29 December, 2008

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"A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted." -- Helen Rowland

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"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." -- Oscar Wilde

17 December, 2008

01 October, 2008

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"How do you write women so well? I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability." -- Jack Nicholson in (As Good As It Gets)

30 September, 2008

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"A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her." -- Oscar Wilde

28 September, 2008

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"It's always darkest before it's totally black." -- Chairman Mao

27 September, 2008

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I know I've already posted a quote for today, but this just came in and I just had to post it, so here it goes...
"“If money isn’t loosened up, this sucker could go down,” -- President George W. Bush

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"Cooking is nothing but a process of size reduction and heat exchange" -- Uncle Kamal Shemeis

26 September, 2008

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"All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific." -- Jane Wagner

25 September, 2008

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"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations." -- David Friedman

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"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love." -- ِAlbert Einstein

24 September, 2008

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"If something goes smoothly, something is wrong" -- James Hetfield

22 September, 2008

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"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down." -- Woody Allen

Today's Quote

"Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand." -- Anonymous

19 September, 2008

صباحك سكر زيادة

صحيح إنني ماشفتش منه غير حلقتين ثلاثة, صحيح إنني حتى من الحلقتين دول ما اتفرجتش إلا على نص الحلقة بالكثير - الجوزاء بقى لما يضرب ومايبقاش عنده صبر على إنه يفضل على محطة واحدة ولازم يغير اللي بيخليني ساعات أغير الفيلم اللي عاجبني موت لما الإعلانات تيجي وأنسى أرجعله ثاني يا إما ده بقى من الزهايمر اللي عندي اليومين دول- بس لازم أقول الكلمتين دول: صباحك سكر زيادة أشد برنامج في رمضان وفكك من البرنامج كله واتفرج على آخر حتى بتاعة ميمي جمال و "إيمي" قنبلة البرنامج. البنت دي صايعة موت وبأموت فيها.

أولاً فكك من الأفكار الجريئة بتاعتها والمعبرة جداً عن الجيل بتاعنا وبصراحة طريقة تفكير الليبراليين مننا شوية زي ما بأحب أسميهم من مشجعين استقلالية المرأة وما شابه, الي همه يعني الناس اللي الجماعة السلفيين نفسهم يموتوهم يعني. بس طريقتها في التعبير عن كدة, بساطتها وتلقائيتها الرهيبة في البرنامج, ضحكتها الهستيرية اللي المفروض ماتطلعش على التليفيزيون أساساً بس زي العسل.

ده غير طبعاً مدام ميمي جمال اللي بتعبر عن اللي ممكن نقول إنه صوت واعي من الجيل القديم, رغم اعتراضها على بعض آراء فتاة بانفتاح -اللي أنا مش باستخدمها هنا بطريقة عيب خالص- إيمي بس كلامها كلة دبلوماسي وبرضه بتحاول تتجاوب مع متغيرات العصر وعمرك ماتسمعها مثلاً بتقول لآ غلط.

تو إكزامبلز على الموضوع ده.

أولاً الحلقة اللي كانوا بيتكلموا فيها عن اللبس والشعر الطويل وهل ترضى إن ابنك يرضى يتجوز واحدة بتلبس كذا أو بتطلع بكذا, أنا بصراحة كنت مع مدام ميمي في موضوع إن لو ابني جالي وقاللي إننه عايز يتجوز بنت حاطة في مناخيرها وودانها وماأدراك أكثر من كده فين كمان فإن أنا غالباً حاعترض.

دلوقتي أنا من أشد معارضين إن حد يتقيم على أساس لبسه وإن ده توتالي حرية شخصية, يطول شعره, يلبس ألوان غريبة, وات إيفر بس في حاجات معينة في اللبس أو المظهر بتعبر عن وجهة نظر معينة في الحياة يمكن ما أكونش موافق عليها. مدام جمال كانت بتشبه البنت اللي بتحط بيرسنج دلوقتي بالهيبيز بتاع زمان وإن ماكانش الكلام ده توتالي صح بس غالباً إن اللي ماوصلش لإيمي ساعتها إن هي مش معترضة على البيرسنج نفسه وإنما على ما يمكن أن يحتويه البيرسنج من آراء ممكن تكون غريبة حبتين.

النهاردة كانوا بيتكلموا على موضوع شغل الستات, وبصراحة مت من الضحك لما البنت دي اتكلمت في التليفون وقالت إن البنت في الدين المفروض مكانها البيت وإن شغل الست اليومين دول جه بس نتيجة "إن الرجالة مدلعينهم حبتين" كان لازم تشوفوا إيمي شكلها بقى عامل إزاي, شي ونت إنتو شوك.

المهم, رأيي في موضوع شغل الستات ده إز كمنج سون, بس اللي عايز أقوله إن مدام ميمي وإيمي إنتم الإثنين زي العسل وبأموت فيكم بس اللي نفسي أعرفه هو إيمي صحفية فين بالضبط ولا إيه البلوج بتاعها ولا أي حاجة عنها علشان بجد لو بتكتب حتبقى واحدة من المفضلين تيت عندي.

بس خلاص.

17 September, 2008

Why We Should All Drink Beer

One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin explained the "Buffalo Theory" to his buddy, Norm. "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

16 September, 2008

Today's Quote

"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
-- Jerome K Jerome (Three Men in a Boat, 1889)

15 September, 2008

Today's Quote

"When used separately, women and alcohol can be a lot of fun. But if you mix them, they can turn you into a dumbass." -- Red Forman (That 70's Show)

14 September, 2008


There was a doctor, a civil engineer, and a computer scientist sitting around late one evening, and they got to discussing which was the oldest profession. The doctor pointed out that according to Biblical tradition, God created Eve from Adam's rib. This obviously required surgery, so therefore that was the oldest profession in the world.

The engineer countered with an earlier passage in the Bible that stated that God created order from the chaos, and that was most certainly the biggest and best civil engineering example ever, and also proved that his profession was the oldest profession.

The computer scientist leaned back in her chair, and with a sly smile responded, "Yes, but who do you think created the chaos?"

Today's Quote

جسم المرأة الذي له جغرافيا, سوي يكون له تاريخ صعب.
-- أنيس منصور

12 September, 2008

Today's Quote

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories... And those that carry us forward, are dreams." -- Jeremy Irons (as Uber-Morlock in the movie "The Time Machine")

Thing I Hate (part II)

From the spirit of Ramadan.

I hate it when people take a lot of time after the Imam starts praying to make sure that their toes are touching and that they're perfectly aligned and then, after the Imam already starts reading alfate7a, they get in the prayer.

I hate it when people hum and whistle during rokoo3 and sojood -which are supposed to be done silently-.

I hate it when people move while praying before the Imam completes "allaho akbar".

I hate it when the same people who rush wait a little longer before moving from the sojood position.

I hate it when people spend half their Ramdan day sleeping and then make sure they attend the tarawee7 prayers and the fajr prayer.

I hate it when people act crazy just because they didn't smoke a cigarette for a couple of hours.

I hate it when everybody turns Ramadan into an eating contest.

I hate not having 2atayef all year round.

03 September, 2008

Stop the Playboy Invasion

For all of you who have noticed the playboy logo invading Egypt, try to make a difference. Educate the public.

Join my group on facebook.

Ahmad and Mona's Wedding

First of all congratulations to my little brother Ahmad and his beautiful wife Mona, may your life be filled with happiness.

Anyways, for all of you who want to see the pictures, follow this link. And if anybody have any other pictures he/she would like me to upload please send it to my e-mail: adham.khairy@yahoo.com

17 August, 2008

Today's Quote

الحياة أهل ومجتمع ومدينة ووطن ..
الحب هو الحياة ولا حياة لمن لا حب فيه ولا حب منه ولا حب له ..
إذا كنت محباً ذاك هو الغرام.
إذا كنت محبوباً ذاك هو الدلال.
وإذا كنت محباً محبوباً فذلك هو الحب بعينه.
-- أحمد حسن فتحي

16 August, 2008

The Traffic Matrix of Egypt

The discussions about the new traffic law in Egypt reminded me of Morpheus in "the Matrix" when he was talking to New about why some people can't be hooked out of the system of the Matrix; "You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.". Although the case here is the opposite but the same concept applies. We as Egyptians are so hooked on having no system what so ever that we refuse any change that will enforce an improvement, or will at least try to force us to respect the law, any law, weather it's good or bad for us.

Just a note here, when I say "We" I mean "we as Egyptians" even though the fact that not following the law is not at all my nature but again, some might say that I'm not even an Egyptian having lived here for less than a couple of years. Just had to say it cause somebody telling me that I'm not organized really bugs me.

The point I'm going to base my argument here upon is the part in the new traffic law that says that every car has to have a first aid kit and a hazzard triangle. Now, call me crazy, but, don't new cars come already packed with at least a hazard triangle? I know that some top-of-the-line cars like Mercedeses and BMWs come with both, but think about it a little, aren't these things here for our own safety?

I know everybody is going to tell me that it's all a scam from the government to get more money for us and that we are not going to get any services out of all this money they're taking, that the roads are getting worse, the roads are still jammed with traffic, everybody still runs red traffic lights and that the law is only going to apply on poor people. I know all of this shit. But, have YOU ever been in a car accident? Haven't you lost someone close to you in a car accident? What if the thread between life and death for you was inside this first aid kit? Would you still be unwanting to pay for it? I bet not.

The only problem here brings us back to what I personally consider the biggest problem in Egypt. Education. Even if people have the hazard sign and the first aid kid they wouldn't know how to use them or what to do with it. I remember from when I was a kid, that's back at KSA, they had these educational short movies on TV that tells you what to do in a case of accidents and a lot of first-aid procedures. There was also a lot of short movies about traffic laws and stuff like that and I just loved to watch them, everybody did, even if you didn't like them you were bound to see them because they were like on all the time and like a bad commercial there's going to be that one time that you're going to say to yourself that what the heck, there's nothing better on right now, let me see what they're talking about here. And it's going to be useful. That's why almost everybody -at least in my generation- knows all about the traffic laws and who has the prvilage to go first and how to understand the lines and traffic signals, all of this was build into our brains when we were kids.

Now compare this to Egypt. It's just like when someone here tells me that there's this restaurant that makes this great shawerma when to me, if you haven't lived in Saudi Arabia and tasted a shawerma sandwich prepared by a Syrian osta then you are not in position to judge weather any other shawerma is good or not cause you simply didn't taste good yet. And that's exactly what happens when anything gets done in Egypt. People who haven't been abroad will never be able to tell if a road for example is paved or lined right cause they have been living in a total chaos and have no idea about what a highway for example should look like -fyi, none of our roads here in Egypt are considered real "highways", at least not to me-.

Back to our main subject here. What I was trying to say here is that we as a country have become so missed up, our standards so low if any, that wer are actually afraid of doing anything right again. We have been living so long in so much shit that when we fall into fresh water we run back again to the puddle of shit we've been living at cause that's to us is the "normal".

Just yesterday I stopped a taxi and before I get in I asked the driver if it was ok to smoke inside cause I was still holding a half smoked rod of cancer and he was like shocked or didn't get what I was saying or something, anyways, I glimpsed a pack of cleopatra's so I assumed that it was ok to smoke in the cab. As soon as I got into my seat, the dude turned to me and told me "enta ragel mo7taram", I told him "kattar 5eerak leh?" ally "enta awel wa7ed fee 7ayati yes2alni el so2al da abl mayerkab!". The dude was shocked.

This was just to give you a glimpse of how inconsiderate we became towards each other. How everybody now is only looking for how he could benefit no matter what happens to others.


We don't need a new traffic law. What we had was enough. What we need is to have a little consideration towards each other. To respect each other. This plus some organization of course. Kids at schools have to be taught how to respect the law, how the law is there for their benefit and safety. How crossing a red light could mean somebody's life. How to respect the pedesterians right to cross the street. How to be humane to each other. And that is going to take years. I don't expect anything in Egypt to get better anytime soon because of two main reasons.

1\ You can't solve a problem that has been developing over decades in one week or in one day as they're trying with the new traffic law.
2\ We didn't even start to try to solve these problems - that will surely take like at least a decade to solve-.

And until we figure out how to re educate ourselves and how to raise our children with true human values, I don't think that traffic problem in Egypt is going to be solved, to say the least.

15 August, 2008

Todays' Quote

"My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash and it's gone" -- Funny bumper sticker

حتى لا أنسى - 1

اليوم هو سابع يوم أمضيه في الحرية.
حريتي التي استعدتها في الأول من أغسطس بعد ستة عشر شهراً من المعاناة هي بلا منازع أسوأ ستة عشر شهراً مرت من حياتي ولا أكذب حين أدعي أنها قد تكون الأسوأ حتى في ما هو قادم من أيام. لأن هذه التجربة التي خضتها رغماً عني لن أسمح بتكرارها باعتبار نهاية الفترة التي يمكن أن يجبرني فيها أي مخلوق على القيام بشئ لا أود القيام به.

لمن لا يعرفني بعد, فإن هذه الفترة التي أتحدث عنها هي فترة الخدمة الإلزامية بالقوات المسلحة المصرية. فترة هي من أغرب وأسوأ فترات حياتي والتي أرغب في الكتابة عنها لسببين. أولاً: حتى أفرغ بعض من المشاعر المكبوتة بداخلي مما مررت به خلال هذه الفترة , من اكتشافي لذاتي ولمصر وأناسها, مشاعر ظلت تتراكم بداخلي لمدة الستة عشر شهراً ولم أجد منفذاً لتفريغها حتى الآن فقررت كتابتها هنا. وثانياً: أردت أن أدون انطباعاتي وذكرياتي عن هذه الفترة سريعاً, وربما أنا الآن متأخر فكم أود الآن لم كنت بدأت بالكتابة مبكراً حتى لا تضيع مني بعد التفاصيل حيث أن ما سيلي إنما هو انطباعات عامة قد لا يصاحبها بالضرورة الأحداث التي قادتني لهذه الإنطباعات , حتى لا أنساها ولا أسمح لنفسي بنسيانها أو حتى أصل للدرجة التي يحدثني عنها كثير ممن أنهوا فترة الخدمة الإجبارية بالقوات المسلحة حين يقولون أنهم "يفتقدون" هذه الفترة من حياتهم ويعتبرونها واحدة من أجمل ذكرياتهم وهو شئ لن أسمح به لنفسي إطلاقاً مهما حصل.

لا أدعي أن هذه التجربة لم تكن مفيدة رغم قسوتها. لا أدعي أنني لم أخرج من هذه التجربة شخصاً أقوى ولا أدعي أنها لم تغيرني كما أنها بالنسبة لي خصوصاً بعد أن أمضيت معظم حياتي بعيداً عن بلدي كانت كافية للتعرف على مصر كما لم أعرفها من قبل وكما لم يكن ممكناً لي أن أعرفها دون دخولي هذه التجربة الغريبة. لكن, السؤال هنا هو, هل مازلت أحب مصر كما كنت قبل تأديتي للخدمة العسكرية؟

يمكنني القول بأن هذه التجربة سمحت لي برؤية مصر, متمثلة في أناسها, بعيداً عن أي أقنعة أو مظاهر. مكنتني من الغوص مباشرة في عمق مشاكلها وهمومها وصدقوني حينما أقول أنني صدمت من قلة معرفتي السابقة ببلدي.

ولكن أكثر ماصدمني خلال هذه التجربة هو ما أعتبره الآن أكبر مشاكل مصر, الجهل.

أعتقد أن جميع مشاكل مصر يمكن تلخيصها في هذه المشكلة الواحدة, الجهل. ولا أقصد الجهل هنا بمقدار التعليم -الحكومي أو غير الحكومي- الذي يتلقاه الفرد هنا فمن خلال تجربتي الشخصية, لا فارق بين خريج المعهد الفني الصناعي وخريج كلية الهندسية أو حتى من لم يكمل دراسته الثانوية.

إن أول ما أثار صدمتي بالواقع هنا هو انعدام الإرتباط التام بين نوعية التعليم الذي تلقاه الفرد وطموحه للمستقبل أو لنوعية الحياة أو الوظيفة التي يتمناها. فخريج الهندسة الذي يود أن يمتلك نت كافيه وخريج المعهد الصناعي الذي يعمل سائقاً لمشروع أو خريج معهد الخدمة الإجتماعية الذي يعمل جزاراً. هناك انعدام تام للعلاقة بين التعليم والعمل, هذا باعتبار وجود تعليم أساساً. فما لاحظته هنا هو انعدام الإهتمام بالتعليم من أساسه باعتبار أنه واجهة اجتماعية لاغير لا يمكن أن تؤدي بالفرد إلى الحياة الإجتماعية التي يستحقها هذا بالإضافة إلى تدني مستوى التعليم حتى الأساسي.

لشخص مثلي يقضي معظم نهاره سارحاً على الإنترنت وقارئاً للجرائد كان من الصعب علي تخيل كمية المجندين -الذين هم في الواقع عينة للشعبة المصري- الذين لا يعرفون القراءة والكتابة, ومن هنا كانت البداية حيث لا يمكن أساساً التحدث عن نوعية التعليم الجامعي والعالي في وجود هذا التدني الرهيب لمستوى التعليم حتى الأساسي, القراءة والكتابة. كانت هذه نقطة تحول كبيرة بالنسبة لي ولنظرتي لمصر كدولة -على الرغم من جميع مشاكلها- لكنها تسير ببطء نحو التغيير والتحول باعتبار كل التطورات التي حدثت خلال الفترة السابقة لمجيئي إلى هنا والتي كانت دافعاً أساسياً في عودتي, فكيف يمكنك الدفع بالناس إلى التغيير إذا لم يكونوا قادرين على استيعاب الدوافع وراء هذا التغيير المطلوب؟

إن الجهل وحده سبب رئيسي وراء توقف عجلة التطور في مصر, ولا يمكن لأي استثمارات أو مصانع ومناطق حرة من تغيير هذا الواقع الأليم الذي نعيشه. وهذا هو السبب وراء عدم وصول آراء الطبقة المفكرة لعامة الشعب المصري, لآن الشعب المصري لا يقرأ ليس لعدم رغبة منه أو لتكاسله لا سمح الله وإنما لعدم قدرته أساساً على القراءة.

للأسف كنت دائماً أقيم مصر على أساس عائلتي المتواضعة. في الغربة كانت عائلتي هي مصر بالنسبة لي, وكان وضعنا اجتماعياً واقتصادياً هو وضع عامة الشعب المصري باعتبار تقارب حالتنا هذه مع معظم أصدقائنا ومعارفنا وحتى بعض أقاربنا. كنت أتوقع أن كل الأمهات قادرين على القراءة ويتابعون الصحف والبرامج السياسية وغيرها كأمي, وكل الآباء قادرين على الحوار والتفكير والنقد كأبي, وكل المتعلمين -على المستوى الجامعي حتى- قادرين على فهم اللغة الإنجليزية -كضرورة علمية وحياتية للتواصل مع معظم سكان العالم- والتعامل مع التكنولوجيا والإنترنت لهذا لم أصدق أذناي عندما علمت أن معظم رفاقي في كتيبة "المتعلمين" بمركز التدريب لم يكن لديها بريد إلكتروني وربما لم يستخدموا الإنترنت إلا للـ chat , هذا التصور بأن الإنترنت إنما خلقت لمعاكسة البنات ومشاهدة الفيديوهات!

ثلاث وقفات هنا كانت بحق صدمة رهيبة لمنظومة التفكير عندي:
1/ بناءاً على تجربة شخصية لا يعرف معظم الشعب المصري ماهو تحديداً الفرق بين البرق والرعد ناهيك عن أسبابهما التي تراوحت بين "اصطدام السحب ببعض" إلى بعض التفسيرات المضحكة لدى كل من سألت, وقد سألت كل من أعرف بالجيش. وهذه كانت بداية معرفتي الحقيقية لمستوى التعليم المصري حيث أن معلومة كهذه لابد أن أكون قد عرفتها قبل إنهائي الدراسة الإبتدائية فتخيل صدمتي عندما لم يستطع بعض "الجامعيين" الإجابة عن هذا السؤال البسيط.
2/ فيما يبدو, فإن المتعارف عليه بين معظم "القرويين" أن الجسم البشري لا يحتوي على لحم وأن العضلات المكونة للجسم البشري وإنما -طبقاً لمن سألتهم هناك- مكون من "أنسجة" وأنه لاعلاقة هناك بين عضلات الجسم البشري واللحم البقري -كمثال-, الصدمة الحقيقية هنا هي أنني عندما حاولت الإستشهاد ببعض "المتعلمين"و "المتمدنين" من الموجودين هناك استغرقوا في التفكير في هذا السؤال كأنما لم يفكروا به من قبل وكأنما هذا السؤال البديهي أساساً يحتاج إلى تفكير أساساً.
ومع مقدار صدمتي ورغبتي في تغيير هذا الواقع المخيف ولو حتى على المستوى البسيط, أسلوب اتبعته مع كل من تعاملت معهم هناك عن طريق إثارة التساؤلات ومحاولة تنمية الرغبة المعرفية لدى رفاقي هناك,قمت بالإتصال أمامهم بأحد الأطباء من أصدقائي حتى أؤكد لهم هذه المعلومة ولكن حتى بعد أن سمعوا ذلك من طبيب بشري رفضوا التصديق بأن هناك شبه بين تكوين الجسم البشري وتكوين أي كائن حي آخر.
3/ القناعة الغير قابلة للتغيير بأن كل أنثى لم يتمكن أهلها من قتل أنوثتها وتشويه جسمها بعملية الختان سوف تتحول إلى وحش جنسي غير قادر على السيطرة على رغباته مما سوف يقود المجتمع بكامله إلى الإنحلال. لا تعليق.

11 August, 2008

Today's Quote

"2 is not equal to 3 - not even for very large values of 2." -- Don't really know who said this one!

08 August, 2008

Today's Quote

"Life is just one damned thing after another."
-- Elbert Hubbard

Today's Quote

"See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time."
-- Robin Williams

06 August, 2008

A Very Weird Night

I'm probably the first one to publish anything about this accident online or even in print. There was a catastrophic fire at the hospital my brother, Ahmad is working at this night, people got injured and even died because of the extreme negligence and ignorance that I'm starting to believe are genetically imprinted qualities in Egyptian genes.

But that actually isn't what I'm here to talk about. Cause out there at the hospital as I was checking on Ahmad and bringing him some stuff he wanted, I met one of the most beautiful girls I've seen in my whole life.

A dark haired gal wearing extremely simple clothes with a beautiful large scarf covering most of her body carelessly dangling over her shoulders. Her face had this twinkle because of the sweat covering her face of a very weird night I'm sure she had tonight but with a calm beautiful look on her face she just hypnotized me. She was gorgeous. She was a little chubby and I'm sure that if anybody I know saw her would tell me that I have a terrible taste in women but to me, she was the best thing that happened to me today.

Anyways, still talking to Ahmad and trying to ignore her and avoid the now very frequent uncomfortable eye contact because of me not being able to take mine off her to the point that I grabbed a chair gave her my back and sat in front of Ahmad. This huge dude was going in and out half naked he too exhausted from all the action that happened that night. And then the shock. Ashraf, my younger brother who was there too asks Ahmad about the half naked dude whom until now I thought was another doctor working with my brother on that cursed shift to discover that he's only a relative of one of the patients at the hospital that night and that beautiful creature is his wife.

The only cool thing here is, Ahmad is probably going to be famous all around Egypt tomorrow night when the news of the fire and how he helped save all these people reaches the media. Enjoy your 15 seconds of fame bro!!! And god bless you for all what you did that night man... I know sometimes I just want to throw you out the window but you also make me proud.

God bless you. And that other half naked lucky bastard dude.

04 August, 2008


There are just a lot of stuff that we, engineers, do that a lot of other people don't understand and may even consider "weird". But that's just the way we work you might find it hilarious, I did especially the one of treating any spending situation like an optimization problem!!!

03 August, 2008

Today's Quote

"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
-- Lewis Grizzard

18 February, 2008

We Are The Martians

I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories, not at all. But that doesn't mean that I dismiss all of them. Now I'm not talking about the Jews and Israel and all that shit that fills the stereotypical arab-muslim mind. In fact, it goes much deeper.

I don't believe anything right away. I always research and try to find the right information from the right sources and then come out with my own idea of what the truth is. And as anyone with a scientific inquisitive mind I keep my mind open for all possible explanations. And I ask you to do so too cause some of the stuff I'm going to tell here is simply unbelievable.

I've been interested in UFO's "Unidentified Flying Objects" ever since I read Anis Mansour's books "الذين هبطوا من السماء" and "الذين عادوا إلى السماء" and this was the start of reading a lot about this subject. I was also interested a lot in ancient history and civilization and always thought that there was some missing link, some untold facts that are going to make the whole thing make sense. And the more I read the more puzzled I become.

I dropped the subject for quite some time since there wasn't that much stuff to read and I found that I'm reading the same stuff only by different authors and decided to wait till something new comes up regarding this matter. That happened almost a year ago with me finding out about the "Disclosure Project" by Dr. Steven Greer. who was the first one I saw who took this stuff seriously enough and then studied it scientifically and developed a scheme to encourage people to come out with their stories and then he went the extra mile and never published something without getting the same story from different sources to confirm it. And what an amazing list he ended up with of eye-witnesses. I recommend that you see the video -which is a shocking collection of eye-witness statements regarding this subject but was overshadowed by the 911 incident-. Thats when I started researching the subject myself and trying to find out whats new, and believe you and me, there is a lot of garbage out there on the net about it, enough to make anybody skeptical.

Then I found this book, "The Biggest Secret" by David Icke which really connected the whole thing together. UFO's, the new world order, the illuminatti, George W. Bush. everything seems now to fall into place but it is only a beginning for a whole different set of questions. What about us? What about our part in the universe? How does that stuff affect religion? Our image about the god creating Adam?

I don't know if I am ready to accept all of this but I recommend everybody to try to download that book and read it, just for fun, and see if it evokes any reaction .

Funny Cartoons

Today's Quote

"Those are my principles. And if you don't like them... well, I have others" -- Groucho Marx

03 January, 2008

Today's Quote

"Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet." -- Robin Williams

So Why The Fuck Am I So Bored?

Fianlly, after 40 days at the freakin army, I get a vacation. You'd expect I'm spending it all out hanging out with the guys and having fun especially that the first day of the vacation was new year's eve but for some reason, that isn't the case.

By the way, before you read this to the end and then discovering that you've just waited some precious time reading what a depressive whiny dude is blabbering on his blog then just leave now cause this post isn't meant to be informative or useful at all, it's just a way for me to let some steam out and/or try to see what the hell is the problem here.

Maybe its my depression kicking in again, but somehow, I'm avoiding leaving home and I'm pinned to my laptop watching videos about UFOs and conspiracy theories and checking my e-mail. At the end of every goddamn vacation I take the same decision that the next vacation I'm not going to stay at home at all even if I'm just going to roam the streets alone doing nothing, but let's face it, that's not exactly "having fun" either!

The way I see it, there are more of a couple of reasons why I'm feeling this way. First of all, I don't really have "friends" here. I do know some guys but I'm just avoiding calling anybody for some reason. At the end, all we're going to do anyways is just sit at some place have a cup of coffee and consume half a pack of cigarettes and laugh a little. Maybe that's all you need, but I don't know, may be I'm expecting too much, but that kind of stuff doesn't really amuse me anymore.

The second reason is I'm on a limited budget, and I just hate it. Me just spent like three quarters of my allowance -I know its a shame to admit that at 25 I'm still getting an allowance, but, I'm in the army now, how the hell am I going to get money anyways?- fixing the goddamn car. You might say that thats a good cause, but do you think I'm using it? Actually my bro is the one who's using it and he's the one who ruined it in the first place and believe you and me, I have no idea why the hell did I have to spend money fixing it... I don't even have a driving license -which according to Ahmad, is why I'm "not allowed" to drive it- fuck it.

Anyways, I barely have enough money to get the stuff I need in the army so I'm choosing to stay at home instead of having fun which for some reason, always seems to require spending cash.

I've been saying for a very long time now that I need a girlfriend. It's moments like these that you'll know why people still get married, cause loneliness is fuckin unbearable! I wish they invent some pill for that or finally develop the technology for having some kind on a virtual girlfriend gizmo that you put in your pocket and when you need her you just press a button and -as my orientation year english language teacher used to say- voila! she's there. I bet ya that when they invent such a device you're going to see a dramatic decrease in the number of marriages.