን ፍለጋ ይገርማል መጥፋቴ:-
    በውስጤ እያለሽ ርቄ መዝመቴ ::
    የዚች ኣለም ሚስጥር ተጋለጠ :-
    ራሴን ኣገኘሁኝ – ፈነዳ ያበጠ ::
    ለካ ሁሉም ችግር የሚፈታው :-
    ሀ – ብሎ ሲጀምር ራስን ሲያገኙ ነው::

    Kokhob Selam

    • Abi

      Kokobe
      ኮኮባችን ደምቋል ደብዝዞ አልቀረ
      እራሱን አግኝቶ መጣ እየዘመረ

  • Kebessa

    Selam Jebenistats,
    ናይ ኢንጂኔር ኣስጎዶም “ሊሎ መሻላ ጉላሎ” ተመሓይሻ ቀሪባ ኣላ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dulsFl2N50
    (ፍርቂ ሚልዮን ዩቱይብ ርእያታት ኣብ ውሽጢ ሓደ ሰሙን)
    ገለ ካብ ትሕዝቶኣ:

    ሊሎ ሊሎ መሸላ ጉላሎ
    እንዳ ገብረኣዳልከ ‘ታይ ይውረ’ሎ
    ንዓ ሃባ ብዕራይ ወዲ ላሕሚ
    ናትካ ቅጫ ናየዴኻ ጠስሚ…..

    ‘ታ ነዊተይ ዕትር ኣቢለያ
    ‘ታ ግራተይ ሽፍን ኣቢለያ
    ብጊሓቱ ግራት ጀሚረያ
    ክላ ደኣ ሕጅስ ወዲአያ…..

    እቲ ቆልዓ በሊ ራኢይዮ
    በቲ ድንኩል ድግፍ ኣብልዮ
    ቲ ነጸላይ ካብኡ ኣልዕል ኣብልዮ
    ሽንቲ ቆልዓ ከይተሸትትዮ…..

    • saay7

      Kebessa:

      When you say “temeHaisha” what do you mean? Like, modernized or improved? As you know, the two are not the same. I think in this case it has been modernized but ruined.

      And this is coming from a guy who likes almost all modernizing efforts. And I love the voice of Temesghen, specially when he doesn’t use a harmonizer. The best way to judge a vocalist talent is when you hear them not recording but singing live. And he has one called “Xegem yelen”—recorded live in Sawa in front of screaming young girls–that affirms his talent conclusively. Won’t put the link because that video makes me very sad (the hint is in my avatar) but I am sure anyone can YouTube it.

      saay

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear saa7 Does the bellow..

        ………….ሱር ዶ ጉንዲ?…..

        ሱር ዶ ጉንዲ:-
        …….መኖም ንመን ፈጥረ:-
        ኣጓዱ ዶ ዓዲ:-
        …….መኖም ንመን ዓመረ:-
        መኖም እዩ ቀያዲ:-
        …….መኖም እዩ ዘስመረ::

        ሰራውር ዓትዒቶም :-
        …….መሬት ይሕዙሞ;-
        ማዕድናት ስሒቦም:-
        …….ማይ እንተኣስትዮሞ:-
        ነነብሶም ማዕቢሎም:-
        …….ንሪኢ ኣዕብዮሞ::

        እምበር መዓስ ኮይኑ ብ ኣንጻሩ
        ጉንዲ ንሰራውር ተሰኪሙ ተሓንጊሩ:-
        ወላ ‘ኳ ግደ እንተለዎ ብርሃን ኣብ ምዕዳል:
        ከድልዮ እዩ ምልዛብ ምስ ኣቑጻል::

        ስለዚ እዚ ጉንዲ ሓድነቱ:-
        …….ካብ ታሕቲ ይፍጠር ካብ ብዙሓት :-
        ካብ እቶም ቀንዲ መገብቱ:
        …….ሰራውር ርእሲ ብርእሶም መርበባት::

        ምናልባት ‘ኳ:—
        ዝወደቐ ኦም እንተተኺልካዮ:-
        …….ሱር ከውጽእ እዩ ዝቀዳደም :-
        ድሕሪ ግዜ ጸግዩ እንተሪ ኢኻዮ:-
        …….ፍለጦ ምኽንያት ምልላም:-
        ካብ ሱር እዩ ‘ቲ መግቢ ዝመጸዮ::

        ሓደ ልቢ ኢና እንተኢሎምኻ:-
        …….ብጥዓዑም ቃላት መሰልካ ክሰርቁ:-
        ኣብ ብዙሑነት ዘሎ ቦታኻ:-
        …….…….ኣይትፍቀድ ክፍሕቁ::

        Kokhob Selam

        • saay7

          Kokhob:

          Oh wow.

          This is simply magnificent.

          Is this a reprint of something you wrote years ago or something new? Either way it’s beautiful: I ask only to get an idea of how your health is.

          “Kab sur iyu iti megbi zmexyo” 👌

          saay

        • Berhe Y

          Dear Kokeb,

          First I am really glad to see you back.

          And thank you for sharing, it’s beautiful.

          Berhe

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Kokhobay,

          Yebel Entay Kiwotso. You are the mirror image of Bashay. Good to see you in full speed.

      • Berhe Y

        Dear Kebessa and Saay,

        Thank you for sharing. It’s the first time I have heard of Temesgen.

        I really don’t know much about music to make informed comment but he seems that he has talent and quite followers.

        Saay, I also looked up xegem yelen and he does remind me Abraham Afeworki by how he captured the young people.

        Looking at the video of lilo lilo, it doesn’t appear to be in Eritrea unless its edited video.

        But I fear for his life if he is still in Eritrea with so many followers, and specially the young, knowing what happened to Abraham.

        Berhe

  • Kokhob Selam

    ዓወታውያን`ከመይ፧ከመይ ደቂ መረብ ምላሽ -ክንዮ መረብ ደቂ-ሓንቲ ወላዲ- –

  • Kokhob Selam

    . . . . ለውጢ ኣይተርፍን. . . . .

    ብዘይሻቅሎት ኣየናይ ዕለት ተሰጊሩ :-
    ብዘይጥምየት ኣየናይ ለይቲ ተሓዲሩ :-
    ናይ ሎሚ ግን ገዲዱ ሓሊፉ ካብ መስመሩ ::
    እንተስ ተገቲሩ:-
    ……እንተስ ተወጢሩ :-
    ……………..እንተስ ተሸጊሩ :-
    ………………….እንተስ ኣንጸርጺሩ
    ኣይተርፎን እዩ ልውጢ – መግዛእቲ ምስባሩ ::

    እዋእ ውጥርጥር ዘይበለ መዓስ ይትኮስ :-
    ተነፊሑ ተነፊሑ ቆርበት እሞ ይልስልስ :-
    ይልሕልሕ እምብዛ ሓይሉ ውን ይሃስስ :-
    ምኽኣል ስኢንዎ ይቅደድ ይነፍስ ::

    ውጡጥ ውን ይውጠር :-
    . . . . . . .ይንፋሕ ይቅረጽ ይቅንዞ ይሽገር:-
    ድልየት እንተልይዎ ብሰላም ክነብር :-
    . . . . . . .ምፍትሒ ነይብሉ በጀካ ምብራር::

    ካባኻ ዘይሓልፍ ጋሻ ኣጥቢቅካ ስዓሞ :-
    ካባኻ ዘይሓልፍ ስራሕ ጸብቅካ ዕመሞ :
    ለውጢ ኣይተርፍን እዩ ቀልጢፍካ ፈጽሞ :-
    ምፍትሒ ኣይኮነን ህድማ ካብ ‘ዛ ህድሞ ::

    ብኮኾብ ሰላም

  • Kokhob Selam

    . . . . . .ጽንዓት እዮ ስንቅና . . . . .

    ከም’ዛ ወናኒቱ – ከም ‘ዛ ወላዲቱ :-
    ክም’ዛ ሓላዊቱ – ክም ‘ ዛ ፈታዊቱ :-
    . . . . ብዙሕ ተጓዒዛ – ሃገርነት ተጎዝጊዛ :-
    . . . . ንኽንደይ ኣፍዚዛ – ብስምዒት ሒዛ :-
    . . . . ንኽንደይ ኣዚዛ – ንኽንደይ ሰሪዛ :-
    . . . . ንኽንደይ በሪዛ – ንኽንደይ መሪዛ:-
    . . . . .ንሕና ደሞ ዋዛ – ኣለና እንድዩ ላዛ ::

    ላዛ እወ ኣገባብ – ናይ ቁሩቁስ ጥበብ :-
    ናይ ቃልሲ ግብግብ – ቅዲ ምርብራብ :-
    ጽንዓት ኢና ንምገብ – ህዝብና ከይቀናጠብ :-
    ሓፋሽና ብኣደብ – ብስርዓት ንቀርብ ::

    ሎሚ እንተነበዐት- ሓቂ ከተምስል :-
    ቀታሊት ጨዋይት- ህዝቢ ከተታልል: –
    ምስቀረበ ዓወት – ኣጉል ምስትምሳል :-
    ሕድሪ ኣለና እምነት – ግድን እዩ ክንቅጽል ::

    ናይ ቀደም ስንቅና – ትዕግስቲ ምስ ጽንዓት :-
    ሕጂ ‘ውን ኣለና – ነቅ ዘይብል ትብዓት :-
    ጉዳ ከይቀላዕና ወይ ከ ድሕር ሰተት :-
    ዲምክራሲያዊት ሃገርና – ግድን እዩ ክንምስርት ::

    ኮኾብ ሰላም

    • Ismail AA

      Dear Kokhob Selam,

      Glad to have you are back with your poems that always herald wisdom, optimism and hope. Yes, you are damn right; sooner than later a democratic Eritrea that we have always aspired shall emerge. No power can stop a nation that had decide long ago to grab its destiny. The current dark dictatorship shall go in the annals of our history as a rude interruption that added to the cost of our search of freedom in social harmony and material progress.
      Thank you for rejoining the wonderful crowd in the forum, Kokhob.

      • Kokhob Selam

        Yes,

        ንፍትሒ ደው ዝብል ፍጹም ነይንብርከኽ :-
        ንግዝያዊ ረብሓ ነይብል ወሽለኽለኽ :-
        ዜግነት መሰል እዩ ዘይድምሰስ ዘይሕከኽ :-
        ትሕጃ ዘየድልዮ እንተመረረ መድረኽ::

        ወላ እንተነበረ ርሑቕ ካብ መሬቱ :-
        ወላ እንተተዘምተ ውርሻ ‘ቲ ርስቱ:-
        እነሆ እንዶ ቀሪቡ ኣኺሉ መዓልቱ :-
        ኩሉ ክረኽቦ እዩ ሓልዩ ክብረቱ ::

        ወይልኦም ሰብ ጠቅሚ ኣብ’ ዛ ሕጻር ዕድመ:-
        ወይልኡ ኣገልጋሊ ጨካን ዝኸደመ :-
        ክብሩ እወ ዝሸጠ ጀግና ዘጸለመ :-
        ውቃቢኡ ህዱም ሓሶት ተሸለመ::

        ኣጆኻ ወገነይ – ወገን ‘ቶም ውጹዓት:-
        ክዛዘም እዩ መድረኽ ዝሓለፈ መዓት:-
        ክዕጾ እዩ ታሪኽ ናይ ገባቲ ስርዓት :-
        ክትገበር እዩ ኩሉ ሕድሪ ‘ቶም ሰማእታት :

        Remember ? the above poem was posted 10 months as reply..

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Dear Kokhobay,

          Your poems are good food for our courage and stamina, as quotations are food for our thoughts.

          Regards

          • Kokhob Selam

            Dear Amanuel..

            I know.. your view about my poems. .. and long back from the first came to Jebena —awate…

        • Dear Kokhob Selam,

          Thanks the Almighty you are shining again as usual. We are so glad for you. Remember, we are all thirsty for your poems, eritreans and ethiopians alike. You are the glue that joins eritreans and ethiopians; an eritrean for those north of the mereb, an eritrean-gojjame for those of us south of the mereb.

  • MS

    Dear Kokhebay
    Thanks for this beautiful poem. Wish all the best.

  • Kebessa

    Hello room,
    What are the chances our hero, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, could upset the reigning king, Kenenisa Bekele? I have a good feeling about this. We will find out in less than 10 hours.

    Kokhob Selam,
    Welcome back. Please prepare a poem for Ghirmay.

    • saay7

      Selam Kebessa:

      I am sure you know by now it wasn’t Ghirmay’s race and he came 6th. A Kenyan, Daniel Wanjiru, came first (his first ever?); followed by Ethiopia’s Keninisa Bekele (who has won many marathons) and Bedan Karoki, Kenyan, came in 3rd. The real excitement was in the women’s run where a record was broken by another Kenyan— Mary Keitany.

      If Daniel Wanjiru is going to watch the race, I hope he watches it on a non-English channel because the broadcasters were openly rooting for Keninisa. Being British they were proper and apologetic about it, but they rooted for Keninisa nonetheless.

      About Girmay… is it too early to make this conclusion based on his wins in Beijing and New York: he does really well in extreme weathers but he doesn’t crack the Top 3 when it is average weather. All that Sawa running must have conditioned him to prepare for extreme weather. He is not a speed but a stamina guy and you need both in elite marathon running. The goal (set by Nike) is to finally break the two-hour-plus time it takes for elite athletes to run a marathon, and they have picked elite athletes to train them for that. It is not a coincidence that they picked Zeresenay (Eritrea’s half-marathon world record holder) and not Girmay.

      anyway, it was a great race.

      saay

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selam Saay,

        Everyone in this marathon seemed 3-4 minutes short of their expected times. Perhaps the weather was heavier or something. Girmay did very well considering how everyone else did. The positive points are that a) this was his best marathon time (2:07:46), and b) he is only 21. Marathoners seems to do their best when they are mid to late 20s. We will yet see his best 2 to 4 years from now.

        • saay7

          His Fantiness:

          I think it’s the weather: it was nearly perfect. Last year it was terrible—and he ran two minutes faster than this year.

          Who will break the 2-hour barrier? I don’t think Ghirmay is in the running for that; neither is Mo. But Kenenisa (personal best of 2 hrs and 3 minutes) and Zeresenay (half marathon run in less than an hour) are real contenders. Their have stronger upper bodies which can power their move.

          Ghirmay has already set two records: the youngest marathon winner (Beijing 2015) and the youngest male winner (New York City 2016.). And he has a great future, with the right trainer. I know someone who knows someone 🙂

          There won’t be another until September (Berlin, which is owned by Kenyans and Ethiopians for what 20 years?). Abi is laughing at us because there is a football league every day. Spanish league Europe league South American African…

          saay

          • Fanti Ghana

            Selam Saay,

            I guess I was thinking of the New York time, but still, 2:09:57 is not bad at this age and this mysterious race. A good trainer and a good support base would help a great deal.

            I will be surprised if Kenenisa beats his own best of last year (2:03:03).

            Zeresenay and Kenenisa both are 35 this year. I doubt if they can improve farther.

          • saay7

            His Fantiness:

            Yes sir, for the whom the Bell (Curve) toll? It tolls for thee, the over 35 marathon runner. But guess what: if you are an ultra-marathon runner (those who don’t think running 26.2 miles is challenging and go for 50 miles, 100 miles) then the “masters” (runners polite word for oldies) get better with age.

            The Nike Challenge is this year. Two of the three runners Nike picked are in their 30s (Zeresenay is 34, Kipchoge is 32): so we will see if the 2 hour mark will be broken If it is like the 4 minute mile, once it’s done then there will be a series of people who will do it.

            saay

            * the third, the Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa is 26. The dude who gave his medal to the Boston after the terrorist bombing.

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Saay,

            I personally do not think Zersenay is better choice than Kenenisa. I really don’t know why Nike chose him (if they ever did) but looking at the history of these two athlete, I think Kenenisa is a better athlete in my opinion.

            Zeresenay is a very good athlete but not world class dominant athlete in the category. 10K or Marathon he didn’t really stand out. He did good on the half but I don’t know if that was his favorite one or that no body really cares much about the half (at least the elite) that he has little competition.

            Berhe

          • saay7

            Berhe Y:

            The Nike Sub 2 hour challenge is real; and it will happen next month.

            Those who are doing it for the glory, not the money as Nike really didn’t go all out and offer huge amount of money. It was so little that the superstars like Kenenisa would have to forfeit a huge purse from their runs. That is: Kenenisa may have been approached and he may have rejected it.

            Because I like you too much I will forgive your sacrilege against Zeresenay, the world record holder for running half-marathon (13.1 miles) not only in less than an hour but in less than 59 minutes. Twice.

            saay

          • Berhe Y

            Dear Saay,

            I didn’t mean to underestimate the achievements of Zeresenay. But to be honest with you, I was disappointed on his performance in the several Olympics following Athens. That’s why I don’t consider him one of the greatest.

            As to the half marathon, may be I don’t follow running as much as you, but I don’t know any single runner other than zeresenay with that title considered the very best. It’s not muriS, Paul Kangarai, Haile G, Kenenisa or Mo Farrah.

            Hey it’s my favorate distance too, I run few of them. But until I run the full, I don’t consider I have reached my goal. For me it’s a practice to get to the full:).

            I wish him all the best and I am great full for what he achieved and the do many others he inspired.

            He is our Abebe Bekila no doubt.

            Berhe

          • Abi

            Hi Saay7
            How about them Rockets? What a game?
            Chelsea 4
            Tottenham 2
            (FA cup)

            Arsenal 2
            City 1
            ( FA cup)

            Barcelona 3
            Madrid 2
            ( la liga)

            A beautiful weekend while you were busy fighting Gheteb.

          • saay7

            Leul Gash Abi:

            We can fight while we watch, we can watch while we fight yillal yagereh sew:)

            Watched all of Rockets game and the upset; watched some of Barcelona Madrid, nothing from the Brits.

            Man’s gotta know his limitations (and priorities.)

            saay

          • Abi

            Saaytanish
            I’ve never seen a game where a player missed that many free throws. I couldn’t understand why the coach kicked him out?
            I watched a little bit of game two where Russel scored the first 11 points by himself. I thought it was going to be a blowout. I was wrong. Anyway, I started watching the game. Soccer is going to end in mid May. I need something to get me through Summer other than cold Guinness.
            I support any team you support. I don’t have a dog in the fight. Your team is mine. You see how much I love you?

          • saay7

            Leul Ras Abi:

            As a devout disciple of “Pay It Forward”–I extend the honor to Fanti Ghana: we will support whatever team he supports or, because he too is a disciple of “Pay It Forward”, whomever he passes it to who is a sports fan.*

            saay

            * Fanti, please note that SGJ and iSem hate all sports.

          • Abi

            Hi Saay
            “እዚህ ላይ ወራጅ አለ ” ይላል ያገሬ ጮሌ ነገር አልጥመው ሲል
            I rather support Hawuna Berhe’s choice when it comes to Sports. At least he LOVES women beach volleyball . No wonder he wants to develop Massawa.

          • saay7

            Abi.net:

            You passed it on to me (thank you) and I paid it forward to His Fantiness. That’s how it works. If Fanti, in his wisdom, wants to torture us with mixed martial arts, hockey, wrestling, table tennis, bowling, golf, poker, Australian football, cricket, or, heaven forbid, baseball, well, that is just the way it is.

            saay

          • Abi

            Saaytanish
            How about synchronized swimming? Fanti would love to put a pair of shoes 👠 on earth one of the women.

          • saay7

            Ras Abi:

            “Leul” has been stripped from you because you have made a reference to women’s volleyball and synchronized swimming. If you refer to wet T shirt contest, the “Ras” will be stripped.

            saay

          • Abi

            አንታ ሰብአይ እንታይ ኮንካ
            እዋይ ድፍረት!

          • Abi

            Selam moderator
            This is jebena where friends meet to have coffee and chat . Nothing serious is going on here.
            “ሁለቴ ሰላምታ አንዱ ለነገር ነው”
            ሰላም ስንባባል ቀዘቀዘ ቡናው ::

          • Selam Abi,

            When it is a rainy and a gloomy day in awateland, as it has been over the last 2-3 days, it is not a bad idea to drink ‘የቀዘቀዘ ቡና’ and read anything available, provided it is not politics, the worst type of politics for that. Human beings may have deciphered the building blocks of life, split the atom, sent a robot to mars, etc, nevertheless, up to now, they have failed to understand the human brain, and if they ever understand it, it will not be in its entirety.

            I choose yirgacheffe, sidama, harar….., hot or cold. Well, any ethiopian coffee; no problem with that. What about cappuccino in beautiful Asmara, and some gelato as we walk along Harnet street?

          • Abi

            Selam Horizon
            የቡና ስባቱ መፋጀቱ!!!!
            You see Horizon, the internist moderator እንደ የትግሬ ጀበና ቶሎ ግንፍል ይላል:: ቶሎ ተናዳጅ ጨዋታ አቆርፋጅ ሰላምታ አሳዳጅ ራስ አቢን አዋራጅ ….
            If you remember you are the one who advised me to keep my woman hot and my beer cold. I say , keep your coffee hot.

            I like your choice of quality coffee. My choice of coffee is Keren coffee. I like the idea of walking down Godana Harinet with some hot gelato and cold coffee. Capuccino?Nah! I like my coffee black. How about a cold Meloti on Massawa beach ?
            አታስጎምዠኝ!
            የኔ ነገር የባጥ የቆጡን ስዘባርቅ ቡናዬ ቀዘቀዘ::

          • Berhe Y

            Hey Saay and Abi,

            What ever sports you like I am for it. However I do not like the whole game 7 NA style. I tried very hard to love, Basket ball, hockey, Baseball and foot ball.

            Basket ball is one that I chose now compared to the rest, even then I don’t watch it as much except may be during the playoffs and the final game. It’s too much commercial to me. I attended one foot ball game in Toronto years ago, the place is like a zoo. Players go in, players go out, the cheer leaders, the replay and stop the game, the take the measurement, they complain about soccer being too slow, at least we hold our breath for 45 minutes without even wanting to go for a leak…..the neck moves left and right and occussional cheer, weeh, wahh…scream, swear in between

            I follow the world cup and the Euro cup every two years, and that’s good for me to catch up with what’s going on. And on occassion if there is something going on that’s worth, if I remember.

            I get to watch a little bit of the tour every July…now that Eritreans are in it.

            Lately I found something to cheer for in NA, MLS (Toronto FC), last year was an amazing year.

            But I would love to go back to Asmara and watch Corso (as we called it) bike race every Sunday, and go to Chichero (Staduim) every Sunday afternoon to watch foot ball.

            Berhe

      • Kebessa

        Hello saay7,
        GG didn’t deliver this time but he is a great guy with a great potential. One thing I would advise him on his interview conducts is to learn a little bit of politics and set the bar low. If you can’t say ‘oh I am hoping to finish it’, don’t volunteer on beating the minutes to break the record, bad idea! Other than that he seams to have future.
        As for Keninisa (or Bekeile, as the Brits say), he accelerated toward the end. The bad news for him is the biological clock is ticking. He needs to deliver on the few runs he has left before joining Zeresenay in the retirement home.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear Saleh,
    Thank you for creating this Jebana page ..

  • Saleh Johar

    I posted this on facebook a few minutes ago, I felt guilty and i am bringing it home, here….

    Becoming Just Like A Fly

    If it’s there, it’s a fly.
    Flies are everywhere,
    Flies here and flies there
    Here a fly and there a fly

    No flies on the ceiling, but many on the floor.
    But that’s is not a children’s tune,
    No, it’s not a lullaby.

    It’s about my floor-mates…
    They squashed them on the wall,
    And they watched them die!

    Sad, I was their shepherd for a while
    Then I left the room, scared of the sight,
    I left without bidding the flies good bye,

    I left behind my tattered blanket,
    And my worn slippers, and more,
    Separation was hard, tried, but I couldn’t cry.

    Outside, I saw the grey skies
    The dust and the dark clouds,
    And wondered: why was the sun so shy!

    Yet, glad I walked on the streets that were mine
    I had laid the stones and spread the tarmac, all by myself,
    Though I don’t remember ever appointing a spy.

    Saleh Gadi Johar, April 19, 2017

  • Fanti Ghana

    Selam,

    ይተኣለ’ባ ድኣ በዓል ዕዳ፤
    ዘይተጸበናዮ በርቂ ነጎዳ፤
    ጸላኢ ብርሃን ጸላም ኣጒዳ፤

    ከምዘይነበረት ወሓለ ጓል ሰጒዳ፤
    ጎበዝ ዘምበርከኸት መሓዛ’ስጊዳ፤
    ደቃ ዝመገበት ሰራውር ኣንዲዳ፤
    ንወርቂ ስሌነይ ዝኸደነ ማዳ፤

    በሪ ገዛና ብዙሕ ልማዳ፤
    መንገዲ ዓቃል ገፊሕ ከብዳ፤
    ንመን ዘይተደይብ ኣውሪዳ፤
    ብዓል ከረጢት ብዓል ማሕፉዳ፤
    ጸሓፋይ ሸቃላይ ሓረስታይ ኮርዒዳ፤

    ሽሻይ መዓልቲ ማርያም ፈሪዳ፤
    ኣብጸምጸም በረኻ ማእከል ሜዳ፤
    ጓል ብርኽቲ ላመይ ብሩኽ ወሊዳ፤
    ማእጋር ሕቖ ገፊሕ ሰሎዳ፤
    ድምፃ ሰሚዐዮ ብጓዳ፤

    ቅልቅል ምስበለት ምናዳ፤
    እናሳራሰረት ቦኽሪ ወዳ፤
    ብርሃን ገጻ ከምታ ልማዳ፤
    ከም ጸሓይ ጥሪ ከምዝረፈዳ፤
    ከም ኮኾብ ሰላም ኮኸብ ጻዕዳ፤፤

    • Hayat Adem

      Emmm,
      This is yammy. So you are also THIS in your other life!

      • Kokhob Selam

        Yes our queen-Hayat ..

        He keep reading my poems in the past ……

        “ቅልቅል ምስበለት ምናዳ፤
        እናሳራሰረት ቦኽሪ ወዳ፤
        ብርሃን ገጻ ከምታ ልማዳ፤
        ከም ጸሓይ ጥሪ ከምዝረፈዳ፤
        ከም ኮኾብ ሰላም ኮኸብ ጻዕዳ፤፤”

    • Abi

      Fantastic
      Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
      I up voted you as a bribe for translation.
      Discrimination is illegal!

      • Fanti Ghana

        Selam Abisha,

        I was attempting to say to our symbol of love, Kokhob Selam, that “I am delighted to hear your voice.”

        I promise to make it up to you some day Abisha.

        • Abi

          Fantastic
          Counting down…

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