of National Iconic Figures

Dear friends,
According to the Guardian’s Country profile, Egypt’s Living National Icons are:

-Omar Sharif (actor)
-Dina (dancer)
-Ahmed Toughan (cartoonist)
-Ahmed Hossam “Mido” (footballer)
-Hesham Mesbah (judo)

I felt totally uneasy about the list and contacted the Guardian to report inaccuracies. I can never debate Omar El Sherif and Toughan’s presence..but the rest!! Mmm, am not quite sure.

What about you? Do you really think the enlisted are Egypt’s Living National Icons? If not, who would you suggest instead?


I just got a reply from the below reply from the Guardian:
I am happy to expand the list Nerro — we can’t do everybody, but send us your top picks with their biog info, and we will see what we can do. All the best, Leslie “


Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm  Comments (9)  
Tags: , ,

Falling for the same pattern!

“You are so terribly nimble, so clever. I distrust your cleverness. You make a wonderful pattern, everything is in its place, it looks convincingly clear, too clear. And meanwhile, where are you? Not on the clear surface of your ideas, but you have already sunk deeper, into darker regions, so that one only thinks one has been given all your thoughts, one only imagines you have emptied yourself in that clarity. But there are layers and layers — you’re bottomless, unfathomable. Your clearness is deceptive. You are the thinker who arouses most confusion in me, most doubt, most disturbance”

                                                                          Anaïs Nin


Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 11:38 am  Comments (2)  

That’s the kind of day I wish for you ;D

Here is to a lovely morning, and more good ones to come 😀

A setting sun that paints a tie-dyed sky
A feather bed, an ancient lullaby
A kiss good night from one whose love is true
That’s the kind of day i wish for you

A field of flowers dancing in the spring
A little creek, a tree, an old rope swing
Cotton candy clouds against the blue
That’s the kind of day i wish for you

First love with all its storm
Raging like fire within
Tossing your heart to chance
You swear the dance will never end

But then it does and someone says goodbye
And after all those empty nights you cried
The morning that you wake up good as new
That’s the kind of day i wish for you

The faith of knowing deep inside your heart
That heaven holds more than just some stars
Someone’s up there watching over you
That’s the kind of day i wish for you

Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 11:25 am  Comments (4)  

Saba7 el foll

Dear friends,

Please, please, please….pretty please. When you step in your office after a long weekend try as much as you can to transfer some positive energy to your colleagues instead of whining about the morning unanticipated traffic and how  #$%$% was your holiday.


 As long as you are present in the office, while all family, friends, and loved ones are alive, healthy, and sound..one should be happy and thankful. THIS IS  A BLESSING PEOPLE, don’t take it for granted.

Seriously, you won’t believe the amount of negative energy I’ve absorbed since the minute I stepped in.  What drives me crazy is that I cannot really find a good reason.


“Za7ma”!! Yes, I totally understand that traffic is intolerable but hey you have a lovely car with an AC!! Others are suffering in public transportation that they can hardly afford aslan.

Kids are driving you nuts!! Well, many are desperate to have one.

Bored!! Quit being too comfortable, you just want to step out and do different things.


I know life isn’t that “cool”, but it is not really bad. You  know what I mean!! Begad think of the extreme and be thankful for waking up in the morning in the first place.  It is literally a MIRACLE.


Humans are all about energy, and energy is transferable, so the minute you transfer positive energy to another person, it will get to the third, then the fourth…etc.  It is contagious… Therefore it is your responsibility; when you see someone the first thing in the morning, it is either you make or break his/her day.  No??


Have a lovely day and smile 😀


Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 11:00 am  Comments (8)