A new year is unfolding

I am grateful for the hideously ending 2008;

– That it taught me to grow up instead of growing old.

– That it brought me peace of mind  rather than agitation during the hardest time.

During 2008,

– I’ve committed to my resolutions and was happy seeing myself exercise much of  needed discipline.

– I was blessed enough to see a childhood dream come true.

–  I knew for sure that not all that shines is gold.

– I was brutally hurt, and was haunted by many ghosts from the past.  Yet I decided not to go for medicore solutions.

Today, I decided to:   “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go”

However, I believe its that imperfection that made it perfect.

Happy New Year,


Published in: on December 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm  Comments (4)  

For Gaza: If you want to donate

As per friends confirmation, the enlisted organizations are quite reliable and have access to Gaza:

يتلقى الهلال الأحمر المصري و الهلال الأحمر الفلسطيني في القاهرة التبرعات
النقدية وذلك لمساعدة المتضررين الفلسطينيين ورفع المعاناة عنهم على أرقام
الحسابات التالية:

–          الهلال الأحمر المصري، بنك القاهرة، فرع عدلي، رقم الحساب

–          الهلال الأحمر الفلسطيني، البنك العربي، مصر الجديدة (49 شارع
بيروت)، رقم الحساب: 756350

أو شخصياُ، جمعية الهلال الأحمر الفلسطيني، 64 شارع الثورة (بعد سنترال
ألماظة)، د. مي عارف

لجنة الإغاثة والطوارئ – اتحاد الأطباء العرب –
الدولة مصر
العنوان 42 ش القصر العيني, القاهرة
الرقم البريدي: 11562
جمهورية مصر العربية.
رقم الهاتف (+202) 27961792
رقم الفاكس (+202) 27940518

Published in: on December 30, 2008 at 2:44 pm  Comments (1)  

From the heart

I’ve been recently condemned cold, anti-social, and pretty much apathetic a person.  Well, I will go the very short way in this and wrap up instead of listing numerous reasons and statements.

It is no secret that am not the most affectionate person on earth,  I am rather practical, I fall short of words and expressions, not always around but pretty much there when you need me (and you know it). 

I don’t call to chat but I call to check, I believe in physical presence rather virtual.  I  might seem anti-social and not friendly enough, but I cherish people. I do appreciate their cores and what they are all about, yet I like to keep my distance, I may not let people in easily, but when I do it is “surely”.  It is something I’ve learned along the years.    

Disclaimer: This note is merely addressed to my friends and people in my social circle

Published in: on December 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm  Comments (10)  

Change the channel


During the past few months, Egyptians have been haunted with catastrophic headlines and top stories on a daily basis – from murders, to corruption, to a series of fires, to sexual harassment… not to mention the effect of the global economical crises that the Egyptian officials allegedly confirmed hasn’t significantly affected the (already) deteriorating economy. Seriously, it was like a spell has been cast on Egypt and caused a series of unfortunate events.

Amid this grim, Egyptian bloggers decided to revolt against the country’s current rueful state and bring out some positive energy to the surface through the “Change the Channel” campaign.  Get to know more about the initiative from Tarek.

The kick off  will fall on the same day that has the same number of the month; ya3ni our date is the 1st of Jan. 09.

Yalla nghayar el ma7atta 🙂


Published in: on December 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm  Comments (1)  
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A heck of an aggressive chick

Tab3an we are all quite familiar with the morning traffic and all, and yes it is becoming more of a nerve wrecking daily experience..bas hane3mel eih?? Thank God we can afford buying cars to begin with, otherwise we would have been whining about public transportation experiences which is utter hell. 

Anyways, on my way to work this morning I was getting through a Heliopolitan round about keda with lots of other cars whilst a young lady in a Red Mira coming straight ahead decided to ignore the traffic lights and cross the street.  She stopped suddenly to avoid colliding with another car.  A lady on my right hand side haven’t noticed the sudden stop and hit the red mira’s back (but it was a light hit ya3ni that didn’t even result on dent).  Fa eih ba2a…the lovely young lady in the mira got out of her car and started a long thread of cursing.  The lady on the car beside me apologized and politely directed her attention that nothing has really happened fa she gotta cut the crap wire ba2a.  The young girl got back to her car and we all thought that the show is over with w khalas.  But no,  she proved us wrong as she started then engine; moved forward, then reversed and hit the lady’s car, not only once, or twice, but thrice leaving us all gasping and startled.


Honestly I was taken aback watching the whole scene trying to convince myself that this is happening in real life and am not still dreaming under my quilt (yes, yes, quilts are out already).  

The girl was deliberately hostile, she knows it, and I have to tell you that during the whole dramatic scene she kept a constant proud smile on her face.  

Due apologies Shakespeare for I have to alter your famous quote here: ” some are born aggressive, some achieve aggressiveness and some have aggression  thrust upon them”

Published in: on December 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm  Comments (11)  

Relating to: Pride & Prejudice

“I certainly have not the talent which some people possess of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done”

Published in: on December 2, 2008 at 11:10 am  Comments (5)