-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Monday, December 31, 2007

345) 2007 Milestone!

Everyone of us should sit with him/herself tonight for an hour or 2 and think about what did he/she achieve or miss in 2007 and what he/she wanna change/keep and achieve in 2008.

The best celebration is to know that your overall score in life is getting better not worse even if it is worse in some parts.The secret of satisfaction is that you should deeply believe that you are good but can be better. Balance your spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional needs, and you will be granted happiness and satisfaction.

May Allah make our best days, our last days in our lives, and grant us all "a good closure" in donya, and "placement in heaven" in akhra.

Kol Sana Wentom game3an bekheer, and I love you all even if you don't :)

Mohaly

344) 2008 in Egypt!

Do you think that 2008 will be a turning point in Egypt, or will just be like any other year?

Mohaly

P.S. Mubarak will turn 80 -Allahom la 7asad- in 2008.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

343) 3 Million in 1 place!


In Tawaf El Wada3 I had to do 7 kilometers from the roof coz there were more than 500,000 person in the floor Sa7n!

Sob7an Allah

Mohaly

Saturday, December 29, 2007

342) Is it hard for us to have a Clean Hajj!

Other than the great feeling of satisfaction, and happiness in Hajj. There were some stuff that were really annoying. On the top of which comes the sanity & garbage problem.

I am just wondering if Hajj was an obligation on Europeans and organized by Germany, would it be that chaotic, messy, and dirty. Saudi organizers collected 15,000 TONS of garbage in the Eid days only, other than Arafat, Mecca, & Mozdalifa! In the last couple of days the smell of garbage in the paths of Menna were like the smell of pollution in Cairo! No wonder that most of us are sick when we are back or even before.

I hope that one day I can see a CLEAN and Human communication and attitude between Muslims specially in the Holy lands where we should be at our best!

Mohaly

Friday, December 28, 2007

341) Back from Hajj!

I am back from the best trip I have ever been to in my life. I miss you all :)

I very much recommend Hajj to anyone who has the ability and still thinking about it. I am coming back as another much better person on all levels (except weight gain as we ate a lot, but working on it).

P.S. Gypo, please call me, i cant reach u on ur int'l number.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

340) Mohaly in Hajj - BLOG BREAK!

Dear Blog Readers,

I am going to Hajj in couple of hours. The blog will not be updated for the coming 2 weeks (till Dec 27th) as I am taking a break from Life with no access to anything. However, You are welcome to raise any topic on this post comments or comment on the previous ones.

After I am back in-shaa-Allah, I will have more to say about the bright & dark sides of Egypt, Hajj experience, and a day by day report about
Moh@ly blog 1st field trip carried out by the TWIN MINDS late December!

Join us (Mohaly & Gypo) after 2 weeks... HAPPY EID & MERRY CHRISTMAS :)))

Will miss you all,
Mohaly

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

339) FUN::: Egyptian Adabtability!


I like the great ability of our (Egyptian) people to adapt to any situation and know how to have fun under any circumstances!

Mohaly

Monday, December 10, 2007

338) The Challenge to Balance!

All of us are seeking happiness. No matter how old are you or what you do in life, you just want to be happy. The problem comes when you think that there is a specific thing that will make you happy and you start chasing it, then when you achieve it, you don’t get the feeling that you were looking for!

Why? because you lost a lot of other things on your way to achieving what you thought that it is your bridge to happiness. You lost YOUR LIFE BALANCE, which is the real bridge to happiness. I always say that:

Life is an ongoing challenge of balance between our real needs and desires in order to achieve happiness & satisfaction”. Mohamed Aly 2007.

Mohaly

Sunday, December 9, 2007

337) Are we serious?!

Today in Ahram, Salah Montasir was wondering about how serious are we in solving our major problems..

هل نحن جادون في حل مشكلة المرور والسحابة السوداء والقمامة والحفاظ علي نظافة مياه النيل؟ وهل نحن جادون في حل مشكلة البطالة والهجرة غير المشروعة‏,‏ ومشكلات التعليم بما يتناسب مع التطور العالمي‏,‏ ومشكلة أطفال الشوارع والحفاظ علي الرقعة الزراعية؟ وهل نحن جادون في محاربة الفساد خاصة في المحليات ومقاومة العشوائيات والتاكسيات القديمة في شوارع المحروسة؟ هل نحن جادون في محاربة الارتفاع الجنوني في الأسعار ومكافحة المخدرات واستغلال الطاقة الشمسية وتطوير نظام الري وترشيد استهلاك المياه وإزالة الغام الصحراء الغربية واستثمار المنطقة زراعيا وصناعيا؟

so the question is are we serious? my answer is I DONT THINK SO!
As long as everyone is waiting for others to start, as long as there are people who benefit from this situation, as long as there is no real vision, strategies, & actions... then WE WILL NEVER BE SERIOUS!

Mohaly

Saturday, December 8, 2007

336) What are you waiting for?

Money?
Love?
Health?
Friends?
Forgiveness?
Political Maturity?
Time?
or Yourself?

What are you waiting for?!!!

Mohaly

Friday, December 7, 2007

335) Respect Others' Believes!

I totally believe that in order to live in peace, we should respect others believes even if it contradicts with ours. We are not in a place to judge others, this can only be done by God the Almighty.

There is a restaurant in Cairo that doesn't allow Mohajabat, and another one in Heliopolis (females only!!) that doesn't allow Christians. What the hell is going on?!

I am quoting one of my intellectual friends: "I have been trying to keep an eye on this phenomenon for the past 8-10 years to try and understand what is really going on, is it Muslims being angry at Christians for some reasons (that I do not get) and hence dealing with them as سافرات، كافرات، ليس لهم دين.... or is it Christians believing they are so much "motahadeen" and that they feel the only solution for this is to delete the other from their communities, work environments, etc.."

The Bush administration is playing the dirty game of crusades, and such actions indirectly helps them in their dirty mission of "collision of civilizations" instead of "integration of civilizations".

Mohaly

Thursday, December 6, 2007

334) Orga or Meca Wife?!

In the last post some of you said that one of the hidden and major reasons for divorce is sex. Japan has invented a new robot that resembles the human figure, voice, movements..etc and is promoting it as the alternative wife for EVERYTHING including sex!! What I heard lately in a TV show that they are producing a male version as well and going on with the development of more smooth and natural robots!

This reminds me of AI movie where people are classified into ORGA (organic) & MECA (mechanical)...but the question is, can really a robot replace a female (or male) in bed, & can a person have a normal sex life -with the wife or husband- simultaneously or will it create problems close to sole sex acts (like masturbation)?

We 3agabi!! 3eshna we shofna!

Mohaly

Sunday, December 2, 2007

333) The Dark Side of Egypt III - Divorce

One of the major drawbacks of our generation is the exponential increase in the divorce rate among couples in 20s and 30s. I really dont understand what is going on and why, specially there arent actually other options than marriage in our culture.

In one week:

- one my best friends who has been married after a long love story and beautiful kids, for many years now is getting divorced, for really no reasons.

- one of the family friends is getting divorced from her husband in Dubai because she "found out" her husband is not responsible.

- third couple are getting divorced after shar el 3asal, and they were almost living together before.

As you know I wanna get married but these stuff scare me, coz these are people I know and have a lot in common. The crisis is that it is increasing day after day till it reached a scary % ( 1 out of every 5 married couples gets divorced every year, and increasing!). This is in addition to "separated" couples who will double this percentage if added to the study; i.e. it is almost a 50-50 change to have a successful marriage.

What is wrong, and how can we avoid such waste of time, emotions, money, children,...Life!
and how can you make sure that its the right person since love, family ..etc are not a gurantee for happiness.

Mohaly!
(wondering)

332) Personal ::: Weclome to 30s ya Tamer :)

Today is the birthday of one this blog stars, one of my very close friends, and flat-mate in hurghada during the past 4 years....the one whom you can run too when you feel down, and he can work his magic on you to get you up again... MR. TAMER MOKHTAR, Happy Birthday and Welcome to the 30s :)

Mohaly

P.S. you can see how much we agree on everything :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

331) Law of Attraction...Is it true?

Do you believe in law of attraction?! Can it be applied on our situation in Egypt, do we attract ka2aba coz we are not thinking positively?

Mohaly

It states that people experience physical and mental manifestations that correspond to their predominant thoughts, feelings, words, and actions and that people therefore have direct control over reality and their lives through thought alone. A person's thoughts (conscious and unconscious), emotions, beliefs and actions are said to attract corresponding positive and negative experiences, or "harmonious vibrations of the law of attraction".

Thursday, November 29, 2007

330) Death, who are you?!

These days I am thinking a lot about why do we fear death?!
Is it because we dont know it, or because we are not sure, or because of expected pain, or sins, or or or ....

Mohaly

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

329) Which comes first? Life Quality or Perspective?

That is a conversation between 2 of my blog readers but on another blog discussing should life be nice first in order to be happy, or should we feel happy first in order for life to be nice?

I am sharing it below, but wanna know your opinion..

Mohaly

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L.G. said...
وإذا قلت لك عزيزي أن الجماعة تغلب الشجاعة ماذا تفعل ؟حاولت ولكن عندما تتحالف الدنيا ضدك من أين تأتي بالنظرة الايجابية وعندما ترى الفساد حولك واللامبالاة من الناس من أين يأتي الأمل ؟لقد حاولتأتمنى أن تشرق شمس الأمل للآخرين ولكن لي لا أجد شئ طيب أتمسك به ولا حتى ناس مبسوطة حتى الناس في الشارع كلها ماشية مكشرةفي كل الأحوال موضوع طيب

Tamer Mokhtar said...
For l.g.A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it gives you the chance to solve some, or most it depends on what's ur positive signal!and without problems there's no achievements, problems needs solutions ,solutions needs positive thinking & attitude!Just keep the positive inner vibes it's pleasing you first!!

328) No need to be Lebanese!

Job Vacancy in Baabda/Lebanon
Job position : Lebanese President
Contract Duration : 6 years (extended if required)
Responsibilities: Ruling a small crazy country
Benefits : Whatever you can get
Age : 5+ to 105+ years
Please send 2 copies of your CV to : Bashar@damascus.no and Condy@Everywhere.usa
For non discrimination, we accept Ladies...Candidates will be contacted soon.''
Note: No Need to be Lebanese''

This is what what the beautiful country of Lebanon has reached today!!
Mohaly

Saturday, November 24, 2007

327) FUN:::El Gesm El Malyan wel Kersh!

I believe I was nakad shewaya in the last period, so let's have some fun!

Makansh 7ad te3eb fe 7aga! El 3ageen is that people do believe these stuff!
Mohaly

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

326) Personal:::MOSTAFA Talaia!

2 years!!!!
My beloved cousin, the one I considered my little brother since his mother's death...
I still can't believe that he is gone with all his smiles, naughty stuff, and the noise he used to fill the place with...
I remember his big cross hug and his last words to me: "salam ya akhooya el kebeer"... I saw him in a deep comma couple of hours before he passed away at 17 y/old...
Allah yera7amo, things were never the same in the family since he left.
Mohaly
za3lan 2awy :(

Monday, November 19, 2007

325) City Stars ... Stay Safe!

After the City Stars fire, we need to be more cautious. I have got the following in my email this morning and thought of sharing it with you:

Early reports collected suggest thatthe use of oil-based paints were at least one of the reasons why the firecaught and spread so rapidly. Water-based paints of course are much safer than the oil-based variety. Another report suggested that some insulation in that area of the mall had been sealed by the use of a flammable tar mix. If so, perhaps this was not the best choice of materials.

Please be advised that most of the injuries were a result of two factors;smoke inhalation and panic.

1. If you are caught in a fire, stay low and make your way to the nearest exit. Stay low. Smoke rises because it is hotter than ambient air. If the opportunity presents itself, cover your mouth and nose with a damp cloth.

2. Frightened patrons injured others in the mad dash to get out of the building. Remember that panic kills. Keep your head. Remain calm. Walk or crawl to the nearest exit. Do not use elevators in a fire.

Stay safe!

Mohaly

324) Di Wasfa Sahla...Di Wasfa Hayla!!


No comment!
Mohaly

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

323) Maho Ya Mohamed, Ya Gamal !

Hmm... I realized now why the only option we have is Gamal!
Since the "Revolution" in 1952, all the people who governed Egypt were either Gamal or Mohamed:

-MOHAMED Naguib 1953-1954
-GAMAL Abdel Nasser 1954-1970
-MOHAMED Anwar El Sadat 1970-1981
-MOHAMED Hosni Mubarak 1981 -

and since Mohamed has been dominating for the past 37 years, it is about time for Gamal.. and since there is no other Gamal in all the key positions in the country (People's Assembly, Shoura Council, the Prime Ministers, and Ministers, and even el the NDP), then Gamal Mubarak is the only choice we have 3ashan man2ta3sh 3ada :)

Shofo ezay el madou3 wala tawreeth wala 7aga...e7na bas neyetna we7sha ;)

Monday, November 12, 2007

322) Gabbar!!

Begad Gabbar, he left the whole street and decided to park across/over the side walk!! Tab leeeh, 7ad yefahemni?!!

Mohaly

Sunday, November 11, 2007

321) Teftekro Sodfa?!

Is it a coincidence that every time the Ahly loses (and it is just 2 or 3 times in the whole year), is when HE attends?!

ya3nee hayeb2a el zamalkaweya, wel esma3alaweya, wel tawansa, wel 7akam, we kaman howa 3aleena!!!

Ya rab!

Bardo...Beep Beep Ahly :))

Mohaly

Thursday, November 8, 2007

320) Choosing Job Matrix!

I was sending an email to a new dear friend yesterday to help in guiding her choosing between her offered jobs. I thought of sharing it with the rest of you:

If you are confused between jobs, you can do the choice matrix (that actually needs a session not a post) quickly keda:
1. List all criteria you see important in a job (career path, place, salary, environment….etc)
2. Put a weight for each criterion (20%, 30%...etc)
3. Give a score for each in a scale from 1 to 10.
4. Multiply the score with the weight (e.g u got 7/10 and it weights 20% then you score 14% (0.7*20%))
5. Add up the criteria’s scores.
6. Do the same thing for the other job.
7. Compare the final results, and go for the higher score!

It uses more rational flow than the direct choice or chaotic thinking, and el 2arkam mabtekdebsh :)

Let me know if you need any further explanation.

Mohaly

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

319) Some Qutoes About Marriage!

"Don't criticize your wife's judgement, see whom she married! "

"Successful marriage requires falling in love many times ...... with the same person ;) "

"There is no way to win against your wife. You both win or both lose."

Mansoor Marican

Mohaly

318) Ektera3 Serry Mobasher!

2 days ago, one of the main news in Al-Ahram was: "Al Yawm, Entikhab Mubarak bel2ektera3 el Seri El Mobasher", ya salam; ONLY IN EGYPT you will find the name of the winner published even before the elections start!

Tab why are we wasting time and effort and akeed money in doing such act, mayeksab bel tazkeya!

Mohaly

Saturday, November 3, 2007

316) USD Up, USD Down, Prices are always Up!


Do you remember the 80s movie "Tegebha Keda, Tegelha Keda, Heya Keda"?!

When the UDS vs. EGP increases, every single commodity increases (even beta3et el gargeer than is cultivated here!). In 2007, and specially in the last couple of months the USD lost almost 10% of its value and still everything is getting more and more expensive? Tab Ezay?!!
Mohaly

315) Wives and Bitches!!

Sorry for the title but it is in the core of what I wanna say!

I always wondered why do bitches (not necessary hookers, any kind of bitchy attitude) get what they want, while wives don't get it with the same ease (if they can get it aslan)?

Why do men become able to pay double what they planned for a bitch, and think twice when they want to get an expensive gift to their wives?

Is it "shatara" from the bitch, or "khayaba" from wife, or the problem in both men and women?!

Mohaly

Thursday, November 1, 2007

314) Is it the time for Gamal? or not yet!

Do you think that Gamal Mubarak will have an upgrade in his role in the coming NDP General Assembly next week? or not yet?!

Mohaly

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

313) Toltomeya we Talatashar...007!

Toltomeya We Talatashar ... the 007 of Egypt!

All my generation (Mid 70s) will surely remember our high school time hero "Raafat El Haggan" (Refaat El Gammal) or David Samhoun (Jack Biton). I used to LOVE this series, and even open the TV 15 mins earlier just in case it starts early (u know Egyptian TV timings). I really miss those days...I rarely get excited now about something, specially on TV!

By the way he died on 1982, i.e 3 years before the novel, and 6 years before the TV series.

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

312) The Kingdom of the Arab "Republic" of Egypt!

Since the start of history, Egypt has been ruled by a Governor, King, Wali, Sultan, Khedive...different names for a monarchy system, but since 54 years it has been ruled by a president. I was wondering when the 1952 "revolution" kicked the British out of Egypt, and kept the Kingdom for 1 whole year, why did they turned it into a republic then? and was it really the best way to rule Egypt?

Do you think that Egyptian people prefer to be ruled by a king or a president? Do they prefer a monarchy system or republican system? and Why?

P.S. I know that some of you (may be Gypo) will say and what is the difference, at the end the King and the President have absolute power, and they pass the thrown to their kids :)

Mohaly

Friday, October 26, 2007

310) The Sex Pyramid

Couple of days ago, i got a question about sex education specially with teens and twenties... I remembered a nice article written 2 years ago by Janice Crouse about the Sex Education thruogh introducting the sex pyramid (like Moslow hierarchy keda :) that I saw as the best answer to this controversial question..I thought I should share the part about the sex pyramid with you to see whether you agree that this is the right way to discuss sex with younger generations or not.
Mohaly
The foundation is "Values." Parents must communicate their values clearly, unequivocally, often and effectively. They should be confident in the knowledge that Biblical values do not go "out of style" or become out-dated. All truth is God's truth and regardless of cultural trends, values remain true and reliable compasses to guide believers through all the situations of life. Religious values of respect, dignity and honor are universal values that need to be applied specifically to sexual behavior so that our boys learn to respect and honor girls, and girls learn dignity and self-respect so that they can effectively say "no."

The second step is "Relationships." Parents must communicate the importance of establishing a relationship of trust and respect before intimacy develops. Parents need to communicate basic principles about character development, honor and individual responsibility.
The third step is "Emotions." Young people are seldom aware of just how extensive is the emotional aspect of relationships - especially when sex is part of the mix. Parents can help their children develop emotional control and teach them to analyze their feelings. Parents need to focus on helping their children separate their emotions from their judgments and to be careful in getting emotionally involved before laying a foundation of trust and respect.
The fourth step is "Consequences." People today rarely understand the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and even those who are aware of them think that they won't get one. In a similar manner, most people think that they are "mature" and they believe that their relationships will "last forever.
At the top of the sex pyramid is the mechanics of the sexual act -- the "birds and bees" aspect. This actually should receive the least attention because it is the easiest part of sexual interaction to explain and understand, though, ironically, comprehensive sex education tends to focus on the biology of sexuality rather than the foundation on which sex is built.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

309) Suggestion ::: New National Anthem!

The national anthem is something that should make a direct connection with your heart, and directly relate to your mind. I don't think that Beladi Beladi is valid anymore, and I strongly recommend the following song to be our new national anthem for our generation!
If you read the lyrics carefully (specially the highlited parts) and compare it with Life in Egypt, its people, and government in your mind, you will find it the best song that can replace our national anthem lyrics (but keeping the same tune of beladi beladi 3ashan bas ne7es eno nasheed watani!).


za7ma ya donya za7ma ... za7ma we taho el 7abayeb
za7ma wala 3adsh ra7ma ... mowled we sa7bo ghaeb!

agy men hena, za7ma
aro7 hena, za7ma
hena aw hena, za7ma!

za7ma wana raye7lo ... wana fe west el ze7am
3ayezo yesma3 wa a2olo ... mabyewsalsh el Kalam!

za7ma we ma3atalani ... wen ro7t we mal2toush
akhaf aro7lo tani ... fe me3adi we mal2ahoush!

keteer el nas keteer ... wana 3ayez arkab wa 2ateer

el sa3a 2ela telt ... we ma3adi me3ah tamanya
la mel seka di ro7t ... wala la2ee seka tanya!

agy men hena, za7ma
aro7 hena, za7ma
hena aw hena, za7ma!

za7ma ya donya za7ma!

Mohaly

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

308) The Broken Records!

Has anyone got sick from the broken record statements that guys and girls use since 2ayam 3abdel 7alim till now!!

Him: Havent anyone told you that you have beautiful eyes.

Him: I have never met someone as kind, lovely, and beautiful as you!
Her: How many girls have you said these words to?
Him: You are the first girl in my life!

Him: I dont know why do I feel comfortable when I talk with you.
Her: I usually don't talk to guys on phone, but you are not like the other guys!

Him: Ana Ba7ebik, we ma2darsh a3eesh men gherik!
Her: Promise me that you will always love me!
Him: I wanna meet your father..
Her: Enta fage2teni, 2edeeni forsa afakar!

and then the typical marriage story where they forget all about the broken records, and be more concerned about broken arms, legs, heads...etc!!!!

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

307) Human Mind!!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Moahly: It is vrey starnge taht the hmuan mnid can do that, staisticly spaeking 10% olny of the hmuan mnid capbaitlies is exlproed! Sob7an Allah!

Mohaly

Sunday, October 21, 2007

306) Dark Side of Egypt II - Mokhadarat!

I cant talk about the dark side in our generation without mentioning the scary increase of drug usage and addiction in the young (18-25) & mature youth (26-40) segments.

How many guys died from an overdose in the few couple of years? How many homes were torn apart because of addiction? How much money did the country loose on buying & healing, in addition to the waste of production time and energy? The questions are endless, and the sadness is overwhelming!!

Couple of days ago I read in Al-Ahram that 10% of the youth are drug ADDICTS, in addition to millions of users in different forms (Hash, ..etc). Imagine we have about 4 million drug addicts between 18 and 40!!

1. Why did it dramatically increase?

2. How can we contain it?

3. How can we (non-addicts) avoid it?

God Bless us all,
Mohaly

P.S. Thanks Embee for the video!


Thursday, October 18, 2007

304) Ta3ban Shewaya!

For my blog readers, and those who are sending me emails, i am sorry for not writing or answering, ta3ban shewaya. will be back next Saturday 20/10 and have lots of stuff to say and answer.

Hope you are all feeling good, or at least better than me :)
Mohaly

Saturday, October 13, 2007

303) (((((:::: H A P P Y E I D ::::))))))

Even if it is not as happy as before, I still LOVE EID....everyone is happy..children at their peak...and people wake up early (ya ret tool el sana), meet, SMILE...why cant we be like that all year?!!!

My home overlooks the Eid Prayer Area, and I experience a Maseera to the Mosque (prob. the only maseera in Egypt that you can perform without being busted!)

I have always loved the Eid El Fitr more than Eid El Adha, may be because I experience Ramadan before but the other Eid comes after Hajj (which Inshaa-Allah I will be there this year)..

This year's it coincides with my little sister's birthday, so it is double feast (and tab3an double gift!)

WISHING ALL MY READERS, & THEIR FAMILIES A VERY HAPPY & BLESSED EID :)))

Mohaly

Thursday, October 11, 2007

302) Fawazeer Ramadan 20 - Last Fazoura!

20. Am I the only one who doesn't feel as happy in Eid as I used to? I am not talking about my childhood, I am talking about couple of years ago!!

Mohaly

& HAPPY EID, hopefully!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

301) Fawazeer Ramadan 19 - 7oreyat El Sa7afa!!

19. Ahram Today Front Page; Can someone explain how come one piece of news is saying we have freedom of expression, and the news above says 4 Chief Editors are sentenced to jail because what they have written?

Mohaly


Sunday, October 7, 2007

300) The 300th Post: Supplication to Allah!

Allah does not expect perfection from us. What is expected of us is that when we make mistakes we move from the state of disobedience, return to Allah in repentance and seek refuge in the cover of mercy that He's provided for us. If we take too long and not seek refuge in the mercy of Allah and don't ask for forgiveness, our souls become used to the sins and even ruined by them.

In these Holy nights of Qadr, I ask Allah the Almighty to:

1. Grant us the pure soul (nafs) that drives us to obey Him and love doing good deeds.
2. Grant us the strong & healthy body that we can use in carrying on His duties.
3. Grant us the mature mind that drives us to develop and make a difference in this world.
4. Grant us the loving heart that drives us to care about each other and live in peace.

Allahom enak 3afo, 3'afour, to7eb el 3afo, fa3fo 3anna.
Sob7an Allah, Al 7amdullah, Allaho Akbar, wa La Ilah Ila Allah.
Wa salla Allah 3ala sayedna Muhammad, we 3ala 2aleh we Sa7beh agma3een. Ameen ya Rab el 3alameen.

Mohaly

Saturday, October 6, 2007

299) Fawazeer Ramadan 18 - Seta October!

18. What happened to the Egyptian Spirit, vision, and persistence we had before and during the October war? How come we (the majority) become the exact opposite?

Mohaly

Thursday, October 4, 2007

298) The long term Rumor!

It seems that the ones who launched the rumors about Muabark's death had a long term plan of killing him softly. The President has been in DAILY public activities in Cairo, governorates, Lybia, Jordan, Saudi...since the start of Ramadan and he is 80!

Rabena yedeena gamee3an el se7a wal satr, we ye2adarnah 3ala khal3 Mubarak :)

Mohaly

297) Fawazeer Ramadan 17 - Ahly /\ Zamalek \/ !

احتل النادي الأهلي المركز الـ‏28‏ عالميا في التصنيف الشهري الذي يصدره الاتحاد الدولي لكرة القدم الفيفا‏,‏ وذلك بعد نتائجه القوية خلال شهر سبتمبر‏,‏ بعد أن كان يشغل المركز الـ‏32..‏ وأشار بيان الاتحاد الدولي أيضا إلي تراجع الزمالك في التصنيف الدولي إلي المركز الـ‏210‏ علي العالم .‏

17. Why is the Ahly always going upwards, while Zamalek going downwards although they have money, history, players, and gamaheer?!

P.S. Very easy fazoura and I said the solution before in a post about Ahly.

Mohaly

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

296) The Dark Side of Egypt I - Gawaz 3urfi!

Since I started a series called BrightSide of Egypt talking about good people and stuff in our generation, I thought of creating balance and start the DarkSide of Egypt too. Hopefully the bright side posts will outnumber the DarkSide ones :)

The first topic and one of the most serious DarkSide issues in our generation is the 3urfi Marriage where any 2 can just write a paper and keep a copy in a hypocrite way for just having sex (sorry for being blunt). It is the Quran (Al-baqara) which said that the Hypocrites will be in the lowest level in Hell (a3ozo Bellah). So even those who have a "western" boy-girl friend style are not as worse as those who are 3urfi married coz they are fooling themselves, the society, and think that they are "fooling" Allah.

I know that there are many reasons that have led to this situation including financial, economic, social, and religious awareness as well. But when you read the following part of a study, you will know why I decided to dedicate my first post about the DarkSide for it.

كشفت إحصائيات صادرة عن وزارة الشؤون الاجتماعية المصرية، النقاب عن وجود أكثر من 255 ألف طالب وطالبة في مصر متزوجون عرفيا. ويشكل هذا العدد نسبة تصل إلى 17 % من طلبة الجامعات في مصر، والبالغ عددهم 5.1 مليونا. وبحسب الإحصائية فان هناك 14 ألف طفل من مجهولي النسب هم نتاج هذا النوع من الزواج.

Continuing with this rate will not only be a problem but will be a catastrophe as it act as an avalanche that will swap many of the long-lived Egyptian characteristics along the way the least of which will be the family values.

Mohaly :(

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

295) Fawazeer Ramadan 16 - Society & Women!

16. Why does the Egyptian/Arab society treat men better than women although they are of equal importance in life?

Mohaly

Monday, October 1, 2007

294) Fawazeer Ramadan 15 - the 100 comments!

15. What was the post that I had to disable the comments function when it reached 100 comments? and do you have any further comment about it?

Mohaly

Sunday, September 30, 2007

293) The Bright Side of Egypt II - Moez Masoud

The first one I choose to shed light on, in this series, is Moez Masoud. If a picture is better than 1000 words, then a video is better than a million..

I know this guy since 7 years, and he has always impressed me in the way he thinks (in business @ that time) and now in life and religion. I will write about him again soon in-shaa-Allah.

Mohaly

Saturday, September 29, 2007

292) Europe Blue Card

Due to the fact that the European community is aging and they need skillful workforce, they decided to introduce the BLUE CARD (zayy el Green Card Keda) to attract skillful workforce and compete with the US.

Tab3an this is good news for those Egyptian who wanna live in Europe...

Emta ba2a I see Egypt as a temptation inshallah 7atta Black Card :)

Mohaly

EU legislators back plans for US-style `blue card' program
AP, STRASBOURG, FRANCE Friday, Sep 28, 2007, Page 6
EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed plans for an EU-wide work permit to attract skilled workers, to offset labor shortages in the 27-nation bloc and combat falling birth rates and demographic shifts.
A proposal to introduce an EU "blue card" -- inspired by the US Green Card -- is to be presented by the European Commission on Oct. 23. It aims to attract engineers, IT specialists and other highly qualified workers from Asia, Africa and Latin America, who currently prefer North America and Australia over Europe.

Friday, September 28, 2007

291) Fawazeer Ramadan 14 - Khaddam Gazmetek

Yesterday one of my very close friends got this message from someone called "Khaddam Gazmetek" on facebook, she was shocked and furious at the same time, and ended up reporting him to facebook.

هاى انا دكتور 28 سنه من القاهرة بدور على بنت للجواز بشرط انها تسيطر عليا و تتحكم فيا و تخلينى عبدها و زى الكلب تحت رجلها تضربتى و تشتمنى و تزلنى و تكون الكلمه و الامر ليها هى و انا مجرد عبد ليها و خدام تحت رجلها انفذ اوامرها و اوطى ابوس رجلها و تحسسنى ديما انها هى كل حاجه و انا مجرد كلب زليل تحت رجلها مقدرش اتحرك من غير امرها
لو تحبى فعلا انك تتحكمى فى راجل تسيطرى عليه و تزليه بجد انا مستعد للارتباط الجاد و مستعد اعيش عبد تحت رجدلك طول العمر

This is the most decent dictionary definition I found for Masochism: The deriving of pleasure (mostly sexually), or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated.

14. Did we reach the point that sadist and masochist are big enough to start expressing it publically? and if so, how to stop it before it starts turing to a lifestyle as it is in some parts of the western world?

Mohaly

Thursday, September 27, 2007

290) The Bright Side of Egypt - Part I

I was, am, and will be optimistic about the future of this country. I will keep on giving my thought, time, and effort for taking part in its positive change. For those who still have hope and working or even supporting us, I am dedicating a group of posts "The Bright Side of Egypt" about young Egyptians some of them are my friends, or I know personally, or I dont know at all. What is important is that we all share the same vision of developing this country and the whole Arab and Muslim communities in-shaa Allah...

One day, when everyone can clearly see the light, you will say, these people weren't kidding, they really believed in their duty as Egyptians and as Muslims to do a positive change even -as i always say- if we didn't see it in our life time.

I am listing the people -including myself- I know personally or I have worked with, who gave, and still giving a lot of their time and effort to make our community a better place in donya and even akhra. I am sure that there are 100s of us everywhere and some day - not far- we will make the difference.

Abdel Rahman
Ahmed Zahran
Ehab Abdou
Mahmoud El Hefnawy
Maggie Tawfik
Moez Mas3oud
Mohamed Aly (aka Mohaly)
Mohamed Yehia Fahmy
Nesrine Khaled
Sherif Saleh

and others to come ...

Anyone who has a success story or wanna post something about The bright side of Egypt, please email me at mohaly.mail@gmail.com

May Allah Bless us All,
Mohaly

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

289) Fawazeer Ramadan 13 - War against Iran!

13. Will the US take a military action against Iran during the remaining period of Bush presidency? & what will be its impact on Egypt?
(hopefully not)

Mohaly

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

288) Fawazeer Ramadan 12 - The Pediscope

12. Did anyone use this device before? If this "technology" is still in shops, would you use it?

Mohaly

Monday, September 24, 2007

287) Blog Audience/Target

Just a quick note..

This blog is talking to people who either want to develop or develop others; i.e. the upper ends in Moslow's hierarchy of needs (i.e. Self-Esteem & Actualization). If you are not looking for such stuff then you will not benefit from our discussions, but you are welcome to read and comment.

It seems that there are people who don't understand how to manage differences in thoughts and opinions as they start their discussion or mail by "wrong answer, or "lakad ganabak al Sawab" ...etc. and expect the other not to be provoked!

Sabah El fol :)
Mohaly

Sunday, September 23, 2007

286) Fawazeer Ramadan 11 - Emotional Stress!

Bona2an 3ala Talab EL gamaheer, I am oepning this issue for discussion...
I am quoting a comment from a blog reader (and editing some words):

Have you ever felt that you run away from emotions because you couldn't tolerate the stress of making a decision of commitment. After every time of failure, you say ok this will be the last time next time i 'll change my attitude, I'll be a good different person. However, nothing changes because the fear is always there.

11. Whether you feel this way or not, what is the right thing to do in your opinion?

Mohaly

Friday, September 21, 2007

283) Fawazeer Ramadan 9 - Surveillance Camera!


9. What is the role of the Surveillance Cameras in Egypt, and is it different than the rest of the world in order to look at and smile?!

Mohaly

282) Peace, One Day!





Today is the 6th International World Peace day!

Someday, I hope this world will live in peace when we realize that whatever priorities we have, we heading towards the same destination for the whole planet.

http://www.peaceoneday.org/home.aspx?band=hi

Mohaly

Thursday, September 20, 2007

281) Reverse Brain Drain countdown, WELCOME BACK :)

Tab3an you know how many times I have written asking Egyptian minds to come back and develop Egypt. This Article that I read today has just made my day :))))
P.S. Ma3lesh long article, but men nefsi :)
Mohaly

Economic Growth Attracts Handful of Egyptians Back From Dubai

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Mohamed el-Kashashy has the kind of business experience that could help drive Egypt's economy. During six years working in brand management and marketing, he has led focus groups in Nigeria and cut business deals in Iran.

Until recently, however, el-Kashashy, like many other talented Egyptians, was sitting in an office in Dubai -- a flesh and blood example of the "brain drain" to booming Gulf economies that has afflicted Egypt for so many years.

This year, however, el-Kashashy, 28, took a small step toward reversing the trend. Attracted by the recent growth of certain sectors of the Egyptian economy, he moved back home to take a job with an international media company in Cairo.
"Egypt is on the verge of an economic boom," el-Kashashy said.

He is not alone in his optimism.
Heba el-Gabaly, a Harvard Business School graduate who worked for McKinsey & Co. in Dubai, also recently returned to Egypt to work for a financial services firm and rear her children closer to friends and family.
She said four of her 10 close Egyptian friends in Dubai also decided to come home -- mostly to jobs in financial services, consulting or telecommunications.
"The whole region is growing, and Egyptian businesses, especially financial services, are able to tap into the entire region," said el-Gabaly.

Although exact numbers are not tracked, the return of a trickle of well-trained Egyptians is a significant development for a country that ranks second to last among the world's emerging economies in keeping talented people from leaving, according to a 2006 report by the World Economic Forum.

Their return represents a small vote of confidence in Egypt's economic future and could provide local businesses with the skills necessary to take operations to the next level. That, in turn, could set the stage for sustained growth in a country where lack of opportunity helps fuel extremism.

Dr. Nihal el-Megharbel, a senior economist with the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, said recent gross domestic product growth near 7 percent has indeed expanded opportunities for well-educated Egyptians -- who used to rely on places like Dubai for higher salaries and standards of living.

But she stressed that most of Egypt's people have seen no benefit at all from the trend, and continue to look to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries as their only economic hope.

"It will take some time for the trickle-down effect," she said.
Nearly three million Egyptians are believed to be living and working abroad, and remittances sent home every year are among the highest in the world, totaling more than $3 billion in 2006, according to the World Bank.

Reham Mansour, director of the career development office at Cairo University, said many students not educated at elite Egyptian institutions like the American University in Cairo still struggle to find jobs at home.

Many of them view Dubai, the business center of the Persian Gulf and home to about 80,000 Egyptians, as the most attractive alternative.
"If you give them the same opportunities, they would want to work here. But if you give them a better job, bigger salary, they would travel to Dubai," she said.

Prospects for well-paying jobs in Egypt are best in telecommunications, financial services and consulting. Many other sectors are less dynamic. And unofficial estimates put the country's unemployment rate at 15 to 25 percent, roughly twice the official rate.
Nevertheless, a growing number of well-educated young Egyptians believe the economic reforms undertaken by the current government have significantly improved the country's business environment.

The pace of reform increased markedly with the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif in July 2004. Since then, the government has reduced income tax rates and customs duties and has begun the difficult process of reforming the banking sector by restructuring non-performing loans and privatizing state banks.

With the help of high oil prices and a surge in tourism revenue, those reforms have pushed the economy to ever-higher levels of GDP growth, reaching 6.8 percent in the fiscal year that ended in June 2006 and 7.1 percent during fiscal 2007.

The government estimates that Egypt's economy needs to grow by at least 6 percent a year to create enough jobs for the 600,000 people who enter the labor market every year.
Motazmagdy Negmeldin, a Cairo University engineering student, said most of his friends still dream of going to Dubai, Europe or the United States to earn higher salaries.
But with the economy growing, Negmeldin said he does not plan to leave.

"Together, we can make something of this country"

280) Fawazeer Ramadan 8 - El Nos Na2l !


8. What (& Why) is the one to the extreme left doing?!!
Mohaly

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

279) Fawazeer Ramadan 7 - Cairo Traffic!

7. Is Cairo Traffic intentionally super clogged in Ramadan? & Why?

Mohaly


http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=5077737986

Thanks to "Kabbar Dema3'ak" for sharing it with us..

278) Borg GIZA el Mayel!!


Ma7adesh A7san Men 7ad!! They have Borg PISA el Mayel, and we have Borg GIZA el Mayel ;)
Mohaly

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

277) Fawazeer Ramadan 6 - Next President!

6. Who is the next president of Egypt?

Mohaly

276) How will Egypt Survive?

Couple of days ago in the weekend I was reading a long article about an expat's view about Cairo. There is a part where the writer is wondering how will Egypt survive all what it is facing inside and outside. I thought I should share it with this blog audience to discuss.

Mohaly

Dr. Raymond William Baker, Trinity College

How, one wonders, will Egypt survive? Once the lead society for the whole Arab world, Egypt is now bereft of much of the intellectual and social weight it had enjoyed throughout the modern period and very little is left of its political influence.

“Political life in Egypt,” pronounced one moderate Islamist public figure, “is clinically dead and awaiting burial.” To be sure, the regime is stage managing a multitude of proposed constitutional amendments but the whole process appears aimed simply in preserving and extending the dictatorship.

The economy, we are told by the business class and their American friends, is doing just fine. But for whom: the business elite have a stranglehold on the economy that has gone beyond corruption, compressing the middle class and the impoverishing the masses. Ordinary Egyptians are exhausted. All of their efforts go into survival with little time for family or friends.

But what I have always loved most in Egypt is the unwarranted optimism, guileless generosity of spirit, and sheer joy for living that are the enduring characteristics of the Egyptian people. And there are still such moments: You feel it politically when Kefaya brings together political currents across the spectrum, from the Brothers to the Marxist left – all part of the Egyptian family as Naguib Mahfuz painted them in his classic trilogy. You sense it when the centrist Islamist al Wasat Party continues to develop its ideas and grows in influence in Egyptian civil society as an embodiment of democracy within Islam – despite a decade of official obstacles and impediments. But the immediate future seems to offer little more than prolonged immoblism and sterility.

Monday, September 17, 2007

275) Fawazeer Ramadan 5 - WCs!


5. Why do we need an official opening for a WC!!! and Can anyone explain the design in the bottom picture?!
-
Mohaly

Sunday, September 16, 2007

274) Tribute to 3amo Fouad!

This day last year, we lost one of the best actors in the Arab World in all eras, El Ostazz or 3amo Fouad or Fouad El Mohandes. He was a great icon of respect, dedication, and fun on stage theatre, TV& Radio, in addition to some of the hilarious 60s movies with soul-mate Shwekar.

He was born on 6 September 1924 in Cairo. He was a son of a linguist named Zaki el-Mohandes, the Dean of the Faculty of Dar Al Oloom and a member of the Arabic language Academy of Cairo. He was my grandpa classmate and used to sit closely as they were both named Fouad (like the King of Egypt when they were born).

Fouad el-Mohandess was an amateur actor when he was young. Inspired by the plays of comedian Naguib Al Rehani during his study at the Faculty of Commerce, el-Mohandess decided to pursue a career in drama. He joined a group named Sa'a li Qalbak during its early run. In 1954, he starred in his first motion picture, Bent El Giran for Mahmud Thul-Fuqqar. However, he returned to acting as a minor character for about ten years afterwards.
The 1960s were el-Muhandes' golden age. He made some successful plays such as El-Sekerteir El-Fanni, Sayydati El-Gameela, and Hawwa' El-Sa'aa 12.Later in his career, his interest shifted back to theater, working in plays like Innaha Haqqan Aa'ila Muhtarama. At the time, he also presented a radio show called Kilmitein Wi-Bas, which was broadcast daily for years (was a great 5 mins show..just to the point).
Fouad El Mohandes was a student of Naguib El Rihani and a mentor for Adel Emam. Although Adel Emam is el za3eem and Naguib El Rihani was a GREAT actor, still Fouad El Mohandes El Ostazz who was loved by everyone.
He used to star in 3amo Fouad Fawazeer that was great in mid-80s (we were very sad when then replaced it with geddo Abdo) and again during whole 90s.

Fouad el-Mohandes died on 16 September 2006, 10 days after his 82nd birthday & a month after his life-time friend Madbouli died...Allah Yer7amo.

Mohaly
Sources: Personal, Wikipedia, Microfann.

273) Fawazeer Ramadan 4 - Login Time!

4. What is the best time to login to the net & read Blogs?

Mohaly

272) Momken Net3araf!!

Yesterday I had a meeting at 10pm for the MILE organization (I am its Egypt team leader), el mohem... While I was there with my friend Sherif (Establisher) who came from UAE for just 2 days for our meetings, we suddenly found my mobile asking me if i can accept a bluetooth message from "TOTA.TOTI". I definitely rejected (waste of time, virus,..etc reasons).

Less than a min, same message appeared on my and Sherif's mobile as well..we ignored and continued the meeting...5 mins later Sherif got the message again, so he decided to accept and see...surprisingly we found message saying "momken ne3araf ;)" ...so we laughed and said meen el ray2a el fadya di (hopefully el ray2a mesh el raye2!) ....

5 mins later we got another message "ana 3ayaza ashoufak!" at this moment there were only 3 girls in cilantro and it was obvious that it was one of them specially she was starring at us all the time.. We couln't turn the bluetooth off coz we needed it.

We just ignored the whole thing and moved on with our meeting till they left. I cant believe the girls attitude, and specially in Ramadan....Feen el 7aya?

Mohaly

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

269) Fawazeer Ramadan 1 - Loves you!

1. How can you know that someone loves you?

Mohaly

P.S. The Fawazeer may be daily or not depends on the time, we mafeesh gawayez :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

268) To Forgivness!!!

To the one who challenged my mind,

Thanks a lot for appearing in my virtual life..
Thank you for showing me what I don't see..
But please, don't go because of the differences...
We both need it to understand....
To support...
To continue..
Someday, Someway, we gonna do it..
and see our vision come true..
Just have the confidence and the faith..

Mohaly

267) RAMADAN, The Best Balance!

Dear blog readers & visitors,
I wish you a very blessed RAMADAN, may Allah bestow his mercy and forgiveness during this holy month.
I see Ramadan as a perfect opportunity for training and balancing our lives:

Spiritually: Praying, Quran, & Fasting.

Mentally: Working Early and more time to think and plan.

Physically: Eating less, organize eating time, some daily exercise.

Emotionally: Friends, Family, helping others.

Believe me if you managed to lead Ramadan in this way, you will get the best out of it not only in Ramadan but as a threshold for the rest of the year.
May Allah bless you all..

Mohaly

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

266) Arabs Months ... Unite!!

The west has the right to consider us idiots as we cannot agree on the start of Ramadan and hence Qadr night after 1428 years!!!

El Ra7ma, there are very accurate mathematical and astronomical sciences that can calcuate exactly when we start and end instaed of the confusion that happenes every year.

P.S> Saudi Arabia decided to see the Crescent on the 28th instead of the 29th...why? coz the "dought that they have seen Sha3ban one right 28 days ago!!!"

Ya Muslmeen el Ra7ma!

Mohaly

265) September 11th Anniversay - Who Won?!

Today marks 6 years (was a Tuesday as well) since September 11th attacks in 2001. About 3,000 people died in such awful acts, but the question is, FOR WHAT?

Who won, who is the one who benefit most from these terrible attacks?

Definitely not the Arabs...and not Bin Laden....yeb2a fadel meeeen ya 7elween?!!
Tab3an George W Bush, he is the only winner (he wouldnt have been elected for a 2nd term aslan), he used the american people's sorrow and bitterness in launching a war against terrorism that totally failed. It ends up with people hating America after admiring it, Americans having less freedom than before, and people like Bin Laden are still free and doing what they want!!

Mohaly

Monday, September 10, 2007

264) MEMORIES::: 3ala Bali!!

This song....one of the best songs that were ever composed about Egypt & Egyptians.... every time I hear it, i can feel my tears clustering in my eyes...I just LOVE it, and love my elder colleague Aida El Ayoubi, she was a sincere singer and is missed in the current mess of "modern Arabic music!".

I used to love the song since I was in high school/early college, but now I love it more because it just simplifies my vision regarding my country...Masr!

3ala bali......3ala bali
7abibi..3ala bali
3ala bali...3ala bali
Ebn Baladi 3ala bali

La ya Masri La La
La we 2alf La
Tohgor Baladak wetsebna
BALADAK BEEK AWALA

Leih Tohgorna we 2albak ye2sa
Leih Teb3ed we 7abaibak Tensa
Leeeeeeeih, yabn baladi Leeeeih!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

263) A Role Model $31 Billion Guy!!

I got a great email about the vision and life of Warren Buffet, and I think it is important to share it with this blog audience coz it is in the core of its theme...Enjoy and try to make use of it..
Mohaly


There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:
كانت هناك مقابلة استغرقت ساعة زمن على قناة السي ان بي سي الامريكية مع ثاني اغنى رجل في العالم "وورين بفت " والذي تبرع بمبلغ 31 بليون دولار من ثروته لأمور خيرية ، وهنا بعض من مظاهر حياته وفيها دروس للاستفادة وخصوصا لأاصحاب النفوذ والملايين في بلاد المسلمين :
1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
اشترى اول سهم مالي عندما كان عمره 11 سنة ، والآن يأسف بأنه ابتدأ متأخر جدا !!!
2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.

اشترى مزرعة صغيرة في سن الرابعة عشرة من ادخاره في توزيع الجرائد اليومية !!!

3. He still lives in the same small 3-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He
says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.

لازال يقيم في نفس بيته الصغير المكون من ثلاث غرف في وسط بلدة اوماها ، والذي اشتراه عقب زواجه قبل 50 عام. ويقول بأن لديه كل مايحتاجه في ذلك المنزل والذي لايوجد به جدار خارجي او سور .

4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
اعتاد ان يقود سيارته بنفسه حيثما يريد وهو لايوجد لديه سائق او رجال امن يحرسونه .
5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
لم يسافر ابدا بطائرة خاصه بالرغم من انه يملك اكبر شركة طيران خاصة بالعالم
6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO's only two rules. Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder's money. Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.
تملك شركته 63 شركة وكل مايفعله هو كتابة رساله واحده سنويا للتنفيذيين في تلك الشركات يحدد لهم الاهداف للسنة. لم يعقد ابدا اجتماعات او يجري مكالمات انتظامية . قاعدتان فقط يعطيها لاولئك المسؤولين. القاعدة الاولى: لاتفرط ابدا في شريكك المالي ، والقاعدة الثانيه: لاتنسى ابدا القاعدة الاولى.
7. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some popcorn and watch Television.
لايشارك اجتماعيا مع حشـود المجتمع الراقي . كان فيما مضى من عمره بعد العودة لمنزله يعمل لنفسه الفشار ويشاهد التلفاز.
8. Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

بل غيتس ، اغنى رجل في العالم، قابله لأول مره قبل خمس سنوات ولم يكن يتوقع بوجود شيء مشترك بينه وبين وورن بفت، لذلك حدد المقابلة بنصف ساعة فقط. ولكن عندما قابله، استمرت المقابله لعشر ساعات ومن يومها اصبح بل غيتس شديد التعلق بوورن بفت .
9. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

وورن بفت لايحمل الهاتف الجوال ولا وجود للكمبيوتر على طاولته
His advice to young people: " Stay away from credit cards" and invest in yourself and Remember:

نصيحته للشباب " ابتعد عن البطاقات الائتمانية " واستثمر في ذاتك وتذكر الآتي:

A. Money doesn't create man but it is the man who created money.
المال لايصنع الرجل بل الرجل هو الذي يصنع المال
B. Live your life as simple as you are.
عش حياتك بكل بساطة وعفوية
C. Don't do what others say, just listen to them, but do what you feel good.
لاتفعل مايقوله الآخرون ، فقط استمع اليهم ولكن اعمل ماتراه حسنا.
D. Don't go on brand names; just wear those things in which u feel comfortable.
لاتنجرف وراء الاسماء التجاريه، البس تلك الاشياء التي تشعر معها بالارتياح
E. Don't waste your money on unnecessary things; just spend them on who are really in need, rather.
لاتضيع نقودك في الاشياء الغير ضروريه، فقط انفقهم على المحتاجين حقيقة.
F. After all it's your life then " why do we give a chance to others to rule our lives."
اجمالا، هي حياتك ، فلماذا نعطي الاخرين الفرصة ليحكموا معيشتنا.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

262) Islamic Banking....Is it a big Myth?!

I don't like people who manipulate others and use their need to benefit while selling them the same thing in a different name....I'd categorize cigarettes and Islamic divisions in banks in the same category of fooling people and selling them something else that they advertise or claim...

From sources inside the admin of Islamic banks, the money of the Islamic division and other divisions end up all to the same destination whether investment in projects or loans. It just have a different front end for marketing purpose and attracting more segments from the market to increase their market share and profitability.

And if it is really an Islamic division, why do we allow other non-Islamic transactions and legalize it!! My opinion....it is a big myth!

P.S. I am not against something being Islamic, but against fooling people.

Mohaly

Friday, September 7, 2007

261) Cairo My Love - Part III: The establishment

As mentioned in part I, & II the history of the Cairo urban area began as early as the Roman period. During the Pharaonic (3000-332 BC) and Greek (332-30 BC) eras of Egyptian history there was no town or city in the heart of what is now the Cairo area, although twenty miles to the southwest stood the great pharaonic capital of Memphis and its temples to the creatorgod Ptah, while to the northeast (located in what is now the Matariya section of Cairo) stood ancient Heliopolis, the great cult center to the sun-god Ra.

But in the Roman period there was a powerful fortified town, Babylon, on the east bank of the Nile River opposite the southern tip of Roda. This fortress was located at the strategic heart of Egypt, the dividing line between Lower (Northern) Egypt and Upper (Southern) Egypt; it also dominated the principal ford along the length of the Nile, for most caravans and armies moving east-to-west or west-to-east across Egypt skirted the edges of the Delta and made use of Roda Island as a crossing-point. The remains of the fortress of Babylon are situated in the modern Cairo region known as "Old Cairo," and it was to this site that the Arab came when they entered the country in 640 AD.

After the fall of the fortress, the Arab commander, Amr bin al-3as, chose to make the camp-city which his army had established just north of Babylon his capital. This camp-city, "al- Fustat," soon supplanted Alexandria as the demographic and economic center of Egypt, and from 700 to 1100 AD it flourished and became one of the great cities of the Mediterranean world.

But in 969 AD a dynasty centered in North Africa, the Fatimids, conquered Egypt and established a new palace city for themselves along the edge of the desert two miles northeast of Fustat; the site stood a mile-and-a-half due east of the Nile and was separated from the river by a band of swamps and lakes. The new city was "al-Qahira"Cairo: the "Victorious City"and It did not take long before the population of Fustat, attracted by the patronage available in the new royal residence, abandoned the older city and settled in the new one. By 1100 Cairo had supplanted Fustat as Egypt's most important city.

Indeed, from 1100 to 1500 Cairo can claim to have been the grandest and most splendid city in the Western world. Throughout this era its physical dimensions never exceeded five square kilometers (three square miles), and its population was never greater than 750,000 souls. However, such a total was as large or as that of any city in Europe before 1800.

Ref: Marcopedia, Wikipedia, The Ancient City

260) The Wii Revolution

First time to play Wii was yesterday where we had a Wii tournament after work for Spot Local team in Hurghada....it was amazing!!

For the first time you really feel that it is a productive game where you move and feel tired, and really feel the heat of the game!!

I woke up with a sore arm after playing boxing anf Golf for the first time in my life, and feels as if I am doing it in reality!

Anyway, try Wii.com for more info and it is not very expensive for the quality and value (about 2500 LE and getting cheaper every day).
Mohaly .. iiiiii ;)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

259) Harawa2 El G men gher makabbar el D!!

Although I really like Ahmed Mekky so much but I totally disagree to take his famous motto -(as haytham) Kabbar el D and rawa2 el G - into reality..

I cant imagine having any vision or trying to do any development in this country if I and everyone kabbarna el Demagh and just left life to pass by without any positive contribution..

I would say the best way for my satisfaction and (2arawa2 el Gomgoma) is NOT to akkabr el D!

Mohaly

258) Tree in the Sea :))


Sob7an Allah!

Mohaly

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

257) Silly Questions that need Wise Answers!!

What are we doing?
What are we waiting for?
Why?
When?
How?

Do you know?
Are you sure?
really?!!!

Mohaly

256) RedSea..I Love It


Everytime I am in the redsea for work or pleasure, i feel like i am in an osais in the middle of the desert of life.

Mohaly

Monday, September 3, 2007

255) Strategic Love !!

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. (That is what I call Strategic Thinking, Mohaly)
Allan K. Chalmers


If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough. (That is what I call Strategic Vision, Mohaly)
Ann Landers

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (That is what I call Strategic Love, Mohaly)

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishing. (That is what I call Strategic Failure, Mohaly)
Anais Nin
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Life is too busy, but there is always time for love, isnt it?!!
Mohaly

Sunday, September 2, 2007

254) MEMORIES::: Old TV ads

Do you remember that every year or 2 there was 1 model doing all that ads like Mervat Mongy, Nesreen, Naila El Farouky, Yasmine Abdel Aziz....etc.
Do you remember the SUPER ADS of Tarek Nour that were 7adeeth el madina and we sing it together in Ramadan!

Do you remember Ma7moud, eih da ya Ma7moud....Kabnoury Alamoyoum...Gebt EL melabes men kovarteena...ageeb gehazy meneen, men 3abd el re7im Amr......masr lel ta2meen ya 3am amin before every single fazoura!....3abad el shams seella for Galal Zaki, the longest commercial TV ad ever (100 seconds)....el hanem el 7amra....shay el 3arousa....Edeeny Frankee Samy....wana wana a7eb el 3askary....and tab3an e3lanat Kareema Mokhtar :)

P.S> you have to be born in the 70s or at least very early 80s to remember...

Mohaly

253) Mubarak & the Silly Rumors!!

Why don't we stop wasting time in rumors that can waste tons of hours like Mubarak's death...

Once we arrived in Cairo they said Mubarak died, of course I laughed coz the airport wont look like that or people will act like that if he died.

Again today "garayed el mo3arda talking" about his death or countdown!!
What will we gain when we waste time thinking and getting into modes of panic?! It wont change anything...If he died, I am sure that there are many scenarios to keep things under control, and If he didn't, then why are we wasting our time on a rumor?!!!!

Mohaly

Saturday, September 1, 2007

252) Honna Al Kahira - Cairo From Above!


Everytime I am back in the daylight, I wonder why does Cairo look like that from above, unlike all cities where you can clearly see green areas, planned routes, water, parks, and landmarks, Cairo seems to have been dyed in a dusty ugly color... take a look at Nasr City from the plane, amazing!!
Mohaly

251) The Closed Loop!

Back from Qatar at last...

Guys, if you think Cairo is hot in summer, be my guest and try Qatar!!

Midnight and you still cant open the window....i stayed the WHOLE week in the room!!! Even if I went out there is nothing to do except 3 malls without extra-ordinary outlets or landmarks...

As my friends living there say it is all about the money... "In Qatar, El Felous zayy el Matar"...
Imagine the fresh Qatari graduate takes at least 7 times the fresh (AUC) graduate in Egypt!

Anyway when I met my friends who are living there, there was always this discussion about should we stay in Egypt and develop it or should we leave till it is better, and if we left how will it be better without the good people who left...it is a closed loop that needs to be broken!!

Mohaly

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

250) May Allah bless my late friends souls

A shocking news while I am away in Qatar...My old colleague Reem Abaza has passed away in a terrible accident. I am loosing at least a friend or relative every year in these damn accidents.


May Allah bless her soul...


Mohaly - Qatar.

Friday, August 24, 2007

249) Avoid Poor Time Management!


  • Don’t give fine details too much attention

  • Don’t prefer routine tasks over major projects

  • Don’t get involved in too many things at once

  • Don’t anticipate and magnify problems

  • Don’t Stick without deviation to a sacred routine

  • Don’t have discontented, demotivated colleagues

Mohaly

248) FUN:::Tab Ezzay!!!



Tab Gat Ezzay especially the 1st one!!!!!
Mohaly

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

247) Killing Me Softly in Cairo!

In a recent report, Cairo topped the world cities as being the MOST POLLUTED CITY in the whole world...I really cried coz this city doesnt deserve what we are doing, it doesnt deserve both its ignorant and arrogant inhabitants who turned it from one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL and DESIRED cities in the 2nd half of 19th century to what we have now...

Mohaly (very sad)


Cairo’s air pollution crisis has had a major impact on the health of its inhabitants and the environment. This problem is unfortunately endemic of many megacities of the third world. Air quality in Cairo has been reaching dangerous levels of lead, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and suspended particulate matter concentrations due to decades of unregulated car emissions, urban industrial operations, and chaff and trash burning. Cairo’s geography and climate exacerbate these human sources of pollution. The level of air pollution in Cairo ranges from 10 to 100 times higher than the standards set by the World Health Organization. The Egyptian government, with the continued help of foreign nations, has begun to impose air quality standards among the relevant industries and instill a sense of accountability among its citizens.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

246) Marriage in the 21st century!!

My friend Aly has written the following note, and I have commented below...I wanted to share it with you coz i see it worth discussing...

Since i get so many personal questions asking "why i didn't get married yet ?" , I decided to write this note. I am going to post my personal opinion about relations; anti opinions are most welcomed. A reminder that is just a general opinion nothing personal for me or any of my friends !!! To start with, nowadays, many relations end up to be unsuccessful either before marriage or after. No offense, in most of the cases i feel the blame comes from the girl's side. I would classify girls into four different categories:1) Girls that are after money rather than real love although they are already living in a good standard (for me those r z cheapest kind) ....the main concern of that kind of girls is to marry a rich guy that could provide a nice comfortable life. That kind of girl tries to trap a rich guy to marry her , and on the other hand , the rich guy tries to trap her for SEX .......the relation is clear : he puts money to get what he wants and she tries hard not to give him what he wants until after marriage .......but where is z love .....not found of course !!! If he succeed in getting what he wants z relations ends up in a short period; however, if she succeeds the relation ends up after marriage which is more disaster. The end result is well expected because the relation was built on wrong basis from z beginning ( such relations are good example of prostitution on a higher level ) the guy thinks about it with a total sexual perspective……..I want her for sex if I can’t have her before than I will after ……..the girl thinks about it in a financial perspective……..I want a nice comfortable secure life with a rich guy …….no darling that is a false secure life !!!! P.S. Girls of that kind have a very demanding personality 2) Girls that have a main aim to just get married to a nice guy to have family. In that case, girls look for marriage regardless of love ……that kind of girls are mainly the non outgoing ones ……mostly they get married through arranged family or friends gathering …… I believe that is a 50 : 50 kind of marriage because normally it takes almost a year or year and half in an engagement process and stuff like that ……they don’t get to know each other well enough !!! As early mentioned, girls that are non outgoing or girls that are in the late 20s and early thirties tend to use this way. Again, here love is not a main factor; so successful marriage is not fully guaranteed as well!!! 3) Here comes the third kind …..this kind holds the majority of the high level society …..girls who r really well educated, smart, represent able and good looking ; they are really good fish to catch but their main problem is they think they r too good!!! This kind of girls look for fun and if love comes through the way it is ok if not then life is all about fun fun fun !!! That kind of girls are the outgoing ones with loads of life experience since they get too many guys around who try to approach …….the problem is they start to like it that way …….no commitment, guys are trying to approach, having fun life ..so why bother to be committed to just one guy unless he is too good ………and since the girl thinks she is already too good then it is too hard for her to see that too good guy as well although many of them are around !!! Girls in that case wait wait wait until they reach the thirties and then shift to case 2 (arranged marriage) ……Later on , they discover that they already lost good opportunities of good guys when the girl was in the mid twenties !!!4) The final category is the moderate girls which are very rare to find these days ……that kind of girls are similar to the ones in Case 3 except for the fact that if a guy takes a step or a couple of steps forward and they find out that he is a nice guy ….they also tend to give a chance to know z guy ……in other words, they move a step forward as well…….this kind of girls when they love someone they truly love …….That kind of girls are mostly found in south Europe …..also u can find them here in Egypt but they are not that much !!! For that kind of girls, as long as love exists and the guy is good in bed ……..and life is going smooth then they r really satisfied and thankful !!! they truly know the meaning of a man cuz z relation was based on love to start with !!! ……..My advise to Case 3 try to think positive before it is too late …..Hope it was not a boring note and as I mentioned earlier it is just about opinions …..ofcourse there is problems in guys as well !!! I would try to post it in another note later on ………to all my friends feel free to post yr opinions :)

My comment:
oh...i guess marriage in the 21st century is one of the major problems...it is unfair to categorize girls without counter categorization of guys who are moderate, greedy, just fooling around....etc as well.
I see marriage is a partnership that should be based on a common vision even if the partners follow different approaches. I mean if we both see the same mission, goals, and values in our marriage and the result of our union is bigger than the sum of each of us alone, then we are a perfect match even if we have different ways of reaching the goals, it is actually even better to have these differences to enrich the relation.
Whether you are a guy or a girl, the biggest mistake is to get married for the sake of getting married...u wont be able to sustain the marriage at one point or another coz u dont have the driving vision.
I am really longing to start a family, but if i dont find the right girl who share with me my vision and values, then i will not get married!
Mohaly