Thursday, February 22, 2007
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This might be the hardest post I have ever written.
I won't be posting anymore for an indefinite period of time. It could be a month, two, or more. I was just appointed a sales district manager in Luxor and I need all the time I have to prepare myself for this upcoming new life as well as prove myself in this very challenging new job. For the very first time I will be living completely alone in a far town, a far depart from my comfortable life here in Cairo. I know I would be able to handle cooking, but I don't know how I am going to handle washing my clothes. I never washed my clothes before, our housekeeper enters my room everyday, picks up the laundry and then does the job.
Anyway, I don't know how I would live without my parents, my friends, the club, the places I hang out in, and this blog. I really hope I would get my life and work settled there in order to return back to blogging as soon as possible.
I still can't imagine how life would be in Luxor. The town is very quite and very different from tourist destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. People go to Sharm and Hurghada to have fun on the beach and under the sea water, tourists go to Luxor to see the remains of our ancient civilization. And there are no Russian babes in Luxor!!!! The Luxor tourist is your average camera carrying 50-60-70 year old European and Japanese. A guy who will be reporting to me told me the last time I was there: "there are no girls here, I dried up."!
Anyway, please subscribe to my feed in order to know when I'll post again.
Till we meet again.
I just can't go without reporting this. Abdel Kareem was sentenced to 4 years in prison. Abdel Kareem was sent to jail because he merely stated his opinion on the country's regime and religion.
What really upsets me is the fact that Abdel Kareem enjoys very little sympathy in the Egyptian street because of what he said about Islam and religion in general. Some are calling for his execution.
Abdel Kareem will enjoy sympathy in the Egyptian street once Islam gets reformed. Once cussing Mohamed, Allah, whatever does not send you to prison or the gallows. If Abdel Kareem was living 500 years ago in Europe and he would have wrote the same thing about Christianity, he would have been burned at stake. Luckily Christianity got reformed, Christians in Europe understood that God would not be a very happy person if they imprisoned or killed someone who wrote/said something they considered offensive to the Christian faith. This is the reason why Dan Brown and Tom Hanks are still alive today.
One day Islam will reform and the future Abdel Kareems will not fear prison and execution anymore. In the meantime, we're stuck with stupidity and cruelty.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I know many of you are asking where am I. I'm really passing through some difficult circumstances that are preventing me from blogging. I will do everything possible to return back again so please bear with me.
I just came back from Luxor. It was a very hard trip. The head of the department I work in fired the regional manager there and he ordered me to delete all work files that were on the guy's laptop. I felt so bad. I knew this guy and me sitting there in front of him deleting all the files was definitely not a nice feeling. I apoloigized but he told me he knew I was just doing what I was told to do. Even the boss felt so bad after taking this decision. Firing people is the last thing he likes to do.
Anyway, please bear with me.
Monday, February 12, 2007
I just had this conversation with me boss an hour ago:
Me: I want to do something which is totally unbelievable. Something out of this world.
Boss: what? Are you going to resign?
Me: Worse. What I am about to ask from you is far worse than resigning.
Boss: What is it?
Me: I have this evil desire to take next week off!
Boss: hahahahaha, that's truly far worse than resigning!
Boss was kidding and i might in fact take next week off. I haven't taken a vacation since last August and I am very very tired. I just want to take a week off, go to Sharm or Hurghada, treat myself in a good hotel, switch off my cell phone, and fathom the fact that there are more stuff to do in the world than work.
Meanwhile my break continues. I'll be back pretty soon.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Sorry for the very light blogging. I have a few things to attend to. I'll be back as soon as I'm done. It might take around a week and so please stay tuned.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Everytime a suicide bomber kills himself along with hundreds of innocent people in Iraq I ask this question: how come up till now the Arab/Muslim world is not asking itself where these suicide bombers are coming from? Iraq's suicide bombers are just too many. It's very scary people. Here are people willing to kill themselves just to slaughter a few Shittes in a market or poor Iraqi police recruits. That freakin scary. If you can convince someone to blow up himself in the midst of a group of Shittes, then you can convince another to blow up anything. And what really makes me so angry is the fact that the Arab Muslim world, its intelligentsia, its religious leaders, its Al Jazeera, are paying zero attention to the fact that hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of Muslim youth are willing to blow themselves in anything. What makes me so angry is the fact that the Arab/Muslim world have no time to think about the mass murderers it's pumping out everyday, it's busy rioting over cartoons 4 months after they were published, busy complaining about "Islamophobia" in the West.
Whenever a Muslim blows up himself to kill hundreds of other Muslims I always tend to call that "the curse of the Jew". We allowed and justified suicide bombings against innocent Israelis in cafes and malls. We religiously sanctioned the actions of every Palestinian suicide bomber who killed and maimed Israelis. Now it seems the suicide bombers are killing far more Muslims than Jews.
The deafening silence of the Arab/Muslim world towards the mass slaughters in Iraq indicate one thing: this region will stay in the abyss of darkness, ignorance, and backwardness for a very long time until someone really rises up, takes it by the neck, and forces it to look in a mirror and see the ugly reflection.
Friday, February 2, 2007
Apologies for the light blogging. Work is killing me slowly. I will be back soon.
In the meantime, check out this report on the PEJAK, a Kurdish guerilla preparing to fight Iran. There are speculations the US might be helping out these guys. I won't be upset if that turned out to be true. I was thinking of writing a post about what the US can do with Iran and I was very surprised when I read this PEJAK report today. I love it when my prophecies turn out to be true.