Food, Shelter and Inspiration

It went a little something like this “U wont find inspiration here! if it’s really that important to you then this is not the place for you” A friend told me  that when i moved here,  i strongly disagreed, based on my theory, I thought that living in an Multi-cultural organized, structured clean etc city … Continue reading

Chafika & Metwally – A Search For a Moral Basis

In Egyptian folklore there is a a famous Mawaal called Chafika and Metwally, which one of my friends introduced me to, it’s based on a folktale about a brother and sister from Gerga a famous village in upper Egypt where Metwally is sent to join the Army and afterwards discovers that his sister “Chafika” escapes her … Continue reading

The Safest Choice..

Life is never black or white, it’s never our way or the high way, there isn’t a prescribed answer model to all of our questions and accordingly we have to make most of life’s decisions ourselves.. That big grey area is where human personalities dominate, your moral basis could be organized religion, universal ethics or … Continue reading

Live happily ever after ..

Think of your childhood best friend(s), Think of your first real love, think of that special someone that passed away .. think of the feelings you had for each and every one of them, think of the moments you thought you were inseparable, think of every time you thought of the phrase “I can’t live without them, him or her” .. … Continue reading

Breaking out of the Cocoon

  Being born  in a closed cohesive community might sound like a good idea, what could be better than being among those who share the same beliefs, traditions and values, where how to be good citizen and good human being is very well defined and structured. Well, “Systemized” is the word. In a a systemized community career paths and professions are passed on … Continue reading

Arab’s Windmills

 The idea of portraying the west as the sole-enemy of Arabs requires alot of questioning and analysis, the easiest way to destroy the credibility of any politician, decision maker, business man or any celeb in the Arab world is just prove any ties between him/her and the western world! although on an official level the Armies (Guardians) of … Continue reading

لم املك الاختيار

  كيف تحاسبني على كوني مختلفا و أنا لم املك هذا الاختيار ،  لم اختر جنسي و لا عرقي، لم اختر وطني و لا مرباي،  لم اختر لغتي او ابواي ..   أما ديني فقد ورثتة عن اجدادي . فاذا كنت املك الاختيار، هل كنت اخترت دربي؟  هل كنت اخترت .. ان اكون  مواطن فى دوله … Continue reading

I’m not arrogant!!..I just Don’t belong

Early in my childhood I figured out that I preferred dogs over people, day one at primary school I was the kid standing in the corner staring at the rest of the class with very conflicting emotions and one dominant thought; I don’t belong! So using my survival instinct I formulated a natural communication barrier … Continue reading

They have Earth, we will have heaven !!

I always had some sensitivity to over painting subjects with Religion, I just freeze when I’m debating an achievement or a failure and someone pops up and refers them to the religious status of their administrators and when I pose my always controversial debate question of is religion a mean or an end, My friends … Continue reading

Free-Dumb 101 !!

Since we are new in that freedom business, now seems like the perfect time to formulate some “Freedom for Dummies tips”, Definition: Live and Let Live Golden Rule: Ur freedom stops where other’s Start. Corners of freedom: Obligations then Rights Obligations : What you owe the society Rights : What the society owes u Society Benefits … Continue reading