-------- "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

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