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

Monday, May 31, 2010

692) Challenging Yourself - Episode 1 !

"It is an irony of life that satisfaction and security are the enemies of excellence."

While I was preparing to start a new series about the previous sentence and continue talking about changing our minds, I found my friend & Blog reader Mai posting a great video for one of the reputable Egyptians; Wael El Fakharany, about the "Discomfort of the Comfort Zone". So I decided to share the Video with you and add to it how to get out of your comfort zone.

I have -more or less- made choices close to what Wael did in my life. After having a reputable post, being engaged with a multinational company, having a good salary, I decided to leave all that and work independetly. My family was against me, everyone was wondering about me leaving this warm area, the dream of every man, some people even told be that is "battar 3ala el Ne3ma (not accepting God's blessing)". Actually this didnt stop me, but made me wanting to challenge them and myself more. And now after 5 years, the same people are congratulating me and saying that I was  right, and wondering how did I manage to do all that and match between teaching at AUC, corporate training, consulting, writing, and travelling. It wasnt, isnt, and wont be easy. I will tell you a secret, that is not the end, I am still midway through, and when I done, khalas, next chapter of my life will start EVEN if from scratch.
The thing I may bet Wael for is being the happiest one with his job, I am in love with my job to the extent that I didnt get married "3ashan mageblehash dorra"; just kidding.
By the way, it doesnt have to be the colon, it can be any irritation in the body :)

So in the next 4 Episodes I will be talking about how to move from the comfort zone covering the following:
1. Preparing Yourself.
2. Pushing Yourself & Others.
3. Dealing with Success.
4. Adjourning Yourself.

P.S> Special thanks to Wael El Fakharany for the session, and Mai for the link.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

691) Would you change your mind?!

Do you feel sometimes that you were wrong and you shouldn't have done so and so if you changed your mind...Some other times it is the opposite, and you regret changing your mind...
So my questions are:
Should we change our minds?
What can make you change your mind? & Why?

P.S. Before I write this post, I wanted to write something about an important sexual issue, but I "Changed My Mind" ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

690) "They Call it Freedom of Speech" !

Yesterday one of my dearest friends (Ammawy) was wondering about the following:

"When they see an attack against Blacks, they call it racism. When they see an attack against Jews, they call it anti-Semitism. When they see an attack against women, they call it male domination. When they see an attack against homosexuality, they call it intolerance. When they see an attack against a religious sect they call it hate. But when they attack "Arabs or Muslims" they call it freedom of speech!!!!!''

The subject grasped my attention, and I asked myself is this because we are really bad, or we are really weak, or we are a threat or the west just cant stand us?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

689) Whoever God prefers, Mubarak prefers !!

-Mubarak In Rome May 2010-

Last week President Mubarak has enjoyed visiting his favourite place outside Egypt "Italy" after he fully recovered from the surgery ( I really hope that this visit's agenda was mainly to take Italy into our side in the Nile Valley conflict specially that it has big influence in Ethiopia).

What I have noticed in the press conference following his meeting with the Italian PM is that he was taken by a question of who will be his successor. He surprisingly answered: ‘Whoever God prefers, I prefer’... tayeb we malo, wa ne3ma Bellah!. However, at the end of the press conference (documented in Ahram coverage) he said that he and Berlusconi will be opening the Italian University in Egypt in 2017 (he will be about 90), and the Italian PM (who will be about 80) didn't oppose that. This means that God prefers meen ya Welad? 

da7na neb2a ba2ar ya ged3an law sebna el ragel dah yo7kom!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

688) Are you Rich enough?!

I have lately been exposed to extreme differences in salaries scales where I know people (Employees in Cairo) who earn 50K per month, and others of the same age and years of experience who don't exceed 4 or 5K. The weird thing that both of them don't consider themselves rich although of one of them is earning 10 times the other.

That brought me to the following question:
How to know if you are rich or not?
Is it by the amount of money your earn, or the amount of money you spend, or if you have supportive friends, and family, or is it a state of mind regardless of what you own?

Are you rich enough?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

687) Women ... Oh Women!

Oh .. Women!

Are you really from the same material man is made of? Are you all aslan from the same material? I don't think so. I think that Women are sooo sophisticated to the extent that every woman can be an independent species of her own (ma3 el e3tizar le 2abou el leef who sees that all women are the same). Women are not the same, they may share common laws, standards, interests, but each woman is a unique case, and that is the BEAUTY OF THEM.

Men, admit it, we do love women, with all the stuff that makes us crazy, we love them, and will always do.... :)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

686) Egyptian Humiliation; Feeling Like Home !

I don't think what has happened/is happening to the Egyptians in the last couple of years is a coincidence...

In Khartoum: We was beaten by the Algerians in the streets.
In Darfour: Our peacekeepers were killed.
In Sinai: Our Guards are shot on monthly basis now.
In Saudi Arabia: Our citizens are humiliated.
In Kuwait: We were kicked off the country.
In UAE: We were laid off.
In Algeria: We were poisoned, and our investments are threatened.
In Lebanon: An Egyptian was ... I can even describe what happened.
In Iraq: Our Ambassador was killed.
In Quds: Our Foreign Minister was beaten by shoes.
In Germany: We were killed (Marwa El Sherbini).
In Italy & USA: We were busted and thrown into jails.
In Nile Valley: We were rejected.
In the Mid. and Red Seas: We simply drowned.
In Egypt: We are beaten, rapped, humiliated, killed (on physical and psychological levels),...etc.

It seems that other people want to make us feel home ...

The weird thing that I feel guilty not ashamed... May be because I dont know what to do to stop this snowball of humiliation. It is really hard when you love the country and hate it at the same time.

This country needs a complete revolution and a very soon one as well.

7aga Te7azen Begad :(

Saturday, May 8, 2010

685) "Miss Egypt" kamam we kaman !

100 posts ago (post 585), I have written about the controversial Miss Egypt. It has been getting hits and comments till today. So I though of following up with a Video of her latest "contributions & competitions". Here you are, belhana wel shefa!

P.S. For those who are experts in such competitions, why is she walking like that?!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

684) Ekhtarnah ... Ah Yana Ah !!!

Since today is President's Mubarak's 82nd Birthday, I thought of sharing this with you..

Just listen with attention to the words till the end ...
Hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing WITH TEARS!

بعض المقتطفات:
إخترناه و بايعناه و إحنا معاه إن شاء الله !
قولنا و قالو و طول بالو مأفلش لكاتب جورنالو
مسمعناش عن حد أزاه
كله صراحة و ذوق و سماحة و يحل المشكلة بالراحة

و الحتة الجامدة بجد:
لا بيخدعنا و لا يطمعنا بكلام إنشا مالهوش معنى
و لا يوعندنا غير بجهودنا هى الهنا و الغنى و الجاه
مش متكبر ولا متجبر هادى و أبسط خلق الله!!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

683) The EyeBrow Divorce!

This is about a woman in Saudi Arabia who got divorced because she insisted to trim her eyebrow!

I just can't believe it!!!!!

سعودية تطلب الطلاق بسبب فتوى تحريم (تهذيب الحواجب)

القاهرة - قرر زوجان في المدينة المنورة الانفصال عن بعضهما عقب 3 أعوام من الارتباط، إثر خلاف فقهي نشب بينهما، تمحور حول نتف الحواجب أو ما يعرف ب"النمص".
وذكرت صحيفة "عكاظ" الأحد أن الزوجة تقدمت بطلب طلاق إلى المحكمة، عندما فشلت محاولاتها في إقناع زوجها برأي بعض العلماء، الذين أباحوا "نمص الحواجب"، فيما كان الزوج متمسكا برأي آخر معارض لها.
من جهتها، حولت المحكمة العامة في المدينة المنورة القضية إلى مجلس صلح لتقريب وجهات نظر الزوجين، بيد أن كل طرف تمسك برأيه، ما أدى إلى إنهاء العلاقة الزوجية وحصول الزوجة على صك الطلاق.