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The Absolute 15 Truths That Hit You As You’re Growing Up

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What’s growing up been like for you? Has it been a walk in the park (I highly doubt it) or a punch in the face? A bolt from the blue? A kick down the ladder? God, I feel like I can go on forever! I bet it has been the latter three, hasn’t it? This one is about the actual epiphanies that strike you in the process, the real realizations, the important revelations.

1. Growing up is realizing that you’re not ready for life, admitting to yourself that you can be cruel, too and that you’re capable of hurting people.

2. It’s looking back and finding a trail of people that you’ve left behind, some you’ll never be able to run to again

3. Growing up is understanding that you can’t scream “Mother!” Every time something goes wrong, and realizing that she, too, is a person with problems and issues that made her who she is and that maybe, just maybe for once seeing that she, too, needs help.

4. Growing up is failing over and over again until who knows when this train will stop and maybe you’ll one day get to see yourself in a better place, in a better state.

5. Growing up is anxiety, depression and a long wave of panic attacks followed by a brief period of normal breathing until the three hit again.

6. Growing up is trying hard to win that Oscar award for best actor/actress because God only knows how many times you’ve put a smile on your face when all you wanted to do was punch a wall until your arm went numb.

7. Growing up is understanding the true meaning of doubt, if you don’t doubt yourself, if you don’t doubt your abilities, if you don’t secretly see yourself as an imposter every time someone even suggests that you’re good at something, then you’re messed up.

8. Growing up is forgiving those you couldn’t hurt back at the time and those who wronged you.

9. Growing up is letting go, letting go of a past that once upon a time meant everything to you and held you back for God knows how long.

10. Growing up is admitting that you’re human; with weaknesses, vulnerabilities and a tremendous

amount of fuck ups.

11. Growing up is realizing the necessity of the process of elimination; eliminating toxic people, eliminating bad influences, eliminating uncomfortable vibes.

12. Growing up is experiencing the long awaited epiphany that is the idea that you should never sacrifice your comfortableness for someone else’s happiness.

13. Growing up is cutting the last thread that’s been trying to pull you back in for so long, be it a dying relationship or an abusive friendship.

14. Growing up is realizing that you shouldn’t apologize for the things you want. That you don’t owe people explanations for your every step and every decision.

15. Growing up is surrounding yourself with fences, brick walls, iron shields and every single form of protection you can think of until you realize that the only person you’re bullshitting is yourself.

So, stop being too damn hard on yourself. We’re all still growing up.

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Le Méridien Cairo Airport Invites Travellers To Savour The Beauty Of Golden Hour This Summer Season

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This summer season, LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT is helping sun-seekers savour the good life and the beauty of Golden Hour with its own take on Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts’ global brand programme, Au Soleil by Le Méridien.
Personifying the laid-back elegance of European summers and the allure of the Côte d’Azur, this season’s global programme revolves around ‘Golden Hour,’ the magical hour at the end of the day under the sun – a sacred moment in time to slow down and indulge in simple pleasures through all the senses.
Beginning June 2022 LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT will invite travellers to soak in the summer season and Golden Hour, both on- and off-property:
The Hotel will feature a How to Summer Guide, dedicated Petit Plates menu offering Mediterranean inspired mini baguettes perfectly paired rosé spritzers and aperitifs, part of the brand’s signature Sparkling Programme. In addition, Le Méridien is bringing modern twist to classic games traditionally enjoyed outdoors during warm weather days such as the iconic backgammon, as well as, poolside chess and other timeless summer pastimes both to-go and as an oversized option, inviting guests to linger a little longer, with an exclusive warm weather soundtrack, curated by French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague.
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Au Soleil Stay Package at LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT
Beginning June 1 through October 31, LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT will offer a special Au Soleil stay package that includes daily breakfast and a complimentary Le Scoop by Le Méridien gelato or sorbet, Au Soleil brunch and Au Soleil movie night every weekend
On-Property Experiences that Salute Golden Hour
From relaxing rosé and backgammon to bronzing in the afternoon sun, travellers visiting LE MÉRIDIEN Cairo Airport will be able to capture the spirit of Au Soleil in a variety of ways:
● A dedicated Petit Plates menu, offering Mediterranean-inspired mini baguettes and local light bites – from oysters to grilled fish – all with perfectly paired rosé spritzers and aperitifs, part of the brand’s signature Sparkling programme.
● A modern twist to classic games traditionally enjoyed outdoors during warm weather days, such as the iconic seaside pastime of backgammon, as well as tic-tac-toe, poolside chess and chic modernist-style Jenga sets.
Le Scoop by Le Méridien, featuring various flavors of gelato and sorbet – incorporating authentic ingredients like bright green pistachios from Sicily, as well as fragrant vanilla beans from Madagascar – reminiscent of a glamourous, sunny summer spent on the French Riviera. Le Scoop is designed to be enjoyed while taking part in the European summer tradition of a “passeggiata” to unlock the destination’s locale. “Passeggiata” is an Italian term referring to a traditional evening stroll in the town’s piazza.
● An exclusive summer soundtrack, curated by French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague, inviting guests to lounge a little longer.
● A distinctive on-property design aesthetic, evoking the spirit of Au Soleil and the playful glamour of endless European summers for travellers all year round.
● A How to Summer Guide that captures the unspoken rules of a perfect day Au Soleil, whether on the beach or in the town, including Sun Safety tips from the brand’s amenity partner MALIN+GOETZ.

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Unforgettable Eid Celebration at Somabay

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Somabay geared itself up with a very special Eid week, with traditional offerings ready to go. An extremely unique activation program was held on the shores of the Red Sea. From the 2nd till the 7th of May, Somabay created a vacation like no other during Eid Al-Fitr.

Being well-renowned as a trendsetter in all-new activities, Somabay was able to create an experience for adults, parents and especially kids during the festivities, featuring new activations at Sobar and S.Cape Beach Club. In addition, Somabay launched its opening of new projects: Playpark, a kids’ entertainment hub that offers some distinctive activities, the launch of Floodlit Footgolf for the first time by the Red Sea and BayFit, as well as the new fitness studio by the Marina.

The entertainment program included DJs, stamina sports & fitness sessions, yoga classes, family bonding activities, and Nilco kids’ fun activities with the new launch of the Soma Raceway Go-Karting track.

The exceptional week witnessed a one-of-a-kind experience to captivate and entertain Somabay guests all week long; featuring Carolina Karam – a Lebanese singer for an unforgettable night.

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Cairo Festival City Hosts “Wings for Life” Marathon for the First Time in Egypt

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In Cooperation with Red Bull, Ignite Egypt & Allianz Egypt with the Aim to Raise Donations for Spinal Cord
Cairo Festival City Hosts “Wings for Life” Marathon for the First Time in Egypt

Cairo – May 8, 2022: Cairo Festival City (CFC), an affiliate of Egypt’s leading real estate developer Al Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), hosted the “Wings for Life” marathon, which is taking place for the first time in Egypt. Taking place in cooperation with Red Bull, Ignite Egypt and Allianz Egypt, the event aims to support research to find a cure for spinal cord injury, one of the world’s most severe injuries and the most expensive to cure.

“Wings for Life” world run is a global running movement that was inaugurated in 2014 by the Wings for Life not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Supported by Red Bull, the marathon annually takes place all over the world simultaneously during the first week of May, with the participation of professional athletes, runners, and wheelchair participants from across the world. The global movement aims to collect funds to support cutting-edge research to find a cure for spinal cord injury and raise awareness about the risks of spinal cord injury.

Cairo Festival City is committed to host several events and marathons to raise awareness on different diseases and collect funds to support finding a cure for them. These events include the “Run for a Heart” marathon that aimed to raise funds for child’s heart diseases, and “Run for a Cure” marathon that aimed to raise awareness among women about early detection of cancer and supported efforts toward treatment.

About Cairo Festival City
Cairo Festival City’s lifestyle and amenities truly captivate the world’s attention, while setting a higher benchmark for integrated mixed-use community living, with many choices at hand. Setting the best example of a self-sustaining eco-friendly “City within a City”, CFC offers remarkable experiences for every resident, tenant and visitor with its avant-garde villas, lavishing apartments, high-end administrative offices, elite shopping mall, world-class hotels, international school, sports hub, state-of-the-art service centers, and sophisticated automotive park.

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