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7 signs you were raised by an Egyptian mother



This mother’s day take time to admire the privileges of having an Egyptian mother. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. But when, you happen to land in an Egyptian mother hands at birth, there’s no escaping from her fixed set of beliefs and bringing up techniques. No matter which background she comes from. There is this Egyptian Mothers Manifesto. It’s not written, she doesn’t learn it at school, but somehow it’s an implicit agreement between all mothers of Egypt. Here are seven signs that you definitely have been raised by an Egyptian mother:

1. She knows what you did, what you’re doing, and what you will do. She knows when what where and why. Your mother has her own special private spy often referred to as “the bird”, and yah man, she does know it all. When this belief haunts you, you find it impossible to ever think of lying to your mom, as she will always know the truth. Though, if you’re a little rat, this fact will challenge your little dirty mind to come up with a complete neat lie.

2. Your mom raised you up to a certain set of beliefs that shaped your world as a child. Heaven is up the sky and hell is down below earth. If you don’t finish your plate, the left food will come after you on Judgment Day. If you play with matches, you’ll wet your bed at night. And the famous “ Ommena El Ghoola” and “ Abu Regl Maslokha” these are the night visitors who will come every time you misbehave.

3. The word “Zeft” becomes an essential part of your formation. The dictionary meaning of the word is tar, but in Egypt is refers to “bad”. It can mean extremely bad or slightly bad, most importantly, it can refer to anything and everything. You yourself can be the “zeft” personally, or she may use the word to refer to the remote control device. It’s a motherly method of enhancing your creative thinking skills. For every time your mom uses the “Z” word, your brain is challenged to take wild guess what she means by “Z” this time.

4. Reverse psychology works best with her. If you ever want to get her approval on something, complain that your father refuses or banns it. Subconsciously she’d want to gain points against your father, so she agrees to everything he rejects.

5. Deciding whether you’re a grown up or still just a kid for your mother is a matter of mood. It depends on her strategic plans and what she is expecting from you in every situation separately. So, at early age, if you wanna go on a vacation with your friends, then for her you’re too young to travel by yourself. But, if she wants to go out with your dad to a late dinner, then, you’re all grown up and can take care of yourself, your siblings, and the whole house!

6. She always got your back. Even the strictest mother will always have some change hidden here or there that she brings out at the right time. When you’re going on your first date, buying a new car and few pennies are left, or she’d pay the last installment for your house.

7. No one is ever sure of the outcome, but in general, your mother made sure that you respect the elder and will be kind to the younger. She built it in you that you can never make it in life without the right certificate hanging on your wall. You’ll never succeed in life as long as she is not satisfied with you. You should never love your wife than her. Most importantly, her family loves you more than your dad’s family.

Well these are only few major common signs. The list can go on and on. But one thing for sure is that having an Egyptian mother is a unique, rich, overwhelming emotionally, yet funny life experience. Happy Mother’s day.

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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star




Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.


On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List




BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!


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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World




Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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