Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Moroccan Commercials, and Taxes!

Salaam alaikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh everyone, insh'Allah you're all in the best of health and the highest of iman ^_^

Alhamdolillah, I FINALLY got my taxes sent off today. The entire process was a gigantic pain in the butt, but insh'Allah I completed all of the necessary forms correctly and I won't have any problems. I've had all the forms completed on my computer for quite a while now (since early March maybe)...I've just had to find a place to get them printed, and to get the proper documentation for my hubby's W-7 form. We filed jointly...and there were SO MANY forms to fill out because our situation is you can imagine. I'm just glad it's over insh'Allah, and one day I'll wake up several weeks from now and just find my return deposited in my bank account. Ooof, what a hassel...if I hadn't been getting a large return I wouldn't have even bothered -_-'

Anyways, I thought I'd share a few Moroccan T.V. commercials with you guys. I always like watching T.V. commercials from other countries...I don't know, maybe I'm just weird, but I thought maybe you guys would enjoy them too. I was able to find the following on YouTube, most of them are from 2M:

This is a commercial for Maymouna flour...this is why I cannot name my future daughter's an older version from 2008:

This one's for Laughing Cow cheese, and the song is a take off on a popular Moroccan wedding song. It's not the most recent version of the commercial, but they're still using the same song. It's actually one of my favorite commercials here ^_^

And this one's for Aicha Tomato Sauce. All of the Aicha brand commercials just strike me as really strange because there are all these little buck-toothed, dark skinned boys, and they there's the pretty pale-skinned Aicha...I don't know, maybe I'm just reading into it too much. Does anybody else find it strange?

This one's for Kindersol Sedaris, which are basically large cushions that line the walls in Moroccan the Moroccan version of a couch, except that they also often double as a beds. At the end the guy says "bye bye sedari bukrechia", which basically means "bye bye lumpy sedari" (traditionally sedari cushions are stuffed with sheep wool, and when they're a bit old, they get lumpy and mis-shapen, and generally not very comfortable to sit or sleep on).

This is another one of my favorite commercials. It's for Mesidor Sedaris, and I dunno, the sheep just make me laugh, even though I don't really understand what's going on :P

Finally this is a commercial for Afia Cooking Oil, and it's in Chleuh, a berber language :P

Anyways, I hope these commercials were entertaining to watch!


  1. Salaam!
    I am very interested in getting to know you better, sister! I see you live in Morocco. Is your husband Moroccan or did you both move over there for work reasons? My husband is from Morocco (as I'm sure you know since you follow my blog). I've only been there once back during the summer of 2009. It was lovely, masha'allah!
    If you have a facebook, you can look for me. My name is Elisa McAlpine!

  2. @Elisa:
    Wa alaikum salaam sister Elisa! I'd love to add you on facebook, I'll deffinitely look you up (lol that sounds kinda creepy doesn't it?) My husband's also Moroccan, lol born and raised, I moved here to get married and to start my new life here. So far I'm loving it, for the most part. There have been some culture differences I'm still trying to adjust to, and there probably always will be, but I'm trying my best to be open-minded and patient lol. Other than that, I personally prefer life here in Casa than back in my little New England suburb :P

  3. haha interesting commercials :p

  4. Flour commercial version 2008 is very nice! Make me wanna cook together as well LOL :D