-------- "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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

740) The Manslator !!

My 100th and Last post this year will be about relationships, I am writing it while I am alone in the middle of the desert. I will share with you a video about a great device that if invented in real will really result in real World Peace, at least Domestic World Peace. I'd pay up to $10000 for such device.



Wishing you all a happy new year and more understanding without the need for aiding devices!

Mohaly

Signing Off 2010.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

739) Hegab Nos Kom !


This picture was taken in Hurghada. While I was editing the original bigger picture, I realized this lady in the background, and couldn't help wondering "why the scarf?". For the million time, I am not against the right of women to wear Hegab, but such images I really can't comprehend or understand !!!!

Mohaly
P.S. there is another clearer picture but the lady's face was appearing, and hence I didn't post it for the respect of her anonymity.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

738) Shik ... Shak ... Shok !

Once upon a time there was Mr."Shik" who was heading a country for looong years.. one day he decided to run for the zillion's term, so Magles el "Shak" decided to nominate him, only him, and none but him (so help us God). Magles el"Shak" called for elections where people of "Shok" voted for their beloved leader "Shik" to "run" their country till further notice, and since then this country's nick name has become "Shik, Shak, Shok" with national anthem carrying the same name (listen to it here).

Of course the previous paragraph is purely imaginary and "doesn't ever" happen in reality! For example, in 2005 presidential elections, the last thing I could have imagined is to have President Mubarak running for 2011 elections. The question is: should I be prepared to see President Mubarak running for 2017 elections?

Before you say: "no way", note that on the day this picture was taken (in Italy) Muabark said he will be inagurating -along with Berlescony- the Italian Univeristy in Egypt in 2017.


In your dreams Mr.Mubarak ...


Mohaly

Saturday, December 18, 2010

737) Teeshink Angeleesh (Teaching English) !

Continuing with our discussion about Education (see last post 736), let's see a sample of our most important education phase..the elementary school teaching methodology. This sample is from a 6th grade English language class (although taught in Arabic). Let's see it together and then discuss.
Mohaly

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

736) Changing Education Paradigms !

Contintuing my call for change in our educational and career attitudes (ref last post 735), I am sharing with you this video regarding current education systems and how they may be efficient but not effective. Of course, the current education in Egypt is neither efficient nor effective.
Mohaly

Thursday, December 9, 2010

735) What it takes for Career Breaks!

I wonder why do many employees in Egypt insist on joining or at least contracting for a new job before quitting their old job. I see the decision of quitting an old job has nothing to do with joining another one. It is like someone waiting to hook up with a new wife in order to divorce his old wife! 
If you cant take it anymore and can afford yourself for a while, why don't you get a career break to stop and see where are you heading and adjust your path to what serves your vision.
career break is a period of time out from employment. Traditionally, this was for mothers to raise children, but it is now used for people taking time out of their career for personal development and/or professional development.
A career break is usually between one month and one year and is adopted by many employees in Europe and the US. Sometimes you stop to think, sometimes you stop to learn & explore, and sometimes you stop to rest... I think everyone should experience a career break every 5 years specially if he/she can financially afford it....What do you think about that?
You can check here if you are interested (this is not an ad).
Mohaly
P.S. Happy New Hijri Year by the way :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

734) E3terafat Mohaly Part 4::: Noor aka Tooti !!!

I didnt know people can experience heart breaking in different forms other than the typical man-woman relationship.

After more than 4 months of experiencing fatherhood with my lovely niece "Noor", she left back to Jeddah a week ago. I feel awful, awkward, and hollow. Living with her made me feel that I have something much bigger than career to live for.. everyday I used to finish my work as early as possible to comeback and have my prize.. 1 or 2 hours of playing, laughter, even crying and fighting.. 

I even miss the days that I worked from home and lost a lot of time for babysitting her, but was enjoying wasting my time for the first time... I miss the minute she wakes up and asks for food especially if were alone at home and I go and prepare food for her (sometimes I mix up completely wrong ingredients, but it worked). I miss that every single thing I eat or drink, she had to come running and ask for a bite or a sip. I miss buying her stuff that makes her happy and teaching her new tricks (that can drive her mum crazy sometimes) -see the picture to the left for her wearing H-dabbour wig-.

I even miss watching very silly stuff on TV that makes her happy, I even memorized songs that I hate but make her smile.
I have always loved and adored children, but living with one is an experience that you are not the same person after it ends. I will be counting the days & hours till she comes on a short visit (hopefully in 1500 hours).

Please God, help me make the right choice and marry a lovely woman and have lovely kids like Noor.

God Bless all our children :))

Mohaly

Monday, November 29, 2010

733) Wa7ed ... Etneen ... Baladna Ra7et Feen?!

Since I see this whole fuss about the Egyptian Parliament elections is just a big fat joke... I'd like to share this small clip from an old egyptian movie produced in the 80s (Al Bedaya) where it shows how the Autocratic leader is telling his people about democracy and how do they react..
Mohaly

Thursday, November 25, 2010

732) Communicate before it is too late !

Communication is THE most important aspect in the success or failure of any relationship. It is a real pity when both parties like each other and they have to break up because they can't smoothly communicate. It is not an easy decision but it is inevitable.
Please don't ruin your relationship with lack or mis-communication.

Mohaly 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

731) Personal ::: The Cocoon !



It is weird when you feel that you are like a worm turning into butterfly trying to get out from a cocoon. I am passing through this feeling nowadays... I went away alone for the past couple of days to help myself through it, but I guess I still need more time to realize the momentum and impact of this change...!!!
Mohaly

Monday, November 15, 2010

730) Being Positive: Smile in Eid :)

Smile Graphic #33

Smile... It is Eid Time :)
Mohaly

 عندما تستيقظ من النوم ابتسم واشكر الله على نعمة البقاء ‏..
 عندما تتوجه إلى العمل.. ابتسم فالبعض لا يعمل ويتمنى التواجد مكانك
عندما تتذكر بعض الضغوط التي مررت بها ... ابتسم لأنها مضت  ..
عندما تمر بموقف صعب .. ابتسم لأنك تملك رباً عظيما تستطيع اللجوء إليه في أي وقت ..
عندما تفشل في تجربة معينة .. ابتسم فقد يكفيك شرف المحاولة ‏.. والتعلم
عندما يجرحك شخص عزيزا عليك .. ابتسم فهناك العديد من الأشخاص من يحاول يداوي جروحك ..
عندما يظلمك من حولك .. ابتسم لأنك لم تظلم أحدا يوما
عندما تعرف إن فلانا من الناس لا يحبك .. ابتسم فهناك العديد من الأشخاص الذين يحبونك ويتمنون لك السعادة ..
أنت من تملك حياتك وأنت من تعيشها فبإرادتك أن تجعلها جنة صغيرة سعيدة وبإرادتك أن تجعها سوداء مليئة بالأحزان .. فلك الخيار لتختار

وابتسم لأنك تملك الخيار الصحيح 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

729) 3alam Wara2 !

Isn't it Ironic that your whole life is just about some pieces of paper .....


A Birth Certificate shows that we were born... 
A Death Certificate shows that we died... 
and Pictures show that we lived !!


Mohaly

Saturday, November 6, 2010

728) Money, Energy & Time !

Money, Energy, & Time are 3 major components in the success and achievement of our goals. We try to have them together, but there is always something missing in each stage of your life:


School age: You Have Time + Energy, & No Money
Working Age: You Have Money + Energy, & No Time
Old age: You Have Time + Money, but no Energy



You'd better make the best of the components that you already have or else you will end up losing in all the stages.

Mohaly

Sunday, October 31, 2010

727) House Wife ... Get a Life !

I wonder why do some women consider their husbands literally everything in their lives. Their whole life starts and ends with and at their men! I am not against house-wives but against the woman who doesn't have anything in her life but her man..

I think the wife should share, help, please... her man, but she should have her own activities (other than house duties) whether as at work or just for fun. I think this is even better for the man who will not be taking her for granted, and it will boost her self-confidence.

One of my female friends was telling me that she has to be involved in everything in her husband's life so that he wont be used to doing anything alone!!! Why, this makes men trapped and gets an opposite effect.

To all house-wives... Would you get a life?

What do you think?

Mohaly

Monday, October 25, 2010

726) Waiting for "Life" ..... Waiting for"ever" !

Two Friends went to fish
One of them got a big fish and put it in his bag and got up to leave ..
The other asked him: Where are you going?! ..
He replied: Home, this big fish is enough for me 
Second person: Wait to catch more & bigger fish..
First person: Why should I do that?! ..
Second person .. When you catch more fish then you can sell more
First person: Why should I do that? ..
Second person: to get more money ..
First person: Why should I do that? ..
Second person: to save and increase your savings in the bank ..
First person: Why should I do that? ..
Second person: to become rich ..
First person: What shall I do with wealth?!
Second person: when you grow old you can enjoy your time with your children and your wife
First person: This is exactly what I'm doing now. I do not want to postpone it till I grow old!

Enjoy what you have now, don't wait for tomorrow or next year in order to enjoy life... In each stage of your life you will have challenges, setbacks, and success in one of the different aspects of life.. it is a whole package that you have to get its best and overcome its worst in every stage...

If you waited till you are secured to start enjoying life..... You will never do!

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

725) Rushing Your Life ::: A Matter of Perception !

A beautiful Email I got, and I wanna share it with you and know your opinion
Mohaly

In Washington DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 60 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.
About 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
At 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
At 10 minutes:A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.
At 45 minutes:The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.
 
 No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a Stradivarius violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

 This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the DC Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.
Watch Video Here
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Questions:
1)In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
2)Do we recognise talent in an unexpected context?
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One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: 
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . .


How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
Mohaly

Thursday, October 14, 2010

724) The Road to Hell & the Good Intensions!

The Road to Hell is paved with Good Intensions..1855 H. G. Bohn

I remember this quote everytime I read about something Dr.Ahmed Zaky Badr does or says. This man is saying a lot of stuff that makes good sense and really need to be implemented to save our sinking and stinking Educational "System". However, everytime he decides upon changing it, he chooses the worst tactic that just lead to more and more problems.

Some quick examples:
Teachers and Students have to be attending school from first to last day.... For sure, but The Schools have to be clean, fixed, and equipped first in order to make this happen... Why do you start by the result and leave the cause.
Teachers and Students should use the school book and syllabus to study and train... Of course, but when the school book is well prepared, organized, understood, ...etc as some of the external books do, then you can prohibit the use of them and only use the school book (i'd rather call reference book).
Teachers should not be delivering private lessons...Can't agree more, but do people have a real option, do they have reasonable class sizes, enough teachers, do teachers get tempting salaries...etc?

What I wanna say is that if he only focused on the infrastructure of the Educational System for the next 2 years, it will automatically develop, people will be less resistant to change, and your job will be much easier than in implementing your development strategies, but I am afraid that after couple of years from now all what we remember is your continuous fights and appearance in all sorts of media.

Education is our Nation's most serious challenge and a double-sided weapon that can be the reason for our development OR our mass destruction in the near future.

Mohaly

Saturday, October 9, 2010

723) Muslim ... Mase7y ... Egyptian!

I really don't understand the silly discussions regarding Muslims and Christians that are taking part in all sorts of media during the last couple of months.

I think there are some major stuff regarding life, principals, morals...etc that has to do with our everyday life that are common in both religions and that is the most important thing. Co-existence and our relations have no contradiction with what came in both religions.

Our differences come about major stuff as well, but stuff that has nothing to do with the present life, it is either about what happened in the past or what will happen in the afterlife. In both cases we shouldn’t waste our time about it coz both followers (Muslims & Christians) won’t change their believes, and even if they did, it won’t matter in such case.
Jesus was crucified or not, who will go to heaven, will he come back to fight with or against Muslims... all of these issues don't affect our current life and having major disputes and even fights about it doesn't benefit anyone.

We do both agree about the main values in life, ethics, morals, we look alike, talk alike, and have common history and common destiny. This should drive us both to unite in order to save ourselves and our country from its long setback and don't take into further drops... None of us benefit from what is happening, only common enemies do.

I do like my Christian friends and colleagues -actually the girl I liked the most in my life was Christian- and I don't know a reason of hating them or considering them different in any form. Or as my dear friend Ehaab Abdo sings: "Muslim...Mase7y... Ana Masry".

We are both Egyptians, and we both own and will live this land till the end of life...Other than that, we won't have a country to fight about in the first place!

Mohaly

Sunday, October 3, 2010

722) El Gama3a ::: Drama or Reality?!

Have you watched el Gama3a series in Ramadan?
What do you think about it?
Did it reflect a real image of one of the important groups in Egypt?
Was it fair or biased?

Actually I enjoyed the drama work, the acting, directing..etc and I see it was trying to reflect a balanced image (except that the part regarding Amn El Dawla was not realistic at all, they are not as angelic as they were shown). I also liked the non-expected ending focusing on the regret of Hassan El Banna for drifting into politics instead of focusing on religion only. May be it is a message for the current Ikhwan who is playing politics as far as it gets.

I personally don't beleibe in Ikwan's ideology or methodology, but I think such topic/series worth discussion specially that we are heading into a very hot year on the political level. Ikwan whether we like them or not are an effective part in the Egyptian politics, and can't be just ignored by fooling ourselves and saying "El Mahzoura - The prohibited". 

The quote I liked the most and I think it summarizes it all was said by Ezzat El Alaily: "Our government causes the suffering & pain of the people, political parties and ikhwan gamble with it, while no one really cares about the welfare of the people."

Mohaly

Monday, September 27, 2010

721) Arabs Money .... Down the Drain !!


Arabs should be entitled for the World Records in consumption, with distinction regarding how silly the fields of consumption are. I will just be mentioning selected numbers from the non-periodical reports of Arab World Consumptions, and briefly commenting..although sometimes I feel that there is no comment, but I will leave that to you to decide...

Outcome of monthly cellular SMS messages that appear on the bar at the bottom of the screen of Arab satellite channels in the downlink convergence (8) million dollars

The cost of producing video clips of Arab songs is (16) billion dollars per year

Total annual income of domestic servants is Arab (35) billion dollars ! or approximately (3) billion dollars a month!! 

Total spending by the Arab Women on beauty products in a single year is (2) billion dollars (1.5 billion share of Gulf women!

Total spending by all the Arab countries on scientific research is (1.7) billion dollars annually, representing (0.3%) only of the gross national product
For comparison: in France, 2.7%, Sweden 2.9%, Japan 3% (ie, 10 times as much Arab countries combined), In Israel, 4.7% according to figures from UNESCO for the year 2004)!

The number of illiterates in the Arab world is more than the (100) million,  this means that one of every 3 Arabs can not read or write!!!  And for those who spend their money on books: The average number of books read by an American per year (11) books, and European (7) BooksThe Arab in a single year does not exceed a quarter page 
!!!!!!!

P.S. Thank God that the report did not mention how much do Arabs spend on prostitutes and sex escorts.

Mohaly

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

720) Being Positive ::: Yes We Can... Save Lives !

Accidents in Egypt specially Cairo has reached a scary limit. We are loosing thousands of lives each year most of which are young people. I lost my dear cousin in an accident, and some of my friends too.. May be it is not the first time I talk about this but it is dramatically increasing and I think we must be working in parallel with the government (if they do anything about it aslan) to size it down.

For example, the driving licence requires a test but it is a fake one. Why don't we make sure that we really can drive before driving not for the sake of issuing the license but for the sake of our and others safety.

Why don't we teach our younger siblings and kids to respect the ambulance and stop to the nearest right when we hear its alarm.

Why don't we exert some more effort and have some patience to cross the street from its intersections and when the traffic light is red (now the new monitored lights are really respected by cars).

Why don't we drive on the right when we are moving slowly so that we don't get hit by someone driving fast on the left lane?

Why don't we stop holding the mobile with one hand and driving with the other?

Why don't we place the children in the back seats?

And many other stuff that we can do without a need for regulation or law, even if this will make a 10% difference, it is enough to motivate us to do it, we are talking about lives here...

I still miss my cousin and I wanna be a reason for saving someone else's cousin..

Mohaly

Saturday, September 18, 2010

719) El E7sas El 3asry Lel Ensan El Masry !!

I am Egyptian ...

Ana Masry ...

What do you feel when you say that?

In other words Law Sa2ltak Enta Masry te2oli eih?

Do you feel Proud? ... Challenged? .... Frustrated? .... Worried?....or you simply don't care? or even worse you are Ashamed?

I am personally having a mix of all these feelings..
Proud of the ability to survive all these years and all these challenges
Challenged to make any difference
Frustrated coz I can't see any real development
Worried about the future and our kids
Don't care about the fictional democracy and meaningless speeches
and Ashamed of what we have become in &  to the world.

Am I being Pessimistic? or I am just as Realistic as it gets and dreaming of a major change coming soon !!

Mohaly

Monday, September 13, 2010

M.O.H.@.L.Y.I.©.S ::: Choose Your Topics !

I hope you had a nice time off in Eid.. :)

I am currently planning to continue the 5 Episodes Series "Challenging Yourself" that I have started before Ramadan, in addition to some of the suggestions I had from couple of the blog readers and followers.

I thought before doing that to take your opinion and know what you wanna read about..

So Would you kindly comment (in this post) stating the 3 topics you wanna discuss and read about during the coming period?

The topics should be within the scope of community and personal development (covering political, social (relationships), economic, technological and cultural aspects).

Mohaly

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

718) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Ruling Egypt !

We all know that President Mubarak was ruling Egypt in the turn of the 21st century & the 3rd Millennium.
El Fazoura: can you identify who was ruling Egypt in the turn of the last Century, and last Millennium?

-20th Century (1901)
- Turn of the Millennium (1001) 

Bonus: Who will be ruling in 2101 ;)

Mohaly

Sunday, September 5, 2010

717) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Peace Ya Man !

Ahhhh, 3amaleyet el salam, saba7 el fol !!!




El Fazoura: Can you spot the "differences" and "similarities" in these 2 photos of the peace process direct negotiations (in the 90s and 10s).


P.S> Tab3an one of the similarities doesn't change abadan ;)


Mohaly

Thursday, September 2, 2010

716) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Number C !

El Fazoura: Where does the letter "C" appear in the spelling of the numerical figures (One, Two, Three...etc)?
Mohaly

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

715) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Monsieur Mubarak !

President Mubarak has started yesterday his 57th visit to France in 29 years, which means that he is visiting France on an average of 6 months since he came to power in 1981 (the average frequency is every 3 months in the last 3 years).




El Fazoura: Are we going to be part of France? If not, why does our "beloved" president visit France that frequent. If it is even for tourism kan zamano zehe2!!


Mohaly

Sunday, August 29, 2010

714) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Home Parking !



There are lots of weird stuff you can  see everyday in the Egyptian streets, but I don't think you can see this picture everyday..


EL Fazoura: 
1) How did this car get there?
2) Is it a new way of parking  (like in 5th element movie)?


Best Regards,
Mohamed

Thursday, August 26, 2010

713) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Bloggers & Marriage!

I have noticed (after some research) that many of the good bloggers in Egypt are not married, and this has nothing to do with age or gender. Many of them are busy and successful al-hamdullah and even well known (like Marwa Rakha, and Ghada Abdelall) ... What is it with Bloggers and Marriage in Egypt?!


El Fazoura: 
Why are the majority of the good Egyptian bloggers (men and women) not married yet?


Mohaly


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

712) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: Politics and God !!!

I cant believe that the oldest Governor in Egypt who has been there for 20 years is saying that! Having Electricity and water cut-offs is a good thing because it increases Allah's forgivness in this holy month and it is a direct message to use them wisley!


تكرار انقطاع المياه وأزمات الكهرباء وارتفاع الأسعار، تضاعف من ثواب الصائم، وعفو الله على المواطنين، هكذا وصف المستشار عدلي حسين، محافظ القليوبية، ما يحدث للمواطنين في الفترة الأخيرة، معتبرًا أن أزمات المياه بأنها "إنذار إلهي للمصريين يستوجب ترشيد الاستهلاك في ظل خلافات دول حوض النيل، والتي تسعى للانتقاص من حصة مصر التي تكفي بالكاد".


What happened to our government, earlier this year, president mubarak said that whoever God choses to be his successor, he will be satisfied with that choice, and now a senior Governor says that what is happening with our infrastructure is a warning sign and road for forgiveness from God!!!


El Fazoura: I thought that this government didnt like to mix relegion with politics, and was fighting that everywhere. I am wondering if they are changing their mind, or they are mixing it now in the worst possible way to be a proof that mixing it won't be of a benefit !!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

711) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: The Stolen Painting?

A Van Gogh painting worth an estimated $55 million was stolen from a Cairo museum on Saturday and after reporting it had been recovered, the state news agency quoted a minister as saying it was still missing.


El Fazoura: Who stole it? & Why did they report finding it if they didn't?
(please don't tell me Karim Abdel Aziz and Maged El Kedwani stole it and it is hidden in Hanan Tork's Red Wedding dress ;)
Mohaly

Friday, August 20, 2010

710) Fawazeer Ramadan ::: E.G.Y.P.T !

If EGYPT was an abbreviation, what would have it stood for?

E    for ....
G   for ....
Y   for ....
P   for ....
T   for ....

Mohaly

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

709) Fawazeer Ramadan - Kahraba !

Why do we have irregular electricity cut-off in Ramadan? and if it is necessary, why dont they schedule it instead of the daily loss of equipment and data?

Just a small paragraph about the only case when they cut off electricity in UK because the user didn't pay the bill, read and respect...

Cut-Off Process Information

The basic process is that if you don’t pay a bill, the electricity supplier will give you 28 days between sending a bill and sending a notice to disconnect you. They must then wait at least seven days before coming in to perform the cut-off. That basically gives you only five weeks between receiving a bill and being cut off.

In reality these dates are minimum figures and it's very rare that anyone would be cut off in that short a period of time. After all, the energy companies would rather have money coming in from a customer than a cut-off customer who then pays nothing. 


Compare this to what is said here in Egypt for people who fully pay their bills: Click Here


I really wanna know the answer.
 Mohaly

Monday, August 16, 2010

708) Real Fawazeer; Living in Egypt !

Blog reader Reem was asking me about Fawazeer Ramadan that I used to post every year on Moh@lyics.
Actually I wasnt ready to start it yet, but I have read this on one of my very dear friends page, and thought it is a real fazoura in Egypt/


"We live in a Country Where Pizza reaches home faster than an Ambulance. Where U get a Car Loan @ 8% but an Education Loan @ 12%. Where Rice costs 40LE, but Sim cards cost nothing, Footwears that we wear, are sold in AC showrooms but vegetables that we eat are sold on the pavement..Where we make Lemon Juice with artificialflavours and dish washing fluids with pure lemon". Mohamed El Ammawy.


It is a real fazoura!
Mohaly

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

707) A Day-Use in Moroor !

Yesterday I went to renew my car's lisence. Al Hamduallah, it just took... the whole morning, you can say I had a day-use !

I really dont know why the hell all this info is not saved as data in a pc and connected through network!!


- Why do I have to go to another place and suburb to get/pay my tickets?
- Why do I have to run in the street after someone called Alaa beih to get my plates?
- Why do I have to go to the cashier 3 times, why not pay everything once and for all?
- Why do I have to go to the head officer to fix wrong info after the license is issued? and they have a revision department!!

Anyway it is over, we Kol Sana wenta tayeb ya basha (as everyone used to tell me yesterday)...

Mohaly
P.S. I have to renew the ID next year :((((

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

706) Personal ::: Aslaha Betefre2 .. Lel2asaf !



For the last couple of weeks, the lyrics of Amr Diab's new single song Alsaha Betefre2 (It Makes such a difference) is sooooo much nagging into my mind... The song is about the need and difference made by the presence of a woman in a man's life. The last words I just cant forget...

Aslaha betefre2 men wa7da lewa7da
(it makes a difference from a woman to another) 
Fe Wa7hda betensaha bewa7da
(there is a woman whom you forget through another woman)
we Fe Wa7da Mabtetnseeh...
(and there is a woman whom you can't ever forget)

What happened to me, I thought I have passed this stage and deep need... It seems that I was fooling myself...mennak lelah ya Amr Diab!

Mohaly
(In Romantic Mode)

Monday, August 2, 2010

705) Bety we Bey2oul Betoh !!

I cant believe it has been already 20 years for the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait. I remember it very well, I was 15 years old then but was interested in politics. I do consider the 2nd of August 90 along with the 5th of June 76 the two main dates that contribute to the fall of the Arabs in contemporary history.


I categorize them with dates like the ivasion of Baghada by Mongols in the 13th century or the fall of the Anadlus in the 15th century...

Kuwait had heavily funded the 8-year-long Iraqi war against Iran. By the time the war ended, Iraq was not in a financial position to repay the $14 billion it borrowed from Kuwait to finance its war. Iraq argued that the war had prevented the rise of Iranian influence in the Arab World. However, Kuwait's reluctance to pardon the debt created strains in the relationship between the two Arab countries. During late 1989, several official meetings were held between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi leaders but they were unable to break the deadlock between the two.

Such day really brings bad memories, and it was a start of 10 years of me doughting the ideology of having one Arab World that ended up by forgetting about completely by year 2001.

Mohaly