This is a call for a revolution. Ladies, we can’t keep quite anymore. Why is it difficult these days to find a man to love? Only love, we’re not talking marriage yet! Be sure, it’s not your fault. In Egypt a good quality guy is very rare according to me and my girl friends’ stories.
Let’s take it step by step; what will you really miss if you started dating a non Egyptian guy?
The first thing you’ll miss of course is a lire Egyptian “ Kersh in a fanella “, not only, but also:
1- You will miss being with someone willing to spend six months chasing you. Then when you just start to pay attention to him, he vanishes. They all vanish in femtosecond.
2- You will miss the stingy guy, who doesn’t shower you with compliments or gifts. And if he does, he’ll spend the next three years reminding you of that one expensive gift, “from his point of view of course”.
3- You will miss this guy who spoils every special occasion for you. Whether it’s your best friend’s wedding, your birthday party, High school gathering, he’ll perfectly manage to destroy your evening. He’ll start a silly fight that ends up with you staying home crying all night.
4- You will miss this guy who would order you to stop talking to all your girlfriends because he knows they are all bad girls “kolohom shemal”, and they hate you and are jealous of your relationship.
5- You will miss taking permission to go out with your friends, to wear your favorite outfit, sleep, eat, and even permission to breath.
6- You will miss someone choosing the suitable job for you -from his point of view- whom you work with, your working hours, just to make sure you are protected! Basically you get to pursue your dream career.
7- You will miss the famous bikini fight. You’ll get to wear what you want and what suits you. It’s your own body that you cloth after all.
8- You will miss taking adultery as a normal behavior from his side. And you don’t have to deal with it as if it’s your fault in the first place.
9- You will miss trying to fix someone who doesn’t know what he wants with his life neither what he really wants from you.
10- You will miss the famous Egyptian male double standards; He is allowed to do everything everywhere, but you’re not. He can travel, party, have girl friends, but if you ever think about it you’re loose. “3ayza tedory 3ala 7al sha3rak ya fagra”.
The list can go on and on, but is it really worth it? Ladies in Egypt are missing out a lot. It’s about time we call for change. We need to import good quality men from other countries. There are fine men out there who would go nuts for our milk chocolate latte tanned skin , our dark “curly furly hayesh” hair, our since of humor, our curves , our dance, and how compassionate and dedicated we are; Men who respect you as a human being. Don’t settle for less when you can get it all.
Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to Host Two Temporary Exhibitions
Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany has announced that two temporary exhibitions will be held in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir in light of the 150th anniversary of the museum’s establishment.
The exhibitions will launch on November 15 and will revolve around education and caches in ancient Egypt.
An inspection tour will also take place among the celebrations with the attendance of Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany, some of the ministry’s leaders and well-known public figures.
Earlier on November 12, the Chairman of the Chinese Consultative Council and a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Wang Yang visited the museum along with the rest of his party.
All of whom were very impressed by the magnificent display of the ancient Egyptian civilization, and were intrigued to learn about Ancient Egypt and the history it holds.
Ashraf Hamdi’s ‘A Voice Note’ Returns With Another Heart-warming Story
Director/ Writer Ashraf Hamdi strikes again with the release of his latest VN14: “Only If Time Was..” and after one year of fans waiting around for another voice note, Hamdi didn’t disappoint and delivered an outstanding piece different than the others but still holds the same magic that we all fell for.
The Voice Note tells once again a love story, one that started with a spark but ended tragically, leaving us all in awe. It’s a story that shows chemistry between two but when bad timing interferes and fate gets in the way, it ends differently than one would have expected.
The Voice Note is featuring the beautiful Aya AbdelHamid and Khaled El Zommor with the voice-overs done by Hamdi and Heidy Ahmed and as usual is written, directed, edited by Hamdi. What makes it even more personalized this time, is that the entire music of the episode was composed from scratch and is courtesy of Ashraf El Ziftawi.
That was Hamdi’s first collaboration with a musical composer and he worked along Ashraf El Ziftawi for 3 months and before that they spent a year composing music for other commercials and work.
The music wasn’t the only highlight of the short film, but also the song at the end that was exclusively written and recorded for it, making the Voice Note more intriguing and special.
We spoke with Ashraf Hamdi regarding these collaborations and he told us how unusual it is for him to do such a thing but he loves collaborating with fresh, young talents and shedding the light on their work.
For those who don’t know, the Voice Note series is the creation of the brilliant Ashraf Hamdi where love stories are told through a voice note. Every Voice Note holds a story and every story was based on a meaningful inspiration.
In his stories, you can find ‘love you didn’t love’ or an experience that you relate to, or maybe a completion of a love story that you didn’t have the chance to completely live.
When asked why the VN14 took so long, his answer was simply that ‘you need to be inspired,” and we are so glad he did. He also revealed that he likes everything in the project to be very personalized, even the cast, he needs to connect with them and love them in a way.
We hope Hamdi stays inspired so we can get to witness more of his magic!
It’s Time You Walk Away When…
I hold my phone every other second, still, not a single word from him. I toss and I turn, not able to sleep, and I start to wonder, is he okay? What is he doing right now? Has he gone home safely? I’ll text and see. ‘No. Stop it. He’s fine not hearing from you.’ My overthinking begins to tell me.
Why is he okay not asking about me when I’m not? Well, maybe because this is my first sign that I should away.
1- They care less than you do
When your relationship starts getting fragile, it is important that the other person assures you that they have equal feelings. That you’re both in this together, and you will work it out, together. It should never be all on you, you shouldn’t be the only person making the effort. So stop being the quicker person to call, and stop worrying so much. Let them do the call, the texting, let them do the fixing. Because again, you’re in this together, or you’re out, you walk away.
2- They always make excuses not to meet
You want to meet up, go over things, discuss it like adults and come up with a plan, right? But it never happens, right? Because they always seem to find an excuse to get out of it, or they simply can’t do this same conversation again. They say they can’t do this fighting anymore, but when you’re fighting for your relationship, then it’s legitimate and if they can’t do it, they don’t deserve you.
3- They can’t be trusted
Relationships can lack several fundamentals, but one thing it should never lack, is trust. It is what relationships are built on, and once it is taken from the equation, the relationship falls. I’m not telling you to give up the second they do you wrong, but to earn your trust again, they should work hard for it, and this chance you are giving them, should never be taken for granted.
4- They are cold
The way they treat you is cold, the way they respond is cold, even the way they smile back at you is cold. This change in behavior can only be spotted by you, and when you start comparing their responses to the way it used to be, this is when you will get your answer.
Never allow yourself to be with someone, who just doesn’t seem to care anymore. Someone who’s keeping you, because they are being selfish, and not reasonable.
5- They exhibit an error in communication
Communication is a key to a healthy relationship, it’s important for the both of you to know that you’re standing on the same ground, that you both feel and want the same thing. It’s okay to experience some miscommunication, but what matters is for the both of you to admit having this issue; so you can work through it and get past it.
Try to allow the space for each of you to speak their minds, with no interruptions AT ALL. Listening is a key to understanding, and accepting that difference in your point of views, is another key.
I can never really tell you for sure that this is your cue to leave, because at the end, it’s not signs that you should follow, it is your intuition. So what does it tell you?
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