Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The book covers social, cultural, political, and mainly economic aspects and changes that happened during this period and its roots since the Egyptian Kingdom era. I really recommend this book if you are interested in Socio-Economic issues, or just interested to try to understand the Mubarak's era as a whole.
Ibrahim Essa on the other hand didn't miss the occasion, and published a hypothetical novel "Death of the Big Man" about a president who died in office after 30 years or ruling ;) If you like sarcasm, you will like it!
Anyway, I personally believe that one can't really judge an era unless it is over, and I don't think we are over with Mubarak's era yet. Wala heya over wana mesh wakhed Bali?
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Aiwa ana gaban..
I am afraid of having a new relationship...
I am afraid of failure...
I am afraid of rejection...
I am afraid of not being fair...
I am afraid of boredom...
I am afraid of loosing time..
I am afraid of the overall experience...
I am afraid of the past...
I am afraid of the future...
I am afraid of regret...
I am afraid of everything....
BUT I am NOT afraid of HER ...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This E3terafat is dedicated to me, yes, I am dedicating it to myself. I have loads and loads of stuff inside, and I can't hold it anymore. I wanna get rid of all what keeps me of enjoying my life. I work hard, love the people, and want everyone to be happy, why the hell I live in sadness! I owe it to myself.... The main notion that dominates me in this series is that "To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did".
I just hope that I am not bothering you with too personal stuff, but it is my personal blog bardo, so hatesta7melouni, I guess ;)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Is there life outside planet earth?
This issue may be of no interest to Egyptians, as it is common that people here believe that it is against our beliefs and religion. Actually, it is one of the hundred things that we take for granted.
But simply if we knew that there are millions of billions of stars out there in the universe, millions of which are just like our sun, and thousands of which has planets like earth., Why isn't it possible then to accept the possibility of life in one of these planets. In July 2008, scientist already discovered water in the soil of mars (wa khalakna men al ma2 kol shay2en 7ayy).
Don't tell me religion, because God said in Quran that He has created what we know and what we don't know about, and there is no verse in the whole Quran that is assertive about we are the only ones in the universe.
May be the only two extra terrestrial life examples that scientist haven't discovered yet is the "3ashwa2eyat" & "government palaces" in Egypt because both of them are definitely not living on earth!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
After second thoughts, and instead of escaping, I told myself that It is Valentine's day, and singles have the right to enjoy it too, there is a brightside there for us ...Whether you choose to have other single people over to celebrate by playing these one-of-a-kind singles games, or whether you prefer to soak in the glory of being single on your own, the goal is simply to make the Valentine's day on Saturday your day!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, and a "Habby Falantim" as I hear it in the streets ;)
Some Tips from the Net:
GO TO A MOVIE... ALONE.
There's just something about seeing a movie when most people are not even thinking about what's on at the movies! Every holiday... this is where you'll find us.
TAKE A ROADTRIP.
Get out & about and explore some unknown territory in your car. If it's warm enough, roll the windows down (or put the top down), crank the tunes, and go wherever the road leads you. You have no destination. You have no obligations today. You are free to roam the great outdoors and just enjoy the day... alone. (Want some extra adventure?... rent your dream vehicle (like a Jeep or a motorcycle) for the day!
TAKE A BIKE RIDE.
You'll become rejuvenated and feel like a kid again pedaling around the neighborhood. Don't want anyone you know to see you?... Then stick your bike in the car and motor on over to the nearest park. There, you can pedal (or wobble) to your heart's content, take in the sights, stop and smell the roses, and even burn a few calories at the same time.
TRY SOMETHING NEW.
Some fun newactivities to consider:
Yoga... there's nothing like it for making you feel great in a short amount of time -- with very little effort on your part!
Parasailing... most are surpised to learn that this is such a mindless, effortless, no-skill-required kind of activity. You sit. They drive the boat. They add some slack to the rope attached to the harness you're sitting in. And you rise above it all. All the while, taking in some of the most beautiful sites around.
COOK UP SOMETHING INTERESTING... LITERALLY.
Whether you're handy in the kitchen or not, find a recipe (either an old family favorite, or one you dig up online), take a trip to the store and purchase all of the necessary ingredients. (Don't forget to splurge on some special pre-made dessert that's to die for!) Rush home to work your magic.
TAKE SOME PICTURES.
Hopefully, you'll feel compelled to get outdoors and photograph places that mean something to you, or some common local sights (people window-shopping downtown, kids playing at the park, animals at the zoo). If that's not motivating you, then consider these unique ways to use a digital camera. Either way, spending the day sharpening up your photography skills will surely yield some satisfying results at the day's end.
PURSUE YOUR PASSION (Mohaly's choice)
Whatever it is that you are passionate about in life -- be it a particular hobby, travel, craft projects, charitable acts, etc. -- use this day to make great strides by just doing that today. This is also known as drowning yourself in productivity... or pursuing those things that you are passionate about. As long as it's something you are completely driven to succeed at, then you will still be having FUN while accomplishing great things at the same time.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I couldn't find better than this quote by Woody Allen to describe what I think about the love dilemma!
"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer.
To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
- Woody Allen,
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
What is it like to live like an Egyptian?
Actually to answer this question, we need to define first WHO is the Egyptian?
1. Is he/she the one who lives in a villa in a Cairo suburb, spending summer between Europe and Marina, and winter between Sokhna and Sharm? The one whose first language is English or French, and Arabic comes second and may be last!
2. or the Egyptian is the one who works hard and collect money in order to have part or his/her dreams achieved while looking every now and then upto the people in no.1 and trying not to envy them?
3. or the one who is a mix of the first two and trying to help the rest to have a better life?
4. or he is the one who left everything and went to work or live abroad building up hopes to lead a better life when he returns if he will ever return.
5. or he is the one who can't get any proper education, health services, basic stuff, and is struggling to fulfil his basic needs, and has a mix of contradicting feelings of envy, hate, satisfaction, love, patience, hope, and depression!!!
6. or the one who can sell him/herself to whoever will pay, and acts as a Human Mall who may sell his thoughts, effort, body, anything just for money or tips?!
If we want to define who is an Egyptian, how should we choose?!!!! & who?!...
(Wondering if he is an Egyptian?!)