Monday, December 31, 2007
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 :)
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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!
Friday, December 28, 2007
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
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,
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
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.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
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!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
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".
Thursday, December 6, 2007
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!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
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
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I am sharing it below, but wanna know your opinion..
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!!
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Responsibilities: Ruling a small crazy country
Benefits : Whatever you can get
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Note: No Need to be Lebanese''
This is what what the beautiful country of Lebanon has reached today!!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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.
za3lan 2awy :(
Monday, November 19, 2007
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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
Sunday, November 11, 2007
ya3nee hayeb2a el zamalkaweya, wel esma3alaweya, wel tawansa, wel 7akam, we kaman howa 3aleena!!!
Bardo...Beep Beep Ahly :))
Thursday, November 8, 2007
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
"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."
Tab why are we wasting time and effort and akeed money in doing such act, mayeksab bel tazkeya!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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 :)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
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.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
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!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Him: Havent anyone told you that you have beautiful eyes.
Him: I have never met someone as kind, lovely, and beautiful as you!
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!
and then the typical marriage story where they forget all about the broken records, and be more concerned about broken arms, legs, heads...etc!!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
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,
P.S. Thanks Embee for the video!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Hope you are all feeling good, or at least better than me :)
Saturday, October 13, 2007
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 :)))
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Rabena yedeena gamee3an el se7a wal satr, we ye2adarnah 3ala khal3 Mubarak :)
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.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
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.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
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 :)
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
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?
Thursday, September 27, 2007
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.
Mahmoud El Hefnawy
Mohamed Aly (aka Mohaly)
Mohamed Yehia Fahmy
and others to come ...
Anyone who has a success story or wanna post something about The bright side of Egypt, please email me at email@example.com
May Allah Bless us All,
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
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 :)
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
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.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
P.S. Ma3lesh long article, but men nefsi :)
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"
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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
Sunday, September 16, 2007
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?
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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....
Someday, Someway, we gonna do it..
and see our vision come true..
Just have the confidence and the faith..
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
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!
Who won, who is the one who benefit most from these terrible attacks?
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!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
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
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
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
Friday, September 7, 2007
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
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
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)
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)
Life is too busy, but there is always time for love, isnt it?!!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
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...
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?!!!!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
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!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
- 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
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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 :)
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!