-------- "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

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

805) The Egyptian Rower !!

At the end of this long year, I thought a lot about writing a long article, but after re-thinking, I decided to share with you this short story about how do we manage our teams and accordingly our countries, and would leave the commenting to you ...




There was a rowing competition between an Egyptian Team and a Japanese Team. Each boat had 9 people on it. At the end of the race, the Japanese team was found winning while the Arab Team was far left behind.. When the analysis was done, it was found out that the Japanese team had the following structure:
- 1 Boat Manager
- 8 Rowers
While the Egyptian Team had the following:
- 8 Boat Managers
- 1 Rower


The Egyptian Team didn't surrender and decided on a restructure. They now have 1 boat manager like the Japanese Team. In the 2nd round of the competition the Japanese team was still found winning with a huge gap like the 1st round .. When they analyized the results they found that the structure was as follows:
Japanese Team:
-1 Boat Manager
- 8 Rowers
Egyptian Team:
- 1 Boat General Manager
- 3 Deputy Managers
- 4 Assistant Managers
- 1 Rower

Accordingly the Egyptian Team had a meeting to see what went wrong and punish the responsible, and the end of the meeting they decided to fire ..... The Rower!!

P.S. Any resemblance between the GM and the SCAF, or the Managers and the Political Parties, or the Rower and the Egyptian Revolts is not a pure coincidence.

Wish you and Egypt a Happy New Calm Effective Peaceful Year where the Rower can actually Row.

Mohaly

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

804) Ya Layta El Ray2es Y3oodo Yawoman !!



يا ليت المخلوع يعود يوما ... فأخبره بما فعله السكاف بى


و لا يوم من أيامك يا "بابا مبارك" .. كنا مرتاحين من الحرية و الكرامة و الحاجات المتعبة دى ... شوية "عيال" محدش عارف يلمهم يخلوك تمشى؟  .... مش عارفيين نأنتخ و نتلهى فى المسلسلات و الكورة زى زمان ... و لا نركز فى القضايا الكبيرة زى مين اللى رمى الطوبة على أتوبيس الجزائر و هروب الحضرى و إزاى تخلى البنات تحبك .... فين أيام التحرش فى العيد و دينا و سعد الصغير ... فين أيام الإعتصامات اللى كانت بتهز الدنيا و فيها 500 واحد بحالهم على سلم نقابة الصحفيين ... فين أيام البانجو مع خالد سعيد و الويسكى مع أبو الفتوح و البودرة فى سيراميك..     أبو العنين ... فين طلعت زكريا و غادة عبد الرازق؟ فين السحابة السودا؟

أيام ما كان الشعب طريقه واحد -صفر  .... تقول موافقون ، يرد موافقة (حتى لو مردش يرده موافقه) .... كنا كلنا يا إما حزب وطنى يا إما حزب كنبة .. كنا إسم عارفين مين رئيسنا الجاى و إسم أمه كمان ... و عجلة الإنتاج كانت مفرقعة ... و الإخوان فى السجن و السلفيين فى الجامع و المسيحيين فى الكنيسة و المثقفين فى الحظيرة و شنبو فى المصيدة..

 كنا و إحنا بتنعشى نغنى إخترناه و بايعناه .. دلوقتى نقف بال4 ساعات عشان ننتخب و إيدينا تتوسخ كمان ... كنا مفخدين و ما كنش بيفرق معانا 1000 يموتوا فى عبارة و لا 100 يتحرقوا فى قطر .. دولوقتى الدنيا تتقلب عشان واحد عينه راحت .... كنا بنرشى أجدعها عسكرى ... كنا منعرفش المجلس العسكرى .. دلوقتى إحنا "بنموت"  فى بعض ... كنا عندنا مجلس السرور و مجلس الشريف و مجلس المحلى ... دلوقتى عندنا "قعر مجلس" ... كان فيه "كتائب العادلى" بيرموا علينا قنبلة كل سنة يموت فيها 20 واحد بس  .. دلوقتى كل شهر "الفوتوشوب القاتل" بيموت ال 20 دول غير اللى بيتعوروا غير اللى بيتسحلوا غير اللى بيتعروا غير اللى بيتنقطنوا  من السكاف زى مانا منقوط لدرجة إنى قعدت و كتبت البوست ده... 
إحنا أسفين يا سوزان .. ع أبوكو كلكو
Mohaly
ملاحظة: المقالة دى هدفها السخرية من الوضع الحالى ... فى ستين داهيه يا مبارك

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

803) Naguib & Mahfouz !


This week Egypt and the whole Arab world are celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest Arab and global novelists and a Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz..

Naguib Mahfouz had a great impact on the development of the modern story in the Arab literature. On the personal level, I find Naguib Mahfouz in the long stories, and Yusuf Edress in the short ones, are the most prominent figures who have always impressed me enough to read. I am more of books and researches reader than novels, but I couldnt resist the intimate world Mahfouz gets me in ... he had this ability to make me feel like I am the director of a movie and can just see all the actors and tools right infront of me. May be that is why I like Mahfouz's novels much more than the movies version.

The weird thing is that till today there are still people who attack Naguib Mahfouz not for his literature or flow, or any artistic issue, but just for the sake of attacking... I don't think it is even worth commenting on what they said ... At the end, history and people will always remember Naguib and forget his attackers as he was "Naguib" (smart) enough to ignore them, and "Mahfouz" (protected) from their evil even when they tried to kill him.

Mohaly

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

802) From Kleptocracy To Theocracy !!


I think this image can say it all ... and actually I don't have much more to say than what I said in my article right after the referendum in March (Open Post 767) ... as the circumstances, attitudes, behaviours, and even mistakes are still the same..

Away from the panic attack liberals and pro-civil country are passing through, we need to see the real political threat here ... I think that Ekhwan wants to write the constitution and change the system into a parliament based system which will guarantee them a looking time of being in power which such state of religious tension and lack of political awareness. They may even make a deal with SCAF to agree upon giving them the special positioning in the constitution and power in trade of that, and can make use of Salafis as a scarecrow.

If the Liberals and pro-civil country continue committing the same mistakes and just keep taking to each other then we will be experiencing a new Theocratic Egypt .. and our Revolution will be replacing Kleptocracy with Theocracy !!!

Mohaly

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

801) Gada3 ya Basha !!


Shoot me in the eye ... Gada3 ya Bahsa
Shoot me in the chest ... Gada3 ya Basha
Shoot me in the head ... Gada3 ya Basha
End my career ... Gada3 ya Basha
End my youth ... Gada3 ya Basha
End my life ... Gada3 ya Basha
Kill my son ... Gada3 ya Basaha
Kill my brother ... Gada3 ya Bahsa
Kill my love ... Gada3 ya Basha
Smile and Laugh ... Gada3 ya Basha
Get a Medal ... Gada3 ya Basha
Even Escape ... Gada3 ya Basha
But wait ...
Live on the Edge ... Live as a Rat ..
Live afraid from death .. and wishing to die at the sametime ..
Live with our curse upon you ... and dare to tell yourself "Gada3 ya Basha"..

Mohaly
Feeling Betrayed

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

800) Dedication to the Egyptian Revolution !

الثورة مستمرة ... The Revolution is Still On 


مفيش مكان للوجع فى قلبى و دموعى صلاحيتها إنتهت

إخواتى دمهم بينزف فى قلبى و بلادى خلاص صحوتها إبتدت
Mohaly


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

799) Break the Chain ... Set your Mindset !!

From my conversations with many of my friends, students, and even taxi drivers over the past couple of weeks, I realized that we -conciously or unconciously- are hooked to the past and what has been nailing us to certain perceptions that we mistakenly think about as facts..

Consider with me the following story about Elephants:


Elephants are massive creatures, they weigh at least couple of thousands of kilograms, and stand as high as three or four meters tall. Despite their enormous power, elephants can be chained! It doesn’t seem to make sense; does it?
What chain is strong enough to hold an elephant who struggles to break it? The answer is a small one: a small chain fastened to a metal collar around the elephant’s foot is attached to a wooden peg nailed into the ground. This holds the elephant so strongly that it doesn’t ever struggle to break free.

The way to chain an elephant is to start when it’s a baby. You don’t even need a chain – a strong rope will do. 
The baby elephant will struggle, but eventually it will realize that it can’t break the rope, and even worse, continuing to struggle creates a painful burn on its leg. The baby elephant learns not to struggle – it accepts that the limit imposed by the rope or chain is permanent, and there is no use struggling against it.
Sure, the elephant grows up, and becomes the most powerful land mammal on the face of the earth. But the chains in its mind remain, and so the chains on its leg are never broken

We may not be as massive as the elements but the power of our minds is; an inspired being of enormous power and capability. And just like the elephants that we might see tied up, our internal powers are also put in chains. May be because of wrong bring up, or stupid education and media, but we end up not believing in ourselves and the enormous capabilities are locked up within us. 

How many of us want to change their jobs, get hooked or break up with someone, practice a hobby, ..etc?! and just keep telling him/herself that so and so are keeping him/her ... money, time, family, country, even Satan! and rarely admit that it is YOU. All these chains can be broken, sometimes easier that you can imagine if you have the strong will, vision, and persistence on the goal no matter what...

Break your chains, live wont stop at your lousy manager, stupid teacher, or crazy wife... If you want to do something and you feel good at it, do it .. If you believe in your ability to do something, don't think much, give it a try and evaluate yourself ... then see how can you take it further..

The "Egyptian Political System" that is not down yet, has embedded all the negative constrains in our minds, and they are now like land-mines that we need to carefully dig for and safely get rid of it..

Just go now and think about 1 single thing that you really want, and try to take practical steps to do it even if you see that there are millions of obstacles... just give it a try..

Mohaly

Friday, November 11, 2011

11:11 11/11/11

Just documenting and sharing the remarkable moment of the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the century.

Mohaly

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

798) He who laughs last, laughs best !


I wanna share a short story that reflects the Tom & Jerry strategy that we are living in during the last 9 months..

- A hairdresser wispered to his client: "This is the dumbest child on earth, and  I will prove it to you."
- The hairdresser puts one pound in one hand and 50 piastres in the other, then calls the kid asking him to choose one.
- The kid took the 50 piastres, and went out of the shop. The hairdresser said that he does that every time.
- On his way out, the client saw the kid coming out of an ice-cream shop, so he stopped the kid and asked him: "Why do you take the 50 piastres and don't take the whole pound every time".
- The kid confidently answered him: "The day I will take the whole pound, the game will be over".


End of story, but not end of the lesson. If the SCAF, the Government and all the old regime members and supports think that they are fooling us, and if we seem to choose the 50 piasters every time, they are just fooling themselves, because no matter what happens now, the future is ours, and we will win...

"He who laughs last, laughs best"

Mohaly

Enjoy your vacations :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

797) Gaddafi .. The Inevitable End !


What do you see in these pictures? ...
History repeats itself, right? captured in a hole in home-town, killed by their own people ...
The irony is that Gaddafi sold Libya to the west after Saddam's capturing and killing because he was afraid to have the same end. It is an inevitable end for all Tyrants where the only way out is to respect their people and work for their best.
I am sad that it ended this way, but Tyrant drive their people into insanity. I wonder what Bashar felt like when he saw what happened to Gaddafi by his own people.

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

796) What is Left?!

My post is week is short and simple ... Actually it is just one question:

What is left from 1952 Revolution, and what is left from 2011 Revolution?

I need to read your opinions about it, and please don't say nothing left as we had made a change but my fear is that 1952 overcomes 2011 and this will be a real 2nd Naksa.

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ABSTAINING

I abstain from writing my weekly article this Tuesday in condolences with the Egyptian Martyrs and as an objection against all forms of censorship the Rulers of Egypt are trying to enforce.

Mohaly

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

795) Dude, Where is my brain !!


Sometimes we don't get enough information or give our decisions enough thought before taking them, and then we just regret without understanding how to get better. Through my dealing with tens of companies every year, I have experienced how bad we need much more educated and self-balanced managers to lead our teams, and companies that will in-turn lead our economy. Let me share with you a story we use in leading change and how it is important for the manager to be educated and listens before he talks.

A company, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hires a new CEO. This new boss is determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO notices a guy leaning on a wall. The room is full of workers and he wants to let them know he means business!
The CEO walks up to the guy and asks, "And how much money do you make a week?"
A little surprised, the young fellow looks at him and replies, "I make $300.00 a week. Why?" The CEO then hands the guy $1,200 in cash and screams, "Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back!"
Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the CEO looks around the room and asks, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-off did here?"
With a sheepish voice, one of the other workers said, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's."

So if you think that you are mr or miss. know it all, please reconsider before taking the wrong decisions and even embarrassing yourself as well.

By the way, this applies too to our useless government that is far beyond management and leadership specially in the time of change. No Vision, No Info, No Control, and hence, No Expectations, and No Results.

Mohaly

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

794) The Pursuit of Happiness !!

In 2006, Will Smith has starred in a really deep and great movie called "The Pursuit of Happiness". What I liked most about the movie is the the ability of its main characters to seek happiness and have the faith that they will get it in-spite of the challenges that keep facing ...  I have noticed that many people - including myself- are tending to go either worried or even pessimistic because of the continous stress of bad news and stupid actions and reactions in Egypt. So I decided to post this simple video that gives you quick tips for happiness. Just try some and it really makes a difference... Please let's re-enjoy our lives in order to be able to continue .. It seems that there is still a longer way to go and we need to equip ourselves with peace of mind..
Mohaly


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

793) This is Your Life !


I wonder why people just can't - really can't- leave people alone or stop being nosy to unbearable extent.


I remember I have read a email saying "If you are single, they ask about a fiancé.When you have a fiancé,they ask for a wedding. When you get married,they ask for children.Once you have one,they ask for another.if u get divorced,they ask why.If you try to start Your life again,they ask why so quickly."


People never like what you do, and you can live your life only once, so you'd better live your own experience with all its ups and downs.
Mohaly

Sunday, September 11, 2011

792) Egypt Revolution .. Aybak howa Aktay !

Without introduction ... I am now totally convinced that we are in a big fake drama, and we have wasted 7 months (11 Feb -11 Sept) of our lives in big fat black joke. The only reality was the 18 days (25/1-11/2), after that I feel it was just "film hendy", just like Sept. 11th where today marks its 10th memory.

Let's recall what happened from the beginning:
- On Jan 25th, they tried to get people home through water hoses, and tear gas... It didn't work.
- On Jan 26th, they tried to terrify people through media ... It didn't work.
- On Jan 27th, they cut off communication ... and it didn't work..
- On Jan 28th, they killed and injured people... and it didn't work (made people stronger)..
- On Jan 29th they appointed a VP and changed the Cabinet... it didn't matter.
- On Jan 30th they tried to terrify the people at home and streets... and it made people more determined..
- On Feb 1st they tried to play emotional, and it didn't have the enough impact.
- On Feb 2nd they tried to get us back to dark ages, and we have beaten them...
- On Feb 5th they canceled "El Tawreeth" and it didn't matter then..
- On Feb 8th they tried to compromise... and as if they have said nothing..
- On Feb 10th they tried to delegate power and give promises ... and people ignored them..
- On Feb 11th they moved power to the SCAF as a last resort ... and it worked, and people went home :(



That was the biggest strategic mistake in the history of the Revolution... I have to admit that we were wrong when we went home on Feb 11th, we should have stayed there for another week or two till Mubark men were caught, protesters killers were busted, and a clear timeline is agreed upon for the transitional period. Since then we have been paying the price of not staying there, and each single win came through a struggle with SCAF at first, and then with Islamists, and now with half of the Egyptian People!

I am afraid that Tahrir protests started to be meaningless to SCAF now, we need to think about different strategies to save this revolution that goes along with Tahrir... What I am really sure of is that at a certain level of disappointment and despair, a real 2nd wave of revolution happens, and this time it wont definitely be "Peaceful" as those who will make it will be only demanding one thing ... Taking over power in Egypt in order to be able to apply what others couldn't... and then no one knows how the struggle will look like!

Yaa Raaab ..


Mohaly

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

791) 7al el Fawazeer?!!!

You have been missed. Sorry for the longest blog break ever, but I was burnt out, and needed to stop writing for a while... I am back to my weekly posts and wondering about the solution for this year tough Fawazeer Ramadan... so would you help me in finding an answer to the following?


1) Why does Mubarak and his sons act as if nothing has happened?
2) Why was "Felool" all over Ramadan Programs?
3) How was Amr Mostafa brought up?
4) Adopting Mostafa's Thoery: What is the hidden message "CotoNil Boxers" ad wants to deliver?
5) What really happened in London?
6) Who did climb the Israli Embassy building?
7) Was there a "Laylat Kadr" this year? Why did the sun shine in all sunrises?!
8) Why did no.2 "Charity" won the Pepsi contest and not "Education"?
9) What has happened in Jeddah Airport & Why?
10) Why did we celebrate Eid in the last day of Ramadan (Zo7al day)?

If you have an answer to any or all of the questions, please post it here in the comments page, and we will win our enlighmnet, as it seems that "El Mowaten X" has been fooled by "El Kebeer Awy" and is retreating to "El Shaware3 el Khalfeya".

On a more serious note; my one and only question to the SCAF: 
"Do you really believe that Egypt is going in the right direction and to the position it deserves?" 
P.S. It is a Yes or No question... not although, but, if, ...etc.


Mohaly


Next Week: The Egyptian Revolution .. 3andena Drama Mesh 2ay Drama..!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

H  @  P  P  Y      R  @  M  @  D  @  N



------------ Blog Break ----------
No need for the annual Fawzeer Moh@lyics this year, as we are already living in a big real one.
However, I left the comments open if you wanna discuss any topic during the holy month.
Mohaly

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

790) Egypt On a Bike !


When I saw this photo, I remembered our situation now .. going on so slowly as if we are riding a bike, and covering our head where we can't see a clear vision for the road ahead or even from behind.
Mohaly

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

789) Is it hard to be Happy ?!

!!

Why is happiness so hard to achieve? 
Why do we tend or seem to be un-happy most of the time?


Ironically I am writing that on a day I am really happy as it is the birthday of the most precious person in my life, the real source of happiness .. my cute and lovely niece Noor :)

Mohaly

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

788) Egypt is PMSing !!

Yes, it may be a bit shocking title .. but this is what is coming to my mind now while I am writing this post right from the heart of the news .. Tahrir Square.

The physical and emotional symptoms are not far from what dear women experience. Egypt is not focusing, dizzy, tired, stressed, and cant coordinate its actions and activities in the right way.
Egypt is moody, anxious, depressed, sore, insomniac and its leaders are almost making her fainting.
Egypt is overreacting, and accusations are all over the place.
Egypt is tearful and needs support, love, care, and respect.

Egypt is not in its normal state, and is passing through hard time that will hopefully lead one day to the freedom and democracy.

Are you wining, frustrated, cursing either the revolts or the rulers ... is that really all what you have got? What a shame!

What is your mission in life, do you have one? What are you doing to achieve it?
Are you giving more time to work these days? If you are not working, are you using this huge free time to help others who are in need? If you dont wanna do anything, did you leave other to do what they are doing or you are an obstacle yourself?

Stop and Think .. and know that Egypt needs your support, care, and love to it and its people. Only Real Men can Handle Egypt in this state.

Mohaly

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

787) A Career in Tahrir !

Whether you are with or against or even undecieded regarding the 25th of Jan Revolution, you for sure won't be happy with what the street vendors and beggers are tunrining Tahrir square into these days.
For business reasons, I visit Tahrir at least 2 times a week -some weeks daily-, and I really hate what I am seeing from these vendors who are fighting each other for occupying bigger areas of the great square, the icon of our revolution. I was even an eye witness to the last couple days events and big part of it was because of or involving these street vendors.
Remember: http://mohaly.blogspot.com/2011/04/772-tahrir-deja-vu.html



This is not about July 8th Protests, but I am just against taking Tahrir as a Career whether for street vendors, beggars, thugs, or even any un-peaceful revolt. It has to be kept as an Icon of a clean and great revolution, and I really don't understand what is the SCAF waiting for to build the Martyrs Memorial in the middle of it.

Mohaly,
sadly writing from Tahrir Square.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

786) And The Professional Prize goes to ........... ! !

My work (academic, corportae, and development) and education allowed me to meet and deal with thousands of people in different places and from different races. The surprising thing is that the more people I meet, the smaller percentage of professional people I experience.


The Ironic thing is that the most professional and competent person whom I deal with on daily basis is the laundry guy (el Makwagy). Why? 
- He knows his work and competencies by hard. (Edge)
- He never missed a deadline. (Punctual)
- He is always quick without compromising on the quality. (Customer Oriented)
- He delivers consistent and reliable service. (Quality)
- He doesn't over promise. (Confident)
- He never steals something left in a piece of cloth. (Honest)
- He has hard working environment in the streets and he never complains (Reliable)
- He doesn't interfere in my life and talk about his life. (Seprates Business & Personal)
- He treats all his clients the same way regardless of their religion or social standard. (Fair & Liberal).

How many people who do meet on daily basis and are driven by such values. I really wonder about the sercret of his professionalism in a country that has sneaky and unprofessional attitude "fahlawa" as a core competency! and how does he keeps his motivation and satisfaction.

Salute to Girgis, my laundry guy :)

Mohaly

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

785) Sexual Compatibility & Marriage !

When people get married in Egypt and the Arab World in general, they usually try to know everything about each other and their families, and in pre-arranged marriages, they may even have lists to ask each other to make sure that they are compatible. 

What I am wondering about is how do they know that they are sexually compatible, and do they discuss that or not since it is one of the critical issues in marriage that can lead to its falling apart.

I am also wondering about men in this part of the world who insist that they are perfect and even give us a headache about how great they are in bed, and how many women are on their agenda, while their wives may be complaining about their performance. Do some men think that they know how to please women while they really just make them feel frustrated and sometimes humiliated?

Before someone thinks that I am calling for pre-marital sex, I am not calling for anything, I am just wondering how can you make sure that you are marrying the right person on different levels.

Mohaly

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

784) How much do you worth?

A Wiseman once said: "The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money."


So Have you ever thought about how much do you really worth?
Do you worth what you own? (eli ma3ah 2ersh yeswa 2ersh)
or what makes you satisfied?  
or what others owe you? 
or the number of people loving you?
or what difference do you make?
or your potentials?
or what?
How do you measure your wealth?


Mohaly

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

783) Being Egyptian 2.0 ::: The Next Generation !

I arrived in Alexandria today for a business trip and was just having Coffee in Costa Alexandria, and this cute kid came to me and said:
"I am Maleek, do u mind sharing your computer with me? "
I answered: "sure, I am Mohamed, how old are you?
He said: "3 years, and turning 4 this month". 


He moved and positioned himself between me and the netbook, then took a quick look at my screen, and stopped at Khaled Saeed's photo and said: "El Shohada2".
I answered: "Yes, indeed!!"
Then he quickly asked loudly: "These Martyrs died for what (homa el shohada dol mato 3ashan eih)?".
I was taken by the question, and I realized how pure yet deep the question is, and how hard is to really answer such a small kid in a way that he can understand and feel ... I found myself saying: "3ashan Masr teb2a a7san, 3ashan enta teb2a a7la, 2ashan kolena ne3eesh".
He said: "and who killed them, the old man (el ragel el 3agouz)?"
I didnt know what exactly he is refering to but I answered: "yes, the old man, who didn't want the rest of us to be happy, and took all the good stuff to himself and his family (khataf el 7agat el 7elwa kolaha)".


The kid killed me by saying: "I am not afraid from the old man, and if I saw him, I will let him know that he should have died in order for the martyrs to live (law shoft el ragel el 3agouz kont ha2olo el mafrood enta temoot 3ashan el shohada2 ye3eesho we yefra7o)".
I just took him in my arms and kissed his forehead saying: "God Bless You and all your generation if they think like you my dear".
The Kid made my night, my week, may be my year, and gave me hope that one day, what our generation has done, will be continued ...


Amazingly at the time I started losing my motivation, God sends me a 3 years old kid to push me forward...


Sob7an Allah .. Yewda3 Serro fe as3'ar khal2o :)


Mohaly

Thursday, June 2, 2011

782) Liberate YOURSELF !



Nilson Mandela said: After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
I add:
If you think that it is over ... then you are dreaming.
If you think that nothing happened ... then you are blind.
If you think that there is no hope ... then you don't deserve it.

William Wallace said: Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
I add: Yes, we feel frustrated, we feel betrayed, we feel useless, we feel disappointed, we feel a lot of things .... but what about dignity, pride, hope, persistence, will, and faith? ....  these words must keep their meanings in our dictionaries, or else it will become distinct forever ..

Che Gevara said: The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
I add: Eih khalas .... ne2adeeha ekte2ab, wala e3tekaf, wala mokhadarat, wala eih ... foooo2o ... el balad lesa baladna ... wala ento fakreen enaha hateegy bel sahel ... la2 nes7a we nefawa2 ba3dena ... weli mesh 2ader yo23od keda 3ala ganb le7ad manewsal.

Mohaly

أبدا لن نستكين أبدا .... إنى أرجو مع اليوم غداه

Sunday, May 29, 2011

781) Thwaret Al Shak !


The Revolts doubt the people
People doubt the Revolts
Who said YES doubts who said NO
Who said NO doubts who said YES
Ekhwan doubt Liberals
Liberals doubt the Military Council
The Military Council doubts the Revolts
... the Revolts doubt the People ......
& I started doubting myself
Mohaly

أكاد أشك في نفسي لأني
أكاد أشك فيك وأنت مني
يقول الناس إنك خنت عهدي
ولم تحفظ هواي ولم تصني


Sunday, May 22, 2011

780) Al Masry Al Ghad - Part 1 !!!


Al-Masry Al-Ghad ... January 25th, 2021


- FM Tantawy,88 delegates his powers to his deputy Samy Anan, 73, after going into 3 successive commas in less than a month.
- PM Dr. Essam Sharaf,69, is heading an Egyptian Delegation today to Lebanon in order to "Kiss El Wawa".
- In the 1028th session for the pre-constitutional dialouge, Dr.Yehia El Gamal,91 announces that the attendees have finally agreed that Egypt name should remain the same without change.
- General Shaheen announces that the country is finally ready for parliamentary elections, and it will take 2 years for preparing the committee and 5 years for making it available for Egyptians Abroad (98 Million out of the 100 Million Egyptians are living between Arab world, West Europe, and North America).
- The General Prosecutor urges the medical committee to finalize its report about the medical condition of Ex. Ousted President Mubarak, 93 in order to decide if he can be transferred to a grave in Torrah after he dies.
- Ex.First Lady, 80, is facing charges for getting a commission from tourists coming to take photos with the Ex.President without paying any taxes.
- Dr.Fathy Serour, 90, wins a case against Egyptian People, and is asking for $1 Trillion pound in return for forgiving them.
- Imbaba President, Sheikh Abdel Gabbar Hazem El Wahsh, celebrates burning of the last church in the Repubic of Imbaba, and Saleeb Abdel Massih, President of Coptic Republic of Shubra declares war on Imbaba.
- Omar Alaa Mubarak, 20, announces joining the Muslim Brotherhood, and marrying Fareeda Gamal Mubarak, 12.
- Egypt nominates Dr. Mostafa El Fiki for the Arab League after Dr.Nabil El Arabi's resignation in  December 2020.
- The Central Bank denies that the USD exchange rate will be 20 pounds vs. 1 USD this year and stresses that it wont exceed 19.5 pounds.
- Egyptian President Amr Moussa, 84, declares that he will step down in 2030, and political activist Dr. Mohamed El Baradie is meeting him to reach a compromise to step down in 2027.
- E2telaf Kohol el Thawra announces an Alfeya (1000 people) for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of 25 January Revolution next Friday in Tahrir square.


---> Mohaly found hanging in his office after reading this news.


Khier Allahom Ega3lo Kheir,
Mohaly

Monday, May 16, 2011

779) Optimism ::: Fake It until you Make It !

At these tough times and incidents we are passing through, I have nothing to say more except sharing some positive quotes from different people, at different places, at different times, but they all agreed on one thing: Being Optimistic, and working for it.
Mohaly

  • I'm an optimist. I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past. And I also believe I have a role in that. The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change. I can do better. If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times. ~ Jeffrey Immelt
  • Positive things happen to positive people. ~ Sarah Beeny
  • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein
  • The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. ~ Kahlil Gibran
  • I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more by being anything else. ~ Earl Weaver
  • Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. ~ William James
  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan
  • An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity ; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. ~ Winston Churchill
  • Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. ~Oscar Wilde
  • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie
  • Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. ~ J. K. Rowling
  • May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. ~ Anonymous

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

At this point, I can guess what you are thinking, "....this will never work, because setbacks are sure to happen." You know what? I'm positive you're right. Setbacks are a part of the process. Your job is to keep going in spite of them. Look at things this way....you've made it this far in life with your current thinking. Just imagine all you have to gain. You can overcome pessimism. Just lighten up and try.


Still Can't? Fake it until you make it.
Mohaly

Monday, May 9, 2011

778) E3terafat Mohaly 6: Ana Manfa3sh 3arees !!!

Before your mind takes you to any other meaning ... I am fine, and my health is great thank God, we kolo tamam ... ya3ni Strauss El Ganzabeel ;)
I am sorry in advance for being too personal here, but as you know this series of "E3terafat Mohaly" can be nothing but personal.

So What am I talking about here? 
Some of my friends in different situations were discussing that "You can make a good "3arees"! Actually my reply was: I will not be able to fill the vacant position of "3arees" for a woman!! I am not applying and wont be applying for such position even if I proposed to a woman and married her as well. Why? because I dont wanna fill any structured position in life whether professional or personal, but I want to fill a gap, a real need for a life time best friend who happens to be her husband as well.

For a woman who is really looking for "3arees" position, I can be of a great disappointment. How come?
1) If she is looking for positions, titles, or certificates: I may have that now, but I am planning to leave it all and start over from scratch one day as I did before once I feel that I have given all what I have in such position or title.
2) If she is looking for stability: I have been settled in Cairo for years (and sometimes Hurghada), but not planning to stay there on the long term ... I gotta move to the seashore and start my cultural project there.
3) If she is looking for materialistic stuff: Year after year I am planning to have more public work/service which means more percentage of my time will go on volunteer basis (unpaid).
4) If she is looking for connections:  Once I leave my positions, I am sure more than half of the connections will be gone. That is life, and that is people.
5) If she is only physically attracted: I change every couple of years, lose & add weight, lose & add muscles, (I wish can say I can add more height), have or lose hair or goatee...etc. I am a Mutant man !
But if she is looking for me as a person, who I am, my thoughts, ideas, believes, without the titles, possessions, certifications, looking directly at my heart, my CORE, and likes it, then she has guaranteed a consistent life-time friend and partner who can happily hold the title "husband" & hopefully "father" as well.

I am someone who is looking at life from an overall perspective, and knows what I wanna do today and tomorrow. Someone who is straight forward and values freedom more than anything in the world (read my articles). If she likes that, and realizes it as well, then she is welcomed to my world .. she is my long waited for partner.


I am NOT looking for a "bride", I am looking for my best friend for the rest of my life.

Mohaly

P.S. Please save me the famous quote "u will never get married".


الحياة بدون المرأة موحشة ... و بدون الزواج منعشة !!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

777) Seven Seven Seven !!



I don't know what is about it with me and number 7. I am obsessed with this number and all its repetitions and multiplications. There is something magical and mysterious about 7! I don't need a reason to love number 7, I just do .. love from the first sight.


But when I think about it I find:
- 7 doesn't divide on any number.
- 7 is number of the wonders in the world.
- 7 is the number of heavens, skies & earth layers.
- 7 is the number of days in a week.
- 7 Days of creation.
- 7 Circumambulations "Tawaf" around "Ka3ba".
- 7 Walks in "Safa & Marwa".
- 7 Kings of Rome.
- 7 Liberal Arts.
- 7 Years of Plenty & 7 years of Famine in Pharoh's dream.
- 7 Virtues.
- 7 Deadly Sins.
- 7 "Ayat" in Fatihah.
- A human can be conceived in 7 months.
- 7 Years is the time the personality is built & well established for a human being.
- 7 Rainbow Colors.
&
- 007 is the code number of James Bond.
- 7 is the hot series of BMW.
- 7 Up!
- 7 is the perfect number of wives a man should have (in his dreams).


Did I miss anything?


Mohaly
7:07 on 7 May

Sunday, May 1, 2011

776) Labour Day ... Labour Year !

Egypt is celebrating today its first labour day after Mubarak who turned this day from a symbol for hard work and production for prosperity to a day for "ass kissing" for him and his gang. This year's celebration comes within a world-class revolution that amazed everyone, but it can't keep amazing everyone if it doesn't turn out to be an ignition for a powerful production and dedication from all the working force in Egypt. This is not only needed for the sake of the success of the revolution, but it is needed to make a real difference in Egypt that everyone can feel & experience.


This country won't develop by words, intentions, or even prayers. It needs hard work every day to compensate the enormous time wasted during the past years. In my opinion everyone of us should:
- Focus on his/her work or study, and don't waste a minute in playing, office politics, procrastination ...etc.
- Read more and be more specialized in your field. The world is moving and developing very fast, and in order to catch it, we need to move even faster. (etlobo el 3elm walao fel Seen).
- Use time off in some public work, and helping others who was misfortunate in their education, to be better and more productive.
- Don't lose faith and hope, and be sure that hard work will never fail you and always pay at the end (wa kol e3malo, fasayara Allaho 3amalokom).

Let's turn 2011 to a Labour Year and start from today ... The Free Labour Day.

Mohaly

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

775) What is life without living?


What is a river without water? 
What is fire without heat?
What is a breathe without air?

What is wealth without money?
What is a city without streets?
What is a country without citizens?

What is a meal without taste?
What is a painting without colors?
What is a symphony without music?
What is a garden without flowers?
What is freedom without justice?
What is prayer without devotion?

What is love without passion?
What is a man without a woman? 

What is life without living?

Mohaly

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

774) Being Egyptian 2.0: Building a Generation !

Today in the morning, there was a traffic jam beside a school, and I starred at a mother who kept her eyes on her kids till they safely entered the school, and kept on looking back to be sure that they fine and didn't forget anything, then she left and her face and eyes looking to the sky as if she was praying for God to keep them safe.

I have always seen the relationship between the mother and her children a very unique and sacred relationship and I can claim that if we have healthy relationship with our mothers, the whole society will be much better even in Business & in-turn Economy. This relation is the basic unit for a successful community that our Country can't really develop without setting it right. If you don't believe me, consider the following story:

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
- The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".
- The director asked, " Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.
- The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.
- The director asked, " Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.
-The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid. The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future. After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director's office. The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: " Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"
The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'
The Director asked, " please tell me your feelings."
The youth said, 
Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. 
Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. 
Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.
The director said, " This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?


The most important thing is our kids should learn is how to appreciate the effort, experience the difficulty, and learns the ability to work with others to get things done, or else, the next generation of Egypt won't lead the real change that we are looking up to after our great revolution.

Mohaly