17 February, 2017
23 July, 2010
Bob Azzam, is an Egyptian singer of Palestinian origins (given name Wadih George Azzam) who was born in Alexandria, Egypt on October 24, 1925 , and died in Monaco on July 24, 2004.. With his international hit song Mustapha, Azzam earned great success in France in the 1960s. Bob Azzam had a passion for art, a degree in electronic engineering, and has been regarded as the man behind the chamber of echoes "Hors-studio" or "off-studio".
27 June, 2010
Inshaa Allah this will spur few blog posts about the subject along with how to handle a looooooong term relation materializing to the next level.
Yes they are selling ice cubes. Never thought I will see the day when they sell ice cubes in Egypt in supermarkets, but the day came.
I first came across this idea in the states where they had ice machines, and it was something really amazing for me at this time. In terms of the idea and how crystal clear the cubes were. Thought the cubes were that transparent cause of the water is cleaner, but later on I came to realize the secret of making crystal clear ice cubes and lived to see them being sold at supermarkets,
For those having Super Mickey issue of last Thursday, do chk Donald’s story with the ice cube factory, sooooo realistic
We had a major overhaul at Alex with a special focus on my room, which resulted in me initiating operation deep sweep phase two, with mom literary breathing over my shoulder I had to give up almost complete collections of magazines whih were
مجلتي و المزمار
الشياطين ال 13
المغامرين الخمسه و الثلاثه
And came along this little encyclopaedia, it used to be something at that time and as I remember it coasted round 35 pounds and I couldn’t let it go, as it took me a while to gather money to buy it. Going through it was amazing, lots of mentioning of year 2000 and how this will be the norm and how this invention will rule our lives we keda ya3ni.
I am sure we cam a long way since 1998.
What happened to kinder surprise, it used to be more fun in terms of the little toys that came along. It used to be sophisticated with little pieces to put together and little stickers to jazz the final toy up, now just this, seems they are targeting infants now.
They have miniature factory, a seating area where u can enjoy salads, sandwiches and off course various chocolate based drinks. And they sell chocolates as well, at a rather steep price but worth it.
You know when you buy a chocolate bar, the feeling u get when u finish it, one bite of his small chocolate give you this feeling immediately I comforted my self by saying I may reach the same state with less calories ( I hope)
The café colours were warm and chocolate based but just felt the place needed to be more excluded and private
Suddenly I feel I am describing a 3’0rza
06 March, 2010
During the week end I had the chance to watch two movies, one was ‘rasayel el bahr” and the other was “cairo times”
I related to both, Cairo times is about the cairo I want to know better and explore
While “rasayel el bahr” was about the Alex that is trying to maintain what is left of its old beauty and to stand tall against all brutalities.
The scene that really caught my attention ( beside the one in the atelier) was the bawab who kept shouting loudly and preaching about Islamic rules while he is the same one who helped the gangsters to break in the apartment and defame the man and the lady and to continue scolding them in the street
This seen hit me deep inside, of how Alexandria evolved from a multicultural cosmopolitan city to a more fundamental perspective with less tolerance and acceptance.
B: nice apartment
A: thanks, I am trying to keep it to basics
B: this is what is nice about it, you just have what u need and avoid all the clutter
B: so how many girls did you have in
A: lol, non at all
B: (astonished) why, though you are in Maadi and things are less complicated than other neighborhood
A: well, actually I never thought about it in that way.
B: shakl el bawab shedid awi,( seems your janitor is tough) sometimes they can ruin the whole thing
A: actually think rabena howa el shedid awi ( God is tougher, not the janitor), mesh el bawab
B: you are missing a lot
I had this mobile phone for about 18 months now. When I first bought it, I thought it will be a transsion between my old E70 and the new E71 but this transitional period lasted 18 months. And when I saw the e71 when was released in Egypt I didn’t find a motive to shift.
Though it can’t be compared in the looks side to the E71 but it withstand its ground in all other aspects and tops it with a less slippery body and a flash light.
The only thing I missed was the push email service that was available on my old mobile but a couple of months later nokia launched the messenger service and I was back on track again, having my mails seamlessly pushed to my mobile without a glitch.
For those who aren’t familiar with the service, do go and check messaging.nokia.com and subscribe to it, all your mails will be pushed directly as soon as they are received just like the blackberry.
Also it has a great battery life, a decent browser that doesn’t hang and is really well built. I cant count the number of times it fell down, thrown away and trampled over.
And to top all the above, it once fell into water and was totally submerged for about 20 seconds and the call wasn’t even disconnected. And worked perfectly after that.
Thought nothing will be able to fill the shoes of the E70 but the E63 proved to be the best successor for the last predecessor.
Yet another friend died in a car accident, a truly wonderful person, a father of a young baby boy and another infant who is yet to be born.
In the funeral as I shook his dad’s hand I kept saying to my self, this is wrong, this shouldn’t be happening. A father shouldn’t be burying his son; a young wife shouldn’t be widowed at such young age, when a baby is born both his parents should be around to give him his first kiss and hug.
I miss him, till now I reach for the phone and want to call or txt him, his name pops up on face book because I need to get in touch with him, his name still on the directory deep inside I feel he isn’t gone but I know he is no where to be found around the living.
Some big words were used in his obituary and as I read them I knew no words will ever do him justice. His closest friends weren’t able to attend the burial.
He will not be the last nor he is the first seems I have attended more burials for people at my age than older ones.
May he finally find the peace he deserve and the one we are all looking for.
A true bliss, they offer omelettes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, apple juice just heaven, my only concern is their sausages; they serve is MacDonald’s style (round like a burger with no casing) though my taste is into more traditional sausages.
Also one of the best places I came through was JW Marriot, in mirage city. Sat in the club house, the weather, view and food was simply amazing though their sandwiches tend to me on the “magnificent size” that makes it a bit difficult to have a bite and u just end up using a fork and a knife to divide a magnificent sandwich into little biteable ones.
Just love winter mornings when they are sunny and clear.
04 February, 2010
02 October, 2009
Drinking water after a dive in the sea.
3aseer asab in winter
Ice cream in winter
Cold air hitting my face
Long walks along the sea side
Laugh till I almost faint
A big glass filled with Pepsi and ice cubes
Getting things done
Waking up with out an alarm
Waking up on the smell of breakfast
A shower when the water temperature is just right
Warm pyjamas in winter
Surprise gift or nice gestures
Feel a close connection to Allah
Making someone happy
A baby interacts with me
Small crowds in a cinema who laugh when I do.Watching TV on a comfortable sofa
08 September, 2009
03 September, 2009
17 July, 2009
04 July, 2009
20 June, 2009
The girl wanted to watch Disney-Pixar movie “Up”, but was unable to move to theater to see the movie, hence, Pixar made her last wish came true on providing a DVD copy of the animated movie “Up”, reports confirmed by ‘The Associated Press’.
Reports say, a family friend contacted ‘Pixar’, the movie studio. And, a studio employee visited the family of Colby and gave a DVD copy of movie “Up”. Before receiving the DVD copy, Lisa Curtin, the mother of little girl asked if my daughter would be able to hold on to have the movie arrived. The little girl answered, “I’m ready to die, just waiting for the movie”.
The employee of Pixar company not only brought the movie for Colby, but also a bag full of movie-character stuffed animals and a big movie poster. The employee also gave Colby an ‘adventure book’, containing the details of main characters kept by the wife regarding her journeys throughout the movie “Up”.
The mother of Colby told to the media after her daughter died, “When I watched ‘Up’, I really had no idea what the content of movie’s theme was? I just remembered the word ‘Up’, and all the balloons, and I swear, for me it was just a thinking that Colby was going up. Up to heaven”.
14 June, 2009
13 June, 2009
Me: masaa el fol
Metro guy: how can I be of service?
Me: I would like ½ torky, ¼ hamra and ¼ romy
Metro guy: sure
I go get other stuff till the guy finishes, and when I return he hands me my order and I reply:
I am afraid this isn’t what I ordered.
½ torky is ½ romy
¼ hamra is ¼ falamank
¼ romy is ¼ smoked turkey
Nevertheless I wont give up my askandaranian language and I wont give in. we ya7dorni a quote from independence day “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!”
And for further reading on Alexandrian who tried to give in to el nadaha ( aka Cairo) pls refer to this post and this one.
19 May, 2009
Was talking to my mom and told me she cried when she heard the news as she didn’t realize how much she loves Moubarak.
At the end of the clip the body is escorted by a handful of men while all the crowd is around his father and uncle, despite who we are eventually we will be left alone and be a distant memory, the kid was only 13 and I am 34
استغفرك ربى و اتوب اليك من ذنوب احصيتها و نسيتها
For this little child and all children, may you rest in peace and may your death be a constant reminder for us that all lives are precious and unique and in the time of grief only condolences should be offered.
16 May, 2009
The first one involved Dahab and Fada in one of their famous battles to win business deals from one another.
So Duck Town is making this new skyscraper and both of our heroes want to win the bid, the first bid they make was identical, which make the mayor makes another bid.
While fada go and focus on cost cutting and control, Dahab go buy the related suppliers for such project, and when the time comes to see which tender wins, Fada slashed his offer, while Dahab reduced his offer by a pound or so.
Fads won the bid, but must buy from Dahab, a true story about supply chain management and power of suppliers.
The other story is about Dahab bardo and Sonya, and her famous quest to steel the first penny Dahab made and melt it in mount Vesuvius to gain the touch of Meads.
Her crow highlights an important fact, she doesn’t need Dahab’s penny, she already got the luck charms of almost all the rich people which is enough, and voala she got the touch of medas, but she isn’t satisfied.
A classic case of losing focus and being distracted from the main objective, even worst the mean becomes the end itself.