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Mohammed Ellatifi



You are welcome to this page where you will find some of my major hobbies / passions, sorted out by category, as shown in the content, below. 

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  1. SPORT
    1. Swimming
    2. Body Fitness
    3. Football
    4. Walking/Jogging
    5. Athletics
  3. MUSIC
    1. Traveling
    2. Using Computer
    3. Surfing the Net
    4. Dancing
    5. Witty Games


Roseball   Swimming  

During my childhood, I used, together with other children from my village, to go "Medwal Lkarma", a bend of the Tassawt river which passes some 2 km from my village,  where the waters are wide and deep. There we spent hours, diving and swimming, sometimes not without danger. Later, when I moved to Kalaat Sraghna city, in order to continue my primary studies, I used to participate to swimming competitions, locally-organized for children, and won symbolic prizes.

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Roseball   Body Fitness  

I am a regular member of a body fitness club in Casablanca. In group, we attend, three times a week, a course of body litheness and fitness, after which I generally do some musculature exercises.

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Roseball   Football  

I like to watch football on TV when my Moroccan national team is involved, and also on the occasion of the Football World Cup. I also play football with friends, in my free time, on the Ain Diab sea side or elsewhere.




 Diego Maradona
"Grande futbolista, hay un solo.
Los otros fueron importantes"

The football Magician
who holds you breathless!


My favorite football national team is Brazil, and my preferred players are: Diego Maradona, Romario, Pele,  Gerd Muller, Rivelino, Tostao, Jairzinho, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos.

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Roseball   Walking / Jogging  

I very often go to my work and back walking. On the other hand, being a forester, when I go in forest, either on duty or in family during the week end, I like walking and jogging inside the forest.

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Roseball   Athletics  

One of my best hobbies is watching athletic competitions, during the international meetings, as well as during the Olympic games.

 Florence Griffith Joyner (USA)     Hicham El Guerrouj(Morocco)
FloJo  El Guerrouj

My favorite athletes are: Said Aouita, Hicham El Guerrouj, Carl Lewis, Noreddine Morsli, Brahim Boutayeb, Fernando Mamede, Steve Cram, Sebastian Coe, Joaquim Cruz, Gebre Selassie, Edwin Moses, Sergei Bubka, Zhu Jianhua, Javier Sotomayor, Calvin Smith, Ato Boldon, Michael Johnson,  Florence Griffith, Merlene Ottey, Zhanna Block,  Evelyn Ashford, Marlies Goehr,  Nezha Bidouane, Marion Jones,

Merlene Ottey
Merlene Ottey winning easily the 100 m race championship  

Zhanna Block
Zhanna Block, happy after having defeated Marion Jones on 100 m race.

Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Melinte, Marita Koch, Wilma Rudolph, Nawal El Moutawakil, Gabriela Zabo, Zola Budd, Tamara Bykova, Puica.

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I like to watch good movies, especially westerns, love, historic, suspense, fear ( not terror), and adventure, even if, sometimes, I do not share  the ideas which some movie producers want to spread through their films. From the pure artistic sides of actors and actresses playing role, my preferred actors are (list non-exhaustive):

Cary Grant          Casablanca movie         Omar Sharif
Cary Grant                     "Casablanca" with                  Omar Sharif 
Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman

Omar Sharif, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Henry Fonda, Burt Lancaster, Gary Cooper, Paul Newman, Steve Mac Queen, Charles Bronson, Kirk Douglas, Yull Bruyner, James Coburn, Clark Gable, James Steward, Robert Mitchum, Robert Rayan, Robert Redford, Richard Widmarck, David Niven, Humphrey Bogart, David Jansen, Lee Marvin, Bruce Lee, Klaus Kinski, Clint Eastwood, Georges Peppard, Gregory Peck, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Sydney Poitier, Jason Robarts, Jack Palance, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kostner, Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Anwar Wajdi, Tony Curtis, Waren Beaty, Michael, Sarrazin, Dustin Hoffman, Lee Van Cliff, John Cassavetes, Juliano Gemma, Tom Cruz, Harisson Ford, Arnold Schwarenegger, Max Von Sidow, Rod Taylor, Robert Hossein, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Maurice Ronet, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Luis de Funes.

And my preferred actresses are (list non-exhaustive): Nabeela Obeyd, Madeeha Yusree, Huda Soltane,  Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Shams Al Baroodee, Ingrid Bergman, Irene Papaz, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Candice Bergen, Claudia Cardinale, Fay Dunaway, Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger, Merryl Streep, Raquel Welch, Audrey Hepburn, Lee Remick, Romy Schneider, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Virna Lisi,  Mimsy Farmer, Julia Roberts, Anouk Aimee, Diane Keaton, Juliette Binoche, Penelope Cruz.  

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"De la musique avant toute chose" (Music, before anything) said the French poet Paul Verlaine. I strongly believe in the fact that music is a universal creation. Whatever is the citizenship of the composer and the singer, when one finds it beautiful, music goes straight to the the heart, and it makes you feel better. When you want to better understand a nation or a human community, try to listen to their music; it is a fantastic catalyst. I personally like various types of music.
Farid Al Atrash
The Singer & Composer of genius

The Golden Voice, Singing Queen
Oumm Kalthoom
The Star of the Orient

The Enchantress Nightingale

My preferred singers and musicians (individuals and groups) are (list non-exhaustive): Fareed Al Atrash, Frank Sinatra, Asmahane, Oumm Kalthoom, Fairooz, Wadii Al Safee, Mohammed Hammood Al Haritee, Al Anisee, Fouad Al Kebsee, Al Simah, Huda Soltane, Bob Dylan, Abdullah Ibraheem, Yusuf Islam, Leonard Cohen, Carlos Santana, Mohammed Abdelwahab, Shirley Bassey, Nina Simone, Peter Frampton, Naima Sameeh, Cheb Khaled, Myriam Makeba, Sabah Fakhree, Nadhem Al Ghazalee, Abdelhaleem Hafedh, Barbara Streisand, Melany, Celine Dion, Dona Summer, Warda, Faiza Ahmed, Charles Aznavour, Louis Amstrong, Abdelhadi Belkhayat, Abdelwahab Doukkali, Mohammed 'Abdouh, Ahmed Al Bidawee, Mireille Mathieu, Gilbert Becaud, Barry White, Mulham Barakat, Najat Al Sagheerah, Kadhem Al Saher, Mohammed Maghnee, Ayoub Tarish, Abu Bakr Salem Bel Fkeeh, Simon and Garfunkel, Jacques Brel, Hammou Lyazeed, Mohammed Rouisha(of Ain Leuh), Ahmed Fathee, Faisal Alawee, Al Morshidee, Lotfee Boushnaq, Malek ben Laarbi,  Abdessadeq Sheqara, Ammouri Mbarek, Serges Reggiani, Mort Schuman....

"Comme avant .....
Quand tu étais enfant ....murmurant
Petite fille grandissant doucement ....
Tu regrettes trop souvent ....
Mais tu es une enfant ....
Comme avant ......Comme avant !!

Claude Nougaro, Hoyam Yunus, Maati Ben Qassem, Braheem Al Alamee, Bob Marley, Hameed Al Zaheer, Ahmed Hamzah, Alan Stivel, Rajaa Bel Mleeh, Ahlam, Leo Ferre, Georges Moustaki, Renaud, Fahd Ballane, Ismael Ahmed, Yves Montand, Najah Salam, Oulayya, Demis Roussos, Nana Mouskouri, Lahcen Ou'shoosh, Lhousseyn Al Toulali, Abdesslam Al 'Attawee, Nass Al Gheewan, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, Jil Jilala, Queen (Freddy Mercury), King Crimson, Al Bara' Al Sana'anee, Kamal Al 'Abdi, Ahiduss n' Ishqeern (Moha Ul Husseyn), Al Tarab Al Andalussee(Ba Jeddoob), Oulad Al Bou 'Azzawee, Lamshaheb.

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Beside professional / technical documents / books, I like to read novels, roman à thème, poetry, autobiographic, historic books, etc. Among the authors I read and liked, I can mention (list non-exhaustive): Imru'u Al Qais, 'Antara Ibnu Shaddad, Tarafa Ibnu Al 'Abd, Zuhayr Ibnu Abee Salmah, 'Amr Ibnu Kulthoom, Al Harit Ibnu Hillizah, Labeed Ibnu Rabee'ah, Hassan Ibmu Thabit, Ka'b Ibu Zuhayr, Qays Ibnu Al Mulawah, Jameel Ibnu Ma'mar(so-called Jameel Buthaynah), Kuthayir 'Izzah, Bashar Ibnu Bord, Ibnu Al Roomee, Al Mutanabbee, Abu Firas Al Hamadanee, Ibnu Zurayq Al Baghdadee, Ibnu Zaydoon, Omar Al Khayam, Ilia Abu Madhee, Ahmed Shawqee, Ahmed Ramee, Mahmood Darweesh, Fadwa Tawqan, Arthur Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, Alphonse de Lamartine, Alfred de Musset, Alfred de Musset, Charles Baudelaire, Jabrane Khaleel Jabrane, 'Abbas Mahmood Al 'Aqqad, Georgy Zaydan, Mostafa Lotfee Al Munfalotee, Stendhal, Aleksandr Soljenitsin, Dostojevsi, Bertolt Brecht, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Daniel Defoe, Virgil Gheorghiu.

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During my secondary studies, I was impressed by Italien  paints  of the Renaissance, more particularly of Michelangelo and Raphael. In Marrakesh, when I was doing my mathematical secondary studies, I used to go at the end of the class, to some of my friends of the experimental sciences section. I joined them in their painting room which I found a real art gallery in the classic style of the Renaissance. Tens of paints, all drawn by the German  artist-professor Holbin were hanging in the class room. It was amazing, very beautiful. This developed my taste for painting.

Later, I often went to painting exhibitions in Morocco, and I visited art museums in Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam. Among my favorite painters, I cam mention (list non-exhaustive): Michelangelo, Raphael, le Titien, Bitticelli, Durer, from the Renaissance; the classicists Rembrandt, Velasquez, Poussin; the Romanticists Tiepolo, Delacroix, Gericault; the realist Courbet; the lyrist Rossetti; the neo-impressionnists David and Van Gogh; the impressionnists Claude Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissaro; the expressionnists/baroque Dali and Picasso; the liberalists Manet, Matisse and Gauguin; the realists Farid Belkahia and Abdelltif Zine, and the naive Chaibia..

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I have some other hobbies such as:

Roseball   Traveling  

Traveling, when one can afford it, enables you, among others, to discover other people and learn a lot about other environments and habits. In this endeavor, speaking other languages is extremely helpful. Beside Arabic, my mother language, I, personally speak English, French, Spanish, and German. The foreign countries I visited, so far, are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Egypt, Finland,

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