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here we go.. [Sunday - November 29, 2009 | 7:57pm ]
hey guys...for those living in egypt, do you know how much it costs to have a wedding at the four seasons?? and other than the four seasons are there any good beach or nile venues for weddings? and approximate prices???
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[Saturday - August 29, 2009 | 12:09am ]
Which car would be better in Egypt: Volkswagen Jetta or a Mini cooper??

[Tuesday - April 8, 2008 | 9:35pm ]
So i just bought my first Mac! I don't know why i bought it--I just can't help myself sometimes.

[Saturday - May 5, 2007 | 10:24pm ]
Today could have possibly been the worst day of my entire life. As if my life needed to get any worse, my mom almost died today because of me. It was over the stupidest thing in the world. I gained some weight so my clothes fit tighter than usual, and my mom wanted me to change my sweatpants but I just didn't want to. I wasn't yelling at her or anything, but she just kept getting madder and madder and after she stopped yelling she was crying. And even though I was mad at her I couldn't bear to hear her crying, my sweet little mom. I went outside to try to soothe her, but she wouldn't stop crying and then after a while..i don't know what happened but it was as if she couldn't breathe..she was trying to draw in really deep breathes but she couldn't...she couldn't speak......she couldn't move......her eyes were wide and unblinking..omg...i didn't know what to do ..the only thing i could think of was giving her an aspirin and some water...i was just immobalized......i felt so helpless...i put the aspirin in her mouth and gave her some water...this all happened so fast....she was able to breathe and i asked her to speak..she said my name and asked me to rub her hand....then i was going to call 911...and she wouldn't let me..she took the phone away and said no no, i don't want to go, i hate the hospital, i'm fine etc. I was going to call 911 earlier but..i didn't want to leave her by herself..i really didn't know what to do. oh god, i thought my mom was going to die...i was crying and screaming while trying to help her..i was hysterical..while looking into her face i thought she was having a heartattack or something..i didn't want to let her go..i just kept saying mama stop doing this!

After all this i had her rest, and i begged her to let me call 911 but she didn't want to and she said she would leave the house if i did. i feel as if i shouldn't have listened to her. i should have called an ambulance or something. but she just refused. i don't know what to do..i feel as if i should tell her doctor about this...i can't even think about what happened today...the way she looked...i really don't know what to do. what should i do? i don't know how i should take care of her. lately she's been feeling very dizzy, and she fainted once at the mosque. when we went to see the doctor he had her get a heart echo and an mri, and some lab tests and she says that everything came back ok, but i guess i have to go and find out myself. she hates taking medicine, she has a couple that she needs to take daily and even the aspirin that the doctor told her to take once a day, she doesn't take. she always says that everyone is going to die and that you can't escape death etc. she's so hard headed sometimes, but i think now i have to make sure that she takes her medication, poor mama.

And then after an hour or so she started laughing, and i ask her what's so funny? she's like i didn't swallow the aspirin that you gave me. I COULDN"T BELIEVE IT! I was like, WHAT????? she was like you've had that bottle of aspirin for a while, I didn't want to take it. She' s mischievous! ;D She couldn't stop laughing. So i found the aspirin that the doctor prescribed and made sure she swallowed the pill. And I thought that was what saved her life. Go figure.

My mom is going to Egypt on Thursday because the son of a bitch tenant that was renting an apartment from us katab 3ad mezawar (a fraudulent deed) and submitted it to a judge, because my mom didn't want to sell him the apartment. I just don't know whats going on in egypt. And what's worse is that he could actually WIN! I told her not to see or speak to that asshole, and hopefully my brother's friend will help us out. Egypt's legal system is really fucked up. How could people get away with this????

I just wish I could go with her, so I can keep an eye on her and make sure she's ok. Screw anything and everything my moms life is worth the world to me.
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In memory of Waleed Shaalan, one of the victims of the VT massacre. [Saturday - April 21, 2007 | 11:35pm ]
Waleed Shaalan was an Egyptian getting his phd from VT. He died a hero, and the media isn't really circulating his story. This is his story..if you can offer a prayer or maybe even donate to help his family out..i'm sure he'll have a smile on his face in heaven. Because from what I've gathered from reading all these articles is that Waleed Shaalan always had a smile on his face.

Waleed was a hero and a martyr:

"He was gunned down on Monday while he was studying in Norris Hall, but witnesses say he died a hero.

According to Randy Dymond, a civil engineering professor at Virginia Tech, Mr. Shaalan was in a classroom with another student when the gunman entered and opened fire.

Mr. Shaalan was badly wounded and lay beside the other student, who was not shot but played dead, as the gunman returned two times searching for signs of life. Just as the gunman noticed the student, Mr. Shaalan made a move to distract him, at which point he was shot a second time and died. The student believed that Mr. Shaalan purposefully distracted the shooter to save him, Mr. Dymond said. (Source: New York Times)"

The facebook group created for Waleed is:
In Memory of Waleed Shaalan
Common Interest - Beliefs & Causes
Waleed Shaalan was one of the victims in the Virginia Tech shooting.

This group is a tribute to him.

Name: Waleed Shaalan
Sex: Male
Age: 32 years old
Height: 6’1
Major/degree: Civil Engineering/Phd
Marital Status: Married, 3 years with one child

Waleed Shaalan, 32 years old, first stepped onto the Virginia Tech campus in August 2006. An international student originally from Zagazig Egypt, with no family members in the United States, Waleed was quickly adopted as an essential member of the Blacksburg Muslim community. Among those mourning his death are his two roommates (Fahad Pasha and Irfan Waseem) to whom Waleed was their loving older brother, cook, academic and spiritual mentor.

Waleed initially began his PhD program in Egypt, but when Virginia Tech offered him an assistance-ship position, he chose to leave his original degree path and continue it in Blacksburg. Following in the footsteps of his father, Waleed was a dedicated and passionate student of Civil Engineering. Though he had a hectic schedule, juggling classes, PhD research and TA responsibilities, he always made time for the people around him. Waleed was known for his broad smile and wave that he gave everyone.

Waleed left behind Amira his wife of 3 years, and Khaled his one-year old son.

As we express our grief and sympathy for the families of all those directly affected by this senseless tragedy, we honor them through memory and reflection; and Waleed will always be smiling in our hearts.

MSA National Memorial Fund for Waleed's Family:

"He was the simplest and nicest guy I ever knew.We would be studying for our exams and he would go buy a cake and make tea for us," said Fahad, Waleed's roommate. Fahad was the last person to have spoken to Waleed, he remarked "He was studying late for an exam the morning of the incident; it was about 4 am when I last saw and spoke to him. We were talking about how amazing it would be once he brought his wife and son to Tech after the summer. I could never have imagined that in 5 hours he’d be gone forever."



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i had a nightmare...... [Tuesday - February 13, 2007 | 4:52pm ]
while i was in egypt that everyone on LJ defriended me..lol...i don't update often. i really want to start though ;/ we'll see

xoxo everyone! :D
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[Tuesday - October 17, 2006 | 11:15pm ]
i can't wait to update my journal..lol..hopefully soon.

[Saturday - September 23, 2006 | 9:51am ]
Ramadan Mubarak...!! =)
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[Tuesday - August 22, 2006 | 5:58pm ]
just got back from egypt yesterday!! i wanted to hang out with you nora but i was sooooooooo busy with two weddings....i'll post pics soon! ; )
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[Saturday - July 29, 2006 | 4:19pm ]
I was watching Al Jazeera and there was a Lebanese man in Paris who sent his family to lebanon for vacation. Ever since the Israeli offensive began, he has been unable to contact them and hasn't heard from them in 18 days. He doesn't know where they are. He doesn't know if they were evacuated from one of the villages in the south that is now being bombed. It was heartbreaking. May God reunite them and all the others in similar situations.

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World Cup [Sunday - July 9, 2006 | 7:38pm ]
Oh man, I hate it when it comes down to penalty kicks. I was rooting for France all the way....i don't know why since I love Italy so much. But I had my mind made up...I think because I love Zidane, and some other players on that team...anyway...they played so well in the second half...and even the first penalty kick that France had in the first half was amazing (i <3 zidane)....It sucks that he's going to be remembered for getting the red card...first of all, i can't even believe that he pushed another player like that. He's just not that type of player AT ALL!! I think the Italians said something that pushed him over the edge...but what a loss that was for the entire team's moral..their captain ejected. But even without him they played well...too bad they didn't have more time. Then after the game, my friend and i went to little italy because she was rooting for italy. but i still couldn't get in the partying mood with all those italians surrounding me and the ITALIA, FORZA ITALIA, FORZA AZURE, etc. I am happy for them, the game was great, they have some amazing players, and I LOVE Italy, but i wanted france to win =(.

and um, can Italian men get any hotter??!?!?
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from Al Ahram Weekly [Friday - June 9, 2006 | 3:01pm ]

During his recent sojourn in France, the Cairo Opera Orchestra Director Nader Abbasi became the first Egyptian to conduct the Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra on five evenings for the Opera Maria Golovine, bringing Menotti to life with what the French press hailed as unprecedented vigour.

The celebrated artist George Bahgory has received the King Abdullah II of Jordan award, a distinguished award that pays homage to the work of a great Egyptian artist who, else, has not been sufficiently honoured in his own homeland. This timely and much deserved award comes at a most opportune moment -- with fast-paced political developments in the region. The ramifications of these political reforms have a powerful impact on cultural production and artistic work in the region. Bahgory, a native of Luxor, the ancient Thebes, in many ways personifies contemporary Egyptian art. It is uplifting to note that Egypt's neighbours deeply appreciate his work.

lol [Wednesday - June 7, 2006 | 4:51pm ]
<td align="center"> sherin --

Tasting like strawberries

'How will you be defined in the sexual dictionary?' at QuizUniverse.com</td>
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[Monday - April 3, 2006 | 9:25pm ]
Tarek from The Apprentice looks like Orlando Bloom. Nice. =D Is Tarek an Ay-Rab??
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[Thursday - March 16, 2006 | 9:28pm ]
Hey guys.....i just need two more referrals to get my nano...can i get some love???

Click here: http://ipods.freepay.com/?r=7221956

[Wednesday - March 8, 2006 | 9:46pm ]
I was a model today!! Ok, ok...not exactly a real model, just a bumble & bumble dummy. But i am not disappointed. This has got to be one of the best haircuts i've gotten so far, and it was freeeeee! While I was there i grabbed some creme de coco shampoo and conditioner......ahhh la vie...smells like coconut. i'm a happy camper today!

[Friday - January 20, 2006 | 12:09am ]
jeez, i suck. everytime i try to do something that i think will make this person crack a smile, i fail miserably. it's like the harder i try, the worse it becomes.

i have such great news, but i'm going to wait a little bit longer until i divulge. ahh, so exciting!!!!

[Wednesday - January 18, 2006 | 10:40pm ]
such a productive day today. i waxed and it didn't hurt as much as it used to at all. and now that i can handle the wax better, it only took me an hour to wax everything. kudos to me! =D
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weather. [Wednesday - January 18, 2006 | 10:57am ]
the weather is so bad today here in NYC. it's rainy and windy, and i actually woke up in the middle of the night and was thinking "damn, what a storm" i'm glad i don't have to work today--but unfortunately i have to leave the house and run some errands for the momzzz =D

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