-------- "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

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?


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!


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

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
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?
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?

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.


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!


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."