-------- "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, 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 :)


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.


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?


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 :)


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.


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