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Friday, November 17, 2006

You know you are an Egyptian when....

( I know this one has been around for many years, but I consider it a classic )

(1) You call any older person you've never met before
: uncle "Ammo" or "Khalu".

(2) Getting a visa to Europe or the States is like
getting a baby, everybody tells you "mabrook"

(3) You always carry excess luggage when you travel and learn how
to beg the personnel at the airport to allow the excess baggage
you've got as soon as your father stops doing that for you.

(4) Your dream is holding a different passport.

(5) When you FLY BACK home you find 20 people waiting
for you at the airport.

(6) Every time you fly back home you meet relatives you never knew
and they look nothing like your family.

(7) You look for universities as far away from home as possible.

(8) You always curse at Egyptians when you are back home, but when you
live abroad you make many Egyptian friends, and say how wonderful
are the ones back home.

(9) Your aunt is always asking when she can dance at your wedding

(10) Everyone is a family friend.

(11) People are never happy with what you've achieved.
If you graduated from school they'll tell you "Oqbal el Shahadeh
el kebeerah", and when u get that "Oqbal el Aroosa or Areees",
and when you get that "Oqbal ma nefrah be Aoulad-kum", and when
you get that "Oqbal ma tefrahu bi! ! shahadit-hum", etc...

(12) You only walk on the streets in groups of seven or more people
talk really loud in Arabic all together.

(13) You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

(14) You teach Westerners to swear words in your language.

(15) When you go on a date you start thinking of lousy places where
nobody would go to, so you won't bump into family or friends.

(16) You end up in a lousy place and still bump into the relative with
the biggest mouth.

(17) If you are 25 and not married yet, your parents make you feel
you are getting too old.

(18) Getting married becomes the only way you can escape your parents,
unless you are part of the lower eighty percent of the population;
then you live
with them, even after marriage and go out with your wife on a date.

(19) You keep on saying Kol Sanna Wa Inta Tayeb left,
right and center !

(20) You always say "Open the light" instead of "Turn on the light "
get down from the car" instead of "get out of the car."

(21) You pronounce your p's as b's (bebsi and bolice) unless you were
raised also speaking a western language, a rare breed in present

(22) You ask your dad a simple question and he tells you a story of
how he had to walk miles just to get to school.

(23) Your parents were ranked first in school.

(24) Your dad swears at you with words that affect himself (Ya

PS: Amannah Alikoom ... DO NOT fwd to non-Egyptians, balash fadayeh
and then, they will not laugh; unless you want them to donate some
money for the sad state of Egyptian youth.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I'll Be Home For Christmas

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
and presents on the tree.

Better yet, I'll Be Home For Ramadan!!
Yeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy... finally a vacation

Friday, September 15, 2006

Seasons & Times

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

The spirit of blogging (2)

Published March 14, 2006

The spirit of blogging (1)

Published in my local newspaper on November 12,2005. I kept it for almost a year with hopes that one day I'll create a blog.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Only In My Country *sigh*

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Five Love Languages

I took this quiz again today. I 've done it few months ago while reading the book. Exact same results both times.

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Physical Touch
with a secondary love language being
Quality Time.

Complete set of results

Physical Touch: 12
Quality Time: 5
Receiving Gifts: 5
Acts of Service: 4
Words of Affirmation: 4

Take the quiz

Monday, September 11, 2006

Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.

There on the poplars
we hung our harps,

for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"

How can we sing the songs of the LORD
while in a foreign land?

9/11 ..... Five years

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted."NIV"

You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you."The Message"

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Noah's ark

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

We scare because we care

Thursday, August 17, 2006

"The Recruit"

I saw this movie today. I don't think I quite understood who was working with/against who.
Probably the main reason I liked it is because it has Al Pacino in it

Saturday, August 12, 2006

a Bouquet of newly sharpened pencils !

Don't you love New York in the fall ? it makes me want to buy school supplies

I would send u a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if i know your address!


Friday, August 11, 2006


Why are Eygptian children confused?
Cause after death their daddy becomes the MUMMY!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Men & women

All men are extremely busy.

Although they are so busy, they still have time for women.

Although they have time for women, they don't really care for them.

Although they don't really care for them, they always have one around.

Although they always have one around them, they always try their luck with others.

Although they try their luck with others, they get really pissed off, If
the women leaves them.

Although the women leave them they still don't learn from their mistakes
and still try their luck with others.


The most important thing for a woman is financial security.

Although this is so important, they still go out and buy expensive clothes.

Although they always buy expensive clothes, they never have something to

Although they never have something to wear, they always dress beautifully.

Although they always dress beautifully, their clothes are always "just an
old rag".

Although their clothes are always "just an old rag", they still expect you
to compliment them.

Although they expect you to compliment them, when you do, they don't
believe you.

i get at least 7 FWDs everyday ..

وضعت الزوجة الروب ونزلت إلى الدور الأسفل ووجدت زوجها يجلس في المطبخ
واضعاً كوباً من القهوة أمامه مستغرقاً في تفكيرعميق
لاحظت الزوجة نزول بعض الدموع من عين الزوج

سألته الزوجة: إيه الموضوع؟ قاعد لوحدك ليه فى نص الليل؟
رد الزوج: فاكرة لما إتواعدنا من 20 سنة؟
أجابت: أيوه فاكرة.!
قال: فاكرة لما شافنا والدك و إ حنا في ا لعربية؟
أجابت: أيوه فاكرة. .! !
ل: فاكرة لما وجه لىّ والدك مسدسه وقا للى تتجوز ها ولا
أسجنك 20 سنة؟
أجابت: أيوه فاكرة. ..!!!
نزلت دمعه من عين الزوج وقال: لو كنت دخلت السجن كنت خر جت النهارده

Only God ......

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Saw that movie "Revenge" today - kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe
a stupid movie, I did not like it

The Five Finger Prayer

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. Also pray for Christian marriages to last till death. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger ; the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Friday, August 04, 2006

From The Message Translation

God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.
I'm an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I'm never out of your sight.
You know everything I'm going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you're there,
then up ahead and you're there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can't take it all in!

Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you're there!
If I go underground, you're there!
If I flew on morning's wings
to the far western horizon,
You'd find me in a minute—
you're already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I'm immersed in the light!"
It's a fact: darkness isn't dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you.

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day.

Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
I couldn't even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
And you murderers—out of here!—
all the men and women who belittle you, God,
infatuated with cheap god-imitations.
See how I hate those who hate you, God,
see how I loathe all this godless arrogance;
I hate it with pure, unadulterated hatred.
Your enemies are my enemies!

Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I'm about;
See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong—
then guide me on the road to eternal life.

Psalm 139

watching SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION for the 20th time..

I Just love this movie. I can watch it every single day & never get tired of it. Beautiful beautiful story, beautiful dialogue, excellent actors, wonderful music arrangement .... it is simply flawless.

It is amazing that there is no love story involved ( not a single woman is seen throughout the movie even), yet the movie is so heart-warming.

Andy (Tim Robbins) : so why do they call you Red?
Red (Morgan Freeman) : May be because I am Irish

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cast Away

I just saw the movie. I remember when this movie was out ( 5 years ago! ) I really wanted to see it because of all the beautiful scenary. Chris my colleague brought it for me to watch; we were watching "Philadelphia" last week (yes , we watch DVDs at work & we get paid at the end of the month for sitting here & doing nothing but watch DVDs ) , when he offered to bring me this one.

Here is what I thought :

1- Unlike what Si said, I found the movie very catching & I was not bored at all. Even in the scenes when nothing happened, I still enjoyed them.

2- I pray to God I would never ever be in Tom Hanks' place, I simply won't survive. I am no Robinson Cruso. Never was, never will be.

3- I did not think the name "Chuck" suit Tom Hanks.

4- I can never get a fire to start even if my life depends on it, I simply can't.

5- Wilson: hmmmmmmm ...... I did not like it/him. But then again, I don't know how would I react if I don't have anyone to talk to for 4 years.

6- "I'll be right back" that's what he told his fiancee at the begining of the movie..

7- I kept wincing everytime he injured himself, which was about half the time, not to mention the tooth extraction

8- I love civilization. Praise God for electricity, housing, clean water, .............

Friday, July 28, 2006

First posting

I plan to write something meaningful "not necessarily smart" in this lifetime.

So stay tuned .....